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BRIEFS Older Driver Safety Awareness WeekFlorida leads the nation with more than 17 percent of its population age 65 years and older, and that number is expected to continue to grow in the years to come. Access to transportation is important to many older Floridians who cherish their independence. With such a large resident population of senior drivers and many more who vacation here during the winter months, it is fitting that Florida observes Older Driver Safety Awareness Week to help ensure seniors can continue to enjoy their freedom while doing so in a safe manner. More than 3 million of our almost 16 million drivers in Florida are age 65 or older, said Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Julie L. Jones. Being able to remain active and productive members of their communities is important to our older residents, and by highlighting the importance of driver safety, we hope they can continue to safely enjoy this freedom. FLHSMV offers these tips to assist older drivers: Plan your day so that you do most of your driving when visibility is greatest and traffic is lightest, such as mid-morning and after lunch. Plan the route to your destination to minimize left turns. Look twice both ways before making a turn or entering an intersection. Minimize lane changes. When you change lanes, be sure to use your signals. Turn the volume on your radio down or turn off the radio completely. Have your vision and hearing tested annually. Heed warning labels on medications. Even prescription drugs can impair driving and judgment. Consider alternative transportation options. For more information and additional resources to help older drivers remain mobile and independent, visit the Safe Mobility for Life Coalitions website at www.safeandmobileseniors.org. FLHSMV is an active member of the coalition. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. INDEX Bookmark..............................20 Cherrywood.........................14 Classifieds.............................26 Judis Journal.......................10 Marion Landing..................18 Opinion....................................8 Out to Pastor..........................9 Pun Alley...............................21 Puzzles...................................22 Spruce Creek North...........24CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 28 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com County trims sales tax plan If authorized, stadium levy will be 3 years; final decision, including method, due Dec. 17 BY JIM CLARK EditorThe vote to fund a new Minor League baseball stadium in Ocala moved a step closer Tuesday, and in the process the financial burden on county taxpayers got a little lighter. Marion County commissioners tentatively agreed to put a halfpercent sales tax referendum on the ballot for March 18. In the process, commissioners pared back the request to a three-year tax. The original request from Ocala city officials had been for a fiveyear duration. At the regular meeting on Dec. 17, commissioners will be given a choice of two proposed ordinances, one calling for a traditional election and the other with an all-mail ballot. Commissioners complained about the title proposed by the city, which eliminated the words Minor League, and only said baseball and community stadium. Despite objections from the city, officials voted to restore the Minor League designation. Another beneficiary from the sales tax could be Sheriff Chris Blair, who had a strong discussion over a budget transfer of funds during the morning part of the meeting, which didnt end until nearly 3 p.m. Blair expressed the need for more cars, and, if there is an excess of funds for the stadium, they will be used for sheriffs vehicles. The citys estimated cost for the stadium is $38 million, but Ocala representatives said there is a 20 percent contingency built in, causing the optimism that some money will be left over. Included in the money from the sales tax would be work on the 49th Avenue extension, which will connect 66th Street with the new flyover that opened last year. In the afternoon session, Wes Wilcox, supervisor of elections, reaffirmed what he had said in the morning. To conduct a March 18 election, he would have to have a definite decision by Dec. 17, 90 days before the date. At the Jan. 7 meeting, ballot language would have to be decided so he could start having ballots printed. There was discussion of putting a list of projects in the ordinance for funding from excess money, but that was dropped in favor of the shorter term. Commissioner David Moore said it first, emphasizing that if you tax people youll find a way to spend it. Commissioner Stan McClain immediately followed suit, calling for four years or less. Commissioner Kathy Bryant didnt want to include excess items in the ordinance, commenting, Ive always said Id like to see the project stand on its own. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELSalvation Army bell ringersThe Salvation Army has had bell ringers throughout the country for many years to raise money for the charity. The morning before Thanksgiving this husband and wife team, Ken (below) and Norma Colin from Ocala West Methodist Church, took a turn at ringing bells in front the Publix store at Canopy Oak plaza. The church has ringers out almost every day. The Boy Scouts from Troop 707 will be there on Dec. 21. Sheriff could benefit from excess funds PLEASESEETAX PAGE3 Ladder truckResidents of Marion Landing recently had a visit from firefighters from Station 21, who showed off their ladder truck. For the past several weeks, Marion Countys public agencies, businesses and citizens have partnered to collect donations for Marions neediest families and help them Bring the Harvest Home this holiday season. Those efforts will culminate today, Dec. 6 with a Holiday Food Drive on the Ocala Downtown Square. Residents and businesses wishing to take part in the event may stop by the Square and drop off their canned food and toiletry donations from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who stop by with donations are also invited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, courtesy of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. This holiday food drive will be one last push to help re-stock area pantries shelves with the food and goods that will carry our neighbors in need through the holidays, County Commissioner Kathy Bryant said. We encourage everyone to bring their donations to the Square as we celebrate the spirit of the season with thoughtful giving. Local pantries are in most need of the following items: Dry goods/foods that complement dry goods (rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, crackers, peanut butter and jelly). Canned meats (corned beef, corned beef hash, ham and tuna). Canned vegetables and fruit. Baby items (powdered formula, diapers and lotion). Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toilet paper). Donations will be distributed to Brothers Keeper, Interfaith Emergency Services and the Salvation Army. For more information on the Holiday Food Drive, please contact the Marion County Office of Public Information at 352-438-2300, visit www.bringtheharvesthome.com. On Nov. 5, a team of local governmental, fire rescue and law enforcement agencies re-launched the monthlong Bring the Harvest Home food drive to help re-stock Marion Countys depleted food pantries. Partner agencies this year include: Marion County Board of County Commissioners, City of Ocala, Marion County Clerk of the Court, Marion County Property Appraiser, Marion County Sheriffs Office, Marion County Supervisor of Elections, Marion County Tax Collector, Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership and the Dunnellon Police Department. Bring the Harvest Home today 1918 SW 17th St. Ocala 352-401-0808btnfrnfnbtrnnbfrrbfnn nfn!f" # $b %nrtnrb btnnbbfnf 000GT6F 12 BMW 3 SERIES PREMIUM PKG, MOONROOF . . . . . M2359 . . . $26,880 13 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2346 . . . $12,880 . . $195 MO 13 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2505 . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO 13 CHEVROLET SONIC LTZ, LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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M2496 . . . $14,980 . . $225 MO 12 DODGE JOURNEY SXT, 6 CYL, 3RD ROW . . . . . . . M2408A . . . $13,880 . . $209 MO 12 FIAT 500 POP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,880 . . $165 MO 13 FORD FOCUS SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2519 . . . $12,880 . . $195 MO 13 FORD FUSION ALL NEW BODY STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . M2503 . . . $16,880 . . $255 MO 13 FORD MUSTANG MUST SEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2433 . . . $16,880 . . $255 MO 13 FORD ESCAPE SEL, 2.0 ECOBOOST, LEATHER . . . M2514 . . . $18,880 . . $285 MO 13 FORD EXPEDITION XLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2437 . . . $25,880 13 FORD F-150 XLT, V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2462 . . . $21,880 13 FORD FLEX SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2441 . . . $20,990 13 GMC TERRAIN SLT, MOONROOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2501 . . . $21,880 12 HONDA PILOT EX-L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2488 . . . $24,880 13 HYUNDAI ACCENT GLS, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2372 . . . $11,880 . . $179 MO 13 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2231 . . . $12,880 . . $195 MO 13 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2499 . . . $18,880 . . $285 MO 13 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2388 . . . $13,880 . . $209 MO 13 HYUNDAI TUCSON GLS, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2383A . . . $16,990 . . $255 MO 13 JEEP COMPASS SPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2465 . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO 13 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED, NAVI . . . . . . . . M2284 . . . $28,880 13 KIA OPTIMA LX, WHEELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2409 . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO 13 KIA SORENTO LX, V6 3 ROW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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M2235 . . . $12,880 . . $195 MO 13 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SE, LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . M2412 . . . $12,880 . . $195 MO 13 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN LOW MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . M2471 . . . $15,880 . . $239 MO Visit www.AutoMaxOcala.com to view the rest! Visit www.AutoMaxOcala.com to view the rest! $26,880 $26,880 13 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT M2505 $14,880 $14,880 $ 225 /mo. $ 225 /mo. 13 BMW 3 SERIES M2359 PREMIUM PKG, MOONROOF 13 CHEVROLET TAHOE SUNROOF, DVD M2474 $30,880 $30,880 $ 459 /mo. $ 459 /mo. 13 DODGE DURANGO CREW, LEATHER, LOADED M2510 $23,880 $23,880 M2436 $23,480 $23,480 13 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT, CREW, V8 M2503 13 FORD FUSION ALL NEW BODY STYLE $16,880 $16,880 $ 255 /mo. $ 255 /mo. 13 FORD ESCAPE SEL, 2.0 ECOBOOST, LEATHER $18,880 $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2514 M2499 13 HYUNDAI SANTE FE SPORT $18,880 $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2388 13 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, AUTO $13,880 $13,880 $ 209 /mo. $ 209 /mo. 13 KIA OPTIMA LX, WHEELS M2409 $14,880 $14,880 $ 225 /mo. $ 225 /mo. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000GRKI SHOP US ONLINE at www.nu techhearing.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 T echnology Event THIS WEEK ONL Y! Water Resistant Digital Reprogrammable 3 Year Warranty Self Adjusting 32 Channels 16 Bands Wireless and Bluetooth And Much More ALL IN A TINY DEVICE! $ 1,695 ea. or $ 49 per mo. Digital Wireless Reprogrammable 8 Bands 3 Y ear Warranty with approved credit Introducing The New Inara A VAIL ABLE FOR FREE: House Call Hearing Demo Hearing Test Consultation 30 Day T rial Gift Card with Purchase In-Office Demo Video V iew of Y our Ear Call Today Spaces Are Limited! $ 995 ea. or $ 28 per mo. with approved credit Check This Out Stock Reduction Sale! Lifetime Service...Never Pay For Adjustments Immediate delivery on all R.I.C. in-stock aids. 0 00 GT G3 000GTG3 www.pearsonnissanofocala.com 2060 Sw College Rd. Ocala

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Commissioner Earl Arnett said that the stadium should come first in the funding, but then there should be public safety. Ocala City Manager Matt Brower discussing the funding, while some city and county officials originally disagreeing on the length of the bonds. It then went into a discussion of the timeline for financing. Eventually, when he called for action and no one responded, Chairman Carl Zalak passed the gavel to McClain, and Zalak made the motion to approve, which then passed unanimously. If the sales tax referendum passes, the funding would not be available until January 2015. The city wants to start construction in the summer of 2014, and will have to obtain financing to be paid back from the sales tax revenue. In the morning session, Wilcox provided figures that showed that the turnout would probably be the same in March as in other times of the year. Answering a question about the integrity of the election and safeguards against fraud, he explained the process that includes mailing about 216,000 ballots. One of the requirements when the ballot is returned is that the back of the envelope must be signed, and the signature must match the one on record for the voter. He said after that the ballots would never leave our facility, which he says has dual security systems. He said he believed he could conduct the election for the same cost, whether by mail or traditional polling places votes. He said the ballots would be mailed Feb. 26. Overseas ballots would be mailed Jan. 31. During the public comments in the morning, several people who had spoken earlier against the proposal spoke once more. One woman spoke about a semipro team in Leesburg, one person recommended upgrading the College of Central Florida field, and another kept referring to a triple A team. The Florida State League Tampa Yankees are a Class A team. The Yankees triple A team is in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Butch Verrando pointed out the failure of Greenlight in Dunnellon, and said this ballfield has the potential to do the same thing for the city of Ocala. He was one of several people, including commissioners, who want to emphasize that local contractors and workers be used for the project. Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Todays New Ads AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. DEC. 8th. 1-800-438-8559 SADDLE OAK Sat. Dec. 7th, 8am-3pm MOVING SALEFurniture, Household Goods & Some tools 5636 SW 58th Street SHWINN Model A20 Recumbant Bike like new $50. Sony PS 3, just in time for Christmas, barely used, $100. (352) 291-2265 SPRING HILLCLASSES LAST CLASSOF 2013 COSMETOLOGY December 16TH DAY & NIGHT SCHOOLFULL TIME & P AR TTIME BENESInternational School of Beauty www .benes.edu (727) 848-8415 (352) 263-2744ST A TE APPROVED FOR V A TRAINING WE BUY ANTIQUES & OLD STUFF! Jim & Sheila Reed 352-873-9910 or 352-219-4134 SHWINN Model A20 Recumbant Bike likenew $50. Sony PS 3, just in time for Christmas, barely used, $100. (352) 291-2265 ABSOLUTE ON-SITE AUCTION12940 SW 66 ST OCALA Information (352) 489-3836 SAT. DEC 7th, AUCTION starts at 10A.M PREVIEW 9A.M.Too many items to list! 10% Buyers Premium. Auctioneer James Tate. AU2266/AB1641 Visa, M/C accepted DUDLEYS AUCTION SIX AUCTIONS ++ Personal Property & REAL ESTATE++ 12 5 Estate Adven tur e Auction 4000 US 41S @ hall (out) 3pm, (in) 6pm **Two auctions in one day!** Several estates-quality items-furniture-tools -Holiday gifts & decorations. 12 6 On Site Real Estate Home & Contents Auction 9am 21 S Jackson St Beverly Hills Fl 3/1.5 Home, 2 carports & 2 sheds +furniture, mower, tools++ 12 6 Black Diamond Golf Course ABSO LUTE Lot 1:00pm 3101 W Ber muda Dunes Lecanto 34461 #18 Fairway 124x201x 35x 140. 12 6 Inver ness Real Estate Home Auc tion 3:00pm 6065 E Penr ose St Inver ness, Fl 34452 2/2 -1794 sq ft. neighborhood home ESTATE HOME MUST SELL! 12 7 On Site Estate Contents Auction 10am, 303 Camilla Inver ness Entire house & Garage contents full 12 10 On Site Estate Contents Auction: 9am 9615 E Oak Ct Floral City 34436 years of accumulations garage & house +sm boat ********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleys Auctions 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Brand New Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 Waterford Crystal Tramore pattern. Beautiful punch bowl with 6 goblets. Perfect for wedding or Holiday gift $400 (352) 236-1395 Pine RunFri, Sat 12/6 & 12/7 8amto 2pm MOVING SALE mens motorcycle wear, helmets, kitchen, hshld items, full sz refrig, xmas TOOLS, TOOLS & MORE TOOLS!!! 10060 SW 97TH AVE SADDLE OAK Sat. Dec. 7th, 8am-3pm MOVING SALEFurniture, Household Goods & Some tools 5636 SW 58th Street Tub Chair$45.2 POTTY SEATS$40 and $45. (352) 873-0885 GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Dec. 7th 9a-5p Sun. Dec. 8th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 GUN SHOW Saturday Dec. 14th, 9am to 4pm Sunday Dec 15th 9am to 3pm Sumter County Fairgrounds, (SR 471) mile from Webster Flea Market. Info (386) 325-6114 A-1 LADY BUYER!Buying Old Costume Jewelry, mens watches, fishing Old Stuff352-344-3809 LIONELTOYTRAINS WantedAny Amount Any Condition. Cash Paid Will Pick Up (352) 346-3328 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 AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. DEC. 8th. 1-800-438-8559 BeautyS e MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Somebody else wants it!Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! TAXCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Read the classifieds hundred and fifty pounds. The wife who drives from the backseat is no worse than the husband who cooks from the dining room table. A guy in a restaurant yelled to the waiter, Hey, theres a fly in my soup. The waiter replied, Its possible. The cook used to be a tailor. She must be half-Irish and half-Italian. The other day she made potatoes and mashed them with her feet.Oldest ExcuseThe blonde was weeping at the bar, and the bartender gave him a free drink. Whats the trouble? asked the friendly bartender. I got expelled of chef school, replied the blonde. They said I gave them the oldest excuse in the book, and all I did was tell the truth. What did you say? asked the bartender. The chef student answered, I told them my dog ate the cookies I made for my homework.CakedA member of a diet club bemoaned her lack of will power. Shed made her familys favorite cake over the weekend, she explained, and theyd eaten half of it. The next day, however, the uneaten half beckoned. She cut herself a slice, then another, and another. By the time shed polished off the cake, she knew her husband would be disappointed. What did he say when he found out? one club member asked. He never found out, she said. I made another cake and ate half.Fun timeWaiter, said the irate diner, you have to take this hash back. It tastes funny. I wouldnt be surprised, replied the waiter. You should have heard the cook laughing while he was making it.WeekendOn the last day of the workweek, people often go out for a few after work. By the time they get home, theyre too tired to cook anything elaborate, so they just throw a piece of meat, chicken, or fish in the skillet. Thats why the day is known as Fryday. PUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 West Marion Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Dec. 6: 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, David Baldwin Karaoke 610 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., Pasta Night Lasagna & Spaghetti $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Dinner tickets are pre-sold, Dave Hurlbert Karaoke 6-10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8: Football Sunday watch your favorite teams District Meeting at Ocala Lodge 1pm join us for Pot Luck 3 to 5 p.m. All Angel Tree gifts must be in.. Monday, Dec. 9: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Open Darts 5:45-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Angel Tree wrapping party 5:30 p.m. with an hors doeuvres pot luck and please bring a $5 gift for Chinese Christmas Thursday, Dec. 12: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m.,, Bowling League early birds 3 to 6 p.m. and evening league 6 to 9 p.m. Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday, 13: 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, Bob Sapio 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 SW 110th St., Phone 352-854-2200. Coalition plans Christmas partyThe State Road 200 Coalition will hold its annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 9, at TimberRidge Suite 5001, near the back of the complex. Meetings were moved there to the new Collins Center which moved there two months ago. The party begins at 1 p.m. First Friday Art WalkJoin us for a First Friday Art Walk under the holiday lights on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy more than 50 individual artist displays, extended shopping hours, and live music on the downtown square. Unique offerings this month include: Live Holiday music starting at 6 p.m. on the Historic Downtown Square. Holiday window decorating contest sponsored by the Historic Ocala Preservation Society. Ocalas City Hall presents the contemporary work of artist Peter Filzmaier in the first floor lobby. All work is for sale with 25 percent of proceeds benefiting the City of Ocalas Art in city Spaces Program. The Florida Department of Health is debuting its award winning Faces of HIV exhibit, depicting Florida residents living with HIV and AIDS though portraits, video interviews, and journal writing. The exhibit will be on display on Southeast Broadway between Southeast 1st Avenue and Southeast Osceola Avenue during the Art Walk event. It is open to the public at no charge. The public may download an event map listing all artist locations at www.ocalafl.org/artwalk. www.ocalapharmacy.com 352-509-7890 1-855-OCALA-RX FAX 352-509-7899 Same Co-Pay With Better Service. Why Go Anywhere Else? Its simple to transfer your prescription! Just call us at 352-509-7890 OR bring in your prescription bottles. Well do the rest! 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Friday, Dec. 6 Paint Your GriefThere is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are many ways to express feelings that lead to hope, healing and happiness. Paint Your Grief on Dec. 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. is a free, experiential workshop to help you see, feel and express your grief. Hospice of Marion County, Grace Episcopal Church, and Munroe Regional Medical Center are offering this workshop. Pick up a brush and lay it on paper to reveal the colors, images and ideas that come to your mind. No art experience or talent is required to participate. All supplies are furnished. Only 12 spaces are available. Call 352-873-7456 to RSVP. Light refreshments will be served. Grief that follows loss is natural. The healing process takes time and Hospice of Marion County knows how to help. The event will take place in the Hospice Education Center (3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala). Home For the Holidays barbershop concertAscension Lutheran Church at 5730 SE 28th St. at Baseline Road, Ocala, will host a Christmas concert of four-part harmony, Barbershop style, at 7 p.m. featuring chorus and quartets, Wired for Sound from Ocala, and A Matter of Taste from New Port Richey. A local favorite, Marcia Muncaster will perform Oh, Holy Night. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a Silent Auction (also during intermission for gift shopping), and tickets are sold at the door: $10 for seniors, $12 for adults, $5 for 10-18-year-olds, and under 10 are free. Call Jackie for more information at 352-288-8841.Civic Chorales Sounds of ChristmasFor 26 years, the dedicated musicians of The Marion Civic Chorale have brought to Marion County a wide repertoire of classical and popular music. For our 2013 Christmas concert, Matthew Bumbach, MCC Conductor and Director of Vocal Studies, College of Central Florida, presents Antonio Vivaldis Gloria, with guest soloists and orchestra. Also featured will be the music of John Rutter and Matthew Bumbach. Performances are set for St. George Anglican Cathedral, 5646 S.E. 28th St., on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.; and First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Conductor is Matthew Bumbach and accompanist is Ricky Hendrix. Admission is free. Donations support our student scholarship program.Movie The Christmas ExperienceBegin your Christmas season celebration joining in friendship and fellowship while enjoying a special showing of The Christmas Experience, a Christmas movie for all. Popcorn will be served. Relax, get comfortable, eat popcorn and enjoy a movie that will get you into the spirit of the season. It will show at 6:30 p.m.Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Santa comes to Hawthorne VillageOn Dec. 6, Santa Claus is coming to town and making a stop at Hawthorne Village Retirement Community, 4100 SW 33rd Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m. Children and families can take a walk down candy cane lane and have a free photo taken with Santa. Enjoy decorating cookies around the Christmas tree. For more information please call 352-237-7776.Saturday, Dec. 7 Christmas Concert by ChoraleOn Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a Christmas Concert at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (which is SR 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The concert will include the much-loved Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi and other selections by John Rutter. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless. For information, call 352-537-0207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org.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. tunately Charlotte moved to New York to be near her daughter. We wish her good health and happiness. I am not sure who is running the Mah Jongg but I will find out. Also I stated That Diane Prichard was news letter editor for a year but actually it was two years! Sorry!Weed and FeedIt seems like Scotts Weed and Feed does a great job in the fall and spring. Make sure its for your type of lawn, Bahia, St. Augustine, etc. This stuff kills most weeds including nutsedge and dollar weed. Its a little pricey but worth it.Billiard BoysThe billiard boys really need some new players. Just show up at the SCN clubhouse from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. No money is involved. Players from different communities are always welcome. Do you have your Christmas cards all made out? Its a job but so good to keep in touch with friends and family. The computers are ok but not for Christmas greetings. Lets hope you didnt eat too much for Thanksgiving, as you only have less than three weeks until Christmas to get the pounds off so you can overeat again! See you on Dec. 20!Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her husband Jim and can be reached via e-mail at JnLiber@aol.com or drop suggestions in the mail slot at SCN clubhouse. Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SCNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with games beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday Evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a fish fry on the second and fourth Fridays of every Month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. Note: There will be no fish dinners the month of December due to other activities. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor, Chicken Wings and/or Shrimp Baskets every first and third Fridays of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. All of our frying is done 100 percent trans fat free frying oil. The VFW will sponsor a char grilled 10-ounce New York strip dinner with potato, vegetable, salad, roll, butter and a dessert on the first Saturday of the mnth for an $11 donation. Tickets are advance sale only. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Dinner is served from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the Canteen provided by: 12-6 Richie Evans and 12-7 Ken Jackson. Music is playing each night from 7 to 11 p.m. Lunches are available Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu varies. Enjoy Philly cheese steaks every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The VFW will sponsor a holiday dinner with entertainment on Saturday, Dec. 21 for members and guests only. Come and enjoy prime rib or chicken cordon bleu (selection to be made at ticket purchase) salad, baked potato, vegetables, bread/butter and desert. Canteen will close at 5:30 for regular business, serving starts at 6 p.m. and entertainment at 7. Entertainment provided by Mark Allen will Mystify you with his magic at 7 p.m. then David Baldwin will entertain you with music and take your requests. Donation $25 per person. Tickets available in the Canteen, no tickets sold at the door. Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 SW 119th St. Telephone 352-8734781. For members and guests only. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. 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Hope your Thanksgiving holiday was a nice one. Seems like the cookie baking starts now. My husband is a cookie monster. He loves all kinds of cookies so guess I better get going with the baking!Results of Solid GoldThe results of the Solid Gold Dance on Nov. 16 are very good, according to Cindy Hutchins. Al Sutphen brought some really nice music to the Spruce Creek North clubhouse. It was music that everyone could enjoy. There were over 50 people who showed up. 50/50 was played and goodies and refreshments were served. Cindy is the president of the social committee and organizes all these dances.. Our many thanks to her.Christmas Dinner DanceTomorrow night (Saturday) at 6 p.m. is the SCN Christmas dinner dance. It should be a wonderful affair with Music by George. The catering will be done by Sonnys with barbecued chicken and pulled pork with vegetables, dessert and refreshments all for $13. Quite a few tickets have been sold. Hope yours is one of them!Betty TestaBetty Testa, one of SCN long time residents, recently moved to New Jersey. She is truly missed. She was in many activities. She used to lead water exercises and also attended floor exercises, plus played Mah Jongg. She also volunteered at a thrift store for over 20 years. Betty donated two brand new barbecue grills (in honor of her late husband) to the SCN clubhouse for their cookouts. We wish her much happiness in her new home.Crepe Myrtles vs. magnoliasFor the new residents moving in the area who would like to plant things in their yards, crepe myrtles are one of the best bushes to plant here. There are a variety of colors (one even looks like the lilacs up north) and very hardy. Now if you like magnolias, God Bless you! Our experience with magnolias is that they are very messy, constantly dropping leaves and cones all year long, so let your conscience be your guide.Another DanceGet ready for the New Years Eve dance as its right around the corner. Tickets will be sold Dec. 17 and 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. Music will be furnished by the Ocala Jazz band. They will play from 8:15-12:15. Cost is $12.50. Snacks and dessert and coffee will be served.CorrectionsIn my column two weeks ago I stated that Charlotte Berrent was the leader of the Mah Jongg. Well unfor-Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Results of Solid Gold Dance were very good Spruce Creek North Jan Liberio PLEASESEESCN, PAGE25 Saturday, Dec. 7, Sunday, Dec. 8 Concert band to performThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band, under the direction of Les Muncaster, announces its December 2013 Christmas in the Air concert series on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 SE Fort King St. Musical selections include: Jingle Bells Forever; Sleigh Ride; Ave Maria; Christmas in the 50s and many more! Pre-concert music will be provided by the KOS Woodwind Quintet. All performances are free (donations are accepted) and open to the public. For more information, please call 352-624-9291 or visit our website at www.kingdomofthesunband.org.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.Temple Bnai Darom flea marketOn Sunday, Dec. 8 Temple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala will be holding a flea market/craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by an auction at 3 p.m. conducted by auctioneer Bruce Dennerstein. New and used merchandise will be available for sale as well as beautifully handcrafted items suitable for holiday gifts. The auction will also have new and used merchandise at bargain prices with no buyers premium. Outdoor vendor space is still available at $10 per space. For information or directions call Shelly at 352-694-3655.Monday, Dec. 9, Tuesday, Dec. 10 GFWC Womans Clubs to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala Evening Group will meet Monday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Allergy and Asthma Care, 1740 SE 18th St., Ocala, for an Ugly Christmas Clothes Party. There will be a prize for the funniest or most outlandish outfit! Bring a wacky, inexpensive gift to exchange. Light refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to all ladies in the community. For more information call Patti at 352-3512708 or email to pbs1515@gmail.com. The GFWC Womans Club of Ocala Day Group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 11:45 a.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala, for lunch, a program and business meeting. The speaker will be Kristina Donohue, Executive Director of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. She will discuss plans for the renovation of the City Auditorium at Tuscawilla Park which will be the new home of the Ocala Symphony. The auditorium has been renamed Ocala Arts Center. A guest musician from the Orchestra will provide holiday entertainment. For luncheon reservations call Mary at 352-347-3975. For further information about the Womans Club contact Patti, President, at 352-3512708. All women in the area are welcome. Friday, Dec. 13 Historic Home tourHistoric Ocala Preservation Society annual Christmas Historic Home Candlelight Tour will be Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition to candlelight tour, 7 Sisters Inn Bed & Breakfast will also be open 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening for touring with a candlelight ticket. Also may tour 7 Sisters Inn on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. with HOPS tour ticket. All homes surround Turnipseed Park, between SE 12th Street and SE 13th Avenue. Santa, refreshments, and entertainment will be at the park Tickets: Adult $10 pre-sale, and $12 evening of tour. Ticket locations: Yours Truly Cards & Gifts, Friendship Center OTOW, 8449 SW State Road 200. 1st Friday Art Walk, HOPS Table Ocala Downtown Square Dec. 6. HOPS phone 352-351-1861 or Historicocala.org.Forum discusses educationNancy Noonan and Ray Seaman, co-founders of Marions United for Public Education, will propose changes for the way Marion County invests in education when the Friday Forum of Marion County next meets Dec. 13. Judi Zanetti, executive director of the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, will moderate. Since the onset of the economic recession in 2007, PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE6 000GT3B HOME SERVICES Need Help? Were Her e! Holiday Decorating Cleaning Handyman Patty Hughes 266-6993 Robert Czajko 207-3219 S HAW I RRIGATION R EPAIR 352-624-2533 Steve Shaw 000G8EG IRRIGATION REPAIR 32 years of experience Licensed and Insured comp #8715 Exclusive Service/Repair Specialist 000FR3Y FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. 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W ood 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 . . . . . . . . . . . $79,500 6341 SW 111 ST DIRECTIONS: SW H wy. 200, T/L on 60th A ve., this becomes 62nd A ve., T/R 111th S t. to home on R t. OPEN HOUSE 6341 SW 111 ST. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 8760-D SW 98TH ST. RD. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 9347 SW 94 LP. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2BA HOME with all the WOW features, cherrywood floors & maple cabinets, eat-in kitchen, zodiac countertops, S/S appliances. MLS#399482/MB/MAS . . . . . . $259,900 GREAT HOME IN OTOW. Home features living room with dining area, eat-in kit. with snack bar and lots of cabinets, family room + finished Florida room overlooking private backyard. There is also a large screened-in porch off the family room. The H/A was replaced 5/13 roof replaced in 2006. There is a 1.5 car garage that is 36 ft. long for work area. Enjoy your front porch on a shady oak tree lined street. MLS#399661/JH/PER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,900 VERY MOTIVATED SELLERS. MOVE-IN READY JUST BRING YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS. Cute as a button 2/2/1 with family room, Florida room under heat & air overlooking private backyard. Light & bright, new carpeting, newer appliances, pull-outs in kitchen cabinets, pull-down ladder in garage for storage. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#391355/BH/MAR . . $34,500 INCREDIBLE HOME 4/3/2 on corner lot in gated community Brick exterior, upgrades galore & spacious living interior. Fenced yard with patio entertainment area. This is an absolute MUST SEE! MLS#397530/DP/DOR . . . . . . . . $249,900 NICE HOME located in one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Some features include: 2/2/1, glassenclosed Florida room under H&A plus open patio, carpet & title flooring throughout, extra built-in cabinets in kitchen & both baths, includes all appliance. MLS#393898/BH/RON . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36,900 CLEAN UPDATED, well-maintained 2/2/2 in Oak Run, newer 2007 A/C & appliances, queen-size Murphy bed in guest room. MLS#397897/SR/EMR . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110,000 WELL-MAINTAINED 2/2/2 VILLA This villa has solar tubes in kitchen and guest bath. Large kitchen with island and pull-outs on cabinets overlooks. Kitchen also, overlooks family rm. Living/dining rms. Combined for formal entertaining. New heat/AC 2013, roof replaced 2 to 3 years ago. Garage door has newer screen doors in 2011. Screened porch in back and rocking chair front porch. Dont miss previewing this Villa. MLS#398755/LBK/DIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . $62,900 NICE HOME located in one of the most sought after 55+ adult communities in Ocala. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage, dining room, Florida room open to dining room, vinyl enclosed lanai. All this and so much more sitting on a beautiful corner lot. MLS#396889/BH/FIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,000 THE PERFECT SNOWBIRD NEST 2/2.5/2 TOWNHOUSE! Roof replaced in 2013, AC /heat replaced in 2008, exterior just freshly painted. T ile in living/dining area, kitchen, family rm. and baths. K itchen has a new stainless sink and garage disposal. P lus inside laundry and a half bath downstairs. L arge bedrooms upstairs with extra closet space. P lantation binds on downstairs windows. P lus enclosed lanai and rocking chair front which overlooks a park-like setting. H ome being sold as is with right to inspect. buyer to pay title insurance at closing. MLS#399102/LBK/BUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,900 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. smooth-top range, washer and dryer. Fenced in BBQ area in back of the house with garden area. MLS#397580/JH/BAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,900 ONE-OF-A-KIND! E verything 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 BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE 3/2/2 HOME & relax and enjoy on your screened lanai! MLS#398879/MB/BRI $159,900 9347 SW 94 LP. DIRECTIONS: Enter OTOW Rt.200 gate, continue to L 94th. L 96th. Ave. L 94th Pl. L 94th Loop house on left. AWESOME Move-in ready home located in one of the most sought after 55+ adult communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, split bedroom plan, vinyl-enclosed lanai w/new screens & tinted windows for privacy, laminate flooring throughout except for the kitchen & both baths, pass-through window from kitchen overlooking formal dining room & living room, New stainless steel appliances, newer double pane windows, energy home insulation. Beautiful private backyard. Mr. & Mrs. Clean live here. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#397415/BH/DAV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $114,500 11291 SW 78TH CIR. DIRECTIONS: S W Hwy. 200 to Oak Run main ent., T/L 78th C ir. into T imbergate to home on L T. OPEN HOUSE 11291 SW 78TH CIR. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OP EN SUNDAY 12:00-1:00 PM SPRUCE CREEK ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM WELL-KEPT 2/2/2 split bedrooms, large Florida room with French doors, screen porch, double pane windows, solar tube, lots of privacy in rear. MLS#399703/SR/HOR . . . . . . . $54,900 8760-D SW 98TH ST. RD. DIRECTIONS: From O TOW main gate, 2nd left onto 89th C t. R d., then immediate left onto 98th S t. R d., then 3rd right, which is also 98th S t. R d., to 8760D last unit on your left. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDA Y 1:30-3:00 PM OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD MEADOW GLENN ON TOP OF THE WORLD AWESOME VIEW OF THE GOLF COURSE Super nice home featuring 2/2/2 w/study/den, Beautiful cherry cabinets in kitchen, glass-enclosed lanai overlooking golf course. GOLF CART INCLUDED. MLS#396448/MB/LAR . . . . . . . . . . . . $179,000 CANDLER HILLS NEAT, CLEAN & MOVE-IN READY in 55+ community in Ocala. This 2/2/1.5 villa hosts a living, dining room, eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms and baths, enclosed lanai, rocking chair front porch. Roof replaced 2007, newer washer/dryer. MLS#397814/LBK/SMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,900 ON TOP OF THE WORLD 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 PINE RUN ESTATES 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 with island, large vinyl enclosed lanai and so much more. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com nent substitutes have taken the place of certified teachers. Art, music and PE teachers now share schools. Thus Noonan, a retired field director for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and Seaman, organizer of Awake the State and online director for Progress Florida, will offer solutions proposed by Marions United for Public Education A Q and A will follow their presentations. The nonpartisan speaker/luncheon group meets on the second Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City, State Road 200 and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A $10 charge which includes the buffet, tax, tip and a drink is paid directly to the restaurant. Please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail or telephone 352/873-9970 for more information. Saturday, Dec. 14 Methodist Church breakfastOcala West United Methodist Church Mens Club will hold a community-wide breakfast on Saturday, Dec.14, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat is still only $5. As a special bonus, the Womens Club is having a cookie sale. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. Phone number is 352-854-9550.Sunday, Dec. 15 Belleview preps for paradeBelleview South Marion Chamber of Commerce presents 2013 Belleview Christmas Parade Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. This years theme is White Christmas. Come on out and enjoy the day along 441 in Belleview, beginning at the intersection of 441 and 110th St. and ending at Robinson Road and 441. The parade will feature the anticipated entries such as police cars, ambulances, high school bands as well as our special guest Santa Claus. Applications and rules are available at the Chamber office for your float, band, or group. There is still time for your application. Call 352-245-2178 or e-mail belleviewchamber@gmail.com for more information.The Star Still ShinesThe Star StillShines. Join in friendship and fellowship celebrating Christmas Southern Gospel style, proclaiming the true reason for our seasonal celebration: Jesus is the one true light of the world. The star symbolizes so much: Guidance.....the shepherds and the wisemen needed direction, Faithfulness....the Magi only had the star to guide them, Change....those men were never the same after experiencing the Christ Child. Experience Gods road map for how we should live, 10:30 a.m. during the woship service. Should you miss the morning presentation of The Star Still Shines, join later in the day and enjoy while you learn the true reason for our seasonal celebration and that Jesus is the one true light of the world, 6 p.m.. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org. Monday, Dec. 16 Legion Post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt at 352322-5966.Thursday, Dec. 19 Interfaith Sunrise Breakfast at Gator JoesFor many years, Randy Harris and Chuck Pardee hosted the Campfire Breakfast on the Ocklawaha and we all enjoyed the good times and fellowship. They saw this as a great time to put all of our differences aside in the spirit of the season although, according to Pardee, this year Nole fans should beware of the cold, deep, Gator infested water of Lake Weir. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problem prone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace situation. Some discreet checking could help shed light on the cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for explanation. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Changing your views about something you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve welcomed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. If you said, I do! 50 years or more ago, and have been married to the same person since then, enter Ocala Civic Theatres I Did! I Did! contest and tell us your story for a chance to win a special prize package! Live on stage from Jan. 9-19, the charming musical I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do! celebrates the long and happy marriage of Michael and Agnes Snow from their wedding day to their golden anniversary. In honor of this dearly beloved classic, Ocala Civic Theatre will choose 10 couples married 50 years or longer to be recognized through our I Did! I Did! contest. The winning couples will each receive two tickets to I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do!, dinner, flowers, and a portrait by a professional photographer. There is no cost to enter I Did! I Did! You may nominate family, friends, or yourself. The deadline is Dec. 20. To enter, submit your names and wedding date, and tell us one of the following stories: 1) Tell us about your wedding or proposal. 2) Tell us your secret to a long, happy marriage. 3) Tell us something special about your spouse or a special event since youve been married. You can drop off your entry to the Ocala Civic Theatre box office, e-mail it to mbritt@ocalacivictheatre.com, or mail it to: I Did! I Did! Ocala Civic Theatre 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 For more information, call 352-2362274. Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center, produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving almost 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season and reaching more than 1,000 students ages 4-18 year-round through the Education Department. Civic Theatre seeks couples married 50 years or more The Ocala Symphony Orchestra presents the 10th annual Symphony Under the Lights on Friday, Dec. 13 at Citizens Circle. This performance marks the events second year at the new City Hall location, located at 110 SE Watula Ave., offering a more comfortable listening environment for the expected large number of attendees. Originally established by former Mayor Gerald Ergle, the City of Ocala, the Symphony Under the Lights concert has been a generous gift from the Jenkins Auto Group. This free community concert is designed to help ring in the spirit of the holiday season. Our community is most fortunate to have philanthropic business leaders like Don and Kelley Jenkins, and the staff at Jenkins Auto Group who make events like this possible. This winter tradition in Ocala is a wonderful opportunity to gather the family together, share some hot chocolate, and listen to great holiday favorites, said Maestro Matthew Wardell. The night kicks off at 7 with performances by the Ocala Youth Symphony and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, along with a special collaboration of the two orchestras. Dont miss your chance to see these two local symphonies play your favorite festive melodies side-by-side under the glittering lights in Ocalas Historic Downtown area. Attendees of the concert should bring their own seating to the event. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the year in front of nearly 10,000 area citizens. Its mission is to play the highest caliber music that is performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director Matthew Wardell. It is driven to reach, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages while serving the broadest group of constituents and to foster excellence in music education through collaborative partnerships with local resources. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 6, 2013 BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenIf you want to understand the U.S.-Iran controversy, know this: It is not about nuclear weapons. Youre thinking: Of course its about nuclear weapons. Everyone says so. Well, not everyone does. But it isnt a numbers game. As William O. Beeman points out in the Huffington Post, There is a strange irony in President Obamas announcement of the temporary agreement. He mentioned the term nuclear weapon multiple times in his announcement, implying that Iran was on a path to develop such a weapon. One wonders if he actually believes this or if his repeated implied accusation was a rhetorical device designed to placate his hard-line critics. The president must know by this time that there is no evidence that Iran has or ever had a nuclear weapons program. Every relevant intelligence agency in the world has verified this fact for more than a decade. Two U.S. National Intelligence Estimates that were made public in 2007 and 2011 underscored this. The International Atomic Energy Agency has also consistently asserted that Iran has not diverted any nuclear material for any military purpose. Even Israeli intelligence analysts agree that Iran is not a danger to Israel. Ironically, when critics of the interim agreement say Iran gave up little, they are right. By yielding to the P5+1 demands, in essence Iran has allowed itself to be persuaded to stop temporarily doing what it never intended to do make a nuclear weapon, Beeman writes. The United States and its allies made the improbable leap that having enriched uranium would immediately lead to a nuclear weapon. This is an immense mistake so large that one must suspect that it is essentially hyped for public consumption. In return for agreeing to stop doing what it had no intention of doing, Iran will get the slightest relief from the economic sanctions that inflict so much suffering on the people. Theres another irony. The reactionaries on all sides including in the U.S. Congress oppose rapprochement between Iran and the United States for some of the same reasons. Look at the leading opponents of the agreement: Israel and Saudi Arabia. They are among the U.S. governments closest allies in the Middle East. For overlapping reasons, both would hate to see the 34-year-old cold war between the United States and Iran come to an end. Saudi Arabia, which is wellequipped militarily by the United States, is an Arab Sunni Muslim kingdom. Iran is the large, influential Persian state dominated by the other side in the Islamic schism: Shiism. (What Iran calls the Persian Gulf, Arabs call the Arabian Gulf.) Iran was a U.S. client-state until 1979, when the Islamic Revolution overthrew the repressive shah, whom the U.S. government had restored to power after ousting a democratic regime in 1953. Saudi Arabia, which enjoys protection under Americas nuclear umbrella, does not want to see Iran back in the good graces of the United States, since it would diminish its prominence in the Middle East. Israel, the worlds largest recipient of U.S. military armaments, a nuclear power, and thus the most potent country in the region, has used its might to subjugate the Palestinians, systematically steal their land, and intimidate its neighbors, for example, by periodically invading Lebanon. Its leadership needs to manufacture enemies to distract the world from its inhumane policies, which the U.S. government, pushed by Israels lobby, enables. Thus the Iranians, who have made repeated peace overtures, are portrayed as an existential threat, which is absurd: Even if one were to make all the fantastic assumptions required to see Iran with a nuclear weapon, what good would it be against Israel, which has hundreds of nukes, some of them on invulnerable submarines? Yoel Guzansky, a former member of Israels National Security Council, revealed much when he condemned the interim agreement as giving Iran a signature that its a legitimate country. How hypocritical. The Iranian people, which includes a large, educated middle class, would welcome friendship with America. Both they and the American people would prosper from trade, tourism, and other personal contact. As a bonus, such friendship would inevitably weaken Irans theocracy which is why the hardliners on all sides are determined to prevent it.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). The annual festival known as Light Up Ocala took place Saturday, Nov. 23 downtown, and it was a neat event, if you dont mind walking and standing. The festival was spread out to six blocks, north and south, and one block wide. This killed the onstreet parking that usually goes along with these events, and it became an adventure finding a place to put your car. I arrived about 3:45 for the 4 p.m. event. I drove around and saw the situation, so I headed down First Avenue West to where I knew there were a couple of parking lots outside the citys blockade. Both lots were completely empty, but both were roped off so no one could use them. Now you have to wonder why no one can park there. Who made the decision? Was it the event organizers? Was it the property owners? So I went back and circled the area, finally realizing that one of the lots I usually park in, across from the Square, had spaces available, but you had to pay. By this time it was after 4, the childrens parade was at 4:30, so I plunked down my 5 bucks, got a ticket as evidence from a man wearing a code enforcement shirt (dont know what that meant) and stayed in my regular lot. There were a lot of people who chose to park farther away. In my travels, I had to wait while an entire dance school came from the area of the parking garage to the new staging area for the parade, which was north of the now-closed Boulevard on Magnolia. One of the big questions each year is Where is the parade route this time? It seems to change all the time. A lot of people had worked their way up Magnolia to view the parade, which would eventually go around the Square. The vendors in the area were doing a brisk business. I even bought something for my house, a little plaque that read: Welcome to grandmas house. Children spoiled while you wait. I watched, though, after the parade passed by, and the crowds dropped off dramatically. The vendors were spread out, and now these people on North Magnolia barely had people walking by. I hope it went well for them later in the evening. Before the parade, I watched the entertainment begin on the newly refurbished Square. You could do just about anything there watch, sing along, dance everything except sit comfortably. The oft-seen bleachers were nowhere to be found. People were standing around trying to control their children without any chance of resting comfortably. The celebration was bright, a good kickoff for the Christmas season, and the Square is beautifully decorated. But there are problems to be worked out. Hopefully things can be squared away before next year.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. One of the sad stories last week came out of Sweetwater Oaks, a development on Northwest 44th Avenue, across the street from the Quail Meadow area. A 75-year-old man called 911 from there and reported that his house was on fire. When he had been awakened, his wife got out, but he stayed there to report the blaze. He sounded amazing calm on the tape. By the time firefighters got to the house, they had to pull the seriously injured man out and he was hospitalized. Theres a big lesson in this for all of us. Almost anything in a house can be replaced. Whether its important papers, documents, memorabilia, including photos, can all be repurchased or obtained by donation after the fire. But a human life is irreplaceable. You should never stay in a burning house. Even if you think you are doing a good thing by calling the fire department, you are unnecessarily putting your health and even your life at risk. If you should get out, you should never go back in to save some material goods. From all reports, firefighters arrived quickly, probably saving the mans life. It was apparent from all the stories that neighbors rushed to help the couple that lived there. If the victims had quickly run to a neighboring home yelling fire, we feel reasonably sure that someone would call the emergency number. Work ahead of time on a plan that would get your whole family out of a burning structure. Arrange a meeting place so you can immediately determine if anyone is missing. We look at some fire education as childish, but stop, drop and roll is viable at any age. It gets you below the smoke and you can head for the door. So please, be careful and be aware of the dangers of a fast-moving fire. We always want all of you to continue reading us next week. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY House on fire? Just get out Walking, standing at Light Up Ocala Iran: Its not really about its nuclear weapons READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR Against stadiumI was glad to see that the county commissioners balked at putting the sales tax increase to fund the proposed stadium for the NY Yankees on the March ballot. Had they done so it would have been a disservice to the community they were elected to serve. At a time when unemployment and underemployment here in Marion County is at an all time high it makes no sense to commit to $45 million dollars to build a stadium that will generate very few jobs. And the jobs that are created will most likely be low wage jobs in concession, ticketing and janitorial positions. The Tampa Tribune ran an article on Oct. 28 titled, Ocala, Yankees reach agreement to move Tampa team. In that article they stated that Hillsborough County received about $100,000 a year to lease the county-owned stadium, plus a ticket surcharge that yielded about $135,000 a year. So, if this is all they did in the heavily populated Hillsborough County area I would assume we cant do much better. If Marion County were to receive the same kind of payback of $235,000 per year it would take 191 years to recoup the investment. Now I know they propose all kinds of events beyond baseball so there would be additional revenue generated, however, I dont think we would do as well for baseball as they have done in the Tampa Bay area, so we may not see the $235,000 per year payback. At a time when the federal government has spent us into a $17 trillion hole I feel we need to be more realistic and prudent on the local level. Millions have been spent on PLEASESEELETTER, PAGE9 In 1980 Sesame Streets Cookie Monster proclaimed Dec. 4 to be National Cookie Day. We missed it by two days, but you can still travel down Pun Alley to read some sweet stories while having some real cookies.Cookie monsterThe children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray, Take only one. God is watching. Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, Take all you want. God is watching the apples.Slow cookieOn his way in to a local grocery, John was stopped by a gaggle of small girls selling Girl Scout cookies. When he said Yes, hed take a box, a Brownie asked, What kind? Helpfully he inquired, Oh, lets see; which is your slowest seller? The tiny spokesperson thought a minute, then, pointing toward another girl, stated emphatically, Brittany!ReliefDuring the Civil War, Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, carried around a tin of cookies. Many solders suffered from allergic reactions because they were not accustomed to pollens and so forth so far from home. These solders were not cured, but at least eased, by the Clara tin.Cookie crumbs Nancy is an imaginative cook. She wraps spaghetti around meatballs and calls them hot yo-yos. The other day she cooked her spaghetti too long four feet. Wife: I baked two kinds of cookies today. Would you like to take your pick? Husband: No thanks. Ill use my hammer. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Wife: This is rabbit stew were having. Husband: Thought so. I just found a hair in mine. Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? Wife: Darling, you know that cake you asked me to bake for you? Well, the dog ate it. Husband: Thats okay, dear; dont cry. Ill buy you another dog. Ive got a dining room set that goes back to Louis the Fourteenth. That is, Here are some sweet stories while having holiday cookies Pun Alley Dick Frank unless I pay Louis by the thirteenth. Teacher: What are you, animal, vegetable or mineral? Little boy: Vegetable. I am a human bean! She used to serve him dehydrated food, right out of the package. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com infrastructure at the Ocala airport which supposedly was to bring light manufacturing and other industry to the area. The land still sits empty. The new mall on SR200 is mostly empty. Numerous retail and industrial properties around town are vacant. The wage scale here is sub-standard. Wouldnt the community be better off by luring companies like Amazon, Google, GE, etc, here? $45 million allocated to help build facilities for these type of companies would certainly yield hundreds of higher paying jobs. These employees would generate lots of business for the local retail, service, and medical establishments. We need a minor league franchise? I for one dont disparage professional sports, but the money made by the players and owners does not help the community. I resent having to pay more for my goods so that a few people can benefit; players, owners, and those that like to attend. However, I am for creating a better economy for the people here so I implore the commissioners not to get mired in the hype of having a minor league franchise, but to look at spending our money wisely. Dont foolishly run us into the ground as the D.C. bureaucrats have done. R. Mowrey Quail Meadow LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 While many people are out on a shopping spree to liquidate any cash reserves they might have left, I am taking this time to do a little bit of reflection. Shopping is not my favorite thing to do. I forgot about it last week and Thursday evening I took my granddaughter to Walmart to buy something. The aisles were packed with people standing around waiting for some event to occur. Not knowing what that event might be, my little granddaughter and I slowly retreated from the store. I forgot it was black Thursday and I did not want to end up with a black eye. I do not go shopping that much, but, is it me or are shoppers mean people? Just do not get between them and whatever event is taking place. I have come to the wonderful place in life that I can afford anything I want. Fortunately, I cannot think of anything I really want. Not so with the crowd I found at Walmart. They wanted something really bad, and I wanted to get out of the store really bad. Both got their wishes. I have since retreated to the solitude of my easy chair. Thanksgiving dinner is over, everybodys focus is on Christmas and so I plan to take advantage of this space. Everybody is somewhere and I am glad (you did not hear me say it) they are not here. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is in the kitchen doing whatever she does in the kitchen. I have learned after 43 years of marital bliss that if I want to maintain the bliss in my marriage I need to keep out of the kitchen when someone else is there, especially her. I have learned to live with this and it is a wonderful life. Resting and reflecting in my easy chair, I began thinking about the past year. The best way to sum up the past year for me was Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. Of course, I would have to fudge a little bit on the age of wisdom. Outside A Charles Dickens kind of year Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder of that, that sums up my past year very nicely. Just when you think everything is going smoothly, there is a little unexpected bump in the road. The other way around is also true. Just when you think all you have are bumps in the road, you hit a smooth patch and you do not really know what to do. Take this Thanksgiving for example. Throughout the year I had managed (under some very strict supervision from you know who) to lose around 5 pounds. I was celebrating this loss quite jubilantly. That is, until the Thanksgiving dinner. I thought to myself, Self, you have done a fine job this past year it is time to celebrate. PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE10 THE DRY GRASS OF AUGUST By Anna Jean Mayhew Its August, 1954, only two-and-a-half months after the US Supreme Court declared in Brown v. Board of Education that separate is not equal, when the wellto-do but dysfunctional Watts family leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Deep South, their final destination the fruitcake capitol of Claxton, Georgia. Packed into the family car are mother Paula, teenagers Jubie and older sister Stell, 8year-old Puddin and toddler Davie. Almost buried beneath this brood is their AfricanAmerican maid Mary Luther, whos in charge of them all. Left behind for the first time is father Bill Watts businessman, heavy drinker, adulterer, and child abuser. For curious, precocious 13-year-old Jubie the trip is an eye opener to degrading racism and the inability of her family to protect their beloved Mary in a hostile environment. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com There is celebration and then there is celebration. My problem is I do not know the difference between the two; they all look alike to me. Hiding behind the roast turkey on our Thanksgiving dinner table were the 5 pounds I had lost during the year. They quite conveniently hid their presence from me but that was not the worst of it. Not only were they hiding behind the roast turkey, but also they had assembled relatives. For some reason these pounds heard that relatives were invited to the Thanksgiving dinner. I do not know how it happened; but it happened. The pounds I lost, I have found and they brought relatives with them. I am not sure I want to complain at this point because I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Here I sit in my easy chair bemoaning the fact that what I lost I eventually found. If only I could find the hundred dollars I lost, I would be a happy camper. At least, I could afford to be a camper. Everybody should rejoice when they find something that they lost, but I am too stuffed now to really rejoice. I feel a little nap coming on. This past year I received an unexpected royalty check from my publisher and truly rejoiced in it. It is always nice to get something you were not expecting. The following week I had to replace the transmission in a vehicle. I know, I should be grateful I had the money so I could do the maintenance work on the vehicle. I am, kind of, sort of, but it would have been nice to have the money and not have to use it. Then, what in the world is money for? This whole year has been like that. I get happy about something I lost and then I find it. I get happy about something I found and then I lose it. This year my age of wisdom was soundly outmaneuvered by my age of foolishness. As I reflected on this I thought about what the apostle Paul said. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do (Romans 7:19). I have come to the point where I believe that the worst of times is designed by God to show me how wonderful the best of times are. I rest on the marvelous truth that my life is not in the times but in the gracious hand of God.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 They are a staple of the American junk food diet and they are a sought after gastronomical delight all over the world. But there is one place where the cheeseburger does not reign king, that is, in the Kosher Jewish kitchen. The prohibition against mixing milk or dairy products with meat appears three times in the Hebrew Bible, in Exodus 23:19, Exodus 34:26 and Deuteronomy 14:21. In the Jewish tradition, when things are repeated in the Torah it is done for emphasis so that this particular law or prohibition is taken seriously. The commandment forbids boiling a kid in its mothers milk. This has been interpreted as a kindness to animals as well as showing a distinction between the Canaanite peoples who practices included mixing milk with meat products. Anything that was against what the pagan population was doing was a way to make the Israelites holy, that is, separate from the nations around them. This was an attempt to create a nation of priests and holy people, a group of people that would be concerned with spiritual and ethical values, serving the one God. Of course, these ideas are all commentary. The great sage, Rashi, also had his version of what the prohibition meant. The verse about boiling a kid (gdee) in his mothers milk refers to any young domestic animal such as a goat, lamb or cow. Had the verse stated gdee eezim, that would have meant a young goat. So Rashi concluded that gdee referred to all meat from a goat, lamb or cow. Since one cannot tell how old a cow was when it was butchered, even an old cow would fall under this custom. It was thought that if one ate meat from a cow with cheese, one could not be sure that the milk for the cheese did not come from the milk of the already butchered mother. This rule of kashrut (keeping kosher) would seem to only apply to red meat but since poultry is also considered meat, chicken, turkey, quail and other domestic birds fall into the category of separating milk and meat even though birds do not produce milk. Therefore in the kosher kitchen there is no chicken Parmesan or chicken Kiev. Saying no to cheeseburgers Judis Journal Judi Siegal PLEASESEEJUDI, PAGE11 mark your calendar and plan on staying if you would like to learn more about CERT.Fire Rescue presentationMembers of the Marion County Fire Rescue Special Operations Unit from Station 21 were at the Marion Landing Lifestyle Center Tuesday, Nov. 19. Lt. David Cooper gave our residents an overview of the services that the Unit provides to the citizens of Marion County, as well as some tips on fire safety and the best practices when calling in an emergency. The group then went outside to learn more about the Fire Rescue Truck and Emergency Rescue vehicles, and they were given a short demonstration by Driver/Engineer J. Ingram. Other members of the Technical Rescue Squad on hand were Firemen/Paramedics N. Wallace, G. Vazoulouas and J. Varney. Free seminarHow to Survive the First Weeks after the Death of a Loved One is the topic of our next free informational seminar scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. and is presented by Dr. Douglas Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker and skillfully weaves together the seriousness of this topic while adding a sense of humor that makes a difficult subject more easily handled. In this seminar, you will learn that there are certain rules that must be understood and implemented if we are to get through this difficult time. Dr. Routledge will present and discuss these rules, and any questions you have will be addressed. Tickets to reserve your seat at the seminar are $1.00 (refunded to you at the door when you attend) with refreshments to follow. Please pick up your tickets at the Tuesday morning Social or in the Activities Office.Travel Below is a listing of the currently scheduled trips offered by the Marion Landing Travel Committee. If you are interested in any of these trips, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center and in your Communicator, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Jan. 29: Trip to Hard Rock, Tampa $23 Feb. 12: Gypsy Gold Horse Farm Tour $15 Feb. 28: Tampa Bay Downs horse racing $54 Mar. 13: Sisters of Swing includes bus from Marion Landing, lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, reserved seats, taxes, gratuities $80 Mar. 24: Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg $47 Apr. 25: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville $7 May 31: Social Security starring Barbara Eden $78Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing board members, from the left, John Alderson, Bill Wurst, Gordon Herrick, Don Hake, and Neil Williams. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com While these ancient rules of dietary laws may seem inconvenient, with todays foods, substitutions are quite easy. A veggie burger with cheese is very acceptable as is a real hamburger with imitation non-dairy cheese. As with many of the customs and laws of Judaism, things have crept into Jewish culture, which make Jews distinct people. Just as there are food taboos in other cultures, the Jews too have added their own particular mix. To a vegetarian, fish could be considered meat, but alas it is exempt from the prohibition about mixing milk with meat. I would ask: Is a little fishie any less a creature of God to be respected? Fish like birds lay eggs so no milk is involved but who is to tell what mother fish gave birth to whom? It is a thought, however farfetched. In the whole scheme of things, there are some laws in Judaism that we just cannot explain. We call this chok, a statue we follow because God has told us to do so. We can come up with any number of reasons and interpretations, but in the end we follow them because they were commanded to us to do so in order that we lead holy lives. With this in mind, pass me a veggie burger with mushrooms and Swiss cheese and dont forget the kosher pickle. JUDICONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Berean Baptist ChurchDec. 15 10:45 a.m. Good News Christmas Program Dec. 22 10:45 a.m. Choir Christmas Cantata Dec. 24 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service w/communionSouthwest Christian ChurchSunday, Dec. 8: 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. We welcome all visitors to come worship with us. Sanctuary choir practice at 4:30 p.m.; evening worship at 6 with study in the book of James taught by Alvin Gloer. Wednesday, Dec. 11: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13: Christian Womens Fellowship (CWF) dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall for CWF members and their guests. Sunday, Dec. 15: Under the direction of Peter Bunch, Music Director, the Sanctuary Choir will present the Christmas musical, Joy In This Place. The musical will begin at 6 p.m. Guests from the community are invited to join us and enjoy this special Christmas celebration. The Missions Committee will meet at noon immediately following worship; Elders/Deacons meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17: CWF meeting at the church from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. The business meeting will include discussion of possible service projects for the coming year followed by Bible Study. Tuesday, Dec. 24: We will celebrate the birth of Christ at a special Christmas Eve candlelight service beginning at 6 p.m. Please come and join us for this special time of remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Wednesday, Dec. 25: On this special holiday the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. In the midst of all the excitement and busyness at this time of year let us remember the true meaning of Christmas. The baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, grew up in Nazareth raised by His mother the virgin Mary and father Joseph the carpenter. But in His short life of 33 years, He changed the entire world for all of history by showing us the way back to God. May we remember always the life He lived, loving and serving others, and He has called us to live our lives in a like manner. And through His willingness to suffer crucifixion on the cross for our sins, we have the hope of spending eternity with Him in heaven when we leave this life. Southwest Christian Church, 9045 SW Religion 60th Ave. (south off State Road 200), Ocala phone 352-861-9080, http//www.swccocala.com. Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday Day services at Friendship Baptist Church on Dec. 8 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown, and our new Home Builders class, taught by Michael Gall, are studying The Passion of Gods Servant Mark 9 16, The Auditorium Class, taught by Bill Wallett, is studying, Gods Sovereignty Mans Leadership 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel 1-4; 1 Chronicles 1-10. They are meeting in the Fellowship Hall. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, the opening song from the Cantata, Bethlehem Morning. The morning message, brought by our pastor, Randall Brown, will be a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. In the Sunday PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE11 Come celebrate this most wonderful time of the year with us at the Landing Lites Holiday Concert tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Marion Landing Lifestyle Center. The program is a blend of beautiful sacred and secular music, 14 numbers in all, performed by the 35-member resident chorus and accompanied by Nancy Reid, accomplished pianist, who will also perform a piano prelude at 6:45 p.m. The concert will include guest violinist Erica Piferrer; a soprano solo by Sharon Talbert, accompanied by pianist John Kalivoda; and a song by the Landing Lites Octet. Tickets for the concert are $5 and may be purchased today in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours and at the door.New Board members electedThe Association of Marion Landing Owners, Inc., held its annual members meeting on Friday, Nov. 15, at which time Board President Joe Raffony gave the boards annual report, and homeowners elected three of their five-member board of directors. Directors are elected for staggered two-year terms, with three directors elected in odd years and two directors elected in even years. Elected this year were Don Hake, Gordon Herrick and Neil Williams, who will join current board directors John Alderson and Bill Wurst in carrying out the business of the community. Immediately after the annual meeting, the board held an organizational meeting, and the 2014 slate of officers is as follows: Gordon Herrick, president; John Alderson, first vice president; Bill Wurst, second vice president; Donald Hake, secretary; and Neil Williams, treasurer. A regular board meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Lifestyle Center. All residents are invited to attend. Also announced at the annual meeting was the Volunteer Group of the Year: The 2013 Finance Committee chaired by Dave Rusch with members Lou Caporiccio, John Moran, Les Rowe and Karen Terry.Holiday Holly Jolly TeaIts tea time at the Lifestyle Center. Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. for the fourth Holiday Holly Jolly Tea, where you will be able to partake of delicious finger sandwiches, an assortment of sweets and scones, as well as your favorite tea. A variety of teas will be served, in your own tea cup if you choose, but one will gladly be provided if need be. There will also be interesting and unusual entertainment. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office. Hope you can join us for this special holiday event.New Years Eve party with Cool BreezeRing in the New Year at the Marion Landing New Years Eve party. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale now. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, and its sure to be a terrific evening with music by Cool Breeze. Sandwiches and snacks will be provided; BYOB and a dish to share. Its dressy casual, so no jeans or shorts please. Tickets are available in the Activities Office during normal ticket sale hours and at all Tuesday Socials.Tuesday SpeakerOur speaker in December will be Brian Gibson, Logistic Planner and CERT Coordinator from the Marion County Division of Emergency Management. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster relief. Members are trained to assist others in their community following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Mr. Gibson will be in the Lifestyle Center on Tuesday, Dec. 17, after the Social, to tell us more about this vital community program. Please Landing Lites Holiday Concert tomorrow Marion Landing Diane Bress PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE19 000GRXJ SOT #36723 ************************************************************************* ************************************************************************* ************************************************************************* National Parks Tour Air/Bus 9 nights Sept. 8-17, 2014 $3,599 2 nts Coeure d Alene, ID, 2 nts Glacier National Park, 2 nts Yellowstone National Park, 1 nt Jackson Hole (see the Grand Tetons), 2 nts Deadwood (trip to Mount Rushmore) Includes transfers to airport, airfare, bus tour, 9 nights accommodations, breakfast & dinner daily, all taxes and gratuities. Escorted by Laura Kane. Feb. 4-7, 2014 $799 3 nights (Only 12 seats left) Includes round trip bus, 3 nights in Key W est at the DoubleT ree by Hilton, breakfast daily, two lunches, two-day T rolley Tour pass, all taxes and gratuities. Escorted by Laura Kane. Biloxi Casino T ours 3 nights IP Casino $169 Beau Rivage $189 Jan. 13-16 Feb. 3-6 Feb. 17-20 Mar. 10-13 Includes $55 in SlotPlay, deluxe motor coach, two meal vouchers, 3 nights hotel, visits to 2 additional casinos required. ************************************************************************* Explorer of the Seas 5 Nights Bermuda Cruise May 17-22, 2014 from $1,188 per person (Sails from Cape Liberty, N.J.) Includes transfers to Orlando airport, round trip airfare, 5 night cruise, all port charges, taxes, gratuities for waitstaff and cabin steward. Escorted by Laura Kane. All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy. Call for single rates. 352-840-0333 Email: Laura@LaurakaneTravel.com Check out all our trips at: www.LauraKaneT ravel.com Call for our newsletter ************************************************************************* (352) 840-0333 Locally Owned National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000GSZJ $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy. 200 Wed., Dec. 4, 3:30pm Carrabas Restaurant 2370 SW College Rd. Mon., Dec. 9, 11:00am Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th Ave. Tues., Dec. 10, 10:30am Horse and Hounds 4620 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Tue., Dec. 10, 2pm Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Thu., Dec. 12, 10:00am Thu., Dec. 19, 10:00am Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Tues., Dec. 17, 11:00am 000GTKV

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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Evening Worship service, beginning at 6 p.m., the Choir will present their annual Christmas Cantata, Bethlehem Morning. Come early if youd like a good seat. Wednesday Evening Bible Study and Prayer Time begin at 7 p.m. Please join us. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe Maranatha Baptist Church Choir will present a Christmas musical Once Upon A Miracle under the direction of Joyce Warner, and co-directors, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker, on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to come and celebrate this special time of year with us. There will be a Christmas Party for the children during the AWANA program on Sunday evening, Dec. 15, at 6. All children ages 4 to 18 are invited. All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to join the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me). Ms Pat Haas, the director, is teaching the children how much fun and how easy it is to be part of the J.A.M. choir. They meet each Sunday evening at the church from 5:15 to 5:45. Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church.College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church will present Come Messiah King. There will be three performances Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to hear a message from the past to the present by the CRBC choir. 5010 S.W. College Road. Phone is 352-237-5741.First CongregationalJoin us for a special program of Christmas music on Sunday, Dec. 15, at First Congregational Church. The hand bell choir will perform Do You Hear What I Hear? as the prelude to the worship service, and selected movements from Handels Messiah will be sung by the choir, along with featured soloists. On Sunday, Dec. 22, the Stix Ministry, a unique performance group, will begin the worship service with a prelude in movement. The Stix Ministry is a multiage group that uses pantomime and sticks (dowel rods) to portray biblical themes in a new, moving and inspiring way. Our Christmas Eve candlelight service will begin at 6:30 p.m., and will include a variety of Christmas carols sung by the choir and congregation, with featured performances on guitar and hand bells. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 SW State Road 200. Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Among the fun activities planned for the night is a Chinese auction. If you would like to participate, bring a wrapped gift under $10 and sign up. During the evening, numbers will be assigned to those taking part and they will be called up to pick a gift. Once they choose a present; they will unwrap it and they get to choose do they want to keep it or maybe theyll exchange it with someone. You are not required to take part so if you dont want to bring a gift, not to worry; you can just sit back and laugh at everyone else. There will be a couple of contests that evening in addition to the entertainment and auction. If you have a really ugly tie or a really ugly sweater, wear them to the party. Prizes will be given for the ugliest sweater and ugliest tie. This fun event is free but tickets are required so see Geri right away. The evening starts at 7 in the evening on Sat Dec 21. You wont want to miss this fantastic, fun event.Holiday TriviaDonna James, one of our premiere quizmasters will be providing the questions and answers for Trivia on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at a new time of 7 p.m. (The Chirp says but the actual time is 7). The questions will revolve around various holidays not just Christmas so study up and get your team together. We play Trivia like this. Everyone who comes to play pays the entrance fee of a whole $1. We then divide into teams of three or four people each; get an answer sheet and then go to our separate tables. Our quizmaster, in this case Donna, then flashes the questions on our big screen at the front of the room for all to see. Usually there are between 50 and 60 questions and teams come up with the best answers they can. At the end, we swap answer sheets and grade them. The winning team gets a small cash prize but more importantly, they get bragging rights for the entire month. If you want to spend an enjoyable hour or a little more; meet and share fun times with others and keep your brain in good working order; join us for Trivia Night at Cherrywood. Youll surprise yourself with how much you know and youll leave knowing more than when you came. How can you lose? Thanks to the support of our Trivia players, more than $500 has been donated to the Wounded Warrior Fund.Learn to paintThis is your last chance to sign up for oil painting classes this year. On Monday, Dec. 9 Debbie Blackburn will be in our clubhouse giving a class to those students who have signed up on how to paint in oils. An accomplished artist in her own right, Debbie is a patient and expert instructor guiding her students through the ins and outs of creating fine works of art. There is a painting displayed in the clubhouse of a candle and poinsettia that will be the model for this class to duplicate. Its a beautiful picture and will make a terrific personalized gift for some one or a decorative highlight to any home. These classes are affordable and only last for the morning starting at 8:30 and ending at 11:30. When Debbie brings out the talent that you have hidden within yourself, you will be amazed and astounded. Discover a whole new world of art with Debbie by signing up today. See Geri for details.Happy New YearGet your tickets today for our gala New Years Eve party. The festivities start at 9 in the evening with finger foods and drinks of your own choosing. Rainbow Connection, one of Cherrywoods favorite bands, will be bringing the music to dance to and while away the final hours of 2013. Party hats and favors will be on the table as well as Champagne in anticipation of the New Year. Share your thoughts and hopes for the future and with friends and neighbors as we count down to midnight. This is our most formal dance party of the year and gives everyone a chance to dress a little more chic than usual. Tickets are just $10 per person and that includes everything except what ever drinks youd like to enjoy; that you can bring with you to enjoy. Start the New Year off right surrounded by great music; good food; sharing a cocktail with friends and partying till at least midnight; which for our age group is pretty ambitious.Holiday schedule changesThere will be no Veterans Club meeting in January. February we will return with our proposals for the coming year of service to our community; state and nations veterans. President Mahar and the entire Board would like to wish each of you a very Happy Holiday and Happy New Year. From Wednesday, Dec. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 29 the office and clubhouse will be closed to observe Christmas. There will be none of the regularly scheduled classes or functions on those dates in the clubhouse. Monday will begin a limited schedule also so please check your Chirp magazine to see when the office will be open. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 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 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Nursery provided Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000GL0K 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 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 P ine Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries T raditional W orship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 000GOX6 Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Co-Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 000GAAF A Progr essive 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. F irst Congr ega tional United Chur ch of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000FWB2 Southwest Christian Church W e are a traditional worshiping chur ch 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am Wo rship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Peter Bunch Minister Music Director 000GRAMt489-2685Holy Faith Episcopal Church19924 W Blue Cove Dr. DunnellonTHE REV. J. JAMES GERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly PlayHealing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith* Rainbow RiverBlue Cove 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 000GLGD 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 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000G0AF Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Lang uage Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000FBFM College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Re v. Alan Cotney, P astor Re v. Jeff Rountree Minister of Worship Re v. Rob Loy Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy Preschool Dir ector 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 Childr en/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bib le Study www.collegeroad.org Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. W orship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P. M. We dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com and melody. Well, the volume was good but the melody did suffer a bit. The enthusiasm of the crowd grew with each verse and ended on a grand crescendo. Many of the nearly 100 residents found their ornaments and placed them on the two trees at the stage area. Each year, this tradition continues to bring a continuity and fellowship to the Cherrywood community. We thank the Activities Committee and its volunteers for a wonderful experience; a night of fun and fellowship and for keeping our wonderful traditions alive.Toys for TotsThe Cherrywood clubhouse is a drop off center for the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the US Marine Corps. Residents and non-residents alike are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy and put it in our collection bin. Currently, the Corps is asking for gifts or items that can be used for children from the ages of infant to two years old. Rattles; blankets; clothing; diapers; stuffed animals; blocks and similar toys and gifts are needed to meet the needs of our youngest little ones. Brighten the holidays for a child by donating a gift today. Your Christmas will be more joyous knowing that you helped make this a special Christmas for a deserving youngster. Christmas open houseThis year our Social Committee is hosting a Christmas Open House for our residents. The entire Cherrywood community is cordially invited to come and share the holiday spirit with friends and neighbors in the warm and friendly atmosphere of our clubhouse. Plan to bring some Christmas goodies to share and light refreshments will be served up. The highlight of the tables tilled with goodies will be the punch and eggnog. If youd like to brace either of these with something that will put a bit of cheer in your beverage, feel free to bring that along and add it to your festive libation. Thats a nice way of saying you can bring something to spike your punch if youd like. Entertainment will be provided by our own ace deejay Richard Becotte who will be playing your favorite Christmas tunes as well as easy listening background music to enhance conversation and set a special holiday mood. This is not a dance but Rich and his music are always favorites at these social functions. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Trim-a-Tree group. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 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 000GPMK Carmines $ 6 95 000GT0P 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 000GS7B352-414-5312 or 352-732-9844(Medicare AARP F reedom, PCP, Medicaid BCBS, Humana PPO, United Healthcare Cigna, Aetna, Medicare C omplete and more) 1110 0 S W 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000GSXG Happ y Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & W ine 000GT0N J&J SEAFOOD S.W. 7351 S.R. 200 352.236.0199 FRESH DAILY Jumbo Shrimp Large Lobster Ta ils & Fish ALSO: Clams Conch Squid Oysters Crawfish OPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK Accepting Food Stamps MARYLAND CRAB CAKES SALTED COD LIVE BLUE CRABS SMOKED FISH DIP HADDOCK 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 87 302 23 873-0223 ONE L ARGE CHEESE PIZZ A $6.99 ONE L ARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDA YS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 12/13/13 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000GSYR TUESDA YS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 12/13/13 VALID IN OCALA ONL Y 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHE TTI & MEATBALL S SPAGHE TTI & MEATBALL S WEDNESDA YS & SATURDA YS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 12/13/13 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN P ARMIGIANA VEAL P ARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL P ARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 711193 Taste The Be st Taste The Best Tas te The Best 000GROQ 000G46X

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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Our Cherrywood Crochet & Knitters Club donated scores of items for distribution among Marion Countys less fortunate citizens for this Holiday season. Toys; sweaters; socks; and hats were among some of the items that were picked up on Friday by Scott Hackmyer to be taken to such organizations as Devereux Kids; Childrens Alliance; Ocala Family Resource Center and several others charities. Scott, whose lovely Mother Clara lives in Cherrywood, is a retired educator and school principal. He spends untold hours of his time and resources working with the under privileged and those who are in need here in Marion County. The Crochet & Knitters Club has worked with Scott for many years but this Christmas Holiday they have expanded their outreach and done a fantastic job of creating gifts of warmth and cheer with their talents. Scott was delighted with not only the beauty of the gifts but also the large number of beautiful items. Our Crochet & Knitters Club gratefully receives donations from generous individuals and using their skills turn them into useful and beautiful creations from caps for Ocala Oncology to infant blankets and everything in between. Especially creative are the stuffed animals they make and often even name. There are a large number of members in our Crochet & Knitters Club but because of their dedication; loving creativity and caring hearts, I am going to give you the names from left to right in the photo. Of course Scott is in the middle. They are: Edna Fazio; Marylou Selvitella; Aprile Guglielmi; Susanne Beech; Susan Larsen; Susan Anderson; Ann Bardack; Francine Hall; Mimi Edib; Sonia Lenta; Jackie George; Connie Neubaur; all of whom are in the accompanying photo. Members not in the photo that accompanies this article but who particiGifts of love from Crochet and Knitters Club Members of the Crochet and Knitters Club. pated in this years gift giving are Delphine Tafilowski; Fran Bianchini; Marianne Groen; and Portia VanDuyne. Ellen Brown; Susan Jackson and Paulina Smith also were donors along with being members. All of these ladies deserve special recognition for their hard work and hours and hours of labor. In addition, Scott has earned a special place in the hearts of many for his ongoing efforts in service to the community. In his presentation to the Club on Friday, Scott displayed photos of some of the children and young people getting the gifts. The beaming smiles of the children and gratitude in their eyes make it all worthwhile, he told the Cherrywood John Everlove ladies. From the expressions on the faces of our Crochet & Knitters Club members as they looked at the pictures; they totally agreed with him. You can contribute wool; yarn; material; thread; needles and just about anything else to our Crochet & Knitters Club by dropping your donation at the office in the clubhouse. If you own a business and would like to drop off gift cards or discount offers, those would be appreciated also. The office is located at 6253 SW 100th Loop. Thank you ladies of the Cherrywood Crochet & Knitters Club; youve done us proud. Have a wonderful Holiday knowing you made some one elses better. Deck the hallsOn Saturday, Nov. 30, more than 25 volunteers joined Eve and Jim Houghtaling in getting the clubhouse decorated for the holiday season. This is no easy task and requires many willing hands; a lot of creative thought and some muscle to put up all the trimmings and greenery. Heavy lifting and ladder climbing was done by Jim Houghtaling; Holly Bragdon and Chris Weiss while many others set tables; decorated the numerous trees and wrestled with strings of lights and multicolored bulbs. There was much laughter and joking among the volunteers and good cheer was shared by all. In just a few hours, the clubhouse was aglow with the warmth and the brightness of the season. Eve and her crew are to be complimented for the excellence of the work they put into making our clubhouse a display case for Christmas. If you havent already, be sure to stop by and check it out. Youll be happily drawn into the spirit of the season.Trim a treeSunday evening the Activities Committee hosted our annual Trim a Tree celebration. Everyone was asked to bring a Christmas treat and three tables were filled with delightful desserts and pastries. Personally, I set my scale back ten pounds so I could enjoy the vast array of goodies. Entertainment was provided by our Songbirds who sang a number of Christmas Carols and brought us all into the mood of the season. President Aprile Guglielmi and Director Vince Basille have honed the groups talents and their concert was terrific. Pianist Frank Juarbe accompanied the Songbirds as they sang everything from O Come All Ye Faithful to Here Comes Santa Claus. Bill Lavertue provided the technical support along with Rich Becotte. The concert culminated with the singing of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Each table was assigned a verse and tried to out do the others with volume CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 PLEASESEECHERRYWO0D, PAGE16 000GS0P 000GRM4 Join Us at Our Open House Learn more about Sabal Trail Transmissions Sabal Trail Project Date: December 10th, 2013 (5:00 7:30pm) Location: Dunnellon High School Cafeteria 10055 SW 180th Ave Rd. Dunnellon, FL 34432 To meet the growing demand for additional affordable, clean natural gas supplies while increasing the reliability of the regions energy delivery system, Sabal Trail Transmission is planning to build a new interstate natural gas pipeline. The project, called the Sabal Trail Project will deliver approximately 1 billion cubic feet per day of clean burning natural gas beginning in May of 2017. The Project will include: Construction of approximately 460 miles of 36-inchdiameter mainline natural gas pipeline that originates in Tallapoosa County, Alabama and ends at an interconnection with Florida Southeast Connections proposed project in Osceola County, Florida; Construction of approximately 14 miles of 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline extending from a proposed compressor station in Osceola County, Florida to Florida Gas Transmissions existing natural gas pipeline in Orange County, Florida; Construction of approximately 24 miles of 24-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in Marion and Citrus Counties, Florida; Construction of five (5) new compressor stations in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, Dougherty County, Georgia, and Suwannee, Marion, and Osceola Counties in Florida; and Construction of six (6) new meter stations At the Open House, Sabal Trail representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the Project. Representatives from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will also be available. The public is invited and we encourage all interested persons to attend. For more information, contact Sabal Trail toll free at (888) 596-7732 or visit our website at www.sabaltrail.com. R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar 352-854-5570 www.ramunnolawfirm.com 000GFLY Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 24 years. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Our Cherrywood Crochet & Knitters Club donated scores of items for distribution among Marion Countys less fortunate citizens for this Holiday season. Toys; sweaters; socks; and hats were among some of the items that were picked up on Friday by Scott Hackmyer to be taken to such organizations as Devereux Kids; Childrens Alliance; Ocala Family Resource Center and several others charities. Scott, whose lovely Mother Clara lives in Cherrywood, is a retired educator and school principal. He spends untold hours of his time and resources working with the under privileged and those who are in need here in Marion County. The Crochet & Knitters Club has worked with Scott for many years but this Christmas Holiday they have expanded their outreach and done a fantastic job of creating gifts of warmth and cheer with their talents. Scott was delighted with not only the beauty of the gifts but also the large number of beautiful items. Our Crochet & Knitters Club gratefully receives donations from generous individuals and using their skills turn them into useful and beautiful creations from caps for Ocala Oncology to infant blankets and everything in between. Especially creative are the stuffed animals they make and often even name. There are a large number of members in our Crochet & Knitters Club but because of their dedication; loving creativity and caring hearts, I am going to give you the names from left to right in the photo. Of course Scott is in the middle. They are: Edna Fazio; Marylou Selvitella; Aprile Guglielmi; Susanne Beech; Susan Larsen; Susan Anderson; Ann Bardack; Francine Hall; Mimi Edib; Sonia Lenta; Jackie George; Connie Neubaur; all of whom are in the accompanying photo. Members not in the photo that accompanies this article but who particiGifts of love from Crochet and Knitters Club Members of the Crochet and Knitters Club. pated in this years gift giving are Delphine Tafilowski; Fran Bianchini; Marianne Groen; and Portia VanDuyne. Ellen Brown; Susan Jackson and Paulina Smith also were donors along with being members. All of these ladies deserve special recognition for their hard work and hours and hours of labor. In addition, Scott has earned a special place in the hearts of many for his ongoing efforts in service to the community. In his presentation to the Club on Friday, Scott displayed photos of some of the children and young people getting the gifts. The beaming smiles of the children and gratitude in their eyes make it all worthwhile, he told the Cherrywood John Everlove ladies. From the expressions on the faces of our Crochet & Knitters Club members as they looked at the pictures; they totally agreed with him. You can contribute wool; yarn; material; thread; needles and just about anything else to our Crochet & Knitters Club by dropping your donation at the office in the clubhouse. If you own a business and would like to drop off gift cards or discount offers, those would be appreciated also. The office is located at 6253 SW 100th Loop. Thank you ladies of the Cherrywood Crochet & Knitters Club; youve done us proud. Have a wonderful Holiday knowing you made some one elses better. Deck the hallsOn Saturday, Nov. 30, more than 25 volunteers joined Eve and Jim Houghtaling in getting the clubhouse decorated for the holiday season. This is no easy task and requires many willing hands; a lot of creative thought and some muscle to put up all the trimmings and greenery. Heavy lifting and ladder climbing was done by Jim Houghtaling; Holly Bragdon and Chris Weiss while many others set tables; decorated the numerous trees and wrestled with strings of lights and multicolored bulbs. There was much laughter and joking among the volunteers and good cheer was shared by all. In just a few hours, the clubhouse was aglow with the warmth and the brightness of the season. Eve and her crew are to be complimented for the excellence of the work they put into making our clubhouse a display case for Christmas. If you havent already, be sure to stop by and check it out. Youll be happily drawn into the spirit of the season.Trim a treeSunday evening the Activities Committee hosted our annual Trim a Tree celebration. Everyone was asked to bring a Christmas treat and three tables were filled with delightful desserts and pastries. Personally, I set my scale back ten pounds so I could enjoy the vast array of goodies. Entertainment was provided by our Songbirds who sang a number of Christmas Carols and brought us all into the mood of the season. President Aprile Guglielmi and Director Vince Basille have honed the groups talents and their concert was terrific. Pianist Frank Juarbe accompanied the Songbirds as they sang everything from O Come All Ye Faithful to Here Comes Santa Claus. Bill Lavertue provided the technical support along with Rich Becotte. The concert culminated with the singing of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Each table was assigned a verse and tried to out do the others with volume CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 PLEASESEECHERRYWO0D, PAGE16 000GS0P 000GRM4 Join Us at Our Open House Learn more about Sabal Trail Transmissions Sabal Trail Project Date: December 10th, 2013 (5:00 7:30pm) Location: Dunnellon High School Cafeteria 10055 SW 180th Ave Rd. Dunnellon, FL 34432 To meet the growing demand for additional affordable, clean natural gas supplies while increasing the reliability of the regions energy delivery system, Sabal Trail Transmission is planning to build a new interstate natural gas pipeline. The project, called the Sabal Trail Project will deliver approximately 1 billion cubic feet per day of clean burning natural gas beginning in May of 2017. The Project will include: Construction of approximately 460 miles of 36-inchdiameter mainline natural gas pipeline that originates in Tallapoosa County, Alabama and ends at an interconnection with Florida Southeast Connections proposed project in Osceola County, Florida; Construction of approximately 14 miles of 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline extending from a proposed compressor station in Osceola County, Florida to Florida Gas Transmissions existing natural gas pipeline in Orange County, Florida; Construction of approximately 24 miles of 24-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in Marion and Citrus Counties, Florida; Construction of five (5) new compressor stations in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, Dougherty County, Georgia, and Suwannee, Marion, and Osceola Counties in Florida; and Construction of six (6) new meter stations At the Open House, Sabal Trail representatives will be available to answer questions on the proposed facilities, land acquisition, environmental and permitting processes, construction and operation, and other aspects of the Project. Representatives from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will also be available. The public is invited and we encourage all interested persons to attend. For more information, contact Sabal Trail toll free at (888) 596-7732 or visit our website at www.sabaltrail.com. R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar 352-854-5570 www.ramunnolawfirm.com 000GFLY Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 24 years. Call to schedule an appointment Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Pre-Marital Agreements Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney 000GT2S 000Gta4 Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to V eterans l abor & parts excluding batteries BUY, SELL, TRADE & SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles New Factory Body New DOT tires Fold down tinted wind shield Automatic charger Deluxe Lights Includes: Headlights, T urn Signals, Horn, Brake Lights, T ail Lights, Custom Dash V olt Meter New 10 Mag Wheels Folding Side Mirrors Sunbrella 2010 Club Car Remanufactured Garage Floor Mats Protects Against Oil & Battery Acid $59 $ 5,995 L IM IT ED LIMITED O FF ER OFFER Floor Mat Custom Seats Pin Striping, Names Speed 22-23 mph Sand Box Cooler, Ball W asher W arranty All for Only $ 5,995 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com and melody. Well, the volume was good but the melody did suffer a bit. The enthusiasm of the crowd grew with each verse and ended on a grand crescendo. Many of the nearly 100 residents found their ornaments and placed them on the two trees at the stage area. Each year, this tradition continues to bring a continuity and fellowship to the Cherrywood community. We thank the Activities Committee and its volunteers for a wonderful experience; a night of fun and fellowship and for keeping our wonderful traditions alive.Toys for TotsThe Cherrywood clubhouse is a drop off center for the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the US Marine Corps. Residents and non-residents alike are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy and put it in our collection bin. Currently, the Corps is asking for gifts or items that can be used for children from the ages of infant to two years old. Rattles; blankets; clothing; diapers; stuffed animals; blocks and similar toys and gifts are needed to meet the needs of our youngest little ones. Brighten the holidays for a child by donating a gift today. Your Christmas will be more joyous knowing that you helped make this a special Christmas for a deserving youngster. Christmas open houseThis year our Social Committee is hosting a Christmas Open House for our residents. The entire Cherrywood community is cordially invited to come and share the holiday spirit with friends and neighbors in the warm and friendly atmosphere of our clubhouse. Plan to bring some Christmas goodies to share and light refreshments will be served up. The highlight of the tables tilled with goodies will be the punch and eggnog. If youd like to brace either of these with something that will put a bit of cheer in your beverage, feel free to bring that along and add it to your festive libation. Thats a nice way of saying you can bring something to spike your punch if youd like. Entertainment will be provided by our own ace deejay Richard Becotte who will be playing your favorite Christmas tunes as well as easy listening background music to enhance conversation and set a special holiday mood. This is not a dance but Rich and his music are always favorites at these social functions. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Trim-a-Tree group. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 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 000GPMK Carmines $ 6 95 000GT0P 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 000GS7B352-414-5312 or 352-732-9844(Medicare AARP F reedom, PCP, Medicaid BCBS, Humana PPO, United Healthcare Cigna, Aetna, Medicare C omplete and more) 1110 0 S W 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000GSXG Happ y Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & W ine 000GT0N J&J SEAFOOD S.W. 7351 S.R. 200 352.236.0199 FRESH DAILY Jumbo Shrimp Large Lobster Ta ils & Fish ALSO: Clams Conch Squid Oysters Crawfish OPEN 7 DA YS A WEEK Accepting Food Stamps MARYLAND CRAB CAKES SALTED COD LIVE BLUE CRABS SMOKED FISH DIP HADDOCK 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 87 302 23 873-0223 ONE L ARGE CHEESE PIZZ A $6.99 ONE L ARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDA YS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 12/13/13 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000GSYR TUESDA YS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 12/13/13 VALID IN OCALA ONL Y 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHE TTI & MEATBALL S SPAGHE TTI & MEATBALL S WEDNESDA YS & SATURDA YS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 12/13/13 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN P ARMIGIANA VEAL P ARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL P ARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 711193 Taste The Be st Taste The Best Tas te The Best 000GROQ 000G46X

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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Evening Worship service, beginning at 6 p.m., the Choir will present their annual Christmas Cantata, Bethlehem Morning. Come early if youd like a good seat. Wednesday Evening Bible Study and Prayer Time begin at 7 p.m. Please join us. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe Maranatha Baptist Church Choir will present a Christmas musical Once Upon A Miracle under the direction of Joyce Warner, and co-directors, Shirley Roberts and Mary Walker, on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to come and celebrate this special time of year with us. There will be a Christmas Party for the children during the AWANA program on Sunday evening, Dec. 15, at 6. All children ages 4 to 18 are invited. All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to join the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me). Ms Pat Haas, the director, is teaching the children how much fun and how easy it is to be part of the J.A.M. choir. They meet each Sunday evening at the church from 5:15 to 5:45. Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 a Youth Bible Study (L.I.G.H.T.) is held at the church. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church.College Road BaptistCollege Road Baptist Church will present Come Messiah King. There will be three performances Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to hear a message from the past to the present by the CRBC choir. 5010 S.W. College Road. Phone is 352-237-5741.First CongregationalJoin us for a special program of Christmas music on Sunday, Dec. 15, at First Congregational Church. The hand bell choir will perform Do You Hear What I Hear? as the prelude to the worship service, and selected movements from Handels Messiah will be sung by the choir, along with featured soloists. On Sunday, Dec. 22, the Stix Ministry, a unique performance group, will begin the worship service with a prelude in movement. The Stix Ministry is a multiage group that uses pantomime and sticks (dowel rods) to portray biblical themes in a new, moving and inspiring way. Our Christmas Eve candlelight service will begin at 6:30 p.m., and will include a variety of Christmas carols sung by the choir and congregation, with featured performances on guitar and hand bells. First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 7171 SW State Road 200. Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Among the fun activities planned for the night is a Chinese auction. If you would like to participate, bring a wrapped gift under $10 and sign up. During the evening, numbers will be assigned to those taking part and they will be called up to pick a gift. Once they choose a present; they will unwrap it and they get to choose do they want to keep it or maybe theyll exchange it with someone. You are not required to take part so if you dont want to bring a gift, not to worry; you can just sit back and laugh at everyone else. There will be a couple of contests that evening in addition to the entertainment and auction. If you have a really ugly tie or a really ugly sweater, wear them to the party. Prizes will be given for the ugliest sweater and ugliest tie. This fun event is free but tickets are required so see Geri right away. The evening starts at 7 in the evening on Sat Dec 21. You wont want to miss this fantastic, fun event.Holiday TriviaDonna James, one of our premiere quizmasters will be providing the questions and answers for Trivia on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at a new time of 7 p.m. (The Chirp says but the actual time is 7). The questions will revolve around various holidays not just Christmas so study up and get your team together. We play Trivia like this. Everyone who comes to play pays the entrance fee of a whole $1. We then divide into teams of three or four people each; get an answer sheet and then go to our separate tables. Our quizmaster, in this case Donna, then flashes the questions on our big screen at the front of the room for all to see. Usually there are between 50 and 60 questions and teams come up with the best answers they can. At the end, we swap answer sheets and grade them. The winning team gets a small cash prize but more importantly, they get bragging rights for the entire month. If you want to spend an enjoyable hour or a little more; meet and share fun times with others and keep your brain in good working order; join us for Trivia Night at Cherrywood. Youll surprise yourself with how much you know and youll leave knowing more than when you came. How can you lose? Thanks to the support of our Trivia players, more than $500 has been donated to the Wounded Warrior Fund.Learn to paintThis is your last chance to sign up for oil painting classes this year. On Monday, Dec. 9 Debbie Blackburn will be in our clubhouse giving a class to those students who have signed up on how to paint in oils. An accomplished artist in her own right, Debbie is a patient and expert instructor guiding her students through the ins and outs of creating fine works of art. There is a painting displayed in the clubhouse of a candle and poinsettia that will be the model for this class to duplicate. Its a beautiful picture and will make a terrific personalized gift for some one or a decorative highlight to any home. These classes are affordable and only last for the morning starting at 8:30 and ending at 11:30. When Debbie brings out the talent that you have hidden within yourself, you will be amazed and astounded. Discover a whole new world of art with Debbie by signing up today. See Geri for details.Happy New YearGet your tickets today for our gala New Years Eve party. The festivities start at 9 in the evening with finger foods and drinks of your own choosing. Rainbow Connection, one of Cherrywoods favorite bands, will be bringing the music to dance to and while away the final hours of 2013. Party hats and favors will be on the table as well as Champagne in anticipation of the New Year. Share your thoughts and hopes for the future and with friends and neighbors as we count down to midnight. This is our most formal dance party of the year and gives everyone a chance to dress a little more chic than usual. Tickets are just $10 per person and that includes everything except what ever drinks youd like to enjoy; that you can bring with you to enjoy. Start the New Year off right surrounded by great music; good food; sharing a cocktail with friends and partying till at least midnight; which for our age group is pretty ambitious.Holiday schedule changesThere will be no Veterans Club meeting in January. February we will return with our proposals for the coming year of service to our community; state and nations veterans. President Mahar and the entire Board would like to wish each of you a very Happy Holiday and Happy New Year. From Wednesday, Dec. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 29 the office and clubhouse will be closed to observe Christmas. There will be none of the regularly scheduled classes or functions on those dates in the clubhouse. Monday will begin a limited schedule also so please check your Chirp magazine to see when the office will be open. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 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 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Nursery provided Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000GL0K 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 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 P ine Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries T raditional W orship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 000GOX6 Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Co-Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 000GAAF A Progr essive 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. F irst Congr ega tional United Chur ch of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000FWB2 Southwest Christian Church W e are a traditional worshiping chur ch 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am Wo rship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Peter Bunch Minister Music Director 000GRAMt489-2685Holy Faith Episcopal Church19924 W Blue Cove Dr. DunnellonTHE REV. J. JAMES GERHART Sunday Services 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM Sunday School 9:45 AM Godly PlayHealing Service 1st Sunday Every Month Following 10:00 AM Service CR 484 SR 200 Holy Faith* Rainbow RiverBlue Cove 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 000GLGD 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 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000G0AF Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Lang uage Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000FBFM College Road Baptist Chur ch 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Re v. Alan Cotney, P astor Re v. Jeff Rountree Minister of Worship Re v. Rob Loy Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy Preschool Dir ector 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 Childr en/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bib le Study www.collegeroad.org Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. W orship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P. M. We dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000FR23 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 AVI D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 000FTQA 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-561 1 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undamental Dr Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles We st of I-75 Wo rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000FWF5 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTOR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com While these ancient rules of dietary laws may seem inconvenient, with todays foods, substitutions are quite easy. A veggie burger with cheese is very acceptable as is a real hamburger with imitation non-dairy cheese. As with many of the customs and laws of Judaism, things have crept into Jewish culture, which make Jews distinct people. Just as there are food taboos in other cultures, the Jews too have added their own particular mix. To a vegetarian, fish could be considered meat, but alas it is exempt from the prohibition about mixing milk with meat. I would ask: Is a little fishie any less a creature of God to be respected? Fish like birds lay eggs so no milk is involved but who is to tell what mother fish gave birth to whom? It is a thought, however farfetched. In the whole scheme of things, there are some laws in Judaism that we just cannot explain. We call this chok, a statue we follow because God has told us to do so. We can come up with any number of reasons and interpretations, but in the end we follow them because they were commanded to us to do so in order that we lead holy lives. With this in mind, pass me a veggie burger with mushrooms and Swiss cheese and dont forget the kosher pickle. JUDICONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Berean Baptist ChurchDec. 15 10:45 a.m. Good News Christmas Program Dec. 22 10:45 a.m. Choir Christmas Cantata Dec. 24 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service w/communionSouthwest Christian ChurchSunday, Dec. 8: 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. We welcome all visitors to come worship with us. Sanctuary choir practice at 4:30 p.m.; evening worship at 6 with study in the book of James taught by Alvin Gloer. Wednesday, Dec. 11: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13: Christian Womens Fellowship (CWF) dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall for CWF members and their guests. Sunday, Dec. 15: Under the direction of Peter Bunch, Music Director, the Sanctuary Choir will present the Christmas musical, Joy In This Place. The musical will begin at 6 p.m. Guests from the community are invited to join us and enjoy this special Christmas celebration. The Missions Committee will meet at noon immediately following worship; Elders/Deacons meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17: CWF meeting at the church from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. The business meeting will include discussion of possible service projects for the coming year followed by Bible Study. Tuesday, Dec. 24: We will celebrate the birth of Christ at a special Christmas Eve candlelight service beginning at 6 p.m. Please come and join us for this special time of remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Wednesday, Dec. 25: On this special holiday the Christian world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. In the midst of all the excitement and busyness at this time of year let us remember the true meaning of Christmas. The baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, grew up in Nazareth raised by His mother the virgin Mary and father Joseph the carpenter. But in His short life of 33 years, He changed the entire world for all of history by showing us the way back to God. May we remember always the life He lived, loving and serving others, and He has called us to live our lives in a like manner. And through His willingness to suffer crucifixion on the cross for our sins, we have the hope of spending eternity with Him in heaven when we leave this life. Southwest Christian Church, 9045 SW Religion 60th Ave. (south off State Road 200), Ocala phone 352-861-9080, http//www.swccocala.com. Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday Day services at Friendship Baptist Church on Dec. 8 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown, and our new Home Builders class, taught by Michael Gall, are studying The Passion of Gods Servant Mark 9 16, The Auditorium Class, taught by Bill Wallett, is studying, Gods Sovereignty Mans Leadership 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel 1-4; 1 Chronicles 1-10. They are meeting in the Fellowship Hall. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, the opening song from the Cantata, Bethlehem Morning. The morning message, brought by our pastor, Randall Brown, will be a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. In the Sunday PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE11 Come celebrate this most wonderful time of the year with us at the Landing Lites Holiday Concert tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. in the Marion Landing Lifestyle Center. The program is a blend of beautiful sacred and secular music, 14 numbers in all, performed by the 35-member resident chorus and accompanied by Nancy Reid, accomplished pianist, who will also perform a piano prelude at 6:45 p.m. The concert will include guest violinist Erica Piferrer; a soprano solo by Sharon Talbert, accompanied by pianist John Kalivoda; and a song by the Landing Lites Octet. Tickets for the concert are $5 and may be purchased today in the Activities Office during regular ticket sale hours and at the door.New Board members electedThe Association of Marion Landing Owners, Inc., held its annual members meeting on Friday, Nov. 15, at which time Board President Joe Raffony gave the boards annual report, and homeowners elected three of their five-member board of directors. Directors are elected for staggered two-year terms, with three directors elected in odd years and two directors elected in even years. Elected this year were Don Hake, Gordon Herrick and Neil Williams, who will join current board directors John Alderson and Bill Wurst in carrying out the business of the community. Immediately after the annual meeting, the board held an organizational meeting, and the 2014 slate of officers is as follows: Gordon Herrick, president; John Alderson, first vice president; Bill Wurst, second vice president; Donald Hake, secretary; and Neil Williams, treasurer. A regular board meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Lifestyle Center. All residents are invited to attend. Also announced at the annual meeting was the Volunteer Group of the Year: The 2013 Finance Committee chaired by Dave Rusch with members Lou Caporiccio, John Moran, Les Rowe and Karen Terry.Holiday Holly Jolly TeaIts tea time at the Lifestyle Center. Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. for the fourth Holiday Holly Jolly Tea, where you will be able to partake of delicious finger sandwiches, an assortment of sweets and scones, as well as your favorite tea. A variety of teas will be served, in your own tea cup if you choose, but one will gladly be provided if need be. There will also be interesting and unusual entertainment. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Tuesday Socials and in the Activities Office. Hope you can join us for this special holiday event.New Years Eve party with Cool BreezeRing in the New Year at the Marion Landing New Years Eve party. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale now. The party starts at 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, and its sure to be a terrific evening with music by Cool Breeze. Sandwiches and snacks will be provided; BYOB and a dish to share. Its dressy casual, so no jeans or shorts please. Tickets are available in the Activities Office during normal ticket sale hours and at all Tuesday Socials.Tuesday SpeakerOur speaker in December will be Brian Gibson, Logistic Planner and CERT Coordinator from the Marion County Division of Emergency Management. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster relief. Members are trained to assist others in their community following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Mr. Gibson will be in the Lifestyle Center on Tuesday, Dec. 17, after the Social, to tell us more about this vital community program. Please Landing Lites Holiday Concert tomorrow Marion Landing Diane Bress PLEASESEELANDING, PAGE19 000GRXJ SOT #36723 ************************************************************************* ************************************************************************* ************************************************************************* National Parks Tour Air/Bus 9 nights Sept. 8-17, 2014 $3,599 2 nts Coeure d Alene, ID, 2 nts Glacier National Park, 2 nts Yellowstone National Park, 1 nt Jackson Hole (see the Grand Tetons), 2 nts Deadwood (trip to Mount Rushmore) Includes transfers to airport, airfare, bus tour, 9 nights accommodations, breakfast & dinner daily, all taxes and gratuities. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com There is celebration and then there is celebration. My problem is I do not know the difference between the two; they all look alike to me. Hiding behind the roast turkey on our Thanksgiving dinner table were the 5 pounds I had lost during the year. They quite conveniently hid their presence from me but that was not the worst of it. Not only were they hiding behind the roast turkey, but also they had assembled relatives. For some reason these pounds heard that relatives were invited to the Thanksgiving dinner. I do not know how it happened; but it happened. The pounds I lost, I have found and they brought relatives with them. I am not sure I want to complain at this point because I feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Here I sit in my easy chair bemoaning the fact that what I lost I eventually found. If only I could find the hundred dollars I lost, I would be a happy camper. At least, I could afford to be a camper. Everybody should rejoice when they find something that they lost, but I am too stuffed now to really rejoice. I feel a little nap coming on. This past year I received an unexpected royalty check from my publisher and truly rejoiced in it. It is always nice to get something you were not expecting. The following week I had to replace the transmission in a vehicle. I know, I should be grateful I had the money so I could do the maintenance work on the vehicle. I am, kind of, sort of, but it would have been nice to have the money and not have to use it. Then, what in the world is money for? This whole year has been like that. I get happy about something I lost and then I find it. I get happy about something I found and then I lose it. This year my age of wisdom was soundly outmaneuvered by my age of foolishness. As I reflected on this I thought about what the apostle Paul said. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do (Romans 7:19). I have come to the point where I believe that the worst of times is designed by God to show me how wonderful the best of times are. I rest on the marvelous truth that my life is not in the times but in the gracious hand of God.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 They are a staple of the American junk food diet and they are a sought after gastronomical delight all over the world. But there is one place where the cheeseburger does not reign king, that is, in the Kosher Jewish kitchen. The prohibition against mixing milk or dairy products with meat appears three times in the Hebrew Bible, in Exodus 23:19, Exodus 34:26 and Deuteronomy 14:21. In the Jewish tradition, when things are repeated in the Torah it is done for emphasis so that this particular law or prohibition is taken seriously. The commandment forbids boiling a kid in its mothers milk. This has been interpreted as a kindness to animals as well as showing a distinction between the Canaanite peoples who practices included mixing milk with meat products. Anything that was against what the pagan population was doing was a way to make the Israelites holy, that is, separate from the nations around them. This was an attempt to create a nation of priests and holy people, a group of people that would be concerned with spiritual and ethical values, serving the one God. Of course, these ideas are all commentary. The great sage, Rashi, also had his version of what the prohibition meant. The verse about boiling a kid (gdee) in his mothers milk refers to any young domestic animal such as a goat, lamb or cow. Had the verse stated gdee eezim, that would have meant a young goat. So Rashi concluded that gdee referred to all meat from a goat, lamb or cow. Since one cannot tell how old a cow was when it was butchered, even an old cow would fall under this custom. It was thought that if one ate meat from a cow with cheese, one could not be sure that the milk for the cheese did not come from the milk of the already butchered mother. This rule of kashrut (keeping kosher) would seem to only apply to red meat but since poultry is also considered meat, chicken, turkey, quail and other domestic birds fall into the category of separating milk and meat even though birds do not produce milk. Therefore in the kosher kitchen there is no chicken Parmesan or chicken Kiev. Saying no to cheeseburgers Judis Journal Judi Siegal PLEASESEEJUDI, PAGE11 mark your calendar and plan on staying if you would like to learn more about CERT.Fire Rescue presentationMembers of the Marion County Fire Rescue Special Operations Unit from Station 21 were at the Marion Landing Lifestyle Center Tuesday, Nov. 19. Lt. David Cooper gave our residents an overview of the services that the Unit provides to the citizens of Marion County, as well as some tips on fire safety and the best practices when calling in an emergency. The group then went outside to learn more about the Fire Rescue Truck and Emergency Rescue vehicles, and they were given a short demonstration by Driver/Engineer J. Ingram. Other members of the Technical Rescue Squad on hand were Firemen/Paramedics N. Wallace, G. Vazoulouas and J. Varney. Free seminarHow to Survive the First Weeks after the Death of a Loved One is the topic of our next free informational seminar scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. and is presented by Dr. Douglas Routledge of Roberts Funeral Homes. Dr. Routledge is a gifted speaker and skillfully weaves together the seriousness of this topic while adding a sense of humor that makes a difficult subject more easily handled. In this seminar, you will learn that there are certain rules that must be understood and implemented if we are to get through this difficult time. Dr. Routledge will present and discuss these rules, and any questions you have will be addressed. Tickets to reserve your seat at the seminar are $1.00 (refunded to you at the door when you attend) with refreshments to follow. Please pick up your tickets at the Tuesday morning Social or in the Activities Office.Travel Below is a listing of the currently scheduled trips offered by the Marion Landing Travel Committee. If you are interested in any of these trips, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center and in your Communicator, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Jan. 29: Trip to Hard Rock, Tampa $23 Feb. 12: Gypsy Gold Horse Farm Tour $15 Feb. 28: Tampa Bay Downs horse racing $54 Mar. 13: Sisters of Swing includes bus from Marion Landing, lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, reserved seats, taxes, gratuities $80 Mar. 24: Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg $47 Apr. 25: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville $7 May 31: Social Security starring Barbara Eden $78Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. PHOTO BY DIANE BRESSMarion Landing board members, from the left, John Alderson, Bill Wurst, Gordon Herrick, Don Hake, and Neil Williams. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com infrastructure at the Ocala airport which supposedly was to bring light manufacturing and other industry to the area. The land still sits empty. The new mall on SR200 is mostly empty. Numerous retail and industrial properties around town are vacant. The wage scale here is sub-standard. Wouldnt the community be better off by luring companies like Amazon, Google, GE, etc, here? $45 million allocated to help build facilities for these type of companies would certainly yield hundreds of higher paying jobs. These employees would generate lots of business for the local retail, service, and medical establishments. We need a minor league franchise? I for one dont disparage professional sports, but the money made by the players and owners does not help the community. I resent having to pay more for my goods so that a few people can benefit; players, owners, and those that like to attend. However, I am for creating a better economy for the people here so I implore the commissioners not to get mired in the hype of having a minor league franchise, but to look at spending our money wisely. Dont foolishly run us into the ground as the D.C. bureaucrats have done. R. Mowrey Quail Meadow LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 While many people are out on a shopping spree to liquidate any cash reserves they might have left, I am taking this time to do a little bit of reflection. Shopping is not my favorite thing to do. I forgot about it last week and Thursday evening I took my granddaughter to Walmart to buy something. The aisles were packed with people standing around waiting for some event to occur. Not knowing what that event might be, my little granddaughter and I slowly retreated from the store. I forgot it was black Thursday and I did not want to end up with a black eye. I do not go shopping that much, but, is it me or are shoppers mean people? Just do not get between them and whatever event is taking place. I have come to the wonderful place in life that I can afford anything I want. Fortunately, I cannot think of anything I really want. Not so with the crowd I found at Walmart. They wanted something really bad, and I wanted to get out of the store really bad. Both got their wishes. I have since retreated to the solitude of my easy chair. Thanksgiving dinner is over, everybodys focus is on Christmas and so I plan to take advantage of this space. Everybody is somewhere and I am glad (you did not hear me say it) they are not here. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is in the kitchen doing whatever she does in the kitchen. I have learned after 43 years of marital bliss that if I want to maintain the bliss in my marriage I need to keep out of the kitchen when someone else is there, especially her. I have learned to live with this and it is a wonderful life. Resting and reflecting in my easy chair, I began thinking about the past year. The best way to sum up the past year for me was Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness. Of course, I would have to fudge a little bit on the age of wisdom. Outside A Charles Dickens kind of year Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder of that, that sums up my past year very nicely. Just when you think everything is going smoothly, there is a little unexpected bump in the road. The other way around is also true. Just when you think all you have are bumps in the road, you hit a smooth patch and you do not really know what to do. Take this Thanksgiving for example. Throughout the year I had managed (under some very strict supervision from you know who) to lose around 5 pounds. I was celebrating this loss quite jubilantly. That is, until the Thanksgiving dinner. I thought to myself, Self, you have done a fine job this past year it is time to celebrate. PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE10 THE DRY GRASS OF AUGUST By Anna Jean Mayhew Its August, 1954, only two-and-a-half months after the US Supreme Court declared in Brown v. Board of Education that separate is not equal, when the wellto-do but dysfunctional Watts family leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Deep South, their final destination the fruitcake capitol of Claxton, Georgia. Packed into the family car are mother Paula, teenagers Jubie and older sister Stell, 8year-old Puddin and toddler Davie. Almost buried beneath this brood is their AfricanAmerican maid Mary Luther, whos in charge of them all. Left behind for the first time is father Bill Watts businessman, heavy drinker, adulterer, and child abuser. For curious, precocious 13-year-old Jubie the trip is an eye opener to degrading racism and the inability of her family to protect their beloved Mary in a hostile environment. It is also a journey from childhood to maturity. The opening paragraph of this absorbing debut novel is heavy with foreshadowing. First-person narrator Jubie says of her 16-year-old sisters new driving license that it made that trip different from any others, because if she hadnt had it, we never would have been stuck in Sallys Motel Park in Claxton, Georgia, where we went to buy fruitcakes and had a wreck instead. And Mary would still be with us. Although all of the characters are well delineated, the most puzzling is the mother, who is alternately protective of her maid and indifferent to the womans predicament in trying to find toilet facilities and a food vendor willing to serve her. Mayhew vividly demonstrates a time in American history when travelers to the South encountered signs warning NEGROESObserve Curfew! WHITES ONLY after sundown! Such signs are shocking to the Watts children to whom Mary is the woman offering love and comfort when their preoccupied parents cannot. The wise, compassionate black servant is a staple in American literature. Like Mary Luther, Dilsey Gibson, the black retainer of William Faulkners The Sound and the Fury is the glue holding together the troubled Compsons. Even Mammy in Margaret Mitchells Gone with the Wind is a rock when all around is utter destruction. And, of course, who can forget the acclaimed novel and movie The Help and those remarkable maids. Mayhews is a quick read of only 300 pages that snares readers from the very first sentence. Story of a family encountering racism Bookmark Pat Wellington 000FYQ7 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! 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 6, 2013 BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenIf you want to understand the U.S.-Iran controversy, know this: It is not about nuclear weapons. Youre thinking: Of course its about nuclear weapons. Everyone says so. Well, not everyone does. But it isnt a numbers game. As William O. Beeman points out in the Huffington Post, There is a strange irony in President Obamas announcement of the temporary agreement. He mentioned the term nuclear weapon multiple times in his announcement, implying that Iran was on a path to develop such a weapon. One wonders if he actually believes this or if his repeated implied accusation was a rhetorical device designed to placate his hard-line critics. The president must know by this time that there is no evidence that Iran has or ever had a nuclear weapons program. Every relevant intelligence agency in the world has verified this fact for more than a decade. Two U.S. National Intelligence Estimates that were made public in 2007 and 2011 underscored this. The International Atomic Energy Agency has also consistently asserted that Iran has not diverted any nuclear material for any military purpose. Even Israeli intelligence analysts agree that Iran is not a danger to Israel. Ironically, when critics of the interim agreement say Iran gave up little, they are right. By yielding to the P5+1 demands, in essence Iran has allowed itself to be persuaded to stop temporarily doing what it never intended to do make a nuclear weapon, Beeman writes. The United States and its allies made the improbable leap that having enriched uranium would immediately lead to a nuclear weapon. This is an immense mistake so large that one must suspect that it is essentially hyped for public consumption. In return for agreeing to stop doing what it had no intention of doing, Iran will get the slightest relief from the economic sanctions that inflict so much suffering on the people. Theres another irony. The reactionaries on all sides including in the U.S. Congress oppose rapprochement between Iran and the United States for some of the same reasons. Look at the leading opponents of the agreement: Israel and Saudi Arabia. They are among the U.S. governments closest allies in the Middle East. For overlapping reasons, both would hate to see the 34-year-old cold war between the United States and Iran come to an end. Saudi Arabia, which is wellequipped militarily by the United States, is an Arab Sunni Muslim kingdom. Iran is the large, influential Persian state dominated by the other side in the Islamic schism: Shiism. (What Iran calls the Persian Gulf, Arabs call the Arabian Gulf.) Iran was a U.S. client-state until 1979, when the Islamic Revolution overthrew the repressive shah, whom the U.S. government had restored to power after ousting a democratic regime in 1953. Saudi Arabia, which enjoys protection under Americas nuclear umbrella, does not want to see Iran back in the good graces of the United States, since it would diminish its prominence in the Middle East. Israel, the worlds largest recipient of U.S. military armaments, a nuclear power, and thus the most potent country in the region, has used its might to subjugate the Palestinians, systematically steal their land, and intimidate its neighbors, for example, by periodically invading Lebanon. Its leadership needs to manufacture enemies to distract the world from its inhumane policies, which the U.S. government, pushed by Israels lobby, enables. Thus the Iranians, who have made repeated peace overtures, are portrayed as an existential threat, which is absurd: Even if one were to make all the fantastic assumptions required to see Iran with a nuclear weapon, what good would it be against Israel, which has hundreds of nukes, some of them on invulnerable submarines? Yoel Guzansky, a former member of Israels National Security Council, revealed much when he condemned the interim agreement as giving Iran a signature that its a legitimate country. How hypocritical. The Iranian people, which includes a large, educated middle class, would welcome friendship with America. Both they and the American people would prosper from trade, tourism, and other personal contact. As a bonus, such friendship would inevitably weaken Irans theocracy which is why the hardliners on all sides are determined to prevent it.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). The annual festival known as Light Up Ocala took place Saturday, Nov. 23 downtown, and it was a neat event, if you dont mind walking and standing. The festival was spread out to six blocks, north and south, and one block wide. This killed the onstreet parking that usually goes along with these events, and it became an adventure finding a place to put your car. I arrived about 3:45 for the 4 p.m. event. I drove around and saw the situation, so I headed down First Avenue West to where I knew there were a couple of parking lots outside the citys blockade. Both lots were completely empty, but both were roped off so no one could use them. Now you have to wonder why no one can park there. Who made the decision? Was it the event organizers? Was it the property owners? So I went back and circled the area, finally realizing that one of the lots I usually park in, across from the Square, had spaces available, but you had to pay. By this time it was after 4, the childrens parade was at 4:30, so I plunked down my 5 bucks, got a ticket as evidence from a man wearing a code enforcement shirt (dont know what that meant) and stayed in my regular lot. There were a lot of people who chose to park farther away. In my travels, I had to wait while an entire dance school came from the area of the parking garage to the new staging area for the parade, which was north of the now-closed Boulevard on Magnolia. One of the big questions each year is Where is the parade route this time? It seems to change all the time. A lot of people had worked their way up Magnolia to view the parade, which would eventually go around the Square. The vendors in the area were doing a brisk business. I even bought something for my house, a little plaque that read: Welcome to grandmas house. Children spoiled while you wait. I watched, though, after the parade passed by, and the crowds dropped off dramatically. The vendors were spread out, and now these people on North Magnolia barely had people walking by. I hope it went well for them later in the evening. Before the parade, I watched the entertainment begin on the newly refurbished Square. You could do just about anything there watch, sing along, dance everything except sit comfortably. The oft-seen bleachers were nowhere to be found. People were standing around trying to control their children without any chance of resting comfortably. The celebration was bright, a good kickoff for the Christmas season, and the Square is beautifully decorated. But there are problems to be worked out. Hopefully things can be squared away before next year.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. One of the sad stories last week came out of Sweetwater Oaks, a development on Northwest 44th Avenue, across the street from the Quail Meadow area. A 75-year-old man called 911 from there and reported that his house was on fire. When he had been awakened, his wife got out, but he stayed there to report the blaze. He sounded amazing calm on the tape. By the time firefighters got to the house, they had to pull the seriously injured man out and he was hospitalized. Theres a big lesson in this for all of us. Almost anything in a house can be replaced. Whether its important papers, documents, memorabilia, including photos, can all be repurchased or obtained by donation after the fire. But a human life is irreplaceable. You should never stay in a burning house. Even if you think you are doing a good thing by calling the fire department, you are unnecessarily putting your health and even your life at risk. If you should get out, you should never go back in to save some material goods. From all reports, firefighters arrived quickly, probably saving the mans life. It was apparent from all the stories that neighbors rushed to help the couple that lived there. If the victims had quickly run to a neighboring home yelling fire, we feel reasonably sure that someone would call the emergency number. Work ahead of time on a plan that would get your whole family out of a burning structure. Arrange a meeting place so you can immediately determine if anyone is missing. We look at some fire education as childish, but stop, drop and roll is viable at any age. It gets you below the smoke and you can head for the door. So please, be careful and be aware of the dangers of a fast-moving fire. We always want all of you to continue reading us next week. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY House on fire? Just get out Walking, standing at Light Up Ocala Iran: Its not really about its nuclear weapons READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR Against stadiumI was glad to see that the county commissioners balked at putting the sales tax increase to fund the proposed stadium for the NY Yankees on the March ballot. Had they done so it would have been a disservice to the community they were elected to serve. At a time when unemployment and underemployment here in Marion County is at an all time high it makes no sense to commit to $45 million dollars to build a stadium that will generate very few jobs. And the jobs that are created will most likely be low wage jobs in concession, ticketing and janitorial positions. The Tampa Tribune ran an article on Oct. 28 titled, Ocala, Yankees reach agreement to move Tampa team. In that article they stated that Hillsborough County received about $100,000 a year to lease the county-owned stadium, plus a ticket surcharge that yielded about $135,000 a year. So, if this is all they did in the heavily populated Hillsborough County area I would assume we cant do much better. If Marion County were to receive the same kind of payback of $235,000 per year it would take 191 years to recoup the investment. Now I know they propose all kinds of events beyond baseball so there would be additional revenue generated, however, I dont think we would do as well for baseball as they have done in the Tampa Bay area, so we may not see the $235,000 per year payback. At a time when the federal government has spent us into a $17 trillion hole I feel we need to be more realistic and prudent on the local level. Millions have been spent on PLEASESEELETTER, PAGE9 In 1980 Sesame Streets Cookie Monster proclaimed Dec. 4 to be National Cookie Day. We missed it by two days, but you can still travel down Pun Alley to read some sweet stories while having some real cookies.Cookie monsterThe children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray, Take only one. God is watching. Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, Take all you want. God is watching the apples.Slow cookieOn his way in to a local grocery, John was stopped by a gaggle of small girls selling Girl Scout cookies. When he said Yes, hed take a box, a Brownie asked, What kind? Helpfully he inquired, Oh, lets see; which is your slowest seller? The tiny spokesperson thought a minute, then, pointing toward another girl, stated emphatically, Brittany!ReliefDuring the Civil War, Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, carried around a tin of cookies. Many solders suffered from allergic reactions because they were not accustomed to pollens and so forth so far from home. These solders were not cured, but at least eased, by the Clara tin.Cookie crumbs Nancy is an imaginative cook. She wraps spaghetti around meatballs and calls them hot yo-yos. The other day she cooked her spaghetti too long four feet. Wife: I baked two kinds of cookies today. Would you like to take your pick? Husband: No thanks. Ill use my hammer. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Wife: This is rabbit stew were having. Husband: Thought so. I just found a hair in mine. Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? Wife: Darling, you know that cake you asked me to bake for you? Well, the dog ate it. Husband: Thats okay, dear; dont cry. Ill buy you another dog. Ive got a dining room set that goes back to Louis the Fourteenth. That is, Here are some sweet stories while having holiday cookies Pun Alley Dick Frank unless I pay Louis by the thirteenth. Teacher: What are you, animal, vegetable or mineral? Little boy: Vegetable. I am a human bean! She used to serve him dehydrated food, right out of the package. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problem prone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that stick-to-it-ivity you do so well, and youll soon find that your schedule is back in sync. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace situation. Some discreet checking could help shed light on the cause of the problem. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stubbornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more receptive by the weeks end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word persuasion starts with the sound purr. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A disappointing experience with someone you felt you could trust can be painful. But there just might be more to this situation than youre aware of. Press for explanation. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Changing your views about something you believe in isnt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youre uneasy about what you might learn. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might have to do some serious shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A delay in firming up holiday plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youve welcomed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. Its best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach. If you said, I do! 50 years or more ago, and have been married to the same person since then, enter Ocala Civic Theatres I Did! I Did! contest and tell us your story for a chance to win a special prize package! Live on stage from Jan. 9-19, the charming musical I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do! celebrates the long and happy marriage of Michael and Agnes Snow from their wedding day to their golden anniversary. In honor of this dearly beloved classic, Ocala Civic Theatre will choose 10 couples married 50 years or longer to be recognized through our I Did! I Did! contest. The winning couples will each receive two tickets to I Do! I Do! I Do! I Do!, dinner, flowers, and a portrait by a professional photographer. There is no cost to enter I Did! I Did! You may nominate family, friends, or yourself. The deadline is Dec. 20. To enter, submit your names and wedding date, and tell us one of the following stories: 1) Tell us about your wedding or proposal. 2) Tell us your secret to a long, happy marriage. 3) Tell us something special about your spouse or a special event since youve been married. You can drop off your entry to the Ocala Civic Theatre box office, e-mail it to mbritt@ocalacivictheatre.com, or mail it to: I Did! I Did! Ocala Civic Theatre 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 For more information, call 352-2362274. Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center, produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving almost 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season and reaching more than 1,000 students ages 4-18 year-round through the Education Department. Civic Theatre seeks couples married 50 years or more The Ocala Symphony Orchestra presents the 10th annual Symphony Under the Lights on Friday, Dec. 13 at Citizens Circle. This performance marks the events second year at the new City Hall location, located at 110 SE Watula Ave., offering a more comfortable listening environment for the expected large number of attendees. Originally established by former Mayor Gerald Ergle, the City of Ocala, the Symphony Under the Lights concert has been a generous gift from the Jenkins Auto Group. This free community concert is designed to help ring in the spirit of the holiday season. Our community is most fortunate to have philanthropic business leaders like Don and Kelley Jenkins, and the staff at Jenkins Auto Group who make events like this possible. This winter tradition in Ocala is a wonderful opportunity to gather the family together, share some hot chocolate, and listen to great holiday favorites, said Maestro Matthew Wardell. The night kicks off at 7 with performances by the Ocala Youth Symphony and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra, along with a special collaboration of the two orchestras. Dont miss your chance to see these two local symphonies play your favorite festive melodies side-by-side under the glittering lights in Ocalas Historic Downtown area. 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Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com nent substitutes have taken the place of certified teachers. Art, music and PE teachers now share schools. Thus Noonan, a retired field director for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and Seaman, organizer of Awake the State and online director for Progress Florida, will offer solutions proposed by Marions United for Public Education A Q and A will follow their presentations. The nonpartisan speaker/luncheon group meets on the second Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City, State Road 200 and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A $10 charge which includes the buffet, tax, tip and a drink is paid directly to the restaurant. Please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail or telephone 352/873-9970 for more information. Saturday, Dec. 14 Methodist Church breakfastOcala West United Methodist Church Mens Club will hold a community-wide breakfast on Saturday, Dec.14, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat is still only $5. As a special bonus, the Womens Club is having a cookie sale. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. Phone number is 352-854-9550.Sunday, Dec. 15 Belleview preps for paradeBelleview South Marion Chamber of Commerce presents 2013 Belleview Christmas Parade Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. This years theme is White Christmas. Come on out and enjoy the day along 441 in Belleview, beginning at the intersection of 441 and 110th St. and ending at Robinson Road and 441. The parade will feature the anticipated entries such as police cars, ambulances, high school bands as well as our special guest Santa Claus. Applications and rules are available at the Chamber office for your float, band, or group. There is still time for your application. Call 352-245-2178 or e-mail belleviewchamber@gmail.com for more information.The Star Still ShinesThe Star StillShines. Join in friendship and fellowship celebrating Christmas Southern Gospel style, proclaiming the true reason for our seasonal celebration: Jesus is the one true light of the world. The star symbolizes so much: Guidance.....the shepherds and the wisemen needed direction, Faithfulness....the Magi only had the star to guide them, Change....those men were never the same after experiencing the Christ Child. Experience Gods road map for how we should live, 10:30 a.m. during the woship service. Should you miss the morning presentation of The Star Still Shines, join later in the day and enjoy while you learn the true reason for our seasonal celebration and that Jesus is the one true light of the world, 6 p.m.. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org. Monday, Dec. 16 Legion Post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt at 352322-5966.Thursday, Dec. 19 Interfaith Sunrise Breakfast at Gator JoesFor many years, Randy Harris and Chuck Pardee hosted the Campfire Breakfast on the Ocklawaha and we all enjoyed the good times and fellowship. They saw this as a great time to put all of our differences aside in the spirit of the season although, according to Pardee, this year Nole fans should beware of the cold, deep, Gator infested water of Lake Weir. 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Hope your Thanksgiving holiday was a nice one. Seems like the cookie baking starts now. My husband is a cookie monster. He loves all kinds of cookies so guess I better get going with the baking!Results of Solid GoldThe results of the Solid Gold Dance on Nov. 16 are very good, according to Cindy Hutchins. Al Sutphen brought some really nice music to the Spruce Creek North clubhouse. It was music that everyone could enjoy. There were over 50 people who showed up. 50/50 was played and goodies and refreshments were served. Cindy is the president of the social committee and organizes all these dances.. Our many thanks to her.Christmas Dinner DanceTomorrow night (Saturday) at 6 p.m. is the SCN Christmas dinner dance. It should be a wonderful affair with Music by George. The catering will be done by Sonnys with barbecued chicken and pulled pork with vegetables, dessert and refreshments all for $13. Quite a few tickets have been sold. Hope yours is one of them!Betty TestaBetty Testa, one of SCN long time residents, recently moved to New Jersey. She is truly missed. She was in many activities. She used to lead water exercises and also attended floor exercises, plus played Mah Jongg. She also volunteered at a thrift store for over 20 years. Betty donated two brand new barbecue grills (in honor of her late husband) to the SCN clubhouse for their cookouts. We wish her much happiness in her new home.Crepe Myrtles vs. magnoliasFor the new residents moving in the area who would like to plant things in their yards, crepe myrtles are one of the best bushes to plant here. There are a variety of colors (one even looks like the lilacs up north) and very hardy. Now if you like magnolias, God Bless you! Our experience with magnolias is that they are very messy, constantly dropping leaves and cones all year long, so let your conscience be your guide.Another DanceGet ready for the New Years Eve dance as its right around the corner. Tickets will be sold Dec. 17 and 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome. Music will be furnished by the Ocala Jazz band. They will play from 8:15-12:15. Cost is $12.50. Snacks and dessert and coffee will be served.CorrectionsIn my column two weeks ago I stated that Charlotte Berrent was the leader of the Mah Jongg. Well unfor-Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Results of Solid Gold Dance were very good Spruce Creek North Jan Liberio PLEASESEESCN, PAGE25 Saturday, Dec. 7, Sunday, Dec. 8 Concert band to performThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band, under the direction of Les Muncaster, announces its December 2013 Christmas in the Air concert series on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 SE Fort King St. Musical selections include: Jingle Bells Forever; Sleigh Ride; Ave Maria; Christmas in the 50s and many more! Pre-concert music will be provided by the KOS Woodwind Quintet. All performances are free (donations are accepted) and open to the public. For more information, please call 352-624-9291 or visit our website at www.kingdomofthesunband.org.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.Temple Bnai Darom flea marketOn Sunday, Dec. 8 Temple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala will be holding a flea market/craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by an auction at 3 p.m. conducted by auctioneer Bruce Dennerstein. New and used merchandise will be available for sale as well as beautifully handcrafted items suitable for holiday gifts. The auction will also have new and used merchandise at bargain prices with no buyers premium. Outdoor vendor space is still available at $10 per space. For information or directions call Shelly at 352-694-3655.Monday, Dec. 9, Tuesday, Dec. 10 GFWC Womans Clubs to meetThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala Evening Group will meet Monday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Allergy and Asthma Care, 1740 SE 18th St., Ocala, for an Ugly Christmas Clothes Party. There will be a prize for the funniest or most outlandish outfit! Bring a wacky, inexpensive gift to exchange. Light refreshments will be served. The meeting is open to all ladies in the community. For more information call Patti at 352-3512708 or email to pbs1515@gmail.com. The GFWC Womans Club of Ocala Day Group will meet Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 11:45 a.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala, for lunch, a program and business meeting. The speaker will be Kristina Donohue, Executive Director of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. She will discuss plans for the renovation of the City Auditorium at Tuscawilla Park which will be the new home of the Ocala Symphony. The auditorium has been renamed Ocala Arts Center. A guest musician from the Orchestra will provide holiday entertainment. For luncheon reservations call Mary at 352-347-3975. For further information about the Womans Club contact Patti, President, at 352-3512708. All women in the area are welcome. Friday, Dec. 13 Historic Home tourHistoric Ocala Preservation Society annual Christmas Historic Home Candlelight Tour will be Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. In addition to candlelight tour, 7 Sisters Inn Bed & Breakfast will also be open 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday evening for touring with a candlelight ticket. Also may tour 7 Sisters Inn on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. with HOPS tour ticket. All homes surround Turnipseed Park, between SE 12th Street and SE 13th Avenue. Santa, refreshments, and entertainment will be at the park Tickets: Adult $10 pre-sale, and $12 evening of tour. 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Come in for your 2014 Calendar ERA BIG SUN REALTY John & Brenda Haynes 237-4343 or 895-3027 Margaret Orlando 237-4343 Maryellen Cotten 266-4849 Dawn & Bob Perinchief 572-6119 Bill Aker 299-4571 Jim McIntyre 362-0788 Lynne Kampf 812-0557 Steve Rudminas 875-8310 Lori Kovalenko 502-0602 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor OP EN 7 D AY S www.bigsunrealty .com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES 000GSQ3 NOW HIRING SALES ASSOCIATES FOR BUSY OFFICE Please contact John Haynes at 352-237-4343 or e-mail him at bigsunrealty@cfl.rr.com Marvin Brooks 989-3162 COME T AKE A LOOK Super nice home featuring 2/2/2, split bedroom plan, dining room, Florida room under h&A plus vinyl enclosed lanai, chain-linked fenced backyard. W ood 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 . . . . . . . . . . . $79,500 6341 SW 111 ST DIRECTIONS: SW H wy. 200, T/L on 60th A ve., this becomes 62nd A ve., T/R 111th S t. to home on R t. OPEN HOUSE 6341 SW 111 ST. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 8760-D SW 98TH ST. RD. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 9347 SW 94 LP. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL 3BR, 2BA HOME with all the WOW features, cherrywood floors & maple cabinets, eat-in kitchen, zodiac countertops, S/S appliances. MLS#399482/MB/MAS . . . . . . $259,900 GREAT HOME IN OTOW. Home features living room with dining area, eat-in kit. with snack bar and lots of cabinets, family room + finished Florida room overlooking private backyard. There is also a large screened-in porch off the family room. The H/A was replaced 5/13 roof replaced in 2006. There is a 1.5 car garage that is 36 ft. long for work area. Enjoy your front porch on a shady oak tree lined street. MLS#399661/JH/PER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $44,900 VERY MOTIVATED SELLERS. MOVE-IN READY JUST BRING YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS. Cute as a button 2/2/1 with family room, Florida room under heat & air overlooking private backyard. Light & bright, new carpeting, newer appliances, pull-outs in kitchen cabinets, pull-down ladder in garage for storage. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#391355/BH/MAR . . $34,500 INCREDIBLE HOME 4/3/2 on corner lot in gated community Brick exterior, upgrades galore & spacious living interior. Fenced yard with patio entertainment area. This is an absolute MUST SEE! MLS#397530/DP/DOR . . . . . . . . $249,900 NICE HOME located in one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Some features include: 2/2/1, glassenclosed Florida room under H&A plus open patio, carpet & title flooring throughout, extra built-in cabinets in kitchen & both baths, includes all appliance. MLS#393898/BH/RON . . . . . . . . . . . . . $36,900 CLEAN UPDATED, well-maintained 2/2/2 in Oak Run, newer 2007 A/C & appliances, queen-size Murphy bed in guest room. MLS#397897/SR/EMR . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110,000 WELL-MAINTAINED 2/2/2 VILLA This villa has solar tubes in kitchen and guest bath. Large kitchen with island and pull-outs on cabinets overlooks. Kitchen also, overlooks family rm. Living/dining rms. Combined for formal entertaining. New heat/AC 2013, roof replaced 2 to 3 years ago. Garage door has newer screen doors in 2011. Screened porch in back and rocking chair front porch. Dont miss previewing this Villa. MLS#398755/LBK/DIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . $62,900 NICE HOME located in one of the most sought after 55+ adult communities in Ocala. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage, dining room, Florida room open to dining room, vinyl enclosed lanai. All this and so much more sitting on a beautiful corner lot. MLS#396889/BH/FIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $69,000 THE PERFECT SNOWBIRD NEST 2/2.5/2 TOWNHOUSE! Roof replaced in 2013, AC /heat replaced in 2008, exterior just freshly painted. T ile in living/dining area, kitchen, family rm. and baths. K itchen has a new stainless sink and garage disposal. P lus inside laundry and a half bath downstairs. L arge bedrooms upstairs with extra closet space. P lantation binds on downstairs windows. P lus enclosed lanai and rocking chair front which overlooks a park-like setting. H ome being sold as is with right to inspect. buyer to pay title insurance at closing. MLS#399102/LBK/BUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,900 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. smooth-top range, washer and dryer. Fenced in BBQ area in back of the house with garden area. MLS#397580/JH/BAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $39,900 ONE-OF-A-KIND! E verything 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 BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE 3/2/2 HOME & relax and enjoy on your screened lanai! MLS#398879/MB/BRI $159,900 9347 SW 94 LP. DIRECTIONS: Enter OTOW Rt.200 gate, continue to L 94th. L 96th. Ave. L 94th Pl. L 94th Loop house on left. AWESOME Move-in ready home located in one of the most sought after 55+ adult communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, split bedroom plan, vinyl-enclosed lanai w/new screens & tinted windows for privacy, laminate flooring throughout except for the kitchen & both baths, pass-through window from kitchen overlooking formal dining room & living room, New stainless steel appliances, newer double pane windows, energy home insulation. Beautiful private backyard. Mr. & Mrs. Clean live here. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#397415/BH/DAV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $114,500 11291 SW 78TH CIR. DIRECTIONS: S W Hwy. 200 to Oak Run main ent., T/L 78th C ir. into T imbergate to home on L T. OPEN HOUSE 11291 SW 78TH CIR. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OP EN SUNDAY 12:00-1:00 PM SPRUCE CREEK ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM WELL-KEPT 2/2/2 split bedrooms, large Florida room with French doors, screen porch, double pane windows, solar tube, lots of privacy in rear. MLS#399703/SR/HOR . . . . . . . $54,900 8760-D SW 98TH ST. RD. DIRECTIONS: From O TOW main gate, 2nd left onto 89th C t. R d., then immediate left onto 98th S t. R d., then 3rd right, which is also 98th S t. R d., to 8760D last unit on your left. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDA Y 1:30-3:00 PM OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD MEADOW GLENN ON TOP OF THE WORLD AWESOME VIEW OF THE GOLF COURSE Super nice home featuring 2/2/2 w/study/den, Beautiful cherry cabinets in kitchen, glass-enclosed lanai overlooking golf course. GOLF CART INCLUDED. MLS#396448/MB/LAR . . . . . . . . . . . . $179,000 CANDLER HILLS NEAT, CLEAN & MOVE-IN READY in 55+ community in Ocala. This 2/2/1.5 villa hosts a living, dining room, eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms and baths, enclosed lanai, rocking chair front porch. Roof replaced 2007, newer washer/dryer. MLS#397814/LBK/SMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,900 ON TOP OF THE WORLD 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 PINE RUN ESTATES 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 with island, large vinyl enclosed lanai and so much more. MLS#395942/BH/HEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,500 ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN SALE PENDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING CANDLER HILLS PRICE RED UCED PRICE RED UCED SALE PENDING

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Friday, Dec. 6 Paint Your GriefThere is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are many ways to express feelings that lead to hope, healing and happiness. Paint Your Grief on Dec. 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. is a free, experiential workshop to help you see, feel and express your grief. Hospice of Marion County, Grace Episcopal Church, and Munroe Regional Medical Center are offering this workshop. Pick up a brush and lay it on paper to reveal the colors, images and ideas that come to your mind. No art experience or talent is required to participate. All supplies are furnished. Only 12 spaces are available. Call 352-873-7456 to RSVP. Light refreshments will be served. Grief that follows loss is natural. The healing process takes time and Hospice of Marion County knows how to help. The event will take place in the Hospice Education Center (3231 SW 34th Ave., Ocala). Home For the Holidays barbershop concertAscension Lutheran Church at 5730 SE 28th St. at Baseline Road, Ocala, will host a Christmas concert of four-part harmony, Barbershop style, at 7 p.m. featuring chorus and quartets, Wired for Sound from Ocala, and A Matter of Taste from New Port Richey. A local favorite, Marcia Muncaster will perform Oh, Holy Night. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a Silent Auction (also during intermission for gift shopping), and tickets are sold at the door: $10 for seniors, $12 for adults, $5 for 10-18-year-olds, and under 10 are free. Call Jackie for more information at 352-288-8841.Civic Chorales Sounds of ChristmasFor 26 years, the dedicated musicians of The Marion Civic Chorale have brought to Marion County a wide repertoire of classical and popular music. For our 2013 Christmas concert, Matthew Bumbach, MCC Conductor and Director of Vocal Studies, College of Central Florida, presents Antonio Vivaldis Gloria, with guest soloists and orchestra. Also featured will be the music of John Rutter and Matthew Bumbach. Performances are set for St. George Anglican Cathedral, 5646 S.E. 28th St., on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.; and First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Conductor is Matthew Bumbach and accompanist is Ricky Hendrix. Admission is free. Donations support our student scholarship program.Movie The Christmas ExperienceBegin your Christmas season celebration joining in friendship and fellowship while enjoying a special showing of The Christmas Experience, a Christmas movie for all. Popcorn will be served. Relax, get comfortable, eat popcorn and enjoy a movie that will get you into the spirit of the season. It will show at 6:30 p.m.Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Santa comes to Hawthorne VillageOn Dec. 6, Santa Claus is coming to town and making a stop at Hawthorne Village Retirement Community, 4100 SW 33rd Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m. Children and families can take a walk down candy cane lane and have a free photo taken with Santa. Enjoy decorating cookies around the Christmas tree. For more information please call 352-237-7776.Saturday, Dec. 7 Christmas Concert by ChoraleOn Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a Christmas Concert at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (which is SR 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The concert will include the much-loved Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi and other selections by John Rutter. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless. For information, call 352-537-0207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org.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. tunately Charlotte moved to New York to be near her daughter. We wish her good health and happiness. I am not sure who is running the Mah Jongg but I will find out. Also I stated That Diane Prichard was news letter editor for a year but actually it was two years! Sorry!Weed and FeedIt seems like Scotts Weed and Feed does a great job in the fall and spring. Make sure its for your type of lawn, Bahia, St. Augustine, etc. This stuff kills most weeds including nutsedge and dollar weed. Its a little pricey but worth it.Billiard BoysThe billiard boys really need some new players. Just show up at the SCN clubhouse from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. No money is involved. Players from different communities are always welcome. Do you have your Christmas cards all made out? Its a job but so good to keep in touch with friends and family. The computers are ok but not for Christmas greetings. Lets hope you didnt eat too much for Thanksgiving, as you only have less than three weeks until Christmas to get the pounds off so you can overeat again! See you on Dec. 20!Jan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her husband Jim and can be reached via e-mail at JnLiber@aol.com or drop suggestions in the mail slot at SCN clubhouse. Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SCNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 24 Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with games beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday Evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a fish fry on the second and fourth Fridays of every Month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. Note: There will be no fish dinners the month of December due to other activities. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor, Chicken Wings and/or Shrimp Baskets every first and third Fridays of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. All of our frying is done 100 percent trans fat free frying oil. The VFW will sponsor a char grilled 10-ounce New York strip dinner with potato, vegetable, salad, roll, butter and a dessert on the first Saturday of the mnth for an $11 donation. Tickets are advance sale only. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Dinner is served from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the Canteen provided by: 12-6 Richie Evans and 12-7 Ken Jackson. Music is playing each night from 7 to 11 p.m. Lunches are available Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu varies. Enjoy Philly cheese steaks every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The VFW will sponsor a holiday dinner with entertainment on Saturday, Dec. 21 for members and guests only. Come and enjoy prime rib or chicken cordon bleu (selection to be made at ticket purchase) salad, baked potato, vegetables, bread/butter and desert. Canteen will close at 5:30 for regular business, serving starts at 6 p.m. and entertainment at 7. Entertainment provided by Mark Allen will Mystify you with his magic at 7 p.m. then David Baldwin will entertain you with music and take your requests. Donation $25 per person. Tickets available in the Canteen, no tickets sold at the door. Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is at 9401 SW 119th St. Telephone 352-8734781. For members and guests only. Upcoming events at VFW Post 4781 SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.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. 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Commissioner Earl Arnett said that the stadium should come first in the funding, but then there should be public safety. Ocala City Manager Matt Brower discussing the funding, while some city and county officials originally disagreeing on the length of the bonds. It then went into a discussion of the timeline for financing. Eventually, when he called for action and no one responded, Chairman Carl Zalak passed the gavel to McClain, and Zalak made the motion to approve, which then passed unanimously. If the sales tax referendum passes, the funding would not be available until January 2015. The city wants to start construction in the summer of 2014, and will have to obtain financing to be paid back from the sales tax revenue. In the morning session, Wilcox provided figures that showed that the turnout would probably be the same in March as in other times of the year. Answering a question about the integrity of the election and safeguards against fraud, he explained the process that includes mailing about 216,000 ballots. One of the requirements when the ballot is returned is that the back of the envelope must be signed, and the signature must match the one on record for the voter. He said after that the ballots would never leave our facility, which he says has dual security systems. He said he believed he could conduct the election for the same cost, whether by mail or traditional polling places votes. He said the ballots would be mailed Feb. 26. Overseas ballots would be mailed Jan. 31. During the public comments in the morning, several people who had spoken earlier against the proposal spoke once more. One woman spoke about a semipro team in Leesburg, one person recommended upgrading the College of Central Florida field, and another kept referring to a triple A team. The Florida State League Tampa Yankees are a Class A team. The Yankees triple A team is in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Butch Verrando pointed out the failure of Greenlight in Dunnellon, and said this ballfield has the potential to do the same thing for the city of Ocala. He was one of several people, including commissioners, who want to emphasize that local contractors and workers be used for the project. Friday, December 6, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Todays New Ads AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. DEC. 8th. 1-800-438-8559 SADDLE OAK Sat. Dec. 7th, 8am-3pm MOVING SALEFurniture, Household Goods & Some tools 5636 SW 58th Street SHWINN Model A20 Recumbant Bike like new $50. Sony PS 3, just in time for Christmas, barely used, $100. (352) 291-2265 SPRING HILLCLASSES LAST CLASSOF 2013 COSMETOLOGY December 16TH DAY & NIGHT SCHOOLFULL TIME & P AR TTIME BENESInternational School of Beauty www .benes.edu (727) 848-8415 (352) 263-2744ST A TE APPROVED FOR V A TRAINING WE BUY ANTIQUES & OLD STUFF! Jim & Sheila Reed 352-873-9910 or 352-219-4134 SHWINN Model A20 Recumbant Bike likenew $50. Sony PS 3, just in time for Christmas, barely used, $100. (352) 291-2265 ABSOLUTE ON-SITE AUCTION12940 SW 66 ST OCALA Information (352) 489-3836 SAT. DEC 7th, AUCTION starts at 10A.M PREVIEW 9A.M.Too many items to list! 10% Buyers Premium. Auctioneer James Tate. AU2266/AB1641 Visa, M/C accepted DUDLEYS AUCTION SIX AUCTIONS ++ Personal Property & REAL ESTATE++ 12 5 Estate Adven tur e Auction 4000 US 41S @ hall (out) 3pm, (in) 6pm **Two auctions in one day!** Several estates-quality items-furniture-tools -Holiday gifts & decorations. 12 6 On Site Real Estate Home & Contents Auction 9am 21 S Jackson St Beverly Hills Fl 3/1.5 Home, 2 carports & 2 sheds +furniture, mower, tools++ 12 6 Black Diamond Golf Course ABSO LUTE Lot 1:00pm 3101 W Ber muda Dunes Lecanto 34461 #18 Fairway 124x201x 35x 140. 12 6 Inver ness Real Estate Home Auc tion 3:00pm 6065 E Penr ose St Inver ness, Fl 34452 2/2 -1794 sq ft. neighborhood home ESTATE HOME MUST SELL! 12 7 On Site Estate Contents Auction 10am, 303 Camilla Inver ness Entire house & Garage contents full 12 10 On Site Estate Contents Auction: 9am 9615 E Oak Ct Floral City 34436 years of accumulations garage & house +sm boat ********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleys Auctions 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 Brand New Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 Waterford Crystal Tramore pattern. Beautiful punch bowl with 6 goblets. Perfect for wedding or Holiday gift $400 (352) 236-1395 Pine RunFri, Sat 12/6 & 12/7 8amto 2pm MOVING SALE mens motorcycle wear, helmets, kitchen, hshld items, full sz refrig, xmas TOOLS, TOOLS & MORE TOOLS!!! 10060 SW 97TH AVE SADDLE OAK Sat. Dec. 7th, 8am-3pm MOVING SALEFurniture, Household Goods & Some tools 5636 SW 58th Street Tub Chair$45.2 POTTY SEATS$40 and $45. (352) 873-0885 GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Dec. 7th 9a-5p Sun. Dec. 8th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 GUN SHOW Saturday Dec. 14th, 9am to 4pm Sunday Dec 15th 9am to 3pm Sumter County Fairgrounds, (SR 471) mile from Webster Flea Market. Info (386) 325-6114 A-1 LADY BUYER!Buying Old Costume Jewelry, mens watches, fishing Old Stuff352-344-3809 LIONELTOYTRAINS WantedAny Amount Any Condition. Cash Paid Will Pick Up (352) 346-3328 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 AUTO SWAP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS SUN. DEC. 8th. 1-800-438-8559 BeautyS e MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! Somebody else wants it!Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! TAXCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Read the classifieds hundred and fifty pounds. The wife who drives from the backseat is no worse than the husband who cooks from the dining room table. A guy in a restaurant yelled to the waiter, Hey, theres a fly in my soup. The waiter replied, Its possible. The cook used to be a tailor. She must be half-Irish and half-Italian. The other day she made potatoes and mashed them with her feet.Oldest ExcuseThe blonde was weeping at the bar, and the bartender gave him a free drink. Whats the trouble? asked the friendly bartender. I got expelled of chef school, replied the blonde. They said I gave them the oldest excuse in the book, and all I did was tell the truth. What did you say? asked the bartender. The chef student answered, I told them my dog ate the cookies I made for my homework.CakedA member of a diet club bemoaned her lack of will power. Shed made her familys favorite cake over the weekend, she explained, and theyd eaten half of it. The next day, however, the uneaten half beckoned. She cut herself a slice, then another, and another. By the time shed polished off the cake, she knew her husband would be disappointed. What did he say when he found out? one club member asked. He never found out, she said. I made another cake and ate half.Fun timeWaiter, said the irate diner, you have to take this hash back. It tastes funny. I wouldnt be surprised, replied the waiter. You should have heard the cook laughing while he was making it.WeekendOn the last day of the workweek, people often go out for a few after work. By the time they get home, theyre too tired to cook anything elaborate, so they just throw a piece of meat, chicken, or fish in the skillet. Thats why the day is known as Fryday. PUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 West Marion Moose Lodge activitiesFriday, Dec. 6: 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, David Baldwin Karaoke 610 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., Pasta Night Lasagna & Spaghetti $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Dinner tickets are pre-sold, Dave Hurlbert Karaoke 6-10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8: Football Sunday watch your favorite teams District Meeting at Ocala Lodge 1pm join us for Pot Luck 3 to 5 p.m. All Angel Tree gifts must be in.. Monday, Dec. 9: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Open Darts 5:45-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Angel Tree wrapping party 5:30 p.m. with an hors doeuvres pot luck and please bring a $5 gift for Chinese Christmas Thursday, Dec. 12: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m.,, Bowling League early birds 3 to 6 p.m. and evening league 6 to 9 p.m. Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday, 13: 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, Bob Sapio 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 SW 110th St., Phone 352-854-2200. Coalition plans Christmas partyThe State Road 200 Coalition will hold its annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 9, at TimberRidge Suite 5001, near the back of the complex. Meetings were moved there to the new Collins Center which moved there two months ago. The party begins at 1 p.m. First Friday Art WalkJoin us for a First Friday Art Walk under the holiday lights on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy more than 50 individual artist displays, extended shopping hours, and live music on the downtown square. Unique offerings this month include: Live Holiday music starting at 6 p.m. on the Historic Downtown Square. Holiday window decorating contest sponsored by the Historic Ocala Preservation Society. Ocalas City Hall presents the contemporary work of artist Peter Filzmaier in the first floor lobby. All work is for sale with 25 percent of proceeds benefiting the City of Ocalas Art in city Spaces Program. The Florida Department of Health is debuting its award winning Faces of HIV exhibit, depicting Florida residents living with HIV and AIDS though portraits, video interviews, and journal writing. The exhibit will be on display on Southeast Broadway between Southeast 1st Avenue and Southeast Osceola Avenue during the Art Walk event. It is open to the public at no charge. The public may download an event map listing all artist locations at www.ocalafl.org/artwalk. www.ocalapharmacy.com 352-509-7890 1-855-OCALA-RX FAX 352-509-7899 Same Co-Pay With Better Service. Why Go Anywhere Else? Its simple to transfer your prescription! Just call us at 352-509-7890 OR bring in your prescription bottles. Well do the rest! 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All drugs are FDA approved, and purchased from state/federally licensed wholesalers. 000GTAK SHOP LOCAL BUY LOCAL Sertraline 25/50/100 mg 90 Tab (Generic Zoloft) $ 10.00 Losartan/Losartan/HCTZ 90 Tab $ 20.00 Simvastatin 10/20/40 mg 90 Tab $ 20.00 Gabapentin 100/300 mg 90 Cap (Generic Neurontin) $ 20.00 Omeprazole 20 mg 90 Cap (Generic Prilosec) $ 20.00 Pantoprazole 20/40 mg 90 Tab (Generic Protonix) $ 20.00 Flomax 0.4 mg 90 Tab $ 39.00 Lexapro 10/20 mg 90 Tab $ 39.00 Plavix 75 mg 90 Tab $ 39.00 Singulair 5/10 mg 90 Tab $ 59.00 Valsartan/HCTZ 90 Tab (Generic Diovan/HCTZ) $ 59.00 Generics $ 3.99 Mon.-Fri. 9AM to 6PM Sat. 9AM to 1PM 000GQ6U EXTENDED CHRISTMAS HOURS: EXTENDED CHRISTMAS HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 MON.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000GQ6K Fine Jewelry For All Occasions at Discount Prices 14K Gold Jewelry Diamonds Sterling Silver Gemstones Custom Designs BUYING GOLD & DIAMONDS Christmas Memories begin here! 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome Millennium Hair Salon A Cer tifie d G old we ll Color S alon 000GTUK M us t pr es ent c ou po n. E xp ir es 12/1 2/13 M ON DA Y SP EC IA L MONDA Y S PE CIA L P er m, C ut St yl e Pe rm Cu t, St yl e $ 4 8 $ 48 T UE SD AY S PE CI AL TUES DA Y S PE CIA L 1 /2 O ff W ax in g 1/2 Of f Wa xi ng M us t pr es ent c ou po n. E xp ir es 1 2/12/1 3 W ED NE SD AY S PE CI AL WEDNE SD AY SP EC IAL T HU RS DA Y SP EC IA L TH UR SDA Y SP EC IA L F RI DA Y SP EC IA L FRIDA Y S PE CIA L S AT UR DA Y SP EC IA L SAT UR DA Y S PEC IA L M us t pr es ent c ou po n. E xp ir es 1 2/12/1 3 M us t pr es ent c ou po n. E xp ir es 12/1 2/13 M us t pr es ent c ou po n. 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BRIEFS Older Driver Safety Awareness WeekFlorida leads the nation with more than 17 percent of its population age 65 years and older, and that number is expected to continue to grow in the years to come. Access to transportation is important to many older Floridians who cherish their independence. With such a large resident population of senior drivers and many more who vacation here during the winter months, it is fitting that Florida observes Older Driver Safety Awareness Week to help ensure seniors can continue to enjoy their freedom while doing so in a safe manner. More than 3 million of our almost 16 million drivers in Florida are age 65 or older, said Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Executive Director Julie L. Jones. Being able to remain active and productive members of their communities is important to our older residents, and by highlighting the importance of driver safety, we hope they can continue to safely enjoy this freedom. FLHSMV offers these tips to assist older drivers: Plan your day so that you do most of your driving when visibility is greatest and traffic is lightest, such as mid-morning and after lunch. Plan the route to your destination to minimize left turns. Look twice both ways before making a turn or entering an intersection. Minimize lane changes. When you change lanes, be sure to use your signals. Turn the volume on your radio down or turn off the radio completely. Have your vision and hearing tested annually. Heed warning labels on medications. Even prescription drugs can impair driving and judgment. Consider alternative transportation options. For more information and additional resources to help older drivers remain mobile and independent, visit the Safe Mobility for Life Coalitions website at www.safeandmobileseniors.org. FLHSMV is an active member of the coalition. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through excellence in service, education and enforcement. INDEX Bookmark..............................20 Cherrywood.........................14 Classifieds.............................26 Judis Journal.......................10 Marion Landing..................18 Opinion....................................8 Out to Pastor..........................9 Pun Alley...............................21 Puzzles...................................22 Spruce Creek North...........24CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 28 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, December 6, 2013 www.smcitizen.com County trims sales tax plan If authorized, stadium levy will be 3 years; final decision, including method, due Dec. 17 BY JIM CLARK EditorThe vote to fund a new Minor League baseball stadium in Ocala moved a step closer Tuesday, and in the process the financial burden on county taxpayers got a little lighter. Marion County commissioners tentatively agreed to put a halfpercent sales tax referendum on the ballot for March 18. In the process, commissioners pared back the request to a three-year tax. The original request from Ocala city officials had been for a fiveyear duration. At the regular meeting on Dec. 17, commissioners will be given a choice of two proposed ordinances, one calling for a traditional election and the other with an all-mail ballot. Commissioners complained about the title proposed by the city, which eliminated the words Minor League, and only said baseball and community stadium. Despite objections from the city, officials voted to restore the Minor League designation. Another beneficiary from the sales tax could be Sheriff Chris Blair, who had a strong discussion over a budget transfer of funds during the morning part of the meeting, which didnt end until nearly 3 p.m. Blair expressed the need for more cars, and, if there is an excess of funds for the stadium, they will be used for sheriffs vehicles. The citys estimated cost for the stadium is $38 million, but Ocala representatives said there is a 20 percent contingency built in, causing the optimism that some money will be left over. Included in the money from the sales tax would be work on the 49th Avenue extension, which will connect 66th Street with the new flyover that opened last year. In the afternoon session, Wes Wilcox, supervisor of elections, reaffirmed what he had said in the morning. To conduct a March 18 election, he would have to have a definite decision by Dec. 17, 90 days before the date. At the Jan. 7 meeting, ballot language would have to be decided so he could start having ballots printed. There was discussion of putting a list of projects in the ordinance for funding from excess money, but that was dropped in favor of the shorter term. Commissioner David Moore said it first, emphasizing that if you tax people youll find a way to spend it. Commissioner Stan McClain immediately followed suit, calling for four years or less. Commissioner Kathy Bryant didnt want to include excess items in the ordinance, commenting, Ive always said Id like to see the project stand on its own. PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELSalvation Army bell ringersThe Salvation Army has had bell ringers throughout the country for many years to raise money for the charity. The morning before Thanksgiving this husband and wife team, Ken (below) and Norma Colin from Ocala West Methodist Church, took a turn at ringing bells in front the Publix store at Canopy Oak plaza. The church has ringers out almost every day. The Boy Scouts from Troop 707 will be there on Dec. 21. Sheriff could benefit from excess funds PLEASESEETAX PAGE3 Ladder truckResidents of Marion Landing recently had a visit from firefighters from Station 21, who showed off their ladder truck. For the past several weeks, Marion Countys public agencies, businesses and citizens have partnered to collect donations for Marions neediest families and help them Bring the Harvest Home this holiday season. Those efforts will culminate today, Dec. 6 with a Holiday Food Drive on the Ocala Downtown Square. Residents and businesses wishing to take part in the event may stop by the Square and drop off their canned food and toiletry donations from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who stop by with donations are also invited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, courtesy of the Marion County Sheriffs Office. This holiday food drive will be one last push to help re-stock area pantries shelves with the food and goods that will carry our neighbors in need through the holidays, County Commissioner Kathy Bryant said. We encourage everyone to bring their donations to the Square as we celebrate the spirit of the season with thoughtful giving. Local pantries are in most need of the following items: Dry goods/foods that complement dry goods (rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, crackers, peanut butter and jelly). Canned meats (corned beef, corned beef hash, ham and tuna). Canned vegetables and fruit. Baby items (powdered formula, diapers and lotion). Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toilet paper). Donations will be distributed to Brothers Keeper, Interfaith Emergency Services and the Salvation Army. For more information on the Holiday Food Drive, please contact the Marion County Office of Public Information at 352-438-2300, visit www.bringtheharvesthome.com. On Nov. 5, a team of local governmental, fire rescue and law enforcement agencies re-launched the monthlong Bring the Harvest Home food drive to help re-stock Marion Countys depleted food pantries. Partner agencies this year include: Marion County Board of County Commissioners, City of Ocala, Marion County Clerk of the Court, Marion County Property Appraiser, Marion County Sheriffs Office, Marion County Supervisor of Elections, Marion County Tax Collector, Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership and the Dunnellon Police Department. Bring the Harvest Home today 1918 SW 17th St. Ocala 352-401-0808btnfrnfnbtrnnbfrrbfnn nfn!f" # $b %nrtnrb btnnbbfnf 000GT6F 12 BMW 3 SERIES PREMIUM PKG, MOONROOF . . . . . M2359 . . . $26,880 13 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2346 . . . $12,880 . . $195 MO 13 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2505 . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO 13 CHEVROLET SONIC LTZ, LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2494 . . . $11,880 . . $179 MO 13 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA SPORT F LS . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2442 . . . $13,880 . . $209 MO 13 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT, MOONROOF . . . . . . . . . M2513 . . . $18,880 . . $285 MO 13 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT, CREW, V8 . . . . . M2436 . . . $23,480 13 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2483 . . . $30,880 13 CHEVROLET TAHOE SUNROOF, DVD . . . . . . . . . . . M2474 . . . $30,880 . . $459 MO 13 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LT, NEW BODY STYLE . . . M2495 . . . $23,880 13 CHRYSLER 300 LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2365 . . . $18,880 . . $285 MO 13 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING, LEATHER, DVD . . . . M2395 . . . . . $17,880 . . . . $269 MO 13 DODGE CHARGER SXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2518 . . . $15,980 . . $239 MO 13 DODGE DURANGO CREW, LEATHER, LOADED . . . M2510 . . . $23,880 13 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2496 . . . $14,980 . . $225 MO 12 DODGE JOURNEY SXT, 6 CYL, 3RD ROW . . . . . . . M2408A . . . $13,880 . . $209 MO 12 FIAT 500 POP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,880 . . $165 MO 13 FORD FOCUS SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2519 . . . $12,880 . . $195 MO 13 FORD FUSION ALL NEW BODY STYLE . . . . . . . . . . . M2503 . . . $16,880 . . $255 MO 13 FORD MUSTANG MUST SEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2433 . . . $16,880 . . $255 MO 13 FORD ESCAPE SEL, 2.0 ECOBOOST, LEATHER . . . M2514 . . . $18,880 . . $285 MO 13 FORD EXPEDITION XLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2437 . . . $25,880 13 FORD F-150 XLT, V8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2462 . . . $21,880 13 FORD FLEX SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2441 . . . $20,990 13 GMC TERRAIN SLT, MOONROOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2501 . . . $21,880 12 HONDA PILOT EX-L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2488 . . . $24,880 13 HYUNDAI ACCENT GLS, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2372 . . . $11,880 . . $179 MO 13 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2231 . . . $12,880 . . $195 MO 13 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2499 . . . $18,880 . . $285 MO 13 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2388 . . . $13,880 . . $209 MO 13 HYUNDAI TUCSON GLS, AUTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2383A . . . $16,990 . . $255 MO 13 JEEP COMPASS SPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2465 . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO 13 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED, NAVI . . . . . . . . M2284 . . . $28,880 13 KIA OPTIMA LX, WHEELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2409 . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO 13 KIA SORENTO LX, V6 3 ROW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2414 . . . $18,880 . . $285 MO 13 KIA SPORTAGE LX, WHEELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2421 . . . $15,880 . . $239 MO 13 MAZDA MAZDA3 SPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2417 . . . $10,880 . . $165 MO 13 MAZDA MAZDA5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2461 . . . $13,880 . . $209 MO 13 NISSAN ALTIMA S, ALL NEW BODY STYLE . . . . . . . M2410 . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO 13 NISSAN FRONTIER SV, CREW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2516 . . . $19,990 . . $299 MO 13 NISSAN JUKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2509 . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO 13 NISSAN MAXIMA MOONROOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2399 . . . $18,990 . . $285 MO 13 NISSAN PATHFINDER SV, ALL NEW BODY STYLE . M2517 . . . $22,880 12 NISSAN QUEST ROOMY VAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2373 . . . $16,880 . . $255 MO 13 NISSAN ROGUE SPECIAL EDITION, 700 MILES . M2335B2 . . . $16,880 . . $255 MO 13 NISSAN SENTRA SV, 2K MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2452 . . . $14,880 . . $225 MO 13 NISSAN VERSA SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2393 . . . $11,880 . . $179 MO 13 RAM 1500 LARAMIE, ONLY 4K MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . M2487 . . . $33,880 12 TOYOTA AVALON LEATHER, MOONROOF . . . . . . . . M2279 . . . $21,880 13 TOYOTA FR-S PEARL WHITE, SHARP . . . . . . . . . . . M2389 . . . $19,990 . . $299 MO 12 TOYOTA IQ 14K MILES, STYLISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2291 . . . $10,880 . . $165 MO 13 TOYOTA PRIUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2411 . . . $17,880 . . $269 MO 13 TOYOTA YARIS LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2376 . . . $11,880 . . $179 MO 13 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2418 . . . $25,880 13 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER SPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2254 . . . $24,880 13 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN SE, LEATHER . . . . . M2235 . . . $12,880 . . $195 MO 13 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SE, LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . M2412 . . . $12,880 . . $195 MO 13 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN LOW MILES . . . . . . . . . . . . M2471 . . . $15,880 . . $239 MO Visit www.AutoMaxOcala.com to view the rest! Visit www.AutoMaxOcala.com to view the rest! $26,880 $26,880 13 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT M2505 $14,880 $14,880 $ 225 /mo. $ 225 /mo. 13 BMW 3 SERIES M2359 PREMIUM PKG, MOONROOF 13 CHEVROLET TAHOE SUNROOF, DVD M2474 $30,880 $30,880 $ 459 /mo. $ 459 /mo. 13 DODGE DURANGO CREW, LEATHER, LOADED M2510 $23,880 $23,880 M2436 $23,480 $23,480 13 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT, CREW, V8 M2503 13 FORD FUSION ALL NEW BODY STYLE $16,880 $16,880 $ 255 /mo. $ 255 /mo. 13 FORD ESCAPE SEL, 2.0 ECOBOOST, LEATHER $18,880 $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2514 M2499 13 HYUNDAI SANTE FE SPORT $18,880 $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2388 13 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, AUTO $13,880 $13,880 $ 209 /mo. $ 209 /mo. 13 KIA OPTIMA LX, WHEELS M2409 $14,880 $14,880 $ 225 /mo. $ 225 /mo. M2410 13 NISSAN ALTIMA S, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $14,880 $14,880 $ 225 /mo. $ 225 /mo. 13 NISSAN PATHFINDER SV, ALL NEW BODY STYLE $22,880 $22,880 M2517 These are only a few of our specials. 13 RAM 1500 LARAMIE, ONLY 4K MILES M2487 $33,880 $33,880 M2389 13 TOYOTA FR-S PEARL WHITE SHARP $19,990 $19,990 $ 299 /mo. $ 299 /mo. 13 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER SPORT M2254 $24,880 $24,880 M2235 13 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN, SE, LEATHER $12,880 $12,880 $ 195 /mo. $ 195 /mo.