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Publication Date: 11-23-2011
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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Stone Creek........4 Puzzles................9 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 35 Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Happenings Page 3 Opinion Page 6 12Wednesday, November 23, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009VE2 PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALSaying farewell Barbara Graciano smiles beautifully as she prepares to cut and serve the special cake offered by her friends at Fairfield Village. They held a surprise luncheon for her as she prepares to move out of the area. Column, more photos on Page 2. Ocala Palms Crafts Fair and Bake Sale In Ocala homes, businesses, schools, and churches, people are piling up shoe boxes filled not with shoes, but toys, school supplies and necessity items, lovingly selected for a child in need. Thousands of Ocala kids are participating in Operation Christmas Child, the worlds largest Christmas project of its kind, to make a statement to needy children worldwide: You are not forgotten! Operation Christmas Child uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting children know that they are loved. Kids, families, groups, businesses and schools pack and wrap empty shoe box gifts with items most people take for granted, including toothpaste, toys and pencils, and drop them off at one of the seven collection sites in the Marion & Citrus areas. The shoe boxes are then processed and prepared to be hand-delivered to children worldwide using whatever means necessarysea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, helicopters, boats, elephants and dog sleds. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected 86 million shoe box gifts and hand-delivered them to impoverished children in more than 130 countries. This year, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect another 8.5 million gift-filled shoe boxes. In Ocala, were aiming to contribute 15,000 shoe box gifts, said Marlene Reuscher, volunteer area coordinator for Ocala. Its a big goal, but I believe we can reach it. Ocala kids realize that as tough as things are here in the United States, there are children around the world who have so much less. This small sacrifice can have lifelong impact on a needy child. Anyone can participate in Operation Christmas Child right now. National Collection Week is now until Monday. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, or to find the nearest drop-off site, call 352-629-6079 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology that allows donors to follow their shoe box to find out the destination country where it will be handdelivered to a child in need. Operation Christmas Child is a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritans Purse, headed by Franklin Graham. While Samaritans Purse works to meet critical physical needs, such as clean water, health care and food, Operation Christmas Child addresses a need for which children are just as desperatethe need to have hope and feel loved. On Nov. 5, Ocala Palms held its annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale at which many crafts were on display by many talented people. PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUEMarcy Chrisner stopping by the booth of vendor Debi Herrera. Jay Pilot and Judy Anderson sell raffle tickets for a quilt made by the Sunbonnet Quilters of Ocala Palms. At left, Carol Brandes displays her lovely decorative and colorful plates. At right, Judy Duby displays her water color art. Thanksgiving travel in the U.S. is projected to increase 4 percent this year from 2010, with more than 42.5 million Americans taking a trip of 50 miles or more away from home between Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 27. Auto travel remains the preferred method of travel this Thanksgiving with 38.2 million Americans traveling via automobile, also up 4 percent from last year. Auto travelers make up 90 percent of all holiday travelers. This is definitely a positive sign for the travel industry, said Brent Hubele, vice president, AAA Travel, The Auto Club Group. Despite sluggish economic news, more people plan to travel this year than last, showing a slow, but steady recovery. Pent-up demand is likely the dominate factor contributing to the increase in the number of holiday travelers. Almost 3.4 million leisure travelers (8 percent of holiday travelers) will fly during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a 1.8 percent increase from 2010. Fuel costs, combined with steady air travel demand and capacity cuts have resulted in rising airPlease fill your shoe boxes with toys for Christmas Holiday travel to climb Please see TRAVEL Page 10 Quail Meadow S everal events have taken place in the past several days: The Ladies Luncheon, the Arts and Crafts Fair and Bake Sale, and the Holiday Dinner. It seems that our social calendar is always full. The Ladies Luncheon was held at Ocean Breeze Restaurant. The buffet is fabulous so much food for a very small amount of money. For many, this was their first time to visit this new restaurant, and Im sure it wont be the last! There was only one minor drawback: they werent able to seat us all together. Check the December QM Reporter for the date and location of the next luncheon. There were many good reports about the Craft Fair! The bakery was very popular. There was a great assortment of crafts for sale. You could purchase jewelry, pocketbooks, plastic stitchery items, handmade cards, mailboxes, and many other handmade items. Attendance wasnt as great as previous years, but the vendors, for the most part, were pleased with the day. Next on our calendar was the Holiday Dinner! Bob Evans Restaurant catered the food turkey and all the trimmings! Our servers this year were Lil Carie, Maryann McGill, Marion Gartman, and Dave and Theresa Yoders. Thanks to our local help, the expenses for the dinner were within our price range. The social committee recognizes that our living expenses are increasing and with most of our residents retirees, our incomes are not going as far as before. Judi Hargraves was the lucky winner of the 50-50 drawing. December is almost here and that means its time for the annual meetings for both the QMPOA and QMRPOA. You should have received your notices in the mail; if not, please notify one of the officers. Happy Thanksgiving! Community stays busy Carolyn Slocumb In line for food at the arts and crafts fair. Servers: Theresa Yoders, Marion Gartman, Lil Carie, Maryann McGill. Barbara Fifes booth

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T he look on Barbara Gracianos face as she entered the Oasis Restaurant to be greeted by some 40 of her friends and neighbors from Fairfield Village said it all. She was overwhelmed and surprised beyond anyones expectations. For some 10 years, Barbara Graciano has been one of Fairfield Villages most recognizable and loved neighbors. On Friday, Nov. 18, Barbara will be returning to the West Palm Beach area to live. Needless to say, she will be greatly missed. Because so many of her friends wanted to wish her Farewell, a group of special friends including Lil Oliver and Judy Rich arranged a surprise gathering to have a fun and fond farewell time for this lovely lady. Spirited to the surprise by neighbor and good friend, Charlene Jarvis, Barbara thought she was attending a Red Hat Gathering well she was partially. Many of those attending did wear Red Hat fashions, but many of the others were in their ordinary casual attire. Whatever the clothing choices, all those present showed off beautiful smiles as did Barbara once the onslaught of tears of joy and surprise subsided. After a lovely lunch was enjoyed, a beautiful cake was cut and served to mark the special occasion. Barbara was asked to comment while the cake was cut and served. She said: Thank you for such a wonderful surprise. I still cant fathom this! I have loved living in Fairfield Village for these 10 years and I love you all so much. I will be visiting back here. I will be in the West Palm Beach area so you all come to visit me too. Thank you again for this wonderful time together. Several of us sitting together mentioned Barbaras great sense of humor and her gift for costuming. Accompanying this article are a couple of photos of several times when she won prizes in Halloween or other costume contests. These photos are a testament to Barbaras love of life and her ability to make others laugh and enjoy themselves. Needless to say, Fairfield Village will miss one of the people who helped to maintain the reputation of a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11 2Wednesday, November 23, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009TUI 0009VC4 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 0009OWO 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 WI TH L AND WITH L AND Fairfield Village Fairfield ladies host surprise farewell luncheon Priscilla Geissal Read the classifieds The look on Barbara Gracianos face obviously shows that she was completely surprised by her friends. Helping Barbara to overcome her tearful moment from left are Charlene Jarvis, Roz Martin, Barbara, Judy Rich and Lil Oliver. This was Barbara in her Halloween costume in 2010. 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 effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Medical Residential SA T ech Pool The Centers is seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs -Pool (as needed) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Restaurant/ Lounge EXP. LINE COOKGood Benefits, Apply in person at Sandwedge Cafe 13601 SW 115th Avenue (on Hwy. 200 near 484) (352) 861-7071 Trades/ Skills POSITIONS AVAILABLE Servers & Bartenders Experience Required Applications available at Human Resources Mon-Thurs 9860 SW 84th Court, Ste E Ocala, FL 34481DFWP/EOE Appliances REFRIGERATOR, MICROWAVE, STOVE, DISHWASHER White Kenmore side by side refrigerator with ice maker and water, electric stove, under counter microwave, dishwasher. All 10 years old and working. Sell all for $650.00 352-2700307 or 352-897-4361 Sporting Goods Christmas Gift Cert. Concealed Weapons Lic., FL/Non FL. Res. Ok Jay @ (352) 687-8265 Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Dec 3rd 9a-5p Sun. Dec 4th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Taxidermy, ED or PEGGY (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 VINNYS RECYCLING 352-237-4447 FREE Haul Away Service Dont throw it Away...CALL US WE BUY EVERYTHINGCall Us First! 24/7 After Hours 352-615-4277 Pets CANARIES FOR SALE 4 Young Healthy Singing Males with Cage $130. ea. 4 Young Healthy Females with Cage $75 ea. or Will swap 1 or 2 Females for Healthy female w/outcage (352) 625-3531 Mobile Homes In Park DOGWOOD 55+ PARK 2 Bedroom 1970 Budd MH. convenient location $2,995. obo (540) 720-1787 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. 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. Boats BASS TRACKER NITRO 2003 901 CDX Dual console/White 19long-beam 96/200HPMercury XR6/ 101 lb. thrust MinnKota trolling motor/stainless steel prop/Automatic & manual bilge pumps (2000 GPH each) /Motor works well/deck weathered-needs carpet/usable as is/Trailer & spare. $5,995 for quick deal Association does not allow 2 boats Call Al 352/726-2201 Inverness Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 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. Paying up to$25,000 Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 10 words $3.00 + 25 a word = total (352)368-2235LOCAL CALL For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL34481 or call... 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Friday, Nov. 25 Social Security office closed On Friday, Nov. 25, all Social Security field offices, including the Ocala Social Security office, will be closed to the public. Employees who work the day after Thanksgiving will focus on backlog reduction. Members of the public can find many services and get up-to-date information online at www.socialsecurity.gov or by calling 1-800-7721213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Saturday, Nov. 26 Church service at TimberRidgeCountryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 10:15 a.m. For information, call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, Nov. 29 Breast cancer group to meet The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church. However, the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29, will be held off-site at Stone Creek Grille with a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. If you have not already signed up for this luncheon meeting, please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 so she can give the restaurant a number of attendees to plan on. The address is 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop. Stone Creek is a community off Southwest 80th Avenue, north of State Road 200 approximately four miles.Thursday, Dec. 1 United Way celebrates 50 yearsUnited Way of Marion County is proud to celebrate 50 years in the community. To commemorate the event, the community is invited to a "50 Year Journey" which will include a progressive dinner and look back on where we have been and where United Way is going in the future in Marion County. The celebration event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ocala Hilton. Tickets are $50. To RSVP call 352-732-9696. United Way of Marion County was incorporated July 31, 1961 by founder Bonnie Heath and other local business leaders to form a collaborative effort to support charities serving local citizens. In 1961, he was elected the first president of the organization then known as the United Appeal and served in that position for two years. (The name was changed to United Way in 1972.) He remained affiliated with United Way for four decades. For more information on United Ways 50th anniversary events, contact United Way at 352-732-9696. Sunday, Dec. 4 Christmas Concert by choir The Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 4, at 3pm at First United Methodist Church, located at 1126 E. Silver Springs Boulevard (which is State Road 40) in Ocala. The program, titled Carols from around the World, will include the Poulenc Christmas Motet(s), the premiere of two original works, and carols from the Huron Nation, Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, Britain, America and others. Admission to the concert 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 about the concert, call 352537-0207. Wine and cuisine for Hospice benefitIn 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. Friday, Dec. 9 Youth Symphony concert setThe Ocala Youth Symphony is excited to announce the beginning of its 13th year. The first concert will be on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. on the downtown Ocala square, where the group will be playing Christmas music with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18, and serves the education and professional development of young musicians from the Ocala/Marion County and surrounding areas. The works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyone's musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. For information, call 352-873-6738.Friday, Dec. 16 Pro-am golf to benefit HospiceThe 19th annual Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Proam tournament is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16 at Golden Hills Country Club just off Highway 27, 4.3 miles west of I-75. Dont miss an opportunity to play this fantastic course, which was the home of the 2009 USGA Womens Mid-Amateur Championship. All teams consist of four amateurs and one golf professional. The cost is $150/amateur and $100/pro, which includes a buffet breakfast, greens fees, cart and awards dinner. Proceeds from this tournament help to provide care and support to patients and families of Hospice of Marion County who are facing a most difficult and challenging time in their lives. For more information and registration, please call the Pro Shop at 352-629-7980. fares over the past year. According to AAAs Leisure Travel Index, Thanksgiving airfares are expected to be 20 percent higher than last year with an average lowest round-trip rate of $212 for the top 40 U.S. air routes. The combination of higher fares and lower availability of seats is expected to limit air travel growth this holiday to less than half of total traveler growth. Other modes of travel (bus, train, watercraft, etc) will make up the remaining two percent of the total person-trips, with just over 900,000 people expected to travel by these modes, 14.7 percent higher than in 2010. Travel via other modes has declined significantly since 2008 and remains well below historical averages, so there is stronger pent-up demand from consumers who travel using these modes. In addition, economic conditions are dictating that those who otherwise might travel by air or automobile are now traveling by alternative modes of transportation. Hotel rates for AAA Three Diamond or midrange lodgings are expected to increase six percent from one year ago with travelers spending an average of $145 per night compared to $136 last year. Travelers planning to stay at AAA Two Diamond hotels can expect to pay seven percent more at an average cost of $103 per night. Weekend daily car rental rates will average $37, an 11 percent decrease from last year. The average distance traveled by Americans during the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to be 706 miles, a decline of 13.5 percent from last year when travelers planned to log an average of 816 miles. Median spending is expected to be $554, a 12 percent increase from $495 last year. However, Thanksgiving holiday travel is typically less expensive than other travel holidays because of the emphasis on the Thanksgiving meal and gathering of friends and family. Fuel and transportation costs combine to consume the largest share of holiday spending (33 percent), followed by shopping (18 percent) and food and beverages (18 percent). messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3 10Wednesday, November 23, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009P2K AIRPORT SERVICE Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 HOME REPAIRS Sliding Glass Door Rollers & Track Repairs Door & Lockset Hardware Repair Cabinets, Woodwork, Molding Wood, Laminate, Tile Walls & Floors Furniture Assembly Household Accessories CALL STEVE AT 207-8682 SERVICING MARION CO. FOR 20 YEARS City Cert. Comp. OC00961 Insured QUALITY SERVICES, INC. 0009SQA Why Replace It When I Can Fix It? 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As things begin to clear up, youll find a sharper picture emerging, showing something you will need to know. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Watch your expenses through the end of the month. Later, youll be glad to have extra money to pay for something that will make an acquisitive Bovines heart beat faster. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre now ready to make that oft-deferred commitment, if you still believe its what you want. Dont be afraid to change your mind if you feel you should go in another direction. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Now that you are moving on with your life after that recent disappointment, how about reactivating your travel plans and taking someone special along with you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Many new friends come into your personal life, which suits all of you social Lions just fine. However, one new friend might make demands that you could find difficult to deal with. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Communication doesnt exist unless its two-way. So if youre getting no replies to the signals youre sending, it could be time to look for someone more receptive. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A workplace complication that you thought was ironed out develops new wrinkles that need attention. Meanwhile, expect continuing improvement in your home life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A tense personal problem needs to be talked out before someone decides to walk out. Resist making decisions until full explanations are offered from both sides. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A technological glitch that caused problems recently will soon be repaired, and life can return to normal. A colleague has a surprising message to deliver. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your partner might feel that you havent been as open with him or her as you should be. Deal with this now, before it turns into something more difficult to handle. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Good news: Many of the stumbling blocks that affected the progress of some of your career projects are fading away. Things also start to look up on the home front. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youll need that strong Piscean pluck to get through waters that will be turbulent for a while. A more positive aspect soon emerges, along with some welcome news. BORN THIS WEEK: You are zealous in the pursuit of truth. You would make an excellent research scientist. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure S eneca Falls, New York: Does that place mean anything to you? How about the date, July, 1848? If you said it was the site of the first Womens Rights Convention, you are correct. What is the connection to Stone Creek? Mary Beth Neeley is the great, great, great granddaughter of Mary Ann MClintock. She was one of the five principal women who wrote the Declaration of Sentiments that helped to give women in this country the right to vote. The other women were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Martha Wright and Jane Hunt. All of the women were Quakers, except Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Their fervent actions regarding equality grew out of their Quaker beliefs. All of these women had been and were activists in the anti-slavery movement. They realized in the process of that, that even within that movement the women were not given equal footing with the men. It was at the London AntiSlavery Convention in 1841 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were not allowed to be official participants because they were women, that they began to discuss working for the rights of women. Mary Beth donated a letter to the Womens Museum in Seneca Falls written by William Lloyd Garrison to Thomas MClintock, Mary Beths great, great, great grandfather about that event in London and his shock that Lucretia Mott, of all people, was not allowed to participate! According to Mary Beth, the Declaration of Sentiments was written on a table in the MClintock home in Waterloo, New York. That table is now in Stone Creek Descendant of womens rights pioneer lives here Patricia Gizzi Please see PIONEER Page 8

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the Smithsonian. Probably the main authors of it were Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Elizabeth MClintock. Elizabeth MClintock was one of the daughters of Mary Ann. Many of the reformers of that period were invited to the Seneca Falls Convention. Among these was Frederick Douglass. Elizabeth MClintock invited him. His reply to her was another one of the letters that Mary Beth donated. The MClintock House in Waterloo was made a national monument and is open for visitors to tour. It is important, not only because of the connection to the Womens Rights Convention, but also because the MClintocks hid slaves it was part of the Underground Railroad. The displays in the home are related to how their Quaker beliefs led them to devote their lives to justice in the country and the world. They had connections with reformers all over the world Mary Beth said, I became interested in my connection to Mary Ann MClintock when I was in college. My grandmother Mary Truman Welsh was interested in family history and had done a great deal of work on our family. She had inherited a number of historic letters. Because I was the grandchild who had displayed the most interest in all of this, I inherited the letters when she died. It was not until the 1990s that I decided that they should be donated to the Womens Museum. I know Mary Beth was a history teacher before Stone Creek so I asked her if her family history had an impact on her decision to become a history teacher. She said, I did not become a history teacher because of this connection. I mostly taught non-western and European history because I had grown up in Africa. But I did teach government and for many years I had the pictures of the five women displayed in my classroom. I was always passionate about how people in our country had sacrificed so that we can vote. Of course, I discussed Mary Ann and the Women of Seneca Falls, in addition to other women who spent time in jail, etc. In 1848, when the women wrote that women should have the right to vote into the Declaration of Sentiments, even they thought it was a radical suggestion. Speaking to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott exclaimed, Lizzie, Thee will make us ridiculous! Mary Beth goes on to say, It makes me crazy that so many people do not take the time to vote. OK, politicians are not perfect, but our system is better than the alternative and we do have ways to make changes, if we pay attention and take the time. The MClintocks stood strong for what they believed. By so doing, they put themselves and their business in jeopardy sometimes. But the result of their courage and that of many others in our history, is that we have a better life. Why are we so afraid to sacrifice today? Mary Beths question, Why are we so afraid to sacrifice today? is a good one to ask ourselves. Remember voting is your civic responsibility. The next time you vote, remember the sacrifices that were made by many so that we can vote. Women, remember the women and men who suffered great hardship so that women had the right to vote. Mary Beth recommended a book, The Road to Seneca Falls which details the long journey and many hardships that many endured so that women in the United States could vote. Dont take that privilege for granted. I would like to extend my thanks to Mary Beth for allowing me to write this very interesting story and the connection of Stone Creek to womens right to vote. Stone Creek Grille update: If you dont have plans for Thanksgiving, give the Grille a call at 352291-2140 to reserve a time for the Thanksgiving Buffet. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 23, 2011 5 8Wednesday, November 23, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! 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State Road 200, Suite 108 Personal Care Medical 6035 S.W. 54 St., Suite 200 (Right off 60th Ave/Airport Rd.) 2nd Chance Consignment & Curves both in Jasmine Plaza at 6128 S.W. State Rd. 200 Yours Truly 8449 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Plaza

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7 6Wednesday, November 23, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends The week that changed the world I live in Dont mock Tebows prayer F ormer University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, now the signal-caller for the Denver Broncos, has become a strange sort of folk hero over the past few weeks. It all started with his comeback victory over the Miami Dolphins. As the game ended, Tebow dropped to a knee in apparent prayer. It didnt take long, within a few moments he was celebrating with his teammates. Even last Thursday, when he led a late-game, late-night comeback against the New York Jets, he took a moment to pause and pray. While those actions have produced backing from many individuals, they also have attracted ridicule from others. There are mocking imitations of him in that pose out there. One thing a lot of these people ought to learn is that you shouldnt mock someones religious beliefs. Both sides can cite examples from the Bible. On one hand, there are many references to people going out and spreading the news to all nations, letting people know who they are and what they believe, and setting good examples. There are others, of course, who point to a parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, pointing out that the one who stood in the front of the church saying how good he was will not be rewarded as well as the one who stood quietly in the back of the church not drawing attention to himself. Americans, and particularly football fans, can choose which tale to follow and how they will react to others. What Tebow does, in our opinion, is a lot better than some of these ridiculous dances and celebrations that players use to draw attention to themselves after they score a touchdown. The fact that a player wants to spend a quiet moment with his God should be refreshing, not a matter for mockery. On this Thanksgiving weekend, we should be thankful that we live in a country that allows different ways of thinking, and a country that allows someone to pray without fear of retribution. In many places of the world, open display of religion, other than that which is state-sponsored, can result in death. So the next time you see Tim Tebow pause a moment for some prayer, take a pause yourself and think about what he is doing. Then tell the naysayers to go pick on someone else. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column By Bryan Golden S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER T hanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. Its a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to be thankful for. Its important to be grateful, not just on Thanksgiving, but each and every day. Rather than lamenting what you feel is lacking in your life, begin each new day by developing an attitude of gratitude. Take inventory of your blessings and you will be surprised at just how much you have to be thankful for. If you have enough to eat, a place to live, a way to get around, people who care about you, or people you care about, then you are wealthy. If you lack any of these elements, you must still be grateful for what you do have, while striving to obtain whatever is absent. Focus on all positive aspects of your life. Take nothing for granted. Every morning, recharge your appreciation. Be happy for everything there is, not upset over what you feel is missing. Dreams of the future shouldnt diminish appreciation for the present. If all you do is concentrate on what you want, you wont enjoy today. Dont be jealous of others; what they have has no bearing on you. You can feel bitter or resentful for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you feel something is missing from your life, things arent going your way, or youve been treated unfairly. You may wonder, Why do these things always happen to me? Lifes problems tend to dominate your thoughts, turning your focus to what you feel is wrong. You may start to resent those who appear to be better off. Youre apt to dwell on things you think would make your life better if you had them. If only you had more money, more time, a bigger house, a different car, a different job, a different boss, had picked a different career, etc. Once your attitude becomes one of deficiency instead of abundance and appreciation, you can become overwhelmed by feelings of frustration and feel like a victim. As this happens, a consuming vicious cycle starts. Being bitter or resentful blows situations out of proportion. People who are bitter frequently find that their situations deteriorate and their mental and physical health decays. There is no point to feeling bitter since it accomplishes nothing, harms you and makes things worse. Filling yourself with gratitude on a daily basis makes you feel good, while driving out negative feelings. Begin your practice of gratitude each morning as soon as you wake. Every day is a great day. If you have any doubts, try missing one. Take inventory of everything, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, that is good in your life. Keep things in perspective. Consider all the people who have overcome difficulties far worse than yours. Dont be consumed by your problems, there is always a solution. Maintaining an attitude of gratitude allows your mind to devise a resolution for your circumstances. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving and you will be amazed how much better your life will become. Bryan Golden is a self-development expert, syndicated columnist, and professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@columnist.com. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. FAMILY FEATURES W hether youre a first time host or seasoned pro, there are certain secrets to help ensure a holiday meal that is both elegant and effortless. Keeping a few key ingredients on-hand, like Swanson chicken stock and broth, helps make preparing for the main meal a little less stressful and also allows for more options when it comes to dressing up leftovers. Here are some recipes that are sure to please. For more holiday tips and recipes, visit www.CampbellsKitchen.com. Ultra Creamy Mashed PotatoesPrep: 15 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Makes: 6 servings 3 1/2 cups Swanson Chicken Broth (Regular, Natural Goodness or Certified Organic) 5 large potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 7 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup light cream 2 tablespoons butter Generous dash ground black pepper 1 can (14.5 ounces) Campbells Turkey Gravy, heated according to package directions 1.Heat broth and potatoes in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. 2.Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes well in colander, reserving broth. 3.Mash potatoes with 1/4 cup reserved broth, cream, butter and black pepper. Add additional reserved broth, if needed, until desired consistency. Serve with gravy.Moist and Savory StuffingPrep: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Bake: 30 minutes Makes: 10 servings 2 1/2 cups Swanson Chicken Broth (Regular, Natural Goodness or Certified Organic) Generous dash ground black pepper 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 package (14 ounces) Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing 1.Heat broth, black pepper, celery and onion in 3-quart saucepan over mediumhigh heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring often. Remove saucepan from heat. Add stuffing and mix lightly. 2.Spoon stuffing mixture into a greased 3-quart shallow baking dish. Cover baking dish. 3.Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until stuffing mixture is hot. For crunchier stuffing, bake uncovered.Green Bean CasserolePrep: 10 minutes Bake: 30 minutes Makes: 12 servings 2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Campbells Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or Healthy Request ) 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 8 cups cooked cut green beans 2 2/3 cups Frenchs French Fried Onions 1.Stir soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 1 1/3 cups onions in 3-quart casserole. 2.Bake at 350F for 25 minutes or until bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir bean mixture. Sprinkle with remaining onions. 3.Bake for 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown. Dont fret about whats left!Want to make leftovers seem a little less left over? Plan ahead by stocking your kitchen with the basics eggs, milk, cheese, bread, canned soup and broth. This French Onion Turkey Casserole, made with Campbells Condensed French Onion Soup, is a welcome departure from the standard hot turkey sandwich, and uses ingredients many people already have on-hand. French Onion Turkey CasserolePrep: 20 minutes Bake: 45 minutes Makes: 8 servings Vegetable cooking spray 6 eggs 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbells CondensedFrenchOnionSoup 2 cups milk 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (about 4 ounces) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves, crushed 9 slices Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Hearty White Bread, cut into cubes 2 cups shredded or cubed cooked turkey 1.Heat oven to 350F. Spray 2-quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray. 2.Beat eggs, soup, milk, 1/2 cup cheese and 1 tablespoon thyme in large bowl with fork or whisk. Add bread cubes and turkey. Stir and press bread cubes into milk mixture to coat. 3.Pour bread mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and thyme. Let stand for 15 minutes. 4.Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Moist and Savory Stuffing Green Bean CasseroleHerb Roasted Turkey with Pan GravyPrep: 15 minutes Roast: 3 hours Cook: 10 minutes Makes: 12 servings 1 turkey (12 to 14 pounds) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 carton (26 ounces) Swanson Chicken Stock (Regular or Unsalted) (about 3 1/4 cups) 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1.Remove giblets and neck from turkey cavity. Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Tie ends of drumsticks together. 2.Place turkey, breast-side up, on rack in roast ing pan. Brush turkey with oil. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of meat, not touching bone. 3.Stir stock, lemon juice, basil, thyme and black pepper in large bowl. Reserve 1 3/4 cups stock mixture for the gravy. Pour remain ing stock mixture over turkey. 4.Roast at 325F for 3 hours, or until thermom eter reads 165F, basting occasionally with pan drippings. Begin checking for doneness after 2 1/2 hours roasting time. 5.Remove turkey from pan, cover and keep warm. Spoon off any fat and pour off all but 1 1/2 cups pan drippings. 6.Stir reserved stock mixture and flour in medium bowl until the mixture is smooth. Add flour mixture to the pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Serve gravy with turkey. Herb Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy T here were a couple of anniversaries last week that meant a lot to me, one of national significance and the other of a personal nature. On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, by Lee Harvey Oswald. I rarely let this anniversary go by without commenting on it. For those who didnt live through those times, its hard to grasp the significance of that event. I graduated from high school in 1961 (thats right, 50 years ago), and before that was brought up in a time of good feeling and prosperity. I was born during World War II, and was barely old enough to realize what was happening when Korea broke out. The rest of the 1950s was spent just being a kid, playing a lot of sports, putting a nickel in a juke box at the local drug store every now and then and just having an enjoyable time. High school came along late in the decade, and by 1960s elections I was a senior. I remember in a class I was taking called Problems of American Democracy, that the teacher told us the next day after Kennedy won that he didnt want to hear any more of the griping that there was going to be a war. Turned out he was wrong, and we were right about Vietnam. Ironically, it was a Catholic school, but while some in the country predicted dire consequences if a Catholic were elected, those of us in our high school were actually ahead of the adults in this. We were more concerned with his politics than his religion. The peaceful times, however, continued until November 1963. I was working at a book publishing firm, a big one, and I remember suddenly being startled when the National Anthem was played from the paging system with no warning and it was rather loud. Within a few minutes we were listening to a radio broadcast telling us that Kennedy had been shot and killed. Jim Clark Editor In those few seconds, our innocence was shattered. Not only were we exposed to violence on our shores, but it was seen on television, and two days later we got to see Jack Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald live. Nothing was ever the same. Within a few years we had riots in the streets protesting the war, which was the first one in which we saw the fighting on the tube in our living rooms. Lyndon Johnson decided not to run again in 1968, Richard Nixon was elected, and we all know how well that went. People who didnt live through the 1950s cant imagine why those people my age reminisce so much, why nostalgia television does so well, etc. We know what they havent needed to grasp, that those days are gone forever. As for that personal anniversary, the day after Kennedy was shot I went on a date, the first time with this young lady I met in the company bowling league. We were going to go bowling, but ended up at a movie instead, because the bowling lanes were closed in honor of JFK. I guess the date went all right, because 48 years later, here we are having four children and a dozen or so grandchildren over for Thanksgiving this week. Every now and then, though, I wonder what kind of world we would be living in if Lee Harvey Oswald hadnt pulled that trigger. Guess well never know.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com Give thanks every day

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7 6Wednesday, November 23, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends The week that changed the world I live in Dont mock Tebows prayer F ormer University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, now the signal-caller for the Denver Broncos, has become a strange sort of folk hero over the past few weeks. It all started with his comeback victory over the Miami Dolphins. As the game ended, Tebow dropped to a knee in apparent prayer. It didnt take long, within a few moments he was celebrating with his teammates. Even last Thursday, when he led a late-game, late-night comeback against the New York Jets, he took a moment to pause and pray. While those actions have produced backing from many individuals, they also have attracted ridicule from others. There are mocking imitations of him in that pose out there. One thing a lot of these people ought to learn is that you shouldnt mock someones religious beliefs. Both sides can cite examples from the Bible. On one hand, there are many references to people going out and spreading the news to all nations, letting people know who they are and what they believe, and setting good examples. There are others, of course, who point to a parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, pointing out that the one who stood in the front of the church saying how good he was will not be rewarded as well as the one who stood quietly in the back of the church not drawing attention to himself. Americans, and particularly football fans, can choose which tale to follow and how they will react to others. What Tebow does, in our opinion, is a lot better than some of these ridiculous dances and celebrations that players use to draw attention to themselves after they score a touchdown. The fact that a player wants to spend a quiet moment with his God should be refreshing, not a matter for mockery. On this Thanksgiving weekend, we should be thankful that we live in a country that allows different ways of thinking, and a country that allows someone to pray without fear of retribution. In many places of the world, open display of religion, other than that which is state-sponsored, can result in death. So the next time you see Tim Tebow pause a moment for some prayer, take a pause yourself and think about what he is doing. Then tell the naysayers to go pick on someone else. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column By Bryan Golden S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER T hanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. Its a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. Even with all of the uncertainty and turmoil in the world, you have so much to be thankful for. Its important to be grateful, not just on Thanksgiving, but each and every day. Rather than lamenting what you feel is lacking in your life, begin each new day by developing an attitude of gratitude. Take inventory of your blessings and you will be surprised at just how much you have to be thankful for. If you have enough to eat, a place to live, a way to get around, people who care about you, or people you care about, then you are wealthy. If you lack any of these elements, you must still be grateful for what you do have, while striving to obtain whatever is absent. Focus on all positive aspects of your life. Take nothing for granted. Every morning, recharge your appreciation. Be happy for everything there is, not upset over what you feel is missing. Dreams of the future shouldnt diminish appreciation for the present. If all you do is concentrate on what you want, you wont enjoy today. Dont be jealous of others; what they have has no bearing on you. You can feel bitter or resentful for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you feel something is missing from your life, things arent going your way, or youve been treated unfairly. You may wonder, Why do these things always happen to me? Lifes problems tend to dominate your thoughts, turning your focus to what you feel is wrong. You may start to resent those who appear to be better off. Youre apt to dwell on things you think would make your life better if you had them. If only you had more money, more time, a bigger house, a different car, a different job, a different boss, had picked a different career, etc. Once your attitude becomes one of deficiency instead of abundance and appreciation, you can become overwhelmed by feelings of frustration and feel like a victim. As this happens, a consuming vicious cycle starts. Being bitter or resentful blows situations out of proportion. People who are bitter frequently find that their situations deteriorate and their mental and physical health decays. There is no point to feeling bitter since it accomplishes nothing, harms you and makes things worse. Filling yourself with gratitude on a daily basis makes you feel good, while driving out negative feelings. Begin your practice of gratitude each morning as soon as you wake. Every day is a great day. If you have any doubts, try missing one. Take inventory of everything, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, that is good in your life. Keep things in perspective. Consider all the people who have overcome difficulties far worse than yours. Dont be consumed by your problems, there is always a solution. Maintaining an attitude of gratitude allows your mind to devise a resolution for your circumstances. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving and you will be amazed how much better your life will become. Bryan Golden is a self-development expert, syndicated columnist, and professor. E-mail Bryan at bryan@columnist.com. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. FAMILY FEATURES W hether youre a first time host or seasoned pro, there are certain secrets to help ensure a holiday meal that is both elegant and effortless. Keeping a few key ingredients on-hand, like Swanson chicken stock and broth, helps make preparing for the main meal a little less stressful and also allows for more options when it comes to dressing up leftovers. Here are some recipes that are sure to please. For more holiday tips and recipes, visit www.CampbellsKitchen.com. Ultra Creamy Mashed PotatoesPrep: 15 minutes Cook: 20 minutes Makes: 6 servings 3 1/2 cups Swanson Chicken Broth (Regular, Natural Goodness or Certified Organic) 5 large potatoes (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 7 1/2 cups) 1/2 cup light cream 2 tablespoons butter Generous dash ground black pepper 1 can (14.5 ounces) Campbells Turkey Gravy, heated according to package directions 1.Heat broth and potatoes in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. 2.Reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes well in colander, reserving broth. 3.Mash potatoes with 1/4 cup reserved broth, cream, butter and black pepper. Add additional reserved broth, if needed, until desired consistency. Serve with gravy.Moist and Savory StuffingPrep: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Bake: 30 minutes Makes: 10 servings 2 1/2 cups Swanson Chicken Broth (Regular, Natural Goodness or Certified Organic) Generous dash ground black pepper 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup) 1 package (14 ounces) Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing 1.Heat broth, black pepper, celery and onion in 3-quart saucepan over mediumhigh heat to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring often. Remove saucepan from heat. Add stuffing and mix lightly. 2.Spoon stuffing mixture into a greased 3-quart shallow baking dish. Cover baking dish. 3.Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until stuffing mixture is hot. For crunchier stuffing, bake uncovered.Green Bean CasserolePrep: 10 minutes Bake: 30 minutes Makes: 12 servings 2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) Campbells Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular, 98% Fat Free or Healthy Request ) 1 cup milk 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 8 cups cooked cut green beans 2 2/3 cups Frenchs French Fried Onions 1.Stir soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 1 1/3 cups onions in 3-quart casserole. 2.Bake at 350F for 25 minutes or until bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir bean mixture. Sprinkle with remaining onions. 3.Bake for 5 minutes or until onions are golden brown. Dont fret about whats left!Want to make leftovers seem a little less left over? Plan ahead by stocking your kitchen with the basics eggs, milk, cheese, bread, canned soup and broth. This French Onion Turkey Casserole, made with Campbells Condensed French Onion Soup, is a welcome departure from the standard hot turkey sandwich, and uses ingredients many people already have on-hand. French Onion Turkey CasserolePrep: 20 minutes Bake: 45 minutes Makes: 8 servings Vegetable cooking spray 6 eggs 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbells CondensedFrenchOnionSoup 2 cups milk 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (about 4 ounces) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves or 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves, crushed 9 slices Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Hearty White Bread, cut into cubes 2 cups shredded or cubed cooked turkey 1.Heat oven to 350F. Spray 2-quart shallow baking dish with cooking spray. 2.Beat eggs, soup, milk, 1/2 cup cheese and 1 tablespoon thyme in large bowl with fork or whisk. Add bread cubes and turkey. Stir and press bread cubes into milk mixture to coat. 3.Pour bread mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and thyme. Let stand for 15 minutes. 4.Bake for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Moist and Savory Stuffing Green Bean CasseroleHerb Roasted Turkey with Pan GravyPrep: 15 minutes Roast: 3 hours Cook: 10 minutes Makes: 12 servings 1 turkey (12 to 14 pounds) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 carton (26 ounces) Swanson Chicken Stock (Regular or Unsalted) (about 3 1/4 cups) 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1.Remove giblets and neck from turkey cavity. Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry with paper towel. Tie ends of drumsticks together. 2.Place turkey, breast-side up, on rack in roast ing pan. Brush turkey with oil. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of meat, not touching bone. 3.Stir stock, lemon juice, basil, thyme and black pepper in large bowl. Reserve 1 3/4 cups stock mixture for the gravy. Pour remain ing stock mixture over turkey. 4.Roast at 325F for 3 hours, or until thermom eter reads 165F, basting occasionally with pan drippings. Begin checking for doneness after 2 1/2 hours roasting time. 5.Remove turkey from pan, cover and keep warm. Spoon off any fat and pour off all but 1 1/2 cups pan drippings. 6.Stir reserved stock mixture and flour in medium bowl until the mixture is smooth. Add flour mixture to the pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Serve gravy with turkey. Herb Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy T here were a couple of anniversaries last week that meant a lot to me, one of national significance and the other of a personal nature. On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, by Lee Harvey Oswald. I rarely let this anniversary go by without commenting on it. For those who didnt live through those times, its hard to grasp the significance of that event. I graduated from high school in 1961 (thats right, 50 years ago), and before that was brought up in a time of good feeling and prosperity. I was born during World War II, and was barely old enough to realize what was happening when Korea broke out. The rest of the 1950s was spent just being a kid, playing a lot of sports, putting a nickel in a juke box at the local drug store every now and then and just having an enjoyable time. High school came along late in the decade, and by 1960s elections I was a senior. I remember in a class I was taking called Problems of American Democracy, that the teacher told us the next day after Kennedy won that he didnt want to hear any more of the griping that there was going to be a war. Turned out he was wrong, and we were right about Vietnam. Ironically, it was a Catholic school, but while some in the country predicted dire consequences if a Catholic were elected, those of us in our high school were actually ahead of the adults in this. We were more concerned with his politics than his religion. The peaceful times, however, continued until November 1963. I was working at a book publishing firm, a big one, and I remember suddenly being startled when the National Anthem was played from the paging system with no warning and it was rather loud. Within a few minutes we were listening to a radio broadcast telling us that Kennedy had been shot and killed. Jim Clark Editor In those few seconds, our innocence was shattered. Not only were we exposed to violence on our shores, but it was seen on television, and two days later we got to see Jack Ruby kill Lee Harvey Oswald live. Nothing was ever the same. Within a few years we had riots in the streets protesting the war, which was the first one in which we saw the fighting on the tube in our living rooms. Lyndon Johnson decided not to run again in 1968, Richard Nixon was elected, and we all know how well that went. People who didnt live through the 1950s cant imagine why those people my age reminisce so much, why nostalgia television does so well, etc. We know what they havent needed to grasp, that those days are gone forever. As for that personal anniversary, the day after Kennedy was shot I went on a date, the first time with this young lady I met in the company bowling league. We were going to go bowling, but ended up at a movie instead, because the bowling lanes were closed in honor of JFK. I guess the date went all right, because 48 years later, here we are having four children and a dozen or so grandchildren over for Thanksgiving this week. Every now and then, though, I wonder what kind of world we would be living in if Lee Harvey Oswald hadnt pulled that trigger. Guess well never know.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com Give thanks every day

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the Smithsonian. Probably the main authors of it were Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Elizabeth MClintock. Elizabeth MClintock was one of the daughters of Mary Ann. Many of the reformers of that period were invited to the Seneca Falls Convention. Among these was Frederick Douglass. Elizabeth MClintock invited him. His reply to her was another one of the letters that Mary Beth donated. The MClintock House in Waterloo was made a national monument and is open for visitors to tour. It is important, not only because of the connection to the Womens Rights Convention, but also because the MClintocks hid slaves it was part of the Underground Railroad. The displays in the home are related to how their Quaker beliefs led them to devote their lives to justice in the country and the world. They had connections with reformers all over the world Mary Beth said, I became interested in my connection to Mary Ann MClintock when I was in college. My grandmother Mary Truman Welsh was interested in family history and had done a great deal of work on our family. She had inherited a number of historic letters. Because I was the grandchild who had displayed the most interest in all of this, I inherited the letters when she died. It was not until the 1990s that I decided that they should be donated to the Womens Museum. I know Mary Beth was a history teacher before Stone Creek so I asked her if her family history had an impact on her decision to become a history teacher. She said, I did not become a history teacher because of this connection. I mostly taught non-western and European history because I had grown up in Africa. But I did teach government and for many years I had the pictures of the five women displayed in my classroom. I was always passionate about how people in our country had sacrificed so that we can vote. Of course, I discussed Mary Ann and the Women of Seneca Falls, in addition to other women who spent time in jail, etc. In 1848, when the women wrote that women should have the right to vote into the Declaration of Sentiments, even they thought it was a radical suggestion. Speaking to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott exclaimed, Lizzie, Thee will make us ridiculous! Mary Beth goes on to say, It makes me crazy that so many people do not take the time to vote. OK, politicians are not perfect, but our system is better than the alternative and we do have ways to make changes, if we pay attention and take the time. The MClintocks stood strong for what they believed. By so doing, they put themselves and their business in jeopardy sometimes. But the result of their courage and that of many others in our history, is that we have a better life. Why are we so afraid to sacrifice today? Mary Beths question, Why are we so afraid to sacrifice today? is a good one to ask ourselves. Remember voting is your civic responsibility. The next time you vote, remember the sacrifices that were made by many so that we can vote. Women, remember the women and men who suffered great hardship so that women had the right to vote. Mary Beth recommended a book, The Road to Seneca Falls which details the long journey and many hardships that many endured so that women in the United States could vote. Dont take that privilege for granted. I would like to extend my thanks to Mary Beth for allowing me to write this very interesting story and the connection of Stone Creek to womens right to vote. Stone Creek Grille update: If you dont have plans for Thanksgiving, give the Grille a call at 352291-2140 to reserve a time for the Thanksgiving Buffet. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 23, 2011 5 8Wednesday, November 23, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU T RIED THE REST NOW T RY THE BEST! 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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 Read the classifieds 0009VEN Adjust all zones for coverage, reprogram timer for proper run time per zone and watering days. Get a free battery for your timer. 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As things begin to clear up, youll find a sharper picture emerging, showing something you will need to know. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Watch your expenses through the end of the month. Later, youll be glad to have extra money to pay for something that will make an acquisitive Bovines heart beat faster. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Youre now ready to make that oft-deferred commitment, if you still believe its what you want. Dont be afraid to change your mind if you feel you should go in another direction. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Now that you are moving on with your life after that recent disappointment, how about reactivating your travel plans and taking someone special along with you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Many new friends come into your personal life, which suits all of you social Lions just fine. However, one new friend might make demands that you could find difficult to deal with. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Communication doesnt exist unless its two-way. So if youre getting no replies to the signals youre sending, it could be time to look for someone more receptive. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A workplace complication that you thought was ironed out develops new wrinkles that need attention. Meanwhile, expect continuing improvement in your home life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A tense personal problem needs to be talked out before someone decides to walk out. Resist making decisions until full explanations are offered from both sides. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A technological glitch that caused problems recently will soon be repaired, and life can return to normal. A colleague has a surprising message to deliver. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your partner might feel that you havent been as open with him or her as you should be. Deal with this now, before it turns into something more difficult to handle. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Good news: Many of the stumbling blocks that affected the progress of some of your career projects are fading away. Things also start to look up on the home front. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youll need that strong Piscean pluck to get through waters that will be turbulent for a while. A more positive aspect soon emerges, along with some welcome news. BORN THIS WEEK: You are zealous in the pursuit of truth. You would make an excellent research scientist. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure S eneca Falls, New York: Does that place mean anything to you? How about the date, July, 1848? If you said it was the site of the first Womens Rights Convention, you are correct. What is the connection to Stone Creek? Mary Beth Neeley is the great, great, great granddaughter of Mary Ann MClintock. She was one of the five principal women who wrote the Declaration of Sentiments that helped to give women in this country the right to vote. The other women were Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Martha Wright and Jane Hunt. All of the women were Quakers, except Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Their fervent actions regarding equality grew out of their Quaker beliefs. All of these women had been and were activists in the anti-slavery movement. They realized in the process of that, that even within that movement the women were not given equal footing with the men. It was at the London AntiSlavery Convention in 1841 when Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott were not allowed to be official participants because they were women, that they began to discuss working for the rights of women. Mary Beth donated a letter to the Womens Museum in Seneca Falls written by William Lloyd Garrison to Thomas MClintock, Mary Beths great, great, great grandfather about that event in London and his shock that Lucretia Mott, of all people, was not allowed to participate! According to Mary Beth, the Declaration of Sentiments was written on a table in the MClintock home in Waterloo, New York. That table is now in Stone Creek Descendant of womens rights pioneer lives here Patricia Gizzi Please see PIONEER Page 8

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Friday, Nov. 25 Social Security office closed On Friday, Nov. 25, all Social Security field offices, including the Ocala Social Security office, will be closed to the public. Employees who work the day after Thanksgiving will focus on backlog reduction. Members of the public can find many services and get up-to-date information online at www.socialsecurity.gov or by calling 1-800-7721213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Saturday, Nov. 26 Church service at TimberRidgeCountryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 10:15 a.m. For information, call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, Nov. 29 Breast cancer group to meet The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church. However, the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 29, will be held off-site at Stone Creek Grille with a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. If you have not already signed up for this luncheon meeting, please call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 so she can give the restaurant a number of attendees to plan on. The address is 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop. Stone Creek is a community off Southwest 80th Avenue, north of State Road 200 approximately four miles.Thursday, Dec. 1 United Way celebrates 50 yearsUnited Way of Marion County is proud to celebrate 50 years in the community. To commemorate the event, the community is invited to a "50 Year Journey" which will include a progressive dinner and look back on where we have been and where United Way is going in the future in Marion County. The celebration event will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ocala Hilton. Tickets are $50. To RSVP call 352-732-9696. United Way of Marion County was incorporated July 31, 1961 by founder Bonnie Heath and other local business leaders to form a collaborative effort to support charities serving local citizens. In 1961, he was elected the first president of the organization then known as the United Appeal and served in that position for two years. (The name was changed to United Way in 1972.) He remained affiliated with United Way for four decades. For more information on United Ways 50th anniversary events, contact United Way at 352-732-9696. Sunday, Dec. 4 Christmas Concert by choir The Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, December 4, at 3pm at First United Methodist Church, located at 1126 E. Silver Springs Boulevard (which is State Road 40) in Ocala. The program, titled Carols from around the World, will include the Poulenc Christmas Motet(s), the premiere of two original works, and carols from the Huron Nation, Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, Britain, America and others. Admission to the concert 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 about the concert, call 352537-0207. Wine and cuisine for Hospice benefitIn 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. Friday, Dec. 9 Youth Symphony concert setThe Ocala Youth Symphony is excited to announce the beginning of its 13th year. The first concert will be on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. on the downtown Ocala square, where the group will be playing Christmas music with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. The Ocala Youth Symphony is composed of amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18, and serves the education and professional development of young musicians from the Ocala/Marion County and surrounding areas. The works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyone's musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. For information, call 352-873-6738.Friday, Dec. 16 Pro-am golf to benefit HospiceThe 19th annual Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Proam tournament is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16 at Golden Hills Country Club just off Highway 27, 4.3 miles west of I-75. Dont miss an opportunity to play this fantastic course, which was the home of the 2009 USGA Womens Mid-Amateur Championship. All teams consist of four amateurs and one golf professional. The cost is $150/amateur and $100/pro, which includes a buffet breakfast, greens fees, cart and awards dinner. Proceeds from this tournament help to provide care and support to patients and families of Hospice of Marion County who are facing a most difficult and challenging time in their lives. For more information and registration, please call the Pro Shop at 352-629-7980. fares over the past year. According to AAAs Leisure Travel Index, Thanksgiving airfares are expected to be 20 percent higher than last year with an average lowest round-trip rate of $212 for the top 40 U.S. air routes. The combination of higher fares and lower availability of seats is expected to limit air travel growth this holiday to less than half of total traveler growth. Other modes of travel (bus, train, watercraft, etc) will make up the remaining two percent of the total person-trips, with just over 900,000 people expected to travel by these modes, 14.7 percent higher than in 2010. Travel via other modes has declined significantly since 2008 and remains well below historical averages, so there is stronger pent-up demand from consumers who travel using these modes. In addition, economic conditions are dictating that those who otherwise might travel by air or automobile are now traveling by alternative modes of transportation. Hotel rates for AAA Three Diamond or midrange lodgings are expected to increase six percent from one year ago with travelers spending an average of $145 per night compared to $136 last year. Travelers planning to stay at AAA Two Diamond hotels can expect to pay seven percent more at an average cost of $103 per night. Weekend daily car rental rates will average $37, an 11 percent decrease from last year. The average distance traveled by Americans during the Thanksgiving holiday is expected to be 706 miles, a decline of 13.5 percent from last year when travelers planned to log an average of 816 miles. Median spending is expected to be $554, a 12 percent increase from $495 last year. However, Thanksgiving holiday travel is typically less expensive than other travel holidays because of the emphasis on the Thanksgiving meal and gathering of friends and family. 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T he look on Barbara Gracianos face as she entered the Oasis Restaurant to be greeted by some 40 of her friends and neighbors from Fairfield Village said it all. She was overwhelmed and surprised beyond anyones expectations. For some 10 years, Barbara Graciano has been one of Fairfield Villages most recognizable and loved neighbors. On Friday, Nov. 18, Barbara will be returning to the West Palm Beach area to live. Needless to say, she will be greatly missed. Because so many of her friends wanted to wish her Farewell, a group of special friends including Lil Oliver and Judy Rich arranged a surprise gathering to have a fun and fond farewell time for this lovely lady. Spirited to the surprise by neighbor and good friend, Charlene Jarvis, Barbara thought she was attending a Red Hat Gathering well she was partially. Many of those attending did wear Red Hat fashions, but many of the others were in their ordinary casual attire. Whatever the clothing choices, all those present showed off beautiful smiles as did Barbara once the onslaught of tears of joy and surprise subsided. After a lovely lunch was enjoyed, a beautiful cake was cut and served to mark the special occasion. Barbara was asked to comment while the cake was cut and served. She said: Thank you for such a wonderful surprise. I still cant fathom this! I have loved living in Fairfield Village for these 10 years and I love you all so much. I will be visiting back here. I will be in the West Palm Beach area so you all come to visit me too. Thank you again for this wonderful time together. Several of us sitting together mentioned Barbaras great sense of humor and her gift for costuming. Accompanying this article are a couple of photos of several times when she won prizes in Halloween or other costume contests. These photos are a testament to Barbaras love of life and her ability to make others laugh and enjoy themselves. Needless to say, Fairfield Village will miss one of the people who helped to maintain the reputation of a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 23, 2011 11 2Wednesday, November 23, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009TUI 0009VC4 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 0009OWO 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 WI TH L AND WITH L AND Fairfield Village Fairfield ladies host surprise farewell luncheon Priscilla Geissal Read the classifieds The look on Barbara Gracianos face obviously shows that she was completely surprised by her friends. Helping Barbara to overcome her tearful moment from left are Charlene Jarvis, Roz Martin, Barbara, Judy Rich and Lil Oliver. This was Barbara in her Halloween costume in 2010. 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. 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Medical Residential SA T ech Pool The Centers is seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs -Pool (as needed) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Restaurant/ Lounge EXP. 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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Stone Creek........4 Puzzles................9 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 35 Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Happenings Page 3 Opinion Page 6 12Wednesday, November 23, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009VE2 PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALSaying farewell Barbara Graciano smiles beautifully as she prepares to cut and serve the special cake offered by her friends at Fairfield Village. They held a surprise luncheon for her as she prepares to move out of the area. Column, more photos on Page 2. Ocala Palms Crafts Fair and Bake Sale In Ocala homes, businesses, schools, and churches, people are piling up shoe boxes filled not with shoes, but toys, school supplies and necessity items, lovingly selected for a child in need. Thousands of Ocala kids are participating in Operation Christmas Child, the worlds largest Christmas project of its kind, to make a statement to needy children worldwide: You are not forgotten! Operation Christmas Child uses simple gift-filled shoe boxes to let hurting children know that they are loved. Kids, families, groups, businesses and schools pack and wrap empty shoe box gifts with items most people take for granted, including toothpaste, toys and pencils, and drop them off at one of the seven collection sites in the Marion & Citrus areas. The shoe boxes are then processed and prepared to be hand-delivered to children worldwide using whatever means necessarysea containers, trucks, trains, airplanes, helicopters, boats, elephants and dog sleds. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has collected 86 million shoe box gifts and hand-delivered them to impoverished children in more than 130 countries. This year, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect another 8.5 million gift-filled shoe boxes. In Ocala, were aiming to contribute 15,000 shoe box gifts, said Marlene Reuscher, volunteer area coordinator for Ocala. Its a big goal, but I believe we can reach it. Ocala kids realize that as tough as things are here in the United States, there are children around the world who have so much less. This small sacrifice can have lifelong impact on a needy child. Anyone can participate in Operation Christmas Child right now. National Collection Week is now until Monday. For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, or to find the nearest drop-off site, call 352-629-6079 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ. Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology that allows donors to follow their shoe box to find out the destination country where it will be handdelivered to a child in need. Operation Christmas Child is a project of international Christian relief and evangelism organization Samaritans Purse, headed by Franklin Graham. While Samaritans Purse works to meet critical physical needs, such as clean water, health care and food, Operation Christmas Child addresses a need for which children are just as desperatethe need to have hope and feel loved. On Nov. 5, Ocala Palms held its annual Craft Fair and Bake Sale at which many crafts were on display by many talented people. PHOTOS BY CATHY DONOHUEMarcy Chrisner stopping by the booth of vendor Debi Herrera. Jay Pilot and Judy Anderson sell raffle tickets for a quilt made by the Sunbonnet Quilters of Ocala Palms. At left, Carol Brandes displays her lovely decorative and colorful plates. At right, Judy Duby displays her water color art. Thanksgiving travel in the U.S. is projected to increase 4 percent this year from 2010, with more than 42.5 million Americans taking a trip of 50 miles or more away from home between Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 27. Auto travel remains the preferred method of travel this Thanksgiving with 38.2 million Americans traveling via automobile, also up 4 percent from last year. Auto travelers make up 90 percent of all holiday travelers. This is definitely a positive sign for the travel industry, said Brent Hubele, vice president, AAA Travel, The Auto Club Group. Despite sluggish economic news, more people plan to travel this year than last, showing a slow, but steady recovery. Pent-up demand is likely the dominate factor contributing to the increase in the number of holiday travelers. Almost 3.4 million leisure travelers (8 percent of holiday travelers) will fly during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a 1.8 percent increase from 2010. Fuel costs, combined with steady air travel demand and capacity cuts have resulted in rising airPlease fill your shoe boxes with toys for Christmas Holiday travel to climb Please see TRAVEL Page 10 Quail Meadow S everal events have taken place in the past several days: The Ladies Luncheon, the Arts and Crafts Fair and Bake Sale, and the Holiday Dinner. It seems that our social calendar is always full. The Ladies Luncheon was held at Ocean Breeze Restaurant. The buffet is fabulous so much food for a very small amount of money. For many, this was their first time to visit this new restaurant, and Im sure it wont be the last! There was only one minor drawback: they werent able to seat us all together. Check the December QM Reporter for the date and location of the next luncheon. There were many good reports about the Craft Fair! The bakery was very popular. There was a great assortment of crafts for sale. You could purchase jewelry, pocketbooks, plastic stitchery items, handmade cards, mailboxes, and many other handmade items. Attendance wasnt as great as previous years, but the vendors, for the most part, were pleased with the day. Next on our calendar was the Holiday Dinner! Bob Evans Restaurant catered the food turkey and all the trimmings! Our servers this year were Lil Carie, Maryann McGill, Marion Gartman, and Dave and Theresa Yoders. Thanks to our local help, the expenses for the dinner were within our price range. The social committee recognizes that our living expenses are increasing and with most of our residents retirees, our incomes are not going as far as before. Judi Hargraves was the lucky winner of the 50-50 drawing. December is almost here and that means its time for the annual meetings for both the QMPOA and QMRPOA. You should have received your notices in the mail; if not, please notify one of the officers. Happy Thanksgiving! Community stays busy Carolyn Slocumb In line for food at the arts and crafts fair. Servers: Theresa Yoders, Marion Gartman, Lil Carie, Maryann McGill. Barbara Fifes booth