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BRIEFS New columnist for Oak Run News Laura Smith will become the new columnist for news articles from Oak Run clubs, organizations, etc. She will begin with the issue of March 7. Items for that date should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28. She replaces Carol Wheeler. Her email address is csjtpq@deccacable.com. INDEX Bookmark..............................21 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................30 Cranes Corner.....................15 Oak Run.................................19 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................22 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................18 Puzzles...................................25CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 39 www.smcitizen.com Countryside residents lose at hearing BY JIM CLARK EditorResidents of Countryside Farms showed up in force at Tuesdays zoning portion of the County Commission meeting, but their major wish was not granted in the creation of PUD zoning for property adjacent to their development. The commissioners approved the zoning of a north portion of the land located off State Road 200, across from OTOW. The north and east sides of the zoning request border on Countryside. This parcels fate has been bouncing around for years, and the main concern of the residents nearby was that suddenly the project has become an open development, as opposed to a 55 and over community. The southern portion of the parcel, a separate PUD, was approved in 2008 as a 55 and over area, but developers said they will come back to the board to change that so that anyone of any age can live there. The northern part will have 137 units, for a total of 235 on the property. Access to the parcel will come from an entrance on 200 and, in a late move, from an entrance to the southwest of the parcel, creating two exits. Objections from Countryside owner ranged from the planned fence and wall to serve as a buffer, to the original plan of having only one exit to 200. These were both resolved, with the motion for approval calling for an eight-foot wall on the entire east and north sides. The developer had originally wanted a lower wall, and only a chain link fence where the retention pond is located the northeastern end of the property. It was, however, the lack of an age limit that stirred the Countryside residents. Many have horses, and were afraid of children climbing the wall to interfere with the horses in the neighborhood. Others have swimming pools, and the safety issue, again concerning wandering children, concerned them. Larry Hoffman, vice president of the Countryside Farms Homeowners, spoke with the blessing of several of his constituents in the audience, emphasizing that it had originally been advertised as being for those 55 and older. He said with a 55 and over development, you have fewer chilZoning OKd in 2008 for adult community ignored as county approves part of PUD This is a conceptual drawing of the entire development. The wall on the right now goes all the way down, and the area marked fence is now a continuation of the wall. The exit at the southwest (bottom left) was recently added. PLEASESEEZONING, PAGE3 BY JIM CLARK EditorA PUD zoning request called Ocala Crossings on the countys agenda was given approval by the County Commission Tuesday afternoon, but there are still questions to be answered. The proposed development, whose PUD requests were divided into North and South, first faced little organized opposition in the North portion. The area being considered is north of Hammett Bowen Elementary School, and the intersection of 95th Street and 49th Avenue Southwest. Plans have already been made to extend 49th Avenue north into this proposed development, and it would divide the North and South PUD requests. Much discussion centered around a buffer between the development and a nearby property owner. There is a proposal that a driveway would run between the homeowners land and the development. That driveway would connect with a back entrance to the elementary school, and would only be used as an access road to the school. Presumably, the school would lock its gates after school so there would be no access. Some feel the driveway is necessary to lessen bus traffic entering the school from 95th Street, especially after the road is widened and an interchange is constructed to the east with Interstate 75. Also discussed was the developers proposed 10-acre park site, which some officials felt was too small. The conceptual plan was approved but those issues still have to be worked out. Then came discussion of the South request, and that was far more lively. One woman who said her property was adjacent to the proposed driveway said she didnt want to hear school buses at 5:30 in the morning.After much discussion of the type of buffer, it was agreed that work on the buffer would proceed, but that otherwise the project would get approval. Commissioner Stan McClain reminded the applicant, We have the final say. Glenn Johnston of Southwest 90th Street closed out the comments saying, I( would like to maintain as much of my privacy as I can. Plan near 49th Avenue, Hammett Bowen still faces scrutiny BY JIM CLARK EditorSomeone was look for bread in a local bread store, and found some, only it was the green kind and it wasnt his. Marion County deputies are investigating a break-in at the Flowers Bread store in the 6000 block of State Road 200. A clerk opening the store found a broken window, and a safe was open and about $150 was missing. A local man who hangs around the store a lot, according to the clerk, was questioned about an unrelated matter, but no arrest was made. The Sheriffs Office in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted a month long interdiction operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms shipped through the U.S. Mail destined for Central Florida. The operation ran from Jan. 13 to Feb. 12, and involved numerous law enforcement agencies throughout Central Florida. The Marion County Sheriffs Office Tactical Investigations Unit and Interdiction Unit assisted Postal Inspectors in locating suspicious inbound packages at post offices throughout Marion County and then conducted investigations to determine their contents and identify the drug distributors. During the operation, 20 drug parcels were discovered and an assortment of drugs were recovered to include cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, prescription medication, and ingredients to make Molly. Twelve suspects were arrested on various drug and weapons charges and five firearms were taken as evidence, three of which were stolen. Diamond L. Polycarpe, 19, of Ocala is in jail facing numerous charges related to the sexual assault of a child. A case concerning Polycarpe was developed when detectives learned that the victim was being treated for alcohol intoxication. It was learned that suspect Polycarpe had given the 13-year-old victim liquor out of a blue bottle. Also, the victim told detectives Polycarpe pulled Burglar gets some bread from store ... but its not the eating kind PLEASESEESHERIFF, PAGE3 Polycarpe Murder suspect kills himself in DunnellonA New Hampshire man wanted for murder in North Carolina was located in a Dunnellon motel on Friday, Feb. 14, but apparently killed himself before he could be taken into custody. According to the Sheriffs Office, they were contacted by the Cary, North Carolina, Police Department in reference to a homicide suspect by the name of Eric Engle, 43, of Duham, New Hampshire, who was possibly in Marion County. Engle had contacted a family member and confessed to a murder of an elderly man in Cary, and was now staying at the Anglers Resort in Dunnellon. The Dunnellon Police Department, along with the Marion County Sheriffs Office SWAT team, coordinated efforts and surrounded room 3 of the resort. Contact was made with Engle by phone and he was encouraged to come outside and surrender peacefully, however he stayed inside his room, where a short time later he apparently took his own life. 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 familyfriendly event takes place on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details on Page 4.32~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com OCALA 352-620-0008 4000 SW COLLEGE ROAD OCALA 352-620-0008 FREE CAR WASH WITH SER VICE 000GMH6 FREE LO ANER with any service over $150.00. See dealer for details. 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. OAK RUN THE PRESER VE OPEN HOUSEFEB 23r d, 2014 1 to3pm 7893 SW 115 LOOP OCALA, FL 34476 Lori Cornelius Homerun Realty 352-274-0743 Heres Y our Chance TO OWN Mini Farms ,Silver Leaf Rd, Dunnellon 10 acres Total $59,000 5 Acre Tracks $39,000 Owner Financing $10,000 Down, 10 yrs @ 6 per cent Call: Jack Lemieux Cell (305) 607-7886 Realty USA INC 407-599-5000 WE BUYR VS, TRAVEL TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call T om for more info 352-325-1306 Dodge Caravan2006 Starmor, 26k actual miles (352) 229-8979 Bea ut yS e MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. 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In the end, a motion by Commissioner Kathy Bryant to approve with an eight-foot wall and a 30foot buffer, and with burning during land clearing only on the west end of the property, was approved. The PUD must come back before the commission before anything is finalized. At that time the public will have another chance to voice its opinions. ZONINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 John Jack Coppolino Oak RunJohn Jack Coppolino of Oak Run passed away peacefully Feb. 14, 2014. Survived by his loving wife and best friend of 52 years, Marilyn; daughter, Cindy; and sons, John and Kevin; eight grandchildren; and one greatgrandson; sisters, Josephine Marchese and Joan Davis; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companions, Cappy and Marley. The Funeral Mass will be at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, followed by a memorial reception at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in S.W. Ocala from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jacks memory can be made to the American Kidney Fund (www.kidneyfund.org). Edward O. Kulp, 84 Oak RunEdward O. Kulp, 84, of Oak Run, died Feb. 6, 2014. He was born in Camden, N.J., June 27, 1929. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1967 as a senior master chief. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann Kulp. Service will be at Queen of Peach Church, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. OBITUARIES Read the classifieds her pants down and had sex with her in a wooded area behind a community center in the Marion Oaks area. A witness told detectives the juvenile victim met Polycarpe on Facebook. Apparently, Polycarpe goes by the moniker Majesty in the social media world. During an interview, Polycarpe admitted to having consumed alcohol with the victim and having sex with the juvenile victim. If you know anything about Polycarpes activities involving children, you are urged to call your local law enforcement agency. Phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Polycarpe is in the Marion County Jail with a bond of $45,500. He is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery; lewd and lascivious conduct; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A vendor at the flea market on Northwest 44th Avenue says that on Sunday a wireless router and a tablet were stolen from his booth. The victim told deputies he was stocking material and had put the items on the table in front of his booth. When he returned later they were gone. He said he did not see anything suspicious, nor did other vendors in the area. He says he has canceled service on the router. Deputies are also investigating a burglary on Northwest 67th Lane. In the burglary, a flat screen television was taken. SHERIFFCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Sylvan Learning celebrates NEAs Read Across America Day with tips to encourage childrens love of reading In the month of March, Sylvan Learning locations across the country, including Sylvan Learning located in Ocala, will join the nations parents, children and educators to observe the largest annual celebration of reading in the nation. In celebration of Dr. Seusss birthday, the National Educational Association (NEA) hosts Read Across America Day on March 3. The annual observance serves as a yearly opportunity for families to put reading front and center in a childs life. Its a day when parents can help children discover how reading can transport them to places of fun, adventure and learning just as surely as TV, Internet or video games. Children whose primary exposure to reading occurs at school rather than at home may associate reading with work rather than pleasure, said Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala. Read Across America Day provides an ideal chance for parents to introduce reading as the enjoyable, entertaining activity that it can be. And of course, numerous studies have shown that the more reading a child does at home, the more it enhances that childs performance at school. However, reading is more than a oneday event. Thats why Bishoff is offering these five simple tips to help families ensure their children establish a lifelong relationship with the written word. Be a role model. Seeing is believing. Letting your child see you read on a regular basis is far more effective in conveying the importance of reading than telling them to do so. Be prepared to discuss what you are reading, and encourage children to ask questions about it. If you want them to read, read to them. Schedule a regular story time when you can sit quietly with your child, enjoy a book together and establish a direct parent-to-child reading connection. Turn the tables. Sharing reading with your child should be a two-way experience. Help your child choose an age-appropriate book and have them read aloud to you as well. Help them through any challenging words. Ramp up the reading level gradually to keep the process interesting and challenging. Give them a window into your own childhood. The true childrens classics last forever. Tell them about your favorite books when you were their age and make those books available for them to explore. Read them again together, then discuss the stories and compare your favorite parts. Change Screen Time to Reading Time. Prioritize reading as a free-time activity on a tablet instead of playing a video game or watching TV. Download an audio book or a series of e-books for your childs leisure reading. While these tips can be helpful, the real key is to apply them with consistency, said Bishoff. Reinforcing reading as a lifelong activity also means reinforcing its importanceeven as a fun activityon a daily basis. And taking the work out of reading is one of the most important steps in furthering a childs academic success. For additional tips and resources, please contact Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala at 352-6226284, learning@sylvanocla.com, or http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/ocala Ways to inspire children to read Events at VFW Post 4781Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 until 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a fish fry on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every Month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor chicken wings and/or shrimp baskets every first and third Friday of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the Canteen provided by: Feb. 21 Timeless and Feb. 22 Mr. October. Music is playing each night from 7 to 11. Lunches are available Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu varies. Enjoy Philly Cheese Steaks every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary will be having a soup and salad lunch on Sunday, Feb. 23 starting at 1:30 p.m. There will be eight different soups to choose from. For a $5 donation you can come out after Church and have lunch with us. Correction: Saturday, March 8, hand cut 10-ounce rib eye steak char grilled to your order. Includes baked potato, roll w/butter, salad, vegetable and dessert. Donation $13. Tickets are presold only. Tuesday, March 4, there will be Life Line Screening Preventive Health Tests at the Post. You must schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-792-8479 or visit WWW.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. ernment dropped cluster bombs, which are made up of many so-called bomblets, about 30 percent of which did not explode immediately: At least 270 million cluster bomblets were dropped as part of the bombing campaign; approximately 80 million failed to detonate. Data from a survey completed in Laos in 2009 indicate that UXO [unexploded ordnance], including cluster bombs, have killed or maimed as many as 50,000 civilians in Laos since 1964 (and 20,000 since 1973, after the war ended). Over the past two years there have been over one hundred new casualties each year. About 60% of accidents result in death, and 40% of the victims are children. Boys are particularly at risk. [Emphasis added.] Thus, 40 years after Americas war of aggression against the people of Southeast Asia, American munitions continue to kill people. Remember this the next time you hear antiwar advocates smeared as isolationists and American foreign intervention lauded as a blessing to mankind.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANCONTINUED FROM PAGE 29 This weeks puzzle answers PERM & CUT PERM & CUT $ 39 95 $ 39 95 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 $ 49 95 $ 49 95 COLOR & CUT COLOR & CUT SHAMPOO & CU T SHAMPOO & CU T $ 14 95 $ 14 95 Must present coupon. Expires 2/27/14 Must present coupon. Expires 2/27/14 Must present coupon. 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Not only did the U.S. invasion and occupation fail to bring a functional democracy to Iraq, neither U.S. forces nor the successive U.S.-backed Iraqi governments have been able to provide the Iraqi people with basic security. This has led many ordinary citizens to turn to armed sectarian militia[s] for protection. Zunes notes that much of Iraqs current divisions can be traced to the decision of U.S. occupation authorities immediately following the conquest to abolish the Iraqi army and purge the government bureaucracy both bastions of secularism and national identity thereby creating a vacuum that was soon filled by sectarian parties and militias. So, once again, arrogant American policymakers lumbered into a foreign country thinking they could remake it in their image apparently without knowing anything about the cultural or social context. This is hardly the first time, which is why Eugene Burdick and William Lederers 1958 novel, The Ugly American, still packs so much power. Horrific as the Iraq story is, consider whats happening today in Laos, in southeast Asia. The U.S. military bombed Laos from 1964 to 1973, during its war on Vietnam, to disrupt the Ho Chi Minh trail, the route for military personnel and equipment from North Vietnam to South Vietnam, which ran through Laos and Cambodia. According to the website Legacies of War, the U.S. dropped over 2 million tons of ordnance over Laos in 580,000 bombing missions, the equivalent of one planeload every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 9 years. That would have been bad enough, but the U.S. govFriday, 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 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. Ocala 200 Lions hold yard saleThe 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 352-861-2730 or Lion Ralph Mills at 352-427-1217.Book sale for animal charityA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.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.Monday, Feb. 24 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information, phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet on Feb. 24 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. The speaker will be Linda Martin, who will discuss Hospice Services. All retired or semi-retired RNs who wish to attend please call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 for reservations. 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. Come and enjoy her talk.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. Visit one or several information sessions. 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 352-6249291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. More on Page 5Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 General Manager John Murphy (352) 563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads : Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 2 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Dunnellon, but publication of items not e-mailed may be delayed. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar COMMENTARY The Lethal Legacy of U.S. foreign intervention BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenAmericans seem to believe that once the U.S. military exits a foreign country, its moral accountability ends. But the deadly consequences and culpability continue long after the last soldier leaves. Take Iraq, which the U.S. military left at the end of 2011 (though not before President Obama pleaded with the Iraqi government to let some American forces remain). Violence is flaring in Iraq, as Sunni Muslims, fed up with the oppressive, corrupt, U.S.-installed and Iran-leaning Shia government, have mounted new resistance. Not our responsibility, most Americans would think. The U.S. troops are long gone, so our hands are clean. Not so fast, says University of San Francisco Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes. The tragic upsurge of violence in Iraq in recent months, including the temporary takeover of sections of two major Iraqi cities by al-Qaida affiliates, Zunes writes, is a direct consequence of the repression of peaceful dissent by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad and, ultimately, of the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation. He goes on, The U.S.-backed Iraqi regime is dominated by sectarian Shia Muslim parties which have discriminated against the Sunni Muslim minority. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Feb. 28 Genealogical seminarThe Marion County Genealogical Society will present a free seminar by Crista Cowan, Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Her topics are Five Things to Try at Ancestry, and Sharing Your Family Story. The seminar is at the Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For further information, contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840.Saturday, March 1 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Modern day Partridge FamilyWhat happens when you take 10 people, teach them to sing and play instruments, and put them on a stage performing several times a week? They become The Weaver Believer Survival Revival, AKA the modern day Partridge Family. Their music a unique mixture of bluegrass, southern gospel and country and their instruments, allow them to move in the different circles with a high energy, fast tempo, toetapping type of sound. This one of a kind family group, with their unique harmony, will present a performance not easily forgotten. Audiences of all ages are encouraged by their Spreading Gods Word Family Style. Join in this exciting free concert, presented by this award winning group, on Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. A Love Offering with be received. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.New event to help HabitatThe first ever Strawberry and Craft Festival is set for Saturday, March 1 in downtown historic Ocala. The event includes a craft show, free entertainment, a Kidzone and all things Strawberry and runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Habitat for Humanity, Marion County, Inc.Military retirees meetingThe American Military Retirees Association is proud to announce that an AMRA member is working toward forming an AMRA chapter in your local area. We are especially inviting all AMRA members within a 50-mile radius of Gainsville to attend the chapter organizational meeting which Jimmy Johnson is organizing to launch this chapter. Please join him.... and become a charter member. The meeting will be Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at the Pine Run clubhouse, 10379 SW 88th Terrace, Ocala, just off State Road 200 about one mile east of Walmart. For information, contact Johnson at 352-372-7041 or gainesvillejohnson@yahoo.comSunday, 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 non-member. 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. Phone is 352-237-3035.Saturday, March 8 Palm Cay garage saleThe Palm Cay Community on State Road 200 will be holding its community wide garage sales on March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited. Upon entering the community, visitors will receive a map of the community showing residents who are hosting a sale. Visitors can also enjoy a hot dog luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse along with coffee and breakfast rolls from 8 to 10 a.m. More on Page 6 000H9XR ERA BIG SUN REALTY John & Brenda Haynes 237-4343 or 895-3027 Margaret Orlando 237-4343 Maryellen Cotten 266-4849 Dawn & Bob Perinchief 572-6119 Bill Aker 299-4571 Jim McIntyre 362-0788 Lynne Kampf 812-0557 Steve Rudminas 875-8310 Lori Kovalenko 502-0602 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor OP EN 7 D AY S www.bigsunrealty .com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES 000HEV8 NOW HIRING SALES ASSOCIATES FOR BUSY OFFICE Please contact John Haynes at 352-237-4343 or e-mail him at bigsunrealty@cfl.rr.com Marvin Brooks 989-3162 OPEN HOUSE 8880-D SW 94 ST. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! 2/2/1 VILLA Ready for the new owner to add their special touches. Eat-in kitchen, living & dining area combined, large master bedroom with W/I closet, covered patio, rocking chair front porch overlooks the wide tree-lined street. home is located close to golf-course, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS#402997/LBK/ELL . . . . . . $31,800 8880-D SW 94 ST. DIRECTIONS: OTOW Main Gate, (SW 99th Street), T/R SW 94th St., Home on Right. OPEN HOUSE 8703-D SW 94TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses THIS 2/2/2 EXP ANDED VILLA offers a convenient split-bedroom plan, formal dining room, FL room under heat & air plus a screened porch. All of that in a gated 55+ golf course community-just waiting for a new owner Is that you? See it today MLS#398223/DP/IRV . . $49,900 8703-D SW 94TH LANE DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 200 OTOW ent. (SW 99th A ve), T/R @ 85th Terr T/L @ 94th Lane, home on R immediately after stop sign on 87th A venue. CORNER LOT 2/2/2 VILLA This villa has a large kitchen overlooking the family rm., plus a Florida rm. under heat/AC. Living/dining rms. combined. Two baths and two bedrooms. Rocking chair porch on a tree-lined street. MLS#401968/LBK/LAN . . . . $58,900 8708-A SW 95TH LANE DIRECTIONS : SW SR 200 to OTOW Main Gate, T/R on SW 85th Terr., T/L on SW 95th Ln. Home on Left. OPEN HOUSE 8708-A SW 95TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses LOOKING FOR ROOM-INSIDE & OUT? This 3/2/2 is for you! Featuring open floor plan w/family room, formal dining room, roomy living room, spacious master suite, screened porch & more. All this backing up to the greenbelt for extra room & privacy, and conveniently located within minutes to shopping, restaurants, & HWY 200 & I-75. MLS#402828/DP/MOH . . . . . . . . $139,500 COUNTRY CHARM with moder n conveniences 3/2 fully updated inside and out. Kitchen has custom cabinetry granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, engineered hardwood floors throughout. Master suite with sitting room/den/office, two barns and four paddocks, A/C replaced 2005, newer roof and siding. Screened-in front porch for kicking back and watching the clouds go by. MLS#402529/LK/BOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $289,900 EXCELLENT INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY New leaded-Completely remodeled throughout. MLS#403092/MB/GIL . . . . . . . . . . $39,750 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 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, convenient to shopping, bank, restaurants, etc. Golf cart included!! MLS#401787/LK/LAW . . . . . . $51,100 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 MOVE-IN READY TURN KEY Bring your toothbrush... 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 WELL-MAINTAINED exp. 2/2/1 with title everywhere exc. bedrooms, large Fl room, newer air, roof, appliances & windows. All doublepane windows & 2 solar tubes. MLS#393120/SR/SCH . . . . . . $29,900 A HOME TO ENTERTAIN all your friends in. A 23x25 lanai, 3/2/2 with extra galore. Oak cabinets, crown molding & many more. MLS#401972/MB/GAR . . . . $169,900 ONE-OF-A-KIND! EVERYTHING has been replaced in this awesome 2/2/1 (35 ft. garage) including: Plumbing, H&A, all appliances, kitchen cabinets, vanities, sinks & toilets in both baths, carpet, tile & laminate flooring, inside doors, storm door, garage door opener, recessed lighting, new paint throughout, the list goes on & on. Glass enclosed lanai, (NO MORE POPCORN CEILINGS EXCEPT THE GARAGE). MLS#397983/BH/CARP . . . . $64,500 WHATS NOT TO LOVE?!! Enter through the leaded glass door into a completely remodeled 3/2/2. Custom features include porcelain tile floors, kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops, sitting room off master bedroom and, best of all a media room with stereo surround sound. Just bring your popcorn! Fenced in backyard for you pups. MLS#398670/LK/THO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $204,500 BRING YOUR MOST DISCRIMINATING BUYER, you wont disappointed. Beautiful home, open floor plan no outside maintenance. MLS#402224/MB/HEN . . . . . . . . $187,900 BETTER THAN NEW with all the upgrades. Mr. Clean lives here. This stunning home is located in one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, living room, dining area, beautiful kitchen w/passthrough, glass-enclosed Florida room, screened in bird cage, no maintenance yard. MLS#395953/MB/GAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . $164,900 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. R oof replaced 2011, open patio in backyard, rocking chair fr ont porch overlooks the treelined street. G reat snowbird nest in desirable 55 plus community. F urniture list available at listing office. MLS#401683/LBK/FITZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,500 INCREDIBLE HOME 4/3/2 on corner lot in gated communityBrick exterior, upgrades galore & spacious living interior. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, March 8 Pancakes at CrossroadsA Pancake Breakfast will be served on Saturday, March 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. All-you-can-eat pancakes, with sausage and a drink for $5. Proceeds go to the Childrens MinistriesSt. Patricks day 5K run/walkUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 8, at 8 a.m. starting and ending at downtown square to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 3 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Katrina Ganzler at 352-732-9696. Southern Express Big BandThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing a fund-raising concert for First Congregational Church (7171 SW State Road 200) on Saturday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.; refreshments provided by First Watch Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10, or may reserved in advance by calling the church office at 352-237-3035 (MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or Dave at 352-5986272. Please leave your name, contact information and number of tickets needed. Southern Express Big BandThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing a fund-raising concert for First Congregational Church (7171 SW State Road 200) on Saturday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.; refreshments provided by First Watch Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10, or may reserved in advance by calling the church office at 352-237-3035 (MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or Dave at 352-5986272. Please leave your name, contact information and number of tickets needed. Sunday, March 10 Baritone bass singerThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Stephen Saxon, internationally recognized baritone/bass will sing your favorite classics, arias, show tunes and spirituals. Saxon has soloed on four continents; in national telecasts; for heads of state; under the maestri of Roberto Abbado, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Leonard Slatkin and with the Symphony or Orchestras in St. Louis, Minnesota, New York City, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tokyo, Japan, Caracas, Venezuela and Santiago, Chile. He has sung with the New York City, Washington and Orlando opera companies as well as dozens of performances at the Kennedy Center. He soloed in the premiere of Jacob Druckmans oratoria Vox Humana commissioned by the National Symphony. He has also sung Beethovens Ninth Symphony 36 times. Saxon is a founder and frequent soloist with the Gainesville Civic Chorus. He is Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics with the University of Florida. Carolyn Bailey Troupin is the piano accompanist. She has a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Florida. She is the president of the Gainesville Music Teachers Association. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, March 11 Film Series presents BuckThe College of Central Florida International Film Series will present Buck, a poignant documentary about acclaimed horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. The 2011 film, which is rated PG, will be shown Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., and at 7 p.m. in Building 8, Room 110, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Directed by Cindy Meehl, Buck examines the life of Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become an expert in the interactions between horses and people. Brannaman became so skilled at communicating with horses that he traveled the country leading equine seminars. At the Appleton, viewers pay museum admission unless they are a museum member or a patron of the PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE7 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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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com CF International Film Series. Series membership is $15 for individuals, $25 for dual membership and includes a bonus film each year. For information about membership, call 352-873-5808. The viewing is free at CF. For more information on the International Film Series, contact Joe Zimmerman at 352-854-2322, ext. 1233, or visit www.cf.edu/foundation/events/events.Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Burt Stephens will give a presentation on Producing YouTube Videos. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Wednesday, March 12 Concert choir performsThe Dallas Christian College Worship Arts Department presents its 2014 Kingdom Tour Program The Shepherds Voice, featuring the concert choir, mixed ensembles and True 2 Life drama troup, on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. This program based on John 10:27 will feature a message in drama plus a variety of gospel and contemporary Christian classics, performed by the 30 member Concert Choir. Join in this evening of music and fellowship. The concert is free and a love offering will be accepted. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 15 Marion Landing Yard Sale The annual Marion Landing Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. There will be more than 40 tables set up selling many interesting items. The Lifestyle Center is on SW 65th Avenue Road, just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace church. Free and open to the public. Mac user set workshopOcala Macintosh User Group Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. Phil Davis will present Quick Tips for Your Mac. Brian Voges topic is Using Siri on Your iPhone. Workshops are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Humanism series continuesThe Humanists of North Central Florida will offer the third lecture in a three part series. Humanism in the Seasons of Life will be presented in Cypress Hall at Master the Possibilities Education Center, 8415 SW 80th St. The talk by Chris Allen, president of the Humanists of Florida Association, will be Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m. Allen is a life-long Humanist and a life member of both the Humanists of Florida Association and the American Humanist Association. He currently serves as the founding executive director of Hands on Orlando. HOO is a national role model for civic engagement through community-based volunteerism. It has served over 180,000 volunteers and more than 300 non-profit organizations, public schools, and parks. A former television news reporter, Allen covered thousands of news stories during his career. He is the recipient of numerous state and national journalism awards, including the Service to Children Award from the National Association of Broadcasters and two National Journalism Awards from the Scripps Howard Foundation. President Bill Clinton awarded Allen a Presidents Service Award Citation. He is a former Orange County Citizen of the Year. Allen is also the founder and captain of the Humanist lending team on Kiva, which makes loans available to the poor on a world-wide basis, and he manages the Super Heroes computing team on the World Community Grid. The talk is free and open to the public. The purpose of the Humanists of North Central Florida is to promote Humanism, a progressive life stance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful lives capable of adding to the greater good. Contact Allie Gore at 352547-9670 for more information or visit www.Humanistsncfl.org. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 21, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Try to say as little as possible about the work youre doing through the end of the month. Then you can make your announcement and accept your well-deserved plaudits. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You face a more difficult challenge than you expected. But with that strong Taurean determination, you should be able to deal with it successfully by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Before you act on your feelings about that upcoming decision, it might be wise to do a little fact-checking You could be very surprised by what you dont find. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A recent workplace success can open some doors that were previously closed to you. On a personal level, expect to receive some important news from a longtime friend and colleague. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Put your wounded pride aside and do what you must to heal that misunderstanding before it takes a potentially irreversible turn and leaves you regretting the loss of a good friend. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) One way to kick a lessthan-active social life into high gear or rebuild an outdated Rolodex file is to throw one of your wellorganized get-togethers for friends and associates. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Getting out of an obligation you didnt really want to take on can be tricky. An honest explanation of the circumstances can help. Next time, pay more attention to your usually keen instincts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Use your Scorpion logic to push for a no-nonsense approach to a perplexing situation. This could help keep present and potential problems from creating more confusion. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A friends problem might take more time than you want to give. But staying with it once again proves the depth of your Sagittarian friendship and loyalty. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Sea Goat can benefit from an extra dose of self-confidence to unsettle your detractors, giving you the advantage of putting on a strong presentation of your position. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to ask a friend or relative for advice on an ongoing personal matter. But be careful not to give away information you might later wish you had kept secret. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Use the weekend for a creativity break to help restore your spiritual energy. Once thats done, youll be back and more than ready to tackle whatever challenge you need to face. BY DR. JOSEPH HORTON Special to the CitizenI was excited when I learned that the parents of a student I knew produced a product my family used and enjoyed. His response to me was Yea, theyre getting rich off you. He was quite confused when I replied They should be. They make a very good product. If they are not getting rich, they are not good business people. The student expected me to be envious of his parents success rather than thankful for the product that met my familys needs better than anything else. In a free society, people get rich by providing goods and services people want at prices they are willing to pay. Yes, there are people like the founders of Solyndra who game the system and get rich from government favors. Still, most people who become rich do so by serving others, whether it be designing new computers or running a carpet installation business. President Obama has made the reduction of income inequality a key focus of his second term. Our president is promoting the politics of envy. We are told that some people have more than their fair share, and that only the government can make things more fair by taxing and regulating the successful. The losses of the rich are supposed to make the rest of us happier and better off. Since the president was inaugurated, middle-class incomes have fallen when adjusted for inflation. Five years of the Obama presidency with tens of thousands of new regulations and hundreds of billions of dollars of stimulus spending and tax increases on the wealthy have not helped middleincome families. This is not surprising. Remember President Clintons luxury tax? It was supposed to affect only the rich who bought things like yachts. The people who built yachts lost their jobs when the rich stopped buying luxuries. President Clinton was humble enough to allow the luxury tax to be repealed. Our current president is doubling down on more of what has failed and is prepared to use constitutionally dubious methods, circumventing the legislative branch, to do so. We do not need new savings accounts created by executive fiat so middle-income people can loan more money to the government. Savings Bonds already exist. We need more wealth creation. Contrary to what many pundits claim, wealth is good. Wealth is fresh fruits and vegetables in January, indoor plumbing, and MRI machines. Neither will raising the minimum wage improve the lot of those who earn it. People can only be paid what their labor is worth for a particular job in the current economy. Raising the minimum wage will increase automation, eliminating low-level jobs. Claiming otherwise for political support simply takes advantage of people while pretending to help. It is not by chance that the United States is a wealthy country. Yes, the government was involved in such things as building roads which have helped business. However, government does not have any resources of its own. Roads were built because productive people paid taxes to pay for them. We have become a wealthy country because for most of our history we have had relatively low taxes (when rates were high there were huge loopholes), limited regulation, the rule of law, and relatively little corruption. No one is arguing that there should be no government, or that no tax revenue should be collected. Limited government, however, provides the freedom for entrepreneurs to provide solutions to peoples problems and improve their lives. If our elected officials would in humility stop trying to engineer fairness, step back and let Americans create wealth, the middle class could thrive again. This past weekend, I spent a lot of time reading some obscene and vulgar material, including racial slurs, family insults and other derogatory items. Was I on a porn site? No, I was reading the Wells Report, the 114page document which summarized an investigation into the Miami Dolphins, Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, among others. For those who may not be aware of this case, last year in the middle of the NFL season, Martin, an offensive lineman and a starter for the Dolphins, was a rookie who suddenly left the team and checked himself into a hospital for psychological evaluation. Within hours, stories surfaced that Martin had been bullied, harassed and otherwise treated to insults from at least three teammates, the leader of whom seemed to be Incognito. It has to be noted that Martin is bi-racial and Incognito is white. After a while, the NFL commissioned an investigation into these allegations, and gave the law firm doing the report independent access to everything, including interviews with all the Dolphins, with Martin, and with the team hierarchy. That brought forth the report, which was issued last Friday. You only have to read the first 14 pages to get the gist of what was in it. Martin was repeatedly harassed by some of his teammates, and the insults went as far as joking about having sex with his sister and his mother. There were many texts available for the investigators to look at, including Martin to his family before this became public. When the story first broke, no one knew the seriousness of the charges, including a large number of commentators who just brushed it aside as the culture of the locker room. Now it appears it was a lot more than that. Its also reported that an assistant trainer of another nationality was also picked on, as was another player. This is not Incognitos first brush with controversy. All the way back to his days at Nebraska he was in trouble, and it has followed him through his NFL career. His lawyer says the Wells Report is patently false, and wants to know how they could get it so wrong. So far, hes the only one to come to Incognitos defense. Everyone is trying to figure out what will happen next. Some commentators have said that Incognito is through as an NFL player. They also feel that Martin will get another chance to play. Others feel that the Dolphins, who have started to clean house in the front office because they are no longer a contender, may have to make some coaching changes. Head Coach Joe Philbin has not been implicated, but could be collateral damage in the fallout. I first started looking up Floridas anti-hazing laws last summer, when the Miami Marlins had their rookies get crossdressed and when they jumped into a pool at Arizonas stadium. It did seem to be what most would say is good, clean fun, but I wonder how may rookies, deep down, resented the treatment of the more veteran baseball players. I found that Floridas laws against hazing seem to provide only to schools, not to the general workplace. That should change. The Legislature should expand anti-hazing laws to cover all workers in Florida, whether they are lowpaid hourly workers or highpriced professional athletes. Everyone deserves not to work in a hostile environment, even if its their first year in an organization. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and WestMarion Messenger. 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. The four words most associated with Tasers, the stun guns that are used to subdue rowdy suspects, were uttered at the University of Florida in 2007: Dont tase me, bro. A Taser was used on Andrew Meyer, who forced his way to a microphone to ask a question of then Sen. John Kerry, who was speaking at the Gainesville college. After yelling, Meyer was tased and was taken away by police. Tasers were in the news last week, and, frankly, we dont think the matter should have been publicized as widely as it was. A court in Delaware announced settlement of a patent infringement case in which the Taser company had sued another firm for producing similar stun guns. In the suit, Taser received the names of all agencies that bought the disputed stun guns. The Marion County Sheriffs Office was among them. The agency received a letter from the company and realized it had to stop using them. Now the sheriff is faced with the expense of buying new Tasers for deputies. In our way of thinking, this incident could have been handled with executive meetings. However, it became public last week, and now every criminal in Marion County knows that the deputies dont have stun guns of any type. If the matter had been handled quietly, the deputies could have continued to use the old stun guns until new ones are ordered. That way, no officer would be in extra danger. The purchase of new Tasers is going to be a small budget-buster, but it is an absolute necessity. The county needs to protect its officers. At Tuesdays County Commission, Chairman Carl Zalak said that officials are working to get a funding agreement to purchase Tasers. And we would also warn the Taser company that if any officer is injured because he didnt have a stun gun, they will be, were sure, facing massive lawsuits for not letting the deputies use the disputed stun guns while Tasers are being purchased. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Dont Tase me bro? Dont worry, crooks Expansion of anti-hazing laws needed The politics of envy for those who make money READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor PLEASESEEHORTON, PAGE9 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Star Spangled BannerThere has been much written about the singing or playing of the Star Spangled Banner, but no one has come forward with a factual account of its origin. So, having been a music major in college, I thought, during this time of Presidents Day Week, it would be nice to set the record straight. First, i would like to point out the first Assumed National Anthem was the song Chester, written by William Billings in 1797. Its actually a very beautiful, and lilting song, and people should look it up on-line and listen to it. It could be characterized as a true revolutionary song, with spirit. But, I know you just want the facts, so here goes. By the way some spelling is different from today, but its as it was spelled at the time of their writings. Francis Scott Key, (17891843) wrote a poem, on September 14, 1814, titled, Defence of Fort MHenry, after witnessing, the bombardment of Fort MHenry during the war of 1812, by the British Royal Navy. John Stafford Smith (17501836), a British composer, was born in the same year Johann Sebastian Bach died. In the 1770s, Smith wrote, The Anacreon Song (The Anacreon in Heaven) for the Anacreontic Society of Britton. At the conclusion of the war of 1812, the music of the Anacreonic Song was put together with the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, which was by then, was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, a patriotic song, and destined to become our National Anthem. Its generally sung in the key of F Major. PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9

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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com President Obama is encouraging us to compare ourselves to those who have more. Rather than using these people as examples of how to achieve success, he is telling us it is unfair and that he can bring fairness and prosperity. Political points may be scored, but it will not improve our standard of living. If Americans succumb to the politics of envy we will be less happy and poorer for it.Dr. Joseph J. Horton is professor of psychology at Grove City College and the Working Group Coordinator for Marriage and Family with The Center for Vision & Values. He is also a researcher on Positive Youth Development. HORTONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Star Spangled Banner, didnt became our National Anthem until 1931. It should be pointed out, a number of works were put forward to become our Nation Anthem, but of course, The Star Spangled Banner won out. When we hear The Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem in movies or TV shows, depicted in any time period before 1931, theyre inaccurate. Its interesting the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, was written while Fort MHenry was being bombarded by the British Royal Navy, and when the song was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, it was put to music by a composer from Great Britain. Quite ironic, dont you think? I must close with this thought. Our National Anthem is so beautiful, yet, the most abused piece of music since it was adopted as our National Anthem. Just because a singer has a public name doesnt mean they can sing. Most cant. I agree with many opinions, that our National Anthem should be played by a band at public functions. This would eliminate the abuse of The Star Spangled Banner, and, Long May It Wave. Bill L. Ford Oak RunTrauma thanksWe are writing to thank Ocala Regional Medical Center and the 911 EMTs for exemplary care given to my husband Jan. 2-4, 2014, On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2, my husband Paul fell from a ladder at our lodge in the Ocala National Forest, not far from Eureka. I heard the ladder fall from another part of the house and discovered him lying face down on a wooden deck, unconscious and bleeding copiously from his left eye and nose. Though it took between 45-60 minutes before the EMT and fire truck were able to find us, the 911 operator stayed on the line with me the entire time, and kept me sane and calm. The EMTs were quick, efficient, kind, and compassionate. Paul sustained a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures to his left shoulder and left face. Five and a half weeks later, he is nearly 100 percent. As Christians, we attribute his rapid and near complete recovery to prayer, but also the great fortune of being attended to by the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. I dont remember all the names of those individuals who helped, but here is a partial list: Dr. Ahumada and Dr Karuppiah consulted during the admission. Dr. Joshua Hagan was attending; Dr. Robert Browning also did rounds; Mike and Stacey were Trauma Unit nurses; Jonathan and Paul were the LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 PTs. These professionals were compassionate, patient, professional, and clearly explained what had happened, what they were doing, and what we could expect. The residents and visitors of Marian County are fortunate, indeed, to have such an incredible Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Paul and Cathy Schmidt Clearwater, FloridaLegalizing potHeres one for those who want to legalize recreational amounts of marijuana. On Sunday, Jan. 4, 1987, two Conrail enginemen were assigned to move three freight locomotives from Baltimore, Maryland to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As soon as they got the speed up to 60 mph, they lit a single marijuana cigarette and began sharing it. At Chase, Maryland, where their track merged with a passenger-train track, they got a signal to slow down to 45. Then one for 30, then one for 15. High on marijuana, they sped past those signals at 60. Then they got to a stop signal. They slammed on the emergency brake but, due to their high speed, slid into the switch and got stuck. Moments later an Amtrak train, going about 125 mph, sped around a curve and crashed into the stalled locomotives. The Amtrak engineer and 16 passengers were killed. One lousy recreational amount of marijuana and 17 people dead. How can we justify that? What do you say to the relatives of the 17 victims of recreational use of pot? Al Shumard Oak Run PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 fer to purchase a whole table that holds 10, it would be $150 and tickets must be purchased all together. If you live outside of On Top Of The World and would like to purchase tickets to our Recycled Trashy Fashion Show, you may contact Wendy Phillips at 352861-0820. Besides the fashions, we will also have a silent auction, and cash bar. June Roberta can be reached at 352-237-9208, or email jroberta@cfl.rr.com. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Saturday, March 15 Y ard s ale to b enef it Ocala RelayA giant yard sale to support Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cascades, 1515 E. Silver Springs Blvd., east parking lot, in Ocala. The Ocala Relay for Life Teams will be having a community yard sale to raise much needed funds to benefit and support American Cancer Societys Relay for Life event and you are invited! The Ocala Relay For Life event will take place on May 2, when many individuals come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds that will be raised at the Community Yard Sale on March 15 will truly make a difference in the fight against cancer! Participation by the Ocala Relay for Life teams who will be selling their goods at the community yard Sale is free. Commercial vendors are invited and welcome to participate with donation to the Relay for Life. If you need more information about the community yard sale, or if you are a vendor interested in participating, please contact Linda Pisani by e-mail at lpisani@rigginslawfirm or by telephone at 352-4332400. If you need more information about the Relay for Life event, how to form a Relay for Life Team or to be a Relay for Life sponsor, please visit us online at www.relayforlife.org. Crossroads Sp anis h M inis try Ser v iceCrossroads Spanish Ministry is being relaunched under the direction of Pastors Carlos and Eileen Lopez on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. Come see what God is doing with this team in reaching the Spanish-speaking community in Ocala. The service will be translated into English.Friday, March 21 Perrys in concertThe Perrys have proven that they have what it takes to rise to the top of Southern Gospel music, and what a journey it has been for them. 40 years ago, gathered around a piano, the music began talented vocalists and musicians singing the moving lyrics of traditionally based songs and today they are some of the most recognizable voices in Southern Gospel. Blessed, with musical abilities and communication with others, this team reaches audiences with Christ at the heart of their ministry. Enjoy The Perrys In Concert on Friday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m., and be touched deeply by their music. This is a free concert. A Love Offering will be taken. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 22 Saddle Oak Club yard s ale.The annual Saddle Oak yard sale will be Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saddle Oak is on State Road 200, across from Heathbrook Publix. The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a great bake sale.Saturday, April 19 Eas ter Eggstravag anzaThe excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday April 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised and divided out, with thousands of eggs on the property. There will be bounce houses, candy, food and drinks, with the gospel message being shared. Families are welcome. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Money and politicsThe United States political system is among the most anticompetitive of any Western democracy, due largely to the major parties deliberate efforts to exclude competitors. In recent decades, Republicans and Democrats have consolidated their control of the political system by enacting unnecessarily restrictive and discriminatory ballot-access laws and gerrymandering electoral districts, while stifling efforts to replace winner-take-all with a more democratic proportional representation scheme. It should be noted third-party and independent candidates historically have made valuable contributions by championing issues the major parties later adopted, including Social Security, a progressive income tax, the 40hour workweek and many other reforms. Until these political anticompetitive tactics are addressed, money, like water, will continue to flow where the Republicans and the Democrats want it to go to the detriment of the electorate. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak Run RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 0 Has there ever been a time when there was more chest pounding than today? It is a rare day in May when I get to the point of absolute frustration. These chest pounders do it for me all the time. I will admit that I do get aggravated at a few things and, to be quite honest, a few people. Aggravation is one thing, but frustration is quite a different thing. In fact, aggravation probably is good for a person. You can go mellow for so long and then you need something this stir up the soul and aggravation does it all the time. So, there is something good to be said about aggravation. On the other hand, I cannot think of anything good to say about being frustrated. Frustration means have come to the end of something, hopefully it is not my rope, and I do not know what to do next. Well, I might know what to do next, but it is against the law in every state I know. Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I went out to celebrate Valentines Day at a local restaurant. We do this occasionally just to break the routine and, if you do not tell anybody, I like to make fun of other people. When I was growing up a lot of people made fun of me. Turnabout is fair play, I always say. We were getting along most famously and enjoying our evening repast when I happened to overhear the conversation from the table behind us. I am not one to eavesdrop, but there are some situations words impossible not to eavesdrop. If I want to tell my wife something I do not want anybody else to hear, I say it in the car so nobody else can hear. That is a rule everybody should understand. I remember as a child whenever I got too loud in the house, my mother would always say, Use your indoor voice. Youre getting too loud. I was about to turn around and tell the people behind us to use their indoor voice. Then I heard what they were saying and turned up the listening volume. These people who believe in God just make me angry, the man said to his companion. People who believe in God these days must be crazy. I really was tempted to interrupt him at this point but I wanted to hear what else he had to say. Im not going to let anybody tell me what to do. I am the master of my own ship. Im the captain of my life and what I say goes. I have heard that line many times before. Usually, the people who use this line of argument are those who believe in evolution and in this case, this man probably did come from some monkey somewhere. There was a little lull in the conversation and I went back to my dinner and conversation at our table. Then I heard the guy behind me beat his chest and roar again. I am what I am today because of my determination and my strength and my knowledge. I can do anything I set my heart on. Nobody can get in my way. Me Tarzan, chest-pounders insane Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE11 FREE INTEGRA DRIVER with purchase of 2014 E-Z-GO Cart OCALA LOCATION ONLY Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Full Rain Enclosure, Custom Colors Let us put you in the drivers seat. Let us put you in the drivers seat. 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GOLF CART GIVEAW AY The Sleekline Yamahas $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4,995 $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4,995 Sunbrella Special $ 549 Garage Floor Mat..... $ 39 High Speed Motor.... $ 549 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned 000HFTM At this point, it was all I could do to keep from laughing and falling off my chair. My wife was trying to find out what was wrong with me and I covertly pointed to the people behind me. She listened for a moment and then a smile broke out all across her face. Again, there was a lull in the conversation behind us and my wife and I whispered some sarcastic comments back and forth to each other. No matter how down you feel about yourself and how stupid you feel you are at times, it is always wonderful to run into someone stupider than yourself. That is what life is all about. The guy behind me then made another comment. All this snow up north is disgusting. When will it ever stop? Ive never known it to snow that much in any winter in my life. I glanced at my wife and I could see her shaking her head and mouthing the word no. Dont you hate it when your wife can read your mind and sometimes before your mind even works? She knew what I was thinking about and it was all I could do to keep from turning around and telling this man, If youre as big and as powerful as you think you are why dont YOU do something about the snow up north? Then, had I run with that thought, I would have said, If you cant control something as simple as the weather how in the world are you going to control your own life? It was all my wife could do to get me safely out of the restaurant. I wanted to go up to the table and stand before that guy, beat my chest and say, Me Tarzan, you insane. Driving home from the restaurant that night a verse of Scripture came to my mind. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself (Galatians 6:3). It takes a real man to know what he can and cannot do and then give honor to the One who can do what he cannot do.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Ifound an interesting article in the latest issue of Scientific American Mind. There are people who use trust in science as others use religious faith to cope with lifes uncertainties. New research suggests that religion provides a sense of meaning and comfort to believers and that some peoples faith in science may serve the same role. Findings suggest that it may be belief itself, regardless of content that helps people deal with adverse situations. This is a new idea for me and one Ill have to think about. Life South BloodmobileThe cold winds have finally begun to recede ... coats and sweaters are giving way to short sleeves and walking shorts. This makes donating a pint of blood every eight weeks so much easier! The Life South Bloodmobile will be stationed in the front parking lot of the OTOW Health and Recreation Center on Monday, March 3, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. awaiting your donation. Giving blood ... so easy to do, so much to gain. The pint you leave at the Bloodmobile can help save three other people ... children, women, or men. Life South welcomes regular and new donors every other month at OTOW. Its easy to be a donor. Bring along some proof that you are old enough to donate, register with one of the friendly staff, hop up on a seat, roll up a sleeve, let one of professional staff tend to you, select a beverage to drink as you donate, and relax for a while as you help save three lives. As you leave, you will receive a free gift, a delicious treat, a friendly smile and thank you, knowing you have done something really good...For yourself and for others. You can give blood every eight weeks. Become a regular. Feel better about yourself in the process! The following 17 donors braved the start of winter by stopping by the Life South Bloodmobile on Jan. 6. Ask them about their experience, then join them: Barbara Belz, Donnamarie Castellano, Richard Copeland, Susan Copeland, Robert Cura, Carol Deahl, James Hanford, Andrew Kirk, Diane Knox, William Kreppel, Nancy Ludvik, Stanley Magen, Barbara Nastally, Carol Recknor, Norman Recknor, Lois Reisinger, and Hazel Taylor.Travel ToppersWe are sorry to report that the Broadway production company will not be bringing the I Love Lucy show to Clearwater. However; the board is working on the spring brochure which should be out by early March with some new offerings. Despite our cold winter, you should start thinking ahead to our Mothers Day trip as it always fill up quickly. So make your plans now to join us at the Show Palace on Sunday, May 11 to see the classic musical The Wizard of Oz. Enjoy a delicious meal and the wonderful story of Dorothy, Toto and all the memorable friends they meet in Oz. Trip includes show, coach and tips for meal and driver. Reservations begin next Monday, Feb. 24. Call Alan Rickards at 352-390-3075 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations have begun for: La Cage Aux Follies at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 29 and for Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, April 5. Call Mary Lamp at 352-854-9378 for La Cage and Pat Hood for Tampa Downs at 352-2378533 for any openings.American/Jewish ClubOn Sunday, Feb. 16, there was a talk by a Jewish bounty hunter! Phil Dole, who has many years of experience in the field both in the United States and in other countries, shared some of his tales with us. A bounty hunter is under a civil contract to a bail bondsman. He has to be licensed by the state after a background check. Most states license the bounty hunter to carry a firearm. Phil agreed that its a risky business.Lions ClubThe On Top Of The World Lions Club second annual Recycled Trashy Fashion Show tickets went on sale Feb. 3. They will be on sale Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are in the process of trying to sell tickets at the Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 per person, although if you preGet your arm ready for Bloodmobile visit OTOW June Roberta PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE24 Al Sickle 208-5664 000HFAA OUTSTANDING HOME DECORATED BEAUTIFULLY The new kitchen has laminate floors. New glass sliders and blinds in the Florida Room where you can look out and see the oranges on your own tree. Gorgeous tile in the livingdining room. Pretty bathrooms, computer room, fans in all areas, closets galore. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 12~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 21: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21: Flying Solo Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.,Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Benevolence fund offering Sunday. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Feb. 23: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 4:30 p.m.; evening worship begins at 6 with study in the book of Hebrews. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Golden Servants (Seniors 55+) meet at 6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall for a carry-in dinner with a program following dinner. Bring your favorite breakfast dish and enjoy an evening of fellowship with friends. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Guests and friends are always welcome. Upcoming Events include the Weaver Family musical group coming to SWCC on Sunday evening, March 9. Please see this column in future weeks to learn more about the Weaver Family and the time of their program. We are located at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. (south off State Road 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 Feb. 16 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown, and our new Home Builders/Young Adults class, taught by Michael Gall, 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, Ive Got A Love. 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. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 9510 SW 105th Street, off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.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 date is Feb. 23.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, Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE13 THE GOLDFINCH BY Donna Tartt Now heading the Best Seller list, Donna Tartts massive novel (nearly 800 pages) The Goldfinch tells the story of Theodore Decker, only 13 when a terrorist attack on the Metropolitan Museum of Art claims his mothers life and leaves him traumatized in the rubble where a dying antiques dealer orders him to flee with a small painting of a goldfinch. Not until years later does Theo realize that his action was art theft. An immediate orphan because his father had vanished years earlier, Theo is plunged into a nightmare succession of caregivers. 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approach has powered their rise to the top by bringing rock and classical music together. Theirs is raw power and soothing beauty in one great show. Call Roy and Pat Meinsen for information and tickets. You will be in for a real treat when you go on trip 17 to David A Straz Center in Tampa to see Jersey Boys on April 13. This award winning musical is about Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It is a rags to riches story of four blue collar New Jersey kids who became one of the greatest success stories in pop music history. Of their many famous songs you will hear Sherry, Big Girls Dont Cry and Oh, What a Night. Call our hosts Ron and Amelia Fiore for seats on the bus which leaves at 11:30 a.m. At Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on Mothers Day, May 11 we will see Cookin with Gus. This trip 18 incudes a sumptuous buffet followed by the show which features a famous food critic and cookbook author who wants to do her own daily TV show. Her husband is against the idea but she goes ahead anyway. She gets stage fright in front of the camera and from then on it is a laugh-aminute as people try to help her overcome her fear. Theres a hypnotist and a wacky gypsy who is casting spells, etc. Call Connie Smith for details. The trip to see I Love Lucy on May 18 had to be cancelled when we received word from Ruth Eckerd Hall that they had cancelled the show due to scheduling conflicts. This is trip 19 in the Pink brochure. Those who had purchased tickets will be notified by phone. Imagine two bumbling Alabama hunters who think they have shot an angel. Then think about the hijinks as they are pursued by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer. The chase to get the story before anyone else leads to a hilarious crescendo in the swamp. Call Jack and Eleanor Foggan to get your tickets for this very funny show on June 7. This is trip 20 in the pink brochure and is called Duck Hunters. Italian American ClubWe just had our annual Valentines Party and it was a great success. Everyone was dancing up a storm. Litle Joeys provided a choice of two chicken dinners prepared in his unique style. 50/50 and door prizes were won by several lucky couples. Our next party will be in April and it will feature a creation by Andy Alloro titled Dancing with the Stars, a contest that includes a selection of dance partners who will participate in a final dance that will be judged first second and third place. Prizes will be awarded. It will be a great evening of fun that everyone will enjoy.Singles ClubOur next meeting will be on Feb 27 at the Orchid Club at 6 p.m. We are going to have fun with an Ugly or Funny Tshirt party. Members are asked to bring goodies to share. We will have coffee and hot tea but you may BYOB, if you so desire. We will collect membership dues for this year at this meeting, please pay by check and it is still $6 each. On March 27 we will car pool for a St. Johns river cruise. After a two hour cruise we will have lunch (on your own) at the Blackwater Restaurant. Please make your reservations asap because space is limited. The cost for the cruse is $25 p.p. and must be paid at the time of reservation. For questions about this trip only, please call Lynn ay 352-8548399. The following meeting will be on April 24 and will feature our annual auction sale, mark your calendars. For questions about our club please call Roger at 352-291-1004. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfIt was a sweetheart day for the Valentines Day Tournament on Feb. 11. Two-person teams competed for the top prizes. The winners were: Rose Flight: 1(tie)Teams Galla and Scozzafava, 3rdTeam Tennant Kisses Flight: 1-Team Juhasz, 2(tie)Teams Terry, Kollar/Sallee, Crass and Orndorff Hearts Flight: 1Team Bush, 2-Team Tully, 3-(tie)-Teams Lavacca, Adams/Jackson and Edwards Cupids Flight: 1-Team Hessel, 2(tie)Teams Rizzo and Klann Closest to the pins: Front nine for gals: Diana Galla and Lisa Juhasz, Back nine for guys: Dick Rizzo and Jim Tully. A super day of golf was followed by a wonderful dinner provided by Royal Oaks and then, to end the perfect day, Dewayne Hill, Magician/comedian, delighted everyone.New columnist Laura Smith will become the new columnist for news articles from Oak Run clubs, organizations, etc. She will begin with the issue of March 7. Items for that date should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28. She replaces Carol Wheeler. Her email address is csjtpq@deccacable.com. Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 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. Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m. Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m. Spanish Church 1 p.m. Bible Alive Bible Study 6 p.m. Tuesday: Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday: Family Training Hour 7 p.m. Crossroads Student Ministries 7 p.m. Boys and Girls Clubs 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff. Upcoming events: Special Church Service, Guest Speaker/Musicians Pastor Danny and Linda Morgan, Sunday, March 2, 9 and 11 a.m. Join us for our special guests Pastor Danny and Linda Morgan. The Morgans have been traveling evangelists/songwriters for many years and now serve as pastors at Cross and Crown Community Church in Newport, Kentucky. Come be blessed! Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Contact at 352-291-2080 or www.crossroadscog.net.First CongregationalJoin us at First Congregational Church for our Ash Wednesday service on March 5 at 6 p.m., which includes communion and the imposition of ashes. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. All are welcome.Peace Lutheran ChurchThe 23rd annual Potato Pancake supper will be held on Shrove Tuesday, March 4, at Peace Lutheran Church, Dunnellon, from 4:30 until 7 p.m. This event is a favorite among residents of the area and many return year after year. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is five miles north of Dunnellon, at 7201 U.S. Highway 41 South. The menu consists of potato pancakes or southern pancakes, ham, apple sauce, beverage and dessert. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or at the Peace Lutheran booth at the Dunnellon First Saturday event on March 1. The cost is $6 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 5 through 12, and children under 5 will be admitted at no charge. Members of Peace Lutheran Church look forward to welcoming you and serving you at this annual event. The ages old tradition of potato pancakes on Shrove Tuesday (also called Fat Tuesday) began as a way to use up the fatty foods which were supposed to be given up for the season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Peace Lutheran offers Bible Study on Sunday, 9 a.m., and on Wednesday, 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is held at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. The Mission Statement of Peace Lutheran Church: We are a family of Christians called, equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed through Gods Holy Word and Sacraments. For more information, call the church office, 352-489-5881, or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or www.TinyURL.com/Peace41-40. .Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe Maranatha Baptist Church annual Missions Conference will be March 16 through March 23. Brother Scott Nelson, who is in charge of the Haiti Mission, will start the conference on Sunday morning, March 16, beginning during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 a.m. Brother Bernie Rodgers will share his ministry with Families by Faith during Wednesdays (March 19) evening service at 6:45 p.m. Both Vick Blair, missionary to Kyrghyzstan, and the Alvarez Family (Esteban and Emilly), missionaries to Uruguay, will all speak at Sunday (March 23rd) morning service beginning at 10:45 a.m. During Sunday (March 23rd) evening service at 6 p.m., Lonnie Ernest with the Christian 12-Step Ministry will speak during Sunday evening service March 23 at 6 p.m. All are welcome and invited to come and listen and be blessed by these special messages. Hyssongs concert: The Hyssongs will give a concert Friday evening, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Church. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com gether more than 15 years and is an inspirational Southern Gospel group. They perform throughout the United States and Canada every year, as well as on television and radio. Please join us to hear their wonderful harmony, humor and Christ-centered message. Continuing programs for children: The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-3475683. Childrens Choir: All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to join the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me). Ms. Pat Haas, the director, is teaching the children how much fun and how easy it is to be part of the J.A.M. choir. They meet each Sunday evening at the church from 5:15 to 5:45 Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Childrens Ministry, Worship on Wednesdays (W.O.W.) is held at the church with classes for children from ages 8 11, and Prayer Meeting and Bible Study for the adults from 6:45 until 8 p.m. W.O.W. now has two classes for your children during the Prayer Meeting and Bible Study time for adults. A nursery is also provided for children under the age 4. Special family event: Onn Saturday, March 8, our Kids Club (ages 4-11) is holding a family-centered event with a western theme. The entire family is invited to see what we do. It is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and continue to 8 p.m. at the Church. If you have jeans and cowboy hats, please feel free to wear them. We do ask that you please RSVP to the Church by Wednesday, March 5, so that we will know how many to plan for. Just leave a message, stating your name, contact information and the number attending, with the Church office at 352-347-5683. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com The Art Club of Oak Run invites you to the 22nd annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Palm Grove Auditorium. The club, their friends and instructors will display beautiful drawings, paintings and sculpture. Cards, bookmarks and other fine arts will be for sale. The refreshments are free and you can buy a chance to win an original watercolor painting by Judi Pannhausen titled After the Rain. Please come out and support your local artists.TroubadoursThe Troubadours have been working diligently on the music they will be presenting at their upcoming Spring Concert. Beautiful new songs as well as some older ones you certainly will recall. Watch for surprises! We might have more than one. We have added some new members to our group and also a new piano accompanist. All of these things are working together to bring you a wide variety of music for you to enjoy. Our program is planned and prepared just for you, our Oak Run community and it gives us great pleasure to do so. Ticket sales will be in the Orchid Club Lobby. Sat. Feb. 22, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sat. March 8, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sat. March 22 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Tues. March 25, 4-6 p.m. (Bingo night) Mon. March 31, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Tues. April 1, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. (Bingo night) Mon. April 7, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Also, every Thursday from 1 3 p.m. Palm Grove Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 General Adm. There will be no reserved seating this year. If you cant make one of these ticket sale dates, please call Margie Hull at 414-4308 or Elvira Rusconi at 873-1254. They will be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you at the concert. Quilt FestOur fabulous Quilt Fest, Quilting Makes the Heart Sew Happy, will take place on March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palm Grove Club. Admission is free and all Oak Run residents and guests are welcome. Come and see all the beautiful quilts on display that were made out of love and hard work. Lovely and interesting handmade items will be sold at the boutique. There will be an Art of Quilting display to answer all your questions on making a quilt, a silent auction for a beautiful quilt, ticket sale for the Opportunity Quilt made by our members, a 3 for 1 ticket sale of 12 handmade items, and a demo called Make It and Take It for you to make and keep. Youll be able to vote on a members challenge project. There will be a display of members projects showing various techniques taught by our club teachers. We also have our Marion County Quilt to see, which was created by our members and now hangs permanently in the Silver River Museums education building. Of course there will be delicious lunch items and irresistible desserts for sale and takeout is available. Club members will be available for questions and if you are interested in joining, there are beginning classes available. We look forward to seeing you and all your guests!Club ShalomClub Shalom presents a Purim Masquerade party starring James Wynn, comedian, singer, entertainer. There will be a prize for the best costume. We will retell the story of Queen Esther along with noisemakers and hamantashen. Chicken dinner starts at 6p.m. Eat, drink, dance and have a night of fun at the Orchid Club on March 10/ Tickets go on sale at the Orchid Club lobby Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1. No tickets sold at door the night of the party. Members $13 Non-Members $15. For more information, call Shirley Gottfried at 352-216-4655, or Ellen Salenger at 352-861-4484.Last Vegas tripAll deposits for the Las Vegas Trip have to be paid by March 5. The trip will now include 2 for 1 Breakfasts, A 2 for 1 show and a side trip to Laughlin with a free buffet. Transportation to and from the airport will also be arranged in group travel. We will be staying at The Four Queens in The Fremont Street Section. Please call Pat Kreideweis at 352-291-1456 for more information.Oak Run TravelJoin us for our trip 16 to hear The Ten Tenors at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday, April 16. This groups unique Art Club of Oak Run plans Fine Arts Show on Sunday PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE20 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 000H8CF 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 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 000HFX9 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 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 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 Lang uage Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles We st of I-75 Wo rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000H8GU 000GUM1 000GSHQ 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St P ine Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries T raditional W orship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 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 000HCTL 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-561 1 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undamental Dr Mike Patton 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 Progr essive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. F irst Congr ega tional United Chur ch of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000UYF 1 1251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: T ues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P .M. Sunday AW ANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . 6:45 P. M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000GLGD PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 000HFVG 8070 SW 60th A ve. 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 000H1QB Southwest Christian Church W e are a traditional worshiping chur ch 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am Wo rship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Peter Bunch Minister Music Director S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTOR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call t o 71 1195 National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? 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Our travel down Pun Alley last week took us to Lovers Lane for Valentines Day. We almost missed the annual Daytona Speed Week with racecars going round and round. Theres still time for you to enjoy this racing; it ends with on Feb. 23 with a 500-mile race. We may be a little late, but well travel to Gasoline Alley to see if we can find a racy story or two.Something smellsNews has come from Indiana about the air pollution caused by cars at the Indianapolis 500 auto race. Residents living near the track complained about the noise and pollution caused by the cars. But what disturbed them more was the putridsmelling exhaust that continually emanated from the cars themselves. During the race they were rarely able to emerge from their homes without being assaulted by noxious fumes filling the air. Finally these residents had had enough, and they filed a suit against the Raceway for Indy scent exposure.Backseat driverToms wife cannot ride in a car without telling whoever is driving what to do and when to do. She is the worst backseat driver in the world. She claims she seldom, if ever, makes comments about Toms driving. He, of course, claims the opposite. Now he has proof. The other day they were headed for the mall when Toms daughter piped up, Daddy, before you married Mommy, who told you how to drive?Blow upWhats happened, George? she asked her husband, who had gotten out of the car to investigate. Puncture, he said briefly. You ought to have been on the lookout for this, was her helpful remark. You remember that sign warned you there was a fork in the road.Always rightThe woman driver made a right turn from the left lane, and smashed into another car. Why didnt you signal? the angry motorist screamed. Sir, she answered haughtily, why do I have to signal, I always turn here. SprintsWhen asked if the cars blinker was on, the woman said, Its on. Its off. Its on. Its off. Its on. Its off. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. I got stopped once for going fifty-three in a thirtyfive-mile-per-hour zone. I got off. I told them I had dyslexia. His girlfriend wanted him to slow down the car, but he put his foot down. There was a time when $200 was the down payment on a car; now its the sales tax. The husband complained that his wife ran over his golf clubs. I told you, she said, not to leave them on the porch. By the numberWhen five Englishmen in an Audi Quattro arrived at the Italian border the Italian Customs agent stopped them and said, Its illegal to put 5 people in a Quattro. What do you mean its illegal? asked the driver. Quattro means four, replied the Italian official. Quattro is just the name of the automobile, the driver said disbelievingly. Look at the papers; this car is designed to carry 5 persons. You cant pull that one on me, replied the Italian customs agent. Quattro means four. You have five people in your car and you are therefore breaking the law. The driver replied angrily, You idiot! Call your supervisor over. I want to speak to someone with more intelligence! Sorry, responded the Italian official, he cant come. Hes busy with 2 guys in a Fiat Uno.Hard workWorking people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and went into a store. When I came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. I went up to him and said, Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him several bad names. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a doughnuteating dictator. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote. Personally, I didnt care. I came downtown on the bus. Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Mindfulness was the cover story in January for Time Magazine. June Roberta wrote about it in her OTOW column, so my thought is that readers of the Citizen might want to get on board. As a culture, were pretty stressed out and, with all the new technology, our eyes are glued to our cell phones, just in case we miss a text. All of this contributes to the negative affect on the brain, which inhibits the growth of new, healthy cells in the part of the brain that helps form, organize and store information (the hippocampus). Mindfulness, also known as the Eastern discipline of meditation, not only helps fend off stress and promote cell growth, but there is now so much positive scientific research to support the practice. Meditation is not easy for many. The simplest instructions are to sit erect, whether cross-legged or in a chair, close the eyes and begin to observe the breath as it slips in and out of the nostrils, perhaps even counting the length of the inhalation and the exhalation. As the mind wanders, which it inevitably does, our task is to gently and without judgment, bring the focus back to the breath. Ten minutes of this practice is initially suggested once or twice a day. As the mind becomes more disciplined, you begin to extend the time of practice. People get frustrated easily, so I recommend a related practice prayer. Meditation is listening for God and prayer is talking to God. I was watching a recent segment of Oprahs Soul to Soul and one of the topics was the power of prayer. Oprah showed a former interview with Larry Dossey, MD, quite the skeptic, who wanted scientific proof that prayer worked. Umpteen double-blind studies ensued on patients and even bacteria. Lo and behold, the prayed for bacteria (and the humans) grew healthier and stronger. Seems that open-ended prayer works best. Rather than praying for something specific, asking for the best outcome in the situation or simply Thy will be done is the most effective. One radiant guest on the show suggested that all life is a prayer. How beautiful When you have such awe and reverence for life, you are eternally grateful, always and in all ways. The very expression of gratitude is prayer. So, if you find your mind off in the dead past or the imagined future, and you are not quite able to concentrate on the breath, try prayer Pray without ceasing advised St. Paul. The greatest beneficiary is you. Youve sent out your love and what you send out comes back to you in multiple ways. Its vibration and reflection You can get meditation tips everywhere. There are even apps to tune in to tune out. The net result is a calm clear mind; focused, relaxed and at peace and able to deal with whatever Life throws at you in a skillful way. And lastly, Yoga is meditation in motion. The Freedom Library has an extensive collection of DVDs and books from the gentlest to the most challenging. Even though its last in this article, its the place to begin. We work with the most tangible, being the body, and then, with practice we penetrate the mind and ultimately the soul. It all comes down to being present in the hear and now. Now is the time Yogi Andrew and I are so grateful for your positive feedback. If we are inspiring, it is because we are very much inspired in spirit. And so it is. Ingrid Crane practices Reiki, Thai massage and yoga and can be reached at 3520854-7950. Mindfulness, also known as meditation Cranes Corner Ingrid Crane Read the classifieds West Marion Moose Lodge Friday, Feb. 21: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall. Saturday, Feb. 22: Steak Night $10 $7, Entertainment Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Social Quarters Sunday, Feb. 23: Breakfast 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. (made to order eggs, bacon or ham, gravy and biscuit or pancakes and coffee) all for $5, Potluck Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. Lodge will provide Sloppy Joes Monday, Feb. 24: Lunch specials served noon to 3 p.m. with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25: 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. 26: Lunch Specials served noon to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Early Bird Bowling 3 to 6 p.m., 2 Fajitas 4 to 7 p.m. $5, Bowling League 6 to 9 p.m., Open Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Kenny Jackson 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! Located at: West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 SW 110th St., Phone 352-854-2200 Taking the checkered flag while racing in Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank 000HFCT FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED CERTIFIED TECHS EST. 1990 TWO OCALA LOCATIONS SR 200 & 91ST AVE. 237-5599 2040 N. PINE AVE. 622-0075 DARE TO COMPARE Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Cooling Service $ 39 95 Drain & Fill Radiator Inspect Hoses and Water Pump Includes 1 Gal. Antifreeze Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 Most Cars Freon Extra 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Your Veterans Club is planning big things in the coming months. At the March 6 meeting we will have a special presentation with Julie Drexel and Bev Carver. Julie is head of the Patriot Dog Project and Beverly is the President of the Marion County SPCA. You will be delighted at the news they have for us and equally pleased with the news we have for them. On June 7 we will be holding our first Cherrywood Veterans Open Golf outing. Starting at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, the golfers will enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Ocala Palms golf course. There will be prizes; drawings; silent auctions; and fun followed by a delicious luncheon; all this for just $50 per person with the proceeds going to the Veterans Club. This event is open to everyone in Marion County who would like to participate so sign up with Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341 or Rich Hurley at 352-873-7208. You or your business can sponsor a hole for as little $100 and have your advertisement become a part of this great event. Contact Bill or Rich to sign up for this great publicity opportunity. On March 26 a group from the Veterans Club will be making their way to the gun range. The cost is only $15 per person plus ammo. All hand guns are approved for the range and loaner guns are available from Fred OHern. Come to the meeting and get more details. April will be election of officers for the board so if youd like to be nominated, please attend the March meeting and get your name on the ballot. Congratulations to Skip and Trude Smith on winning the Veterans Club Cruise. Laura Kane drew their ticket on Saturday night at our Valentine Day party. Remember, you dont have to be a Veterans Club member in order to attend most meetings. Come and see what terrific work your Vets are doing in this community.Valentines DanceWhat a wonderful evening we had. Saw some new faces and missed some old faces. The room was filled with laughter and music. Our own Howard Mayberry entertained us with a great set of his singing and guitar playing, giving our awesome D.J. Rich, a bit of off time to join the folks at the tables for hugs and humor. A huge thank you Howard, you are a joy to all who know you and all who have the privilege to hear your music. Our friends Frank Juarbe, Bob Lingham, myself (Ardie Heape), Theresa Torrusio and Wanda Huff, were the 5050, and door prize winners, and the dancers, lines and couples, were so much fun to watch. You are all Super Smoothies! Im sure I speak for all the attending residents, when I say thank you to our fabulous Activities team. Couldnt find a better bunch of resident volunteers, anywhere else.Cherrywood Bowling LeagueNot only is Howard Mayberry a musician, he and his other half, Arleen, are terrific bowlers. We have a wonderful community league with really fine bowlers and really fun bowlers. We have approached our last half of the season but cheerleaders and substitutes are very welcome to join us on Monday mornings at 11:30 at AMF Galaxy West, on Easy Street. We always need substitute bowlers and you would have a wonderful time. It seems that by mid-season, many teams are missing a member and there are never enough subs. If you would like more information, just call our President, Norma Alexander 352-8543830, or Secretary, Rich Hurley 352-8737208. Subbing is a good way to refresh your skills if you havent bowled for some time. Come join us friends, you might just surprise yourself.Mardi Gras at CherrywoodIts time to drag out your stash of bright beads and head for the clubhouse party on March 4. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday and is celebrated just before Ash Wednesday. For us neighbor/friends, it just means another great evening of music, food, dancing and lots of laughs. The Jazzy Dixie Landers Band will be swinging with blues, jazz, pop and more. Tickets are $2 a person for this gala bash, so see Geri and get signed up. You wont want to miss this special event. A big thank you Chris and Mario Zacco, for sponsoring the band for us. You clearly had a vision when you created Cherrywood, and we truly appreciate your personal involvement in our community. Finger foods will be on hand for all attending. Bring your own special beverage if you wish, and we look forward to great entertainment and lots of fun.Outside FunBocce, shuffleboard, pickle ball, tennis Check your CHIRP calendar and come out and play. We have walkers and bicycle riders and such fun activities.Inside FunOh my, there are so many great inside activities that I can list and Im sure I will still miss some but here goes Ladies Billiards, Penochle, Mens Billiards, Dominoes, Needle Arts Club, Mah Jongg, Poker, Hand and Foot, Bingo, Yoga, Crochet, Tai-Chi, Songbirds, Aerobics. Veterans Club has plenty of things planned Cherrywood Ardie Heape PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 Cherrywood ChirpI am always surprised when so many folks say they dont read the Cherrywood Chirp. As important as this great Newspaper the Citizenis to our area, Our CHIRP for our Cherrywood is our best link to the wonderful things that are going on in our community. Please read it before it gets buried under that stack of junk mail. Its fun and informativewhat, where, when. Im sure the other communities also have their bulletins/magazines to broadcast whats happening in their neck of the woods. I hate for any of you to miss the fun that is just around the corner from your house.TravelAt this time, there are 11 great looking trips that are listed in the Cherrywood Chirp. Too numerous to list here but you can find all the information you need, in the CHIRP and on the information rack inside the clubhouse next to the water fountain. Call Nancy Archer at 352-861-1432, to book any of those trips. Not listed in the Cherrywood Chirp however, is a Biloxi Casino Getaway trip. This is for the date: March 23-26. Casino Resort and Spa Package includes: four days and 3 nights. Deluxe Motor Coach with professional escort. $24 Food Credits, $25 Rewards Play. Palace $15 Slot Play and Hard Rock$15 Slot Play. Please contact Natalie, 352-854-4561Just a noteMy first plunge into the waters of journalism last week, didnt get me fired. Actually, the kind responses were many, and sincere and I cant begin to thank you enough. While attending our Valentine party this past Saturday, I thought I would just cruise the folks and ask them what subject they might like me to write about in my notes piece. The first person I asked said politics. I said sure, I can do that. Later in the evening I mentioned I might write about politics, while sitting with a couple of folks on the patio. I was asked why would you? I said because I was sad that there is so much hate and disrespect for our president. The next comment was, oh, you can say something but we cant? Was a walk-away moment and I decided then and there that this is truly a country of freedom of speech. Of course they can say whatever they want and they do, often and loud. Someone did mention they might want a discussion on dog walkers leaving disgusting gifts on others yards. Amazing that adults are either so completely unaware or unkind or irresponsible to leave their dogs signature behind. Pick it up folks and tell your dog good boy/girl. Pretty sure this applies to all the communities along the corridor. Might even make you appear to be a better person, who doesnt need reminded with notes like this. Hopefully I will be here again next week.Ardie Heape, ardieheape@aol.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 The group at the widows luncheon. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Your Veterans Club is planning big things in the coming months. At the March 6 meeting we will have a special presentation with Julie Drexel and Bev Carver. Julie is head of the Patriot Dog Project and Beverly is the President of the Marion County SPCA. You will be delighted at the news they have for us and equally pleased with the news we have for them. On June 7 we will be holding our first Cherrywood Veterans Open Golf outing. Starting at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, the golfers will enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Ocala Palms golf course. There will be prizes; drawings; silent auctions; and fun followed by a delicious luncheon; all this for just $50 per person with the proceeds going to the Veterans Club. This event is open to everyone in Marion County who would like to participate so sign up with Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341 or Rich Hurley at 352-873-7208. You or your business can sponsor a hole for as little $100 and have your advertisement become a part of this great event. Contact Bill or Rich to sign up for this great publicity opportunity. On March 26 a group from the Veterans Club will be making their way to the gun range. The cost is only $15 per person plus ammo. All hand guns are approved for the range and loaner guns are available from Fred OHern. Come to the meeting and get more details. April will be election of officers for the board so if youd like to be nominated, please attend the March meeting and get your name on the ballot. Congratulations to Skip and Trude Smith on winning the Veterans Club Cruise. Laura Kane drew their ticket on Saturday night at our Valentine Day party. Remember, you dont have to be a Veterans Club member in order to attend most meetings. Come and see what terrific work your Vets are doing in this community.Valentines DanceWhat a wonderful evening we had. Saw some new faces and missed some old faces. The room was filled with laughter and music. Our own Howard Mayberry entertained us with a great set of his singing and guitar playing, giving our awesome D.J. Rich, a bit of off time to join the folks at the tables for hugs and humor. A huge thank you Howard, you are a joy to all who know you and all who have the privilege to hear your music. Our friends Frank Juarbe, Bob Lingham, myself (Ardie Heape), Theresa Torrusio and Wanda Huff, were the 5050, and door prize winners, and the dancers, lines and couples, were so much fun to watch. You are all Super Smoothies! Im sure I speak for all the attending residents, when I say thank you to our fabulous Activities team. Couldnt find a better bunch of resident volunteers, anywhere else.Cherrywood Bowling LeagueNot only is Howard Mayberry a musician, he and his other half, Arleen, are terrific bowlers. We have a wonderful community league with really fine bowlers and really fun bowlers. We have approached our last half of the season but cheerleaders and substitutes are very welcome to join us on Monday mornings at 11:30 at AMF Galaxy West, on Easy Street. We always need substitute bowlers and you would have a wonderful time. It seems that by mid-season, many teams are missing a member and there are never enough subs. If you would like more information, just call our President, Norma Alexander 352-8543830, or Secretary, Rich Hurley 352-8737208. Subbing is a good way to refresh your skills if you havent bowled for some time. Come join us friends, you might just surprise yourself.Mardi Gras at CherrywoodIts time to drag out your stash of bright beads and head for the clubhouse party on March 4. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday and is celebrated just before Ash Wednesday. For us neighbor/friends, it just means another great evening of music, food, dancing and lots of laughs. The Jazzy Dixie Landers Band will be swinging with blues, jazz, pop and more. Tickets are $2 a person for this gala bash, so see Geri and get signed up. You wont want to miss this special event. A big thank you Chris and Mario Zacco, for sponsoring the band for us. You clearly had a vision when you created Cherrywood, and we truly appreciate your personal involvement in our community. Finger foods will be on hand for all attending. Bring your own special beverage if you wish, and we look forward to great entertainment and lots of fun.Outside FunBocce, shuffleboard, pickle ball, tennis Check your CHIRP calendar and come out and play. We have walkers and bicycle riders and such fun activities.Inside FunOh my, there are so many great inside activities that I can list and Im sure I will still miss some but here goes Ladies Billiards, Penochle, Mens Billiards, Dominoes, Needle Arts Club, Mah Jongg, Poker, Hand and Foot, Bingo, Yoga, Crochet, Tai-Chi, Songbirds, Aerobics. Veterans Club has plenty of things planned Cherrywood Ardie Heape PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 Cherrywood ChirpI am always surprised when so many folks say they dont read the Cherrywood Chirp. As important as this great Newspaper the Citizenis to our area, Our CHIRP for our Cherrywood is our best link to the wonderful things that are going on in our community. Please read it before it gets buried under that stack of junk mail. Its fun and informativewhat, where, when. Im sure the other communities also have their bulletins/magazines to broadcast whats happening in their neck of the woods. I hate for any of you to miss the fun that is just around the corner from your house.TravelAt this time, there are 11 great looking trips that are listed in the Cherrywood Chirp. Too numerous to list here but you can find all the information you need, in the CHIRP and on the information rack inside the clubhouse next to the water fountain. Call Nancy Archer at 352-861-1432, to book any of those trips. Not listed in the Cherrywood Chirp however, is a Biloxi Casino Getaway trip. This is for the date: March 23-26. Casino Resort and Spa Package includes: four days and 3 nights. Deluxe Motor Coach with professional escort. $24 Food Credits, $25 Rewards Play. Palace $15 Slot Play and Hard Rock$15 Slot Play. Please contact Natalie, 352-854-4561Just a noteMy first plunge into the waters of journalism last week, didnt get me fired. Actually, the kind responses were many, and sincere and I cant begin to thank you enough. While attending our Valentine party this past Saturday, I thought I would just cruise the folks and ask them what subject they might like me to write about in my notes piece. The first person I asked said politics. I said sure, I can do that. Later in the evening I mentioned I might write about politics, while sitting with a couple of folks on the patio. I was asked why would you? I said because I was sad that there is so much hate and disrespect for our president. The next comment was, oh, you can say something but we cant? Was a walk-away moment and I decided then and there that this is truly a country of freedom of speech. Of course they can say whatever they want and they do, often and loud. Someone did mention they might want a discussion on dog walkers leaving disgusting gifts on others yards. Amazing that adults are either so completely unaware or unkind or irresponsible to leave their dogs signature behind. Pick it up folks and tell your dog good boy/girl. Pretty sure this applies to all the communities along the corridor. Might even make you appear to be a better person, who doesnt need reminded with notes like this. Hopefully I will be here again next week.Ardie Heape, ardieheape@aol.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 The group at the widows luncheon. 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Our travel down Pun Alley last week took us to Lovers Lane for Valentines Day. We almost missed the annual Daytona Speed Week with racecars going round and round. Theres still time for you to enjoy this racing; it ends with on Feb. 23 with a 500-mile race. We may be a little late, but well travel to Gasoline Alley to see if we can find a racy story or two.Something smellsNews has come from Indiana about the air pollution caused by cars at the Indianapolis 500 auto race. Residents living near the track complained about the noise and pollution caused by the cars. But what disturbed them more was the putridsmelling exhaust that continually emanated from the cars themselves. During the race they were rarely able to emerge from their homes without being assaulted by noxious fumes filling the air. Finally these residents had had enough, and they filed a suit against the Raceway for Indy scent exposure.Backseat driverToms wife cannot ride in a car without telling whoever is driving what to do and when to do. She is the worst backseat driver in the world. She claims she seldom, if ever, makes comments about Toms driving. He, of course, claims the opposite. Now he has proof. The other day they were headed for the mall when Toms daughter piped up, Daddy, before you married Mommy, who told you how to drive?Blow upWhats happened, George? she asked her husband, who had gotten out of the car to investigate. Puncture, he said briefly. You ought to have been on the lookout for this, was her helpful remark. You remember that sign warned you there was a fork in the road.Always rightThe woman driver made a right turn from the left lane, and smashed into another car. Why didnt you signal? the angry motorist screamed. Sir, she answered haughtily, why do I have to signal, I always turn here. SprintsWhen asked if the cars blinker was on, the woman said, Its on. Its off. Its on. Its off. Its on. Its off. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. I got stopped once for going fifty-three in a thirtyfive-mile-per-hour zone. I got off. I told them I had dyslexia. His girlfriend wanted him to slow down the car, but he put his foot down. There was a time when $200 was the down payment on a car; now its the sales tax. The husband complained that his wife ran over his golf clubs. I told you, she said, not to leave them on the porch. By the numberWhen five Englishmen in an Audi Quattro arrived at the Italian border the Italian Customs agent stopped them and said, Its illegal to put 5 people in a Quattro. What do you mean its illegal? asked the driver. Quattro means four, replied the Italian official. Quattro is just the name of the automobile, the driver said disbelievingly. Look at the papers; this car is designed to carry 5 persons. You cant pull that one on me, replied the Italian customs agent. Quattro means four. You have five people in your car and you are therefore breaking the law. The driver replied angrily, You idiot! Call your supervisor over. I want to speak to someone with more intelligence! Sorry, responded the Italian official, he cant come. Hes busy with 2 guys in a Fiat Uno.Hard workWorking people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and went into a store. When I came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. I went up to him and said, Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him several bad names. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a doughnuteating dictator. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote. Personally, I didnt care. I came downtown on the bus. Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Mindfulness was the cover story in January for Time Magazine. June Roberta wrote about it in her OTOW column, so my thought is that readers of the Citizen might want to get on board. As a culture, were pretty stressed out and, with all the new technology, our eyes are glued to our cell phones, just in case we miss a text. All of this contributes to the negative affect on the brain, which inhibits the growth of new, healthy cells in the part of the brain that helps form, organize and store information (the hippocampus). Mindfulness, also known as the Eastern discipline of meditation, not only helps fend off stress and promote cell growth, but there is now so much positive scientific research to support the practice. Meditation is not easy for many. The simplest instructions are to sit erect, whether cross-legged or in a chair, close the eyes and begin to observe the breath as it slips in and out of the nostrils, perhaps even counting the length of the inhalation and the exhalation. As the mind wanders, which it inevitably does, our task is to gently and without judgment, bring the focus back to the breath. Ten minutes of this practice is initially suggested once or twice a day. As the mind becomes more disciplined, you begin to extend the time of practice. People get frustrated easily, so I recommend a related practice prayer. Meditation is listening for God and prayer is talking to God. I was watching a recent segment of Oprahs Soul to Soul and one of the topics was the power of prayer. Oprah showed a former interview with Larry Dossey, MD, quite the skeptic, who wanted scientific proof that prayer worked. Umpteen double-blind studies ensued on patients and even bacteria. Lo and behold, the prayed for bacteria (and the humans) grew healthier and stronger. Seems that open-ended prayer works best. Rather than praying for something specific, asking for the best outcome in the situation or simply Thy will be done is the most effective. One radiant guest on the show suggested that all life is a prayer. How beautiful When you have such awe and reverence for life, you are eternally grateful, always and in all ways. The very expression of gratitude is prayer. So, if you find your mind off in the dead past or the imagined future, and you are not quite able to concentrate on the breath, try prayer Pray without ceasing advised St. Paul. The greatest beneficiary is you. Youve sent out your love and what you send out comes back to you in multiple ways. Its vibration and reflection You can get meditation tips everywhere. There are even apps to tune in to tune out. The net result is a calm clear mind; focused, relaxed and at peace and able to deal with whatever Life throws at you in a skillful way. And lastly, Yoga is meditation in motion. The Freedom Library has an extensive collection of DVDs and books from the gentlest to the most challenging. Even though its last in this article, its the place to begin. We work with the most tangible, being the body, and then, with practice we penetrate the mind and ultimately the soul. It all comes down to being present in the hear and now. Now is the time Yogi Andrew and I are so grateful for your positive feedback. If we are inspiring, it is because we are very much inspired in spirit. And so it is. Ingrid Crane practices Reiki, Thai massage and yoga and can be reached at 3520854-7950. Mindfulness, also known as meditation Cranes Corner Ingrid Crane Read the classifieds West Marion Moose Lodge Friday, Feb. 21: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall. Saturday, Feb. 22: Steak Night $10 $7, Entertainment Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Social Quarters Sunday, Feb. 23: Breakfast 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. (made to order eggs, bacon or ham, gravy and biscuit or pancakes and coffee) all for $5, Potluck Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. Lodge will provide Sloppy Joes Monday, Feb. 24: Lunch specials served noon to 3 p.m. with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25: 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. 26: Lunch Specials served noon to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Early Bird Bowling 3 to 6 p.m., 2 Fajitas 4 to 7 p.m. $5, Bowling League 6 to 9 p.m., Open Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Kenny Jackson 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! Located at: West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 SW 110th St., Phone 352-854-2200 Taking the checkered flag while racing in Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank 000HFCT FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED CERTIFIED TECHS EST. 1990 TWO OCALA LOCATIONS SR 200 & 91ST AVE. 237-5599 2040 N. PINE AVE. 622-0075 DARE TO COMPARE Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Cooling Service $ 39 95 Drain & Fill Radiator Inspect Hoses and Water Pump Includes 1 Gal. Antifreeze Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 Most Cars Freon Extra 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com gether more than 15 years and is an inspirational Southern Gospel group. They perform throughout the United States and Canada every year, as well as on television and radio. Please join us to hear their wonderful harmony, humor and Christ-centered message. Continuing programs for children: The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-3475683. Childrens Choir: All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to join the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me). Ms. Pat Haas, the director, is teaching the children how much fun and how easy it is to be part of the J.A.M. choir. They meet each Sunday evening at the church from 5:15 to 5:45 Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Childrens Ministry, Worship on Wednesdays (W.O.W.) is held at the church with classes for children from ages 8 11, and Prayer Meeting and Bible Study for the adults from 6:45 until 8 p.m. W.O.W. now has two classes for your children during the Prayer Meeting and Bible Study time for adults. A nursery is also provided for children under the age 4. Special family event: Onn Saturday, March 8, our Kids Club (ages 4-11) is holding a family-centered event with a western theme. The entire family is invited to see what we do. It is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and continue to 8 p.m. at the Church. If you have jeans and cowboy hats, please feel free to wear them. We do ask that you please RSVP to the Church by Wednesday, March 5, so that we will know how many to plan for. Just leave a message, stating your name, contact information and the number attending, with the Church office at 352-347-5683. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com The Art Club of Oak Run invites you to the 22nd annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Palm Grove Auditorium. The club, their friends and instructors will display beautiful drawings, paintings and sculpture. Cards, bookmarks and other fine arts will be for sale. The refreshments are free and you can buy a chance to win an original watercolor painting by Judi Pannhausen titled After the Rain. Please come out and support your local artists.TroubadoursThe Troubadours have been working diligently on the music they will be presenting at their upcoming Spring Concert. Beautiful new songs as well as some older ones you certainly will recall. Watch for surprises! We might have more than one. We have added some new members to our group and also a new piano accompanist. All of these things are working together to bring you a wide variety of music for you to enjoy. Our program is planned and prepared just for you, our Oak Run community and it gives us great pleasure to do so. Ticket sales will be in the Orchid Club Lobby. Sat. Feb. 22, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sat. March 8, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sat. March 22 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Tues. March 25, 4-6 p.m. (Bingo night) Mon. March 31, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Tues. April 1, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. (Bingo night) Mon. April 7, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Also, every Thursday from 1 3 p.m. Palm Grove Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 General Adm. There will be no reserved seating this year. If you cant make one of these ticket sale dates, please call Margie Hull at 414-4308 or Elvira Rusconi at 873-1254. They will be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you at the concert. Quilt FestOur fabulous Quilt Fest, Quilting Makes the Heart Sew Happy, will take place on March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palm Grove Club. Admission is free and all Oak Run residents and guests are welcome. Come and see all the beautiful quilts on display that were made out of love and hard work. Lovely and interesting handmade items will be sold at the boutique. There will be an Art of Quilting display to answer all your questions on making a quilt, a silent auction for a beautiful quilt, ticket sale for the Opportunity Quilt made by our members, a 3 for 1 ticket sale of 12 handmade items, and a demo called Make It and Take It for you to make and keep. Youll be able to vote on a members challenge project. There will be a display of members projects showing various techniques taught by our club teachers. We also have our Marion County Quilt to see, which was created by our members and now hangs permanently in the Silver River Museums education building. Of course there will be delicious lunch items and irresistible desserts for sale and takeout is available. Club members will be available for questions and if you are interested in joining, there are beginning classes available. We look forward to seeing you and all your guests!Club ShalomClub Shalom presents a Purim Masquerade party starring James Wynn, comedian, singer, entertainer. There will be a prize for the best costume. We will retell the story of Queen Esther along with noisemakers and hamantashen. Chicken dinner starts at 6p.m. Eat, drink, dance and have a night of fun at the Orchid Club on March 10/ Tickets go on sale at the Orchid Club lobby Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1. No tickets sold at door the night of the party. Members $13 Non-Members $15. For more information, call Shirley Gottfried at 352-216-4655, or Ellen Salenger at 352-861-4484.Last Vegas tripAll deposits for the Las Vegas Trip have to be paid by March 5. The trip will now include 2 for 1 Breakfasts, A 2 for 1 show and a side trip to Laughlin with a free buffet. Transportation to and from the airport will also be arranged in group travel. We will be staying at The Four Queens in The Fremont Street Section. Please call Pat Kreideweis at 352-291-1456 for more information.Oak Run TravelJoin us for our trip 16 to hear The Ten Tenors at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday, April 16. This groups unique Art Club of Oak Run plans Fine Arts Show on Sunday PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE20 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 000H8CF 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 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 000HFX9 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 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 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 Lang uage Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles We st of I-75 Wo rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000H8GU 000GUM1 000GSHQ 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 www.ocalawestumc.com 100th Ave. SW 105th St SW 110th St 484 Marion Oaks Library SW 103rd St P ine Run OT OW 80th Ave. 60th Ave. 49th Ave. Oak Run 200 484 A Place for You... Rev. Alan Jefferson No matter what your age is, no matter where You come from, no matter who you are, There is a place for you at Ocala West UMC Children & Youth Ministries T raditional W orship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. 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 000HCTL 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-561 1 www.bereanbaptist.net Ber ean Bapt ist Church Independent F undamental Dr Mike Patton 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 Progr essive Community of Faith in the Heart of Central Florida Sunday Worship 10:30 am Adult Bible Discussion 12:00 Noon God is still speaking, Jesus didnt reject people. Neither do we. F irst Congr ega tional United Chur ch of Christ 7171 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 352-237-3035 uccocala.org Dr. H.W. McSwain, Jr., Pastor 000UYF 1 1251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: T ues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 6:00 P .M. Sunday AW ANA (Aug.-May) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Meeting . . . . 6:45 P. M. Pastor Bill Fortune 000GLGD PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 000HFVG 8070 SW 60th A ve. 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 000H1QB Southwest Christian Church W e are a traditional worshiping chur ch 9045 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-861-9080 Sunday Services Sunday School 9:30 am Wo rship Service 10:30 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Services Bible Studies 7:00 pm Peter Bunch Minister Music Director S OUTH M ARION C ITIZEN D IRECTOR Y A SK FOR M ICHEL N ORTHSEA AT 854-3986 The Reason to Believe... Worship Call t o 71 1195 National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERV ATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000HENC $100 Discount Coupon to the first 12 Attendees Reds Restaurant 841 1 N. SR 200 Thu., Feb. 27, Mar 6 10:00am Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy 200 Mon., Mar 3 3:30pm P avarottis Restaurant 8075 SW Hwy 200 W ed., Mar. 5, 10:00am Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. W ed., Mar. 5, 11:00am LaRoccos III Restaurant 5545 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thu., Mar 6, 9:00am Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th Ave. Thu., Mar 13, 10:30am 000HDHW

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approach has powered their rise to the top by bringing rock and classical music together. Theirs is raw power and soothing beauty in one great show. Call Roy and Pat Meinsen for information and tickets. You will be in for a real treat when you go on trip 17 to David A Straz Center in Tampa to see Jersey Boys on April 13. This award winning musical is about Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It is a rags to riches story of four blue collar New Jersey kids who became one of the greatest success stories in pop music history. Of their many famous songs you will hear Sherry, Big Girls Dont Cry and Oh, What a Night. Call our hosts Ron and Amelia Fiore for seats on the bus which leaves at 11:30 a.m. At Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on Mothers Day, May 11 we will see Cookin with Gus. This trip 18 incudes a sumptuous buffet followed by the show which features a famous food critic and cookbook author who wants to do her own daily TV show. Her husband is against the idea but she goes ahead anyway. She gets stage fright in front of the camera and from then on it is a laugh-aminute as people try to help her overcome her fear. Theres a hypnotist and a wacky gypsy who is casting spells, etc. Call Connie Smith for details. The trip to see I Love Lucy on May 18 had to be cancelled when we received word from Ruth Eckerd Hall that they had cancelled the show due to scheduling conflicts. This is trip 19 in the Pink brochure. Those who had purchased tickets will be notified by phone. Imagine two bumbling Alabama hunters who think they have shot an angel. Then think about the hijinks as they are pursued by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer. The chase to get the story before anyone else leads to a hilarious crescendo in the swamp. Call Jack and Eleanor Foggan to get your tickets for this very funny show on June 7. This is trip 20 in the pink brochure and is called Duck Hunters. Italian American ClubWe just had our annual Valentines Party and it was a great success. Everyone was dancing up a storm. Litle Joeys provided a choice of two chicken dinners prepared in his unique style. 50/50 and door prizes were won by several lucky couples. Our next party will be in April and it will feature a creation by Andy Alloro titled Dancing with the Stars, a contest that includes a selection of dance partners who will participate in a final dance that will be judged first second and third place. Prizes will be awarded. It will be a great evening of fun that everyone will enjoy.Singles ClubOur next meeting will be on Feb 27 at the Orchid Club at 6 p.m. We are going to have fun with an Ugly or Funny Tshirt party. Members are asked to bring goodies to share. We will have coffee and hot tea but you may BYOB, if you so desire. We will collect membership dues for this year at this meeting, please pay by check and it is still $6 each. On March 27 we will car pool for a St. Johns river cruise. After a two hour cruise we will have lunch (on your own) at the Blackwater Restaurant. Please make your reservations asap because space is limited. The cost for the cruse is $25 p.p. and must be paid at the time of reservation. For questions about this trip only, please call Lynn ay 352-8548399. The following meeting will be on April 24 and will feature our annual auction sale, mark your calendars. For questions about our club please call Roger at 352-291-1004. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfIt was a sweetheart day for the Valentines Day Tournament on Feb. 11. Two-person teams competed for the top prizes. The winners were: Rose Flight: 1(tie)Teams Galla and Scozzafava, 3rdTeam Tennant Kisses Flight: 1-Team Juhasz, 2(tie)Teams Terry, Kollar/Sallee, Crass and Orndorff Hearts Flight: 1Team Bush, 2-Team Tully, 3-(tie)-Teams Lavacca, Adams/Jackson and Edwards Cupids Flight: 1-Team Hessel, 2(tie)Teams Rizzo and Klann Closest to the pins: Front nine for gals: Diana Galla and Lisa Juhasz, Back nine for guys: Dick Rizzo and Jim Tully. A super day of golf was followed by a wonderful dinner provided by Royal Oaks and then, to end the perfect day, Dewayne Hill, Magician/comedian, delighted everyone.New columnist Laura Smith will become the new columnist for news articles from Oak Run clubs, organizations, etc. She will begin with the issue of March 7. Items for that date should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28. She replaces Carol Wheeler. Her email address is csjtpq@deccacable.com. Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 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. Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m. Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m. Spanish Church 1 p.m. Bible Alive Bible Study 6 p.m. Tuesday: Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday: Family Training Hour 7 p.m. Crossroads Student Ministries 7 p.m. Boys and Girls Clubs 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff. Upcoming events: Special Church Service, Guest Speaker/Musicians Pastor Danny and Linda Morgan, Sunday, March 2, 9 and 11 a.m. Join us for our special guests Pastor Danny and Linda Morgan. The Morgans have been traveling evangelists/songwriters for many years and now serve as pastors at Cross and Crown Community Church in Newport, Kentucky. Come be blessed! Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Contact at 352-291-2080 or www.crossroadscog.net.First CongregationalJoin us at First Congregational Church for our Ash Wednesday service on March 5 at 6 p.m., which includes communion and the imposition of ashes. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. All are welcome.Peace Lutheran ChurchThe 23rd annual Potato Pancake supper will be held on Shrove Tuesday, March 4, at Peace Lutheran Church, Dunnellon, from 4:30 until 7 p.m. This event is a favorite among residents of the area and many return year after year. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is five miles north of Dunnellon, at 7201 U.S. Highway 41 South. The menu consists of potato pancakes or southern pancakes, ham, apple sauce, beverage and dessert. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or at the Peace Lutheran booth at the Dunnellon First Saturday event on March 1. The cost is $6 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 5 through 12, and children under 5 will be admitted at no charge. Members of Peace Lutheran Church look forward to welcoming you and serving you at this annual event. The ages old tradition of potato pancakes on Shrove Tuesday (also called Fat Tuesday) began as a way to use up the fatty foods which were supposed to be given up for the season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Peace Lutheran offers Bible Study on Sunday, 9 a.m., and on Wednesday, 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is held at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. The Mission Statement of Peace Lutheran Church: We are a family of Christians called, equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed through Gods Holy Word and Sacraments. For more information, call the church office, 352-489-5881, or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or www.TinyURL.com/Peace41-40. .Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe Maranatha Baptist Church annual Missions Conference will be March 16 through March 23. Brother Scott Nelson, who is in charge of the Haiti Mission, will start the conference on Sunday morning, March 16, beginning during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 a.m. Brother Bernie Rodgers will share his ministry with Families by Faith during Wednesdays (March 19) evening service at 6:45 p.m. Both Vick Blair, missionary to Kyrghyzstan, and the Alvarez Family (Esteban and Emilly), missionaries to Uruguay, will all speak at Sunday (March 23rd) morning service beginning at 10:45 a.m. During Sunday (March 23rd) evening service at 6 p.m., Lonnie Ernest with the Christian 12-Step Ministry will speak during Sunday evening service March 23 at 6 p.m. All are welcome and invited to come and listen and be blessed by these special messages. Hyssongs concert: The Hyssongs will give a concert Friday evening, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Church. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 12~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 21: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21: Flying Solo Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.,Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Benevolence fund offering Sunday. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Feb. 23: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 4:30 p.m.; evening worship begins at 6 with study in the book of Hebrews. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Golden Servants (Seniors 55+) meet at 6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall for a carry-in dinner with a program following dinner. Bring your favorite breakfast dish and enjoy an evening of fellowship with friends. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Guests and friends are always welcome. Upcoming Events include the Weaver Family musical group coming to SWCC on Sunday evening, March 9. Please see this column in future weeks to learn more about the Weaver Family and the time of their program. We are located at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. (south off State Road 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 Feb. 16 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown, and our new Home Builders/Young Adults class, taught by Michael Gall, 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, Ive Got A Love. 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. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 9510 SW 105th Street, off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.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 date is Feb. 23.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, Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE13 THE GOLDFINCH BY Donna Tartt Now heading the Best Seller list, Donna Tartts massive novel (nearly 800 pages) The Goldfinch tells the story of Theodore Decker, only 13 when a terrorist attack on the Metropolitan Museum of Art claims his mothers life and leaves him traumatized in the rubble where a dying antiques dealer orders him to flee with a small painting of a goldfinch. Not until years later does Theo realize that his action was art theft. An immediate orphan because his father had vanished years earlier, Theo is plunged into a nightmare succession of caregivers. Hes first taken in by the wealthy parents of a schoolmate and sometimes finds refuge with an elderly furniture restorer. Then his gambler father shows up and whisks him to Las Vegas where he teams up with a Ukrainian delinquent named Boris. Through it all he secretly guards the Flemish painting of a little yellow bird chained to its perch, able to flutter but not escapelike Theo himself. Even a child can see its dignity, thimble of bravery, all fluff and brittle bone. Not timid, not even hopeless, but steady and holding its place. Refusing to pull back from the world. Like the bird Theo refuses to accept his fate. To the boy the painting is a glowing source of beauty in his despairing shipwrecked life where all has gone wrong and where a child is helpless to alter things. The friendship between the damaged Theo and Boris is both heartwarming and lethal as the two descend into a drugblurred distortion of reality. And beneath his staged bravado Theo simply longs for a home. 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GOLF CART GIVEAW AY The Sleekline Yamahas $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4,995 $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4,995 Sunbrella Special $ 549 Garage Floor Mat..... $ 39 High Speed Motor.... $ 549 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned 000HFTM At this point, it was all I could do to keep from laughing and falling off my chair. My wife was trying to find out what was wrong with me and I covertly pointed to the people behind me. She listened for a moment and then a smile broke out all across her face. Again, there was a lull in the conversation behind us and my wife and I whispered some sarcastic comments back and forth to each other. No matter how down you feel about yourself and how stupid you feel you are at times, it is always wonderful to run into someone stupider than yourself. That is what life is all about. The guy behind me then made another comment. All this snow up north is disgusting. When will it ever stop? Ive never known it to snow that much in any winter in my life. I glanced at my wife and I could see her shaking her head and mouthing the word no. Dont you hate it when your wife can read your mind and sometimes before your mind even works? She knew what I was thinking about and it was all I could do to keep from turning around and telling this man, If youre as big and as powerful as you think you are why dont YOU do something about the snow up north? Then, had I run with that thought, I would have said, If you cant control something as simple as the weather how in the world are you going to control your own life? It was all my wife could do to get me safely out of the restaurant. I wanted to go up to the table and stand before that guy, beat my chest and say, Me Tarzan, you insane. Driving home from the restaurant that night a verse of Scripture came to my mind. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself (Galatians 6:3). It takes a real man to know what he can and cannot do and then give honor to the One who can do what he cannot do.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Ifound an interesting article in the latest issue of Scientific American Mind. There are people who use trust in science as others use religious faith to cope with lifes uncertainties. New research suggests that religion provides a sense of meaning and comfort to believers and that some peoples faith in science may serve the same role. Findings suggest that it may be belief itself, regardless of content that helps people deal with adverse situations. This is a new idea for me and one Ill have to think about. Life South BloodmobileThe cold winds have finally begun to recede ... coats and sweaters are giving way to short sleeves and walking shorts. This makes donating a pint of blood every eight weeks so much easier! The Life South Bloodmobile will be stationed in the front parking lot of the OTOW Health and Recreation Center on Monday, March 3, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. awaiting your donation. Giving blood ... so easy to do, so much to gain. The pint you leave at the Bloodmobile can help save three other people ... children, women, or men. Life South welcomes regular and new donors every other month at OTOW. Its easy to be a donor. Bring along some proof that you are old enough to donate, register with one of the friendly staff, hop up on a seat, roll up a sleeve, let one of professional staff tend to you, select a beverage to drink as you donate, and relax for a while as you help save three lives. As you leave, you will receive a free gift, a delicious treat, a friendly smile and thank you, knowing you have done something really good...For yourself and for others. You can give blood every eight weeks. Become a regular. Feel better about yourself in the process! The following 17 donors braved the start of winter by stopping by the Life South Bloodmobile on Jan. 6. Ask them about their experience, then join them: Barbara Belz, Donnamarie Castellano, Richard Copeland, Susan Copeland, Robert Cura, Carol Deahl, James Hanford, Andrew Kirk, Diane Knox, William Kreppel, Nancy Ludvik, Stanley Magen, Barbara Nastally, Carol Recknor, Norman Recknor, Lois Reisinger, and Hazel Taylor.Travel ToppersWe are sorry to report that the Broadway production company will not be bringing the I Love Lucy show to Clearwater. However; the board is working on the spring brochure which should be out by early March with some new offerings. Despite our cold winter, you should start thinking ahead to our Mothers Day trip as it always fill up quickly. So make your plans now to join us at the Show Palace on Sunday, May 11 to see the classic musical The Wizard of Oz. Enjoy a delicious meal and the wonderful story of Dorothy, Toto and all the memorable friends they meet in Oz. Trip includes show, coach and tips for meal and driver. Reservations begin next Monday, Feb. 24. Call Alan Rickards at 352-390-3075 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations have begun for: La Cage Aux Follies at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 29 and for Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, April 5. Call Mary Lamp at 352-854-9378 for La Cage and Pat Hood for Tampa Downs at 352-2378533 for any openings.American/Jewish ClubOn Sunday, Feb. 16, there was a talk by a Jewish bounty hunter! Phil Dole, who has many years of experience in the field both in the United States and in other countries, shared some of his tales with us. A bounty hunter is under a civil contract to a bail bondsman. He has to be licensed by the state after a background check. Most states license the bounty hunter to carry a firearm. Phil agreed that its a risky business.Lions ClubThe On Top Of The World Lions Club second annual Recycled Trashy Fashion Show tickets went on sale Feb. 3. They will be on sale Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are in the process of trying to sell tickets at the Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 per person, although if you preGet your arm ready for Bloodmobile visit OTOW June Roberta PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE24 Al Sickle 208-5664 000HFAA OUTSTANDING HOME DECORATED BEAUTIFULLY The new kitchen has laminate floors. New glass sliders and blinds in the Florida Room where you can look out and see the oranges on your own tree. Gorgeous tile in the livingdining room. Pretty bathrooms, computer room, fans in all areas, closets galore. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Money and politicsThe United States political system is among the most anticompetitive of any Western democracy, due largely to the major parties deliberate efforts to exclude competitors. In recent decades, Republicans and Democrats have consolidated their control of the political system by enacting unnecessarily restrictive and discriminatory ballot-access laws and gerrymandering electoral districts, while stifling efforts to replace winner-take-all with a more democratic proportional representation scheme. It should be noted third-party and independent candidates historically have made valuable contributions by championing issues the major parties later adopted, including Social Security, a progressive income tax, the 40hour workweek and many other reforms. Until these political anticompetitive tactics are addressed, money, like water, will continue to flow where the Republicans and the Democrats want it to go to the detriment of the electorate. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak Run RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 0 Has there ever been a time when there was more chest pounding than today? It is a rare day in May when I get to the point of absolute frustration. These chest pounders do it for me all the time. I will admit that I do get aggravated at a few things and, to be quite honest, a few people. Aggravation is one thing, but frustration is quite a different thing. In fact, aggravation probably is good for a person. You can go mellow for so long and then you need something this stir up the soul and aggravation does it all the time. So, there is something good to be said about aggravation. On the other hand, I cannot think of anything good to say about being frustrated. Frustration means have come to the end of something, hopefully it is not my rope, and I do not know what to do next. Well, I might know what to do next, but it is against the law in every state I know. Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I went out to celebrate Valentines Day at a local restaurant. We do this occasionally just to break the routine and, if you do not tell anybody, I like to make fun of other people. When I was growing up a lot of people made fun of me. Turnabout is fair play, I always say. We were getting along most famously and enjoying our evening repast when I happened to overhear the conversation from the table behind us. I am not one to eavesdrop, but there are some situations words impossible not to eavesdrop. If I want to tell my wife something I do not want anybody else to hear, I say it in the car so nobody else can hear. That is a rule everybody should understand. I remember as a child whenever I got too loud in the house, my mother would always say, Use your indoor voice. Youre getting too loud. I was about to turn around and tell the people behind us to use their indoor voice. Then I heard what they were saying and turned up the listening volume. These people who believe in God just make me angry, the man said to his companion. People who believe in God these days must be crazy. I really was tempted to interrupt him at this point but I wanted to hear what else he had to say. Im not going to let anybody tell me what to do. I am the master of my own ship. Im the captain of my life and what I say goes. I have heard that line many times before. Usually, the people who use this line of argument are those who believe in evolution and in this case, this man probably did come from some monkey somewhere. There was a little lull in the conversation and I went back to my dinner and conversation at our table. Then I heard the guy behind me beat his chest and roar again. I am what I am today because of my determination and my strength and my knowledge. I can do anything I set my heart on. Nobody can get in my way. Me Tarzan, chest-pounders insane Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE11 FREE INTEGRA DRIVER with purchase of 2014 E-Z-GO Cart OCALA LOCATION ONLY Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Full Rain Enclosure, Custom Colors Let us put you in the drivers seat. Let us put you in the drivers seat. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com President Obama is encouraging us to compare ourselves to those who have more. Rather than using these people as examples of how to achieve success, he is telling us it is unfair and that he can bring fairness and prosperity. Political points may be scored, but it will not improve our standard of living. If Americans succumb to the politics of envy we will be less happy and poorer for it.Dr. Joseph J. Horton is professor of psychology at Grove City College and the Working Group Coordinator for Marriage and Family with The Center for Vision & Values. He is also a researcher on Positive Youth Development. HORTONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Star Spangled Banner, didnt became our National Anthem until 1931. It should be pointed out, a number of works were put forward to become our Nation Anthem, but of course, The Star Spangled Banner won out. When we hear The Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem in movies or TV shows, depicted in any time period before 1931, theyre inaccurate. Its interesting the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, was written while Fort MHenry was being bombarded by the British Royal Navy, and when the song was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, it was put to music by a composer from Great Britain. Quite ironic, dont you think? I must close with this thought. Our National Anthem is so beautiful, yet, the most abused piece of music since it was adopted as our National Anthem. Just because a singer has a public name doesnt mean they can sing. Most cant. I agree with many opinions, that our National Anthem should be played by a band at public functions. This would eliminate the abuse of The Star Spangled Banner, and, Long May It Wave. Bill L. Ford Oak RunTrauma thanksWe are writing to thank Ocala Regional Medical Center and the 911 EMTs for exemplary care given to my husband Jan. 2-4, 2014, On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2, my husband Paul fell from a ladder at our lodge in the Ocala National Forest, not far from Eureka. I heard the ladder fall from another part of the house and discovered him lying face down on a wooden deck, unconscious and bleeding copiously from his left eye and nose. Though it took between 45-60 minutes before the EMT and fire truck were able to find us, the 911 operator stayed on the line with me the entire time, and kept me sane and calm. The EMTs were quick, efficient, kind, and compassionate. Paul sustained a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures to his left shoulder and left face. Five and a half weeks later, he is nearly 100 percent. As Christians, we attribute his rapid and near complete recovery to prayer, but also the great fortune of being attended to by the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. I dont remember all the names of those individuals who helped, but here is a partial list: Dr. Ahumada and Dr Karuppiah consulted during the admission. Dr. Joshua Hagan was attending; Dr. Robert Browning also did rounds; Mike and Stacey were Trauma Unit nurses; Jonathan and Paul were the LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 PTs. These professionals were compassionate, patient, professional, and clearly explained what had happened, what they were doing, and what we could expect. The residents and visitors of Marian County are fortunate, indeed, to have such an incredible Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Paul and Cathy Schmidt Clearwater, FloridaLegalizing potHeres one for those who want to legalize recreational amounts of marijuana. On Sunday, Jan. 4, 1987, two Conrail enginemen were assigned to move three freight locomotives from Baltimore, Maryland to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As soon as they got the speed up to 60 mph, they lit a single marijuana cigarette and began sharing it. At Chase, Maryland, where their track merged with a passenger-train track, they got a signal to slow down to 45. Then one for 30, then one for 15. High on marijuana, they sped past those signals at 60. Then they got to a stop signal. They slammed on the emergency brake but, due to their high speed, slid into the switch and got stuck. Moments later an Amtrak train, going about 125 mph, sped around a curve and crashed into the stalled locomotives. The Amtrak engineer and 16 passengers were killed. One lousy recreational amount of marijuana and 17 people dead. How can we justify that? What do you say to the relatives of the 17 victims of recreational use of pot? Al Shumard Oak Run PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 fer to purchase a whole table that holds 10, it would be $150 and tickets must be purchased all together. If you live outside of On Top Of The World and would like to purchase tickets to our Recycled Trashy Fashion Show, you may contact Wendy Phillips at 352861-0820. Besides the fashions, we will also have a silent auction, and cash bar. June Roberta can be reached at 352-237-9208, or email jroberta@cfl.rr.com. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Saturday, March 15 Y ard s ale to b enef it Ocala RelayA giant yard sale to support Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cascades, 1515 E. Silver Springs Blvd., east parking lot, in Ocala. The Ocala Relay for Life Teams will be having a community yard sale to raise much needed funds to benefit and support American Cancer Societys Relay for Life event and you are invited! The Ocala Relay For Life event will take place on May 2, when many individuals come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds that will be raised at the Community Yard Sale on March 15 will truly make a difference in the fight against cancer! Participation by the Ocala Relay for Life teams who will be selling their goods at the community yard Sale is free. Commercial vendors are invited and welcome to participate with donation to the Relay for Life. If you need more information about the community yard sale, or if you are a vendor interested in participating, please contact Linda Pisani by e-mail at lpisani@rigginslawfirm or by telephone at 352-4332400. If you need more information about the Relay for Life event, how to form a Relay for Life Team or to be a Relay for Life sponsor, please visit us online at www.relayforlife.org. Crossroads Sp anis h M inis try Ser v iceCrossroads Spanish Ministry is being relaunched under the direction of Pastors Carlos and Eileen Lopez on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. Come see what God is doing with this team in reaching the Spanish-speaking community in Ocala. The service will be translated into English.Friday, March 21 Perrys in concertThe Perrys have proven that they have what it takes to rise to the top of Southern Gospel music, and what a journey it has been for them. 40 years ago, gathered around a piano, the music began talented vocalists and musicians singing the moving lyrics of traditionally based songs and today they are some of the most recognizable voices in Southern Gospel. Blessed, with musical abilities and communication with others, this team reaches audiences with Christ at the heart of their ministry. Enjoy The Perrys In Concert on Friday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m., and be touched deeply by their music. This is a free concert. A Love Offering will be taken. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 22 Saddle Oak Club yard s ale.The annual Saddle Oak yard sale will be Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saddle Oak is on State Road 200, across from Heathbrook Publix. The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a great bake sale.Saturday, April 19 Eas ter Eggstravag anzaThe excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday April 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised and divided out, with thousands of eggs on the property. There will be bounce houses, candy, food and drinks, with the gospel message being shared. Families are welcome. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 21, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Try to say as little as possible about the work youre doing through the end of the month. Then you can make your announcement and accept your well-deserved plaudits. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You face a more difficult challenge than you expected. But with that strong Taurean determination, you should be able to deal with it successfully by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Before you act on your feelings about that upcoming decision, it might be wise to do a little fact-checking You could be very surprised by what you dont find. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A recent workplace success can open some doors that were previously closed to you. On a personal level, expect to receive some important news from a longtime friend and colleague. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Put your wounded pride aside and do what you must to heal that misunderstanding before it takes a potentially irreversible turn and leaves you regretting the loss of a good friend. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) One way to kick a lessthan-active social life into high gear or rebuild an outdated Rolodex file is to throw one of your wellorganized get-togethers for friends and associates. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Getting out of an obligation you didnt really want to take on can be tricky. An honest explanation of the circumstances can help. Next time, pay more attention to your usually keen instincts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Use your Scorpion logic to push for a no-nonsense approach to a perplexing situation. This could help keep present and potential problems from creating more confusion. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A friends problem might take more time than you want to give. But staying with it once again proves the depth of your Sagittarian friendship and loyalty. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Sea Goat can benefit from an extra dose of self-confidence to unsettle your detractors, giving you the advantage of putting on a strong presentation of your position. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to ask a friend or relative for advice on an ongoing personal matter. But be careful not to give away information you might later wish you had kept secret. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Use the weekend for a creativity break to help restore your spiritual energy. Once thats done, youll be back and more than ready to tackle whatever challenge you need to face. BY DR. JOSEPH HORTON Special to the CitizenI was excited when I learned that the parents of a student I knew produced a product my family used and enjoyed. His response to me was Yea, theyre getting rich off you. He was quite confused when I replied They should be. They make a very good product. If they are not getting rich, they are not good business people. The student expected me to be envious of his parents success rather than thankful for the product that met my familys needs better than anything else. In a free society, people get rich by providing goods and services people want at prices they are willing to pay. Yes, there are people like the founders of Solyndra who game the system and get rich from government favors. Still, most people who become rich do so by serving others, whether it be designing new computers or running a carpet installation business. President Obama has made the reduction of income inequality a key focus of his second term. Our president is promoting the politics of envy. We are told that some people have more than their fair share, and that only the government can make things more fair by taxing and regulating the successful. The losses of the rich are supposed to make the rest of us happier and better off. Since the president was inaugurated, middle-class incomes have fallen when adjusted for inflation. Five years of the Obama presidency with tens of thousands of new regulations and hundreds of billions of dollars of stimulus spending and tax increases on the wealthy have not helped middleincome families. This is not surprising. Remember President Clintons luxury tax? It was supposed to affect only the rich who bought things like yachts. The people who built yachts lost their jobs when the rich stopped buying luxuries. President Clinton was humble enough to allow the luxury tax to be repealed. Our current president is doubling down on more of what has failed and is prepared to use constitutionally dubious methods, circumventing the legislative branch, to do so. We do not need new savings accounts created by executive fiat so middle-income people can loan more money to the government. Savings Bonds already exist. We need more wealth creation. Contrary to what many pundits claim, wealth is good. Wealth is fresh fruits and vegetables in January, indoor plumbing, and MRI machines. Neither will raising the minimum wage improve the lot of those who earn it. People can only be paid what their labor is worth for a particular job in the current economy. Raising the minimum wage will increase automation, eliminating low-level jobs. Claiming otherwise for political support simply takes advantage of people while pretending to help. It is not by chance that the United States is a wealthy country. Yes, the government was involved in such things as building roads which have helped business. However, government does not have any resources of its own. Roads were built because productive people paid taxes to pay for them. We have become a wealthy country because for most of our history we have had relatively low taxes (when rates were high there were huge loopholes), limited regulation, the rule of law, and relatively little corruption. No one is arguing that there should be no government, or that no tax revenue should be collected. Limited government, however, provides the freedom for entrepreneurs to provide solutions to peoples problems and improve their lives. If our elected officials would in humility stop trying to engineer fairness, step back and let Americans create wealth, the middle class could thrive again. This past weekend, I spent a lot of time reading some obscene and vulgar material, including racial slurs, family insults and other derogatory items. Was I on a porn site? No, I was reading the Wells Report, the 114page document which summarized an investigation into the Miami Dolphins, Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, among others. For those who may not be aware of this case, last year in the middle of the NFL season, Martin, an offensive lineman and a starter for the Dolphins, was a rookie who suddenly left the team and checked himself into a hospital for psychological evaluation. Within hours, stories surfaced that Martin had been bullied, harassed and otherwise treated to insults from at least three teammates, the leader of whom seemed to be Incognito. It has to be noted that Martin is bi-racial and Incognito is white. After a while, the NFL commissioned an investigation into these allegations, and gave the law firm doing the report independent access to everything, including interviews with all the Dolphins, with Martin, and with the team hierarchy. That brought forth the report, which was issued last Friday. You only have to read the first 14 pages to get the gist of what was in it. Martin was repeatedly harassed by some of his teammates, and the insults went as far as joking about having sex with his sister and his mother. There were many texts available for the investigators to look at, including Martin to his family before this became public. When the story first broke, no one knew the seriousness of the charges, including a large number of commentators who just brushed it aside as the culture of the locker room. Now it appears it was a lot more than that. Its also reported that an assistant trainer of another nationality was also picked on, as was another player. This is not Incognitos first brush with controversy. All the way back to his days at Nebraska he was in trouble, and it has followed him through his NFL career. His lawyer says the Wells Report is patently false, and wants to know how they could get it so wrong. So far, hes the only one to come to Incognitos defense. Everyone is trying to figure out what will happen next. Some commentators have said that Incognito is through as an NFL player. They also feel that Martin will get another chance to play. Others feel that the Dolphins, who have started to clean house in the front office because they are no longer a contender, may have to make some coaching changes. Head Coach Joe Philbin has not been implicated, but could be collateral damage in the fallout. I first started looking up Floridas anti-hazing laws last summer, when the Miami Marlins had their rookies get crossdressed and when they jumped into a pool at Arizonas stadium. It did seem to be what most would say is good, clean fun, but I wonder how may rookies, deep down, resented the treatment of the more veteran baseball players. I found that Floridas laws against hazing seem to provide only to schools, not to the general workplace. That should change. The Legislature should expand anti-hazing laws to cover all workers in Florida, whether they are lowpaid hourly workers or highpriced professional athletes. Everyone deserves not to work in a hostile environment, even if its their first year in an organization. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and WestMarion Messenger. 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. The four words most associated with Tasers, the stun guns that are used to subdue rowdy suspects, were uttered at the University of Florida in 2007: Dont tase me, bro. A Taser was used on Andrew Meyer, who forced his way to a microphone to ask a question of then Sen. John Kerry, who was speaking at the Gainesville college. After yelling, Meyer was tased and was taken away by police. Tasers were in the news last week, and, frankly, we dont think the matter should have been publicized as widely as it was. A court in Delaware announced settlement of a patent infringement case in which the Taser company had sued another firm for producing similar stun guns. In the suit, Taser received the names of all agencies that bought the disputed stun guns. The Marion County Sheriffs Office was among them. The agency received a letter from the company and realized it had to stop using them. Now the sheriff is faced with the expense of buying new Tasers for deputies. In our way of thinking, this incident could have been handled with executive meetings. However, it became public last week, and now every criminal in Marion County knows that the deputies dont have stun guns of any type. If the matter had been handled quietly, the deputies could have continued to use the old stun guns until new ones are ordered. That way, no officer would be in extra danger. The purchase of new Tasers is going to be a small budget-buster, but it is an absolute necessity. The county needs to protect its officers. At Tuesdays County Commission, Chairman Carl Zalak said that officials are working to get a funding agreement to purchase Tasers. And we would also warn the Taser company that if any officer is injured because he didnt have a stun gun, they will be, were sure, facing massive lawsuits for not letting the deputies use the disputed stun guns while Tasers are being purchased. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Dont Tase me bro? Dont worry, crooks Expansion of anti-hazing laws needed The politics of envy for those who make money READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor PLEASESEEHORTON, PAGE9 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Star Spangled BannerThere has been much written about the singing or playing of the Star Spangled Banner, but no one has come forward with a factual account of its origin. So, having been a music major in college, I thought, during this time of Presidents Day Week, it would be nice to set the record straight. First, i would like to point out the first Assumed National Anthem was the song Chester, written by William Billings in 1797. Its actually a very beautiful, and lilting song, and people should look it up on-line and listen to it. It could be characterized as a true revolutionary song, with spirit. But, I know you just want the facts, so here goes. By the way some spelling is different from today, but its as it was spelled at the time of their writings. Francis Scott Key, (17891843) wrote a poem, on September 14, 1814, titled, Defence of Fort MHenry, after witnessing, the bombardment of Fort MHenry during the war of 1812, by the British Royal Navy. John Stafford Smith (17501836), a British composer, was born in the same year Johann Sebastian Bach died. In the 1770s, Smith wrote, The Anacreon Song (The Anacreon in Heaven) for the Anacreontic Society of Britton. At the conclusion of the war of 1812, the music of the Anacreonic Song was put together with the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, which was by then, was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, a patriotic song, and destined to become our National Anthem. Its generally sung in the key of F Major. PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9

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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com CF International Film Series. Series membership is $15 for individuals, $25 for dual membership and includes a bonus film each year. For information about membership, call 352-873-5808. The viewing is free at CF. For more information on the International Film Series, contact Joe Zimmerman at 352-854-2322, ext. 1233, or visit www.cf.edu/foundation/events/events.Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Burt Stephens will give a presentation on Producing YouTube Videos. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Wednesday, March 12 Concert choir performsThe Dallas Christian College Worship Arts Department presents its 2014 Kingdom Tour Program The Shepherds Voice, featuring the concert choir, mixed ensembles and True 2 Life drama troup, on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. This program based on John 10:27 will feature a message in drama plus a variety of gospel and contemporary Christian classics, performed by the 30 member Concert Choir. Join in this evening of music and fellowship. The concert is free and a love offering will be accepted. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 15 Marion Landing Yard Sale The annual Marion Landing Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. There will be more than 40 tables set up selling many interesting items. The Lifestyle Center is on SW 65th Avenue Road, just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace church. Free and open to the public. Mac user set workshopOcala Macintosh User Group Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. Phil Davis will present Quick Tips for Your Mac. Brian Voges topic is Using Siri on Your iPhone. Workshops are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Humanism series continuesThe Humanists of North Central Florida will offer the third lecture in a three part series. Humanism in the Seasons of Life will be presented in Cypress Hall at Master the Possibilities Education Center, 8415 SW 80th St. The talk by Chris Allen, president of the Humanists of Florida Association, will be Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m. Allen is a life-long Humanist and a life member of both the Humanists of Florida Association and the American Humanist Association. He currently serves as the founding executive director of Hands on Orlando. HOO is a national role model for civic engagement through community-based volunteerism. It has served over 180,000 volunteers and more than 300 non-profit organizations, public schools, and parks. A former television news reporter, Allen covered thousands of news stories during his career. He is the recipient of numerous state and national journalism awards, including the Service to Children Award from the National Association of Broadcasters and two National Journalism Awards from the Scripps Howard Foundation. President Bill Clinton awarded Allen a Presidents Service Award Citation. He is a former Orange County Citizen of the Year. Allen is also the founder and captain of the Humanist lending team on Kiva, which makes loans available to the poor on a world-wide basis, and he manages the Super Heroes computing team on the World Community Grid. The talk is free and open to the public. The purpose of the Humanists of North Central Florida is to promote Humanism, a progressive life stance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful lives capable of adding to the greater good. Contact Allie Gore at 352547-9670 for more information or visit www.Humanistsncfl.org. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, March 8 Pancakes at CrossroadsA Pancake Breakfast will be served on Saturday, March 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. All-you-can-eat pancakes, with sausage and a drink for $5. Proceeds go to the Childrens MinistriesSt. Patricks day 5K run/walkUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 8, at 8 a.m. starting and ending at downtown square to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 3 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Katrina Ganzler at 352-732-9696. Southern Express Big BandThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing a fund-raising concert for First Congregational Church (7171 SW State Road 200) on Saturday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.; refreshments provided by First Watch Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10, or may reserved in advance by calling the church office at 352-237-3035 (MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or Dave at 352-5986272. Please leave your name, contact information and number of tickets needed. Southern Express Big BandThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing a fund-raising concert for First Congregational Church (7171 SW State Road 200) on Saturday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.; refreshments provided by First Watch Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10, or may reserved in advance by calling the church office at 352-237-3035 (MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or Dave at 352-5986272. Please leave your name, contact information and number of tickets needed. Sunday, March 10 Baritone bass singerThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Stephen Saxon, internationally recognized baritone/bass will sing your favorite classics, arias, show tunes and spirituals. Saxon has soloed on four continents; in national telecasts; for heads of state; under the maestri of Roberto Abbado, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Leonard Slatkin and with the Symphony or Orchestras in St. Louis, Minnesota, New York City, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tokyo, Japan, Caracas, Venezuela and Santiago, Chile. He has sung with the New York City, Washington and Orlando opera companies as well as dozens of performances at the Kennedy Center. He soloed in the premiere of Jacob Druckmans oratoria Vox Humana commissioned by the National Symphony. He has also sung Beethovens Ninth Symphony 36 times. Saxon is a founder and frequent soloist with the Gainesville Civic Chorus. He is Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics with the University of Florida. Carolyn Bailey Troupin is the piano accompanist. She has a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Florida. She is the president of the Gainesville Music Teachers Association. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, March 11 Film Series presents BuckThe College of Central Florida International Film Series will present Buck, a poignant documentary about acclaimed horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. The 2011 film, which is rated PG, will be shown Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., and at 7 p.m. in Building 8, Room 110, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Feb. 28 Genealogical seminarThe Marion County Genealogical Society will present a free seminar by Crista Cowan, Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Her topics are Five Things to Try at Ancestry, and Sharing Your Family Story. The seminar is at the Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For further information, contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840.Saturday, March 1 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Modern day Partridge FamilyWhat happens when you take 10 people, teach them to sing and play instruments, and put them on a stage performing several times a week? They become The Weaver Believer Survival Revival, AKA the modern day Partridge Family. Their music a unique mixture of bluegrass, southern gospel and country and their instruments, allow them to move in the different circles with a high energy, fast tempo, toetapping type of sound. This one of a kind family group, with their unique harmony, will present a performance not easily forgotten. Audiences of all ages are encouraged by their Spreading Gods Word Family Style. Join in this exciting free concert, presented by this award winning group, on Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. A Love Offering with be received. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.New event to help HabitatThe first ever Strawberry and Craft Festival is set for Saturday, March 1 in downtown historic Ocala. The event includes a craft show, free entertainment, a Kidzone and all things Strawberry and runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Habitat for Humanity, Marion County, Inc.Military retirees meetingThe American Military Retirees Association is proud to announce that an AMRA member is working toward forming an AMRA chapter in your local area. We are especially inviting all AMRA members within a 50-mile radius of Gainsville to attend the chapter organizational meeting which Jimmy Johnson is organizing to launch this chapter. Please join him.... and become a charter member. The meeting will be Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at the Pine Run clubhouse, 10379 SW 88th Terrace, Ocala, just off State Road 200 about one mile east of Walmart. For information, contact Johnson at 352-372-7041 or gainesvillejohnson@yahoo.comSunday, 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 non-member. 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. Phone is 352-237-3035.Saturday, March 8 Palm Cay garage saleThe Palm Cay Community on State Road 200 will be holding its community wide garage sales on March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited. Upon entering the community, visitors will receive a map of the community showing residents who are hosting a sale. Visitors can also enjoy a hot dog luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse along with coffee and breakfast rolls from 8 to 10 a.m. More on Page 6 000H9XR ERA BIG SUN REALTY John & Brenda Haynes 237-4343 or 895-3027 Margaret Orlando 237-4343 Maryellen Cotten 266-4849 Dawn & Bob Perinchief 572-6119 Bill Aker 299-4571 Jim McIntyre 362-0788 Lynne Kampf 812-0557 Steve Rudminas 875-8310 Lori Kovalenko 502-0602 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor OP EN 7 D AY S www.bigsunrealty .com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES 000HEV8 NOW HIRING SALES ASSOCIATES FOR BUSY OFFICE Please contact John Haynes at 352-237-4343 or e-mail him at bigsunrealty@cfl.rr.com Marvin Brooks 989-3162 OPEN HOUSE 8880-D SW 94 ST. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! 2/2/1 VILLA Ready for the new owner to add their special touches. Eat-in kitchen, living & dining area combined, large master bedroom with W/I closet, covered patio, rocking chair front porch overlooks the wide tree-lined street. home is located close to golf-course, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS#402997/LBK/ELL . . . . . . $31,800 8880-D SW 94 ST. DIRECTIONS: OTOW Main Gate, (SW 99th Street), T/R SW 94th St., Home on Right. OPEN HOUSE 8703-D SW 94TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses THIS 2/2/2 EXP ANDED VILLA offers a convenient split-bedroom plan, formal dining room, FL room under heat & air plus a screened porch. All of that in a gated 55+ golf course community-just waiting for a new owner Is that you? See it today MLS#398223/DP/IRV . . $49,900 8703-D SW 94TH LANE DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 200 OTOW ent. (SW 99th A ve), T/R @ 85th Terr T/L @ 94th Lane, home on R immediately after stop sign on 87th A venue. CORNER LOT 2/2/2 VILLA This villa has a large kitchen overlooking the family rm., plus a Florida rm. under heat/AC. Living/dining rms. combined. Two baths and two bedrooms. Rocking chair porch on a tree-lined street. MLS#401968/LBK/LAN . . . . $58,900 8708-A SW 95TH LANE DIRECTIONS : SW SR 200 to OTOW Main Gate, T/R on SW 85th Terr., T/L on SW 95th Ln. Home on Left. OPEN HOUSE 8708-A SW 95TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses LOOKING FOR ROOM-INSIDE & OUT? This 3/2/2 is for you! Featuring open floor plan w/family room, formal dining room, roomy living room, spacious master suite, screened porch & more. All this backing up to the greenbelt for extra room & privacy, and conveniently located within minutes to shopping, restaurants, & HWY 200 & I-75. MLS#402828/DP/MOH . . . . . . . . $139,500 COUNTRY CHARM with moder n conveniences 3/2 fully updated inside and out. Kitchen has custom cabinetry granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, engineered hardwood floors throughout. Master suite with sitting room/den/office, two barns and four paddocks, A/C replaced 2005, newer roof and siding. Screened-in front porch for kicking back and watching the clouds go by. MLS#402529/LK/BOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $289,900 EXCELLENT INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY New leaded-Completely remodeled throughout. MLS#403092/MB/GIL . . . . . . . . . . $39,750 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 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, convenient to shopping, bank, restaurants, etc. Golf cart included!! MLS#401787/LK/LAW . . . . . . $51,100 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 MOVE-IN READY TURN KEY Bring your toothbrush... 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 WELL-MAINTAINED exp. 2/2/1 with title everywhere exc. bedrooms, large Fl room, newer air, roof, appliances & windows. All doublepane windows & 2 solar tubes. MLS#393120/SR/SCH . . . . . . $29,900 A HOME TO ENTERTAIN all your friends in. A 23x25 lanai, 3/2/2 with extra galore. Oak cabinets, crown molding & many more. MLS#401972/MB/GAR . . . . $169,900 ONE-OF-A-KIND! EVERYTHING has been replaced in this awesome 2/2/1 (35 ft. garage) including: Plumbing, H&A, all appliances, kitchen cabinets, vanities, sinks & toilets in both baths, carpet, tile & laminate flooring, inside doors, storm door, garage door opener, recessed lighting, new paint throughout, the list goes on & on. Glass enclosed lanai, (NO MORE POPCORN CEILINGS EXCEPT THE GARAGE). MLS#397983/BH/CARP . . . . $64,500 WHATS NOT TO LOVE?!! Enter through the leaded glass door into a completely remodeled 3/2/2. Custom features include porcelain tile floors, kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops, sitting room off master bedroom and, best of all a media room with stereo surround sound. Just bring your popcorn! Fenced in backyard for you pups. MLS#398670/LK/THO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $204,500 BRING YOUR MOST DISCRIMINATING BUYER, you wont disappointed. Beautiful home, open floor plan no outside maintenance. MLS#402224/MB/HEN . . . . . . . . $187,900 BETTER THAN NEW with all the upgrades. Mr. Clean lives here. This stunning home is located in one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, living room, dining area, beautiful kitchen w/passthrough, glass-enclosed Florida room, screened in bird cage, no maintenance yard. MLS#395953/MB/GAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . $164,900 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. R oof replaced 2011, open patio in backyard, rocking chair fr ont porch overlooks the treelined street. G reat snowbird nest in desirable 55 plus community. F urniture list available at listing office. MLS#401683/LBK/FITZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,500 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 BRIGHT AND CHEERY 2/2/1 VILLA with neutral colors, eat-in kitchen, F lorida room off the kitchen, living & dining area combined with wood laminate flooring, master bedroom with W/I closet. S olar tubes in dining area and guest bath. AC replaced 2013, h ome Exterior painted three years ago. P arklike setting in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the wide tree-lined street. H ome is located close to golf-course, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS#396718/LBK/PRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,000 GREAT VALUE, end unit 2/2/1 villa, park-like view, screen porch, priced right. 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Not only did the U.S. invasion and occupation fail to bring a functional democracy to Iraq, neither U.S. forces nor the successive U.S.-backed Iraqi governments have been able to provide the Iraqi people with basic security. This has led many ordinary citizens to turn to armed sectarian militia[s] for protection. Zunes notes that much of Iraqs current divisions can be traced to the decision of U.S. occupation authorities immediately following the conquest to abolish the Iraqi army and purge the government bureaucracy both bastions of secularism and national identity thereby creating a vacuum that was soon filled by sectarian parties and militias. So, once again, arrogant American policymakers lumbered into a foreign country thinking they could remake it in their image apparently without knowing anything about the cultural or social context. This is hardly the first time, which is why Eugene Burdick and William Lederers 1958 novel, The Ugly American, still packs so much power. Horrific as the Iraq story is, consider whats happening today in Laos, in southeast Asia. The U.S. military bombed Laos from 1964 to 1973, during its war on Vietnam, to disrupt the Ho Chi Minh trail, the route for military personnel and equipment from North Vietnam to South Vietnam, which ran through Laos and Cambodia. According to the website Legacies of War, the U.S. dropped over 2 million tons of ordnance over Laos in 580,000 bombing missions, the equivalent of one planeload every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 9 years. That would have been bad enough, but the U.S. govFriday, 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 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. Ocala 200 Lions hold yard saleThe 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 352-861-2730 or Lion Ralph Mills at 352-427-1217.Book sale for animal charityA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.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.Monday, Feb. 24 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information, phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet on Feb. 24 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. The speaker will be Linda Martin, who will discuss Hospice Services. All retired or semi-retired RNs who wish to attend please call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 for reservations. 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. Come and enjoy her talk.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. Visit one or several information sessions. 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 352-6249291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. More on Page 5Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 General Manager John Murphy (352) 563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads : Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 2 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Dunnellon, but publication of items not e-mailed may be delayed. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar COMMENTARY The Lethal Legacy of U.S. foreign intervention BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenAmericans seem to believe that once the U.S. military exits a foreign country, its moral accountability ends. But the deadly consequences and culpability continue long after the last soldier leaves. Take Iraq, which the U.S. military left at the end of 2011 (though not before President Obama pleaded with the Iraqi government to let some American forces remain). Violence is flaring in Iraq, as Sunni Muslims, fed up with the oppressive, corrupt, U.S.-installed and Iran-leaning Shia government, have mounted new resistance. Not our responsibility, most Americans would think. The U.S. troops are long gone, so our hands are clean. Not so fast, says University of San Francisco Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes. The tragic upsurge of violence in Iraq in recent months, including the temporary takeover of sections of two major Iraqi cities by al-Qaida affiliates, Zunes writes, is a direct consequence of the repression of peaceful dissent by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad and, ultimately, of the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation. He goes on, The U.S.-backed Iraqi regime is dominated by sectarian Shia Muslim parties which have discriminated against the Sunni Muslim minority. The combination of government repression and armed insurgency resulted in the deaths of nearly 8,000 civilians last year alone. But can the United State really be responsible? Wasnt Iraq a terrible place before the 2003 U.S. invasion, devastation, and occupation? Iraq was certainly ruled by a bad man, Saddam Hussein, who repressed the majority Shia, but also mistreated Sunnis. Yet Iraq was not plagued by sectarian violence before the U.S. military arrived. Until the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation, Iraq had maintained a longstanding history of secularism and a strong national identity among its Arab population despite sectarian differences, Zunes writes. 000HFBS 7103 A N. Carl G. Rose Hwy., Hernando 1/2 mile West of Hwy. 491 (2 miles S. Withlacoochee River, left-hand side) 352 344-0027 Samanthas Bring this ad for 10% Off Breakfast & Lunch NEW HOURS: Closed Monday T ues.-Wed. 8am-4pm Thurs.-Sun. 8am-7pm, Dinner Served 000HFFB Come See Us! Home of $100 Burger 1/2 lb. 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In the end, a motion by Commissioner Kathy Bryant to approve with an eight-foot wall and a 30foot buffer, and with burning during land clearing only on the west end of the property, was approved. The PUD must come back before the commission before anything is finalized. At that time the public will have another chance to voice its opinions. ZONINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 John Jack Coppolino Oak RunJohn Jack Coppolino of Oak Run passed away peacefully Feb. 14, 2014. Survived by his loving wife and best friend of 52 years, Marilyn; daughter, Cindy; and sons, John and Kevin; eight grandchildren; and one greatgrandson; sisters, Josephine Marchese and Joan Davis; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companions, Cappy and Marley. The Funeral Mass will be at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, followed by a memorial reception at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in S.W. Ocala from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jacks memory can be made to the American Kidney Fund (www.kidneyfund.org). Edward O. Kulp, 84 Oak RunEdward O. Kulp, 84, of Oak Run, died Feb. 6, 2014. He was born in Camden, N.J., June 27, 1929. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1967 as a senior master chief. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann Kulp. Service will be at Queen of Peach Church, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. OBITUARIES Read the classifieds her pants down and had sex with her in a wooded area behind a community center in the Marion Oaks area. A witness told detectives the juvenile victim met Polycarpe on Facebook. Apparently, Polycarpe goes by the moniker Majesty in the social media world. During an interview, Polycarpe admitted to having consumed alcohol with the victim and having sex with the juvenile victim. If you know anything about Polycarpes activities involving children, you are urged to call your local law enforcement agency. Phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Polycarpe is in the Marion County Jail with a bond of $45,500. He is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery; lewd and lascivious conduct; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A vendor at the flea market on Northwest 44th Avenue says that on Sunday a wireless router and a tablet were stolen from his booth. The victim told deputies he was stocking material and had put the items on the table in front of his booth. When he returned later they were gone. He said he did not see anything suspicious, nor did other vendors in the area. He says he has canceled service on the router. Deputies are also investigating a burglary on Northwest 67th Lane. In the burglary, a flat screen television was taken. SHERIFFCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Sylvan Learning celebrates NEAs Read Across America Day with tips to encourage childrens love of reading In the month of March, Sylvan Learning locations across the country, including Sylvan Learning located in Ocala, will join the nations parents, children and educators to observe the largest annual celebration of reading in the nation. In celebration of Dr. Seusss birthday, the National Educational Association (NEA) hosts Read Across America Day on March 3. The annual observance serves as a yearly opportunity for families to put reading front and center in a childs life. Its a day when parents can help children discover how reading can transport them to places of fun, adventure and learning just as surely as TV, Internet or video games. Children whose primary exposure to reading occurs at school rather than at home may associate reading with work rather than pleasure, said Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala. Read Across America Day provides an ideal chance for parents to introduce reading as the enjoyable, entertaining activity that it can be. And of course, numerous studies have shown that the more reading a child does at home, the more it enhances that childs performance at school. However, reading is more than a oneday event. Thats why Bishoff is offering these five simple tips to help families ensure their children establish a lifelong relationship with the written word. Be a role model. Seeing is believing. Letting your child see you read on a regular basis is far more effective in conveying the importance of reading than telling them to do so. Be prepared to discuss what you are reading, and encourage children to ask questions about it. If you want them to read, read to them. Schedule a regular story time when you can sit quietly with your child, enjoy a book together and establish a direct parent-to-child reading connection. Turn the tables. Sharing reading with your child should be a two-way experience. Help your child choose an age-appropriate book and have them read aloud to you as well. Help them through any challenging words. Ramp up the reading level gradually to keep the process interesting and challenging. Give them a window into your own childhood. The true childrens classics last forever. Tell them about your favorite books when you were their age and make those books available for them to explore. Read them again together, then discuss the stories and compare your favorite parts. Change Screen Time to Reading Time. Prioritize reading as a free-time activity on a tablet instead of playing a video game or watching TV. Download an audio book or a series of e-books for your childs leisure reading. While these tips can be helpful, the real key is to apply them with consistency, said Bishoff. Reinforcing reading as a lifelong activity also means reinforcing its importanceeven as a fun activityon a daily basis. And taking the work out of reading is one of the most important steps in furthering a childs academic success. For additional tips and resources, please contact Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala at 352-6226284, learning@sylvanocla.com, or http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/ocala Ways to inspire children to read Events at VFW Post 4781Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 until 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a fish fry on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every Month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor chicken wings and/or shrimp baskets every first and third Friday of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the Canteen provided by: Feb. 21 Timeless and Feb. 22 Mr. October. Music is playing each night from 7 to 11. Lunches are available Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu varies. Enjoy Philly Cheese Steaks every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary will be having a soup and salad lunch on Sunday, Feb. 23 starting at 1:30 p.m. There will be eight different soups to choose from. For a $5 donation you can come out after Church and have lunch with us. Correction: Saturday, March 8, hand cut 10-ounce rib eye steak char grilled to your order. Includes baked potato, roll w/butter, salad, vegetable and dessert. Donation $13. Tickets are presold only. Tuesday, March 4, there will be Life Line Screening Preventive Health Tests at the Post. You must schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-792-8479 or visit WWW.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. ernment dropped cluster bombs, which are made up of many so-called bomblets, about 30 percent of which did not explode immediately: At least 270 million cluster bomblets were dropped as part of the bombing campaign; approximately 80 million failed to detonate. Data from a survey completed in Laos in 2009 indicate that UXO [unexploded ordnance], including cluster bombs, have killed or maimed as many as 50,000 civilians in Laos since 1964 (and 20,000 since 1973, after the war ended). Over the past two years there have been over one hundred new casualties each year. About 60% of accidents result in death, and 40% of the victims are children. Boys are particularly at risk. [Emphasis added.] Thus, 40 years after Americas war of aggression against the people of Southeast Asia, American munitions continue to kill people. 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BRIEFS New columnist for Oak Run News Laura Smith will become the new columnist for news articles from Oak Run clubs, organizations, etc. She will begin with the issue of March 7. Items for that date should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28. She replaces Carol Wheeler. Her email address is csjtpq@deccacable.com. INDEX Bookmark..............................21 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................30 Cranes Corner.....................15 Oak Run.................................19 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................22 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................18 Puzzles...................................25CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 39 www.smcitizen.com Countryside residents lose at hearing BY JIM CLARK EditorResidents of Countryside Farms showed up in force at Tuesdays zoning portion of the County Commission meeting, but their major wish was not granted in the creation of PUD zoning for property adjacent to their development. The commissioners approved the zoning of a north portion of the land located off State Road 200, across from OTOW. The north and east sides of the zoning request border on Countryside. This parcels fate has been bouncing around for years, and the main concern of the residents nearby was that suddenly the project has become an open development, as opposed to a 55 and over community. The southern portion of the parcel, a separate PUD, was approved in 2008 as a 55 and over area, but developers said they will come back to the board to change that so that anyone of any age can live there. The northern part will have 137 units, for a total of 235 on the property. Access to the parcel will come from an entrance on 200 and, in a late move, from an entrance to the southwest of the parcel, creating two exits. Objections from Countryside owner ranged from the planned fence and wall to serve as a buffer, to the original plan of having only one exit to 200. These were both resolved, with the motion for approval calling for an eight-foot wall on the entire east and north sides. The developer had originally wanted a lower wall, and only a chain link fence where the retention pond is located the northeastern end of the property. It was, however, the lack of an age limit that stirred the Countryside residents. Many have horses, and were afraid of children climbing the wall to interfere with the horses in the neighborhood. Others have swimming pools, and the safety issue, again concerning wandering children, concerned them. Larry Hoffman, vice president of the Countryside Farms Homeowners, spoke with the blessing of several of his constituents in the audience, emphasizing that it had originally been advertised as being for those 55 and older. He said with a 55 and over development, you have fewer chilZoning OKd in 2008 for adult community ignored as county approves part of PUD This is a conceptual drawing of the entire development. The wall on the right now goes all the way down, and the area marked fence is now a continuation of the wall. The exit at the southwest (bottom left) was recently added. PLEASESEEZONING, PAGE3 BY JIM CLARK EditorA PUD zoning request called Ocala Crossings on the countys agenda was given approval by the County Commission Tuesday afternoon, but there are still questions to be answered. The proposed development, whose PUD requests were divided into North and South, first faced little organized opposition in the North portion. The area being considered is north of Hammett Bowen Elementary School, and the intersection of 95th Street and 49th Avenue Southwest. Plans have already been made to extend 49th Avenue north into this proposed development, and it would divide the North and South PUD requests. Much discussion centered around a buffer between the development and a nearby property owner. There is a proposal that a driveway would run between the homeowners land and the development. That driveway would connect with a back entrance to the elementary school, and would only be used as an access road to the school. Presumably, the school would lock its gates after school so there would be no access. Some feel the driveway is necessary to lessen bus traffic entering the school from 95th Street, especially after the road is widened and an interchange is constructed to the east with Interstate 75. Also discussed was the developers proposed 10-acre park site, which some officials felt was too small. The conceptual plan was approved but those issues still have to be worked out. Then came discussion of the South request, and that was far more lively. One woman who said her property was adjacent to the proposed driveway said she didnt want to hear school buses at 5:30 in the morning.After much discussion of the type of buffer, it was agreed that work on the buffer would proceed, but that otherwise the project would get approval. Commissioner Stan McClain reminded the applicant, We have the final say. Glenn Johnston of Southwest 90th Street closed out the comments saying, I( would like to maintain as much of my privacy as I can. Plan near 49th Avenue, Hammett Bowen still faces scrutiny BY JIM CLARK EditorSomeone was look for bread in a local bread store, and found some, only it was the green kind and it wasnt his. Marion County deputies are investigating a break-in at the Flowers Bread store in the 6000 block of State Road 200. A clerk opening the store found a broken window, and a safe was open and about $150 was missing. A local man who hangs around the store a lot, according to the clerk, was questioned about an unrelated matter, but no arrest was made. The Sheriffs Office in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted a month long interdiction operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms shipped through the U.S. Mail destined for Central Florida. The operation ran from Jan. 13 to Feb. 12, and involved numerous law enforcement agencies throughout Central Florida. The Marion County Sheriffs Office Tactical Investigations Unit and Interdiction Unit assisted Postal Inspectors in locating suspicious inbound packages at post offices throughout Marion County and then conducted investigations to determine their contents and identify the drug distributors. During the operation, 20 drug parcels were discovered and an assortment of drugs were recovered to include cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, prescription medication, and ingredients to make Molly. Twelve suspects were arrested on various drug and weapons charges and five firearms were taken as evidence, three of which were stolen. Diamond L. Polycarpe, 19, of Ocala is in jail facing numerous charges related to the sexual assault of a child. A case concerning Polycarpe was developed when detectives learned that the victim was being treated for alcohol intoxication. It was learned that suspect Polycarpe had given the 13-year-old victim liquor out of a blue bottle. Also, the victim told detectives Polycarpe pulled Burglar gets some bread from store ... but its not the eating kind PLEASESEESHERIFF, PAGE3 Polycarpe Murder suspect kills himself in DunnellonA New Hampshire man wanted for murder in North Carolina was located in a Dunnellon motel on Friday, Feb. 14, but apparently killed himself before he could be taken into custody. According to the Sheriffs Office, they were contacted by the Cary, North Carolina, Police Department in reference to a homicide suspect by the name of Eric Engle, 43, of Duham, New Hampshire, who was possibly in Marion County. Engle had contacted a family member and confessed to a murder of an elderly man in Cary, and was now staying at the Anglers Resort in Dunnellon. The Dunnellon Police Department, along with the Marion County Sheriffs Office SWAT team, coordinated efforts and surrounded room 3 of the resort. Contact was made with Engle by phone and he was encouraged to come outside and surrender peacefully, however he stayed inside his room, where a short time later he apparently took his own life. 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 familyfriendly event takes place on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Details on Page 4.32~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com OCALA 352-620-0008 4000 SW COLLEGE ROAD OCALA 352-620-0008 FREE CAR WASH WITH SER VICE 000GMH6 FREE LO ANER with any service over $150.00. See dealer for details. 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BRIEFS New columnist for Oak Run News Laura Smith will become the new columnist for news articles from Oak Run clubs, organizations, etc. She will begin with the issue of March 7. Items for that date should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28. She replaces Carol Wheeler. Her email address is csjtpq@deccacable.com. INDEX Bookmark..............................21 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................30 Cranes Corner.....................15 Oak Run.................................19 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................22 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................18 Puzzles...................................25CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 39 www.smcitizen.com Countryside residents lose at hearing BY JIM CLARK EditorResidents of Countryside Farms showed up in force at Tuesdays zoning portion of the County Commission meeting, but their major wish was not granted in the creation of PUD zoning for property adjacent to their development. The commissioners approved the zoning of a north portion of the land located off State Road 200, across from OTOW. The north and east sides of the zoning request border on Countryside. This parcels fate has been bouncing around for years, and the main concern of the residents nearby was that suddenly the project has become an open development, as opposed to a 55 and over community. The southern portion of the parcel, a separate PUD, was approved in 2008 as a 55 and over area, but developers said they will come back to the board to change that so that anyone of any age can live there. The northern part will have 137 units, for a total of 235 on the property. Access to the parcel will come from an entrance on 200 and, in a late move, from an entrance to the southwest of the parcel, creating two exits. Objections from Countryside owner ranged from the planned fence and wall to serve as a buffer, to the original plan of having only one exit to 200. These were both resolved, with the motion for approval calling for an eight-foot wall on the entire east and north sides. The developer had originally wanted a lower wall, and only a chain link fence where the retention pond is located the northeastern end of the property. It was, however, the lack of an age limit that stirred the Countryside residents. Many have horses, and were afraid of children climbing the wall to interfere with the horses in the neighborhood. Others have swimming pools, and the safety issue, again concerning wandering children, concerned them. Larry Hoffman, vice president of the Countryside Farms Homeowners, spoke with the blessing of several of his constituents in the audience, emphasizing that it had originally been advertised as being for those 55 and older. He said with a 55 and over development, you have fewer chilZoning OKd in 2008 for adult community ignored as county approves part of PUD This is a conceptual drawing of the entire development. The wall on the right now goes all the way down, and the area marked fence is now a continuation of the wall. The exit at the southwest (bottom left) was recently added. PLEASESEEZONING, PAGE3 BY JIM CLARK EditorA PUD zoning request called Ocala Crossings on the countys agenda was given approval by the County Commission Tuesday afternoon, but there are still questions to be answered. The proposed development, whose PUD requests were divided into North and South, first faced little organized opposition in the North portion. The area being considered is north of Hammett Bowen Elementary School, and the intersection of 95th Street and 49th Avenue Southwest. Plans have already been made to extend 49th Avenue north into this proposed development, and it would divide the North and South PUD requests. Much discussion centered around a buffer between the development and a nearby property owner. There is a proposal that a driveway would run between the homeowners land and the development. That driveway would connect with a back entrance to the elementary school, and would only be used as an access road to the school. Presumably, the school would lock its gates after school so there would be no access. Some feel the driveway is necessary to lessen bus traffic entering the school from 95th Street, especially after the road is widened and an interchange is constructed to the east with Interstate 75. Also discussed was the developers proposed 10-acre park site, which some officials felt was too small. The conceptual plan was approved but those issues still have to be worked out. Then came discussion of the South request, and that was far more lively. One woman who said her property was adjacent to the proposed driveway said she didnt want to hear school buses at 5:30 in the morning.After much discussion of the type of buffer, it was agreed that work on the buffer would proceed, but that otherwise the project would get approval. Commissioner Stan McClain reminded the applicant, We have the final say. Glenn Johnston of Southwest 90th Street closed out the comments saying, I( would like to maintain as much of my privacy as I can. Plan near 49th Avenue, Hammett Bowen still faces scrutiny BY JIM CLARK EditorSomeone was look for bread in a local bread store, and found some, only it was the green kind and it wasnt his. Marion County deputies are investigating a break-in at the Flowers Bread store in the 6000 block of State Road 200. A clerk opening the store found a broken window, and a safe was open and about $150 was missing. A local man who hangs around the store a lot, according to the clerk, was questioned about an unrelated matter, but no arrest was made. The Sheriffs Office in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted a month long interdiction operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms shipped through the U.S. Mail destined for Central Florida. The operation ran from Jan. 13 to Feb. 12, and involved numerous law enforcement agencies throughout Central Florida. The Marion County Sheriffs Office Tactical Investigations Unit and Interdiction Unit assisted Postal Inspectors in locating suspicious inbound packages at post offices throughout Marion County and then conducted investigations to determine their contents and identify the drug distributors. During the operation, 20 drug parcels were discovered and an assortment of drugs were recovered to include cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, prescription medication, and ingredients to make Molly. Twelve suspects were arrested on various drug and weapons charges and five firearms were taken as evidence, three of which were stolen. Diamond L. Polycarpe, 19, of Ocala is in jail facing numerous charges related to the sexual assault of a child. A case concerning Polycarpe was developed when detectives learned that the victim was being treated for alcohol intoxication. It was learned that suspect Polycarpe had given the 13-year-old victim liquor out of a blue bottle. Also, the victim told detectives Polycarpe pulled Burglar gets some bread from store ... but its not the eating kind PLEASESEESHERIFF, PAGE3 Polycarpe Murder suspect kills himself in DunnellonA New Hampshire man wanted for murder in North Carolina was located in a Dunnellon motel on Friday, Feb. 14, but apparently killed himself before he could be taken into custody. According to the Sheriffs Office, they were contacted by the Cary, North Carolina, Police Department in reference to a homicide suspect by the name of Eric Engle, 43, of Duham, New Hampshire, who was possibly in Marion County. Engle had contacted a family member and confessed to a murder of an elderly man in Cary, and was now staying at the Anglers Resort in Dunnellon. The Dunnellon Police Department, along with the Marion County Sheriffs Office SWAT team, coordinated efforts and surrounded room 3 of the resort. 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The PUD must come back before the commission before anything is finalized. At that time the public will have another chance to voice its opinions. ZONINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 John Jack Coppolino Oak RunJohn Jack Coppolino of Oak Run passed away peacefully Feb. 14, 2014. Survived by his loving wife and best friend of 52 years, Marilyn; daughter, Cindy; and sons, John and Kevin; eight grandchildren; and one greatgrandson; sisters, Josephine Marchese and Joan Davis; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companions, Cappy and Marley. The Funeral Mass will be at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, followed by a memorial reception at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in S.W. Ocala from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jacks memory can be made to the American Kidney Fund (www.kidneyfund.org). Edward O. Kulp, 84 Oak RunEdward O. Kulp, 84, of Oak Run, died Feb. 6, 2014. He was born in Camden, N.J., June 27, 1929. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1967 as a senior master chief. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann Kulp. Service will be at Queen of Peach Church, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. OBITUARIES Read the classifieds her pants down and had sex with her in a wooded area behind a community center in the Marion Oaks area. A witness told detectives the juvenile victim met Polycarpe on Facebook. Apparently, Polycarpe goes by the moniker Majesty in the social media world. During an interview, Polycarpe admitted to having consumed alcohol with the victim and having sex with the juvenile victim. If you know anything about Polycarpes activities involving children, you are urged to call your local law enforcement agency. Phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Polycarpe is in the Marion County Jail with a bond of $45,500. He is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery; lewd and lascivious conduct; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A vendor at the flea market on Northwest 44th Avenue says that on Sunday a wireless router and a tablet were stolen from his booth. The victim told deputies he was stocking material and had put the items on the table in front of his booth. When he returned later they were gone. He said he did not see anything suspicious, nor did other vendors in the area. He says he has canceled service on the router. Deputies are also investigating a burglary on Northwest 67th Lane. In the burglary, a flat screen television was taken. SHERIFFCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Sylvan Learning celebrates NEAs Read Across America Day with tips to encourage childrens love of reading In the month of March, Sylvan Learning locations across the country, including Sylvan Learning located in Ocala, will join the nations parents, children and educators to observe the largest annual celebration of reading in the nation. In celebration of Dr. Seusss birthday, the National Educational Association (NEA) hosts Read Across America Day on March 3. The annual observance serves as a yearly opportunity for families to put reading front and center in a childs life. Its a day when parents can help children discover how reading can transport them to places of fun, adventure and learning just as surely as TV, Internet or video games. Children whose primary exposure to reading occurs at school rather than at home may associate reading with work rather than pleasure, said Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala. Read Across America Day provides an ideal chance for parents to introduce reading as the enjoyable, entertaining activity that it can be. And of course, numerous studies have shown that the more reading a child does at home, the more it enhances that childs performance at school. However, reading is more than a oneday event. Thats why Bishoff is offering these five simple tips to help families ensure their children establish a lifelong relationship with the written word. Be a role model. Seeing is believing. Letting your child see you read on a regular basis is far more effective in conveying the importance of reading than telling them to do so. Be prepared to discuss what you are reading, and encourage children to ask questions about it. If you want them to read, read to them. Schedule a regular story time when you can sit quietly with your child, enjoy a book together and establish a direct parent-to-child reading connection. Turn the tables. Sharing reading with your child should be a two-way experience. Help your child choose an age-appropriate book and have them read aloud to you as well. Help them through any challenging words. Ramp up the reading level gradually to keep the process interesting and challenging. Give them a window into your own childhood. The true childrens classics last forever. Tell them about your favorite books when you were their age and make those books available for them to explore. Read them again together, then discuss the stories and compare your favorite parts. Change Screen Time to Reading Time. Prioritize reading as a free-time activity on a tablet instead of playing a video game or watching TV. Download an audio book or a series of e-books for your childs leisure reading. While these tips can be helpful, the real key is to apply them with consistency, said Bishoff. Reinforcing reading as a lifelong activity also means reinforcing its importanceeven as a fun activityon a daily basis. And taking the work out of reading is one of the most important steps in furthering a childs academic success. For additional tips and resources, please contact Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala at 352-6226284, learning@sylvanocla.com, or http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/ocala Ways to inspire children to read Events at VFW Post 4781Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 until 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a fish fry on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every Month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor chicken wings and/or shrimp baskets every first and third Friday of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the Canteen provided by: Feb. 21 Timeless and Feb. 22 Mr. October. Music is playing each night from 7 to 11. Lunches are available Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu varies. Enjoy Philly Cheese Steaks every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary will be having a soup and salad lunch on Sunday, Feb. 23 starting at 1:30 p.m. There will be eight different soups to choose from. For a $5 donation you can come out after Church and have lunch with us. Correction: Saturday, March 8, hand cut 10-ounce rib eye steak char grilled to your order. Includes baked potato, roll w/butter, salad, vegetable and dessert. Donation $13. Tickets are presold only. Tuesday, March 4, there will be Life Line Screening Preventive Health Tests at the Post. You must schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-792-8479 or visit WWW.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. ernment dropped cluster bombs, which are made up of many so-called bomblets, about 30 percent of which did not explode immediately: At least 270 million cluster bomblets were dropped as part of the bombing campaign; approximately 80 million failed to detonate. Data from a survey completed in Laos in 2009 indicate that UXO [unexploded ordnance], including cluster bombs, have killed or maimed as many as 50,000 civilians in Laos since 1964 (and 20,000 since 1973, after the war ended). Over the past two years there have been over one hundred new casualties each year. About 60% of accidents result in death, and 40% of the victims are children. Boys are particularly at risk. [Emphasis added.] Thus, 40 years after Americas war of aggression against the people of Southeast Asia, American munitions continue to kill people. 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Not only did the U.S. invasion and occupation fail to bring a functional democracy to Iraq, neither U.S. forces nor the successive U.S.-backed Iraqi governments have been able to provide the Iraqi people with basic security. This has led many ordinary citizens to turn to armed sectarian militia[s] for protection. Zunes notes that much of Iraqs current divisions can be traced to the decision of U.S. occupation authorities immediately following the conquest to abolish the Iraqi army and purge the government bureaucracy both bastions of secularism and national identity thereby creating a vacuum that was soon filled by sectarian parties and militias. So, once again, arrogant American policymakers lumbered into a foreign country thinking they could remake it in their image apparently without knowing anything about the cultural or social context. This is hardly the first time, which is why Eugene Burdick and William Lederers 1958 novel, The Ugly American, still packs so much power. Horrific as the Iraq story is, consider whats happening today in Laos, in southeast Asia. The U.S. military bombed Laos from 1964 to 1973, during its war on Vietnam, to disrupt the Ho Chi Minh trail, the route for military personnel and equipment from North Vietnam to South Vietnam, which ran through Laos and Cambodia. According to the website Legacies of War, the U.S. dropped over 2 million tons of ordnance over Laos in 580,000 bombing missions, the equivalent of one planeload every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 9 years. That would have been bad enough, but the U.S. govFriday, 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 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. Ocala 200 Lions hold yard saleThe 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 352-861-2730 or Lion Ralph Mills at 352-427-1217.Book sale for animal charityA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.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.Monday, Feb. 24 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information, phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet on Feb. 24 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. The speaker will be Linda Martin, who will discuss Hospice Services. All retired or semi-retired RNs who wish to attend please call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 for reservations. 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. Come and enjoy her talk.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. Visit one or several information sessions. 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 352-6249291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. More on Page 5Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 General Manager John Murphy (352) 563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads : Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 2 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Dunnellon, but publication of items not e-mailed may be delayed. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar COMMENTARY The Lethal Legacy of U.S. foreign intervention BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenAmericans seem to believe that once the U.S. military exits a foreign country, its moral accountability ends. But the deadly consequences and culpability continue long after the last soldier leaves. Take Iraq, which the U.S. military left at the end of 2011 (though not before President Obama pleaded with the Iraqi government to let some American forces remain). Violence is flaring in Iraq, as Sunni Muslims, fed up with the oppressive, corrupt, U.S.-installed and Iran-leaning Shia government, have mounted new resistance. Not our responsibility, most Americans would think. The U.S. troops are long gone, so our hands are clean. Not so fast, says University of San Francisco Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes. The tragic upsurge of violence in Iraq in recent months, including the temporary takeover of sections of two major Iraqi cities by al-Qaida affiliates, Zunes writes, is a direct consequence of the repression of peaceful dissent by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad and, ultimately, of the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation. He goes on, The U.S.-backed Iraqi regime is dominated by sectarian Shia Muslim parties which have discriminated against the Sunni Muslim minority. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Feb. 28 Genealogical seminarThe Marion County Genealogical Society will present a free seminar by Crista Cowan, Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Her topics are Five Things to Try at Ancestry, and Sharing Your Family Story. The seminar is at the Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For further information, contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840.Saturday, March 1 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Modern day Partridge FamilyWhat happens when you take 10 people, teach them to sing and play instruments, and put them on a stage performing several times a week? They become The Weaver Believer Survival Revival, AKA the modern day Partridge Family. Their music a unique mixture of bluegrass, southern gospel and country and their instruments, allow them to move in the different circles with a high energy, fast tempo, toetapping type of sound. This one of a kind family group, with their unique harmony, will present a performance not easily forgotten. Audiences of all ages are encouraged by their Spreading Gods Word Family Style. Join in this exciting free concert, presented by this award winning group, on Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. A Love Offering with be received. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.New event to help HabitatThe first ever Strawberry and Craft Festival is set for Saturday, March 1 in downtown historic Ocala. The event includes a craft show, free entertainment, a Kidzone and all things Strawberry and runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Habitat for Humanity, Marion County, Inc.Military retirees meetingThe American Military Retirees Association is proud to announce that an AMRA member is working toward forming an AMRA chapter in your local area. We are especially inviting all AMRA members within a 50-mile radius of Gainsville to attend the chapter organizational meeting which Jimmy Johnson is organizing to launch this chapter. Please join him.... and become a charter member. The meeting will be Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at the Pine Run clubhouse, 10379 SW 88th Terrace, Ocala, just off State Road 200 about one mile east of Walmart. For information, contact Johnson at 352-372-7041 or gainesvillejohnson@yahoo.comSunday, 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 non-member. 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. Phone is 352-237-3035.Saturday, March 8 Palm Cay garage saleThe Palm Cay Community on State Road 200 will be holding its community wide garage sales on March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited. Upon entering the community, visitors will receive a map of the community showing residents who are hosting a sale. Visitors can also enjoy a hot dog luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse along with coffee and breakfast rolls from 8 to 10 a.m. More on Page 6 000H9XR ERA BIG SUN REALTY John & Brenda Haynes 237-4343 or 895-3027 Margaret Orlando 237-4343 Maryellen Cotten 266-4849 Dawn & Bob Perinchief 572-6119 Bill Aker 299-4571 Jim McIntyre 362-0788 Lynne Kampf 812-0557 Steve Rudminas 875-8310 Lori Kovalenko 502-0602 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor OPEN 7 DAYS www.bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES 000HEV8 NOW HIRING SALES ASSOCIATES FOR BUSY OFFICE Please contact John Haynes at 352-237-4343 or e-mail him at bigsunrealty@cfl.rr.com Marvin Brooks 989-3162 OPEN HOUSE 8880-D SW 94 ST. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! 2/2/1 VILLA Ready for the new owner to add their special touches. Eat-in kitchen, living & dining area combined, large master bedroom with W/I closet, covered patio, rocking chair front porch overlooks the wide tree-lined street. home is located close to golf-course, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS#402997/LBK/ELL . . . . . . $31,800 8880-D SW 94 ST. DIRECTIONS: OTOW Main Gate, (SW 99th Street), T/R SW 94th St., Home on Right. OPEN HOUSE 8703-D SW 94TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses THIS 2/2/2 EXPANDED VILLA offers a convenient split-bedroom plan, formal dining room, FL room under heat & air, plus a screened porch. All of that in a gated 55+ golf course community-just waiting for a new owner. Is that you? See it today. MLS#398223/DP/IRV . . $49,900 8703-D SW 94TH LANE DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 200 OTOW ent. (SW 99th Ave), T/R @ 85th Terr, T/L @ 94th Lane, home on R immediately after stop sign on 87th Avenue. CORNER LOT 2/2/2 VILLA This villa has a large kitchen overlooking the family rm., plus a Florida rm. under heat/AC. Living/dining rms. combined. Two baths and two bedrooms. Rocking chair porch on a tree-lined street. MLS#401968/LBK/LAN . . . . $58,900 8708-A SW 95TH LANE DIRECTIONS : SW SR 200 to OTOW Main Gate, T/R on SW 85th Terr., T/L on SW 95th Ln. Home on Left. OPEN HOUSE 8708-A SW 95TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses LOOKING FOR ROOM-INSIDE & OUT? This 3/2/2 is for you! Featuring open floor plan w/family room, formal dining room, roomy living room, spacious master suite, screened porch & more. All this backing up to the greenbelt for extra room & privacy, and conveniently located within minutes to shopping, restaurants, & HWY 200 & I-75. MLS#402828/DP/MOH . . . . . . . . $139,500 COUNTRY CHARM with moder n conveniences 3/2 fully updated inside and out. Kitchen has custom cabinetry granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, engineered hardwood floors throughout. Master suite with sitting room/den/office, two barns and four paddocks, A/C replaced 2005, newer roof and siding. Screened-in front porch for kicking back and watching the clouds go by. MLS#402529/LK/BOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $289,900 EXCELLENT INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY New leaded-Completely remodeled throughout. MLS#403092/MB/GIL . . . . . . . . . . $39,750 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 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, convenient to shopping, bank, restaurants, etc. Golf cart included!! MLS#401787/LK/LAW . . . . . . $51,100 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 MOVE-IN READY TURN KEY Bring your toothbrush... 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 WELL-MAINTAINED exp. 2/2/1 with title everywhere exc. bedrooms, large Fl room, newer air, roof, appliances & windows. All doublepane windows & 2 solar tubes. MLS#393120/SR/SCH . . . . . . $29,900 A HOME TO ENTERTAIN all your friends in. A 23x25 lanai, 3/2/2 with extra galore. Oak cabinets, crown molding & many more. MLS#401972/MB/GAR . . . . $169,900 ONE-OF-A-KIND! EVERYTHING has been replaced in this awesome 2/2/1 (35 ft. garage) including: Plumbing, H&A, all appliances, kitchen cabinets, vanities, sinks & toilets in both baths, carpet, tile & laminate flooring, inside doors, storm door, garage door opener, recessed lighting, new paint throughout, the list goes on & on. Glass enclosed lanai, (NO MORE POPCORN CEILINGS EXCEPT THE GARAGE). MLS#397983/BH/CARP . . . . $64,500 WHATS NOT TO LOVE?!! Enter through the leaded glass door into a completely remodeled 3/2/2. Custom features include porcelain tile floors, kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops, sitting room off master bedroom and, best of all a media room with stereo surround sound. Just bring your popcorn! Fenced in backyard for you pups. MLS#398670/LK/THO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $204,500 BRING YOUR MOST DISCRIMINATING BUYER, you wont disappointed. Beautiful home, open floor plan no outside maintenance. MLS#402224/MB/HEN . . . . . . . . $187,900 BETTER THAN NEW with all the upgrades. Mr. Clean lives here. This stunning home is located in one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, living room, dining area, beautiful kitchen w/passthrough, glass-enclosed Florida room, screened in bird cage, no maintenance yard. MLS#395953/MB/GAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . $164,900 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. R oof replaced 2011, open patio in backyard, rocking chair fr ont porch overlooks the treelined street. G reat snowbird nest in desirable 55 plus community. F urniture list available at listing office. MLS#401683/LBK/FITZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,500 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 BRIGHT AND CHEERY 2/2/1 VILLA with neutral colors, eat-in kitchen, F lorida room off the kitchen, living & dining area combined with wood laminate flooring, master bedroom with W/I closet. S olar tubes in dining area and guest bath. AC replaced 2013, h ome Exterior painted three years ago. P arklike setting in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the wide tree-lined street. H ome is located close to golf-course, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS#396718/LBK/PRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,000 GREAT VALUE, end unit 2/2/1 villa, park-like view, screen porch, priced right. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, March 8 Pancakes at CrossroadsA Pancake Breakfast will be served on Saturday, March 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. All-you-can-eat pancakes, with sausage and a drink for $5. Proceeds go to the Childrens MinistriesSt. Patricks day 5K run/walkUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 8, at 8 a.m. starting and ending at downtown square to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 3 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Katrina Ganzler at 352-732-9696. Southern Express Big BandThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing a fund-raising concert for First Congregational Church (7171 SW State Road 200) on Saturday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.; refreshments provided by First Watch Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10, or may reserved in advance by calling the church office at 352-237-3035 (MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or Dave at 352-5986272. Please leave your name, contact information and number of tickets needed. Southern Express Big BandThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing a fund-raising concert for First Congregational Church (7171 SW State Road 200) on Saturday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.; refreshments provided by First Watch Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10, or may reserved in advance by calling the church office at 352-237-3035 (MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or Dave at 352-5986272. Please leave your name, contact information and number of tickets needed. Sunday, March 10 Baritone bass singerThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Stephen Saxon, internationally recognized baritone/bass will sing your favorite classics, arias, show tunes and spirituals. Saxon has soloed on four continents; in national telecasts; for heads of state; under the maestri of Roberto Abbado, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Leonard Slatkin and with the Symphony or Orchestras in St. Louis, Minnesota, New York City, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tokyo, Japan, Caracas, Venezuela and Santiago, Chile. He has sung with the New York City, Washington and Orlando opera companies as well as dozens of performances at the Kennedy Center. He soloed in the premiere of Jacob Druckmans oratoria Vox Humana commissioned by the National Symphony. He has also sung Beethovens Ninth Symphony 36 times. Saxon is a founder and frequent soloist with the Gainesville Civic Chorus. He is Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics with the University of Florida. Carolyn Bailey Troupin is the piano accompanist. She has a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Florida. She is the president of the Gainesville Music Teachers Association. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, March 11 Film Series presents BuckThe College of Central Florida International Film Series will present Buck, a poignant documentary about acclaimed horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. The 2011 film, which is rated PG, will be shown Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., and at 7 p.m. in Building 8, Room 110, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Directed by Cindy Meehl, Buck examines the life of Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become an expert in the interactions between horses and people. Brannaman became so skilled at communicating with horses that he traveled the country leading equine seminars. At the Appleton, viewers pay museum admission unless they are a museum member or a patron of the PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE7 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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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com CF International Film Series. Series membership is $15 for individuals, $25 for dual membership and includes a bonus film each year. For information about membership, call 352-873-5808. The viewing is free at CF. For more information on the International Film Series, contact Joe Zimmerman at 352-854-2322, ext. 1233, or visit www.cf.edu/foundation/events/events.Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Burt Stephens will give a presentation on Producing YouTube Videos. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Wednesday, March 12 Concert choir performsThe Dallas Christian College Worship Arts Department presents its 2014 Kingdom Tour Program The Shepherds Voice, featuring the concert choir, mixed ensembles and True 2 Life drama troup, on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. This program based on John 10:27 will feature a message in drama plus a variety of gospel and contemporary Christian classics, performed by the 30 member Concert Choir. Join in this evening of music and fellowship. The concert is free and a love offering will be accepted. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 15 Marion Landing Yard Sale The annual Marion Landing Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. There will be more than 40 tables set up selling many interesting items. The Lifestyle Center is on SW 65th Avenue Road, just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace church. Free and open to the public. Mac user set workshopOcala Macintosh User Group Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. Phil Davis will present Quick Tips for Your Mac. Brian Voges topic is Using Siri on Your iPhone. Workshops are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Humanism series continuesThe Humanists of North Central Florida will offer the third lecture in a three part series. Humanism in the Seasons of Life will be presented in Cypress Hall at Master the Possibilities Education Center, 8415 SW 80th St. The talk by Chris Allen, president of the Humanists of Florida Association, will be Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m. Allen is a life-long Humanist and a life member of both the Humanists of Florida Association and the American Humanist Association. He currently serves as the founding executive director of Hands on Orlando. HOO is a national role model for civic engagement through community-based volunteerism. It has served over 180,000 volunteers and more than 300 non-profit organizations, public schools, and parks. A former television news reporter, Allen covered thousands of news stories during his career. He is the recipient of numerous state and national journalism awards, including the Service to Children Award from the National Association of Broadcasters and two National Journalism Awards from the Scripps Howard Foundation. President Bill Clinton awarded Allen a Presidents Service Award Citation. He is a former Orange County Citizen of the Year. Allen is also the founder and captain of the Humanist lending team on Kiva, which makes loans available to the poor on a world-wide basis, and he manages the Super Heroes computing team on the World Community Grid. The talk is free and open to the public. The purpose of the Humanists of North Central Florida is to promote Humanism, a progressive life stance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful lives capable of adding to the greater good. Contact Allie Gore at 352547-9670 for more information or visit www.Humanistsncfl.org. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 21, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Try to say as little as possible about the work youre doing through the end of the month. Then you can make your announcement and accept your well-deserved plaudits. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You face a more difficult challenge than you expected. But with that strong Taurean determination, you should be able to deal with it successfully by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Before you act on your feelings about that upcoming decision, it might be wise to do a little fact-checking You could be very surprised by what you dont find. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A recent workplace success can open some doors that were previously closed to you. On a personal level, expect to receive some important news from a longtime friend and colleague. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Put your wounded pride aside and do what you must to heal that misunderstanding before it takes a potentially irreversible turn and leaves you regretting the loss of a good friend. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) One way to kick a lessthan-active social life into high gear or rebuild an outdated Rolodex file is to throw one of your wellorganized get-togethers for friends and associates. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Getting out of an obligation you didnt really want to take on can be tricky. An honest explanation of the circumstances can help. Next time, pay more attention to your usually keen instincts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Use your Scorpion logic to push for a no-nonsense approach to a perplexing situation. This could help keep present and potential problems from creating more confusion. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A friends problem might take more time than you want to give. But staying with it once again proves the depth of your Sagittarian friendship and loyalty. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Sea Goat can benefit from an extra dose of self-confidence to unsettle your detractors, giving you the advantage of putting on a strong presentation of your position. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to ask a friend or relative for advice on an ongoing personal matter. But be careful not to give away information you might later wish you had kept secret. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Use the weekend for a creativity break to help restore your spiritual energy. Once thats done, youll be back and more than ready to tackle whatever challenge you need to face. BY DR. JOSEPH HORTON Special to the CitizenI was excited when I learned that the parents of a student I knew produced a product my family used and enjoyed. His response to me was Yea, theyre getting rich off you. He was quite confused when I replied They should be. They make a very good product. If they are not getting rich, they are not good business people. The student expected me to be envious of his parents success rather than thankful for the product that met my familys needs better than anything else. In a free society, people get rich by providing goods and services people want at prices they are willing to pay. Yes, there are people like the founders of Solyndra who game the system and get rich from government favors. Still, most people who become rich do so by serving others, whether it be designing new computers or running a carpet installation business. President Obama has made the reduction of income inequality a key focus of his second term. Our president is promoting the politics of envy. We are told that some people have more than their fair share, and that only the government can make things more fair by taxing and regulating the successful. The losses of the rich are supposed to make the rest of us happier and better off. Since the president was inaugurated, middle-class incomes have fallen when adjusted for inflation. Five years of the Obama presidency with tens of thousands of new regulations and hundreds of billions of dollars of stimulus spending and tax increases on the wealthy have not helped middleincome families. This is not surprising. Remember President Clintons luxury tax? It was supposed to affect only the rich who bought things like yachts. The people who built yachts lost their jobs when the rich stopped buying luxuries. President Clinton was humble enough to allow the luxury tax to be repealed. Our current president is doubling down on more of what has failed and is prepared to use constitutionally dubious methods, circumventing the legislative branch, to do so. We do not need new savings accounts created by executive fiat so middle-income people can loan more money to the government. Savings Bonds already exist. We need more wealth creation. Contrary to what many pundits claim, wealth is good. Wealth is fresh fruits and vegetables in January, indoor plumbing, and MRI machines. Neither will raising the minimum wage improve the lot of those who earn it. People can only be paid what their labor is worth for a particular job in the current economy. Raising the minimum wage will increase automation, eliminating low-level jobs. Claiming otherwise for political support simply takes advantage of people while pretending to help. It is not by chance that the United States is a wealthy country. Yes, the government was involved in such things as building roads which have helped business. However, government does not have any resources of its own. Roads were built because productive people paid taxes to pay for them. We have become a wealthy country because for most of our history we have had relatively low taxes (when rates were high there were huge loopholes), limited regulation, the rule of law, and relatively little corruption. No one is arguing that there should be no government, or that no tax revenue should be collected. Limited government, however, provides the freedom for entrepreneurs to provide solutions to peoples problems and improve their lives. If our elected officials would in humility stop trying to engineer fairness, step back and let Americans create wealth, the middle class could thrive again. This past weekend, I spent a lot of time reading some obscene and vulgar material, including racial slurs, family insults and other derogatory items. Was I on a porn site? No, I was reading the Wells Report, the 114page document which summarized an investigation into the Miami Dolphins, Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, among others. For those who may not be aware of this case, last year in the middle of the NFL season, Martin, an offensive lineman and a starter for the Dolphins, was a rookie who suddenly left the team and checked himself into a hospital for psychological evaluation. Within hours, stories surfaced that Martin had been bullied, harassed and otherwise treated to insults from at least three teammates, the leader of whom seemed to be Incognito. It has to be noted that Martin is bi-racial and Incognito is white. After a while, the NFL commissioned an investigation into these allegations, and gave the law firm doing the report independent access to everything, including interviews with all the Dolphins, with Martin, and with the team hierarchy. That brought forth the report, which was issued last Friday. You only have to read the first 14 pages to get the gist of what was in it. Martin was repeatedly harassed by some of his teammates, and the insults went as far as joking about having sex with his sister and his mother. There were many texts available for the investigators to look at, including Martin to his family before this became public. When the story first broke, no one knew the seriousness of the charges, including a large number of commentators who just brushed it aside as the culture of the locker room. Now it appears it was a lot more than that. Its also reported that an assistant trainer of another nationality was also picked on, as was another player. This is not Incognitos first brush with controversy. All the way back to his days at Nebraska he was in trouble, and it has followed him through his NFL career. His lawyer says the Wells Report is patently false, and wants to know how they could get it so wrong. So far, hes the only one to come to Incognitos defense. Everyone is trying to figure out what will happen next. Some commentators have said that Incognito is through as an NFL player. They also feel that Martin will get another chance to play. Others feel that the Dolphins, who have started to clean house in the front office because they are no longer a contender, may have to make some coaching changes. Head Coach Joe Philbin has not been implicated, but could be collateral damage in the fallout. I first started looking up Floridas anti-hazing laws last summer, when the Miami Marlins had their rookies get crossdressed and when they jumped into a pool at Arizonas stadium. It did seem to be what most would say is good, clean fun, but I wonder how may rookies, deep down, resented the treatment of the more veteran baseball players. I found that Floridas laws against hazing seem to provide only to schools, not to the general workplace. That should change. The Legislature should expand anti-hazing laws to cover all workers in Florida, whether they are lowpaid hourly workers or highpriced professional athletes. Everyone deserves not to work in a hostile environment, even if its their first year in an organization. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and WestMarion Messenger. 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. The four words most associated with Tasers, the stun guns that are used to subdue rowdy suspects, were uttered at the University of Florida in 2007: Dont tase me, bro. A Taser was used on Andrew Meyer, who forced his way to a microphone to ask a question of then Sen. John Kerry, who was speaking at the Gainesville college. After yelling, Meyer was tased and was taken away by police. Tasers were in the news last week, and, frankly, we dont think the matter should have been publicized as widely as it was. A court in Delaware announced settlement of a patent infringement case in which the Taser company had sued another firm for producing similar stun guns. In the suit, Taser received the names of all agencies that bought the disputed stun guns. The Marion County Sheriffs Office was among them. The agency received a letter from the company and realized it had to stop using them. Now the sheriff is faced with the expense of buying new Tasers for deputies. In our way of thinking, this incident could have been handled with executive meetings. However, it became public last week, and now every criminal in Marion County knows that the deputies dont have stun guns of any type. If the matter had been handled quietly, the deputies could have continued to use the old stun guns until new ones are ordered. That way, no officer would be in extra danger. The purchase of new Tasers is going to be a small budget-buster, but it is an absolute necessity. The county needs to protect its officers. At Tuesdays County Commission, Chairman Carl Zalak said that officials are working to get a funding agreement to purchase Tasers. And we would also warn the Taser company that if any officer is injured because he didnt have a stun gun, they will be, were sure, facing massive lawsuits for not letting the deputies use the disputed stun guns while Tasers are being purchased. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Dont Tase me bro? Dont worry, crooks Expansion of anti-hazing laws needed The politics of envy for those who make money READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor PLEASESEEHORTON, PAGE9 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Star Spangled BannerThere has been much written about the singing or playing of the Star Spangled Banner, but no one has come forward with a factual account of its origin. So, having been a music major in college, I thought, during this time of Presidents Day Week, it would be nice to set the record straight. First, i would like to point out the first Assumed National Anthem was the song Chester, written by William Billings in 1797. Its actually a very beautiful, and lilting song, and people should look it up on-line and listen to it. It could be characterized as a true revolutionary song, with spirit. But, I know you just want the facts, so here goes. By the way some spelling is different from today, but its as it was spelled at the time of their writings. Francis Scott Key, (17891843) wrote a poem, on September 14, 1814, titled, Defence of Fort MHenry, after witnessing, the bombardment of Fort MHenry during the war of 1812, by the British Royal Navy. John Stafford Smith (17501836), a British composer, was born in the same year Johann Sebastian Bach died. In the 1770s, Smith wrote, The Anacreon Song (The Anacreon in Heaven) for the Anacreontic Society of Britton. At the conclusion of the war of 1812, the music of the Anacreonic Song was put together with the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, which was by then, was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, a patriotic song, and destined to become our National Anthem. Its generally sung in the key of F Major. PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9

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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com President Obama is encouraging us to compare ourselves to those who have more. Rather than using these people as examples of how to achieve success, he is telling us it is unfair and that he can bring fairness and prosperity. Political points may be scored, but it will not improve our standard of living. If Americans succumb to the politics of envy we will be less happy and poorer for it.Dr. Joseph J. Horton is professor of psychology at Grove City College and the Working Group Coordinator for Marriage and Family with The Center for Vision & Values. He is also a researcher on Positive Youth Development. HORTONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Star Spangled Banner, didnt became our National Anthem until 1931. It should be pointed out, a number of works were put forward to become our Nation Anthem, but of course, The Star Spangled Banner won out. When we hear The Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem in movies or TV shows, depicted in any time period before 1931, theyre inaccurate. Its interesting the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, was written while Fort MHenry was being bombarded by the British Royal Navy, and when the song was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, it was put to music by a composer from Great Britain. Quite ironic, dont you think? I must close with this thought. Our National Anthem is so beautiful, yet, the most abused piece of music since it was adopted as our National Anthem. Just because a singer has a public name doesnt mean they can sing. Most cant. I agree with many opinions, that our National Anthem should be played by a band at public functions. This would eliminate the abuse of The Star Spangled Banner, and, Long May It Wave. Bill L. Ford Oak RunTrauma thanksWe are writing to thank Ocala Regional Medical Center and the 911 EMTs for exemplary care given to my husband Jan. 2-4, 2014, On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2, my husband Paul fell from a ladder at our lodge in the Ocala National Forest, not far from Eureka. I heard the ladder fall from another part of the house and discovered him lying face down on a wooden deck, unconscious and bleeding copiously from his left eye and nose. Though it took between 45-60 minutes before the EMT and fire truck were able to find us, the 911 operator stayed on the line with me the entire time, and kept me sane and calm. The EMTs were quick, efficient, kind, and compassionate. Paul sustained a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures to his left shoulder and left face. Five and a half weeks later, he is nearly 100 percent. As Christians, we attribute his rapid and near complete recovery to prayer, but also the great fortune of being attended to by the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. I dont remember all the names of those individuals who helped, but here is a partial list: Dr. Ahumada and Dr Karuppiah consulted during the admission. Dr. Joshua Hagan was attending; Dr. Robert Browning also did rounds; Mike and Stacey were Trauma Unit nurses; Jonathan and Paul were the LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 PTs. These professionals were compassionate, patient, professional, and clearly explained what had happened, what they were doing, and what we could expect. The residents and visitors of Marian County are fortunate, indeed, to have such an incredible Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Paul and Cathy Schmidt Clearwater, FloridaLegalizing potHeres one for those who want to legalize recreational amounts of marijuana. On Sunday, Jan. 4, 1987, two Conrail enginemen were assigned to move three freight locomotives from Baltimore, Maryland to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As soon as they got the speed up to 60 mph, they lit a single marijuana cigarette and began sharing it. At Chase, Maryland, where their track merged with a passenger-train track, they got a signal to slow down to 45. Then one for 30, then one for 15. High on marijuana, they sped past those signals at 60. Then they got to a stop signal. They slammed on the emergency brake but, due to their high speed, slid into the switch and got stuck. Moments later an Amtrak train, going about 125 mph, sped around a curve and crashed into the stalled locomotives. The Amtrak engineer and 16 passengers were killed. One lousy recreational amount of marijuana and 17 people dead. How can we justify that? What do you say to the relatives of the 17 victims of recreational use of pot? Al Shumard Oak Run PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 fer to purchase a whole table that holds 10, it would be $150 and tickets must be purchased all together. If you live outside of On Top Of The World and would like to purchase tickets to our Recycled Trashy Fashion Show, you may contact Wendy Phillips at 352861-0820. Besides the fashions, we will also have a silent auction, and cash bar. June Roberta can be reached at 352-237-9208, or email jroberta@cfl.rr.com. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Saturday, March 15 Y ard s ale to b enef it Ocala RelayA giant yard sale to support Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cascades, 1515 E. Silver Springs Blvd., east parking lot, in Ocala. The Ocala Relay for Life Teams will be having a community yard sale to raise much needed funds to benefit and support American Cancer Societys Relay for Life event and you are invited! The Ocala Relay For Life event will take place on May 2, when many individuals come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds that will be raised at the Community Yard Sale on March 15 will truly make a difference in the fight against cancer! Participation by the Ocala Relay for Life teams who will be selling their goods at the community yard Sale is free. Commercial vendors are invited and welcome to participate with donation to the Relay for Life. If you need more information about the community yard sale, or if you are a vendor interested in participating, please contact Linda Pisani by e-mail at lpisani@rigginslawfirm or by telephone at 352-4332400. If you need more information about the Relay for Life event, how to form a Relay for Life Team or to be a Relay for Life sponsor, please visit us online at www.relayforlife.org. Crossroads Sp anis h M inis try Ser v iceCrossroads Spanish Ministry is being relaunched under the direction of Pastors Carlos and Eileen Lopez on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. Come see what God is doing with this team in reaching the Spanish-speaking community in Ocala. The service will be translated into English.Friday, March 21 Perrys in concertThe Perrys have proven that they have what it takes to rise to the top of Southern Gospel music, and what a journey it has been for them. 40 years ago, gathered around a piano, the music began talented vocalists and musicians singing the moving lyrics of traditionally based songs and today they are some of the most recognizable voices in Southern Gospel. Blessed, with musical abilities and communication with others, this team reaches audiences with Christ at the heart of their ministry. Enjoy The Perrys In Concert on Friday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m., and be touched deeply by their music. This is a free concert. A Love Offering will be taken. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 22 Saddle Oak Club yard s ale.The annual Saddle Oak yard sale will be Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saddle Oak is on State Road 200, across from Heathbrook Publix. The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a great bake sale.Saturday, April 19 Eas ter Eggstravag anzaThe excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday April 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised and divided out, with thousands of eggs on the property. There will be bounce houses, candy, food and drinks, with the gospel message being shared. Families are welcome. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Money and politicsThe United States political system is among the most anticompetitive of any Western democracy, due largely to the major parties deliberate efforts to exclude competitors. In recent decades, Republicans and Democrats have consolidated their control of the political system by enacting unnecessarily restrictive and discriminatory ballot-access laws and gerrymandering electoral districts, while stifling efforts to replace winner-take-all with a more democratic proportional representation scheme. It should be noted third-party and independent candidates historically have made valuable contributions by championing issues the major parties later adopted, including Social Security, a progressive income tax, the 40hour workweek and many other reforms. Until these political anticompetitive tactics are addressed, money, like water, will continue to flow where the Republicans and the Democrats want it to go to the detriment of the electorate. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak Run RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 0 Has there ever been a time when there was more chest pounding than today? It is a rare day in May when I get to the point of absolute frustration. These chest pounders do it for me all the time. I will admit that I do get aggravated at a few things and, to be quite honest, a few people. Aggravation is one thing, but frustration is quite a different thing. In fact, aggravation probably is good for a person. You can go mellow for so long and then you need something this stir up the soul and aggravation does it all the time. So, there is something good to be said about aggravation. On the other hand, I cannot think of anything good to say about being frustrated. Frustration means have come to the end of something, hopefully it is not my rope, and I do not know what to do next. Well, I might know what to do next, but it is against the law in every state I know. Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I went out to celebrate Valentines Day at a local restaurant. We do this occasionally just to break the routine and, if you do not tell anybody, I like to make fun of other people. When I was growing up a lot of people made fun of me. Turnabout is fair play, I always say. We were getting along most famously and enjoying our evening repast when I happened to overhear the conversation from the table behind us. I am not one to eavesdrop, but there are some situations words impossible not to eavesdrop. If I want to tell my wife something I do not want anybody else to hear, I say it in the car so nobody else can hear. That is a rule everybody should understand. I remember as a child whenever I got too loud in the house, my mother would always say, Use your indoor voice. Youre getting too loud. I was about to turn around and tell the people behind us to use their indoor voice. Then I heard what they were saying and turned up the listening volume. These people who believe in God just make me angry, the man said to his companion. People who believe in God these days must be crazy. I really was tempted to interrupt him at this point but I wanted to hear what else he had to say. Im not going to let anybody tell me what to do. I am the master of my own ship. Im the captain of my life and what I say goes. I have heard that line many times before. Usually, the people who use this line of argument are those who believe in evolution and in this case, this man probably did come from some monkey somewhere. There was a little lull in the conversation and I went back to my dinner and conversation at our table. Then I heard the guy behind me beat his chest and roar again. I am what I am today because of my determination and my strength and my knowledge. I can do anything I set my heart on. Nobody can get in my way. Me Tarzan, chest-pounders insane Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE11 FREE INTEGRA DRIVER with purchase of 2014 E-Z-GO Cart OCALA LOCATION ONLY Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Full Rain Enclosure, Custom Colors Let us put you in the drivers seat. 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GOLF CART GIVEAWAY The Sleekline Yamahas $ 4,995 $ 4,995 $ 4,995 $ 4,995 $ 4,995 $ 4,995 Sunbrella Special $ 549 Garage Floor Mat..... $ 39 High Speed Motor.... $ 549 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned 000HFTM At this point, it was all I could do to keep from laughing and falling off my chair. My wife was trying to find out what was wrong with me and I covertly pointed to the people behind me. She listened for a moment and then a smile broke out all across her face. Again, there was a lull in the conversation behind us and my wife and I whispered some sarcastic comments back and forth to each other. No matter how down you feel about yourself and how stupid you feel you are at times, it is always wonderful to run into someone stupider than yourself. That is what life is all about. The guy behind me then made another comment. All this snow up north is disgusting. When will it ever stop? Ive never known it to snow that much in any winter in my life. I glanced at my wife and I could see her shaking her head and mouthing the word no. Dont you hate it when your wife can read your mind and sometimes before your mind even works? She knew what I was thinking about and it was all I could do to keep from turning around and telling this man, If youre as big and as powerful as you think you are why dont YOU do something about the snow up north? Then, had I run with that thought, I would have said, If you cant control something as simple as the weather how in the world are you going to control your own life? It was all my wife could do to get me safely out of the restaurant. I wanted to go up to the table and stand before that guy, beat my chest and say, Me Tarzan, you insane. Driving home from the restaurant that night a verse of Scripture came to my mind. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself (Galatians 6:3). It takes a real man to know what he can and cannot do and then give honor to the One who can do what he cannot do.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Ifound an interesting article in the latest issue of Scientific American Mind. There are people who use trust in science as others use religious faith to cope with lifes uncertainties. New research suggests that religion provides a sense of meaning and comfort to believers and that some peoples faith in science may serve the same role. Findings suggest that it may be belief itself, regardless of content that helps people deal with adverse situations. This is a new idea for me and one Ill have to think about. Life South BloodmobileThe cold winds have finally begun to recede ... coats and sweaters are giving way to short sleeves and walking shorts. This makes donating a pint of blood every eight weeks so much easier! The Life South Bloodmobile will be stationed in the front parking lot of the OTOW Health and Recreation Center on Monday, March 3, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. awaiting your donation. Giving blood ... so easy to do, so much to gain. The pint you leave at the Bloodmobile can help save three other people ... children, women, or men. Life South welcomes regular and new donors every other month at OTOW. Its easy to be a donor. Bring along some proof that you are old enough to donate, register with one of the friendly staff, hop up on a seat, roll up a sleeve, let one of professional staff tend to you, select a beverage to drink as you donate, and relax for a while as you help save three lives. As you leave, you will receive a free gift, a delicious treat, a friendly smile and thank you, knowing you have done something really good...For yourself and for others. You can give blood every eight weeks. Become a regular. Feel better about yourself in the process! The following 17 donors braved the start of winter by stopping by the Life South Bloodmobile on Jan. 6. Ask them about their experience, then join them: Barbara Belz, Donnamarie Castellano, Richard Copeland, Susan Copeland, Robert Cura, Carol Deahl, James Hanford, Andrew Kirk, Diane Knox, William Kreppel, Nancy Ludvik, Stanley Magen, Barbara Nastally, Carol Recknor, Norman Recknor, Lois Reisinger, and Hazel Taylor.Travel ToppersWe are sorry to report that the Broadway production company will not be bringing the I Love Lucy show to Clearwater. However; the board is working on the spring brochure which should be out by early March with some new offerings. Despite our cold winter, you should start thinking ahead to our Mothers Day trip as it always fill up quickly. So make your plans now to join us at the Show Palace on Sunday, May 11 to see the classic musical The Wizard of Oz. Enjoy a delicious meal and the wonderful story of Dorothy, Toto and all the memorable friends they meet in Oz. Trip includes show, coach and tips for meal and driver. Reservations begin next Monday, Feb. 24. Call Alan Rickards at 352-390-3075 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations have begun for: La Cage Aux Follies at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 29 and for Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, April 5. Call Mary Lamp at 352-854-9378 for La Cage and Pat Hood for Tampa Downs at 352-2378533 for any openings.American/Jewish ClubOn Sunday, Feb. 16, there was a talk by a Jewish bounty hunter! Phil Dole, who has many years of experience in the field both in the United States and in other countries, shared some of his tales with us. A bounty hunter is under a civil contract to a bail bondsman. He has to be licensed by the state after a background check. Most states license the bounty hunter to carry a firearm. Phil agreed that its a risky business.Lions ClubThe On Top Of The World Lions Club second annual Recycled Trashy Fashion Show tickets went on sale Feb. 3. They will be on sale Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are in the process of trying to sell tickets at the Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 per person, although if you preGet your arm ready for Bloodmobile visit OTOW June Roberta PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE24 Al Sickle 208-5664 000HFAA OUTSTANDING HOME DECORATED BEAUTIFULLY The new kitchen has laminate floors. New glass sliders and blinds in the Florida Room where you can look out and see the oranges on your own tree. Gorgeous tile in the livingdining room. Pretty bathrooms, computer room, fans in all areas, closets galore. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 12~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 21: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21: Flying Solo Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.,Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Benevolence fund offering Sunday. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Feb. 23: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 4:30 p.m.; evening worship begins at 6 with study in the book of Hebrews. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Golden Servants (Seniors 55+) meet at 6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall for a carry-in dinner with a program following dinner. Bring your favorite breakfast dish and enjoy an evening of fellowship with friends. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Guests and friends are always welcome. Upcoming Events include the Weaver Family musical group coming to SWCC on Sunday evening, March 9. Please see this column in future weeks to learn more about the Weaver Family and the time of their program. We are located at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. (south off State Road 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 Feb. 16 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown, and our new Home Builders/Young Adults class, taught by Michael Gall, 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, Ive Got A Love. 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. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 9510 SW 105th Street, off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.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 date is Feb. 23.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, Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE13 THE GOLDFINCH BY Donna Tartt Now heading the Best Seller list, Donna Tartts massive novel (nearly 800 pages) The Goldfinch tells the story of Theodore Decker, only 13 when a terrorist attack on the Metropolitan Museum of Art claims his mothers life and leaves him traumatized in the rubble where a dying antiques dealer orders him to flee with a small painting of a goldfinch. Not until years later does Theo realize that his action was art theft. An immediate orphan because his father had vanished years earlier, Theo is plunged into a nightmare succession of caregivers. 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approach has powered their rise to the top by bringing rock and classical music together. Theirs is raw power and soothing beauty in one great show. Call Roy and Pat Meinsen for information and tickets. You will be in for a real treat when you go on trip 17 to David A Straz Center in Tampa to see Jersey Boys on April 13. This award winning musical is about Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It is a rags to riches story of four blue collar New Jersey kids who became one of the greatest success stories in pop music history. Of their many famous songs you will hear Sherry, Big Girls Dont Cry and Oh, What a Night. Call our hosts Ron and Amelia Fiore for seats on the bus which leaves at 11:30 a.m. At Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on Mothers Day, May 11 we will see Cookin with Gus. This trip 18 incudes a sumptuous buffet followed by the show which features a famous food critic and cookbook author who wants to do her own daily TV show. Her husband is against the idea but she goes ahead anyway. She gets stage fright in front of the camera and from then on it is a laugh-aminute as people try to help her overcome her fear. Theres a hypnotist and a wacky gypsy who is casting spells, etc. Call Connie Smith for details. The trip to see I Love Lucy on May 18 had to be cancelled when we received word from Ruth Eckerd Hall that they had cancelled the show due to scheduling conflicts. This is trip 19 in the Pink brochure. Those who had purchased tickets will be notified by phone. Imagine two bumbling Alabama hunters who think they have shot an angel. Then think about the hijinks as they are pursued by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer. The chase to get the story before anyone else leads to a hilarious crescendo in the swamp. Call Jack and Eleanor Foggan to get your tickets for this very funny show on June 7. This is trip 20 in the pink brochure and is called Duck Hunters. Italian American ClubWe just had our annual Valentines Party and it was a great success. Everyone was dancing up a storm. Litle Joeys provided a choice of two chicken dinners prepared in his unique style. 50/50 and door prizes were won by several lucky couples. Our next party will be in April and it will feature a creation by Andy Alloro titled Dancing with the Stars, a contest that includes a selection of dance partners who will participate in a final dance that will be judged first second and third place. Prizes will be awarded. It will be a great evening of fun that everyone will enjoy.Singles ClubOur next meeting will be on Feb 27 at the Orchid Club at 6 p.m. We are going to have fun with an Ugly or Funny Tshirt party. Members are asked to bring goodies to share. We will have coffee and hot tea but you may BYOB, if you so desire. We will collect membership dues for this year at this meeting, please pay by check and it is still $6 each. On March 27 we will car pool for a St. Johns river cruise. After a two hour cruise we will have lunch (on your own) at the Blackwater Restaurant. Please make your reservations asap because space is limited. The cost for the cruse is $25 p.p. and must be paid at the time of reservation. For questions about this trip only, please call Lynn ay 352-8548399. The following meeting will be on April 24 and will feature our annual auction sale, mark your calendars. For questions about our club please call Roger at 352-291-1004. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfIt was a sweetheart day for the Valentines Day Tournament on Feb. 11. Two-person teams competed for the top prizes. The winners were: Rose Flight: 1(tie)Teams Galla and Scozzafava, 3rdTeam Tennant Kisses Flight: 1-Team Juhasz, 2(tie)Teams Terry, Kollar/Sallee, Crass and Orndorff Hearts Flight: 1Team Bush, 2-Team Tully, 3-(tie)-Teams Lavacca, Adams/Jackson and Edwards Cupids Flight: 1-Team Hessel, 2(tie)Teams Rizzo and Klann Closest to the pins: Front nine for gals: Diana Galla and Lisa Juhasz, Back nine for guys: Dick Rizzo and Jim Tully. A super day of golf was followed by a wonderful dinner provided by Royal Oaks and then, to end the perfect day, Dewayne Hill, Magician/comedian, delighted everyone.New columnist Laura Smith will become the new columnist for news articles from Oak Run clubs, organizations, etc. She will begin with the issue of March 7. Items for that date should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28. She replaces Carol Wheeler. Her email address is csjtpq@deccacable.com. Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 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. Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m. Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m. Spanish Church 1 p.m. Bible Alive Bible Study 6 p.m. Tuesday: Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday: Family Training Hour 7 p.m. Crossroads Student Ministries 7 p.m. Boys and Girls Clubs 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff. Upcoming events: Special Church Service, Guest Speaker/Musicians Pastor Danny and Linda Morgan, Sunday, March 2, 9 and 11 a.m. Join us for our special guests Pastor Danny and Linda Morgan. The Morgans have been traveling evangelists/songwriters for many years and now serve as pastors at Cross and Crown Community Church in Newport, Kentucky. Come be blessed! Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Contact at 352-291-2080 or www.crossroadscog.net.First CongregationalJoin us at First Congregational Church for our Ash Wednesday service on March 5 at 6 p.m., which includes communion and the imposition of ashes. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. All are welcome.Peace Lutheran ChurchThe 23rd annual Potato Pancake supper will be held on Shrove Tuesday, March 4, at Peace Lutheran Church, Dunnellon, from 4:30 until 7 p.m. This event is a favorite among residents of the area and many return year after year. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is five miles north of Dunnellon, at 7201 U.S. Highway 41 South. The menu consists of potato pancakes or southern pancakes, ham, apple sauce, beverage and dessert. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or at the Peace Lutheran booth at the Dunnellon First Saturday event on March 1. The cost is $6 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 5 through 12, and children under 5 will be admitted at no charge. Members of Peace Lutheran Church look forward to welcoming you and serving you at this annual event. The ages old tradition of potato pancakes on Shrove Tuesday (also called Fat Tuesday) began as a way to use up the fatty foods which were supposed to be given up for the season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Peace Lutheran offers Bible Study on Sunday, 9 a.m., and on Wednesday, 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is held at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. The Mission Statement of Peace Lutheran Church: We are a family of Christians called, equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed through Gods Holy Word and Sacraments. For more information, call the church office, 352-489-5881, or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or www.TinyURL.com/Peace41-40. .Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe Maranatha Baptist Church annual Missions Conference will be March 16 through March 23. Brother Scott Nelson, who is in charge of the Haiti Mission, will start the conference on Sunday morning, March 16, beginning during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 a.m. Brother Bernie Rodgers will share his ministry with Families by Faith during Wednesdays (March 19) evening service at 6:45 p.m. Both Vick Blair, missionary to Kyrghyzstan, and the Alvarez Family (Esteban and Emilly), missionaries to Uruguay, will all speak at Sunday (March 23rd) morning service beginning at 10:45 a.m. During Sunday (March 23rd) evening service at 6 p.m., Lonnie Ernest with the Christian 12-Step Ministry will speak during Sunday evening service March 23 at 6 p.m. All are welcome and invited to come and listen and be blessed by these special messages. Hyssongs concert: The Hyssongs will give a concert Friday evening, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Church. 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Call our office today for special pricing if transferring from a closed office. 000HBJN Dons Fabulous 6th Annual Crystal River Armory Sat. 9 AM 5 PM Sun. 9 AM 3 PM CCP Classes 10 AM & 1 PM GUN SHOW GUNS, AMMO, KNIVES February 22 & 23 National Guard Armory 8551 W. Venable St., Crystal River, Fl Info 352-422-3461 $ 1 00 DISCOUNT On Admission for everyone you bring! BUY SELL TRADE COLLECTABLE AND SPORTING ARMS ATM Food Service All Day FREE PARKING Dons 6th Annual Gun Show FREE APPRAISALS 000H937

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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com gether more than 15 years and is an inspirational Southern Gospel group. They perform throughout the United States and Canada every year, as well as on television and radio. Please join us to hear their wonderful harmony, humor and Christ-centered message. Continuing programs for children: The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-3475683. Childrens Choir: All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to join the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me). Ms. Pat Haas, the director, is teaching the children how much fun and how easy it is to be part of the J.A.M. choir. They meet each Sunday evening at the church from 5:15 to 5:45 Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Childrens Ministry, Worship on Wednesdays (W.O.W.) is held at the church with classes for children from ages 8 11, and Prayer Meeting and Bible Study for the adults from 6:45 until 8 p.m. W.O.W. now has two classes for your children during the Prayer Meeting and Bible Study time for adults. A nursery is also provided for children under the age 4. Special family event: Onn Saturday, March 8, our Kids Club (ages 4-11) is holding a family-centered event with a western theme. The entire family is invited to see what we do. It is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and continue to 8 p.m. at the Church. If you have jeans and cowboy hats, please feel free to wear them. We do ask that you please RSVP to the Church by Wednesday, March 5, so that we will know how many to plan for. Just leave a message, stating your name, contact information and the number attending, with the Church office at 352-347-5683. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com The Art Club of Oak Run invites you to the 22nd annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Palm Grove Auditorium. The club, their friends and instructors will display beautiful drawings, paintings and sculpture. Cards, bookmarks and other fine arts will be for sale. The refreshments are free and you can buy a chance to win an original watercolor painting by Judi Pannhausen titled After the Rain. Please come out and support your local artists.TroubadoursThe Troubadours have been working diligently on the music they will be presenting at their upcoming Spring Concert. Beautiful new songs as well as some older ones you certainly will recall. Watch for surprises! We might have more than one. We have added some new members to our group and also a new piano accompanist. All of these things are working together to bring you a wide variety of music for you to enjoy. Our program is planned and prepared just for you, our Oak Run community and it gives us great pleasure to do so. Ticket sales will be in the Orchid Club Lobby. Sat. Feb. 22, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sat. March 8, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sat. March 22 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Tues. March 25, 4-6 p.m. (Bingo night) Mon. March 31, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Tues. April 1, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. (Bingo night) Mon. April 7, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Also, every Thursday from 1 3 p.m. Palm Grove Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 General Adm. There will be no reserved seating this year. If you cant make one of these ticket sale dates, please call Margie Hull at 414-4308 or Elvira Rusconi at 873-1254. They will be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you at the concert. Quilt FestOur fabulous Quilt Fest, Quilting Makes the Heart Sew Happy, will take place on March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palm Grove Club. Admission is free and all Oak Run residents and guests are welcome. Come and see all the beautiful quilts on display that were made out of love and hard work. Lovely and interesting handmade items will be sold at the boutique. There will be an Art of Quilting display to answer all your questions on making a quilt, a silent auction for a beautiful quilt, ticket sale for the Opportunity Quilt made by our members, a 3 for 1 ticket sale of 12 handmade items, and a demo called Make It and Take It for you to make and keep. Youll be able to vote on a members challenge project. There will be a display of members projects showing various techniques taught by our club teachers. We also have our Marion County Quilt to see, which was created by our members and now hangs permanently in the Silver River Museums education building. Of course there will be delicious lunch items and irresistible desserts for sale and takeout is available. Club members will be available for questions and if you are interested in joining, there are beginning classes available. We look forward to seeing you and all your guests!Club ShalomClub Shalom presents a Purim Masquerade party starring James Wynn, comedian, singer, entertainer. There will be a prize for the best costume. We will retell the story of Queen Esther along with noisemakers and hamantashen. Chicken dinner starts at 6p.m. Eat, drink, dance and have a night of fun at the Orchid Club on March 10/ Tickets go on sale at the Orchid Club lobby Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1. No tickets sold at door the night of the party. Members $13 Non-Members $15. For more information, call Shirley Gottfried at 352-216-4655, or Ellen Salenger at 352-861-4484.Last Vegas tripAll deposits for the Las Vegas Trip have to be paid by March 5. The trip will now include 2 for 1 Breakfasts, A 2 for 1 show and a side trip to Laughlin with a free buffet. Transportation to and from the airport will also be arranged in group travel. We will be staying at The Four Queens in The Fremont Street Section. Please call Pat Kreideweis at 352-291-1456 for more information.Oak Run TravelJoin us for our trip 16 to hear The Ten Tenors at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday, April 16. This groups unique Art Club of Oak Run plans Fine Arts Show on Sunday PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE20 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 000H8CF 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 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 000HFX9 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 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 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 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! 000H8GU 000GUM1 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. 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 000HCTL 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 000UYF 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 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 000HFVG 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 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 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 National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000HENC $100 Discount Coupon to the first 12 Attendees Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Thu., Feb. 27, Mar. 6 10:00am Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy. 200 Mon., Mar. 3 3:30pm P avarottis Restaurant 8075 SW Hwy. 200 Wed., Mar. 5, 10:00am Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Wed., Mar. 5, 11:00am LaRoccos III Restaurant 5545 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thu., Mar. 6, 9:00am Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th Ave. Thu., Mar 13, 10:30am 000HDHW

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Our travel down Pun Alley last week took us to Lovers Lane for Valentines Day. We almost missed the annual Daytona Speed Week with racecars going round and round. Theres still time for you to enjoy this racing; it ends with on Feb. 23 with a 500-mile race. We may be a little late, but well travel to Gasoline Alley to see if we can find a racy story or two.Something smellsNews has come from Indiana about the air pollution caused by cars at the Indianapolis 500 auto race. Residents living near the track complained about the noise and pollution caused by the cars. But what disturbed them more was the putridsmelling exhaust that continually emanated from the cars themselves. During the race they were rarely able to emerge from their homes without being assaulted by noxious fumes filling the air. Finally these residents had had enough, and they filed a suit against the Raceway for Indy scent exposure.Backseat driverToms wife cannot ride in a car without telling whoever is driving what to do and when to do. She is the worst backseat driver in the world. She claims she seldom, if ever, makes comments about Toms driving. He, of course, claims the opposite. Now he has proof. The other day they were headed for the mall when Toms daughter piped up, Daddy, before you married Mommy, who told you how to drive?Blow upWhats happened, George? she asked her husband, who had gotten out of the car to investigate. Puncture, he said briefly. You ought to have been on the lookout for this, was her helpful remark. You remember that sign warned you there was a fork in the road.Always rightThe woman driver made a right turn from the left lane, and smashed into another car. Why didnt you signal? the angry motorist screamed. Sir, she answered haughtily, why do I have to signal, I always turn here. SprintsWhen asked if the cars blinker was on, the woman said, Its on. Its off. Its on. Its off. Its on. Its off. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. I got stopped once for going fifty-three in a thirtyfive-mile-per-hour zone. I got off. I told them I had dyslexia. His girlfriend wanted him to slow down the car, but he put his foot down. There was a time when $200 was the down payment on a car; now its the sales tax. The husband complained that his wife ran over his golf clubs. I told you, she said, not to leave them on the porch. By the numberWhen five Englishmen in an Audi Quattro arrived at the Italian border the Italian Customs agent stopped them and said, Its illegal to put 5 people in a Quattro. What do you mean its illegal? asked the driver. Quattro means four, replied the Italian official. Quattro is just the name of the automobile, the driver said disbelievingly. Look at the papers; this car is designed to carry 5 persons. You cant pull that one on me, replied the Italian customs agent. Quattro means four. You have five people in your car and you are therefore breaking the law. The driver replied angrily, You idiot! Call your supervisor over. I want to speak to someone with more intelligence! Sorry, responded the Italian official, he cant come. Hes busy with 2 guys in a Fiat Uno.Hard workWorking people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and went into a store. When I came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. I went up to him and said, Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him several bad names. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a doughnuteating dictator. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote. Personally, I didnt care. I came downtown on the bus. Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Mindfulness was the cover story in January for Time Magazine. June Roberta wrote about it in her OTOW column, so my thought is that readers of the Citizen might want to get on board. As a culture, were pretty stressed out and, with all the new technology, our eyes are glued to our cell phones, just in case we miss a text. All of this contributes to the negative affect on the brain, which inhibits the growth of new, healthy cells in the part of the brain that helps form, organize and store information (the hippocampus). Mindfulness, also known as the Eastern discipline of meditation, not only helps fend off stress and promote cell growth, but there is now so much positive scientific research to support the practice. Meditation is not easy for many. The simplest instructions are to sit erect, whether cross-legged or in a chair, close the eyes and begin to observe the breath as it slips in and out of the nostrils, perhaps even counting the length of the inhalation and the exhalation. As the mind wanders, which it inevitably does, our task is to gently and without judgment, bring the focus back to the breath. Ten minutes of this practice is initially suggested once or twice a day. As the mind becomes more disciplined, you begin to extend the time of practice. People get frustrated easily, so I recommend a related practice prayer. Meditation is listening for God and prayer is talking to God. I was watching a recent segment of Oprahs Soul to Soul and one of the topics was the power of prayer. Oprah showed a former interview with Larry Dossey, MD, quite the skeptic, who wanted scientific proof that prayer worked. Umpteen double-blind studies ensued on patients and even bacteria. Lo and behold, the prayed for bacteria (and the humans) grew healthier and stronger. Seems that open-ended prayer works best. Rather than praying for something specific, asking for the best outcome in the situation or simply Thy will be done is the most effective. One radiant guest on the show suggested that all life is a prayer. How beautiful When you have such awe and reverence for life, you are eternally grateful, always and in all ways. The very expression of gratitude is prayer. So, if you find your mind off in the dead past or the imagined future, and you are not quite able to concentrate on the breath, try prayer Pray without ceasing advised St. Paul. The greatest beneficiary is you. Youve sent out your love and what you send out comes back to you in multiple ways. Its vibration and reflection You can get meditation tips everywhere. There are even apps to tune in to tune out. The net result is a calm clear mind; focused, relaxed and at peace and able to deal with whatever Life throws at you in a skillful way. And lastly, Yoga is meditation in motion. The Freedom Library has an extensive collection of DVDs and books from the gentlest to the most challenging. Even though its last in this article, its the place to begin. We work with the most tangible, being the body, and then, with practice we penetrate the mind and ultimately the soul. It all comes down to being present in the hear and now. Now is the time Yogi Andrew and I are so grateful for your positive feedback. If we are inspiring, it is because we are very much inspired in spirit. And so it is. Ingrid Crane practices Reiki, Thai massage and yoga and can be reached at 3520854-7950. Mindfulness, also known as meditation Cranes Corner Ingrid Crane Read the classifieds West Marion Moose Lodge Friday, Feb. 21: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall. Saturday, Feb. 22: Steak Night $10 $7, Entertainment Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Social Quarters Sunday, Feb. 23: Breakfast 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. (made to order eggs, bacon or ham, gravy and biscuit or pancakes and coffee) all for $5, Potluck Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. Lodge will provide Sloppy Joes Monday, Feb. 24: Lunch specials served noon to 3 p.m. with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25: 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. 26: Lunch Specials served noon to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Early Bird Bowling 3 to 6 p.m., 2 Fajitas 4 to 7 p.m. $5, Bowling League 6 to 9 p.m., Open Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Kenny Jackson 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! Located at: West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 SW 110th St., Phone 352-854-2200 Taking the checkered flag while racing in Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank 000HFCT FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED CERTIFIED TECHS EST. 1990 TWO OCALA LOCATIONS SR 200 & 91ST AVE. 237-5599 2040 N. PINE AVE. 622-0075 DARE TO COMPARE Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Cooling Service $ 39 95 Drain & Fill Radiator Inspect Hoses and Water Pump Includes 1 Gal. Antifreeze Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 Most Cars Freon Extra 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Your Veterans Club is planning big things in the coming months. At the March 6 meeting we will have a special presentation with Julie Drexel and Bev Carver. Julie is head of the Patriot Dog Project and Beverly is the President of the Marion County SPCA. You will be delighted at the news they have for us and equally pleased with the news we have for them. On June 7 we will be holding our first Cherrywood Veterans Open Golf outing. Starting at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, the golfers will enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Ocala Palms golf course. There will be prizes; drawings; silent auctions; and fun followed by a delicious luncheon; all this for just $50 per person with the proceeds going to the Veterans Club. This event is open to everyone in Marion County who would like to participate so sign up with Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341 or Rich Hurley at 352-873-7208. You or your business can sponsor a hole for as little $100 and have your advertisement become a part of this great event. Contact Bill or Rich to sign up for this great publicity opportunity. On March 26 a group from the Veterans Club will be making their way to the gun range. The cost is only $15 per person plus ammo. All hand guns are approved for the range and loaner guns are available from Fred OHern. Come to the meeting and get more details. April will be election of officers for the board so if youd like to be nominated, please attend the March meeting and get your name on the ballot. Congratulations to Skip and Trude Smith on winning the Veterans Club Cruise. Laura Kane drew their ticket on Saturday night at our Valentine Day party. Remember, you dont have to be a Veterans Club member in order to attend most meetings. Come and see what terrific work your Vets are doing in this community.Valentines DanceWhat a wonderful evening we had. Saw some new faces and missed some old faces. The room was filled with laughter and music. Our own Howard Mayberry entertained us with a great set of his singing and guitar playing, giving our awesome D.J. Rich, a bit of off time to join the folks at the tables for hugs and humor. A huge thank you Howard, you are a joy to all who know you and all who have the privilege to hear your music. Our friends Frank Juarbe, Bob Lingham, myself (Ardie Heape), Theresa Torrusio and Wanda Huff, were the 5050, and door prize winners, and the dancers, lines and couples, were so much fun to watch. You are all Super Smoothies! Im sure I speak for all the attending residents, when I say thank you to our fabulous Activities team. Couldnt find a better bunch of resident volunteers, anywhere else.Cherrywood Bowling LeagueNot only is Howard Mayberry a musician, he and his other half, Arleen, are terrific bowlers. We have a wonderful community league with really fine bowlers and really fun bowlers. We have approached our last half of the season but cheerleaders and substitutes are very welcome to join us on Monday mornings at 11:30 at AMF Galaxy West, on Easy Street. We always need substitute bowlers and you would have a wonderful time. It seems that by mid-season, many teams are missing a member and there are never enough subs. If you would like more information, just call our President, Norma Alexander 352-8543830, or Secretary, Rich Hurley 352-8737208. Subbing is a good way to refresh your skills if you havent bowled for some time. Come join us friends, you might just surprise yourself.Mardi Gras at CherrywoodIts time to drag out your stash of bright beads and head for the clubhouse party on March 4. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday and is celebrated just before Ash Wednesday. For us neighbor/friends, it just means another great evening of music, food, dancing and lots of laughs. The Jazzy Dixie Landers Band will be swinging with blues, jazz, pop and more. Tickets are $2 a person for this gala bash, so see Geri and get signed up. You wont want to miss this special event. A big thank you Chris and Mario Zacco, for sponsoring the band for us. You clearly had a vision when you created Cherrywood, and we truly appreciate your personal involvement in our community. Finger foods will be on hand for all attending. Bring your own special beverage if you wish, and we look forward to great entertainment and lots of fun.Outside FunBocce, shuffleboard, pickle ball, tennis Check your CHIRP calendar and come out and play. We have walkers and bicycle riders and such fun activities.Inside FunOh my, there are so many great inside activities that I can list and Im sure I will still miss some but here goes Ladies Billiards, Penochle, Mens Billiards, Dominoes, Needle Arts Club, Mah Jongg, Poker, Hand and Foot, Bingo, Yoga, Crochet, Tai-Chi, Songbirds, Aerobics. Veterans Club has plenty of things planned Cherrywood Ardie Heape PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 Cherrywood ChirpI am always surprised when so many folks say they dont read the Cherrywood Chirp. As important as this great Newspaper the Citizenis to our area, Our CHIRP for our Cherrywood is our best link to the wonderful things that are going on in our community. Please read it before it gets buried under that stack of junk mail. Its fun and informativewhat, where, when. Im sure the other communities also have their bulletins/magazines to broadcast whats happening in their neck of the woods. I hate for any of you to miss the fun that is just around the corner from your house.TravelAt this time, there are 11 great looking trips that are listed in the Cherrywood Chirp. Too numerous to list here but you can find all the information you need, in the CHIRP and on the information rack inside the clubhouse next to the water fountain. Call Nancy Archer at 352-861-1432, to book any of those trips. Not listed in the Cherrywood Chirp however, is a Biloxi Casino Getaway trip. This is for the date: March 23-26. Casino Resort and Spa Package includes: four days and 3 nights. Deluxe Motor Coach with professional escort. $24 Food Credits, $25 Rewards Play. Palace $15 Slot Play and Hard Rock$15 Slot Play. Please contact Natalie, 352-854-4561Just a noteMy first plunge into the waters of journalism last week, didnt get me fired. Actually, the kind responses were many, and sincere and I cant begin to thank you enough. While attending our Valentine party this past Saturday, I thought I would just cruise the folks and ask them what subject they might like me to write about in my notes piece. The first person I asked said politics. I said sure, I can do that. Later in the evening I mentioned I might write about politics, while sitting with a couple of folks on the patio. I was asked why would you? I said because I was sad that there is so much hate and disrespect for our president. The next comment was, oh, you can say something but we cant? Was a walk-away moment and I decided then and there that this is truly a country of freedom of speech. Of course they can say whatever they want and they do, often and loud. Someone did mention they might want a discussion on dog walkers leaving disgusting gifts on others yards. Amazing that adults are either so completely unaware or unkind or irresponsible to leave their dogs signature behind. Pick it up folks and tell your dog good boy/girl. Pretty sure this applies to all the communities along the corridor. Might even make you appear to be a better person, who doesnt need reminded with notes like this. Hopefully I will be here again next week.Ardie Heape, ardieheape@aol.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 The group at the widows luncheon. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Your Veterans Club is planning big things in the coming months. At the March 6 meeting we will have a special presentation with Julie Drexel and Bev Carver. Julie is head of the Patriot Dog Project and Beverly is the President of the Marion County SPCA. You will be delighted at the news they have for us and equally pleased with the news we have for them. On June 7 we will be holding our first Cherrywood Veterans Open Golf outing. Starting at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, the golfers will enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Ocala Palms golf course. There will be prizes; drawings; silent auctions; and fun followed by a delicious luncheon; all this for just $50 per person with the proceeds going to the Veterans Club. This event is open to everyone in Marion County who would like to participate so sign up with Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341 or Rich Hurley at 352-873-7208. You or your business can sponsor a hole for as little $100 and have your advertisement become a part of this great event. Contact Bill or Rich to sign up for this great publicity opportunity. On March 26 a group from the Veterans Club will be making their way to the gun range. The cost is only $15 per person plus ammo. All hand guns are approved for the range and loaner guns are available from Fred OHern. Come to the meeting and get more details. April will be election of officers for the board so if youd like to be nominated, please attend the March meeting and get your name on the ballot. Congratulations to Skip and Trude Smith on winning the Veterans Club Cruise. Laura Kane drew their ticket on Saturday night at our Valentine Day party. Remember, you dont have to be a Veterans Club member in order to attend most meetings. Come and see what terrific work your Vets are doing in this community.Valentines DanceWhat a wonderful evening we had. Saw some new faces and missed some old faces. The room was filled with laughter and music. Our own Howard Mayberry entertained us with a great set of his singing and guitar playing, giving our awesome D.J. Rich, a bit of off time to join the folks at the tables for hugs and humor. A huge thank you Howard, you are a joy to all who know you and all who have the privilege to hear your music. Our friends Frank Juarbe, Bob Lingham, myself (Ardie Heape), Theresa Torrusio and Wanda Huff, were the 5050, and door prize winners, and the dancers, lines and couples, were so much fun to watch. You are all Super Smoothies! Im sure I speak for all the attending residents, when I say thank you to our fabulous Activities team. Couldnt find a better bunch of resident volunteers, anywhere else.Cherrywood Bowling LeagueNot only is Howard Mayberry a musician, he and his other half, Arleen, are terrific bowlers. We have a wonderful community league with really fine bowlers and really fun bowlers. We have approached our last half of the season but cheerleaders and substitutes are very welcome to join us on Monday mornings at 11:30 at AMF Galaxy West, on Easy Street. We always need substitute bowlers and you would have a wonderful time. It seems that by mid-season, many teams are missing a member and there are never enough subs. If you would like more information, just call our President, Norma Alexander 352-8543830, or Secretary, Rich Hurley 352-8737208. Subbing is a good way to refresh your skills if you havent bowled for some time. Come join us friends, you might just surprise yourself.Mardi Gras at CherrywoodIts time to drag out your stash of bright beads and head for the clubhouse party on March 4. Mardi Gras means Fat Tuesday and is celebrated just before Ash Wednesday. For us neighbor/friends, it just means another great evening of music, food, dancing and lots of laughs. The Jazzy Dixie Landers Band will be swinging with blues, jazz, pop and more. Tickets are $2 a person for this gala bash, so see Geri and get signed up. You wont want to miss this special event. A big thank you Chris and Mario Zacco, for sponsoring the band for us. You clearly had a vision when you created Cherrywood, and we truly appreciate your personal involvement in our community. Finger foods will be on hand for all attending. Bring your own special beverage if you wish, and we look forward to great entertainment and lots of fun.Outside FunBocce, shuffleboard, pickle ball, tennis Check your CHIRP calendar and come out and play. We have walkers and bicycle riders and such fun activities.Inside FunOh my, there are so many great inside activities that I can list and Im sure I will still miss some but here goes Ladies Billiards, Penochle, Mens Billiards, Dominoes, Needle Arts Club, Mah Jongg, Poker, Hand and Foot, Bingo, Yoga, Crochet, Tai-Chi, Songbirds, Aerobics. Veterans Club has plenty of things planned Cherrywood Ardie Heape PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 Cherrywood ChirpI am always surprised when so many folks say they dont read the Cherrywood Chirp. As important as this great Newspaper the Citizenis to our area, Our CHIRP for our Cherrywood is our best link to the wonderful things that are going on in our community. Please read it before it gets buried under that stack of junk mail. Its fun and informativewhat, where, when. Im sure the other communities also have their bulletins/magazines to broadcast whats happening in their neck of the woods. I hate for any of you to miss the fun that is just around the corner from your house.TravelAt this time, there are 11 great looking trips that are listed in the Cherrywood Chirp. Too numerous to list here but you can find all the information you need, in the CHIRP and on the information rack inside the clubhouse next to the water fountain. Call Nancy Archer at 352-861-1432, to book any of those trips. Not listed in the Cherrywood Chirp however, is a Biloxi Casino Getaway trip. This is for the date: March 23-26. Casino Resort and Spa Package includes: four days and 3 nights. Deluxe Motor Coach with professional escort. $24 Food Credits, $25 Rewards Play. Palace $15 Slot Play and Hard Rock$15 Slot Play. Please contact Natalie, 352-854-4561Just a noteMy first plunge into the waters of journalism last week, didnt get me fired. Actually, the kind responses were many, and sincere and I cant begin to thank you enough. While attending our Valentine party this past Saturday, I thought I would just cruise the folks and ask them what subject they might like me to write about in my notes piece. The first person I asked said politics. I said sure, I can do that. Later in the evening I mentioned I might write about politics, while sitting with a couple of folks on the patio. I was asked why would you? I said because I was sad that there is so much hate and disrespect for our president. The next comment was, oh, you can say something but we cant? Was a walk-away moment and I decided then and there that this is truly a country of freedom of speech. Of course they can say whatever they want and they do, often and loud. Someone did mention they might want a discussion on dog walkers leaving disgusting gifts on others yards. Amazing that adults are either so completely unaware or unkind or irresponsible to leave their dogs signature behind. Pick it up folks and tell your dog good boy/girl. Pretty sure this applies to all the communities along the corridor. Might even make you appear to be a better person, who doesnt need reminded with notes like this. Hopefully I will be here again next week.Ardie Heape, ardieheape@aol.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 The group at the widows luncheon. 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Our travel down Pun Alley last week took us to Lovers Lane for Valentines Day. We almost missed the annual Daytona Speed Week with racecars going round and round. Theres still time for you to enjoy this racing; it ends with on Feb. 23 with a 500-mile race. We may be a little late, but well travel to Gasoline Alley to see if we can find a racy story or two.Something smellsNews has come from Indiana about the air pollution caused by cars at the Indianapolis 500 auto race. Residents living near the track complained about the noise and pollution caused by the cars. But what disturbed them more was the putridsmelling exhaust that continually emanated from the cars themselves. During the race they were rarely able to emerge from their homes without being assaulted by noxious fumes filling the air. Finally these residents had had enough, and they filed a suit against the Raceway for Indy scent exposure.Backseat driverToms wife cannot ride in a car without telling whoever is driving what to do and when to do. She is the worst backseat driver in the world. She claims she seldom, if ever, makes comments about Toms driving. He, of course, claims the opposite. Now he has proof. The other day they were headed for the mall when Toms daughter piped up, Daddy, before you married Mommy, who told you how to drive?Blow upWhats happened, George? she asked her husband, who had gotten out of the car to investigate. Puncture, he said briefly. You ought to have been on the lookout for this, was her helpful remark. You remember that sign warned you there was a fork in the road.Always rightThe woman driver made a right turn from the left lane, and smashed into another car. Why didnt you signal? the angry motorist screamed. Sir, she answered haughtily, why do I have to signal, I always turn here. SprintsWhen asked if the cars blinker was on, the woman said, Its on. Its off. Its on. Its off. Its on. Its off. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. I got stopped once for going fifty-three in a thirtyfive-mile-per-hour zone. I got off. I told them I had dyslexia. His girlfriend wanted him to slow down the car, but he put his foot down. There was a time when $200 was the down payment on a car; now its the sales tax. The husband complained that his wife ran over his golf clubs. I told you, she said, not to leave them on the porch. By the numberWhen five Englishmen in an Audi Quattro arrived at the Italian border the Italian Customs agent stopped them and said, Its illegal to put 5 people in a Quattro. What do you mean its illegal? asked the driver. Quattro means four, replied the Italian official. Quattro is just the name of the automobile, the driver said disbelievingly. Look at the papers; this car is designed to carry 5 persons. You cant pull that one on me, replied the Italian customs agent. Quattro means four. You have five people in your car and you are therefore breaking the law. The driver replied angrily, You idiot! Call your supervisor over. I want to speak to someone with more intelligence! Sorry, responded the Italian official, he cant come. Hes busy with 2 guys in a Fiat Uno.Hard workWorking people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day I went downtown and went into a store. When I came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. I went up to him and said, Come on, man, how about giving a retired person a break? He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. I called him several bad names. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires. So I called him a doughnuteating dictator. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote. Personally, I didnt care. I came downtown on the bus. Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Mindfulness was the cover story in January for Time Magazine. June Roberta wrote about it in her OTOW column, so my thought is that readers of the Citizen might want to get on board. As a culture, were pretty stressed out and, with all the new technology, our eyes are glued to our cell phones, just in case we miss a text. All of this contributes to the negative affect on the brain, which inhibits the growth of new, healthy cells in the part of the brain that helps form, organize and store information (the hippocampus). Mindfulness, also known as the Eastern discipline of meditation, not only helps fend off stress and promote cell growth, but there is now so much positive scientific research to support the practice. Meditation is not easy for many. The simplest instructions are to sit erect, whether cross-legged or in a chair, close the eyes and begin to observe the breath as it slips in and out of the nostrils, perhaps even counting the length of the inhalation and the exhalation. As the mind wanders, which it inevitably does, our task is to gently and without judgment, bring the focus back to the breath. Ten minutes of this practice is initially suggested once or twice a day. As the mind becomes more disciplined, you begin to extend the time of practice. People get frustrated easily, so I recommend a related practice prayer. Meditation is listening for God and prayer is talking to God. I was watching a recent segment of Oprahs Soul to Soul and one of the topics was the power of prayer. Oprah showed a former interview with Larry Dossey, MD, quite the skeptic, who wanted scientific proof that prayer worked. Umpteen double-blind studies ensued on patients and even bacteria. Lo and behold, the prayed for bacteria (and the humans) grew healthier and stronger. Seems that open-ended prayer works best. Rather than praying for something specific, asking for the best outcome in the situation or simply Thy will be done is the most effective. One radiant guest on the show suggested that all life is a prayer. How beautiful When you have such awe and reverence for life, you are eternally grateful, always and in all ways. The very expression of gratitude is prayer. So, if you find your mind off in the dead past or the imagined future, and you are not quite able to concentrate on the breath, try prayer Pray without ceasing advised St. Paul. The greatest beneficiary is you. Youve sent out your love and what you send out comes back to you in multiple ways. Its vibration and reflection You can get meditation tips everywhere. There are even apps to tune in to tune out. The net result is a calm clear mind; focused, relaxed and at peace and able to deal with whatever Life throws at you in a skillful way. And lastly, Yoga is meditation in motion. The Freedom Library has an extensive collection of DVDs and books from the gentlest to the most challenging. Even though its last in this article, its the place to begin. We work with the most tangible, being the body, and then, with practice we penetrate the mind and ultimately the soul. It all comes down to being present in the hear and now. Now is the time Yogi Andrew and I are so grateful for your positive feedback. If we are inspiring, it is because we are very much inspired in spirit. And so it is. Ingrid Crane practices Reiki, Thai massage and yoga and can be reached at 3520854-7950. Mindfulness, also known as meditation Cranes Corner Ingrid Crane Read the classifieds West Marion Moose Lodge Friday, Feb. 21: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall. Saturday, Feb. 22: Steak Night $10 $7, Entertainment Kenny Jackson Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Social Quarters Sunday, Feb. 23: Breakfast 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. (made to order eggs, bacon or ham, gravy and biscuit or pancakes and coffee) all for $5, Potluck Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. Lodge will provide Sloppy Joes Monday, Feb. 24: Lunch specials served noon to 3 p.m. with $1 Coney dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25: 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. 26: Lunch Specials served noon to 3 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Early Bird Bowling 3 to 6 p.m., 2 Fajitas 4 to 7 p.m. $5, Bowling League 6 to 9 p.m., Open Shuffleboard 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Kenny Jackson 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! Located at: West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 SW 110th St., Phone 352-854-2200 Taking the checkered flag while racing in Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank 000HFCT FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED CERTIFIED TECHS EST. 1990 TWO OCALA LOCATIONS SR 200 & 91ST AVE. 237-5599 2040 N. PINE AVE. 622-0075 DARE TO COMPARE Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTATION With Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Cooling Service $ 39 95 Drain & Fill Radiator Inspect Hoses and Water Pump Includes 1 Gal. Antifreeze Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 2/28/14 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 Most Cars Freon Extra 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. 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Expires 2/28/14 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At Must present coupon. & BUDGET MUFFLER T EE P EE T IRE WE KNOW TIRES! 000HFGY 6933 SW 179 Ave. Rd. 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon (352) 522-0309 www.juliettefalls.com Must present coupon Expires 3/15/14 G OLF B URGER & B EER $ 40 P ER P ERSON G OLF B URGER & B EER G OLF B URGER & B EER $ 40 P ER P ERSON $ 40 P ER P ERSON Plus Tax (up to 4 players) Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions f or Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmett okennels.com 000HENK Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com gether more than 15 years and is an inspirational Southern Gospel group. They perform throughout the United States and Canada every year, as well as on television and radio. Please join us to hear their wonderful harmony, humor and Christ-centered message. Continuing programs for children: The AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program continues every Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. For further information, please call 352-3475683. Childrens Choir: All children from 1st through 12th grade are invited to join the childrens choir, J.A.M. (Jesus And Me). Ms. Pat Haas, the director, is teaching the children how much fun and how easy it is to be part of the J.A.M. choir. They meet each Sunday evening at the church from 5:15 to 5:45 Each Wednesday evening at 6:45 p.m. a Childrens Ministry, Worship on Wednesdays (W.O.W.) is held at the church with classes for children from ages 8 11, and Prayer Meeting and Bible Study for the adults from 6:45 until 8 p.m. W.O.W. now has two classes for your children during the Prayer Meeting and Bible Study time for adults. A nursery is also provided for children under the age 4. Special family event: Onn Saturday, March 8, our Kids Club (ages 4-11) is holding a family-centered event with a western theme. The entire family is invited to see what we do. It is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and continue to 8 p.m. at the Church. If you have jeans and cowboy hats, please feel free to wear them. We do ask that you please RSVP to the Church by Wednesday, March 5, so that we will know how many to plan for. Just leave a message, stating your name, contact information and the number attending, with the Church office at 352-347-5683. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-3475683 for further information and directions to the church. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com The Art Club of Oak Run invites you to the 22nd annual Fine Arts Show on Sunday, Feb. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Palm Grove Auditorium. The club, their friends and instructors will display beautiful drawings, paintings and sculpture. Cards, bookmarks and other fine arts will be for sale. The refreshments are free and you can buy a chance to win an original watercolor painting by Judi Pannhausen titled After the Rain. Please come out and support your local artists.TroubadoursThe Troubadours have been working diligently on the music they will be presenting at their upcoming Spring Concert. Beautiful new songs as well as some older ones you certainly will recall. Watch for surprises! We might have more than one. We have added some new members to our group and also a new piano accompanist. All of these things are working together to bring you a wide variety of music for you to enjoy. Our program is planned and prepared just for you, our Oak Run community and it gives us great pleasure to do so. Ticket sales will be in the Orchid Club Lobby. Sat. Feb. 22, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sat. March 8, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Sat. March 22 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Tues. March 25, 4-6 p.m. (Bingo night) Mon. March 31, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Tues. April 1, 4 p.m. 6 p.m. (Bingo night) Mon. April 7, 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Also, every Thursday from 1 3 p.m. Palm Grove Auditorium. Tickets will be $5 General Adm. There will be no reserved seating this year. If you cant make one of these ticket sale dates, please call Margie Hull at 414-4308 or Elvira Rusconi at 873-1254. They will be happy to assist you. We look forward to seeing you at the concert. Quilt FestOur fabulous Quilt Fest, Quilting Makes the Heart Sew Happy, will take place on March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Palm Grove Club. Admission is free and all Oak Run residents and guests are welcome. Come and see all the beautiful quilts on display that were made out of love and hard work. Lovely and interesting handmade items will be sold at the boutique. There will be an Art of Quilting display to answer all your questions on making a quilt, a silent auction for a beautiful quilt, ticket sale for the Opportunity Quilt made by our members, a 3 for 1 ticket sale of 12 handmade items, and a demo called Make It and Take It for you to make and keep. Youll be able to vote on a members challenge project. There will be a display of members projects showing various techniques taught by our club teachers. We also have our Marion County Quilt to see, which was created by our members and now hangs permanently in the Silver River Museums education building. Of course there will be delicious lunch items and irresistible desserts for sale and takeout is available. Club members will be available for questions and if you are interested in joining, there are beginning classes available. We look forward to seeing you and all your guests!Club ShalomClub Shalom presents a Purim Masquerade party starring James Wynn, comedian, singer, entertainer. There will be a prize for the best costume. We will retell the story of Queen Esther along with noisemakers and hamantashen. Chicken dinner starts at 6p.m. Eat, drink, dance and have a night of fun at the Orchid Club on March 10/ Tickets go on sale at the Orchid Club lobby Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1. No tickets sold at door the night of the party. Members $13 Non-Members $15. For more information, call Shirley Gottfried at 352-216-4655, or Ellen Salenger at 352-861-4484.Last Vegas tripAll deposits for the Las Vegas Trip have to be paid by March 5. The trip will now include 2 for 1 Breakfasts, A 2 for 1 show and a side trip to Laughlin with a free buffet. Transportation to and from the airport will also be arranged in group travel. We will be staying at The Four Queens in The Fremont Street Section. Please call Pat Kreideweis at 352-291-1456 for more information.Oak Run TravelJoin us for our trip 16 to hear The Ten Tenors at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sunday, April 16. This groups unique Art Club of Oak Run plans Fine Arts Show on Sunday PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE20 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 000H8CF 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 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 000HFX9 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 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 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 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! 000H8GU 000GUM1 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. 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 000HCTL 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 000UYF 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 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 000HFVG 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 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 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 National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000HENC $100 Discount Coupon to the first 12 Attendees Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Thu., Feb. 27, Mar. 6 10:00am Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy. 200 Mon., Mar. 3 3:30pm P avarottis Restaurant 8075 SW Hwy. 200 Wed., Mar. 5, 10:00am Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Wed., Mar. 5, 11:00am LaRoccos III Restaurant 5545 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thu., Mar. 6, 9:00am Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th Ave. Thu., Mar 13, 10:30am 000HDHW

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approach has powered their rise to the top by bringing rock and classical music together. Theirs is raw power and soothing beauty in one great show. Call Roy and Pat Meinsen for information and tickets. You will be in for a real treat when you go on trip 17 to David A Straz Center in Tampa to see Jersey Boys on April 13. This award winning musical is about Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. It is a rags to riches story of four blue collar New Jersey kids who became one of the greatest success stories in pop music history. Of their many famous songs you will hear Sherry, Big Girls Dont Cry and Oh, What a Night. Call our hosts Ron and Amelia Fiore for seats on the bus which leaves at 11:30 a.m. At Ed Fletchers Dinner Theatre on Mothers Day, May 11 we will see Cookin with Gus. This trip 18 incudes a sumptuous buffet followed by the show which features a famous food critic and cookbook author who wants to do her own daily TV show. Her husband is against the idea but she goes ahead anyway. She gets stage fright in front of the camera and from then on it is a laugh-aminute as people try to help her overcome her fear. Theres a hypnotist and a wacky gypsy who is casting spells, etc. Call Connie Smith for details. The trip to see I Love Lucy on May 18 had to be cancelled when we received word from Ruth Eckerd Hall that they had cancelled the show due to scheduling conflicts. This is trip 19 in the Pink brochure. Those who had purchased tickets will be notified by phone. Imagine two bumbling Alabama hunters who think they have shot an angel. Then think about the hijinks as they are pursued by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer. The chase to get the story before anyone else leads to a hilarious crescendo in the swamp. Call Jack and Eleanor Foggan to get your tickets for this very funny show on June 7. This is trip 20 in the pink brochure and is called Duck Hunters. Italian American ClubWe just had our annual Valentines Party and it was a great success. Everyone was dancing up a storm. Litle Joeys provided a choice of two chicken dinners prepared in his unique style. 50/50 and door prizes were won by several lucky couples. Our next party will be in April and it will feature a creation by Andy Alloro titled Dancing with the Stars, a contest that includes a selection of dance partners who will participate in a final dance that will be judged first second and third place. Prizes will be awarded. It will be a great evening of fun that everyone will enjoy.Singles ClubOur next meeting will be on Feb 27 at the Orchid Club at 6 p.m. We are going to have fun with an Ugly or Funny Tshirt party. Members are asked to bring goodies to share. We will have coffee and hot tea but you may BYOB, if you so desire. We will collect membership dues for this year at this meeting, please pay by check and it is still $6 each. On March 27 we will car pool for a St. Johns river cruise. After a two hour cruise we will have lunch (on your own) at the Blackwater Restaurant. Please make your reservations asap because space is limited. The cost for the cruse is $25 p.p. and must be paid at the time of reservation. For questions about this trip only, please call Lynn ay 352-8548399. The following meeting will be on April 24 and will feature our annual auction sale, mark your calendars. For questions about our club please call Roger at 352-291-1004. Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfIt was a sweetheart day for the Valentines Day Tournament on Feb. 11. Two-person teams competed for the top prizes. The winners were: Rose Flight: 1(tie)Teams Galla and Scozzafava, 3rdTeam Tennant Kisses Flight: 1-Team Juhasz, 2(tie)Teams Terry, Kollar/Sallee, Crass and Orndorff Hearts Flight: 1Team Bush, 2-Team Tully, 3-(tie)-Teams Lavacca, Adams/Jackson and Edwards Cupids Flight: 1-Team Hessel, 2(tie)Teams Rizzo and Klann Closest to the pins: Front nine for gals: Diana Galla and Lisa Juhasz, Back nine for guys: Dick Rizzo and Jim Tully. A super day of golf was followed by a wonderful dinner provided by Royal Oaks and then, to end the perfect day, Dewayne Hill, Magician/comedian, delighted everyone.New columnist Laura Smith will become the new columnist for news articles from Oak Run clubs, organizations, etc. She will begin with the issue of March 7. Items for that date should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28. She replaces Carol Wheeler. Her email address is csjtpq@deccacable.com. Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 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. Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m. Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m. Spanish Church 1 p.m. Bible Alive Bible Study 6 p.m. Tuesday: Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m. Wednesday: Family Training Hour 7 p.m. Crossroads Student Ministries 7 p.m. Boys and Girls Clubs 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff. Upcoming events: Special Church Service, Guest Speaker/Musicians Pastor Danny and Linda Morgan, Sunday, March 2, 9 and 11 a.m. Join us for our special guests Pastor Danny and Linda Morgan. The Morgans have been traveling evangelists/songwriters for many years and now serve as pastors at Cross and Crown Community Church in Newport, Kentucky. Come be blessed! Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Contact at 352-291-2080 or www.crossroadscog.net.First CongregationalJoin us at First Congregational Church for our Ash Wednesday service on March 5 at 6 p.m., which includes communion and the imposition of ashes. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200. All are welcome.Peace Lutheran ChurchThe 23rd annual Potato Pancake supper will be held on Shrove Tuesday, March 4, at Peace Lutheran Church, Dunnellon, from 4:30 until 7 p.m. This event is a favorite among residents of the area and many return year after year. Peace Lutheran Church, The Church On The Hill, is five miles north of Dunnellon, at 7201 U.S. Highway 41 South. The menu consists of potato pancakes or southern pancakes, ham, apple sauce, beverage and dessert. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or at the Peace Lutheran booth at the Dunnellon First Saturday event on March 1. The cost is $6 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 5 through 12, and children under 5 will be admitted at no charge. Members of Peace Lutheran Church look forward to welcoming you and serving you at this annual event. The ages old tradition of potato pancakes on Shrove Tuesday (also called Fat Tuesday) began as a way to use up the fatty foods which were supposed to be given up for the season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday. Peace Lutheran offers Bible Study on Sunday, 9 a.m., and on Wednesday, 10 a.m. Sunday Worship Service is held at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. The Mission Statement of Peace Lutheran Church: We are a family of Christians called, equipped and empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed through Gods Holy Word and Sacraments. For more information, call the church office, 352-489-5881, or visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or www.TinyURL.com/Peace41-40. .Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe Maranatha Baptist Church annual Missions Conference will be March 16 through March 23. Brother Scott Nelson, who is in charge of the Haiti Mission, will start the conference on Sunday morning, March 16, beginning during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 a.m. Brother Bernie Rodgers will share his ministry with Families by Faith during Wednesdays (March 19) evening service at 6:45 p.m. Both Vick Blair, missionary to Kyrghyzstan, and the Alvarez Family (Esteban and Emilly), missionaries to Uruguay, will all speak at Sunday (March 23rd) morning service beginning at 10:45 a.m. During Sunday (March 23rd) evening service at 6 p.m., Lonnie Ernest with the Christian 12-Step Ministry will speak during Sunday evening service March 23 at 6 p.m. All are welcome and invited to come and listen and be blessed by these special messages. Hyssongs concert: The Hyssongs will give a concert Friday evening, March 21 at 7 p.m. at the Church. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 12~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Feb. 21: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21: Flying Solo Ministry, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.,Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Benevolence fund offering Sunday. Tuesday, Feb. 25: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Feb. 23: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with staffed nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 4:30 p.m.; evening worship begins at 6 with study in the book of Hebrews. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other scheduled services. Wednesday, Feb. 26: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28: Golden Servants (Seniors 55+) meet at 6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall for a carry-in dinner with a program following dinner. Bring your favorite breakfast dish and enjoy an evening of fellowship with friends. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Guests and friends are always welcome. Upcoming Events include the Weaver Family musical group coming to SWCC on Sunday evening, March 9. Please see this column in future weeks to learn more about the Weaver Family and the time of their program. We are located at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. (south off State Road 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 Feb. 16 begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown, and our new Home Builders/Young Adults class, taught by Michael Gall, 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, Ive Got A Love. 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. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 9510 SW 105th Street, off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.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 date is Feb. 23.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, Religion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE13 THE GOLDFINCH BY Donna Tartt Now heading the Best Seller list, Donna Tartts massive novel (nearly 800 pages) The Goldfinch tells the story of Theodore Decker, only 13 when a terrorist attack on the Metropolitan Museum of Art claims his mothers life and leaves him traumatized in the rubble where a dying antiques dealer orders him to flee with a small painting of a goldfinch. Not until years later does Theo realize that his action was art theft. An immediate orphan because his father had vanished years earlier, Theo is plunged into a nightmare succession of caregivers. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART 6-V 6-V T605 T605 only $ 539 only $ 539 8-V 8-V T875 T875 only $ 649 only $ 649 12-V 12-V T1275 T1275 only $ 649 only $ 649 6-V 6-V 6 PACK 6 PACK $ 449 $ 449 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 PACK $ 549 $ 549 Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to Veterans l abor & parts excluding batteries BUY, SELL, TRADE & SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles THE LOWEST PRICES IN TOWN ALWAYS! MAJOR DISCOUNTS Come in and register to win a free golf cart! GOLF CART GIVEAWAY The Sleekline Yamahas $ 4,995 $ 4,995 $ 4,995 $ 4,995 $ 4,995 $ 4,995 Sunbrella Special $ 549 Garage Floor Mat..... $ 39 High Speed Motor.... $ 549 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned 000HFTM At this point, it was all I could do to keep from laughing and falling off my chair. My wife was trying to find out what was wrong with me and I covertly pointed to the people behind me. She listened for a moment and then a smile broke out all across her face. Again, there was a lull in the conversation behind us and my wife and I whispered some sarcastic comments back and forth to each other. No matter how down you feel about yourself and how stupid you feel you are at times, it is always wonderful to run into someone stupider than yourself. That is what life is all about. The guy behind me then made another comment. All this snow up north is disgusting. When will it ever stop? Ive never known it to snow that much in any winter in my life. I glanced at my wife and I could see her shaking her head and mouthing the word no. Dont you hate it when your wife can read your mind and sometimes before your mind even works? She knew what I was thinking about and it was all I could do to keep from turning around and telling this man, If youre as big and as powerful as you think you are why dont YOU do something about the snow up north? Then, had I run with that thought, I would have said, If you cant control something as simple as the weather how in the world are you going to control your own life? It was all my wife could do to get me safely out of the restaurant. I wanted to go up to the table and stand before that guy, beat my chest and say, Me Tarzan, you insane. Driving home from the restaurant that night a verse of Scripture came to my mind. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself (Galatians 6:3). It takes a real man to know what he can and cannot do and then give honor to the One who can do what he cannot do.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Ifound an interesting article in the latest issue of Scientific American Mind. There are people who use trust in science as others use religious faith to cope with lifes uncertainties. New research suggests that religion provides a sense of meaning and comfort to believers and that some peoples faith in science may serve the same role. Findings suggest that it may be belief itself, regardless of content that helps people deal with adverse situations. This is a new idea for me and one Ill have to think about. Life South BloodmobileThe cold winds have finally begun to recede ... coats and sweaters are giving way to short sleeves and walking shorts. This makes donating a pint of blood every eight weeks so much easier! The Life South Bloodmobile will be stationed in the front parking lot of the OTOW Health and Recreation Center on Monday, March 3, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. awaiting your donation. Giving blood ... so easy to do, so much to gain. The pint you leave at the Bloodmobile can help save three other people ... children, women, or men. Life South welcomes regular and new donors every other month at OTOW. Its easy to be a donor. Bring along some proof that you are old enough to donate, register with one of the friendly staff, hop up on a seat, roll up a sleeve, let one of professional staff tend to you, select a beverage to drink as you donate, and relax for a while as you help save three lives. As you leave, you will receive a free gift, a delicious treat, a friendly smile and thank you, knowing you have done something really good...For yourself and for others. You can give blood every eight weeks. Become a regular. Feel better about yourself in the process! The following 17 donors braved the start of winter by stopping by the Life South Bloodmobile on Jan. 6. Ask them about their experience, then join them: Barbara Belz, Donnamarie Castellano, Richard Copeland, Susan Copeland, Robert Cura, Carol Deahl, James Hanford, Andrew Kirk, Diane Knox, William Kreppel, Nancy Ludvik, Stanley Magen, Barbara Nastally, Carol Recknor, Norman Recknor, Lois Reisinger, and Hazel Taylor.Travel ToppersWe are sorry to report that the Broadway production company will not be bringing the I Love Lucy show to Clearwater. However; the board is working on the spring brochure which should be out by early March with some new offerings. Despite our cold winter, you should start thinking ahead to our Mothers Day trip as it always fill up quickly. So make your plans now to join us at the Show Palace on Sunday, May 11 to see the classic musical The Wizard of Oz. Enjoy a delicious meal and the wonderful story of Dorothy, Toto and all the memorable friends they meet in Oz. Trip includes show, coach and tips for meal and driver. Reservations begin next Monday, Feb. 24. Call Alan Rickards at 352-390-3075 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations have begun for: La Cage Aux Follies at the Show Palace on Saturday, March 29 and for Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday, April 5. Call Mary Lamp at 352-854-9378 for La Cage and Pat Hood for Tampa Downs at 352-2378533 for any openings.American/Jewish ClubOn Sunday, Feb. 16, there was a talk by a Jewish bounty hunter! Phil Dole, who has many years of experience in the field both in the United States and in other countries, shared some of his tales with us. A bounty hunter is under a civil contract to a bail bondsman. He has to be licensed by the state after a background check. Most states license the bounty hunter to carry a firearm. Phil agreed that its a risky business.Lions ClubThe On Top Of The World Lions Club second annual Recycled Trashy Fashion Show tickets went on sale Feb. 3. They will be on sale Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 to 10 a.m. We are in the process of trying to sell tickets at the Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 per person, although if you preGet your arm ready for Bloodmobile visit OTOW June Roberta PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE24 Al Sickle 208-5664 000HFAA OUTSTANDING HOME DECORATED BEAUTIFULLY The new kitchen has laminate floors. New glass sliders and blinds in the Florida Room where you can look out and see the oranges on your own tree. Gorgeous tile in the livingdining room. Pretty bathrooms, computer room, fans in all areas, closets galore. Widened driveway, lovely front porch, and open cookout area in the backyard. Call me. I would love to show you through. This home is in a 55+ gated-golf community. Shopping, restaurants, hospitals, doctors, and service of all kinds close by. MLS #402908 Dot Baker 207-8399 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY CALL DOT FOR PRIVATE SHOWING ON TOP OF THE WORLD RESALES OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY February 23, 2014 1:00 to 2:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD RESALES 9269 SW 93RD CIR $95,000MLS#403191 Hanover Model Located in Providence, large backyard, ceramic tile in all wet areas, den can be converted to third bedroom, AC new 07, newer hot water heater. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, inside laundry, den, Florida Room, breakfast nook, galley kitchen, formal living-dining, 2 car garage, nicely landscaped. Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to OTOW thru entrance to L on 94 St to R on 96 Ct Rd to L on 93rd Cir. Home on Right. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Money and politicsThe United States political system is among the most anticompetitive of any Western democracy, due largely to the major parties deliberate efforts to exclude competitors. In recent decades, Republicans and Democrats have consolidated their control of the political system by enacting unnecessarily restrictive and discriminatory ballot-access laws and gerrymandering electoral districts, while stifling efforts to replace winner-take-all with a more democratic proportional representation scheme. It should be noted third-party and independent candidates historically have made valuable contributions by championing issues the major parties later adopted, including Social Security, a progressive income tax, the 40hour workweek and many other reforms. Until these political anticompetitive tactics are addressed, money, like water, will continue to flow where the Republicans and the Democrats want it to go to the detriment of the electorate. Gerard Chapdelaine Oak Run RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 0 Has there ever been a time when there was more chest pounding than today? It is a rare day in May when I get to the point of absolute frustration. These chest pounders do it for me all the time. I will admit that I do get aggravated at a few things and, to be quite honest, a few people. Aggravation is one thing, but frustration is quite a different thing. In fact, aggravation probably is good for a person. You can go mellow for so long and then you need something this stir up the soul and aggravation does it all the time. So, there is something good to be said about aggravation. On the other hand, I cannot think of anything good to say about being frustrated. Frustration means have come to the end of something, hopefully it is not my rope, and I do not know what to do next. Well, I might know what to do next, but it is against the law in every state I know. Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I went out to celebrate Valentines Day at a local restaurant. We do this occasionally just to break the routine and, if you do not tell anybody, I like to make fun of other people. When I was growing up a lot of people made fun of me. Turnabout is fair play, I always say. We were getting along most famously and enjoying our evening repast when I happened to overhear the conversation from the table behind us. I am not one to eavesdrop, but there are some situations words impossible not to eavesdrop. If I want to tell my wife something I do not want anybody else to hear, I say it in the car so nobody else can hear. That is a rule everybody should understand. I remember as a child whenever I got too loud in the house, my mother would always say, Use your indoor voice. Youre getting too loud. I was about to turn around and tell the people behind us to use their indoor voice. Then I heard what they were saying and turned up the listening volume. These people who believe in God just make me angry, the man said to his companion. People who believe in God these days must be crazy. I really was tempted to interrupt him at this point but I wanted to hear what else he had to say. Im not going to let anybody tell me what to do. I am the master of my own ship. Im the captain of my life and what I say goes. I have heard that line many times before. Usually, the people who use this line of argument are those who believe in evolution and in this case, this man probably did come from some monkey somewhere. There was a little lull in the conversation and I went back to my dinner and conversation at our table. Then I heard the guy behind me beat his chest and roar again. I am what I am today because of my determination and my strength and my knowledge. I can do anything I set my heart on. Nobody can get in my way. Me Tarzan, chest-pounders insane Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE11 FREE INTEGRA DRIVER with purchase of 2014 E-Z-GO Cart OCALA LOCATION ONLY Reconditioned E-Z-GO, 48v: A/C Drive Motor, 2 Passenger with Independent Front Suspension, Head Lights, Brake Lights, Turn Signals, Horn, Center Mirror, Standard Canopy Top, Full Rain Enclosure, Custom Colors Let us put you in the drivers seat. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com President Obama is encouraging us to compare ourselves to those who have more. Rather than using these people as examples of how to achieve success, he is telling us it is unfair and that he can bring fairness and prosperity. Political points may be scored, but it will not improve our standard of living. If Americans succumb to the politics of envy we will be less happy and poorer for it.Dr. Joseph J. Horton is professor of psychology at Grove City College and the Working Group Coordinator for Marriage and Family with The Center for Vision & Values. He is also a researcher on Positive Youth Development. HORTONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Star Spangled Banner, didnt became our National Anthem until 1931. It should be pointed out, a number of works were put forward to become our Nation Anthem, but of course, The Star Spangled Banner won out. When we hear The Star Spangled Banner as our National Anthem in movies or TV shows, depicted in any time period before 1931, theyre inaccurate. Its interesting the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, was written while Fort MHenry was being bombarded by the British Royal Navy, and when the song was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, it was put to music by a composer from Great Britain. Quite ironic, dont you think? I must close with this thought. Our National Anthem is so beautiful, yet, the most abused piece of music since it was adopted as our National Anthem. Just because a singer has a public name doesnt mean they can sing. Most cant. I agree with many opinions, that our National Anthem should be played by a band at public functions. This would eliminate the abuse of The Star Spangled Banner, and, Long May It Wave. Bill L. Ford Oak RunTrauma thanksWe are writing to thank Ocala Regional Medical Center and the 911 EMTs for exemplary care given to my husband Jan. 2-4, 2014, On Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2, my husband Paul fell from a ladder at our lodge in the Ocala National Forest, not far from Eureka. I heard the ladder fall from another part of the house and discovered him lying face down on a wooden deck, unconscious and bleeding copiously from his left eye and nose. Though it took between 45-60 minutes before the EMT and fire truck were able to find us, the 911 operator stayed on the line with me the entire time, and kept me sane and calm. The EMTs were quick, efficient, kind, and compassionate. Paul sustained a traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures to his left shoulder and left face. Five and a half weeks later, he is nearly 100 percent. As Christians, we attribute his rapid and near complete recovery to prayer, but also the great fortune of being attended to by the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the Ocala Regional Medical Center. I dont remember all the names of those individuals who helped, but here is a partial list: Dr. Ahumada and Dr Karuppiah consulted during the admission. Dr. Joshua Hagan was attending; Dr. Robert Browning also did rounds; Mike and Stacey were Trauma Unit nurses; Jonathan and Paul were the LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 PTs. These professionals were compassionate, patient, professional, and clearly explained what had happened, what they were doing, and what we could expect. The residents and visitors of Marian County are fortunate, indeed, to have such an incredible Trauma Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Paul and Cathy Schmidt Clearwater, FloridaLegalizing potHeres one for those who want to legalize recreational amounts of marijuana. On Sunday, Jan. 4, 1987, two Conrail enginemen were assigned to move three freight locomotives from Baltimore, Maryland to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. As soon as they got the speed up to 60 mph, they lit a single marijuana cigarette and began sharing it. At Chase, Maryland, where their track merged with a passenger-train track, they got a signal to slow down to 45. Then one for 30, then one for 15. High on marijuana, they sped past those signals at 60. Then they got to a stop signal. They slammed on the emergency brake but, due to their high speed, slid into the switch and got stuck. Moments later an Amtrak train, going about 125 mph, sped around a curve and crashed into the stalled locomotives. The Amtrak engineer and 16 passengers were killed. One lousy recreational amount of marijuana and 17 people dead. How can we justify that? What do you say to the relatives of the 17 victims of recreational use of pot? Al Shumard Oak Run PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE10 fer to purchase a whole table that holds 10, it would be $150 and tickets must be purchased all together. If you live outside of On Top Of The World and would like to purchase tickets to our Recycled Trashy Fashion Show, you may contact Wendy Phillips at 352861-0820. Besides the fashions, we will also have a silent auction, and cash bar. June Roberta can be reached at 352-237-9208, or email jroberta@cfl.rr.com. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 Saturday, March 15 Y ard s ale to b enef it Ocala RelayA giant yard sale to support Relay for Life will take place on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Cascades, 1515 E. Silver Springs Blvd., east parking lot, in Ocala. The Ocala Relay for Life Teams will be having a community yard sale to raise much needed funds to benefit and support American Cancer Societys Relay for Life event and you are invited! The Ocala Relay For Life event will take place on May 2, when many individuals come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds that will be raised at the Community Yard Sale on March 15 will truly make a difference in the fight against cancer! Participation by the Ocala Relay for Life teams who will be selling their goods at the community yard Sale is free. Commercial vendors are invited and welcome to participate with donation to the Relay for Life. If you need more information about the community yard sale, or if you are a vendor interested in participating, please contact Linda Pisani by e-mail at lpisani@rigginslawfirm or by telephone at 352-4332400. If you need more information about the Relay for Life event, how to form a Relay for Life Team or to be a Relay for Life sponsor, please visit us online at www.relayforlife.org. Crossroads Sp anis h M inis try Ser v iceCrossroads Spanish Ministry is being relaunched under the direction of Pastors Carlos and Eileen Lopez on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. Come see what God is doing with this team in reaching the Spanish-speaking community in Ocala. The service will be translated into English.Friday, March 21 Perrys in concertThe Perrys have proven that they have what it takes to rise to the top of Southern Gospel music, and what a journey it has been for them. 40 years ago, gathered around a piano, the music began talented vocalists and musicians singing the moving lyrics of traditionally based songs and today they are some of the most recognizable voices in Southern Gospel. Blessed, with musical abilities and communication with others, this team reaches audiences with Christ at the heart of their ministry. Enjoy The Perrys In Concert on Friday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m., and be touched deeply by their music. This is a free concert. A Love Offering will be taken. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 22 Saddle Oak Club yard s ale.The annual Saddle Oak yard sale will be Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saddle Oak is on State Road 200, across from Heathbrook Publix. The yard sale will be in the clubhouse and on clubhouse grounds by all the community residents. Breakfast will be served with sandwiches and coffee. Lunch will be soup and sandwiches. There will also be a great bake sale.Saturday, April 19 Eas ter Eggstravag anzaThe excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday April 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised and divided out, with thousands of eggs on the property. There will be bounce houses, candy, food and drinks, with the gospel message being shared. Families are welcome. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, February 21, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Try to say as little as possible about the work youre doing through the end of the month. Then you can make your announcement and accept your well-deserved plaudits. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You face a more difficult challenge than you expected. But with that strong Taurean determination, you should be able to deal with it successfully by weeks end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Before you act on your feelings about that upcoming decision, it might be wise to do a little fact-checking You could be very surprised by what you dont find. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A recent workplace success can open some doors that were previously closed to you. On a personal level, expect to receive some important news from a longtime friend and colleague. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Put your wounded pride aside and do what you must to heal that misunderstanding before it takes a potentially irreversible turn and leaves you regretting the loss of a good friend. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) One way to kick a lessthan-active social life into high gear or rebuild an outdated Rolodex file is to throw one of your wellorganized get-togethers for friends and associates. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Getting out of an obligation you didnt really want to take on can be tricky. An honest explanation of the circumstances can help. Next time, pay more attention to your usually keen instincts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Use your Scorpion logic to push for a no-nonsense approach to a perplexing situation. This could help keep present and potential problems from creating more confusion. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A friends problem might take more time than you want to give. But staying with it once again proves the depth of your Sagittarian friendship and loyalty. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) The Sea Goat can benefit from an extra dose of self-confidence to unsettle your detractors, giving you the advantage of putting on a strong presentation of your position. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You might want to ask a friend or relative for advice on an ongoing personal matter. But be careful not to give away information you might later wish you had kept secret. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Use the weekend for a creativity break to help restore your spiritual energy. Once thats done, youll be back and more than ready to tackle whatever challenge you need to face. BY DR. JOSEPH HORTON Special to the CitizenI was excited when I learned that the parents of a student I knew produced a product my family used and enjoyed. His response to me was Yea, theyre getting rich off you. He was quite confused when I replied They should be. They make a very good product. If they are not getting rich, they are not good business people. The student expected me to be envious of his parents success rather than thankful for the product that met my familys needs better than anything else. In a free society, people get rich by providing goods and services people want at prices they are willing to pay. Yes, there are people like the founders of Solyndra who game the system and get rich from government favors. Still, most people who become rich do so by serving others, whether it be designing new computers or running a carpet installation business. President Obama has made the reduction of income inequality a key focus of his second term. Our president is promoting the politics of envy. We are told that some people have more than their fair share, and that only the government can make things more fair by taxing and regulating the successful. The losses of the rich are supposed to make the rest of us happier and better off. Since the president was inaugurated, middle-class incomes have fallen when adjusted for inflation. Five years of the Obama presidency with tens of thousands of new regulations and hundreds of billions of dollars of stimulus spending and tax increases on the wealthy have not helped middleincome families. This is not surprising. Remember President Clintons luxury tax? It was supposed to affect only the rich who bought things like yachts. The people who built yachts lost their jobs when the rich stopped buying luxuries. President Clinton was humble enough to allow the luxury tax to be repealed. Our current president is doubling down on more of what has failed and is prepared to use constitutionally dubious methods, circumventing the legislative branch, to do so. We do not need new savings accounts created by executive fiat so middle-income people can loan more money to the government. Savings Bonds already exist. We need more wealth creation. Contrary to what many pundits claim, wealth is good. Wealth is fresh fruits and vegetables in January, indoor plumbing, and MRI machines. Neither will raising the minimum wage improve the lot of those who earn it. People can only be paid what their labor is worth for a particular job in the current economy. Raising the minimum wage will increase automation, eliminating low-level jobs. Claiming otherwise for political support simply takes advantage of people while pretending to help. It is not by chance that the United States is a wealthy country. Yes, the government was involved in such things as building roads which have helped business. However, government does not have any resources of its own. Roads were built because productive people paid taxes to pay for them. We have become a wealthy country because for most of our history we have had relatively low taxes (when rates were high there were huge loopholes), limited regulation, the rule of law, and relatively little corruption. No one is arguing that there should be no government, or that no tax revenue should be collected. Limited government, however, provides the freedom for entrepreneurs to provide solutions to peoples problems and improve their lives. If our elected officials would in humility stop trying to engineer fairness, step back and let Americans create wealth, the middle class could thrive again. This past weekend, I spent a lot of time reading some obscene and vulgar material, including racial slurs, family insults and other derogatory items. Was I on a porn site? No, I was reading the Wells Report, the 114page document which summarized an investigation into the Miami Dolphins, Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, among others. For those who may not be aware of this case, last year in the middle of the NFL season, Martin, an offensive lineman and a starter for the Dolphins, was a rookie who suddenly left the team and checked himself into a hospital for psychological evaluation. Within hours, stories surfaced that Martin had been bullied, harassed and otherwise treated to insults from at least three teammates, the leader of whom seemed to be Incognito. It has to be noted that Martin is bi-racial and Incognito is white. After a while, the NFL commissioned an investigation into these allegations, and gave the law firm doing the report independent access to everything, including interviews with all the Dolphins, with Martin, and with the team hierarchy. That brought forth the report, which was issued last Friday. You only have to read the first 14 pages to get the gist of what was in it. Martin was repeatedly harassed by some of his teammates, and the insults went as far as joking about having sex with his sister and his mother. There were many texts available for the investigators to look at, including Martin to his family before this became public. When the story first broke, no one knew the seriousness of the charges, including a large number of commentators who just brushed it aside as the culture of the locker room. Now it appears it was a lot more than that. Its also reported that an assistant trainer of another nationality was also picked on, as was another player. This is not Incognitos first brush with controversy. All the way back to his days at Nebraska he was in trouble, and it has followed him through his NFL career. His lawyer says the Wells Report is patently false, and wants to know how they could get it so wrong. So far, hes the only one to come to Incognitos defense. Everyone is trying to figure out what will happen next. Some commentators have said that Incognito is through as an NFL player. They also feel that Martin will get another chance to play. Others feel that the Dolphins, who have started to clean house in the front office because they are no longer a contender, may have to make some coaching changes. Head Coach Joe Philbin has not been implicated, but could be collateral damage in the fallout. I first started looking up Floridas anti-hazing laws last summer, when the Miami Marlins had their rookies get crossdressed and when they jumped into a pool at Arizonas stadium. It did seem to be what most would say is good, clean fun, but I wonder how may rookies, deep down, resented the treatment of the more veteran baseball players. I found that Floridas laws against hazing seem to provide only to schools, not to the general workplace. That should change. The Legislature should expand anti-hazing laws to cover all workers in Florida, whether they are lowpaid hourly workers or highpriced professional athletes. Everyone deserves not to work in a hostile environment, even if its their first year in an organization. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and WestMarion Messenger. 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. The four words most associated with Tasers, the stun guns that are used to subdue rowdy suspects, were uttered at the University of Florida in 2007: Dont tase me, bro. A Taser was used on Andrew Meyer, who forced his way to a microphone to ask a question of then Sen. John Kerry, who was speaking at the Gainesville college. After yelling, Meyer was tased and was taken away by police. Tasers were in the news last week, and, frankly, we dont think the matter should have been publicized as widely as it was. A court in Delaware announced settlement of a patent infringement case in which the Taser company had sued another firm for producing similar stun guns. In the suit, Taser received the names of all agencies that bought the disputed stun guns. The Marion County Sheriffs Office was among them. The agency received a letter from the company and realized it had to stop using them. Now the sheriff is faced with the expense of buying new Tasers for deputies. In our way of thinking, this incident could have been handled with executive meetings. However, it became public last week, and now every criminal in Marion County knows that the deputies dont have stun guns of any type. If the matter had been handled quietly, the deputies could have continued to use the old stun guns until new ones are ordered. That way, no officer would be in extra danger. The purchase of new Tasers is going to be a small budget-buster, but it is an absolute necessity. The county needs to protect its officers. At Tuesdays County Commission, Chairman Carl Zalak said that officials are working to get a funding agreement to purchase Tasers. And we would also warn the Taser company that if any officer is injured because he didnt have a stun gun, they will be, were sure, facing massive lawsuits for not letting the deputies use the disputed stun guns while Tasers are being purchased. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Dont Tase me bro? Dont worry, crooks Expansion of anti-hazing laws needed The politics of envy for those who make money READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor PLEASESEEHORTON, PAGE9 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Star Spangled BannerThere has been much written about the singing or playing of the Star Spangled Banner, but no one has come forward with a factual account of its origin. So, having been a music major in college, I thought, during this time of Presidents Day Week, it would be nice to set the record straight. First, i would like to point out the first Assumed National Anthem was the song Chester, written by William Billings in 1797. Its actually a very beautiful, and lilting song, and people should look it up on-line and listen to it. It could be characterized as a true revolutionary song, with spirit. But, I know you just want the facts, so here goes. By the way some spelling is different from today, but its as it was spelled at the time of their writings. Francis Scott Key, (17891843) wrote a poem, on September 14, 1814, titled, Defence of Fort MHenry, after witnessing, the bombardment of Fort MHenry during the war of 1812, by the British Royal Navy. John Stafford Smith (17501836), a British composer, was born in the same year Johann Sebastian Bach died. In the 1770s, Smith wrote, The Anacreon Song (The Anacreon in Heaven) for the Anacreontic Society of Britton. At the conclusion of the war of 1812, the music of the Anacreonic Song was put together with the poem, Defence of Fort MHenry, which was by then, was changed to The Star Spangled Banner, a patriotic song, and destined to become our National Anthem. Its generally sung in the key of F Major. PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE9

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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com CF International Film Series. Series membership is $15 for individuals, $25 for dual membership and includes a bonus film each year. For information about membership, call 352-873-5808. The viewing is free at CF. For more information on the International Film Series, contact Joe Zimmerman at 352-854-2322, ext. 1233, or visit www.cf.edu/foundation/events/events.Mac users to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Burt Stephens will give a presentation on Producing YouTube Videos. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Wednesday, March 12 Concert choir performsThe Dallas Christian College Worship Arts Department presents its 2014 Kingdom Tour Program The Shepherds Voice, featuring the concert choir, mixed ensembles and True 2 Life drama troup, on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. This program based on John 10:27 will feature a message in drama plus a variety of gospel and contemporary Christian classics, performed by the 30 member Concert Choir. Join in this evening of music and fellowship. The concert is free and a love offering will be accepted. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.Saturday, March 15 Marion Landing Yard Sale The annual Marion Landing Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot. There will be more than 40 tables set up selling many interesting items. The Lifestyle Center is on SW 65th Avenue Road, just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace church. Free and open to the public. Mac user set workshopOcala Macintosh User Group Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. Phil Davis will present Quick Tips for Your Mac. Brian Voges topic is Using Siri on Your iPhone. Workshops are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Humanism series continuesThe Humanists of North Central Florida will offer the third lecture in a three part series. Humanism in the Seasons of Life will be presented in Cypress Hall at Master the Possibilities Education Center, 8415 SW 80th St. The talk by Chris Allen, president of the Humanists of Florida Association, will be Saturday, March 15, at 2 p.m. Allen is a life-long Humanist and a life member of both the Humanists of Florida Association and the American Humanist Association. He currently serves as the founding executive director of Hands on Orlando. HOO is a national role model for civic engagement through community-based volunteerism. It has served over 180,000 volunteers and more than 300 non-profit organizations, public schools, and parks. A former television news reporter, Allen covered thousands of news stories during his career. He is the recipient of numerous state and national journalism awards, including the Service to Children Award from the National Association of Broadcasters and two National Journalism Awards from the Scripps Howard Foundation. President Bill Clinton awarded Allen a Presidents Service Award Citation. He is a former Orange County Citizen of the Year. Allen is also the founder and captain of the Humanist lending team on Kiva, which makes loans available to the poor on a world-wide basis, and he manages the Super Heroes computing team on the World Community Grid. The talk is free and open to the public. The purpose of the Humanists of North Central Florida is to promote Humanism, a progressive life stance that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful lives capable of adding to the greater good. Contact Allie Gore at 352547-9670 for more information or visit www.Humanistsncfl.org. 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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, March 8 Pancakes at CrossroadsA Pancake Breakfast will be served on Saturday, March 8 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave. All-you-can-eat pancakes, with sausage and a drink for $5. Proceeds go to the Childrens MinistriesSt. Patricks day 5K run/walkUnited Way of Marion Countys high school youth program is hosting a St. Patricks Day 5K run/walk on Saturday, March 8, at 8 a.m. starting and ending at downtown square to benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $20 before Monday, March 3 and $25 afterward. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call Katrina Ganzler at 352-732-9696. Southern Express Big BandThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing a fund-raising concert for First Congregational Church (7171 SW State Road 200) on Saturday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.; refreshments provided by First Watch Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10, or may reserved in advance by calling the church office at 352-237-3035 (MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or Dave at 352-5986272. Please leave your name, contact information and number of tickets needed. Southern Express Big BandThe Southern Express 18-piece Big Band will be performing a fund-raising concert for First Congregational Church (7171 SW State Road 200) on Saturday, March 8 from 6-8 p.m.; refreshments provided by First Watch Cafe. Tickets will be available at the door for a donation of $10, or may reserved in advance by calling the church office at 352-237-3035 (MondayThursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or Dave at 352-5986272. Please leave your name, contact information and number of tickets needed. Sunday, March 10 Baritone bass singerThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Stephen Saxon, internationally recognized baritone/bass will sing your favorite classics, arias, show tunes and spirituals. Saxon has soloed on four continents; in national telecasts; for heads of state; under the maestri of Roberto Abbado, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Leonard Slatkin and with the Symphony or Orchestras in St. Louis, Minnesota, New York City, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tokyo, Japan, Caracas, Venezuela and Santiago, Chile. He has sung with the New York City, Washington and Orlando opera companies as well as dozens of performances at the Kennedy Center. He soloed in the premiere of Jacob Druckmans oratoria Vox Humana commissioned by the National Symphony. He has also sung Beethovens Ninth Symphony 36 times. Saxon is a founder and frequent soloist with the Gainesville Civic Chorus. He is Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics with the University of Florida. Carolyn Bailey Troupin is the piano accompanist. She has a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Florida. She is the president of the Gainesville Music Teachers Association. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, March 11 Film Series presents BuckThe College of Central Florida International Film Series will present Buck, a poignant documentary about acclaimed horse whisperer Buck Brannaman. The 2011 film, which is rated PG, will be shown Tuesday, March 11, at 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., and at 7 p.m. in Building 8, Room 110, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Directed by Cindy Meehl, Buck examines the life of Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become an expert in the interactions between horses and people. Brannaman became so skilled at communicating with horses that he traveled the country leading equine seminars. At the Appleton, viewers pay museum admission unless they are a museum member or a patron of the PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE7 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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Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Friday, Feb. 28 Genealogical seminarThe Marion County Genealogical Society will present a free seminar by Crista Cowan, Barefoot Genealogist, from Ancestry at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. Her topics are Five Things to Try at Ancestry, and Sharing Your Family Story. The seminar is at the Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For further information, contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840.Saturday, March 1 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276.Modern day Partridge FamilyWhat happens when you take 10 people, teach them to sing and play instruments, and put them on a stage performing several times a week? They become The Weaver Believer Survival Revival, AKA the modern day Partridge Family. Their music a unique mixture of bluegrass, southern gospel and country and their instruments, allow them to move in the different circles with a high energy, fast tempo, toetapping type of sound. This one of a kind family group, with their unique harmony, will present a performance not easily forgotten. Audiences of all ages are encouraged by their Spreading Gods Word Family Style. Join in this exciting free concert, presented by this award winning group, on Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. A Love Offering with be received. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.New event to help HabitatThe first ever Strawberry and Craft Festival is set for Saturday, March 1 in downtown historic Ocala. The event includes a craft show, free entertainment, a Kidzone and all things Strawberry and runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Habitat for Humanity, Marion County, Inc.Military retirees meetingThe American Military Retirees Association is proud to announce that an AMRA member is working toward forming an AMRA chapter in your local area. We are especially inviting all AMRA members within a 50-mile radius of Gainsville to attend the chapter organizational meeting which Jimmy Johnson is organizing to launch this chapter. Please join him.... and become a charter member. The meeting will be Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m. at the Pine Run clubhouse, 10379 SW 88th Terrace, Ocala, just off State Road 200 about one mile east of Walmart. For information, contact Johnson at 352-372-7041 or gainesvillejohnson@yahoo.comSunday, 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 non-member. 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. Phone is 352-237-3035.Saturday, March 8 Palm Cay garage saleThe Palm Cay Community on State Road 200 will be holding its community wide garage sales on March 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited. Upon entering the community, visitors will receive a map of the community showing residents who are hosting a sale. Visitors can also enjoy a hot dog luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse along with coffee and breakfast rolls from 8 to 10 a.m. More on Page 6 000H9XR ERA BIG SUN REALTY John & Brenda Haynes 237-4343 or 895-3027 Margaret Orlando 237-4343 Maryellen Cotten 266-4849 Dawn & Bob Perinchief 572-6119 Bill Aker 299-4571 Jim McIntyre 362-0788 Lynne Kampf 812-0557 Steve Rudminas 875-8310 Lori Kovalenko 502-0602 00091SZ EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor OPEN 7 DAYS www.bigsunrealty.com see our website for virtual tours 7454 SW SR 200 OCALA, FLORIDA 34476 1800-229-2943 ~ Toll-Free, (352) 237-4343 LOCATED ACROSS FROM HWY. 200 LOWES 000HEV8 NOW HIRING SALES ASSOCIATES FOR BUSY OFFICE Please contact John Haynes at 352-237-4343 or e-mail him at bigsunrealty@cfl.rr.com Marvin Brooks 989-3162 OPEN HOUSE 8880-D SW 94 ST. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! 2/2/1 VILLA Ready for the new owner to add their special touches. Eat-in kitchen, living & dining area combined, large master bedroom with W/I closet, covered patio, rocking chair front porch overlooks the wide tree-lined street. home is located close to golf-course, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS#402997/LBK/ELL . . . . . . $31,800 8880-D SW 94 ST. DIRECTIONS: OTOW Main Gate, (SW 99th Street), T/R SW 94th St., Home on Right. OPEN HOUSE 8703-D SW 94TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses THIS 2/2/2 EXPANDED VILLA offers a convenient split-bedroom plan, formal dining room, FL room under heat & air, plus a screened porch. All of that in a gated 55+ golf course community-just waiting for a new owner. Is that you? See it today. MLS#398223/DP/IRV . . $49,900 8703-D SW 94TH LANE DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 200 OTOW ent. (SW 99th Ave), T/R @ 85th Terr, T/L @ 94th Lane, home on R immediately after stop sign on 87th Avenue. CORNER LOT 2/2/2 VILLA This villa has a large kitchen overlooking the family rm., plus a Florida rm. under heat/AC. Living/dining rms. combined. Two baths and two bedrooms. Rocking chair porch on a tree-lined street. MLS#401968/LBK/LAN . . . . $58,900 8708-A SW 95TH LANE DIRECTIONS : SW SR 200 to OTOW Main Gate, T/R on SW 85th Terr., T/L on SW 95th Ln. Home on Left. OPEN HOUSE 8708-A SW 95TH LANE For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses LOOKING FOR ROOM-INSIDE & OUT? This 3/2/2 is for you! Featuring open floor plan w/family room, formal dining room, roomy living room, spacious master suite, screened porch & more. All this backing up to the greenbelt for extra room & privacy, and conveniently located within minutes to shopping, restaurants, & HWY 200 & I-75. MLS#402828/DP/MOH . . . . . . . . $139,500 COUNTRY CHARM with moder n conveniences 3/2 fully updated inside and out. Kitchen has custom cabinetry granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, engineered hardwood floors throughout. Master suite with sitting room/den/office, two barns and four paddocks, A/C replaced 2005, newer roof and siding. Screened-in front porch for kicking back and watching the clouds go by. MLS#402529/LK/BOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $289,900 EXCELLENT INVESTOR OPPORTUNITY New leaded-Completely remodeled throughout. MLS#403092/MB/GIL . . . . . . . . . . $39,750 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 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, convenient to shopping, bank, restaurants, etc. Golf cart included!! MLS#401787/LK/LAW . . . . . . $51,100 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 MOVE-IN READY TURN KEY Bring your toothbrush... 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 WELL-MAINTAINED exp. 2/2/1 with title everywhere exc. bedrooms, large Fl room, newer air, roof, appliances & windows. All doublepane windows & 2 solar tubes. MLS#393120/SR/SCH . . . . . . $29,900 A HOME TO ENTERTAIN all your friends in. A 23x25 lanai, 3/2/2 with extra galore. Oak cabinets, crown molding & many more. MLS#401972/MB/GAR . . . . $169,900 ONE-OF-A-KIND! EVERYTHING has been replaced in this awesome 2/2/1 (35 ft. garage) including: Plumbing, H&A, all appliances, kitchen cabinets, vanities, sinks & toilets in both baths, carpet, tile & laminate flooring, inside doors, storm door, garage door opener, recessed lighting, new paint throughout, the list goes on & on. Glass enclosed lanai, (NO MORE POPCORN CEILINGS EXCEPT THE GARAGE). MLS#397983/BH/CARP . . . . $64,500 WHATS NOT TO LOVE?!! Enter through the leaded glass door into a completely remodeled 3/2/2. Custom features include porcelain tile floors, kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops, sitting room off master bedroom and, best of all a media room with stereo surround sound. Just bring your popcorn! Fenced in backyard for you pups. MLS#398670/LK/THO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $204,500 BRING YOUR MOST DISCRIMINATING BUYER, you wont disappointed. Beautiful home, open floor plan no outside maintenance. MLS#402224/MB/HEN . . . . . . . . $187,900 BETTER THAN NEW with all the upgrades. Mr. Clean lives here. This stunning home is located in one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, living room, dining area, beautiful kitchen w/passthrough, glass-enclosed Florida room, screened in bird cage, no maintenance yard. MLS#395953/MB/GAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . $164,900 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. R oof replaced 2011, open patio in backyard, rocking chair fr ont porch overlooks the treelined street. G reat snowbird nest in desirable 55 plus community. F urniture list available at listing office. MLS#401683/LBK/FITZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $40,500 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 BRIGHT AND CHEERY 2/2/1 VILLA with neutral colors, eat-in kitchen, F lorida room off the kitchen, living & dining area combined with wood laminate flooring, master bedroom with W/I closet. S olar tubes in dining area and guest bath. AC replaced 2013, h ome Exterior painted three years ago. P arklike setting in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the wide tree-lined street. H ome is located close to golf-course, outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center & much more. MLS#396718/LBK/PRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,000 GREAT VALUE, end unit 2/2/1 villa, park-like view, screen porch, priced right. 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Not only did the U.S. invasion and occupation fail to bring a functional democracy to Iraq, neither U.S. forces nor the successive U.S.-backed Iraqi governments have been able to provide the Iraqi people with basic security. This has led many ordinary citizens to turn to armed sectarian militia[s] for protection. Zunes notes that much of Iraqs current divisions can be traced to the decision of U.S. occupation authorities immediately following the conquest to abolish the Iraqi army and purge the government bureaucracy both bastions of secularism and national identity thereby creating a vacuum that was soon filled by sectarian parties and militias. So, once again, arrogant American policymakers lumbered into a foreign country thinking they could remake it in their image apparently without knowing anything about the cultural or social context. This is hardly the first time, which is why Eugene Burdick and William Lederers 1958 novel, The Ugly American, still packs so much power. Horrific as the Iraq story is, consider whats happening today in Laos, in southeast Asia. The U.S. military bombed Laos from 1964 to 1973, during its war on Vietnam, to disrupt the Ho Chi Minh trail, the route for military personnel and equipment from North Vietnam to South Vietnam, which ran through Laos and Cambodia. According to the website Legacies of War, the U.S. dropped over 2 million tons of ordnance over Laos in 580,000 bombing missions, the equivalent of one planeload every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for 9 years. That would have been bad enough, but the U.S. govFriday, 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 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. Ocala 200 Lions hold yard saleThe 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 352-861-2730 or Lion Ralph Mills at 352-427-1217.Book sale for animal charityA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. Bring your aluminum cans for recycling. For information, call 352-291-1962.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.Monday, Feb. 24 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information, phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet on Feb. 24 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. The speaker will be Linda Martin, who will discuss Hospice Services. All retired or semi-retired RNs who wish to attend please call Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 for reservations. 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. Come and enjoy her talk.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. Visit one or several information sessions. 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 352-6249291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. More on Page 5Friday, February 21, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, February 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 General Manager John Murphy (352) 563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads : Deadline for display advertising : Tuesday 2 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Dunnellon, but publication of items not e-mailed may be delayed. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Member of the Community Papers of Florida Community calendar COMMENTARY The Lethal Legacy of U.S. foreign intervention BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenAmericans seem to believe that once the U.S. military exits a foreign country, its moral accountability ends. But the deadly consequences and culpability continue long after the last soldier leaves. Take Iraq, which the U.S. military left at the end of 2011 (though not before President Obama pleaded with the Iraqi government to let some American forces remain). Violence is flaring in Iraq, as Sunni Muslims, fed up with the oppressive, corrupt, U.S.-installed and Iran-leaning Shia government, have mounted new resistance. Not our responsibility, most Americans would think. The U.S. troops are long gone, so our hands are clean. Not so fast, says University of San Francisco Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes. The tragic upsurge of violence in Iraq in recent months, including the temporary takeover of sections of two major Iraqi cities by al-Qaida affiliates, Zunes writes, is a direct consequence of the repression of peaceful dissent by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad and, ultimately, of the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation. He goes on, The U.S.-backed Iraqi regime is dominated by sectarian Shia Muslim parties which have discriminated against the Sunni Muslim minority. The combination of government repression and armed insurgency resulted in the deaths of nearly 8,000 civilians last year alone. But can the United State really be responsible? Wasnt Iraq a terrible place before the 2003 U.S. invasion, devastation, and occupation? Iraq was certainly ruled by a bad man, Saddam Hussein, who repressed the majority Shia, but also mistreated Sunnis. Yet Iraq was not plagued by sectarian violence before the U.S. military arrived. Until the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation, Iraq had maintained a longstanding history of secularism and a strong national identity among its Arab population despite sectarian differences, Zunes writes. 000HFBS 7103 A N. Carl G. Rose Hwy., Hernando 1/2 mile West of Hwy. 491 (2 miles S. Withlacoochee River, left-hand side) 352 344-0027 Samanthas Bring this ad for 10% Off Breakfast & Lunch NEW HOURS: Closed Monday Tues.-Wed. 8am-4pm Thurs.-Sun. 8am-7pm, Dinner Served 000HFFB Come See Us! Home of $100 Burger 1/2 lb. 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(352) 237-3347 Caregiver/Aide/ Companion/Errands /Transportation Beth 352-861-9548 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 dren and teenagers to worry about. David Tillman, representing the developer, said that there is a need for working class homes in the area. Hoffman also complained about current egress from Countryside onto State Road 200. He said that sometimes, instead of being able to make a left turn, people have to make a right and go to the next light (at 95th) and make a U-turn. Another man said that Coming out of our driveway at certain times of the day can be thrilling. In the end, a motion by Commissioner Kathy Bryant to approve with an eight-foot wall and a 30foot buffer, and with burning during land clearing only on the west end of the property, was approved. The PUD must come back before the commission before anything is finalized. At that time the public will have another chance to voice its opinions. ZONINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 John Jack Coppolino Oak RunJohn Jack Coppolino of Oak Run passed away peacefully Feb. 14, 2014. Survived by his loving wife and best friend of 52 years, Marilyn; daughter, Cindy; and sons, John and Kevin; eight grandchildren; and one greatgrandson; sisters, Josephine Marchese and Joan Davis; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful companions, Cappy and Marley. The Funeral Mass will be at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, followed by a memorial reception at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in S.W. Ocala from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jacks memory can be made to the American Kidney Fund (www.kidneyfund.org). Edward O. Kulp, 84 Oak RunEdward O. Kulp, 84, of Oak Run, died Feb. 6, 2014. He was born in Camden, N.J., June 27, 1929. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1967 as a senior master chief. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann Kulp. Service will be at Queen of Peach Church, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. OBITUARIES Read the classifieds her pants down and had sex with her in a wooded area behind a community center in the Marion Oaks area. A witness told detectives the juvenile victim met Polycarpe on Facebook. Apparently, Polycarpe goes by the moniker Majesty in the social media world. During an interview, Polycarpe admitted to having consumed alcohol with the victim and having sex with the juvenile victim. If you know anything about Polycarpes activities involving children, you are urged to call your local law enforcement agency. Phone anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. Polycarpe is in the Marion County Jail with a bond of $45,500. He is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery; lewd and lascivious conduct; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. A vendor at the flea market on Northwest 44th Avenue says that on Sunday a wireless router and a tablet were stolen from his booth. The victim told deputies he was stocking material and had put the items on the table in front of his booth. When he returned later they were gone. He said he did not see anything suspicious, nor did other vendors in the area. He says he has canceled service on the router. Deputies are also investigating a burglary on Northwest 67th Lane. In the burglary, a flat screen television was taken. SHERIFFCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Sylvan Learning celebrates NEAs Read Across America Day with tips to encourage childrens love of reading In the month of March, Sylvan Learning locations across the country, including Sylvan Learning located in Ocala, will join the nations parents, children and educators to observe the largest annual celebration of reading in the nation. In celebration of Dr. Seusss birthday, the National Educational Association (NEA) hosts Read Across America Day on March 3. The annual observance serves as a yearly opportunity for families to put reading front and center in a childs life. Its a day when parents can help children discover how reading can transport them to places of fun, adventure and learning just as surely as TV, Internet or video games. Children whose primary exposure to reading occurs at school rather than at home may associate reading with work rather than pleasure, said Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala. Read Across America Day provides an ideal chance for parents to introduce reading as the enjoyable, entertaining activity that it can be. And of course, numerous studies have shown that the more reading a child does at home, the more it enhances that childs performance at school. However, reading is more than a oneday event. Thats why Bishoff is offering these five simple tips to help families ensure their children establish a lifelong relationship with the written word. Be a role model. Seeing is believing. Letting your child see you read on a regular basis is far more effective in conveying the importance of reading than telling them to do so. Be prepared to discuss what you are reading, and encourage children to ask questions about it. If you want them to read, read to them. Schedule a regular story time when you can sit quietly with your child, enjoy a book together and establish a direct parent-to-child reading connection. Turn the tables. Sharing reading with your child should be a two-way experience. Help your child choose an age-appropriate book and have them read aloud to you as well. Help them through any challenging words. Ramp up the reading level gradually to keep the process interesting and challenging. Give them a window into your own childhood. The true childrens classics last forever. Tell them about your favorite books when you were their age and make those books available for them to explore. Read them again together, then discuss the stories and compare your favorite parts. Change Screen Time to Reading Time. Prioritize reading as a free-time activity on a tablet instead of playing a video game or watching TV. Download an audio book or a series of e-books for your childs leisure reading. While these tips can be helpful, the real key is to apply them with consistency, said Bishoff. Reinforcing reading as a lifelong activity also means reinforcing its importanceeven as a fun activityon a daily basis. And taking the work out of reading is one of the most important steps in furthering a childs academic success. For additional tips and resources, please contact Linda Bishoff of Sylvan Learning located in Ocala at 352-6226284, learning@sylvanocla.com, or http://tutoring.sylvanlearning.com/ocala Ways to inspire children to read Events at VFW Post 4781Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 until 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a fish fry on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every Month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor chicken wings and/or shrimp baskets every first and third Friday of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the Canteen provided by: Feb. 21 Timeless and Feb. 22 Mr. October. Music is playing each night from 7 to 11. Lunches are available Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu varies. Enjoy Philly Cheese Steaks every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary will be having a soup and salad lunch on Sunday, Feb. 23 starting at 1:30 p.m. There will be eight different soups to choose from. For a $5 donation you can come out after Church and have lunch with us. Correction: Saturday, March 8, hand cut 10-ounce rib eye steak char grilled to your order. Includes baked potato, roll w/butter, salad, vegetable and dessert. Donation $13. Tickets are presold only. Tuesday, March 4, there will be Life Line Screening Preventive Health Tests at the Post. You must schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-792-8479 or visit WWW.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners. ernment dropped cluster bombs, which are made up of many so-called bomblets, about 30 percent of which did not explode immediately: At least 270 million cluster bomblets were dropped as part of the bombing campaign; approximately 80 million failed to detonate. Data from a survey completed in Laos in 2009 indicate that UXO [unexploded ordnance], including cluster bombs, have killed or maimed as many as 50,000 civilians in Laos since 1964 (and 20,000 since 1973, after the war ended). Over the past two years there have been over one hundred new casualties each year. About 60% of accidents result in death, and 40% of the victims are children. Boys are particularly at risk. [Emphasis added.] Thus, 40 years after Americas war of aggression against the people of Southeast Asia, American munitions continue to kill people. 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BRIEFS New columnist for Oak Run News Laura Smith will become the new columnist for news articles from Oak Run clubs, organizations, etc. She will begin with the issue of March 7. Items for that date should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 28. She replaces Carol Wheeler. Her email address is csjtpq@deccacable.com. INDEX Bookmark..............................21 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................30 Cranes Corner.....................15 Oak Run.................................19 Opinion....................................8 OTOW.....................................22 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................18 Puzzles...................................25CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 39 www.smcitizen.com Countryside residents lose at hearing BY JIM CLARK EditorResidents of Countryside Farms showed up in force at Tuesdays zoning portion of the County Commission meeting, but their major wish was not granted in the creation of PUD zoning for property adjacent to their development. The commissioners approved the zoning of a north portion of the land located off State Road 200, across from OTOW. The north and east sides of the zoning request border on Countryside. This parcels fate has been bouncing around for years, and the main concern of the residents nearby was that suddenly the project has become an open development, as opposed to a 55 and over community. The southern portion of the parcel, a separate PUD, was approved in 2008 as a 55 and over area, but developers said they will come back to the board to change that so that anyone of any age can live there. The northern part will have 137 units, for a total of 235 on the property. Access to the parcel will come from an entrance on 200 and, in a late move, from an entrance to the southwest of the parcel, creating two exits. Objections from Countryside owner ranged from the planned fence and wall to serve as a buffer, to the original plan of having only one exit to 200. These were both resolved, with the motion for approval calling for an eight-foot wall on the entire east and north sides. The developer had originally wanted a lower wall, and only a chain link fence where the retention pond is located the northeastern end of the property. It was, however, the lack of an age limit that stirred the Countryside residents. Many have horses, and were afraid of children climbing the wall to interfere with the horses in the neighborhood. Others have swimming pools, and the safety issue, again concerning wandering children, concerned them. Larry Hoffman, vice president of the Countryside Farms Homeowners, spoke with the blessing of several of his constituents in the audience, emphasizing that it had originally been advertised as being for those 55 and older. He said with a 55 and over development, you have fewer chilZoning OKd in 2008 for adult community ignored as county approves part of PUD This is a conceptual drawing of the entire development. The wall on the right now goes all the way down, and the area marked fence is now a continuation of the wall. The exit at the southwest (bottom left) was recently added. PLEASESEEZONING, PAGE3 BY JIM CLARK EditorA PUD zoning request called Ocala Crossings on the countys agenda was given approval by the County Commission Tuesday afternoon, but there are still questions to be answered. The proposed development, whose PUD requests were divided into North and South, first faced little organized opposition in the North portion. The area being considered is north of Hammett Bowen Elementary School, and the intersection of 95th Street and 49th Avenue Southwest. Plans have already been made to extend 49th Avenue north into this proposed development, and it would divide the North and South PUD requests. Much discussion centered around a buffer between the development and a nearby property owner. There is a proposal that a driveway would run between the homeowners land and the development. That driveway would connect with a back entrance to the elementary school, and would only be used as an access road to the school. Presumably, the school would lock its gates after school so there would be no access. Some feel the driveway is necessary to lessen bus traffic entering the school from 95th Street, especially after the road is widened and an interchange is constructed to the east with Interstate 75. Also discussed was the developers proposed 10-acre park site, which some officials felt was too small. The conceptual plan was approved but those issues still have to be worked out. Then came discussion of the South request, and that was far more lively. One woman who said her property was adjacent to the proposed driveway said she didnt want to hear school buses at 5:30 in the morning.After much discussion of the type of buffer, it was agreed that work on the buffer would proceed, but that otherwise the project would get approval. Commissioner Stan McClain reminded the applicant, We have the final say. Glenn Johnston of Southwest 90th Street closed out the comments saying, I( would like to maintain as much of my privacy as I can. Plan near 49th Avenue, Hammett Bowen still faces scrutiny BY JIM CLARK EditorSomeone was look for bread in a local bread store, and found some, only it was the green kind and it wasnt his. Marion County deputies are investigating a break-in at the Flowers Bread store in the 6000 block of State Road 200. A clerk opening the store found a broken window, and a safe was open and about $150 was missing. A local man who hangs around the store a lot, according to the clerk, was questioned about an unrelated matter, but no arrest was made. The Sheriffs Office in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted a month long interdiction operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms shipped through the U.S. Mail destined for Central Florida. The operation ran from Jan. 13 to Feb. 12, and involved numerous law enforcement agencies throughout Central Florida. The Marion County Sheriffs Office Tactical Investigations Unit and Interdiction Unit assisted Postal Inspectors in locating suspicious inbound packages at post offices throughout Marion County and then conducted investigations to determine their contents and identify the drug distributors. During the operation, 20 drug parcels were discovered and an assortment of drugs were recovered to include cocaine, marijuana, synthetic marijuana, prescription medication, and ingredients to make Molly. Twelve suspects were arrested on various drug and weapons charges and five firearms were taken as evidence, three of which were stolen. Diamond L. Polycarpe, 19, of Ocala is in jail facing numerous charges related to the sexual assault of a child. A case concerning Polycarpe was developed when detectives learned that the victim was being treated for alcohol intoxication. It was learned that suspect Polycarpe had given the 13-year-old victim liquor out of a blue bottle. Also, the victim told detectives Polycarpe pulled Burglar gets some bread from store ... but its not the eating kind PLEASESEESHERIFF, PAGE3 Polycarpe Murder suspect kills himself in DunnellonA New Hampshire man wanted for murder in North Carolina was located in a Dunnellon motel on Friday, Feb. 14, but apparently killed himself before he could be taken into custody. According to the Sheriffs Office, they were contacted by the Cary, North Carolina, Police Department in reference to a homicide suspect by the name of Eric Engle, 43, of Duham, New Hampshire, who was possibly in Marion County. Engle had contacted a family member and confessed to a murder of an elderly man in Cary, and was now staying at the Anglers Resort in Dunnellon. The Dunnellon Police Department, along with the Marion County Sheriffs Office SWAT team, coordinated efforts and surrounded room 3 of the resort. 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