South Marion citizen

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
South Marion citizen
Physical Description:
Unknown
Publisher:
Citrus Pub. ( Ocala, Florida )
Publication Date:

Record Information

Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
System ID:
UF00100091:00200


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text

PAGE 1

BRIEFS Camelot auditions setOpen auditions for the classic musical Camelot will be held Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at Ocala Civic Theatre. In long-ago England, noble King Arthur and his beautiful Queen Guenevere reign over the peaceful land of Camelot with its royal ideals of chivalry, honor, and justice. When fame of Arthurs legendary Knights of the Round Table reaches France, gallant Lancelot, the perfect knight, heeds its call but the serenity of the kingdom is threatened when Lancelot and Guenevere unexpectedly fall in love. The gorgeous score features songs like If Ever I Would Leave You, I Loved You Once in Silence, How to Handle a Woman, The Simple Joys of Maidenhood, The Lusty Month of May, Cest Moi, and What Do the Simple Folk Do? Magical and merrily medieval, full of regal romance and heroic deeds, the enchanting tale of Camelot shines a glorious light on the Dark Ages in this timeless musical. There will be an optional pre-audition on Sunday, March 23 at 6 p.m. This is a valuable opportunity for those who need help finding or choosing an audition song, or may have additional questions about the show, auditions, or rehearsal process. An accompanist will be provided, and songbooks will be available for perusal for those who do not already have a song and sheet music prepared. It is only necessary to attend one night of auditions, either Monday, March 24 or Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. Newcomers and theatre veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare 1620 bars of a musical INDEX Bookmark..............................26 Calendar...................................4 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................29 Oak Run.................................14 Obituary...................................3 OTOW.....................................21 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................23 Puzzles...................................25CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 43 www.smcitizen.com43~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorAnti-dog tethering residents peppered the Marion County Commission with complaints about the commissioners silence during a previous meeting when a public hearing was proposed, and they came away with the scheduling of a public hearing. That hearing probably will be at the next Commission meeting, which someone in the crowd noted is April Fools Day. Commissioners tried to explain the silence that greeted the motion at the March 4 meeting when David Moore made the motion to advance to a public hearing on the recommendations of a panel that had been appointed by the commission. Several said they simply did not have enough information at the time. Chairman Carl Zalak pointed out that the way it works under rules of order, a motion has to be made and seconded, and then there is discussion. Since there was no second, there could be no discussion, he said. That didnt satisfy some of the people in the audience, some of whom carried signs and sat in the front row. The laminatedtype signs created such a glare that Commissioner Kathy Bryant at one point had to ask them to tilt the signs down away from the lights, which they did. Among the comments that were stated before commissioners revealed they were still considering action was a question: Was the Blue Ribbon panel simply to buy time in an election year? Other comments were You turned your backs on hundreds of suffering dogs, and finally, If you dont support it, at least tell us why. That led to Zalak explaining the lack of a second. He had put the issue on the agenda for later in the meeting, but moved it up for the discussion to take place. There were a couple of people who spoke against the law. Roger Knechtel, a regular speaker at meetings, called it unenforceable, and said it would be up to neighbors to turn people in. There was another one who tried that in the 1930s, he said, in a reference to Hitler. After the people spoke, Bryant said she felt confident in moving forward. Commissioner Stan McClain said he was willing to go to the public hearing and discuss other possibilities. Commissioner Earl Arnett said at the March 4 meeting he had not seen the report, and therefore did not vote for the public hearing. He said he was open to the public hearing but added, As it was presented in apparently would not pass. Finally at the end of the meeting, Henry Munoz of Marion Oaks commented that he wished there would be more emphasis on educating children instead of taking up for the poor dogs. He also noted, You cant legislate morality. Tethering ban gets a new life BY JIM CLARK EditorU.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, a Republican Congressman who represents portions of Marion County, attacked leadership of both major political parties during a Town Hall meeting Monday at West Port High School. Yoho said that President Obama should be impeached, but that the Republican leadership in the House, led by Speaker John Boehner, would not bring it to the floor because its an election year. Its very frustrating. Yoho has already drawn three opponents, including Howard Lawson of Dunnellon, who is listed as having no party affiliation, and Democrats Aquasia Johnson McDowell of Orlando and Marihelen Wheeler of Gainesville. As of this week, no other Republicans have filed to run. District 3 runs from the Georgia line to the Ocala area. It does not reach the Orlando area. Speaking in front of a generally friendly crowd, Yoho said one man from Nevada has chosen not to bring some bills up in the Senate that the GOP House favors. He was referring to Harry Reid, and expressed hope that Nevada voters would replace him. When asked about cyber security, he said, The country I served as a young man is not the country I serve today. He blasted Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked government secrets, despite the fact that some in the audience answered patriot when he asked if people though Snowden was a patriot or a traitor. Snowden is a traitor. He sold our country out. He is a grave threat to our national existence. He said that as a representative, he has seen some documents that have not been made public or that he could not go into detail commenting on. He said that if people had seen what he saw, there would be no doubt about Snowden. He said that we have to assume that Russia now knows everything. When you go to the enemy and tell them everything well, not in my book. He said there has been a filing to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder for lying under oath, but that the leadership would not move it forward. He also called Obama more brazen and said we need to stop his overreaching. One man stood up near the end of the meeting and asked that if Obama would be impeached, What would we get, referring to Vice President Joe Biden. He was shouted down by the crowd. At West Port town meeting, Yoho blasts Obama, Boehner PHOTO BY JIM CLARKU.S. Rep. Ted Yoho at West Port High School. Celebrating at the lanesThe Cherrywood Bowlers held a St. Patricks party at their bowling location. No world if the luck of the Irish improved their scores. PLEASESEECAMELOT, PAGE3 Continuing historic steps to ensure all Florida children have the opportunity to succeed, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart Monday announced a new test has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The new assessment will measure each childs progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input, said New test chosen to replace FCAT PLEASESEETEST, PAGE3 000HJ34

PAGE 2

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SIEMENS Introducing the new Orion Platform, with a screaming fast processor, new compression architecture and a frequency response out to 10 kHz. Channel Water Resistant Digital Reprogrammable Wireless Programs It Has Tinnitus Therapy Built In 000HG8Y 000HG8Y *Must have Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance for free hearing aid. Subject to insurance policy. Only. W.A.C. 12 month term. OCALA EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW COLLEGE RD, STE 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93RD CT. RD. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. SUNCOAST BLVD (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. GULF TO LAKE HWY 1/2 mile east of Walmart LARGO 727-531-7500 3690 EAST BAY DRIVE, LARGO, FL 33771 PALM HARBOR 727-531-7500 34838 US HWY. 19, PALM HARBOR, FL 34684 NEW LOCATIONS IN PINELLAS COUNTY M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed The All New Orion BTE 877-283-6352 Bigger Inventory, Better Deals. Only at Palm Chevy in Ocala 2300 SW College Road, Ocala, FL www.PalmChevrolet.com ... and its the lease we can do. TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE EXTRA. PRICES INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE INCENTIVES, NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY FOR ALL INCENTIVES. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. EQUIPMENT ON ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY DIFFER FROM PHOTO. $10,000 DISCOUNT APPLIES TO RETIRED LOANER 2014 SILVERADO Z-71, #E5013. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. LOW-MILEAGE LEASE EXAMPLE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES. $2799 DUE AT SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERS*, PLUS T AX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.25/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. LOW-MILEAGE LEASE EXAMPLE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES. $2379 DUE AT SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERS*, PLUS TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.25/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. New 2014 Chevy Cruze LT New 2014 Chevy Malibu LT $ 159btn fr btn $ 189btn fr btn starting at $ 12,490 #E0166 CHEVY SPARK starting at $ 19,975 #E0816 New 2014 CHEVY MALIBU starting at $ 22,596 #E5189 CHEVY EQUINOX starting at $ 31,999 #E5078 CHEVY SILVERADO All-Star Edition CHEVY TRUCK MONTH Bigger & Better at Palm Chevy! Bigger & Better at Palm Chevy! CHEVY TRUCK MONTH #E0149 #E4012 New 2014 New 2014 8 IN STOCK CHEVY SPARK New 2014 CHEVY MALIBU New 2014 New 2014 CHEV Y EQUINOX New 2014 New 2014 CREW CAB LT V-8 CHEVY SILVERADO I-75 TO EXIT 350 save $10,000 off 2014 models ABOUT ONE MILE EAST ON HWY. 200 350 75 200 OCALA ...its the Palm Chevrolet Way! STORE HOURS MON-FRI 9AM-8PM SAT 9AM-7PM

PAGE 3

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Alan White, 72 OcalaMr. Alan R. White, 72, of Ocala, passed away at his residence March 15, 2014. Alan was born in New York, N.Y., Jan. 20, 1942, to parents, Frederick and Thelma (Page) White. Alan served in the US Air Force in Korea. He was an accomplished mechanic and was a Florida resident since 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill White. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Raenette M. White; brother, Donald White and wife, Amy; sister, Thelma Ann Fran Weigand and husband, Bill; and sister-in-law, Ann Marie White. The family will have a celebration of Als life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, 352-8542266. OBITUARY theatre song that best shows your range. Bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided, or bring an accompaniment CD without vocals. A short piece of choreography will be taught for a simple movement portion of the audition. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no sandals or flipflops). If you are called back, you will be asked to read from the script, and you may be asked to sing again. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre for a separate appointment. CAMELOTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Camelot is directed by Katrina Ploof. Music director is Carolyn Blakeslee. Rehearsals will be held at the Theatre beginning Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 21 public performances of Camelot from May 15 through June 8. For more information, call the box office at 352-236-2274. Performing live on stage is a unique experience. Open auditions offer a great opportunity to join a grand tradition! Continuing historic steps to ensure all Florida children have the opportunity to succeed, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart Monday announced a new test has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The new assessment will measure each childs progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input, said Stewart. This assessment supports our new standards, which emphasize flexibility for teachers to make their own decisions in classrooms while preparing our students to analyze and think. The selection of our new assessment tool is a critical step forward. Florida students will be assessed on their knowledge of the Florida Standards, which will prepare them for success in college, careers and in life, said State Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand. In August 2013, Governor Rick Scott convened the states top education leaders and bipartisan stakeholders to discuss the sustainability and transparency of the states accountability system in a three-day accountability summit. Using input from the summit, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 13276, which initiated Floridas departure from the national PARCC consortium as its fiscal agent, to ensure that the state would be able to procure a test specifically designed for Floridas needs without federal intervention. TESTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Read the classifieds Offer Ends March 31, 2014! 888-512-7256 Toll Free palmkia.com *ALL LEASES ARE LOW-MILEAGE LEASES FOR WELL-QUALIFIED LESSEES. TO BE CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL PROMOT IONS, TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE EXTRA. PRICES INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE INCENTIVES, NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY FOR ALL INCENTIVES. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.20/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. EQUIPMENT ON ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY DIFFER FROM PHOTO. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. SEE DEAL ER FOR DETAILS. PALM KIA OF OCALAS JUST GOT BETTER! GET YOUR PRICE, PAYMENT, AND TRADE VALUE IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS AND SAVE THOUSANDS RED TAG SALE DURING OUR *36 MO./36,000 LEASES. TO BE CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL ADVERTISING, ALL DUE AT SIGNING FIGURES EXCL UDE TAX, TAG, TITLE, AND $699 DOCUMENTATION FEES, WHICH ARE EXTRA AND WILL ALSO BE DUE AT LEASE INCE PTION. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT ON VEHICLE SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL; NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY. TERMS ON MOST POPULAR VERSIONS OF EACH MODEL: SOUL BASE AUTOMATIC: MSRP=$17,695.00; RESIDUAL=$11,147.85; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$6,444. SOUL BAS E = LOWER RESIDUAL/SOUL BASE PLUS AUTO = HIGHER RESIDUAL. OPTIMA BASE AUTO. : MSRP=$22,300; RESIDUAL=$13,157.00; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$6,804. BOTH UPGRADE OPTIMAS = HIGHER RESIDUA LS. 12,000 MILES/YEAR LEASE. 20 CENTS PER MILE FOR MILES OVER 36,000. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. PAYMENTS ON SIMILAR MODELS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DUE TO OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT. **T O ACHIEVE THESE PAYMENTS, ONE MUST QUALIFY FOR EITHER OWNER LOYALTY OR COMPETITIVE BONUS OF $500; NO T ALL WILL QUALIFY. SORENTO: MSRP=$24,995; RESIDUAL=$13,747.25; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$8,604. BOTH UPGRA DE SORENTOS = HIGHER RESIDUALS. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. $ 169 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#31422 RIO LX PER MO. $ 179 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#C3422 FORTE LX PER MO. $ 229 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#42222 SPORTAGE LX PER MO. $ 249 NEW KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#73222 SORENTO LX PER MO. 000HOTQ SAVE HUGE $$$ AT PALM KIAS $ 179 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#B1512 SOUL PER MO. $ 189 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1850 DOWN MDL#53222 OPTIMA LX PER MO. 2015 Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons Swinson Chiropractic & Total Health Center 840-0444 Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons Open M-F, Sat. by Appt Medicare and most insurance accepted Dr. D. L. Swinson Chiropractic Physician 000HOQO Neck & Back Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Pinched Nerves/ Numbness Migraines/Headaches Neck & Back Pain Neck & Back Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Pinched Nerves/ Pinched Nerves/ Numbness Numbness Migraines/Headaches Migraines/Headaches Low Back & Leg Pain Disc Problems Joint Pain Dizziness Auto Injuries Low Back & Leg Pain Low Back & Leg Pain Disc Problems Disc Problems Joint Pain Joint Pain Dizziness Dizziness Auto Injuries Auto Injuries *Massage Therapy Available MM13191 *Decompression Therapy Available In Pain? We Will See You Today! School & Sports Physicals Exam & X-Ray for only $19.95 $110 value YOUR EVALUATION INCLUDES : Consultation with the Doctor, Complete examination, X-Rays (if necessary), Report of all the Doctors findings (OUR NO RISK POLICY) The patient & any person responsible for payments, has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a re sult of & within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service examination or treatment. NP only. Not valid for PI or WC. May not be applied toward existing accounts. Expires 4/11/14 Must present at first visit PERM, CUT PERM, CUT & STYLE & STYLE $ 54 95 $ 54 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 $ 63 95 $ 63 95 COLOR, CUT COLOR, CUT & STYLE & STYLE SHAMPOO, CUT SHAMPOO, CUT & STYLE & STYLE $ 22 00 $ 22 00 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 000HP7T Book Your Appointment Today Book Your Appointment Today Prices So Good Space Is Limited Prices So Good Space Is Limited Tax Time Price Breaks Tax Time Price Breaks 000HKUM Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com All repairs done on premises B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 14K Gold Jewelry Diamonds, Gemstones Custom Designs Bridal & Anniversary Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver BUYING GOLD & DIAMONDS Fine Jewelry For All Occasions 000HEPR MEDICAL SUPPLY8602 SW Hwy. 200, Suites A&B, Ocala(Next to Big Lots and Quest Diagnostics on SR 200) www.ocalapharmacy.com Open Monday-Friday 9-6 & Saturday 9-1*All prices quotes over the phone. *With 2 new or transferred prescriptions FREE DELIVERY $3.99 GENERICS Generic 3 month supplyWal-Mart*CVS*Publix*Walgreens*Ocala without insurancePharmacyLosartan 50mg #90(Generic Cozaar for blood pressure)$107.78$152.99$132.95$152.89Simvastatin 40mg #90(Generic Zocor ) $53.88$179.99 $33.95$62.97Atorvastatin 40mg #90(Generic Lipitor )$206.62$422.49$200.95$428.89Tamsulosin 0.4mg #90(Generic FLOMAX )$138.78$253.99$248.95$284.89Prices quoted via telephone on 10/21/2013 @ Walmart #5326, CVS #5921, Publix #1201, Walgreens #13585. All prices subjected to change without notice.$20 $20 $39 $39 $20 $20 $73.78$152.99$24.95$125.89 $68.68$199.99$30.95$151.79Amlodipine 10mg #90(Generic NORVASC )Omeprazole 20mg #90(Generic Prilosec for stomach/reflex))352-509-7890 Viagra at $8/doseCall for details

PAGE 4

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL34481 or call... Todays New Ads CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount OcalaSat. March 22. Rain Day Sat. March 29. 10a-3p. Yard Sale. Many Dollar items & less. Buy more Save more. Bikes, telescope, dishwares, bbq, toys, & much more. Too much to list. 8050 SW 100th Lane Road, Kingsland Estates. RNSeeks Room to rent W/Bath. 352-359-2122 DRIVERS:Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check.1-888-880-5916 HANDYMANSome experience in plumbing, electrical & carpentry. Gen. Home repairs & yard maint. Must have ref. Call 352-489-3241 Btw. 4p & 8p ONLY DUDLEYS AUCTION **BIG WEEK !** **5 AUCTIONS ** Thur 3 20 Estate Adventure Auction 700+lots @ Hall3pm out rows of treasures 6pm inestate furniture, lighthouses+++ 4 Real Estate Auctions Fri 3 21 Prev-9 am 9640 N Parkwood Ave, Dunnellon 5 acres w/mobile home SOLD ABSOLUTE ALL TOGETHER Hoarder home-barn-motor cycles, vehicles, tractor +++ Prev 12pm 2071 W Greenway Pl Citrus Springs 3BRr corner lot Prev 2pm 5101 W Kristina Loop Crystal Oaks Lecanto 3/2 Estate Settlement Sat 3 22 Prev 8am 7820 S Great Oaks Drive Downtown Historic Floral City GNC Commercial/ residential onRails to Trails Home2 mobiles-cook house CONTENTS Minivan-truck-camper-to ols-household-& more CALL FOR INFO********************** call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 OcalaSat. March 22. Rain Day Sat. March 29. 10a-3p. Yard Sale. Many Dollar items & less. Buy more Save more. Bikes, telescope, dishwares, bbq, toys, & much more. Too much to list. 8050 SW 100th Lane Road, Kingsland Estates. OCALASR200 at 93rd St. Rd. Countryside Farms Community Yard Sales. Mar. 22, 9am to 3p. Mar.23, 11am to 2pm. Antiques, equine, furniture, collectibles. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 rickgbf@gmail.com Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 Spacious Ranch 2/2/2 + DenLarge Kitchen, Bay window, high ideal location, Sacrifice $91,000. (352) 732-4149 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 BeautyS e MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 Caregiver/Aide/ Companion/Errands /Transportation Beth 352-861-9548 JAKES TRIM CARPENTRYNo job too big or smallFree Est. 352-601-7064 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount Deckers Lawn Care. Mowing, trimming/hedges, edging, we do it all. Family owned and operated, friendly and professional. Free estimates and competitive prices. (352)843-0383, ask for Sonny. BAKERS TREES 30 yrs.experience, trim & removal. Free Estimates Palm Tree Experts! (352)425-5642 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! 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 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz (352) 564-2902 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 These fashions are made from recyclable items. You also can enjoy a special performance by Ocalas Dancing with the Drs, Dr. Justin Ferns. The tickets are $15 per a person and they are sold Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 10 a.m. in the H and R Ballroom. For further information call Wendy Phillips at 352-861-0820. All of the funds will be used to help the less fortunate in our community and the entities we support.Spring concertThe On Top of the World Concert Chorus will be holding its spring concert in the H & R Ballroom at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. It is a free concert; however, a freewill offering will be accepted. Any funds raised are used to purchase music for the chorus. The concert is entitled Melodies of Spring and the music will be presented in four-part harmony by more than 30 of our residents. The songs for this spring concert include selections from popular shows, some well-known folk songs, spirituals and a couple patriotic songs. Just to name a few of the songs you will hear are The Sound of Music, Til There Was You, Someone To Watch Over Me, Deep River, Danny Boy and America the Beautiful. The chorus is directed by Christine Douglas with pianist Joyce Walchak. If you have any questions, please contact: Pat Woodbury, Publicity, at 352-8548718 or Joan Stenson, President, at 352-873-0304.American/Jewish ClubLieutenant Jon Turner and K-9 Bolt gave a demonstration of the Marion County Sheriffs Office Canine Unit. K9 is a German Shepherd born in Germany in 2008. He is a full service dog trained in drug detection, tracking, building searches, suspect apprehensions, and article searches. There are eight of these dogs in Marion County. They all have a good work ethic, alert, even tempered, good sense of smell, agile, healthy, and not over bred. The dogs are retired when they are 68 years of age. When they are 12-14 months old, they are trained by a certified trainer. All are males because the females are more costly to buy. The dogs cost between $8,000 and $8,500.Contact June Roberta at 352-237-9208 or jroberta@cfl.rr.com. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Community calendar Friday, March 21 High Twelve meetingThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Our speaker will be Mary Callahan from the Marion County Sheriffs Office. It is always interesting to hear about our law enforcement department, so come with your questions. Im sure Mary will be able to answer them for you. Of course, we will again enjoy a wonderful buffet luncheon served by the experts of the Elks Club. The cost is only $12 per person All Master Masons, in good standing in a Masonic Lodge, recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida, and their guests, are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352854-9612 for reservations or further information. 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/.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.Saturday, March 22 Saddle Oak Club yard sale.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.Worship at TimberRidgeWorship Service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be hel on Saturday, March 22 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Silver Heirs covered dish mealCrossroads Church has a special place in their heart for the senior citizen, and we celebrate as we come together for everyones home-cooked meals. Bring a covered dish to share and join us for an informal time of feasting and fellowship. We meet in the Youth Building behind the sanctuary every fourth Saturday, beginning at noon. Hope to see you there.African Violet Club to meetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation), 9048 SW Highway 200, Ocala. The club meets the fourth Saturday of each month except December. The program is titled, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trailers. Best practices in the culture of trailers, propagation, types and cultivars, and appropriate growth and condition for show will be presented. Please bring in your trailers as there will also be a question and answer period, as well as, show and tell regarding club members trailers. Delicious refreshments are served at each meeting and all guests are welcome! For more information please see http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/Monday, March 24 40 and 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 24, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE5 000HLVN 000H95B REALTY Foxfire Success School If you have ever considered a Career in Real Estate Real Estate Classes Starting Soon See how you can get started call... Gene Boone 352-750-5110 Hwy. 441/466 Villages Judy Trout 352-307-0304 Hwy 441/42 The Villages Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 Hwy 200 T HE D ENTAL T EAM OF O CALA W EST Now Accepting: Aetna, Delta, Cigna PPO, GEHA Connection, Guardian PPO, MetLife Ins., PUP Insurance Up to 18 Months No Interest Payment Plans Call Today for Appointment: 840-7077 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Se habla Espaol *Same day crowns FAMILY DENTISTRY & DENTURES I S N OW Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Julio Sanchez D.D.S I N HOUSE A CRYLIC D ENTAL L AB $ 95 New Patient Special 000HJUR 000HKC3 2 for 1 Pricing Additional Savings 2014/2015 RIVER CRUISES Save on Viking River, Avalon Waterways, AMA Waterways & Uniworld Cruises DIRECTIONS LUXURY TRAVEL, LLC River Cruise Specialist @ 352-732-7849 FL Seller of Travel Ref. No. ST36781 000HIQC The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. Try Our Award Winning PRIME RIB & CRAB STUFFED SHRIMP 11920 N. Florida Ave. (Hwy. 41) Citrus Springs ( Mile South of Dunnellon) Visit our website at www. bentlysrestaurant .com to view all our menus or call 352-465-5810. Bentlys Restaurant Citrus Countys Best Kept Dining Secret! 000HFHL Hours: Tues. Sat. 11 am 9 pm Sunday, 9 am 8 pm Closed Mon. Ask About Our Lunch Menu Serving freshly prepared food in a relaxed atmosphere with outstanding service. From $ 6 50 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clock (NOTE NEW PHONE NUMBER) 352-566-6614 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 45 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April 000HK6S Clip and Save

PAGE 5

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 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. Tuesday, March 25 Special speaker, Gong Show for WMBAA special speaker and the Gong Show are on tap for the next meeting of the West Marion Business Association, Tuesday, March 25 at 5:15 p.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, State Road 200 substation. The speaker will be Craig Evans, a detective for the Marion County Sheriffs Office. He will talk about keeping your alarm systems updated and keeping your business safe from burglaries. Following his short talk, the WMBA version of the Gong Show will be held. Representatives of each member business are invited to bring a visual aid representing their business and then talk about their business for 45 seconds. Breast Cancer Support GroupThe 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 March 25 will be a presentation by Evelyn B. Kelly, PhD, writer/speaker. Evelyn will talk to us about Thinking Young, were not over the hill yet. Please join us for this interesting topic.Sleep d isord ers topic of luncheon m eetingOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will host its Food for Thought luncheon Tuesday, March 25, at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Amrth Bapatla, pulmonary critical care specialist, will speak on Sleep Disorder during the luncheon. The luncheon is free but RSVPs to 352-368-4028 are requested. Thursday, March 27 Trium phant Quartet at College Road The Winter Concert Series hosted by College Road Baptist Church, will come to its conclusion on Thursday, March 27, with the Triumphant Quartet. The concert begins at 7 PM and a $10 donation is requested at the door. The community is invited to enjoy the Triumphant Quartet at College Road Baptist Church, Saturday, March 29 Common Ground FellowshipFor the 40-something crowd in Crossroads Church, we will be gathering at Pavarottis Pizza at 8075 SW Highway 200, Ocala, in the Canopy Oak Center at 7 p.m. This is a time of reflecting on the blessings of God in an informal setting and purchasing good food to boot. Come and join us there.Crim e prevention sem inarChrists Church of Marion County will host a Metro Crime Prevention Seminar presenting topics such as identity theft, frauds and scams, purse snatching, guns and alternative weapons, hurricane safety. This is a free workshop, the main goal being to achieve more awareness about what is going on in the publics backyard. Lunch pizza, salad, dessert and drink will be offered for a donation. This event begins at noon. Registration is suggested: 352-861-6182. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, http://www.ccomc.org.Dining with the LionsThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Dining with the Lions (Italian Style) at the Oasis Restaurant, 7651 SW State Road 200, on Saturday, March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Price will be $8 for spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti with meat sauce or fettuccini alfredo (includes salad, bread, ice tea or coffee). First come, first served All proceeds from this benefit will be used for Charities. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE6 multi-terrain trails as well as city streets. Running clubs and enthusiasts as well as the novice runner/walker are able to participate. Costumes are encouraged as well. To register, visit www.active.com. Pre-registered participants will receive a Dunnellon Jailbreak 5K logo drawstring bag and race shirt, along with other goodies. Entry fee is $25; however, from April 1 to April 19, the fee will increase to $30. Participants can register during the day of the run, but the fee will be $35 and no free T-Shirt will be given away. For information, visit www.active.com, like us on Facebook Dunnellon Jail Break 5K, or call 352-4658510.County western d ance setThe Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Country Western Dinner Dance featuring an encore performance by the Country Sunshine Band. The dance will be held May 3, 2014 in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 S. U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. The evening includes a country style dinner, cash bar, 50/50, basket raffles and a door prize. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office, from the Knights or by calling 352-489-6221 for tickets/table reservations. Yoga in Sholom ParkThe outdoor season of yoga begins at 9 a.m. and will continue on the first Saturday of the month for 7 months. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-8547950.Monday, May 5 Savannah, Charleston tripHave you been wanting to see the sites in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, but didnt want to drive? Well, sit back, relax and enjoy a bus trip with your friends from First Congregational Church. The trip dates are May 5 to May 8 with accommodations in the Historic District of Savannah at the Holiday Inn Express. River Street, Savannahs famed squares and restaurants are convenient and within walking distance. The cost includes the bus; threenights accommodations, including buffet breakfast; a one-day tour of Savannah and a one-day tour of downtown Charleston. To reserve your spot and get pricing information, call Gen at 352-873-3377, or Janet at 352CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 The Marion County Sheriffs Office held the fourth annual JROTC Bad to the Bone challenge March 15 on the main campus of the sheriffs office at the SWAT and physical agility courses. The event featured 11 high schools from five counties and hundreds of high school students. The students arrived just before sunrise from Duval, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Marion Counties. Some student-teams competed on a course designed for members of SWAT. Other student-teams ran an agility course that is designed to help law enforcement professionals become better combat ready. The teams featured all boys, all girls and co-ed arrangements. Push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and flex arm hang challenges were available for a student who wanted to compete as an individual. The finale of the day came with the tug of war. Francis Marion Military Academy (FMMA) earned the title champions this year of the tug of war. An exhibition tug of war was held featuring FMMA taking on former SWAT professionals that included Sheriff Chris Blair. The final overall standings held Forest High School as top team. Forest High School students had the highest point score and that achievement allowed them to win this years coveted Commanders Cup. Individual IDs not provided Bad to the Bone JROTC teams take part in competition at Marion Sheriffs Office 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 000HMXW 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 From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! MOVE-IN READY HOME lo cated in one of the most sought after 55+ adult communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, split bedroom plan, vinyl enclosed lanai w/2012 installed new screens & tinted windows for privacy, laminate flooring throughoutexcept for the kitchen & both baths, pass through window from kitchen overlooking formal dining rm. & living rm. Recently new stainless steel appliances, double pane windows, Seco Electric NASA energy home insulation installed. Beautiful private backyard. Mr. & Mrs. Clean live here. Air & heat pump condi tion replaced in 2006. MLS#397415/BH/DAV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $103,000 11291 SW 78 CIR. DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy. 200 to Oak Run main ent. T/ L 78th Cir. into Timbergate to home on Lt. OPEN HOUSE 11291 SW 78 CIR. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses GREAT VALUE, end unit 2/2/1 villa, park-like view, screen porch, priced right. MLS#401598/SR/WIL . . . . $34,900 COUNTRY CHARM with modern 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 SINGLE FAMILY HOME with 2/2/2 +den/ study has lots to offer. Home features eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining area. Hardwood and tile floors. Large master bedroom with large bath area. Inside laundry, front porch, and back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep heating and cooling costs down. Nicely land-scaped with irrigation system. MLS#399313/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . $89,000 COUNTRY HOME just minutes to town. Move right in this gorgeous like new home situated in the heart of horse country. Spacious open floor plan features: large great rm., w/sliders to open patio overlooking beautiful backyard. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite counters, wood cabinets, upgraded SS appliances, center island w/sink & lg pantry, huge master suite, BA w/jetted & htd. tub, dbl. vanity, inside laundry, real hardwood floors & tile throughout, 2 car attached carport w/sitting area. 1 shed w/electric plus 2 other sheds/workshops. MLS#401927/BH/WILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175,000 MOVE-IN CONDITION 2/2/2 with hardwood & tile floors throughout, upgrade & expanded kitchen cabinets, granite countertops/vanities throughout, expanded to include a sunroom, a vinyl-enclosed lanai, a birdcages screened porch Too many extras & upgrades to list here-A REAL must-see! MLS#403476/DP/MOR . . . . $119,900 BEAUTIFUL FORMER MODEL HOME 2BR + DEN, 2BA, 2 car garage, no rear neighbors. Only used a few weeks by out of state owners. MLS#403235/MB/ABE . . $159,900 MOVE-IN READY 2/2/1.5 villa with furniture, has neutral colors, offers an eat-in kitchen, Florida room, living & dining area combined, master bedroom with w/i closet. Roof replaced 2011, open patio in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the tree lined street Great snowbird nest in desirable 55 plus community Furniture list available at listing office. MLS#401683/LBK/FITZ . . . . . . . $40,500 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 WONDERFUL, UPDATED 2/2/1+ VILLA w/open Florida room, new A/C 2011, new hot water heater, most of the appliances are newer, new washer and dryer, new sinks in both baths and kitchen, new commodes in both baths, roof replaced 2006. Solar tubes galore which makes this home light and bright. MLS#403650/BH/MED . . . . . . $49,900 FULLY FURNISHED 2/2/2 with extra room for den or bedroom, laminate, title & W/W carpet, Screen porch, move-in ready. MLS#401157/SR/ACQ/ . . $114,900 THROUGH THE GATE, take first left, and you are home!! End unit corner unit 2/2/2 with laminate floors in living spaces and ceramic tile in bathrooms, step out your front door for a short walk or golf cart ride to shopping, bank, restaurants, etc. Golf cart included!! MLS#401787/LK/LAW . . . . . $51,100 2/2/1 CAR GARAGE enclosed Florida room under heat/air and fenced backyard ready for your pets. MLS#403267/MB/EME . . . . . . $57,500 IMMACULATE MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2/ EXPANDED END UNIT VILLA. Newer Heat/AC 2012. Library or home office, Florida room with tinted windows, kitchen, dining rm. and living rm Split plan bedrooms and baths This fantastic home is close to the golf course and dog park Rocking chair front porch No homes behind you or in front. Golf cart and furnishings available for purchase, except artwork. Make this your first stop and it will be your only home to preview. MLS#400280/LBK/PRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $81,000 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 BEAUTIFUL VILLA in On Top of the World (recently rated 4th best 55+ Community in the country). Big front porch for relaxing. Enter into the living/dining room combinatory. Main & guest bed & bathrooms are on the right. To the rear is the kitchen, family room, lanai combination (a great place for entertaining) large 2 car garage for vehicles and storage. MLS#404316/BA/LAN . . . . . . . . . . $57,500 WONDERFUL END UNIT villas in highly rated 55+ retirement community (recent survey) great front porch for relaxing. Step into the foyer with the working kitchen to the left and dining/living room straight ahead, split plan with main bedroom & bathroom to the left & guest bedroom and bath to the right. Lanai & porch to the rear. Large 1 1/2 car garage. MLS#404153/BA/DUG . . . . . . . . . . $69,900 LARGE VILLA in 55+ retirement community, 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, great living/dining room good working kitchen. Adjacent to kitchen, large dining area/family room, nice covered back porch, large 2 car garage for vehicles or storage. MLS#404177/BA/SHA . . . $51,900 Dont Forget To OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE 8875-F SW 98TH ST. RD. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses END UNIT VILLA located in the best 55+ retirement community (recent survey) large front porch enter into large living room (wood parquet floor) on the right side of home are 2 large bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms nice working kitchen (with alcove office) and adjacent eating area/ family room (wood parquet floors), lanai with newer sliding glass windows. Covered rear porch and long deep garage. MLS#403698/BA/SHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8877 D SW 96 ST. DIRECTIONS: Front gate OTOW -TR SW 85th Terr.TL SW 96th St. home on right. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD PRICE REDUCED TIMBERWALK ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP ACRE ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING HARVEST MEADOW SOLD OPEN HOUSE 8345 SW 82ND LOOP For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses BRIGHT & AIRY 2/2/2 plus den, driveway pavers. Maintenance-free stone landscaping, tiled entry, Corian kitchen, crown molding, much, much more. MLS#401675/SR/NYR . . . . . $165,000 8345 SW 82ND LOOP DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy. 200, turn N onto 80th Ave., left onto 80th St., left again on 90th Terr. Rd., (entr. to Candler Hills) then 1st left onto 81st Lp. rt. onto 83rd Terr., left on 82nd Lp. to 8345 on left. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM CANDLER HILLS SALE PENDING

PAGE 6

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Sunday, March 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchJoin with us as we lift our hearts and voices in praise, an evening of traditional and contemporary musical worship celebrated with participating Marion County Christian churches families and friends at 5 p.m. Refreshments follow the program. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Marion chamber Music ConcertFor the last concert of this season, the Marion Chamber Music Society proudly presents The Best of the Ocala Piano Conservatory featuring award winning performers past and present playing the piano as well as organ, trumpet, marimba and voice. The free concert will be at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Hear beloved operatic arias and your favorite piano pieces by Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff, among others. Ryan Pagels, the Ocala Civic Theaters music director and Ocala Piano Conservatorys very first graduate, will also perform at the concert. For more information, call 352-876-1340 or visit: www.marionchambermusic.com or www.ocalapianoconservatory.com. Marion Chamber Music Society concerts: Always Exceptional, Always Free.Wednesday, April 2 Crossroads Carnival startsBring your family and enjoy a day at the carnival at Crossroads Church, beginning Wednesday, April 2, and concluding on Sunday, April 6. There will be games, rides, food and lots of fun. Open daily from 5 to 10 p.m., with earlier hours on Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds support Crossroads Student Ministries.Thursday, April 3 Concert at Ocala WestDouglas Ladnier, an award-winning and critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter, will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Douglas has appeared in more than 60 countries around the world and on Broadway. He continues to thrill audiences and critics alike with his unique, mesmerizing baritone voice. He has appeared in concert at Ocala West for a number of years, and we are pleased to have him return to present this concert. Southern Express at AppletonThe big band Southern Express will perform during the Rhythm & Art After Hours event at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. Southern Express has been performing in Central Florida for more than 15 years. Many of the bands seasoned members have musical backgrounds rooted in military service, with almost every branch of service represented. Many members were or are active music educators. Doors open at 5 p.m. for complimentary samplings from Horse and Hounds Restaurant and cash bar. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. In addition to the After Hours musical program, visitors can also enjoy the Appletons current exhibitions, A Celebration of Japan, The Living Art of Bonsai, The Gathering of Legends, [in]justice, Industrial Nature: Work by Michelle Stitzlein, and the museums extensive permanent collection of European, American, Asia, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts. The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and closed on Mondays. In addition to daily admission, a 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown on State Road 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 added a comedy show by the Villages Theatre Company to entertain you. On Saturday, April 12, the Beach Party will be held at the South MarionVillages Elks Lodge 2730, 7655 East Highway 25, Belleview starting at 5 p.m. with a happy hour followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and entertainment to follow. Tickets for a 60s vintage buffet along with an evening of fun-filled entertainment are just $ 25 per person. Tickets are available on the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) website, www.mariontherapeuticriding association.org or by calling the MTRA office at 352-732-7300.Lecanto VA clinic enrollmentThe Lecanto Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host an Enrollment Open House on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto). Enrollment and eligibility staff will be available to answer your questions and enroll you for the best health care anywhere. While not required, you may bring your DD 214 for verification of military service. For additional information, contact David Gilmer at 352746-8000.Tuesday, April 15 Beth Israel Passover sederCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to its annual Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday April 15, at Stone Creek Grille in Ocala at 6 p.m. The menu includes gefilte fish, matza ball soup and the choice of three entrees: stuffed chicken breast with apple raisin stuffing, sliced roast beef with mushroom gravy and tilapia with pineapple salsa. All entrees include roasted potatoes and carrots. Sponge cake with strawberries will be served for dessert. The seder will be conducted in English led by co-president Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson, treasurer of Congregation Beth Israel. Participation by the attendees is encouraged and the seder will feature traditional favorites as well as rituals associated with Reconstructionist Judaism. Cost for the seder is $30 for members; $35 for non-members. Reservations must be made by April 11 to Estelle at 352-861-2542 or Sonia at 352-307-3662. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a Jewish Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community. Visit us on the web at bethisraelocala.org.Saturday, April 19 Easter EggstravaganzaThe excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised by age group, with 15,000 eggs on the property! There will be games, bounce houses, cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks, sno-cones, chips, prizes, and the gospel message will be shared. Families are welcome.Sunday, April 20 Crossroads United Easter serviceWe are looking forward to celebrating Easter this year, and have reserved a meeting place at the ballroom in the Hilton Hotel at 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala for this joyous occasion. Plan on joining us Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. for our United Easter Service. Spanish translation will be made available and nurseries are provided.Sunday, April 27 German American picnic setThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 27, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. Bratwurst and Polish sausage will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. Tickets purchased before the picnic are $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Tickets purchased on the day of the picnic are $9 per member or $12 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Saturday, May 3 Jail Break 5K run/walk slatedThe Dunnellon Police Department, in partnership with BTY Fitness, will host the inaugural Dunnellon Jail Break 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3. The event will begin at Datesman Park at 12050 S. Ohio St. The event will benefit Special Olympics Florida. This 5K will wind through unique CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE28 2013 2013 2013 2013 000HIZG 3 ROOMS & 1 HALLWAY $ 79 95* EXPIRES 3/31/14 Chair Or Recliner Cleaned with purchase of a couch & loveseat. 352-401-1966 From start to satisfaction. SPRING IS COMING... Get a head start on your Spring Cleaning! EXPIRES 3/31/14 CLEANING SPECIAL ANY CLEANING SERVICE OVER $100 www.smcflorida.com Other Services Include: Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Carpet Protector Pet Odor Removal Spot Removal Deep Soil Extraction Drapery Cleaning Oriental Rugs EMERGENCY SERVICE 24/7/365 EXPIRES 3/31/14 *Must meet minimum charge. Restrictions apply. UPHOLSTERY SPECIAL FREE 000HOCI Hilton Automotive 854-6868 Family Owned & Operated 9055 SR 200 Between Oak Run & Pine Run, Ocala Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. T OWING AND R OAD S ERVICE INDUCTION SERVICE Over time dirt & carbon deposits slowly build up in your engines induction system robbing your car of performance and fuel economy. $ 125 00 CLEAN YOUR ENGINES INDUCTION SYSTEM AND REGAIN LIKE-NEW PERFORMANCE Most Cars & Trucks SUMMER SPECIAL Radiator Service $ 64 95 Most Cars & Trucks Replace coolant, pressure test cooling system for leaks, check condition of belts and hoses, test radiator and heater core for proper operation AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE $ 14 95 Most Cars & Trucks HERES WHAT WE DO: Performance & Leak Test AC System, Check Belt, Inspect Component Condition, Check Coolant Level & Quality OIL, LUBE AND FILTER $ 26 95 Most Cars & Trucks Includes 20 Point Safety Inspection up to 5 Quarts of 10W30 Pennzoil & Filter, Complete Chassis Lube HERES WHAT WE DO: 000HHT8 PEST CONTROL SERVICES Licensed and Insured Hasta La Bye Bye. Tri-County Services, Inc. Pest Control, Termite & Lawn Care Family owned and operated Serving Central Florida over 20 years Toll Free 1-888-352-9290 or call Rick 352-266-4613 CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000H6OX LANDSCAPING Give us a call we can make your place a tranquil setting at an affordable price. B LUE C REEK N URSERY L ANDSCAPING Ocala, FL 352-286-5902 Complete Landscaping Services Design, Maintenance, Installation One Time or Regular Service Available. Visit our website at: bluecreeknursery.org. A Proud American Business. Gardening Service available to fit your needs. No Job Too Small Or Too Large. Over 30 yrs exp. Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! State Certified Insured Senior Discounts. 000HMPR 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000H0PY CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000 HI0D COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30+ years experience. PC Repairs/Upgrades Virus Removal Router/Network Setup New PC Installs Se habla espaol Tech Solutions of Ocala 352-207-4435 WINDOW WASHING Let Me Wash Your Windows! E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N Pressure Washing Too! $ 5.00 OFF 000HKBX When you mention this ad Call Earl (352) 804-4107 000HMMC HANDYMAN Weekend Warrior Let Me Do All Your Chores Home Maintenance/ Repair Lawn & Yard Pressure Washing Painting, Etc. Very Dependable, Competent & Affordable Excellent, Local References. Reclaim Your Free Time! Contact Wayne Green at 352-875-6106 000HPAK PAINT CONTRACTOR CNS & Assoc. 35 years experience Paint Contractor AC/Furnace (clean & repair) Handy Man Contact Chuck Smith (720) 446-7515 -office (720) 443-8494 -cell Masters Touch Garage Door Service 352-216-0060 Jeff OCull Owner G ARAGE D OOR S QUEAKING N EED R EPAIRS ? $ 4 9 95 WITH COUPON Tune Up Special S AFETY C HECK A DJUST S PRINGS & C ABLES C HECK S AFETY R EVERSE ON O PENER L UBE & A DJUST D OOR GARAGE DOOR REPAIRS 000GRDG AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 WE DO SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Year Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REPAIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers 000HMQO HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First Time Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000GI1F 352-502-2760 If no answer, leave message or Call 629-6071 Professional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Provided Military White Glove Cleaning by Retired Marines Wife Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000H64C 000H64C SCREEN REPAIRS BOBS SCREENING SERVICE Complete Rescreening of We Re-vinyl Soft Windows Garage Door Screens Porch Enclosures Patio Doors Window Screens Screen Doors 000HPA7 352-586-8459 Serving Senior Citizens Over 30 Years Free Estimates 000HP9T TREE SERVICE A-Pro Cut T REE S ERVICE A-Pro Cut A-Pro Cut T REE S ERVICE T REE S ERVICE Trimming Tree Removal 352-804-4662 352-804-4662 352-804-4662 L ICENSED I NSURED 000HNJ8 HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Sliding Glass Door Rollers & Track Repairs Sliding Garage Screen Door Rollers Fixed, Straighten Or Repaired, Shower Door Rollers & Repairs, Molding And Trim, Door And Lockset Repairs, Cabinet Repair, Bi-fold Doors Back On Track, Appliance Cutouts, Grab Bars, Household Accessories Installed, Window Leaks Caulked. Many references available. STEVE AT (352) 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured Why Replace It When We Can Fix It? QUALITY SERVICES, INC. Household To Do List No Job Too Small 000HML9 PAINTING Thompson Painting & Pressure Washing Repaint Specialists Wallpaper Removal Free Estimates ~ Licensed and Insured Call 352-598-3000 References Upon Request 2010 2013 Interior and Exterior 000HI0Q PAINTING A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC A-1 H OME A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich Serving Ocala Since 1983 House Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 Offering Plantation Shutters 000H8F2 FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. West of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 Carpet Ceramic Wood Vinyl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 711189 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen

PAGE 7

MY LOSING SEASON By Pat Conroy Pat Conroy writes in My Losing Season that he was a ruined boy who played basketball instead of killing his father. In this self-effacing memoir about significant basketball moments culminating in his final college game as a Citadel Bulldog, Conroy confesses that he learned more from losing than from winning. The team was mediocre and so was he, calling himself the 15th or 16th best. During Conroys years in Charleston, Donald Conroy, the authors brutal, child-slapping Marine father, makes several cameo appearances, none of them pleasant. Which should have made young Conroy able to handle his bullying head coach, Mel Thompson, but the mans black-eyed fury nearly destroys him and in cutting his teams throat Thompson creates the humiliating losing season Conroy can never forget. Incredibly, years later, writer Conroy visits Thompson and tells him, I loved having you as my coach. One saving influence at The Citadel was his thoughtful English professor who praised his writing and encouraged him to pursue it as a career. The relentless hazing he suffered as a plebe and unprotected by his coaches spawned the novel, The Lords of Discipline, which outraged military colleges across America and made it necessary to film the movie version in England. When Conroys blockbuster The Great Santini appeared, it was a softened take on his fathers loutish behavior. But the book caused the scales to fall from Don Conroys eyes and he reinvented himself as the loving father his seven children had longed for. Upon his death in 1998,Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING Man talks about his father, hazing and baseball his children were bereft and sobbing at his funeral. Memoirs are tricky and this one is no exception. Nostalgia can get mawkish as even Conroy himself acknowledged: I have an infinite capacity for the maudlin and false note. Still, no one can deny the sincerity of the following statement: I was a basketball player, pure and simple, and the majesty of that sweet sport of basketball defined and shaped my growing up. I cannot explain what the sport means to me but I have missed it more than anything else in my life. This is a dribble-by dribble detailed description of basketball games. Recommended solely for Conroy fans and basketball aficionados. Bookmark Pat Wellington Saturday, April 5 Wo men s Spring BreakCelebrate with the Womens Spring Break. Join the Womens Ministry enjoying a continental breakfast, friendship; lunch at the baked potato bar, fellowship; special events with speakers Alan Tison, Director of Advancemant at Johnson University Florida and Twila Sias, Childrens Ministry and teaches in areas of education and psychology; and special sessions including a Make & Take card making class. Event starts at 9 a.m. Free to all women. Child care is available (note need on registration). door prizes. To register, please call 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, April 6 Maste r Choi r perf ormsThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a concert on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (which is State Road 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala, Florida. The program will include Leonard Bernsteins Chichester Psalms and other works. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207.Tuesday, April 8 Ocal a Macintosh User Group meetsThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The feature presentation will be Photographing and Presenting Wildlife by Valarie Bugh. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Friday, April 11 S ummerGlen yard sa leSummerGlen is having a community yard sale on Friday, April 11, open to the public, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday Saturday, April 12 Ben efit f or Therapeut ic g roupJoin the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association as we dance away the winter Blahs at a Beach Party with music from the 50s through the British Invasion. Not only will there be dinner and dancing to the band 3 For the Road, a regular band at the Villages, we have PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE27 Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Your Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000GULM WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008 2013 CLOCK REPAIR HERB WINKLER CLOCK REPAIR House calls on grandfather clocks Antique Clocks, Atmos, Ship, Wall, Mantle, Battery Operated 352-843-0181 2nd Generation Master Clock Maker 000HJT2 000HK1W GOLF CART REPAIR/SERVICES Windshields Most carts $161.00 installed Vinyl RAIN CURTAINS MOST CARTS $ 300 installed Expert Golf Cart Services 352-598-7338 We can do it all from accessories, batteries, high speed controllers & motors to paint gas and electric. ALL MAKES AND MODELS If you dont know me, one of your neighbors will. Bill Older Used Carts Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE $ 54 95 FULL SERVICE SPECIAL For Electric Carts Only W E C OME T O Y OU Propane Heaters with cup holder adapter $84.00 no tank Balentines Landscaping, Inc. (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES 000GSI3 LANDSCAPING PAINTING 25 yrs. Experience Insured 352-547-9588 10% Off all Sales with this advertisement Dannys Painting With any room painted Pressure Wash House FREE with this ad Commercial Residential Free Estimates Exc. References Danny Cast 000HJMD 000HNJV PRESSURE CLEANING DOUGS PRESSURE-CLEANING We clean inch by inch Driveways Sidewalks Mobile Homes Patios Pool Decks Ranch Fencing Family Owned Call for Free Esitmates (352) 873-9349 000HJDG IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $39 95 with 10% off repair With coupon. Expires 4/30/2014 S HAW I RRIGATION R EPAIR 352-624-2533 Steve Shaw 000H0P0 IRRIGATION REPAIR 32 years of experience Licensed and Insured comp #8715 Exclusive Service/Repair Specialist Lanai Enclosures Glass Window Replacement Acrylic Windows Screen Room000HMPE WINDOW INSTALL 352-587-2735CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR license # 1330701 000HKCD POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. Red Pfluger (352) 873-0674 Korean War Veteran owner 19 Years of Quality Service to the 200 Corridor Area $ 65 All Homes Voted Best By My Customers Three Years In A Row! GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY RAY RAY CC C C C C ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION Crayconst.com Crayconst.com Crayconst.com 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE SCREEN DOOR 16 x 7 SLIDING 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE GARAGE SCREEN SCREEN DOOR DOOR 000HJZR We also install custom acrylic & glass windows. Beat The Love Bugs 000HLKB AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 711188 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen 000HBDA smcitizen.com www.renroomocala.com PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU TO SELL YOUR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Readers Choice Winner , 1, 2013 Location, Location, Location High-Traffic Store Over 100 new items daily Same location for 20 years Estate Liquidation BENEFITS THAT PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET... QUICKER! 000H8YT One Piece to an Entire House 000H8YT STUNNING MAGNOLIA! 000HMXS 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP #1 Team Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie Takesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Tom & Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 The Star Realtors o f Marion County The Serago-Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 www.DeccaRealEstate.com YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FLYERS TO ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES AT ALL 3 GATES SR 200L, 484, AND SW 62ND AVE. ROAD READERS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS! JERRY BROOKS Featured Homes of the Week Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Its A Sunny Day in Florida! Check Out My Websites At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com or www.ocalaflretirementproperties.com STUNNING MAGNOLIA! TEAM #1 We are your Oak Run Specialists We Live, Work & Play Here! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT Time to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 MARION LANDING BEAUTY! Jerry Brooks 274-0930 John Anderson 454-9020 MOTIVATED SELLER! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM OTOW CHARMER JUST LISTED PRIVATE, RUSTIC BACKYARD OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM 8100 SW 109th Lane Rd. Nbhd. 6 Lovely Charleston. 2/2/1.5, 1,224 sq. ft. Original owners. NEW kitchen cabinets, counters & microwave. Glass encl. lanai under H&A. Dura-stone floor kitchen & master bath. $73,500 MLS#378804 John Kapioski 208-1635 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM 8351 SW 108th Loop Nbhd. 11 3/2/2 Providence. Formal LR/DR, eat-in kitchen, large master suite & master bath w/tub & shower. 12x25 encl. lanai & 12x19 patio. NEW A/C 2012, NEW roof 2007. Furniture negotiable. $124,750 MLS#403556 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 6486 SW 111th Loop Fairway Oaks Wow factor! Capistrano model, upgraded & maintained to perfection. 2/2/2 w/den. Encl. lanai with acrylic windows. Tankless water heater. NEW A/C in 2008. $169,500 MLS#404115 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Reduced 4K! Pristine Turnberry model. 2/2/2, CBS, vaulted ceilings, open split floor plan. On maintained homesite. $95,900 MLS#401247 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Heather model in Marion Landing. 2/2/2. Laminate flooring LR/DR. New carpet in BRs. New washer, new shower master bath, new sinks & faucets in baths. $124,900 MLS#397924 John Kapioski 208-1635 Lovely 3/2/2, San Marino with deep lot, brick pavers and great landscaping. In the Preserve. $164,000 MLS#401210 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 Montgomery with spectacular yard. 2/2/2 with enclosed lanai (thermopane) for extra living space. Updated baths. $68,500 MLS#404180 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com Exp. Pinehurst, 2/2/2. Engineered wood flooring thru-out. Encl. Florida room & covered screened patio. Cathedral ceilings. Plenty of closets. Large pantry. Inside laundry. Maintained lot includes watering of the lawn. Beautiful view of the preserve. $124,900 MLS#398749 Louise Pace 361-4312 8260 SW 109th Place Rd. Nbhd. 6 St. Augustine model. 3/2/2, 2052 sq. ft. Stainless appliances, neutral decor. $124,900 MLS#404335 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com BRING YOUR BEST OFFERS! FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET THIS ONE WILL BE GONE! Savannah Model. 2/2/1.5, new roof 2007, enclosed lanai. Its a STEAL! $59,500 MLS#403999 The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 PERRY WHITE WOULD LIVE HERE AND SO CAN YOU! Augusta Model, 3/2/2 with lanai and courtyard. Move-in ready! Great master bedroom! Formal dining room. Great location! $152,000 MLS#404337 The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 COME SEE US AT OUR NEXT OPEN HOUSES! SUN 3/23 1-3PM 11400 SW 75th Terr. Rd. $174,500 10968 SW 81st Ave. $59,500 11745 SW 72nd Cir. $110,000 YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED! The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 JUST LISTED! Expanded Hampton. Newly remodeled kitchen. Lanai under H&A. Garage door screens. Water softener. New roof in 2004. Skylight in foyer. Professionally landscaped + much more! $109,000 MLS#404339 Patty Dougherty 502-3096

PAGE 8

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, March 21, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youll want to discourage well-meaning but potentially ill-advised interference in what you intend to accomplish. Your work has a better chance to succeed if it reflects you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovines well-deserved reputation for loyalty could be tested if you learn that it might be misplaced. But dont rely on rumors. Check the stories out before you decided to act. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youve been going on adrenaline for a long time, and this unexpected lull in a recent spate of excitement could be just what you need to restore your energy. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Friends can be counted on to help you deal with a perplexing personal situation. But remember to keep your circle of advisers limited only to those youre sure you can trust. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Security-loving Lions do not appreciate uncertainty in any form. But sometimes changing situations can reveal hidden stresses in time to repair a relationship before its too late. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good time for single Virgos to make a love connection. Be careful not to be too judgmental about your new prospect at least until you know more about her or him. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your sense of justice helps you resolve a problem that might have been unfairly attributed to the wrong person. Spend the weekend doing some long-neglected chores. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel justified in your anger toward someone you suspect betrayed your trust. But it could help if you check if your suspicions have substance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Ignore distractions if you hope to accomplish your goal by the deadline you agreed to. Keep the finish line in sight, and you should be able to cross it with time to spare. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your creative self continues to dominate through much of the week. Also, despite a few problems that have cropped up, that recent romantic connection seems to be thriving. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) As curious as you might be, its best to avoid trying to learn a colleagues secret. That sort of knowledge could drag you into a difficult workplace situation at some point down the line. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Instead of spending too much time floundering around wondering if you can meet your deadline, you need to spend more time working toward reaching it. BY DR. GARY SMITH Special to the CitizenRecently, President Obama announced the creation of a new program to help Latino and African-American males. Not surprisingly, he called this initiative My Brothers Keeper. During his presidency, Obama has used this biblical phrase more than 60 times to support his commitment to aiding the disadvantaged and downtrodden. Obama announced that his administration had solicited the support of foundations, businesses, state and local political officials, religious leaders, and nonprofit organizations to create more pathways to success for these young men. He reported that these groups have promised to invest at least $200 million over the next five years for the initiative. Anyone who works hard and takes responsibility for his own life, Obama argued, should be able to succeed in America regardless of his race, ethnicity, sex, or family background. Achieving this goal requires giving all children access to a world class education, creating more jobs, providing workers with skills, and paying a livable wage. He said that because these young men have the odds stacked against them and fewer opportunities, unique solutions are necessary. Half of African-American boys and a quarter of Latino boys, the president reported, are growing up without a father in their home. These boys are likely to live in indigent families and to read poorly. They are far more likely than other boys to not finish high school, commit a crime, and be a victim of crime. Fewer young African-American and Latino men (compared to young white men) have jobs and consequently have higher rates of poverty. In the aftermath of the emotionally laden Trayvon Martin verdict, Obama declared, it is paramount to assure these young men that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them. Thankfully, they have outstanding African American and Latino role models in business, sports, politics, and the military such as Colin Powell, Magic Johnson, and Anthony Foxx who have all defied the odds. Although Obama did not directly cite the Bible or use Scriptural arguments in announcing his new initiative, my brothers keeper has been his go-to phrase since 2008. During the presidential campaign, Obama called for an active faith, rooted in that most fundamental of all truths: that I am my brothers keeper. In 2011, the president asserted, every time weve had to make a decision, my guiding principle This week I didnt have time to write a regular news column for publication. I was too busy trying to figure out how to fill out my brackets you know, for the NCAA basketball tournament. Its commonly called March Madness, a registered trademark, and there are various contests conducted that give people an opportunity to fill out a bracket, once the pairings for the tournament are announced. That happened Sunday evening. Now everyone, millions of us, have to figure out whos going to win each game. In most of these contests, whoever gets the most points as assigned by the contest administrators wins a prize. Some of them can be substantial. Ive been entering for years, and Ive never won a dime. As I look at this year, the first thing is to decide whether I want to start from the outside and work in, or start with the overall winner and work out. Of course, there are many contests, so you can do it both ways. The logical thing is to pick the Florida Gators to win it all. After all, theyre the No. 1 seed, they swept through the SEC season with a 21-0 mark and have only lost two close games, on the road, this year. But they struggled in trying to hold a lead Sunday against Kentucky, and didnt look like worldbeaters in the first half Saturday against Tennessee. So do you stick with them or not? Then there are the Cinderella teams. You always have to consider the teams that seemingly dont have a chance, but sneak in all the way to the finals. Wichita State was one such team last year, making it all the way to the Final Four. This year, though, the Shockers are a No. 1 seed and are 34-0, so it wouldnt exactly be a surprise for them to advance that far. It might be a surprise if they lose early. And on and on it goes. Nothing is a sure thing in this tournament, which starts this week at various sites. I have to admit that, except for a couple of big games involving Duke, all Ive seen this season are Florida Gator games. At this time of year, when the big games are taking place, Im generally watching a baseball game on the MLB channel, particularly if the Mets are on, so thats even less basketball. But I will sit down and go through the schedule and the seedings, and see which teams the NCAA Selection Committee thinks will advance and generally pick against them. Thats how accurate they usually are being a No. 1 seed doesnt automatically qualify you to win the regional and advance to the Final Four. So Im sure Ill have a winner somewhere in my brackets oh well, at least its nice to dream. Maybe Ill at least finish in the top one million. That would be progress.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: 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. Standardized tests have been a part of American education since the mid-1800s. However, since the 2002 passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that mandated yearly testing of students from third grade onward in all 50 states, state spending on standardized tests has skyrocketed from $423 million to nearly $2 billion annually. The NCLB testing mandate and attendant rise in the use of standardized tests has fueled an ongoing debate as to whether such testing positively or negatively impacts student learning. Proponents contend standardized tests benefit both teachers and students. As an assessment tool, they aid teachers in determining how a student is performing and progressing academically over time as compared to students nationwide, statewide and locally. For students, standardized tests are a fairly accurate measurement of their academic strengths and weaknesses and a predictor of success in college. Opponents counter that standardized tests do more harm than good. Favoring achievement of a specific score to measure teacher accountability and student performance, they tend to decrease non-test-related instruction time at the expense of a well-balanced education. Also, they contribute to making learning a stressful experience that diminishes the joy of learning for teachers and students alike. Adding to the pro and con debate is the questionable effectiveness of standardized tests relative to U.S. students as indicated by the results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests 15-year-olds from around the world every three years to gauge their reading, math and science skills. When the PISA was first conducted in 2000, U.S. students were ranked 11th in the world for reading, 14th for science and 18th for math. After a decade of increased emphasis on standardized tests, the U.S. global ranking in 2012 fell to 21st for reading, 24th for science and 31st for math. The sharp fall in the global rankings of the U.S. since 2000 suggests that the NCLBs excessive, high-stakes focus on standardized testing may be encouraging the drill-like drudgery of teaching to the test rather than innovative instruction that inspires student learning. Various polls also affirm that only one in four teachers consider standardized tests an accurate measurement of student learning. Whether one is pro or con, standardized tests are here to stay. However, their excessive use has swung the pendulum so far that a greater balance between testing and learning is needed. Standardized tests, therefore, should be one among several assessments for teacher accountability and student progress rather than the alpha and omega. Continuing to do otherwise promises to take the joy of teaching and learning out of the classroom to the detriment of both teachers and students.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY High-stakes testing counter productive Brackets leave time for little else President Obamas My Brothers Keeper plan READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Unrealistic generationRecently, I read that the present generation says they are smarter than any generation preceding it. I guess that shows the present generation is not too realistic, and living in a world called la, la land. Examples; they cant write cursive, spell, do math without a calculator, they use drugs, do drinking binges, use guns, smoke pot, many going to jail for violent crimes, theyre lost without computers, I Pads, I Phones, the Internet, theyre poorly educated. Theyve achieved nothing, except being a liability on society. Now the generations before the current one, which includes the greatest generation, of which Im one, have accomplished the following: founded this country, won the revolutionary war, won the war of 1812, the union was preserved by the Civil war, won WW 1, and WWII, persevered in the longest war in our history, yes, the Korean war, fought in Vietnam, and also created the computer age, discovered new drugs which are now saving millions of lives, put a man in space and a man on the moon, and much more. Top that! If we refer back to the first paragraph, which todays generation may not know what a paragraph might be, all the current generation has succeeded in doing, cant read above a third grade level, are being a blight to society, trying to denigrate this country, and in general, arent too bright. Bill Ford Ocala LETTER TO THE EDITOR PLEASESEESMITH, PAGE9

PAGE 9

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com has been [that] I am my brothers keeper. Obama claimed that year that his efforts to help working-class and poor Americans by extending unemployment insurance, improving education, doubling the funding for LIHEAP (a home heating assistance program), increasing the child tax credit, Pell grants for college students, and the earned-income tax credit were all motivated by his belief that I am my brothers keeper. Exhorting Americans to combat human trafficking at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2012, Obama invoked the story of the Good Samaritan. Recognizing that we are our brothers keepers, he proclaimed, weve got to bind up peoples wounds. In his 2012 Christmas message, Obama declared, a child born in a stable brought our world a redeeming gift of peace and salvation. This message speaks to us to this daythat we are called to love each other as we love ourselves, that we are our brothers keeper [this is] a message that guides my Christian faith. Obamas faith has been very controversial and misunderstood. He has testified frequently to his belief in Jesus Christ as his savior and Lord, especially in his speeches at the annual national prayer breakfast, but he has rarely attended church as president. Obamas faith is difficult to decipher because various streamsthe African-American church, the Social Gospel movement, mainline Protestantism, and evangelicalismhave all helped shape it. He shares the greatest affinity with progressive Protestants and socially liberal evangelicals who view assisting the least of these as the highest biblical social priority. The disparate assessments of Obamas faith by politically conservative and liberal Christians stem largely from their sharp disagreement over what responsibilities the Bible assigns to government and whether government programs or private projects and acts can best alleviate poverty. The president has chosen a strange text as his principle biblical themethe words are Cains response to God in Genesis 4 after murdering his brother Abelam I my brothers keeper? Nevertheless, the Bible clearly teaches that we are responsible for helping one another and that those with wealth, power, and privileges are specially called to aid those who are struggling. Therefore, recognizing the huge challenges confronting African-American and Latino boys and young men today, and the pivotal role private groups will play in Obamas initiative, we should all applaud and support it.Dr. Gary Scott Smith chairs the history department at Grove City College and is a fellow for faith and the presidency with The Center for Vision & Values. He is the author of Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Heaven in the American Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2011). SMITHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with games beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a Fish Fry on the second and fourth Fridays of every month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor chicken wings and/or shrimp baskets every first and third Fridays of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the Canteen provided by: Bubbilicious March 21 and Ken Jackson and March 22. 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. Saturday, April 5, 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 presold only. See the Canteen server for your tickets. Easter Dinner Saturday, April 19, ham with all the fixins, 4:30 to 6. See your canteen server for your tickets. Sign up books are out for Buddy Poppy Drive. Please donate a couple hours of your time. See book for the many locations and times available. Dates are May 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781, 9401 SW 110th St. Telephone 352-873-4781. For members and guests. VFW Post 4781 events Passover greetings were included letting our personnel know that they are remembered over these special holidays. These games will help pass the long and lonely hours of our service people and we are grateful for the support of kind people such as Billie who give of themselves for our troops. Find Wilma on facebook and amazon.com.Movie NightCaptain Phillips is the scheduled feature for Movie Night on Tuesday, April 1. Tom Hanks stars in this true life story of Captain Richard Phillips of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama when it was taken over by Somali pirates. Filled with action and drama this story will quicken your pulse and tug at your heart strings all at the same time. Enjoy comfortable seating; popcorn and lemonade and a top ranked new movie all for free in our climate controlled clubhouse. Of course you are welcome to bring your own treats if you wish. This movie is rated PG 13 so there should be no problem with our residents getting in to see it. Come out and enjoy.Fantastic Sing-a-LongYour Cherrywood Songbirds are holding a special Sing-a-Long event on Wednesday, April 2 so come out and join in this debut event. Admission is free for all our residents and friends and the caliber of music is top notch. Join your voices with those of the Song Birds as they sing familiar show tunes and music that we all know and love. Director Vince Basile will be your host with accompanist Frank Juarbe on the keyboard for this one of kind musical adventure. The Songbirds performance begins at 2 in the afternoon so bring your friends and family and some refreshments too if you wish and come out for this great time. Back in the day it would have been called a Hootenanny but us modern folks know it as a Sing-a-Long; by any name, it nothing but fun. Cribbage ClubJoin the wild and crazy members of our Cribbage Club on Mondays at 12:30 in the card room of the clubhouse. If youve never played before, youll find many willing and able teachers and if you are an accomplished player; you have a good chance of beating the rest of us but we will give you some competition albeit in the spirit of good fun. Crazy; Whacky; Fashion ShowBack by popular demand is our Crazy Whacky Fashion Show. This event was a big hit last year and this year is shaping up to be even better. Our wonderful models; men and women; have a limited budget and using their stylish sense of fashion; put together outfits they feel will please and win admiration from the audience. Well, at least thats the goal. Some of the outfits are daring; some chic and high brow; and some are just down right funny but all are eligible for prizes and the appreciation of a well entertained group of on lookers. Tickets are only $2 for this annual riot of an event so see Geri today and make sure youll have a chair for this dazzling show. Rumor has it that Joannie will be back this year to introduce the models and describe their ensembles. See you on Friday, April 11 from 1 until 3 for a super time.Ladies LunchAll of the ladies of Cherrywood are invited and encouraged to come out for the monthly ladies luncheon in the clubhouse. The next lunch will be Wednesday April 9 at noon. Each lady is asked to bring a dish to pass; a place setting for themselves and a smile. Our ladies know how to cook so you will get a delicious meal and have a great time socializing with your friends and neighbors. Our new residents are especially encouraged to attend. We have a great group of gals who are friendly; laugh a lot and who are genuinely good people. Bring your appetite and your sense of humor along with a dish to pass. Youll be glad you did when you see how much fun these luncheons are.TriviaWatch here for Trivia Night on April 16. Donna James will be bringing the questions to tease and please our contestants. It only costs a dollar to play so gather up a team or come by yourself and join friends and neighbors as they try to answer the titillating and mentally stimulating questions. Prize money and bragging rights accompany the winners through the entire month so bring your best game and join us. All proceeds for Trivia Night go to the Patriot Dog Project.From your reporter Special thanks to Ardie Heape for covering the paper these past five weeks. As you all know, she did a fantastic job reporting our Cherrywood news and giving me a break to catch up on some personal business. I am deeply grateful to her and promise all her fans that she will be back. As she said, this is a now a team effort. Easter is coming and our snowbirds will be leaving soon but we have a lot of events coming up in the near future that they will be able to attend along with our year around residents. There is one event I would like to call special attention to even though it isnt a Cherrywood function. Im speaking of an event that a group called The Compassionate Friends is sponsoring. Compassionate Friends was organized to assist families who have had the indefinable sorrow of losing a child. On April 26, at 3 in the afternoon; they will hold a Butterfly & Balloon Picnic at Erwins Farm behind the Veterinarian Clinic at 10725 SE 36th Ave. in Belleview. This is an opportunity for loved ones to celebrate the life of their beloved little one by releasing balloons and butterflies; singing songs and reciting poetry. Registration for this event closes on April 7 so contact Betty at 35-245-4798; Bill at 352-522-0768 or Norellen at 352369-6665 as soon as possible. These people will be happy to provide information and to take your reservation. You can also contact these individuals if you would like to learn how you can provide support for the Ocala Chapter of Compassionate Friends. I know the people of Cherrywood will help because thats what we do. If you have any comments; suggestions or ideas for this section of your Citizen Newspaper please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Its always good to hear from you. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 000HP93 7651 SW Hwy 200, Suite 103 (Near Oasis restaurant, between Publix & Lowes) Circle Square Plaza 352-854-2033 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM -6 PM Sat. 8 AM -2 PM Sofie, Dee, Edward, Angela Expires 4/10/14 Perm, Cut & Style $55 Senior Mans Haircut $10 For Appt. Call (352) 854-4017 000HP9L STOP THE PAIN with Laser Pain Relief A Revolutionary Super Pulsed Laser Technology for treatment of pain & injuries. Also offering Medicupping along with advanced balance programs. Timberridge 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 2000, Ste. 2001, Ocala, FL 10405 N. Sherman Dr., Citrus Springs, FL www.eldiablogolf.com000HILA FREE GOLF! Play Any Day in March at full rate & Get a FREE ROUND in May, June, July or August Book Your Tee Time Now! DIREC TAX Call Gene Hester for Appointment at 237-5330 Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW St. Rd. 200, Suite 111 Ocala, FL 34476 000H4Q4 Gene Hester/Raymond James State & Fed. Returns Lowest Prices E-File & Rapid Refunds Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000HN7A Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000HPDV FL Seller Of Travel 13519 Sarasota Beach, Aug. 18-21, 3 nights Back by popular demand, Sandcastle Resort-Lido Beach, 7 meals, theater, $425 pp Clearwater, Sat., Sept. 6 Early bird dinner theater, Greater Tuna, Buffet Lunch, $80 pp Chicago, Sept. 13-21, 9 days Great stops along the way, 14 meals, tour of Chicago & cruise on Lake Michigan, $789 pp Nashville Show Trip, Oct. 19-25, 7 days Grand Ole Opry, 2 shows, 10 meals, tours, $625 pp Marlene Kaiser OTOW resident 843-4133 marlenekaiser@yahoo.com 000HMFG E-bay Specialists Gary Wilson & Mary OBrien everythingunderthesun4u@hotmail.com 352-861-6991 352-229-4124 Everything Under The Sun We do the work for you. John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS 9045 SW HWY 200 Ocala, Florida 34481 352-861-9473 Specializing in the like-new car, without the new car price! Come see us and see why buying a new car never makes sense! Dont Worry Buy with confidence! All Wise Way vehicles are certified! www.wisewayautoinc.com Auto Sales, Inc. Family Owned & Operated Since 1999 South Marion Citizens readers Choice Poll #1 Used Car Dealer for 7 Consecutive Years! Mention this ad and get 3 years of FREE service with your next vehicle purchase! 000HIST 000HNE7 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 100% Guaranteed Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services 24 Hour Emergency Water Removal!!! Carpet Dries Fast, 1-2 Hours Tile & Grout Carpet Stretching Upholstery Water Extraction Air Duct Cleaning 35% OFF TILE CLEANING Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. 3 ROOMS & HALLWAY $ 65 00 Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. CARPET STRETCHING OR REPAIR 25% OFF Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. Toll Free 866-443-1766 Local 352-503-2091 www.ThuraClean.com Only 30% OFF AREA RUG CLEANING Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. coupon required coupon required coupon required coupon required 000HGZZ Massage Therapy Manual Lymphatic Drainage at Jasmine Plaza 30 min. $ 25 60 min. $40 90 min. $60 By appointment only 352-620-4298 Lic. Massage Therapist Penny Chester-Reilly Lic. #MM31909 000HP3E Locally Owned IP Resort $169 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $189 pp/dbl SOT #36723 Biloxi Ca$ino Tours 3 Nights April 21-24, May 19-22 Chance to win $50 CASH 352-840-0333 www.LauraKaneTravel.com Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus ONE FREE TRIP GIVEN AW AY EACH MONTH 000HP26 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm O CALA G OLF C ART 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned Garage Floor Mat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 49 High Speed Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Sunbrella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 119 Mag Wheels 10in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 349 Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee the Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries $4,995 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned $4,995 Now Offering Sleekline Yamaha Great Prices, Best Selection 6-V 6 PACK $399 8-V 6 PACK $499 6-V T605 only $539 8-V T875 only $599 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala ASK ABOUT NO MONEY DOWN VA OR FHA FINANCING 000HOVP Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! PLEASE CALL TO HAVE YOUR HOUSE APPRAISED FOR A NEW LISTING! 2/2/1 FRAME HOME with aluminum siding. House is completely remodeled, new carpet and new high toilets, home has new coat of paint and is ready to move in. All appliances included, located in a gated 55+ community with many activities for the residents. MLS 398597 $54,000 2/2/2 FRAME HOME with carpet and vinyl on floors, has breakfast nook to enjoy your backyard. newer roof and air, nice landscaping and good curb appeal, located in a gated 55+ community. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, good place to retire to. MLS 403758 $73,500 2/2/1 WITH VINYL SIDING, indoor laundry, all appliances included, newer range and refrigerator, 9/14 enclosed lanai, home has new paint. Very private location with woods in backyard, gated 55+ community, fenced area for your pets. MLS 399195 $58,500 VERY WELL MAINTAINED 2/2/1 home, all appliances included, new tile floor in living area, glass enclosed 9/14 lanaiwith tile floor. Also includes a tile patio. Home is move-in condition, landscaped and located in a gated 55+ community. MLS 401156 $65,900 2/2/1 HOME FEATURES A GREAT ROOM, opens to kitchen, dining and living room, completely remodeled. New oak cabinets and countertop. Home is handicapped friendly, large 20/9 Florida room, indoor laundry, newer roof and air located in a guarded 55+ community. MLS 383919 $54,900 2/2/1 FRAME AND VINYL HOME, tile in kitchen, laundry room and baths, new carpet in bedrooms. Fresh paint, upgraded baths, new appliances in kitchen, new windows and new roof, new frontdoor location, and is in a gated 55 community. Landscaped and ready to move in. MLS 390468 $65,000

PAGE 10

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Imade the mistake the other night of complaining out loud. It is one thing to complain under your breath so that nobody hears you or knows what you are complaining about. But when you complain out loud, then you run the chance of somebody hearing you. The somebody I was most concerned about was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Some things are meant to be kept to yourself and for obvious reasons. For some reason, who knows what it was, I let my guard down and vocalized my complaining. I must confess that it rather caught me off guard. What are you complaining about, my wife said directing the question to me. At first, I did not know what she was talking about because I did not realize that I was vocalizing my complaints. All I could say at the time was, Did I say that out loud? My wife has a delicate way of backing me in a corner where I have to say what is on my mind. Fortunately, I do not have much of a mind for anything to get on. Unfortunately, my tongue is not attached to anything and so it is looseygoosey. What I was complaining about were all the crazy people, particularly on television. Just when you think you have seen the most crazy thing, something else or someone else takes the lead in the race to crazyville. Since my wife asked me, I let go on a very eloquent rant against crazy. At this point, I forget the exact crazy that set me off. But it does not matter. If it were not one thing, it would be another thing. I have tried throughout my life to be an equal crazy complainer. If you are crazy, you can be sure I am going to complain about you. You, in particular, my wife was directing this toward me, ought to be quite thankful about all of the crazy people in the world. That set me off on another rant. I am not thankful for the crazy people in this world. The less crazy people the better I am going to like it. And I made the mistake of telling her exactly what I thought about that. We do not need more crazy people, I argued. Someone in Congress ought to pass a law against crazy. While I said that, it occurred to me that most of the crazy people are in Congress. I do not want more crazy people in this world. Enough is enough already, move on. Really, my wife argued, you ought to be happy about all the crazy people in the world. In praise of being crazy Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE11 Yesterday was the first day of spring. Already trees have started budding and flowers blooming. Hopefully, the weather up north has improved so that snowstorms and freezing rain have ended and they can expect a nice springtime. With a spring in our step we travel down Pun Alley for some seasonal tales.A soft smellJohn had spent months waiting impatiently for signs of spring. When the first warm, sunny day arrived, he eagerly stepped onto their patio deck. The sight of green sprouts and the sounds of singing birds pleased him. More than anything else, he delighted in the sweet aroma of the spring air. He beckoned to his wife to join him. She quietly brought him back to earth when she mentioned that he was standing in front of the dryer vent, inhaling the scent of fabric softener.Spring singLast summer an old New England industrial town decided it was time to clean up the local waterway. Engineers built a series of diversionary trenches to capture some of the solid pollutants. During the winter these trenches all froze. With spring here and the ice melting, the vastly increased concentration of pollutants in these trenches is causing a great obnoxious odor in the neighborhood, prompting locals to start singing that famous old song, A River Ditch Aroma.Spring thinkingAt breakfast the golfers wife said, Now just because the weather is pretty today, dont think youre going to sneak off and play golf all day. Honey, he said, dont get upset. Golf is the furthest thing from my mind. Would you please pass the toast and putter?Spring flingsIn the spring boys begin to feel gallant and the girls begin to feel buoyant. Watermelons are so juicy because they are planted in the spring. The other day I went to the bookstore to buy a dictionary. The clerk showed me a really cheap one. I couldnt find the words to thank him. Spring is a kangaroos favorite season. In the spring jolly farmers say, hoe, hoe, hoe. When you cross a four-leaf clover and poison ivy you get a rash of good luck. After a hard winter, relief comes to the trees in the spring. The college kids call it spring break. Their parents, however, call it spring broke. Farmers and golfers can now start their spring plowing. The two bedbugs that fell in love got married in the spring.Spring breakTraveling in the south during spring break a group of Yale students stopped at a traffic light near a man sitting on a porch. He asked, Where you boys from? Yale, they replied. The man stood up and yelled, WHERE YOU BOYS FROM?Spring stepping?Look at this mess! roared an angry customer at a local cafe, pointing to his squashed doughnut. Its just as you ordered it, sir, the waitress replied. You told me to bring you coffee and a doughnut and step on it.Spring cleaningDuring the Spring Break, a freshman brought a semesters worth of dirty laundry home to wash. Soon after stepping into the laundry room, he shouted to his mom, What setting do I use on the washing machine? It depends. What does it say on your shirt? FSU.Spring jumpWith springtime in the air two guys were hiking in a wooded area when they came upon a large sinkhole. Curious about its depth, they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, but they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing. They searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole. The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area and they said that one had just jumped into the sinkhole in front of them. The man replied, Oh no. That couldnt be my goat; mine was tied to a railroad tie. Spring is in the air Pun Alley Dick Frank 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 000GUM1 1.7 miles west of I-75 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 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. 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 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 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 000GUYF 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net 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 000HIQP PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000H8GU 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 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 Conard L. Chambers Senior Minister 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 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 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 000HG9R 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 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 000HOPT 000HI3G For information & Tee Times 352.629.7980 www.OcalaNational.com #300 Located on Hwy 27 across from Golden Ocala 4782 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482 G OLF & L UNCH S PECIAL 18 Holes, Cart Fee, Lunch Valid through Mar. 31, 2014. Must present coupon. Offer may not be utilized with other offers. Tee times may be made up to 7 days in advance of the date of play. $37 00 +tax BEFORE 1:00PM (Deli sandwich, chips, and soft drink) $32 00 +tax Includes Lunch Without Lunch $32 00 +tax AFTER 1:00PM (Deli sandwich, chips, and soft drink) $29 00 +tax Includes Lunch Without Lunch Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 yearsThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 237-9225W.E. BISHOP, JR.Attorney At Law ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS NO CHARGE FOR INITIAL CONSULTATION Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 000HOLO BOTTLE OF WINE WITH $50 PURCHASE. EXCLUDES BEER, CIGARETTES AND LOTTO. EXPIRES 3/28/14. NEW STORE IN JASMINE PLAZA 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, 509-4983 Captain Morgan 1.75 Reg. $22.99 NOW $20.99 Smirnoff 1.75 Reg. $22.99 NOW $19.99 Silver Patron 375ml Reg. $26.99 NOW 2 FOR $39.99 Popov Vodka 1.75 Reg. $15.49 NOW $13.99 Crown Royal 1.75 Reg. $45.99 NOW $40.99 Crown Royal 750 Reg. $23.99 NOW $20.99 HUGE SELECTION OF BEER, LIQUOR AND WINE Mardi Gras Homosassa Style Saturday, March 22 Yulee Dr., Old Homosassa, FL 9 AM 6 PM Parade Starts at 10 AM Shrimp, Food, Beer & Wine, Vendors, Kids Zone, Arts & Crafts Rotary Club of Homosassa Springs Supported by: 000HJWB Ameriprise Financial Fresh from Florida Crystal Automotive The Freezer Gildans The Shed Neon Leons DiscoverCitrusCounty.com FDS Disposal Suncoast Plumbing Citrus 95.3/The Fox 96.7 Homosassa Printing Homosassa Wildlife Park Live Music Cash Prizes Info call 352-201-2520 or go to www.shrimpapalooza.com National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide AwayFrom-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. 000HNWA $100 $100 $100 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Promotional Promotional Discount to all Discount to all Attendees Attendees REDS RESTAURANT 8411 N. SR 200 Tuesday, March 25 10:00 AM OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy 200 Wednesday, March 26 3:30 PM WOLFYS RESTAURANT 2159 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thursday, April 3 3:30 PM

PAGE 11

the Citizen. Also be advised that the sale date shown last week for Christmas at Gaylord Palms should have read Friday, March 28 at the Island Club. It is also shown incorrectly in the Blue brochure. April ticket sale dates are as follows and always from 8 to 9 a.m.: April 1 at the Orchid Club Trip 4 Starlite Cruise 5 Victory Casino 8 Victory Casino 19Biltmore Estate April 4 at the Island Club Trip 3 Forever Plaid 16 Murder Mystery Train April 5 at the Island Club Trip 7 The Greater Tuna 12St Augustine Outlets April 8 at the Orchid Club Trip 6 Kiss Me Kate 18 Dirty DancingBaby Boomers ClubMark your calendar for upcoming events !! Tuesday, April 8 were going to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. Ticket sales are Monday, March 24 in the Orchid Club Lobby. $22 pp. Friday, April 25 brings the Baby Boomers Spring Dance, featuring Oak Runs own DJ Nicky-B spinning the tunes. Ticket sales are Saturdays, April 5 and 12. $5 members, $7 guests from 9 to 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. Saturday, March 29. We also have a few spots open for the Boomers Bowling Outing. Bowling will be at AMF Galaxy West Lanes 2 p.m. and the After Party will be at the Orchid Club starting at 5 p.m. To sign up for Bowling call Barry or Mary Ann 352-289-1604. Please see more details on the Boomers Blog.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfAfter 2 days of competition, March 11 and March 13, we crowned the Presidents Cup champion! It is Kathy Kollar. Kathy played so great on both days and took 1st place. The other ladies who had good games are: 2nd(tie) Chris Orndorff, and Joanne Welch, 3rdSylvia Zappia, 4th-Maureen Edwards, 5th-Janet Tully, 6th(tie) Mary Kay Frandsen and Joanne Ellis. Winners of the daily play are: March 11: 1st Flight: 1-Sylvia Zappia, 2Elsa Berbig, 3-Joanne Ellis 2nd Flight:1-Chris Orndorff, 2-Maureen Edwards, 3-Joanne Welch 3rd Flight: 1-Kathy Kollar, 2(tie)Sharon Scrivens and Janet Tully Closest to the pin: Sylvia Zappia March 13: 1st Flight: 3 tied for 1st: Joanne Ellis, Sylvia Zappia and Judy Klein 2nd Flight: 1-Joanne Welch, 2-Maureen Edwards, 3(tie) Chris Orndorff and Salita Timmermeyer 3rd Flight: 1-Kathy Kollar, 2-Kim Hessel, 3(tie) Mary Kay Frandsen and Janet Tully Closest to the pin: Patty Dougherty What a great tournament, ladies!Well that is it for this week. If you see me around one of the activities, please stop and say hello. Dont forget yummy pancakes tomorrow. Keep all the ticket sales dates on your calendars. Dont forget be kind to one another and you will be happier. Laura Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com At this point, I was tempted to direct my complaining toward her. But you know what that would mean, and so do I. I finally broke down and asked her what in the world she was talking about. One of the things I have learned throughout the years of marital bliss is that if you ask your wife to tell you something, she will do it. But I was desperate at this time and I needed a little bit of clarification. She looked at me, paused as if she was collecting her thoughts and then said, You should be thankful that there are so many crazy people out in the world. The more crazy people there are, the more you are going to fit in. If for some reason we could eliminate all the crazy people in the world you would be a very lonely person. She continued her explanation by saying, Every crazy person takes the focus away from you. If there were not enough crazy people out in the world people would be focusing on you and complaining about how crazy you are. You do not have to hit me over the head with a hammer. That is the thing about my wife. When she is right, she is right. At least it gave me a new perspective on the world around me. Also, a new appreciation for crazy. I began to see her point of view, as humbling as it was, and realize that crazy has a place. As I further thought about this, I began to realize that everybody is crazy only in different areas of their life. Some peoples crazy is more noticeable than others, but everybody has that crazy gene. I guess that is what makes us human. After some deep reflection on the subject, I have come to the point where I want to praise crazy. I never thought of it along this line, but everybody has the right to change his or her mind about anything. Personally, I would like to change my mind for one that really works. One mans crazy is another mans delight. What is crazy to one person may be something rather important and enjoyable to another. After all, who am I to say what is crazy and what is not crazy. It is important to find someone else with something that you can truly appreciate. I thought about that and what Solomon said, Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones (Proverbs 3:7-8). Instead of spending so much time complaining about other people, I need to exercise the fine art of appreciation and learn how to praise people on their terms.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 West Marion Moose Lodge activities Friday, March 21: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment Barry and Sandra, Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall. Saturday, March 22: Steak Night $10, Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Social Quarters. Sunday, March 23: Breakfast 911:30 a.m. (made to order eggs, bacon, omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy) Nascar Sunday with a potluck from 3-5 p.m.. lodge will provide pulled pork Monday, March 24: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 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, March 26: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27: 1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., 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, March 28: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Nashville Recording Artist Willie Crisel 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. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Read the classifieds Easter Seals launches redesigned websiteEaster Seals Florida (ESF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.easterseals.com/florida/. The recently re-designed site provides users with easier access to information about ESFs unparalleled services and programs for persons with disabilities and special needs, and their families. The new website features larger navigation buttons, more vibrant images and quick access to the non-profits social media sites, like Facebook and YouTube. The revamped website demonstrates ESFs continued focus on its clients and their families, by recognizing the need for technological updates and advancements. We wanted the new site to be easy to use, as some of our clients do not have fine motor skills, said Sue Ventura, president and CEO of Easter Seals. The new platform allows for those with limited vision and cognitive difficulties to find what they are looking for just as easily as those with finely honed computer skills. ESF new website is modeled after Easter Seals Nationals website; users on both sites will experience similar functions and layout, which will allow for easier accessibility to information on programs and services. ESF serves 40 of the states 67 counties. Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HNFC 000HK2F 000HOQE 8441 SW Highway 200 Ste. 101, Ocala, FL 352.237.2240 Mon-Fri. 9-5 Saturday 10-2 www.GemGalleriaJewelers.com Gem Galleria Jewelers for lifes special moments Prices Are Back Up BUYING GOLD & SILVER Sell or Trade For New Jewelry Fine Jewelry Watches Giftware Repairs Appraisals Al Sickle 208-5664 000HOZ1 MLS # 404406 EXPANDED PINE MODEL Workshop, Florida Room, Nice Landscape New carpet in bedrooms Tile all other areas Handicapped bathroom Dot Baker 207-8399 OPEN HOUSE_SUNDAY March 23, 2014 1:00 to 2:00 pm PINE RUN ESTATES 8955 SW 104 PL_$54,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY March 23, 2014 1:00 to 2:00 pm ON TOP OF THE WORLD RESALES 8618A SW 91 PL $49,900 Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run Entrance. Pass Guard, first left, then first right. Home on Right. Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to OTOW entrance. R 85 Ter, L 97 St, R 87 Ave, R 91 Pl. Home on right. MLS # 404426 BIRMINGHAM END UNIT Upgraded well maintained New: AC 2010, Roof 2006 2bd, 2ba, 1cg, Family rm, Big eat-in Kitchen Formal Living-Dining Rm. 000HPE5 OPEN HOUSE OAK RUN THE PRESERVE Sunday, March 23, 2014 1:00-3:00 PM 7893 SW 115 Pl. Beautiful, light and bright, 2/2 with an office. Gorgeous home with all new appliances, double garage, brick paved driveway and patio. Backs up to wooded area for extra privacy. Lots of extras. A must see! $104,900 LORI CORNELIUS Homerun Realty 352-274-0743 Cell 352-624-0935 Office 352-624-0942 Fax 000HJJX $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! Flowers $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! DISCOUNT DISCOUNT OUTLET STORE OUTLET STORE MON THRU SAT 9:00AM-6:00PM; SUN 11AM-5PM *PRICES GOOD ONLY AT THE OCALA SR 200 LOCATION ALL PRODUCTS THRIFT STORE QUALITY OR BETTER 6285 SW SR 200 OCALA, FL 352-237-2180 352-237-2180 99 6 pack Tastykake Pecan Swirls 6 pack Tastykake Dessert Cups BREADS BUNS ROLLS 99 DAILY 000HIZZ Privately Owned & Operated. Call our office today for special pricing if transferring from a closed office. Complete Dental Services Visit our web site at: CarolinaDentures.net

PAGE 12

The generations who are not retired talk about balancing work, play, and learning. Most of us are lucky in that work for us is not part of the equation. Were lucky that we dont need to rush to meet deadlines. Most of the time there is every good reason for us to live our days feeling calm and peaceful. Although most of us encounter health issues from time to time, we should be grateful that we mainly can spend our days the way we want. Our lives are good most of the time and our attitudes should reflect that.Travel ToppersNew brochure is out. Pick one up right away as we have a great extended day trip that we expect will fill up quickly: Inge has arranged a fantastic trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the International Balloon Fiesta Oct. 3-8. Trip includes three nights in Albuquerque and two nights in Santa Fe, which is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Held since 1972, it is the largest hot air festival in the world and features 750 hot air balloons. You will see the launch in the morning and also see them light up from the inside at night. It is sure to be a fantastic sight. There will be guided sightseeing tours in both cities. Flight will depart from Tampa Airport. Deposit is $250 pp. Insurance highly recommended. Seats are limited so book ASAP. For full details call Inge Gaitch at 352-237-7428, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. Getting very close to cut off date for Mothers Day trip to the Show Palace to see Wizard Of Oz. Call Allan Rickards at 352-390-3075, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. For Fathers Day paddle wheeler cruise on the St. Johns River, call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533. Enjoy three-hour cruise with sit-down dinner, sightseeing, entertainment and commentary by the captain.OTOW Theatre GroupOne week from today at 7 p.m., the first of our three shows will be on the Recreation Building stage. Something Old, Something New has something for everyone. At $8 for reserved and $6 for general seating, this is the best value for money. Your support helps us fund an annual scholarship for a deserving student of Drama and the Arts at the College of Central Florida. You can buy tickets on Monday and Wednesday at the H&R building, 8 to 10 a.m. or turn up at the door on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 for a 7 p.m. show and Sunday, March 30 for a 3 p.m. show. See you there. Call 352-732-0706 for Anne if you have questions.Master the PossibilitiesThere are 35 programs scheduled to begin next week. The majority have some openings. With fascinating lectures on a variety of topics, you should really take another look at that Master the Possibilities catalog. You can view it on line at masterthepossibilities.com and register on line too! There will be a special showing of the Academy Award winning film, Years a Slave on March 24 at 1 p.m. This has been moved to the Circle Square Cultural Center to accommodate the demand. It is free and open to all!100 GrandparentsThe 100 Grandparents and the children, wish to say a big thank you to Barbara Greenwood for 12 years of service to the children of Romeo School. Barbara has been the guiding light of this group that reads each month of the school year. She has always made sure every month that there was someone available to read to each and every class in the school. She is stepping down as organizer of the group. But, will keep reading as always. Evelyn Holiday has stepped forward to take her place. Holiday has been a reader with the group for three years. We know her and will support her as we did Barbara. Thank you to both these fine ladies.Line DanceThe OTOW H&R Ballroom was the setting for a line dance festival on Saturday, March 15. Ira Weisburd taught 18 new line dances to about 75 dancers. Ira has instructed dancers in Asia, Australia, Canada, Israel, and the U.S. Lions ClubApril 25 is the second annual Recycled Trashy Fashion Show. It is going to be one big night of Fashions from some very beautiful models. Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Theatre Group to present Something Old, Something New OTOW Happenings June Roberta Line dancers at OTOW follow the lead of instructor Ira Weisburd. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE29 We Give You Better Quality, Better Variety, Fair Pricing and Factory Warranties (where applicable)! 8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481On SR 200 At The Entrance To On Top Of The WorldMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 352-854-2060 FACTORY AUTHORIZED DEALER Fast, Friendly & Professional Service We Service All Brands Factory Authorized Dealer*In Stock Units Only As Low As$6,9952013 CLUB CAR PRECEDENTFull Factory Warranty NEW 10% OFFExpires 2/28/14. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon.Expires 2/28/14. Full set only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon.Expires 2/28/14. All new, no blems. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Trip charge may apply.NEED BATTERIES?FREE Installation with Purchase of Full Set T-105 6-VOLT$643T-875 8-VOLT$673T-1275 12-VOLT$683Full Set$25OFFAny 8 DOT Tires or Any 10 Aluminum Wheel DOT Tires 15% OFFTIRE SALEAny Repair or Tune Up on Any Brand! (Electric or Gas) We Give You Better Quality, Better Variety, Fair Pricing and Factory Warranties (where applicable)! 8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481On SR 200 At The Entrance To On Top Of The World 352-854-2060 FACTORY AUTHORIZED DEALER Fast, Friendly & Professional Service We Service All Brands Factory Authorized Dealer 10% OFFExpires 3/28/14. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Expires 3/28/14. All new, no blems. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Trip charge may apply.NEED BATTERIES?FREE Installation with Purchase of Full Set T-105 6-VOLT$643T-875 8-VOLT$673T-1275 12-VOLT$683Full Set$25OFF Expires 3/28/14. Full set only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon.Any 8 DOT Tires or Any 10 Aluminum Wheel DOT Tires Full Set Only 15% OFFTIRE SALEAny Repair or Part000HPCGMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 20% OFFwith Purchase of Any Golf Car in Our Showroom(In-Stock Units ONLY!)Expires 3/28/14. Expires 3/28/14.Standard or Comprehensive $500 OFF TUNE UPSPECIAL Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZ A $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000HOLP TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN P ARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000HOAI Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 8810 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala FL 34481 854-1000 www.carminesocala.com 000HM35 Carmines Monday Friday Lunch Special 10:30-3pm Take Out Only 14 PIZZA $ 7 95 Dine In CHICKEN PARMIGIANA $ 7 95 000HJBV Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDAY SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $7.50 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000HP2A Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000H92Q 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000HNMB R&L Auto Detailing $ 29 95 Call for A pp t. 875-6486 6895 SW Hwy. 200 4 Miles West of I-75 ... because your car deserves better. Reg. $ 39 95 SPRING SPECIAL: HAND WASH & WAX Includes Windows, Vacuum Carpets, Wheel Treatment, Tire Shine & Door Jams WORLD CLASS SERVICE SINCE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

PAGE 13

day, March 7 through April 11, the dinners will be served from 4:30 to 6. The menu is baked or fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, roll and butter and dessert. Ticket cost (not including beverage) is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12 and may be purchased at the door. Takeouts will be available as usual. All are invited to come and enjoy a good meal and fellowship. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m. Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m. Spanish service 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. Thursday: Spanish Bible study, 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Contact at 352-291-2080 or www.crossroadscog.net.First CongregationalPainting The Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith is the topic of this years Lenten Series at First Congregational Church, which will be held in the Enrichment Center (7171 SW State Road 200), Wednesdays at noon to April 9. Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. The DVD series features more than a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers who will guide us through a journey of discovery that we are not separate from the creativity that produced us. Following the discussion, a light lunch will be served.Peace LutheranPeace Lutheran Church at 7201 South Highway 41, five miles north of Dunnellon, is beginning the celebration of the season of Lent which leads us through Holy Week to Easter. This year Pastor McKee is using The Lords Prayer as the midweek and Holy Week theme. The Wednesday services will be at noon, preceded by Bible Study at 10 a.m., and pot-luck lunch at 11:15 a.m. Future topics will be: March 26, noon, Thy Will Be Done, on Earth as It Is in Heaven, John 4:5, 39 April 2, noon, Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread, John 9:1, 13, 34 April 9, noon, Forgive Us Our Trespasses . John 11:1 April 17, 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday, Lead Us Not into Temptation, Luke 22:39 April 18, 7 p.m., Good Friday, Deliver Us from Evil, Luke 23:46 The Easter Sunday celebration service, on April 20, will be at 10 a.m. The family of Peace Lutheran Church, The Church on the Hill, welcomes Dunnellon and surrounding communities to join them for all of the services, to fellowship, and to focus on the events leading up to the Last Supper, Christs betrayal, arrest, crucifixion, burial, and finally, His triumphant Easter morning resurrection. For information, contact the church office at 352489-5881, visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or visit Peace on Facebook at www.TinyURL.com/Peace4140. Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe annual Missions Conference is 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 23) morning service beginning at 10:45 a.m. During Sunday (March 23) 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. The Hyssongs are a family who have been singing together 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. Children programs 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. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.Joy Lutheran ChurchOn April 2, Jayne Elspermann, principal of West Port High School, will speak on Caring for the Children. On the last Wednesday, April 9, a Stephen Minister will speak on Caring for Each Other. The theme for the Sunday worship services (8:15 and 11 a.m.) during Lent, Pastor Edward L. Holloway, Jr. will relate his message to the gospel lessons on such subjects as), Invited (3/16), Understood (3/23), Healed (3/30), and Raised (4/6). All are welcome to attend these services. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is located on SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information contact the church office at 352-854-4509 ext.221.Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will be holding a Passover Seder at the Temple, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala on Monday night, April 14 at 6. A traditional Seder service will be conducted by our spiritual leader, Rabbi Harold Jaye followed by a full seder dinner. Choice of main course will be brisket or chicken. Cost per person is $28.50. For reservations or information call Elaine at 352-789-5617 or Anne at 352-245-1212. Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, March 21: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 21: The Perrys in Concert, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Benevolence fund Sunday. Tuesday, March 25: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 26: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, March 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 ChurchFriday, March 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 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. Sunday, March 30: This Sunday is National Friends Day at churches across the U.S. This is a special day for all Christians to invite family and friends who are not actively involved in a church to join them in their church. Lets make this a day when we fill our churches with those who have not discovered how important and what a wonderful experience attending a church can be. Saturday, April 5: Ladies come and enjoy a great time of fellowship and Spiritual renewal at the SWCC Ladies Mini Retreat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, music, a craft and more. If you have questions or just want to learn about angels, this retreat is for you. Please RSVP to Lucy Lieber at 352620-8058 by Sunday, March 30. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes the beloved old-time Gospel hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires, so that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you to come and visit with us to see if we are the church you are seeking. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (South off State Road 200), Ocala 34476, phone 352-861-9080.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 23 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 Reign of David Sweet Psalmist of Israel, The Auditorium Class is taught by Bill Wallett. In the 10:45 Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Ten Thousand Years. Our Pastor Randall Brown, will continue his series from the book of Nehemiah. Sunday evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.St. Jude CatholicAnthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. It is located on the north side of the building for your shopping convenience. The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one meets 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 March 23. Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in English through April 11 and at 7 p.m. in Spanish through April 18. Those in need of healing in body and spirit may attend the Healing Mass on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. A lunch will follow in the Parish Hall for those in attendance. Fish Dinners at St. Jude: St. Jude Catholic Community will start their Lenten fish dinners on Ash Wednesday, March 5, between 4 and 6. Starting FriReligion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE20 RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 000HG5U 000HIRD VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 000HOAL 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 03/28/14 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 03/28/14 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 03/28/14 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 Most Cars Freon Extra 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 Starting At $79.95 Parts Extra $ 10 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment YES . WE CAN ALIGN THAT! Most Cars. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 CV Axles $ 149 95 Per Side Starting At Most Cars. Pine Ave. Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At Must present coupon. & BUDGET MUFFLER T EE P EE T IRE WE KNOW TIRES! EXCLUSIVE, PRIVATE, DOOR TO DOOR 352-641-0651 Licensed & Insured For Your Safety ORLANDO & TAMPA AIRPORTS Port Canaveral & Tampa Port Authority The Best Door to Door Fares to Central Florida Airports & Seaports from Ocala 000HKDY Private Door To Door Transfers to Orlando & Tampa Airports as Well as Port Canaveral & Tampa Cruise Lines R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar 352-854-5570 www.ramunnolawfirm.com 000H0XV Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 24 years. Call to schedule an appointment Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Pre-Marital Agreements Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Bone Density 873-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000H94W 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM FLU SHOTS Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Family Practice Dr. Lee, D.O. Dr. Peterzell, D.O. 000H8G5 Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon 352-489-4566 000HOEN www.rainbowsendgolfclub.com After 3 pm Special Unlimited Golf til 7:30 pm $15.00 Includes Cart Expires 4/30/14 000HHCC 000HJEWTHANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The Work Gutter Cleaning Entire House CLEANMASTER26 Years in Business Get Any 2 ServicesSame Day and SAVE! Only $50Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure RoofFREE ESTIMATES! Carpet Cleaning$18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamPer Room Sofa and Loveseat Furniture Cleaning$601 Chair Cleaned FREECall for details

PAGE 14

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Hello dear readers. It has been fun receiving all the following articles as it gives me a one up on the happenings around our community. I hope I never hear there is nothing to do and I am so bored. If you are, please read on.Troubadours at pancake breakfastThe Troubadours are gearing up for the spring concert to be performed at Palm Grove on April 10 and 11. The performances for both nights are at 7. Tickets are all general admission and are $5. You can purchase your tickets from any member. For a taste of the concert an ensemble has been put together for your listening pleasure to perform at the Pancake Breakfast on March 22, at which time tickets will also be sold. Please come out to Pancake Breakfast and listen to them. I will be there. Club ShalomClub Shalom had its Purim Party on Monday, March 10 at the Orchid Club. We told the story of Queen Esther along with noisemakers and eating the three cornered cookie called Hamantashen, depicting the three cornered hat worn by the evil Haman who tried to destroy the Jewish people. The courageous Queen Esther saved the Jews. It was a masquerade party with a prize given for the best costume. The delicious food was prepared by Shirley Gottfried, and set-up and cleanup was done by her very able committee. James Wynn was our M.C. A good time was had by all.Canine ClubThis months meeting is on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Island Club and will feature Beverly Carver, local SPCA president and supporter of the Patriot Pups program. Ms Carver will be accompanied by a trainer and dog to demonstrate the training involved. Meetings with visits from our four legged friends are always enjoyable, so plan to join us for an informative and fun evening out; refreshments and the 50/50 drawing will follow. Members may update their membership by paying their dues which is still only $5 per person. See you there.Do you remember?Tune in to Len Teitlers Do You Remember narrated by Anna Boodee, featuring Performing Arts Club of Oak Runs Christmas Party, on Dec. 9, 2013 following FYI. Looking back to the past, remembering friends will run March 21 to March 28 on Oak Runs community channel. Renaissance WomenPlease note the correct date of the next Renaissance Womens meeting is Sunday, March 30, not the 23rd. The Indoor Picnic will be the same day, March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Island Club. If interested in attending picnic, call Jessica at 352-873-4551. Any other questions call Nancy at 352237-6475.PACOR Performing ArtsLights will be going up soon on the Performing Arts Club of Oak Runs production of Rexs Exes. Ticket sales are going very well and the clubs ticket agents urge those interested to act this week. We have reserved seating still available for the evening shows and matinee and even a few spots at the prime rib dinner theater, says Linda Noel, Ticket Sales Chairperson. Each member of the cast is asking their neighbors to come out and enjoy the show. Marci Hutto of neighborhood 6 will be playing Cee Cee Windham. Gaynell Verdeen of Linkside is played by Marlena Yaich. The unstoppable Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen is played by our own unstoppable Bonnie Krieder who hales from neighborhood 6. Southern belle Peaches Verdeen Belrose is played by Dee Gragg of Eagles Point. LaMerle Verdeen Minshew is channeled by Roseanne Piscitelli of Fairway Oaks. A PACOR favorite character actor, Lou Winkleman from Timber Gate plays patriarch Aubrey Verdeen. EverOak Run Laura Smith Troubadours to give preview at pancake breakfast PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE15 The Right Care For Your Health Located on SW Highway 200 next to Hungry Howies, near Oak Run and IHOP 11115 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit #300, Ocala, FL 34481 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-6PM, SAT 9AM-2PM, SUN CLOSED Phone (352) 291-0177 Fax (352) 291-0199 MANAGED BY AN EXPERIENCED LOCAL PHARMACIST 000HN31 FREE GIFT WITH NEW OR TRANSFERRED PRESCRIPTIONS (Restrictions Apply) $3.50 Generics $1.25 Milk FREE DELIVERY COMPOUNDING The Perfect Combination Of Professional Knowledge & Personal Care Where You Are Treated Like Family Most Insurance Plans Accepted Discounted Prices for Senior Citizens Medication Adherence Service Medical Equipment & Supplies Robins Abraham, R.Ph., C.Ph. LET US FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION RITE CARE PHARMACY TENEMOS LOS PRECIOS MAS BAJOS LOWEST PRICES 000HPCV Are you thinking of selling your home? List your home with Julia and I will HELP YOU every step of the way! Julia McPherson (352) 895-0722 CALL Julia Julia McPherson McPherson REALTOR FOXFIRE REALTY (352) 895-0722 (352) 895-0722 Prices Are Negotiable On These Beautiful Homes. Lets Negotiate A Deal For You. NEW LISTING T his one s a charmer---3 BR + den + 3.5 baths + 2-car garage + huge encl. F la. rm. + 10x10 utility shed included and a deep backyard. T his one has the WOW factor! MLS #404732 A re you looking for a beautifully maintained home? L ook no further for this 2/2/2 incl. laundry rm. has it all. B reakfast nook in kitchen, living, family and formal DR rooms all open to each other. G uest BR and bath. P rivate master suite/bath w/shower. I mpressive corner lot. MLS #404302 NEW LISTING C ustom 4/3/2 home with upgrades galore! T ile floors + tray ceilings + custom cabinets + SS appliances. O wner being transferred L ets make a deal today. MLS #404437 MEADOW WOOD FARMS P rice reduced and ready for you to move right in. 3 BR + 2 BA + 2-car garage + 3 stall horse barn + 2.20 fenced and gated acres. SS appl. in kitchen. S creen porch. MLS #402725 3/2/2 + den home on landscaped and manicured corner lot incl. irrig well, island kitchen w/lots of cabinets & prep area, cath. ceilings glass sliders to F la rm. L arge mstr. suite w/luxury bath. W ater is included with HOA fee. MLS #403728 S pacious C ardinal model 3/2/2 home with tile, wood & laminate floors. encl F la. rm. w/fenced dog run. cath ceilings, walk-in closets. appl. included. A/C replaced in 2011 w/2.5 ton R heem. C able and trash pick up included with HOA fee. S ellers ready to negotiate a deal with you. MLS #404626 000HHF0

PAGE 15

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com nosy neighbor Bitsy Hargis is portrayed by Janice Agerter who lives in neighborhood 1. Dave Unverfehrt, from Crescent Oaks plays the male lead: Theodore Rexford Belrose. Claire Smith from The Fountains returns as Gentle Harmony and Moma Doll Hargis. Brigid Chick from neighborhood 1 plays the Governors office emissary, Marlissa Crutchfield. Howard Spies from Golf View plays evil bounty-man Wild Bill Boudreaux. The Performing Arts Club of Oak run invites residents and guests to enjoy their productions. I cant think of an easier way to get out of the house and enjoy socializing, live theater and the beautiful spring weather, than our PACOR productions. The price of admission, though minimal, is the lifestream of support for the club. Our ushers will make sure that even those that need assistance will be safely escorted to their seat. Its a calm, adult setting for people who need the reassurance of a safe and accessible venue. The play is not too long and there is ample intermission for a stretch and/or a bathroom break, comments Howard Spies, Publicist for the group. Tickets are on sale at the communitys Pancake Breakfast on March 22 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Reserved seating for the primerib dinner theater (Thursday, April 3 at 5:15 p.m.) is available through Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243. Tickets for evening and matinee shows (Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m.) are available through Linda Noel at 352873-9908. General admission tickets will be available at the door prior to the show dates and times.Crime Watch at Oak RunI am pleased to introduce Roger W. Januchowski, the new chairperson of Crime Watch at Oak Run (NAP). He has served on the Community Emergency Response Team, Citizen Observer Patrol, Volunteer Emergency Response Team, and Oak Run Search Team, and a past instructor for the Marion County Sheriffs Office. He is also Vice President of Marion County Sheriffs Office Foundation and Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services, member of the State Emergency Responders and Volunteers of Florida (SERVFL) and past member of the Marion County Medical Reserve Corps. Despite all these organizations he is President of Oak Runs Singles Club. This columnist believes our NAP program is in very good hands. Thank you Roger, for taking on this important community service. The Neighborhood Awareness Program (NAP) meets the last Monday of the month at the Island Club. Our meeting starts at 9 a.m. You are welcome to any meeting. Come and join the neighborhood watch program. Our next meeting is March 27 and we are asking all Oak Run Search Team members to attend so that we can update informationA neighborhood partyA Hillside East and West Neighborhood get together is planned for next Saturday, March 29 at the Orchid Club OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE18 The cast of "Rex's Exes" invite the residents in their neighborhoods to attend the show. Seated left to right are Lou Winkleman, Marlena Yaich, Bonnie Krieder, Dee Gragg, Dave Unverfehrt; standing are Claire Smith, Howard Spies, Janice Agerter, Roseanne Piscitelli, Brigid Chick and Marci Hutto. with a potluck lunch. What a great time to meet some of your other Hillside neighbors as well as a good time to say farewell to the snowbirds. So bring a passing dish and your own drinks. RSVP what you would like to bring and the number in your party to either Al and Sue at 352-484-0718 or Richard and Millie 352-369-9908 Set up time will be 11 a.m. and sign in at noon to 12:30, potluck 12:30 to 2. Cleanup 2 to 3. Party will end at 3. I am delighted to report on neighborhood parties and there seems to be a few taking place in Oak Run. It is such a great way to meet your neighbors. How can you even care about a person if you dont even know who they are so I encourage all neighborhoods to have a get together whether it is a dinner, lunch or just a coffee get together. My husband and I were invited to Laurel Oaks St. Patricks party and we had a great time with so many friendly people. A couple pictures were emailed to me so I thought I would like to share. Bill and Paula Derkowski did a great job for their neighborhood. Way to go!Oak Run TravelImportant notice! Some residents thought that the Western Caribbean cruise to Panama on Nov 10 had been canceled because it wasnt in the new Blue Travel Brochure. It has not been cancelled. However, if you want to book a cabin you better do it now because we have been told by the travel agent it is selling so well the cruise line has announced selective price increases already. Call John Casabianca right away! By the way the reason it isnt in the Blue brochure is that it was in the Pink brochure published last September specifically to give people the chance to book early and therefore save money on highly sought after cruises. Our cruise to Bermuda on Aug. 18 is selling and as a replacement cruise it is in the new Blue Brochure. It replaced the March Caribbean cruise we had to cancel due to lack of interest. Call John Casabianca for more info on this unique cruise to Charleston, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Speaking of the Pink brochure our trip to see Duck Hunters Kill Angel still has tickets available for June 7th at the Ice House Theatre. Please call Jack and Eleanor Foggan. Be advised that their phone number in the Blue brochure has a typographical error. Their correct number is 352-566-6809. They wanted to be sure it was corrected in this issue of OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Scenes from the Laurel Oaks party. Banjo player, top photo is Jay Contrino. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE22 If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the 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. J 4 WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS! Dickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall(352) 237-1665 Rickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200)(352) 291-1467 Inside ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE CRYSTAL RIVER MALL (NEXT TO K-MART)CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL352-291-1467 WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only.FREEHEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BATTERIESPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES99Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 0%FINANCINGONE WEEK ONLY!12 MONTHS SAME AS CASHFactory pricing for non-qualifiersBlue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance FREE HEARING AIDSTHATS RIGHT YOU PAY ZERO$$ Travel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There.Over 1,300 locations nationwide! Miracle-Ear has been caring for people for over 60 years. Isnt it comforting to know theyll be there when you need them, whenever you are? Patrick Duffy, Actor New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart)pays total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing AidsFederal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112.Empire State Insurance Planpays for total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids 000HNTI 000HMKY OCALA FAMILY MEDICAL CENTERPrimary Care for All Ages Board Certified Cardiologist on Staff State-of-the-Art Laboratory In-House Imaging & Diagnostics 1.5 Testa MRI & 16 Slice CT 2230 SW 19th Ave Rd Ocala, FL 34471 Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 352-237-4133OFMC WELLNESS CENTER OFMC AESTHETICS & LASER Deborah Scott, L.P.N., L.E. Dermatological Nurse Esthetician 25 years of experience 352-368-1333Carlos Rodriguez, MDRobert Panzer, DO Mark Monical, DO James London, MD Robert Williams, MDSalesia Alvarado, MDAdam Alpers, DO Robert Swietarski, MD Todd Panzer, ARNP-CRobyn Carlisle, ARNP-CAnne Moyer, PA-CStacey Graham, ARNP-C Linda Bellows, ARNP-CLaurel Bryant, ARNP-CKaren Larsen, ARNP-C Eduardo Cruz, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Interventional Spine Sports Medicine Barbara Ellis, ARNP Womens Health Nick Machupa, PT, OCSDeborah Main, DPTJoseph Javier, DPT Cindy Miller, PTA2131 SW 20th Place Ocala, FL 34471

PAGE 16

Accordion ClubEnjoy the wide range of music provided by our Accordion Club and band on the 4th Wednesday of every month. In March that will be on the 26 starting at 5:30 in the clubhouse. Dick Richards begins the program with some of the many students who are new to the world of music. When you hear them youll be amazed at the budding talent they display. As the evening progresses the more accomplished players join in along with a band of super talented musicians. It all comes to together with a finale that will knock your socks off including jokes; tunes; solos and much more. Each night is different and features different talent. Many nights there will be a guest vocalist or two to join the boys in the band and the accordion squeezers putting on a dazzling finish on the entire performance. This monthly concert is free so just pack up some refreshments and come down to the clubhouse. You can dance; sing along; or just tap your toes to the lively beats and sweet sounds of our Cherrywood Accordion Club. Veterans Open taking shapeYour Veterans Club is planning an Open Golf Outing on June 7 featuring a pancake breakfast; 18 holes of golf w/cart; a closest to the hole contest; courtesy carts; prizes; surprises and much more. After the golfing, enjoy luncheon in the clubhouse with your fellow players and take part in the silent auction. Sponsorships for each hole are available for just $100 each. So far Swinson Chiropractic; Woods Printing; Cutting Edge Hair Salon; Sammys Italian Restaurant; Church of the Advent; S & R Coin Shop and a private Memorial have been donated. We are extremely grateful to these businesses; organizations and individuals for their support. If you have a business or know of some one who does and you would like to help your Cherrywood Veterans Club; please contact Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341 or Richard Hurley at 352-873-7208. For our golfers, this is an Open so men and women can come out and enjoy a day of golfing fun with all the trimmings for just $50 per person. Get your foursome together or sign up as an individual and join other happy people on the beautiful Ocala Palms golf course. Call Rich or Bill for details or stop by the office and see Geri to get signed up or to make a donation. We thank our generous community for their support.S.O.S. gets boost Support our Soldiers has long been a project to provide our troops overseas with goodies from home. Our Veterans Club sponsors this program but it is the personal commitment of Norellen Pickell that has made it such a success. Because of her efforts our men and women in uniform; serving in harms way; get a little taste of home and know that they are remembered and supported. This month we got special support from Wilma (Billie) Mizanoski who lives in Palm Cay. Billie designs and makes Zano Games that are fun and challenging. Recently she teamed up with Norellen and donated 85 Zano games that were mailed to members of every branch of service. Along with the gifts and games, spe-Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Its that time of year again when Cherrywood opens up to the community for its semi-annual Yard Sale. On Saturday, April 5 youll be able to cruise the beautiful streets of Cherrywood and stop at the many houses offering a wide variety of items at bargain prices. Beginning at 8 in the morning and lasting until 1 in the afternoon you can cruise Cherrywood to find many treasures. There will be useful household utensils; tools and garden equipment; clothing; jewelry; knick knacks and more. Our friendly residents will be happy to assist you as you shop their garages and yards and save money. Bring the family and see everything that Cherrywood has to offer at this great neighborhood yard sale event.A Simple Sock HopHow informal can you get? Plan a Sock Hop; have all the guests bring their own snacks and drinks; have a stellar volunteer like Rich Becotte to play the music and then invite everyone come out for a great night of dancing and socializing. Well, thats exactly what we are doing on Saturday, March 22 in the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome to show up with a list of their five favorite songs. Richie will collect these lists and says hell play as many as possible. Thats it; no tickets; no bring a dish to pass; no hassle no fuss; just fun and happy times. Nothing but music will be provided to this free dance night so bring anything you plan to eat and drink. This is a first time event so lets make it a big success. Veterans ClubThursday April 3 the Cherrywood Veterans Club will be holding a very rare closed meeting for members only. The meeting starts at 2 in the afternoon at the clubhouse where we will be holding elections of officers and taking care of some other club matters of importance. All members are urged to attend this vital meeting when such items as the Patriot Dog Project; Golf Outing; Boat Trip; Veterans Appreciation Day and other matters concerning our Veterans will be discussed. In spite of all the business that will be taken care of we dont expect the meeting to last much more than a half hour and then we will retire to the patio for refreshments. Of course all vets: their spouses and guests are welcome to join us for that fun time.Line DancingLine Dancing is back at Cherrywood. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. the clubhouse will come alive with our residents learning new dances and brushing up on the old ones. Instructor Cher Mason is new to our Cherrywood family but brings a wealth of experience in dance and teaching. At 7 is when the beginners are welcomed and new steps and terms are the focus for the first half hour. At 7:30 our experienced movers and shakers join in to learn new steps and music. Line Dancing is great fun; good exercise and a joyous experience of teamwork. Dont be left out. Come to this fun class of men and women as they learn together from a great energetic and knowledgeable teacher. The classes are free to everyone who resides in Cherrywood thanks to Chris and Mario Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management. Come and enjoy. Note: Because of Movie Night; there will be no classes on the first Tuesday of the month.Gun Range DaySponsored by your Cherrywood Veterans Club, on Wednesday, the 26th of March we will be going to the range to fire small arms. A car pool will leave the clubhouse at 9 in the morning when we will travel to the range for the shoot. Immediately following the range fire everyone will head out for lunch at a local restaurant to be determined. This is a great day for the Vets; their spouses and guests to get in some target practice and improve their shooting skills. The cost for the range is just $12 plus ammunition. For more information or reservations contact Bill Mahar at 352873-1341. Maps to the gun range are available at the clubhouse. Come out and have a blast. Cherrywood John Everlove Huge Yard Sale scheduled for April 5 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Billie Mizanoski with some of her games. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE24 COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON 352-237-7377 Next to Oak Run (in Blue Oaks Plaza) 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Thank You For Voting Us Your #1 Choice For Lunch #5 ONLY #5 ONLY BUY ONE LUNCH 11AM-3PM, GET ONE, FOR EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE, With Purchase Of Two (2) Beverages & an Entre from Our Regular Menu PRESENT COUPON TO RECEIVE OFFER. Good only Mon. thru Thurs. from 11am-3pm. Valid only at 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Location. Dine in only. Expires 4/15/14. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. We except ALL competitors coupons 000HOOL 000HPGM 000HF2U 000HIGH Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 2 PM SOCIAL HOUR WITH STEVE ROBINSON Steve Robinson plays numerous musical instruments and impersonates some of the late greats and their hit songs. Please join us for a delightful afternoon. Refreshments will be served. Friday, April 18, 2014 EASTER CELEBRATION 1:30 pm Pictures with the Easter Bunny 2:00 pm Party & Entertainment by Mr. October Join us for this fun-filled day in celebration of the Easter Holiday. Refreshments will be served. Entertainment by Mr. October. Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 2 PM CHARITY BINGO EVENT FOR ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION Bingo cards will be sold at the door. Game prizes donated by local businesses. Guest speaker will be David Huckabee of the Alzheimers Association. Beverages & Refreshments will be served. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers.

PAGE 17

Accordion ClubEnjoy the wide range of music provided by our Accordion Club and band on the 4th Wednesday of every month. In March that will be on the 26 starting at 5:30 in the clubhouse. Dick Richards begins the program with some of the many students who are new to the world of music. When you hear them youll be amazed at the budding talent they display. As the evening progresses the more accomplished players join in along with a band of super talented musicians. It all comes to together with a finale that will knock your socks off including jokes; tunes; solos and much more. Each night is different and features different talent. Many nights there will be a guest vocalist or two to join the boys in the band and the accordion squeezers putting on a dazzling finish on the entire performance. This monthly concert is free so just pack up some refreshments and come down to the clubhouse. You can dance; sing along; or just tap your toes to the lively beats and sweet sounds of our Cherrywood Accordion Club. Veterans Open taking shapeYour Veterans Club is planning an Open Golf Outing on June 7 featuring a pancake breakfast; 18 holes of golf w/cart; a closest to the hole contest; courtesy carts; prizes; surprises and much more. After the golfing, enjoy luncheon in the clubhouse with your fellow players and take part in the silent auction. Sponsorships for each hole are available for just $100 each. So far Swinson Chiropractic; Woods Printing; Cutting Edge Hair Salon; Sammys Italian Restaurant; Church of the Advent; S & R Coin Shop and a private Memorial have been donated. We are extremely grateful to these businesses; organizations and individuals for their support. If you have a business or know of some one who does and you would like to help your Cherrywood Veterans Club; please contact Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341 or Richard Hurley at 352-873-7208. For our golfers, this is an Open so men and women can come out and enjoy a day of golfing fun with all the trimmings for just $50 per person. Get your foursome together or sign up as an individual and join other happy people on the beautiful Ocala Palms golf course. Call Rich or Bill for details or stop by the office and see Geri to get signed up or to make a donation. We thank our generous community for their support.S.O.S. gets boost Support our Soldiers has long been a project to provide our troops overseas with goodies from home. Our Veterans Club sponsors this program but it is the personal commitment of Norellen Pickell that has made it such a success. Because of her efforts our men and women in uniform; serving in harms way; get a little taste of home and know that they are remembered and supported. This month we got special support from Wilma (Billie) Mizanoski who lives in Palm Cay. Billie designs and makes Zano Games that are fun and challenging. Recently she teamed up with Norellen and donated 85 Zano games that were mailed to members of every branch of service. Along with the gifts and games, spe-Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Its that time of year again when Cherrywood opens up to the community for its semi-annual Yard Sale. On Saturday, April 5 youll be able to cruise the beautiful streets of Cherrywood and stop at the many houses offering a wide variety of items at bargain prices. Beginning at 8 in the morning and lasting until 1 in the afternoon you can cruise Cherrywood to find many treasures. There will be useful household utensils; tools and garden equipment; clothing; jewelry; knick knacks and more. Our friendly residents will be happy to assist you as you shop their garages and yards and save money. Bring the family and see everything that Cherrywood has to offer at this great neighborhood yard sale event.A Simple Sock HopHow informal can you get? Plan a Sock Hop; have all the guests bring their own snacks and drinks; have a stellar volunteer like Rich Becotte to play the music and then invite everyone come out for a great night of dancing and socializing. Well, thats exactly what we are doing on Saturday, March 22 in the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome to show up with a list of their five favorite songs. Richie will collect these lists and says hell play as many as possible. Thats it; no tickets; no bring a dish to pass; no hassle no fuss; just fun and happy times. Nothing but music will be provided to this free dance night so bring anything you plan to eat and drink. This is a first time event so lets make it a big success. Veterans ClubThursday April 3 the Cherrywood Veterans Club will be holding a very rare closed meeting for members only. The meeting starts at 2 in the afternoon at the clubhouse where we will be holding elections of officers and taking care of some other club matters of importance. All members are urged to attend this vital meeting when such items as the Patriot Dog Project; Golf Outing; Boat Trip; Veterans Appreciation Day and other matters concerning our Veterans will be discussed. In spite of all the business that will be taken care of we dont expect the meeting to last much more than a half hour and then we will retire to the patio for refreshments. Of course all vets: their spouses and guests are welcome to join us for that fun time.Line DancingLine Dancing is back at Cherrywood. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. the clubhouse will come alive with our residents learning new dances and brushing up on the old ones. Instructor Cher Mason is new to our Cherrywood family but brings a wealth of experience in dance and teaching. At 7 is when the beginners are welcomed and new steps and terms are the focus for the first half hour. At 7:30 our experienced movers and shakers join in to learn new steps and music. Line Dancing is great fun; good exercise and a joyous experience of teamwork. Dont be left out. Come to this fun class of men and women as they learn together from a great energetic and knowledgeable teacher. The classes are free to everyone who resides in Cherrywood thanks to Chris and Mario Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management. Come and enjoy. Note: Because of Movie Night; there will be no classes on the first Tuesday of the month.Gun Range DaySponsored by your Cherrywood Veterans Club, on Wednesday, the 26th of March we will be going to the range to fire small arms. A car pool will leave the clubhouse at 9 in the morning when we will travel to the range for the shoot. Immediately following the range fire everyone will head out for lunch at a local restaurant to be determined. This is a great day for the Vets; their spouses and guests to get in some target practice and improve their shooting skills. The cost for the range is just $12 plus ammunition. For more information or reservations contact Bill Mahar at 352873-1341. Maps to the gun range are available at the clubhouse. Come out and have a blast. Cherrywood John Everlove Huge Yard Sale scheduled for April 5 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Billie Mizanoski with some of her games. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE24 COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON 352-237-7377 Next to Oak Run (in Blue Oaks Plaza) 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Thank You For Voting Us Your #1 Choice For Lunch #5 ONLY #5 ONLY BUY ONE LUNCH 11AM-3PM, GET ONE, FOR EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE, With Purchase Of Two (2) Beverages & an Entre from Our Regular Menu PRESENT COUPON TO RECEIVE OFFER. Good only Mon. thru Thurs. from 11am-3pm. Valid only at 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Location. Dine in only. Expires 4/15/14. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. We except ALL competitors coupons 000HOOL 000HPGM 000HF2U 000HIGH Tours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour. We would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Wednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 2 PM SOCIAL HOUR WITH STEVE ROBINSON Steve Robinson plays numerous musical instruments and impersonates some of the late greats and their hit songs. Please join us for a delightful afternoon. Refreshments will be served. Friday, April 18, 2014 EASTER CELEBRATION 1:30 pm Pictures with the Easter Bunny 2:00 pm Party & Entertainment by Mr. October Join us for this fun-filled day in celebration of the Easter Holiday. Refreshments will be served. Entertainment by Mr. October. Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 2 PM CHARITY BINGO EVENT FOR ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION Bingo cards will be sold at the door. Game prizes donated by local businesses. Guest speaker will be David Huckabee of the Alzheimers Association. Beverages & Refreshments will be served. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers.

PAGE 18

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com nosy neighbor Bitsy Hargis is portrayed by Janice Agerter who lives in neighborhood 1. Dave Unverfehrt, from Crescent Oaks plays the male lead: Theodore Rexford Belrose. Claire Smith from The Fountains returns as Gentle Harmony and Moma Doll Hargis. Brigid Chick from neighborhood 1 plays the Governors office emissary, Marlissa Crutchfield. Howard Spies from Golf View plays evil bounty-man Wild Bill Boudreaux. The Performing Arts Club of Oak run invites residents and guests to enjoy their productions. I cant think of an easier way to get out of the house and enjoy socializing, live theater and the beautiful spring weather, than our PACOR productions. The price of admission, though minimal, is the lifestream of support for the club. Our ushers will make sure that even those that need assistance will be safely escorted to their seat. Its a calm, adult setting for people who need the reassurance of a safe and accessible venue. The play is not too long and there is ample intermission for a stretch and/or a bathroom break, comments Howard Spies, Publicist for the group. Tickets are on sale at the communitys Pancake Breakfast on March 22 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Reserved seating for the primerib dinner theater (Thursday, April 3 at 5:15 p.m.) is available through Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243. Tickets for evening and matinee shows (Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m.) are available through Linda Noel at 352873-9908. General admission tickets will be available at the door prior to the show dates and times.Crime Watch at Oak RunI am pleased to introduce Roger W. Januchowski, the new chairperson of Crime Watch at Oak Run (NAP). He has served on the Community Emergency Response Team, Citizen Observer Patrol, Volunteer Emergency Response Team, and Oak Run Search Team, and a past instructor for the Marion County Sheriffs Office. He is also Vice President of Marion County Sheriffs Office Foundation and Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services, member of the State Emergency Responders and Volunteers of Florida (SERVFL) and past member of the Marion County Medical Reserve Corps. Despite all these organizations he is President of Oak Runs Singles Club. This columnist believes our NAP program is in very good hands. Thank you Roger, for taking on this important community service. The Neighborhood Awareness Program (NAP) meets the last Monday of the month at the Island Club. Our meeting starts at 9 a.m. You are welcome to any meeting. Come and join the neighborhood watch program. Our next meeting is March 27 and we are asking all Oak Run Search Team members to attend so that we can update informationA neighborhood partyA Hillside East and West Neighborhood get together is planned for next Saturday, March 29 at the Orchid Club OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE18 The cast of "Rex's Exes" invite the residents in their neighborhoods to attend the show. Seated left to right are Lou Winkleman, Marlena Yaich, Bonnie Krieder, Dee Gragg, Dave Unverfehrt; standing are Claire Smith, Howard Spies, Janice Agerter, Roseanne Piscitelli, Brigid Chick and Marci Hutto. with a potluck lunch. What a great time to meet some of your other Hillside neighbors as well as a good time to say farewell to the snowbirds. So bring a passing dish and your own drinks. RSVP what you would like to bring and the number in your party to either Al and Sue at 352-484-0718 or Richard and Millie 352-369-9908 Set up time will be 11 a.m. and sign in at noon to 12:30, potluck 12:30 to 2. Cleanup 2 to 3. Party will end at 3. I am delighted to report on neighborhood parties and there seems to be a few taking place in Oak Run. It is such a great way to meet your neighbors. How can you even care about a person if you dont even know who they are so I encourage all neighborhoods to have a get together whether it is a dinner, lunch or just a coffee get together. My husband and I were invited to Laurel Oaks St. Patricks party and we had a great time with so many friendly people. A couple pictures were emailed to me so I thought I would like to share. Bill and Paula Derkowski did a great job for their neighborhood. Way to go!Oak Run TravelImportant notice! Some residents thought that the Western Caribbean cruise to Panama on Nov 10 had been canceled because it wasnt in the new Blue Travel Brochure. It has not been cancelled. However, if you want to book a cabin you better do it now because we have been told by the travel agent it is selling so well the cruise line has announced selective price increases already. Call John Casabianca right away! By the way the reason it isnt in the Blue brochure is that it was in the Pink brochure published last September specifically to give people the chance to book early and therefore save money on highly sought after cruises. Our cruise to Bermuda on Aug. 18 is selling and as a replacement cruise it is in the new Blue Brochure. It replaced the March Caribbean cruise we had to cancel due to lack of interest. Call John Casabianca for more info on this unique cruise to Charleston, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Speaking of the Pink brochure our trip to see Duck Hunters Kill Angel still has tickets available for June 7th at the Ice House Theatre. Please call Jack and Eleanor Foggan. Be advised that their phone number in the Blue brochure has a typographical error. Their correct number is 352-566-6809. They wanted to be sure it was corrected in this issue of OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Scenes from the Laurel Oaks party. Banjo player, top photo is Jay Contrino. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE22 If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the 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. J 4 WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS! Dickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall(352) 237-1665 Rickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200)(352) 291-1467 Inside ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE CRYSTAL RIVER MALL (NEXT TO K-MART)CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL352-291-1467 WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only.FREEHEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BATTERIESPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES99Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 0%FINANCINGONE WEEK ONLY!12 MONTHS SAME AS CASHFactory pricing for non-qualifiersBlue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance FREE HEARING AIDSTHATS RIGHT YOU PAY ZERO$$ Travel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There.Over 1,300 locations nationwide! Miracle-Ear has been caring for people for over 60 years. Isnt it comforting to know theyll be there when you need them, whenever you are? Patrick Duffy, Actor New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart)pays total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing AidsFederal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112.Empire State Insurance Planpays for total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids 000HNTI 000HMKY OCALA FAMILY MEDICAL CENTERPrimary Care for All Ages Board Certified Cardiologist on Staff State-of-the-Art Laboratory In-House Imaging & Diagnostics 1.5 Testa MRI & 16 Slice CT 2230 SW 19th Ave Rd Ocala, FL 34471 Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 352-237-4133OFMC WELLNESS CENTER OFMC AESTHETICS & LASER Deborah Scott, L.P.N., L.E. Dermatological Nurse Esthetician 25 years of experience 352-368-1333Carlos Rodriguez, MDRobert Panzer, DO Mark Monical, DO James London, MD Robert Williams, MDSalesia Alvarado, MDAdam Alpers, DO Robert Swietarski, MD Todd Panzer, ARNP-CRobyn Carlisle, ARNP-CAnne Moyer, PA-CStacey Graham, ARNP-C Linda Bellows, ARNP-CLaurel Bryant, ARNP-CKaren Larsen, ARNP-C Eduardo Cruz, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Interventional Spine Sports Medicine Barbara Ellis, ARNP Womens Health Nick Machupa, PT, OCSDeborah Main, DPTJoseph Javier, DPT Cindy Miller, PTA2131 SW 20th Place Ocala, FL 34471

PAGE 19

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Hello dear readers. It has been fun receiving all the following articles as it gives me a one up on the happenings around our community. I hope I never hear there is nothing to do and I am so bored. If you are, please read on.Troubadours at pancake breakfastThe Troubadours are gearing up for the spring concert to be performed at Palm Grove on April 10 and 11. The performances for both nights are at 7. Tickets are all general admission and are $5. You can purchase your tickets from any member. For a taste of the concert an ensemble has been put together for your listening pleasure to perform at the Pancake Breakfast on March 22, at which time tickets will also be sold. Please come out to Pancake Breakfast and listen to them. I will be there. Club ShalomClub Shalom had its Purim Party on Monday, March 10 at the Orchid Club. We told the story of Queen Esther along with noisemakers and eating the three cornered cookie called Hamantashen, depicting the three cornered hat worn by the evil Haman who tried to destroy the Jewish people. The courageous Queen Esther saved the Jews. It was a masquerade party with a prize given for the best costume. The delicious food was prepared by Shirley Gottfried, and set-up and cleanup was done by her very able committee. James Wynn was our M.C. A good time was had by all.Canine ClubThis months meeting is on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Island Club and will feature Beverly Carver, local SPCA president and supporter of the Patriot Pups program. Ms Carver will be accompanied by a trainer and dog to demonstrate the training involved. Meetings with visits from our four legged friends are always enjoyable, so plan to join us for an informative and fun evening out; refreshments and the 50/50 drawing will follow. Members may update their membership by paying their dues which is still only $5 per person. See you there.Do you remember?Tune in to Len Teitlers Do You Remember narrated by Anna Boodee, featuring Performing Arts Club of Oak Runs Christmas Party, on Dec. 9, 2013 following FYI. Looking back to the past, remembering friends will run March 21 to March 28 on Oak Runs community channel. Renaissance WomenPlease note the correct date of the next Renaissance Womens meeting is Sunday, March 30, not the 23rd. The Indoor Picnic will be the same day, March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Island Club. If interested in attending picnic, call Jessica at 352-873-4551. Any other questions call Nancy at 352237-6475.PACOR Performing ArtsLights will be going up soon on the Performing Arts Club of Oak Runs production of Rexs Exes. Ticket sales are going very well and the clubs ticket agents urge those interested to act this week. We have reserved seating still available for the evening shows and matinee and even a few spots at the prime rib dinner theater, says Linda Noel, Ticket Sales Chairperson. Each member of the cast is asking their neighbors to come out and enjoy the show. Marci Hutto of neighborhood 6 will be playing Cee Cee Windham. Gaynell Verdeen of Linkside is played by Marlena Yaich. The unstoppable Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen is played by our own unstoppable Bonnie Krieder who hales from neighborhood 6. Southern belle Peaches Verdeen Belrose is played by Dee Gragg of Eagles Point. LaMerle Verdeen Minshew is channeled by Roseanne Piscitelli of Fairway Oaks. A PACOR favorite character actor, Lou Winkleman from Timber Gate plays patriarch Aubrey Verdeen. EverOak Run Laura Smith Troubadours to give preview at pancake breakfast PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE15 The Right Care For Your Health Located on SW Highway 200 next to Hungry Howies, near Oak Run and IHOP 11115 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit #300, Ocala, FL 34481 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-6PM, SAT 9AM-2PM, SUN CLOSED Phone (352) 291-0177 Fax (352) 291-0199 MANAGED BY AN EXPERIENCED LOCAL PHARMACIST 000HN31 FREE GIFT WITH NEW OR TRANSFERRED PRESCRIPTIONS (Restrictions Apply) $3.50 Generics $1.25 Milk FREE DELIVERY COMPOUNDING The Perfect Combination Of Professional Knowledge & Personal Care Where You Are Treated Like Family Most Insurance Plans Accepted Discounted Prices for Senior Citizens Medication Adherence Service Medical Equipment & Supplies Robins Abraham, R.Ph., C.Ph. LET US FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION RITE CARE PHARMACY TENEMOS LOS PRECIOS MAS BAJOS LOWEST PRICES 000HPCV Are you thinking of selling your home? List your home with Julia and I will HELP YOU every step of the way! Julia McPherson (352) 895-0722 CALL Julia Julia McPherson McPherson REALTOR FOXFIRE REALTY (352) 895-0722 (352) 895-0722 Prices Are Negotiable On These Beautiful Homes. Lets Negotiate A Deal For You. NEW LISTING T his one s a charmer---3 BR + den + 3.5 baths + 2-car garage + huge encl. F la. rm. + 10x10 utility shed included and a deep backyard. T his one has the WOW factor! MLS #404732 A re you looking for a beautifully maintained home? L ook no further for this 2/2/2 incl. laundry rm. has it all. B reakfast nook in kitchen, living, family and formal DR rooms all open to each other. G uest BR and bath. P rivate master suite/bath w/shower. I mpressive corner lot. MLS #404302 NEW LISTING C ustom 4/3/2 home with upgrades galore! T ile floors + tray ceilings + custom cabinets + SS appliances. O wner being transferred L ets make a deal today. MLS #404437 MEADOW WOOD FARMS P rice reduced and ready for you to move right in. 3 BR + 2 BA + 2-car garage + 3 stall horse barn + 2.20 fenced and gated acres. SS appl. in kitchen. S creen porch. MLS #402725 3/2/2 + den home on landscaped and manicured corner lot incl. irrig well, island kitchen w/lots of cabinets & prep area, cath. ceilings glass sliders to F la rm. L arge mstr. suite w/luxury bath. W ater is included with HOA fee. MLS #403728 S pacious C ardinal model 3/2/2 home with tile, wood & laminate floors. encl F la. rm. w/fenced dog run. cath ceilings, walk-in closets. appl. included. A/C replaced in 2011 w/2.5 ton R heem. C able and trash pick up included with HOA fee. S ellers ready to negotiate a deal with you. MLS #404626 000HHF0

PAGE 20

day, March 7 through April 11, the dinners will be served from 4:30 to 6. The menu is baked or fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, roll and butter and dessert. Ticket cost (not including beverage) is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12 and may be purchased at the door. Takeouts will be available as usual. All are invited to come and enjoy a good meal and fellowship. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m. Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m. Spanish service 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. Thursday: Spanish Bible study, 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Contact at 352-291-2080 or www.crossroadscog.net.First CongregationalPainting The Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith is the topic of this years Lenten Series at First Congregational Church, which will be held in the Enrichment Center (7171 SW State Road 200), Wednesdays at noon to April 9. Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. The DVD series features more than a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers who will guide us through a journey of discovery that we are not separate from the creativity that produced us. Following the discussion, a light lunch will be served.Peace LutheranPeace Lutheran Church at 7201 South Highway 41, five miles north of Dunnellon, is beginning the celebration of the season of Lent which leads us through Holy Week to Easter. This year Pastor McKee is using The Lords Prayer as the midweek and Holy Week theme. The Wednesday services will be at noon, preceded by Bible Study at 10 a.m., and pot-luck lunch at 11:15 a.m. Future topics will be: March 26, noon, Thy Will Be Done, on Earth as It Is in Heaven, John 4:5, 39 April 2, noon, Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread, John 9:1, 13, 34 April 9, noon, Forgive Us Our Trespasses . John 11:1 April 17, 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday, Lead Us Not into Temptation, Luke 22:39 April 18, 7 p.m., Good Friday, Deliver Us from Evil, Luke 23:46 The Easter Sunday celebration service, on April 20, will be at 10 a.m. The family of Peace Lutheran Church, The Church on the Hill, welcomes Dunnellon and surrounding communities to join them for all of the services, to fellowship, and to focus on the events leading up to the Last Supper, Christs betrayal, arrest, crucifixion, burial, and finally, His triumphant Easter morning resurrection. For information, contact the church office at 352489-5881, visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or visit Peace on Facebook at www.TinyURL.com/Peace4140. Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe annual Missions Conference is 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 23) morning service beginning at 10:45 a.m. During Sunday (March 23) 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. The Hyssongs are a family who have been singing together 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. Children programs 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. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.Joy Lutheran ChurchOn April 2, Jayne Elspermann, principal of West Port High School, will speak on Caring for the Children. On the last Wednesday, April 9, a Stephen Minister will speak on Caring for Each Other. The theme for the Sunday worship services (8:15 and 11 a.m.) during Lent, Pastor Edward L. Holloway, Jr. will relate his message to the gospel lessons on such subjects as), Invited (3/16), Understood (3/23), Healed (3/30), and Raised (4/6). All are welcome to attend these services. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is located on SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information contact the church office at 352-854-4509 ext.221.Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will be holding a Passover Seder at the Temple, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala on Monday night, April 14 at 6. A traditional Seder service will be conducted by our spiritual leader, Rabbi Harold Jaye followed by a full seder dinner. Choice of main course will be brisket or chicken. Cost per person is $28.50. For reservations or information call Elaine at 352-789-5617 or Anne at 352-245-1212. Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, March 21: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 21: The Perrys in Concert, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Benevolence fund Sunday. Tuesday, March 25: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 26: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, March 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 ChurchFriday, March 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 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. Sunday, March 30: This Sunday is National Friends Day at churches across the U.S. This is a special day for all Christians to invite family and friends who are not actively involved in a church to join them in their church. Lets make this a day when we fill our churches with those who have not discovered how important and what a wonderful experience attending a church can be. Saturday, April 5: Ladies come and enjoy a great time of fellowship and Spiritual renewal at the SWCC Ladies Mini Retreat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, music, a craft and more. If you have questions or just want to learn about angels, this retreat is for you. Please RSVP to Lucy Lieber at 352620-8058 by Sunday, March 30. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes the beloved old-time Gospel hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires, so that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you to come and visit with us to see if we are the church you are seeking. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (South off State Road 200), Ocala 34476, phone 352-861-9080.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 23 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 Reign of David Sweet Psalmist of Israel, The Auditorium Class is taught by Bill Wallett. In the 10:45 Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Ten Thousand Years. Our Pastor Randall Brown, will continue his series from the book of Nehemiah. Sunday evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.St. Jude CatholicAnthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. It is located on the north side of the building for your shopping convenience. The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one meets 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 March 23. Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in English through April 11 and at 7 p.m. in Spanish through April 18. Those in need of healing in body and spirit may attend the Healing Mass on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. A lunch will follow in the Parish Hall for those in attendance. Fish Dinners at St. Jude: St. Jude Catholic Community will start their Lenten fish dinners on Ash Wednesday, March 5, between 4 and 6. Starting FriReligion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE20 RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 000HG5U 000HIRD VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 000HOAL 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 03/28/14 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 03/28/14 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 03/28/14 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 Most Cars Freon Extra 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 Starting At $79.95 Parts Extra $ 10 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment YES . WE CAN ALIGN THAT! Most Cars. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 CV Axles $ 149 95 Per Side Starting At Most Cars. Pine Ave. Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At Must present coupon. & BUDGET MUFFLER T EE P EE T IRE WE KNOW TIRES! EXCLUSIVE, PRIVATE, DOOR TO DOOR 352-641-0651 Licensed & Insured For Your Safety ORLANDO & TAMPA AIRPORTS Port Canaveral & Tampa Port Authority The Best Door to Door Fares to Central Florida Airports & Seaports from Ocala 000HKDY Private Door To Door Transfers to Orlando & Tampa Airports as Well as Port Canaveral & Tampa Cruise Lines R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar 352-854-5570 www.ramunnolawfirm.com 000H0XV Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 24 years. Call to schedule an appointment Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Pre-Marital Agreements Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Bone Density 873-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000H94W 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM FLU SHOTS Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Family Practice Dr. Lee, D.O. Dr. Peterzell, D.O. 000H8G5 Dr. Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr. Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupuncture N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon 352-489-4566 000HOEN www.rainbowsendgolfclub.com After 3 pm Special Unlimited Golf til 7:30 pm $15.00 Includes Cart Expires 4/30/14 000HHCC 000HJEWTHANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The Work Gutter Cleaning Entire House CLEANMASTER26 Years in Business Get Any 2 ServicesSame Day and SAVE! Only $50Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure RoofFREE ESTIMATES! Carpet Cleaning$18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamPer Room Sofa and Loveseat Furniture Cleaning$601 Chair Cleaned FREECall for details

PAGE 21

The generations who are not retired talk about balancing work, play, and learning. Most of us are lucky in that work for us is not part of the equation. Were lucky that we dont need to rush to meet deadlines. Most of the time there is every good reason for us to live our days feeling calm and peaceful. Although most of us encounter health issues from time to time, we should be grateful that we mainly can spend our days the way we want. Our lives are good most of the time and our attitudes should reflect that.Travel ToppersNew brochure is out. Pick one up right away as we have a great extended day trip that we expect will fill up quickly: Inge has arranged a fantastic trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the International Balloon Fiesta Oct. 3-8. Trip includes three nights in Albuquerque and two nights in Santa Fe, which is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Held since 1972, it is the largest hot air festival in the world and features 750 hot air balloons. You will see the launch in the morning and also see them light up from the inside at night. It is sure to be a fantastic sight. There will be guided sightseeing tours in both cities. Flight will depart from Tampa Airport. Deposit is $250 pp. Insurance highly recommended. Seats are limited so book ASAP. For full details call Inge Gaitch at 352-237-7428, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. Getting very close to cut off date for Mothers Day trip to the Show Palace to see Wizard Of Oz. Call Allan Rickards at 352-390-3075, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. For Fathers Day paddle wheeler cruise on the St. Johns River, call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533. Enjoy three-hour cruise with sit-down dinner, sightseeing, entertainment and commentary by the captain.OTOW Theatre GroupOne week from today at 7 p.m., the first of our three shows will be on the Recreation Building stage. Something Old, Something New has something for everyone. At $8 for reserved and $6 for general seating, this is the best value for money. Your support helps us fund an annual scholarship for a deserving student of Drama and the Arts at the College of Central Florida. You can buy tickets on Monday and Wednesday at the H&R building, 8 to 10 a.m. or turn up at the door on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 for a 7 p.m. show and Sunday, March 30 for a 3 p.m. show. See you there. Call 352-732-0706 for Anne if you have questions.Master the PossibilitiesThere are 35 programs scheduled to begin next week. The majority have some openings. With fascinating lectures on a variety of topics, you should really take another look at that Master the Possibilities catalog. You can view it on line at masterthepossibilities.com and register on line too! There will be a special showing of the Academy Award winning film, Years a Slave on March 24 at 1 p.m. This has been moved to the Circle Square Cultural Center to accommodate the demand. It is free and open to all!100 GrandparentsThe 100 Grandparents and the children, wish to say a big thank you to Barbara Greenwood for 12 years of service to the children of Romeo School. Barbara has been the guiding light of this group that reads each month of the school year. She has always made sure every month that there was someone available to read to each and every class in the school. She is stepping down as organizer of the group. But, will keep reading as always. Evelyn Holiday has stepped forward to take her place. Holiday has been a reader with the group for three years. We know her and will support her as we did Barbara. Thank you to both these fine ladies.Line DanceThe OTOW H&R Ballroom was the setting for a line dance festival on Saturday, March 15. Ira Weisburd taught 18 new line dances to about 75 dancers. Ira has instructed dancers in Asia, Australia, Canada, Israel, and the U.S. Lions ClubApril 25 is the second annual Recycled Trashy Fashion Show. It is going to be one big night of Fashions from some very beautiful models. Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Theatre Group to present Something Old, Something New OTOW Happenings June Roberta Line dancers at OTOW follow the lead of instructor Ira Weisburd. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE29 We Give You Better Quality, Better Variety, Fair Pricing and Factory Warranties (where applicable)! 8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481On SR 200 At The Entrance To On Top Of The WorldMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 352-854-2060 FACTORY AUTHORIZED DEALER Fast, Friendly & Professional Service We Service All Brands Factory Authorized Dealer*In Stock Units Only As Low As$6,9952013 CLUB CAR PRECEDENTFull Factory Warranty NEW 10% OFFExpires 2/28/14. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon.Expires 2/28/14. Full set only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon.Expires 2/28/14. All new, no blems. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Trip charge may apply.NEED BATTERIES?FREE Installation with Purchase of Full Set T-105 6-VOLT$643T-875 8-VOLT$673T-1275 12-VOLT$683Full Set$25OFFAny 8 DOT Tires or Any 10 Aluminum Wheel DOT Tires 15% OFFTIRE SALEAny Repair or Tune Up on Any Brand! (Electric or Gas) We Give You Better Quality, Better Variety, Fair Pricing and Factory Warranties (where applicable)! 8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481On SR 200 At The Entrance To On Top Of The World 352-854-2060 FACTORY AUTHORIZED DEALER Fast, Friendly & Professional Service We Service All Brands Factory Authorized Dealer 10% OFFExpires 3/28/14. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Expires 3/28/14. All new, no blems. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Trip charge may apply.NEED BATTERIES?FREE Installation with Purchase of Full Set T-105 6-VOLT$643T-875 8-VOLT$673T-1275 12-VOLT$683Full Set$25OFF Expires 3/28/14. Full set only. Must present coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon.Any 8 DOT Tires or Any 10 Aluminum Wheel DOT Tires Full Set Only 15% OFFTIRE SALEAny Repair or Part000HPCGMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 20% OFFwith Purchase of Any Golf Car in Our Showroom(In-Stock Units ONLY!)Expires 3/28/14. Expires 3/28/14.Standard or Comprehensive $500 OFF TUNE UPSPECIAL Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZ A $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000HOLP TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN P ARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000HOAI Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 8810 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala FL 34481 854-1000 www.carminesocala.com 000HM35 Carmines Monday Friday Lunch Special 10:30-3pm Take Out Only 14 PIZZA $ 7 95 Dine In CHICKEN PARMIGIANA $ 7 95 000HJBV Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDAY SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $7.50 711193 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000HP2A Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 Estate Planning Wills Trusts Real Estate Probate Corporations Medicaid Qualifying Tax Law 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer, LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000H92Q 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000HNMB R&L Auto Detailing $ 29 95 Call for A pp t. 875-6486 6895 SW Hwy. 200 4 Miles West of I-75 ... because your car deserves better. Reg. $ 39 95 SPRING SPECIAL: HAND WASH & WAX Includes Windows, Vacuum Carpets, Wheel Treatment, Tire Shine & Door Jams WORLD CLASS SERVICE SINCE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

PAGE 22

the Citizen. Also be advised that the sale date shown last week for Christmas at Gaylord Palms should have read Friday, March 28 at the Island Club. It is also shown incorrectly in the Blue brochure. April ticket sale dates are as follows and always from 8 to 9 a.m.: April 1 at the Orchid Club Trip 4 Starlite Cruise 5 Victory Casino 8 Victory Casino 19Biltmore Estate April 4 at the Island Club Trip 3 Forever Plaid 16 Murder Mystery Train April 5 at the Island Club Trip 7 The Greater Tuna 12St Augustine Outlets April 8 at the Orchid Club Trip 6 Kiss Me Kate 18 Dirty DancingBaby Boomers ClubMark your calendar for upcoming events !! Tuesday, April 8 were going to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. Ticket sales are Monday, March 24 in the Orchid Club Lobby. $22 pp. Friday, April 25 brings the Baby Boomers Spring Dance, featuring Oak Runs own DJ Nicky-B spinning the tunes. Ticket sales are Saturdays, April 5 and 12. $5 members, $7 guests from 9 to 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. Saturday, March 29. We also have a few spots open for the Boomers Bowling Outing. Bowling will be at AMF Galaxy West Lanes 2 p.m. and the After Party will be at the Orchid Club starting at 5 p.m. To sign up for Bowling call Barry or Mary Ann 352-289-1604. Please see more details on the Boomers Blog.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfAfter 2 days of competition, March 11 and March 13, we crowned the Presidents Cup champion! It is Kathy Kollar. Kathy played so great on both days and took 1st place. The other ladies who had good games are: 2nd(tie) Chris Orndorff, and Joanne Welch, 3rdSylvia Zappia, 4th-Maureen Edwards, 5th-Janet Tully, 6th(tie) Mary Kay Frandsen and Joanne Ellis. Winners of the daily play are: March 11: 1st Flight: 1-Sylvia Zappia, 2Elsa Berbig, 3-Joanne Ellis 2nd Flight:1-Chris Orndorff, 2-Maureen Edwards, 3-Joanne Welch 3rd Flight: 1-Kathy Kollar, 2(tie)Sharon Scrivens and Janet Tully Closest to the pin: Sylvia Zappia March 13: 1st Flight: 3 tied for 1st: Joanne Ellis, Sylvia Zappia and Judy Klein 2nd Flight: 1-Joanne Welch, 2-Maureen Edwards, 3(tie) Chris Orndorff and Salita Timmermeyer 3rd Flight: 1-Kathy Kollar, 2-Kim Hessel, 3(tie) Mary Kay Frandsen and Janet Tully Closest to the pin: Patty Dougherty What a great tournament, ladies!Well that is it for this week. If you see me around one of the activities, please stop and say hello. Dont forget yummy pancakes tomorrow. Keep all the ticket sales dates on your calendars. Dont forget be kind to one another and you will be happier. Laura Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com At this point, I was tempted to direct my complaining toward her. But you know what that would mean, and so do I. I finally broke down and asked her what in the world she was talking about. One of the things I have learned throughout the years of marital bliss is that if you ask your wife to tell you something, she will do it. But I was desperate at this time and I needed a little bit of clarification. She looked at me, paused as if she was collecting her thoughts and then said, You should be thankful that there are so many crazy people out in the world. The more crazy people there are, the more you are going to fit in. If for some reason we could eliminate all the crazy people in the world you would be a very lonely person. She continued her explanation by saying, Every crazy person takes the focus away from you. If there were not enough crazy people out in the world people would be focusing on you and complaining about how crazy you are. You do not have to hit me over the head with a hammer. That is the thing about my wife. When she is right, she is right. At least it gave me a new perspective on the world around me. Also, a new appreciation for crazy. I began to see her point of view, as humbling as it was, and realize that crazy has a place. As I further thought about this, I began to realize that everybody is crazy only in different areas of their life. Some peoples crazy is more noticeable than others, but everybody has that crazy gene. I guess that is what makes us human. After some deep reflection on the subject, I have come to the point where I want to praise crazy. I never thought of it along this line, but everybody has the right to change his or her mind about anything. Personally, I would like to change my mind for one that really works. One mans crazy is another mans delight. What is crazy to one person may be something rather important and enjoyable to another. After all, who am I to say what is crazy and what is not crazy. It is important to find someone else with something that you can truly appreciate. I thought about that and what Solomon said, Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones (Proverbs 3:7-8). Instead of spending so much time complaining about other people, I need to exercise the fine art of appreciation and learn how to praise people on their terms.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 West Marion Moose Lodge activities Friday, March 21: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment Barry and Sandra, Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall. Saturday, March 22: Steak Night $10, Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Social Quarters. Sunday, March 23: Breakfast 911:30 a.m. (made to order eggs, bacon, omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy) Nascar Sunday with a potluck from 3-5 p.m.. lodge will provide pulled pork Monday, March 24: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 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, March 26: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27: 1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., 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, March 28: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Nashville Recording Artist Willie Crisel 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. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Read the classifieds Easter Seals launches redesigned websiteEaster Seals Florida (ESF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.easterseals.com/florida/. The recently re-designed site provides users with easier access to information about ESFs unparalleled services and programs for persons with disabilities and special needs, and their families. The new website features larger navigation buttons, more vibrant images and quick access to the non-profits social media sites, like Facebook and YouTube. The revamped website demonstrates ESFs continued focus on its clients and their families, by recognizing the need for technological updates and advancements. We wanted the new site to be easy to use, as some of our clients do not have fine motor skills, said Sue Ventura, president and CEO of Easter Seals. The new platform allows for those with limited vision and cognitive difficulties to find what they are looking for just as easily as those with finely honed computer skills. ESF new website is modeled after Easter Seals Nationals website; users on both sites will experience similar functions and layout, which will allow for easier accessibility to information on programs and services. ESF serves 40 of the states 67 counties. Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HNFC 000HK2F 000HOQE 8441 SW Highway 200 Ste. 101, Ocala, FL 352.237.2240 Mon-Fri. 9-5 Saturday 10-2 www.GemGalleriaJewelers.com Gem Galleria Jewelers for lifes special moments Prices Are Back Up BUYING GOLD & SILVER Sell or Trade For New Jewelry Fine Jewelry Watches Giftware Repairs Appraisals Al Sickle 208-5664 000HOZ1 MLS # 404406 EXPANDED PINE MODEL Workshop, Florida Room, Nice Landscape New carpet in bedrooms Tile all other areas Handicapped bathroom Dot Baker 207-8399 OPEN HOUSE_SUNDAY March 23, 2014 1:00 to 2:00 pm PINE RUN ESTATES 8955 SW 104 PL_$54,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY March 23, 2014 1:00 to 2:00 pm ON TOP OF THE WORLD RESALES 8618A SW 91 PL $49,900 Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run Entrance. Pass Guard, first left, then first right. Home on Right. Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to OTOW entrance. R 85 Ter, L 97 St, R 87 Ave, R 91 Pl. Home on right. MLS # 404426 BIRMINGHAM END UNIT Upgraded well maintained New: AC 2010, Roof 2006 2bd, 2ba, 1cg, Family rm, Big eat-in Kitchen Formal Living-Dining Rm. 000HPE5 OPEN HOUSE OAK RUN THE PRESERVE Sunday, March 23, 2014 1:00-3:00 PM 7893 SW 115 Pl. Beautiful, light and bright, 2/2 with an office. Gorgeous home with all new appliances, double garage, brick paved driveway and patio. Backs up to wooded area for extra privacy. Lots of extras. A must see! $104,900 LORI CORNELIUS Homerun Realty 352-274-0743 Cell 352-624-0935 Office 352-624-0942 Fax 000HJJX $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! Flowers $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! DISCOUNT DISCOUNT OUTLET STORE OUTLET STORE MON THRU SAT 9:00AM-6:00PM; SUN 11AM-5PM *PRICES GOOD ONLY AT THE OCALA SR 200 LOCATION ALL PRODUCTS THRIFT STORE QUALITY OR BETTER 6285 SW SR 200 OCALA, FL 352-237-2180 352-237-2180 99 6 pack Tastykake Pecan Swirls 6 pack Tastykake Dessert Cups BREADS BUNS ROLLS 99 DAILY 000HIZZ Privately Owned & Operated. Call our office today for special pricing if transferring from a closed office. Complete Dental Services Visit our web site at: CarolinaDentures.net

PAGE 23

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Imade the mistake the other night of complaining out loud. It is one thing to complain under your breath so that nobody hears you or knows what you are complaining about. But when you complain out loud, then you run the chance of somebody hearing you. The somebody I was most concerned about was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Some things are meant to be kept to yourself and for obvious reasons. For some reason, who knows what it was, I let my guard down and vocalized my complaining. I must confess that it rather caught me off guard. What are you complaining about, my wife said directing the question to me. At first, I did not know what she was talking about because I did not realize that I was vocalizing my complaints. All I could say at the time was, Did I say that out loud? My wife has a delicate way of backing me in a corner where I have to say what is on my mind. Fortunately, I do not have much of a mind for anything to get on. Unfortunately, my tongue is not attached to anything and so it is looseygoosey. What I was complaining about were all the crazy people, particularly on television. Just when you think you have seen the most crazy thing, something else or someone else takes the lead in the race to crazyville. Since my wife asked me, I let go on a very eloquent rant against crazy. At this point, I forget the exact crazy that set me off. But it does not matter. If it were not one thing, it would be another thing. I have tried throughout my life to be an equal crazy complainer. If you are crazy, you can be sure I am going to complain about you. You, in particular, my wife was directing this toward me, ought to be quite thankful about all of the crazy people in the world. That set me off on another rant. I am not thankful for the crazy people in this world. The less crazy people the better I am going to like it. And I made the mistake of telling her exactly what I thought about that. We do not need more crazy people, I argued. Someone in Congress ought to pass a law against crazy. While I said that, it occurred to me that most of the crazy people are in Congress. I do not want more crazy people in this world. Enough is enough already, move on. Really, my wife argued, you ought to be happy about all the crazy people in the world. In praise of being crazy Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE11 Yesterday was the first day of spring. Already trees have started budding and flowers blooming. Hopefully, the weather up north has improved so that snowstorms and freezing rain have ended and they can expect a nice springtime. With a spring in our step we travel down Pun Alley for some seasonal tales.A soft smellJohn had spent months waiting impatiently for signs of spring. When the first warm, sunny day arrived, he eagerly stepped onto their patio deck. The sight of green sprouts and the sounds of singing birds pleased him. More than anything else, he delighted in the sweet aroma of the spring air. He beckoned to his wife to join him. She quietly brought him back to earth when she mentioned that he was standing in front of the dryer vent, inhaling the scent of fabric softener.Spring singLast summer an old New England industrial town decided it was time to clean up the local waterway. Engineers built a series of diversionary trenches to capture some of the solid pollutants. During the winter these trenches all froze. With spring here and the ice melting, the vastly increased concentration of pollutants in these trenches is causing a great obnoxious odor in the neighborhood, prompting locals to start singing that famous old song, A River Ditch Aroma.Spring thinkingAt breakfast the golfers wife said, Now just because the weather is pretty today, dont think youre going to sneak off and play golf all day. Honey, he said, dont get upset. Golf is the furthest thing from my mind. Would you please pass the toast and putter?Spring flingsIn the spring boys begin to feel gallant and the girls begin to feel buoyant. Watermelons are so juicy because they are planted in the spring. The other day I went to the bookstore to buy a dictionary. The clerk showed me a really cheap one. I couldnt find the words to thank him. Spring is a kangaroos favorite season. In the spring jolly farmers say, hoe, hoe, hoe. When you cross a four-leaf clover and poison ivy you get a rash of good luck. After a hard winter, relief comes to the trees in the spring. The college kids call it spring break. Their parents, however, call it spring broke. Farmers and golfers can now start their spring plowing. The two bedbugs that fell in love got married in the spring.Spring breakTraveling in the south during spring break a group of Yale students stopped at a traffic light near a man sitting on a porch. He asked, Where you boys from? Yale, they replied. The man stood up and yelled, WHERE YOU BOYS FROM?Spring stepping?Look at this mess! roared an angry customer at a local cafe, pointing to his squashed doughnut. Its just as you ordered it, sir, the waitress replied. You told me to bring you coffee and a doughnut and step on it.Spring cleaningDuring the Spring Break, a freshman brought a semesters worth of dirty laundry home to wash. Soon after stepping into the laundry room, he shouted to his mom, What setting do I use on the washing machine? It depends. What does it say on your shirt? FSU.Spring jumpWith springtime in the air two guys were hiking in a wooded area when they came upon a large sinkhole. Curious about its depth, they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, but they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing. They searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole. The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area and they said that one had just jumped into the sinkhole in front of them. The man replied, Oh no. That couldnt be my goat; mine was tied to a railroad tie. Spring is in the air Pun Alley Dick Frank 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 000GUM1 1.7 miles west of I-75 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 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. 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 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 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 000GUYF 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer, Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: Tues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net 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 000HIQP PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W. State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles West of I-75 Worship Service 8:00 & 11:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000H8GU 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 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 Conard L. Chambers Senior Minister 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 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 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 000HG9R 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 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 000HOPT 000HI3G For information & Tee Times 352.629.7980 www.OcalaNational.com #300 Located on Hwy 27 across from Golden Ocala 4782 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482 G OLF & L UNCH S PECIAL 18 Holes, Cart Fee, Lunch Valid through Mar. 31, 2014. Must present coupon. Offer may not be utilized with other offers. Tee times may be made up to 7 days in advance of the date of play. $37 00 +tax BEFORE 1:00PM (Deli sandwich, chips, and soft drink) $32 00 +tax Includes Lunch Without Lunch $32 00 +tax AFTER 1:00PM (Deli sandwich, chips, and soft drink) $29 00 +tax Includes Lunch Without Lunch Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 yearsThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 237-9225W.E. BISHOP, JR.Attorney At Law ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS NO CHARGE FOR INITIAL CONSULTATION Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 000HOLO BOTTLE OF WINE WITH $50 PURCHASE. EXCLUDES BEER, CIGARETTES AND LOTTO. EXPIRES 3/28/14. NEW STORE IN JASMINE PLAZA 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, 509-4983 Captain Morgan 1.75 Reg. $22.99 NOW $20.99 Smirnoff 1.75 Reg. $22.99 NOW $19.99 Silver Patron 375ml Reg. $26.99 NOW 2 FOR $39.99 Popov Vodka 1.75 Reg. $15.49 NOW $13.99 Crown Royal 1.75 Reg. $45.99 NOW $40.99 Crown Royal 750 Reg. $23.99 NOW $20.99 HUGE SELECTION OF BEER, LIQUOR AND WINE Mardi Gras Homosassa Style Saturday, March 22 Yulee Dr., Old Homosassa, FL 9 AM 6 PM Parade Starts at 10 AM Shrimp, Food, Beer & Wine, Vendors, Kids Zone, Arts & Crafts Rotary Club of Homosassa Springs Supported by: 000HJWB Ameriprise Financial Fresh from Florida Crystal Automotive The Freezer Gildans The Shed Neon Leons DiscoverCitrusCounty.com FDS Disposal Suncoast Plumbing Citrus 95.3/The Fox 96.7 Homosassa Printing Homosassa Wildlife Park Live Music Cash Prizes Info call 352-201-2520 or go to www.shrimpapalooza.com National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide AwayFrom-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. 000HNWA $100 $100 $100 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Promotional Promotional Discount to all Discount to all Attendees Attendees REDS RESTAURANT 8411 N. SR 200 Tuesday, March 25 10:00 AM OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy 200 Wednesday, March 26 3:30 PM WOLFYS RESTAURANT 2159 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thursday, April 3 3:30 PM

PAGE 24

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com has been [that] I am my brothers keeper. Obama claimed that year that his efforts to help working-class and poor Americans by extending unemployment insurance, improving education, doubling the funding for LIHEAP (a home heating assistance program), increasing the child tax credit, Pell grants for college students, and the earned-income tax credit were all motivated by his belief that I am my brothers keeper. Exhorting Americans to combat human trafficking at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2012, Obama invoked the story of the Good Samaritan. Recognizing that we are our brothers keepers, he proclaimed, weve got to bind up peoples wounds. In his 2012 Christmas message, Obama declared, a child born in a stable brought our world a redeeming gift of peace and salvation. This message speaks to us to this daythat we are called to love each other as we love ourselves, that we are our brothers keeper [this is] a message that guides my Christian faith. Obamas faith has been very controversial and misunderstood. He has testified frequently to his belief in Jesus Christ as his savior and Lord, especially in his speeches at the annual national prayer breakfast, but he has rarely attended church as president. Obamas faith is difficult to decipher because various streamsthe African-American church, the Social Gospel movement, mainline Protestantism, and evangelicalismhave all helped shape it. He shares the greatest affinity with progressive Protestants and socially liberal evangelicals who view assisting the least of these as the highest biblical social priority. The disparate assessments of Obamas faith by politically conservative and liberal Christians stem largely from their sharp disagreement over what responsibilities the Bible assigns to government and whether government programs or private projects and acts can best alleviate poverty. The president has chosen a strange text as his principle biblical themethe words are Cains response to God in Genesis 4 after murdering his brother Abelam I my brothers keeper? Nevertheless, the Bible clearly teaches that we are responsible for helping one another and that those with wealth, power, and privileges are specially called to aid those who are struggling. Therefore, recognizing the huge challenges confronting African-American and Latino boys and young men today, and the pivotal role private groups will play in Obamas initiative, we should all applaud and support it.Dr. Gary Scott Smith chairs the history department at Grove City College and is a fellow for faith and the presidency with The Center for Vision & Values. He is the author of Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Heaven in the American Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2011). SMITHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with games beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a Fish Fry on the second and fourth Fridays of every month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor chicken wings and/or shrimp baskets every first and third Fridays of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the Canteen provided by: Bubbilicious March 21 and Ken Jackson and March 22. 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. Saturday, April 5, 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 presold only. See the Canteen server for your tickets. Easter Dinner Saturday, April 19, ham with all the fixins, 4:30 to 6. See your canteen server for your tickets. Sign up books are out for Buddy Poppy Drive. Please donate a couple hours of your time. See book for the many locations and times available. Dates are May 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781, 9401 SW 110th St. Telephone 352-873-4781. For members and guests. VFW Post 4781 events Passover greetings were included letting our personnel know that they are remembered over these special holidays. These games will help pass the long and lonely hours of our service people and we are grateful for the support of kind people such as Billie who give of themselves for our troops. Find Wilma on facebook and amazon.com.Movie NightCaptain Phillips is the scheduled feature for Movie Night on Tuesday, April 1. Tom Hanks stars in this true life story of Captain Richard Phillips of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama when it was taken over by Somali pirates. Filled with action and drama this story will quicken your pulse and tug at your heart strings all at the same time. Enjoy comfortable seating; popcorn and lemonade and a top ranked new movie all for free in our climate controlled clubhouse. Of course you are welcome to bring your own treats if you wish. This movie is rated PG 13 so there should be no problem with our residents getting in to see it. Come out and enjoy.Fantastic Sing-a-LongYour Cherrywood Songbirds are holding a special Sing-a-Long event on Wednesday, April 2 so come out and join in this debut event. Admission is free for all our residents and friends and the caliber of music is top notch. Join your voices with those of the Song Birds as they sing familiar show tunes and music that we all know and love. Director Vince Basile will be your host with accompanist Frank Juarbe on the keyboard for this one of kind musical adventure. The Songbirds performance begins at 2 in the afternoon so bring your friends and family and some refreshments too if you wish and come out for this great time. Back in the day it would have been called a Hootenanny but us modern folks know it as a Sing-a-Long; by any name, it nothing but fun. Cribbage ClubJoin the wild and crazy members of our Cribbage Club on Mondays at 12:30 in the card room of the clubhouse. If youve never played before, youll find many willing and able teachers and if you are an accomplished player; you have a good chance of beating the rest of us but we will give you some competition albeit in the spirit of good fun. Crazy; Whacky; Fashion ShowBack by popular demand is our Crazy Whacky Fashion Show. This event was a big hit last year and this year is shaping up to be even better. Our wonderful models; men and women; have a limited budget and using their stylish sense of fashion; put together outfits they feel will please and win admiration from the audience. Well, at least thats the goal. Some of the outfits are daring; some chic and high brow; and some are just down right funny but all are eligible for prizes and the appreciation of a well entertained group of on lookers. Tickets are only $2 for this annual riot of an event so see Geri today and make sure youll have a chair for this dazzling show. Rumor has it that Joannie will be back this year to introduce the models and describe their ensembles. See you on Friday, April 11 from 1 until 3 for a super time.Ladies LunchAll of the ladies of Cherrywood are invited and encouraged to come out for the monthly ladies luncheon in the clubhouse. The next lunch will be Wednesday April 9 at noon. Each lady is asked to bring a dish to pass; a place setting for themselves and a smile. Our ladies know how to cook so you will get a delicious meal and have a great time socializing with your friends and neighbors. Our new residents are especially encouraged to attend. We have a great group of gals who are friendly; laugh a lot and who are genuinely good people. Bring your appetite and your sense of humor along with a dish to pass. Youll be glad you did when you see how much fun these luncheons are.TriviaWatch here for Trivia Night on April 16. Donna James will be bringing the questions to tease and please our contestants. It only costs a dollar to play so gather up a team or come by yourself and join friends and neighbors as they try to answer the titillating and mentally stimulating questions. Prize money and bragging rights accompany the winners through the entire month so bring your best game and join us. All proceeds for Trivia Night go to the Patriot Dog Project.From your reporter Special thanks to Ardie Heape for covering the paper these past five weeks. As you all know, she did a fantastic job reporting our Cherrywood news and giving me a break to catch up on some personal business. I am deeply grateful to her and promise all her fans that she will be back. As she said, this is a now a team effort. Easter is coming and our snowbirds will be leaving soon but we have a lot of events coming up in the near future that they will be able to attend along with our year around residents. There is one event I would like to call special attention to even though it isnt a Cherrywood function. Im speaking of an event that a group called The Compassionate Friends is sponsoring. Compassionate Friends was organized to assist families who have had the indefinable sorrow of losing a child. On April 26, at 3 in the afternoon; they will hold a Butterfly & Balloon Picnic at Erwins Farm behind the Veterinarian Clinic at 10725 SE 36th Ave. in Belleview. This is an opportunity for loved ones to celebrate the life of their beloved little one by releasing balloons and butterflies; singing songs and reciting poetry. Registration for this event closes on April 7 so contact Betty at 35-245-4798; Bill at 352-522-0768 or Norellen at 352369-6665 as soon as possible. These people will be happy to provide information and to take your reservation. You can also contact these individuals if you would like to learn how you can provide support for the Ocala Chapter of Compassionate Friends. I know the people of Cherrywood will help because thats what we do. If you have any comments; suggestions or ideas for this section of your Citizen Newspaper please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Its always good to hear from you. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 000HP93 7651 SW Hwy 200, Suite 103 (Near Oasis restaurant, between Publix & Lowes) Circle Square Plaza 352-854-2033 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM -6 PM Sat. 8 AM -2 PM Sofie, Dee, Edward, Angela Expires 4/10/14 Perm, Cut & Style $55 Senior Mans Haircut $10 For Appt. Call (352) 854-4017 000HP9L STOP THE PAIN with Laser Pain Relief A Revolutionary Super Pulsed Laser Technology for treatment of pain & injuries. Also offering Medicupping along with advanced balance programs. Timberridge 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 2000, Ste. 2001, Ocala, FL 10405 N. Sherman Dr., Citrus Springs, FL www.eldiablogolf.com000HILA FREE GOLF! Play Any Day in March at full rate & Get a FREE ROUND in May, June, July or August Book Your Tee Time Now! DIREC TAX Call Gene Hester for Appointment at 237-5330 Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW St. Rd. 200, Suite 111 Ocala, FL 34476 000H4Q4 Gene Hester/Raymond James State & Fed. Returns Lowest Prices E-File & Rapid Refunds Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000HN7A Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000HPDV FL Seller Of Travel 13519 Sarasota Beach, Aug. 18-21, 3 nights Back by popular demand, Sandcastle Resort-Lido Beach, 7 meals, theater, $425 pp Clearwater, Sat., Sept. 6 Early bird dinner theater, Greater Tuna, Buffet Lunch, $80 pp Chicago, Sept. 13-21, 9 days Great stops along the way, 14 meals, tour of Chicago & cruise on Lake Michigan, $789 pp Nashville Show Trip, Oct. 19-25, 7 days Grand Ole Opry, 2 shows, 10 meals, tours, $625 pp Marlene Kaiser OTOW resident 843-4133 marlenekaiser@yahoo.com 000HMFG E-bay Specialists Gary Wilson & Mary OBrien everythingunderthesun4u@hotmail.com 352-861-6991 352-229-4124 Everything Under The Sun We do the work for you. John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS 9045 SW HWY 200 Ocala, Florida 34481 352-861-9473 Specializing in the like-new car, without the new car price! Come see us and see why buying a new car never makes sense! Dont Worry Buy with confidence! All Wise Way vehicles are certified! www.wisewayautoinc.com Auto Sales, Inc. Family Owned & Operated Since 1999 South Marion Citizens readers Choice Poll #1 Used Car Dealer for 7 Consecutive Years! Mention this ad and get 3 years of FREE service with your next vehicle purchase! 000HIST 000HNE7 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 100% Guaranteed Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services 24 Hour Emergency Water Removal!!! Carpet Dries Fast, 1-2 Hours Tile & Grout Carpet Stretching Upholstery Water Extraction Air Duct Cleaning 35% OFF TILE CLEANING Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. 3 ROOMS & HALLWAY $ 65 00 Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. CARPET STRETCHING OR REPAIR 25% OFF Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. Toll Free 866-443-1766 Local 352-503-2091 www.ThuraClean.com Only 30% OFF AREA RUG CLEANING Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. coupon required coupon required coupon required coupon required 000HGZZ Massage Therapy Manual Lymphatic Drainage at Jasmine Plaza 30 min. $ 25 60 min. $40 90 min. $60 By appointment only 352-620-4298 Lic. Massage Therapist Penny Chester-Reilly Lic. #MM31909 000HP3E Locally Owned IP Resort $169 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $189 pp/dbl SOT #36723 Biloxi Ca$ino Tours 3 Nights April 21-24, May 19-22 Chance to win $50 CASH 352-840-0333 www.LauraKaneTravel.com Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus ONE FREE TRIP GIVEN AW AY EACH MONTH 000HP26 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm O CALA G OLF C ART 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned Garage Floor Mat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 49 High Speed Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Sunbrella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 119 Mag Wheels 10in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 349 Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee the Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries $4,995 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned $4,995 Now Offering Sleekline Yamaha Great Prices, Best Selection 6-V 6 PACK $399 8-V 6 PACK $499 6-V T605 only $539 8-V T875 only $599 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala ASK ABOUT NO MONEY DOWN VA OR FHA FINANCING 000HOVP Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! PLEASE CALL TO HAVE YOUR HOUSE APPRAISED FOR A NEW LISTING! 2/2/1 FRAME HOME with aluminum siding. House is completely remodeled, new carpet and new high toilets, home has new coat of paint and is ready to move in. All appliances included, located in a gated 55+ community with many activities for the residents. MLS 398597 $54,000 2/2/2 FRAME HOME with carpet and vinyl on floors, has breakfast nook to enjoy your backyard. newer roof and air, nice landscaping and good curb appeal, located in a gated 55+ community. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, good place to retire to. MLS 403758 $73,500 2/2/1 WITH VINYL SIDING, indoor laundry, all appliances included, newer range and refrigerator, 9/14 enclosed lanai, home has new paint. Very private location with woods in backyard, gated 55+ community, fenced area for your pets. MLS 399195 $58,500 VERY WELL MAINTAINED 2/2/1 home, all appliances included, new tile floor in living area, glass enclosed 9/14 lanaiwith tile floor. Also includes a tile patio. Home is move-in condition, landscaped and located in a gated 55+ community. MLS 401156 $65,900 2/2/1 HOME FEATURES A GREAT ROOM, opens to kitchen, dining and living room, completely remodeled. New oak cabinets and countertop. Home is handicapped friendly, large 20/9 Florida room, indoor laundry, newer roof and air located in a guarded 55+ community. MLS 383919 $54,900 2/2/1 FRAME AND VINYL HOME, tile in kitchen, laundry room and baths, new carpet in bedrooms. Fresh paint, upgraded baths, new appliances in kitchen, new windows and new roof, new frontdoor location, and is in a gated 55 community. Landscaped and ready to move in. MLS 390468 $65,000

PAGE 25

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, March 21, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youll want to discourage well-meaning but potentially ill-advised interference in what you intend to accomplish. Your work has a better chance to succeed if it reflects you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovines well-deserved reputation for loyalty could be tested if you learn that it might be misplaced. But dont rely on rumors. Check the stories out before you decided to act. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youve been going on adrenaline for a long time, and this unexpected lull in a recent spate of excitement could be just what you need to restore your energy. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Friends can be counted on to help you deal with a perplexing personal situation. But remember to keep your circle of advisers limited only to those youre sure you can trust. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Security-loving Lions do not appreciate uncertainty in any form. But sometimes changing situations can reveal hidden stresses in time to repair a relationship before its too late. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good time for single Virgos to make a love connection. Be careful not to be too judgmental about your new prospect at least until you know more about her or him. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your sense of justice helps you resolve a problem that might have been unfairly attributed to the wrong person. Spend the weekend doing some long-neglected chores. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel justified in your anger toward someone you suspect betrayed your trust. But it could help if you check if your suspicions have substance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Ignore distractions if you hope to accomplish your goal by the deadline you agreed to. Keep the finish line in sight, and you should be able to cross it with time to spare. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your creative self continues to dominate through much of the week. Also, despite a few problems that have cropped up, that recent romantic connection seems to be thriving. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) As curious as you might be, its best to avoid trying to learn a colleagues secret. That sort of knowledge could drag you into a difficult workplace situation at some point down the line. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Instead of spending too much time floundering around wondering if you can meet your deadline, you need to spend more time working toward reaching it. BY DR. GARY SMITH Special to the CitizenRecently, President Obama announced the creation of a new program to help Latino and African-American males. Not surprisingly, he called this initiative My Brothers Keeper. During his presidency, Obama has used this biblical phrase more than 60 times to support his commitment to aiding the disadvantaged and downtrodden. Obama announced that his administration had solicited the support of foundations, businesses, state and local political officials, religious leaders, and nonprofit organizations to create more pathways to success for these young men. He reported that these groups have promised to invest at least $200 million over the next five years for the initiative. Anyone who works hard and takes responsibility for his own life, Obama argued, should be able to succeed in America regardless of his race, ethnicity, sex, or family background. Achieving this goal requires giving all children access to a world class education, creating more jobs, providing workers with skills, and paying a livable wage. He said that because these young men have the odds stacked against them and fewer opportunities, unique solutions are necessary. Half of African-American boys and a quarter of Latino boys, the president reported, are growing up without a father in their home. These boys are likely to live in indigent families and to read poorly. They are far more likely than other boys to not finish high school, commit a crime, and be a victim of crime. Fewer young African-American and Latino men (compared to young white men) have jobs and consequently have higher rates of poverty. In the aftermath of the emotionally laden Trayvon Martin verdict, Obama declared, it is paramount to assure these young men that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them. Thankfully, they have outstanding African American and Latino role models in business, sports, politics, and the military such as Colin Powell, Magic Johnson, and Anthony Foxx who have all defied the odds. Although Obama did not directly cite the Bible or use Scriptural arguments in announcing his new initiative, my brothers keeper has been his go-to phrase since 2008. During the presidential campaign, Obama called for an active faith, rooted in that most fundamental of all truths: that I am my brothers keeper. In 2011, the president asserted, every time weve had to make a decision, my guiding principle This week I didnt have time to write a regular news column for publication. I was too busy trying to figure out how to fill out my brackets you know, for the NCAA basketball tournament. Its commonly called March Madness, a registered trademark, and there are various contests conducted that give people an opportunity to fill out a bracket, once the pairings for the tournament are announced. That happened Sunday evening. Now everyone, millions of us, have to figure out whos going to win each game. In most of these contests, whoever gets the most points as assigned by the contest administrators wins a prize. Some of them can be substantial. Ive been entering for years, and Ive never won a dime. As I look at this year, the first thing is to decide whether I want to start from the outside and work in, or start with the overall winner and work out. Of course, there are many contests, so you can do it both ways. The logical thing is to pick the Florida Gators to win it all. After all, theyre the No. 1 seed, they swept through the SEC season with a 21-0 mark and have only lost two close games, on the road, this year. But they struggled in trying to hold a lead Sunday against Kentucky, and didnt look like worldbeaters in the first half Saturday against Tennessee. So do you stick with them or not? Then there are the Cinderella teams. You always have to consider the teams that seemingly dont have a chance, but sneak in all the way to the finals. Wichita State was one such team last year, making it all the way to the Final Four. This year, though, the Shockers are a No. 1 seed and are 34-0, so it wouldnt exactly be a surprise for them to advance that far. It might be a surprise if they lose early. And on and on it goes. Nothing is a sure thing in this tournament, which starts this week at various sites. I have to admit that, except for a couple of big games involving Duke, all Ive seen this season are Florida Gator games. At this time of year, when the big games are taking place, Im generally watching a baseball game on the MLB channel, particularly if the Mets are on, so thats even less basketball. But I will sit down and go through the schedule and the seedings, and see which teams the NCAA Selection Committee thinks will advance and generally pick against them. Thats how accurate they usually are being a No. 1 seed doesnt automatically qualify you to win the regional and advance to the Final Four. So Im sure Ill have a winner somewhere in my brackets oh well, at least its nice to dream. Maybe Ill at least finish in the top one million. That would be progress.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: 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. Standardized tests have been a part of American education since the mid-1800s. However, since the 2002 passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that mandated yearly testing of students from third grade onward in all 50 states, state spending on standardized tests has skyrocketed from $423 million to nearly $2 billion annually. The NCLB testing mandate and attendant rise in the use of standardized tests has fueled an ongoing debate as to whether such testing positively or negatively impacts student learning. Proponents contend standardized tests benefit both teachers and students. As an assessment tool, they aid teachers in determining how a student is performing and progressing academically over time as compared to students nationwide, statewide and locally. For students, standardized tests are a fairly accurate measurement of their academic strengths and weaknesses and a predictor of success in college. Opponents counter that standardized tests do more harm than good. Favoring achievement of a specific score to measure teacher accountability and student performance, they tend to decrease non-test-related instruction time at the expense of a well-balanced education. Also, they contribute to making learning a stressful experience that diminishes the joy of learning for teachers and students alike. Adding to the pro and con debate is the questionable effectiveness of standardized tests relative to U.S. students as indicated by the results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests 15-year-olds from around the world every three years to gauge their reading, math and science skills. When the PISA was first conducted in 2000, U.S. students were ranked 11th in the world for reading, 14th for science and 18th for math. After a decade of increased emphasis on standardized tests, the U.S. global ranking in 2012 fell to 21st for reading, 24th for science and 31st for math. The sharp fall in the global rankings of the U.S. since 2000 suggests that the NCLBs excessive, high-stakes focus on standardized testing may be encouraging the drill-like drudgery of teaching to the test rather than innovative instruction that inspires student learning. Various polls also affirm that only one in four teachers consider standardized tests an accurate measurement of student learning. Whether one is pro or con, standardized tests are here to stay. However, their excessive use has swung the pendulum so far that a greater balance between testing and learning is needed. Standardized tests, therefore, should be one among several assessments for teacher accountability and student progress rather than the alpha and omega. Continuing to do otherwise promises to take the joy of teaching and learning out of the classroom to the detriment of both teachers and students.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY High-stakes testing counter productive Brackets leave time for little else President Obamas My Brothers Keeper plan READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Unrealistic generationRecently, I read that the present generation says they are smarter than any generation preceding it. I guess that shows the present generation is not too realistic, and living in a world called la, la land. Examples; they cant write cursive, spell, do math without a calculator, they use drugs, do drinking binges, use guns, smoke pot, many going to jail for violent crimes, theyre lost without computers, I Pads, I Phones, the Internet, theyre poorly educated. Theyve achieved nothing, except being a liability on society. Now the generations before the current one, which includes the greatest generation, of which Im one, have accomplished the following: founded this country, won the revolutionary war, won the war of 1812, the union was preserved by the Civil war, won WW 1, and WWII, persevered in the longest war in our history, yes, the Korean war, fought in Vietnam, and also created the computer age, discovered new drugs which are now saving millions of lives, put a man in space and a man on the moon, and much more. Top that! If we refer back to the first paragraph, which todays generation may not know what a paragraph might be, all the current generation has succeeded in doing, cant read above a third grade level, are being a blight to society, trying to denigrate this country, and in general, arent too bright. Bill Ford Ocala LETTER TO THE EDITOR PLEASESEESMITH, PAGE9

PAGE 26

MY LOSING SEASON By Pat Conroy Pat Conroy writes in My Losing Season that he was a ruined boy who played basketball instead of killing his father. In this self-effacing memoir about significant basketball moments culminating in his final college game as a Citadel Bulldog, Conroy confesses that he learned more from losing than from winning. The team was mediocre and so was he, calling himself the 15th or 16th best. During Conroys years in Charleston, Donald Conroy, the authors brutal, child-slapping Marine father, makes several cameo appearances, none of them pleasant. Which should have made young Conroy able to handle his bullying head coach, Mel Thompson, but the mans black-eyed fury nearly destroys him and in cutting his teams throat Thompson creates the humiliating losing season Conroy can never forget. Incredibly, years later, writer Conroy visits Thompson and tells him, I loved having you as my coach. One saving influence at The Citadel was his thoughtful English professor who praised his writing and encouraged him to pursue it as a career. The relentless hazing he suffered as a plebe and unprotected by his coaches spawned the novel, The Lords of Discipline, which outraged military colleges across America and made it necessary to film the movie version in England. When Conroys blockbuster The Great Santini appeared, it was a softened take on his fathers loutish behavior. But the book caused the scales to fall from Don Conroys eyes and he reinvented himself as the loving father his seven children had longed for. Upon his death in 1998,Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING Man talks about his father, hazing and baseball his children were bereft and sobbing at his funeral. Memoirs are tricky and this one is no exception. Nostalgia can get mawkish as even Conroy himself acknowledged: I have an infinite capacity for the maudlin and false note. Still, no one can deny the sincerity of the following statement: I was a basketball player, pure and simple, and the majesty of that sweet sport of basketball defined and shaped my growing up. I cannot explain what the sport means to me but I have missed it more than anything else in my life. This is a dribble-by dribble detailed description of basketball games. Recommended solely for Conroy fans and basketball aficionados. Bookmark Pat Wellington Saturday, April 5 Wo men s Spring BreakCelebrate with the Womens Spring Break. Join the Womens Ministry enjoying a continental breakfast, friendship; lunch at the baked potato bar, fellowship; special events with speakers Alan Tison, Director of Advancemant at Johnson University Florida and Twila Sias, Childrens Ministry and teaches in areas of education and psychology; and special sessions including a Make & Take card making class. Event starts at 9 a.m. Free to all women. Child care is available (note need on registration). door prizes. To register, please call 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, April 6 Maste r Choi r perf ormsThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a concert on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (which is State Road 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala, Florida. The program will include Leonard Bernsteins Chichester Psalms and other works. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207.Tuesday, April 8 Ocal a Macintosh User Group meetsThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The feature presentation will be Photographing and Presenting Wildlife by Valarie Bugh. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Friday, April 11 S ummerGlen yard sa leSummerGlen is having a community yard sale on Friday, April 11, open to the public, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday Saturday, April 12 Ben efit f or Therapeut ic g roupJoin the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association as we dance away the winter Blahs at a Beach Party with music from the 50s through the British Invasion. Not only will there be dinner and dancing to the band 3 For the Road, a regular band at the Villages, we have PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE27 Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Your Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000GULM WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008 2013 CLOCK REPAIR HERB WINKLER CLOCK REPAIR House calls on grandfather clocks Antique Clocks, Atmos, Ship, Wall, Mantle, Battery Operated 352-843-0181 2nd Generation Master Clock Maker 000HJT2 000HK1W GOLF CART REPAIR/SERVICES Windshields Most carts $161.00 installed Vinyl RAIN CURTAINS MOST CARTS $ 300 installed Expert Golf Cart Services 352-598-7338 We can do it all from accessories, batteries, high speed controllers & motors to paint gas and electric. ALL MAKES AND MODELS If you dont know me, one of your neighbors will. Bill Older Used Carts Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE $ 54 95 FULL SERVICE SPECIAL For Electric Carts Only W E C OME T O Y OU Propane Heaters with cup holder adapter $84.00 no tank Balentines Landscaping, Inc. (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES 000GSI3 LANDSCAPING PAINTING 25 yrs. Experience Insured 352-547-9588 10% Off all Sales with this advertisement Dannys Painting With any room painted Pressure Wash House FREE with this ad Commercial Residential Free Estimates Exc. References Danny Cast 000HJMD 000HNJV PRESSURE CLEANING DOUGS PRESSURE-CLEANING We clean inch by inch Driveways Sidewalks Mobile Homes Patios Pool Decks Ranch Fencing Family Owned Call for Free Esitmates (352) 873-9349 000HJDG IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $39 95 with 10% off repair With coupon. Expires 4/30/2014 S HAW I RRIGATION R EPAIR 352-624-2533 Steve Shaw 000H0P0 IRRIGATION REPAIR 32 years of experience Licensed and Insured comp #8715 Exclusive Service/Repair Specialist Lanai Enclosures Glass Window Replacement Acrylic Windows Screen Room000HMPE WINDOW INSTALL 352-587-2735CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR license # 1330701 000HKCD POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. Red Pfluger (352) 873-0674 Korean War Veteran owner 19 Years of Quality Service to the 200 Corridor Area $ 65 All Homes Voted Best By My Customers Three Years In A Row! GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY RAY RAY CC C C C C ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION Crayconst.com Crayconst.com Crayconst.com 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE SCREEN DOOR 16 x 7 SLIDING 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE GARAGE SCREEN SCREEN DOOR DOOR 000HJZR We also install custom acrylic & glass windows. Beat The Love Bugs 000HLKB AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 711188 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen 000HBDA smcitizen.com www.renroomocala.com PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU TO SELL YOUR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Readers Choice Winner , 1, 2013 Location, Location, Location High-Traffic Store Over 100 new items daily Same location for 20 years Estate Liquidation BENEFITS THAT PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET... QUICKER! 000H8YT One Piece to an Entire House 000H8YT STUNNING MAGNOLIA! 000HMXS 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP #1 Team Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie Takesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Tom & Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 The Star Realtors o f Marion County The Serago-Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 www.DeccaRealEstate.com YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FLYERS TO ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES AT ALL 3 GATES SR 200L, 484, AND SW 62ND AVE. ROAD READERS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS! JERRY BROOKS Featured Homes of the Week Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Its A Sunny Day in Florida! Check Out My Websites At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com or www.ocalaflretirementproperties.com STUNNING MAGNOLIA! TEAM #1 We are your Oak Run Specialists We Live, Work & Play Here! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT Time to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 MARION LANDING BEAUTY! Jerry Brooks 274-0930 John Anderson 454-9020 MOTIVATED SELLER! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM OTOW CHARMER JUST LISTED PRIVATE, RUSTIC BACKYARD OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM 8100 SW 109th Lane Rd. Nbhd. 6 Lovely Charleston. 2/2/1.5, 1,224 sq. ft. Original owners. NEW kitchen cabinets, counters & microwave. Glass encl. lanai under H&A. Dura-stone floor kitchen & master bath. $73,500 MLS#378804 John Kapioski 208-1635 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM 8351 SW 108th Loop Nbhd. 11 3/2/2 Providence. Formal LR/DR, eat-in kitchen, large master suite & master bath w/tub & shower. 12x25 encl. lanai & 12x19 patio. NEW A/C 2012, NEW roof 2007. Furniture negotiable. $124,750 MLS#403556 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 6486 SW 111th Loop Fairway Oaks Wow factor! Capistrano model, upgraded & maintained to perfection. 2/2/2 w/den. Encl. lanai with acrylic windows. Tankless water heater. NEW A/C in 2008. $169,500 MLS#404115 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Reduced 4K! Pristine Turnberry model. 2/2/2, CBS, vaulted ceilings, open split floor plan. On maintained homesite. $95,900 MLS#401247 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Heather model in Marion Landing. 2/2/2. Laminate flooring LR/DR. New carpet in BRs. New washer, new shower master bath, new sinks & faucets in baths. $124,900 MLS#397924 John Kapioski 208-1635 Lovely 3/2/2, San Marino with deep lot, brick pavers and great landscaping. In the Preserve. $164,000 MLS#401210 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 Montgomery with spectacular yard. 2/2/2 with enclosed lanai (thermopane) for extra living space. Updated baths. $68,500 MLS#404180 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com Exp. Pinehurst, 2/2/2. Engineered wood flooring thru-out. Encl. Florida room & covered screened patio. Cathedral ceilings. Plenty of closets. Large pantry. Inside laundry. Maintained lot includes watering of the lawn. Beautiful view of the preserve. $124,900 MLS#398749 Louise Pace 361-4312 8260 SW 109th Place Rd. Nbhd. 6 St. Augustine model. 3/2/2, 2052 sq. ft. Stainless appliances, neutral decor. $124,900 MLS#404335 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com BRING YOUR BEST OFFERS! FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET THIS ONE WILL BE GONE! Savannah Model. 2/2/1.5, new roof 2007, enclosed lanai. Its a STEAL! $59,500 MLS#403999 The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 PERRY WHITE WOULD LIVE HERE AND SO CAN YOU! Augusta Model, 3/2/2 with lanai and courtyard. Move-in ready! Great master bedroom! Formal dining room. Great location! $152,000 MLS#404337 The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 COME SEE US AT OUR NEXT OPEN HOUSES! SUN 3/23 1-3PM 11400 SW 75th Terr. Rd. $174,500 10968 SW 81st Ave. $59,500 11745 SW 72nd Cir. $110,000 YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED! The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 JUST LISTED! Expanded Hampton. Newly remodeled kitchen. Lanai under H&A. Garage door screens. Water softener. New roof in 2004. Skylight in foyer. Professionally landscaped + much more! $109,000 MLS#404339 Patty Dougherty 502-3096

PAGE 27

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Sunday, March 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchJoin with us as we lift our hearts and voices in praise, an evening of traditional and contemporary musical worship celebrated with participating Marion County Christian churches families and friends at 5 p.m. Refreshments follow the program. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Marion chamber Music ConcertFor the last concert of this season, the Marion Chamber Music Society proudly presents The Best of the Ocala Piano Conservatory featuring award winning performers past and present playing the piano as well as organ, trumpet, marimba and voice. The free concert will be at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Hear beloved operatic arias and your favorite piano pieces by Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff, among others. Ryan Pagels, the Ocala Civic Theaters music director and Ocala Piano Conservatorys very first graduate, will also perform at the concert. For more information, call 352-876-1340 or visit: www.marionchambermusic.com or www.ocalapianoconservatory.com. Marion Chamber Music Society concerts: Always Exceptional, Always Free.Wednesday, April 2 Crossroads Carnival startsBring your family and enjoy a day at the carnival at Crossroads Church, beginning Wednesday, April 2, and concluding on Sunday, April 6. There will be games, rides, food and lots of fun. Open daily from 5 to 10 p.m., with earlier hours on Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds support Crossroads Student Ministries.Thursday, April 3 Concert at Ocala WestDouglas Ladnier, an award-winning and critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter, will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Douglas has appeared in more than 60 countries around the world and on Broadway. He continues to thrill audiences and critics alike with his unique, mesmerizing baritone voice. He has appeared in concert at Ocala West for a number of years, and we are pleased to have him return to present this concert. Southern Express at AppletonThe big band Southern Express will perform during the Rhythm & Art After Hours event at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. Southern Express has been performing in Central Florida for more than 15 years. Many of the bands seasoned members have musical backgrounds rooted in military service, with almost every branch of service represented. Many members were or are active music educators. Doors open at 5 p.m. for complimentary samplings from Horse and Hounds Restaurant and cash bar. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. In addition to the After Hours musical program, visitors can also enjoy the Appletons current exhibitions, A Celebration of Japan, The Living Art of Bonsai, The Gathering of Legends, [in]justice, Industrial Nature: Work by Michelle Stitzlein, and the museums extensive permanent collection of European, American, Asia, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts. The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and closed on Mondays. In addition to daily admission, a 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown on State Road 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 added a comedy show by the Villages Theatre Company to entertain you. On Saturday, April 12, the Beach Party will be held at the South MarionVillages Elks Lodge 2730, 7655 East Highway 25, Belleview starting at 5 p.m. with a happy hour followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and entertainment to follow. Tickets for a 60s vintage buffet along with an evening of fun-filled entertainment are just $ 25 per person. Tickets are available on the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) website, www.mariontherapeuticriding association.org or by calling the MTRA office at 352-732-7300.Lecanto VA clinic enrollmentThe Lecanto Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host an Enrollment Open House on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto). Enrollment and eligibility staff will be available to answer your questions and enroll you for the best health care anywhere. While not required, you may bring your DD 214 for verification of military service. For additional information, contact David Gilmer at 352746-8000.Tuesday, April 15 Beth Israel Passover sederCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to its annual Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday April 15, at Stone Creek Grille in Ocala at 6 p.m. The menu includes gefilte fish, matza ball soup and the choice of three entrees: stuffed chicken breast with apple raisin stuffing, sliced roast beef with mushroom gravy and tilapia with pineapple salsa. All entrees include roasted potatoes and carrots. Sponge cake with strawberries will be served for dessert. The seder will be conducted in English led by co-president Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson, treasurer of Congregation Beth Israel. Participation by the attendees is encouraged and the seder will feature traditional favorites as well as rituals associated with Reconstructionist Judaism. Cost for the seder is $30 for members; $35 for non-members. Reservations must be made by April 11 to Estelle at 352-861-2542 or Sonia at 352-307-3662. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a Jewish Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community. Visit us on the web at bethisraelocala.org.Saturday, April 19 Easter EggstravaganzaThe excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised by age group, with 15,000 eggs on the property! There will be games, bounce houses, cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks, sno-cones, chips, prizes, and the gospel message will be shared. Families are welcome.Sunday, April 20 Crossroads United Easter serviceWe are looking forward to celebrating Easter this year, and have reserved a meeting place at the ballroom in the Hilton Hotel at 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala for this joyous occasion. Plan on joining us Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. for our United Easter Service. Spanish translation will be made available and nurseries are provided.Sunday, April 27 German American picnic setThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 27, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. Bratwurst and Polish sausage will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. Tickets purchased before the picnic are $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Tickets purchased on the day of the picnic are $9 per member or $12 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Saturday, May 3 Jail Break 5K run/walk slatedThe Dunnellon Police Department, in partnership with BTY Fitness, will host the inaugural Dunnellon Jail Break 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3. The event will begin at Datesman Park at 12050 S. Ohio St. The event will benefit Special Olympics Florida. This 5K will wind through unique CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE28 2013 2013 2013 2013 000HIZG 3 ROOMS & 1 HALLWAY $ 79 95* EXPIRES 3/31/14 Chair Or Recliner Cleaned with purchase of a couch & loveseat. 352-401-1966 From start to satisfaction. SPRING IS COMING... Get a head start on your Spring Cleaning! EXPIRES 3/31/14 CLEANING SPECIAL ANY CLEANING SERVICE OVER $100 www.smcflorida.com Other Services Include: Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Carpet Protector Pet Odor Removal Spot Removal Deep Soil Extraction Drapery Cleaning Oriental Rugs EMERGENCY SERVICE 24/7/365 EXPIRES 3/31/14 *Must meet minimum charge. Restrictions apply. UPHOLSTERY SPECIAL FREE 000HOCI Hilton Automotive 854-6868 Family Owned & Operated 9055 SR 200 Between Oak Run & Pine Run, Ocala Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. T OWING AND R OAD S ERVICE INDUCTION SERVICE Over time dirt & carbon deposits slowly build up in your engines induction system robbing your car of performance and fuel economy. $ 125 00 CLEAN YOUR ENGINES INDUCTION SYSTEM AND REGAIN LIKE-NEW PERFORMANCE Most Cars & Trucks SUMMER SPECIAL Radiator Service $ 64 95 Most Cars & Trucks Replace coolant, pressure test cooling system for leaks, check condition of belts and hoses, test radiator and heater core for proper operation AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE $ 14 95 Most Cars & Trucks HERES WHAT WE DO: Performance & Leak Test AC System, Check Belt, Inspect Component Condition, Check Coolant Level & Quality OIL, LUBE AND FILTER $ 26 95 Most Cars & Trucks Includes 20 Point Safety Inspection up to 5 Quarts of 10W30 Pennzoil & Filter, Complete Chassis Lube HERES WHAT WE DO: 000HHT8 PEST CONTROL SERVICES Licensed and Insured Hasta La Bye Bye. Tri-County Services, Inc. Pest Control, Termite & Lawn Care Family owned and operated Serving Central Florida over 20 years Toll Free 1-888-352-9290 or call Rick 352-266-4613 CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000H6OX LANDSCAPING Give us a call we can make your place a tranquil setting at an affordable price. B LUE C REEK N URSERY L ANDSCAPING Ocala, FL 352-286-5902 Complete Landscaping Services Design, Maintenance, Installation One Time or Regular Service Available. Visit our website at: bluecreeknursery.org. A Proud American Business. Gardening Service available to fit your needs. No Job Too Small Or Too Large. Over 30 yrs exp. Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! State Certified Insured Senior Discounts. 000HMPR 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000H0PY CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000 HI0D COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30+ years experience. PC Repairs/Upgrades Virus Removal Router/Network Setup New PC Installs Se habla espaol Tech Solutions of Ocala 352-207-4435 WINDOW WASHING Let Me Wash Your Windows! E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N Pressure Washing Too! $ 5.00 OFF 000HKBX When you mention this ad Call Earl (352) 804-4107 000HMMC HANDYMAN Weekend Warrior Let Me Do All Your Chores Home Maintenance/ Repair Lawn & Yard Pressure Washing Painting, Etc. Very Dependable, Competent & Affordable Excellent, Local References. Reclaim Your Free Time! Contact Wayne Green at 352-875-6106 000HPAK PAINT CONTRACTOR CNS & Assoc. 35 years experience Paint Contractor AC/Furnace (clean & repair) Handy Man Contact Chuck Smith (720) 446-7515 -office (720) 443-8494 -cell Masters Touch Garage Door Service 352-216-0060 Jeff OCull Owner G ARAGE D OOR S QUEAKING N EED R EPAIRS ? $ 4 9 95 WITH COUPON Tune Up Special S AFETY C HECK A DJUST S PRINGS & C ABLES C HECK S AFETY R EVERSE ON O PENER L UBE & A DJUST D OOR GARAGE DOOR REPAIRS 000GRDG AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 WE DO SERVICE 7 DAYS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Year Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REPAIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers 000HMQO HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First Time Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000GI1F 352-502-2760 If no answer, leave message or Call 629-6071 Professional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Provided Military White Glove Cleaning by Retired Marines Wife Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000H64C 000H64C SCREEN REPAIRS BOBS SCREENING SERVICE Complete Rescreening of We Re-vinyl Soft Windows Garage Door Screens Porch Enclosures Patio Doors Window Screens Screen Doors 000HPA7 352-586-8459 Serving Senior Citizens Over 30 Years Free Estimates 000HP9T TREE SERVICE A-Pro Cut T REE S ERVICE A-Pro Cut A-Pro Cut T REE S ERVICE T REE S ERVICE Trimming Tree Removal 352-804-4662 352-804-4662 352-804-4662 L ICENSED I NSURED 000HNJ8 HOME REPAIRS & IMPROVEMENTS Sliding Glass Door Rollers & Track Repairs Sliding Garage Screen Door Rollers Fixed, Straighten Or Repaired, Shower Door Rollers & Repairs, Molding And Trim, Door And Lockset Repairs, Cabinet Repair, Bi-fold Doors Back On Track, Appliance Cutouts, Grab Bars, Household Accessories Installed, Window Leaks Caulked. Many references available. STEVE AT (352) 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured Why Replace It When We Can Fix It? QUALITY SERVICES, INC. Household To Do List No Job Too Small 000HML9 PAINTING Thompson Painting & Pressure Washing Repaint Specialists Wallpaper Removal Free Estimates ~ Licensed and Insured Call 352-598-3000 References Upon Request 2010 2013 Interior and Exterior 000HI0Q PAINTING A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC A-1 H OME A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich Serving Ocala Since 1983 House Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 Offering Plantation Shutters 000H8F2 FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. West of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 Carpet Ceramic Wood Vinyl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 711189 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen

PAGE 28

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 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. Tuesday, March 25 Special speaker, Gong Show for WMBAA special speaker and the Gong Show are on tap for the next meeting of the West Marion Business Association, Tuesday, March 25 at 5:15 p.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, State Road 200 substation. The speaker will be Craig Evans, a detective for the Marion County Sheriffs Office. He will talk about keeping your alarm systems updated and keeping your business safe from burglaries. Following his short talk, the WMBA version of the Gong Show will be held. Representatives of each member business are invited to bring a visual aid representing their business and then talk about their business for 45 seconds. Breast Cancer Support GroupThe 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 March 25 will be a presentation by Evelyn B. Kelly, PhD, writer/speaker. Evelyn will talk to us about Thinking Young, were not over the hill yet. Please join us for this interesting topic.Sleep d isord ers topic of luncheon m eetingOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will host its Food for Thought luncheon Tuesday, March 25, at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Amrth Bapatla, pulmonary critical care specialist, will speak on Sleep Disorder during the luncheon. The luncheon is free but RSVPs to 352-368-4028 are requested. Thursday, March 27 Trium phant Quartet at College Road The Winter Concert Series hosted by College Road Baptist Church, will come to its conclusion on Thursday, March 27, with the Triumphant Quartet. The concert begins at 7 PM and a $10 donation is requested at the door. The community is invited to enjoy the Triumphant Quartet at College Road Baptist Church, Saturday, March 29 Common Ground FellowshipFor the 40-something crowd in Crossroads Church, we will be gathering at Pavarottis Pizza at 8075 SW Highway 200, Ocala, in the Canopy Oak Center at 7 p.m. This is a time of reflecting on the blessings of God in an informal setting and purchasing good food to boot. Come and join us there.Crim e prevention sem inarChrists Church of Marion County will host a Metro Crime Prevention Seminar presenting topics such as identity theft, frauds and scams, purse snatching, guns and alternative weapons, hurricane safety. This is a free workshop, the main goal being to achieve more awareness about what is going on in the publics backyard. Lunch pizza, salad, dessert and drink will be offered for a donation. This event begins at noon. Registration is suggested: 352-861-6182. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, http://www.ccomc.org.Dining with the LionsThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Dining with the Lions (Italian Style) at the Oasis Restaurant, 7651 SW State Road 200, on Saturday, March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Price will be $8 for spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti with meat sauce or fettuccini alfredo (includes salad, bread, ice tea or coffee). First come, first served All proceeds from this benefit will be used for Charities. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE6 multi-terrain trails as well as city streets. Running clubs and enthusiasts as well as the novice runner/walker are able to participate. Costumes are encouraged as well. To register, visit www.active.com. Pre-registered participants will receive a Dunnellon Jailbreak 5K logo drawstring bag and race shirt, along with other goodies. Entry fee is $25; however, from April 1 to April 19, the fee will increase to $30. Participants can register during the day of the run, but the fee will be $35 and no free T-Shirt will be given away. For information, visit www.active.com, like us on Facebook Dunnellon Jail Break 5K, or call 352-4658510.County western d ance setThe Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Country Western Dinner Dance featuring an encore performance by the Country Sunshine Band. The dance will be held May 3, 2014 in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 S. U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. The evening includes a country style dinner, cash bar, 50/50, basket raffles and a door prize. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office, from the Knights or by calling 352-489-6221 for tickets/table reservations. Yoga in Sholom ParkThe outdoor season of yoga begins at 9 a.m. and will continue on the first Saturday of the month for 7 months. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-8547950.Monday, May 5 Savannah, Charleston tripHave you been wanting to see the sites in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, but didnt want to drive? Well, sit back, relax and enjoy a bus trip with your friends from First Congregational Church. The trip dates are May 5 to May 8 with accommodations in the Historic District of Savannah at the Holiday Inn Express. River Street, Savannahs famed squares and restaurants are convenient and within walking distance. The cost includes the bus; threenights accommodations, including buffet breakfast; a one-day tour of Savannah and a one-day tour of downtown Charleston. To reserve your spot and get pricing information, call Gen at 352-873-3377, or Janet at 352CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 The Marion County Sheriffs Office held the fourth annual JROTC Bad to the Bone challenge March 15 on the main campus of the sheriffs office at the SWAT and physical agility courses. The event featured 11 high schools from five counties and hundreds of high school students. The students arrived just before sunrise from Duval, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Marion Counties. Some student-teams competed on a course designed for members of SWAT. Other student-teams ran an agility course that is designed to help law enforcement professionals become better combat ready. The teams featured all boys, all girls and co-ed arrangements. Push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and flex arm hang challenges were available for a student who wanted to compete as an individual. The finale of the day came with the tug of war. Francis Marion Military Academy (FMMA) earned the title champions this year of the tug of war. An exhibition tug of war was held featuring FMMA taking on former SWAT professionals that included Sheriff Chris Blair. The final overall standings held Forest High School as top team. Forest High School students had the highest point score and that achievement allowed them to win this years coveted Commanders Cup. Individual IDs not provided Bad to the Bone JROTC teams take part in competition at Marion Sheriffs Office 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 000HMXW 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 From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! MOVE-IN READY HOME lo cated in one of the most sought after 55+ adult communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, split bedroom plan, vinyl enclosed lanai w/2012 installed new screens & tinted windows for privacy, laminate flooring throughoutexcept for the kitchen & both baths, pass through window from kitchen overlooking formal dining rm. & living rm. Recently new stainless steel appliances, double pane windows, Seco Electric NASA energy home insulation installed. Beautiful private backyard. Mr. & Mrs. Clean live here. Air & heat pump condi tion replaced in 2006. MLS#397415/BH/DAV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $103,000 11291 SW 78 CIR. DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy. 200 to Oak Run main ent. T/ L 78th Cir. into Timbergate to home on Lt. OPEN HOUSE 11291 SW 78 CIR. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses GREAT VALUE, end unit 2/2/1 villa, park-like view, screen porch, priced right. MLS#401598/SR/WIL . . . . $34,900 COUNTRY CHARM with modern 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 SINGLE FAMILY HOME with 2/2/2 +den/ study has lots to offer. Home features eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining area. Hardwood and tile floors. Large master bedroom with large bath area. Inside laundry, front porch, and back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep heating and cooling costs down. Nicely land-scaped with irrigation system. MLS#399313/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . $89,000 COUNTRY HOME just minutes to town. Move right in this gorgeous like new home situated in the heart of horse country. Spacious open floor plan features: large great rm., w/sliders to open patio overlooking beautiful backyard. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite counters, wood cabinets, upgraded SS appliances, center island w/sink & lg pantry, huge master suite, BA w/jetted & htd. tub, dbl. vanity, inside laundry, real hardwood floors & tile throughout, 2 car attached carport w/sitting area. 1 shed w/electric plus 2 other sheds/workshops. MLS#401927/BH/WILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175,000 MOVE-IN CONDITION 2/2/2 with hardwood & tile floors throughout, upgrade & expanded kitchen cabinets, granite countertops/vanities throughout, expanded to include a sunroom, a vinyl-enclosed lanai, a birdcages screened porch Too many extras & upgrades to list here-A REAL must-see! MLS#403476/DP/MOR . . . . $119,900 BEAUTIFUL FORMER MODEL HOME 2BR + DEN, 2BA, 2 car garage, no rear neighbors. Only used a few weeks by out of state owners. MLS#403235/MB/ABE . . $159,900 MOVE-IN READY 2/2/1.5 villa with furniture, has neutral colors, offers an eat-in kitchen, Florida room, living & dining area combined, master bedroom with w/i closet. Roof replaced 2011, open patio in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the tree lined street Great snowbird nest in desirable 55 plus community Furniture list available at listing office. MLS#401683/LBK/FITZ . . . . . . . $40,500 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 WONDERFUL, UPDATED 2/2/1+ VILLA w/open Florida room, new A/C 2011, new hot water heater, most of the appliances are newer, new washer and dryer, new sinks in both baths and kitchen, new commodes in both baths, roof replaced 2006. Solar tubes galore which makes this home light and bright. MLS#403650/BH/MED . . . . . . $49,900 FULLY FURNISHED 2/2/2 with extra room for den or bedroom, laminate, title & W/W carpet, Screen porch, move-in ready. MLS#401157/SR/ACQ/ . . $114,900 THROUGH THE GATE, take first left, and you are home!! End unit corner unit 2/2/2 with laminate floors in living spaces and ceramic tile in bathrooms, step out your front door for a short walk or golf cart ride to shopping, bank, restaurants, etc. Golf cart included!! MLS#401787/LK/LAW . . . . . $51,100 2/2/1 CAR GARAGE enclosed Florida room under heat/air and fenced backyard ready for your pets. MLS#403267/MB/EME . . . . . . $57,500 IMMACULATE MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2/ EXPANDED END UNIT VILLA. Newer Heat/AC 2012. Library or home office, Florida room with tinted windows, kitchen, dining rm. and living rm Split plan bedrooms and baths This fantastic home is close to the golf course and dog park Rocking chair front porch No homes behind you or in front. Golf cart and furnishings available for purchase, except artwork. Make this your first stop and it will be your only home to preview. MLS#400280/LBK/PRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $81,000 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 BEAUTIFUL VILLA in On Top of the World (recently rated 4th best 55+ Community in the country). Big front porch for relaxing. Enter into the living/dining room combinatory. Main & guest bed & bathrooms are on the right. To the rear is the kitchen, family room, lanai combination (a great place for entertaining) large 2 car garage for vehicles and storage. MLS#404316/BA/LAN . . . . . . . . . . $57,500 WONDERFUL END UNIT villas in highly rated 55+ retirement community (recent survey) great front porch for relaxing. Step into the foyer with the working kitchen to the left and dining/living room straight ahead, split plan with main bedroom & bathroom to the left & guest bedroom and bath to the right. Lanai & porch to the rear. Large 1 1/2 car garage. MLS#404153/BA/DUG . . . . . . . . . . $69,900 LARGE VILLA in 55+ retirement community, 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, great living/dining room good working kitchen. Adjacent to kitchen, large dining area/family room, nice covered back porch, large 2 car garage for vehicles or storage. MLS#404177/BA/SHA . . . $51,900 Dont Forget To OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE 8875-F SW 98TH ST. RD. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses END UNIT VILLA located in the best 55+ retirement community (recent survey) large front porch enter into large living room (wood parquet floor) on the right side of home are 2 large bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms nice working kitchen (with alcove office) and adjacent eating area/ family room (wood parquet floors), lanai with newer sliding glass windows. Covered rear porch and long deep garage. MLS#403698/BA/SHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8877 D SW 96 ST. DIRECTIONS: Front gate OTOW -TR SW 85th Terr.TL SW 96th St. home on right. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD PRICE REDUCED TIMBERWALK ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP ACRE ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING HARVEST MEADOW SOLD OPEN HOUSE 8345 SW 82ND LOOP For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses BRIGHT & AIRY 2/2/2 plus den, driveway pavers. Maintenance-free stone landscaping, tiled entry, Corian kitchen, crown molding, much, much more. MLS#401675/SR/NYR . . . . . $165,000 8345 SW 82ND LOOP DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy. 200, turn N onto 80th Ave., left onto 80th St., left again on 90th Terr. Rd., (entr. to Candler Hills) then 1st left onto 81st Lp. rt. onto 83rd Terr., left on 82nd Lp. to 8345 on left. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM CANDLER HILLS SALE PENDING

PAGE 29

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL34481 or call... Todays New Ads CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount OcalaSat. March 22. Rain Day Sat. March 29. 10a-3p. Yard Sale. Many Dollar items & less. Buy more Save more. Bikes, telescope, dishwares, bbq, toys, & much more. Too much to list. 8050 SW 100th Lane Road, Kingsland Estates. RNSeeks Room to rent W/Bath. 352-359-2122 DRIVERS:Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check.1-888-880-5916 HANDYMANSome experience in plumbing, electrical & carpentry. Gen. Home repairs & yard maint. Must have ref. Call 352-489-3241 Btw. 4p & 8p ONLY DUDLEYS AUCTION **BIG WEEK !** **5 AUCTIONS ** Thur 3 20 Estate Adventure Auction 700+lots @ Hall3pm out rows of treasures 6pm inestate furniture, lighthouses+++ 4 Real Estate Auctions Fri 3 21 Prev-9 am 9640 N Parkwood Ave, Dunnellon 5 acres w/mobile home SOLD ABSOLUTE ALL TOGETHER Hoarder home-barn-motor cycles, vehicles, tractor +++ Prev 12pm 2071 W Greenway Pl Citrus Springs 3BRr corner lot Prev 2pm 5101 W Kristina Loop Crystal Oaks Lecanto 3/2 Estate Settlement Sat 3 22 Prev 8am 7820 S Great Oaks Drive Downtown Historic Floral City GNC Commercial/ residential onRails to Trails Home2 mobiles-cook house CONTENTS Minivan-truck-camper-to ols-household-& more CALL FOR INFO********************** call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 OcalaSat. March 22. Rain Day Sat. March 29. 10a-3p. Yard Sale. Many Dollar items & less. Buy more Save more. Bikes, telescope, dishwares, bbq, toys, & much more. Too much to list. 8050 SW 100th Lane Road, Kingsland Estates. OCALASR200 at 93rd St. Rd. Countryside Farms Community Yard Sales. Mar. 22, 9am to 3p. Mar.23, 11am to 2pm. Antiques, equine, furniture, collectibles. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 rickgbf@gmail.com Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 Spacious Ranch 2/2/2 + DenLarge Kitchen, Bay window, high ideal location, Sacrifice $91,000. (352) 732-4149 WE BUYRVS, TRAVELTRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model 813-335-3794 813-458-0584 Call AJ CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call Tom for more info 352-325-1306 BeautyS e MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY. (352) 237-3347 Caregiver/Aide/ Companion/Errands /Transportation Beth 352-861-9548 JAKES TRIM CARPENTRYNo job too big or smallFree Est. 352-601-7064 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount Deckers Lawn Care. Mowing, trimming/hedges, edging, we do it all. Family owned and operated, friendly and professional. Free estimates and competitive prices. (352)843-0383, ask for Sonny. BAKERS TREES 30 yrs.experience, trim & removal. Free Estimates Palm Tree Experts! (352)425-5642 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! 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 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz (352) 564-2902 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 These fashions are made from recyclable items. You also can enjoy a special performance by Ocalas Dancing with the Drs, Dr. Justin Ferns. The tickets are $15 per a person and they are sold Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 10 a.m. in the H and R Ballroom. For further information call Wendy Phillips at 352-861-0820. All of the funds will be used to help the less fortunate in our community and the entities we support.Spring concertThe On Top of the World Concert Chorus will be holding its spring concert in the H & R Ballroom at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. It is a free concert; however, a freewill offering will be accepted. Any funds raised are used to purchase music for the chorus. The concert is entitled Melodies of Spring and the music will be presented in four-part harmony by more than 30 of our residents. The songs for this spring concert include selections from popular shows, some well-known folk songs, spirituals and a couple patriotic songs. Just to name a few of the songs you will hear are The Sound of Music, Til There Was You, Someone To Watch Over Me, Deep River, Danny Boy and America the Beautiful. The chorus is directed by Christine Douglas with pianist Joyce Walchak. If you have any questions, please contact: Pat Woodbury, Publicity, at 352-8548718 or Joan Stenson, President, at 352-873-0304.American/Jewish ClubLieutenant Jon Turner and K-9 Bolt gave a demonstration of the Marion County Sheriffs Office Canine Unit. K9 is a German Shepherd born in Germany in 2008. He is a full service dog trained in drug detection, tracking, building searches, suspect apprehensions, and article searches. There are eight of these dogs in Marion County. They all have a good work ethic, alert, even tempered, good sense of smell, agile, healthy, and not over bred. The dogs are retired when they are 68 years of age. When they are 12-14 months old, they are trained by a certified trainer. All are males because the females are more costly to buy. The dogs cost between $8,000 and $8,500.Contact June Roberta at 352-237-9208 or jroberta@cfl.rr.com. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Community calendar Friday, March 21 High Twelve meetingThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Our speaker will be Mary Callahan from the Marion County Sheriffs Office. It is always interesting to hear about our law enforcement department, so come with your questions. Im sure Mary will be able to answer them for you. Of course, we will again enjoy a wonderful buffet luncheon served by the experts of the Elks Club. The cost is only $12 per person All Master Masons, in good standing in a Masonic Lodge, recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida, and their guests, are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352854-9612 for reservations or further information. 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/.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.Saturday, March 22 Saddle Oak Club yard sale.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.Worship at TimberRidgeWorship Service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be hel on Saturday, March 22 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Silver Heirs covered dish mealCrossroads Church has a special place in their heart for the senior citizen, and we celebrate as we come together for everyones home-cooked meals. Bring a covered dish to share and join us for an informal time of feasting and fellowship. We meet in the Youth Building behind the sanctuary every fourth Saturday, beginning at noon. Hope to see you there.African Violet Club to meetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation), 9048 SW Highway 200, Ocala. The club meets the fourth Saturday of each month except December. The program is titled, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trailers. Best practices in the culture of trailers, propagation, types and cultivars, and appropriate growth and condition for show will be presented. Please bring in your trailers as there will also be a question and answer period, as well as, show and tell regarding club members trailers. Delicious refreshments are served at each meeting and all guests are welcome! For more information please see http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/Monday, March 24 40 and 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 24, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE5 000HLVN 000H95B REALTY Foxfire Success School If you have ever considered a Career in Real Estate Real Estate Classes Starting Soon See how you can get started call... Gene Boone 352-750-5110 Hwy. 441/466 Villages Judy Trout 352-307-0304 Hwy 441/42 The Villages Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 Hwy 200 T HE D ENTAL T EAM OF O CALA W EST Now Accepting: Aetna, Delta, Cigna PPO, GEHA Connection, Guardian PPO, MetLife Ins., PUP Insurance Up to 18 Months No Interest Payment Plans Call Today for Appointment: 840-7077 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Se habla Espaol *Same day crowns FAMILY DENTISTRY & DENTURES I S N OW Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Julio Sanchez D.D.S I N HOUSE A CRYLIC D ENTAL L AB $ 95 New Patient Special 000HJUR 000HKC3 2 for 1 Pricing Additional Savings 2014/2015 RIVER CRUISES Save on Viking River, Avalon Waterways, AMA Waterways & Uniworld Cruises DIRECTIONS LUXURY TRAVEL, LLC River Cruise Specialist @ 352-732-7849 FL Seller of Travel Ref. No. ST36781 000HIQC The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. Try Our Award Winning PRIME RIB & CRAB STUFFED SHRIMP 11920 N. Florida Ave. (Hwy. 41) Citrus Springs ( Mile South of Dunnellon) Visit our website at www. bentlysrestaurant .com to view all our menus or call 352-465-5810. Bentlys Restaurant Citrus Countys Best Kept Dining Secret! 000HFHL Hours: Tues. Sat. 11 am 9 pm Sunday, 9 am 8 pm Closed Mon. Ask About Our Lunch Menu Serving freshly prepared food in a relaxed atmosphere with outstanding service. From $ 6 50 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clock (NOTE NEW PHONE NUMBER) 352-566-6614 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 45 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April 000HK6S Clip and Save

PAGE 30

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Alan White, 72 OcalaMr. Alan R. White, 72, of Ocala, passed away at his residence March 15, 2014. Alan was born in New York, N.Y., Jan. 20, 1942, to parents, Frederick and Thelma (Page) White. Alan served in the US Air Force in Korea. He was an accomplished mechanic and was a Florida resident since 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill White. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Raenette M. White; brother, Donald White and wife, Amy; sister, Thelma Ann Fran Weigand and husband, Bill; and sister-in-law, Ann Marie White. The family will have a celebration of Als life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, 352-8542266. OBITUARY theatre song that best shows your range. Bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided, or bring an accompaniment CD without vocals. A short piece of choreography will be taught for a simple movement portion of the audition. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no sandals or flipflops). If you are called back, you will be asked to read from the script, and you may be asked to sing again. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre for a separate appointment. CAMELOTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Camelot is directed by Katrina Ploof. Music director is Carolyn Blakeslee. Rehearsals will be held at the Theatre beginning Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 21 public performances of Camelot from May 15 through June 8. For more information, call the box office at 352-236-2274. Performing live on stage is a unique experience. Open auditions offer a great opportunity to join a grand tradition! Continuing historic steps to ensure all Florida children have the opportunity to succeed, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart Monday announced a new test has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The new assessment will measure each childs progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input, said Stewart. This assessment supports our new standards, which emphasize flexibility for teachers to make their own decisions in classrooms while preparing our students to analyze and think. The selection of our new assessment tool is a critical step forward. Florida students will be assessed on their knowledge of the Florida Standards, which will prepare them for success in college, careers and in life, said State Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand. In August 2013, Governor Rick Scott convened the states top education leaders and bipartisan stakeholders to discuss the sustainability and transparency of the states accountability system in a three-day accountability summit. Using input from the summit, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 13276, which initiated Floridas departure from the national PARCC consortium as its fiscal agent, to ensure that the state would be able to procure a test specifically designed for Floridas needs without federal intervention. TESTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Read the classifieds Offer Ends March 31, 2014! 888-512-7256 Toll Free palmkia.com *ALL LEASES ARE LOW-MILEAGE LEASES FOR WELL-QUALIFIED LESSEES. TO BE CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL PROMOT IONS, TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE EXTRA. PRICES INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE INCENTIVES, NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY FOR ALL INCENTIVES. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.20/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. EQUIPMENT ON ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY DIFFER FROM PHOTO. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. SEE DEAL ER FOR DETAILS. PALM KIA OF OCALAS JUST GOT BETTER! GET YOUR PRICE, PAYMENT, AND TRADE VALUE IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS AND SAVE THOUSANDS RED TAG SALE DURING OUR *36 MO./36,000 LEASES. TO BE CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL ADVERTISING, ALL DUE AT SIGNING FIGURES EXCL UDE TAX, TAG, TITLE, AND $699 DOCUMENTATION FEES, WHICH ARE EXTRA AND WILL ALSO BE DUE AT LEASE INCE PTION. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT ON VEHICLE SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL; NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY. TERMS ON MOST POPULAR VERSIONS OF EACH MODEL: SOUL BASE AUTOMATIC: MSRP=$17,695.00; RESIDUAL=$11,147.85; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$6,444. SOUL BAS E = LOWER RESIDUAL/SOUL BASE PLUS AUTO = HIGHER RESIDUAL. OPTIMA BASE AUTO. : MSRP=$22,300; RESIDUAL=$13,157.00; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$6,804. BOTH UPGRADE OPTIMAS = HIGHER RESIDUA LS. 12,000 MILES/YEAR LEASE. 20 CENTS PER MILE FOR MILES OVER 36,000. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. PAYMENTS ON SIMILAR MODELS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DUE TO OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT. **T O ACHIEVE THESE PAYMENTS, ONE MUST QUALIFY FOR EITHER OWNER LOYALTY OR COMPETITIVE BONUS OF $500; NO T ALL WILL QUALIFY. SORENTO: MSRP=$24,995; RESIDUAL=$13,747.25; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$8,604. BOTH UPGRA DE SORENTOS = HIGHER RESIDUALS. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. $ 169 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#31422 RIO LX PER MO. $ 179 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#C3422 FORTE LX PER MO. $ 229 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#42222 SPORTAGE LX PER MO. $ 249 NEW KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#73222 SORENTO LX PER MO. 000HOTQ SAVE HUGE $$$ AT PALM KIAS $ 179 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#B1512 SOUL PER MO. $ 189 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1850 DOWN MDL#53222 OPTIMA LX PER MO. 2015 Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons Swinson Chiropractic & Total Health Center 840-0444 Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons Open M-F, Sat. by Appt Medicare and most insurance accepted Dr. D. L. Swinson Chiropractic Physician 000HOQO Neck & Back Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Pinched Nerves/ Numbness Migraines/Headaches Neck & Back Pain Neck & Back Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Pinched Nerves/ Pinched Nerves/ Numbness Numbness Migraines/Headaches Migraines/Headaches Low Back & Leg Pain Disc Problems Joint Pain Dizziness Auto Injuries Low Back & Leg Pain Low Back & Leg Pain Disc Problems Disc Problems Joint Pain Joint Pain Dizziness Dizziness Auto Injuries Auto Injuries *Massage Therapy Available MM13191 *Decompression Therapy Available In Pain? We Will See You Today! School & Sports Physicals Exam & X-Ray for only $19.95 $110 value YOUR EVALUATION INCLUDES : Consultation with the Doctor, Complete examination, X-Rays (if necessary), Report of all the Doctors findings (OUR NO RISK POLICY) The patient & any person responsible for payments, has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a re sult of & within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service examination or treatment. NP only. Not valid for PI or WC. May not be applied toward existing accounts. Expires 4/11/14 Must present at first visit PERM, CUT PERM, CUT & STYLE & STYLE $ 54 95 $ 54 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 $ 63 95 $ 63 95 COLOR, CUT COLOR, CUT & STYLE & STYLE SHAMPOO, CUT SHAMPOO, CUT & STYLE & STYLE $ 22 00 $ 22 00 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 000HP7T Book Your Appointment Today Book Your Appointment Today Prices So Good Space Is Limited Prices So Good Space Is Limited Tax Time Price Breaks Tax Time Price Breaks 000HKUM Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com All repairs done on premises B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 14K Gold Jewelry Diamonds, Gemstones Custom Designs Bridal & Anniversary Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver BUYING GOLD & DIAMONDS Fine Jewelry For All Occasions 000HEPR MEDICAL SUPPLY8602 SW Hwy. 200, Suites A&B, Ocala(Next to Big Lots and Quest Diagnostics on SR 200) www.ocalapharmacy.com Open Monday-Friday 9-6 & Saturday 9-1*All prices quotes over the phone. *With 2 new or transferred prescriptions FREE DELIVERY $3.99 GENERICS Generic 3 month supplyWal-Mart*CVS*Publix*Walgreens*Ocala without insurancePharmacyLosartan 50mg #90(Generic Cozaar for blood pressure)$107.78$152.99$132.95$152.89Simvastatin 40mg #90(Generic Zocor ) $53.88$179.99 $33.95$62.97Atorvastatin 40mg #90(Generic Lipitor )$206.62$422.49$200.95$428.89Tamsulosin 0.4mg #90(Generic FLOMAX )$138.78$253.99$248.95$284.89Prices quoted via telephone on 10/21/2013 @ Walmart #5326, CVS #5921, Publix #1201, Walgreens #13585. All prices subjected to change without notice.$20 $20 $39 $39 $20 $20 $73.78$152.99$24.95$125.89 $68.68$199.99$30.95$151.79Amlodipine 10mg #90(Generic NORVASC )Omeprazole 20mg #90(Generic Prilosec for stomach/reflex))352-509-7890 Viagra at $8/doseCall for details

PAGE 31

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SIEMENS Introducing the new Orion Platform, with a screaming fast processor, new compression architecture and a frequency response out to 10 kHz. Channel Water Resistant Digital Reprogrammable Wireless Programs It Has Tinnitus Therapy Built In 000HG8Y 000HG8Y *Must have Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance for free hearing aid. Subject to insurance policy. Only. W.A.C. 12 month term. OCALA EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW COLLEGE RD, STE 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93RD CT. RD. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. SUNCOAST BLVD (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. GULF TO LAKE HWY 1/2 mile east of Walmart LARGO 727-531-7500 3690 EAST BAY DRIVE, LARGO, FL 33771 PALM HARBOR 727-531-7500 34838 US HWY. 19, PALM HARBOR, FL 34684 NEW LOCATIONS IN PINELLAS COUNTY M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed The All New Orion BTE 877-283-6352 Bigger Inventory, Better Deals. Only at Palm Chevy in Ocala 2300 SW College Road, Ocala, FL www.PalmChevrolet.com ... and its the lease we can do. TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE EXTRA. PRICES INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE INCENTIVES, NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY FOR ALL INCENTIVES. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. EQUIPMENT ON ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY DIFFER FROM PHOTO. $10,000 DISCOUNT APPLIES TO RETIRED LOANER 2014 SILVERADO Z-71, #E5013. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. LOW-MILEAGE LEASE EXAMPLE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES. $2799 DUE AT SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERS*, PLUS T AX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.25/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. LOW-MILEAGE LEASE EXAMPLE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES. $2379 DUE AT SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERS*, PLUS TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.25/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. New 2014 Chevy Cruze LT New 2014 Chevy Malibu LT $ 159btn fr btn $ 189btn fr btn starting at $ 12,490 #E0166 CHEVY SPARK starting at $ 19,975 #E0816 New 2014 CHEVY MALIBU starting at $ 22,596 #E5189 CHEVY EQUINOX starting at $ 31,999 #E5078 CHEVY SILVERADO All-Star Edition CHEVY TRUCK MONTH Bigger & Better at Palm Chevy! Bigger & Better at Palm Chevy! CHEVY TRUCK MONTH #E0149 #E4012 New 2014 New 2014 8 IN STOCK CHEVY SPARK New 2014 CHEVY MALIBU New 2014 New 2014 CHEV Y EQUINOX New 2014 New 2014 CREW CAB LT V-8 CHEVY SILVERADO I-75 TO EXIT 350 save $10,000 off 2014 models ABOUT ONE MILE EAST ON HWY. 200 350 75 200 OCALA ...its the Palm Chevrolet Way! STORE HOURS MON-FRI 9AM-8PM SAT 9AM-7PM

PAGE 32

BRIEFS Camelot auditions setOpen auditions for the classic musical Camelot will be held Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at Ocala Civic Theatre. In long-ago England, noble King Arthur and his beautiful Queen Guenevere reign over the peaceful land of Camelot with its royal ideals of chivalry, honor, and justice. When fame of Arthurs legendary Knights of the Round Table reaches France, gallant Lancelot, the perfect knight, heeds its call but the serenity of the kingdom is threatened when Lancelot and Guenevere unexpectedly fall in love. The gorgeous score features songs like If Ever I Would Leave You, I Loved You Once in Silence, How to Handle a Woman, The Simple Joys of Maidenhood, The Lusty Month of May, Cest Moi, and What Do the Simple Folk Do? Magical and merrily medieval, full of regal romance and heroic deeds, the enchanting tale of Camelot shines a glorious light on the Dark Ages in this timeless musical. There will be an optional pre-audition on Sunday, March 23 at 6 p.m. This is a valuable opportunity for those who need help finding or choosing an audition song, or may have additional questions about the show, auditions, or rehearsal process. An accompanist will be provided, and songbooks will be available for perusal for those who do not already have a song and sheet music prepared. It is only necessary to attend one night of auditions, either Monday, March 24 or Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. Newcomers and theatre veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare 1620 bars of a musical INDEX Bookmark..............................26 Calendar...................................4 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................29 Oak Run.................................14 Obituary...................................3 OTOW.....................................21 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................23 Puzzles...................................25CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 43 www.smcitizen.com43~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorAnti-dog tethering residents peppered the Marion County Commission with complaints about the commissioners silence during a previous meeting when a public hearing was proposed, and they came away with the scheduling of a public hearing. That hearing probably will be at the next Commission meeting, which someone in the crowd noted is April Fools Day. Commissioners tried to explain the silence that greeted the motion at the March 4 meeting when David Moore made the motion to advance to a public hearing on the recommendations of a panel that had been appointed by the commission. Several said they simply did not have enough information at the time. Chairman Carl Zalak pointed out that the way it works under rules of order, a motion has to be made and seconded, and then there is discussion. Since there was no second, there could be no discussion, he said. That didnt satisfy some of the people in the audience, some of whom carried signs and sat in the front row. The laminatedtype signs created such a glare that Commissioner Kathy Bryant at one point had to ask them to tilt the signs down away from the lights, which they did. Among the comments that were stated before commissioners revealed they were still considering action was a question: Was the Blue Ribbon panel simply to buy time in an election year? Other comments were You turned your backs on hundreds of suffering dogs, and finally, If you dont support it, at least tell us why. That led to Zalak explaining the lack of a second. He had put the issue on the agenda for later in the meeting, but moved it up for the discussion to take place. There were a couple of people who spoke against the law. Roger Knechtel, a regular speaker at meetings, called it unenforceable, and said it would be up to neighbors to turn people in. There was another one who tried that in the 1930s, he said, in a reference to Hitler. After the people spoke, Bryant said she felt confident in moving forward. Commissioner Stan McClain said he was willing to go to the public hearing and discuss other possibilities. Commissioner Earl Arnett said at the March 4 meeting he had not seen the report, and therefore did not vote for the public hearing. He said he was open to the public hearing but added, As it was presented in apparently would not pass. Finally at the end of the meeting, Henry Munoz of Marion Oaks commented that he wished there would be more emphasis on educating children instead of taking up for the poor dogs. He also noted, You cant legislate morality. Tethering ban gets a new life BY JIM CLARK EditorU.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, a Republican Congressman who represents portions of Marion County, attacked leadership of both major political parties during a Town Hall meeting Monday at West Port High School. Yoho said that President Obama should be impeached, but that the Republican leadership in the House, led by Speaker John Boehner, would not bring it to the floor because its an election year. Its very frustrating. Yoho has already drawn three opponents, including Howard Lawson of Dunnellon, who is listed as having no party affiliation, and Democrats Aquasia Johnson McDowell of Orlando and Marihelen Wheeler of Gainesville. As of this week, no other Republicans have filed to run. District 3 runs from the Georgia line to the Ocala area. It does not reach the Orlando area. Speaking in front of a generally friendly crowd, Yoho said one man from Nevada has chosen not to bring some bills up in the Senate that the GOP House favors. He was referring to Harry Reid, and expressed hope that Nevada voters would replace him. When asked about cyber security, he said, The country I served as a young man is not the country I serve today. He blasted Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked government secrets, despite the fact that some in the audience answered patriot when he asked if people though Snowden was a patriot or a traitor. Snowden is a traitor. He sold our country out. He is a grave threat to our national existence. He said that as a representative, he has seen some documents that have not been made public or that he could not go into detail commenting on. He said that if people had seen what he saw, there would be no doubt about Snowden. He said that we have to assume that Russia now knows everything. When you go to the enemy and tell them everything well, not in my book. He said there has been a filing to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder for lying under oath, but that the leadership would not move it forward. He also called Obama more brazen and said we need to stop his overreaching. One man stood up near the end of the meeting and asked that if Obama would be impeached, What would we get, referring to Vice President Joe Biden. He was shouted down by the crowd. At West Port town meeting, Yoho blasts Obama, Boehner PHOTO BY JIM CLARKU.S. Rep. Ted Yoho at West Port High School. Celebrating at the lanesThe Cherrywood Bowlers held a St. Patricks party at their bowling location. No world if the luck of the Irish improved their scores. PLEASESEECAMELOT, PAGE3 Continuing historic steps to ensure all Florida children have the opportunity to succeed, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart Monday announced a new test has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The new assessment will measure each childs progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input, said New test chosen to replace FCAT PLEASESEETEST, PAGE3 000HJ34



PAGE 1

BRIEFS Camelot auditions setOpen auditions for the classic musical Camelot will be held Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at Ocala Civic Theatre. In long-ago England, noble King Arthur and his beautiful Queen Guenevere reign over the peaceful land of Camelot with its royal ideals of chivalry, honor, and justice. When fame of Arthurs legendary Knights of the Round Table reaches France, gallant Lancelot, the perfect knight, heeds its call but the serenity of the kingdom is threatened when Lancelot and Guenevere unexpectedly fall in love. The gorgeous score features songs like If Ever I Would Leave You, I Loved You Once in Silence, How to Handle a Woman, The Simple Joys of Maidenhood, The Lusty Month of May, Cest Moi, and What Do the Simple Folk Do? Magical and merrily medieval, full of regal romance and heroic deeds, the enchanting tale of Camelot shines a glorious light on the Dark Ages in this timeless musical. There will be an optional pre-audition on Sunday, March 23 at 6 p.m. This is a valuable opportunity for those who need help finding or choosing an audition song, or may have additional questions about the show, auditions, or rehearsal process. An accompanist will be provided, and songbooks will be available for perusal for those who do not already have a song and sheet music prepared. It is only necessary to attend one night of auditions, either Monday, March 24 or Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. Newcomers and theatre veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare 1620 bars of a musical INDEX Bookmark..............................26 Calendar...................................4 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................29 Oak Run.................................14 Obituary...................................3 OTOW.....................................21 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................23 Puzzles...................................25CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 43 www.smcitizen.com43~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorAnti-dog tethering residents peppered the Marion County Commission with complaints about the commissioners silence during a previous meeting when a public hearing was proposed, and they came away with the scheduling of a public hearing. That hearing probably will be at the next Commission meeting, which someone in the crowd noted is April Fools Day. Commissioners tried to explain the silence that greeted the motion at the March 4 meeting when David Moore made the motion to advance to a public hearing on the recommendations of a panel that had been appointed by the commission. Several said they simply did not have enough information at the time. Chairman Carl Zalak pointed out that the way it works under rules of order, a motion has to be made and seconded, and then there is discussion. Since there was no second, there could be no discussion, he said. That didnt satisfy some of the people in the audience, some of whom carried signs and sat in the front row. The laminatedtype signs created such a glare that Commissioner Kathy Bryant at one point had to ask them to tilt the signs down away from the lights, which they did. Among the comments that were stated before commissioners revealed they were still considering action was a question: Was the Blue Ribbon panel simply to buy time in an election year? Other comments were You turned your backs on hundreds of suffering dogs, and finally, If you dont support it, at least tell us why. That led to Zalak explaining the lack of a second. He had put the issue on the agenda for later in the meeting, but moved it up for the discussion to take place. There were a couple of people who spoke against the law. Roger Knechtel, a regular speaker at meetings, called it unenforceable, and said it would be up to neighbors to turn people in. There was another one who tried that in the 1930s, he said, in a reference to Hitler. After the people spoke, Bryant said she felt confident in moving forward. Commissioner Stan McClain said he was willing to go to the public hearing and discuss other possibilities. Commissioner Earl Arnett said at the March 4 meeting he had not seen the report, and therefore did not vote for the public hearing. He said he was open to the public hearing but added, As it was presented in apparently would not pass. Finally at the end of the meeting, Henry Munoz of Marion Oaks commented that he wished there would be more emphasis on educating children instead of taking up for the poor dogs. He also noted, You cant legislate morality. Tethering ban gets a new life BY JIM CLARK EditorU.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, a Republican Congressman who represents portions of Marion County, attacked leadership of both major political parties during a Town Hall meeting Monday at West Port High School. Yoho said that President Obama should be impeached, but that the Republican leadership in the House, led by Speaker John Boehner, would not bring it to the floor because its an election year. Its very frustrating. Yoho has already drawn three opponents, including Howard Lawson of Dunnellon, who is listed as having no party affiliation, and Democrats Aquasia Johnson McDowell of Orlando and Marihelen Wheeler of Gainesville. As of this week, no other Republicans have filed to run. District 3 runs from the Georgia line to the Ocala area. It does not reach the Orlando area. Speaking in front of a generally friendly crowd, Yoho said one man from Nevada has chosen not to bring some bills up in the Senate that the GOP House favors. He was referring to Harry Reid, and expressed hope that Nevada voters would replace him. When asked about cyber security, he said, The country I served as a young man is not the country I serve today. He blasted Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked government secrets, despite the fact that some in the audience answered patriot when he asked if people though Snowden was a patriot or a traitor. Snowden is a traitor. He sold our country out. He is a grave threat to our national existence. He said that as a representative, he has seen some documents that have not been made public or that he could not go into detail commenting on. He said that if people had seen what he saw, there would be no doubt about Snowden. He said that we have to assume that Russia now knows everything. When you go to the enemy and tell them everything well, not in my book. He said there has been a filing to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder for lying under oath, but that the leadership would not move it forward. He also called Obama more brazen and said we need to stop his overreaching. One man stood up near the end of the meeting and asked that if Obama would be impeached, What would we get, referring to Vice President Joe Biden. He was shouted down by the crowd. At West Port town meeting, Yoho blasts Obama, Boehner PHOTO BY JIM CLARKU.S. Rep. Ted Yoho at West Port High School. Celebrating at the lanesThe Cherrywood Bowlers held a St. Patricks party at their bowling location. No world if the luck of the Irish improved their scores. PLEASESEECAMELOT, PAGE3 Continuing historic steps to ensure all Florida children have the opportunity to succeed, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart Monday announced a new test has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The new assessment will measure each childs progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input, said New test chosen to replace FCAT PLEASESEETEST, PAGE3 000HJ34

PAGE 2

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SIEMENS Introducing the new Orion Platform, with a screaming fast processor, new compression architecture and a frequency response out to 10 kHz. Channel Water Resistant Digital Reprogrammable Wireless Programs It Has Tinnitus Therapy Built In 000HG8Y 000HG8Y *Must have Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance for free hearing aid. Subject to insurance policy. Only. W.A.C. 12 month term. OCALA EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW COLLEGE RD, STE 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93RD CT. RD. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. SUNCOAST BLVD (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. GULF TO LAKE HWY 1/2 mile east of Walmart LARGO 727-531-7500 3690 EAST BAY DRIVE, LARGO, FL 33771 PALM HARBOR 727-531-7500 34838 US HWY. 19, PALM HARBOR, FL 34684 NEW LOCATIONS IN PINELLAS COUNTY M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed The All New Orion BTE 877-283-6352 Bigger Inventory, Better Deals. Only at Palm Chevy in Ocala 2300 SW College Road, Ocala, FL www .PalmChevrolet.com ... and its the lease we can do. TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE EXTRA. PRICES INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE INCENTIVES, NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY FOR ALL INCENTIVES. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. EQUIPMENT ON ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY DIFFER FROM PHOTO. $10,000 DISCOUNT APPLIES TO RETIRED LOANER 2014 SILVERADO Z-71, #E5013. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. LOW-MILEAGE LEASE EXAMPLE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES. $2799 DUE AT SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERS*, PLUS TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.25/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. LOW-MILEAGE LEASE EXAMPLE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES. $2379 DUE AT SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERS*, PLUS TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.25/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. New 2014 Chevy Cruze LT New 2014 Chevy Malibu LT $ 159btn fr btn $ 189btn fr btn starting at $ 12,490 #E0166 CHEVY SPARK starting at $ 19,975 #E0816 New 2014 CHEVY MALIBU starting at $ 22,596 #E5189 CHEVY EQUINOX starting at $ 31,999 #E5078 CHEVY SILVERADO All-Star Edition CHEVY TRUCK MONTH Bigger & Better at Palm Chevy! Bigger & Better at Palm Chevy! CHEVY TRUCK MONTH #E0149 #E4012 New 2014 New 2014 8 IN STOCK CHEVY SPARK New 2014 CHEVY MALIBU New 2014 New 2014 CHEV Y EQUINOX New 2014 New 2014 CREW CAB LT V-8 CHEVY SILVERADO I-75 TO EXIT 350 save $10,000 off 2014 models ABOUT ONE MILE EAST ON HWY. 200 350 75 200 OCALA ...its the Palm Chevrolet Way! STORE HOURS MON-FRI 9AM-8PM SAT 9AM-7PM

PAGE 3

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Alan White, 72 OcalaMr. Alan R. White, 72, of Ocala, passed away at his residence March 15, 2014. Alan was born in New York, N.Y., Jan. 20, 1942, to parents, Frederick and Thelma (Page) White. Alan served in the US Air Force in Korea. He was an accomplished mechanic and was a Florida resident since 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill White. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Raenette M. White; brother, Donald White and wife, Amy; sister, Thelma Ann Fran Weigand and husband, Bill; and sister-in-law, Ann Marie White. The family will have a celebration of Als life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, 352-8542266. OBITUARY theatre song that best shows your range. Bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided, or bring an accompaniment CD without vocals. A short piece of choreography will be taught for a simple movement portion of the audition. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no sandals or flipflops). If you are called back, you will be asked to read from the script, and you may be asked to sing again. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre for a separate appointment. CAMELOTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Camelot is directed by Katrina Ploof. Music director is Carolyn Blakeslee. Rehearsals will be held at the Theatre beginning Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 21 public performances of Camelot from May 15 through June 8. For more information, call the box office at 352-236-2274. Performing live on stage is a unique experience. Open auditions offer a great opportunity to join a grand tradition! Continuing historic steps to ensure all Florida children have the opportunity to succeed, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart Monday announced a new test has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The new assessment will measure each childs progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input, said Stewart. This assessment supports our new standards, which emphasize flexibility for teachers to make their own decisions in classrooms while preparing our students to analyze and think. The selection of our new assessment tool is a critical step forward. Florida students will be assessed on their knowledge of the Florida Standards, which will prepare them for success in college, careers and in life, said State Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand. In August 2013, Governor Rick Scott convened the states top education leaders and bipartisan stakeholders to discuss the sustainability and transparency of the states accountability system in a three-day accountability summit. Using input from the summit, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 13276, which initiated Floridas departure from the national PARCC consortium as its fiscal agent, to ensure that the state would be able to procure a test specifically designed for Floridas needs without federal intervention. TESTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Read the classifieds Offer Ends March 31, 2014! 888-512-7256 Toll Free palmkia.com *ALL LEASES ARE LOW-MILEAGE LEASES FOR WELL-QUALIFIED LESSEES. TO BE CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL PROMOT IONS, TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE EXTRA. PRICES INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE INCENTIVES, NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY FOR ALL INCENTIVES. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.20/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. EQUIPMENT ON ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY DIFFER FROM PHOTO. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. SEE DEAL ER FOR DETAILS. PALM KIA OF OCALAS JUST GOT BETTER! GET YOUR PRICE, PAYMENT, AND TRADE VALUE IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS AND SAVE THOUSANDS RED TAG SALE DURING OUR *36 MO./36,000 LEASES. TO BE CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL ADVERTISING, ALL DUE AT SIGNING FIGURES EXCL UDE TAX, TAG, TITLE, AND $699 DOCUMENTATION FEES, WHICH ARE EXTRA AND WILL ALSO BE DUE AT LEASE INCE PTION. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT ON VEHICLE SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL; NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY. TERMS ON MOST POPULAR VERSIONS OF EACH MODEL: SOUL BASE AUTOMATIC: MSRP=$17,695.00; RESIDUAL=$11,147.85; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$6,444. SOUL BAS E = LOWER RESIDUAL/SOUL BASE PLUS AUTO = HIGHER RESIDUAL. OPTIMA BASE AUTO. : MSRP=$22,300; RESIDUAL=$13,157.00; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$6,804. BOTH UPGRADE OPTIMAS = HIGHER RESIDUA LS. 12,000 MILES/YEAR LEASE. 20 CENTS PER MILE FOR MILES OVER 36,000. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. PAYMENTS ON SIMILAR MODELS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DUE TO OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT. **T O ACHIEVE THESE PAYMENTS, ONE MUST QUALIFY FOR EITHER OWNER LOYALTY OR COMPETITIVE BONUS OF $500; NO T ALL WILL QUALIFY. SORENTO: MSRP=$24,995; RESIDUAL=$13,747.25; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$8,604. BOTH UPGRA DE SORENTOS = HIGHER RESIDUALS. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. $ 169 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#31422 RIO LX PER MO. $ 179 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#C3422 FORTE LX PER MO. $ 229 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#42222 SPORTAGE LX PER MO. $ 249 NEW KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#73222 SORENTO LX PER MO. 000HOTQ SA VE HUGE $$$ AT PAL M KI A S $ 179 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#B1512 SOUL PER MO. $ 189 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1850 DOWN MDL#53222 OPTIMA LX PER MO. 2015 Lo ca te d on S R 20 0, 2 m il es w es t of I -7 5, d ir ec tl y ac ro ss f ro m Pu bl ix He at h Br oo k Co mm on s Swinson Chiropractic & Total Health Center 840-0444 Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons Open M-F, Sat. by Appt Medicare and most insurance accepted Dr. D. L. Swinson Chiropractic Physician 000HOQO Neck & Back Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Pinched Nerves/ Numbness Migraines/Headaches Neck & Back Pain Neck & Back Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Pinched Nerves/ Pinched Nerves/ Numbness Numbness Migraines/Headaches Migraines/Headaches Low Back & Leg Pain Disc Problems Joint Pain Dizziness Auto Injuries Low Back & Leg Pain Low Back & Leg Pain Disc Problems Disc Problems Joint Pain Joint Pain Dizziness Dizziness Auto Injuries Auto Injuries *Massage Therapy Available MM13191 *Decompression Therapy Available In Pain? We Will See You Today! School & Sports Physicals Exam & X-Ray for only $19.95 $110 value YOUR EVALUATION INCLUDES : Consultation with the Doctor, Complete examination, X-Rays (if necessary), Report of all the Doctors findings (OUR NO RISK POLICY) The patient & any person responsible for payments, has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a re sult of & within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service examination or treatment. NP only. Not valid for PI or WC. May not be applied toward existing accounts. Expires 4/11/14 Must present at first visit PERM, CUT PERM, CUT & STYLE & STYLE $ 54 95 $ 54 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 $ 63 95 $ 63 95 COLOR, CUT COLOR, CUT & STYLE & STYLE SHAMPOO, CUT SHAMPOO, CUT & STYLE & STYLE $ 22 00 $ 22 00 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 000HP7T Book Your Appointment Today Book Your Appointment Today Prices So Good Space Is Limited Prices So Good Space Is Limited Tax Time Price Breaks Tax Time Price Breaks 000HKUM Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com All repairs done on premises B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 14K Gold Jewelry Diamonds, Gemstones Custom Designs Bridal & Anniversary Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver BUYING GOLD & DIAMONDS Fine Jewelry For All Occasions 000HEPR MEDICAL SUPPL Y8602 SW Hwy 200, Suites A&B O cala(Next to Big Lots and Quest Diagnostics on SR 200) ww w.ocalapharmac y. co m Open Monday -Frida y 9-6 & Sa turda y 9-1*All prices quot es ov er the phone. *With 2 ne w or transf erred pr escriptions FREE DELIVERY $3.99 GENERICS Generic 3 month supplyWal-Mart*CVS*Publix*Walgreens*Ocala without insurancePharmacyLosar tan 50mg #90(G eneric Co zaar for blood pr essure)$107.78$152.99 $132.95$152.89Simv astatin 40mg #90(G eneric Zocor ) $53.88$179.99 $33.95$62.97At orv astatin 40mg #90(G eneric Lipitor )$206.62$422.49 $200.95$428.89Tamsulosin 0.4mg #90(G eneric FLOM AX )$138.78$253.99 $248.95$284.89Pric es quoted via telephone on 10/21/2013 @ Walmar t #5326, CV S #5921, Publix #1201, W algreens #13585. All prices sub jected to change without notic e.$20 $20 $39 $39 $20 $20 $73.78$152.99 $24.95$125.89 $68.68$199.99 $30.95$151.79Amlodipine 10mg #90(G eneric NORV ASC )Omepraz ole 20mg #90(G eneric Pr ilosec for st omach/reflex))352-509-7890 Viagr a at $8/doseCall f or details

PAGE 4

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... Todays New Ads CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount OcalaSat. March 22. Rain Day Sat. March 29. 10a-3p. Yard Sale. Many Dollar items & less. Buy more Save more. Bikes, telescope, dishwares, bbq, toys, & much more. Too much to list. 8050 SW 100th Lane Road, Kingsland Estates. RNSeeks Room to rent W/Bath. 352-359-2122 DRIVERS:Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk A way Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check.1-888-880-5916 HANDYMANSome experience in plumbing, electrical & carpentry. Gen. Home repairs & yard maint. Must have ref. Call 352-489-3241 Btw. 4p & 8p ONL Y DUDLEYS AUCTION **BIG WEEK !** **5 AUCTIONS ** Thur 3 20 Estate Adventure Auction 700+lots @ Hall3pm out rows of treasures 6pm inestate furniture, lighthouses+++ 4 Real Estate Auctions Fri 3 21 Prev-9 am 9640 N Parkwood Ave, Dunnellon 5 acres w/mobile home SOLD ABSOLUTE ALL TOGETHER Hoarder home-barn-motor cycles, vehicles, tractor +++ Prev 12pm 2071 W Greenway Pl Citrus Springs 3BRr corner lot Prev 2pm 5101 W Kristina Loop Crystal Oaks Lecanto 3/2 Estate Settlement Sat 3 22 Prev 8am 7820 S Great Oaks Drive Downtown Historic Floral City GNC Commercial/ residential onRails to Trails Home2 mobiles-cook house CONTENTS Minivan-truck-camper-to ols-household-& more CALL FOR INFO********************** call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 OcalaSat. March 22. Rain Day Sat. March 29. 10a-3p. Yard Sale. Many Dollar items & less. Buy more Save more. Bikes, telescope, dishwares, bbq, toys, & much more. Too much to list. 8050 SW 100th Lane Road, Kingsland Estates. OCALASR200 at 93rd St. Rd. Countryside Farms Community Yard Sales. Mar. 22, 9am to 3p. Mar.23, 1 1am to 2pm. Antiques, equine, furniture, collectibles. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 rickgbf@gmail.com Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 Spacious Ranch 2/2/2 + DenLarge Kitchen, Bay window, high ideal location, Sacrifice $91,000. (352) 732-4149 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. W e 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 Bea ut yS e MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY (352) 237-3347 Caregiver/Aide/ Companion/Errands /Transportation Beth 352-861-9548 JAKES TRIM CARPENTRYNo job too big or smallFree Est. 352-601-7064 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount Decker s Lawn Care. Mowing, trimming/hedges, edging, we do it all. Family owned and operated, friendly and professional. Free estimates and competitive prices. (352)843-0383, ask for Sonny. BAKERS TREES 30 yrs. exper ience, trim & remo val. Free Estimates Palm Tree Experts! (352)425-5642 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! 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 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz (352) 564-2902 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 These fashions are made from recyclable items. You also can enjoy a special performance by Ocalas Dancing with the Drs, Dr. Justin Ferns. The tickets are $15 per a person and they are sold Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 10 a.m. in the H and R Ballroom. For further information call Wendy Phillips at 352-861-0820. All of the funds will be used to help the less fortunate in our community and the entities we support.Spring concertThe On Top of the World Concert Chorus will be holding its spring concert in the H & R Ballroom at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. It is a free concert; however, a freewill offering will be accepted. Any funds raised are used to purchase music for the chorus. The concert is entitled Melodies of Spring and the music will be presented in four-part harmony by more than 30 of our residents. The songs for this spring concert include selections from popular shows, some well-known folk songs, spirituals and a couple patriotic songs. Just to name a few of the songs you will hear are The Sound of Music, Til There Was You, Someone To Watch Over Me, Deep River, Danny Boy and America the Beautiful. The chorus is directed by Christine Douglas with pianist Joyce Walchak. If you have any questions, please contact: Pat Woodbury, Publicity, at 352-8548718 or Joan Stenson, President, at 352-873-0304.American/Jewish ClubLieutenant Jon Turner and K-9 Bolt gave a demonstration of the Marion County Sheriffs Office Canine Unit. K9 is a German Shepherd born in Germany in 2008. He is a full service dog trained in drug detection, tracking, building searches, suspect apprehensions, and article searches. There are eight of these dogs in Marion County. They all have a good work ethic, alert, even tempered, good sense of smell, agile, healthy, and not over bred. The dogs are retired when they are 68 years of age. When they are 12-14 months old, they are trained by a certified trainer. All are males because the females are more costly to buy. The dogs cost between $8,000 and $8,500.Contact June Roberta at 352-237-9208 or jroberta@cfl.rr.com. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Community calendar Friday, March 21 High Twelve meetingThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Our speaker will be Mary Callahan from the Marion County Sheriffs Office. It is always interesting to hear about our law enforcement department, so come with your questions. Im sure Mary will be able to answer them for you. Of course, we will again enjoy a wonderful buffet luncheon served by the experts of the Elks Club. The cost is only $12 per person All Master Masons, in good standing in a Masonic Lodge, recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida, and their guests, are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352854-9612 for reservations or further information. 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/.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.Saturday, March 22 Saddle Oak Club yard sale.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.Worship at TimberRidgeWorship Service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be hel on Saturday, March 22 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Silver Heirs covered dish mealCrossroads Church has a special place in their heart for the senior citizen, and we celebrate as we come together for everyones home-cooked meals. Bring a covered dish to share and join us for an informal time of feasting and fellowship. We meet in the Youth Building behind the sanctuary every fourth Saturday, beginning at noon. Hope to see you there.African Violet Club to meetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation), 9048 SW Highway 200, Ocala. The club meets the fourth Saturday of each month except December. The program is titled, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trailers. Best practices in the culture of trailers, propagation, types and cultivars, and appropriate growth and condition for show will be presented. Please bring in your trailers as there will also be a question and answer period, as well as, show and tell regarding club members trailers. Delicious refreshments are served at each meeting and all guests are welcome! For more information please see http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/Monday, March 24 40 and 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 24, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE5 000HLVN 000H95B REALTY Foxfire Success School If you have ever considered a Career in Real Estate Real Estate Classes Starting Soon See how you can get started call... Gene Boone 352-750-5110 Hwy. 441/466 Villages Judy Trout 352-307-0304 Hwy 441/42 The Villages Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 Hwy 200 T HE D ENTAL T EAM OF O CALA W EST Now Accepting: Aetna, Delta, Cigna PPO, GEHA Connection, Guardian PPO, MetLife Ins., PUP Insurance Up to 18 Months No Interest Payment Plans Call Today for Appointment: 840-7077 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Se habla Es pa ol *Same day crowns FAMILY DENTISTRY & DENTURES I S N OW Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Julio Sanchez D.D.S I N HOUSE A CRYLIC D ENTAL L AB $ 95 New Patient Special 000HJUR 000HKC3 2 for 1 Pricing Additional Sa vings 2014/2015 RIVER CRUISES Sav e on Vi king River, Avalon Wa terways, AMA W aterw ays & Uniwor ld Cruises DIRECTIONS LUXURY TRAVEL, LLC River Cruise Specialist @ 352-732-7849 FL Seller of Tr avel Ref. No. ST36781 000HIQC The T ruesdell Professional Building 200 N.W 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 K ELLEA N K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM A ttorne y & Counselor at La w (352) 873-4141 or K elleanTruesdell.com My Flor ida Estate Planning W orkshop is a vailable an y da y at any hour Wills, Living T rusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death T ax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. T ry Our A ward Winning PRIME RIB & CRAB STUFFED SHRIMP 1 1920 N. Florida A ve. (Hwy. 41) Citrus Springs ( Mile South of Dunnellon) V isit our website at www. bentlysr estaurant .com to view all our menus or call 352-465-5810. Bentlys Restaurant Citrus Countys Best Kept Dining Secret! 000HFHL Hours: T ues. Sat. 1 1 am 9 pm Sunday, 9 am 8 pm Closed Mon. Ask About Our Lunch Menu Serving freshly prepared food in a relaxed atmosphere with outstanding service. From $ 6 50 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clock (NOTE NEW PHONE NUMBER) 352-566-661 4 GRANDFA THER CLOCK REP AIR Service and repairs 45 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April 000HK6S Clip and Save

PAGE 5

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 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. Tuesday, March 25 Special speaker, Gong Show for WMBAA special speaker and the Gong Show are on tap for the next meeting of the West Marion Business Association, Tuesday, March 25 at 5:15 p.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, State Road 200 substation. The speaker will be Craig Evans, a detective for the Marion County Sheriffs Office. He will talk about keeping your alarm systems updated and keeping your business safe from burglaries. Following his short talk, the WMBA version of the Gong Show will be held. Representatives of each member business are invited to bring a visual aid representing their business and then talk about their business for 45 seconds. Breast Cancer Support GroupThe 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 March 25 will be a presentation by Evelyn B. Kelly, PhD, writer/speaker. Evelyn will talk to us about Thinking Young, were not over the hill yet. Please join us for this interesting topic.Sleep d isord ers topic of luncheon m eetingOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will host its Food for Thought luncheon Tuesday, March 25, at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Amrth Bapatla, pulmonary critical care specialist, will speak on Sleep Disorder during the luncheon. The luncheon is free but RSVPs to 352-368-4028 are requested. Thursday, March 27 Trium phant Quartet at College Road The Winter Concert Series hosted by College Road Baptist Church, will come to its conclusion on Thursday, March 27, with the Triumphant Quartet. The concert begins at 7 PM and a $10 donation is requested at the door. The community is invited to enjoy the Triumphant Quartet at College Road Baptist Church, Saturday, March 29 Common Ground FellowshipFor the 40-something crowd in Crossroads Church, we will be gathering at Pavarottis Pizza at 8075 SW Highway 200, Ocala, in the Canopy Oak Center at 7 p.m. This is a time of reflecting on the blessings of God in an informal setting and purchasing good food to boot. Come and join us there.Crim e prevention sem inarChrists Church of Marion County will host a Metro Crime Prevention Seminar presenting topics such as identity theft, frauds and scams, purse snatching, guns and alternative weapons, hurricane safety. This is a free workshop, the main goal being to achieve more awareness about what is going on in the publics backyard. Lunch pizza, salad, dessert and drink will be offered for a donation. This event begins at noon. Registration is suggested: 352-861-6182. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, http://www.ccomc.org.Dining with the LionsThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Dining with the Lions (Italian Style) at the Oasis Restaurant, 7651 SW State Road 200, on Saturday, March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Price will be $8 for spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti with meat sauce or fettuccini alfredo (includes salad, bread, ice tea or coffee). First come, first served All proceeds from this benefit will be used for Charities. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE6 multi-terrain trails as well as city streets. Running clubs and enthusiasts as well as the novice runner/walker are able to participate. Costumes are encouraged as well. To register, visit www.active.com. Pre-registered participants will receive a Dunnellon Jailbreak 5K logo drawstring bag and race shirt, along with other goodies. Entry fee is $25; however, from April 1 to April 19, the fee will increase to $30. Participants can register during the day of the run, but the fee will be $35 and no free T-Shirt will be given away. For information, visit www.active.com, like us on Facebook Dunnellon Jail Break 5K, or call 352-4658510.County western d ance setThe Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Country Western Dinner Dance featuring an encore performance by the Country Sunshine Band. The dance will be held May 3, 2014 in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 S. U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. The evening includes a country style dinner, cash bar, 50/50, basket raffles and a door prize. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office, from the Knights or by calling 352-489-6221 for tickets/table reservations. Yoga in Sholom ParkThe outdoor season of yoga begins at 9 a.m. and will continue on the first Saturday of the month for 7 months. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-8547950.Monday, May 5 Savannah, Charleston tripHave you been wanting to see the sites in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, but didnt want to drive? Well, sit back, relax and enjoy a bus trip with your friends from First Congregational Church. The trip dates are May 5 to May 8 with accommodations in the Historic District of Savannah at the Holiday Inn Express. River Street, Savannahs famed squares and restaurants are convenient and within walking distance. The cost includes the bus; threenights accommodations, including buffet breakfast; a one-day tour of Savannah and a one-day tour of downtown Charleston. To reserve your spot and get pricing information, call Gen at 352-873-3377, or Janet at 352CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 The Marion County Sheriffs Office held the fourth annual JROTC Bad to the Bone challenge March 15 on the main campus of the sheriffs office at the SWAT and physical agility courses. The event featured 11 high schools from five counties and hundreds of high school students. The students arrived just before sunrise from Duval, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Marion Counties. Some student-teams competed on a course designed for members of SWAT. Other student-teams ran an agility course that is designed to help law enforcement professionals become better combat ready. The teams featured all boys, all girls and co-ed arrangements. Push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and flex arm hang challenges were available for a student who wanted to compete as an individual. The finale of the day came with the tug of war. Francis Marion Military Academy (FMMA) earned the title champions this year of the tug of war. An exhibition tug of war was held featuring FMMA taking on former SWAT professionals that included Sheriff Chris Blair. The final overall standings held Forest High School as top team. Forest High School students had the highest point score and that achievement allowed them to win this years coveted Commanders Cup. Individual IDs not provided Bad to the Bone JROTC teams take part in competition at Marion Sheriffs Office 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 000HMXW 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 From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! MOVE-IN READY HOME lo cated in one of the most sought after 55+ adult communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, split bedroom plan, vinyl enclosed lanai w/2012 installed new screens & tinted windows for privacy, laminate flooring throughoutexcept for the kitchen & both baths, pass through window from kitchen overlooking formal dining rm. & living rm. Recently new stainless steel appliances, double pane windows, Seco Electric NASA energy home insulation installed. Beautiful private backyard. Mr. & Mrs. Clean live here. Air & heat pump condi tion replaced in 2006. MLS#397415/BH/DAV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $103,000 11291 SW 78 CIR. DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy 200 to Oak Run main ent. T/ L 78th Cir into Timbergate to home on Lt. OPEN HOUSE 11291 SW 78 CIR. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses GREAT VALUE, end unit 2/2/1 villa, park-like view, screen porch, priced right. MLS#401598/SR/WIL . . . . $34,900 COUNTRY CHARM with modern 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 SINGLE FAMILY HOME with 2/2/2 +den/ study has lots to offer. Home features eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining area. Hardwood and tile floors. Large master bedroom with large bath area. Inside laundry, front porch, and back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep heating and cooling costs down. Nicely land-scaped with irrigation system. MLS#399313/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . $89,000 COUNTRY HOME just minutes to town. Move right in this gorgeous like new home situated in the heart of horse country. Spacious open floor plan features: large great rm., w/sliders to open patio overlooking beautiful backyard. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite counters, wood cabinets, upgraded SS appliances, center island w/sink & lg pantry, huge master suite, BA w/jetted & htd. tub, dbl. vanity, inside laundry, real hardwood floors & tile throughout, 2 car attached carport w/sitting area. 1 shed w/electric plus 2 other sheds/workshops. MLS#401927/BH/WILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175,000 MOVE-IN CONDITION 2/2/2 with hardwood & tile floors throughout, upgrade & expanded kitchen cabinets, granite countertops/vanities throughout, expanded to include a sunroom, a vinyl-enclosed lanai, a birdcages screened porch Too many extras & upgrades to list here-A REAL must-see! MLS#403476/DP/MOR . . . . $119,900 BEAUTIFUL FORMER MODEL HOME 2BR + DEN, 2BA, 2 car garage, no rear neighbors. Only used a few weeks by out of state owners. MLS#403235/MB/ABE . . $159,900 MOVE-IN READY 2/2/1.5 villa with furniture, has neutral colors, offers an eat-in kitchen, Florida room, living & dining area combined, master bedroom with w/i closet. Roof replaced 2011, open patio in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the tree lined street Great snowbird nest in desirable 55 plus community Furniture list available at listing office. MLS#401683/LBK/FITZ . . . . . . . $40,500 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 WONDERFUL, UPDATED 2/2/1+ VILLA w/open Florida room, new A/C 2011, new hot water heater, most of the appliances are newer, new washer and dryer, new sinks in both baths and kitchen, new commodes in both baths, roof replaced 2006. Solar tubes galore which makes this home light and bright. MLS#403650/BH/MED . . . . . . $49,900 FULLY FURNISHED 2/2/2 with extra room for den or bedroom, laminate, title & W/W carpet, Screen porch, move-in ready. MLS#401157/SR/ACQ/ . . $114,900 THROUGH THE GATE, take first left, and you are home!! End unit corner unit 2/2/2 with laminate floors in living spaces and ceramic tile in bathrooms, step out your front door for a short walk or golf cart ride to shopping, bank, restaurants, etc. Golf cart included!! MLS#401787/LK/LAW . . . . . $51,100 2/2/1 CAR GARAGE enclosed Florida room under heat/air and fenced backyard ready for your pets. MLS#403267/MB/EME . . . . . . $57,500 IMMACULATE MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2/ EXPANDED END UNIT VILLA. Newer Heat/AC 2012. Library or home office, Florida room with tinted windows, kitchen, dining rm. and living rm Split plan bedrooms and baths This fantastic home is close to the golf course and dog park Rocking chair front porch No homes behind you or in front. Golf cart and furnishings available for purchase, except artwork. Make this your first stop and it will be your only home to preview. MLS#400280/LBK/PRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $81,000 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 BEAUTIFUL VILLA in On Top of the World (recently rated 4th best 55+ Community in the country). Big front porch for relaxing. Enter into the living/dining room combinatory. Main & guest bed & bathrooms are on the right. To the rear is the kitchen, family room, lanai combination (a great place for entertaining) large 2 car garage for vehicles and storage. MLS#404316/BA/LAN . . . . . . . . . . $57,500 WONDERFUL END UNIT villas in highly rated 55+ retirement community (recent survey) great front porch for relaxing. Step into the foyer with the working kitchen to the left and dining/living room straight ahead, split plan with main bedroom & bathroom to the left & guest bedroom and bath to the right. Lanai & porch to the rear. Large 1 1/2 car garage. MLS#404153/BA/DUG . . . . . . . . . . $69,900 LARGE VILLA in 55+ retirement community, 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, great living/dining room good working kitchen. Adjacent to kitchen, large dining area/family room, nice covered back porch, large 2 car garage for vehicles or storage. MLS#404177/BA/SHA . . . $51,900 Dont Forget To OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE 8875-F SW 98TH ST. RD. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses END UNIT VILLA located in the best 55+ retirement community (recent survey) large front porch enter into large living room (wood parquet floor) on the right side of home are 2 large bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms nice working kitchen (with alcove office) and adjacent eating area/ family room (wood parquet floors), lanai with newer sliding glass windows. Covered rear porch and long deep garage. MLS#403698/BA/SHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8877 D SW 96 ST. DIRECTIONS: Front gate OTOW -TR SW 85th T err.TL SW 96th St. home on right. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD PRICE REDUCED TIMBERWALK ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP ACRE ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING HARVEST MEADOW SOLD OPEN HOUSE 8345 SW 82ND LOOP For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses BRIGHT & AIR Y 2/2/2 plus den, driveway pavers. Maintenance-free stone landscaping, tiled entry, Corian kitchen, crown molding, much, much more. MLS#401675/SR/NYR . . . . . $165,000 8345 SW 82ND LOOP DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy 200, turn N onto 80th A ve., left onto 80th St., left again on 90th T err. Rd., (entr to Candler Hills) then 1st left onto 81st Lp. rt. onto 83rd T err., left on 82nd Lp. to 8345 on left. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM CANDLER HILLS SALE PENDING

PAGE 6

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Sunday, March 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchJoin with us as we lift our hearts and voices in praise, an evening of traditional and contemporary musical worship celebrated with participating Marion County Christian churches families and friends at 5 p.m. Refreshments follow the program. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Marion chamber Music ConcertFor the last concert of this season, the Marion Chamber Music Society proudly presents The Best of the Ocala Piano Conservatory featuring award winning performers past and present playing the piano as well as organ, trumpet, marimba and voice. The free concert will be at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Hear beloved operatic arias and your favorite piano pieces by Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff, among others. Ryan Pagels, the Ocala Civic Theaters music director and Ocala Piano Conservatorys very first graduate, will also perform at the concert. For more information, call 352-876-1340 or visit: www.marionchambermusic.com or www.ocalapianoconservatory.com. Marion Chamber Music Society concerts: Always Exceptional, Always Free.Wednesday, April 2 Crossroads Carnival startsBring your family and enjoy a day at the carnival at Crossroads Church, beginning Wednesday, April 2, and concluding on Sunday, April 6. There will be games, rides, food and lots of fun. Open daily from 5 to 10 p.m., with earlier hours on Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds support Crossroads Student Ministries.Thursday, April 3 Concert at Ocala WestDouglas Ladnier, an award-winning and critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter, will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Douglas has appeared in more than 60 countries around the world and on Broadway. He continues to thrill audiences and critics alike with his unique, mesmerizing baritone voice. He has appeared in concert at Ocala West for a number of years, and we are pleased to have him return to present this concert. Southern Express at AppletonThe big band Southern Express will perform during the Rhythm & Art After Hours event at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. Southern Express has been performing in Central Florida for more than 15 years. Many of the bands seasoned members have musical backgrounds rooted in military service, with almost every branch of service represented. Many members were or are active music educators. Doors open at 5 p.m. for complimentary samplings from Horse and Hounds Restaurant and cash bar. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. In addition to the After Hours musical program, visitors can also enjoy the Appletons current exhibitions, A Celebration of Japan, The Living Art of Bonsai, The Gathering of Legends, [in]justice, Industrial Nature: Work by Michelle Stitzlein, and the museums extensive permanent collection of European, American, Asia, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts. The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and closed on Mondays. In addition to daily admission, a 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown on State Road 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 added a comedy show by the Villages Theatre Company to entertain you. On Saturday, April 12, the Beach Party will be held at the South MarionVillages Elks Lodge 2730, 7655 East Highway 25, Belleview starting at 5 p.m. with a happy hour followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and entertainment to follow. Tickets for a 60s vintage buffet along with an evening of fun-filled entertainment are just $ 25 per person. Tickets are available on the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) website, www.mariontherapeuticriding association.org or by calling the MTRA office at 352-732-7300.Lecanto VA clinic enrollmentThe Lecanto Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host an Enrollment Open House on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto). Enrollment and eligibility staff will be available to answer your questions and enroll you for the best health care anywhere. While not required, you may bring your DD 214 for verification of military service. For additional information, contact David Gilmer at 352746-8000.Tuesday, April 15 Beth Israel Passover sederCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to its annual Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday April 15, at Stone Creek Grille in Ocala at 6 p.m. The menu includes gefilte fish, matza ball soup and the choice of three entrees: stuffed chicken breast with apple raisin stuffing, sliced roast beef with mushroom gravy and tilapia with pineapple salsa. All entrees include roasted potatoes and carrots. Sponge cake with strawberries will be served for dessert. The seder will be conducted in English led by co-president Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson, treasurer of Congregation Beth Israel. Participation by the attendees is encouraged and the seder will feature traditional favorites as well as rituals associated with Reconstructionist Judaism. Cost for the seder is $30 for members; $35 for non-members. Reservations must be made by April 11 to Estelle at 352-861-2542 or Sonia at 352-307-3662. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a Jewish Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community. Visit us on the web at bethisraelocala.org.Saturday, April 19 Easter EggstravaganzaThe excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised by age group, with 15,000 eggs on the property! There will be games, bounce houses, cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks, sno-cones, chips, prizes, and the gospel message will be shared. Families are welcome.Sunday, April 20 Crossroads United Easter serviceWe are looking forward to celebrating Easter this year, and have reserved a meeting place at the ballroom in the Hilton Hotel at 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala for this joyous occasion. Plan on joining us Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. for our United Easter Service. Spanish translation will be made available and nurseries are provided.Sunday, April 27 German American picnic setThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 27, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. Bratwurst and Polish sausage will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. Tickets purchased before the picnic are $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Tickets purchased on the day of the picnic are $9 per member or $12 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Saturday, May 3 Jail Break 5K run/walk slatedThe Dunnellon Police Department, in partnership with BTY Fitness, will host the inaugural Dunnellon Jail Break 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3. The event will begin at Datesman Park at 12050 S. Ohio St. The event will benefit Special Olympics Florida. This 5K will wind through unique CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE28 2013 2013 2013 2013 000HIZG 3 ROOMS & 1 HALLWAY $ 79 95* EXPIRES 3/31/14 Chair Or Recliner Cleaned with purchase of a couch & loveseat. 352-401-1966 From start to satisfaction. SPRING IS COMING... Get a head start on your Spring Cleaning! EXPIRES 3/31/14 CLEANING SPECIAL ANY CLEANING SERVICE OVER $100 www.smcflorida.com Other Services Include: Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Carpet Protector Pet Odor Removal Spot Removal Deep Soil Extraction Drapery Cleaning Oriental Rugs EMERGENCY SERVICE 24/7/365 EXPIRES 3/31/14 *Must meet minimum charge. Restrictions apply. UPHOLSTERY SPECIAL FREE 000HOCI Hilton Automotive 854-6868 Family Owned & Operated 9055 SR 200 Between Oak Run & Pine Run, Ocala Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. T OWING AND R OAD S ERVICE INDUCTION SERVICE Over time dirt & carbon deposits slowly build up in your engines induction system robbing your car of performance and fuel economy. $ 125 00 CLEAN YOUR ENGINES INDUCTION SYSTEM AND REGAIN LIKE-NEW PERFORMANCE Most Cars & Trucks SUMMER SPECIAL Radiator Service $ 64 95 Most Cars & Trucks Replace coolant, pressure test cooling system for leaks, check condition of belts and hoses, test radiator and heater core for proper operation AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE $ 14 95 Most Cars & Trucks HERES WHAT WE DO: Performance & Leak Test AC System, Check Belt, Inspect Component Condition, Check Coolant Level & Quality OIL, LUBE AND FILTER $ 26 95 Most Cars & Trucks Includes 20 Point Safety Inspection up to 5 Quarts of 10W30 Pennzoil & Filter, Complete Chassis Lube HERES WHAT WE DO: 000HHT8 PEST CONTROL SERVICES Licensed and Insured Hasta La Bye Bye. T ri-County Services, Inc. Pest Control, Termite & Lawn Care Family owned and operated Serving Central Florida over 20 years Toll Free 1-888-352-9290 or call Rick 352-266-4613 CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000H6OX L ANDSCAPING Give us a call we can make your place a tranquil setting at an affordable price. B LUE C REEK N URSERY L ANDSCAPING Ocala, FL 352-286-5902 Complete Landscaping Ser vices Design, Maintenance, Installation One T ime or Regular Service A vailable. Visit our website at: bluecreeknurser y.org. A Proud American Business. Gardening Service available to fit your needs. No Job T oo Small Or Too Large. Over 30 yrs exp. Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! State Certified Insured Senior Discounts. 000HMPR 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000H0PY CONCRETE WORK REP AIRING OLD We Make Y our Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000 HI0D COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30+ years experience. PC Repairs/Upgrades Virus Removal Router/Network Setup New PC Installs Se habla espaol Tech Solutions of Ocala 352-207-4435 WINDOW W ASHING Let Me Wash Your Windows! E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N Pressur e Washing Too! $ 5.00 OFF 000HKBX When you mention this ad Call Earl (352) 804-4107 000HMMC HAND YMAN Weekend Warrior Let Me Do All Your Chores Home Maintenance/ Repair Lawn & Y ard Pressure W ashing Painting, Etc. V ery Dependable, Competent & Affordable Excellent, Local References. Reclaim Your Fr ee Time! Contact W ayne Green at 352-875-6106 000HPAK PAINT CONTRACTOR CNS & Assoc. 35 years experience Paint Contractor AC/Furnace (clean & repair) Handy Man Contact Chuck Smith (720) 446-7515 -office (720) 443-8494 -cell Masters Touch Garage Door Service 352-216-0060 Jeff OCull Owner G ARAGE D OOR S QUEAKING N EED R EPAIRS ? $ 4 9 95 WITH COUPON T une Up Special S AFETY C HECK A DJUST S PRINGS & C ABLES C HECK S AFETY R EVERSE ON O PENER L UBE & A DJUST D OOR G ARAGE DOOR REPAIRS 000GRDG AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 WE DO SER VICE 7 DA YS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Y ear Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REP AIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers 000HMQO HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First T ime Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000GI1F 352-502-2760 If no answer leave message or Call 629-6071 Professional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Provided Military White Glove Cleaning by Retir ed Marines Wife Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 00 0H 64 C 000H64C SCREEN REPAIRS BOBS SCREENING SERVICE Complete Rescreening of We Re-vinyl Soft Windows Garage Door Screens Porch Enclosures Patio Doors Window Screens Screen Doors 000HPA7 352-586-8459 Serving Senior Citizens Over 30 Years Free Estimates 000HP9T TREE SERVICE APr o Cu t T R EE S E RV IC E A -P ro C ut A-Pro Cut T R EE S E RV IC E T REE S ERVICE Trimming Tr ee Removal 3 52 -8 04 -4 66 2 3 52 -8 04 -4 66 2 352-804-4662 L ICENSED I NSURED 000HNJ8 HOME REPAIRS & IMPRO VEMENTS Sliding Glass Door Rollers & T rack Repairs Sliding Garage Screen Door Rollers Fixed, Straighten Or Repaired, Shower Door Rollers & Repairs, Molding And T rim, Door And Lockset Repairs, Cabinet Repair Bi-fold Doors Back On T rack, Appliance Cutouts, Grab Bars, Household Accessories Installed, W indow Leaks Caulked. Many references available. STEVE A T (352) 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured Why Replace It When W e Can Fix It? QUALITY SERVICES, INC. Household T o Do List No Job Too Small 000HML9 P AINTING Thompson Painting & Pressure Washing Repaint Specialists Wallpaper Removal Free Estimates ~ Licensed and Insured Call 352-598-3000 References Upon Request 2010 2013 Interior and Exterior 000HI0Q P AINTING A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC A-1 H OME A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich Serving Ocala Since 1983 House Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insur ed (352) 895-6047 Offering Plantation Shutters 000H8F2 FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. We st of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 C arpet C er amic Wood Vin yl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 71 1189 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen

PAGE 7

MY LOSING SEASON By Pat Conroy Pat Conroy writes in My Losing Season that he was a ruined boy who played basketball instead of killing his father. In this self-effacing memoir about significant basketball moments culminating in his final college game as a Citadel Bulldog, Conroy confesses that he learned more from losing than from winning. The team was mediocre and so was he, calling himself the 15th or 16th best. During Conroys years in Charleston, Donald Conroy, the authors brutal, child-slapping Marine father, makes several cameo appearances, none of them pleasant. Which should have made young Conroy able to handle his bullying head coach, Mel Thompson, but the mans black-eyed fury nearly destroys him and in cutting his teams throat Thompson creates the humiliating losing season Conroy can never forget. Incredibly, years later, writer Conroy visits Thompson and tells him, I loved having you as my coach. One saving influence at The Citadel was his thoughtful English professor who praised his writing and encouraged him to pursue it as a career. The relentless hazing he suffered as a plebe and unprotected by his coaches spawned the novel, The Lords of Discipline, which outraged military colleges across America and made it necessary to film the movie version in England. When Conroys blockbuster The Great Santini appeared, it was a softened take on his fathers loutish behavior. But the book caused the scales to fall from Don Conroys eyes and he reinvented himself as the loving father his seven children had longed for. Upon his death in 1998,Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING Man talks about his father, hazing and baseball his children were bereft and sobbing at his funeral. Memoirs are tricky and this one is no exception. Nostalgia can get mawkish as even Conroy himself acknowledged: I have an infinite capacity for the maudlin and false note. Still, no one can deny the sincerity of the following statement: I was a basketball player, pure and simple, and the majesty of that sweet sport of basketball defined and shaped my growing up. I cannot explain what the sport means to me but I have missed it more than anything else in my life. This is a dribble-by dribble detailed description of basketball games. Recommended solely for Conroy fans and basketball aficionados. Bookmark Pat Wellington Saturday, April 5 Wo men s Spring BreakCelebrate with the Womens Spring Break. Join the Womens Ministry enjoying a continental breakfast, friendship; lunch at the baked potato bar, fellowship; special events with speakers Alan Tison, Director of Advancemant at Johnson University Florida and Twila Sias, Childrens Ministry and teaches in areas of education and psychology; and special sessions including a Make & Take card making class. Event starts at 9 a.m. Free to all women. Child care is available (note need on registration). door prizes. To register, please call 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, April 6 Maste r Choi r perf ormsThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a concert on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (which is State Road 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala, Florida. The program will include Leonard Bernsteins Chichester Psalms and other works. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207.Tuesday, April 8 Ocal a Macintosh User Group meetsThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The feature presentation will be Photographing and Presenting Wildlife by Valarie Bugh. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Friday, April 11 S ummerGlen yard sa leSummerGlen is having a community yard sale on Friday, April 11, open to the public, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday Saturday, April 12 Ben efit f or Therapeut ic g roupJoin the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association as we dance away the winter Blahs at a Beach Party with music from the 50s through the British Invasion. Not only will there be dinner and dancing to the band 3 For the Road, a regular band at the Villages, we have PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE27 Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Y our Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000GULM WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008 2013 CLOCK REP AIR HERB WINKLER CLOCK REPAIR House calls on grandfather clocks Antique Clocks, Atmos, Ship, Wall, Mantle, Battery Operated 352-843-0181 2nd Generation Master Clock Maker 000HJT2 000HK1W GOLF CART REPAIR/SERVICES Windshields Most carts $161.00 installed Vinyl RAIN CURTAINS MOST CARTS $ 300 installed Expert Golf Cart Services 352-598-7338 We can do it all from accessories, batteries, high speed controllers & motors to paint gas and electric. ALL MAKES AND MODELS If you dont know me, one of your neighbors will. Bill Older Used Carts Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE $ 54 95 FULL SERVICE SPECIAL For Electric Carts Only W E C OME T O Y OU Propane Heaters with cup holder adapter $84.00 no tank Balentines Landscaping, Inc. (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES 000GSI3 LANDSCAPING PAINTING 25 yrs. Experience Insured 352-547-9588 10% Off all Sales with this advertisement Dannys Painting With any room painted Pressure Wash House FREE with this ad Commercial Residential Free Estimates Exc. References Danny Cast 000HJMD 000HNJV PRESSURE CLEANING DOUGS PRESSURE-CLEANING We clean inch by inch Driveways Sidewalks Mobile Homes Patios Pool Decks Ranch Fencing Family Owned Call for Free Esitmates (352) 873-9349 000HJDG IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $39 95 with 10% off repair With coupon. Expires 4/30/2014 S HAW I RRIGATION R EPAIR 352-624-2533 Steve Shaw 000H0P0 IRRIGATION REPAIR 32 years of experience Licensed and Insured comp #8715 Exclusive Service/Repair Specialist Lanai Enclosures Glass Window Replacement Acrylic Windows Screen Room000HMPE WINDOW INSTALL 352-587-2735CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR license # 1330701 000HKCD POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. Red Pfluger (352) 873-0674 Korean War Veteran owner 19 Years of Quality Service to the 200 Corridor Area $ 65 All Homes Voted Best By My Customers Three Years In A Row! GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY RAY RAY CC C C C C ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION Crayconst.com Crayconst.com Crayconst.com 1 6 x 7 SL ID IN G GA RA GE S CR EE N D OO R 1 6 x 7 SL ID IN G 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE GARAGE SCREEN SCREEN DOOR DOOR 000HJZR We also install custom acrylic & glass windows. Beat The Love Bugs 000HLKB AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 71 1188 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen 000HBDA smcitizen.com www.r enroomocala.com PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK F OR YOU TO SELL YOUR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Readers Choice Winner , 1, 2013 Location, Location, Location High-Traffic Store Over 100 new items daily Same location for 20 years Estate Liquidation BENEFITS THAT PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET... QUICKER! 000H8YT One Piece to an Entire House 000H8YT STUNNING MAGNOLIA! 000HMXS 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP #1 Team Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie Takesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Tom & Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 The Star Realtors o f Marion County The Serago-Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 www.DeccaRealEstate.com YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FLYERS TO ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES AT ALL 3 GATES SR 200L, 484, AND SW 62ND AVE. ROAD READERS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS! JERRY BROOKS Featured Homes of the Week Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Its A Sunny Day in Florida! Check Out My Websites At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com or www.ocalaflretirementproperties.com STUNNING MAGNOLIA! TEAM #1 We are your Oak Run Specialists We Live, Work & Play Here! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT Time to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 MARION LANDING BEAUTY! Jerry Brooks 274-0930 John Anderson 454-9020 MOTIVA TED SELLER! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM OTOW CHARMER JUST LISTED PRIVA TE, RUSTIC BACKY ARD OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM 8100 SW 109th Lane Rd. Nbhd. 6 Lovely Charleston. 2/2/1.5, 1,224 sq. ft. Original owners. NEW kitchen cabinets, counters & microwave. Glass encl. lanai under H&A. Dura-stone floor kitchen & master bath. $73,500 MLS#378804 John Kapioski 208-1635 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM 8351 SW 108th Loop Nbhd. 11 3/2/2 Providence. Formal LR/DR, eat-in kitchen, large master suite & master bath w/tub & shower. 12x25 encl. lanai & 12x19 patio. NEW A/C 2012, NEW roof 2007. Furniture negotiable. $124,750 MLS#403556 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 6486 SW 11 1th Loop Fairway Oaks Wow factor! Capistrano model, upgraded & maintained to perfection. 2/2/2 w/den. Encl. lanai with acrylic windows. Tankless water heater. NEW A/C in 2008. $169,500 MLS#404115 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Reduced 4K! Pristine Turnberry model. 2/2/2, CBS, vaulted ceilings, open split floor plan. On maintained homesite. $95,900 MLS#401247 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Heather model in Marion Landing. 2/2/2. Laminate flooring LR/DR. New carpet in BRs. New washer, new shower master bath, new sinks & faucets in baths. $124,900 MLS#397924 John Kapioski 208-1635 Lovely 3/2/2, San Marino with deep lot, brick pavers and great landscaping. In the Preserve. $164,000 MLS#401210 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 Montgomery with spectacular yard. 2/2/2 with enclosed lanai (thermopane) for extra living space. Updated baths. $68,500 MLS#404180 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com Exp. Pinehurst, 2/2/2. Engineered wood flooring thru-out. Encl. Florida room & covered screened patio. Cathedral ceilings. Plenty of closets. Large pantry. Inside laundry. Maintained lot includes watering of the lawn. Beautiful view of the preserve. $124,900 MLS#398749 Louise Pace 361-4312 8260 SW 109th Place Rd. Nbhd. 6 St. Augustine model. 3/2/2, 2052 sq. ft. Stainless appliances, neutral decor. $124,900 MLS#404335 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com BRING YOUR BEST OFFERS! FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET THIS ONE WILL BE GONE! Savannah Model. 2/2/1.5, new roof 2007, enclosed lanai. Its a STEAL! $59,500 MLS#403999 The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 PERRY WHITE WOULD LIVE HERE AND SO CAN YOU! Augusta Model, 3/2/2 with lanai and courtyard. Move-in ready! Great master bedroom! Formal dining room. Great location! $152,000 MLS#404337 The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 COME SEE US AT OUR NEXT OPEN HOUSES! SUN 3/23 1-3PM 11400 SW 75th Terr Rd. $174,500 10968 SW 81st A ve. $59,500 11745 SW 72nd Cir. $1 10,000 YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED! The Serago-Lane Tea m Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 JUST LISTED! Expanded Hampton. Newly remodeled kitchen. Lanai under H&A. Garage door screens. Water softener. New roof in 2004. Skylight in foyer. Professionally landscaped + much more! $109,000 MLS#404339 Patty Dougherty 502-3096

PAGE 8

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, March 21, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youll want to discourage well-meaning but potentially ill-advised interference in what you intend to accomplish. Your work has a better chance to succeed if it reflects you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovines well-deserved reputation for loyalty could be tested if you learn that it might be misplaced. But dont rely on rumors. Check the stories out before you decided to act. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youve been going on adrenaline for a long time, and this unexpected lull in a recent spate of excitement could be just what you need to restore your energy. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Friends can be counted on to help you deal with a perplexing personal situation. But remember to keep your circle of advisers limited only to those youre sure you can trust. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Security-loving Lions do not appreciate uncertainty in any form. But sometimes changing situations can reveal hidden stresses in time to repair a relationship before its too late. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good time for single Virgos to make a love connection. Be careful not to be too judgmental about your new prospect at least until you know more about her or him. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your sense of justice helps you resolve a problem that might have been unfairly attributed to the wrong person. Spend the weekend doing some long-neglected chores. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel justified in your anger toward someone you suspect betrayed your trust. But it could help if you check if your suspicions have substance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Ignore distractions if you hope to accomplish your goal by the deadline you agreed to. Keep the finish line in sight, and you should be able to cross it with time to spare. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your creative self continues to dominate through much of the week. Also, despite a few problems that have cropped up, that recent romantic connection seems to be thriving. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) As curious as you might be, its best to avoid trying to learn a colleagues secret. That sort of knowledge could drag you into a difficult workplace situation at some point down the line. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Instead of spending too much time floundering around wondering if you can meet your deadline, you need to spend more time working toward reaching it. BY DR. GARY SMITH Special to the CitizenRecently, President Obama announced the creation of a new program to help Latino and African-American males. Not surprisingly, he called this initiative My Brothers Keeper. During his presidency, Obama has used this biblical phrase more than 60 times to support his commitment to aiding the disadvantaged and downtrodden. Obama announced that his administration had solicited the support of foundations, businesses, state and local political officials, religious leaders, and nonprofit organizations to create more pathways to success for these young men. He reported that these groups have promised to invest at least $200 million over the next five years for the initiative. Anyone who works hard and takes responsibility for his own life, Obama argued, should be able to succeed in America regardless of his race, ethnicity, sex, or family background. Achieving this goal requires giving all children access to a world class education, creating more jobs, providing workers with skills, and paying a livable wage. He said that because these young men have the odds stacked against them and fewer opportunities, unique solutions are necessary. Half of African-American boys and a quarter of Latino boys, the president reported, are growing up without a father in their home. These boys are likely to live in indigent families and to read poorly. They are far more likely than other boys to not finish high school, commit a crime, and be a victim of crime. Fewer young African-American and Latino men (compared to young white men) have jobs and consequently have higher rates of poverty. In the aftermath of the emotionally laden Trayvon Martin verdict, Obama declared, it is paramount to assure these young men that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them. Thankfully, they have outstanding African American and Latino role models in business, sports, politics, and the military such as Colin Powell, Magic Johnson, and Anthony Foxx who have all defied the odds. Although Obama did not directly cite the Bible or use Scriptural arguments in announcing his new initiative, my brothers keeper has been his go-to phrase since 2008. During the presidential campaign, Obama called for an active faith, rooted in that most fundamental of all truths: that I am my brothers keeper. In 2011, the president asserted, every time weve had to make a decision, my guiding principle This week I didnt have time to write a regular news column for publication. I was too busy trying to figure out how to fill out my brackets you know, for the NCAA basketball tournament. Its commonly called March Madness, a registered trademark, and there are various contests conducted that give people an opportunity to fill out a bracket, once the pairings for the tournament are announced. That happened Sunday evening. Now everyone, millions of us, have to figure out whos going to win each game. In most of these contests, whoever gets the most points as assigned by the contest administrators wins a prize. Some of them can be substantial. Ive been entering for years, and Ive never won a dime. As I look at this year, the first thing is to decide whether I want to start from the outside and work in, or start with the overall winner and work out. Of course, there are many contests, so you can do it both ways. The logical thing is to pick the Florida Gators to win it all. After all, theyre the No. 1 seed, they swept through the SEC season with a 21-0 mark and have only lost two close games, on the road, this year. But they struggled in trying to hold a lead Sunday against Kentucky, and didnt look like worldbeaters in the first half Saturday against Tennessee. So do you stick with them or not? Then there are the Cinderella teams. You always have to consider the teams that seemingly dont have a chance, but sneak in all the way to the finals. Wichita State was one such team last year, making it all the way to the Final Four. This year, though, the Shockers are a No. 1 seed and are 34-0, so it wouldnt exactly be a surprise for them to advance that far. It might be a surprise if they lose early. And on and on it goes. Nothing is a sure thing in this tournament, which starts this week at various sites. I have to admit that, except for a couple of big games involving Duke, all Ive seen this season are Florida Gator games. At this time of year, when the big games are taking place, Im generally watching a baseball game on the MLB channel, particularly if the Mets are on, so thats even less basketball. But I will sit down and go through the schedule and the seedings, and see which teams the NCAA Selection Committee thinks will advance and generally pick against them. Thats how accurate they usually are being a No. 1 seed doesnt automatically qualify you to win the regional and advance to the Final Four. So Im sure Ill have a winner somewhere in my brackets oh well, at least its nice to dream. Maybe Ill at least finish in the top one million. That would be progress.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: 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. Standardized tests have been a part of American education since the mid-1800s. However, since the 2002 passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that mandated yearly testing of students from third grade onward in all 50 states, state spending on standardized tests has skyrocketed from $423 million to nearly $2 billion annually. The NCLB testing mandate and attendant rise in the use of standardized tests has fueled an ongoing debate as to whether such testing positively or negatively impacts student learning. Proponents contend standardized tests benefit both teachers and students. As an assessment tool, they aid teachers in determining how a student is performing and progressing academically over time as compared to students nationwide, statewide and locally. For students, standardized tests are a fairly accurate measurement of their academic strengths and weaknesses and a predictor of success in college. Opponents counter that standardized tests do more harm than good. Favoring achievement of a specific score to measure teacher accountability and student performance, they tend to decrease non-test-related instruction time at the expense of a well-balanced education. Also, they contribute to making learning a stressful experience that diminishes the joy of learning for teachers and students alike. Adding to the pro and con debate is the questionable effectiveness of standardized tests relative to U.S. students as indicated by the results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests 15-year-olds from around the world every three years to gauge their reading, math and science skills. When the PISA was first conducted in 2000, U.S. students were ranked 11th in the world for reading, 14th for science and 18th for math. After a decade of increased emphasis on standardized tests, the U.S. global ranking in 2012 fell to 21st for reading, 24th for science and 31st for math. The sharp fall in the global rankings of the U.S. since 2000 suggests that the NCLBs excessive, high-stakes focus on standardized testing may be encouraging the drill-like drudgery of teaching to the test rather than innovative instruction that inspires student learning. Various polls also affirm that only one in four teachers consider standardized tests an accurate measurement of student learning. Whether one is pro or con, standardized tests are here to stay. However, their excessive use has swung the pendulum so far that a greater balance between testing and learning is needed. Standardized tests, therefore, should be one among several assessments for teacher accountability and student progress rather than the alpha and omega. Continuing to do otherwise promises to take the joy of teaching and learning out of the classroom to the detriment of both teachers and students.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY High-stakes testing counter productive Brackets leave time for little else President Obamas My Brothers Keeper plan READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Unrealistic generationRecently, I read that the present generation says they are smarter than any generation preceding it. I guess that shows the present generation is not too realistic, and living in a world called la, la land. Examples; they cant write cursive, spell, do math without a calculator, they use drugs, do drinking binges, use guns, smoke pot, many going to jail for violent crimes, theyre lost without computers, I Pads, I Phones, the Internet, theyre poorly educated. Theyve achieved nothing, except being a liability on society. Now the generations before the current one, which includes the greatest generation, of which Im one, have accomplished the following: founded this country, won the revolutionary war, won the war of 1812, the union was preserved by the Civil war, won WW 1, and WWII, persevered in the longest war in our history, yes, the Korean war, fought in Vietnam, and also created the computer age, discovered new drugs which are now saving millions of lives, put a man in space and a man on the moon, and much more. Top that! If we refer back to the first paragraph, which todays generation may not know what a paragraph might be, all the current generation has succeeded in doing, cant read above a third grade level, are being a blight to society, trying to denigrate this country, and in general, arent too bright. Bill Ford Ocala LETTER TO THE EDITOR PLEASESEESMITH, PAGE9

PAGE 9

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com has been [that] I am my brothers keeper. Obama claimed that year that his efforts to help working-class and poor Americans by extending unemployment insurance, improving education, doubling the funding for LIHEAP (a home heating assistance program), increasing the child tax credit, Pell grants for college students, and the earned-income tax credit were all motivated by his belief that I am my brothers keeper. Exhorting Americans to combat human trafficking at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2012, Obama invoked the story of the Good Samaritan. Recognizing that we are our brothers keepers, he proclaimed, weve got to bind up peoples wounds. In his 2012 Christmas message, Obama declared, a child born in a stable brought our world a redeeming gift of peace and salvation. This message speaks to us to this daythat we are called to love each other as we love ourselves, that we are our brothers keeper [this is] a message that guides my Christian faith. Obamas faith has been very controversial and misunderstood. He has testified frequently to his belief in Jesus Christ as his savior and Lord, especially in his speeches at the annual national prayer breakfast, but he has rarely attended church as president. Obamas faith is difficult to decipher because various streamsthe African-American church, the Social Gospel movement, mainline Protestantism, and evangelicalismhave all helped shape it. He shares the greatest affinity with progressive Protestants and socially liberal evangelicals who view assisting the least of these as the highest biblical social priority. The disparate assessments of Obamas faith by politically conservative and liberal Christians stem largely from their sharp disagreement over what responsibilities the Bible assigns to government and whether government programs or private projects and acts can best alleviate poverty. The president has chosen a strange text as his principle biblical themethe words are Cains response to God in Genesis 4 after murdering his brother Abelam I my brothers keeper? Nevertheless, the Bible clearly teaches that we are responsible for helping one another and that those with wealth, power, and privileges are specially called to aid those who are struggling. Therefore, recognizing the huge challenges confronting African-American and Latino boys and young men today, and the pivotal role private groups will play in Obamas initiative, we should all applaud and support it.Dr. Gary Scott Smith chairs the history department at Grove City College and is a fellow for faith and the presidency with The Center for Vision & Values. He is the author of Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Heaven in the American Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2011). SMITHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with games beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a Fish Fry on the second and fourth Fridays of every month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor chicken wings and/or shrimp baskets every first and third Fridays of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the Canteen provided by: Bubbilicious March 21 and Ken Jackson and March 22. 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. Saturday, April 5, 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 presold only. See the Canteen server for your tickets. Easter Dinner Saturday, April 19, ham with all the fixins, 4:30 to 6. See your canteen server for your tickets. Sign up books are out for Buddy Poppy Drive. Please donate a couple hours of your time. See book for the many locations and times available. Dates are May 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781, 9401 SW 110th St. Telephone 352-873-4781. For members and guests. VFW Post 4781 events Passover greetings were included letting our personnel know that they are remembered over these special holidays. These games will help pass the long and lonely hours of our service people and we are grateful for the support of kind people such as Billie who give of themselves for our troops. Find Wilma on facebook and amazon.com.Movie NightCaptain Phillips is the scheduled feature for Movie Night on Tuesday, April 1. Tom Hanks stars in this true life story of Captain Richard Phillips of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama when it was taken over by Somali pirates. Filled with action and drama this story will quicken your pulse and tug at your heart strings all at the same time. Enjoy comfortable seating; popcorn and lemonade and a top ranked new movie all for free in our climate controlled clubhouse. Of course you are welcome to bring your own treats if you wish. This movie is rated PG 13 so there should be no problem with our residents getting in to see it. Come out and enjoy.Fantastic Sing-a-LongYour Cherrywood Songbirds are holding a special Sing-a-Long event on Wednesday, April 2 so come out and join in this debut event. Admission is free for all our residents and friends and the caliber of music is top notch. Join your voices with those of the Song Birds as they sing familiar show tunes and music that we all know and love. Director Vince Basile will be your host with accompanist Frank Juarbe on the keyboard for this one of kind musical adventure. The Songbirds performance begins at 2 in the afternoon so bring your friends and family and some refreshments too if you wish and come out for this great time. Back in the day it would have been called a Hootenanny but us modern folks know it as a Sing-a-Long; by any name, it nothing but fun. Cribbage ClubJoin the wild and crazy members of our Cribbage Club on Mondays at 12:30 in the card room of the clubhouse. If youve never played before, youll find many willing and able teachers and if you are an accomplished player; you have a good chance of beating the rest of us but we will give you some competition albeit in the spirit of good fun. Crazy; Whacky; Fashion ShowBack by popular demand is our Crazy Whacky Fashion Show. This event was a big hit last year and this year is shaping up to be even better. Our wonderful models; men and women; have a limited budget and using their stylish sense of fashion; put together outfits they feel will please and win admiration from the audience. Well, at least thats the goal. Some of the outfits are daring; some chic and high brow; and some are just down right funny but all are eligible for prizes and the appreciation of a well entertained group of on lookers. Tickets are only $2 for this annual riot of an event so see Geri today and make sure youll have a chair for this dazzling show. Rumor has it that Joannie will be back this year to introduce the models and describe their ensembles. See you on Friday, April 11 from 1 until 3 for a super time.Ladies LunchAll of the ladies of Cherrywood are invited and encouraged to come out for the monthly ladies luncheon in the clubhouse. The next lunch will be Wednesday April 9 at noon. Each lady is asked to bring a dish to pass; a place setting for themselves and a smile. Our ladies know how to cook so you will get a delicious meal and have a great time socializing with your friends and neighbors. Our new residents are especially encouraged to attend. We have a great group of gals who are friendly; laugh a lot and who are genuinely good people. Bring your appetite and your sense of humor along with a dish to pass. Youll be glad you did when you see how much fun these luncheons are.TriviaWatch here for Trivia Night on April 16. Donna James will be bringing the questions to tease and please our contestants. It only costs a dollar to play so gather up a team or come by yourself and join friends and neighbors as they try to answer the titillating and mentally stimulating questions. Prize money and bragging rights accompany the winners through the entire month so bring your best game and join us. All proceeds for Trivia Night go to the Patriot Dog Project.From your reporter Special thanks to Ardie Heape for covering the paper these past five weeks. As you all know, she did a fantastic job reporting our Cherrywood news and giving me a break to catch up on some personal business. I am deeply grateful to her and promise all her fans that she will be back. As she said, this is a now a team effort. Easter is coming and our snowbirds will be leaving soon but we have a lot of events coming up in the near future that they will be able to attend along with our year around residents. There is one event I would like to call special attention to even though it isnt a Cherrywood function. Im speaking of an event that a group called The Compassionate Friends is sponsoring. Compassionate Friends was organized to assist families who have had the indefinable sorrow of losing a child. On April 26, at 3 in the afternoon; they will hold a Butterfly & Balloon Picnic at Erwins Farm behind the Veterinarian Clinic at 10725 SE 36th Ave. in Belleview. This is an opportunity for loved ones to celebrate the life of their beloved little one by releasing balloons and butterflies; singing songs and reciting poetry. Registration for this event closes on April 7 so contact Betty at 35-245-4798; Bill at 352-522-0768 or Norellen at 352369-6665 as soon as possible. These people will be happy to provide information and to take your reservation. You can also contact these individuals if you would like to learn how you can provide support for the Ocala Chapter of Compassionate Friends. I know the people of Cherrywood will help because thats what we do. If you have any comments; suggestions or ideas for this section of your Citizen Newspaper please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Its always good to hear from you. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 000HP93 7651 SW Hwy 200, Suite 103 (Near Oasis restaurant, between Publix & Lowes) Circle Square Plaza 352-854-2033 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM -6 PM Sat. 8 AM -2 PM Sofie, Dee, Edward, Angela Expires 4/10/14 Perm, Cut & Style $55 Senior Mans Haircut $10 For Appt. Call (352) 854-4017 000HP9L STOP THE PAIN with Laser Pain Relief A Revolutionary Super Pulsed Laser Technology for treatment of pain & injuries. Also offering Medicupping along with advanced balance programs. Timberridge 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 2000, Ste. 2001, Ocala, FL 10405 N. Sherman Dr., Citrus Springs, FL www.eldiablogolf.com000HILA FREE GOLF! Play An y Day in Mar ch at full ra te & Get a FREE ROUND in May June July or A ugust Book Your Tee Time Now! DIREC TAX Call Gene Hester for Appointment at 237-5330 Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW St. Rd. 200, Suite 111 Ocala, FL 34476 000H4Q4 Gene Hester/Raymond James State & Fed. Returns Lowest Prices E-File & Rapid Refunds Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000HN7A Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000HPDV FL Seller Of T ravel 13519 Sarasota Beach, Aug. 18-21, 3 nights Back by popular demand, Sandcastle Resort-Lido Beach, 7 meals, theater $425 pp Clearwater Sat., Sept. 6 Early bird dinner theater Greater T una, Buffet Lunch, $80 pp Chicago, Sept. 13-21, 9 days Great stops along the way 14 meals, tour of Chicago & cruise on Lake Michigan, $789 pp Nashville Show Trip, Oct. 19-25, 7 days Grand Ole Opry 2 shows, 10 meals, tours, $625 pp Marlene Kaiser OTOW resident 843-4133 marlenekaiser@yahoo.com 000HMFG E-bay Specialists Gary Wilson & Mary OBrien everythingunderthesun4u@hotmail.com 352-861-6991 352-229-4124 Everything Under The Sun We do the work for you. John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS 9045 SW HWY 200 Ocala, Florida 34481 352-861-9473 Specializing in the like-new car, without the new car price! Come see us and see why buying a new car never makes sense! Dont Worry Buy with confidence! All Wise Way vehicles are certified! www.wisewayautoinc.com Auto Sales, Inc. Family Owned & Operated Since 1999 South Marion Citizens readers Choice Poll #1 Used Car Dealer for 7 Consecutive Years! Mention this ad and get 3 years of FREE service with your next vehicle purchase! 000HIST 000HNE7 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 100% Guaranteed Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services Carpet & Upholster y Cleaning Services 2 4 Hour Emergency Wa ter Removal!!! Carpet Dries F ast 1-2 Hours Tile & Grout Carpet Stretching Uphols tery W ater Ex traction Air Duct Cleaning 35% OFF TILE CLEANING Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. 3 ROOMS & HALLW AY $ 65 00 Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. CARPET STRET CHING OR REPAIR 25% OFF Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charg e applies. T oll Free 866-44 3-17 66 Local 352-503-209 1 www .ThuraClean.com Only 30% OFF AREA RUG CLEANING Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. coupon required coupon required coupon required coupon required 000HGZZ Massage Therapy Manual L ymphatic Drainage at Jasmine Plaza 30 min. $ 25 60 min. $40 90 min. $60 By appointment only 352-620-4298 Lic. Massage Therapist Penny Chester -Reilly Lic. #MM31909 000HP3E Locally Owned IP Resort $169 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $189 pp/dbl SOT #36723 Biloxi Ca$ino Tours 3 Nights April 21-24, May 19-22 Chance to win $50 CASH 352-840-0333 www.LauraKaneTravel.com Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus ONE FREE TRIP GIVEN AW AY EACH MONTH 000HP26 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm O CALA G OLF C ART 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned Garage Floor Mat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 49 High Speed Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Sunbrella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 119 Mag Wheels 10in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 349 Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee the Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries $4,995 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned $4,995 Now Offering Sleekline Yamaha Great Prices, Best Selection 6-V 6 PACK $399 8-V 6 PACK $499 6-V T605 only $539 8-V T875 only $599 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala AS K AB OU T NO M ON EY D OW N VA O R FH A FI NA NC IN G 000HOVP Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! PLEASE CALL TO HAVE YOUR HOUSE APPRAISED FOR A NEW LISTING! 2/2/1 FRAME HOME with aluminum siding. House is completely remodeled, new carpet and new high toilets, home has new coat of paint and is ready to move in. All appliances included, located in a gated 55+ community with many activities for the residents. MLS 398597 $54,000 2/2/2 FRAME HOME with carpet and vinyl on floors, has breakfast nook to enjoy your backyard. newer roof and air, nice landscaping and good curb appeal, located in a gated 55+ community. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, good place to retire to. MLS 403758 $73,500 2/2/1 WITH VINYL SIDING, indoor laundry, all appliances included, newer range and refrigerator, 9/14 enclosed lanai, home has new paint. Very private location with woods in backyard, gated 55+ community, fenced area for your pets. MLS 399195 $58,500 VERY WELL MAINTAINED 2/2/1 home, all appliances included, new tile floor in living area, glass enclosed 9/14 lanaiwith tile floor. Also includes a tile patio. Home is move-in condition, landscaped and located in a gated 55+ community. MLS 401156 $65,900 2/2/1 HOME FEATURES A GREAT ROOM, opens to kitchen, dining and living room, completely remodeled. New oak cabinets and countertop. Home is handicapped friendly, large 20/9 Florida room, indoor laundry, newer roof and air located in a guarded 55+ community. MLS 383919 $54,900 2/2/1 FRAME AND VINYL HOME, tile in kitchen, laundry room and baths, new carpet in bedrooms. Fresh paint, upgraded baths, new appliances in kitchen, new windows and new roof, new frontdoor location, and is in a gated 55 community. Landscaped and ready to move in. MLS 390468 $65,000

PAGE 10

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Imade the mistake the other night of complaining out loud. It is one thing to complain under your breath so that nobody hears you or knows what you are complaining about. But when you complain out loud, then you run the chance of somebody hearing you. The somebody I was most concerned about was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Some things are meant to be kept to yourself and for obvious reasons. For some reason, who knows what it was, I let my guard down and vocalized my complaining. I must confess that it rather caught me off guard. What are you complaining about, my wife said directing the question to me. At first, I did not know what she was talking about because I did not realize that I was vocalizing my complaints. All I could say at the time was, Did I say that out loud? My wife has a delicate way of backing me in a corner where I have to say what is on my mind. Fortunately, I do not have much of a mind for anything to get on. Unfortunately, my tongue is not attached to anything and so it is looseygoosey. What I was complaining about were all the crazy people, particularly on television. Just when you think you have seen the most crazy thing, something else or someone else takes the lead in the race to crazyville. Since my wife asked me, I let go on a very eloquent rant against crazy. At this point, I forget the exact crazy that set me off. But it does not matter. If it were not one thing, it would be another thing. I have tried throughout my life to be an equal crazy complainer. If you are crazy, you can be sure I am going to complain about you. You, in particular, my wife was directing this toward me, ought to be quite thankful about all of the crazy people in the world. That set me off on another rant. I am not thankful for the crazy people in this world. The less crazy people the better I am going to like it. And I made the mistake of telling her exactly what I thought about that. We do not need more crazy people, I argued. Someone in Congress ought to pass a law against crazy. While I said that, it occurred to me that most of the crazy people are in Congress. I do not want more crazy people in this world. Enough is enough already, move on. Really, my wife argued, you ought to be happy about all the crazy people in the world. In praise of being crazy Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE11 Yesterday was the first day of spring. Already trees have started budding and flowers blooming. Hopefully, the weather up north has improved so that snowstorms and freezing rain have ended and they can expect a nice springtime. With a spring in our step we travel down Pun Alley for some seasonal tales.A soft smellJohn had spent months waiting impatiently for signs of spring. When the first warm, sunny day arrived, he eagerly stepped onto their patio deck. The sight of green sprouts and the sounds of singing birds pleased him. More than anything else, he delighted in the sweet aroma of the spring air. He beckoned to his wife to join him. She quietly brought him back to earth when she mentioned that he was standing in front of the dryer vent, inhaling the scent of fabric softener.Spring singLast summer an old New England industrial town decided it was time to clean up the local waterway. Engineers built a series of diversionary trenches to capture some of the solid pollutants. During the winter these trenches all froze. With spring here and the ice melting, the vastly increased concentration of pollutants in these trenches is causing a great obnoxious odor in the neighborhood, prompting locals to start singing that famous old song, A River Ditch Aroma.Spring thinkingAt breakfast the golfers wife said, Now just because the weather is pretty today, dont think youre going to sneak off and play golf all day. Honey, he said, dont get upset. Golf is the furthest thing from my mind. Would you please pass the toast and putter?Spring flingsIn the spring boys begin to feel gallant and the girls begin to feel buoyant. Watermelons are so juicy because they are planted in the spring. The other day I went to the bookstore to buy a dictionary. The clerk showed me a really cheap one. I couldnt find the words to thank him. Spring is a kangaroos favorite season. In the spring jolly farmers say, hoe, hoe, hoe. When you cross a four-leaf clover and poison ivy you get a rash of good luck. After a hard winter, relief comes to the trees in the spring. The college kids call it spring break. Their parents, however, call it spring broke. Farmers and golfers can now start their spring plowing. The two bedbugs that fell in love got married in the spring.Spring breakTraveling in the south during spring break a group of Yale students stopped at a traffic light near a man sitting on a porch. He asked, Where you boys from? Yale, they replied. The man stood up and yelled, WHERE YOU BOYS FROM?Spring stepping?Look at this mess! roared an angry customer at a local cafe, pointing to his squashed doughnut. Its just as you ordered it, sir, the waitress replied. You told me to bring you coffee and a doughnut and step on it.Spring cleaningDuring the Spring Break, a freshman brought a semesters worth of dirty laundry home to wash. Soon after stepping into the laundry room, he shouted to his mom, What setting do I use on the washing machine? It depends. What does it say on your shirt? FSU.Spring jumpWith springtime in the air two guys were hiking in a wooded area when they came upon a large sinkhole. Curious about its depth, they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, but they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing. They searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole. The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area and they said that one had just jumped into the sinkhole in front of them. The man replied, Oh no. That couldnt be my goat; mine was tied to a railroad tie. Spring is in the air Pun Alley Dick Frank 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 000GUM1 1.7 miles west of I-75 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 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. 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 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countr ysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Nursery pr ovided Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000H3AH Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. W orship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P. M. We dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000H8CF 000GUYF 1 1251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: T ues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net 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 000HIQP PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles We st of I-75 Wo rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000H8GU 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 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 Conard L. Chambers Senior Minister Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 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 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 AVI D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000GYLQ Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000HG9R Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Co-Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 000HOPT 000HI3G For information & Tee Times 352.629.7980 www.OcalaNational.com #300 Located on Hwy 27 across from Golden Ocala 4782 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482 G OLF & L UNCH S PECIAL 18 Holes, Cart Fee, Lunch V alid through Mar. 31, 2014. Must present coupon. Offer may not be utilized with other offers. T ee times may be made up to 7 days in advance of the date of play $37 00 +tax BEFORE 1:00PM (Deli sandwich, chips, and soft drink) $32 00 +tax Includes Lunch Wi thout Lunch $32 00 +tax AFTER 1:00PM (Deli sandwich, chips, and soft drink) $29 00 +tax Includes Lunch Wi thout Lunch Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 yearsThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 237-9225W.E. BISHOP JR.Attorney At Law ESTA TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTA TE CORPORATIONS NO CHARGE FOR INITIAL CONSULT ATION Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 000HOLO BOTTLE OF WINE WITH $50 PURCHASE. EXCLUDES BEER, CIGARETTES AND LOTTO. EXPIRES 3/28/14. NEW STORE IN JASMINE PLAZA 6160 SW Hw y. 200, Ocala, 509-4983 Captain Morgan 1.75 Reg. $22.99 NOW $20.99 Smirnoff 1.75 Reg. $22.99 NOW $19.99 Silver Patron 375ml Reg. $26.99 NOW 2 FOR $39.99 Popov V odka 1.75 Reg. $15.49 NOW $13.99 Crown Royal 1.75 Reg. $45.99 NOW $40.99 Crown Royal 750 Reg. $23.99 NOW $20.99 HUGE SELECTION OF BEER, LIQUOR AND WINE Mardi Gras Homosassa Style Saturday March 22 Y ulee Dr., Old Homosassa, FL 9 AM 6 PM Parade Starts at 10 AM Shrimp, Food, Beer & W ine, V endors, Kids Zone, Arts & Crafts Rotar y Club of Homosassa Springs Supported by: 000HJWB Ameriprise Financial Fresh from Florida Crystal Automotive The Freezer Gildans The Shed Neon Leons DiscoverCitrusCounty.com FDS Disposal Suncoast Plumbing Citrus 95.3/The Fox 96.7 Homosassa Printing Homosassa Wildlife Park Live Music Cash Prizes Info call 352-201-2520 or go to www.shrimpapalooza.com 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 A wayFrom-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. 000HNW A $100 $100 $100 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Promotional Promotional Discount to all Discount to all Attendees Attendees REDS RESTAURANT 8411 N. SR 200 Tuesday, March 25 10:00 AM OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy 200 Wednesday, March 26 3:30 PM WOLFYS RESTAURANT 2159 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thursday, April 3 3:30 PM

PAGE 11

the Citizen. Also be advised that the sale date shown last week for Christmas at Gaylord Palms should have read Friday, March 28 at the Island Club. It is also shown incorrectly in the Blue brochure. April ticket sale dates are as follows and always from 8 to 9 a.m.: April 1 at the Orchid Club Trip 4 Starlite Cruise 5 Victory Casino 8 Victory Casino 19Biltmore Estate April 4 at the Island Club Trip 3 Forever Plaid 16 Murder Mystery Train April 5 at the Island Club Trip 7 The Greater Tuna 12St Augustine Outlets April 8 at the Orchid Club Trip 6 Kiss Me Kate 18 Dirty DancingBaby Boomers ClubMark your calendar for upcoming events !! Tuesday, April 8 were going to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. Ticket sales are Monday, March 24 in the Orchid Club Lobby. $22 pp. Friday, April 25 brings the Baby Boomers Spring Dance, featuring Oak Runs own DJ Nicky-B spinning the tunes. Ticket sales are Saturdays, April 5 and 12. $5 members, $7 guests from 9 to 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. Saturday, March 29. We also have a few spots open for the Boomers Bowling Outing. Bowling will be at AMF Galaxy West Lanes 2 p.m. and the After Party will be at the Orchid Club starting at 5 p.m. To sign up for Bowling call Barry or Mary Ann 352-289-1604. Please see more details on the Boomers Blog.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfAfter 2 days of competition, March 11 and March 13, we crowned the Presidents Cup champion! It is Kathy Kollar. Kathy played so great on both days and took 1st place. The other ladies who had good games are: 2nd(tie) Chris Orndorff, and Joanne Welch, 3rdSylvia Zappia, 4th-Maureen Edwards, 5th-Janet Tully, 6th(tie) Mary Kay Frandsen and Joanne Ellis. Winners of the daily play are: March 11: 1st Flight: 1-Sylvia Zappia, 2Elsa Berbig, 3-Joanne Ellis 2nd Flight:1-Chris Orndorff, 2-Maureen Edwards, 3-Joanne Welch 3rd Flight: 1-Kathy Kollar, 2(tie)Sharon Scrivens and Janet Tully Closest to the pin: Sylvia Zappia March 13: 1st Flight: 3 tied for 1st: Joanne Ellis, Sylvia Zappia and Judy Klein 2nd Flight: 1-Joanne Welch, 2-Maureen Edwards, 3(tie) Chris Orndorff and Salita Timmermeyer 3rd Flight: 1-Kathy Kollar, 2-Kim Hessel, 3(tie) Mary Kay Frandsen and Janet Tully Closest to the pin: Patty Dougherty What a great tournament, ladies!Well that is it for this week. If you see me around one of the activities, please stop and say hello. Dont forget yummy pancakes tomorrow. Keep all the ticket sales dates on your calendars. Dont forget be kind to one another and you will be happier. Laura Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com At this point, I was tempted to direct my complaining toward her. But you know what that would mean, and so do I. I finally broke down and asked her what in the world she was talking about. One of the things I have learned throughout the years of marital bliss is that if you ask your wife to tell you something, she will do it. But I was desperate at this time and I needed a little bit of clarification. She looked at me, paused as if she was collecting her thoughts and then said, You should be thankful that there are so many crazy people out in the world. The more crazy people there are, the more you are going to fit in. If for some reason we could eliminate all the crazy people in the world you would be a very lonely person. She continued her explanation by saying, Every crazy person takes the focus away from you. If there were not enough crazy people out in the world people would be focusing on you and complaining about how crazy you are. You do not have to hit me over the head with a hammer. That is the thing about my wife. When she is right, she is right. At least it gave me a new perspective on the world around me. Also, a new appreciation for crazy. I began to see her point of view, as humbling as it was, and realize that crazy has a place. As I further thought about this, I began to realize that everybody is crazy only in different areas of their life. Some peoples crazy is more noticeable than others, but everybody has that crazy gene. I guess that is what makes us human. After some deep reflection on the subject, I have come to the point where I want to praise crazy. I never thought of it along this line, but everybody has the right to change his or her mind about anything. Personally, I would like to change my mind for one that really works. One mans crazy is another mans delight. What is crazy to one person may be something rather important and enjoyable to another. After all, who am I to say what is crazy and what is not crazy. It is important to find someone else with something that you can truly appreciate. I thought about that and what Solomon said, Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones (Proverbs 3:7-8). Instead of spending so much time complaining about other people, I need to exercise the fine art of appreciation and learn how to praise people on their terms.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 West Marion Moose Lodge activities Friday, March 21: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment Barry and Sandra, Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall. Saturday, March 22: Steak Night $10, Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Social Quarters. Sunday, March 23: Breakfast 911:30 a.m. (made to order eggs, bacon, omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy) Nascar Sunday with a potluck from 3-5 p.m.. lodge will provide pulled pork Monday, March 24: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 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, March 26: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27: 1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., 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, March 28: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Nashville Recording Artist Willie Crisel 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. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Read the classifieds Easter Seals launches redesigned websiteEaster Seals Florida (ESF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.easterseals.com/florida/. The recently re-designed site provides users with easier access to information about ESFs unparalleled services and programs for persons with disabilities and special needs, and their families. The new website features larger navigation buttons, more vibrant images and quick access to the non-profits social media sites, like Facebook and YouTube. The revamped website demonstrates ESFs continued focus on its clients and their families, by recognizing the need for technological updates and advancements. We wanted the new site to be easy to use, as some of our clients do not have fine motor skills, said Sue Ventura, president and CEO of Easter Seals. The new platform allows for those with limited vision and cognitive difficulties to find what they are looking for just as easily as those with finely honed computer skills. ESF new website is modeled after Easter Seals Nationals website; users on both sites will experience similar functions and layout, which will allow for easier accessibility to information on programs and services. ESF serves 40 of the states 67 counties. Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HNFC 000HK2F 000HOQE 8441 SW Highway 200 Ste. 101, Ocala, FL 352.237.2240 Mon-Fri. 9-5 Saturday 10-2 www.GemGalleriaJewelers.com Gem Galleria Jewelers for lifes special moments Prices Are Back Up BUYING GOLD & SIL VER Sell or Trade For New Jewelr y Fine Jewelry W atches Giftware Repairs Appraisals Al Sickle 208-5664 000HOZ1 MLS # 404406 EXPANDED PINE MODEL Workshop, Florida Room, Nice Landscape New carpet in bedrooms Tile all other areas Handicapped bathroom Dot Baker 207-8399 OPEN HOUSE_SUNDAY March 23, 2014 1:00 to 2:00 pm PINE RUN ESTATES 8955 SW 104 PL_$54,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY March 23, 2014 1:00 to 2:00 pm ON TOP OF THE WORLD RESALES 8618A SW 91 PL $49,900 Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run Entrance. Pass Guard, first left, then first right. Home on Right. Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to OTOW entrance. R 85 Ter, L 97 St, R 87 Ave, R 91 Pl. Home on right. MLS # 404426 BIRMINGHAM END UNIT Upgraded well maintained New: AC 2010, Roof 2006 2bd, 2ba, 1cg, Family rm, Big eat-in Kitchen Formal Living-Dining Rm. 000HPE5 OPEN HOUSE OAK RUN THE PRESERVE Sunday, March 23, 2014 1:00-3:00 PM 7893 SW 115 Pl. Beautiful, light and bright, 2/2 with an office. Gorgeous home with all new appliances, double garage, brick paved driveway and patio. Backs up to wooded area for extra privacy. Lots of extras. A must see! $104,900 L ORI CORNELIUS Homerun Realty 352-274-0743 Cell 352-624-0935 Office 352-624-0942 Fax 000HJJX $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! Flowers $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! DISCOUNT DISCOUNT OUTLET STORE OUTLET STORE MON THRU SAT 9:00AM-6:00PM; SUN 11AM-5PM *PRICES GOOD ONLY AT THE OCALA SR 200 LOCATION ALL PRODUCTS THRIFT STORE QUALITY OR BETTER 6285 SW SR 200 OCALA, FL 352-237-2180 352-237-2180 99 6 p ac k Ta sty ka ke Pec an Sw ir ls 6 p ac k Ta sty ka ke Des se rt Cu ps BR EADS BU NS ROLLS 99 DAI LY 000HIZZ Privately Owned & Operated. Call our of fice today for special pricing if transferring from a closed of fice. Complete Dental Services V isit our web site at: CarolinaDentures.net

PAGE 12

The generations who are not retired talk about balancing work, play, and learning. Most of us are lucky in that work for us is not part of the equation. Were lucky that we dont need to rush to meet deadlines. Most of the time there is every good reason for us to live our days feeling calm and peaceful. Although most of us encounter health issues from time to time, we should be grateful that we mainly can spend our days the way we want. Our lives are good most of the time and our attitudes should reflect that.Travel ToppersNew brochure is out. Pick one up right away as we have a great extended day trip that we expect will fill up quickly: Inge has arranged a fantastic trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the International Balloon Fiesta Oct. 3-8. Trip includes three nights in Albuquerque and two nights in Santa Fe, which is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Held since 1972, it is the largest hot air festival in the world and features 750 hot air balloons. You will see the launch in the morning and also see them light up from the inside at night. It is sure to be a fantastic sight. There will be guided sightseeing tours in both cities. Flight will depart from Tampa Airport. Deposit is $250 pp. Insurance highly recommended. Seats are limited so book ASAP. For full details call Inge Gaitch at 352-237-7428, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. Getting very close to cut off date for Mothers Day trip to the Show Palace to see Wizard Of Oz. Call Allan Rickards at 352-390-3075, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. For Fathers Day paddle wheeler cruise on the St. Johns River, call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533. Enjoy three-hour cruise with sit-down dinner, sightseeing, entertainment and commentary by the captain.OTOW Theatre GroupOne week from today at 7 p.m., the first of our three shows will be on the Recreation Building stage. Something Old, Something New has something for everyone. At $8 for reserved and $6 for general seating, this is the best value for money. Your support helps us fund an annual scholarship for a deserving student of Drama and the Arts at the College of Central Florida. You can buy tickets on Monday and Wednesday at the H&R building, 8 to 10 a.m. or turn up at the door on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 for a 7 p.m. show and Sunday, March 30 for a 3 p.m. show. See you there. Call 352-732-0706 for Anne if you have questions.Master the PossibilitiesThere are 35 programs scheduled to begin next week. The majority have some openings. With fascinating lectures on a variety of topics, you should really take another look at that Master the Possibilities catalog. You can view it on line at masterthepossibilities.com and register on line too! There will be a special showing of the Academy Award winning film, Years a Slave on March 24 at 1 p.m. This has been moved to the Circle Square Cultural Center to accommodate the demand. It is free and open to all!100 GrandparentsThe 100 Grandparents and the children, wish to say a big thank you to Barbara Greenwood for 12 years of service to the children of Romeo School. Barbara has been the guiding light of this group that reads each month of the school year. She has always made sure every month that there was someone available to read to each and every class in the school. She is stepping down as organizer of the group. But, will keep reading as always. Evelyn Holiday has stepped forward to take her place. Holiday has been a reader with the group for three years. We know her and will support her as we did Barbara. Thank you to both these fine ladies.Line DanceThe OTOW H&R Ballroom was the setting for a line dance festival on Saturday, March 15. Ira Weisburd taught 18 new line dances to about 75 dancers. Ira has instructed dancers in Asia, Australia, Canada, Israel, and the U.S. Lions ClubApril 25 is the second annual Recycled Trashy Fashion Show. It is going to be one big night of Fashions from some very beautiful models. Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Theatre Group to present Something Old, Something New OTOW Happenings June Roberta Line dancers at OTOW follow the lead of instructor Ira Weisburd. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE29 We Give You Better Quality, Better Variety, Fair Pricing and Factory Warranties (where applicable)! 8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481On SR 200 At The Entrance To On Top Of The WorldMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 352-854-2060 FA CT ORY AUTHORIZED DEALER Fast F riendly & Professional Servic e W e Servic e All Brands Factory Authorized Dealer*In Stock Units Only As Low As$6,9952013 CLUB C AR PRECEDENTFull F act ory Warrant y NEW 10% OFFExpires 2/28/14. Must pr esent coupon. C annot be combined with an y other offer or coupon.Expires 2/28/14. Full set only Must pr esent coupon. Cannot be c ombined with any other off er or coupon.Expires 2/28/14. All new no blems Must pr esent coupon. Cannot be combined with an y other offer or coupon. T rip char ge may apply .NEED BATTERIES?FREE Installation with Purchase of F ull Set T-105 6-VOLT$643T-875 8-VOLT$673T-1275 12-VOL T$683Full S et$25OFFAny 8 DO T Tir es or Any 10 Aluminum Wheel DO T Tir es 15% OFFTIRE SALEAny Repair or Tune Up on Any Br and! (Electric or G as) We Give You Better Qualit y, Better V ariety F air Pricing and Fact ory Warr anties (where applicable)! 8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481On SR 200 At The Entrance To On Top Of The World 352-854-2060 FA CT ORY AUTHORIZED DEALER Fast F riendly & Professional Servic e W e Servic e All Brands Factory Authorized Dealer 10% OFFExpires 3/28/14. Must present c oupon. Cannot be c ombined with any other off er or coupon. Expires 3/28/14. All new, no blems. Must present c oupon. Cannot be c ombined with any other off er or coupon. T rip char ge may apply .NEED BATTERIES?FREE Installation with Purchase of F ull Set T-105 6-VOLT$643T-875 8-VOLT$673T-1275 12-VOL T$683Full S et$25OFF Expires 3/28/14. Full set only Must pr esent coupon. Cannot be c ombined with any other off er or coupon.Any 8 DO T Tir es or Any 10 Aluminum Wheel DO T Tir es Full S et Only 15% OFFTIRE SALEAny Repair or P art000HPCGMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 20% OFFwith Purchase of Any G olf Car in Our Sho wro om(In-Sto ck Units ONLY!)Expires 3/28/14. Expires 3/28/14.Standard or C omprehensiv e $500 OFF TUNE UPSPECIAL Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000HOLP TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000HOAI Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 8810 SW Hwy 200, Ocala FL 34481 854-1000 www .carminesocala.com 000HM35 Carmines Monday Friday Lunch Special 10:30-3pm Take Out Only 14 PIZZA $ 7 95 Dine In CHICKEN PARMIGIANA $ 7 95 000HJBV Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDAY SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $7.50 711193 Taste The Be st Taste The Best Tas te The Best Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000HP2A Stop By For A V isit & See Why VOT ED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 Esta te Planning Wills Trusts Real Esta te Proba te Corpora tions Medicaid Qualifying Tax L aw 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000H92Q 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Befor e you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000HNMB R&L Auto Detailing $ 29 95 Call for A pp t. 875-6486 6895 SW Hwy. 200 4 Miles West of I-75 ... because your car deserves better. Reg. $ 39 95 SPRING SPECIAL: HAND WASH & WAX Includes Windows, Vacuum Carpets, Wheel Treatment, Tire Shine & Door Jams WORLD CLASS SERVICE SINCE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

PAGE 13

day, March 7 through April 11, the dinners will be served from 4:30 to 6. The menu is baked or fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, roll and butter and dessert. Ticket cost (not including beverage) is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12 and may be purchased at the door. Takeouts will be available as usual. All are invited to come and enjoy a good meal and fellowship. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m. Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m. Spanish service 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. Thursday: Spanish Bible study, 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Contact at 352-291-2080 or www.crossroadscog.net.First CongregationalPainting The Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith is the topic of this years Lenten Series at First Congregational Church, which will be held in the Enrichment Center (7171 SW State Road 200), Wednesdays at noon to April 9. Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. The DVD series features more than a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers who will guide us through a journey of discovery that we are not separate from the creativity that produced us. Following the discussion, a light lunch will be served.Peace LutheranPeace Lutheran Church at 7201 South Highway 41, five miles north of Dunnellon, is beginning the celebration of the season of Lent which leads us through Holy Week to Easter. This year Pastor McKee is using The Lords Prayer as the midweek and Holy Week theme. The Wednesday services will be at noon, preceded by Bible Study at 10 a.m., and pot-luck lunch at 11:15 a.m. Future topics will be: March 26, noon, Thy Will Be Done, on Earth as It Is in Heaven, John 4:5, 39 April 2, noon, Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread, John 9:1, 13, 34 April 9, noon, Forgive Us Our Trespasses . John 11:1 April 17, 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday, Lead Us Not into Temptation, Luke 22:39 April 18, 7 p.m., Good Friday, Deliver Us from Evil, Luke 23:46 The Easter Sunday celebration service, on April 20, will be at 10 a.m. The family of Peace Lutheran Church, The Church on the Hill, welcomes Dunnellon and surrounding communities to join them for all of the services, to fellowship, and to focus on the events leading up to the Last Supper, Christs betrayal, arrest, crucifixion, burial, and finally, His triumphant Easter morning resurrection. For information, contact the church office at 352489-5881, visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or visit Peace on Facebook at www.TinyURL.com/Peace4140. Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe annual Missions Conference is 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 23) morning service beginning at 10:45 a.m. During Sunday (March 23) 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. The Hyssongs are a family who have been singing together 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. Children programs 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. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.Joy Lutheran ChurchOn April 2, Jayne Elspermann, principal of West Port High School, will speak on Caring for the Children. On the last Wednesday, April 9, a Stephen Minister will speak on Caring for Each Other. The theme for the Sunday worship services (8:15 and 11 a.m.) during Lent, Pastor Edward L. Holloway, Jr. will relate his message to the gospel lessons on such subjects as), Invited (3/16), Understood (3/23), Healed (3/30), and Raised (4/6). All are welcome to attend these services. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is located on SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information contact the church office at 352-854-4509 ext.221.Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will be holding a Passover Seder at the Temple, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala on Monday night, April 14 at 6. A traditional Seder service will be conducted by our spiritual leader, Rabbi Harold Jaye followed by a full seder dinner. Choice of main course will be brisket or chicken. Cost per person is $28.50. For reservations or information call Elaine at 352-789-5617 or Anne at 352-245-1212. Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, March 21: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 21: The Perrys in Concert, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Benevolence fund Sunday. Tuesday, March 25: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 26: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, March 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 ChurchFriday, March 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 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. Sunday, March 30: This Sunday is National Friends Day at churches across the U.S. This is a special day for all Christians to invite family and friends who are not actively involved in a church to join them in their church. Lets make this a day when we fill our churches with those who have not discovered how important and what a wonderful experience attending a church can be. Saturday, April 5: Ladies come and enjoy a great time of fellowship and Spiritual renewal at the SWCC Ladies Mini Retreat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, music, a craft and more. If you have questions or just want to learn about angels, this retreat is for you. Please RSVP to Lucy Lieber at 352620-8058 by Sunday, March 30. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes the beloved old-time Gospel hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires, so that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you to come and visit with us to see if we are the church you are seeking. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (South off State Road 200), Ocala 34476, phone 352-861-9080.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 23 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 Reign of David Sweet Psalmist of Israel, The Auditorium Class is taught by Bill Wallett. In the 10:45 Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Ten Thousand Years. Our Pastor Randall Brown, will continue his series from the book of Nehemiah. Sunday evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.St. Jude CatholicAnthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. It is located on the north side of the building for your shopping convenience. The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one meets 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 March 23. Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in English through April 11 and at 7 p.m. in Spanish through April 18. Those in need of healing in body and spirit may attend the Healing Mass on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. A lunch will follow in the Parish Hall for those in attendance. Fish Dinners at St. Jude: St. Jude Catholic Community will start their Lenten fish dinners on Ash Wednesday, March 5, between 4 and 6. Starting FriReligion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE20 RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 000HG5U 000HIRD VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 000HOAL 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 03/28/14 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 03/28/14 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 03/28/14 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 Most Cars Freon Extra 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 Starting At $79.95 Parts Extra $ 10 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment YES . WE CAN ALIGN THAT! Most Cars. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 CV Axles $ 149 95 Per Side Starting At Most Cars. Pine Ave. Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At Must present coupon. & BUDGET MUFFLER T EE P EE T IRE WE KNOW TIRES! EXCLUSIVE, PRIVA TE, DOOR TO DOOR 352-641-0651 Licensed & Insured For Y our Safety ORLANDO & T AMPA AIRPOR TS Port Canaveral & T ampa Port Authority The Best Door to Door Fare s to Central Florida Air ports & Seapor ts from Ocala 000HKDY Private Door T o Door T ransfers to Orlando & T ampa Airports as W ell as Port Canaveral & T ampa Cruise Lines R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar 352-854-5570 www.ramunnolawfirm.com 000H0XV Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 24 years. Call to schedule an appointment Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Pre-Marital Agreements Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Blue Cross & Blue Shield T ri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Bone Density 87 3-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000H94W 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM FLU SHOT S Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Family Practice Dr. Lee, D.O. Dr. Peterzell, D.O. 000H8G5 Dr Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupunctur e N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon 352-489-4566 000HOEN www.rainbowsendgolfclub.com Aft er 3 pm Special Unlimit ed Golf til 7:30 pm $1 5.00 Includes Cart Expires 4/30/14 000HHCC 000HJEWTHANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The Work Gutter Cleaning Entire House CLEANMASTER26 Year s in Business Get Any 2 ServicesSame Day and SAVE! Only $50Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure RoofFREE ESTIMATES! Carpet Cleaning$18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamPer Room Sofa and Loveseat Furniture Cleaning$601 Chair Cleaned FREECall for details

PAGE 14

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Hello dear readers. It has been fun receiving all the following articles as it gives me a one up on the happenings around our community. I hope I never hear there is nothing to do and I am so bored. If you are, please read on.Troubadours at pancake breakfastThe Troubadours are gearing up for the spring concert to be performed at Palm Grove on April 10 and 11. The performances for both nights are at 7. Tickets are all general admission and are $5. You can purchase your tickets from any member. For a taste of the concert an ensemble has been put together for your listening pleasure to perform at the Pancake Breakfast on March 22, at which time tickets will also be sold. Please come out to Pancake Breakfast and listen to them. I will be there. Club ShalomClub Shalom had its Purim Party on Monday, March 10 at the Orchid Club. We told the story of Queen Esther along with noisemakers and eating the three cornered cookie called Hamantashen, depicting the three cornered hat worn by the evil Haman who tried to destroy the Jewish people. The courageous Queen Esther saved the Jews. It was a masquerade party with a prize given for the best costume. The delicious food was prepared by Shirley Gottfried, and set-up and cleanup was done by her very able committee. James Wynn was our M.C. A good time was had by all.Canine ClubThis months meeting is on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Island Club and will feature Beverly Carver, local SPCA president and supporter of the Patriot Pups program. Ms Carver will be accompanied by a trainer and dog to demonstrate the training involved. Meetings with visits from our four legged friends are always enjoyable, so plan to join us for an informative and fun evening out; refreshments and the 50/50 drawing will follow. Members may update their membership by paying their dues which is still only $5 per person. See you there.Do you remember?Tune in to Len Teitlers Do You Remember narrated by Anna Boodee, featuring Performing Arts Club of Oak Runs Christmas Party, on Dec. 9, 2013 following FYI. Looking back to the past, remembering friends will run March 21 to March 28 on Oak Runs community channel. Renaissance WomenPlease note the correct date of the next Renaissance Womens meeting is Sunday, March 30, not the 23rd. The Indoor Picnic will be the same day, March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Island Club. If interested in attending picnic, call Jessica at 352-873-4551. Any other questions call Nancy at 352237-6475.PACOR Performing ArtsLights will be going up soon on the Performing Arts Club of Oak Runs production of Rexs Exes. Ticket sales are going very well and the clubs ticket agents urge those interested to act this week. We have reserved seating still available for the evening shows and matinee and even a few spots at the prime rib dinner theater, says Linda Noel, Ticket Sales Chairperson. Each member of the cast is asking their neighbors to come out and enjoy the show. Marci Hutto of neighborhood 6 will be playing Cee Cee Windham. Gaynell Verdeen of Linkside is played by Marlena Yaich. The unstoppable Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen is played by our own unstoppable Bonnie Krieder who hales from neighborhood 6. Southern belle Peaches Verdeen Belrose is played by Dee Gragg of Eagles Point. LaMerle Verdeen Minshew is channeled by Roseanne Piscitelli of Fairway Oaks. A PACOR favorite character actor, Lou Winkleman from Timber Gate plays patriarch Aubrey Verdeen. EverOak Run Laura Smith Troubadours to give preview at pancake breakfast PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE15 The Right Care For Your Health Located on SW Highway 200 next to Hungry Howies, near Oak Run and IHOP 11115 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit #300, Ocala, FL 34481 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-6PM, SAT 9AM-2PM, SUN CLOSED Phone (352) 291-0177 Fax (352) 291-0199 MANAGED BY AN EXPERIENCED LOCAL PHARMACIST 000HN31 FREE GIFT WITH NEW OR TRANSFERRED PRESCRIPTIONS (Restrictions Apply) $3.50 Generics $1.25 Milk FREE DELIVERY COMPOUNDING The Perfect Combination Of Professional Knowledge & Personal Care Where You Are Treated Like Family Most Insurance Plans Accepted Discounted Prices for Senior Citizens Medication Adherence Service Medical Equipment & Supplies Robins Abraham, R.Ph., C.Ph. LET US FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION RITE CARE PHARMAC Y TENEMOS LOS PRECIOS MAS BAJOS LO WEST PRICES 00 0H PC V Are y ou thinking of selling your home? List your home with Julia and I will HELP Y OU ev ery step o f the wa y! J ul ia M cP he rs on ( 35 2) 89 507 22 CALL J ul ia Julia M cP he rs on McPherson REAL TOR FO XFIRE REALT Y ( 35 2) 89 507 22 (352) 895-0722 Prices Are Negotiable On These Beautiful Homes. Lets Negotiate A Deal For Y ou. NEW LISTING T his one s a charmer---3 BR + den + 3.5 baths + 2-car garage + huge encl. F la. rm. + 10x10 utility shed included and a deep backyard. T his one has the WOW factor! MLS #404732 A re you looking for a beautifully maintained home? L ook no further for this 2/2/2 incl. laundry rm. has it all. B reakfast nook in kitchen, living, family and formal DR rooms all open to each other. G uest BR and bath. P rivate master suite/bath w/shower. I mpressive corner lot. MLS #404302 NEW LISTING C ustom 4/3/2 home with upgrades galore! T ile floors + tray ceilings + custom cabinets + SS appliances. O wner being transferred L ets make a deal today. MLS #404437 MEADOW WOOD FARMS P rice reduced and ready for you to move right in. 3 BR + 2 BA + 2-car garage + 3 stall horse barn + 2.20 fenced and gated acres. SS appl. in kitchen. S creen porch. MLS #402725 3/2/2 + den home on landscaped and manicured corner lot incl. irrig well, island kitchen w/lots of cabinets & prep area, cath. ceilings glass sliders to F la rm. L arge mstr. suite w/luxury bath. W ater is included with HOA fee. MLS #403728 S pacious C ardinal model 3/2/2 home with tile, wood & laminate floors. encl F la. rm. w/fenced dog run. cath ceilings, walk-in closets. appl. included. A/C replaced in 2011 w/2.5 ton R heem. C able and trash pick up included with HOA fee. S ellers ready to negotiate a deal with you. MLS #404626 000HHF0

PAGE 15

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com nosy neighbor Bitsy Hargis is portrayed by Janice Agerter who lives in neighborhood 1. Dave Unverfehrt, from Crescent Oaks plays the male lead: Theodore Rexford Belrose. Claire Smith from The Fountains returns as Gentle Harmony and Moma Doll Hargis. Brigid Chick from neighborhood 1 plays the Governors office emissary, Marlissa Crutchfield. Howard Spies from Golf View plays evil bounty-man Wild Bill Boudreaux. The Performing Arts Club of Oak run invites residents and guests to enjoy their productions. I cant think of an easier way to get out of the house and enjoy socializing, live theater and the beautiful spring weather, than our PACOR productions. The price of admission, though minimal, is the lifestream of support for the club. Our ushers will make sure that even those that need assistance will be safely escorted to their seat. Its a calm, adult setting for people who need the reassurance of a safe and accessible venue. The play is not too long and there is ample intermission for a stretch and/or a bathroom break, comments Howard Spies, Publicist for the group. Tickets are on sale at the communitys Pancake Breakfast on March 22 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Reserved seating for the primerib dinner theater (Thursday, April 3 at 5:15 p.m.) is available through Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243. Tickets for evening and matinee shows (Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m.) are available through Linda Noel at 352873-9908. General admission tickets will be available at the door prior to the show dates and times.Crime Watch at Oak RunI am pleased to introduce Roger W. Januchowski, the new chairperson of Crime Watch at Oak Run (NAP). He has served on the Community Emergency Response Team, Citizen Observer Patrol, Volunteer Emergency Response Team, and Oak Run Search Team, and a past instructor for the Marion County Sheriffs Office. He is also Vice President of Marion County Sheriffs Office Foundation and Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services, member of the State Emergency Responders and Volunteers of Florida (SERVFL) and past member of the Marion County Medical Reserve Corps. Despite all these organizations he is President of Oak Runs Singles Club. This columnist believes our NAP program is in very good hands. Thank you Roger, for taking on this important community service. The Neighborhood Awareness Program (NAP) meets the last Monday of the month at the Island Club. Our meeting starts at 9 a.m. You are welcome to any meeting. Come and join the neighborhood watch program. Our next meeting is March 27 and we are asking all Oak Run Search Team members to attend so that we can update informationA neighborhood partyA Hillside East and West Neighborhood get together is planned for next Saturday, March 29 at the Orchid Club OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE18 The cast of "Rex's Exes" invite the residents in their neighborhoods to attend the show. Seated left to right are Lou Winkleman, Marlena Yaich, Bonnie Krieder, Dee Gragg, Dave Unverfehrt; standing are Claire Smith, Howard Spies, Janice Agerter, Roseanne Piscitelli, Brigid Chick and Marci Hutto. with a potluck lunch. What a great time to meet some of your other Hillside neighbors as well as a good time to say farewell to the snowbirds. So bring a passing dish and your own drinks. RSVP what you would like to bring and the number in your party to either Al and Sue at 352-484-0718 or Richard and Millie 352-369-9908 Set up time will be 11 a.m. and sign in at noon to 12:30, potluck 12:30 to 2. Cleanup 2 to 3. Party will end at 3. I am delighted to report on neighborhood parties and there seems to be a few taking place in Oak Run. It is such a great way to meet your neighbors. How can you even care about a person if you dont even know who they are so I encourage all neighborhoods to have a get together whether it is a dinner, lunch or just a coffee get together. My husband and I were invited to Laurel Oaks St. Patricks party and we had a great time with so many friendly people. A couple pictures were emailed to me so I thought I would like to share. Bill and Paula Derkowski did a great job for their neighborhood. Way to go!Oak Run TravelImportant notice! Some residents thought that the Western Caribbean cruise to Panama on Nov 10 had been canceled because it wasnt in the new Blue Travel Brochure. It has not been cancelled. However, if you want to book a cabin you better do it now because we have been told by the travel agent it is selling so well the cruise line has announced selective price increases already. Call John Casabianca right away! By the way the reason it isnt in the Blue brochure is that it was in the Pink brochure published last September specifically to give people the chance to book early and therefore save money on highly sought after cruises. Our cruise to Bermuda on Aug. 18 is selling and as a replacement cruise it is in the new Blue Brochure. It replaced the March Caribbean cruise we had to cancel due to lack of interest. Call John Casabianca for more info on this unique cruise to Charleston, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Speaking of the Pink brochure our trip to see Duck Hunters Kill Angel still has tickets available for June 7th at the Ice House Theatre. Please call Jack and Eleanor Foggan. Be advised that their phone number in the Blue brochure has a typographical error. Their correct number is 352-566-6809. They wanted to be sure it was corrected in this issue of OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Scenes from the Laurel Oaks party. Banjo player, top photo is Jay Contrino. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE22 If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the 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. J 4 WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS! Dickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall(352) 237-1665 Rickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200)(352) 291-1467 Inside ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE CRYST AL RIVER MALL (NEXT TO K-MART)CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL352-291-1467 WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only.FREEHEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BAT TERIESPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES99Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 0%FINANCINGONE WEEK ONLY!12 MONTHS SAME AS CASHFactory pricing for non-qualifiersBlue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance FREE HEARING AIDSTHATS RIGHT Y OU PA Y ZERO$$ Travel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There.Over 1,300 locations nationwide! Miracle-Ear has been caring for people for over 60 years. Isnt it comforting to know theyll be there when you need them, whenever you are? Patrick Duffy, Actor New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart)pays total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing AidsFederal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112.Empire State Insurance Planpays for total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids 000HNTI 000HMKY OCALA FAMILY MEDICAL CENTERPrimary Care for All Ages Board Certified Cardiologist on Staff State-of-the-Art Laboratory In-House Imaging & Diagnostics 1.5 Testa MRI & 16 Slice CT 2230 SW 19th Ave Rd Ocala, FL 34471 Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 352-237-4133OFMC WELLNESS CENTER OFMC AESTHETICS & LASER Deborah Scott, L.P.N., L.E. Dermatological Nurse Esthetician 25 years of experience 352-368-1333Carlos Rodriguez, MDRobert Panzer, DO Mark Monical, DO James London, MD Robert Williams, MDSalesia Alvarado, MDAdam Alpers, DO Robert Swietarski, MD Todd Panzer, ARNP-CRobyn Carlisle, ARNP-CAnne Moyer, PA-CStacey Graham, ARNP-C Linda Bellows, ARNP-CLaurel Bryant, ARNP-CKaren Larsen, ARNP-C Eduardo Cruz, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Interventional Spine Sports Medicine Barbara Ellis, ARNP Womens Health Nick Machupa, PT, OCSDeborah Main, DPTJoseph Javier, DPT Cindy Miller, PTA2131 SW 20th Place Ocala, FL 34471

PAGE 16

Accordion ClubEnjoy the wide range of music provided by our Accordion Club and band on the 4th Wednesday of every month. In March that will be on the 26 starting at 5:30 in the clubhouse. Dick Richards begins the program with some of the many students who are new to the world of music. When you hear them youll be amazed at the budding talent they display. As the evening progresses the more accomplished players join in along with a band of super talented musicians. It all comes to together with a finale that will knock your socks off including jokes; tunes; solos and much more. Each night is different and features different talent. Many nights there will be a guest vocalist or two to join the boys in the band and the accordion squeezers putting on a dazzling finish on the entire performance. This monthly concert is free so just pack up some refreshments and come down to the clubhouse. You can dance; sing along; or just tap your toes to the lively beats and sweet sounds of our Cherrywood Accordion Club. Veterans Open taking shapeYour Veterans Club is planning an Open Golf Outing on June 7 featuring a pancake breakfast; 18 holes of golf w/cart; a closest to the hole contest; courtesy carts; prizes; surprises and much more. After the golfing, enjoy luncheon in the clubhouse with your fellow players and take part in the silent auction. Sponsorships for each hole are available for just $100 each. So far Swinson Chiropractic; Woods Printing; Cutting Edge Hair Salon; Sammys Italian Restaurant; Church of the Advent; S & R Coin Shop and a private Memorial have been donated. We are extremely grateful to these businesses; organizations and individuals for their support. If you have a business or know of some one who does and you would like to help your Cherrywood Veterans Club; please contact Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341 or Richard Hurley at 352-873-7208. For our golfers, this is an Open so men and women can come out and enjoy a day of golfing fun with all the trimmings for just $50 per person. Get your foursome together or sign up as an individual and join other happy people on the beautiful Ocala Palms golf course. Call Rich or Bill for details or stop by the office and see Geri to get signed up or to make a donation. We thank our generous community for their support.S.O.S. gets boost Support our Soldiers has long been a project to provide our troops overseas with goodies from home. Our Veterans Club sponsors this program but it is the personal commitment of Norellen Pickell that has made it such a success. Because of her efforts our men and women in uniform; serving in harms way; get a little taste of home and know that they are remembered and supported. This month we got special support from Wilma (Billie) Mizanoski who lives in Palm Cay. Billie designs and makes Zano Games that are fun and challenging. Recently she teamed up with Norellen and donated 85 Zano games that were mailed to members of every branch of service. Along with the gifts and games, spe-Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Its that time of year again when Cherrywood opens up to the community for its semi-annual Yard Sale. On Saturday, April 5 youll be able to cruise the beautiful streets of Cherrywood and stop at the many houses offering a wide variety of items at bargain prices. Beginning at 8 in the morning and lasting until 1 in the afternoon you can cruise Cherrywood to find many treasures. There will be useful household utensils; tools and garden equipment; clothing; jewelry; knick knacks and more. Our friendly residents will be happy to assist you as you shop their garages and yards and save money. Bring the family and see everything that Cherrywood has to offer at this great neighborhood yard sale event.A Simple Sock HopHow informal can you get? Plan a Sock Hop; have all the guests bring their own snacks and drinks; have a stellar volunteer like Rich Becotte to play the music and then invite everyone come out for a great night of dancing and socializing. Well, thats exactly what we are doing on Saturday, March 22 in the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome to show up with a list of their five favorite songs. Richie will collect these lists and says hell play as many as possible. Thats it; no tickets; no bring a dish to pass; no hassle no fuss; just fun and happy times. Nothing but music will be provided to this free dance night so bring anything you plan to eat and drink. This is a first time event so lets make it a big success. Veterans ClubThursday April 3 the Cherrywood Veterans Club will be holding a very rare closed meeting for members only. The meeting starts at 2 in the afternoon at the clubhouse where we will be holding elections of officers and taking care of some other club matters of importance. All members are urged to attend this vital meeting when such items as the Patriot Dog Project; Golf Outing; Boat Trip; Veterans Appreciation Day and other matters concerning our Veterans will be discussed. In spite of all the business that will be taken care of we dont expect the meeting to last much more than a half hour and then we will retire to the patio for refreshments. Of course all vets: their spouses and guests are welcome to join us for that fun time.Line DancingLine Dancing is back at Cherrywood. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. the clubhouse will come alive with our residents learning new dances and brushing up on the old ones. Instructor Cher Mason is new to our Cherrywood family but brings a wealth of experience in dance and teaching. At 7 is when the beginners are welcomed and new steps and terms are the focus for the first half hour. At 7:30 our experienced movers and shakers join in to learn new steps and music. Line Dancing is great fun; good exercise and a joyous experience of teamwork. Dont be left out. Come to this fun class of men and women as they learn together from a great energetic and knowledgeable teacher. The classes are free to everyone who resides in Cherrywood thanks to Chris and Mario Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management. Come and enjoy. Note: Because of Movie Night; there will be no classes on the first Tuesday of the month.Gun Range DaySponsored by your Cherrywood Veterans Club, on Wednesday, the 26th of March we will be going to the range to fire small arms. A car pool will leave the clubhouse at 9 in the morning when we will travel to the range for the shoot. Immediately following the range fire everyone will head out for lunch at a local restaurant to be determined. This is a great day for the Vets; their spouses and guests to get in some target practice and improve their shooting skills. The cost for the range is just $12 plus ammunition. For more information or reservations contact Bill Mahar at 352873-1341. Maps to the gun range are available at the clubhouse. Come out and have a blast. Cherrywood John Everlove Huge Yard Sale scheduled for April 5 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Billie Mizanoski with some of her games. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE24 COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON 352-237-7377 Next to Oak Run (in Blue Oaks Plaza) 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Thank You For Voting Us Your #1 Choice For Lunch #5 ONLY #5 ONLY BUY ONE LUNCH 11AM-3PM, GET ONE, FOR EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE, With Purchase Of Two (2) Beverages & an Entre from Our Regular Menu PRESENT COUPON TO RECEIVE OFFER. Good only Mon. thru Thurs. from 11am-3pm. Valid only at 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Location. Dine in only. Expires 4/15/14. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. We except ALL competitors coupons 000HOOL 000HPGM 000HF2U 000HIGH T ours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour W e would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 W ednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 2 PM SOCIAL HOUR WITH STEVE ROBINSON Steve Robinson plays numerous musical instruments and impersonates some of the late greats and their hit songs. Please join us for a delightful afternoon. Refreshments will be served. Friday April 18, 2014 EASTER CELEBRA TION 1:30 pm Pictures with the Easter Bunny 2:00 pm Party & Entertainment by Mr October Join us for this fun-filled day in celebration of the Easter Holiday Refreshments will be served. Entertainment by Mr October. Thursday April 24, 2014 @ 2 PM CHARITY BINGO EVENT FOR ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIA TION Bingo cards will be sold at the door Game prizes donated by local businesses. Guest speaker will be David Huckabee of the Alzheimers Association. Beverages & Refreshments will be served. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers.

PAGE 17

Accordion ClubEnjoy the wide range of music provided by our Accordion Club and band on the 4th Wednesday of every month. In March that will be on the 26 starting at 5:30 in the clubhouse. Dick Richards begins the program with some of the many students who are new to the world of music. When you hear them youll be amazed at the budding talent they display. As the evening progresses the more accomplished players join in along with a band of super talented musicians. It all comes to together with a finale that will knock your socks off including jokes; tunes; solos and much more. Each night is different and features different talent. Many nights there will be a guest vocalist or two to join the boys in the band and the accordion squeezers putting on a dazzling finish on the entire performance. This monthly concert is free so just pack up some refreshments and come down to the clubhouse. You can dance; sing along; or just tap your toes to the lively beats and sweet sounds of our Cherrywood Accordion Club. Veterans Open taking shapeYour Veterans Club is planning an Open Golf Outing on June 7 featuring a pancake breakfast; 18 holes of golf w/cart; a closest to the hole contest; courtesy carts; prizes; surprises and much more. After the golfing, enjoy luncheon in the clubhouse with your fellow players and take part in the silent auction. Sponsorships for each hole are available for just $100 each. So far Swinson Chiropractic; Woods Printing; Cutting Edge Hair Salon; Sammys Italian Restaurant; Church of the Advent; S & R Coin Shop and a private Memorial have been donated. We are extremely grateful to these businesses; organizations and individuals for their support. If you have a business or know of some one who does and you would like to help your Cherrywood Veterans Club; please contact Bill Mahar at 352-873-1341 or Richard Hurley at 352-873-7208. For our golfers, this is an Open so men and women can come out and enjoy a day of golfing fun with all the trimmings for just $50 per person. Get your foursome together or sign up as an individual and join other happy people on the beautiful Ocala Palms golf course. Call Rich or Bill for details or stop by the office and see Geri to get signed up or to make a donation. We thank our generous community for their support.S.O.S. gets boost Support our Soldiers has long been a project to provide our troops overseas with goodies from home. Our Veterans Club sponsors this program but it is the personal commitment of Norellen Pickell that has made it such a success. Because of her efforts our men and women in uniform; serving in harms way; get a little taste of home and know that they are remembered and supported. This month we got special support from Wilma (Billie) Mizanoski who lives in Palm Cay. Billie designs and makes Zano Games that are fun and challenging. Recently she teamed up with Norellen and donated 85 Zano games that were mailed to members of every branch of service. Along with the gifts and games, spe-Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Its that time of year again when Cherrywood opens up to the community for its semi-annual Yard Sale. On Saturday, April 5 youll be able to cruise the beautiful streets of Cherrywood and stop at the many houses offering a wide variety of items at bargain prices. Beginning at 8 in the morning and lasting until 1 in the afternoon you can cruise Cherrywood to find many treasures. There will be useful household utensils; tools and garden equipment; clothing; jewelry; knick knacks and more. Our friendly residents will be happy to assist you as you shop their garages and yards and save money. Bring the family and see everything that Cherrywood has to offer at this great neighborhood yard sale event.A Simple Sock HopHow informal can you get? Plan a Sock Hop; have all the guests bring their own snacks and drinks; have a stellar volunteer like Rich Becotte to play the music and then invite everyone come out for a great night of dancing and socializing. Well, thats exactly what we are doing on Saturday, March 22 in the clubhouse. Everyone is welcome to show up with a list of their five favorite songs. Richie will collect these lists and says hell play as many as possible. Thats it; no tickets; no bring a dish to pass; no hassle no fuss; just fun and happy times. Nothing but music will be provided to this free dance night so bring anything you plan to eat and drink. This is a first time event so lets make it a big success. Veterans ClubThursday April 3 the Cherrywood Veterans Club will be holding a very rare closed meeting for members only. The meeting starts at 2 in the afternoon at the clubhouse where we will be holding elections of officers and taking care of some other club matters of importance. All members are urged to attend this vital meeting when such items as the Patriot Dog Project; Golf Outing; Boat Trip; Veterans Appreciation Day and other matters concerning our Veterans will be discussed. In spite of all the business that will be taken care of we dont expect the meeting to last much more than a half hour and then we will retire to the patio for refreshments. Of course all vets: their spouses and guests are welcome to join us for that fun time.Line DancingLine Dancing is back at Cherrywood. Tuesdays at 7 p.m. the clubhouse will come alive with our residents learning new dances and brushing up on the old ones. Instructor Cher Mason is new to our Cherrywood family but brings a wealth of experience in dance and teaching. At 7 is when the beginners are welcomed and new steps and terms are the focus for the first half hour. At 7:30 our experienced movers and shakers join in to learn new steps and music. Line Dancing is great fun; good exercise and a joyous experience of teamwork. Dont be left out. Come to this fun class of men and women as they learn together from a great energetic and knowledgeable teacher. The classes are free to everyone who resides in Cherrywood thanks to Chris and Mario Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management. Come and enjoy. Note: Because of Movie Night; there will be no classes on the first Tuesday of the month.Gun Range DaySponsored by your Cherrywood Veterans Club, on Wednesday, the 26th of March we will be going to the range to fire small arms. A car pool will leave the clubhouse at 9 in the morning when we will travel to the range for the shoot. Immediately following the range fire everyone will head out for lunch at a local restaurant to be determined. This is a great day for the Vets; their spouses and guests to get in some target practice and improve their shooting skills. The cost for the range is just $12 plus ammunition. For more information or reservations contact Bill Mahar at 352873-1341. Maps to the gun range are available at the clubhouse. Come out and have a blast. Cherrywood John Everlove Huge Yard Sale scheduled for April 5 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Billie Mizanoski with some of her games. PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE24 COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON COUPON 352-237-7377 Next to Oak Run (in Blue Oaks Plaza) 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Thank You For Voting Us Your #1 Choice For Lunch #5 ONLY #5 ONLY BUY ONE LUNCH 11AM-3PM, GET ONE, FOR EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE, With Purchase Of Two (2) Beverages & an Entre from Our Regular Menu PRESENT COUPON TO RECEIVE OFFER. Good only Mon. thru Thurs. from 11am-3pm. Valid only at 11175 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Location. Dine in only. Expires 4/15/14. One coupon per visit. Not valid with any other offer. We except ALL competitors coupons 000HOOL 000HPGM 000HF2U 000HIGH T ours Tours Tours Tours Call to make a reservation for a lunch/tour W e would love to share with you what The Bridge Community is all about! We look forward to hearing from you soon. Space is limited, so make your reservations today!!! HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 W ednesday, April 9, 2014 @ 2 PM SOCIAL HOUR WITH STEVE ROBINSON Steve Robinson plays numerous musical instruments and impersonates some of the late greats and their hit songs. Please join us for a delightful afternoon. Refreshments will be served. Friday April 18, 2014 EASTER CELEBRA TION 1:30 pm Pictures with the Easter Bunny 2:00 pm Party & Entertainment by Mr October Join us for this fun-filled day in celebration of the Easter Holiday Refreshments will be served. Entertainment by Mr October. Thursday April 24, 2014 @ 2 PM CHARITY BINGO EVENT FOR ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIA TION Bingo cards will be sold at the door Game prizes donated by local businesses. Guest speaker will be David Huckabee of the Alzheimers Association. Beverages & Refreshments will be served. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers.

PAGE 18

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com nosy neighbor Bitsy Hargis is portrayed by Janice Agerter who lives in neighborhood 1. Dave Unverfehrt, from Crescent Oaks plays the male lead: Theodore Rexford Belrose. Claire Smith from The Fountains returns as Gentle Harmony and Moma Doll Hargis. Brigid Chick from neighborhood 1 plays the Governors office emissary, Marlissa Crutchfield. Howard Spies from Golf View plays evil bounty-man Wild Bill Boudreaux. The Performing Arts Club of Oak run invites residents and guests to enjoy their productions. I cant think of an easier way to get out of the house and enjoy socializing, live theater and the beautiful spring weather, than our PACOR productions. The price of admission, though minimal, is the lifestream of support for the club. Our ushers will make sure that even those that need assistance will be safely escorted to their seat. Its a calm, adult setting for people who need the reassurance of a safe and accessible venue. The play is not too long and there is ample intermission for a stretch and/or a bathroom break, comments Howard Spies, Publicist for the group. Tickets are on sale at the communitys Pancake Breakfast on March 22 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Reserved seating for the primerib dinner theater (Thursday, April 3 at 5:15 p.m.) is available through Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243. Tickets for evening and matinee shows (Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m.) are available through Linda Noel at 352873-9908. General admission tickets will be available at the door prior to the show dates and times.Crime Watch at Oak RunI am pleased to introduce Roger W. Januchowski, the new chairperson of Crime Watch at Oak Run (NAP). He has served on the Community Emergency Response Team, Citizen Observer Patrol, Volunteer Emergency Response Team, and Oak Run Search Team, and a past instructor for the Marion County Sheriffs Office. He is also Vice President of Marion County Sheriffs Office Foundation and Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services, member of the State Emergency Responders and Volunteers of Florida (SERVFL) and past member of the Marion County Medical Reserve Corps. Despite all these organizations he is President of Oak Runs Singles Club. This columnist believes our NAP program is in very good hands. Thank you Roger, for taking on this important community service. The Neighborhood Awareness Program (NAP) meets the last Monday of the month at the Island Club. Our meeting starts at 9 a.m. You are welcome to any meeting. Come and join the neighborhood watch program. Our next meeting is March 27 and we are asking all Oak Run Search Team members to attend so that we can update informationA neighborhood partyA Hillside East and West Neighborhood get together is planned for next Saturday, March 29 at the Orchid Club OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE18 The cast of "Rex's Exes" invite the residents in their neighborhoods to attend the show. Seated left to right are Lou Winkleman, Marlena Yaich, Bonnie Krieder, Dee Gragg, Dave Unverfehrt; standing are Claire Smith, Howard Spies, Janice Agerter, Roseanne Piscitelli, Brigid Chick and Marci Hutto. with a potluck lunch. What a great time to meet some of your other Hillside neighbors as well as a good time to say farewell to the snowbirds. So bring a passing dish and your own drinks. RSVP what you would like to bring and the number in your party to either Al and Sue at 352-484-0718 or Richard and Millie 352-369-9908 Set up time will be 11 a.m. and sign in at noon to 12:30, potluck 12:30 to 2. Cleanup 2 to 3. Party will end at 3. I am delighted to report on neighborhood parties and there seems to be a few taking place in Oak Run. It is such a great way to meet your neighbors. How can you even care about a person if you dont even know who they are so I encourage all neighborhoods to have a get together whether it is a dinner, lunch or just a coffee get together. My husband and I were invited to Laurel Oaks St. Patricks party and we had a great time with so many friendly people. A couple pictures were emailed to me so I thought I would like to share. Bill and Paula Derkowski did a great job for their neighborhood. Way to go!Oak Run TravelImportant notice! Some residents thought that the Western Caribbean cruise to Panama on Nov 10 had been canceled because it wasnt in the new Blue Travel Brochure. It has not been cancelled. However, if you want to book a cabin you better do it now because we have been told by the travel agent it is selling so well the cruise line has announced selective price increases already. Call John Casabianca right away! By the way the reason it isnt in the Blue brochure is that it was in the Pink brochure published last September specifically to give people the chance to book early and therefore save money on highly sought after cruises. Our cruise to Bermuda on Aug. 18 is selling and as a replacement cruise it is in the new Blue Brochure. It replaced the March Caribbean cruise we had to cancel due to lack of interest. Call John Casabianca for more info on this unique cruise to Charleston, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Speaking of the Pink brochure our trip to see Duck Hunters Kill Angel still has tickets available for June 7th at the Ice House Theatre. Please call Jack and Eleanor Foggan. Be advised that their phone number in the Blue brochure has a typographical error. Their correct number is 352-566-6809. They wanted to be sure it was corrected in this issue of OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Scenes from the Laurel Oaks party. Banjo player, top photo is Jay Contrino. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE22 If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the 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. J 4 WELCOME BACK SNOWBIRDS! Dickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall(352) 237-1665 Rickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200)(352) 291-1467 Inside ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE CRYST AL RIVER MALL (NEXT TO K-MART)CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL352-291-1467 WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only.FREEHEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BAT TERIESPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES99Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 0%FINANCINGONE WEEK ONLY!12 MONTHS SAME AS CASHFactory pricing for non-qualifiersBlue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance FREE HEARING AIDSTHATS RIGHT Y OU PA Y ZERO$$ Travel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There.Over 1,300 locations nationwide! Miracle-Ear has been caring for people for over 60 years. Isnt it comforting to know theyll be there when you need them, whenever you are? Patrick Duffy, Actor New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart)pays total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing AidsFederal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112.Empire State Insurance Planpays for total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids 000HNTI 000HMKY OCALA FAMILY MEDICAL CENTERPrimary Care for All Ages Board Certified Cardiologist on Staff State-of-the-Art Laboratory In-House Imaging & Diagnostics 1.5 Testa MRI & 16 Slice CT 2230 SW 19th Ave Rd Ocala, FL 34471 Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 352-237-4133OFMC WELLNESS CENTER OFMC AESTHETICS & LASER Deborah Scott, L.P.N., L.E. Dermatological Nurse Esthetician 25 years of experience 352-368-1333Carlos Rodriguez, MDRobert Panzer, DO Mark Monical, DO James London, MD Robert Williams, MDSalesia Alvarado, MDAdam Alpers, DO Robert Swietarski, MD Todd Panzer, ARNP-CRobyn Carlisle, ARNP-CAnne Moyer, PA-CStacey Graham, ARNP-C Linda Bellows, ARNP-CLaurel Bryant, ARNP-CKaren Larsen, ARNP-C Eduardo Cruz, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Interventional Spine Sports Medicine Barbara Ellis, ARNP Womens Health Nick Machupa, PT, OCSDeborah Main, DPTJoseph Javier, DPT Cindy Miller, PTA2131 SW 20th Place Ocala, FL 34471

PAGE 19

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Hello dear readers. It has been fun receiving all the following articles as it gives me a one up on the happenings around our community. I hope I never hear there is nothing to do and I am so bored. If you are, please read on.Troubadours at pancake breakfastThe Troubadours are gearing up for the spring concert to be performed at Palm Grove on April 10 and 11. The performances for both nights are at 7. Tickets are all general admission and are $5. You can purchase your tickets from any member. For a taste of the concert an ensemble has been put together for your listening pleasure to perform at the Pancake Breakfast on March 22, at which time tickets will also be sold. Please come out to Pancake Breakfast and listen to them. I will be there. Club ShalomClub Shalom had its Purim Party on Monday, March 10 at the Orchid Club. We told the story of Queen Esther along with noisemakers and eating the three cornered cookie called Hamantashen, depicting the three cornered hat worn by the evil Haman who tried to destroy the Jewish people. The courageous Queen Esther saved the Jews. It was a masquerade party with a prize given for the best costume. The delicious food was prepared by Shirley Gottfried, and set-up and cleanup was done by her very able committee. James Wynn was our M.C. A good time was had by all.Canine ClubThis months meeting is on Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Island Club and will feature Beverly Carver, local SPCA president and supporter of the Patriot Pups program. Ms Carver will be accompanied by a trainer and dog to demonstrate the training involved. Meetings with visits from our four legged friends are always enjoyable, so plan to join us for an informative and fun evening out; refreshments and the 50/50 drawing will follow. Members may update their membership by paying their dues which is still only $5 per person. See you there.Do you remember?Tune in to Len Teitlers Do You Remember narrated by Anna Boodee, featuring Performing Arts Club of Oak Runs Christmas Party, on Dec. 9, 2013 following FYI. Looking back to the past, remembering friends will run March 21 to March 28 on Oak Runs community channel. Renaissance WomenPlease note the correct date of the next Renaissance Womens meeting is Sunday, March 30, not the 23rd. The Indoor Picnic will be the same day, March 30 at 2 p.m. at the Island Club. If interested in attending picnic, call Jessica at 352-873-4551. Any other questions call Nancy at 352237-6475.PACOR Performing ArtsLights will be going up soon on the Performing Arts Club of Oak Runs production of Rexs Exes. Ticket sales are going very well and the clubs ticket agents urge those interested to act this week. We have reserved seating still available for the evening shows and matinee and even a few spots at the prime rib dinner theater, says Linda Noel, Ticket Sales Chairperson. Each member of the cast is asking their neighbors to come out and enjoy the show. Marci Hutto of neighborhood 6 will be playing Cee Cee Windham. Gaynell Verdeen of Linkside is played by Marlena Yaich. The unstoppable Jimmie Wyvette Verdeen is played by our own unstoppable Bonnie Krieder who hales from neighborhood 6. Southern belle Peaches Verdeen Belrose is played by Dee Gragg of Eagles Point. LaMerle Verdeen Minshew is channeled by Roseanne Piscitelli of Fairway Oaks. A PACOR favorite character actor, Lou Winkleman from Timber Gate plays patriarch Aubrey Verdeen. EverOak Run Laura Smith Troubadours to give preview at pancake breakfast PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE15 The Right Care For Your Health Located on SW Highway 200 next to Hungry Howies, near Oak Run and IHOP 11115 SW 93rd Court Road, Unit #300, Ocala, FL 34481 HOURS: MON-FRI 9AM-6PM, SAT 9AM-2PM, SUN CLOSED Phone (352) 291-0177 Fax (352) 291-0199 MANAGED BY AN EXPERIENCED LOCAL PHARMACIST 000HN31 FREE GIFT WITH NEW OR TRANSFERRED PRESCRIPTIONS (Restrictions Apply) $3.50 Generics $1.25 Milk FREE DELIVERY COMPOUNDING The Perfect Combination Of Professional Knowledge & Personal Care Where You Are Treated Like Family Most Insurance Plans Accepted Discounted Prices for Senior Citizens Medication Adherence Service Medical Equipment & Supplies Robins Abraham, R.Ph., C.Ph. LET US FILL YOUR PRESCRIPTION RITE CARE PHARMAC Y TENEMOS LOS PRECIOS MAS BAJOS LO WEST PRICES 00 0H PC V Are y ou thinking of selling your home? List your home with Julia and I will HELP Y OU ev ery step o f the wa y! J ul ia M cP he rs on ( 35 2) 89 507 22 CALL J ul ia Julia M cP he rs on McPherson REAL TOR FO XFIRE REALT Y ( 35 2) 89 507 22 (352) 895-0722 Prices Are Negotiable On These Beautiful Homes. Lets Negotiate A Deal For Y ou. NEW LISTING T his one s a charmer---3 BR + den + 3.5 baths + 2-car garage + huge encl. F la. rm. + 10x10 utility shed included and a deep backyard. T his one has the WOW factor! MLS #404732 A re you looking for a beautifully maintained home? L ook no further for this 2/2/2 incl. laundry rm. has it all. B reakfast nook in kitchen, living, family and formal DR rooms all open to each other. G uest BR and bath. P rivate master suite/bath w/shower. I mpressive corner lot. MLS #404302 NEW LISTING C ustom 4/3/2 home with upgrades galore! T ile floors + tray ceilings + custom cabinets + SS appliances. O wner being transferred L ets make a deal today. MLS #404437 MEADOW WOOD FARMS P rice reduced and ready for you to move right in. 3 BR + 2 BA + 2-car garage + 3 stall horse barn + 2.20 fenced and gated acres. SS appl. in kitchen. S creen porch. MLS #402725 3/2/2 + den home on landscaped and manicured corner lot incl. irrig well, island kitchen w/lots of cabinets & prep area, cath. ceilings glass sliders to F la rm. L arge mstr. suite w/luxury bath. W ater is included with HOA fee. MLS #403728 S pacious C ardinal model 3/2/2 home with tile, wood & laminate floors. encl F la. rm. w/fenced dog run. cath ceilings, walk-in closets. appl. included. A/C replaced in 2011 w/2.5 ton R heem. C able and trash pick up included with HOA fee. S ellers ready to negotiate a deal with you. MLS #404626 000HHF0

PAGE 20

day, March 7 through April 11, the dinners will be served from 4:30 to 6. The menu is baked or fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, roll and butter and dessert. Ticket cost (not including beverage) is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12 and may be purchased at the door. Takeouts will be available as usual. All are invited to come and enjoy a good meal and fellowship. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m. Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m. Spanish service 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. Thursday: Spanish Bible study, 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff. Crossroads Church is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Contact at 352-291-2080 or www.crossroadscog.net.First CongregationalPainting The Stars: Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith is the topic of this years Lenten Series at First Congregational Church, which will be held in the Enrichment Center (7171 SW State Road 200), Wednesdays at noon to April 9. Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. The DVD series features more than a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers who will guide us through a journey of discovery that we are not separate from the creativity that produced us. Following the discussion, a light lunch will be served.Peace LutheranPeace Lutheran Church at 7201 South Highway 41, five miles north of Dunnellon, is beginning the celebration of the season of Lent which leads us through Holy Week to Easter. This year Pastor McKee is using The Lords Prayer as the midweek and Holy Week theme. The Wednesday services will be at noon, preceded by Bible Study at 10 a.m., and pot-luck lunch at 11:15 a.m. Future topics will be: March 26, noon, Thy Will Be Done, on Earth as It Is in Heaven, John 4:5, 39 April 2, noon, Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread, John 9:1, 13, 34 April 9, noon, Forgive Us Our Trespasses . John 11:1 April 17, 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday, Lead Us Not into Temptation, Luke 22:39 April 18, 7 p.m., Good Friday, Deliver Us from Evil, Luke 23:46 The Easter Sunday celebration service, on April 20, will be at 10 a.m. The family of Peace Lutheran Church, The Church on the Hill, welcomes Dunnellon and surrounding communities to join them for all of the services, to fellowship, and to focus on the events leading up to the Last Supper, Christs betrayal, arrest, crucifixion, burial, and finally, His triumphant Easter morning resurrection. For information, contact the church office at 352489-5881, visit www.PeaceLutheranOnline.com or visit Peace on Facebook at www.TinyURL.com/Peace4140. Maranatha Baptist ChurchThe annual Missions Conference is 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 23) morning service beginning at 10:45 a.m. During Sunday (March 23) 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. The Hyssongs are a family who have been singing together 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. Children programs 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. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.Joy Lutheran ChurchOn April 2, Jayne Elspermann, principal of West Port High School, will speak on Caring for the Children. On the last Wednesday, April 9, a Stephen Minister will speak on Caring for Each Other. The theme for the Sunday worship services (8:15 and 11 a.m.) during Lent, Pastor Edward L. Holloway, Jr. will relate his message to the gospel lessons on such subjects as), Invited (3/16), Understood (3/23), Healed (3/30), and Raised (4/6). All are welcome to attend these services. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is located on SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information contact the church office at 352-854-4509 ext.221.Temple Bnai DaromTemple Bnai Darom will be holding a Passover Seder at the Temple, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala on Monday night, April 14 at 6. A traditional Seder service will be conducted by our spiritual leader, Rabbi Harold Jaye followed by a full seder dinner. Choice of main course will be brisket or chicken. Cost per person is $28.50. For reservations or information call Elaine at 352-789-5617 or Anne at 352-245-1212. Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, March 21: Sharing Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 21: The Perrys in Concert, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Benevolence fund Sunday. Tuesday, March 25: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 26: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, March 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 ChurchFriday, March 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 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. Sunday, March 30: This Sunday is National Friends Day at churches across the U.S. This is a special day for all Christians to invite family and friends who are not actively involved in a church to join them in their church. Lets make this a day when we fill our churches with those who have not discovered how important and what a wonderful experience attending a church can be. Saturday, April 5: Ladies come and enjoy a great time of fellowship and Spiritual renewal at the SWCC Ladies Mini Retreat from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be food, music, a craft and more. If you have questions or just want to learn about angels, this retreat is for you. Please RSVP to Lucy Lieber at 352620-8058 by Sunday, March 30. Southwest Christian Church is a traditional worshiping church. Our worship service includes the beloved old-time Gospel hymns together with some of todays contemporary choruses. We preach and teach strictly from Gods Word. We believe the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God given to us by God through His chosen writers to enable us to know Him and to understand how to live our lives in the way He requires, so that we might be pleasing and acceptable to Him. We seek to teach those desiring to follow Him, who God is and who He expects us to be. If you are seeking a church where you are loved by God and His people in a truly Christian way, we invite you to come and visit with us to see if we are the church you are seeking. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (South off State Road 200), Ocala 34476, phone 352-861-9080.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on March 23 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 Reign of David Sweet Psalmist of Israel, The Auditorium Class is taught by Bill Wallett. In the 10:45 Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, Ten Thousand Years. Our Pastor Randall Brown, will continue his series from the book of Nehemiah. Sunday evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.St. Jude CatholicAnthonys Attic, our venue for used items, continues to be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. It is located on the north side of the building for your shopping convenience. The Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one meets 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 March 23. Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday during Lent at 8:30 a.m. in English through April 11 and at 7 p.m. in Spanish through April 18. Those in need of healing in body and spirit may attend the Healing Mass on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. A lunch will follow in the Parish Hall for those in attendance. Fish Dinners at St. Jude: St. Jude Catholic Community will start their Lenten fish dinners on Ash Wednesday, March 5, between 4 and 6. Starting FriReligion PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE20 RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 000HG5U 000HIRD VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 000HOAL 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 03/28/14 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 03/28/14 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 03/28/14 Basic A/C Check $ 21 95 Most Cars Freon Extra 200 Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 Starting At $79.95 Parts Extra $ 10 OFF 4 Wheel Alignment YES . WE CAN ALIGN THAT! Most Cars. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 CV Axles $ 149 95 Per Side Starting At Most Cars. Pine Ave. Store. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 03/28/14 Exhaust Mufflers $ 79 95 Installed Starting At Must present coupon. & BUDGET MUFFLER T EE P EE T IRE WE KNOW TIRES! EXCLUSIVE, PRIVA TE, DOOR TO DOOR 352-641-0651 Licensed & Insured For Y our Safety ORLANDO & T AMPA AIRPOR TS Port Canaveral & T ampa Port Authority The Best Door to Door Fare s to Central Florida Air ports & Seapor ts from Ocala 000HKDY Private Door T o Door T ransfers to Orlando & T ampa Airports as W ell as Port Canaveral & T ampa Cruise Lines R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar 352-854-5570 www.ramunnolawfirm.com 000H0XV Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 24 years. Call to schedule an appointment Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Pre-Marital Agreements Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Blue Cross & Blue Shield T ri Care Standard Tri Care For Life Medicare Assignment Network Blue Blue Options BCBS Medicare Advantage Plans On Site: Laboratory X-ray EKG Ultrasound Holter Monitors Pulmonary Function Echocardiogram Bone Density 87 3-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000H94W 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM FLU SHOT S Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Family Practice Dr. Lee, D.O. Dr. Peterzell, D.O. 000H8G5 Dr Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr Simpson Chiropractic, Massage, Acupunctur e N 1/4 Mi. SR 200 103rd St. Rd. www.downtownchiropractic.us 8484 SW 103rd St. Rd. Massage Therapy License #MM 20064 352-732-2745 We take Medicare, Blue Cross, Auto, & Most Health Insurance Located off Hwy 41 across from Rainbow Springs State Park entrance. 20650 SW 80th Place Rd., Dunnellon 352-489-4566 000HOEN www.rainbowsendgolfclub.com Aft er 3 pm Special Unlimit ed Golf til 7:30 pm $1 5.00 Includes Cart Expires 4/30/14 000HHCC 000HJEWTHANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The Work Gutter Cleaning Entire House CLEANMASTER26 Year s in Business Get Any 2 ServicesSame Day and SAVE! Only $50Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure RoofFREE ESTIMATES! Carpet Cleaning$18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamPer Room Sofa and Loveseat Furniture Cleaning$601 Chair Cleaned FREECall for details

PAGE 21

The generations who are not retired talk about balancing work, play, and learning. Most of us are lucky in that work for us is not part of the equation. Were lucky that we dont need to rush to meet deadlines. Most of the time there is every good reason for us to live our days feeling calm and peaceful. Although most of us encounter health issues from time to time, we should be grateful that we mainly can spend our days the way we want. Our lives are good most of the time and our attitudes should reflect that.Travel ToppersNew brochure is out. Pick one up right away as we have a great extended day trip that we expect will fill up quickly: Inge has arranged a fantastic trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the International Balloon Fiesta Oct. 3-8. Trip includes three nights in Albuquerque and two nights in Santa Fe, which is nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Held since 1972, it is the largest hot air festival in the world and features 750 hot air balloons. You will see the launch in the morning and also see them light up from the inside at night. It is sure to be a fantastic sight. There will be guided sightseeing tours in both cities. Flight will depart from Tampa Airport. Deposit is $250 pp. Insurance highly recommended. Seats are limited so book ASAP. For full details call Inge Gaitch at 352-237-7428, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. Getting very close to cut off date for Mothers Day trip to the Show Palace to see Wizard Of Oz. Call Allan Rickards at 352-390-3075, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. only. For Fathers Day paddle wheeler cruise on the St. Johns River, call Pat Hood at 352-237-8533. Enjoy three-hour cruise with sit-down dinner, sightseeing, entertainment and commentary by the captain.OTOW Theatre GroupOne week from today at 7 p.m., the first of our three shows will be on the Recreation Building stage. Something Old, Something New has something for everyone. At $8 for reserved and $6 for general seating, this is the best value for money. Your support helps us fund an annual scholarship for a deserving student of Drama and the Arts at the College of Central Florida. You can buy tickets on Monday and Wednesday at the H&R building, 8 to 10 a.m. or turn up at the door on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 for a 7 p.m. show and Sunday, March 30 for a 3 p.m. show. See you there. Call 352-732-0706 for Anne if you have questions.Master the PossibilitiesThere are 35 programs scheduled to begin next week. The majority have some openings. With fascinating lectures on a variety of topics, you should really take another look at that Master the Possibilities catalog. You can view it on line at masterthepossibilities.com and register on line too! There will be a special showing of the Academy Award winning film, Years a Slave on March 24 at 1 p.m. This has been moved to the Circle Square Cultural Center to accommodate the demand. It is free and open to all!100 GrandparentsThe 100 Grandparents and the children, wish to say a big thank you to Barbara Greenwood for 12 years of service to the children of Romeo School. Barbara has been the guiding light of this group that reads each month of the school year. She has always made sure every month that there was someone available to read to each and every class in the school. She is stepping down as organizer of the group. But, will keep reading as always. Evelyn Holiday has stepped forward to take her place. Holiday has been a reader with the group for three years. We know her and will support her as we did Barbara. Thank you to both these fine ladies.Line DanceThe OTOW H&R Ballroom was the setting for a line dance festival on Saturday, March 15. Ira Weisburd taught 18 new line dances to about 75 dancers. Ira has instructed dancers in Asia, Australia, Canada, Israel, and the U.S. Lions ClubApril 25 is the second annual Recycled Trashy Fashion Show. It is going to be one big night of Fashions from some very beautiful models. Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Theatre Group to present Something Old, Something New OTOW Happenings June Roberta Line dancers at OTOW follow the lead of instructor Ira Weisburd. PLEASESEEOTOW PAGE29 We Give You Better Quality, Better Variety, Fair Pricing and Factory Warranties (where applicable)! 8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481On SR 200 At The Entrance To On Top Of The WorldMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 352-854-2060 FA CT ORY AUTHORIZED DEALER Fast F riendly & Professional Servic e W e Servic e All Brands Factory Authorized Dealer*In Stock Units Only As Low As$6,9952013 CLUB C AR PRECEDENTFull F act ory Warrant y NEW 10% OFFExpires 2/28/14. Must pr esent coupon. C annot be combined with an y other offer or coupon.Expires 2/28/14. Full set only Must pr esent coupon. Cannot be c ombined with any other off er or coupon.Expires 2/28/14. All new no blems Must pr esent coupon. Cannot be combined with an y other offer or coupon. T rip char ge may apply .NEED BATTERIES?FREE Installation with Purchase of F ull Set T-105 6-VOLT$643T-875 8-VOLT$673T-1275 12-VOL T$683Full S et$25OFFAny 8 DO T Tir es or Any 10 Aluminum Wheel DO T Tir es 15% OFFTIRE SALEAny Repair or Tune Up on Any Br and! (Electric or G as) We Give You Better Qualit y, Better V ariety F air Pricing and Fact ory Warr anties (where applicable)! 8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481On SR 200 At The Entrance To On Top Of The World 352-854-2060 FA CT ORY AUTHORIZED DEALER Fast F riendly & Professional Servic e W e Servic e All Brands Factory Authorized Dealer 10% OFFExpires 3/28/14. Must present c oupon. Cannot be c ombined with any other off er or coupon. Expires 3/28/14. All new, no blems. Must present c oupon. Cannot be c ombined with any other off er or coupon. T rip char ge may apply .NEED BATTERIES?FREE Installation with Purchase of F ull Set T-105 6-VOLT$643T-875 8-VOLT$673T-1275 12-VOL T$683Full S et$25OFF Expires 3/28/14. Full set only Must pr esent coupon. Cannot be c ombined with any other off er or coupon.Any 8 DO T Tir es or Any 10 Aluminum Wheel DO T Tir es Full S et Only 15% OFFTIRE SALEAny Repair or P art000HPCGMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 20% OFFwith Purchase of Any G olf Car in Our Sho wro om(In-Sto ck Units ONLY!)Expires 3/28/14. Expires 3/28/14.Standard or C omprehensiv e $500 OFF TUNE UPSPECIAL Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000HOLP TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 03/28/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm Fri & Sat 11am-11pm Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 GOOD FOOD GOOD SPORTS 000HOAI Happy Hour: 3-Close 1/2 Price Draft Beer & Wine 8810 SW Hwy 200, Ocala FL 34481 854-1000 www .carminesocala.com 000HM35 Carmines Monday Friday Lunch Special 10:30-3pm Take Out Only 14 PIZZA $ 7 95 Dine In CHICKEN PARMIGIANA $ 7 95 000HJBV Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 A Taste of Brooklyn in Ocala JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDAY SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $7.50 711193 Taste The Be st Taste The Best Tas te The Best Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000HP2A Stop By For A V isit & See Why VOT ED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 Esta te Planning Wills Trusts Real Esta te Proba te Corpora tions Medicaid Qualifying Tax L aw 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 000H92Q 861 0447 861 0447 861 0447 No Charge for Initial Consultation The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Befor e you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000HNMB R&L Auto Detailing $ 29 95 Call for A pp t. 875-6486 6895 SW Hwy. 200 4 Miles West of I-75 ... because your car deserves better. Reg. $ 39 95 SPRING SPECIAL: HAND WASH & WAX Includes Windows, Vacuum Carpets, Wheel Treatment, Tire Shine & Door Jams WORLD CLASS SERVICE SINCE GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

PAGE 22

the Citizen. Also be advised that the sale date shown last week for Christmas at Gaylord Palms should have read Friday, March 28 at the Island Club. It is also shown incorrectly in the Blue brochure. April ticket sale dates are as follows and always from 8 to 9 a.m.: April 1 at the Orchid Club Trip 4 Starlite Cruise 5 Victory Casino 8 Victory Casino 19Biltmore Estate April 4 at the Island Club Trip 3 Forever Plaid 16 Murder Mystery Train April 5 at the Island Club Trip 7 The Greater Tuna 12St Augustine Outlets April 8 at the Orchid Club Trip 6 Kiss Me Kate 18 Dirty DancingBaby Boomers ClubMark your calendar for upcoming events !! Tuesday, April 8 were going to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. Ticket sales are Monday, March 24 in the Orchid Club Lobby. $22 pp. Friday, April 25 brings the Baby Boomers Spring Dance, featuring Oak Runs own DJ Nicky-B spinning the tunes. Ticket sales are Saturdays, April 5 and 12. $5 members, $7 guests from 9 to 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Orchid Club. Saturday, March 29. We also have a few spots open for the Boomers Bowling Outing. Bowling will be at AMF Galaxy West Lanes 2 p.m. and the After Party will be at the Orchid Club starting at 5 p.m. To sign up for Bowling call Barry or Mary Ann 352-289-1604. Please see more details on the Boomers Blog.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfAfter 2 days of competition, March 11 and March 13, we crowned the Presidents Cup champion! It is Kathy Kollar. Kathy played so great on both days and took 1st place. The other ladies who had good games are: 2nd(tie) Chris Orndorff, and Joanne Welch, 3rdSylvia Zappia, 4th-Maureen Edwards, 5th-Janet Tully, 6th(tie) Mary Kay Frandsen and Joanne Ellis. Winners of the daily play are: March 11: 1st Flight: 1-Sylvia Zappia, 2Elsa Berbig, 3-Joanne Ellis 2nd Flight:1-Chris Orndorff, 2-Maureen Edwards, 3-Joanne Welch 3rd Flight: 1-Kathy Kollar, 2(tie)Sharon Scrivens and Janet Tully Closest to the pin: Sylvia Zappia March 13: 1st Flight: 3 tied for 1st: Joanne Ellis, Sylvia Zappia and Judy Klein 2nd Flight: 1-Joanne Welch, 2-Maureen Edwards, 3(tie) Chris Orndorff and Salita Timmermeyer 3rd Flight: 1-Kathy Kollar, 2-Kim Hessel, 3(tie) Mary Kay Frandsen and Janet Tully Closest to the pin: Patty Dougherty What a great tournament, ladies!Well that is it for this week. If you see me around one of the activities, please stop and say hello. Dont forget yummy pancakes tomorrow. Keep all the ticket sales dates on your calendars. Dont forget be kind to one another and you will be happier. Laura Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com At this point, I was tempted to direct my complaining toward her. But you know what that would mean, and so do I. I finally broke down and asked her what in the world she was talking about. One of the things I have learned throughout the years of marital bliss is that if you ask your wife to tell you something, she will do it. But I was desperate at this time and I needed a little bit of clarification. She looked at me, paused as if she was collecting her thoughts and then said, You should be thankful that there are so many crazy people out in the world. The more crazy people there are, the more you are going to fit in. If for some reason we could eliminate all the crazy people in the world you would be a very lonely person. She continued her explanation by saying, Every crazy person takes the focus away from you. If there were not enough crazy people out in the world people would be focusing on you and complaining about how crazy you are. You do not have to hit me over the head with a hammer. That is the thing about my wife. When she is right, she is right. At least it gave me a new perspective on the world around me. Also, a new appreciation for crazy. I began to see her point of view, as humbling as it was, and realize that crazy has a place. As I further thought about this, I began to realize that everybody is crazy only in different areas of their life. Some peoples crazy is more noticeable than others, but everybody has that crazy gene. I guess that is what makes us human. After some deep reflection on the subject, I have come to the point where I want to praise crazy. I never thought of it along this line, but everybody has the right to change his or her mind about anything. Personally, I would like to change my mind for one that really works. One mans crazy is another mans delight. What is crazy to one person may be something rather important and enjoyable to another. After all, who am I to say what is crazy and what is not crazy. It is important to find someone else with something that you can truly appreciate. I thought about that and what Solomon said, Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones (Proverbs 3:7-8). Instead of spending so much time complaining about other people, I need to exercise the fine art of appreciation and learn how to praise people on their terms.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 West Marion Moose Lodge activities Friday, March 21: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment Barry and Sandra, Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Hall. Saturday, March 22: Steak Night $10, Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke 6 to 10 p.m., will be set up in the Social Quarters. Sunday, March 23: Breakfast 911:30 a.m. (made to order eggs, bacon, omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy) Nascar Sunday with a potluck from 3-5 p.m.. lodge will provide pulled pork Monday, March 24: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 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, March 26: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27: 1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., 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, March 28: $1 Coney dogs noon until 4 p.m., Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Fish or shrimp dinner $7 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Nashville Recording Artist Willie Crisel 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. OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 Read the classifieds Easter Seals launches redesigned websiteEaster Seals Florida (ESF) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, www.easterseals.com/florida/. The recently re-designed site provides users with easier access to information about ESFs unparalleled services and programs for persons with disabilities and special needs, and their families. The new website features larger navigation buttons, more vibrant images and quick access to the non-profits social media sites, like Facebook and YouTube. The revamped website demonstrates ESFs continued focus on its clients and their families, by recognizing the need for technological updates and advancements. We wanted the new site to be easy to use, as some of our clients do not have fine motor skills, said Sue Ventura, president and CEO of Easter Seals. The new platform allows for those with limited vision and cognitive difficulties to find what they are looking for just as easily as those with finely honed computer skills. ESF new website is modeled after Easter Seals Nationals website; users on both sites will experience similar functions and layout, which will allow for easier accessibility to information on programs and services. ESF serves 40 of the states 67 counties. Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000HNFC 000HK2F 000HOQE 8441 SW Highway 200 Ste. 101, Ocala, FL 352.237.2240 Mon-Fri. 9-5 Saturday 10-2 www.GemGalleriaJewelers.com Gem Galleria Jewelers for lifes special moments Prices Are Back Up BUYING GOLD & SIL VER Sell or Trade For New Jewelr y Fine Jewelry W atches Giftware Repairs Appraisals Al Sickle 208-5664 000HOZ1 MLS # 404406 EXPANDED PINE MODEL Workshop, Florida Room, Nice Landscape New carpet in bedrooms Tile all other areas Handicapped bathroom Dot Baker 207-8399 OPEN HOUSE_SUNDAY March 23, 2014 1:00 to 2:00 pm PINE RUN ESTATES 8955 SW 104 PL_$54,900 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY March 23, 2014 1:00 to 2:00 pm ON TOP OF THE WORLD RESALES 8618A SW 91 PL $49,900 Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to Pine Run Entrance. Pass Guard, first left, then first right. Home on Right. Dir.: SW Hwy 200 to OTOW entrance. R 85 Ter, L 97 St, R 87 Ave, R 91 Pl. Home on right. MLS # 404426 BIRMINGHAM END UNIT Upgraded well maintained New: AC 2010, Roof 2006 2bd, 2ba, 1cg, Family rm, Big eat-in Kitchen Formal Living-Dining Rm. 000HPE5 OPEN HOUSE OAK RUN THE PRESERVE Sunday, March 23, 2014 1:00-3:00 PM 7893 SW 115 Pl. Beautiful, light and bright, 2/2 with an office. Gorgeous home with all new appliances, double garage, brick paved driveway and patio. Backs up to wooded area for extra privacy. Lots of extras. A must see! $104,900 L ORI CORNELIUS Homerun Realty 352-274-0743 Cell 352-624-0935 Office 352-624-0942 Fax 000HJJX $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! Flowers $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! DISCOUNT DISCOUNT OUTLET STORE OUTLET STORE MON THRU SAT 9:00AM-6:00PM; SUN 11AM-5PM *PRICES GOOD ONLY AT THE OCALA SR 200 LOCATION ALL PRODUCTS THRIFT STORE QUALITY OR BETTER 6285 SW SR 200 OCALA, FL 352-237-2180 352-237-2180 99 6 p ac k Ta sty ka ke Pec an Sw ir ls 6 p ac k Ta sty ka ke Des se rt Cu ps BR EADS BU NS ROLLS 99 DAI LY 000HIZZ Privately Owned & Operated. Call our of fice today for special pricing if transferring from a closed of fice. Complete Dental Services V isit our web site at: CarolinaDentures.net

PAGE 23

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Imade the mistake the other night of complaining out loud. It is one thing to complain under your breath so that nobody hears you or knows what you are complaining about. But when you complain out loud, then you run the chance of somebody hearing you. The somebody I was most concerned about was the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Some things are meant to be kept to yourself and for obvious reasons. For some reason, who knows what it was, I let my guard down and vocalized my complaining. I must confess that it rather caught me off guard. What are you complaining about, my wife said directing the question to me. At first, I did not know what she was talking about because I did not realize that I was vocalizing my complaints. All I could say at the time was, Did I say that out loud? My wife has a delicate way of backing me in a corner where I have to say what is on my mind. Fortunately, I do not have much of a mind for anything to get on. Unfortunately, my tongue is not attached to anything and so it is looseygoosey. What I was complaining about were all the crazy people, particularly on television. Just when you think you have seen the most crazy thing, something else or someone else takes the lead in the race to crazyville. Since my wife asked me, I let go on a very eloquent rant against crazy. At this point, I forget the exact crazy that set me off. But it does not matter. If it were not one thing, it would be another thing. I have tried throughout my life to be an equal crazy complainer. If you are crazy, you can be sure I am going to complain about you. You, in particular, my wife was directing this toward me, ought to be quite thankful about all of the crazy people in the world. That set me off on another rant. I am not thankful for the crazy people in this world. The less crazy people the better I am going to like it. And I made the mistake of telling her exactly what I thought about that. We do not need more crazy people, I argued. Someone in Congress ought to pass a law against crazy. While I said that, it occurred to me that most of the crazy people are in Congress. I do not want more crazy people in this world. Enough is enough already, move on. Really, my wife argued, you ought to be happy about all the crazy people in the world. In praise of being crazy Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder PLEASESEEPASTOR, PAGE11 Yesterday was the first day of spring. Already trees have started budding and flowers blooming. Hopefully, the weather up north has improved so that snowstorms and freezing rain have ended and they can expect a nice springtime. With a spring in our step we travel down Pun Alley for some seasonal tales.A soft smellJohn had spent months waiting impatiently for signs of spring. When the first warm, sunny day arrived, he eagerly stepped onto their patio deck. The sight of green sprouts and the sounds of singing birds pleased him. More than anything else, he delighted in the sweet aroma of the spring air. He beckoned to his wife to join him. She quietly brought him back to earth when she mentioned that he was standing in front of the dryer vent, inhaling the scent of fabric softener.Spring singLast summer an old New England industrial town decided it was time to clean up the local waterway. Engineers built a series of diversionary trenches to capture some of the solid pollutants. During the winter these trenches all froze. With spring here and the ice melting, the vastly increased concentration of pollutants in these trenches is causing a great obnoxious odor in the neighborhood, prompting locals to start singing that famous old song, A River Ditch Aroma.Spring thinkingAt breakfast the golfers wife said, Now just because the weather is pretty today, dont think youre going to sneak off and play golf all day. Honey, he said, dont get upset. Golf is the furthest thing from my mind. Would you please pass the toast and putter?Spring flingsIn the spring boys begin to feel gallant and the girls begin to feel buoyant. Watermelons are so juicy because they are planted in the spring. The other day I went to the bookstore to buy a dictionary. The clerk showed me a really cheap one. I couldnt find the words to thank him. Spring is a kangaroos favorite season. In the spring jolly farmers say, hoe, hoe, hoe. When you cross a four-leaf clover and poison ivy you get a rash of good luck. After a hard winter, relief comes to the trees in the spring. The college kids call it spring break. Their parents, however, call it spring broke. Farmers and golfers can now start their spring plowing. The two bedbugs that fell in love got married in the spring.Spring breakTraveling in the south during spring break a group of Yale students stopped at a traffic light near a man sitting on a porch. He asked, Where you boys from? Yale, they replied. The man stood up and yelled, WHERE YOU BOYS FROM?Spring stepping?Look at this mess! roared an angry customer at a local cafe, pointing to his squashed doughnut. Its just as you ordered it, sir, the waitress replied. You told me to bring you coffee and a doughnut and step on it.Spring cleaningDuring the Spring Break, a freshman brought a semesters worth of dirty laundry home to wash. Soon after stepping into the laundry room, he shouted to his mom, What setting do I use on the washing machine? It depends. What does it say on your shirt? FSU.Spring jumpWith springtime in the air two guys were hiking in a wooded area when they came upon a large sinkhole. Curious about its depth, they threw in a pebble and waited for the sound of it striking the bottom, but they heard nothing. They went and got a bigger rock, threw it in and waited. Still nothing. They searched the area for something larger and came upon a railroad tie. With great difficulty, the two men carried it to the opening and threw it in. While waiting for it to hit bottom, a goat suddenly darted between them and leapt into the hole. The guys were still standing there with astonished looks upon their faces from the actions of the goat when a man walked up to them. He asked them if they had seen a goat anywhere in the area and they said that one had just jumped into the sinkhole in front of them. The man replied, Oh no. That couldnt be my goat; mine was tied to a railroad tie. Spring is in the air Pun Alley Dick Frank 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 000GUM1 1.7 miles west of I-75 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 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. 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 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countr ysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Nursery pr ovided Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000H3AH Wesleyan-Holiness Tradition OCALA WEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE T eaching the Bible as Gods Word to produce Christ-followers! S undays: Sunday School . . . . . . 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship . . . . 10:30 A.M. W orship . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Childrens Bible Quizzing 6:00 P. M. We dnesday Evenings Adult Bible Study . . . . . 6:00 P. M. Pastor Curt Dowling 5884 SW 60th A ve. (Airport Rd.) Ocala, Fl 34477 (352) 861-0755 www.ocalawestnaz.org 000H8CF 000GUYF 1 1251 S.W. Highway 484 (1.3 Miles West of State Road 200) 352-465-7272 Sunday 8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist 10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist Tuesday 9:00 A.M. Morning Prayer Mass, and Healing Weekday Groups: T ues. 6:30pm Cub Scout Pack 508 2nd Sat 8am Fellowship Breakfast at IHOP Episcopal Episcopal Church Church of the Advent of the Advent adventepiscopal.net 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 000HIQP PREACHING THE TRUTH IN LOVE 525 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala 484 484 Exit 341 SW 49TH AVE. MARION OAKS PASS MARION OAKS TRAIL 200 484 MARION OAKS COURSE I-75 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles We st of I-75 Wo rship Service 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 000H8GU 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 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 Conard L. Chambers Senior Minister Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 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 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 AVI D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000GYLQ Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000HG9R Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Co-Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 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 000HOPT 000HI3G For information & Tee Times 352.629.7980 www.OcalaNational.com #300 Located on Hwy 27 across from Golden Ocala 4782 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL 34482 G OLF & L UNCH S PECIAL 18 Holes, Cart Fee, Lunch V alid through Mar. 31, 2014. Must present coupon. Offer may not be utilized with other offers. T ee times may be made up to 7 days in advance of the date of play $37 00 +tax BEFORE 1:00PM (Deli sandwich, chips, and soft drink) $32 00 +tax Includes Lunch Wi thout Lunch $32 00 +tax AFTER 1:00PM (Deli sandwich, chips, and soft drink) $29 00 +tax Includes Lunch Wi thout Lunch Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 yearsThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send free written information about our qualifications and experience. 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 237-9225W.E. BISHOP JR.Attorney At Law ESTA TE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTA TE CORPORATIONS NO CHARGE FOR INITIAL CONSULT ATION Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 000HOLO BOTTLE OF WINE WITH $50 PURCHASE. EXCLUDES BEER, CIGARETTES AND LOTTO. EXPIRES 3/28/14. NEW STORE IN JASMINE PLAZA 6160 SW Hw y. 200, Ocala, 509-4983 Captain Morgan 1.75 Reg. $22.99 NOW $20.99 Smirnoff 1.75 Reg. $22.99 NOW $19.99 Silver Patron 375ml Reg. $26.99 NOW 2 FOR $39.99 Popov V odka 1.75 Reg. $15.49 NOW $13.99 Crown Royal 1.75 Reg. $45.99 NOW $40.99 Crown Royal 750 Reg. $23.99 NOW $20.99 HUGE SELECTION OF BEER, LIQUOR AND WINE Mardi Gras Homosassa Style Saturday March 22 Y ulee Dr., Old Homosassa, FL 9 AM 6 PM Parade Starts at 10 AM Shrimp, Food, Beer & W ine, V endors, Kids Zone, Arts & Crafts Rotar y Club of Homosassa Springs Supported by: 000HJWB Ameriprise Financial Fresh from Florida Crystal Automotive The Freezer Gildans The Shed Neon Leons DiscoverCitrusCounty.com FDS Disposal Suncoast Plumbing Citrus 95.3/The Fox 96.7 Homosassa Printing Homosassa Wildlife Park Live Music Cash Prizes Info call 352-201-2520 or go to www.shrimpapalooza.com 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 A wayFrom-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. 000HNW A $100 $100 $100 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Promotional Promotional Discount to all Discount to all Attendees Attendees REDS RESTAURANT 8411 N. SR 200 Tuesday, March 25 10:00 AM OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy 200 Wednesday, March 26 3:30 PM WOLFYS RESTAURANT 2159 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thursday, April 3 3:30 PM

PAGE 24

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com has been [that] I am my brothers keeper. Obama claimed that year that his efforts to help working-class and poor Americans by extending unemployment insurance, improving education, doubling the funding for LIHEAP (a home heating assistance program), increasing the child tax credit, Pell grants for college students, and the earned-income tax credit were all motivated by his belief that I am my brothers keeper. Exhorting Americans to combat human trafficking at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2012, Obama invoked the story of the Good Samaritan. Recognizing that we are our brothers keepers, he proclaimed, weve got to bind up peoples wounds. In his 2012 Christmas message, Obama declared, a child born in a stable brought our world a redeeming gift of peace and salvation. This message speaks to us to this daythat we are called to love each other as we love ourselves, that we are our brothers keeper [this is] a message that guides my Christian faith. Obamas faith has been very controversial and misunderstood. He has testified frequently to his belief in Jesus Christ as his savior and Lord, especially in his speeches at the annual national prayer breakfast, but he has rarely attended church as president. Obamas faith is difficult to decipher because various streamsthe African-American church, the Social Gospel movement, mainline Protestantism, and evangelicalismhave all helped shape it. He shares the greatest affinity with progressive Protestants and socially liberal evangelicals who view assisting the least of these as the highest biblical social priority. The disparate assessments of Obamas faith by politically conservative and liberal Christians stem largely from their sharp disagreement over what responsibilities the Bible assigns to government and whether government programs or private projects and acts can best alleviate poverty. The president has chosen a strange text as his principle biblical themethe words are Cains response to God in Genesis 4 after murdering his brother Abelam I my brothers keeper? Nevertheless, the Bible clearly teaches that we are responsible for helping one another and that those with wealth, power, and privileges are specially called to aid those who are struggling. Therefore, recognizing the huge challenges confronting African-American and Latino boys and young men today, and the pivotal role private groups will play in Obamas initiative, we should all applaud and support it.Dr. Gary Scott Smith chairs the history department at Grove City College and is a fellow for faith and the presidency with The Center for Vision & Values. He is the author of Faith and the Presidency From George Washington to George W. Bush (Oxford University Press, 2009) and Heaven in the American Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2011). SMITHCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with games beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a Fish Fry on the second and fourth Fridays of every month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor chicken wings and/or shrimp baskets every first and third Fridays of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the Canteen provided by: Bubbilicious March 21 and Ken Jackson and March 22. 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. Saturday, April 5, 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 presold only. See the Canteen server for your tickets. Easter Dinner Saturday, April 19, ham with all the fixins, 4:30 to 6. See your canteen server for your tickets. Sign up books are out for Buddy Poppy Drive. Please donate a couple hours of your time. See book for the many locations and times available. Dates are May 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781, 9401 SW 110th St. Telephone 352-873-4781. For members and guests. VFW Post 4781 events Passover greetings were included letting our personnel know that they are remembered over these special holidays. These games will help pass the long and lonely hours of our service people and we are grateful for the support of kind people such as Billie who give of themselves for our troops. Find Wilma on facebook and amazon.com.Movie NightCaptain Phillips is the scheduled feature for Movie Night on Tuesday, April 1. Tom Hanks stars in this true life story of Captain Richard Phillips of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama when it was taken over by Somali pirates. Filled with action and drama this story will quicken your pulse and tug at your heart strings all at the same time. Enjoy comfortable seating; popcorn and lemonade and a top ranked new movie all for free in our climate controlled clubhouse. Of course you are welcome to bring your own treats if you wish. This movie is rated PG 13 so there should be no problem with our residents getting in to see it. Come out and enjoy.Fantastic Sing-a-LongYour Cherrywood Songbirds are holding a special Sing-a-Long event on Wednesday, April 2 so come out and join in this debut event. Admission is free for all our residents and friends and the caliber of music is top notch. Join your voices with those of the Song Birds as they sing familiar show tunes and music that we all know and love. Director Vince Basile will be your host with accompanist Frank Juarbe on the keyboard for this one of kind musical adventure. The Songbirds performance begins at 2 in the afternoon so bring your friends and family and some refreshments too if you wish and come out for this great time. Back in the day it would have been called a Hootenanny but us modern folks know it as a Sing-a-Long; by any name, it nothing but fun. Cribbage ClubJoin the wild and crazy members of our Cribbage Club on Mondays at 12:30 in the card room of the clubhouse. If youve never played before, youll find many willing and able teachers and if you are an accomplished player; you have a good chance of beating the rest of us but we will give you some competition albeit in the spirit of good fun. Crazy; Whacky; Fashion ShowBack by popular demand is our Crazy Whacky Fashion Show. This event was a big hit last year and this year is shaping up to be even better. Our wonderful models; men and women; have a limited budget and using their stylish sense of fashion; put together outfits they feel will please and win admiration from the audience. Well, at least thats the goal. Some of the outfits are daring; some chic and high brow; and some are just down right funny but all are eligible for prizes and the appreciation of a well entertained group of on lookers. Tickets are only $2 for this annual riot of an event so see Geri today and make sure youll have a chair for this dazzling show. Rumor has it that Joannie will be back this year to introduce the models and describe their ensembles. See you on Friday, April 11 from 1 until 3 for a super time.Ladies LunchAll of the ladies of Cherrywood are invited and encouraged to come out for the monthly ladies luncheon in the clubhouse. The next lunch will be Wednesday April 9 at noon. Each lady is asked to bring a dish to pass; a place setting for themselves and a smile. Our ladies know how to cook so you will get a delicious meal and have a great time socializing with your friends and neighbors. Our new residents are especially encouraged to attend. We have a great group of gals who are friendly; laugh a lot and who are genuinely good people. Bring your appetite and your sense of humor along with a dish to pass. Youll be glad you did when you see how much fun these luncheons are.TriviaWatch here for Trivia Night on April 16. Donna James will be bringing the questions to tease and please our contestants. It only costs a dollar to play so gather up a team or come by yourself and join friends and neighbors as they try to answer the titillating and mentally stimulating questions. Prize money and bragging rights accompany the winners through the entire month so bring your best game and join us. All proceeds for Trivia Night go to the Patriot Dog Project.From your reporter Special thanks to Ardie Heape for covering the paper these past five weeks. As you all know, she did a fantastic job reporting our Cherrywood news and giving me a break to catch up on some personal business. I am deeply grateful to her and promise all her fans that she will be back. As she said, this is a now a team effort. Easter is coming and our snowbirds will be leaving soon but we have a lot of events coming up in the near future that they will be able to attend along with our year around residents. There is one event I would like to call special attention to even though it isnt a Cherrywood function. Im speaking of an event that a group called The Compassionate Friends is sponsoring. Compassionate Friends was organized to assist families who have had the indefinable sorrow of losing a child. On April 26, at 3 in the afternoon; they will hold a Butterfly & Balloon Picnic at Erwins Farm behind the Veterinarian Clinic at 10725 SE 36th Ave. in Belleview. This is an opportunity for loved ones to celebrate the life of their beloved little one by releasing balloons and butterflies; singing songs and reciting poetry. Registration for this event closes on April 7 so contact Betty at 35-245-4798; Bill at 352-522-0768 or Norellen at 352369-6665 as soon as possible. These people will be happy to provide information and to take your reservation. You can also contact these individuals if you would like to learn how you can provide support for the Ocala Chapter of Compassionate Friends. I know the people of Cherrywood will help because thats what we do. If you have any comments; suggestions or ideas for this section of your Citizen Newspaper please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. Its always good to hear from you. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 000HP93 7651 SW Hwy 200, Suite 103 (Near Oasis restaurant, between Publix & Lowes) Circle Square Plaza 352-854-2033 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM -6 PM Sat. 8 AM -2 PM Sofie, Dee, Edward, Angela Expires 4/10/14 Perm, Cut & Style $55 Senior Mans Haircut $10 For Appt. Call (352) 854-4017 000HP9L STOP THE PAIN with Laser Pain Relief A Revolutionary Super Pulsed Laser Technology for treatment of pain & injuries. Also offering Medicupping along with advanced balance programs. Timberridge 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 2000, Ste. 2001, Ocala, FL 10405 N. Sherman Dr., Citrus Springs, FL www.eldiablogolf.com000HILA FREE GOLF! Play An y Day in Mar ch at full ra te & Get a FREE ROUND in May June July or A ugust Book Your Tee Time Now! DIREC TAX Call Gene Hester for Appointment at 237-5330 Jasmine Plaza 6160 SW St. Rd. 200, Suite 111 Ocala, FL 34476 000H4Q4 Gene Hester/Raymond James State & Fed. Returns Lowest Prices E-File & Rapid Refunds Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000HN7A Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000HPDV FL Seller Of T ravel 13519 Sarasota Beach, Aug. 18-21, 3 nights Back by popular demand, Sandcastle Resort-Lido Beach, 7 meals, theater $425 pp Clearwater Sat., Sept. 6 Early bird dinner theater Greater T una, Buffet Lunch, $80 pp Chicago, Sept. 13-21, 9 days Great stops along the way 14 meals, tour of Chicago & cruise on Lake Michigan, $789 pp Nashville Show Trip, Oct. 19-25, 7 days Grand Ole Opry 2 shows, 10 meals, tours, $625 pp Marlene Kaiser OTOW resident 843-4133 marlenekaiser@yahoo.com 000HMFG E-bay Specialists Gary Wilson & Mary OBrien everythingunderthesun4u@hotmail.com 352-861-6991 352-229-4124 Everything Under The Sun We do the work for you. John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000H8TS 9045 SW HWY 200 Ocala, Florida 34481 352-861-9473 Specializing in the like-new car, without the new car price! Come see us and see why buying a new car never makes sense! Dont Worry Buy with confidence! All Wise Way vehicles are certified! www.wisewayautoinc.com Auto Sales, Inc. Family Owned & Operated Since 1999 South Marion Citizens readers Choice Poll #1 Used Car Dealer for 7 Consecutive Years! Mention this ad and get 3 years of FREE service with your next vehicle purchase! 000HIST 000HNE7 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 Expires 8/31/13 FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED Free Estimates Licensed & Insured 100% Guaranteed Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Services Carpet & Upholster y Cleaning Services 2 4 Hour Emergency Wa ter Removal!!! Carpet Dries F ast 1-2 Hours Tile & Grout Carpet Stretching Uphols tery W ater Ex traction Air Duct Cleaning 35% OFF TILE CLEANING Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. 3 ROOMS & HALLW AY $ 65 00 Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. CARPET STRET CHING OR REPAIR 25% OFF Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charg e applies. T oll Free 866-44 3-17 66 Local 352-503-209 1 www .ThuraClean.com Only 30% OFF AREA RUG CLEANING Expires 4/15/14 Minimum charge applies. coupon required coupon required coupon required coupon required 000HGZZ Massage Therapy Manual L ymphatic Drainage at Jasmine Plaza 30 min. $ 25 60 min. $40 90 min. $60 By appointment only 352-620-4298 Lic. Massage Therapist Penny Chester -Reilly Lic. #MM31909 000HP3E Locally Owned IP Resort $169 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $189 pp/dbl SOT #36723 Biloxi Ca$ino Tours 3 Nights April 21-24, May 19-22 Chance to win $50 CASH 352-840-0333 www.LauraKaneTravel.com Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus ONE FREE TRIP GIVEN AW AY EACH MONTH 000HP26 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm O CALA G OLF C ART 2010 EZ-GO RXV Reconditioned Garage Floor Mat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 49 High Speed Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Sunbrella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 549 Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 119 Mag Wheels 10in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 349 Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee the Lowest Prices in Ocala! 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries $4,995 2010 Club Car Precedent Reconditioned $4,995 Now Offering Sleekline Yamaha Great Prices, Best Selection 6-V 6 PACK $399 8-V 6 PACK $499 6-V T605 only $539 8-V T875 only $599 Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala AS K AB OU T NO M ON EY D OW N VA O R FH A FI NA NC IN G 000HOVP Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! PLEASE CALL TO HAVE YOUR HOUSE APPRAISED FOR A NEW LISTING! 2/2/1 FRAME HOME with aluminum siding. House is completely remodeled, new carpet and new high toilets, home has new coat of paint and is ready to move in. All appliances included, located in a gated 55+ community with many activities for the residents. MLS 398597 $54,000 2/2/2 FRAME HOME with carpet and vinyl on floors, has breakfast nook to enjoy your backyard. newer roof and air, nice landscaping and good curb appeal, located in a gated 55+ community. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, good place to retire to. MLS 403758 $73,500 2/2/1 WITH VINYL SIDING, indoor laundry, all appliances included, newer range and refrigerator, 9/14 enclosed lanai, home has new paint. Very private location with woods in backyard, gated 55+ community, fenced area for your pets. MLS 399195 $58,500 VERY WELL MAINTAINED 2/2/1 home, all appliances included, new tile floor in living area, glass enclosed 9/14 lanaiwith tile floor. Also includes a tile patio. Home is move-in condition, landscaped and located in a gated 55+ community. MLS 401156 $65,900 2/2/1 HOME FEATURES A GREAT ROOM, opens to kitchen, dining and living room, completely remodeled. New oak cabinets and countertop. Home is handicapped friendly, large 20/9 Florida room, indoor laundry, newer roof and air located in a guarded 55+ community. MLS 383919 $54,900 2/2/1 FRAME AND VINYL HOME, tile in kitchen, laundry room and baths, new carpet in bedrooms. Fresh paint, upgraded baths, new appliances in kitchen, new windows and new roof, new frontdoor location, and is in a gated 55 community. Landscaped and ready to move in. MLS 390468 $65,000

PAGE 25

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, March 21, 2014 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youll want to discourage well-meaning but potentially ill-advised interference in what you intend to accomplish. Your work has a better chance to succeed if it reflects you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovines well-deserved reputation for loyalty could be tested if you learn that it might be misplaced. But dont rely on rumors. Check the stories out before you decided to act. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youve been going on adrenaline for a long time, and this unexpected lull in a recent spate of excitement could be just what you need to restore your energy. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Friends can be counted on to help you deal with a perplexing personal situation. But remember to keep your circle of advisers limited only to those youre sure you can trust. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Security-loving Lions do not appreciate uncertainty in any form. But sometimes changing situations can reveal hidden stresses in time to repair a relationship before its too late. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good time for single Virgos to make a love connection. Be careful not to be too judgmental about your new prospect at least until you know more about her or him. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your sense of justice helps you resolve a problem that might have been unfairly attributed to the wrong person. Spend the weekend doing some long-neglected chores. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might feel justified in your anger toward someone you suspect betrayed your trust. But it could help if you check if your suspicions have substance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Ignore distractions if you hope to accomplish your goal by the deadline you agreed to. Keep the finish line in sight, and you should be able to cross it with time to spare. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your creative self continues to dominate through much of the week. Also, despite a few problems that have cropped up, that recent romantic connection seems to be thriving. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) As curious as you might be, its best to avoid trying to learn a colleagues secret. That sort of knowledge could drag you into a difficult workplace situation at some point down the line. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Instead of spending too much time floundering around wondering if you can meet your deadline, you need to spend more time working toward reaching it. BY DR. GARY SMITH Special to the CitizenRecently, President Obama announced the creation of a new program to help Latino and African-American males. Not surprisingly, he called this initiative My Brothers Keeper. During his presidency, Obama has used this biblical phrase more than 60 times to support his commitment to aiding the disadvantaged and downtrodden. Obama announced that his administration had solicited the support of foundations, businesses, state and local political officials, religious leaders, and nonprofit organizations to create more pathways to success for these young men. He reported that these groups have promised to invest at least $200 million over the next five years for the initiative. Anyone who works hard and takes responsibility for his own life, Obama argued, should be able to succeed in America regardless of his race, ethnicity, sex, or family background. Achieving this goal requires giving all children access to a world class education, creating more jobs, providing workers with skills, and paying a livable wage. He said that because these young men have the odds stacked against them and fewer opportunities, unique solutions are necessary. Half of African-American boys and a quarter of Latino boys, the president reported, are growing up without a father in their home. These boys are likely to live in indigent families and to read poorly. They are far more likely than other boys to not finish high school, commit a crime, and be a victim of crime. Fewer young African-American and Latino men (compared to young white men) have jobs and consequently have higher rates of poverty. In the aftermath of the emotionally laden Trayvon Martin verdict, Obama declared, it is paramount to assure these young men that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them. Thankfully, they have outstanding African American and Latino role models in business, sports, politics, and the military such as Colin Powell, Magic Johnson, and Anthony Foxx who have all defied the odds. Although Obama did not directly cite the Bible or use Scriptural arguments in announcing his new initiative, my brothers keeper has been his go-to phrase since 2008. During the presidential campaign, Obama called for an active faith, rooted in that most fundamental of all truths: that I am my brothers keeper. In 2011, the president asserted, every time weve had to make a decision, my guiding principle This week I didnt have time to write a regular news column for publication. I was too busy trying to figure out how to fill out my brackets you know, for the NCAA basketball tournament. Its commonly called March Madness, a registered trademark, and there are various contests conducted that give people an opportunity to fill out a bracket, once the pairings for the tournament are announced. That happened Sunday evening. Now everyone, millions of us, have to figure out whos going to win each game. In most of these contests, whoever gets the most points as assigned by the contest administrators wins a prize. Some of them can be substantial. Ive been entering for years, and Ive never won a dime. As I look at this year, the first thing is to decide whether I want to start from the outside and work in, or start with the overall winner and work out. Of course, there are many contests, so you can do it both ways. The logical thing is to pick the Florida Gators to win it all. After all, theyre the No. 1 seed, they swept through the SEC season with a 21-0 mark and have only lost two close games, on the road, this year. But they struggled in trying to hold a lead Sunday against Kentucky, and didnt look like worldbeaters in the first half Saturday against Tennessee. So do you stick with them or not? Then there are the Cinderella teams. You always have to consider the teams that seemingly dont have a chance, but sneak in all the way to the finals. Wichita State was one such team last year, making it all the way to the Final Four. This year, though, the Shockers are a No. 1 seed and are 34-0, so it wouldnt exactly be a surprise for them to advance that far. It might be a surprise if they lose early. And on and on it goes. Nothing is a sure thing in this tournament, which starts this week at various sites. I have to admit that, except for a couple of big games involving Duke, all Ive seen this season are Florida Gator games. At this time of year, when the big games are taking place, Im generally watching a baseball game on the MLB channel, particularly if the Mets are on, so thats even less basketball. But I will sit down and go through the schedule and the seedings, and see which teams the NCAA Selection Committee thinks will advance and generally pick against them. Thats how accurate they usually are being a No. 1 seed doesnt automatically qualify you to win the regional and advance to the Final Four. So Im sure Ill have a winner somewhere in my brackets oh well, at least its nice to dream. Maybe Ill at least finish in the top one million. That would be progress.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: 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. Standardized tests have been a part of American education since the mid-1800s. However, since the 2002 passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that mandated yearly testing of students from third grade onward in all 50 states, state spending on standardized tests has skyrocketed from $423 million to nearly $2 billion annually. The NCLB testing mandate and attendant rise in the use of standardized tests has fueled an ongoing debate as to whether such testing positively or negatively impacts student learning. Proponents contend standardized tests benefit both teachers and students. As an assessment tool, they aid teachers in determining how a student is performing and progressing academically over time as compared to students nationwide, statewide and locally. For students, standardized tests are a fairly accurate measurement of their academic strengths and weaknesses and a predictor of success in college. Opponents counter that standardized tests do more harm than good. Favoring achievement of a specific score to measure teacher accountability and student performance, they tend to decrease non-test-related instruction time at the expense of a well-balanced education. Also, they contribute to making learning a stressful experience that diminishes the joy of learning for teachers and students alike. Adding to the pro and con debate is the questionable effectiveness of standardized tests relative to U.S. students as indicated by the results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), which tests 15-year-olds from around the world every three years to gauge their reading, math and science skills. When the PISA was first conducted in 2000, U.S. students were ranked 11th in the world for reading, 14th for science and 18th for math. After a decade of increased emphasis on standardized tests, the U.S. global ranking in 2012 fell to 21st for reading, 24th for science and 31st for math. The sharp fall in the global rankings of the U.S. since 2000 suggests that the NCLBs excessive, high-stakes focus on standardized testing may be encouraging the drill-like drudgery of teaching to the test rather than innovative instruction that inspires student learning. Various polls also affirm that only one in four teachers consider standardized tests an accurate measurement of student learning. Whether one is pro or con, standardized tests are here to stay. However, their excessive use has swung the pendulum so far that a greater balance between testing and learning is needed. Standardized tests, therefore, should be one among several assessments for teacher accountability and student progress rather than the alpha and omega. Continuing to do otherwise promises to take the joy of teaching and learning out of the classroom to the detriment of both teachers and students.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY High-stakes testing counter productive Brackets leave time for little else President Obamas My Brothers Keeper plan READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Check out our website www.smcitizen.com Unrealistic generationRecently, I read that the present generation says they are smarter than any generation preceding it. I guess that shows the present generation is not too realistic, and living in a world called la, la land. Examples; they cant write cursive, spell, do math without a calculator, they use drugs, do drinking binges, use guns, smoke pot, many going to jail for violent crimes, theyre lost without computers, I Pads, I Phones, the Internet, theyre poorly educated. Theyve achieved nothing, except being a liability on society. Now the generations before the current one, which includes the greatest generation, of which Im one, have accomplished the following: founded this country, won the revolutionary war, won the war of 1812, the union was preserved by the Civil war, won WW 1, and WWII, persevered in the longest war in our history, yes, the Korean war, fought in Vietnam, and also created the computer age, discovered new drugs which are now saving millions of lives, put a man in space and a man on the moon, and much more. Top that! If we refer back to the first paragraph, which todays generation may not know what a paragraph might be, all the current generation has succeeded in doing, cant read above a third grade level, are being a blight to society, trying to denigrate this country, and in general, arent too bright. Bill Ford Ocala LETTER TO THE EDITOR PLEASESEESMITH, PAGE9

PAGE 26

MY LOSING SEASON By Pat Conroy Pat Conroy writes in My Losing Season that he was a ruined boy who played basketball instead of killing his father. In this self-effacing memoir about significant basketball moments culminating in his final college game as a Citadel Bulldog, Conroy confesses that he learned more from losing than from winning. The team was mediocre and so was he, calling himself the 15th or 16th best. During Conroys years in Charleston, Donald Conroy, the authors brutal, child-slapping Marine father, makes several cameo appearances, none of them pleasant. Which should have made young Conroy able to handle his bullying head coach, Mel Thompson, but the mans black-eyed fury nearly destroys him and in cutting his teams throat Thompson creates the humiliating losing season Conroy can never forget. Incredibly, years later, writer Conroy visits Thompson and tells him, I loved having you as my coach. One saving influence at The Citadel was his thoughtful English professor who praised his writing and encouraged him to pursue it as a career. The relentless hazing he suffered as a plebe and unprotected by his coaches spawned the novel, The Lords of Discipline, which outraged military colleges across America and made it necessary to film the movie version in England. When Conroys blockbuster The Great Santini appeared, it was a softened take on his fathers loutish behavior. But the book caused the scales to fall from Don Conroys eyes and he reinvented himself as the loving father his seven children had longed for. Upon his death in 1998,Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING Man talks about his father, hazing and baseball his children were bereft and sobbing at his funeral. Memoirs are tricky and this one is no exception. Nostalgia can get mawkish as even Conroy himself acknowledged: I have an infinite capacity for the maudlin and false note. Still, no one can deny the sincerity of the following statement: I was a basketball player, pure and simple, and the majesty of that sweet sport of basketball defined and shaped my growing up. I cannot explain what the sport means to me but I have missed it more than anything else in my life. This is a dribble-by dribble detailed description of basketball games. Recommended solely for Conroy fans and basketball aficionados. Bookmark Pat Wellington Saturday, April 5 Wo men s Spring BreakCelebrate with the Womens Spring Break. Join the Womens Ministry enjoying a continental breakfast, friendship; lunch at the baked potato bar, fellowship; special events with speakers Alan Tison, Director of Advancemant at Johnson University Florida and Twila Sias, Childrens Ministry and teaches in areas of education and psychology; and special sessions including a Make & Take card making class. Event starts at 9 a.m. Free to all women. Child care is available (note need on registration). door prizes. To register, please call 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Sunday, April 6 Maste r Choi r perf ormsThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a concert on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 1126 East Silver Springs Blvd. (which is State Road 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala, Florida. The program will include Leonard Bernsteins Chichester Psalms and other works. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207.Tuesday, April 8 Ocal a Macintosh User Group meetsThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The feature presentation will be Photographing and Presenting Wildlife by Valarie Bugh. This will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Friday, April 11 S ummerGlen yard sa leSummerGlen is having a community yard sale on Friday, April 11, open to the public, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday Saturday, April 12 Ben efit f or Therapeut ic g roupJoin the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association as we dance away the winter Blahs at a Beach Party with music from the 50s through the British Invasion. Not only will there be dinner and dancing to the band 3 For the Road, a regular band at the Villages, we have PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE27 Commercial & Residential Customized Service to Fit Y our Needs S ENIOR D ISCOUNTS F REE E STIMATES Licensed Bonded Insured 352-861-0665 G LADYS C LEANING S ERVICE HOUSE/OFFICE CLEANING 000GULM WWW GLADYSCLEANING COM 2008 2013 CLOCK REP AIR HERB WINKLER CLOCK REPAIR House calls on grandfather clocks Antique Clocks, Atmos, Ship, Wall, Mantle, Battery Operated 352-843-0181 2nd Generation Master Clock Maker 000HJT2 000HK1W GOLF CART REPAIR/SERVICES Windshields Most carts $161.00 installed Vinyl RAIN CURTAINS MOST CARTS $ 300 installed Expert Golf Cart Services 352-598-7338 We can do it all from accessories, batteries, high speed controllers & motors to paint gas and electric. ALL MAKES AND MODELS If you dont know me, one of your neighbors will. Bill Older Used Carts Wanted DEAD OR ALIVE $ 54 95 FULL SERVICE SPECIAL For Electric Carts Only W E C OME T O Y OU Propane Heaters with cup holder adapter $84.00 no tank Balentines Landscaping, Inc. (352) 873-4888 Bruce Balentine Licensed & Insured Professional Landscape Design & Installation Landscape Maintenance Sodding FREE ESTIMATES 000GSI3 LANDSCAPING PAINTING 25 yrs. Experience Insured 352-547-9588 10% Off all Sales with this advertisement Dannys Painting With any room painted Pressure Wash House FREE with this ad Commercial Residential Free Estimates Exc. References Danny Cast 000HJMD 000HNJV PRESSURE CLEANING DOUGS PRESSURE-CLEANING We clean inch by inch Driveways Sidewalks Mobile Homes Patios Pool Decks Ranch Fencing Family Owned Call for Free Esitmates (352) 873-9349 000HJDG IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $39 95 with 10% off repair With coupon. Expires 4/30/2014 S HAW I RRIGATION R EPAIR 352-624-2533 Steve Shaw 000H0P0 IRRIGATION REPAIR 32 years of experience Licensed and Insured comp #8715 Exclusive Service/Repair Specialist Lanai Enclosures Glass Window Replacement Acrylic Windows Screen Room000HMPE WINDOW INSTALL 352-587-2735CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR license # 1330701 000HKCD POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. Red Pfluger (352) 873-0674 Korean War Veteran owner 19 Years of Quality Service to the 200 Corridor Area $ 65 All Homes Voted Best By My Customers Three Years In A Row! GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 795 $ 795 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY RAY RAY CC C C C C ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION ONSTRUCTION Crayconst.com Crayconst.com Crayconst.com 1 6 x 7 SL ID IN G GA RA GE S CR EE N D OO R 1 6 x 7 SL ID IN G 16 x 7 SLIDING GARAGE GARAGE SCREEN SCREEN DOOR DOOR 000HJZR We also install custom acrylic & glass windows. Beat The Love Bugs 000HLKB AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 71 1188 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen 000HBDA smcitizen.com www.r enroomocala.com PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK F OR YOU TO SELL YOUR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Readers Choice Winner , 1, 2013 Location, Location, Location High-Traffic Store Over 100 new items daily Same location for 20 years Estate Liquidation BENEFITS THAT PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET... QUICKER! 000H8YT One Piece to an Entire House 000H8YT STUNNING MAGNOLIA! 000HMXS 873-6100 Royal Palms Plaza 854-8787 Oak Run REAL ESTATE CORP #1 Team Partners Pat McCullough 299-6688 Charlie Takesian 207-9588 John Kapioski 208-1635 Louise Pace 361-4312 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Patty Dougherty 502-3096 Jim Petticrew Broker/Manager 216-5852 Tom & Barbara Cernera 812-0626 Shirley Gottfried 216-4655 The Star Realtors o f Marion County The Serago-Lane Team Lou 804-0159 Lois 789-4516 www.DeccaRealEstate.com YOU CAN PICK UP MAPS AND FLYERS TO ALL DECCA OPEN HOUSES AT ALL 3 GATES SR 200L, 484, AND SW 62ND AVE. ROAD READERS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS! JERRY BROOKS Featured Homes of the Week Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Its A Sunny Day in Florida! Check Out My Websites At: www.ocalaflretirementhomes.com or www.ocalaflretirementproperties.com STUNNING MAGNOLIA! TEAM #1 We are your Oak Run Specialists We Live, Work & Play Here! The Perfect Place to Live, the PERFECT Time to Buy! Marketing your Home Nationwide, on the Internet, where over 85% of buyers are looking! www.CharlieandPat.com patamc@embarqmail.com Partners Pat & Charlie 299-6688 207-9588 MARION LANDING BEAUTY! Jerry Brooks 274-0930 John Anderson 454-9020 MOTIVA TED SELLER! OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM OTOW CHARMER JUST LISTED PRIVA TE, RUSTIC BACKY ARD OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM 8100 SW 109th Lane Rd. Nbhd. 6 Lovely Charleston. 2/2/1.5, 1,224 sq. ft. Original owners. NEW kitchen cabinets, counters & microwave. Glass encl. lanai under H&A. Dura-stone floor kitchen & master bath. $73,500 MLS#378804 John Kapioski 208-1635 OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE SUN 3/23 1-3 PM 8351 SW 108th Loop Nbhd. 11 3/2/2 Providence. Formal LR/DR, eat-in kitchen, large master suite & master bath w/tub & shower. 12x25 encl. lanai & 12x19 patio. NEW A/C 2012, NEW roof 2007. Furniture negotiable. $124,750 MLS#403556 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 6486 SW 11 1th Loop Fairway Oaks Wow factor! Capistrano model, upgraded & maintained to perfection. 2/2/2 w/den. Encl. lanai with acrylic windows. Tankless water heater. NEW A/C in 2008. $169,500 MLS#404115 Jerry Brooks 274-0930 Reduced 4K! Pristine Turnberry model. 2/2/2, CBS, vaulted ceilings, open split floor plan. On maintained homesite. $95,900 MLS#401247 Peggy Simpson 208-6554 Heather model in Marion Landing. 2/2/2. Laminate flooring LR/DR. New carpet in BRs. New washer, new shower master bath, new sinks & faucets in baths. $124,900 MLS#397924 John Kapioski 208-1635 Lovely 3/2/2, San Marino with deep lot, brick pavers and great landscaping. In the Preserve. $164,000 MLS#401210 Jim Petticrew 216-5852 Montgomery with spectacular yard. 2/2/2 with enclosed lanai (thermopane) for extra living space. Updated baths. $68,500 MLS#404180 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com Exp. Pinehurst, 2/2/2. Engineered wood flooring thru-out. Encl. Florida room & covered screened patio. Cathedral ceilings. Plenty of closets. Large pantry. Inside laundry. Maintained lot includes watering of the lawn. Beautiful view of the preserve. $124,900 MLS#398749 Louise Pace 361-4312 8260 SW 109th Place Rd. Nbhd. 6 St. Augustine model. 3/2/2, 2052 sq. ft. Stainless appliances, neutral decor. $124,900 MLS#404335 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com BRING YOUR BEST OFFERS! FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET THIS ONE WILL BE GONE! Savannah Model. 2/2/1.5, new roof 2007, enclosed lanai. Its a STEAL! $59,500 MLS#403999 The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 PERRY WHITE WOULD LIVE HERE AND SO CAN YOU! Augusta Model, 3/2/2 with lanai and courtyard. Move-in ready! Great master bedroom! Formal dining room. Great location! $152,000 MLS#404337 The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 COME SEE US AT OUR NEXT OPEN HOUSES! SUN 3/23 1-3PM 11400 SW 75th Terr Rd. $174,500 10968 SW 81st A ve. $59,500 11745 SW 72nd Cir. $1 10,000 YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED! The Serago-Lane Tea m Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 JUST LISTED! Expanded Hampton. Newly remodeled kitchen. Lanai under H&A. Garage door screens. Water softener. New roof in 2004. Skylight in foyer. Professionally landscaped + much more! $109,000 MLS#404339 Patty Dougherty 502-3096

PAGE 27

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Sunday, March 30 Joy Night at Christs ChurchJoin with us as we lift our hearts and voices in praise, an evening of traditional and contemporary musical worship celebrated with participating Marion County Christian churches families and friends at 5 p.m. Refreshments follow the program. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Marion chamber Music ConcertFor the last concert of this season, the Marion Chamber Music Society proudly presents The Best of the Ocala Piano Conservatory featuring award winning performers past and present playing the piano as well as organ, trumpet, marimba and voice. The free concert will be at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Hear beloved operatic arias and your favorite piano pieces by Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff, among others. Ryan Pagels, the Ocala Civic Theaters music director and Ocala Piano Conservatorys very first graduate, will also perform at the concert. For more information, call 352-876-1340 or visit: www.marionchambermusic.com or www.ocalapianoconservatory.com. Marion Chamber Music Society concerts: Always Exceptional, Always Free.Wednesday, April 2 Crossroads Carnival startsBring your family and enjoy a day at the carnival at Crossroads Church, beginning Wednesday, April 2, and concluding on Sunday, April 6. There will be games, rides, food and lots of fun. Open daily from 5 to 10 p.m., with earlier hours on Saturday and Sunday. Proceeds support Crossroads Student Ministries.Thursday, April 3 Concert at Ocala WestDouglas Ladnier, an award-winning and critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter, will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Douglas has appeared in more than 60 countries around the world and on Broadway. He continues to thrill audiences and critics alike with his unique, mesmerizing baritone voice. He has appeared in concert at Ocala West for a number of years, and we are pleased to have him return to present this concert. Southern Express at AppletonThe big band Southern Express will perform during the Rhythm & Art After Hours event at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, Thursday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. Southern Express has been performing in Central Florida for more than 15 years. Many of the bands seasoned members have musical backgrounds rooted in military service, with almost every branch of service represented. Many members were or are active music educators. Doors open at 5 p.m. for complimentary samplings from Horse and Hounds Restaurant and cash bar. Music begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. In addition to the After Hours musical program, visitors can also enjoy the Appletons current exhibitions, A Celebration of Japan, The Living Art of Bonsai, The Gathering of Legends, [in]justice, Industrial Nature: Work by Michelle Stitzlein, and the museums extensive permanent collection of European, American, Asia, African, Contemporary and pre-Columbian art and artifacts. The Appleton Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and closed on Mondays. In addition to daily admission, a 12-month membership is available for $25 for seniors 55 and over, $30 for adults 18 and over, $40 for two seniors over age 55, $50 for a family of two adults and any children under age 18, and $15 for college students and current or retired educators. Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, just east of downtown on State Road 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 added a comedy show by the Villages Theatre Company to entertain you. On Saturday, April 12, the Beach Party will be held at the South MarionVillages Elks Lodge 2730, 7655 East Highway 25, Belleview starting at 5 p.m. with a happy hour followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and entertainment to follow. Tickets for a 60s vintage buffet along with an evening of fun-filled entertainment are just $ 25 per person. Tickets are available on the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association (MTRA) website, www.mariontherapeuticriding association.org or by calling the MTRA office at 352-732-7300.Lecanto VA clinic enrollmentThe Lecanto Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) will host an Enrollment Open House on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto). Enrollment and eligibility staff will be available to answer your questions and enroll you for the best health care anywhere. While not required, you may bring your DD 214 for verification of military service. For additional information, contact David Gilmer at 352746-8000.Tuesday, April 15 Beth Israel Passover sederCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to its annual Passover seder to be held on the second night of Passover, Tuesday April 15, at Stone Creek Grille in Ocala at 6 p.m. The menu includes gefilte fish, matza ball soup and the choice of three entrees: stuffed chicken breast with apple raisin stuffing, sliced roast beef with mushroom gravy and tilapia with pineapple salsa. All entrees include roasted potatoes and carrots. Sponge cake with strawberries will be served for dessert. The seder will be conducted in English led by co-president Judi Siegal and Sonia Peterson, treasurer of Congregation Beth Israel. Participation by the attendees is encouraged and the seder will feature traditional favorites as well as rituals associated with Reconstructionist Judaism. Cost for the seder is $30 for members; $35 for non-members. Reservations must be made by April 11 to Estelle at 352-861-2542 or Sonia at 352-307-3662. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a Jewish Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community. Visit us on the web at bethisraelocala.org.Saturday, April 19 Easter EggstravaganzaThe excitement is building for Crossroads Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Everything is free! Egg hunts will be supervised by age group, with 15,000 eggs on the property! There will be games, bounce houses, cotton candy, hot dogs, drinks, sno-cones, chips, prizes, and the gospel message will be shared. Families are welcome.Sunday, April 20 Crossroads United Easter serviceWe are looking forward to celebrating Easter this year, and have reserved a meeting place at the ballroom in the Hilton Hotel at 3600 SW 36th Ave., Ocala for this joyous occasion. Plan on joining us Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. for our United Easter Service. Spanish translation will be made available and nurseries are provided.Sunday, April 27 German American picnic setThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, April 27, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. Bratwurst and Polish sausage will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. Tickets purchased before the picnic are $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Tickets purchased on the day of the picnic are $9 per member or $12 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Saturday, May 3 Jail Break 5K run/walk slatedThe Dunnellon Police Department, in partnership with BTY Fitness, will host the inaugural Dunnellon Jail Break 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3. The event will begin at Datesman Park at 12050 S. Ohio St. The event will benefit Special Olympics Florida. This 5K will wind through unique CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE28 2013 2013 2013 2013 000HIZG 3 ROOMS & 1 HALLWAY $ 79 95* EXPIRES 3/31/14 Chair Or Recliner Cleaned with purchase of a couch & loveseat. 352-401-1966 From start to satisfaction. SPRING IS COMING... Get a head start on your Spring Cleaning! EXPIRES 3/31/14 CLEANING SPECIAL ANY CLEANING SERVICE OVER $100 www.smcflorida.com Other Services Include: Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Carpet Protector Pet Odor Removal Spot Removal Deep Soil Extraction Drapery Cleaning Oriental Rugs EMERGENCY SERVICE 24/7/365 EXPIRES 3/31/14 *Must meet minimum charge. Restrictions apply. UPHOLSTERY SPECIAL FREE 000HOCI Hilton Automotive 854-6868 Family Owned & Operated 9055 SR 200 Between Oak Run & Pine Run, Ocala Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. T OWING AND R OAD S ERVICE INDUCTION SERVICE Over time dirt & carbon deposits slowly build up in your engines induction system robbing your car of performance and fuel economy. $ 125 00 CLEAN YOUR ENGINES INDUCTION SYSTEM AND REGAIN LIKE-NEW PERFORMANCE Most Cars & Trucks SUMMER SPECIAL Radiator Service $ 64 95 Most Cars & Trucks Replace coolant, pressure test cooling system for leaks, check condition of belts and hoses, test radiator and heater core for proper operation AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE $ 14 95 Most Cars & Trucks HERES WHAT WE DO: Performance & Leak Test AC System, Check Belt, Inspect Component Condition, Check Coolant Level & Quality OIL, LUBE AND FILTER $ 26 95 Most Cars & Trucks Includes 20 Point Safety Inspection up to 5 Quarts of 10W30 Pennzoil & Filter, Complete Chassis Lube HERES WHAT WE DO: 000HHT8 PEST CONTROL SERVICES Licensed and Insured Hasta La Bye Bye. T ri-County Services, Inc. Pest Control, Termite & Lawn Care Family owned and operated Serving Central Florida over 20 years Toll Free 1-888-352-9290 or call Rick 352-266-4613 CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000H6OX L ANDSCAPING Give us a call we can make your place a tranquil setting at an affordable price. B LUE C REEK N URSERY L ANDSCAPING Ocala, FL 352-286-5902 Complete Landscaping Ser vices Design, Maintenance, Installation One T ime or Regular Service A vailable. Visit our website at: bluecreeknurser y.org. A Proud American Business. Gardening Service available to fit your needs. No Job T oo Small Or Too Large. Over 30 yrs exp. Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! State Certified Insured Senior Discounts. 000HMPR 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000H0PY CONCRETE WORK REP AIRING OLD We Make Y our Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000 HI0D COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30+ years experience. PC Repairs/Upgrades Virus Removal Router/Network Setup New PC Installs Se habla espaol Tech Solutions of Ocala 352-207-4435 WINDOW W ASHING Let Me Wash Your Windows! E A R L P E A R S O N E A R L P E A R S O N Pressur e Washing Too! $ 5.00 OFF 000HKBX When you mention this ad Call Earl (352) 804-4107 000HMMC HAND YMAN Weekend Warrior Let Me Do All Your Chores Home Maintenance/ Repair Lawn & Y ard Pressure W ashing Painting, Etc. V ery Dependable, Competent & Affordable Excellent, Local References. Reclaim Your Fr ee Time! Contact W ayne Green at 352-875-6106 000HPAK PAINT CONTRACTOR CNS & Assoc. 35 years experience Paint Contractor AC/Furnace (clean & repair) Handy Man Contact Chuck Smith (720) 446-7515 -office (720) 443-8494 -cell Masters Touch Garage Door Service 352-216-0060 Jeff OCull Owner G ARAGE D OOR S QUEAKING N EED R EPAIRS ? $ 4 9 95 WITH COUPON T une Up Special S AFETY C HECK A DJUST S PRINGS & C ABLES C HECK S AFETY R EVERSE ON O PENER L UBE & A DJUST D OOR G ARAGE DOOR REPAIRS 000GRDG AIR CONDITIONING Lord Appliance Service 680-0206 WE DO SER VICE 7 DA YS A WEEK NO EXTRA CHARGE CFC Certified & Insured All Makes & Models. Gas & Propane too! 1 Y ear Warranty on All Parts 10% OFF REPAIRS FIRST STOP FOR A/C REP AIRS... Washers Dryers Refrigerators Freezers Dishwashers 000HMQO HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First T ime Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000GI1F 352-502-2760 If no answer leave message or Call 629-6071 Professional & Guaranteed Low Rates Supplies Provided Military White Glove Cleaning by Retir ed Marines Wife Professionally Cleaned Since 1992 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 00 0H 64 C 000H64C SCREEN REPAIRS BOBS SCREENING SERVICE Complete Rescreening of We Re-vinyl Soft Windows Garage Door Screens Porch Enclosures Patio Doors Window Screens Screen Doors 000HPA7 352-586-8459 Serving Senior Citizens Over 30 Years Free Estimates 000HP9T TREE SERVICE APr o Cu t T R EE S E RV IC E A -P ro C ut A-Pro Cut T R EE S E RV IC E T REE S ERVICE Trimming Tr ee Removal 3 52 -8 04 -4 66 2 3 52 -8 04 -4 66 2 352-804-4662 L ICENSED I NSURED 000HNJ8 HOME REPAIRS & IMPRO VEMENTS Sliding Glass Door Rollers & T rack Repairs Sliding Garage Screen Door Rollers Fixed, Straighten Or Repaired, Shower Door Rollers & Repairs, Molding And T rim, Door And Lockset Repairs, Cabinet Repair Bi-fold Doors Back On T rack, Appliance Cutouts, Grab Bars, Household Accessories Installed, W indow Leaks Caulked. Many references available. STEVE A T (352) 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured Why Replace It When W e Can Fix It? QUALITY SERVICES, INC. Household T o Do List No Job Too Small 000HML9 P AINTING Thompson Painting & Pressure Washing Repaint Specialists Wallpaper Removal Free Estimates ~ Licensed and Insured Call 352-598-3000 References Upon Request 2010 2013 Interior and Exterior 000HI0Q P AINTING A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC A-1 H OME A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich Serving Ocala Since 1983 House Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insur ed (352) 895-6047 Offering Plantation Shutters 000H8F2 FLOORS & WINDOWS 6715 SW Hwy. 200 (located 5 mi. We st of I-75) Ocala, Florida, 34476 (352) 854-3939 C arpet C er amic Wood Vin yl Blinds Shutters Castle Carpets & Interiors Serving Ocala Since 1991 71 1189 DIAL-A-PRO For Your Professional Needs ... South Marion Citizen

PAGE 28

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 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. Tuesday, March 25 Special speaker, Gong Show for WMBAA special speaker and the Gong Show are on tap for the next meeting of the West Marion Business Association, Tuesday, March 25 at 5:15 p.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, State Road 200 substation. The speaker will be Craig Evans, a detective for the Marion County Sheriffs Office. He will talk about keeping your alarm systems updated and keeping your business safe from burglaries. Following his short talk, the WMBA version of the Gong Show will be held. Representatives of each member business are invited to bring a visual aid representing their business and then talk about their business for 45 seconds. Breast Cancer Support GroupThe 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 March 25 will be a presentation by Evelyn B. Kelly, PhD, writer/speaker. Evelyn will talk to us about Thinking Young, were not over the hill yet. Please join us for this interesting topic.Sleep d isord ers topic of luncheon m eetingOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will host its Food for Thought luncheon Tuesday, March 25, at 11:30 a.m. Dr. Amrth Bapatla, pulmonary critical care specialist, will speak on Sleep Disorder during the luncheon. The luncheon is free but RSVPs to 352-368-4028 are requested. Thursday, March 27 Trium phant Quartet at College Road The Winter Concert Series hosted by College Road Baptist Church, will come to its conclusion on Thursday, March 27, with the Triumphant Quartet. The concert begins at 7 PM and a $10 donation is requested at the door. The community is invited to enjoy the Triumphant Quartet at College Road Baptist Church, Saturday, March 29 Common Ground FellowshipFor the 40-something crowd in Crossroads Church, we will be gathering at Pavarottis Pizza at 8075 SW Highway 200, Ocala, in the Canopy Oak Center at 7 p.m. This is a time of reflecting on the blessings of God in an informal setting and purchasing good food to boot. Come and join us there.Crim e prevention sem inarChrists Church of Marion County will host a Metro Crime Prevention Seminar presenting topics such as identity theft, frauds and scams, purse snatching, guns and alternative weapons, hurricane safety. This is a free workshop, the main goal being to achieve more awareness about what is going on in the publics backyard. Lunch pizza, salad, dessert and drink will be offered for a donation. This event begins at noon. Registration is suggested: 352-861-6182. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, http://www.ccomc.org.Dining with the LionsThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a Dining with the Lions (Italian Style) at the Oasis Restaurant, 7651 SW State Road 200, on Saturday, March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. Price will be $8 for spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti with meat sauce or fettuccini alfredo (includes salad, bread, ice tea or coffee). First come, first served All proceeds from this benefit will be used for Charities. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE6 multi-terrain trails as well as city streets. Running clubs and enthusiasts as well as the novice runner/walker are able to participate. Costumes are encouraged as well. To register, visit www.active.com. Pre-registered participants will receive a Dunnellon Jailbreak 5K logo drawstring bag and race shirt, along with other goodies. Entry fee is $25; however, from April 1 to April 19, the fee will increase to $30. Participants can register during the day of the run, but the fee will be $35 and no free T-Shirt will be given away. For information, visit www.active.com, like us on Facebook Dunnellon Jail Break 5K, or call 352-4658510.County western d ance setThe Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Country Western Dinner Dance featuring an encore performance by the Country Sunshine Band. The dance will be held May 3, 2014 in the parish hall of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church located at 7525 S. U.S. Highway 41 in Dunnellon. The evening includes a country style dinner, cash bar, 50/50, basket raffles and a door prize. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at the church office, from the Knights or by calling 352-489-6221 for tickets/table reservations. Yoga in Sholom ParkThe outdoor season of yoga begins at 9 a.m. and will continue on the first Saturday of the month for 7 months. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-8547950.Monday, May 5 Savannah, Charleston tripHave you been wanting to see the sites in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina, but didnt want to drive? Well, sit back, relax and enjoy a bus trip with your friends from First Congregational Church. The trip dates are May 5 to May 8 with accommodations in the Historic District of Savannah at the Holiday Inn Express. River Street, Savannahs famed squares and restaurants are convenient and within walking distance. The cost includes the bus; threenights accommodations, including buffet breakfast; a one-day tour of Savannah and a one-day tour of downtown Charleston. To reserve your spot and get pricing information, call Gen at 352-873-3377, or Janet at 352CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 27 The Marion County Sheriffs Office held the fourth annual JROTC Bad to the Bone challenge March 15 on the main campus of the sheriffs office at the SWAT and physical agility courses. The event featured 11 high schools from five counties and hundreds of high school students. The students arrived just before sunrise from Duval, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Marion Counties. Some student-teams competed on a course designed for members of SWAT. Other student-teams ran an agility course that is designed to help law enforcement professionals become better combat ready. The teams featured all boys, all girls and co-ed arrangements. Push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and flex arm hang challenges were available for a student who wanted to compete as an individual. The finale of the day came with the tug of war. Francis Marion Military Academy (FMMA) earned the title champions this year of the tug of war. An exhibition tug of war was held featuring FMMA taking on former SWAT professionals that included Sheriff Chris Blair. The final overall standings held Forest High School as top team. Forest High School students had the highest point score and that achievement allowed them to win this years coveted Commanders Cup. Individual IDs not provided Bad to the Bone JROTC teams take part in competition at Marion Sheriffs Office 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 000HMXW 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 From All Of Us at ERA Big Sun Realty! MOVE-IN READY HOME lo cated in one of the most sought after 55+ adult communities in Ocala. Featuring 2/2/2, split bedroom plan, vinyl enclosed lanai w/2012 installed new screens & tinted windows for privacy, laminate flooring throughoutexcept for the kitchen & both baths, pass through window from kitchen overlooking formal dining rm. & living rm. Recently new stainless steel appliances, double pane windows, Seco Electric NASA energy home insulation installed. Beautiful private backyard. Mr. & Mrs. Clean live here. Air & heat pump condi tion replaced in 2006. MLS#397415/BH/DAV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $103,000 11291 SW 78 CIR. DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy 200 to Oak Run main ent. T/ L 78th Cir into Timbergate to home on Lt. OPEN HOUSE 11291 SW 78 CIR. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses GREAT VALUE, end unit 2/2/1 villa, park-like view, screen porch, priced right. MLS#401598/SR/WIL . . . . $34,900 COUNTRY CHARM with modern 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 SINGLE FAMILY HOME with 2/2/2 +den/ study has lots to offer. Home features eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar, and dining area. Hardwood and tile floors. Large master bedroom with large bath area. Inside laundry, front porch, and back roof over patio. Natural gas to keep heating and cooling costs down. Nicely land-scaped with irrigation system. MLS#399313/JH/ARO . . . . . . . . . $89,000 COUNTRY HOME just minutes to town. Move right in this gorgeous like new home situated in the heart of horse country. Spacious open floor plan features: large great rm., w/sliders to open patio overlooking beautiful backyard. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/granite counters, wood cabinets, upgraded SS appliances, center island w/sink & lg pantry, huge master suite, BA w/jetted & htd. tub, dbl. vanity, inside laundry, real hardwood floors & tile throughout, 2 car attached carport w/sitting area. 1 shed w/electric plus 2 other sheds/workshops. MLS#401927/BH/WILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $175,000 MOVE-IN CONDITION 2/2/2 with hardwood & tile floors throughout, upgrade & expanded kitchen cabinets, granite countertops/vanities throughout, expanded to include a sunroom, a vinyl-enclosed lanai, a birdcages screened porch Too many extras & upgrades to list here-A REAL must-see! MLS#403476/DP/MOR . . . . $119,900 BEAUTIFUL FORMER MODEL HOME 2BR + DEN, 2BA, 2 car garage, no rear neighbors. Only used a few weeks by out of state owners. MLS#403235/MB/ABE . . $159,900 MOVE-IN READY 2/2/1.5 villa with furniture, has neutral colors, offers an eat-in kitchen, Florida room, living & dining area combined, master bedroom with w/i closet. Roof replaced 2011, open patio in backyard, rocking chair front porch overlooks the tree lined street Great snowbird nest in desirable 55 plus community Furniture list available at listing office. MLS#401683/LBK/FITZ . . . . . . . $40,500 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 WONDERFUL, UPDATED 2/2/1+ VILLA w/open Florida room, new A/C 2011, new hot water heater, most of the appliances are newer, new washer and dryer, new sinks in both baths and kitchen, new commodes in both baths, roof replaced 2006. Solar tubes galore which makes this home light and bright. MLS#403650/BH/MED . . . . . . $49,900 FULLY FURNISHED 2/2/2 with extra room for den or bedroom, laminate, title & W/W carpet, Screen porch, move-in ready. MLS#401157/SR/ACQ/ . . $114,900 THROUGH THE GATE, take first left, and you are home!! End unit corner unit 2/2/2 with laminate floors in living spaces and ceramic tile in bathrooms, step out your front door for a short walk or golf cart ride to shopping, bank, restaurants, etc. Golf cart included!! MLS#401787/LK/LAW . . . . . $51,100 2/2/1 CAR GARAGE enclosed Florida room under heat/air and fenced backyard ready for your pets. MLS#403267/MB/EME . . . . . . $57,500 IMMACULATE MOVE-IN READY 2/2/2/ EXPANDED END UNIT VILLA. Newer Heat/AC 2012. Library or home office, Florida room with tinted windows, kitchen, dining rm. and living rm Split plan bedrooms and baths This fantastic home is close to the golf course and dog park Rocking chair front porch No homes behind you or in front. Golf cart and furnishings available for purchase, except artwork. Make this your first stop and it will be your only home to preview. MLS#400280/LBK/PRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $81,000 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 BEAUTIFUL VILLA in On Top of the World (recently rated 4th best 55+ Community in the country). Big front porch for relaxing. Enter into the living/dining room combinatory. Main & guest bed & bathrooms are on the right. To the rear is the kitchen, family room, lanai combination (a great place for entertaining) large 2 car garage for vehicles and storage. MLS#404316/BA/LAN . . . . . . . . . . $57,500 WONDERFUL END UNIT villas in highly rated 55+ retirement community (recent survey) great front porch for relaxing. Step into the foyer with the working kitchen to the left and dining/living room straight ahead, split plan with main bedroom & bathroom to the left & guest bedroom and bath to the right. Lanai & porch to the rear. Large 1 1/2 car garage. MLS#404153/BA/DUG . . . . . . . . . . $69,900 LARGE VILLA in 55+ retirement community, 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, great living/dining room good working kitchen. Adjacent to kitchen, large dining area/family room, nice covered back porch, large 2 car garage for vehicles or storage. MLS#404177/BA/SHA . . . $51,900 Dont Forget To OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM OAK RUN OPEN HOUSE 8875-F SW 98TH ST. RD. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses END UNIT VILLA located in the best 55+ retirement community (recent survey) large front porch enter into large living room (wood parquet floor) on the right side of home are 2 large bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms nice working kitchen (with alcove office) and adjacent eating area/ family room (wood parquet floors), lanai with newer sliding glass windows. Covered rear porch and long deep garage. MLS#403698/BA/SHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . $41,900 8877 D SW 96 ST. DIRECTIONS: Front gate OTOW -TR SW 85th T err.TL SW 96th St. home on right. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD NEW LISTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD PRICE REDUCED TIMBERWALK ON TOP OF THE WORLD CANDLER HILLS ON TOP OF THE WORLD FELLOWSHIP ACRE ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD SALE PENDING HARVEST MEADOW SOLD OPEN HOUSE 8345 SW 82ND LOOP For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses BRIGHT & AIR Y 2/2/2 plus den, driveway pavers. Maintenance-free stone landscaping, tiled entry, Corian kitchen, crown molding, much, much more. MLS#401675/SR/NYR . . . . . $165,000 8345 SW 82ND LOOP DIRECTIONS: SW Hwy 200, turn N onto 80th A ve., left onto 80th St., left again on 90th T err. Rd., (entr to Candler Hills) then 1st left onto 81st Lp. rt. onto 83rd T err., left on 82nd Lp. to 8345 on left. OPEN SUNDAY 1:00-3:00 PM CANDLER HILLS SALE PENDING

PAGE 29

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SMC_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to South Marion Citizen office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... Todays New Ads CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount OcalaSat. March 22. Rain Day Sat. March 29. 10a-3p. Yard Sale. Many Dollar items & less. Buy more Save more. Bikes, telescope, dishwares, bbq, toys, & much more. Too much to list. 8050 SW 100th Lane Road, Kingsland Estates. RNSeeks Room to rent W/Bath. 352-359-2122 DRIVERS:Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk A way Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check.1-888-880-5916 HANDYMANSome experience in plumbing, electrical & carpentry. Gen. Home repairs & yard maint. Must have ref. Call 352-489-3241 Btw. 4p & 8p ONL Y DUDLEYS AUCTION **BIG WEEK !** **5 AUCTIONS ** Thur 3 20 Estate Adventure Auction 700+lots @ Hall3pm out rows of treasures 6pm inestate furniture, lighthouses+++ 4 Real Estate Auctions Fri 3 21 Prev-9 am 9640 N Parkwood Ave, Dunnellon 5 acres w/mobile home SOLD ABSOLUTE ALL TOGETHER Hoarder home-barn-motor cycles, vehicles, tractor +++ Prev 12pm 2071 W Greenway Pl Citrus Springs 3BRr corner lot Prev 2pm 5101 W Kristina Loop Crystal Oaks Lecanto 3/2 Estate Settlement Sat 3 22 Prev 8am 7820 S Great Oaks Drive Downtown Historic Floral City GNC Commercial/ residential onRails to Trails Home2 mobiles-cook house CONTENTS Minivan-truck-camper-to ols-household-& more CALL FOR INFO********************** call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Maine-ly Real Estate #381384 BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 OcalaSat. March 22. Rain Day Sat. March 29. 10a-3p. Yard Sale. Many Dollar items & less. Buy more Save more. Bikes, telescope, dishwares, bbq, toys, & much more. Too much to list. 8050 SW 100th Lane Road, Kingsland Estates. OCALASR200 at 93rd St. Rd. Countryside Farms Community Yard Sales. Mar. 22, 9am to 3p. Mar.23, 1 1am to 2pm. Antiques, equine, furniture, collectibles. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ATTN Homebuyers 100% financing avail. Government Program. You do not need perfect credit. Call or email to get qualified. Ph: (813) 470-8313 rickgbf@gmail.com Rick Kedzierski lic. loan originator.NLMS #267854, FL#9096 NLMS ID 76856 Spacious Ranch 2/2/2 + DenLarge Kitchen, Bay window, high ideal location, Sacrifice $91,000. (352) 732-4149 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. W e 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 Bea ut yS e MOBILE HAIR CARE**FULL SER VICE ** IN YOUR HOME LIC. BEAUTICIAN/CNA SERVICE THE HOME BOUND/ ELDERLY (352) 237-3347 Caregiver/Aide/ Companion/Errands /Transportation Beth 352-861-9548 JAKES TRIM CARPENTRYNo job too big or smallFree Est. 352-601-7064 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! CREATION ELECTRIC full service contractor Residential and Commercial Specialist. Lg or small repairs. Lic/Ins. EC13001722352-427-4216 Mention this ad for a 5% discount Decker s Lawn Care. Mowing, trimming/hedges, edging, we do it all. Family owned and operated, friendly and professional. Free estimates and competitive prices. (352)843-0383, ask for Sonny. BAKERS TREES 30 yrs. exper ience, trim & remo val. Free Estimates Palm Tree Experts! (352)425-5642 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! 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 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz (352) 564-2902 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 These fashions are made from recyclable items. You also can enjoy a special performance by Ocalas Dancing with the Drs, Dr. Justin Ferns. The tickets are $15 per a person and they are sold Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 to 10 a.m. in the H and R Ballroom. For further information call Wendy Phillips at 352-861-0820. All of the funds will be used to help the less fortunate in our community and the entities we support.Spring concertThe On Top of the World Concert Chorus will be holding its spring concert in the H & R Ballroom at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. It is a free concert; however, a freewill offering will be accepted. Any funds raised are used to purchase music for the chorus. The concert is entitled Melodies of Spring and the music will be presented in four-part harmony by more than 30 of our residents. The songs for this spring concert include selections from popular shows, some well-known folk songs, spirituals and a couple patriotic songs. Just to name a few of the songs you will hear are The Sound of Music, Til There Was You, Someone To Watch Over Me, Deep River, Danny Boy and America the Beautiful. The chorus is directed by Christine Douglas with pianist Joyce Walchak. If you have any questions, please contact: Pat Woodbury, Publicity, at 352-8548718 or Joan Stenson, President, at 352-873-0304.American/Jewish ClubLieutenant Jon Turner and K-9 Bolt gave a demonstration of the Marion County Sheriffs Office Canine Unit. K9 is a German Shepherd born in Germany in 2008. He is a full service dog trained in drug detection, tracking, building searches, suspect apprehensions, and article searches. There are eight of these dogs in Marion County. They all have a good work ethic, alert, even tempered, good sense of smell, agile, healthy, and not over bred. The dogs are retired when they are 68 years of age. When they are 12-14 months old, they are trained by a certified trainer. All are males because the females are more costly to buy. The dogs cost between $8,000 and $8,500.Contact June Roberta at 352-237-9208 or jroberta@cfl.rr.com. OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 21 Community calendar Friday, March 21 High Twelve meetingThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday March 21, at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Our speaker will be Mary Callahan from the Marion County Sheriffs Office. It is always interesting to hear about our law enforcement department, so come with your questions. Im sure Mary will be able to answer them for you. Of course, we will again enjoy a wonderful buffet luncheon served by the experts of the Elks Club. The cost is only $12 per person All Master Masons, in good standing in a Masonic Lodge, recognized by the Grand Lodge of Florida, and their guests, are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352854-9612 for reservations or further information. 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/.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.Saturday, March 22 Saddle Oak Club yard sale.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.Worship at TimberRidgeWorship Service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be hel on Saturday, March 22 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Silver Heirs covered dish mealCrossroads Church has a special place in their heart for the senior citizen, and we celebrate as we come together for everyones home-cooked meals. Bring a covered dish to share and join us for an informal time of feasting and fellowship. We meet in the Youth Building behind the sanctuary every fourth Saturday, beginning at noon. Hope to see you there.African Violet Club to meetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet Saturday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation), 9048 SW Highway 200, Ocala. The club meets the fourth Saturday of each month except December. The program is titled, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Trailers. Best practices in the culture of trailers, propagation, types and cultivars, and appropriate growth and condition for show will be presented. Please bring in your trailers as there will also be a question and answer period, as well as, show and tell regarding club members trailers. Delicious refreshments are served at each meeting and all guests are welcome! For more information please see http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/Monday, March 24 40 and 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 24, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road PLEASESEECALENDAR, PAGE5 000HLVN 000H95B REALTY Foxfire Success School If you have ever considered a Career in Real Estate Real Estate Classes Starting Soon See how you can get started call... Gene Boone 352-750-5110 Hwy. 441/466 Villages Judy Trout 352-307-0304 Hwy 441/42 The Villages Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 Hwy 200 T HE D ENTAL T EAM OF O CALA W EST Now Accepting: Aetna, Delta, Cigna PPO, GEHA Connection, Guardian PPO, MetLife Ins., PUP Insurance Up to 18 Months No Interest Payment Plans Call Today for Appointment: 840-7077 8750 SW Hwy 200, Suite 101 Ocala Red Roof Building Se habla Es pa ol *Same day crowns FAMILY DENTISTRY & DENTURES I S N OW Jessica Fernandez D.D.S Julio Sanchez D.D.S I N HOUSE A CRYLIC D ENTAL L AB $ 95 New Patient Special 000HJUR 000HKC3 2 for 1 Pricing Additional Sa vings 2014/2015 RIVER CRUISES Sav e on Vi king River, Avalon Wa terways, AMA W aterw ays & Uniwor ld Cruises DIRECTIONS LUXURY TRAVEL, LLC River Cruise Specialist @ 352-732-7849 FL Seller of Tr avel Ref. No. ST36781 000HIQC The T ruesdell Professional Building 200 N.W 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 K ELLEA N K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM A ttorne y & Counselor at La w (352) 873-4141 or K elleanTruesdell.com My Flor ida Estate Planning W orkshop is a vailable an y da y at any hour Wills, Living T rusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death T ax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. T ry Our A ward Winning PRIME RIB & CRAB STUFFED SHRIMP 1 1920 N. Florida A ve. (Hwy. 41) Citrus Springs ( Mile South of Dunnellon) V isit our website at www. bentlysr estaurant .com to view all our menus or call 352-465-5810. Bentlys Restaurant Citrus Countys Best Kept Dining Secret! 000HFHL Hours: T ues. Sat. 1 1 am 9 pm Sunday, 9 am 8 pm Closed Mon. Ask About Our Lunch Menu Serving freshly prepared food in a relaxed atmosphere with outstanding service. From $ 6 50 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clock (NOTE NEW PHONE NUMBER) 352-566-661 4 GRANDFA THER CLOCK REP AIR Service and repairs 45 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April 000HK6S Clip and Save

PAGE 30

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Alan White, 72 OcalaMr. Alan R. White, 72, of Ocala, passed away at his residence March 15, 2014. Alan was born in New York, N.Y., Jan. 20, 1942, to parents, Frederick and Thelma (Page) White. Alan served in the US Air Force in Korea. He was an accomplished mechanic and was a Florida resident since 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill White. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Raenette M. White; brother, Donald White and wife, Amy; sister, Thelma Ann Fran Weigand and husband, Bill; and sister-in-law, Ann Marie White. The family will have a celebration of Als life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West, 352-8542266. OBITUARY theatre song that best shows your range. Bring sheet music in your key, as an accompanist will be provided, or bring an accompaniment CD without vocals. A short piece of choreography will be taught for a simple movement portion of the audition. Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes (no sandals or flipflops). If you are called back, you will be asked to read from the script, and you may be asked to sing again. If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please contact the Theatre for a separate appointment. CAMELOTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Camelot is directed by Katrina Ploof. Music director is Carolyn Blakeslee. Rehearsals will be held at the Theatre beginning Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m. and are generally held Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Please bring to auditions a list of potential conflicts with rehearsals. There will be 21 public performances of Camelot from May 15 through June 8. For more information, call the box office at 352-236-2274. Performing live on stage is a unique experience. Open auditions offer a great opportunity to join a grand tradition! Continuing historic steps to ensure all Florida children have the opportunity to succeed, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart Monday announced a new test has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The new assessment will measure each childs progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input, said Stewart. This assessment supports our new standards, which emphasize flexibility for teachers to make their own decisions in classrooms while preparing our students to analyze and think. The selection of our new assessment tool is a critical step forward. Florida students will be assessed on their knowledge of the Florida Standards, which will prepare them for success in college, careers and in life, said State Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand. In August 2013, Governor Rick Scott convened the states top education leaders and bipartisan stakeholders to discuss the sustainability and transparency of the states accountability system in a three-day accountability summit. Using input from the summit, Governor Scott issued Executive Order 13276, which initiated Floridas departure from the national PARCC consortium as its fiscal agent, to ensure that the state would be able to procure a test specifically designed for Floridas needs without federal intervention. TESTCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Read the classifieds Offer Ends March 31, 2014! 888-512-7256 Toll Free palmkia.com *ALL LEASES ARE LOW-MILEAGE LEASES FOR WELL-QUALIFIED LESSEES. TO BE CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL PROMOT IONS, TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE EXTRA. PRICES INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE INCENTIVES, NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY FOR ALL INCENTIVES. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.20/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. EQUIPMENT ON ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY DIFFER FROM PHOTO. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. SEE DEAL ER FOR DETAILS. PALM KIA OF OCALAS JUST GOT BETTER! GET YOUR PRICE, PAYMENT, AND TRADE VALUE IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS AND SAVE THOUSANDS RED TAG SALE DURING OUR *36 MO./36,000 LEASES. TO BE CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL ADVERTISING, ALL DUE AT SIGNING FIGURES EXCL UDE TAX, TAG, TITLE, AND $699 DOCUMENTATION FEES, WHICH ARE EXTRA AND WILL ALSO BE DUE AT LEASE INCE PTION. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY AND MAY NOT REFLECT THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT ON VEHICLE SUBJECT TO CREDIT APPROVAL; NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY. TERMS ON MOST POPULAR VERSIONS OF EACH MODEL: SOUL BASE AUTOMATIC: MSRP=$17,695.00; RESIDUAL=$11,147.85; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$6,444. SOUL BAS E = LOWER RESIDUAL/SOUL BASE PLUS AUTO = HIGHER RESIDUAL. OPTIMA BASE AUTO. : MSRP=$22,300; RESIDUAL=$13,157.00; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$6,804. BOTH UPGRADE OPTIMAS = HIGHER RESIDUA LS. 12,000 MILES/YEAR LEASE. 20 CENTS PER MILE FOR MILES OVER 36,000. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. PAYMENTS ON SIMILAR MODELS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DUE TO OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT. **T O ACHIEVE THESE PAYMENTS, ONE MUST QUALIFY FOR EITHER OWNER LOYALTY OR COMPETITIVE BONUS OF $500; NO T ALL WILL QUALIFY. SORENTO: MSRP=$24,995; RESIDUAL=$13,747.25; TOTAL OF PAYMENTS=$8,604. BOTH UPGRA DE SORENTOS = HIGHER RESIDUALS. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. $ 169 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#31422 RIO LX PER MO. $ 179 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#C3422 FORTE LX PER MO. $ 229 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#42222 SPORTAGE LX PER MO. $ 249 NEW KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#73222 SORENTO LX PER MO. 000HOTQ SA VE HUGE $$$ AT PAL M KI A S $ 179 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1999 DOWN MDL#B1512 SOUL PER MO. $ 189 NEW 2014 KIA 36-MO. LEASE w/$1850 DOWN MDL#53222 OPTIMA LX PER MO. 2015 Lo ca te d on S R 20 0, 2 m il es w es t of I -7 5, d ir ec tl y ac ro ss f ro m Pu bl ix He at h Br oo k Co mm on s Swinson Chiropractic & Total Health Center 840-0444 Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly Located on SR 200, 2 miles west of I-75, directly across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons across from Publix, Heath Brook Commons Open M-F, Sat. by Appt Medicare and most insurance accepted Dr. D. L. Swinson Chiropractic Physician 000HOQO Neck & Back Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Pinched Nerves/ Numbness Migraines/Headaches Neck & Back Pain Neck & Back Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Shoulder & Arm Pain Pinched Nerves/ Pinched Nerves/ Numbness Numbness Migraines/Headaches Migraines/Headaches Low Back & Leg Pain Disc Problems Joint Pain Dizziness Auto Injuries Low Back & Leg Pain Low Back & Leg Pain Disc Problems Disc Problems Joint Pain Joint Pain Dizziness Dizziness Auto Injuries Auto Injuries *Massage Therapy Available MM13191 *Decompression Therapy Available In Pain? We Will See You Today! School & Sports Physicals Exam & X-Ray for only $19.95 $110 value YOUR EVALUATION INCLUDES : Consultation with the Doctor, Complete examination, X-Rays (if necessary), Report of all the Doctors findings (OUR NO RISK POLICY) The patient & any person responsible for payments, has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a re sult of & within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service examination or treatment. NP only. Not valid for PI or WC. May not be applied toward existing accounts. Expires 4/11/14 Must present at first visit PERM, CUT PERM, CUT & STYLE & STYLE $ 54 95 $ 54 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 $ 63 95 $ 63 95 COLOR, CUT COLOR, CUT & STYLE & STYLE SHAMPOO, CUT SHAMPOO, CUT & STYLE & STYLE $ 22 00 $ 22 00 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 Must present coupon. Expires 3/27/14 000HP7T Book Your Appointment Today Book Your Appointment Today Prices So Good Space Is Limited Prices So Good Space Is Limited Tax Time Price Breaks Tax Time Price Breaks 000HKUM Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com All repairs done on premises B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 14K Gold Jewelry Diamonds, Gemstones Custom Designs Bridal & Anniversary Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver BUYING GOLD & DIAMONDS Fine Jewelry For All Occasions 000HEPR MEDICAL SUPPL Y8602 SW Hwy 200, Suites A&B O cala(Next to Big Lots and Quest Diagnostics on SR 200) ww w.ocalapharmac y. co m Open Monday -Frida y 9-6 & Sa turda y 9-1*All prices quot es ov er the phone. *With 2 ne w or transf erred pr escriptions FREE DELIVERY $3.99 GENERICS Generic 3 month supplyWal-Mart*CVS*Publix*Walgreens*Ocala without insurancePharmacyLosar tan 50mg #90(G eneric Co zaar for blood pr essure)$107.78$152.99 $132.95$152.89Simv astatin 40mg #90(G eneric Zocor ) $53.88$179.99 $33.95$62.97At orv astatin 40mg #90(G eneric Lipitor )$206.62$422.49 $200.95$428.89Tamsulosin 0.4mg #90(G eneric FLOM AX )$138.78$253.99 $248.95$284.89Pric es quoted via telephone on 10/21/2013 @ Walmar t #5326, CV S #5921, Publix #1201, W algreens #13585. All prices sub jected to change without notic e.$20 $20 $39 $39 $20 $20 $73.78$152.99 $24.95$125.89 $68.68$199.99 $30.95$151.79Amlodipine 10mg #90(G eneric NORV ASC )Omepraz ole 20mg #90(G eneric Pr ilosec for st omach/reflex))352-509-7890 Viagr a at $8/doseCall f or details

PAGE 31

Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SIEMENS Introducing the new Orion Platform, with a screaming fast processor, new compression architecture and a frequency response out to 10 kHz. Channel Water Resistant Digital Reprogrammable Wireless Programs It Has Tinnitus Therapy Built In 000HG8Y 000HG8Y *Must have Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance for free hearing aid. Subject to insurance policy. Only. W.A.C. 12 month term. OCALA EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW COLLEGE RD, STE 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93RD CT. RD. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. SUNCOAST BLVD (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. GULF TO LAKE HWY 1/2 mile east of Walmart LARGO 727-531-7500 3690 EAST BAY DRIVE, LARGO, FL 33771 PALM HARBOR 727-531-7500 34838 US HWY. 19, PALM HARBOR, FL 34684 NEW LOCATIONS IN PINELLAS COUNTY M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed The All New Orion BTE 877-283-6352 Bigger Inventory, Better Deals. Only at Palm Chevy in Ocala 2300 SW College Road, Ocala, FL www .PalmChevrolet.com ... and its the lease we can do. TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE EXTRA. PRICES INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE INCENTIVES, NOT ALL WILL QUALIFY FOR ALL INCENTIVES. PHOTOS ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. EQUIPMENT ON ACTUAL VEHICLE MAY DIFFER FROM PHOTO. $10,000 DISCOUNT APPLIES TO RETIRED LOANER 2014 SILVERADO Z-71, #E5013. OFFERS EXPIRE 3/31/14. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. LOW-MILEAGE LEASE EXAMPLE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES. $2799 DUE AT SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERS*, PLUS TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.25/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. LOW-MILEAGE LEASE EXAMPLE FOR QUALIFIED LESSEES. $2379 DUE AT SIGNING AFTER ALL OFFERS*, PLUS TAX, TAG, AND $699 DOC FEE. MILEAGE CHARGE OF $.25/MILE OVER 36,000 MI. New 2014 Chevy Cruze LT New 2014 Chevy Malibu LT $ 159btn fr btn $ 189btn fr btn starting at $ 12,490 #E0166 CHEVY SPARK starting at $ 19,975 #E0816 New 2014 CHEVY MALIBU starting at $ 22,596 #E5189 CHEVY EQUINOX starting at $ 31,999 #E5078 CHEVY SILVERADO All-Star Edition CHEVY TRUCK MONTH Bigger & Better at Palm Chevy! Bigger & Better at Palm Chevy! CHEVY TRUCK MONTH #E0149 #E4012 New 2014 New 2014 8 IN STOCK CHEVY SPARK New 2014 CHEVY MALIBU New 2014 New 2014 CHEV Y EQUINOX New 2014 New 2014 CREW CAB LT V-8 CHEVY SILVERADO I-75 TO EXIT 350 save $10,000 off 2014 models ABOUT ONE MILE EAST ON HWY. 200 350 75 200 OCALA ...its the Palm Chevrolet Way! STORE HOURS MON-FRI 9AM-8PM SAT 9AM-7PM

PAGE 32

BRIEFS Camelot auditions setOpen auditions for the classic musical Camelot will be held Monday, March 24 and Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at Ocala Civic Theatre. In long-ago England, noble King Arthur and his beautiful Queen Guenevere reign over the peaceful land of Camelot with its royal ideals of chivalry, honor, and justice. When fame of Arthurs legendary Knights of the Round Table reaches France, gallant Lancelot, the perfect knight, heeds its call but the serenity of the kingdom is threatened when Lancelot and Guenevere unexpectedly fall in love. The gorgeous score features songs like If Ever I Would Leave You, I Loved You Once in Silence, How to Handle a Woman, The Simple Joys of Maidenhood, The Lusty Month of May, Cest Moi, and What Do the Simple Folk Do? Magical and merrily medieval, full of regal romance and heroic deeds, the enchanting tale of Camelot shines a glorious light on the Dark Ages in this timeless musical. There will be an optional pre-audition on Sunday, March 23 at 6 p.m. This is a valuable opportunity for those who need help finding or choosing an audition song, or may have additional questions about the show, auditions, or rehearsal process. An accompanist will be provided, and songbooks will be available for perusal for those who do not already have a song and sheet music prepared. It is only necessary to attend one night of auditions, either Monday, March 24 or Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. Newcomers and theatre veterans alike are welcome and encouraged to audition. Please prepare 1620 bars of a musical INDEX Bookmark..............................26 Calendar...................................4 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................29 Oak Run.................................14 Obituary...................................3 OTOW.....................................21 Out to Pastor........................10 Pun Alley...............................23 Puzzles...................................25CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 43 www.smcitizen.com43~ Friday, March 21, 2014 www.smcitizen.com BY JIM CLARK EditorAnti-dog tethering residents peppered the Marion County Commission with complaints about the commissioners silence during a previous meeting when a public hearing was proposed, and they came away with the scheduling of a public hearing. That hearing probably will be at the next Commission meeting, which someone in the crowd noted is April Fools Day. Commissioners tried to explain the silence that greeted the motion at the March 4 meeting when David Moore made the motion to advance to a public hearing on the recommendations of a panel that had been appointed by the commission. Several said they simply did not have enough information at the time. Chairman Carl Zalak pointed out that the way it works under rules of order, a motion has to be made and seconded, and then there is discussion. Since there was no second, there could be no discussion, he said. That didnt satisfy some of the people in the audience, some of whom carried signs and sat in the front row. The laminatedtype signs created such a glare that Commissioner Kathy Bryant at one point had to ask them to tilt the signs down away from the lights, which they did. Among the comments that were stated before commissioners revealed they were still considering action was a question: Was the Blue Ribbon panel simply to buy time in an election year? Other comments were You turned your backs on hundreds of suffering dogs, and finally, If you dont support it, at least tell us why. That led to Zalak explaining the lack of a second. He had put the issue on the agenda for later in the meeting, but moved it up for the discussion to take place. There were a couple of people who spoke against the law. Roger Knechtel, a regular speaker at meetings, called it unenforceable, and said it would be up to neighbors to turn people in. There was another one who tried that in the 1930s, he said, in a reference to Hitler. After the people spoke, Bryant said she felt confident in moving forward. Commissioner Stan McClain said he was willing to go to the public hearing and discuss other possibilities. Commissioner Earl Arnett said at the March 4 meeting he had not seen the report, and therefore did not vote for the public hearing. He said he was open to the public hearing but added, As it was presented in apparently would not pass. Finally at the end of the meeting, Henry Munoz of Marion Oaks commented that he wished there would be more emphasis on educating children instead of taking up for the poor dogs. He also noted, You cant legislate morality. Tethering ban gets a new life BY JIM CLARK EditorU.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, a Republican Congressman who represents portions of Marion County, attacked leadership of both major political parties during a Town Hall meeting Monday at West Port High School. Yoho said that President Obama should be impeached, but that the Republican leadership in the House, led by Speaker John Boehner, would not bring it to the floor because its an election year. Its very frustrating. Yoho has already drawn three opponents, including Howard Lawson of Dunnellon, who is listed as having no party affiliation, and Democrats Aquasia Johnson McDowell of Orlando and Marihelen Wheeler of Gainesville. As of this week, no other Republicans have filed to run. District 3 runs from the Georgia line to the Ocala area. It does not reach the Orlando area. Speaking in front of a generally friendly crowd, Yoho said one man from Nevada has chosen not to bring some bills up in the Senate that the GOP House favors. He was referring to Harry Reid, and expressed hope that Nevada voters would replace him. When asked about cyber security, he said, The country I served as a young man is not the country I serve today. He blasted Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked government secrets, despite the fact that some in the audience answered patriot when he asked if people though Snowden was a patriot or a traitor. Snowden is a traitor. He sold our country out. He is a grave threat to our national existence. He said that as a representative, he has seen some documents that have not been made public or that he could not go into detail commenting on. He said that if people had seen what he saw, there would be no doubt about Snowden. He said that we have to assume that Russia now knows everything. When you go to the enemy and tell them everything well, not in my book. He said there has been a filing to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder for lying under oath, but that the leadership would not move it forward. He also called Obama more brazen and said we need to stop his overreaching. One man stood up near the end of the meeting and asked that if Obama would be impeached, What would we get, referring to Vice President Joe Biden. He was shouted down by the crowd. At West Port town meeting, Yoho blasts Obama, Boehner PHOTO BY JIM CLARKU.S. Rep. Ted Yoho at West Port High School. Celebrating at the lanesThe Cherrywood Bowlers held a St. Patricks party at their bowling location. No world if the luck of the Irish improved their scores. PLEASESEECAMELOT, PAGE3 Continuing historic steps to ensure all Florida children have the opportunity to succeed, Florida Department of Education Commissioner Pam Stewart Monday announced a new test has been selected to replace the FCAT 2.0 exams beginning with the 2014-15 school year. The new assessment will measure each childs progress and achievement on the Florida Standards, which were developed with an unprecedented amount of public input, said New test chosen to replace FCAT PLEASESEETEST, PAGE3 000HJ34