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BRIEFS Volunteers needed for Special OlympicsHundreds of local student athletes gather later this month at Forest High School for Marion Countys 42nd annual Special Olympics Summer Games. But upwards of 500 high school and community volunteers are needed to provide the manpower to make these games possible. Volunteers serve as timers, recorders, award presenters, measurers, ball retrievers, catchers, parade line-up partners, and more. Because they have direct student contact, all volunteers must be pre-registered with the school district. Volunteers should report by 9:45 a.m. each day theyre on duty. Athletes are paired with student volunteers from local high schools to cheer them on and offer words of encouragement. Opening day is set for 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, with Summer Games continuing Thursday and Wednesday, Feb. 20 and 26, from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. As many as 450 schoolbased athletes will compete inside Forest High Schools football stadium at 5000 SE Maricamp Road near Ocala. This annual tradition offers students with special needs the opportunity to excel based on their own abilities. The Summer Games take place on three separate days. Each day begins with Opening Ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. and features: Wednesday, Feb. 19 150 high school and Hillcrest athletes. Thursday, Feb. 20 150 elementary school athletes. Wednesday, Feb. 26 150 middle school and Hillcrest athletes. For more information on the games or to volunteer, contact Lynn Brantley, Special Olympics Coordinator, at 671-1434. INDEX Bookmark................................7 Cherrywood.........................17 Classifieds.............................20 Judis Journal.......................10 Oak Run.................................29 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................21 Out to Pastor..........................9 Pun Alley...............................14 Puzzles...................................24CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 37 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorThe task force on dog tethering that was appointed by the County Commission has made its report, and is recommending a ban on tethering. The letter from the task force was on the agenda for the commissioners at their regular meeting this week. Panel chairman Kerry Crawford made the presentation, explaining to commissioners how the committee came to the 6-1 vote to recommend the ban, which includes a couple of exceptions. He said the decision was based on four factors: The issue of tethering itself. He said it can lead to aggression and animals can become territorial. The owners perspective. Some people live in gated communities where outbuildings arent permitted and the committee didnt want to infringe on property rights. Enforcement. Timed ordinances just dont work, he said. He also noted that the rules would be more of a burden on animal control people. Dog fighting. There are some out there, he said, and this would be an additional tool for law enforcement. One speaker, Roger Knechtel, spoke against the recommendations. I want to be the voice of my dog Friendly, who is out there guarding my home. He added, We have the right to tether our dog, and it should be done humanely. Commissioners accepted the letter but took no action. Well look at this a little bit, and then bring it back. The text of the letter from the committee follows: Dear Chairman Zalak: The persistent tethering of dogs has come into question with increasing frequency throughout the U.S. and in many jurisdictions in the State of Florida. This task force was appointed pursuant to an initiative by local humane organizations, private citizens, animal welfare experts and local law enforcement to address the issue of continuously chained or tethered dogs. Each member has been appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to study this issue in good faith and with an open mind so as to consider any information that may help us to arrive at our best recommendation. With that said, we respectfully submit this report to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration. Panel wants county to ban most tethering PLEASESEEDOGS, PAGE3 BY JIM CLARK EditorWith little fanfare, the Marion County Commission on Tuesday approved putting a property tax issue to fund local schools on the November ballot. The one-mill levy would be used to help fund art, music, library and PE programs along with paraprofessionals (teacher assistants) and vocational assistants, according to a fact sheet put out by the School Board. George Tomyn, school superintendent, told commissioners that it was expected to raise $14 million per year. According to the fact sheet, it could also help hire more teachers to help meet class size requirements. The resolution that was passed was sent in by Beverly Morris, School Board attorney. It was adopted by that board on Jan. 14. In addition, the resolution authorizes creation of an independent citizens financial oversight committee. School Board Chairman Bobby James also appeared at the meeting with Tomyn. Afterward, Tomyn said school officials were ready to start a push to get the measure passed. School tax gets OK for ballot Tomyn 200 Coalition to meetThe State Road 200 Coalition will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Collins Center, TimberRidge Building 5000, Suite 5001. The speaker will be Dr. Lee Niblock, county administrator. The meeting is open to the public. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKFour Chaplains honoredThe Four Chaplains were men aboard the USST Dorchester that was torpedoed on Feb. 3, 1943. They gave their life jackets to other sailors and the four went down with the ship. Above, the crowd at Veterans Memorial Park Sunday listens to a speaker. More photos, Page xx. At a rededication ceremony held Thursday on the campus of Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala Health CEO Randy McVay touted the significance of a recently completed $9.2M project of the medical center, which included a refacing of the facility exterior, reconfiguration of the Emergency Services entrance, and creation of a two-level parking garage, adding 99 parking spaces to the campus. McVay also announced the health systems next expansion projects. Ocala Health Board of Trustees, employees, physicians and visitors gathered near the hospitals front entrance as McVay, County Commissioner Carl Zalak, and CEP President and CEO Kevin Sheilley addressed the audience. A ribbon cutting followed at the newly designed hospital entrance. For the last several years as the number of patients we serve increased, accessibility to our campus became more difficult for patients, their family members, visitors, physicians, and for our Emergency Medical Services teams. We needed to improve access, noted McVay. This endeavor was challenging at times but the final result was worth the effort. McVay went on to say that this recent undertaking would not have been possible without the support of local government, emergency medical services, physicians and employees, and thanked them for helping Ocala Health meet a real community need. He then announced a $45M investment by the Hospital Corporation of America for expansion projects at both Ocala Regional and West Marion Community Hospital facilities. Expansion plans announced for West Marion Hospital PLEASESEEHOSPITAL, PAGE3 Rib saleThe Marion County Sheriffs Office recently held a rib sale to benefit the United Way. Here, the slabs are being prepared for delivery.PHOTO BY RON RATNER Helping Hands of Ocala has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from Winn Dixies Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation. We are very grateful for this generous donation as it is a big boost in helping us rebuild the lives of homeless people, said Brad Dinkins, Chairman of Helping Hands. He further commented, This is the largest grant we have ever received from the food industry. Making personal connections with local organizations and giving back to those in need in our communities is the motivating force behind who we are as a company, said Mary Kellmanson, Bi-Lo Holding senior vice president of marketing, and president of the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation. Bi-Lo Holdings is honored to dedicate time, resources and funds to benefit our customers, neighbors, friends and family. We are thankful that we are able to develop and grow partnerships with these organizations and help them improve the lives of our neighbors. The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation has a long tradition of supporting the neighborhoods in which we work and live, and makes grants available to local nonprofit organizations to support programs and initiatives fostering healthy and thriving communities. Helping Hands provides compassionate care for the poor, and the homeless by providing a safe place to live in a friendly environment, life skills training, and counseling. They also assist with food, clothes, medical, dental, transportation and jobs. Helping Hands is a charitable 501 (c) (3) serving the people of Ocala/Marion County. Established in 1943, the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is a nonprofit organization 501 (3) dedicated to making the communities we serve a better place to live. The Bi-Lo Holding Foundation awards grants to organizations that support programs and initiatives helping to foster healthy and thriving communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Shown, from left, are Winn Dixies Marion County District Supervisor Wes Bryant, Helping Hands Public Relations representative Holly Miley, and Vice President of Winn Dixie Joey Medina. Helping Hands gets grant of $5,000 from Winn Dixie Thank you to our Cutest Couple Sponsors 000HAXL PHOTO CONTEST www.westmarionmessenger.com/valentinesPrizes include Accommodations & Dinner for Two at Plantation on Crystal River Jewelry from Specialty Gems & Jim Green Jewelers $100 for Ikes/Neon Leons Enter Feb 1-15 Vote Feb 16-27 We dont take your cart away! Must present ad to qualify for discount! Ad Expires 2/28/14 New Customers Wanted! All Customers Appreciated! 8441 S.W. Hwy. 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481 At the entrance of On Top of the World in Friendship Center Mon.-Fri. 8:30am 5:00pm 352-854-2060 Friendship Center Golf Cars DONT MISS OUR Tune-Up Special Standard or Comprehensive Electric or Gas Any Make or Model At Your Home, At Your Convenience OFF DID YOU KNOW? 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Music provided by Solid Gold (Al Sutphen). A 50/50 raffle, a special Luck-of-the-Irish gift basket raffle and door prizes available. Ticket sales on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Orchid Club Lobby 9-11 a.m. Price for admission is $15 for members and guests $18. After Feb. 26, call Gloria 873-6989 or Ann 8734755. Irish attire optional.Betty Crouse leavesBette Crouse, the group leader of Oak Run N.A.P., announced her retirement at their monthly meeting. On Jan. 27, a longtime member of the Neighborhood Watch Program announced her retirement. She has served as chairperson of the Neighborhood Watch Program for over 16 years and has been one of the founding members to the program at Oak Run. A great deal of Thanks for all the time and years of dedication to the Neighborhood Watch Program. Members of the Neighborhood Watch Program wish Bette Crouse well in the future and hope she enjoys her retirement. Lt. Wissinger and Lt. Joiner, from the Marion County Sheriffs office, were on hand to presented her with a plaque signed by Sheriff Blair thanking her for her 16 years of dedicated volunteer service to the agency.Royal Oaks WomenOn Jan. 28, David and Goliath was the game (5 longest holes and 4 shortest holes were counted for the final score). The winners: 1st Flight: 1-Pat Blackburn, 2Bette Johnson, 3-Sylvia Zappia 2nd flight: 1-Joan OBrien, 2-Bea Terry, 3-B.J. Lassiter 3rd Flight: 1-Sharon Scrivens, 2Barb Scozzafava,3(tie)Kathy Kollar and Mary Kay Frandsen. Closest to the pin: Nancy LeFebevre We applaud all the winners!Do You RememberTune in to Len Teitlers Do You Remember, not just the past but remembering friends featuring Way off Broadway 2004, Give my Regards to Broadway following FYI daily from Feb. 7 to Feb. 14. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 29 Betty Crouse with Sheriffs Lt. Dennis Joiner. 000H9QC Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? 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On the Ocala Regional campus, plans are to build out approximately 56,000 square feet of new space, consolidating all current critical care beds into the new square footage. When completed, there will be a total of 34 intensive care unit beds. In all, there will be a net increase of 14 licensed beds at Ocala Regional. In addition, the post anesthesia care unit and preop area as well as preand postcath lab areas will undergo complete renovation and upgrade. Expansion at West Marion will include the addition of a cardiac cath/special procedures lab, 12 med/surg beds on the east wing of the 2nd floor and 12 med/surg beds on the east wing of the 3rd floor, for a net increase of 24 licensed beds. Also, the existing lab will be expanded by approximately 800 sq. ft., doubling its current size. These plans are extensive; the financial investment being made by HCA is significant. These projects reflect the confidence HCA has in the work we do each day, in the way we deliver quality patient care to our community, and our ability to continue doing so, McVay told the crowd. We look forward to working with our community partners in our continued efforts to bring the highest level of quality healthcare to greater Marion County. Marking its 40-year anniversary in September of 2013, Ocala Health (OH) today encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OH has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer program in Marion County. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; and a Senior Wellness Community Center. The Ocala Health website is www.ocalahealthsystem.com. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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(352) 237-3347 Caregiver/Aide/ Companion/Errands /Transportation Beth 352-861-9548 House Painting interior & exterior Pressure Washing Call Bart (352)216-9135 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 This weeks puzzle answers HOSPITALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 DOGSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The task force looked at the issue of tethering from both a public safety viewpoint as well as animal cruelty. The task force voted 6-1 that keeping a dog on a tether continuously and as a primary means of confinement was and is inherently cruel. Our challenge was to then address that cruelty while respecting the rights of property owners, and considering the impact on the hard working Animal Services staff. We solicited input from Animal Services staff and considered the position of the Florida Animal Control Association (FACA), which recognizes that the issue of tethering is a growing concern throughout the state. Jurisdictions should consider quality of life, public safety, Humane treatment and property rights when dealing with this complex issue. FACA recognizes that certain concerns should be considered in each community and that limiting tethering to a time limit may pose enforcement challenges. Tethered animals kept within a visual range or while the owner is actually outside may eliminate this challenge. The task force spent a considerable amount of time discussing various ordinances from other counties including: Pasco, Seminole, Lake, Collier, Manatee, Sarasota, Citrus, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Broward, Alachua, Okaloosa, Hillsborough, Orange and Pinellas. We also looked at several state laws including Texas and Oregon. All of these were looked at through the filter of whether the laws were simple, concise, and enforceable and addressed the issue of public safety Therefore, it is the conclusion of this task force by a vote of 6-1 that the unsupervised, unattended outdoor tethering of a dog should be prohibited. Tethering of a dog should only be used as a means of direct control of the dog, if the dog is in visible range of the owner or responsible party, which person must also be outside with the dog at all times OR the dog is tethered no longer than is necessary for the person to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be restrained for a reasonable period while the owner remains on the premises. Additionally, the task force recommends that tethering not be allowed at abandoned property or vacant land and that the tethered dog be spayed or neutered. The members of the task force would like to thank the Marion County Board of County Comissioners for giving us the opportunity to serve the citizens of Marion County. Respectfully, Kerry Crawford, Chairman, Task Force on Tethering. Read the classifieds 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome Millennium Hair Salon A Certified Goldwell Color Salon 000HBPN 10 % OFF Any Service Must present coupon. 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Friday, Feb. 7 Temples rummage saleTemple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala is holding a rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale will include clothing, household items, bric a brac, games, etc. Clothing and books will be sold by the bagfull at bargain prices. For information call Shelly at 352-694-3655.Three-day coin showThe Ocala Coin Club presents its 70th anniversary annual coin show on Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at the On Top of the World Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be U.S. and foreign coins, paper money, supplies, jewelry, artifacts, scrap gold, ancient coins and much more. There will be free appraisals, buying and selling. There will be 65 dealers on site. Admission and parking are free, there will be free door prizes and a raffle for U.S. gold and silver coins. For information call 352-748-5225.Stroke, Diabetes, heart diseaseStroke screening is coming. Preventive health screenings can detect your risk for serious disease. Early detection is Key to prevention. Sponsored by Munroe Regional Medical Center. Pre-registration is required. It starts at 9 a.m.. To register for your appointment and to receive a special $10 discount, please call 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or visit http://www.ccomc.org/. Saturday, Feb. 8 Annual chili dinnerSister Concepta, who manages Brother Keepers soup Kitchen in Ocala, is sponsoring the 7th annual Chili Supper on Feb. 8 at Blessed Trinity Church. Funds are used for repairs to the Mother House in Uganda. The dinner will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. There will be red chili or white chili plus salad and drink. The event will be at Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 5 SE 17th St. .Yard sale at CountrysideFifth annual Yard Sale in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White Elephant, Linen, Clothing, Jewelry, Homemade Bake Sale, Tools, Toys, Small Furniture, Holiday Decorations, Books, Videos, C.D.s and much more. For further information, call the church at 352-2374633.Breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will hold a community wide breakfast sponsored by the Mens Club on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala.Tuesday, Feb. 11 Barbershop Chorus gatheringThe Ocala Harmony Barbershop Chorus invites ladies to a Valentine social. Potential a capella singers (bass, baritone, tenor and lead) will celebrate with current members at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Enjoy refreshments, decorations and a short performance. Please RSVP to Lynnie at 352-591-4811 to get location and more information.Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The main topic for this months meeting will be Mac Spreadsheets given by Bob Adams. Bobs presentation will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Wednesday, Feb. 12 Hospice Thrift Store Shop HopHop on the bus and visit all five Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Discover bargains in furniture, housewares, clothing and gifts. $25 registration fee includes transportation and a buffet lunch. Pick-ups take place at Spanish Springs Station in The Villages at 9:15 a.m. or at Six Gun Plaza at 9:45 a.m. Register by calling 352-438-1138 or visit www.RCSbustours.com. Proceeds from Thrift Store sales support patient care, community grief services, childrens programs and complementary services with pets, art and music. HMC is the countys not-for-profit hospice, providing excellent end-of-life home care for our community since 1983. Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be salmon or herbed chicken breast with roasted potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Entertainment Honeys School of Dance. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 12th of February. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate 643-A Midway DR. Ocala, FL 34472.Please note if you want fish or chicken. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. All residents are encouraged to come to the Oak Run Homeowners Association General Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. to hear a special presentation on Identity Theft. We are privileged to have Cathy Costley. Victim Specialist in the Office of Attorney General, Division of Victim Services, State of Florida. She will share how to reduce the risk of identity theft and what to do if you are a victim. As identity theft is so prevalent today Ms. Costley presentation is especially timely. Look forward to seeing you at the General Meeting. Performing Arts Dispatches from Sweetgum, Texas are coming in as the Performing Arts Club of Oak Run rehearses for its Spring 2014 production of Rexs Exes. Uncle Aubrey wants to know if anybodys seen Momma Doll and if so, did she look ready for the big date. Bitsy Hargis is on the prowl for eligible roadkill on the highway of love, and La Merle Verdeen Minshew perseveres in her assertion that the RV was not stolen Rexs Exes will run Thursday through Sunday, April 3 through the 6th at Palm Grove in Oak Run. Tickets are on sale at several events and through the club. According to the ticket officer Linda Noel, Tickets are going like butter on a griddle and urges you to get a wiggle on, and join the fun.Oak Run TravelSince there has been insufficient interest shown in trip 8-Spring Training Baseball, this has been cancelled. We will see if we can get interest in attending a regular season baseball game at Tampa during the late spring or summer. Soon, we will have our meeting to assign hosts to trips that will be in the upcoming Travel Brochure. That means the new brochure will be available early in March and you should pay special attention to when our sale dates will be held in March and April for trips in which you are interested. Dont forget that we have added a couple of trips to the current schedule. There was an initial sale date on Jan. 25 for the third trip to see the horses run at Tampa Bay Downs. The trip is on Wednesday, April 16. On May 17, we have an afternoon trip to see Disney On Ice. The sale date for this is Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the Island Club (that is this Saturday). Call Connie Smith for information either of these trips. Our 11 night cruise to Panama and the Western Caribbean on Nov. 10 had a good start at the sale date on Jan. 23. There are still cabins available so call John Casabianca before they are all taken. This cruise takes in Grand Cayman, Cartagena, Colon, Cost Rica, Belize, and Cozumel. Also dont forget there is a Bermuda Cruise sailing on Aug. 18 for 10 nights. This cruise leaves Fort Lauderdale and goes to Charleston where we have 2 days, then on to Bermuda for 3 days before returning via the Bahamas. Call John Casabianca for more information. He had a sale date on Jan. 23 but still has cabins available.Irish American ClubThe club will hold the annual St. Patricks Day Party on Thursday, March 14 at the Palm Grove Club from 5:30 9:30 p.m. Menu will be corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stewed chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, salad, rolls and Irish cream chocolate cake. Coffee and soda provided. BYOB.Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Oak Run homeowners to hear about identity theft SEEOAK RUN, PAGE31 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. 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Saturday, Feb. 22 Cattle drive, cowboy roundupThe Rotary Club and City of Ocala are teaming up again to present the second annual Cracker Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round up. This family-friendly event takes place on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event begins with a cattle drive which starts on Southeast 1st Avenue. Several viewing locations are set up along the route, which can be found at www.ocalafl.org/cowboy. The Cattle Drive will end at the Tuscawilla Park, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave., where the fun will continue. Activities include games, musical entertainment, dancing, cracker food, and a beer watering hole. Proceeds from the event will go to raise funds for the Ocala Discovery Center. For more information, contact the Discovery Center at 352-401-3900. Sunday Feb. 23 Marion Chamber Music Society ConcertThe English brought us select tea, fine china, and ...s ome of the most opulent melodies in all of European music literature. English music is sonorous, harmonically elegant and refined. For our next free Marion Chamber Music concert we will feature Violist Helen Kirklin and pianist Roberta Swedien, who will feature a bouquet of English music for viola and piano Sunday Feb. 23 at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala. The concert includes works by Rebecca Clarke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Bridge, and the world premiere of Sonata for Viola and Piano by Arthur Maud. Helen and Roberta have previously performed for us to standing ovations. 352-867-1340.Tuesday, Feb. 25 Breast cancer survivors meetThe 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. Our meeting on Feb. 25 will be a Brain Booster/Brain Teaser presentation by Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top Of The World. Cammy always has a fun and interesting presentation and activity that keeps our group stimulated. Thursday, Feb. 27 Preview Night at collegeThe College of Central Florida invites students, parents and community members to 2014 Preview Night Thursday, Feb. 27. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Ewers Century Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The college will showcase the many career and educational opportunities it offers with exhibits and workshops on dual enrollment, admissions and financial aid, workforce and certificate programs, teacher education opportunities, and advanced degrees including CFs baccalaureate programs. Preview Night provides an opportunity for our community to see what options are available at CF, said Teri Little-Berry, director of Admissions and Records. For information about the free event, call Randolph Bellamy at 352-854-2322, ext. 1543. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.Friday, Feb. 28 Three-day band performancesThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band, under the direction of Les Muncaster, announces special performances featuring jazz trombonist, Harry Watters: Jazz It Up with Harry (and Friends) on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.; and T is for Trombone on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 at 3:00 p.m. with Harry and the concert band. On Saturday and Sunday, musical selections include: Flight of the Bumblebee, Embraceable You, Music from The Incredibles, Reds White & Blue March, written by Red Skelton, The Mission, Hosts of Freedom and more. All performances are at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 SE Fort King St., Ocala, and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Sunday, March 2 German American Club partyThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, March 2, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by Alpine Express! Bring your own snacks and beverages. Tickets are $15 per member or $18 per nonmember. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Singers at First CongregationalOn Sunday afternoon, March 2 at 3 p.m., the Dunnellon Concert Singers (a group of four very talented musicians) will present a program of popular songs from the 1920s to the 1960s, commonly known as the era of the Great American Songbook. Admission is free but a love offering will be received. All are invited to attend and enjoy this entertaining musical program. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. 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CBS Portofino Crescent Oaks Team #1 Pat 299-6688 Charlie 207-9588 $165,700 MLS#399696 11725 SW 72nd Circle 2/2/2, 1,787 sq. ft. CBS Tahiti Maintained Lot Laurel Oaks Serago/Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 $179,500 MLS#397142 11400 SW 75th Ter. Rd. 3/2.5/2, 2,215 sq. ft. CBS San Tropez Park View Serago/Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 $179,500 MLS#398229 6493 SW 111th Loop 3/2.5/2, 2,456 sq. ft. CBS Exp. Monaco Fairway Oaks The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 $224,000 MLS#397322 Homes are arranged by price from lowest (1) to highest (23) above which matches the homes location on the map given out at the Oak Run security gates. For more information, please call our Decca offices at 352-854-8787 or 352-873-6100. OAK RUN BIG OPEN HOUSE Sunday, February 9 1-3PM $120,000 MLS#396927 $164,000 MLS#401210 $72,900 MLS#401447 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 $127,000 MLS#390078 #9 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #1 11233 SW 73rd Circle 2/2/2+Den, 1,637 sq. ft. CBS Turnberry The Fountains Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 $122,000 MLS#402294 11644 SW 75th Circle 3/2.5/2, 1,932 sq. ft. CBS Monte Carlo The Preserve Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 #10 #22 $159,900 MLS#399660 #23

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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Wednesday, Feb. 12 World Has Talent auditionsThe Circle Square Cultural Center will hold auditions on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 5th annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show. Auditions are open to individuals, duets, and groups and registration is on a first come, first served basis with no entry fee. Talented line dancers, magicians, comedians, story tellers, dancers, acrobats, singers and other amateur performers are encouraged to audition. Each performance will be allotted a 5-minute window to catch the interest of the judges and to secure a spot in the talent show. The top 10 finalists from the auditions will participate in The World Has Talent show on Saturday, May 5, at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Contestants will compete for the grand prize of $500, second prize of $250 and third prize of $150. Auditions will be held on Feb. 12 at the Circle Square Cultural Center located at 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. For information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. Thursday, Feb. 13 Barbershoppers offer musical valentinesTell your loved ones you care with a song this Valentines Day. The Big Sun Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society will offer singing Valentines this year to benefit Youth in Harmony, a musical education program for young men. Call to arrange for the Barbershop Quartet to sing to your loved one male or female and present gifts of love. Call Daniele Cupid, 352-804-7464 for pricing and scheduling on Feb. 13 and 14.AARP Driver program offeredEach month motorists are offered the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety course at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation office. The program is a six-hour long two sessions of threehours each refresher course designed especially for ages 50 and older. Younger people are invited to take the course too. The course is offered the second Thursday and Friday for every month. The course offer practical tips in compensating for the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Safe driving practices and continued personal mobility is emphasized during the session. Most participants benefit from a discount on their insurance after completing the course. Call Joe Briggs, area instructor at 325-237-2971 and representative for further information. Friday, Feb. 14 Friday Forum features editorBrad Rogers, editorial page editor of the Ocala Star Banner, will address the role of the newspaper in todays world at the Friday Forum on Feb. 14. Join the Friday Forums community conversation with Brad Rogers at Buffet City, corner of State Road 200 and MLK Jr. Boulevard from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. We must indicate the number of people expected in order to determine which of the rooms he will reserve for us. Please RSVP to FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 or Jan Linx at 352-425-6219 no later than Feb. 12. Charge payable directly to the restaurant for this date only is $11 for Friday Forum participants. The general public will pay $14 all day. 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. 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. Memoir workshop by Patricia CharpentierYou dont have to be a writer to write your life story. 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com THE GODS OF GUILT By Michael Connelly Mickey Haller, the Lincoln lawyer who works out of his Town Car, is back after a costly scandal brought down his bid for district attorney and ended his tenuous relationship with his ex-wife. Add a daughter who wont speak to him and a near empty bank account to get some idea of his desperation when the novel opens. Consequently, he takes on a client whos a cyberpimp, a scumbag who designs websites for prostitutes who pay him with a cut of their earnings. Andre La Cosse stands accused of killing one of these working girls Giselle Dallinger. In time, Haller realizes that he knew the victim under a different name, a woman he thought hed convinced to give up the life and go straight. It also becomes plain that La Cosse is innocent because he was set up. Suddenly, the bad guys become good and the good guys become very bad. Haller dives into the case with a gofor-broke intensity that involves swaying the jury that his unsavory client has clean hands. Its an uphill battle for those gods of guilt who decide who is guilty and who is not. Who goes frees and who does not. It is a lofty and weighty burden. Connellys courtroom drama is riveting with its trip-ups, maneuvers, rulings, interaction with the jury, and cracking dialogue. The opening scene is a clever surprise. And as always Haller is a tough hustler with a good heart. His perfunctory romance falls a little flat but the illumination of how the law really works is first rate. Still, if youre a slow reader, be advised not to lay this book aside for too long because of the dizzying proliferation of characters, connections, and conspiracies. This is a stand-alone book for readers new to Connelly as well as fans. Though not a thriller, its a fine read. Gods of Guilt is a good read Bookmark Pat Wellington 000HBIT WHATS YOUR VEHICLE WORTH? 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OPEN HOUSE 8368 SW 84TH LOOP For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 8929-D SW 94TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! BRIGHT AND CHEERY 2/2/1\ VILLA with neutral colors., eat-in kitchen, F lorida rm. off the kitchen, living & dining area combined with wood laminate flooring, master bedroom with W / I closet. solar 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. home is located close to golfcourse, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS#396718/LBK/PRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,000 8929-D SW 94TH STREET DIRECTIONS: OTOW Main Gate, (SW 99th Street), T/R SW 94th St., Home on Left. OPEN HOUSE 8739 A SW 96TH STREET For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses END UNIT 2/2/1, new heat & air, new energy saving windows, all appliances & washer/dryer are included. Some furniture and golf cart are available outside the contract. Fast closing available. MLS#401812/MB/SIE . . . $54,950 8739 A SW 96TH STREET DIRECTIONS: Enter Rt.200 Gate to On Top of the World Continue to Right on 89th. Court Rd. Continue to Right on 96th. Street 8739A is on your left. NICE 3/2/2 HOME in a family community, LARGE lot, all appliances, close to schools, shopping and doctors. Very nice home. MLS#402264/JM/RIV . . . . . $199,000 NICE VILLA IN OTOW with 2 BR, 2BA with 36 ft. deep garage for car and workshop/hobby room. In the past 3 years home has had new wood floors installed except for the kitchen and baths, appliances including smooth-top range, refrigerator with ice and water, dishwasher, sink and facet in master bath, washer and dryer. There is a roof over back porch. Located on tree-lined wide street. Nice villa for the money! MLS#401507/JH/ARO/BIRM . . . . . $39,900 COME TAKE A LOOK a this popular model. 2/2/2 + a bonus room/3rd bedroom or den. Some features include: Cathedral ceilings, eat-in kitchen with bay window, open Florida room, open fenced-in patio for your BBQs or even just for relaxing. Enjoy bowling in your very own community bowling alley, awesome pool area & so many more activities to enjoy MLS#399884/BH/EDI . . . . . . . . $137,250 BRING YOUR MOST DISCRIMINATING BUYER, you wont disappoint. Beautiful home, open floor plan, no outside maintenance. MLS#402224/MB/HEN/ $187,900 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 back yard. Extra large master suite & large master bath. Theres simply too much to mention!! MLS#399844/BH/DIS . . . . . . . . . . . . $134,500 MOVE-IN READY 2/2/1.5 villa with furniture, has neutral colors, offers an eat-in kitchen, F lorida room, living & dining area combined, master bedroom with W/I closet. roof replaced 2011, open patio in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the tree-lined street. great snow-bird nest in desirable 55 plus community. F urniture list available at listing office. MLS#401683/LBK/FITZ . . . . . $40,500 AWESOME VIEW OF THE GOLF COURSE Super nice home featuring 2/2/2 w/study/den, Beautiful cherry cabinets in kitchen, glass-enclosed lanai overlooking golf course. GOLF CART INCLUDED. MLS#396448/MB/LAR . . . . . $179,000 THROUGH THE GATE, take first left, and you are home!! End unit corner unit 2/2/2 with laminate floors in living spaces and ceramic tile in bathrooms, step out your front door for a short walk or golf cart ride to shopping, bank, restaurants, etc. Golf cart included!! MLS#401787/LK/LAW . . . . . . $51,100 MOVE IN READY TURN KEY bring your tooth brush... Super nice home including 2/2 formal dining room, split bedroom plan, glass enclosed Florida room under H&A plus glassed-enclosed lanai, workshop. All this and much more sitting on a corner lot. MLS#400845/BH/AMS . . . . . $71,900 GREAT VALUE, end unit 2/2/1 villa, park-like view, screen porch, priced right. MLS#401598/SR/WIL . . . . . . $34,900 CHARMING 2/2/1 HOME in a 55+ community. AC /heat replaced 2005. L iving/dining area combined. D ining area has wood laminate flooring. P ass-off from kitchen into dining area. M aster bedroom with walk-in closet, master bath with separate vanity. G uest bedroom and bath. E nclosed lanai, larger 1 car garage for extra storage. N ewer washer and dryer 2008. H ot water heater replaced 2010. MLS#400352/LBK/WILL . . . . . . . . . . . $63,900 MOVE-IN READY JUST BRING YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS Cute as a button 2/2/1 with family room, Florida room under heat & air overlooking private backyard. Light & bright, new carpeting, newer appliances, pull-outs in kitchen cabinets, pull down ladder in garage for storage. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#391355/BH/MAR . . . . . $34,500 INCREDIBLE HOME 4/3/2 on corner lot in gated communityBrick exterior, upgrades galore & spacious living interior. Fenced yard with patio entertainment area. This is an absolute MUST SEE! MLS#397530/DP/DOR . . . . . $239,800 COME TAKE A LOOK.... This home features 2/2/2 w/glassed-enclosed lanai under heat and air. Inviting kitchen with island overlooking family room, newer appliances and hot water heater. Even comes with a golf cart. MLS#398997/BH/OMA . . . . . $49,900 BRIGHT & AIRY 2/2/2 plus den, driveway pavers. Maintenancefree stone landscaping, tiled entry, Corian kitchen, crown molding, much much more. MLS#401675/SR/NYR . . . . . $165,000 SINGLE FAMILY HOME in OTOW (55+) comm., overlooking wildlife area. Home features split plan 2BR/2BA/2-car garage, eat-in kitchen, pass-thru to great room, walk-in closets in both BR, home is light and bright and is move-in condition. Screened-in lanai has great view, no houses in back. Close to all amenities inc. driving range. Come take a look. MLS#401389/JH/PERR . . . $69,900 BEAUTIFUL DECORATED 3 BR, 2 bath, home eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, enclosed screen lanai with very private yard! Home-in ready. MLS#399285/MB/RAC . . . . $209,000 OPEN SUNDAY 1:30-3:00 PM CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 12:30-1:30 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDAY 12:00-1:30 PM HARVEST MEADOW NEW LISTING MARION LANDING SALE PENDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD INDIGO EAST ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD PINE RUN ESTATES ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN MEADOW GLENN ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS SALE PENDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS SALE PENDING SALE PENDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING SALE PENDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING

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Sunday, Feb. 16 Jazz Society to playThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month. They play a variety of music including Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 admission for Hospice. For info: 352 237-0234.Monday, Feb. 17 Legion Post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt at 352-3225966. Tuesday, Feb. 18 Cancer education, support groupA new education and support group for cancer patients, family and friends will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the West Marion Medical Plaza Conference Room, located at 4600 SW 46th Court in Ocala. The support group will meet on the third Tuesday of each month, facilitated by a team of cancer care professionals including oncology social workers, oncology patient care navigator and genetic counselor. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 800-530-1188. Thursday, Feb. 20 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its February meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. Our guest speaker will be Matt Feehan from Morgan Stanley Smith Barnery. We will also finalize chapter plans for the upcoming AFA State Winter Meeting and AFA AFJROTC State Drill Meet. Everyone is welcome.Tribute Quartet at College Road The Tribute Quartet will be in concert on Thursday, Feb. 20 at College Road Baptist Church in Ocala. Voted 2008 Horizon Group of the Year and SGNs 2008 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, this group presents Southern Gospel music at its finest. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and a $10 donation is requested at the door. College Road Baptist Church is located mile south of I-75 at 5010 SW College Road. Call 352-237-5741 for more information.Spelling bee scheduledSpellers take your mark because the Marion County Spelling Bee takes place Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 6 p.m. MTI is at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Admission is free and open to the public. This years competition draws 27 middle school students from all 10 public and one private local middle school. The local winner and runner-up advance to the 55th annual regional spelling bee in Orlando on March 26, sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel. Both the district and regional bees are preliminary rounds to reach this years Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Sandy Wilson at 352-236-0580 or Sandra.Wilson@marion.k12.fl.us. Additional information is available at www.spellingbee.com.Friday, Feb. 21 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart.Saturday, Feb. 22 Ocala 200 Lions seek vendorsThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Friendship Plaza, in front of the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space rental is $15 and you must provide your own table and setup. Hot dogs will be available for purchase and diabetic screening will be offered to the public. For more information and reservations, call Lion Bob Melnick at 352861-2730 or Lion Ralph Mills at 352-427-1217.Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 7, 2014 BY ROB SCHWARZWALDER Special to the CitizenRecently President Obama has spoken several times about his intention to use executive orders to bypass Congress and pursue things he wants accomplished. In addition to showing a certain contempt for representative selfgovernment (Congress is elected by the people, is accountable to them, and is not a mere inconvenience to be shunted aside by an aggravated chief executive), Mr. Obamas approach veers dangerously into murky waters. His potential actions will have to be scrutinized for their constitutionality, not only as to whether they violate something explicit in the Constitution, but also if they create or expand powers about which our charter text is silent. Extra-constitutionality is no pretext for federal activism. Because the Constitution does not forbid something specifically doesnt mean such action is authorized by the Constitution inferentially. The propositions of the Constitution define and limit the roles of the federal government, and do so definitively. Both the Left and the Right use the Constitutions muteness on any number of things as an excuse for federal legislation or regulation. But this is not to say that the Constitution makes room for them. Otherwise, why would there be a Tenth Amendment, which states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. How would we know to what this amendment refers if the meaning of text regarding delegated federal powers was somehow opaque? Or why would there be a process for amending the Constitution written within the text of that document itself? Why amend something whose words can simply be reinterpreted into a meaning commensurate with the political agenda of those in power? With that said, an originalist reading of the Constitution does not mean that we compel wisdom and common sense to take a holiday. Prudence, the great qualifier of extremism and overreaction, is an intrinsic part of the conservative approach to politics (and life, for that matter). Consider what often is called our social safety net Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, federally-funded public housing, the federal food stamp program. Conservatives can and should maintain that such a net is unjustified by the Constitution and that it should be fundamentally recast. However, this is not synonymous with calling for the nets immediate abolition. Instead, conservatives need to make what improvements we can, when and where we can, whether modest or comprehensive. Upgrading our systems of oldage financial and medical insurance and health coverage for the poor is needed for greater efficiency, yes, but there is nothing compassionate about continued attempts to sustain things nearing collapse. Rather than abolishing the safety net, then, conservatives argue that what we need is a multitude of nets: Stateand locallyrun social services, retirement programs, old-age medical insurance plans, and so forth. States are closer to the needs of their own people, and are more accountable than intricate, robotic, anti-human bureaucracies in what Ronald Reagan called a far-off capital, Washington, D.C. To maintain that because conservatives cannot countenance the current system of social programs they therefore oppose the purposes of such programs is untrue. We simply agree with the Founders that diffusion of power and locality of authority are better guarantees of effectiveness and integrity than impenetrable national ones. The Founders knew what they were about: They set limits on the federal government and gave states, counties, and communities great latitude to enact policies they thought best for those who live within them. One thing they did not do was imply that anything not forbidden can be done. Those who use constitutional silence as a justification for federal action are engaging not only in intellectual dishonesty but the deliberate erosion of representative self-government itself.Rob Schwarzwalder is senior vice president of the Family Research Council. For quite a while, Ive been pretty much identified as a no new taxes person. I think that government bodies ought to operate within their means, just like many families in America have to do. But theres a proposal for a property tax to help the schools floating around, one that would help fund things like art, music, etc., and I find myself leaning toward supporting it. There was a forum put on last week by the League of Women Voters and the Marions United For Education to kick off a push to pass this property tax. It was an informative evening. But there was one major thing that bothered me, and that was the makeup of the crowd. For the most part, the heads had gray hair or, in cases like me, little or no hair. In other words, there were few people there who likely had any children in the public schools. So I have to ask, Where were the parents? It would have seemed to me that if this proposed tax is as important to the education of children as backers seem to think, there would have been a bunch of parents and some school-age children there. Instead, they were conspicuous by their absence. Is it that the parents dont care? Were they too busy to spend an hour at a forum that was signing up people to push for something that could result in providing a better education for their children? If thats the case, how can these groups who hope to get this levy passed win over the voters, when a forum like this is held and parents dont show up? I know that this wont be on the ballot until November, but still, this meeting was being used to sign up people to help. Hopefully for the children, there will be a gain in momentum from the parents. One of the questions that came up was why the groups were seeking a property tax and not a sales tax. You can thank a ridiculous state law for that. Florida law says a sales tax can only be used for buildings, acquisition, etc. It cant be used to enhance programs in the schools. This is a silly limitation that legislators should change. If the people are willing to impose a tax on themselves, the schools ought to be able to use that tax to help, without restrictions. So it would behoove the backers of this proposed tax to get out and enlist the parents of local public school children. This tax is for the benefit of their youngsters at least they should show some interest in getting it adopted.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: 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. State lawmakers Sen. Jack Latvala and Rep. Ray Rodrigues recently filed identical bills in their respective chambers for the upcoming legislative session which breathe new life into a decades-old discussion as to the residency requirement for county commissioners. Although the Florida Constitution requires a county commissioner be a resident of the district in which he or she is elected, residency is not defined. Consequently, its not uncommon across the state to find some county commissioners who have two domiciles. One thats a permanent residence outside the district to which elected, and one thats temporarily acquired merely to satisfy the letter, but not the spirit, of the statute. With some county commissioners and elections officials giving the statutory requirement a nod and a wink, the proposed bill seeks to halt the gamesmanship of musical domiciles by defining residency as only one domicile at a time being maintained. The bill also lists criteria, such as the location of homestead exemption, utility usage and family residence, to aid elections officials in determining whether or not county commissioners faithfully meet the requirement of residing in the district to which elected. Since commissioners are elected at-large by countywide vote, some contend that the residency requirement is archaic and should be eliminated. Nevertheless, Sen. Latvala and Rep. Rodrigues believe voters want the county commissioner who represents them to live in their district full time. The bill is a needed step to uphold the statute from two important perspectives. First, elected officials closest to the people afford constituents the best representation. Second, it would end the present nod and wink given to it by some county commissioners and elections officials. In its present form, however, the bills absence of a penalty for those commissioners who disregard the residency requirement is a significant shortfall. Lacking an enforcement penalty, prospects for the bill ending the musical domiciles are doubtful. Accordingly, state lawmakers are encouraged to pass a bill that both clearly defines residency and carries a serious enforcement penalty. Otherwise, the residency requirement should be rescinded to end its mockery, which only serves to foster voter cynicism and undermine public trust. Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Where do our commissioners live? School tax forum: Why no parents? Constitutional silence doesnt justify activism READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Ocala SymphonyThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the community choir, choral students from the University of Florida, West Port High School and nationally known soloists to perform Carl Orffs Carmina Burana on Feb. 14, 15, and 16. Im singing with the chorus, and can assure you that the performance of this incredible music, played as originally intended with a full chorus and large orchestra, is a once in a lifetime opportunity in our community. It truly is yet another opportunity to revel in the cultural harmony of beautiful Marion County. Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased on line at www.ocalasymphony.com or by calling 352-351-1606. Life in Ocala is good! B ill Shampine On Top of the W orld Read the classifieds 406 N.E. 1ST ST. 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Doing something nice for others is typical of the generous Arian. But be prepared for some jealous types who might try to question one of your more recent acts of kindness. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to take on new responsibilities. But before you do, you might want to check out exactly what would be required of you so that you dont face any surprises later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It might be best to put off an important decision until a fluctuating situation becomes more stable. Recently received news could help resolve a long-standing family matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you still have a problem getting that information gap closed, you might consider asking a higher authority to resolve the matter, leaving you free to move on to another project. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A family matter needs to be dealt with at the start of the week. Once its resolved, the Big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until youve checked them out especially where money matters might be involved. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A business venture might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A more-positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work through a confusing situation. So put pride aside and ask for it. Youll be glad you did. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A colleagues remarks appear to be especially cutting. But dont waste your time or energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Support for your work comes as a surprise from someone you thought was critical or, at least, indifferent. If somebody gave out an award for grouchiness and downright cantankerousness, I am sure I would take top honors. Of course, according to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, there is no honor in being grouchy or cantankerous nor is there room for it in our humble abode. For the past week I have been grouchy and cantankerous and any other adjective you might want to throw into that pot of naughtiness. By the time the week ended that pot was boiling hot and about to explode. It is always beneficial to look back over an incident and figure out where you made your mistake. I often dont do it, but in this case, the mistake I made was so obvious it could not be overlooked. Most faults can be remedied if you know what to do about it. Then, there are those mistakes that no matter what you do, it still ends up being a mistake. My mistake was I exhibited my downright grouchiness and cantankerous spirit in front of my wife. I know the marriage manual says there should be no secrets between husband and wife. Down through the years I have tried to maintain that part of the marital relationship, and I have done a good job thus far. What the manual does not say is, there are special times when a husband should not speak his mind in front of his wife. My wife constantly reminds me that God gave men, two ears and one mouth for a particular purpose, open our ears and shut our mouth. I do not think I got that far in the instructions, but I will take my wifes word on that one, you can be sure. In my defense, however, this past week I was colder than I have ever been in all my life, at least that I can remember. Now, it is one thing to be cold, but quite a different thing to tell somebody, especially your wife, that you are cold. I made that mistake once and told my wife I was cold. She felt my forehead, got out my bathrobe, fussed over me all evening and made me hot tea with honey to drink. I wanted to tell her that I was cold; I did not have a cold. It was so cold the little gray cells were shivering so much they were not functioning 100%. According to some peoples opinion, it is a rare occasion when they do function 100%. As I remember it, I was looking out our back patio window, watching it drizzle and shivering in the cold. If I need any defense on my side, I did not realize that in the same room was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Enveloped in this aroma of sheer ignorance, I said out loud something to the effect, I hate this cold weather! Following that pointed observation, as I now reflect, I also growled most viciously. It was then I heard a noise explode behind me. Well, at least it is not snowing! You should be grateful for that. I swung around as quickly as possible, and there standing in all her glory with both hands firmly planted on her hips was my wife staring in my direction. The tone of her voice and her demeanor revealed I was in for one of her infamous lectures. All week long, we had been noticing some of our family up north experiencing some very severe snow conditions. Some even missed school for several days because of the snow drifting. One family member way up north was without electricity for nearly a week. In some of these areas, the temperature has been in the minus degree for at least a week. Dont you know how lucky you are to live in a place where it doesnt snow and the temperature doesnt get below zero? Instead of complaining, you should be grateful for what you really have. Think of members of our family up north suffering in that freezing weather! Would you like to change places with them right now? I have often said this and I am sure I will continue saying it until the day I die, when my wife is right she is right. No argument from me here. Then she made a statement I am still mulling over. Be thankful for what you dont have. I must say she had a great point there. Sometimes it is quite hard to be thankful for what you do not have when you are so caught up in the problems right in front of you. Be grateful. At least its not snowing Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE10 000HBO5 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Thinking about that, my grouchiness and cantankerousness began evaporating. I suppose they have their place, and I am ashamed to admit they are in my place more often than I should allow them. In many ways, it is easy to be thankful for what you have in your hand at the time. The apostle Paul pointed this out in one of his letters. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful (Colossians 3:15). For most of us, being thankful does not come natural. It is something we have to work at on a daily basis. It has to go a step further. Be thankful for what you do not have and you will be all that more thankful for what you do have.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 e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 OK, so I admit it. I love gift shops. I am addicted to scented candles, I am positively a softie for Beanie Babies and I rue the fact that I only have one neck because I absolutely crave costume jewelry necklaces. At this time of the year, my romantic side takes over and I am intrigued with all the delightful Valentine items: teddy bears bearing chocolates, heart-themed towels, cupcake shaped candles and the ubiquitous cupid appearing on cards, tee shirts and pillows. Speaking of cupid, I got to thinking if there is a Jewish connection there. After doing some research, I made some very interesting discoveries. First of all, Jews have always adopted ideas and folkways from the cultures they have lived amongst. Many of these ideas have been incorporated into Judaism but with a Jewish spin. Cupid, as it turns out is one of these myths that has found its way into Jewish culture. According to myth, Cupid (Eros in the Greek) was the son of the goddess Venus (Aphrodite in the Greek) and god Mercury. (Hermes) He is often portrayed as a winged infant carrying a quiver with bow and arrows. He is considered the god of love and he unites couples by shooting arrows in their hearts to cause the victims to fall in love. Thus his impish nature on many valentine cards. Since 1969 when the Catholic Church declared that the February 14 was no longer a saints day and worthy of veneration, the day has taken on a more secular nature and has become a special day to honor lovers and romance. In Rome, Cupid appears on sarcophagi, in paintings in Jewish catacombs and above the door to a synagogue in Capernaum in Israel, six of them to be exact. What is the significance of this erotic symbol of love doing on items associated with Jewish living during Greco-Roman times? Cupids are often depicted with holding a wine cup or with Dionysus, the god of wine. The symbolism there is that one is to be drunk with love. As similar theme resonates from the Song of Songs recited on Shabbat by followers of the Jewish Chassidic tradition: I am faint with love. Eat, friends, drink and be drunk with love. Love is a necessity of life. It releases us from isolation and makes us feel wanted and needed. The Greek philosophers believed this and this idea is found in the Talmud to live in isolation is to live without joy, without blessing, without happiness. And in Genesis, God muses that it is not good for man to be alone and so creates Eve to be a helpmate for Adam the first man. Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel comments that when God created the first person, the creature had two faces, male and female and the Lord separated them and they became two separate beings. These examples show how Jewish thoughts perceived human beings as being dependent on each other since they were created from a single source. Love was the binding force that enabled us to create families, societies and civilizations for now we needed each other for support and companionship. Many love songs recount the saying of the ancient Greeks: love makes the world go round. It was love that made life meaningful and without it we would feel remorse and sadness. In Judaism it is believed that without this impetus for love, no one would build a house, wed, have children or engage in a trade. 2014 February Straight to the Heart Judis Journal Judi Siegal PLEASESEEJUDI, PAGE11 000HB6Y 000H9SK 000H8PS

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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com The hallmark statement of faith, The Shema, Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One also has an interesting take on the theme of love. In Gematria, the system that assigns numerical values to words, the word echad or one has the same numerical value, 13, as the word ahava, love. Thus we can translate The Shema as: Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is Love. Thus the concept of God is love is central to Jewish belief. So this Valentines Day, buy your sweetie something special and spread the love around. Give him/her a big kiss and remember that the upper part of a womans lips is called cupids bow! JUDICONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 7: LifeLine Health Screening, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship fellowship luncheon, an Italian feast. Monday, Feb. 10: Garden Club, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15: Forever Young Ministry/All Church Valentine Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Our Redeemer LutheranAt the 5 p.m. service on Feb. 15, the speaker will be the Rev. Gregory Seltz, speaker of the Lutheran Hour radio program, which airs on more than 1350 stations in 30 countries with almost 1 million listeners. The church is at 5200 SW College Road, Ocala. Phone is 352-237-2233.Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Feb. 9: 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 Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE12 Watermelon CupcakesYield: 8 servings 8 cupcake liners 8 cupcake shaped pieces of seedless watermelon 2 cups pineapple cream cheese frosting Sprinkles for garnish Place liners in 8-cup cupcake tin. Cut 3-inch-thick slices of seedless water melon. Cut round cupcake-sized pieces from slices. Put watermelon cupcake in each liner. Place dollop of frosting on each cupcake. Decorate as desired with sprinkles.Watermelon Petit FoursYield: 12 servings12 (3-inch) cubes of seedless watermelon 3/4 cup frosting 12 candied almonds Sugar in the Raw, for sprinkling Arrange watermelon cubes on serving platter. Place frosting in zipper bag and trim off bit of one bottom corner. Deco ratively pipe frosting onto each water melon cube. Place almond at top of frost ing on each petit four. Sprinkle with raw sugar and serve immediately.FAMILY FEATURES Its easy to share in the fun of Valentines Day by serving those you love sweet treats that are a healthier alternative to ordinary, heart-shaped confections. Forget the expensive flowers, wines and chocolates. To really show you care, be a cupid and give your sweetie healthy, delicious treats that feature juicy water melon. Naturally dressed in the holidays hue of vibrant red, using this fabulous fruit in recipes adds color to the spread of any Valentines Day party, whether large or intimate.Mouthwatering watermelon treats For an elegant, upscale treat, serve Watermelon Petit Fours, which feature sweet watermelon, candied almonds and is topped with your favorite decadent frosting. Get the kids in the kitchen with Watermelon Cupcakes for a new take on the beloved classic. Served with pineapple cream cheese frosting, kids will love helping you decorate these darling delights. If you really want to make their hearts skip a beat, carve an adorable Lips and Love Basket. Fill it with all of your sweeties favorite fruits for a fresh, flavorful display theyll devour in a heartbeat. Remember, nothing shows your love more than edible gifts crafted by hand. For more sweet ideas, visit www.watermelon.org. Bonus benefitsYour sweetie will love that they can indulge in the sweetness of the holiday without the guilt or inflated waistline caused by traditional Valentines Day treats. A naturally low-calorie option, watermelon also boasts the following benefits:Vitamin A: Known to enhance eye health and boost immunity by enhancing the infection-fighting actions of white blood cells.Vitamin B6: Helps the immune system produce antibodies which fight diseases.Vitamin C: Boosts the immune systems defenses against infections and viruses. It also protects the body from harmful free radicals which accelerate aging. Hearts love watermelonBeyond adding color and variety to your familys diet, watermelon has other great benefits. Here are a couple of these heart-healthy reasons: Fresh watermelon is certified by the American Heart Associations Heart Checkmark program as being low in saturated fat and cholesterol.Watermelon is the primary source of an amino acid called citrulline found in fruits and vege tables. Citrulline can help maintain blood flow within the heart and cardiovascular function. Lips and Love Basket1 to 2 long, oval-shaped seedless watermelons Cutting board Green dry erase marker Kitchen and paring knives Melon baller Assorted cookie cutters (X, O and heart shapes), if desired Wooden skewers Toothpicks Strawberries Fruits to make fruit salad filling Large bowl and spoon Wash watermelon under cool run ning water and pat dry. On cutting board, place watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4 to 1/2 inch from stem end being careful not to cut too deep into white part of rind to provide sturdy base. With marker, draw scalloped line around width of middle of water melon. Use paring knife to cut along marker line, then separate the two halves. Use melon baller to scoop out watermelon for your base. Cut top half of watermelon in half and use dry erase marker to draw large set of lips on one half. Use paring knife to cut out lips. Once you have general shape, carefully carve away rind. Use paring knife to shape lips into more finished look. Cut remaining 1/4-inch-thick slices and cut hearts, Xs, Os or other shapes, discarding rind. Attach lips to top of base using wooden skewers and toothpicks. Slice strawberries lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices, keeping straw berry tops on for decoration, if desired. Attach slice of strawberry with green top to center of each scallop using toothpick. 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 000HAA9 classes available during worship. Evening worship begins at 6 with study in the book of Hebrews taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Sunday, Feb. 9: Valentine carry-in dinner immediately following the worship service. Bring your sweetheart and your favorite dish for an enjoyable time of fellowship. Valentines Day is a special time of year when we celebrate the love we have for family members and other special people in our lives. As Christians let us not forget to celebrate how much we are loved by God, who demonstrated His love for us by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross in our behalf as the perfect sacrifice to provide for the forgiveness of our sins. But let us remember Gods love for us and Jesus Christs love for us, not just this Valentines Day but every day of our lives. Wednesday, Feb. 12: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. Youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18: Christian Womens Fellowship (CWF) at the church. Business meeting begins at 10 a.m. with Bible Study at 10:45 a.m. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes the beloved old-time gospel hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires, so that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you to come and visit with us to see if we are the church you are seeking. We are located at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (South off SR 200), Ocala, phone 352-861-9080.Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church announces 2014 Christian Education program. Each Sunday January to May, Sue Jobbagy will present The Present Word Class at 9 a.m. before the 10:30 a.m. worship service. From Jan. 15 to April 16 from 4 to 5 p.m., A New Life of Christ Humanity and Divinity led by the author, Dr. Ed Tenhor. Book Club led by Cindy Marshall meets on second and fourth Mondays at 2 p.m. A discussion of The Faith Club by Ranya will continue through January and February. Countryside Presbyterian Church is at 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church 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, RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE13 There seems to be more and more talk that people should enjoy this moment because thats all we really have. Its only in this moment that life happens. We waste it when our thoughts relive the past or jump to the future. This usually happens when we are doing something wed rather not be doing. We dont always have the option of only handling what we prefer. The best thing to do under those circumstances is to focus and accept the moment as it is. It just might seem not so cumbersome after all. Being mindful in each moment started out as an Eastern philosophy but the west is starting to take it on. Becoming aware of each moment as it arises makes for a happier life. We are the only ones capable of paying attention as our lives unfold.BeginningsThe exceptional Chicago tribute band Beginnings returns to the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, March 8 Chicago had over 40 years of musical expertise and is considered to be the longest running and most successful rock and roll band in American music history. Beginnings was formed in 2002 with eight professional musicians who share the passion of Chicagos music. This concert will be a fun filled melodic adventure that every member of your family will enjoy. The eight individually talented musicians together comprise an ever evolving universe of musicality that encompasses multi-instrumentalists. They will perform your favorite hits such as If You Leave Me Now, Youre the Inspiration, Hard to Say Im Sorry, Will You Still Love Me, and many more. Tickets start at $20. If you love rock and roll, dont miss this family friendly concert by Beginnings on Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For information on the 2014 Entertainment Series including dates, performers and ticket prices, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Master the PossibilitiesOur Master the Possibilities lifelong learning program has 21 classes set to start next week. February programs tend to have great enrollments and next week is no exception. All of these have enough to run and most have some openings. This is a great time to take another look at the catalog and join hundreds of your friends and neighbors in a mental workout. The theme of the current catalog is Keep Learning and Carry On. This is our wish for you! Remember that all of these programs are open to the public.Social HourImportant: The location for the Feb. 20 social hour from 4 to 6 p.m. will be in the H&R ballroom. Theresa Fields of the Activity Office, in conjunction with the Entertainment Group, wish to express their thanks for the participation in all the events the Activities Office presents and the Entertainment Group for the support of the residents over the past 13 years. So, in appreciation, dust off those dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away to the songs and vocals of the Paul DeRitter Quintet.Entertainment GroupThe entertainment group tells us there are a few remaining tickets for their Feb 22 show Juke box sweethearts and their 7 piece band as they pay tributes to the Andrews Sisters, McGuire Sisters, King Sisters and the Pointer Sisters with songs of the 50s and 60s. Tickets are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the ballroom for $8 general admission and a few $10 reserved tickets....On The Road AgainBob Woods informed me that he has two seats on his motorcoach departing OTOW Dec. 4 for the 9-nights of the Explorer of the Seas heading for the ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) Islands and then onto Labadee, Haiti before returning to Port Canaveral. Price includes port and government fees, Motorcoach to and from the port, drivers and porters tips. Insurance is extra. Bob said that if you wish prepaid shipboard gratuities for cabin attendant and wait staff it will be an additional $109 per person or the cruise line will automatically deduct the $12 a day from your sea pass. Call Bob at 854-0702 for additional info.My e-mail address is jroberta@cfl.rr.com. My phone is 352237-9208. OTOW June Roberta Chicago tribute group coming to Circle Square 000FTQA 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Senior Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Hispanic Services Pastors Jose and Marta Santos Worship Sunday 1pm Friday 7pm Tuesday Bible Study 7pm 000H97U 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 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 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 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 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 000H0DS Pastor Randy & Linda Brown Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000H3A5 Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 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 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 Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 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 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 000H1QB Southwest Christian Church We are a traditional worshiping church 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am Worship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Peter Bunch Minister Music Director 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 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 000GDGD 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:00pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Thursday 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 000H3AH S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTORY A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call to 711195 000HA72

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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com are studying The Passion of Gods Servant, Mark 9 16, The Auditorium Class is taught by Bill Wallett. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Glorious City of God. Our pastor, Randall Brown, will continue his series from the book of Nehemiah. Sunday evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. On Feb. 9 in the 10:45 a.m. service, we will have as our special guest, Jonathan White. Jonathan is well known in the gospel music industry and has a voice style similar to David Phelps. Please join us for this special Gospel Music Sunday! All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Maranatha Baptist ChurchKenny Evans, a Christian evangelical missionary and an ordained minister, who brings his messages in in song and sermon, will preach and sing at the morning worship service on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 10:45 a.m. He will also give a concert at the evening service at 6 p.m. Kenny Evans is also a recording artist and also has performed for many seasons at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, giving concerts of the Golden Oldies hits of the 50s and 60s. All are invited to attend and be blessed by his powerful messages.St. Jude CatholicAnthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. It is now located on the north side of the building for your shopping convenience. The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to the meetings. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Feb. 9 and 23. Valentine Day Dance St. Jude Marion Oaks Knights of Columbus Council 15644 is having its first Valentines Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Jude Catholic Community Parish Hall located at 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 861-1373, Joe at 307-3848 or Ed at 861-6720. Join us for a night of fun and dancing with your sweetheart. Fitness Walk Come out and join us for a fun walkathon around our church at 443 Marion Oaks Drive on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. What a fun way to get families and friends together to pray and walk for fellowship, health and wellness! You may pre-register until Feb. 15. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 to 18 years of age. There is an additional $5 fee for every lap that you wish Fr. Bart to walk in your place. Registration forms are available in the Parish Office. Checks should be made payable to St. Jude Catholic Community. On the day of the event the fee is $10. Cash or checks accepted. Any questions, please call Midge at 203-7182 or Linda at 209-4724. Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A Bring your family to Chick-fil-A on the third Thursday of each month for our Spirit Night fundraising event. Dine in, carry out or drive thru. Official Spirit Night hours are from 5 until 9 p.m., but guests may take advantage all day, as long as you mention Knight/Ladies at the time of purchase. Ten percent of your total purchase will be donated back to St. Jude Catholic Community. Join us on Thursday, Feb. 20. Chick-fil-A is located on State Road 200 off I-75. We would love to see you there.February Shabbat ServiceCome out of the cold and into the warmth and light of Shabbat! Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a Shabbat Experience, featuring ritual, food, music and worship on Friday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 7171 SW Highway 200 in Ocala at 6 p.m. The evening will begin with the Shabbat rituals usually performed in the home followed by a specially prepared meal of appetizers, chicken, ratatouille, coleslaw, seasoned rice and apple crisp for dessert. After the meal, there will be the singing of Shabbat songs led by Rabbi Karen Allen. The service will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include a discussion on free will as well as cameo appearances of the congregational members doing musical numbers. The service is free but there is a charge for the dinner. You may attend the service without the meal if so desired. Tickets are $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Please contact Steve (352 854-2747 or Estelle (352 861-2452) for tickets and information. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a Jewish Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. The community is liberal, progressive and inclusive. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 000HCBI Romeos Restaurant @ Juliette Falls Romeos Restaurant @ Juliette Falls 6933 SW 179th Ave Road Dunnellon, FL 6933 SW 179th Ave Road Dunnellon, FL (352) 522-0309 (352) 522-0309 Because they are service animals, they are welcomed in every aspect of society including churches; shopping malls; grocery stores and doctors offices. Should you volunteer for this aspect of the training program; your life will not be seriously impeded in any way. An alternative to working directly with these wonderful animals is to donate to the Patriot Dog project through the Cherrywood Veterans Club. You or your organization can make a tax deductible gift of any amount and become a part of this terrific program. Just send your donation to the Cherrywood Veterans Club at 6253 SW 100 Loop; Ocala, Fl. 34476. In the memo portion of the check or money order, please write dog. If you would like to get more information on fostering a service dog, contact Beverly Carver of the Marion County SPCA at 873-6787. Please know that no one in the Veterans Club is paid; we too are an all volunteer tax exempt organization. From your reporterIm pleased to announce that we have a new reporter taking over this column for the month of February. Ardie Heape will be taking some of the load off of yours truly covering the many events and club happenings in this very active community. Because I have some personal commitments; no, Im not being committed; Ardie has volunteered to come to my aid. She has a firm background in journalism and great experience having written her own blog and doing years of public relations in the private sector. I know you will enjoy her writing and her new slant on things as she reports on the many varied activities in Cherrywood. I ask all of you in this wonderful community to support her and help her along just as you did with me when I first started out. Contact her for any and all of the events you want covered in the Cherrywood Section of your Citizen Newspaper. As for me, because of my office as secretary with the Veterans Club, I will continue to cover their activities. We have so much coming up in the next few months that it will be a full time job just keeping up. Ardie will take over beginning this week so if you have any suggestions; questions or ideas please contact her at ardieheape@aol.com. Shell be happy to hear from you and work with all of our residents. I offer my sincere thanks to Ardie for stepping up and doing this for me. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HA8B 000HADQ THANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The Work Gutter Cleaning Entire House 26 Years in Business Get Any 2 ServicesSame Day and SAVE! Only $50Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure RoofFREE ESTIMATES! Carpet Cleaning$18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamPer Room Sofa and Loveseat Furniture Cleaning$601 Chair Cleaned FREECall for details 000H3YA 000H5OADirections to show: SR 200 W, go to light at SW 60th, South on 60th, pass light at Freedom Library, continue .09 mile to SW 102 St. Rd. Turn right into Cherrywood Estates, Community Center will be on your left. SAT., FEB. 8 9AM-2PMCherrywood Estates 6253 SW 100th LoopFor More Information Call Geri at 237-1675 Activities Team Will Provide LunchWoodworking Jewelry Ceramics And Lots More! Quilted Placemats Purses Handmade Baskets Craft Raffles Cherrywood Songbirds Bake Sale 000HACJ 000HAEL February 9th, 2013 10:45 a.m. Jonathan has had the opportunity to sing for many different kinds of audiences. From the Grand Ole Opry, to the Bill Gaither Homecoming Concert Series. 9510 SW 105th Street, Ocala, FL ~ 352-237-2640 Friendship Baptist Church Welcomes Music Evangelist Jonathan White

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Pick up special cards and stationary; check out the wind chimes; wood carvings; eye catching jewelry; hand made Afghans and blankets; scarves and many more items to beautify your home or personal wardrobe. For a nominal fee you can have coffee and donuts or pastries so you can be there when the doors open and not miss out on breakfast. A light lunch of delicious sandwiches and sides will also be available as the day moves on. Lemonade; iced tea and coffee will be on hand to enjoy with your meal. Need a dessert for dinner or after lunch; visit our Songbirds bake sale table for some tasty hand made baked goods. Pies; cakes; cookies and more will be on sale with the benefits going to our Songbirds. You will be delighted with the quality and quantity of hand crafted items for sale at this huge event. This event is open to the public so bring your friends and family for a day of shopping adventure and treasure hunting.Ladies LuncheonThe ladies of Cherrywood will be gathering at the clubhouse for their monthly luncheon at noon on Feb. 12. This is a chance for all of our ladies to get together informally to socialize with one another and enjoy a few laughs. Everyone attending is asked to bring a dish to pass around and a place setting of silverware plus what ever extras you might want at your table. There is always an abundance of delicious food because our ladies do know how to cook. There is no agenda for these strictly social luncheons; just a chance to get to know each other better and to have some fun. If you havent been, try it for a good time with old friends and the opportunity to make new ones also.TriviaFred OHern has his questions all in order and is anxious to spring them on we unsuspecting Trivia players. Topics this month will include current events; history; geography; show biz and of course some off the wall tidbits. Fred is known for his obscure facts and figures so it should be a wild time. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse. Everyone is assigned to a team of 3 or 4 individuals. After theyve been given an answer sheet the teams view the questions on the big screen at the front of the stage. With that many heads together you would think that the answers would come easy but thats not always the case. The cost for each player is a whole $1. From this fund a small cash prize is awarded to the winning team and the rest goes to the Veterans Club Patriot Dog Project. More important than the cash prize is the bragging rights which the winning team gets for the entire month. For a great time of friendly and often humorous competition we encourage you to attend Trivia Night on Wed. Feb. 19. Come a little early to get signed in. If you would like to bring snacks or drinks with you; feel free to do that also. Were not sure that a bud will make you wiser but it cant hurt.Mardi Gras at CherrywoodMardi Gras means Fat Tuesday and it is celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Traditionally this has been a time to clear the kitchen of all the good things to eat and drink before the fasting and sacrifices of the Lenten season. For the folks of Cherrywood; it just means its time to have another great party. A highlight of the evening will be the music provided by the Jazzy Dixie Landers band. These talented musicians combine all the sounds of New Orleans including blues; jazz; pop and more in a toe tapping style that will have you singing along or dancing or both. Chris and Mario Zacco are sponsoring the band for everyone to enjoy and were grateful to both of them for their support. Finger foods will be on hand for all to have while enjoying an evening with friends and neighbors. Bring your own beverages if you wish and come out for some great entertainment and wild fun. Tickets are only $3 for this gala bash so see Geri and get signed up. You wont want to miss this special event.Garden ClubEven though you couldnt tell it by this last months weather, spring truly is coming to Florida. Soon there will be crowds at the various garden supply stores and people will be buying plants; lawn equipment; shrubs and fertilizer. If you have plans to work in your yard this season, youll want to attend the Garden Club meeting. On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 10 in the morning those with green thumbs and not so green thumbs will meet on the patio of the clubhouse. You can learn about what plants flourish at the various times of year; learn what kind of fertilizers work best in what areas and hundreds of other helpful hints. As you can tell by driving through our beautiful community there are many people who have an expertise in all facets of caring for; designing; and growing wonderful lawns and gardens. Share in their knowledge and bring some hints of your own to this gathering of like minded individuals. Youll enjoy your Garden Club; it will grow on you.Patriot Dog donationsPatriot Dog Project is an all volunteer organization who, in conjunction with the Marion County SPCA, provides service dogs to disabled veterans. Neither of these two groups receives any money for administrative costs; salaries or other compensations. Every penny donated goes to the care and training of the service animals. Preparing a service dog is a two year undertaking and costs $2,500 for each animal to be prepared for his/her duties. Working hand in glove with the ladies at Lowell Prison; volunteer workers who handle the dogs on weekends and professionals in the field; these dogs enable wounded service people a richer and fuller life. We still need volunteers who will foster one of these special dogs on alternate week-ends. This is part of the socialization process where the friendly and affectionate animal can learn to deal with all kinds of people and situations. Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 14~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com The recent cold weather here and extensive snow up north provide very good reasons to stay indoors and curl up with a good book. Perhaps thats why February is known as the Library Lovers Month, according to the Internet site, Bizarre, Crazy, Silly Unknown Holidays. Our travel down Pun Alley today stops at the nearest library to see what tales we can find.CensoredGary was preparing to teach a college course on the history of movie censorship and went to the library to take out some films that had been censored. Do you have any banned movies in your collection? he asked the librarian. Oh, yes. She answered, What would you like? Tommy Dorsey or Glenn Miller?Ribald Robin HoodA customer asked the librarian why Tales of Robin Hood had been withdrawn from circulation. The librarian replied, Too much Saxon violence.A good catchTwo young men were on a camping trip when they came upon a great trout brook. The fishing was so good they vowed to meet in 20 years at the same place and renew the experience. Twenty years later, they met and traveled to a spot near where they had been years before. They walked into the woods and before long, came upon a brook. One of the men said to the other, This is the place. No, its not. Yes, I recognize the clover growing on the bank on the other side. Dont be silly. You cant tell a brook by its clover.Perceptive LibrarianYes, theyre on the shelf over there. Do you have any books on ESP?Short StoriesAn author who wrote from his basement had a best cellar. I am reading a very interesting book about anti-gravity. I just cant put it down. Librarians hang bookmobiles over their babies cribs. Its off to the beach with a good book for me. I want to be well read while I become well red. Your book is fine. The only trouble is the covers are too far apart. When a budding concert pianist was asked if she should concentrate on the works of Bach or Chopin, she was advised to go for Baroque. The library has so many books they had to put it in a multi-story building. I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. Your book has a happy ending. I was so glad when it was over. I have just taken up speed-reading. Last night I read War And Peace in 20 Seconds. I know it is only 3 words but its a start. Customer: Have you a book called, Man, the Master of Women? Librarian: Fiction shelves are to the left, sir.Something CookingA lady came into the library to return a book the day after she had taken it out. She said the book, One Hundred Ways to Please a Man, was a big disappointment because the cover just did not indicate that it was a cookbook.Book SelectionsSeveral literary figures were asked one evening what book they would prefer to have with them if stranded on a desert isle. The complete works of Shakespeare, said one writer without hesitation. Id choose the Bible, interrupted another. The third one said, I would choose Thomass Guide to Practical Shipbuilding.Hardly workThe clerk in bookstore in Tallahassee told the FSU student, Heres a book that will do half your work for you. Thats great, said the student. Give me two of them.Coming up dryA ten-year-old boy was looking for a book and asked the librarian how to spell tequila. T-e-q-u-i-l-a, spelled the librarian. The boy thanked her and went back to his search. A short time later he came to the desk. I just cant find it, he said. Library Lovers Month marked on Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank PLEASESEEPUN, PAGE19 What book are you looking for? the librarian asked. The boy replied, Tequila Mockingbird.Chicken delightA chicken wondered into one of our libraries clucking, Buk Buk BuKKOOK! As a joke the librarian put the Chicken Recipes book on the chickens back. The chicken left wondering what to do with the book. As she walked past the nearby lake, a frog said, Rrredit Rrredit Rrredit. The frog has some good advice. Check out some books at your local library. Its a novel idea. 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com As for the Broncos, I might suggest hiring our Social Committee for next season. Theyre a team that draws in the crowds and knows how to get things done. Thanks to all who took part and congratulations Seahawks.Survivors Luncheon In the last issue of the Citizen I erroneously reported that the Survivors Luncheon was scheduled for Feb. 14. The correct date is Feb. 12; a Wednesday. Everyone will meet at the clubhouse at 11 a.m. to car pool over to the Olive Garden restaurant where reservations are for 11:30. This by invitation only outing is hosted by Eve Houghtaling and Ruth Hurley in cooperation with the Cherrywood Veterans Club. Our mystery man benefactor is sponsoring this event to say thank you to our Survivors for their service and sacrifice. All will enjoy a delicious lunch at the Olive Garden and receive a small gift. After the wonderful meal we had planned to reveal the identity of our mystery man. After careful consideration he decided that it would be more fun to prolong that process until another outing. We are expecting the man we call Norm to be on hand for this event so guests will have the opportunity to say Thank you in person to this caring and generous donor. If your spouse was a member of the Cherrywood Veterans Club and is no longer with us, you should have been contacted about this event by either Eve or Ruth. If you have not been called by them, please contact Eve at 352-8616151. My apologies for any confusion which might have been caused by last weeks article.Valentines danceDont miss the Valentines Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 7 until 10 p.m. Get your tickets from Geri for only $3 each and then don your bright red ensemble and come out for a terrific evening of food; music and fun. You will find cheery and bright decorations in our climate controlled comfortable clubhouse. Finger foods and light snacks will cover the serving tables with delectable treats and our own Richie Becotte will be playing all your favorite tunes. Our line dancers will be out in force to swing and sway to the tunes that Rich plays. There is always a good time on our dance floor for those who have come to the classes and for those who just know how to put the steps together. In addition to the line dancing Rich plays a wide variety to songs from the 40s on up to modern tunes and he even throws in a few novelty melodies just for the fun of it. If you have a favorite song or a tune that is considered our song; just ask Rich and he will gladly play it for you. Its a wonderful way to go down a melodic memory lane. Food is always great at our dances and there is never a shortage of it. Cheeses; fruit; chips and dips; desserts; crackers and a variety of meats all combine to ensure everyone gets a tasty treat to go with the lemonade and iced tea. If something to drink with a bit more body is your style, feel free to bring it along to enhance your romantic evening. Love will be in the air on that night so come out and. share the good times; the good food and the wonderful mood of this special day.Craft showCherrywood will be hosting its semiannual Craft Show on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 until 2 in the afternoon. Geri has filled the clubhouse with a wide range of vendors who have a vast array of beautiful hand made works of art and craftsmanship. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000HB3V Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 000HA8O OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm B RING Y OUR S WEETHEART TO V ALENTINES D INNER F EBRUARY 14, 2014 11 AM 7 PM B RING Y OUR S WEETHEART TO V ALENTINES D INNER F EBRUARY 14, 2014 11 AM 7 PM 6 OZ NY S TRIP S TEAK 5 F RIED S HRIMP B AKED P OTATO V EGETABLE ( YOUR CHOICE ) T OMATO B ASIL B ISQUE OR S ALAD D INNER R OLL AND D RINK A LL FOR $ 1 6 99 EACH T HE D ENTAL T EAM OF O CALA W EST Now Accepting: Aetna, Delta, Cigna PPO, GEHA Connection, Guardian PPO, MetLife Ins., PUP Insurance Up to 18 Months No Interest Payment Plans Call Today for Appointment: 840-7077 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Se habla Espaol *Same day crowns FAMILY DENTISTRY & DENTURES I S N OW Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Julio Sanchez D.D.S 000HBNW I N HOUSE A CRYLIC D ENTAL L AB $ 95 New Patient Special 000H5BH 8810 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala FL 34481 854-1000 www.carminesocala.com Carmines Monday Friday Lunch Special 10:30-3pm Take Out Only 14 PIZZA $ 7 95 Dine In CHICKEN PARMIGIANA $ 7 95 Must present coupon. Expires 2/14/14 000HB3L Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDAY SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $6.99 OAK RUN TRAVELpresents RT Ft. Lauderdale on this Unique 11 Day CruiseAug. 18 28, 2014$50.00 shipboard credit, Cocktail Party & more.Prices from $1,204.55 (incl taxes & bus) RT Ft. Lauderdale 12 Days Including PanamaNovember 10-21, 2014$50.00 ship-board credit, Cocktail Party & more.Prices from $1,228.43 (incl taxes & bus) Round trip motor coach included for both trips for Oak Run residents & their guests.LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE so book NOW**No booking fees, deposit refundable!Prices dbl occ. & based on availability. FL SOT No ST36453Call (888) 306-5180000HB2U Mon. 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Guests filled our clubhouse on Sunday evening in excited anticipation of the big game. Raffle tickets and 50/50 tickets were purchased and sloppy Joes and hot dogs tasted. Beer cans and wine bottles got opened as everyone took their seats in front of the big screen. When the National Anthem was sung everyone rose to their feet; the veterans and civilians saluted and as usual, some of us got lumps in our throats. That was followed by the kickoff. A few minutes later; you could have shut off your TV but of course no one did. With the advantage of the th man, Seattle blew out the Broncos. Our Social Committee did a marvelous job preparing the clubhouse; the food; snacks and prizes. All of the work that these volunteers did in planning and setting up for the game was greatly appreciated by the fans. Jay and Fred OHern were in charge with help from Janice and Ken McCloud; Mick and Donna James; Marty and Marti Duesel; Peggy Konar; Bill Spangenberg; Rich Becotte; Rich Hurley; Holly Bragdon. They can be justly proud of their leadership. In the course of conversation I asked Fred how many people were in attendance and he answered, A little more than 70 odd people are here. Well thats a fine way to talk about our residents, I thought. I know of at least a half dozen people who showed up who are perfectly normal. Delicious hot dogs; chili dogs and sloppy Joes were on hand from pregame until half time served up hot and savory. A huge assortment of side dishes like chips and deviled eggs; crab ball; cheese and crackers and of course a wide variety of sweets was also on hand. Needless to say, no one went hungry. There were more than ample door prizes and 50/50 drawings to keep the evening lively. Pia Dean won a door prize along with T.T.; and several others. Because of the enthusiastic support of our resident sports fans and their participation, $300 was donated to the Patriot Dog Project. All who attended had a good time with lots of joking and comradeship. Watching our people as they enjoyed the game was a real treat and a testament to the friendliness of Cherrywood. Friday, Feb. 7: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., dinner served 5 to 7 p.m., fish or shrimp $7, Entertainment Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall. Saturday, Feb. 8: Roast Beef dinner 5 to7 p.m. $7, Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Social Quarters. Sunday, Feb. 9: District Meeting Dunnellon Lodge 1 p.m., Pot Luck 3 to 5 p.m. Lodge will provide sausage and sauerkraut. Monday, Feb. 10: Lunch specials served noon to 3 p.m. with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Officers Meeting 6:30 p.m., Follow by the House Meeting. Tuesday, Feb. 11: Lunch specials noon to 3 p. m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Wings Basket 4 to 7 p.m. $5, Open Darts 5:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12: Lunch specials served noon to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Legion Meeting 6 p.m., Membership Meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Early Bird Bowling 3 to 6 p.m., Fajitas 4 to 7 p.m., Bowling League 6 to 9 p.m., Open Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Advance Valentines dinner tickets being sold now in the Social Quarters, fish or shrimp dinner $7, Steak Dinner $10 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall Open to members and qualified guests. Saturday dinners and special event dinners tickets are now being pre-sold. Call and reserve your tickets today!Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com West Marion Moose Lodge activities Cherrywood John Everlove Having a super ball Sunday at Cherrywood The crowd at Sundays party. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 000HAN 000HABL Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Friday, February 7th @ 2 PM MIGHTY MEDICINE MUSIC Join us to hear this new entertainment venue. Does the name have your interest sparked? Come and find out what this is all about. Friday, February 14th @ 2 PM VALENTINES DAY SWEETHEART DANCE Mr. October will be here to sing love songs for you to listen and dance to. This special event will be fun for everyone whether you are single or married. You may find that special someone right here. Refreshments will be served. DIREC TAX Call Gene Hester for Appointment at 237-5330 Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW St. Rd. 200, Suite 111 Ocala, FL 34476 000H4Q4 Gene Hester/Raymond James State & Fed. Returns Lowest Prices E-File & Rapid Refunds 000HA9Z S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY N OTARY CARDS AND GIFTS APPROVED SHIPPER Packing and Shipping Supplies Valentine Cards 50% Off Fashion Jewelry Purses Scarves Unique Gifts Delicious Chocolates And Much More Open Monday Friday 8:30am 5:00pm Saturday 8:30am 2:00pm 000H4PG There really is a difference in salons . Holly Has Relocated 854-6531 Walk-Ins Welcome 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza SIX YEARS EXPERIENCE Come See Her at 000H8ZLThe areas freshest produce and largest selection of Amish ProductsJams, Pickles, Breads, Pies, Old Fashioned Candy, Baked Goods, Honey, Gifts, Amish Canned Goods, BBQ Sauces & Much More! Your Purchase of $25 or MoreExpires 2/28/146979 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL Downtown Holder 6979 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL Downtown Holder Dont Forget Valentines Day! Dont Forget Valentines Day!

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Guests filled our clubhouse on Sunday evening in excited anticipation of the big game. Raffle tickets and 50/50 tickets were purchased and sloppy Joes and hot dogs tasted. Beer cans and wine bottles got opened as everyone took their seats in front of the big screen. When the National Anthem was sung everyone rose to their feet; the veterans and civilians saluted and as usual, some of us got lumps in our throats. That was followed by the kickoff. A few minutes later; you could have shut off your TV but of course no one did. With the advantage of the th man, Seattle blew out the Broncos. Our Social Committee did a marvelous job preparing the clubhouse; the food; snacks and prizes. All of the work that these volunteers did in planning and setting up for the game was greatly appreciated by the fans. Jay and Fred OHern were in charge with help from Janice and Ken McCloud; Mick and Donna James; Marty and Marti Duesel; Peggy Konar; Bill Spangenberg; Rich Becotte; Rich Hurley; Holly Bragdon. They can be justly proud of their leadership. In the course of conversation I asked Fred how many people were in attendance and he answered, A little more than 70 odd people are here. Well thats a fine way to talk about our residents, I thought. I know of at least a half dozen people who showed up who are perfectly normal. Delicious hot dogs; chili dogs and sloppy Joes were on hand from pregame until half time served up hot and savory. A huge assortment of side dishes like chips and deviled eggs; crab ball; cheese and crackers and of course a wide variety of sweets was also on hand. Needless to say, no one went hungry. There were more than ample door prizes and 50/50 drawings to keep the evening lively. Pia Dean won a door prize along with T.T.; and several others. Because of the enthusiastic support of our resident sports fans and their participation, $300 was donated to the Patriot Dog Project. All who attended had a good time with lots of joking and comradeship. Watching our people as they enjoyed the game was a real treat and a testament to the friendliness of Cherrywood. Friday, Feb. 7: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., dinner served 5 to 7 p.m., fish or shrimp $7, Entertainment Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall. Saturday, Feb. 8: Roast Beef dinner 5 to7 p.m. $7, Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Social Quarters. Sunday, Feb. 9: District Meeting Dunnellon Lodge 1 p.m., Pot Luck 3 to 5 p.m. Lodge will provide sausage and sauerkraut. Monday, Feb. 10: Lunch specials served noon to 3 p.m. with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Officers Meeting 6:30 p.m., Follow by the House Meeting. Tuesday, Feb. 11: Lunch specials noon to 3 p. m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Wings Basket 4 to 7 p.m. $5, Open Darts 5:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12: Lunch specials served noon to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Legion Meeting 6 p.m., Membership Meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Early Bird Bowling 3 to 6 p.m., Fajitas 4 to 7 p.m., Bowling League 6 to 9 p.m., Open Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Advance Valentines dinner tickets being sold now in the Social Quarters, fish or shrimp dinner $7, Steak Dinner $10 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment David Baldwin Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall Open to members and qualified guests. Saturday dinners and special event dinners tickets are now being pre-sold. Call and reserve your tickets today!Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com West Marion Moose Lodge activities Cherrywood John Everlove Having a super ball Sunday at Cherrywood The crowd at Sundays party. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 000HAN 000HABL Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Friday, February 7th @ 2 PM MIGHTY MEDICINE MUSIC Join us to hear this new entertainment venue. Does the name have your interest sparked? Come and find out what this is all about. Friday, February 14th @ 2 PM VALENTINES DAY SWEETHEART DANCE Mr. October will be here to sing love songs for you to listen and dance to. This special event will be fun for everyone whether you are single or married. You may find that special someone right here. Refreshments will be served. DIREC TAX Call Gene Hester for Appointment at 237-5330 Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW St. Rd. 200, Suite 111 Ocala, FL 34476 000H4Q4 Gene Hester/Raymond James State & Fed. Returns Lowest Prices E-File & Rapid Refunds 000HA9Z S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY N OTARY CARDS AND GIFTS APPROVED SHIPPER Packing and Shipping Supplies Valentine Cards 50% Off Fashion Jewelry Purses Scarves Unique Gifts Delicious Chocolates And Much More Open Monday Friday 8:30am 5:00pm Saturday 8:30am 2:00pm 000H4PG There really is a difference in salons . Holly Has Relocated 854-6531 Walk-Ins Welcome 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza SIX YEARS EXPERIENCE Come See Her at 000H8ZLThe areas freshest produce and largest selection of Amish ProductsJams, Pickles, Breads, Pies, Old Fashioned Candy, Baked Goods, Honey, Gifts, Amish Canned Goods, BBQ Sauces & Much More! Your Purchase of $25 or MoreExpires 2/28/146979 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL Downtown Holder 6979 N. Lecanto Hwy. Beverly Hills, FL Downtown Holder Dont Forget Valentines Day! Dont Forget Valentines Day!

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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com As for the Broncos, I might suggest hiring our Social Committee for next season. Theyre a team that draws in the crowds and knows how to get things done. Thanks to all who took part and congratulations Seahawks.Survivors Luncheon In the last issue of the Citizen I erroneously reported that the Survivors Luncheon was scheduled for Feb. 14. The correct date is Feb. 12; a Wednesday. Everyone will meet at the clubhouse at 11 a.m. to car pool over to the Olive Garden restaurant where reservations are for 11:30. This by invitation only outing is hosted by Eve Houghtaling and Ruth Hurley in cooperation with the Cherrywood Veterans Club. Our mystery man benefactor is sponsoring this event to say thank you to our Survivors for their service and sacrifice. All will enjoy a delicious lunch at the Olive Garden and receive a small gift. After the wonderful meal we had planned to reveal the identity of our mystery man. After careful consideration he decided that it would be more fun to prolong that process until another outing. We are expecting the man we call Norm to be on hand for this event so guests will have the opportunity to say Thank you in person to this caring and generous donor. If your spouse was a member of the Cherrywood Veterans Club and is no longer with us, you should have been contacted about this event by either Eve or Ruth. If you have not been called by them, please contact Eve at 352-8616151. My apologies for any confusion which might have been caused by last weeks article.Valentines danceDont miss the Valentines Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 7 until 10 p.m. Get your tickets from Geri for only $3 each and then don your bright red ensemble and come out for a terrific evening of food; music and fun. You will find cheery and bright decorations in our climate controlled comfortable clubhouse. Finger foods and light snacks will cover the serving tables with delectable treats and our own Richie Becotte will be playing all your favorite tunes. Our line dancers will be out in force to swing and sway to the tunes that Rich plays. There is always a good time on our dance floor for those who have come to the classes and for those who just know how to put the steps together. In addition to the line dancing Rich plays a wide variety to songs from the 40s on up to modern tunes and he even throws in a few novelty melodies just for the fun of it. If you have a favorite song or a tune that is considered our song; just ask Rich and he will gladly play it for you. Its a wonderful way to go down a melodic memory lane. Food is always great at our dances and there is never a shortage of it. Cheeses; fruit; chips and dips; desserts; crackers and a variety of meats all combine to ensure everyone gets a tasty treat to go with the lemonade and iced tea. If something to drink with a bit more body is your style, feel free to bring it along to enhance your romantic evening. Love will be in the air on that night so come out and. share the good times; the good food and the wonderful mood of this special day.Craft showCherrywood will be hosting its semiannual Craft Show on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 until 2 in the afternoon. Geri has filled the clubhouse with a wide range of vendors who have a vast array of beautiful hand made works of art and craftsmanship. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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Expires 2/14/14 000HB3L Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDAY SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $6.99 OAK RUN TRAVELpresents RT Ft. Lauderdale on this Unique 11 Day CruiseAug. 18 28, 2014$50.00 shipboard credit, Cocktail Party & more.Prices from $1,204.55 (incl taxes & bus) RT Ft. Lauderdale 12 Days Including PanamaNovember 10-21, 2014$50.00 ship-board credit, Cocktail Party & more.Prices from $1,228.43 (incl taxes & bus) Round trip motor coach included for both trips for Oak Run residents & their guests.LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE so book NOW**No booking fees, deposit refundable!Prices dbl occ. & based on availability. FL SOT No ST36453Call (888) 306-5180000HB2U Mon. 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Pick up special cards and stationary; check out the wind chimes; wood carvings; eye catching jewelry; hand made Afghans and blankets; scarves and many more items to beautify your home or personal wardrobe. For a nominal fee you can have coffee and donuts or pastries so you can be there when the doors open and not miss out on breakfast. A light lunch of delicious sandwiches and sides will also be available as the day moves on. Lemonade; iced tea and coffee will be on hand to enjoy with your meal. Need a dessert for dinner or after lunch; visit our Songbirds bake sale table for some tasty hand made baked goods. Pies; cakes; cookies and more will be on sale with the benefits going to our Songbirds. You will be delighted with the quality and quantity of hand crafted items for sale at this huge event. This event is open to the public so bring your friends and family for a day of shopping adventure and treasure hunting.Ladies LuncheonThe ladies of Cherrywood will be gathering at the clubhouse for their monthly luncheon at noon on Feb. 12. This is a chance for all of our ladies to get together informally to socialize with one another and enjoy a few laughs. Everyone attending is asked to bring a dish to pass around and a place setting of silverware plus what ever extras you might want at your table. There is always an abundance of delicious food because our ladies do know how to cook. There is no agenda for these strictly social luncheons; just a chance to get to know each other better and to have some fun. If you havent been, try it for a good time with old friends and the opportunity to make new ones also.TriviaFred OHern has his questions all in order and is anxious to spring them on we unsuspecting Trivia players. Topics this month will include current events; history; geography; show biz and of course some off the wall tidbits. Fred is known for his obscure facts and figures so it should be a wild time. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse. Everyone is assigned to a team of 3 or 4 individuals. After theyve been given an answer sheet the teams view the questions on the big screen at the front of the stage. With that many heads together you would think that the answers would come easy but thats not always the case. The cost for each player is a whole $1. From this fund a small cash prize is awarded to the winning team and the rest goes to the Veterans Club Patriot Dog Project. More important than the cash prize is the bragging rights which the winning team gets for the entire month. For a great time of friendly and often humorous competition we encourage you to attend Trivia Night on Wed. Feb. 19. Come a little early to get signed in. If you would like to bring snacks or drinks with you; feel free to do that also. Were not sure that a bud will make you wiser but it cant hurt.Mardi Gras at CherrywoodMardi Gras means Fat Tuesday and it is celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Traditionally this has been a time to clear the kitchen of all the good things to eat and drink before the fasting and sacrifices of the Lenten season. For the folks of Cherrywood; it just means its time to have another great party. A highlight of the evening will be the music provided by the Jazzy Dixie Landers band. These talented musicians combine all the sounds of New Orleans including blues; jazz; pop and more in a toe tapping style that will have you singing along or dancing or both. Chris and Mario Zacco are sponsoring the band for everyone to enjoy and were grateful to both of them for their support. Finger foods will be on hand for all to have while enjoying an evening with friends and neighbors. Bring your own beverages if you wish and come out for some great entertainment and wild fun. Tickets are only $3 for this gala bash so see Geri and get signed up. You wont want to miss this special event.Garden ClubEven though you couldnt tell it by this last months weather, spring truly is coming to Florida. Soon there will be crowds at the various garden supply stores and people will be buying plants; lawn equipment; shrubs and fertilizer. If you have plans to work in your yard this season, youll want to attend the Garden Club meeting. On Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 10 in the morning those with green thumbs and not so green thumbs will meet on the patio of the clubhouse. You can learn about what plants flourish at the various times of year; learn what kind of fertilizers work best in what areas and hundreds of other helpful hints. As you can tell by driving through our beautiful community there are many people who have an expertise in all facets of caring for; designing; and growing wonderful lawns and gardens. Share in their knowledge and bring some hints of your own to this gathering of like minded individuals. Youll enjoy your Garden Club; it will grow on you.Patriot Dog donationsPatriot Dog Project is an all volunteer organization who, in conjunction with the Marion County SPCA, provides service dogs to disabled veterans. Neither of these two groups receives any money for administrative costs; salaries or other compensations. Every penny donated goes to the care and training of the service animals. Preparing a service dog is a two year undertaking and costs $2,500 for each animal to be prepared for his/her duties. Working hand in glove with the ladies at Lowell Prison; volunteer workers who handle the dogs on weekends and professionals in the field; these dogs enable wounded service people a richer and fuller life. We still need volunteers who will foster one of these special dogs on alternate week-ends. This is part of the socialization process where the friendly and affectionate animal can learn to deal with all kinds of people and situations. Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 14~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com The recent cold weather here and extensive snow up north provide very good reasons to stay indoors and curl up with a good book. Perhaps thats why February is known as the Library Lovers Month, according to the Internet site, Bizarre, Crazy, Silly Unknown Holidays. Our travel down Pun Alley today stops at the nearest library to see what tales we can find.CensoredGary was preparing to teach a college course on the history of movie censorship and went to the library to take out some films that had been censored. Do you have any banned movies in your collection? he asked the librarian. Oh, yes. She answered, What would you like? Tommy Dorsey or Glenn Miller?Ribald Robin HoodA customer asked the librarian why Tales of Robin Hood had been withdrawn from circulation. The librarian replied, Too much Saxon violence.A good catchTwo young men were on a camping trip when they came upon a great trout brook. The fishing was so good they vowed to meet in 20 years at the same place and renew the experience. Twenty years later, they met and traveled to a spot near where they had been years before. They walked into the woods and before long, came upon a brook. One of the men said to the other, This is the place. No, its not. Yes, I recognize the clover growing on the bank on the other side. Dont be silly. You cant tell a brook by its clover.Perceptive LibrarianYes, theyre on the shelf over there. Do you have any books on ESP?Short StoriesAn author who wrote from his basement had a best cellar. I am reading a very interesting book about anti-gravity. I just cant put it down. Librarians hang bookmobiles over their babies cribs. Its off to the beach with a good book for me. I want to be well read while I become well red. Your book is fine. The only trouble is the covers are too far apart. When a budding concert pianist was asked if she should concentrate on the works of Bach or Chopin, she was advised to go for Baroque. The library has so many books they had to put it in a multi-story building. I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. Your book has a happy ending. I was so glad when it was over. I have just taken up speed-reading. Last night I read War And Peace in 20 Seconds. I know it is only 3 words but its a start. Customer: Have you a book called, Man, the Master of Women? Librarian: Fiction shelves are to the left, sir.Something CookingA lady came into the library to return a book the day after she had taken it out. She said the book, One Hundred Ways to Please a Man, was a big disappointment because the cover just did not indicate that it was a cookbook.Book SelectionsSeveral literary figures were asked one evening what book they would prefer to have with them if stranded on a desert isle. The complete works of Shakespeare, said one writer without hesitation. Id choose the Bible, interrupted another. The third one said, I would choose Thomass Guide to Practical Shipbuilding.Hardly workThe clerk in bookstore in Tallahassee told the FSU student, Heres a book that will do half your work for you. Thats great, said the student. Give me two of them.Coming up dryA ten-year-old boy was looking for a book and asked the librarian how to spell tequila. T-e-q-u-i-l-a, spelled the librarian. The boy thanked her and went back to his search. A short time later he came to the desk. I just cant find it, he said. Library Lovers Month marked on Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank PLEASESEEPUN, PAGE19 What book are you looking for? the librarian asked. The boy replied, Tequila Mockingbird.Chicken delightA chicken wondered into one of our libraries clucking, Buk Buk BuKKOOK! As a joke the librarian put the Chicken Recipes book on the chickens back. The chicken left wondering what to do with the book. As she walked past the nearby lake, a frog said, Rrredit Rrredit Rrredit. The frog has some good advice. Check out some books at your local library. Its a novel idea. 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com are studying The Passion of Gods Servant, Mark 9 16, The Auditorium Class is taught by Bill Wallett. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Glorious City of God. Our pastor, Randall Brown, will continue his series from the book of Nehemiah. Sunday evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7 p.m. On Feb. 9 in the 10:45 a.m. service, we will have as our special guest, Jonathan White. Jonathan is well known in the gospel music industry and has a voice style similar to David Phelps. Please join us for this special Gospel Music Sunday! All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Maranatha Baptist ChurchKenny Evans, a Christian evangelical missionary and an ordained minister, who brings his messages in in song and sermon, will preach and sing at the morning worship service on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 10:45 a.m. He will also give a concert at the evening service at 6 p.m. Kenny Evans is also a recording artist and also has performed for many seasons at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, giving concerts of the Golden Oldies hits of the 50s and 60s. All are invited to attend and be blessed by his powerful messages.St. Jude CatholicAnthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. It is now located on the north side of the building for your shopping convenience. The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to the meetings. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Feb. 9 and 23. Valentine Day Dance St. Jude Marion Oaks Knights of Columbus Council 15644 is having its first Valentines Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Jude Catholic Community Parish Hall located at 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 861-1373, Joe at 307-3848 or Ed at 861-6720. Join us for a night of fun and dancing with your sweetheart. Fitness Walk Come out and join us for a fun walkathon around our church at 443 Marion Oaks Drive on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. What a fun way to get families and friends together to pray and walk for fellowship, health and wellness! You may pre-register until Feb. 15. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 to 18 years of age. There is an additional $5 fee for every lap that you wish Fr. Bart to walk in your place. Registration forms are available in the Parish Office. Checks should be made payable to St. Jude Catholic Community. On the day of the event the fee is $10. Cash or checks accepted. Any questions, please call Midge at 203-7182 or Linda at 209-4724. Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A Bring your family to Chick-fil-A on the third Thursday of each month for our Spirit Night fundraising event. Dine in, carry out or drive thru. Official Spirit Night hours are from 5 until 9 p.m., but guests may take advantage all day, as long as you mention Knight/Ladies at the time of purchase. Ten percent of your total purchase will be donated back to St. Jude Catholic Community. Join us on Thursday, Feb. 20. Chick-fil-A is located on State Road 200 off I-75. We would love to see you there.February Shabbat ServiceCome out of the cold and into the warmth and light of Shabbat! Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a Shabbat Experience, featuring ritual, food, music and worship on Friday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 7171 SW Highway 200 in Ocala at 6 p.m. The evening will begin with the Shabbat rituals usually performed in the home followed by a specially prepared meal of appetizers, chicken, ratatouille, coleslaw, seasoned rice and apple crisp for dessert. After the meal, there will be the singing of Shabbat songs led by Rabbi Karen Allen. The service will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include a discussion on free will as well as cameo appearances of the congregational members doing musical numbers. The service is free but there is a charge for the dinner. You may attend the service without the meal if so desired. Tickets are $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Please contact Steve (352 854-2747 or Estelle (352 861-2452) for tickets and information. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a Jewish Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. The community is liberal, progressive and inclusive. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 000HCBI Romeos Restaurant @ Juliette Falls Romeos Restaurant @ Juliette Falls 6933 SW 179th Ave Road Dunnellon, FL 6933 SW 179th Ave Road Dunnellon, FL (352) 522-0309 (352) 522-0309 Because they are service animals, they are welcomed in every aspect of society including churches; shopping malls; grocery stores and doctors offices. Should you volunteer for this aspect of the training program; your life will not be seriously impeded in any way. An alternative to working directly with these wonderful animals is to donate to the Patriot Dog project through the Cherrywood Veterans Club. You or your organization can make a tax deductible gift of any amount and become a part of this terrific program. Just send your donation to the Cherrywood Veterans Club at 6253 SW 100 Loop; Ocala, Fl. 34476. In the memo portion of the check or money order, please write dog. If you would like to get more information on fostering a service dog, contact Beverly Carver of the Marion County SPCA at 873-6787. Please know that no one in the Veterans Club is paid; we too are an all volunteer tax exempt organization. From your reporterIm pleased to announce that we have a new reporter taking over this column for the month of February. Ardie Heape will be taking some of the load off of yours truly covering the many events and club happenings in this very active community. Because I have some personal commitments; no, Im not being committed; Ardie has volunteered to come to my aid. She has a firm background in journalism and great experience having written her own blog and doing years of public relations in the private sector. I know you will enjoy her writing and her new slant on things as she reports on the many varied activities in Cherrywood. I ask all of you in this wonderful community to support her and help her along just as you did with me when I first started out. Contact her for any and all of the events you want covered in the Cherrywood Section of your Citizen Newspaper. As for me, because of my office as secretary with the Veterans Club, I will continue to cover their activities. We have so much coming up in the next few months that it will be a full time job just keeping up. Ardie will take over beginning this week so if you have any suggestions; questions or ideas please contact her at ardieheape@aol.com. Shell be happy to hear from you and work with all of our residents. I offer my sincere thanks to Ardie for stepping up and doing this for me. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 19 Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HA8B 000HADQ THANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The Work Gutter Cleaning Entire House 26 Years in Business Get Any 2 ServicesSame Day and SAVE! Only $50Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure RoofFREE ESTIMATES! Carpet Cleaning$18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamPer Room Sofa and Loveseat Furniture Cleaning$601 Chair Cleaned FREECall for details 000H3YA 000H5OADirections to show: SR 200 W, go to light at SW 60th, South on 60th, pass light at Freedom Library, continue .09 mile to SW 102 St. Rd. Turn right into Cherrywood Estates, Community Center will be on your left. SAT., FEB. 8 9AM-2PMCherrywood Estates 6253 SW 100th LoopFor More Information Call Geri at 237-1675 Activities Team Will Provide LunchWoodworking Jewelry Ceramics And Lots More! Quilted Placemats Purses Handmade Baskets Craft Raffles Cherrywood Songbirds Bake Sale 000HACJ 000HAEL February 9th, 2013 10:45 a.m. Jonathan has had the opportunity to sing for many different kinds of audiences. From the Grand Ole Opry, to the Bill Gaither Homecoming Concert Series. 9510 SW 105th Street, Ocala, FL ~ 352-237-2640 Friendship Baptist Church Welcomes Music Evangelist Jonathan White

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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 000HAA9 classes available during worship. Evening worship begins at 6 with study in the book of Hebrews taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Sunday, Feb. 9: Valentine carry-in dinner immediately following the worship service. Bring your sweetheart and your favorite dish for an enjoyable time of fellowship. Valentines Day is a special time of year when we celebrate the love we have for family members and other special people in our lives. As Christians let us not forget to celebrate how much we are loved by God, who demonstrated His love for us by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross in our behalf as the perfect sacrifice to provide for the forgiveness of our sins. But let us remember Gods love for us and Jesus Christs love for us, not just this Valentines Day but every day of our lives. Wednesday, Feb. 12: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. Youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18: Christian Womens Fellowship (CWF) at the church. Business meeting begins at 10 a.m. with Bible Study at 10:45 a.m. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes the beloved old-time gospel hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires, so that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you to come and visit with us to see if we are the church you are seeking. We are located at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (South off SR 200), Ocala, phone 352-861-9080.Countryside PresbyterianCountryside Presbyterian Church announces 2014 Christian Education program. Each Sunday January to May, Sue Jobbagy will present The Present Word Class at 9 a.m. before the 10:30 a.m. worship service. From Jan. 15 to April 16 from 4 to 5 p.m., A New Life of Christ Humanity and Divinity led by the author, Dr. Ed Tenhor. Book Club led by Cindy Marshall meets on second and fourth Mondays at 2 p.m. A discussion of The Faith Club by Ranya will continue through January and February. Countryside Presbyterian Church is at 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church 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, RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE13 There seems to be more and more talk that people should enjoy this moment because thats all we really have. Its only in this moment that life happens. We waste it when our thoughts relive the past or jump to the future. This usually happens when we are doing something wed rather not be doing. We dont always have the option of only handling what we prefer. The best thing to do under those circumstances is to focus and accept the moment as it is. It just might seem not so cumbersome after all. Being mindful in each moment started out as an Eastern philosophy but the west is starting to take it on. Becoming aware of each moment as it arises makes for a happier life. We are the only ones capable of paying attention as our lives unfold.BeginningsThe exceptional Chicago tribute band Beginnings returns to the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, March 8 Chicago had over 40 years of musical expertise and is considered to be the longest running and most successful rock and roll band in American music history. Beginnings was formed in 2002 with eight professional musicians who share the passion of Chicagos music. This concert will be a fun filled melodic adventure that every member of your family will enjoy. The eight individually talented musicians together comprise an ever evolving universe of musicality that encompasses multi-instrumentalists. They will perform your favorite hits such as If You Leave Me Now, Youre the Inspiration, Hard to Say Im Sorry, Will You Still Love Me, and many more. Tickets start at $20. If you love rock and roll, dont miss this family friendly concert by Beginnings on Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For information on the 2014 Entertainment Series including dates, performers and ticket prices, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Master the PossibilitiesOur Master the Possibilities lifelong learning program has 21 classes set to start next week. February programs tend to have great enrollments and next week is no exception. All of these have enough to run and most have some openings. This is a great time to take another look at the catalog and join hundreds of your friends and neighbors in a mental workout. The theme of the current catalog is Keep Learning and Carry On. This is our wish for you! Remember that all of these programs are open to the public.Social HourImportant: The location for the Feb. 20 social hour from 4 to 6 p.m. will be in the H&R ballroom. Theresa Fields of the Activity Office, in conjunction with the Entertainment Group, wish to express their thanks for the participation in all the events the Activities Office presents and the Entertainment Group for the support of the residents over the past 13 years. So, in appreciation, dust off those dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away to the songs and vocals of the Paul DeRitter Quintet.Entertainment GroupThe entertainment group tells us there are a few remaining tickets for their Feb 22 show Juke box sweethearts and their 7 piece band as they pay tributes to the Andrews Sisters, McGuire Sisters, King Sisters and the Pointer Sisters with songs of the 50s and 60s. Tickets are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the ballroom for $8 general admission and a few $10 reserved tickets....On The Road AgainBob Woods informed me that he has two seats on his motorcoach departing OTOW Dec. 4 for the 9-nights of the Explorer of the Seas heading for the ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) Islands and then onto Labadee, Haiti before returning to Port Canaveral. Price includes port and government fees, Motorcoach to and from the port, drivers and porters tips. Insurance is extra. Bob said that if you wish prepaid shipboard gratuities for cabin attendant and wait staff it will be an additional $109 per person or the cruise line will automatically deduct the $12 a day from your sea pass. Call Bob at 854-0702 for additional info.My e-mail address is jroberta@cfl.rr.com. My phone is 352237-9208. OTOW June Roberta Chicago tribute group coming to Circle Square 000FTQA 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Berean Baptist Church Independent Fundamental Dr. Mike Patton Senior Pastor Sunday Bible Study 9:45am Sunday Worship 10:45am & 6:00pm Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm Hispanic Services Pastors Jose and Marta Santos Worship Sunday 1pm Friday 7pm Tuesday Bible Study 7pm 000H97U 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 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 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 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 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 000H0DS Pastor Randy & Linda Brown Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway, Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Provided 000H3A5 Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Sunday School 9:45 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 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 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 Pine Run OTOW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 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 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 000H1QB Southwest Christian Church We are a traditional worshiping church 9045 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am Worship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Peter Bunch Minister Music Director 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 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 000GDGD 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:00pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Thursday 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. 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com The hallmark statement of faith, The Shema, Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One also has an interesting take on the theme of love. In Gematria, the system that assigns numerical values to words, the word echad or one has the same numerical value, 13, as the word ahava, love. Thus we can translate The Shema as: Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is Love. Thus the concept of God is love is central to Jewish belief. So this Valentines Day, buy your sweetie something special and spread the love around. Give him/her a big kiss and remember that the upper part of a womans lips is called cupids bow! JUDICONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 7: LifeLine Health Screening, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship fellowship luncheon, an Italian feast. Monday, Feb. 10: Garden Club, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15: Forever Young Ministry/All Church Valentine Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Our Redeemer LutheranAt the 5 p.m. service on Feb. 15, the speaker will be the Rev. Gregory Seltz, speaker of the Lutheran Hour radio program, which airs on more than 1350 stations in 30 countries with almost 1 million listeners. The church is at 5200 SW College Road, Ocala. Phone is 352-237-2233.Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Feb. 9: 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 Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE12 Watermelon CupcakesYield: 8 servings 8 cupcake liners 8 cupcake shaped pieces of seedless watermelon 2 cups pineapple cream cheese frosting Sprinkles for garnish Place liners in 8-cup cupcake tin. Cut 3-inch-thick slices of seedless water melon. Cut round cupcake-sized pieces from slices. Put watermelon cupcake in each liner. Place dollop of frosting on each cupcake. Decorate as desired with sprinkles.Watermelon Petit FoursYield: 12 servings12 (3-inch) cubes of seedless watermelon 3/4 cup frosting 12 candied almonds Sugar in the Raw, for sprinkling Arrange watermelon cubes on serving platter. Place frosting in zipper bag and trim off bit of one bottom corner. Deco ratively pipe frosting onto each water melon cube. Place almond at top of frost ing on each petit four. Sprinkle with raw sugar and serve immediately.FAMILY FEATURES Its easy to share in the fun of Valentines Day by serving those you love sweet treats that are a healthier alternative to ordinary, heart-shaped confections. Forget the expensive flowers, wines and chocolates. To really show you care, be a cupid and give your sweetie healthy, delicious treats that feature juicy water melon. Naturally dressed in the holidays hue of vibrant red, using this fabulous fruit in recipes adds color to the spread of any Valentines Day party, whether large or intimate.Mouthwatering watermelon treats For an elegant, upscale treat, serve Watermelon Petit Fours, which feature sweet watermelon, candied almonds and is topped with your favorite decadent frosting. Get the kids in the kitchen with Watermelon Cupcakes for a new take on the beloved classic. Served with pineapple cream cheese frosting, kids will love helping you decorate these darling delights. If you really want to make their hearts skip a beat, carve an adorable Lips and Love Basket. Fill it with all of your sweeties favorite fruits for a fresh, flavorful display theyll devour in a heartbeat. Remember, nothing shows your love more than edible gifts crafted by hand. For more sweet ideas, visit www.watermelon.org. Bonus benefitsYour sweetie will love that they can indulge in the sweetness of the holiday without the guilt or inflated waistline caused by traditional Valentines Day treats. A naturally low-calorie option, watermelon also boasts the following benefits:Vitamin A: Known to enhance eye health and boost immunity by enhancing the infection-fighting actions of white blood cells.Vitamin B6: Helps the immune system produce antibodies which fight diseases.Vitamin C: Boosts the immune systems defenses against infections and viruses. It also protects the body from harmful free radicals which accelerate aging. Hearts love watermelonBeyond adding color and variety to your familys diet, watermelon has other great benefits. Here are a couple of these heart-healthy reasons: Fresh watermelon is certified by the American Heart Associations Heart Checkmark program as being low in saturated fat and cholesterol.Watermelon is the primary source of an amino acid called citrulline found in fruits and vege tables. Citrulline can help maintain blood flow within the heart and cardiovascular function. Lips and Love Basket1 to 2 long, oval-shaped seedless watermelons Cutting board Green dry erase marker Kitchen and paring knives Melon baller Assorted cookie cutters (X, O and heart shapes), if desired Wooden skewers Toothpicks Strawberries Fruits to make fruit salad filling Large bowl and spoon Wash watermelon under cool run ning water and pat dry. On cutting board, place watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4 to 1/2 inch from stem end being careful not to cut too deep into white part of rind to provide sturdy base. With marker, draw scalloped line around width of middle of water melon. Use paring knife to cut along marker line, then separate the two halves. Use melon baller to scoop out watermelon for your base. Cut top half of watermelon in half and use dry erase marker to draw large set of lips on one half. Use paring knife to cut out lips. Once you have general shape, carefully carve away rind. Use paring knife to shape lips into more finished look. Cut remaining 1/4-inch-thick slices and cut hearts, Xs, Os or other shapes, discarding rind. Attach lips to top of base using wooden skewers and toothpicks. Slice strawberries lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices, keeping straw berry tops on for decoration, if desired. Attach slice of strawberry with green top to center of each scallop using toothpick. Use rest of straw berry slices in fruit salad for fruit bowl. Place fruit bowl on serving platter, fill with fruit salad and garnish with slices of fruit cut into hearts, Xs and Os, if desired. Lips and Love Basket Watermelon Cupcakes R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar 352-854-5570 www.ramunnolawfirm.com 000H0XV Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 24 years. 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Thinking about that, my grouchiness and cantankerousness began evaporating. I suppose they have their place, and I am ashamed to admit they are in my place more often than I should allow them. In many ways, it is easy to be thankful for what you have in your hand at the time. The apostle Paul pointed this out in one of his letters. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful (Colossians 3:15). For most of us, being thankful does not come natural. It is something we have to work at on a daily basis. It has to go a step further. Be thankful for what you do not have and you will be all that more thankful for what you do have.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 e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 OK, so I admit it. I love gift shops. I am addicted to scented candles, I am positively a softie for Beanie Babies and I rue the fact that I only have one neck because I absolutely crave costume jewelry necklaces. At this time of the year, my romantic side takes over and I am intrigued with all the delightful Valentine items: teddy bears bearing chocolates, heart-themed towels, cupcake shaped candles and the ubiquitous cupid appearing on cards, tee shirts and pillows. Speaking of cupid, I got to thinking if there is a Jewish connection there. After doing some research, I made some very interesting discoveries. First of all, Jews have always adopted ideas and folkways from the cultures they have lived amongst. Many of these ideas have been incorporated into Judaism but with a Jewish spin. Cupid, as it turns out is one of these myths that has found its way into Jewish culture. According to myth, Cupid (Eros in the Greek) was the son of the goddess Venus (Aphrodite in the Greek) and god Mercury. (Hermes) He is often portrayed as a winged infant carrying a quiver with bow and arrows. He is considered the god of love and he unites couples by shooting arrows in their hearts to cause the victims to fall in love. Thus his impish nature on many valentine cards. Since 1969 when the Catholic Church declared that the February 14 was no longer a saints day and worthy of veneration, the day has taken on a more secular nature and has become a special day to honor lovers and romance. In Rome, Cupid appears on sarcophagi, in paintings in Jewish catacombs and above the door to a synagogue in Capernaum in Israel, six of them to be exact. What is the significance of this erotic symbol of love doing on items associated with Jewish living during Greco-Roman times? Cupids are often depicted with holding a wine cup or with Dionysus, the god of wine. The symbolism there is that one is to be drunk with love. As similar theme resonates from the Song of Songs recited on Shabbat by followers of the Jewish Chassidic tradition: I am faint with love. Eat, friends, drink and be drunk with love. Love is a necessity of life. It releases us from isolation and makes us feel wanted and needed. The Greek philosophers believed this and this idea is found in the Talmud to live in isolation is to live without joy, without blessing, without happiness. And in Genesis, God muses that it is not good for man to be alone and so creates Eve to be a helpmate for Adam the first man. Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel comments that when God created the first person, the creature had two faces, male and female and the Lord separated them and they became two separate beings. These examples show how Jewish thoughts perceived human beings as being dependent on each other since they were created from a single source. Love was the binding force that enabled us to create families, societies and civilizations for now we needed each other for support and companionship. Many love songs recount the saying of the ancient Greeks: love makes the world go round. It was love that made life meaningful and without it we would feel remorse and sadness. In Judaism it is believed that without this impetus for love, no one would build a house, wed, have children or engage in a trade. 2014 February Straight to the Heart Judis Journal Judi Siegal PLEASESEEJUDI, PAGE11 000HB6Y 000H9SK 000H8PS

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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Doing something nice for others is typical of the generous Arian. But be prepared for some jealous types who might try to question one of your more recent acts of kindness. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to take on new responsibilities. But before you do, you might want to check out exactly what would be required of you so that you dont face any surprises later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It might be best to put off an important decision until a fluctuating situation becomes more stable. Recently received news could help resolve a long-standing family matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you still have a problem getting that information gap closed, you might consider asking a higher authority to resolve the matter, leaving you free to move on to another project. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A family matter needs to be dealt with at the start of the week. Once its resolved, the Big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until youve checked them out especially where money matters might be involved. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A business venture might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A more-positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work through a confusing situation. So put pride aside and ask for it. Youll be glad you did. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A colleagues remarks appear to be especially cutting. But dont waste your time or energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Support for your work comes as a surprise from someone you thought was critical or, at least, indifferent. If somebody gave out an award for grouchiness and downright cantankerousness, I am sure I would take top honors. Of course, according to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, there is no honor in being grouchy or cantankerous nor is there room for it in our humble abode. For the past week I have been grouchy and cantankerous and any other adjective you might want to throw into that pot of naughtiness. By the time the week ended that pot was boiling hot and about to explode. It is always beneficial to look back over an incident and figure out where you made your mistake. I often dont do it, but in this case, the mistake I made was so obvious it could not be overlooked. Most faults can be remedied if you know what to do about it. Then, there are those mistakes that no matter what you do, it still ends up being a mistake. My mistake was I exhibited my downright grouchiness and cantankerous spirit in front of my wife. I know the marriage manual says there should be no secrets between husband and wife. Down through the years I have tried to maintain that part of the marital relationship, and I have done a good job thus far. What the manual does not say is, there are special times when a husband should not speak his mind in front of his wife. My wife constantly reminds me that God gave men, two ears and one mouth for a particular purpose, open our ears and shut our mouth. I do not think I got that far in the instructions, but I will take my wifes word on that one, you can be sure. In my defense, however, this past week I was colder than I have ever been in all my life, at least that I can remember. Now, it is one thing to be cold, but quite a different thing to tell somebody, especially your wife, that you are cold. I made that mistake once and told my wife I was cold. She felt my forehead, got out my bathrobe, fussed over me all evening and made me hot tea with honey to drink. I wanted to tell her that I was cold; I did not have a cold. It was so cold the little gray cells were shivering so much they were not functioning 100%. According to some peoples opinion, it is a rare occasion when they do function 100%. As I remember it, I was looking out our back patio window, watching it drizzle and shivering in the cold. If I need any defense on my side, I did not realize that in the same room was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Enveloped in this aroma of sheer ignorance, I said out loud something to the effect, I hate this cold weather! Following that pointed observation, as I now reflect, I also growled most viciously. It was then I heard a noise explode behind me. Well, at least it is not snowing! You should be grateful for that. I swung around as quickly as possible, and there standing in all her glory with both hands firmly planted on her hips was my wife staring in my direction. The tone of her voice and her demeanor revealed I was in for one of her infamous lectures. All week long, we had been noticing some of our family up north experiencing some very severe snow conditions. Some even missed school for several days because of the snow drifting. One family member way up north was without electricity for nearly a week. In some of these areas, the temperature has been in the minus degree for at least a week. Dont you know how lucky you are to live in a place where it doesnt snow and the temperature doesnt get below zero? Instead of complaining, you should be grateful for what you really have. Think of members of our family up north suffering in that freezing weather! Would you like to change places with them right now? I have often said this and I am sure I will continue saying it until the day I die, when my wife is right she is right. No argument from me here. Then she made a statement I am still mulling over. Be thankful for what you dont have. I must say she had a great point there. Sometimes it is quite hard to be thankful for what you do not have when you are so caught up in the problems right in front of you. Be grateful. At least its not snowing Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE10 000HBO5 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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Sunday, Feb. 16 Jazz Society to playThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month. They play a variety of music including Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 admission for Hospice. For info: 352 237-0234.Monday, Feb. 17 Legion Post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 SW State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt at 352-3225966. Tuesday, Feb. 18 Cancer education, support groupA new education and support group for cancer patients, family and friends will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the West Marion Medical Plaza Conference Room, located at 4600 SW 46th Court in Ocala. The support group will meet on the third Tuesday of each month, facilitated by a team of cancer care professionals including oncology social workers, oncology patient care navigator and genetic counselor. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 800-530-1188. Thursday, Feb. 20 Air Force group to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its February meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. Our guest speaker will be Matt Feehan from Morgan Stanley Smith Barnery. We will also finalize chapter plans for the upcoming AFA State Winter Meeting and AFA AFJROTC State Drill Meet. Everyone is welcome.Tribute Quartet at College Road The Tribute Quartet will be in concert on Thursday, Feb. 20 at College Road Baptist Church in Ocala. Voted 2008 Horizon Group of the Year and SGNs 2008 Breakthrough Artist of the Year, this group presents Southern Gospel music at its finest. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and a $10 donation is requested at the door. College Road Baptist Church is located mile south of I-75 at 5010 SW College Road. Call 352-237-5741 for more information.Spelling bee scheduledSpellers take your mark because the Marion County Spelling Bee takes place Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Browne Greaton Cole Auditorium at Marion Technical Institute (MTI) at 6 p.m. MTI is at 1614 E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Admission is free and open to the public. This years competition draws 27 middle school students from all 10 public and one private local middle school. The local winner and runner-up advance to the 55th annual regional spelling bee in Orlando on March 26, sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel. Both the district and regional bees are preliminary rounds to reach this years Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Sandy Wilson at 352-236-0580 or Sandra.Wilson@marion.k12.fl.us. Additional information is available at www.spellingbee.com.Friday, Feb. 21 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart.Saturday, Feb. 22 Ocala 200 Lions seek vendorsThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Friendship Plaza, in front of the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200 The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space rental is $15 and you must provide your own table and setup. Hot dogs will be available for purchase and diabetic screening will be offered to the public. For more information and reservations, call Lion Bob Melnick at 352861-2730 or Lion Ralph Mills at 352-427-1217.Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 7, 2014 BY ROB SCHWARZWALDER Special to the CitizenRecently President Obama has spoken several times about his intention to use executive orders to bypass Congress and pursue things he wants accomplished. In addition to showing a certain contempt for representative selfgovernment (Congress is elected by the people, is accountable to them, and is not a mere inconvenience to be shunted aside by an aggravated chief executive), Mr. Obamas approach veers dangerously into murky waters. His potential actions will have to be scrutinized for their constitutionality, not only as to whether they violate something explicit in the Constitution, but also if they create or expand powers about which our charter text is silent. Extra-constitutionality is no pretext for federal activism. Because the Constitution does not forbid something specifically doesnt mean such action is authorized by the Constitution inferentially. The propositions of the Constitution define and limit the roles of the federal government, and do so definitively. Both the Left and the Right use the Constitutions muteness on any number of things as an excuse for federal legislation or regulation. But this is not to say that the Constitution makes room for them. Otherwise, why would there be a Tenth Amendment, which states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. How would we know to what this amendment refers if the meaning of text regarding delegated federal powers was somehow opaque? Or why would there be a process for amending the Constitution written within the text of that document itself? Why amend something whose words can simply be reinterpreted into a meaning commensurate with the political agenda of those in power? With that said, an originalist reading of the Constitution does not mean that we compel wisdom and common sense to take a holiday. Prudence, the great qualifier of extremism and overreaction, is an intrinsic part of the conservative approach to politics (and life, for that matter). Consider what often is called our social safety net Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, federally-funded public housing, the federal food stamp program. Conservatives can and should maintain that such a net is unjustified by the Constitution and that it should be fundamentally recast. However, this is not synonymous with calling for the nets immediate abolition. Instead, conservatives need to make what improvements we can, when and where we can, whether modest or comprehensive. Upgrading our systems of oldage financial and medical insurance and health coverage for the poor is needed for greater efficiency, yes, but there is nothing compassionate about continued attempts to sustain things nearing collapse. Rather than abolishing the safety net, then, conservatives argue that what we need is a multitude of nets: Stateand locallyrun social services, retirement programs, old-age medical insurance plans, and so forth. States are closer to the needs of their own people, and are more accountable than intricate, robotic, anti-human bureaucracies in what Ronald Reagan called a far-off capital, Washington, D.C. To maintain that because conservatives cannot countenance the current system of social programs they therefore oppose the purposes of such programs is untrue. We simply agree with the Founders that diffusion of power and locality of authority are better guarantees of effectiveness and integrity than impenetrable national ones. The Founders knew what they were about: They set limits on the federal government and gave states, counties, and communities great latitude to enact policies they thought best for those who live within them. One thing they did not do was imply that anything not forbidden can be done. Those who use constitutional silence as a justification for federal action are engaging not only in intellectual dishonesty but the deliberate erosion of representative self-government itself.Rob Schwarzwalder is senior vice president of the Family Research Council. For quite a while, Ive been pretty much identified as a no new taxes person. I think that government bodies ought to operate within their means, just like many families in America have to do. But theres a proposal for a property tax to help the schools floating around, one that would help fund things like art, music, etc., and I find myself leaning toward supporting it. There was a forum put on last week by the League of Women Voters and the Marions United For Education to kick off a push to pass this property tax. It was an informative evening. But there was one major thing that bothered me, and that was the makeup of the crowd. For the most part, the heads had gray hair or, in cases like me, little or no hair. In other words, there were few people there who likely had any children in the public schools. So I have to ask, Where were the parents? It would have seemed to me that if this proposed tax is as important to the education of children as backers seem to think, there would have been a bunch of parents and some school-age children there. Instead, they were conspicuous by their absence. Is it that the parents dont care? Were they too busy to spend an hour at a forum that was signing up people to push for something that could result in providing a better education for their children? If thats the case, how can these groups who hope to get this levy passed win over the voters, when a forum like this is held and parents dont show up? I know that this wont be on the ballot until November, but still, this meeting was being used to sign up people to help. Hopefully for the children, there will be a gain in momentum from the parents. One of the questions that came up was why the groups were seeking a property tax and not a sales tax. You can thank a ridiculous state law for that. Florida law says a sales tax can only be used for buildings, acquisition, etc. It cant be used to enhance programs in the schools. This is a silly limitation that legislators should change. If the people are willing to impose a tax on themselves, the schools ought to be able to use that tax to help, without restrictions. So it would behoove the backers of this proposed tax to get out and enlist the parents of local public school children. This tax is for the benefit of their youngsters at least they should show some interest in getting it adopted.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: 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. State lawmakers Sen. Jack Latvala and Rep. Ray Rodrigues recently filed identical bills in their respective chambers for the upcoming legislative session which breathe new life into a decades-old discussion as to the residency requirement for county commissioners. Although the Florida Constitution requires a county commissioner be a resident of the district in which he or she is elected, residency is not defined. Consequently, its not uncommon across the state to find some county commissioners who have two domiciles. One thats a permanent residence outside the district to which elected, and one thats temporarily acquired merely to satisfy the letter, but not the spirit, of the statute. With some county commissioners and elections officials giving the statutory requirement a nod and a wink, the proposed bill seeks to halt the gamesmanship of musical domiciles by defining residency as only one domicile at a time being maintained. The bill also lists criteria, such as the location of homestead exemption, utility usage and family residence, to aid elections officials in determining whether or not county commissioners faithfully meet the requirement of residing in the district to which elected. Since commissioners are elected at-large by countywide vote, some contend that the residency requirement is archaic and should be eliminated. Nevertheless, Sen. Latvala and Rep. Rodrigues believe voters want the county commissioner who represents them to live in their district full time. The bill is a needed step to uphold the statute from two important perspectives. First, elected officials closest to the people afford constituents the best representation. Second, it would end the present nod and wink given to it by some county commissioners and elections officials. In its present form, however, the bills absence of a penalty for those commissioners who disregard the residency requirement is a significant shortfall. Lacking an enforcement penalty, prospects for the bill ending the musical domiciles are doubtful. Accordingly, state lawmakers are encouraged to pass a bill that both clearly defines residency and carries a serious enforcement penalty. Otherwise, the residency requirement should be rescinded to end its mockery, which only serves to foster voter cynicism and undermine public trust. Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Where do our commissioners live? School tax forum: Why no parents? Constitutional silence doesnt justify activism READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Ocala SymphonyThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the community choir, choral students from the University of Florida, West Port High School and nationally known soloists to perform Carl Orffs Carmina Burana on Feb. 14, 15, and 16. Im singing with the chorus, and can assure you that the performance of this incredible music, played as originally intended with a full chorus and large orchestra, is a once in a lifetime opportunity in our community. It truly is yet another opportunity to revel in the cultural harmony of beautiful Marion County. Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased on line at www.ocalasymphony.com or by calling 352-351-1606. Life in Ocala is good! B ill Shampine On Top of the W orld Read the classifieds 406 N.E. 1ST ST. 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com THE GODS OF GUILT By Michael Connelly Mickey Haller, the Lincoln lawyer who works out of his Town Car, is back after a costly scandal brought down his bid for district attorney and ended his tenuous relationship with his ex-wife. Add a daughter who wont speak to him and a near empty bank account to get some idea of his desperation when the novel opens. Consequently, he takes on a client whos a cyberpimp, a scumbag who designs websites for prostitutes who pay him with a cut of their earnings. Andre La Cosse stands accused of killing one of these working girls Giselle Dallinger. In time, Haller realizes that he knew the victim under a different name, a woman he thought hed convinced to give up the life and go straight. It also becomes plain that La Cosse is innocent because he was set up. Suddenly, the bad guys become good and the good guys become very bad. Haller dives into the case with a gofor-broke intensity that involves swaying the jury that his unsavory client has clean hands. Its an uphill battle for those gods of guilt who decide who is guilty and who is not. Who goes frees and who does not. It is a lofty and weighty burden. Connellys courtroom drama is riveting with its trip-ups, maneuvers, rulings, interaction with the jury, and cracking dialogue. The opening scene is a clever surprise. And as always Haller is a tough hustler with a good heart. His perfunctory romance falls a little flat but the illumination of how the law really works is first rate. Still, if youre a slow reader, be advised not to lay this book aside for too long because of the dizzying proliferation of characters, connections, and conspiracies. This is a stand-alone book for readers new to Connelly as well as fans. Though not a thriller, its a fine read. Gods of Guilt is a good read Bookmark Pat Wellington 000HBIT WHATS YOUR VEHICLE WORTH? 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Wednesday, Feb. 12 World Has Talent auditionsThe Circle Square Cultural Center will hold auditions on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 5th annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show. Auditions are open to individuals, duets, and groups and registration is on a first come, first served basis with no entry fee. Talented line dancers, magicians, comedians, story tellers, dancers, acrobats, singers and other amateur performers are encouraged to audition. Each performance will be allotted a 5-minute window to catch the interest of the judges and to secure a spot in the talent show. The top 10 finalists from the auditions will participate in The World Has Talent show on Saturday, May 5, at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Contestants will compete for the grand prize of $500, second prize of $250 and third prize of $150. Auditions will be held on Feb. 12 at the Circle Square Cultural Center located at 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. For information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. Thursday, Feb. 13 Barbershoppers offer musical valentinesTell your loved ones you care with a song this Valentines Day. The Big Sun Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society will offer singing Valentines this year to benefit Youth in Harmony, a musical education program for young men. Call to arrange for the Barbershop Quartet to sing to your loved one male or female and present gifts of love. Call Daniele Cupid, 352-804-7464 for pricing and scheduling on Feb. 13 and 14.AARP Driver program offeredEach month motorists are offered the opportunity to take the AARP Driver Safety course at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation office. The program is a six-hour long two sessions of threehours each refresher course designed especially for ages 50 and older. Younger people are invited to take the course too. The course is offered the second Thursday and Friday for every month. The course offer practical tips in compensating for the normal changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Safe driving practices and continued personal mobility is emphasized during the session. Most participants benefit from a discount on their insurance after completing the course. Call Joe Briggs, area instructor at 325-237-2971 and representative for further information. Friday, Feb. 14 Friday Forum features editorBrad Rogers, editorial page editor of the Ocala Star Banner, will address the role of the newspaper in todays world at the Friday Forum on Feb. 14. Join the Friday Forums community conversation with Brad Rogers at Buffet City, corner of State Road 200 and MLK Jr. Boulevard from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. We must indicate the number of people expected in order to determine which of the rooms he will reserve for us. Please RSVP to FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 or Jan Linx at 352-425-6219 no later than Feb. 12. Charge payable directly to the restaurant for this date only is $11 for Friday Forum participants. The general public will pay $14 all day. 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. 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. Memoir workshop by Patricia CharpentierYou dont have to be a writer to write your life story. On Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Freedom Writers Group of the Florida Writers Association presents a memoir workshop by guest speaker Patricia Charpentier, author of the multi-award winning book, Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time. Write Your Life Story introduces some of the many approaches to writing personal and family history and gives tips on how to get started. Patricia uses everyday language, humor, and real-life examples in discussing how to organize your material, gather story ideas, and other topics related to writing the story of you. Seating will be on first-come basis. If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of t he completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. 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Saturday, Feb. 22 Cattle drive, cowboy roundupThe Rotary Club and City of Ocala are teaming up again to present the second annual Cracker Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round up. This family-friendly event takes place on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event begins with a cattle drive which starts on Southeast 1st Avenue. Several viewing locations are set up along the route, which can be found at www.ocalafl.org/cowboy. The Cattle Drive will end at the Tuscawilla Park, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave., where the fun will continue. Activities include games, musical entertainment, dancing, cracker food, and a beer watering hole. Proceeds from the event will go to raise funds for the Ocala Discovery Center. For more information, contact the Discovery Center at 352-401-3900. Sunday Feb. 23 Marion Chamber Music Society ConcertThe English brought us select tea, fine china, and ...s ome of the most opulent melodies in all of European music literature. English music is sonorous, harmonically elegant and refined. For our next free Marion Chamber Music concert we will feature Violist Helen Kirklin and pianist Roberta Swedien, who will feature a bouquet of English music for viola and piano Sunday Feb. 23 at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala. The concert includes works by Rebecca Clarke, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Frank Bridge, and the world premiere of Sonata for Viola and Piano by Arthur Maud. Helen and Roberta have previously performed for us to standing ovations. 352-867-1340.Tuesday, Feb. 25 Breast cancer survivors meetThe 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. Our meeting on Feb. 25 will be a Brain Booster/Brain Teaser presentation by Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top Of The World. Cammy always has a fun and interesting presentation and activity that keeps our group stimulated. Thursday, Feb. 27 Preview Night at collegeThe College of Central Florida invites students, parents and community members to 2014 Preview Night Thursday, Feb. 27. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Ewers Century Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The college will showcase the many career and educational opportunities it offers with exhibits and workshops on dual enrollment, admissions and financial aid, workforce and certificate programs, teacher education opportunities, and advanced degrees including CFs baccalaureate programs. Preview Night provides an opportunity for our community to see what options are available at CF, said Teri Little-Berry, director of Admissions and Records. For information about the free event, call Randolph Bellamy at 352-854-2322, ext. 1543. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.Friday, Feb. 28 Three-day band performancesThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band, under the direction of Les Muncaster, announces special performances featuring jazz trombonist, Harry Watters: Jazz It Up with Harry (and Friends) on Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.; and T is for Trombone on Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 at 3:00 p.m. with Harry and the concert band. On Saturday and Sunday, musical selections include: Flight of the Bumblebee, Embraceable You, Music from The Incredibles, Reds White & Blue March, written by Red Skelton, The Mission, Hosts of Freedom and more. All performances are at the Marion Technical Institute, 1614 SE Fort King St., Ocala, and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Sunday, March 2 German American Club partyThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual Fasching Party on Sunday, March 2, from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and enjoy music by Alpine Express! Bring your own snacks and beverages. Tickets are $15 per member or $18 per nonmember. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Singers at First CongregationalOn Sunday afternoon, March 2 at 3 p.m., the Dunnellon Concert Singers (a group of four very talented musicians) will present a program of popular songs from the 1920s to the 1960s, commonly known as the era of the Great American Songbook. Admission is free but a love offering will be received. All are invited to attend and enjoy this entertaining musical program. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. 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Frame York Nbhd 5 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 $64,900 MLS#399056 10931 SW 87th Court 2/2/Carport, 1,244 sq. ft. Frame Hickory Nbhd 2 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 8761 SW 116th Lane Rd. 2/2/1.5, 1,424 sq. ft. Frame Newport Nbhd 8 John Kapioski 208-1635 $99,650 MLS#400592 11616 SW 77th Avenue 2/2/1, 1,226 sq. ft. CBS Madison The Preserve Jerry Brooks 274-0930 $89,900 MLS#395566 8855 SW 108th Street 2/2/2, 1,751 sq. ft. CBS Custom Georgetown Nbhd 12 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 $109,990 MLS#386228 11761 SW 79th Cir. 2/2/2, 1,384 sq. ft. CBS Waverly The Preserve The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 $112,000 MLS#388797 11246 SW 73rd Cir. 2/2/2, 1,168 sq. ft. CBS Turnberry Maintained Lot The Fountains Peggy Simpson 208-6554 $115,000 MLS#401247 11574 SW 72nd Circle 2/2/2+den, 1,700 sq. ft. CBS Capistrano Golfview Jerry Brooks 274-0930 7367 SW 115th Pl. 3/2/2, 1,661 sq. ft. CBS Saratoga Hillside The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 11521 SW 85th Avenue 2/2/1.5, 1,121 sq. ft. Frame Expanded Camden Nbhd 7 John Kapioski 208-1635 $127,500 MLS#401128 11638 SW 72nd Cir. 2/2/2, 1,466 sq. ft. CBS Expanded Pinehurst Laurel Oaks Louise Pace 361-4312 $129,000 MLS#398749 7180 SW 113th Loop 3/2/2, 1,899 sq. ft. CBS Augusta Linkside The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 $131,500 MLS#392024 8109 SW 117th Loop 3/2/2, 2,623 sq. ft. Frame Expanded Providence Woodside Jerry Brooks 274-0930 $139,900 MLS#401285 10789 SW 71st Circle 3/2.5/2, 1,882 sq. ft. CBS Tuscany Shell Eagles Point John Anderson 454-9020 $145,000 MLS#393500 11416 SW 68th Ct. 3/2.5/2, 1,682 sq. ft. CBS Doral Formal Baytree Greens John Kapioski 208-1635 $154,750 MLS#396911 11241 SW 72nd Ave. 3/2/2, 2,039 sq. ft. CBS Custom Augusta Maintained Lot Linkside Serago/Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 $155,000 MLS#397941 11553 SW 75th Circle 3/2/2, 1,783 sq. ft. CBS San Marino The Preserve Jim Petticrew 216-5852 6770 SW 113th Place 3/2/2, 1,814 sq. ft. 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CBS Turnberry The Fountains Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 $122,000 MLS#402294 11644 SW 75th Circle 3/2.5/2, 1,932 sq. ft. CBS Monte Carlo The Preserve Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 #10 #22 $159,900 MLS#399660 #23

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Friday, Feb. 7 Temples rummage saleTemple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala is holding a rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items for sale will include clothing, household items, bric a brac, games, etc. Clothing and books will be sold by the bagfull at bargain prices. For information call Shelly at 352-694-3655.Three-day coin showThe Ocala Coin Club presents its 70th anniversary annual coin show on Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at the On Top of the World Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be U.S. and foreign coins, paper money, supplies, jewelry, artifacts, scrap gold, ancient coins and much more. There will be free appraisals, buying and selling. There will be 65 dealers on site. Admission and parking are free, there will be free door prizes and a raffle for U.S. gold and silver coins. For information call 352-748-5225.Stroke, Diabetes, heart diseaseStroke screening is coming. Preventive health screenings can detect your risk for serious disease. Early detection is Key to prevention. Sponsored by Munroe Regional Medical Center. Pre-registration is required. It starts at 9 a.m.. To register for your appointment and to receive a special $10 discount, please call 1-888-653-6450 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 or visit http://www.ccomc.org/. Saturday, Feb. 8 Annual chili dinnerSister Concepta, who manages Brother Keepers soup Kitchen in Ocala, is sponsoring the 7th annual Chili Supper on Feb. 8 at Blessed Trinity Church. Funds are used for repairs to the Mother House in Uganda. The dinner will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. There will be red chili or white chili plus salad and drink. The event will be at Blessed Trinity Parish Hall, 5 SE 17th St. .Yard sale at CountrysideFifth annual Yard Sale in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White Elephant, Linen, Clothing, Jewelry, Homemade Bake Sale, Tools, Toys, Small Furniture, Holiday Decorations, Books, Videos, C.D.s and much more. For further information, call the church at 352-2374633.Breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will hold a community wide breakfast sponsored by the Mens Club on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala.Tuesday, Feb. 11 Barbershop Chorus gatheringThe Ocala Harmony Barbershop Chorus invites ladies to a Valentine social. Potential a capella singers (bass, baritone, tenor and lead) will celebrate with current members at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Enjoy refreshments, decorations and a short performance. Please RSVP to Lynnie at 352-591-4811 to get location and more information.Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The main topic for this months meeting will be Mac Spreadsheets given by Bob Adams. Bobs presentation will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Wednesday, Feb. 12 Hospice Thrift Store Shop HopHop on the bus and visit all five Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Discover bargains in furniture, housewares, clothing and gifts. $25 registration fee includes transportation and a buffet lunch. Pick-ups take place at Spanish Springs Station in The Villages at 9:15 a.m. or at Six Gun Plaza at 9:45 a.m. Register by calling 352-438-1138 or visit www.RCSbustours.com. Proceeds from Thrift Store sales support patient care, community grief services, childrens programs and complementary services with pets, art and music. HMC is the countys not-for-profit hospice, providing excellent end-of-life home care for our community since 1983. Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be salmon or herbed chicken breast with roasted potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Entertainment Honeys School of Dance. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 12th of February. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate 643-A Midway DR. Ocala, FL 34472.Please note if you want fish or chicken. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. All residents are encouraged to come to the Oak Run Homeowners Association General Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. to hear a special presentation on Identity Theft. We are privileged to have Cathy Costley. Victim Specialist in the Office of Attorney General, Division of Victim Services, State of Florida. She will share how to reduce the risk of identity theft and what to do if you are a victim. As identity theft is so prevalent today Ms. Costley presentation is especially timely. Look forward to seeing you at the General Meeting. Performing Arts Dispatches from Sweetgum, Texas are coming in as the Performing Arts Club of Oak Run rehearses for its Spring 2014 production of Rexs Exes. Uncle Aubrey wants to know if anybodys seen Momma Doll and if so, did she look ready for the big date. Bitsy Hargis is on the prowl for eligible roadkill on the highway of love, and La Merle Verdeen Minshew perseveres in her assertion that the RV was not stolen Rexs Exes will run Thursday through Sunday, April 3 through the 6th at Palm Grove in Oak Run. Tickets are on sale at several events and through the club. According to the ticket officer Linda Noel, Tickets are going like butter on a griddle and urges you to get a wiggle on, and join the fun.Oak Run TravelSince there has been insufficient interest shown in trip 8-Spring Training Baseball, this has been cancelled. We will see if we can get interest in attending a regular season baseball game at Tampa during the late spring or summer. Soon, we will have our meeting to assign hosts to trips that will be in the upcoming Travel Brochure. That means the new brochure will be available early in March and you should pay special attention to when our sale dates will be held in March and April for trips in which you are interested. Dont forget that we have added a couple of trips to the current schedule. There was an initial sale date on Jan. 25 for the third trip to see the horses run at Tampa Bay Downs. The trip is on Wednesday, April 16. On May 17, we have an afternoon trip to see Disney On Ice. The sale date for this is Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at the Island Club (that is this Saturday). Call Connie Smith for information either of these trips. Our 11 night cruise to Panama and the Western Caribbean on Nov. 10 had a good start at the sale date on Jan. 23. There are still cabins available so call John Casabianca before they are all taken. This cruise takes in Grand Cayman, Cartagena, Colon, Cost Rica, Belize, and Cozumel. Also dont forget there is a Bermuda Cruise sailing on Aug. 18 for 10 nights. This cruise leaves Fort Lauderdale and goes to Charleston where we have 2 days, then on to Bermuda for 3 days before returning via the Bahamas. Call John Casabianca for more information. He had a sale date on Jan. 23 but still has cabins available.Irish American ClubThe club will hold the annual St. Patricks Day Party on Thursday, March 14 at the Palm Grove Club from 5:30 9:30 p.m. Menu will be corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stewed chicken, mashed potatoes, carrots, salad, rolls and Irish cream chocolate cake. Coffee and soda provided. BYOB.Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Oak Run homeowners to hear about identity theft SEEOAK RUN, PAGE31 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. 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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 000HB39 8602 SW Hwy. 200 Ste. D ONE BOOTH AVAILABLE 352-861-2001 O PEN M ONDAY S ATURDAY Let Our Experience Create a Style for You! 000HBP2 LOOK! Were Excited that Lori A. 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Red Pfluger (352) 873-0674 Korean War Veteran owner 19 Years of Quality Service to the 200 Corridor Area $ 65 All Homes Voted Best By My Customers Three Years In A Row! Balentines Landscaping, Inc. (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES 000GSI3 LANDSCAPING Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000H92Q 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. 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On the Ocala Regional campus, plans are to build out approximately 56,000 square feet of new space, consolidating all current critical care beds into the new square footage. When completed, there will be a total of 34 intensive care unit beds. In all, there will be a net increase of 14 licensed beds at Ocala Regional. In addition, the post anesthesia care unit and preop area as well as preand postcath lab areas will undergo complete renovation and upgrade. Expansion at West Marion will include the addition of a cardiac cath/special procedures lab, 12 med/surg beds on the east wing of the 2nd floor and 12 med/surg beds on the east wing of the 3rd floor, for a net increase of 24 licensed beds. Also, the existing lab will be expanded by approximately 800 sq. ft., doubling its current size. These plans are extensive; the financial investment being made by HCA is significant. These projects reflect the confidence HCA has in the work we do each day, in the way we deliver quality patient care to our community, and our ability to continue doing so, McVay told the crowd. We look forward to working with our community partners in our continued efforts to bring the highest level of quality healthcare to greater Marion County. Marking its 40-year anniversary in September of 2013, Ocala Health (OH) today encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. OH has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer program in Marion County. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; and a Senior Wellness Community Center. The Ocala Health website is www.ocalahealthsystem.com. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Heres Your Chance TO OWN Mini Farms ,Silver Leaf Rd, Dunnellon 10 acres Total $59,000 5 Acre Tracks $39,000 Owner Financing Call: Jack Lemieux Cell (305) 607-7886 Realty USA INC 407-599-5002 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ BUICK02, Century, Limited, Special Edition, full power, climate control. Leather Seats $4,000 obo (215) 778-0864 (local) CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 BeautyS e MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 Caregiver/Aide/ Companion/Errands /Transportation Beth 352-861-9548 House Painting interior & exterior Pressure Washing Call Bart (352)216-9135 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 This weeks puzzle answers HOSPITALCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 DOGSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The task force looked at the issue of tethering from both a public safety viewpoint as well as animal cruelty. The task force voted 6-1 that keeping a dog on a tether continuously and as a primary means of confinement was and is inherently cruel. Our challenge was to then address that cruelty while respecting the rights of property owners, and considering the impact on the hard working Animal Services staff. We solicited input from Animal Services staff and considered the position of the Florida Animal Control Association (FACA), which recognizes that the issue of tethering is a growing concern throughout the state. Jurisdictions should consider quality of life, public safety, Humane treatment and property rights when dealing with this complex issue. FACA recognizes that certain concerns should be considered in each community and that limiting tethering to a time limit may pose enforcement challenges. Tethered animals kept within a visual range or while the owner is actually outside may eliminate this challenge. The task force spent a considerable amount of time discussing various ordinances from other counties including: Pasco, Seminole, Lake, Collier, Manatee, Sarasota, Citrus, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Broward, Alachua, Okaloosa, Hillsborough, Orange and Pinellas. We also looked at several state laws including Texas and Oregon. All of these were looked at through the filter of whether the laws were simple, concise, and enforceable and addressed the issue of public safety Therefore, it is the conclusion of this task force by a vote of 6-1 that the unsupervised, unattended outdoor tethering of a dog should be prohibited. Tethering of a dog should only be used as a means of direct control of the dog, if the dog is in visible range of the owner or responsible party, which person must also be outside with the dog at all times OR the dog is tethered no longer than is necessary for the person to complete a temporary task that requires the dog to be restrained for a reasonable period while the owner remains on the premises. Additionally, the task force recommends that tethering not be allowed at abandoned property or vacant land and that the tethered dog be spayed or neutered. The members of the task force would like to thank the Marion County Board of County Comissioners for giving us the opportunity to serve the citizens of Marion County. Respectfully, Kerry Crawford, Chairman, Task Force on Tethering. Read the classifieds 8296 SW 103rd St. Rd. 352-237-3676 Monday Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-4 Walk-Ins Welcome Millennium Hair Salon A Certified Goldwell Color Salon 000HBPN 10 % OFF Any Service Must present coupon. 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Friday, February 7, 2014 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Music provided by Solid Gold (Al Sutphen). A 50/50 raffle, a special Luck-of-the-Irish gift basket raffle and door prizes available. Ticket sales on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Orchid Club Lobby 9-11 a.m. Price for admission is $15 for members and guests $18. After Feb. 26, call Gloria 873-6989 or Ann 8734755. Irish attire optional.Betty Crouse leavesBette Crouse, the group leader of Oak Run N.A.P., announced her retirement at their monthly meeting. On Jan. 27, a longtime member of the Neighborhood Watch Program announced her retirement. She has served as chairperson of the Neighborhood Watch Program for over 16 years and has been one of the founding members to the program at Oak Run. A great deal of Thanks for all the time and years of dedication to the Neighborhood Watch Program. Members of the Neighborhood Watch Program wish Bette Crouse well in the future and hope she enjoys her retirement. Lt. Wissinger and Lt. Joiner, from the Marion County Sheriffs office, were on hand to presented her with a plaque signed by Sheriff Blair thanking her for her 16 years of dedicated volunteer service to the agency.Royal Oaks WomenOn Jan. 28, David and Goliath was the game (5 longest holes and 4 shortest holes were counted for the final score). The winners: 1st Flight: 1-Pat Blackburn, 2Bette Johnson, 3-Sylvia Zappia 2nd flight: 1-Joan OBrien, 2-Bea Terry, 3-B.J. Lassiter 3rd Flight: 1-Sharon Scrivens, 2Barb Scozzafava,3(tie)Kathy Kollar and Mary Kay Frandsen. Closest to the pin: Nancy LeFebevre We applaud all the winners!Do You RememberTune in to Len Teitlers Do You Remember, not just the past but remembering friends featuring Way off Broadway 2004, Give my Regards to Broadway following FYI daily from Feb. 7 to Feb. 14. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 29 Betty Crouse with Sheriffs Lt. Dennis Joiner. 000H9QC Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? 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BRIEFS Volunteers needed for Special OlympicsHundreds of local student athletes gather later this month at Forest High School for Marion Countys 42nd annual Special Olympics Summer Games. But upwards of 500 high school and community volunteers are needed to provide the manpower to make these games possible. Volunteers serve as timers, recorders, award presenters, measurers, ball retrievers, catchers, parade line-up partners, and more. Because they have direct student contact, all volunteers must be pre-registered with the school district. Volunteers should report by 9:45 a.m. each day theyre on duty. Athletes are paired with student volunteers from local high schools to cheer them on and offer words of encouragement. Opening day is set for 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, with Summer Games continuing Thursday and Wednesday, Feb. 20 and 26, from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. As many as 450 schoolbased athletes will compete inside Forest High Schools football stadium at 5000 SE Maricamp Road near Ocala. This annual tradition offers students with special needs the opportunity to excel based on their own abilities. The Summer Games take place on three separate days. Each day begins with Opening Ceremonies at 10:45 a.m. and features: Wednesday, Feb. 19 150 high school and Hillcrest athletes. Thursday, Feb. 20 150 elementary school athletes. Wednesday, Feb. 26 150 middle school and Hillcrest athletes. For more information on the games or to volunteer, contact Lynn Brantley, Special Olympics Coordinator, at 671-1434. INDEX Bookmark................................7 Cherrywood.........................17 Classifieds.............................20 Judis Journal.......................10 Oak Run.................................29 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................21 Out to Pastor..........................9 Pun Alley...............................14 Puzzles...................................24CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 37 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, February 7, 2014 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorThe task force on dog tethering that was appointed by the County Commission has made its report, and is recommending a ban on tethering. The letter from the task force was on the agenda for the commissioners at their regular meeting this week. Panel chairman Kerry Crawford made the presentation, explaining to commissioners how the committee came to the 6-1 vote to recommend the ban, which includes a couple of exceptions. He said the decision was based on four factors: The issue of tethering itself. He said it can lead to aggression and animals can become territorial. The owners perspective. Some people live in gated communities where outbuildings arent permitted and the committee didnt want to infringe on property rights. Enforcement. Timed ordinances just dont work, he said. He also noted that the rules would be more of a burden on animal control people. Dog fighting. There are some out there, he said, and this would be an additional tool for law enforcement. One speaker, Roger Knechtel, spoke against the recommendations. I want to be the voice of my dog Friendly, who is out there guarding my home. He added, We have the right to tether our dog, and it should be done humanely. Commissioners accepted the letter but took no action. Well look at this a little bit, and then bring it back. The text of the letter from the committee follows: Dear Chairman Zalak: The persistent tethering of dogs has come into question with increasing frequency throughout the U.S. and in many jurisdictions in the State of Florida. This task force was appointed pursuant to an initiative by local humane organizations, private citizens, animal welfare experts and local law enforcement to address the issue of continuously chained or tethered dogs. Each member has been appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to study this issue in good faith and with an open mind so as to consider any information that may help us to arrive at our best recommendation. With that said, we respectfully submit this report to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration. Panel wants county to ban most tethering PLEASESEEDOGS, PAGE3 BY JIM CLARK EditorWith little fanfare, the Marion County Commission on Tuesday approved putting a property tax issue to fund local schools on the November ballot. The one-mill levy would be used to help fund art, music, library and PE programs along with paraprofessionals (teacher assistants) and vocational assistants, according to a fact sheet put out by the School Board. George Tomyn, school superintendent, told commissioners that it was expected to raise $14 million per year. According to the fact sheet, it could also help hire more teachers to help meet class size requirements. The resolution that was passed was sent in by Beverly Morris, School Board attorney. It was adopted by that board on Jan. 14. In addition, the resolution authorizes creation of an independent citizens financial oversight committee. School Board Chairman Bobby James also appeared at the meeting with Tomyn. Afterward, Tomyn said school officials were ready to start a push to get the measure passed. School tax gets OK for ballot Tomyn 200 Coalition to meetThe State Road 200 Coalition will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. at the Collins Center, TimberRidge Building 5000, Suite 5001. The speaker will be Dr. Lee Niblock, county administrator. The meeting is open to the public. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKFour Chaplains honoredThe Four Chaplains were men aboard the USST Dorchester that was torpedoed on Feb. 3, 1943. They gave their life jackets to other sailors and the four went down with the ship. Above, the crowd at Veterans Memorial Park Sunday listens to a speaker. More photos, Page xx. At a rededication ceremony held Thursday on the campus of Ocala Regional Medical Center, Ocala Health CEO Randy McVay touted the significance of a recently completed $9.2M project of the medical center, which included a refacing of the facility exterior, reconfiguration of the Emergency Services entrance, and creation of a two-level parking garage, adding 99 parking spaces to the campus. McVay also announced the health systems next expansion projects. Ocala Health Board of Trustees, employees, physicians and visitors gathered near the hospitals front entrance as McVay, County Commissioner Carl Zalak, and CEP President and CEO Kevin Sheilley addressed the audience. A ribbon cutting followed at the newly designed hospital entrance. For the last several years as the number of patients we serve increased, accessibility to our campus became more difficult for patients, their family members, visitors, physicians, and for our Emergency Medical Services teams. We needed to improve access, noted McVay. This endeavor was challenging at times but the final result was worth the effort. McVay went on to say that this recent undertaking would not have been possible without the support of local government, emergency medical services, physicians and employees, and thanked them for helping Ocala Health meet a real community need. He then announced a $45M investment by the Hospital Corporation of America for expansion projects at both Ocala Regional and West Marion Community Hospital facilities. Expansion plans announced for West Marion Hospital PLEASESEEHOSPITAL, PAGE3 Rib saleThe Marion County Sheriffs Office recently held a rib sale to benefit the United Way. Here, the slabs are being prepared for delivery.PHOTO BY RON RATNER Helping Hands of Ocala has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from Winn Dixies Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation. We are very grateful for this generous donation as it is a big boost in helping us rebuild the lives of homeless people, said Brad Dinkins, Chairman of Helping Hands. He further commented, This is the largest grant we have ever received from the food industry. Making personal connections with local organizations and giving back to those in need in our communities is the motivating force behind who we are as a company, said Mary Kellmanson, Bi-Lo Holding senior vice president of marketing, and president of the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation. Bi-Lo Holdings is honored to dedicate time, resources and funds to benefit our customers, neighbors, friends and family. We are thankful that we are able to develop and grow partnerships with these organizations and help them improve the lives of our neighbors. The Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation has a long tradition of supporting the neighborhoods in which we work and live, and makes grants available to local nonprofit organizations to support programs and initiatives fostering healthy and thriving communities. Helping Hands provides compassionate care for the poor, and the homeless by providing a safe place to live in a friendly environment, life skills training, and counseling. They also assist with food, clothes, medical, dental, transportation and jobs. Helping Hands is a charitable 501 (c) (3) serving the people of Ocala/Marion County. Established in 1943, the Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation is a nonprofit organization 501 (3) dedicated to making the communities we serve a better place to live. The Bi-Lo Holding Foundation awards grants to organizations that support programs and initiatives helping to foster healthy and thriving communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. 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