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BRIEFS Writers wanted for OTOW, Oak RunThe South Marion Citizen is seeking volunteer correspondents from Oak Run and On Top of the World. Correspondents generally collect information from clubs and organizations in their communities, and compile that information into a readable column. Some writers also attend various club meetings and take pictures, submitting those with the columns. The only requirement is that the writer be able to use a computer to email material to the editor. Other than that, we want people who are outgoing, who have fun reporting on the activities of their friends and neighbors. Being a correspondent is a great way to meet people and expand your social circle. Columns for big developments are submitted weekly, while smaller communities are submitted every other week. Anyone who is interested is asked to e-mail Jim Clark at editor@smcitizen.com with the words writer for Citizen in the subject line. In addition, we would like to add correspondents for some other communities. Anyone in Pine Run, Palm Cay, Bahia Oaks and Spruce Creek Preserve who is interested should also send information.Holiday Cookie WalkCome to our annual Holiday Cookie Walk and select from dozens of delicious cookies, including sugar free and gluten free cookies. Stock up for holiday entertaining, gift giving, or to treat yourself on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Enrichment Center, 7171 SW State Road 200. New this year, our Christmas Attic Browse through all sorts of warmly treasured and fondly pre-owned Christmas decorations and pick out your favorites. INDEX Cherrywood.........................13 Classifieds.............................26 Indigo East............................28 Opinion....................................7 Out to Pastor........................11 Paws and Claws..................20 Pun Alley...............................19 Puzzles...................................23CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 29 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SHERIFFS OFFICE PHOTOThis young man from Marion Oaks opens up his new football. The Marion County Sheriffs Office annual Underprivileged Childrens Christmas Party took place Dec. 6 The fun started when 98 children from Marion Oaks Elementary School arrived by way of the Santa Express to the campus of the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The children played with clowns; enjoyed face painting; saw sheriffs office motorcycles; got close to horses from the mounted unit; got to touch the sheriffs office Air One law enforcement helicopter; tried out some of the SWAT equipment; saw a K9 in action; and learned about the sheriffs office bomb squad. This is the 19th year for this party that is sponsored by Al and Judy Dunlap. Students saw a magic show, ate pizza and each child received three gifts. The Marion County Sheriffs Office rotates the selection of a school each year. Then, school counselors decide what children will take part in the event. Many of the children are special needs students and many would not get any gifts for Christmas due to circumstances, said Marion County Sheriffs Office Captain Alicia Walker, lead organizer for the event.Special Christmas Marion Oaks students have special day at Sheriffs Office Judi Zanetti, the executive director of the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, was named the 2013 Margie Davidson Leading Light recipient recently in Tampa. The award, handed out to one person annually by SUNSPRA, the Sunshine State School Public Relations Association, honors an individual who provides outstanding support to public education. The award, named in memory of the late St. Johns County communications director who championed the award process, began in 2002 with the recognition of then first lady, Columba Bush. Zanettis presentation took place at the 68th Annual Joint Conference held on Dec. 5. Zanetti was recognized for the role she played in launching a very successful Tools 4 Teaching program, a teacher supply store housed at the Foundation office. During the 2012-2013 school year, Tools 4 Teaching logged 2,672 free teacher shopping visits and $121,040 in donated supplies. Since opening four years ago, Tools 4 Teaching has collected more than $400,000 in donated supplies and has provided 11,505 shopping visits for Marion County teachers. Zanetti, a former kindergarten teacher and former Marion County School Board member, spends time in the classroom mentoring students when not doing foundation business. Nominees for the prestigious award must have contributed to an education program or project which created an environment of positive change in student achievement, schoolcommunity connections, career and technical education, and education advocacy. In nominating her for the award, Kevin Christian, Public Relations Officer and Coordinator of Television Media Production for Marion County Public Schools, cites her demonstrated patience, perseverance, and passion to improve her community and the classrooms of teaching colleagues. Marion Countys Zanetti wins Leading Light award Judi Zanetti accepts her 2013 Leading Light Award from SUNSPRA President Joe Landon. Judi Zanetti is congratulated by Marion County School Board Chairman Bobby James and Board Member Carol Ely. Marion County Public Schools is pleased to air the 65th annual Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade live on television on Saturday, Dec. 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. The annual event draws 60,000-plus spectators to East Silver Springs Boulevard, many of whom stake out their seats days ahead of time along the two-mile parade route. However, this year the city removed chairs placed before Wednesday. BY JEAN DIPIERO Special to the CitizenIndigo East held its annual Christmas party at the Indigo East Community Center Sunday, Dec. 8. The theme of the party was Peace On Earth. Each table was decorated with beautiful sparkly gold candles with pine cones surrounding them on a gold plate. Joyce Dickman said a prayer before we ate. A buffet of sliced turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, spiral ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans with bread and butter. Marble cake, cookies and brownies were for dessert. Beverages of coffee, sweet tea and unsweetened tea and water were served. Poinsettia plants were given out as door prizes. Everyone had a good time enjoying fellowship and holiday spirits with our great Indigo East neighbors. Special thanks goes out to all of the people who worked hard to make this a success: Joyce Dickman, Sally Reisman, Marcia Connolly, Betty Chadwell, Sue Copeland, Mary Lou Masone, Mary Pat Giffin, Sue Siegal, and David Marrella. Indigo East area holds its annual Christmas celebration PHOTO BY JEAN DIPIEROSome of the folks at the Christmas party. OTOW New England ClubThe next meeting of the OTOW New England Club will be on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at the H&R Ballroom. Please note the change of venue; the H&R Ballroom is located above the gym. Lunch, including soda, water, coffee and tea along with desserts will be provided by the club. Each person attending is asked to bring a wrapped $5 grab. All the gifts will be placed by the tree and handed out by Santa Claus after lunch. Entertainment will be provided by Dick and Martha Gray; Dick will play the piano and his wife Martha will lead us in song. Donations to the food bank will be accepted and greatly appreciated, lets try to brighten the Christmas season for those less fortunate. 50/50 tickets will be available for sale. If you are attending for the first time, please call or e-mail me so we can have an accurate count for food. Membership fees for our club year of October to May, is $10 per person, payable at the meeting. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 19th. For information contact Donnamarie Castellano, president by e-mail donnamarie22452@yahoo.com or phone 207212-6529. League OKs move by Yankees BY JIM CLARK EditorThe Florida State League has given its approval to a proposed move by the Tampa Yankees to a new stadium in Ocala. The League voted 11-0 on Tuesday to OK the relocation, according to a news release from the Chamber and Economic Partnership. That vote, however, could be a bit premature. The stadium issue still has two major hurdles to overcome: First, the County Commission must decide to put the half-percent sales tax financing plan on the ballot in March. Second, if the county approves that vote, the countys voters must approve the tax. The County Commission will meet again on this issue next Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. at the McPherson Complex. Parade is Saturday PLEASESEEPARADE, PAGE3 COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON 352-237-7377 Next to Oak Run (in Blue Oaks Plaza) 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Thank You For Voting Us Your #1 Choice For Lunch BREAKFAST BREAKFAST SPECIAL With Purchase of a Beverage $ 1 99 Two Eggs, Toast and Choice of Potatoes or Grits Good at Blue Oaks Plaza Location ONLY (#5) LUNCH ANY LUNCH SANDWICH or LUNCH SPECIAL $ 1 00 OFF With Purchase of a Beverage Good at Blue Oaks Plaza Location ONLY (#5) Expires: Jan. 31, 2014 000GUA8 Expires: Jan. 31, 2014 6am till 10am #5 ONLY #5 ONLY w/Coupon w/Coupon

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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000GRKS 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 24 Channels 12 Bands Wireless and Bluetooth And Much More ALL IN A TINY DEVICE! $ 1, 69 5 ea. or $ 49 per mo. Digital Wireless Reprogrammable 8 Bands 3 Y ear Warranty with approved credit Introducing The New Sorino 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! Check This Out Stock Reduction Sale! Lifetime Service...Never Pay For Adjustments Immediate delivery on all R.I.C. in-stock aids. BTE $ 795 each available 0% Interest with approved credit OCALA 352-620-0008 4000 SW COLLEGE ROAD OCALA 352-620-0008 FREE CAR WASH WITH SER VICE 000GMH6 FREE LO ANER with any service over $150.00. See dealer for details. Expires 1/31/14 000GW2O SERVICE YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE Y OU TRA VEL!! with Certified Servic e OIL CHANGE OIL CHANGE Expires 1/31/14 $ 19 95 $ 19 95 ea. ea. With Any Service. Expires 12/31/13 FREE FREE TIRE ROTATION TIRE ROTATION COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE $ 89 95 COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE $ 89 95 Includes one gallon of Dex-Cool fluid. Expires 1/31/14 OIL CHANGE OIL CHANGE Expires 1/31/14 $ 29 95 $ 29 95 ea. ea. MECHANICAL REPAIR SPECIALS MECHANICAL REP AIR SPECIALS CAR WASH AND WAX $ 49 95 CAR WASH AND WAX $ 49 95 Expires 1/31/14 SPEND SAVE $100 . . . . . . . . . $8 $150 . . . . . . . . $12 $200 . . . . . . . . $20 $250 . . . . . . . . $30 SPEND SAVE $300 . . . . . . . . $42 $350 . . . . . . . . $56 $400+ . . . . . . . $72

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This years parade is themed A Frosty White Christmas and involves over 3,000 riders, marchers, and other participants. Approximately 110 units including floats, marching bands, dance troupes, baton twirling groups, motorcycle units, and equine entries are taking part this year. The lineup also includes local dignitaries, military units, business owners, and dozens of other community groups. Providing television commentary this year are veteran host Kevin Christian and returning hosts Judi Zanetti and Anna DeWese, all representing Marion County Public Schools. The parade airs live on the Marion Education Channel (MEC), available to more than 300,000 viewers on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House (Channel 198), Comcast (Channel 99) and Cox (Channel 12), as well as over-the-air on digital channel 7.1. The parade replays on the MEC through December every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. These broadcasts are offered as a community service by Marion County Public Schools and paid for with private funding. The Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade is organized by the Friends of the Christmas Parade, a non-profit organization made up of community volunteers. Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payment s to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... WE BUYR VS, TRAVEL TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Bea ut yS 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 How To Make Your Car Disappear...Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403www.smcitizen.com OCALASW-200 (W almart) 3/1 DW, fenced, Acre, $525. month (352)209-3172 After 7pm 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 parent s 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. T o 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. LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! FURNITURE Brocade style couch with matching chair, large brown recliner $1400, dining room table round with 4 matching chairs $500, beautiful like new!!!!! Please call:352-341-0952 OCALAPine Run Estate Sale Dec 13 & 14 9am to 4pm EVERYTHING Soup to Nuts! 10012 SW 88th CT 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 LIONELT OYTRAINS Wanted Any Amount Any Condition. Cash Paid Will Pick Up (352) 346-3328 Clipper Blade Sharpening Service WE SHARPEN... Small Animal Clipper Blades Large Animal Clipper Blades Oster & Andis Clipper Repair Grooming Scissors Contact 352.246.4922 or metaledgesharp.com Become an Avon Rep Today! Free Training. $10 to join. Call Chuck (352) 503-4816. Independ. Avon Rep. DUDLEYS AUCTION Two Auctions12 10 On Site Estate 9615 E Oak Ct Floral City 9 am Jon Boat, Tools, Mower ,12 12 13 Estate Adventure 3pm out side Household-Tools, Yard furniture + 5:30pm 1981 Yamaha 650 Bike w/177 miles, 1994 Toyota PU ext cab w/cap, 1992 Starline Boat 179 Malibu new motor 6pm inside Quality Furniture, Coin collection, Christmas & Decorative items. Great sale. ********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 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 Todays New Ads OCALAPine Run Estate Sale Dec 13 & 14 9am to 4pm EVERYTHING Soup to Nuts! 10012 SW 88th CT DRIVERS:Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk A way Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check.1-888-880-5916 Solo & Team Drivers:Great Pay & Benefits, Quality Home time, Assigned Trucks. CDL-A. DTLtransportation. com Jeanine: 855-219-8907 Todays New Ads Become an Avon Rep Today! Free Training. $10 to join. Call Chuck (352) 503-4816. Independ. Avon Rep. Clipper Blade Sharpening Service WE SHARPEN... Small Animal Clipper Blades Large Animal Clipper Blades Oster & Andis Clipper Repair Grooming Scissors Contact 352.246.4922 or metaledgesharp.com FURNITURE Brocade style couch with matching chair, large brown recliner $1400, dining room table round with 4 matching chairs $500, beautiful like new!!!!! Please call:352-341-0952 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? This weeks puzzle answers PARADECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 United Way of Marion County invites 501 (3) nonprofit human social service agencies serving Marion County, to apply for a two-year funding cycle that goes from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016. Applications will be available on-line beginning on Thursday, Jan. 1 at www.uwmc.org. Organizations that have not been funded by United Way over the past three years and are interested in applying must attend the mandatory orientation session taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the United Way of Marion Countys Bonnie Health Community Room located at 1401 NE 2nd St., Ocala. It is also suggested that current funded partners that have new staff send a representative to learn more about the process. United Way of Marion County currently partners with 23 local programs that assist in supporting the needs of the residents of Marion County. Due to limited seating RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP to Chris Cotter at ccotter@uwmc.org or at 7329696 ext. 206. The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will display the work of award-winning childrens book illustrator and Artist-in-Residence R. Gregory Christie Feb. 1 through April 27. Christie, who owns and operates Gas Art Gifts Bookstore and Art studio in Decatur, Ga., has illustrated more than 40 books in the past 17 years. He is participating in the museums Artist-in-Residency program this spring. To open the exhibit, Christie will unveil a mural he created specifically for the Appleton, using the museums collection as inspiration. The mural may be viewed Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1-3 p.m. during the museums First Saturday event. Families are invited to participate in a hands-on art activity with Christie at that time. Appleton plans display of childrens book illustrator Christie won a Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration for his first book, The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children. His book Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth was selected as a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Several of Christies illustrations were selected to be included in the Appletons 2012 exhibit Sendak and Co.: Childrens Book Illustrations Since Where the Wild Things Are. The exhibit is currently traveling to other museums and libraries. As part of his residency with the museum, Christie will present a workshop on bookmaking and illustration to students at Howard Middle School Jan. 30 and 31. For more information about Christies work, visit www.gas-art.com. Daily admission to the Appleton Museum is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. In addition, the Appleton Museum of Art offers a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. A 12month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org. Mandatory orientation meeting for 2014-2016 United Way funded partners 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! All Insurance Plans Accepted 8602 SW HIGHWA Y 200 Suite A & B, OCALA (Next to Big Lots and Quest Diagnostics on SR 200) LOWER PRICES FASTER SERVICE FREE DELIVERY* WE OFFER: 10 Minutes OR Less Wait Time Auto Refill Program Diabetic Supplies Medical Equipment & Supplies Confidential AIDS & HIV Counseling All Insurance Plans Accepted Including Preferred Care, Tri Care & Express Scripts, CVS Caremark, Medco, and Many More Florida licensed pharmacy (PH26617). 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 000GVEY M us t pr es ent c ou po n. E xp ir es 12/1 9/13 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 12/1 9/13 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 12/1 9/13 M us t pr es ent c ou po n. E xp ir es 12/1 9/13 M us t pr es ent c ou po n. 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E The Environmental MagazineDear EarthTalk: What are some ideas for being greener this holiday season? -Beth Livingston, Camden, NJ While the holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. All that shopping, decoration, food preparation and travel adds up to more carbon emissions and more waste. But there are ways to minimize our impact and still celebrate the season in grand style. For starters, buy fewer gifts. Homemade, personal gifts are always appreciated as much or more than something store-bought. Paint a painting, bake a cake, or make a playlist of favorite songs. EarthEasy.com recommends giving services instead of goods to cut down on the materialism of the holidays: A great gift could be an hour's massage at a local spa, or music lessons for a budding musician. Other service gift ideas include childcare or tutoring, dog walking, cooking, window-washing, a car wash and vacuum or even Internet/computer lessons. Another way to cut down on the amount of stuff passing under your tree is by having a Secret Santa exchange among grown-ups so that every adult doesnt have to get gifts for several others. Another way to save energy and waste is to tone down the holiday decorating, especially with regard to lighting. A 2008 report commissioned by the Department of Energy found that holiday lighting across the U.S. uses up some six terawatt-hours of electricity per year, which is equivalent to the total electricity consumption of half a million homes in a month. If you do still decide to indulge in holiday lights, try to go LED. The smaller light emitting diode bulbs dont get hot to the touch (and are less likely to start a fire) and consume a fraction of the electricity of their incandescent predecessors while lasting 10 times longer. HolidayLEDs.com gives customers who recycle their old holiday lights with them a voucher for 15 percent off a new order of LED lights. Believe it or not, your choice of a Christmas tree affects your environmental footprint as well. The Epoch Times reports that artificial trees are not necessarily the answer, as most are made out of petrochemicals, PVC, metals or sometimes even lead, and can't usually be recycled so end up in landfills after a few years of useful life. Furthermore, some 80 percent of artificial trees are made in China, meaning shipping them on trucks, railways and container ships uses a lot of fuel and emits a lot of carbon dioxide accordingly. Getting a real tree, preferably one that is organic and sustainably harvested by a local tree farmer, is a better choice. After all, real trees provide habitat for wildlife while they are growing, and they filter dust and pollen out of the air while producing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide. The Epoch Times adds that typically one to three tree seeds are planted for every Christmas tree harvested in the U.S. And if you get a potted (living) Christmas tree, you can keep it for years after the holidays pass, either in its pot (or a bigger one as it grows) or in the ground outside. Of course, another way to keep your carbon footprint down over the holidays is by just staying home. A third of the carbon emissions we generate in our daily lives come from driving our cars, so why not stay off the roads over the holidays? And air travel is one of the biggest carbon splurges any of us indulge in, so not jetting across the country to visit in-laws might be the best environmental action you take all year. CONTACTS: EarthEasy.com, www.eartheasy.com; The Epoch Times, www.theepochtimes.com; HolidayLEDs.com, www.holidayleds.com/holidayledscom_christmas_light_recycling_program.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. 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.F or u m discu sses edu cationNancy 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, Marion County public schools have lost more than $70 million in funding due to budget cuts. Teacher aides have lost their jobs, vacant positions have gone unfilled, class sizes have expanded, and so-called permanent 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 Holiday Cookie WalkCome to our annual Holiday Cookie Walk and select from dozens of delicious cookies, including sugar free and gluten free cookies. Stock up for holiday entertaining, gift giving, or to treat yourself on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Enrichment Center, 7171 SW State Road 200. New this year, our Christmas Attic Browse through all sorts of warmly treasured and fondly preowned Christmas decorations and pick out your favorites, all of which are for sale. Food and shopping ... who could ask for more!M ethodist Chu rch 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.Dog show at Circle Square CommonsBridgenet Wireless will be hosting its first Dog Show event on the Town Square at Circle Square Commons in Ocala on Saturday, Dec. 14. Join hundreds of dog lovers at Circle Square Commons and enjoy food, music and shop with over 25 vendors. Bring your dogs and get free advice on pet care, treats, diets, medical and training. There will be raffles and hourly give-a-ways. Enter your dog in contests for the tallest dog, for the dog with the biggest ears, the best dressed dog, and for the dog that can perform the best trick. Join us from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8405 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For more information call 352-593-0908. 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, who will appear at the very end of the parade. 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 P ost 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.Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 General Manager John Provost (352) 563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads : Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 2 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Dunnellon, but publication of items not e-mailed may be delayed. 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Open auditions for the musical Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? will be held Monday, Dec. 16 and Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at Ocala Civic Theatre.Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?is a warm-hearted reflection on the childhood of Eddie Ryan, a late bloomer who spends as much time catching up as growing up. From the first day of Catholic school to the senior prom, Eddie and seven classmates take us back to 1950s Chicago in a nostalgic coming-of-age journey that focuses on his frustrated romance with the overweight Becky. Its a delightful musical romp through the milestones of their school days: confession and catechism, patron saints and poodle skirts, guardian angels and gym class, rosaries and rock n roll, best friends and the birds and the bees. And it all takes place under the watchful eyes of the kindly priest and the good sisters who share their wisdom with tough love. This affectionate valentine to the good times and growing pains of a baby-boomer childhood is a divine comedy! Roles available are: Father OReilly: Tenor. 40s and up. The head of the parish. Can be tough, but is also a caring adviser. Sister Helen: Soprano. 40s and up. The favorite nun, sweet and loving. The kids love her. Sister Lee: Alto. 40s and up. She strikes fear in the hearts of the children. Shes short and tough, with a heart of gold, and nobody knows exactly how old she is. Sister Monica Marie: Mezzo-soprano. 30s and up. Sister Lees secretary, the fun-loving nun. The following eight characters appear as the younger and older versions of themselves from elementary school to the senior prom and beyond: Mary Kenny: Mezzo-soprano. 20s-30s. The smartest girl in the class, she never misses mass and she never sins. Shes the teachers pet. Virginia Lear: Alto. 20s-30s. A tomboy. She tends to hang with the guys and could probably take on any one of them. Nancy Ralansky: Mezzo-soprano. 20s-30s. Pretty girl. All the boys are crazy for Nancy, and she knows it. Becky Bakowski: Soprano. 20s-30s. Teased for being overweight. Becky bucks up and becomes a beautiful young woman, wrestling with her love for Eddie and her love for God. She struggles with whether or not she should become a nun. Eddie Ryan: High baritone. 20s-30s. All-around nice guy, awkward and nave. Desperately in love with Becky Bakowski. Needs to have a wonderful rapport with the audience. Mike Depki: Baritone. 20s-30s. The jock. Eddies best friend. Always sharing wisdom hes learned from his older brother. Louie Schlang: High baritone. 20s-30s. The class clown, the hyper kid who will do anything for attention. The worst kid in class, next to Eddie. He has a crush on Mary. Felix Lindor: High baritone. 20s-30s. The nerd. Felix thinks he knows everything there is to know about women and takes great pride in confessing his long list of sins. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare 20 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows your range. Bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided, or bring an accompaniment CD without vocals. A short piece of choreography will be taught. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no sandals or flip-flops) to dance in. If you are called back, you will be asked to cold-read from the script and may be asked to sing again. You will not be asked to dance at callbacks. It is only necessary to attend one night of auditions. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre for a separate appointment. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out for one week with a $10 refundable deposit. Rehearsals begin Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. A complete schedule with time off for holidays will be created once the show is cast. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 21 public performances from Feb. 6 to March 2. Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? is directed, music-directed, and choreographed by Greg Thompson, whose past productions at Ocala Civic Theatre have included last seasons Guys and Dollsas well as Fiddler On the Roof, The King and I, Cats, The Music Man, The Bakers Wife, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sugar Bean Sisters, Enchanted April,and The Mikado. Performing live on stage is a unique experience. Open auditions offer a great opportunity to join a grand tradition! For more information, call the box office at 352-236-2274. Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Wednesday, Dec. 18 Interfaith Womens LuncheonWith the approaching winter solstice heralding the rebirth of the sun and regeneration of hope for the coming year, the Interfaith Alliance of Marion County (TIA) continues its tri-monthly womens gatherings with a holiday charity luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Islamic Center to which women of all faith and cultural backgrounds are invited. A $10 donation is requested with all proceeds going to Radiant Hands, a Gainesville-based nonprofit which provides support to single family homes in crisis in both Marion and Alachua counties Through the efforts of the Rev. Peggy Hostetler, president of the Interfaith Alliance, and Barbara Fitos, member of the board, Mayor Kent Guinn recently proclaimed the City of Ocala to be a City of Compassion, thus joining the world-wide movement to spread the need for compassion in all aspects of both personal and civic life. Rev. Peggy will help us discern ways in which we can extend local initiatives and public policy as The Golden Rule Moves Into Action. Mary Loutfi, member of the TIA board, says Radiant Hands was established to help those who fall between the cracks of regular social service agencies. She has enlisted the talents of ladies in the Muslim community who will provide a delicious Middle Eastern meal. Gourmet treats, suitable for holiday gifts, will also be available for purchase at modest cost. While not required, RSVPs would be appreciated. Please call Ms. Loutfi (352-454-5356), Rev. Hostetler at the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living (352-6293897) or email TIAofMarioncountyFL@gmail.com. The Islamic Center is located at 1410 N.E. 14th St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. 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. The Campfire Breakfast is now the Sunrise Breakfast and will be held for the second year at Gator Joes on Lake Weir on Dec. 19 from 7 to 9 a.m. Breakfast served at 8 a.m. Come early and enjoy the campfire on the beach as the sun rises over Lake Weir. Men and women are invited!Young at Heart hears singerA special treat for the College Road Baptist Church Young At Heart December program: Back by popular demand, Christian singer Norman Lee will entertain us. Everyone is welcome, bring a dish to share and join us on Dec. 19 at noon. 5010 SW College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-5741.Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting Dec. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be ham steak with yams and mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. The entertainment is The Ocala Harmony Chorus. Bring donations of non-perishable food for Interfaith, and toys, for Toys for Tots. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 18. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jennie Halvorsen, 8863 SW 92nd St.. #A, Ocala, FL 34481. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-3478362. 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Maintained lot. $129,500 MLS#398831 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 11761 SW 79th Cir., The Preserve Waverly Model, den and lanai. 2/2/2 eat-in-kitchen and split bedrooms. $112,000 MLS#388797 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com WA TERFORD MODEL W aterford model, 2,117 sq. ft. built 2002 w/golf course views. S plit 3 BR, 2 baths + large family room. N ew hot water heater 2012. N ew A/C 2013. HOA fees include lawn care, cable. $190,000 MLS#397446 Louise Pace 361-4312 2006, 3 BR/2 Bath, modular on concrete stem wall. Spacious 1,512 sq. feet. Lite and bright lots of windows. Just off SW 110 St. EZ access to Hwy. 200. $59,900 MLS#392426 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 LIKE NEW INSIDE REDUCED TO $59,900! THE WOW FACTOR!!!! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 12/15 1-3 PM Expanded Doral formal model with many upgrades!! Laminate floors, granite counters, new 18 Seer AC (2010), and newer appliances. Close to Palm Grove Club. $154,750 MLS#396911 John Kapioski208-1635 LOCATION, CONDITION, PRICE! ABSOLUTEL Y METICULOUS! Gorgeous 2 bedroom/2 bath and 1.5-car garage home with newer roof and A/C. Laminate floors. Chair rail in living room and dining room. Enclosed lanai under heat & air. $77,000 MLS#393513 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 CLOSE TO ORCHID CL UB! GREAT SNOWBIRD HOME OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 12/15 1-3 PM 8855 SW 108th St., Nbhd. 12 Custom Georgetown with private yard. 2/2/2 with den and lanai. 1,751 sq. ft. $115,000 MLS#386228 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com QUIGLEY, SANTAS REINDEER SAYS... LOOKING FOR THA T PERFECT HOUSE? This one is special! 2/2/1 Fairfax Model. New roof 2011, A/C 2006, new W/D extended driveway, formal dining room & lanai. $89,000 MLS#399876 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to ALL! Stop in at the Oak Run Decca Real Estate Office and say hi to my master, Peggy Simpson, the Elf! Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Great snowbird or primary residence. Home features tile floors & Berber carpet along with pass-thru kitchen. Large master bedroom & guest bedroom. Priced to sell! $64,750 MLS#398468 John Kapioski 208-1635 Popular Biscayne model w/new roof. Newer washer and dryer. Large eat-in-kitchen w/enclosed lanai. Lovely dining area and large living room with a foyer. $119,450 MLS#399533 John Kapioski 208-1635 INQUIRING MINDS: YOU DO NEED TO KNOW THIS! November was another great month! 21 homes sold in Oak Run 12 of them were either a Decca Listing or a Decca Sale! What are you waiting for! Call a Decca Real Estate agent today and get YOUR HOME SOLD! 352-854-8787 873-6100 Serago Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 11725 SW 72nd Circle Stunning T ahiti 2/2/2 with den. Golf Course view with lanai that extends entire length of home WOW! $179,500 MLS#397142 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSES SUN 12/15 1-3 PM 11317 SW 76th Circle Lexington Model 2/2/2 with den. Freshly painted, eat-in-kitchen, open living room/dining room. DOUBLE sized Master bedroom with sitting area. All yours for only $118,500 MLS#395589

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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful, Lamb. Dont let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects favor new friendships and reinforcement of existing relationships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Demands on your energy level could be much higher than usual as you prepare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to pace yourself. Friends and family will be happy to help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont allow a suddenly icy reaction from a friend or family member to continue without learning what caused it and what can be done to restore that once warm and caring relationship. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A relationship seems to be unraveling, mostly from a lack of attention. It might be good to ease up on whatever youre doing so you can spend more time working to mend it. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) New facts emerge that not only help explain the recent rift with a trusted colleague, but also might provide a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in your friendship. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family members personal situation is, fortunately, resolved in time for you to get back into your hectic round of holiday preparations. An old friend might bring a new friend into your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Pace yourself in meeting holiday pressures and workplace demands to avoid winding up with a frayed temper and a Scorpian stinger that lashes out at puzzled kith, kin and colleagues. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A financial matter requires close attention. Also, news from a trusted source provides the means to help sort out a long-standing state of confusion and put it into perspective. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a good time to reinforce family ties. Make it a priority to assess and resolve all outstanding problems. Start the upcoming holiday season with a full measure of love. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Dont be pressured into a so-called solid-gold investment. Wait until the holiday distractions are over. Then take a harder look at it. You might find the gold is starting to flake off. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A former friend might be trying to heal the breach between you by using a mutual friend as an intermediary. Best advice: Keep an open mind. Tuesday, Dec. 31 United W ay Day of Caring d ead lineUnited Way of Marion County will hold the 21st annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 22. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Tuesday, Dec. 31. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org.Friday, Jan. 3 The K ingsmen perf ormBegin 2014 being encouraged and uplifted listening to The Kingsmen, Christian musics most predominate Quartet. This Christian Music Hall Of Fame awardwinning group, spanning a five-decade career as one of gospel musics most influential artists, will present their unique concert of Southern Gospel music, The message of Christ. Enjoy music loved by all. This is a free concert. A love offering will be received. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Sunday, Jan. 12 Jews in the Civil W arCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a special program entitled Jews in the Civil War to be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 7171 State Road 200 in Ocala. This fascinating topic will be presented by Channah Zimmerman who will relate, dramatize and chronicle the history of the Jews during the Civil War era from both sides of the conflict. Tickets are $8 per person and also include refreshments. Tickets may be purchased from Judi (352237-8277) Sonia (352-307-3662) or Estelle (352-861-2452). This program is partially funded by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. For further information please call Judi (352-237-8277) or visit our Website bethisraelocala.org. Congregation Beth Israel is a Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community serving the needs of Marion County and surrounding areas. 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. 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. 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Reject Real IDThe Columbus Dispatch reported on Dec. 6 that the State of Ohio has rejected the federal Real ID Act, which has turned our state driver licenses into a national ID card. That state, like Florida, had been in compliance with the Real ID Act. Why did they reject it? Privacy concerns: Ohio officials were rightly concerned about scanning and storing personal papers such as birth certificates in a single database. They also rejected the biometric facial recognition that is required by Real ID. Putting all of this information into one database makes for one-stop shopping by a hacker. Government data breaches are all too frequentand often take place due to corrupt employees. Facial recognition allows for the tracking of the guilty as well as the innocent in our surveillance-heavy society. While news stories often mention one or two official purposes of the act such as entering federal buildings or getting on airplanes, there are a total of fourand the last one reads Anything as determined by the (Homeland Security) Secretary. This is too much power in the hands of one unelected official. If an American elects to redress their grievances with their government, per the First Amendment Congress shall pass no law that abridges this rightyet the Real ID Act does so by requiring a federal identification to enter a federal buildingsuch as Social Security or the IRS. I speak to politicians on the County and State level on a regular basis and have never had to show an ID to do sowhich is what our founders had in mind. Florida enacted this law in 2008 thanks to former Senator and now Lake County Property Appraiser Carey Baker. The intent according to my conversation with him was to keep illegal aliens from getting a driver license. In the 2013 legislative session, a bill to allow certain illegal aliens easier access to a Florida license passed with only 2 no votes and was later rejected by Governor Scott. The same federal government that gave us Real ID now also gives us deferred action letters, and illegal aliens have been licensed here. What are we accomplishing by hard-timing Americans, notably married/divorced/widowed women who must provide a costly mountain of certified documents? Then there is the costmillions upon millions of tax dollars. Florida spent almost $11 million on this from 2008-2010, and only received about $7 million in so-called federal dollars. The Legislature has rejected every Real ID repeal or modification bill I have offered since 2011. It is time for them to follow suit with Ohio and 19 other states that have rejected the unconstitutional and intrusive federal Real ID Act. Paul Henry Liberty Lobbyist and Founder of Floridians Against REAL ID. PO Box 698 Monticello, FL 32345 Phone: 850-629-9550Let the people voteThose of us who are familiar with the Old Testament remember the time when Moses wanted to get his people away from Egypt. His cry to the pharaoh was Let my people go. The County Commission is hearing a similar plea from many in Marion County: Let the people vote. What are the commissioners afraid of? Are they scared that the people want to have a direct voice in choosing one of the amenities that the county could offer? Some of the issues being raised by the anti-stadium voices are legitimate and cause for concern. But it is not the countys place to evaluate those arguments at this point. The only question before the commissioners is whether to place the issue on the ballot. Nothing else matters at this point. If the voters vote down the referendum, then it will be the will of the people, not just a select few. Commissioners already made a bad mistake by not letting the people vote on Amendment 11, which the majority of voters in this county approved. It appears they are leaning toward repeating their mistake. Henry K. Montalvo Ocala LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Treat Yourself This Holiday Season Treat Yourself This Holiday Season ADVANTAGE GOLF CARS ADVANTAGE GOLF CARS Sales Service Parts Rentals FINANCING AVAILABLE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm 352-861-7433 8820 S.W. Hwy. 200 Ocala 352-748-0222 5975 Signature Dr. Wildwood 352-259-8566 11962 CR 101 Palm Ridge Plaza The Villages AdvantageGolfCars.com Gas Cars Electric Cars Reconditioned Cars New Cars Used Cars Looks Like New RECONDITIONED E-Z-GO RXVs Base Price on New 2014 Gas or Electric Cars NEW 2014 E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM 48v: A/C Drive Motor or 13 HP Gas Kawasaki Engine, Both Models Come Standard: 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, $ 4 ,9 99 9 9 +tax $ 4,999 99 Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Full Rain Enclosure, Custom Colors RECONDITIONED CLUB CAR PRECEDENT 48V DC Drive Motor, 2 passenger, head lights, brake lights, turn signals, horn, standard canopy top, full rain enclosure, custom colors. Tail Lights, Brake Lights, Horn, Standard Canopy Top, 3 Year Limited Warranty +tax +tax $ 4 ,9 99 9 9 $ 4,999 99 $ 7 ,5 80 0 0 +tax $ 7,580 00 Over 21 Y ears Experience Customer Service Is Priorit y Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000GVJ9 Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 The First Congregational United Church of Christ of Ocala on Southwest College Road conducted its annual hanging of the greens on Saturday, Nov. 30. The new greens were provided by the Women's Fellowship. Annette Alber was responsible for the overall design. In addition to the greens, many personal crches were displayed. For more information about the church, call 352237-3035. People can also visit the web site at http://www.uccocala.org/ First Congregational Hanging of the Greens PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELDon Fitch enjoys the 21 crches donated to the church. Pam Foster stands with a portion of the donations to Interfaith Emergency Services. The goal was to collect 500 items. Janet Edwards, Linda Lohr and Marianne Carlson are discussing the display of crches. 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 000GU8A 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 2/2/1.5 FRESH PAINT and new laminate flooring, all appliances, window treatments and fans stay. Home shows like a model. MLS#397472/JM/CHU . . . . $46,000 8563 F SW 93RD LANE DIRECTIONS: SR 200 to front gate of On T op of the World. First right on 85 T err., L/T on 83 T err., L/T on 93rd Lane. Home on right. OPEN HOUSE 8563 F SW 93RD LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 9129 SW 93RD CIRCLE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 8868-B SW 97TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED 3 BR, 2 bath home, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, enclosed screen lanai with very private yard! Move-in ready. MLS#399285/MB/RAC . $209,000 OUTSTANDING. 2/2 with 1.5 oversized garage, split bedroom plan with many upgrades including: top-of-the-line appliances, elongated toilets and faucets, no wax vinyl flooring in kit. and both baths, recently painted inside & out, seamless gutters all around. Come take a look. Theres simply too much to mention. This beautiful home could be purchased turnkey all you need is your personal belongings. Also can be purchased unfurnished. MLS#396113/BH/IMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,900 LOCATION LOCATION!! Come take a look..2/2/2, eat-in kitchen w/Corian countertops, formal dining room, Florida room has been converted into a room which could be study/den. Huge master suite w/walk-in closet + 2 other closets for plenty of storage space. Inside laundry room, tile flooring thru-out except guest bedroom, handicap shower in guest bath. Private backyard with no neighbors. MLS#387278/BH/LOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $129,900 SINGLE FAMILY HOME with 2/2/2 + den/study has lots to offer. Home features eatin kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining area. Hardwood and tile floors. Large master bedroom with large bath area. Inside laundry, front porch, and back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep heating and cooling costs down. Nicely landscaped with irrigation system. MLS#399313/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . $104,900 COUNTRY HOME just minutes to town. Move right in this gorgeous like-new home situated in the heart of horse country. Spacious open floor plan features: large great rm., w/sliders to open patio overlooking beautiful backyard. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite counters, wood cabinets, upgraded SS appliances, center island w/sink & lg. pantry, huge master suite, BA w/jetted & htd. tub, dbl. vanity, inside laundry, Real hardwood floors & tile throughout, 2 car attached carport w/sitting area. 1 shed w/electric plus 2 other sheds/workshops. MLS#393122/BH/WILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $182,000 MOVE RIGHT IN this 2/2/1 with family room, freshly painted inside, includes all appliances, vinyl enclosed lanai plus open patio, chain link fence out back. Wood laminate flooring galore! MLS#397984/BH/ETT . . . . $36,500 3/2/2 WITH TILE & vinyl everywhere, vaulted ceiling, ceramic tile counters, skylight in master bath, inside laundry, much more and quiet neighborhood. MLS#396328/SR/SMY . . . . . $89,900 COME TAKE A LOOK... This home features 2/2/2 w/glassed enclosed lanai under heat and air. Inviting kitchen with island overlooking family room, newer appliances and hot water heater. Even comes with a golf cart. MLS#398997/BH/OMA . . . $49,900 CLEAN UPDATED, well maintained 2/2/2 in Oak Run, newer 2007 A/C & appliances, queensize Murphy bed in guest room. MLS#397897/SR/EMR . . $110,000 FANTASTIC MOVE-IN READY VILLA! 2/2/1, new carpet, tile and freshly painted. Living/dining room combo, eat-in kitchen plus new countertops, range and refrigerator. Both baths with updated toilets, vanities and countertops. Screened lanai, open patio and covered front porch. MLS#387309/LBK/INF . . . . . . . . $39,500 WELL-MAINTAINED exp 2/2/1 with tile everywhere except bedrooms, large Florida room, newer air, roof, appliances & windows. All double pane windows and 2 solar tubes. MLS#393120/SR/SCH . . . . $34,900 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 back yard. 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 8868-B SW 97TH LANE ROAD DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy. 200 To OTOW main ent., T/L 89th Ct. Rd., T/L 97 Ln. Rd. to home on LT. SALE PENDING CORNER LOT END UNIT VILLA. 2/2/2 with rocking chair front porch overlooks the park-like setting. Close to main gate for easy shopping. Combine living/dining rooms, kitchen and family room for great entertaining. Golf cart include! MLS#384640/LK/LAW . . . . . . $48,900 A BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 on a large corner lot. Neat, clean and ready for new owners. New paint and new flooring. Home comes with a golf cart, workshop and all appliances. MLS#394006/JM/STR . . . $99,000 9129 SW 93RD CIRCLE DIRECTIONS: SR 200 to main ent. of OTOW straight to 90th St. (Stop Sign). L/T to 96th Ct. Rd., L/T on 93rd Cir Home is on the left. THIS 2/2/2 EXP ANDED VILLA offers a convenient split-bedroom plan, formal dining room, FL room under heat & air plus a screened porch. All of that in a gated 55+ golf course community-just waiting for a new owner Is that you? See it today MLS#398223/DP/IRV . . . . $49,900 BEAUTIFUL HOME located on one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus study den, kitchen has snack bar, kitchen noo k. Inside laundry room Split bedroom plan, tile and carpeting throughout. Open roof over porch overlooking private backyard. Master bath has double vanities and Jacuzzi tub ex-large walk-in closet. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#394945/BH/CHA . . . . . . . . . . $230,000 BRIGHT AND CHEER Y 2/2/1 villa with neutral colors. Eat-in kitchen, Florida room off the kitchen, living & dining area combined with wood laminate flooring, master bedroom with W/I closet. S olar tubes in dining area and guest bath AC replaced 2013, home exterior painted three years ago. Park-like setting in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the wide tree-lined street Home is located close to golf-course, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS#396718/LBK/PRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,000 WHA TS NOT TO LOVE?!! Enter through the leaded glass door into a completely remodeled 3/2/2. Custom features include porcelain tile floors, kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops, sitting room off master bedroom and, best of all a media room with stereo surround sound. Just bring your popcorn! Fenced in backyard for your pups. MLS#398670/LK/THO . . . . . . $204,500 STUNNING Picture perfect home sitting on a cul-de-sac. 2/2/2 with many upgrades including custom built-ins, Corian countertops in kitchen, large breakfast nook, tile flooring in all areas except in bedrooms, inside laundry room, Florida room plus bird cage screened lanai overlooking private backyard. Extra large master suite & large master bath. Theres simply too much to mention!! MLS#399844/BH/DIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $134,500 OP EN SUNDAY 12:00-1:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM OPEN SUNDAY 1:30-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING FELLOWSHIP ACRE ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD INDIGO EAST NEW LISTING SOLD

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derful people. Now one is asking for one more miracle by having a wonderful person adopt him. If you want this to have a really happy ending, please pick up the phone and give Arlene a call at 352-8759761. We realize that the holidays are not always the optimal time to bring a new pet into your home. However, you can visit them and claim him, and then pick him up after the New Year if that is better for you. Saving Animals For Everyone (SAFE) needs your helpLilly, President of SAFE, an animal sanctuary located in Anthony (just northeast of Ocala) spoke at our last meeting. In addition to their classification as a non-profit animal rescue organization, they have a Class 3 license issued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which enables them to take in many types of animals, including domestic, farm, exotic and small primates. All donations to them are tax deductible. Their address is 12525 NE 30th Court, Anthony, FL 32617. One of their exotics is Shantie the gray wolf. Because of an illness, she will always have a home at SAFE. Her best friend is an Australian Shepherd named Muzzy. They run and play and have a great time together. Safe is expanding their dog kennel area so they can partner with Hospice of Marion Countys new program, Pet Peace of Mind. This program helps hospice patients care for their animals by having volunteers take them for walks, to the doctor, or foster them until a family member can come get them. However, after a patient can no longer care for their pet, or passes on, SAFE wants to be able to take in a beloved dog when there is no family member to step in and give them a new home. To do this, SAFE is looking for donations of money or equipment. If youd like to help, please call SAFE at 352-671-6797 and ask for Lilly.Project PUPLouise from Project PUP (Pets Uplifting People) recently came to speak to us. If you have a well behaved dog with the right temperament, you may want to consider joining them. They take their dogs to nursing homes around Marion County to lift the spirits of the residents there. Your dog does not have to have a Canine Good Citizen designation to do this. If youve been looking for a worthwhile endeavor to do with your pet, why not consider Project PUP. You can spend quality time with your dog while also helping others. This can be a great way to start off the New Year if youve been looking for volunteer work but dont want to leave your precious pup at home alone. Louise is also an obedience trainer and dog behavior expert. If you can use help in this area, you can call Project PUP and ask for her. Their number is 352-3542787.Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 13, 2013 BY GREG ALLEN Special to the CitizenNovember marked the 150th anniversary of Lincolns Gettysburg address and the 50th of the Kennedy assassination with those observances come some parallels well explore. Eleven score and 17 years ago, in 1776, the founding fathers of America sought to break those fetters of oppression exerted upon them by the King of England. Their social experiment was an ingenious one; never an undertaking of such had been dreamed of before. At the heart of it all was the premise that all men are created equal and given a right of freedom and liberty by a Creator, not an overlord. In essence, the founding fathers sought to rid themselves of those proverbial shackles enslaving all those who lived in the colonies under the thumb of King George. Seven score and 10 years ago, on November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave a two minute speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to commemorate a cemetery for the thousands killed in the July battle waged there. In his oration President Lincoln said all men are created equal as well. At the heart of the matter was Lincolns drive to hold the union together and end slavery. He had a profound belief that no man should own another. In the end that notion cost him his life at the hands of a Confederate sympathizer, a one John Wilkes Booth who didnt believe in such claims. Thousands gave their lives in that war so all men may be free lest we forget oddly, Barack Obama never attended the ceremonies commemorating Lincolns Gettysburg address. Although it was only 63 miles away the President claimed he couldnt work it into his schedule. Two score and 10 years ago, on November 22, 1963, JFK was assassinated in Dallas by a self-proclaimed Marxist, a communist called Lee Harvey Oswald who didnt share the same beliefs as Kennedy did. The civil rights movement was in full swing at the time of that presidential assassination and Martin Luther King Jr., the spiritual leader of the civil rights movement, was also gunned down for having like dreams as JFK. Theres been persecution and struggle for liberty occurring throughout the history of the United States, its an ongoing process, yet America is like no other nation on Earth. There are those who see the goodness flowing through the veins of its citizens, and then again there are those who view the nation as flawed and oppressive by nature. There have been many firsts in Americas storied history. Slaves were freed, women were given the vote, President Kennedy was the first Catholic chosen by the people, and Barack Obama was the first African-American given that lofty privilege. A quarter of a score ago, President Obama took office to authoritatively proclaim he would fundamentally transform America. His vision of the country wasnt that of the majority of the citizenry and he would set out to change the very fabric of society as we know it. There are those who believe government can be an oppressor and need be unimposing. Then on the other hand, there are those who believe government is everything and need be the dictate to all living within the borders of its reign. There are many in America who value freedom and believe government has become fascist and socialistic in nature and deplore being enslaved by what its become. On the other hand, a horde of others are convinced theyll always be less fortunate and discriminated against. There are those who profit from that notion of widespread discrimination. Its of consequence that the president doesnt hold like views of other predecessors. One can only ascertain that the presidents motives are foreign to most and that transparency he promised has instead manifested itself as scandal breeding even more. Many feel hes trying to enslave Americans by imposing torturous inflictions upon the very liberties and freedoms many so cherish. This coming Saturday is a big one for Ocala and Marion County, when the annual Christmas parade steps off about 5:30 p.m. It moves from 25th Avenue East all the way down Silver Springs Boulevard to just before downtown. This is the biggest event of its kind in the county. Thousands of people gather, some not so politely fighting for space to watch. Parking, of course, is at a premium. People put up rope or tape at spots along the route, reserving their spaces to they can come and plop down and be comfortable. For as long as I can remember, people would put their chairs out early, too, but the city is cracking down on that, saying no chairs until Wednesday at least. Too much danger of chairs falling into the roadway, they said, so any chairs out early this week were probably taken away by Code Enforcement. Frankly, Id like to see that stopped completely until Friday evening. The city sent us a long, convoluted list of street closings, and you need a map and a calculator to follow the instructions. To put it simply, if youre going across the county, either take 14th Street (State Road 492) which turns into U.S. 27 at Pine, or take 17th Street/Maricamp Road off State Road 200. Avoid downtown at all costs unless youre going to the parade. Its that simple. If you want to watch, the good folks at the Marion Educational Channel will televise the proceedings live, and also on tape several times (see story on Page 1). Its great to watch, particularly if youre in the parade and all you see is your own sections. You can watch the whole thing, and yourself, on the replays, taken from the perch near the shopping center that houses Staples and the movies, etc. To me, the biggest warning I have is to parents. Please watch your children, especially the younger ones. Nothing scares me more than to have a motorized float moving down the street, and people throwing candy, and the kids dashing out into the street without looking to get that sweet treat. Hopefully, people have realized that throwing candy is not a good thing, and people walking alongside the float and giving it away is the way to do it. But no matter how much you warn participants, its still going to happen. Of course, there are always the parade crashers to look out for, particularly young people on bikes who often speed up and down the parade route. I dont mind seeing walkers keeping up with the route, but if youre going to ride, you should be part of one of the organized activities. Finally, most importantly, obey the crossing guards at the major intersections who ask you to leave room for people to escape from the road. Emergency personnel may need quick access to the road (of course, I hope not) and these gaps are necessary. So get ready for Saturday night, get there early, lock your car, and have the little ones prepared for a long, loud event. Theyll love it, as do many of the adults.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 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. The anniversary of one of the most tragic mass shootings in the history of America will take place this Saturday, Dec. 14. It was exactly one year ago on that date that 26 people, mostly children, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The suspect, who also killed some adult school personnel and his own mother, took his own life. While the shooting hasnt exactly been in the national news lately, the people of Newtown have asked the media to stay away on Saturday as they remember and mourn in their own way. We hope that the TV networks, generally not known for their sensitivity, will honor that request. But if they hope to keep it out of the news, they cant, thanks to the likes of our U.S. Representative, Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville). On his Facebook page, Yoho is advertising a gun safety show. It reads: Family Firearm Safety Event. Please bring your family and kids to an educational event on gun safety, purchasing firearms, legal requirements and safety standards, while encouraging responsible firearm ownership with Congressman Ted Yoho, Saturday December 14th, Jackie Taylor Building, 128 SW Birley Ave (off West Hwy 90), Lake City Florida 32054, 2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. yoho.house.gov This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (352) 505-0838. Yes, a gun safety show on the anniversary of Sandy Hook. How crude can you get? Were not debating the Second Amendment here, or the effectiveness of gun safety classes. All were saying is that it is extremely insensitive to have a class such as this on the anniversary of such a tragedy. We call on Yoho to change the date of his class. Show a little respect for the people who suffered such tremendous losses a year ago. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Note to Yoho: Change the date Be ready for Ocalas Saturday parade Some of the parallels of things from scores ago READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor PLEASESEEALLEN, PAGE9 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Kennedy storyI have waited a few weeks for all the nostalgia to recede before responding to the Nov. 15 article written by Judy Siegal of Judis Journal. First some background. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and lived through the so called Kennedy Years. I was there when John F. Kennedy rose to prominence. I still maintain a summer home in Massachusetts. The Kennedy road to the presidency was driven by Joseph P Kennedy, the father. It began when Joseph P Kennedy was recalled as ambassador to England (the court of St James) by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Joseph Kennedys political career ended by the political undermining of Franklin D. Roosevelt, along with his nefarious past dealings with some unsavory people on the way up. That Joseph Kennedy wanted to be president is undeniable. From that day forward Joseph P Kennedys sole ambition in life was to see his son Joseph Jr, become president. When Joseph died in WWII trying to become a hero, by flying what has been described as a suicide mission in a fully loaded bomber, Joseph P Kennedy switched his efforts to his second son John F. Kennedy. The truth of the matter is the John F. Kennedys congressional, senatorial and eventual presidential political career was originated, managed, bought and paid for by his father Joseph P. Kennedy. Joe Kennedys experience and contacts in Hollywood as the head of a motion picture company caused him to understand the value of pictures and video long before the rest of the political world caught up. Just remember a pale, tired Richard Nixon sitting and standing next to a fully made up youthful JFK during the first debate. Joseph P Kennedys power, contacts and money bought the young, inexperienced and reluctant John PLEASESEELETTER, PAGE9 SPCACONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 HOW THEY VOTED In this MegaVote for Floridas 11 and 3 Congressional Districts:Recent House VotesPatent Infringement Reform Passage Vote Passed (325-91, 15 Not Voting) In the last vote of the week, the House passed legislation on Friday that would change how patent infringement lawsuits are conducted in an attempt to reduce the actions of patent trolls, individuals or companies who acquire patents primarily to sue others for infringement. The bill would require plaintiffs to provide detailed information when filing lawsuits including how the accused is violating the patent. The bill passed with bipartisan support. 195 Republicans and 130 Democrats voted in favor of the legislation that is supported by the Obama administration. The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Democrat Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont, has already scheduled a hearing on a similar version on December 17. Republican Rich Nugent voted YES Republican Ted Yoho voted NOCompiled by MegaVote. Alan Gold Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. 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Oswald Chambers, a noted theologian who lived around the turn of the century, said: Make a determination to take no one seriously except God. You may find that the first person you must be the most critical with, as being the greatest fraud you have ever known, is yourself. Those who are convinced government is their sustenance surely embolden that premise. The rights of common man are duly instilled in the Constitution and that would explain why many who thirst for power hate that document so. Greg Allens column, Thinkin Out Loud, is published bi-monthly. Hes an author, nationally syndicated columnist and the founder of Builder of the Spirit in Jamestown, Indiana, a nonprofit organization aiding the poor. He can be reached at 765-676-5014 or www.builderofthespirit.org ALLENCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 F. Kennedy his first congressional seat in the late forties. When Joe decided that Jack should run for the Senate in 1952, against the wishes of the Democratic establishment, who preferred a more experienced candidate and asked him to wait until the 1958 race, Joe commented that Jack will be campaigning for president in 1958. Joe was determined that his son would be what was denied him. Joe had his contacts and experience in the media and the Kennedy Public Relations machine fed story after story to the newspapers and arranged radio and TV interviews for his son John. Joe arranged for JFKs name to be placed in nomination for Vice President at the 1956 Democratic Convention. While it created a minor buzz the nomination went nowhere. Questions were raised inside the national Democratic party as to who was this young, inexperienced man? Joe Kennedy continued to contact, promote and buy off people in the media to push the Kennedy name in front of the people. Even Jacqueline Kennedy was bought off. When she decided to leave her philandering husband after being embarrassed by her husband one to many times, Joseph P. Kennedy told Jackie that he would put one million ($1,000,000) dollars in a trust fund for her if she stayed with John through the election for president. She accepted the money and stayed with John F. Kennedy. The election cycles are full of stories of deals made, votes bought and tough tactics used against anyone not lining up to support his sons candidicy. The election results are full of the deals that were made. If you doubt that see the biographies of Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, Richard Daley mayor of Chicago and too many others to say here. Even Lyndon Johnson was given the Vice Presidency to get him out of the Senate as the Senate Majority Leader to move him out of the way. I could go on but there is enough history to support those statements Finally, there was no Camelot. That was a creation of the Kennedy public relations staff. The news media bought the concept hook, line and sinker and continue to promote it for 50 years after the fact. As events showed during his presidency John F. Kennedy was a nice young man, over his head in the presidency as demonstrated by the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the approved attempt to assassinate Castro, his reluctance to deal with civil rights in the south, the continued adventure in Vietnam, the approved assassination of Diem the President of South Vietnam, his meeting with Nikita Khruschev in Vienna and the Cuban Missile Crisis. While the current promotion is that John Kennedy would have grown in the job and accomplished much in a second term, that is sheer speculation. JFK accomplished nothing legislatively in the first two and a half years as president and little suggests his fourth year would be any different. While the removal of missiles from Cuba is trumpeted as a victory, nothing is said of the deal with the Kremlin to remove U.S. missiles aimed at the Soviet Union from Turkey as part of that deal. For many years I have told people that Kennedy was all sizzle and no steak. A true reflection of history would reveal the real story of John F. Kennedy. Joseph J. Polizzotti On Top Of The World LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Instead of a regular meeting in December, the SPCA will have our Christmas luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at Royal Oaks Country Club in Oak Run. We look forward to seeing all our members there. Anyone interested in joining our organization or seeing what were about, can come to our next meeting on Jan. 16. Well give you the details in next months column. Please give us a call at 352-3620985 if you would like more information about our meetings or have any other questions for us. The SPCA will have a table at Barnes and Noble in Market Street at Heath Brook on Sunday, Dec. 15; Saturday, Dec. 21 and Monday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. We will also be there on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will wrap your gifts and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors there.Adoption NewsA young kitten needs your help. Earlier this month, three adorable tiny tots were left on State Road 200 near Pine Run to fend for themselves amid the heavy traffic. One Good Samaritan noticed the blond one under the car in front of hers that was stopped at the light. She got out of her car and caught the drivers attention and asked him not to move his car until she could catch the kitten, which miraculously she did. The orange kitten ran across the highway but was found by another kind person who took him in. The gray and white one was not found until days later, crying from fright and hunger under a briar bush. Numerous residents from Pine Run got together to rescue him. Our cat foster Arlene took two of the kittens in, and when the person who rescued the orange kitten realized he was part of the abandoned litter, gave him over to Arlene, too. When that kitten entered the house and saw his brothers, he ran over to them and gave them a hug. These kittens are not feral theyre friendly and used to people and not skinny, which means they were nursed by their mamma cat till they were discarded. Unfortunately, no one knows what happened to their mother. When rescued, the kittens weighed just a pound and a half each. By the time you read this the kittens will be about 11 weeks old, and two of them have been spoken for. Theyve all been named: the orange one is Sunshine, the gray and white is Snuggles, and the blond one is Simba. Also by now they have all been wormed, vaccinated, and neutered. All are boys. Right now theyre all looking at you with their big kitten eyes to ask if you would like to give one or more of them a home. So far two people have come forward. The kittens survived against terrible odds with help from some wonSPCA to hold Christmas luncheon Paws and Claws Maria Devine These three kittens were rescued from the highway near Pine Run. Two have been spoken for, but the one on the right is available for adoption. PLEASESEESPCA, PAGE21 6333 SW SR 200 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKERY (352) 854-6622 Diamond Earrings Diamond Pendants Diamond Rings Was $ 350 NO W $ 150 Pear l Earrings 000GQQE 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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Next Tuesday is Wright Brothers Day. The date commemorates the Wright brothers first successful flight in heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled craft, accomplished on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Almost three years later, October 7, 1905, the Wright brothers had a 39-minute flight on Huffman Prairie, Ohio, demonstrating that their design had advanced to the point of a practical airplane. Well try to do right with some stories taking off from Pun Alley.Fly-in moose takeoffIn the Alaskan interior Lloyd and Bruce had a good hunt, and both managed to get a large moose. When the plane returned to pick them up, the pilot looked at the animals and said, This little plane wont lift all of us, the equipment, and both of these animals. Youll have to leave one. Wed never make it over the trees. Lloyd said, We came out here last year and got two moose and that pilot wasnt afraid to take off. Yeah, said Bruce, and his plane wasnt any bigger than yours. The pilot got angry, and said, Well, if he did it, then I can do it, I can fly as well as anybody! They loaded up, taxied at full throttle, but the plane didnt clear the trees at the end of the lake. It clipped the top, then broke up, scattering the baggage, animal carcasses, and passengers all through the brush. Still alive, but shaken and dazed, the pilot sat up, shook his head to clear it, and said, Where are we? Bruce rolled out from being thrown in a bush, looked around, and said, Id say, about a hundred yards further than last year.Hillbilly highAn airplane was in flight to Chicago, when a hillbilly sitting in economy got up and moved to an open seat in the first class section. A flight attendant politely informed the hillbilly that he must return to his seat in the economy class. He replied, Im going to Chicago and Im staying right here. After repeated attempts and no success convincing the hillbilly to return to economy, the flight attendant informed the pilot that there was a hillbilly sitting in first class who refused to go back to his proper seat. The pilot kneeled down next to the hillbilly and whispered in his ear. The hillbilly replied, Oh, Im sorry, then quickly moved back to economy class. The flight attendant was amazed and asked the pilot what he said to get the hillbilly to move back to economy without causing any fuss. I told him first class wasnt going to Chicago.FlightyAir Lines, hoping to boost ticket sales, introduced a new student discount fare, which will apply to flights when the airplane is being flown by student pilots. If God wanted us to fly, Hed make it easier to get to the airport. There is a report that a 2-seater private plane has crashed into a cemetery in the Kentucky hills. The fire department has reported recovering over 30 bodies and is still digging. Orville Wright said to his brother, Wilbur, You were only in the air for twelve seconds. How could my luggage be in Cleveland? I give up flying. I was at the airport and I saw a sign: Take Out Insurance. I thought, if the lobbys that dangerous, imagine what its like in the plane. Frequent flier miles are the business travelers equivalent of combat pay. Most airports make passengers walk a long way to get to the plane. Thats so the luggage can get a head start.For the birdsAn airplane was forced to return to the hangar after it collided with a flock of geese. Of course, all the mechanics rushed to the plane to take a gander.Hop hopBack in the early days of passengers flying cross-country, airplanes had to make many landings to take on fuel. Two men on one such flight were observing the activities at the stops. At the first one, a little white wagon drove up to the plane and fueled it. At the second stop, another white wagon fueled the plane. At the third stop, one of the men turned to the one next to him and said, Were making good time, arent we? The other passenger answered, That white wagon isnt doing bad either. Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 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. 15: 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 and worship with us. Missions Committee will meet at noon immediately following worship; Elders/Deacons meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday evening, Dec. 15: Under the direction of Music Director, Peter Bunch, the Sanctuary Choir will present a Christmas musical celebration entitled, Joy In This Place, featuring guest soloist, Zandra Singh, nationally known singing artist, a former resident of Ocala who now lives in Beijing, China. This musical celebration will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Guests from the community are invited to join us for this special Christmas celebration. 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. Wednesday, Dec. 18: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 24: We will celebrate the birth of Christ at a special Christmas eve Candle light service beginning at 6:00pm. 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 a 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 likewise remember that He calls us to live our lives in 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 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. 14 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. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, This Must Be the Place. The morning message, brought by our pastor, Randall Brown, will be a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. Sunday evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. 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. 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 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.College Park ChurchCollege Park Church, 3140 SW 26th St., across from CF Police Academy, will hold its annual Christmas Eve Candles and Carols Service at 6 p.m. There will be a cookies, coffee and punch reception following the service on Dec. 24. For information, call 352-237-2247First 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 multi-age 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. Christ Church of Marion County Friday, Dec. 13: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13: Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Christmas Musical The Star Still Shines. Friendship Fellowship Christmas Luncheon. Sunday, Dec. 15: Christmas Musical, The Star Still Shines, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19: Praise & Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20: Flying Solo Fellowship Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala will celebrate Christmas Eve on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. with the traditional service of nine lessons and carols. This was first performed in 1918 at Kings College Cambridge, England, and is now performed in churches all around the world. The Rev. Gary O. Marshall will officiate and the Chancel Choir and members of the Hand Bell Choir will perform. The congregation will join in for the traditional carol singing. The public is invited to join us for this beautiful Christmas candlelight service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchThese few weeks of Advent have been celebrated each Sunday at Joy Lutheran Church in anticipation of the coming of Jesus. Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr.s message during this time has been Waiting with sermons on the topics of Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. There have also been midweek services on Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Unto Us a Child is Born at the 7 p.m. service. His message at the 10 p.m. service will be an awesome surprise. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. As has been the tradition for many years, the choir and other church members will go caroling to the homebound members on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. and share some Christmas spirit. Joy Lutheran Church is on SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Religion Read the classifieds Off we go, into the wild blue yonder of Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Stevi Bs Pizza, the industry's national premium pizza buffet restaurant leader, participated in the Toys for Tots campaign. The program ends Friday, Dec. 13. All 49 Stevi Bs restaurants had collection boxes to accept brand new unwrapped toys on behalf of Toys for Tots. The toys will then be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Ienjoy being cheerful and Christmas time is a special time to be cheerful and I try my best to live up to it. Occasionally, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will suggest I am going a little too far. During the rest of the year I stay out of shopping malls as much as possible. During the Christmas season, I want to go to the shopping mall and walk around without any purchases to make. I like watching people spend their money on things they do not need and for people they may not like. I like to give cheer more than anything else. Actually, it is the only thing I can afford. And so I will send my cheerfulness into cheer bankruptcy. Whatever that may be. The Christmas season has never been a time for me to spend excessive amounts of money. I leave all that to my wife. She knows how to shop and she begins her Christmas shopping right around February. I could never figure that out. When I buy a gift for someone, I want to hand it to them right then. She has the discipline to buy Christmas gifts months ahead of time. Something happened this past week that brought all of my cheerfulness to an abrupt halt. I had just come from the mall where I was making fun of people scurrying around trying to find the latest bargain. It is a little strange to me that when people get a gift for somebody they look for a bargain. When I got home, I sat down in my recliner reminiscing about the day and then I did something I do not normally do. I took out my wallet to clean it. This is something I do at least once a year. Sometimes I get cards in my wallet that have expired or are no longer valid. No sense in having things in your wallet that you do not need or cannot use. Several cards had expired and so into the trashcan they went. You can tell a lot about a person by the things in his wallet. My wife, on the other hand, carries a purse. I will not be caught dead looking in that purse. In fact, I would be dead if caught looking. I am not sure what she has in her purse and I do not want to know what she has in there. I love living. A mans wallet is a little different. He has things in there that are rather practical. There will be a drivers license, a Social Security card, insurance card, not to mention credit cards. Everything he needs to get through a week with plenty of cheerfulness on the side. Going through my wallet this time I found something that shocked me to the core of my being. There in my wallet, folded up rather neatly and tucked in a corner, was a $50 bill. I cannot tell you the last time I saw a $50 bill. How it got there, I will never know. My father always had a folded $50 bill in his wallet for emergencies. I am not my father. Ordinarily, you would think finding $50 in your wallet would be a moment of rejoicing. Not so here. It is toward the end of the year, all gifts are purchased for Christmas and all bills are paid. I like to pay ahead of time just to make sure the bills are being paid. And so there was nothing that needed to be paid at that time. Life has taught me several lessons and one in particular. If you find extra money it means some disaster is about to befall. Usually the catastrophe that happens costs more than the money you find. I found $50 and so it is reasonable to believe that the catastrophe facing me will cost $100. I did not know if I should mention this to my wife. It is not that we are superstitious, we have just live life long enough to know what comes around goes around and what goes up usually comes down. What is going to happen now? What is going to go wrong? What in the house is going to fall apart? Then my dilemma was solved. My wife came into the room and said, I was wondering, and she was stammering a little bit as she said it. I was wondering if perhaps we could take the grandchildren out for Christmas lunch tomorrow. I know it costs a lot, but I think they would enjoy it. Heres the tale of my Christmas cheer drama Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE12 Marions Most Wanted Jason Allen Dalbow, 29, felony violation of probation warrant possession of Alprazolam, possession of cannabis less than 20 grams. Annie Davis, 48, felony order to take into custody, grand theft, uttering forged instrument. Crystal Lee Harrison, 23, felony violation of probation warrant grand theft. Christopher Cody Riley, 26, felony custody order to revoke bond. Chiota Rashad Roberts, 25, felony violation of probation warrant, 4 counts sale of cocaine, 4 counts possession of cocaine. James Taylor, 24, felony violation of probation warrant grand theft. A man and woman from Dunnellon were arrested Tuesday after they reportedly stole items from Walmart on State Road 200. Clinton William Moore, 29, and Randi Nicole Rock, 26, both of Southwest 176th Avenue, face charges of retail grand theft. A deputy responding to a shoplifting call at Walmart was told that the couple had left in a blue SUV. Moments later, the deputy spotted the vehicle and stopped it in the 9400 block of State Road 200, just four blocks from the store. The couple were in the front seats, while Rocks mother was seated in the back. She was not charged. The couple said they had purchased some items and produced a receipt. However, after deputies watched the security video, they discovered that more than the items on the receipt had been taken. The car was searched and allegedly recovered from it were a baby stroller, diapers, bottles, a diaper bag and stereo speakers. The items were worth more than $350. The two were taken to the Marion County jail. Both were later released on $2,000 bond each. Mary Alexander, 47, of Ocala has been charged with organized fraud. Alexanders arrest stems from an ongoing investigation by the Marion County Sheriffs Office, in conjunction with the Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Attorney Generals Office. The first phase of this case started back in June of this year. Thats when both agencies executed multiple search warrants on Alexanders homes. The concern was Alexander was operating unlicensed assisted living facilities and neglecting the elderly and/or disabled adults living in her homes. Alexander and Tara Collins-Johnson were arrested in June on those charges. During the execution of the search warrants, investigators found 10 Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards in Alexanders purse and none of the cards belong to her. Investigators, working with the United States Department of Agriculture, learned that Alexander used at least two cards to purchase more than $3,000 in various items. Investigators say Alexander did not have permission to use the cards. According to the arrest affidavit, Alexander engaged in a scheme to defraud by obtaining the EBT cards in the names of at least two victims without their knowledge. Alexander was arrested on Southwest 89th Street Road and booked into the Marion County Jail. She was later released on $5,000 bond. Couple accused of grand theft from Walmart Charlie Broaderick, a corrections office at the Marion County Jail, may face charges of misdemeanor battery for his treatment of a person who was being booked, according to a news release from the Sheriffs Office. On Monday, Nov. 25, members of the State Attorneys Office met with members of Sheriff Chris Blairs senior staff in regard to a battery alleged to have been committed by corrections officer, Charlie Broaderick on an individual who was being booked into the Marion County Jail. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, Sheriff Blair was briefed by his senior staff on the contents of the meeting with the State Attorneys Office, including that the State Attorney intended to file criminal charges against Broaderick for misdemeanor battery. Upon receiving this information, immediate action was taken to place Broaderick on paid suspension pending his arrest and, if charges are filed, Broaderick will be placed on unpaid suspension pending the conclusion of the criminal proceedings related to his arrest. According to the news release, employees of the Marion County Sheriffs Office are expected, and required, to maintain the highest level of integrity and accountability in our dealings with the public including inmates incarcerated in the Marion County Jail. Sheriff Blair takes any allegations of misconduct, whether in the jail or otherwise, extremely seriously and will not condone any inappropriate or criminal conduct. 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com I smiled and she looked at me a little quizzically and asked, What are you smiling about? It was then I pulled out of my wallet the neatly folded $50 bill and waved it in her direction and said, I think Christmas lunch with the grandchildren tomorrow would be a fantastic idea. Some people worry about what they do not have. I worry about what I have to make sure I am using it in the best possible manner. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High (Psalms 92:1). I am thankful for what I have but I am also thankful for what I do not have. Nothing takes the place of a contented heart and my contentment rests in the Lord Jesus Christ. I need nothing more.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 1-866-5522543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.c om. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Friday, Dec. 13: 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, Bob Sapio Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m.; The membership (ham & Pot Luck) Christmas Party at 5 p.m., Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15: Football Sunday watch your favorite teams. Monday, Dec. 16: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m. with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Open Darts 5:45 to -9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Volunteers Christmas Party at 3 p.m., invitations are being given out in the Social Quarters Thursday, Dec. 19: 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, Dec. 20: 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, David Baldwin 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! West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 SW 110th St., Phone 352-854-2200. Activities at West Marion Moose Lodge After the countdown to midnight; everyone sings Auld Lang Syne; an abundant amount of kissing is done and then the Champagne corks start popping. Everyone shares a glass of the bubbly to toast in the New Year. Party hats and noise makers are at the table so everyone can join in the fun and excitement of welcoming what we all hope will be a wonderful New Year. Tickets are limited so be sure to see Geri as soon as possible to make sure you have a place at the table. If you have out of town guests coming in, see Geri for guest passes and tickets. We dont want anyone missing out on this fantastic time. Cherrywood TravelContact Cherrywood Resident Natalie Marcucio at 854-4561 to secure your reservation to Biloxi on Jan. 26 through 29. This excursion features bus ticket; hotel stay at the posh Imperial Palace and many perks including free gaming chips and meals. The price is low; the trip fun; and the opportunities endless for winning big. Call today to book your reservation. Holiday schedule changesFrom Wednesday Dec. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 29 the office will be closed. In addition, there will be no scheduled exercise classes between Christmas and New Years. Deb will be back on Jan. 6. For details on any special activities and times please refer to your Chirp newsletter. There will be no Veterans Club meeting in January however you can still purchase your Caribbean Cruise raffle tickets from any Veterans Club Officer or from Geri in the office. The drawing for the winning ticket will be held on Feb. 14.From your reporterChristmas shoppers are out in full force; snow birds are returning to town and kids are soon going to be out of school. All this means increased traffic and increased hazards on the road. Here are some tips that I hope will help keep you safe as you go about your holiday routines. First, dont drink and drive. Thats pretty much a no brainer these days but people who dont normally consume alcohol are apt to have a cocktail around this time of year. Be aware that even one or two drinks can affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle so please be cautious. Make friends with a tee-totaler and let them drive; well all be safer. When walking, especially in crowded parking lots, remember what you used to teach your children; stop, look and listen. People do dumb things like being on their cell phone or thinking about the gifts they just bought and youll see them walking out of a store right into the traffic lanes. Dont be one of these people and be sure to watch out for them when driving in parking lots. Backing up is another dangerous time for drivers especially in parking lots. Parents are sometimes not paying attention and tell their kids to run on ahead to their vehicle. Just because the Mom or Dad can see their children, they think theyre safe. When you are backing up, the heads of children and people on power scooters etc. are not visible so use extra caution. If youre a parent, realize that the safest place for a child is at the end of your hand. This time of year, every one seems to be in a big hurry. Road rage and speeding can be dangerous anytime but with increased traffic it can be even more deadly. Isnt it strange how we all know that Christmas is coming on Dec. 25; the same day every year and yet many of us act like its a surprise? There are many things that have to be done in preparation for the holiday and most of them can be done a month or two in advance. Waiting until the last minute is bound to stress out any body so take a deep breath; relax and if you dont put just the right stamp on that Christmas card; if you dont have just the right wrapping paper for that special gift; if you forget to put just the right topping on a dessert; dont worry about it. The one receiving the gift will be grateful; those who taste the dessert will probably still ask for seconds and people open their cards no matter what stamp is on it. So that being said, slow down and enjoy the season. Give yourself extra time when you leave the house and if you dont get something done today, remember theres always tomorrow; if you are safe and still alive that is. You may think that you dont have enough time now, just think how much an accident will delay your plans. Being in the hospital or without your vehicle will really slow you down. My hope is that all my readers will have a wonderful and safe holiday; free of suffering of any kind. Put a smile on your face and joy in your heart and drive and walk carefully this Christmas season. If you have suggestions or ideas for the Cherrywood section of the Citizen Newspaper, please fell free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000G0AF Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Lang uage Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000GDGD 8070 SW 60th A ve. 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 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 AW ANA (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 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 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 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 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 000GSHQ 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. 000GUYF 1 1251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: T ues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTOR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call t o 71 1195 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 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 000GUM1 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 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 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 000FTQA 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countr ysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Nursery pr ovided Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000GL0K Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE A VE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing A vailable For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos A vailable With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000GRTZ SAVE THOUSANDS 000GUEW 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. 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com In an amazing display of unity and charity by the community, the Cherrywood Veterans Club was able to collect $2,500 in just two months to pay for a service dog to assist a disabled veteran. Individuals donated the vast majority of the funds with help coming from VFW Post 4781 and a donor who requested to remain anonymous. Patriot Dog is the organization that is making the life of a disabled veteran easier by providing service dogs to individuals who have given so much for their country and for us. Receiving no money from the Veterans Administration or any other governmental entity, the all-volunteer Patriot Dog organization receives dogs and spends two years training; caring for and working with them. They then work with a disabled veteran to match hero dog with hero American. Each dog must be socialized and then trained. Thanks to a group of caring volunteers at the Lowell Prison for Women and foster parents who take the dogs for weekends, each dog is groomed to be an affectionate; efficient and effective companion. Dogs are matched with each veteran making sure that the needs of that veteran can be met by the companion dog. This is a long and sometimes difficult process but in the end, each veteran is enriched and empowered by the animal who in turn receives a warm and loving home. President Bill Mahar of the Cherrywood Veterans Club proudly presented Julie Drexel of Patriot Dogs with a check for $2,500 which will cover the costs of the two-year program. Julie gratefully accepted the check and advised the members that when the puppy was old A hero dog for an American hero Cherrywood John Everlove enough, she would bring him to a meeting for everyone to meet. Loni Buechter was on hand to personally greet SPCA representative Bev Carver and Julie Drexel. Loni is the widow of past Veterans Club Officer Al Buechter and by acclamation, the dog we donated will be named Al in his memory. Diego, the dog celebrity attending the meeting with Julie and Bev, gave an approving head snuggle and kiss to Loni which everyone took as an approval of the plan. The Veterans Club is grateful to everyone who donated their time; energy and money to this program. We have some funds to begin a new drive for another dog so there is still time and reason to donate. Just contact Geri at the office or see any Cherrywood Veterans Club Officer. The address to mail donations is 6253 SW 100 Loop, Ocala, FL 34476. Make checks and money orders out to the Cherrywood Veterans Check presentation: Marty Duesel, President Bill Mahar, Julie Drexel, Bev Carver, Loni Buechter, Joe Gignac and last but not least, Diego. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 which friends; family and neighbors. Dont forget to bring a little something to pass and your own libations for the evening. Donna is a terrific quizmaster and youll not only learn a lot; youll have fun.Travel Pool LeagueOur Cherrywood Traveling pool league took part in an 8 ball tournament with three other communities on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3. Twenty three of best shooters from OTOW; Ocala Palms; Oak Run and Cherrywood went head to head for two days. At the end, our own David Bragdon of Cherrywood took second place. This is the highest finish of any of our players in recent months and was a real accomplishment for David. First place went to Fausto Coste of OTOW with Frank Silanski of Oak Run finishing third. Although the competition was very tough, the sportsmanship was evident as every player shared a common denominator of courtesy and camaraderie with opponents and team members alike. Hosting the tournament was Bill Daily who did an excellent job of over seeing the entire match. We congratulate Dave on his second place finish and look forward to announcing him or one of his team mates as the winner in the next tournament. Join our pool shooters nearly every morning at 9 a.m. in the pool room of the clubhouse for fun and excitement plus a few good laughs.New Years PartyStart off 2014 with friends; family; and neighbors at the clubhouse with our gala New Years Eve Party. Tickets are just $10 each which includes a Champagne toast; party favors; finger foods and entertainment by Rainbow Connection. This is always one of the biggest and best parties of the year so dont miss out. Rainbow Connection has been here on several occasions and is always a favorite of everyone. Their talent is limitless and their music repertoire is unbeatable. Do you have a favorite tune that brings back memories; they can play it. Do you have a favorite dance; they can play that too. Enjoy a wide variety of party finger foods throughout the evening and wash them down with your favorite drink. Bring your own liquid refreshment or have some of the lemonade or iced tea thats provided. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Second place finisher Dave Bragdon. Read the classifieds PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 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 000GUQK 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 11 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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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 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 12/20/13 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000GUEP TUESDA YS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 12/20/13 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 12/20/13 $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 Esta te Planning Wills Trusts Real Esta te Proba te Corpora tions Medicaid Qualifying Tax L aw 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000G6W4 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Befor e you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000GTHZ T ours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour W e would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Monday December 16 @ 2 PM HOLIDAY MUSIC The Ocala Harmony Group will be here to entertain. The group is made up of all women who have put together a collection of holiday songs for your enjoyment. T uesday, December 31 @ 2 PM NEW YEARS CELEBRA TION Join us for an afternoon New Years Eve Celebration. The party will be complete with horns, hats, noise makers, entertainment, hors doeuvres, and FUN! The Shannons, a husband and wife energetic duo, will be here to entertain you. Put on your dancing shoes and ring in the New Year with us! 000GSSC 000GV5R S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTER Y N OT ARY CARDS AND GIFTS APPROVED SHIPPER Packing and Shipping Supplies Best Selection of Greeting Cards in Marion County Always 50% Of f Y our Neighborhood Gift Headquarters for the perfect present Fashion Jewelry Purses Scarves Knick Knacks Mail your packages from our store Remember these dates: For estimated delivery by Dec. 24*, mail domestically by: FRIDAY December 20 FIRST-CLASS MAIL SATURDA Y December 21 PRIORITY MAIL FLAT RATE MONDAY December 23 PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS

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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com We Give You Better Quality, Better Variety, Fair Pricing and Factory Warranties (where applicable)! 8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481On SR 200 At The Entrance To On Top Of The WorldMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 352-854-2060 FA CT ORY AUTHORIZED DEALER We are the Official Factory Authorized Club Car Dealer in Marion County! At Home or In-Shop T une-Ups Fa ct ory or A ft er Ma rket P ar ts Fact ory Tr ained Personnel Same Day S ervic e & Repairs (in most cases) Full Line of A ccessories Servic e for All M akes & M odels Electric or G as 2014 Refurbished1 Year Warranty2014 Rebuilt3 Year Factory Warranty2013 New4 Year Factory WarrantySleekline Enclosure NEW Club and indicate dog in the memo portion of document. Please accept our sincere thanks in anticipation of your gift.Trim a TreeOn Monday, Dec. 1, nearly 100 residents gathered to hear our Songbirds bring in the season with songs of Christmas and cheer. Everyone placed their own individual ornament on the two trees by the stage and then settled in for an evening of fun. Desserts lined four tables giving everyone an ample choice of cakes; cookies; pies and snacks to choose from. Along with the soft drinks, many people brought their own drinks to help bring in the spirits of Christmas. Vincent Basile directed the Songbirds through a wide variety of Christmas tunes culminating with Twelve Days of Christmas. This was one of the highlights of the evening as each table was assigned a verse to sing in competition with the other tables. The emphasis was on volume not musical ability and there were some enthusiastic participants who rang out their verses. Musical accompaniment was played by Frank Juarbe on the keyboard with technical support from Bill LaVertue and Rich Becotte. Together with director Basile and the voices of our Songbirds, the music was grand. Everyone had a great time getting into the spirit of Christmas. Thanks to Eve and her committee, the clubhouse was decorated to the nines and is a show case for the season. If you havent been by to see it, make it a point to stop in and look at the decorations. The decorating was done by Eve and over a dozen volunteers on Friday, Nov. 29. Jim Houghtaling and Holly Bragdon did the heavy lifting and ladder climbing along with Chris Weiss. Others put up wreaths; assembled Christmas trees; sorted through ornaments and after untangling them, strung the lights. It was a great night to start the season and we appreciate the terrific music of our Songbirds; the hard work of our volunteers and the spirit of the residents who came out for a fun night of song and laughter. Christmas Open House ticketsOn Saturday, Dec 21 beginning at 6 p.m., Cherrywood will be hosting a CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Cherrywood Songbirds at Trim a Tree. Christmas Open House. This will be a perfect opportunity to share a relaxing evening of fun; friendship and fellowship. No kidding, this is going to be a once in a lifetime party you dont want to miss. First, there will be an ugly tie and ugly sweater contest. Check through your closet and see if you cant find an old sweater or tie that might fill the bill. You might have some stiff competition though; like when I went to a party with a favorite sweater on and I won even though I didnt even know about the contest. Next will be the Chinese Auction. You dont need to participate but if you would like to, be sure to tell Geri when you get your tickets. All you have to do is bring a wrapped gift valued at under $10. Everyone taking part gets a number and then goes up and chooses a present. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 Once its unwrapped, it is yours to keep unless some one sees it and wants to exchange their gift for the one you have. This promises to be a ball. Rich Becotte will be playing background music so if you want to talk with friends and neighbors, the music will enhance the atmosphere. This is going to be an open house, not a dance. Enjoy an evening of fellowship and making new friends; meeting new comers to the community and sharing Christmas cheer with one another. Everyone is asked to bring a treat to share. Christmas candy; cookies; cakes; or other goodies either home made or store bought. If the past is any indication, there will be plenty of snacks and finger foods to enjoy In addition, feel free to bring your own drinks to have with the many treats on hand. Come share a joyous and special social gathering at this magical time of the year. See Geri for free tickets and be sure to let her know if you are going to be part of the auction. Its not mandatory and promises to be a blast for spectators and players as well. See you on Dec. 21.Toys for TotsWe have filled our second bin with Toys for Tots and are starting work on providing a third to the U.S. Marines for distribution to needy children at Christmas. You are invited to bring a new; unwrapped present to the clubhouse and place it in the container provided. Remember you dont have to be a Cherrywood resident to contribute at our clubhouse. The Marine Corps has issued a plea for gifts that would be suitable for infants from new born to 2 years of age. Gifts such as sweaters; socks; blankets; rattles; teddy bears and similar items that these youngest of our community need for warmth; security and play time would be gratefully appreciated. Because of your generosity, a needy child will have a much better Christmas. We thank each of you Santa helpers for caring and giving. Accordion Club schedule changeOur marvelous Accordion Club will be holding its concert on Friday, Dec. 20 instead of its usual fourth Wednesday because of the Christmas Holiday. Two excellent professionals; Dick Richards and Bob Mace, host this night of excellent music accompanied by a wide assortment of musicians. The doors open at 5:30 in the clubhouse and the evening begins with some of the newer students demonstrating their progress and ability. Just hearing these dedicated students play and seeing them perform is an inspiration; proving that getting older doesnt mean getting stale. As the evening goes on, band members playing a variety of instruments join in to the festivities playing music that some of these musicians played back in the day with big bands and big stars. Occasionally a singer or two will join in and of course those who like to dance have ample opportunity to cut a rug. These concerts are free to all our residents and if you have family in town for the holidays; dont hesitate to bring them along for a great night of lively entertainment. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks to enhance your night of musical enjoyment.Trivia Night Donna James will be our quizmaster for a night of Christmas Holiday Trivia at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 in the clubhouse. Bring along a treat to pass and enjoy the holiday edition of this fun and exciting game. For only a dollar per person, you can come and play on a 3 or 4 person team. Bring your own team with you if you wish or just join us and be assigned to a team. At the start, every group gets an answer sheet and then Donna will put the questions up on the big screen. Each team puts their collective heads together to try and come up with the best answer. At the end of the game, answer sheets are exchanged and everyone learns who the smart people in the room are; or at least who had the best answers. A small cash prize is then awarded to the top teams but much more importantly, the winning team enjoys bragging rights until the next months game. Since there is no Trivia in January, bragging rights for December will be for two months. This is a great night of fun and laughter so come out and test your brain CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 A Breath of Fresh Air in Assisted Living Every Front Door Opens T o A Sun-Filled Courtyard Shady por ches and spacious living areas overlook beautiful gr ounds Specialty-trained and compassionate staff pr ovide personalized care Restaurant-style dining, featuring full menus of chef-pr epared meals Full pr ogram of motivating activities tailored to personal inter ests Conveniently located near shopping, r estaurants and quality health care. 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com We Give You Better Quality, Better Variety, Fair Pricing and Factory Warranties (where applicable)! 8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481On SR 200 At The Entrance To On Top Of The WorldMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 352-854-2060 FA CT ORY AUTHORIZED DEALER We are the Official Factory Authorized Club Car Dealer in Marion County! At Home or In-Shop T une-Ups Fa ct ory or A ft er Ma rket P ar ts Fact ory Tr ained Personnel Same Day S ervic e & Repairs (in most cases) Full Line of A ccessories Servic e for All M akes & M odels Electric or G as 2014 Refurbished1 Year Warranty2014 Rebuilt3 Year Factory Warranty2013 New4 Year Factory WarrantySleekline Enclosure NEW Club and indicate dog in the memo portion of document. Please accept our sincere thanks in anticipation of your gift.Trim a TreeOn Monday, Dec. 1, nearly 100 residents gathered to hear our Songbirds bring in the season with songs of Christmas and cheer. Everyone placed their own individual ornament on the two trees by the stage and then settled in for an evening of fun. Desserts lined four tables giving everyone an ample choice of cakes; cookies; pies and snacks to choose from. Along with the soft drinks, many people brought their own drinks to help bring in the spirits of Christmas. Vincent Basile directed the Songbirds through a wide variety of Christmas tunes culminating with Twelve Days of Christmas. This was one of the highlights of the evening as each table was assigned a verse to sing in competition with the other tables. The emphasis was on volume not musical ability and there were some enthusiastic participants who rang out their verses. Musical accompaniment was played by Frank Juarbe on the keyboard with technical support from Bill LaVertue and Rich Becotte. Together with director Basile and the voices of our Songbirds, the music was grand. Everyone had a great time getting into the spirit of Christmas. Thanks to Eve and her committee, the clubhouse was decorated to the nines and is a show case for the season. If you havent been by to see it, make it a point to stop in and look at the decorations. The decorating was done by Eve and over a dozen volunteers on Friday, Nov. 29. Jim Houghtaling and Holly Bragdon did the heavy lifting and ladder climbing along with Chris Weiss. Others put up wreaths; assembled Christmas trees; sorted through ornaments and after untangling them, strung the lights. It was a great night to start the season and we appreciate the terrific music of our Songbirds; the hard work of our volunteers and the spirit of the residents who came out for a fun night of song and laughter. Christmas Open House ticketsOn Saturday, Dec 21 beginning at 6 p.m., Cherrywood will be hosting a CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Cherrywood Songbirds at Trim a Tree. Christmas Open House. This will be a perfect opportunity to share a relaxing evening of fun; friendship and fellowship. No kidding, this is going to be a once in a lifetime party you dont want to miss. First, there will be an ugly tie and ugly sweater contest. Check through your closet and see if you cant find an old sweater or tie that might fill the bill. You might have some stiff competition though; like when I went to a party with a favorite sweater on and I won even though I didnt even know about the contest. Next will be the Chinese Auction. You dont need to participate but if you would like to, be sure to tell Geri when you get your tickets. All you have to do is bring a wrapped gift valued at under $10. Everyone taking part gets a number and then goes up and chooses a present. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 Once its unwrapped, it is yours to keep unless some one sees it and wants to exchange their gift for the one you have. This promises to be a ball. Rich Becotte will be playing background music so if you want to talk with friends and neighbors, the music will enhance the atmosphere. This is going to be an open house, not a dance. Enjoy an evening of fellowship and making new friends; meeting new comers to the community and sharing Christmas cheer with one another. Everyone is asked to bring a treat to share. Christmas candy; cookies; cakes; or other goodies either home made or store bought. If the past is any indication, there will be plenty of snacks and finger foods to enjoy In addition, feel free to bring your own drinks to have with the many treats on hand. Come share a joyous and special social gathering at this magical time of the year. See Geri for free tickets and be sure to let her know if you are going to be part of the auction. Its not mandatory and promises to be a blast for spectators and players as well. See you on Dec. 21.Toys for TotsWe have filled our second bin with Toys for Tots and are starting work on providing a third to the U.S. Marines for distribution to needy children at Christmas. You are invited to bring a new; unwrapped present to the clubhouse and place it in the container provided. Remember you dont have to be a Cherrywood resident to contribute at our clubhouse. The Marine Corps has issued a plea for gifts that would be suitable for infants from new born to 2 years of age. Gifts such as sweaters; socks; blankets; rattles; teddy bears and similar items that these youngest of our community need for warmth; security and play time would be gratefully appreciated. Because of your generosity, a needy child will have a much better Christmas. We thank each of you Santa helpers for caring and giving. Accordion Club schedule changeOur marvelous Accordion Club will be holding its concert on Friday, Dec. 20 instead of its usual fourth Wednesday because of the Christmas Holiday. Two excellent professionals; Dick Richards and Bob Mace, host this night of excellent music accompanied by a wide assortment of musicians. The doors open at 5:30 in the clubhouse and the evening begins with some of the newer students demonstrating their progress and ability. Just hearing these dedicated students play and seeing them perform is an inspiration; proving that getting older doesnt mean getting stale. As the evening goes on, band members playing a variety of instruments join in to the festivities playing music that some of these musicians played back in the day with big bands and big stars. Occasionally a singer or two will join in and of course those who like to dance have ample opportunity to cut a rug. These concerts are free to all our residents and if you have family in town for the holidays; dont hesitate to bring them along for a great night of lively entertainment. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks to enhance your night of musical enjoyment.Trivia Night Donna James will be our quizmaster for a night of Christmas Holiday Trivia at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 in the clubhouse. Bring along a treat to pass and enjoy the holiday edition of this fun and exciting game. For only a dollar per person, you can come and play on a 3 or 4 person team. Bring your own team with you if you wish or just join us and be assigned to a team. At the start, every group gets an answer sheet and then Donna will put the questions up on the big screen. Each team puts their collective heads together to try and come up with the best answer. At the end of the game, answer sheets are exchanged and everyone learns who the smart people in the room are; or at least who had the best answers. A small cash prize is then awarded to the top teams but much more importantly, the winning team enjoys bragging rights until the next months game. Since there is no Trivia in January, bragging rights for December will be for two months. This is a great night of fun and laughter so come out and test your brain CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 A Breath of Fresh Air in Assisted Living Every Front Door Opens T o A Sun-Filled Courtyard Shady por ches and spacious living areas overlook beautiful gr ounds Specialty-trained and compassionate staff pr ovide personalized care Restaurant-style dining, featuring full menus of chef-pr epared meals Full pr ogram of motivating activities tailored to personal inter ests Conveniently located near shopping, r estaurants and quality health care. 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com In an amazing display of unity and charity by the community, the Cherrywood Veterans Club was able to collect $2,500 in just two months to pay for a service dog to assist a disabled veteran. Individuals donated the vast majority of the funds with help coming from VFW Post 4781 and a donor who requested to remain anonymous. Patriot Dog is the organization that is making the life of a disabled veteran easier by providing service dogs to individuals who have given so much for their country and for us. Receiving no money from the Veterans Administration or any other governmental entity, the all-volunteer Patriot Dog organization receives dogs and spends two years training; caring for and working with them. They then work with a disabled veteran to match hero dog with hero American. Each dog must be socialized and then trained. Thanks to a group of caring volunteers at the Lowell Prison for Women and foster parents who take the dogs for weekends, each dog is groomed to be an affectionate; efficient and effective companion. Dogs are matched with each veteran making sure that the needs of that veteran can be met by the companion dog. This is a long and sometimes difficult process but in the end, each veteran is enriched and empowered by the animal who in turn receives a warm and loving home. President Bill Mahar of the Cherrywood Veterans Club proudly presented Julie Drexel of Patriot Dogs with a check for $2,500 which will cover the costs of the two-year program. Julie gratefully accepted the check and advised the members that when the puppy was old A hero dog for an American hero Cherrywood John Everlove enough, she would bring him to a meeting for everyone to meet. Loni Buechter was on hand to personally greet SPCA representative Bev Carver and Julie Drexel. Loni is the widow of past Veterans Club Officer Al Buechter and by acclamation, the dog we donated will be named Al in his memory. Diego, the dog celebrity attending the meeting with Julie and Bev, gave an approving head snuggle and kiss to Loni which everyone took as an approval of the plan. The Veterans Club is grateful to everyone who donated their time; energy and money to this program. We have some funds to begin a new drive for another dog so there is still time and reason to donate. Just contact Geri at the office or see any Cherrywood Veterans Club Officer. The address to mail donations is 6253 SW 100 Loop, Ocala, FL 34476. Make checks and money orders out to the Cherrywood Veterans Check presentation: Marty Duesel, President Bill Mahar, Julie Drexel, Bev Carver, Loni Buechter, Joe Gignac and last but not least, Diego. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 which friends; family and neighbors. Dont forget to bring a little something to pass and your own libations for the evening. Donna is a terrific quizmaster and youll not only learn a lot; youll have fun.Travel Pool LeagueOur Cherrywood Traveling pool league took part in an 8 ball tournament with three other communities on Nov. 26 and Dec. 3. Twenty three of best shooters from OTOW; Ocala Palms; Oak Run and Cherrywood went head to head for two days. At the end, our own David Bragdon of Cherrywood took second place. This is the highest finish of any of our players in recent months and was a real accomplishment for David. First place went to Fausto Coste of OTOW with Frank Silanski of Oak Run finishing third. Although the competition was very tough, the sportsmanship was evident as every player shared a common denominator of courtesy and camaraderie with opponents and team members alike. Hosting the tournament was Bill Daily who did an excellent job of over seeing the entire match. We congratulate Dave on his second place finish and look forward to announcing him or one of his team mates as the winner in the next tournament. Join our pool shooters nearly every morning at 9 a.m. in the pool room of the clubhouse for fun and excitement plus a few good laughs.New Years PartyStart off 2014 with friends; family; and neighbors at the clubhouse with our gala New Years Eve Party. Tickets are just $10 each which includes a Champagne toast; party favors; finger foods and entertainment by Rainbow Connection. This is always one of the biggest and best parties of the year so dont miss out. Rainbow Connection has been here on several occasions and is always a favorite of everyone. Their talent is limitless and their music repertoire is unbeatable. Do you have a favorite tune that brings back memories; they can play it. Do you have a favorite dance; they can play that too. Enjoy a wide variety of party finger foods throughout the evening and wash them down with your favorite drink. Bring your own liquid refreshment or have some of the lemonade or iced tea thats provided. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Second place finisher Dave Bragdon. Read the classifieds PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 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 000GUQK 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 11 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com I smiled and she looked at me a little quizzically and asked, What are you smiling about? It was then I pulled out of my wallet the neatly folded $50 bill and waved it in her direction and said, I think Christmas lunch with the grandchildren tomorrow would be a fantastic idea. Some people worry about what they do not have. I worry about what I have to make sure I am using it in the best possible manner. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High (Psalms 92:1). I am thankful for what I have but I am also thankful for what I do not have. Nothing takes the place of a contented heart and my contentment rests in the Lord Jesus Christ. I need nothing more.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 1-866-5522543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.c om. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 Friday, Dec. 13: 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, Bob Sapio Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m.; The membership (ham & Pot Luck) Christmas Party at 5 p.m., Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15: Football Sunday watch your favorite teams. Monday, Dec. 16: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m. with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Open Darts 5:45 to -9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Volunteers Christmas Party at 3 p.m., invitations are being given out in the Social Quarters Thursday, Dec. 19: 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, Dec. 20: 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, David Baldwin 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! West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 SW 110th St., Phone 352-854-2200. Activities at West Marion Moose Lodge After the countdown to midnight; everyone sings Auld Lang Syne; an abundant amount of kissing is done and then the Champagne corks start popping. Everyone shares a glass of the bubbly to toast in the New Year. Party hats and noise makers are at the table so everyone can join in the fun and excitement of welcoming what we all hope will be a wonderful New Year. Tickets are limited so be sure to see Geri as soon as possible to make sure you have a place at the table. If you have out of town guests coming in, see Geri for guest passes and tickets. We dont want anyone missing out on this fantastic time. Cherrywood TravelContact Cherrywood Resident Natalie Marcucio at 854-4561 to secure your reservation to Biloxi on Jan. 26 through 29. This excursion features bus ticket; hotel stay at the posh Imperial Palace and many perks including free gaming chips and meals. The price is low; the trip fun; and the opportunities endless for winning big. Call today to book your reservation. Holiday schedule changesFrom Wednesday Dec. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 29 the office will be closed. In addition, there will be no scheduled exercise classes between Christmas and New Years. Deb will be back on Jan. 6. For details on any special activities and times please refer to your Chirp newsletter. There will be no Veterans Club meeting in January however you can still purchase your Caribbean Cruise raffle tickets from any Veterans Club Officer or from Geri in the office. The drawing for the winning ticket will be held on Feb. 14.From your reporterChristmas shoppers are out in full force; snow birds are returning to town and kids are soon going to be out of school. All this means increased traffic and increased hazards on the road. Here are some tips that I hope will help keep you safe as you go about your holiday routines. First, dont drink and drive. Thats pretty much a no brainer these days but people who dont normally consume alcohol are apt to have a cocktail around this time of year. Be aware that even one or two drinks can affect your ability to operate a motor vehicle so please be cautious. Make friends with a tee-totaler and let them drive; well all be safer. When walking, especially in crowded parking lots, remember what you used to teach your children; stop, look and listen. People do dumb things like being on their cell phone or thinking about the gifts they just bought and youll see them walking out of a store right into the traffic lanes. Dont be one of these people and be sure to watch out for them when driving in parking lots. Backing up is another dangerous time for drivers especially in parking lots. Parents are sometimes not paying attention and tell their kids to run on ahead to their vehicle. Just because the Mom or Dad can see their children, they think theyre safe. When you are backing up, the heads of children and people on power scooters etc. are not visible so use extra caution. If youre a parent, realize that the safest place for a child is at the end of your hand. This time of year, every one seems to be in a big hurry. Road rage and speeding can be dangerous anytime but with increased traffic it can be even more deadly. Isnt it strange how we all know that Christmas is coming on Dec. 25; the same day every year and yet many of us act like its a surprise? There are many things that have to be done in preparation for the holiday and most of them can be done a month or two in advance. Waiting until the last minute is bound to stress out any body so take a deep breath; relax and if you dont put just the right stamp on that Christmas card; if you dont have just the right wrapping paper for that special gift; if you forget to put just the right topping on a dessert; dont worry about it. The one receiving the gift will be grateful; those who taste the dessert will probably still ask for seconds and people open their cards no matter what stamp is on it. So that being said, slow down and enjoy the season. Give yourself extra time when you leave the house and if you dont get something done today, remember theres always tomorrow; if you are safe and still alive that is. You may think that you dont have enough time now, just think how much an accident will delay your plans. Being in the hospital or without your vehicle will really slow you down. My hope is that all my readers will have a wonderful and safe holiday; free of suffering of any kind. Put a smile on your face and joy in your heart and drive and walk carefully this Christmas season. If you have suggestions or ideas for the Cherrywood section of the Citizen Newspaper, please fell free to contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000G0AF Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Lang uage Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000GDGD 8070 SW 60th A ve. 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 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 AW ANA (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 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 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 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 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 000GSHQ 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. 000GUYF 1 1251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: T ues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net 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 S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTOR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call t o 71 1195 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 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 000GUM1 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 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 000GRAMt489-2685Holy Faith Episcopal Church19924 W Blue Cove Dr. DunnellonTHE REV. J. 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Ienjoy being cheerful and Christmas time is a special time to be cheerful and I try my best to live up to it. Occasionally, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage will suggest I am going a little too far. During the rest of the year I stay out of shopping malls as much as possible. During the Christmas season, I want to go to the shopping mall and walk around without any purchases to make. I like watching people spend their money on things they do not need and for people they may not like. I like to give cheer more than anything else. Actually, it is the only thing I can afford. And so I will send my cheerfulness into cheer bankruptcy. Whatever that may be. The Christmas season has never been a time for me to spend excessive amounts of money. I leave all that to my wife. She knows how to shop and she begins her Christmas shopping right around February. I could never figure that out. When I buy a gift for someone, I want to hand it to them right then. She has the discipline to buy Christmas gifts months ahead of time. Something happened this past week that brought all of my cheerfulness to an abrupt halt. I had just come from the mall where I was making fun of people scurrying around trying to find the latest bargain. It is a little strange to me that when people get a gift for somebody they look for a bargain. When I got home, I sat down in my recliner reminiscing about the day and then I did something I do not normally do. I took out my wallet to clean it. This is something I do at least once a year. Sometimes I get cards in my wallet that have expired or are no longer valid. No sense in having things in your wallet that you do not need or cannot use. Several cards had expired and so into the trashcan they went. You can tell a lot about a person by the things in his wallet. My wife, on the other hand, carries a purse. I will not be caught dead looking in that purse. In fact, I would be dead if caught looking. I am not sure what she has in her purse and I do not want to know what she has in there. I love living. A mans wallet is a little different. He has things in there that are rather practical. There will be a drivers license, a Social Security card, insurance card, not to mention credit cards. Everything he needs to get through a week with plenty of cheerfulness on the side. Going through my wallet this time I found something that shocked me to the core of my being. There in my wallet, folded up rather neatly and tucked in a corner, was a $50 bill. I cannot tell you the last time I saw a $50 bill. How it got there, I will never know. My father always had a folded $50 bill in his wallet for emergencies. I am not my father. Ordinarily, you would think finding $50 in your wallet would be a moment of rejoicing. Not so here. It is toward the end of the year, all gifts are purchased for Christmas and all bills are paid. I like to pay ahead of time just to make sure the bills are being paid. And so there was nothing that needed to be paid at that time. Life has taught me several lessons and one in particular. If you find extra money it means some disaster is about to befall. Usually the catastrophe that happens costs more than the money you find. I found $50 and so it is reasonable to believe that the catastrophe facing me will cost $100. I did not know if I should mention this to my wife. It is not that we are superstitious, we have just live life long enough to know what comes around goes around and what goes up usually comes down. What is going to happen now? What is going to go wrong? What in the house is going to fall apart? Then my dilemma was solved. My wife came into the room and said, I was wondering, and she was stammering a little bit as she said it. I was wondering if perhaps we could take the grandchildren out for Christmas lunch tomorrow. I know it costs a lot, but I think they would enjoy it. Heres the tale of my Christmas cheer drama Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE12 Marions Most Wanted Jason Allen Dalbow, 29, felony violation of probation warrant possession of Alprazolam, possession of cannabis less than 20 grams. Annie Davis, 48, felony order to take into custody, grand theft, uttering forged instrument. Crystal Lee Harrison, 23, felony violation of probation warrant grand theft. Christopher Cody Riley, 26, felony custody order to revoke bond. Chiota Rashad Roberts, 25, felony violation of probation warrant, 4 counts sale of cocaine, 4 counts possession of cocaine. James Taylor, 24, felony violation of probation warrant grand theft. A man and woman from Dunnellon were arrested Tuesday after they reportedly stole items from Walmart on State Road 200. Clinton William Moore, 29, and Randi Nicole Rock, 26, both of Southwest 176th Avenue, face charges of retail grand theft. A deputy responding to a shoplifting call at Walmart was told that the couple had left in a blue SUV. Moments later, the deputy spotted the vehicle and stopped it in the 9400 block of State Road 200, just four blocks from the store. The couple were in the front seats, while Rocks mother was seated in the back. She was not charged. The couple said they had purchased some items and produced a receipt. However, after deputies watched the security video, they discovered that more than the items on the receipt had been taken. The car was searched and allegedly recovered from it were a baby stroller, diapers, bottles, a diaper bag and stereo speakers. The items were worth more than $350. The two were taken to the Marion County jail. Both were later released on $2,000 bond each. Mary Alexander, 47, of Ocala has been charged with organized fraud. Alexanders arrest stems from an ongoing investigation by the Marion County Sheriffs Office, in conjunction with the Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Attorney Generals Office. The first phase of this case started back in June of this year. Thats when both agencies executed multiple search warrants on Alexanders homes. The concern was Alexander was operating unlicensed assisted living facilities and neglecting the elderly and/or disabled adults living in her homes. Alexander and Tara Collins-Johnson were arrested in June on those charges. During the execution of the search warrants, investigators found 10 Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards in Alexanders purse and none of the cards belong to her. Investigators, working with the United States Department of Agriculture, learned that Alexander used at least two cards to purchase more than $3,000 in various items. Investigators say Alexander did not have permission to use the cards. According to the arrest affidavit, Alexander engaged in a scheme to defraud by obtaining the EBT cards in the names of at least two victims without their knowledge. Alexander was arrested on Southwest 89th Street Road and booked into the Marion County Jail. She was later released on $5,000 bond. Couple accused of grand theft from Walmart Charlie Broaderick, a corrections office at the Marion County Jail, may face charges of misdemeanor battery for his treatment of a person who was being booked, according to a news release from the Sheriffs Office. On Monday, Nov. 25, members of the State Attorneys Office met with members of Sheriff Chris Blairs senior staff in regard to a battery alleged to have been committed by corrections officer, Charlie Broaderick on an individual who was being booked into the Marion County Jail. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, Sheriff Blair was briefed by his senior staff on the contents of the meeting with the State Attorneys Office, including that the State Attorney intended to file criminal charges against Broaderick for misdemeanor battery. Upon receiving this information, immediate action was taken to place Broaderick on paid suspension pending his arrest and, if charges are filed, Broaderick will be placed on unpaid suspension pending the conclusion of the criminal proceedings related to his arrest. According to the news release, employees of the Marion County Sheriffs Office are expected, and required, to maintain the highest level of integrity and accountability in our dealings with the public including inmates incarcerated in the Marion County Jail. Sheriff Blair takes any allegations of misconduct, whether in the jail or otherwise, extremely seriously and will not condone any inappropriate or criminal conduct. 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Next Tuesday is Wright Brothers Day. The date commemorates the Wright brothers first successful flight in heavier-than-air, mechanically propelled craft, accomplished on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Almost three years later, October 7, 1905, the Wright brothers had a 39-minute flight on Huffman Prairie, Ohio, demonstrating that their design had advanced to the point of a practical airplane. Well try to do right with some stories taking off from Pun Alley.Fly-in moose takeoffIn the Alaskan interior Lloyd and Bruce had a good hunt, and both managed to get a large moose. When the plane returned to pick them up, the pilot looked at the animals and said, This little plane wont lift all of us, the equipment, and both of these animals. Youll have to leave one. Wed never make it over the trees. Lloyd said, We came out here last year and got two moose and that pilot wasnt afraid to take off. Yeah, said Bruce, and his plane wasnt any bigger than yours. The pilot got angry, and said, Well, if he did it, then I can do it, I can fly as well as anybody! They loaded up, taxied at full throttle, but the plane didnt clear the trees at the end of the lake. It clipped the top, then broke up, scattering the baggage, animal carcasses, and passengers all through the brush. Still alive, but shaken and dazed, the pilot sat up, shook his head to clear it, and said, Where are we? Bruce rolled out from being thrown in a bush, looked around, and said, Id say, about a hundred yards further than last year.Hillbilly highAn airplane was in flight to Chicago, when a hillbilly sitting in economy got up and moved to an open seat in the first class section. A flight attendant politely informed the hillbilly that he must return to his seat in the economy class. He replied, Im going to Chicago and Im staying right here. After repeated attempts and no success convincing the hillbilly to return to economy, the flight attendant informed the pilot that there was a hillbilly sitting in first class who refused to go back to his proper seat. The pilot kneeled down next to the hillbilly and whispered in his ear. The hillbilly replied, Oh, Im sorry, then quickly moved back to economy class. The flight attendant was amazed and asked the pilot what he said to get the hillbilly to move back to economy without causing any fuss. I told him first class wasnt going to Chicago.FlightyAir Lines, hoping to boost ticket sales, introduced a new student discount fare, which will apply to flights when the airplane is being flown by student pilots. If God wanted us to fly, Hed make it easier to get to the airport. There is a report that a 2-seater private plane has crashed into a cemetery in the Kentucky hills. The fire department has reported recovering over 30 bodies and is still digging. Orville Wright said to his brother, Wilbur, You were only in the air for twelve seconds. How could my luggage be in Cleveland? I give up flying. I was at the airport and I saw a sign: Take Out Insurance. I thought, if the lobbys that dangerous, imagine what its like in the plane. Frequent flier miles are the business travelers equivalent of combat pay. Most airports make passengers walk a long way to get to the plane. Thats so the luggage can get a head start.For the birdsAn airplane was forced to return to the hangar after it collided with a flock of geese. Of course, all the mechanics rushed to the plane to take a gander.Hop hopBack in the early days of passengers flying cross-country, airplanes had to make many landings to take on fuel. Two men on one such flight were observing the activities at the stops. At the first one, a little white wagon drove up to the plane and fueled it. At the second stop, another white wagon fueled the plane. At the third stop, one of the men turned to the one next to him and said, Were making good time, arent we? The other passenger answered, That white wagon isnt doing bad either. Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 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. 15: 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 and worship with us. Missions Committee will meet at noon immediately following worship; Elders/Deacons meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday evening, Dec. 15: Under the direction of Music Director, Peter Bunch, the Sanctuary Choir will present a Christmas musical celebration entitled, Joy In This Place, featuring guest soloist, Zandra Singh, nationally known singing artist, a former resident of Ocala who now lives in Beijing, China. This musical celebration will begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Guests from the community are invited to join us for this special Christmas celebration. 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. Wednesday, Dec. 18: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 24: We will celebrate the birth of Christ at a special Christmas eve Candle light service beginning at 6:00pm. 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 a 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 likewise remember that He calls us to live our lives in 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 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. 14 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. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, This Must Be the Place. The morning message, brought by our pastor, Randall Brown, will be a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. Sunday evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. 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. 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 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.College Park ChurchCollege Park Church, 3140 SW 26th St., across from CF Police Academy, will hold its annual Christmas Eve Candles and Carols Service at 6 p.m. There will be a cookies, coffee and punch reception following the service on Dec. 24. For information, call 352-237-2247First 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 multi-age 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. Christ Church of Marion County Friday, Dec. 13: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13: Womens Ministry Christmas Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Christmas Musical The Star Still Shines. Friendship Fellowship Christmas Luncheon. Sunday, Dec. 15: Christmas Musical, The Star Still Shines, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19: Praise & Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20: Flying Solo Fellowship Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala will celebrate Christmas Eve on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. with the traditional service of nine lessons and carols. This was first performed in 1918 at Kings College Cambridge, England, and is now performed in churches all around the world. The Rev. Gary O. Marshall will officiate and the Chancel Choir and members of the Hand Bell Choir will perform. The congregation will join in for the traditional carol singing. The public is invited to join us for this beautiful Christmas candlelight service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Joy Lutheran ChurchThese few weeks of Advent have been celebrated each Sunday at Joy Lutheran Church in anticipation of the coming of Jesus. Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr.s message during this time has been Waiting with sermons on the topics of Hope, Peace, Love and Joy. There have also been midweek services on Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24. Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Pastor Holloways message will be Unto Us a Child is Born at the 7 p.m. service. His message at the 10 p.m. service will be an awesome surprise. The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. Consider attending one or both of these services for a true Christmas experience. As has been the tradition for many years, the choir and other church members will go caroling to the homebound members on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. and share some Christmas spirit. Joy Lutheran Church is on SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Religion Read the classifieds Off we go, into the wild blue yonder of Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Stevi Bs Pizza, the industry's national premium pizza buffet restaurant leader, participated in the Toys for Tots campaign. The program ends Friday, Dec. 13. All 49 Stevi Bs restaurants had collection boxes to accept brand new unwrapped toys on behalf of Toys for Tots. The toys will then be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. As an added incentive, each person who drops off a brand new and unwrapped toy is receiving over $20 worth of savings in coupons from Stevi Bs. Local Toys for Tots campaigns are conducted annually in over 700 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The organizations goal is to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; and to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution. Stevi Bs Pizza is honored to partner with the Toys for Tots campaign, an organization dedicated to `playing an active role in the development of one of our nations most valuable resources our children, says Matthew Loney, president and CEO of Atlantabased Stevi Bs Pizza. We are a family-oriented business, and we believe our children are our greatest asset. 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Oswald Chambers, a noted theologian who lived around the turn of the century, said: Make a determination to take no one seriously except God. You may find that the first person you must be the most critical with, as being the greatest fraud you have ever known, is yourself. Those who are convinced government is their sustenance surely embolden that premise. The rights of common man are duly instilled in the Constitution and that would explain why many who thirst for power hate that document so. Greg Allens column, Thinkin Out Loud, is published bi-monthly. Hes an author, nationally syndicated columnist and the founder of Builder of the Spirit in Jamestown, Indiana, a nonprofit organization aiding the poor. He can be reached at 765-676-5014 or www.builderofthespirit.org ALLENCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 F. Kennedy his first congressional seat in the late forties. When Joe decided that Jack should run for the Senate in 1952, against the wishes of the Democratic establishment, who preferred a more experienced candidate and asked him to wait until the 1958 race, Joe commented that Jack will be campaigning for president in 1958. Joe was determined that his son would be what was denied him. Joe had his contacts and experience in the media and the Kennedy Public Relations machine fed story after story to the newspapers and arranged radio and TV interviews for his son John. Joe arranged for JFKs name to be placed in nomination for Vice President at the 1956 Democratic Convention. While it created a minor buzz the nomination went nowhere. Questions were raised inside the national Democratic party as to who was this young, inexperienced man? Joe Kennedy continued to contact, promote and buy off people in the media to push the Kennedy name in front of the people. Even Jacqueline Kennedy was bought off. When she decided to leave her philandering husband after being embarrassed by her husband one to many times, Joseph P. Kennedy told Jackie that he would put one million ($1,000,000) dollars in a trust fund for her if she stayed with John through the election for president. She accepted the money and stayed with John F. Kennedy. The election cycles are full of stories of deals made, votes bought and tough tactics used against anyone not lining up to support his sons candidicy. The election results are full of the deals that were made. If you doubt that see the biographies of Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, Richard Daley mayor of Chicago and too many others to say here. Even Lyndon Johnson was given the Vice Presidency to get him out of the Senate as the Senate Majority Leader to move him out of the way. I could go on but there is enough history to support those statements Finally, there was no Camelot. That was a creation of the Kennedy public relations staff. The news media bought the concept hook, line and sinker and continue to promote it for 50 years after the fact. As events showed during his presidency John F. Kennedy was a nice young man, over his head in the presidency as demonstrated by the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the approved attempt to assassinate Castro, his reluctance to deal with civil rights in the south, the continued adventure in Vietnam, the approved assassination of Diem the President of South Vietnam, his meeting with Nikita Khruschev in Vienna and the Cuban Missile Crisis. While the current promotion is that John Kennedy would have grown in the job and accomplished much in a second term, that is sheer speculation. JFK accomplished nothing legislatively in the first two and a half years as president and little suggests his fourth year would be any different. While the removal of missiles from Cuba is trumpeted as a victory, nothing is said of the deal with the Kremlin to remove U.S. missiles aimed at the Soviet Union from Turkey as part of that deal. For many years I have told people that Kennedy was all sizzle and no steak. A true reflection of history would reveal the real story of John F. Kennedy. Joseph J. Polizzotti On Top Of The World LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Instead of a regular meeting in December, the SPCA will have our Christmas luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at Royal Oaks Country Club in Oak Run. We look forward to seeing all our members there. Anyone interested in joining our organization or seeing what were about, can come to our next meeting on Jan. 16. Well give you the details in next months column. Please give us a call at 352-3620985 if you would like more information about our meetings or have any other questions for us. The SPCA will have a table at Barnes and Noble in Market Street at Heath Brook on Sunday, Dec. 15; Saturday, Dec. 21 and Monday, Dec. 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. We will also be there on Christmas Eve from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We will wrap your gifts and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing our friends and neighbors there.Adoption NewsA young kitten needs your help. Earlier this month, three adorable tiny tots were left on State Road 200 near Pine Run to fend for themselves amid the heavy traffic. One Good Samaritan noticed the blond one under the car in front of hers that was stopped at the light. She got out of her car and caught the drivers attention and asked him not to move his car until she could catch the kitten, which miraculously she did. The orange kitten ran across the highway but was found by another kind person who took him in. The gray and white one was not found until days later, crying from fright and hunger under a briar bush. Numerous residents from Pine Run got together to rescue him. Our cat foster Arlene took two of the kittens in, and when the person who rescued the orange kitten realized he was part of the abandoned litter, gave him over to Arlene, too. When that kitten entered the house and saw his brothers, he ran over to them and gave them a hug. These kittens are not feral theyre friendly and used to people and not skinny, which means they were nursed by their mamma cat till they were discarded. Unfortunately, no one knows what happened to their mother. When rescued, the kittens weighed just a pound and a half each. By the time you read this the kittens will be about 11 weeks old, and two of them have been spoken for. Theyve all been named: the orange one is Sunshine, the gray and white is Snuggles, and the blond one is Simba. Also by now they have all been wormed, vaccinated, and neutered. All are boys. Right now theyre all looking at you with their big kitten eyes to ask if you would like to give one or more of them a home. So far two people have come forward. The kittens survived against terrible odds with help from some wonSPCA to hold Christmas luncheon Paws and Claws Maria Devine These three kittens were rescued from the highway near Pine Run. Two have been spoken for, but the one on the right is available for adoption. PLEASESEESPCA, PAGE21 6333 SW SR 200 B ETWEEN Q UEEN OF P EACE C HURCH AND F LOWERS B AKERY (352) 854-6622 Diamond Earrings Diamond Pendants Diamond Rings Was $ 350 NO W $ 150 Pear l Earrings 000GQQE 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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derful people. Now one is asking for one more miracle by having a wonderful person adopt him. If you want this to have a really happy ending, please pick up the phone and give Arlene a call at 352-8759761. We realize that the holidays are not always the optimal time to bring a new pet into your home. However, you can visit them and claim him, and then pick him up after the New Year if that is better for you. Saving Animals For Everyone (SAFE) needs your helpLilly, President of SAFE, an animal sanctuary located in Anthony (just northeast of Ocala) spoke at our last meeting. In addition to their classification as a non-profit animal rescue organization, they have a Class 3 license issued by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which enables them to take in many types of animals, including domestic, farm, exotic and small primates. All donations to them are tax deductible. Their address is 12525 NE 30th Court, Anthony, FL 32617. One of their exotics is Shantie the gray wolf. Because of an illness, she will always have a home at SAFE. Her best friend is an Australian Shepherd named Muzzy. They run and play and have a great time together. Safe is expanding their dog kennel area so they can partner with Hospice of Marion Countys new program, Pet Peace of Mind. This program helps hospice patients care for their animals by having volunteers take them for walks, to the doctor, or foster them until a family member can come get them. However, after a patient can no longer care for their pet, or passes on, SAFE wants to be able to take in a beloved dog when there is no family member to step in and give them a new home. To do this, SAFE is looking for donations of money or equipment. If youd like to help, please call SAFE at 352-671-6797 and ask for Lilly.Project PUPLouise from Project PUP (Pets Uplifting People) recently came to speak to us. If you have a well behaved dog with the right temperament, you may want to consider joining them. They take their dogs to nursing homes around Marion County to lift the spirits of the residents there. Your dog does not have to have a Canine Good Citizen designation to do this. If youve been looking for a worthwhile endeavor to do with your pet, why not consider Project PUP. You can spend quality time with your dog while also helping others. This can be a great way to start off the New Year if youve been looking for volunteer work but dont want to leave your precious pup at home alone. Louise is also an obedience trainer and dog behavior expert. If you can use help in this area, you can call Project PUP and ask for her. Their number is 352-3542787.Until next month remember: Pets are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 13, 2013 BY GREG ALLEN Special to the CitizenNovember marked the 150th anniversary of Lincolns Gettysburg address and the 50th of the Kennedy assassination with those observances come some parallels well explore. Eleven score and 17 years ago, in 1776, the founding fathers of America sought to break those fetters of oppression exerted upon them by the King of England. Their social experiment was an ingenious one; never an undertaking of such had been dreamed of before. At the heart of it all was the premise that all men are created equal and given a right of freedom and liberty by a Creator, not an overlord. In essence, the founding fathers sought to rid themselves of those proverbial shackles enslaving all those who lived in the colonies under the thumb of King George. Seven score and 10 years ago, on November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln gave a two minute speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to commemorate a cemetery for the thousands killed in the July battle waged there. In his oration President Lincoln said all men are created equal as well. At the heart of the matter was Lincolns drive to hold the union together and end slavery. He had a profound belief that no man should own another. In the end that notion cost him his life at the hands of a Confederate sympathizer, a one John Wilkes Booth who didnt believe in such claims. Thousands gave their lives in that war so all men may be free lest we forget oddly, Barack Obama never attended the ceremonies commemorating Lincolns Gettysburg address. Although it was only 63 miles away the President claimed he couldnt work it into his schedule. Two score and 10 years ago, on November 22, 1963, JFK was assassinated in Dallas by a self-proclaimed Marxist, a communist called Lee Harvey Oswald who didnt share the same beliefs as Kennedy did. The civil rights movement was in full swing at the time of that presidential assassination and Martin Luther King Jr., the spiritual leader of the civil rights movement, was also gunned down for having like dreams as JFK. Theres been persecution and struggle for liberty occurring throughout the history of the United States, its an ongoing process, yet America is like no other nation on Earth. There are those who see the goodness flowing through the veins of its citizens, and then again there are those who view the nation as flawed and oppressive by nature. There have been many firsts in Americas storied history. Slaves were freed, women were given the vote, President Kennedy was the first Catholic chosen by the people, and Barack Obama was the first African-American given that lofty privilege. A quarter of a score ago, President Obama took office to authoritatively proclaim he would fundamentally transform America. His vision of the country wasnt that of the majority of the citizenry and he would set out to change the very fabric of society as we know it. There are those who believe government can be an oppressor and need be unimposing. Then on the other hand, there are those who believe government is everything and need be the dictate to all living within the borders of its reign. There are many in America who value freedom and believe government has become fascist and socialistic in nature and deplore being enslaved by what its become. On the other hand, a horde of others are convinced theyll always be less fortunate and discriminated against. There are those who profit from that notion of widespread discrimination. Its of consequence that the president doesnt hold like views of other predecessors. One can only ascertain that the presidents motives are foreign to most and that transparency he promised has instead manifested itself as scandal breeding even more. Many feel hes trying to enslave Americans by imposing torturous inflictions upon the very liberties and freedoms many so cherish. This coming Saturday is a big one for Ocala and Marion County, when the annual Christmas parade steps off about 5:30 p.m. It moves from 25th Avenue East all the way down Silver Springs Boulevard to just before downtown. This is the biggest event of its kind in the county. Thousands of people gather, some not so politely fighting for space to watch. Parking, of course, is at a premium. People put up rope or tape at spots along the route, reserving their spaces to they can come and plop down and be comfortable. For as long as I can remember, people would put their chairs out early, too, but the city is cracking down on that, saying no chairs until Wednesday at least. Too much danger of chairs falling into the roadway, they said, so any chairs out early this week were probably taken away by Code Enforcement. Frankly, Id like to see that stopped completely until Friday evening. The city sent us a long, convoluted list of street closings, and you need a map and a calculator to follow the instructions. To put it simply, if youre going across the county, either take 14th Street (State Road 492) which turns into U.S. 27 at Pine, or take 17th Street/Maricamp Road off State Road 200. Avoid downtown at all costs unless youre going to the parade. Its that simple. If you want to watch, the good folks at the Marion Educational Channel will televise the proceedings live, and also on tape several times (see story on Page 1). Its great to watch, particularly if youre in the parade and all you see is your own sections. You can watch the whole thing, and yourself, on the replays, taken from the perch near the shopping center that houses Staples and the movies, etc. To me, the biggest warning I have is to parents. Please watch your children, especially the younger ones. Nothing scares me more than to have a motorized float moving down the street, and people throwing candy, and the kids dashing out into the street without looking to get that sweet treat. Hopefully, people have realized that throwing candy is not a good thing, and people walking alongside the float and giving it away is the way to do it. But no matter how much you warn participants, its still going to happen. Of course, there are always the parade crashers to look out for, particularly young people on bikes who often speed up and down the parade route. I dont mind seeing walkers keeping up with the route, but if youre going to ride, you should be part of one of the organized activities. Finally, most importantly, obey the crossing guards at the major intersections who ask you to leave room for people to escape from the road. Emergency personnel may need quick access to the road (of course, I hope not) and these gaps are necessary. So get ready for Saturday night, get there early, lock your car, and have the little ones prepared for a long, loud event. Theyll love it, as do many of the adults.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 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. The anniversary of one of the most tragic mass shootings in the history of America will take place this Saturday, Dec. 14. It was exactly one year ago on that date that 26 people, mostly children, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The suspect, who also killed some adult school personnel and his own mother, took his own life. While the shooting hasnt exactly been in the national news lately, the people of Newtown have asked the media to stay away on Saturday as they remember and mourn in their own way. We hope that the TV networks, generally not known for their sensitivity, will honor that request. But if they hope to keep it out of the news, they cant, thanks to the likes of our U.S. Representative, Ted Yoho (R-Gainesville). On his Facebook page, Yoho is advertising a gun safety show. It reads: Family Firearm Safety Event. Please bring your family and kids to an educational event on gun safety, purchasing firearms, legal requirements and safety standards, while encouraging responsible firearm ownership with Congressman Ted Yoho, Saturday December 14th, Jackie Taylor Building, 128 SW Birley Ave (off West Hwy 90), Lake City Florida 32054, 2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. yoho.house.gov This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (352) 505-0838. Yes, a gun safety show on the anniversary of Sandy Hook. How crude can you get? Were not debating the Second Amendment here, or the effectiveness of gun safety classes. All were saying is that it is extremely insensitive to have a class such as this on the anniversary of such a tragedy. We call on Yoho to change the date of his class. Show a little respect for the people who suffered such tremendous losses a year ago. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Note to Yoho: Change the date Be ready for Ocalas Saturday parade Some of the parallels of things from scores ago READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor PLEASESEEALLEN, PAGE9 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Kennedy storyI have waited a few weeks for all the nostalgia to recede before responding to the Nov. 15 article written by Judy Siegal of Judis Journal. First some background. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and lived through the so called Kennedy Years. I was there when John F. Kennedy rose to prominence. I still maintain a summer home in Massachusetts. The Kennedy road to the presidency was driven by Joseph P Kennedy, the father. It began when Joseph P Kennedy was recalled as ambassador to England (the court of St James) by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Joseph Kennedys political career ended by the political undermining of Franklin D. Roosevelt, along with his nefarious past dealings with some unsavory people on the way up. That Joseph Kennedy wanted to be president is undeniable. From that day forward Joseph P Kennedys sole ambition in life was to see his son Joseph Jr, become president. When Joseph died in WWII trying to become a hero, by flying what has been described as a suicide mission in a fully loaded bomber, Joseph P Kennedy switched his efforts to his second son John F. Kennedy. The truth of the matter is the John F. Kennedys congressional, senatorial and eventual presidential political career was originated, managed, bought and paid for by his father Joseph P. Kennedy. Joe Kennedys experience and contacts in Hollywood as the head of a motion picture company caused him to understand the value of pictures and video long before the rest of the political world caught up. Just remember a pale, tired Richard Nixon sitting and standing next to a fully made up youthful JFK during the first debate. Joseph P Kennedys power, contacts and money bought the young, inexperienced and reluctant John PLEASESEELETTER, PAGE9 SPCACONTINUED FROM PAGE 20 HOW THEY VOTED In this MegaVote for Floridas 11 and 3 Congressional Districts:Recent House VotesPatent Infringement Reform Passage Vote Passed (325-91, 15 Not Voting) In the last vote of the week, the House passed legislation on Friday that would change how patent infringement lawsuits are conducted in an attempt to reduce the actions of patent trolls, individuals or companies who acquire patents primarily to sue others for infringement. The bill would require plaintiffs to provide detailed information when filing lawsuits including how the accused is violating the patent. The bill passed with bipartisan support. 195 Republicans and 130 Democrats voted in favor of the legislation that is supported by the Obama administration. The Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Democrat Patrick J. 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Reject Real IDThe Columbus Dispatch reported on Dec. 6 that the State of Ohio has rejected the federal Real ID Act, which has turned our state driver licenses into a national ID card. That state, like Florida, had been in compliance with the Real ID Act. Why did they reject it? Privacy concerns: Ohio officials were rightly concerned about scanning and storing personal papers such as birth certificates in a single database. They also rejected the biometric facial recognition that is required by Real ID. Putting all of this information into one database makes for one-stop shopping by a hacker. Government data breaches are all too frequentand often take place due to corrupt employees. Facial recognition allows for the tracking of the guilty as well as the innocent in our surveillance-heavy society. While news stories often mention one or two official purposes of the act such as entering federal buildings or getting on airplanes, there are a total of fourand the last one reads Anything as determined by the (Homeland Security) Secretary. This is too much power in the hands of one unelected official. If an American elects to redress their grievances with their government, per the First Amendment Congress shall pass no law that abridges this rightyet the Real ID Act does so by requiring a federal identification to enter a federal buildingsuch as Social Security or the IRS. I speak to politicians on the County and State level on a regular basis and have never had to show an ID to do sowhich is what our founders had in mind. Florida enacted this law in 2008 thanks to former Senator and now Lake County Property Appraiser Carey Baker. The intent according to my conversation with him was to keep illegal aliens from getting a driver license. In the 2013 legislative session, a bill to allow certain illegal aliens easier access to a Florida license passed with only 2 no votes and was later rejected by Governor Scott. The same federal government that gave us Real ID now also gives us deferred action letters, and illegal aliens have been licensed here. What are we accomplishing by hard-timing Americans, notably married/divorced/widowed women who must provide a costly mountain of certified documents? Then there is the costmillions upon millions of tax dollars. Florida spent almost $11 million on this from 2008-2010, and only received about $7 million in so-called federal dollars. The Legislature has rejected every Real ID repeal or modification bill I have offered since 2011. It is time for them to follow suit with Ohio and 19 other states that have rejected the unconstitutional and intrusive federal Real ID Act. Paul Henry Liberty Lobbyist and Founder of Floridians Against REAL ID. PO Box 698 Monticello, FL 32345 Phone: 850-629-9550Let the people voteThose of us who are familiar with the Old Testament remember the time when Moses wanted to get his people away from Egypt. His cry to the pharaoh was Let my people go. The County Commission is hearing a similar plea from many in Marion County: Let the people vote. What are the commissioners afraid of? Are they scared that the people want to have a direct voice in choosing one of the amenities that the county could offer? Some of the issues being raised by the anti-stadium voices are legitimate and cause for concern. But it is not the countys place to evaluate those arguments at this point. The only question before the commissioners is whether to place the issue on the ballot. Nothing else matters at this point. If the voters vote down the referendum, then it will be the will of the people, not just a select few. 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Come take a look. Theres simply too much to mention. This beautiful home could be purchased turnkey all you need is your personal belongings. Also can be purchased unfurnished. MLS#396113/BH/IMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,900 LOCATION LOCATION!! Come take a look..2/2/2, eat-in kitchen w/Corian countertops, formal dining room, Florida room has been converted into a room which could be study/den. Huge master suite w/walk-in closet + 2 other closets for plenty of storage space. Inside laundry room, tile flooring thru-out except guest bedroom, handicap shower in guest bath. Private backyard with no neighbors. MLS#387278/BH/LOE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $129,900 SINGLE FAMILY HOME with 2/2/2 + den/study has lots to offer. Home features eatin kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining area. Hardwood and tile floors. Large master bedroom with large bath area. Inside laundry, front porch, and back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep heating and cooling costs down. Nicely landscaped with irrigation system. MLS#399313/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . $104,900 COUNTRY HOME just minutes to town. Move right in this gorgeous like-new home situated in the heart of horse country. Spacious open floor plan features: large great rm., w/sliders to open patio overlooking beautiful backyard. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite counters, wood cabinets, upgraded SS appliances, center island w/sink & lg. pantry, huge master suite, BA w/jetted & htd. tub, dbl. vanity, inside laundry, Real hardwood floors & tile throughout, 2 car attached carport w/sitting area. 1 shed w/electric plus 2 other sheds/workshops. MLS#393122/BH/WILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $182,000 MOVE RIGHT IN this 2/2/1 with family room, freshly painted inside, includes all appliances, vinyl enclosed lanai plus open patio, chain link fence out back. Wood laminate flooring galore! 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MLS#387309/LBK/INF . . . . . . . . $39,500 WELL-MAINTAINED exp 2/2/1 with tile everywhere except bedrooms, large Florida room, newer air, roof, appliances & windows. All double pane windows and 2 solar tubes. MLS#393120/SR/SCH . . . . $34,900 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 back yard. 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 8868-B SW 97TH LANE ROAD DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy. 200 To OTOW main ent., T/L 89th Ct. Rd., T/L 97 Ln. Rd. to home on LT. SALE PENDING CORNER LOT END UNIT VILLA. 2/2/2 with rocking chair front porch overlooks the park-like setting. Close to main gate for easy shopping. Combine living/dining rooms, kitchen and family room for great entertaining. Golf cart include! 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful, Lamb. Dont let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by weeks end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects favor new friendships and reinforcement of existing relationships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Demands on your energy level could be much higher than usual as you prepare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to pace yourself. Friends and family will be happy to help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont allow a suddenly icy reaction from a friend or family member to continue without learning what caused it and what can be done to restore that once warm and caring relationship. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A relationship seems to be unraveling, mostly from a lack of attention. It might be good to ease up on whatever youre doing so you can spend more time working to mend it. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) New facts emerge that not only help explain the recent rift with a trusted colleague, but also might provide a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in your friendship. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A family members personal situation is, fortunately, resolved in time for you to get back into your hectic round of holiday preparations. An old friend might bring a new friend into your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Pace yourself in meeting holiday pressures and workplace demands to avoid winding up with a frayed temper and a Scorpian stinger that lashes out at puzzled kith, kin and colleagues. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A financial matter requires close attention. Also, news from a trusted source provides the means to help sort out a long-standing state of confusion and put it into perspective. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a good time to reinforce family ties. Make it a priority to assess and resolve all outstanding problems. Start the upcoming holiday season with a full measure of love. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Dont be pressured into a so-called solid-gold investment. Wait until the holiday distractions are over. Then take a harder look at it. You might find the gold is starting to flake off. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A former friend might be trying to heal the breach between you by using a mutual friend as an intermediary. Best advice: Keep an open mind. Tuesday, Dec. 31 United W ay Day of Caring d ead lineUnited Way of Marion County will hold the 21st annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 22. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Tuesday, Dec. 31. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org.Friday, Jan. 3 The K ingsmen perf ormBegin 2014 being encouraged and uplifted listening to The Kingsmen, Christian musics most predominate Quartet. This Christian Music Hall Of Fame awardwinning group, spanning a five-decade career as one of gospel musics most influential artists, will present their unique concert of Southern Gospel music, The message of Christ. Enjoy music loved by all. This is a free concert. A love offering will be received. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Sunday, Jan. 12 Jews in the Civil W arCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a special program entitled Jews in the Civil War to be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 7171 State Road 200 in Ocala. This fascinating topic will be presented by Channah Zimmerman who will relate, dramatize and chronicle the history of the Jews during the Civil War era from both sides of the conflict. Tickets are $8 per person and also include refreshments. Tickets may be purchased from Judi (352237-8277) Sonia (352-307-3662) or Estelle (352-861-2452). This program is partially funded by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. For further information please call Judi (352-237-8277) or visit our Website bethisraelocala.org. Congregation Beth Israel is a Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community serving the needs of Marion County and surrounding areas. 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. 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. 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Open auditions for the musical Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? will be held Monday, Dec. 16 and Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at Ocala Civic Theatre.Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?is a warm-hearted reflection on the childhood of Eddie Ryan, a late bloomer who spends as much time catching up as growing up. From the first day of Catholic school to the senior prom, Eddie and seven classmates take us back to 1950s Chicago in a nostalgic coming-of-age journey that focuses on his frustrated romance with the overweight Becky. Its a delightful musical romp through the milestones of their school days: confession and catechism, patron saints and poodle skirts, guardian angels and gym class, rosaries and rock n roll, best friends and the birds and the bees. And it all takes place under the watchful eyes of the kindly priest and the good sisters who share their wisdom with tough love. This affectionate valentine to the good times and growing pains of a baby-boomer childhood is a divine comedy! Roles available are: Father OReilly: Tenor. 40s and up. The head of the parish. Can be tough, but is also a caring adviser. Sister Helen: Soprano. 40s and up. The favorite nun, sweet and loving. The kids love her. Sister Lee: Alto. 40s and up. She strikes fear in the hearts of the children. Shes short and tough, with a heart of gold, and nobody knows exactly how old she is. Sister Monica Marie: Mezzo-soprano. 30s and up. Sister Lees secretary, the fun-loving nun. The following eight characters appear as the younger and older versions of themselves from elementary school to the senior prom and beyond: Mary Kenny: Mezzo-soprano. 20s-30s. The smartest girl in the class, she never misses mass and she never sins. Shes the teachers pet. Virginia Lear: Alto. 20s-30s. A tomboy. She tends to hang with the guys and could probably take on any one of them. Nancy Ralansky: Mezzo-soprano. 20s-30s. Pretty girl. All the boys are crazy for Nancy, and she knows it. Becky Bakowski: Soprano. 20s-30s. Teased for being overweight. Becky bucks up and becomes a beautiful young woman, wrestling with her love for Eddie and her love for God. She struggles with whether or not she should become a nun. Eddie Ryan: High baritone. 20s-30s. All-around nice guy, awkward and nave. Desperately in love with Becky Bakowski. Needs to have a wonderful rapport with the audience. Mike Depki: Baritone. 20s-30s. The jock. Eddies best friend. Always sharing wisdom hes learned from his older brother. Louie Schlang: High baritone. 20s-30s. The class clown, the hyper kid who will do anything for attention. The worst kid in class, next to Eddie. He has a crush on Mary. Felix Lindor: High baritone. 20s-30s. The nerd. Felix thinks he knows everything there is to know about women and takes great pride in confessing his long list of sins. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare 20 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows your range. Bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided, or bring an accompaniment CD without vocals. A short piece of choreography will be taught. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no sandals or flip-flops) to dance in. If you are called back, you will be asked to cold-read from the script and may be asked to sing again. You will not be asked to dance at callbacks. It is only necessary to attend one night of auditions. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre for a separate appointment. Copies of the script are available at the Theatre and may be checked out for one week with a $10 refundable deposit. Rehearsals begin Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. A complete schedule with time off for holidays will be created once the show is cast. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 21 public performances from Feb. 6 to March 2. Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? is directed, music-directed, and choreographed by Greg Thompson, whose past productions at Ocala Civic Theatre have included last seasons Guys and Dollsas well as Fiddler On the Roof, The King and I, Cats, The Music Man, The Bakers Wife, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sugar Bean Sisters, Enchanted April,and The Mikado. Performing live on stage is a unique experience. Open auditions offer a great opportunity to join a grand tradition! For more information, call the box office at 352-236-2274. Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Wednesday, Dec. 18 Interfaith Womens LuncheonWith the approaching winter solstice heralding the rebirth of the sun and regeneration of hope for the coming year, the Interfaith Alliance of Marion County (TIA) continues its tri-monthly womens gatherings with a holiday charity luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the Islamic Center to which women of all faith and cultural backgrounds are invited. A $10 donation is requested with all proceeds going to Radiant Hands, a Gainesville-based nonprofit which provides support to single family homes in crisis in both Marion and Alachua counties Through the efforts of the Rev. Peggy Hostetler, president of the Interfaith Alliance, and Barbara Fitos, member of the board, Mayor Kent Guinn recently proclaimed the City of Ocala to be a City of Compassion, thus joining the world-wide movement to spread the need for compassion in all aspects of both personal and civic life. Rev. Peggy will help us discern ways in which we can extend local initiatives and public policy as The Golden Rule Moves Into Action. Mary Loutfi, member of the TIA board, says Radiant Hands was established to help those who fall between the cracks of regular social service agencies. She has enlisted the talents of ladies in the Muslim community who will provide a delicious Middle Eastern meal. Gourmet treats, suitable for holiday gifts, will also be available for purchase at modest cost. While not required, RSVPs would be appreciated. Please call Ms. Loutfi (352-454-5356), Rev. Hostetler at the Oakbrook Center for Spiritual Living (352-6293897) or email TIAofMarioncountyFL@gmail.com. The Islamic Center is located at 1410 N.E. 14th St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. 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. The Campfire Breakfast is now the Sunrise Breakfast and will be held for the second year at Gator Joes on Lake Weir on Dec. 19 from 7 to 9 a.m. Breakfast served at 8 a.m. Come early and enjoy the campfire on the beach as the sun rises over Lake Weir. Men and women are invited!Young at Heart hears singerA special treat for the College Road Baptist Church Young At Heart December program: Back by popular demand, Christian singer Norman Lee will entertain us. Everyone is welcome, bring a dish to share and join us on Dec. 19 at noon. 5010 SW College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-5741.Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting Dec. 21 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be ham steak with yams and mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. The entertainment is The Ocala Harmony Chorus. Bring donations of non-perishable food for Interfaith, and toys, for Toys for Tots. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 18. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jennie Halvorsen, 8863 SW 92nd St.. #A, Ocala, FL 34481. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-3478362. 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Maintained lot. $129,500 MLS#398831 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 11761 SW 79th Cir., The Preserve Waverly Model, den and lanai. 2/2/2 eat-in-kitchen and split bedrooms. $112,000 MLS#388797 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com WA TERFORD MODEL W aterford model, 2,117 sq. ft. built 2002 w/golf course views. S plit 3 BR, 2 baths + large family room. N ew hot water heater 2012. N ew A/C 2013. HOA fees include lawn care, cable. $190,000 MLS#397446 Louise Pace 361-4312 2006, 3 BR/2 Bath, modular on concrete stem wall. Spacious 1,512 sq. feet. Lite and bright lots of windows. Just off SW 110 St. EZ access to Hwy. 200. $59,900 MLS#392426 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 LIKE NEW INSIDE REDUCED TO $59,900! THE WOW FACTOR!!!! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 12/15 1-3 PM Expanded Doral formal model with many upgrades!! Laminate floors, granite counters, new 18 Seer AC (2010), and newer appliances. Close to Palm Grove Club. $154,750 MLS#396911 John Kapioski208-1635 LOCATION, CONDITION, PRICE! ABSOLUTEL Y METICULOUS! Gorgeous 2 bedroom/2 bath and 1.5-car garage home with newer roof and A/C. Laminate floors. Chair rail in living room and dining room. Enclosed lanai under heat & air. $77,000 MLS#393513 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 CLOSE TO ORCHID CL UB! GREAT SNOWBIRD HOME OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 12/15 1-3 PM 8855 SW 108th St., Nbhd. 12 Custom Georgetown with private yard. 2/2/2 with den and lanai. 1,751 sq. ft. $115,000 MLS#386228 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com QUIGLEY, SANTAS REINDEER SAYS... LOOKING FOR THA T PERFECT HOUSE? This one is special! 2/2/1 Fairfax Model. New roof 2011, A/C 2006, new W/D extended driveway, formal dining room & lanai. $89,000 MLS#399876 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to ALL! Stop in at the Oak Run Decca Real Estate Office and say hi to my master, Peggy Simpson, the Elf! Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Great snowbird or primary residence. Home features tile floors & Berber carpet along with pass-thru kitchen. Large master bedroom & guest bedroom. Priced to sell! $64,750 MLS#398468 John Kapioski 208-1635 Popular Biscayne model w/new roof. Newer washer and dryer. Large eat-in-kitchen w/enclosed lanai. Lovely dining area and large living room with a foyer. $119,450 MLS#399533 John Kapioski 208-1635 INQUIRING MINDS: YOU DO NEED TO KNOW THIS! November was another great month! 21 homes sold in Oak Run 12 of them were either a Decca Listing or a Decca Sale! What are you waiting for! Call a Decca Real Estate agent today and get YOUR HOME SOLD! 352-854-8787 873-6100 Serago Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 11725 SW 72nd Circle Stunning T ahiti 2/2/2 with den. Golf Course view with lanai that extends entire length of home WOW! $179,500 MLS#397142 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSES SUN 12/15 1-3 PM 11317 SW 76th Circle Lexington Model 2/2/2 with den. Freshly painted, eat-in-kitchen, open living room/dining room. DOUBLE sized Master bedroom with sitting area. All yours for only $118,500 MLS#395589

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E The Environmental MagazineDear EarthTalk: What are some ideas for being greener this holiday season? -Beth Livingston, Camden, NJ While the holidays are festive and fun, they can take a toll on the environment. All that shopping, decoration, food preparation and travel adds up to more carbon emissions and more waste. But there are ways to minimize our impact and still celebrate the season in grand style. For starters, buy fewer gifts. Homemade, personal gifts are always appreciated as much or more than something store-bought. Paint a painting, bake a cake, or make a playlist of favorite songs. EarthEasy.com recommends giving services instead of goods to cut down on the materialism of the holidays: A great gift could be an hour's massage at a local spa, or music lessons for a budding musician. Other service gift ideas include childcare or tutoring, dog walking, cooking, window-washing, a car wash and vacuum or even Internet/computer lessons. Another way to cut down on the amount of stuff passing under your tree is by having a Secret Santa exchange among grown-ups so that every adult doesnt have to get gifts for several others. Another way to save energy and waste is to tone down the holiday decorating, especially with regard to lighting. A 2008 report commissioned by the Department of Energy found that holiday lighting across the U.S. uses up some six terawatt-hours of electricity per year, which is equivalent to the total electricity consumption of half a million homes in a month. If you do still decide to indulge in holiday lights, try to go LED. The smaller light emitting diode bulbs dont get hot to the touch (and are less likely to start a fire) and consume a fraction of the electricity of their incandescent predecessors while lasting 10 times longer. HolidayLEDs.com gives customers who recycle their old holiday lights with them a voucher for 15 percent off a new order of LED lights. Believe it or not, your choice of a Christmas tree affects your environmental footprint as well. The Epoch Times reports that artificial trees are not necessarily the answer, as most are made out of petrochemicals, PVC, metals or sometimes even lead, and can't usually be recycled so end up in landfills after a few years of useful life. Furthermore, some 80 percent of artificial trees are made in China, meaning shipping them on trucks, railways and container ships uses a lot of fuel and emits a lot of carbon dioxide accordingly. Getting a real tree, preferably one that is organic and sustainably harvested by a local tree farmer, is a better choice. After all, real trees provide habitat for wildlife while they are growing, and they filter dust and pollen out of the air while producing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide. The Epoch Times adds that typically one to three tree seeds are planted for every Christmas tree harvested in the U.S. And if you get a potted (living) Christmas tree, you can keep it for years after the holidays pass, either in its pot (or a bigger one as it grows) or in the ground outside. Of course, another way to keep your carbon footprint down over the holidays is by just staying home. A third of the carbon emissions we generate in our daily lives come from driving our cars, so why not stay off the roads over the holidays? And air travel is one of the biggest carbon splurges any of us indulge in, so not jetting across the country to visit in-laws might be the best environmental action you take all year. CONTACTS: EarthEasy.com, www.eartheasy.com; The Epoch Times, www.theepochtimes.com; HolidayLEDs.com, www.holidayleds.com/holidayledscom_christmas_light_recycling_program.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. 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.F or u m discu sses edu cationNancy 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, Marion County public schools have lost more than $70 million in funding due to budget cuts. Teacher aides have lost their jobs, vacant positions have gone unfilled, class sizes have expanded, and so-called permanent 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 Holiday Cookie WalkCome to our annual Holiday Cookie Walk and select from dozens of delicious cookies, including sugar free and gluten free cookies. Stock up for holiday entertaining, gift giving, or to treat yourself on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Enrichment Center, 7171 SW State Road 200. New this year, our Christmas Attic Browse through all sorts of warmly treasured and fondly preowned Christmas decorations and pick out your favorites, all of which are for sale. Food and shopping ... who could ask for more!M ethodist Chu rch 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.Dog show at Circle Square CommonsBridgenet Wireless will be hosting its first Dog Show event on the Town Square at Circle Square Commons in Ocala on Saturday, Dec. 14. Join hundreds of dog lovers at Circle Square Commons and enjoy food, music and shop with over 25 vendors. Bring your dogs and get free advice on pet care, treats, diets, medical and training. There will be raffles and hourly give-a-ways. Enter your dog in contests for the tallest dog, for the dog with the biggest ears, the best dressed dog, and for the dog that can perform the best trick. Join us from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8405 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For more information call 352-593-0908. 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, who will appear at the very end of the parade. 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 P ost 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.Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 General Manager John Provost (352) 563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads : Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 2 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Dunnellon, but publication of items not e-mailed may be delayed. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar More on Page 5 EARTH TALK Some ideas for being greener during the holidays County holiday closuresDec. 24: The Marion County Public Library Headquarters-Ocala and Marion Oaks locations will close at 6 p.m. Marion County Solid Waste Baseline landfill and recycling convenience center will close at 3 p.m. The Silver Springs Shores Community Center will close at 5 p.m. Regular business hours at the aforementioned locations will resume on Thursday, Dec. 26. Dec. 25: All Marion County government offices and facilities will be closed. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, Dec. 26. Dec. 31: The Marion County Public Library Headquarters-Ocala and Marion Oaks locations will close at 6 p.m. Marion County Solid Waste Baseline landfill and recycling convenience center will close at 3 p.m. The Silver Springs Shores Community Center will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Regular business hours at the aforementioned locations will resume on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Jan. 1: All Marion County government offices and facilities will be closed. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. 000GSKM 000GVB5 7651 SW Hwy 200, Suite 103 (Near Oasis restaurant, between Publix & Lowes) Circle Square Plaza 352-854-2033 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM -6 PM Sat. 8 AM -2 PM Sofie, Dee, Edward, Angela $ 2 00 OFF Come See Us! HAIRCUT Expires 12/31/13 TAKING CARE OF OUR P ATIENTS SINCE 1992 Bellam Medical ClinicRajendra P. 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This years parade is themed A Frosty White Christmas and involves over 3,000 riders, marchers, and other participants. Approximately 110 units including floats, marching bands, dance troupes, baton twirling groups, motorcycle units, and equine entries are taking part this year. The lineup also includes local dignitaries, military units, business owners, and dozens of other community groups. Providing television commentary this year are veteran host Kevin Christian and returning hosts Judi Zanetti and Anna DeWese, all representing Marion County Public Schools. The parade airs live on the Marion Education Channel (MEC), available to more than 300,000 viewers on more than a dozen local cable systems including Bright House (Channel 198), Comcast (Channel 99) and Cox (Channel 12), as well as over-the-air on digital channel 7.1. The parade replays on the MEC through December every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. These broadcasts are offered as a community service by Marion County Public Schools and paid for with private funding. The Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade is organized by the Friends of the Christmas Parade, a non-profit organization made up of community volunteers. 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DTLtransportation. com Jeanine: 855-219-8907 Todays New Ads Become an Avon Rep Today! Free Training. $10 to join. Call Chuck (352) 503-4816. Independ. Avon Rep. Clipper Blade Sharpening Service WE SHARPEN... Small Animal Clipper Blades Large Animal Clipper Blades Oster & Andis Clipper Repair Grooming Scissors Contact 352.246.4922 or metaledgesharp.com FURNITURE Brocade style couch with matching chair, large brown recliner $1400, dining room table round with 4 matching chairs $500, beautiful like new!!!!! Please call:352-341-0952 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? This weeks puzzle answers PARADECONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 United Way of Marion County invites 501 (3) nonprofit human social service agencies serving Marion County, to apply for a two-year funding cycle that goes from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016. Applications will be available on-line beginning on Thursday, Jan. 1 at www.uwmc.org. Organizations that have not been funded by United Way over the past three years and are interested in applying must attend the mandatory orientation session taking place on Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the United Way of Marion Countys Bonnie Health Community Room located at 1401 NE 2nd St., Ocala. It is also suggested that current funded partners that have new staff send a representative to learn more about the process. United Way of Marion County currently partners with 23 local programs that assist in supporting the needs of the residents of Marion County. Due to limited seating RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP to Chris Cotter at ccotter@uwmc.org or at 7329696 ext. 206. The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will display the work of award-winning childrens book illustrator and Artist-in-Residence R. Gregory Christie Feb. 1 through April 27. Christie, who owns and operates Gas Art Gifts Bookstore and Art studio in Decatur, Ga., has illustrated more than 40 books in the past 17 years. He is participating in the museums Artist-in-Residency program this spring. To open the exhibit, Christie will unveil a mural he created specifically for the Appleton, using the museums collection as inspiration. The mural may be viewed Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1-3 p.m. during the museums First Saturday event. Families are invited to participate in a hands-on art activity with Christie at that time. Appleton plans display of childrens book illustrator Christie won a Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration for his first book, The Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children. His book Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth was selected as a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Several of Christies illustrations were selected to be included in the Appletons 2012 exhibit Sendak and Co.: Childrens Book Illustrations Since Where the Wild Things Are. The exhibit is currently traveling to other museums and libraries. As part of his residency with the museum, Christie will present a workshop on bookmaking and illustration to students at Howard Middle School Jan. 30 and 31. For more information about Christies work, visit www.gas-art.com. Daily admission to the Appleton Museum is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors 55 or better and students 19 and over; $3 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children age 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families. In addition, the Appleton Museum of Art offers a permanent collection of European, American and Contemporary art, plus Asian, African, Islamic and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. A 12month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for all college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit www.AppletonMuseum.org. Mandatory orientation meeting for 2014-2016 United Way funded partners 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! 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Friday, December 13, 2013 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000GRKS 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 24 Channels 12 Bands Wireless and Bluetooth And Much More ALL IN A TINY DEVICE! $ 1, 69 5 ea. or $ 49 per mo. Digital Wireless Reprogrammable 8 Bands 3 Y ear Warranty with approved credit Introducing The New Sorino 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! Check This Out Stock Reduction Sale! Lifetime Service...Never Pay For Adjustments Immediate delivery on all R.I.C. in-stock aids. BTE $ 795 each available 0% Interest with approved credit OCALA 352-620-0008 4000 SW COLLEGE ROAD OCALA 352-620-0008 FREE CAR WASH WITH SER VICE 000GMH6 FREE LO ANER with any service over $150.00. See dealer for details. Expires 1/31/14 000GW2O SERVICE YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE Y OU TRA VEL!! with Certified Servic e OIL CHANGE OIL CHANGE Expires 1/31/14 $ 19 95 $ 19 95 ea. ea. With Any Service. Expires 12/31/13 FREE FREE TIRE ROTATION TIRE ROTATION COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE $ 89 95 COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE $ 89 95 Includes one gallon of Dex-Cool fluid. Expires 1/31/14 OIL CHANGE OIL CHANGE Expires 1/31/14 $ 29 95 $ 29 95 ea. ea. MECHANICAL REPAIR SPECIALS MECHANICAL REP AIR SPECIALS CAR WASH AND WAX $ 49 95 CAR WASH AND WAX $ 49 95 Expires 1/31/14 SPEND SAVE $100 . . . . . . . . . $8 $150 . . . . . . . . $12 $200 . . . . . . . . $20 $250 . . . . . . . . $30 SPEND SAVE $300 . . . . . . . . $42 $350 . . . . . . . . $56 $400+ . . . . . . . $72

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BRIEFS Writers wanted for OTOW, Oak RunThe South Marion Citizen is seeking volunteer correspondents from Oak Run and On Top of the World. Correspondents generally collect information from clubs and organizations in their communities, and compile that information into a readable column. Some writers also attend various club meetings and take pictures, submitting those with the columns. The only requirement is that the writer be able to use a computer to email material to the editor. Other than that, we want people who are outgoing, who have fun reporting on the activities of their friends and neighbors. Being a correspondent is a great way to meet people and expand your social circle. Columns for big developments are submitted weekly, while smaller communities are submitted every other week. Anyone who is interested is asked to e-mail Jim Clark at editor@smcitizen.com with the words writer for Citizen in the subject line. In addition, we would like to add correspondents for some other communities. Anyone in Pine Run, Palm Cay, Bahia Oaks and Spruce Creek Preserve who is interested should also send information.Holiday Cookie WalkCome to our annual Holiday Cookie Walk and select from dozens of delicious cookies, including sugar free and gluten free cookies. Stock up for holiday entertaining, gift giving, or to treat yourself on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Enrichment Center, 7171 SW State Road 200. New this year, our Christmas Attic Browse through all sorts of warmly treasured and fondly pre-owned Christmas decorations and pick out your favorites. INDEX Cherrywood.........................13 Classifieds.............................26 Indigo East............................28 Opinion....................................7 Out to Pastor........................11 Paws and Claws..................20 Pun Alley...............................19 Puzzles...................................23CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 29 www.smcitizen.com28~ Friday, December 13, 2013 www.smcitizen.com SHERIFFS OFFICE PHOTOThis young man from Marion Oaks opens up his new football. The Marion County Sheriffs Office annual Underprivileged Childrens Christmas Party took place Dec. 6 The fun started when 98 children from Marion Oaks Elementary School arrived by way of the Santa Express to the campus of the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The children played with clowns; enjoyed face painting; saw sheriffs office motorcycles; got close to horses from the mounted unit; got to touch the sheriffs office Air One law enforcement helicopter; tried out some of the SWAT equipment; saw a K9 in action; and learned about the sheriffs office bomb squad. This is the 19th year for this party that is sponsored by Al and Judy Dunlap. Students saw a magic show, ate pizza and each child received three gifts. The Marion County Sheriffs Office rotates the selection of a school each year. Then, school counselors decide what children will take part in the event. Many of the children are special needs students and many would not get any gifts for Christmas due to circumstances, said Marion County Sheriffs Office Captain Alicia Walker, lead organizer for the event.Special Christmas Marion Oaks students have special day at Sheriffs Office Judi Zanetti, the executive director of the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, was named the 2013 Margie Davidson Leading Light recipient recently in Tampa. The award, handed out to one person annually by SUNSPRA, the Sunshine State School Public Relations Association, honors an individual who provides outstanding support to public education. The award, named in memory of the late St. Johns County communications director who championed the award process, began in 2002 with the recognition of then first lady, Columba Bush. Zanettis presentation took place at the 68th Annual Joint Conference held on Dec. 5. Zanetti was recognized for the role she played in launching a very successful Tools 4 Teaching program, a teacher supply store housed at the Foundation office. During the 2012-2013 school year, Tools 4 Teaching logged 2,672 free teacher shopping visits and $121,040 in donated supplies. Since opening four years ago, Tools 4 Teaching has collected more than $400,000 in donated supplies and has provided 11,505 shopping visits for Marion County teachers. Zanetti, a former kindergarten teacher and former Marion County School Board member, spends time in the classroom mentoring students when not doing foundation business. Nominees for the prestigious award must have contributed to an education program or project which created an environment of positive change in student achievement, schoolcommunity connections, career and technical education, and education advocacy. In nominating her for the award, Kevin Christian, Public Relations Officer and Coordinator of Television Media Production for Marion County Public Schools, cites her demonstrated patience, perseverance, and passion to improve her community and the classrooms of teaching colleagues. Marion Countys Zanetti wins Leading Light award Judi Zanetti accepts her 2013 Leading Light Award from SUNSPRA President Joe Landon. Judi Zanetti is congratulated by Marion County School Board Chairman Bobby James and Board Member Carol Ely. Marion County Public Schools is pleased to air the 65th annual Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade live on television on Saturday, Dec. 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. The annual event draws 60,000-plus spectators to East Silver Springs Boulevard, many of whom stake out their seats days ahead of time along the two-mile parade route. However, this year the city removed chairs placed before Wednesday. BY JEAN DIPIERO Special to the CitizenIndigo East held its annual Christmas party at the Indigo East Community Center Sunday, Dec. 8. The theme of the party was Peace On Earth. Each table was decorated with beautiful sparkly gold candles with pine cones surrounding them on a gold plate. Joyce Dickman said a prayer before we ate. A buffet of sliced turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, spiral ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans with bread and butter. Marble cake, cookies and brownies were for dessert. Beverages of coffee, sweet tea and unsweetened tea and water were served. Poinsettia plants were given out as door prizes. Everyone had a good time enjoying fellowship and holiday spirits with our great Indigo East neighbors. Special thanks goes out to all of the people who worked hard to make this a success: Joyce Dickman, Sally Reisman, Marcia Connolly, Betty Chadwell, Sue Copeland, Mary Lou Masone, Mary Pat Giffin, Sue Siegal, and David Marrella. Indigo East area holds its annual Christmas celebration PHOTO BY JEAN DIPIEROSome of the folks at the Christmas party. OTOW New England ClubThe next meeting of the OTOW New England Club will be on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at the H&R Ballroom. Please note the change of venue; the H&R Ballroom is located above the gym. Lunch, including soda, water, coffee and tea along with desserts will be provided by the club. Each person attending is asked to bring a wrapped $5 grab. All the gifts will be placed by the tree and handed out by Santa Claus after lunch. Entertainment will be provided by Dick and Martha Gray; Dick will play the piano and his wife Martha will lead us in song. Donations to the food bank will be accepted and greatly appreciated, lets try to brighten the Christmas season for those less fortunate. 50/50 tickets will be available for sale. If you are attending for the first time, please call or e-mail me so we can have an accurate count for food. Membership fees for our club year of October to May, is $10 per person, payable at the meeting. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 19th. For information contact Donnamarie Castellano, president by e-mail donnamarie22452@yahoo.com or phone 207212-6529. League OKs move by Yankees BY JIM CLARK EditorThe Florida State League has given its approval to a proposed move by the Tampa Yankees to a new stadium in Ocala. The League voted 11-0 on Tuesday to OK the relocation, according to a news release from the Chamber and Economic Partnership. That vote, however, could be a bit premature. The stadium issue still has two major hurdles to overcome: First, the County Commission must decide to put the half-percent sales tax financing plan on the ballot in March. Second, if the county approves that vote, the countys voters must approve the tax. The County Commission will meet again on this issue next Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m. at the McPherson Complex. 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