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BRIEFS Family Harvest Day at Palm ChevroletFamily Harvest Day will be held at Palm Chevrolet on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Toys for Tots. The days focus is on fun for the kids. There will be free pumpkin decorating, face painting, a haystack treasure hunt, in addition to refreshments and prizes for the youngsters. Participants are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy, gift card, or make a $5 donation. Every donor will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $500 shopping spree for a special child in your life. Participation is free; however, attendees are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys, gift cards or monetary donation. Palm Chevrolet hosts one event each month to benefit a charitable or benevolent organization. Palm Chevrolet is at 2300 SW College Road in Ocala. Additional information is available at PalmChevyKia.com. Breast cancer screening initiativeOcala Health announces the launch of its fourth annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign in conjunction with Advanced Imaging Centers. The initiative is designed to raise local awareness of breast cancer, a disease responsible for more than 40,000 deaths annually, as well as to promote the importance of early detection. Ocala Health provides the public a means to participate in spreading the word about breast cancer screenings. The Standing Up to Breast Cancer pink lawn flamingos are available for a purchase price of $12. Supporters are encouraged to take a selfie with their flamingo, using the hashtag INDEX Bookmark..............................15 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................30 Oak Run.................................11 Opinion....................................8 OTOW........................................9 Out to Pastor..........................3 Pun Alley...............................21 Puzzles...................................20 Spruce Creek North...........14CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 17 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY Special to the CitizenAt the September meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the group hosted Judy Johnson from the League of Women Voters. She gave an excellent presentation on the pros and cons on the three amendments and one initiative proposed to be included on the ballot of the Florida General Election on Nov. 4. The three proposed amendmentsWater & Land Conservation, Medical Marijuana, Judicial Appointments and the Initiative for Tax for School District Operating expensesrequire understanding of the current situation surrounding these issues and lessons that have been learned from others experiences. Johnson presented some very objective information that would be helpful to many resident voters in making their decision on how to vote on these issues. More information can be obtained by searching online for Florida constitutional amendments 2014. Did you know that there is an active branch of the AAUW right here in Ocala? Yes, there is and it is associated with the state organization and a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members, donors, with 1,000 branches and 600 college and university institution partners. The Ocala branch is affiliated with the College of Central Florida through the Dean of Health Sciences. For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of education, social, economic AAUW gets summary of issues on ballot Unwanted pills collected As part of a nationwide DEA initiative, the Marion County Sheriffs Office and Ocala Police Dept. accepted on Saturday, no questions asked, pills for destruction. This saves people from disposing of unwanted medication by other methods. Photographer Ron Ratner visited the Southwest District Office and took these photos. At left, Jeannette Cipra of Oak Run poses after dropping off some pills while Deputy Christine Peters watches. Above, some of the cars that filled the parking lot as the event started. K-9 turnover: One retires as others graduate The Marion County Sheriffs Office sent two of their K9s into retirement Friday afternoon after five years of dedicated service. In addition, the Basic Patrol K9 Training program graduated its largest class since 2005, with six K9s that will begin duty immediately. One of those K9s will serve at the Citrus County Sheriffs Office and two will join the Ocala Police Department. K9 Thor retired from the unit with more than 100 apprehensions logged. K9 Brit also retired Friday and both were present to welcome the newcomers to the force. K9 Thors handler Cpl. Doug Watts and K9 Brits handler Cpl. Jared Shealy have moved onto work in other units with the Sheriffs Office. The six K9s and their handlers went through three months of training and had to reach 480 hours of experience including passing a test Friday morning to graduate. All the dogs have been taken up in helicopters, experienced what its like to be out on the water and have been exposed to other environments. They were also introduced to farm animals as well as city life, with heavy traffic, crowded places and are trained to ride in elevators. The Marion County Sheriffs Office has had their K9 unit since 1987 and has taken pride in the service these officers provide to our citizens. Both of the retirees were presented with plaques and each new K9 received their new uniform or collar, making them fit for duty. Our new graduates are: Deputy Matt Bowers with K9 Cadet for MCSO. Deputy Matt Hooper with K9 Rambo for MCSO. Deputy Dan Trammell with K9 Zeus for MCSO. Deputy Mike Laborda with K9 Gunny for the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. Deputy Casey Walsh with K9 Babbo for the Ocala Police Department. Deputy Justin Caruthers with K9 Brinson for the Ocala Police Department. Thor retired from service. Prayer on the SquareHundreds gathered on the Ocala Downtown Square for a stop the violence prayer vigil on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The ladies in front are wearing God Belongs in My City shirts, noting that the annual march is Saturday, Oct. 4, starting at Veterans Memorial Park. More photos on Page 6.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK PLEASESEEAAUW, PAGE3 Judy Johnson SEESCREENING, PAGE3 000JF0J READERS CHOICE AWARDS for your favorite local people and places. Online, now through October 20, 2014 Print Ballot: October 10 Only Vote NOW through October 20, 2014 at midnight. Winners will be announced in the South Marion Citizen Readers Choice Winners Edition, to be published Nov. 21, 2014 Vote & you could win $ 100 VISA gift card!* www.smcitizen.com/vote Online Ballot: GO VOTE! *Must provide valid email address and vote on at least 50 percent of the ballot to be entered into our random drawing.

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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Nov. 1 Steel Horse Stampede setThe 11th annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride is gearing up for its journey through Marion County on Nov. 1. The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Participants may pre-register by calling 854-5218 or at www.hospiceofmarion.com. The day of the event, registration begins at 8 a.m. at Hospice of Marion County in The Elliott Center (3231 SW 34th Ave. in Ocala). To honor those who have served our country, the first 100 veterans to register will receive a special Hospice Veterans Pin. The ride will start at 10 a.m. The cost is a minimum donation of $18 for the rider and $18 for a passenger. The donation includes a light breakfast and a barbecue lunch following the ride plus door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and entertainment by the Nightshift Band. Stampede participants will take a 55-mile escorted ride through Marion County. Along the way are scheduled stops at each of the four Hospice Houses. Riders will get a close-up view of the beautiful houses available for the areas hospice patients. For more information about the ride, contact 8545218 or to inquire about the many services Hospice of Marion County has to offer, call 873-7400.Yoga in Sholom ParkYoga in Sholom Park will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 Join us for the last session of the year. Bring a mat and your enthusiasm for practice. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Sunday, Nov. 2 Beth Israel yard saleCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala in conjunction with Temple Bnai Darom, will hold a yard sale on Sunday, Nov. 2 at Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 SW Highway 200 in Ocala. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include household goods and a bake sale. Attendees are encouraged to bring items for the sale in clean, usable condition and to tag them with a suggested selling price. For further information please contact Lois at 352-291-1308 or Janis at 352-861-6732. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the spiritual, community and charitable programs of the two congregations.Friday, Nov. 7 Two-day quilt showThe Country Road Quilters of Ocala present Down Another Country Road of Quilts on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College of Central Florida Ewers Century Center, 3001 SW College Road (SR 200), Ocala. Admission is $7, free parking, buses welcome. This is a judged quilt show with vendors featuring art quilts, miniature quilts, silent auction, demos, challenge quilts, Home of the Brave quilts. For more information: www.CountryRoadQuiltersOcala.blogspot.com.Saturday, Nov. 8 Annual Saddle Oak craft fairThe annual craft fair at Saddle Oak Club on State Road 200, across from Heathbrook in Ocala, will be Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, and breakfast croissants will be served from 8 to 10 a.m., and lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 www.nutechhearing.com Digital ReSound Hearing Aids STARTING AT ea. As featured on: M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed DURING THIS EVENT YOULL RECEIVE: FREE FREE FREE FREE Hearing Test Surround Sound Demonstration Trial For 30 Days Gift Bag For The First 30 Appts FRIDAY, OCT. 3 THURSDAY, OCT. 9 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 BEVERLY HILLS 352-527-0779 4065 N. 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and political, facing women today. They do this through education, research and fundraising which provides advocacy, for women, by means of scholarships and awards. Membership is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Under the leadership of Margaret Arthur, current president of the Ocala branch, the group meets the third Saturday of each month, at the Stone Creek Grille, in the Stone Creek Community off Southwest 80th Avenue, for their business meetings which usually include a noted speaker on a current events subject. The next scheduled meeting of the Ocala branch of the AAUW is Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Stone Creek Grille. The speaker will be Barbara Schwartz who will discuss the water issues in Marion County and the state of Florida. All Ocala women are welcome to attend these meetings and learn more about this organization. If you would like to attend, please contact Shirley Wells at 624-0007 and let her know so she can advise the restaurant as to how many will be in attendance. Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 3 www.smcitizen.com 30~ Friday, October 3, 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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(352) 238-4922 WE BUYR VS, TRUCKS, TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, & MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 PRIME FARM LANDROMEO FLORIDATwo 40 Acr e Parcels CALL (850)453-9958 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. GUN SHOW Saturday Oct. 4th 9am to 4pm Sunday Oct. 5th 9am to 3pm Motel 6, Hwy 27 Ocala(I-75 to exit 354) Info (386) 325-6114 000JFHV OCTOBER SPECIAL South Ocala3bd/2 ba. walk in closets, living/dining open floor plan, all tile floors, 2/1 also available (352)572-9471 (954)931-5811 DUDLEYS AUCTION TWO AUCTIONS Thur. 10 -2 Estate Walk About3pm-8pm Furniture, Household-T oolsCollector DollsAntiques & more Sun. 10 -5 Antique & Collectible 1p-7p Catalog 500 lots Oak-Oriental-Victorian Furniture, African Animal mounts, Clocks, Barber chair ,Hwyman art, Slot Machine, Jewelry, Carpets, Sterling, coins and more ************************ Call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Mattr ess Liquidation 50% -80% OFF RETAIL WHY PA Y MORE? (352) 484-4772 OCALAFriday 3, & Sat. 4th 8am-4pm Household Items 6990 SW 103rd St. Rd LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Todays New Ads South Ocala3bd/2 ba. walk in closets, living/dining open floor plan, all tile floors, 2/1 also available (352)572-9471 (954)931-5811 NOW ENROLLING Cosmetology Day & Night SchoolBarber Night SchoolMassage Day & Night SchoolNail & Skin Car e Day School Starts WeeklyIntr oducing NAILSNight School Mn-Tues-Wed 5P-9P SKINNight School Mn-Tues-Wed 5P-9P Campus Locations: NEW PORT RICHEY SPRING HILLBROOKSVILLE352-293-2707 or 866-282-2383 www.benes.edu STAR T A CAREER IN A YEAR LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Can America Come Together?If the Prayer vigil held on the Square Sept. 24 was an indication, the answer is yes! The turnout was terrific, as priests, pastors, ministers, rabbis, the different Church leaders were there in abundance, leading us in prayerfully praising God. The crowd was well in excess of 500, and with the exception of the 5 or 6 individuals representing the opposition, we joined with the leaders in prayer, knowing that God always hears our prayers. I have to believe that God was pleased by our turnout and the vigil itself. The Prayer vigil was called for in response to the recent upswing we have experienced in unwarranted violence, even occurring right here in Ocala. Marion County/Ocala has always been an area recognized as a safe place to live, raise a family and retire. With Gods help, we will keep it that way. As mentioned at the vigil, America badly needs our prayers. America needs to turn back to God, put our faith in him and seek his guidance in the decisions we make in every aspect of our lives. We need to rely on his promise as stated in 2 Chronicles 7:14-If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. That is a promise from God and we can trust his promises. The key point we should recognize is that he states, if My people, so our hope as a nation doesnt depend on the unbeliever or anyone who believes in other Gods, it simply depends on us as believers. What a promise! If other communities throughout our land will come together in prayer as we did on the square, we do have hope for our Country coming together again. Lets pray they can, and will. God Bless America! Wayne Rackley OcalaLeading from afarThe world is in turmoil over the threat of ISIS and what is happening in Iraq and Syria because of their actions. In England their parliament is holding special sessions on how their country should handle this world wide threat. The United Nations is holding special sessions to get ideas on how the whole world should get involved in defeating ISIS and their threat to humanity. Our members of Congress have talked about this threat and warned the president not to do anything that they didnt approve of and did what they do best, They went on another vacation. Whats really sad for America is that these same members of Congress will be re-elected this November. Jerry Segovis Ocala Letters to the editor AAUWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 #StandingUp to spread awareness and join the online community on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/OcalaHealth). All funds raised from this years initiative will be donated to Michelle-O-Gram, a local organization that gives many women the opportunity to have a screening mammogram when they would otherwise not be able to financially afford one. Local businesses will continue to be involved in raising awareness about breast cancer screening. Beginning this week and all through the month of October, flocks of flamingos will be visible on the properties of several Ocala area businesses, big and small. The flocks will move from location to location throughout town, as a reminder to everyone in the community. While our goal is to promote early detection through screening mammograms, were also able to make a difference in the lives of women in our community through our affiliation with Michelle-OGram, says Hayley Creasey, RN, BAS-HCM, oncology service line director for Ocala Health. The fact that local businesses are joining on and supporting us in this initiative is significant. The more attention we can bring to the importance of breast cancer screening, the more lives that will be saved. In support of the campaign, Advanced Imaging Centers is offering digital mammograms at a special rate of $179 for appointments during the month of October. Standing Up to Breast Cancer flamingos are available for $12 purchase at Ocala Regional Medical Center, West Marion Community Hospital, and at both Advanced Imaging Centers locations while supplies last. People are encouraged to call 352-867-9606 today to schedule their digital mammogram and to visit any of the locations listed above to purchase one or more pink flamingos to help spread the word about breast cancer screenings. SCREENINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Friday Forum of Marion County has invited candidates for U.S. Congressional District 3 to participate in a debate when the luncheon group next meets at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 10 at Buffet City, State Road 200 at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The challenger, Democrat Marihelen Wheeler, has accepted but no confirmation has yet been received from Republican Congressman Ted Yohos office. Also on the program to be moderated by Bruce Seaman, facilitator of Awake Marion and pastor at Fairfield Presbyterian Church, will be Guy Marwick of the Felburn Foundation speaking in support of Amendment 1 and Cynthia Tolbert, Esq., local attorney who will discuss Amendment 3. All are welcome at this nonpartisan gathering devoted to the promotion of civil discourse on topics of great immediacy to our community. Email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 for more information. Please note that there is a $10 charge payable directly to the restaurant for the buffet, drink, tax and tip. Friday Forum to feature Congressional hopeful The weather-plagued First Friday Art Walk will take place today, Oct. 3, in downtown Ocala from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy over 40 art displays by artists and organizations, live entertainment and extended shopping hours throughout our central business district. Special additions include: Storytelling concert on the downtown square at 6 p.m. with Mij Byram with the Ocala Storytelling Festival. Flash zombie mob on the downtown square at 6:45 p.m. presented by The Arts District of Belleview. Live entertainment presented by Pi on Broadway will feature Shema Freeman. Unique scarecrow decorations throughout downtown will be unveiled at the October Art Walk. Please visit www.ocalafl.org/artwalk for event details or contact Melissa Townsend, City of Ocala Community Cultural Arts Manager at 352-629-8447. First Friday Art Walk scheduled this evening downtown Ibelieve many people put too high importance on certain people as if they were special. Everybody wants to be considered special, but then if everybody is special then nobody is special. Whatever anybody else thinks, I am growing weary of celebrities. We have a terrible, incurable disease in our country called celebrititis. In my research, I have not found any cure for this. And believe me, I have searched. Celebrities come in all sizes and shapes; sports, music, movies, TV, news reporters and even religious leaders have gotten into this game. In our culture today, nothing really happens unless some celebrity Celebrities are, after all, just people Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder does it or says it. Frankly, I am tired of all of that nonsense. I do not know one celebrity I would take anything from that resembled the truth. A celebrity cannot think on his or her own, but must always rely upon a script. We all know what happens when they go off script. There is this phenomenon out in Hollywood called the red carpet. I am not sure exactly what the red carpet is except that it is a carpet in the color red, thus The Red Carpet. And yet, if one of these celebrities walks on this so-called red carpet, everybody wants to take a picture of them. I cannot think of a celebrity anywhere, living or dead, that I would like a photo. Have you ever seen one of these celebrities without their makeup? You would not recognize him or her. If I want a photograph these days, I want it to be of my family. In my book, my family is all the celebrity I need. If I want to sit down and go through some pictures, I want it to be of my family, people that I know and love. I do not want it to be some made-up picture that has been Photoshopped by some expert. Anybody who has a photograph taken of them and then has somebody touch it up and make it look better is a hypocrite. That is not the way they really look. Is there a celebrity anywhere that wants anybody to see them as they really look? Celebrities are just people and we need to start treating them like the people they are. A person is not important because they make a certain amount of money. A person is not important because everybody recognizes them. Newscasters today have become celebrities in their own right or left depending on their political position. Somehow, they have tricked us into thinking because they are celebrities and they look like $1 million, that what they have to say is something I want to hear. When I was young, I watched the Three Stooges. They could make stupid things funny. Now when they were making these stupid movies they were doing so on purpose. I laughed at them because what they did had an agenda to make me laugh. Nobody ever took what they did seriously. 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Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Oct. 3: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday. Sunday, Oct. 5: Church Photos. Tuesday, Oct. 7: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry, 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9: Church Photos. Friday, Oct. 10: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.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. Monday: 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. Upcoming events: Crossroads Pumpkin Patch Oct. 1-31, noon to 7 p.m. daily Crossroads Church continues its annual tradition of providing quality pumpkins to the Ocala community through the Pumpkin Patch. Open daily from noon to 7 p.m., come and choose the pumpkin just right for you, with proceeds supporting the Childrens Ministry. Special this year, Mondays and Thursdays 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment, sit for photo shoots call 352-622-3730 or 352-216-0217 for details. Celebration of Life Oct. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. If youre looking for a safe, fun place for your child this Oct. 31, look no further. Crossroads Celebration of Life is excited to share with you. The night is packed with games, bounce houses, free candy, and prizes for the first 100 children. Crossroads Church, 8070 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, phone 352-291-2080.Maranatha Baptist ChurchMaranatha Baptist Church invites you to come and worship with a welcoming, friendly and loving family at Maranatha. You will find that all of our services are Bible based. All ages are most welcome at Maranatha. On Sunday morning at 9:30 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 p.m. 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 will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 12. Please plan to join us Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. Now we have the Three-Stooges-syndrome in our newsrooms today. I often wonder if they know how ridiculous they look and sound when they are touting their opinion about something going on in the world? Actually, when you think of it, they would make the Three Stooges envious. I think if our country is ever going to be saved, we are going to have to somehow get rid of all of the celebrities. I know it is going to be hard, I know we will have severe withdrawals, but it will serve us well in the end. I am tired of celebrities and I want to see something real for a change. Of course, we have on television now what is called reality shows. In reality, these reality shows have not an ounce of reality to them. The thing that is so significant to me is, many people think it is reality. The only reality about these reality shows is the money these people are making pretending to be real. The money is real, but the moneymakers are about as false as my grandmothers teeth. I have come to the place where I do not believe anything I see on television. If it is on television, it has been tweaked so that somebody can make money. After all, the only purpose of television is to make some people rich, filthy rich. And the richer they are the filthier they are. My premise is still the same; people are just people. When will everybody come to that conclusion? I think the sooner we come to that the more we will realize that nobody is better than anybody else. I do not have to take a second seat to some person starring in the movies. How can you say somebody is important when they have to memorize a script somebody else wrote and then they have to shoot it 17 times to get it right? That is a celebrity? Where are the good honest hard-working people that made this country what it used to be? The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage reminded me of something Jesus said. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 25:40). It is comforting to know that people, after all, are just people and I count myself to be one of those just people.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 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com DAPAD_2IN ADVERTISINGTO ADVERTISECall489-2731 4~ Friday, October 3, 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 PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 Religion to hear our guest Evangelist, Gospel Recording Artist and Author, Jimmy Strickland, preach. Brother Jimmy will bring a full Gospel Concert at the 6 p.m. evening service. Brother Strickland has appeared on stage with many recording artists such as the Gaithers, Oakridge Boys, Dottie Rambo and many others in the field of Gospel music. His rich, full baritone voice has blessed the hearts and lives of Gods people across this great nation of ours. You dont want to miss this opportunity to hear brother Jimmy as he proclaims the glorious Gospel in song! 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. More on Page 5 BY LEE H. HAMILTON Special to the CitizenMembers of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about. The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th the one that Harry Truman blasted as donothing look like a paragon of productivity. This years members did manage to avoid a shutdown, but thats about all. Congressional leaders spent the better part of the year avoiding tough votes. They didnt pass an annual budget. They made no pretense of weighing U.S. policy against ISIS or, really, any other foreign or defense policy issue. They didnt tackle immigration reform, climate change, tax reform, the minimum wage, or domestic surveillance. They passed fewer bills than any other Congress in 60 years. In the 3 months between the beginning of August and mid-November, theyll have been in session all of 10 days. Small wonder that voters are in a sour mood when it comes to Washington. They want to see our elected leaders tackling issues that confront the country. They want less partisanship. They dont understand governments frequent failures, and crave more competence. On every front, the people theyve elected have disappointed them. This may be why there is no dominant theme in this years elections: voters seem more focused on a variety of issues than on one dominant issue. Apathy is high and we are headed for low voter turnout, even by the standards of mid-term elections. Voter outrage at Congress is not translating into a message of rejecting incumbents. This has made the tone of the election rather interesting. Candidates appear to have picked up on voters dislike of mean-spirited campaigning, and for the most part are showing restraint. The deeply partisan politics we saw in 2010 and 2012 has abated. Where a couple of years ago there was heated talk of storming the gates in Washington and potentially shutting the government down, that kind of campaigning is just a memory this year. Candidates may not be embracing Washington, but theyre not attacking it as they once did. Theres even talk of bipartisanship and building bridges, sentiments that were nearly invisible in recent years. Given President Obamas lack of popularity, theres a general sense among members of the political class that Republicans have an edge in the election and may well take over the Senate. A battle to control the Senate can have significant consequences, yet its unlikely that much will change on Capitol Hill in the near term. Mid-term elections are usually about the President, and Republicans are largely content in this election to attack him, while Democrats are content talking about anything but the President. Even if the Senate majority changes hands, it will do so only narrowly. Given that a party needs 60 votes there to accomplish much of anything, whoever controls the Senate will be able to maneuver only on the margins; resolving tough issues head-on will be difficult, maybe impossible. Unless the recent election talk of bipartisanship and finding common ground becomes a reality, in other words, the dysfunction and lack of productivity that have become defining characteristics of Congress in recent years are likely to continue. This is ironic, because large amounts of money are being poured into the fall elections, especially in races for the Senate. Youd almost think transformational policies were at stake. In truth, though, these elections are more of a run-up to the presidential race in 2016. And even then, the attention on the Senate is probably misplaced. Polls are showing that a number of gubernatorial seats are likely to switch hands in both directions, and if anything this years 36 gubernatorial contests will have more of an impact on politics two years from now than what happens in the Senate. In short, whatever happens on Election Day this year, its unlikely that much will change in its wake. This may hardly be the most important election of our lifetimes, but the business that Congress left unfinished is still waiting. The nation needs an elected leadership capable of rolling up its sleeves and meeting our challenges head-on right now, not a few years hence.Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. COMMENTARY Novembers elections wont resolve much of anything 000JG56 3363 SW College Rd. Ocala OCT. 14 11:00 AM T OO BAD ERASERS DONT WORK ON C ARPET. 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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com DAPAD_2IN ADVERTISINGTO ADVERTISECall489-2731 Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church. Oct. 5 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Pat McClanahan and the Auditorium Class, taught by Pastor Brown, are teaching Godly Activities of Gods People Psalms 1-72, and our Young Adults class, taught by our Associate Pastor, Dan Rushing, are studying, Joshua Claiming What Is Already Ours. The FBC choir will be singing, Ten Thousand Years. 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 p.m. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 9510 SW 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. Friendship Baptist Church can now be heard on WRNZ AM 720 at 7 a.m. If you are unable to attend Sunday services please join us through your radio.Congregation Beth Israel OcalaKol Nidre services, Oct. 3, begin at 7:30 p.m. Judy Lankes, violinist, will add soulful inspiration to the haunting melody of Kol Nidre. Yom Kippur Day, Oct. 5, services begin at 10 a.m. There will be a mid-day break with the resumption of services at 4 (study session), yiskor at 4:30, neilah and closing services at 5. At covered dish break the fast will be served after the services. Please contact Lois (352 291-1308) or Marge (352 237-7612) Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a Jewish Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a progressive, liberal, inclusive community and welcome new members. For information contact Judi (352 2378277).Bible Baptist ChurchPastor Dave Lambert invites you to join us at Bible Baptist Church. If you are an early riser, come to the SW Campus or later to the SE Campus. Two different locations to worship in. Bible Baptist Church is growing! We have had 35 folks come for salvation and baptism since the first of the year. We will be adding another Sunday morning service in September to our Lake Weir Campus. Times will be announced at a later date. Our church is beginning construction on Agape Park for our children. There will be lots of things for the kids to play, play on and enjoy. We are paving an area for a hot wheel track inside of the park. Our first priority is for the security and safety of the children, so we are having a six foot high fence with electronic gates so all of the children will be able to have fun in a secured environment. Currently our church times are as follows: BBC SW Campus, 7651 SW SR 200 by the Oasis Restaurant, 8:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. BBC SE Campus, 3401 SE Lake Weir Ave., 10 a.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. You can check out our website at:Biblebaptistocala.com. Phone: 622-8750.Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Oct. 5: Sunday School classes for children, youth and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Our morning worship service featuring Dr. Eubanks as our guest speaker will begin at 10:30 a.m. We have a staffed nursery and childrens classes available during the worship service. Evening service begins at 6 p.m. with the study in the book of Hebrews taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other services. Special Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 5. Southwest Christian Church will celebrate our 13th anniversary with a special worship service and a carry-in-dinner after worship. The public is welcome to attend. SWCC was officially founded on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 with 29 charter members. Our first meeting place was the Saddlewood Elementary School. Our first ministry team was Gordon Nelson and his wife Estelle, both of whom had previously served as missionaries in Africa for over 30 years. In 2003 the church moved to the Hospice Center on SW 34th Avenue. While meeting at Hospice, the church began to search for land on the southwest side of Ocala on which to build our church building and was successful in finding 10 acres, our current location, at 9045 SW 60th Avenue. In early 2003 we were blessed to be able to pay off the land purchase and acquire financing for our new building and began construction. Then on Easter Sunday in 2005, we met for the first time in our new building with over 350 worshipers attending and officially dedicating our new church RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE7 Wednesday morning, around 11:20 a.m., a citizen entering City Hall noticed a suspicious bottle located on the stage of Citizens Circle. Ocala Fire Rescue and Ocala Police Department responded and found a bottle filled with a clear liquid and what appeared to be a metal or aluminum straw which may be associated with a homemade explosive device. Due to the description of the bottle, its location, and time of day the incident occurred, responders deemed the threat credible and City Hall was evacuated. Ocalas first responders secured the perimeter and were assisted by Marion County Sheriffs Office Bomb Squad and Marion County Fire Rescues Hazardous Material Unit. The area was secured, the liquid within the bottle tested, and the Bomb Squad detonated the device in place. The remains of the bottle and its contents, a water bottle with an alkaline stick turned out to be the cause for the alarm. Thanks to the diligence of all agencies involved, the threat was eliminated and all work functions reinstated. Water bottle causes stir at City Hall OCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOAn Ocala fire truck sits outside City Hall on Wednesday at lunch time. In a unanimous vote during their Sept. 25 public hearing, Marion County commissioners adopted the countywide budget and a millage rate of 3.90 mills for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. A millage rate of 3.90 equates to $3.90 for each $1,000 of taxable property value, or $261 for a home assessed at the average taxable value of $67,000. The adopted millage rate is the same as in fiscal year 2013-2014. All other non-countywide millage rates will remain at their current levels for fiscal year 2014-15, with the exception of the MSTU for law enforcement. The board unanimously approved a 0.26 mill increase in the millage rate for that MSTU. This enables the Marion County Sheriffs Office aviation and fugitive units to remain funded, and includes enough funding for 3percent staff salary raises and increased health and retirement costs. The adopted millage rate of 3.47 for the MSTU for law enforcement equates to $3.47 for each $1,000 of taxable property value, or $232 for a home assessed at the average taxable value of $67,000. The MSTU is applied to properties in the unincorporated areas of the county that receive sheriff patrol services. During the last seven years, Marion County has experienced a 36 percent decline in the countywide taxable property value, a decrease of approximately $8 billion. Budget reductions from Marion Countys departments and constitutional offices over those years have resulted in a property tax savings of $25 million for fiscal year 2014-15 compared to fiscal year 2008-09. 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The Serago-Lane Team Lou Serago 804-0159 Lois Lane 789-4516 St. Augustine with a stone fireplace. 1,968 sq. ft. of living area. 3/2/2 with furniture available. $129,000 MLS#410202 John Anderson 454-9020 What a great month of August! 23 homes sold in Oak Run 18 of them were either a Decca Listing or a Decca Sale! What are you waiting for! Call a Decca Real Estate agent today and get YOUR HOME SOLD! Call 352-854-8787 or 873-6100 Lovely Doral Great Room w/vaulted ceilings & open floor plan. Maintain lot with beautiful landscaping! 2/2/2 plus Den! $142,500 MLS#414366 The Cernera Team 812-0626 or 600-1001 www.wesellocalafl.com 8586 SW 108th Pl. Rd. Nbhd. 12 Hampton Model, 2/2/1.5, Bright and Sunny. 1,372 sq. ft. plus large enclosed lanai, located on quiet cul-de-sac. Front porch too! $75,000 MLS#414308 THE SNOWBIRDS ARE COMING! THE SNOWBIRDS ARE COMING! ARE YOU READY TO SELL! NEW TO MARKET INQUIRING MINDS YOU DO NEED TO KNOW THIS! NEED ROOM?

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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com More prayer vigil photos Some carried signs showing concern for neighborhood safety. Rabbi Baruch Greenstein blowing the Shofar at the start of Rosh Hashana on Sept. 24, date of the vigil. Below, part of the crowd on the Square.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of t he completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. 9 Q Dickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall (352) 237-1665 Rickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist 9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200) (352) 291-1467 Inside CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 Provider for most insurance companies WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BAT TERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 0 % FINANCING ONE WEEK ONLY! 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH Factory pricing for non-qualifiers FREE HEARING AIDS New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) FREE Service in Over 1,300 Miracle Ear Locations! Travel With Confidence... Miracle Ear Will Be There. FI ND O UT FIND OUT F OR FOR YO UR SE LF YOURSELF! Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #11 1, or #112. Feder al Insurance pays total cost of 2 Mirac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids Empire Sta te Insurance Plan pays for total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids Y ou Pay $ 0 C al l To da y, t hi s Tr ad eIn O ff er i s Call Today, this T rade-In Offer is A va il ab le f or 7 DA YS O NL Y! Available for 7 DAYS ONL Y! Valid when you trade-in your current hearing aids towards the purchase of a Miracle-Ear ME-1 or ME-2 Solution (2 aids). Valid at participating Miracle-Ear locations only. Not valid with any other discount or offer. Does not apply to prior purchases. 000JEZQ

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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com building. We continue to be the same traditional worshiping church as originally founded and strive to serve our Lord Jesus Christ on the southwest side of Ocala and throughout the surrounding area. We invite all who may be seeking a church home to come and visit with us and see if we might be the church home you are seeking. Wednesday, Oct. 8: Adult Bible Study will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities also begin at 7. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (South off SR 200) in Ocala. Phone 352-861-9080.First CongregationalFirst Congregational United Church of Christ of Ocala will celebrate A Sacramental Journey: Worship, Witness, Mission in Community, the 30th anniversary of its ministries on Sunday, Oct. 19 during its worship service at 10:30 a.m. Founded in 1984, FCCO has been a leader in our community, fostering ecumenical and interfaith relations, spearheading Interfaith Emergency Services, actively participating in prison ministries, serving bereaved men and women following the death of a spouse or partner, and becoming Ocalas first Open and Affirming Church, offering an extravagant welcome to all Gods people in full faith, fellowship, and leadership. The community of Central Florida recognizes FCCO as a voice of progressive, liberal Christian theology and faith. On this day of celebration, special liturgies, litanies, music, and media are planned, including the premiere of a new hymn to mark the 30th anniversary. Newer and older members will have the privilege of kindling and rekindling friendships along with special guests including the Rev. Dr. Blair Stewart. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 On Yom Kippur, the day when Jewish communities across the world unite in atonement and forgiveness, Chabad of Marion County and The Villages will hold a Yizkor memorial service, during Yom Kippur prayers. Recited by community members who have experienced the deathGod forbidof a parent, sibling, spouse or child, Yizkor gives space to remember ones loved ones communally on a day that emphasizes communal unity and personal growth. Rabbi Yossi Hecht will lead Yizkor at The Chabad Jewish Center on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m., which is Yom Kippur morning. Services for the day begin at 10 a.m. All community members who wish to attend Yizkor are welcome to join the community in remembering their loved ones. (Services and Yizkor are free of charge and no membership is required) Yom Kippur is the day when God forgives all of the Jewish peoples sins, both as individuals and as communities. By the same token, Jews around the world will spend the day in prayer atoning for their sins, thanking God for his forgiveness and focusing on self-improvement for the year to come. Because of the days importance, Jews focus on prayer so much that they do not eat, drink, or do work. Yizkor adds to the days solemnity and brings community members together as they begin a new year. (For more about Yom Kippur or Yizkor please visit our website www.JewishMarion.org) The Yizkor service is one of many Chabad Holiday programs, which give Jews the opportunity to perform Jewish holiday rituals and remember their ancestors. Yizkor is one of the most powerful moments of Yom Kippur said Rabbi Yossi Hecht, who will lead the Yizkor service. The memorial service allows community members to make space for lost loved ones on this important day, and to remember those family members as a new year begins. Yizkor allows me to connect not just with my family, but also with family members who are no longer with us, said Mr. David S. Yizkor puts Yom Kippur in perspective: As we move forward in our lives, it allows us to look back and know where we came from. Yom Kippur Services: Friday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Kol Nidrei. Saturday, Oct. 5 Morning Services 10 a.m., Yizkor Service 12:30 p.m.; Mincha and Neilah 5:15 p.m. followed by refreshments; fast ends: 7:47 p.m. Service will take place at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 SW 34th Ave. Circle, Ocala. Yom Kippur service planned 000JF0N BIG SUN REALTY 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 000JFUU 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 Marvin Brooks 989-3162 Mary Seaman 352-895-6384 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED WELCOME KA THY ERA Big Sun Realty would like to welcome Kathy Gilbert to our sales team. Kathy has been a Realtor for 10 years. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Kathy moved to Flagler Beach, Florida, over 30 years ago and has been in Ocala since 1995. Kathys past customers, friends and neighbors can contact her at cell 804-1828, office 352-237-4343 or kathygilberthomes@hotmail.com LOVEL Y 2 BEDROOM, (split plan) 2 bathroom and large 2 car garage. W ell landscaped with great backyard, good retirement home that is move in ready MLS#414241/BA/JOY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $64,900 Sheila Ermscher 727-656-8552 Proud To Be Your Neighborhood Realtor BEAUTIFUL HOME located on one of the most sought after 55+ communities in Ocala. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, plus study den, kitchen has snack bar, Kitchen Nook. Inside Laundry Room. Split bedroom plan, tile and carpeting throughout. Open Roof Over Porch overlookng private backyard. Master bath has double vanities and Jacuzzi tub ex-large walk-in closet. Theres simply too much to mention. MLS#394945/BH/CHA . . . . . . . . . . . . . $230,000 LIGHT & BRIGHT 3/2/2 in OTOW 55+ Community, All laminate, vinyl & tile floors, bay windows, French doors, Private courtyard, A/C 2012, eat-in kitchen. MLS#411793/JM/WOLF . . . . . . . . . . . . $93,500 BEAUTIFUL END UNIT ON SERENE TREE LINED STREET IN HIGHLY RATED 55+ COMMUNITY. 2 large bedrooms (split plan) & 2 bathrooms, huge living-dining room combo, large kitchen, family room, lanai combo, great study-den for office and storage, huge 2 car garage for cars and storage. Great retirement home for relaxing with ample storage space. MLS#412672/BA/MALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . $89,500 OPEN HOUSE 9880 SW 102 PL For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses CORNER LOT 2/2/1 HOME IN 55 PLUS COMMUNITY This neat and clean home has been freshly painted on the exterior and interior. Split plan bedrooms and baths. Living/Dining rooms combined. Florida Rm. plus a covered patio. carport with a utility laundry area and workshop. This home is perfect for snowbirds. MLS#413363/LBK/PAT . . . . . . . . . . $54,5 00 9880 SW 102 PL DIRECTIONS: SW SR 200 Pine Run Estates Main Gate, T/L SW 102nd Pl, Home on left. OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-2:30 PM PINE RUN NEW LISTING CHERRYWOOD CANDLER HILLS WELCOME LINDA ERA Big Sun Realty would like to welcome Linda Longo to our sales team. Linda was born in Miami, Florida but grew up here in Ocala. Linda moved back to Miami in 1965 and then back to Ocala in 1983. Linda has been a Realtor since 1972 and she says she loves the Ocala area. Lindas past customers, friends and neighbors can contact her at cell 843-0541, office 352-237-4343 or lindalongo-homes@hotmail.com OPEN HOUSE 11585 SW 89 CT For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty .com, click on Open Houses LOOKING FOR A LARGE HOME?? Large great room, vaulted ceilings, 3/2/2, fenced back yard. MLS#406259/MB/LAP . . . . . . . . . $114,900 11585 SW 89 CT DIRECTIONS: Enter RT 200 gate R 83rd. A ve. R 116th St. Road R 89th Court OR Enter Gate off #484 Left 116th, R 89th Court Road. OPEN SUNDA Y 12:30-2:3 0 PM OAK RUN ON TOP OF THE WORLD PINE RUN PENDING OPEN HOUSE 10 SE KINGS BAY DR. For more information, go to www.bigsunrealty.com, click on Open Houses GREAT HOME AWAY FROM HOME OR EVERY DAY! GULF ACCESS for DEEP SEA or in the FLATS FISHING, Scuba Diving, A SWIM w/the MANATEES or Enjoy a quiet bicycle ride in this WATERFRONT area of ELEGANT homes & golf. Clubhouse for casual family gatherings. Furniture, Furnishings/Linens could be included. Maintenance fee covers Cable, Common Area Outside Insurance, Outside maintenance, Lawn Care, Sewer & Water. This TOTALLY renovated, movein ready Villa in this quiet little town is waiting for you! MLS#346247/SE/BEA . . . . . . . . . . . $99,900 10 SE KINGS BAY DR. DIRECTIONS: U.S. 19 N to West on Kings Bay Dr to Address. OPEN SUNDA Y 1:00-4:0 0 PM CRYSTAL RIVER Residential Services Bath & Kitchen Lighting An easy way to give new life to your home. Code Updates & Corrections Ceiling Fan Installation Outdoor & Landscape Lighting Electrical Safety Inspections Energy Saving Solutions and much more... 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special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Mark your calendar for this well-known favorite community event and join us for a fun-filled day. For more information call Edie Heinzen (854-7817) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (854-0660) or Kathy Hoefer (237-6439) regarding the yard sale.Sunday, Oct. 19 Chamber Music Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society (MCMS) proudly presents The Magic of Strings featuring internationally acclaimed DUO-B, husband and wife cello and violin team, Dr. Philip and Hirono Borter, on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church (6455 SW State Road 200 in Ocala). Admission is free. Philip earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the prestigious Eastman School of Music earlier this year. The award winning DUO-B has performed throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe and Japan. Philip is originally from Marion County, and his father and uncle were founding members of the MCMS over 30 years ago. Dont miss their beautiful music. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are Always exceptional; always free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. For more information, call 8671340 or visit our website at www.marionchambermusic.com. Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice, info: 352-0234.Picnic at St. JudeThe annual picnic of St. Jude Knights of Columbus Council 15644 is Sunday, Oct. 19, between 2 and 6 p.m. For a donation of only $5 you can feast on hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. All are invited to join in a fun filled afternoon at the St. Jude Parish Hall, 443 Marion Oaks Drive.Sunday, Oct. 19 Brunson to speakChrists Church of Marion County will host Drexel Brunson, PH.D., President of Empower Resources International, and former pastor of First Assembly of God church in Ocala, as quest speaker. Drexel is well known in our community, having served on the Sheriffs Advisory Board for Marion County. He has travelled internationally bulding churches, schools and administrating humanitarian aid in countries around the world. Everyone is welcome to hear his inspirational message. 10:30 a.m. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/Tuesday, Oct 21 Doctor to speak at luncheonFood for Thought Luncheon, Tuesday Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m., Dr. Amruth Bapatla, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist, will speak on Sleep Disorders. Please RSVP to 237-8309. Reservations are needed because of limited seating. The luncheon is at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, SW College Road.Saturday, Oct. 25 Dining in darkness with the blindThe Florida Center for the Blind invites the general public to take a unique journey of tastes, sounds, touch, appreciation and awareness at its annual fundraising event Dining in the Dark with Dignity. Guests will dine in total darkness to experience the same challenge faced every day by blind and visually impaired persons. SWAT teams of the Marion County Sheriffs Office and Ocala Police Department will serve the meals using night vision goggles. Presenting Sponsor: Jenkins Auto Group; Community Sponsor; Ocala Star Banner; Silver Sponsor: Cox Communications. It will be at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 3600 SW 38th Ave, Ocala, starting at 5:30 p.m. with orientation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $55/person; $100/couple). For information: 352-873-4700 or purchase online at (www.flblind.org). Advance tickets only, seating is limited.Scandinavian Club to meetThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish descent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment to be announced. The cost is $18 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 22nd of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate at 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.Sunday, Oct. 26 Remillard jazz concertThe sixth annual Jazz Concert, featuring the smooth jazz sounds of Charlie Remillard, a resident of Ocala Palms, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 260 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. A free will offering to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services Food 4 Kids will be gratefully accepted. Southern Express in concertThe Southern Express Orchestra (Ocala) will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The orchestra has performed at Ocala West numerous times in the past, and we are pleased to announce this concert. Please join us for this very special event. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 854-9550.Friday, Oct. 31 Sheriffs Office Halloween partyThe Marion County Sheriffs Office Southwest District Office, 9048 SW State Road 200, will hold its annual Halloween party at the office from 5 to 8:30 p.m. There will be games, candy, prizes, food and more. Sheriffs personnel encourage parents to bring their children for a safe Halloween on Oct. 31.Halloween at St. JudeSt. Jude is having its second Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 31, from 4 until 7 p.m. in our parking lot at 443 Marion Oaks Drive. The kids can safely walk from car trunk to car trunk. Please join us for a fun evening. All children are welcome.Rainbow Springs Trail of TerrorThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Rainbow Springs State Park presents the fourth annual Trail of Terror on Friday, Oct. 31. The Trail of Terror Tram Ride will begin in the park by the Felburn Pavilion the first tram will depart at 7 p.m. and the last tram departs at 9:30 p.m. There will be scary sights and loud noises so parents should take that into consideration when taking young children on the tram. With more than 500 attending last year, this Halloween fright-fest promises even more thrills and fun for area residents. There will be candy booths, face painting and games for the little ghouls provided by Friends of Dunnellon. Everyone is invited to a masquerade ball under the Hickory Pavilion hosted by Ranger Ashley. Witches will be stirring up delicious kettle corn for our ghostly visitors. Visitors should wear comfortable, close-toed shoes due to uneven terrain and low lighting. Flashlights will not be permitted on the tram, but costumes and glow sticks are encouraged. Regular park admission fees apply, $2 cash per person and children under 5 are free. Funds raised from the event go to Rainbow Springs State Park Volunteer Program. Snacks and sodas will be available for purchase at the concession. Additional volunteers are needed for cast or crew. Please contact Monay Markey at monay.markey@dep.state.fl.us if you are interested. For additional information, contact the park at 352465-8555 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. The Park is at 19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon.Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, October 3, 2014 Mona Charen, a syndicated columnist and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., recently wrote a disturbing column titled Eisenhower Memorial scandal a capital travesty. Charens Sept. 19 column summarizes a long running debacle, which she calls a textbook case of corruption: More than forty million dollars have been spent with limited accountability, but with serious disappointment among the Eisenhower grandchildren. The memorial is presently left-over pieces of unsuccessful efforts to design a something. Charens article provides a brief image of the five-star general who served as supreme leader of the forces which won Europe in World War II, and who moved on to become our President in 1952. For many years he was the most admired man in America Personal memories increase my disgust with this case of Washington idiopathy. In 1948 Five-Star General Dwight David Eisenhower was one of several outstanding World War II senior officers who were invited to speak at a convention of veterans in Boston, Massachusetts. By chance I was one of a few Eagle Scouts who were selected to carry communications to the generals and admirals in their suites. I received the first packet to be delivered to General Eisenhower. My enthusiasm soared. When I knocked on the Generals door, a couple of junior officers requested that I give the packet to them for presentation to the General. From across the room a strong but friendly voice told the officers Let the young man in to deliver his message. Instead of reaching for the packet, the General offered his right hand and waited for me to shift the packet so that I could put my right hand in his. I dont recall the exact words which passed between us, only that the General spoke to me as if I were one of his assistants. What I do recall (because my mother repeated it many times) is that the General talked to me alone for a few moments after we shook hands and that I refused to wash my right hand for a week. Another personal moment was General Eisenhowers promise during the 1952 presidential campaign: I shall go to Korea. He won election in a landslide. As President-elect, but still a five-star general of the armies, Eisenhower flew to Korea and made a three-day tour of U.S. forces, including a visit with his son, Major John Eisenhower, who was serving with the 15th Infantry regiment. In March of 1953, President Eisenhower challenged the new Soviet head of state to influence North Korea into an exchange of sick and wounded prisoners, which might also lead to an armistice. A few months later (July 27, 1953) the Forgotten War in Korea ended with a cease fire and cessation of hostilities until a peace settlement could be achieved. I returned home in April 1954. The Korean War has never ended officially. Out of respectful memories of a great President, an officer, and a gentlemen, on a trip home from our daughters marriage in Wyoming we detoured to the Eisenhower library and museum in Abilene, Kansas. We discovered a very tall and appropriate memorial statue of the General in uniform. I uttered a thank you, and I gave him a proper good-bye salute. Have I ever told you about my experience as a golfer? It was a long time ago, when I was in my teens in New Jersey. My parents had a summer cottage on a canal at the Jersey Shore (we werent all gangsters at the Jersey Shore) at a place called Mystic Islands, and we went down there on weekends during the warm weather. Just up the street from our place was a golf course, and one day in a fit of bravery my father decided to take me out to teach me the world of golf. He was a golfer, a regular, and I was not. But away we went. I figured, How hard could it be? to hit a ball that was just sitting there. After all, I could hit a moving baseball, why not an inanimate golf ball? We went out and I played the only round of golf I ever played in my life. I struggled to a 103. Did I mention that it was only a nine-hole course? That averaged out to between 11 and 12 strokes per hole. If I could find that golf course today, even after Hurricane Sandy played havoc with the area, I imagine the surrounding woods would yield several of my golf balls. I did two-putt a couple of greens it was getting there that was the problem. This was all brought to mind recently when the county decided it would ban golfing at the McPherson Complex. The grassy area off Southeast 25th Avenue was a popular spot for drivers (the golf kind, not the auto kind) to practice, with little danger of hitting anything in the wide-open expanse. The county has stopped all the duffers in their tracks, citing liability concerns. One of the things mentioned was the possibility of golf balls flying out from under lawn mowers and landing goodness-knows-where at a rapid rate of speed. So I began to think, hey, if the county needs money to balance its budget, why not put up a net and set up a driving range. You could charge so much per bucket of balls and have the golfers practice their driving. The county could get one of those machines with a covering to protect the driver as it scooped up the loose golf balls. You could even carry it a bit further and set up the netting closer to the road, leaving an area to the east of the range for a miniature golf course. Charging people to play the 18 holes would also add money to the county coffers as well as providing some family entertainment. However, I expect our dontthink-outside-the-box county government would never adopt such a plan, so I had another one. If youve never driven to the back of the complex, you may not be aware that there is a baseball/softball field back there. So I thought, why not build a horseshoe-shaped set of seats around foul territory, put up fences and make it into a Minor League ballpark. Youve already got the roads and you could use the McPherson grass for parking. Heck, you might even try contacting a Major League team, say, for instance, the Yankees, and get them to move their upper Class A team here. Wouldnt that be great for the area? Whats that you say? That was already proposed and the County Commission shot down the idea? Oh, well, there goes that outsidethe-box thing closing up again. So I guess the golfers will have to go to Booster Stadium, if thats still legal, or one of the existing driving ranges. And those of us who like baseball will have to drive to Lakeland, Daytona Beach (which is losing the Cubs but gaining the Reds) or Tampa or Clearwater. And when we do so, well take our bed tax and restaurant sales tax dollars with us. But dont worry, well have nicely groomed but largely unused green grass to attract visitors as they come to the McPherson Complex. 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. As a double amputee, John Young of Citrus County was shocked to discover he needed a doctors note to prove he qualified for a disabled parking decal. Unfortunately, the Florida statute requires a certificate from a physician to receive a disabled parking decal. Obviously, the rules were put in place to keep decals from going to people who would fraudulently claim disability. In Mr. Youngs case, his disability was visually apparent, but he still needed to provide the necessary physicians documentation. First, the employee and the Citrus County Tax Collectors Office are not to blame. They must follow state statutes or bear the consequences for not following the rules. Mr. Young is also not at fault. The rules were put in place in October 2012 and the parking decals can be issued for up to four years, so it is likely others may not be aware of the new regulations. If we are looking for someone to cast blame on, we should start with our state legislators, who make up the rules. State statutes are written and revised every year, usually as a response to a problem that has arisen in the past, or as a response to a request by a powerful lobbyist. At some point, someone circumvented the rules to acquire a disabled parking decal when they in fact were not disabled. When this happened, the state decided to tighten its procedures, which has the negative effect of creating another layer of bureaucracy for citizens to jump through. Unfortunately, the unintended consequences of the new rules mean Mr. Youngs life was made more difficult as he now has to arrange transportation and spend money on a doctors visit to prove what is readily apparent to any one with sight. Also, the tax collectors office and its employees were subjected to an unnecessary and embarrassing situation. The tax collectors office realizes the law is redundant, but must follow the rules. To their credit, they have requested an exemption. Mr. Young plans to voice his concerns to legislators; lets hope they are listening. And to those in Marion County who have expiring placards, be aware. You are now going to need a note from your doctor, so make plans ahead of time.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Handicapped drivers rules changed I wont miss McPherson golf, but... Greatness of an American hero is being lost READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Abortion in violenceIslam barbarism by ISIS and other terrorist groups is rightly and vigorously condemned by civilized persons throughout the world. Worldwide reaction is that only the most depraved, fanatical people would accept such behavior. Coalitions of countries are forming to eradicate those who are involved in such murderous activities. Governments are joined in moral outrage at what is being reported and together are actively opposing and taking action. We react to terrorism outside the womb, but many ignore the violence produced by abortion inside the womb. The barbaric act of abortion is completed more than one million times each year in the USA alone. This is the reported number, and since reporting death by abortion is voluntary, we cannot know the exact number of abortions performed. What a blessing this would be to our unborn children if this same force of condemnation was directed to abortion and those who support it. 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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES Haunted with the thought of a ho-hum Halloween? Never fear trick-or-treaters will want more than just candy once they see your party table. Throw a fabulous Halloween party fit for little goblins or grown-up monsters with some devilishly good sweets. Try these easy party ideas from Wilton to make your Halloween spook-tacular:Add some pop to popcorn: Trick out ordinary popcorn into a sweet-and-salty party pleaser. Drizzle on Candy Meltscandy for festive flavors, and then capture the Halloween spirit by adding fun sprinkle mixes.Masquerade cookies: Who says you cant play with your food? Create edible masks with decorated shaped cookies and attach them to cookie sticks with melted Candy Melts candy. Set up a photo station at your party, so guests can take pictures with their cookie mask creations before eating them.Jack-o-lantern cakes: It wouldnt be Halloween without carved pumpkins. Make yours edible by baking a delicious pumpkin spice pound cake shaped like a pumpkin. Increase the fun by adding silly icing facial features. Midnight potions: Spice up the night with candy corn drinks served in containers guests can devour, making cleanup easy and delicious. Or, toast the night with the Witchs Brew Mocktail. For more Halloween ideas and inspiration, visit wilton.com.Masquerade CookiesServings: 2 dozen cookies 2 3/4cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoons Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon Imitation Almond Extract Royal icing Orange, Black, Green, Lemon Yellow, Brown and Violet Icing Colors, as desired Orange, Yellow, Orange, Lavender and Black Colored Sugars, as desired Halloween Jimmies, Nonpareils and Icing Decorations, as desired Candy Melts candy Cookie sticks Preheat oven to 350F. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In second large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Add flour mixture to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls. On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 inches in diameter by 1/8 inch thick. Dip eye and glasses cookie cutters in flour before each use. Arrange cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 81 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool completely on cooling grid. Decorate as desired using tinted royal icing, colored sugars and Halloween icing decorations. Use melted candy to attach sticks to backs of cookies; chill until set. Pumpkin Spice PopcornServings: 6 cups 6 cups popped kettle corn 2 cups mini pretzel twists 1 package (10 ounces) Pumpkin Spice Candy Melts candy 1 bottle (2.5 ounces) Pumpkin Mix Sprinkles Spread popcorn and pretzels on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. In disposable decorating bag, melt candy in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute; remove bag and knead. Continue melting candy for 30-second intervals at 50 percent power until completely melted. Snip off end of bag and drizzle melted candy over popcorn mixture; immediately add sprinkles. Let stand until candy has hardened, about 20 minutes. Break into pieces to serve.Caramel Apple PopcornServings: 6 cups 6 cups popped popcorn, buttered and salted 3/4cup roasted salted peanuts 1 package (10 ounces) Caramel Apple Candy Melts candy 1 bottle (2.5 ounces) Spider Mix Sprinkles Spread popcorn and peanuts on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. In disposable decorating bag, melt candy in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute; remove bag and knead. Continue melting candy for 30-second intervals at 50 percent power until completely melted. Snip off end of bag and drizzle melted candy over popcorn. Immediately top with sprinkles. Let stand until candy has hardened, about 20 min utes. Break into pieces to serve.Pumpkin Pound Cake Servings: 16 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups canned 100 percent pumpkin (not pie filling) Preheat oven to 325F. Prepare Dimensions Large Pumpkin Pan lightly with vegetable pan spray with flour. Place on baking sheet. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition; beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with pumpkin; mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Turn onto cooling rack. Cool completely before serving. Witchs Brew MocktailServings: 6 3 cups ginger ale, chilled 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice, chilled 1/3 cup sweetened lime juice, chilled Green gel food color or green icing color (optional) Black Colored Sugar Gummy Eyeball Skewers In large pitcher, combine ginger ale, pineapple juice, sweetened lime juice and, if using, gel food color. To prepare glasses, dip rims of martini glasses in water, then in black sugar. Fill with drink mixture; add eyeball skewers. Candy Corn DrinksServings: 8 1 cup (half of 12-ounce package) Bright White Candy Melts Candy, melted according to package directions 1 cup (half of 12-ounce package) Orange Candy Melts Candy, melted according to package directions 1 package (12 ounces) Yellow Candy Melts Candy, melted according to package directions Orange flavored fruit drink, orange, peach or mango juice or other favorite drink Fill disposable decorating bag with melted bright white candy. Divide evenly among cavities of 8-cavity silicone shot glass mold, taking care to not get any candy on sides of mold. Repeat process with orange and yellow candy. Refrigerate until candy is set, about 30 minutes. Carefully remove candy glasses from mold and set aside. Fill with orange drink. Masquerade Cookies, Caramel Apple Popcorn, Pumpkin Spice Popcorn and Pumpkin Pound Cake Witchs Brew Mocktail and Candy Corn Drinks The month of October is Non-GMO Month. Its an annual effort to increase awareness of genetically modified (GM) foods scientifically engineered super crops that have been linked to a variety of health hazards. To reduce your intake, look for organic and non-GMO labels. In the United States, GMO proliferation has corresponded with upticks in irritable bowel syndrome, Crohns disease, leaky gut, and allergic reactions, etc.Travel ToppersResidents frequently ask our board members why the ticket sales begin far in advance of the trips. The reason is that the venues have advanced their group contract due dates. That way if a group finalizes their contract with less than expected, they can release the unsold seats to others wanting to attend. Contract dates are approaching for the holiday trips so dont miss out. Make your plans now. Our Thanksgiving Day trip to the Sleuth Mystery Theater includes traditional turkey dinner, all beverages, and a 2 1/2 hour mystery play, coach and tips for $65. Call Pat Hood ASAP at 237-8533 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Christmas Day trip is to the Hudson Dinner Theater to see A Christmas Carol. Delicious meal, play, coach and tips for meal and driver for $75. Call Pat at the above number and hours to reserve your seats. Jo Swing has seats for the shopping trip to the Premium Outlet Mall in Orlando on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Cost for coach and driver tip is $22. Call Jo at 237-4564 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are taking reservations for the Sweets and Ice trip on Thursday, Dec. 4. Enjoy a guided tour of the World of Chocolate Museum in Orlando. You will also be amazed at the ice carvings at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee. This years theme is the Nutcracker. Two million pounds of ice are hand carved by Chinese artisans. Hooded calflength parkas are provided. Cost $58 for everything except meal at Gaylord Palms is on own. Call Inge Gaitch 237-7428 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you ever find a trip you want is full, please go on a waiting list. Many times things occur that force residents to cancel and you will be able to go. Also if you go on a waiting list and make other plans, let the coordinator know. That way we can get the word out to others who might be interested. Welcome back to snow birds. Please pick up a brochure at the blue boxes at the mail centers, Arbor Club, Community Buildings in Candler and Indigo or at the temporary location of the Activities Office in the Hobby Building. It is also on the OTOW website under clubs. The board is also working to set up our own Travel Toppers web site.The Musical Prodigies SeriesOn Sept. 25 at Live Oak Hall, the movie, Hilary and Jackie was shown. Its the third film Dr. Pat Wellington showed of this Series. Its The wrenching story of renowned classical cellist Jacqueline du Pre whose brilliant career was cut short by disease. The acting, especially by Emily Watson who took the part of Jackie, was superb. It was a 1998 British biographical film with French subtitles that was then deleted. The sound, therefore, was turned extra loud.The Democratic ClubThis Club meets at the Arbor Conference Center the fourth Thursday in Suites E and F at 6 p.m. It is open to registered Democrats and Independent voters. Dan Lack is president and can be reached at 509-4942. Jim Wright, a representative from the Marion County League of Women Voters, talked about the amendments and the referendum that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. 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Saturday, Oct. 4 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.Majestic Oaks, Bent Tree saleMajestic Oaks is having a joint garage sale with a neighbor community, Bent Tree on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 11 Directions: Take State Road 200 to SW 60th Avenue (Airport Road). At intersection go South on 60th past CVS to S.W. 80th Street. Take left onto S.W. 80th. The first road on right is the entrance to Bent Tree (SW 56th Avenue Road) and the second road on right is the entrance to Majestic Oaks (SW 54th Court).Sunday, Oct. 5 5K run-walk for breast cancer awarenessThe College of Central Florida Student Activities Board will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a 5K run-walk Sunday, Oct. 5, at 8 a.m., at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. In color run style, participants will have the option of being splashed with pink paint throughout the course. The event is presented in partnership with Classic Rock WIND-FM and radio personality Hunter, who is a breast cancer survivor. The run will benefit Dunnellon-based Michelle-OGram, a nonprofit that assists women who cannot afford diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds or screenings. Named after Dunnellon resident Michelle Blauser Standridge, who died at age 33 after a three-year battle with breast cancer, the organization has helped more than 500 women since it began in 2009. Register for the 5k on active.com search CF SAB or print the registration form and drop it off at the CF Office of Student Life in the Bryant Student Union, Room 201. Registration is $20 now or $25 after Oct. 1. Registration will be also be available on race day at 7 a.m. To learn more about CF, visit CF.edu. For more information on Michelle-O-Gram, visit michelleogram.com. Friday, Oct. 10 Oktoberfest at Circle SquareCircle Square Commons will hold Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. on The Town Square. Enjoy an evening celebrating the German heritage and be entertained with live music by Alpine Express and the amazing sword swallower, Dan Meyer. Celebrate by eating delicious foods such as grilled brats, Shepherds pie, sweet treats, pretzels and more from Yalaha Bakery. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Bring the family for an amazing and fun evening and listen or take part in the yodeling contest, get your face painted, participate in raffles and much more amusing activities. A portion of the raffle proceeds will benefit the MCSO K-9 Unit. Circle Square Commons Town Square is at 8405 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For information on other entertainment and events on The Town Square, visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com or call 352-854-3670.Saturday, Oct. 11 Community breakfast servedOWUMC community wide breakfast sponsored by the mens fellowship, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat only $5. All your favorite breakfast items served in a pleasant environment. Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, 352-854-9550.First Congregational yard saleIts time again for the annual yard sale at First Congregational Church on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please note the time change from previous years. Doors will open promptly at 9 a.m. Shop from a vast array of items which include clothing, jewelry, handbags, dishes, glassware, cookware, linens, decorative pillows, bedding, appliances, furniture, audio equipment, tools, and so much more. New this year, we are adding a boutique section for better clothing, jewelry and home decor. For those who may become thirsty or hungry from shopping all the great deals, refreshments will be available for purchase. First Congregational is located at 7171 SW State Road 200.Yard sale at Spruce Creek PreserveMore than 50 families have signed up for the Spruce Creek Preserve Community Yard Sale to be held Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Spruce Creek Preserve is on State Road 200, 2 1/2 miles west of the intersection with County Road 484. Look for the American flag at the entrance. Button Club to meetManatee Button Club will meet Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. We will discuss the hobby of button collecting and competition trays for the upcoming Florida State Convention. Our guest speaker is Connie Robinson, a local porcelain artist, who will give a presentation on antique glass buttons made by Leo Popper & Sons. Public welcome come join us!Sunday, Oct. 12 Piano students to performOur next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Church, SW State Road 200, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Leslie Hammess students from The Piano Conservatory will play the best love classics and those that should be. The popular Eddy Duchin story theme and Im Always Chasing Rainbows actually came from two Chopin numbers that will be featured in the concert in their original forms. In addition to Chopin, there will be Scarletti, Barber, Gershwin, some Russians, original compositions, an all sister trio and original student arrangements. Ms. Leslie promises some surprises which she will not disclose. All her students are prize winners. One of whom won his first competition when he was only 4. Another made his orchestral debut at 9. And still another is a surprise local celebrity of immense talent. Make sure you save the date as this is one of our more popular concerts as we all love to see these talented children perform. Our concerts are free although we do ask for a love offering.Thursday, Oct. 16 Air Force group to meetThe October meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. This will be our yearly awards meeting. Several chapter awards will be presented. If you care about educating people about the importance of a strong Air Force please join us and help. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Friday, Oct. 17 Fish dinners at St. JudeOur monthly fish dinner is Friday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu includes fried or baked fish, cole slaw, French fries, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door of our Parish Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive.Saturday, Oct. 18 Lions yard sale at Bank of OzarksThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks, State Road 200 in the Friendship Plaza. Food will be available for purchase.Arts and craft showThe Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will host their annual Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Local vendors will showcase one-of-a-kind art and handmade items. Lunch will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit numerous local entities. Queen of Peace is at 6455 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Indoor yard sale at JoyJoy Lutheran Church, located at SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, gardening equipment and sports related items. Kitchen and housewares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime during the day on Thursday or Friday, Oct. 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for theFriday, October 3, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com proposals to Florida Constitution are: Amendment 1 Water and Land Conservation Amendment 2 Use of Medical Marijuana for certain medical conditions Amendment 3 Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies Local Ballot Initiative Approval of additional one mill ad valorem tax for school district operating expensesMaster the PossibilitiesA lot of fantastic events are coming up here at Master the Possibilities! Next week we have 43 programs, 33 that have seats available. Sprechen sie deutsch? Would you like to learn how to speak German? Join us for our newly added Beginning German class. Join us Saturday mornings once a week starting Nov. 1. Master the Possibilities is pleased to showcase the work of Ocala resident, Janis Pauchter, during the month of October 2014. Janis photographs feature the local terrain and rivers. She enjoys the challenge of taking crisp, clear shots while she is moving. Be sure to call or visit www.masterthepossibilities.com to register for hundreds of classes. Thank you for your support.Sail Away Cruise ClubWelcome aboard. Come with us on April 11, 2015 for a 5 night cruise to Key West and Cozumel on the Brilliance of the Seas out of Port Tampa. We will give a $50 on board credit to spend as you like. We will be doing a fall cruise on Dec. 4, 2015 for 8 nights going to St.Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk. This cruise will be from Port Canaveral on Carnival Sunshine. Each cabin will receive a $1000 onboard credit to spend as you like. Deposit per person is $300 and totally refundable up to final payment. Please call Fred at 237-6367 for prices and information on this cruise.Nashville in AprilOn The Road Again travel Club is planning anther fantastic 7-day trip Country Musics Music City (Nashville) departing OTOW April 19, 2015. If you are interested in this motorcoach trip visiting many historic venues such as the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Hall of Fame Museum plus all kinds of other locations, please call John Ware at 873-3516. Remember, a deposit on this trip ensures you a seat and that deposit is fully refundable for any reason up to final payment. Dont procrastinate; call John today for prices and flyer. John is also taking reservations for a New Orleans coach trip departing OTOW on Oct. 4, 2015 visiting the party city for a 7-day trip. You will not only have plenty of time in the New Orleans French Quarter but you will visit the Mardi Gras museum where floats are constructed and stored, the National World War II Museum, Jackson Square, ride the paddle-wheeled Steamboat Natchez on the Mississippi River and the list of places to visit continues. Sound like fun? Call John for more details including price and flyers at 8733516. OneBloodThe Big Red Bus is coming to the Recreation Parking Lot on Monday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All types of blood are needed. All you need is about 45 minutes and a photo ID. You will be treated by great personnel. OneBlood is the only supplier to the Marion County Hospitals. You will be helping up to three people to save lives. For your reward, all donors will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango. Alyx donors will receive two tickets for their extra effort. Thanks for being a hero. See you on the Bus! I can be reached at 237-9208 or jroberta@cfl.rr.com OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Inside the Mardi Gras Museum in New Orleans. This facility makes most to the floats for the city's Mardi Gras Parade and stores the floats. This is a location the On The Road Again group will visit on the New Orleans tour. 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Dear readers, this has been an interesting week for me as I have spent it at a hospital where my husband is a patient. You might remember when I mentioned his total knee replacement which so many of you here in Oak Run have had and it has been successful. Well with us if something will go wrong it will happen to us and it did. The interesting part I mentioned is how many medical staff people are familiar with somebody they have met from Oak Run. Most times I think it is a good impression but once in awhile it is an oh with no other comment. So like I keep saying be kind to everyone you meet as you never know when it might turn out to be a nurse caring for you. Sunday I hit one of the great rain storms we are having and as I drove home I felt a bit low and the weather didnt help. Guess what? Suddenly the sky was filled with beautiful clouds and the sun peeking through showing me there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I did stop at a rehearsal for Hello Dolly and loved it. Mrs. Dolly Levy was teaching some men how to dance (for a cost of course) and after a couple steps they burst into song I Can Dance, I Can Dance. I almost stood up and started to dance. If you dont have your ticket for this show yet there might be a few available, Oct. 10, 11 and 12. There are some important activities coming up so watch your calendar and be sure to try and attend. One of my favorite Columnists John Everlove, Cherrywood, is retiring and I wish him well. LauraOak Run Homeowners AssociationThe General Meeting for all residents is Wednesday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. at the Orchid Club. These meetings should be scheduled on all residents calendars to find out what is happening in the community. The Board is open to questions and suggestions. The guest speaker will be Hank Bolduc, a representative from SECO. Mr. Bolduc will give a presentation on energy saving air conditioning/heating units. He will speak to scam presentations when looking for a new unit. This is an informational program you dont want to miss. Neighborhood Reps meeting is Monday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. at I.C. followed by Directors Workshop.Oak Run Quilt Club Open HouseOn Oct. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Island Club, we will be having the drawing for Hospice quilt. There are tickets still available for anyone that wants another chance to win. This is a handmade quilt by our ladies in the quilt club. We will also have a boutique and bake sale. Also well have on hand for your viewing some of the projects we made during the year. Dont miss out on this great event. Everyone is invited.Oak Run Health FairOur annual Health Fair will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the many physicians and health organizations participating, we will also have a mobile unit offering annual wellness screenings for residents over 65 and on Medicare, free of charge.Oak Run LibraryRemember Friday, Oct.3, at 1 p.m. is the meeting of the Friends of Oak Run Library in the auditorium of the Orchard Club. The speaker will be Dave Schlenker, Entertainment Editor of the Ocala Star Banner. All members of the Friends of Oak Run Library are invited to attend. Also at this meeting, the items for our annual raffle will be displayed, and you can purchase your raffle tickets for 3 for $1. The membership dues for the Friends, the raffle proceeds, and the monthly book sales all help to support the purchase of books and other items for the library. Some of the new large print books purchased this month for your reading pleasure are: Blind Spot by Robert Parker; Festive in Death by J. D. Robb; The Eye of Heaven by Clive Cussler; Lisettes List by Susan Vreeland; and Blood on the Water by Anne Perry. The Oak Run Library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Come visit us soon.Ambassador NewsThe White Elephant Sale is Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Palm Grove Club from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Oak Run homeowners to hold meeting on Wednesday Oak Run Laura Smith PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELHealth Expo at HawthorneHawthorne Estates in Ocala had a well attended Health Expo on Saturday, Sept. 27. More than two dozen vendors were represented at the Expo. Hearing, cardiology, pharmacies, and Hospice were among the health vendors available to chat with people. Refreshments were also available. Friday, Oct. 3: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner $8 or steak dinner $11 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Solid Gold (will be set up in the hall). Saturday, Oct. 4: Bar Bingo 2 p.m., ham, mac and cheese, green beans and roll $8, entertainment Tim Roberson Karaoke, (will be set up in the hall). Sunday, Oct. 5: Pot Luck Sunday 4 to 6 p.m., Bubbles Karaoke 4 p.m. to ??? (entertainment in the Social Quarters). Monday, Oct. 6: $1 Coney hot dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., $6 dinner plate served 5 to 7 p.m. In house darts 5:45 to 9 p. m. Wednesday: Oct. 8: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Bar Bingo 5 p.m., $1 Coney dogs, $2.50 pizza or $1 large pretzel. Thursday: Oct. 9: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., $6 dinner plate served 5 to 7 p.m., bowling league 6 p.m., open shuffleboard 6:30 p. m. Friday: Oct. 10: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner $8 or steak dinner $11 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke (will be set up in the hall). Open to members and qualified guests. Special event dinners tickets are now being pre-sold. Call and reserve your tickets today! West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 SW 110th St., Phone 352-8542200. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 activities Calendar Saturday, Oct. 4 Blessing of the Animals at JoyThe annual blessing of the animals will take place at Joy Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Memorial Garden. Pastor Ed Holloway will conduct the service. The public is welcome to bring their dogs, cats, horses, sheep, birds, and etc. to receive the blessing. Owners must be able to control their pets. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For more information call (352) 854-4509 ext 221.Blessing of Animals at St. JudeSaturday, Oct. 4, is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. At 10 a.m. a Blessing of the Animals will take place under the front canopy at 443 Marion Oaks Drive. All dogs, cats, birds, etc. are welcome to be here to receive the blessing of the Lord. Yoga in Sholom ParkYoga in Sholom Park will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Bring a mat or towel and enjoy the beauty of the Peace Park. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Fall tree and shrub saleThe Marion County Master Gardeners will host their annual Fall Tree & Shrub Sale Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m.-noon or until sold out. The event will be held at the Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Admission and parking are free. Master Gardeners will have many types of plants available for sale, including: fruit, ornamental and shades trees; shrubs; and selected perennials. Gardening publications, soil test kits and a large variety of seeds will also be available for purchase. Funds raised from this event will support the Marion County Master Gardener program and the youth horticulture scholarship program. No pets are allowed at the event. For more information about Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.Palm Cay Craft fairOn Oct. 4, Palm Cay will conduct its craft fair, which is open to the public, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. There will be a baked goods sale going on at the same time, and also a quilt raffle. The kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy hot dogs and drinks for lunch.Marion Landing craft fairThe annual Marion Landing Craft Fair will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon in the communitys Lifestyle Center 8601 SW 65th Ave. Road across from Queen of Peace Catholic Church on SR 200. Handcrafted items for sale include jewelry, quilts, greeting cards, floral arrangements, handbags, home dcor, paintings, unique gifts and holiday items. Coffee/tea and donuts will be available for a nominal price. Free admission open to the public. No pets, please. For more information, call 237-7152. 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HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Thursday October 9th @ 2 PM V eterans Seminar pr esented by Gary Marriage of Operation: V eteran Aid Learn how to qualify for the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit from the Veterans Administration. You may be entitled to as much as $24,648 in Tax-Free money per year This is valuable information for veterans and their spouses and widows of veterans. This is a presentation you will not want to miss. Refreshments will be served and raf fle tickets given for a chance to win a door prize. Thursday October 16th @ 2 PM Dessert With The Doctor Join us as we talk heart to heart with Dr Omeni Osian, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Ocala Regional Medical Center He will discuss what a healthy heart is and the warning signs for heart problems. Have questions? Ask the doctor!

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Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with games beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a fish fry on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan Pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor chicken wings and/or shrimp baskets every 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. VFWs 25th birthday celebration. Oct. 18 there will be a steak dinner 4 to 6 p.m., Entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. Donation is $3. Oct. 31, Halloween party with Dave Baldwin. Mark your calendars for the Ladies Auxiliary 25th anniversary cocktail party, Dec. 20. All of our frying is done 100 percent trans fat free frying oil. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the canteen. Friday Oct. 3 hear Dave Baldwin and Oct. 4 hear Stephbeebop from 7 to 11 p.m. Lunches are available Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu varies. Enjoy Philly Cheese Steaks on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781, 9401 SW 110 St. telephone 352-873-4781. For members and guests only. Restaurants come and go. The area on Route 200 near I-75, known as Restaurant Row, has seen many changes with closed restaurants demolished or refurbished and new ones opened, some pretty darn quick. I just have to travel down Pun Alley to some restaurants to see whats happening.Burned upJerry had told all his friends about the delicious steak hed eaten at one of the storefront Ocala restaurants. So they decided to go there and see if it was really as large and delicious as he said. But much to their disappointment, the waiter brought them the tiniest steak theyd ever seen. See here, my good man, Jerry barked, I was in this restaurant yesterday and you served me a big juicy steak, and now today, when Ive organized a party, you serve such a small one. Yes, sir, replied the waiter. But yesterday you were sitting by the window.Best solutionTodd was waiting tables at a country club when an elegantly dressed woman spilled Manhattan clam chowder all over her white linen skirt. She began furiously dabbing at it with a napkin. Having plenty of experience with getting out food stains, Todd asked, Can I bring you some club soda? Young man, she replied, Ill be the judge of when Ive had enough to drink. Bring me another martini.Silence pleaseA restaurant on the Maine coast specialized in local seafood. Their particular specialty was their version of Filet of Sole. Customers enjoyed the fine food and were greeted by the owner in pantomime. The kitchen staffers were also masters of the art of pantomime. A sign over the kitchen entrance read, These are the mimes that fry Maines soles.Small bitesWhen the fish restaurant offered free meals, diners asked, Whats the catch? When you dine out and all the waiters are wearing gloves, do you wonder whats in the food that makes them afraid? Nowadays, an after dinner mint is what you need to pay the restaurant check. The food that you get in art museums is institutional revenge for the art that you get in restaurants. There was an awful fight at the seafood restaurant. Four fish got battered. At a fancy French restaurant, I thought Id be cool and order the Poulet a la Ferrari. Turns out it was an ordinary chicken thatd been run over by a fancy car.A shocking situationA man went to a restaurant and lounge. Because his shirt was open at the collar, the bouncer told him he must wear a necktie to get in. So he went out to his car, looked around for a tie and discovered that he didnt have one. He saw a set of jumper cables in his trunk. In desperation he tied them around his neck, managed to fashion a knot and let the ends dangle free. When he went back to the restaurant the bouncer carefully looked him over for a few minutes and then said, Well, okay, I guess you can come in; just dont start anything.Not actingAn actor walked into a decrepit restaurant for a quick cup of coffee. He noticed another actor busing dishes. Wow, the first actor said, what is this? A man with your talent is slaving in a greasy spoon like this. The other actor retorted, At least I dont eat here! At another restaurant the diners were talking. I hear the owner of this restaurant has hired an exactor for cashier, said one. Why? asked the other. Is he good at juggling figures? No, but he used to be a quick-change artist! Smart kidA man went out with his kids for a quick breakfast before shopping. The place was busy, but the quality of the food and service were obviously not up to par. When they finally got their breakfast, his youngest daughter took a look at her fathers omelet and burnt toast and declared very loudly to the waitress, My Daddy cant eat that toast, he is black toast intolerant.Hint hintThe young woman really thought shed been very patient through a protracted period of dating with no talk of marriage. One night her steady boyfriend took her to a Chinese restaurant. As he perused the menu, he casually asked her, So, how do you like your rice? Steamed or fried? Without missing a beat, she looked over her menu at him and clearly replied, Thrown. Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Fifth Passport Show, Legends of Song Saturday, Oct. 18 7 p.m. at Palm Grove Club; due to unforeseen circumstances, Frank Sinatra (Bill Stabile, Tribute Artist) will not be appearing. The show will go on with Barbara VanEycken (remember her Patsy Cline show last year) doing Ladies of Song, a journey back to when Music was Music with tributes to Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, Liza Minnelli, and many more, with a surprise return of Patsy Cline. Its unlikely these legendary artists would have ever toured together, but for one night, thats exactly what youll get! Youll hear songs that bring back those special memories. Cost is $15 per person. Ticket Sales, Monday, Oct. 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Card Room. For tickets after Oct. 6, call Carol Forgette, 873-3074. The Haunted Mansion Dance. Saturday, Oct 25, 6:30 to 11 p.m. Music by Eddie Shannon & Co. Ticket Sales Monday, Oct 13, 8 to 10 a.m. in the Card Room. Tickets $6 per person. For tickets after Oct. 13, call Carol Forgette at 873-3074. For Oak Run residents and their guests only. Make all checks payable to ORHA Please, no cash. Calling All Artists and Crafters! Oak Runs Arts and Crafts Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Palm Grove Auditorium. If you would like to participate by offering your Arts or Crafts for sale, please call Paul Pike at 861 6953. Please call between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to reserve your space. Table cost is still only $7 per table. Please contact Paul ASAP as tables go fast! If you are interested in getting Ambassador information by e-mail, send your e-mail address to Sandy Hacket at orambassadors@gmail.comTravel ClubExcitement is in the air following the distribution of the new bright yellow Travel Brochure for Winter/Spring 2015. Residents of Oak Run and their qualifying guests are eligible for all our trips. We are already getting calls so be sure you do not miss the sale dates coming up beginning Oct. 14. Check the brochure for the date and place of the trips you are interested in. Get your name on the signup sheet when you arrive at each sale and remember all OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE13 Time to go out for dinner on Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Events at VFW Post 4781 Read the classifieds 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 Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Co-Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 000J4BB 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 On the air 720 AM Sundays 7:00 am 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... 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 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 Rev. Jennifer N. Sims Rev. Michael L. Sims Sunday Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Saturday The Wall 6 P.M. Stanfield Hall 000I9P5 Childr en & Youth Ministries 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 000IHWK Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000IZ50 Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000IT4V 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:00pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Thursday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available Catch our events & sermons at www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 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 000J9F1 Pastor Gary O. Marshall 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countr ysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Wednesday Study 3:00 pm Inspiring Traditional Worship 000IB9M 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 Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 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 000JG5P Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles We st of I-75 Wo rship Services Sunday 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Saturday 5:00 PM Casual w/Christ Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 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 info@swccocala.com 000JFZJ Relevant Pr eaching, Community Impact & Radical Compassion Southwest Campus 7651 SW State Road 200 Circle Square Plaza, Ocala, 34476 Sundays 8:45 a.m. Sunday Eves 6 p.m. Southeast Campus Sundays 10:30 a.m. W ednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor David Lambert 000IKH2 000IHUZ 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Classes for all ages Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am P ASTOR D AVI D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 000JFI9 St. Raphael Orthodox Church in America (Citrus County) Divine Liturgy Sun. 10 am Great Vespers Sat. 4 pm Fr Sergious Gerken (352) 201-1320 www.straphaelchurch.org 1277 N. Paul Dr INVERNESS right off Hwy 41 N. Come to our SLAVIC FESTIVAL Food & Crafts Sat., Oct. 25, 10 am 4 pm 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 000JGC4 F AMILY OWNED AND OPERA TED CER TIFIED TECHS EST 1990 TWO OCALA LOCA TIONS SR 200 & 91ST AVE. 237-5599 2040 N. PINE A VE. 622-0075 DARE TO COMP ARE Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other of fer. Expires 10/10/14 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTA TION W ith Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 Not valid with any other of fer. 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Representing Ocala area re sidents 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. 7743 S.W S.R. 200 237-9225 W.E. BISHO P, JR. Attorney At Law EST ATE PLANNING WILLS TRUSTS and PROBATE REAL ESTA TE CORPORA TIONS N O C HARGE F OR I NITIAL C ONSUL TA TION Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1965 00 0J FG R 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. 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sales are 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. DECCA doesnt open the facilities until 8 a.m. so please be patient and careful if it is still dark or rainy. We have to have the name and phone number of everyone who signs up and dont forget to bring your checkbook! We had a great response to our Murder Mystery Train trip on Sept. 24-25. Fun was had by all and Jack and Eleanor Foggan were getting kudos as usual for being superb hosts. The only complaint was that there was too much food. It seems our residents really like the 2-day overnight trips so we have two in the new brochure. Check them out! Irish-American Club The Irish-American party held on Sept. 25 was a fun filled evening. Attendees enjoyed the food by Mojo Grill and music Our by Golden Age. The meatball contest had 14 contestants. The winners were Valerie Stazak 1st place$30, Eileen Oefelein 2nd place$20 and Pat Shane 3rd place-$10. Thanks to all the participants and a special thanks to Rondo Fernadez, owner of Mojo Grill and Frank Bartosik. retired Executive Chef. The final party for 2014 will be the annual Christmas Party held on Dec. 4 At Palm Grove more details will follow.The Upper Midwest ClubThe Upper Midwest Club will offer Oak Run residents a bus trip to the Hudson Dinner Theater on Saturday, Dec. 13 for the matinee Broadway musical of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. This spectacular musical extravaganza ran for 10 years at Madison Square Garden. In 2004, this version became the basis of an NBC Hallmark Entertainment special. This version retains its emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously told story, beautiful score and incredible production numbers. $67 includes transportation, dinner, show and tips. FMI call Jessica 873-4551.Oak Run Womens Golf AssociationHere are the winners of the Sept. 18 Low Net Play. Flight 1: Jennie Buccella, Ginny Millington, Marty Babb. Flight 2: Ruth Morgan, Annette Carini, Olive Adler. Flight 3: Marlene Smith Linda Noel, Pat Apeland. Flight 4: Mary Hart, Ginny Simons, Bebe Hahne Closest to the Pin: Ginny Millington. Chip-In: Ginny Simons The winners of the Sept.25 Low Net Play were: Flight 1: Gail Barclay, Kathy OConnell, LaVerne Browand. ;Flight 2: Jennie Buccella, Ginny Millington, June Dickbernd. Flight 3: Marlene Puglisi, Sue Elie, Joan Klier. Flight 4: Mary Hart, Ginny Simons, Pat Clark. Closest to the Pin: Kathy OConnell. Chip Ins: Gail Barclay, Delma Miller, Ginny Simons.Oak Run Ladies Niner GolfOn Sept. 11, the game was Simple Scramble. Team 3 First Place: Donna Gwin; Diana Schmidt; Rae Stover; and, Kim Hessel. On Sept. 18, the game was Lot Net. Flight A First Place: Elsa Berbig; Second Place: Donna Gwin, Sharon Hall and Kerry Tims (all tied). Flight B First Place: Diana Schmidt. Second Place: Ilene Simnowitz and Sharon Scrivins (tied). Kim Hessel had a chip-in on hole #2 and Sharon Hall had a chip-in on hole #4.Democratic Club of Oak RunThe next meeting of the Democratic Club of Oak Run will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Speakers will be Dave Koller, candidate for U.S. Congressional seat in District 11 and either Ray Seaman or Nancy Noonan, who will speak on the School Tax Referendum. Tickets for the Nov. 13 Holiday Social will be sold at $8. This will provide you with a complete delicious chicken dinner. You can choose fried or roasted at purchase time. If you are unable to attend this meeting and want to purchase a ticket you can call Sandy Wolfe.Do You RememberTune in to Len Teitlers Do You Remember featuring Donna Boltons May 8, 2010 Showcase of Stars with Master of Ceremonies Ron Manford, following F Y I daily from Oct. 3 to Oct. 10.BocceIf you have just moved in to Oak Run or are a snowbird, wed like to offer you an opportunity to join our Bocce Club. We have openings on our Thursday evening team and some morning teams. If you are not familiar with the game, we will teach youcome on out and meet new people, have fun and get some exercise in at the same time. For more information, call Pat or Art Kreideweis at 291-1456.Ballroom Dance ClubThe October dance class will continue Night Club Two Step on Mondays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 7 p.m. at The Orchid Club with Charles Cook, Professional Instructor of all types of Dance. Cost is $25 p.p. for all four lessons, (great deal). Open to only Oak Run residents. FMI call Michele at 873-0561, or Jennifer at 854-1037.BingoEvery Tuesday and doors open at 4 p.m., bingo at 6 p.m. If you havent played bingo, why not stop at Palm Grove and give it a try. It seems to be a fun evening. Light food is available at Lindas Caf, reasonable prices and it is delicious. Well dear neighbors, that is it and I hope you all keep well. Remember to be kind to one another. 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Help keep our kids safe this Halloween; call Dave today.Cherrywood TravelSpend Christmas in Biloxi at the beautiful Imperial Palace Casino. Enjoy a four-day, three-night trip that will take you by deluxe motor coach from the clubhouse to the doors of the I.P casino as you relax and enjoy the scenery and conversation. Once you arrive; settle into your comfortable room and get ready to enjoy yourself. You can shop at the many boutiques and stores; get a facial at one of the elegant spas; dine at any of the bistros and restaurants or hit the casino floor for some exciting gaming. Your travel package includes perks such as $24 in food credits; $25 in rewards play and $15 in slot play. Theres more when you check out the Hard Rock Casino because they will give you an additional $15 in slot play. Those benefits might get you started on a winning streak. Call Natalie today at 854-4561 to reserve your place for this trip. Why not spend the holiday in the welcoming and friendly atmosphere of the Imperial Palace Casino? From your reporterThose of you who have been reading my column during these past few years know that Cherrywood is a wonderful and very active community. What makes any community great is the people who live in it and that is the finest aspect of living here; the generous and loving residents. To be successful, any organization must have dedicated and willing volunteers. Cherrywood has no shortage of such individuals and therefore; we have a wide variety of activities including dinners; dances; tickets for the drawings; clubhouse decorating; pool and card playing groups; singles gatherings and ladies luncheons; plus a host of other programs for our people. Few people realize what is involved in sponsoring or hosting an event. Those who head committees and organizations know because it is they who shoulder the responsibility for the success or failure of a project. They know too that no one person is capable of doing everything that is required to provide for an activity. Without volunteers; there would be no events. Every time a meal is served; a song is played in the clubhouse; a stitch is sewn for needy women and children; a can of food is collected for a homeless vet; a tournament or sports event takes place; flags are put out for funerals or Veterans events; or any thing else that happens here; it is always because of our volunteers. Often in an adult community people have aches and pains; medical issues or family problems to deal with. For our volunteers; these issues are put aside so that we can have the benefit of an event. Self sacrifice is just one of the many virtues that they display. Personal commitment is also one of the admired traits of those who volunteer. During my time reporting I have never heard of any volunteer not showing up for an event unless it was because of a family emergency. The work ethic of those who volunteer is admirable to say the very least. My job has been easy compared to the work of our volunteers. All that I have had to do is attend the various activities; they are the ones who have had to put them on. Many times their work has gone on at great personal sacrifice and without recognition or acclaim. In my parting From the reporter I would like to correct this wrong. Unfortunately there isnt enough room to list everyones name but hopefully I will be joined by all of our residents when I say thank you to our volunteers. No matter what organization or club; no matter what activity you help provide; no matter what service we have because of you; thank you for all your work; time; expertise and sacrifice. Whenever you attend an event or activity; be sure to say thank you to those who are putting it on. Cherrywood is a much better place because of their dedication and commitment. One other thank you is order at this time. I thank each of you who have read this column over the years. I hope it has helped inform you and occasionally brought a smile to your face. It has been a privilege. Editors Note: Until a writer is found, items for this column should be emailed to editor@smcitizen.com with a copy sent to smcitbackup@gmail.com with the word Cherrywood in the subject line. Stories should be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the e-mail, and photos must be JPG attachments. If there is anyone interested in taking over this column, please write the above addresses. Well do you believe how fast our summer is disappearing? For those who dont like the heat, you are happy. But for those who dont like the cold you are not so happy. But just remember our winters are very short so summer will be back very fast. The love bugs are here and should be here for about 2 weeks.New England Pot LuckResults of the Spruce Creek Norths New England Pot Luck are very good.Over 50 people attended this first event of the fall. There were many different foods to pass out. Some new residents got to meet several of their neighbors. There was more than enough food for all.Octoberfest DanceNext event in SCN coming up is the first dance of the fall. It will be Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. Sign-up is Oct. 14 and 15 at the SCN clubhouse from 1 to 2 p.m. The DJ and entertainer will be Donna Carrier who has performed at SCN some time ago and she was enjoyed by all. Come on all you dancers, come and have a good time! The menu has been changed to pizza and salad plus dessert and coffee (or tea). Cost is $10 each. Dinner starts at 6. BYOB plus 50/50.Social NewsCindy Hutchins held the first social committee meeting of the fall on Sept. 2nd at the SCN clubhouse. Many events were discussed. October 7 (Tuesday) is the next meeting. If you would like to be a member of this committee just plan to attend on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Meetings with Heritage Management are the second Monday of each month. If you have some suggestions or complaints, just drop a note in the green box at the clubhouse and please sign it.Moles, Gophers and Wasp sprayAll of a sudden, after living in SCN for over 6 years, we had a nasty energetic mole or gopher digging up our back yard. We threw moth balls down and castor oil spray to no avail. Finally saw that it Was a gopher and decided to shoot some wasp spray down the hole of the sand mound. Guess they dont like wasp spray cause after 5 mounds we think they have moved on. Any kind of wasp spray will do. Good luck!Activities and ClubsLets go over the activities at the SCN clubhouse. Tuesday night is Bingo. Bingo is run by Pauline Shannon and a wonderful group of helpers. Get there at 6 p.m. Residents from other communities are always welcome. Euchre is played on Monday night. Bonnie Teemly is the co-ordinator of this group. They play at 6:30. Mens Billiards is played Monday Friday at 2:30. They really need some new players as a lot of the regulars have been ill and had to quit. No money is involved so consequently they are no arguments. Horseshoe Pitching is twice a week at 9 a.m. Contact Ed Durham for more information on days, etc./ Mah Jongg is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m. This is another group that needs new players as many former players have moved away. Ladies Poker is still being played on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. Call Elsie Murray for more information. Craft club will start up again in October with Marlene Dorner leading this group. They meet Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Ping Pong is run by Ben Medolla (837-2919) and they play different days of the week. The Quilters meet on Friday at noon. This group always has some new quilts being made and some really beautiful work. The Exercise group is still active four days a week in the pool Mon-Wed-Thursand Saturday at 9 a.m. Four ladies lead this active bunch: Delores Pecor, Chris Durham, Fern Eberly and Dee Warner. When October becomes too chilly most of the water ladies will move indoors. Also Line Dancing should begin again on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Bowling is still on Fridays at 9 a.m. Call Joan Laliberty for more information. Finally the water at the pool is getting a little cooler, much more refreshing. Hope you all have a great week. Regards, Jan LiberioJan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her husband Jim and can be reached by dropping a note in the mail slots at the SCN clubhouse. Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Results good for New England pot luck dinner Spruce Creek North Jan Liberio CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 000JG8Q 000JC6L $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! Flowers $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! 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now; their stores are getting low. Cherrywood has always provided huge support for these Veterans as they make the transition from down and out to up and coming. We are asking that every resident place a bag with canned goods; non-perishable foods; cleaning supplies; toiletries or similar items by their mail boxes on Oct. 22. Between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., a Veterans Club volunteer will come by and pick up these bags to be transported to the Ritz House on that same day. Last time we did this, we filled three pick up trucks with goodies and wed like to try and make it four truck loads this time. You may also bring your donations to the clubhouse on the morning of Oct. 22 if you prefer. We want to give the Ritz House residents all the encouragement and assistance we can as they face the struggles of getting back on their feet. While many agencies and organizations have let these people down; we here at Cherrywood are going to help lift them up. Thank you for your support.Trivia NightMark your calendar for Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. because that will be Trivia Night at Cherrywood. I will have the pleasure of being your host and quiz master so were looking forward to a big turn out and a great time. Subjects for this months game will be States; Erotica; famous quotes; music and WW I. Did I say erotica? It only costs $1 to play and you might win a small cash prize and the all important bragging rights for an entire month. Four-person teams are formed just before the game begins. Once they are in place with their answer sheets; the questions are put up on the big screen and everyone tries to come up with the best answer possible. When the questions are concluded; the answer sheets are exchanged and the grading begins. This is usually where the quiz master gets in trouble and some good natured teasing begins. Of course, the team with the highest score wins and the second place team also is awarded some money. Everyone is invited to come out and join us for a great time and a relaxing evening of mind bending posers to keep the old brain sharpened up. Bring snacks and liquid refreshments if you like and bring friends and family too. Youll have a good time and have a cheap night out. See you on Wednesday the 15 of October.Veterans DayDont miss Veterans Day at Cherrywood this year. Be at the clubhouse by 11 a.m. to see our Color Guard and Vet Club Officers at their best. Following an inspirational speech by our guest speaker; there will be a wreath laying ceremony; a salute to all Veterans and Taps. Immediately following the Veterans Day service, the ceremony will move into the clubhouse for the introduction of Patriot; the newest service dog. Patriot is being donated by the Veterans Club in the name of the College of Central Florida. Patriot is just a few months old but already wears his service dog jacket with pride and eager expectation. Hes just a great puppy and youll want to see him in person. Unfortunately, he wont be signing any autographs; he hasnt learned to write yet. A special donation was made so that our Veterans Club could honor CF for all they do for Veterans. Since the college mascot is the Patriot; the name for the dog was a natural. Several dignitaries from the college; the Patriot Dog Project and from the Marion County SPCA will be on hand to take part in this presentation. It should be a beautiful event as we move forward with our commitment to help veterans. Food will be served after the Veterans Day ceremony and the Patriots coming out party. Tickets will be required so check at the office or see an officer of the Vets Club. While the out door service is always free and open to the public; there is a charge for the meal tickets and inside ceremony. Be sure to get your tickets early so you dont miss out on this limited seating event.Sheriff Dept seeking donationsThe Marion County Sheriffs Office is looking for donations of unopened bags of candy and money for their annual Halloween Party at the substation located on State Road 200. Every year the Sheriffs Office throws a party for all the neighborhood kids. There are gift bags with candy and treats; clowns; face painting; music; displays and demonstrations by the K9 and mounted units. This is a fun time for the youngsters and it provides a safer atmosphere for them than wandering the streets trick or treating. Cherrywood is known for its generosity and support for children so if you would like to help support this effort for our communitys young people; please contact David Siegel at 390-3325. Dave is our CERT team leader and he will be happy to fill you in on all the details for this program. Volunteers are also needed to act as chaperons so let Dave know if you would be available for those duties as well. Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com THE HOME PLACE By Carrie La Seur In this debut novel, the American West is portrayed without myth or romance. In fact, what Alma Terrebonne remembers most about her former life in Billings, Montana is the brutal cold: The cold on a January night in Billings, Montana, is personal and spiritual. It knows your weaknesses. It communicates with your fears. In this cold, you understand at last that you are not brave at all. Now a high-powered corporate lawyer living comfortably in Seattle with her boyfriend Jean-Marc and thoroughly citified, she is jolted by an urgent call to return to Montana in the wake of her sister Vickys sudden death. The timing couldnt be worse. A career make-or-break deal is pending at her firm and her nemesis Duncan would love to get his hands on her hard work during her absence. Still, she owes the family she hasnt seen in years her support during this tragedy. And the circumstances of Vickys death are highly suspicious. Moreover, she worries about what will become of her 11-year-old niece Brittany. So she bids farewell to office and boyfriend with the promise that shell return in a week. Its a promise she wont be able to keep. To Alma theres a love/hate feeling about being home. And the mystery of Vickys death from exposure becomes secondary to family dynamics. Because her parents died long ago in a car accident, whats left of the family just includes her brother Pete, a reformed alcoholic, an aunt and uncle and her grandmother Maddie. Almost like family is her teenage love Chance Murphy. Alma was the only one in the Terrebonne family to break away from the bleak winters and isolation of her hometown. Gradually, however, she realizes that the land and people can reattach themselves even to those who resist it. The love she and Chance experienced had been preserved under glass. But with her homecoming it once again breathes and lives. This is a novel that addresses serious subjects like rape, incest, and a vulnerable land threatened by mining. And it explores the response of stoic Westerners to these problems. A love/hate feeling about home Bookmark Pat Wellington Social SecuritySocial Security is often called the "third rail" of politics, but it is a vital program that needs review and reform, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens, which, since its founding, has been actively seeking Congressional intervention. But, says AMAC, it is a true grass roots issue that requires each and every one of us to get up to date on the facts and then to lobby our lawmakers for attention. 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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Spectacular is the only word that could describe Cherrywoods 20 year celebration. It was a terrific evening that included outstanding entertainment; excellent food and a congenial atmosphere. The capacity crowd filled the clubhouse to witness a fantastic performance by Dean Marin tribute player Felix J. Deneau Junior and enjoy the assortment of delicious foods. The evening began with a menu of meatballs; pizza rolls; veggies and fruits; cheese and crackers; ham and turkey; and plenty of iced tea; lemonade and water. The line flowed smoothly and quickly as people filled their plates. Smiles and warm conversation were the common theme as everyone enjoyed each others company and the delicious food. At 6 p.m. with everyone in their seats; Dean Martin took the stage by storm. Felix was magnificent in his portrayal of Dino. His mannerisms; his singing voice; his gestures; and his jokes were spot on. It truly was like watching Dean Martin in person. Felix sang a series of Dean Martin favorites and interacted with the audience like none of the performers we have had at past events. During the short intermission, everyone enjoyed the cutting of a special anniversary cake provided for the occasion. Felix came back for the second half of his show and if Ive said anything good about his entrance; believe me it was nothing compared to his finale. The songs, the humor, the styles, all built into one magnificent climax which brought the over flow crowd to their feet for a standing ovation. Felix is simply terrific and he is aided in his act by sound person and business manager Betsy Bayram. He performs regularly at Universal Studios Orlando and does countless other shows for corporate and private organizations. He can be reached at Betsy@BackToThe DeanMarinShow.com or (321) 246-3729. There was another star who appeared for our anniversary extravaganza. Her name is Margaret Kender and she is Cherrywoods oldest resident. On Oct. 30 of this year, Margaret will turn 106 years of age. She and her daughter Shirley Scaggs were in the front row for this great show. Felix, Dean Martin; sang right to her bringing a smile to her face and warming the entire room. Margaret and her daughter are a joy to behold. Mario Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management sponsored this gala affair; while Jay and Fred OHern coordinated a small army of volunteers who provided the great service and smooth flow of food and drinks. We can not thank these hard working men and women enough and a special thanks to Mario for securing such top notch entertainment for us. (See photos on Page 17)Community yard saleOn Saturday, Oct. 4 our neighborhood will be open for all to come and shop the Cherrywood Community Yard Sale. From 8 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon our residents will open their garages and invite you in to save money on a large assortment of goods. Golf clubs and tennis rackets; lawn care equipment; tools and jewelry; clothing and knick knacks; and everything else you can think of will be on display. Most of our visitors leave with special treasures and need items at bargain prices. Pack up your family and friends and come join us and find those special things you just cant live without.Craft ShowOur crafters have rented their tables and all of them are anxious to display their creations for all who are looking for bargains and unique gifts. On Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cherrywood will hold its semiannual Craft Show. There will be a wide assortment of hand made baby blankets; afghans; jewelry; wood carvings; wind chimes; microwave safe bowls; one of a kind hand bags and totes; personalized greeting cards and much more. All of these items are reasonably priced; excellent qualCommunity of Cherrywood celebrates 20 years Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 ity and truly one of a kind. For your convenience, the Activities Committee will be vending coffee and donuts in the morning for a small financial consideration so you can skip breakfast and be there when the doors open. At lunch time you can enjoy a delicious sandwich or hot dog; a soft drink and chips again for just a nominal fee. Top off your meal with a treat from our bake sale table. You can find a tasty dessert or buy a pie or cake to take home for the family. The Craft Show is always a hit with our residents and the people of Marion County who come to find gifts for their family and friends. Because our Craft Show is in October, there is still a lot of time to mail these gifts and have them delivered before the holidays. Dont miss the Cherrywood Craft show in the clubhouse at 6253 SW 100th Loop; Ocala, Fl. 34476.Fun in the Sun GamesIts time to get your team together for our annual Fun in the Sun Games; also affectionately and humorously referred too as the Senior Olympics. Teams Felix J. Deneau Jr. as Dean Martin. Margaret Kender, left, and daughter Shirley Skaggs enjoying Dean Martin. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 are composed of four people each and the registration fee is just $10. That works out to $2.50 per player. There will be four events; shuffleboard; Bocce Ball; Wellie Wanging and bean bag toss. Each player must take part in two of the games each so when choosing your teams; try to find the best person for each sport. Wellie Wanging for those of you who may not be familiar with it is a sport taken from the British Isles. Wellington boots were worn by the miners and when they came up from the pits; they would remove their boots and toss them into a corner. Naturally, it wasnt long before some one said they could throw their boots farther than anyone else and hence; Wellie Wanging was invented. Our top three teams win cash prizes and medals but most importantly, the winning team gets bragging rights for the entire year. The competition is fierce; well maybe not fierce; more like friendly but spirited. The important thing is to get your team together and registered. Contact Holly Bragdon or Janice McLeod to sign up. For those who are not playing; we need volunteers to help officiate during the games so if youd like to do that; Holly and Janice would like to hear from you too. For the rest of our residents; come and cheer on your favorite team. Thanks to Mario Zacco there will be free hot dogs; chips and lemonade and feel free to bring your own libations if you wish. This is a fun day for the players, coaches, referees, cooks, and athletic supporters; or should I say; sports fans. The games begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. You dont need tickets; but teams must be registered and all other can just show up and be a part of this exciting event.Halloween DanceIts time to get that costume out for our annual Halloween Dance. We dont have all the details yet but tickets will be available soon at the clubhouse. There is always a contest to see who has the best costume; there are always snacks and there of course is always great music. Get to work now designing and preparing for this fun night of socializing with your friends and neighbors. The date is Saturday, Oct. 25 for this gala event.Irish Hooley cancelledUnfortunately, our Irish Hooley; set for Oct. 3 has been cancelled. The Ocala Irish Step Dancers had to call off their performance but they will be rescheduled at a later date. This event was sold out so we know that many of you were disappointed. Please check the Chirp or the bulletin board in the office regularly to find out when they will appear and to keep up on the other happenings taking place here at Cherrywood.Knitting and Crochet Club needs assistanceOur talented and generous ladies who make up the Knitting and Crochet Club have been asked to help make Christmas a happy holiday for Moms and babies who are facing difficult times. Of course they said, Yes; like they always do when asked to help the less fortunate in our community. In order to accomplish their mission; they need materials to work with so they are having a raffle. Tickets will be available at the craft show or at the office and if you contact Edna Fazio she will be happy to provide you with more information. Our gals make beautiful baby blankets; snuggly childrens toys; infant sweaters; scarves; Afghans and other items that bring comfort and joy to all who receive them. If you have anything that you can donate such as material; wool; yarn; knitting needles or similar items; just drop them off at the office or leave them in the card room. Every little bit helps and the women and children in the shelters and others in need over the holidays will be extremely grateful. We compliment our Knitting and Crochet Club on their skills; creativity and loving hearts for doing this project. We have some very giving people living here in Cherrywood and the women of this club are an example of that. Lets support them all we can.Food DriveYour Veterans Club will be holding a food drive to benefit the Ritz House for homeless vets. During the holiday season many resources are available to these men and women to receive food donations but right PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 renroom@aol.com 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Readers Choice Winner , 1, 2013 PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU TO SELL YOUR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES Location, Location, Location Same location for 20 years High-Traffic Store Over 100 new items daily Same location for 20 years Estate Liquidation One Piece to an Entire House Renaissance Woman Boutique Fine Plus Size Consignments NOW ACCEPTING ITEMS Clothing Purses Shoes W e Proudly Intr oduce . BENEFITS THAT PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET ... QUICKER! Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm Dont Forget T o Check Out... 000JF5V SOT #36723 ************************************************************************* 352-840-0333 Email: Laura@LauraKaneTravel.com Check out all our trips at: www.LauraKaneTravel.com Call for our newsletter (352) 840-0333 Locally Owned ************************************************************************* Group Cruises 6 nights Caribbean Cruise Jan. 18, 2015 5 nights Cruise to Key West & Cozumel April 11, 2015 7 nights Alaska Cruise June 4, 2015 7 nights Cruise on the Oasis of the Seas Oct. 24, 2015 7 nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise Jan. 10, 2016 ************************************************************************* Multi-day T rips T wo Day Mystery Trip Feb. 12-14, 2015 Las V egas for 3 nights coming in May Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 2015 3 nights in Biloxi we go twice a month ************************************************************************* Day T rips Dec. 02 Mystery Day T rip Dec. 04 Isnt it Romantic at the Winter Park Playhouse Dec. 06 Singing Christmas T rees / First Baptist Church Orlando (only 6 seats left) Jan. 10 Caught in the Net, Early Bird Dinner Theatre Jan. 29 Crazy for You at the Show Palace ************************************************************************* IP Resort $179 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $199 pp/dbl Biloxi Ca$ino Tours Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus Nov. 3-6 Dec. 8-11 Call for Holiday Info Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 10/10/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000JFC3 TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 10/10/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 10/10/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS DIRECTIONS L UXURY TR AVEL, LLC Cruise Specialist @ 352-732-7849 FL S eller of T ra vel Ref No ST36781 000JG34 BOOK NOW for Alaska cruises in 2015! 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri & Sat 11am11pm, Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 STOP IN AND TRY OUR NEW PIZZAS & FLATBREADS 000JGC1 000JGC6 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 Out on the Town Enter to Win $25 Restaurant Gift Card!To enter, visit www.smcitizen.com/contest 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000JEZ4 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford L awn Spray? THINK AG AIN! 1/3 Acr e $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, W ebworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Requir ed. Esta te Planning Wills Trusts Real Esta te Proba te Corpora tions Medicaid Qualifying Tax L aw 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 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. Befor e you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000J66P 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

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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 17 www.smcitizen.com 16~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Spectacular is the only word that could describe Cherrywoods 20 year celebration. It was a terrific evening that included outstanding entertainment; excellent food and a congenial atmosphere. The capacity crowd filled the clubhouse to witness a fantastic performance by Dean Marin tribute player Felix J. Deneau Junior and enjoy the assortment of delicious foods. The evening began with a menu of meatballs; pizza rolls; veggies and fruits; cheese and crackers; ham and turkey; and plenty of iced tea; lemonade and water. The line flowed smoothly and quickly as people filled their plates. Smiles and warm conversation were the common theme as everyone enjoyed each others company and the delicious food. At 6 p.m. with everyone in their seats; Dean Martin took the stage by storm. Felix was magnificent in his portrayal of Dino. His mannerisms; his singing voice; his gestures; and his jokes were spot on. It truly was like watching Dean Martin in person. Felix sang a series of Dean Martin favorites and interacted with the audience like none of the performers we have had at past events. During the short intermission, everyone enjoyed the cutting of a special anniversary cake provided for the occasion. Felix came back for the second half of his show and if Ive said anything good about his entrance; believe me it was nothing compared to his finale. The songs, the humor, the styles, all built into one magnificent climax which brought the over flow crowd to their feet for a standing ovation. Felix is simply terrific and he is aided in his act by sound person and business manager Betsy Bayram. He performs regularly at Universal Studios Orlando and does countless other shows for corporate and private organizations. He can be reached at Betsy@BackToThe DeanMarinShow.com or (321) 246-3729. There was another star who appeared for our anniversary extravaganza. Her name is Margaret Kender and she is Cherrywoods oldest resident. On Oct. 30 of this year, Margaret will turn 106 years of age. She and her daughter Shirley Scaggs were in the front row for this great show. Felix, Dean Martin; sang right to her bringing a smile to her face and warming the entire room. Margaret and her daughter are a joy to behold. Mario Zacco of Cherrywood Property Management sponsored this gala affair; while Jay and Fred OHern coordinated a small army of volunteers who provided the great service and smooth flow of food and drinks. We can not thank these hard working men and women enough and a special thanks to Mario for securing such top notch entertainment for us. (See photos on Page 17)Community yard saleOn Saturday, Oct. 4 our neighborhood will be open for all to come and shop the Cherrywood Community Yard Sale. From 8 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon our residents will open their garages and invite you in to save money on a large assortment of goods. Golf clubs and tennis rackets; lawn care equipment; tools and jewelry; clothing and knick knacks; and everything else you can think of will be on display. Most of our visitors leave with special treasures and need items at bargain prices. Pack up your family and friends and come join us and find those special things you just cant live without.Craft ShowOur crafters have rented their tables and all of them are anxious to display their creations for all who are looking for bargains and unique gifts. On Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cherrywood will hold its semiannual Craft Show. There will be a wide assortment of hand made baby blankets; afghans; jewelry; wood carvings; wind chimes; microwave safe bowls; one of a kind hand bags and totes; personalized greeting cards and much more. All of these items are reasonably priced; excellent qualCommunity of Cherrywood celebrates 20 years Cherrywood John Everlove PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE17 ity and truly one of a kind. For your convenience, the Activities Committee will be vending coffee and donuts in the morning for a small financial consideration so you can skip breakfast and be there when the doors open. At lunch time you can enjoy a delicious sandwich or hot dog; a soft drink and chips again for just a nominal fee. Top off your meal with a treat from our bake sale table. You can find a tasty dessert or buy a pie or cake to take home for the family. The Craft Show is always a hit with our residents and the people of Marion County who come to find gifts for their family and friends. Because our Craft Show is in October, there is still a lot of time to mail these gifts and have them delivered before the holidays. Dont miss the Cherrywood Craft show in the clubhouse at 6253 SW 100th Loop; Ocala, Fl. 34476.Fun in the Sun GamesIts time to get your team together for our annual Fun in the Sun Games; also affectionately and humorously referred too as the Senior Olympics. Teams Felix J. Deneau Jr. as Dean Martin. Margaret Kender, left, and daughter Shirley Skaggs enjoying Dean Martin. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 are composed of four people each and the registration fee is just $10. That works out to $2.50 per player. There will be four events; shuffleboard; Bocce Ball; Wellie Wanging and bean bag toss. Each player must take part in two of the games each so when choosing your teams; try to find the best person for each sport. Wellie Wanging for those of you who may not be familiar with it is a sport taken from the British Isles. Wellington boots were worn by the miners and when they came up from the pits; they would remove their boots and toss them into a corner. Naturally, it wasnt long before some one said they could throw their boots farther than anyone else and hence; Wellie Wanging was invented. Our top three teams win cash prizes and medals but most importantly, the winning team gets bragging rights for the entire year. The competition is fierce; well maybe not fierce; more like friendly but spirited. The important thing is to get your team together and registered. Contact Holly Bragdon or Janice McLeod to sign up. For those who are not playing; we need volunteers to help officiate during the games so if youd like to do that; Holly and Janice would like to hear from you too. For the rest of our residents; come and cheer on your favorite team. Thanks to Mario Zacco there will be free hot dogs; chips and lemonade and feel free to bring your own libations if you wish. This is a fun day for the players, coaches, referees, cooks, and athletic supporters; or should I say; sports fans. The games begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. You dont need tickets; but teams must be registered and all other can just show up and be a part of this exciting event.Halloween DanceIts time to get that costume out for our annual Halloween Dance. We dont have all the details yet but tickets will be available soon at the clubhouse. There is always a contest to see who has the best costume; there are always snacks and there of course is always great music. Get to work now designing and preparing for this fun night of socializing with your friends and neighbors. The date is Saturday, Oct. 25 for this gala event.Irish Hooley cancelledUnfortunately, our Irish Hooley; set for Oct. 3 has been cancelled. The Ocala Irish Step Dancers had to call off their performance but they will be rescheduled at a later date. This event was sold out so we know that many of you were disappointed. Please check the Chirp or the bulletin board in the office regularly to find out when they will appear and to keep up on the other happenings taking place here at Cherrywood.Knitting and Crochet Club needs assistanceOur talented and generous ladies who make up the Knitting and Crochet Club have been asked to help make Christmas a happy holiday for Moms and babies who are facing difficult times. Of course they said, Yes; like they always do when asked to help the less fortunate in our community. In order to accomplish their mission; they need materials to work with so they are having a raffle. Tickets will be available at the craft show or at the office and if you contact Edna Fazio she will be happy to provide you with more information. Our gals make beautiful baby blankets; snuggly childrens toys; infant sweaters; scarves; Afghans and other items that bring comfort and joy to all who receive them. If you have anything that you can donate such as material; wool; yarn; knitting needles or similar items; just drop them off at the office or leave them in the card room. Every little bit helps and the women and children in the shelters and others in need over the holidays will be extremely grateful. We compliment our Knitting and Crochet Club on their skills; creativity and loving hearts for doing this project. We have some very giving people living here in Cherrywood and the women of this club are an example of that. Lets support them all we can.Food DriveYour Veterans Club will be holding a food drive to benefit the Ritz House for homeless vets. During the holiday season many resources are available to these men and women to receive food donations but right PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE18 renroom@aol.com 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Readers Choice Winner , 1, 2013 PUT OUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU TO SELL YOUR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES Location, Location, Location Same location for 20 years High-Traffic Store Over 100 new items daily Same location for 20 years Estate Liquidation One Piece to an Entire House Renaissance Woman Boutique Fine Plus Size Consignments NOW ACCEPTING ITEMS Clothing Purses Shoes W e Proudly Intr oduce . BENEFITS THAT PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET ... QUICKER! Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm Dont Forget T o Check Out... 000JF5V SOT #36723 ************************************************************************* 352-840-0333 Email: Laura@LauraKaneTravel.com Check out all our trips at: www.LauraKaneTravel.com Call for our newsletter (352) 840-0333 Locally Owned ************************************************************************* Group Cruises 6 nights Caribbean Cruise Jan. 18, 2015 5 nights Cruise to Key West & Cozumel April 11, 2015 7 nights Alaska Cruise June 4, 2015 7 nights Cruise on the Oasis of the Seas Oct. 24, 2015 7 nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise Jan. 10, 2016 ************************************************************************* Multi-day T rips T wo Day Mystery Trip Feb. 12-14, 2015 Las V egas for 3 nights coming in May Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 2015 3 nights in Biloxi we go twice a month ************************************************************************* Day T rips Dec. 02 Mystery Day T rip Dec. 04 Isnt it Romantic at the Winter Park Playhouse Dec. 06 Singing Christmas T rees / First Baptist Church Orlando (only 6 seats left) Jan. 10 Caught in the Net, Early Bird Dinner Theatre Jan. 29 Crazy for You at the Show Palace ************************************************************************* IP Resort $179 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $199 pp/dbl Biloxi Ca$ino Tours Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus Nov. 3-6 Dec. 8-11 Call for Holiday Info Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 10/10/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000JFC3 TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 10/10/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 10/10/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS DIRECTIONS L UXURY TR AVEL, LLC Cruise Specialist @ 352-732-7849 FL S eller of T ra vel Ref No ST36781 000JG34 BOOK NOW for Alaska cruises in 2015! 11100 SW 93 Ct. Rd. Suite 12, Ocala, FL Mon-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri & Sat 11am11pm, Sunday 11am-9pm 402-0003 STOP IN AND TRY OUR NEW PIZZAS & FLATBREADS 000JGC1 000JGC6 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 Out on the Town Enter to Win $25 Restaurant Gift Card!To enter, visit www.smcitizen.com/contest 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000JEZ4 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford L awn Spray? THINK AG AIN! 1/3 Acr e $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, W ebworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Requir ed. Esta te Planning Wills Trusts Real Esta te Proba te Corpora tions Medicaid Qualifying Tax L aw 7480 SW SR 200 Ocala, FL 34476 Robert A. Stermer LL.M (TAX) Attorney At Law 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. Befor e you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualificati ons and experience. 000J66P 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

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now; their stores are getting low. Cherrywood has always provided huge support for these Veterans as they make the transition from down and out to up and coming. We are asking that every resident place a bag with canned goods; non-perishable foods; cleaning supplies; toiletries or similar items by their mail boxes on Oct. 22. Between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., a Veterans Club volunteer will come by and pick up these bags to be transported to the Ritz House on that same day. Last time we did this, we filled three pick up trucks with goodies and wed like to try and make it four truck loads this time. You may also bring your donations to the clubhouse on the morning of Oct. 22 if you prefer. We want to give the Ritz House residents all the encouragement and assistance we can as they face the struggles of getting back on their feet. While many agencies and organizations have let these people down; we here at Cherrywood are going to help lift them up. Thank you for your support.Trivia NightMark your calendar for Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. because that will be Trivia Night at Cherrywood. I will have the pleasure of being your host and quiz master so were looking forward to a big turn out and a great time. Subjects for this months game will be States; Erotica; famous quotes; music and WW I. Did I say erotica? It only costs $1 to play and you might win a small cash prize and the all important bragging rights for an entire month. Four-person teams are formed just before the game begins. Once they are in place with their answer sheets; the questions are put up on the big screen and everyone tries to come up with the best answer possible. When the questions are concluded; the answer sheets are exchanged and the grading begins. This is usually where the quiz master gets in trouble and some good natured teasing begins. Of course, the team with the highest score wins and the second place team also is awarded some money. Everyone is invited to come out and join us for a great time and a relaxing evening of mind bending posers to keep the old brain sharpened up. Bring snacks and liquid refreshments if you like and bring friends and family too. Youll have a good time and have a cheap night out. See you on Wednesday the 15 of October.Veterans DayDont miss Veterans Day at Cherrywood this year. Be at the clubhouse by 11 a.m. to see our Color Guard and Vet Club Officers at their best. Following an inspirational speech by our guest speaker; there will be a wreath laying ceremony; a salute to all Veterans and Taps. Immediately following the Veterans Day service, the ceremony will move into the clubhouse for the introduction of Patriot; the newest service dog. Patriot is being donated by the Veterans Club in the name of the College of Central Florida. Patriot is just a few months old but already wears his service dog jacket with pride and eager expectation. Hes just a great puppy and youll want to see him in person. Unfortunately, he wont be signing any autographs; he hasnt learned to write yet. A special donation was made so that our Veterans Club could honor CF for all they do for Veterans. Since the college mascot is the Patriot; the name for the dog was a natural. Several dignitaries from the college; the Patriot Dog Project and from the Marion County SPCA will be on hand to take part in this presentation. It should be a beautiful event as we move forward with our commitment to help veterans. Food will be served after the Veterans Day ceremony and the Patriots coming out party. Tickets will be required so check at the office or see an officer of the Vets Club. While the out door service is always free and open to the public; there is a charge for the meal tickets and inside ceremony. Be sure to get your tickets early so you dont miss out on this limited seating event.Sheriff Dept seeking donationsThe Marion County Sheriffs Office is looking for donations of unopened bags of candy and money for their annual Halloween Party at the substation located on State Road 200. Every year the Sheriffs Office throws a party for all the neighborhood kids. There are gift bags with candy and treats; clowns; face painting; music; displays and demonstrations by the K9 and mounted units. This is a fun time for the youngsters and it provides a safer atmosphere for them than wandering the streets trick or treating. Cherrywood is known for its generosity and support for children so if you would like to help support this effort for our communitys young people; please contact David Siegel at 390-3325. Dave is our CERT team leader and he will be happy to fill you in on all the details for this program. Volunteers are also needed to act as chaperons so let Dave know if you would be available for those duties as well. Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 15 www.smcitizen.com 18~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com THE HOME PLACE By Carrie La Seur In this debut novel, the American West is portrayed without myth or romance. In fact, what Alma Terrebonne remembers most about her former life in Billings, Montana is the brutal cold: The cold on a January night in Billings, Montana, is personal and spiritual. It knows your weaknesses. It communicates with your fears. In this cold, you understand at last that you are not brave at all. Now a high-powered corporate lawyer living comfortably in Seattle with her boyfriend Jean-Marc and thoroughly citified, she is jolted by an urgent call to return to Montana in the wake of her sister Vickys sudden death. The timing couldnt be worse. A career make-or-break deal is pending at her firm and her nemesis Duncan would love to get his hands on her hard work during her absence. Still, she owes the family she hasnt seen in years her support during this tragedy. And the circumstances of Vickys death are highly suspicious. Moreover, she worries about what will become of her 11-year-old niece Brittany. So she bids farewell to office and boyfriend with the promise that shell return in a week. Its a promise she wont be able to keep. To Alma theres a love/hate feeling about being home. And the mystery of Vickys death from exposure becomes secondary to family dynamics. Because her parents died long ago in a car accident, whats left of the family just includes her brother Pete, a reformed alcoholic, an aunt and uncle and her grandmother Maddie. Almost like family is her teenage love Chance Murphy. Alma was the only one in the Terrebonne family to break away from the bleak winters and isolation of her hometown. Gradually, however, she realizes that the land and people can reattach themselves even to those who resist it. The love she and Chance experienced had been preserved under glass. But with her homecoming it once again breathes and lives. This is a novel that addresses serious subjects like rape, incest, and a vulnerable land threatened by mining. And it explores the response of stoic Westerners to these problems. A love/hate feeling about home Bookmark Pat Wellington Social SecuritySocial Security is often called the "third rail" of politics, but it is a vital program that needs review and reform, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens, which, since its founding, has been actively seeking Congressional intervention. But, says AMAC, it is a true grass roots issue that requires each and every one of us to get up to date on the facts and then to lobby our lawmakers for attention. Social Security will become an even more important topic as time goes on and the population ages. Consider the fact that the segment of the U.S. population over 65 years of age is expected to grow by more than 3.6 million people a year over the next 20 years as calculated by the Pew Research Center. CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 PLEASESEECHERRYWOOD, PAGE19 000JG4V SOLD SOLD On Top of the World Marco Polo Village Marion Oaks Sun Valley Oak Run Cell: (352) 812-4076 Office: (352) 854-2955 justineareilly@aol.com Put your home on our list too! First American Heritage, LLC www.FirstAmericanHeritage.com Justine A. Reilly, Realtor 000JGEC ATTENTION AUTO SHOPPERS 2060 SW COLLEGE RD., OCALA, FL 34471 H OURS : M ON .-S AT 9 AM -8 PM S UN 12 PM -6 PM S ERVICE : M ON .-F RI 7:30 AM -6 PM S AT 8 AM -5 PM Local 352.622.4111 or Toll Free 800.342.3008 www.pearsonnissanofocala.com Id like to invite all my friends and family to visit me at Pearson Nissan Drop in or call Cindy at Pearson Nissan! 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Help keep our kids safe this Halloween; call Dave today.Cherrywood TravelSpend Christmas in Biloxi at the beautiful Imperial Palace Casino. Enjoy a four-day, three-night trip that will take you by deluxe motor coach from the clubhouse to the doors of the I.P casino as you relax and enjoy the scenery and conversation. Once you arrive; settle into your comfortable room and get ready to enjoy yourself. You can shop at the many boutiques and stores; get a facial at one of the elegant spas; dine at any of the bistros and restaurants or hit the casino floor for some exciting gaming. Your travel package includes perks such as $24 in food credits; $25 in rewards play and $15 in slot play. Theres more when you check out the Hard Rock Casino because they will give you an additional $15 in slot play. Those benefits might get you started on a winning streak. Call Natalie today at 854-4561 to reserve your place for this trip. Why not spend the holiday in the welcoming and friendly atmosphere of the Imperial Palace Casino? From your reporterThose of you who have been reading my column during these past few years know that Cherrywood is a wonderful and very active community. What makes any community great is the people who live in it and that is the finest aspect of living here; the generous and loving residents. To be successful, any organization must have dedicated and willing volunteers. Cherrywood has no shortage of such individuals and therefore; we have a wide variety of activities including dinners; dances; tickets for the drawings; clubhouse decorating; pool and card playing groups; singles gatherings and ladies luncheons; plus a host of other programs for our people. Few people realize what is involved in sponsoring or hosting an event. Those who head committees and organizations know because it is they who shoulder the responsibility for the success or failure of a project. They know too that no one person is capable of doing everything that is required to provide for an activity. Without volunteers; there would be no events. Every time a meal is served; a song is played in the clubhouse; a stitch is sewn for needy women and children; a can of food is collected for a homeless vet; a tournament or sports event takes place; flags are put out for funerals or Veterans events; or any thing else that happens here; it is always because of our volunteers. Often in an adult community people have aches and pains; medical issues or family problems to deal with. For our volunteers; these issues are put aside so that we can have the benefit of an event. Self sacrifice is just one of the many virtues that they display. Personal commitment is also one of the admired traits of those who volunteer. During my time reporting I have never heard of any volunteer not showing up for an event unless it was because of a family emergency. The work ethic of those who volunteer is admirable to say the very least. My job has been easy compared to the work of our volunteers. All that I have had to do is attend the various activities; they are the ones who have had to put them on. Many times their work has gone on at great personal sacrifice and without recognition or acclaim. In my parting From the reporter I would like to correct this wrong. Unfortunately there isnt enough room to list everyones name but hopefully I will be joined by all of our residents when I say thank you to our volunteers. No matter what organization or club; no matter what activity you help provide; no matter what service we have because of you; thank you for all your work; time; expertise and sacrifice. Whenever you attend an event or activity; be sure to say thank you to those who are putting it on. Cherrywood is a much better place because of their dedication and commitment. One other thank you is order at this time. I thank each of you who have read this column over the years. I hope it has helped inform you and occasionally brought a smile to your face. It has been a privilege. Editors Note: Until a writer is found, items for this column should be emailed to editor@smcitizen.com with a copy sent to smcitbackup@gmail.com with the word Cherrywood in the subject line. Stories should be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the e-mail, and photos must be JPG attachments. If there is anyone interested in taking over this column, please write the above addresses. Well do you believe how fast our summer is disappearing? For those who dont like the heat, you are happy. But for those who dont like the cold you are not so happy. But just remember our winters are very short so summer will be back very fast. The love bugs are here and should be here for about 2 weeks.New England Pot LuckResults of the Spruce Creek Norths New England Pot Luck are very good.Over 50 people attended this first event of the fall. There were many different foods to pass out. Some new residents got to meet several of their neighbors. There was more than enough food for all.Octoberfest DanceNext event in SCN coming up is the first dance of the fall. It will be Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. Sign-up is Oct. 14 and 15 at the SCN clubhouse from 1 to 2 p.m. The DJ and entertainer will be Donna Carrier who has performed at SCN some time ago and she was enjoyed by all. Come on all you dancers, come and have a good time! The menu has been changed to pizza and salad plus dessert and coffee (or tea). Cost is $10 each. Dinner starts at 6. BYOB plus 50/50.Social NewsCindy Hutchins held the first social committee meeting of the fall on Sept. 2nd at the SCN clubhouse. Many events were discussed. October 7 (Tuesday) is the next meeting. If you would like to be a member of this committee just plan to attend on the first Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Meetings with Heritage Management are the second Monday of each month. If you have some suggestions or complaints, just drop a note in the green box at the clubhouse and please sign it.Moles, Gophers and Wasp sprayAll of a sudden, after living in SCN for over 6 years, we had a nasty energetic mole or gopher digging up our back yard. We threw moth balls down and castor oil spray to no avail. Finally saw that it Was a gopher and decided to shoot some wasp spray down the hole of the sand mound. Guess they dont like wasp spray cause after 5 mounds we think they have moved on. Any kind of wasp spray will do. Good luck!Activities and ClubsLets go over the activities at the SCN clubhouse. Tuesday night is Bingo. Bingo is run by Pauline Shannon and a wonderful group of helpers. Get there at 6 p.m. Residents from other communities are always welcome. Euchre is played on Monday night. Bonnie Teemly is the co-ordinator of this group. They play at 6:30. Mens Billiards is played Monday Friday at 2:30. They really need some new players as a lot of the regulars have been ill and had to quit. No money is involved so consequently they are no arguments. Horseshoe Pitching is twice a week at 9 a.m. Contact Ed Durham for more information on days, etc./ Mah Jongg is played every Wednesday at 1 p.m. This is another group that needs new players as many former players have moved away. Ladies Poker is still being played on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. Call Elsie Murray for more information. Craft club will start up again in October with Marlene Dorner leading this group. They meet Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Ping Pong is run by Ben Medolla (837-2919) and they play different days of the week. The Quilters meet on Friday at noon. This group always has some new quilts being made and some really beautiful work. The Exercise group is still active four days a week in the pool Mon-Wed-Thursand Saturday at 9 a.m. Four ladies lead this active bunch: Delores Pecor, Chris Durham, Fern Eberly and Dee Warner. When October becomes too chilly most of the water ladies will move indoors. Also Line Dancing should begin again on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Bowling is still on Fridays at 9 a.m. Call Joan Laliberty for more information. Finally the water at the pool is getting a little cooler, much more refreshing. Hope you all have a great week. Regards, Jan LiberioJan Liberio resides in Spruce Creek North with her husband Jim and can be reached by dropping a note in the mail slots at the SCN clubhouse. Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 19 www.smcitizen.com 14~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Results good for New England pot luck dinner Spruce Creek North Jan Liberio CHERRYWOODCONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 000JG8Q 000JC6L $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! Flowers $AVE!! $AVE!! $AVE!! 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sales are 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. DECCA doesnt open the facilities until 8 a.m. so please be patient and careful if it is still dark or rainy. We have to have the name and phone number of everyone who signs up and dont forget to bring your checkbook! We had a great response to our Murder Mystery Train trip on Sept. 24-25. Fun was had by all and Jack and Eleanor Foggan were getting kudos as usual for being superb hosts. The only complaint was that there was too much food. It seems our residents really like the 2-day overnight trips so we have two in the new brochure. Check them out! Irish-American Club The Irish-American party held on Sept. 25 was a fun filled evening. Attendees enjoyed the food by Mojo Grill and music Our by Golden Age. The meatball contest had 14 contestants. The winners were Valerie Stazak 1st place$30, Eileen Oefelein 2nd place$20 and Pat Shane 3rd place-$10. Thanks to all the participants and a special thanks to Rondo Fernadez, owner of Mojo Grill and Frank Bartosik. retired Executive Chef. The final party for 2014 will be the annual Christmas Party held on Dec. 4 At Palm Grove more details will follow.The Upper Midwest ClubThe Upper Midwest Club will offer Oak Run residents a bus trip to the Hudson Dinner Theater on Saturday, Dec. 13 for the matinee Broadway musical of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. This spectacular musical extravaganza ran for 10 years at Madison Square Garden. In 2004, this version became the basis of an NBC Hallmark Entertainment special. This version retains its emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously told story, beautiful score and incredible production numbers. $67 includes transportation, dinner, show and tips. FMI call Jessica 873-4551.Oak Run Womens Golf AssociationHere are the winners of the Sept. 18 Low Net Play. Flight 1: Jennie Buccella, Ginny Millington, Marty Babb. Flight 2: Ruth Morgan, Annette Carini, Olive Adler. Flight 3: Marlene Smith Linda Noel, Pat Apeland. Flight 4: Mary Hart, Ginny Simons, Bebe Hahne Closest to the Pin: Ginny Millington. Chip-In: Ginny Simons The winners of the Sept.25 Low Net Play were: Flight 1: Gail Barclay, Kathy OConnell, LaVerne Browand. ;Flight 2: Jennie Buccella, Ginny Millington, June Dickbernd. Flight 3: Marlene Puglisi, Sue Elie, Joan Klier. Flight 4: Mary Hart, Ginny Simons, Pat Clark. Closest to the Pin: Kathy OConnell. Chip Ins: Gail Barclay, Delma Miller, Ginny Simons.Oak Run Ladies Niner GolfOn Sept. 11, the game was Simple Scramble. Team 3 First Place: Donna Gwin; Diana Schmidt; Rae Stover; and, Kim Hessel. On Sept. 18, the game was Lot Net. Flight A First Place: Elsa Berbig; Second Place: Donna Gwin, Sharon Hall and Kerry Tims (all tied). Flight B First Place: Diana Schmidt. Second Place: Ilene Simnowitz and Sharon Scrivins (tied). Kim Hessel had a chip-in on hole #2 and Sharon Hall had a chip-in on hole #4.Democratic Club of Oak RunThe next meeting of the Democratic Club of Oak Run will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. Speakers will be Dave Koller, candidate for U.S. Congressional seat in District 11 and either Ray Seaman or Nancy Noonan, who will speak on the School Tax Referendum. Tickets for the Nov. 13 Holiday Social will be sold at $8. This will provide you with a complete delicious chicken dinner. You can choose fried or roasted at purchase time. If you are unable to attend this meeting and want to purchase a ticket you can call Sandy Wolfe.Do You RememberTune in to Len Teitlers Do You Remember featuring Donna Boltons May 8, 2010 Showcase of Stars with Master of Ceremonies Ron Manford, following F Y I daily from Oct. 3 to Oct. 10.BocceIf you have just moved in to Oak Run or are a snowbird, wed like to offer you an opportunity to join our Bocce Club. We have openings on our Thursday evening team and some morning teams. If you are not familiar with the game, we will teach youcome on out and meet new people, have fun and get some exercise in at the same time. For more information, call Pat or Art Kreideweis at 291-1456.Ballroom Dance ClubThe October dance class will continue Night Club Two Step on Mondays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 7 p.m. at The Orchid Club with Charles Cook, Professional Instructor of all types of Dance. Cost is $25 p.p. for all four lessons, (great deal). Open to only Oak Run residents. FMI call Michele at 873-0561, or Jennifer at 854-1037.BingoEvery Tuesday and doors open at 4 p.m., bingo at 6 p.m. If you havent played bingo, why not stop at Palm Grove and give it a try. It seems to be a fun evening. Light food is available at Lindas Caf, reasonable prices and it is delicious. Well dear neighbors, that is it and I hope you all keep well. Remember to be kind to one another. Any news you want to have in the Citizen send me an email or give me a call. Laura Smith csjtpq@deccacable.com. Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 13 www.smcitizen.com M AINTAIN THE H EALTH OF Y OUR B USINESS Advertise in 20~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Featuring Bikes For Every Rider! 35 246 575 38 352-465-7538 www.bluerunbicycles.com 000JGOU SUMMER CLEARANCE ON In Town NICEST BIKE SHOP 20312 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An upcoming trip could create some problems with your schedule unless you tie up as many loose ends as possible before you head out the door. Ask a friend or colleague to help you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Being eager to start a new project is fine. However, moving ahead without knowing what actually will be expected of you could cause a problem down the line. Ask some questions. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Getting through some recent challenges in good shape might give you a false sense of security. Dont relax your guard. You need to be prepared for what else could happen. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Caution is still advised, even though you think youre as prepared as you need to be. Keep in mind that change is in your aspect, and you should expect the unexpected. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The Lions gift of persuasion helps you get your points across, even to some of your most negative naysayers. An old friend might seek you out for some advice. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Being sure of your convictions is fine. But leave some room for dissenting opinions. You might learn something that could help you avoid a possible problem later on. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Getting good legal advice on what your rights actually are is the first step toward resolving that pesky problem so that it doesnt re-emerge at a later date. Good luck. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Longtime relationships work well this week, whether theyre personal or professional. Its also a good time to invite new friends and colleagues into your life. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) This is a good week to do the research that will help you uncover those irrefutable facts that can back you up on your new venture when you most need it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Change is an important factor in your aspect this week and could affect something you might have thought was immune to any sort of adjustment or alteration. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Being asked to share someones deeply personal confidence might be flattering, but accepting could be unwise. Decline gracefully but firmly. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) As wise as you are, you could still be misled by someone who seems to be sincere but might not be. Take more time to assess the situation before making any commitments. 2014 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Bingo is played every Monday and Thursday with games beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch is available each day until 1:30 p.m. Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen every Monday evening beginning at 6 p.m. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. for a $4 donation. The VFW sponsors a fish fry on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month, featuring AUCE wild Alaskan Pollack, fries, hush puppies and slaw, all for a $6 donation. Dinner is from 4 to 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will sponsor chicken wings and/or shrimp baskets every 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month for a donation of $7. Baskets are available from 4 to 6 p.m. VFWs 25th birthday celebration. Oct. 18 there will be a steak dinner 4 to 6 p.m., Entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. Donation is $3. Oct. 31, Halloween party with Dave Baldwin. Mark your calendars for the Ladies Auxiliary 25th anniversary cocktail party, Dec. 20. All of our frying is done 100 percent trans fat free frying oil. Stay a while after enjoying one of our delicious meals and listen to music in the canteen. Friday Oct. 3 hear Dave Baldwin and Oct. 4 hear Stephbeebop from 7 to 11 p.m. Lunches are available Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Menu varies. Enjoy Philly Cheese Steaks on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781, 9401 SW 110 St. telephone 352-873-4781. For members and guests only. Restaurants come and go. The area on Route 200 near I-75, known as Restaurant Row, has seen many changes with closed restaurants demolished or refurbished and new ones opened, some pretty darn quick. I just have to travel down Pun Alley to some restaurants to see whats happening.Burned upJerry had told all his friends about the delicious steak hed eaten at one of the storefront Ocala restaurants. So they decided to go there and see if it was really as large and delicious as he said. But much to their disappointment, the waiter brought them the tiniest steak theyd ever seen. See here, my good man, Jerry barked, I was in this restaurant yesterday and you served me a big juicy steak, and now today, when Ive organized a party, you serve such a small one. Yes, sir, replied the waiter. But yesterday you were sitting by the window.Best solutionTodd was waiting tables at a country club when an elegantly dressed woman spilled Manhattan clam chowder all over her white linen skirt. She began furiously dabbing at it with a napkin. Having plenty of experience with getting out food stains, Todd asked, Can I bring you some club soda? Young man, she replied, Ill be the judge of when Ive had enough to drink. Bring me another martini.Silence pleaseA restaurant on the Maine coast specialized in local seafood. Their particular specialty was their version of Filet of Sole. Customers enjoyed the fine food and were greeted by the owner in pantomime. The kitchen staffers were also masters of the art of pantomime. A sign over the kitchen entrance read, These are the mimes that fry Maines soles.Small bitesWhen the fish restaurant offered free meals, diners asked, Whats the catch? When you dine out and all the waiters are wearing gloves, do you wonder whats in the food that makes them afraid? Nowadays, an after dinner mint is what you need to pay the restaurant check. The food that you get in art museums is institutional revenge for the art that you get in restaurants. There was an awful fight at the seafood restaurant. Four fish got battered. At a fancy French restaurant, I thought Id be cool and order the Poulet a la Ferrari. Turns out it was an ordinary chicken thatd been run over by a fancy car.A shocking situationA man went to a restaurant and lounge. Because his shirt was open at the collar, the bouncer told him he must wear a necktie to get in. So he went out to his car, looked around for a tie and discovered that he didnt have one. He saw a set of jumper cables in his trunk. In desperation he tied them around his neck, managed to fashion a knot and let the ends dangle free. When he went back to the restaurant the bouncer carefully looked him over for a few minutes and then said, Well, okay, I guess you can come in; just dont start anything.Not actingAn actor walked into a decrepit restaurant for a quick cup of coffee. He noticed another actor busing dishes. Wow, the first actor said, what is this? A man with your talent is slaving in a greasy spoon like this. The other actor retorted, At least I dont eat here! At another restaurant the diners were talking. I hear the owner of this restaurant has hired an exactor for cashier, said one. Why? asked the other. Is he good at juggling figures? No, but he used to be a quick-change artist! Smart kidA man went out with his kids for a quick breakfast before shopping. The place was busy, but the quality of the food and service were obviously not up to par. When they finally got their breakfast, his youngest daughter took a look at her fathers omelet and burnt toast and declared very loudly to the waitress, My Daddy cant eat that toast, he is black toast intolerant.Hint hintThe young woman really thought shed been very patient through a protracted period of dating with no talk of marriage. One night her steady boyfriend took her to a Chinese restaurant. As he perused the menu, he casually asked her, So, how do you like your rice? Steamed or fried? Without missing a beat, she looked over her menu at him and clearly replied, Thrown. Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 21 www.smcitizen.com 12~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Fifth Passport Show, Legends of Song Saturday, Oct. 18 7 p.m. at Palm Grove Club; due to unforeseen circumstances, Frank Sinatra (Bill Stabile, Tribute Artist) will not be appearing. The show will go on with Barbara VanEycken (remember her Patsy Cline show last year) doing Ladies of Song, a journey back to when Music was Music with tributes to Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, Liza Minnelli, and many more, with a surprise return of Patsy Cline. Its unlikely these legendary artists would have ever toured together, but for one night, thats exactly what youll get! Youll hear songs that bring back those special memories. Cost is $15 per person. Ticket Sales, Monday, Oct. 6 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Card Room. For tickets after Oct. 6, call Carol Forgette, 873-3074. The Haunted Mansion Dance. Saturday, Oct 25, 6:30 to 11 p.m. Music by Eddie Shannon & Co. Ticket Sales Monday, Oct 13, 8 to 10 a.m. in the Card Room. Tickets $6 per person. For tickets after Oct. 13, call Carol Forgette at 873-3074. For Oak Run residents and their guests only. Make all checks payable to ORHA Please, no cash. Calling All Artists and Crafters! Oak Runs Arts and Crafts Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Palm Grove Auditorium. If you would like to participate by offering your Arts or Crafts for sale, please call Paul Pike at 861 6953. Please call between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to reserve your space. Table cost is still only $7 per table. Please contact Paul ASAP as tables go fast! If you are interested in getting Ambassador information by e-mail, send your e-mail address to Sandy Hacket at orambassadors@gmail.comTravel ClubExcitement is in the air following the distribution of the new bright yellow Travel Brochure for Winter/Spring 2015. Residents of Oak Run and their qualifying guests are eligible for all our trips. We are already getting calls so be sure you do not miss the sale dates coming up beginning Oct. 14. Check the brochure for the date and place of the trips you are interested in. Get your name on the signup sheet when you arrive at each sale and remember all OAK RUNCONTINUED FROM PAGE 11 PLEASESEEOAK RUN, PAGE13 Time to go out for dinner on Pun Alley Pun Alley Dick Frank Events at VFW Post 4781 Read the classifieds 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 Sunday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Pastor: Matt Hunt Co-Pastor Kevin Hunt (Independent) 6158 SW Hwy. 200 Jasmine Plaza Ocala, FL 34476 873-4705 000J4BB 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 On the air 720 AM Sundays 7:00 am 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... 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 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481 854-9550 Rev. Jennifer N. Sims Rev. Michael L. Sims Sunday Traditional Worship 8:00 & 11:00 A.M. Casual & Contemporary 9:30 A.M. Saturday The Wall 6 P.M. Stanfield Hall 000I9P5 Childr en & Youth Ministries 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 000IHWK Evangelical Lutheran Church joyocala@embarqmail.com Edward Holloway Pastor 7045 SW 83rd Pl., Ocala (352) 854-4509 Nursery Pr ovided 000IZ50 Sunday Worship 8:15 am & 11:00 am Wednesday Evening Worship 6:45 pm German Language Worship 1st. Sunday of each month 3:00 pm 000IT4V 8070 SW 60th A ve. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 SERVICES HOURS Sunday 9am, 11am, 6pm 1:00pm Spanish Service Wednesday Night 7pm Youth 7pm Thursday 7pm Spanish Service Nursery available Catch our events & sermons at www.crossroadscog.net WE WELCOME ALL! Bishop Paul Woosley 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 000J9F1 Pastor Gary O. Marshall 7768 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala (352) 237-4633 www.countr ysideocala.org Welcome to Countryside Presbyterian Church (USA) Sunday Worship 10:30 am Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am Tuesday Bible Study 2:00 pm Wednesday Study 3:00 pm Inspiring Traditional Worship 000IB9M 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 Maranatha Baptist Church 347-5683 www.maranathabaptistc.org Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Sunday Services . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. & 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 000JG5P Our Redeemer Lutheran Church LC-MS 5200 S.W State Road 200 1 3 / 4 Miles We st of I-75 Wo rship Services Sunday 8:00 & 1 1:00 AM Bible Class & Sunday School 9:30 AM Saturday 5:00 PM Casual w/Christ Pastor Joe Adams 237-2233 Sharing the Joy of Jesus Christ! 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 info@swccocala.com 000JFZJ Relevant Pr eaching, Community Impact & Radical Compassion Southwest Campus 7651 SW State Road 200 Circle Square Plaza, Ocala, 34476 Sundays 8:45 a.m. Sunday Eves 6 p.m. Southeast Campus Sundays 10:30 a.m. W ednesday 6:30 p.m. Pastor David Lambert 000IKH2 000IHUZ 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Classes for all ages Worship Service . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am P ASTOR D AVI D B ELLOWS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, Fl 34476 000JFI9 St. Raphael Orthodox Church in America (Citrus County) Divine Liturgy Sun. 10 am Great Vespers Sat. 4 pm Fr Sergious Gerken (352) 201-1320 www.straphaelchurch.org 1277 N. Paul Dr INVERNESS right off Hwy 41 N. Come to our SLAVIC FESTIVAL Food & Crafts Sat., Oct. 25, 10 am 4 pm 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 000JGC4 F AMILY OWNED AND OPERA TED CER TIFIED TECHS EST 1990 TWO OCALA LOCA TIONS SR 200 & 91ST AVE. 237-5599 2040 N. PINE A VE. 622-0075 DARE TO COMP ARE Most Cars Complete Service Top Off Fluids Check Air Pressure In Tires Inspect Belts 7 Hoses. Must present coupon. Not valid with any other of fer. Expires 10/10/14 Lube-Oil-Filter FREE TIRE ROTA TION W ith Oil Change $ 21 95 Up to 5 qts. oil, 5W30 or 15W40 Not valid with any other of fer. 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Dear readers, this has been an interesting week for me as I have spent it at a hospital where my husband is a patient. You might remember when I mentioned his total knee replacement which so many of you here in Oak Run have had and it has been successful. Well with us if something will go wrong it will happen to us and it did. The interesting part I mentioned is how many medical staff people are familiar with somebody they have met from Oak Run. Most times I think it is a good impression but once in awhile it is an oh with no other comment. So like I keep saying be kind to everyone you meet as you never know when it might turn out to be a nurse caring for you. Sunday I hit one of the great rain storms we are having and as I drove home I felt a bit low and the weather didnt help. Guess what? Suddenly the sky was filled with beautiful clouds and the sun peeking through showing me there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I did stop at a rehearsal for Hello Dolly and loved it. Mrs. Dolly Levy was teaching some men how to dance (for a cost of course) and after a couple steps they burst into song I Can Dance, I Can Dance. I almost stood up and started to dance. If you dont have your ticket for this show yet there might be a few available, Oct. 10, 11 and 12. There are some important activities coming up so watch your calendar and be sure to try and attend. One of my favorite Columnists John Everlove, Cherrywood, is retiring and I wish him well. LauraOak Run Homeowners AssociationThe General Meeting for all residents is Wednesday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. at the Orchid Club. These meetings should be scheduled on all residents calendars to find out what is happening in the community. The Board is open to questions and suggestions. The guest speaker will be Hank Bolduc, a representative from SECO. Mr. Bolduc will give a presentation on energy saving air conditioning/heating units. He will speak to scam presentations when looking for a new unit. This is an informational program you dont want to miss. Neighborhood Reps meeting is Monday, Oct. 6, 9 a.m. at I.C. followed by Directors Workshop.Oak Run Quilt Club Open HouseOn Oct. 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Island Club, we will be having the drawing for Hospice quilt. There are tickets still available for anyone that wants another chance to win. This is a handmade quilt by our ladies in the quilt club. We will also have a boutique and bake sale. Also well have on hand for your viewing some of the projects we made during the year. Dont miss out on this great event. Everyone is invited.Oak Run Health FairOur annual Health Fair will be held on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to the many physicians and health organizations participating, we will also have a mobile unit offering annual wellness screenings for residents over 65 and on Medicare, free of charge.Oak Run LibraryRemember Friday, Oct.3, at 1 p.m. is the meeting of the Friends of Oak Run Library in the auditorium of the Orchard Club. The speaker will be Dave Schlenker, Entertainment Editor of the Ocala Star Banner. All members of the Friends of Oak Run Library are invited to attend. Also at this meeting, the items for our annual raffle will be displayed, and you can purchase your raffle tickets for 3 for $1. The membership dues for the Friends, the raffle proceeds, and the monthly book sales all help to support the purchase of books and other items for the library. Some of the new large print books purchased this month for your reading pleasure are: Blind Spot by Robert Parker; Festive in Death by J. D. Robb; The Eye of Heaven by Clive Cussler; Lisettes List by Susan Vreeland; and Blood on the Water by Anne Perry. The Oak Run Library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Come visit us soon.Ambassador NewsThe White Elephant Sale is Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Palm Grove Club from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 11 www.smcitizen.com 22~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Oak Run homeowners to hold meeting on Wednesday Oak Run Laura Smith PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPELHealth Expo at HawthorneHawthorne Estates in Ocala had a well attended Health Expo on Saturday, Sept. 27. More than two dozen vendors were represented at the Expo. Hearing, cardiology, pharmacies, and Hospice were among the health vendors available to chat with people. Refreshments were also available. Friday, Oct. 3: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner $8 or steak dinner $11 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Solid Gold (will be set up in the hall). Saturday, Oct. 4: Bar Bingo 2 p.m., ham, mac and cheese, green beans and roll $8, entertainment Tim Roberson Karaoke, (will be set up in the hall). Sunday, Oct. 5: Pot Luck Sunday 4 to 6 p.m., Bubbles Karaoke 4 p.m. to ??? (entertainment in the Social Quarters). Monday, Oct. 6: $1 Coney hot dogs, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., $6 dinner plate served 5 to 7 p.m. In house darts 5:45 to 9 p. m. Wednesday: Oct. 8: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., Bar Bingo 5 p.m., $1 Coney dogs, $2.50 pizza or $1 large pretzel. Thursday: Oct. 9: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., $6 dinner plate served 5 to 7 p.m., bowling league 6 p.m., open shuffleboard 6:30 p. m. Friday: Oct. 10: Happy hour 3 to 5 p.m., fish or shrimp dinner $8 or steak dinner $11 served 5 to 7 p.m., Entertainment Bubbles Karaoke (will be set up in the hall). Open to members and qualified guests. Special event dinners tickets are now being pre-sold. Call and reserve your tickets today! West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 SW 110th St., Phone 352-8542200. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 activities Calendar Saturday, Oct. 4 Blessing of the Animals at JoyThe annual blessing of the animals will take place at Joy Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Memorial Garden. Pastor Ed Holloway will conduct the service. The public is welcome to bring their dogs, cats, horses, sheep, birds, and etc. to receive the blessing. Owners must be able to control their pets. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For more information call (352) 854-4509 ext 221.Blessing of Animals at St. JudeSaturday, Oct. 4, is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. At 10 a.m. a Blessing of the Animals will take place under the front canopy at 443 Marion Oaks Drive. All dogs, cats, birds, etc. are welcome to be here to receive the blessing of the Lord. Yoga in Sholom ParkYoga in Sholom Park will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Bring a mat or towel and enjoy the beauty of the Peace Park. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Fall tree and shrub saleThe Marion County Master Gardeners will host their annual Fall Tree & Shrub Sale Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m.-noon or until sold out. The event will be held at the Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Admission and parking are free. Master Gardeners will have many types of plants available for sale, including: fruit, ornamental and shades trees; shrubs; and selected perennials. Gardening publications, soil test kits and a large variety of seeds will also be available for purchase. Funds raised from this event will support the Marion County Master Gardener program and the youth horticulture scholarship program. No pets are allowed at the event. For more information about Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.Palm Cay Craft fairOn Oct. 4, Palm Cay will conduct its craft fair, which is open to the public, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. There will be a baked goods sale going on at the same time, and also a quilt raffle. The kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy hot dogs and drinks for lunch.Marion Landing craft fairThe annual Marion Landing Craft Fair will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon in the communitys Lifestyle Center 8601 SW 65th Ave. Road across from Queen of Peace Catholic Church on SR 200. Handcrafted items for sale include jewelry, quilts, greeting cards, floral arrangements, handbags, home dcor, paintings, unique gifts and holiday items. Coffee/tea and donuts will be available for a nominal price. Free admission open to the public. No pets, please. For more information, call 237-7152. 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HOT TOPICS AT THE BRIDGE RSVP (352) 873-2036 2800 SW 41st St., Bldg. 200 Ocala, FL 34474 Thursday October 9th @ 2 PM V eterans Seminar pr esented by Gary Marriage of Operation: V eteran Aid Learn how to qualify for the Aid & Attendance Pension Benefit from the Veterans Administration. You may be entitled to as much as $24,648 in Tax-Free money per year This is valuable information for veterans and their spouses and widows of veterans. This is a presentation you will not want to miss. Refreshments will be served and raf fle tickets given for a chance to win a door prize. Thursday October 16th @ 2 PM Dessert With The Doctor Join us as we talk heart to heart with Dr Omeni Osian, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Ocala Regional Medical Center He will discuss what a healthy heart is and the warning signs for heart problems. Have questions? Ask the doctor!

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Saturday, Oct. 4 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.Majestic Oaks, Bent Tree saleMajestic Oaks is having a joint garage sale with a neighbor community, Bent Tree on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 11 Directions: Take State Road 200 to SW 60th Avenue (Airport Road). At intersection go South on 60th past CVS to S.W. 80th Street. Take left onto S.W. 80th. The first road on right is the entrance to Bent Tree (SW 56th Avenue Road) and the second road on right is the entrance to Majestic Oaks (SW 54th Court).Sunday, Oct. 5 5K run-walk for breast cancer awarenessThe College of Central Florida Student Activities Board will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a 5K run-walk Sunday, Oct. 5, at 8 a.m., at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. In color run style, participants will have the option of being splashed with pink paint throughout the course. The event is presented in partnership with Classic Rock WIND-FM and radio personality Hunter, who is a breast cancer survivor. The run will benefit Dunnellon-based Michelle-OGram, a nonprofit that assists women who cannot afford diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds or screenings. Named after Dunnellon resident Michelle Blauser Standridge, who died at age 33 after a three-year battle with breast cancer, the organization has helped more than 500 women since it began in 2009. Register for the 5k on active.com search CF SAB or print the registration form and drop it off at the CF Office of Student Life in the Bryant Student Union, Room 201. Registration is $20 now or $25 after Oct. 1. Registration will be also be available on race day at 7 a.m. To learn more about CF, visit CF.edu. For more information on Michelle-O-Gram, visit michelleogram.com. Friday, Oct. 10 Oktoberfest at Circle SquareCircle Square Commons will hold Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. on The Town Square. Enjoy an evening celebrating the German heritage and be entertained with live music by Alpine Express and the amazing sword swallower, Dan Meyer. Celebrate by eating delicious foods such as grilled brats, Shepherds pie, sweet treats, pretzels and more from Yalaha Bakery. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Bring the family for an amazing and fun evening and listen or take part in the yodeling contest, get your face painted, participate in raffles and much more amusing activities. A portion of the raffle proceeds will benefit the MCSO K-9 Unit. Circle Square Commons Town Square is at 8405 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For information on other entertainment and events on The Town Square, visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com or call 352-854-3670.Saturday, Oct. 11 Community breakfast servedOWUMC community wide breakfast sponsored by the mens fellowship, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat only $5. All your favorite breakfast items served in a pleasant environment. Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, 352-854-9550.First Congregational yard saleIts time again for the annual yard sale at First Congregational Church on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please note the time change from previous years. Doors will open promptly at 9 a.m. Shop from a vast array of items which include clothing, jewelry, handbags, dishes, glassware, cookware, linens, decorative pillows, bedding, appliances, furniture, audio equipment, tools, and so much more. New this year, we are adding a boutique section for better clothing, jewelry and home decor. For those who may become thirsty or hungry from shopping all the great deals, refreshments will be available for purchase. First Congregational is located at 7171 SW State Road 200.Yard sale at Spruce Creek PreserveMore than 50 families have signed up for the Spruce Creek Preserve Community Yard Sale to be held Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Spruce Creek Preserve is on State Road 200, 2 1/2 miles west of the intersection with County Road 484. Look for the American flag at the entrance. Button Club to meetManatee Button Club will meet Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. We will discuss the hobby of button collecting and competition trays for the upcoming Florida State Convention. Our guest speaker is Connie Robinson, a local porcelain artist, who will give a presentation on antique glass buttons made by Leo Popper & Sons. Public welcome come join us!Sunday, Oct. 12 Piano students to performOur next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Church, SW State Road 200, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Leslie Hammess students from The Piano Conservatory will play the best love classics and those that should be. The popular Eddy Duchin story theme and Im Always Chasing Rainbows actually came from two Chopin numbers that will be featured in the concert in their original forms. In addition to Chopin, there will be Scarletti, Barber, Gershwin, some Russians, original compositions, an all sister trio and original student arrangements. Ms. Leslie promises some surprises which she will not disclose. All her students are prize winners. One of whom won his first competition when he was only 4. Another made his orchestral debut at 9. And still another is a surprise local celebrity of immense talent. Make sure you save the date as this is one of our more popular concerts as we all love to see these talented children perform. Our concerts are free although we do ask for a love offering.Thursday, Oct. 16 Air Force group to meetThe October meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. This will be our yearly awards meeting. Several chapter awards will be presented. If you care about educating people about the importance of a strong Air Force please join us and help. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Friday, Oct. 17 Fish dinners at St. JudeOur monthly fish dinner is Friday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu includes fried or baked fish, cole slaw, French fries, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door of our Parish Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive.Saturday, Oct. 18 Lions yard sale at Bank of OzarksThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks, State Road 200 in the Friendship Plaza. Food will be available for purchase.Arts and craft showThe Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will host their annual Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Local vendors will showcase one-of-a-kind art and handmade items. Lunch will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit numerous local entities. Queen of Peace is at 6455 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Indoor yard sale at JoyJoy Lutheran Church, located at SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, gardening equipment and sports related items. Kitchen and housewares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime during the day on Thursday or Friday, Oct. 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for theFriday, October 3, 2014 ~ 23 www.smcitizen.com 10~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com proposals to Florida Constitution are: Amendment 1 Water and Land Conservation Amendment 2 Use of Medical Marijuana for certain medical conditions Amendment 3 Prospective Appointment of Certain Judicial Vacancies Local Ballot Initiative Approval of additional one mill ad valorem tax for school district operating expensesMaster the PossibilitiesA lot of fantastic events are coming up here at Master the Possibilities! Next week we have 43 programs, 33 that have seats available. Sprechen sie deutsch? Would you like to learn how to speak German? Join us for our newly added Beginning German class. Join us Saturday mornings once a week starting Nov. 1. Master the Possibilities is pleased to showcase the work of Ocala resident, Janis Pauchter, during the month of October 2014. Janis photographs feature the local terrain and rivers. She enjoys the challenge of taking crisp, clear shots while she is moving. Be sure to call or visit www.masterthepossibilities.com to register for hundreds of classes. Thank you for your support.Sail Away Cruise ClubWelcome aboard. Come with us on April 11, 2015 for a 5 night cruise to Key West and Cozumel on the Brilliance of the Seas out of Port Tampa. We will give a $50 on board credit to spend as you like. We will be doing a fall cruise on Dec. 4, 2015 for 8 nights going to St.Maarten, St. Kitts, San Juan and Grand Turk. This cruise will be from Port Canaveral on Carnival Sunshine. Each cabin will receive a $1000 onboard credit to spend as you like. Deposit per person is $300 and totally refundable up to final payment. Please call Fred at 237-6367 for prices and information on this cruise.Nashville in AprilOn The Road Again travel Club is planning anther fantastic 7-day trip Country Musics Music City (Nashville) departing OTOW April 19, 2015. If you are interested in this motorcoach trip visiting many historic venues such as the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Hall of Fame Museum plus all kinds of other locations, please call John Ware at 873-3516. Remember, a deposit on this trip ensures you a seat and that deposit is fully refundable for any reason up to final payment. Dont procrastinate; call John today for prices and flyer. John is also taking reservations for a New Orleans coach trip departing OTOW on Oct. 4, 2015 visiting the party city for a 7-day trip. You will not only have plenty of time in the New Orleans French Quarter but you will visit the Mardi Gras museum where floats are constructed and stored, the National World War II Museum, Jackson Square, ride the paddle-wheeled Steamboat Natchez on the Mississippi River and the list of places to visit continues. Sound like fun? Call John for more details including price and flyers at 8733516. OneBloodThe Big Red Bus is coming to the Recreation Parking Lot on Monday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All types of blood are needed. All you need is about 45 minutes and a photo ID. You will be treated by great personnel. OneBlood is the only supplier to the Marion County Hospitals. You will be helping up to three people to save lives. For your reward, all donors will receive a free movie ticket from Fandango. Alyx donors will receive two tickets for their extra effort. Thanks for being a hero. See you on the Bus! I can be reached at 237-9208 or jroberta@cfl.rr.com OTOWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 Inside the Mardi Gras Museum in New Orleans. This facility makes most to the floats for the city's Mardi Gras Parade and stores the floats. This is a location the On The Road Again group will visit on the New Orleans tour. 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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 9 www.smcitizen.com 24~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com FAMILY FEATURES Haunted with the thought of a ho-hum Halloween? Never fear trick-or-treaters will want more than just candy once they see your party table. Throw a fabulous Halloween party fit for little goblins or grown-up monsters with some devilishly good sweets. Try these easy party ideas from Wilton to make your Halloween spook-tacular:Add some pop to popcorn: Trick out ordinary popcorn into a sweet-and-salty party pleaser. Drizzle on Candy Meltscandy for festive flavors, and then capture the Halloween spirit by adding fun sprinkle mixes.Masquerade cookies: Who says you cant play with your food? Create edible masks with decorated shaped cookies and attach them to cookie sticks with melted Candy Melts candy. Set up a photo station at your party, so guests can take pictures with their cookie mask creations before eating them.Jack-o-lantern cakes: It wouldnt be Halloween without carved pumpkins. Make yours edible by baking a delicious pumpkin spice pound cake shaped like a pumpkin. Increase the fun by adding silly icing facial features. Midnight potions: Spice up the night with candy corn drinks served in containers guests can devour, making cleanup easy and delicious. Or, toast the night with the Witchs Brew Mocktail. For more Halloween ideas and inspiration, visit wilton.com.Masquerade CookiesServings: 2 dozen cookies 2 3/4cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 egg 1 1/2 teaspoons Imitation Clear Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon Imitation Almond Extract Royal icing Orange, Black, Green, Lemon Yellow, Brown and Violet Icing Colors, as desired Orange, Yellow, Orange, Lavender and Black Colored Sugars, as desired Halloween Jimmies, Nonpareils and Icing Decorations, as desired Candy Melts candy Cookie sticks Preheat oven to 350F. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. In second large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Add flour mixture to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls. On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 inches in diameter by 1/8 inch thick. Dip eye and glasses cookie cutters in flour before each use. Arrange cookies on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 81 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool completely on cooling grid. Decorate as desired using tinted royal icing, colored sugars and Halloween icing decorations. Use melted candy to attach sticks to backs of cookies; chill until set. Pumpkin Spice PopcornServings: 6 cups 6 cups popped kettle corn 2 cups mini pretzel twists 1 package (10 ounces) Pumpkin Spice Candy Melts candy 1 bottle (2.5 ounces) Pumpkin Mix Sprinkles Spread popcorn and pretzels on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. In disposable decorating bag, melt candy in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute; remove bag and knead. Continue melting candy for 30-second intervals at 50 percent power until completely melted. Snip off end of bag and drizzle melted candy over popcorn mixture; immediately add sprinkles. Let stand until candy has hardened, about 20 minutes. Break into pieces to serve.Caramel Apple PopcornServings: 6 cups 6 cups popped popcorn, buttered and salted 3/4cup roasted salted peanuts 1 package (10 ounces) Caramel Apple Candy Melts candy 1 bottle (2.5 ounces) Spider Mix Sprinkles Spread popcorn and peanuts on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. In disposable decorating bag, melt candy in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute; remove bag and knead. Continue melting candy for 30-second intervals at 50 percent power until completely melted. Snip off end of bag and drizzle melted candy over popcorn. Immediately top with sprinkles. Let stand until candy has hardened, about 20 min utes. Break into pieces to serve.Pumpkin Pound Cake Servings: 16 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups canned 100 percent pumpkin (not pie filling) Preheat oven to 325F. Prepare Dimensions Large Pumpkin Pan lightly with vegetable pan spray with flour. Place on baking sheet. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition; beat in vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with pumpkin; mix well. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Turn onto cooling rack. Cool completely before serving. Witchs Brew MocktailServings: 6 3 cups ginger ale, chilled 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice, chilled 1/3 cup sweetened lime juice, chilled Green gel food color or green icing color (optional) Black Colored Sugar Gummy Eyeball Skewers In large pitcher, combine ginger ale, pineapple juice, sweetened lime juice and, if using, gel food color. To prepare glasses, dip rims of martini glasses in water, then in black sugar. Fill with drink mixture; add eyeball skewers. Candy Corn DrinksServings: 8 1 cup (half of 12-ounce package) Bright White Candy Melts Candy, melted according to package directions 1 cup (half of 12-ounce package) Orange Candy Melts Candy, melted according to package directions 1 package (12 ounces) Yellow Candy Melts Candy, melted according to package directions Orange flavored fruit drink, orange, peach or mango juice or other favorite drink Fill disposable decorating bag with melted bright white candy. Divide evenly among cavities of 8-cavity silicone shot glass mold, taking care to not get any candy on sides of mold. Repeat process with orange and yellow candy. Refrigerate until candy is set, about 30 minutes. Carefully remove candy glasses from mold and set aside. Fill with orange drink. Masquerade Cookies, Caramel Apple Popcorn, Pumpkin Spice Popcorn and Pumpkin Pound Cake Witchs Brew Mocktail and Candy Corn Drinks The month of October is Non-GMO Month. Its an annual effort to increase awareness of genetically modified (GM) foods scientifically engineered super crops that have been linked to a variety of health hazards. To reduce your intake, look for organic and non-GMO labels. In the United States, GMO proliferation has corresponded with upticks in irritable bowel syndrome, Crohns disease, leaky gut, and allergic reactions, etc.Travel ToppersResidents frequently ask our board members why the ticket sales begin far in advance of the trips. The reason is that the venues have advanced their group contract due dates. That way if a group finalizes their contract with less than expected, they can release the unsold seats to others wanting to attend. Contract dates are approaching for the holiday trips so dont miss out. Make your plans now. Our Thanksgiving Day trip to the Sleuth Mystery Theater includes traditional turkey dinner, all beverages, and a 2 1/2 hour mystery play, coach and tips for $65. Call Pat Hood ASAP at 237-8533 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Christmas Day trip is to the Hudson Dinner Theater to see A Christmas Carol. Delicious meal, play, coach and tips for meal and driver for $75. Call Pat at the above number and hours to reserve your seats. Jo Swing has seats for the shopping trip to the Premium Outlet Mall in Orlando on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Cost for coach and driver tip is $22. Call Jo at 237-4564 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are taking reservations for the Sweets and Ice trip on Thursday, Dec. 4. Enjoy a guided tour of the World of Chocolate Museum in Orlando. You will also be amazed at the ice carvings at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee. This years theme is the Nutcracker. Two million pounds of ice are hand carved by Chinese artisans. Hooded calflength parkas are provided. Cost $58 for everything except meal at Gaylord Palms is on own. Call Inge Gaitch 237-7428 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you ever find a trip you want is full, please go on a waiting list. Many times things occur that force residents to cancel and you will be able to go. Also if you go on a waiting list and make other plans, let the coordinator know. That way we can get the word out to others who might be interested. Welcome back to snow birds. Please pick up a brochure at the blue boxes at the mail centers, Arbor Club, Community Buildings in Candler and Indigo or at the temporary location of the Activities Office in the Hobby Building. It is also on the OTOW website under clubs. The board is also working to set up our own Travel Toppers web site.The Musical Prodigies SeriesOn Sept. 25 at Live Oak Hall, the movie, Hilary and Jackie was shown. Its the third film Dr. Pat Wellington showed of this Series. Its The wrenching story of renowned classical cellist Jacqueline du Pre whose brilliant career was cut short by disease. The acting, especially by Emily Watson who took the part of Jackie, was superb. It was a 1998 British biographical film with French subtitles that was then deleted. The sound, therefore, was turned extra loud.The Democratic ClubThis Club meets at the Arbor Conference Center the fourth Thursday in Suites E and F at 6 p.m. It is open to registered Democrats and Independent voters. Dan Lack is president and can be reached at 509-4942. Jim Wright, a representative from the Marion County League of Women Voters, talked about the amendments and the referendum that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. 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special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Mark your calendar for this well-known favorite community event and join us for a fun-filled day. For more information call Edie Heinzen (854-7817) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (854-0660) or Kathy Hoefer (237-6439) regarding the yard sale.Sunday, Oct. 19 Chamber Music Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society (MCMS) proudly presents The Magic of Strings featuring internationally acclaimed DUO-B, husband and wife cello and violin team, Dr. Philip and Hirono Borter, on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church (6455 SW State Road 200 in Ocala). Admission is free. Philip earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the prestigious Eastman School of Music earlier this year. The award winning DUO-B has performed throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe and Japan. Philip is originally from Marion County, and his father and uncle were founding members of the MCMS over 30 years ago. Dont miss their beautiful music. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are Always exceptional; always free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. For more information, call 8671340 or visit our website at www.marionchambermusic.com. Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice, info: 352-0234.Picnic at St. JudeThe annual picnic of St. Jude Knights of Columbus Council 15644 is Sunday, Oct. 19, between 2 and 6 p.m. For a donation of only $5 you can feast on hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. All are invited to join in a fun filled afternoon at the St. Jude Parish Hall, 443 Marion Oaks Drive.Sunday, Oct. 19 Brunson to speakChrists Church of Marion County will host Drexel Brunson, PH.D., President of Empower Resources International, and former pastor of First Assembly of God church in Ocala, as quest speaker. Drexel is well known in our community, having served on the Sheriffs Advisory Board for Marion County. He has travelled internationally bulding churches, schools and administrating humanitarian aid in countries around the world. Everyone is welcome to hear his inspirational message. 10:30 a.m. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/Tuesday, Oct 21 Doctor to speak at luncheonFood for Thought Luncheon, Tuesday Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m., Dr. Amruth Bapatla, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist, will speak on Sleep Disorders. Please RSVP to 237-8309. Reservations are needed because of limited seating. The luncheon is at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, SW College Road.Saturday, Oct. 25 Dining in darkness with the blindThe Florida Center for the Blind invites the general public to take a unique journey of tastes, sounds, touch, appreciation and awareness at its annual fundraising event Dining in the Dark with Dignity. Guests will dine in total darkness to experience the same challenge faced every day by blind and visually impaired persons. SWAT teams of the Marion County Sheriffs Office and Ocala Police Department will serve the meals using night vision goggles. Presenting Sponsor: Jenkins Auto Group; Community Sponsor; Ocala Star Banner; Silver Sponsor: Cox Communications. It will be at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 3600 SW 38th Ave, Ocala, starting at 5:30 p.m. with orientation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $55/person; $100/couple). For information: 352-873-4700 or purchase online at (www.flblind.org). Advance tickets only, seating is limited.Scandinavian Club to meetThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish descent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment to be announced. The cost is $18 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 22nd of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate at 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.Sunday, Oct. 26 Remillard jazz concertThe sixth annual Jazz Concert, featuring the smooth jazz sounds of Charlie Remillard, a resident of Ocala Palms, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 260 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. A free will offering to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services Food 4 Kids will be gratefully accepted. Southern Express in concertThe Southern Express Orchestra (Ocala) will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The orchestra has performed at Ocala West numerous times in the past, and we are pleased to announce this concert. Please join us for this very special event. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 854-9550.Friday, Oct. 31 Sheriffs Office Halloween partyThe Marion County Sheriffs Office Southwest District Office, 9048 SW State Road 200, will hold its annual Halloween party at the office from 5 to 8:30 p.m. There will be games, candy, prizes, food and more. Sheriffs personnel encourage parents to bring their children for a safe Halloween on Oct. 31.Halloween at St. JudeSt. Jude is having its second Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 31, from 4 until 7 p.m. in our parking lot at 443 Marion Oaks Drive. The kids can safely walk from car trunk to car trunk. Please join us for a fun evening. All children are welcome.Rainbow Springs Trail of TerrorThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Rainbow Springs State Park presents the fourth annual Trail of Terror on Friday, Oct. 31. The Trail of Terror Tram Ride will begin in the park by the Felburn Pavilion the first tram will depart at 7 p.m. and the last tram departs at 9:30 p.m. There will be scary sights and loud noises so parents should take that into consideration when taking young children on the tram. With more than 500 attending last year, this Halloween fright-fest promises even more thrills and fun for area residents. There will be candy booths, face painting and games for the little ghouls provided by Friends of Dunnellon. Everyone is invited to a masquerade ball under the Hickory Pavilion hosted by Ranger Ashley. Witches will be stirring up delicious kettle corn for our ghostly visitors. Visitors should wear comfortable, close-toed shoes due to uneven terrain and low lighting. Flashlights will not be permitted on the tram, but costumes and glow sticks are encouraged. Regular park admission fees apply, $2 cash per person and children under 5 are free. Funds raised from the event go to Rainbow Springs State Park Volunteer Program. Snacks and sodas will be available for purchase at the concession. Additional volunteers are needed for cast or crew. Please contact Monay Markey at monay.markey@dep.state.fl.us if you are interested. For additional information, contact the park at 352465-8555 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. The Park is at 19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon.Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 25 www.smcitizen.com www.smcitizen.com 8~ Friday, October 3, 2014 Mona Charen, a syndicated columnist and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., recently wrote a disturbing column titled Eisenhower Memorial scandal a capital travesty. Charens Sept. 19 column summarizes a long running debacle, which she calls a textbook case of corruption: More than forty million dollars have been spent with limited accountability, but with serious disappointment among the Eisenhower grandchildren. The memorial is presently left-over pieces of unsuccessful efforts to design a something. Charens article provides a brief image of the five-star general who served as supreme leader of the forces which won Europe in World War II, and who moved on to become our President in 1952. For many years he was the most admired man in America Personal memories increase my disgust with this case of Washington idiopathy. In 1948 Five-Star General Dwight David Eisenhower was one of several outstanding World War II senior officers who were invited to speak at a convention of veterans in Boston, Massachusetts. By chance I was one of a few Eagle Scouts who were selected to carry communications to the generals and admirals in their suites. I received the first packet to be delivered to General Eisenhower. My enthusiasm soared. When I knocked on the Generals door, a couple of junior officers requested that I give the packet to them for presentation to the General. From across the room a strong but friendly voice told the officers Let the young man in to deliver his message. Instead of reaching for the packet, the General offered his right hand and waited for me to shift the packet so that I could put my right hand in his. I dont recall the exact words which passed between us, only that the General spoke to me as if I were one of his assistants. What I do recall (because my mother repeated it many times) is that the General talked to me alone for a few moments after we shook hands and that I refused to wash my right hand for a week. Another personal moment was General Eisenhowers promise during the 1952 presidential campaign: I shall go to Korea. He won election in a landslide. As President-elect, but still a five-star general of the armies, Eisenhower flew to Korea and made a three-day tour of U.S. forces, including a visit with his son, Major John Eisenhower, who was serving with the 15th Infantry regiment. In March of 1953, President Eisenhower challenged the new Soviet head of state to influence North Korea into an exchange of sick and wounded prisoners, which might also lead to an armistice. A few months later (July 27, 1953) the Forgotten War in Korea ended with a cease fire and cessation of hostilities until a peace settlement could be achieved. I returned home in April 1954. The Korean War has never ended officially. Out of respectful memories of a great President, an officer, and a gentlemen, on a trip home from our daughters marriage in Wyoming we detoured to the Eisenhower library and museum in Abilene, Kansas. We discovered a very tall and appropriate memorial statue of the General in uniform. I uttered a thank you, and I gave him a proper good-bye salute. Have I ever told you about my experience as a golfer? It was a long time ago, when I was in my teens in New Jersey. My parents had a summer cottage on a canal at the Jersey Shore (we werent all gangsters at the Jersey Shore) at a place called Mystic Islands, and we went down there on weekends during the warm weather. Just up the street from our place was a golf course, and one day in a fit of bravery my father decided to take me out to teach me the world of golf. He was a golfer, a regular, and I was not. But away we went. I figured, How hard could it be? to hit a ball that was just sitting there. After all, I could hit a moving baseball, why not an inanimate golf ball? We went out and I played the only round of golf I ever played in my life. I struggled to a 103. Did I mention that it was only a nine-hole course? That averaged out to between 11 and 12 strokes per hole. If I could find that golf course today, even after Hurricane Sandy played havoc with the area, I imagine the surrounding woods would yield several of my golf balls. I did two-putt a couple of greens it was getting there that was the problem. This was all brought to mind recently when the county decided it would ban golfing at the McPherson Complex. The grassy area off Southeast 25th Avenue was a popular spot for drivers (the golf kind, not the auto kind) to practice, with little danger of hitting anything in the wide-open expanse. The county has stopped all the duffers in their tracks, citing liability concerns. One of the things mentioned was the possibility of golf balls flying out from under lawn mowers and landing goodness-knows-where at a rapid rate of speed. So I began to think, hey, if the county needs money to balance its budget, why not put up a net and set up a driving range. You could charge so much per bucket of balls and have the golfers practice their driving. The county could get one of those machines with a covering to protect the driver as it scooped up the loose golf balls. You could even carry it a bit further and set up the netting closer to the road, leaving an area to the east of the range for a miniature golf course. Charging people to play the 18 holes would also add money to the county coffers as well as providing some family entertainment. However, I expect our dontthink-outside-the-box county government would never adopt such a plan, so I had another one. If youve never driven to the back of the complex, you may not be aware that there is a baseball/softball field back there. So I thought, why not build a horseshoe-shaped set of seats around foul territory, put up fences and make it into a Minor League ballpark. Youve already got the roads and you could use the McPherson grass for parking. Heck, you might even try contacting a Major League team, say, for instance, the Yankees, and get them to move their upper Class A team here. Wouldnt that be great for the area? Whats that you say? That was already proposed and the County Commission shot down the idea? Oh, well, there goes that outsidethe-box thing closing up again. So I guess the golfers will have to go to Booster Stadium, if thats still legal, or one of the existing driving ranges. And those of us who like baseball will have to drive to Lakeland, Daytona Beach (which is losing the Cubs but gaining the Reds) or Tampa or Clearwater. And when we do so, well take our bed tax and restaurant sales tax dollars with us. But dont worry, well have nicely groomed but largely unused green grass to attract visitors as they come to the McPherson Complex. 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. As a double amputee, John Young of Citrus County was shocked to discover he needed a doctors note to prove he qualified for a disabled parking decal. Unfortunately, the Florida statute requires a certificate from a physician to receive a disabled parking decal. Obviously, the rules were put in place to keep decals from going to people who would fraudulently claim disability. In Mr. Youngs case, his disability was visually apparent, but he still needed to provide the necessary physicians documentation. First, the employee and the Citrus County Tax Collectors Office are not to blame. They must follow state statutes or bear the consequences for not following the rules. Mr. Young is also not at fault. The rules were put in place in October 2012 and the parking decals can be issued for up to four years, so it is likely others may not be aware of the new regulations. If we are looking for someone to cast blame on, we should start with our state legislators, who make up the rules. State statutes are written and revised every year, usually as a response to a problem that has arisen in the past, or as a response to a request by a powerful lobbyist. At some point, someone circumvented the rules to acquire a disabled parking decal when they in fact were not disabled. When this happened, the state decided to tighten its procedures, which has the negative effect of creating another layer of bureaucracy for citizens to jump through. Unfortunately, the unintended consequences of the new rules mean Mr. Youngs life was made more difficult as he now has to arrange transportation and spend money on a doctors visit to prove what is readily apparent to any one with sight. Also, the tax collectors office and its employees were subjected to an unnecessary and embarrassing situation. The tax collectors office realizes the law is redundant, but must follow the rules. To their credit, they have requested an exemption. Mr. Young plans to voice his concerns to legislators; lets hope they are listening. And to those in Marion County who have expiring placards, be aware. You are now going to need a note from your doctor, so make plans ahead of time.Citrus County ChronicleS UTH MARION In a free society a community newspaper must be a forum for community opinion. Opinion OUR VIEW COMMENTARY Handicapped drivers rules changed I wont miss McPherson golf, but... Greatness of an American hero is being lost READER OPINIONS INVITED Jim Clark Editor Jim Flynn Columnist LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Abortion in violenceIslam barbarism by ISIS and other terrorist groups is rightly and vigorously condemned by civilized persons throughout the world. Worldwide reaction is that only the most depraved, fanatical people would accept such behavior. Coalitions of countries are forming to eradicate those who are involved in such murderous activities. Governments are joined in moral outrage at what is being reported and together are actively opposing and taking action. We react to terrorism outside the womb, but many ignore the violence produced by abortion inside the womb. The barbaric act of abortion is completed more than one million times each year in the USA alone. This is the reported number, and since reporting death by abortion is voluntary, we cannot know the exact number of abortions performed. What a blessing this would be to our unborn children if this same force of condemnation was directed to abortion and those who support it. 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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 7 www.smcitizen.com 26~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com building. We continue to be the same traditional worshiping church as originally founded and strive to serve our Lord Jesus Christ on the southwest side of Ocala and throughout the surrounding area. We invite all who may be seeking a church home to come and visit with us and see if we might be the church home you are seeking. Wednesday, Oct. 8: Adult Bible Study will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities also begin at 7. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 SW 60th Ave. (South off SR 200) in Ocala. Phone 352-861-9080.First CongregationalFirst Congregational United Church of Christ of Ocala will celebrate A Sacramental Journey: Worship, Witness, Mission in Community, the 30th anniversary of its ministries on Sunday, Oct. 19 during its worship service at 10:30 a.m. Founded in 1984, FCCO has been a leader in our community, fostering ecumenical and interfaith relations, spearheading Interfaith Emergency Services, actively participating in prison ministries, serving bereaved men and women following the death of a spouse or partner, and becoming Ocalas first Open and Affirming Church, offering an extravagant welcome to all Gods people in full faith, fellowship, and leadership. The community of Central Florida recognizes FCCO as a voice of progressive, liberal Christian theology and faith. On this day of celebration, special liturgies, litanies, music, and media are planned, including the premiere of a new hymn to mark the 30th anniversary. Newer and older members will have the privilege of kindling and rekindling friendships along with special guests including the Rev. Dr. Blair Stewart. RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 5 On Yom Kippur, the day when Jewish communities across the world unite in atonement and forgiveness, Chabad of Marion County and The Villages will hold a Yizkor memorial service, during Yom Kippur prayers. Recited by community members who have experienced the deathGod forbidof a parent, sibling, spouse or child, Yizkor gives space to remember ones loved ones communally on a day that emphasizes communal unity and personal growth. Rabbi Yossi Hecht will lead Yizkor at The Chabad Jewish Center on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m., which is Yom Kippur morning. Services for the day begin at 10 a.m. All community members who wish to attend Yizkor are welcome to join the community in remembering their loved ones. (Services and Yizkor are free of charge and no membership is required) Yom Kippur is the day when God forgives all of the Jewish peoples sins, both as individuals and as communities. By the same token, Jews around the world will spend the day in prayer atoning for their sins, thanking God for his forgiveness and focusing on self-improvement for the year to come. Because of the days importance, Jews focus on prayer so much that they do not eat, drink, or do work. Yizkor adds to the days solemnity and brings community members together as they begin a new year. (For more about Yom Kippur or Yizkor please visit our website www.JewishMarion.org) The Yizkor service is one of many Chabad Holiday programs, which give Jews the opportunity to perform Jewish holiday rituals and remember their ancestors. Yizkor is one of the most powerful moments of Yom Kippur said Rabbi Yossi Hecht, who will lead the Yizkor service. The memorial service allows community members to make space for lost loved ones on this important day, and to remember those family members as a new year begins. Yizkor allows me to connect not just with my family, but also with family members who are no longer with us, said Mr. David S. Yizkor puts Yom Kippur in perspective: As we move forward in our lives, it allows us to look back and know where we came from. Yom Kippur Services: Friday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Kol Nidrei. Saturday, Oct. 5 Morning Services 10 a.m., Yizkor Service 12:30 p.m.; Mincha and Neilah 5:15 p.m. followed by refreshments; fast ends: 7:47 p.m. Service will take place at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 SW 34th Ave. Circle, Ocala. 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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 27 www.smcitizen.com 6~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com More prayer vigil photos Some carried signs showing concern for neighborhood safety. Rabbi Baruch Greenstein blowing the Shofar at the start of Rosh Hashana on Sept. 24, date of the vigil. Below, part of the crowd on the Square.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of t he completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. 9 Q Dickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall (352) 237-1665 Rickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist 9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200) (352) 291-1467 Inside CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 Provider for most insurance companies WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BAT TERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 0 % FINANCING ONE WEEK ONLY! 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH Factory pricing for non-qualifiers FREE HEARING AIDS New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) FREE Service in Over 1,300 Miracle Ear Locations! Travel With Confidence... Miracle Ear Will Be There. FI ND O UT FIND OUT F OR FOR YO UR SE LF YOURSELF! Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #11 1, or #112. Feder al Insurance pays total cost of 2 Mirac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids Empire Sta te Insurance Plan pays for total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids Y ou Pay $ 0 C al l To da y, t hi s Tr ad eIn O ff er i s Call Today, this T rade-In Offer is A va il ab le f or 7 DA YS O NL Y! Available for 7 DAYS ONL Y! Valid when you trade-in your current hearing aids towards the purchase of a Miracle-Ear ME-1 or ME-2 Solution (2 aids). Valid at participating Miracle-Ear locations only. Not valid with any other discount or offer. Does not apply to prior purchases. 000JEZQ

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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 5 www.smcitizen.com 28~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com DAPAD_2IN ADVERTISINGTO ADVERTISECall489-2731 Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church. Oct. 5 begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Ladies Class, taught by Pat McClanahan and the Auditorium Class, taught by Pastor Brown, are teaching Godly Activities of Gods People Psalms 1-72, and our Young Adults class, taught by our Associate Pastor, Dan Rushing, are studying, Joshua Claiming What Is Already Ours. The FBC choir will be singing, Ten Thousand Years. 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 p.m. All are invited to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is located at 9510 SW 105th St., off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org. Friendship Baptist Church can now be heard on WRNZ AM 720 at 7 a.m. If you are unable to attend Sunday services please join us through your radio.Congregation Beth Israel OcalaKol Nidre services, Oct. 3, begin at 7:30 p.m. Judy Lankes, violinist, will add soulful inspiration to the haunting melody of Kol Nidre. Yom Kippur Day, Oct. 5, services begin at 10 a.m. There will be a mid-day break with the resumption of services at 4 (study session), yiskor at 4:30, neilah and closing services at 5. At covered dish break the fast will be served after the services. Please contact Lois (352 291-1308) or Marge (352 237-7612) Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a Jewish Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a progressive, liberal, inclusive community and welcome new members. For information contact Judi (352 2378277).Bible Baptist ChurchPastor Dave Lambert invites you to join us at Bible Baptist Church. If you are an early riser, come to the SW Campus or later to the SE Campus. Two different locations to worship in. Bible Baptist Church is growing! We have had 35 folks come for salvation and baptism since the first of the year. We will be adding another Sunday morning service in September to our Lake Weir Campus. Times will be announced at a later date. Our church is beginning construction on Agape Park for our children. There will be lots of things for the kids to play, play on and enjoy. We are paving an area for a hot wheel track inside of the park. Our first priority is for the security and safety of the children, so we are having a six foot high fence with electronic gates so all of the children will be able to have fun in a secured environment. Currently our church times are as follows: BBC SW Campus, 7651 SW SR 200 by the Oasis Restaurant, 8:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. BBC SE Campus, 3401 SE Lake Weir Ave., 10 a.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings. You can check out our website at:Biblebaptistocala.com. Phone: 622-8750.Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Oct. 5: Sunday School classes for children, youth and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Our morning worship service featuring Dr. Eubanks as our guest speaker will begin at 10:30 a.m. We have a staffed nursery and childrens classes available during the worship service. Evening service begins at 6 p.m. with the study in the book of Hebrews taught by Alvin Gloer. Visitors are always welcome to worship with us and to attend all other services. Special Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 5. Southwest Christian Church will celebrate our 13th anniversary with a special worship service and a carry-in-dinner after worship. The public is welcome to attend. SWCC was officially founded on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001 with 29 charter members. Our first meeting place was the Saddlewood Elementary School. Our first ministry team was Gordon Nelson and his wife Estelle, both of whom had previously served as missionaries in Africa for over 30 years. In 2003 the church moved to the Hospice Center on SW 34th Avenue. While meeting at Hospice, the church began to search for land on the southwest side of Ocala on which to build our church building and was successful in finding 10 acres, our current location, at 9045 SW 60th Avenue. In early 2003 we were blessed to be able to pay off the land purchase and acquire financing for our new building and began construction. Then on Easter Sunday in 2005, we met for the first time in our new building with over 350 worshipers attending and officially dedicating our new church RELIGIONCONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 PLEASESEERELIGION, PAGE7 Wednesday morning, around 11:20 a.m., a citizen entering City Hall noticed a suspicious bottle located on the stage of Citizens Circle. Ocala Fire Rescue and Ocala Police Department responded and found a bottle filled with a clear liquid and what appeared to be a metal or aluminum straw which may be associated with a homemade explosive device. Due to the description of the bottle, its location, and time of day the incident occurred, responders deemed the threat credible and City Hall was evacuated. Ocalas first responders secured the perimeter and were assisted by Marion County Sheriffs Office Bomb Squad and Marion County Fire Rescues Hazardous Material Unit. The area was secured, the liquid within the bottle tested, and the Bomb Squad detonated the device in place. The remains of the bottle and its contents, a water bottle with an alkaline stick turned out to be the cause for the alarm. Thanks to the diligence of all agencies involved, the threat was eliminated and all work functions reinstated. Water bottle causes stir at City Hall OCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOAn Ocala fire truck sits outside City Hall on Wednesday at lunch time. In a unanimous vote during their Sept. 25 public hearing, Marion County commissioners adopted the countywide budget and a millage rate of 3.90 mills for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. A millage rate of 3.90 equates to $3.90 for each $1,000 of taxable property value, or $261 for a home assessed at the average taxable value of $67,000. The adopted millage rate is the same as in fiscal year 2013-2014. All other non-countywide millage rates will remain at their current levels for fiscal year 2014-15, with the exception of the MSTU for law enforcement. The board unanimously approved a 0.26 mill increase in the millage rate for that MSTU. This enables the Marion County Sheriffs Office aviation and fugitive units to remain funded, and includes enough funding for 3percent staff salary raises and increased health and retirement costs. The adopted millage rate of 3.47 for the MSTU for law enforcement equates to $3.47 for each $1,000 of taxable property value, or $232 for a home assessed at the average taxable value of $67,000. The MSTU is applied to properties in the unincorporated areas of the county that receive sheriff patrol services. During the last seven years, Marion County has experienced a 36 percent decline in the countywide taxable property value, a decrease of approximately $8 billion. Budget reductions from Marion Countys departments and constitutional offices over those years have resulted in a property tax savings of $25 million for fiscal year 2014-15 compared to fiscal year 2008-09. County hikes tax for Sheriffs Office Seventy is the new 50Seventy is the new 50, but some seniors feel like they are 40 years old again, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. Many older Americans older Americans need to continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65 to make ends meet. Others want to stay on the job because it provides them with a sense of contentment; working makes them feel that they have purpose, says AMAC. The U.S. Census Bureau says that in 1984 about 15% of the workforce was 65 years of age or older and that in 2014 the labor participation rate of men and women over 65 had grown to nearly 27%. 00 0J G6 2 POWER WASHING Low Pressure Washing. We use Simple Green Soap. 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Christ Church of Marion CountyFriday, Oct. 3: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Pack the Pantry Sunday. Sunday, Oct. 5: Church Photos. Tuesday, Oct. 7: Womens Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry, 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9: Church Photos. Friday, Oct. 10: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.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. Monday: 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. Upcoming events: Crossroads Pumpkin Patch Oct. 1-31, noon to 7 p.m. daily Crossroads Church continues its annual tradition of providing quality pumpkins to the Ocala community through the Pumpkin Patch. Open daily from noon to 7 p.m., come and choose the pumpkin just right for you, with proceeds supporting the Childrens Ministry. Special this year, Mondays and Thursdays 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment, sit for photo shoots call 352-622-3730 or 352-216-0217 for details. Celebration of Life Oct. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. If youre looking for a safe, fun place for your child this Oct. 31, look no further. Crossroads Celebration of Life is excited to share with you. The night is packed with games, bounce houses, free candy, and prizes for the first 100 children. Crossroads Church, 8070 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, phone 352-291-2080.Maranatha Baptist ChurchMaranatha Baptist Church invites you to come and worship with a welcoming, friendly and loving family at Maranatha. You will find that all of our services are Bible based. All ages are most welcome at Maranatha. On Sunday morning at 9:30 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 p.m. 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 will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 12. Please plan to join us Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. Now we have the Three-Stooges-syndrome in our newsrooms today. I often wonder if they know how ridiculous they look and sound when they are touting their opinion about something going on in the world? Actually, when you think of it, they would make the Three Stooges envious. I think if our country is ever going to be saved, we are going to have to somehow get rid of all of the celebrities. I know it is going to be hard, I know we will have severe withdrawals, but it will serve us well in the end. I am tired of celebrities and I want to see something real for a change. Of course, we have on television now what is called reality shows. In reality, these reality shows have not an ounce of reality to them. The thing that is so significant to me is, many people think it is reality. The only reality about these reality shows is the money these people are making pretending to be real. The money is real, but the moneymakers are about as false as my grandmothers teeth. I have come to the place where I do not believe anything I see on television. If it is on television, it has been tweaked so that somebody can make money. After all, the only purpose of television is to make some people rich, filthy rich. And the richer they are the filthier they are. My premise is still the same; people are just people. When will everybody come to that conclusion? I think the sooner we come to that the more we will realize that nobody is better than anybody else. I do not have to take a second seat to some person starring in the movies. How can you say somebody is important when they have to memorize a script somebody else wrote and then they have to shoot it 17 times to get it right? That is a celebrity? Where are the good honest hard-working people that made this country what it used to be? The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage reminded me of something Jesus said. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 25:40). It is comforting to know that people, after all, are just people and I count myself to be one of those just people.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 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 29 www.smcitizen.com DAPAD_2IN ADVERTISINGTO ADVERTISECall489-2731 4~ Friday, October 3, 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 PASTORCONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 Religion to hear our guest Evangelist, Gospel Recording Artist and Author, Jimmy Strickland, preach. Brother Jimmy will bring a full Gospel Concert at the 6 p.m. evening service. Brother Strickland has appeared on stage with many recording artists such as the Gaithers, Oakridge Boys, Dottie Rambo and many others in the field of Gospel music. His rich, full baritone voice has blessed the hearts and lives of Gods people across this great nation of ours. You dont want to miss this opportunity to hear brother Jimmy as he proclaims the glorious Gospel in song! 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. More on Page 5 BY LEE H. HAMILTON Special to the CitizenMembers of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about. The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th the one that Harry Truman blasted as donothing look like a paragon of productivity. This years members did manage to avoid a shutdown, but thats about all. Congressional leaders spent the better part of the year avoiding tough votes. They didnt pass an annual budget. They made no pretense of weighing U.S. policy against ISIS or, really, any other foreign or defense policy issue. They didnt tackle immigration reform, climate change, tax reform, the minimum wage, or domestic surveillance. They passed fewer bills than any other Congress in 60 years. In the 3 months between the beginning of August and mid-November, theyll have been in session all of 10 days. Small wonder that voters are in a sour mood when it comes to Washington. They want to see our elected leaders tackling issues that confront the country. They want less partisanship. They dont understand governments frequent failures, and crave more competence. On every front, the people theyve elected have disappointed them. This may be why there is no dominant theme in this years elections: voters seem more focused on a variety of issues than on one dominant issue. Apathy is high and we are headed for low voter turnout, even by the standards of mid-term elections. Voter outrage at Congress is not translating into a message of rejecting incumbents. This has made the tone of the election rather interesting. Candidates appear to have picked up on voters dislike of mean-spirited campaigning, and for the most part are showing restraint. The deeply partisan politics we saw in 2010 and 2012 has abated. Where a couple of years ago there was heated talk of storming the gates in Washington and potentially shutting the government down, that kind of campaigning is just a memory this year. Candidates may not be embracing Washington, but theyre not attacking it as they once did. Theres even talk of bipartisanship and building bridges, sentiments that were nearly invisible in recent years. Given President Obamas lack of popularity, theres a general sense among members of the political class that Republicans have an edge in the election and may well take over the Senate. A battle to control the Senate can have significant consequences, yet its unlikely that much will change on Capitol Hill in the near term. Mid-term elections are usually about the President, and Republicans are largely content in this election to attack him, while Democrats are content talking about anything but the President. Even if the Senate majority changes hands, it will do so only narrowly. Given that a party needs 60 votes there to accomplish much of anything, whoever controls the Senate will be able to maneuver only on the margins; resolving tough issues head-on will be difficult, maybe impossible. Unless the recent election talk of bipartisanship and finding common ground becomes a reality, in other words, the dysfunction and lack of productivity that have become defining characteristics of Congress in recent years are likely to continue. This is ironic, because large amounts of money are being poured into the fall elections, especially in races for the Senate. Youd almost think transformational policies were at stake. In truth, though, these elections are more of a run-up to the presidential race in 2016. And even then, the attention on the Senate is probably misplaced. Polls are showing that a number of gubernatorial seats are likely to switch hands in both directions, and if anything this years 36 gubernatorial contests will have more of an impact on politics two years from now than what happens in the Senate. In short, whatever happens on Election Day this year, its unlikely that much will change in its wake. This may hardly be the most important election of our lifetimes, but the business that Congress left unfinished is still waiting. The nation needs an elected leadership capable of rolling up its sleeves and meeting our challenges head-on right now, not a few years hence.Lee Hamilton is Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University. He was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 34 years. COMMENTARY Novembers elections wont resolve much of anything 000JG56 3363 SW College Rd. Ocala OCT. 14 11:00 AM T OO BAD ERASERS DONT WORK ON C ARPET. 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and political, facing women today. They do this through education, research and fundraising which provides advocacy, for women, by means of scholarships and awards. Membership is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Under the leadership of Margaret Arthur, current president of the Ocala branch, the group meets the third Saturday of each month, at the Stone Creek Grille, in the Stone Creek Community off Southwest 80th Avenue, for their business meetings which usually include a noted speaker on a current events subject. The next scheduled meeting of the Ocala branch of the AAUW is Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Stone Creek Grille. The speaker will be Barbara Schwartz who will discuss the water issues in Marion County and the state of Florida. All Ocala women are welcome to attend these meetings and learn more about this organization. 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(352) 238-4922 WE BUYR VS, TRUCKS, TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, & MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 PRIME FARM LANDROMEO FLORIDATwo 40 Acr e Parcels CALL (850)453-9958 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. GUN SHOW Saturday Oct. 4th 9am to 4pm Sunday Oct. 5th 9am to 3pm Motel 6, Hwy 27 Ocala(I-75 to exit 354) Info (386) 325-6114 000JFHV OCTOBER SPECIAL South Ocala3bd/2 ba. walk in closets, living/dining open floor plan, all tile floors, 2/1 also available (352)572-9471 (954)931-5811 DUDLEYS AUCTION TWO AUCTIONS Thur. 10 -2 Estate Walk About3pm-8pm Furniture, Household-T oolsCollector DollsAntiques & more Sun. 10 -5 Antique & Collectible 1p-7p Catalog 500 lots Oak-Oriental-Victorian Furniture, African Animal mounts, Clocks, Barber chair ,Hwyman art, Slot Machine, Jewelry, Carpets, Sterling, coins and more ************************ Call for info 637-9588 dudleysauction.com 4000 S Florida Ave (US41S) Inverness Ab1667 10% bp cash/ck. Mattr ess Liquidation 50% -80% OFF RETAIL WHY PA Y MORE? (352) 484-4772 OCALAFriday 3, & Sat. 4th 8am-4pm Household Items 6990 SW 103rd St. Rd LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Todays New Ads South Ocala3bd/2 ba. walk in closets, living/dining open floor plan, all tile floors, 2/1 also available (352)572-9471 (954)931-5811 NOW ENROLLING Cosmetology Day & Night SchoolBarber Night SchoolMassage Day & Night SchoolNail & Skin Car e Day School Starts WeeklyIntr oducing NAILSNight School Mn-Tues-Wed 5P-9P SKINNight School Mn-Tues-Wed 5P-9P Campus Locations: NEW PORT RICHEY SPRING HILLBROOKSVILLE352-293-2707 or 866-282-2383 www.benes.edu STAR T A CAREER IN A YEAR LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403SOUTH MARIONCITIZENCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Can America Come Together?If the Prayer vigil held on the Square Sept. 24 was an indication, the answer is yes! The turnout was terrific, as priests, pastors, ministers, rabbis, the different Church leaders were there in abundance, leading us in prayerfully praising God. The crowd was well in excess of 500, and with the exception of the 5 or 6 individuals representing the opposition, we joined with the leaders in prayer, knowing that God always hears our prayers. I have to believe that God was pleased by our turnout and the vigil itself. The Prayer vigil was called for in response to the recent upswing we have experienced in unwarranted violence, even occurring right here in Ocala. Marion County/Ocala has always been an area recognized as a safe place to live, raise a family and retire. With Gods help, we will keep it that way. As mentioned at the vigil, America badly needs our prayers. America needs to turn back to God, put our faith in him and seek his guidance in the decisions we make in every aspect of our lives. We need to rely on his promise as stated in 2 Chronicles 7:14-If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. That is a promise from God and we can trust his promises. The key point we should recognize is that he states, if My people, so our hope as a nation doesnt depend on the unbeliever or anyone who believes in other Gods, it simply depends on us as believers. What a promise! If other communities throughout our land will come together in prayer as we did on the square, we do have hope for our Country coming together again. Lets pray they can, and will. God Bless America! Wayne Rackley OcalaLeading from afarThe world is in turmoil over the threat of ISIS and what is happening in Iraq and Syria because of their actions. In England their parliament is holding special sessions on how their country should handle this world wide threat. The United Nations is holding special sessions to get ideas on how the whole world should get involved in defeating ISIS and their threat to humanity. Our members of Congress have talked about this threat and warned the president not to do anything that they didnt approve of and did what they do best, They went on another vacation. Whats really sad for America is that these same members of Congress will be re-elected this November. Jerry Segovis Ocala Letters to the editor AAUWCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 #StandingUp to spread awareness and join the online community on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/OcalaHealth). All funds raised from this years initiative will be donated to Michelle-O-Gram, a local organization that gives many women the opportunity to have a screening mammogram when they would otherwise not be able to financially afford one. Local businesses will continue to be involved in raising awareness about breast cancer screening. Beginning this week and all through the month of October, flocks of flamingos will be visible on the properties of several Ocala area businesses, big and small. The flocks will move from location to location throughout town, as a reminder to everyone in the community. While our goal is to promote early detection through screening mammograms, were also able to make a difference in the lives of women in our community through our affiliation with Michelle-OGram, says Hayley Creasey, RN, BAS-HCM, oncology service line director for Ocala Health. The fact that local businesses are joining on and supporting us in this initiative is significant. The more attention we can bring to the importance of breast cancer screening, the more lives that will be saved. In support of the campaign, Advanced Imaging Centers is offering digital mammograms at a special rate of $179 for appointments during the month of October. Standing Up to Breast Cancer flamingos are available for $12 purchase at Ocala Regional Medical Center, West Marion Community Hospital, and at both Advanced Imaging Centers locations while supplies last. People are encouraged to call 352-867-9606 today to schedule their digital mammogram and to visit any of the locations listed above to purchase one or more pink flamingos to help spread the word about breast cancer screenings. SCREENINGCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 The Friday Forum of Marion County has invited candidates for U.S. Congressional District 3 to participate in a debate when the luncheon group next meets at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 10 at Buffet City, State Road 200 at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The challenger, Democrat Marihelen Wheeler, has accepted but no confirmation has yet been received from Republican Congressman Ted Yohos office. Also on the program to be moderated by Bruce Seaman, facilitator of Awake Marion and pastor at Fairfield Presbyterian Church, will be Guy Marwick of the Felburn Foundation speaking in support of Amendment 1 and Cynthia Tolbert, Esq., local attorney who will discuss Amendment 3. All are welcome at this nonpartisan gathering devoted to the promotion of civil discourse on topics of great immediacy to our community. Email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 for more information. Please note that there is a $10 charge payable directly to the restaurant for the buffet, drink, tax and tip. Friday Forum to feature Congressional hopeful The weather-plagued First Friday Art Walk will take place today, Oct. 3, in downtown Ocala from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy over 40 art displays by artists and organizations, live entertainment and extended shopping hours throughout our central business district. Special additions include: Storytelling concert on the downtown square at 6 p.m. with Mij Byram with the Ocala Storytelling Festival. Flash zombie mob on the downtown square at 6:45 p.m. presented by The Arts District of Belleview. Live entertainment presented by Pi on Broadway will feature Shema Freeman. Unique scarecrow decorations throughout downtown will be unveiled at the October Art Walk. Please visit www.ocalafl.org/artwalk for event details or contact Melissa Townsend, City of Ocala Community Cultural Arts Manager at 352-629-8447. First Friday Art Walk scheduled this evening downtown Ibelieve many people put too high importance on certain people as if they were special. Everybody wants to be considered special, but then if everybody is special then nobody is special. Whatever anybody else thinks, I am growing weary of celebrities. We have a terrible, incurable disease in our country called celebrititis. In my research, I have not found any cure for this. And believe me, I have searched. Celebrities come in all sizes and shapes; sports, music, movies, TV, news reporters and even religious leaders have gotten into this game. In our culture today, nothing really happens unless some celebrity Celebrities are, after all, just people Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder does it or says it. Frankly, I am tired of all of that nonsense. I do not know one celebrity I would take anything from that resembled the truth. A celebrity cannot think on his or her own, but must always rely upon a script. We all know what happens when they go off script. There is this phenomenon out in Hollywood called the red carpet. I am not sure exactly what the red carpet is except that it is a carpet in the color red, thus The Red Carpet. And yet, if one of these celebrities walks on this so-called red carpet, everybody wants to take a picture of them. I cannot think of a celebrity anywhere, living or dead, that I would like a photo. Have you ever seen one of these celebrities without their makeup? You would not recognize him or her. If I want a photograph these days, I want it to be of my family. In my book, my family is all the celebrity I need. If I want to sit down and go through some pictures, I want it to be of my family, people that I know and love. I do not want it to be some made-up picture that has been Photoshopped by some expert. Anybody who has a photograph taken of them and then has somebody touch it up and make it look better is a hypocrite. That is not the way they really look. Is there a celebrity anywhere that wants anybody to see them as they really look? Celebrities are just people and we need to start treating them like the people they are. A person is not important because they make a certain amount of money. A person is not important because everybody recognizes them. Newscasters today have become celebrities in their own right or left depending on their political position. Somehow, they have tricked us into thinking because they are celebrities and they look like $1 million, that what they have to say is something I want to hear. When I was young, I watched the Three Stooges. They could make stupid things funny. Now when they were making these stupid movies they were doing so on purpose. I laughed at them because what they did had an agenda to make me laugh. Nobody ever took what they did seriously. 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Friday, October 3, 2014 ~ 31 www.smcitizen.com 2~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com Saturday, Nov. 1 Steel Horse Stampede setThe 11th annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride is gearing up for its journey through Marion County on Nov. 1. The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Participants may pre-register by calling 854-5218 or at www.hospiceofmarion.com. The day of the event, registration begins at 8 a.m. at Hospice of Marion County in The Elliott Center (3231 SW 34th Ave. in Ocala). To honor those who have served our country, the first 100 veterans to register will receive a special Hospice Veterans Pin. The ride will start at 10 a.m. The cost is a minimum donation of $18 for the rider and $18 for a passenger. The donation includes a light breakfast and a barbecue lunch following the ride plus door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and entertainment by the Nightshift Band. Stampede participants will take a 55-mile escorted ride through Marion County. Along the way are scheduled stops at each of the four Hospice Houses. Riders will get a close-up view of the beautiful houses available for the areas hospice patients. For more information about the ride, contact 8545218 or to inquire about the many services Hospice of Marion County has to offer, call 873-7400.Yoga in Sholom ParkYoga in Sholom Park will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 Join us for the last session of the year. Bring a mat and your enthusiasm for practice. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Sunday, Nov. 2 Beth Israel yard saleCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala in conjunction with Temple Bnai Darom, will hold a yard sale on Sunday, Nov. 2 at Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 SW Highway 200 in Ocala. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include household goods and a bake sale. Attendees are encouraged to bring items for the sale in clean, usable condition and to tag them with a suggested selling price. For further information please contact Lois at 352-291-1308 or Janis at 352-861-6732. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the spiritual, community and charitable programs of the two congregations.Friday, Nov. 7 Two-day quilt showThe Country Road Quilters of Ocala present Down Another Country Road of Quilts on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College of Central Florida Ewers Century Center, 3001 SW College Road (SR 200), Ocala. Admission is $7, free parking, buses welcome. This is a judged quilt show with vendors featuring art quilts, miniature quilts, silent auction, demos, challenge quilts, Home of the Brave quilts. For more information: www.CountryRoadQuiltersOcala.blogspot.com.Saturday, Nov. 8 Annual Saddle Oak craft fairThe annual craft fair at Saddle Oak Club on State Road 200, across from Heathbrook in Ocala, will be Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, and breakfast croissants will be served from 8 to 10 a.m., and lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CALENDARCONTINUED FROM PAGE 25 www.nutechhearing.com Digital ReSound Hearing Aids STARTING AT ea. As featured on: M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed DURING THIS EVENT YOULL RECEIVE: FREE FREE FREE FREE Hearing Test Surround Sound Demonstration Trial For 30 Days Gift Bag For The First 30 Appts FRIDAY, OCT. 3 THURSDAY, OCT. 9 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 BEVERLY HILLS 352-527-0779 4065 N. Lecanto Hwy Suite 400 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 In a recent independent study comparing premium products from six manufac-turers, a panel of experienced hearing-aid wearers gave ReSounds sound quality top rating.* *SenseLab hearing aid benchmark test Brilliant It sounds so natural ReSound Unite wireless accessories let your hear things that even people with normal hearing someti mes have trouble catching. Like a quiet voice from across a crowded room or the radio in the kitchen. You can even ch at hands-free on your smart phone with anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. Say Hello To The Worlds SMARTEST Hearing Aid incredible Hear more than anyone 000IXDP 000IWYW Saturday, October 4, 2014 VIP Preview 5-6pm Event 6-9pm *Limited Availability. 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Over $3500 in Door Prizes 9301 Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 1 Night Stay & 2 General Admission Diva Tickets www.chronicleonlin e.com/divanight AA Western Wear Abitare Salon & Day Spa Alpaca Magic Arbonne Susan Reynolds Body Transformations Citrus County Jazzercise Color Me Wicked Complete Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Connollys Sod & Nursery Connors Gifts Crazy On Outdoors Dental Cosmetic Dr Santa Cruz Eclectic Ends Salon Everyones Massage Florida Department of Health Citrus County Frame Design The Garden Shed Georgieos Hair Designs Gold Rush Heart of the Garden Inverness Yoga It Works Wraps Jafra Cosmetics Jenuine Designs John Meyers Locks/ Mamas Kuntry Kafe Juice Plus Karma Resale Shoppe La Te Da Boutique M Hair Studio and the Spa at M Mez Mer Eyes Mosaic Tile Oragami Owl Rodan & Field Skin Care Silipada Tracy Specialty Gems Suncoast Eye Center Suncoast Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center The Honey Hole The New Image Med Spa Thirty One by Valorie, Donna & Geraldine Timberlane Chiropractic Sisto Plastic Surgery Towne and Country All Wood Furniture Waverley Florist Whalen Jewelers Wine Shop III Zebra Candles Zen Zone Will Construction Zibye Weight 50+ v endors Crystal Automotive Citrus Pest Management Gardner Audiology HPH Hospice Suncoast Plumbing & Electric Rock Solid Creat ions Vendors

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BRIEFS Family Harvest Day at Palm ChevroletFamily Harvest Day will be held at Palm Chevrolet on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit Toys for Tots. The days focus is on fun for the kids. There will be free pumpkin decorating, face painting, a haystack treasure hunt, in addition to refreshments and prizes for the youngsters. Participants are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy, gift card, or make a $5 donation. Every donor will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a $500 shopping spree for a special child in your life. Participation is free; however, attendees are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys, gift cards or monetary donation. Palm Chevrolet hosts one event each month to benefit a charitable or benevolent organization. Palm Chevrolet is at 2300 SW College Road in Ocala. Additional information is available at PalmChevyKia.com. Breast cancer screening initiativeOcala Health announces the launch of its fourth annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign in conjunction with Advanced Imaging Centers. The initiative is designed to raise local awareness of breast cancer, a disease responsible for more than 40,000 deaths annually, as well as to promote the importance of early detection. Ocala Health provides the public a means to participate in spreading the word about breast cancer screenings. The Standing Up to Breast Cancer pink lawn flamingos are available for a purchase price of $12. Supporters are encouraged to take a selfie with their flamingo, using the hashtag INDEX Bookmark..............................15 Cherrywood.........................16 Classifieds.............................30 Oak Run.................................11 Opinion....................................8 OTOW........................................9 Out to Pastor..........................3 Pun Alley...............................21 Puzzles...................................20 Spruce Creek North...........14CitizenS UTH MARION Serving S.R. 200 Communities & BusinessesFRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 17 www.smcitizen.com32~ Friday, October 3, 2014 www.smcitizen.com BY PATRICIA A. WOODBURY Special to the CitizenAt the September meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the group hosted Judy Johnson from the League of Women Voters. She gave an excellent presentation on the pros and cons on the three amendments and one initiative proposed to be included on the ballot of the Florida General Election on Nov. 4. The three proposed amendmentsWater & Land Conservation, Medical Marijuana, Judicial Appointments and the Initiative for Tax for School District Operating expensesrequire understanding of the current situation surrounding these issues and lessons that have been learned from others experiences. Johnson presented some very objective information that would be helpful to many resident voters in making their decision on how to vote on these issues. More information can be obtained by searching online for Florida constitutional amendments 2014. Did you know that there is an active branch of the AAUW right here in Ocala? Yes, there is and it is associated with the state organization and a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members, donors, with 1,000 branches and 600 college and university institution partners. The Ocala branch is affiliated with the College of Central Florida through the Dean of Health Sciences. For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of education, social, economic AAUW gets summary of issues on ballot Unwanted pills collected As part of a nationwide DEA initiative, the Marion County Sheriffs Office and Ocala Police Dept. accepted on Saturday, no questions asked, pills for destruction. This saves people from disposing of unwanted medication by other methods. Photographer Ron Ratner visited the Southwest District Office and took these photos. At left, Jeannette Cipra of Oak Run poses after dropping off some pills while Deputy Christine Peters watches. Above, some of the cars that filled the parking lot as the event started. K-9 turnover: One retires as others graduate The Marion County Sheriffs Office sent two of their K9s into retirement Friday afternoon after five years of dedicated service. In addition, the Basic Patrol K9 Training program graduated its largest class since 2005, with six K9s that will begin duty immediately. One of those K9s will serve at the Citrus County Sheriffs Office and two will join the Ocala Police Department. K9 Thor retired from the unit with more than 100 apprehensions logged. K9 Brit also retired Friday and both were present to welcome the newcomers to the force. K9 Thors handler Cpl. Doug Watts and K9 Brits handler Cpl. Jared Shealy have moved onto work in other units with the Sheriffs Office. The six K9s and their handlers went through three months of training and had to reach 480 hours of experience including passing a test Friday morning to graduate. All the dogs have been taken up in helicopters, experienced what its like to be out on the water and have been exposed to other environments. They were also introduced to farm animals as well as city life, with heavy traffic, crowded places and are trained to ride in elevators. The Marion County Sheriffs Office has had their K9 unit since 1987 and has taken pride in the service these officers provide to our citizens. Both of the retirees were presented with plaques and each new K9 received their new uniform or collar, making them fit for duty. Our new graduates are: Deputy Matt Bowers with K9 Cadet for MCSO. Deputy Matt Hooper with K9 Rambo for MCSO. Deputy Dan Trammell with K9 Zeus for MCSO. Deputy Mike Laborda with K9 Gunny for the Citrus County Sheriffs Office. Deputy Casey Walsh with K9 Babbo for the Ocala Police Department. Deputy Justin Caruthers with K9 Brinson for the Ocala Police Department. Thor retired from service. Prayer on the SquareHundreds gathered on the Ocala Downtown Square for a stop the violence prayer vigil on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The ladies in front are wearing God Belongs in My City shirts, noting that the annual march is Saturday, Oct. 4, starting at Veterans Memorial Park. More photos on Page 6.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK PLEASESEEAAUW, PAGE3 Judy Johnson SEESCREENING, PAGE3 000JF0J READERS CHOICE AWARDS for your favorite local people and places. Online, now through October 20, 2014 Print Ballot: October 10 Only Vote NOW through October 20, 2014 at midnight. Winners will be announced in the South Marion Citizen Readers Choice Winners Edition, to be published Nov. 21, 2014 Vote & you could win $ 100 VISA gift card!* www.smcitizen.com/vote Online Ballot: GO VOTE! *Must provide valid email address and vote on at least 50 percent of the ballot to be entered into our random drawing.