Today's News

  • Vendors, displays wanted for all-veterans reunion

    The Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion needs vendors of all kinds, and sponsors, for the weekend of Oct. 7 to Oct. 9. Food, crafts, merchandise, etc. Sites start at $175 for a 10-by10-foot space, including a refundable $50 cleanup fee. Larger sites available. Deadline is Aug. 31.

  • Upcoming religious events week of 8-26-2011

    Christ’s Church of Marion County
    Friday, Aug. 26:  Forever Young Ministry " Hollywood" party.  Come dressed as your favorite Hollywood personality and walk the Red Carpet.  Food, prizes, fun!  6 p.m.
    Saturday, Aug. 27: Men's Prayer Group, 9 a.m.
    Sunday, Aug. 28: Sunday School, 10 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m.,  'What the Bible Has to Say About Feminism'.
     Wednesday, Aug. 31: Bible Study, "Healing is a Choice", 7 p.m.

  • Upcoming events week of 8-26-2011

    Saturday, Aug. 27

    Back to School Bash

    Ocala West United Methodist Church will host a Back to School Bash for Kids, Saturday, Aug. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m., for children 4 years to 5th grade. Magician at 3, clowns at 4, food at 5. Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, call 352-854-9550.

    Used book sale

  • September AARP driving classes

    AARP Driver Safety Classes are scheduled for several different locations in Marion County during the month of September. They include:
    Sept. 2 and 6, 10 a.m., Ocala Nissan, 2200 S.W. College Road, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656.
    Sept. 5 and 6, 10 a.m., Highlands Baptist Church, 3530 S.E. Fort King St., reservations Harold Girard, 352-304-6018.
    Sept. 7 and 9, 9 a.m., SummerGlen Community Center, reservations Linda Holt, 352-489-0656.
    Sept. 8 and 9, 8 a.m., On Top of the World, Circle Square Commons #4, reservations Ed Hobbs, 352-237-6065.

  • 9/11 memorial events planned

    The following is a list of public events being held to remember 9/11. It will be updated if necessary.

    Tuesday, Sept. 6

    Chamber group presents
    program at Cultural Center
    “A Decade Of Remembrance — Honoring 9/11 — Today and Always” will take place Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at On Top of the World’s Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala.

  • WMBA mixer planned at Neighborhood Storage

    The West Marion Business Association will hold a Business after Hours on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Neighborhood Storage, 6741 W. State Road 40.

  • From OTOW to Iceland

    By Rog Patterson
    Special to the Citizen

    How is the immediate past president of Friendship Kiwanis club in Ocala, Florida, connected with tidying up a little chapel just off the runways of a former NATO Naval Air Station in Iceland?

  • McClain says he'll run in 2012

    County Commissioner Stan McClain, District 3, announced that he will seek re-election in 2012.

  • Share your memories of the 9/11 attack

    What do you remember about Sept. 11, 2001? What were you doing when you heard the news? What was your reaction, your feelings as the events of the day unfolded? How did the events of that date change your life?
    The South Marion Citizen would like to hear from you by Sept. 1. Please keep your responses to about 500 words. The preferred method is by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.com. We’ll publish the responses in our Sept. 9 edition.
    Almost everyone has vivid memories of that day. Please share your memories with us.


  • Storm likely to stay offshore

    Forecaster say Hurricane Irene is likely to stay offshore off the East Coast of Florida as it heads northward toward the Carolinas and the Northeast.