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BRIEFS Habitat needs volunteersHabitat for Humanity of Marion County is looking for volunteers to help in construction, fundraising, our ReStore, and for our up-coming Strawberry and Craft Festival. This is a great opportunity to start the year off by helping families in need in our community. If you are in need of community service hours or have a heart for families, Habitat is the place to be! Come make new friends, and have a great time. Habitat for Humanity needs your help to make a difference in Marion County! To find out about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. please visit our website at http://habitatocala.org/vol unteer/ or call Brittney Fish, volunteer coordinator, at 352-351-4663. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is a donor/volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with God and families in need. Habitat for Humanity is A Hand Up Not a Hand-out. Oak Run writer wantedThe South Marion Citizen is seeking a volunteer correspondent from Oak Run. Correspondents generally collect information from clubs and organizations in their communities, and compile that information into a readable column. Some also attend various club meetings and take pictures. Columns for big developments are generally submitted weekly, while smaller communities run 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. INDEX Bookmark..............................20 Cherrywood.........................12 Classifieds.............................22 Marion Oaks...........................7 Oak Run.................................14 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................18 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................19 Puzzles...................................16CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 31 www.smcitizen.com24~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Oak Run decorationJoseph and Norma Yepez stand in front of an elaborate indoor display at their home in Oak Run. They were celebrating Christmas by decorating their house.PHOTO BY RON RATNER PHOTO BY ERYN WORTHINGTON/CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLEOcala man wins a carLove Honda in Homosassa made one mans Christmas a little sweeter Saturday. Shelton Peddle of Ocala won a tiger-eye-pearl 2013 Accord LXS twodoor car after he shot a hole-in-one 154 yards from tee No. 8 at Candler Hills Golf Club in Ocala during the 10th annual Kinsey Lynn Bogart benefit in October. Pictured with Peddle is customer relations Jim DeSanti, left, and vicepresident Chad Halleen, right. Marion County Hospital District Trustee Chairman Jon Kurtz announced that he has been notified by Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) that HMA has decided to defer approval of the proposed definitive agreement for the long-term lease of Munroe Regional Medical Center to Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). CHS is currently pursuing a merger with HMA, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014. The proposed Munroe Regional lease agreement is contingent on the successful completion of the CHS/HMA merger, and Kurtz does not expect that CHS will take formal action on the lease agreement until after the closing of the CHS/HMA merger. CHS has communicated to Kurtz that it remains committed to completing the proposed lease transaction after the close of the CHS/HMA merger, pending Board approval, and that it remains excited about the opportunity to work with the medical staff and employees of Munroe Regional in their service to the community. Kurtz also indicated today that the District stands ready to consummate the proposed lease agreement as soon as it receives approval from CHS and all necessary regulatory approvals have been obtained. Company delays hospital takeover The unemployment rate in the Workforce Connection region was 7.1 percent in November, down 0.2 percentage points over the month and 1.9 percent lower than the same time last year. Out of a labor force of 207,318, there were 14,782 unemployed, a drop of just 91 over the month, but 3,799 fewer than November 2012. Over the month, the labor force and number of employed fell slightly as did the numbers of jobless in Citrus and Levy counties. Marion Countys labor force remained virtually unchanged, while there was a slight boost in the number of employed and drop in unemployed. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner characterized the report as a mixed bag, noting it is difficult to determine what accounts for shrinkage in the labor force and number of employed over the month, but that gains over the year are encouraging. The November 2013 unemployment rates, released today by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, were 7.1 percent for Marion County, the lowest since June 2008 when the rate was 7.6 percent; 7.1 percent for Citrus County, the lowest since it hit 7 percent in May 2008; and 7.2 percent in Levy County, the lowest since its 7 percent rate in June 2008. Local rates are not seasonally adjusted. Floridas seasonally adjusted rate is 6.4 percent and the non-adjusted rate is 6.2 percent; the national rate, adjusted, is 7.0 percent and non-adjusted is 6.6 percent. In November, nonagricultural employment in the Ocala/Marion County metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was 96,400, a gain of 3,300 jobs over the year. Jobless rate declines 1918 SW 17th St. Ocala 352-401-0808btnfrnfnbtrnnbfrrbfbbfnn nfn! f" # b$nrtnrb %nrnb$n&"'""ntnb$n"'btr btrnf&nt&bfnrbf nn 000GT6Q 13 CADILLAC SRX LUXURY . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2523 . . . $36,760 . . . . $29,880 13 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2508 . . . $16,225 . . . . $13,880 . . . $195 mo 13 CHEVROLET SONIC LTZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2494 . . . $14,490 . . . . $12,880 . . . $189 mo 13 CHEVROLET SPARK LTZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2571 . . . $12,740 . . . . $10,880 . . . $159 mo 13 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA SPORT LT . . . . . . M2442 . . . $17,730 . . . $13,880. . . . $204 mo 13 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT V8 . . M2569 . . . $24,620 . . . . $18,880 . . . $279 mo 13 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT . . . . . . . . . . M2483 . . . $39,840 . . . . $31,880 13 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LT . . . . . . . . . . M2495 . . . $28,420 . . . . $23,880 . . . $355 mo 13 CHRYSLER 200 LIMITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2548 . . . $16,290 . . . . $11,880 . . . $175 mo 13 DODGE AVENGER SXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2587 . . . $15,560 . . . . $11,880 . . . $175 mo 13 DODGE CHALLENGER SXT . . . . . . . . . . . M2565 . . . $23,960 . . . . $19,980 . . . $299 mo 13 DODGE CHARGER SXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2518 . . . $21,325 . . . . $16,480 . . . $245 mo 13 DODGE JOURNEY SXT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2524 . . . $22,325 . . . . $15,880 . . . $235 mo 13 FORD FOCUS SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2519 . . . $16,620 . . . . $12,880 . . . $189 mo 13 FORD FUSION SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2503 . . . $20,875 . . . . $16,880 . . . $249 mo 13 FORD MUSTANG COUPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2433 . . . $21,335 . . . . $16,880 . . . $249 mo 13 FORD EDGE SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2588 . . . $23,365 . . . . $18,880 . . . $279 mo 13 FORD EXPEDITION XLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2437 . . . $31,725 . . . . $25,880 . . . $385 mo 13 FORD FLEX SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2441 . . . $27,445 . . . . $20,880 . . . $309 mo 13 FORD SUPER DUTY F-250 XLT . . . . . . . . M2498 . . . $42,360 . . . . $37,880 13 HYUNDAI ACCENT GLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2372 . . . $13,980 . . . . $11,880 . . . $175 mo 13 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2567 . . . $16,325 . . . . $12,880 . . . $189 mo 13 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2469 . . . $18,325 . . . . $13,880 . . . $204 mo 13 HYUNDAI TUCSON GLS . . . . . . . . . . . . M2383A . . . $21,341 . . . . $16,880 . . . $249 mo 13 HYUNDAI VELOSTER TURBO . . . . . . . . . M2497 . . $22,450 . . . . $17,880 . . . $265 mo 13 JEEP PATRIOT SPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2556 . . . $16,760 . . . . $14,880 . . . $219 mo 13 KIA OPTIMA LX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2540 . . . $17,135 . . . . $13,880 . . . $204 mo 13 KIA SORENTO LX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2414 . . . $22,335 . . . . $18,880 . . . $279 mo 13 KIA SPORTAGE LX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2421 . . . $19,850 . . . . $15,980 . . . $235 mo 13 LINCOLN MKX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2539 . . . $31,665 . . . . $26,880 . . . $399 mo 13 MAZDA CX-9 TOURING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2583 . . . $27,890 . . . . $21,880 . . . $335 mo 13 MAZDA MAZDA3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2544 . . . $13,640 . . . . $10,880 . . . $159 mo 13 MAZDA MAZDA5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2461 . . . $17,640 . . . . $13,880 . . . $204 mo 13 MINI COOPER COUPE S . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2528 . . . $24,620 . . . . $19,880 . . . $299 mo 13 NISSAN JUKE SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2509 . . . $16,560 . . . . $14,880 . . . $219 mo 13 NISSAN MAXIMA S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2399 . . . $23,240 . . . . $18,880 . . . $279 mo 13 NISSAN ROGUE S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2551 . . . $16,940 . . . . $14,880 . . . $219 mo 13 NISSAN TITAN SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2531 . . . $23,865 . . . . $20,880 . . . $309 mo 13 NISSAN VERSA SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2564 . . . $14,150 . . . . $11,880 . . . $175 mo 13 RAM 1500 SLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2568 . . . $24,880 . . . . $19,880 . . . $299 mo 13 SUBARU OUTBACK PREMIUM . . . . . . . . M2580 . . . $23,245 . . . . $19,880 . . . $299 mo 13 TOYOTA COROLLA LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2582 . . . $16,435 . . . . $12,880 . . . $189 mo 13 TOYOTA FR-S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2389 . . . $23,350 . . . . $19,880 . . . $299 mo 13 TOYOTA PRIUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2411 . . . $21,180 . . . . $17,880 . . . $265 mo 13 TOYOTA YARIS LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2376 . . . $13,760 . . . . $11,880 . . . $175 mo 13 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2418 . . . $30,860 . . . . $25,880 . . . $385 mo 13 TOYOTA SEQUOIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2552 . . . $36,640 . . . . $31,880 13 TOYOTA TUNDRA 2WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2576 . . . $22,550 . . . . $18,880 . . . $279 mo 13 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE GLS . . . . . . . . . M2589 . . . $16,640 . . . . $13,480 . . . $195 mo 13 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN . . . . . . . . M2430 . . . $16,998 . . . . $12,880 . . . $189 mo 13 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SPORTWAGON . M2457 . . . $17,980 . . . . $13,880 . . . $204 mo 13 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2471 . . . $19,860 . . . . $15,880 . . . $235 mo 13 VOLVO XC60 PREMIUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2542 . . . $32,240 . . . . $24,880 . . . $369 mo 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE . . . . M2293B1 . . $6,880 . . . . $3,980 11 HYUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING . . M2318 . $12,680 . . . . $9,880 . $149 mo 12 FIAT 500 POP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2052A . $12,668 . . . $10,880 . $165 mo 10 CHEVROLET MALIBU . . . . . . . . M2197A . $13,685 . . . $10,880 . $165 mo 10 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY . . M2265A . $15,640 . . . $11,880 . $179 mo 08 FORD F-150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2290A . $14,440. . . . $11,880 . $179 mo 13 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN . . M2235 . $17,860 . . . $12,880 . $189 mo 05 INFINITI FX35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2232A . $16,550 . . . $12,880 . $189 mo 08 NISSAN 350Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M1973B . $15,695 . . . $12,880 . $189 mo 13 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT . . . . . . . M2346 . $16,890 . . . $13,480 . $199 mo 07 LINCOLN MKX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2145B . $17,680 . . . $14,880 11 HYUNDAI SONATA SE . . . . . . . . . . M2317 . $17,840 . . . $14,880 . $219 mo 12 LINCOLN MKZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2220 . $21,180 . . . $17,880 . $265 mo 13 FORD FUSION SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2273 . $21,550 . . . $18,480 . $269 mo 13 FORD MUSTANG CONV . . . . . . . . M2311 . $23,980 . . . $18,880 . $279 mo 08 ACURA MDX TOURING . . . . . . . M2241A . $22,400 . . . $18,880 . $279 mo 13 CHRYSLER 300 LEATHER . . . . . . M2365 . $23,560 . . . $18,880 . $279 mo 10 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA . . . . M2337 . $25,540 . . . $21,880 . $325 mo 13 INFINITI G37 SEDAN PEMIUM . . . M2036 . $28,680 . . . $23,880 . $355 mo 13 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER SPORT . . M2254 . $27,460 . . . $23,880 . $355 mo 13 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 CREW LT . . M2347 . $27,860 . . . $23,880 . $355 mo 12 BMW 3 SERIES PREMIUM . . . . . . M2359 . $31,780 . . . $25,880 . $385 mo 13 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED . . . . . . M2284 . $33,660 . . . $28,880 ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ OUR BEST DEALS! EVERY VEHICLE IN THIS LIST RECEIVES A $500 GIFT CARD WITH PURCHASE 13 CADILLAC ATS 2.0T M2537 13 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT 13 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT M2585 M2538 13 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT M2496 13 FORD ESCAPE SEL 2.0T M2514 13 FORD F-150 XLT CREW M2464 13 GMC TERRAIN SLE M2560 13 HYUNDAI GENESIS M2527 13 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT M2499 13 INFINITI JX PREMIUM M2572 13 LINCOLN MKZ 3.7 M2561 13 NISSAN PATHFINDER S M2517 13 TOYOTA RAV4 LE M2570 13 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 M2547 13 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT M2412 13 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG LUXURY M2584 These are only a few of our specials. $29,460 $23,880 355 /mo. $23,880 355 /mo. $23,640 $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $39,240 $30,880 $30,880 $20,135 $14,880 $ 219 /mo. $14,880 $ 219 /mo. $24,435 $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $26,960 $21,880 $ 335 /mo. $21,880 $ 335 /mo. $24,260 $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $22,135 $17,880 $ 265 /mo. $17,880 $ 265 /mo. $26,845 $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $39,860 $32,880 $32,880 $31,890 $25,880 $ 385 /mo. $25,880 $ 385 /mo. 13 NISSAN ALTIMA S $18,480 $14,880 $ 219 /mo. $14,880 $ 219 /mo. M2521 13 NISSAN FRONTIER SV $23,710 $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $19,880 $ 299 /mo. M2546 $27,680 $21,880 $ 335 /mo. $21,880 $ 335 /mo. $22,665 $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $26,860 $22,880 $ 339 /mo. $22,880 $ 339 /mo. $18,400 $12,880 $ 189 /mo. $12,880 $ 189 /mo. $37,690 $28,880 $28,880

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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 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) 000GZ9Q Expires: Jan. 31, 2014 6am till 10am #5 ONLY #5 ONLY w/Coupon Buy One Entre, get one, for equal or lesser value, With Purchase Of Two (2) Beverages & an Entre from Our Regular Menu PRESENT COUPON TO RECEIVE OFFER. Good only Mon. thru Fri. from 11am-3pm. Valid only at 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Location. Dine in only. Expires 1/31/14. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. 000GSVD Helping VeteransThe Greater Ocala Womans Club and The Pioneer Garden Club jointly presented a $400 check to the Ocala Ritz Veterans Village for the purchase of a bike rack for the veterans. The idea was generated by the generosity of Nancy and Scott Hutchinson. Pictured are GFWC members, Charlene Earl, Nancy Hutchinson, Rosalie Laudando, Sandra Stipins and President Scott Hutchinson. Pioneer Garden Club members pictured include Kimbra Danielson and Eileen Ferguson. First Vice President Dolly Rodriguez, Health Services Manager of the Ocala Ritz Veterans Village, accepts the donation. Enjoy a vibrant start to 2014 with the First Friday Art Walk on Jan. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy more than 50 individual artist displays, extended shopping hours, and live music on the downtown square. The January Art Walk is sponsored by Party Time Rentals. Unique offerings include: The 18 piece, Center Stage Band is performing Big Band Music on the Historic Downtown Square from 7 to 9 p.m. Free Childrens Art Activities on the Downtown Square presented by the Appleton Museum of Art. Dont miss one of the last opportunities to view the contemporary work of artist Peter Filzmaier in the first floor lobby of City Hall. Exhibit closes on Jan. 7. All work is for sale with 25 percent of the proceeds benefiting the City of Ocalas Art in City Spaces Program. The public may download an event map listing all artist locations at www.ocalafl.org/artwalk. First Friday Art Walk set for next weekend Check out our website www.smcitizen.com

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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Todays New Ads BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 Part Time Clerk Wanted The UPS Store11100 SW 93rd Court Rd. next to IHOP. Computer exp requested Seniors welcome, please send resume to: S tore5520@theup s store.com Please come in after 5pm Mon-Fri if in person. WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 Part Time Clerk Wanted The UPS Store11100 SW 93rd Court Rd. next to IHOP. Computer exp requested Seniors welcome, please send resume to: S tore5520@theup s store.com Please come in after 5pm Mon-Fri if in person. 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Hardwood floors,recently remodeled,2 sheds, 2 carports. $60K.Off Otter Lake Rd. 850-962-3336 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! 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. 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Expires 1/2/14 Read the classifieds Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Dec. 29: 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. Evening worship begins at 6 p.m. with study in the book of James taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, Jan. 1: There are no services nor activities scheduled for New Years Day. However, as we look back over this year of 2013, it would be well to review all the events that have been a part of our lives to determine which have been helpful and which have not and accordingly plan how we might improve upon them in the New Year of 2014. Surely as Christians we have much to be thankful for, but likewise we no doubt have those things we need to change to make the new year better. Surely those things we have received as blessings from God will hopefully continue to be a positive influence in our lives, but those things which have been less desirable are things that we might well choose eliminate. What will your life reveal when you finish this coming New Year? Will it be a better year than the one you are now finishing or will you have regrets. Its in your hands, but dont leave God out of the equation, for doing so will surely result in the latter rather than the former. May you enjoy the blessings and the help of God during the New Year of 2014. 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, Dec. 29, 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. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, The Reason for Joy! 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. There will be no Wednesday Evening Bible Study this week due to New Years Day. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.First CongregationalBegin the new year with a refreshing look at the historical Jesus with a look at the political climate of the day. Ponder the questions of why Jesus came when he did, why the confluence of the Baptism movement of John and why the Kingdom movement of Jesus. The First Light Bible Discussion at First Congregational Church (7171 State Road 200) will be presented from Jan. 5 through Feb. 23, each Sunday at noon. This 8week DVD and group discussion program was developed by John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, two of the worlds leading theological scholars. Crossan, a scholar, historian of early Christianity, and a former Catholic priest, is professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at De Paul University, and widely regarded as the premier Jesus scholar in the world. Borg is a New Testament scholar, theologian, author and former Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University (retired 2007). Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Dec. 27: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thursday, Jan. 2: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Jan. 12 and 26. Anthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. It is now located on the north side of the building for your shopping convenience. We will have a special Hour of Prayer with the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 6 p.m., to ask the Lord for His guidance in the upcoming New Year. A Mass will follow at 7. This is also the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God. Another Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9 a.m.College Park ChurchCollege Park Church is pleased to announce that on Sunday, Jan. 12, it will be going to two services. The day of worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a traditional style service featuring many of the great hymns that are known and loved by many. Sunday school classes will immediately follow the traditional service. Then a new casual style service will begin at 11:15 a.m. called Cross Training at College Park Church. It will feature the contemporary praise and worship songs of today lead by the College Park Church praise and worship band. The ministry staff of College Park Church includes senior pastor Dr. James L Fleming, associate pastor and youth minister Keith Mitchell, and worship leader Kelly McVey. The church is non-denominational Christian in theology and practice, but is not an independent church. The congregation is vitally connected with 2,300 other congregations whose general offices are in Anderson, Indiana. The decision was made to go to two services in an effort bring more people to Christ by offering more options for them to attend on Sunday mornings. The Cross Training service will offer a unique style with a casual atmosphere that invites people to come as they are. It has long been a mission of College Park Church to reach the students of the College of Central Florida given the churchs close proximity to the CF campus. College Park Churchs worship leader Kelly McVey (who was included as a top four finalist in the JoyFMs cellphone superstar contest this summer) is also a student at the College of Central Florida. Worship is a vital part of being a Christian and Im so thrilled that we are starting this additional worship service. I think its great for new comers or even people who have been attending the church for years to have a couple of options when choosing the worship style they prefer.(McVey) The people at College Park Church are known for their hospitality, love and fellowship. College Park Church of God is at 3140 SW 26th St., Ocala, (right across the street from the CF bookstore). The office phone number is 352-237-2247 and church website is www.collegeparkchog.org. Religion ponents down by playing problem cards along the way. The game enables teachers and parents to talk about global warming in a fun and hopeful way, reports UCS. Kids, meanwhile, will learn that all of us make choices that determine whether the world warms a little or a lot, and which of those choices reduce global warming emissions. The game is available for purchase ($7.95) directly from the UCS website. Younger kids curious about climate change can consult the Professor Sneeze website, which features online illustrated childrens stories that present global warming in a familiar context. The stories for fiveto eight-year-olds follow a cartoon bunny on various warming related adventures. A few of the story titles include The Earth Has a Fever, Where Are the Igloos of Iglooville? and Tears on the Other Side of the World. The site also features stories geared toward 8to 10-year-olds and 10to 12-year-olds. Of course, teachers can play a key role in making sure kids are well versed in the science of climate change. A recently launched initiative from the National Center for Science Education (NCSE)long respected for its work in defending and supporting the teaching of evolution in the public schoolsaims to help teachers do a better job of teaching climate change in the classroom. The groups Climate Change Education website points teachers to a treasure trove of resources they can use to demystify the science behind global warming, combat climate change denial and support climate literacy. CONTACTS: EPAs A Students Guide to Global Climate Change, www.epa.gov/climatestudents; NASA Climate Kids, http://climatekids.nasa.gov; NCSEs Climate Change Education Initiative, http://ncse.com/climate; Professor Sneeze, www.contespedagogiques.be/pages/accueil_angl.ht ml.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. EARTHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Workshop for artistsRegistration for artists workshops offered by the Ocala Art Group the Winter/Spring of 2014 is now open for all artists 18 years or older as follows: Two Days-Robin Maria Pedrero Jan. 9 and 10 materials not included. Acrylic with mixed media. $140 members / $170 non members. One day-Maria Luisa De Curtis Feb. 13 materials included. Watercolor Batik, which are Kathie George original designs. Early Bird: $120 member / $150 nonmembers. After Feb. 13, $140 members/$170 non-members. Two Day Gloria Betlem April 10 and 11 materials not included Expressions in Pastels Early Bird: $120 Member / $150 non member materials not included After March 14: $140 member / $170 non member. The workshops are held at the Appleton Museum of Art, Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, in the Art Space between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The day before each workshop there will be a demonstration in the Appleton Auditorium open to current and newly joined members. Membership is $30. Pre-payment to each workshop is required; to register identify your choice and send payment to Workshops, 8264 115th St., Road, Ocala, FL 34481 or call Sharon at 352-527-9372. For more information visit www.ocalaartgroup.com.

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Tuesday, Dec. 31 United Way Day of Caring deadlineUnited 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 352732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org.Friday, Jan. 3 The Kingsmen performBegin 2014 being encouraged and uplifted listening to The Kingsmen, Christian musics most predominate Quartet. This Christian Music Hall Of Fame award-winning 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, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Take Charge of Diabetes deadlineIf you are part of the nearly 10.6 percent of Marion Countys adult population that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has diabetes, dont ignore it take charge! The best way for people with diabetes to maintain a high quality of life is to learn about the disease and develop a healthy living plan. Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service staff and local health professionals are ready to help you by offering the 10-class series, Take Charge of Your Diabetes. Participants will learn about everything from carbohydrate counting and blood glucose monitoring to medication and foot care. The class will give participants the understanding and knowledge to actively control their diabetes and maintain a quality, healthy lifestyle. The $45 fee covers the 10 class sessions and health screening for each participant; one support person per registrant may attend for free. Participants must register by Jan. 3 by calling 352-854-3699. Classes will be at Master the Possibilities, 8415 SW 80th St., on Tuesdays starting Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. For a flier and class schedule, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. Monday, Jan. 6 Jewish view of afterlifeWhat happens after we die? Rabbi Zeev Harari of Temple Beth Shalom will present the Jewish view of the afterlife when he delivers the next lecture sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Marion County on Monday, Jan. 6 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 SW State Road 200. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Born in Haifa, the rabbi immigrated to the United States in 1989 serving in Racine, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, and Linderhurst, Illinois before coming to Ocala in August 2011. He first earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Hebrew and Arabic from Haifa University and a Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rabbi Harari was one of the founders of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (Israeli Reform Judaism). He was the second Israeli to be ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem in 1981. For more information telephone 352-629-3897, 352629-3587 or e-mail TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com. Saturday, Jan. 11 Pancake breakfast at St. JudeThe Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. The price is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 12. Children age 2 and under eat free. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Everyone is welcome to join us.Magic show scheduledBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, world renowned magician, is bringing his magic show to First Congregational United Church of Christ, for a fundraiser, on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews, and this is sure to be one performance you wont want to miss. Ticket prices are $3 for children 12 and under; adults $6. Refreshments will be available at intermission. To purchase tickets, please call 352-598-6272, or 352-237-3035. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door. First Congregational Church is at 7171 SW State Road 200.Dueling Pianos at Circle SquareExperience the Dueling Pianos Interactive Dance Party at Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. This high-energy, rock n roll sing-a-long dance party is a performance with an edge. It will get you out of your seat and on your feet. The Rockin Piano players perform popular hits from every era imaginable. From Elvis to Lady Gaga and Neil Diamond to AC/DC, they have it covered. Other popular selections are Billy Joel, Blink 182, Journey, Elton John, Bon Jovi and much more. Not only can the Rockin Piano players perform thousands of songs at the drop of a hat, but they also possess comedic timing and have the personality to engage and influence audience participation. The Rockin Piano players act includes a state of the art light show and with an open dance floor the party will start and the energy level will be up for the entire show. Remember to wear your dancing shoes and get out of your seat and enjoy a night filled with dancing, singing and having fun. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $14. For more information on the 2014 Entertainment Series including dates, performers and ticket prices, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000GYL7 9045 SW HWY 200 Ocala, Florida 34481 352-861-9473 Specializing in the like-new car, without the new car price! Come see us and see why buying a new car never makes sense! Dont Worry Buy with confidence! All Wise Way vehicles are certified! www.wisewayautoinc.com Auto Sales, Inc. Family Owned & Operated Since 1999 South Marion Citizens readers Choice Poll #1 Used Car Dealer for 7 Consecutive Years! Mention this ad and get 3 years of FREE service with your next vehicle purchase! 000GTTZ Barbara Stylist, Connie Stylist, Christine Stylist, Jackie Stylist, Lana Stylist, Teresa Stylist, Theresa Nail Tech, Lacy & Cindi Assistants 000GZP0 9070 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352 854-5566 J ac ki e s Beauty Within Hair & Nail Salon Jackies Jackies Beauty Within Hair & Nail Salon Beauty Within Monday Friday 8:30 till Stylist Wanted T o all of our long time friends and to those not yet friends... Happ y Holida ys Happy Holidays! Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon Phone 352-489-4566 000GOLL C om e Pl ay Th e #3 Ra nk ed (Golf Digest) 9 H ol e Go lf Co urse in Fl or ida R ai nb ows E nd G ol f Cl ub P lay 9 H ol es fo r $ 17 00 a nd G et Th e 2nd N in e FR EE I nc lu des Ca rt + Ta x. Exp ire 1 /30 /14. Mu st pres ent t hi s co up on at Go lf Sh op www.rainbowsendgolfclub.com 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 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 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 000GCZS 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 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 000GYLQ Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000GAAF A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000GUM1 College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Alan Cotney, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000FWF5 Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000GLGD PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 000GUYF 11251 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: Tues. 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 000GDGD 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available Catch our events & sermons at www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Nursery provided Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000GL0K 000FTQA 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-561 1 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 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 to 711195 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 Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 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 Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000FR23 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 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 E The Environmental MagazineDear E arthTalk: Do you have any tips for ex plaining global warming and other complex environmental problems to my kids? -Peter B uckley Pittsburgh, P A Kids today may be more eco-savvy than we were at their age, but complex topics like global warming may still mystify them. Luckily there are many resources available to help parents teach their kids how to understand the issues and become better stewards for the planet. A great place to start is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPAs) A Students Guide to Global Climate Change website. The site is divided into sections (Learn the Basics, See the Impacts, Think like a Scientist and Be Part of the Solution) so kids can get just the right amount of detail without feeling overwhelmed. One feature of the site is a virtual trip around the world to see the effects of climate change in different regions. An emissions calculatorwith questions tailored to kids lifestyleshelps connect everyday actions (like running the water while brushing teeth) and climate change. And a FAQ page answers some of the most common questions about climate change in easy-to-read short paragraphs. Another great online resource is NASAs Climate Kids website, which engages kids with games, videos and craft activities and offers digestible info on whats causing climate change and how kids can make a difference. A guided tour of the Big Questions (What does climate change mean? What is the greenhouse effect? How do we know the climate is changing? What is happening in the oceans? and others) uses cartoon characters and brightly colored designs to help kids come to grips with the basics. Perhaps even more engaging for those eight and older is Cool It!, a card game from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The game, designed in collaboration with science educators, requires players to collect solution cards in the categories of energy, transportation and forests, while slowing opEARTH TALK Teaching en vironmen tal problems t o children PLEASESEEEARTH, PAG E22

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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com THE BOYS IN THE BOAT By Daniel James Brown Daniel James Brown has written an excellent book about a motley rowing crew of mostly poor young men who bring home the gold from the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Against a fine-grained portrait of the Depression, Browns boys in the boat face enormous obstacles to realize their youthful dreams. The author combines impeccable research with his interviews with a dying team member, Joe Rantz, to bring us this inspiring true story. In the 1920s and 1930s rowing was one of the most popular sports in the United States. But whereas crews from eastern powerhouses of the Ivy League were usually wealthy sons of privilege, the University of Washington crew were true sons of the Depression who were toughened by hard work. We follow this amazing eight-oar crew, underdogs coming together to reach a goal. Along the way Brown educates his readers about the fine art of rowing. We learn that when any one member of a crew slumps, the entire crew goes with him; that to defeat an adversary, its not enough to give your all, you must master your opponent mentally; and you had to know deep down that you still had something in reserve, something you had not yet shown. Every detail is illuminatedthe hours of self-doubt, fighting for a seat in the boat, the pain of training in bad weather, but also the joy of getting it right when the shell seems to fly. Standing behind nine men working as one are men who inspired thembrilliant coach Al Ulbrickson and eloquent boat builder George Pocock who commented, Good thoughts have much to do with good rowing. It isnt enough for the muscles of a crew to work in unison; their hearts and minds must work as one. In Germany, Hitler was determined to dispel ideas that he and his Brown Shirts were barbarians. To that end, the Olympics he believed would make his case for him by delivering prize after prize. The day of the race two American rowers fell ill but took their seats anyhow. Knowing the outcome of the race does nothing to lessen the tension as Brown describes it. Two desperately sick rowers and the worst lane that put the crew in the path of severe cross winds might have defeated thembut, miraculously, they glided to victory, leaving Germany far behind in third place. After the last rower died, Brown wrote this: And so they passed away, loved and remembered for all that they werenot just Olympic oarsmen but good men, one and all. Bookmark Pat Wellington Bringing home the Gold The Public Education Foundation of Marion County will host the annual Classic weekend Jan. 17-19 at the Country Club of Ocala. This annual event raises college funds for local lowincome and at-risk youth in the Take Stock in Children program. A partnership with the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Ocala, the Classic weekend of events includes the Moot Thomas Golf Scramble on Friday, Jan. 17, the Sneakers and Smores 5K Run/Walk on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 18, and the two-day Memorial golf tournament on Jan. 18 and 19. Since 1996, the Classic weekend has raised over $1.2 million dollars in scholarships for deserving students in the Take Stock in Children program. Through the upcoming events, the program hopes to raise much-needed funds to provide scholarships for 10 additional students. With rising tuition costs and significant increases of other college-related expenses, students are struggling more than ever to achieve their dreams of a college education. Take Stock in Children of Marion County currently serves more than 145 students in grades 9-12 annually. A newly-added event to the traditional classic is the Sneakers and Smores 5K Run/Walk which is open to all individuals, families, companies and local organizations. School teams are encouraged and a special prize will be awarded to the school with the most participants. The 5k features family-friendly activities, giveaways, and a kids dash. Registration for the 5K is $25 per person, with all proceeds going to raise smore scholarships for Take Stock in Children. The Public Education Foundation seeks participants, volunteers and sponsors for the upcoming Classic weekend. To learn how you can support the Take Stock in Children program and participate in the Classic events, please call 352-671-4167 or visit www.pefmc.org. Classic weekend helps college-bound youths Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Church launches new Spanish ministryCrossroads Church of God launches a new Spanish ministry with new Pastors Carlos and Eileen Lopez. Spanish services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. and on Thursday evenings at 7 we will conduct a Bible study. Pastors Carlos and Eileen Lopez invite you to come and grow with us in the coming year. 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MLS #392810 $175,000 BROKER/ASSOCIATE CRS/SENIORS SPECIALIST gerrikay@usa.net 10932 SW 53 CIR. COLUMBIA MODEL 3/2/2 car garage. Small HOA fee, p/yr .52 acre. New carpet, screen lanai. Immediate occupancy. Excellent condition. Call Gerri to see. MLS #397679 $134,900 MARCO POLO VILLAGE 55+ OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN. 1-3PM 11209 SW 7 1 TERR. RD. MONACO MODEL Directions: SR 200 to Oak Run, to left Linkside, 3rd right, cul-de-sac. 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 000GYJA Marvin Brooks 989-3162 From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! NOW HIRING SALES ASSOCIATES FOR BUSY OFFICE Please contact John Haynes at 352-237-4343 or e-mail him at bigsunrealty@cfl.rr.com F ANTASTIC 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 . . . . . . . . $39,500 8874-C SW 95TH STREET DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 200 main gate, T/R on SW 85th T er., T/L SW 9 5t h St., Home on Left. OPEN HOUSE 8874-C SW 95TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 9196-C SW 89 TERR. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses IMMACULATE MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2 EXPANDED END UNIT VILLA. Newer heat/AC 2012. Library or home office, F lorida room with tinted windows, kitchen, dining rm. and living rm. S plit plan bedrooms and baths. T his fantastic home is close to the golf course and dog park. R ocking chair front porch. N o homes behind you or in front. G olf cart and furnishings available for purchase, except artwork. M ake this your first stop and it will be your only home to preview. MLS#400280/LBK/PRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $84,000 9196-C SW 89 TERR. DIRECTIONS: OTOW Gate from SR 200, SW 99th St. Rd., T/R on SW 92nd St., T/L on SW 89th Terrace. Home on Left. INCREDIBLE HOME 4/3/2 on corner lot in gated community Brick exterior, upgrades galore & spacious living interior. Fenced yard with patio entertainment area. This is an absolute MUST SEE! MLS#397530/DP/DOR . . . . . . . . $246,500 From all of us here at ERA Big Sun Realty BEAUTIFUL HOME located on one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus study den, kitchen has snack bar, kitchen nook. Inside laundry room. Split bedroom plan, tile and carpeting throughout. Open roof over porch overlooking private backyard. Master bath has double vanities and Jacuzzi tub, ex-large walk-in closet. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#394945/BH/CHA . . . . . . . . . . . . . $230,000 BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE 3/2/2 HOME & relax and enjoy on your screened lanai! MLS#398879/MB/BRI . . . . . . . . $159,900 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 WELL-MAINTAINED EXP 2/2/1 with title everywhere excl. bedrooms, large Fl room, newer air, roof, appliances & windows. All double-pane windows & 2 solar tubes. MLS#393120/SR/SCH $34,900 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 SINGLE FAMILY HOME with 2/2/2 +den/ study has lots to offer. Home features eat-in 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 BETTER THAN NEW with all the upgrades. Mr. Clean lives here. This stunning home is located in one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, living room, dining area, beautiful kitchen w/pass-through, glass-enclosed Florida room, screenedin bird cage, no maintenance yard. MLS#395953/MB/GAR . . . . . . . . . $164,900 BRIGHT AND CHEERY 2/2/1 VILLA with neutral colors., eat-in kitchen, F lorida 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. P ark-like setting in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the wide tree lined street. H ome is located close to golf-course, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS #396718/ LBK/PRA . . . . . . . $37,000 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 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 MOVE-IN READY JUST BRING YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS. Cute-as-a-button 2/2/1 with family room, Florida room under heat & air overlooking private backyard. Light & bright, new carpeting, newer appliances, pull-outs in kitchen cabinets, pull down ladder in garage for storage. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#391355/BH/MAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,500 BEAUTIFUL DECORATED 3 BR, 2 BATH, HOME eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, enclosed screen lanai with very private yard! Home is ready. MLS#399285/MB/RAC . . . . . . . $209,000 MOVE RIGHT IN this 2/2/1 with family room, freshly painted inside, includes all appliances, vinyl enclosed lanai plus open patio, chain-linked fence out back. Wood laminate flooring galore! MLS#397984/BH/ETT . . $36,500 WHATS 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 you pups. MLS#398670/LK/THO . . . . . . . . . . . . . $204,500 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 kitchen 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 OP EN SUNDAY 12:00-1:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 1:30-2:30 PM PRICE RED UCED MEADOW GLENN ON TOP OF THE WORLD 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, work shop and all appliances. MLS#394006/JM/STR . . . . . . . . . . 99,000 CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP ACRE ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD INDIGO EAST ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN 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 ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD THIS 2/2/2 EXPANDED 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 ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING

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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Michelson, Jerry and Karen Schneider, Steve Snowman, Estelle Clark, Dianne Lovely, and in charge was Wendy Phillips. Tags were taken off the tree by residents and gifts then were purchased and place under the tree then picked up by Fire Chief Michael Connolly at Fire Station 21. Then the gifts are delivered to under-privileged kids and their families in the Forest. The tree is put up the day after Thanksgiving and taken down the day after New Years Day. The On Top Of The World Lion Club is getting ready for its second annual Trashy Fashion Show on April 25. We are still looking for models and sponsors. If anyone is interested please contact Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358. Merry Christmas and Happy New YearSend news to me by phone 352-2379208 or e-mail at jroberta@cfl.rr.com. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 After Christmas at the North Pole Santa and his reindeer got time for a rest. This gave Rudolph a chance to do something he had wanted for a long time. He made an appointment with a plastic surgeon because he was so sensitive about his long ears which were much more prominent than the ears of the other reindeers. So one week after Christmas, he let the good doctor do the reconstructive surgical procedure, and since that time, January 1 has been celebrated as New Ears Day. I think I heard that right.The red wagonThe day after Christmas the pastor of a church was looking over their Nativity scene when he noticed the baby Jesus was missing from among the figures. Some time later he saw a little boy with a red wagon, and in the wagon was the figure of the baby Jesus. He walked up to the boy and said, Well, where did you get Him, my fine friend? The little boy replied, I got him from the church. And why did you take him? The boy said, Well, about a week before Christmas, I prayed to the little Lord Jesus and I told him if he would bring me a red wagon for Christmas, I would give him a ride around the block in it.iWorld ChristmasMom wasnt too happy. Her son got an iPhone and her daughter received an iPod. She gave her husband an iPad and he gave her an iRon. Thats when the fight started.DoggoneJudy couldnt wait to return some horrible presents she received; so she went to the crowded parking lot at the local shopping center, and rolled down the car windows to make sure her yellow Lab puppy had enough fresh air. He was stretched out on the back seat and Judy needed to impress upon him that he must remain in the car. Judy walked to the curb backward, pointing her finger at the car and saying emphatically, Stay! You stay. Do you hear me? over and over again. The driver of a nearby car gave her a strange look and shouted, Why dont you just put it in Park?Poor Richards parade?A group of local homeless folks have announced their intention to join this years traditional parade of mimes and other performers on New Years Day in Philadelphia. Theyre billing it as The mummers and the paupers.Covered for ChristmasJohns wife told him shed like to be completely pampered for Christmas, and he did his best to oblige. He only hopes shes ok with the fact that in her size, he could only find Depends.The day after ChristmasTwas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, Every creature was hurting, even the mouse. The toys were all broken, their batThe days after Christmas and time for a rest teries dead, Santa passed out, with some ice on his head. Wrapping and ribbons just covered the floor, While upstairs the family continued to snore. And I in my T-shirt, new Reeboks, and jeans, Went into the kitchen and started to clean. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the sink to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the curtains, and threw up the sash. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a little white truck, on the street so near. The driver was smiling, so lively and grand, The patch on his jacket said U.S. POSTMAN. With a handful of bills, he grinned like a fox Then quickly he stuffed them into our mailbox. Bill after bill, after bill, they still came. Whistling and shouting he called them by name: Now Macys, now Wal-Marts, now Pennys and Sears Heres Best Buys and Targets and Belks all here! To the top of your limit, every store, every mall, Now chargeaway-chargeawaychargeaway all! He whooped and he whistled as he finished his work. He filled up the box, and then turned with a jerk. He sprang to his truck and he drove down the road, Driving much faster with just half a load. 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E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N Pressure Washing Too! $ 5.00 OFF 000GV9T When you mention this ad Call Earl (352) 804-4107 Sunday, Jan. 12 Jews in the Civil WarCongregation 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 (352-2378277) 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 (352-2378277) 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. Saturday, Jan. 18 Party in the ParkOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold Party in the Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and grounds. There will be free admission, a live band, free food and games and is open to the public. There will be hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, drinks, chips, desserts, face painting, a bounce house and games for adults and children. Our Redeemer is at 5200 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-2233.Sunday, Jan. 19 Chamber Music Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society is pleased to welcome Collision, a saxophone quartet from the University of Florida, on Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. at Ocalas Queen of Peace Church, 6645 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. The group will be playing original music for saxophone as well as more traditional chamber music arranged specifically for saxophone. The immense popularity of the saxophone group is due largely to the variety of sound capabilities of the saxophone; from sweet, gentle, or bold to soulful and playful. Marion Chamber Music Concerts are always free of charge. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit the website: marionchambermusic.com. Saturday, Jan. 25 Flea Market at St. JudeSt. Jude Catholic Community will be having another open flea market on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will start receiving donations for the sale immediately. Please clean out your closets and bring items that are clean and in good/excellent condition to the church hall. We cannot accept TVs as donations. Space rentals are available for an 8 x 8 space to sell your own items. Inside space is $20; outside is $15. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. For more information please call Midge at 352-203-7182 or Linda at 352-209-4724. Please join us for a fun day.Monday, Jan. 27 School referendum discussionThe League of Women Voters of Marion County will conduct a meeting concerning The School Referendum on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala Police Dept. Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala. Speakers will be Ray Seaman and Nancy Noonan, co-founders of Marions United for Education. The event is free and open to the public.Tuesday, Jan. 28 Breast cancer support group meetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. We are not meeting on Dec. 31, so our next meeting will be Jan. 28. At this meeting we will have a trainer give us a demonstration of Tai Chi as well as participation in this activity and an explanation of the benefits of Tai Chi for breast cancer survivors. Hope to see you all in the New Year. Sunday, Feb. 2 Musicale at First CongregationalThe annual Sunday Afternoon Musicale variety show will take place on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 SW State Road 200. Church members and friends will sing, dance and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to help support our music program. The Choir will sing a medley of Jerome Kern songs and the Bell-Choir will perform a novelty number. There will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Light refreshments will be served following the program.Wednesday, Feb. 5 College presents dinner theaterThe College of Central Florida Foundation will present its 16th annual Dinner Theatre production, Theres a Burglar in My Bed by Michael Parker, Feb. 5-9 in the Webber Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Evening performances, Wednesday through Sunday, begin with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Matinee performances, Saturday and Sunday, will serve lunch at 12:15 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meal times. A full schedule is available at www.cf.edu/foundation, then Events. Tickets range from $55 to $60 and guests can also reserve an entire table. Theres a Burglar in My Bed is a farce about the world famous Worthington necklace. The trysts, the plans and counter-plans all take place at the Worthingtons 200-acre Massachusetts estate with its 26bedroom mansion. This years production benefits CF Fine Arts programs and college educational programs through the CF Foundation. For more information or for tickets, call Laura Wright at 352-854-2322, ext. 1416. To sponsor a table, contact the CF Foundation at 352-854-2322, ext. 1689. Saturday, Feb. 15 Valentine Day Dance at St. JudeSt. Jude Marion Oaks Knights of Columbus Council 15644 are having their first Valentines Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Jude Catholic Community Parish Hall, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. There will be music, hors doeuvres and dancing. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 per person and are available after the Sunday Masses or by calling Ron at 352-861-1373, Joe at 352307-3848 or Ed at 352-861-6720. Join us for a night of fun and dancing with your sweetheart. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4

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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com It has been three years and a month since I stopped writing articles for the OTOW Communities. Please bear with me as I get into the swing of things. My return happened on very, very short notice. Thank you Eloise for the years you put in giving us upcoming news of clubs, and entertainment, etc. Our community goes out for the holidays in a big way. On Dec. 11, there was the annual Golf Cart Parade. That evening a Holiday Fest was celebrated with snacks and entertainment. Last week 35 members of the Singles Club enjoyed a luncheon and gift giving at the Red Lobster Restaurant. Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning is well into registration for the Winter Spring season. There are about 600 programs listed in the catalog covering January through May. You can review the catalog and register on line at masterthepossibilities.com. If you prefer to have a print edition, stop by the Center (8415 SW 80th St.) or the Freedom Public Library. Telephone registration is also available 24/7 at 352854-3699. This is their ninth year of providing outstanding opportunities to learn, grow and have fun! All programs are open to the public. The Center is convenient, has great parking and provides a welcoming atmosphere. See you in class! Jennifer has been the Thursday chair yoga instructor for quite a while. She has an emergency at home that needs her attention. Julie took over last week and did a great job. Jessica will be substituting as well. Shes a great teacher for the balance body class as well as chair yoga. If you havent attended, youre missing a lovely way to stretch your limbs and come away in a peaceful frame of mind.Community PatrolThe On Top of the World Community Patrol hopes that all residents are alert to potential crime while shopping during the holidays, particularly around the shopping malls. If residents see a stranger in the community looking or acting in a suspicious manner, they should contact a deputy. Just a couple reminders about golf cart rules, it is not legal to drive a golf cart from OTOW across 80th Street on 90th Street to go to Lowes. During these holidays with visiting family members it is important to be reminded that according to the On Top of the World Golf Cart Rules, Each operator of a golf cart must be at least 15 years of age and be eligible to obtain a valid automobile drivers license. It is important to remind our drivers (in an automobile or golf cart) to make sure they make a complete stop at stop signs then proceed forward only when the road is clear. Watch those several circles in our community and do not bypass them. Approach the circle yielding to the traffic already in the circle and move in a counterclockwise direction.CERTThe On Top of the World Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is always looking for new members who are interested in preparing for and becoming skilled in being part of a disaster team. We encourage you to seek an application for the next training session which is planned for February or March. Please contact Brian Gibson, CERT Coordinator, Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office at 352-369-8120 as soon as possible and let him know your interest and obtain an application.Concert ChorusAlthough The On Top of the World Concert Chorus just completed their Christmas concert, the chorus will begin Tuesday, Jan. 7 to practice for the spring concert. We are always looking for residents who like to sing and join us. We meet every Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Arbor Center Ballroom. So come and check us out, you might like it.The KingsmenThe Kingsmen rock the stage at Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. Who doesnt know the phrase Louie Louie made famous by The Kingsmen. Since this legendary hit was released in the s the band has sold over 20 million records. They have released nine albums, yielding 23-charted singles and four top-ten hits. The Kingsmen have become Americas favorite party band of all time. Today, the original members Mike Mitchell and Dick Peterson are joined by Todd McPherson, Kim Nicklaus and Steve Peterson as they tour the country with their special magic and great rock n roll. In 2005, The Kingsmen were honored with a Grammy for the lifetime achievement award for outstanding contributions to the music industry. Other hit singles by The Kingsmen includes Money, Little Latin Lupe Lu, Death of an Angel, The Jolly Green Giant, The Krunch and many more. Tickets start at $17. Join us as we honor the rock n roll era with The Kingsmen on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For more information on the 2014 Entertainment Series including dates, performers and ticket prices, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352854-3670.Travel ToppersTravel Toppers Tours announces that it still has seats available on the Ethel Mermans Broadway Show, Feb. 5. For more information please call Linda Hein at 352-861-9880 Mitzi Gaynor will be at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Person on Sunday March 2. This legendary musical star will light up the stage in an intimate and glittering celebration of laughs, love and music. Dont miss this performance. For details please call Pat Hood at 352-2378533. Our Cruise on Dec. 4, 2014 on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas still has cabins available. In order to get the best cabins, early booking is highly recommended. For more information please call Inge Gaitch at 352-237-7428.OTOW LionsThe On Top Of The World Lions Club put up its annual Christmas tree with the Help of Lions Carol DeYoung, Ed OTOW celebrates holidays in a big way OTOW Happenings June Roberta PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE19 000Gyak HANDYMAN Weekend Warrior Let Me Do All Your Chores Home Maintenance/ Repair Lawn & Yard Pressure Washing Painting, Etc. Very Dependable, Competent & Affordable Excellent, Local References. Reclaim Your Free Time! Contact Wayne Green at 352-875-6106 Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Y our Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000GULM WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008 2013 000FR3Y FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. 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Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 THE WOW FACTOR!!!! 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 SPARKLING MADISON MODEL YOUR PLACE IN THE SUN! 6779 SW 112th St, Fairway Oaks 2/2/2 Essex with outdoor courtyard for entertaining on maintained lot. Great price at $95,000. The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com 6776 SW 114th Street Rd. Baytree Greens, 3/3/2 Yorkshire with space for private outdoor entertaining on maintained lot. So much house for $112,000. The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com Stucco Biscayne Villa, 3/2/2. Formal living room and dining room. 3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms with a den. Large courtyard with brick floor, veranda off the kitchen eating area. Maintained property. $95,500 MLS#392825 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 2 Bedroom/2 Bath concrete block home for only $98,900! New roof. New laminate flooring. Large Florida room. Newer A/C, Newer hard surface (Ecco) counters in kitchen. $98,900 MLS#395566 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 San Antonio Model. 3/2/2 with 1748 Sq. Ft., Corian counters, tile and hardwood floors, French doors lead to nice master size bedroom. $169,900 MLS#398802 Serago Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 OPEN FLOOR PLAN CALLING ALL SNOWBIRDS Why rent when you can own? Lovely 2/2/1 in Oak Run Country Club. Home boasts tile and wood laminate flooring, eat-in-kitchen plus dining room. $64,900 MLS#399056 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 ONE OF OAK RUNS FINEST! 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 Kapioski 208-1635 JUST THE PERFECT SIZE 2/2/1.5 Fairfax Model New roof 2011, A/C 2006, extended driveway, newer tile in kitchen. Great view from your front door. $89,500 MLS#399876 Serago Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 WALK TO PALM GROVE CLUB Beautiful Caneel Bay Model, 2/2/2 + Den, 1403 Sq. Ft. Laminate flooring and ceramic tile on the Golf Course. Gorgeous eat-in kitchen. Close to Palm Grove Club. $172,000 MLS#397699 John Kapioski208-1635 GEORGETOWN II Fabulous Georgetown II, 3/2, Newer A/C, Newer Roof, Beautifully landscaped. Clean and move-in ready. $110,000 MLS#400631 Louise Pace 361-4312 LIKE NEW INSIDE REDUCED TO $59,900! 2006, 3 BR/2 Bath, modular on concrete stem wall. Spacious 1512 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 JUST THE FACTS! In the SW corridor of Ocala there are 297+ homes for sale in the 55+ communities. So ask yourself this Do I just want to list my home for sale or do I want to LIST my home to SELL? Call Decca Real Estate WE CAN HELP! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 12/29 1-3 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 12/29 1-3 PM BY ENID B. JONES Special to the CitizenThe next Marion Oaks Democrat Club meeting will be Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. (no meeting in January) at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club held its business meeting in November to work on its goals and objectives for the next year. President Dorrick Nurse received certification for MODC to continue its work after meeting the requirements laid out in the Bylaws. Other Articles of the Bylaws were reviewed to ensure compliance. Two areas of significance were the budget and the election of officers. The appointed nominating committee will present a slate of officers to the membership so that elections will be held in March. The discussion on the budget will continue in the December meeting. MODC is calling all teenagers who are 17 and 16 years old to register to vote as they will be eligible to vote in upcoming elections in 2014 and 2016. Voter registration opportunities (nonpartisan) are being explored. Members are looking forward to the annual Christmas Dance in December. Action meetings For information on healthcare contact Ana Wilson at (352) 732-6599 ext. 249 at Exchange Marketplace enrollment navigator(s). Other counselors can be reached at ext. 237. For a general overview of the Act, you can visit: www.kaiserfoundation.org or https://www.healthcare.gov/ The Friday Forum of Marion County meets on the second Friday of each month. These luncheon meetings are held at Buffet City, State Road 200 at Martin Luther King Blvd. Speakers discuss a different topic each month. Lunch is $10, and an RSVP is suggested. For more information contact the Friday Forum of Marion County: fridayforumofmarioncounty@gmail.com Delphine Herbert 352-873-9970 or Jan Lentz 352-425-6219. As usual volunteers are needed at Democratic Executive Committee Headquarters at 601 SW 1st Ave., Ocala to help with the phones on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information call 352-402-9494 or email Joyce Blake at blakejag90@embarqmail.com Marion Oaks Democratic Club The Marion County Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program, a free 12-week educational course about the operations of the Sheriffs Office, is accepting applications for the winter course. The class will be offered at three locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 28. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 NW 10 St., Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for this class, e-mail Jenifer Lowe at JLowe@marionso.com or call 352-368-3598. The Belleview Public Library, 13145 SE County Road 484 in Belleview, will host a class on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 29. To register for this class, e-mail Jenifer Lowe at JLowe@marionso.com or call 352-368-3598. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 30 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for the OTOW class is open to the public but must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-8543699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. During the program, MCSO staff will highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair. Sheriff Citizens Academy holding registration Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com

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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 27, 2013 BY MATT BARBER Why are Americans so peeved? Is it Obamacare? Well, partly and in a big way. One wonders, in fact, if that sign language interpreter at the Mandela funeral moonlighted as the lead IT consultant for Healthcare.gov. But its much more than just Obamacare. How do we explain Americas red-level economic and socio-political misery index? Is it rising unemployment, or the shrinking economy? Is it explosive debt and deficits, or pervasive government eavesdropping? Is it the atrophy of individual liberty, or an unprecedented trampling of the First, Second, Fourth and nearly every other amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Finally, is it the systematic assault on natural marriage and family, or government sanctioning of mass infanticide? Yes. Its all of these things and more. Still, these things are only symptomatic of a far greater problem. There remains a broader explanation, a definitive catalyst, for this, the domestic winter of our discontent and, as so often happens, a mere 14 words from the Holy Scriptures better elucidates that catalyst than ream upon ream of opinion page copy. The words are these: When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan (Proverbs 29:2). America groans because the wicked rule. Indeed, under this president, Americas chief export has become immorality. Sexual deviancy, murder of the unborn, redistribution of wealth and other evils have been sanitized and propagandized as basic human rights. Thus, when this arrogant man stands before the U.N. and decries those nations that refuse to embrace his special brand of pagan relativism, we shouldnt be surprised if those nations push back. And so they push back. To be sure, in addition to triggering our own spike in angst, Obamas fevered push to call evil good and good evil, is likewise responsible for Americas snowballing marginalization across the globe. Under the tragic leadership of this selfie-centered narcissist, the United States, while never perfect, now looks less like Reagans shining city on a hill and more like the biblical Whore of Babylon. A nation that once stood alone as the worlds moral guidepost now leads the contemptible charge to infect our privileged planet with its own viral iniquities. And so the world pushes back. For instance, there has been, of late, great weeping and gnashing of teeth among mainstream media and other circles of intolerant tolerance over successful efforts by several foreign governments to stem the tide of LGBT propaganda within their own sovereign borders. Russia, India, Croatia, Peru, Jamaica and even Australia, for instance, along with other nations, are now moving to inoculate themselves from the fast-metastasizing cancer of sexual relativism. Having witnessed, from afar, the poisonous results of such propaganda here in the U.S. (the hypersexualization of children, the deconstruction of natural marriage and family, the rampant spread of sexually transmitted disease, religious persecution and the like), there seems an emerging global recognition that the radical LGBT agenda a pet cause of Obamas is not about securing human rights, but, rather, is about promulgating moral wrongs. The world is finding that forcing others to tolerate indeed, to celebrate unfettered licentiousness, under penalty of law, is as harmful to society as is said licentiousness to those who practice it. The world has looked to Americas moral leadership and found it wanting. The climate under Obama has gotten so bad, in fact, that Russian leader Vladimir Putin feels emboldened to claim for Russia the mantle of world moral leader a proud distinction hitherto held by the good ol USA. The Daily Mail reports that, in his state of the nation address, Putin sought to cast Russia as the moral arbiter of the world on Thursday, as he hit out at Americas non-traditional values and its influence across the world. Russia has barred LGBT and other sexual anarchist propaganda. Mr Putin defended his governments increasingly conservative values, continued the report, and decried the review of norms of morality in the West and elsewhere. This destruction of traditional values from above not only entails negative consequences for society, but is also inherently anti-democratic because it is based on an abFor Christmas this year, our household grew by one. No, not that way. This one has soft fur and four legs, and is gray and white. His name is Snuggles, the name given to him by the rescue personnel. When our cat of 13 years, Mitch, died a little over three years ago, we decided, actually I decided, that we shouldnt try to break in a new kitten while both of us were away working so much. But now that Im home a lot more, I said OK, and gave my wife the Christmas present of Snuggles. It had been a long time since we had a four-legged furry friend that was this young and curious. As I write this on Friday morning, hes been here less than 12 hours, and hes explored almost everything. Of particular interest are the low-hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree. They hang there and sway as you walk by, and of course that brings up a playful paw. Fortunately, theyre plastic, so hes not going to hurt himself. But the real story here is how Snuggles came to be available. A woman waiting for the traffic light at Pine Run and State Road 200 spotted three cats, one under a car in front of her. She got out of her car and told the driver in front not to move, and eventually got two of the kittens into her possession. The third, Snuggles, got away. Within a couple of days he was found in Pine Run, and the trio of brothers was reunited at a home in Northwest Marion County which serves as a shelter. It amazes me, with all the loving people around, how anyone could just abandon three kittens near a busy highway. Of course, we dont know if there were only three, but theyre the only ones that were found. They were in pretty good physical shape, and obviously had been nursed by mama and taken care of, but then they were let loose. With all the help available, its a little cruel to just drop them off somewhere and feel that someone will take care of them or worse. One of the three was adopted right away, we took Snuggles as the second one. That left the third one, Simba, another little lively kitten. As of this writing, Simba is still available, so if youre interested, call Arlene at Sheltering Hands at 875-9761. There is a $50 adoption fee and you will have some paperwork to fill out, but the kitten is neutered, has his shots and is litter trained. You also get a little carrier to take him home in. If you cant help out, at least let your friends and neighbors know that there is a way to get rid of unwanted animals that is humane. Dont just drop them off on the highway. They may not be as lucky as Snuggles and his two brothers, who were saved by a caring lady at Pine Run.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. If someone asks you what the most dangerous area of the country is for young people, what would you say? Would you think New York City, maybe South Florida, maybe Southern California, maybe Detroit? Right now, it seems to be central Colorado. Several years ago we had the massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton. The two shooters killed themselves. Then we had the Aurora movie shooting. The shooter is facing a hearing, and tried to force an Internet reporter to reveal her sources, but the courts rightly said that shield laws protect her and he apparently was just fishing, anyway. Now we had another one, a shooter at Arapaho High School in the community of Centennial. The young man, who killed himself after critically injuring another student, who eventually died, took a shotgun to school with the intent of hunting down the school librarian, who allegedly threw him off the debate team. Police say he had the intent of killing a lot more, but when the teacher got away and law enforcement was arriving, he ended it all himself. You look at the backgrounds of all the shooters, and its hard to imagine someone from the debate team who was gunning for the librarian. In case you think that this type of teacher is immune from the would-be killers, guess again. There was, buried in one of the stories, a quote from another student who said the shooter had been bullied. How often have we seen that? When will young people learn that bullying can lead some people to violence and then the victims express shock that the shooter took them on. The best news to come out of this is that the school had practice drills concerning a live shooter on campus, and the faculty knew exactly what to do and law enforcement personnel did likewise. Thats something to ask our local school administrators: What kind of drills have been done here? Do we have full drills where the students are taught how to behave? Parents should be asking these questions, and then should be getting positive answers. If not, then we should be insisting that our school officials start planning ahead to protect our students.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Shooter angry over debate team? Why abandon kittens on the highway? Americas chief export seems to be immorality READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR Parade on TVAfter reading your editorials in this weeks South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger, I wanted to enlighten you regarding the TV broadcast of this years Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade. My department, Television Media Productions, provides the television coverage of the parade compliments of a private donor who pays staff overtime (since the district no longer pays overtime). This is my 13th year with the parade. We broadcast live on the Marion Education Channel after hours of discussion, testing, rehearsals, and equipment setup the day of the parade. This year was certainly a challenge. We are able to go live thanks to a microwave dish attached to the top of a 30-foottall aluminum mast extending from the top of our production truck into the sky. Throughout Saturday afternoon, despite downpours, heavy mists, and lighter rains, we pulled cables, set-up camera platforms, even made alternate arrangements to protect our $25,000 broadcast-quality cameras from Mother Nature. When I saw lightning just before 5PM, I called off the live coverage immediately any metal rod sticking into the air in Florida is considered a lightning rod and Ive read numerous stories of live TV news crews being electrocuted from lightning strikes. Obviously, the danger was great so I pulled the plug on live coverage without PLEASESEEBARBER, PAGE9 PLEASESEELETTER, PAGE9 Scenes from the parade at Oak Run Photos by Ron Ratner Top, the line of golf carts goes down the Boulevard in Oak Run. 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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com hesitation. After this, we decided to continue with liveto-tape so we could rebroadcast the parade. At 5:10PM (20 minutes before the parade started), the rain was simply too much for our equipment. I called off coverage completely for the sake of our broadcast equipment. We were all disappointed. We look forward to broadcasting the parade each year; its a huge undertaking but one we prepare for and deliver with lots of excitement. Obviously, this year, that excitement was washed away by the rain. I hope this information provides insight for you and your readers as to why this years parade was not televised. The risks to staff and equipment were simply too great. May you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season, and a Safe & Joyous New Year! Kevin Christian Marion County Schools LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 stract notion and runs counter to the will of the majority of people, Mr Putin said, adding there could be no benefit for society for treating good and evil equally. How sad that the leader of an atheist government, in a country where tens of millions have died under Marxism another of Obamas pet causes could out-Christian our once-Christian nation. Meanwhile, the tiny nation of Jamaica is among hundreds more that are likewise feeling the squeeze from both the Obama administration and allied LGBT pressure groups. Theyre pushing for unrestrained sexual license in that Caribbean state as well. According to a Jamaican newspaper, The Gleaner, Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, recently spoke at a pro-family conference there. LaBarbera encouraged Jamaicans to be grounded in their Christian beliefs and not to be lured by other countries in repealing the buggery (sodomy) law. The United States has no business lecturing anybody about sexual morality, he observed. America has rampant abortions, rampant promiscuity, and I stand wholeheartedly with Jamaicans and encourage you all to hold to your beliefs, he said. The moral clarity of my kind, pro-family hosts was refreshing, and something we in the United States need to learn from and take heart from, said LaBarbera upon his return. I told them, The United States government has nothing to teach you about sexual morality, but you have much to teach us! We are all watching Jamaica to see what happens, he concluded, and I believe if Jamaica can stand up and not bow to the pressure, you can be an example to the world. There is no need to follow anybody, LaBar bera encouraged. Indeed, there is certainly no need to follow America. Not on this. Fewer nations are buying what were selling. Theyve placed an embargo on our chief export. While America may be lost (though I pray not), it would seem that her traditional values values still shared by many, if not most, of the American people are, nonetheless, gaining momentum abroad. And that is encouraging. Now lets pray those values come full circle. Matt Barber is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional box er, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. He can be reached at jmattbar ber@comcast.net. BARBERCONTINUED FROM P AGE 8 West Marion Moose LodgeFriday Dec. 27: 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, Elvis is back for 2 hours and then 2 hours of Rock and R oll by Kenny Gr ube 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., Steak Night 5 to7 pm $10, Dave Hurlbert Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29: F ootball Sunday watch your favorite teams, Pot Luck 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30: Lunch specials ser ved noon to 2 p.m. with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31: New Y ears Eve P arty, Prime Rib Dinner 6 to 8 p.m. $25 with Champagne at midnight, Entertainment Timeless Motown 6 p.m. to ???? (Advance Tickets are being sold) Wednesday Jan. 1: Happy New Year Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2: Lunch Specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Friday Jan. 3: 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, Solid Gold 6 to 10p.m. Open to members and qualified guests. Saturday dinners and special event dinners tickets are now being pre-sold. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be busier than you had expected right now. But between the socializing rounds and the workplace tasks, there are opportunities for moments with that certain someone. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creative approach leads to a quickerthan-expected solution to a workplace problem. Now you can devote more time to that proposal you hope to introduce by midmonth. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Technological glitches create problems early on. But by midweek, all runs smoothly once again, and youre well and truly on your way to meeting all your deadlines. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are high, and you feel you can handle everything that comes along. But try to take a break from your hectic pace for some quiet time with someone close to you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Before you pounce on that shiny new opportunity, take more time to check it out to see how much substance actually lies beneath all that glitter. A family member has important news. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A personal situation you thought was resolved resurfaces, thanks to a possibly well-intentioned move that went awry. Deal with it as soon as possible. Accept the help of a trusted friend. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) That goal you set way back when is finally in sight. Maintain your focus on achieving it, and dont allow yourself to be distracted by unimportant demands for your attention. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A temperamental flare-up creates negative feelings that need to be dealt with immediately. But things once again go well after the apologies are made and hurt feelings are soothed. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) An early impulsive act causes confusion. But all is smoothed over once explanations are made. Expect a friend or family member to ask for your kind and always wise advice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might have to do some juggling of your priorities, as a personal matter appears to require more time and attention. Put your pride aside and accept help from those who offer it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your creative aspect is strong. Not only does it help you accomplish your goals, but it inspires others. This could lead to a rewarding collaboration opportunity. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Be careful about making major decisions when youre not really committed to them. And resist any pressure to do otherwise. 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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 19~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000GZQD Walk-Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Available 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza There really is a difference in salons . JAIME SILVA Master Stylist 18 Years Experience 854-6531 by appointment please During this time of the year, a certain controversy raises its ugly red-scarfed head. Year after year, this hullabaloo continues and nobody has taken the initiative to deal with this holiday wrangling. That is, until now. Normally, I am a mild-mannered person and just to be on the safe side, I stay out of telephone booths. You cannot be too careful, if you know what I mean. As a great philosopher once said, Ive stands all I can stand and I cant stands no more. This Christmas inequality has been going on for a very long time. It is about time somebody took some action in this regard. Since nobody else has the courage to take on this subject, I pick up my pen (actually its my computer keyboard) and duly attack the subject at hand. I know, as I begin, what I am going to say will not sit well with certain portions of the population. Some will even accuse me of jealousy and other foul attitudes. It just has to be said. This disparity is between Father Christmas and grandfathers. As a cardcarrying member of the grandfathers union (GFU), I feel I have the right to express my mind on this subject. In my opinion, Father Christmas is getting too much attention at the expense of Grandfathers everywhere. Sure, I give you that Father Christmas does have his place in our culture. I know children are enamored with him in his silly little red suit and funny hat. Just between you and me, no self-respecting grandfather would be caught dead dressed like Father Christmas. I will admit that some grandfathers dress rather silly and act even sillier. I believe I should set the record straight between Father Christmas and grandfathers. Let me compare these two right now and clear up this subject. Then you can be the judge. I have complete confidence in the intelligence of my readers. First, Father Christmas makes up a list of naughty and nice children. I feel, and I am speaking as a Grandfather, this is highly discriminatory. Children should not be subjected to such discrimination in this day of enlightenment. Today, children have it hard enough without this silly overweight elf from the North Pole putting undue pressure on them. Grandfathers love both naughty and nice children, especially the naughty. Grandfathers know naughty children need more attention. Second, Father Christmas only comes once a year. What I want to know is what he is doing the rest of the year. From the pictures I have seen, I am guessing it is not in the area of exercise. Grandfathers are around all the time, not just at Christmas. No matter what time of year, you can always find a grandfather, which is more than can be said of Father Christmas. Third, Father Christmas just brings toys in his huge bag. I grant you, some of these toys are terrific. I am not going to sell Father Christmas short on this aspect. I believe credit should be given where credit is due, unless it is my credit card. Grandfathers should get some recognition for other things that are just as wonderful. grandfathers, for example, are full of stories, jokes and a lot more. If the truth were known, Father Christmas does not have the time to tell a story to any child. I think this is sad. Sadder still, does he even know a story? Fourth, Father Christmas drives around in an old-fashioned sleigh powered by eight tiny reindeer, with no room to take children for rides. What is that all about? Nothing is more exciting for children than driving around with their grandfather, usually in some old pickup with an array of unidentifiable aromas. Whatever they are driving, the ride always ends with ice cream. Try getting Father Christmas to drive children for ice cream and see what he does. Fifth, Father Christmas, no matter where you see him, is always in a hurry. He never seems to have enough time to spend with children. Sure, toys are great, but no toy can equal time spent with a grandfather. One of the special things about a grandfather is he always makes time for children. God made grandfathers for children. Even though most grandfathers are hard of hearing, they always hear what is important. Sixth, Father Christmas, when his work is finished, lays his finger alongside of his nose and up the chimney he goes. Now that is fine, but it was a grandfather who invented the pull-myfinger joke. I know similarities exist between Father Christmas and Grandfathers. Both, for example, are rotund and quite jolly. Both love cookies. However, that just may be where the similarity ends. What people do not know, and I have this on good authority, Father Christmas always sends the Christmas bill to grandfathers. Of course, grandfathers do not complain about this for one moment. We are glad to help whenever we can; however, it would be nice to have a little bit of recognition during the Christmas holiday. One thing grandfathers can do Father Christmas cannot do is pray. Blessed are the grandchildren who have a grandfather who prays for them. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV.) One righteous grandfather is worth all the Father Christmases in the world. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. A grandfathers stand on the Father Christmas hullabaloo Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com natured fun. All are welcome even if you dont know the first thing about Cribbage. Our members will be glad to teach you and if you are an experienced player; they will be happy to challenge your skills. Last Monday was highlighted with a Christmas party and it was a great time. Delectable treats and food were in abundance and the competition reflected the spirit of the season with a minimum of teasing; kibitzing and joking around. Well, there was a lot of great food anyway. If you are free on Mondays and want to have some fun playing cards, stop by and see Sarah Blair. Youll see why our membership is growing.Cherrywood TravelJanuary 26 through the 29 enjoy an excursion to Biloxi for a relaxing getaway at one of the premiere gambling venues in the south. Imperial Place Resort is the destination for this deluxe motor coach trip. Plenty of perks will help you enjoy the world class restaurants; the posh resort and spa facilities; the shopping and of course, the gaming tables. This is a great way to relax after the hectic holiday season. Contact Natalie at 352-854-4561 for details and to make your reservations for this beautiful and exciting trip.Garden ClubOn Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Garden Club will be meeting on the patio behind the clubhouse at 10 in the morning. All of our residents are welcome to come and share their knowledge and interests in all types of gardening. This club is dedicated to all things green that grow. Enjoy field trips; guest speakers; give and get ideas. You can discuss everything needed for beautiful landscape while learning about shrubs and flowers; lawns; water features and vegetables among many other topics. There is a wealth of knowledge to be had by attending these informal and friendly meetings.From your reporterThis week I would beg your indulgence while I pay tribute to a very special lady. She is not famous by any standard; not degreed or wealthy; not on the cover of any tabloid magazine but she is a wonderful person of many accomplishments. She brought two lovely children into the world and supported them on a waitresss salary. They never lacked for anything but they never had what we would call the finer things in life; unless one considers a devoted, loving Mother one of the finer things in life. As a result of her care and guidance; both are college educated with fine careers. At the Hilton where she worked, she brought smiles and laughter to the point where people would ask to be seated in her station. On one memorable summer day she innocently asked a group of visitors from Great Britain how they celebrated the 4 of July. Amazed at the question one of them dryly answered; Its not a very big holiday in our country. When her Mom passed away, she was there and a few years ago, when her father was taken ill, this woman packed up her belongings and gave up her love of warm weather to return to Michigan. While her daughter attended nursing school, the Grandmother in her took over and she babysat for the two long years it took until graduation. When her son graduated from Navy boot camp; she was there and when he graduated from college she was also there. A little more than a year ago, her daughter Kim was nearly killed in a motorcycle accident. This woman who fears traveling alone flew to her daughters side. For two weeks she held Kims hand until she was out of danger. She works tirelessly helping out a doggie rescue group by making beds for the rescued puppies. Her love of animals is evident in the care she takes with her own two Shi Tzus. In addition she enjoys knitting and needlepoint where she blends talent with love by fashioning hand made gifts for friends and family. There are countless ways she brings a sense of joy and humor into every situation she finds herself. Whether its bumping into fellow students at line CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 dancing class or practicing Tai Chi at home which brings strange looks from her dogs; she is always fun to be around. This gift of loving is extended to her friends here in Cherrywood. Wherever she goes you will hear loud laughter; mostly hers, and see smiles on the people around her. In spite of any inner pain or sorrow, outwardly she will always be ready with a quick grin and an open heart. The woman Im speaking of is Suzi Everlove; my wife of 35 years this month. Except for a questionable taste in men, she has no faults and she is the joy of my life. I just wanted to thank her for giving us a strong and loving family; for her devotion and patience; her grace and her charm. Happy Anniversary Mrs. E from the luckiest man in the world.If you have suggestions or comments about the Cherrywood section of your Citizen Newspaper please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. It is always a pleasure to hear from you; the reader. First Congregational Church of Ocala, in furtherance of its Christian mission, presents the 2014 Ocala Social Justice Film Festival, featuring six films that focus on issues of social justice. Each will be hosted by a facilitator, who will introduce the film and lead a short discussion following the film. Admission is free, goodwill offerings gladly accepted. Saturday, Feb. 1: PATHS OF GLORY Kirk Douglas plays an officer who believes in the concept of military justice. Saturday, Feb. 8: MATEWAN This is an historically accurate account of the attempts of West Virginia coal miners to organize. 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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com EDITORS NOTE: The South Marion Citizen is seeking a volunteer Oak Run correspondent to gather news items, put them into a readable form, and possible attend meetings and take pictures. Anyone interested is asked to call 352-390-6444.The performing arts club of Oak Run is engaging in production of its Spring 2014 show under the directorial leadership of Mr. Garth Markum. A relatively new resident to Oak Run, Garth brings an impressive list of accomplishments in theater acting, production and direction. After receiving his BFA degree from Ithaca College, he went on to become the assistant producer of the Corning Summer Theatre. At this esteemed theater he worked with such actors as Shirley Booth, Vivian Vance, Van Johnson, and William Shatner. His work was showcased in productions of Man of LaMancha and Camelot. Garth also had the pleasure of directing such shows as The Fantastics, Black Comedy,White Lies, and Boeing, Boeing to name a few. Garth adds: There is such good energy with this group and a swell of momentum, after the fun the club had producing this past falls Wizard of Oz, that we dont want to slow down for a moment. I invite all interested to come and join in on the fun. Either as potential cast or as one of the very many important roles that make our theater a reality. Theres virtually something for everyone to contribute.Oak Run travelOak Run Travel thanks the residents of our great community for their huge response to our annual Interfaith Food Drive. The amount of food items exceeded our expectations many times over. We hope everyone is enjoying a grand holiday season. Join our hosts Jim and Patty Waddell for trip 4 on Feb. 1 to Mount Doras Ice House Theatre to see Smokey Joes Caf. This musical review features 40 hit songs from the 1950s and 60s, including On Broadway, Stand By Me, Kansas City, and IM A W.O.M.A.N. The bus leaves Oak Run at noon and the show starts at 2 p.m. Dinner is on your own at this low price of $41 pp including bus driver tip. Call Jim and Patty Waddell. On Feb. 9, we are going to The Show Palace Dinner Theatre to see Guys and Dolls. This is a colorful panorama of Times Square and its denizens circa 1950. Who can forget such great characters as Sky Masterson, Miss Adelaide, Nathan Detroit and Nicely Nicely Johnson? Included are classic tunes such as The performing arts club of Oak Run (PACOR) met for a festive annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 9, and with that came announcements for the cast of the upcoming Spring 2014 production of Rexs Exes. Clockwise from top left they are: Lenny Klatt as Theodore Rexford Belrose, Howard Spies as Wild Bill Boudreaux, Janice Argeter as Bitsy Hargis, Marlena Yaich as Gaynell Verdeen, Claire Smith as Gentle Harmony and Mama Doll Hargis, Bridget Cick as Marlissa Crutchfield, Dee Gragg as Peaches Verdeen Belrose, Lou Winkleman as Aubrey Verdeen, Bonnie Krieder as Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen, Roseanne Piscitelli as LaMerle Verdeen Minshew, Garth Markum Director and Marci Hutto as Cee Cee Windham. Oak Run news Sit Down Youre Rocking the Boat, Ive Never Been in Love Before and Luck Be a Lady Tonight. The bus leaves at 11:45 a.m. with the buffet at 1:30 p.m. followed by the show at 3 p.m. Call Fred and Joanne Veale before the tickets are all sold!OHRA election newsFor those who wish to vote in the upcoming ORHA annual election on Jan. 11, and who need to do it by absentee ballot, you may do so as follows. Contact Jim Waddell, Election Commissioner and set up a time to come to his home to pick up your absentee ballot. You may vote at that time, then seal your ballot in an envelope and leave it with Jim. Alternatively, you may take it with you, vote at your leisure and mail your sealed ballot in another envelope already addressed to ORHA. Just apply a first class stamp and be sure it arrives in the ORHA P.O. Box no later than Jan. 10 to be counted. Do You RememberTune in to Len Teitlers Do You Remember, narrated by Anna Boodee, featuring the 2012 20th Anniversary fine arts show following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 27 to Jan. 3. For the second straight year, Marion Countys graduation rate surpassed Floridas state-wide average 76.74 percent compared to 75.57 percent. Last year, the numbers were 75.25 percent and 74.47 percent for Marion and Florida, respectively. From another perspective, Marions graduation rate has been climbing for years. Just five years ago, Marions graduate rate was significantly lower at 54 percent, far below the states 62.7 rate. See the graph attached to this release for an historical perspective. In addition, the number of students dropping out of high school is dropping even more 1.7 percent compared to last years 2 percent and also below Floridas 2 percent. Both numbers are significant when considering the overall effectiveness of public school programs in Florida. The federal graduation rate, now considered the standard in all states, includes standard diplomas but excludes GEDs and special diplomas. This cohort graduation rate is based on the percentage of students who entered ninth grade four years ago and received a standard high school diploma within four years. Dropout rates are based on the percentage of students who withdrew from high school within a school year but did not enroll in another educational program. Graduation and dropout rates reflect much more than just the hard work of high schools; from Pre-K through grade 8, educators, administrators, and support personnel lay the groundwork for success as students enter high school. For information, visit www.fldoe.org/news/2013/2013_12_11.asp. County grad rate surpasses state average A Breath of Fresh Air in Assisted Living Every Front Door Opens To A Sun-Filled Courtyard Shady porches and spacious living areas overlook beautiful grounds Specialty-trained and compassionate staff provide personalized care Restaurant-style dining, featuring full menus of chef-prepared meals Full program of motivating activities tailored to personal interests Conveniently located near shopping, restaurants and quality health care. 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This past Saturday evening, everyone in Cherrywood was invited to a Christmas open house. More than 120 residents accepted the invitation and were treated to a wonderful evening of food; laughter; games; music and fellowship in the beautifully decorated clubhouse. Rich Becotte supplied the background music of Christmas songs as people went to the over flowing refreshment table. Cakes; candies; shrimp; crackers; cheese; and a hundred different desserts were brought by the guests and of course there was an excellent punch and eggnog for all to enjoy. In the first hour, the ugly tie and ugly sweater contest was held. Joannie Siegel and I were privileged to act as judges for the 20 or more entrants. Everyone who entered the contest did an excellent job of getting into spirit of the contest and from the appearance of some of the outfits; it looked like some spirits got into the contestants as well. While it was difficult to pick winners, four people received $25 gift certificates as prizes. There was no order; just four of the more outrageous costumes were selected. Winners were Dave Bragdon; Connie Neubaur; Fred Groschopp and Terry Torrusio a.k.a. T.T.. Shortly after that contest, it was time for the Chinese Auction officiated by Holly Bragdon and T.T. What a hoot it was as more than 50 guests participated. Presents were opened and exchanged with grins and laughter as people were stuck with, shall we say, less desirable gifts. Most popular was a case of beer that traveled to at least 10 people before finally being claimed. Least popular was a gift Bill Brotherhood got; it was so unpopular in fact that he tried to pay people to take it. Good laughs. Door prizes donated by the Social Committee were drawn and two wine baskets and two beautiful Poinsettia flowers went to the lucky winners. The last drawing of the evening was the 50/50. Two prizes were given and as luck would have it; Mick James won both. We probably wont invite him to the next party. Chris and Mario Zacco sponsored the evening and Geri was our hostess acting on behalf of Cherrywood Property Management. We are grateful to Geri, Chris and Mario for their moral and financial support and for providing such a grand party. The Social Committee would like to recognize the following volunteers who worked so hard to make the evening a success. A great big thank you goes out to Janice and Ken McLeod; Holly and David Bragdon; Donna and Mick James; Monica and Rich Becotte; Marti and Marty Duesel; Jay and Fred OHern and a special shout out to Fred our maintenance crew member. These people worked tirelessly and their efforts paid off magnificently. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun; much the same as going to a friends home who has a huge living room. It was a terrific way to celebrate and share Christmas with loved ones. Judging from the turn out and the super time had by all who attended, this will become one of our annual events. The Cherrywood Christmas Open House will be yet another reason to look forward in cheerful anticipation to Christmas next year. Toys for Tots says Thank youThe generous residents of Cherrywood donated three full bins of toys towards the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marines. A certificate will be presented to Geri on behalf of the organization as a token of gratitude for all those who gave so much this year. Geri and I would like to express our appreciation to each of you who donated so freely and so generously to improve Christmas for the little ones in our community. You made a huge difference in the lives of many and for that we commend you and sincerely thank you.New Years Eve partyGet your tickets today for the New Years Eve party. Celebrate the arrival of 2014 with your friends and neighbors with light snacks; Champagne; party favors and special music provided by Rainbow Connection. Rainbow Connection is a Cherrywood favorite. They have been here several times in the past providing a wide repertoire of dance music and easy listening tunes for the entertainment and enjoyment of guests. Finger foods will be served so there will be plenty of good things to taste throughout the evening as people enjoy their milk and sodas; or maybe something a bit stronger. Everyone is welcome to bring their beverage of choice of course. Noise makers, hats and party favors will be at every place setting; hence when the band begins its famous countdown to midnight, there will be no shortage of rowdiness to ring in the New Year. All this celebrating is provided for only $10 per person. Tickets are required so be sure to see Geri immediately and make sure you have a place at the party. New Years Eve parties have long been one of the most fun times at Cherrywood and this years celebration will be no different. Come out and enjoy welcoming in 2014 starting at 9 on Dec. 31.Movie Night The Lone Ranger is our feature presentation on Tuesday Jan 7 for Movie Night in the clubhouse. Come join your friends as they relax in the comfortable chairs and watch a first rate movie on the big screen. Movie Nights are free including free popcorn and drinks. Of course you are more than welcome to bring your own refreshments with you if you wish. Its just a nice; inexpensive and relaxing way to spend an evening. This month will be a bit different. I will be there to take an unofficial survey of the guests to see what they thought of the movie. The results will be published in a subsequent edition of the Citizen in the Cherrywood section. Dont worry, your names will not be mentioned unless you give permission. Come out and see this flick that provides fast action; cool special effects and some comedic drama too. See you at the movies.Sports PartyOn Feb. 2 around 5 in the afternoon some people are going to gather at the clubhouse to watch sports on the big screen. Golf; swimming; Curling; and other sports will be televised including, rumor has it, a football game thats of some importance. Expect to see many of your friends as they enjoy door prizes; raffles; 50/50 drawings; and food. Sloppy Joes; hot dogs; chili dogs and chips will be among the many eats on hand for this exciting and fun evening of sports entertainment. See Geri to get signed up for this special event. Just $2 gets you access to the party and the food. Check out your January Chirp for further details about this fun party. Trivia ends yearOur Trivia group that meets on the third Wednesday of each month held its first Christmas party on Dec 18. Everyone brought food and drinks to enjoy just prior to the game and there was an abundance of good treats for all. After everyone had filled themselves with the goodies, Donna James began a challenging and interesting game by flashing the questions on the big screen. The Christmas holiday was naturally the major topic for this game and its amazing how many things about Christmas we dont know. Donna always makes the game not only fun but educational as well. Being a former teacher she enjoys stumping people and then educating them. We always have a good time when shes the quiz master.Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com First Open House not the last planned at Cherrywood Cherrywood John Everlove People attending the Cherrywood Open House. A new team won bragging rights but until February there will be no Trivia next month. Victor Ogreen; Bev and Richard Idone and yours truly took first place. We graciously, if somewhat sarcastically, offered to give Trivia lessons to the other players but all of them vehemently and might I add; rather rudely, declined our offer. I cant understand it. Over the year, our Trivia players have donated over $400 to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. It only costs a dollar to play and we all have a great evening of fun entertainment. On Feb 19 at 7 p.m. Trivia will return to the clubhouse so plan to come join us. Everyone is welcome.Patriot Dog sponsors neededFor the past few months your Veterans Club has raised money to purchase and train a service dog for a disabled veteran. Thanks to the support of our residents and others in the community, we were able to raise not only the $2,500 required for the dog; but enough to start a fund to supply a second service animal. We will accept and continue to accept donations of any amount from any and all that are willing to contribute to this worthy goal. Tax exempt checks and money orders can be made out to the Cherrywood Veterans Club with the word, dog in the memo portion of the document. These can be dropped off or mailed to the office at 6253 SW 100 Loop; Ocala, Fl 34476. Now we are faced with another opportunity for our residents to take an active part in preparing a dog for its career of helping a disabled hero. We need people to take one of these special animals for alternate weekends to socialize them in all aspects of every day life. Heres how it works. On Fridays, the dog will be dropped off at your home to spend the week end. If you are going to church; a party; grocery shopping; a movie; or any place else, take the dog with you. This will get the animal used to be in every kind of environment and expose it to as many people as possible. Food and medical care is provided so there is no out of pocket expense to you. This is an ideal situation for couples or singles that used to have a pet and want one around the house part time. If you have a place in your heart to share your life with a devoted and loyal companion, this is a program for you. You can get all the details on this project from Beverly Carver on the Marion County SPCA. Bev can be CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE13 Cherrywood Trivia players. reached at 352-873-6787. Be a hero; help train a hero dog to assist one of our American heroes. The reward for your work will be more than you can imagine.Painting classDebbie Blackburn will be in our clubhouse on Jan. 10 to present her class on oil painting. Debbie is an accomplished artist and superb instructor bringing out the talents and abilities of her students with patience and expertise. Just to give you an idea of the kind of person Debbie is; she donated all of the proceeds of her November class to Toys for Tots. You can see the painting that she will be doing with this next class near the office in the clubhouse. The class begins at 8:30 in the morning and lasts until 11:30. Everything needed is provided including canvas; brushes and paints so all you need to do is sign up, bring paper towels and show up. If youve ever had a desire to create a great work of art and thought you didnt have the talent, come to this class and realize your dream. See Geri in the office to enroll and get your name on the list. The class size is limited so see her as soon as possible.Cribbage ClubEvery Monday at 12:30 a friendly group of Cribbage players gathers in the card room of the clubhouse for a few good games of Cribbage and some good PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 000GFVQ REALTY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! 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This past Saturday evening, everyone in Cherrywood was invited to a Christmas open house. More than 120 residents accepted the invitation and were treated to a wonderful evening of food; laughter; games; music and fellowship in the beautifully decorated clubhouse. Rich Becotte supplied the background music of Christmas songs as people went to the over flowing refreshment table. Cakes; candies; shrimp; crackers; cheese; and a hundred different desserts were brought by the guests and of course there was an excellent punch and eggnog for all to enjoy. In the first hour, the ugly tie and ugly sweater contest was held. Joannie Siegel and I were privileged to act as judges for the 20 or more entrants. Everyone who entered the contest did an excellent job of getting into spirit of the contest and from the appearance of some of the outfits; it looked like some spirits got into the contestants as well. While it was difficult to pick winners, four people received $25 gift certificates as prizes. There was no order; just four of the more outrageous costumes were selected. Winners were Dave Bragdon; Connie Neubaur; Fred Groschopp and Terry Torrusio a.k.a. T.T.. Shortly after that contest, it was time for the Chinese Auction officiated by Holly Bragdon and T.T. What a hoot it was as more than 50 guests participated. Presents were opened and exchanged with grins and laughter as people were stuck with, shall we say, less desirable gifts. Most popular was a case of beer that traveled to at least 10 people before finally being claimed. Least popular was a gift Bill Brotherhood got; it was so unpopular in fact that he tried to pay people to take it. Good laughs. Door prizes donated by the Social Committee were drawn and two wine baskets and two beautiful Poinsettia flowers went to the lucky winners. The last drawing of the evening was the 50/50. Two prizes were given and as luck would have it; Mick James won both. We probably wont invite him to the next party. Chris and Mario Zacco sponsored the evening and Geri was our hostess acting on behalf of Cherrywood Property Management. We are grateful to Geri, Chris and Mario for their moral and financial support and for providing such a grand party. The Social Committee would like to recognize the following volunteers who worked so hard to make the evening a success. A great big thank you goes out to Janice and Ken McLeod; Holly and David Bragdon; Donna and Mick James; Monica and Rich Becotte; Marti and Marty Duesel; Jay and Fred OHern and a special shout out to Fred our maintenance crew member. These people worked tirelessly and their efforts paid off magnificently. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun; much the same as going to a friends home who has a huge living room. It was a terrific way to celebrate and share Christmas with loved ones. Judging from the turn out and the super time had by all who attended, this will become one of our annual events. The Cherrywood Christmas Open House will be yet another reason to look forward in cheerful anticipation to Christmas next year. Toys for Tots says Thank youThe generous residents of Cherrywood donated three full bins of toys towards the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the U.S. Marines. A certificate will be presented to Geri on behalf of the organization as a token of gratitude for all those who gave so much this year. Geri and I would like to express our appreciation to each of you who donated so freely and so generously to improve Christmas for the little ones in our community. You made a huge difference in the lives of many and for that we commend you and sincerely thank you.New Years Eve partyGet your tickets today for the New Years Eve party. Celebrate the arrival of 2014 with your friends and neighbors with light snacks; Champagne; party favors and special music provided by Rainbow Connection. Rainbow Connection is a Cherrywood favorite. They have been here several times in the past providing a wide repertoire of dance music and easy listening tunes for the entertainment and enjoyment of guests. Finger foods will be served so there will be plenty of good things to taste throughout the evening as people enjoy their milk and sodas; or maybe something a bit stronger. Everyone is welcome to bring their beverage of choice of course. Noise makers, hats and party favors will be at every place setting; hence when the band begins its famous countdown to midnight, there will be no shortage of rowdiness to ring in the New Year. All this celebrating is provided for only $10 per person. Tickets are required so be sure to see Geri immediately and make sure you have a place at the party. New Years Eve parties have long been one of the most fun times at Cherrywood and this years celebration will be no different. Come out and enjoy welcoming in 2014 starting at 9 on Dec. 31.Movie Night The Lone Ranger is our feature presentation on Tuesday Jan 7 for Movie Night in the clubhouse. Come join your friends as they relax in the comfortable chairs and watch a first rate movie on the big screen. Movie Nights are free including free popcorn and drinks. Of course you are more than welcome to bring your own refreshments with you if you wish. Its just a nice; inexpensive and relaxing way to spend an evening. This month will be a bit different. I will be there to take an unofficial survey of the guests to see what they thought of the movie. The results will be published in a subsequent edition of the Citizen in the Cherrywood section. Dont worry, your names will not be mentioned unless you give permission. Come out and see this flick that provides fast action; cool special effects and some comedic drama too. See you at the movies.Sports PartyOn Feb. 2 around 5 in the afternoon some people are going to gather at the clubhouse to watch sports on the big screen. Golf; swimming; Curling; and other sports will be televised including, rumor has it, a football game thats of some importance. Expect to see many of your friends as they enjoy door prizes; raffles; 50/50 drawings; and food. Sloppy Joes; hot dogs; chili dogs and chips will be among the many eats on hand for this exciting and fun evening of sports entertainment. See Geri to get signed up for this special event. Just $2 gets you access to the party and the food. Check out your January Chirp for further details about this fun party. Trivia ends yearOur Trivia group that meets on the third Wednesday of each month held its first Christmas party on Dec 18. Everyone brought food and drinks to enjoy just prior to the game and there was an abundance of good treats for all. After everyone had filled themselves with the goodies, Donna James began a challenging and interesting game by flashing the questions on the big screen. The Christmas holiday was naturally the major topic for this game and its amazing how many things about Christmas we dont know. Donna always makes the game not only fun but educational as well. Being a former teacher she enjoys stumping people and then educating them. We always have a good time when shes the quiz master.Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com First Open House not the last planned at Cherrywood Cherrywood John Everlove People attending the Cherrywood Open House. A new team won bragging rights but until February there will be no Trivia next month. Victor Ogreen; Bev and Richard Idone and yours truly took first place. We graciously, if somewhat sarcastically, offered to give Trivia lessons to the other players but all of them vehemently and might I add; rather rudely, declined our offer. I cant understand it. Over the year, our Trivia players have donated over $400 to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. It only costs a dollar to play and we all have a great evening of fun entertainment. On Feb 19 at 7 p.m. Trivia will return to the clubhouse so plan to come join us. Everyone is welcome.Patriot Dog sponsors neededFor the past few months your Veterans Club has raised money to purchase and train a service dog for a disabled veteran. Thanks to the support of our residents and others in the community, we were able to raise not only the $2,500 required for the dog; but enough to start a fund to supply a second service animal. We will accept and continue to accept donations of any amount from any and all that are willing to contribute to this worthy goal. Tax exempt checks and money orders can be made out to the Cherrywood Veterans Club with the word, dog in the memo portion of the document. These can be dropped off or mailed to the office at 6253 SW 100 Loop; Ocala, Fl 34476. Now we are faced with another opportunity for our residents to take an active part in preparing a dog for its career of helping a disabled hero. We need people to take one of these special animals for alternate weekends to socialize them in all aspects of every day life. Heres how it works. On Fridays, the dog will be dropped off at your home to spend the week end. If you are going to church; a party; grocery shopping; a movie; or any place else, take the dog with you. This will get the animal used to be in every kind of environment and expose it to as many people as possible. Food and medical care is provided so there is no out of pocket expense to you. This is an ideal situation for couples or singles that used to have a pet and want one around the house part time. If you have a place in your heart to share your life with a devoted and loyal companion, this is a program for you. You can get all the details on this project from Beverly Carver on the Marion County SPCA. Bev can be CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE13 Cherrywood Trivia players. reached at 352-873-6787. Be a hero; help train a hero dog to assist one of our American heroes. The reward for your work will be more than you can imagine.Painting classDebbie Blackburn will be in our clubhouse on Jan. 10 to present her class on oil painting. Debbie is an accomplished artist and superb instructor bringing out the talents and abilities of her students with patience and expertise. Just to give you an idea of the kind of person Debbie is; she donated all of the proceeds of her November class to Toys for Tots. You can see the painting that she will be doing with this next class near the office in the clubhouse. The class begins at 8:30 in the morning and lasts until 11:30. Everything needed is provided including canvas; brushes and paints so all you need to do is sign up, bring paper towels and show up. If youve ever had a desire to create a great work of art and thought you didnt have the talent, come to this class and realize your dream. See Geri in the office to enroll and get your name on the list. The class size is limited so see her as soon as possible.Cribbage ClubEvery Monday at 12:30 a friendly group of Cribbage players gathers in the card room of the clubhouse for a few good games of Cribbage and some good PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 000GFVQ REALTY One Week Real Estate School Foxfire Realty Has Expanded Now Hiring! Full Training! Call Today! Now Hiring Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000GYWF Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000GSKM John M. 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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com EDITORS NOTE: The South Marion Citizen is seeking a volunteer Oak Run correspondent to gather news items, put them into a readable form, and possible attend meetings and take pictures. Anyone interested is asked to call 352-390-6444.The performing arts club of Oak Run is engaging in production of its Spring 2014 show under the directorial leadership of Mr. Garth Markum. A relatively new resident to Oak Run, Garth brings an impressive list of accomplishments in theater acting, production and direction. After receiving his BFA degree from Ithaca College, he went on to become the assistant producer of the Corning Summer Theatre. At this esteemed theater he worked with such actors as Shirley Booth, Vivian Vance, Van Johnson, and William Shatner. His work was showcased in productions of Man of LaMancha and Camelot. Garth also had the pleasure of directing such shows as The Fantastics, Black Comedy,White Lies, and Boeing, Boeing to name a few. Garth adds: There is such good energy with this group and a swell of momentum, after the fun the club had producing this past falls Wizard of Oz, that we dont want to slow down for a moment. I invite all interested to come and join in on the fun. Either as potential cast or as one of the very many important roles that make our theater a reality. Theres virtually something for everyone to contribute.Oak Run travelOak Run Travel thanks the residents of our great community for their huge response to our annual Interfaith Food Drive. The amount of food items exceeded our expectations many times over. We hope everyone is enjoying a grand holiday season. Join our hosts Jim and Patty Waddell for trip 4 on Feb. 1 to Mount Doras Ice House Theatre to see Smokey Joes Caf. This musical review features 40 hit songs from the 1950s and 60s, including On Broadway, Stand By Me, Kansas City, and IM A W.O.M.A.N. The bus leaves Oak Run at noon and the show starts at 2 p.m. Dinner is on your own at this low price of $41 pp including bus driver tip. Call Jim and Patty Waddell. On Feb. 9, we are going to The Show Palace Dinner Theatre to see Guys and Dolls. This is a colorful panorama of Times Square and its denizens circa 1950. Who can forget such great characters as Sky Masterson, Miss Adelaide, Nathan Detroit and Nicely Nicely Johnson? Included are classic tunes such as The performing arts club of Oak Run (PACOR) met for a festive annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 9, and with that came announcements for the cast of the upcoming Spring 2014 production of Rexs Exes. Clockwise from top left they are: Lenny Klatt as Theodore Rexford Belrose, Howard Spies as Wild Bill Boudreaux, Janice Argeter as Bitsy Hargis, Marlena Yaich as Gaynell Verdeen, Claire Smith as Gentle Harmony and Mama Doll Hargis, Bridget Cick as Marlissa Crutchfield, Dee Gragg as Peaches Verdeen Belrose, Lou Winkleman as Aubrey Verdeen, Bonnie Krieder as Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen, Roseanne Piscitelli as LaMerle Verdeen Minshew, Garth Markum Director and Marci Hutto as Cee Cee Windham. Oak Run news Sit Down Youre Rocking the Boat, Ive Never Been in Love Before and Luck Be a Lady Tonight. The bus leaves at 11:45 a.m. with the buffet at 1:30 p.m. followed by the show at 3 p.m. Call Fred and Joanne Veale before the tickets are all sold!OHRA election newsFor those who wish to vote in the upcoming ORHA annual election on Jan. 11, and who need to do it by absentee ballot, you may do so as follows. Contact Jim Waddell, Election Commissioner and set up a time to come to his home to pick up your absentee ballot. You may vote at that time, then seal your ballot in an envelope and leave it with Jim. Alternatively, you may take it with you, vote at your leisure and mail your sealed ballot in another envelope already addressed to ORHA. Just apply a first class stamp and be sure it arrives in the ORHA P.O. Box no later than Jan. 10 to be counted. Do You RememberTune in to Len Teitlers Do You Remember, narrated by Anna Boodee, featuring the 2012 20th Anniversary fine arts show following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Dec. 27 to Jan. 3. For the second straight year, Marion Countys graduation rate surpassed Floridas state-wide average 76.74 percent compared to 75.57 percent. Last year, the numbers were 75.25 percent and 74.47 percent for Marion and Florida, respectively. From another perspective, Marions graduation rate has been climbing for years. Just five years ago, Marions graduate rate was significantly lower at 54 percent, far below the states 62.7 rate. See the graph attached to this release for an historical perspective. In addition, the number of students dropping out of high school is dropping even more 1.7 percent compared to last years 2 percent and also below Floridas 2 percent. Both numbers are significant when considering the overall effectiveness of public school programs in Florida. The federal graduation rate, now considered the standard in all states, includes standard diplomas but excludes GEDs and special diplomas. This cohort graduation rate is based on the percentage of students who entered ninth grade four years ago and received a standard high school diploma within four years. Dropout rates are based on the percentage of students who withdrew from high school within a school year but did not enroll in another educational program. Graduation and dropout rates reflect much more than just the hard work of high schools; from Pre-K through grade 8, educators, administrators, and support personnel lay the groundwork for success as students enter high school. For information, visit www.fldoe.org/news/2013/2013_12_11.asp. County grad rate surpasses state average A Breath of Fresh Air in Assisted Living Every Front Door Opens To A Sun-Filled Courtyard Shady porches and spacious living areas overlook beautiful grounds Specialty-trained and compassionate staff provide personalized care Restaurant-style dining, featuring full menus of chef-prepared meals Full program of motivating activities tailored to personal interests Conveniently located near shopping, restaurants and quality health care. 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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 19~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000GZQD Walk-Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Available 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza There really is a difference in salons . JAIME SILVA Master Stylist 18 Years Experience 854-6531 by appointment please During this time of the year, a certain controversy raises its ugly red-scarfed head. Year after year, this hullabaloo continues and nobody has taken the initiative to deal with this holiday wrangling. That is, until now. Normally, I am a mild-mannered person and just to be on the safe side, I stay out of telephone booths. You cannot be too careful, if you know what I mean. As a great philosopher once said, Ive stands all I can stand and I cant stands no more. This Christmas inequality has been going on for a very long time. It is about time somebody took some action in this regard. Since nobody else has the courage to take on this subject, I pick up my pen (actually its my computer keyboard) and duly attack the subject at hand. I know, as I begin, what I am going to say will not sit well with certain portions of the population. Some will even accuse me of jealousy and other foul attitudes. It just has to be said. This disparity is between Father Christmas and grandfathers. As a cardcarrying member of the grandfathers union (GFU), I feel I have the right to express my mind on this subject. In my opinion, Father Christmas is getting too much attention at the expense of Grandfathers everywhere. Sure, I give you that Father Christmas does have his place in our culture. I know children are enamored with him in his silly little red suit and funny hat. Just between you and me, no self-respecting grandfather would be caught dead dressed like Father Christmas. I will admit that some grandfathers dress rather silly and act even sillier. I believe I should set the record straight between Father Christmas and grandfathers. Let me compare these two right now and clear up this subject. Then you can be the judge. I have complete confidence in the intelligence of my readers. First, Father Christmas makes up a list of naughty and nice children. I feel, and I am speaking as a Grandfather, this is highly discriminatory. Children should not be subjected to such discrimination in this day of enlightenment. Today, children have it hard enough without this silly overweight elf from the North Pole putting undue pressure on them. Grandfathers love both naughty and nice children, especially the naughty. Grandfathers know naughty children need more attention. Second, Father Christmas only comes once a year. What I want to know is what he is doing the rest of the year. From the pictures I have seen, I am guessing it is not in the area of exercise. Grandfathers are around all the time, not just at Christmas. No matter what time of year, you can always find a grandfather, which is more than can be said of Father Christmas. Third, Father Christmas just brings toys in his huge bag. I grant you, some of these toys are terrific. I am not going to sell Father Christmas short on this aspect. I believe credit should be given where credit is due, unless it is my credit card. Grandfathers should get some recognition for other things that are just as wonderful. grandfathers, for example, are full of stories, jokes and a lot more. If the truth were known, Father Christmas does not have the time to tell a story to any child. I think this is sad. Sadder still, does he even know a story? Fourth, Father Christmas drives around in an old-fashioned sleigh powered by eight tiny reindeer, with no room to take children for rides. What is that all about? Nothing is more exciting for children than driving around with their grandfather, usually in some old pickup with an array of unidentifiable aromas. Whatever they are driving, the ride always ends with ice cream. Try getting Father Christmas to drive children for ice cream and see what he does. Fifth, Father Christmas, no matter where you see him, is always in a hurry. He never seems to have enough time to spend with children. Sure, toys are great, but no toy can equal time spent with a grandfather. One of the special things about a grandfather is he always makes time for children. God made grandfathers for children. Even though most grandfathers are hard of hearing, they always hear what is important. Sixth, Father Christmas, when his work is finished, lays his finger alongside of his nose and up the chimney he goes. Now that is fine, but it was a grandfather who invented the pull-myfinger joke. I know similarities exist between Father Christmas and Grandfathers. Both, for example, are rotund and quite jolly. Both love cookies. However, that just may be where the similarity ends. What people do not know, and I have this on good authority, Father Christmas always sends the Christmas bill to grandfathers. Of course, grandfathers do not complain about this for one moment. We are glad to help whenever we can; however, it would be nice to have a little bit of recognition during the Christmas holiday. One thing grandfathers can do Father Christmas cannot do is pray. Blessed are the grandchildren who have a grandfather who prays for them. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV.) One righteous grandfather is worth all the Father Christmases in the world. Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. A grandfathers stand on the Father Christmas hullabaloo Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com natured fun. All are welcome even if you dont know the first thing about Cribbage. Our members will be glad to teach you and if you are an experienced player; they will be happy to challenge your skills. Last Monday was highlighted with a Christmas party and it was a great time. Delectable treats and food were in abundance and the competition reflected the spirit of the season with a minimum of teasing; kibitzing and joking around. Well, there was a lot of great food anyway. If you are free on Mondays and want to have some fun playing cards, stop by and see Sarah Blair. Youll see why our membership is growing.Cherrywood TravelJanuary 26 through the 29 enjoy an excursion to Biloxi for a relaxing getaway at one of the premiere gambling venues in the south. Imperial Place Resort is the destination for this deluxe motor coach trip. Plenty of perks will help you enjoy the world class restaurants; the posh resort and spa facilities; the shopping and of course, the gaming tables. This is a great way to relax after the hectic holiday season. Contact Natalie at 352-854-4561 for details and to make your reservations for this beautiful and exciting trip.Garden ClubOn Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Garden Club will be meeting on the patio behind the clubhouse at 10 in the morning. All of our residents are welcome to come and share their knowledge and interests in all types of gardening. This club is dedicated to all things green that grow. Enjoy field trips; guest speakers; give and get ideas. You can discuss everything needed for beautiful landscape while learning about shrubs and flowers; lawns; water features and vegetables among many other topics. There is a wealth of knowledge to be had by attending these informal and friendly meetings.From your reporterThis week I would beg your indulgence while I pay tribute to a very special lady. She is not famous by any standard; not degreed or wealthy; not on the cover of any tabloid magazine but she is a wonderful person of many accomplishments. She brought two lovely children into the world and supported them on a waitresss salary. They never lacked for anything but they never had what we would call the finer things in life; unless one considers a devoted, loving Mother one of the finer things in life. As a result of her care and guidance; both are college educated with fine careers. At the Hilton where she worked, she brought smiles and laughter to the point where people would ask to be seated in her station. On one memorable summer day she innocently asked a group of visitors from Great Britain how they celebrated the 4 of July. Amazed at the question one of them dryly answered; Its not a very big holiday in our country. When her Mom passed away, she was there and a few years ago, when her father was taken ill, this woman packed up her belongings and gave up her love of warm weather to return to Michigan. While her daughter attended nursing school, the Grandmother in her took over and she babysat for the two long years it took until graduation. When her son graduated from Navy boot camp; she was there and when he graduated from college she was also there. A little more than a year ago, her daughter Kim was nearly killed in a motorcycle accident. This woman who fears traveling alone flew to her daughters side. For two weeks she held Kims hand until she was out of danger. She works tirelessly helping out a doggie rescue group by making beds for the rescued puppies. Her love of animals is evident in the care she takes with her own two Shi Tzus. In addition she enjoys knitting and needlepoint where she blends talent with love by fashioning hand made gifts for friends and family. There are countless ways she brings a sense of joy and humor into every situation she finds herself. Whether its bumping into fellow students at line CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 dancing class or practicing Tai Chi at home which brings strange looks from her dogs; she is always fun to be around. This gift of loving is extended to her friends here in Cherrywood. Wherever she goes you will hear loud laughter; mostly hers, and see smiles on the people around her. In spite of any inner pain or sorrow, outwardly she will always be ready with a quick grin and an open heart. The woman Im speaking of is Suzi Everlove; my wife of 35 years this month. Except for a questionable taste in men, she has no faults and she is the joy of my life. I just wanted to thank her for giving us a strong and loving family; for her devotion and patience; her grace and her charm. Happy Anniversary Mrs. E from the luckiest man in the world.If you have suggestions or comments about the Cherrywood section of your Citizen Newspaper please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. It is always a pleasure to hear from you; the reader. First Congregational Church of Ocala, in furtherance of its Christian mission, presents the 2014 Ocala Social Justice Film Festival, featuring six films that focus on issues of social justice. Each will be hosted by a facilitator, who will introduce the film and lead a short discussion following the film. Admission is free, goodwill offerings gladly accepted. Saturday, Feb. 1: PATHS OF GLORY Kirk Douglas plays an officer who believes in the concept of military justice. Saturday, Feb. 8: MATEWAN This is an historically accurate account of the attempts of West Virginia coal miners to organize. 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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com hesitation. After this, we decided to continue with liveto-tape so we could rebroadcast the parade. At 5:10PM (20 minutes before the parade started), the rain was simply too much for our equipment. I called off coverage completely for the sake of our broadcast equipment. We were all disappointed. We look forward to broadcasting the parade each year; its a huge undertaking but one we prepare for and deliver with lots of excitement. Obviously, this year, that excitement was washed away by the rain. I hope this information provides insight for you and your readers as to why this years parade was not televised. The risks to staff and equipment were simply too great. May you have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday Season, and a Safe & Joyous New Year! Kevin Christian Marion County Schools LETTERCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 stract notion and runs counter to the will of the majority of people, Mr Putin said, adding there could be no benefit for society for treating good and evil equally. How sad that the leader of an atheist government, in a country where tens of millions have died under Marxism another of Obamas pet causes could out-Christian our once-Christian nation. Meanwhile, the tiny nation of Jamaica is among hundreds more that are likewise feeling the squeeze from both the Obama administration and allied LGBT pressure groups. Theyre pushing for unrestrained sexual license in that Caribbean state as well. According to a Jamaican newspaper, The Gleaner, Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, recently spoke at a pro-family conference there. LaBarbera encouraged Jamaicans to be grounded in their Christian beliefs and not to be lured by other countries in repealing the buggery (sodomy) law. The United States has no business lecturing anybody about sexual morality, he observed. America has rampant abortions, rampant promiscuity, and I stand wholeheartedly with Jamaicans and encourage you all to hold to your beliefs, he said. The moral clarity of my kind, pro-family hosts was refreshing, and something we in the United States need to learn from and take heart from, said LaBarbera upon his return. I told them, The United States government has nothing to teach you about sexual morality, but you have much to teach us! We are all watching Jamaica to see what happens, he concluded, and I believe if Jamaica can stand up and not bow to the pressure, you can be an example to the world. There is no need to follow anybody, LaBar bera encouraged. Indeed, there is certainly no need to follow America. Not on this. Fewer nations are buying what were selling. Theyve placed an embargo on our chief export. While America may be lost (though I pray not), it would seem that her traditional values values still shared by many, if not most, of the American people are, nonetheless, gaining momentum abroad. And that is encouraging. Now lets pray those values come full circle. Matt Barber is an author, columnist, cultural analyst and an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. Having retired as an undefeated heavyweight professional box er, Matt has taken his fight from the ring to the culture war. He can be reached at jmattbar ber@comcast.net. BARBERCONTINUED FROM P AGE 8 West Marion Moose LodgeFriday Dec. 27: 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, Elvis is back for 2 hours and then 2 hours of Rock and R oll by Kenny Gr ube 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28: Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., Steak Night 5 to7 pm $10, Dave Hurlbert Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29: F ootball Sunday watch your favorite teams, Pot Luck 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30: Lunch specials ser ved noon to 2 p.m. with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31: New Y ears Eve P arty, Prime Rib Dinner 6 to 8 p.m. $25 with Champagne at midnight, Entertainment Timeless Motown 6 p.m. to ???? (Advance Tickets are being sold) Wednesday Jan. 1: Happy New Year Lunch specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2: Lunch Specials served noon to 2 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Friday Jan. 3: 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, Solid Gold 6 to 10p.m. Open to members and qualified guests. Saturday dinners and special event dinners tickets are now being pre-sold. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be busier than you had expected right now. But between the socializing rounds and the workplace tasks, there are opportunities for moments with that certain someone. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creative approach leads to a quickerthan-expected solution to a workplace problem. Now you can devote more time to that proposal you hope to introduce by midmonth. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Technological glitches create problems early on. But by midweek, all runs smoothly once again, and youre well and truly on your way to meeting all your deadlines. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are high, and you feel you can handle everything that comes along. But try to take a break from your hectic pace for some quiet time with someone close to you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Before you pounce on that shiny new opportunity, take more time to check it out to see how much substance actually lies beneath all that glitter. A family member has important news. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A personal situation you thought was resolved resurfaces, thanks to a possibly well-intentioned move that went awry. Deal with it as soon as possible. Accept the help of a trusted friend. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) That goal you set way back when is finally in sight. Maintain your focus on achieving it, and dont allow yourself to be distracted by unimportant demands for your attention. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A temperamental flare-up creates negative feelings that need to be dealt with immediately. But things once again go well after the apologies are made and hurt feelings are soothed. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) An early impulsive act causes confusion. But all is smoothed over once explanations are made. Expect a friend or family member to ask for your kind and always wise advice. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might have to do some juggling of your priorities, as a personal matter appears to require more time and attention. Put your pride aside and accept help from those who offer it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Your creative aspect is strong. Not only does it help you accomplish your goals, but it inspires others. This could lead to a rewarding collaboration opportunity. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Be careful about making major decisions when youre not really committed to them. And resist any pressure to do otherwise. 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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, December 27, 2013 BY MATT BARBER Why are Americans so peeved? Is it Obamacare? Well, partly and in a big way. One wonders, in fact, if that sign language interpreter at the Mandela funeral moonlighted as the lead IT consultant for Healthcare.gov. But its much more than just Obamacare. How do we explain Americas red-level economic and socio-political misery index? Is it rising unemployment, or the shrinking economy? Is it explosive debt and deficits, or pervasive government eavesdropping? Is it the atrophy of individual liberty, or an unprecedented trampling of the First, Second, Fourth and nearly every other amendment to the U.S. Constitution? Finally, is it the systematic assault on natural marriage and family, or government sanctioning of mass infanticide? Yes. Its all of these things and more. Still, these things are only symptomatic of a far greater problem. There remains a broader explanation, a definitive catalyst, for this, the domestic winter of our discontent and, as so often happens, a mere 14 words from the Holy Scriptures better elucidates that catalyst than ream upon ream of opinion page copy. The words are these: When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan (Proverbs 29:2). America groans because the wicked rule. Indeed, under this president, Americas chief export has become immorality. Sexual deviancy, murder of the unborn, redistribution of wealth and other evils have been sanitized and propagandized as basic human rights. Thus, when this arrogant man stands before the U.N. and decries those nations that refuse to embrace his special brand of pagan relativism, we shouldnt be surprised if those nations push back. And so they push back. To be sure, in addition to triggering our own spike in angst, Obamas fevered push to call evil good and good evil, is likewise responsible for Americas snowballing marginalization across the globe. Under the tragic leadership of this selfie-centered narcissist, the United States, while never perfect, now looks less like Reagans shining city on a hill and more like the biblical Whore of Babylon. A nation that once stood alone as the worlds moral guidepost now leads the contemptible charge to infect our privileged planet with its own viral iniquities. And so the world pushes back. For instance, there has been, of late, great weeping and gnashing of teeth among mainstream media and other circles of intolerant tolerance over successful efforts by several foreign governments to stem the tide of LGBT propaganda within their own sovereign borders. Russia, India, Croatia, Peru, Jamaica and even Australia, for instance, along with other nations, are now moving to inoculate themselves from the fast-metastasizing cancer of sexual relativism. Having witnessed, from afar, the poisonous results of such propaganda here in the U.S. (the hypersexualization of children, the deconstruction of natural marriage and family, the rampant spread of sexually transmitted disease, religious persecution and the like), there seems an emerging global recognition that the radical LGBT agenda a pet cause of Obamas is not about securing human rights, but, rather, is about promulgating moral wrongs. The world is finding that forcing others to tolerate indeed, to celebrate unfettered licentiousness, under penalty of law, is as harmful to society as is said licentiousness to those who practice it. The world has looked to Americas moral leadership and found it wanting. The climate under Obama has gotten so bad, in fact, that Russian leader Vladimir Putin feels emboldened to claim for Russia the mantle of world moral leader a proud distinction hitherto held by the good ol USA. The Daily Mail reports that, in his state of the nation address, Putin sought to cast Russia as the moral arbiter of the world on Thursday, as he hit out at Americas non-traditional values and its influence across the world. Russia has barred LGBT and other sexual anarchist propaganda. Mr Putin defended his governments increasingly conservative values, continued the report, and decried the review of norms of morality in the West and elsewhere. This destruction of traditional values from above not only entails negative consequences for society, but is also inherently anti-democratic because it is based on an abFor Christmas this year, our household grew by one. No, not that way. This one has soft fur and four legs, and is gray and white. His name is Snuggles, the name given to him by the rescue personnel. When our cat of 13 years, Mitch, died a little over three years ago, we decided, actually I decided, that we shouldnt try to break in a new kitten while both of us were away working so much. But now that Im home a lot more, I said OK, and gave my wife the Christmas present of Snuggles. It had been a long time since we had a four-legged furry friend that was this young and curious. As I write this on Friday morning, hes been here less than 12 hours, and hes explored almost everything. Of particular interest are the low-hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree. They hang there and sway as you walk by, and of course that brings up a playful paw. Fortunately, theyre plastic, so hes not going to hurt himself. But the real story here is how Snuggles came to be available. A woman waiting for the traffic light at Pine Run and State Road 200 spotted three cats, one under a car in front of her. She got out of her car and told the driver in front not to move, and eventually got two of the kittens into her possession. The third, Snuggles, got away. Within a couple of days he was found in Pine Run, and the trio of brothers was reunited at a home in Northwest Marion County which serves as a shelter. It amazes me, with all the loving people around, how anyone could just abandon three kittens near a busy highway. Of course, we dont know if there were only three, but theyre the only ones that were found. They were in pretty good physical shape, and obviously had been nursed by mama and taken care of, but then they were let loose. With all the help available, its a little cruel to just drop them off somewhere and feel that someone will take care of them or worse. One of the three was adopted right away, we took Snuggles as the second one. That left the third one, Simba, another little lively kitten. As of this writing, Simba is still available, so if youre interested, call Arlene at Sheltering Hands at 875-9761. There is a $50 adoption fee and you will have some paperwork to fill out, but the kitten is neutered, has his shots and is litter trained. You also get a little carrier to take him home in. If you cant help out, at least let your friends and neighbors know that there is a way to get rid of unwanted animals that is humane. Dont just drop them off on the highway. They may not be as lucky as Snuggles and his two brothers, who were saved by a caring lady at Pine Run.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. If someone asks you what the most dangerous area of the country is for young people, what would you say? Would you think New York City, maybe South Florida, maybe Southern California, maybe Detroit? Right now, it seems to be central Colorado. Several years ago we had the massacre at Columbine High School in Littleton. The two shooters killed themselves. Then we had the Aurora movie shooting. The shooter is facing a hearing, and tried to force an Internet reporter to reveal her sources, but the courts rightly said that shield laws protect her and he apparently was just fishing, anyway. Now we had another one, a shooter at Arapaho High School in the community of Centennial. The young man, who killed himself after critically injuring another student, who eventually died, took a shotgun to school with the intent of hunting down the school librarian, who allegedly threw him off the debate team. Police say he had the intent of killing a lot more, but when the teacher got away and law enforcement was arriving, he ended it all himself. You look at the backgrounds of all the shooters, and its hard to imagine someone from the debate team who was gunning for the librarian. In case you think that this type of teacher is immune from the would-be killers, guess again. There was, buried in one of the stories, a quote from another student who said the shooter had been bullied. How often have we seen that? When will young people learn that bullying can lead some people to violence and then the victims express shock that the shooter took them on. The best news to come out of this is that the school had practice drills concerning a live shooter on campus, and the faculty knew exactly what to do and law enforcement personnel did likewise. Thats something to ask our local school administrators: What kind of drills have been done here? Do we have full drills where the students are taught how to behave? Parents should be asking these questions, and then should be getting positive answers. If not, then we should be insisting that our school officials start planning ahead to protect our students.S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Shooter angry over debate team? Why abandon kittens on the highway? Americas chief export seems to be immorality READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTER TO THE EDITOR Parade on TVAfter reading your editorials in this weeks South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger, I wanted to enlighten you regarding the TV broadcast of this years Ocala/Marion County Christmas Parade. My department, Television Media Productions, provides the television coverage of the parade compliments of a private donor who pays staff overtime (since the district no longer pays overtime). This is my 13th year with the parade. We broadcast live on the Marion Education Channel after hours of discussion, testing, rehearsals, and equipment setup the day of the parade. This year was certainly a challenge. We are able to go live thanks to a microwave dish attached to the top of a 30-foottall aluminum mast extending from the top of our production truck into the sky. Throughout Saturday afternoon, despite downpours, heavy mists, and lighter rains, we pulled cables, set-up camera platforms, even made alternate arrangements to protect our $25,000 broadcast-quality cameras from Mother Nature. When I saw lightning just before 5PM, I called off the live coverage immediately any metal rod sticking into the air in Florida is considered a lightning rod and Ive read numerous stories of live TV news crews being electrocuted from lightning strikes. Obviously, the danger was great so I pulled the plug on live coverage without PLEASESEEBARBER, PAGE9 PLEASESEELETTER, PAGE9 Scenes from the parade at Oak Run Photos by Ron Ratner Top, the line of golf carts goes down the Boulevard in Oak Run. 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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com It has been three years and a month since I stopped writing articles for the OTOW Communities. Please bear with me as I get into the swing of things. My return happened on very, very short notice. Thank you Eloise for the years you put in giving us upcoming news of clubs, and entertainment, etc. Our community goes out for the holidays in a big way. On Dec. 11, there was the annual Golf Cart Parade. That evening a Holiday Fest was celebrated with snacks and entertainment. Last week 35 members of the Singles Club enjoyed a luncheon and gift giving at the Red Lobster Restaurant. Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning is well into registration for the Winter Spring season. There are about 600 programs listed in the catalog covering January through May. You can review the catalog and register on line at masterthepossibilities.com. If you prefer to have a print edition, stop by the Center (8415 SW 80th St.) or the Freedom Public Library. Telephone registration is also available 24/7 at 352854-3699. This is their ninth year of providing outstanding opportunities to learn, grow and have fun! All programs are open to the public. The Center is convenient, has great parking and provides a welcoming atmosphere. See you in class! Jennifer has been the Thursday chair yoga instructor for quite a while. She has an emergency at home that needs her attention. Julie took over last week and did a great job. Jessica will be substituting as well. Shes a great teacher for the balance body class as well as chair yoga. If you havent attended, youre missing a lovely way to stretch your limbs and come away in a peaceful frame of mind.Community PatrolThe On Top of the World Community Patrol hopes that all residents are alert to potential crime while shopping during the holidays, particularly around the shopping malls. If residents see a stranger in the community looking or acting in a suspicious manner, they should contact a deputy. Just a couple reminders about golf cart rules, it is not legal to drive a golf cart from OTOW across 80th Street on 90th Street to go to Lowes. During these holidays with visiting family members it is important to be reminded that according to the On Top of the World Golf Cart Rules, Each operator of a golf cart must be at least 15 years of age and be eligible to obtain a valid automobile drivers license. It is important to remind our drivers (in an automobile or golf cart) to make sure they make a complete stop at stop signs then proceed forward only when the road is clear. Watch those several circles in our community and do not bypass them. Approach the circle yielding to the traffic already in the circle and move in a counterclockwise direction.CERTThe On Top of the World Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is always looking for new members who are interested in preparing for and becoming skilled in being part of a disaster team. We encourage you to seek an application for the next training session which is planned for February or March. Please contact Brian Gibson, CERT Coordinator, Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office at 352-369-8120 as soon as possible and let him know your interest and obtain an application.Concert ChorusAlthough The On Top of the World Concert Chorus just completed their Christmas concert, the chorus will begin Tuesday, Jan. 7 to practice for the spring concert. We are always looking for residents who like to sing and join us. We meet every Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Arbor Center Ballroom. So come and check us out, you might like it.The KingsmenThe Kingsmen rock the stage at Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. Who doesnt know the phrase Louie Louie made famous by The Kingsmen. Since this legendary hit was released in the s the band has sold over 20 million records. They have released nine albums, yielding 23-charted singles and four top-ten hits. The Kingsmen have become Americas favorite party band of all time. Today, the original members Mike Mitchell and Dick Peterson are joined by Todd McPherson, Kim Nicklaus and Steve Peterson as they tour the country with their special magic and great rock n roll. In 2005, The Kingsmen were honored with a Grammy for the lifetime achievement award for outstanding contributions to the music industry. Other hit singles by The Kingsmen includes Money, Little Latin Lupe Lu, Death of an Angel, The Jolly Green Giant, The Krunch and many more. Tickets start at $17. Join us as we honor the rock n roll era with The Kingsmen on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For more information on the 2014 Entertainment Series including dates, performers and ticket prices, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352854-3670.Travel ToppersTravel Toppers Tours announces that it still has seats available on the Ethel Mermans Broadway Show, Feb. 5. For more information please call Linda Hein at 352-861-9880 Mitzi Gaynor will be at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Person on Sunday March 2. This legendary musical star will light up the stage in an intimate and glittering celebration of laughs, love and music. Dont miss this performance. For details please call Pat Hood at 352-2378533. Our Cruise on Dec. 4, 2014 on the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas still has cabins available. In order to get the best cabins, early booking is highly recommended. 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Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 THE WOW FACTOR!!!! 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 SPARKLING MADISON MODEL YOUR PLACE IN THE SUN! 6779 SW 112th St, Fairway Oaks 2/2/2 Essex with outdoor courtyard for entertaining on maintained lot. Great price at $95,000. The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com 6776 SW 114th Street Rd. Baytree Greens, 3/3/2 Yorkshire with space for private outdoor entertaining on maintained lot. So much house for $112,000. The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com Stucco Biscayne Villa, 3/2/2. Formal living room and dining room. 3 bedrooms or 2 bedrooms with a den. Large courtyard with brick floor, veranda off the kitchen eating area. Maintained property. $95,500 MLS#392825 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 2 Bedroom/2 Bath concrete block home for only $98,900! New roof. New laminate flooring. Large Florida room. Newer A/C, Newer hard surface (Ecco) counters in kitchen. $98,900 MLS#395566 Pat Stimmel 895-5160 San Antonio Model. 3/2/2 with 1748 Sq. Ft., Corian counters, tile and hardwood floors, French doors lead to nice master size bedroom. $169,900 MLS#398802 Serago Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 OPEN FLOOR PLAN CALLING ALL SNOWBIRDS Why rent when you can own? Lovely 2/2/1 in Oak Run Country Club. Home boasts tile and wood laminate flooring, eat-in-kitchen plus dining room. $64,900 MLS#399056 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 ONE OF OAK RUNS FINEST! 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 Kapioski 208-1635 JUST THE PERFECT SIZE 2/2/1.5 Fairfax Model New roof 2011, A/C 2006, extended driveway, newer tile in kitchen. Great view from your front door. $89,500 MLS#399876 Serago Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 WALK TO PALM GROVE CLUB Beautiful Caneel Bay Model, 2/2/2 + Den, 1403 Sq. Ft. Laminate flooring and ceramic tile on the Golf Course. Gorgeous eat-in kitchen. Close to Palm Grove Club. $172,000 MLS#397699 John Kapioski208-1635 GEORGETOWN II Fabulous Georgetown II, 3/2, Newer A/C, Newer Roof, Beautifully landscaped. Clean and move-in ready. $110,000 MLS#400631 Louise Pace 361-4312 LIKE NEW INSIDE REDUCED TO $59,900! 2006, 3 BR/2 Bath, modular on concrete stem wall. Spacious 1512 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 JUST THE FACTS! In the SW corridor of Ocala there are 297+ homes for sale in the 55+ communities. So ask yourself this Do I just want to list my home for sale or do I want to LIST my home to SELL? Call Decca Real Estate WE CAN HELP! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 12/29 1-3 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 12/29 1-3 PM BY ENID B. JONES Special to the CitizenThe next Marion Oaks Democrat Club meeting will be Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. (no meeting in January) at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building B. The club held its business meeting in November to work on its goals and objectives for the next year. President Dorrick Nurse received certification for MODC to continue its work after meeting the requirements laid out in the Bylaws. Other Articles of the Bylaws were reviewed to ensure compliance. Two areas of significance were the budget and the election of officers. The appointed nominating committee will present a slate of officers to the membership so that elections will be held in March. The discussion on the budget will continue in the December meeting. MODC is calling all teenagers who are 17 and 16 years old to register to vote as they will be eligible to vote in upcoming elections in 2014 and 2016. Voter registration opportunities (nonpartisan) are being explored. Members are looking forward to the annual Christmas Dance in December. Action meetings For information on healthcare contact Ana Wilson at (352) 732-6599 ext. 249 at Exchange Marketplace enrollment navigator(s). Other counselors can be reached at ext. 237. For a general overview of the Act, you can visit: www.kaiserfoundation.org or https://www.healthcare.gov/ The Friday Forum of Marion County meets on the second Friday of each month. These luncheon meetings are held at Buffet City, State Road 200 at Martin Luther King Blvd. Speakers discuss a different topic each month. Lunch is $10, and an RSVP is suggested. For more information contact the Friday Forum of Marion County: fridayforumofmarioncounty@gmail.com Delphine Herbert 352-873-9970 or Jan Lentz 352-425-6219. As usual volunteers are needed at Democratic Executive Committee Headquarters at 601 SW 1st Ave., Ocala to help with the phones on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information call 352-402-9494 or email Joyce Blake at blakejag90@embarqmail.com Marion Oaks Democratic Club The Marion County Sheriffs Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program, a free 12-week educational course about the operations of the Sheriffs Office, is accepting applications for the winter course. The class will be offered at three locations. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will host a Tuesday evening class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 28. The class will be held at MCSO Central Operations, 3300 NW 10 St., Ocala in the Multipurpose Conference Room. To register for this class, e-mail Jenifer Lowe at JLowe@marionso.com or call 352-368-3598. The Belleview Public Library, 13145 SE County Road 484 in Belleview, will host a class on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 4:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 29. To register for this class, e-mail Jenifer Lowe at JLowe@marionso.com or call 352-368-3598. On Top of the World will host a class on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 30 at its Master the Possibilities learning center. Registration for the OTOW class is open to the public but must be done through Master the Possibilities by calling 352-8543699 or online at MasterThePossibilities.com. All students must complete the application form found on marionso.com. During the program, MCSO staff will highlight all units within the Sheriffs Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the field of law enforcement, investigations, corrections and prosecution. After graduation, students will be offered an exclusive chance to obtain their concealed weapons license through a firearms safety course instructed by Sheriff Chris Blair. Sheriff Citizens Academy holding registration Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com

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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Michelson, Jerry and Karen Schneider, Steve Snowman, Estelle Clark, Dianne Lovely, and in charge was Wendy Phillips. Tags were taken off the tree by residents and gifts then were purchased and place under the tree then picked up by Fire Chief Michael Connolly at Fire Station 21. Then the gifts are delivered to under-privileged kids and their families in the Forest. The tree is put up the day after Thanksgiving and taken down the day after New Years Day. The On Top Of The World Lion Club is getting ready for its second annual Trashy Fashion Show on April 25. We are still looking for models and sponsors. If anyone is interested please contact Estelle Clark at 352-861-7358. Merry Christmas and Happy New YearSend news to me by phone 352-2379208 or e-mail at jroberta@cfl.rr.com. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 After Christmas at the North Pole Santa and his reindeer got time for a rest. This gave Rudolph a chance to do something he had wanted for a long time. He made an appointment with a plastic surgeon because he was so sensitive about his long ears which were much more prominent than the ears of the other reindeers. So one week after Christmas, he let the good doctor do the reconstructive surgical procedure, and since that time, January 1 has been celebrated as New Ears Day. I think I heard that right.The red wagonThe day after Christmas the pastor of a church was looking over their Nativity scene when he noticed the baby Jesus was missing from among the figures. Some time later he saw a little boy with a red wagon, and in the wagon was the figure of the baby Jesus. He walked up to the boy and said, Well, where did you get Him, my fine friend? The little boy replied, I got him from the church. And why did you take him? The boy said, Well, about a week before Christmas, I prayed to the little Lord Jesus and I told him if he would bring me a red wagon for Christmas, I would give him a ride around the block in it.iWorld ChristmasMom wasnt too happy. Her son got an iPhone and her daughter received an iPod. She gave her husband an iPad and he gave her an iRon. Thats when the fight started.DoggoneJudy couldnt wait to return some horrible presents she received; so she went to the crowded parking lot at the local shopping center, and rolled down the car windows to make sure her yellow Lab puppy had enough fresh air. He was stretched out on the back seat and Judy needed to impress upon him that he must remain in the car. Judy walked to the curb backward, pointing her finger at the car and saying emphatically, Stay! You stay. Do you hear me? over and over again. The driver of a nearby car gave her a strange look and shouted, Why dont you just put it in Park?Poor Richards parade?A group of local homeless folks have announced their intention to join this years traditional parade of mimes and other performers on New Years Day in Philadelphia. Theyre billing it as The mummers and the paupers.Covered for ChristmasJohns wife told him shed like to be completely pampered for Christmas, and he did his best to oblige. He only hopes shes ok with the fact that in her size, he could only find Depends.The day after ChristmasTwas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, Every creature was hurting, even the mouse. The toys were all broken, their batThe days after Christmas and time for a rest teries dead, Santa passed out, with some ice on his head. Wrapping and ribbons just covered the floor, While upstairs the family continued to snore. And I in my T-shirt, new Reeboks, and jeans, Went into the kitchen and started to clean. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the sink to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the curtains, and threw up the sash. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a little white truck, on the street so near. The driver was smiling, so lively and grand, The patch on his jacket said U.S. POSTMAN. With a handful of bills, he grinned like a fox Then quickly he stuffed them into our mailbox. Bill after bill, after bill, they still came. Whistling and shouting he called them by name: Now Macys, now Wal-Marts, now Pennys and Sears Heres Best Buys and Targets and Belks all here! To the top of your limit, every store, every mall, Now chargeaway-chargeawaychargeaway all! He whooped and he whistled as he finished his work. He filled up the box, and then turned with a jerk. He sprang to his truck and he drove down the road, Driving much faster with just half a load. 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E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N Pressure Washing Too! $ 5.00 OFF 000GV9T When you mention this ad Call Earl (352) 804-4107 Sunday, Jan. 12 Jews in the Civil WarCongregation 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 (352-2378277) 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 (352-2378277) 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. Saturday, Jan. 18 Party in the ParkOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold Party in the Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and grounds. There will be free admission, a live band, free food and games and is open to the public. There will be hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, drinks, chips, desserts, face painting, a bounce house and games for adults and children. Our Redeemer is at 5200 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-2233.Sunday, Jan. 19 Chamber Music Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society is pleased to welcome Collision, a saxophone quartet from the University of Florida, on Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. at Ocalas Queen of Peace Church, 6645 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. The group will be playing original music for saxophone as well as more traditional chamber music arranged specifically for saxophone. The immense popularity of the saxophone group is due largely to the variety of sound capabilities of the saxophone; from sweet, gentle, or bold to soulful and playful. Marion Chamber Music Concerts are always free of charge. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit the website: marionchambermusic.com. Saturday, Jan. 25 Flea Market at St. JudeSt. Jude Catholic Community will be having another open flea market on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will start receiving donations for the sale immediately. Please clean out your closets and bring items that are clean and in good/excellent condition to the church hall. We cannot accept TVs as donations. Space rentals are available for an 8 x 8 space to sell your own items. Inside space is $20; outside is $15. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. For more information please call Midge at 352-203-7182 or Linda at 352-209-4724. Please join us for a fun day.Monday, Jan. 27 School referendum discussionThe League of Women Voters of Marion County will conduct a meeting concerning The School Referendum on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala Police Dept. Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala. Speakers will be Ray Seaman and Nancy Noonan, co-founders of Marions United for Education. The event is free and open to the public.Tuesday, Jan. 28 Breast cancer support group meetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. We are not meeting on Dec. 31, so our next meeting will be Jan. 28. At this meeting we will have a trainer give us a demonstration of Tai Chi as well as participation in this activity and an explanation of the benefits of Tai Chi for breast cancer survivors. Hope to see you all in the New Year. Sunday, Feb. 2 Musicale at First CongregationalThe annual Sunday Afternoon Musicale variety show will take place on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 SW State Road 200. Church members and friends will sing, dance and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to help support our music program. The Choir will sing a medley of Jerome Kern songs and the Bell-Choir will perform a novelty number. There will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Light refreshments will be served following the program.Wednesday, Feb. 5 College presents dinner theaterThe College of Central Florida Foundation will present its 16th annual Dinner Theatre production, Theres a Burglar in My Bed by Michael Parker, Feb. 5-9 in the Webber Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Evening performances, Wednesday through Sunday, begin with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Matinee performances, Saturday and Sunday, will serve lunch at 12:15 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meal times. A full schedule is available at www.cf.edu/foundation, then Events. Tickets range from $55 to $60 and guests can also reserve an entire table. Theres a Burglar in My Bed is a farce about the world famous Worthington necklace. The trysts, the plans and counter-plans all take place at the Worthingtons 200-acre Massachusetts estate with its 26bedroom mansion. This years production benefits CF Fine Arts programs and college educational programs through the CF Foundation. For more information or for tickets, call Laura Wright at 352-854-2322, ext. 1416. To sponsor a table, contact the CF Foundation at 352-854-2322, ext. 1689. Saturday, Feb. 15 Valentine Day Dance at St. JudeSt. Jude Marion Oaks Knights of Columbus Council 15644 are having their first Valentines Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Jude Catholic Community Parish Hall, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. There will be music, hors doeuvres and dancing. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 per person and are available after the Sunday Masses or by calling Ron at 352-861-1373, Joe at 352307-3848 or Ed at 352-861-6720. Join us for a night of fun and dancing with your sweetheart. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4

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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com THE BOYS IN THE BOAT By Daniel James Brown Daniel James Brown has written an excellent book about a motley rowing crew of mostly poor young men who bring home the gold from the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Against a fine-grained portrait of the Depression, Browns boys in the boat face enormous obstacles to realize their youthful dreams. The author combines impeccable research with his interviews with a dying team member, Joe Rantz, to bring us this inspiring true story. In the 1920s and 1930s rowing was one of the most popular sports in the United States. But whereas crews from eastern powerhouses of the Ivy League were usually wealthy sons of privilege, the University of Washington crew were true sons of the Depression who were toughened by hard work. We follow this amazing eight-oar crew, underdogs coming together to reach a goal. Along the way Brown educates his readers about the fine art of rowing. We learn that when any one member of a crew slumps, the entire crew goes with him; that to defeat an adversary, its not enough to give your all, you must master your opponent mentally; and you had to know deep down that you still had something in reserve, something you had not yet shown. Every detail is illuminatedthe hours of self-doubt, fighting for a seat in the boat, the pain of training in bad weather, but also the joy of getting it right when the shell seems to fly. Standing behind nine men working as one are men who inspired thembrilliant coach Al Ulbrickson and eloquent boat builder George Pocock who commented, Good thoughts have much to do with good rowing. It isnt enough for the muscles of a crew to work in unison; their hearts and minds must work as one. In Germany, Hitler was determined to dispel ideas that he and his Brown Shirts were barbarians. To that end, the Olympics he believed would make his case for him by delivering prize after prize. The day of the race two American rowers fell ill but took their seats anyhow. Knowing the outcome of the race does nothing to lessen the tension as Brown describes it. Two desperately sick rowers and the worst lane that put the crew in the path of severe cross winds might have defeated thembut, miraculously, they glided to victory, leaving Germany far behind in third place. After the last rower died, Brown wrote this: And so they passed away, loved and remembered for all that they werenot just Olympic oarsmen but good men, one and all. Bookmark Pat Wellington Bringing home the Gold The Public Education Foundation of Marion County will host the annual Classic weekend Jan. 17-19 at the Country Club of Ocala. This annual event raises college funds for local lowincome and at-risk youth in the Take Stock in Children program. A partnership with the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Ocala, the Classic weekend of events includes the Moot Thomas Golf Scramble on Friday, Jan. 17, the Sneakers and Smores 5K Run/Walk on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 18, and the two-day Memorial golf tournament on Jan. 18 and 19. Since 1996, the Classic weekend has raised over $1.2 million dollars in scholarships for deserving students in the Take Stock in Children program. Through the upcoming events, the program hopes to raise much-needed funds to provide scholarships for 10 additional students. With rising tuition costs and significant increases of other college-related expenses, students are struggling more than ever to achieve their dreams of a college education. Take Stock in Children of Marion County currently serves more than 145 students in grades 9-12 annually. A newly-added event to the traditional classic is the Sneakers and Smores 5K Run/Walk which is open to all individuals, families, companies and local organizations. School teams are encouraged and a special prize will be awarded to the school with the most participants. The 5k features family-friendly activities, giveaways, and a kids dash. Registration for the 5K is $25 per person, with all proceeds going to raise smore scholarships for Take Stock in Children. The Public Education Foundation seeks participants, volunteers and sponsors for the upcoming Classic weekend. To learn how you can support the Take Stock in Children program and participate in the Classic events, please call 352-671-4167 or visit www.pefmc.org. Classic weekend helps college-bound youths Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Church launches new Spanish ministryCrossroads Church of God launches a new Spanish ministry with new Pastors Carlos and Eileen Lopez. Spanish services will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. and on Thursday evenings at 7 we will conduct a Bible study. Pastors Carlos and Eileen Lopez invite you to come and grow with us in the coming year. 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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 000GYJA Marvin Brooks 989-3162 From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! NOW HIRING SALES ASSOCIATES FOR BUSY OFFICE Please contact John Haynes at 352-237-4343 or e-mail him at bigsunrealty@cfl.rr.com F ANTASTIC 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 . . . . . . . . $39,500 8874-C SW 95TH STREET DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 200 main gate, T/R on SW 85th T er., T/L SW 9 5t h St., Home on Left. OPEN HOUSE 8874-C SW 95TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 9196-C SW 89 TERR. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses IMMACULATE MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2 EXPANDED END UNIT VILLA. Newer heat/AC 2012. Library or home office, F lorida room with tinted windows, kitchen, dining rm. and living rm. S plit plan bedrooms and baths. T his fantastic home is close to the golf course and dog park. R ocking chair front porch. N o homes behind you or in front. G olf cart and furnishings available for purchase, except artwork. M ake this your first stop and it will be your only home to preview. MLS#400280/LBK/PRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $84,000 9196-C SW 89 TERR. DIRECTIONS: OTOW Gate from SR 200, SW 99th St. Rd., T/R on SW 92nd St., T/L on SW 89th Terrace. Home on Left. INCREDIBLE HOME 4/3/2 on corner lot in gated community Brick exterior, upgrades galore & spacious living interior. Fenced yard with patio entertainment area. This is an absolute MUST SEE! MLS#397530/DP/DOR . . . . . . . . $246,500 From all of us here at ERA Big Sun Realty BEAUTIFUL HOME located on one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus study den, kitchen has snack bar, kitchen nook. Inside laundry room. Split bedroom plan, tile and carpeting throughout. Open roof over porch overlooking private backyard. Master bath has double vanities and Jacuzzi tub, ex-large walk-in closet. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#394945/BH/CHA . . . . . . . . . . . . . $230,000 BEAUTIFUL GOLF COURSE 3/2/2 HOME & relax and enjoy on your screened lanai! MLS#398879/MB/BRI . . . . . . . . $159,900 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 WELL-MAINTAINED EXP 2/2/1 with title everywhere excl. bedrooms, large Fl room, newer air, roof, appliances & windows. All double-pane windows & 2 solar tubes. MLS#393120/SR/SCH $34,900 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 SINGLE FAMILY HOME with 2/2/2 +den/ study has lots to offer. Home features eat-in 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 BETTER THAN NEW with all the upgrades. Mr. Clean lives here. This stunning home is located in one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, living room, dining area, beautiful kitchen w/pass-through, glass-enclosed Florida room, screenedin bird cage, no maintenance yard. MLS#395953/MB/GAR . . . . . . . . . $164,900 BRIGHT AND CHEERY 2/2/1 VILLA with neutral colors., eat-in kitchen, F lorida 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. P ark-like setting in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the wide tree lined street. H ome is located close to golf-course, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS #396718/ LBK/PRA . . . . . . . $37,000 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 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 MOVE-IN READY JUST BRING YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS. Cute-as-a-button 2/2/1 with family room, Florida room under heat & air overlooking private backyard. Light & bright, new carpeting, newer appliances, pull-outs in kitchen cabinets, pull down ladder in garage for storage. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#391355/BH/MAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $34,500 BEAUTIFUL DECORATED 3 BR, 2 BATH, HOME eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, enclosed screen lanai with very private yard! Home is ready. MLS#399285/MB/RAC . . . . . . . $209,000 MOVE RIGHT IN this 2/2/1 with family room, freshly painted inside, includes all appliances, vinyl enclosed lanai plus open patio, chain-linked fence out back. Wood laminate flooring galore! MLS#397984/BH/ETT . . $36,500 WHATS 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 you pups. MLS#398670/LK/THO . . . . . . . . . . . . . $204,500 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 kitchen 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 OP EN SUNDAY 12:00-1:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 1:30-2:30 PM PRICE RED UCED MEADOW GLENN ON TOP OF THE WORLD 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, work shop and all appliances. MLS#394006/JM/STR . . . . . . . . . . 99,000 CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP ACRE ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD INDIGO EAST ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN 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 ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD THIS 2/2/2 EXPANDED 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 ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING

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Tuesday, Dec. 31 United Way Day of Caring deadlineUnited 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 352732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org.Friday, Jan. 3 The Kingsmen performBegin 2014 being encouraged and uplifted listening to The Kingsmen, Christian musics most predominate Quartet. This Christian Music Hall Of Fame award-winning 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, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Take Charge of Diabetes deadlineIf you are part of the nearly 10.6 percent of Marion Countys adult population that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has diabetes, dont ignore it take charge! The best way for people with diabetes to maintain a high quality of life is to learn about the disease and develop a healthy living plan. Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service staff and local health professionals are ready to help you by offering the 10-class series, Take Charge of Your Diabetes. Participants will learn about everything from carbohydrate counting and blood glucose monitoring to medication and foot care. The class will give participants the understanding and knowledge to actively control their diabetes and maintain a quality, healthy lifestyle. The $45 fee covers the 10 class sessions and health screening for each participant; one support person per registrant may attend for free. Participants must register by Jan. 3 by calling 352-854-3699. Classes will be at Master the Possibilities, 8415 SW 80th St., on Tuesdays starting Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. For a flier and class schedule, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm. Monday, Jan. 6 Jewish view of afterlifeWhat happens after we die? Rabbi Zeev Harari of Temple Beth Shalom will present the Jewish view of the afterlife when he delivers the next lecture sponsored by the Interfaith Alliance of Marion County on Monday, Jan. 6 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 SW State Road 200. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Born in Haifa, the rabbi immigrated to the United States in 1989 serving in Racine, Wisconsin, Minneapolis, and Linderhurst, Illinois before coming to Ocala in August 2011. He first earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Hebrew and Arabic from Haifa University and a Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Rabbi Harari was one of the founders of the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism (Israeli Reform Judaism). He was the second Israeli to be ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem in 1981. For more information telephone 352-629-3897, 352629-3587 or e-mail TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com. Saturday, Jan. 11 Pancake breakfast at St. JudeThe Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. The price is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 12. Children age 2 and under eat free. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Everyone is welcome to join us.Magic show scheduledBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, world renowned magician, is bringing his magic show to First Congregational United Church of Christ, for a fundraiser, on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews, and this is sure to be one performance you wont want to miss. Ticket prices are $3 for children 12 and under; adults $6. Refreshments will be available at intermission. To purchase tickets, please call 352-598-6272, or 352-237-3035. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door. First Congregational Church is at 7171 SW State Road 200.Dueling Pianos at Circle SquareExperience the Dueling Pianos Interactive Dance Party at Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. This high-energy, rock n roll sing-a-long dance party is a performance with an edge. It will get you out of your seat and on your feet. The Rockin Piano players perform popular hits from every era imaginable. From Elvis to Lady Gaga and Neil Diamond to AC/DC, they have it covered. Other popular selections are Billy Joel, Blink 182, Journey, Elton John, Bon Jovi and much more. Not only can the Rockin Piano players perform thousands of songs at the drop of a hat, but they also possess comedic timing and have the personality to engage and influence audience participation. The Rockin Piano players act includes a state of the art light show and with an open dance floor the party will start and the energy level will be up for the entire show. Remember to wear your dancing shoes and get out of your seat and enjoy a night filled with dancing, singing and having fun. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $14. For more information on the 2014 Entertainment Series including dates, performers and ticket prices, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com 000GYL7 9045 SW HWY 200 Ocala, Florida 34481 352-861-9473 Specializing in the like-new car, without the new car price! Come see us and see why buying a new car never makes sense! Dont Worry Buy with confidence! All Wise Way vehicles are certified! www.wisewayautoinc.com Auto Sales, Inc. Family Owned & Operated Since 1999 South Marion Citizens readers Choice Poll #1 Used Car Dealer for 7 Consecutive Years! Mention this ad and get 3 years of FREE service with your next vehicle purchase! 000GTTZ Barbara Stylist, Connie Stylist, Christine Stylist, Jackie Stylist, Lana Stylist, Teresa Stylist, Theresa Nail Tech, Lacy & Cindi Assistants 000GZP0 9070 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala 352 854-5566 J ac ki e s Beauty Within Hair & Nail Salon Jackies Jackies Beauty Within Hair & Nail Salon Beauty Within Monday Friday 8:30 till Stylist Wanted T o all of our long time friends and to those not yet friends... Happ y Holida ys Happy Holidays! Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon Phone 352-489-4566 000GOLL C om e Pl ay Th e #3 Ra nk ed (Golf Digest) 9 H ol e Go lf Co urse in Fl or ida R ai nb ows E nd G ol f Cl ub P lay 9 H ol es fo r $ 17 00 a nd G et Th e 2nd N in e FR EE I nc lu des Ca rt + Ta x. Exp ire 1 /30 /14. Mu st pres ent t hi s co up on at Go lf Sh op www.rainbowsendgolfclub.com 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 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 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 000GCZS 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am W EEKLY A CTIVITIES Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 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 000GYLQ Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000GAAF A Progressive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000GUM1 College Road Baptist Church 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, FL (352) 237-5741 Rev. Alan Cotney, Pastor Rev. Jeff Rountree, Minister of Worship Rev. Rob Loy, Jr., Student Minister Jason Kaminski, Childrens Minister Trina Loy, Preschool Director Holding Forth the Word of Life...JESUS Sunday Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School Wednesday 6:30 PM Children/Student Ministries 6:30 PM Mid-Week Bible Study www.collegeroad.org Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000FWF5 Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P.M. Sunday AWANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . 6:45 P.M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000GLGD PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 000GUYF 11251 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: Tues. 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 000GDGD 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:30 Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Friday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available Catch our events & sermons at www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countrysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Nursery provided Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000GL0K 000FTQA 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-561 1 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undamental Dr. Mike Patton Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Assistive Listening System Nursery provided for all services 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 to 711195 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 Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 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 Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Teaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P.M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000FR23 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 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 E The Environmental MagazineDear E arthTalk: Do you have any tips for ex plaining global warming and other complex environmental problems to my kids? -Peter B uckley Pittsburgh, P A Kids today may be more eco-savvy than we were at their age, but complex topics like global warming may still mystify them. Luckily there are many resources available to help parents teach their kids how to understand the issues and become better stewards for the planet. A great place to start is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (EPAs) A Students Guide to Global Climate Change website. The site is divided into sections (Learn the Basics, See the Impacts, Think like a Scientist and Be Part of the Solution) so kids can get just the right amount of detail without feeling overwhelmed. One feature of the site is a virtual trip around the world to see the effects of climate change in different regions. An emissions calculatorwith questions tailored to kids lifestyleshelps connect everyday actions (like running the water while brushing teeth) and climate change. And a FAQ page answers some of the most common questions about climate change in easy-to-read short paragraphs. Another great online resource is NASAs Climate Kids website, which engages kids with games, videos and craft activities and offers digestible info on whats causing climate change and how kids can make a difference. A guided tour of the Big Questions (What does climate change mean? What is the greenhouse effect? How do we know the climate is changing? What is happening in the oceans? and others) uses cartoon characters and brightly colored designs to help kids come to grips with the basics. Perhaps even more engaging for those eight and older is Cool It!, a card game from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The game, designed in collaboration with science educators, requires players to collect solution cards in the categories of energy, transportation and forests, while slowing opEARTH TALK Teaching en vironmen tal problems t o children PLEASESEEEARTH, PAG E22

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Friday, December 27, 2013 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Todays New Ads BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 Part Time Clerk Wanted The UPS Store11100 SW 93rd Court Rd. next to IHOP. Computer exp requested Seniors welcome, please send resume to: S tore5520@theup s store.com Please come in after 5pm Mon-Fri if in person. WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 Part Time Clerk Wanted The UPS Store11100 SW 93rd Court Rd. next to IHOP. Computer exp requested Seniors welcome, please send resume to: S tore5520@theup s store.com Please come in after 5pm Mon-Fri if in person. ALL CLASSES FOR 2014 Spring Hill & New Port Richey COSMETOLOGY BARBERING NAILS SKIN MASSAGE TherapyDAY & NIGHT SCHOOLFull Time & Part Time Full Specialty & Instructor Training BENES International School of Beauty www .benes.edu (727) 848-8415 (352) 263-2744 1 (866) 724-2363 TOLL FREE STATE APPROVED FOR VA TRAINING Become an Avon Rep Today! Free Training. $10 to join. Call Chuck (352) 503-4816. Independ. Avon Rep. DUDLEYS AUCTION Saturday, Dec. 28th YEAR END Extravaganza !! Preview: 8am ~Auction:9 am household, hardware etc multiple est ates liquidation a-z good stuff!!! ********************** Call for info 352-637-9588 Dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10%bp cash/ck BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 2 wheel Chairs$100 and $50 (352) 873-0885 Hospital Bed,w/ bar, & mattress $275. (352) 873-0885 Tub Chair$45.2 POTTY SEATS$40 and $45. (352) 873-0885 A-1 LADY BUYER!Buying Old Costume Jewelry, mens watches, fishing Old Stuff352-344-3809 Dachshund Mini Long Hair, Male Puppies blk & cream, Champion blood line. Health Cert. $300. (352) 795-0200 (352) 220-4792 Cell Dachshund Mini Long Hair, Male Puppies blk & cream, Champion blood line. Health Cert. $300. (352) 795-0200 (352) 220-4792 Cell Clipper Blade Sharpening Service WE SHARPEN... Small Animal Clipper Blades Large Animal Clipper Blades Oster & Andis Clipper Repair Grooming Scissors Contact Bill 352.246.4922 metaledgesharp.com CRYSTAL RIVERA Bit of ParadiseStudio on Lake Russo boarding bird sanctuary, large Studio, w/ cath. ceilings, priv. dock & boat launch, great Bass fishing, direct TV, wifi., laun. rm. all util. paid, Only $750 Ref. needed. Call Mike (575) 613-3729 Leave message 64 Westview, Panacea, FL.32346 2 bedroom. 1-1/2 bath. Hardwood floors,recently remodeled,2 sheds, 2 carports. $60K.Off Otter Lake Rd. 850-962-3336 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403South Marion CitizenClassifieds Get Results! 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. 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Expires 1/2/14 Read the classifieds Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Dec. 29: 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. Evening worship begins at 6 p.m. with study in the book of James taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, Jan. 1: There are no services nor activities scheduled for New Years Day. However, as we look back over this year of 2013, it would be well to review all the events that have been a part of our lives to determine which have been helpful and which have not and accordingly plan how we might improve upon them in the New Year of 2014. Surely as Christians we have much to be thankful for, but likewise we no doubt have those things we need to change to make the new year better. Surely those things we have received as blessings from God will hopefully continue to be a positive influence in our lives, but those things which have been less desirable are things that we might well choose eliminate. What will your life reveal when you finish this coming New Year? Will it be a better year than the one you are now finishing or will you have regrets. Its in your hands, but dont leave God out of the equation, for doing so will surely result in the latter rather than the former. May you enjoy the blessings and the help of God during the New Year of 2014. 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, Dec. 29, 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. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, The Reason for Joy! 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. There will be no Wednesday Evening Bible Study this week due to New Years Day. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 9510 S.W. 105th St., off State Road 200. The church phone is 352237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.First CongregationalBegin the new year with a refreshing look at the historical Jesus with a look at the political climate of the day. Ponder the questions of why Jesus came when he did, why the confluence of the Baptism movement of John and why the Kingdom movement of Jesus. The First Light Bible Discussion at First Congregational Church (7171 State Road 200) will be presented from Jan. 5 through Feb. 23, each Sunday at noon. This 8week DVD and group discussion program was developed by John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg, two of the worlds leading theological scholars. Crossan, a scholar, historian of early Christianity, and a former Catholic priest, is professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at De Paul University, and widely regarded as the premier Jesus scholar in the world. Borg is a New Testament scholar, theologian, author and former Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University (retired 2007). Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Dec. 27: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014: HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thursday, Jan. 2: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.St. Jude CatholicCreole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Jan. 12 and 26. Anthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. It is now located on the north side of the building for your shopping convenience. We will have a special Hour of Prayer with the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 6 p.m., to ask the Lord for His guidance in the upcoming New Year. A Mass will follow at 7. This is also the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God. Another Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 9 a.m.College Park ChurchCollege Park Church is pleased to announce that on Sunday, Jan. 12, it will be going to two services. The day of worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a traditional style service featuring many of the great hymns that are known and loved by many. Sunday school classes will immediately follow the traditional service. Then a new casual style service will begin at 11:15 a.m. called Cross Training at College Park Church. It will feature the contemporary praise and worship songs of today lead by the College Park Church praise and worship band. The ministry staff of College Park Church includes senior pastor Dr. James L Fleming, associate pastor and youth minister Keith Mitchell, and worship leader Kelly McVey. The church is non-denominational Christian in theology and practice, but is not an independent church. The congregation is vitally connected with 2,300 other congregations whose general offices are in Anderson, Indiana. The decision was made to go to two services in an effort bring more people to Christ by offering more options for them to attend on Sunday mornings. The Cross Training service will offer a unique style with a casual atmosphere that invites people to come as they are. It has long been a mission of College Park Church to reach the students of the College of Central Florida given the churchs close proximity to the CF campus. College Park Churchs worship leader Kelly McVey (who was included as a top four finalist in the JoyFMs cellphone superstar contest this summer) is also a student at the College of Central Florida. Worship is a vital part of being a Christian and Im so thrilled that we are starting this additional worship service. I think its great for new comers or even people who have been attending the church for years to have a couple of options when choosing the worship style they prefer.(McVey) The people at College Park Church are known for their hospitality, love and fellowship. College Park Church of God is at 3140 SW 26th St., Ocala, (right across the street from the CF bookstore). The office phone number is 352-237-2247 and church website is www.collegeparkchog.org. Religion ponents down by playing problem cards along the way. The game enables teachers and parents to talk about global warming in a fun and hopeful way, reports UCS. Kids, meanwhile, will learn that all of us make choices that determine whether the world warms a little or a lot, and which of those choices reduce global warming emissions. The game is available for purchase ($7.95) directly from the UCS website. Younger kids curious about climate change can consult the Professor Sneeze website, which features online illustrated childrens stories that present global warming in a familiar context. The stories for fiveto eight-year-olds follow a cartoon bunny on various warming related adventures. A few of the story titles include The Earth Has a Fever, Where Are the Igloos of Iglooville? and Tears on the Other Side of the World. The site also features stories geared toward 8to 10-year-olds and 10to 12-year-olds. Of course, teachers can play a key role in making sure kids are well versed in the science of climate change. A recently launched initiative from the National Center for Science Education (NCSE)long respected for its work in defending and supporting the teaching of evolution in the public schoolsaims to help teachers do a better job of teaching climate change in the classroom. The groups Climate Change Education website points teachers to a treasure trove of resources they can use to demystify the science behind global warming, combat climate change denial and support climate literacy. CONTACTS: EPAs A Students Guide to Global Climate Change, www.epa.gov/climatestudents; NASA Climate Kids, http://climatekids.nasa.gov; NCSEs Climate Change Education Initiative, http://ncse.com/climate; Professor Sneeze, www.contespedagogiques.be/pages/accueil_angl.ht ml.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. EARTHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Workshop for artistsRegistration for artists workshops offered by the Ocala Art Group the Winter/Spring of 2014 is now open for all artists 18 years or older as follows: Two Days-Robin Maria Pedrero Jan. 9 and 10 materials not included. Acrylic with mixed media. $140 members / $170 non members. One day-Maria Luisa De Curtis Feb. 13 materials included. Watercolor Batik, which are Kathie George original designs. Early Bird: $120 member / $150 nonmembers. After Feb. 13, $140 members/$170 non-members. Two Day Gloria Betlem April 10 and 11 materials not included Expressions in Pastels Early Bird: $120 Member / $150 non member materials not included After March 14: $140 member / $170 non member. The workshops are held at the Appleton Museum of Art, Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, in the Art Space between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The day before each workshop there will be a demonstration in the Appleton Auditorium open to current and newly joined members. Membership is $30. Pre-payment to each workshop is required; to register identify your choice and send payment to Workshops, 8264 115th St., Road, Ocala, FL 34481 or call Sharon at 352-527-9372. For more information visit www.ocalaartgroup.com.

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BRIEFS Habitat needs volunteersHabitat for Humanity of Marion County is looking for volunteers to help in construction, fundraising, our ReStore, and for our up-coming Strawberry and Craft Festival. This is a great opportunity to start the year off by helping families in need in our community. If you are in need of community service hours or have a heart for families, Habitat is the place to be! Come make new friends, and have a great time. Habitat for Humanity needs your help to make a difference in Marion County! To find out about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. please visit our website at http://habitatocala.org/vol unteer/ or call Brittney Fish, volunteer coordinator, at 352-351-4663. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is a donor/volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with God and families in need. Habitat for Humanity is A Hand Up Not a Hand-out. Oak Run writer wantedThe South Marion Citizen is seeking a volunteer correspondent from Oak Run. Correspondents generally collect information from clubs and organizations in their communities, and compile that information into a readable column. Some also attend various club meetings and take pictures. Columns for big developments are generally submitted weekly, while smaller communities run 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. INDEX Bookmark..............................20 Cherrywood.........................12 Classifieds.............................22 Marion Oaks...........................7 Oak Run.................................14 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................18 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................19 Puzzles...................................16CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 31 www.smcitizen.com24~ Friday, December 27, 2013 www.smcitizen.com Oak Run decorationJoseph and Norma Yepez stand in front of an elaborate indoor display at their home in Oak Run. They were celebrating Christmas by decorating their house.PHOTO BY RON RATNER PHOTO BY ERYN WORTHINGTON/CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLEOcala man wins a carLove Honda in Homosassa made one mans Christmas a little sweeter Saturday. Shelton Peddle of Ocala won a tiger-eye-pearl 2013 Accord LXS twodoor car after he shot a hole-in-one 154 yards from tee No. 8 at Candler Hills Golf Club in Ocala during the 10th annual Kinsey Lynn Bogart benefit in October. Pictured with Peddle is customer relations Jim DeSanti, left, and vicepresident Chad Halleen, right. Marion County Hospital District Trustee Chairman Jon Kurtz announced that he has been notified by Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA) that HMA has decided to defer approval of the proposed definitive agreement for the long-term lease of Munroe Regional Medical Center to Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS). CHS is currently pursuing a merger with HMA, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014. The proposed Munroe Regional lease agreement is contingent on the successful completion of the CHS/HMA merger, and Kurtz does not expect that CHS will take formal action on the lease agreement until after the closing of the CHS/HMA merger. CHS has communicated to Kurtz that it remains committed to completing the proposed lease transaction after the close of the CHS/HMA merger, pending Board approval, and that it remains excited about the opportunity to work with the medical staff and employees of Munroe Regional in their service to the community. Kurtz also indicated today that the District stands ready to consummate the proposed lease agreement as soon as it receives approval from CHS and all necessary regulatory approvals have been obtained. Company delays hospital takeover The unemployment rate in the Workforce Connection region was 7.1 percent in November, down 0.2 percentage points over the month and 1.9 percent lower than the same time last year. Out of a labor force of 207,318, there were 14,782 unemployed, a drop of just 91 over the month, but 3,799 fewer than November 2012. Over the month, the labor force and number of employed fell slightly as did the numbers of jobless in Citrus and Levy counties. Marion Countys labor force remained virtually unchanged, while there was a slight boost in the number of employed and drop in unemployed. Workforce Connection CEO Rusty Skinner characterized the report as a mixed bag, noting it is difficult to determine what accounts for shrinkage in the labor force and number of employed over the month, but that gains over the year are encouraging. The November 2013 unemployment rates, released today by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, were 7.1 percent for Marion County, the lowest since June 2008 when the rate was 7.6 percent; 7.1 percent for Citrus County, the lowest since it hit 7 percent in May 2008; and 7.2 percent in Levy County, the lowest since its 7 percent rate in June 2008. Local rates are not seasonally adjusted. Floridas seasonally adjusted rate is 6.4 percent and the non-adjusted rate is 6.2 percent; the national rate, adjusted, is 7.0 percent and non-adjusted is 6.6 percent. 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M2540 . . . $17,135 . . . . $13,880 . . . $204 mo 13 KIA SORENTO LX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2414 . . . $22,335 . . . . $18,880 . . . $279 mo 13 KIA SPORTAGE LX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2421 . . . $19,850 . . . . $15,980 . . . $235 mo 13 LINCOLN MKX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2539 . . . $31,665 . . . . $26,880 . . . $399 mo 13 MAZDA CX-9 TOURING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2583 . . . $27,890 . . . . $21,880 . . . $335 mo 13 MAZDA MAZDA3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2544 . . . $13,640 . . . . $10,880 . . . $159 mo 13 MAZDA MAZDA5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2461 . . . $17,640 . . . . $13,880 . . . $204 mo 13 MINI COOPER COUPE S . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2528 . . . $24,620 . . . . $19,880 . . . $299 mo 13 NISSAN JUKE SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2509 . . . $16,560 . . . . $14,880 . . . $219 mo 13 NISSAN MAXIMA S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2399 . . . $23,240 . . . . $18,880 . . . $279 mo 13 NISSAN ROGUE S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2551 . . . $16,940 . . . . $14,880 . . . $219 mo 13 NISSAN TITAN SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2531 . . . $23,865 . . . . $20,880 . . . $309 mo 13 NISSAN VERSA SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2564 . . . $14,150 . . . . $11,880 . . . $175 mo 13 RAM 1500 SLT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2568 . . . $24,880 . . . . $19,880 . . . $299 mo 13 SUBARU OUTBACK PREMIUM . . . . . . . . M2580 . . . $23,245 . . . . $19,880 . . . $299 mo 13 TOYOTA COROLLA LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2582 . . . $16,435 . . . . $12,880 . . . $189 mo 13 TOYOTA FR-S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2389 . . . $23,350 . . . . $19,880 . . . $299 mo 13 TOYOTA PRIUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2411 . . . $21,180 . . . . $17,880 . . . $265 mo 13 TOYOTA YARIS LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2376 . . . $13,760 . . . . $11,880 . . . $175 mo 13 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2418 . . . $30,860 . . . . $25,880 . . . $385 mo 13 TOYOTA SEQUOIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2552 . . . $36,640 . . . . $31,880 13 TOYOTA TUNDRA 2WD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2576 . . . $22,550 . . . . $18,880 . . . $279 mo 13 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE GLS . . . . . . . . . M2589 . . . $16,640 . . . . $13,480 . . . $195 mo 13 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN . . . . . . . . M2430 . . . $16,998 . . . . $12,880 . . . $189 mo 13 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SPORTWAGON . M2457 . . . $17,980 . . . . $13,880 . . . $204 mo 13 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2471 . . . $19,860 . . . . $15,880 . . . $235 mo 13 VOLVO XC60 PREMIUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2542 . . . $32,240 . . . . $24,880 . . . $369 mo 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE . . . . M2293B1 . . $6,880 . . . . $3,980 11 HYUNDAI ELANTRA TOURING . . M2318 . $12,680 . . . . $9,880 . $149 mo 12 FIAT 500 POP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2052A . $12,668 . . . $10,880 . $165 mo 10 CHEVROLET MALIBU . . . . . . . . M2197A . $13,685 . . . $10,880 . $165 mo 10 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY . . M2265A . $15,640 . . . $11,880 . $179 mo 08 FORD F-150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2290A . $14,440. . . . $11,880 . $179 mo 13 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN . . M2235 . $17,860 . . . $12,880 . $189 mo 05 INFINITI FX35 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2232A . $16,550 . . . $12,880 . $189 mo 08 NISSAN 350Z . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M1973B . $15,695 . . . $12,880 . $189 mo 13 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT . . . . . . . M2346 . $16,890 . . . $13,480 . $199 mo 07 LINCOLN MKX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2145B . $17,680 . . . $14,880 11 HYUNDAI SONATA SE . . . . . . . . . . M2317 . $17,840 . . . $14,880 . $219 mo 12 LINCOLN MKZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2220 . $21,180 . . . $17,880 . $265 mo 13 FORD FUSION SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2273 . $21,550 . . . $18,480 . $269 mo 13 FORD MUSTANG CONV . . . . . . . . M2311 . $23,980 . . . $18,880 . $279 mo 08 ACURA MDX TOURING . . . . . . . M2241A . $22,400 . . . $18,880 . $279 mo 13 CHRYSLER 300 LEATHER . . . . . . M2365 . $23,560 . . . $18,880 . $279 mo 10 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA . . . . M2337 . $25,540 . . . $21,880 . $325 mo 13 INFINITI G37 SEDAN PEMIUM . . . M2036 . $28,680 . . . $23,880 . $355 mo 13 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER SPORT . . M2254 . $27,460 . . . $23,880 . $355 mo 13 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 CREW LT . . M2347 . $27,860 . . . $23,880 . $355 mo 12 BMW 3 SERIES PREMIUM . . . . . . M2359 . $31,780 . . . $25,880 . $385 mo 13 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED . . . . . . M2284 . $33,660 . . . $28,880 ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ OUR BEST DEALS! EVERY VEHICLE IN THIS LIST RECEIVES A $500 GIFT CARD WITH PURCHASE 13 CADILLAC ATS 2.0T M2537 13 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT 13 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT M2585 M2538 13 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SXT M2496 13 FORD ESCAPE SEL 2.0T M2514 13 FORD F-150 XLT CREW M2464 13 GMC TERRAIN SLE M2560 13 HYUNDAI GENESIS M2527 13 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT M2499 13 INFINITI JX PREMIUM M2572 13 LINCOLN MKZ 3.7 M2561 13 NISSAN PATHFINDER S M2517 13 TOYOTA RAV4 LE M2570 13 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 M2547 13 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT M2412 13 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG LUXURY M2584 These are only a few of our specials. $29,460 $23,880 355 /mo. $23,880 355 /mo. $23,640 $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $39,240 $30,880 $30,880 $20,135 $14,880 $ 219 /mo. $14,880 $ 219 /mo. $24,435 $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $26,960 $21,880 $ 335 /mo. $21,880 $ 335 /mo. $24,260 $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $22,135 $17,880 $ 265 /mo. $17,880 $ 265 /mo. $26,845 $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $39,860 $32,880 $32,880 $31,890 $25,880 $ 385 /mo. $25,880 $ 385 /mo. 13 NISSAN ALTIMA S $18,480 $14,880 $ 219 /mo. $14,880 $ 219 /mo. M2521 13 NISSAN FRONTIER SV $23,710 $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $19,880 $ 299 /mo. M2546 $27,680 $21,880 $ 335 /mo. $21,880 $ 335 /mo. $22,665 $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $18,880 $ 279 /mo. $26,860 $22,880 $ 339 /mo. $22,880 $ 339 /mo. $18,400 $12,880 $ 189 /mo. $12,880 $ 189 /mo. $37,690 $28,880 $28,880