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peddler’s post Take One


Volume 1, Issue 1 (352)

Distributed Every Thursday 344-2700

October 15, 2006

January 2012

Volume 7, Issue 1

Distributed Monthly




Amish Fireplace/Heater Sales and Service Center



2520 N. Turkey Oak Dr. • Crystal River • FL

Timely Features

• Secrets to a Long & Happy Marriage • Count Down to the Oscars • Setting Goals for the New Year • Tech Tips: Clean Your Computer to Improve Performance

Inside This Issue



To Your Health

• My Pills Are Expired. Now What? • Exploring Natural Remedies • 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s • Daytime Drowsiness


Plus More! ... Turning Trash Into Treasure • Three Kings Day • Wildlife Park Employee Awards

Paul & Jerry’s Self-Storage

When You Need Room For Your Stuff!® NO CREDIT CHECK!

Rent10To Own x 12

• 24 Hour Access • Gate Security • 24 Hr Surveillance

Loft Barn

$225 Down $114.38 Mo.


FREE DELIVERY Burke’s Heat, Air & Appliance



Based on Location MATCHING & CREATIVE RENTALS CUT OUT & BRING IN Expires 1/31/2012


HOLDER LOCATION 7016 N Lecanto Hwy (352) 465-0029

HERNANDO LOCATION 1795 N. Florida Ave (352) 860-2044


Fixing the Old/Building the New Docks • Decks • Seawalls Floating Docks • Boat Lifts

► Pressure Wash Decks • Docks • Homes ► Rip Rap ► Boat/RV Storage 352 Jeff Germeroth


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Hernando, FL 34442

PEDDLER’S POST INFO •OFFICE HOURS• Monday - Friday..................9AM-1PM Saturday & Sunday...............CLOSED •PHONE NUMBERS• Office............................... (352) 344-2700 Fax....................................(352) 344-2703


George Olmstead Coins & Collectibles

3924 S. Florida Avenue • Inverness



Free Private Party Classifieds: 18th of each month Business Classifieds & Display: Varies monthly. Call for date. •DISPLAY ADS• Please call us at (352) 344-2700 for advertising rates or to request a representative visit. •CLASSIFIED ADS• Private Party.............FREE Business..................6 lines/$7.50 (each additional line $.50) Peddler’s Post reserves the right to refuse any ad. Submission: NO MORE PHONE CALLS! Your free classifieds may be submitted four ways: (a) Mail to P.O. Box 667, Hernando, FL 34442 (b) Fax your ad to (352) 344-2703 (c) Email to (d) Submit ad submission form. Please be sure they are legible and include your name and telephone number. Ads will not be published without this information. There is no limit on wording but please be reasonable. Ads may be edited for length if necessary. Limits: Real Estate: Only one property per year advertised for free. Additional properties will be considered investment and charged at the business rate. Aggregate:There are no limits at this time as long as space is available. Items may be rerun for free until they are sold.




Tues-Fri 9-5 • Sat 9-3 Closed Sunday & Monday

352 726.3333

Always Buying US Coins Beating All Written Offers Ad#:000A2AX Date:12/15/11 Day:THU Size:2X4 WeCust:60813 Buy Gold • All Gold Items Salesperson:801 Last Edited By:CHRONICLE;CDECK Pub:INVERNESS PIONEER Broken Jewelry Or Not Any KtTag Line:RON/JENNIFER INVITE Color Info: 000A2AX - Page 1 - Composite

Ron and Jennifer Dillon Invite You To Join Us at Both Locations


727 US Hwy. 41S 419-7914

Dillon’s Irish Pub

108 N. Pine Ave Inverness • 341-0100

next to the Central Motel, Inverness Tues.-Thur. 3-10pm • Fri. 3pm-12am Sat. 1pm-12am Tues.-Sun. 7am-3pm, Closed Mondays

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6027 S. Suncoast Blvd Homosassa

Also Buying Estates


“home away from home”

This cottage sits on beautiful Lake Hernando. Central heat and air, dock, trees, light and bright.


“FISHERMAN’S DELIGHT” Open Waterfront, completely furnished, central heat & air, dock, work shop. Brand new septic & drain field, plus many other upgrades. Reduced to



“WATERFRONT” 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. 1988 Doublewide. Central heat & air, shed, split plan, canal leads to lake.



Airman Jones was assigned to the induction center. There he advised new recruits about their government benefits, especially their GI insurance. Soon after, Captain Smith noticed that Airman Jones had almost a 100% record for insurance sales, which had never happened before. Rather than ask about this, the Captain stood in the back of the room and listened to Jones's sales pitch. Jones explained the basics of the GI Insurance to the new recruits. He told each of them, "If you have GI Insurance and go into battle and are killed, the government has to pay $200,000 to your beneficiaries. If you don't have GI insurance, and you go into battle and get killed, the government only has to pay a maximum of $6000." "Now," he concluded, "which bunch do you think they are going to send into battle first?”

Discharge Your Mortgage Get Debt Free! Own Your Home Free & Clear $ $ UPSIDE DOWN? This Is Not: • A Short Sale • Bankrutcy STRUGGLING WITH HUGE Mortgage Condition: • Loan Modification • Property Value PAYMENTS? • Lost Mediation • Length • Reverse Mortgage • Any Kind of Compromise BEHIND ON PAYMENTS? •• Age Balance

Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before!

Get out of debt and own your home. Done in just a few short months. Legally - Morally - Ethically Honestly Page 4 - Peddler’s Post

• • • •

Payments Current Payments Behind In Foreclosure Upside Down/Can’t Sell

Doesn’t Matter !!!

Call for Details


Order for Valentine’s Day!

Give a Gift From the Heart

Convert 8mm movie film & family home videos to DVD Create a slide show of photos & slides on a CD

ROBIN L. WOODBURY, CPA Certified Public Accountant

114 N. Pine Avenue Inverness, FL

(352) 344-2900

Records & Cassettes to CD’s

Gary Lucas Video Production cell (352) 201-2554 Member AICPA and FICPA

Sharon’s Salon

Repairing YOUR Precious Furniture

Over 20 Years Experience 352-503-7666


Start your punch card of services this month!


cell (727) 455-1566

Ask for John

5 punches on your card will give you your 6th service FREE on one of the following: Haircut•manicure•pedicure waxing•mini facial

352-897-4102 Pick Up & Delivery Possible


5135 E. Stevenson Court • Inverness 3.3 Mi. S. of Applebee’s-left off 581


DAILY SPECIALS Friday Fish Fry All You Can Eat! Open 7am - 7pm Saturday-Thursday 7am - 8 pm Friday The Hernando Plaza 352 Hwy 200 & 41 Junction 344.2911

TIRES • ACCESSORIES • SERVICE Winches Trimmer Racks Trailer Tires All Sizes Bunk Wraps Welding Light Kits



352-628-7639 Cell 352-464-0180

New: Axles Hubs Electric Brake Parts Marine Parts Jacks Fenders Drop Gates


2560 S. Suncoast Blvd • Homosassa (Located 1/8 Mile South of Village Toyota)


352-795-5900 Specialty Gems

600 SE Highway 19 Crystal River, Florida 34429 Serving Citrus County Since 1985 Page 5 - Peddler’s Post

Dudley’s Auction


4000 S. Hwy 41 • Inverness


5 8 12 13 19 20 24 26


Cash for Estates

(352) 637-9588

An old man lived alone in Ireland. He wanted to dig his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him, was in prison for bank robbery. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his predicament. Shortly, he received this reply: "For HEAVEN'S SAKE, Dad, don't dig up that garden. That's where I buried the money!" At 4 A.M. the next morning, a dozen policemen showed up and dug up the entire garden, without finding any money. Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what happened, and asking him what to do next. His son's reply was: "Now plant your potatoes, Dad. It's the best I could do from here."

When You Need Room For Your Stuff!®


Cash or Rent To Own No Credit Check Sizes from 8x12 - 12x32 Free Delivery

Details Auto & Boat Cleaning 5640 S. Suncoast Blvd. Used Sheds Available Homosassa, FL 34446 ANSWER ON PAGE 30 Page 6 - Peddler’s Post

Mon-Fri 10-6 Sat. 12-5

SHEDS NOW The Best Little Shed House In Florida!


Garage w/4” Slab



352-860-0111 352-634-5183


150 OFF




ANY SHED With coupon. Not valid with any other offers. Exp. 1/31/12.


Open Mon - Fri 9:00-5:00 • Saturday 10:00 - 4:00

75 OFF



VALUED AT $2200 and up. With coupon. Not valid with any other offers. Exp. 1/31/12.



• Welding • Trailer Repair • Towing


Open Monday - Friday Saturday by Appt.

Accessories • RV Storage & Transfer • Tires & Wheels Car, Truck, Motorhome & Trailer

6514 W. Homosassa Trail, Homosassa




Now Open for Dinner

All U Can Eat Includes: Tuesday - Friday Side Salad Spaghetti Breadsticks (352) w/Meatballs Exp. 1-31-12 344-1263

Baked Fresh Daily!

The Entire Month of January: Bring This Ad and Get a



Cup of Coffee w/purchase (one per customer, please)

Cupcakes ~ Muffins ~ Special Orders Daily Flavors ~ Hot Coffee ~ Free WiFi


3451 E. Louise Lane Hernando (New 200 Plaza) 859 S. US Hwy 41 • Inverness Page 7 - Peddler’s Post



Come See Our In Stock Specials



3464 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy Hernando, FL 34442



6021 N. Carl G. Rose Hwy.

From the light in Hernando, go north 3.5 miles to building on right (Hwy 200).

10% OFF With This Ad

FOR RENT $477 per month, zoned commercial, office building with over 1/2 acre fenced. Call 352-287-5020

Hernando Veterinary Clinic Welcome to Our New Location!

3451 E. Louise Ln, Suite 128•Hernando Now Offering

Health Certificates • Spay • Neuter Drug Free/Pain Free Laser Therapy Dental Cleanings & General Surgery • Royal Canin RX Diets

Office Hours: 9am-4pm Mon•Tues•Thurs•Fri 9am-12pm Wednesday

(352) 637-0755

Look for our ad on Bay News 9!


Services Administered by State Lic.Veterinarian




•Citrus Pet Resort Homosassa •Inverness Exotic Inverness •Curious Creatures Beverly Hills •The Hay Barn Floral City •Tractor Supply Dunnellon

(352) 637-0368

January 14th 1:30-3:00 PM January 7th Sat. 9:00 - 10:00 AM January 7th 1:30-2:30 PM January 21st 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM January 3rd, January 17th 5:00 PM-6:30 PM

For more info visit AllRabies Cats Must Be In$10.00 Carriers and AllHeartworm Dogs Must Be On LeashesTesting* only $21.00

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(352) 637-1799




NOTARY SERVICE Mon - Fri 9am - 4:30 pm Saturday 9am - 2:00 pm

Navels Grapefruit Tangerines

FAX (352) 637-0136 Owners: Vicki/Randy

Hwy 41 & 200 in Hernando Plaza

“What possible excuse can you give for acquitting this defendant?,” the judge shouted at the jury. “Insanity, Your Honor,” replied the foreman. “All 12 of you?”

“Zack” 39,995


352-726-4009 Brooksville Area

800-841-0592 HOURS Mon - Fri: 9am to 6pm Saturday: 9am to 5pm Sunday: Noon to 5pm

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice


Open 9AM - 5PM Mon. - Sat.

Directions: 1.5 Miles East on Eden Dr from Hwy 41 South of Inverness

Eden Dr.

Bellamy Groves

1.5 Miles

DARE TO COMPARE our factory pricing!

Starting at $ 00

Call For Appointment!

(352) 726-6378 Hwy 41

28 x 40

Best Prices in the State!

To Floral City

“Darn,” the man said to his pal while weighing himself in a drugstore. “I began this diet yesterday, but the scale says I’m heavier today. Here, Norm, hold my jacket...It still says I’m heavier...Here, hold my Twinkies.”

Gift Shipping Available



Starting from $51,495 549 Beacon Score & 7 1/2% Down will make you a home owner


INVERNESS Page 9 - Peddler’s Post


LOCATION 1825 Hwy. 41 Inverness (1/4 mile north of K-Mart Plaza)

Bakery Thrift Outlet

PEPPERIDGE FARM Dist. Lots of Discounts

Raisin Bread • Bagels • English Muffins & Much More! • Bag Stuffing


• Bag Cookies • Sale Breads

3/$6.29 3/$3.29

Some Bags-While Supplies Last-2/$3.00 Upon Availability


Flowers $

Mixed Bouquet


5 OFF By Barbara

$25 Order W/Coupon


7805 S. FL Ave. (Hwy 41) Floral City•FL

344-8539 3826 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy (Times Square Plaza) Inverness

Ring In The New Year With 20% Off!


“Your Every Day”

Hernando Farmers Market Support Our Organic Farm & Path Organization You can see them picking the organic field across the street.



Bring This Ad & Take

20% OFF

the purchase of a complete set of eyeglasses. Offer available January 3 - January 31, 2012. May not be combined with other ads or insurance.

Smith’s Optical Services, LLC 213 S. Apopka Avenue Inverness, FL 34452

• Local Strawberries • Organic Vegetables Picked Daily • Organic Meats • All Natural Seafood • Local Fresh Raw Goat Milk & Cheeses


Mon.-Sat. 9am-6pm

Monday and Friday 9:00 to 4:00 Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 10:00 to 5:00


WEEKLY SPECIAL Picked Daily Organically Grown

Bok Choy Cauliflower Romaine Lettuce Broccoli

1996 N. Florida Ave. (Hwy. 41), Hernando

Need A Unique Gift? A Gift Certificate Is Always Perfect!!

LA WRAPS Wrap Packages for as little as $25 each wrap



Our body wraps are not just for weight/inch loss! They are also proven to rejuvenate & smooth skin, reduce stress, manage pain & detoxify

1049 E. Norvell Bryant Hwy • Hernando

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2 Infrared $ Body Wraps

Must Present Coupon. 1 coupon per person. Not valid with other offers. Expires 1/31/12.

CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS General Interest Announcements Volunteers needed at No Kill Pet Rescue facility in S. Citrus Co for bathing, walking, feeding. Donations of bedding, cages, food, treats, etc needed or if you would love to adopt a rescued pet, call me. Sue 352-212-7890. A I R P O R T TA X I & Courier Airport Service Tampa, Orlando, Local & Central FL. Pickup or delivery. Chris (352) 201-9828 or (305) 9147335.

Business Opportunities FREE WIRELESS SERVICE! Learn How You Can Get It With Our Refer 3 Program! www.

Cars and Trucks Wa n t e d D e a d o r A l i v e . To p D o l lar Paid! $175+ for complete cars. Call Smitty’s Auto (352) 628-9118. Wanted: Someone with surveying background to show me my property lines, already surveyed, 5 boundary lines, will pay $100 for your time if you know what you are doing 352-212-7890.

Wanted to Buy We Buy Toy Trains 1-800-528-1250 or (352) 795-6556. www. WabtedL All Sizes metal or pastic pie and pate. Will pick up 352220-3159. CASH FOR JUNK CARS. Up to $500 & more. No title needed. Free towing. Fast Removal. Call (352) 7716191.

Free Offers

Wanted: 4.3 GM motor or parts 1991-1998 352726-6921 after 5pm.

FREE Removal of stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, washers & dryers, freezers. Working or not. Call to schedule pickup 352344-0640 or 727-4585026.

Wa n t e d : O l d G o l f Clubs. Retired shop teacher/hobbiest will buy old wooden shaft golf clubs & other old golf items. Old golf balls pre 1920, golf books pre 1950, old Ping Putters 352-683-4807.

Wanted to Buy Wanted: Someone to fix an old 1950 Seeburg Jukebox. Call Eddie 516-656-9653. High School Student wants old Chevy, Ford or Plymouth (prior to 1970) to rebuild 352322-0540. WANTED 4 Wheelers, ATVs, 3 Wheelers, ATCs, VW bugs, Golf Carts. Dead or Alive. Daves USA. We Sell Used Parts (352) 6282084.

Wanted: Pool Ladder; Vintage Rattan furniture, couch, chairs, etc; Vintage Travel Trailer, 1940’s or 1050’s, condition not an issue 516656-9653. Wanted to Buy: Appliances in good working condition. Stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, washers & dryers, freezers. We pick up (Citrus, Marion, Hernando Co). One piece or several pieces. Serving the local area for 20+ years. 352-344-0640 or 727458-5026.

W a n t e d : O l d To y Trains, any condition. Top prices paid. Call anytime. Bob 352-4653029. Wanted: 1 Bedroom Apartment, RV, Mobile Home. In college, needed by 1/21/2012. 352-220-3159. Wa n t e d : E n g r a v ing Equipment “New Hermes” or other models. Call Cody 352-7260050. Buying Junk Autos NO Title Required. Top Dollar Paid! Paying $200 and up plus FREE LARGE PIZZA when we buy your car. Call me last for the BEST PRICE!(352) 400-1716. Wanted: Old Marbles any quantity, no cat eyes please. Will pay cash 352-201-5927.

Employment General CLERK-TYPIST P/T. Flexible hrs. Position requires: basic computer skills; good typing skills; ability to work without supervision; attention to details. Send resume to: mipr@ Wanted: Self Motivated Hairstylist w/clients for your own Salon Suite. Call or drop resume by 115 N. Florida Ave., Inverness 352341-2577. Live Rent Free in exchange for work around home. No drugs or alcohol. Background check required. 352-201-2667. Ask for Mike. God Gardener Wanted with own equipment for weekly lawn maintenance. Must be reliable, reasonable and willing to work. Hernando. Call Sharyn 516-656-9653.

CASH FOR JUNK CARS. Up to $500 & more. No title needed. Free towing. Fast Removal. Call (352) 7716191.

Misc. for Sale Antiques & Collectibles Collection of 13 Avon beer steins. Make offer. 352-637-1799 day, 352527-8420 eve. (4) Dale Earnhardt #3 memorabilia mugs from The Franklin Mint; (1) Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #8 coin; (1) 1:24 scale stock car limited edition collectible w/original box & packing; (1) wall mount for mugs or collectibles; (1) #3 tractor trailer; (1) tin. Asking $90 obo for a p items 352-503-7025. WWII Fighting Knife, K a b a r, c l e a n , f r o m Naja, Okinawa. Make Offer.352-489-8951. Japanese Carved Bar 3’ x 2’. Era 1942 $500 352-341-0848. 17 Pc. Tea Set made in Bavaria, Germany, 22 karat Goldaufluge 6 serving set saucers & cups, sugar bowl w/lid, creamer, teapot w/lid; 37 Pc. Waechtersbach Christmas Set made in W. Germany 15 plates, 8 mugs, cake plate, bowl, cookie plate, 3 tier goody tray, sugar bowl w/lid, creamer, Christmas tree hot plate, coffee pot, teapot w/lid, warmer tray 352-5037025. Antique Exercycle 1940-50s, electric, works great, needs paint work $50 352-637-1011. Laptop Dell Latitude D630 Core 2 Duo T7100 1.85 GHz 2 GB 80GB DVD 14. Factory refurbished still in box. Windows XP Pro $250 352-503-6922.

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(2) Pokeman Jr. games and trading cards by Topps: (7) TV Animated Edition, Series Two (23) Premier Edition, Action Flipz, (24) The First Movie. All in pristine condition, never opened. Consider all reasonable offers 352344-4235. Set of Disney collectible glasses. Pinocchio, Aladdin, Lion King, Jungle Book, Snow White, Peter Pan. All still in boxes, never opened. Make an offer 352-3444235. Nintendo Lunch Box with Mario as main character and Monkey and Louiji. Still in protective wrap. Make me an offer 352-344-4235.

Appliances K e n m o r e Wa s h e r, heavy duty; Upright freezer, 10.4 cubic feet 352-637-3437 Inverness. Kenmore Refrigerator, bisque, 15.4 cu. ft. side by side w/ice dispenser & water in door, very good condition $250 352-419-5605. Microwave $10 352212-8012.

Baby Items Baby High Chair, adj. height, reclines & rocks $20; Baby bath $5; Baby swing $25; Girls baby clothes newborn to 18 months, 100 articles $45; Baby playpen $20; Umbrella stroller $5; 352-400-9082.

Baby clothes, girls 3 months to 2 toddler 100 pcs $35 352-746-3785.

Building Materials (3) Full Rolls CATV cable, white/black $25 per roll; 5x5x5 “corner mount” fiberglass tub, good condition, white $100; (4) Aluminum windows, slide type, single pane glass, good condition $20 each or 4 for $70; Kohler Kitchen Sink 70/30 split, cast iron, white, farm style, extra deep 34x22 good condition $100 352-6371011. TO ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS-WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2011! 3/8-T-111 $17.50, 5/8 T-111 $25, 2X4X10 $2, 2X4X14 YP $3, Precast concrete steps, unfinished Oak & Birch cabinets, mobile home doors, windows, tubs. Builders Surplus Brooksville, FL 352-796-1479 New 2 Ext. steel prehung doors RH & LH 36” x 80” $55 each; new 24” interior door w/trim $30 352-322-0540. 10 Pieces 8’x4x6 dimensional lumber, triple pressure treated $10 each or 10 for $90; 18 Trusses for mobile home, 11’8” curved, excellent condition $5 each, all for $80. 352637-1011 Oak Doors with hardware $70 352-5280033.

A woman accompanied her husband when he went for his annual checkup. While the patient was getting dressed, the doctor came out and said to the wife, "I don't like the way he looks." "Neither do I," she said. "But he's handy around the house."

CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS Aluminum 3” Pans, been stored, don’t need, good shape, some posts. Make Offer 352621-0642.

Business Equipment (2) Black Stylist Chairs $40 each 352-3412577.

Clothing Long Black Leather coat $35 352-637-1799 day, 352-527-8420 eve. 2 Pairs men biker blue jeans $6.50 each, size 44/34; Ladies size 16 black Lee jeans $5; Large ladies jean jacket $6.50; Alfred Dunner, size 16 jeans $6.50, (2) Good Sam Rally vests (lg/2x) never used $10 each. 352-476-6734. 3X Women’s Plus size clothing $1.00 each. Beverly Hills 352-6342737.

Electronics & Computers Panasonic Solid State FM/AM Stereo w/radio, 8 track tape player & 2 separate speakers. Also tapes, records & albums inclu8ded $100 takes all 352-860-1432. TV Color 10” with remote, General Electric $15; Magnavox TV 20” color with remote, like new $40 352-382-7656. Brother Electric typewriter $25 352-7463785.

Farm & Ranch Pharoah Quail Chicks $2.00 each. Mature and Laying eggs when 6 weeks old. Prolific layers 352-726-0050.

Furniture Large Black Leather office chair $30 6371799 day, 352-527-8420 eve.

Sea Winds Antiqua bedroom set inc. twin headboards, 2 night stands, chest of drawers(5), dresser w/ matching mirror (6), med. brown stain, wicker w/metal pulls, glass top $956 (orig $1,956) like new 352-419-5862. Dinette Set, marble top w/glass insert and 4 padded chairs $350; 8’ 3 piece wall unit, mirror back, glass shelves and beveled doors $250 or both for $500; glass oval coffee table w/ 2 end tables $75 obo; marble top coffee table with 2 matching end tables $100 obo 352527-9862. Chairs, set of 4, white heavy duty plastic for outdoors $18; Bar stools (2) 24” high black metal finish $18 352-3827656. Ivory Color Sofa with flowers $50 352-4009082. Basset Solid Oak coffee table, octagon, 2 shelves, 37” across on all sides by 16” tall $60. Homosassa 352-2201923. Tall Wooden table w/2 chairs $50 set; (2) black & tan tall chairs $10 each; (2) black cabinets $30 each 352-3412577. Black Leather Chair, nice, large wall hugger, good condition $25 352489-8951. Couch with 6 cushions & 4 extra pillows that match, good condition $80; Big man size chair $50 352-726-2132. Large Rocker Recliner, light brown, cloth, new condition $125 352-3825254. Antique Walnut Drop Leaf table with 4 original cane chairs, 95 years old, very good condition $225 352-341-0299.


Sofa Bed, excellent condition $125; 36” patio chair $10; shower chair $3; (2) Sets full size sheets w/pillow cases, like new; bed spread, matching shams & curtains, peach with swans 352-726-6061. Coffee Table on castors, light wood, 3 glass inserts/bottom shelf $10 352-476-6734. Dinette Set, Chromecraft glass top table w/4 chairs on castors, light colors, like new $150 352-382-7656. Double Bed, new, 1 month old $300; single size mattress, 6 mth. old $60; Queen size Craftmatic bed $200; 2 bar chairs, light wood $30 each; round green patio table $10;oval white patio table $10; 5 patio chairs $4 each; couch table 30x13x48 $25; antique cherry wood server table, 65 years old $75; 5 drawer 3 shelf dresser $70 352212-8012. All Steel fold up bed and mattress, never used $85 352-4898951.

Heating & Cooling Window air conditioner 6,000 BTU $50 352400-9082. Wood Splitting by the hour or job. Also oak firewood for sale, seasoned & split. Only $80 dump truck load. Inverness and surrounding areas 352-637-0126 or 434-825-0462. Franklin Stove, front grate & screen $250 352-726-3182. Portable AC 9.5 $200 352-212-8012.


Hobbies Free Playing Card readings. Cards of 21 past, present, future. All readings are done outdoors, weather permitting. By appointment only. Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat 352-270-8988. Commercial Sewing Machine for heavy work. $1,200 machine for only $299 Inglis 352-2390415. Old Lionel Train Set $150; Lionel train set, all metal, vintage 1947 $190; Old Lionel catalogs $10-$50; Train Bridge 0 & 027 gauge $25; G Scale train set on board $45; Box HO scale trains, track transformers, bildings $30 for all; Lionel train set w/ track & transformer $85 352-465-3029.

SOUTHERN BREEZE Stained Glass Classes and Supplies Custom Designs 6532 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Crystal River (352) 563-5284. Horses (4) Saddles, 6 saddle pads, multiple bridles & halters, saddle bags & much more. Saddles range from $75-$150. Make offer on all 352637-6068. 2 1/2 year Old Thoroughbred filly, very gentle and friendly, up to date on all shots & worming $300 352-6374825. Horse For Lease, Paint gelding, gentle, good trail horse, some exp. required $200/mo includes board 352-3031818.


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Paradise Hill Ranch Horse boarding, lessons, stalls, riding arena, round pen, close to trails, trailering available. Very Reasonable Rates. Horses for sale or lease. (352) 3031818.

Hunting & Fishing Crosman Nightstalker .177 caliber, auto cocking, CO2 w/400 shots per cartridge, modern tactical look, Mohawk sight system $125 Beverly Hills 727-455-6432. Ruger New Model Blackhawk, single 30 cal. action revolver, blue w/rosewood grips, 7” barrel, like new, very clean w/ammo & extra Hoage type rubber grips $400 352-447-4042. Henry 22, Made in USA, with scope, Beverly Hills $265 727-455-6432. Browning Buck Mark Micro 22 LR cal 5.5” bbl. All sights adj., slab sides, molded rubber grips, gold trigger $350 352-726-5306. Everblast Shotgun, airsoft, shoots synthetic pellets, realistic shotgun w/collapsible stock, speed loader, 6mm plastic BBs included $29 Beverly Hills 727455-6432. Gun Safe $75 352-3412577. Taurus PT 22 new auto pistol, 8 shot, 2 3/4” bbl, rosewood grips, brushed nickel finish, tip up barel, 2 mags $260 352-726-5306. Ruger 44 mag, 357 mag, 3 screw flat top single action revolvers. Holsters. Glcok model 22, in .40 cal. 4-15 round mags. Shoulder holster w/2 magazine puches. Waist bankd holster, Glck slide on laser/light sight. Extra barrel conversion in .22 cal w/2 mags, ammo 352-270-2942.

Taurus .44 Special revolver, model 445SS. 2” barrel, 5 shot, polished ss, Hogue mono grip plus original grip with soft case, speed loader & 54 rounds ammo $450 firm 352-586-5199. Taurus 25 Ca. auto 9 shot stainless w/rosewood grips, like new in box w/extra clip, ammo & paper work. $300 352447-4042. Unique 22 Cal. target pisto, as new condition, 9.5” bbl with suppressor, walnut grips, adj. sights, 2 mags in leather zipper case, blue, Model S2. Made in France $275 352-726-5306. Taurus PT 25 Cal. auto 1 mag walnut checkered grips. Good condition blue $225 352-7265306. .300 Win mag short. Savage bolt action rifle w/Bushnell Elite 3200 3x9 scope, rain guard, antifogging, Butler Creek popup caps, sling; .223 mini 14 Ruger ranch rifle. 1000 rds ammo, 30 rd clip; 30/30 Winchester side eject lever action, 3x9 scope, sling. 352-270-2942. WWII Antique MI 1935A handgun with original holster & mags. Browning/Colt design “Baby 1911” 32 ACP long, excellent condition $400 352-637-1011. Ruger Blackhawk 327 Federal Magnum, eight round cylinder. All stainless stell, new condition with original box & papers $475.352-6012240. Wi n c h e s t e r M o d e l 1200, 12 ga, 2 3/4, 28” barrel, some blue wear, some nicks. Shoots good $225 352-3444603. High Powered Air Rifle, RWS Diana 177 caliber, super accurate, excellent condition, lifetime factory warranty. Not a toy. Paid $389, asking $175 obo 352-8602310.

CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS (2) Boxes Pyrodex pellets N.I.B., 1 box 209 primers plus extras $50 352-726-1059.

Jewelry C o s t u m e J e w e l r y, large boxes, all types Must buy all. Wife died, was in jewelry sales. 352-621-0642 after 5pm or leave msg.

Lawn & Garden Toro Lawnmower, self propelled, electric start, cutting bags $59 Beverly Hills 727-455-6432. John Deere Riding mower, needs work $250 352-528-0033. John Deere Sabre riding mower 15.5hp I/C OHV 38” cut, good condition, hydrostatic drive $500 obo; Homelite HD commercial brush trimmer w/blade, runs good $75 obo; Toro String trimmer, straight shaft, runs good $75 obo; (2) Craftsman selfpropelled 4hp 22” cut mowers $65 each, run good, big rear wheels 352-637-1011. Grow Anything! Rich mushroom compost, truck load delivered Inverness & surrounding areas. Only $125 352637-0126 or 434-8250462. DIRT! Good for fill dirt, top soil, price negotiable as to quantity. You pick up.352-344-9752. (4) Yard Lamps, pretty good shape, cast aluminum, $45 each. Ask for Robert 352-7265555. Complete Set of photo-electric low voltage landscape accent lights w/timer control $15 352322-0540. Av o c a d o , M a n g o , Pineapple, Bamboo, Sego Palms, Yesterday today tomorrow bushes $5-$50 352-637-1011.

Southern Breeze 1000+ Different Concrete Items Made On Site Statues - Fountains - Birdbaths, Etc. 6532 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Crystal River 352-563-5284 (behind E-Z Pull Trailers) (2) 4’ Florida Grown peach tress $10 each; large Yucca palm tress $5 each 352-566-7150. Hardy Landscape Plants for Sale. Podacarpus, azaleas, Lorapegalum, Tea Olive with bloom, jasmine, confederate, star & downy. Most 3 gallons $5 and up. Need to move. Other plants. (352) 344-9752.

Medical & Health Hospital Bed, older but good condition, electric with remote, water proof mattress $100 obo. Trade? 352-637-1011. EZip 500 Electric scooter with seat $125 352-400-9082. Jazzy 614 Electric Scooter, works great $500; Rascal 4 wheeled scooter, works great $400; harmer scooter lift, works great $800 352-697-1656. Total Gym, sold new for $849, excellent condition, sacrifice $375 obo 352-322-0540. Wheelchair, not electric, in good shape $75 352-212-7890.

Musical Instruments (2) Pianos & electric organ. All need some work. You move. Cheap. Make offer. Inglis 352239-0415. Marshall Accoustic/ electric amp, model AS50D, good condition $250; 4 Speaker cabinets & 4 Channel mixer, 1st $125 tales all 352-621-3588.

Hoyer Tenor Banjo with resonator, made in Germany circa 1960s,excellent condition $150 352-6213588. Kawai Digital Console piano, 4 years old, extra speakers & bench. Adjustable touch, tones, volume. Also records. Perfect condition and has it all. New $7,000, asking $2,000 obo 352860-2310. Castilla CS 90 Guitar, folk guitar with case, tuner & music books. Excellent condition $50 352-382-7656.

Pets & Supplies Fish Convict Cichlids $1 each 352-400-9082. Large “Neater Feeder” for dogs $35 637-1799 day 352-527-8420 eve. Large Dog Crate 24x36x30 $20 352-2128012. Bow Wow Meow Patti is Here! Nails filed $5.00. Grooming, Boarding, Flea Dip, Pick Up & Delivery. Walk-ins Welcome. Day Care 8am-4pm. M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm (352) 341-4461.

Sports Equipment Golf Cart, 3 wheel, good condition $350 352-4653029. Exercise Bike, stationary $35; Golf bag caddy, aluminum $10 352-4654401. Women’s 12 speed 27” San Tropei bicycle, good condition $50; Women’s 26” Huffy “Beach” stylel bicycle, good condition $40; Women’s 26” Next Lajolla beach style aluminum bicycle, like new $60 352-465-4401. Voit Gravity Ryder 400 GPS full body movement exerciser $25 352382-7656.

Gas Golf Cart, nice diamond plate box, runs good $1,995. 352-7265555 Ask for Robert. Golf Clubs, McGregor Standard size $50 352382-7656. Golf Cart, electric, new motor, sun top w/winter curtains, garage kept $600 352-564-6847. 24” Boy’s Bike, 18 speed, new $55 352212-8012. (2) Full sets of golf irons, plus others $25 each set 352-860-2173.

Tools & Machinery All in One Carpenter Machine, Shopsmith Mark V includes table saw, drill press, molder, sander, lathe, band saw, biscuit cutter, along with Mark V manuals and video. In excellent condition $4,000 invested, sell for $800 352-8732221. Craftsman 6” Joiner, excellent condition $100 352-873-2221. Craftsman 1.5hp router w/carrying case, new condition $60; Craftsman professional router table $45; Sears Craftsman 12” 2 speed 1 1/8hp band saw, 80” blade, 6” deep cut, 45 degree tilt blade w/table $165 obo; 3 ea. 80” band saw blades $4 ea.; Black & Decker scroll saw (BT 4000) $50 obo; Black & Decker electric edger, excellent condition $45 352-322-0540. Ridgid Tool bag, large $5; Craftsman tool bag, large $5 352-400-9082. 1 Set of Fork Lift blades, 4’ $200 352726-0050. Ladder, wood, 8’ $15 352-746-5453. Generator, Homelite 5000 watt 10hp, (2) 110V outlets, (1) 220v outlet, like new $325 813-789-7857 Floral City.

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6” Bench Grinder, 1/2” arbor, Black & Decker $20 352-860-1432. Electric Drill and many bits $10; 16’ Extension ladder $35; 5 gallon 2hp shop vac $5 352212-8012.

Tractors & heavy Equipment Ford 8N Tractor, approx. 1947, changed to 12 volts. Tractor not running. Restore or use for parts $600 firm 352848-0810. 9N Ford Tractor w/ brush hog & back blade, runs good. See it 7 miles N. of Inglis on US 19. Asking $3,100 352-2390415. Bush Hog 12.5hp motor, pull behind ATV or lawn tractor, electric start $450 352-303-1818.

Utility Trailers 20 X 8 Cargo Trailer, heavy duty, 8 lugs $3,500 352-726-5555. 8x20 Heavy Duty Trailer, dual 8000# axles, 9 ply tires, electric brakes, 2.25 ball. You finish (needs deck) $200 in wood needed. Will install. $1,000 as is $1,500 with new deck or trade. 352-637-1011. 2004 Utility/car trailer, 8x12 w/removable drive on ramp, tandem axles $1,200 obo 352-6289622. 2011 Forest River Sunshine 6x12/6 extended height w/side door & rear ramp door, less than 2K miles, only used for 3 months. Asking $1,900 352-628-2204.

EZ Pull Trailers LLC Sales & Service, Custom Building, Welding, Parts, Tires, Trailer Hitches. Hwy 44, Crystal River 352-564-1299.

Miscellaneous Beautiful Oriental Rug size 11’5” x 20’6” (cleaned & stored), ivory, mauve, blues, greens, Kirstan. Paid $1,250, sell $1,000 obo 352-465-4401. Weber Grill, charcoal burning, black, used very little $50; Chandelier, approx. 30 years old, off white wrought iron with yellow porcelain roses, five candle shaped lights $25 352382-7656. Tickets For Sale Tampa Bay Lightning & Baseball Spring Training tickets for Rays, Yankees, Phillie and Red Sox in Clearwater at Brighthouse Field. Call Pete for pricing 727-432-5099. (4) Hand Made Meserau India wool rugs, 9x14, 6x8, 4x6, 2x4, white with blue design, very good condition $2,550 Dunnellon 352239-0415. Dart Board with 2 sets of darts $10; Board Games, Sorry, Monopoly and Citrus County Monopoly $5; Paperback books, 40 total $20; Patio ceiling fan with light, brown $20; Trampoline, like new $10 352-400-9082. Large Tent 10 person $50 352-746-3785. Large Smoker, custom made, rolls on trailer. Smoke Whole Hogs! Up to 100#. Seasoned $900 or trade 352-637-1011. Water Cooler, Sun Rock, $320 new, sell $60 Beverly Hills 727455-6432.


CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS Full Size Fridge converted to dispense keg beer. Draft tap on side. Interior has CO2 cylinder, tapping equipment & returnable keg $125 352-503-6922.

Room Dehumidifier / Energy Star w/auto restart. Large refillable bucket or hose access to dispose. Hardly used $100 firm 352-5636523.

AC R12 Management Center $250 352-5280033.

Pressure Washer 6.75 hp OHV Briggs, horizontal shaft motor $100 352-637-1011.

Cement Blocks never used, 75 cents each 352-746-3785. Genie Garage Door opener $125 352-5280033. EZ Pull Trailers, LLC Sales & Service, Custom Building, Welding, Parts, Tires, Trailer Hitches. Hwy 44, Crystal River 352-564-1299. Burn Barrels $9.00 each (352) 344-9752. Aircraft Cockpit cover (Bruce Custom Covers) for Cessna 182 $200 obo 352-322-0540. RV Parts: Used Progressive Dynamics power converter, model PD712 $100 obo; Used water heater, propane $50 obo; Used Coleman furnace, propane $50 obo; 3 burner stove, propane $50 obo; toilet, 3 way fridge, shower stall $10-50? 352-637-1011. K e n m o r e Va c u u m Cleaner, like new $50 352-860-1432. Hoover Floor mate cleaner $40; wall mount brass swing arm lamp, still in box $25; Deep Therapy penetrating light $275; Electronic Cigarettes, 2 starter kits, 3 chargers, filters, etc $150 352-637-1799 day, 352-527-8420 eve. Very Pretty Blueish / gray swag stained glass lamp $75; 52” White Hunter fan $20 352-6371799 day, 352-527-8420 eve. Record Player, about 100 78 rpm records, plays good $100 obo 352-621-0642 after 5pm leave message.

Bar Neon Sign Killians Red, new condition, very bright & attention getting $110. 352-5036922. AVON. Call 352-503-2411 or visit www.youravon. com/lvilseck. We have items for the whole family. Igloo Industrial 10 gallon water cooler $15 352-746-3785.

Automotive Cars 1953 Olds Super 88, 2 dr sedan, good condition $9,500; 1957 Buick Stock car, needs finished $3,500; 1956 Dodge 2 dr sedan $9,500 352-465-3029.

Cars and Trucks Wa n t e d D e a d o r A l i v e . To p D o l lar Paid! $175+ for complete cars. Call Smitty’s Auto (352) 628-9118. 02 Mercury Marquis LS 4 Dr Sport Model, 80K miles. Nice! $5,600. Frank’s Auto RV Sales, Inverness 352-7262494. 1997 Suzuki Swift at, ac, driven daily. Approx. 35 mpg, good condition $1,800 obo.352-8480810. Buying Junk Autos NO Title Required. Top Dollar Paid! Paying $200 and up plus FREE LARGE PIZZA when we buy your car. Call me last for the BEST PRICE!(352) 400-1716.

2004 Kia Sodona EX, new tires, shocks, like new, excellent condition 51K miles $5,995 obo 352-726-1040.

1968 Ford Dump Truck, inline 6 cylinder, 4 speed, rough body but good truck $750. Ask for Robert 352-726-5555.

1984 Saab 900 turbo 2 door coupe. Lots of power, garage kept, slate blue, ac, sunroof, records, 130K miles. Collectible, must sell $3,100 obo 352-2209490.

1994 Ford 150 XL, white w/blue int., standard shift, double tanks 166,516 miles, runs perfect, only 2 owners. Diligent oil changes & tune ups. Asking $3,000 obo 352-344-4235.

07 Chev. Aveo 4 Dr. Auto, AC, new tires 33K miles $7,100 Frank’s Auto RV Sales, Inverness 352-726-2494.

1995 Ford F250 XLT Ext. Cab, diesel 7.3, 2 x 4 loaded, CD, AC, 231K , nice & clean. Just serviced $5,500 352-637-5143.

CASH FOR JUNK CARS. Up to $500 & more. No title needed. Free towing. Fast Removal. Call (352) 7716191. 91 Camaro small V8 engine, new upholstery, dash, console, carpet. Very nice. Make offer. 352-489-8951. 1997 Mercury Marquis. Looks & runs great, brand new ball joints and brakes $3,400 obo 407-908-1647. 1931 Ford Coupe, restored $12,500 firm; 1970 Ford Maverick 58K miles, restored $8,000 firm. Call 352-726-9276 Floral City.

SUV 1998 Blazer, needs motor $1,000 with wheels, $500 without wheels 352-726-6921 after 5:00pm.

Trucks 04 Nissan Frontier, 1 owner, 55K miles, K-Cab, ground effects, Pwr windows, Pwr locks, tilt, AM/FM/CD. Local owner $7,900. Frank’s Auto RV Sales, Inverness 352-7262494. 1967 GMC Flatbed w/ hoist, (not a pickup) V-6 engine, runs good $1,500 obo 352-6374825.

1988 Ford F250, 4x4, runs good, 5 speed $1,900. Ask for Robert 352-726-5555.

Parts & Accessories Pickup 5th Wheel tailgate $25; Fifth wheel center stabilizer $25 352-476-6734. Modified Stock Car chassis $300; Dodge 360 motor & 727 trans. 54K miles, good condition $450; 1972 Ford Mustang automatic transmission $125; parting out 79 Cadillac Eldorado 352-465-3029 Chevrolet Express Rims, set of two $45 352-400-9082. Modified stock car chassis w/10 bolt rear end housing & extra rear clip $400; Dodge rebuilt short block $250; 400 Turbo transmission, used $250; 1962 Corvair van grill 352465-3029. Larin 1500 lbs motorcycle jack, used once $80 352-344-0727. 1962 Corvair Steering box $75; Toolbox for Dakota pickup $40; (2) Firestone truck tires w/10 lug wheels $60; (6) wheels w/tires, size 750 by 20 $60 for all; (2) 8 lug Chevy wheels & tires 950 x 16.5LT $80 352-465-3029.

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(2) New 15” Steel wheels off S-10 Blazer $20; 8”,12” and 13” trailer tires & wheels, 4 & 5 lug, galvanized & painted; (2) boat & utility trailer axles with tires & wheels $50 each 352465-4401. 1 set Michelin Radial XSE P 235/15 R17 off 2002 Ford Thunderbird, $150 obo for all 4. Call Sharyn 516-656-9653 Hernando. 79 and 91 Auto transmission for Lincoln $100 each; 90 and 94 Auto transmissions for T-Birds $100 each; 5 speed for 93 Chev. pickup $200 352-726-0050. (6) Tubeless Tires, size 215-60-R16. Lots of miles left in them $5.00 each or $25 for all. Call Gabriel 352-503-6732 evenings. Jason White fiberglass short bed topper, top of the line, side & rear windows, like new. Cost $1,200, sell $850 352239-0415 Inglis. Junking Out A Komatsu-SK08 fork lift/front end loader: 2 new tires 10-16-5, good front end bucket, good hydraulic pump & cylinders &hoses. Also 4’ fork lift blades 352-726-0050. Slider Back Window for 1998 Ford F250 (will fit other years) 352-6971656. Aluminum Running Boards for pickup truck $75 352-239-0415. Original Metal Hood for 1965 El Camino $300; bed cover for 1965 El Camino, excellent condition $200 352-3220540.

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1992 Ford 2.3 Motor 82K miles $250; 5 Speed Transmission $250; 1992 Ranger tailgate $50, 1996 Tailgate $75. Call 352-726-9276 Floral City.

Motorcycles & ATVs 1981 Honda 70cc Motorcycle 4,400 miles, needs work $450 firm; 352-726-9276 Floral City. 1985 Honda Magna VF700, 30K miles, mint shape $1,500 518-2813462. Just Scooters We Repair China made scooters, ATV’s, etc. 352-201-7451 Inverness. 1 9 7 1 Tr i u m p h 5 0 $2,500 firm; 1986 Honda Rebel $275 firm; Go Kart Frame minus engine $75 352-726-9276. 2006 Yamaha V-Star 650CC, barely used, less than 6K miles, blue & black paint, windshield, leather saddle bags & cover $3,700 obo. Call James 352279-0610. 2003 Kawasaki ZR7S 750cc, 5300 miles, sport bike, like new, yellow & black, sharp, runs great 352-637-5143. 2010 4 Wheelers: TaoTao 2x4 150cc electric start, auto w/reverse $895; 250cc electric start, 4 speed manual transmission w/reverse $995. Both bought new in Feb 2011. Like new in excellent condition. Call Pete 727-432-5099. ATV 110cc Yamoto, new battery, used very little by 80 yr. olds, no kids, runs good, new battery $550 352-6210642 after 5 or leave msg.

Recreational Vehicles 18’ Prowler Travel Trailer, good condition $2,500 obo 352-2011952.


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TIMELY FEATURES Secrets to a long and happy marriage Some might say a long celebrity marriage is one that endures the duration of the newly betrothed's trip down the aisle. We've seen Britney Spears dissolve a marriage after 55 hours and Kim Kardashian call it quits after 72 days. It seems even money can't buy matrimonial happiness. But some couples have been together for 50, 60 years and say they're still as much in love as they were the day they spoke their "I dos." What do they know that others do not? According to clinical psychologist and relationship guru Dr. Phil McGraw, "We all need to be flexible and to compromise in marriage, but you've got to be true to your core traits and characteristics, what I call your authentic self." Some couples enter a relationship projecting a persona they believe the other person wants -- one that really isn't what they're all about. This could be a woman trying to fill the role of her husband's nurturing mom or a guy playing the protector to his wife. In reality, marriage is more of a partnership, and truth and trust are often at the basis of good marriages. There are many other "secrets" that marriage experts will offer to couples seeking the magic formula. Whether you're pondering marriage or have already tied the knot, consider the following advice to make a marriage endure for the long haul.

Couples who have stayed married for decades often put each other first and share a mutual respect.

• There's no such thing as the perfect marriage. Some couples create an image of what they think marriage is supposed to be, and that image that often goes "poof" once reality sets in. Even soulmates are bound to frustrate or irritate one another from time to time. • Couples should express their frustrations. Bottling up frustrations can eat at a person and eventually destroy a marriage. Talking about the things that are bothering you with your partner opens up a discussion and can help you work through things. • Divorce should not be seen as a viable option. Couples who want to bail on the marriage at every turn could be directing their energy toward divorce as the only solution instead of discovering ways to remove the cause of strife. Divorce can sometimes be the easy way out when you think about the work that goes into keeping a marriage working. Experts say that there are a few issues, like adultery, abuse and drug/alcohol addiction, that may be reasonable catalysts for divorce if personal safety and sanity is being compromised. • Make time for romance. It's easily said but not so easily done. Too often married couples forget what it was like to date when all of their attention was spent on each other instead of the house, kids, work, etc. Today there seems to be even more distractions, from e-mails to texts to pressure and obligations at the office. Happy couples find the time to spend quality time with their spouses -even if that's only 10 minutes of alone time a day. • Put "we" first. Many people operate on a "me" mentality. When you're part of a couple, give more to your spouse than you take. If he or she is doing the same, you're working collectively for the benefit of the marriage instead of yourselves. • Respect each other. Often couples having troubles realize they treat strangers better than they treat each other. Would use the insults or unflattering terms that you sometimes throw at your spouse with a complete stranger? Probably not. Good marriages are based on a foundation of respect and love. It's easy to lose feelings of love if the respect is gone. Couples can realize that there are some thorns that come with the roses of marriage, and staying happy together does take work for it to all be worth it.

Countdown to the Oscars

On Sunday, February 26, 2012, comedian Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards. Each year, motion picture industry experts nominate and cast their votes for the top films, directors, actors, and behindthe-scenes moviemakers. Academy members vote at the end of December to determine the official nominees in contention. This year, nominees will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, with the polls closing on February 21. Watching the Academy Awards and seeing who will take home an Oscar has become an annual tradition in the United States and across the globe for decades. Here's a look back at the last 20 year's worth of movies that earned the Academy Award for "Best Picture."

"The King's Speech" "The Hurt Locker" "Slumdog Millionaire" "No Country for Old Men" "The Departed" "Crash "Million Dollar Baby" "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" "Chicago" "A Beautiful Mind" "Gladiator" "American Beauty" "Shakespeare in Love" "Titanic" "The English Patient" "Braveheart" "Forrest Gump" "Schindler's List" "Unforgiven" "The Silence of the Lambs"

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Did you know? The word "winter" comes from a Proto-Germanic word "wintruz," meaning "time of water." It also may derive from the Old Dutch word, "wintar." The water reference is in reference to the snow and rain that takes place during this time of the year in the middle and high latitudes.

Tech tips: Clean out your computer to improve performance Few computer users have not experienced the rotating hourglass icon or the spinning rainbow ball that signifies that the system is working or bogged down by something. Over time computers can collect bits of information, fragmented files and other data that might wreak havoc on the inner workings that make a computer tick. While some people are tech wizards, much of the general public is not so knowledgeable when it comes to understanding computer language or even moving beyond basic tasks. However, taking the time to run maintenance on the machine or asking an IT professional to assess your computer and make recommendations can improve the function of the computer and reduce stress over the slowing down or freezing of applications. Depending on the platform you use (PC or Mac), there will be certain procedures exclusive to that platform. But in general there are strategies anyone can take to clean out their computers and keep them running optimally. • Free disk space.One of the first steps is to take inventory of what you have saved on the computer and delete extraneous or unused program files and other items. Delete optional factory-installed components that you don't use as well. Check out files that you have personally saved and get rid of old things, especially photos, videos and other data that takes up a lot of space. Temporary Internet files take up a lot of space because the browser caches each

Setting goals for the New Year

Though it's common to ring in the New Year by making resolutions for the year, it's far less popular to set goals for the next 12 months. Resolutions and goals might be similar, but they're not exactly the same. When setting goals, men and women are attempting to develop a plan for the year ahead with the intent of being in a better place in 365 days. Successful resolutions are typically far less encompassing. While resolutions are goal-oriented, men and women often make just one resolution that does not require a plan so much as some dedication. For instance, a goal of being more financially secure will require a plan that must be implemented for it to be a success. A resolution to quit smoking might involve some advice from health professionals, but in general it's up to the individual to simply stop smoking. When setting goals for the next 12 months, consider the following tips. • Brainstorm some ideas. Goals should pertain to all aspects of life, from career goals to personal goals to anything you want to accomplish around the house. Before setting any goals, brainstorm as many ideas as possible for each area of your life.

Computer users whose machines are performing sluggishly might need to take steps, such as updating programs and deleting old files, to ensure their computers are operating at full capacity. page you visit for faster access at another time. Removing these temporary files can make your computer run more quickly. • Update software. Both Mac and PC platforms have routine updates that are recommended for the operating system and the programs installed. Some software errors may be remedied by the updating of applications when indicated. • Use spyware and virus protection.Visiting Write these ideas down, no matter how big or small they might be -- even though you might not decide to pursue each and every goal you come up with. The purpose of this is just to get some ideas flowing and to use those ideas as a foundation. If two or more ideas are similar, such as losing weight and eating healthier, then you can combine those later on and make them one goal to simply be healthier a year from now. • Rank goals by their importance to you. Goals will have varying degrees of importance, and this can help you to rank them by which ones you feel are most important. This doesn't mean you can't accomplish each goal on your list. But prioritizing goals can make it easier to accomplish them. A good approach to take is to accomplish a high-priority goal, then reward yourself by tackling a more lighthearted goal that's less of a priority. For instance, if one of your biggest priorities is to install new siding on the house and you accomplish this goal, then reward yourself by next working on one of your more fun-oriented goals, such as visiting a water park or attending a ballgame. Such a balance and reward system can provide motivation and make for a fun and productive year to boot. • Establish a time frame. When setting

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the Internet opens you up to contamination by any virus or spyware software contained on that site and through downloads you may do. Protection products will locate errant files on the hard drive and notify you for deletion. • Back up files to external sources. Having your full photo and video compilation stored on your computer may be convenient, but what will happen should the hard drive become damaged and data not recoverable? Protecting yourself by keeping backups of important files and information can prove a saving grace should anything happen to the computer down the line. • Inspect start-up items. Certain applications can be designated to launch with start-up, and this can bog down the machine and cause sluggishness. If speed issues are behind the clean-out, consider modifying the number of applications that you have in the start-up menu. • Monitor activity. There may be something that is hogging your processor or using a lot of RAM. By seeing what is being used on the machine and when, you can make adjustments. While not every tip will be applicable to your particular situation, it is important to realize that a computer is a machine and it will need maintenance. Also, as technology advances at light speed, it will be necessary to keep up with the proper updates that will enable the computer to work at full capacity. goals with no time frame in mind, it's easy to procrastinate and downplay the significance of the goals. When setting goals, establish a time frame to increase your chances of being successful. For instance, if you have a goal to save X amount of money over the next 12 months, give yourself monthly savings markers to meet. This can help keep you on schedule and ensure you will achieve your goal come the end of the year. • Give yourself progress reports. As the year goes on, periodically assess your progress. You might realize some goals have become bigger priorities while others are no longer as important, and that's perfectly alright. But once you have passed the planning stage and started to pursue a goal, track your progress and stay the course if it's going well. If not, reconsider your plan and decide if it's best to lay out another course of action. Setting goals for the year ahead is a great way to ensure the next 12 months will be productive and fruitful.




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CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS • CLASSIFIEDS 2008 Toyhauler Funfinder model XT190, mint shape, bought last year as left over, towed with 6 cylinder vehicle, queen size bed, super clean 518-281-3462. 07 Coachman Micro Mini Capri, 135 RE $5,700. Frank’s Auto RV Sales, Inverness 352-726-2494. 2008 Americamp 5th wheel, 39’, 3 large slide outs, king size bed, large 4 door refrig / freezer, microwave / convection oven, gas range. Many extras, all in excellent condition 904-955-1183. Located at NCL, Crystal River. Ready to sell at fantastic price. 2004 28’ 5th Wheel Camper, Springdale 279RL by Keystone, 1 owner, like new, nonsmoker, 1 slide-out, sleeps 6, built in stereo w/CD player, AC, heat, gas range, 2 way fridge, H/W heater, awning, good tires, hitch included $10,750 obo 352-860-0270 or 727744-2498. 20’ Thor Travel Trailer. Clean $3,900 352-7262494. Fran’s Auto RV Sales, Inverness 352726-2494. 1996 Lance Camper. Make offer. Handyman Special, interior great, exterior needs some repair. Everything works, air, gas stove/ oven, water heater, TV, microwave, furnace (gas)/110v/15v Dometic fridge/freezer, 4 Atwood electric jacks, 16’ awning 352-220-3487.

Boats Boats for Sale 17’ Aluminum Boat with 40hp Johnson motor & SS prop, fully equipped with trim & tilt on galvanized trailer, garage kept. $5,000 352-341-0299.

1982 Sportcraft 230 I/), new engine, garage kept & trailered, great fishing or family boat, all electronics & safety pkg. Too many extras to list $43,500 obo 352628-9622. 1999 Yamaha LS 2000 270hp Jet Boat 19.7’, needs some fiberglass work. May trade for 1 top pickup or motorcycle $3,800 352-697-1656. 1 9 ’ - 6 ” B o w R i d e r, Monterey Montura. 135 HP I/O Mercruiser w/trim and tilt. Bimini top. Trailer w/new tires & spare, fish finder & depth gauge $4,900 352-419-5605. 2000 Godfrey Marine Sweetwater pontoon, 20’, Fish-n-Cruise pkg., Johnson 50hp 2 stroke OB w/tilt & trim; TI galv. E-Z load trailer, dual axle w/spare tire & carrier. Boat cover & bridge enclosure, stereo, live well, fish finder, recent tune up. Very good condition $8,500. Inverness 352-419-5862.

SEATOW MEMBERSHIP $169.00 a year 9070 W. Ft. Island Trail, Crystal River, FL (352) 795-2236. Free Towing for Members 24/7Dispatching. Big 24’ Pontoon Boat, rebuilt 110hp Johnson, H.D. galvanized trailer, B.N. tires $5000 obo 352-726-1040.

Boat Accessories 80s 25hp Evinrude needs TLC, runs ,no tiller $250; 6 HP Johnson Sea Horse, excellent condition, well maintained, very reliable $400 or trade; 85-86 17HP Evinrude, good condition, Hydrawings, nice prop & skag. Freshwater motor, runs, may need a little work $500. 352-637-1011.


Cannon Downriggers (2) 30” SS boom, gimbled mounted, dual rod holders, 8# cannon balls w/clips $300 obo 352628-9622. New Stearns boat cover, 16’ to 18.5’ $50; Stainless Steel propeller off 60hp Johnson outboard, excellent $100; New 6 gallon steel fuel tank for Mercury & used 6 gallon steel fuel tank for Evinrude, both $40 352-465-4401. Live Well, 20 gallon aluminum, 22” long, 11” high, 22” wide $50; 20 gallon aluminum boat fuel tank, 21” high, 12” wide, 19” long, with gauge & fitings, 2 years old. Cost $450, sell $185 352-564-6847. 2007 150hp Mercury Outboard, excellent condition. Will demonstrate. Asking $5,000 obo 352-860-2310. Gas Tank, steel, 16” x 12” x 36” long, 16 gallon capacity $30 352-3444603. Minnkota Trassas trolling motor, 553 thrust, transom mount, like new, in box, used approx. 2 hours $300 obo 352-628-9622. Reconditioned Prop, aluminum for 60-70 hp Johnson, 13 x 19 $45;Mercruiser outdrive, complete, off of 4 cyl 120hp Chevy, with transom mount $350; Volvo Inboard Motor, 1985, out of 19’ Bayliner boat, 4 cyl AQ 125, runs good $325 352-3444603. Small Boat Trailer, needs wheel bearing $75 Floral City 352726-9276.

Real Estate

$195,000. Parsley Real Estate, Inc. Gareth Rouillard 352-4225731.

Rentals Nice, Safe Waterfront retirement park in Floral City. Beautiful view of lake. Across from Withlacoochee State Trail. Single & double wide homes from $8,000$30,000. Lot rent $285/ mt. water inc. Moonrise Resort 352-726-2553. (3) SW Mobiles 3/1.5 & 2/2 and 2/1 in Homosassa and Hernando $500/mo. Large Lot in Quiet Location. (352) 628-0913 or (532) 6214974. Mobile Home Rental. Room to rent in an adult community in Homosassa. Call for more info 352-621-3588. HOUSE FOR RENT Inverness. 2/2/1 On quiet cul-de-sac. Close to shopping. Large sunroom. Eat-in kitchen. Very clean. No pets. $600 mo.+ dep. 352-287-2889. RENT SPECIAL: Security Deposit, pro-rated over 3 mo. period in the Inverness Waterfront 55+ park w/5 piers for fishing and enjoyment, clubhouse, onsite shuffleboard, and much more! 1 Bd. home $325 plus. 2 Bd. home $450 includes H20. 2 Bd. 1.5 bth, Park Model $500. Pets considered. Section 8 accepted 352476-4964. 2/2/2, screened pool, LR, FR, DR in quiet area of Broyhill Est. Ref & sec. req. $795 mo. 2222 Carnegie Drive off Eden Dr. across from Lake Henderson 1-860-2083691 or 352-212-4147.

Commercial Property-For Sale Highway Property, well established tavern including liquor license and package license in high traffic count area

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Ozello Keys Waterfront 2bd/2ba Stilt home & large bonus room, open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, pantry/ laundry, hardwood floors, huge screened lanai overlooking water, wrap-around porch, custom pergola, private dock, boat house, central heat & air *Long Term Rental Only 352-563-5527. Mobile Home to share in exchange for help with utilities 352-2017660.

Homes For Sale By Owner Waterfront SS Widow needs to sell on point 2/2/2 two sides on water 150’ to river Inverness SS appl., other bldgs, etc. Appraised $268,800, asking $218,800. Call between -4pm 352-8601401. Waterfront (Hernando, Citrus Co) 2 story cedar home w/pool, helo-port site, 4 acres, metal roof 3/2.5 with two master bedrooms, great kitchen plus. $356,000 Owner Financing 352-2390415. Ozello Keys Waterfront. House on open water, 2 lots, elevator, 2+bd/2ba stilt home, open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, large bonus room/ mother-n-law suite, all new appliances, large pantry/laundry, huge screened lanai overlooking water, hardwood floors, wrap-a-round porch, custom pergola, private dock, boat house, large storage area, central heat & air, www. waterfrontozello. com. Possible owner financing $399,000 352563-5527.


River Front Property at a great price! Roomy 3 B.R./2 Bath older double wide. Needs some TLC, detached garage makes a handy workshop. Over an acre in convenient area makes this a super buy! $65,000. Call Betty Beckwith, Parsley Real Estate, Inc. 352-804-3511. Owner Financing in Hernando 2/1 mobile home with nice addition. Just bring your toothbrush! Corner lot with lots of shade across from lake. CHA $34,000. Owner Financing. Parsley Real Estate, Inc. Call Gary Rouillard 352-4225731. Waterfront Park: Single wide 1 & 2 Bd. starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/month. H20 included. 3 months free rent w/purchase 352476-4964. 2/2 SW with 2 nice, big additions. Central heat & air, carport, 2 bldgs, 1/2 ace fenced with 2 big gates. Nice location near Lake Henderson, Inverness. Asking $37,000 352-341-1569. Waterfront 3/2 Mobile home inground screen pool, home on canal to Floral City Lakes, 1 ac. fenced, many shade trees, 40’ concrete RV pad w/hookup, new 30 yr. roof in 2003, dbl carport & 24x24 detached garage. REDUCED AGAIN TO $112,000! Parsley Real Estate, Inc.. Call Gareth Rouillard 352422-5731.



Hernando Waterfront open lake, fenced property, 3/2 large family room with fireplace, large deck and nice dock $132,000. Parsley Real Estate, Inc. Gareth Rouillard 352-4225731. Reduced: Really Nice 2008 Jacobson 3/2 on 1.25 acre in Hernando. Better than site built, upgraded tile floors in kitchen & baths, ceramic sinks. 1440’ living, stainless steel appliances, large 2 car garage & workshop with electric. Over $135K nvested, asking $77,450. Possible owner financing 352-201-5927 or 352465-1955. 3/2/2 Inverness Home on double lot w/pool, fully renovated $99,900; 2/2 modular home near Withlacoochee Trail $49,900; 1.10 acre vacant lot zoned agriculture mobiles or homes, $8900; 4.68 acres w/ well, septic, and no impact fee $64,900; Waterfront mobile home on canal, Inverness $29,900; Huge 4 bedroom 2 bath doublewide in Withlapopka Island, only $35,000 Inverness Horizon Realty Frank Yuelling 352-212-5222. 2BR 2 Bath Mobile Home 1.25 acres, 2 porches screened, a l l n e w, l a r g e o a k trees, heat & air, quiet $59,500. Some financing available 352-6375143.


Waterfront 2 bedroom 1.5 bath, family room, 2 acres fenced, secluded on canal to river. Repainted, new carpet & tile, attached carport, 2 sheds. Convenient to shopping between Hernando & Ocala. Priced right at $100,000 for quick sale. Parsley Real Estate, Inc. Call Gareth Rouillard 352422-5731. 2 Bd. 1.5 bath home for $2,000, must be approved. 352-476-4964.

Vacant Land Waterfront Lot on Canal, 1 acre, wooded, gorgeous view, canal connects to Withlacoochee River $14,500 352-212-7890. 6712 & 6708 W. Holiday St., Homosassa on a paved road, mobiles or houses ok, 2.5 acres divided into (2) 1.25 acre lots $24,900 each. Sell or trade both, possible owner financing. Call Pete 727-432-5099.

Manufactured Housing Waterfront Park: Single wide 1 & 2 Bd. starting @ $6,900. Lot rent $274/month. H20 included. 3 months free rent w/purchase 352476-4964. Mobile Home in Moonrise Park, Floral City. 1 bedroom, new kitchen plus all appl. New bath, large sunroom with vinyl windows, washer & dryer, asking $8,000. Make offer. 352-4197604 or 852-382-8319.

Nice, Safe Waterfront retirement park in Floral City. Beautiful view of lake. Across from Withlacoochee State Trail. Single & double wide homes from $8,000$30,000. Lot rent $285/ mt. water inc. Moonrise Resort 352-726-2553. Brooksville 55+ community, High Point, well maintained MH, 2 bed, possible 3, 2 full baths, new AC & refrigerator, double oven with countertop stove, new carpeting thru-out. Carport & oversized laundry, large deck overseeing golf driving range. Club house w/pool. Roof over. Close to Expressway and with shopping. Asking $55,000 352503-2437.


CASH FOR JUNK CARS. Up to $500 & more. No title needed. Free towing. Fast Removal. Call (352) 7716191.

Cleaning General Cleaning Commercial/Residential/Offices. Also clean carpet & upholstery. Strip, wax & buff floor tiles. Licensed & Insured. References. Over 20 years experience (352) 621-4974 or (352) 628-0913.

Handyman Christian Handyman, really reasonable rates, indoor/outdoor. No job too small. (352) 7957926.

Paving Automotive Buying Junk Autos NO Title Required. Top Dollar Paid! Paying $200 and up plus FREE LARGE PIZZA when we buy your car. Call me last for the BEST PRICE!(352) 400-1716.

Asphalt Paving, repairs & seal coating. Free estimates. Tar-Max Paving - Viglione, LLC, Licensed/Ins. www. 352-7263093.

Professional Refinish Your Ugly tub or tile to like brand new for a fraction of replacement costs. Refinish your old counter tops too. All colors available, even stone or granite. Super Durable. See our before and after photos at (352) 637-3634. Your home town refinisher. CJs Hauling & Small Local Moves. Furniture, appliances, yard waste, dump runs, estate clean outs (large or small), 16’ drop off available 7 days. 352-341-0848 or 352- 201-1422. Clock Repair in Inverness. Antique, wall, mantle, cuckoo, electric, battery. No grandfather. Free estimates. Call Marvin 352-726-9983.

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Did you know? Yard Sales The history of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation dates all the way back to 1740. Back then, the Paris Academy of Sciences officially recommended mouth-to-mouth resuscitation for Homosassa drowning victims. However, CPR as we know it today involves more than just mouth-tomouth resuscitation. Chest compressions are now an important part of performing CPR, but it was not until 1891 that Dr. Friedrich Maass first Theperformed Best Yardthe Sale in documented chest compression in humans. What's more, the firstCitrus successful of external chest compresCounty!use Howard’s Market, Homosions in human resuscitation did not occur untilFlea 1903. Even then, it was not until more sassa 628-3532. than half a century later that CPR was developed. In(352) 1960, the American Heart Association began a program to acquaint physicians with close-chest cardiac resuscitation. Three years later, after cardiologist Leonard Scherlis started the American Heart Association's CPRCommittee, the association formally endorsed CPR as a means to saving lives. Nowadays, the American HeartAssociation reports that effective bystander CPR, when provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim's chance of survival.

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Beautiful Log Home 4/3 Triplewide on 4 plus acres MOL. Corner lot. Family room w/fireplace off CR 121 in Morriston, FL. Reduced to $149,995. Call 352-726-4009 Need Room? 5/3 Quad on 1 acre MOL w/family room, fireplace, too many options to list. Off California St., Brooksville, FL. Reduced to $149,995. Call (352) 726-4009. Like To Get Away? 3/2 Doublewide on 1/3 acre MOL near a fish camp. Off Turner Camp Rd., Inverness, FL $69,995. Call (352) 726-4009.

Have Horses or Want Them? 4/3 Triplewide w/family room & fireplace. Den off master bedroom would make for great office. On 9+ acres MOL w/horse corals. West side of US 19, Homosassa, FL $269,995. Call (352) 7264009. 4/2 Triplewide on 2 acres MOL. Fireplace in family room, two rear decks, one off kitchen & one off master bedroom, den. Off Homosassa Trail, Homosassa, FL. Reduced to $119,995. Call (352) 726-4009.

Nice Double Lot 3/4 acre MOL with lake view 4/2 doublewide w/ family room, large bedrooms. Off Turner Camp Rd., Inverness, FL $99,995. Call (352) 726-4009.

Beautiful Floral City 3/2 doublewide on 1/4 acre MOL, glamour bath, nice eat-in kitchen, large storage shed. Floral City, off US 41 $69,995. Call (352) 726-4009.

3/2 Doublewide on 1/3 MOL acre. Has glamour bath and walk-in closets. Off Turner Camp Rd., Inverness, FL $64,995 (352) 726-4009.

3/2 Doublewide off of Hwy 50 Brooksville area, close to shopping and schools .5 acre MOL $69,995 Call (352) 7264009.

4/2 on 1 acre off Hwy 44 Lecanto, family room with large bedrooms, 1600 sq. ft. $84,995. Call (352) 726-4009.

4/2 Doublewide on 1+ acres MOL. Fireplace, glamour bath, large walk-in closets all bedrooms. Off US 200 in Hernando, FL $89,995. Call (352) 726-4009.

Quiet Area in Lake Panasoffkee 3/2 doublewide on corner lot 1/4 acre MOL. Nice storage shed, big oak tree. Off CR 429, Lake Panasoffkee. Reduced to $54,995. Call (352) 726-4009. 3/2 Doublewide on 2.5 acres MOL. Large piece of land for the price $89,995. Call (352) 7264009. Heading Out of Town off US 41. Large 32x66 doublewide on 1/3 acre MOL. Tile floors, fireplace, large rooms, Brooksville, FL. Reduced to $99,995. Call (352) 726-4009. 3.2 Acres MOL off of Croft in Inverness 4/2 doublewide with shed, family room, large kitchen. Call for details (352) 726-4009. 4/2 on 2.5 acres MOL Brooksville Area $129,995. Family room, Island Kitchen.Call (352) 726-4009. 2.5 Acres MOL 3/2 doublewide, glamour bath, eat in kitchen, pole barn, off Whitman Rd. $129,995. Call (352) 726-4009.

THREE WILDLIFE PARK EMPLOYEES RECEIVE ANNUAL AWARDS Guest Article by Susan Strawbridge, Park Services Specialist, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Three employees at the Department of Environmental Protection’s Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park received special recognition for their contributions during the park staff's annual holiday party on December 11, 2011. Park Manager Art Yerian presented plaques to Allyssa Taylor, a Park Services Specialist, who received the Walter Elliott Award. Both James Curry, a Park Ranger in Wildlife Care and Olivia Morrison, a Park Attendant in the park’s Maintenance department, were recognized with the Russel Parks Awards. The Walter Elliott Public Service Award was established in 1997 to recognize employees who demonstrate exemplary public service to colleagues, park visitors and the community. In presenting this award to Allyssa Taylor, Yerian said, "Allyssa Taylor has done a tremendous job working with our volunteer program and with our dive program. She represents the park with professionalism and enthusiasm. We are fortunate to have her on our team.” The Russel Parks Award was established in 1990 to recognize employees that are dependable, reliable and who frequently go unrecognized for the work they do. This year there were two recipients of the Russel Parks Award. In announcing the first of this year’s winners, Park Manager Art Yerian had this to say about Park Ranger James Curry, “James is understated in his personality, in a nice way. He never fusses about his work projects, but realizes there is a job to be done and he gets it done. James has become one of the “go to” persons in the Wildlife Care department.” Also receiving the Russel Parks Award this year was Park Attendant Olivia Morrison. In presenting her with her award, Art Yerian noted, “Olivia Morrison is one of the hardest workers here at the Park. Over a year ago, she began work at the Park as a Toll Collector. When the need arose for a hard worker in the Maintenance department, she was the logical choice. Not only does she fill the position, but she seeks out work to do and always has a smile on her face.”

2.5 Acres MOL off Lake Lindsey Rd., Brooksville 4/2 1600 sq. ft., out building in back yard $129,995. Call (352) 726-4009. Quiet Neighborhood in Homosassa 3/2 w/family room, fireplace, glamour bath $99,995. Call (352) 7264009. 4/2 Doublewide in Floral City off 44, near town, on 1/4 acre MOL. Fenced yard, large rear deck $99,995. (352)726-4009. 4/2 Doublewide on 5 acres MOL. Beautiful piece of property off County Line Road, Spring Hill, FL $149,995. Call (352) 726-4009. 2/2 on .09 acres Inverness, near Lake $49,995. Call (352) 726-4009. Nice Retreat near Lake in Inverness 2/2 on manageable lot $49,995. Call (352) 726-4009.

Park Attendant Olivia Morrison (L) receives Russel Parks Award from Park Manager Art Yerian.

Park Ranger James Curry (L) receives Russel Parks Award from Park Manager Art Yerian.

Park Services Specialist Allyssa Taylor (L) receives the Walt Elliott Awards from Park Manager Art Yerian.

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352-897-4102 January 1, 1953 Country singer Hank Williams dies at age 29 en route to a concert in Ohio 2, 1965 University of Alabama quarterback Joe Namath signs with the NY Jets 3, 1977 Apple Computers incorporated 4, 1885 The first appendectomy is performed by Dr. William W. Grant of Davenport, Iowa 5, 1836 Davy Crockett arrives in Texas, just in time for the Alamo 6, 1957 Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show 7, 1926 Comedian George Burns and comedienne Gracie Allen are married in Cleveland, OH 8, 1958 Bobby Fisher wins the US Chess Championship at age 14 9, 1991 Dean Smith of North Carolina is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games 10, 1870 John D Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil 11, 1966 "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV 12, 1966 "Batman" with Adam West and Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV 13, 1930 "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears 14, 1973 The Miami Dolphins become the first NFL team to have a perfect season 15, 1943 Work is completed on the Pentagon 16, 1974 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published 17, 1920 Prohibition goes into effect, making it illegal to sell beer and liquor 18, 1936 Author Rudyard Kipling dies in Burwash, England 19, 1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced 20, 1958 Elvis Presley receives his US Army draft notice 21, 1954 The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine, was launched 22, 1968 The comedy television show Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In premieres 23, 1973 US president Richard Nixon announces the end of US involvement in Vietnam 24, 1902 Denmark sells Virgin Islands to USA 25, 1870 Soda fountain patented by Gustavus Dows 26, 1956 Buddy Holly's 1st formal recording session 27, 1880 Thomas Edison receives a US patent for the electric incandescent light bulb 28, 1915 The US Coast Guard is created by an act of Congress 29, 1936 The first inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, are announced. They include Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth 30, 1933 "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio 31, 1941 Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title


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352.400.5606 Three Kings Day extends the holiday season Just when many people think they're ready to pack away the wrapping paper and ribbon, Three Kings Day arrives and warrants presents anew, especially among Hispanic communities. Three Kings Day, also known as El Dia de los Tres Reyes, arrives on January 6 every year. Although the day commemorates the Christian tradition when the three wise men visited the baby Jesus and thusly can be celebrated by any Christian, Hispanics tend to be one of the larger demographics to celebrate the holiday. Better known as the Epiphany, Latin Americans spend time following certain traditions for the occasion. Children place their shoes out for the night and leave grass for the camels. There's also the tradition of exchanging gifts, much in the way the magi offered gifts to Christ. Retailers are increasingly using Three Kings Day as an opportunity to attract consumers. Some big-name retailers have hired actors in past years to dress as the wise men and pose for pictures. Others displayed cultural products relevant to the holiday. Many of the stores that offered sales for this holiday are concentrated in areas that have high Hispanic populations. Marketing experts are not quite sure if Three Kings sales strategies will extend beyond a regional event. Then again, if stores generate enough revenue for January 6 events, it just may appear on the radar at stores across the country. Hispanics are not the only people who have traditionally celebrated Three Kings Day. Elsewhere in the world the day is known by other names and celebrated in unique ways. For example, the Irish call the Epiphany Little Christmas or Women's Christmas. The women enjoy rest and relaxation after working hard through the Christmas holiday. In France, people eat the gateau de Rois (Kings' Cake) with a trinket or a bean hidden inside. Natives of England embrace the tradition of mumming, which involves acting out seasonal plays and wassailing each Three Kings Day. The Epiphany was known as Twelfth Night and the yule log was kept burning until this day. There are many different celebrations for Three Kings Day and soon it may be as commonplace to celebrate it as celebrating Christmas itself.

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COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD NEW YOrk CLUB OF CITRUS COUNTY Meeting is January 12th at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. January’s Speaker will be Gerry Mulligan, Editor of the Chronicle. Menu: Roast Pork Loin w/gravy OR grilled Tilapia, wild rice, mixed vegetables, rolls, rainbow sherbert & cookies, coffee, tea or soft drink. Cost of luncheon will be $12 per person. All welcome - being from NY is NOT a requirement to join. Contact Dot or Ed at (352) 527-2332 for more information. BEVERLY HILLS HORSEHOE CLUB Meets weekly Mondays 6:30 PM and/or Wednesdays 9AM. Adults and Juniors 10 years & older can join. Handicapped play. Contact Ron Fair 352-746-3924 or email NEW JERSEY AND FRIENDS CLUB Monthly meeting is Monday, January 9th, 1:00 pm, at the VFW Post 4252 on Rt. 200, Hernando. Activities: Lunch at Red’s 1:30 pm on January 11; the show “Hairspray” January 21 at the Show Palace in Hudson; a day trip to Tampa Bay Downs on February 29; Annual Biloxi Trip to Beau Rivage Casino from Jan 29-Feb 1. For info call (532) 527-3568. The club bowls Thursdays at 10:00am at Beverly Hills Bowl. BEVERLY HILLS SR. MEN’S BOWLING LEAGUE Meets on Tuesdays at the Beverly Hills Bowl located on Hwy 491, Lecanto. Call Joe Brooks (352) 270-3100 or Beverly Hills Bowl (352-527-1200. SUMTER SINGLES & COUPLES DANCE Friday, January 6th Dance from 7:30-10:30 with music by Lee Ann Noel Band and Friday, January 20th with music by Donny and Sandy at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 CR 459 (off CR 470). Open to the public, no alcohol, finger foods or soda welcome. Call (352) 424-1688 for info. DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS AUXILIARY UNIT #70 Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2 PM at 1039 N. Paul Dr., Inverness. We need clean fabric donated to quilt lap robes for disabled veterans. For info call Lynn (352) 341-5334 or Linda (352) 560-3867. LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC MILITARY CARD PARTY Annual Military Card Party, January 18th. Doors open at 11:00 am. Lunch served at Noon. Games begin at 1:00pm. For info or reservations call (352) 726-5938 or (352) 637-4515. Funds benefit the Pregnancy Center & helping Hands. $12,00 entrance fee includes lunch buffet, coffee & desserts, and prizes. 550 US Hwy 41 S., Inverness. mission in citrus fundraiser The Mission in Citrus (Hernando) aides the homeless and homeless Veterans. A newspaper and magazine drive is being held at Apache Furniture, 4784, Hwy 200, Hernando with the placment of a Newspaper & Magazine Container. Please call Michelle at (352) 344--0640 to find out how your church or organization can contribute to this cause. GULF TO LAKE CHURCH UPWARD BASKETBALL Resumes with evaluations on January 14, 21 from 8am-5pm at the Crystal River Middle School. Go to www.gulftolake. com (sports ministry) for more details or contact Mike Duncan at 586-4685. Practice starts January 30. ozello chili cook-off & craft show February 18th 9am-4pm. Free admission/free parking. Craft show begins at 9am, 11:00am chili tastings or chili dinner $5.00 for either. For info call 352-634-0563. No dogs please. APACHE SHORES ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE Saturday, January 21, 8am-2pm. Signs will be on Hwy 200 with maps at the club house and 4530 N. Apache Trail. Call Deb 341-5247 for information. NEW AGE THINKERS Meets Saturday, January 14th at 2pm in the Florida room at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park. Guest Speaker will be author of “The Priest and the Medium”, Suzanne Giesemann. She will explain some of the how-to’s of Mediumship and share ways the audience can uncover their own spiritual gifts. New attendees are welcome. For more info call Donna 352-628-3253. CITRUS NEWCOMERS CLUBS January 19th Luncheon will be at the Plantation Golf and Country Club. Featured speaker, Dianne Dorman, former Playboy model and author of “Playboys, Celebrities and Me.” The luncheon is open to all women of Citrus County. Reservations must be made before January 12. Call Carolyn Moss at 352-746-6445 or Sharon Gatz at 352-270-3908. for information. FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP Meets every 4th Saturday 1:30-3:00. For information call Ada at 352-637-3364. INVERNESS LIONS FOUNDATION Will host a dance w/Catfish Johnny’s Hushpuppy band, January 28, 6pm at Dudleys Auction House, 4000 Florida Ave., Inverness. Admission $5.00. Also featuring Floral City Lions famous fish fry outside prior to dance $5.00. COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN OF OUR LADY OF GRACE CHURCH Hosts its annual Tricky Tray Fund Raiser, Saturday, January 21 in the Parish Life Center, 6 Roosevelt Blv., Beverly Hills, FL. Doors open at 10am and drawings begin at 11:30am. For info contact Bernita Becker at 352-344-0235. CRYSTAL OAKS CIVIC ASSOCIATION Military Card Party for the Crystal Oaks Community (Hwy 44 & Crystal Oaks Dr., Lecanto) will be held Thursday, Feb. 9th. Lunch served at 12 noon, card play at 1pm. Ticket donations are $12 each, reservations required. Call Anthea: 249-4415 or Edie: 746-4216. AMERICAN/CANADIAN SNOWBIRDS Annual membership luncheon & election of officers will be held at the B&W Rexall Drug in Inverness 12 noon on January 11. Various activities include Euchre, Bridge, Golf & Shuffle Board. Upcoming events: Feb. 15 Valentine dinner/ dance and March 15 picnic. Annual fee is $5. For more info contact Jerry 352-465-3384 or Tony 352-341-4407.

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TO YOUR HEALTH My pills are expired. Now what?

It happens every day. You have a headache or another ailment and go to the medicine cabinet to find relief. After shaking a few pills out of the bottle, you happen to glance at the expiration date stamped on the side and realize those pain-relief pills have expired. You wonder if you will get sick if you swallow them or if you can get away with it this time. Who isn't trying to stretch a dollar a little further these days? And with prescription drug costs rising and some companies cutting back on health insurance coverage, there are thousands of people who may be between plans and cannot afford to continually restock their medicine cabinets with new drugs. Is it safe to take that antianxiety medication even if its expiration date has come and gone? Will those acid reducers make you even more sick? These are viable questions. For the most part, medical experts say that expired drugs are reasonably safe to take. According to information published in Pharmacology Today, the expiration date stamped on over-the-counter medication is a date at which the drug manufacturer can still guarantee full potency of the drug. The expiration date on your prescription medicine bottle may be the date that the prescription -- not the medicine -- expires, generally a year after the medication was filled. A law was passed in 1979 that required drug manufacturers to issue the expiration date as a means to giving consumers what they paid for, and likely to avoid litigation over drugs that are no longer effective. Medical authorities state that the ma-

jority of expired drugs are safe to take -- even medications that expired years ago. However, their potency may be reduced. Liquid medications, such as oral antibiotics, may lose their potency faster than pills. Tetracycline, a broad-spectrum antibiotic, is one that causes some controversy regarding safety after expiration. So it's best to discard tetracycline pills once they have expired. Others say that nitroglycerine and hydrocodone (Vicodin) may present some dangers after expiration, but this has not been proven in any large-scale study. If you need some more reassurance that those expired pills are fine to take, consider a study conducted by the US Food and Drug

Administration at the request of the US military. The military was considering disposing of and replacing its drug store every few years because of expiration dates, which would have come at a considerable cost. After a lengthy analysis, the FDA determined that 90 percent of the more than 100 drugs they tested -- both prescription and OTC -- were still potent even 15 years after the expiration date. That doesn't mean it is always safe or effective to take an expired pill, especially if you are self-diagnosing a medical condition and subsequently self-medicating. Medications should always be used under the guidance of a doctor who can monitor dosing and progress. Also, medications should never be shared among different members of the family for whom they were not prescribed. Individuals who stockpile medications also run the risk of some other dangers. There's the chance of grabbing the wrong bottle and taking a medication that is not needed, a problem common with the elderly that can result in illness. With narcotic and prescription drug abuse a rising epidemic among young people, having a cabinet full of drugs could prove tempting to adolescents thinking about getting high from drugs readily available in their own homes. The best advice regarding expired drugs is when in doubt, throw them out. But if you've just swallowed some expired ibuprofen and are worried about side effects, chances are there is nothing to worry about.

Exploring natural remedies As prevalent as prescription medications are, all-natural remedies for common illnesses and conditions are still a viable alternative to prescription medications for many people. But are these all-natural options safe? In 2011, Apple founder Steve Jobs lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Reports indicate that Jobs, a devout Buddhist, delayed surgery and other traditional treatments for almost a year while he participated in holistic treatments for the cancer. Some of these included juice fasts, bowel cleansings, acupuncture, herbal supplements, and even a vegan diet. Eventually, Jobs had surgery, but some experts feel he waited too long. Although conventional care is often an effective means to treating illnesses and other conditions, there are many doctors who agree that implementing natural remedies at times can be safe and effective. Furthermore, not all natural remedies are without merit, and some traditional

medicines are actually derived from natural, plant-based ingredients themselves. According to surgeon and author, Dr. Walter C. Thompson, "Herbal medicine is safe because it's natural. After researching the literature, one can truly say that, at the very least, herbal medicine is safer than conventional drugs." Those thinking about incorporating natural remedies into their health regimen can consider the following options. • Nervousness and anxiety: Try lettuce,

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chamomile, valerian, and rose petals. • Pain relief:Use omega-3 fatty acids, green tea, ginger root, and tumeric. • Itchiness: Witch hazel, jewelweed and aloe vera are effective. • Feminine issues: Parsley, basil and goldenseal can alleviate symptoms associated with menstruation. • Antibiotics: Oregano and garlic are purported to have antibiotic qualities and can fend off harmful bacteria. • Infections: Honey has long been used to heal and as an antibacterial and antifungal remedy. Many natural foods are effective in preventing and fighting cancer as well. Although natural remedies can be effective, it's important for pregnant women to avoid any herbs and plant supplements until discussing the risks/benefits with their doctors. Also, some natural remedies can interact with prescription drugs or increase their potency, so it's important to talk to a doctor about any plans.

The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease Few families are fortunate enough to say they have not been impacted by Alzheimer's disease. A progressive, degenerative disease of the brain, Alzheimer's impairs thinking and memory, accounting for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases according to the Alzheimer's Association. Though many people's experiences with Alzheimer's disease involves an elderly relative, the disease is not exclusive to the elderly. Up to 5 percent of people with the disease have early-onset Alzheimer's, which most often appears when someone is in their 40s and 50s. In 2011, 59-year-old Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and a beloved figure on the campus of the University of Tennessee, revealed that she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. That announcement opened the eyes of men and women across the country, who might otherwise never have known that dementia could strike so early or to someone who seemed as healthy as Summitt, who vowed to continue coaching despite the diagnosis. Because it can strike men and women even if they aren't elderly, it's important to know these 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's, courtesy of the Alzheimer's Association and the Alzheimer Society of Canada. 1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life. Memory loss is one of the most common signs of Alzheimer's. This is especially so if men and women forget things that happened very recently, which can negatively impact their daily lives. Additional signs include forgetting important dates and events; asking for the same information over and over again; or relying on memory aides such as reminder notes or even family members for things individuals could once remember on their own. 2. Difficulty planning. Some people might start to exhibit difficulty following a plan or working with numbers, be it following a recipe or paying the monthly bills. Concentration is often difficult for those exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer's. 3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks. Daily tasks such as driving to work or remembering the rules of a familiar game will prove difficult for people with Alzheimer's. 4. Disorientation with regards to time and/or place. Nearly everyone has had momentary lapses where they forget what time it is or what day it is. But such lapses are not momentary for people with Alzheimer's, who might even get lost on their own street and not remember how to get home. 5. Trouble understanding images and spatial relationships. Some people with Alzheimer's have difficulty reading, judging distance or determining color or contrast. For example, a person with Alzheimer's might walk past a mirror and not realize he or she is the person in the mirror.

Daytime drowsiness Do you find yourself reaching for a can of soda or a cup of coffee during the day to banish fatigue? Many do. But you may want to grab a bottle of water instead. Research indicates that lack of water is the No. 1 trigger of daytime fatigue. Therefore, not only can drinking adequate supplies of water keep you refreshed, it can also help to keep you more awake - even during a boring business meeting.

Fearfulness or feelings of anxiety are changes in mood and personality that could indicate Alzheimer’s disease. 6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. People with Alzheimer's might experience trouble holding or joining a conversation. An example is stopping in the middle of a conversation and having no idea how to continue. They might also struggle with vocabulary, often having trouble finding the right word to express what they're thinking. 7. Misplacing things. People with Alzheimer's might put things in unusual places and then experience difficulty retracing their steps to find those items. This tends to occur more frequently over time, and they often accuse others of stealing items they simply can't find. 8. Decreased or poor judgement. Poor judgement, such as not visiting the doctor or mishandling finances, is another warning sign for Alzheimer's. These poor decisions can extend to personal grooming, which men and women with Alzheimer's might neglect. 9. Withdrawal from society. Men and women with Alzheimer's might start to withdraw from society, removing themselves from social activities, projects at work or hobbies. Avid sports fans might no longer be able to follow their favorite team, while social butterflies might grow reclusive. 10. Changes in mood and personality. People with Alzheimer's might experience mood swings for no apparent reason and can become anxious, confused, depressed, fearful, or suspicious. Acting out of character might also be indicative of Alzheimer's. More information about Alzheimer's disease is available at www. and

Did You Know? The body needs vitamin D to help absorb calcium, which is responsible for keeping bones, muscles and even the heart healthy and strong. Without enough vitamin D, men and women are at a heightened risk for osteoporosis, a bone condition in which bones become brittle and fragile due to tissue loss. Vitamin D is also beneficial for those who love to exercise. Muscles that don't get enough calcium will cramp, hurt or feel weak, possibly leading to chronic muscle aches pains. If the body is getting enough vitamin D, muscles are less likely to cramp or ache. While it's possible to include vitamin D in a daily diet, it's also difficult because there are not many foods rich in vitamin D. However, men and women can take a multivitamin or even a vitamin D pill to ensure they get their daily recommended amount of vitamin D.

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