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BRIEFS Time getting short for JFK submissions to be published week of Nov. 22Time is getting short for readers to submit stories, memories and photos in connection with the death of President John F. Kennedy. The South Marion Citizenand the West Marion Messengerare seeking your input to help us do something special the week ending Nov. 22, which is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We want to hear from you about where you were, what you were doing, how you felt, etc., when you got the news that fateful day. Were also interested in hearing from some people on how you think that day changed the world we live in, what effect it had on our future. Not every response has to answer every question. Just send us whatever information you wish to provide. Please e-mail your story and any photos you might have to editor@smcitizen.com. Photos should be JPG attachments, text may be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the e-mail. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Nov. 14. Thank you for your cooperation and interest. INDEX Bookmark..............................19 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................30 Judis Journal.......................12 Oak Run.................................13 OTOW.....................................30 Out to Pastor..........................9 Pine Run................................21 Pun Alley...............................19 Puzzles...................................26CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 23 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Plans move ahead for baseball on 200 This is an artists rendering of the proposed baseball complex on State Road 200 near Heath Brook. Thats Interstate 75 at the bottom. BY JIM CLARK EditorThe city of Ocala is ready to move ahead on a baseball complex to entice the New York Yankees to move their Class A Florida State League team here from Tampa in 2016, but some obstacles still remain. City officials must convince the County Commission to put the needed sales tax on the ballot for next March. Final approval by the commissioners may not come until January, according to a timeline released at a City Council workshop Tuesday. The 6,000-seat open air stadium would be built on a tract of land near Heath Brook on State Road 200, with the ballpark adjacent to Interstate 75 but accessible from 200. Called Project Homerun, the plan was revealed by city officials in November last year, and much of the preparation leading to Tuesdays workshop has been done in the background. Tax vote will be vital to plan PLEASESEEBASEBALL, PAGE3 BY JIM CLARK EditorTraffic accidents in Marion County have claimed at least four lives in the past week. A multiple fatality accident was reported at 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 24 on State Road 200. According to FHP, Ray Allen Kraus, 67, and his wife, Pamela Jean Kraus, 64, died when their car was struck by a vehicle driven by Allen Cole Godwin, 30, of Dunnellon. The FHP report read that Kraus was eastbound on State Road 200 in the left turn lane approaching the intersection of Southwest 99th Street. Kraus made a left turn, reportedly with the light, across the westbound lanes. Godwin was westbound approaching the same intersection. According to the report, Allen failed to observe the red traffic signal and the front of his vehicle struck the right side of the Kraus vehicle. Godwin was flown to Shands in Gainesville and was in critical condition. According to FHP charges are pending. The Kraus couple was originally from Delaware, Ohio. In an accident on County Road 326 on Oct. 27, David Eugene Harrington Jr., 22, of Williston, died when his vehicle left the road at 2:15 a.m. According to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol, he was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed approaching Northwest 150th Avenue. He left the pavement and drove onto the north grassy shoulder. The car continued ahead on the grass, hit a fence Accident kills two on 200 PLEASESEEACCIDENTS, PAGE3 Fine Arts Festival of Ocala PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKOne of the first events in downtown Ocala since the renovations on the Square was the Fine Arts Festival last weekend. Above, The College of Central Florida jazz Group opens their performance with Duke Ellingtons Times a-Wastin. Below, the popular ice cream line, and some artists seated in the street keeping an eye on their works. More photos, Page 5. Turn clocks back this weekend Come See The Multimillion Dollar Revitalization Today!! Come See The Multimillion Dollar Revitalization Today!! 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000G7CH OCTOBER 30 NOVEMBER 6 For consumers about to make a hearing aid purchase, and anyone interested in learning about hearing. Hearing and Hearing Aid Pricing and Technology Disclosed Just the Lowest Price with th e Best Technology & Service What are Hearing Aid Channels and Bands? Two of the most important characteristics of hearing aids are Channels and Bands which are also some of the most misunderstood by users. To start off with, the number of channels or bands has nothing to do with the number of programs or volume settings. Sounds are processed and amplified by a hearing aid based on frequencies (or the pitch of a sound) and volumes. A peek at your audiogram will tell you how much amplification you need for any given frequency. In a nutshell, bands and channels thus determine how granular a hearing aid can process and amplify the sounds it perceives. To quote a great explanation from Philips: A band is what is used to control volume in different frequencies. This allows us to adjust more volume in a specific area of your hearing loss without effecting other areas where you might need less volume The more bands the hearing aid offers the more room we have to fit the aid to your hearing loss. Channels break up the frequency range into individual channels. This allows the hearing aid to differentiate noise from speech. The more channels the hearing aid has the more fine tuned it can be. For instance the sound of keys falling on a table, or water running in the sink may be overwhelming. When your hearing aid offers many channels we can adjust each frequency that is too loud without sacrificing the things you want to hear, like your spouse or boss. Thus, just the way a high-resolution picture gives you a sharper image, more bands and channels provide you with a more granular sound quality. More channels will provide better resolution on the frequencies and more bands will mean better resolution on the volume thus allowing your hearing aid to match your audiogram more accurately. www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA-WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail OCALA-EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW College Rd., Ste. 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster NEW LOCATION $100 Gift Card CALL TODAY! with purchase of Siemens Rechargeable Hearing Aids 11175 SW 93rd Court Rd. Blue Oaks Plaza Next to Soapys Carwash & Walmart Early Birds 5:30pm Wed.-Sat. Regular Bingo 6:30pm Wed.-Sat. B E H A P P Y P L A Y B I N G O B E H A P P Y P L A Y B I N G O B E H A P P Y P L A Y B I N G O B E H A P P Y P L A Y B I N G O Quarters at 11:00 AM 2 2 BINGO BINGO N N O O W W O O P P E E N N NOW OPEN Doors open at 10 a.m. All New $ $ 2 2 BINGO BINGO (352) 237-7373 Florida Lottery & Check-Out Pull Tab City Florida Lottery & Check-Out Pull Tab City $ $ 000GGSY COME PLAY Quarter Games THE FIRST $5 DOLLARS is on us to get you started. (with this advertisement) Expires 11/30/13 COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON 352-237-7377 Next to Oak Run 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Thank You For Voting Us Your #1 Choice For Lunch Buy One Entre, get one, for equal or lesser value, With Purchase Of Two (2) Beverages & an Entr e from Our Regular Menu PRESENT COUPON TO RECEIVE OFFER. Good only Mon. thru Fri. from 11am-3pm. Valid only at 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Location. Dine in only. Expires 11/30/13. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON N N O O W W O O P P E E N N OPEN 6AM 7 DAYS A WEEK Great golf Ball RaceImagine hundreds of golf balls racing 325 feet toward a hole in a wall erected in the parking lot of the Berkshire Oaks Shopping Plaza. Imagine winning $1,000 while you watch your ball be the first one through! Just $5 will give you an opportunity to participate in this fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest on Nov. 16. The festivities will start at 8:30 a.m. when 100 classic cars will be displayed in the parking area. This Rotary event will raise funds for The First Tee of Greater Ocala, an organization that instills good values in our children. You may download an order form at greatgolfballrace.com or you may pick one up at at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Ocala Southwest on Tuesday mornings at 7:45 in suite 240 of the West Marion Community Hospital Doctors Office Building. Come and join us for breakfast and see what a Rotary meeting is like! Today, Governor Rick Scott and AT&T announced the company will fill more than 600 positions in the state of Florida, including more than 200 newly added jobs. During the event Scott awarded Carlos BlancoSposito, vice president and general manager for AT&T's South Florida market, the Governors Business Ambassador Award. Scott said, AT&Ts continued commitment to creating jobs is great news for Florida families. Floridas unemployment rate is below the national average at 7 percent and over 365,000 private-sector jobs have been created in two and a half years. Because of the policies weve put into place, companies like AT&T are continuing to recognize Florida as a great place to grow their business. The jobs being filled are a mix of retail, customer care and technician positions across the state and are part of AT&Ts continued investment in Florida to support new services like Digital Life, network enhancements, and provide the best customer service. AT&T already has hired more than 2,400 people in Florida through September of this year, including nearly 1,000 new jobs. AT&T Florida President Marshall Criser, lll said, AT&T continues to expand its customer base in Florida and invest in our network to ensure we are providing the high level of service customers have come to expect of the nations fastest and now most reliable 4G LTE network. Scott, AT&T announce 600 new jobs in Florida

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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL34481 or call... CHILD CARE PROVIDERFor Church Nursery. Background check & ref. required. Sunday AMs. Extra hours avaialble for special events. Email Resume fbcresumes@ embarqmail.com DRIVERS:Guaranteed Home EVERY Weekend! Company: All Miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease: To Own NO Money Down, NO Credit Check! CALL: 888-880-5916 ATTENTIONINVESTORS Need $4,000 for 60 days, Return $8,000 Call (352)854-8532 For details Tax Accountant2 -5 yrs. Business Tax Exp. ,CPA preferred Qualified Persons Send Resume to Cpa.resume.search@ gmail.com WE BUY ANTIQUES & OLD STUFF! Jim & Sheila Reed 352-873-9910 or 352-219-4134 OCALAMARCO POLO ADULT VILLAGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE. Saturday Nov 2, 9a-2p off SW 103rd ST Road A MUST SEE!Near Hwy 75, 55+ community. Too much to mention. Mid 20s (352) 622-1774 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real 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. 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 WE BUYALL AUTOS with or without titles, any condition. We pay up to $20,000 & offer Free Towing. Cindy (813) 505-6939 AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. NOV 3rd. 1-800-438-8559 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 GROCERY GIRLSWe Shop at your Favorite Super Market and Deliver To Your Home or Business We also shop at Pet Supermarkets, Having a Special Event? Let us help. We pick up and deliver your catering Call (352) 426-8549 or Fax (352) 861-1778 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 Carls Painting & Power Washing 35 yrs experience. References. Large or small jobs. 352-237-3580 or cell 727-815-2974 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Analysts are estimating that about 2,200 people would be the average attendance. However, special events, Major League players taking part in rehab games, and interest in the visiting team can occasionally drive attendance upward. This would be the seventh biggest Florida State League facility. The Yankees currently play in a 10,000-seat facility, but only average slightly better than 1,700 people per game. The projects estimated cost is approximately $52 million, with the stadium itself costing $38 million. Land acquisition accounts for the bulk of the balance. The Florida State League is a Class A operation and teams usually get young players who are just one step away from moving up to double-A or, in some cases, triple-A competition, the two steps leading to the Major Leagues. The entire proposal will be placed on the website at www.smcitizen.com. BASEBALLCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 and went into a pasture. He continued through the pasture hitting two parallel fences. This caused him to overturn and he was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. On Oct. 24 at 1:16 a.m., Michael Phillip Dangelo, 35, of Ocala, was killed when his vehicle struck a stopped vehicle in a construction area. According to the report, Dangelo was driving east on Maricamp Road at 35th Street Southeast. The construction vehicle was parked facing east in the inside lane, inside of orange cones that were tapering the lane of travel off to the outside lane, and had a large amber arrow sign activated on its rear indicating traffic was to move to the outside lane. Dangelo ran over a cone then collided with the rear right end of the parked vehicle, then spun and struck more cones. Workers were working at the time of the crash. Dangelo was pronounced dead by Marion County Fire Rescue workers. ACCIDENTSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The 10th annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride is gearing up for its journey through Marion County on Nov. 2. The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Participants may preregister by calling 352-854-5218 or at www.hospiceofmarion.com. The day of the event, registration begins at 8 a.m. at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave. in Ocala). The ride will start at 10 a.m. The cost is a minimum donation of $18 for the rider and $18 for a passenger. The donation includes a light breakfast and a barbecue lunch following the ride plus door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and entertainment by the Nightshift Band. Stampede participants will take a 55mile escorted ride through Marion County. Along the way are scheduled stops at each of the four Hospice Houses. Riders will get a close-up view of the beautiful houses available for the areas hospice patients. For more information about the ride, contact 352-854-5218 or to inquire about the many services Hospice of Marion County has to offer, call 352-873-7400. Steel Horse Stampede set for Saturday West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 activities Friday, Nov 1: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., dinner served 5 to 7 p.m., fish or shrimp $7, Solid Gold 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov 2: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Dinner tickets are pre-sold, Dave Hurlbert Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov 3: Football Sunday watch your favorite teams join us for pot luck Monday, Nov: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 5: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Bowling League Early Birds 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Night League 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 6: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov 7: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Dart League 6 to 9 p.m., Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov 8: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner served 5 to 7 p.m., $7, Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests. Saturday dinners and special event dinners. tickets are now being pre-sold. Call and reserve your tickets today! Located at West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 S.W. 110th St., Phone 352854-2200. Moose Lodge activities Read the classifieds BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comOTOW Travel Toppers wishes to announce that the musical Ethel Mermans Broadway will be presented at the Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5. It is part of the Adults at Leisure Series, which includes a box lunch. The show includes memorable tunes such as I Got Rhythm and Theres No Business Like Show Business. Reservations will be taken beginning on Nov. 4. Contact Linda Hein at 352-861-9880, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make a reservation.BloodmobileThe Life South Blood Mobile will be in the Health and Recreation Building parking lot on Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please help save a life by donating! OTOW Happenings: Trip, Bloodmobile In honor of Veterans Day, Hospice of Marion County and Munroe Regional Medical Center will host a free teleconference titled Improving Care for Veterans on Friday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center. The seminar, which consists of a nationally renowned group of experts via video and a panel of local facilitators, is designed to enhance understanding and provide new interventions to better serve veterans facing the end of life. Attention is placed on aging veterans from WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. In addition to individual interventions, the program also explores military benefits and improving communication with VA systems. Attendees will also learn about cultural traditions and sensitivities to better offer resources to assist grieving families. This educational information is useful to clinicians, administrators, clergy, hospice/ palliative care staff, hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities. Continuing Education credits are available for a processing fee (includes 1/2-hour presentation following the video). To register, call 352-854-5230. Hospice plans teleconference on veterans care Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome Millennium Hair Salon A Certified Goldwell Color Salon WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS PEDICURE PEDICURE $ 17 99 $ 17 99 COLOR COLOR & CUT & CUT Must present coupon. Expires 11/07/13 Must present coupon. Expires 11/07/13 Must present coupon. 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Friday, Nov. 1 Two-day Spruce Creek North saleThe Spruce Creek North community will hold a garage sale on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The community GPS location is 11040 S.W. 64th Avenue, Ocala 34476. Main entrance is off Southwest 103rd Street Road.Saturday, Nov. 2 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.Marco Polo yard saleFrom 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, the Marco Polo 1 community will have its annual community yard sale. The entrance is at 5300 103rd St. Road. While visiting the various yard sales, please do not park on lawns.Saddle Oak Club craft fairThe annual craft fair at Saddle Oak Club, on State Road 200, across from Heathbrook Publix, will be Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, drawings, homemade baked goods, coffee and croissants served from 8 to 10 a.m. Soup and sandwiches will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Moose yard saleWest Marion Moose Chapter 1929 will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot on Southwest State Road 200. To make donations or to buy a space, call Gerri at 352-237-1487. Spaces are $10 for one and $15 for two.Ocala Palms craft saleJoin us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from 70+ talented crafters and artists covering a variety of items. Enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale, and a hot dog lunch available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Raffles, too! Start your holiday shopping early!Quail Meadow community hosts saleThe Quail Meadow community yard sale is set for Sat. Nov. 2, starting at 8 a.m. The entrance to the community is Northwest 49th Avenue located off U.S. Highway 27.Country fair at Circle SquareWhat could be more fall than an old-fashioned country fair! Join the festivities and participate in a calk walk for charity (ticketed event), fair games, and face painting while you munch on kettle corn, cotton candy and fair food. Sit a spell and listen to live country music as you enjoy the cooler Fall weather. The Country Fair will take place on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun. This free event is open to the public. There will be a cake walk, fair games, face painting and more. Proceeds from the cake walk benefit Hospice of Marion County. Cakes are provided by Stellas Modern Pantry, Gina Hudson (local raw food chef), Betty Cakes, Marys Cuban Kitchen, Hospice of Marion County, Bonefish, Cakes N More, Candler Hills Restaurant, The Pub Restaurant, Publix and Sams. Additional cake donations from local establishments are welcome and all cake sponsors will be recognized in event advertising. For more information about the Country Fair event, contact Antonio Crews at 352-854-3670. For information on other entertainment and events happening on The Town Square, visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com or call 352-854-3670.Yoga at Sholom ParkJoin us for the final yoga session of the season in Sholom Park at 9 a.m. promptly. For information, contact Ingrid Crane, 352-854-7950.Sunday, Nov. 3 Roast pork dinner at Ocala WestA roast pork dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. Cost is $8 per person. Proceeds will benefit Boy Scouts camp fund. Tickets are available at church office. For information, call (352) 854-9550.Fort King presentationHenry Sheldon, Board member of the Fort King Heritage Association, will make a presentation about the Fort King National Historic Landmark at the Ocala Public Library Headquarters on Sunday, Nov. 3 beginning at 2 p.m. Learn more about the rich heritage of the famed fort and what the future has to hold. Visit the FKHA website posting for more information. Southern Express in concertThe Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 3, 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. The church is pleased to have them back. They plan to return to give another concert series program after the first of the year. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Monday, Nov. 4 Interfaith hosts Muslim for lectureThe Interfaith Alliance of Marion County opens its fall lecture series with Larry Collins, a practicing Muslim since 1966, asking Does God Need Our Help? at the Temple Beth Shalom on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. In his lecture he will examine vital moral and ethical questions which arise out of the enormity of recent scientific discoveries.Tuesday, Nov. 5 Movies at the LibraryFreedom Public Library is now showing movies once a month. Join us in the meeting room on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. for a free showing of Oz, the Great and Powerful.Hours change for food pantryThe Ocala West United Methodist Churchs food pantry will have different hours beginning Nov. 5. The new days will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Food may be collected from the pantry every 30 days. Please be prepared to show identification with a photo for the food. Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000GFL4 Call Ora 1-855-335-8082 Toll Free or 352-556-5200 B ILOXI MS G AMBLING 000GCWD ST 38547 IP Casino Resort-Beau Rivage Resort Nov. 26, Dec. 23, Jan. 12 or Jan. 26 Get-away for the Holidays!! For Christmas booking: OTOW Call Marie @ 873-8525 Pine Run Call Maryann @ 854-4554 Cherrywood Call Natalie @ 854-4561 by Oras Travel 000GHTC CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING 25 Years Carpet Cleaning Per Room Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 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Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 General Manager John Provost (352) 563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads : Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 2 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 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 Dunnellon, but publication of items not e-mailed may be delayed. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Marions Most Wanted Robert Eugene Epps, 46, felony violation of probation burglary of a structure, grand theft. Frederick Lamall Holt 29, felony warrant sale of crack cocaine. D avid J oseph Morin, 33, felony violation of probation warrants burglary of a structure, grand theft. Christopher Lenard Taylor 31, felony bench warrant failure to appear pre-trial conference evidence tampering, possession of paraphernalia. A yla Susan Tillander 27, felony bench warrant failure to appear drug court, retail grand theft, possession of hydromorphone. J ordana V incent, 21, violation of probation warrant, retail petit theft. E The Environmental MagazineD ear EarthTalk: I work for the G ap and know firsthand the amount of waste that s produced at my store. Can you suggest ways retail stores can reduce waste ? A nd how can I get a conversation started with the people upstairs about recycling and being less wasteful ? -Name withheld, via e-mail Waste is an issue for all retail operations, given the need to take in and unpack large numbers of individual items and then display and package them up in a way that customers will appreciate. CalRecycle (Californias Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery) suggests that retailers consider the three Rsreduce, reuse and recyclewhen setting up their sourcing, packaging and related procedures. As for reducing, CalRecycle encourages retailers to ask their suppliers to provide items without excess packaging and to reuse whatever packaging they can. Also, stores can give customers the choice of having their purchases baggedor give a discount to those who bring their own or go without. For reusing, CalRecycle recommends donating old merchandise to charities rather than throwing it in the trash, and looking for schools or institutions that would take display racks and other decor elements from the previous sales season. Posting such items to a materials exchange is a quick way to find takers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains a state list of material exchanges on its website. Retailers can maximize the amount of recycled packaging in their stores by demanding their suppliers use it. And if a store has enough recyclables it may be able to sell it to an industrial recycler periodically. If a store is in a mall, there may be other opportunities for greening. Mall property managers and anchor stores can provide leadership by coordinating waste prevention, recycling and purchasing programs at multitenant complexes, says CalRecycle. Mall managers can consolidate efforts among businesses to generate large amounts of recyclable material, thereby making recycling more cost effective. All big retail chains have sustainability challenges, but the Gap has made great strides in the last decade in reducing waste and its overall environmental footprint. They recently completed a green makeover of their corporate offices in San Francisco, diverting as much as 75 percent of the waste stream there. While the Gap has limited control over what goes on at its retail stores given local rules and systems for waste management, it is partnering with other retailers through industry groups to facilitate recycling in mall store environments and establish lease templates that support waste reduction and other environmental goals. The company is also part of the Clean by Design program, an initiative of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to marshal the buying power of multinational corporations (including Wal-Mart, Levis, Nike and others) to reduce waste and emissions among suppliers abroad. But just because the company is on the case doesnt mean new suggestions arent welcome. Corporate leaders at companies like the Gap often encourage feedback from workers, especially when it could benefit the companys bottom line or image. Offering some concrete, succinct examples of ways the company could reduce waste would most likely be the best approach. CONT A CTS: CalRecycle, www calrecycle. ca. gov; G ap Social & Environmental Responsibility Report www gapinc. com/ content/ csr/ html. html; Clean by D esign, www nrdc. org/ international/ cleanbydesign; EP A Materials Exchange, www epa. gov/ osw/ conserve/ tools/ exchstat. htm. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial. EARTH TALK Getting retail stores to reduce waste BY HEALTHY EXCHANGES King FeaturesEasy Peanut Butter MuffinsNovember is Peanut Butter Lovers Month, so for all you peanut butter lovers, here's a recipe just for you. 1/2 cup fat-free milk 1/4 cup Skippy or Peter Pan reduced-fat creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon Land O Lakes no-fat sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg or equivalent in egg substitute 1 1/2 cups Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix 1/4 cup Splenda Granular 1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 8 wells of a 12-hole muffin pan with butter-flavored cooking spray or line with paper liners. 2. In a large bowl, combine milk, peanut butter, sour cream, vanilla extract and egg. Add baking mix and Splenda. Mix gently to combine. Evenly spoon batter into prepared muffin wells. 3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Place muffin pan on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and continue cooling on wire rack. HINT: Fill unused muffin wells with water. This protects the muffin tin and ensures even baking. Each serving equals: 145 calories, 5g fat, 5g protein, 20g carbohydrate, 317g sodium, 42g calcium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch/carbohydrate, 1/2 fat. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort foods fast and healthy

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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com More from FAFOThe Fine Arts Festival of Ocala was last weekend. At the left, one of the booths seen from the back looking from the Square toward Broadway Street, and above, the Community Art Groups booth, with, in the background, people watching the performance on stage.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Baked Ziti with Pumpkin & SausagePrep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 12 Nonstick cooking spray 4 cups dry regular or whole-wheat ziti 1 can (15 ounces) Libbys 100% Pure Pumpkin 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Pinch cayenne pepper 1 can (12 ounces) NestlCarnation Evaporated Fat Free Milk 4 links (12 ounces) fully cooked Italian-seasoned chicken sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 package (6 ounces) or about 4 cups pre-washed baby spinach 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim or 2% milk reduced-fat mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup (1.5 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 425F. Spray 4-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water and set aside for later use. Drain pasta; return to cooking pot. Meanwhile, combine pumpkin, flour, garlic powder, salt, nutmeg and cayenne pepper in medium skillet over medium heat. Slowly add evaporated milk, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken slightly. Pour over pasta in pot. Add sausage and reserved pasta cooking water; stir well. Spread half of pasta mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with spinach. Cover with remain ing pasta mixture. Lightly spray piece of foil with nonstick cookingspray.Coverzitiwithfoil,greased sidedown. Bakefor20minutesoruntilheatedthrough.Com bine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses in small bowl. Remove foil; sprinkle with cheese mixture. Bake, uncovered, for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.FAMILY FEATURES Even though the cooler weather has arrived, you can still enjoy mouth-watering peaches, juicy tomatoes and sweet corn all your summer favorites thanks to the can. Fruits and vege tables are picked at the peak of their ripeness, when theyre at their best, and canned just hours after picking. The canning process, therefore, locks in theirnutrients, freshness and flavor naturally, without the need for preserv atives. So, theyre available and in-season all year long. Additionally, many canned fruits and vegetables have equal or more nutrients than their fresh and frozen counter parts. Canned peaches, for example are more nutritious than fresh, according to an Oregon State University study, because they have higher levels of vitamins A, C and E, as well as folate and antioxidants. Thesedeliciousrecipeswillallowyoutoenjoytheflavors of summer, no matter what time of the year it is. Remember, your favorite fruits and vegetables are only a can away. For more recipe inspiration and to learn how you can get cooking with cans, visit: www.Facebook.com/CansGetYouCooking www.Pinterest.com/CansGetUCooking www.YouTube.com/CansGetYouCooking. Pineapple-Peach-Pear Skillet CrispPrep time: 5 minutes Serves: 8 Topping: 4 ounces (1 cup) chopped pecans 1/3 cup butter 24 gingersnap cookies, coarsely crushed Base: 1 can (20 ounces) Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits or Chunks, undrained 1 can (15.25 ounces) Del Monte Yellow Cling Sliced Peaches in Heavy Syrup, drained 1 can (15.25 ounces) Del Monte Sliced Pears in Heavy Syrup, drained 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch Salt, to taste 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pecans and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat, stir in cookie crumbs until well coated with butter and set aside on separate plate. Combinepineapple,peaches,pears,cranberries, sugar, cornstarch, and salt, if desired, in same skillet. Bring to full boil over medium-high heat. Boil 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasion ally. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, if desired, and sprinkle evenly with cookie mixture. Serve immedi ately or at room temperature.Toasted Almond Green BeansPrep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 3/4 cup (3 ounces) slivered almonds 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon cumin 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) Del Monte Cut Green Beans, drained Salt and pepper, to taste Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add almonds; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently, being careful not to burn. Add 2 tablespoons butter, Worcestershire, lemon juice and cumin. Cook until butter has melted, stirring constantly. Set almonds aside on separate plate. Melt remaining butter in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans, and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle almond mixture over beans. Toss and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Baked Ziti with Pumpkin & Sausage Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup Pasta Fagioli Soup Toasted Almond Green Beans Pineapple-Peach-Pear Skillet CrispLeftover Turkey Tortilla SoupPrep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Vegetable oil 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes 32 ounces chicken broth Coarse salt (sea salt or kosher), to taste 1 can (15 ounces) Allens Butterfield Potatoes 1 can (14.5 ounces) Freshlike Crinkle Sliced Carrots 1 can (15.25 ounces) Allens Whole Kernel Corn 1can (15.5 ounces) Allens Pinto or Allens Black Beans, drained 2 cups cooked turkey, shredded 6 ounces bite-size corn tortilla chips 1 cup cheese (queso fresco, feta or Monterey jack) shredded or diced 1/2 cup scallions, chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional) 1 lime, cut in wedges Heat vegetable oil in saucepan over medium high heat. Cook tomatoes for a minute, stirring frequently; add broth and salt. Heat to boiling. Add potatoes, carrots, corn, beans and turkey; simmer gently until all ingredients are hot. To serve: Ladle soup into bowls. Top with tortilla chips and cheese; garnish with scallions and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.Pasta Fagioli Soup Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Serves: 8 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) Red Gold Diced Tomatoes 1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans 1 can (14.5 ounces) chopped spinach 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) chicken broth 1 can (29 ounces) Red Gold Tomato Sauce 2 cups water 2 garlic cloves, minced 8 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 8 ounces seashell pasta Parmesan cheese In a large stockpot, combine all above ingredients except pasta and cheese. Bring to a boil; cover, and simmer for 40 minutes. Add pasta and cook uncovered until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes. Ladle soup into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with cheese. 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Wednesday, Nov. 6 Music recital at CFThe College of Central Florida Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a vocal and instrumental recital Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The recital will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center. Doors open to the public 30 minutes before the performance and admission is free. Approximately 20 students currently enrolled in the CF Music Department will perform voice and instrumental pieces. The recital will include musical selections ranging from popular to classical and secular to religious. Tickets are not required. For additional information, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810. To learn about other CF events, visit www.CF.edu. Thursday, Nov. 7 WOW Singles to meetWOW Singles will meet Nov. 7, Thursday, at Buffet City, 1512 S.W. College Road, and Thursday, Nov. 21, at Reds on State Road 200, just across the Citrus County line, each at 12:30 p.m. There are no dues. For information call 352-861-9487 or 352-291-2762 before 10 a.m.Friday, Nov. 8 Buddy Poppies to be distributedVFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at Publix, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Gander Mountain, Lowes WinnDixie, Big Lots and I-Hop. Donations are appreciated with all proceeds going to veterans and local charities.United Way golf tournamentUnited Way is hosting a a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 8. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be held at Golf Club of Ocala, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $100 per person. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. Entry fee includes golf fees, cart fees, lunch, beverages, entertainment and a complimentary round of golf at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club, and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $100 per hole. Sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorships or registration, call at 352-291-0292 or 352-622-1318. Saturday, Nov. 9 Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to attend the next meeting Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be turkey and stuffing, 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, Nov. 6, checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.Marion Landing Fall Sale The Marion Landing Fall Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center. Jewelry, books, homemade baked goods, plants, sports equipment and tools, along with tables full of household items and giftware. The sale is at 8601 S.W. 65th Ave. Road (off SR200). Admission is free and open to the public. No pets, please.Preserve arts and crafts fairAn arts and crafts fair will take place at Spruce Creek Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Preserve is on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (use the Gatehouse entrance). There is free admission, a free craft drawinig every 20 minutes, a bake sale, and you may purchase a lunch.Sunday, Nov. 10 Youth Symphony at CountrysideThe third Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Ocala Youth Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1999, is committed to the education and professional development of young musicians from 10 to 18. Its founder and director is Cindy Robertson. The orchestra plays classical, Broadway tunes, movie themes, country and jazz. The public is invited and admission is free but donations would be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Band to honor veteransPlease join the Kingdom of the Sun band for a tribute to honor our veterans on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park on Fort King Street. This is our second annual Veterans Light the Stars program, complete with special music and fireworks. Admission is free! Bring a chair or blanket for comfortable seating. For additional information, call 352-624-9291 or check out our website at www.kingdomofthesunband.org. Tuesday, Nov. 12 Mac users to meetCreating the OMUG Newsletter by Al Sypher and Using Camtasia by Brian Voge are the main topics for this months meeting of the Ocala Macintosh User Group on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. These talks will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Thursday, Nov. 14 Democratic Ladies to meetThe Democratic Ladies Club of Marion County meets every second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Democratic Executive Offices at 601 S.W. 1st Ave. in Ocala. Contact numbers are: Club President, Angela White 352-229-0629 or DEC Headquarters 352-402-9494.Saturday, Nov. 16 Crossroads Church honors vetsVeterans, we appreciate you. The Veterans Administration of Ocala is teaming up with Crossroads Church to honor those who have served and continue to serve their country. Come out, allow the VA representative to help you get registered for Medicare and other benefits, and be treated to a meal on us at the Veterans / Public Servant Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-291-2080. We look forward to seeing you there. Womens Wellness DayOcala Health will host its second annual Womens Wellness Day at the College of Central Florida on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A health fair and screenings will be held in the Ewers Lobby of the College of Central Florida. Following that, motivational speaker, comedian, and award-winning storyteller, Kelly Swanson, will be the keynote speaker at a lunchtime presentation in the Klein Theatre. During the health fair, attendees will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with clinical specialists in cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, diabetes, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience, and GYN health. Body fat, BMI, strength, balance, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings will also be offered. Kelly Swanson, author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?, is visiting Ocala for the first time, presenting her approach to handling lifes obstacles. Through humor and storytelling, Swanson helps attendees learn how to assess problem areas, define their goals and objectives, review negative mindsets and behaviors, think more creatively, and motivate themselves to deal with stress and change taking everyone on a hilarious and powerfully motivating journey to a happier, healthier self. This event is free to the public and registration is required only for the lunchtime talk with Kelly Swanson. Those wishing to participate in the cholesterol screening should fast from the midnight before. To register for lunch with Kelly Swanson, call 1-800530-1188. Ocala Health encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. Ocala Health has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Regional Medical Center is also a Provisional Level II Trauma Center. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; and the Senior Wellness Community Center.Sunday, Nov. 17 Fall concert at St. JudeOn Sunday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m., Maestro Bill Doherty and members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera will be with us once again for an inspiring performance featuring Broadway, Opera and Gospel favorites. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12 and can be obtained in advance at the parish office or at the door. More information may be obtained by calling 352-347-0154. St. Jude is located at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks.Thursday, Nov. 21 Air Force group to meetThe November meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. A representative from Sams Club will be attending and brief us on Specials that are available to AFA members. 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DIRECTIONS: SR 200 to 110 St., L on 71 Terr. Rd., house on left. (352) 615-8731 Dennis (352) 615-8794 JaeAnn 000GIE4 $169,900 2/2/2 w/Den, private backyard, many extras. DIRECTIONS: SR 200 to 110 St., L on 78 Terr. Rd., R on 113 Pl., house on left 000FVG0 BY SAMANTHA MAZZOTTA King FeaturesQ: The faucet on the utility sink in my basement is leaking. It's one of those older faucets with a threaded spout where you can attach a hose, and a wingnut-looking handle. Can this be repaired, or is it too old? -Clive in Pittsburgh A: If the leak is caused by a worn seal or washer, you should be able to find an adequate replacement in a universal washer kit. This inexpensive item is available at hardware and home-improvement stores and has a variety of different washers and seals to solve problems exactly like yours. The type of faucet you described is likely a hose bib. These are pretty reliable and longlasting, but the washers can wear out just like any other faucet. You'll need to disassemble the handle to get to the assembly inside. First, shut off water to the faucet at the nearest shutoff valve. This may be located under the sink, or further along the pipe-run since it's a utility sink. Unscrew the small screw in the top of the faucet's handle. Then pull the handle up and off. Just below the stem is the packing nut -the large nut just underneath the handle. Use an adjustable wrench to unscrew the packing nut. Next, carefully unscrew the spindle. It's important to not scratch the spindle shaft or strip the ridges at the end of it. You can use pliers (channel-type) to do this, but try wrapping a soft cloth around the spindle to protect it. Remove the spindle from the faucet valve. Now you're ready to replace the damaged washers. The assembly should have two: a packing washer, just under the packing nut; and a stem washer, near the bottom of the spindle. Remove the old washers, and locate same-size replacements from the universal kit. Reassemble the spindle using the replacement washers, reinsert into the valve and screw the packing nut back into place. Slide the handle back on and attach with the small screw. Test the faucet by turning the water back on and turning the faucet on and off. HOME TIP: Some professionals recommend coating new washers with a heatproof grease to prevent them from cracking, while others say it doesn't matter. Use your own judgment. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new ebook, "101 Best Home Tips," is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. This is a hammer column: Older faucet can be repaired BY JOANN DERSON King Features Mail service is a wonderful thing. Order what you want on the Internet, and its in your mailbox or on your doorstep tomorrow. From efficiency to penny pinching, you can use the mail to help out in numerous ways. Or, use it to bring a smile to someones face: Keep a stack of stamped postcards with you. Jot a note and mail one off whenever the mood strikes. I almost guarantee a great response from the recipient! Who doesnt love real snail mail? JoAnn To save on prescription costs, ask if your health insurance participates in a mail-order service where you can get three months of a drug for a discounted cost. Mine costs less for three months than it does for one month in my local drugstore, and I dont even have to go pick it up. B.W. in Virginia I love to shop, and for the best deals I go online to trusted e-retailers. When shopping online, dont forget to factor in shipping and handling, as some companies offer free shipping on orders over a certain dollar amount; others dont! One of the greatest assets in our communities is the public library, and mine has just added a new service that Im over the moon about: delivery! I can search the card catalog from home and have the books I want delivered right to my door. Its so convenient. J.H. in Florida My uncle is really hard to buy for. He doesnt get out much, and he has everything he could ever need in his apartment. I hit gold with gift mail-order memberships. Weve done beer, cheese and fruit, and this year is meat! He gets a different one every month. You can find these services on the web. Thought Id pass it along as a gift idea. W.L. in Arkansas Send your tips to Now Heres a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at heresatip@yahoo.com. Now Heres a Tip BY MARK VASTO King FeaturesSome 40 minutes north of Kansas City lies the quaint town of Excelsior Springs, Mo. Since the Chiefs are on a roll this season, the town is attracting more traveling fans from Nebraska and Iowa this year than in years past and if theres one thing the residents of Excelsior Springs know about, it is the past. Native Americans would travel from many miles away to use the mineral springs that bubbled through the clay and sands of the area, believing they had mystical healing powers. Sometime in the 1800s, a man in Excelsior Springs told the newspapers when his daughter, who had been on her deathbed from tuberculosis, had been healed. The news went...well, viral; hotels were built and the visitors began rolling into town. The most famous of them all and the only one that still remains a resort attraction is the magnificent Elms Hotel. Al Capone used to host marathon gambling tournaments in one of the boardrooms, and heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey used to train here. Harry Truman used it as a hideaway whenever he had to make big decisions. And yes ... The place is haunted. The Ghost Hunters TV show as well as amateur paranormalists stop by regularly. The words ghost and Mulder and Scully are frequently dropped into conversation. An older gentleman, who claims to have worked in Excelsior Springs most of his life, says that most of the occurrences happened during the recent renovation of the Hotel, which has burned down twice. During reconstruction, I was making the early-morning rounds when I heard the circular saw going. But it wasnt even plugged in. And when I went to leave the metal bar that hangs from the emergency fire extinguishers the one you use to break the glass with? It was pointing straight out at me. He goes on: They are friendly ghosts, but they like to play. Well, mostly friendly ... We have a maid in a 1920s uniform who likes to scold the staff ... She might also be the one who slaps the men who bring women into room 204 who are not their wives. They run out of the room. Theres the woman screaming in your ear in the lobby, looking for her son ... And Michael, in the Truman Suite ... he likes to play. Moves stuff around. That night, the Minnesota Vikings played the New York Giants in a game of horrors. Bored, I went to the library. The Giants haunt this place, too. In 1948, the Giants decided to give the waters and their purported healing properties a chance by conducting a training camp there. Also, they gave a guy named Emlen Tunnell a chance there, a guy with a broken neck out of college who went on to become the first African-American elected into the Hall of Fame and all-time interception leader. Tunnell died in 1975 of a heart attack at training practice. He haunts the Elms, too: one day, his picture mysteriously appeared in the library. Most nobody knows who it is in the picture, and nobody knows who put it there. The truth is out there. Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter who lives in Kansas City. A Sporting View: Ghosts of the Gridiron BY SAM MAZZOTTA King FeaturesDEAR PAW'S CORNER: We can't have pets in our apartment, but I want to teach my children about responsibility and compassion for animals. Are there volunteer opportunities for kids out there? -Jessica in Seattle DEAR JESSICA: There certainly are volunteer opportunities for kids in most communities. The hard part can be finding one that will work for your kids, fit in with school schedules and provide the kind of rewarding experience you want them to have. PAWS.org, for example, has several volunteer opportunities in the Lynnwood, Wash., area. The shelter doesn't allow kids under 18 to work directly with animals, but it hosts a special Day of Service for those 10 or older to help spruce up its dog trail, and hosts a PAWSWalk each summer. Kids also can choose to "donate their day" -ask for donations to the organization in lieu of birthday presents, for example. That's just one organization in one area. Kids and parents should search for local shelters Teaching petless kids to care for animals and animal-rescue organizations to see what volunteer or fundraising opportunities are available. Another, more immediate opportunity may be right in your neighborhood. Do you have friends or neighbors with pets? Are they willing to let your kids visit and play with their dog or cat? Is there an elderly relative or friend who needs help walking their dog or taking their cat to the veterinarian? Remember that, as the parent, you'll need to supervise your kids for many of these events or pet-care opportunities. But you'll be giving them key tools to be awesome pet owners of the future.Send questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com.

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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Nov. 23 Tech Trek camp benefit setThe American Association of University Women is sponsoring an 8th grader to go to Tech Trek camp at the Univesity of Florida. To acquire the funds, we are holding a silent auction at Stone Creek Grille. It will be a Purse Palooza on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided for $15. RSVP by Nov. 20. Call Eileen at 352-854-5952.Sunday, Nov. 24 Barbershoppers to sing The Big Sun Barbershop Chorus Show is set for Sunday, Nov 24, at 3 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church. Headliners are the Wise Guys an award winning quartet from the Barbershop Harmony Society, plus three local quartets and the Ocala Big Sun Chorus and Chip Morris as Master of Ceremonies. For tickets call 352-804-7464 or order online at bigsunchorus.groupanizer.com The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. Ocala Sunday, Dec. 8 Flea market vendors wantedFlea market and craft vendors wanted for flea market on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Temple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala. Outside spaces are available for $10 per large space. For information and reservations, contact Dot Howard, 352-687-1799. Ninety-two miles of rivers. Thirty-two thousand acres of lakes. More than 40 springs. Opportunities to enjoy Marions water resources are almost unlimited, and a Marion County department wants to bring local youth closer to them this month. The Marion County Office of the County Engineer invites students ages 18 and under to participate in its Discover our water resources art and photography contest. Through Nov. 22, students attending a public, private or home school in Marion County may submit creative entries depicting any of the following themes: Marion County water bodies, wildlife, karst or limestone features, water uses and recreation in water. Art entries must be original illustrations created in print or digital formats. Print entries must not exceed 8 1/2 by 11 inches in paper size. Photography entries must be original and unedited, and must be submitted in digital versions of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) in size. A selection committee will recognize the top art and photography entries through publication of the winning creations in the Office of the County Engineers 2014 Discover our water resources stormwater education booklet. The publication will be distributed to local schools and county residents to encourage learning about water quality and stormwater pollution prevention. The contest application and guidelines are available at www.marioncountyfl.org/stormwater.htm. Entries are due Nov. 22, and may be emailed to stormwater@marioncountyfl.org or delivered to Kim Dinkins at the Office of the County Engineer (412 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471). Winners will be announced by December. For more information, call 352-671-8686. Student art, photo contest based on water Emeritus Support groupsIf 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. ARIES (March 21 to A pril 19) You enjoy the attention early in the week, but it might be a good idea to opt for some privacy by weeks end so that you can have more time to consider a decision. T AURUS (April 20 to May 20) You unearthed some surprising facts. Now you need to consider how to use them to your advantage. Meanwhile, it might be best to keep what youve learned secret for now. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A comment by a colleague piques your curiosity to know more. Best advice: Youll find people more likely to offer information if youre discreet when making your inquiries. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels begin to rise by midweek. This allows you to catch up with your heavy workload and still have plenty of get-up-and-go to go out on the town this weekend. LEO (July 23 to Au g. 22) Youre probably roaring your head off about a perceived slight from a longtime critic. Ignore it. That person might just be trying to goad you into doing something you might later regret. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to S ept. 22) The early part of the week is open to spontaneity. Then its time to settle into your usual routine to get all your tasks done. A personal situation could require more attention from you. LIB RA (Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) A meeting of the minds on a workplace project might well develop into something more personal for Librans looking for romance. Aspects are also favorable for platonic relationships. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to N ov 21) A more-positive mood might be difficult to assume in light of a recent problem involving the health of someone special. But by weeks end, your emotional barometer should start to rise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Look for a changed attitude from a former adversary once he or she realizes you have your colleagues full support. Now you can refocus your energies on that workplace project. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to J an. 19) This time, a difference of opinion might not be resolved in your favor. But be patient. It ultimately could all work out to your advantage, as information develops. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) A tug of war develops between the artistic Aquarians creative aspect and his or her practical side. PISCES ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) You could be entering a career phase awash with job-related demands. But avoid being swamped by the overflow and, instead, keep treading water as you deal with demands one by one. 000GFTN 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP #1 Team Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie Takesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Tom & Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 Stimmel Brooks Team Pat 895-5160 Jerry 274-0930 The Star Realtors o f Marion County The Serago-Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 www.DeccaRealEstate.com YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FLYERS TO ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES AT ALL 3 GATES SR 200L, 484, AND SW 62ND AVE. ROAD READERS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS! THE STIMMEL-BROOKS TEAM Featured Homes of the Week Pat Stimmel 895-5160 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Specializing in retirement communities for the Young At Heart! Check Out Our Website At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com STUNNING MAGNOLIA! TEAM #1 We are your Oak Run Specialists We Live, Work & Play Here! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT Time to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 STUNNING MAGNOLIA! 2/2/1.5 with fenced private backyard. Laminate flooring and beautiful tile in kitchen. Formal dining room, newer stainless steel appliances. New A/C 2013, Roof in $99,500 MLS#388578 John Kapioski 208-1635 Widow must sell this mini horse farm. 5,000 square foot home plus maids quarters on 6 1/2 acres in the heart of SW Ocala. No reasonable offer refused. $560,000 MLS#391029 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 Rolling Hills, Ocala 1.14 acres, paved road $8,000 MLS#391698 Morgan Farms, Levy County 5 acres. Owner will finance! $25,000 MLS#386798 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1011 www.wesellocalafl.com Capistrano model, stucco, 1700 sq. ft. living. 2/2/2 with a den. Large open kitchen and great room. Large corner lot. Beautifully landscaped. New heat/air 2011. $136,500 MLS#396927 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Gorgeous family room w/wood-burning and/or gas log fireplace. Beautiful built-in bookcases on either side of fireplace. Viking gas range & exhaust vent. New laminate flooring in bedrooms. Laundry/hobby room off garage under A/C. 2 bedroom/2 bath/2 car garage. $95,000 MLS#398071 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 MINI HORSE FARM BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 11/3 1-3PM EXPANDED FAIRFAX MODEL A MUST SEE! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN. 11/3 1-3 PM 8855 SW 108th St. Custom Georgetown on private lot. CBS. 1751 square feet. $115,000 MLS#386228 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com PRIVATE POOL HOME Popular Lexington model, 3/2/2, home with Granite countertops, tile throughout home, upgrades galore, new roof and A/C. Nature lovers delight! $169,000 MLS#397006 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 NO MORE MOWING Nantucket Villa 2/2/2 Open and Bright with laminate floors, NEW fridge, range and dishwasher Sept 2013, lovely courtyard, large living room and formal dining room. $99,000 MLS#395337 John Kapioski 208-1635 LIKE NEW INSIDE REDUCED $10K 2006, 3 BR/2 bath, modular on concrete stem wall. Spacious 1512 sq. feet. Lite and b right lots of windows. Just off SW 110 St. EZ access to Hwy. 200. $59,900 MLS#392426 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 11644 SW 75th Cir. Monte Carlo model. Gourmet kitchen, premium location in the Preserve. Bring all offers. $173,900 MLS#382959 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN. 11/3 1-3 PM NO MATTER WHAT YOUR BUDGET WE HAVE THE HOUSE FOR YOU J amestown 2/2/1.5 #397115, $63,500 Hickory 2/2/1.5 #397511 $65,800 Exp. Newport 2/2/1.5+Den #395226 $78,000 Magnolia w/pool 2/2/2 #394174 $99,900 Essex 2/2/2 #397872 $109,900 Waverly 2/2/2 #396342 $112,000 Turnberry w/pool 2/2/2 #397835 $117,000 Lexington 2/2/2+Den #395589 $118,500 Exp. Augusta 3/2/2 #397941 $155,000 Doral Formal 2/2/2+Den #394167 $157,000 Doral Formal 3/2/2 #391258 $167,900 Capistrano 2/2/2+Den #394802 $169,000 Monte Carlo 2/2.5/2+Den #382959 $173,900 Tahiti 2/2/2+Den #397142 $179,500 Mosallorca 3/2.5/2.5 #392989 $309,900 Serago Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 Come see one of our newest listings! OPEN HOUSE SUN 11/3 1-3 PM 8386 SW 108th Lane Waterford model, 2117 Sq. Ft. Built 2002 w/ golf course vie ws. Split 3 B.R., 2 baths + large family ro om. New hot water heate r 2012. New A/C 2013. HOA fees include lawn care, cab le. $190,000 MLS#397446 Louise Pace 361-4312 OTOW GOLF COURSE VIEWS

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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, November 1, 2013 Among the most farcical rules around is a provision in the guidelines for whats ethical and whats not for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Setting aside the point that congressional ethics is an oxymoron, there is a prohibition against bringing discredit to either body. How absurd, considering it could be applied right now against the many who contrived the government shutdown/debt-ceiling crises. Whoopee. They finally managed, just barely, to avert disaster, but not before polls measuring the approval rating of Congress had dropped like a stone. One could say that qualified as discredit. Actually, its more like disgust. If one person could be singled out for blame, it would probably be the junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz. Junior was warned over and over again by those in the GOP who werent foaming at the mouth that pushing to defund Obamacare was suicidal. Inflaming his fellow Bravehearts, who then bullied the Republican chicken-hearts, was a strategy for certain defeat. His insistence on continuing to sail his showboat full speed ahead was little more than an unprincipled effort to get name recognition with no regard for the danger to not just his party, but the credibility of the legislative branch. His deceptions and demagoguery embarrassed the country, reinforcing real doubts in the world about the stability of the United States. All because he wanted to get onto the president-wannabe fast track. He recruited Sarah Palin and some of the other cheap-shot artists on the fringes who were only too glad to share in his reflected inglory. He and they constantly recite platitudes about fighting the corrupt establishment. Thats certainly a worthy cause. But do we really want our banner to be the Confederate flag waved at one of their demonstrations, or should we rally around the anti-Muslim invective from another speaker at one of their contrived events? Dont expect his timid colleagues to take him on. Hes made Republicans quake in their boots, as they grovel to the extremists who itch for the chance to oust anyone who hints at even the slightest tendency to compromise. It explains why the drama kings and queens who hold office are too terrified to work things out until the last possible instant. They actually just wish these situations simply would go away. The truth is these dual budget crises could have been resolved long ago. Everyone knew what the deadlines were; the mechanisms to negotiate were in place for months but were ignored by the trembling leaders, who are unwilling to lead. So there was a vacuum, which Ted Cruz and the other opportunists were all too willing to fill. When the time was ripe, Cruz swooped right in, conducting a 21hour filibuster that had no purpose whatsoever except to raise his profile. Democrats love Ted Cruz. He is singlehandedly leading their adversaries down the road to destruction. Again, the polls provide documentation: One of them shows that approval of the Republican Party is down to 24 percent. Thats one in four respondents holding the GOP in any sort of esteem. No wonder President Barack Obama refused to negotiate. The unfortunate part is that this mess has caused severe damage to our standing in the world and cost billions of dollars. Certainly Congress has been seriously discredited, but thats not the worst: The nation, meaning all of us, has been diminished.(c) 2013 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd. As I write this, there have been four traffic fatalities in Marion County in the past week. At least three of them, and maybe all four, involved excessive speed. The worst was on State Road 200 at 99th Street, near On Top of the World. Two people, a married couple, were killed making a left turn because a driver allegedly ran a red light and smashed into them. That driver had to be flown to Gainesville in critical condition. There was another death in Silver Springs Shores, and a fourth on County Road 326 over the weekend. People wont learn speeding might get you to your destination a minute or so sooner, or it might get you prematurely into the ground or into jail. When I drive, I make enemies. I have learned that on State Road 200, if you drive the speed limit of 50 mph, other drivers hate you. They come up behind you rapidly, then cut it close as they get around you. However, I set my cruise control at 50, and thats my speed. When I drive out 200 to the nowclosed South Marion Citizen, West Marion Messenger office, Im going against the grain. Im driving away from the city in the morning, and toward the city in the afternoon. The mornings on State Road 200 are interesting. Ive seen several law enforcement officers facing west, tracking cars coming into town. But westbound, drivers fly by and no one seems to be tracking them. State Road 200 isnt the only bad road encountered in the morning. The new 31st Street extension is another. The speed limit the entire length of the road, from Maricamp to State Road 200, is 40 mph. Thats a joke. The funny thing is that you can easily tell who is speeding. One day I hit that road at about 7:30 in the morning, and I was tailgated and practically run off the road by dozens of vehicles, many of them fancy pickup trucks that I cant afford. Interesting, though, traffic suddenly cleared. Thats because all the speeding vehicles turned into a school just before 27th Avenue. There are a lot of lives to be saved on these streets with stricter enforcement. Heres hoping law enforcement takes notice. WERE GONE: As I mentioned above, the office on State Road 200 is now closed. The staff has been spread all over the area, but our coverage will not change. The biggest thing that some people will have trouble adjusting to is that all news must be e-mailed. If you want to submit something and you dont have e-mail, we recommend you find a friend who can send things for you. This is an inconvenience to some people, but not as many as you might think. Almost all of our material is already sent by e-mail, so it wont be that much of a sweeping change. We also need to remind people that pictures need to be jpg attachments. Do not embed pictures in a Microsoft Word document. We can see them, but we cant pull them out and save them. Our phone numbers can be found in what we call the info box, which usually runs on Page 4. Please refer to it for information.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. 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The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.E-mail letters to: editor@smcitizen.com. Letters should be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the email. Do not use any other word processing programs. Professional baseball in Marion County is still a long way off, but the city pushed ahead this week in attempts to get the New York Yankees Class A Minor League affiliate to move to Ocala. The project involves building a new stadium, which would also be available for some college and high school games. The stadium would seat 6,000 people. It would be located near Heath Brook, and would be visible from Interstate 75. The major hurdle would be a sales tax referendum which would have to be scheduled for next March. First, the County Commission would have to approve placing the item on the ballot, and second, the voters would have to approve it. That could be a hard sell. The city was presented with a presentation Tuesday that showed the economic benefit to the city and county that a Minor League Baseball team could bring. But voters tend to see the words sales tax and immediately take a negative attitude, regardless of projected economic benefits. The next hurdle would be baseball executives themselves, and again, this could be a hard sell. If you take a look at the Florida State League now, you have teams bunched together, on both coasts of Florida. Putting a team in Ocala would involve a bus trip from, say, Fort Myers to Ocala, a ride of about 200 miles. Its the financial situation that could cause executives to think twice about adding a team that far away. Of course, as players move up the Minor League chain, their teams are spread out more and there will be more extensive, and expensive, travel, but clubs usually expect to not have to shell out extra travel money in the lower leagues where teams are bunched together. There are also hotel expenses for teams traveling for a three-game series in Ocala. For example, when the Tampa Yankees now play at Clearwater or Dunedin, theres no need to get expensive hotel rooms. The team can go home for the night, if they wish. But a trip to Ocala, while beneficial to the major hotels in Marion County, and also to restaurants in the area, would be more expensive for the visiting teams. Still, the city expressed optimism that this project could move forward, and we think its worth pursuing. Not only would it provide economic benefits to the area, it would also give residents another wholesome activity to take part in. Meanwhile, well just sit back and wait for the next steps. For the baseball fans among us, its a time for anticipation. We just wish those words sales tax werent part of the equation. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Play ball in Ocala? Not quite yet Drive slower and maybe save a life Sen. Ted Cruz brings discredit to U.S. Congress READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Bob Franken Columnist HOW THEY VOTED Recent House VotesWater Resources Bill Vote Passed (417-3, 10 Not Voting) With the Senate out all week, the House held its final vote on Wednesday. The House approved with overwhelmingly bipartisan support the bill that would authorize Army Corps of Engineers water resource projects, including flood control and improvements to inland locks and dams. The Senate already passed its version of the bill (S. 601) in the middle of May. The measure would be the first enacted water resources bill since 2007 if soonto-be-named Senate and House conferees can negotiate a unified bill.Republican Rich Nugent voted Not Voting Republican Ted Yoho voted YESUpcoming Vote Nomination for National Labor Relations Board General Counsel PN789Compiled by MegaVote. Alan Gold Workforce Connection will change its name as part of a new unified CareerSource Florida brand designed to enhance access to workforce services for job seekers and businesses throughout the state. Beginning in early 2014, Workforce Connection will become CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion (CSCLM). Floridas 23 other workforce organizations will adopt CareerSource brands with similar regional locaters. Darlene Goddard, Workforce Connections board chair, said the local workforce development board supports the move to provide a more consistent message regarding our systems role as a talent source for Floridas business community. Workforce Connection will receive about $62,000 to cover the expense of replacing signage, rebranding its website and other items. Goddard, who is also executive director of Human Resources for Winco Manufacturing in Ocala, said Workforce Connection is focused on ensuring that its brand equity, built over the past 17 years, makes the transition intact. We have worked to develop an array of services that support the needs of our job seekers and our business community, she said. Our boards overriding concern is that this transition is understood by our customers as a move to improve those services and that the professional team that we have assembled will not change. The systems new universal brand was developed as a mandate of the Regional Workforce Boards Accountability Act of 2012 and was unanimously approved by the Workforce Florida board of directors in May. Workforce Florida also announced the CareerSource Florida brand Monday. Market research conducted as part of the rebranding initiative indicated a lack of awareness of the systems resources not necessarily at the regional level but throughout the system as a whole with 25 brand names as well as a variety of names associated with its one-stop career centers. The Workforce Connection board is a public/private partnership with the county commissions in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. Goddard notes that the charter calls for the regional workforce development board regardless of its name to support the needs of our local businesses with services tailored to their needs and that we provide the tools to area job seekers to assist them in finding employment. That will not change. Workforce Connection is in the process of creating an implementation plan to roll out the new brand. An official start date has not yet been set, but it is expected sometime in February 2014. Workforce Connection is the local, business-led nonprofit that strives to connect qualified workers with local employers through quality, cost-effective training, education and employment services. Last year, more than 52,000 job seekers and nearly 1,800 businesses received fee-free services. Workforce connection changes name, offers same service The College of Central Florida hosted 24 brain bowl teams from 12 colleges Oct. 25-26 in the inaugural Erik Korray Open tournament. Orlando-based Valencia College A Team won the tournament, Chipola College A Team placed second and CF A Team placed third. About 90 students participated in the tournament, which was named after former CF student and brain bowl team member Erik Korray who died in a November 2012 vehicle accident. We wanted to honor the memory of Erik and had an opportunity to host a tournament, so we thought this was the best idea, said Darrell Riley, CF brain bowl co-coach and associate professor of Humanities and Social Sciences. The plan is to make Erik Korray Open an annual event that brain bowl teams from around the state and the southeast will look forward to attending. It really started in a great way. Members of the CF A Team are Stetson Cooper, Mark Heltman and James Walegorski. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Flying in an airplane is not my preferred style of transportation. However, flying without an airplane is quite disastrous, if you know what I mean! I am not quite sure the Wright brothers would be too happy with some of the things passing as an airplane these days. It seems to me that psychotic midgets have designed modern day airplanes. Nothing in an airplane is designed for the normal person, and I might as well say it, I consider myself normal. I may be a shade taller than normal but I am normal in every other respect. The one plane I took from Detroit to Dayton, Ohio, was about as small as I have ever been on. Walking down the aisle, I could not even stand up but had to bend over in order to walk down the aisle. I heard a noise behind me that startled me and I stood up only to dash my head against the ceiling. That was not the worst headache of my flight. One of these days, I would like to meet the person who designed the seats in those planes. I will admit to being a little post thin, but after all, shouldnt you be able to sit down in a seat when you are flying? I truly do not understand what a seatbelt is for with individuals like me. I can barely squeeze myself into that seat and then it takes me about 15 minutes to extract myself from the seat. I suppose a seatbelt is for the comfort of the pilot who believes that somehow I will not bounce out of my seat while he is flying. I could not bounce out if my life depended upon it. My seat was so tight and I fit so snugly in it that when I sneezed it felt like I did some damage to my inner organs. Somewhere in the Constitution there has to be something to the effect that an individual has the right to sneeze without hurting himself. What I want to know is why do I always have to sneeze when I am in certain situations like this? Then, comes the time when you need to go to the bathroom. The flight attendant will bring you all the free beverages you can consume. They know, and I guess they are snickering behind our back, that everybody is going to have to go to the bathroom at the same time. Coordinating the bathroom run is one of the trying exploits of flying the friendly skies. For one, by the time I realize I have to go to the bathroom there is a line for the bathroom. Fortunately, but the time I extradite myself from my seat the line has dwindled dramatically. Then again, I have to go to the bathroom so bad I am dancing up the aisle to the bathroom to the great applause of the people sitting there. Once I fasten myself into the seat, I try to get comfortable enough to do a little reading. Since I am sitting in the aisle seat, everybody is bumping into me as they go up and down the aisle. Now that I am situated so that I cannot move, they come again with beverages. Why is it I forget there is a link between drinking a beverage and going to the bathroom? I know there is a link but when I am up in the air so high my tiny little grey cells are working in slow motion. So why take a free beverage? Well, it is free! I am at the age in my development where going to the bathroom is a frequent activity, even when not drinking any beverages. When consuming a beverage, this activity kicks into high gear. Once again, I need to extricate myself from my seat and find my way to the bathroom. I am not quite sure about this, but I believe in mid air the airplane pilot switches the bathroom from the front to the rear. I am dancing up the aisle, which I believe is in the direction of the bathroom, only to discover I am going in the wrong direction. A few of the people in the seats are smiling at me and one person gives me a thumbs-up as I turn around and dance in the direction of the actual bathroom facility. With a forced grin, I give a thumbs-up back at him and proceed in the direction of the bathroom. It is at this point that I run into a line. Wouldnt you know it; the line is for the bathroom? Thumbs up, Thumbs down, now everybody turn around Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE10 On Saturday, Oct. 26, a beautiful fall day, a Halloween luncheon was held at the Indigo East Community Center. Some of our more daring residents dressed up in costumes while others didnt, but either way, everyone enjoyed the luncheon. The tables were decorated with orange tablecloths with beautiful chrysanthemum centerpieces in wicker baskets. The menu consisted of sloppy joes, pasta salad, chips, broccoli cheese casserole with homemade pies for desert from the Women of the World Bake Sale as well as homemade baked apples. Everyone who was there won a prize. There was a 50/50 raffle won by Marta DiSosto. There was a contest to guess how much candy was in a pumpkin jar. The winner was Joan Burke. The winner of the best costume went to Sarah Logue, dressed as the Queen of Sheba and her dog Red Baron dressed up as a lion. Second prize went to Sandy Martin and third prize to Nancy Ludvik. Information was distributed on Ocala Ghost tours. There were several vendors selling their wares. Nancy Ludvik and Helen Solan sold their handmade jewelry including earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Lee Ann Oliver sold her custom made purses, travel purses, e-reader covers and small change purses of various fabrics. Vivian Cayia sold Mary Kay Cosmetics. The luncheon wouldnt have been such a huge success if it were not for the hardworking volunteers who put in together. The committee consisted of Mary Kay Fitzgerald, Carol Seidman, Marie and Tony Pino, Susan Moleski, Betty Chadwell, Terry Solan, Barbara Martyn, and Shirley Hamilton. The next Indigo East event will be an Art and Craft Fair on Nov. 8, Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center. This will be a great opportunity to pick up some unique, handmade Christmas gifts. 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Japan is coming to the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Jan. 18, 2014, when two new exhibits open. In A Celebration of Japan, more than 150 works on loan from the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., join pieces from the Appletons permanent collection to provide a full spectrum of the breadth and quality of traditional Japanese art and decoration. From the Mulvanes collection come Japanese woodblock prints by masters such as Harunobu, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and Utamaru. The famous Fiftythree Views of the Tokaido Highway series by Hiroshige will be joined by fine examples of Japanese sword guards (tsubas) and pen and ink writing sets (yatates). These will be combined with swords, kimonos, netsukes or kimono toggles, a lacquered palanquin (hand-carried sedan chair for Japanese nobility), Hino dolls and other works of Japanese sculpture and decorative arts from the Appletons collection. The Mulvane Art Museums collection was assembled in Japan during 1926-1927 by Robert F.W. Whitcomb. Whitcomb, a 1915 graduate of Washburn University, spent many years in Japan as a branch officer for a New York bank. He donated his collection to the Mulvane Art Museum in 1975. In conjunction with A Celebration of Japan, the Appleton will showcase bonsai from members of the Marion Bonsai Society in The Living Art of Bonsai. Bonsai is a traditional Japanese art form in which potted plants, often trees or shrubs, are trained into an artistic shape. The exhibits continue through April 13. Daily admission to the Appleton Museum is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. In addition, the Appleton Museum of Art offers a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com This is a real thumbsdown for me. It is at this point that I really wish I was not a gentleman. After all, a gentleman has to let the ladies go first. I think if some of these ladies would know the actual situation, they would insist I go first and I certainly would give them a wonderful thumbsup. As I was standing in line, a verse of Scripture popped into my head. And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21 KJV). Many things in life have us going in circles to which there is no end. God, however, puts us on the straight and narrow path that ends with Jesus Christ.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. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Religion Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Nov. 1: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday. Tuesday, Nov. 5: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry Meeting, 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday Day services at Friendship Baptist Church Nov. 1 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown, is studying The Preaching of Gods Servant Mark 1 8, The Auditorium Class, taught by Bill Wallett, is studying, Gods Sovereignty Mans Leadership 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel 1-4; 1 Chronicles 1-10. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, On the Banks of the Promised Land, Solo by Fran Cousins. 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. for additional Bible Study and Prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE11 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! 000FWF5 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 000FR23 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000G0AF 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 000FC0D 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 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 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. 000FTQA 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 000FWB2 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 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 000FIEO Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 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 000FZ38 Pastor Randy & Linda Brown 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 000FG63 PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000FB8V 000FYCC 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly Play Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove 000GDGD 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available Catch our events & sermons at www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 000FN80 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 000GCZS 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 000GAAF 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 000FBFM College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Alan Cotney, 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195 000GGLR 000GI4F Circle Square Plaza 352-854-2033 WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM -6 PM Sat. 8 AM -2 PM Sofie, Dee, Edward, Angela Come see us at our new location! BETTER location, MORE parking John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000GG44 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto 352-527-5700 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness 352-726-2993 7120 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa 352-628-2716 3495 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River 352-795-3149 4100 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 352-527-2558 4434 E. Arlington St., Inverness 352-726-5888 3187 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon 352-489-9239 7298 S. Florida Ave., Floral City 352-637-6600 5844 Carl G. Rose, Hernando 352-341-1200 401 Tompkins St., Inverness 352-726-2801 701 S.W. 7th Ave., Williston 352-528-5560 1703 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 352-560-6105 275 N.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River 352-794-0270 1876 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 352-726-2338 Cowboys, cowgirls and spectators, wear pink on Saturday night to support breast cancer awareness a portion of the proceeds will benefit the CMH Cancer Resource Room Visit www.citrusstampederodeo.comADULTS: $18 ($15 ADVANCE) CHILDREN 4-11 YRS.:$7 ($5 ADVANCE)CHILD 3 & UNDER: FREESpecial Group Rate for 10 Adult Tickets or more Friday Night Only Call (352) 564-4525 Celebrate the holiday season at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, with A Dickens Christmas: Selections from the Urban Family Collection, the Ocala Art Groups A Toast to the Arts: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, and Selections From the Florida Watercolor Societys 42nd Annual Exhibition. Daily admission to the Appleton Museum is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. A Dickens Christmas: Selections from the Urban Family Collection will be on display Nov. 16 through Jan. 5. The museums lobby and first floor galleries will be filled with decorated trees, miniature villages, nutcracker soldiers and countless items collected over the years by Dr. Paul and Joyce Urban and their daughters Katie, Kristie, Kassie and Karlie. There will be free admission to A Dickens Christmas exhibit during Family Days Dec. 7 and 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow features works in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, mixed media, pastels, pen and ink, and sculpture. Visitors have an opportunity to cast votes for their favorites and a Peoples Choice Award will be presented at the closing of the exhibit, Jan. 5. Selections From the Florida Watercolor Societys 42nd Annual Exhibition features 35 of the best watercolors produced by artists from Florida and around the country and continues through Jan. 19. New World Treasures: Artifacts from Hernando De Sotos Florida Expedition closes Dec. 31. Special programs in December include Drawing the in the Galleries 35 p.m. and Rhythm and Art: After Hours with the Marion Civic Chorale from 5-8 p.m., both Dec. 5. The First Saturday childrens art session Dec. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. will feature Holiday Surprises. A docent-led tour, Mayan Art in Culture, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. will focus on the Appletons Pre-Columbian collection. A series of educational art films are shown in the Auditorium each Sunday at 2 p.m. In addition, the Appleton Museum of Art offers a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. A 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org. Appleton ready to celebrate the holidays Japanese culture on display in two exhibits at museum

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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Nov. 3: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Sanctuary choir practice at 4:30 p.m.; evening worship at 6 p.m. with study in the book of James taught by Alvin Gloer. Wednesday, Nov. 6: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19: Christian Womens Fellowship meets at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Each meeting includes a short business meeting followed by Bible Study and luncheon together. If you choose to stay for the luncheon, bring your own sack lunch. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Friday, Nov. 22: Golden Servants (seniors 55+) meet at 6 p.m. at the church for a carry-in dinner with a program following dinner. Bring your favorite dish. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Southwest Christian Church, 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. (south off SR 200), Ocala, Phone 352-861-9080, http://www.swccocala.com. Celebrating Jesus workshopA celebrating Jesus workshop: will take place every Tuesday through Nov. 19. The community is invited to register for these free workshops, put on by Side by Side Ministries, Inc., at www.sbsministries.org/cjw. All sessions are held at 1700 N.W. 60th Ave., from 6:30pm to 8 p.m. Study material will be handed out at each session. For more information visit www.sbsministries.org or call 352-598-9202 or 352-237-8199.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and Nov. 26. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at 352-3470154 prior to the meetings. 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 Nov. 10 and Nov. 24. Anthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. A special celebration honoring the Virgen de Guadalupe will begin on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. The celebration continues on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 8 a.m. On Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m., a special Healing and Anointing of the Sick Mass will be celebrated. A luncheon will follow. Anyone in need of healing, whether it be physically, spiritually or mentally, is invited to attend. Our Youth Groups jewelry sale is scheduled for the weekends of November 9/10 and 16/17. In observance of Thanksgiving, the parish offices will be closed Nov. 28 and 29. The regular 8 a.m. Mass will be celebrated both days.Medical awareness course at Jewish InstituteThe Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas the institutes new sixsession Fall 2013 course that will begin during the week of Nov. 11. Rabbi Yossi Hecht Director of Chabad of Marion County and The Villages will conduct the six course sessions at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle Ocala starting Monday, Nov. 11 from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. and at the Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake starting Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Nowadays, at some point or another, everyone faces an extremely difficult medical decision that they arent equipped to handle. said Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLIs headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. Our objective with this course is to acquaint the public with fascinating Jewish perspectives on some of the most cutting-edge dilemmas in medical ethics. In Life in the Balance, participants will ponder ethical questions about a range of topics ranging from end of life issues to preventive measures and respect due to the body after death. Questions include: Must we prolong life at the expense of immense suffering? Should we legalize compensation for organs to save the lives of those on the transplant list? And where do we draw the line between keen vigilance to safeguard ones health and pointless panic? The course will also explore ethical ramifications of fascinating new technologies such as digital autopsies, and uterine transplants. Like all JLI programs, Life in the Balance is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. 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Thurs., Nov. 7, 10:00 AM Reds Restaurant 8411 N SR 200 Thurs., Nov. 7, 10:00 AM Darrells Diner 8841 SW Hwy. 200 Fri., Nov. 8, 10:00 AM Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th Ave. Fri., Nov. 8, 2:00 PM Horse & Hounds 4620 E Silver Springs Blvd. Tues., Nov. 12, 10:30 AM Pavarottis 8075 SW Hwy 200 Thurs., Nov. 14, 10:00 AM Bob Evans 11300 SW 95th Cir. Fri., Nov. 15, 10:00 AM 000GDRJ www.smcflorida.com *Restrictions Apply 352-401-1966 $ 79 95* Carpet Cleaning 3 Rooms & A Hallway Expires 11/30/13 Upholstery Special Have a couch and loveseat cleaned, get a chair or recliner cleaned FREE Expires 11/30/13 2013 2013 2013 2013 BY RICH LOWRY King FeaturesThe Republican push to defund Obamacare defied the strategic wisdom of the ages. "Avoid what is strong," Sun Tzu advised, "to strike what is weak." According to Machiavelli, "Prudence consists in knowing how to recognize the nature of the different dangers and in accepting the least bad as good." In contravention of all these axioms, the defunders stormed the barricades at their strongest point. They exhibited no willingness to distinguish among bad options or appreciation for what was really achievable. At best, their approach was a high-risk, low-reward strategy. As it turns out, there wasn't even any reward. The shutdown fight has been interesting in its particulars but dull in its overall trajectory, which was so predictable that the news stories on the endgame almost could have been filed in advance. Even bomb-throwers hesitated to light this fuse. Sen. Rand Paul never thought the shutdown was a good strategy. When the allegedly wholly impractical libertarian doubts your tactical judgment, it should be taken as a warning. Sen. Ted Cruz, the very able point man for the defunders, kept the strategy afloat longer than most people would have expected, but he could never explain persuasively the path from a shutdown to a signing ceremony in the White House defunding the president's signature piece of legislation. A key part of the theory was that, in the heat of a shutdown, red-state Democrats would buckle and join the antiObamacare bandwagon. Given the near-certainty that Republicans would be blamed for the shutdown, this was always fanciful. Republicans did the best they could during the shutdown. They passed rifleshot bills out of the House funding specific functions of government that put Democrats in a tight spot. They highlighted the idiotic excesses of the National Park Service. They hit Democrats for their unwillingness to negotiate. But all of this amounted to damage control. In the end, although polls showed the gap relatively narrow, more people blamed Republicans than Democrats. As the anti-government party that was forcing the issue, the Republicans were always going to have trouble escaping blame. Gallup and Wall Street Journal/NBC polls showed the party's favorability scraping bottom. On top of all this, the party went into the fight divided, with the House Republicans most enthusiastic about the strategy foisting it on their leadership. They proved again that, in the right circumstances, they can control the House Republican Conference, which gives them control of ... the House Republican Conference. An initial plan promoted by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor simply to force a vote on defunding in the Senate and then move to a clean continuing resolution was blasted by defunders as empty symbolism. After a few weeks of political pain, Republicans ended up in the same place: The House voted on a defunding provision that was quickly pushed aside by the Senate, and it was forced to accept an essentially clean continuing resolution. Now, the same defunders who argued that Obamacare would be unrepealable beginning Oct. 1 with the opening of the exchanges are vowing to fight on against the health-care law -as they should. It will be a long fight, requiring not just passion and principle but also a little strategic wisdom.Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. COMMENTARY The defunding debacle ends with GOP being blamed BY GLENN MOLLETTE Special to the CitizenIt seems that America is living in perpetual Halloween. Its like Bill Murrays movie Groundhog Day. We constantly relive Halloween and were not laughing. The same monsters keep coming and coming to Americas door but they want more than candy. The monsters come in the form of the Afghanistan war, Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid. The average American doesnt mind what we spend on defense. We rejoice in our freedom and want to support our troops. Most of us believe our military earns their money and deserve more. The rub comes in the fact that we are sick and tired of Afghanistan. In the middle of our budget crisis we were severely reminded by the death of more American troops that the Afghanistan war is very alive. The loss of more life is a cruel visit by the ugliest monster of all. The knock on the door that one of our children has been killed is the greatest of all nightmares. Mr. President, give the command, get us out of Afghanistan. This would save our country approximately 100 billion dollars a year. We could use this money to do a few things at home but most importantly we could avoid more senseless loss of life. Social Security is Americas frequent treat or trickster. Fifty-eight million Americans are glad and can hardly wait each month. Every month the social security check or deposit is welcomed. Unfortunately the trick is the growing bite the government wants back in taxes. Plus, we are incurring more and more debt to keep the system going. We need 816 billion dollars this year to keep the checks rolling. This amount is only going to grow. The system will not sustain itself and all of us must be willing to be a part of the solution. Medicare and Medicaid have the biggest and deepest sack of all. This is no little monster. It stands at the door totally unsatisfied for one treat but keeps nodding and shaking the bag for more and more. s We will spend over 732 billion dollars on Medicare and Medicaid this year. The projections for the next ten years are scarier. At the forefront of this hungry monster are medical providers who bill our government excessive costs. One physician told me he always bills Medicare or the insurance company three times the amount that he expects to be paid. This same physician would never give me a cash price for a treatment I was personally seeking. He asked me to change insurance companies because my current company would not pay him what he wanted. If our government is going to continue to pay the hospitals, nursing homes and doctors it must get control of the excessive, abusive and fraudulent charges made by many providers. Once we get sick they show up at our doors and stay there until they have financially and emotionally drained us. We could survive Halloween once a year. For most Americans there are too many knocks on the door from the same monsters and were tired of them.Glenn Mollette is an American columnist read in all fifty states. Contact him at GMollette@aol.com Like his facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette He is the author of American Issues, Nursing Home Nightmares and eight other books. Federal Halloween monsters: too many knocks

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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Words are an important part of our society. They make or break deals, bring comfort, win arguments (or start them!) and foster romances. They make us laugh, make us cry or make us angry. They can bring hope, inspiration, or bring us down the road to absolute despair. A word or two at just the right time can make the difference in a persons life. Think about it for a moment. How many times do we regret what we should have said or feel remorse for what we did say? In the Jewish tradition, words are a central element of the faith. From the very beginning, God speaks and the world is brought into being. God speaks to holy elected individuals and his intentions are made known to the people of Israel. God speaks the Ten Commandments and a whole system of moral and ethical laws are revealed. God speaks to Moses and the whole Torah, the Hebrew Bible, is revealed and spoken to the congregation of people camped on the foot of Mount Sinai. Yes, words are crucial to the Jewish faith, just as they are in our daily life. At this time of the year, we seem to be bombarded with ads encouraging us to buy for the holiday season. Every year, even before Halloween, we get promos in the mail advertising specials on gifts for Christmas and Hanukah. It is all too commercial and overwhelming. It puts pressure on parents to buy toys for their children when finances are tight. It makes adults scramble around for just the right present for a spouse, boss or friend just to be a part of the whole holiday scene. I think enough is enough. Instead I would like to offer my own kind of list. Not a list of things to buy, but rather of list of my favorite words that are gifts in themselves. Keeping the power of words in mind, I would like to offer the following: Hi Grandma You look great! I love your hair! Did you lose weight? You are such a good friend Thank you for remembering my birthday Where did you get that outfit? Thank you for your support when I really needed it Did you get new glasses? That necklace is so nice You did a great job Im sorry Thanks for your help I love you Way to go! Im so proud of you! Hi Grandma You are very special Of course I could go on and on and yes, Hi Grandma is on twice but if we could all take these words and reformulate them for our own purposes, our gift list would be filled with beautiful things. No, they would be intangibles, but how much more meaningful would they be? Take the time this holiday season to say the words that are the most meaningful to those around you. Say them to your spouse, significant other, father, mother, sister, brother, children, grandchildren, your friends and your co-workers. Watch how their faces light up when you say them. The best part of giving a gift, in my opinion, is seeing the expression on a persons face when they receive it. Its easy when you give the gift of words. No credit card is needed and you can get them to fit the occasion. If God saw fit to create the world with words, then it is most fitting that we continue Gods work with the words we speak. May these words of our mouths be sources of joy, comfort and encouragement to all. A list of favorite words for the upcoming season Judis Journal Judi Siegal Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Pine Run Knit and Crochet Club Our efforts once again go to good causes. We are proud to say that this time we made donations to not just one but to three causes. The first was the Ocala Oncology Center we made hats that are much needed. The second was a very large donation of afghans, baby blankets, children sweaters, personal items etc. this all went to the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center. The third was infants blankets, infant baby sets, afghans and blankets went to Child Development Services for there Homeless and Pregnant program. We had so many items we stopped counting. This is did all this in just the last three months. Shown are Marie Grzybowski, Annette King, Del Vieira, Karen Bowen, Lucille Jones, Sharon Litliston and Del Wilson. Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only.BATTERIESFREEHEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRSPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES99Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only.0%FINANCINGONE WEEK ONLY!12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Have you marked your calendar for the Hospice Charity Ball on Friday, Nov. 8? The theme is The Roaring 20s with the Palm Grove Club being converted into a speakeasy, so please come dressed appropriately. The D.J. for the evening is Damian Romano with dancing from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. The doors will open at 6 p.m. You can bring your own snacks and beverages and we will provide the coffee and cake. There will be a 50/50. Tickets for this event can be obtained for $10 from Damian Romano at 352-854-4840. You must be a resident of Oak Run to attend this event. On Saturday morning, Nov. 9, we will have our annual Hoofin It For Hospice. Registration will be 8 a.m. at the Palm Grove Club and the walk will commence from there. We will be serving bagels, donuts, pastries, fruit, coffee and tea. Come with your neighbors and friends and make a donation to help Hospice. Hospice Legacy House is located across the street from the main entrance to Oak Run. The money that has been collected here in Oak Run over the years has been applied to having more rooms available for those of us who may someday need such care.Arts and Crafts ShowDont forget the arts and crafts show tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Palm Grove.Blood DriveThe bloodmobile from OneBlood will be in the parking lot at Palm Grove on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. OneBlood supplies the blood used at all Marion County hospitals. There is no substitute for human blood. When you donate blood with OneBlood you are making an immediate contribution to the health and welfare of your community. Blood is needed by patients facing planned and unplanned medical procedures, trauma victims, cancer patients and premature babies. Your donation will help an ill or injured patient within a few days. The turn-around is that fast and the need is constant. Please donate.Showcase of StarsThere will be songs for everyone on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. Come be entertained by your talented neighbors. There will be door prizes and 50/50. Admission is free. Do You Remember? Anything GoesFor those that didnt get to see the 2008 Way Off Broadway show Anything Goes, you have another opportunity. Tune in channel 12 following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8. Renaissance WomenWe will be having our first Wednesday dinner at Royal Oaks at 5 p.m. on Nov. 6. Call Iris at 352-873-9990 or Pat at 352854-7549.New England Club The New England Club of Oak Run is having their Nov. 21 holiday meeting at Bella Cucina catered by Royal Oaks at 5:30 p.m. The menu will be pot roast and chicken marsala and all the fixings. Come join us New Englanders for a good old Yankee swap as well as a 50/50. We will also be voting for our new officers. Sign up Nov. 11 and 15 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Orchid Club lobby. Cost for members is $15, guests $17. You need not be from New England to join us, just a love of New England is all that is needed.ORHA General Meeting and DigitalOak Run Homeowners Association general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Nominations for the board of directors will be taken from the floor at the meeting. Are you one of those people who is confused regarding digital? Digital phones HDtv, digital this, digital that! Well, you wont want to miss Emilio Gonzalez, cable manager for DECCA Cable. Hospice Charity Ball and Walk scheduled for Nov. 8 Oak Run Carol Wheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE14 duty in Vietnam. His untimely death there is all the more poignant given the comforting letters he wrote his wife Caroline, assuring her that he was not in imminent danger. But that was before the Battle of Ong Thanh, a massacre in which Holleder died trying to rescue the wounded. I had three great reasons for reading this book: interst in football was high with my Hurricanes at 6th place; Im the proud grandmother of a West Point Cadet; and author Tibbets will speak about Don Holleder for Master the Possibilities on February 24 at 2:00pm in Live Oak Hall. If you love football and true heroism, youll love this book. Succulent turkey. Savory stuffing. Green bean casserole. Sweet potato and pumpkin pie. Every family has its Thanksgiving dinner traditions. With a carefully followed recipe, everyone around the table can enjoy their favorite dishes. If you plan poorly and wait to throw the bird in the oven at the last minute, you will end up with a turkey of a dish. The same can be said for financial planning and preparing for retirement. Follow the perfect recipe and youll be rewarded with a juicy retirement. Ingredients: one part Social Security earnings, one part savings, a pinch of planning. First, start your retirement casserole with a visit to the Retirement Estimator. As useful as a food processor, the Estimator gives you an instant projection of what you can expect to receive in retirement benefits. Just plug in some simple information and the Estimator uses your past earnings and estimated future earnings to project about how much youll get when you retire. Like an experienced cook, you can experiment with the recipe and plug in different future earnings and retirement dates until its just the way you want it. Next, fold in the savings. The earlier you begin, the better off you will be. Social Security replaces about 40 percent of the average workers pre-retirement earnings. Most financial advisors say you will need 70 percent or more of preretirement earnings to live comfortably. To supplement Social Security you also will need savings, investments, pensions, or retirement accounts to make sure you have enough money to enjoy retirement. Visit the Ballpark Estimator for tips to help you save. www.choosetosave.org/ballpark. If you have a pension from your employer or a 401k, IRA or similar retirement fund, be sure to add that into the mix. Like to taste as you cook? Then youll want to set up a my Social Security account so you can log in anytime to check your reported earnings and projected benefit estimates. If something doesnt taste just right if your earnings are reported incorrectly or you find you need to save more to meet your retirement goals theres still time to make corrections before your retirement casserole is done. Once youve added the ingredients of Social Security earnings, personal savings, and any pensions you may have, its time to let the retirement casserole bake. If you pull the retirement casserole out to find it a little underdone, just put it back in for a bit longer. Delaying retirement can increase your benefits and give you more time to build up your savings. To learn more, read our publication entitled When To Start Receiving Retirement Benefits. It provides helpful information regarding the things you should consider when making a decision on when to collect retirement benefits. You will find it, along with our other useful publications, at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs. When the retirement casserole is ready, enjoy it! You deserve a comfortable retirement. Following a traditional Thanksgiving recipe carefully can ensure a satisfying meal. In the same way, following our financial planning recipe will help you achieve a more fulfilling retirement. Learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov. Adon Williams is Ocala manager for Social Security. Heres a perfect recipe for retirement Social Security Adon Williams Senior newsline: Managing your Medicare BY MATILDA CHARLES King FeaturesThank heavens for Consumer Reports. For many years it has been the go-to source for picking the best appliances and vehicles. Now it's put together a whole online section on managing Medicare and comparing plans in your state. If you don't have a computer, it's worth a trip to the library to read this online article and click all the links to even more information. Go online to www.consumerreports.org/healthinsurance and click on Managing Medicare. Some of the sections are: Getting started, Medicare Advantage, Medigap and Medicare Part D. (You can also read parts of the online report in the November issue of the magazine.) Most valuable is the link to rankings of health insurance plans. Click on it, then click to find your state. It compares all the available plans in easy to understand chart form, just like they do comparing appliances or cars. Consumer Reports got its rankings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. By comparing the information in the Medicare site with the info that Consumer Reports is providing, you'll have a much clearer idea of what each plan really offers. You'll need to know: what does each plan cover; how much does each plan cost; and which doctors and hospitals are in the plan? (If you're not ready for Medicare and will be on an Obamacare plan, this report will help you with plan rankings.) If you don't know whether you have the original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you can find out by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (800-6334227). You'll need the number that's on your card or statement. When a representative answers, just ask if your plan is original or Medicare Advantage.Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. BOOKMARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 BY FREDDY GROVES King FeaturesThe wheels of justice grind slowly. It was May 2012 that the capture of "Bobby Thompson" was detailed in this column. Thompson had spent the previous eight years scamming people who donated $100 million to the U.S. Navy Veterans Association. A reporter in Florida uncovered the scheme when he discovered that none of the supposed partners and participants of the charity organization could be located. Now his trial finally has begun. "Thompson" was a real piece of work. He made sure to send lots of money to political campaigns, thus enVeterans Post: Scammer finally goes to trial suring himself photo ops with the candidates. If you put his name in an Internet search box, you'll find lots of images of him posed next to important people at fundraisers. Except his name wasn't Bobby Thompson. His name was John Donald Cody. He was finally identified when his 1969 military fingerprints were located. Cody was an attorney who'd been in one type of scheme or scam or another for many years ... starting when he went underground, vanishing from Arizona in 1984. Among other things, he was allegedly wanted for: --espionage and theft of client money in Virginia, --skipping out in Arizona after taking client money, --theft of charity money in Ohio and 40-plus other states. In the height of arrogance, he once hired a former state attorney general to represent the fraudulent Navy charity. The sheer length of time this guy evaded the authorities and the amount of money he scammed presses home a serious point when it comes to making donations: Check, check, check before you donate to veterans causes. Here are some of the best sources: GuideStar: www.guidestar.org/ Charity Navigator: www.charitynavigator.org/ Charity Watch: www.charitywatch.org/ Be sure to check the percentage of donated funds that actually go to a cause, as opposed to administrative costs.Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com You are invited to bring your questions for a better understanding of this media as Emilio delivers an informative presentation to the residents of Oak Run. Neighborhood Representatives, dont forget your meeting on Monday, Nov. 4, at 9 a.m. followed by the directors workshop at the Island Club. If you have questions, contact Laura Smith, Vice President ORHA at 352-8610296.Democratic Club The end of the year gathering of the Democratic Club of Oak Run will be held on Nov. 14, at the Royal Oaks Golf Club pavilion. It will be at noon and the cost is $10. The fare will be picnic style food of hamburgers, hot dogs and the trimmings. If you do not yet have your tickets, there is some availability. Call Sandy Wolfe to be included. The speaker will be Karla Grimsley, Executive Director of Interfaith Emergency Services, which provides for the homeless in Marion County. We will have a homeless family as our guests. We look forward to seeing you there.Genealogy ClubThe next meeting of the Oak Run Genealogy Club will be on Friday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room. This month Tom Coene will have a presentation featuring medical genealogy history. Has your doctor ever asked you, Do you have a history of ___ in your family? Some of us may have gotten into genealogy by this type of accidental introduction. We will also start planning and signing up for the 2013 Christmas Luncheon on Jan. 17, where you will be asked to bring a dish to share. The meeting will include a 50/50 drawing. Programs are subject to change. For more information about the club check out www.orgenealogy.blogspot.com. Oak Run residents interested in researching ancestors are welcome to attend meetings and to join us. Oak Run TravelOur ticket sales on Oct. 22 were almost as successful as our earlier sales. There were still a few tickets left for the following trips: Our trip 1 to the Victory Casino on Jan. 8 leaves at 8 a.m. with an 11 a.m. sailing and includes $20 in free play and a buffet lunch plus the bus drivers tip. Its almost like your getting the trip free! Call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer for one of the very few remaining tickets. On Jan. 12 we are off to see Blue Suede Shoes at Ruth Eckerd Hall on trip 2. See a wildly popular show which is a return performance by Scot Bruce as the young Elvis and Mike Albert as the Las Vegas Elvis. With them is the Big E band as they offer a rockin time with the first rock n roll icon in America. Call Don and Carol Forgette for tickets and information. A few tickets are left for our trip 16 to hear The Ten Tenors at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday, April 16. This groups unique approach has powered their rise to the top by bringing rock and classical music together. Theirs is raw power and soothing beauty in one great show. Call Roy and Pat Meinsen for information and tickets. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfWe had a week off while the course was being groomed but on Tuesday, Oct. 22, we were back playing and only had to count the middle nine holes as we had played the other holes a couple of weeks ago. The ladies with the best net scores on these nine hole are: 1st flight: 1stElsa Berbig, 2ndJ.T.LeMasters, 3rdJan Tennant; 2nd flight: 1stSalita Timmermeyer, 2nd(tie)Noreen Salo and Sylvia Zappia; 3rd flight: 1stBea Terry, 2ndMaureen Edwards, 3rdLisa Juhasz. Closest to the pin for the second straight week was Betty Johnson! We feel very fortunate to be able to welcome two new members to our league. They are Kim Hessel and Joanne Welch. It is great to have them playing with us.Royal Oaks Lady Niners On Oct. 24, the game was Low Putts, No Handicap. First Place: Diana Schmidt, Second Place, Vange Bell and Darlene Lamo (tied), Third Place: Sally Crass. Sharon Hall had a birdie on #3. Lisa Juhasz was closest to the pin on #6. Vange Bell had a chip-in on #2. All ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play with the Lady Niners on Monday mornings. The tee-times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies locker room. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 An abundance of exciting and diverse entertainment awaits you with the newly released 2014 Winter/Spring event line-up at Circle Square Cultural Center. The series begins with The Mystics, a 1950s group whose hit Hushaby will bring back fond memories. Dueling Pianos will feature a dynamic interactive dance party, America will dazzle you with their greatest hit Horse with No Name and Lee Greenwood will perform his greatest hit God Bless the USA. The Kingsmens greatest hit Louie, Louie will be a fun singalong, and The Bronx Wanderers will perform One Part Oldies, Two Parts Rock n Roll. Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean and former Beach Boys band members collaborate as the Surf City Allstars. A fabulous group of tribute artists will bring you the style and sound of Billy Joel, Reba McEntire and Chicago. The World Has Talent will again spotlight the talent of 55+ entertainers from the greater Ocala area in a friendly competition for cash prizes. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary by show. Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office. In addition to the entertainment series, special FREE events include a Health & Wellness Expo, Home Improvement Expo and Hands Across the Highway Art Expo. For more information on the 2014 entertainment line-up, including times, dates and tickets, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352854-3670. Circle Square Cultural Center is located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. Circle Square lineup includes America, Lee Greenwood Check out our website www.smcitizen.com thank Fred OHern for covering the Cherrywood beat for me. I must congratulate him and our Trivia group for reaching the $400 mark for the Wounded Warrior Fund. This is quite an accomplishment for our players. Lets try to get it up to $500 before Christmas. In the way of house keeping, I have to apologize to Beverly Carver of Patriot Dogs. In an earlier edition I reported that Beverly was with the Marion County Humane Society. This was a misunderstanding on my part; Beverly works exclusively with the Patriot Dog organization. I apologize to Ms. Carver; to the Marion County Humane Society; and to you the reader; for my error. This has been a hectic time for many of us. Veterans Day coming up; the Bowl a Thon and the Patriot Dog project to mention just a few of the events taking place. Were it not for the support of our Bowlers and our sponsors; our Color Guard and Songbirds; volunteers and the community in general; none of these projects would be possible. My thanks go out each of you who have stepped up. Your dedication and commitment make all the difference in the lives of the veterans; in the work we do with and for them; and in the quality of life here at Cherrywood. You are the best. If you have any suggestions or ideas for items you would like to see in the Cherrywood section of your Citizen newspaper, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com I am always happy to hear from you; the readers. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 While wandering around I keep finding stories about old people. In my own retirement community I know there are no old people and I suspect there are none anywhere in the corridor area. I guess all the stories come from someplace else, perhaps south of Ocala. Pun Alley takes us to where these senior stories abound.A shell gameA little old lady was selling seashells on a street corner. One afternoon a welldressed man passed by her, and she grabbed his arm. How about some nice seashells? she asked. No, thank you, the man replied. Suddenly the woman clutched her throat, her whole body began jerking, and she fell to the pavement. Whats wrong? asked the man. Im going fast, the old woman gasped. Please buy some shells. Deeply touched, the man handed over enough money for all the shells just before her eyes slid peacefully shut. The next day the man was in the same neighborhood and saw the woman again vending her wares. Hey, he yelled to a nearby police officer, I thought she passed away yesterday. The officer smiled knowingly. Ah, but you were conned, he said. You see, she sells seashells by the seizure.Walking foreverAt the urging of Harrys wife, 70-yearold Harry finally made it to the gym. After consulting with a trainer, Harry decided to try out a treadmill. Ok, said the trainer Im going to set it for ten minutes, if you want to go longer just press start again. At first Harry was doing fine but after 25 seconds he started getting tired, and after a minute he jumped off gasping for breath. He passed by a friend of his and said, I could barely last a full minute on that treadmill. Alright, said his buddy, no reason to brag!What and whoThe neighbors thought it was odd, but 93-year-old Morton was dating again. One Monday morning he woke up with a funny feeling that something important happened last night. Later he remembered what it was. He had proposed to his date Greta. But what she answered he just couldnt seem to remember. Morton picked up the phone and dialed. Hi Greta, he said, I have a funny question for you, do you remember last night when I proposed? Oh my gosh gushed Greta, Im so glad you called, I knew I said yes to somebody but I just couldnt recall who it was! Hair today, gone tomorrow The older a man gets, the more ways he learns to part his hair. Some men pull what little bit of hair they have on their head to cover their baldness. However, as a man gets even older, he realizes there are basically only three ways to wear his hair parted, unparted, and departed. Two elderly ladies were discussing the upcoming dance at the country club. Were supposed to wear something that matches our husbands hair, so Im wearing black, said Mrs. Smith. Oh my, said Mrs. Jones, Id better not go. At a certain time of life a mans hair begins to grow inward. If it strikes gray matter it turns gray. If it doesnt it disappears.Pulling his legOn examining a senior, the doctor said, That pain in your leg is caused by old age. The senior replied, Dont be silly. My other leg is the same age and it doesnt hurt at all.Unexpected letdownDo you mean to tell me that you were surprised when your 95-year old uncle died? Thats right But if he was 95, why were you surprised? Because his parachute didnt open.A golf storySince retiring years ago Arthur has played golf every day. One day he arrived home looking downcast and told his wife, Im giving up golf. My eyesight is so bad that once I hit the ball, I cant see where it went. His wife said, Why dont you take my older brother with you and give it one more try, His eyesight is perfect. So the next day Arthur went to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He teed up, took an almighty swing, and squinted down the fairway. He said to the brother-in-law, Did you see the ball? Of course I did! replied the brotherin-law. I have perfect eyesight. Where did it go? asked Arthur. I dont remember. There are no old people here, but theyre in Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank A SPARTAN GAME: The Life and Loss of Don Holleder By Terry Tibbetts After completing this mesmerizing story I second West Point Head Football Coach Rich Ellerson who said, I never met Don Holleder, but I believe Ive come to know him very well. Thats because Terry Tibbetts rich detail breathes new life into this star athlete turned soldier hero. As Glenn Beck once wrote, Most people think about age and experience in terms of years, but its really only moments that define us. For young Don Holleder one of those defining moments was November 26, 1955 when Army, after losing three games, faced the powerful Navy team, a spot on favorite. Coach Red Blaiks stroll the night before was uneasy as he pondered how his team could even compete against the Navy behemoth, let alone win. Blaik had admitted to his players that he did not relish what he believed was inevitablecrossing the field to congratulate his arch rival, Navys coach, on his victory. Then someone spoke up, Colonel, youre not going to take that walk tomorrow. It was quarterback Don Holleder, confidently geared to take his team to football history. A former end, Holleders ability to shake off tacklers by slamming through a host of opponents before being taken down was legendary. The New York Times called him the most vivid figure on the field, a veritable terror downfield, on the line of scrimmage, and behind the line. Then Coach Blaik did the unthinkable: he made Holleder his quarterback. Criticism was immediate, highly vocal, and disbelieving. The experiment seemed destined to fail. Gene Ward of the New York Daily News wrote, For Don Holleder my heart bled. Here is an authentic All-American end who is trying to learn in a single season what all talented and famous quarterbacks of the era have instilled in them. Don Holleder is not a quarterback, but he is wholly dedicated to trying to be one. Despite the hullabaloo Blaik was unshakable in his faith in Don. The incredible Army win against Navy is then told in sweeping, nail-biting style as only a seasoned sportscaster like Tibbetts can describe it. After graduation Holleder began his army career, married ,and fathered four daughters. 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Dr. Noroozi was recently invited to join the MRMC wound care center as the sole podiatrist which has enabled her to have access to new specialized wound care techniques such as negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). In addition Dr. Noroozi utilizes dermal skin substitutes to help heal chronic wounds. 000GG7Z Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Bone Density Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Family Practice 873-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000G6VU Dr. Lee, D.O. Dr. Peterzell, D.O. 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM Daphne R. 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All drugs are FDA approved, and purchased from state/federally licensed wholesalers. 000GH7Z SHOP LOCAL BUY LOCAL Sertraline 25/50/100 mg 90 Tab (Generic Zoloft) $ 10.00 Losartan/Losartan/HCTZ 90 Tab $ 19.99 Simvastatin 10/20/40 mg 90 Tab $ 19.99 Gabapentin 100/300 mg 90 Cap (Generic Neurontin) $ 19.99 Omeprazole 20 mg 90 Cap (Generic Prilosec) $ 19.99 Pantoprazole 20/40 mg 90 Tab (Generic Protonix) $ 19.99 Flomax 0.4 mg 90 Tab $ 39.99 Lexapro 10/20 mg 90 Tab $ 39.99 Plavix 75 mg 90 Tab $ 39.00 Singulair 5/10 mg 90 Tab $ 59.00 Valsartan/HCTZ 90 Tab (Generic Diovan/HCTZ) $ 59.00

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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Ocala Fire Rescue partnered with the College of Central Florida to conduct an educational mock D.U.I. vehicle crash. The exercise was conducted on the college campus on Monday, Oct. 28. Students from the drama club and activities board played the part of victims, while a dozen real life firefighters and college staff played the part of rescuers. Several victims were seriously injured and some died on scene to portray the dangers of drinking and driving according to Fire Captain Shane Ferguson. The mock scenario lasted about one hour and involved firefighters using hydraulic extrication equipment to safely remove a trapped driver from the car. The 4th annual demonstration was conducted because October is designated Alcohol Awareness Month. Dozens of students watched the exercise during the noon hour. Mock CF DUI crash 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 352-873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds Bowl a Thon SponsorsThis years Veterans Club Bowl a Thon will be taking place as this article is being written so look for the results in a future edition of your Citizen newspaper. We are hoping for an even bigger event than last year. If you own a business and would like to donate a gift certificate or other pledge there is still time so contact Geri at 352-237-1675 or John at 352-509-4428. You will be mentioned in our Cherrywood section of the paper as well as in our monthly newsletter that goes to all of our residents. This years sponsors so far are; Sammys Italian Restaurant; Swinson Chiropractic; Dennis Stickney Dental; Galaxy Lanes West; Our Place Lounge; Sit-And -Pretty Dog Grooming and Marco at the Your Next Barber Shop. We thank these businesses and encourage your support of them.Harvest Dance Nov. 16Come join us for a beautiful Harvest Dance on Saturday, Nov. 16. Tickets are just $3 per person and youll be able to dance the night away with Richard Becotte from 7 until 10. Enjoy finger foods and our usual soft beverages while you listen and dance to the vast array of Richards songs. Bring your own beverages if you wish and enjoy the wide variety of songs and dances. Dont hesitate to make a request for that special tune that brings back fond memories. Our line dancers and will be out in force with many new faces. Since our dance instructor Dr. Deb Rivera has been putting on classes, there are a lot of people taking part in this fun activity. Share the fun with your friends and neighbors in our comfortable clubhouse with our own Richard Becotte. It will be a great evening.Veterans Memorial ParkThis month Marion County Veterans Memorial Park received a gift for the planned museum that we hope is coming soon. CSM (Ret) James Everlove donated a World War II US Army survival kit to the park. The survival kit contains such things as fish hooks and line; chocolate; matches; razor blades; medicines; water purification tablets and many other things that would be needed to help a soldier survive. Still in its original pouch the kit will make a meaningful display item for educating future generations about the sacrifices of The Greatest Generation. Accepting the donation was Veterans Park volunteers retired Navy Chief James Phillips and Ron Oppliger. Chief Phillips served in WW II; Korea and Viet Nam. Ron is a Viet Nam Vet as is Jim Everlove. It was an honor and privilege to be with my brother when he donated this gift and to be with Chief Phillips and Ron when they accepted it. There are many heroes in our midst and on that day, I got to spend time with three of them. From your ReporterAs you might have surmised, I have returned from my road trip to Andersonville and other Civil War sites with my brother. It was a great time and I CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 From the left, Ron Oppliger, Vietnam Vet; Navy Chief James Phillips, WW II, Korean and Vietnam Vet; Jim Everlove, Vietnam Vet. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 Customer Service is Priority Over 21 Years of Experience Sales Service Parts Rentals Gas Cars Electric Cars Reconditioned Cars New Cars Used Cars FINANCING AVAILABLE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm 352-861-7433 8820 S.W. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com The teams are set and the games readied for this years Fun in the Sun Senior Olympics. The participants have been practicing in preparation for this epic struggle of brains; brawn; determination; and skill. Well, maybe just practice so that individuals wont embarrass themselves in front of fellow residents would be a more accurate description. Our competitions are fun and even hilarious at some points during these sporting events so I guess calling them epic struggles would be a bit of a stretch. At any rate, what we need now is for our residents to come out and take an active part in cheering on the teams. This year we are adding an extra bit of fun. Since its the first time we will be featuring Wellie Wanging; were going to give anyone who would like to try this new sport, an opportunity to give it a shot. In between events, spectators will be able to try and throw the green garden boot as far as they can. Come out and enjoy the free hot dogs and bratwursts; lemonade or iced tea and watch your friends and neighbors compete for prizes and prestige. Naturally you are invited to bring your own adult beverages or soft drinks and snacks if you wish. This is free to all of our residents and is always a super fun event here at Cherrywood. Dont miss out. Come share Fun in the Sun on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Veterans Club meetingEvery one of our residents is cordially invited to attend the Veterans Club meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2 in the afternoon at the clubhouse. This months meeting is going to be very special because we have two guest speakers and a four legged celebrity star that will be bringing a message of hope and inspiration that you wont want to miss. Julie Drexel and Beverly Carver of Patriot Dogs will be on hand to share their stories of providing service dogs for disabled veterans. These articulate presenters founded this all volunteer organization that is making a significant difference in the lives of those who have been disabled in service to our country. Having had the pleasure of spending a few short hours with both of these ladies I know first hand how sincere and dedicated they are. You wont be disappointed by hearing what they have to say and learning how their organization fits dogs to veterans with special needs. You will especially enjoy Julies presentation of how she decided to found Patriot Dogs and Beverlys experiences providing first steps training and socializing for these special animals. Both Julie and Beverly will be answering questions following their presentation so make your plans now to join us. (Please see the From your Reporter Article in this column) In addition to our guest speakers you will be able to purchase your tickets for our upcoming Veterans Day observance. Following each meeting, everyone goes out on the patio to enjoy free adult liquid refreshments and spend some time socializing. These meetings are free and open for all; not just our veterans. See you there.Veterans DayOn Monday, Nov. 11, your Veterans Club will be hosting its annual observance of Veterans Day. Originally the holiday was celebrated as Armistice Day and marked the end of the Great War; the War to end all Wars; World War I. In 1954 after the United States had fought and won yet a Second World War and held communism in check in Korea; at the urging of many Veterans Organizations; the word Armistice was replaced with the word Veterans; hence, Veterans Day was born. Keeping with tradition, at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month the Cherrywood Veterans Club holds its observance to honor all veterans who have served. This year will be no different and at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 we will gather to pay tribute to veterans where ever they may be. The service will be held in front of the clubhouse and will include the Cherrywood Color Guard; Veterans Club Officers; special music by Richard Becotte and feature guest speaker Al Morrison. Al is the resident manager of Ritz House for Homeless Veterans in Ocala and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Fun in the Sun scheduled for Saturday Cherrywood John Everlove Here are Raggedy Ann and Andy at the Halloween Party. As an added treat this year there will be a performance of the Cherrywood Songbirds at the luncheon. President of the Songbirds Aprile Guglielmi and the group under the direction of Vincent Basile will perform a medley of patriotic songs. Piano accompaniment is provided by Frank Juarbe and together the group makes a beautiful contribution to the festivities. You wont want to miss this special performance by some richly talented singers. The service is free to all veterans; families; friends; residents or anyone who wishes to attend. Luncheon tickets however are $7 each and tickets are required for the meal to be served immediately following the formal observance. Hot dogs; hamburgers; potato salad; beans and a light dessert will be served. See Geri or an officer of the Veterans Club to get your tickets as seating is limited. Your participation will be a show of support for our Veterans; a sign of respect for those who served through the years and a chance to let your community express its patriotism. Dont miss it. Blood DriveWe need your blood. This is your chance to be a life saver by donating your blood at our periodic blood drive campaign. On Thursday November 7 from 9 until 12 in the clubhouse professionals from the Big Red Bus will be on hand to take your donation. You know how important blood is in the life saving process. Whether it be in the Emergency Room; Operating Theater; or treatments of chronic diseases, there is no substitute for this life giving fluid. Wont you be a part of this great endeavor? Its nearly painless and very convenient; easy and extremely worthwhile. Give the gift of life as we enter this season of sharing with our fellow citizens.Halloween PartyOur Activities Committee outdid itself on Saturday, Oct. 26, as it put on a fantastic Halloween Party for our residents. More than 100 costumed revelers showed up to enjoy the festivities including Raggedy Ann and Andy; Dolly Parton; Maxine and an assortment of witches; ghouls; pumpkins and pranksters. All came out to enjoy the fun. Light snacks were in abundance as desserts; tempting dishes; and decadent sweets filled the three tables of goodies to be enjoyed by all present. Music was provided by our own Richard Becotte and he as always, delighted the crowd with a wide assortment of tunes for line dancing; slow dancing; fast dancing and monster mashing. Contests and drawings were held through out the evening as door prizes; best costume prizes and 50/50 raffles brought excitement and competition to the gala affair. Volunteers putting on this event were Activities Chair Eve Houghtaling; Jim Houghtaling; Sandra and Chris Weiss; Jenny Arturi; Ruth Hurley; Donna James; Marti Duesel and everyone helped with clean up. Holly Bragdon took the photos and also won a 50/50 drawing. Other 50/50 winners were Carol Mayberry and who else but Wanda Huff. Costume prizes were Dolly Juber who won first place and Joe Gignac and my alter ego; Joan Everlove. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed a great evening. If you arent having fun at Cherrywood, it certainly isnt the fault of our Activities Team. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 The Phantom of the Opera from the Halloween Party. Bet youd never guess that this is Dolly Parton from the Halloween Party. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 000FYQ7 000FYCB 352-236-3499 352-236-3499 8585 St. Rd. 200, Unit 16 8585 St. Rd. 200, Unit 16 Ocala, FL Ocala, FL Selling Premium Cigars, Pipes, Tobacco Products and Fine Accessories Large Walk-In Humidor With Excellent Selection! Lounge Area for Customers EST. 2013 CIGAR EMPORIUM 000FPUK 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 Jewelry Repair Appraisals Watch Batteries & Repairs Custom Design Buying Gold Fine Jewelry, Watches & Giftware 8441 SW SR 200 Suite 101 Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 237-2240 000FWEB 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! 000FYNV Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000FX4O FRIENDSHIP CENTER (352) 237-46358441 SW SR 200, #113, Ocala, FL 34481 Fax: (352) 861-4646CHELSEA SQUARE (352) 694-50033233 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 Fax: (352) 694-6003Just Opened! LORVEN CENTER (352) 307-837112301 SE US Hwy. 441, Suite E, Belleview, FL 34420dBHearing Solutions Hearing SolutionsDarryl PenningtonBoard Certified Owner/Operator000FYEZ Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center000FYO2 Support Your Neighborhood Businesses Shop Local, Dine Local 000FZTD Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZ A $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 11/8/13 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000GH8G TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 11/8/13 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 11/8/13 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN P ARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS Monday Friday Chicken Parmigiana with pasta or 14 PIZZA one topping Lunch 10:30 am 3:00 pm 8810 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala FL 34481 854-1000 www.carminesocala.com 000GFRG Carmines $ 6 95 000G6D0 Italian Restaurant & Pizza 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 11100 SW 93 Ct. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com The teams are set and the games readied for this years Fun in the Sun Senior Olympics. The participants have been practicing in preparation for this epic struggle of brains; brawn; determination; and skill. Well, maybe just practice so that individuals wont embarrass themselves in front of fellow residents would be a more accurate description. Our competitions are fun and even hilarious at some points during these sporting events so I guess calling them epic struggles would be a bit of a stretch. At any rate, what we need now is for our residents to come out and take an active part in cheering on the teams. This year we are adding an extra bit of fun. Since its the first time we will be featuring Wellie Wanging; were going to give anyone who would like to try this new sport, an opportunity to give it a shot. In between events, spectators will be able to try and throw the green garden boot as far as they can. Come out and enjoy the free hot dogs and bratwursts; lemonade or iced tea and watch your friends and neighbors compete for prizes and prestige. Naturally you are invited to bring your own adult beverages or soft drinks and snacks if you wish. This is free to all of our residents and is always a super fun event here at Cherrywood. Dont miss out. Come share Fun in the Sun on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Veterans Club meetingEvery one of our residents is cordially invited to attend the Veterans Club meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2 in the afternoon at the clubhouse. This months meeting is going to be very special because we have two guest speakers and a four legged celebrity star that will be bringing a message of hope and inspiration that you wont want to miss. Julie Drexel and Beverly Carver of Patriot Dogs will be on hand to share their stories of providing service dogs for disabled veterans. These articulate presenters founded this all volunteer organization that is making a significant difference in the lives of those who have been disabled in service to our country. Having had the pleasure of spending a few short hours with both of these ladies I know first hand how sincere and dedicated they are. You wont be disappointed by hearing what they have to say and learning how their organization fits dogs to veterans with special needs. You will especially enjoy Julies presentation of how she decided to found Patriot Dogs and Beverlys experiences providing first steps training and socializing for these special animals. Both Julie and Beverly will be answering questions following their presentation so make your plans now to join us. (Please see the From your Reporter Article in this column) In addition to our guest speakers you will be able to purchase your tickets for our upcoming Veterans Day observance. Following each meeting, everyone goes out on the patio to enjoy free adult liquid refreshments and spend some time socializing. These meetings are free and open for all; not just our veterans. See you there.Veterans DayOn Monday, Nov. 11, your Veterans Club will be hosting its annual observance of Veterans Day. Originally the holiday was celebrated as Armistice Day and marked the end of the Great War; the War to end all Wars; World War I. In 1954 after the United States had fought and won yet a Second World War and held communism in check in Korea; at the urging of many Veterans Organizations; the word Armistice was replaced with the word Veterans; hence, Veterans Day was born. Keeping with tradition, at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month the Cherrywood Veterans Club holds its observance to honor all veterans who have served. This year will be no different and at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11 we will gather to pay tribute to veterans where ever they may be. The service will be held in front of the clubhouse and will include the Cherrywood Color Guard; Veterans Club Officers; special music by Richard Becotte and feature guest speaker Al Morrison. Al is the resident manager of Ritz House for Homeless Veterans in Ocala and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Fun in the Sun scheduled for Saturday Cherrywood John Everlove Here are Raggedy Ann and Andy at the Halloween Party. As an added treat this year there will be a performance of the Cherrywood Songbirds at the luncheon. President of the Songbirds Aprile Guglielmi and the group under the direction of Vincent Basile will perform a medley of patriotic songs. Piano accompaniment is provided by Frank Juarbe and together the group makes a beautiful contribution to the festivities. You wont want to miss this special performance by some richly talented singers. The service is free to all veterans; families; friends; residents or anyone who wishes to attend. Luncheon tickets however are $7 each and tickets are required for the meal to be served immediately following the formal observance. Hot dogs; hamburgers; potato salad; beans and a light dessert will be served. See Geri or an officer of the Veterans Club to get your tickets as seating is limited. Your participation will be a show of support for our Veterans; a sign of respect for those who served through the years and a chance to let your community express its patriotism. Dont miss it. Blood DriveWe need your blood. This is your chance to be a life saver by donating your blood at our periodic blood drive campaign. On Thursday November 7 from 9 until 12 in the clubhouse professionals from the Big Red Bus will be on hand to take your donation. You know how important blood is in the life saving process. Whether it be in the Emergency Room; Operating Theater; or treatments of chronic diseases, there is no substitute for this life giving fluid. Wont you be a part of this great endeavor? Its nearly painless and very convenient; easy and extremely worthwhile. Give the gift of life as we enter this season of sharing with our fellow citizens.Halloween PartyOur Activities Committee outdid itself on Saturday, Oct. 26, as it put on a fantastic Halloween Party for our residents. More than 100 costumed revelers showed up to enjoy the festivities including Raggedy Ann and Andy; Dolly Parton; Maxine and an assortment of witches; ghouls; pumpkins and pranksters. All came out to enjoy the fun. Light snacks were in abundance as desserts; tempting dishes; and decadent sweets filled the three tables of goodies to be enjoyed by all present. Music was provided by our own Richard Becotte and he as always, delighted the crowd with a wide assortment of tunes for line dancing; slow dancing; fast dancing and monster mashing. Contests and drawings were held through out the evening as door prizes; best costume prizes and 50/50 raffles brought excitement and competition to the gala affair. Volunteers putting on this event were Activities Chair Eve Houghtaling; Jim Houghtaling; Sandra and Chris Weiss; Jenny Arturi; Ruth Hurley; Donna James; Marti Duesel and everyone helped with clean up. Holly Bragdon took the photos and also won a 50/50 drawing. Other 50/50 winners were Carol Mayberry and who else but Wanda Huff. Costume prizes were Dolly Juber who won first place and Joe Gignac and my alter ego; Joan Everlove. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed a great evening. If you arent having fun at Cherrywood, it certainly isnt the fault of our Activities Team. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 The Phantom of the Opera from the Halloween Party. Bet youd never guess that this is Dolly Parton from the Halloween Party. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 000FYQ7 000FYCB 352-236-3499 352-236-3499 8585 St. Rd. 200, Unit 16 8585 St. Rd. 200, Unit 16 Ocala, FL Ocala, FL Selling Premium Cigars, Pipes, Tobacco Products and Fine Accessories Large Walk-In Humidor With Excellent Selection! Lounge Area for Customers EST. 2013 CIGAR EMPORIUM 000FPUK 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 Jewelry Repair Appraisals Watch Batteries & Repairs Custom Design Buying Gold Fine Jewelry, Watches & Giftware 8441 SW SR 200 Suite 101 Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-1 237-2240 000FWEB 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! 000FYNV Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium 000FX4O FRIENDSHIP CENTER (352) 237-46358441 SW SR 200, #113, Ocala, FL 34481 Fax: (352) 861-4646CHELSEA SQUARE (352) 694-50033233 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 Fax: (352) 694-6003Just Opened! LORVEN CENTER (352) 307-837112301 SE US Hwy. 441, Suite E, Belleview, FL 34420dBHearing Solutions Hearing SolutionsDarryl PenningtonBoard Certified Owner/Operator000FYEZ Magic Touch Salon 352-854-2111Full Service Salon Walk-ins Always Welcome Located in the Friendship Center000FYO2 Support Your Neighborhood Businesses Shop Local, Dine Local 000FZTD Mon. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Ocala Fire Rescue partnered with the College of Central Florida to conduct an educational mock D.U.I. vehicle crash. The exercise was conducted on the college campus on Monday, Oct. 28. Students from the drama club and activities board played the part of victims, while a dozen real life firefighters and college staff played the part of rescuers. Several victims were seriously injured and some died on scene to portray the dangers of drinking and driving according to Fire Captain Shane Ferguson. The mock scenario lasted about one hour and involved firefighters using hydraulic extrication equipment to safely remove a trapped driver from the car. The 4th annual demonstration was conducted because October is designated Alcohol Awareness Month. Dozens of students watched the exercise during the noon hour. Mock CF DUI crash 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 352-873-7441 for more details. Read the classifieds Bowl a Thon SponsorsThis years Veterans Club Bowl a Thon will be taking place as this article is being written so look for the results in a future edition of your Citizen newspaper. We are hoping for an even bigger event than last year. If you own a business and would like to donate a gift certificate or other pledge there is still time so contact Geri at 352-237-1675 or John at 352-509-4428. You will be mentioned in our Cherrywood section of the paper as well as in our monthly newsletter that goes to all of our residents. This years sponsors so far are; Sammys Italian Restaurant; Swinson Chiropractic; Dennis Stickney Dental; Galaxy Lanes West; Our Place Lounge; Sit-And -Pretty Dog Grooming and Marco at the Your Next Barber Shop. We thank these businesses and encourage your support of them.Harvest Dance Nov. 16Come join us for a beautiful Harvest Dance on Saturday, Nov. 16. Tickets are just $3 per person and youll be able to dance the night away with Richard Becotte from 7 until 10. Enjoy finger foods and our usual soft beverages while you listen and dance to the vast array of Richards songs. Bring your own beverages if you wish and enjoy the wide variety of songs and dances. Dont hesitate to make a request for that special tune that brings back fond memories. Our line dancers and will be out in force with many new faces. Since our dance instructor Dr. Deb Rivera has been putting on classes, there are a lot of people taking part in this fun activity. Share the fun with your friends and neighbors in our comfortable clubhouse with our own Richard Becotte. It will be a great evening.Veterans Memorial ParkThis month Marion County Veterans Memorial Park received a gift for the planned museum that we hope is coming soon. CSM (Ret) James Everlove donated a World War II US Army survival kit to the park. The survival kit contains such things as fish hooks and line; chocolate; matches; razor blades; medicines; water purification tablets and many other things that would be needed to help a soldier survive. Still in its original pouch the kit will make a meaningful display item for educating future generations about the sacrifices of The Greatest Generation. Accepting the donation was Veterans Park volunteers retired Navy Chief James Phillips and Ron Oppliger. Chief Phillips served in WW II; Korea and Viet Nam. Ron is a Viet Nam Vet as is Jim Everlove. It was an honor and privilege to be with my brother when he donated this gift and to be with Chief Phillips and Ron when they accepted it. There are many heroes in our midst and on that day, I got to spend time with three of them. From your ReporterAs you might have surmised, I have returned from my road trip to Andersonville and other Civil War sites with my brother. It was a great time and I CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 From the left, Ron Oppliger, Vietnam Vet; Navy Chief James Phillips, WW II, Korean and Vietnam Vet; Jim Everlove, Vietnam Vet. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 Customer Service is Priority Over 21 Years of Experience Sales Service Parts Rentals Gas Cars Electric Cars Reconditioned Cars New Cars Used Cars FINANCING AVAILABLE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm 352-861-7433 8820 S.W. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com You are invited to bring your questions for a better understanding of this media as Emilio delivers an informative presentation to the residents of Oak Run. Neighborhood Representatives, dont forget your meeting on Monday, Nov. 4, at 9 a.m. followed by the directors workshop at the Island Club. If you have questions, contact Laura Smith, Vice President ORHA at 352-8610296.Democratic Club The end of the year gathering of the Democratic Club of Oak Run will be held on Nov. 14, at the Royal Oaks Golf Club pavilion. It will be at noon and the cost is $10. The fare will be picnic style food of hamburgers, hot dogs and the trimmings. If you do not yet have your tickets, there is some availability. Call Sandy Wolfe to be included. The speaker will be Karla Grimsley, Executive Director of Interfaith Emergency Services, which provides for the homeless in Marion County. We will have a homeless family as our guests. We look forward to seeing you there.Genealogy ClubThe next meeting of the Oak Run Genealogy Club will be on Friday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room. This month Tom Coene will have a presentation featuring medical genealogy history. Has your doctor ever asked you, Do you have a history of ___ in your family? Some of us may have gotten into genealogy by this type of accidental introduction. We will also start planning and signing up for the 2013 Christmas Luncheon on Jan. 17, where you will be asked to bring a dish to share. The meeting will include a 50/50 drawing. Programs are subject to change. For more information about the club check out www.orgenealogy.blogspot.com. Oak Run residents interested in researching ancestors are welcome to attend meetings and to join us. Oak Run TravelOur ticket sales on Oct. 22 were almost as successful as our earlier sales. There were still a few tickets left for the following trips: Our trip 1 to the Victory Casino on Jan. 8 leaves at 8 a.m. with an 11 a.m. sailing and includes $20 in free play and a buffet lunch plus the bus drivers tip. Its almost like your getting the trip free! Call Frank and Shirley Semmelmayer for one of the very few remaining tickets. On Jan. 12 we are off to see Blue Suede Shoes at Ruth Eckerd Hall on trip 2. See a wildly popular show which is a return performance by Scot Bruce as the young Elvis and Mike Albert as the Las Vegas Elvis. With them is the Big E band as they offer a rockin time with the first rock n roll icon in America. Call Don and Carol Forgette for tickets and information. A few tickets are left for our trip 16 to hear The Ten Tenors at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday, April 16. This groups unique approach has powered their rise to the top by bringing rock and classical music together. Theirs is raw power and soothing beauty in one great show. Call Roy and Pat Meinsen for information and tickets. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfWe had a week off while the course was being groomed but on Tuesday, Oct. 22, we were back playing and only had to count the middle nine holes as we had played the other holes a couple of weeks ago. The ladies with the best net scores on these nine hole are: 1st flight: 1stElsa Berbig, 2ndJ.T.LeMasters, 3rdJan Tennant; 2nd flight: 1stSalita Timmermeyer, 2nd(tie)Noreen Salo and Sylvia Zappia; 3rd flight: 1stBea Terry, 2ndMaureen Edwards, 3rdLisa Juhasz. Closest to the pin for the second straight week was Betty Johnson! We feel very fortunate to be able to welcome two new members to our league. They are Kim Hessel and Joanne Welch. It is great to have them playing with us.Royal Oaks Lady Niners On Oct. 24, the game was Low Putts, No Handicap. First Place: Diana Schmidt, Second Place, Vange Bell and Darlene Lamo (tied), Third Place: Sally Crass. Sharon Hall had a birdie on #3. Lisa Juhasz was closest to the pin on #6. Vange Bell had a chip-in on #2. All ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play with the Lady Niners on Monday mornings. The tee-times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies locker room. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 An abundance of exciting and diverse entertainment awaits you with the newly released 2014 Winter/Spring event line-up at Circle Square Cultural Center. The series begins with The Mystics, a 1950s group whose hit Hushaby will bring back fond memories. Dueling Pianos will feature a dynamic interactive dance party, America will dazzle you with their greatest hit Horse with No Name and Lee Greenwood will perform his greatest hit God Bless the USA. The Kingsmens greatest hit Louie, Louie will be a fun singalong, and The Bronx Wanderers will perform One Part Oldies, Two Parts Rock n Roll. Dean Torrence of Jan & Dean and former Beach Boys band members collaborate as the Surf City Allstars. A fabulous group of tribute artists will bring you the style and sound of Billy Joel, Reba McEntire and Chicago. The World Has Talent will again spotlight the talent of 55+ entertainers from the greater Ocala area in a friendly competition for cash prizes. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary by show. Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office. In addition to the entertainment series, special FREE events include a Health & Wellness Expo, Home Improvement Expo and Hands Across the Highway Art Expo. For more information on the 2014 entertainment line-up, including times, dates and tickets, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352854-3670. Circle Square Cultural Center is located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. Circle Square lineup includes America, Lee Greenwood Check out our website www.smcitizen.com thank Fred OHern for covering the Cherrywood beat for me. I must congratulate him and our Trivia group for reaching the $400 mark for the Wounded Warrior Fund. This is quite an accomplishment for our players. Lets try to get it up to $500 before Christmas. In the way of house keeping, I have to apologize to Beverly Carver of Patriot Dogs. In an earlier edition I reported that Beverly was with the Marion County Humane Society. This was a misunderstanding on my part; Beverly works exclusively with the Patriot Dog organization. I apologize to Ms. Carver; to the Marion County Humane Society; and to you the reader; for my error. This has been a hectic time for many of us. Veterans Day coming up; the Bowl a Thon and the Patriot Dog project to mention just a few of the events taking place. Were it not for the support of our Bowlers and our sponsors; our Color Guard and Songbirds; volunteers and the community in general; none of these projects would be possible. My thanks go out each of you who have stepped up. Your dedication and commitment make all the difference in the lives of the veterans; in the work we do with and for them; and in the quality of life here at Cherrywood. You are the best. If you have any suggestions or ideas for items you would like to see in the Cherrywood section of your Citizen newspaper, please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com I am always happy to hear from you; the readers. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 While wandering around I keep finding stories about old people. In my own retirement community I know there are no old people and I suspect there are none anywhere in the corridor area. I guess all the stories come from someplace else, perhaps south of Ocala. Pun Alley takes us to where these senior stories abound.A shell gameA little old lady was selling seashells on a street corner. One afternoon a welldressed man passed by her, and she grabbed his arm. How about some nice seashells? she asked. No, thank you, the man replied. Suddenly the woman clutched her throat, her whole body began jerking, and she fell to the pavement. Whats wrong? asked the man. Im going fast, the old woman gasped. Please buy some shells. Deeply touched, the man handed over enough money for all the shells just before her eyes slid peacefully shut. The next day the man was in the same neighborhood and saw the woman again vending her wares. Hey, he yelled to a nearby police officer, I thought she passed away yesterday. The officer smiled knowingly. Ah, but you were conned, he said. You see, she sells seashells by the seizure.Walking foreverAt the urging of Harrys wife, 70-yearold Harry finally made it to the gym. After consulting with a trainer, Harry decided to try out a treadmill. Ok, said the trainer Im going to set it for ten minutes, if you want to go longer just press start again. At first Harry was doing fine but after 25 seconds he started getting tired, and after a minute he jumped off gasping for breath. He passed by a friend of his and said, I could barely last a full minute on that treadmill. Alright, said his buddy, no reason to brag!What and whoThe neighbors thought it was odd, but 93-year-old Morton was dating again. One Monday morning he woke up with a funny feeling that something important happened last night. Later he remembered what it was. He had proposed to his date Greta. But what she answered he just couldnt seem to remember. Morton picked up the phone and dialed. Hi Greta, he said, I have a funny question for you, do you remember last night when I proposed? Oh my gosh gushed Greta, Im so glad you called, I knew I said yes to somebody but I just couldnt recall who it was! Hair today, gone tomorrow The older a man gets, the more ways he learns to part his hair. Some men pull what little bit of hair they have on their head to cover their baldness. However, as a man gets even older, he realizes there are basically only three ways to wear his hair parted, unparted, and departed. Two elderly ladies were discussing the upcoming dance at the country club. Were supposed to wear something that matches our husbands hair, so Im wearing black, said Mrs. Smith. Oh my, said Mrs. Jones, Id better not go. At a certain time of life a mans hair begins to grow inward. If it strikes gray matter it turns gray. If it doesnt it disappears.Pulling his legOn examining a senior, the doctor said, That pain in your leg is caused by old age. The senior replied, Dont be silly. My other leg is the same age and it doesnt hurt at all.Unexpected letdownDo you mean to tell me that you were surprised when your 95-year old uncle died? Thats right But if he was 95, why were you surprised? Because his parachute didnt open.A golf storySince retiring years ago Arthur has played golf every day. One day he arrived home looking downcast and told his wife, Im giving up golf. My eyesight is so bad that once I hit the ball, I cant see where it went. His wife said, Why dont you take my older brother with you and give it one more try, His eyesight is perfect. So the next day Arthur went to the golf course with his brother-in-law. He teed up, took an almighty swing, and squinted down the fairway. He said to the brother-in-law, Did you see the ball? Of course I did! replied the brotherin-law. I have perfect eyesight. Where did it go? asked Arthur. I dont remember. There are no old people here, but theyre in Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank A SPARTAN GAME: The Life and Loss of Don Holleder By Terry Tibbetts After completing this mesmerizing story I second West Point Head Football Coach Rich Ellerson who said, I never met Don Holleder, but I believe Ive come to know him very well. Thats because Terry Tibbetts rich detail breathes new life into this star athlete turned soldier hero. As Glenn Beck once wrote, Most people think about age and experience in terms of years, but its really only moments that define us. For young Don Holleder one of those defining moments was November 26, 1955 when Army, after losing three games, faced the powerful Navy team, a spot on favorite. Coach Red Blaiks stroll the night before was uneasy as he pondered how his team could even compete against the Navy behemoth, let alone win. Blaik had admitted to his players that he did not relish what he believed was inevitablecrossing the field to congratulate his arch rival, Navys coach, on his victory. Then someone spoke up, Colonel, youre not going to take that walk tomorrow. It was quarterback Don Holleder, confidently geared to take his team to football history. A former end, Holleders ability to shake off tacklers by slamming through a host of opponents before being taken down was legendary. The New York Times called him the most vivid figure on the field, a veritable terror downfield, on the line of scrimmage, and behind the line. Then Coach Blaik did the unthinkable: he made Holleder his quarterback. Criticism was immediate, highly vocal, and disbelieving. The experiment seemed destined to fail. Gene Ward of the New York Daily News wrote, For Don Holleder my heart bled. Here is an authentic All-American end who is trying to learn in a single season what all talented and famous quarterbacks of the era have instilled in them. Don Holleder is not a quarterback, but he is wholly dedicated to trying to be one. Despite the hullabaloo Blaik was unshakable in his faith in Don. The incredible Army win against Navy is then told in sweeping, nail-biting style as only a seasoned sportscaster like Tibbetts can describe it. After graduation Holleder began his army career, married ,and fathered four daughters. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Have you marked your calendar for the Hospice Charity Ball on Friday, Nov. 8? The theme is The Roaring 20s with the Palm Grove Club being converted into a speakeasy, so please come dressed appropriately. The D.J. for the evening is Damian Romano with dancing from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. The doors will open at 6 p.m. You can bring your own snacks and beverages and we will provide the coffee and cake. There will be a 50/50. Tickets for this event can be obtained for $10 from Damian Romano at 352-854-4840. You must be a resident of Oak Run to attend this event. On Saturday morning, Nov. 9, we will have our annual Hoofin It For Hospice. Registration will be 8 a.m. at the Palm Grove Club and the walk will commence from there. We will be serving bagels, donuts, pastries, fruit, coffee and tea. Come with your neighbors and friends and make a donation to help Hospice. Hospice Legacy House is located across the street from the main entrance to Oak Run. The money that has been collected here in Oak Run over the years has been applied to having more rooms available for those of us who may someday need such care.Arts and Crafts ShowDont forget the arts and crafts show tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Palm Grove.Blood DriveThe bloodmobile from OneBlood will be in the parking lot at Palm Grove on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. OneBlood supplies the blood used at all Marion County hospitals. There is no substitute for human blood. When you donate blood with OneBlood you are making an immediate contribution to the health and welfare of your community. Blood is needed by patients facing planned and unplanned medical procedures, trauma victims, cancer patients and premature babies. Your donation will help an ill or injured patient within a few days. The turn-around is that fast and the need is constant. Please donate.Showcase of StarsThere will be songs for everyone on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. Come be entertained by your talented neighbors. There will be door prizes and 50/50. Admission is free. Do You Remember? Anything GoesFor those that didnt get to see the 2008 Way Off Broadway show Anything Goes, you have another opportunity. Tune in channel 12 following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8. Renaissance WomenWe will be having our first Wednesday dinner at Royal Oaks at 5 p.m. on Nov. 6. Call Iris at 352-873-9990 or Pat at 352854-7549.New England Club The New England Club of Oak Run is having their Nov. 21 holiday meeting at Bella Cucina catered by Royal Oaks at 5:30 p.m. The menu will be pot roast and chicken marsala and all the fixings. Come join us New Englanders for a good old Yankee swap as well as a 50/50. We will also be voting for our new officers. Sign up Nov. 11 and 15 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Orchid Club lobby. Cost for members is $15, guests $17. You need not be from New England to join us, just a love of New England is all that is needed.ORHA General Meeting and DigitalOak Run Homeowners Association general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Nominations for the board of directors will be taken from the floor at the meeting. Are you one of those people who is confused regarding digital? Digital phones HDtv, digital this, digital that! Well, you wont want to miss Emilio Gonzalez, cable manager for DECCA Cable. Hospice Charity Ball and Walk scheduled for Nov. 8 Oak Run Carol Wheeler PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE14 duty in Vietnam. His untimely death there is all the more poignant given the comforting letters he wrote his wife Caroline, assuring her that he was not in imminent danger. But that was before the Battle of Ong Thanh, a massacre in which Holleder died trying to rescue the wounded. I had three great reasons for reading this book: interst in football was high with my Hurricanes at 6th place; Im the proud grandmother of a West Point Cadet; and author Tibbets will speak about Don Holleder for Master the Possibilities on February 24 at 2:00pm in Live Oak Hall. If you love football and true heroism, youll love this book. Succulent turkey. Savory stuffing. Green bean casserole. Sweet potato and pumpkin pie. Every family has its Thanksgiving dinner traditions. With a carefully followed recipe, everyone around the table can enjoy their favorite dishes. If you plan poorly and wait to throw the bird in the oven at the last minute, you will end up with a turkey of a dish. The same can be said for financial planning and preparing for retirement. Follow the perfect recipe and youll be rewarded with a juicy retirement. Ingredients: one part Social Security earnings, one part savings, a pinch of planning. First, start your retirement casserole with a visit to the Retirement Estimator. As useful as a food processor, the Estimator gives you an instant projection of what you can expect to receive in retirement benefits. Just plug in some simple information and the Estimator uses your past earnings and estimated future earnings to project about how much youll get when you retire. Like an experienced cook, you can experiment with the recipe and plug in different future earnings and retirement dates until its just the way you want it. Next, fold in the savings. The earlier you begin, the better off you will be. Social Security replaces about 40 percent of the average workers pre-retirement earnings. Most financial advisors say you will need 70 percent or more of preretirement earnings to live comfortably. To supplement Social Security you also will need savings, investments, pensions, or retirement accounts to make sure you have enough money to enjoy retirement. Visit the Ballpark Estimator for tips to help you save. www.choosetosave.org/ballpark. If you have a pension from your employer or a 401k, IRA or similar retirement fund, be sure to add that into the mix. Like to taste as you cook? Then youll want to set up a my Social Security account so you can log in anytime to check your reported earnings and projected benefit estimates. If something doesnt taste just right if your earnings are reported incorrectly or you find you need to save more to meet your retirement goals theres still time to make corrections before your retirement casserole is done. Once youve added the ingredients of Social Security earnings, personal savings, and any pensions you may have, its time to let the retirement casserole bake. If you pull the retirement casserole out to find it a little underdone, just put it back in for a bit longer. Delaying retirement can increase your benefits and give you more time to build up your savings. To learn more, read our publication entitled When To Start Receiving Retirement Benefits. It provides helpful information regarding the things you should consider when making a decision on when to collect retirement benefits. You will find it, along with our other useful publications, at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs. When the retirement casserole is ready, enjoy it! You deserve a comfortable retirement. Following a traditional Thanksgiving recipe carefully can ensure a satisfying meal. In the same way, following our financial planning recipe will help you achieve a more fulfilling retirement. Learn more at www.socialsecurity.gov. Adon Williams is Ocala manager for Social Security. Heres a perfect recipe for retirement Social Security Adon Williams Senior newsline: Managing your Medicare BY MATILDA CHARLES King FeaturesThank heavens for Consumer Reports. For many years it has been the go-to source for picking the best appliances and vehicles. Now it's put together a whole online section on managing Medicare and comparing plans in your state. If you don't have a computer, it's worth a trip to the library to read this online article and click all the links to even more information. Go online to www.consumerreports.org/healthinsurance and click on Managing Medicare. Some of the sections are: Getting started, Medicare Advantage, Medigap and Medicare Part D. (You can also read parts of the online report in the November issue of the magazine.) Most valuable is the link to rankings of health insurance plans. Click on it, then click to find your state. It compares all the available plans in easy to understand chart form, just like they do comparing appliances or cars. Consumer Reports got its rankings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. By comparing the information in the Medicare site with the info that Consumer Reports is providing, you'll have a much clearer idea of what each plan really offers. You'll need to know: what does each plan cover; how much does each plan cost; and which doctors and hospitals are in the plan? (If you're not ready for Medicare and will be on an Obamacare plan, this report will help you with plan rankings.) If you don't know whether you have the original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, you can find out by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (800-6334227). You'll need the number that's on your card or statement. When a representative answers, just ask if your plan is original or Medicare Advantage.Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Send email to columnreply2@gmail.com. BOOKMARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 BY FREDDY GROVES King FeaturesThe wheels of justice grind slowly. It was May 2012 that the capture of "Bobby Thompson" was detailed in this column. Thompson had spent the previous eight years scamming people who donated $100 million to the U.S. Navy Veterans Association. A reporter in Florida uncovered the scheme when he discovered that none of the supposed partners and participants of the charity organization could be located. Now his trial finally has begun. "Thompson" was a real piece of work. He made sure to send lots of money to political campaigns, thus enVeterans Post: Scammer finally goes to trial suring himself photo ops with the candidates. If you put his name in an Internet search box, you'll find lots of images of him posed next to important people at fundraisers. Except his name wasn't Bobby Thompson. His name was John Donald Cody. He was finally identified when his 1969 military fingerprints were located. Cody was an attorney who'd been in one type of scheme or scam or another for many years ... starting when he went underground, vanishing from Arizona in 1984. Among other things, he was allegedly wanted for: --espionage and theft of client money in Virginia, --skipping out in Arizona after taking client money, --theft of charity money in Ohio and 40-plus other states. In the height of arrogance, he once hired a former state attorney general to represent the fraudulent Navy charity. The sheer length of time this guy evaded the authorities and the amount of money he scammed presses home a serious point when it comes to making donations: Check, check, check before you donate to veterans causes. Here are some of the best sources: GuideStar: www.guidestar.org/ Charity Navigator: www.charitynavigator.org/ Charity Watch: www.charitywatch.org/ Be sure to check the percentage of donated funds that actually go to a cause, as opposed to administrative costs.Freddy Groves regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Words are an important part of our society. They make or break deals, bring comfort, win arguments (or start them!) and foster romances. They make us laugh, make us cry or make us angry. They can bring hope, inspiration, or bring us down the road to absolute despair. A word or two at just the right time can make the difference in a persons life. Think about it for a moment. How many times do we regret what we should have said or feel remorse for what we did say? In the Jewish tradition, words are a central element of the faith. From the very beginning, God speaks and the world is brought into being. God speaks to holy elected individuals and his intentions are made known to the people of Israel. God speaks the Ten Commandments and a whole system of moral and ethical laws are revealed. God speaks to Moses and the whole Torah, the Hebrew Bible, is revealed and spoken to the congregation of people camped on the foot of Mount Sinai. Yes, words are crucial to the Jewish faith, just as they are in our daily life. At this time of the year, we seem to be bombarded with ads encouraging us to buy for the holiday season. Every year, even before Halloween, we get promos in the mail advertising specials on gifts for Christmas and Hanukah. It is all too commercial and overwhelming. It puts pressure on parents to buy toys for their children when finances are tight. It makes adults scramble around for just the right present for a spouse, boss or friend just to be a part of the whole holiday scene. I think enough is enough. Instead I would like to offer my own kind of list. Not a list of things to buy, but rather of list of my favorite words that are gifts in themselves. Keeping the power of words in mind, I would like to offer the following: Hi Grandma You look great! I love your hair! Did you lose weight? You are such a good friend Thank you for remembering my birthday Where did you get that outfit? Thank you for your support when I really needed it Did you get new glasses? That necklace is so nice You did a great job Im sorry Thanks for your help I love you Way to go! Im so proud of you! Hi Grandma You are very special Of course I could go on and on and yes, Hi Grandma is on twice but if we could all take these words and reformulate them for our own purposes, our gift list would be filled with beautiful things. No, they would be intangibles, but how much more meaningful would they be? Take the time this holiday season to say the words that are the most meaningful to those around you. Say them to your spouse, significant other, father, mother, sister, brother, children, grandchildren, your friends and your co-workers. Watch how their faces light up when you say them. The best part of giving a gift, in my opinion, is seeing the expression on a persons face when they receive it. Its easy when you give the gift of words. No credit card is needed and you can get them to fit the occasion. If God saw fit to create the world with words, then it is most fitting that we continue Gods work with the words we speak. May these words of our mouths be sources of joy, comfort and encouragement to all. A list of favorite words for the upcoming season Judis Journal Judi Siegal Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Pine Run Knit and Crochet Club Our efforts once again go to good causes. We are proud to say that this time we made donations to not just one but to three causes. The first was the Ocala Oncology Center we made hats that are much needed. The second was a very large donation of afghans, baby blankets, children sweaters, personal items etc. this all went to the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center. The third was infants blankets, infant baby sets, afghans and blankets went to Child Development Services for there Homeless and Pregnant program. We had so many items we stopped counting. This is did all this in just the last three months. Shown are Marie Grzybowski, Annette King, Del Vieira, Karen Bowen, Lucille Jones, Sharon Litliston and Del Wilson. Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only.BATTERIESFREEHEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRSPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES99Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only.0%FINANCINGONE WEEK ONLY!12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Nov. 3: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Sanctuary choir practice at 4:30 p.m.; evening worship at 6 p.m. with study in the book of James taught by Alvin Gloer. Wednesday, Nov. 6: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19: Christian Womens Fellowship meets at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Each meeting includes a short business meeting followed by Bible Study and luncheon together. If you choose to stay for the luncheon, bring your own sack lunch. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Friday, Nov. 22: Golden Servants (seniors 55+) meet at 6 p.m. at the church for a carry-in dinner with a program following dinner. Bring your favorite dish. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Southwest Christian Church, 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. (south off SR 200), Ocala, Phone 352-861-9080, http://www.swccocala.com. Celebrating Jesus workshopA celebrating Jesus workshop: will take place every Tuesday through Nov. 19. The community is invited to register for these free workshops, put on by Side by Side Ministries, Inc., at www.sbsministries.org/cjw. All sessions are held at 1700 N.W. 60th Ave., from 6:30pm to 8 p.m. Study material will be handed out at each session. For more information visit www.sbsministries.org or call 352-598-9202 or 352-237-8199.St. Jude Catholic CommunityThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Nov. 12 and Nov. 26. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at 352-3470154 prior to the meetings. 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 Nov. 10 and Nov. 24. Anthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. A special celebration honoring the Virgen de Guadalupe will begin on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. The celebration continues on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 8 a.m. On Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10:30 a.m., a special Healing and Anointing of the Sick Mass will be celebrated. A luncheon will follow. Anyone in need of healing, whether it be physically, spiritually or mentally, is invited to attend. Our Youth Groups jewelry sale is scheduled for the weekends of November 9/10 and 16/17. In observance of Thanksgiving, the parish offices will be closed Nov. 28 and 29. The regular 8 a.m. Mass will be celebrated both days.Medical awareness course at Jewish InstituteThe Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas the institutes new sixsession Fall 2013 course that will begin during the week of Nov. 11. Rabbi Yossi Hecht Director of Chabad of Marion County and The Villages will conduct the six course sessions at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle Ocala starting Monday, Nov. 11 from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. and at the Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake starting Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Nowadays, at some point or another, everyone faces an extremely difficult medical decision that they arent equipped to handle. said Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLIs headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. Our objective with this course is to acquaint the public with fascinating Jewish perspectives on some of the most cutting-edge dilemmas in medical ethics. In Life in the Balance, participants will ponder ethical questions about a range of topics ranging from end of life issues to preventive measures and respect due to the body after death. Questions include: Must we prolong life at the expense of immense suffering? Should we legalize compensation for organs to save the lives of those on the transplant list? And where do we draw the line between keen vigilance to safeguard ones health and pointless panic? The course will also explore ethical ramifications of fascinating new technologies such as digital autopsies, and uterine transplants. Like all JLI programs, Life in the Balance is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. 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Thurs., Nov. 7, 10:00 AM Reds Restaurant 8411 N SR 200 Thurs., Nov. 7, 10:00 AM Darrells Diner 8841 SW Hwy. 200 Fri., Nov. 8, 10:00 AM Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th Ave. Fri., Nov. 8, 2:00 PM Horse & Hounds 4620 E Silver Springs Blvd. Tues., Nov. 12, 10:30 AM Pavarottis 8075 SW Hwy 200 Thurs., Nov. 14, 10:00 AM Bob Evans 11300 SW 95th Cir. Fri., Nov. 15, 10:00 AM 000GDRJ www.smcflorida.com *Restrictions Apply 352-401-1966 $ 79 95* Carpet Cleaning 3 Rooms & A Hallway Expires 11/30/13 Upholstery Special Have a couch and loveseat cleaned, get a chair or recliner cleaned FREE Expires 11/30/13 2013 2013 2013 2013 BY RICH LOWRY King FeaturesThe Republican push to defund Obamacare defied the strategic wisdom of the ages. "Avoid what is strong," Sun Tzu advised, "to strike what is weak." According to Machiavelli, "Prudence consists in knowing how to recognize the nature of the different dangers and in accepting the least bad as good." In contravention of all these axioms, the defunders stormed the barricades at their strongest point. They exhibited no willingness to distinguish among bad options or appreciation for what was really achievable. At best, their approach was a high-risk, low-reward strategy. As it turns out, there wasn't even any reward. The shutdown fight has been interesting in its particulars but dull in its overall trajectory, which was so predictable that the news stories on the endgame almost could have been filed in advance. Even bomb-throwers hesitated to light this fuse. Sen. Rand Paul never thought the shutdown was a good strategy. When the allegedly wholly impractical libertarian doubts your tactical judgment, it should be taken as a warning. Sen. Ted Cruz, the very able point man for the defunders, kept the strategy afloat longer than most people would have expected, but he could never explain persuasively the path from a shutdown to a signing ceremony in the White House defunding the president's signature piece of legislation. A key part of the theory was that, in the heat of a shutdown, red-state Democrats would buckle and join the antiObamacare bandwagon. Given the near-certainty that Republicans would be blamed for the shutdown, this was always fanciful. Republicans did the best they could during the shutdown. They passed rifleshot bills out of the House funding specific functions of government that put Democrats in a tight spot. They highlighted the idiotic excesses of the National Park Service. They hit Democrats for their unwillingness to negotiate. But all of this amounted to damage control. In the end, although polls showed the gap relatively narrow, more people blamed Republicans than Democrats. As the anti-government party that was forcing the issue, the Republicans were always going to have trouble escaping blame. Gallup and Wall Street Journal/NBC polls showed the party's favorability scraping bottom. On top of all this, the party went into the fight divided, with the House Republicans most enthusiastic about the strategy foisting it on their leadership. They proved again that, in the right circumstances, they can control the House Republican Conference, which gives them control of ... the House Republican Conference. An initial plan promoted by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor simply to force a vote on defunding in the Senate and then move to a clean continuing resolution was blasted by defunders as empty symbolism. After a few weeks of political pain, Republicans ended up in the same place: The House voted on a defunding provision that was quickly pushed aside by the Senate, and it was forced to accept an essentially clean continuing resolution. Now, the same defunders who argued that Obamacare would be unrepealable beginning Oct. 1 with the opening of the exchanges are vowing to fight on against the health-care law -as they should. It will be a long fight, requiring not just passion and principle but also a little strategic wisdom.Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. COMMENTARY The defunding debacle ends with GOP being blamed BY GLENN MOLLETTE Special to the CitizenIt seems that America is living in perpetual Halloween. Its like Bill Murrays movie Groundhog Day. We constantly relive Halloween and were not laughing. The same monsters keep coming and coming to Americas door but they want more than candy. The monsters come in the form of the Afghanistan war, Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid. The average American doesnt mind what we spend on defense. We rejoice in our freedom and want to support our troops. Most of us believe our military earns their money and deserve more. The rub comes in the fact that we are sick and tired of Afghanistan. In the middle of our budget crisis we were severely reminded by the death of more American troops that the Afghanistan war is very alive. The loss of more life is a cruel visit by the ugliest monster of all. The knock on the door that one of our children has been killed is the greatest of all nightmares. Mr. President, give the command, get us out of Afghanistan. This would save our country approximately 100 billion dollars a year. We could use this money to do a few things at home but most importantly we could avoid more senseless loss of life. Social Security is Americas frequent treat or trickster. Fifty-eight million Americans are glad and can hardly wait each month. Every month the social security check or deposit is welcomed. Unfortunately the trick is the growing bite the government wants back in taxes. Plus, we are incurring more and more debt to keep the system going. We need 816 billion dollars this year to keep the checks rolling. This amount is only going to grow. The system will not sustain itself and all of us must be willing to be a part of the solution. Medicare and Medicaid have the biggest and deepest sack of all. This is no little monster. It stands at the door totally unsatisfied for one treat but keeps nodding and shaking the bag for more and more. s We will spend over 732 billion dollars on Medicare and Medicaid this year. The projections for the next ten years are scarier. At the forefront of this hungry monster are medical providers who bill our government excessive costs. One physician told me he always bills Medicare or the insurance company three times the amount that he expects to be paid. This same physician would never give me a cash price for a treatment I was personally seeking. He asked me to change insurance companies because my current company would not pay him what he wanted. If our government is going to continue to pay the hospitals, nursing homes and doctors it must get control of the excessive, abusive and fraudulent charges made by many providers. Once we get sick they show up at our doors and stay there until they have financially and emotionally drained us. We could survive Halloween once a year. For most Americans there are too many knocks on the door from the same monsters and were tired of them.Glenn Mollette is an American columnist read in all fifty states. Contact him at GMollette@aol.com Like his facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette He is the author of American Issues, Nursing Home Nightmares and eight other books. Federal Halloween monsters: too many knocks

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Japan is coming to the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Jan. 18, 2014, when two new exhibits open. In A Celebration of Japan, more than 150 works on loan from the Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., join pieces from the Appletons permanent collection to provide a full spectrum of the breadth and quality of traditional Japanese art and decoration. From the Mulvanes collection come Japanese woodblock prints by masters such as Harunobu, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and Utamaru. The famous Fiftythree Views of the Tokaido Highway series by Hiroshige will be joined by fine examples of Japanese sword guards (tsubas) and pen and ink writing sets (yatates). These will be combined with swords, kimonos, netsukes or kimono toggles, a lacquered palanquin (hand-carried sedan chair for Japanese nobility), Hino dolls and other works of Japanese sculpture and decorative arts from the Appletons collection. The Mulvane Art Museums collection was assembled in Japan during 1926-1927 by Robert F.W. Whitcomb. Whitcomb, a 1915 graduate of Washburn University, spent many years in Japan as a branch officer for a New York bank. He donated his collection to the Mulvane Art Museum in 1975. In conjunction with A Celebration of Japan, the Appleton will showcase bonsai from members of the Marion Bonsai Society in The Living Art of Bonsai. Bonsai is a traditional Japanese art form in which potted plants, often trees or shrubs, are trained into an artistic shape. The exhibits continue through April 13. Daily admission to the Appleton Museum is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. In addition, the Appleton Museum of Art offers a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day.Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com This is a real thumbsdown for me. It is at this point that I really wish I was not a gentleman. After all, a gentleman has to let the ladies go first. I think if some of these ladies would know the actual situation, they would insist I go first and I certainly would give them a wonderful thumbsup. As I was standing in line, a verse of Scripture popped into my head. And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21 KJV). Many things in life have us going in circles to which there is no end. God, however, puts us on the straight and narrow path that ends with Jesus Christ.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. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Religion Christs Church of Marion CountyFriday, Nov. 1: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday. Tuesday, Nov. 5: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry Meeting, 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday Day services at Friendship Baptist Church Nov. 1 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown, is studying The Preaching of Gods Servant Mark 1 8, The Auditorium Class, taught by Bill Wallett, is studying, Gods Sovereignty Mans Leadership 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel 1-4; 1 Chronicles 1-10. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, On the Banks of the Promised Land, Solo by Fran Cousins. 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. for additional Bible Study and Prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE11 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! 000FWF5 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 000FR23 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000G0AF 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 000FC0D 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 103rd St Pine Run OTOW 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. 000FTQA 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 000FWB2 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 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 000FIEO Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 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 000FZ38 Pastor Randy & Linda Brown 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 000FG63 PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000FB8V 000FYCC 489-2685 Holy Faith Episcopal Church 19924 W. Blue Cove Dr. Dunnellon T HE R EV J. J AMES G ERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly Play Healing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith Rainbow River Blue Cove 000GDGD 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available Catch our events & sermons at www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 000FN80 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 000GCZS 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 000GAAF 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 000FBFM College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Alan Cotney, 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195 000GGLR 000GI4F Circle Square Plaza 352-854-2033 WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM -6 PM Sat. 8 AM -2 PM Sofie, Dee, Edward, Angela Come see us at our new location! BETTER location, MORE parking John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000GG44 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto 352-527-5700 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness 352-726-2993 7120 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa 352-628-2716 3495 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River 352-795-3149 4100 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 352-527-2558 4434 E. Arlington St., Inverness 352-726-5888 3187 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon 352-489-9239 7298 S. Florida Ave., Floral City 352-637-6600 5844 Carl G. Rose, Hernando 352-341-1200 401 Tompkins St., Inverness 352-726-2801 701 S.W. 7th Ave., Williston 352-528-5560 1703 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 352-560-6105 275 N.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River 352-794-0270 1876 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 352-726-2338 Cowboys, cowgirls and spectators, wear pink on Saturday night to support breast cancer awareness a portion of the proceeds will benefit the CMH Cancer Resource Room Visit www.citrusstampederodeo.comADULTS: $18 ($15 ADVANCE) CHILDREN 4-11 YRS.:$7 ($5 ADVANCE)CHILD 3 & UNDER: FREESpecial Group Rate for 10 Adult Tickets or more Friday Night Only Call (352) 564-4525 Celebrate the holiday season at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, with A Dickens Christmas: Selections from the Urban Family Collection, the Ocala Art Groups A Toast to the Arts: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, and Selections From the Florida Watercolor Societys 42nd Annual Exhibition. Daily admission to the Appleton Museum is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. A Dickens Christmas: Selections from the Urban Family Collection will be on display Nov. 16 through Jan. 5. The museums lobby and first floor galleries will be filled with decorated trees, miniature villages, nutcracker soldiers and countless items collected over the years by Dr. Paul and Joyce Urban and their daughters Katie, Kristie, Kassie and Karlie. There will be free admission to A Dickens Christmas exhibit during Family Days Dec. 7 and 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow features works in a variety of media, including oils, acrylics, mixed media, pastels, pen and ink, and sculpture. Visitors have an opportunity to cast votes for their favorites and a Peoples Choice Award will be presented at the closing of the exhibit, Jan. 5. Selections From the Florida Watercolor Societys 42nd Annual Exhibition features 35 of the best watercolors produced by artists from Florida and around the country and continues through Jan. 19. New World Treasures: Artifacts from Hernando De Sotos Florida Expedition closes Dec. 31. Special programs in December include Drawing the in the Galleries 35 p.m. and Rhythm and Art: After Hours with the Marion Civic Chorale from 5-8 p.m., both Dec. 5. The First Saturday childrens art session Dec. 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. will feature Holiday Surprises. A docent-led tour, Mayan Art in Culture, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. will focus on the Appletons Pre-Columbian collection. A series of educational art films are shown in the Auditorium each Sunday at 2 p.m. In addition, the Appleton Museum of Art offers a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. A 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org. Appleton ready to celebrate the holidays Japanese culture on display in two exhibits at museum

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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Flying in an airplane is not my preferred style of transportation. However, flying without an airplane is quite disastrous, if you know what I mean! I am not quite sure the Wright brothers would be too happy with some of the things passing as an airplane these days. It seems to me that psychotic midgets have designed modern day airplanes. Nothing in an airplane is designed for the normal person, and I might as well say it, I consider myself normal. I may be a shade taller than normal but I am normal in every other respect. The one plane I took from Detroit to Dayton, Ohio, was about as small as I have ever been on. Walking down the aisle, I could not even stand up but had to bend over in order to walk down the aisle. I heard a noise behind me that startled me and I stood up only to dash my head against the ceiling. That was not the worst headache of my flight. One of these days, I would like to meet the person who designed the seats in those planes. I will admit to being a little post thin, but after all, shouldnt you be able to sit down in a seat when you are flying? I truly do not understand what a seatbelt is for with individuals like me. I can barely squeeze myself into that seat and then it takes me about 15 minutes to extract myself from the seat. I suppose a seatbelt is for the comfort of the pilot who believes that somehow I will not bounce out of my seat while he is flying. I could not bounce out if my life depended upon it. My seat was so tight and I fit so snugly in it that when I sneezed it felt like I did some damage to my inner organs. Somewhere in the Constitution there has to be something to the effect that an individual has the right to sneeze without hurting himself. What I want to know is why do I always have to sneeze when I am in certain situations like this? Then, comes the time when you need to go to the bathroom. The flight attendant will bring you all the free beverages you can consume. They know, and I guess they are snickering behind our back, that everybody is going to have to go to the bathroom at the same time. Coordinating the bathroom run is one of the trying exploits of flying the friendly skies. For one, by the time I realize I have to go to the bathroom there is a line for the bathroom. Fortunately, but the time I extradite myself from my seat the line has dwindled dramatically. Then again, I have to go to the bathroom so bad I am dancing up the aisle to the bathroom to the great applause of the people sitting there. Once I fasten myself into the seat, I try to get comfortable enough to do a little reading. Since I am sitting in the aisle seat, everybody is bumping into me as they go up and down the aisle. Now that I am situated so that I cannot move, they come again with beverages. Why is it I forget there is a link between drinking a beverage and going to the bathroom? I know there is a link but when I am up in the air so high my tiny little grey cells are working in slow motion. So why take a free beverage? Well, it is free! I am at the age in my development where going to the bathroom is a frequent activity, even when not drinking any beverages. When consuming a beverage, this activity kicks into high gear. Once again, I need to extricate myself from my seat and find my way to the bathroom. I am not quite sure about this, but I believe in mid air the airplane pilot switches the bathroom from the front to the rear. I am dancing up the aisle, which I believe is in the direction of the bathroom, only to discover I am going in the wrong direction. A few of the people in the seats are smiling at me and one person gives me a thumbs-up as I turn around and dance in the direction of the actual bathroom facility. With a forced grin, I give a thumbs-up back at him and proceed in the direction of the bathroom. It is at this point that I run into a line. Wouldnt you know it; the line is for the bathroom? Thumbs up, Thumbs down, now everybody turn around Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE10 On Saturday, Oct. 26, a beautiful fall day, a Halloween luncheon was held at the Indigo East Community Center. Some of our more daring residents dressed up in costumes while others didnt, but either way, everyone enjoyed the luncheon. The tables were decorated with orange tablecloths with beautiful chrysanthemum centerpieces in wicker baskets. The menu consisted of sloppy joes, pasta salad, chips, broccoli cheese casserole with homemade pies for desert from the Women of the World Bake Sale as well as homemade baked apples. Everyone who was there won a prize. There was a 50/50 raffle won by Marta DiSosto. There was a contest to guess how much candy was in a pumpkin jar. The winner was Joan Burke. The winner of the best costume went to Sarah Logue, dressed as the Queen of Sheba and her dog Red Baron dressed up as a lion. Second prize went to Sandy Martin and third prize to Nancy Ludvik. Information was distributed on Ocala Ghost tours. There were several vendors selling their wares. Nancy Ludvik and Helen Solan sold their handmade jewelry including earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Lee Ann Oliver sold her custom made purses, travel purses, e-reader covers and small change purses of various fabrics. Vivian Cayia sold Mary Kay Cosmetics. The luncheon wouldnt have been such a huge success if it were not for the hardworking volunteers who put in together. The committee consisted of Mary Kay Fitzgerald, Carol Seidman, Marie and Tony Pino, Susan Moleski, Betty Chadwell, Terry Solan, Barbara Martyn, and Shirley Hamilton. The next Indigo East event will be an Art and Craft Fair on Nov. 8, Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center. This will be a great opportunity to pick up some unique, handmade Christmas gifts. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, November 1, 2013 Among the most farcical rules around is a provision in the guidelines for whats ethical and whats not for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Setting aside the point that congressional ethics is an oxymoron, there is a prohibition against bringing discredit to either body. How absurd, considering it could be applied right now against the many who contrived the government shutdown/debt-ceiling crises. Whoopee. They finally managed, just barely, to avert disaster, but not before polls measuring the approval rating of Congress had dropped like a stone. One could say that qualified as discredit. Actually, its more like disgust. If one person could be singled out for blame, it would probably be the junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz. Junior was warned over and over again by those in the GOP who werent foaming at the mouth that pushing to defund Obamacare was suicidal. Inflaming his fellow Bravehearts, who then bullied the Republican chicken-hearts, was a strategy for certain defeat. His insistence on continuing to sail his showboat full speed ahead was little more than an unprincipled effort to get name recognition with no regard for the danger to not just his party, but the credibility of the legislative branch. His deceptions and demagoguery embarrassed the country, reinforcing real doubts in the world about the stability of the United States. All because he wanted to get onto the president-wannabe fast track. He recruited Sarah Palin and some of the other cheap-shot artists on the fringes who were only too glad to share in his reflected inglory. He and they constantly recite platitudes about fighting the corrupt establishment. Thats certainly a worthy cause. But do we really want our banner to be the Confederate flag waved at one of their demonstrations, or should we rally around the anti-Muslim invective from another speaker at one of their contrived events? Dont expect his timid colleagues to take him on. Hes made Republicans quake in their boots, as they grovel to the extremists who itch for the chance to oust anyone who hints at even the slightest tendency to compromise. It explains why the drama kings and queens who hold office are too terrified to work things out until the last possible instant. They actually just wish these situations simply would go away. The truth is these dual budget crises could have been resolved long ago. Everyone knew what the deadlines were; the mechanisms to negotiate were in place for months but were ignored by the trembling leaders, who are unwilling to lead. So there was a vacuum, which Ted Cruz and the other opportunists were all too willing to fill. When the time was ripe, Cruz swooped right in, conducting a 21hour filibuster that had no purpose whatsoever except to raise his profile. Democrats love Ted Cruz. He is singlehandedly leading their adversaries down the road to destruction. Again, the polls provide documentation: One of them shows that approval of the Republican Party is down to 24 percent. Thats one in four respondents holding the GOP in any sort of esteem. No wonder President Barack Obama refused to negotiate. The unfortunate part is that this mess has caused severe damage to our standing in the world and cost billions of dollars. Certainly Congress has been seriously discredited, but thats not the worst: The nation, meaning all of us, has been diminished.(c) 2013 Bob Franken Distributed by King Features Synd. As I write this, there have been four traffic fatalities in Marion County in the past week. At least three of them, and maybe all four, involved excessive speed. The worst was on State Road 200 at 99th Street, near On Top of the World. Two people, a married couple, were killed making a left turn because a driver allegedly ran a red light and smashed into them. That driver had to be flown to Gainesville in critical condition. There was another death in Silver Springs Shores, and a fourth on County Road 326 over the weekend. People wont learn speeding might get you to your destination a minute or so sooner, or it might get you prematurely into the ground or into jail. When I drive, I make enemies. I have learned that on State Road 200, if you drive the speed limit of 50 mph, other drivers hate you. They come up behind you rapidly, then cut it close as they get around you. However, I set my cruise control at 50, and thats my speed. When I drive out 200 to the nowclosed South Marion Citizen, West Marion Messenger office, Im going against the grain. Im driving away from the city in the morning, and toward the city in the afternoon. The mornings on State Road 200 are interesting. Ive seen several law enforcement officers facing west, tracking cars coming into town. But westbound, drivers fly by and no one seems to be tracking them. State Road 200 isnt the only bad road encountered in the morning. The new 31st Street extension is another. The speed limit the entire length of the road, from Maricamp to State Road 200, is 40 mph. Thats a joke. The funny thing is that you can easily tell who is speeding. One day I hit that road at about 7:30 in the morning, and I was tailgated and practically run off the road by dozens of vehicles, many of them fancy pickup trucks that I cant afford. Interesting, though, traffic suddenly cleared. Thats because all the speeding vehicles turned into a school just before 27th Avenue. There are a lot of lives to be saved on these streets with stricter enforcement. Heres hoping law enforcement takes notice. WERE GONE: As I mentioned above, the office on State Road 200 is now closed. The staff has been spread all over the area, but our coverage will not change. The biggest thing that some people will have trouble adjusting to is that all news must be e-mailed. If you want to submit something and you dont have e-mail, we recommend you find a friend who can send things for you. This is an inconvenience to some people, but not as many as you might think. Almost all of our material is already sent by e-mail, so it wont be that much of a sweeping change. We also need to remind people that pictures need to be jpg attachments. Do not embed pictures in a Microsoft Word document. We can see them, but we cant pull them out and save them. Our phone numbers can be found in what we call the info box, which usually runs on Page 4. Please refer to it for information.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. 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 3906444All 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.E-mail letters to: editor@smcitizen.com. Letters should be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the email. Do not use any other word processing programs. Professional baseball in Marion County is still a long way off, but the city pushed ahead this week in attempts to get the New York Yankees Class A Minor League affiliate to move to Ocala. The project involves building a new stadium, which would also be available for some college and high school games. The stadium would seat 6,000 people. It would be located near Heath Brook, and would be visible from Interstate 75. The major hurdle would be a sales tax referendum which would have to be scheduled for next March. First, the County Commission would have to approve placing the item on the ballot, and second, the voters would have to approve it. That could be a hard sell. The city was presented with a presentation Tuesday that showed the economic benefit to the city and county that a Minor League Baseball team could bring. But voters tend to see the words sales tax and immediately take a negative attitude, regardless of projected economic benefits. The next hurdle would be baseball executives themselves, and again, this could be a hard sell. If you take a look at the Florida State League now, you have teams bunched together, on both coasts of Florida. Putting a team in Ocala would involve a bus trip from, say, Fort Myers to Ocala, a ride of about 200 miles. Its the financial situation that could cause executives to think twice about adding a team that far away. Of course, as players move up the Minor League chain, their teams are spread out more and there will be more extensive, and expensive, travel, but clubs usually expect to not have to shell out extra travel money in the lower leagues where teams are bunched together. There are also hotel expenses for teams traveling for a three-game series in Ocala. For example, when the Tampa Yankees now play at Clearwater or Dunedin, theres no need to get expensive hotel rooms. The team can go home for the night, if they wish. But a trip to Ocala, while beneficial to the major hotels in Marion County, and also to restaurants in the area, would be more expensive for the visiting teams. Still, the city expressed optimism that this project could move forward, and we think its worth pursuing. Not only would it provide economic benefits to the area, it would also give residents another wholesome activity to take part in. Meanwhile, well just sit back and wait for the next steps. For the baseball fans among us, its a time for anticipation. We just wish those words sales tax werent part of the equation. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Play ball in Ocala? Not quite yet Drive slower and maybe save a life Sen. Ted Cruz brings discredit to U.S. Congress READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Bob Franken Columnist HOW THEY VOTED Recent House VotesWater Resources Bill Vote Passed (417-3, 10 Not Voting) With the Senate out all week, the House held its final vote on Wednesday. The House approved with overwhelmingly bipartisan support the bill that would authorize Army Corps of Engineers water resource projects, including flood control and improvements to inland locks and dams. The Senate already passed its version of the bill (S. 601) in the middle of May. The measure would be the first enacted water resources bill since 2007 if soonto-be-named Senate and House conferees can negotiate a unified bill.Republican Rich Nugent voted Not Voting Republican Ted Yoho voted YESUpcoming Vote Nomination for National Labor Relations Board General Counsel PN789Compiled by MegaVote. Alan Gold Workforce Connection will change its name as part of a new unified CareerSource Florida brand designed to enhance access to workforce services for job seekers and businesses throughout the state. Beginning in early 2014, Workforce Connection will become CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion (CSCLM). Floridas 23 other workforce organizations will adopt CareerSource brands with similar regional locaters. Darlene Goddard, Workforce Connections board chair, said the local workforce development board supports the move to provide a more consistent message regarding our systems role as a talent source for Floridas business community. Workforce Connection will receive about $62,000 to cover the expense of replacing signage, rebranding its website and other items. Goddard, who is also executive director of Human Resources for Winco Manufacturing in Ocala, said Workforce Connection is focused on ensuring that its brand equity, built over the past 17 years, makes the transition intact. We have worked to develop an array of services that support the needs of our job seekers and our business community, she said. Our boards overriding concern is that this transition is understood by our customers as a move to improve those services and that the professional team that we have assembled will not change. The systems new universal brand was developed as a mandate of the Regional Workforce Boards Accountability Act of 2012 and was unanimously approved by the Workforce Florida board of directors in May. Workforce Florida also announced the CareerSource Florida brand Monday. Market research conducted as part of the rebranding initiative indicated a lack of awareness of the systems resources not necessarily at the regional level but throughout the system as a whole with 25 brand names as well as a variety of names associated with its one-stop career centers. The Workforce Connection board is a public/private partnership with the county commissions in Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. Goddard notes that the charter calls for the regional workforce development board regardless of its name to support the needs of our local businesses with services tailored to their needs and that we provide the tools to area job seekers to assist them in finding employment. That will not change. Workforce Connection is in the process of creating an implementation plan to roll out the new brand. An official start date has not yet been set, but it is expected sometime in February 2014. Workforce Connection is the local, business-led nonprofit that strives to connect qualified workers with local employers through quality, cost-effective training, education and employment services. Last year, more than 52,000 job seekers and nearly 1,800 businesses received fee-free services. Workforce connection changes name, offers same service The College of Central Florida hosted 24 brain bowl teams from 12 colleges Oct. 25-26 in the inaugural Erik Korray Open tournament. Orlando-based Valencia College A Team won the tournament, Chipola College A Team placed second and CF A Team placed third. About 90 students participated in the tournament, which was named after former CF student and brain bowl team member Erik Korray who died in a November 2012 vehicle accident. We wanted to honor the memory of Erik and had an opportunity to host a tournament, so we thought this was the best idea, said Darrell Riley, CF brain bowl co-coach and associate professor of Humanities and Social Sciences. The plan is to make Erik Korray Open an annual event that brain bowl teams from around the state and the southeast will look forward to attending. It really started in a great way. Members of the CF A Team are Stetson Cooper, Mark Heltman and James Walegorski. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Nov. 23 Tech Trek camp benefit setThe American Association of University Women is sponsoring an 8th grader to go to Tech Trek camp at the Univesity of Florida. To acquire the funds, we are holding a silent auction at Stone Creek Grille. It will be a Purse Palooza on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided for $15. RSVP by Nov. 20. Call Eileen at 352-854-5952.Sunday, Nov. 24 Barbershoppers to sing The Big Sun Barbershop Chorus Show is set for Sunday, Nov 24, at 3 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church. Headliners are the Wise Guys an award winning quartet from the Barbershop Harmony Society, plus three local quartets and the Ocala Big Sun Chorus and Chip Morris as Master of Ceremonies. For tickets call 352-804-7464 or order online at bigsunchorus.groupanizer.com The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. Ocala Sunday, Dec. 8 Flea market vendors wantedFlea market and craft vendors wanted for flea market on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Temple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala. Outside spaces are available for $10 per large space. For information and reservations, contact Dot Howard, 352-687-1799. Ninety-two miles of rivers. Thirty-two thousand acres of lakes. More than 40 springs. Opportunities to enjoy Marions water resources are almost unlimited, and a Marion County department wants to bring local youth closer to them this month. The Marion County Office of the County Engineer invites students ages 18 and under to participate in its Discover our water resources art and photography contest. Through Nov. 22, students attending a public, private or home school in Marion County may submit creative entries depicting any of the following themes: Marion County water bodies, wildlife, karst or limestone features, water uses and recreation in water. Art entries must be original illustrations created in print or digital formats. Print entries must not exceed 8 1/2 by 11 inches in paper size. Photography entries must be original and unedited, and must be submitted in digital versions of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) in size. A selection committee will recognize the top art and photography entries through publication of the winning creations in the Office of the County Engineers 2014 Discover our water resources stormwater education booklet. The publication will be distributed to local schools and county residents to encourage learning about water quality and stormwater pollution prevention. The contest application and guidelines are available at www.marioncountyfl.org/stormwater.htm. Entries are due Nov. 22, and may be emailed to stormwater@marioncountyfl.org or delivered to Kim Dinkins at the Office of the County Engineer (412 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, FL 34471). Winners will be announced by December. For more information, call 352-671-8686. Student art, photo contest based on water Emeritus Support groupsIf 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. ARIES (March 21 to A pril 19) You enjoy the attention early in the week, but it might be a good idea to opt for some privacy by weeks end so that you can have more time to consider a decision. T AURUS (April 20 to May 20) You unearthed some surprising facts. Now you need to consider how to use them to your advantage. Meanwhile, it might be best to keep what youve learned secret for now. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A comment by a colleague piques your curiosity to know more. Best advice: Youll find people more likely to offer information if youre discreet when making your inquiries. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels begin to rise by midweek. This allows you to catch up with your heavy workload and still have plenty of get-up-and-go to go out on the town this weekend. LEO (July 23 to Au g. 22) Youre probably roaring your head off about a perceived slight from a longtime critic. Ignore it. That person might just be trying to goad you into doing something you might later regret. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to S ept. 22) The early part of the week is open to spontaneity. Then its time to settle into your usual routine to get all your tasks done. A personal situation could require more attention from you. LIB RA (Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) A meeting of the minds on a workplace project might well develop into something more personal for Librans looking for romance. Aspects are also favorable for platonic relationships. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to N ov 21) A more-positive mood might be difficult to assume in light of a recent problem involving the health of someone special. But by weeks end, your emotional barometer should start to rise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Look for a changed attitude from a former adversary once he or she realizes you have your colleagues full support. Now you can refocus your energies on that workplace project. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to J an. 19) This time, a difference of opinion might not be resolved in your favor. But be patient. It ultimately could all work out to your advantage, as information develops. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) A tug of war develops between the artistic Aquarians creative aspect and his or her practical side. PISCES ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) You could be entering a career phase awash with job-related demands. 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Wednesday, Nov. 6 Music recital at CFThe College of Central Florida Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a vocal and instrumental recital Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The recital will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center. Doors open to the public 30 minutes before the performance and admission is free. Approximately 20 students currently enrolled in the CF Music Department will perform voice and instrumental pieces. The recital will include musical selections ranging from popular to classical and secular to religious. Tickets are not required. For additional information, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810. To learn about other CF events, visit www.CF.edu. Thursday, Nov. 7 WOW Singles to meetWOW Singles will meet Nov. 7, Thursday, at Buffet City, 1512 S.W. College Road, and Thursday, Nov. 21, at Reds on State Road 200, just across the Citrus County line, each at 12:30 p.m. There are no dues. For information call 352-861-9487 or 352-291-2762 before 10 a.m.Friday, Nov. 8 Buddy Poppies to be distributedVFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at Publix, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Gander Mountain, Lowes WinnDixie, Big Lots and I-Hop. Donations are appreciated with all proceeds going to veterans and local charities.United Way golf tournamentUnited Way is hosting a a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 8. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be held at Golf Club of Ocala, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $100 per person. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. Entry fee includes golf fees, cart fees, lunch, beverages, entertainment and a complimentary round of golf at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club, and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $100 per hole. Sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorships or registration, call at 352-291-0292 or 352-622-1318. Saturday, Nov. 9 Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to attend the next meeting Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be turkey and stuffing, 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, Nov. 6, checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.Marion Landing Fall Sale The Marion Landing Fall Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center. Jewelry, books, homemade baked goods, plants, sports equipment and tools, along with tables full of household items and giftware. The sale is at 8601 S.W. 65th Ave. Road (off SR200). Admission is free and open to the public. No pets, please.Preserve arts and crafts fairAn arts and crafts fair will take place at Spruce Creek Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Preserve is on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (use the Gatehouse entrance). There is free admission, a free craft drawinig every 20 minutes, a bake sale, and you may purchase a lunch.Sunday, Nov. 10 Youth Symphony at CountrysideThe third Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Ocala Youth Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1999, is committed to the education and professional development of young musicians from 10 to 18. Its founder and director is Cindy Robertson. The orchestra plays classical, Broadway tunes, movie themes, country and jazz. The public is invited and admission is free but donations would be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Band to honor veteransPlease join the Kingdom of the Sun band for a tribute to honor our veterans on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park on Fort King Street. This is our second annual Veterans Light the Stars program, complete with special music and fireworks. Admission is free! Bring a chair or blanket for comfortable seating. For additional information, call 352-624-9291 or check out our website at www.kingdomofthesunband.org. Tuesday, Nov. 12 Mac users to meetCreating the OMUG Newsletter by Al Sypher and Using Camtasia by Brian Voge are the main topics for this months meeting of the Ocala Macintosh User Group on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. These talks will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Thursday, Nov. 14 Democratic Ladies to meetThe Democratic Ladies Club of Marion County meets every second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Democratic Executive Offices at 601 S.W. 1st Ave. in Ocala. Contact numbers are: Club President, Angela White 352-229-0629 or DEC Headquarters 352-402-9494.Saturday, Nov. 16 Crossroads Church honors vetsVeterans, we appreciate you. The Veterans Administration of Ocala is teaming up with Crossroads Church to honor those who have served and continue to serve their country. Come out, allow the VA representative to help you get registered for Medicare and other benefits, and be treated to a meal on us at the Veterans / Public Servant Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-291-2080. We look forward to seeing you there. Womens Wellness DayOcala Health will host its second annual Womens Wellness Day at the College of Central Florida on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A health fair and screenings will be held in the Ewers Lobby of the College of Central Florida. Following that, motivational speaker, comedian, and award-winning storyteller, Kelly Swanson, will be the keynote speaker at a lunchtime presentation in the Klein Theatre. During the health fair, attendees will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with clinical specialists in cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, diabetes, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience, and GYN health. Body fat, BMI, strength, balance, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings will also be offered. Kelly Swanson, author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?, is visiting Ocala for the first time, presenting her approach to handling lifes obstacles. Through humor and storytelling, Swanson helps attendees learn how to assess problem areas, define their goals and objectives, review negative mindsets and behaviors, think more creatively, and motivate themselves to deal with stress and change taking everyone on a hilarious and powerfully motivating journey to a happier, healthier self. This event is free to the public and registration is required only for the lunchtime talk with Kelly Swanson. Those wishing to participate in the cholesterol screening should fast from the midnight before. To register for lunch with Kelly Swanson, call 1-800530-1188. Ocala Health encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. Ocala Health has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Regional Medical Center is also a Provisional Level II Trauma Center. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; and the Senior Wellness Community Center.Sunday, Nov. 17 Fall concert at St. JudeOn Sunday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m., Maestro Bill Doherty and members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera will be with us once again for an inspiring performance featuring Broadway, Opera and Gospel favorites. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12 and can be obtained in advance at the parish office or at the door. More information may be obtained by calling 352-347-0154. St. Jude is located at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks.Thursday, Nov. 21 Air Force group to meetThe November meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. A representative from Sams Club will be attending and brief us on Specials that are available to AFA members. For more information call Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000GIDH Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000GG7W Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000FSQ6 Something For Everyone In Our 5,000 Sq. Ft., Now Fully Air Conditioned Store Linens, Clothing, Furniture, Appliances And More Tuesday Saturday 10am to 5pm T HRIFT STORE 7355 SW 38th St., Ocala 351-1334 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. 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DIRECTIONS: SR 200 to 110 St., L on 71 Terr. Rd., house on left. (352) 615-8731 Dennis (352) 615-8794 JaeAnn 000GIE4 $169,900 2/2/2 w/Den, private backyard, many extras. DIRECTIONS: SR 200 to 110 St., L on 78 Terr. Rd., R on 113 Pl., house on left 000FVG0 BY SAMANTHA MAZZOTTA King FeaturesQ: The faucet on the utility sink in my basement is leaking. It's one of those older faucets with a threaded spout where you can attach a hose, and a wingnut-looking handle. Can this be repaired, or is it too old? -Clive in Pittsburgh A: If the leak is caused by a worn seal or washer, you should be able to find an adequate replacement in a universal washer kit. This inexpensive item is available at hardware and home-improvement stores and has a variety of different washers and seals to solve problems exactly like yours. The type of faucet you described is likely a hose bib. These are pretty reliable and longlasting, but the washers can wear out just like any other faucet. You'll need to disassemble the handle to get to the assembly inside. First, shut off water to the faucet at the nearest shutoff valve. This may be located under the sink, or further along the pipe-run since it's a utility sink. Unscrew the small screw in the top of the faucet's handle. Then pull the handle up and off. Just below the stem is the packing nut -the large nut just underneath the handle. Use an adjustable wrench to unscrew the packing nut. Next, carefully unscrew the spindle. It's important to not scratch the spindle shaft or strip the ridges at the end of it. You can use pliers (channel-type) to do this, but try wrapping a soft cloth around the spindle to protect it. Remove the spindle from the faucet valve. Now you're ready to replace the damaged washers. The assembly should have two: a packing washer, just under the packing nut; and a stem washer, near the bottom of the spindle. Remove the old washers, and locate same-size replacements from the universal kit. Reassemble the spindle using the replacement washers, reinsert into the valve and screw the packing nut back into place. Slide the handle back on and attach with the small screw. Test the faucet by turning the water back on and turning the faucet on and off. HOME TIP: Some professionals recommend coating new washers with a heatproof grease to prevent them from cracking, while others say it doesn't matter. Use your own judgment. Send your questions or home tips to ask@thisisahammer.com. My new ebook, "101 Best Home Tips," is available to download on Amazon Kindle! Pick it up it today for just 99 cents. This is a hammer column: Older faucet can be repaired BY JOANN DERSON King Features Mail service is a wonderful thing. Order what you want on the Internet, and its in your mailbox or on your doorstep tomorrow. From efficiency to penny pinching, you can use the mail to help out in numerous ways. Or, use it to bring a smile to someones face: Keep a stack of stamped postcards with you. Jot a note and mail one off whenever the mood strikes. I almost guarantee a great response from the recipient! Who doesnt love real snail mail? JoAnn To save on prescription costs, ask if your health insurance participates in a mail-order service where you can get three months of a drug for a discounted cost. Mine costs less for three months than it does for one month in my local drugstore, and I dont even have to go pick it up. B.W. in Virginia I love to shop, and for the best deals I go online to trusted e-retailers. When shopping online, dont forget to factor in shipping and handling, as some companies offer free shipping on orders over a certain dollar amount; others dont! One of the greatest assets in our communities is the public library, and mine has just added a new service that Im over the moon about: delivery! I can search the card catalog from home and have the books I want delivered right to my door. Its so convenient. J.H. in Florida My uncle is really hard to buy for. He doesnt get out much, and he has everything he could ever need in his apartment. I hit gold with gift mail-order memberships. Weve done beer, cheese and fruit, and this year is meat! He gets a different one every month. You can find these services on the web. Thought Id pass it along as a gift idea. W.L. in Arkansas Send your tips to Now Heres a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at heresatip@yahoo.com. Now Heres a Tip BY MARK VASTO King FeaturesSome 40 minutes north of Kansas City lies the quaint town of Excelsior Springs, Mo. Since the Chiefs are on a roll this season, the town is attracting more traveling fans from Nebraska and Iowa this year than in years past and if theres one thing the residents of Excelsior Springs know about, it is the past. Native Americans would travel from many miles away to use the mineral springs that bubbled through the clay and sands of the area, believing they had mystical healing powers. Sometime in the 1800s, a man in Excelsior Springs told the newspapers when his daughter, who had been on her deathbed from tuberculosis, had been healed. The news went...well, viral; hotels were built and the visitors began rolling into town. The most famous of them all and the only one that still remains a resort attraction is the magnificent Elms Hotel. Al Capone used to host marathon gambling tournaments in one of the boardrooms, and heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey used to train here. Harry Truman used it as a hideaway whenever he had to make big decisions. And yes ... The place is haunted. The Ghost Hunters TV show as well as amateur paranormalists stop by regularly. The words ghost and Mulder and Scully are frequently dropped into conversation. An older gentleman, who claims to have worked in Excelsior Springs most of his life, says that most of the occurrences happened during the recent renovation of the Hotel, which has burned down twice. During reconstruction, I was making the early-morning rounds when I heard the circular saw going. But it wasnt even plugged in. And when I went to leave the metal bar that hangs from the emergency fire extinguishers the one you use to break the glass with? It was pointing straight out at me. He goes on: They are friendly ghosts, but they like to play. Well, mostly friendly ... We have a maid in a 1920s uniform who likes to scold the staff ... She might also be the one who slaps the men who bring women into room 204 who are not their wives. They run out of the room. Theres the woman screaming in your ear in the lobby, looking for her son ... And Michael, in the Truman Suite ... he likes to play. Moves stuff around. That night, the Minnesota Vikings played the New York Giants in a game of horrors. Bored, I went to the library. The Giants haunt this place, too. In 1948, the Giants decided to give the waters and their purported healing properties a chance by conducting a training camp there. Also, they gave a guy named Emlen Tunnell a chance there, a guy with a broken neck out of college who went on to become the first African-American elected into the Hall of Fame and all-time interception leader. Tunnell died in 1975 of a heart attack at training practice. He haunts the Elms, too: one day, his picture mysteriously appeared in the library. Most nobody knows who it is in the picture, and nobody knows who put it there. The truth is out there. Mark Vasto is a veteran sportswriter who lives in Kansas City. A Sporting View: Ghosts of the Gridiron BY SAM MAZZOTTA King FeaturesDEAR PAW'S CORNER: We can't have pets in our apartment, but I want to teach my children about responsibility and compassion for animals. Are there volunteer opportunities for kids out there? -Jessica in Seattle DEAR JESSICA: There certainly are volunteer opportunities for kids in most communities. The hard part can be finding one that will work for your kids, fit in with school schedules and provide the kind of rewarding experience you want them to have. PAWS.org, for example, has several volunteer opportunities in the Lynnwood, Wash., area. The shelter doesn't allow kids under 18 to work directly with animals, but it hosts a special Day of Service for those 10 or older to help spruce up its dog trail, and hosts a PAWSWalk each summer. Kids also can choose to "donate their day" -ask for donations to the organization in lieu of birthday presents, for example. That's just one organization in one area. Kids and parents should search for local shelters Teaching petless kids to care for animals and animal-rescue organizations to see what volunteer or fundraising opportunities are available. Another, more immediate opportunity may be right in your neighborhood. Do you have friends or neighbors with pets? Are they willing to let your kids visit and play with their dog or cat? Is there an elderly relative or friend who needs help walking their dog or taking their cat to the veterinarian? Remember that, as the parent, you'll need to supervise your kids for many of these events or pet-care opportunities. But you'll be giving them key tools to be awesome pet owners of the future.Send questions or comments to ask@pawscorner.com.

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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com More from FAFOThe Fine Arts Festival of Ocala was last weekend. At the left, one of the booths seen from the back looking from the Square toward Broadway Street, and above, the Community Art Groups booth, with, in the background, people watching the performance on stage.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Baked Ziti with Pumpkin & SausagePrep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Serves: 12 Nonstick cooking spray 4 cups dry regular or whole-wheat ziti 1 can (15 ounces) Libbys 100% Pure Pumpkin 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Pinch cayenne pepper 1 can (12 ounces) NestlCarnation Evaporated Fat Free Milk 4 links (12 ounces) fully cooked Italian-seasoned chicken sausage, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 package (6 ounces) or about 4 cups pre-washed baby spinach 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim or 2% milk reduced-fat mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup (1.5 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 425F. Spray 4-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water and set aside for later use. Drain pasta; return to cooking pot. Meanwhile, combine pumpkin, flour, garlic powder, salt, nutmeg and cayenne pepper in medium skillet over medium heat. Slowly add evaporated milk, stirring until smooth. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken slightly. Pour over pasta in pot. Add sausage and reserved pasta cooking water; stir well. Spread half of pasta mixture into prepared baking dish. Top with spinach. Cover with remain ing pasta mixture. Lightly spray piece of foil with nonstick cookingspray.Coverzitiwithfoil,greased sidedown. Bakefor20minutesoruntilheatedthrough.Com bine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses in small bowl. Remove foil; sprinkle with cheese mixture. Bake, uncovered, for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.FAMILY FEATURES Even though the cooler weather has arrived, you can still enjoy mouth-watering peaches, juicy tomatoes and sweet corn all your summer favorites thanks to the can. Fruits and vege tables are picked at the peak of their ripeness, when theyre at their best, and canned just hours after picking. The canning process, therefore, locks in theirnutrients, freshness and flavor naturally, without the need for preserv atives. So, theyre available and in-season all year long. Additionally, many canned fruits and vegetables have equal or more nutrients than their fresh and frozen counter parts. Canned peaches, for example are more nutritious than fresh, according to an Oregon State University study, because they have higher levels of vitamins A, C and E, as well as folate and antioxidants. Thesedeliciousrecipeswillallowyoutoenjoytheflavors of summer, no matter what time of the year it is. Remember, your favorite fruits and vegetables are only a can away. For more recipe inspiration and to learn how you can get cooking with cans, visit: www.Facebook.com/CansGetYouCooking www.Pinterest.com/CansGetUCooking www.YouTube.com/CansGetYouCooking. Pineapple-Peach-Pear Skillet CrispPrep time: 5 minutes Serves: 8 Topping: 4 ounces (1 cup) chopped pecans 1/3 cup butter 24 gingersnap cookies, coarsely crushed Base: 1 can (20 ounces) Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits or Chunks, undrained 1 can (15.25 ounces) Del Monte Yellow Cling Sliced Peaches in Heavy Syrup, drained 1 can (15.25 ounces) Del Monte Sliced Pears in Heavy Syrup, drained 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch Salt, to taste 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pecans and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add butter and stir until melted. Remove from heat, stir in cookie crumbs until well coated with butter and set aside on separate plate. Combinepineapple,peaches,pears,cranberries, sugar, cornstarch, and salt, if desired, in same skillet. Bring to full boil over medium-high heat. Boil 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasion ally. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, if desired, and sprinkle evenly with cookie mixture. Serve immedi ately or at room temperature.Toasted Almond Green BeansPrep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 6 3/4 cup (3 ounces) slivered almonds 3 tablespoons butter, divided 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon cumin 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) Del Monte Cut Green Beans, drained Salt and pepper, to taste Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add almonds; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently, being careful not to burn. Add 2 tablespoons butter, Worcestershire, lemon juice and cumin. Cook until butter has melted, stirring constantly. Set almonds aside on separate plate. Melt remaining butter in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans, and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; season with salt and pepper, if desired. Sprinkle almond mixture over beans. Toss and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Baked Ziti with Pumpkin & Sausage Leftover Turkey Tortilla Soup Pasta Fagioli Soup Toasted Almond Green Beans Pineapple-Peach-Pear Skillet CrispLeftover Turkey Tortilla SoupPrep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Vegetable oil 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes 32 ounces chicken broth Coarse salt (sea salt or kosher), to taste 1 can (15 ounces) Allens Butterfield Potatoes 1 can (14.5 ounces) Freshlike Crinkle Sliced Carrots 1 can (15.25 ounces) Allens Whole Kernel Corn 1can (15.5 ounces) Allens Pinto or Allens Black Beans, drained 2 cups cooked turkey, shredded 6 ounces bite-size corn tortilla chips 1 cup cheese (queso fresco, feta or Monterey jack) shredded or diced 1/2 cup scallions, chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional) 1 lime, cut in wedges Heat vegetable oil in saucepan over medium high heat. Cook tomatoes for a minute, stirring frequently; add broth and salt. Heat to boiling. Add potatoes, carrots, corn, beans and turkey; simmer gently until all ingredients are hot. To serve: Ladle soup into bowls. Top with tortilla chips and cheese; garnish with scallions and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.Pasta Fagioli Soup Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Serves: 8 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) Red Gold Diced Tomatoes 1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans 1 can (14.5 ounces) chopped spinach 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) chicken broth 1 can (29 ounces) Red Gold Tomato Sauce 2 cups water 2 garlic cloves, minced 8 slices crisp cooked bacon, crumbled 1 tablespoon dried parsley 1 teaspoon garlic powder Salt and black pepper, to taste 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 8 ounces seashell pasta Parmesan cheese In a large stockpot, combine all above ingredients except pasta and cheese. Bring to a boil; cover, and simmer for 40 minutes. Add pasta and cook uncovered until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes. Ladle soup into individual serving bowls and sprinkle with cheese. 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MLS#397530/DP/DOR . . . . . . . . . $249,900 9792 SW 56TH CIRCLE Directions: From Hwy. 200 turn S outh on SW 60th Ave. which becomes SW 62nd Ave. Rd., T/L @ 99th St. Rd. (at Meadow Glenn entrance), T/L @ 55th Ave., T/L @ 96th Pl., T/L @ Second 56th Circle, home on R. THIS OTOW VILLA is priced right for todays market. Home features split BR, computer area next to master BR, ceiling fans, solar tubes, newer laminate floors, roof 2004, H&A replaced 2008, all appliances inc. smoothtop range, washer and dryer. Fenced in BBQ area in back of the house with garden area. MLS#393514/JH/BAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,900 SPACIOUS 2/2/2 VILLA on wide tree-lined street, two baths and bedrooms. Master has a walk-in closet and expanded nook area Master bath with walk in tub/shower in 2010 Dining rooms combined, kitchen with family room Solar tubes in kitchen and guest bath Hot water heater replace in 2012 with lifetime guarantee, garage has solar fan Rocking chair front porch. Priced to sell! MLS#394114/LBK/CAR . . . . . . . . . . $54,700 COUNTRY HOME just minutes to town. Move right in this gorgeous like new home situated in the heart of horse country. Spacious open floor plan features: large great rm., w/sliders to open patio overlooking beautiful backyard. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite counters, wood cabinets, upgraded SS appliances, center island w/sink & lg. pantry, huge master suite, BA w/jetted & htd. tub, dbl. vanity, inside laundry, Real hardwood floors & tile throughout, 2 car attached carport w/sitting area. 1 shed w/electric plus 2 other sheds/workshops. MLS#393122/BH/WILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $182,000 CUTE AS A BUTTON... 2/2/1, Split bedroom plan, super large walk-in shower in master bath, dining area with bay window, newer range, builtin microwave, vinyl flooring in kitchen, dining area and both baths. New carpeting, screened in lanai overlooking beautiful backyard.. MLS#396530/BH/STI . . . . . . . . . $38,900 VERY NICE 3/2/2 CBS home located on corner lot. This home features vaulted ceilings, split bedroom plan, breakfast nook, dining area, large living room. Home has inside laundry for those hot days, all appliances stay with home. Newer H&A and carpet. Privacy fence. Not a short sale or foreclosure, come take a look. MLS#392934/JH/WES . . . . . . . . . . . $74,900 WELL-MAINTAINED exp. 2/2/1 with title everywhere except bedrooms, large Florida room, newer air, roof, appliances & windows. MLS#393120/SR/SCH . . . $34,900 PERFECT SNOW-BIRD HOME 2/2/1 in a 55+ community. Living/ dining area combined. Plus a family rm Pass-off to dining area. Master bedroom with walk-in closet, master bath with separate vanity Guest bedroom and bath Enclosed lanai, larger 1 car garage for extra storage Home is being sold AS IS with right to inspect. Seller will not pay any closing costs to buyers lender. MLS#397918/LBK/BIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . $56,900 HANDYMAN SPECIAL with LOTS of potential in established neighborhood 3/2 on .25 acre. Convenient location. See it today! MLS#375254/DP/MUL . . . . . $42,500 MOVE RIGHT IN Awesome 2/2/2 home with many upgrades including oak cabinets in kitchen (with pull outs) and both baths, wood laminate flooring in kitchen, newer air conditioning, family room overlooking kitchen w/island, large vinyl enclosed lanai and so much more. MLS#395942/BH/HEC . . . . . . . $64,500 BETTER THAN NEW with all the upgrades. Mr. Clean lives here. This stunning home is located in one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, living room, dining area, beautiful kitchen w/pass through, glass enclosed Florida room, screened in bird cage, no maintenance yard. MLS#395942/MB/GAR . . . . . . . . $164,900 BEAUTIFUL HOME located on one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus study den, kitchen has snack bar, kitchen nook Inside laundry room Split bedroom plan, tile and carpeting throughout. Open roof over porch overlooking private backyard. Master bath has double vanities and Jacuzzi tub exlarge walk-in closet. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#394945/BH/CHA . . . . . . . . $230,000 COME TAKE A LOOK at this wonderful home in one of the most sought after 55+ adult communities in Ocala. This home features 2/2/2, kitchen with snack bar overlooking family room. Newer beautiful walk-in shower in master bath and new high rise toilet. Tile flooring in kitchen, family room, and both baths. Screened in lanai, rocking chair front porch. Freshly painted throughout including the garage. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#397319/BH/BER . . . . . . . . . . . $49,900 NOW HIRING SALE ASSOCIATES FOR BUSY OFFICE Please contact John Haynes at 352-237-4343 or e-mail him at bigsunrealty@cfl.rr.com OPEN HOUSE 9792 SW 56TH CIRCLE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses Marvin Brooks 989-3162 A BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 on a large corner lot. Neat, clean and ready for new owners. Home comes with a golf cart, workshop and all appliances. MLS#394006/JM/STR . . . $99,000 MOVE RIGHT IN!!! Newer carpets and tiled flooring in kitchen & both baths, upgraded appliances, freshly painted interior, vinyl enclosed lanai. Come take a look. MLS#391821/BH/TERR . . $52,900 NICELY UPDATED 2/2 VILLA w/oversized 1-car garage newer roof, interior paint, appliances, & landscaping. Quiet cul-de-sac located convenient to front of this gated, golf course, 55+ community. MLS#395220/DP/SCR . . . . . . . . $41,000 ONE OF A KIND! EVERYTHING has been replaced in this awesome 2/2/1 (35 ft. garage) including: Plumbing, H&A, all appliances, kitchen cabinets, vanities, sinks & toilets in both baths, carpet, tile & laminate flooring, inside doors, storm door, garage door opener, recessed lighting, new paint throughout, the list goes on & on. Glass enclosed lanai, (NO MORE POPCORN CEILINGS EXCEPT THE GARAGE). MLS#397983/BH/CARP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,500 COME TAKE A LOOK Super nice home featuring 2/2/2, split bedroom plan, dining room, Florida room under H&A plus vinyl enclosed lanai, chain link fenced back yard. Wood laminate flooring throughout except kitchen, both baths & inside laundry room, Island in kitchen overlooking spacious living room & dining room. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#397827/BH/JOL . . . . . . . . . . . $88,500 PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO GUARD AT GATE OPEN HOUSE 11614 SW 70TH COURT For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses CLEAN UPDATED, well maintained 2/2/2 in Oak Run, newer 2007 A/C & appliances, queensize Murphy bed in guest room. MLS#397897/SR/EMR . $110,000 11614 SW 70TH COURT DIRECTIONS: From Oak Run main gate, T/R onto 70th Ct. to home on your right. VERY NICE 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Eat-in kitchen living room & dining room a real split bed room plan, nice den/study room, beautifully landscaped yard. A great Florida suburban living. MLS#397953/BA/CON . . . . $184,500 MOVE RIGHT IN this 2/2/1 with family room, freshly painted inside, includes all appliances, vinyl enclosed lanai plus open patio, chain link fence out back. Wood laminate flooring galore! 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Friday, Nov. 1 Two-day Spruce Creek North saleThe Spruce Creek North community will hold a garage sale on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The community GPS location is 11040 S.W. 64th Avenue, Ocala 34476. Main entrance is off Southwest 103rd Street Road.Saturday, Nov. 2 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.Marco Polo yard saleFrom 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, the Marco Polo 1 community will have its annual community yard sale. The entrance is at 5300 103rd St. Road. While visiting the various yard sales, please do not park on lawns.Saddle Oak Club craft fairThe annual craft fair at Saddle Oak Club, on State Road 200, across from Heathbrook Publix, will be Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, drawings, homemade baked goods, coffee and croissants served from 8 to 10 a.m. Soup and sandwiches will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Moose yard saleWest Marion Moose Chapter 1929 will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot on Southwest State Road 200. To make donations or to buy a space, call Gerri at 352-237-1487. Spaces are $10 for one and $15 for two.Ocala Palms craft saleJoin us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from 70+ talented crafters and artists covering a variety of items. Enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale, and a hot dog lunch available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Raffles, too! Start your holiday shopping early!Quail Meadow community hosts saleThe Quail Meadow community yard sale is set for Sat. Nov. 2, starting at 8 a.m. The entrance to the community is Northwest 49th Avenue located off U.S. Highway 27.Country fair at Circle SquareWhat could be more fall than an old-fashioned country fair! Join the festivities and participate in a calk walk for charity (ticketed event), fair games, and face painting while you munch on kettle corn, cotton candy and fair food. Sit a spell and listen to live country music as you enjoy the cooler Fall weather. The Country Fair will take place on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun. This free event is open to the public. There will be a cake walk, fair games, face painting and more. Proceeds from the cake walk benefit Hospice of Marion County. Cakes are provided by Stellas Modern Pantry, Gina Hudson (local raw food chef), Betty Cakes, Marys Cuban Kitchen, Hospice of Marion County, Bonefish, Cakes N More, Candler Hills Restaurant, The Pub Restaurant, Publix and Sams. Additional cake donations from local establishments are welcome and all cake sponsors will be recognized in event advertising. For more information about the Country Fair event, contact Antonio Crews at 352-854-3670. For information on other entertainment and events happening on The Town Square, visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com or call 352-854-3670.Yoga at Sholom ParkJoin us for the final yoga session of the season in Sholom Park at 9 a.m. promptly. For information, contact Ingrid Crane, 352-854-7950.Sunday, Nov. 3 Roast pork dinner at Ocala WestA roast pork dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. Cost is $8 per person. Proceeds will benefit Boy Scouts camp fund. Tickets are available at church office. For information, call (352) 854-9550.Fort King presentationHenry Sheldon, Board member of the Fort King Heritage Association, will make a presentation about the Fort King National Historic Landmark at the Ocala Public Library Headquarters on Sunday, Nov. 3 beginning at 2 p.m. Learn more about the rich heritage of the famed fort and what the future has to hold. Visit the FKHA website posting for more information. Southern Express in concertThe Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 3, 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. The church is pleased to have them back. They plan to return to give another concert series program after the first of the year. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Monday, Nov. 4 Interfaith hosts Muslim for lectureThe Interfaith Alliance of Marion County opens its fall lecture series with Larry Collins, a practicing Muslim since 1966, asking Does God Need Our Help? at the Temple Beth Shalom on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. In his lecture he will examine vital moral and ethical questions which arise out of the enormity of recent scientific discoveries.Tuesday, Nov. 5 Movies at the LibraryFreedom Public Library is now showing movies once a month. Join us in the meeting room on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. for a free showing of Oz, the Great and Powerful.Hours change for food pantryThe Ocala West United Methodist Churchs food pantry will have different hours beginning Nov. 5. The new days will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Food may be collected from the pantry every 30 days. Please be prepared to show identification with a photo for the food. Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000GFL4 Call Ora 1-855-335-8082 Toll Free or 352-556-5200 B ILOXI MS G AMBLING 000GCWD ST 38547 IP Casino Resort-Beau Rivage Resort Nov. 26, Dec. 23, Jan. 12 or Jan. 26 Get-away for the Holidays!! For Christmas booking: OTOW Call Marie @ 873-8525 Pine Run Call Maryann @ 854-4554 Cherrywood Call Natalie @ 854-4561 by Oras Travel 000GHTC CLEANMASTER CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING 25 Years Carpet Cleaning Per Room Servicing All Of Citrus & Marion County For 25 Years 489-4844 OWNER DOES THE WORK We Also Have Outdoor Pressure Cleaning Available. Call for pricing. 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Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 General Manager John Provost (352) 563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads : Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 2 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 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 Dunnellon, but publication of items not e-mailed may be delayed. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Marions Most Wanted Robert Eugene Epps, 46, felony violation of probation burglary of a structure, grand theft. Frederick Lamall Holt 29, felony warrant sale of crack cocaine. D avid J oseph Morin, 33, felony violation of probation warrants burglary of a structure, grand theft. Christopher Lenard Taylor 31, felony bench warrant failure to appear pre-trial conference evidence tampering, possession of paraphernalia. A yla Susan Tillander 27, felony bench warrant failure to appear drug court, retail grand theft, possession of hydromorphone. J ordana V incent, 21, violation of probation warrant, retail petit theft. E The Environmental MagazineD ear EarthTalk: I work for the G ap and know firsthand the amount of waste that s produced at my store. Can you suggest ways retail stores can reduce waste ? A nd how can I get a conversation started with the people upstairs about recycling and being less wasteful ? -Name withheld, via e-mail Waste is an issue for all retail operations, given the need to take in and unpack large numbers of individual items and then display and package them up in a way that customers will appreciate. CalRecycle (Californias Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery) suggests that retailers consider the three Rsreduce, reuse and recyclewhen setting up their sourcing, packaging and related procedures. As for reducing, CalRecycle encourages retailers to ask their suppliers to provide items without excess packaging and to reuse whatever packaging they can. Also, stores can give customers the choice of having their purchases baggedor give a discount to those who bring their own or go without. For reusing, CalRecycle recommends donating old merchandise to charities rather than throwing it in the trash, and looking for schools or institutions that would take display racks and other decor elements from the previous sales season. Posting such items to a materials exchange is a quick way to find takers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintains a state list of material exchanges on its website. Retailers can maximize the amount of recycled packaging in their stores by demanding their suppliers use it. And if a store has enough recyclables it may be able to sell it to an industrial recycler periodically. If a store is in a mall, there may be other opportunities for greening. Mall property managers and anchor stores can provide leadership by coordinating waste prevention, recycling and purchasing programs at multitenant complexes, says CalRecycle. Mall managers can consolidate efforts among businesses to generate large amounts of recyclable material, thereby making recycling more cost effective. All big retail chains have sustainability challenges, but the Gap has made great strides in the last decade in reducing waste and its overall environmental footprint. They recently completed a green makeover of their corporate offices in San Francisco, diverting as much as 75 percent of the waste stream there. While the Gap has limited control over what goes on at its retail stores given local rules and systems for waste management, it is partnering with other retailers through industry groups to facilitate recycling in mall store environments and establish lease templates that support waste reduction and other environmental goals. The company is also part of the Clean by Design program, an initiative of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to marshal the buying power of multinational corporations (including Wal-Mart, Levis, Nike and others) to reduce waste and emissions among suppliers abroad. But just because the company is on the case doesnt mean new suggestions arent welcome. Corporate leaders at companies like the Gap often encourage feedback from workers, especially when it could benefit the companys bottom line or image. Offering some concrete, succinct examples of ways the company could reduce waste would most likely be the best approach. CONT A CTS: CalRecycle, www calrecycle. ca. gov; G ap Social & Environmental Responsibility Report www gapinc. com/ content/ csr/ html. html; Clean by D esign, www nrdc. org/ international/ cleanbydesign; EP A Materials Exchange, www epa. gov/ osw/ conserve/ tools/ exchstat. htm. EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Subscribe: www.emagazine.com/subscribe. Free Trial Issue: www.emagazine.com/trial. EARTH TALK Getting retail stores to reduce waste BY HEALTHY EXCHANGES King FeaturesEasy Peanut Butter MuffinsNovember is Peanut Butter Lovers Month, so for all you peanut butter lovers, here's a recipe just for you. 1/2 cup fat-free milk 1/4 cup Skippy or Peter Pan reduced-fat creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon Land O Lakes no-fat sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg or equivalent in egg substitute 1 1/2 cups Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix 1/4 cup Splenda Granular 1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray 8 wells of a 12-hole muffin pan with butter-flavored cooking spray or line with paper liners. 2. In a large bowl, combine milk, peanut butter, sour cream, vanilla extract and egg. Add baking mix and Splenda. Mix gently to combine. Evenly spoon batter into prepared muffin wells. 3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Place muffin pan on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pan and continue cooling on wire rack. HINT: Fill unused muffin wells with water. This protects the muffin tin and ensures even baking. Each serving equals: 145 calories, 5g fat, 5g protein, 20g carbohydrate, 317g sodium, 42g calcium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch/carbohydrate, 1/2 fat. (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Comfort foods fast and healthy

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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL34481 or call... CHILD CARE PROVIDERFor Church Nursery. Background check & ref. required. Sunday AMs. Extra hours avaialble for special events. Email Resume fbcresumes@ embarqmail.com DRIVERS:Guaranteed Home EVERY Weekend! Company: All Miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease: To Own NO Money Down, NO Credit Check! CALL: 888-880-5916 ATTENTIONINVESTORS Need $4,000 for 60 days, Return $8,000 Call (352)854-8532 For details Tax Accountant2 -5 yrs. Business Tax Exp. ,CPA preferred Qualified Persons Send Resume to Cpa.resume.search@ gmail.com WE BUY ANTIQUES & OLD STUFF! Jim & Sheila Reed 352-873-9910 or 352-219-4134 OCALAMARCO POLO ADULT VILLAGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE. Saturday Nov 2, 9a-2p off SW 103rd ST Road A MUST SEE!Near Hwy 75, 55+ community. Too much to mention. Mid 20s (352) 622-1774 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real 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. 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 WE BUYALL AUTOS with or without titles, any condition. We pay up to $20,000 & offer Free Towing. Cindy (813) 505-6939 AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. NOV 3rd. 1-800-438-8559 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 GROCERY GIRLSWe Shop at your Favorite Super Market and Deliver To Your Home or Business We also shop at Pet Supermarkets, Having a Special Event? Let us help. We pick up and deliver your catering Call (352) 426-8549 or Fax (352) 861-1778 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 Carls Painting & Power Washing 35 yrs experience. References. Large or small jobs. 352-237-3580 or cell 727-815-2974 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Analysts are estimating that about 2,200 people would be the average attendance. However, special events, Major League players taking part in rehab games, and interest in the visiting team can occasionally drive attendance upward. This would be the seventh biggest Florida State League facility. The Yankees currently play in a 10,000-seat facility, but only average slightly better than 1,700 people per game. The projects estimated cost is approximately $52 million, with the stadium itself costing $38 million. Land acquisition accounts for the bulk of the balance. The Florida State League is a Class A operation and teams usually get young players who are just one step away from moving up to double-A or, in some cases, triple-A competition, the two steps leading to the Major Leagues. The entire proposal will be placed on the website at www.smcitizen.com. BASEBALLCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 and went into a pasture. He continued through the pasture hitting two parallel fences. This caused him to overturn and he was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. On Oct. 24 at 1:16 a.m., Michael Phillip Dangelo, 35, of Ocala, was killed when his vehicle struck a stopped vehicle in a construction area. According to the report, Dangelo was driving east on Maricamp Road at 35th Street Southeast. The construction vehicle was parked facing east in the inside lane, inside of orange cones that were tapering the lane of travel off to the outside lane, and had a large amber arrow sign activated on its rear indicating traffic was to move to the outside lane. Dangelo ran over a cone then collided with the rear right end of the parked vehicle, then spun and struck more cones. Workers were working at the time of the crash. Dangelo was pronounced dead by Marion County Fire Rescue workers. ACCIDENTSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The 10th annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride is gearing up for its journey through Marion County on Nov. 2. The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Participants may preregister by calling 352-854-5218 or at www.hospiceofmarion.com. The day of the event, registration begins at 8 a.m. at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave. in Ocala). The ride will start at 10 a.m. The cost is a minimum donation of $18 for the rider and $18 for a passenger. The donation includes a light breakfast and a barbecue lunch following the ride plus door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and entertainment by the Nightshift Band. Stampede participants will take a 55mile escorted ride through Marion County. Along the way are scheduled stops at each of the four Hospice Houses. Riders will get a close-up view of the beautiful houses available for the areas hospice patients. For more information about the ride, contact 352-854-5218 or to inquire about the many services Hospice of Marion County has to offer, call 352-873-7400. Steel Horse Stampede set for Saturday West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 activities Friday, Nov 1: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., dinner served 5 to 7 p.m., fish or shrimp $7, Solid Gold 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov 2: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Dinner tickets are pre-sold, Dave Hurlbert Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov 3: Football Sunday watch your favorite teams join us for pot luck Monday, Nov: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 5: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Bowling League Early Birds 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Night League 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 6: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov 7: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Dart League 6 to 9 p.m., Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov 8: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner served 5 to 7 p.m., $7, Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests. Saturday dinners and special event dinners. tickets are now being pre-sold. Call and reserve your tickets today! Located at West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 S.W. 110th St., Phone 352854-2200. Moose Lodge activities Read the classifieds BY ELOISE HOLLYFIELD ejh2025@gmail.comOTOW Travel Toppers wishes to announce that the musical Ethel Mermans Broadway will be presented at the Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5. It is part of the Adults at Leisure Series, which includes a box lunch. The show includes memorable tunes such as I Got Rhythm and Theres No Business Like Show Business. Reservations will be taken beginning on Nov. 4. Contact Linda Hein at 352-861-9880, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to make a reservation.BloodmobileThe Life South Blood Mobile will be in the Health and Recreation Building parking lot on Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please help save a life by donating! OTOW Happenings: Trip, Bloodmobile In honor of Veterans Day, Hospice of Marion County and Munroe Regional Medical Center will host a free teleconference titled Improving Care for Veterans on Friday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the MRMC Auxiliary Conference Center. The seminar, which consists of a nationally renowned group of experts via video and a panel of local facilitators, is designed to enhance understanding and provide new interventions to better serve veterans facing the end of life. Attention is placed on aging veterans from WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam. In addition to individual interventions, the program also explores military benefits and improving communication with VA systems. Attendees will also learn about cultural traditions and sensitivities to better offer resources to assist grieving families. This educational information is useful to clinicians, administrators, clergy, hospice/ palliative care staff, hospitals, long-term care and assisted living facilities. Continuing Education credits are available for a processing fee (includes 1/2-hour presentation following the video). To register, call 352-854-5230. Hospice plans teleconference on veterans care Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome Millennium Hair Salon A Certified Goldwell Color Salon WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS PEDICURE PEDICURE $ 17 99 $ 17 99 COLOR COLOR & CUT & CUT Must present coupon. Expires 11/07/13 Must present coupon. Expires 11/07/13 Must present coupon. 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Friday, November 1, 2013 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000G7CH OCTOBER 30 NOVEMBER 6 For consumers about to make a hearing aid purchase, and anyone interested in learning about hearing. Hearing and Hearing Aid Pricing and Technology Disclosed Just the Lowest Price with th e Best Technology & Service What are Hearing Aid Channels and Bands? Two of the most important characteristics of hearing aids are Channels and Bands which are also some of the most misunderstood by users. To start off with, the number of channels or bands has nothing to do with the number of programs or volume settings. Sounds are processed and amplified by a hearing aid based on frequencies (or the pitch of a sound) and volumes. A peek at your audiogram will tell you how much amplification you need for any given frequency. In a nutshell, bands and channels thus determine how granular a hearing aid can process and amplify the sounds it perceives. To quote a great explanation from Philips: A band is what is used to control volume in different frequencies. This allows us to adjust more volume in a specific area of your hearing loss without effecting other areas where you might need less volume The more bands the hearing aid offers the more room we have to fit the aid to your hearing loss. Channels break up the frequency range into individual channels. This allows the hearing aid to differentiate noise from speech. The more channels the hearing aid has the more fine tuned it can be. For instance the sound of keys falling on a table, or water running in the sink may be overwhelming. When your hearing aid offers many channels we can adjust each frequency that is too loud without sacrificing the things you want to hear, like your spouse or boss. Thus, just the way a high-resolution picture gives you a sharper image, more bands and channels provide you with a more granular sound quality. 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BRIEFS Time getting short for JFK submissions to be published week of Nov. 22Time is getting short for readers to submit stories, memories and photos in connection with the death of President John F. Kennedy. The South Marion Citizenand the West Marion Messengerare seeking your input to help us do something special the week ending Nov. 22, which is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We want to hear from you about where you were, what you were doing, how you felt, etc., when you got the news that fateful day. Were also interested in hearing from some people on how you think that day changed the world we live in, what effect it had on our future. Not every response has to answer every question. Just send us whatever information you wish to provide. Please e-mail your story and any photos you might have to editor@smcitizen.com. Photos should be JPG attachments, text may be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the e-mail. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Nov. 14. Thank you for your cooperation and interest. INDEX Bookmark..............................19 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................30 Judis Journal.......................12 Oak Run.................................13 OTOW.....................................30 Out to Pastor..........................9 Pine Run................................21 Pun Alley...............................19 Puzzles...................................26CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 23 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, November 1, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Plans move ahead for baseball on 200 This is an artists rendering of the proposed baseball complex on State Road 200 near Heath Brook. Thats Interstate 75 at the bottom. BY JIM CLARK EditorThe city of Ocala is ready to move ahead on a baseball complex to entice the New York Yankees to move their Class A Florida State League team here from Tampa in 2016, but some obstacles still remain. City officials must convince the County Commission to put the needed sales tax on the ballot for next March. Final approval by the commissioners may not come until January, according to a timeline released at a City Council workshop Tuesday. The 6,000-seat open air stadium would be built on a tract of land near Heath Brook on State Road 200, with the ballpark adjacent to Interstate 75 but accessible from 200. Called Project Homerun, the plan was revealed by city officials in November last year, and much of the preparation leading to Tuesdays workshop has been done in the background. Tax vote will be vital to plan PLEASESEEBASEBALL, PAGE3 BY JIM CLARK EditorTraffic accidents in Marion County have claimed at least four lives in the past week. A multiple fatality accident was reported at 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 24 on State Road 200. According to FHP, Ray Allen Kraus, 67, and his wife, Pamela Jean Kraus, 64, died when their car was struck by a vehicle driven by Allen Cole Godwin, 30, of Dunnellon. The FHP report read that Kraus was eastbound on State Road 200 in the left turn lane approaching the intersection of Southwest 99th Street. Kraus made a left turn, reportedly with the light, across the westbound lanes. Godwin was westbound approaching the same intersection. According to the report, Allen failed to observe the red traffic signal and the front of his vehicle struck the right side of the Kraus vehicle. Godwin was flown to Shands in Gainesville and was in critical condition. According to FHP charges are pending. The Kraus couple was originally from Delaware, Ohio. In an accident on County Road 326 on Oct. 27, David Eugene Harrington Jr., 22, of Williston, died when his vehicle left the road at 2:15 a.m. According to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol, he was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed approaching Northwest 150th Avenue. He left the pavement and drove onto the north grassy shoulder. The car continued ahead on the grass, hit a fence Accident kills two on 200 PLEASESEEACCIDENTS, PAGE3 Fine Arts Festival of Ocala PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKOne of the first events in downtown Ocala since the renovations on the Square was the Fine Arts Festival last weekend. Above, The College of Central Florida jazz Group opens their performance with Duke Ellingtons Times a-Wastin. Below, the popular ice cream line, and some artists seated in the street keeping an eye on their works. More photos, Page 5. Turn clocks back this weekend Come See The Multimillion Dollar Revitalization Today!! Come See The Multimillion Dollar Revitalization Today!! 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