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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Stone Creek........3 Quail Meadow......5 Rev. Snyder..........8 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 33 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER9, 2011 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, November 9, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009RD3 Steel Horse Stampede Hundreds of bikers took part in the annual Steel Horse Stampede, a ride to raise funds for Hospice. Above, the bikes approach the Legacy House in Southwest Ocala. At right, two Hondas attracted a lot of attention at the starting point at Hospice headquarters behind the Mall.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK During the Annual Election Period, which runs through Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare Prescription Drug or Advantage plans. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program is available to provide free help for Florida Medicare beneficiaries as they carefully evaluate their health care options. The open enrollment period is a sensitive time for beneficiaries as several pieces of personal information are needed to compare and enroll in plans. SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased, and confidential insurance counseling and community education regarding Medicare options and prescription drug assistance for elders, their family and caregivers. Here are seven things to remember about SHINE: 1. SHINE does not sell anything. 2. SHINE does not employ insurance agents as volunteers or staff. Medicare enrollment: Protect yourself Please see SHINE Page 7 Artifacts and photographs from Hanoi Hilton, a Vietnamese war prison, will be on display as part of a Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11-13 at Marion Woods, located at 1661 S.E. 31st St. The public is invited free of charge. Hanoi Hilton, sarcastically coined by American prisoners of war, was one site used by the Vietnamese to house, torture and interrogate captured servicemen, including Sen. John McCain. Remaining structures of the infamous prison were disassembled and shipped to the U.S. The structure will eventually be reassmbled as an exhibit. The owner is allowing public viewing of several artifacts to lend support to the Outward Bound for Veterans program. Marion Woods is hosting other events during the weekend to also support this program. Outward Bound for Veterans helps returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world. Service members take part in wilderness expeditions that are physically, mentally and emotionally challenging in order to build the self-confidence, pride, trust, and communication skills necessary to successfully return to their families, employers and communities following wartime service. Vietnam prison artifacts can be seen locally Fairfield sale These are some of the items that were on sale at the Fairfield Village event this past weekend. For story and more photos, see Page 2.PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL

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T he weather on Saturday was beautiful, and many locals came to see what was available at the sale that many look forward to each spring and fall. As I moved around our community, I was really not surprised to see the many smiles and happy faces as people chatted. Not all the chatting was with customers because a good number of the neighbors combined their offerings for sale together so that those coming to look things over had an easier time for their perusing. In the time between their speaking with the customers, they were able to carry on animated conversations and enjoy the beautiful day with their neighbors. Many enjoyed lunch together purchased from the ladies in the Clubhouse who offered a light lunch which many enjoyed. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 9, 2011 11 2Wednesday, November 9, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 00095KC 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. 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Cohn Construction 0009I76 0 0 0 9 O Z P 0009N2W 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 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. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor 0009P54 MUSEUM EYECARE 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 0009O71 0009P9Y 6% SELLER PAID CLOSING COST ON YOUR LAND OR OURS! 550 BEACON & UP EASY QUALIFYING TRADE-INS WELCOME! GOOD CREDIT! NO CREDIT! BAD CREDIT! Packages available in Marion, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Pasco, Polk, Alachua, Putnam, Sumter, Hernando Jacobsen Modular Homes on Land 2, 3, 4, 5 BEDROOM, 900-3000 SQ. FT., 1-10 ACRES READY TO MOVE IN LOWER INSURANCE RA TES WITH MODUL AR HOMES OVER MOBILE HOMES 3BR PLAN AS LOW AS $ 495 /MO. 4BR PLAN AS L OW AS $ 595 /MO. www.customhomectr.com customhomesocala@earthlink.net OCALA CUSTOM HOMES 6095 S. PINE AVE. OCALA, FL 34480 888-546-4707 W I T H L AN D WITH L AND Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Fairfield sale was a success Please see SALE Page 7 Lil Oliver's talent for crochet was evident in her beautiful display. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 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 ef fort 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... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Free Services BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Announcements BOOKLET:Scientists and God by Wily Elder Free from 8v@8v.com Sporting Goods Christmas Gift Cert. Concealed Weapons Lic., FL/Non FL. Res. 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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 We Buy Any Vehicle Perfect Condition or not so perfect, Titled, no title, no problem. I will pay up to $15,000 for Vehicles. Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 9, 2011 3 10Wednesday, November 9, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009RTS Marion Woods Retirement 1661 S.E. 31st Street, Ocala BENEFITS THE OUTWARD BOUND FOR VETERANS PROJECT ARTIFACTS EXHIBIT VIEWING TIMES Friday, Nov.11, 1 PM -5 PM Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 AM -5 PM Sunday, Nov. 13, 1 PM -5 PM THEY BRAVELY SERVED US. LETS RETURN THE FAVOR. View structures of the infamous prison that held American POWs, including Senator John McCain. Support returning service members by making your donation at the viewing. 0009R8W CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Lipitor 100 ct. $99.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 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 0009PQD 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. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 0009RJZ 0009Q47 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm We Support and Love our Veterans, Thank You for your service!C OME TEST DRIVE A 2012 C LUB C AR and get your $ 5 in G OLD C OINS (Hurry-while coins last) Sale on all Trojan Batteries 6-V Power Trans only $ 439 6-V T605 only $ 469 6-V T105 only $ 529 8-V T875 only $ 579 12-V T1275 only $ 599 Back Seat only $ 399 Stone Creek Rare bird spotted at Stone Creek O n Saturday, Oct. 29, the Caracara Florida crested bird was spotted at Stone Creek. This bird was spotted by a group of bird watchers. These birdwatchers were out to celebrate Halloween and they found the Caracara perched or maybe sitting at their table. The bird which is in decline in Florida because of loss of habitat found shelter at the Leisure Arts annual Halloween Party. The bird was really Beth Mueller who has spotted this rare bird on two occasions. This gave her the idea for a Halloween Costume. Those seated at her table were dressed as bird watchers. The ballroom of the Stone Creek Pavilion was transformed into a spooky place by many Leisure Arts members. As you entered you met Millie DAguanno, who is president of this club. She was a friendly witch. They were many other witches and very unique costumes. Curella Deville and one of Patricia Gizzi her Dalmatians, there was an outlet along with plug, Abbott and Costello, Groucho Marks, two sacks of potatoes grown in the USA, and the list goes on of different costumes. This is a group of very talented people. Each table was decorated with great Halloween decorations and food was served family style. Residents were treated to salad, Sheppards pie, homemade pumpkin role and a table of desserts. Your ticket could make you a winner of the many, many door prizes that were given away. There was a raffle of a beautiful quilt made by members of the quilting group. This was won by Peggy Seery. She told her husband that they could not leave as she was going Beth Mueller Please see CREEK Page 10 CREEK continued from Page 3 to win the quilt. They stayed and she won. Way to go, Peggy! The Leisure Arts Club has always been generous over the years and this event was no different. They donated $600 for needed equipment for the kitchen and all the extra food, some 19 pans of shepherds pie, along with roles, butter and other items were donated to Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen. Millie told me that the club is hoping to make more donations to charities in the Ocala area and the Stone Creek Community. It was truly a wonderful evening of fun! Thanks to the many Leisure Arts members who gave of their time to sell tickets, set up the room, make decorations, cook food and of course, clean-up so the rest of us could enjoy a great evening! Beth Mueller and Harvey Paskin. Leisure Arts President, Millie D Aguanno. With a distant disdain in his voice he simply said, Sir, you will have to remove your suspenders. By the tone of his voice, I ascertained that he did not have the foggiest idea of the purpose of a gentlemans suspenders. I wear suspenders because they are fashionable, comfortable and serve a vital purpose for me. I looked at him and said, Have you ever heard of wardrobe malfunction? Sir, he said in a practiced monotone, you will have to remove your suspenders. I saw no way around this obstacle and if I wanted to get onto the airplane, I would need to go through this archway. Slowly I took off my suspenders and put them in a tray to send through the scanner. The archway buzzer did not go off this time, which was a relief to me, but once I was through the archway things happened. As I reached for the tray on the conveyor, I suddenly felt a gentle breeze, heard several shrieks behind me and felt something grab my ankles. Wardrobe malfunction! Sure, you can grab your trousers and pull them up but you still have to live with the fact that you actually mooned potential fellow passengers on the airplane. I am not sure which is worse: a bomb in your underwear, or, your underwear on display. After adjusting everything and picking up my briefcase, I noticed several people pointing in my direction and laughing. Believe me, a wardrobe malfunction is not anything to laugh at unless of course it happens to someone else. Sitting in the airplane waiting to take off a verse of Scripture dominated my thinking. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world, (John 16:33 KJV). Whatever our tribulations might be, we can rest unabashed in the finished work of Jesus Christ. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 8 Arnette House tickets on saleTickets are now on sale for the Arnette House 30th Anniversary Celebration on Nov. 10, from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. The event is being held at the Country Club of Ocala 6823 S.E. 12th Circle Ocala, FL 34480. Community Sponsor is the Ocala Star Banner. Participants will be able to enjoy celebrating Arnette House 30 years of service to Marion and Lake County. Food will be provided by the Country Club of Ocala Executive Chef Rick Alabaugh. Training Lucy will provide live entertainment. Silent Auction items available are: Trip for two including airfare and hotel accommodations to New York City and Chicago. Oakley sunglasses and watches, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ski trip, deep sea fishing package to Mexico Beach, Florida, and so much more. Ticket prices are $75/per person. Corporate tables are available for $750. Tickets are limited. Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. All proceeds will benefit the youth programs at the Arnette House. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Matt Matthews at 352-622-4432 or e-mail mmatthews@arnettehouse.org Founded in 1981, the Arnette House provides a 24-hour walk-in emergency shelter for youth; counseling to help families resolve crisis situations and remain together; group homes for youth ages 13-17; and an independent living program for youth ages 16-24. The facility also participates in Project Safe Place, so children in trouble may gain access to Arnette House by entering any local business or public building displaying the special Safe Place symbol. The mission of the Arnette House is to protect the public by preventing juvenile delinquency and child abuse through the strengthening of youth and families in Marion and Lake Counties. Christmas Concert by choirThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. The program is titled Carols from around the World. Admission is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information call 352-537-0207. Retired Nurses plan partyThe RNR Christmas party will be on Dec. 19 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. The entertainment will be a barbershop group called, "The Young & the Rest of Us" and the charity unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army. Cost is $15. Call Gladys at 352-8610261 or Mary Jane at 352726-6882 for details.

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Thursday, Nov. 10 Fellowship Baptist plans dinnerOn Thursday, Nov. 10, Fellowship Baptist Church having a dinner followed by a program presented by Trevor Thomas Drama Ministries (see www.trevorthomasdramaministries.com for more information) Tickets are $5 for the dinner and show. Seating is limited, so please contact the church office at 352-629-5379 and find out how you can purchase your ticket today! Marine Corps Birthday Ball The Marine Corps League, Ocala West Detachment, announces its annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball will be held, as tradition dictates, on Nov. 10 this year. The event will be held at the Palm Grove Club in Oak Run, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dress is semi-formal, tickets are $25 per person. Dinner, music By George, and dancing are included. You need not be a veteran U.S. Marine to attend the celebration. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the MCL, and are available now, and must be ordered and paid for by Nov. 1. For information, call Jim McCarthy at 352-873-6927. Fashion show plannedThe Ways and Means Ladies of the Pioneer Garden Club are finalizing plans for their annual Fashion Show and High Tea at the Pioneer Garden Center on Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. Cost per ticket is $12. Fashions will be from the Closet at Greiners and Belks Department Store in Ocala. This is a popular event and tickets sell quickly. Limit of tickets is 200, so call early for reserved space. The fashions are lovely and are featured for ladies of all sizes. Some models will be members of Pioneer Garden Club. This is a great opportunity for residents of Marion County and surrounding areas to visit the club and consider joining as a member. Every year, the membership grows by three or four after the High Tea and Fashion Show. The membership is not just for ladies, men are members also. So, mark your calendars, call for reservations, and come join the fun! Telephone 352-236-4448 or visit pioneergardenclub.org. Friday, Nov. 11 Red Kettle KickoffThe Salvation Armys Red Kettle Christmas Campaign begins shortly. Celebrate with us on Nov. 11 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Ocalas Downtown Square. Funds raised during the holiday season help to provide food, shelter, and social services throughout the year for individuals and families in need in Marion County. Volunteers are always welcome to ring at our Red Kettle stands. Call 352-629-2004 ext 306 to reserve your day and time. MCSO Foundation golf tourneyThe MCSO Foundation is holding its First Golf Outing on Nov. 11 at the Ocala Golf Club with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The outing is to honor those who serve their country. The cost is $65 per person which includes golf and cart Fees, practice balls and continental breakfast. On the first and only hole-in-one, win a new car from Ocala Volvo. Entry due date is Oct. 31. Mail checks payable to MCSO Foundation, P .O. Box 1987, Ocala FL 34478, Attn: golf outing. All proceeds go to fund the Sheriffs Office Foundation volunteer program. For information, telephone president Mary Callahan 352861-4201. Saturday, Nov. 12 Quail Meadow arts and craftsQuail Meadow Arts & Craft Fair & Bake Sale will be Nov. 12., 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at 3158 N.W. 49th Ave (off U.S. Highway 27 near Walgreens). Arts, jewelry, calligraphy, woodworking etc. Free drawings every 1/2 hour. Lunch served.Sunday, Nov. 13 Southern Express at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.in the Sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Southern Express Band, under the direction of John Holland, will play big band dance music of the 40s and 50s including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. The 18-member orchestra is composed of musicians with varying backgrounds from the Cincinnati Pops, Navy, Marine and Army service bands to former music and band directors. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Post polio group to meet"Stress busters" is the theme of the next meeting of The North Central Florida Post Polio Support Group. We will meet on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Bldg. 300, Suite 303 in Ocala. "Stress Busters" will be a fun and interesting way to learn how stress affects our lives, health and what we can do about it. The speaker will be Alina A. Stoothoof, BD,CMHP with "The Centers." If you have any questions or need further information call Carolyn Raville at 352489-1731. Tuesday, Nov. 15 Memory screenings availableMemory screenings and educational materials are available as part of National Memory Screening Day, an initiative of the Alzheimers Foundation of America. The event will be at Visiting Angels, 8405 S.W. 80th St., Suite 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call 352-620-8484 for an appointment for the free and confidential screening. Thursday, Nov. 17 Genealogical Society meeting The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Our guest speaker, Sharon Tate Moody, will speak on "And the Winner Is...Georgia's Land Lotteries". The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Patti Hunt at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Friday, Nov. 18 Medicare questions answered Medicare questions? Come to the College of Central Florida and speak with SHINE Counselors about your prescription drug plans, Medicare supplements, and more. This is a free service of the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs. It will be Friday, Nov. 18, all day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College of Central Florida, Building 42, Room 103 in the Enterprise Center. Bring your Medicare and SS cards/ list of prescriptions/photo ID/letters from Medicare/SS. Saturday, Nov. 19 Book sale for Blind Center A book sale will take place Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Florida Center for the Blind, 7634 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Phone number is 352-873-4700. All proceeds are for the Florida Center for the Blind. Scandinavian Club to meet The Scandinavian club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join others on Nov. 19 for the clubs next meeting, which will be at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetable, salad, beverage and dessert. The entertainment will be the Flamingos. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and advance payment are required. Payment must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 15. Checks to be made out to Club Treasurer Bill Thompson and mailed to Scandinavian club in care of Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, 34476. For further details, call Don Clauson at 352-861-1235, Lillian Woodman at 352-873-0427 or Bill Thompson at 352-751-5174. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9 4Wednesday, November 9, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 103, 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 0009EMP ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some changes might seem confusing at first, especially to an Aries whose impatience levels are pretty shaky this week. Take it one step at a time, Lamb, and soon all will be made clear. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That difficult situation youve been dealing with continues to call for careful handling. Avoid quickly made choices that might not stand up when theyre finally put to the test. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You still have lots of evaluating to do before you can consider making a commitment. Its better to move cautiously than to risk stumbling into a major misunderstanding. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A previously peevish partner offers to be more helpful with your problems. But remember: The final choice is yours. Be guided by what you feel is the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As the Big Cat, you can sometimes be pretty rough on those you suspect of betrayal. The best advice is to pull in those claws and listen to the explanation. It might surprise you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your inner voice usually guides you well. But a note of caution: This is a period of mixed signals for you, so be careful you dont misunderstand the messages youre getting. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Cupids call beckons both single Librans looking for a new love, as well as couples hoping to strengthen their relationships. A workplace problem is quickly resolved. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Its been a hectic time for you, and you might want to take a break to restore both body and soul. Youll then be set to face new challenges later this month. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Its a good idea to take a more conservative approach to your financial situation right now. Some plans made earlier this year might need readjusting. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a fine time to move boldly into those new opportunities I promised would open up for you. Check them over, and then choose the best one for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Congratulations. Your selfassurance is growing stronger, and you should now feel more confident about making that long-deferred decision about a possible commitment. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre very close to reaching your goal. But be wary of distractions that can lure you off-course and leave you stranded far away from where you really want to be. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an inner sight that helps you see into peoples hearts. You would be an excellent psychologist or social worker. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings Wine, cuisine to benefit Hospice In celebration of the holidays, experience fine wine and elegant cuisine during a benefit for Hospice of Marion County at Cuve Wine and Bistro on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. This black-tie optional gala will feature distinctive gourmet food stations, champagne sangria and other assorted wines. Entertainment includes music by solo guitarist Tom LaVenia and silent auction. Limited reservations are available for this elegant event benefiting Hospice of Marion Countys Childrens Program. Donation is $75 per person. Tickets are available at Cuve and Hospice of Marion County. For more information, call 352-854-5218. Read the classifieds

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T he Quail Meadow Arts and Crafts Fair and Bake Sale is this Saturday the 12th. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and the sale continues until 2:30 p.m. There will be free drawings every half-hour. Come out and see the many crafts of art, jewelry, calligraphy, woodworking, etc. Also, the bake sale always has a great assortment of homemade goodies. A hot dog lunch will be available for a small fee. Today, Wednesday the 9th, is the last day to make your reservations for the Holiday Dinner. The dinner will be catered by Bob Evans Restaurant. We will feast on grilled chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cole slaw. Tickets can be purchased from Kathy Voss and Charlotte Payne for a donation of $12 each. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Interfaith food box. Its time for the monthly Ladies Luncheon (Friday the 11th). This month we will meet at the new Ocean Breeze Buffet, located at the old Bella Luna restaurant on State Road 200. They have a fabulous buffet! Call Kathy Voss or Maryanne Ellner today to make your reservation. Calling all Bunco players: meet at the clubhouse the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for an enjoyable evening. New players are always welcome. Do you need exercise? There are exercise classes at the clubhouse every morning except Sunday. Mary Zdarsky conducts the class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; Marion Gartman is the instructor for Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, the 11th is Veterans Day. Many of us remember when this was called Armistice Day I think that tells our age! World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. That is why Nov. 11 is considered Armistice Day. This day was made an official holiday on May 13, 1938. However, after World War II and the Korean conflict, the 83rd Congress amended the Act of 1938, by replacing the word, Armistice, with Veterans. Therefore, on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. While other National holidays are observed on Monday, this day is always observed on the actual day Nov. 11. This is a day to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy because of the service and sacrifice our veterans have given in order for us to live in freedom. If you have family members, friends, or acquaintances who are serving, or have served in our military service, tell them, thank you. R ecently, I needed to make a trip to visit some relatives. These days, the way the economy and gas prices are it turns out to be cheaper to fly. Even though, airlines no longer serve the delicious food of which they became famous. Several aspects about airplanes that give me cause for alarm. The person who designed the modern-day airplane must have used one of the dwarfs for a model. Im thinking, Grumpy. The seats, for example, are not built for the average posterior. I know I need to go on a diet but my airplane seat does not have to remind me of that auspicious fact. The restrooms do not have any room whatsoever to rest in them. The last one I was in I had to step outside in order to change my mind. What were they thinking when they designed and built these restrooms? Personally, I think it is a conspiracy on the part of the entire airline industry to harass those of us who are diminutive challenged. However, I can live with some of these inconveniences. I do not really mind flying it is the airports that I cannot stand. If there were some way to fly the friendly skies and eliminate airports I would be a happy flyer. It has been a while since I flew the friendly skies and so I had forgotten some of the airport rigmarole that paying customers must go through. I am surprised with all of the fees associated with flying these days someone has not come up with the bright idea of charging a fee for everyone to be patted down. In order to get to the airplane you have to go through a very sophisticated technological gateway. I had forgotten how thoroughly they check out their passengers. Everything needs placed into a tray, which then goes through a scanner to make sure nobody is transporting a bomb in his or her baggage. Then comes the dangerous part. Everybody has to take off his or her shoes, which makes the whole airport smell as if some bomb did go off. Not only shoes, but also everybody has to empty their pockets and take off all jewelry. Then, after putting all of my stuff in these trays, I was to walk through an archway to make sure I was not transporting a bomb in my underwear. As I walked through the buzzer went off. Sir, do you have anything in your pockets? I looked and found a pen, so I had to take that out and put in a tray. Again, I walked through and the buzzer went off. Sir, is there anything else in your pockets? My wallet with credit cards and such things, which I did not realize was setting the buzzer off. I placed my wallet into the tray and then walked to the archway again. The buzzer went off again. At this point I was a little confused because I did not know what else I could take off. Therefore, I took off my sweater. Maybe something in the buttons that the archway did not like. Then the man on the other side of the archway spied what he thought was the trouble and said, Sir, you have to take off your suspenders. Say what? I said in alarm. You have to remove your suspenders. 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West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends If I wanted to ride a bus, Id schedule a bus Time to thank a vet T his Friday is Veterans Day, a time for us to honor all those who put on a uniform and serve in the military to help protect our country. Many people confuse this day with Memorial Day, which is the last Monday in May. Memorial Day honors all those who gave their lives in service of their country. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors all veterans, living and dead. Its particularly important to honor those who are still us. Although they didnt make the ultimate sacrifice that their deceased comrades made, they still gave up a chunk of their lives to protect and serve. Some came back with lifelong scars, both physical and mental. Fridays the day we should let them all know that we appreciate their service, whether in combat or not. Much attention is paid now to the veterans of World War II, especially with the Honor Flights that have provided them a chance to see a memorial built in Washington, D.C., in the honor of the service of the troops in that war. But, sadly, the number of World War II veterans is thinning out. A simple math deduction shows why: If a person in the military were 18 years old in 1945 when the war ended, he would be 84 years old today. But there are many veterans of wars and campaigns since then: Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. They are still around and, in many cases, active. This is the day to honor them, especially since they are here to receive the praise that they deserve. So take time this Friday to honor a veteran in the community. As we saw on a bumper sticker once, If you enjoy your freedom, thank a vet. O ur m essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column A war story for veteransBy Dr. Paul Kengor S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER It was nothing dramatic, says Dr. Karl E. Blake of Wexford, Pennsylvania, retired surgeon and member of the World War II generation, but it was important, and no one has written about it, at least that Ive seen. I got an unexpected call from Dr. Blake last Memorial Day, mid-afternoon, after just returning from the annual Memorial Day Parade in Mercer, Pennsylvania, which every year is a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell portraitthe essence of small-town America. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review had published a profile I did of a local 87-year-old vet (same age as Blake) named Frank Kravetz, a former POW who did time in the hell-hole of the Nazis Nuremberg Prison Camp. I concluded that article with a plea to aging vets to share their unique experiences with the current generation, imploring them not to take this invaluable history to the grave. Well, said the soft-spoken Blake, reminding me of my own words, Ive got something that I dont think people know about. Someone needs to record this. Get it on-record. Pretty soon, none of us are going to be around to talk about it. Okay, I told him. Start talking. What people today dont understand, Blake began, getting right to the point, is that in 1942, 1943, and so on, the government had no idea how long the war was going to last. That caught my attention right away. So true, I interrupted, today we know the dates: Normandy, June 1944. V-E Day, May 1945. The surrender of Japan, September 1945. But when you were living through it, you didnt know. Thats right, said Blake. And the government didnt know, and the government was making plans for the long-term. There were measures that the government took to get a supply of educated people dentists, physicians, all kinds of things. American society was going to need professional people. So many young men were serving in the war overseas. I hadnt thought of that. I hadnt read about it eitherBlakes point precisely. Blake told me about three government programs, which he abbreviated as V-1, V12, and ASTP (Army Specialized Training Program). The former were both Navy operations. Blake was in V-1s. These were rigorous academic programs heavy in math and science. Among the goals was to create a non-combat professional class. Blake was trained as a doctor. Blake had grown up in Mercer, Pennsylvaniathe very site (ironically) of the Memorial Day Parade I had just attended. He went to Grove City College, where I Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. 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I would have to have someone take me to the bus, because in Ocala, you cant park your car overnight at the station. Seems to me that isnt good for stimulating usage, but what do I know. I catch the train in Jacksonville, then go to New York City, where I wouldnt arrive until Wednesday evening. By the time I got to a hotel, checked in, etc., it would probably be time to find something to eat and go to sleep in the city that never sleeps. After all, I had spent the previous night in a trains coach seat. And about food. Theres a little note on the Amtrak website that coach passengers are charged extra for meals. How nice. Coming home, I would leave on Tuesday in mid-morning and get back to Ocala Wednesday morning. Second, Greyhound bus. This is definitely the cheaper route, but probably the least comfortable. You would leave Ocala at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday and get to Penn Station in New York on Wednesday at 8:05 p.m. You have to change buses in Lake City, Richmond, Va., and at an early stop in New York. Presumably you could get off wherever that is and take a taxi to the Penn Station area and your hotel, but thats an extra expense. Coming back, I cant leave New York on Monday, but I would have to leave on Sunday, change in Richmond and Atlanta. Total cost for the bus is $186 listed, doesnt say anything about taxes. Of course, you have to eat in the bus stop restaurants at the stations, not always an appetizing amenity. Third, flying. I did a search from Gainesville to JFK Airport in New York City, and came up with a Delta flight for $256 after taxes. I would leave at 6:38 and get to New York at 11:12 a.m. On Tuesday, giving me an extra day up there (but the hotel is $300 a night or so.) Id have to get a taxi or limo from the airport to the Penn Station area to arrive at the same place as the bus and train. Coming back is about the same but the fare I quoted is round trip. Id also have to pay to park my car in Gainesville for a week or so. Finally, there is driving, which, no secret, is my favorite. If I left Ocala at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, and really felt energetic, I could drive all the way through. However, Im not as young as I used to be, so Id probably stop after about 12 hours in Richmond, on the north side. Id get up and leave not too early in the morning to avoid rush hour in D.C., and get to my hotel in New York about 2 p.m. Mileage about 900 miles. My car gets 30 miles to the gallon and 300 miles to a tank. Three tanks of gas at about $30 each is $90, or $180 round trip. One night in a motel about $60, but not that much for food. Youd be surprised how long a bucket of chicken can last when youre driving. Same expenses in New York, for the hotel, but an additional charge for parking the car, which is probably more expensive in New York than in Gainesville. What do all these comparisons show? For most people, the air route is the best, and fastest and probably most comfortable. I say most people because some of us dont fly. Putting it all together, I guess my dream of seeing the Mets play at home in Citi Field is just a pipe dream, and wont happen. But, of course, there always is an alternative. When do the spring training games start in Port St. Lucie? This Friday is Veterans Day, a time for us to honor all those who put on a uniform and serve in the military to help protect our country. Jim Clark Editor teach, and then followed at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh, two outstanding medical schools. So, I said to Blake as I scribbled notes, bachelors at Grove City, and then masters at Penn and M.D. at Pitt? No, no, Blake replied. I never got a degree. Thats something else people dont understand. Back then, you did as much schooling as you could afford and needed. Thats how it went. Indeed. That, too, is something lost over the years. Today, for way too many students, college is a four-year partyactually, a six-year party. Its not about studying, training, honing a skill or the life of the mind. You have fun, buy a degree without, hopefully, losing your soul and parents hard-earned savings. Worse, its often a scandalous rip-off, as universities charge obscene prices for what they provide. Karl Blakes generation wouldnt dare waste a dime of that hard-earned money. Blake told me how he went to college for $87 per semester, scraping together a handful of semesters. His experience had been like Frank Kravetzs, who attended just enough college to learn the engineering he needed to enter the field and make a nice career at Westinghouse after the war. Folks like Frank and Blake got more education in four semesters than youngsters today get in four years (or six years). Karl Blake got the education to enter medicine and launch a long, productive career in general and specialized surgery. He got the education post-war America needed. He credits programs like V-1, V-12, and ASTP which he views as unusually far-sighted in planning. Dr. Karl E. Blake never planted a flag at Iwo Jima or stormed the beaches of Normandy. He did nothing dramatic, but he did do something extremely important, as did thousands of Americans like him who fought the battle for post-war civilized society. Blakes wartime training allowed him to save numerous lives after the war, far more than he might have saved in combat. Is there a Karl Blake in your family, on your street, at your church? Talk to himor her. Record the story. Get it on-record. As Dr. Blake says, Pretty soon, none of us are going to be around to talk about it. Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. His books include The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism and his latest release, Dupes: How Americas Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century. Please see COLUMN Page 7 GUESTcontinued from Page 6 3. SHINE volunteers and staff receive a federal background check. 4. SHINE will not make an enrollment or other decision for you. 5. SHINE does not threaten or pressure individuals. 6. SHINE will not offer to come to your home. 7. SHINE does not make unsolicited phone calls. While the states SHINE Program is a trusted community source, there are some organizations and individuals who should not be granted access to personal information. If you suspect the program or individual asking for your information is not legitimate, do not give them your information and report the incident to the Senior Medicare Patrol project at 1-866-357-6677. Beneficiaries should be careful not to give personal information to anyone showing up at their home uninvited or making unsolicited phone calls in order to sell Medicare-related products or services. Beneficiaries who believe they are a victim of fraud or identity theft should call Senior Medicare Patrol project at 1-866-3576677. To receive help from SHINE to review and enroll in a plan, individuals may visit designated SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment events in local communities, or contact SHINEs trained volunteer counselors at 1800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, visit www.FloridaSHINE.org. SHINEcontinued from Page 1 Noticing the variety of things offered by different neighbors, I became aware that many of us (myself included) have developed quite impressive collections of certain specific items over the years. One neighbor and I remarked how sometimes these collections start out very unexpectedly and then grow exponentially when some of our relatives decide to add to the collection when gifts are appropriate. Sometimes the space that these collectibles take up becomes very valuable; and then we endeavor to trim down the collection somewhat. Personally, I can remember my own mother asking us, her family please not to give her anything else that needed dusting. She even said, I have an idea, for my birthday, all of you come to eat cake and ice cream and take home an item that I wont have to dust the next week. Whatever the reason for the sale or the purchase, everyone seemed in wonderful spirits and had a really good time this past weekend in Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. SALE continued from Page 2 Baked goods for sale were superb! 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West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends If I wanted to ride a bus, Id schedule a bus Time to thank a vet T his Friday is Veterans Day, a time for us to honor all those who put on a uniform and serve in the military to help protect our country. Many people confuse this day with Memorial Day, which is the last Monday in May. Memorial Day honors all those who gave their lives in service of their country. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors all veterans, living and dead. Its particularly important to honor those who are still us. Although they didnt make the ultimate sacrifice that their deceased comrades made, they still gave up a chunk of their lives to protect and serve. Some came back with lifelong scars, both physical and mental. Fridays the day we should let them all know that we appreciate their service, whether in combat or not. Much attention is paid now to the veterans of World War II, especially with the Honor Flights that have provided them a chance to see a memorial built in Washington, D.C., in the honor of the service of the troops in that war. But, sadly, the number of World War II veterans is thinning out. A simple math deduction shows why: If a person in the military were 18 years old in 1945 when the war ended, he would be 84 years old today. But there are many veterans of wars and campaigns since then: Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc. They are still around and, in many cases, active. This is the day to honor them, especially since they are here to receive the praise that they deserve. So take time this Friday to honor a veteran in the community. As we saw on a bumper sticker once, If you enjoy your freedom, thank a vet. O ur m essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column A war story for veteransBy Dr. Paul Kengor S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER It was nothing dramatic, says Dr. Karl E. Blake of Wexford, Pennsylvania, retired surgeon and member of the World War II generation, but it was important, and no one has written about it, at least that Ive seen. I got an unexpected call from Dr. Blake last Memorial Day, mid-afternoon, after just returning from the annual Memorial Day Parade in Mercer, Pennsylvania, which every year is a scene right out of a Norman Rockwell portraitthe essence of small-town America. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review had published a profile I did of a local 87-year-old vet (same age as Blake) named Frank Kravetz, a former POW who did time in the hell-hole of the Nazis Nuremberg Prison Camp. I concluded that article with a plea to aging vets to share their unique experiences with the current generation, imploring them not to take this invaluable history to the grave. Well, said the soft-spoken Blake, reminding me of my own words, Ive got something that I dont think people know about. Someone needs to record this. Get it on-record. Pretty soon, none of us are going to be around to talk about it. Okay, I told him. Start talking. What people today dont understand, Blake began, getting right to the point, is that in 1942, 1943, and so on, the government had no idea how long the war was going to last. That caught my attention right away. So true, I interrupted, today we know the dates: Normandy, June 1944. V-E Day, May 1945. The surrender of Japan, September 1945. But when you were living through it, you didnt know. Thats right, said Blake. And the government didnt know, and the government was making plans for the long-term. There were measures that the government took to get a supply of educated people dentists, physicians, all kinds of things. American society was going to need professional people. So many young men were serving in the war overseas. I hadnt thought of that. I hadnt read about it eitherBlakes point precisely. Blake told me about three government programs, which he abbreviated as V-1, V12, and ASTP (Army Specialized Training Program). The former were both Navy operations. Blake was in V-1s. These were rigorous academic programs heavy in math and science. Among the goals was to create a non-combat professional class. Blake was trained as a doctor. Blake had grown up in Mercer, Pennsylvaniathe very site (ironically) of the Memorial Day Parade I had just attended. He went to Grove City College, where I Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. 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I would have to have someone take me to the bus, because in Ocala, you cant park your car overnight at the station. Seems to me that isnt good for stimulating usage, but what do I know. I catch the train in Jacksonville, then go to New York City, where I wouldnt arrive until Wednesday evening. By the time I got to a hotel, checked in, etc., it would probably be time to find something to eat and go to sleep in the city that never sleeps. After all, I had spent the previous night in a trains coach seat. And about food. Theres a little note on the Amtrak website that coach passengers are charged extra for meals. How nice. Coming home, I would leave on Tuesday in mid-morning and get back to Ocala Wednesday morning. Second, Greyhound bus. This is definitely the cheaper route, but probably the least comfortable. You would leave Ocala at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday and get to Penn Station in New York on Wednesday at 8:05 p.m. You have to change buses in Lake City, Richmond, Va., and at an early stop in New York. Presumably you could get off wherever that is and take a taxi to the Penn Station area and your hotel, but thats an extra expense. Coming back, I cant leave New York on Monday, but I would have to leave on Sunday, change in Richmond and Atlanta. Total cost for the bus is $186 listed, doesnt say anything about taxes. Of course, you have to eat in the bus stop restaurants at the stations, not always an appetizing amenity. Third, flying. I did a search from Gainesville to JFK Airport in New York City, and came up with a Delta flight for $256 after taxes. I would leave at 6:38 and get to New York at 11:12 a.m. On Tuesday, giving me an extra day up there (but the hotel is $300 a night or so.) Id have to get a taxi or limo from the airport to the Penn Station area to arrive at the same place as the bus and train. Coming back is about the same but the fare I quoted is round trip. Id also have to pay to park my car in Gainesville for a week or so. Finally, there is driving, which, no secret, is my favorite. If I left Ocala at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, and really felt energetic, I could drive all the way through. However, Im not as young as I used to be, so Id probably stop after about 12 hours in Richmond, on the north side. Id get up and leave not too early in the morning to avoid rush hour in D.C., and get to my hotel in New York about 2 p.m. Mileage about 900 miles. My car gets 30 miles to the gallon and 300 miles to a tank. Three tanks of gas at about $30 each is $90, or $180 round trip. One night in a motel about $60, but not that much for food. Youd be surprised how long a bucket of chicken can last when youre driving. Same expenses in New York, for the hotel, but an additional charge for parking the car, which is probably more expensive in New York than in Gainesville. What do all these comparisons show? For most people, the air route is the best, and fastest and probably most comfortable. I say most people because some of us dont fly. Putting it all together, I guess my dream of seeing the Mets play at home in Citi Field is just a pipe dream, and wont happen. But, of course, there always is an alternative. When do the spring training games start in Port St. Lucie? This Friday is Veterans Day, a time for us to honor all those who put on a uniform and serve in the military to help protect our country. Jim Clark Editor teach, and then followed at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh, two outstanding medical schools. So, I said to Blake as I scribbled notes, bachelors at Grove City, and then masters at Penn and M.D. at Pitt? No, no, Blake replied. I never got a degree. Thats something else people dont understand. Back then, you did as much schooling as you could afford and needed. Thats how it went. Indeed. That, too, is something lost over the years. Today, for way too many students, college is a four-year partyactually, a six-year party. Its not about studying, training, honing a skill or the life of the mind. You have fun, buy a degree without, hopefully, losing your soul and parents hard-earned savings. Worse, its often a scandalous rip-off, as universities charge obscene prices for what they provide. Karl Blakes generation wouldnt dare waste a dime of that hard-earned money. Blake told me how he went to college for $87 per semester, scraping together a handful of semesters. His experience had been like Frank Kravetzs, who attended just enough college to learn the engineering he needed to enter the field and make a nice career at Westinghouse after the war. Folks like Frank and Blake got more education in four semesters than youngsters today get in four years (or six years). Karl Blake got the education to enter medicine and launch a long, productive career in general and specialized surgery. He got the education post-war America needed. He credits programs like V-1, V-12, and ASTP which he views as unusually far-sighted in planning. Dr. Karl E. Blake never planted a flag at Iwo Jima or stormed the beaches of Normandy. He did nothing dramatic, but he did do something extremely important, as did thousands of Americans like him who fought the battle for post-war civilized society. Blakes wartime training allowed him to save numerous lives after the war, far more than he might have saved in combat. Is there a Karl Blake in your family, on your street, at your church? Talk to himor her. Record the story. Get it on-record. As Dr. Blake says, Pretty soon, none of us are going to be around to talk about it. Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. His books include The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism and his latest release, Dupes: How Americas Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century. Please see COLUMN Page 7 GUESTcontinued from Page 6 3. SHINE volunteers and staff receive a federal background check. 4. SHINE will not make an enrollment or other decision for you. 5. SHINE does not threaten or pressure individuals. 6. SHINE will not offer to come to your home. 7. SHINE does not make unsolicited phone calls. While the states SHINE Program is a trusted community source, there are some organizations and individuals who should not be granted access to personal information. If you suspect the program or individual asking for your information is not legitimate, do not give them your information and report the incident to the Senior Medicare Patrol project at 1-866-357-6677. Beneficiaries should be careful not to give personal information to anyone showing up at their home uninvited or making unsolicited phone calls in order to sell Medicare-related products or services. Beneficiaries who believe they are a victim of fraud or identity theft should call Senior Medicare Patrol project at 1-866-3576677. To receive help from SHINE to review and enroll in a plan, individuals may visit designated SHINE counseling sites, attend enrollment events in local communities, or contact SHINEs trained volunteer counselors at 1800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and enrollment events, visit www.FloridaSHINE.org. SHINEcontinued from Page 1 Noticing the variety of things offered by different neighbors, I became aware that many of us (myself included) have developed quite impressive collections of certain specific items over the years. One neighbor and I remarked how sometimes these collections start out very unexpectedly and then grow exponentially when some of our relatives decide to add to the collection when gifts are appropriate. Sometimes the space that these collectibles take up becomes very valuable; and then we endeavor to trim down the collection somewhat. Personally, I can remember my own mother asking us, her family please not to give her anything else that needed dusting. She even said, I have an idea, for my birthday, all of you come to eat cake and ice cream and take home an item that I wont have to dust the next week. Whatever the reason for the sale or the purchase, everyone seemed in wonderful spirits and had a really good time this past weekend in Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. SALE continued from Page 2 Baked goods for sale were superb! 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T he Quail Meadow Arts and Crafts Fair and Bake Sale is this Saturday the 12th. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. and the sale continues until 2:30 p.m. There will be free drawings every half-hour. Come out and see the many crafts of art, jewelry, calligraphy, woodworking, etc. Also, the bake sale always has a great assortment of homemade goodies. A hot dog lunch will be available for a small fee. Today, Wednesday the 9th, is the last day to make your reservations for the Holiday Dinner. The dinner will be catered by Bob Evans Restaurant. We will feast on grilled chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cole slaw. Tickets can be purchased from Kathy Voss and Charlotte Payne for a donation of $12 each. Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Interfaith food box. Its time for the monthly Ladies Luncheon (Friday the 11th). This month we will meet at the new Ocean Breeze Buffet, located at the old Bella Luna restaurant on State Road 200. They have a fabulous buffet! Call Kathy Voss or Maryanne Ellner today to make your reservation. Calling all Bunco players: meet at the clubhouse the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for an enjoyable evening. New players are always welcome. Do you need exercise? There are exercise classes at the clubhouse every morning except Sunday. Mary Zdarsky conducts the class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; Marion Gartman is the instructor for Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, the 11th is Veterans Day. Many of us remember when this was called Armistice Day I think that tells our age! World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. That is why Nov. 11 is considered Armistice Day. This day was made an official holiday on May 13, 1938. However, after World War II and the Korean conflict, the 83rd Congress amended the Act of 1938, by replacing the word, Armistice, with Veterans. Therefore, on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. While other National holidays are observed on Monday, this day is always observed on the actual day Nov. 11. This is a day to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy because of the service and sacrifice our veterans have given in order for us to live in freedom. If you have family members, friends, or acquaintances who are serving, or have served in our military service, tell them, thank you. R ecently, I needed to make a trip to visit some relatives. These days, the way the economy and gas prices are it turns out to be cheaper to fly. Even though, airlines no longer serve the delicious food of which they became famous. Several aspects about airplanes that give me cause for alarm. The person who designed the modern-day airplane must have used one of the dwarfs for a model. Im thinking, Grumpy. The seats, for example, are not built for the average posterior. I know I need to go on a diet but my airplane seat does not have to remind me of that auspicious fact. The restrooms do not have any room whatsoever to rest in them. The last one I was in I had to step outside in order to change my mind. What were they thinking when they designed and built these restrooms? Personally, I think it is a conspiracy on the part of the entire airline industry to harass those of us who are diminutive challenged. However, I can live with some of these inconveniences. I do not really mind flying it is the airports that I cannot stand. If there were some way to fly the friendly skies and eliminate airports I would be a happy flyer. It has been a while since I flew the friendly skies and so I had forgotten some of the airport rigmarole that paying customers must go through. I am surprised with all of the fees associated with flying these days someone has not come up with the bright idea of charging a fee for everyone to be patted down. In order to get to the airplane you have to go through a very sophisticated technological gateway. I had forgotten how thoroughly they check out their passengers. Everything needs placed into a tray, which then goes through a scanner to make sure nobody is transporting a bomb in his or her baggage. Then comes the dangerous part. Everybody has to take off his or her shoes, which makes the whole airport smell as if some bomb did go off. Not only shoes, but also everybody has to empty their pockets and take off all jewelry. Then, after putting all of my stuff in these trays, I was to walk through an archway to make sure I was not transporting a bomb in my underwear. As I walked through the buzzer went off. Sir, do you have anything in your pockets? I looked and found a pen, so I had to take that out and put in a tray. Again, I walked through and the buzzer went off. Sir, is there anything else in your pockets? My wallet with credit cards and such things, which I did not realize was setting the buzzer off. I placed my wallet into the tray and then walked to the archway again. The buzzer went off again. At this point I was a little confused because I did not know what else I could take off. Therefore, I took off my sweater. Maybe something in the buttons that the archway did not like. Then the man on the other side of the archway spied what he thought was the trouble and said, Sir, you have to take off your suspenders. Say what? I said in alarm. You have to remove your suspenders. I looked at the man and then said, You do know the purpose of suspenders, dont you? messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 9, 2011 5 8Wednesday, November 9, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 9 R L N Be at least 18 years of age. Possess a valid drivers license. Possess proof of liability insurance. Have 2 dependable vehicles. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. ARE YOU A BUSINESSMINDED ENTREPRENEUR? Email: emorales@chronicleonline.com or bring resume to: 1624 N. 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Thursday, Nov. 10 Fellowship Baptist plans dinnerOn Thursday, Nov. 10, Fellowship Baptist Church having a dinner followed by a program presented by Trevor Thomas Drama Ministries (see www.trevorthomasdramaministries.com for more information) Tickets are $5 for the dinner and show. Seating is limited, so please contact the church office at 352-629-5379 and find out how you can purchase your ticket today! Marine Corps Birthday Ball The Marine Corps League, Ocala West Detachment, announces its annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball will be held, as tradition dictates, on Nov. 10 this year. The event will be held at the Palm Grove Club in Oak Run, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Dress is semi-formal, tickets are $25 per person. Dinner, music By George, and dancing are included. You need not be a veteran U.S. Marine to attend the celebration. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the MCL, and are available now, and must be ordered and paid for by Nov. 1. For information, call Jim McCarthy at 352-873-6927. Fashion show plannedThe Ways and Means Ladies of the Pioneer Garden Club are finalizing plans for their annual Fashion Show and High Tea at the Pioneer Garden Center on Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. Cost per ticket is $12. Fashions will be from the Closet at Greiners and Belks Department Store in Ocala. This is a popular event and tickets sell quickly. Limit of tickets is 200, so call early for reserved space. The fashions are lovely and are featured for ladies of all sizes. Some models will be members of Pioneer Garden Club. This is a great opportunity for residents of Marion County and surrounding areas to visit the club and consider joining as a member. Every year, the membership grows by three or four after the High Tea and Fashion Show. The membership is not just for ladies, men are members also. So, mark your calendars, call for reservations, and come join the fun! Telephone 352-236-4448 or visit pioneergardenclub.org. Friday, Nov. 11 Red Kettle KickoffThe Salvation Armys Red Kettle Christmas Campaign begins shortly. Celebrate with us on Nov. 11 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Ocalas Downtown Square. Funds raised during the holiday season help to provide food, shelter, and social services throughout the year for individuals and families in need in Marion County. Volunteers are always welcome to ring at our Red Kettle stands. Call 352-629-2004 ext 306 to reserve your day and time. MCSO Foundation golf tourneyThe MCSO Foundation is holding its First Golf Outing on Nov. 11 at the Ocala Golf Club with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The outing is to honor those who serve their country. The cost is $65 per person which includes golf and cart Fees, practice balls and continental breakfast. On the first and only hole-in-one, win a new car from Ocala Volvo. Entry due date is Oct. 31. Mail checks payable to MCSO Foundation, P .O. Box 1987, Ocala FL 34478, Attn: golf outing. All proceeds go to fund the Sheriffs Office Foundation volunteer program. For information, telephone president Mary Callahan 352861-4201. Saturday, Nov. 12 Quail Meadow arts and craftsQuail Meadow Arts & Craft Fair & Bake Sale will be Nov. 12., 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at 3158 N.W. 49th Ave (off U.S. Highway 27 near Walgreens). Arts, jewelry, calligraphy, woodworking etc. Free drawings every 1/2 hour. Lunch served.Sunday, Nov. 13 Southern Express at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.in the Sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Southern Express Band, under the direction of John Holland, will play big band dance music of the 40s and 50s including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey. The 18-member orchestra is composed of musicians with varying backgrounds from the Cincinnati Pops, Navy, Marine and Army service bands to former music and band directors. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Post polio group to meet"Stress busters" is the theme of the next meeting of The North Central Florida Post Polio Support Group. We will meet on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Bldg. 300, Suite 303 in Ocala. "Stress Busters" will be a fun and interesting way to learn how stress affects our lives, health and what we can do about it. The speaker will be Alina A. Stoothoof, BD,CMHP with "The Centers." If you have any questions or need further information call Carolyn Raville at 352489-1731. Tuesday, Nov. 15 Memory screenings availableMemory screenings and educational materials are available as part of National Memory Screening Day, an initiative of the Alzheimers Foundation of America. The event will be at Visiting Angels, 8405 S.W. 80th St., Suite 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call 352-620-8484 for an appointment for the free and confidential screening. Thursday, Nov. 17 Genealogical Society meeting The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Our guest speaker, Sharon Tate Moody, will speak on "And the Winner Is...Georgia's Land Lotteries". The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Patti Hunt at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Friday, Nov. 18 Medicare questions answered Medicare questions? Come to the College of Central Florida and speak with SHINE Counselors about your prescription drug plans, Medicare supplements, and more. This is a free service of the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs. It will be Friday, Nov. 18, all day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College of Central Florida, Building 42, Room 103 in the Enterprise Center. Bring your Medicare and SS cards/ list of prescriptions/photo ID/letters from Medicare/SS. Saturday, Nov. 19 Book sale for Blind Center A book sale will take place Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Florida Center for the Blind, 7634 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Phone number is 352-873-4700. All proceeds are for the Florida Center for the Blind. Scandinavian Club to meet The Scandinavian club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join others on Nov. 19 for the clubs next meeting, which will be at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala at 11:30 a.m. The menu will be turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetable, salad, beverage and dessert. The entertainment will be the Flamingos. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and advance payment are required. Payment must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 15. Checks to be made out to Club Treasurer Bill Thompson and mailed to Scandinavian club in care of Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, 34476. For further details, call Don Clauson at 352-861-1235, Lillian Woodman at 352-873-0427 or Bill Thompson at 352-751-5174. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9 4Wednesday, November 9, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 103, 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 0009EMP ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some changes might seem confusing at first, especially to an Aries whose impatience levels are pretty shaky this week. Take it one step at a time, Lamb, and soon all will be made clear. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That difficult situation youve been dealing with continues to call for careful handling. Avoid quickly made choices that might not stand up when theyre finally put to the test. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You still have lots of evaluating to do before you can consider making a commitment. Its better to move cautiously than to risk stumbling into a major misunderstanding. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A previously peevish partner offers to be more helpful with your problems. But remember: The final choice is yours. Be guided by what you feel is the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) As the Big Cat, you can sometimes be pretty rough on those you suspect of betrayal. The best advice is to pull in those claws and listen to the explanation. It might surprise you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your inner voice usually guides you well. But a note of caution: This is a period of mixed signals for you, so be careful you dont misunderstand the messages youre getting. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Cupids call beckons both single Librans looking for a new love, as well as couples hoping to strengthen their relationships. A workplace problem is quickly resolved. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Its been a hectic time for you, and you might want to take a break to restore both body and soul. Youll then be set to face new challenges later this month. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Its a good idea to take a more conservative approach to your financial situation right now. Some plans made earlier this year might need readjusting. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This is a fine time to move boldly into those new opportunities I promised would open up for you. Check them over, and then choose the best one for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Congratulations. Your selfassurance is growing stronger, and you should now feel more confident about making that long-deferred decision about a possible commitment. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre very close to reaching your goal. But be wary of distractions that can lure you off-course and leave you stranded far away from where you really want to be. BORN THIS WEEK: You have an inner sight that helps you see into peoples hearts. You would be an excellent psychologist or social worker. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings Wine, cuisine to benefit Hospice In celebration of the holidays, experience fine wine and elegant cuisine during a benefit for Hospice of Marion County at Cuve Wine and Bistro on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. This black-tie optional gala will feature distinctive gourmet food stations, champagne sangria and other assorted wines. Entertainment includes music by solo guitarist Tom LaVenia and silent auction. Limited reservations are available for this elegant event benefiting Hospice of Marion Countys Childrens Program. Donation is $75 per person. Tickets are available at Cuve and Hospice of Marion County. For more information, call 352-854-5218. Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 9, 2011 3 10Wednesday, November 9, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009RTS Marion Woods Retirement 1661 S.E. 31st Street, Ocala BENEFITS THE OUTWARD BOUND FOR VETERANS PROJECT ARTIFACTS EXHIBIT VIEWING TIMES Friday, Nov.11, 1 PM -5 PM Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 AM -5 PM Sunday, Nov. 13, 1 PM -5 PM THEY BRAVELY SERVED US. LETS RETURN THE FAVOR. View structures of the infamous prison that held American POWs, including Senator John McCain. Support returning service members by making your donation at the viewing. 0009R8W CANADIAN MEDS Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Lipitor 100 ct. $99.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs 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 0009PQD 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. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 0009RJZ 0009Q47 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm We Support and Love our Veterans, Thank You for your service!C OME TEST DRIVE A 2012 C LUB C AR and get your $ 5 in G OLD C OINS (Hurry-while coins last) Sale on all Trojan Batteries 6-V Power Trans only $ 439 6-V T605 only $ 469 6-V T105 only $ 529 8-V T875 only $ 579 12-V T1275 only $ 599 Back Seat only $ 399 Stone Creek Rare bird spotted at Stone Creek O n Saturday, Oct. 29, the Caracara Florida crested bird was spotted at Stone Creek. This bird was spotted by a group of bird watchers. These birdwatchers were out to celebrate Halloween and they found the Caracara perched or maybe sitting at their table. The bird which is in decline in Florida because of loss of habitat found shelter at the Leisure Arts annual Halloween Party. The bird was really Beth Mueller who has spotted this rare bird on two occasions. This gave her the idea for a Halloween Costume. Those seated at her table were dressed as bird watchers. The ballroom of the Stone Creek Pavilion was transformed into a spooky place by many Leisure Arts members. As you entered you met Millie DAguanno, who is president of this club. She was a friendly witch. They were many other witches and very unique costumes. Curella Deville and one of Patricia Gizzi her Dalmatians, there was an outlet along with plug, Abbott and Costello, Groucho Marks, two sacks of potatoes grown in the USA, and the list goes on of different costumes. This is a group of very talented people. Each table was decorated with great Halloween decorations and food was served family style. Residents were treated to salad, Sheppards pie, homemade pumpkin role and a table of desserts. Your ticket could make you a winner of the many, many door prizes that were given away. There was a raffle of a beautiful quilt made by members of the quilting group. This was won by Peggy Seery. She told her husband that they could not leave as she was going Beth Mueller Please see CREEK Page 10 CREEK continued from Page 3 to win the quilt. They stayed and she won. Way to go, Peggy! The Leisure Arts Club has always been generous over the years and this event was no different. They donated $600 for needed equipment for the kitchen and all the extra food, some 19 pans of shepherds pie, along with roles, butter and other items were donated to Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen. Millie told me that the club is hoping to make more donations to charities in the Ocala area and the Stone Creek Community. It was truly a wonderful evening of fun! Thanks to the many Leisure Arts members who gave of their time to sell tickets, set up the room, make decorations, cook food and of course, clean-up so the rest of us could enjoy a great evening! Beth Mueller and Harvey Paskin. Leisure Arts President, Millie D Aguanno. With a distant disdain in his voice he simply said, Sir, you will have to remove your suspenders. By the tone of his voice, I ascertained that he did not have the foggiest idea of the purpose of a gentlemans suspenders. I wear suspenders because they are fashionable, comfortable and serve a vital purpose for me. I looked at him and said, Have you ever heard of wardrobe malfunction? Sir, he said in a practiced monotone, you will have to remove your suspenders. I saw no way around this obstacle and if I wanted to get onto the airplane, I would need to go through this archway. Slowly I took off my suspenders and put them in a tray to send through the scanner. The archway buzzer did not go off this time, which was a relief to me, but once I was through the archway things happened. As I reached for the tray on the conveyor, I suddenly felt a gentle breeze, heard several shrieks behind me and felt something grab my ankles. Wardrobe malfunction! Sure, you can grab your trousers and pull them up but you still have to live with the fact that you actually mooned potential fellow passengers on the airplane. I am not sure which is worse: a bomb in your underwear, or, your underwear on display. After adjusting everything and picking up my briefcase, I noticed several people pointing in my direction and laughing. Believe me, a wardrobe malfunction is not anything to laugh at unless of course it happens to someone else. Sitting in the airplane waiting to take off a verse of Scripture dominated my thinking. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world, (John 16:33 KJV). Whatever our tribulations might be, we can rest unabashed in the finished work of Jesus Christ. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 8 Arnette House tickets on saleTickets are now on sale for the Arnette House 30th Anniversary Celebration on Nov. 10, from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. The event is being held at the Country Club of Ocala 6823 S.E. 12th Circle Ocala, FL 34480. Community Sponsor is the Ocala Star Banner. Participants will be able to enjoy celebrating Arnette House 30 years of service to Marion and Lake County. Food will be provided by the Country Club of Ocala Executive Chef Rick Alabaugh. Training Lucy will provide live entertainment. Silent Auction items available are: Trip for two including airfare and hotel accommodations to New York City and Chicago. Oakley sunglasses and watches, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ski trip, deep sea fishing package to Mexico Beach, Florida, and so much more. Ticket prices are $75/per person. Corporate tables are available for $750. Tickets are limited. Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. All proceeds will benefit the youth programs at the Arnette House. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Matt Matthews at 352-622-4432 or e-mail mmatthews@arnettehouse.org Founded in 1981, the Arnette House provides a 24-hour walk-in emergency shelter for youth; counseling to help families resolve crisis situations and remain together; group homes for youth ages 13-17; and an independent living program for youth ages 16-24. The facility also participates in Project Safe Place, so children in trouble may gain access to Arnette House by entering any local business or public building displaying the special Safe Place symbol. The mission of the Arnette House is to protect the public by preventing juvenile delinquency and child abuse through the strengthening of youth and families in Marion and Lake Counties. Christmas Concert by choirThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. The program is titled Carols from around the World. Admission is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information call 352-537-0207. Retired Nurses plan partyThe RNR Christmas party will be on Dec. 19 at the Inverness Golf & Country Club. The entertainment will be a barbershop group called, "The Young & the Rest of Us" and the charity unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army. Cost is $15. Call Gladys at 352-8610261 or Mary Jane at 352726-6882 for details.

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T he weather on Saturday was beautiful, and many locals came to see what was available at the sale that many look forward to each spring and fall. As I moved around our community, I was really not surprised to see the many smiles and happy faces as people chatted. Not all the chatting was with customers because a good number of the neighbors combined their offerings for sale together so that those coming to look things over had an easier time for their perusing. In the time between their speaking with the customers, they were able to carry on animated conversations and enjoy the beautiful day with their neighbors. Many enjoyed lunch together purchased from the ladies in the Clubhouse who offered a light lunch which many enjoyed. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 9, 2011 11 2Wednesday, November 9, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 00095KC 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE 0009F5H 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 35 00 Before 11:00 $ 30 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 2:30 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 12/31/11 Expries 12/31/11 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 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 0009O6W Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 0009I76 0 0 0 9 O Z P 0009N2W 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 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. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor 0009P54 MUSEUM EYECARE 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 0009O71 0009P9Y 6% SELLER PAID CLOSING COST ON YOUR LAND OR OURS! 550 BEACON & UP EASY QUALIFYING TRADE-INS WELCOME! GOOD CREDIT! NO CREDIT! BAD CREDIT! Packages available in Marion, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Pasco, Polk, Alachua, Putnam, Sumter, Hernando Jacobsen Modular Homes on Land 2, 3, 4, 5 BEDROOM, 900-3000 SQ. FT., 1-10 ACRES READY TO MOVE IN LOWER INSURANCE RA TES WITH MODUL AR HOMES OVER MOBILE HOMES 3BR PLAN AS LOW AS $ 495 /MO. 4BR PLAN AS L OW AS $ 595 /MO. www.customhomectr.com customhomesocala@earthlink.net OCALA CUSTOM HOMES 6095 S. PINE AVE. OCALA, FL 34480 888-546-4707 W I T H L AN D WITH L AND Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Fairfield sale was a success Please see SALE Page 7 Lil Oliver's talent for crochet was evident in her beautiful display. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 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 ef fort 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. 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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 We Buy Any Vehicle Perfect Condition or not so perfect, Titled, no title, no problem. I will pay up to $15,000 for Vehicles. Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Stone Creek........3 Quail Meadow......5 Rev. Snyder..........8 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 33 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER9, 2011 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, November 9, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009RD3 Steel Horse Stampede Hundreds of bikers took part in the annual Steel Horse Stampede, a ride to raise funds for Hospice. Above, the bikes approach the Legacy House in Southwest Ocala. At right, two Hondas attracted a lot of attention at the starting point at Hospice headquarters behind the Mall.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK During the Annual Election Period, which runs through Dec. 7, Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare Prescription Drug or Advantage plans. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program is available to provide free help for Florida Medicare beneficiaries as they carefully evaluate their health care options. The open enrollment period is a sensitive time for beneficiaries as several pieces of personal information are needed to compare and enroll in plans. SHINE counselors provide free, unbiased, and confidential insurance counseling and community education regarding Medicare options and prescription drug assistance for elders, their family and caregivers. Here are seven things to remember about SHINE: 1. SHINE does not sell anything. 2. SHINE does not employ insurance agents as volunteers or staff. Medicare enrollment: Protect yourself Please see SHINE Page 7 Artifacts and photographs from Hanoi Hilton, a Vietnamese war prison, will be on display as part of a Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11-13 at Marion Woods, located at 1661 S.E. 31st St. The public is invited free of charge. Hanoi Hilton, sarcastically coined by American prisoners of war, was one site used by the Vietnamese to house, torture and interrogate captured servicemen, including Sen. John McCain. Remaining structures of the infamous prison were disassembled and shipped to the U.S. The structure will eventually be reassmbled as an exhibit. The owner is allowing public viewing of several artifacts to lend support to the Outward Bound for Veterans program. Marion Woods is hosting other events during the weekend to also support this program. Outward Bound for Veterans helps returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world. Service members take part in wilderness expeditions that are physically, mentally and emotionally challenging in order to build the self-confidence, pride, trust, and communication skills necessary to successfully return to their families, employers and communities following wartime service. Vietnam prison artifacts can be seen locally Fairfield sale These are some of the items that were on sale at the Fairfield Village event this past weekend. For story and more photos, see Page 2.PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL