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Publication Date: May 26, 2010
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New club

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INDEX

Dance benefit More IB ................ 2


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Opinion ................6
Going purple ........7


VOLUME 4, NUMBER 10
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010


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SERVING THE COMMUNITIES & BUSINESSES BETWEEN SR 200 AND US 27


S* Master Gardeners

ID help wanted in suspicious death hostplantsale
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Marion County sheriff's detec-
tives released a sketch last week of
a facial reconstruction in the case
of a 2006 suspicious death.
The body of a Hispanic man was
found in a retention pond on the
property of Classic Mile Horse
Farm in March 2006. The man has
not yet been identified and no
missing persons report has been
filed that fits his description.
After the body was discovered, it
was taken to Leesburg for an au-


The release of the sketch is
another step in the ongoing
investigation
topsy
The skull of the remains was re-
cently used to form a facial recon-
struction. This recent sketch
depicts what the man may have
looked like. Also, the man had a
tattoo on his right calf of a bull and
was wearing a T-shirt with the de-


sign of a woman and a cobra
snake.
The release of the sketch is an-
other step in the ongoing investi-
gation to identify this man and
possibly learn how he died.
Anyone recognizing the man in
the sketch should contact Detec-
tive M. Diaz at 352- 368-3515, the
Marion County Sheriff's Office at
352-732-9111 or Crime Stoppers at
368-STOP reference case #S06-
12374.


An artist's rendering of the un-
known man after facial recon-
struction.


2Aa cisome spIden lIl LOr
your yard with native and
Florida-friendly plants at
the Marion County Master
Gardeners' Summer Plant
Sale on Saturday May 29, at
the UF/IFAS Marion
County Extension Service
(2232 NE Jacksonville
Road, Ocala). The sale will
start at 9 a.m. and will last
until 2 p.m. (or until sold

Please see SALE, Page 2


Fallen heroes Do I hear one? Do I hear two?


remembered Auction house opens on U.S. 27
ri l TDa events are


planned in Ocala to honor
those that died in service to
their country
The Marion County Vet-
erans Association and the
Marion County Veterans
Council, as well as other
volunteers and other vet-
eran group will host an
event at the Ocala-Marion
County Veterans Memorial
Park, 2601 E. Fort King St.
Ocala.
"Honoring All Fallen He-
roes" event is set for Mon-
day, May 31, 9:45 a.m. to 11
a.m. The event includes a


Michel Northsea
EDITOR
It was only the third auc-
tion that Col. Tom Heller
had ever called so he really
wasn't sure if he was hear-
ing right or not.
He started the bidding at
$100 and interested parties
quickly moved the bids up
in $25 increments. Then,
someone in the back
jumped the bidding to
$350,000.
Heller wasn't sure if he
heard right it was only a
vial of semen he was offer-


from a
bull.


grand champion


He looked over at the
veterinarian, shared the
details of the semen with
the crowd to confirm that
he heard right. The veteri-
narian nodded and Heller
continued the bidding until
the vial of semen brought
in more than $650,000.
"I've seen some stuff you
wouldn't believe," said
Heller on his years of being
an auctioneer and liquida-
tor of estates.


Please see HEROES, Page 2 ing, drawn that morning Please see AUCTION, Page 4 up some socks.


The goods sold by the box during auctions at Anything Goes vary week by week. A
box of sock, artwork and furniture are possibilities. Col.Tom Heller, auctioneer, holds


JOINING IN THE RELAY

Friday evening 45 cancer survivors walked the first lap, as per tradition, of the Relay
for Life at Liberty Middle School. Seventeen teams walked the track throughout the
night to raise $15,300 for the cause. With the theme, Surfing for the Cause, many
teams took up a Hawaiian look. Right, Marie Stacknick, on the team from Crossroads
Community Church,wore funky sunglasses and a grass shirt.When Loraine Astarita,
also on the Crossroads, team found out that her friend Carolyn was not going to be
able to walk the relay, she asked what she could for her. Carolyn joked that she could
shave her head and paint it pink so Loraine did in honor of Carolyn and in memory
of her dad.


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IB program expands to elementary, another high school SALE


Two new International
Baccalaureate (IB) pro-
grams promise lots of aca-
demic challenge for
students attending Marion
County Public Schools this
fall.
Lake Weir High officially
opens its advanced aca-
demic program this August
while Oakcrest Elemen-
tary opens its program in
September. Another new
program at Howard Middle
will kick off next year. Ad-


ministrators, teachers, stu-
dents, and parents often
work together for years to
educate and train their
communities to help their
schools secure the coveted
IB distinction.
IB programs offer rigor-
ous courses and acceler-
ated classes to meet the
needs of the highly moti-
vated student. The IB
Diploma Program at Lake
Weir allows students to
earn college credit while


enrolled in high school.
They must complete an in-
dependent research proj-
ect and document 150
community service hours.
The IB Primary Years
program at Oakcrest tar-
gets student ages of 3-12
years and focuses on de-
veloping the whole child as
an inquirer, both in the
classroom and the world
outside.
Lake Weir is one of only
67 Florida high schools of-


fering the IB curriculum
while Oakcrest is one of
only 19 Florida elementary
schools with IB. Both
schools join the district's
only other IB program at
Vanguard High in Ocala.
For more information,
contact the IB coordinators
at each school Lake
Weir's Megan Losito
(352.671.4820) or Oakcrest's
Traci Orme (352.671.6350).
Log on to www.ibo.org for
additional details.


The Key Club from West Port High School had both a team for Friday's evening Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the
American Cancer Society, and lend help wherever needed.The team included, Lauren Pozdol,Justin Ellisor, Ashley
Lindsey, Melissa Lindsey, David Lindsey, Adrian Molina, Ketsia Lucien, Brinja Milton, Heather Gee, Margie Vera,
Mairo Bravo,Juliette Campbell, Martin Pere, Fabiola Molina, Adrian Molina,Amit Patel,Thanh Tran,Andy Nguyen
and Jamiliah Khah.


continued from Page 1

out).
Native and Florida-
friendly plants are well-
suited to Marion's climate
and have proven records of
succeeding in the area.
Choose from spring and


HEROES

continued from Page 1

presentation of colors, na-
tional anthem, musical
tribute, wreath ceremony,
gun salute, taps and fly-
over. The Speaker of the
Florida House of Repre-
sentatives Larry Cretul, a
U.S. Navy veteran, and
Commission Chair Barbara
Fitos will also offer re-
marks.
Marion County Veterans
Services is a department of
the Marion County Board
of County Commissioners.
Staff helps men and
women obtain their Veter-
ans Administration bene-
fits, including
compensation, pension,
healthcare, education,
death and burial benefits.
They will also assist veter-
ans with filling out forms to
replace coveted lost
medals awarded during ac-
tive duty service.
Another Memorial Day
event will take place at


summer-flowering peren-
nials, vines and shrubs at
the event as well as shade
and fruit trees.
Attendees can also buy
rain barrels or environ-
mentally friendly
melaleuca mulch.
Admission is free. For
additional information,
please call Marion County
Extension Service at 352-
671-8400.


Highland Memorial
Park is located at
1515 N.E. 3rd Street,
Ocala. Admission is
free but canned food
donations are being
requested
Highland Memorial Park,
from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This year's event in-
cludes the second annual
essay contest awards cere-
mony, Avenue of Flags dis-
play, military and
first-responder vehicle dis-
play, a community patriot
concert by Norman Lee
Schaffer, and a rock wall,
gyro ride, inflatable slide,
choo-choo, and free food
and beverage.
Admission is free, but
everyone is asked to bring
a canned food donation for
Vets Helping Vets.
Hammett Bowen Ele-
mentary School students
will be part of ceremonies
at noon and at 1:10 p.m.
Highland Memorial Park
is located at 1515 N.E. 3rd
Street, Ocala.


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Sen. Baker speaks

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At its regularly sched-
uled meeting on Tuesday,
May 18, the Republican
Club of Ocala Palms was
presented a Charter is-
sued by the Republican
Party of Florida affirming
the Club's recognition by
the Republican Party of
Marion County as well as
by the State. On hand to
present the Charter were
Marguerite Cavanaugh,
state committeewoman
and Angie Boynton, vice
chair of the Marion County
Republican Executive
Committee.
The evening was filled;
Ocala Palms resident,
Larry Fleming offered a
solemn tribute to the U.S.
Military and acknowl-
edged all veterans who
were present and Mr. PC,
co-host of WSKY's Drive
Time Happy Hour closed
with an entertaining re-
minder of the need to re-
turn all levels of
government to fiscal con-
straint, limited size and
accountability. Between
the two were John
Deakins, campaigning to
fill Larry Cretul's seat in
the Florida Legislature
and Senator Carey Baker
who served in the Florida
House from 2000 to 2004
before becoming a Senator
in 2005.
Senator Baker shared
some insight on the state
government but was most
informative about some
amendments that will be
on the ballot this Novem-
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people to participate in a
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The senator argues that
the recently passed fed-
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rights. "If you believe in
medical freedom; if you
believe in individual
rights, if you believe that
you alone should have the
right to decide what health
care plan is best for you
and your family if you
believe in these funda-
mental values that our
founding fathers believed
in ...you need to support
this legislation," said
Baker.
The crowded room of
participants was encour-
aged to return for the June
15 meeting and to bring a
friend.

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On Thursday, May 20, the
SHomeowners' Association
met at its regular time but
with much more news of
interest than usual at such
meetings.
Don Ouellette, Acquisi-
tion Committee chair, gave
more detailed information
r about the possibility of
Fairfield Village becoming
a resident-owned commu-
nity. Jennifer Tobin and
Vicky Krentz, of FMO Con-
version Services, met indi-
vidually with residents at
the Fairfield Village Club-
house before the regular
meeting and then again on
Tuesday, May 25, between
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to give
one-on-one counseling to
those who had questions
and/or concerns. At other
times, they can be con-
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Fairfield

Village

tacted at (727) 535-5125 or
by e-mail at csi@fmo.org.
Residents were urged to
take advantage of those op-
portunities because all in-
dividual questions cannot
be answered at a large
group meeting.
In his letter to the com-
munity in the June issue of
the Fairfield Villager
Newsletter, HOA President
Philip Geissal encouraged
everyone to go to the club-
house, sit down privately
and ask those questions
that affect their family and
their future.
He reiterated that own-


items from her home, he
found a cast iron bank that
brought in $26,000 for the
woman. To him, that's part
of doing the job. He even
goes through the estate
and ships the items the
family wants to save and
then sells the rest.
"I turn what mom used
to own into a pile of cash
for the family," he said.
Every Friday evening at
6 p.m. Heller holds auc-
tions at his new place of
business, "Everything
Goes" on U.S. 27. Doors
open at 5 p.m. for preview.
Items on the auction
block Friday's evening
could be most anything -
with a few exceptions.
"Everything is in good
working order, no books,
bowling balls or clothes,
neither is there rusted ex-
ercise equipment, stud-
ded snow tires or a seized
up edge trimmer," he said.


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ership was not for every-
one, but that many were
very optimistic about the
prospects. The advantages
of being a resident-owned
community seem to far out-
weigh any disadvantages
and many residents are
moving forward in that di-
rection.
There are still many ob-
stacles to overcome and is-
sues to be dealt with, but
everyone involved believes
that the possibility of local
ownership by means of a
co-op group is worth the ef-
forts being made by the
HOA Board and the Acqui-
sition Committee under
the direction of the FMO
Conversion Services.
More information will be
reported when it becomes
available.


Heller promises his Fri-
day auctions are an
evening of entertainment
"because he loves being
the center of attention."
Prior to the auction
business, Heller said he
"used to do an egg toss for
a thousand people."
Only an auctioneer for
28 years, Heller once
owned a company that
threw large employee ap-
preciation picnics for
major companies in the
South Florida area. It
wasn't uncommon for
games to be part of those
parties including egg
tosses. When he sold that
business for millions he
didn't retire because he's
a self-described worka-
holic.
He started working at
young age.
At 11, he was assem-
bling earrings for $1 a pair
and they were being sold
in a jewelry store. For
more pocket money he
started selling flies to the
pet store as turtle feed. At
18, he owned a buy-here
pay-here type car lot.
He worked with a carni-
val for awhile.
"I was the bozo in the
dunk tank," he said.
He would also hurl out
insults to people passing
by
"I like your hair. I have
a toilet brush just like it at
home," was one of the in-
sults in his repertoire.
Some of those insults
may still surface during an
auction.
Besides Friday evening,
the doors of "Everything
Goes" open daily 11 4
p.m. On
Wednesday afternoons,
he holds auctions for deal-
ers. He wouldn't mind
holding animal or heavy
equipment auction if the
right people came along.
He plans on opening a
flea market on his prop-
erty in the next few weeks.
Before opening at 4211
N.W Blitchton Road, U.S.
27, Heller owned auction
houses in Weirsdale and
Silver Springs Shores in
the Ocala area.


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SviNG THE COMMUNES & BWSIESS SWSENSR j 20AIDS

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

Deadline for news:
Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication.
$"TPF Member of the Community Papers of Florida
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Call editor Michel Northsea at
352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to
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Community news and photos must be received by 4 pm Friday
Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos
may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Display Ads
Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for 5 pm Thursday
clarity, taste, and style.


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More than 40 residents gathered for the last potluck dinner in the clubhouse of Quail Meadow.


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he "pot luck" dinner
on the 17th was en-
joyed by 40 resi-
dents. We had a great time
together. The food, as al-
ways, was fabulous! This
was the last pot luck din-
ner for the summer.
There are other activi-
ties planned during June,
July, and August. Read
your Quail Meadow Re-
porter for announcements
on the upcoming events.
The "Birthday
Bash/Wine Tasting" is Sat-
urday, June 5. This event
will begin at 5:30 p.m. with
the cocktail hour for wine
tasting. This will be fol-
lowed with a supper of
sandwiches, chips, etc.
Also, the annual birthday
cake and ice cream will be
the dessert. Tickets for
this event must be pur-
chased by June first. Con-
tact Charlotte Payne, Pat
Talley, or Marie Schneider
for tickets.
CORRECTION: The
QMPOA and QMRPOA
boards will continue to
have their business meet-
ings during the summer.
QMRPOA meetings are on
the first Monday of every
month at 7:00 PM; QMPOA
meetings are held the
third Monday of every
month at 10:00 AM. These
business meetings, held at
the clubhouse, are open to
all residents.
Did you see the Atlantis
go off into space? It's great
to be able to just stand in
our yards and see history
in the making.
The clouds blocked
some of our view, but it
was still a spectacular
sight! This was probably
the last trip for the At-
lantis shuttle. There are
only two more shuttle
launches scheduled for
this year.
The new tower at the
Ocala Airport is now oper-
ating. This should make


our airport safer for the
pilots however, this
tower is not equipped
with radar. After all, we
are not a big municipal
airport like Orlando and
Tampa.
This Friday, May 28, all
Quail Meadow residents
are invited to stop by the
clubhouse between 2 to 4
p.m. to wish Roland John-
son a "happy 80th birth-
day".
Several of our residents
enjoyed the trip to the
Hard Rock Casino last
week. This trip will be
available again June 10th
and July 8th. This is a
good day of fun for $26.
Did you hear about the
homeowner who was told
his dog must be kept on a


leash? The story goes that
a Quail Meadow home-
owner was given notice
that the dog in his front
yard could not run loose
and must be on a leash.
Wanting to abide by the
rules of the association,
he put a collar and a leash
on his dog.
It turns out that the dog
in question was made of
concrete! After searching
for this dog, I learned that
this did happen, but it was
about 15 years ago! It's al-
ways best to check out the
facts before repeating the
story.
Does anyone know if
this "dog" is still in the
neighborhood?


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The Home Star Energy Retrofit Act
recently passed in the U.S. House
by a 246-to-161 vote. This legislation
has been called Cash for Caulkers, since it
provides instant rebates for consumers.
The bill is endorsed by a broad coalition
of industries, including the National As-
sociation of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber
of Commerce, various energy councils
and environmental groups.
The Home Star bill primarily creates
jobs for the construction industry, which
has an unemployment rate of 25 percent.
The American Council for an Energy Ef-
ficient Economy projects the new pro-
gram will create 126,000 jobs in 2010 and
36,000 in 2011.
The bill is considered "fast-acting," as
homeowners contract with local busi-
nesses that deduct the rebate off the cost
of the job. The pro-
gram requires little
bureaucracy, as re- Editorial
bates are adminis-
tered through the
private sector by re-
bate aggregators and not the government.
The two-year, $5.6 billion program is re-
quired to pay for itself, or it is terminated.
Three million homeowners are expected
to take part in the program and lower
their energy bills over the next 10 years
by $9.2 billion
McKenzie and Company estimates
Americans' electrical waste at a whop-
ping $1.2 trillion, and retrofitting Ameri-
can homes often requires measures that
have a high initial cost, which takes time
to recapture. The Home Star program
turns energy waste into Americans jobs,
by encouraging homeowners to improve
the energy efficiency of their homes.
Home Star has two programs designed
to make homes more energy efficient: Sil-
ver Star and Gold Star.
The Silver Star program provides re-
bates up to a total of $3,000 for various
products like insulation, window and
door replacement, air duct sealing, water
heaters, furnaces and air conditioners.
All products must meet high-efficiency in-
dustry standards.
The Gold Star program is based on en-
ergy saving performance and not prod-
ucts, so that market forces direct
solutions to best practices. This program
is designed to stimulate the Home Per-
formance Industry by providing a $3,000
rebate for 20 percent home energy sav-
ings, plus greater rebates for even higher
energy savings. The Gold Star program
requires an accredited energy audit, be-
fore and after work to ensure results.
The carbon footprint for homes is twice

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It's always a day for flags


Michel
Northsea


his is our first Memorial Day without
George. George was my father-in-law,
father of my husband, grandfather to
our children and a World War II veteran.
Each day, 1,500 of our World War II vet-
erans die. George was one of them. He
died in March.
George served as a gunner on a B-24. To
get home quicker, he volunteered to fly on
missions he wasn't assigned to. He wanted
to get his 50 missions completed so he could
come home.
George was 86 years old when he died. He
led a good life and is inurned at the Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell.
In honor of those he knew in the service
who died, George always flew his flag on pa-
triotic holidays. Memorial Day was one of
those days.
Memorial Day is the day set aside by our
lawmakers to honor and remember those
who died serving their country. First, it was
Decoration Day to remember those who
died serving in the Civil War Then, it was for
those who died in World War I.
This list is long now as we remember
those who died in World War II, the Korean
Conflict, Vietnam, Desert Storm and the
Iraqi war
It is sacrifices of our veterans that make


the United States even with its problems -
what it is today. We are still a nation of free
people, free to choose our elected officials
and free to oppose and support decisions of
those elected and free to choose any reli-
gion or no religion.
Although there are several Memorial Day
events planned in Ocala, most of us will
spend the day at the pool or beach or per-
haps having a picnic with family and friends
and enjoying a three-day weekend.
Others will attend those Memorial Day
events to remember those who have died.
Some of those in attendance work tirelessly
to remind us of those who died, those who
have served and those now serving.
Last year, volunteers raised money to take
a group of Marion County World War II vet-
erans to Washington D.C. to see their me-
morial. The cost to the veteran $0. The cost
for the Honor Flight $45,000.
Donations from individuals, civic organi-
zations, churches, and business provided
the funding to the make the trip a reality.
There are more veterans' right here in
Marion County deserving to take their own
Honor Flight and volunteers want to put
them on a plane to Washington D.C. They
hope to have another trip in the fall.
Can you help make that dream reality?
What better way to remember someone
that sacrifice their live in service, than hon-
oring a veteran today.
Donations can be mailed to the Florida
Department of the VFW, PO Box 1630, Ocala,
Fla., 34478. Make checks payable to Honor
Flight Marion County.
George always flew his flag to honor his
fellow soldiers and the soldiers of today.
Helping fund this trip for World War II vet-
erans is nice way to honor someone too.


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Let's talk real
issues, not religion
In America, we usually get the kind of gov-
ernment we deserve.
In 2000, George W Bush was elected
largely because he was outwardly religious
and, inexplicably, was the candidate with
whom most of the country wanted to have a
beer. In 2004, he was re-elected because he
convinced gullible Americans that terrorists
and gay marriage would ruin the country
unless we voted for him.
Now, we have know-nothing teabaggers
who believe that President Obama is stran-
glingthe economy with taxes even though, in
point of fact, he's reduced taxes for the over-
whelming majority of Americans.
Recently in the Republican primary for
governor of Alabama,
Roy Moore attacked Bradley Byrne for
supporting the teaching of evolution in pub-
lic schools. Moore slammed Byrne for saying
that evolution "best explains the origin of
life" and that the Bible is only partially true.
Byrne then said that he believed the Bible
was the word of God, that every single word
of it is true and that Jesus guides his every
decision.
Quite simply, Americans' insistence on
putting faith above facts has made us too stu-
pid to be governed effectively Since we force
our candidates to at least pay lip service to
primitive, religious superstitions that are
without merit, is it any wonder that we can't
tackle serious issues such as regulating
banks and curbing pollution and global
warming?
It's time for Americans to grow up and fi-
nally discard their untenable religious be-
liefs. But short of that, we should at least
promise never to vote according to our reli-
gion. The comfort your religion offers you re-
ally does come at a terrible price. In 2008, we
finally elected the smartest guy on the ballot,
and now he's being persecuted and hand-
cuffed by the ignorant Sarah Palin crowd.
Why won't we smarten up?
Nick Fortuna,
Fore Ranch
It's getting harder
to love my country
I love my country, but it is getting harder.
It is getting harder to remember when peo-
ple would stand and place their hands over
their hearts when a flag passed in a parade.
Harder to remember when laws were en-
forced and police were respected and not ig-
nored and derided. Harder to remember
when we made the decisions on how to in-
vest or spend our hard earned money rather
than relying on the government to do it for
us. Harder to remember when we took pride
in the work we did and saved for those things
we longed for rather than stand in line for a
government handout.
Harder to remember when you never
heard "Press one for English." Harder to re-
member when welfare was used as a helping
hand between jobs and not as a way of life.
Harder to remember when immigrants
kissed the ground upon arrival and strove to
assimilate and grow as Americans rather
than taking advantage of our tolerant nature
for a free ride. Harder to remember when
lawful assembly and open discourse where
considered an American right rather than la-
beled "racist", "radical", and "insurgent" by
a government that does not want opposition
opinions stated. Harder to remember when
our elected officials represented our wants
and needs rather than their own power and
longevity in office.
Yes, I still love my country ... but it is get-
ting harder.
Elaine Maiellaro
Ocala


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Purple was the color of the
day for Studio 200 when
their stylists helped cele-
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Day of Purple.


Pretty in purple, Debbie Jones, seated, and Peggy Brad-
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their window with clothing in lavender.


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Emeritus West went all out
with both clients and staff
dressed in shapes of purple
for the second annual Day of
Purple.
Their efforts resulted in
the assisted living facility
winning display advertising
in the South Marion Citizen.
Besides the purple attire,
tables in the foyer were cov-
ered with purple tablecloths
and a cake, shaped in the
logo for the Relay for Life,
was on display
The Day of Purple was in
support of the America Can-
cer Society's Relay for Life.
At 2nd Chance Consign-
ment shop in Jasmine Plaza,
Peggy Bradshaw and Debbie
Jones decorated their win-
dow. Nearby at Sit N' Pretty,
Geri Silvestri and Lisa Casey
displayed touches of purple
around their front room and
they both dressed in shades
of purple.
Besides decorating each
merchant also offered foot-
prints in memory or in honor
of those with cancer to their
customers for a donation.



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things about "day trippin'
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degree, and I am very proud
that my "adopted" father
came into my life while I was
still young enough to learn
from a very wise and wonder-
ful role model.
My father, Ed Morris, read
encyclopedias for fun as much
as for information. He ap-
proached traveling the same
way..have fun and gain infor-
mation, then knowledge, then
wisdom. He visited Cape
Canaveral (Cape Kennedy
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make the 500+ mile trip from
our home in north Georgia.
The space program was a fas-
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I realized how close we are
to the space launch site here
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witnessed a night launch from
our cul-de-sac soon after we
moved here. I was determined
to see one as "up close" as pos-
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to one of the scheduled
launches last summer, but
storm clouds at the last minute
cancelled the flight That only
whetted our desire that much
more, so we made a trip from a
November birthday celebra-
tion in Tampa all the way
across the peninsula to Ti-
tusville on the day that an af-
ternoon launch was
scheduled. We got there just
prior to the launch time and
were thrilled to see the
launch. That made us more
determined to see as many of
these historic events as possi-
ble. Besides, we had found a
really good viewing space
(with about 10,000 other peo-
ple) and we had a fairly good
idea of what we needed to
have with us.
When we heard that the At-
lantis shuttle launch would be
the last one, we decided to
pack up our necessities for the
day and head toward Ti-
tusville again. We anticipated
terrible traffic, but we chose a
route that, evidently, others
were avoiding and we had no
trouble getting there. We un-
loaded our gear in the con-
traption that my husband had
created for the day, and we


went to a site very close to
where we had been before. We
got there 2 V2 hours prior to the
2:20 p.m. launch time, so we
settled in to have a nice time
with the folks around us. We
even had a picnic lunch to
enjoy, and, as it turned out, to
share with others.
It happened that there were
three other couples just about
our age all there in the same
place, and we had nice con-
versations about how we got
there, why we were there, and
just little bits of information
about our families. My hus-
band and I have been married
for almost 4 years; a couple
from Rhode Island had been
married almost 40 years; a
couple from North Carolina
had been married for 43 years,
and the couple from Day-
tona..surprise .had been mar-
ried only six weeks.
Three conversations really
stand out in my mind and are
reflected in my pho-
tos.
One was with a lovely
English couple who were
happy to be pho-
tographed and to say that

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When necessity forced cre-
ativity, my husband put to-
gether an interesting way
to carry our "gear" to
watch the Atlantis Launch
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Visitors from London, Eng-
land, were thoroughly en-
joying the afternoon
launch.


A young family from Ohio
had visited Disney World
the day before the launch.
They wanted their children
to see "real history."


A couple from North Car-
olina who extended their
vacation to see the launch.


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they regularly visit the U. S.
and totally love being in
Florida. They were
adorable and offered to
show me London when/if I
ever get to visit their part of
the world.
The next conversation
was with "biker Joe" who is
a Florida native and a Viet-
nam vet. He certainly did
not look old enough to have
been part of that unfortu-
nate time in our history, but
he was so excited to tell me
that he has seen every shut-
tle launch. He is a very
proud American and glows
with enthusiasm for our
technical genius in this
country
On a different front was
my interaction with a lovely
young family from Ohio
who had spent the day be-
fore at Disney World with
his young daughter having
the "Princess" experience.
The children were obvi-
ously very young, very tired,
and very bored for about an
hour before the launch.
But..Oh my good-
ness!!!...What a difference
when the shuttle blasted
off. Those children became
as animated as their Disney
Friends from their day at
the "happiest place on
earth." They were jumping
up and down and squealing
with joy They knew what
they were seeing was real
and not just for fun.
The Atlantis lifted off
right on schedule and it was
magnificent! The shouts
that were interspersed with
oohss" and "ahhs" and
"wows" sounded like the
home team had just scored
in the last seconds of the
game. I guess in some way


A picture perfect launch as seen over the heads of the couple from Rhode Island


that was the truth as all of
us appeared to be very
proud of American ingenu-
ity and just out right genius
in those moments. The
sound waves reverberated
across the water and the
ground rumbled with the
power of the thrust. "How
do they do that?" was what
kept running through my
mind. It is just beyond my
comprehension, but I am so
thrilled that there are
brains at work that can fig-
ure these things out.
I have found that I cannot
just pack up and walk away
from the launch immedi-
ately I have to unwind or
relax because the thrill of
the spectacle is overwhelm-
ing to me personally The
realization that those brave
astronauts are just begin-
ning the journey they have
trained and worked for
over so many years of dedi-
cation makes me want to
watch the smoke and vapor
for as long as possible as I
say, "God Speed!" to brave
Americans as they explore
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Joe, a biker and Vietnam
veteran, has seen every
launch and is still thrilled
when it happens.
in that we were observers
of a moment in history that
will live in the annals of
space travel. As an aside,
we met some really nice
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afternoon.
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A fun time was had by those attending a
Karaoke Dance Party at Ocala Palms recently
Angie Fischetti and Judy Duby of Ocala were
co-chairs for the party.
Joe Koos of Spruce Creek Golf and County
Club was the disc-jockey for the evening.
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that of automobiles, yet
public policy has done lit-
tle to encourage greater ef-
ficiencies. The Pew Center
estimates that energy sav-
ings from this bill are the
equivalent to taking
615,000 cars off the road.
The average homeowner
can reduce their energy
consumption from 5 per-
cent to 40 percent, depend-
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The construction indus-
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12 Wednesday, May 26, 2010


StonE CrE~k


A night of 'Dancing like the Stars'


On Saturday, May 15,
Stone Creek had its
own rendition of
Dancing with the Stars.
The night was called
'Dancing like the Stars'
but the night was almost
called 'Dancing with the
Scars.'
Stone Creek Community
Manager Peggy Haworth
suggested the HOA Event.
She told me, "I have per-
sonally been taking
classes/lessons from him
(Joe Mounts or Ballroom
Joe) since the first of this






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year. His easy going ap-
proach and wonderful
sense of humor makes
learning to dance easy
and fun. He has ignited
my passion for ballroom
dance once again as he
has for many others."
Peggy wanted others to
enjoy her passion and
love of ballroom dancing
so she suggested the HOA
event and Tom and Lynn
Holtmeyer from the
Happy Feet Dance Club
coordinated the event.
When they heard of the


idea from Peggy to have
the event, they decided
they had to be part of the
special night of dancing.
Joe Mounts or Ballroom
Joe has recently opened
his new studio in down-
town Ocala called Beacon
Ballroom. He is in the
process of converting it
from an office layout to a
full dance studio. The
'Dancing like the Stars'
event was to support Joe
as a local artist.
Tom told me that Joe
started his dance career


in his senior year in high
school by answering an ad
in the paper that read
"Overcome shyness; learn
to dance, 5 sessions for
$5." This was the start of it
for Joe. After a couple of
lessons, he realized that
learning to dance wasn't
as hard as he thought but
he was concerned be-
cause the lessons were not
helping him with his prob-
lem of being shy. He was
then invited to a weekly
dance party. Joe walked
into a room full of people


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Everyone, ages 4 through 104,
is invited to
Galactic Blast: A Cosmic
Adventure Praising God!
Call the church office at
(352) 854-9550 ext.320
or visit the church's website at
www.ocalawestumc.com to register
and obtain your ticket for the mission.
Ocala West United Methodist Church
9330 SW 105th St,Ocala,FL 34481


"Where Kids Join
Forces with God"
Preschool thru 6th Grade
Preregistration Requested
Deadline June 30
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Marion County
6768 SW 80 St, Ocala
861-6182
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who were all very nice. At
first, he danced only with
the female instructors and
then one of the students
asked him to dance. Sud-
denly it became easier
and easier to approach
and ask other students to
dance.
A year after his initial
dance lessons, Joe saw an-
other ad in the paper look-
ing for dance instructors
from the Fred Astaire
Dance Studio. Joe applied
and started working the
following day. Joe wanted
to learn everything he
could about dancing and
started attending college
dance courses. He studied
musical interpretation
and learned to choreo-
graph. Joe is now an ac-
complished dancer,
instructor and choreogra-
pher. Joe has performed
in at least four dance pro-
ductions and choreo-
graphed several other
productions. Joe was
awarded the overall win-
ner in Daytona's Gotta
Dance. Joe's career has
come full circle. Today he
continues to teach people
from all walks of life, giv-
ing to each of his students
some of the many benefits
he has gained in the world
of ballroom dancing.
The evening began with
dance lessons from Ball-
room Joe and other mem-
bers of his dance team.
There was a demonstra-
tion of the Rumba.
This was taken from a
portion of a show that was
created, choreographed,
directed and produced by
Joe Mounts. The show is


called Arts in Motion and
will open at the end of this
year. Those present got a
sneak preview of the com-
ing event.
Joe and Heather Good-
night performed a Cha
Cha and a West Coast
Swing. Joe also did a
demonstration with Peggy
Haworth. Following the
dance lessons, there was
open dancing. The music
for the evening was pro-
vided by Gail Keicher, DJ.
Gail volunteered her time
and talents for the
evening.
Between the dance
demonstrations and open
dancing, there was a silent
auction. The proceeds
from the auction went to
Ballroom Joe's creation of
the Beacon Ballroom of
Ocala.
Tom told me from the
comments from those
present, they would have
judged the evening a 10,
unlike Len Goodman who
rarely gives a ten. One
does not have to be a star
to dance like one. Joe
teaches lessons at Stone
Creek each Tuesday. So, if
you ever wanted to learn
to dance or to perfect a
dance, it is not too late to
learn. Buzz Aldrin was
dancing at age 80 on Danc-
ing with the Stars, and you
can also dance like the
stars!


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Joe Mounts, dance instructor,and Peggy Haworth, Stone
Creek Community manager.


Two VBS
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June 19 and June 26
9-11 am 3 yrs to 511 grade
Theme: Jonah and the Whale
Call fo register:
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Across from CFCC


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For kindergarten through 5th grade
July 19 23
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Cost is $12 per child for the week.
Registration begins June 1 through
June 30,9:00 am 4:00 pm
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