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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 11-30-2011
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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Quail Meadow......3 Ocala Palms........5 Rev. Snyder........10 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 36 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER30, 2011 Happenings Pages 4, 9 Puzzles Page 8 12Wednesday, November 30, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. New $ 4 49 0009W86 Limit 2 Exp. 12/9/11 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 1 SIDE 3-Piece WING SNACK WITH BISCUIT $ 3 49 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 12/9/11 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 12/9/11 Limit 2 Exp. 12/9/11 $ 4 49 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-8 0009Y3C Monday Pizza Special 18 Cheese $7.95 Daily Specials 11am-3pm Sr. Specials 3-5pm ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Prime Rib & 2 Sides $ 14 00 SATURDAY 2 FOR $22.00 Lobster & 2 Sides FRIDAY $ 11 95 1 LB. $ 16 95 1 1 2 LB. Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings 711186WEST MARIONMESSENGER 0009XWL Toys for Tots startsThe annual Marine Corps League Toys for Tots drive has started throughout the western area of Marion County. The South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger office is a dropoff point. Those wishing to donate may bring a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, during regular business hours. The Citizen and Messenger office will not accept cash donations. Pursuant to Section 381, Florida Statues and Chapter 64D-3, Florida Administrative Code, the Marion County Health Department Director has issued a rabies alert for a location the county. The area is centered on Northwest 150th Avenue, north of approximately the 9700 block all the way to County Road 326. All citizens, especially the ones within the area, are asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in this county. The alert is in response to a positive laboratory result from a horse. The rabies alert commenced on the day of the incident, which was Nov. 20. Residents in the area are advised to: Avoid contact with free roaming domestic or any wild animals. Not leave pet food outside and secure outside garbage in covered containers to avoid attracting wild animals. Contact your veterinarian to make sure dog(s), cat(s) or ferret(s) have current rabies vaccination. Law enforcement and animal control officials are requested to assist in enforcement of the following requirements: All dogs, cats and captive wild mammals shall be confined to their owners premises. Confinement shall be by fence, cage, on a leash under control of a responsible person, or inside the living quarters or related building. All dogs and cats roaming at large will be impounded and may be released to their owners upon payment of any fee(s) assessed by Marion County Animal Services. No dogs or cats will be released from the Animal Shelter except to the owner upon proof of current vaccination issued by a licensed veterinarian. This alert ends in 60 days unless another incident occurs within the alert area. Please contact a local veterinarian for questions regarding the health of an animal. Rabies alert issued for northwest area The Marion County School Board unanimously voted to keep its current chair and vice-chair leadership for the next year at a reorganizational meeting last week. Judi Zanetti (District 1) continues as the board chair. Shes also served as vice-chair. Voters first elected Zanetti to the School Board in 2004 then re-elected her for a second four-year term in 2008. She recently decided not to run for re-election next year. Zanetti is a kindergarten teacher on leave from the classroom who joined the district in 1990 as an elementary teacher. Her bachelors degree in Elementary Education comes from the University of Central Florida. She is married and has two children in local public schools. As board chair, Zanetti will lead twice-monthly School Board meetings and year-round work sessions and serve on various leadership boards throughout the community. Ron Crawford (District 5), now serving his fourth consecutive term on the Marion County School Board, reprises his role as vice-chairman. He previously served as both chair and vice-chair. Crawford joined the board in 1998 and has been re-elected by voters three times. His bachelors degree comes from the University of South Florida, and he has over 25 years of experience in the private business world. Other members of the Marion County School Board include Angie Boynton (District 4), Bobby James (District 3), and Jackie Porter (District 2). With Boynton absent from the meeting, the remaining four board members also approved the same meeting schedule as in years past holding board meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly at 5:30 p.m. at 512 S.E. Third St. in Ocala. Zanetti, Crawford to lead School Board PHOTO BY BARB DEDICSOcala Palms veterans Andy Pietrzyk, Fred Heiner and Larry Fleming took part in the Ocala Palms Veterans Day event recently. More photos, Pages 5 and 7. AARP driving classes setAARP Driver Safety Classes are scheduled for four locations in Marion County during the month of December. These locations include: December 1 & 2 beginning at 8 a.m., Oak Run Community Orchid Club Card Room. Reservations made to: Joe Briggs at 352-237-2971. December 6 & 7 beginning at 1 p.m., Sullivan Cadillac, 4040 S.W. College Road. Reservations made to: Frank Stroothoff at 352-368-6695. December 8 & 9 beginning at 8 a.m., Sheriffs Dist. Office, 9048 Highway 200. Reservations made to:Joe Briggs at 352-237-2971. December 12 & 13 beginning at 8 a.m., On Top of The World Circle Square Commons #4. Reservations made to: Ed Hobbs at 352-8543699. Safe driving is one of the most effective and easiest ways you can protect youre health. Make sure that youre taking the right precautions to minimize your driving risks and to protect yourself and your loved ones. The AARP Driver Safety Class was offered at a record number of 16 locations in Marion County during the month of November. A team of some 20 highly qualified volunteer instructors will be providing this service in the new year of 2012. Those wanting to take advantage of this opportunity can call the individual instructor or the national toll free number 1-888-227-7669, to register. Any individual can take this class. The only cost is to cover books and related material. A check made out to AARP Driver Safety Program in the amount of $14 is paid at class time. ( AARP members only pay $12 per person. ) Only 25 seats are available in each class. Problems with construction of new bridge detailed to county In an informational packet prepared for distribution to the Marion County Commission, problems associated with the new flyover being constructed were detailed. The flyover, or overpass, will connect the 31st Street Extension on the east side of Interstate 75 to the west side, going on 40th Avenue to State Road 200. It eventually will be part of a western bypass. According to the report: Work started with utility relocations on the west side of I-75 behind Berkshire Plaza, which has since been completed. Work on the east side of I-75 has included the installation of water and sewer line extensions for the City of Ocala. There were two change orders, both are the responsibility of the city. Bridge pile installation on the east side began with the driving of a test pile which broke during installation. This circumstance resulted in changes by FDOT and a replacement test pile was then successfully driven. Of the remaining 19 piles driven on the east side, two more broke during installation and one was driven short which requires a splice. Work to replace the two broken piles will take place at a later date. The short pile needed to be over driven to meet refusal. Breaking of bridge piles is not a typical occurrence ... Cost for the 3 replacement piles at this time will be the responsibility of the Contractor. Read the classifieds FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 2 There was so much food at FFV's celebration to enjoy that there were 8 serving tables with all kinds of delicious food to choose from. Fran Glenney prepares to serve her delicious Apple Crisp that was a favorite with those attending the FFV Thanksgiving "Pot Luck" Dinner.. Though Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, it is also a time for looking ahead to all the many wonderful prospects for our lives and for the lives of our families. We, in Fairfield Village, pray that the coming months and year will bring a break in the economic misfortunes that have faced so many Americans. Along with this hope is our prayer that our military and service men and women will find the coming year one where there will be less hostility. Perhaps, within our lifetime, we will be blessed to see a time when there is progress being made toward an acceptance of the right of all people to live in peace with the hope of a positive future. With that hope in mind, we in Fairfield Village look ahead to the holiday season with joys that are abundant for all our families and friends. Here in FFV, we plan to demonstrate daily that we are truly a lively place filled with lovely people. Gift-wrap volunteers being soughtThe Marion County Children's Alliance Family Violence Prevention Workgroup is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts in the Paddock Mall from Nov. 28 through Dec. 24 during mall hours. Volunteers must be 18 years or older or have experience in gift wrapping. The gift wrap station is located next to the "As Seen On TV" store. Proceeds benefit victims of domestic violence. For information, go to www.breakthesilenceonviolence.org. To sign up, call 352-438-5990 or e-mail monica@breakthesilenceonviolence.org. 0009Y5S Grand Opening CHINESE FOOD NEW YORK STYLE Eat-In & Take Out Restaurant 2775 NW 49th Ave., Suite 203, Ocala, FL (352) 369-1688 Fax (352) 369-1689 OPEN DAILY: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am-11 pm Sun. 11:30 am-10 pm COUPON COUPON COUPON WITH COUPON. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. EXPIRES 12/11/11 10% OFF PURCHASE FREE WONTON SOUP OR 2 CANS SODA With $25 Purchase FREE CRAB RANGOON OR 2 LITER PEPSI With $30 Purchase CALL AHEAD TO ORDER LUNCH SPECIAL 11AM-3PM 1 Entre $ 5 25 With Fried Rice & Soda DINNER SPECIAL 1 Entre $ 7 65 With Fried Rice & Soda WITH COUPON. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. EXPIRES 12/11/11 WITH COUPON. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. EXPIRES 12/11/11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11 2Wednesday, November 30, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 9 W A 0 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 T hose of us who attended the early Thanksgiving celebration at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse on Saturday, Nov. 19, agreed that we all have so many blessings to be thankful for that the list could go on and on. Paula LeBlanc gave a prayer of thanksgiving that added a beautiful reflection toward all the many things for which we can be grateful not only this time of year but year round. The feast was presented by the Social Activities Committee made up of Jean Chapman, Sandy Ford, Loretta Zang, and Toni Belcher. Many others were thanked for their help in the decorations and presentation of the food. Turkey and ham were the main dishes which were accompanied by the pot luck contributions of those attending. As usual, there was so much food to enjoy that the tables were overflowing. Many people enjoyed the event; however, one table caught my eye in particular. Celebrating their first Thanksgiving in our neighborhood, the Leslie family showed the real spirit of the season with a family gathering with grandchildren and friends and neighbors. The accompanying photo shows just how much fun the group was having and it was contagious. Another special note for our community was the fact that Fran and Ed Glenney were back home after some 15 months of Thanksgiving celebration held early at Fairfield Village Embodying the spirit of the Thanksgiving Season, is the Leslie family celebration. From the left are Carolyn and Ben Allen; Steven and Sandy Leslie with their grandchildren, Zachery and Corrin; along with their special friend, Ginie Luchs. being away to help to care for their daughter, Jody, who has been battling bone cancer. The truly wonderful news is that Jody is much improved and is now in physical therapy. Another family, Stan and Shelia Cohen, have been helping in the care of their daughter who has also been ill. The latest news is that she is improving and everyone is certainly praying for her complete recovery as well. The Cohens are known for their work with foster children in Marion County and this year is no exception. Those who would like to help these children can contact the Cohens to help them as they pass their love on to so many deserving children. See FAIRFIELD Page 12 Priscilla Geissal 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 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 Sporting Goods Christmas Gift Cert. Concealed Weapons Lic., FL/Non FL. Res. Ok Jay @ (352) 687-8265 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 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. 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. Paying up to$25,000 Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Dec. 4, 2011 1-800-438-8559 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 0009XUQ Our certified gemologists, master watchmakers and goldsmiths, diamond experts, appraisal experts, and registered jewelers are here to help you find the perfect gift! Custom Jewelry Work and Repair Pearl Restringing Swiss Watch Repair Center Appraisals Downtown Ocala 352-732-8844 Paddock Mall 352-237-1188 www.gauseandsonjewelers.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3 10Wednesday, November 30, 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. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties 0 0 0 9 O Z P 0009WTF 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank You for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied Sale on all Trojan Batteries 6-V Power Trans only $ 449 6-V T605 only $ 479 8-V T875 only $ 589 12-V T1275 only $ 599 Back Seat only $ 399 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS 2012 Club Car Starting at $ 5,295 Come See Us! 0009XQ4 NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS Now Open on Fridays 0009WD7 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 0009VCG Helping Those In Need The West Marion Business Association is having a hat, gloves and socks drive for the needy in our community. The drive runs through the end of the year. Hats Socks Gloves You can drop off your donations at these locations: FWH & Associates Blue Cross and Blue Shield 7651 S.W. 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 T wenty-four hours ago, I was seated with my family and friends around the Thanksgiving table. Now, I am seated in my chair and cannot move. I wont say I ate too much yesterday. I did, I just wont say it. Why is it on Thanksgiving we give ourselves permission to gorge ourselves to the point of semi-consciousness? The difference between consciousness and semi-consciousness is that with semi-consciousness you feel like you have been run over by a semitruck. Of course, a great thing about Thanksgiving is the fabulous dinner spread, surrounded by family and friends. It is truly a time to give thanks to God for the manifold blessings he has showered on us throughout the year. Although there have been a few drought times during the past year, Gods showers of blessing always came at the right time. Thanksgiving Day is for the diet-challenged person. Nothing is more challenging to me than my diet. And of this in particular I am most grateful for Thanksgiving. It is the one day of the year I can toss caution to the wind (which is the only exercise I get on Thanksgiving) and forget my diet carefully supervised by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. It is not that I take advantage of the situation OK, so I do take advantage of the situation. However, that is the glorious aspect of holidays like Thanksgiving. The person, me in particular, can get away with things that the rest of the year would be impossible. And Im not just thinking of that second piece of pumpkin pie. The second great thing about Thanksgiving is the day after. The business community refers to this day as Black Friday. They mean, of course, it is a day when they turn their ledger from red to black. Whoever invented the shopping frenzy associated with the day after Thanksgiving should be congratulated and offered the Nobel Peace Prize. Black Friday in our home is when my wife and our daughters leave the house early in the morning to spend the entire day shopping and I get the opportunity to black out for the entire day. If I may say so, it is a glorious day of loafing. The feast like we usually have on Thanksgiving Day requires at least one full day of concentrating and allowing the meal to digest, no matter how long it takes. The older I get the longer it takes my digestive system to complete its work. My philosophy is, dont rush the process. Im all for cooperation. I believe this world would get along much better if everybody would just cooperate. I set the example by cooperating with my digestive system for the entire day. I have found the best way to assist my digestive system is to spend the day loafing. And I have managed to bring loafing to a finely developed art. It has taken years for me to get to this point of expertise. Throughout the years, I have developed the finesse associated with total loafing that should be recorded somewhere. My expertise in this area is most remarkable for the simple fact that I only get to practice this one day out of the year. I can assure you that one day is intensely devoted to the strenuous activity of loafing. If you promise not to let this get back to you know who, I do get in an odd day every now and again to practice for this day. Nobody can reach the pinnacle of success I have on this matter without some kind of practice throughout the year. I am completely devoted to my art, as any other artist would be. In case someone gets the wrong idea about all of this, let me assure you that loafing has certain health benefits. Of course, if I am caught practicing my loafing when my wife has instructed me to do some things around the house, it has an adverse effect on my health. The key here is to practice loafing when your wife is out of the house shopping the entire day, which is why Black Friday was invented. It is a proven fact that most of the people in our country today are overworked and totally stressed out by their lives. In spite of all the technology available to us, we are a nation that has forgotten how to rest. Years ago in our country, when we were more Christian than we are today, we set aside Sunday as the day of rest. That has completely gone by the wayside as we became a culture of 24/7 activity. The only solution all our experts have come up with is to pop a pill and keep on going. A friend of mine has a marvelous saying, Either come apart and rest a while, or you will simply come apart. I like that. Jesus said something similar. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV.) We have learned how to feast and our buffet table is loaded with goodies. Perhaps it would be a good time to take some time to rest and let our soul settle and digest the rich blessings of God. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road. He and his wife, Martha, live in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240, or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com Rev. Snyder is host of the weekly radio program, Sunday Joy, heard at 9:30 a.m., on WOCA 1370 AM. After Thanksgiving feasting comes the loafing James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Quail Meadow E very year the Red Hot Fillies of Quail Meadow donate a decorated tree to a facility in Marion County. In the past these trees have been donated to assisted living homes, but this year we decided to present our tree to Helping Hands Foundation. We were overwhelmed with the gratitude shown by the staff and residents of this organization. Can you imagine what it would be like to be out on the street with no food or money, and no place to call home? The joy shown on the faces of the adults and the children made us all feel very grateful that we were able to add a little cheer in their lives. Helping Hands started in 2008 when a 70 year old man was asking customers at an Ocala Burger King for shelter. He was mentally ill and without family or friends. He approached Brad Dinkins seeking a place to stay; Brad put the man in his truck, but was unable to find a motel that would accept him. However, later that night Mr. Dinkins found a vacated apartment nearby. Other concerned citizens joined with Brad in a new effort to help the homeless, and within 6 months they were housing 12 people, and helping rebuild their lives. In May 2009 they began remodeling a 20 bed apartment building to provide housing for the homeless. On July 22, 2009 they legally became a Florida nonprofit corporation, and selected the name Helping Hands Foundation, Inc. Brad Dinkins is the Chairman and Founder of the foundation. Among those assisting Brad are Holly Miley (also known as Mother Hen), Tracy Rains and Pete Whirle. Since the beginning of the organization they have remodeled a home and furnished it for a homeless woman and her daughter, opened Helping Hands Thrift Store in Silver Springs Shores, opened the Treasure Shoppe on Southwest Highway 200, and most recently purchased an eight unit apartment building that is used exclusively for women and children. The goal of Helping Hands is to help people overcome their past and Red Hot Fillies donate decorated tree to Helping Hands Carolyn Slocumb rebuild their lives. For more information on Helping Hands, go to their website: www.helpinghandsocala.org. The Christmas tree this year was designed by Joan Christopher. The theme of the tree was Dickens Christmas Carol. All of the ornaments were handmade by members of the Red Hats. Delivering this tree was a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. Reminder: This Friday is First Friday and since it is December, that means we will be decorating the clubhouse. Come join us at 7 p.m. Holly Miley, Tracy Rains, Joan Christopher, Pat Talley, Marion Gartman, Jackie LaPlante, Pete Whirle. Jackie LaPlante, Pat Talley, Marion Gartman, Joan Christopher, and Maria Mollica with the decorated tree. Read the classifieds

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Thursday, Dec. 8 Palm Cay GOP plans partyOn Dec. 8, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its Christmas party at the Oasis Club. Dinner will be for members and guests and will begin at 7 p.m. Everybody is asked to bring a dish to pass or dessert and the club will be providing the rest of the dinner and beverage. This is always such a joyful time for all of us, please plan to attend. RSVPs are necessary, and notices will be arriving in your mail soon. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.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.Saturday, Dec. 10 Holiday Cookie Walk setFirst Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its annual Holiday Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Enrichment Center, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Members bake and beautifully decorate their favorite holiday cookies -the choices are endless (including sugar-free and gluten-free). New this year -Gingerbread Houses. Decorated bags provided; choose your own cookies; $3.50/dozen or $6.00/2 dozen. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Christmas Program at UCCEnjoy an afternoon of holiday music and story-telling at First Congregational United Church of Christ (7171 S.W. State Road 200); Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m., featuring vocals, duets and instrumentals of traditional Christmas music as well as a sing-a-long of your favorite Christmas carols. Refreshments will be served following the program. All are welcome. 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.Monday, Dec. 19 Retired Nurses to hold 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 for the luncheon is $15. Call Gladys at 352-8610261 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 for reservations before Dec. 15. Ongoing Donations of cars sought First Congregational United Church of Christ is accepting vehicles of all types for donation. Vehicles do not have to be in working condition. All donations are tax-deductible based on book value. Contact David Keith, 352-598-6272 or the church office at 352-237-3035. 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. Patriot Dance Ensemble and FriendsThe College of Central Florida Visual and Performing Arts program will present the Patriot Dance Ensemble and Friends on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The performance will feature the CF Patriot Dance Ensemble, the program's most advanced dancers, as well as students from Belleview High School and West Port High School. The Patriot Dance Ensemble will premier exciting new works based on the forces of our lives, said CF instructor Rebecca Lott. The dancers in this concert are fierce and dancing completely from their hearts with total dedication to the work. The choreography is a collaboration of Lott, her students, Cate Mease Martin from Belleview High School and Jana Tripp from West Port High School. The works are choreographed to musical selections by Philip Glass, Talking Heads, Trent Reznor, Michael Wall, Cecila Bartoli and other artists. For reservations, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu. Regular admission will be $12 for adults and $6 for students. CF student admission is free for all performances with CF ID. To learn about additional student events at CF, visit www.CF.edu.Saturday, Dec. 3 AAUW schedules partyAAUW's 130th anniversary and holiday party will take place on Dec. 3. Dr. Diana Greene, assistant superintendent, will be speaking about changes in education. The luncheon will start at 11:30 at Horse and Hounds Restaurant, 6998 N.W. U.S. Highway 27. Call 352-465-2609 or 352-624-0007 for reservations.Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Historical Novel group meets The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. On Dec. 3, Ben Edney will display and discuss many of the historical dolls from his extensive collection. Some of the dolls date from the 1830s and all are dressed in authentic period costumes. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. For information call Marian Fox 352726-0162. Peripheral Neuropathy support group The next meeting of the Ocala Peripheral Neuropathy support group will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs substation Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. All who are interested in learning about the disease plus those who suffer from it are invited. For information, call Jack at 352-861-1630. 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 information about the concert, call 352-537-0207.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. German American Club dinner dance The German American Club of Marion County will host a Christmas dinner dance on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Marion Oaks Community Center, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per member and $25 per non-member. Formal attire is requested. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes Virginia baked ham with pineapples, slow roasted turkey with gravy, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, herb stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and apple pie. BYOB. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352732-6368. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9 4Wednesday, November 30, 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. 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Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 0009VLR MUSEUM EYECARE Happenings Happenings Read the classifieds Continued from Page 4 More on Page 9 For many people, the holidays mean decorating fever. Whether you put up one strand of lights or are in competition with your neighbors, stringing hundreds of small, colorful lights is part of the season. But, your festive displays dont have to mean higher bills that put a damper on your holiday cheer. Many people get into the spirit of the season by hanging string upon string of lights around their homes. It is the season to be festive, and we encourage people be energy-wise while decorating. A small investment in more efficient lights and timers can add up to more jingle in your pocket. While the blinking lights and illuminated trees are symbols of the season, sometimes we dont realize how much energy those bulbs use. 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By Barb Dedics S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER Under a beautiful blue morning sky, patriotic residents and friends of Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club, gathered at the Memorial Garden to pay tribute to all veteerans of the U.S. Armed Forces on 11/11/11. Larry Fleming, U.S. Army veteran, and Lou Rossi, U.S. Navy veteran retired, co-officiated as Masters of Ceremony. The ceremony began with the presentation of the Colors by the Florida National Guard out of Orlando and St. Augustine followed by the Pledge of Allegiance lead by Fred Heiner, U.S. Marines veteran. The Ocala Palms Color Guard and Flag Folding Detail under the direction of Ron Chrisner, U.S. Marines veteran, performed the Memorial Flag Ceremony. The ceremony included receiving and raising a memorial flag provided by Mrs. Pat Powell, to be displayed in honor of her husband Sam Powell, World War II Navy veteran, and the retiring of the current memorial flag which had been furnished by Mrs. Barbara Owen, in honor of her father, Noel Moffett, World War II army Air Corps veteran. Enrique Pecou, a Purple Heart recipient and Vietnam veteran, described the significance of each fold of the flag. Joe Garitta, U..S Navy veteran retired, paid tribute to the Navy and Coast Guard personnel lost at sea by placing of flowers in the pond below the waterfall. POW John Bradley, U.S. Air Force, was rendered a special "Honor Salute" for his service to this country. The names of deceased Ocala Palms veterans and their Branch of Service were read by John Paulus, U.S. Air Force veteran. After names were read and the Branch of Service identified, Fred Heiner, U.S. Marines veteran, struck the Memorial Bell. Each year, the Florida National Guard chooses a fallen soldier to be recognized and honored. This year Sgt. Robert Allen Wise, a Florida National Guard Fallen Hero, KIA in Iraq on Nov. 12, 2003, was honored with a reading of his bio by John DeJesus, U.S. Army veteran. Under the direction of Elaine Liebegott and Bob Brouillard, music was provided by the Ocala Palms Choir and band students from the First Assembly Christian School and Grace School, all of Ocala. Noel Brouillard and Earlene Carte led the audience in the popular song God Bless the USA. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 30, 2011 5 8Wednesday, November 30, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009TUI 0009V7H Holiday Cookie Walk! Saturday, Dec. 10 10:00 am to 2:00 pm A Variety of Homemade Cookies including sugar-free! $3.50/dozen or $6/two dozen Gingerbread Houses too! 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CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Use a little more sense in how you plan to spend your end-of-the-year holiday dollars. Meanwhile, you continue to gain support for your stand on a workplace issue. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Wearing that big, loving Lions heart of yours on your sleeve leaves it unprotected. Let things develop a little more before you allow your emotions to spill over. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might feel youre not ready to patch up an unraveled relationship. But the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be for all parties to take the first healing step. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your end-of-the-year holiday plans could be disrupted by something out of your control, but stay the course. Ultimately, things will settle back into a normal pace. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your honest approach to a workplace project earns you both respect and credit from those in charge. Meanwhile, that personal problem still needs to be dealt with. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Money could be a little tight this month. This means the usually bargainoblivious Sagittarian should look for ways to save on endofthe-year holidays. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Examine the facts, and you might find that its a wiser move to shift gears and redirect some of your goals before the end of the year. Someone close to you offers good advice. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Be careful that your generosity is not abused. Find out more, both about the special favors you might be asked to grant and who is asking for them. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youve come through a recent rough time in great shape. Congratulations. Now go out and enjoy your well-earned rewards. More good news comes in mid-December. BORN THIS WEEK: You aim for truth, and you usually find it. Your honesty earns you the friendship and respect of others. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7 6Wednesday, November 30, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Does this UF team deserve a bowl game? Be generous this holiday season W e're now inside one month of the Christmas holiday, and we have just passed the maddening Thanksgiving weekend with all the stories of shoppers trampling each other, even using pepper spray, to get what they wanted in the stores for holiday gifts. Many people sit back and read all those stories and wish they could be part of it but their finances won't allow it. Some are struggling to put food on the table, much less video games under the tree, if they have a tree. For many people, it's time to open up the wallets and grab some of those extra toys and help those who can't provide what they want for their families, and especially for the children. We carry stories from time to time of various organizations holding charity drives. The West Marion Business Association is collecting items that will help keep people warm: gloves, hats, etc. The Salvation Army kettles are out in full force with the bells ringing as you enter the various stores, especially the food stores. The Toys for Tots boxes have been distributed through the area, including in the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messengeroffice, where you can drop new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps League to process and distribute for the kids at Christmas. Some businesses usually have angel trees where people can take a name off a tree and buy a gift for that child. There are, of course, many food providers that are helping get people something to eat for the holidays. So no matter what your favorite charity is, do something to help. The folks in Marion County have always been giving and caring, and we should all become a part of that. Christmas is much more gratifying when you know you've made it better for someone you don't even know. All of Marion County's needy thank you in advance for your generosity. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters No new taxes and feesDuring their up-coming 2012 session, our governor and our state legislators are considering a plan to create a state sales tax on purchases made by Florida residents from outofstate companies on the Internet. The new tax is expected to generate some $450 million in income during 2012 and then increase yearly by sizable amounts. They are then preparing to use these new funds to further reduce the corporate income tax on businesses inside Florida. In the 2011 session they reduced these business taxes by some $30 million. Also in the 2011 session, the governor and the legislators made large changes in the membership of the Public Service Commission. The commission has since become a rubber stamp approval agency for our public utilities instead of a monitoring and governing agency. Check your telephone and electric and water and sewer bills for the first three months of this year, compared to your current bills. The small increases in the fees and taxes on these bills that were passed on to us, used to be part of the cost of doing business for these companies. That $450 million in increased state income will come from us, the Florida residents who make Internet purchases. It is an increase in our taxes. All of our states sales taxes are added after the sale. Gov. Scott is a Republican, as are the super majorities in both houses of our legislative branch. Their dedication to the continued wealth and profits of Floridas businesses is obvious. Also obvious is their knowledge on how to keep their campaign chests and slush fund buckets full. Unfortunately, all of their success is coming from an increased cost of living for us, the Florida resident and consumer. The 2012 elections will be a good opportunity to show the Republicans that passing on new taxes and fees to strapped consumers, while giving tax breaks to their profitable friends and donors, can be hazardous to their livelihood. Bill Farthing, OcalaMeyer to Ohio State a travesty With the reporting by all the sports networks that Urban Meyer is going to Ohio State. What a travesty. My first thought is to throw up and then to think Ohio people aren't that stupid. Born and raised in Ohio in the town of Barnesville, Ohio, my great, great, great, great, grand father Levin Barnes founded, it sickens me to have Meyer be associated with Ohio State. I even directed band in the "O" in Ohio/Buckeye Stadium. But let Meyer get to Ohio State and I will no longer support one of the greatest football programs ever. Just think Woody Hays and Jim Tressell, he's not even in their class, wow. People should remember that Meyer won two national championships not with his recruits but those of Ron Zook who was a winning coach at Florida. Meyer feigned illness to leave Florida, but he never would say what his condition might be. He didn't recruit Tim Tebow and when Tebow graduated Florida has been going down hill ever since. Just think of John Brantley one of Meyer's recruits. The news media hypes up a particular coach or derides one of the finest ever, being Joe Paterno, and all at once Meyer has a resume that tops all others but it's on paper only, the type that's black on white and read all overwhich is a joke. Oh well, how long will it take Meyer to claim illiness and have to leave Ohio State. Let's say losing to Michigan, Purdue, Michigan State, Nebrska, Penn State, Illinois and Iowa should do it. Oh yes, lets not forget Northwestern and Minnesota, that should do it. Poor baby. Bill Ford, Ocala 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. 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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 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 0009S2W 0009W0N 0009XGB S itting there Saturday night watching the Florida-FSU football game, I really got tired of hearing the announcers proclaim Florida bowl eligible. Let me ask you: Does this team really deserve to be invited to a bowl game? Is a 6-6 record enough to send a school on a bowl trip? The propaganda coming out of Gainesville is that it will give the Gators much more practice for the young players to get ready for next season. One announcer said It's like having an extra spring practice. Funny, I always thought a bowl invitation was a reward for the players for having a good season. And if the bowl game is to be used as plenty of practice for next year, does that mean that all the Gator seniors are done? Will only underclassmen play the bowl game and practice for the next few weeks, since it's providing extra practice for next year? Will the seniors even make the trip? Who am I kidding? It's all about winning, and it's all about the money nothing else. Forget these lofty proclamations the school won six games, became bowl eligible, and will get an invitation somewhere, probably Jacksonville, because the Gators travel well and the school will get a good payout. And that's all that anyone cares about. The fans will go to the Jim Clark Editor game, the students will hold up fingers proclaiming that they're No. 1. No. 1 belongs to the winner of the national championship game. Unfortunately, it's looking more and more as if that will be either LSU or Alabama, a game I surely don't want to see again. I'm lobbying for Oregon against Houston if they both win their conference titles. I know that won't happen. But the Gators? Let them stay home and root for Billy Donovan's basketball team. A 6-6 record shouldn't qualify a team to go bowling. As for me, I'm a Notre Dame fan you know, the school that fired Charlie Weis. The Irish finished 8-4 and I'm anxious to see what bowl they get to. With that record and a number of close losses, they deserve it. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. More from Ocala Palms Veterans Day Bob Ruddick, Peter Palermo, Tom Fargason. All photos by Barb Dedics Fred and Judy Heiner, Terry Sutton, John Paulus and Ron Chrisner. POW John Bradley, Barbara Owen and Ron Chrisner returning the flag. George Myron and Bob Dolan. 0009TVO

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7 6Wednesday, November 30, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Does this UF team deserve a bowl game? Be generous this holiday season W e're now inside one month of the Christmas holiday, and we have just passed the maddening Thanksgiving weekend with all the stories of shoppers trampling each other, even using pepper spray, to get what they wanted in the stores for holiday gifts. Many people sit back and read all those stories and wish they could be part of it but their finances won't allow it. Some are struggling to put food on the table, much less video games under the tree, if they have a tree. For many people, it's time to open up the wallets and grab some of those extra toys and help those who can't provide what they want for their families, and especially for the children. We carry stories from time to time of various organizations holding charity drives. The West Marion Business Association is collecting items that will help keep people warm: gloves, hats, etc. The Salvation Army kettles are out in full force with the bells ringing as you enter the various stores, especially the food stores. The Toys for Tots boxes have been distributed through the area, including in the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messengeroffice, where you can drop new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps League to process and distribute for the kids at Christmas. Some businesses usually have angel trees where people can take a name off a tree and buy a gift for that child. There are, of course, many food providers that are helping get people something to eat for the holidays. So no matter what your favorite charity is, do something to help. The folks in Marion County have always been giving and caring, and we should all become a part of that. Christmas is much more gratifying when you know you've made it better for someone you don't even know. All of Marion County's needy thank you in advance for your generosity. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters No new taxes and feesDuring their up-coming 2012 session, our governor and our state legislators are considering a plan to create a state sales tax on purchases made by Florida residents from outofstate companies on the Internet. The new tax is expected to generate some $450 million in income during 2012 and then increase yearly by sizable amounts. They are then preparing to use these new funds to further reduce the corporate income tax on businesses inside Florida. In the 2011 session they reduced these business taxes by some $30 million. Also in the 2011 session, the governor and the legislators made large changes in the membership of the Public Service Commission. The commission has since become a rubber stamp approval agency for our public utilities instead of a monitoring and governing agency. Check your telephone and electric and water and sewer bills for the first three months of this year, compared to your current bills. The small increases in the fees and taxes on these bills that were passed on to us, used to be part of the cost of doing business for these companies. That $450 million in increased state income will come from us, the Florida residents who make Internet purchases. It is an increase in our taxes. All of our states sales taxes are added after the sale. Gov. Scott is a Republican, as are the super majorities in both houses of our legislative branch. Their dedication to the continued wealth and profits of Floridas businesses is obvious. Also obvious is their knowledge on how to keep their campaign chests and slush fund buckets full. Unfortunately, all of their success is coming from an increased cost of living for us, the Florida resident and consumer. The 2012 elections will be a good opportunity to show the Republicans that passing on new taxes and fees to strapped consumers, while giving tax breaks to their profitable friends and donors, can be hazardous to their livelihood. Bill Farthing, OcalaMeyer to Ohio State a travesty With the reporting by all the sports networks that Urban Meyer is going to Ohio State. What a travesty. My first thought is to throw up and then to think Ohio people aren't that stupid. Born and raised in Ohio in the town of Barnesville, Ohio, my great, great, great, great, grand father Levin Barnes founded, it sickens me to have Meyer be associated with Ohio State. I even directed band in the "O" in Ohio/Buckeye Stadium. But let Meyer get to Ohio State and I will no longer support one of the greatest football programs ever. Just think Woody Hays and Jim Tressell, he's not even in their class, wow. People should remember that Meyer won two national championships not with his recruits but those of Ron Zook who was a winning coach at Florida. Meyer feigned illness to leave Florida, but he never would say what his condition might be. He didn't recruit Tim Tebow and when Tebow graduated Florida has been going down hill ever since. Just think of John Brantley one of Meyer's recruits. The news media hypes up a particular coach or derides one of the finest ever, being Joe Paterno, and all at once Meyer has a resume that tops all others but it's on paper only, the type that's black on white and read all overwhich is a joke. Oh well, how long will it take Meyer to claim illiness and have to leave Ohio State. Let's say losing to Michigan, Purdue, Michigan State, Nebrska, Penn State, Illinois and Iowa should do it. Oh yes, lets not forget Northwestern and Minnesota, that should do it. Poor baby. Bill Ford, Ocala 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. 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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 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 0009S2W 0009W0N 0009XGB S itting there Saturday night watching the Florida-FSU football game, I really got tired of hearing the announcers proclaim Florida bowl eligible. Let me ask you: Does this team really deserve to be invited to a bowl game? Is a 6-6 record enough to send a school on a bowl trip? The propaganda coming out of Gainesville is that it will give the Gators much more practice for the young players to get ready for next season. One announcer said It's like having an extra spring practice. Funny, I always thought a bowl invitation was a reward for the players for having a good season. And if the bowl game is to be used as plenty of practice for next year, does that mean that all the Gator seniors are done? Will only underclassmen play the bowl game and practice for the next few weeks, since it's providing extra practice for next year? Will the seniors even make the trip? Who am I kidding? It's all about winning, and it's all about the money nothing else. Forget these lofty proclamations the school won six games, became bowl eligible, and will get an invitation somewhere, probably Jacksonville, because the Gators travel well and the school will get a good payout. And that's all that anyone cares about. The fans will go to the Jim Clark Editor game, the students will hold up fingers proclaiming that they're No. 1. No. 1 belongs to the winner of the national championship game. Unfortunately, it's looking more and more as if that will be either LSU or Alabama, a game I surely don't want to see again. I'm lobbying for Oregon against Houston if they both win their conference titles. I know that won't happen. But the Gators? Let them stay home and root for Billy Donovan's basketball team. A 6-6 record shouldn't qualify a team to go bowling. As for me, I'm a Notre Dame fan you know, the school that fired Charlie Weis. The Irish finished 8-4 and I'm anxious to see what bowl they get to. With that record and a number of close losses, they deserve it. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. More from Ocala Palms Veterans Day Bob Ruddick, Peter Palermo, Tom Fargason. All photos by Barb Dedics Fred and Judy Heiner, Terry Sutton, John Paulus and Ron Chrisner. POW John Bradley, Barbara Owen and Ron Chrisner returning the flag. George Myron and Bob Dolan. 0009TVO

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By Barb Dedics S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER Under a beautiful blue morning sky, patriotic residents and friends of Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club, gathered at the Memorial Garden to pay tribute to all veteerans of the U.S. Armed Forces on 11/11/11. Larry Fleming, U.S. Army veteran, and Lou Rossi, U.S. Navy veteran retired, co-officiated as Masters of Ceremony. The ceremony began with the presentation of the Colors by the Florida National Guard out of Orlando and St. Augustine followed by the Pledge of Allegiance lead by Fred Heiner, U.S. Marines veteran. The Ocala Palms Color Guard and Flag Folding Detail under the direction of Ron Chrisner, U.S. Marines veteran, performed the Memorial Flag Ceremony. The ceremony included receiving and raising a memorial flag provided by Mrs. Pat Powell, to be displayed in honor of her husband Sam Powell, World War II Navy veteran, and the retiring of the current memorial flag which had been furnished by Mrs. Barbara Owen, in honor of her father, Noel Moffett, World War II army Air Corps veteran. Enrique Pecou, a Purple Heart recipient and Vietnam veteran, described the significance of each fold of the flag. Joe Garitta, U..S Navy veteran retired, paid tribute to the Navy and Coast Guard personnel lost at sea by placing of flowers in the pond below the waterfall. POW John Bradley, U.S. Air Force, was rendered a special "Honor Salute" for his service to this country. The names of deceased Ocala Palms veterans and their Branch of Service were read by John Paulus, U.S. Air Force veteran. After names were read and the Branch of Service identified, Fred Heiner, U.S. Marines veteran, struck the Memorial Bell. Each year, the Florida National Guard chooses a fallen soldier to be recognized and honored. This year Sgt. Robert Allen Wise, a Florida National Guard Fallen Hero, KIA in Iraq on Nov. 12, 2003, was honored with a reading of his bio by John DeJesus, U.S. Army veteran. Under the direction of Elaine Liebegott and Bob Brouillard, music was provided by the Ocala Palms Choir and band students from the First Assembly Christian School and Grace School, all of Ocala. Noel Brouillard and Earlene Carte led the audience in the popular song God Bless the USA. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 30, 2011 5 8Wednesday, November 30, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0009TUI 0009V7H Holiday Cookie Walk! Saturday, Dec. 10 10:00 am to 2:00 pm A Variety of Homemade Cookies including sugar-free! $3.50/dozen or $6/two dozen Gingerbread Houses too! 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CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Use a little more sense in how you plan to spend your end-of-the-year holiday dollars. Meanwhile, you continue to gain support for your stand on a workplace issue. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Wearing that big, loving Lions heart of yours on your sleeve leaves it unprotected. Let things develop a little more before you allow your emotions to spill over. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might feel youre not ready to patch up an unraveled relationship. But the longer you wait, the more difficult it will be for all parties to take the first healing step. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your end-of-the-year holiday plans could be disrupted by something out of your control, but stay the course. Ultimately, things will settle back into a normal pace. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your honest approach to a workplace project earns you both respect and credit from those in charge. Meanwhile, that personal problem still needs to be dealt with. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Money could be a little tight this month. This means the usually bargainoblivious Sagittarian should look for ways to save on endofthe-year holidays. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Examine the facts, and you might find that its a wiser move to shift gears and redirect some of your goals before the end of the year. Someone close to you offers good advice. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Be careful that your generosity is not abused. Find out more, both about the special favors you might be asked to grant and who is asking for them. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youve come through a recent rough time in great shape. Congratulations. Now go out and enjoy your well-earned rewards. More good news comes in mid-December. BORN THIS WEEK: You aim for truth, and you usually find it. Your honesty earns you the friendship and respect of others. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. 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Thursday, Dec. 8 Palm Cay GOP plans partyOn Dec. 8, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its Christmas party at the Oasis Club. Dinner will be for members and guests and will begin at 7 p.m. Everybody is asked to bring a dish to pass or dessert and the club will be providing the rest of the dinner and beverage. This is always such a joyful time for all of us, please plan to attend. RSVPs are necessary, and notices will be arriving in your mail soon. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.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.Saturday, Dec. 10 Holiday Cookie Walk setFirst Congregational United Church of Christ will hold its annual Holiday Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Enrichment Center, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Members bake and beautifully decorate their favorite holiday cookies -the choices are endless (including sugar-free and gluten-free). New this year -Gingerbread Houses. Decorated bags provided; choose your own cookies; $3.50/dozen or $6.00/2 dozen. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Christmas Program at UCCEnjoy an afternoon of holiday music and story-telling at First Congregational United Church of Christ (7171 S.W. State Road 200); Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m., featuring vocals, duets and instrumentals of traditional Christmas music as well as a sing-a-long of your favorite Christmas carols. Refreshments will be served following the program. All are welcome. 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.Monday, Dec. 19 Retired Nurses to hold 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 for the luncheon is $15. Call Gladys at 352-8610261 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 for reservations before Dec. 15. Ongoing Donations of cars sought First Congregational United Church of Christ is accepting vehicles of all types for donation. Vehicles do not have to be in working condition. All donations are tax-deductible based on book value. Contact David Keith, 352-598-6272 or the church office at 352-237-3035. 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. Patriot Dance Ensemble and FriendsThe College of Central Florida Visual and Performing Arts program will present the Patriot Dance Ensemble and Friends on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The performance will feature the CF Patriot Dance Ensemble, the program's most advanced dancers, as well as students from Belleview High School and West Port High School. The Patriot Dance Ensemble will premier exciting new works based on the forces of our lives, said CF instructor Rebecca Lott. The dancers in this concert are fierce and dancing completely from their hearts with total dedication to the work. The choreography is a collaboration of Lott, her students, Cate Mease Martin from Belleview High School and Jana Tripp from West Port High School. The works are choreographed to musical selections by Philip Glass, Talking Heads, Trent Reznor, Michael Wall, Cecila Bartoli and other artists. For reservations, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu. Regular admission will be $12 for adults and $6 for students. CF student admission is free for all performances with CF ID. To learn about additional student events at CF, visit www.CF.edu.Saturday, Dec. 3 AAUW schedules partyAAUW's 130th anniversary and holiday party will take place on Dec. 3. Dr. Diana Greene, assistant superintendent, will be speaking about changes in education. The luncheon will start at 11:30 at Horse and Hounds Restaurant, 6998 N.W. U.S. Highway 27. Call 352-465-2609 or 352-624-0007 for reservations.Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Historical Novel group meets The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. On Dec. 3, Ben Edney will display and discuss many of the historical dolls from his extensive collection. Some of the dolls date from the 1830s and all are dressed in authentic period costumes. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. For information call Marian Fox 352726-0162. Peripheral Neuropathy support group The next meeting of the Ocala Peripheral Neuropathy support group will be Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs substation Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. All who are interested in learning about the disease plus those who suffer from it are invited. For information, call Jack at 352-861-1630. 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 information about the concert, call 352-537-0207.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. German American Club dinner dance The German American Club of Marion County will host a Christmas dinner dance on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Marion Oaks Community Center, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per member and $25 per non-member. Formal attire is requested. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes Virginia baked ham with pineapples, slow roasted turkey with gravy, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, herb stuffing, cranberries, pumpkin pie and apple pie. BYOB. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352732-6368. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9 4Wednesday, November 30, 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. 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Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 0009VLR MUSEUM EYECARE Happenings Happenings Read the classifieds Continued from Page 4 More on Page 9 For many people, the holidays mean decorating fever. Whether you put up one strand of lights or are in competition with your neighbors, stringing hundreds of small, colorful lights is part of the season. But, your festive displays dont have to mean higher bills that put a damper on your holiday cheer. Many people get into the spirit of the season by hanging string upon string of lights around their homes. It is the season to be festive, and we encourage people be energy-wise while decorating. A small investment in more efficient lights and timers can add up to more jingle in your pocket. While the blinking lights and illuminated trees are symbols of the season, sometimes we dont realize how much energy those bulbs use. Now, take a look at LEDs, (Light Emitting Diodes) and see how you can save energy as well as money, Running 10 strands of these lights would cost less than $6 for the season. Remember the 1989 Christmas Vacation movie? Clark Griswold, the character who lit his house with 25,000 bulbs, would see his electric bill would drop from about $2,200 to $30 if he switched to LED bulbs. LEDs are small light sources that are illuminated by the movement of electrons through a semiconductor material. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of electricity consumed by just one 6-watt incandescent bulb could power 140 LEDs enough to light two 24foot strings. Energy saving for the holidays

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3 10Wednesday, November 30, 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. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties 0 0 0 9 O Z P 0009WTF 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. 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The drive runs through the end of the year. Hats Socks Gloves You can drop off your donations at these locations: FWH & Associates Blue Cross and Blue Shield 7651 S.W. 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 T wenty-four hours ago, I was seated with my family and friends around the Thanksgiving table. Now, I am seated in my chair and cannot move. I wont say I ate too much yesterday. I did, I just wont say it. Why is it on Thanksgiving we give ourselves permission to gorge ourselves to the point of semi-consciousness? The difference between consciousness and semi-consciousness is that with semi-consciousness you feel like you have been run over by a semitruck. Of course, a great thing about Thanksgiving is the fabulous dinner spread, surrounded by family and friends. It is truly a time to give thanks to God for the manifold blessings he has showered on us throughout the year. Although there have been a few drought times during the past year, Gods showers of blessing always came at the right time. Thanksgiving Day is for the diet-challenged person. Nothing is more challenging to me than my diet. And of this in particular I am most grateful for Thanksgiving. It is the one day of the year I can toss caution to the wind (which is the only exercise I get on Thanksgiving) and forget my diet carefully supervised by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. It is not that I take advantage of the situation OK, so I do take advantage of the situation. However, that is the glorious aspect of holidays like Thanksgiving. The person, me in particular, can get away with things that the rest of the year would be impossible. And Im not just thinking of that second piece of pumpkin pie. The second great thing about Thanksgiving is the day after. The business community refers to this day as Black Friday. They mean, of course, it is a day when they turn their ledger from red to black. Whoever invented the shopping frenzy associated with the day after Thanksgiving should be congratulated and offered the Nobel Peace Prize. Black Friday in our home is when my wife and our daughters leave the house early in the morning to spend the entire day shopping and I get the opportunity to black out for the entire day. If I may say so, it is a glorious day of loafing. The feast like we usually have on Thanksgiving Day requires at least one full day of concentrating and allowing the meal to digest, no matter how long it takes. The older I get the longer it takes my digestive system to complete its work. My philosophy is, dont rush the process. Im all for cooperation. I believe this world would get along much better if everybody would just cooperate. I set the example by cooperating with my digestive system for the entire day. I have found the best way to assist my digestive system is to spend the day loafing. And I have managed to bring loafing to a finely developed art. It has taken years for me to get to this point of expertise. Throughout the years, I have developed the finesse associated with total loafing that should be recorded somewhere. My expertise in this area is most remarkable for the simple fact that I only get to practice this one day out of the year. I can assure you that one day is intensely devoted to the strenuous activity of loafing. If you promise not to let this get back to you know who, I do get in an odd day every now and again to practice for this day. Nobody can reach the pinnacle of success I have on this matter without some kind of practice throughout the year. I am completely devoted to my art, as any other artist would be. In case someone gets the wrong idea about all of this, let me assure you that loafing has certain health benefits. Of course, if I am caught practicing my loafing when my wife has instructed me to do some things around the house, it has an adverse effect on my health. The key here is to practice loafing when your wife is out of the house shopping the entire day, which is why Black Friday was invented. It is a proven fact that most of the people in our country today are overworked and totally stressed out by their lives. In spite of all the technology available to us, we are a nation that has forgotten how to rest. Years ago in our country, when we were more Christian than we are today, we set aside Sunday as the day of rest. That has completely gone by the wayside as we became a culture of 24/7 activity. The only solution all our experts have come up with is to pop a pill and keep on going. A friend of mine has a marvelous saying, Either come apart and rest a while, or you will simply come apart. I like that. Jesus said something similar. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV.) We have learned how to feast and our buffet table is loaded with goodies. Perhaps it would be a good time to take some time to rest and let our soul settle and digest the rich blessings of God. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road. He and his wife, Martha, live in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240, or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com Rev. Snyder is host of the weekly radio program, Sunday Joy, heard at 9:30 a.m., on WOCA 1370 AM. After Thanksgiving feasting comes the loafing James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Quail Meadow E very year the Red Hot Fillies of Quail Meadow donate a decorated tree to a facility in Marion County. In the past these trees have been donated to assisted living homes, but this year we decided to present our tree to Helping Hands Foundation. We were overwhelmed with the gratitude shown by the staff and residents of this organization. Can you imagine what it would be like to be out on the street with no food or money, and no place to call home? The joy shown on the faces of the adults and the children made us all feel very grateful that we were able to add a little cheer in their lives. Helping Hands started in 2008 when a 70 year old man was asking customers at an Ocala Burger King for shelter. He was mentally ill and without family or friends. He approached Brad Dinkins seeking a place to stay; Brad put the man in his truck, but was unable to find a motel that would accept him. However, later that night Mr. Dinkins found a vacated apartment nearby. Other concerned citizens joined with Brad in a new effort to help the homeless, and within 6 months they were housing 12 people, and helping rebuild their lives. In May 2009 they began remodeling a 20 bed apartment building to provide housing for the homeless. On July 22, 2009 they legally became a Florida nonprofit corporation, and selected the name Helping Hands Foundation, Inc. Brad Dinkins is the Chairman and Founder of the foundation. Among those assisting Brad are Holly Miley (also known as Mother Hen), Tracy Rains and Pete Whirle. Since the beginning of the organization they have remodeled a home and furnished it for a homeless woman and her daughter, opened Helping Hands Thrift Store in Silver Springs Shores, opened the Treasure Shoppe on Southwest Highway 200, and most recently purchased an eight unit apartment building that is used exclusively for women and children. The goal of Helping Hands is to help people overcome their past and Red Hot Fillies donate decorated tree to Helping Hands Carolyn Slocumb rebuild their lives. For more information on Helping Hands, go to their website: www.helpinghandsocala.org. The Christmas tree this year was designed by Joan Christopher. The theme of the tree was Dickens Christmas Carol. All of the ornaments were handmade by members of the Red Hats. Delivering this tree was a wonderful way to begin the holiday season. Reminder: This Friday is First Friday and since it is December, that means we will be decorating the clubhouse. Come join us at 7 p.m. Holly Miley, Tracy Rains, Joan Christopher, Pat Talley, Marion Gartman, Jackie LaPlante, Pete Whirle. Jackie LaPlante, Pat Talley, Marion Gartman, Joan Christopher, and Maria Mollica with the decorated tree. Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11 2Wednesday, November 30, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 9 W A 0 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 T hose of us who attended the early Thanksgiving celebration at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse on Saturday, Nov. 19, agreed that we all have so many blessings to be thankful for that the list could go on and on. Paula LeBlanc gave a prayer of thanksgiving that added a beautiful reflection toward all the many things for which we can be grateful not only this time of year but year round. The feast was presented by the Social Activities Committee made up of Jean Chapman, Sandy Ford, Loretta Zang, and Toni Belcher. Many others were thanked for their help in the decorations and presentation of the food. Turkey and ham were the main dishes which were accompanied by the pot luck contributions of those attending. As usual, there was so much food to enjoy that the tables were overflowing. Many people enjoyed the event; however, one table caught my eye in particular. Celebrating their first Thanksgiving in our neighborhood, the Leslie family showed the real spirit of the season with a family gathering with grandchildren and friends and neighbors. The accompanying photo shows just how much fun the group was having and it was contagious. Another special note for our community was the fact that Fran and Ed Glenney were back home after some 15 months of Thanksgiving celebration held early at Fairfield Village Embodying the spirit of the Thanksgiving Season, is the Leslie family celebration. From the left are Carolyn and Ben Allen; Steven and Sandy Leslie with their grandchildren, Zachery and Corrin; along with their special friend, Ginie Luchs. being away to help to care for their daughter, Jody, who has been battling bone cancer. The truly wonderful news is that Jody is much improved and is now in physical therapy. Another family, Stan and Shelia Cohen, have been helping in the care of their daughter who has also been ill. The latest news is that she is improving and everyone is certainly praying for her complete recovery as well. The Cohens are known for their work with foster children in Marion County and this year is no exception. Those who would like to help these children can contact the Cohens to help them as they pass their love on to so many deserving children. See FAIRFIELD Page 12 Priscilla Geissal 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 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 Sporting Goods Christmas Gift Cert. Concealed Weapons Lic., FL/Non FL. Res. Ok Jay @ (352) 687-8265 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 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. 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. Paying up to$25,000 Any make, Any model. Call A.J. (813) 335-3794 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Dec. 4, 2011 1-800-438-8559 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 0009XUQ Our certified gemologists, master watchmakers and goldsmiths, diamond experts, appraisal experts, and registered jewelers are here to help you find the perfect gift! Custom Jewelry Work and Repair Pearl Restringing Swiss Watch Repair Center Appraisals Downtown Ocala 352-732-8844 Paddock Mall 352-237-1188 www.gauseandsonjewelers.com

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Quail Meadow......3 Ocala Palms........5 Rev. Snyder........10 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 36 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER30, 2011 Happenings Pages 4, 9 Puzzles Page 8 12Wednesday, November 30, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. New $ 4 49 0009W86 Limit 2 Exp. 12/9/11 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 1 SIDE 3-Piece WING SNACK WITH BISCUIT $ 3 49 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 12/9/11 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 12/9/11 Limit 2 Exp. 12/9/11 $ 4 49 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-8 0009Y3C Monday Pizza Special 18 Cheese $7.95 Daily Specials 11am-3pm Sr. Specials 3-5pm ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Prime Rib & 2 Sides $ 14 00 SATURDAY 2 FOR $22.00 Lobster & 2 Sides FRIDAY $ 11 95 1 LB. $ 16 95 1 1 2 LB. Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings 711186WEST MARIONMESSENGER 0009XWL Toys for Tots startsThe annual Marine Corps League Toys for Tots drive has started throughout the western area of Marion County. The South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger office is a dropoff point. Those wishing to donate may bring a new, unwrapped toy to the office, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, during regular business hours. The Citizen and Messenger office will not accept cash donations. Pursuant to Section 381, Florida Statues and Chapter 64D-3, Florida Administrative Code, the Marion County Health Department Director has issued a rabies alert for a location the county. The area is centered on Northwest 150th Avenue, north of approximately the 9700 block all the way to County Road 326. All citizens, especially the ones within the area, are asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in this county. The alert is in response to a positive laboratory result from a horse. The rabies alert commenced on the day of the incident, which was Nov. 20. Residents in the area are advised to: Avoid contact with free roaming domestic or any wild animals. Not leave pet food outside and secure outside garbage in covered containers to avoid attracting wild animals. Contact your veterinarian to make sure dog(s), cat(s) or ferret(s) have current rabies vaccination. Law enforcement and animal control officials are requested to assist in enforcement of the following requirements: All dogs, cats and captive wild mammals shall be confined to their owners premises. Confinement shall be by fence, cage, on a leash under control of a responsible person, or inside the living quarters or related building. All dogs and cats roaming at large will be impounded and may be released to their owners upon payment of any fee(s) assessed by Marion County Animal Services. No dogs or cats will be released from the Animal Shelter except to the owner upon proof of current vaccination issued by a licensed veterinarian. This alert ends in 60 days unless another incident occurs within the alert area. Please contact a local veterinarian for questions regarding the health of an animal. Rabies alert issued for northwest area The Marion County School Board unanimously voted to keep its current chair and vice-chair leadership for the next year at a reorganizational meeting last week. Judi Zanetti (District 1) continues as the board chair. Shes also served as vice-chair. Voters first elected Zanetti to the School Board in 2004 then re-elected her for a second four-year term in 2008. She recently decided not to run for re-election next year. Zanetti is a kindergarten teacher on leave from the classroom who joined the district in 1990 as an elementary teacher. Her bachelors degree in Elementary Education comes from the University of Central Florida. She is married and has two children in local public schools. As board chair, Zanetti will lead twice-monthly School Board meetings and year-round work sessions and serve on various leadership boards throughout the community. Ron Crawford (District 5), now serving his fourth consecutive term on the Marion County School Board, reprises his role as vice-chairman. He previously served as both chair and vice-chair. Crawford joined the board in 1998 and has been re-elected by voters three times. His bachelors degree comes from the University of South Florida, and he has over 25 years of experience in the private business world. Other members of the Marion County School Board include Angie Boynton (District 4), Bobby James (District 3), and Jackie Porter (District 2). With Boynton absent from the meeting, the remaining four board members also approved the same meeting schedule as in years past holding board meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays monthly at 5:30 p.m. at 512 S.E. Third St. in Ocala. Zanetti, Crawford to lead School Board PHOTO BY BARB DEDICSOcala Palms veterans Andy Pietrzyk, Fred Heiner and Larry Fleming took part in the Ocala Palms Veterans Day event recently. More photos, Pages 5 and 7. AARP driving classes setAARP Driver Safety Classes are scheduled for four locations in Marion County during the month of December. These locations include: December 1 & 2 beginning at 8 a.m., Oak Run Community Orchid Club Card Room. Reservations made to: Joe Briggs at 352-237-2971. December 6 & 7 beginning at 1 p.m., Sullivan Cadillac, 4040 S.W. College Road. Reservations made to: Frank Stroothoff at 352-368-6695. December 8 & 9 beginning at 8 a.m., Sheriffs Dist. Office, 9048 Highway 200. Reservations made to:Joe Briggs at 352-237-2971. December 12 & 13 beginning at 8 a.m., On Top of The World Circle Square Commons #4. Reservations made to: Ed Hobbs at 352-8543699. Safe driving is one of the most effective and easiest ways you can protect youre health. Make sure that youre taking the right precautions to minimize your driving risks and to protect yourself and your loved ones. The AARP Driver Safety Class was offered at a record number of 16 locations in Marion County during the month of November. A team of some 20 highly qualified volunteer instructors will be providing this service in the new year of 2012. Those wanting to take advantage of this opportunity can call the individual instructor or the national toll free number 1-888-227-7669, to register. Any individual can take this class. The only cost is to cover books and related material. A check made out to AARP Driver Safety Program in the amount of $14 is paid at class time. ( AARP members only pay $12 per person. ) Only 25 seats are available in each class. Problems with construction of new bridge detailed to county In an informational packet prepared for distribution to the Marion County Commission, problems associated with the new flyover being constructed were detailed. The flyover, or overpass, will connect the 31st Street Extension on the east side of Interstate 75 to the west side, going on 40th Avenue to State Road 200. It eventually will be part of a western bypass. According to the report: Work started with utility relocations on the west side of I-75 behind Berkshire Plaza, which has since been completed. Work on the east side of I-75 has included the installation of water and sewer line extensions for the City of Ocala. There were two change orders, both are the responsibility of the city. Bridge pile installation on the east side began with the driving of a test pile which broke during installation. This circumstance resulted in changes by FDOT and a replacement test pile was then successfully driven. Of the remaining 19 piles driven on the east side, two more broke during installation and one was driven short which requires a splice. Work to replace the two broken piles will take place at a later date. The short pile needed to be over driven to meet refusal. Breaking of bridge piles is not a typical occurrence ... Cost for the 3 replacement piles at this time will be the responsibility of the Contractor. Read the classifieds FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 2 There was so much food at FFV's celebration to enjoy that there were 8 serving tables with all kinds of delicious food to choose from. Fran Glenney prepares to serve her delicious Apple Crisp that was a favorite with those attending the FFV Thanksgiving "Pot Luck" Dinner.. Though Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, it is also a time for looking ahead to all the many wonderful prospects for our lives and for the lives of our families. We, in Fairfield Village, pray that the coming months and year will bring a break in the economic misfortunes that have faced so many Americans. Along with this hope is our prayer that our military and service men and women will find the coming year one where there will be less hostility. Perhaps, within our lifetime, we will be blessed to see a time when there is progress being made toward an acceptance of the right of all people to live in peace with the hope of a positive future. With that hope in mind, we in Fairfield Village look ahead to the holiday season with joys that are abundant for all our families and friends. Here in FFV, we plan to demonstrate daily that we are truly a lively place filled with lovely people. Gift-wrap volunteers being soughtThe Marion County Children's Alliance Family Violence Prevention Workgroup is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts in the Paddock Mall from Nov. 28 through Dec. 24 during mall hours. Volunteers must be 18 years or older or have experience in gift wrapping. The gift wrap station is located next to the "As Seen On TV" store. Proceeds benefit victims of domestic violence. For information, go to www.breakthesilenceonviolence.org. To sign up, call 352-438-5990 or e-mail monica@breakthesilenceonviolence.org. 0009Y5S Grand Opening CHINESE FOOD NEW YORK STYLE Eat-In & Take Out Restaurant 2775 NW 49th Ave., Suite 203, Ocala, FL (352) 369-1688 Fax (352) 369-1689 OPEN DAILY: Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am-11 pm Sun. 11:30 am-10 pm COUPON COUPON COUPON WITH COUPON. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. EXPIRES 12/11/11 10% OFF PURCHASE FREE WONTON SOUP OR 2 CANS SODA With $25 Purchase FREE CRAB RANGOON OR 2 LITER PEPSI With $30 Purchase CALL AHEAD TO ORDER LUNCH SPECIAL 11AM-3PM 1 Entre $ 5 25 With Fried Rice & Soda DINNER SPECIAL 1 Entre $ 7 65 With Fried Rice & Soda WITH COUPON. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. EXPIRES 12/11/11 WITH COUPON. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. EXPIRES 12/11/11