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Publication Date: April 28, 2010
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Palm golfers

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Annual concerts


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INDEX
Opinion ...............6
Pretenders ..........8
Fairfield ..............9


VOLUME 4, NUMBER 6
WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2010


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SERVING THE COMMUNITIES & BUSINESSES BETWEEN SR 200 AND US 27




Influx of animals increases need


Marion County Animal Serv-
ices responded to the 1-75 Super
Flea Market earlier this month
after receiving a report from flea
market staff that Ignacio
Dulzaides had left animals at a
booth he rented there.
Animal Services staff retrieved
a python-type snake, a yellow rat
snake and a leopard gecko,


bringing the total of live animals
removed from Dulzaides' cus-
tody to 378.
Animal Services staff is caring
for the nearly 400 animals and is
planning on presenting potential
charges of animal cruelty/neglect
to the State Attorney's office next
week.
In the meantime, Animal Serv-


ices staff has received many calls
and e-mails from the public in-
quiring about volunteering and
donations to help with the influx
of animals. "We are grateful for
the outpouring of support from
the community," said Animal
Services Director Jill Lancon.
"The public has been so gener-
ous." If residents are still inter-


ested in donating, below are the
most needed items for the ani-
mals' care:
Bird cages with wheels, pres-
sure washer, bird toys of all sizes,
turtle food, heat lamp, rabbit
food, stainless steel bird bowls
that screw on a cage, live crick-
ets, perches for cages, that screw
on the cage, coastal hay, ham-


mocks and pouches for sugar
gliders, bird food for all breeds of
birds, Timothy alfalfa, bird food
for all breeds of birds, hammocks
and pouches for sugar gliders,
Lori bird food and. cattle wormer
Animal Services currently has

Please see NEED, Page 4


First grades in Marion County had their"second touch" experience with the Black Stallion Literacy pro-
gram last week at the Marion County Livestock Pavilion. Saddlewood Elementary first grader Austin
Rigsby reads to Little Joe Kinnley and his horse, Pretty Boy.


Saddling




up to read

Michel Northsea
EDITOR
Horses are part of life for many Marion County
residents and also for first graders in the Marion
County school system.
In the fall, first graders had their "first touch"
with horses when mounted units of the Marion
County Sheriff's Office visited each elementary
school. During the visit, first graders petted the
horse and were given their own hardback copy of
Walter Farley's Little Black, A Pony
The book was given out to each of the county's

Please see READ, Page 2


Carola Puig reads to volunteer John Piffer during the
first graders"second touch"experience provided by
the Black Stallion Literacy Program.


Many activities


planned for


Arbor Day fest


Enjoy a wide range of
family oriented activities
at the City of Ocala's Arbor
Day Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Saturday, May 1 at Tuscaw-
illa Park.
Activities will include
live bluegrass music, story-
telling, juggling acts, tree
climbing, tree planting and
care demonstrations, a tree
walk, tree giveaways (while
they last), nature crafts, na-
ture craft vendors, clowns,
face painting, picnic con-
cessions and a children's
Arbor Day poster display.
The free event offers sev-
eral "make and take" craft
activities for children, in-
cluding pine cone bird
feeders, leaf etchings, trail
mix, and a special activity
area sponsored by Lowe's
where children can make
small wooden craft proj-
ects.
There will be an "Eat
with a Tree" picnic area to
enjoy lunch in a shaded
area. Vendors will have
food items for sale, but pic-


nic baskets are welcome.
Winners of the 2010
Arbor Day poster and col-
oring contests will be an-
nounced during the event.
Arbor Day is a nationally
celebrated observance that
encourages tree planting
and tree care.
It was initiated byJ. Ster-
ling Morton in Nebraska in
1872.
For additional informa-
tion, call 629-CITY


The West Marion Mes-
senger seeks three commu-
nity-minded people to join
the paper's editorial board.
The editorial board will
develop editorials for pub-
lication in future issues of
the news paper based on
local concerns.
"The community colum-
nists we have representing
our communities do a fine
job of letting our readers
know what is going on in
their particular commu-
nity. Yet we need to do
more," said Michel North-
sea, West Marion Messen-
ger editor. "Developing an
editorial board makes


sense."
The editorial board
would meet monthly to dis-
cuss local issues, upcoming
events, community proj-
ects, etc. then determine
what issues should be con-
sidered for editorial com-
ment.
The board would then
work together to rank the
importance of each issue
and work on creating edi-
torials as a group. The edi-
tor will compile the
comments/discussion
points and produce con-

Please see BOARD, Page 4


Paper seeks editorial

board volunteers






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3,100 first graders as part of
the Black Stallion Literacy
Foundation.
Last week, first graders
from across the county had
a "second touch" visit with
horses and received a copy
of "Little Black Goes to the
Circle."
Besides getting their sec-
ond book, students rotated
between different stations
S to learn about caring for
horses. They learned about
feed, different brushes and
combs used to groom a
horses and tack. At each
station, youngsters had the
opportunity to read to a
horse.
John Piffer, was one of
the volunteers talking with
Sthe first graders.
He has volunteered for
Riders 0 the last five years because
"the program is well worth
the time," he said. Over the
years, several teachers
have told him the program
sparks an interest in the
child for reading.
The literacy program
was co-founded in 1999 by
two childhood friends -
the son of the late Water
Farley, Tim, and Mark
Miller, owner of the Ara-
bian Nights Dinner Attrac-
tion in Kissimmee. Now
the program is available in
14 different states.
The goal of the program
is to inspire children to
read and discover the joy
of reading, said Glenda
Laveck, state director of
the program.


Illustrator of the Walter Farley's books, Agnes Draper
shows first graders from Saddlewood Elementary her
book of illustrations.


The foundation provides
not only the books for each
student in partnership
locally with the Marion
County Education Founda-
tion, Florida Thorough-
bred Breeders' and
Owners' Association and
the Junior League but
also curriculum for the
teachers.
The curriculum includes
not only reading but math,
science geography and
aligns with state standards
and FCAT requirement as
applicable, Laveck said.
Recently, a summer
camp program was devel-
oped to encourage reading
even more. Laveck expects
the summer camp to debut
in Marion County in 2011.
As Idiana Stout gathered
her first graders for the
trip back to Saddlewood


Elementary School a few
of her students lingered
behind to pet a horse
again.
"This is a great pro-
gram," Stout said.
Other teachers agree.
"It puts real life to the
story they have all read.
The visual brings it home
for them. Seeing Big Red
and Little Black is most im-
portant to them," said.
Mary Robinson, a Dunnel-
lon Elementary School
teacher.
As Donavan Butler, a
first grader at Hammett
Bowen, petted the small
black pony standing next to
a big red horse, he asked
the name of the horses.
Hearing the answers, he
said, "Hey, just like in the
book" as he ran off to catch
up with friends.


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Annual symphony concert


scheduled for Mother's Day


Fine Arts for Ocala
will hold the 17th an-
nual Symphony Under
the Stars on Mother's
Day, Sunday, May 9 at
the Ocala Golf Club (for-
merly Ocala Municipal
Golf Course).
The Ocala Symphony
Orchestra will be per-
forming a musical pro-
gram featuring music by
The Beatles!
Symphony Under the
Stars is a perfect way to
spend Mother's Day.
The evening is family


BOARD

continued from Page 1

tent on the subject matter.
"The concept is to pro-
vide a more diverse voice
for the paper as a whole
and that diversity would
be reflected in our edito-
rial page," Northsea said.
It is important people
serving on the editorial
board have interest in
local issues but not per-
sonal investments, she
said.


The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be per-
forming a musical program featuring music
by The Beatles!


oriented and picnic bas-
kets are encouraged.
Families spread pic-
nic blankets or set out
folding lawn chairs, chil-
dren run and play, it is
an evening of music
under the stars that cul-
minates with a spectac-
ular fireworks display
(weather permitting).
The fun begins when


In April, the newspaper
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started its fourth year
serving the communities
along U.S. 27 and State
Road 40 from Southwest
80th Avenue to just west of
1-75.
To volunteer your serv-
ice on the editorial board,
contact Northsea at 854-
3986 or email her at edi-
tor@westmarionmesseng
ercom.


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There will be vendors
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Adirondack chairs may
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Twelve contestants from
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The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering
news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek,
Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Foxwood Farms
and Golden Hills.
Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla.,
34477.
Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and
the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the
paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.
CONTACT INFORMATION
(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277
8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481
*Editor- Michel Northsea
Circulation Barbara Jaggers
Inside Sales/Office Coordinator- Pauline Moore
*Advertising Sales-Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile
*General Manager-Tricia Marks
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Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for 5 pm Thursday
clarity, taste, and style.


Marion County Animal
Services Animal Care Tech-
nician Jaime Barnett holds
a Boston Terrier removed
from the home of Ignacio
Dulzaides last week.

NEED

continued from Page 1

emergency custody of the
menagerie of animals. Prior
to adopting or fostering them,
though, the department must
first obtain permanent cus-
tody of them through the
court system. If Animal Serv-
ices wins custody, staff will
then assess the animals for
adoption.
Marion County Animal
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gency custody of all but three
of the 378 animals, April 15
and 16, after responding to a
complaint about a Reddick-
area property (4632 N.W
100th St.). Animal Services
found more than 340 animals
already dead on the property.
Awide assortment of animals
resided at the property, in-
cluding dogs, cats, birds,
cows, horses, sheep, smaller
pets and reptiles. Depart-
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, Fairfield


Fairfield Village


Clubhouse: a hub of activities


On any given day, any
number of things
will be going on at
Fairfield Village's Club-
house which is seen as the
center of all kinds of activ-
ities many even at the
same time. The pleasant
d6cor and arrangement of
areas is conducive to the
facility's use for large or
small groups. Thursday,
April 22, was a typical day
of different types of things
going on and people mak-
ing use of the very inviting
Clubhouse.
Almost any time during
the day, there will be activ-
ity in the exercise room
where residents can make
use of the many different
exercise machines avail-
able while enjoying their
favorite programs on tele-
vision and all in air-condi-
tioned comfort. Between 9
and 10 a.m. Fairfield Vil-
lage lady residents were
exercising and watching a
favorite program on televi-
sion "Who Wants to be a
Millionaire?" A gentleman
who stayed out of camera
range remarked that he


was no match for them
when it came to exercise
techniques. His motto is
"Don't mess with the formi-
dable opponents." Both the
ladies laughed good-na-
turedly and assured him
and me that the exercise
has such good health bene-
fits that they use the facili-
ties on a regular basis and
stay in excellent shape as a
result.
Between 10:30 a.m. and
noon, the Ocala Sunshine
Girls red hat group was
hosting a special meeting
with a birthday celebration
for one of their members,
Sarah Boyd, who had at-
tained full "red hat" status
on her fiftieth birthday
Sarah has been a part of
the group for the past two
years as a "pink hatter"
and was thrilled to put on
the symbolic "red hat."
Sarah had come just for
the occasion all the way
from Macon, Ga., where
she has recently moved.
She told me that she plans
to continue her member-
ship with the group be-
cause her friends are such
an important part of her
life.
The Queen Mum, Bonnie
Sharp, gave me a little
background on the group.
She said that the group
was formed over six years
ago by a mother-daughter
duo (Virginia and Vic-toria)
who shortly thereafter
moved to Arizona where
they started at least two
other groups. More than
four years ago, Bonnie
Sharp, who had been a


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group, was selected to be
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has loved having that
honor during all this time.
Bonnie says that even
though the group is small,
they have a wonderful time
together. She insists that,
as the Queen Mum, she is
just a representative of the
group and decisions are
made by all of the mem-
bers. As with other Red
Hat groups, Bonnie says
that there are no restric-
tive rules for group activity
That is one of the main
"draws" for such a group.
This particular group is
not made up of Fairfield
Village residents exclu-
sively, but the majority of
the members are "Vil-
lagers."
The special occasion for
this day was the ceremony
of progression from a "pink
hat-ter" to a "red hatter" by
Sarah Boyd. In a fun cere-
mony, the group "retired"
Sarah's pink hat (symbol of
those under the age of 50)
and moved her to her new
"red hat" status. She was
thrilled and all the ladies
present commented on
how much Sarah has
meant to the entire group
over the past two years as a
"pink hatter" They are all
sure that she will be
equally significant as a
"red hatter"
In the early evening at 6
p.m., a special program
was introduced by Social
Activities Chair Becky
Kelsch. Bruce Hancock,
who described himself as a


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"diabetic coach" pre-
sented a very informative
program. Hancock who is
based in The Villages says
that his goal is to help
those with diabetes to live
full and healthy lives and,
when necessary, to coach
those who need his help to
reverse complications
from their condition. He
provides medical supplies
and equipment "free of
charge" in conjunction
with Medicare and insur-


ance companies. He told
those present that every-
thing needed to control di-
abetes is avail-able for
them. He showed a new
meter that will average
blood sugar readings from
differ-ent times of day and
can be hooked up to a doc-
tor's computer so that
these results are available
to the physician when the
patient has regular office
visits. This type of informa-
tion can be invaluable in


the proper treatment of the
individual.
Hancock stressed the
high protein low fat
breakfast as a key part of
the health pro-gram. He
emphasized that fruit
should always be eaten
first at breakfast so that the
body can absorb the an-
tioxidants properly He
urged those present to

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Ocala Sunshine Girls Red Hat Group celebrate Sarah Boyd's birthday and new RED hat
status (left to right) Barbara Nussbaum; Karen Cruz, Robin Caple; Norma Powers; Bon-
nie Sharp,and Ruth Galit. Seated center Sarah Boyd (not pictured are Edith Maxwell
and Betty Nelson).


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Once the final numbers are in for
the 2010 Census, Florida will
have more politicians.
Realistically, the population gains
will give us one more representative,
bringing the number to 27 in Congress.
The numbers in Tallahassee will
change too.
Along with the census comes a re-
districting of the state new boundary
lines are drawn throughout Florida to
make the other district or districts de-
pending on the new population fig-
ures.
Historically those boundaries lines
are zig-zagged throughout the state to
favor party lines.
In preparation for the new redraw-
ing those district lines, an amendment
was written to go on the 2010 ballot
that offers legislators direction on how
to draw those lines. If passed, gerry-
mandering of a district is stopped.
The amend-
ment, Numbers5 5I
for state legisla- Editorial
tors and 6 for con-
gress, says,
"Legislative districts or districting
plans may not be drawn to favor or dis-
favor an incumbent or political party.
Districts shall not be drawn to deny
racial or language minorities the
equal opportunity to participate in the
political process and elect represen-
tatives of their choice. Districts must
be contiguous. Unless otherwise re-
quired, districts must be compact, as
equal in population as feasible, and
where feasible must make use of ex-
isting city, county and geographical
boundaries."
The citizen driven amendment is
asking for reasonableness.
Now there is a bill being discussed
in Tallahassee, SJR 2288 and HJR
7231, which would undermine what
the 686,000 voters that signed the peti-
tion are requesting. The legislator-dri-
ven bill, which would also go on the
ballot, would water down if not neu-
tralize what the voters got from the
other two amendments.
It seems as though our legislators
want to protect their own seats with
this proposals. Didn't we elect them to
serve us?
The citizen driven initiative takes
away some of the partisanship that
keeps legislators asking themselves -
what's good for the people of Florida?
What's best for the people of Florida
should always be foremost in the
minds of our leaders. If those in
elected positions are making their
own rules, that principle goes out the
door and voters stand to lose.

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GENERAL MANAGER:
TRICIA MARKS
EDITOR:
MICHEL NORTHSEA


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ome things are not as they ap-
pear. We have all learned that les-
son probably a dozen times or
two.
We're seeing more and more interest
in eating healthier. For many people,
eating healthy means eating more veg-
etables. And we're not just talking any
vegetables but vegetables grown local
at nearby farms not shipped in from
Mexico or Argentina.
In some areas, co-op programs be-
tween farmers and those wishing to
obtain fresh fruit and veggies exists.
An upfront fee helps the farmer with
some seed money- excuse the pun- to
start up. The weekly fee gets the con-
tributor a wide variety of veggies, fruit
- some can even be exotic and unusual.
A local small farmer has lots to over-
come before he or she makes the first
buck. Cost of seed, fertilizers, lack of
rain or too much rain, broken equip-
ment makes farming a challenge. Chal-
lenges that may mean the farmer


needs to charge more for a pound of
tomatoes.
But buying from the farmer, through
a farmers' market, means you really
know where your vegetable came
from. There is no relying on a sticker
to tell you the vegetable's origin when
you know the grower. Interestingly,
items in a supermarket are shipped an
average of 1,500 miles before being
sold.
And here's a sad fact, only 18 cents of
every dollar, when buying at a large su-
permarket, goes to the grower.
With all the competition out there,
try and support growers who provide
you with fresh locally grown items.
But, the local farmer isn't the only
one facing stiff competition.
Fishermen have some of the same
problems facing the farmer.
They too have seen in influx of im-
ported seafood flooding the markets.
According to the National Marine
Fisheries Service, foreign countries
claim the vast majority, 88 percent, of
the market in the United States.
Florida's shrimp industry supports
4,400 jobs and contributes more than
$185 million to the state's economy.
Think of that when you are in the
mood for some shrimp and then buy as
close to the source as you can.
Taking the time and paying a few
cents more to support local food
sources is a wise investment. Eating
tastier food today keeps the local econ-
omy chugging along and that's getting a
big bang for your buck


Your Letters


Health bill
a royal scam
Dig Dig. Shovel. Shovel. Whew! Up to my
knees in new taxes, and I am only through
the first 500 hundred pages of the Health-
SCAM bill. Two thousand pages to go. Will I
still be able to breathe when I have finished,
or, will I be totally buried in taxes? If I am
buried, I will no longer have a need for
HealthSCAM. What is the point of it all?
That is the point. Get rid of as many bodies,
as fast as you can. Bodies get sick, need care,
and cost money Who needs them? We have
to make that artificial CBO number fit. You
can only accommodate so many bodies with
those numbers. Soooo, something has to go.
Will it be you? Or, the next guy? Are we going
to flip a coin to see who stays, and who goes?
HealthSCAM is truly ghoulish, a program not
fit for man or beast.
Excuse me, HealthSCAM was never sup-
posed to be about health or care. The pur-
pose of HealthSCAM is control by the
illustrious 'Boomer Boob' cadre in the White
House. The deck of cards is in their hands,
and they mean to shuffle the cards according
to their liking. They will dole out the Aces,
and the twos. What do you think is in store
for you? Ace or two?
Me, I am selfish, I want an Ace, you can
have the two. Okey, dokey? What? You do not
want the two? Houston, we have a problem.
There is one saving grace in the Health-
SCAM bill, 16,000 lucky individuals are going
to get positions spying on their fellow citi-
zens, and those citizens get to pay for the
privilege. Are we that kind, or, that stupid?
Their ten billion dollar price tag could put
quite a few ordinary people to work. Who
should we spend the money on: More bu-
reaucrats, or, citizens? You decide.
Every time some new detail is discovered
in the HealthSCAM bill, things look better,
and better. I just cannot wait for the darn
thing to kick in, (all that Obama free stuff).
How about you? As additional insurance I
plan to pray I do not get sick, just in case the
lines are long, and the waiting time lasts
longer than my illness, or, I die before my ap-
pointment time arrives. Need to cover all
bases.
Free stuff, free stuff, bring on the free stuff.
D.I.Larson
Ocala


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the end of the trail

I was working so hard the other day on
a project that I actually finished it
three hours ahead of schedule. Then,
I did not know what to do. I had so psy-
ched myself all up spending the entire day
on this special project that when I was fin-
ished with it I did not know what to do
with myself.
Several things suggested itself at the
beginning. I am not a person completely
devoid of ideas.
First, I could go tell the Mistress of the
Parsonage I finished my project
ahead of schedule and wait for her to
congratulate me on a job well done.
However, if history teaches me any-
thing, this is not a good idea. In times
past, when I found myself with a spare
moment or two my good wife knew quite
well how to fill it up. Her to-do-list tod-
dles very closely to forever.
I could be corrected on this, and I prob-
ably will be, but my wife has not


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had a spare moment in
her entire life. I am not
sure she would know what
to do with a spare mo-
ment. She always has
something more that she
can be doing, and invari-
ably she does it. She can
time a project down to the
10th of a second.
Again, my facts could be
a little foggy here, but I
think she invented the
multitasking syndrome.
Now, I would not mind
this if it would stop there.
Some things should be
kept to ones self. But she
has this crazy idea that if
she can multitask, I cer-
tainly should be able to do
it. After all, she says,
"You're the man of the
house." Whatever that has
to do with the price of rice
in China, I will never
know. This is where we
have a little bit of a break-
down in our communica-
tion.
Her idea is that when
you finish a project you
should immediately begin
a new one to maximize
your energy.
I take a different view
about this altogether. I be-
lieve when you finish a
project you should sigh
very deeply and then for
the next three or four
hours celebrate the fact
that you finally got the
blasted thing done. Any
thoughts of the next proj-
ect should be so far re-
moved from your thinking
process that it does not
compromise the celebra-
tory moment.
If I finish a project in
the morning, I feel I
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day off and celebrate with
several scoops of freshly
dipped ice cream, and
don't be stingy with the hot
fudge. If, the project is
done in the middle of the
afternoon then I think I
should go out for supper
and celebrate my good
fortune and apple pie a la
mode is on the menu.
My idea is to celebrate
completion while her idea
is to celebrate the oppor-
tunity of starting a new
project. She never sees
the end of the trail only
the beginning of a new
one.
I say, whatever makes
you happy... go for it.
However, she has this
fuddy-duddy idea that
what is good for her is also
good for me. Share and
share alike, is her motto.
And so, I could go and tell
her that I finished my
project ahead of schedule.
Or, I could hide from her
for the next three hours
and revel in secrecy.
After all, what she does
not know will not cause
me any pain whatsoever. I
could sit back in my chair,
sigh very deeply and rel-
ish the moment all by my-
self.
The only problem with
this is that when I sigh
deeply and sit back in my
easy chair I soon become
afflicted with the drowsy-
eye-syndrome. This is fol-
lowed by snoring, which
has the effect of calling at-
tention to myself from
You-Know-Who, and then
my cover is blown.
I do know this, if I am
caught with a spare mo-
ment on my hands it will
be put to good use in very
short time. And so, there is
a third possibility.
I can pretend that I am
not finished yet. I remem-


ber the words of wisdom
passed on to me by my fa-
ther. "Son, do not let your
wife catch you with noth-
ing in your hands." Then
he pressed upon me a val-
uble lesson he called, "The
High Art of Tinkering."
I cannot tell how many
times this has saved me. If
I do not have anything to
do, and I do not want to do
anything, I simply tinker.
But there is a way to tin-
ker and then there is a
way not to tinker.
Once I was tinkering
around in the garage
when I heard my wife
coming.
Grabbing a hammer I
pretended as if I was
busily engaged doing
something. "Oh," my wife
said when she saw me
with a hammer, "since you
already have a hammer in
your hand come and help
me put up this new shelf."
The old saying comes to
mind, "Idle hands are the
devil's workshop." My wife
cannot stand idle hands
especially if they are at
the end of my arms. My
good wife operates by the
biblical principle, "What-
soever thy hand findeth to
do, do it with thy might;
for there is no work, nor
device, nor knowledge,
nor wisdom, in the grave,
whither thou goest," (Ec-
clesiastes 9:10 KJV).
I, on the other hand,
have my eyes on the end of
the trail.
The Rev James L. Sny-
der is pastor of the Family
of God Fellowship, 1471
Pine Road, Ocala, FL
34472. He lives with his
wife, Martha, in Silver
Springs Shores. Call him
at 352-687-4240 or e-mail
jamessnyder2@att.net.
The church web site is
www whatafellowship. com.


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When someone calls 9-1-1,
the first form of emergency
personnel rushing to his or
her aid, is the calm, cool and
collected dispatcher, working
to save seconds and lives over
the phone line. The good
news for Marion residents is
that their 9-1-1 service (pub-
lic safety communications) is
about to get even better.
Marion County's Public
Safety Communications De-
partment is earning its dual-
accreditation as an
Emergency Fire and EMS
Dispatch Center of Excel-
lence on Thursday, April 29
in Orlando. At the event Mar-
ion County Public Safety
Communications staff will
formally receive the Emer-
gency Fire and Medical Dis-
patch Center of Excellence
accreditation, one of the
highest certifications a dis-
patch center can attain.
"Being awarded this high
distinction for medical and
fire accreditation is very ex-
citing. This dedicated team


has done an outstanding job
in providing the best possible
ser-vice to our community,"
said Karl Oltz, Public Safety
Communications Director.
"This accomplishment
demonstrates to the commu-
nity that Marion County Pub-
lic Safety Communications is
compliant with all interna-
tional practice standards for
emergency dispatch." As part
of its accreditation, Marion
County Public Safety Com-
munications met a 21-point
accreditation requirement
list and passed an on-site
visit from National Academy
of Emergency Dispatch offi-
cials.
International practice
standards for emergency dis-
patch include a variety of re-
quirements, but the most
important includes providing
life-saving instructions to at
least 95 percent of callers in
a single month. Meeting this
requirement is extremely im-
portant, because it allows dis-
patchers to provide critical


instructions to citizens before
rescue crews arrive on-scene.
According to the National
Academy of Emergency Dis-
patch, only 15 centers in the
world have been awarded
fire accreditation, and glob-
ally, only 10 centers are dual-
accredited to dispatch fire
and emergency calls. Receiv-
ing this designation recog-
nizes Marion's Public Safety
Communications staff's abil-
ity to comply with all interna-
tional practice standards for
emergency fire dispatch.
Marion's emergency medical
dispatchers are performing
these duties with high marks
too, ranking in the 99th per-
centile in monthly quality as-
surance reports.
Worldwide, the Medical
Priority Dispatch System, a
program that allows dis-
patchers to acquire the best
possible patient informa-
tion, is used in more than
3,000 communica-tions cen-
ters and is translated in 15
languages.


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What a fantastic
night at the club-
house last Monday.
Eighty residents enjoyed a
delicious meal catered by
Bob Evans Restaurant.
This was followed with en-
tertainment by The New
Pretenders from On Top of
the World.
This is the third year we
have enjoyed their pro-
gram. The program this
year featured music from
1895 to the present. The
"Doo Wop" group opened
the program with "Mo-
ments to Remember" This
was followed by many ren-
ditions of songs from our
"youth."
It was nice to hear such
songs as Blue Moon, When
Leaves Come Tumbling
Down, and of course, The
Streak. They even had a
"streaker" in the group.
The New Pretenders are a
group of 35 men and
women from On Top of the
World.
The original group was
organized in the early
1990's. They produce a new


show every year. The new
production opens each
year in February with a
show at On Top of the
World.
After this, they take the
show "on the road." If you
would like to engage this
group, call Bill Shapine at
352-873-0753. There is a
charge, but it is very rea-
sonable. They only keep
enough of the proceeds to
cover their expenses; all
profits go to charity
After the dinner clean-
up, we discovered there
was food left over Broth-
ers Keeper benefited with
receiving mashed potatoes,
gravy, green beans, and an
assortment of breads. So,
not only were we filled, but
others less fortunate were
able to enjoy some of our
feast. Thanks to Mary and
John Zdarsky for deliver-
ing the food to Brothers
Keeper.
May 8 is the day desig-
nated by the USPS as "Let-
ter carriers food drive day"
This is the day we are
asked to place non-perish-
able food items by our
mailboxes for collection by
Robby (our mailman). In
the past, Robby has col-
lected so much food from
our community that he has
to make several trips to col-
lect it all. With his truck
full of mail, he doesn't have
room for all the food.
Therefore, this year, he has
asked that we place our do-
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Stone Creek


tricia




How do you measure
the pulse or spirit of
a community? I be-
lieve if you polled the major-
ity of residents of Stone
Creek they would tell you it
is the people of Stone Creek
that make Stone Creek so
special. Neighbors helping
neighbors in times of sad-
ness or celebration, clubs
helping the SC community
or the community at large.
Nancy Ko of the Buckhead
community of SC is one such
resident.
Nancy is one of many
members of the Social Com-
mittee that provides the
many activi-ties for the resi-
dents of SC. She along with
Beverly Beaubien, Deborah
Beitel, Diane Cal-lahan,
Raymond Matko, Janet Os-
born, Judith Peters, Joyce
Saladino, and Anne Wilton
are part of a group that helps
plan most of the activities
that go on during the year.
Some of the events planned
by Nancy and the committee
are Christmas in July, the
wine tasting, Mardi Gras and
going to preview groups for
the concert series. Getting
an event up and running in-
cludes planning, set-up, dec-
orating, working and
breakdown after the event.
According to Nancy, six to
eight hours of work are in-
volved in the entire process
for one event. We, the resi-


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dents, come and enjoy the
event while others have
done the work.
Nancy's biggest commu-
nity commitment is to "Box
Tops for Education". This
commu-nity commitment
was spearheaded by Nancy
and she does all the work of
counting and sending box
tops to the various schools.
Nancy told me, "I heard a lot
about Box Tops for Educa-
tion for a long time but since
I didn't have any real associ-
ation with any schools, I did-
n't think any more about it. I
thought it was a good thing to
do and it didn't cost anything
extra as I was already buying
things that were on the list."
Nancy brought her com-mit-
ment to Stone Creek. Many
Stone Creek residents may
not know about this on-
going community work be-
cause it has not been publi-
cized very much. You can go
to wwwboxtopseducation
.com to get a list of items that
have box tops. All you need
to do is save them and when
you have a few, bring them to
the Reunion Center. The box
where they are stored is in
the copy room next to the
Leisure Arts room. Nancy
will do the rest. The schools
that have received the "Box
Tops" are Sunrise Elemen-
tary in Marion Oaks and
Belleview-Santos Elemen-


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tary in Belleview. Belleview
Elementary also collects ink
car-tridges, the small ones
from our home printers.
The collection container
for the ink cartridges are in
the small room next to the
craft room and brightly
marked. Nancy is hoping
that because of this article,
the residents of Stone Creek
will start collecting box tops.
As she said, I wish it was
not so out of the way and
could be more visible so that
the community could be re-
minded to help out. You
know the saying," Out of
sight, out of mind". What is
collected is on a few sheets
of paper that is next to the
collection containers. It
doesn't take any extra
spending, just a little time. I
spend about an hour a
month sorting, trimming and
mailing the things or I drop
the ink car-tridges off if I get
enough. It has been very
slow catching on here. In
over a year, I only dropped
off about 20 cartridges and
mailed 2 envelopes of tops."
As a former teacher, my
school had benefited from


this program. It does not
take a great deal of time and
many children will benefit
from our work and Nancy's. I
am going to contact the Com-
puter Club to see if they can
help Nancy with the collec-
tion of ink cartridges.
As a member of Leisure
Arts, Nancy became in-
volved with the community
sewers. Nancy said, "I don't
sew much anymore but I
help by cutting out, ironing,
turning, prepar-ing and fin-
ishing fabrics and items that
we are currently working on.
This gives me a sense of
helping outside of our com-
munity The items go to Hos-
pice and ARC of Marion
County."
One can also see Nancy
helping out in the Stone
Creek library. Carlie Me
Cann, the librarian, is
presently nursing a broken
wrist, but she does not need
to worry as Nancy along
with Marsha Thompson and
Sandy Ragotskie are helping
to make sure books are
properly shelved. Nancy will
take books that are dupli-
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like Hospice, Habi-tat for
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and MRMC. Nancy makes
sure that no book is wasted
and each gets a home.
Nancy recently joined the
woodworking club to learn
how to work with wood.
Their first project was to
stain bookcases for the Li-
brary. Nancy told me that, "
Since I already help in the
library, why not? I haven't
stained anything in a lot of
years except maybe some
clothes with soy sauce,
spaghetti or coffee." Re-


cently, an article was done
on the beautiful bookcases
that were made by Bud
Maheu and stained by the
Wood-working Club.
People often say, "What
can one person do?" It looks
to me like one person can do
a great deal for the Stone
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eliminate butter and soft
drinks from their diets and
to be sure to include olive
oil in their cooking. But he
pointed out that exercise is
probably even more impor-
tant than diet in a person's
care.
Diet alone is not sufficient.
He mentioned that having
an "exercise buddy" is al-
ways a big help since the
encouragement factor is
key
He said that the heart is a
muscle and aerobic exer-
cise is a necessity to main-
tain good circulation and
prevent problems. If one
has been sedentary for
some time, then the exer-
cise can be gradual leading
up to a full exercise regi-
men that can be a major


factor in a healthy life. He
urged all present to feel
free to contact him at any
time to arrange for him to
even come to a person's
home. His phone number
(352) 445-5575 was given,
and he encouraged those
present to have any of their
friends or associates who
could benefit from his help
to contact him.
After the presentation,
deliciously appropriate re-
freshments were served
and many stayed to ask
questions and to avail
themselves of Hancock's
expertise.
As one looked around at
the smiles and heard the
sounds of friendly conver-
sation and laughter, it be-
came clear once again that
whether it is at the club-
house or in the neighbor-
hood,
Fair-field Village is a
lively place filled with
lovely people.


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hormonal changes and affects
more than half of all pregnant
women. Usually the gum
inflammation associated with
pregnancy-related gum disease
occurs between the second and
eighth months of pregnancy,
and manifests itself in gums
that look red and bleed
somewhat during brushing.
Without conscientious attention
to good oral-hygiene habits and
professional dental care, this
mild form of gum disease
(gingivitis) can lead to a more
serious form of gum disease
(periodontitis). If left untreated,
gum disease poses risks to
babies' health such as
premature birth, low birth
weight, and even full-term
stillborn birth. Pregnant women
have more reason than their
own oral health to seek regular
dental care.
There are a variety of dental
problems that women are more
prone to experience during
pregnancy. These issues include
periodontal disease, pregnancy
tumors, and pregnancy
gingivitis. At the office of
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increased levels of progesterone
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Sunday Worship
8:15 am and 11:00 am
German Language Worship
1st Sunday of each month
Wednesday Worship 6:45 pm
Nursery Provided
Edward Holloway, Pastor
7045 SW 83rd PI., Ocala
(352) 854-4509


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Christ
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Moose Lodge
offers events
Members of the Ocala
West Moose Lodge and qual-
ified guests are invited to at-
tend any of the special
activities planned for the
week.
Friday, April 30: Fish,
Shrimp or Chicken 5 to 7 p.m.
Cajun Dave entertains 6:30
to 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 1: Kentucky
Derby Party starts at 4 p.m.
Sunday, May 2: Breakfast 8
to 10 a.m.
Tuesday, May 4: Cinco de
Mayo Mexican Buffet 5 to 7
p.m.
Karaoke with David Bald-
win 5 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, May 6: cards atl
p.m., bowling at.6 p.m., Wii
and shuffleboard at 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 9: Mother's
Day Pork Loin Dinner 3:30 to
6:30 p.m.
The Moose Lodge is lo-
cated at 10411 SW 110 Street,
Ocala, 854-2200.
Bible prophecy


WHAT'S HAPPENING AT MUNROE ORTHOPEDICS:


FREE SEMINAR: Arthroscopic Surgery & Rotator
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Tuesday, May 18
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Registration: 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Lecture/Q&A Session: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Seminar continues
A free Bible prophecy
seminar, "Life's Greatest Bat-
tle," continues nightly at 7:15
at the Klein Conference Cen-
ter inside the Ewers Century
Center at Central Florida
Community College.
Topics for the three-week
program lead by Phillip Size-
more, includes "Unsealing
Daniel's Mysteries," "Signs of
the Times," "Cosmic Battle"
and more.
Sizemore says those at-
tending the program will not
be begged for money and
they will be blessed, chal-
lenged and encouraged by at-
tending. He also said the
Bible alone is the textbook
for the program.
Yard sale to benefit
Summer camp
College Road Baptist
Church will hosts a yard sale
on Saturday, May 1.
The sale starts early at
7.a.m. and continues to 2 p.m

Proceeds will help send
students to summer camp.
College Road Baptist
Church is located at 5010 SW
College Road, 1.7 miles west
of 1-75 on State Road 200.
Caregivers invited to
join support group
If you are a caregiver of a
loved one with Alzheimer's
disease, or have been re-
cently diagnosed with the
disease, Ocala West would
like to invite you to our
monthly support group.
In addition to peer sup-
port, the group will also in-
vite specialists in the field
who can answer questions
about Alzheimer's disease,
its causes, how a diagnosis is
made and current research,
as well as coping mecha-
nisms for caregivers.
Ocala West staff will be
available to discuss it's Join
Their Journey program.
There is no cost to attend this
group and everyone who is
living with a friend or family
member with Alzheimer's is


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'Favorites' and patriotic
music part of concert
The Kingdom of the Sun
concert band offers several
upcoming concerts.
"Our Favorites" on Satur-
day, May 1 at 2 p.m. and Sun-
day, May 2 at 3 p.m. at the
Marion Technical Institute,
1614 Ft King Street, Ocala.
Selections include Hoagy
Carmichael in Concert, In
the Miller Mood, and
Mancini Magic, and others.
"An Armed Forces Day
Salute" on Sunday, May 16 at
3 p.m. at the VFW Retire-
ment Home in Ft McCoy fea-
turing a patriotic program in
honor of Armed Forces Day;
and finally "A Memorial Day
Celebration" on Monday, May
31 at 11 a.m. at the Ocala-
Marion County Veterans Me-
morial Park featuring a
Memorial Day ceremony, in-
cluding speakers, and musi-
cal/patriotic selections.
All events are free and
open to the public. Seating is
limited for the Memorial Day
celebration, so bring your
own lawn chair or blanket.
For more information, call
624-9291 or check out our
web site at www.kingdo-
mofthesunband.org.
Handel's Messiah
program continues
The Marion Civic Chorale
with the Chancel Choir from
First United Methodist
Church will perform selec-
tions from the Lenten and
Easter sections of Handel's
Messiah on Sunday, May 2, at
4p.m.
The chorale will be accom-
panied by a chamber orches-
tra from the Orlando
Symphony, conducted by Dr.
Wayne Earnest. Admission
to the concert is free but a
$10 minimum donation is
suggested for the free-will of-
fering. Proceeds will go to
the FUMC pre-school pro-
gram.


For further information
about the concert, contact us
at 352-622-3244 or www.fum-
cocala.org or wayne@fumco-
cala.org.
Presentations continue on
FairTax advantageous
Now that the mad rush to
send in our tax forms is over,
how about finding a way to
never file those 1040's again.
And, while we are at it, let's
get rid of the withholding
from our paychecks and the
taxes on interest, invest-
ments, capital gains and in-
heritance. Let's go one step
farther and get rid of corpo-
rate taxes so companies can
grow and create jobs for our
citizens. Sound like a pipe
dream? Join us at Howard
Johnson Inn on 3951 NW
Bonnie Heath Blvd., on May
4th at 6 pm for a presentation
on the Fair Tax. This is a
dream that can come true.
To RSVP or for more infor-
mation, contact Ron &
Elaine Maiellaro at 352-671-
6724 or e-mail ocalafair-
tax@cfl.rr.com
Latin American Festival
planned for May 8
Enjoy a night of Latin flare
during the Latin American
Festival at the Circle Square
Commons Town Square on
Saturday, May 8 from 4 pm 9
pm. Come celebrate the
sounds, tastes and zest of
Latin America with live
music by Grupo Salsarengue,
Latin American food, danc-
ing and traditional Latin
dance performances. This
event is free and open to the
public.
The Town Square is lo-
cated at 8409 SW 80th Street,
Ocala
Professors to speak
on barge canal
The history of the Cross-
Florida Barge Canal is the
subject of a book by Steven
Noll, senior lecturer in his-
tory at the University of
Florida, and David Tegeder,
associate professor of history
at Santa Fe College.
Titled "Ditch of Dreams:
The Cross-Florida Barge
Canal, and the Struggle for
Florida's Future", the book is
the subject for a program
hosted by the Friends of the
Ocala Public Library on
Wednesday, May 12, at 2 p.m.
in Room C at the main li-
brary building on Silver
Springs Boulevard.
Both authors will be pres-
ent to discuss their book,
which has been described as
the definitive account of one
of the largest and most con-
troversial reclamation proj-
ects in American history.
The program is free to the
public and refreshments will
be served by the Friends.
Early arrival is recom-
mended. Call 368-4591 for
further information
Golf tournament to
Benefit school program
The Ocala Palms Golf and
Country Club will sponsor its
seven annual free enterprise
open four-person scramble
Saturday, May 15 with an 8:30
a.m. start.
The tournament benefits
the Florida Council on Eco-
nomic Education, which pro-
vides economic and financial
literacy programs to Florida
teachers and students.
Entry is $70, credit cards
accepted, and includes, a
pancake breakfast, lunch
and a chance to win a golf
cart and car. One player will
take a million dollar shot.
Call the pro shop, 732-
4653(Golf) to participate.


Bill and Mary Stewart of Ocala Palms, celebrated their
65th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends in
New Jersey.They were married on April 24,1945.


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