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Matthew Murray knew life would change a bit when he moved to Ocala last fall. As a 27 year-old with down syndrome, his options are somewhat limited. What he didnt expect was how many new friends he would make through an organization called Transitions Life Center. When Matt moved here, I was really concerned about how he would adjust, says his mom Diane Murray. We were so glad we found TLC (Transitions Life Center). He went to the summer camp and loved it. To have the friendship and camaraderie he has found means so much to me. The people at TLC are awesome, says Matthew. I have so many friends now and they are all good people. At camp, I did woodworking, crafts and learned about science experiments that were really cool. The dance at the end of camp was great. Transitions Life Center is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that is providing programing for adults with special needs who have completed the ESE programs within the public school system. The group started with a summer camp in 2013 and began a Saturday program called THRIVE in January. THRIVE stands for teamwork, honor, respect, independence, values and education. TLC held a spiritual day in January where an ecumenical mission exchange team from Jamaica worked with TLC volunteers to share lessons and activities based on the Proverbs 17:17 scripture, A friend loves at all times. Matthew attended the TLC Spiritual Day, I had a great day, says Matthew. I got to see my TLC friends again and made even more friends with people from Jamaica. Matthew found a special connection with Elton Watson, a minister in the Jamaican Mission Team. While Diane is thrilled her son has made a connection and found a place with TLC, she, like many parents, looks forward to the organizations continued growth. I know their plan is to have a residential facility one day, says Diane. I hope it is in the near future. All parents want their children to grow up and have a full life of their own. That doesnt change when your child has a disability. Matthew would love to live somewhat independently, but in a setting where he is safe. Thats what TLC wants to do. To learn more about TLC, visit www.tlcocala.org. If you would like a speaker from TLC as a program for your organization, contact Ginger Broslat at 352861-0252 or ginger@tlcocala.org. BRIEFS Candidates set for Aug. 8 forumThe Friday Forum of Marion County is giving voters another opportunity to carefully consider County Commission and judicial candidates before the Aug. 26 primary when the speaker/luncheon group next meets at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 8 at Buffet City, State Road 200 at MLK Jr. Blvd. Comoderators will be CF Humanities Professor Darrell Riley, former Star Banner staffer who is well known for his work with the Ocala Civic Theater and the Friends of the Library, and School Board candidate Diane Schrier, state public policy chair and national board member for public policy, American Association of University Women. Issues determined by local officials School Board members, county commissioners and judges often more directly impact our lives than do those elected to national office. And yet as few as 15 percent of registered voters participate in primaries with at least 60 percent of the total population later lamenting the quality of public servants (who often begin their rise from local to national office through the primary system) with the resounding cry to throw the bums out. Given that Florida is a closed primary state only Republicans will fill the remaining County Commission seat on Aug. 26 when they choose the incumbent Carl Zalak former member of the commission Glen Fiorello or a write-in candidate Christopher Tarner. Party members will also determine on that date if Congressman Ted Yoho (R, District 3) or his primary challenger, Jake Rush, will run against Democrat Marihelen Wheeler in INDEX Bookmark..............................23 Cherrywood.........................13 Classifieds.............................26 Judis Journal.......................12 Marion Landing..................17 Oak Run.................................18 OTOW.....................................20 Out to Pastor..........................9 Pun Alley...............................22 Puzzles...................................21CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 8 www.smcitizen.com BY JOHN EVERLOVE Cherrywood CorrespondentToday, Friday,1 an era will end at Cherrywood Estates. Geri Watrouse will be leaving her position in the office to start a new adventure in her career. For seven years she has been the ambassador to our community: the facilitator for Cherrywood Property Management and the liaison to the residents concerning our many varied activities. When she first began, Geris position was only part time. Shortly after starting work, her responsibilities and duties expanded and the hours grew longer. For more than six years she has been working full time helping to plan and execute the multiple events here in our community. Each month Geri collects the maintenance fees; organizes each Summer Fest event; lines up the entertainment and food for comedy night and the other many parties that are sponsored by Cherrywood Property Management. She also acts as hostess for most of these happenings making sure that they come off without a hitch. The planning and scheduling for everything that occurs in our clubhouse and on our property28~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com More than 700 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Jim Mikula, administrator of Pacifica Senior Living Ocala (Quiet Oaks), as he was honored as the 2014 Assisted Living Facility Administrator of the Year by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented to Mikula during FHCA's Annual Conference in Orlando, is the highest honor given to ALF administrators in Florida's long term care profession. Jim Mikula has worked in long term care facilities for more than 30 years. He is a role model for the culture change movement, a name commonly given to the national movement to transform older adult services so they are based on person-directed values and practices. Under his leadership, Pacifica Senior Living has instituted everything from consistent assignment to open dining schedules to resident choice for medication times. "FHCA is pleased to honor Jim Mikula with this prestigious award," said FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed. "He is a role model, a change agent and a relentless advocate for top quality care at the local and statewide levels. In so many ways, he truly embodies the best of our profession and is tremendously deserving of this award." Geri Watrouse will be leaving her job at Cherrywood Geri leaving Cherrywood Jim Mikula with Rosemary Carbonelli, FHCAs former Assisted Living Vice President. PLEASESEEGERI, PAGE3 Quiet Oaks administrator honored PLEASESEEHONOR, PAGE3 On Top of the World resident Matthew Murray right, proudly displays his created collage of Gods beauty from a nature walk at the TLC THRIVE program Spiritual Day. He is pictured with Elton Watson, his new friend from Jamaica who was part of the ecumenical mission exchange. Transitions Life Center helps OTOW resident Benefit concert set at West Port Aug. 10 See photo, Page 6 PLEASESEEFORUM, PAGE3 000IW5L

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Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com 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 M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed www.nutechhearing.com LOWEST PRICE IN TOWN GUARANTEED FREE HEARING TEST 000IVF7 The GN ReSound Group, all rights reserved. Apple, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks o f Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. ReSound LiNX is compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) using iOS 7.X or later. MSRP on a pair of ReSound LiNX hearing aids. We want you to hear like you were meant to, so were making these revolutionary hearing aids availab le at a significant savings for a limited time. Limited Time Offer! August 2014 Get 30% OFF Live life in surround sound. Experience hearing in 360 You move in 360 so why would you settle for anything less from your hearing? ReSound LiNX is the revolutionary hearing aid with Surround Sound by ReSound technology, giving you truerto-life sound, all over. Designed to connect directly to your iPhone iPad or iPod touch hearing life dynamically has never been easier. 000IW54

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falls on her shoulders. Working tirelessly Geri gets out the Chirp magazine each month; greets new residents with information and documents; insures that the numerous classes and fitness programs are staffed properly and in short; keeps our very active community running smoothly. Literally, everything we do or is done for us is coordinated through Geri. Craft Shows to Flu shots; Phone book entries to the Senior Olympics games; all these and much more are in her bailiwick Perhaps the least pleasant of her jobs is to field the handful of complaints that occasionally come into the office. As in any community, there are always a few people that are not satisfied with management so Geri cheerfully fields their concerns as well. Because Geri lives in Citrus County the commute to and from her home has put an extra strain on her. Having her dad come and live with her has been a joy in her life but as one can imagine; it is also a source of constant concern. For these reasons, when a favorable job was offered to her just a mile from her house; Geri accepted. Fortunately there will be time for Geri to assist in training her replacement. Geri will have a couple of weeks to come in part time to show the new person all of the ins and outs of running the office. Personally, Geri has been a great help to me in my duties as the reporter for Cherrywood. Besides pre-editing each weeks edition of the Citizen; she has kept me posted about upcoming events; alerted me to particular community events that would be of interest to my readers and provided me with much needed comic relief at times. More than all of these factors; she has been a friend. Geris husband Lentz is looking forward to spending more time with her and of course her dad will get the benefit of her being closer to home. This will mean a better opportunity for her to grow both in her personal life and professional career. When asked if she had any regrets about leaving Cherrywood Geri replied; I will miss the people. I can say in reply; with deep appreciation for all she has done for us; and with a sincere wish of luck in her new endeavor; we will miss you too Geri. Stop by the office and say good-bye when you get a chance.Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, August 1, 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 payment s to South Marion Citizen office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call... 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And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Dachshund Miniature Puppy Long Hair, black & cream, Champion blood line, Health Certificate. male-$250 352-795-0200 or 352-220-4792-Cell 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. DRIVERSCDL-A:Home EVERY Weekend! ALL Loaded/ Empty Miles Paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or Walk A way Lease No Money Down1-855-971-8524 HOUSEKEEPINGRelate well w/ people -able to lift 50lbs. Hours vary, able to work wknds. Apply in Person M-F 10-3@ Rainbow Rivers Club 20510 The Granada, Dunnellon, or email sab.rrc@gmail.com NO CALLS PLEASE. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Aug. 9th 9a-5p Sun. 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In fact, if the democrats could prevail in Congress through the mid-term elections we would have a major victory and possibly a more productive national political arena.Action Meetings The Friday Forum of Marion County meets on the second Friday of each month. These luncheon meetings are held at Buffet City, State Road 200 at Martin Luther King Blvd. Speakers discuss a different topic each month. Lunch is $10, and an RSVP is suggested. For more information contact the Friday Forum of Marion County: fridayforumofmarioncounty@gmail.com Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 or Jan Lentz at 352-425-6219. The need for volunteers at Democratic Executive Committee Headquarters at 601 SW 1st Ave., Ocala to help with the phones on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is critical. For more information call 352-402-9494 or email Joyce Blake at blakejag90@embarqmail.com OAKSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 This weeks puzzle answers GERICONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Administrator of the Year Award is given annually by Florida Health Care Association to an ALF administrator of an FHCA-member facility with demonstrated service to the Association, along with significant and measurable achievements in overall facility administration, workforce innovation, survey record and implementation of quality improvement programs. By creating an atmosphere where residents can live life to the fullest, Mikula has fostered greater success for Pacifica Senior Living Ocala. Occupancy has increased from 55 to 98 percent, staff turnover has been reduced by 75 percent, and for two years in a row the facility has been voted "Readers Choice" by the South Marion Citizen. His focus on quality care also led the facility to achieve the best ranking possible a deficiency-free survey reflecting a perfect score in the latest health care inspection conducted by the state Agency for Health Care Administration. HONORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 November. Neither candidates for District 11 incumbent Richard Nugent (Rep.) or David Koller (D) have challengers and thus do not appear on the primary ticket. Democrats will choose their candidate for governor in the primary former Governor Charlie Crist or long-time Florida State Senator Nan Rich as well as their candidate for Attorney General George Shelton or Perry E. Thurston. While written questions may be submitted at the luncheon Aug. 8, we would really appreciate it if your issues and concerns could be e-mailed in advance to FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com. You may also telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 for further information. Note that the $10 charge, payable directly to the restaurant, includes the buffet, tax, tip and a drink. FORUMCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Read the classifieds When was the last time you had your home smoke detectors tested and cleaned? 000IVG9 Security And Fire Electronics, Inc. rfeder@safeinc.com 3458 SW 74th A ve., Ocala, FL 34474 352-629-8166 www.safeinc.com State License EF0000374 30 years in business Clean and test with canned smoke, replace all batteries 9V and AA, & AAA (up to six smoke detectors) $ 49.95 Americas Leading Drug Store is Moving Headquarters to Europe to Save Billions By Not Paying US Taxes? GREAT SAVINGS! According to NY T imes, July 1, 2014 Page B8. This move of Walgreens will cost US taxpayers 4 billion dollars. Also, W algreens received 16.7 billion dollars from Medicare and Medicaid last year alone!!! 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Saturday, Aug. 2 Yoga in Sholom ParkCome and enjoy the Peace Park with a beautiful yoga class at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 873-2276.Thursday, Aug. 7 WOW Singles to meetWOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call after 10 a.m.: 861-9487 or 237-5842. Thursday, Aug. 7, 12:30 p.m., Ruby Tuesday, 3500 College Road. Thursday, Aug. 21, 12:30 p.m., The Mojo Grill, 2013 SW 17th St., in front of Target.Clothing for families in needThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will be giving out free new and gently used childrens clothing to families in need at their annual Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church pavilion, 7525 U.S. Hwy. 41 in Dunnellon. For more information, call 489-5954.Saturday, Aug. 9 School open house at HopeHope Evangelical Lutheran Church is sponsoring a Back-to-School Open House on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. School children and their parents are encouraged to drop by for hot dogs, soft drinks, etc. Some free school supplies will be available. Call 4895511 for more information. Book sale for animal food bankA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will take place Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. They are not accepting books until fall. Bring your aluminum cans. For information, call 352-291-1962.Sunday, Aug. 10 German Americans plan celebrationThe German American Club of Marion County will hold an anniversary dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes pork schnitzel, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. Please bring your own beverage. Music will be provided by Joan & Jess. Semi-formal attire is requested. Tickets are $16 per member or $20 per non-member and may be purchased by calling Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 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 The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is offering special back-to-school immunization clinics in August to help students get ready for school. Vaccines provide the best defense to protect you and your family from the spread of infectious diseases, said Jan Stepp, Immunization Clinic supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. We want to give parents every opportunity to get their kids ready for the school year by taking advantage of our immunization services before school starts. The Department will offer free school vaccinations at the Marion County Childrens Alliance Back-to-School Bash. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center, 1510 NW 4th Street, Ocala. In addition to school immunizations, the event includes fun and games, food, and free backpacks for school. For information on the Back to School Bash, call 352438-5990. The Department of Health has scheduled special back-to-school immunization clinics 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Aug. 4, Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 at the Departments Ocala facility, 1801 SE 32nd Ave. No appointment is needed, and the immunizations are free for those ages 18 and younger. Parents should bring their childs immunization records if they have them. New health requirements mean that children may need an additional polio vaccination before they can enter kindergarten. Children entering seventh grade require the Tdaptetanus diphtheria and acellular pertussisbooster vaccine. Vaccination requirements include: Kindergarten through sixth grade: two doses of the varicella vaccine. Grades seven through 12: one dose of the varicella vaccine. Grades seven through 12: the Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) vaccine. Students entering a Florida school for the first time should have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. For information on immunizations, call the Department at 352-629-0137, ext. 2017. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. Hey, kids! Time for your shots PLEASESEESHOTS, PAGE25 SHOTSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Community Calendar More on Page 5 E The Environmental MagazineD ear E arthT alk: R ecent new s cov erage of the disappearance of M alay sian Airlines F light 370 reminded us all again of how much debris, including plastic, is in our oceans. T o w hat ex tent is this a real problem that threatens ocean or human health? M argaret Ainsw orth, Philadelphia, PA The so-far in-vain search for Flight 370 has indeed stirred up interest in the growing problem of ocean debris as objects thought to possibly be plane parts have repeatedly turned out to be just floating trash. The ocean is like a plastic soup, bulked up with the croutons of these larger items, Charles Moore, the captain who discovered an ocean trash gyre roughly the size of Texas swirling around in the deep ocean currents between Hawaii and California, told the Associated Press. Its like a toilet bowl that swirls but doesnt flush, he added. Moores Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one of five such debris vortexes in the worlds oceans. Last April, searchers for MH370 stumbled onto the eastern edge of one of them in the Indian Ocean, at first mistaking some of the larger bobbing objects for airplane wreckage. While this floating flotsam may be a time-wasting distraction for MH370 searchers, green leaders are worried about it for other reasons. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), trash and other ocean debris can cause direct harm to wildlife that ingests or gets caught in it and can break or suffocate coral reefs that are key habitat for many of the worlds marine species. Marine debris can also contribute to the movement of harmful invasive species that hitch rides from one body of water to another. Another issue is that so much marine debris is comprised of plastic, much of which takes hundreds of years to break down and ends up in the digestive systems of everything from whales to plankton, including much of the seafood that ends up on our dinner plates. The 2011 report, Plastic Debris in the California Marine Ecosystem, by the California Ocean Science Trust, California Ocean Protection Council and Sea Grant found that plastic debris in the ocean not only leaches some chemical pollutants that were added during manufacture but also absorbs and accumulates others. This includes many persistent organic pollutants (so-called POPs that have been used extensively for things like pest control, crop production and industrial manufacturing) from surrounding seawater and marine sediments. These POPs have been linked to population declines, diseases and behavioral or physical abnormalities in many wildlife species. Researchers are still not sure how these chemicals, as well as others (Bisphenol A, phthalates, phenanthrene, etc.) may affect marine ecosystems in the long run. In the meantime, we can all play a role in reducing the amount of plastic and other debris that end up in our oceans. The most effective way to stop plastic pollution in our oceans is to make sure it never reaches the water in the first place, says the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental non-profit. According to the group, individuals need to take care to recycle and never litter, while manufacturers should reducing packaging and design more of it to be fully recyclable. NRDC and others are also working on the legislative front to try to institutionalize such measures. CONTACTS: U.S. E PA M arine D ebris I mpacts, w ater epa. gov/ty pe/ oceb/ marinedebris/ md_ impacts.c fm; Plastic D ebris in the California M arine E cosystem, calost. org/ pdf/ scienceinitiativ es/ marine%20debris/ Plastic%20Report_10-411.pdf; NRDC, www.nrdc. org.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Missing jet shows how much debris is in the ocean EARTH TALK Guide Dog Foundation needs volunteersThe Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-687-4335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337. 000ISU9 Lic. #MM31909 Massage Therapy Manual Lymphatic Drainage at Jasmine Plaza By appointment only 352-620-4298 Lic. Massage Therapist Penny Chester-Reilly 30 min. $ 25 60 min. $40 90 min. $60 Give yourself the gift of a massage! 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Each time there is an emergency, real-life heroes spring into action even before lights come on and sirens sound. The highly-trained dispatchers at Marion Countys Public Safety Communications center help residents as soon as 911 is dialed and they have garnered another top-notch accreditation for their excellence in delivering this service. The department recently earned accreditation from the Florida Telecommunications Accreditation Commission (FLATAC), becoming the first dispatch facility that handles more than just law enforcement emergencies to receive this recognition. FLATAC assessors closely evaluated the department and interviewed many of the PSCs 65 employees, judging the agency on its compliance with 116 standards of training, security, dispatch operations (fire, EMS and law enforcement) and handling of critical and unusual incidents. The FLATAC accreditation comes on the heels of other recognitions; the department is one of only a few centers in the world to hold fire and EMS accreditations from the National Academy of Emergency Dispatch (NAED). It raises us to a higher standard, Public Safety Communications Director Karl Oltz said of the departments dedication to obtaining such credentials. Some centers arent accredited at all they set their own standards. We hold our dispatchers to criteria set by outside experts. It should give residents confidence to know that when they need help the most, theyll be speaking with people who have proven their competence and ability. Dispatchers employed at Marion Countys Public Safety Communications center handle more than 400,000 emergency incident calls each year. They receive more than three months of training, which prepares them to handle three types of emergency calls: law enforcement, fire and medical. Their work is constantly reviewed and critiqued, because how they respond at the other end of the line in any situation can mean life or death. Public Safety Communications provides professional emergency communications and dispatch services to Belleview Police Department, Dunnellon Fire Department, Dunnellon Police Department, Marion County Fire Rescue, Marion County Sheriffs Office and Ocala Fire Rescue. Just last year, the department implemented cost-saving measures that will save taxpayers upwards of $850,000 on a reoccurring basis. Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Lola and the Saints in benefit concertThe TLC Time Capsule is set to transport you and your friends back in time to the golden era of the 50s and 60s. Lola and the Saints will perform a concert at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Tickets are $15 each and are available at www.tlcocala.org under the Donate button. Proceeds from this concert will support the programs and dream of Transitions Life Center to benefit adults with special needs who have aged out of the ESE programs within the public school system. Please contact Ginger Broslat at 352-861-0252 or ginger@tlcocala.org.Free Living Healthy WorkshopDo you want to take control of your chronic illness? This workshop series takes place once a week, for two and a half hours, for six weeks. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Created by Stanford University, the seminars cover the following: 1) techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and 6) how to evaluate new treatments. Class size is limited to 16 people. The first class is 9:30-noon on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The class takes place at the Ocala Health Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 SW 84th Court Suite 500, Ocala). To enroll in this class and begin improving your quality of life, call 1800-530-1188. Saturday, Aug. 16 Tribute Quartet appearsNationally known Tribute Quartet is one of the countrys most dynamic and beloved male quartets in all of gospel music. Their vision is to preserve the heritage and promote the future of Southern Gospel Music. Accumulated honors include radio hits and awards such as Group of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the year. This is a free concert; a love offering will be received. It beings at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR200), Ocala. For information, 352-861-6182, or www.ccomc.org.Monday, Aug. 18 Unarmed Security Officer courseThe College of Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute is accepting enrollment for its Class D Unarmed Security Officer course. The state-approved course meets the 40-hour education requirement for unarmed security officers. The class will meet from 6-10 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18, through Friday, Aug. 29, in Building 31 at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The fee is $140 and includes all training material. All class time must be attended. Registration will be accepted until the first day of class or all seats have been filled. For more information or to register, contact Pat Kalfs at 352-873-5838, ext.1569, or James Charles at ext. 1431. To learn more about CF, visit CF.edu.Wednesday, Aug. 20 Womans Club membership driveThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will hold a fall Membership Social and Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. All club members are invited and welcome to bring friends and prospective members to the event. The Liitle Women Juniorettes of Ocala will be participating also. Both clubs are members of the General Federation of Womens Clubs headquartered in Washington, D. C. The GFWC is an international organization whose members are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. All women in the area are welcome. For further information, contact President Patti Stewart at 351-2708 or Frances Kolonia at 629-7397. Saturday, Aug. 23 Hard Rock Casino tripSt. Jude Catholic Community in Marion Oaks is sponsoring another trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 23. Cost is $35 per person. The bus will leave the St. Jude parking lot at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. For information and reservations please contact Ghislaine at 245-9962.Tuesday, Sept. 23 Candidates invited to forumThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Evelyn B. Kelly will serve as moderator. Candidates for the Marion County Commission, the Marion County School Board, and the Florida House of Representatives are invited to participate. For further information contact Frances at 352-629-7397 or email: ocaladowns@yahoo.com. Friday, Sept. 19 St. Jude fish dinnersBeginning Friday, Sept. 19, St. Jude Catholic Community in Marion Oaks will be serving fish dinners from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dinners will be served once a month. The menu includes fried or baked fish, cole slaw, French fries and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door.Saturday, Sept. 27 St. Jude flea marketSt. Jude Catholic Community in Marion Oaks is having another flea market. The date is Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outside space is available at $15 per table. Inside tables are $20 each. Donations of clean and gently used items will be accepted during our regular Thrift Store hours. No televisions will be accepted. Breastfeeding Week celebrated in MarionThe Florida Department of Health in Marion County is inviting mothers to the Aug. 6 Mom and Babys Club meeting The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week through the entire month of August, and is having a special celebration for mothers at the August Mom and Babys Club meeting. The club meets at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Departments Ocala location, 1801 SE 32nd Ave., near Jervey Gantt Park. There will be refreshments, door prizes, and a chance to find out what the club has to offer. Feeding is one of the most important decisions for a mother to make, said Debbie Flowers, breastfeeding coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. With all the advantages of breastfeeding, we want to do everything we can to help mothers succeed. Pediatricians recommend that babies be fed only breast milk for the first six months of life. Solid foods should be fed at about six months and breastfeeding should continue until the baby is at least one year old. The Departments training, counseling and support programs can help Marion County mothers give their babies the best possible start with breastfeeding. Trained staff, support groups and breastfeeding peer counseling programs are available to help. The Mom and Babys Club is a support group for mothers to share their challenges, successes and friendship. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month in the Departments Ocala facility. The Department also offers breastfeeding classes. The classes give mothers expert instruction and practical information to help them succeed. These classes are held on the second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of each month, also in the departments Ocala location. For more information, call the Department at 352-622-1161. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-5087465. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Public safety communications earns accreditation County Commissioners with some of those honored. Remember to call 911 for emergencies only. Non-emergencies: Sheriff 732-8181. Ocala Police: 369-7000 (for info) or 369-7070 (for service) HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First Time Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000ISBV 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 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. 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Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com LOOK AWAY, LOOK, AWAY By Wilton BarnhardtThis is a book about the New South as it appears in the Tony Meyers Park section of Charlotte, North Carolina where the Joseph Johnston family resides. Mr. Johnston descends from an infamous Confederate general who surrendered the largest number of troops at Bennett Place in Durham. His wife calls him Joseph only when shes furious; otherwise, hes known by his nickname Duke for the university he attended. Matriarch Jerene is a steel magnolia whos all about appearances despite the familys fortunes having long disappeared. Each chapter introduces a family member Jerenes siblings, mother, and four childrenwho all appear only once, no circling back. The novel begins with the youngest Johnston child, a midlife baby actually, teenage Jerilyn. Shes longing to shed her good-girl, nerdy high-school image at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by joining a sluttish sorority. There she gets more than she bargained for at a frat party where shes raped. But scheming momma Jerene turns the unfortunate incident into some much needed cash. Jerenes brother, Gaston Jarvis, has made millions writing Southern romances with a preposterous heroine named Cordelia Florabloom. Once a serious writer who gained entry into a literary circle that included William Styron and James Baldwin, he now ignores the snubs, drinks to excess, and laughs all the way to the bank. Nor does he share his considerable wealth with his family. He refuses to contribute to his elderly mothers expensive retirement digs: I will not lift a finger. She can have an old age as fine as the childhood she gave us. Jerenes other sibling is reclusive Dillard, a maiden lady. Rounding out the children are preacher Bo, closeted Joshua, and outspoken, thricemarried Annie. The Johnstons are a bundle of contradictions, paying homage to the manners of the Old South but cherry-picking among the messy or troublesome. Comparing this highly readable, sprawling book to A Confederacy of Dunces, as some have, may be a stretch, but you wouldnt want to miss a moment of Christmas dinner at Jerenes when family secrets come pouring out thick and fast. Book about North Carolina family full of contradictions Bookmark Pat Wellington BY ENID B. JONES Special to the CitizenNext Meeting Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building BIn June Gary Green and Cheryl Olin were welcomed by members of Marion Oaks Democratic Club to talk about the need for Democrats to go out and vote in all of the up-coming elections. The two presenters are cochairs of the Tri-County Unified Progressives, a non-partisan interest group working to move Marion, Lake and Sumter voters forward into a grass root movement for a greater impact but working especially to secure a people-friendly government and society. Democratic voters in these counties can have a significant impact on the outcomes of local, state and national elections which would be an indication of the views and ideas of the party. The presenters spoke of Marion Oaks Democratic Club being inspired by President Obama's election campaign in 2008 and their own involvement in activities related to the election. The community boots on the ground events of the 2008 elections were very significant in moving voters to the polls. However, the 2010 mid-term losses genPLEASESEEOAKS, PAGE26 Benefit concertTLC will take another step in fundraising toward their dream with the Lola and the Saints benefit concert to be held at West Port High School on Sunday, Aug. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. The doo-wop group will be performing classic tunes from the s and s Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door, or by calling 352-861-0252. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater this week invited Floridians to the 2014 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction. This public auction of more than 60,000 items valued in excess of $1 million will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Double Tree Airport Hotel in Orlando. A preview of items will be held on Friday, Aug. 8. The unclaimed property auction features items from safe deposit boxes that have gone unclaimed for years despite efforts to return them to their owners. These items include jewelry, watches and rare coins. Proceeds from the auction are deposited into the states education fund where they work to support Floridas public school system. Should a property owner discover that he or she owned an item that was auctioned, however, the proceeds from the sale can be claimed any time at no cost. Featured auction items include four $1,000 bills, a mens 18k gold and diamond Rolex brand watch, a 6.36carat platinum and diamond cocktail ring and several classic baseball cards featuring baseball greats such as Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige and Willie Mays. Since 2011, Floridas Bureau of Unclaimed Property has returned more than $775 million in unclaimed property to Floridians. This record-breaking effort is due to extensive proactive outreach efforts aimed at reconnecting lost valuables with their rightful owner. To search for or claim unclaimed property, visit www.FLTreasureHunt.org, or call 1-88-VALUABLE or 850-413-5555. Unclaimed property auction set in Orlando The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is venturing into the birthday party business this fall with its new Arty Parties. Arty Parties are a fun, creative way to celebrate childrens birthdays and other special occasions, said Victoria Billig, assistant director of the museum. This is just one more way for the museum to inspire creativity in budding artists. Arty Parties include a hands-on art experience led by museum education staff, a visit to the galleries and refreshments. Party hosts can choose from several themes. Party fees include admission to the museum for up to 15 children, online party invitations and party favor bags. Also new to the Appletons fall calendar is Half-day Happenings, a creative way to spend Marion County Public School Early Release Days. Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, from 1:303 p.m., the museum will offer an art assignment with hands-on art-making experience for students. Students ages 7-12 can also enroll in After School Explorations, a series of four five-week sessions beginning in September, each focusing on a different medium and theme. Session themes are Sculpture Fun, Clay Sampler, Drawing and Painting, and Watercolor Magic. Returning this year for adults is Art 101, a series of hands-on workshops. Paint a silk scarf Sept. 16, paint with watercolors Oct. 21, or paint with acrylics Nov. 18. The museum will also offer two sixweek Dig into Clay workshops where adults can create earthenware sculptures, vessels and other ceramic artworks using a variety of hand-building techniques. The first workshop session begins Sept. 8 and the second session begins Oct. 27. During each session, classes are held once a week for six consecutive weeks. The cost is $150 for Appleton members and $200 for nonmembers, with an additional $25 supply fee. For more information a contact Marie Fielding at 352-291-4455, ext. 1558. 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Whether you are just starting out or want to learn something new, the workshop will give you real-world strategies that are easy to follow. When: W ednesdays August 13, 20, 27 & September 3 10:30 a.m. Where: Royal Palms Plaza 8960 SW Hwy. 200 Ste 3, Ocala, FL 34481 352-237-2430 Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

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The 79th Annual Old Fiddlers Convention will be held next week in Virginia where hundreds of country and mountain music fans along with fiddlers get together to enjoy popular tunes of yesterday. While theyre fiddling around, Pun Alley takes us to its own musical humor.Oh, really?Mr. O. Fiddle had a lifelong dream of going to Divinity School to get his Doctor of Divinity degree. After years of saving, at long last, he entered the university. He worked and studied hard and this June his dream came true when he finally received his degree. From that day forward, he will be known to one and all as O. Fiddle D. D. Dog gone!Little Harold was practicing the violin in the living room while his father was trying to read in the den. The family dog was lying in the den, and as the screeching sounds of little Harolds violin reached his ears, she began to howl loudly. The father listened to the dog and the violin as long as he could. Then he jumped up, slammed his paper to the floor and yelled above the noise, Cant you play something the dog doesnt know?Dont string him upA down and out musician was playing his fiddle in the middle of a busy shopping mall. Striding over, a policeman asked, May I please see your permit? I dont have one, confessed the musician. In that case, youll have to accompany me. Splendid! exclaimed the musician. What shall we play? The musician was arrested and wound up in court. Havent I seen your face before? the judge demanded, looking down at the defendant. You have, Your Honor, the man answered hopefully. I gave your son fiddle lessons last winter. Ah, yes, recalled the judge. Twenty years!Random notesIn 1688 the first music score appeared: Bach 4 Beethoven 3. A fiddler is a man who is always up to his chin in music. Marriage brings music into a mans life. He learns to play second fiddle. The conductor who didnt pay his orchestra had to face the music. A classical music station invited listeners to fax their requests with the caution, If it aint baroque, dont fax it. NSA agents make great companions because they listen to everything you say. Old Chamber Music Quartets never die; they just go for baroque. According to some, the best pickup to put on a fiddle is a F150. Toms father plays the piano by ear and fiddles with his whiskers. Marriage is like a violin. After the music is over, you still have the strings. I wasnt sure what was wrong with my violin, so I had to fiddle with it. When he joined the prison quartet, the deep-voiced guy turned into a striped bass. When the music store closes for lunch, they put a sign on the door, Bach In One Hour. Just under that someone added, Offenbach Sooner. The first automobile commercial was set to music. It was the first car tune.B flatJoe went out for the School Orchestra, but was so high-strung and keyed up that he didnt know how to conduct himself. He fiddled around so much that the teacher wouldnt let him play even second fiddle. His failure was noteworthy, and his flatter E got him nowhere.High strung musicSmith took his wife to the circus, and the man on the flying trapeze, high above the crowd, hung precariously by his toes as he swung through the air. Mrs. Smith watched incredulously as the trapeze artist, still hanging by his toes and swinging, arched his back and forced his head through his legs. She rose to her feet with mouth agape as the performer reached behind his back with one hand and drew forth a fiddle, and reached behind his back with the other hand and drew forth a bow. As the flying trapeze man swung 100 feet above the audience, hanging on by his toes, he began playing a tune on his fiddle behind his back. Oh, John! exclaimed Mrs. Smith. Isnt he wonderful? Smith shrugged and grunted: He aint no Heifetz. I trust that after reading todays column you are fit as a fiddle and not fit to be tied. I will be fiddling around for material for next weeks Pun Alley. Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Fiddling around with music on Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. Please contact Kathy Baggs, Community Relations Director, at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S/W/ 80th Ave., Ocala. Family members, friends and co-workers gathered on Friday, July 25 to witness as nine of Ocala Fire Rescues recent hires were officially sworn in. The pinning ceremony held at the Florida State Fire College was conducted in an intimate manner where the families where as much part of the induction as the firefighters being celebrated. After reciting the oath of service, OFRs Fire Chief Bradd Clark was joined by Assistant Fire Chiefs Michael Alsup and Anthony Ortiz in presenting each firefighter with their individual badge. Item that was then pinned to the recruit by a family member, or superior. I am extremely proud to welcome these men to the fire service and to the City of Ocala Fire Chief Clark said. The department hired these firefighters based on their individual character strengths traits that will continue to build trust between the citizens and Ocala Fire Rescue for years to come. New firefighters join Ocala department OCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOPin recipients from left to right: Tyron Heath, Justin Clavier, Nathan Everhardt, Edward Munchel, Nico Reynolds, Thiago Novaes, Nicholas Melton, and Eric Young. THANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The WorkCLEANMASTER26 Years in Business Get Any 2 ServicesSame Day and SAVE! Gutter Cleaning Entire HouseOnly $50Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure Roof FREE ESTIMATES! Carpet Cleaning $18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamPer Room Sofa and Loveseat Call for DetailsFurniture Cleaning$601 Chair Cleaned FREE 000IUB8 000ISKS 10% OFF LIQUOR & WINE MUST PRESENT COUPON A T TIME OF PURCHASE. DISCOUNT FOR LIQUOR & WINE ONL Y! 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Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ A21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, August 1, 2014 BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenThe heartbreaking violence in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere carries many messages, but heres one Americans shouldnt miss: The United States no matter who the president is cannot manage world conflict. The corollary is that when a president tries to manage it, things will usually get worse. Foresight is always defective, and tragic unintended consequences will prevail. The foreign-policy experts in both major political parties, and the intelligentsia generally, think otherwise. No matter who holds power, we can expect the opposition to complain that the chief executive poorly anticipated and thus improperly responded to world events. If this charge werent so ominous, it would be comical to hear Republicans berating Barack Obama for failing to be proactive, for repeatedly being caught by surprise, and for not exerting American leadership to keep the worlds hot spots under control and, most important, in harmony with American interests. But contrary to what Republicans say (or what Democrats would say if a Republican were in power), the fault lies not in the president at least not this fault but in the mission itself: anticipating change and managing world conflict. No president can do that competently. Why not? Because the task is not doable, and danger lies in thinking it is. Moreover, the delusion that it is doable almost always makes situations worse than they otherwise would be weapons proliferate, violence spreads, noncombatant casualties multiply and all this creates enemies for the American people. Who thinks thats a good thing? I doubt the American people would if they understood what their so-called leaders misleaders and misrepresentatives are better terms are doing to them, not to mention what the leaders are doing to the hapless subject populations abroad that suffer because of U.S.-supported machinations. The world is complex. Specifically, individual societies are infinitely complex, historically, politically, and culturally, and thus beyond the full comprehension of any person or group. Even societies ruled and ostensibly planned by dictators have informal, hidden, and spontaneous aspects that no one can fully grasp, especially outsiders. Written laws are often irrelevant to the unwritten rules and customs actually governing a society. And each society consists of many moving parts (religious, ethnic, etc.) Anyone who still thinks a U.S. president with expert advisers can determine the opportune moment to send armed forces into a country to effect regime change or to arm a presumed moderate opposition and have everything come out as planned fails to grasp this and hasnt been paying attention for the last dozen years. The same goes for anyone who still believes Americas latest brain trust can smoothly dictate political events in another country, say Ukraine, from behind the scenes with money funneled through innocent-sounding organizations like the National Endowment for Democracy. The problem with these grand plans is that there are human beings on the other end people who have their own preferences about what should take place and who are likely to resent foreign or foreign-backed interference. Another stumbling block to presidential world-building is that historical regional powers say, Russia or Iran dont look kindly on the United States asserting its will in their neighborhoods, just as American presidents have not welcomed foreign influence in Latin America. To many people in Back in the days of merry old England, the mythical Robin Hood used to ride around trying to fix the wrongs of Prince Johns excessive taxes and land grabs. The story is based around his belief that hard-working people should be able to keep what they earn. The use of eminent domain has never been one of my favorite features of government in America. For those not familiar with the term, it means that government can take a persons property, giving them fair market value, when it would serve the common good. The usually involves the building of a road or highway or construction of a community center in an already populated neighborhood. Taking someones property, even though they are compensated, for the common good is something I would expect from dictatorships (although they usually dont compensate the invididuals). Thats why it was disappointing to see the actions of the County Commission on behalf of the Marion County School Board at a recent zoning meeting. The School Board, under the guise of planning for the future, found some land in Marion Oaks that it deemed fit for an elementary school and a middle school. But theres one problem. The land, composed of dozens of individual lots, is vacant, except for one parcel right in the middle. Nine years ago a retired couple moved to Marion Oaks and built a house on that tract of land. As one person put it at the meeting, they planned to live their golden years in that house, surrounded at the moment by nature but knowing that development could eventually surround that lot. But along comes the School Board, requesting a special use permit to build an elementary school south of these folks and a middle school to their north. The Board says it will eventually either purchase that one tract or use eminent domain to grab it. A member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, who voted against the project, called it land banking. The county went along with the school plan, partially, by granting the special use permit for the elementary school site, and delaying action on the middle school site to allow the School Board to obtain the one parcel. What the county should have said was, Find another site. Were here to protect the little guy, not another government agency. Of course, that didnt happen. So even though the schools probably wouldnt be built for at least 10 years, the School Board can go ahead and try to get this parcel. The School Board is banking on the fact that Marion Oaks is going to grow to have a need for these schools. To be honest, Im not so sure of that. But that wont matter to these retirees, who may be forced out of their home if they dont willingly sell their dream house of the future. This is not the way for county commissioners or School Board members to make friends, which is surprising with elections just around the bend. You might ask, Why should I care? I live miles away from there. Well, if the county decides to build a road in your area, or build a school right near your property, it could happen to you. So yes, you should care. So well have to wait and see what happens. Meanwhile, maybe at one of these county or school meetings, Robin Hood will come riding up to protect the little guy. If you know the story, you know what happened to Prince John at the end (he was banished from England). Could that result happen here in Marion County?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. and South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 3906444All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.E-mail letters to: editor@smcitizen.com. Letters should be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the email. Do not use any other word processing programs. There have been several well publicized cases recently, both here and elsewhere in Florida, of people leaving a child alone in a hot car. We all know that is illegal. But lets not forget another segment of many families who shouldnt have the same thing done to them. Leaving your pet in your car while you run errands may be convenient, but as two residents of a neighboring county found out recently, it is also illegal. Charges of animal cruelty aside, leaving a pet in a vehicle can kill it. In a recent case of animal cruelty charges, the outside temperature was 95 degrees and the dog had been in the vehicle for close to 45 minutes, according to a deputys report. While the owner had the windows rolled down half way, by then the temperature in the car would have been upwards of 130 degrees. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), animals can die from heatstroke in 15 minutes. Dogs are especially susceptible as they can only cool themselves by panting or sweating through their paws. Owners do have the right to travel with their pets but should take the necessary precautions so they do not need to leave them in a hot car without water for any longer than five minutes. The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the temperature inside a vehicle will rise 19 degrees in the first 10 minutes, regardless if the windows are rolled down. If you see a pet that has been left in the car for longer than 10 minutes, contact law enforcement immediately. Pet ownership is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Driving a pet around town while you perform errands is not a good time for the pet and could harm them. Think twice before making that choice, you are likely doing it for your own satisfaction and not the pets. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Dont leave pets in a hot vehicle Wheres Robin Hood when you need him? Not doing anything is the right thing to do READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Technology snafus tax your patience. But before you throw that computer or other bulky hardware into the trash, take a deep breath and call someone knowledgeable for help. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Dont be too upset if your generosity goes unappreciated. These things happen, and rather than brood over it, move on. A new friend could open up some exciting new possibilities. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A loved one helps you get through an especially difficult emotional situation. Spend the weekend immersed in the body and soul restorative powers of music and the other arts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You are pretty much in charge of what you want to do this week. However, it might be a good idea to keep an open mind regarding suggestions from people you know you can trust. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Another chance to shine (something always dear to the Lions heart) might be resented by others. But you earned it, so enjoy it. The weekend brings news about a family member. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A suggestion that never took off could become viable again. Dust it off, update if needed, and resubmit it. In your personal life, a new relationship takes an interesting turn. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Confronting a new challenge to your stated position could work to your advantage by settling all doubts once youre able to present a solid defense backed up by equally solid facts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You enjoy doing nice things for others. But this is a good time to do something nice for yourself as well. You might want to start by planning a super-special getaway weekend. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Some changes you feel you need to make might be reasonable and appropriate. But others might lead to problems. Think things through carefully before you act. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Good instincts usually keep the surefooted Goat on the right path. What others might see as stubbornness on your part, in fact reflects your good sense of what is worth supporting. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A period of introspection could lead to some surprising conclusions and also equally surprising changes involving a number of your positions on many issues. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The financially practical Pisces might want to take a sensible approach to spending as well as investing. Being prudent now pays off later. PLEASESEERICHMAN, PAGE16 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR CodeRED upgradeThis is Sheriff Chris Blair with an important message for all residents and businesses in Marion County. We have recently upgraded our CodeRED Emergency Notification System to include Weather Warning, an automatic severe weather notification service to alert citizens and businesses in the path of severe thunderstorms, flash floods and tornados. Citizens must register to receive these warnings by going to the Marion County Sheriffs website, at www.marionso.com, clicking on the CodeRED logo then entering their contact information. At sign up, you may select which types of warnings youd like to receive. Entering your information will also update our Emergency Notification System with your current contact details. There is no charge to register for this service and you can enter more than one phone number. If you know of anyone who did not receive this call who lives in Marion County, please encourage them to visit our website and get signed up. Should you not have Internet access, please contact a friend or family member to help add your contact information to our system. Sheriff Chris Blair Marion CountyEducating on the cheapMany of our state representatives are claiming that education is at the top of their agenda but results show otherwise. Trying to educate our children on the cheap does not work. Treating our teachers and our whole educational system as an afterthought does not promote trust for our state legislative leaders. I do not like to live in the past but a few years ago a well rounded education was a good template for the future of our state. In the recent past it was more important to pass the PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE16

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One of the worst ways to use your time is to do something well that you didnt need to do at all. Gretchen Rubin As we grow older, our stamina is not what it was in our youth. Also, everything seems to take longer as time seems to fly by faster. We need to reduce or eliminate chores that take up our time but are not really necessary. Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities has just finished their best July ever with well over 2,000 enrollments. They are hopeful that this momentum continues into August. Next week seven programs will begin and four of them have openings. Its a good time to register for some great opportunities to learn and grow. All programs are open to the public. For more information go to masterthepossibilites.com or stop by the Center at 8415 SW 80th St.Books that shaped AmericaOn July 22 at LOH this DVD lecture series was shown. Dr. Peter Conn, University of PA will be giving all the lectures 24 in all. The first half hour lecture was Why do bestsellers matter? When people think a book is a best seller, theyre more apt to buy it. Unfortunately, its very often the way its advertised that makes it a bestseller. Oprah Winfreys Book Club has put many books on this list. Sales of books are sometimes inflated by not quite proper means. Marketing of books in the past was done by small book stores. Now its done by the Internet (Amazon) and big box stores like Barnes and Noble. The next lecture discussed was The Bay Psalm Book. Until the early 19th century, the Christian bible was in Latin. The King James Bible was the first Bible written in English. The first best seller was the Puritans Bible in the early 1600s. There were only about 6,500 people in the colonies but it sold 2,000 copies. It continued selling into the next century. The last lecture today was Common Sense. This was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine and published in 1776. It was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.GravityThe Academy Award Series: Gravity is the second show of this series. The movie was 1 hrs of loud music, suspense of a different sort than usual, great photography, and the special effects were literally out of this world. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney were the stars. It was shown at Live Oak Hall. The very large room was packed. Late comers had a hard time finding a vacant seat.BloodmobileThe Big Red Bus is coming on Aug. 4! Summer is when blood banks see donations drop about 10 percent. Snowbirds, vacationers, and students, both high school and college, are not around. We have several major holidays during the summer including July 4 and Labor Day. Many people are traveling and the need goes up. More vehicle accidents and other emergencies occur over holidays and summer vacation. OneBloods motto is Share Your Power and this focuses on the need of donors to know their blood types. Those people who have O negative blood are known as universal donors. Most people can receive O negative blood without adverse reaction when the blood type is not known. O positive is the most common type. All types are needed most of the time. When you give blood, you are not only helping the sick or injured, but yourself. You kind of flush out your system. The families of the recipient are also grateful you took the time to give. You can help in three ways because the whole blood is divided into red cell, plasma, and platelets. The Big Red Bus will be here on Monday, Aug. 4. The Bus will be in the Recreation Parking Lot from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is your time to shine. See you on the Bus!Travel ToppersWe have some seats available for the Sept. 23 trip to the Space Center. This trip includes a guided tour of NASAS launch headquarters, stops at four-story LC-39 Observation Gantry and Apollo/Saturn V Center, two IMAX movies and a chance to meet an astronaut. If time permits, a visit to Astronaut Hall of Fame. Cost is $75 for admission, guided tour, I Max movies, coach and driver tip. Food on own. Call Audrey Mangan at 854-7074. Kiss Me Kate at the Show Palace on Thursday, Oct. 2 is Cole Porters musical version of Taming of the Shrew. Play, buffet meal, coach and meal and driver tip for $75. Call Joan Connolly at 854-8697 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Travel Toppers suspended their monthly meetings until Wednesday, Sept. 3. However make any trip suggestions to any officer. They will be considered in future brochures. During the time the H&R building is closed for renovations you can get brochures at the blue boxes at the post office locations, Arbor Club, and community centers at Candler and Indigo. If any center is out of them please advise Pat Hood at 237-7428 or any officer. Try to keep cool and enjoy your summer.I can be reached at 237-9208 or jroberta@cfl.rr.com In celebrating my recent birthday, I found myself caught up in a case of nostalgia. I never imagined I would really get this old. Not that I am old, mind you, but I have reached the point in life I never thought I would when I was younger. Had I known I would get this old, I would have saved some of the energy I wasted during my teenage years. How was I to know that as you got older your supply of energy began diminishing? When I was younger, I could not sit still for long and no matter where I went, I ran. It was impossible for me just to walk. Often my mother chided me by saying, Slow down, young man. But I never could. I have finally come to the point where I am in harmony with my mothers desire. The only problem is, I am not a young man anymore. Today, I can sit in my easy chair for hours and not even move. I keep a little mirror on the stand next to my chair so my wife can periodically check to see if I am still breathing. Often, the only indication of life is the occasional snoring. One thing I have learned in growing older is that my eyes are not quite what they used to be. For example, the mailbox used to be rather close to the front door of our house. Now, I can barely see it from the front door and it takes over an hour to reach it by walking. To be truthful, halfway to the mailbox I have to pause and catch my breath. And, when I look at my checkbook, I can barely see to the end of the month. When I was young, I used to hear the saying, A penny saved is a penny earned. Now, my eyes are so bad, I cannot see anything to buy for a penny. Not only are my eyes going, but my hearing is not quite what it used to be when I was young. It is not as bad as it might seem. There is a good side to diminished hearing. When I am in a crowd with people talking, I can sit back, smile, nod my head occasionally and not have to be bored with what everybody is saying. Experience has taught me that people are not really interested in hearing what I have to say. Rather, they want me listening to what they have to say. Usually, people have a lot to say and all they require are two ears. It does not have to be ears that hear, just ears that appear. Most things heard in such circumstances are not worth hearing. Perhaps that is the genius of our ears. In aging, they develop a little bit of wisdom and after a while, they just give up, not hearing anything really worth hearing. I cannot remember the last time I heard something under such circumstances worth hearing the first time, let alone remembering. This brings me to my memory. The best thing about memory is, you can remember things the way you want to remember them. After all, it is your memory and it should be up to you to remember what you want. My memory has a way of bringing out the positive to the absolute exclusion of the negative. And who wants to dwell on the negative? Whoever said you cannot live in the past is probably not old enough to have any past worth remembering. And the marvelous thing about remembering things in the past is that you can remember them as you like. It is your version of the past. Some people write journals, I like to trust my memory. As my memory has aged, it has become better, just like a fine wine. In fact, my memory is so good I can distinctly remember things that never happened. And the details I remember are simply astounding. Each time I recount a memory I remember new details. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has quite a different take on all of this. She remembers everything that actually happened. She has a photographic memory, whereas I have, according to her, a problematic memory. At her discretion, she can marshal all of the facts of the incident in the order in which it happened. Usually her memory throws my memory in a different light. No matter how I recount my memory, she always has some correction to it. More than once, she has claimed I stretched the truth. But I believe, if the truth cannot handle some stretching what good is it in the first place? If it is so fragile and cannot handle a little bit of stretching, I am not sure it is worth remembering. As my body gets weaker, my memory gets stronger. In the Old Testament, David spoke often of the importance of memory. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands (Psalms 143:5 KJV). For David, in his old age his memory brought him a great deal of comfort. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread (Psalms 37:25 KJV). My goal is to live each day in such a way that years down the road I will have a good memory.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Some of the things I have learned in my lifetime Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Best July ever for Master the Possibilities OTOW Happenings June Roberta Habitat looking for volunteersHabitat for Humanity of Marion County is looking for volunteers to help in construction, fundraising, our ReStore, and for our up-coming Strawberry and Craft Festival. This is a great opportunity to start the year off by helping families in need in our community. If you are in need of community service hours or have a heart for families, Habitat is the place to be! Come make new friends, and have a great time. Habitat for Humanity needs your help to make a difference in Marion County! To find out about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. please visit our website at http://habitatocala.org/volunteer/ or call Brittney Fish, volunteer coordinator, at 352351-4663. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is a donor/volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with God and families in need. Habitat for Humanity is A Hand Up Not a Hand-out. 000IMJX R&L Auto Detailing Call for Appt. 875-6484 6895 SW Hwy. 200 4 Miles West of I-75 ... because your car deserves better. Reg. $ 39 95 SUMMER SPECIAL: HAND WASH & WAX WORLD CLASS SERVICE SINCE Includes Windows, Vacuum Carpets, Wheel Treatment, Tire Shine & Door Jams FREE LOVEBUG REMOVAL! SUVs/PICKUPs $10 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 000IPG2 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook Representing Ocala area residents for over 40 years The 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. 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P J R. Attorney At Law Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL EST ATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 000IRB6 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 000IKXM 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. BIG SUN REALTY Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor 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 000IVS3 OPEN 7 DAYS 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 Marvin Brooks 989-3162 Mary Seaman 352-895-6384 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED OPEN HOUSE 9346 SW 94 LOOP For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 8601 SW 88TH LOOP For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses OPEN HOUSE 11585 SW 89 CT. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses BACK ON MARKET and ready to move into this 4/2/2 beautiful and well-cared for home with 1/2 acre MOL in this quiet serene neighborhood. Take time for a swim in the lovely above ground pool. Shed with utility workshop, extra freezer & refrigerator in garage convey. Back patio screened. A must see! Live! MLS#410834/SE/WHIT . . . . . . . . . $169,900 BARELY LIVED IN. 3/2/2 home with eat-in kitchen w/snackbar, formal dining room, master bedroom has 2 walk-in closets, master bath has double vanity and Jacuzzi tub to soak in. Cathedral ceilings, screened-in lanai, inside laundry room. MLS#410935/BH/AGO . . . . . . . . . . $124,500 COURTYARD HOME with Florida room on huge, beautifully landscaped, double lot. Private backyard, stainless appliances, granite counters, expanded garage, 12x20 screened rear patio (under roof), lanai overlooking courtyard. MLS#406494/MS/KERR . . . . . . . . . $123,000 VERY DESIRABLE 2/2/2 with den. This expanded home is on a beautiful lot-no homes in back in Windsor. MLS#407341/MB/SHA . . . $135,000 9346 SW 94 LOOP DIRECTIONS: Enter SR 200 gate, continue to SW 94th Street, turn left, continue to 96th Ave. Turn left, take 1st. Left onto 94th Loop Home on your right. BEAUTIFUL expanded 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2-car garage located on the preserve area. Wood floors, SS appliances, enclosed lanai. MLS#406103/MB/GIFF . . . $167,900 8601 SW 88TH LOOP DIRECTIONS: Enter Candler gate, take 1st left (81st), L 86th, L 88th loop, house on left 8601. LOOKING FOR A LARGE HOME?? Large great room, vaulted ceilings, 3/2/2, fenced backyard. MLS#406259/MB/LAP . . $119,900 11585 SW 89 CT. DIRECTIONS: Enter SR 200 Gate, R 83rd Ave., R 116th St. Road, R 89th Court or enter gate off #484, left 116th. R 89th Court Road. OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-2:00 PM ON TOP OF THE WORLD OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-2:30 PM CANDLER OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-2:30 PM OAK RUN NEW LISTING MARION OAKS SOUTH NEW LISTING KINGSLAND COUNTRY MOVE-IN READY 2/2/1+ end-unit villa in gated, golf-course, 55+ community. This home has a new roof PLUS home warranty AND termite bond. Theres also a family room/sunroom, a vinyl-enclosed lanai, and a covered porch. Everything you need for enjoyable-retirement living. MLS#407710/DP/MATT . . . . . . . . . . . . . $46,900 BEAUTIFUL VILLA in On T op 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 & bath rooms are on the right. T o 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 ON TOP OF THE WORLD OAK RUN THIS 2/2/2 HOME is location close to the community pool and amenities. 10 ft. ceilings, large breakfast bar, wood cabinets in the kitchen overlooking the family rm. F rench doors lead to office/study. G uest bedroom and bath. L arge master bedroom and master bath with his and her vanities. L iving and dining. C ombined screened patio. G arage was extended 5 ft. home is located on a cul-de-sac and large open backyard to enjoy. T ermite policy. M ake this home your first preview and it will be your last. N o need to look further. MLS#403933/LBK/LED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $139,000 PENDING ON TOP OF THE WORLD ON TOP OF THE WORLD PENDING 000I2BS 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 352-732-3344 Greater Ocala Sheila McKitherin 352-307-0304 Hwy 441/42 The Villages Naomi Furbush 352-479-0123 Hwy 200 201 3 201 3 201 3 201 3 000IWOX 352-401-1966 www.smcflorida.com EXPIRES 8/31/14 CLEANING SPECIAL ANY CLEANING SERVICE OVER $100 3 ROOMS & 1 HALL WA Y $ 79 95* EXPIRES 8/31/14 *Must meet minimum charge. Restrictions apply. Chair Or Recliner Cleaned with purchase of a couch & loveseat. 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Moose LodgeFriday, Aug. 1: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner $7 or steak dinner $10 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Solid Gold, (set up in the Hall). Saturday, Aug. 2: Bar Bingo 1 p.m., Bubbles Karaoke 3 to 6 p.m. (In the Social Quarters), $5 Sandwich plate 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3: Pot Luck Sunday 3 to 5 p.m., Bubbles Karaoke 4 p.m. to ??? (Entertainment in the Social Quarters) Monday, Aug. 4: $1 Coney Hot Dogs, Happy Hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., $5 sandwich plate 5 to 7 p.m. Open darts 5:45 to 9 p. m. Wednesday: Aug. 6: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Bar Bingo 5 p.m., $5 sandwich plate 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday: Aug. 7: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., $5 sandwich plate served 5 to 7 p.m., bowling .eague 6 to 9 p.m., open shuffleboard 7 p. m. Friday: Aug. 8: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner $7 or steak dinner $10 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Tim Roberson Karaoke. Open to members and qualified guests. 10411 SW 110th St., Phone 352854-2200. and 16 in the Orchid Club Lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Ticket prices are $5 for members and $7 for guests. Please make checks payable to ORBB. Lets remember those less fortunate with our canned good donations. Please check expiration dates!Renaissance Womens ClubThe Renaissance Womens Club is open to all Oak Run residents. We have had an active summer with planned outings to movies and restaurants. Every first Wednesday evening of the month we meet at the Royal Oaks Dining Room for an evening of good food, great company and interesting conversation. This month will be on Aug. 6 at 5pm. Call Pat at 352-8547549 or Gerry at 352-8736868 if you would like to attend. On Saturday, Aug. 2, we are planning to see the movie, And So It Goes. Call Gerry at 352-873-6868 for details of the movie outing if you are interested in joining us! Our upcoming luncheon will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. at Grace Japanese Steakhouse. On Sunday, Sept. 14 we will be visiting the Ocala Civic Theater to see the show Crazy for You. After the play, we will be going to the Outback restaurant. Please call Norma at 352-8541910 for more information and complete details of all our monthly lunch outings and to register. We meet at the Palm Grove Fitness parking lot for those that need to carpool to any of our community events. Our next informative meeting will be held the last Sunday in September. Do you remember?Tune in to Len Teitlers Do you remember narrated by Anna Boodee featuring Way Off Broadways 2011 The Making of St. Louis at the Fair following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8.Oak Run Womens Golf AssociationThe winners of the Low Net Tournament for July 17 are: Flight 1Marge Rymacsuk, Kathy OConnell. Flight 2LaVerne Browand, Jennie Buccella. Flight 3Marlene Puglisi, Joan Klier. Flight 4Linda Noel, Norma Erickson. Closest to the PinMarge Rymarcsuk. Chip In: None. The winners of the July 24 Low Net Tournament are: Flight 1-LaVerne Brand, Kathy OConnell. Flight 2Marlene Puglisi, Olive Adler. Flight 3June Dickbernd, Sue Marentette. Flight 4Linda Noel, Bebe Hahne. Closest to the Pin: Linda Noel. Chip In: Norma Erickson and Marlene Puglisi.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfThere was no beginning and no end on Tuesday, July 22. Just the 9 middle holes (6 thru 14) that counted for our scores. The winners were: 1st Flight: 1-Carol Clark,2-Lynn Houghton; 2nd Flight: 1-Judy Klein,2-Joan OBrien; 3rd Flight: 1-Bea Terry,2(tie) Maureen Edwards and Sue Connor. Joanne Ellis won the prize for closest to the pin.Oak Run LibrarySome new books at the Oak Run Library are: Field of Prey by John Sandford; Kill Switch by James Rollins; Kraken Project by Preston and Douglas; One and Only by Emily Giffin; Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry; The Quick by Lauren Owen and Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart. Remember you can still sign out book audio tapes or CDs for your summer listening or trips, and you can keep them without a fine until Sept. 30. Also, for your summer reading, you can check out the books on Florida both the history of our state and some of the interesting things around this area. You can help the library purchase new books by joining the Friends of the Library for only $3 a year. The library would also appreciate your donations of current fiction books and paperback books. These books will either be added to our collection or else sold at the monthly book sale.Royal Oaks Lady Niners Golf ResultsOn July 24, the game was Scratch and Scramble. First Place Team 3: Sue Connor; BJ Lassiter; and Rae Stover. Patty Waddell was closest to the pin on 16. Any woman living in Oak Run is welcome to play with the Lady Niners on Monday mornings. The sign-up sheet with the posted tee-time is located in the womens locker room. Well folks that is it, another week of activities to keep us all busy. Smile, be kind to one another. Your smile could be the best thing that has happened to that person you meet that day. Laura Smith, email csjtpq@deccacable.comFriday, August 1, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Religion Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Aug. 1: Sharing Hope Ministry, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday. Tuesday, Aug. 5: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7: Praise & Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8: Sharing Hope Ministry, 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/.Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m. Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m. Servicio en Espaol 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: Estudio Biblico en Espaol 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff. Upcoming events: We are celebrating seven years of Gods faithfulness to Crossroads Church. On Sunday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. we will have a combined anniversary service at West Port High School, 3733 SW 80th Ave., Ocala. Nursery will be available. Spanish translation will be provided, as needed. The Back to School Bash is designed to assist parents and children to prepare for the return to school by providing various supplies needed by the students. The event will be held on the grounds of Crossroads Church on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon, with recreation and refreshments for the children. Donations of new backpacks and school supplies will be accepted ahead of time. Crossroads Church, 8070 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, phone 352-291-2080.St. Jude CatholicTo serve the needy in Marion Oaks, the St. Jude Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. For your shopping convenience, Anthonys Attic, our venue for slightly used clothing, household goods and small appliances, is open every Monday, TuesPLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE11 OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 000IT4V 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 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 000ICNL Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000I9P5 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 R un 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. 000IUAW 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 000IHWK 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 000IU6S 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! 000IKH2 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 000ICNQ 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000H3A5 Sunday Worship 10:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 000IITC 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 Conrad L. Chambers Senior Minister 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. Evening Worship on the first Sunday of each month . 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 000HZ01 000IMGZ 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 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 000IHUZ 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 000IAWB Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Co-Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . . . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000ILD9 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 Book Club 2nd & 4th Mondays 2:30 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000IB9M 000ILN8 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. Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000IW1L 000IRJH Dr Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr Simpson Chir opractic, Massage, Class 4 Therapeutic Laser 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 Blue Cross & Blue Shield T ri Care Standard T ri 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 Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Family Practice 87 3-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000IPH8 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM Dr. Lee, D.O. Donna Theiss, ARNP Dr. Peterzell, D.O. Welcomes Donna Theiss To Our Practice.

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Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com C HECK O UR F ACEBOOK A D F OR A MAZING S PECIALS 000IX74 Canopy Oaks Publix Shopping Center (in front of OTOW) 8075 SW Highway 200 #126 Ocala Phone: 352-237-8539 352-237-8549 Fax: 352-237-8554 SUN., MON., TUES., WED. 7 AM TO 5 PM THU., FRI., SAT. 7 AM TO 7:45 PM 2 Eggs, Home Fries & Toast $ 3.99 3 Egg Omelet (Veg. & Cheese Only) $ 5.99 Bakers Dozen Bagels $ 9.99 day, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bereavement Group 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 347-0154 prior to the meetings. The Feast of the Assumption of Mary, a holy day of obligation, will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 15. Masses will be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. LifeLong Religious Education classes for the 2014-2015 term begin Aug. 24 for Sunday classes. Parents must attend a mandatory orientation on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 1 until 3 p.m. Wednesday class orientation is Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Aug. 10 and Aug. 24.Maranatha Baptist ChurchAfter the summer break, the AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is scheduled to start up the Sunday after school starts which will be Aug. 24. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. Please call Commander Chris Bailey for confirmation of date and time at 352-347-5863 or the Church at 352-347-5683. Come and worship with a friendly and welcoming family at Maranatha Baptist Church. All ages are most welcome at Maranatha. On Sunday morning at 9:45 to 10:30 Sunday School classes are held for all ages, nursery through senior adults. Morning worship service begins at 10:45, and childrens church is held at the same time. Sunday evening service is at 6. There is a nursery provided for all services. Every Wednesday evening from 6:45 to 8 there is prayer meeting and Bible study for adults. There is a nursery is also provided at that time. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on Aug. 3 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown and the Auditorium Class, taught by Pastor Brown, are teaching Practical Christian Living How To Live for Christ Today Walking Honestly 1 Thessalonians 4, and our Young Adults class, taught by our Associate Pastor, Dan Rushing, are studying, The Revolutionary Life, Teachings and Ministry of Jesus. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, When We All Get To Heaven Medley. Pastor Brown will then bring us an inspiring and encouraging message from the Word of God. Pastor Dan will continue his Sunday evening Bible study on the Gospels beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 The shelter cats at Marion County Animal Services are excited to announce that the special $5 cat adoption fee is now extended through Aug. 2. Because the Animal Center was closed for its three-day pre-scheduled quarterly cleaning and maintenance in late July, department leadership wanted to give residents a few more days to celebrate Adopt a Shelter Cat Summer and bring home a feline friend for a reduced adoption fee. The $5 adoption fee includes the cats spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, county license and microchip, in addition to lifelong friendship. The Animal Center is open Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., but residents can view adoptable pets online anytime at www.MarionCountyFL.org/animal. Potential adopters can also visit some of Animal Services cats at the Lady Lake PetSmart (534 S. U.S. Highway 441, Lady Lake) in-store cat adoption center during regular store hours. Marion County Animal Services is an open-admission shelter, which means it accepts all animals that come to its doors, regardless of breed, condition, temperament or age. The shelter receives strays, abused and abandoned animals, and pets that owners cant care for or no longer want. That also means that during certain times of the year, such as summertime kitten season, the shelter has many cats of all kinds needing homes. Adopt-a-cat discount extended through Saturday Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Dear Readers, on my calendar Aug. 3 is designated as Friendship Day. I dont know about you but I never knew there was a day for recognizing friends. I looked up the word friend and the meaning I liked best to be on good terms with another or to trust and be fond of another. I know it is unrealistic but dont you wish we could just be on good terms with everyone? Perhaps we can, if we try! I do know there are a lot of very kind people here in Oak Run who go beyond to help a neighbor. On Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m., the Oak Run Homeowners Association has their general meeting. This is a good time to meet the people who serve on this board. During the summer months it is a combined directors and neighborhood reps. meeting. I encourage new residents to come, have a cup of coffee and meet their neighbors. Spring is popping all over, no I mean Hello Dolly tee-shirts are popping up around the community. It is Performing Arts advertising there new production they are working on. Dont forget Bingo on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Donut Drop-In Saturday, the 9th from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Now to what is happening around our beautiful community. LauraOak Run TravelOn Friday, July 25 at 3:17 p.m., Jim Waddell ourbus200@earthlink.net> wrote: The Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee called with their Christmas schedule so our trip 14 date is now set for Saturday, Dec. 13. If you have never been there during the holiday season you should consider going with us. We arrive about 1 p.m. at the resort where we will visit the ice sculpture exhibit and see the various decorations they have on display; imagine over 2 million lights and a very tall decorated tree. You will be given a jacket to wear but it is recommended you bring a hat, scarf and gloves since they keep the ice exhibit at 9 degrees to preserve the sculptures. Our total time at the resort will be about 2-1/2 hours after which we will leave for Celebration to see their festively decorated town center, live entertainment, carolers and horse drawn carriage rides. It is truly a winter wonderland. You will be able to eat on your own before we leave to come back to Oak Run. Call hosts Roy and Pat Meinsen for your seat on the bus. Total cost of $50 per person includes transportation, entrance to Gaylords and bus driver tip. As previously announced we are trying to put together a trip to see a hockey game in Tampa in 2015. So far we have only 10 people who have responded. We need a minimum of 25-30 people to pay for the bus, so come on you hockey lovers, get on the phone and round up some of your friends. We are trying to get to a 5 p.m. game so we can get you back home at a reasonable hour. The available games for this time are the Ducks on Feb. 8 and the Bruins on March 22. Call Jim Waddell or Connie Smith to let us know.Showcase of StarsSongs for everyone on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. 50/50 and door prizes. Free admission. See you there.Baby BoomersThe Baby Boomers presents their August dance, Summer Beach Party, with DJ Ron spinning the tunes. The date is Friday, Aug. 22, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove Auditorium, with doors opening at 6. There will be door prizes and 50/50, so grab your friends and come on down to celebrate the end of summer. 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Those hot, sultry dog days of August are upon us. What better way to beat the heat than to sit back and enjoy a few jokes. A few weeks back, a friend of mine sent me the followings gems, which supposedly came from a Catholic elementary school Bible test. Though the source here is clearly not Jewish, laughter knows no boundaries and I wanted to share them with my readers. Pay particular attention to the spellings! The comments in parenthesizes are all mine. In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world so he took the Sabbath off. (Humans did even better by making it a weekend!) Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. (Which part of the tree became Eve?) Noahs wife was Joan of Ark. (Oo la la! I didnt know Noah could speak French!) Noah built the ark and the animals came on in pears. (What happened to the apple tree?) Lots wife was a pillar of salt during the day, but a ball of fire during the night. (Now, thats where all those begats come from!) The Jews were a proud people and throughout history they had trouble with unsympathetic genitals. (No comment. This is a newspaper!) The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. (Id love to be drowned in chocolate mousse!) Afterwards, Moses went up to Mt. Cynanide to get the Ten Commandments. (It took Moses 40 days to detox before he came down!) The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple. (And women have been telling their mates what to do since then!) Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Then Joshua led the Hebrews in the Battle of Geritol. (I know there are many Jews in Canada but they all came by boat, car or plane. As for Geritol, many of us fight that battle every day and our walls better not fall down!) The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him. (Now, wouldnt that be nice if our kids listened to us?) David was a Hebrew king who was skilled at playing the liar. (He sure was a conniver to get Uriah in the front line of battle so that he would be sure to be slained by the enemy and David would be free to marry Bathsheba.) He fought the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times. (Did he also fight the Goldbergs, Cohens, Siegals, Bernsteins and Levines?) Solomon, one of Davids sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines. (This was a prickly situation. What did he do with the porcupines?) For the Christians among us, I just had to add the following because whatever religion you follow, these were just too funny to pass up. Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption. (I think this is before some Pope instituted the rhythm method!) When the three wise guys from the east side arrived, they found Jesus in the manager. (Sounds like they were from Manhattan and got lost.) The people that followed the Lord were called the 12 Decibels. (We hear you loud and clear!) St. Paul converted to Christianity, he preached Holy Acrimony, which is another name for marriage. (Many people would agree with this!) Christians (and Jews) have only one spouse. This is called monotony. (Thats why you bring your wife flowers once in a while!) Keep cool, keep the A/C on and remember it is good to see things through the eyes of kids. Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com The Dog Days of August Judis Journal Judi Siegal Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com If you like the music of yesteryear, like the Platters and the Drifters, and songs like Johnny Cashs The Man in Black and Frank Sinatras New York New York, then youll love the entertainment scheduled for Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, at 2:30 p.m. American Legends will be in the Lifestyle Center performing a nostalgic show, Songs We Grew Up With. Entertaining us will be Bill Lavertue and Vince Basile who will be singing the songs we know and love. Tickets are $5 each and are on sale now in the Activities Office and before the Aug. 5 Tuesday morning Social. Be sure to get a ticket and plan on spending an enjoyable afternoon listening to and remembering the music of your life. Labor Day Pool PartyAlso on sale at the Aug. 5 Tuesday morning Social are tickets to the annual Labor Day Pool Party. Join the end-ofsummer party on Sunday, Aug. 31, with live music by Cool Breeze, and enjoy dancing, socializing and win some door prizes as you gather around the pool from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Tickets are $5 each, and please note that since there are a limited number of tickets being sold, try to get your tickets early. Tickets will be available before the Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office. August speakerWater efficiency is an important part of living in Florida, and it is our responsibility to conserv e this resource not only for ourselves but for future generations. Our speaker this month will be Kathy Patterson from the Marion County Water Resources program who will help us learn more about protecting our water resources while maintaining beautiful, healthy landscapes. Kathy will be at the Lifestyle Center at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to give us expert advice on topics such as saving water by Florida-friendly way, setting irrigation times, reducing fertilizer and pesticide use, and installing microirrigation systems. There will also free micro-irrigation kits for those who attend. Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, Aug. 19, right after the Tuesday social, for this important, informative presentation. If you plan on attending, please put your name on the sign up sheet posted on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. Thursday BingoTry your luck playing Bingo on Thursday evenings in the Lifestyle Center. Bingo at Marion Landing is for residents and their overnight guests, and doors open at 6 p.m. with ticket sales until 6:50 p.m. The games start promptly at 7 p.m. Were looking for some help in the kitchen to make coffee and serve refreshments. We can also use a few more Bingo callers and runners, and some folks to sell cards, said Jim Therien, Bingo chairperson. If we get some more volunteers, then our regulars can take some time off if they need to without me having to cancel any of the games. Call Jim if you have any questions about volunteering.Our LibraryKudos to all the library volunteers who work so hard to keep our libraries organized and up-to-date. Marion Landing boasts an active book library and video library which residents enjoy on a daily basis. The book library offers many different categories of books including novels, mysteries, biographies and self-help topics on cooking, diet and exercise, to name a few. There is also an audio book cart with many popular titles on cassette or CD. Dianne Kmoch, our volunteer book library coordinator, remarks that the residents really appreciate the fact that this library is stocked with books donated by fellow residents; but she notes that our limited space only allows us to keep books for about 10 years. Older book are donated to charity, mostly to the Humane Society, and brought to them periodically by one of our volunteers, Donna Schmidt. Dianne would like to thank all my other library volunteers, Mary Dwyer, Anne Sepper, Joyce Grantham, Connie Burden, Janice Hendershot and Marilyn Knowles, who re-shelve the returned books and keep the library organized every day. Thanks, also, to Janet Lindenmeyer (video library coordinator) who keeps the audio book cart in order. Over in the video library, Janet oversees the organization of all the DVDs and VHS movies. She, along with her husband Phil and new volunteer Kathy Keables, makes sure the movies are reshelved, and she welcomes donations of recent DVDs to keep the library offerings current. Why not stop by our libraries and see what piques your interest.TravelBelow is a listing of the currently scheduled trips presented by the Marion Landing Travel Committee. If you are interested in any of these trips, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center and in your Communicator, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Aug. 22: Sweet Daze of Chocolate guided tour of the World of Chocolate Museum, lunch at the Wood Grill Buffet, and tour through the Cacao Tree Rainforest, the Mystical River of Chocolate, and a Micro Batch-Bean-to-Bar Factory at The Chocolate Kingdom (Orlando/Kissimmee) $68 includes motor coach with gratuity for the driver, museum tours, buffet lunch, and time to shop Sept. 15-19: 4-night Bahamas cruise aboard Enchantment of the Seas. Sept. 29-Oct. 4: Montego Bay, Jamaica all inclusive vacation. Oct. 17: Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater comedy mystery show with audience participation $89 Nov. 8: Early Bird Dinner Theater Miracle on So. Division Street (Christmas themed): $76 Nov. 29-Dec. 6: Cruise on the Carnival Sunshine to Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Dec. 17: A Christmas Carol: Hudson Show Palace $82Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. 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the world, American exceptionalism means that the United States alone gets to regard every region as within its sphere of influence. Responses to American arrogance produce many of the crises that the chief executive will be accused of having failed to anticipate and preempt. But no one can hope to manage the world. The basic failure is the intervention itself. There will be crises enough without a U.S. president helping to create them. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Palestine/Israel, Ukraine and so many more in the past are all variations on a theme. Ignorant intervention begets bad consequences unintended or not perhaps not for American politicians or those who peddle war materiel, but certainly for those who bear the brunt in the target countries and the Americans who kill, die, and pay the economic cost. Managing world conflict is beyond the power of any mortal. Dont demand that a president do it.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 FCAT tests to show how well you are doing at your grade level. When it becomes more important to pass these tests than to receive a well rounded education we are going in the wrong direction. It used to be important to learn how to appreciate music, the arts, how to take care of your body and to learn the basic skills of working with your hands. Every student will not and should not be college bound. It isFriday, August 1, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 All new residents of Cherrywood are cordially invited to attend a coffee hour meet and greet on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 in the clubhouse. Being new to a community is never easy so your Welcoming Committee co-chaired by Sarah Blair and Jay OHern has scheduled an informal get together for all of our newcomers. This will be an opportunity for our new arrivals to meet some of the people who are leaders of our various committees; those who host our events; and lead our many hobbyists. In addition our guests will receive maps and information about the many services provided in Ocala and Marion County. Free pastries and coffee will be available to all who attend so come out and enjoy the treats along with gaining valuable knowledge about Cherrywood. Just some of the people who will be on hand will be Eve Houghtaling Activities Committee; Jay OHern Social Committee; Bill Mahar President of the Veterans Club; Cher Mason Line Dancing instructor; Dave Siegel CERT; Ann Bardack Mah Jongg; Mick James Mens Billiards; Ruth Hurley Ladies Pool; and other special guests. Cherrywood is a very welcoming and active community with much to offer. Our residents have countless activities and events to enjoy or they can just lay back and not get involved at all. Either way, you should be part of this informative and friendly opportunity to learn about us. Please mark your calendar and RSVP via phone to either Sarah Blair at 6711526 or Ann Bardack at 873-4726 to let us know you will be attending. A personal invitation should have been in each mail box of our new people; a demonstration of how much we want to see you at the Welcoming Coffee.Attention bowlersAll of our bowlers here at Cherrywood are urged to attend the annual organizational meeting scheduled for Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. Each year before the start of the season, those who are already members of the league and those who have any interest at all in bowling are given the opportunity to share their thoughts and get vital information about the coming year. Rich Hurley has assembled a partial agenda for this years meeting that includes but is not limited to: election of officers; team organization; dates and times for the bowling year; costs; rules; and open discussion of personal concerns. Just by looking at the agenda you can see how important this meeting is to our Bowling League participants. Bowling is one of the most popular of our community activities and has had a loyal following for many years. Whether you are a team member or if you just wish to substitute you should be at this meeting. If for some reason you will be unable to attend, Rich Hurley would appreciate you notifying him at 873-7208. Otherwise, he looks forward to seeing everyone there.Cherrywood TravelTime is running short for the trip to Biloxi. Treat yourself to a four-day, threenight excursion to the luxurious Imperial Palace Casino. The deluxe motor coach leaves from our clubhouse on Sept. 14 to whisk you away to beautiful Biloxi. Once on site you will receive $24 in food credits; $25 dollars in rewards play and $15 in slot play. In addition, you will enjoy the marvelous shops and restaurants and of course the expansive gaming area. This is a great time of year to visit Biloxi so contact Natalie at 854-4561 to reserve your place for this exciting trip.HypnoLarryousStar comic and hypnosis expert Larry Silver will be on stage in our clubhouse for two great performances on Aug. 4. This multi-talented comedian and hypnotist has thrilled and entertained audiences throughout the state of Florida and around the country. He has appeared at many different venues including the Groucho Club; on cruise lines; comedy clubs; special events and even business conventions and private parties. Each time he demonstrates the power of hypnosis using audience participation intermingled with his own brand of comedy. Newcomers to be welcomed at Cherrywood coffee hour Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 the feature film will be The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Ben Stiller stars in this 2013 remake of the classic. A romantic comedy, the movie was nominated for the Best Picture award by the New York Times and it received rave reviews at its release. Come to the clubhouse and enjoy the comfortable seats; pop corn and lemonade and watch a first rate flick all for free. Bring your own beverages and snacks if you wish but be sure to come out and join your friends and neighbors for a great night of entertainment. We are also looking for volunteers to help make popcorn; set up chairs and the like. You can come and watch the movie then help Fred and Jay as they set up and tear down the theater. The more volunteers we have, the lighter the work load so come help us to keep this great activity going. Schedule notesThere will be no Veterans Club meeting in August. Our next Veterans Club meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. We will have a guest speaker and much to discuss in preparation for Veterans Day and other upcoming activities. Refreshments are served on the patio immediately following the meeting and all residents of Cherrywood are welcome. Deb Rivera will be on vacation from July 28 through Aug. 1 so there will be no classes during that time. Check your Chirp for regularly scheduled classes.Craft ShowCherrywood Crafters, be sure to stop by the office to get your application for the fall Craft Show on October 11. Your application fee is free for this show for Cherrywood residents. So reserve your table for this popular event before we open it to outside vendors. The show is hours are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and as always; there will be bake sale goods and light meals available for everyone. These shows have been enormously successful in the past and we anticipate this show to be the same. You can get all of the details by calling the office at 237-1675 so reserve your spot today. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Flu shotsDont forget your flu shot this year. On Sept. 5 in our clubhouse there will be medical staff on hand to administer these all import vaccines from 1 until 3 p.m. Flu is a serious illness that can be especially hard on older folks so check with your health care professional to see if you should be inoculated. If the answer is yes; enjoy the convenience of going to the clubhouse by either making an appointment or just showing up.CorrectionIn last weeks Cherrywood Section of the Citizen Newspaper I wrote on the topic of wildlife and protecting your pets from predators. That article appeared in the From the Reporter portion of my column. Among other methods of keeping coyotes away from pets; I mentioned the use of wasp spray. In later information I was advised that such spray could actually blind the coyote. For that reason, I want to advise my readers not to use wasp spray for repelling coyotes. Not only is the use of the spray potentially cruel to the animals; it is difficult to teach coyotes to carry a white cane and even more difficult to train them to use a Seeing Eye dog. I apologize to any coyotes that may have been harmed by my article and promise to double check my sources in the future.From the reporter.If you have ideas or suggestions for the Cherrywood Section of your Citizen Newspaper please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I always glad to hear from you. possible that some day manufacturing may again return to our state and we must be ready. Until that day comes we must tell our state representatives that all education is important and if we want to build new leaders for the future we must take care of the present. Jerry Segovis Ocala Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352873-7441 for more details. 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.237-9225W.E. BISHOP JR.Attorney At LawAdmitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium000HK3J dB FRIENDSHIP CENTER (352) 237-4635 8441 SW SR 200, #113, Ocala, FL 34481 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE (352) 694-5003 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 Fax: (352) 694-6003 LORVEN CENTER (352) 307-8371 12301 SE US Hwy. 441, Suite E, Belleview, FL 34420 000HKD0 Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions 1 M ONTH OF FREE HA BATTERIES W ITH H EARING A ID P URCHASE B E S T P RIC E S I N T O W N 000ITWC Judith Is Here 854-653 1 Walk-Ins W elcome 61 60 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Ja smine Plaza FOURTEEN YEARS EXPERIENCE Come See Judith Pierro 000IX67 5,000 Sq. Ft., Air Conditioned Store Linens, Clothing, Furnitur e, Appliances And More T uesday Sa turda y 10am to 5pm T HRIFT S TORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 000IW9H VISIT: www.smcitizen.com/bestboss Deadline August 15, 2014 2014 AdvantageGolfCars.com FINANCING A VAILABLE Base Price on New 2014 Gas or Electric Cars NEW 2014 E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM $ 7,580 +tax 352-861-7 433 11962 CR 101 Palm Ridge Plaza The Villages 352-259-8566 HOURS: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm GAS & ELECTRIC SALES SERVICE PARTS RENTALS 5975 Signature Dr., Wildwood 352-748-0222 Steeple Chase Plaza 8585 SW Hwy 200, Ocala Factor y Authorized E-Z-GO Dealer COME TEST DRIVE ONE TODAY! CHECK OUT OUR RE-CONDITIONED E-Z-GO AND CLUB CARS ACCESSORIES with new car purchase EXPIRES 9/1/14 GOOD A T OCALA LOCATION ONL Y PREVENTA TIVE MAINTENANCE EXPIRES 9/1/14 GOOD A T OCALA LOCATION ONL Y 000IVO0

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lemonade and ice cream for dessert. Food service begins at 6 and if this goes as well as previous events; youll be served within a half hour so you can enjoy a relaxing meal with friends before the entertainment begins. Gator Bone Band will be performing for you that night with their assortment of folk; blue grass; popular and original music. These award winning musicians have entertained throughout Florida and have appeared at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza; OConnell Center; Philips Center many other venues in Gainesville and the state. You must have tickets to attend this free event sponsored by Chris and Mario Zacco. Just go to the office and get your name on the list to insure you have a place at this special evening. Pellerin 9-Ball TournamentSign up today to take part in the annual Norm Pellerin 9-Ball Tournament. Norm was a passionate 9-Ball pool player and when he passed away; his many friends started this annual Memorial Tournament in his honor. Mick James is in charge of this years competition which will take place on Aug. 18 in our clubhouse pool room. There is a sign up sheet posted there for all who wish to compete. This double elimination tourney is open to both men and women and is always fun. Its a great time to socialize with people of similar interests and to see some really excellent pool shooters like last years winner; Larry Murray. Put your name on the list and then Mick will contact you about the times you will be scheduled to play. This is always a good time so dont miss out.Pizza PartySeptember 5 at 6 p.m. we are having a Pizza Party complete with a wide variety of pizzas and salad from Little Joeys Pizza. The band Wound Tight will be augmented by our own Rich Becotte so there will be plenty of music to listen to and dance to. Tickets are only $6 per person so its a great value. Where else could you go and get a meal and first class entertainment and dancing for just $6?TriviaTrivia is coming up again on Wednesday, Aug. 20 with quizmaster Fred OHern. Fred is doing general topics so everyone has an equal chance at winning the small cash prize and the all important bragging rights for a month. This is a fun and informative evening of team competition but even if you dont have a team; youll have one when you arrive. Just show up a little before 7 p.m. and register for one whole dollar. Teams of 3 or 4 are put together and the questions are put up on the big screen. Each team gives the best response to each question on their answer sheets and at the end of the game; they are graded. First and second place teams get a small financial prize and first place gets the bragging rights. Last months winners were Fred and Jay OHern; Donna James and Eugene Wachsmuth. Proceeds of the evening go to the Patriot Dog Project so even if you lose; youve supported a very worthy cause. Please join us and if youd like to volunteer to be a quizmaster or to help with the set up; that would be great too. Just contact Jay or Fred.Movie NightNothing is better than a night at the movies in Cherrywood. On Tuesday evening, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Sponsored by Cherrywood Property Management; this event is free to all of our residents but tickets are required. Simply go to the office and get your tickets for either the 5:30 or 7:30 shows but dont delay as tickets are going quickly. In addition to the show; you can enjoy snacks; iced tea and lemonade. Your ticket will make you eligible for the door prize and there will be 50/50 drawings as well. This should be a delightful evening of roll on the floor laughter; delicious goodies and great socializing. Dont miss this once in a lifetime experience. Comedy Night at Cherrywood is always a scream.Back to School BashThere is precious little time left for you to take part in our Back to School Bash sponsorship for the kids at Marion Oaks. We have a large container in the clubhouse to hold your donations of school supplies for these in need students. Going to school is difficult for most young people. Social pressures; trying to get what the teachers are talking about; riding a school bus with a group of people you dont know; all of this puts stress on the students. If you are a child who doesnt have the supplies required for success; you can imagine the hopelessness you feel. We here at Cherrywood are not able to alleviate all the discomfort of being young and unsure of yourself but we can help when it comes to giving students the right equipment needed to learn. Thats where our donation box comes in. Backpacks; paper; notebooks; pencils; erasers; glue sticks; colored pencils and crayons; pens; pencils; essay books and everything school supply related are needed. Just go to the dollar store or other outlet and purchase a few things for the youngsters. Bring your donation into the clubhouse and put it in the container. A volunteer will be by to pick up or donations before Aug. 9 when the party is taking place. On that date the kids will get their back packs filled with the things they need to help them learn. Also they will learn about school shots; physicals and other information necessary to start the school year. You can make a difference in a young life by your generosity and help. Lets fill that big box with supplies for the next generation who is coming up. They deserve every chance they can get.Reading PalsHave you ever noticed how much joy you get out of reading? Just think back to the heroes of your life; is one of them your first or second grade teacher that taught you to read for the first time? Maybe it was your parents reading bedtime stories to you that taught you language skills or the meaning of words. As the school year approaches we need volunteers to be Reading Pals to very young students. This program unites a volunteer with a kindergarten aged student once a week for an hour. The two meet in the school library where they receive a book and the two pals read to one another. Most of these children come from homes where no one reads them stories for a variety of reasons. Because of that, when they get into the kindergarten their reading; vocabulary skills and reading comprehension is behind that of most of their peers. Reading Pals remedies this situation by giving the volunteer a chance to read an interesting story to the child and to let the child read back to them. This highly successful program has proved to increase the reading scores of hundreds of young people. If you volunteer, you will receive a brief training program and then be assigned a school close to your home. One hour a week for 25 weeks is all that will be required of you and you can make a huge difference in a childs life. For more information about this program, please contact Jan Hathaway at 732-9696 extension 212. Jan is the Literacy Manager for this project and she will be happy to share all of the details about the Reading Pals program with you. These could be the most important 25 hours of your life and in the life of an intellectually hungry youngster. You could be their hero. Summer fest Get your free tickets to Summer Fest in the office and plan on coming to an evening of great food and exceptional entertainment. August 27 is the date and the menu for the night includes delicious bratwurst with fixings; iced tea; CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 Check out our website www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Billiards players practicing for the Pellerin Tournament are Rich Becotte, Michael Cash and Ron Sanders. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 000IV2E Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000IE7D Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 35 246 575 38 352-465-7538 20312 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon www.bluerunbicycles.com Featuring Bikes For Every Rider! Summer Evenings 000ITLD RIDE TIME 000IWZAFriendship Center Golf Cars8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481(Located in Friendship Center next to Winn Dixie)352-854-2060 FA CT ORY AUTHORIZED DEALERMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 2014 NEW CARBLOWOUT $7,500 INCLUDES: Folding Windshield Rear View Mirrors Speed Upgrade Battery Fill System DOT Tires Charger Full Factory Warranty NEW 2014 CLUB CAR 2014 Club Car Factory Certified Rebuilt 3-Year Factory Warranty 2013 Club Car Refurbished Dealer Warranty Full Line of Accessories Fast F riendly & Professional Servic e We Servic e All Br andsOther Accessories Available 000IU4T

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lemonade and ice cream for dessert. Food service begins at 6 and if this goes as well as previous events; youll be served within a half hour so you can enjoy a relaxing meal with friends before the entertainment begins. Gator Bone Band will be performing for you that night with their assortment of folk; blue grass; popular and original music. These award winning musicians have entertained throughout Florida and have appeared at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza; OConnell Center; Philips Center many other venues in Gainesville and the state. You must have tickets to attend this free event sponsored by Chris and Mario Zacco. Just go to the office and get your name on the list to insure you have a place at this special evening. Pellerin 9-Ball TournamentSign up today to take part in the annual Norm Pellerin 9-Ball Tournament. Norm was a passionate 9-Ball pool player and when he passed away; his many friends started this annual Memorial Tournament in his honor. Mick James is in charge of this years competition which will take place on Aug. 18 in our clubhouse pool room. There is a sign up sheet posted there for all who wish to compete. This double elimination tourney is open to both men and women and is always fun. Its a great time to socialize with people of similar interests and to see some really excellent pool shooters like last years winner; Larry Murray. Put your name on the list and then Mick will contact you about the times you will be scheduled to play. This is always a good time so dont miss out.Pizza PartySeptember 5 at 6 p.m. we are having a Pizza Party complete with a wide variety of pizzas and salad from Little Joeys Pizza. The band Wound Tight will be augmented by our own Rich Becotte so there will be plenty of music to listen to and dance to. Tickets are only $6 per person so its a great value. Where else could you go and get a meal and first class entertainment and dancing for just $6?TriviaTrivia is coming up again on Wednesday, Aug. 20 with quizmaster Fred OHern. Fred is doing general topics so everyone has an equal chance at winning the small cash prize and the all important bragging rights for a month. This is a fun and informative evening of team competition but even if you dont have a team; youll have one when you arrive. Just show up a little before 7 p.m. and register for one whole dollar. Teams of 3 or 4 are put together and the questions are put up on the big screen. Each team gives the best response to each question on their answer sheets and at the end of the game; they are graded. First and second place teams get a small financial prize and first place gets the bragging rights. Last months winners were Fred and Jay OHern; Donna James and Eugene Wachsmuth. Proceeds of the evening go to the Patriot Dog Project so even if you lose; youve supported a very worthy cause. Please join us and if youd like to volunteer to be a quizmaster or to help with the set up; that would be great too. Just contact Jay or Fred.Movie NightNothing is better than a night at the movies in Cherrywood. On Tuesday evening, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Sponsored by Cherrywood Property Management; this event is free to all of our residents but tickets are required. Simply go to the office and get your tickets for either the 5:30 or 7:30 shows but dont delay as tickets are going quickly. In addition to the show; you can enjoy snacks; iced tea and lemonade. Your ticket will make you eligible for the door prize and there will be 50/50 drawings as well. This should be a delightful evening of roll on the floor laughter; delicious goodies and great socializing. Dont miss this once in a lifetime experience. Comedy Night at Cherrywood is always a scream.Back to School BashThere is precious little time left for you to take part in our Back to School Bash sponsorship for the kids at Marion Oaks. We have a large container in the clubhouse to hold your donations of school supplies for these in need students. Going to school is difficult for most young people. Social pressures; trying to get what the teachers are talking about; riding a school bus with a group of people you dont know; all of this puts stress on the students. If you are a child who doesnt have the supplies required for success; you can imagine the hopelessness you feel. We here at Cherrywood are not able to alleviate all the discomfort of being young and unsure of yourself but we can help when it comes to giving students the right equipment needed to learn. Thats where our donation box comes in. Backpacks; paper; notebooks; pencils; erasers; glue sticks; colored pencils and crayons; pens; pencils; essay books and everything school supply related are needed. Just go to the dollar store or other outlet and purchase a few things for the youngsters. Bring your donation into the clubhouse and put it in the container. A volunteer will be by to pick up or donations before Aug. 9 when the party is taking place. On that date the kids will get their back packs filled with the things they need to help them learn. Also they will learn about school shots; physicals and other information necessary to start the school year. You can make a difference in a young life by your generosity and help. Lets fill that big box with supplies for the next generation who is coming up. They deserve every chance they can get.Reading PalsHave you ever noticed how much joy you get out of reading? Just think back to the heroes of your life; is one of them your first or second grade teacher that taught you to read for the first time? Maybe it was your parents reading bedtime stories to you that taught you language skills or the meaning of words. As the school year approaches we need volunteers to be Reading Pals to very young students. This program unites a volunteer with a kindergarten aged student once a week for an hour. The two meet in the school library where they receive a book and the two pals read to one another. Most of these children come from homes where no one reads them stories for a variety of reasons. Because of that, when they get into the kindergarten their reading; vocabulary skills and reading comprehension is behind that of most of their peers. Reading Pals remedies this situation by giving the volunteer a chance to read an interesting story to the child and to let the child read back to them. This highly successful program has proved to increase the reading scores of hundreds of young people. If you volunteer, you will receive a brief training program and then be assigned a school close to your home. One hour a week for 25 weeks is all that will be required of you and you can make a huge difference in a childs life. For more information about this program, please contact Jan Hathaway at 732-9696 extension 212. Jan is the Literacy Manager for this project and she will be happy to share all of the details about the Reading Pals program with you. These could be the most important 25 hours of your life and in the life of an intellectually hungry youngster. You could be their hero. Summer fest Get your free tickets to Summer Fest in the office and plan on coming to an evening of great food and exceptional entertainment. August 27 is the date and the menu for the night includes delicious bratwurst with fixings; iced tea; CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE15 Check out our website www.smcitizen.com CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Billiards players practicing for the Pellerin Tournament are Rich Becotte, Michael Cash and Ron Sanders. SEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE16 000IV2E Quiet Oaks 11311 SW 95th Circle Near 484 off of SR 200 behind Soapys Carwash 352-861-2088 000IE7D Stop By For A Visit & See Why VOTED THE BEST AGAIN! LICENSE #AL9315 35 246 575 38 352-465-7538 20312 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon www.bluerunbicycles.com Featuring Bikes For Every Rider! Summer Evenings 000ITLD RIDE TIME 000IWZAFriendship Center Golf Cars8441 S.W. SR 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481(Located in Friendship Center next to Winn Dixie)352-854-2060 FA CT ORY AUTHORIZED DEALERMon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 2014 NEW CARBLOWOUT $7,500 INCLUDES: Folding Windshield Rear View Mirrors Speed Upgrade Battery Fill System DOT Tires Charger Full Factory Warranty NEW 2014 CLUB CAR 2014 Club Car Factory Certified Rebuilt 3-Year Factory Warranty 2013 Club Car Refurbished Dealer Warranty Full Line of Accessories Fast F riendly & Professional Servic e We Servic e All Br andsOther Accessories Available 000IU4T

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the world, American exceptionalism means that the United States alone gets to regard every region as within its sphere of influence. Responses to American arrogance produce many of the crises that the chief executive will be accused of having failed to anticipate and preempt. But no one can hope to manage the world. The basic failure is the intervention itself. There will be crises enough without a U.S. president helping to create them. Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Palestine/Israel, Ukraine and so many more in the past are all variations on a theme. Ignorant intervention begets bad consequences unintended or not perhaps not for American politicians or those who peddle war materiel, but certainly for those who bear the brunt in the target countries and the Americans who kill, die, and pay the economic cost. Managing world conflict is beyond the power of any mortal. Dont demand that a president do it.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 FCAT tests to show how well you are doing at your grade level. When it becomes more important to pass these tests than to receive a well rounded education we are going in the wrong direction. It used to be important to learn how to appreciate music, the arts, how to take care of your body and to learn the basic skills of working with your hands. Every student will not and should not be college bound. It isFriday, August 1, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 All new residents of Cherrywood are cordially invited to attend a coffee hour meet and greet on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 in the clubhouse. Being new to a community is never easy so your Welcoming Committee co-chaired by Sarah Blair and Jay OHern has scheduled an informal get together for all of our newcomers. This will be an opportunity for our new arrivals to meet some of the people who are leaders of our various committees; those who host our events; and lead our many hobbyists. In addition our guests will receive maps and information about the many services provided in Ocala and Marion County. Free pastries and coffee will be available to all who attend so come out and enjoy the treats along with gaining valuable knowledge about Cherrywood. Just some of the people who will be on hand will be Eve Houghtaling Activities Committee; Jay OHern Social Committee; Bill Mahar President of the Veterans Club; Cher Mason Line Dancing instructor; Dave Siegel CERT; Ann Bardack Mah Jongg; Mick James Mens Billiards; Ruth Hurley Ladies Pool; and other special guests. Cherrywood is a very welcoming and active community with much to offer. Our residents have countless activities and events to enjoy or they can just lay back and not get involved at all. Either way, you should be part of this informative and friendly opportunity to learn about us. Please mark your calendar and RSVP via phone to either Sarah Blair at 6711526 or Ann Bardack at 873-4726 to let us know you will be attending. A personal invitation should have been in each mail box of our new people; a demonstration of how much we want to see you at the Welcoming Coffee.Attention bowlersAll of our bowlers here at Cherrywood are urged to attend the annual organizational meeting scheduled for Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. Each year before the start of the season, those who are already members of the league and those who have any interest at all in bowling are given the opportunity to share their thoughts and get vital information about the coming year. Rich Hurley has assembled a partial agenda for this years meeting that includes but is not limited to: election of officers; team organization; dates and times for the bowling year; costs; rules; and open discussion of personal concerns. Just by looking at the agenda you can see how important this meeting is to our Bowling League participants. Bowling is one of the most popular of our community activities and has had a loyal following for many years. Whether you are a team member or if you just wish to substitute you should be at this meeting. If for some reason you will be unable to attend, Rich Hurley would appreciate you notifying him at 873-7208. Otherwise, he looks forward to seeing everyone there.Cherrywood TravelTime is running short for the trip to Biloxi. Treat yourself to a four-day, threenight excursion to the luxurious Imperial Palace Casino. The deluxe motor coach leaves from our clubhouse on Sept. 14 to whisk you away to beautiful Biloxi. Once on site you will receive $24 in food credits; $25 dollars in rewards play and $15 in slot play. In addition, you will enjoy the marvelous shops and restaurants and of course the expansive gaming area. This is a great time of year to visit Biloxi so contact Natalie at 854-4561 to reserve your place for this exciting trip.HypnoLarryousStar comic and hypnosis expert Larry Silver will be on stage in our clubhouse for two great performances on Aug. 4. This multi-talented comedian and hypnotist has thrilled and entertained audiences throughout the state of Florida and around the country. He has appeared at many different venues including the Groucho Club; on cruise lines; comedy clubs; special events and even business conventions and private parties. Each time he demonstrates the power of hypnosis using audience participation intermingled with his own brand of comedy. Newcomers to be welcomed at Cherrywood coffee hour Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE14 the feature film will be The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Ben Stiller stars in this 2013 remake of the classic. A romantic comedy, the movie was nominated for the Best Picture award by the New York Times and it received rave reviews at its release. Come to the clubhouse and enjoy the comfortable seats; pop corn and lemonade and watch a first rate flick all for free. Bring your own beverages and snacks if you wish but be sure to come out and join your friends and neighbors for a great night of entertainment. We are also looking for volunteers to help make popcorn; set up chairs and the like. You can come and watch the movie then help Fred and Jay as they set up and tear down the theater. The more volunteers we have, the lighter the work load so come help us to keep this great activity going. Schedule notesThere will be no Veterans Club meeting in August. Our next Veterans Club meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. We will have a guest speaker and much to discuss in preparation for Veterans Day and other upcoming activities. Refreshments are served on the patio immediately following the meeting and all residents of Cherrywood are welcome. Deb Rivera will be on vacation from July 28 through Aug. 1 so there will be no classes during that time. Check your Chirp for regularly scheduled classes.Craft ShowCherrywood Crafters, be sure to stop by the office to get your application for the fall Craft Show on October 11. Your application fee is free for this show for Cherrywood residents. So reserve your table for this popular event before we open it to outside vendors. The show is hours are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and as always; there will be bake sale goods and light meals available for everyone. These shows have been enormously successful in the past and we anticipate this show to be the same. You can get all of the details by calling the office at 237-1675 so reserve your spot today. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 Flu shotsDont forget your flu shot this year. On Sept. 5 in our clubhouse there will be medical staff on hand to administer these all import vaccines from 1 until 3 p.m. Flu is a serious illness that can be especially hard on older folks so check with your health care professional to see if you should be inoculated. If the answer is yes; enjoy the convenience of going to the clubhouse by either making an appointment or just showing up.CorrectionIn last weeks Cherrywood Section of the Citizen Newspaper I wrote on the topic of wildlife and protecting your pets from predators. That article appeared in the From the Reporter portion of my column. Among other methods of keeping coyotes away from pets; I mentioned the use of wasp spray. In later information I was advised that such spray could actually blind the coyote. For that reason, I want to advise my readers not to use wasp spray for repelling coyotes. Not only is the use of the spray potentially cruel to the animals; it is difficult to teach coyotes to carry a white cane and even more difficult to train them to use a Seeing Eye dog. I apologize to any coyotes that may have been harmed by my article and promise to double check my sources in the future.From the reporter.If you have ideas or suggestions for the Cherrywood Section of your Citizen Newspaper please contact me at urperssec@yahoo.com. I always glad to hear from you. possible that some day manufacturing may again return to our state and we must be ready. Until that day comes we must tell our state representatives that all education is important and if we want to build new leaders for the future we must take care of the present. Jerry Segovis Ocala Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call 352873-7441 for more details. 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.237-9225W.E. BISHOP JR.Attorney At LawAdmitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 ESTATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTATE CORPORATIONS 7743 S.W. S.R. 200 Next to the Mulch & Stone Emporium000HK3J dB FRIENDSHIP CENTER (352) 237-4635 8441 SW SR 200, #113, Ocala, FL 34481 Fax: (352) 861-4646 CHELSEA SQUARE (352) 694-5003 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470 Fax: (352) 694-6003 LORVEN CENTER (352) 307-8371 12301 SE US Hwy. 441, Suite E, Belleview, FL 34420 000HKD0 Hearing Solutions Hearing Solutions 1 M ONTH OF FREE HA BATTERIES W ITH H EARING A ID P URCHASE B E S T P RIC E S I N T O W N 000ITWC Judith Is Here 854-653 1 Walk-Ins W elcome 61 60 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Ja smine Plaza FOURTEEN YEARS EXPERIENCE Come See Judith Pierro 000IX67 5,000 Sq. Ft., Air Conditioned Store Linens, Clothing, Furnitur e, Appliances And More T uesday Sa turda y 10am to 5pm T HRIFT S TORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 000IW9H VISIT: www.smcitizen.com/bestboss Deadline August 15, 2014 2014 AdvantageGolfCars.com FINANCING A VAILABLE Base Price on New 2014 Gas or Electric Cars NEW 2014 E-Z-GO RXV FREEDOM $ 7,580 +tax 352-861-7 433 11962 CR 101 Palm Ridge Plaza The Villages 352-259-8566 HOURS: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm GAS & ELECTRIC SALES SERVICE PARTS RENTALS 5975 Signature Dr., Wildwood 352-748-0222 Steeple Chase Plaza 8585 SW Hwy 200, Ocala Factor y Authorized E-Z-GO Dealer COME TEST DRIVE ONE TODAY! CHECK OUT OUR RE-CONDITIONED E-Z-GO AND CLUB CARS ACCESSORIES with new car purchase EXPIRES 9/1/14 GOOD A T OCALA LOCATION ONL Y PREVENTA TIVE MAINTENANCE EXPIRES 9/1/14 GOOD A T OCALA LOCATION ONL Y 000IVO0

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Those hot, sultry dog days of August are upon us. What better way to beat the heat than to sit back and enjoy a few jokes. A few weeks back, a friend of mine sent me the followings gems, which supposedly came from a Catholic elementary school Bible test. Though the source here is clearly not Jewish, laughter knows no boundaries and I wanted to share them with my readers. Pay particular attention to the spellings! The comments in parenthesizes are all mine. In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, God got tired of creating the world so he took the Sabbath off. (Humans did even better by making it a weekend!) Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. (Which part of the tree became Eve?) Noahs wife was Joan of Ark. (Oo la la! I didnt know Noah could speak French!) Noah built the ark and the animals came on in pears. (What happened to the apple tree?) Lots wife was a pillar of salt during the day, but a ball of fire during the night. (Now, thats where all those begats come from!) The Jews were a proud people and throughout history they had trouble with unsympathetic genitals. (No comment. This is a newspaper!) The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. (Id love to be drowned in chocolate mousse!) Afterwards, Moses went up to Mt. Cynanide to get the Ten Commandments. (It took Moses 40 days to detox before he came down!) The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple. (And women have been telling their mates what to do since then!) Moses died before he ever reached Canada. Then Joshua led the Hebrews in the Battle of Geritol. (I know there are many Jews in Canada but they all came by boat, car or plane. As for Geritol, many of us fight that battle every day and our walls better not fall down!) The greatest miracle in the Bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him. (Now, wouldnt that be nice if our kids listened to us?) David was a Hebrew king who was skilled at playing the liar. (He sure was a conniver to get Uriah in the front line of battle so that he would be sure to be slained by the enemy and David would be free to marry Bathsheba.) He fought the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times. (Did he also fight the Goldbergs, Cohens, Siegals, Bernsteins and Levines?) Solomon, one of Davids sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines. (This was a prickly situation. What did he do with the porcupines?) For the Christians among us, I just had to add the following because whatever religion you follow, these were just too funny to pass up. Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption. (I think this is before some Pope instituted the rhythm method!) When the three wise guys from the east side arrived, they found Jesus in the manager. (Sounds like they were from Manhattan and got lost.) The people that followed the Lord were called the 12 Decibels. (We hear you loud and clear!) St. Paul converted to Christianity, he preached Holy Acrimony, which is another name for marriage. (Many people would agree with this!) Christians (and Jews) have only one spouse. This is called monotony. (Thats why you bring your wife flowers once in a while!) Keep cool, keep the A/C on and remember it is good to see things through the eyes of kids. Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com The Dog Days of August Judis Journal Judi Siegal Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com If you like the music of yesteryear, like the Platters and the Drifters, and songs like Johnny Cashs The Man in Black and Frank Sinatras New York New York, then youll love the entertainment scheduled for Sunday afternoon, Aug. 10, at 2:30 p.m. American Legends will be in the Lifestyle Center performing a nostalgic show, Songs We Grew Up With. Entertaining us will be Bill Lavertue and Vince Basile who will be singing the songs we know and love. Tickets are $5 each and are on sale now in the Activities Office and before the Aug. 5 Tuesday morning Social. Be sure to get a ticket and plan on spending an enjoyable afternoon listening to and remembering the music of your life. Labor Day Pool PartyAlso on sale at the Aug. 5 Tuesday morning Social are tickets to the annual Labor Day Pool Party. Join the end-ofsummer party on Sunday, Aug. 31, with live music by Cool Breeze, and enjoy dancing, socializing and win some door prizes as you gather around the pool from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Tickets are $5 each, and please note that since there are a limited number of tickets being sold, try to get your tickets early. Tickets will be available before the Tuesday morning Socials and in the Activities Office. August speakerWater efficiency is an important part of living in Florida, and it is our responsibility to conserv e this resource not only for ourselves but for future generations. Our speaker this month will be Kathy Patterson from the Marion County Water Resources program who will help us learn more about protecting our water resources while maintaining beautiful, healthy landscapes. Kathy will be at the Lifestyle Center at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to give us expert advice on topics such as saving water by Florida-friendly way, setting irrigation times, reducing fertilizer and pesticide use, and installing microirrigation systems. There will also free micro-irrigation kits for those who attend. Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, Aug. 19, right after the Tuesday social, for this important, informative presentation. If you plan on attending, please put your name on the sign up sheet posted on the Activity Wall in the Lifestyle Center. Thursday BingoTry your luck playing Bingo on Thursday evenings in the Lifestyle Center. Bingo at Marion Landing is for residents and their overnight guests, and doors open at 6 p.m. with ticket sales until 6:50 p.m. The games start promptly at 7 p.m. Were looking for some help in the kitchen to make coffee and serve refreshments. We can also use a few more Bingo callers and runners, and some folks to sell cards, said Jim Therien, Bingo chairperson. If we get some more volunteers, then our regulars can take some time off if they need to without me having to cancel any of the games. Call Jim if you have any questions about volunteering.Our LibraryKudos to all the library volunteers who work so hard to keep our libraries organized and up-to-date. Marion Landing boasts an active book library and video library which residents enjoy on a daily basis. The book library offers many different categories of books including novels, mysteries, biographies and self-help topics on cooking, diet and exercise, to name a few. There is also an audio book cart with many popular titles on cassette or CD. Dianne Kmoch, our volunteer book library coordinator, remarks that the residents really appreciate the fact that this library is stocked with books donated by fellow residents; but she notes that our limited space only allows us to keep books for about 10 years. Older book are donated to charity, mostly to the Humane Society, and brought to them periodically by one of our volunteers, Donna Schmidt. Dianne would like to thank all my other library volunteers, Mary Dwyer, Anne Sepper, Joyce Grantham, Connie Burden, Janice Hendershot and Marilyn Knowles, who re-shelve the returned books and keep the library organized every day. Thanks, also, to Janet Lindenmeyer (video library coordinator) who keeps the audio book cart in order. Over in the video library, Janet oversees the organization of all the DVDs and VHS movies. She, along with her husband Phil and new volunteer Kathy Keables, makes sure the movies are reshelved, and she welcomes donations of recent DVDs to keep the library offerings current. Why not stop by our libraries and see what piques your interest.TravelBelow is a listing of the currently scheduled trips presented by the Marion Landing Travel Committee. If you are interested in any of these trips, details are available on the flyers posted on the Travel Board in the Lifestyle Center and in your Communicator, or you may call 237-7152 for more information. Trips are open to the general public if space allows. Aug. 22: Sweet Daze of Chocolate guided tour of the World of Chocolate Museum, lunch at the Wood Grill Buffet, and tour through the Cacao Tree Rainforest, the Mystical River of Chocolate, and a Micro Batch-Bean-to-Bar Factory at The Chocolate Kingdom (Orlando/Kissimmee) $68 includes motor coach with gratuity for the driver, museum tours, buffet lunch, and time to shop Sept. 15-19: 4-night Bahamas cruise aboard Enchantment of the Seas. Sept. 29-Oct. 4: Montego Bay, Jamaica all inclusive vacation. Oct. 17: Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater comedy mystery show with audience participation $89 Nov. 8: Early Bird Dinner Theater Miracle on So. Division Street (Christmas themed): $76 Nov. 29-Dec. 6: Cruise on the Carnival Sunshine to Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Dec. 17: A Christmas Carol: Hudson Show Palace $82Diane Bress is Marion Landings Activities Director and an employee of Leland Management, Inc. 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Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com C HECK O UR F ACEBOOK A D F OR A MAZING S PECIALS 000IX74 Canopy Oaks Publix Shopping Center (in front of OTOW) 8075 SW Highway 200 #126 Ocala Phone: 352-237-8539 352-237-8549 Fax: 352-237-8554 SUN., MON., TUES., WED. 7 AM TO 5 PM THU., FRI., SAT. 7 AM TO 7:45 PM 2 Eggs, Home Fries & Toast $ 3.99 3 Egg Omelet (Veg. & Cheese Only) $ 5.99 Bakers Dozen Bagels $ 9.99 day, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Bereavement Group 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 347-0154 prior to the meetings. The Feast of the Assumption of Mary, a holy day of obligation, will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 15. Masses will be celebrated at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. LifeLong Religious Education classes for the 2014-2015 term begin Aug. 24 for Sunday classes. Parents must attend a mandatory orientation on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 1 until 3 p.m. Wednesday class orientation is Aug. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Creole Masses for the Haitians in our community are celebrated the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 5 p.m. The next dates are Aug. 10 and Aug. 24.Maranatha Baptist ChurchAfter the summer break, the AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) program is scheduled to start up the Sunday after school starts which will be Aug. 24. It is held each Sunday evening from 6 to 7:30 for children ages 4 to 18. The program is under the direction of Commander Chris Bailey and Vanessa Bailey. They want to share the love of Christ. AWANA is an exciting program of Christian learning and games of competition with awards. AWANA is an ongoing program and registration is always open. Please call Commander Chris Bailey for confirmation of date and time at 352-347-5863 or the Church at 352-347-5683. Come and worship with a friendly and welcoming family at Maranatha Baptist Church. All ages are most welcome at Maranatha. On Sunday morning at 9:45 to 10:30 Sunday School classes are held for all ages, nursery through senior adults. Morning worship service begins at 10:45, and childrens church is held at the same time. Sunday evening service is at 6. There is a nursery provided for all services. Every Wednesday evening from 6:45 to 8 there is prayer meeting and Bible study for adults. There is a nursery is also provided at that time. Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail in Marion Oaks. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and directions to the church.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church on Aug. 3 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Linda Brown and the Auditorium Class, taught by Pastor Brown, are teaching Practical Christian Living How To Live for Christ Today Walking Honestly 1 Thessalonians 4, and our Young Adults class, taught by our Associate Pastor, Dan Rushing, are studying, The Revolutionary Life, Teachings and Ministry of Jesus. In the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing, When We All Get To Heaven Medley. Pastor Brown will then bring us an inspiring and encouraging message from the Word of God. Pastor Dan will continue his Sunday evening Bible study on the Gospels beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study begins at 7. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th St., off Highway 200. The church phone is 352-237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 The shelter cats at Marion County Animal Services are excited to announce that the special $5 cat adoption fee is now extended through Aug. 2. Because the Animal Center was closed for its three-day pre-scheduled quarterly cleaning and maintenance in late July, department leadership wanted to give residents a few more days to celebrate Adopt a Shelter Cat Summer and bring home a feline friend for a reduced adoption fee. The $5 adoption fee includes the cats spay or neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, county license and microchip, in addition to lifelong friendship. The Animal Center is open Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., but residents can view adoptable pets online anytime at www.MarionCountyFL.org/animal. Potential adopters can also visit some of Animal Services cats at the Lady Lake PetSmart (534 S. U.S. Highway 441, Lady Lake) in-store cat adoption center during regular store hours. Marion County Animal Services is an open-admission shelter, which means it accepts all animals that come to its doors, regardless of breed, condition, temperament or age. The shelter receives strays, abused and abandoned animals, and pets that owners cant care for or no longer want. That also means that during certain times of the year, such as summertime kitten season, the shelter has many cats of all kinds needing homes. Adopt-a-cat discount extended through Saturday Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Dear Readers, on my calendar Aug. 3 is designated as Friendship Day. I dont know about you but I never knew there was a day for recognizing friends. I looked up the word friend and the meaning I liked best to be on good terms with another or to trust and be fond of another. I know it is unrealistic but dont you wish we could just be on good terms with everyone? Perhaps we can, if we try! I do know there are a lot of very kind people here in Oak Run who go beyond to help a neighbor. On Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 9 a.m., the Oak Run Homeowners Association has their general meeting. This is a good time to meet the people who serve on this board. During the summer months it is a combined directors and neighborhood reps. meeting. I encourage new residents to come, have a cup of coffee and meet their neighbors. Spring is popping all over, no I mean Hello Dolly tee-shirts are popping up around the community. It is Performing Arts advertising there new production they are working on. Dont forget Bingo on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Donut Drop-In Saturday, the 9th from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Now to what is happening around our beautiful community. LauraOak Run TravelOn Friday, July 25 at 3:17 p.m., Jim Waddell ourbus200@earthlink.net> wrote: The Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee called with their Christmas schedule so our trip 14 date is now set for Saturday, Dec. 13. If you have never been there during the holiday season you should consider going with us. We arrive about 1 p.m. at the resort where we will visit the ice sculpture exhibit and see the various decorations they have on display; imagine over 2 million lights and a very tall decorated tree. You will be given a jacket to wear but it is recommended you bring a hat, scarf and gloves since they keep the ice exhibit at 9 degrees to preserve the sculptures. Our total time at the resort will be about 2-1/2 hours after which we will leave for Celebration to see their festively decorated town center, live entertainment, carolers and horse drawn carriage rides. It is truly a winter wonderland. You will be able to eat on your own before we leave to come back to Oak Run. Call hosts Roy and Pat Meinsen for your seat on the bus. Total cost of $50 per person includes transportation, entrance to Gaylords and bus driver tip. As previously announced we are trying to put together a trip to see a hockey game in Tampa in 2015. So far we have only 10 people who have responded. We need a minimum of 25-30 people to pay for the bus, so come on you hockey lovers, get on the phone and round up some of your friends. We are trying to get to a 5 p.m. game so we can get you back home at a reasonable hour. The available games for this time are the Ducks on Feb. 8 and the Bruins on March 22. Call Jim Waddell or Connie Smith to let us know.Showcase of StarsSongs for everyone on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at Palm Grove. 50/50 and door prizes. Free admission. See you there.Baby BoomersThe Baby Boomers presents their August dance, Summer Beach Party, with DJ Ron spinning the tunes. The date is Friday, Aug. 22, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove Auditorium, with doors opening at 6. There will be door prizes and 50/50, so grab your friends and come on down to celebrate the end of summer. BYOB and snacks and get ready for some good times. Ticket sales will be Saturdays, Aug. 9 Homeowners Association to meet Wednesday the 13th PHOTO BY RON RATNERThe skies over Oak Run looked more ominous than they were early in the morning one day last week. PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE19 Oak Run news Laura Smith 000IWYY OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm Check Out Lunch & Dinner Specials Changes Everyday! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK EARLY BIRD SPECIALS $ 5 99 Monday-Thursday ONLY 1 pc. MEATLOAF 1 pc LIVER 1 PORKCHOP 1 pc FRIED POLLOCK served with 2 side items 12-5 ONLY 000IPFS Italian Restaurant & Pizza Italian Restaurant & Pizza (352) 861-2828 JASMINE SQUARE 6106 SW State Rd. 200 MONDAY SPECIAL TUESDAY SPECIAL Spaghetti & Meatballs $6.99 Large Cheese Pizza $7.50 WEDNESDAY Ziti $8.99 Sausage, Pepper, Onions 11 100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. 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Moose LodgeFriday, Aug. 1: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner $7 or steak dinner $10 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Solid Gold, (set up in the Hall). Saturday, Aug. 2: Bar Bingo 1 p.m., Bubbles Karaoke 3 to 6 p.m. (In the Social Quarters), $5 Sandwich plate 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3: Pot Luck Sunday 3 to 5 p.m., Bubbles Karaoke 4 p.m. to ??? (Entertainment in the Social Quarters) Monday, Aug. 4: $1 Coney Hot Dogs, Happy Hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., $5 sandwich plate 5 to 7 p.m. Open darts 5:45 to 9 p. m. Wednesday: Aug. 6: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Bar Bingo 5 p.m., $5 sandwich plate 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday: Aug. 7: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., $5 sandwich plate served 5 to 7 p.m., bowling .eague 6 to 9 p.m., open shuffleboard 7 p. m. Friday: Aug. 8: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner $7 or steak dinner $10 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Tim Roberson Karaoke. Open to members and qualified guests. 10411 SW 110th St., Phone 352854-2200. and 16 in the Orchid Club Lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Ticket prices are $5 for members and $7 for guests. Please make checks payable to ORBB. Lets remember those less fortunate with our canned good donations. Please check expiration dates!Renaissance Womens ClubThe Renaissance Womens Club is open to all Oak Run residents. We have had an active summer with planned outings to movies and restaurants. Every first Wednesday evening of the month we meet at the Royal Oaks Dining Room for an evening of good food, great company and interesting conversation. This month will be on Aug. 6 at 5pm. Call Pat at 352-8547549 or Gerry at 352-8736868 if you would like to attend. On Saturday, Aug. 2, we are planning to see the movie, And So It Goes. Call Gerry at 352-873-6868 for details of the movie outing if you are interested in joining us! Our upcoming luncheon will be held on Friday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. at Grace Japanese Steakhouse. On Sunday, Sept. 14 we will be visiting the Ocala Civic Theater to see the show Crazy for You. After the play, we will be going to the Outback restaurant. Please call Norma at 352-8541910 for more information and complete details of all our monthly lunch outings and to register. We meet at the Palm Grove Fitness parking lot for those that need to carpool to any of our community events. Our next informative meeting will be held the last Sunday in September. Do you remember?Tune in to Len Teitlers Do you remember narrated by Anna Boodee featuring Way Off Broadways 2011 The Making of St. Louis at the Fair following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8.Oak Run Womens Golf AssociationThe winners of the Low Net Tournament for July 17 are: Flight 1Marge Rymacsuk, Kathy OConnell. Flight 2LaVerne Browand, Jennie Buccella. Flight 3Marlene Puglisi, Joan Klier. Flight 4Linda Noel, Norma Erickson. Closest to the PinMarge Rymarcsuk. Chip In: None. The winners of the July 24 Low Net Tournament are: Flight 1-LaVerne Brand, Kathy OConnell. Flight 2Marlene Puglisi, Olive Adler. Flight 3June Dickbernd, Sue Marentette. Flight 4Linda Noel, Bebe Hahne. Closest to the Pin: Linda Noel. Chip In: Norma Erickson and Marlene Puglisi.Royal Oaks Womens 18 Hole GolfThere was no beginning and no end on Tuesday, July 22. Just the 9 middle holes (6 thru 14) that counted for our scores. The winners were: 1st Flight: 1-Carol Clark,2-Lynn Houghton; 2nd Flight: 1-Judy Klein,2-Joan OBrien; 3rd Flight: 1-Bea Terry,2(tie) Maureen Edwards and Sue Connor. Joanne Ellis won the prize for closest to the pin.Oak Run LibrarySome new books at the Oak Run Library are: Field of Prey by John Sandford; Kill Switch by James Rollins; Kraken Project by Preston and Douglas; One and Only by Emily Giffin; Lincoln Myth by Steve Berry; The Quick by Lauren Owen and Death at the Door by Carolyn Hart. Remember you can still sign out book audio tapes or CDs for your summer listening or trips, and you can keep them without a fine until Sept. 30. Also, for your summer reading, you can check out the books on Florida both the history of our state and some of the interesting things around this area. You can help the library purchase new books by joining the Friends of the Library for only $3 a year. The library would also appreciate your donations of current fiction books and paperback books. These books will either be added to our collection or else sold at the monthly book sale.Royal Oaks Lady Niners Golf ResultsOn July 24, the game was Scratch and Scramble. First Place Team 3: Sue Connor; BJ Lassiter; and Rae Stover. Patty Waddell was closest to the pin on 16. Any woman living in Oak Run is welcome to play with the Lady Niners on Monday mornings. The sign-up sheet with the posted tee-time is located in the womens locker room. Well folks that is it, another week of activities to keep us all busy. Smile, be kind to one another. Your smile could be the best thing that has happened to that person you meet that day. Laura Smith, email csjtpq@deccacable.comFriday, August 1, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Religion Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Aug. 1: Sharing Hope Ministry, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday. Tuesday, Aug. 5: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7: Praise & Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8: Sharing Hope Ministry, 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/.Crossroads ChurchSunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m. Kids Church 9 and 11 a.m. Servicio en Espaol 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: Estudio Biblico en Espaol 7 p.m. Crossroads Childcare Center, Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. 6 p.m. ELC approved, bilingual staff. Upcoming events: We are celebrating seven years of Gods faithfulness to Crossroads Church. On Sunday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. we will have a combined anniversary service at West Port High School, 3733 SW 80th Ave., Ocala. Nursery will be available. Spanish translation will be provided, as needed. The Back to School Bash is designed to assist parents and children to prepare for the return to school by providing various supplies needed by the students. The event will be held on the grounds of Crossroads Church on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon, with recreation and refreshments for the children. Donations of new backpacks and school supplies will be accepted ahead of time. Crossroads Church, 8070 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, phone 352-291-2080.St. Jude CatholicTo serve the needy in Marion Oaks, the St. Jude Food Pantry is open the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. For your shopping convenience, Anthonys Attic, our venue for slightly used clothing, household goods and small appliances, is open every Monday, TuesPLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE11 OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 000IT4V 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 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 000ICNL Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher 000I9P5 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 R un 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. 000IUAW 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 000IHWK 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 000IU6S 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! 000IKH2 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 000ICNQ 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000H3A5 Sunday Worship 10:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 000IITC 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 Conrad L. Chambers Senior Minister 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. Evening Worship on the first Sunday of each month . 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 000HZ01 000IMGZ 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 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 000IHUZ 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 000IAWB Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Co-Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 S W Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Oc ala, FL 34476 873-4705 9524 S.W 105th St., Ocala 237-2640 Sunday Sunday School . . . . . 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship . . 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship . . . . . . 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Youth Alive . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Friendship Baptist Church A Place of New Spiritual Beginnings 000ILD9 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 Book Club 2nd & 4th Mondays 2:30 pm Pastor Gary O. Marshall Inspiring Traditional Worship 000IB9M 000ILN8 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. Citrus, Marion, & Sumter Counties 352-610-3018 000IW1L 000IRJH Dr Stubrud, Dr. Sands and Dr Simpson Chir opractic, Massage, Class 4 Therapeutic Laser 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 Blue Cross & Blue Shield T ri Care Standard T ri 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 Countryside Medical Countryside Medical Family Practice 87 3-4458 H RS : M ON -F RI 8:00 A M .5:00 P M 000IPH8 7860 SW 103 RD S T R D B LDG 100, S UITE 101 O CALA FL 34476 COUNTRYSIDEMED COM Dr. Lee, D.O. Donna Theiss, ARNP Dr. Peterzell, D.O. Welcomes Donna Theiss To Our Practice.

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One of the worst ways to use your time is to do something well that you didnt need to do at all. Gretchen Rubin As we grow older, our stamina is not what it was in our youth. Also, everything seems to take longer as time seems to fly by faster. We need to reduce or eliminate chores that take up our time but are not really necessary. Master the PossibilitiesMaster the Possibilities has just finished their best July ever with well over 2,000 enrollments. They are hopeful that this momentum continues into August. Next week seven programs will begin and four of them have openings. Its a good time to register for some great opportunities to learn and grow. All programs are open to the public. For more information go to masterthepossibilites.com or stop by the Center at 8415 SW 80th St.Books that shaped AmericaOn July 22 at LOH this DVD lecture series was shown. Dr. Peter Conn, University of PA will be giving all the lectures 24 in all. The first half hour lecture was Why do bestsellers matter? When people think a book is a best seller, theyre more apt to buy it. Unfortunately, its very often the way its advertised that makes it a bestseller. Oprah Winfreys Book Club has put many books on this list. Sales of books are sometimes inflated by not quite proper means. Marketing of books in the past was done by small book stores. Now its done by the Internet (Amazon) and big box stores like Barnes and Noble. The next lecture discussed was The Bay Psalm Book. Until the early 19th century, the Christian bible was in Latin. The King James Bible was the first Bible written in English. The first best seller was the Puritans Bible in the early 1600s. There were only about 6,500 people in the colonies but it sold 2,000 copies. It continued selling into the next century. The last lecture today was Common Sense. This was a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine and published in 1776. It was the first work to openly ask for independence from Great Britain.GravityThe Academy Award Series: Gravity is the second show of this series. The movie was 1 hrs of loud music, suspense of a different sort than usual, great photography, and the special effects were literally out of this world. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney were the stars. It was shown at Live Oak Hall. The very large room was packed. Late comers had a hard time finding a vacant seat.BloodmobileThe Big Red Bus is coming on Aug. 4! Summer is when blood banks see donations drop about 10 percent. Snowbirds, vacationers, and students, both high school and college, are not around. We have several major holidays during the summer including July 4 and Labor Day. Many people are traveling and the need goes up. More vehicle accidents and other emergencies occur over holidays and summer vacation. OneBloods motto is Share Your Power and this focuses on the need of donors to know their blood types. Those people who have O negative blood are known as universal donors. Most people can receive O negative blood without adverse reaction when the blood type is not known. O positive is the most common type. All types are needed most of the time. When you give blood, you are not only helping the sick or injured, but yourself. You kind of flush out your system. The families of the recipient are also grateful you took the time to give. You can help in three ways because the whole blood is divided into red cell, plasma, and platelets. The Big Red Bus will be here on Monday, Aug. 4. The Bus will be in the Recreation Parking Lot from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. This is your time to shine. See you on the Bus!Travel ToppersWe have some seats available for the Sept. 23 trip to the Space Center. This trip includes a guided tour of NASAS launch headquarters, stops at four-story LC-39 Observation Gantry and Apollo/Saturn V Center, two IMAX movies and a chance to meet an astronaut. If time permits, a visit to Astronaut Hall of Fame. Cost is $75 for admission, guided tour, I Max movies, coach and driver tip. Food on own. Call Audrey Mangan at 854-7074. Kiss Me Kate at the Show Palace on Thursday, Oct. 2 is Cole Porters musical version of Taming of the Shrew. Play, buffet meal, coach and meal and driver tip for $75. Call Joan Connolly at 854-8697 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Travel Toppers suspended their monthly meetings until Wednesday, Sept. 3. However make any trip suggestions to any officer. They will be considered in future brochures. During the time the H&R building is closed for renovations you can get brochures at the blue boxes at the post office locations, Arbor Club, and community centers at Candler and Indigo. If any center is out of them please advise Pat Hood at 237-7428 or any officer. Try to keep cool and enjoy your summer.I can be reached at 237-9208 or jroberta@cfl.rr.com In celebrating my recent birthday, I found myself caught up in a case of nostalgia. I never imagined I would really get this old. Not that I am old, mind you, but I have reached the point in life I never thought I would when I was younger. Had I known I would get this old, I would have saved some of the energy I wasted during my teenage years. How was I to know that as you got older your supply of energy began diminishing? When I was younger, I could not sit still for long and no matter where I went, I ran. It was impossible for me just to walk. Often my mother chided me by saying, Slow down, young man. But I never could. I have finally come to the point where I am in harmony with my mothers desire. The only problem is, I am not a young man anymore. Today, I can sit in my easy chair for hours and not even move. I keep a little mirror on the stand next to my chair so my wife can periodically check to see if I am still breathing. Often, the only indication of life is the occasional snoring. One thing I have learned in growing older is that my eyes are not quite what they used to be. For example, the mailbox used to be rather close to the front door of our house. Now, I can barely see it from the front door and it takes over an hour to reach it by walking. To be truthful, halfway to the mailbox I have to pause and catch my breath. And, when I look at my checkbook, I can barely see to the end of the month. When I was young, I used to hear the saying, A penny saved is a penny earned. Now, my eyes are so bad, I cannot see anything to buy for a penny. Not only are my eyes going, but my hearing is not quite what it used to be when I was young. It is not as bad as it might seem. There is a good side to diminished hearing. When I am in a crowd with people talking, I can sit back, smile, nod my head occasionally and not have to be bored with what everybody is saying. Experience has taught me that people are not really interested in hearing what I have to say. Rather, they want me listening to what they have to say. Usually, people have a lot to say and all they require are two ears. It does not have to be ears that hear, just ears that appear. Most things heard in such circumstances are not worth hearing. Perhaps that is the genius of our ears. In aging, they develop a little bit of wisdom and after a while, they just give up, not hearing anything really worth hearing. I cannot remember the last time I heard something under such circumstances worth hearing the first time, let alone remembering. This brings me to my memory. The best thing about memory is, you can remember things the way you want to remember them. After all, it is your memory and it should be up to you to remember what you want. My memory has a way of bringing out the positive to the absolute exclusion of the negative. And who wants to dwell on the negative? Whoever said you cannot live in the past is probably not old enough to have any past worth remembering. And the marvelous thing about remembering things in the past is that you can remember them as you like. It is your version of the past. Some people write journals, I like to trust my memory. As my memory has aged, it has become better, just like a fine wine. In fact, my memory is so good I can distinctly remember things that never happened. And the details I remember are simply astounding. Each time I recount a memory I remember new details. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage has quite a different take on all of this. She remembers everything that actually happened. She has a photographic memory, whereas I have, according to her, a problematic memory. At her discretion, she can marshal all of the facts of the incident in the order in which it happened. Usually her memory throws my memory in a different light. No matter how I recount my memory, she always has some correction to it. More than once, she has claimed I stretched the truth. But I believe, if the truth cannot handle some stretching what good is it in the first place? If it is so fragile and cannot handle a little bit of stretching, I am not sure it is worth remembering. As my body gets weaker, my memory gets stronger. In the Old Testament, David spoke often of the importance of memory. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands (Psalms 143:5 KJV). For David, in his old age his memory brought him a great deal of comfort. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread (Psalms 37:25 KJV). My goal is to live each day in such a way that years down the road I will have a good memory.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 20~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Some of the things I have learned in my lifetime Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Best July ever for Master the Possibilities OTOW Happenings June Roberta Habitat looking for volunteersHabitat for Humanity of Marion County is looking for volunteers to help in construction, fundraising, our ReStore, and for our up-coming Strawberry and Craft Festival. This is a great opportunity to start the year off by helping families in need in our community. If you are in need of community service hours or have a heart for families, Habitat is the place to be! Come make new friends, and have a great time. Habitat for Humanity needs your help to make a difference in Marion County! To find out about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Marion County, Inc. please visit our website at http://habitatocala.org/volunteer/ or call Brittney Fish, volunteer coordinator, at 352351-4663. Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is a donor/volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with God and families in need. Habitat for Humanity is A Hand Up Not a Hand-out. 000IMJX R&L Auto Detailing Call for Appt. 875-6484 6895 SW Hwy. 200 4 Miles West of I-75 ... because your car deserves better. Reg. $ 39 95 SUMMER SPECIAL: HAND WASH & WAX WORLD CLASS SERVICE SINCE Includes Windows, Vacuum Carpets, Wheel Treatment, Tire Shine & Door Jams FREE LOVEBUG REMOVAL! 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Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ A21 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, August 1, 2014 BY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenThe heartbreaking violence in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere carries many messages, but heres one Americans shouldnt miss: The United States no matter who the president is cannot manage world conflict. The corollary is that when a president tries to manage it, things will usually get worse. Foresight is always defective, and tragic unintended consequences will prevail. The foreign-policy experts in both major political parties, and the intelligentsia generally, think otherwise. No matter who holds power, we can expect the opposition to complain that the chief executive poorly anticipated and thus improperly responded to world events. If this charge werent so ominous, it would be comical to hear Republicans berating Barack Obama for failing to be proactive, for repeatedly being caught by surprise, and for not exerting American leadership to keep the worlds hot spots under control and, most important, in harmony with American interests. But contrary to what Republicans say (or what Democrats would say if a Republican were in power), the fault lies not in the president at least not this fault but in the mission itself: anticipating change and managing world conflict. No president can do that competently. Why not? Because the task is not doable, and danger lies in thinking it is. Moreover, the delusion that it is doable almost always makes situations worse than they otherwise would be weapons proliferate, violence spreads, noncombatant casualties multiply and all this creates enemies for the American people. Who thinks thats a good thing? I doubt the American people would if they understood what their so-called leaders misleaders and misrepresentatives are better terms are doing to them, not to mention what the leaders are doing to the hapless subject populations abroad that suffer because of U.S.-supported machinations. The world is complex. Specifically, individual societies are infinitely complex, historically, politically, and culturally, and thus beyond the full comprehension of any person or group. Even societies ruled and ostensibly planned by dictators have informal, hidden, and spontaneous aspects that no one can fully grasp, especially outsiders. Written laws are often irrelevant to the unwritten rules and customs actually governing a society. And each society consists of many moving parts (religious, ethnic, etc.) Anyone who still thinks a U.S. president with expert advisers can determine the opportune moment to send armed forces into a country to effect regime change or to arm a presumed moderate opposition and have everything come out as planned fails to grasp this and hasnt been paying attention for the last dozen years. The same goes for anyone who still believes Americas latest brain trust can smoothly dictate political events in another country, say Ukraine, from behind the scenes with money funneled through innocent-sounding organizations like the National Endowment for Democracy. The problem with these grand plans is that there are human beings on the other end people who have their own preferences about what should take place and who are likely to resent foreign or foreign-backed interference. Another stumbling block to presidential world-building is that historical regional powers say, Russia or Iran dont look kindly on the United States asserting its will in their neighborhoods, just as American presidents have not welcomed foreign influence in Latin America. To many people in Back in the days of merry old England, the mythical Robin Hood used to ride around trying to fix the wrongs of Prince Johns excessive taxes and land grabs. The story is based around his belief that hard-working people should be able to keep what they earn. The use of eminent domain has never been one of my favorite features of government in America. For those not familiar with the term, it means that government can take a persons property, giving them fair market value, when it would serve the common good. The usually involves the building of a road or highway or construction of a community center in an already populated neighborhood. Taking someones property, even though they are compensated, for the common good is something I would expect from dictatorships (although they usually dont compensate the invididuals). Thats why it was disappointing to see the actions of the County Commission on behalf of the Marion County School Board at a recent zoning meeting. The School Board, under the guise of planning for the future, found some land in Marion Oaks that it deemed fit for an elementary school and a middle school. But theres one problem. The land, composed of dozens of individual lots, is vacant, except for one parcel right in the middle. Nine years ago a retired couple moved to Marion Oaks and built a house on that tract of land. As one person put it at the meeting, they planned to live their golden years in that house, surrounded at the moment by nature but knowing that development could eventually surround that lot. But along comes the School Board, requesting a special use permit to build an elementary school south of these folks and a middle school to their north. The Board says it will eventually either purchase that one tract or use eminent domain to grab it. A member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, who voted against the project, called it land banking. The county went along with the school plan, partially, by granting the special use permit for the elementary school site, and delaying action on the middle school site to allow the School Board to obtain the one parcel. What the county should have said was, Find another site. Were here to protect the little guy, not another government agency. Of course, that didnt happen. So even though the schools probably wouldnt be built for at least 10 years, the School Board can go ahead and try to get this parcel. The School Board is banking on the fact that Marion Oaks is going to grow to have a need for these schools. To be honest, Im not so sure of that. But that wont matter to these retirees, who may be forced out of their home if they dont willingly sell their dream house of the future. This is not the way for county commissioners or School Board members to make friends, which is surprising with elections just around the bend. You might ask, Why should I care? I live miles away from there. Well, if the county decides to build a road in your area, or build a school right near your property, it could happen to you. So yes, you should care. So well have to wait and see what happens. Meanwhile, maybe at one of these county or school meetings, Robin Hood will come riding up to protect the little guy. If you know the story, you know what happened to Prince John at the end (he was banished from England). Could that result happen here in Marion County?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. and South Marion Citizen. PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK Citizen The opinions expressed in South Marion Citizen editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns.Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 3906444All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributions are printed.Letters longer than 550 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Fridays issue.E-mail letters to: editor@smcitizen.com. Letters should be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the email. Do not use any other word processing programs. There have been several well publicized cases recently, both here and elsewhere in Florida, of people leaving a child alone in a hot car. We all know that is illegal. But lets not forget another segment of many families who shouldnt have the same thing done to them. Leaving your pet in your car while you run errands may be convenient, but as two residents of a neighboring county found out recently, it is also illegal. Charges of animal cruelty aside, leaving a pet in a vehicle can kill it. In a recent case of animal cruelty charges, the outside temperature was 95 degrees and the dog had been in the vehicle for close to 45 minutes, according to a deputys report. While the owner had the windows rolled down half way, by then the temperature in the car would have been upwards of 130 degrees. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), animals can die from heatstroke in 15 minutes. Dogs are especially susceptible as they can only cool themselves by panting or sweating through their paws. Owners do have the right to travel with their pets but should take the necessary precautions so they do not need to leave them in a hot car without water for any longer than five minutes. The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the temperature inside a vehicle will rise 19 degrees in the first 10 minutes, regardless if the windows are rolled down. If you see a pet that has been left in the car for longer than 10 minutes, contact law enforcement immediately. Pet ownership is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Driving a pet around town while you perform errands is not a good time for the pet and could harm them. Think twice before making that choice, you are likely doing it for your own satisfaction and not the pets. S UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Dont leave pets in a hot vehicle Wheres Robin Hood when you need him? Not doing anything is the right thing to do READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Technology snafus tax your patience. But before you throw that computer or other bulky hardware into the trash, take a deep breath and call someone knowledgeable for help. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Dont be too upset if your generosity goes unappreciated. These things happen, and rather than brood over it, move on. A new friend could open up some exciting new possibilities. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A loved one helps you get through an especially difficult emotional situation. Spend the weekend immersed in the body and soul restorative powers of music and the other arts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You are pretty much in charge of what you want to do this week. However, it might be a good idea to keep an open mind regarding suggestions from people you know you can trust. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Another chance to shine (something always dear to the Lions heart) might be resented by others. But you earned it, so enjoy it. The weekend brings news about a family member. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A suggestion that never took off could become viable again. Dust it off, update if needed, and resubmit it. In your personal life, a new relationship takes an interesting turn. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Confronting a new challenge to your stated position could work to your advantage by settling all doubts once youre able to present a solid defense backed up by equally solid facts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You enjoy doing nice things for others. But this is a good time to do something nice for yourself as well. You might want to start by planning a super-special getaway weekend. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Some changes you feel you need to make might be reasonable and appropriate. But others might lead to problems. Think things through carefully before you act. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Good instincts usually keep the surefooted Goat on the right path. What others might see as stubbornness on your part, in fact reflects your good sense of what is worth supporting. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A period of introspection could lead to some surprising conclusions and also equally surprising changes involving a number of your positions on many issues. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The financially practical Pisces might want to take a sensible approach to spending as well as investing. Being prudent now pays off later. PLEASESEERICHMAN, PAGE16 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR CodeRED upgradeThis is Sheriff Chris Blair with an important message for all residents and businesses in Marion County. We have recently upgraded our CodeRED Emergency Notification System to include Weather Warning, an automatic severe weather notification service to alert citizens and businesses in the path of severe thunderstorms, flash floods and tornados. Citizens must register to receive these warnings by going to the Marion County Sheriffs website, at www.marionso.com, clicking on the CodeRED logo then entering their contact information. At sign up, you may select which types of warnings youd like to receive. Entering your information will also update our Emergency Notification System with your current contact details. There is no charge to register for this service and you can enter more than one phone number. If you know of anyone who did not receive this call who lives in Marion County, please encourage them to visit our website and get signed up. Should you not have Internet access, please contact a friend or family member to help add your contact information to our system. Sheriff Chris Blair Marion CountyEducating on the cheapMany of our state representatives are claiming that education is at the top of their agenda but results show otherwise. Trying to educate our children on the cheap does not work. Treating our teachers and our whole educational system as an afterthought does not promote trust for our state legislative leaders. I do not like to live in the past but a few years ago a well rounded education was a good template for the future of our state. In the recent past it was more important to pass the PLEASESEELETTERS, PAGE16

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The 79th Annual Old Fiddlers Convention will be held next week in Virginia where hundreds of country and mountain music fans along with fiddlers get together to enjoy popular tunes of yesterday. While theyre fiddling around, Pun Alley takes us to its own musical humor.Oh, really?Mr. O. Fiddle had a lifelong dream of going to Divinity School to get his Doctor of Divinity degree. After years of saving, at long last, he entered the university. He worked and studied hard and this June his dream came true when he finally received his degree. From that day forward, he will be known to one and all as O. Fiddle D. D. Dog gone!Little Harold was practicing the violin in the living room while his father was trying to read in the den. The family dog was lying in the den, and as the screeching sounds of little Harolds violin reached his ears, she began to howl loudly. The father listened to the dog and the violin as long as he could. Then he jumped up, slammed his paper to the floor and yelled above the noise, Cant you play something the dog doesnt know?Dont string him upA down and out musician was playing his fiddle in the middle of a busy shopping mall. Striding over, a policeman asked, May I please see your permit? I dont have one, confessed the musician. In that case, youll have to accompany me. Splendid! exclaimed the musician. What shall we play? The musician was arrested and wound up in court. Havent I seen your face before? the judge demanded, looking down at the defendant. You have, Your Honor, the man answered hopefully. I gave your son fiddle lessons last winter. Ah, yes, recalled the judge. Twenty years!Random notesIn 1688 the first music score appeared: Bach 4 Beethoven 3. A fiddler is a man who is always up to his chin in music. Marriage brings music into a mans life. He learns to play second fiddle. The conductor who didnt pay his orchestra had to face the music. A classical music station invited listeners to fax their requests with the caution, If it aint baroque, dont fax it. NSA agents make great companions because they listen to everything you say. Old Chamber Music Quartets never die; they just go for baroque. According to some, the best pickup to put on a fiddle is a F150. Toms father plays the piano by ear and fiddles with his whiskers. Marriage is like a violin. After the music is over, you still have the strings. I wasnt sure what was wrong with my violin, so I had to fiddle with it. When he joined the prison quartet, the deep-voiced guy turned into a striped bass. When the music store closes for lunch, they put a sign on the door, Bach In One Hour. Just under that someone added, Offenbach Sooner. The first automobile commercial was set to music. It was the first car tune.B flatJoe went out for the School Orchestra, but was so high-strung and keyed up that he didnt know how to conduct himself. He fiddled around so much that the teacher wouldnt let him play even second fiddle. His failure was noteworthy, and his flatter E got him nowhere.High strung musicSmith took his wife to the circus, and the man on the flying trapeze, high above the crowd, hung precariously by his toes as he swung through the air. Mrs. Smith watched incredulously as the trapeze artist, still hanging by his toes and swinging, arched his back and forced his head through his legs. She rose to her feet with mouth agape as the performer reached behind his back with one hand and drew forth a fiddle, and reached behind his back with the other hand and drew forth a bow. As the flying trapeze man swung 100 feet above the audience, hanging on by his toes, he began playing a tune on his fiddle behind his back. Oh, John! exclaimed Mrs. Smith. Isnt he wonderful? Smith shrugged and grunted: He aint no Heifetz. I trust that after reading todays column you are fit as a fiddle and not fit to be tied. I will be fiddling around for material for next weeks Pun Alley. Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Fiddling around with music on Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Alzheimers caregivers can join support groupIf you are a caregiver of a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers disease, or have been recently diagnosed with the disease, Emeritus Ocala West would like to invite you to our monthly support groups. In addition to peer support, the groups will also invite specialists in the field who can answer questions about Dementia and Alzheimers disease, its causes, how a diagnosis is made and current research, as well as coping mechanisms for caregivers. Emeritus Ocala West staff will be available to discuss our unique Join Their Journey Program. There is no cost to attend this group and everyone who is living with a friend or family member with Dementia or Alzheimers is encouraged to attend. Support groups are the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. Please contact Kathy Baggs, Community Relations Director, at 352-861-4444 for more information. Emeritus Ocala West is at 9070 S/W/ 80th Ave., Ocala. Family members, friends and co-workers gathered on Friday, July 25 to witness as nine of Ocala Fire Rescues recent hires were officially sworn in. The pinning ceremony held at the Florida State Fire College was conducted in an intimate manner where the families where as much part of the induction as the firefighters being celebrated. After reciting the oath of service, OFRs Fire Chief Bradd Clark was joined by Assistant Fire Chiefs Michael Alsup and Anthony Ortiz in presenting each firefighter with their individual badge. Item that was then pinned to the recruit by a family member, or superior. I am extremely proud to welcome these men to the fire service and to the City of Ocala Fire Chief Clark said. The department hired these firefighters based on their individual character strengths traits that will continue to build trust between the citizens and Ocala Fire Rescue for years to come. New firefighters join Ocala department OCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOPin recipients from left to right: Tyron Heath, Justin Clavier, Nathan Everhardt, Edward Munchel, Nico Reynolds, Thiago Novaes, Nicholas Melton, and Eric Young. THANK YOU CITRUS/MARION COUNTIESCALL (352) 489-4844Owner Does The WorkCLEANMASTER26 Years in Business Get Any 2 ServicesSame Day and SAVE! Gutter Cleaning Entire HouseOnly $50Pressure Cleaning House Driveway Pool Enclosure Roof FREE ESTIMATES! Carpet Cleaning $18(3 room minimum)Dry Cleaning or SteamPer Room Sofa and Loveseat Call for DetailsFurniture Cleaning$601 Chair Cleaned FREE 000IUB8 000ISKS 10% OFF LIQUOR & WINE MUST PRESENT COUPON A T TIME OF PURCHASE. DISCOUNT FOR LIQUOR & WINE ONL Y! 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Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com LOOK AWAY, LOOK, AWAY By Wilton BarnhardtThis is a book about the New South as it appears in the Tony Meyers Park section of Charlotte, North Carolina where the Joseph Johnston family resides. Mr. Johnston descends from an infamous Confederate general who surrendered the largest number of troops at Bennett Place in Durham. His wife calls him Joseph only when shes furious; otherwise, hes known by his nickname Duke for the university he attended. Matriarch Jerene is a steel magnolia whos all about appearances despite the familys fortunes having long disappeared. Each chapter introduces a family member Jerenes siblings, mother, and four childrenwho all appear only once, no circling back. The novel begins with the youngest Johnston child, a midlife baby actually, teenage Jerilyn. Shes longing to shed her good-girl, nerdy high-school image at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by joining a sluttish sorority. There she gets more than she bargained for at a frat party where shes raped. But scheming momma Jerene turns the unfortunate incident into some much needed cash. Jerenes brother, Gaston Jarvis, has made millions writing Southern romances with a preposterous heroine named Cordelia Florabloom. Once a serious writer who gained entry into a literary circle that included William Styron and James Baldwin, he now ignores the snubs, drinks to excess, and laughs all the way to the bank. Nor does he share his considerable wealth with his family. He refuses to contribute to his elderly mothers expensive retirement digs: I will not lift a finger. She can have an old age as fine as the childhood she gave us. Jerenes other sibling is reclusive Dillard, a maiden lady. Rounding out the children are preacher Bo, closeted Joshua, and outspoken, thricemarried Annie. The Johnstons are a bundle of contradictions, paying homage to the manners of the Old South but cherry-picking among the messy or troublesome. Comparing this highly readable, sprawling book to A Confederacy of Dunces, as some have, may be a stretch, but you wouldnt want to miss a moment of Christmas dinner at Jerenes when family secrets come pouring out thick and fast. Book about North Carolina family full of contradictions Bookmark Pat Wellington BY ENID B. JONES Special to the CitizenNext Meeting Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center, Building BIn June Gary Green and Cheryl Olin were welcomed by members of Marion Oaks Democratic Club to talk about the need for Democrats to go out and vote in all of the up-coming elections. The two presenters are cochairs of the Tri-County Unified Progressives, a non-partisan interest group working to move Marion, Lake and Sumter voters forward into a grass root movement for a greater impact but working especially to secure a people-friendly government and society. Democratic voters in these counties can have a significant impact on the outcomes of local, state and national elections which would be an indication of the views and ideas of the party. The presenters spoke of Marion Oaks Democratic Club being inspired by President Obama's election campaign in 2008 and their own involvement in activities related to the election. The community boots on the ground events of the 2008 elections were very significant in moving voters to the polls. However, the 2010 mid-term losses genPLEASESEEOAKS, PAGE26 Benefit concertTLC will take another step in fundraising toward their dream with the Lola and the Saints benefit concert to be held at West Port High School on Sunday, Aug. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. The doo-wop group will be performing classic tunes from the s and s Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door, or by calling 352-861-0252. Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater this week invited Floridians to the 2014 Florida Unclaimed Property Auction. This public auction of more than 60,000 items valued in excess of $1 million will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Double Tree Airport Hotel in Orlando. A preview of items will be held on Friday, Aug. 8. The unclaimed property auction features items from safe deposit boxes that have gone unclaimed for years despite efforts to return them to their owners. These items include jewelry, watches and rare coins. Proceeds from the auction are deposited into the states education fund where they work to support Floridas public school system. Should a property owner discover that he or she owned an item that was auctioned, however, the proceeds from the sale can be claimed any time at no cost. Featured auction items include four $1,000 bills, a mens 18k gold and diamond Rolex brand watch, a 6.36carat platinum and diamond cocktail ring and several classic baseball cards featuring baseball greats such as Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige and Willie Mays. Since 2011, Floridas Bureau of Unclaimed Property has returned more than $775 million in unclaimed property to Floridians. This record-breaking effort is due to extensive proactive outreach efforts aimed at reconnecting lost valuables with their rightful owner. To search for or claim unclaimed property, visit www.FLTreasureHunt.org, or call 1-88-VALUABLE or 850-413-5555. Unclaimed property auction set in Orlando The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, is venturing into the birthday party business this fall with its new Arty Parties. Arty Parties are a fun, creative way to celebrate childrens birthdays and other special occasions, said Victoria Billig, assistant director of the museum. This is just one more way for the museum to inspire creativity in budding artists. Arty Parties include a hands-on art experience led by museum education staff, a visit to the galleries and refreshments. Party hosts can choose from several themes. Party fees include admission to the museum for up to 15 children, online party invitations and party favor bags. Also new to the Appletons fall calendar is Half-day Happenings, a creative way to spend Marion County Public School Early Release Days. Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10, from 1:303 p.m., the museum will offer an art assignment with hands-on art-making experience for students. Students ages 7-12 can also enroll in After School Explorations, a series of four five-week sessions beginning in September, each focusing on a different medium and theme. Session themes are Sculpture Fun, Clay Sampler, Drawing and Painting, and Watercolor Magic. Returning this year for adults is Art 101, a series of hands-on workshops. Paint a silk scarf Sept. 16, paint with watercolors Oct. 21, or paint with acrylics Nov. 18. The museum will also offer two sixweek Dig into Clay workshops where adults can create earthenware sculptures, vessels and other ceramic artworks using a variety of hand-building techniques. The first workshop session begins Sept. 8 and the second session begins Oct. 27. During each session, classes are held once a week for six consecutive weeks. The cost is $150 for Appleton members and $200 for nonmembers, with an additional $25 supply fee. For more information a contact Marie Fielding at 352-291-4455, ext. 1558. 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Whether you are just starting out or want to learn something new, the workshop will give you real-world strategies that are easy to follow. When: W ednesdays August 13, 20, 27 & September 3 10:30 a.m. Where: Royal Palms Plaza 8960 SW Hwy. 200 Ste 3, Ocala, FL 34481 352-237-2430 Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

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Each time there is an emergency, real-life heroes spring into action even before lights come on and sirens sound. The highly-trained dispatchers at Marion Countys Public Safety Communications center help residents as soon as 911 is dialed and they have garnered another top-notch accreditation for their excellence in delivering this service. The department recently earned accreditation from the Florida Telecommunications Accreditation Commission (FLATAC), becoming the first dispatch facility that handles more than just law enforcement emergencies to receive this recognition. FLATAC assessors closely evaluated the department and interviewed many of the PSCs 65 employees, judging the agency on its compliance with 116 standards of training, security, dispatch operations (fire, EMS and law enforcement) and handling of critical and unusual incidents. The FLATAC accreditation comes on the heels of other recognitions; the department is one of only a few centers in the world to hold fire and EMS accreditations from the National Academy of Emergency Dispatch (NAED). It raises us to a higher standard, Public Safety Communications Director Karl Oltz said of the departments dedication to obtaining such credentials. Some centers arent accredited at all they set their own standards. We hold our dispatchers to criteria set by outside experts. It should give residents confidence to know that when they need help the most, theyll be speaking with people who have proven their competence and ability. Dispatchers employed at Marion Countys Public Safety Communications center handle more than 400,000 emergency incident calls each year. They receive more than three months of training, which prepares them to handle three types of emergency calls: law enforcement, fire and medical. Their work is constantly reviewed and critiqued, because how they respond at the other end of the line in any situation can mean life or death. Public Safety Communications provides professional emergency communications and dispatch services to Belleview Police Department, Dunnellon Fire Department, Dunnellon Police Department, Marion County Fire Rescue, Marion County Sheriffs Office and Ocala Fire Rescue. Just last year, the department implemented cost-saving measures that will save taxpayers upwards of $850,000 on a reoccurring basis. Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Lola and the Saints in benefit concertThe TLC Time Capsule is set to transport you and your friends back in time to the golden era of the 50s and 60s. Lola and the Saints will perform a concert at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Tickets are $15 each and are available at www.tlcocala.org under the Donate button. Proceeds from this concert will support the programs and dream of Transitions Life Center to benefit adults with special needs who have aged out of the ESE programs within the public school system. Please contact Ginger Broslat at 352-861-0252 or ginger@tlcocala.org.Free Living Healthy WorkshopDo you want to take control of your chronic illness? This workshop series takes place once a week, for two and a half hours, for six weeks. People with different chronic health problems attend together. Created by Stanford University, the seminars cover the following: 1) techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and 6) how to evaluate new treatments. Class size is limited to 16 people. The first class is 9:30-noon on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The class takes place at the Ocala Health Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 SW 84th Court Suite 500, Ocala). To enroll in this class and begin improving your quality of life, call 1800-530-1188. Saturday, Aug. 16 Tribute Quartet appearsNationally known Tribute Quartet is one of the countrys most dynamic and beloved male quartets in all of gospel music. Their vision is to preserve the heritage and promote the future of Southern Gospel Music. Accumulated honors include radio hits and awards such as Group of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the year. This is a free concert; a love offering will be received. It beings at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR200), Ocala. For information, 352-861-6182, or www.ccomc.org.Monday, Aug. 18 Unarmed Security Officer courseThe College of Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute is accepting enrollment for its Class D Unarmed Security Officer course. The state-approved course meets the 40-hour education requirement for unarmed security officers. The class will meet from 6-10 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18, through Friday, Aug. 29, in Building 31 at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The fee is $140 and includes all training material. All class time must be attended. Registration will be accepted until the first day of class or all seats have been filled. For more information or to register, contact Pat Kalfs at 352-873-5838, ext.1569, or James Charles at ext. 1431. To learn more about CF, visit CF.edu.Wednesday, Aug. 20 Womans Club membership driveThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will hold a fall Membership Social and Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. All club members are invited and welcome to bring friends and prospective members to the event. The Liitle Women Juniorettes of Ocala will be participating also. Both clubs are members of the General Federation of Womens Clubs headquartered in Washington, D. C. The GFWC is an international organization whose members are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. All women in the area are welcome. For further information, contact President Patti Stewart at 351-2708 or Frances Kolonia at 629-7397. Saturday, Aug. 23 Hard Rock Casino tripSt. Jude Catholic Community in Marion Oaks is sponsoring another trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 23. Cost is $35 per person. The bus will leave the St. Jude parking lot at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. For information and reservations please contact Ghislaine at 245-9962.Tuesday, Sept. 23 Candidates invited to forumThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Evelyn B. Kelly will serve as moderator. Candidates for the Marion County Commission, the Marion County School Board, and the Florida House of Representatives are invited to participate. For further information contact Frances at 352-629-7397 or email: ocaladowns@yahoo.com. Friday, Sept. 19 St. Jude fish dinnersBeginning Friday, Sept. 19, St. Jude Catholic Community in Marion Oaks will be serving fish dinners from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dinners will be served once a month. The menu includes fried or baked fish, cole slaw, French fries and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door.Saturday, Sept. 27 St. Jude flea marketSt. Jude Catholic Community in Marion Oaks is having another flea market. The date is Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outside space is available at $15 per table. Inside tables are $20 each. Donations of clean and gently used items will be accepted during our regular Thrift Store hours. No televisions will be accepted. Breastfeeding Week celebrated in MarionThe Florida Department of Health in Marion County is inviting mothers to the Aug. 6 Mom and Babys Club meeting The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is celebrating World Breastfeeding Week through the entire month of August, and is having a special celebration for mothers at the August Mom and Babys Club meeting. The club meets at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at the Departments Ocala location, 1801 SE 32nd Ave., near Jervey Gantt Park. There will be refreshments, door prizes, and a chance to find out what the club has to offer. Feeding is one of the most important decisions for a mother to make, said Debbie Flowers, breastfeeding coordinator at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. With all the advantages of breastfeeding, we want to do everything we can to help mothers succeed. Pediatricians recommend that babies be fed only breast milk for the first six months of life. Solid foods should be fed at about six months and breastfeeding should continue until the baby is at least one year old. The Departments training, counseling and support programs can help Marion County mothers give their babies the best possible start with breastfeeding. Trained staff, support groups and breastfeeding peer counseling programs are available to help. The Mom and Babys Club is a support group for mothers to share their challenges, successes and friendship. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month in the Departments Ocala facility. The Department also offers breastfeeding classes. The classes give mothers expert instruction and practical information to help them succeed. These classes are held on the second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of each month, also in the departments Ocala location. For more information, call the Department at 352-622-1161. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-5087465. Please use our e-mail editor@smcitizen.com Public safety communications earns accreditation County Commissioners with some of those honored. Remember to call 911 for emergencies only. Non-emergencies: Sheriff 732-8181. Ocala Police: 369-7000 (for info) or 369-7070 (for service) HOUSECLEANING BY DIANA CLEANING First Time Cleaning No Extra Fee$$! 000ISBV 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 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. 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Saturday, Aug. 2 Yoga in Sholom ParkCome and enjoy the Peace Park with a beautiful yoga class at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 873-2276.Thursday, Aug. 7 WOW Singles to meetWOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call after 10 a.m.: 861-9487 or 237-5842. Thursday, Aug. 7, 12:30 p.m., Ruby Tuesday, 3500 College Road. Thursday, Aug. 21, 12:30 p.m., The Mojo Grill, 2013 SW 17th St., in front of Target.Clothing for families in needThe Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will be giving out free new and gently used childrens clothing to families in need at their annual Clothe the Children drive on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church pavilion, 7525 U.S. Hwy. 41 in Dunnellon. For more information, call 489-5954.Saturday, Aug. 9 School open house at HopeHope Evangelical Lutheran Church is sponsoring a Back-to-School Open House on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. School children and their parents are encouraged to drop by for hot dogs, soft drinks, etc. Some free school supplies will be available. Call 4895511 for more information. Book sale for animal food bankA book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will take place Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. They are not accepting books until fall. Bring your aluminum cans. For information, call 352-291-1962.Sunday, Aug. 10 German Americans plan celebrationThe German American Club of Marion County will hold an anniversary dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes pork schnitzel, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. Please bring your own beverage. Music will be provided by Joan & Jess. Semi-formal attire is requested. Tickets are $16 per member or $20 per non-member and may be purchased by calling Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com 4~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free community newspaper covering news of communities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Cay, On Top of the World, Kingsland Country Estates, Countryside Farms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake, Woods and Meadows Estates, Paddock Farms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherrywood Estates, Hardwood Trails, Candler Hills, Country Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Citizen: If your community is listed above and the Citizen is not delivered to your home and you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 200 Corridor, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean (352) 564-2957 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 The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is offering special back-to-school immunization clinics in August to help students get ready for school. Vaccines provide the best defense to protect you and your family from the spread of infectious diseases, said Jan Stepp, Immunization Clinic supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. We want to give parents every opportunity to get their kids ready for the school year by taking advantage of our immunization services before school starts. The Department will offer free school vaccinations at the Marion County Childrens Alliance Back-to-School Bash. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center, 1510 NW 4th Street, Ocala. In addition to school immunizations, the event includes fun and games, food, and free backpacks for school. For information on the Back to School Bash, call 352438-5990. The Department of Health has scheduled special back-to-school immunization clinics 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Aug. 4, Aug. 11 and Aug. 18 at the Departments Ocala facility, 1801 SE 32nd Ave. No appointment is needed, and the immunizations are free for those ages 18 and younger. Parents should bring their childs immunization records if they have them. New health requirements mean that children may need an additional polio vaccination before they can enter kindergarten. Children entering seventh grade require the Tdaptetanus diphtheria and acellular pertussisbooster vaccine. Vaccination requirements include: Kindergarten through sixth grade: two doses of the varicella vaccine. Grades seven through 12: one dose of the varicella vaccine. Grades seven through 12: the Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) vaccine. Students entering a Florida school for the first time should have two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. For information on immunizations, call the Department at 352-629-0137, ext. 2017. The Department works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow us on Twitter at @HealthyFla and on Facebook. For more information about the Florida Department of Health please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. Hey, kids! Time for your shots PLEASESEESHOTS, PAGE25 SHOTSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Community Calendar More on Page 5 E The Environmental MagazineD ear E arthT alk: R ecent new s cov erage of the disappearance of M alay sian Airlines F light 370 reminded us all again of how much debris, including plastic, is in our oceans. T o w hat ex tent is this a real problem that threatens ocean or human health? M argaret Ainsw orth, Philadelphia, PA The so-far in-vain search for Flight 370 has indeed stirred up interest in the growing problem of ocean debris as objects thought to possibly be plane parts have repeatedly turned out to be just floating trash. The ocean is like a plastic soup, bulked up with the croutons of these larger items, Charles Moore, the captain who discovered an ocean trash gyre roughly the size of Texas swirling around in the deep ocean currents between Hawaii and California, told the Associated Press. Its like a toilet bowl that swirls but doesnt flush, he added. Moores Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one of five such debris vortexes in the worlds oceans. Last April, searchers for MH370 stumbled onto the eastern edge of one of them in the Indian Ocean, at first mistaking some of the larger bobbing objects for airplane wreckage. While this floating flotsam may be a time-wasting distraction for MH370 searchers, green leaders are worried about it for other reasons. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), trash and other ocean debris can cause direct harm to wildlife that ingests or gets caught in it and can break or suffocate coral reefs that are key habitat for many of the worlds marine species. Marine debris can also contribute to the movement of harmful invasive species that hitch rides from one body of water to another. Another issue is that so much marine debris is comprised of plastic, much of which takes hundreds of years to break down and ends up in the digestive systems of everything from whales to plankton, including much of the seafood that ends up on our dinner plates. The 2011 report, Plastic Debris in the California Marine Ecosystem, by the California Ocean Science Trust, California Ocean Protection Council and Sea Grant found that plastic debris in the ocean not only leaches some chemical pollutants that were added during manufacture but also absorbs and accumulates others. This includes many persistent organic pollutants (so-called POPs that have been used extensively for things like pest control, crop production and industrial manufacturing) from surrounding seawater and marine sediments. These POPs have been linked to population declines, diseases and behavioral or physical abnormalities in many wildlife species. Researchers are still not sure how these chemicals, as well as others (Bisphenol A, phthalates, phenanthrene, etc.) may affect marine ecosystems in the long run. In the meantime, we can all play a role in reducing the amount of plastic and other debris that end up in our oceans. The most effective way to stop plastic pollution in our oceans is to make sure it never reaches the water in the first place, says the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental non-profit. According to the group, individuals need to take care to recycle and never litter, while manufacturers should reducing packaging and design more of it to be fully recyclable. NRDC and others are also working on the legislative front to try to institutionalize such measures. CONTACTS: U.S. E PA M arine D ebris I mpacts, w ater epa. gov/ty pe/ oceb/ marinedebris/ md_ impacts.c fm; Plastic D ebris in the California M arine E cosystem, calost. org/ pdf/ scienceinitiativ es/ marine%20debris/ Plastic%20Report_10-411.pdf; NRDC, www.nrdc. org.EarthTalk is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E The Environmental Magazine (www.emagazine.com). Send questions to: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Missing jet shows how much debris is in the ocean EARTH TALK Guide Dog Foundation needs volunteersThe Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-687-4335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337. 000ISU9 Lic. #MM31909 Massage Therapy Manual Lymphatic Drainage at Jasmine Plaza By appointment only 352-620-4298 Lic. Massage Therapist Penny Chester-Reilly 30 min. $ 25 60 min. $40 90 min. $60 Give yourself the gift of a massage! 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falls on her shoulders. Working tirelessly Geri gets out the Chirp magazine each month; greets new residents with information and documents; insures that the numerous classes and fitness programs are staffed properly and in short; keeps our very active community running smoothly. Literally, everything we do or is done for us is coordinated through Geri. Craft Shows to Flu shots; Phone book entries to the Senior Olympics games; all these and much more are in her bailiwick Perhaps the least pleasant of her jobs is to field the handful of complaints that occasionally come into the office. As in any community, there are always a few people that are not satisfied with management so Geri cheerfully fields their concerns as well. Because Geri lives in Citrus County the commute to and from her home has put an extra strain on her. Having her dad come and live with her has been a joy in her life but as one can imagine; it is also a source of constant concern. For these reasons, when a favorable job was offered to her just a mile from her house; Geri accepted. Fortunately there will be time for Geri to assist in training her replacement. Geri will have a couple of weeks to come in part time to show the new person all of the ins and outs of running the office. Personally, Geri has been a great help to me in my duties as the reporter for Cherrywood. Besides pre-editing each weeks edition of the Citizen; she has kept me posted about upcoming events; alerted me to particular community events that would be of interest to my readers and provided me with much needed comic relief at times. More than all of these factors; she has been a friend. Geris husband Lentz is looking forward to spending more time with her and of course her dad will get the benefit of her being closer to home. This will mean a better opportunity for her to grow both in her personal life and professional career. When asked if she had any regrets about leaving Cherrywood Geri replied; I will miss the people. I can say in reply; with deep appreciation for all she has done for us; and with a sincere wish of luck in her new endeavor; we will miss you too Geri. Stop by the office and say good-bye when you get a chance.Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, August 1, 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 payment s to South Marion Citizen office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL 34432 or call... 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And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 Dachshund Miniature Puppy Long Hair, black & cream, Champion blood line, Health Certificate. male-$250 352-795-0200 or 352-220-4792-Cell 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. DRIVERSCDL-A:Home EVERY Weekend! ALL Loaded/ Empty Miles Paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or Walk A way Lease No Money Down1-855-971-8524 HOUSEKEEPINGRelate well w/ people -able to lift 50lbs. Hours vary, able to work wknds. Apply in Person M-F 10-3@ Rainbow Rivers Club 20510 The Granada, Dunnellon, or email sab.rrc@gmail.com NO CALLS PLEASE. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in Original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Aug. 9th 9a-5p Sun. 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In fact, if the democrats could prevail in Congress through the mid-term elections we would have a major victory and possibly a more productive national political arena.Action Meetings The Friday Forum of Marion County meets on the second Friday of each month. These luncheon meetings are held at Buffet City, State Road 200 at Martin Luther King Blvd. Speakers discuss a different topic each month. Lunch is $10, and an RSVP is suggested. For more information contact the Friday Forum of Marion County: fridayforumofmarioncounty@gmail.com Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 or Jan Lentz at 352-425-6219. The need for volunteers at Democratic Executive Committee Headquarters at 601 SW 1st Ave., Ocala to help with the phones on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is critical. For more information call 352-402-9494 or email Joyce Blake at blakejag90@embarqmail.com OAKSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 This weeks puzzle answers GERICONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Administrator of the Year Award is given annually by Florida Health Care Association to an ALF administrator of an FHCA-member facility with demonstrated service to the Association, along with significant and measurable achievements in overall facility administration, workforce innovation, survey record and implementation of quality improvement programs. By creating an atmosphere where residents can live life to the fullest, Mikula has fostered greater success for Pacifica Senior Living Ocala. Occupancy has increased from 55 to 98 percent, staff turnover has been reduced by 75 percent, and for two years in a row the facility has been voted "Readers Choice" by the South Marion Citizen. His focus on quality care also led the facility to achieve the best ranking possible a deficiency-free survey reflecting a perfect score in the latest health care inspection conducted by the state Agency for Health Care Administration. HONORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 November. Neither candidates for District 11 incumbent Richard Nugent (Rep.) or David Koller (D) have challengers and thus do not appear on the primary ticket. Democrats will choose their candidate for governor in the primary former Governor Charlie Crist or long-time Florida State Senator Nan Rich as well as their candidate for Attorney General George Shelton or Perry E. Thurston. While written questions may be submitted at the luncheon Aug. 8, we would really appreciate it if your issues and concerns could be e-mailed in advance to FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com. You may also telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 for further information. 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Matthew Murray knew life would change a bit when he moved to Ocala last fall. As a 27 year-old with down syndrome, his options are somewhat limited. What he didnt expect was how many new friends he would make through an organization called Transitions Life Center. When Matt moved here, I was really concerned about how he would adjust, says his mom Diane Murray. We were so glad we found TLC (Transitions Life Center). He went to the summer camp and loved it. To have the friendship and camaraderie he has found means so much to me. The people at TLC are awesome, says Matthew. I have so many friends now and they are all good people. At camp, I did woodworking, crafts and learned about science experiments that were really cool. The dance at the end of camp was great. Transitions Life Center is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that is providing programing for adults with special needs who have completed the ESE programs within the public school system. The group started with a summer camp in 2013 and began a Saturday program called THRIVE in January. THRIVE stands for teamwork, honor, respect, independence, values and education. TLC held a spiritual day in January where an ecumenical mission exchange team from Jamaica worked with TLC volunteers to share lessons and activities based on the Proverbs 17:17 scripture, A friend loves at all times. Matthew attended the TLC Spiritual Day, I had a great day, says Matthew. I got to see my TLC friends again and made even more friends with people from Jamaica. Matthew found a special connection with Elton Watson, a minister in the Jamaican Mission Team. While Diane is thrilled her son has made a connection and found a place with TLC, she, like many parents, looks forward to the organizations continued growth. I know their plan is to have a residential facility one day, says Diane. I hope it is in the near future. All parents want their children to grow up and have a full life of their own. That doesnt change when your child has a disability. Matthew would love to live somewhat independently, but in a setting where he is safe. Thats what TLC wants to do. To learn more about TLC, visit www.tlcocala.org. If you would like a speaker from TLC as a program for your organization, contact Ginger Broslat at 352861-0252 or ginger@tlcocala.org. BRIEFS Candidates set for Aug. 8 forumThe Friday Forum of Marion County is giving voters another opportunity to carefully consider County Commission and judicial candidates before the Aug. 26 primary when the speaker/luncheon group next meets at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 8 at Buffet City, State Road 200 at MLK Jr. Blvd. Comoderators will be CF Humanities Professor Darrell Riley, former Star Banner staffer who is well known for his work with the Ocala Civic Theater and the Friends of the Library, and School Board candidate Diane Schrier, state public policy chair and national board member for public policy, American Association of University Women. Issues determined by local officials School Board members, county commissioners and judges often more directly impact our lives than do those elected to national office. And yet as few as 15 percent of registered voters participate in primaries with at least 60 percent of the total population later lamenting the quality of public servants (who often begin their rise from local to national office through the primary system) with the resounding cry to throw the bums out. Given that Florida is a closed primary state only Republicans will fill the remaining County Commission seat on Aug. 26 when they choose the incumbent Carl Zalak former member of the commission Glen Fiorello or a write-in candidate Christopher Tarner. Party members will also determine on that date if Congressman Ted Yoho (R, District 3) or his primary challenger, Jake Rush, will run against Democrat Marihelen Wheeler in INDEX Bookmark..............................23 Cherrywood.........................13 Classifieds.............................26 Judis Journal.......................12 Marion Landing..................17 Oak Run.................................18 OTOW.....................................20 Out to Pastor..........................9 Pun Alley...............................22 Puzzles...................................21CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 8 www.smcitizen.com BY JOHN EVERLOVE Cherrywood CorrespondentToday, Friday,1 an era will end at Cherrywood Estates. Geri Watrouse will be leaving her position in the office to start a new adventure in her career. For seven years she has been the ambassador to our community: the facilitator for Cherrywood Property Management and the liaison to the residents concerning our many varied activities. When she first began, Geris position was only part time. Shortly after starting work, her responsibilities and duties expanded and the hours grew longer. For more than six years she has been working full time helping to plan and execute the multiple events here in our community. Each month Geri collects the maintenance fees; organizes each Summer Fest event; lines up the entertainment and food for comedy night and the other many parties that are sponsored by Cherrywood Property Management. She also acts as hostess for most of these happenings making sure that they come off without a hitch. The planning and scheduling for everything that occurs in our clubhouse and on our property28~ Friday, August 1, 2014 www.smcitizen.com More than 700 long term care professionals from across Florida were on hand to applaud Jim Mikula, administrator of Pacifica Senior Living Ocala (Quiet Oaks), as he was honored as the 2014 Assisted Living Facility Administrator of the Year by Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). The award, presented to Mikula during FHCA's Annual Conference in Orlando, is the highest honor given to ALF administrators in Florida's long term care profession. Jim Mikula has worked in long term care facilities for more than 30 years. He is a role model for the culture change movement, a name commonly given to the national movement to transform older adult services so they are based on person-directed values and practices. Under his leadership, Pacifica Senior Living has instituted everything from consistent assignment to open dining schedules to resident choice for medication times. "FHCA is pleased to honor Jim Mikula with this prestigious award," said FHCA Executive Director Emmett Reed. "He is a role model, a change agent and a relentless advocate for top quality care at the local and statewide levels. In so many ways, he truly embodies the best of our profession and is tremendously deserving of this award." Geri Watrouse will be leaving her job at Cherrywood Geri leaving Cherrywood Jim Mikula with Rosemary Carbonelli, FHCAs former Assisted Living Vice President. PLEASESEEGERI, PAGE3 Quiet Oaks administrator honored PLEASESEEHONOR, PAGE3 On Top of the World resident Matthew Murray right, proudly displays his created collage of Gods beauty from a nature walk at the TLC THRIVE program Spiritual Day. He is pictured with Elton Watson, his new friend from Jamaica who was part of the ecumenical mission exchange. Transitions Life Center helps OTOW resident Benefit concert set at West Port Aug. 10 See photo, Page 6 PLEASESEEFORUM, PAGE3 000IW5L