Title: South Marion citizen
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Title: South Marion citizen
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Publisher: Citrus Pub.
Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: April 30, 2010
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Marion -- Ocala
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Serving S 200 Communities & Businesses

Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses

Talent entries named
Twelve contestants from
the Ocala area will be per-
forming at "The World Has
Talent" Talent Show on
May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Cir-
cle Square Cultural Cen-
ter hosted by local radio
personality Chip Morris.
The contestants will per-
form in front of a live au-
dience and judges for a
chance to win the $500
first place, $250 second
place and $150 third place
prizes! The 12 contestants
are Dotty Bouchet, Chuck
Bowman, Dorcella Burke,
Anne Cit, Rudy Dagnello,
Ralph Dragotto, Frank
Miller, Bob O'Neal, Kathy
Petrosky, Larry Scantlan,
Carol Slimm, and Jim
Profits from tickets sales
for the show will benefit
local charities Interfaith
Emergency Services and
Marion County Senior
Services. Purchase your
tickets at www.cscultural-
center.com or at the ticket
office at 8395 S.W 80th St.,
You can fly!
Ocala Civic Theatre will
produce the Broadway fa-
vorite, "Peter Pan", as the
final show of the season,
opening for a four-week
run on May 13. As a spe-
cial fund raising opportu-
nity, the Theatre has
organized a contest to
allow individuals an op-
portunity to fly like one of
the characters in the show.
Entries must be at least
4 feet, 1 inch tall and
weigh at least 55 pounds,
but no more than 175
pounds, and be in good
physical condition. Two
winners will be chosen
from the entries. Winners
will be invited to watch a
rehearsal of on Wednes-
day, May 5 and then will
fly that same evening (at
approximately 9 p.m.).
The drawing will take
place on Monday, May 3 at
5:30 p.m. $1 donation per
entry There is no limit to
the number of entries per
person. To enter, contact
the Theatre box office at
352-236-2274 or stop by the
Theatre during regular
box office hours to pick up
an entry form.

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'Point of Light'

Greenway volunteer gets state recognition

Staff Writer

If Bob Jones takes a hike along the
Florida Greenway he's apt to take along a
pair of clippers.
Or at least he takes a few other hikers
with him as he hikes out to the land bridge
or along one of the trails at the Ross
Prairie Trailhead on State Road 200.
There are other times he takes both
clippers and hikers along as he walks the
His efforts have not got unnoticed.
Last Friday, Jones was recognized as
the week's Governor's Point of Light for
Environmental Awareness Month. He re-
ceived several plaques in a special cere-
mony at the Ross Prairie Trailhead for

the honor that's presented to volunteers.
Jones, a resident of nearby Summer-
field, has been a volunteer with the Cross r
Florida Greenway for 12 years.
He maintains trails, leads hikes and
spreads the words about the hiking and
volunteer opportunities along the Green-
way by speaking to various organizations.
Following the presentation last Friday
afternoon, Jones rushed off to speak at On PHOTO BY MICHEL NORTHSEA
Top of the World. When Jones speaks to Bob Jones of Summerfield received the Governor's
organizations he talks about the different Point of Light for Environmental Awareness Month
trailheads, what to expect while on the award last week. Jena Brooks, right, director of the
trail seeing different birds, perhaps a Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Of-
snake or even a bobcat. He also reminds fice of Greenways and Trails, points out the photo
others to leave no trace behind that they credit to Jones on one of his awards. Also pictured is
had walked the trail. Bre Ximenes, trails coordinator for the area, and
Mickey Thomason, central region manager of the

First graders in Marion County had their"second touch"opportunity as part of the Black Stallion Lit-
eracy Program. Brant Mountain, center, of Hammett Bowen School, pets"Little Black"as he walked by
the horses on display. Little Black was the main character in the Walter Farley's Little Black, a Pony, a
book the students were given.

Horses make reading come to life

Staff Writer

Horses are part of life for many
Marion County residents and
also for first graders in the Mar-
ion County school system.
In the fall, first graders had
their "first touch" with horses
when mounted units of the Mar-
ion County Sheriff's Office vis-
ited each elementary school.
During the visit, first graders pet-
ted the horse and were given
their own hardback copy of Wal-
ter Farley's Little Black, A Pony
The book was given out to each

of the county's 3,100 first graders
at part of the Black Stallion Lit-
eracy Foundation.
Last week, first graders from
across the county had a "second
touch" visit with horses and re-
ceived a copy of "Little Black
Goes to the Circle."
Besides getting their second
book, students rotated between
different stations to learn about
caring for horses. They learned
about feed, different brushes and
combs used to groom a horses
and tack. At each station, young-
sters had the opportunity to read
to a horse.

John Piffer was one of the vol-
unteers talking with the first
He has volunteered for the last
five years because "the program
is well worth the time," he said.
Over the years, several teachers
have told him the program
sparks an interest in the child for
The literacy program was co-
founded in 1999 by two childhood
friends, the son of the late Water
Farley, Tim, and Mark Miller,
owner of the Arabian Nights Din-






Marion County's Growth Man-
agement Department (Planning
Division) wants citizens to let
them know how they want Marion
County to look in 2035. County of-
ficials are updating their compre-
hensive plan, which will detail
how and where Marion County
will grow and expand in the fu-
ture. Citizen feedback will help
Marion County leaders establish
long-term growth management ob-
jectives and policies as part of
Marion County's Comprehensive
Plan and Evaluation and Ap-
praisal Report process, known as
The department is now hosting
comprehensive plan meetings in
different commission districts in
addition to the meetings that are
held in the Growth Management
Department. Upcoming district
meeting dates and locations in this
area are:
May 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at
Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club,
4782 N.W 80th Ave., Ocala.
May 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at
Freedom Library, 5870 S.W 95th
St., Ocala.
Residents are also welcome to
attend the regularly scheduled
Growth Management Department

Day of Purple

to be May 11
On Tuesday, May 11, West Mar-
ion is turning purple. Join in the
celebration in support for Relay
for Life.
Here's your chance to make a
difference. Dress in purple, deco-
rate your business and help raise
money for the West Marion Relay
for Life, May 21-22, at Liberty Mid-
dle School.

2 Friday, April 30, 2010

Moose officers
Above, Women of the Moose, Chapter 1929, elected officers recently. From the left are Darlene Morgan, secre-
tary/treasurer; Jeri Brennan,junior regent; Mary Bell, senior regent; Martha Zettle, chaplain; and Barbara Cline,
junior grad. Below, Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 2356, elected officers recently. Seated in front are Ballard Smith,
treasurer;Thomas"Tiny" Morgan, governor; and Terry Geckler, prelate. Standing, from left,Jerry Thompson, in-
ternational deputy supreme governor, installing officer; Ron Young, sergeant at arms; David Kincaid, junior gov-
ernor; Craig Van Blarcum, acting administrator; Dennis Hoff, 1 year trustee; Perry Rhoade, 2 year trustee; Peter
Pecoraro, 3 year trustee; and Don Cline, past governor.


The Marion County Sher-
iff's Office reported the fol-
lowing incidents in the
Southwest area:
/ An Ocala man was
given a notice to appear for
retail petit theft after an in-
cident at Walmart on April
25. Shawn Richard Wiley,
39, of Southwest 85th Place,
allegedly took two head-
lights from the automotive
section of the store.
/ A woman reported the
theft of a piece of jewelry
from her home on South-
west 105th Place.
/ A resident of South-
west 79th Place reported
that a pressure washer was
stolen from a shed on her
/ Stephen W Lotts, 45, of
Northwest 61st Lane, was
accused of DUI and no
valid driver's license on
State Road 200 in the 6000
block after dark on April 24
after being stopped for fail-
ing to stay in a single lane.
At the jail he refused to
supply a breath sample.
/ Mario Ignacio, 34, of
Lexington, Ky, was ac-
cused of DUI and no valid
driver's license on West
State Road 40 after being
stopped for speeding. He
allegedly failed a field so-
briety test, and, according
to the report, his Kentucky
ID card showed he never
had a driver's license. His
breath registered .181 and
.193. The car, which was
towed, was registered to
someone in Illinois.



Jessica Banghart, 21,
order to take into custody
for driving while license
suspended, second of-

Scott Bivens, 41, writ of
bodily attachment, child

Chante Bryant, 22,
felony violation of proba-
tion, fraud credit card.

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Community calendar

Saturday May 1

SPCA holds book sale

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
(SPCA) of Marion County is holding a used book sale this
Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in front of Winn
Dixie at 8445 S.W State Road 200 in Friendship Center
(next to On Top of the World Communities).
Paperbacks and hardcovers range from only 25 cents
to one dollar each.
Come stock up on all your favorites and help us help
the animals.

White Cane Day at Walmart

On Saturday, May 1, the On Top Of The World Lions
Club will be in front of Walmart on State Road 200 from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. seeking donations as part of White Cane

Yard sale at College Road Baptist

A yard sale will take place at College Road Baptist
Church, 5010 S.W State Road 200, on Saturday, May 1,
from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Funds will be used to help students go to summer

Church has fashion show, luncheon

Church of the Advent is having a fashion show and
luncheon on May 1 at noon.
Fashions will be by Belk.
Tickets are required and donation is $10 per person,
which includes lunch.
Please call Cora Salmon at 352-307-8575 or Nancy Lil-

lard at 352-873-6110 for tickets.
Church of the Advent is at 11251 S.W County Road 484,
1.2 miles west of State Road 200 in Dunnellon.

Free yoga classes planned

Free yoga classes will take place at Sholom Park on
Southwest 80th Avenue, 2-1/2 miles north of State Road
200, on May 1 and 9 a.m. and then the first Saturday of
each month. Come and soak in the beauty of the Peace
Park. For information, call 352-854-7950.

Chess club to meet

The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Li-
brary 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.
It's your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-

Sunday May2

German language church service

The next German language church service is Sunday,
May 2, at Joy Lutheran Church in Ocala with Pastor Karl
Kaefer, Bradenton, followed by potluck coffee and cake.
The international Singers from the Village are the guets.
The church is at 7045 S.W 83rd Place, corner of State
Road 200.

Youth Symphony final concert

The Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting its last con-
cert of the season at 3 p.m. on Sunday May 2, at the Cen-

tral Florida Community College, Fine Arts Auditorium
in Ocala. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of
these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18.
Works selected range from the classics to contemporary,
something for everyone's musical taste. All concerts are
free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For infor-
mation call 352-351-3002.

Thursday May 6

Women's Health Month event

In observation of Women's Health Month, the Friends
of Freedom Public Library sponsor noted Yoga instruc-
tor Ingrid Crane on Thursday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at the li-
brary Come and hear her presentation on Stress
Management and Related Issues.

Saturday May 8

Latin American Festival at Circle Square

Enjoy a night of Latin flare during the Latin American
Festival at the Circle Square Commons Town Square on
Saturday, May 8 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Come celebrate the
sounds, tastes and zest of Latin America with live music
by Grupo Salsarengue, Latin American food, dancing
and traditional Latin dance performances. This event is
free and open to the public.
The Town Square is at 8409 S.W 80th St., Ocala. For
more information, visit the website at wwwCirc-

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Saturday May 8
Letter carriers food drive planned
On Saturday, May 8, letter carriers throughout Marion
County as well as more than 10,000 cities and towns
throughout the country will pick up much more than the
mail along their postal routes; they will also collect the
goodness and compassion of their postal customers dur-
ing the 18th annual National Association of Letter Car-
riers (NALC) National Food Drive to "Stamp Out
This annual effort has become the largest one-day food
drive in the nation's history, resulting in more than a half
billion pounds of food to local food banks, pantries and
shelters in all 50 states.
Last year in Marion County, a record 256,000 pounds
(a 39 percent increase over last year) of nonperishable
food was collected and donated to Interfaith Emergency
Services for distribution to the Salvation Army, Brothers
Keeper, St. Theresa's Catholic Church and the Help
Agency of the Forest food banks.
The Ocala Post Office was ranked first in the nation in
their union member category for the third year for the
community's outstanding effort in supporting this pro-
Postal customers are asked to hang a food donation on
their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail
on Saturday, May 8, and the carrier will do the rest.
Collection barrels will also be set up at all Post Office
branches to accommodate those with Post Office Boxes.
United Way of Marion County, USPS, Campbell's, Val-
pak, Feeding America, the National Rural Letter Carri-
ers Association and AFL-CIO have partnered with the
NALC to help stamp out hunger.
Yard and bake sale planned
Furniture, clothing, household items, books, appli-
ances, luggage, jewelry, linens, crafts, toys, and much
more at First Congregational United Church of Christ
annual yard and bake sale on Saturday, May 8 from 8 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at 7171 S.W State Road 200 (in the Enrichment
For more information, call 352-237-3035.

Sunday Mavy
Drum circle set for May 9
All are invited to a Drum Circle, Sunday, May 9, at 6
p.m., at the far end of Fort Island Trail Gulf Beach in
Crystal River. We will drum until sunset. Bring a chair;
we have a few drums to share. Dancers and children in-
vited. Free.
The Circle is held the second Sunday of every month,
1-1/2 2 hours before sunset; meet at 6 p.m. this month.
Information: Charlotte at 352-344-8009.
Mother's Day dinner at VFW
A Mother's Day dinner will take place on May 9 from
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W
110th St. Menu includes salad, prime rib, potatoes, green
beans and dessert.
Tickets are limited and available at the Canteen.
Phone number is 352-873-4781.

Monday May 10
Beth Israel fashion show
The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala
will hold a spring fashion show on Monday May 10 at
noon at the Hampton Inn, 2075 S.W Highway 484 in
Ocala. The show will feature fashions by Bon Worth and
a luncheon will follow. The cost is $20 per person with
the proceeds going to the Beth Israel Building Fund. For
information and reservations, contact Shirley at 352-873-
Friday May14
Book Club to meet
The Marion County Book Club will meet on May 14 and
will talk about John Hart's book Down River. Recently,
the group voted to read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by
Stieg Larsson for June 11 and The Help by Kathryn
Stockett for July 9. It is suggested that people reserve
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The club meets at the Literacy Council office on the
second Friday of the month at 10 a.m. The address is 2677
N.W 10th St., Suite 1A, Ocala. For information, call 352-

Tuesday May 18
Raising funds for Hospice
USA Dance Ocala Chapter 6027 is hosting a charity
ball fundraiser to benefit Hospice of Marion County on
May 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club
(4331 East Silver Springs Blvd., next to the Appleton Mu-
The semi-formal event features entertainment includ-
ing professional dance exhibitions, free dance lessons
by Joe Mounts and live music performed by "Automatic"
Amee and Henry Door prizes and raffles will be
awarded as well.
Admission charges range from $15 for general admis-
sion to $25 for VIP admission. For more information, call
Dennis Rose at 352-629-0837 or Linda Byrd at 352-509-
Saturday May22

St Jude annual barbecue set
The annual barbecue of St. Jude Catholic Community
is planned for Saturday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish
Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. A menu
consisting of hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw and potato
salad is planned. Take-outs available as usual. Tickets
maybe obtained before and after the weekend Masses or
by calling Linda at 352-854-7501.
Charity bike ride
A ride to benefit hospice will be held for the third year
on May 22.
The 30 or 62-mile ride will start at Hospice near the
Paddock Mall. The sponsor is Dr. Pollack at Ocala Eye.
For a registration form, go to active.com or the Hos-
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news of communities in southwest Maion 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
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Oaks, and Harvest Meadows, among others.
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sovereignty in their own
land. The mood is ripe for
rebellion and with the peo-
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against the might of Rome.
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charismatic leader, having
hoarded arms for such an
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all parts of Palestine and
other lands as well, eager
to fight against Rome for
name is the self-determination. As in
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of Judea. Rabbi Aviva who believed
den toprac- he was the messiah, Bar
ion, Roman Kochba continued to fight
Temple re- the Romans. Although not
unfulfilled a religious man by nature,

his cause was supported by
Rabbi Aviva, who probably
gave him the name of Bar
Kochba, meaning "son of a
star" Archeological docu-
ments and letters found in
the 1950's suggest his name
was really Bar Koziba,
meaning a son from Koz-
iba, a place name in Israel.
Whatever his origins which
are scanty, he was a mili-
tary man to reckon with
and his victories led to a
three-year period of inde-
pendence in the province
During the year of 132-
135 CE, Bar Kochba pro-
claimed himself "Nasi,"
that is ruler of Judea and
struck coins to attest to this
fact. These coins are the
archeological evidence,
amongst other items such
as letters and writings from
authors at the time, of Bar
Kochba's achievements.
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Kochba managed to claim


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the entire country, includ-
ing Jerusalem for the Jew-
ish people.
Unfortunately, this inde-
pendence was to be short
lived. The Emperor
Hadrian decided to send
his best forces against the
Jewish rebels. Eventually,
the Roman forces recap-
tured the territory won by
Bar Kochba and the leg-
endary leader was eventu-
ally overrun and killed at
his fortress at Betar, out-
side of Jerusalem.
The results of this heroic
struggle cost the Jews
many lives, both in war and
to disease. Many of those
captured were sold into
servitude. Jerusalem, the
Holy City, was barred from
Jews and the land was laid
waste. Historically speak-
ing, it was the last revolt for
independence until the
modern state of Israel in
1948. Unlike Fort William
McHenry, the Jewish ban-
ner did not fly over the fort
in the "dawn's early light"
and again Jewish hopes for
a messiah were dashed.

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However, the struggle that
Bar Kochba led, became a
national symbol of the
power of people to live free
in their own land. The leg-
end continues as Jews ob-
serve the special period of
the counting of the omer, a
time in ancient days when
special grain offerings
were brought to the Tem-
ple in Jerusalem during
the seven weeks the fol-
lowed the Passover festival
until the holiday of
As Jews all over the
world observe this omer
period today, during this
spring season, they are re-
minded of the bravery of
Bar Kochba and of his as-
sociation with Rabbi Aviva
who is also remembered at
this season of the year.
May the story of Bar
Kochba serve as an inspi-
ration to all those who
struggle for freedom.
Judi is a former teacher
and Jewish educator She
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to hiking. Most hikes were along a black top asphalt trail.
Here in Florida Jones has found there is plenty of hik-
ing opportunities but yet hikers, he says, make up a mi-
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Besides helping on Greenway trails, Jones is the main-
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5, May 12 and May 19.
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10 years that evaluates the county's ability to address sig-
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Quality education

should start at home
There's a popular game show syndicated on television
called "Family Feud," in which people are asked to
give several responses to a question. One of the re-
cent queries on the show was, "Name something parents
teach their children before kindergarten."
Some of the answers included potty training, ABC/al-
phabet/reading, counting, how to write their names, and
tying their shoes.
It is hoped that parents all over Florida were watching this
show, and absorbing the answers about reading, writing and
counting. Remember, this was how the public felt about
things a child should learn before kindergarten.
Gov. Charlie Crist is coming under some fire for vetoing
a bill that would have, among other things, put more pres-
sure on teachers and made it easier to dismiss some educa-
Is there any way we can pass a bill to put more pressure
on the parents?
Any teacher in the early grades can tell you horror stories
of children who know nothing about any of these skills
when they enter the classroom for the first time. When a
child learns nothing at home, it's a handicap that is going to
follow him all through his school years. Blaming teachers
for some of these failures is easy ... it's also wrong.
The state wants each class to show progress from the be-
ginning of the year to the end, and some of our legislators
want to blame the teachers if it doesn't work. But what if
half the class has some of the basic knowledge and the other
half doesn't? Is the teacher supposed to ignore the lesser-
trained children and only emphasize learning to the top half
of the classroom? Or is the teacher supposed to concentrate
on the lower half, thereby depriving the better-trained chil-
dren the opportunity to advance at an accelerated pace? If
the teacher is going to lose his/herjob because of test scores,
there's no easy answer.
The obvious answer is to get rid of the tests, and promote
only those pupils who have mastered the work. It's far bet-
ter to retain a student in an early grade (many of us grew up
in a time when it was called being "left back") than to let
that youngster be socially promoted, only to drop out of
high school when the work becomes too difficult.
Education in this state is somewhat of a disaster, espe-
cially for the slower students, but it's time to stop blaming
the teachers. The state needs to back off from the tests and
rigid regulations, and it needs to let teachers do what they
went to school to learn to do ... teach.
Meanwhile, it would also be nice if parents would learn
to be parents when it comes to educating their young chil-
dren. Too bad there isn't a place to teach that, too.

Civic Theatre is worth a visit

Anyone who knows me un-
derstands that I would
much rather go to a base-
ball game than a cultural event
such as an art show. I just wasn't
brought up that way
Imagine my surprise when I
discovered a facility in Ocala,
nestled in the woods off East Sil-
ver Springs Boulevard, called
the Ocala Civic Theatre, and ac-
tually enjoyed it.
I've been coming to Ocala
since the mid 1970s, and I've
lived here for about 13 years, and
I have heard of the Civic The-
atre, but I've never been there.
The occasion arose last Sun-
day, when the Theatre held a
concert celebrating its 60th an-
niversary We published a news
item about it last week, and when
I saw that it was going to feature
songs that were popular 60 years
ago, I thought it would be perfect.
I had spent the greater part of
the last couple of months trying
to find something to take my wife
to on Sunday, April 25. You see,
on Sunday, April 25,45 years ago,
we were married in Tenafly, N.J.
at Our Lady of Mount Carmel
To top it off, the Theatre was
inviting couples, who had been
married 60 years, to the celebra-
They were recognized during
the performance and there was a
big cake in the lobby, all nicely
sliced when the concert ended.


The crowd was about 80 per-
cent celebrants of 60 years, and
we felt like kids, having been
married "only" 45 years.
But I digress. The big thing to
realize is that I discovered what
a nice facility the Ocala Civic
Theatre is, and the fact that it's
located about a two-minute drive
from my home.
There was good parking if you
get there early enough, an over-
hang to drop people off if they
can't walk from the lot or if the
weather is bad, a nice lobby with
abox office and concession area,
and comfortable seating with a
good view, even from where we
were sitting, near the back.
The concert took almost two
hours, and the performers were
The accompanist on the piano,
Jason Bartosic, who also sang oc-
casionally, was excellent, and the
choreography, while simple, was
effective and showed signs of ex-
tensive rehearsal.
All the performers had the

wireless microphones which
made it easy, even in the back, to
hear every word clearly
Tickets were only $15 (free for
those married 60 years or more),
and for a couple of hours of great
entertainment, that's very rea-
To give you an idea of the
music, some of the songs were
"Wunderbar," "I Don't Care if the
Sun Don't Shine," "Tennessee
Waltz," "The Man I Love" (a Bil-
lie Holiday song, one of my fa-
vorites), "If I Knew You Were
Coming I'd've Baked a Cake,"
"Bewitched" and "A Dream is a
Wish Your Heart Makes."
But the most rousing, and the
one that got the best crowd reac-
tion, was a commercial. To start
the second part of the perform-
ance after the intermission, the
entire ensemble sang "See the
USA in Your Chevrolet," the old
Dinah Shore theme. Talk about
The Ocala Civic Theatre is
something I would recommend
heartily to everyone.
You can go to their website,
ocalacivictheatre.com, or call the
main phone number at 352-236-
They'll gladly add you to their
mailing list.

Jim Clark is the editor of the
South Marion Citizen. He can be
reached at 352-854-3986 or at ed-
itor@smcitizen. com.



Only true friend?
Afew years ago the "kids" used
to have a song that some of the
words came to mind when I read
Mr. Beckner's article: "Don't let
the sounds of your own words
drive you crazy" It would be my
opinion that Mr. Beckner and the
rest of the Tee Pottyers have
driven themselves to believe
their own lies and half truths a
long time ago. I voted my first
time for General Eisenhower
and voted the straight ticket until

Bush. That is when the party of
reason, responsibility and truth
changed and left me. Harry Tru-
man gave away other people's
land because of the Holocaust.
And rightfully so. But why didn't
he give away German land? Are
we supposed to continue to lay
down American lives and Amer-
ican money because Netanyahu
can not keep his hands off of
other people's property?
Mr. Beckner says, "What a way
to treat America's only true

friend in the Near East." The
Moslem world can no more be a
friend of a country that supports
the theft of Moslem land than we
could have been a friend of Ger-
many had they taken part of Eng-
land. Our Congress, the best
money can buy, on a voice vote,
gives Israel three billion dollars
every year! What a deal: What a
return on your money! Give thou-

sands for political contribution
to congressmen and get back bil-
lions. If Christian fundamental-
ists want Israel to have what they
call Israel (so Christ can return)
let them buy it from the current
Talk about the Liberal media
and the right wing Fox media.
Isn't it interesting, that both the
left and the right will never men-

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venture to say, that this letter will
never see the printer's ink
One other thing: I go to church
regularly, I'm not a racist or an
anti Semite. So don't try to hang
one of those titles on me. I only
want to speak the truth
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Confucius say'He who shoots himself in both feet is quite lame'

I Wene Wendy E.
IW IBinnie
Large scale diver-
sion must be created
as it must never
ever be mentioned that the
biggest threat we face is
from someone who owns
us lock, stock and barrel
and has the potential to
beat us at virtually every-
thing and anything! This
might explain one of the
purposes that the wars in
Iraq and Afghanistan
served; they so occupied
our senses that until re-
cently we failed to look be-
yond. We're talking about a
land mass larger than ours,
a population that is more
than three times our size, a
work force that will work
tirelessly for virtually
small change, a trained
and educated manage-
ment, a country that builds
cities faster than we repair
them. A country feared by
the rest of the world as a
sleeping giant (Tiger). But
most of all, it is a country

that can cause serious col-
lisions. And it will all be
about one thing: Re-
sources. And it is how we
will react to those colli-
sions that will decide the
course of the world!
The truth is that you
can't ignore a huge ele-
phant for very long, espe-
cially if you're beginning to
look more and more like a
peanut. And that is pre-
cisely the challenge we
face. It is clearly in our in-
terest not to advertise the
fact that we are into hock
to China for something like
$65 billion a MONTH (the
statisticians place this at a
much lower figure but
many people say the num-
bers are deliberately un-
derstated). Overall, in a
few short years, we owe
them in the trillions of dol-
lars. China is an economic
powerhouse that along
with three other countries
can decide our fate: Japan,
England and Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia needs us if
the princes are going to
stay in power and that's a
whole other issue; England
will probably stand by us;
Japan is edgy holding onto
so much debt despite the
size of our market but
China needs us less than
we might hope. And that's
something to think about!
Because in the process of

making profits and ship-
ping jobs out of the coun-
try, we have not only
shortchanged the Ameri-
can worker, we have been
dishonest about purposes.
And, the cowboys who
shout out 'bring it on,"
serve to promulgate the
idea that America never
got out of knee pants and
fail to mention that we are
over the proverbial Chi-
nese made and Chinese
owned barrel! We walk on
eggs when we talk about
China. It is to the previous
and present president's
credit that they understand
our predicament. But it is
also our willingness to ac-
cede everything to China
in the first place that has
gotten us into this mess
beginning with that great
euphemism; "Off-shoring."
Here's the quick view.
Eventually, one of two
things has to happen:
Money stops flowing in
from abroad; or interest
rates go up. China seems
linked to us but they are
making up our market with
their forays into South and
Central America and other
parts of the world. Think
about it. China has cities
that make hats and socks
only; 50 years ago they
were nothing but rice pad-
dies. Today? Skyscrapers!
We have nine cities of a

million people; China has
121. They turn out 10 times
more engineers than we
do. We can't add one and
one. We have turned our
back on science and real-
ity They are the inexorable
Despite the above tru-
isms, we are linked to
China in a variety of ways.
They own our debt which
they could transfer but its
value might go down! And
they are dependent on our
economic ties since some
20 percent of exports go to
the U.S. But considering
the size of the world mar-
ket, the diligent Chinese,
who don't play racquetball,
football or baseball or take
time offfor personal pleas-
ure, could make up the
business without too much
of a sweat. On the other
hand, we are one of the
world's leading user of raw
materials -the raw ma-
terials the Chinese want.
This could change the cli-
mate in the blink of an eye.
The Koreans, who know
the Chinese a lot better
than we do, were the
largest builder of ships in
the world until they
learned the Chinese
wanted that title and they
gave up immediately Why?
They know it is a no-win
situation to go up against
the Chinese. They are

building alliances around
the world with all of our
old friends whom we've
tossed away so noncha-
lantly, as if friends don't
count. And what are those
alliances all about: Re-
sources like oil, coal, iron
and steel. Resources that
we will need that have now
been pre-empted under
our noses.
In the meantime, we are
distracted by war and silly
smug groups called
"Birthers" and "Tea-Bag-
gers." In this lapse of good
sense, the Chinese go on
taking over the world; fill-
ing in the gaps where we
have failed; where our
over-arching arrogance
and insensitivity has
changed the climate for
America; where our old
friends no longer want to
deal with us. Unfortu-
nately, we can't seem to see
beyond profitable
weaponry and ammunition
which continues to be a
growth business because
we sell it to our potential
enemies. Therefore, if we
want to defend ourselves,
we have discovered the
perfect mechanism that
never fails. Sell to the
prospective enemy every-
thing that provides our
protection; then we always
have to reinvent it with tax
dollars paying all of the
bills while government

goes ahead and ladles on
the pork to build better
bombs and better bombers
and winning some loyal
local politician some votes
along the way, a junket or
two and who knows what
else these days.
This is a very sound
strategy for the military de-
fense contractors who ob-
tain a benefit from a
country constantly commit-
ted to warfare. And there's
no end to warfare when
you can't or won't put a
face on the enemy The
clash will come not over
territory as it did with the
Greeks against Asia but
over resources like Amer-
ica last faced with the
Japanese. We've already
seen signs of it when Toy-
ota closed down produc-
tion for three days! The
reason: The Chinese had
tied up all of the remaining
steel in the open market.
There are no guarantees
that Democracy and our
Republic has to last more
than 200 years!!!
As I was saying.
WendyEngland Binnie a
novelist and op/ed colum-
nist lives in Oak Trace Vil-
las. Binnieocal@aol.com
Mea culpa to the cousins
Foote Shelby and Horton
who managed to get trans-
posed in this author's arti-
cle about Civil War writers.


Administration stifling free speech

fRobert E.


Another week has
passed in our "un-
onstitutional" na-
tion, having been thrust
upon us by Obama and his
Obamanistas. Sorry to say
nothing good has hap-
pened as the current rally-
ing cry is, "Power to the
State" and the budget bust-
ing economy demolishing
government grab of com-
rade Obama goes on. The
crisis is from the book by
Saul Alinsky's, "Rules for
Radicals," check it out at
your library and see what's
We can be sure of more
and higher taxes, fees and
regulations, which, of
course, leave small busi-
nesses with no reason to
grow; or invest or hire new
workers. Consequently the
ranks of the unemployed
continue to grow. Some can
see that this path America
is now on is the same path
as the former Soviet Union,
Cuba and Venezuela.
Obama knows he is the
only one who can provide
the guidance to a worker's
paradise and "social jus-
tice" for all. Thank good-
ness some Americans are
emerging to join true con-

servative politicians; the
Tea Party or similar groups
to stamp out this type of
government. One gentle-
man said he didn't know
whether to fly his Ameri-
can flag upside down to in-
dicate the ship of state was
in distress or to fly it at half
staff to indicate we were
mourning the loss of his
native land.
Others have indicated
we need a 10 million per-
son march on Washington,
D.C., to show our cowardly
politicians, most of whom
never set foot on a battle-
ground, that we were com-
ing to give them a real
American message, that
they will be out of a job
come the election in No-
vember They are trying to
destroy our country and
our Constitution, and un-
told American patriots
have pledged their fortune,
sacred honor and their
lives to defend our country
to now see it so destroyed.
The Tea Party Express is
on the roll. The 'Just Vote
Them Out" cross country
tour will visit 40 cities, be-
ginning in Searchlight,
Nev, home of Senate Mi-
nority Leader Harry Reid.
Approximately 15-20,000
were in attendance and he
got the message, he's "out."
They headed North and
East and ended up in
Washington, D.C., on April
15, unfortunately, it's too
late for everyone to meet
On March 31, 2010, Mr.
Obama announced with
Mr. Ken Salazar, the Inte-
rior Department Secretary,
that he was expanding oil
drilling opportunities.
These areas are off the
coast of the Southern At-

lantic seaboard, in the Gulf
of Mexico and some parts
ofAlaska. However, the an-
nouncement came with the
usual Obama secrecy or
trickery or whatever you
want to call it. The small
details were that at the
same time, it halts other fu-
ture sales in Alaska's
Chukchi and Beaufort Seas
that drilling advocates say
could account for far more
oil than the new areas the
President proposes to
open up. There is no doubt
this was a political deci-
sion, as gas prices are rap-
idly approaching $3 per
gallon that is $1 higher
than when Obama took of-
fice. Republicans are
angry at what the presi-
dent put out of bounds and
Democrats and environ-
mental groups are furious
at what is being allowed. A
lot of voters will only be
confused by his actions. If
Obama had done nothing, a
lease plan was already set
to take effect that would
have opened vast expanses
of the Outer Continental
Shelf, drastically increas-
ing our nation's ability to
tap into our domestic en-
ergy supply Mr. Salazar ad-
mitted the new plan also
cancelled five potential
lease sales that had been
scheduled to go forward in
the next two years, due to
"unanswered questions"
about environmental im-
pact. Of course these leases
were under the old Bush
plan. These cancelled
leases according to the In-
stitute of Energy Research,
a Think Tank, said the area
could hold up to 77 billion
barrels of oil or more. This


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10 Friday, April 30, 2010


just shows Obama doesn't want
America to tap into America's
oil reserves, the greatest in the
world. It seems like Obama
wants to continue the energy
crisis and to make it worse in
the future. Mark Alexander of
"The Patriot Post" said many
Americans either unwittingly
or even willingly trade essential
liberty for some measure of
safety and comfort. Absent a
unified front to restore consti-
tutional rule of law, the out-
come may be inevitable,
perhaps through measures of
civil disobedience. To those
who find the notion of civil dis-
obedience disquieting have al-
ready traded essential liberty
for a little temporary safety and
will most certainly end up with
neither. The time has come
again to choose between liberty
and tyranny, to sustain essential
liberty in opposition to statism.
Speaking ofbeing unconstitu-
tional, the government is at it
again. Just seems they have no
fear of breaking their oaths of
office. Back on Sept. 21, 2009,
Obama's administration cen-
ters for Medicare and Med-
icade Services (CMS) imposed a
gag order on all Medicare Ad-
vantage and prescription drug
plans, prohibiting them from
communicating with seniors
about the proposed Medicare
cuts in health care reform. This
came about due to a mailing
sent out by Humana, Inc., one of
Medicare Advantage providers.
The flyer told its customers that
the $123 billion proposed cuts
(actually $205 billion) to
Medicare Advantage reform

would probably result in lower
benefits and about 2.7 million
people losing their coverage.
The gag order was looked into
by the Congressional Budget
Office (CBO) who confirmed
Humana's facts and CMS had to
rescind its inappropriate and
"unconstitutional" gag order.
This government act was like
the metaphor of "shooting the
messenger," an act of lashing
out at the bearer of bad news.
How dare anyone speak ill of
Obamacare! Here it is the
American business community
to feel Obama's wrath. It clearly
was an attempt to intimidate
the American people. You can
go back to James Madison's
original version of the speech
and press clauses in the First
Amendment, introduced in the
House of Representatives on
June 8, 1789, it clearly says,
"The people shall not be de-
prived or abridged of their right
to speak, to write or to publish
their sentiments." Just another
example of what is being talked
about, our current politicians
breaking their oath of office,
what clearer proof do you
need? They are not listening to
the American people or the
constitution. But it doesn't end
there, Washington democrats
led by Rep. Henry A Waxman,
(D-Calif) see another opportu-
nity to stop the American pub-
lic of knowing about this new
health care law which is politi-
cally inconvenient to Demo-
cratic incumbents and
candidates. We are talking
about AT&T saying it will cost
them $1 billion, Deere and

Company, $150 million, Cater-
pillar, $100 million, 3M, $90 mil-
lion among others to implement
Obama's health care law. In
2009 they got away with it and
not seeing anyone getting mad
or outraged or screaming
bloody murder, they decided to
do it again. Henry Waxman
brazening calls the CEO's of
these companies and "de-
mands" they bring their books
and records to DC to prove
their claim. It's being debated
whether he has authority to do
this. It begs the question, where
is the leadership in this coun-
try, or business leaders or a
strong industrial someone who
will stand up and say enough is
enough? The total stop has to
So this is a first stop for
Obama to stifle "free speech,"
next will probably be the radio
and or TV commentators and
then the writers, gradually, but
actually quite fast. He's getting
his total power and control over
every step Americans take in
life, just as called for by the
Marxist playbook. Wake up
Americans, you have got to take
each of these takeovers seri-
ously and get out into the com-
munities and become active in
stopping what's happening be-
fore it is totally too late.

Robert E. Beckner lives in
Majestic Oaks with his wife,
Sarah. He is a retired private
investigator and insurance ad-
juster He has also been a pho-
tographer and served with the
Military Police in the Marine


Tea Partier or Tea Partyer?

Ever since this loosely organized
group of what-I-don't-know-what-
to-make-of-them popped up on the
radar screens of our media, in-
cluding newspapers, scrolling TV
news, Internet blogs, and so on, I've
seen confusion over how to plural-
ize its name. I've even seen how
one columnist tried to avoid mak-
ing that choice by initializing it to
"T Piers" (plural) or "TPer" (singu-
lar). I see no need to change that
proper noun's "y" to the common
noun's "ier."
To shed more light on the sub-
ject, may I humbly submit a solu-
tion that we in the maritime
profession solved decades ago, as
During World War II, our ship-
yards turned out over 2,700 Liberty
ships and over 500 Victory ships. I
served as a merchant ship radio of-
ficer in three different Libertys,
and I even wrote a book about
those Libertys. I also served in the
same capacity on a few Victorys,
and, well, ditto for the Victory
Please note how merchant sea-
men, steamship companies, mar-
itime labor unions, the U.S.
Maritime Commission, merchant
marine academies throughout the
United States, and everyone else
engaged in the maritime trades, all
hopefully knowledgeable in our
language, pluralize the words "Lib-
erty" and "Victory"
Just a suggestion, though, and
because this is a free country, we
may misuse our language any time
and for any reason we want to.

The Peter Principle

There are 535 prime examples of
the Peter Principle in our nation's
capitol. They were sent there by
Peter Principle voters (and those
who didn't vote) to change the
world. Upon arrival, the "Peterites"
found themselves as low "Pe-
terites" on the totem pole. They
quickly learned you make deals
and trade your integrity or you end
up in a basement office and as-
signed to mundane committees
where nobody cares. The "folks
back home?" They have no bread?
Then let them eat cake.
There are over 16,000 registered
lobbyists in Washington DC. Let's
see. You divide those 16,000
"Greeks bearing gifts" among the
535 members of Congress, and it
figures out to about 30 lobbyists for
each member of Congress. Each
dawn the gift wagons arrive and
the members of Congress, their
families, their staffs, are showered
with gifts. So who do you think
gathers the attention of Congress?
Is it some poor jerk sitting on a sofa
with a six pack watching the De-
troit Pistons go down to another
defeat, or is their attention cap-
tured by exotic vacations and ex-
pensive gifts dumped upon them
by those 16,000 lobbyists?
We can't all be as fortunate as
Dorothy Gale from Kansas whose
house landed on the Wicked Witch
while Dorothy ripped off her Ruby
Slippers and skipped off down the
Yellow Brick Road to Oz. So hold
my hand Wendy, and we will skip
off to Oz.
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SWhen you come to the end of the trail

James L.

Iwas working so hard
the other day on a proj-
ect that I actually fin-
ished it three hours ahead
of schedule. Then, I did not
know what to do. I had so
psyched myself all up
spending the entire day on
this special project that
when I was finished with it
I did not know what to do
with myself.
Several things suggested
themselves at the begin-
ning. I am not a person
completely devoid of ideas.
First, I could go tell the
Mistress of the Parsonage I
finished my project ahead
of schedule and wait for
her to congratulate me on
a job well done. However, if
history teaches me any-
thing, this is not a good
idea. In times past, when I
found myself with a spare
moment or two, my good
wife knew quite well how
to fill it up. Her to-do-list
toddles very closely to for-
I could be corrected on
this, and I probably will be,
but my wife has not had a
spare moment in her en-
tire life. I am not sure she
would know what to do


with a spare moment. She
always has something
more that she can be doing,
and invariably she does it.
She can time a project
down to the 10th of a sec-
Again, my facts could be
a little foggy here, but I
think she invented the
multitasking syndrome.
Now, I would not mind this
if it would stop there. Some
things should be kept to
one's self. But she has this
crazy idea that if she can
multitask, I certainly
should be able to do it.
After all, she says, "You're
the man of the house."
Whatever that has to do
with the price of rice in
China, I will never know.
This is where we have a lit-
tle bit of a breakdown in
our communication.
Her idea is that when
you finish a project you
should immediately begin
a new one to maximize
your energy
I take a different view
about this altogether. I be-
lieve when you finish a
project you should sigh
very deeply and then for
the next three or four
hours celebrate the fact
that you finally got the
blasted thing done. Any
thoughts of the next project

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should be so far removed
from your thinking process
that it does not compro-
mise the celebratory mo-
If I finish a project in the
morning, I feel I should
take the rest of the day off
and celebrate with several
scoops of freshly dipped
ice cream, and don't be
stingy with the hot fudge.
If, the project is done in the
middle of the afternoon
then I think I should go out
for supper and celebrate
my good fortune and apple
pie A la mode is on the
My idea is to celebrate
completion while her idea
is to celebrate the opportu-
nity of starting a new proj-
ect. She never sees the end
of the trail only the begin-
ning of a new one.
I say, whatever makes
you happy, go for it.
However, she has this
fuddy-duddy idea that
what is good for her is also
good for me. Share and
share alike, is her motto.
And so, I could go and tell
her that I finished my proj-
ect ahead of schedule.
Or, I could hide from her
for the next three hours
and revel in secrecy After
all, what she does not know
will not cause me any pain
whatsoever I could sit back
in my chair, sigh very
deeply and relish the mo-
ment all by myself.
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has the effect of calling at-
tention to myself from You-
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cover is blown.
I do know this, if I am
caught with a spare mo-
ment on my hands it will be
put to good use in very
short time. And so, there is
a third possibility
I can pretend that I am
not finished yet. I remem-
ber the words of wisdom
passed on to me by my fa-
ther. "Son, do not let your
wife catch you with noth-
ing in your hands." Then
he pressed upon me a valu-
able lesson he called, "The
High Art of Tinkering."
I cannot tell how many
times this has saved me. If
I do not have anything to
do, and I do not want to do
anything, I simply tinker.
But there is a way to tinker

and then there is a way not
to tinker.
Once I was tinkering
around in the garage when
I heard my wife coming.
Grabbing a hammer I pre-
tended as if I was busily
engaged doing something.
"Oh," my wife said when
she saw me with a hammer,
"since you already have a
hammer in your hand
come and help me put up
this new shelf."
The old saying comes to
mind, "Idle hands are the
devil's workshop." My wife
cannot stand idle hands es-
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end of my arms. My good
wife operates by the bibli-
cal principle, "Whatsoever
thy hand findeth to do, do it
with thy might; for there is
no work, nor device, nor
knowledge, nor wisdom, in
the grave, whither thou
goest," (Ecclesiastes 9:10
I, on the other hand,
have my eyes on the end of
the trail.

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New trips are booking up fast


lavish lunch buffet at the
Mission Inn, followed by a
tour of the Lakeridge Win-
ery and wine tasting and
then a stop at Russell
N a n c y Stover's Chocolate Outlet
Archer before heading home. Cost
includes bus, lunch, wine
Flyers are available tasting, all taxes and gratu-
for Cherrywood cities.
Travel trips at the Arabian Nights, Tuesday,
Clubhouse on the travel July 13: Join us in Orlando
rack. You must call Nancy for the popular matinee
at 352-861-1432 to get the show with very talented
rates and reserve your Equestrians. Includes bus,
seat. Remember, you do complete meal, all taxes
not need to live in Cherry- and gratuities.
wood to go on our trips. Show Palace Dinner
Just call Nancy to sign up. Theatre, Red, White and
Eat, Drink and Be Merry, Tuna, Saturday, July 17:
Thursday, May 20: Back by Join us for this All Ameri-
popular demand. Join us can Comedy Classic, star-
as we head down to the ring two of our favorites,
Yalaha German Bakery as Matt McGee and Candler
you can make your own Bud. Cost includes bus, re-
purchases, then enjoy a served seats for the mati-

nee show, complete hot
and cold lunch buffet, all
taxes and tips. Sold out/
waitlist open.
Early Bird Dinner The-
atre, Kitchen Witches,
Thursday, July 29: Join us
in Clearwater for this hi-
larious comedy about two
TV cooking show hosts who
hate each other and have
to work together. Sold out /
waitlist open.
Alhambra Dinner The-
atre, Amorous Crossings,
Saturday, Aug. 14: Come
enjoy this romantic com-
edy set aboard a cruise
ship. Dinner Theatre in
Jacksonville. Cost includes
bus, reserved seats for the
matinee show, complete
hot lunch buffet, all taxes
and gratuities.
Show Palace Dinner
Theatre, Boogie Wonder-
land, Thursday, Aug. 19:
Join us at the Show Palace
for this music revue of the
70s. Sold out/ waitlist open.

Overnight Mystery Trip,
Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 30-
31: Join us on this two-day
mystery trip. Can't tell you
where we are going but
will be a lot of fun, things
you probably haven't been
to. Includes bus, breakfast,
two lunches, one dinner,
hotel, tip for driver and
much more. $100 deposit/
Final due June 15.
Early Bird Dinner The-
atre, Lovers and Other
Strangers, Thursday, Sept.
16: Join us in Clearwater
for this very funny comedy
about four different ro-
mantic situations. Cost in-
cludes reserved seats for
the matinee show, com-
plete hot lunch buffet, all
taxes and tips.
Show Palace Dinner
Theatre, Mid Life: The Cri-
sis Musical, Thursday,
Sept. 23: Sold out/waitlist
Sleuth's Mystery The-
atre, Tuesday, Oct. 12: Join
us for this always funny
mystery dinner theatre
that is sure to keep you
laughing. With audience
participation, see if you
can figure out who dun it??
Includes complete meal,
reserved seats for the mati-
nee show, all taxes and
Cedar Key Seafood Fes-
tival, Saturday, Oct. 16:
Come enjoy the annual
Seafood Festival with local
seafood, arts, crafts and en-
tertainment. Includes bus
and tip for driver. Lunch is
on your own.
National Parks Cross
Country Motor Coach Trip,
21 days, Aug. 1-21, 2011:
Mount. Rushmore Yellow-

stone Old Faithful Crazy
Horse Memorial Bad-
lands National Park -
Deadwood Grand Teton -
Bryce Canyon Zion Na-
tional Park Mesa Verde -
Durango Oklahoma City -
New Orleans. Includes
motor coach from Ocala, 20
nights accommodations
breakfast and dinner daily;
seven lunches admission to
all parks, many side trips
along the way, gratuity for
driver. Payment info, $200
per person deposit to hold
space. Final payment due
by May 23, 2011, payment
plans available, all pay-
ments refundable until
May 23, 2011. TravelGuard
Insurance $215 pp/dbl, es-
corted by Laura Kane,
driven by Brian Taylor.
Minimum of 25 passengers
for trip to be a guaranteed
departure, maximum of 40
seats will be sold. This will
be a 55-passenger motor
coach with a bathroom on
board. We will not drive for
more than 2-2/12 hours at
one time without making a
stop whether it be for a
meal stop or a pit stop or a
side trip. No more than
eight hours of driving on
any of the travel days. Call
for single rate occupancy
Cherrywood Crochet Club
Our members would like
to thank those who do-
nated yarn for our weekly
teaching lessons at Marion
County Jail. The ladies in
the class at the jail are al-
ways excited when we
bring them new colors. We
are currently teaching our
third group of inmates, and
as usual they are enthusi-
astic about learning a new

skill and interacting with
us. We are also grateful to
Bea LeQuin for her kind
donation of yarn to our
We continue to crochet
items for the Devereau
Kids which are distributed
through Scott Hackmyer to
needy families. We would
like to thank Scott for the
generous gift card he gave
us for Michael's Craft Store
so we can continue to pur-
chase yarn for our projects.
Residents, please con-
sider joining us at the club-
house on Friday
afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3
p.m. We make good coffee
and refreshments!
Country hoedown dance
The Cherrywood Coun-
try hoedown dance will be
Saturday, May 15 from 7
p.m. to 10 p.m. No charge,
just come out and have fun.
There will be a 50/50 raffle,
and Richard Becotte will
be spinning CDs.
Democratic Club
The Cherrywood Demo-
cratic Club will hold an
open house meeting on
Friday, May 21. Everyone is
welcome at 2 p.m. in the
Clubhouse card room. Re-
freshments will be served.
This month we welcome
Jon Paugh, a candidate for
Marion County Commis-
sion District 2. For infor-
mation, contact Harriet
Scarpino, president at 352-
Nancy Archer and her
daughter Christine are 12-
year Cherrywood resi-
dents. Get Cherrywood
news to her at blue-
jay10453@hotmail.com by
Thursday mornings.


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Friday, April 30, 2010 13

The pickled detective's fifth popular novel


BYJo Nesbo
Scandinavian crime nov-
els are gaining ground with
many American readers.
Take Norwegian writer Jo
Nesbo's "The Devil's Star,"
for instance, the fifth novel
in his popular Harry Hole
Hole is a chronically
pickled detective who's
nevertheless an ace at
cracking difficult cases

ning out of control since
the murder of his col-
league and best friend,
Ellen Gjelten. Worse yet,

he suspects a crooked fel-
low detective ,TomWaaler,
who, ironically, is a rising
star in the police depart-
ment. So we find Hole
meticulously dogging
Tom's every move: "That
was why Harry had se-
cretly begun to work on as-
sembling a watertight case
against Waaler. However,
since he didn't know who it
was safe to talk to, this
turned out to be more diffi-
cult than he had imagined.
He began to trawl through
the archives after the oth-
ers had gone home for the
day, to tap into the internal
computer network, to print
out e-mails and lists of in-
coming and outgoing tele-
phone calls form people he
knew Waaler associated
But Harry's project is re-
peatedly interrupted when

bodies turn up-bodies
with a severed finger and a
tiny red five-pointed dia-
mond on them. No one
wants to even whisper "se-
rial killer" because there
hasn't been one in Oslo
since the 1980s. Still, with a
rising body count police
must face reality.
Nesbo's is a densely lay-
ered thriller-a suspense-
ful puzzle that twists and

turns until the very end. A
minor flaw is the author's
penchant for telling us
more than we want to know
about a given subject like
how bricks were laid in
attic apartments in the
19th century or minutiae
about Harry's rocky ro-
mance with a woman
named Rakel.
That out of the way and
to be fair, Nesbo maintains

a steady tension about
which crime will occur
next until the blockbuster
finale. And in Harry Hole
he has given us a malad-
justed but likable charac-
ter much like Michael
Connelly's Harry Bosch.
To sum up, in the "The
Devil's Star" the writing is
tight, the dialogue crisp,
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Another season of water aerobics ready to start


There will also be a class
of water aerobics in the af-
ternoon from 5:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m. at the Oasis pool.
Bring your ball or jug for
C a r o I this exercise, also. It will
Beaver take place Monday,
Wednesday and Friday af-
ur new session of ternoon. Call Margaret Be-
water aerobics will lieu for information.
begin at the Oasis Surprise Celebrations
Pool Monday, May 3 Two surprise celebra-
(weather permitting). Our tions took place this month
"Water Dillies" will meet at the Oasis. Friends and
on Monday, Wednesday, family of Fred and Pia Pel-
and Friday from 10:30 a.m. licano helped them cele-
until 11:30 a.m. each week. brate with a surprise party
Bring a ball or jug. All on Saturday, April 17. The
Palm Cay residents are in- occasion was their 60th an-
vited to take part in this niversary and Pia's 80th
fun exercise. If you have birthday
any questions, call Mary On April 18, Joyce Edger-
Halderman or Louise ton had a surprise birthday
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nity members in atten-
dance. Karen Tieman sang
one of her songs to Joyce,
and the "Hummers" group
wished her a happy birth-
day with a special song. All
were treated to delicious
food and birthday cake.
Singles Club Notes
By Bill Haussmann
On the 21st of April some
of the Singles Club mem-
bers completed the sched-
uled Potato Chip Factory
Tour. It was very interest-
ing to watch raw potatoes
turned into completely
cooked chips.
Still scheduled is the
Mini Golf on the 5th of May
We depart the Oasis about
9:30 a.m. Lunch will take
place after.
On the 19th of May, we'll
have our spring party at
the Oasis.
Even though we will
throttle down some for the
summer, we will continue

to meet on the first and
third Wednesday of each
month in the card room at
3:30 p.m. at the Oasis.
Poolside party
By Harry Chambers
If you missed last year's
party, don't miss this one.
All Palm Cay residents are
invited to enjoy a relaxed,
fun event at pool side.
Enjoy the cool evening
breezes, live music from
the keyboard of Harry
Chambers and fellowship
with neighbors and
Bring your favorite bev-
erage (BYOB approved)
and snacks. Please don't
bring any glass containers
to pool side.
This evening does not re-
quire a ticket, simply your
attendance. So make your
calendar for May 12
(Wednesday) starting at 5
p.m. Hope to see you there.
The Big Red Bus

Many folks are inter-
ested in donating "the gift
of life" and at a recent
homeowners meeting, I in-
vited a representative that
answered many questions
regarding the eligibility to
donate. If you still have
questions, the staff on the
"bus" will certainly help,
or you can phone the local
blood center at 735-0175.
The next visit from the
"Big Red Bus" will be May
19, next to the Oasis, from 8
a.m. until noon. If you de-
sire to schedule an ap-
pointment, signup list will
be on the bulletin board
with times available to do-
nate. Or simply just be a
walk-in when you see the
Big Red Bus. Be sure to
sign up with me in the
Oasis card room the morn-
ing of the donations and to
register for any gifts avail-
Blood pressure screen-
Blood pressure screen-
ing will take place on May 3
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. in
the craft room at the Club-
house. Keep healthy and
watch those important
Bingo is king at Palm Cay
Bingo becomes king
every Monday night. The
Bingo Palace opens at 5
p.m. and the games start at
6:15 p.m. The basic pack-

age of three cards is $6 and
additional games may be
purchased. Refreshments
are available.
Bingo is also in session
on the first and third
Thursday. The cost for the
basic card is $6 with addi-
tional cards for $5. The hall
opens at 5:30 p.m. and the
games start at 6:30 p.m.
Bakers are appreciated.
Memorial Day picnic
tickets go on sale
Palm Cay will observe
Memorial Day on Monday,
May 31, by getting together
to thank all our veterans.
There will be games with
prizes, a memorial pro-
gram, followed by a lunch
catered by "Lee's Fried
Chicken." You will have
your choice of all dark
meat or all white meat for
Tickets may be pur-
chased at the Oasis on
Monday and Tuesday, May
3-4 and 10-11, from 10 a.m.
until noon. Tickets will
also be available at the
Homeowners meeting and
the pancake breakfast. Call
Ada Murawski with any

Carol Beaver lives with
her husband, Jim, in Palm
Cay Submit news items or
an-nouncements to the li-
brary or e-mail her at cg-
beav@peoplepc. com.

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