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Publication Date: August 11, 2010
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Doggy Power
Who's walking who? Jack Anderson walking is dog, Fred,
by golf cart in Foxwood Farms last week. Fred was res-
cued from the SPCA and is a chow mix.


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Taxes


VOLUME 4T, NUMBER 21
WEDN~ESDAY, August 11, 8010


Page 8


Opinion
Page 6


sition Corporation, auc-
tionedof86home tnar-
and Hernando counties as
part of their six-day tour in
Florida. Overall, 1,500 fore-
closures were auctioned in
Ft. Myers, Orlando, Miami-

Please see AUCTION, Page 4


Priscilla Phipps wants to
live in Fore Ranch in the
worst way
When she moved to the
area in 2006, the town-
houses were selling for
$140,000 to $150,000.


She settled elsewhere
and then started taking
classes to become real es-
tate salesperson.
With the money she
made from selling real es-
tate she would then be-


come an investor that was
her plan.
Last week, she was one
of about 150 people attend-
ing a foreclosure auction in
Ocala. Auctioneers from
REDC, Real Estate Dispo-


By Michel North sea
EDITOR
For those who are unsure
about just what vegetable
plants grow in the cooler
months, the answers can be
found during the Vegetable
Garden Expo, Aug 21.


The annual event is in co-
operation with the Univer-
sity of Florida IFAS, the
Marion County Extension
Service and Marion County
Master Gardeners at the ex-
tension service office, 2232
NE Jacksonville Rd.
Growing vegetables in


cooler weather is one of 10
different subjects talked
about during the 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. event. Other topics
talked about include infor-
mation on how to enhance
your garden soil, gardening
with children, and using the
best management practices


in the garden.
Outside master gardeners
will offer the opportunity to
learn about composting,
growing herbs, controlling
pests and growing root crops

Pease see EP, Page


Michel Northsea
EDITOR
For those curious about
where all those fire trucks
are going, the answer is
just a few keystrokes away
Now on-line is access to
a live fire-rescue dispatch
log allowing residents to


stay in the know on where
Marion County Fire-Res-
cue is going or what it may
be doing in your neighbor-
hood.
Access the information
by going on-line to marion-
countyfl. org/firecalls/Fires-
can. aspx. Once there,
visitors will see a list of


where and what firefight-
ers and paramedics are re-
sponding too.
The information shown
includes the date, the time
the call came in, what type
of call it is and the location.
To protect residents' pri-
vacy, the exact address is
not disclosed but cross-


roads are used, said Mi-
randa Iglesias, public in-
formation officer for
Marion County Fire-Res-
cue.
And the description of
the call used on the dis-
patch log doesn't list a spe-
cific medical complaint
either, again to protect a


patient's privacy, said Igle-
sias.
In case of a heart attack
or a stroke or any medical
situation, those calls are
referred to as "medical in-
cidents." An incident
where the situation is
more trauma oriented,
such as a shooting, stab-


bing or serious fall, comes
under the description of
"trauma incident."
There are 21 descrip-
tions for calls including
aircraft emergency, citizen/
public assist, grass fires,

Please see MCFR, Page 2


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MESSENGER

The Marion County
Board of County Commis-
sioners voted in favor of
the county's future land-
use portion of updated
Comprehensive Plan and
agreed to forward on to the
Department of Community
Affairs.
Commissioners voted 5-0
during the hearing last
week to approve the future
land use element and fu-
ture land use map.
Commissioners also
voted 5-0 to set the south-
ern and western bound-
aries of the Urban Growth
Boundary Lines. The
southern boundary will ex-
tend to 52nd Street; the
western portion will re-
main at 90th Avenue.
These boundaries will
serve as guidelines for any-
one looking to build or ex-
pand within Marion.
According to Marion
County Growth Manage-
ment, having the urban
growth boundary lines will
encourage infill in the al-
ready developed areas of
the county. Commissioners
also voted 5-0 to approve
the needs methodology (al-
location factor) based upon
a 1.51 Ratio which plans
for 2699 new units in the
county
Tonight's public hearing
was the final transmittal
hearing before the county


submits its revised com-
prehensive plan to the
Florida Department of
Community Affairs, or
DCA Once DCA receives
the transmittals, it will
offer its objections, recom-
mendations and comments
report. That process usu-
ally takes about 60 days.
once the DCA is done, the
commissioners will review
their comments and con-
duct another public hear-
ing to receive input and
decide which items to re-
vise based on the DCA re-
port and public comments.
At tonight's public hear-
ing, Marion County com-
missioners made several
decisions regarding the
2010 Marion County Com-
prehensive Plan. In partic-
ular, commissioners
discussed proposals for the
Mineral Resource Overlay
Zone, Employment and
Regional Activity Centers
and housing needs
methodology
In a 4-1 vote, with Com-
missioner Charlie Stone
dissenting, the majority of
commissioners voted to
transmit the text portion of
the Mineral Resource
Overlay Zone proposal to
the Department of Com-
munity Affairs, or DCA.
Commissioners unani-
mously voted to transmit
the Employment and Re-
gional Activity Centers pro-
posals, including the Irvine
Center, to DCA. And, com-


missioners unanimously
voted to approve staff's
recommendation regard-
ing the housing needs
methodology.
Mineral Resource Over-
lay Zone
The map portion of the
Mineral Resource Overlay
Zone, which identified an
area off Northwest County
Road 318 for this zone, was
withdrawn. However, staff
recommended transmit-
ting the text portion of the
proposal to DCAto identify
areas that have mineral re-
sources. The idea: mini-
mize incompatible land
uses in the future. Staff
also said DCA's report
would help Marion County
with its long-range plan-
ning.
Employment and Re-
gional Activity Centers
In 2009, Marion County
added an economic ele-
ment to its Comprehensive
Plan. At that time, growth
managers transmitted a
map to DCA identifying 20
locations for employment
and regional activity cen-
ters. DCA suggested mak-
ing the map more specific,
so staff narrowed the map
to seven locations, includ-
ing the I-75/State Road 326
area, Romeo East, on Top
of the World, Dunnellon
(near the airport), Marion
Oaks, Belleview and
Irvine. Staff said many of
these areas already have
commercial and industrial


land use designations
needed for economic de-
velopment.
The Irvine Regional Ac-
tivity Center drew the most
opponents because it is lo-
cated in the Farmland
Preservation area; how-
ever, staff said the Farm-
land Preservation area
does not prohibit non-resi-
dential development.
Needs Methodology
This methodology deter-
mines how many housing
units Marion County will
need over the next 25 years
to accommodate future
projected population.
Tonight's public hearing
was the final transmittal
hearing before the county
submits its revised com-
prehensive plan to the
Florida Department of
Community Affairs, or
DCA Once DCA receives
the transmittals, it will
offer its objections, recom-
mendations and comments
report. That process usu-
ally takes about 60 days.
once the DCA is done, the
commissioners will review
their comments and con-
duct another public hear-
ing to receive input and
decide which items to re-
vise based on the DCA re-
port and public comments.


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structure fires, mutual aid,
technical rescue, hazmat,
lines down and water res-
cue that may be listed on
the log.
Information listed on the
scanner is updated every
five minutes.
Without a person dedi-
cated to the project, the
new website was six
months in the making.
County staff looked into
purchasing a system that


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Betty Atchison of Orlando
Smem er of Si Pos, has
been entertaining on stilts
fo r a bo ut seve n yea rs.

would offer the same infor-
mation from a private com-
pany but the price tag was
$20,000.
That's when county staff
decided they could take on
the project themselves
without spend ing any
money, aside from staff
time, said Iglesias.
The on-line scanner is
similar to what is used in
Palm Beach County and no
other county in Central
Florida offers such infor-
mation, she said.
"We're being open on
where we respond to and
where our citizens' tax dol-


HAPPENINGS

United Way needs
Tax volunteers
United Way of Marion
County is looking for volun-
teers who are interested in
providing certified Volun-
teer Income Tax Assistance
(VITA) to Marion County
residents. VITA sites will
be located in surrounding
areas in Marion County
and at the United Way of-
fice to offer free tax-prepa-
ration services for Marion
County residents.
Orientation will be
Thursday, August 26 at 1
p.m. at the United Way lo-
cated at 1401 NE 2nd St,
Ocala.
For more information or
to register, contact Krista
Martin at 732-9696 ext. 215
or kmartin~uwme.org.
Vendors wanted for
|-iStory festival
The Fort King Festival'
an annual event for the
Marion County Museum of
History, will be held Satur-
day, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-4
p.m., featuring living his-
tory interpretations with
various time periods repre-
sented, demonstrations
many other skills of early
settlers.
Old fashioned children's
activities will be included.
Free admission but mu-
seum admission is $2.


lars are going," Iglesias
said.
Information about differ-
ent codes appearing on th
dispatch log is available by
scrolling down the page.
In addition, the fire res-
cue website, marioncoun-
tyfl org/FireRescue/Fire~d
efault.aspx, provides a
map showing where each
unit is stationed.
Residents of Ocala
Palms and Quail Meadow
are served by Station 20-
Golden Ocala and resi-
dents of Fairfield Village
are typically served by Sta-
tion 21- Friendship Station.


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dream under most difficult
circumstances," said Mike
Giampietro, Cox vice presi-
dent of public affairs. "We
have an opportunity to shine
a spotlight on them for what
they have accomplished and
to help pass along that her-
itage to the young genera-
tion that is increasingly
leaving baseball behind."
First launched in
Gainesville in 2008, the proj-
ect has earned several
awards including the ESPN
Good Sports Award and
three Association of Cable
Communicators (ACC) Bea-
con Awards.


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PHOTO COURTESY OF NORMAN

ert Adams and Geog
Spong delivering the shoes
*to Suzanne McGuire, vol-
1 .4 unteer coordinator of the
Homeless Children Pro-
gram at Marion County
Public Schools, and volun-
teer Tabitha Graff.





NeW Sneakers donated by

church to homeless children


week for an online chat.


The Florida Association
of Counties recently recog-
nized Marion County Com-
missioner Charlie Stone
for earning his Advanced
County Commissioner des-
ignation.
Stone graduated with 11
other peers from across
Florida. Eighty-four other
Florida commissioners
have received this designa-
tion since the program

stTh Ad20a0ed County
Commissioner program is
a series of three seminars
that includes 27 hours of
coursework on topics in-
cluding leadership, strate-
gic planning and growth


commissioner an opportu-
nity to learn ways to ad-
dress many of the
challenges that local gov-
ernments face in today's
environment," Stone said.
"Positive leadership is al-
ways in search of best prac-
tices to help us accomplish
goals."
The FAC, a non-profit as-
s cation,oh~asr estetd sinci

go en entmleadnr frooE

share lessons learned and
better serve Florida's citi-
zens. For more information
about the FAC, go tO
www.fl-counties. com.


April, $2,209 was raised in-
cluding matching funds
and a memorial donation.
Norma Erickson, Loretta
Kremer, Bert and Georgia
Adams purchased 153
pairs of shoes at Famous
Footwear.
On July 20, Bert Adams
and George Spong deliv-
ered the shoes to Suzanne
McGuire, Homeless Chil-
dren liaison in the Social


Patrl cla A. Woodbury
SPECIAL TO THE
MESSENGER

For the seventh year, the
Thrivent Committee ofJoy
Lutheran Church success-
fully met their project goal
in providing Shoes for the
Homeless Children in Mar-
ion County
As a result of the Ice
Cream Social fundraiser in


Work Services Department
of Marion County Public
Schools.
This program services
1,700 homeless children
a nt youth in Marion
Cony
The staff at the Home-
less Program was thrilled
to receive the donation of
shoes, and the members
from JOY were pleased to
be able to participate in
such a worthwhile project.


management among oth-
ers.
"This training offers a


Negro League Baseball
veterans bring their heritage
and message to Ocala youth
Six former players come
together to hand down their
legacy to a new generation
Cox Communications
Florida brings the Negro
League Baseball Project to
Ocala on August 12 and Au-
gust 13.
The project will consist of
two full days of events in-
cluding a community lunch-
con honoring the six veteran
players, an autograph ses-
sion at the Paddock Mall on
Aug. 12, 6 to 8 p.m., and an
appearance at the Cal Rip-
kin 10-year-old World Series,
The events offer a rare op-
portunity to interact with a
special group of athletes, the
likes of whom will never be


seen again.
The stars of the project
are six former Negro
League players who will
share their experiences
with the goal of kindling the
interest of a new generation
of youth in America's pas-
time.
For its part, Cox Commu-
ni cations is organizing the
event, with support from
ESPN, to emphasize the im-
portance of diversity within
the community and within
its workforce and to give
back in a unique way to the
community it serves.
"These men have a
tremendous story to share.
They are living links to a by-
gone era that required all of
their courage and determi-
nation to pursue their


Commissioner Stone recognized


by FAC for course work


Baseball veterans bring heritage to Ocala


August 3 ~ Estate Documents Part I
August 10 ~ Estate Documents Part 2
August 17 ~ Estate Documents Part 3
August 24 ~ The Hiring of Professionals
August 31 ~ Have You Invested in a Ponzi
Scheme?
September 7 ~ Contractual Income

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WEST MARION


SEIGTE COMMUNIllES & BUSINESSES BElWEEN Sit 200 AND US 27

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
papef ffom boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.

CONTACT BYFORMATION
(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-92T77
8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481

*Editor -Michel Northsea
*Circulation Barbara Jaggers
*Inside Sales/Office Coord'inator- Pauline Moore
*Advertising Sales-Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile
*Regionalillanager- John Provost

Deadline for news:
Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication.
TPDF Member of the Community Papers of Florida
I want to get news Deadline for
in the Nlessenger. Advertising
Call editor Michel Northsea at
352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to Casfe edrAs
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County has experienced a 31
percent drop in taxable prop-
erty value, or a decrease of
approximately $6.2 billion.
Commissioners directed
County Administrator Dr.
Lee A. Niblock to prepare a
balanced budget without in-
creasing property taxes. Be-
cause of declining property
values, reaching that goal
would mean cuts to Marion
County's departments and
constitutional offices.
The proposed cuts to Mar-
ion County's overall budget
equal $82.3 million, which is
a 14 percent decrease. This
cut includes $21.9 million
from the general fund, which
pays for various county serv-
ices including animal serv-
ices, growth management,
parks and recreation, public
safety communication and
public libraries among oth-
ers.
Now, Marion County com-
missioners will review the
proposed budget and pre-
pare for July's budget work-
shops. They will also host two
public hearings before ap-
proving the final budget in
September. All workshops
and public hearings are open
to the public.


were in Fore Ranch. And
she wasn't prepared to bid
on either one.
One of the townhouses
went for $37,500 and the
other $47,500.
Phipps hadn't come to
buy but simply wanted to
see what the auction was
all about.
"(I was blown away," she
admitted. "Everything was
happening so fast."
Typically, 25 to 30 homes


Marion County Budget Di-
rector Michael Tomich pre-
sented Marion County's
proposed budget for the
2010-2011 fiscal year today.
The proposed line item and
capital improvement budget
calls for holding the general
fund millage rate the same as
the current 2009-2010 fiscal
year, or at 3.9 mills. A millage
rate of 3.9 equates to $3.90 for
each $1,000 of taxable prop-
erty values, or $390 for a
home with a taxable value of
$100,000.
In the proposed budget,
many of Marion County's as-
sessments will also remain
the same, including the
$165.99 residential fire as-
sessment, $87 solid waste as-
sessment and $15 stormwater
assessment.
According to Property Ap-
praiser Villie Smith, the total
taxable property value de-
clined by 11.9 percent this
year, resulting in a $2.2 bil-
lion shortfall. That dollar
amount is slightly less than
the 2009-2010 fiscal year in
which the value decreased
by1.5 percent, resulting in a
loss of $2.4 billion. Over the
last three years, Marion




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Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa,
Jacksonville, Melbourne,
and Sarasota.
Of the 86 homes auc-
tioned in Marion County,
25 were in Ocala and much
to Phipps amazement- two


Want to learn more about
the importance of every-
thing from Harper's Ferry
to Dred Scott to the Mis-
souri Compromise that laid
the groundwork for The
Civil War?
Then Prelude to The
Civil War is a can't-miss
class offered 3 p.m. Aug. 17
by Master the Possibilities,
the education arm of On
Top of the World Commu-
nities, the award-winning
master planned commu-
nit3
Offered at Master the
Possibilities' campus at
8415 SW 80th St., the one-
hour lecture will discuss
factors leading up to the
Civil War. It covers the pe-
riod 1776-1861 with an em-
phasis on the North's
industrialization through
the use of free men, and
the South's reliance on
slave labor to maintain an
agrarian culture.
Prelude to The Civil
War is being taught by at-


those new to the auction
way of buying.
Noel said potential buy-
ers should do their home-
work before bidding by
going online to check out
what the value of the prop-
erty is in today's market.
"Don't get caught up in
the frenzy of wanting to
win the bid. Set your price
and don't go over it," she
said.
Cindy and her husband,
Don, went home without a
new home when the 3,374-
square-foot, four-bedroom,
four-bath home, previously
valued at $360,000 went for
$120,000 more than they
were willing to pay


This class is free,
open to the public.

torney Gerald R. Colen, a
lifelong devotee of Civil
War history who has re-
searched and lectured ex-
tensively about the conflict
for nearly a quarter cen-
tury. Colen has assembled
a vast personal library of
Civil War books, correspon-
dence and documents, and
has visited all major battle-
fields of the war, as well as
many minor-battle sites.
This class is free and
open to the public. Regis-
tration is available online
24-hours-a-day at Mas-
terthePossibilities.com or
by calling (352) 854-3699.
Plans also call for
Colen to conduct a three-
part lecture series on The
Civil War during the winter
term, says Daniel E Dowd,
On Top of the World Com-
munities' director of edu-
cation.


They had come to the
auction in hopes of buying
a new primary home.
Others fared better.
Auctioneer Wayne
Wheat said the words
"sold" many times over the
evening as a house in Rain-
bow Lakes was purchased
for $75,000; a 3/2, 1,252-
square-foot house in Belle-
view for $47,500; a lot in
Lake Diamond for $5,000; a
duplex on Northwest 57
Court for $42,500; a condo
on Northeast 19 Place for
$16,500; a 3/2, 1,200-square-
foot home in Ft McCoy for
$40,000, a 3/2 cement block
house on Southwest 41st
Street Road for $15,000, a
2/2 villa in On Top of the
World for $25,000 and
more. Overall, 40 homes
sold during the evening for
$2.2 million.
Listening to the prices
the different homes were
going for made Noel think
of her days in Kentucky
"These prices wouldn't
buy you a thoroughbred,"
she joked.
For those making last
week's auction all is not
lost.
Some transactions may
fall through and in those
situations, the properties
are made available
through REDC's website,
Au ion predicts there
will other auctions by
REDC in Ocala, although
none are scheduled yet.
"We're pleased with the
results from the auction.
First-time homeowners
and investors walked away
with some incredible bar-
gains," said Jeff Frieden,
CEO of REDC. He also
pointed out that when a
hore nosule 1s ao nt n
because a new family is
paying a mortgage, prop-
erty taxes, gas, electric and
water bills, and they're cre-
ating jobs by hiring land-
scapers, painters and
electricians, which in turn
fuels the economy.


The "Forever Young"
group of Christ's Church
of Marion County re-
cently enjoyed a luau. *
Most participants wore
their "Hawaiian" outfits
for the event that at-
tracted a good turnout.
Small prizes were
awarded for "What Do w. *
You Know About Hawaii" a
and the people choice
award for the best Hawai-
ian outfit.
"The food was great
and the fellowship even Sandi Kemp, left, and
better," said one Forever Annette Ware, right.
Young member.


Annette Ware, Debbie (Sheri Westman's sister),
Vivian Woodruff, Sharon Lombardo, Marisela Blue
and Patsy and Billy Nichols.


are auctioned per hour -a
fast but manageable pace
for buyers, said Rick Wein-
berg, vice-president of
public relations.
Phipps wasn't the only
one attending a real estate
auction for the first time.
When the questioned was
posed to the audience,
more than 50 percent
raised their hands indicat-
ing they were at their first
auction.


Others in the audience
were investors.
Sheila Noel, of Williston,
was hoping to buy her sec-
ond piece of property from
REDC. Earlier this year,
she was the successful bid-
der on an on-line auction.
Now, she was interested in
two pieces of property in
the Morriston area.
Noel bought her first in-
vestment piece of real es-
tate which had been used
as a grow house and
needed lots offix-up with
some of her 401K money
after realizing the stock
market wasn't doing much
for her bottom line.
She offered advice to


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August 13 -2:00pm
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B lives of caregivers and people living
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effective communication tips, how environment can play
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dementia. Presented by Terrie Hardison, Executive
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August 20 2:00pm
Do you know when to call 911 for
a medical conditions Some people delay calling
911 because they are unsure whether their medical
condition or complaint is an emergency. There are
specific conditions that should not wait. Presented
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adversely affect your diabetic numbers Learn about
making dining out more pleasurable. Presented by
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System.

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August 27 2:00pm
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insight into some reasons for
certain behavioral issues, along with tips on
dealing with them. You may be surprised about
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The "Mystery Eleanor Roo-
sevelt" appears (unexpect-
edly) at a Fairfield Village
meeting. The HOA "Presi-
dent" Phil Geissal had said
that he wanted to have
what he called "...a fireside
chat without the fire" to
dispel rumors and update
interested residents about
thus prpsed property ac-

their individual ideas and
opinions while they enjoyed
coffee, punch, and cookies
provided by Geissal and his
wife. The resulting conversa-
tions and social time with
lots of laughter heard among
the groups proved once again
that Fairfield Village is a
lively place filled with lovely
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owners and not property
renters for several different
reasons." He said that if the
purchase turned out to be
impractical or too costly for
him and his wife that they
would ask for the return of
their "earnest money" and
would then wish everyone
well with whatever turned
out to be the best choice for
other FFV residents.
When asked what she
thought of Geissal's "fireside
chat," resident Joan Klear
said: "Phil explained in the
simplest way possible how
the acquisition process
works. He assured everyone
of the built-in safety factors
for their investments and
that they could opt out at any
time and have their money
refunded if they find that this
investment will not work for
them."
The almost 35 minute
presentation ended with an
invitation for those present
to stay and informally talk
and discuss with each other


dent was hearkening back to
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's
radio broadcasts during
WWII when the beloved
president (who was crippled
by Polio) communicated with
the nation about the U.S., the
war in Europe, and the war
in the Pacific. Some of FFV's
residents recalled hearing
those radio broadcasts; how-
ever, many more have only
heard recordings of those
poignant messages about our
nation and about the troops
fighting to defend the USA.
Journalist Tom Brokaw re-
spectfully called those peo-
ple who grew up during the
Great Depression which was
then followed by WWII, "The
Greatest Generation.
As I think of my mother
and my father (he was a part
of the European conflict), I
totally agree with the nomen-
clature. Most of those Ameri-
cans loved this country
beyond words to describe
their feelings adequately.
How often do we hear people
expressing a wish that young
people today could under-
stand what our service men
and women (along with their
families) sacrificed to pre-
serve our freedoms during
World War II? They enlisted
in the armed forces, worked
in plants to help the war ef-
fort, and participated will-
ingly in rationing, while
many died or were perma-
nently incapacitated as they
fought against groups like the
Nazis who had created the
Holoomisthave digressed!
Please pardon my sentimen-
tal declaration of love and re-

tradpa ents,mand 0%tes' o


whom I personally
have such fond memories,
They seemed, almost univer-
sally, to want a better life for
their descendants and were
willing to pay the ultimate
price if necessary to secure
that for the future. What a
legacy they left us!
Now, back to the "..fireside
chat."
The intent of the evening
(according to Fairfield Vil-
lage HOA Board members)
was to give an opportunity
for those interested to get
some true information about
the possibility of the FFV
property becoming an ROC
--Resident Owned Commu-
nity. Phil Geissal (HOA pres-
ident), Don Ouellette (HOA
board member and FMO
president), and other mem-
bers of the HOA board and
volunteers from the commu-
nity said that they have been
working diligently since ear-
lier this year to obtain factual
information about the possi-
ble acquisition. Vicky Krentz
and Jennifer Tobin of FMO
Conversion Services have
visited FFV regularly to
make sure that interested
residents had the opportu-
nity to ask any questions they
had about the acquisition.
Geissal said, "As might be
expected, misinformation
has circulated through the
community with the result
being some unfortunate con-
fusion among the residents. I
hope my time this evening


helped to clear up some of
that confusion. That was my
only reason for having this
time together." He went on to
say that the appearance of
"..the stripping Eleanor Roo-
sevelt was totally my wife's
idea..she is responsible for
that so I hope that people
were entertained and not of-
fended. It was done strictly in
innocent fun."
During the 34 %/ minute
presentation, Geissal shared
with residents his rationale
for being a part of the group
interested in purchasing the
property. He reiterated that
the choice to be a part of the
non-profit co-operative (or
corporation) "..is a matter of
personal choice." He said
that he hoped that all Fair-
field Village residents would
make the decision that was
appropriate for their fam-
ily-whatever they deter-
mined that to be.
Geissal went on to say that
being a part of the purchase
was not something that
would be right for every res-
ident. "If we are able to pur-
chase the property, some
residents will logically
choose to remain as 'renters'
and that just makes good
sense for them." He empha-
sized, "My wife and I are very
interested in the possibility
of acquisition because we
love Fairfield Village and
plan to spend the rest of our
lives here; however, we
would prefer to be property


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Thursday, Aug. 5. Even more
unexpected was her so-
called "stripping act" much
to the amusement of those
present. Please refer to the
photos which show the "Mys-
tery Mrs. FDR" as she per-
formed a comic routine
spoofingthe First Lady of the
mid '30s to the mid '40s
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demeanor and social aware-
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according to the imperson-
ator whose laugh-provoking
silliness brought reminis-
cences of a time unique in
American history.
The HOA president, Phil
Geissal, had invited anyone
who was interested to what
he called "34%l/ minutes with
the president and his lovely
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Build it and they

will come really?
No bones about it. Having a
strong, diverse, economic base
keeps an area vibrant.
But how much are we willing to give
upto gt it?
Apparently, lots.
Mlarion County commissioners
added an Irvine Regional Activity Cen-
ter to the much talked about update to
the county's comprehensive plan.
Irvine is the exchange amidst acres
of rolling farmland half way between
Ocala and Gainesville. This area is al-
ready in an area designate by commis-
sioners as a farmland preservation
area.
Years ago, county staff, commission-
ers and residents recognized the value
of the green space afforded by farm-
land. The decision was made to pre-
serve those bucolic areas because they
attracted people
to move to the -
area, provided Editorial
recharge aes
for our water and ,
added to the existing agricultural base
already in our county.
The recent preliminary approval of
the activity center would one day in-
clude a research and development
center, a hotel complex, a business
community and another 1,000 homes.
During the public comment portion
of the discussion, opponents spoke in
favor of preserving their farmland and
not giving way to development. They
pointed out approval of the plan in
Irvine would promote urban sprawl.
Recently, the City of Ocala developed
a five-square enterprise zone around
the Ocala Airport to attract business.
There is still room for more business
to move to that area. Looking along
Northwest 44th Avenue between U.S.
27 and County Road 326 we see many
empty building that once housed man-
ufacturing type jobs. Around the Dun-
nellon Airport there is room for more
businesses. Bottom line, we aren't
using what we have.
Even understanding that Mlarion
County has a labor force of more than
133,000 people and we're sitting here
with 13.9 percent unemployment up
from seven percent in other years -
permitting more property for business
development won't solve the problem.
Figures from the county's economic
development groups also show we

Please see MESSAGE, Page 8

w e iT t A aoN

M sene

PUBLISHER.
GERR Y MULLIGAN
REGIONAL MANAGER:
J 0H NPR 0V 0ST
EDITOR:
MICHEL NORTHSEA


6 Wednesday, August 11, 8010 messengermessenger MESSENGER messeng~ermesseng~ermesseng~ermesseng~ermesner ssnr


study some last minute changes or re-
quests that had been added to the plan.
Thse "llth hurp hange dn laund dt
to mining and an "Irvine Regional Activ-
ity Center." (The first hearing on this plan
was 2008 so one wonders why these plans
surface now.)
only Commissioner Jim Payton dis-
agreed with Fitos. Commissioner Charlie
Stone did point out that some in the audi-
ence might not be able to attend the
rescheduled meeting, but he still voted in
favor of the continuation.
The following week, commissioners did
take the public comment and then agreed
toespend the tpla onmtomTal ahase to t
their comments. So at this point, nothing
is set in stone.
Commissioners didn't make many
friends the night they delayed the com-
ments from the public.
Outside one resident was on his cell
phone calling his neighbors saying not to
rsmhe wled. bHee ofer there ing to h s
neighbors that too many people had
shown up to voice their o inions.
When it comes to politics, perception is
about the same as gospel people form an
opinion and then make it out to be the
The public would have been better
s sedhoand codmmu 1eoneer delayed thte
springs' element of the plan until the fol-
lowing week. They should have taken the
public comment on the night promised

Please see FRIENDS, Page 8


it is best to

side re catione
This, however,
has 'not always
been my prac-
tice down
through fathe
years. In fct, I
am dnoth very
good w en it
tio ng anything,
just ask the Gra-


,rthsea

What's worse than having to go
d~oaw~no oa tublicohea ri at the
The answer is having to go twice to ex-
press your opinions.
In recent weeks, Marion County com-
missioners held numerous public hear-
ings in preparation for updating the
existing comprehensive plan for the
county. Those meetings have focused on
tnri s r it n aeas ri teopa t fon,
nomic sustainability to future land use in
the county
On Ju y 28, the meeting topic was a -
vertised as public comment on the future
ladmuseeiof he eonybduh tht prf in o
ing week. Despite the almost packed
hi s te bab d inine thae d src -
to other elements of the comprehensive
plan.
In suggesting the continuation, Com-
mxitsrson Cdhair Barbdra vFtotsh sai se
sioners and citizens the opportunity to


cious Mistress of the Parsonage.
As of late, though, I have been practic-
ing caution like I was going to Carnegie
Hall. I am not very good at it yet, but my
goal is to come to the point of perfection in
the area of caution as it touches my per-
son, particularly my health and well-
being. This may be because I have
reached that age when most men go
through a midlife crisis.
You can always tell when a man is going
through his midlifeherisis. He usually
wants t prove hethei asee gow 2t50

something. Carelessly throwing caution to
the wind, he attempts to do something be-
yond the energy of his existing body. One
sure way to tell if a man is having a midlife
crisis is to notice his recent injuries.
Personally, when I was 20 I was not good
at anything, which has enabled me to skip
my midlife crisis. I am glad to be 50 (okay,
maybe I am a tad over 50) because now
when I get tired I can say I am tired and sit
down. At 50-something I have absolutely
nothing to prove. I am no better or worse
than I was when I was 20. It is, as my wife
notes, the ageless wonder of incompe-
tency
The difficulty with growing old is that
the lda mmory jic de sotflosw as
of us never had a real gusher in that de-
partment anyway. The more memories I
have, it seems, the less I am able to recall
them in the innocency of their reality.
Like the fisherman who tells the size of
the one that got away. Memory seems to
add or subtract according to the benefit of
the person conjuring up the memory.
A big problem a man in mid-life crisis
has is that he does not remember how
good he actually was when he was 20, un-
less of course, his wife knew him at that
time. If he could, he would not have to try
to replicate it when he is 50. This is one of
the unique advantages of maturing. For-
getting always leads to exaggerating. And,
exaggerating at 50-something leads to in-
juries. The only purpose of this is to im-
press people who really are not being
impressed.
As we grow older things begin to
change, and some things change for the
better. For me, when I was 20, I could not
admit to anybody that I was tired. I would
have been the laughingstock in my com-
munity if I would admit any such phe-
nomena. You know what they say about
the unlimited energy that young people
have. Now that I am in my 50s, I can blame
my advancing years on just about any-
thing.
"I love to do that, but at my age I don't


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voting you must call the Su-
pervisor's office (620-3290)
and request a ballot. This
must be done no later than
5 PM, Aug. 18th,
You can also e-mail a re-
quest for an absentee bal-
lot at
Absentee~VoteMarion.co
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tions, there is no excuse
not to vote.
Have you learned your
way around the new Pub-
lix? I have heard a few


complaints that the store is
too big and you get tired
before you finish shopping.
However, the store is beau-
tiful and as you become fa-
miliar with it, you won't
take as long to shop. Also,
the other shops in the cen-
ter are beginning to open.
The McDonald's will soon
be completed. They have a
sign out advertising "now
hiring". Does anyone know
what is going to locate in
the "old" Publix?


pool are actually home-
owners and their guests.
In the past, we have had
a problem with people
from the outside just com-
ing and jumping in the
pool. Remember, this is our
pool and is for the use of
Quail Meadow residents
who are QMRPOA mem-
bers and their guests.
There will be a very im-
portant meeting on
Wednesday, the 18th, of
those interested in partici-
pating in the annual Craft

the past, only Quail
Meadow residents were al-
lowed to have a booth,
However, this year, out-
siders may apply for space
if they are sponsored by a
Quail Meadow home-


owner. If you have any
questions, please call
Carol Sjogren 732-5921.
October is going to be a
busy month. VaxCare will
once again be at the club-
house to administer vacci-
nations for flu, pneumonia,
and tetanus. Oct. 12, 2010 is
the date. They will be at
the clubhouse between 2
and 4 p.m. Information and
sign-up sheets are posted
in the clubhouse.
Also in October, The Red
Hot Fillies of the Meadow

Women's Show on Oct.
15th. We will go on a char-
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clubhouse. Call Carolyn
Slocumb for more informa-
tion and to register to go
with us.
It's almost time to vote.


temperatures? A
good place to cool off is the
pool at the clubhouse. Re-
member to wear your ID
wrist band. If you don't
have one, call Lil Carie.
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identify that those in the


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With residents
Commissioner Charie
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This is a privilege we have
as American citizens. Our
clubhouse is the voting
precinct for our neighbor-
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However, if you would like
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idents and 74 prospective
buyers at the event. Cou-
ples and singles brought a
bottle of their favorite wine
and told why it was a fa-
vorite. Prospective buyers
were given either a white
or red wine from the Stone
Creek Grille. Then the peo-
ple at the table tasted the
various wines. Cheese and
fruit trays were provided
by Stella's Modern Pantry
in downtown Ocala. There
was wine trivia hosted by
Marion Pierlioni which
was won by table 14. This
table answered 17 out of 20
questions correctly. Table
13 came in second with 16
correct answers. Was one
table talking too loudly?
Then each table sent their
appointed wine connois-
seur for a wine tasting con-
test. This event was hosted
by Harvey Paskin and
Jerry Martin and what a
great job they did! The
winner of the wine tasting
contest was Art Norek.
Congratulation Art for
beating 16 other contest-
ants! Art won a $25 gift cer-
tifictate to Stella's Modern

Prior to the Wine Tasting


Many of us come to an
event and enjoy and never
realize all the work that
goes into making an event
successful. This event was
spearheaded by Lifestyle
Director, Jennifer Giraldo
along with the help of the
Social Committee and the
newly formed Gourmet
Group. Thanks to the fol-
lowing volunteers. Each of
the tables was hosted by a
resident or resident cou-
ple. These hosts were a big
part of the success of the
evening. Ray Matko and
Debbie Beitel did the set-
up; Beth Mueller and Pat
Zadareky were in charge of
food and beverage; Karen
Snelson and Joyce Sal-
adino were the ticket tak-
ers and clean up was done
by many of volunteers from
the Social Committee and
the Gourmet Group. The
event was partially spon-
sored by Del Webb which
cut the ticket price in half.
From the positive feed-
back that Lifestyle Direc-
tor Jennifer Giraldo
received, more wine and
cheese parties are planned
a~s well as te 2Td tgnu~all
2011.


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While temperatures

have been warmer
than normal here
in Ocala, Stone Creek has
been trying to help resi-
dents beat the heat.
At the beautiful ~lan Spa
pool, non-alcoholic
slushies are served on
Wednesday from 3 to 5
p.m. and on Fridays from
12 to 2 p.m. during July and
August. Wednesday's spe-
cial in July was strawberry
and Friday's special was
pina volada. Starting in Au-
gust, Wednesday's flavor
will be strawberry banana.
So head over to the pool
and enjoy some refresh-
ments compliments of Del

WLba t Friday, Stone Creek
hosted a Wine Tasting


,_ __ _
Trivia winners came from table 14 and included Walter
and Ann Zaniboni, Shirley Sullivan, Bonnie and Dave
Johnson, Pete Markish Jack Sullivan is not pictured.


Art Norek was the winner
of the wine tasting contest

Event, prospective buyers
were greeted by the Stone
Creek Ambassadors. The
Lifestyle Director along
with the Fitness Director
and sales personnel gave a
lifestyle seminar. All as-
pects of living at Stone
Creek were discussed. The
Stone Creek Grille pro-
vided the food for this
event.
s nwithsall events, many


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Some of Stone Creek's ambassadors ready to greet
prospective buyers prior to the wine-tasting event.


Get more for your money
this summer when you buy
a gift card from Candler Hills
Restaurant between now and
September 30, 2010.


Purchase a gift card in
any amount $50 or more and
receive 10% off the cost.
(i.e. Purchase a $50 gift card for only $45.)


Sample a plethora of delicious
appetizers including slider trio
sandwiches of hamburger, meatball or
fish, pitas with hummus, bruschetta,
assorted pizzas, veggie fries with
ranch dressing and jalepeiio poppers.
Drink specials available.


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SinC Udes 1 drink per person


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FRIENDS

continued from Page 6

and then delayed the ac-
tual vote for the following
week
Commissioners were in
their legal right to have a


but it is not a good way to
do business. It is a good
way to fuel discontent with
government.
No wonder Amendment
Four, an amendment that
puts change to the compre-
hensive plan in the hands
of the people, is on the bal-
lot in November.



MESSAGE

continued from Page 6

have a workforce of more
than 650,000 people living
in other counties that new
companies can draw from.
Do we want to give up our
farmland to give a person
in another county a job?
All of these updates to
the comprehensive plan
made in recent weeks are
too carry us for the next 25
years. We need to get it
right.
These updates to the
plan now must go the De-
partment of Community Af-
fairs where another sets of
eyes, or a dozen sets, will
review our plans. They'll
let us know where they
think our county didn't get
it right.
This proposal might have
given them something to
write about.








































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By Adon Williams
SOCIAL SECURITY
DISTRICT MANAGER ,
OCALA

These days, almost every-
one gets their benefit pay-
r l~y~ment by direct deposit.
.Ct Whether you receive Social
Security or Supplemental
,* Security Income (SSI), you
~can depend on your payment
1) arriving in your account on
c~ ~.-time, every time. If you don't
(,I already have direct deposit,
there are good reasons to
sign up. For one, less money
and time spent driving to the
bank to cash your check
helps you save. Second,
fewer paper checks, en-
velopes, and stamps, and less
fuel to deliver the checks



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for some areas. Other areas
bear the brunt of flooding.
Some areas of the nation are
plagued by tornadoes, and
still others must deal with
wildfires, severe thunder-
storms, or even earthquakes.
If you are unfortunate
enough to be in the line of a
natural disaster, the last
thing you want is for your in-
come to be interrupted be-
cause of an evacuation or a
missing mailbox. With direct


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on time no matter what.
When on vacation, direct
deposit ensures payments
will be deposited into your
account on time, so there's
no reason to worry about the
safety of your benefit or to
ask a neighbor to look out for
your check when you are
away.
As an added bonus, many
banks offer free checking ac-
counts for people who use di-
rect deposit because it saves
the bank the cost of process-


ing paper payments. In addi-
tion, the payment probably
will show up in your bank ac-
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check will appear in the
mailbox ... and there's no
need to cash it. It's already in
the bank.
Skip the line at the bank,
save money, get your pay-
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can depend on your payment
being in the bank no matter
what. You can do all of this
with direct deposit. Learn
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For the diabetic foot, properly fitted shoes are
critical. Through proper foot care
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improved foot health means
Less risk for complications
That can lead to amputation.
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MAY HELP DIABETICS
Recent research has
uncovered links between gum
disease and other parts of the
body that previously may have
seemed unlikely. For instance,
periodontitis has been
associated with an increased
risk of heart disease and
stroke, which makes a good
case for addressing gum
inflammation. More levenl~l
researchers have discovered
another potential benefit of
keeping gum disease at bay.
According to research, it has
been found that treating
periodontal disease in
diabetics may lower their
insulin levels. Researchers
suggest that the connection is
based on bacterial infections
of the mouth that cause
inflammation, which results in
chemical changes that reduce
the effectiveness of insulin
produced in the body. As a
consequence, diabetics find it
morel difficult to control their
At the office of Mark E.
Hampton, D.DS, we work
with our patients so they can
achieve and maintain
beautiful smile and healthier
gumms an te th. We taea the
explain their treatment options
and inform them of additional
preventative care. Most adults
with gum disease are unaware
that they have it. Periodontal
disease is usually a slow,
painless, progressive disease.
You need not lose your teeth
to gum disease. If diagnosed
early, the teeth can be saved.
We're located at 11902 Illinois
Street, Dunnellon. Where we
are currently accepting new
patients. Please call 352-489-
5071 to schedule an
appointment. "We're
Dedicated to Excellent
Dentistry."
P.S. Previous research has
found that 90 percent of
patients with periodontal
disease were at risk for
developing Type 2 diabetes.
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ance would cover that, I
have no idea, but neither
does anybody else, only my

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this, I was reminded of a
word from the Proverbs.
"Whoso boasteth himself of a
false gift is like clouds and
wnd w tout rain" (Proverbs

Whoever boasts to others
about their physical prowess


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The Rev James L. Snyder
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 at352-687-4240 or e-
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have the energy." This has
covered a multitude of smns,
for which I am so grateful. Of
boreac wdhoe shave on
their 80s invites me to go for
a walk, what in the world
can you say to that?
This next one has to be
one of my favorites. "I would
love to do that but I have to
get home for my afternoon
nap." The person will look at
me, notice my maturing fea-
tures and understand that I
desperately do need a nap,
or something resembling my
beauty sleep.
I found one the other
week that has proved quite
beneficial. I was invited to a
function during the evening,
which turned out to be a
rather boring affair. Once
the meal was over people
were milling around en-
gaged in small talk. Nothing
bores me quicker than small
talk. Not knowing what to
do, I pondered the situation
for some time. Then, like
lightning from the heavens, I
was struck with a brilliant
idea. I went up to my host
and said, "I'm sorry, but it is
getting near my bedtime and
I have strict orders from my
d et rh et to bedmee ly

It worked like a charm.
Everybody understood that
a person of my age needs tO
go to bed early. I do not knOW
who thought this up, I think
it was probably Benjamin
Franklin, but whoever it
was, I owe them a steak din-
ner. It has now become part
of my get-out-of-boring-
situations arsenal.
I was thinking about thiS
the other day another good
excuse popped into my
head. Somebody invited me
to come and play softball. At
the time, they caught me off
guard and I was trying to
wiggle out of such an invita-
tion. Then it dawned on me.
"I am sorry, I would like to
but my health insurance
does not cover that kind of
activity."
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each flyer used, the center
will receivel5 percent of
the sales.
The participating Bob
Evans restaurant is at
13000 SW 95 Circle, Ocala.
District 22 candidates
to address club
The Republican Club of
Ocala Palms holds its Au-
gust meeting exactly one
week before the Primary
Election. Principal speak-
ers for the evening will be
John Deakins and Remzey
Samarrai vying for the
Florida House Seat, Dis-
trict 22. And there will be
an open discussion on the
primary ballot with sam-
tplet on hand, other reg se
who wishes to register or
change party affiliation
and tickets available at $5
each for the September
picnic. All told, a full
evening to get voters en-
thused about choices and
the future. The Club ex-
tends an open invitation
for 7:00 p.m. on August
17th,
Free CPR
classes offered
Marion County Fire Res-

Oala nce tionled ca
Center will offer free CPR
Classes in upcoming
weeks.
Instructors from Marion
County Fire Rescue and


Ocala Regional Medical
Center will teach adult,
child and infant CPR skills
that are critical in keeping
oxygenated blood flowing
to vital organs until profes-
sional help arrives. These
classes are educational in
nature and do not offer of-
ficial CPR certification.
The next class is Thurs-
day, Aug. 26, 2010 6 p.m. at
MCFR Operations, 3230 SE
Maricamp Road, Ocala
Additional classes will
be offered in the fall.
For more information
and to register for a com-
munity CPR course, visit
www.marioncountyfl~org/F
ireRtescue.
Shabbat experience
Planned for Aug. 13
Congregation Beth Israel
of Ocala presents a Shab-
bat Experience on Friday
Aug. 13, at 6pm at the
Collins Medical Resource
Center 9401 SR 200, Build-
ing 300 in Ocala.
The program will feature
Jennifer Singer, Educa-
tional Director of Congre-
gation Kol HaNeshama
(Reconstructionist) in
Sarasota who will lead in
joyous song and worship.
Her daughter, Sarah, will
enhance the service with
her beautiful soprano
voice.
There will be a short
service starting at 6pm fol-


Two monthly meetingS
For Alzheimer's support
If you are a caregiver of
a loved one with Dementia
or Alzheimer's disease, or
daebeeinhrecetl s a
Emeritus Ocala West
would like to invite you to
its monthly support groups.
Emeritus Ocala West
staff will be available to
discuss our unique Join
Their Journey Program.
There is no cost to attend
this group and everyone
who is living with a friend
or family member with De-
mentia or Alzheimer's is
encouraged to attend.
sSu port gr upsoaree te
month from 5p.m. to 6p.m.
or the last Thursday of
every month from 5p.m. to
7 p.m.
Please contact Phyllis
Mullins, Memory Care Di-
rector at (352) 861-4444 for
more information. Emeri-
tus Ocala West is located
9070 S.W 80th Ave., Ocala,
FL 34481.
Dining out helps
blind center
The Florida Center for
thjndVisu Ilyb Imnirfrd m
those eating-out Aug. 11, 4
to 8 p.m. at Bob Evans.
Volunteers from the cen-
ter will be on hand to hand
out flyers to diners. For


PHOTO BY JIM CLARK
Lelia ni a nd Ma hea la ni of Aloha Prod uctions in Orla ndo entertained the crowd at the
Isla nd FestivalI at On Top of the World Saturday evening.They even got members of the
crowd involved later in the performance.


lowed by a traditional
Shabbat meal. Special
Shabbat songs and bless-
ings after the meal will
conclude the program.
There will be no 8pm serv-
ices on that evening. The


cost is $18 per person. Con-
tact Estelle @ 352.237-8277
for reservations by August

Congregation Beth Israel
is a liberal, inclusive, pro-
gressive Jewish congrega-


tion under the guidance of
the Jewish Reconstruc-
tionist Federation.
'Since I Don't Have
You' group on stage
Jimmy Beaumont and
The Skyliners recorded
one of the all-time greatest
hit songs of rock and roll,
"Since I Don't Have You,"
in 1958. Throughout more
than 5 decades of popular-
ity, this golden masterpiece
has been recorded by other
nationally known artists
with their lown mrrane
Donna Geroom, Nick Pocik

Groom and legendary
leader Jimmy Beaumont,
continue to thrill audi-
ences in the United States
and Canad a!
Enjoy a night of music
and nostalgia on Saturday,
Aug. 14th at 7 pm at the Cir-
cle Square Cultural Center
located at 8395 SW 80th St,
Ocala.
For more information
visit: www.CSCulturalCen-
ter~com, or call 352-854-
3670.
Collectors and
Vendors wanted

indeie tdo br thet teosale
browsers and talk about


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at 465-1460.

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?Two Sisters Antiques by
calling 208-5512.
This year's event, Aug.
21, 4 to 9 p.m., is the sev-
enth annual Hot Summer
Night Festival held by
Dunnellon's Historic Mer-
chants.


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Lutheran Church

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GeraonSLuangduag Woship
1st. Sunday of each month
3:00 pm
Wednesday Evening
Worship 6:45 pm
Nursery Provided
Edward Holloway, Pastor
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