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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Stone Creek........3 Happenings..........3 Fairfield Village..4 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 19 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST3, 2011 Puzzles Page 5 Opinion Page 6 8Wednesday, August 3, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger STYLE #13434 4PC BABY SET STYLE #33130-2-PC PANT SET STYLE #36702 CHAMPION 2-PC SHORT SET STYLE #25038 DORA 3-PC SKIRT SET STYLE #32874 ADIDAS SHIRT STYLE #78105 HANNAH MONTANA CAPRI PAJAMAS STYLE #38823 NBA LICENSED JERSEY STYLE #56322 LEVI JEANS We stock only top quality, namebrand merchandise. The latest styles and popular fashions your kids will be proud to wear. Our clothes are displayed in leading department stores. If you are qualified to buy from us youll never again pay expensive store prices. You can buy the same merchandise from us at 50% to 70% below store prices. Just think of all the money youll be saving. GUARANTEED... LOWEST PRICES IN THE COUNTRY Log on now Charlieskidsfashion.com 0008VA7 Marion Countys Only 4-Star Boarding & Grooming For Your Pet! All breed pet grooming Quality trims Caring & gentle 10411 SW 105th St. Ocala 352-861-4566 K ENNEL P ET S ITTING AND G ROOMING K ENNEL P ET S ITTING AND G ROOMING K ENNEL P ET S ITTING AND G ROOMING 0008LO8 Help Us Welcome April to Our Team!! $5.00 OFF 1ST GROOMING With April THANKS FOR VOTING US#1 0008VOV $ 3 99 0008TU4 Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Exp. 8/10/11 Exp. 8/10/11 Coupons good at all Ocala locations. 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT Limit 2 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED (BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING) 1 SIDE MEAT & POTAOTES 8 pc. all dark with large mashed potatoes $ 9 99 Exp. 8/10/11 $ 3 99 Limit 2 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Exp. 8/10/11 N ew $ 3 49 When a non-descript cardboard box weighing 40 pounds was delivered to Ocala Fire Rescue recently, Battalion Chief Brian Stoothoff knew exactly what was contained within from looking at the return address: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This story actually began two years ago. I read in a magazine an article that the Port Authority was offering steel from the World Trade Center to organizations that would commit to creating a display to preserve the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11. I immediately drafted a letter and completed the required paperwork. I was elated when we received notification that Ocala would be receiving an artifact, said Stoothoff. The piece of steel beam will soon be placed on display inside the Fire Administration building, as a powerful remembrance of the events that unfolded on 911-01, where 2,606 civilians including 343 New York firefighters died in the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings. Although the piece of steel is rusted and battered, the steel beam has special meaning. It is not known which tower the steel is from, however it is marked by investigators in white chalk as piece number H-0061s. My hope is to eventually create an exhibit to display the steel beam in a fire station where people can sit and reflect on what happened that day. We have photographs and other memorabilia that we would like to have appropriately displayed states Chief Stoothoff. This September will mark the10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. World Trade Center artifact given to Ocala OCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOThis 40-pound piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be put on display in Ocala. Island Festival set at OTOW SaturdayJoin the fun and get that tropical feeling from the Pacific and Caribbean islands on Saturday, Aug. 6, when The Town Square at Circle Square Commons hosts the exciting fourth annual Island Festival. The evening of family fun will include beautiful Island dancers dressed in authentic and colorful costumes, Polynesian and fire knife dancers, tropical face painting, lei and basket making stations, fun games, food vendors and much more! Bring the whole family to the Island Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. on The Town Square rain or shine! The Town Square is located at 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CircleSquareCommons.com PHOTO BY CATHY DONAHUEGolf tourney donation Sams Club recently donated a check for $2,500 to the Special Olympics Marion County Golf Tournament Benefit which is being held on Sept. 17 at Ocala Palms. Anyone wishing to enter the tournament can contact Peter Kowal at 352-629-5407. From the left are Dominic Tasillo, committee member and Ocala Palms volunteer; Abel Gonzalez, Sams assistant membership manager; Diane Peterson, Tournament Director/Ocala Palms-SOMC Benefit & Ocala Palms volunteer; Chris Kowal, Special Olympics; Peter Kowal, Marion County Special Olympics committee member and Tournament Director/Ocala Palms-SOMC Benefit. United Way of Marion County is looking for individuals who have been helped by the United Way or a funded agency partner to share their story in celebration of their 50th anniversary in Marion County. The organization would like to gather personal stories from those who have been helped. This is a great opportunity for those individuals who have been helped to share their story, said Toni James, United Way of Marion County past president and chair of the 50th Anniversary committee. United Way is honored that the community has been so supportive over the years and has some great history in those we have helped. United Way of Marion County was incorporated July 31, 1961 by founder Bonnie Heath and other local business leaders to form a collaborative effort to support charities serving local citizens. In 1961, he was elected the first president of the organization then known as the United Appeal and served in that position for two years. (The name was changed to United Way in 1972.) He remained affiliated with United Way for four decades. For more information on United Ways 50th anniversary events, contact United Way at 732-9696. Marion United Way looking for those who have been helped Charity event scheduledChiropracticUSA of Jasmine will be hosting a charity event to benefit Operation Stuff the Bus campaign for Marion County on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a Bounce House, water slide, basketball toss, carnival games, food, spinal screenings, K Country, raffles, and much more!! The event will be at 7668 S.W. 60th Ave. #500. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be going to Stuff the Bus. There will be raffles of all sorts of merchandise including a big screen TV, food certificates, spa gift cards, oil changes, and much more. To enter into the raffle you may do one of the following: Purchase Tickets for $1 a ticket, $10 for 12 tickets, or $20 for 25 tickets. You may also bring in school supplies or hygiene items that will be priced matched and given back in ticket value. To participate in the kid friendly activities it is a $1 donation. For food which will include grilled chicken, beans, chips, a drink, and a cookie it will be a donation of $3. (Once again all proceeds will be directly given to Stuff the Bus). Hancock Insurance Company in 1949. This career lasted until his retirement from the company in 1985. He received many awards during his long career with this company. His ability to open new offices for the company and build-up the business caused the family to move many times all over the United States. Russ is proud of the fact that in 1955 he was sent to Miami to open a John Hancock office, the first in Miami. Within a short time this office became the #1 office in the country. Russ was the recipient of the prestigious CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) certificate. To receive this requires much studying and testing; in other words, it is a very difficult task and only earned by those who earnestly seek it. Russ and Janet are very happy to be in Quail Meadow. They said they really appreciate the friendliness of their neighbors. A few weeks ago Russ was taking his morning walk when he fell. Fortunately, some neighbors saw him and were able to get him help. He suffered a broken nose and a very badly bruised face. We wish Russ and Janet our warmest wishes on their anniversary. They are truly a model couple of a happy marriage. Reminder This Friday (Aug. 5) is First Friday Night. Meet with friends and neighbors at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. We had a great turnout last month. Russell and Janet Van Voorhis. QUAILcontinued from Page 2 Answers to puzzles on Page 5 PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield photos Lillian (Lil) Oliver is one of the new HOA board members who will be joining the other members once the meetings resume this fall. Lil is a very big part of the local Red Hatters and you can see from her beautiful smile that she enjoys that group. Olivia Barnett (Atlanta, Ga.) has fun in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse pool. Olivia was visiting her grandparents for the week and her grandma (Priscilla Geissal) took this candid shot of her in the pool.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 3, 2011 7 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate.However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... 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C O V E C O N S T R U C T I O N I N C COVE CONSTRUCTION, INC. Call for a FREE estimate 352-572-0508 All types of remodeling Specializing in bathroom renovation Clean, neat and professional State Certified CBC057088 Quail Meadow I t is not unusual for us to have couples here in Quail Meadow celebrating 50 years of marriage. This week, however, we do have a very special couple with a very impressive anniversary. On Aug. 6, Russell and Janet Van Voorhis will celebrate 68 years of marriage. They were married by a Justice of the Peace in Louisville, Kentucky on Aug. 6, 1943. Russ was in the army and stationed at Fort Knox. He was given a 72-hour pass and was limited to travelling no more than 35 miles from the base. The ceremony was to be performed at noon, but the Justice had an extended liquid lunch and didnt show up until late afternoon. The couple honeymooned at the famous Brown Hotel in Louisville. Since Russ only had a 72hour pass, he had to return to Fort Knox and Janet went back to Ohio with Russs mother. Russ said he actually drove them back, but this was beyond his pass limit, so his commanding officer wasnt told about this. I dont think he can get into trouble for it now! Russ and Janet met after Russ saw her in a high school play. Russ was with a friend and told the friend that he had to meet that girl! This was in Waynesburg, Ohio. Russ was from East Canton (these are suburbs of Canton, Ohio). Russ took part in five campaigns of World War II in Europe. He received the Bronze Star. He was called back into service during the Korean War. He spent a total of five years in the U.S. Army. Janet had a very busy life as a young housewife. She continued her education and graduated from McDonough College in Michigan, with highest honors (she didnt want to tell me this, but Russ spilled the beans). Janet taught school, both elementary and special education, and also worked as a proof reader for a newspaper. Russ and Janet are the proud parents of three sons and two daughters. They also have eight living grandchildren. Russ began his insurance career with the John Carolyn Slocumb Couple wed 68 years Please see QUAIL Page 8

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3 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, Quail Meadow, 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 Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 6Wednesday, August 3, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point T his is a quick welcome to the new editorial page of the West Marion Messenger and an introduction of myself as the new editor. Actually, Im an old editor, but thats neither here nor there. Ive been the editor of the Messengers sister newspaper, the South Marion Citizen, and Ive been with this company for more than seven years. Ive also been in Marion County for more years than that, coming here for the first time in the mid 1970s when my parents moved here so Im no stranger to the wants and needs of the county. We intend to keep the Messenger going as it has been, but wed like to expand the coverage a little. If you live in one of the many communities that gets this newspaper every week, and you dont see a regular column from your area (Fairfield Village, Stone Creek and Quail Meadow are the only communities with steady writers), please help us find someone from your area (you, perhaps?) to gather the news for your community and get it to us either weekly or every other week. Its a volunteer position, but it gets your name and photo out among the people in your area, and you become one of the first to know what activities are coming up and you get to tell all your friends and neighbors about it. My contact information is at the end of this column, so please take a little time to get involved. Many of you, I am aware, know and like Michel Northsea, the former editor. Well, youll be happy to know that she hasnt gone anywhere. Shes now our office coordinator and inside sales person, so if you set foot in our office her smiling face will be the first person you encounter at the front counter. If, by chance, you want to know a little bit about me, here goes: I was born in the Bronx, N.Y., in a place called Fitch Sanitarium (some people say that explains a lot). Fitch was actually a prominent place back then, and if you search the Internet for it you get quite a bit of information. We moved to New Jersey a couple of years later and I was raised there, graduating from Bergen Catholic High School 50 years ago, and writing stories for the local newspaper in Bergenfield when I was still in school. I became a full-time newspaperman in 1967, moved to Florida in 1968, and here I am. I met my wife in a bowling league when we were both working at Prentice Hall book publishers, we were married in 1965, and we have four children and, lets see, a dozen or so grandchildren all within a couple of hours of Ocala. One last important thing: Im a diehard New York Mets fan. So if you want to know what kind of mood Im going to be in today, just look at last nights baseball scores. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Greetings from your new editor Make plans for future of Highway 27 The highway that runs through the northern part of our area, U.S. 27, is a long road that winds through Marion County from the border on the north with Williston and Levy County to the border on the south with Sumter County near The Villages. It joins with U.S. 441 and U.S. 301 in Ocala as you travel south. Highway 301 splits off in Belleview, and Highway 441 eventually breaks off in Lake County in Leesburg. But travel the length of the road in Marion County and the areas outside Ocala and Belleview are like two different counties. To the south, the Summerfield area has been allowed to sprout up much like State Road 200, with businesses on both sides, terrible traffic, outlandish entrances and exits. Go a little further south into Lake County at The Villages, and you can see what planning can do, with a service road on both sides of the highway, limiting the on-off traffic on the busy road. Marion County planners, however, have not been that foresighted. Now the area up north of Ocala, running near Ocala Palms, Foxwood and Quail Meadow, is starting to build up much as the southern portion did. New shopping centers and planned developments have been slowed only by the economy, which most people feel will eventually pick up. Its evident from watching the beginning of this growth that the county has not learned its lesson. Once again, planning for traffic does not seem to be part of the plan for these new areas. A service road question gets a blank look, as if people think they wont ever be needed. Thats what they said 15 years ago in southern Marion County, too. We urge the county to take a long look at site plans before approving anything else out here on U.S. 27 north. Many people now making those decisions may not be around when its determined that they are finally needed, but by then it will be too late to fix, and the legacy of the current decision-makers will have been set. We definitely dont want U.S. 27 north to begin to look anything like U.S. 27 south in Marion County. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Energy tipsBy: John Linhoss S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER Although your air conditioner is supposed to keep you cool, your summer electric bills for the cost of running that air conditioner just might make you break out in a nervous sweat. The good news is that with the following tips from UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, you can beat the heat and cool down your electric bills. Factors out of your control, such as temperature, solar radiation and relative humidity determine how much heat is available to enter your home. Safeguarding your home against this heat reduces how hard your air conditioning unit has to work to efficiently cool your home. And the less your air conditioner works, the less you pay in electric bills each month. Bolster your heat-resistant bulwarks If heat is the enemy and your home is your air conditioned castle, insulation is one of the best ways to bolster the bulwarks and stop heat flow into your home. Insulation is graded using R-values that measure thermal resistance. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation resists the transfer of heat. Though fully replacing your insulation often isnt practical, adding insulation to your attic is an easier option. Insulating your attic to the recommended value of R-30 is relatively inexpensive and helps prevent up to 140-degree attic air from flowing into your home. If your attic already has insulation, ensure theres enough to adequately protect your home from the hot temperatures outside. To reach R-30, you should have one of the following: Nine inches of fiberglass batting insulation. Nine inches of blown-in cellulose insulation. Twelve inches of blown-in fiberglass or Rockwool insulation. Spray foam insulation varies. Contact a local insulation contractor. Visit www.energystar.gov for more information on tax credits that can help with the cost of adding attic insulation. Help your air conditioner run efficiently If you already have adequate insulation, try these other simple steps that directly influence how efficiently your air conditioner runs. Check your air filter once a month during peak season (now). Dirty air filters make your air conditioner work harder to move the same amount of air, so replace as needed. Dont let debris build up around your outside air compressor. Leaves and other debris make it more difficult for the compressor to operate efficiently. Have a local HVAC contractor check your ductwork. Holes or tears will let cool air escape into your attic or crawlspaces, making your air conditioner work harder to cool down your living space. Set your thermostat for 78 degrees. Every degree below 78 degrees can equate to an eight percent increase in your monthly cooling cost. Purchase a programmable thermostat and set it for a warmer temperature when youre not home. Caulk and weather-strip around doors and windows. This helps create an air tight building envelope. John Linhoss is the Resource Conservation Extension Agent for the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service. He can be reached at 352-671-8400 or john.linhoss@marioncountyfl.org. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax B UYING Y OUR O LD G OLD A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. 0008VCX Our Golf Shoe Store next door is going to TRIPLE in size soon. First we must create space by liquidating everything in the Golf Club Store. To Renovate We Must Total Liquidation Sale LIQUIDATE $ 1,000,000 0008SBJ Jim Clark Editor And the winner is......S tone Creek residents raised $3,947 for the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research. Stone Creek competed against five northern Pulte/Del Webb communities raising the most money ... a great accomplishment! Last weeks article featured the July 15 celebration of 1000 cooks for the Cure which was held at the Reunion Center. During the week there were five community parties hosted by residents were another $800 was raised during these events. Debbie Beitel and Deb Jones had a Trivia for Ta Tas Party of appetizers and Trivia questions. Patricia Gizzi hosted a Dessert Party in honor of her neighbors, Susan and Sandy Giampapas daughter Ginelle who was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in her 30s. It was a night of celebration as Ginelle has been cancer free for seven years. Karen Steins had a Bunco party. Deb Gray and Barbara Andrea also hosted parties. The win gave the Stone Creek Kitchen the following appliances courtesy of Kitchen Aid and Pulte/Del Webb. The kitchen will receive a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer in raspberry ice; a food processor in pink; a blender in pink, a hand mixer in pink, a chef chopper in pink and Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. The combined value of these appliances is over $1000. What great additions to the kitchen! Remember, the CAAC is looking for interested residents who would like to become part of a kitchen club. If interested, please contact Lifestyle Director, Jennifer Giraldo or any member of the CAAC committee. Stone Creek Veterans An anonymous resident of Buckhead donated a 60inch high definition television to the Veterans. The Club then donated it to the VFW Home at Fort McCoy for veterans there to enjoy. Al Lugo, Director of the VFW was most appreciative of this gesture of the Stone Creek Veterans. John Elder and Rick Kovalchick delivered the TV. Don Hunt reported that this last food drive colStone Creek Patricia Gizzi lected 1200 pounds of food for the Interfaith Agency and he thanks the residents of Stone Creek. Stone Creek Grille Aug. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. the Grille will be sponsoring a Tropical paradise with live entertainment by Fifth Gear and a tropical buffet for $10. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 352-2912140. John Elder and Rick Kovalchick with the donated TV. Hostess Patricia Gizzi. Saturday, Sept. 10 9/11 cere m ony sc h eduled A 9/11 remembrance ceremony will be held at the Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m., and will last about one hour. Citizens, veterans and local first responders are invited. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The address of the park is 2528 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Saturday, Sept. 24 T ras h to T reasure v endors sou gh t The Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Hwy 484, Dunnellon, is holding its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday Sept 24. (Rain date Oct 1). This will be an outdoor event. Crafters, Flea Market and Food Vendors are invited to attend. Spaces will be 10 x 10 with many of them being in the shade and rent for $15 each. Set up will begin at 6 a.m. with the sale beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan 352-347-2428 for registration forms and other information. You must provide your own tables.Ongoing L i v e entertain m ent at e v enin g m arket Beat the summer heat and enjoy an evening stroll at the Circle Square Commons Farmers Market on The Town Square every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Find fresh seasonal produce, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, hand-made soaps, delicious pies and much more. Plus, the Market features live entertainment from popular artists. Circle Square Commons is located adjacent to On Top of the World Communities at 8405 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5 4Wednesday, August 3, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 0008VOO Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting 0008VC4 7380 SW 60 TH A VE S TE 1, O CALA FL (352) 237-0021 F AX (866) 498-3838 L OCATED IN S HOPPES OF R ENAISSANCE BEHIND J ASMINE S QUARE CANADIAN MEDS Call for a FREE quote today. We ship anywhere in the US. Locally Owned and Operated Save up to 80% on Prescription Drug Prices DONT GET CAUGHT IN THE DONUT HOLE. CALL US NOW! John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 0008MM5 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 0008TUJ MUSEUM EYECARE 0 0 0 8 U U I 50+ Female Available to Help You With: Household Chores (Non-Medical), Transportation To/From Errands, Doctors Appts, Shopping, Etc. 438-3313 Any Time C a n t G e t A r o u n d ? C a n t G e t A r o u n d ? Cant Get Around? N e e d S o m e H e l p ? N e e d S o m e H e l p ? Need Some Help? Call Robin 438-3313 RELIABLE RESPONSIBLE RESPECTFUL 0008VOI 0008VVX NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS Now Open on Fridays 0008SFG 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 30 00 Before 11:00 $ 25 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 9/30/11 Expries 9/30/11 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Summer Special Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans 0008U4G 0008QTB 0008MC1 Computer Repair/Virus Removal 352 Toll Free 855 2620 SW 17th Rd., Suite 200, Ocala wwww.thinkdept.com No Hourly Rate (plus parts if needed) $ 99 FLAT RATE REPAIRS CAN BE DONE IN HOME OR OUR OFFICE FREE DIAGNOSIS If we dont fix your problem, you dont pay! 0008T12 0008QSZ 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am Sunday School . . . . . . . 10:00 am All ages Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm Friday Youth Nights . . . . 6:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 0008O8E is discovered through worshiping together 711187 Answers on page 8 Read the classifieds Please visit our website www.westmarionmessenger.com Fairfield Village A lthough the Fairfield HOA is not meeting in July and August, there is much going on. Because of the resignations of Barbara Skalka and Mike Riley (health concerns), two new board members have been named. Lillian Oliver and Chuck Belcher have agreed to take on the responsibilities and are expected to do wonderful jobs for our community. With the naming of the two new board members, there was a need to reorganize the officers positions. Bart Rich will continue as board president; Jean Chapman will be vice-president and SAC representative; and Don Ouellette will be secretary. Joan Klear will remain as treasurer. There has been concern about the acquisition of liability insurance, and this group is working to handle that issue before the resumption of the social activities scheduled for the fall. Bart Rich said, The new board is working together very nicely, and the SAC (Social Activities Committee) is doing a fantastic job. In addition to adding the 2 new board members, we have added about 25 new members to the HOA. We encourage everyone to join and support us. It is your HOA. Property Improvements Continue As mentioned last week, there are many signs of improvement in the community with all the work going Updates from the Fairfield Village HOA and SAC Priscilla Geissal on. Lots of things are being accomplished by the management; however, many individual homeowners have made some marked improvements in their homes as well. These improvements include lots of different types of renovation, but the most noticeable are those in the individual lawns and garden areas. Many are bursting with color since we have had the much needed rain. My husband and I have been excited about the wooded area behind our home that was partially cleared earlier this summer by the management. We had tried to keep it looking presentable for the past two years; but since it was not our property, we felt we could not invest too much money or time until we saw how the new owners were going to handle it. We were thrilled when the new owners came in; cut out the part that needed to be removed, and made it much better especially for the four homes immediately adjacent. Now we homeowners can keep this area manageable ourselves and make the surrounding area much more attractive. The entrance gates have been repainted and small garden areas have been added. The shrubbery along 60th Avenue is being cut back and shaped up as well giving a much more pleasant look and feel to our already lovely community. All in all, things are relatively quiet, but we know that when our snowbirds return and the social activities commence again in the fall, there will be lots of happy sounds of laughter and conversation coming from events in and around the clubhouse. We will be reminded even more than now that Fairfield Village really is a lively place filled with lovely people. Have a great week and enjoy the much needed rain. PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSALScott McCoy enjoys carrying is little feathered friend around on his cap as he does his handyman work. Jan Philbrook has been filling in for Peggy Sluss at Fairfield Village office while Peggy is on vacation. We appreciate all the professionalism and kindness shown by Jan this past week. Come back again to visit. More photos on Page 8

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5 4Wednesday, August 3, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 0008VOO Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting 0008VC4 7380 SW 60 TH A VE S TE 1, O CALA FL (352) 237-0021 F AX (866) 498-3838 L OCATED IN S HOPPES OF R ENAISSANCE BEHIND J ASMINE S QUARE CANADIAN MEDS Call for a FREE quote today. We ship anywhere in the US. Locally Owned and Operated Save up to 80% on Prescription Drug Prices DONT GET CAUGHT IN THE DONUT HOLE. CALL US NOW! John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 0008MM5 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 0008TUJ MUSEUM EYECARE 0 0 0 8 U U I 50+ Female Available to Help You With: Household Chores (Non-Medical), Transportation To/From Errands, Doctors Appts, Shopping, Etc. 438-3313 Any Time C a n t G e t A r o u n d ? C a n t G e t A r o u n d ? Cant Get Around? N e e d S o m e H e l p ? N e e d S o m e H e l p ? Need Some Help? Call Robin 438-3313 RELIABLE RESPONSIBLE RESPECTFUL 0008VOI 0008VVX NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS Now Open on Fridays 0008SFG 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 30 00 Before 11:00 $ 25 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 9/30/11 Expries 9/30/11 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Summer Special Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans 0008U4G 0008QTB 0008MC1 Computer Repair/Virus Removal 352 Toll Free 855 2620 SW 17th Rd., Suite 200, Ocala wwww.thinkdept.com No Hourly Rate (plus parts if needed) $ 99 FLAT RATE REPAIRS CAN BE DONE IN HOME OR OUR OFFICE FREE DIAGNOSIS If we dont fix your problem, you dont pay! 0008T12 0008QSZ 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am Sunday School . . . . . . . 10:00 am All ages Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm Friday Youth Nights . . . . 6:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 0008O8E is discovered through worshiping together 711187 Answers on page 8 Read the classifieds Please visit our website www.westmarionmessenger.com Fairfield Village A lthough the Fairfield HOA is not meeting in July and August, there is much going on. Because of the resignations of Barbara Skalka and Mike Riley (health concerns), two new board members have been named. Lillian Oliver and Chuck Belcher have agreed to take on the responsibilities and are expected to do wonderful jobs for our community. With the naming of the two new board members, there was a need to reorganize the officers positions. Bart Rich will continue as board president; Jean Chapman will be vice-president and SAC representative; and Don Ouellette will be secretary. Joan Klear will remain as treasurer. There has been concern about the acquisition of liability insurance, and this group is working to handle that issue before the resumption of the social activities scheduled for the fall. Bart Rich said, The new board is working together very nicely, and the SAC (Social Activities Committee) is doing a fantastic job. In addition to adding the 2 new board members, we have added about 25 new members to the HOA. We encourage everyone to join and support us. It is your HOA. Property Improvements Continue As mentioned last week, there are many signs of improvement in the community with all the work going Updates from the Fairfield Village HOA and SAC Priscilla Geissal on. Lots of things are being accomplished by the management; however, many individual homeowners have made some marked improvements in their homes as well. These improvements include lots of different types of renovation, but the most noticeable are those in the individual lawns and garden areas. Many are bursting with color since we have had the much needed rain. My husband and I have been excited about the wooded area behind our home that was partially cleared earlier this summer by the management. We had tried to keep it looking presentable for the past two years; but since it was not our property, we felt we could not invest too much money or time until we saw how the new owners were going to handle it. We were thrilled when the new owners came in; cut out the part that needed to be removed, and made it much better especially for the four homes immediately adjacent. Now we homeowners can keep this area manageable ourselves and make the surrounding area much more attractive. The entrance gates have been repainted and small garden areas have been added. The shrubbery along 60th Avenue is being cut back and shaped up as well giving a much more pleasant look and feel to our already lovely community. All in all, things are relatively quiet, but we know that when our snowbirds return and the social activities commence again in the fall, there will be lots of happy sounds of laughter and conversation coming from events in and around the clubhouse. We will be reminded even more than now that Fairfield Village really is a lively place filled with lovely people. Have a great week and enjoy the much needed rain. PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSALScott McCoy enjoys carrying is little feathered friend around on his cap as he does his handyman work. Jan Philbrook has been filling in for Peggy Sluss at Fairfield Village office while Peggy is on vacation. We appreciate all the professionalism and kindness shown by Jan this past week. Come back again to visit. More photos on Page 8

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 3, 2011 3 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, Quail Meadow, 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 Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 6Wednesday, August 3, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point T his is a quick welcome to the new editorial page of the West Marion Messenger and an introduction of myself as the new editor. Actually, Im an old editor, but thats neither here nor there. Ive been the editor of the Messengers sister newspaper, the South Marion Citizen, and Ive been with this company for more than seven years. Ive also been in Marion County for more years than that, coming here for the first time in the mid 1970s when my parents moved here so Im no stranger to the wants and needs of the county. We intend to keep the Messenger going as it has been, but wed like to expand the coverage a little. If you live in one of the many communities that gets this newspaper every week, and you dont see a regular column from your area (Fairfield Village, Stone Creek and Quail Meadow are the only communities with steady writers), please help us find someone from your area (you, perhaps?) to gather the news for your community and get it to us either weekly or every other week. Its a volunteer position, but it gets your name and photo out among the people in your area, and you become one of the first to know what activities are coming up and you get to tell all your friends and neighbors about it. My contact information is at the end of this column, so please take a little time to get involved. Many of you, I am aware, know and like Michel Northsea, the former editor. Well, youll be happy to know that she hasnt gone anywhere. Shes now our office coordinator and inside sales person, so if you set foot in our office her smiling face will be the first person you encounter at the front counter. If, by chance, you want to know a little bit about me, here goes: I was born in the Bronx, N.Y., in a place called Fitch Sanitarium (some people say that explains a lot). Fitch was actually a prominent place back then, and if you search the Internet for it you get quite a bit of information. We moved to New Jersey a couple of years later and I was raised there, graduating from Bergen Catholic High School 50 years ago, and writing stories for the local newspaper in Bergenfield when I was still in school. I became a full-time newspaperman in 1967, moved to Florida in 1968, and here I am. I met my wife in a bowling league when we were both working at Prentice Hall book publishers, we were married in 1965, and we have four children and, lets see, a dozen or so grandchildren all within a couple of hours of Ocala. One last important thing: Im a diehard New York Mets fan. So if you want to know what kind of mood Im going to be in today, just look at last nights baseball scores. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Greetings from your new editor Make plans for future of Highway 27 The highway that runs through the northern part of our area, U.S. 27, is a long road that winds through Marion County from the border on the north with Williston and Levy County to the border on the south with Sumter County near The Villages. It joins with U.S. 441 and U.S. 301 in Ocala as you travel south. Highway 301 splits off in Belleview, and Highway 441 eventually breaks off in Lake County in Leesburg. But travel the length of the road in Marion County and the areas outside Ocala and Belleview are like two different counties. To the south, the Summerfield area has been allowed to sprout up much like State Road 200, with businesses on both sides, terrible traffic, outlandish entrances and exits. Go a little further south into Lake County at The Villages, and you can see what planning can do, with a service road on both sides of the highway, limiting the on-off traffic on the busy road. Marion County planners, however, have not been that foresighted. Now the area up north of Ocala, running near Ocala Palms, Foxwood and Quail Meadow, is starting to build up much as the southern portion did. New shopping centers and planned developments have been slowed only by the economy, which most people feel will eventually pick up. Its evident from watching the beginning of this growth that the county has not learned its lesson. Once again, planning for traffic does not seem to be part of the plan for these new areas. A service road question gets a blank look, as if people think they wont ever be needed. Thats what they said 15 years ago in southern Marion County, too. We urge the county to take a long look at site plans before approving anything else out here on U.S. 27 north. Many people now making those decisions may not be around when its determined that they are finally needed, but by then it will be too late to fix, and the legacy of the current decision-makers will have been set. We definitely dont want U.S. 27 north to begin to look anything like U.S. 27 south in Marion County. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Energy tipsBy: John Linhoss S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER Although your air conditioner is supposed to keep you cool, your summer electric bills for the cost of running that air conditioner just might make you break out in a nervous sweat. The good news is that with the following tips from UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, you can beat the heat and cool down your electric bills. Factors out of your control, such as temperature, solar radiation and relative humidity determine how much heat is available to enter your home. Safeguarding your home against this heat reduces how hard your air conditioning unit has to work to efficiently cool your home. And the less your air conditioner works, the less you pay in electric bills each month. Bolster your heat-resistant bulwarks If heat is the enemy and your home is your air conditioned castle, insulation is one of the best ways to bolster the bulwarks and stop heat flow into your home. Insulation is graded using R-values that measure thermal resistance. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation resists the transfer of heat. Though fully replacing your insulation often isnt practical, adding insulation to your attic is an easier option. Insulating your attic to the recommended value of R-30 is relatively inexpensive and helps prevent up to 140-degree attic air from flowing into your home. If your attic already has insulation, ensure theres enough to adequately protect your home from the hot temperatures outside. To reach R-30, you should have one of the following: Nine inches of fiberglass batting insulation. Nine inches of blown-in cellulose insulation. Twelve inches of blown-in fiberglass or Rockwool insulation. Spray foam insulation varies. Contact a local insulation contractor. Visit www.energystar.gov for more information on tax credits that can help with the cost of adding attic insulation. Help your air conditioner run efficiently If you already have adequate insulation, try these other simple steps that directly influence how efficiently your air conditioner runs. Check your air filter once a month during peak season (now). Dirty air filters make your air conditioner work harder to move the same amount of air, so replace as needed. Dont let debris build up around your outside air compressor. Leaves and other debris make it more difficult for the compressor to operate efficiently. Have a local HVAC contractor check your ductwork. Holes or tears will let cool air escape into your attic or crawlspaces, making your air conditioner work harder to cool down your living space. Set your thermostat for 78 degrees. Every degree below 78 degrees can equate to an eight percent increase in your monthly cooling cost. Purchase a programmable thermostat and set it for a warmer temperature when youre not home. Caulk and weather-strip around doors and windows. This helps create an air tight building envelope. John Linhoss is the Resource Conservation Extension Agent for the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service. He can be reached at 352-671-8400 or john.linhoss@marioncountyfl.org. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax B UYING Y OUR O LD G OLD A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. 0008VCX Our Golf Shoe Store next door is going to TRIPLE in size soon. First we must create space by liquidating everything in the Golf Club Store. To Renovate We Must Total Liquidation Sale LIQUIDATE $ 1,000,000 0008SBJ Jim Clark Editor And the winner is......S tone Creek residents raised $3,947 for the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research. Stone Creek competed against five northern Pulte/Del Webb communities raising the most money ... a great accomplishment! Last weeks article featured the July 15 celebration of 1000 cooks for the Cure which was held at the Reunion Center. During the week there were five community parties hosted by residents were another $800 was raised during these events. Debbie Beitel and Deb Jones had a Trivia for Ta Tas Party of appetizers and Trivia questions. Patricia Gizzi hosted a Dessert Party in honor of her neighbors, Susan and Sandy Giampapas daughter Ginelle who was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in her 30s. It was a night of celebration as Ginelle has been cancer free for seven years. Karen Steins had a Bunco party. Deb Gray and Barbara Andrea also hosted parties. The win gave the Stone Creek Kitchen the following appliances courtesy of Kitchen Aid and Pulte/Del Webb. The kitchen will receive a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer in raspberry ice; a food processor in pink; a blender in pink, a hand mixer in pink, a chef chopper in pink and Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. The combined value of these appliances is over $1000. What great additions to the kitchen! Remember, the CAAC is looking for interested residents who would like to become part of a kitchen club. If interested, please contact Lifestyle Director, Jennifer Giraldo or any member of the CAAC committee. Stone Creek Veterans An anonymous resident of Buckhead donated a 60inch high definition television to the Veterans. The Club then donated it to the VFW Home at Fort McCoy for veterans there to enjoy. Al Lugo, Director of the VFW was most appreciative of this gesture of the Stone Creek Veterans. John Elder and Rick Kovalchick delivered the TV. Don Hunt reported that this last food drive colStone Creek Patricia Gizzi lected 1200 pounds of food for the Interfaith Agency and he thanks the residents of Stone Creek. Stone Creek Grille Aug. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. the Grille will be sponsoring a Tropical paradise with live entertainment by Fifth Gear and a tropical buffet for $10. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 352-2912140. John Elder and Rick Kovalchick with the donated TV. Hostess Patricia Gizzi. Saturday, Sept. 10 9/11 cere m ony sc h eduled A 9/11 remembrance ceremony will be held at the Marion County Veterans Park on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m., and will last about one hour. Citizens, veterans and local first responders are invited. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The address of the park is 2528 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Saturday, Sept. 24 T ras h to T reasure v endors sou gh t The Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. Hwy 484, Dunnellon, is holding its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday Sept 24. (Rain date Oct 1). This will be an outdoor event. Crafters, Flea Market and Food Vendors are invited to attend. Spaces will be 10 x 10 with many of them being in the shade and rent for $15 each. Set up will begin at 6 a.m. with the sale beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Call Al Sickle at 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan 352-347-2428 for registration forms and other information. You must provide your own tables.Ongoing L i v e entertain m ent at e v enin g m arket Beat the summer heat and enjoy an evening stroll at the Circle Square Commons Farmers Market on The Town Square every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Find fresh seasonal produce, flowers, plants, fresh baked goods, hand-made soaps, delicious pies and much more. Plus, the Market features live entertainment from popular artists. Circle Square Commons is located adjacent to On Top of the World Communities at 8405 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. 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C O V E C O N S T R U C T I O N I N C COVE CONSTRUCTION, INC. Call for a FREE estimate 352-572-0508 All types of remodeling Specializing in bathroom renovation Clean, neat and professional State Certified CBC057088 Quail Meadow I t is not unusual for us to have couples here in Quail Meadow celebrating 50 years of marriage. This week, however, we do have a very special couple with a very impressive anniversary. On Aug. 6, Russell and Janet Van Voorhis will celebrate 68 years of marriage. They were married by a Justice of the Peace in Louisville, Kentucky on Aug. 6, 1943. Russ was in the army and stationed at Fort Knox. He was given a 72-hour pass and was limited to travelling no more than 35 miles from the base. The ceremony was to be performed at noon, but the Justice had an extended liquid lunch and didnt show up until late afternoon. The couple honeymooned at the famous Brown Hotel in Louisville. Since Russ only had a 72hour pass, he had to return to Fort Knox and Janet went back to Ohio with Russs mother. Russ said he actually drove them back, but this was beyond his pass limit, so his commanding officer wasnt told about this. I dont think he can get into trouble for it now! Russ and Janet met after Russ saw her in a high school play. Russ was with a friend and told the friend that he had to meet that girl! This was in Waynesburg, Ohio. Russ was from East Canton (these are suburbs of Canton, Ohio). Russ took part in five campaigns of World War II in Europe. He received the Bronze Star. He was called back into service during the Korean War. He spent a total of five years in the U.S. Army. Janet had a very busy life as a young housewife. She continued her education and graduated from McDonough College in Michigan, with highest honors (she didnt want to tell me this, but Russ spilled the beans). Janet taught school, both elementary and special education, and also worked as a proof reader for a newspaper. Russ and Janet are the proud parents of three sons and two daughters. They also have eight living grandchildren. Russ began his insurance career with the John Carolyn Slocumb Couple wed 68 years Please see QUAIL Page 8

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Stone Creek........3 Happenings..........3 Fairfield Village..4 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 19 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST3, 2011 Puzzles Page 5 Opinion Page 6 8Wednesday, August 3, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger STYLE #13434 4PC BABY SET STYLE #33130-2-PC PANT SET STYLE #36702 CHAMPION 2-PC SHORT SET STYLE #25038 DORA 3-PC SKIRT SET STYLE #32874 ADIDAS SHIRT STYLE #78105 HANNAH MONTANA CAPRI PAJAMAS STYLE #38823 NBA LICENSED JERSEY STYLE #56322 LEVI JEANS We stock only top quality, namebrand merchandise. The latest styles and popular fashions your kids will be proud to wear. Our clothes are displayed in leading department stores. If you are qualified to buy from us youll never again pay expensive store prices. You can buy the same merchandise from us at 50% to 70% below store prices. Just think of all the money youll be saving. GUARANTEED... 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THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Exp. 8/10/11 N ew $ 3 49 When a non-descript cardboard box weighing 40 pounds was delivered to Ocala Fire Rescue recently, Battalion Chief Brian Stoothoff knew exactly what was contained within from looking at the return address: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This story actually began two years ago. I read in a magazine an article that the Port Authority was offering steel from the World Trade Center to organizations that would commit to creating a display to preserve the memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11. I immediately drafted a letter and completed the required paperwork. I was elated when we received notification that Ocala would be receiving an artifact, said Stoothoff. The piece of steel beam will soon be placed on display inside the Fire Administration building, as a powerful remembrance of the events that unfolded on 911-01, where 2,606 civilians including 343 New York firefighters died in the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings. Although the piece of steel is rusted and battered, the steel beam has special meaning. It is not known which tower the steel is from, however it is marked by investigators in white chalk as piece number H-0061s. My hope is to eventually create an exhibit to display the steel beam in a fire station where people can sit and reflect on what happened that day. We have photographs and other memorabilia that we would like to have appropriately displayed states Chief Stoothoff. This September will mark the10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. World Trade Center artifact given to Ocala OCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOThis 40-pound piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be put on display in Ocala. Island Festival set at OTOW SaturdayJoin the fun and get that tropical feeling from the Pacific and Caribbean islands on Saturday, Aug. 6, when The Town Square at Circle Square Commons hosts the exciting fourth annual Island Festival. The evening of family fun will include beautiful Island dancers dressed in authentic and colorful costumes, Polynesian and fire knife dancers, tropical face painting, lei and basket making stations, fun games, food vendors and much more! Bring the whole family to the Island Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. on The Town Square rain or shine! The Town Square is located at 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CircleSquareCommons.com PHOTO BY CATHY DONAHUEGolf tourney donation Sams Club recently donated a check for $2,500 to the Special Olympics Marion County Golf Tournament Benefit which is being held on Sept. 17 at Ocala Palms. Anyone wishing to enter the tournament can contact Peter Kowal at 352-629-5407. From the left are Dominic Tasillo, committee member and Ocala Palms volunteer; Abel Gonzalez, Sams assistant membership manager; Diane Peterson, Tournament Director/Ocala Palms-SOMC Benefit & Ocala Palms volunteer; Chris Kowal, Special Olympics; Peter Kowal, Marion County Special Olympics committee member and Tournament Director/Ocala Palms-SOMC Benefit. United Way of Marion County is looking for individuals who have been helped by the United Way or a funded agency partner to share their story in celebration of their 50th anniversary in Marion County. The organization would like to gather personal stories from those who have been helped. This is a great opportunity for those individuals who have been helped to share their story, said Toni James, United Way of Marion County past president and chair of the 50th Anniversary committee. United Way is honored that the community has been so supportive over the years and has some great history in those we have helped. United Way of Marion County was incorporated July 31, 1961 by founder Bonnie Heath and other local business leaders to form a collaborative effort to support charities serving local citizens. In 1961, he was elected the first president of the organization then known as the United Appeal and served in that position for two years. (The name was changed to United Way in 1972.) He remained affiliated with United Way for four decades. For more information on United Ways 50th anniversary events, contact United Way at 732-9696. Marion United Way looking for those who have been helped Charity event scheduledChiropracticUSA of Jasmine will be hosting a charity event to benefit Operation Stuff the Bus campaign for Marion County on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a Bounce House, water slide, basketball toss, carnival games, food, spinal screenings, K Country, raffles, and much more!! The event will be at 7668 S.W. 60th Ave. #500. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be going to Stuff the Bus. There will be raffles of all sorts of merchandise including a big screen TV, food certificates, spa gift cards, oil changes, and much more. To enter into the raffle you may do one of the following: Purchase Tickets for $1 a ticket, $10 for 12 tickets, or $20 for 25 tickets. You may also bring in school supplies or hygiene items that will be priced matched and given back in ticket value. To participate in the kid friendly activities it is a $1 donation. For food which will include grilled chicken, beans, chips, a drink, and a cookie it will be a donation of $3. (Once again all proceeds will be directly given to Stuff the Bus). Hancock Insurance Company in 1949. This career lasted until his retirement from the company in 1985. He received many awards during his long career with this company. His ability to open new offices for the company and build-up the business caused the family to move many times all over the United States. Russ is proud of the fact that in 1955 he was sent to Miami to open a John Hancock office, the first in Miami. Within a short time this office became the #1 office in the country. Russ was the recipient of the prestigious CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) certificate. To receive this requires much studying and testing; in other words, it is a very difficult task and only earned by those who earnestly seek it. Russ and Janet are very happy to be in Quail Meadow. They said they really appreciate the friendliness of their neighbors. A few weeks ago Russ was taking his morning walk when he fell. Fortunately, some neighbors saw him and were able to get him help. He suffered a broken nose and a very badly bruised face. We wish Russ and Janet our warmest wishes on their anniversary. They are truly a model couple of a happy marriage. Reminder This Friday (Aug. 5) is First Friday Night. Meet with friends and neighbors at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. We had a great turnout last month. Russell and Janet Van Voorhis. QUAILcontinued from Page 2 Answers to puzzles on Page 5 PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield photos Lillian (Lil) Oliver is one of the new HOA board members who will be joining the other members once the meetings resume this fall. Lil is a very big part of the local Red Hatters and you can see from her beautiful smile that she enjoys that group. Olivia Barnett (Atlanta, Ga.) has fun in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse pool. Olivia was visiting her grandparents for the week and her grandma (Priscilla Geissal) took this candid shot of her in the pool.


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