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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 12-14-2011
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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Quail Meadow......3 Fairfield Village..5 Rev. Snyder........10 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 38 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, December 14, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000A1J5 Everyone loves a parade PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThousands gathered along Silver Springs Boulevard Saturday night for the annual Ocala Christmas Parade. Shown above is the crow d at 25th Avenue, the starting point. As early as 4:30, one hour before the start, one little girl was heard to say, Hurry up, S anta. She had a long wait. Part of the fun of a parade is the anticipation. These children gathered early to wait for the line of march to approach them. At the left, Bode Wigginton, 4, and Kylie MacLean, 3, enjoy some food while waiting on the 25th Avenue curb. At the right, a bundled-up Lorrialee Clay, 4, gives the thumbs-up sign as the parade is about to start. By BOB WOODS The day was Dec. 7. The occasion was the 20th anniversary of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch/Unit 186 who sponsored a Remembrance Day luncheon honoring Pearl Harbor survivors. The place was Stumpknockers restaurant on State Road 200 at the Marion/Citrus County line. The luncheon is to honor all military and civilian personnel who were at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. A solemn Two-Bell ceremony was performed by members of the branch honoring all those departed shipmates who are now serving on the Staff of the Supreme Commander. Each survivor was presented by Inverness Mayor Bob Plaisted a beautiful plaque commemorating the occasion. A delicious meal was served to all those in attendance by invitation. Upon the conclusion of the meal, each survivor was given a knife to start the desert portion of the meal by cutting into a cake baked in their honor One must remember that these survivors are in the late 80s if not their 90s. A serviceman entering the service at 18 years of age would have been at this ceremony 70 years later after the attack by Japanese forces on Pearl Harbor 88 years of age. Each year the number of survivors dwindles. The attack put the United States into World War II and the WW II veterans have been classified as members of the Greatest Generation. Luncheon held to honor remaining Pearl Harbor survivors Pearl Harbor survivors are shown at Stumpknockers on Dec. 7. Marion County Animal Services staff worked late into last Wednesday night to take custody of 28 dogs and 18 cats that were living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. The animals lived in a Citra-area single-wide mobile home (16552 N.E. 45th Court) with their owners: Denise Decker, 44, Norman Lock, 45, and Maydine Baldwin. After receiving a tip about animals in poor condition at that location, animal control officers responded and observed several dogs with significant hair loss outside the home. The owners granted the officers permission to enter the home after a Marion County Sheriffs Office deputy arrived. Once inside, officers found fecal matter and urine saturating the floors and furniture. According to Dr. Martha Zimmerman, DVM, Animal Services staff veterinarian, most of the dogs are suffering from sarcoptic mange, hookworms, hair loss and heavy flea infestation, most likely from their living conditions and poor air quality. The cats have ear mites, as well as skin and respiratory issues. The dogs include toy fox terriers, Chihuahuas and Parson Russell terriers that range in age from 1 day to 4 years, in addition to a 10-year-old German shepherd mix. The cats include domestic short hair and Siamese mixes and range in age from 5 weeks to 2 years. The animals are now housed at the Marion County Animal Center, where staff is providing medical and nutritional care. The county plans to file a petition for custody of the animals. Dogs, cats rescued from unsafe conditions

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 14, 2011 11 2Wednesday, December 14, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 000A1DE Christmas Gift BOOK SALE Dec. 19 thru Dec. 21 10am to 4pm The Friends Book Store (352) 438-2520 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, Fl 34431 Inside Dunnellon Library ~ Behind Sweet Bay All Hard Cover/All Categories 50 All Paper Backs 50 each or 3/$1 Bag of Books $3 (our bag) 0009TUI RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! 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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Trades/ Skills ChronicleNight Packaging Supervisor Crystal River, Florida Citrus Publishing Inc. has an opening for the position of Night Shift Packaging Supervisor to manage all aspects of the packaging department on the night shift. The position is responsible for deadline compliance, quality assurance, safety, training and time management. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum two years supervisory experience in the printing industry. Minimum five years experience working in print publishing. Must possess effective written and verbal communication. Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment. Announcements ATTENTION SLEEP APNEA SUFFERERS With Medicare. get FREE CPAP Replacement Supplies at NO COST, plus FREE home delivery! Best of all, prevent red skin sores and bacterial infection! 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Call 1-88-302-1512 www.howtoworkfromhome.com Furniture Mattress & Boxspring Twin, excel. cond. 3 yrs. old (352) 414-5424 General Christmas lights for home & tree, used once, most new in box Handmade birdhouse ornaments-very unique 352-671-7457 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Wanted to Buy Ca$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 Real Estate For Rent AVAILABLE NOW 2-4 Bedroom Homes. Take over payments No Money Down No Credit Check Call Now! 1-888-270-0372 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! 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 Vehicles Wanted JUNK CARS COMPLETE JUNK CARS AND TRUCKS PAYING FROM $200 AND UP !!!DEPENDING ON MAKE MODEL& YEAR. NO TITLE NEEDED. FREE TOWING. SAME DAYREMOVALOPEN 7 DAYS AWEEK CALL TODAYFOR AFREE QUOTE. WE PAYTHE MOST (352)301-8888 Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!How To Make Your Car Disappear... CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403www.westmarionmessenger.com Somebody else wants it! Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? Stone Creek T hey say, "It is better to give than receive." The residents of Stone Creek certainly follow that statement. The Stone Creek Community has been busy giving to others during this holiday season and all year long. The Pinebook Neighborhood collected 40 pairs of pajamas and 35 books for the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County in partnership with United Way of Marion County. This event was coordinated by Peggy and Dick Thomas. The Crafts of the Mind Book Club collected 26 pairs of pajamas and 82 pairs of socks for the Alpha House. Carol Wilkes, president of the Crafts of the Mind Book Club thanks the many members for their generosity. The Garden Club is sponsoring the "Help a Senior" program for the third year. They gave 120 gifts to seniors in various assisted living facilities chosen by Home Instead Senior Care. This is the third year that the Garden Club has responded to the call for gifts to seniors. The event was coordinated by Linda Fiorella and it has been a huge success. The Garden Club also collects food each month for the Brothers' Keeper Soup Kitchen. The Veterans are once again collecting Toys for Tots. The event is speared headed by Steve Farrell and Joe Byrne. Boxes of Toys for Tots have been filled with toys from books, stuffed animals, dolls, games and bikes. The collection continues until December 18th. Steve and Joe have made many trips to deliver the many toys collected from the residents of Stone Creek so The gift of giving Patricia Gizzi Please see CREEK Page 6 Jim Samuelson, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, Connie Drake, president of the Garden Club and Linda Fiorella.

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Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties Quail Meadow T he Clubhouse has been a busy place lately. The First Friday gathering was spent decorating the Clubhouse for the holiday season. Thanks to the efforts of Dave Yoders, all the tree lights are working. Decorations on the tables, candles in the windows, and the tree, make the room look like Christmas. Just as the work was reaching completion we were surprised by a visit from Santa (aka Earle Talley). He even had candy canes for everyone. The annual meetings for both the QMPOA and QMRPOA were held last week. Brooke Hamlin and Betty Levine were elected to the QMPOA Board of Directors. At this meeting it was also announced that Kay Levine had been appointed to the board to fill a position vacated by the resignation of a member. Lunch was also served at this meeting with the sweet potato pies provided by Dorothy Henry. At the QMRPOA meeting, also last week, Benny Bachand and Jim Carlson were elected to the Board of Directors. Santa made another surprise visit at the end of the QMRPOA meeting. Lets all let both boards know that we are giving them our support. We want to thank everyone for the great support shown by providing items for the Interfaith collection box in the Clubhouse. Lets not forget those less fortunate who need our help. Interfaith provides food, clothing, medical needs, etc. for those in need. The collection box is by the fireplace in the clubhouse. Once again we have some couples celebrating special wedding anniversaries. This month Jack and Margene Sheidler celebrate 66 years of marriage and Sonny and Terry Muckey have their Golden Anniversary. Do you have about 30 minutes each month to help with the QM Reporter? This is the length of time it takes to deliver a few of the papers each month. If you can help with this project please contact Kathy Voss. Welcome to all new residents several new families moved into QM last month. We hope you will join us for the community activities. If you want to get into the Christmas Spirit drive over to the Talleys and enjoy the magnificent light and music display. Santa Earle really outdid himself this year, Quail Meadow becomes a busy place Carolyn Slocumb Santa aka Earle Talley giving out candy canes at Quail Meadow. The Clubhouse Christmas tree. Rev. James Snyder The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage had commandeered the Christmas decorating operation for yet another year. I am not quite sure how she remembers when to start all of this, because the thought had not entered my mind. Here it is Christmas and I am about as prepared for Christmas this year as I was last year. One of the great things about my wife is that she keeps all of these holidays in order and on time. I am still reeling from my Thanksgiving Day turkey indulgence. Once again, our home is in decorating mode. My great contribution to the Christmas holiday decorating plan is to keep out of my wifes way. One year I tried to help her and lets just say we will not repeat that again. I just have no decorating expertise at all. I cannot tell the difference between a wrapping bow and a Christmas tree bulb. Before I could get out of the way of the decorating frenzy in our home, I ran across something in the back of a box. How it got there, I have no way of knowing. How I got up this morning, I have no way of knowing either. However, there was a photo album from when I was young. I want to stress the fact that there was a time when I was a young person. We will not discuss how long ago that was, but just know that there was a time in my illustrious career when I was a young person. I opened up the album and saw all of those photographs from when I was a young person. The photograph that really caught my attention was one taken before I was 1 year old. I had forgotten this photo. Of course, I have no recollection of when that photo was taken. I was about 9 months old and I was occupied with the rascal who confiscated my bottle. I had simple concerns at that time. I was not worried about world affairs, politics or the economy. As long as I knew where my next bottle was coming from, I was a happy camper in a diaper. I miss those days of naivety. I am looking forward someday returning to that state of mind. I delighted looking at all of those pictures of whats was supposed to be me when I was very young. Then I found a picture I had completely forgotten about. It is valuable at times to go back and relive the past. I know you cannot really relive the past, but you can look at the past and see how far you have come. Photographs are a marvelous way of reliving the past. These were the old black and white photographs, so you know how long ago that was. The photo that really caught my attention was when I was very young. I believe this is the first photo ever taken of me. It was in the year of our Lord 1951 and I was nine months old. Looking at that picture I had to admit to myself that I really was a cute little guy. It was a black-andwhite photo but my mother had carefully colored it with crayons. She did a marvelous job but then she had a great piece of work to begin with, if I say so myself. The important thing about this photo was it was a picture of me, but it was also a picture of the winner of the cutest baby award in our community in 1951. I had won a beauty award when barely 9 months old. How many people can boast about that? I really do not know any of the details of that beauty contest. After all, every 9month-old baby is cute. I really do not think I was the cutest baby but then again I won the title and I have the picture in my hand. Unfortunately my beauty career peaked then and it has been on a downward slide ever since. I have the skid marks to prove it. After looking at that picture for a while, went into the bathroom and looked into the mirror. What a shock. I could not see any resemblance in the mirror to anything in the picture. It would be a stretch for anybody to say that the two pictures were of the same person. The verse of Scripture that has encouraged me throughout my life has been Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV), Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Life is full of ups and downs, gains and losses but in the end, those who trust Christ are marvelously guided throughout life and enjoy life of blessing to the Lord. Whatever happened to cute?

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Wednesday, Dec. 14 Bingo at the Moose Bingo at the Moose, open to the public, on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Big winnings are possible. Variety of lunch specialties. Join us for fun and friendship while supporting the lodge and it's charitable endeavors. Located just one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run, 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Thursday, Dec. 15 Red Tail chapter to meetThe December meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This is our annual food drive in conjunction with Marion County Vets Helping Vets. Please bring your donation of non-perishable food to this meeting. Any questions call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328 Mandatory orientation United Way meeting United Way of Marion County invites 501 (3) nonprofit human social service agencies serving Marion County, to apply for a two-year funding cycle that goes from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014. Applications will be available on-line beginning on Monday, Dec. 12 at www.uwmc.org. Organizations interested in applying must attend the mandatory orientation session taking place on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the United Way of Marion Countys Bonnie Health Community Room, at 1401 N.E. 2nd St., Ocala. Currently, United Way of Marion County partners with 21 local programs that assist in supporting the needs of the residents of Marion County. Due to limited seating RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP to Barbara Bombara at bbombara@uwmc.org or at 7329696 ext. 204. 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.Masonic High Twelve installationThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Please note the earlier date due to the Christmas holiday. Please plan to attend for this will be the installation of officers. Following the installation we will enjoy the always delicious buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required and can be obtained by calling Bob Brady at 352-854 9612. Sunday, Dec. 18 Fellowship Baptist Christmas programJoin us for our Christmas program at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. This years program, A Crown For A Cross, will feature the entire Worship Production Team, including our choir, Youth and children. Admission is free and all are welcome! Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 10500 N. U.S. Highway 27, just 7-1/2 miles west of I-75 on Highway 27 at the junction of 464B (across from the BP station). Please call 352-629-5379 for more information. Monday, Dec. 19 L egion Post to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Dec.19 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 14, 2011 9 4Wednesday, December 14, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 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 000A0UM 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 satisfiedSale on all Trojan Batteries 6-V Power Trans only $ 449 6-V T605 only $ 489 8-V T875 only $ 599 12-V T1275 only $ 609 Back Seat only $ 399 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS 2012 Club Car Starting at $ 5,295 End of Y ear Sale Clearance Event Come See Us! We Buy Golf Carts! Free Pick-up within 10 miles ARIES (March 21 to April 19) I know, dear Lamb, that you dont like anyone trying to take charge of one of your projects, but try to be a bit more flexible. A new idea could help hasten a positive result. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Im sure, like the timethrifty Taurus that you are, that youve done much of your holiday shopping. But dont relax yet. Wrap those gifts now to save yourself lots of unwanted pressure. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be receptive when a family member or friend asks to confide in you. Your positive reaction could ensure that he or she will have a happy holiday experience. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont be rushed into wrapping up that workplace problem. Consider leaving it until after the holidays. This way youll have the facts you need to reach the right resolution. L EO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youll get news that will make you glow brighter than the lights of the holiday season. Be sure to use what you learn both carefully and kindly, to avoid giving the wrong impression. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) That frayed relationship could be mended in time for the holidays if you were more flexible. Give a little, and you could get back a lot more than you imagined. L IBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Things might not seem to be settling down as quickly as you would prefer. But it might be just a little holiday time flutter. Youll soon get news that will lead to more stability. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Stop getting so involved in everyones personal problems that you lose precious time with loved ones. Remember, even the Supreme Court closes for the holidays. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) All signs point to a bright holiday, with all of those pesky problems finally resolved in your favor. Share the good times with people you love and, of course, who love you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your plans should not be set in stone and cemented over. Leave some openings in case you need to make changes. Spend the holidays with your nearest and dearest. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Surprise! This holiday finds you on the receiving end of the generosity of those who are usually the recipients of so much that you give so freely and lovingly. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) That piece of good news assures that youll be swimming in clearer, calmer waters this holiday season. There might be a storm or two ahead, but youll weather it all in fine style. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a flair for seeing things as youd like them to be, as well as a gift for turning your perceptions into reality. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 14, 2011 5 8Wednesday, December 14, 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 L ast week we carried a story from our parent newspaper, the Citrus County Chronicle, about how Citrus County wanted to develop Port Citrus. It had a statement in there that Marion County was setting up an inland port. That sent me scrambling for a map of Marion County. Was there a river I didn't know about? I didn't think the Oklawaha or Withlacoochee were available for shipping. The unfinished Barge Canal doesn't produce traffic in our county. Not finding any, I went to the Internet to a dictionary Website. I'm always glad to learn something. Maybe there was a definition I didn't know about. Here were the definitions of port that I found: 1. place where ships load or unload 2. harbor 3. the left side of a vessel, facing forward 4. sweet, dark red wine 5. opening in a ship's side 6.data connection in a computer to which a peripheral device can be attached. There is a use of inland port that says an inland site that serves some of the functions of a port on the water. So they were right. To have a port, you don't have to have water. But I don't think that's what most people think of when they think of a port. Government language, such as an inland port, is not always shared by the general public. My interest was now piqued. I did a little more research in the Chronicle. Port Citrus, it seems, has water. There was a story in which a county commissioner talked about the Barge Canal coming in off the Gulf. They've evidently already got barge traffic. After all, Port Citrus has a lot of water it's called the Gulf of Mexico. Dont you need water to have a port? Legislation could hurt sales of manufactured homes U nlike the owners of sitebuilt housing, many owners of manufactured homes rent the land on which their homes sit. Current Florida law as contained in Florida Statute 723 prohibits the owner of a manufactured home park from raising the rent on a lot or amending access to amenities solely on the basis of a change in ownership of a home. This means the purchaser of an existing manufactured home knows the cost of rent and terms of access to amenities for the length of the original purchasers rental agreement, which under current law, the new owner can assume. However, changes in state law as proposed in House Bill 271 and Senate Bill 386 would amend the language of current law and allow the owner of a manufactured home community to raise rent or make other changes when an owner sells their home. Tenants of manufactured home communities are concerned if passed, these bills would lead to uncertainty on the part of potential purchasers and would make sale of a manufactured home more difficult. We believe their concerns are valid. While we generally believe owners of property should have considerable latitude in how they use their property, this seems like a situation where protections are necessary for those who rent the land on which their homes sit. People who purchase manufactured homes often make the purchase decision based on the cost of the housing unit and cost of living in the community. State law already allows the owner of a park to raise rents in the entire park with proper notification, but it also provides protection for individual home buyers. We believe this is an unnecessary change in law that has the potential of benefiting owners of manufactured home parks at the expense of owners of the homes, and urge the bills be defeated in the legislature. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column A nation in search of a New NationalismBy JIM FLYNN S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER L ast week President Obama made a political speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, explaining why his economic policies are best for the nation. He was trolling for middle-class votes in Republican territory by channeling the memory of one of our greatest presidents Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Obama said income inequality is the defining issue of our time: What is at stake is whether we will be a country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home, and secure their retirement. The President dismissed Republican arguments that free markets with fewer regulations and lower taxes for high income producers are the right remedies to revive our ailing economy. He said: It doesnt work. It has never worked. Mr. Obama chose Kansas to give this early attack speech because Theodore Roosevelts gave one of his most famous speeches at Osawatomie in 1910. The issues Mr. Obama presented are likely to be the basics of his re-election campaign and be heard repeatedly over the next 11 months. During the nine years in which he completed the term of assassinated president William McKinley and was elected to a term of his own (1901-1909) Theodore Roosevelt fashioned his presidency as progressive conservatism, which became known as his New Nationalism challenge for control of the Republican Party. Roosevelt felt Republicans should adhere to the principles of the partys first president Abraham Lincoln. He saw Lincoln as an honest reformer and colorblind advocate of orderly liberty under law. Like Lincoln, Roosevelt was dismissive of zealots on both extremes of political issues. In todays politics Theodore Roosevelt would be labeled a RINO, by his own party, meaning Republican in name only. But who in either political party can stand up to Roosevelts accomplishments? He was the youngest member of the New York State Assembly, U.S. Civil Service Commissioner, New York City Police Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of New York, and our youngest president ever at age 42. Politics aside, Mr. Roosevelt overcame a sickly childhood and became an athlete, a world explorer, conservationist, historian, cowboy, winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, and an heroic soldier. He joined the U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, also known as the Rough Riders, and as colonel led them at the front in several historic battles of the Spanish-American War. Mr. Roosevelt is ranked fifth among our presidents for the accomplishments of his political career. The Obama presidency and the inept current Congress have been powerless to resolve the economic mess which was created by the previous administration and its Congress. The nation is in desperate need of a leader with Theodore Roosevelts honesty, experience and grit. We see none among current Republican candidates for the White House. And despite your speech in Osawatomie, you are no T.R. Mr. President. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Jim Clark Editor That same commissioner made the comment that Ocala had zero water. Now when I think of an inland port, I think of places such as Memphis or St. Louis, you know, on the Mississippi River, where shipping traffic can come up from the Gulf all the way to those cities and others along the waterway. But Ocala insists on calling its area an inland port. It's north of U.S. Highway 27, just east of Interstate 75. Most Marion County residents have been conditioned to calling it the Magna property. There is going to be a railway extension into the property, which will enhance its use as a shipping area. But as far as I know, there is no water extension into the property. Many say this area will be an economic boon to the county, and that may be true. But I still want to see what differences it's going to make in nearby residential areas, particularly such as sites like Quail Meadow and others along Northwest 44th Avenue. We should continue to work with Citrus County on the project. Maybe they could even build a new rail line from where the barges come into the Magna land in Ocala. But let's not call it an inland port. It's an industrial park, albeit a large one. To call it a port could be misleading to those who may not know the terminology.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Deadline for Dec. 28 issue will be Thursday, Dec. 22 0009XXK Read the classifieds Fairfield Village W hen Rick Chapman made his debut appearance last spring at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse at the invitation of manager, Peggy Sluss, he was a terrific hit. In his encore performance this past Friday night, Dec. 9, he was equally well received. Chapmans easy going repartee and his ability to mimic so many well-known people makes him a great one-man act. But he does not stop with that he brings others into the show and adds a depth of hilarity that would be hard to do alone. Everyone expected a really good show when they arrived on Friday evening, but they were treated to much more than they had anticipated. Chapman used a number of locals to add to his evenings entertainment and that livened things up even more. The miscues and mishaps are an even funnier part of his routine as he guides his sometimes hapless actors through the roles they are supposed to portray. The accompanying photos show some of the livelier moments of the evening and will help the audience to remember the fun that was a part of an evening in Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely (and often very funny) people. Chapmans encore performance was a big hit Priscilla Geissal Rick Chapman serenades Cecile Gautier, a retired teaching nun, originally from Canada. Rick Chapman and the Muppets clown around with Jim LePage from Green Bay. Above, those who participated in the show. Below, more scenes from the fun evening. .Ray Sluss is Elvis, Dan Ford is lady in go ld.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7 6Wednesday, December 14, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 000A1AH 0009XX7 In Under An Hour Your Door Our Glass Perrys Custom Glass & Doors $100 OFF (1) 22x64 or larger Standard leaded glass selections No Rot Door Units Door Slab Replacements Tub/Shower Door Glass Blinds Between The Glass 2780 N. Florida Ave. (Hernando Plaza) Hernando, FL 1-866-726-6125 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 000A0AV Limit 2 Exp. 12/23/11 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. 12/23/11 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 12/23/11 Limit 2 Exp. 12/23/11 $ 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 000A1UH 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 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership 0009ZZY We search all year to fill our store with unique items you cant find just anywhere. Hopefully, we can make your search for treasure a little easier. Come in and let us help you fill a basket with items from our collection so you can surprise everyone on your holiday list with a one-of-a-kind gift. Handpick items from our store to fill a basket with goodies you know theyll love. Some of our personal favorites are fun family baskets overflowing with our own games and sweet treats, or a personal care basket full of J.R. Watkins products like peppermint foot cream and lemon hand soap. Prices vary. D o n t F o r g e t A C r a c k e r B a r r e l G i f t C a r d Dont Forget A Cracker Barrel Gift Card Available in $10, $25, or $50 denominations. Cant wait to gift it? Send a personalized eCard and the recipient can print the gift card immediately. Good in our restaurant and store. C u s t o m Custom G i f t B a s k e t s Gift Baskets 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 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 & Egg Roll 000A1UJ COUPON WITH COUPON. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. EXPIRES 12/30/11 $ 1 00 OFF $15 PURCHASE COUPON WITH COUPON. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. EXPIRES 12/30/11 $ 2 00 OFF $25 PURCHASE 711186WEST MARIONMESSENGER 000A1UL Proudly Serving the Residents of Marion County for 11 Years Over 1600 Elite Network Locations Hearing Solutions All Competitors Hearing Aid Coupons Honored 0009TVO 0 0 0 A 0 H 6 The Gene Martin Show The Don Bruce Show Now on Internet Radio Daily Playing the Great American Songbook Log onto www.thegenemartinshow.com Effective Oct. 31, 2011 WRZN 720 AM will no longer play music. For information contact Gene at thegenemartinshow@yahoo.com Call 352-615-9885 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000A07C MUSEUM EYECARE that many boys and girls will receive presents at this time. Karen Keirnan of the Bunco Club also asked her members to give to others at this time. Karen said, "We are very blessed, however during these difficult economic times there are many people who are less fortunate and need help. The Officers of Bunco knew about Brother's Keepers needs and thought that by accepting donations at our Holiday Party we could provide some assistance. Our members responded by donating 247 pounds of food and over $200.00. What a great feeling it is to know that you live in a community with such kind and caring people." The residents of Stone Creek feel very blessed and so they respond with great generosity to help others. Thank you Stone Creek residents for your out pouring of gift giving at this time and during the year! CREEK continued from Page 2 At left, the Stone Creek Bunco Club. From the left, Carol Bryant, Thelma Reich, Karen Keirnan and Karen Eirtle. At right, Steve Farrell and Joe Byrne with one of the many loads of toys collected Read the classifieds Stone Creek by Del Webb has reached a significant milestone with the 800th home sold in the community. Del Webb grand opened Stone Creek as its first active adult community in the Ocala area in 2007. Upon completion, Stone Creek will be one of the largest Del Webb communities in the country, consisting of approximately 4,000 homes. We put considerable time and effort into planning the types of amenities and activities that make Stone Creek such a great place to live and develop friendships, said Sean Strickler, vice president of sales for Del Webb in North Florida. Reaching this milestone of 800 homes is a reflection of the communitys great lifestyle offerings, stunning aesthetics and vibrant residents. The community features an impressive amenity complex, the Reflection Bay, which includes lan Spa, Reunion Center and more than 25 acres of outdoor recreational facilities. lan Spa is 22,630 sq. ft. and includes a state-ofthe-art fitness center with cardio and strength equipment, exercise studios, 25 meter indoor pool with lap lanes, massage facilities, steam room, sauna and spa. The Reunion Center covers 22,611square-feet of space and includes an 8,000-squarefoot ballroom, a Wall Street Room with laptop and wireless Internet access, commercial grade kitchen, billiards room, craft room with kiln, and additional multipurpose rooms. Outdoor amenities include bocce ball, pickleball, and tennis courts, horseshoe pits, event pavilion, event lawn, fishing pier, heated space, resort-style pool with zero-entry and more than four miles of scenic walking and biking trails. Additionally, Stone Creek features an 18-hole championship golf course, pro shop and restaurant. The course is open to the public. The community, which is still open for sale, features twelve single-family detached models, ranging in size from 1,157-2,611 square feet of living area. There are also two attached villa models available, ranging from 1,548-1,709 square feet. Lakeand golf-front home sites are available. Prices start in the $120s. For more information or for driving directions to Stone Creek by Del Webb, go to www.delwebb.com/stonecr eek or call 877-333-5932. Stone Creek is off Southwest 80th Avenue, between West Port High School and State Road 200. Del Webb, the pioneer of active adult retirement communities, is Americas leading builder of developments for people ages 55+. Since 1960, Del Webb has redefined retirement and retirement living by meeting the housing and lifestyle needs of the active Baby Boomer. Del Webbs amenities and program offerings provide residents an engaging environment, which fulfills their creative, social, physical fitness and intellectual needs as they journey into the next chapter in their lives whether it means retirement or still working. Del Webb has grown to more than 50 communities currently open for new home sales in 20 states. For more information on Del Webb, visit www.delwebb.com. To learn more about how to plan a smart future, check out financial tools at delwebb.com/value. Stone Creek by Del Webb sells 800th home in the community Early deadlines coming for post-Christmas editions Deadline Thursday, Dec. 22 for edition of Wednesday, Dec. 28. Deadline Thursday, Dec. 29 for edition of Wednesday, Jan. 4.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7 6Wednesday, December 14, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 000A1AH 0009XX7 In Under An Hour Your Door Our Glass Perrys Custom Glass & Doors $100 OFF (1) 22x64 or larger Standard leaded glass selections No Rot Door Units Door Slab Replacements Tub/Shower Door Glass Blinds Between The Glass 2780 N. Florida Ave. (Hernando Plaza) Hernando, FL 1-866-726-6125 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 000A0AV Limit 2 Exp. 12/23/11 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. 12/23/11 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 12/23/11 Limit 2 Exp. 12/23/11 $ 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 000A1UH 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 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership 0009ZZY We search all year to fill our store with unique items you cant find just anywhere. Hopefully, we can make your search for treasure a little easier. Come in and let us help you fill a basket with items from our collection so you can surprise everyone on your holiday list with a one-of-a-kind gift. Handpick items from our store to fill a basket with goodies you know theyll love. Some of our personal favorites are fun family baskets overflowing with our own games and sweet treats, or a personal care basket full of J.R. Watkins products like peppermint foot cream and lemon hand soap. Prices vary. D o n t F o r g e t A C r a c k e r B a r r e l G i f t C a r d Dont Forget A Cracker Barrel Gift Card Available in $10, $25, or $50 denominations. Cant wait to gift it? Send a personalized eCard and the recipient can print the gift card immediately. Good in our restaurant and store. C u s t o m Custom G i f t B a s k e t s Gift Baskets 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 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 & Egg Roll 000A1UJ COUPON WITH COUPON. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. EXPIRES 12/30/11 $ 1 00 OFF $15 PURCHASE COUPON WITH COUPON. CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. EXPIRES 12/30/11 $ 2 00 OFF $25 PURCHASE 711186WEST MARIONMESSENGER 000A1UL Proudly Serving the Residents of Marion County for 11 Years Over 1600 Elite Network Locations Hearing Solutions All Competitors Hearing Aid Coupons Honored 0009TVO 0 0 0 A 0 H 6 The Gene Martin Show The Don Bruce Show Now on Internet Radio Daily Playing the Great American Songbook Log onto www.thegenemartinshow.com Effective Oct. 31, 2011 WRZN 720 AM will no longer play music. For information contact Gene at thegenemartinshow@yahoo.com Call 352-615-9885 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000A07C MUSEUM EYECARE that many boys and girls will receive presents at this time. Karen Keirnan of the Bunco Club also asked her members to give to others at this time. Karen said, "We are very blessed, however during these difficult economic times there are many people who are less fortunate and need help. The Officers of Bunco knew about Brother's Keepers needs and thought that by accepting donations at our Holiday Party we could provide some assistance. Our members responded by donating 247 pounds of food and over $200.00. What a great feeling it is to know that you live in a community with such kind and caring people." The residents of Stone Creek feel very blessed and so they respond with great generosity to help others. Thank you Stone Creek residents for your out pouring of gift giving at this time and during the year! CREEK continued from Page 2 At left, the Stone Creek Bunco Club. From the left, Carol Bryant, Thelma Reich, Karen Keirnan and Karen Eirtle. At right, Steve Farrell and Joe Byrne with one of the many loads of toys collected Read the classifieds Stone Creek by Del Webb has reached a significant milestone with the 800th home sold in the community. Del Webb grand opened Stone Creek as its first active adult community in the Ocala area in 2007. Upon completion, Stone Creek will be one of the largest Del Webb communities in the country, consisting of approximately 4,000 homes. We put considerable time and effort into planning the types of amenities and activities that make Stone Creek such a great place to live and develop friendships, said Sean Strickler, vice president of sales for Del Webb in North Florida. Reaching this milestone of 800 homes is a reflection of the communitys great lifestyle offerings, stunning aesthetics and vibrant residents. The community features an impressive amenity complex, the Reflection Bay, which includes lan Spa, Reunion Center and more than 25 acres of outdoor recreational facilities. lan Spa is 22,630 sq. ft. and includes a state-ofthe-art fitness center with cardio and strength equipment, exercise studios, 25 meter indoor pool with lap lanes, massage facilities, steam room, sauna and spa. The Reunion Center covers 22,611square-feet of space and includes an 8,000-squarefoot ballroom, a Wall Street Room with laptop and wireless Internet access, commercial grade kitchen, billiards room, craft room with kiln, and additional multipurpose rooms. Outdoor amenities include bocce ball, pickleball, and tennis courts, horseshoe pits, event pavilion, event lawn, fishing pier, heated space, resort-style pool with zero-entry and more than four miles of scenic walking and biking trails. Additionally, Stone Creek features an 18-hole championship golf course, pro shop and restaurant. The course is open to the public. The community, which is still open for sale, features twelve single-family detached models, ranging in size from 1,157-2,611 square feet of living area. There are also two attached villa models available, ranging from 1,548-1,709 square feet. Lakeand golf-front home sites are available. Prices start in the $120s. For more information or for driving directions to Stone Creek by Del Webb, go to www.delwebb.com/stonecr eek or call 877-333-5932. Stone Creek is off Southwest 80th Avenue, between West Port High School and State Road 200. Del Webb, the pioneer of active adult retirement communities, is Americas leading builder of developments for people ages 55+. Since 1960, Del Webb has redefined retirement and retirement living by meeting the housing and lifestyle needs of the active Baby Boomer. Del Webbs amenities and program offerings provide residents an engaging environment, which fulfills their creative, social, physical fitness and intellectual needs as they journey into the next chapter in their lives whether it means retirement or still working. Del Webb has grown to more than 50 communities currently open for new home sales in 20 states. For more information on Del Webb, visit www.delwebb.com. To learn more about how to plan a smart future, check out financial tools at delwebb.com/value. Stone Creek by Del Webb sells 800th home in the community Early deadlines coming for post-Christmas editions Deadline Thursday, Dec. 22 for edition of Wednesday, Dec. 28. Deadline Thursday, Dec. 29 for edition of Wednesday, Jan. 4.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 14, 2011 5 8Wednesday, December 14, 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 L ast week we carried a story from our parent newspaper, the Citrus County Chronicle, about how Citrus County wanted to develop Port Citrus. It had a statement in there that Marion County was setting up an inland port. That sent me scrambling for a map of Marion County. Was there a river I didn't know about? I didn't think the Oklawaha or Withlacoochee were available for shipping. The unfinished Barge Canal doesn't produce traffic in our county. Not finding any, I went to the Internet to a dictionary Website. I'm always glad to learn something. Maybe there was a definition I didn't know about. Here were the definitions of port that I found: 1. place where ships load or unload 2. harbor 3. the left side of a vessel, facing forward 4. sweet, dark red wine 5. opening in a ship's side 6.data connection in a computer to which a peripheral device can be attached. There is a use of inland port that says an inland site that serves some of the functions of a port on the water. So they were right. To have a port, you don't have to have water. But I don't think that's what most people think of when they think of a port. Government language, such as an inland port, is not always shared by the general public. My interest was now piqued. I did a little more research in the Chronicle. Port Citrus, it seems, has water. There was a story in which a county commissioner talked about the Barge Canal coming in off the Gulf. They've evidently already got barge traffic. After all, Port Citrus has a lot of water it's called the Gulf of Mexico. Dont you need water to have a port? Legislation could hurt sales of manufactured homes U nlike the owners of sitebuilt housing, many owners of manufactured homes rent the land on which their homes sit. Current Florida law as contained in Florida Statute 723 prohibits the owner of a manufactured home park from raising the rent on a lot or amending access to amenities solely on the basis of a change in ownership of a home. This means the purchaser of an existing manufactured home knows the cost of rent and terms of access to amenities for the length of the original purchasers rental agreement, which under current law, the new owner can assume. However, changes in state law as proposed in House Bill 271 and Senate Bill 386 would amend the language of current law and allow the owner of a manufactured home community to raise rent or make other changes when an owner sells their home. Tenants of manufactured home communities are concerned if passed, these bills would lead to uncertainty on the part of potential purchasers and would make sale of a manufactured home more difficult. We believe their concerns are valid. While we generally believe owners of property should have considerable latitude in how they use their property, this seems like a situation where protections are necessary for those who rent the land on which their homes sit. People who purchase manufactured homes often make the purchase decision based on the cost of the housing unit and cost of living in the community. State law already allows the owner of a park to raise rents in the entire park with proper notification, but it also provides protection for individual home buyers. We believe this is an unnecessary change in law that has the potential of benefiting owners of manufactured home parks at the expense of owners of the homes, and urge the bills be defeated in the legislature. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column A nation in search of a New NationalismBy JIM FLYNN S PECIALTOTHEM ESSENGER L ast week President Obama made a political speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, explaining why his economic policies are best for the nation. He was trolling for middle-class votes in Republican territory by channeling the memory of one of our greatest presidents Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Obama said income inequality is the defining issue of our time: What is at stake is whether we will be a country where working people can earn enough to raise a family, build a modest savings, own a home, and secure their retirement. The President dismissed Republican arguments that free markets with fewer regulations and lower taxes for high income producers are the right remedies to revive our ailing economy. He said: It doesnt work. It has never worked. Mr. Obama chose Kansas to give this early attack speech because Theodore Roosevelts gave one of his most famous speeches at Osawatomie in 1910. The issues Mr. Obama presented are likely to be the basics of his re-election campaign and be heard repeatedly over the next 11 months. During the nine years in which he completed the term of assassinated president William McKinley and was elected to a term of his own (1901-1909) Theodore Roosevelt fashioned his presidency as progressive conservatism, which became known as his New Nationalism challenge for control of the Republican Party. Roosevelt felt Republicans should adhere to the principles of the partys first president Abraham Lincoln. He saw Lincoln as an honest reformer and colorblind advocate of orderly liberty under law. Like Lincoln, Roosevelt was dismissive of zealots on both extremes of political issues. In todays politics Theodore Roosevelt would be labeled a RINO, by his own party, meaning Republican in name only. But who in either political party can stand up to Roosevelts accomplishments? He was the youngest member of the New York State Assembly, U.S. Civil Service Commissioner, New York City Police Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of New York, and our youngest president ever at age 42. Politics aside, Mr. Roosevelt overcame a sickly childhood and became an athlete, a world explorer, conservationist, historian, cowboy, winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, and an heroic soldier. He joined the U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, also known as the Rough Riders, and as colonel led them at the front in several historic battles of the Spanish-American War. Mr. Roosevelt is ranked fifth among our presidents for the accomplishments of his political career. The Obama presidency and the inept current Congress have been powerless to resolve the economic mess which was created by the previous administration and its Congress. The nation is in desperate need of a leader with Theodore Roosevelts honesty, experience and grit. We see none among current Republican candidates for the White House. And despite your speech in Osawatomie, you are no T.R. Mr. President. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Jim Clark Editor That same commissioner made the comment that Ocala had zero water. Now when I think of an inland port, I think of places such as Memphis or St. Louis, you know, on the Mississippi River, where shipping traffic can come up from the Gulf all the way to those cities and others along the waterway. But Ocala insists on calling its area an inland port. It's north of U.S. Highway 27, just east of Interstate 75. Most Marion County residents have been conditioned to calling it the Magna property. There is going to be a railway extension into the property, which will enhance its use as a shipping area. But as far as I know, there is no water extension into the property. Many say this area will be an economic boon to the county, and that may be true. But I still want to see what differences it's going to make in nearby residential areas, particularly such as sites like Quail Meadow and others along Northwest 44th Avenue. We should continue to work with Citrus County on the project. Maybe they could even build a new rail line from where the barges come into the Magna land in Ocala. But let's not call it an inland port. It's an industrial park, albeit a large one. To call it a port could be misleading to those who may not know the terminology.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Deadline for Dec. 28 issue will be Thursday, Dec. 22 0009XXK Read the classifieds Fairfield Village W hen Rick Chapman made his debut appearance last spring at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse at the invitation of manager, Peggy Sluss, he was a terrific hit. In his encore performance this past Friday night, Dec. 9, he was equally well received. Chapmans easy going repartee and his ability to mimic so many well-known people makes him a great one-man act. But he does not stop with that he brings others into the show and adds a depth of hilarity that would be hard to do alone. Everyone expected a really good show when they arrived on Friday evening, but they were treated to much more than they had anticipated. Chapman used a number of locals to add to his evenings entertainment and that livened things up even more. The miscues and mishaps are an even funnier part of his routine as he guides his sometimes hapless actors through the roles they are supposed to portray. The accompanying photos show some of the livelier moments of the evening and will help the audience to remember the fun that was a part of an evening in Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely (and often very funny) people. Chapmans encore performance was a big hit Priscilla Geissal Rick Chapman serenades Cecile Gautier, a retired teaching nun, originally from Canada. Rick Chapman and the Muppets clown around with Jim LePage from Green Bay. Above, those who participated in the show. Below, more scenes from the fun evening. .Ray Sluss is Elvis, Dan Ford is lady in go ld.

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Wednesday, Dec. 14 Bingo at the Moose Bingo at the Moose, open to the public, on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Big winnings are possible. Variety of lunch specialties. Join us for fun and friendship while supporting the lodge and it's charitable endeavors. Located just one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run, 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Thursday, Dec. 15 Red Tail chapter to meetThe December meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This is our annual food drive in conjunction with Marion County Vets Helping Vets. Please bring your donation of non-perishable food to this meeting. Any questions call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328 Mandatory orientation United Way meeting United Way of Marion County invites 501 (3) nonprofit human social service agencies serving Marion County, to apply for a two-year funding cycle that goes from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2014. Applications will be available on-line beginning on Monday, Dec. 12 at www.uwmc.org. Organizations interested in applying must attend the mandatory orientation session taking place on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the United Way of Marion Countys Bonnie Health Community Room, at 1401 N.E. 2nd St., Ocala. Currently, United Way of Marion County partners with 21 local programs that assist in supporting the needs of the residents of Marion County. Due to limited seating RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP to Barbara Bombara at bbombara@uwmc.org or at 7329696 ext. 204. 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.Masonic High Twelve installationThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Please note the earlier date due to the Christmas holiday. Please plan to attend for this will be the installation of officers. Following the installation we will enjoy the always delicious buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required and can be obtained by calling Bob Brady at 352-854 9612. Sunday, Dec. 18 Fellowship Baptist Christmas programJoin us for our Christmas program at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. This years program, A Crown For A Cross, will feature the entire Worship Production Team, including our choir, Youth and children. Admission is free and all are welcome! Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 10500 N. U.S. Highway 27, just 7-1/2 miles west of I-75 on Highway 27 at the junction of 464B (across from the BP station). Please call 352-629-5379 for more information. Monday, Dec. 19 L egion Post to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Dec.19 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 14, 2011 9 4Wednesday, December 14, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 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 000A0UM 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 satisfiedSale on all Trojan Batteries 6-V Power Trans only $ 449 6-V T605 only $ 489 8-V T875 only $ 599 12-V T1275 only $ 609 Back Seat only $ 399 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS 2012 Club Car Starting at $ 5,295 End of Y ear Sale Clearance Event Come See Us! We Buy Golf Carts! Free Pick-up within 10 miles ARIES (March 21 to April 19) I know, dear Lamb, that you dont like anyone trying to take charge of one of your projects, but try to be a bit more flexible. A new idea could help hasten a positive result. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Im sure, like the timethrifty Taurus that you are, that youve done much of your holiday shopping. But dont relax yet. Wrap those gifts now to save yourself lots of unwanted pressure. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be receptive when a family member or friend asks to confide in you. Your positive reaction could ensure that he or she will have a happy holiday experience. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Dont be rushed into wrapping up that workplace problem. Consider leaving it until after the holidays. This way youll have the facts you need to reach the right resolution. L EO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youll get news that will make you glow brighter than the lights of the holiday season. Be sure to use what you learn both carefully and kindly, to avoid giving the wrong impression. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) That frayed relationship could be mended in time for the holidays if you were more flexible. Give a little, and you could get back a lot more than you imagined. L IBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Things might not seem to be settling down as quickly as you would prefer. But it might be just a little holiday time flutter. Youll soon get news that will lead to more stability. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Stop getting so involved in everyones personal problems that you lose precious time with loved ones. Remember, even the Supreme Court closes for the holidays. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) All signs point to a bright holiday, with all of those pesky problems finally resolved in your favor. Share the good times with people you love and, of course, who love you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Your plans should not be set in stone and cemented over. Leave some openings in case you need to make changes. Spend the holidays with your nearest and dearest. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Surprise! This holiday finds you on the receiving end of the generosity of those who are usually the recipients of so much that you give so freely and lovingly. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) That piece of good news assures that youll be swimming in clearer, calmer waters this holiday season. There might be a storm or two ahead, but youll weather it all in fine style. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a flair for seeing things as youd like them to be, as well as a gift for turning your perceptions into reality. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings

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Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties Quail Meadow T he Clubhouse has been a busy place lately. The First Friday gathering was spent decorating the Clubhouse for the holiday season. Thanks to the efforts of Dave Yoders, all the tree lights are working. Decorations on the tables, candles in the windows, and the tree, make the room look like Christmas. Just as the work was reaching completion we were surprised by a visit from Santa (aka Earle Talley). He even had candy canes for everyone. The annual meetings for both the QMPOA and QMRPOA were held last week. Brooke Hamlin and Betty Levine were elected to the QMPOA Board of Directors. At this meeting it was also announced that Kay Levine had been appointed to the board to fill a position vacated by the resignation of a member. Lunch was also served at this meeting with the sweet potato pies provided by Dorothy Henry. At the QMRPOA meeting, also last week, Benny Bachand and Jim Carlson were elected to the Board of Directors. Santa made another surprise visit at the end of the QMRPOA meeting. Lets all let both boards know that we are giving them our support. We want to thank everyone for the great support shown by providing items for the Interfaith collection box in the Clubhouse. Lets not forget those less fortunate who need our help. Interfaith provides food, clothing, medical needs, etc. for those in need. The collection box is by the fireplace in the clubhouse. Once again we have some couples celebrating special wedding anniversaries. This month Jack and Margene Sheidler celebrate 66 years of marriage and Sonny and Terry Muckey have their Golden Anniversary. Do you have about 30 minutes each month to help with the QM Reporter? This is the length of time it takes to deliver a few of the papers each month. If you can help with this project please contact Kathy Voss. Welcome to all new residents several new families moved into QM last month. We hope you will join us for the community activities. If you want to get into the Christmas Spirit drive over to the Talleys and enjoy the magnificent light and music display. Santa Earle really outdid himself this year, Quail Meadow becomes a busy place Carolyn Slocumb Santa aka Earle Talley giving out candy canes at Quail Meadow. The Clubhouse Christmas tree. Rev. James Snyder The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage had commandeered the Christmas decorating operation for yet another year. I am not quite sure how she remembers when to start all of this, because the thought had not entered my mind. Here it is Christmas and I am about as prepared for Christmas this year as I was last year. One of the great things about my wife is that she keeps all of these holidays in order and on time. I am still reeling from my Thanksgiving Day turkey indulgence. Once again, our home is in decorating mode. My great contribution to the Christmas holiday decorating plan is to keep out of my wifes way. One year I tried to help her and lets just say we will not repeat that again. I just have no decorating expertise at all. I cannot tell the difference between a wrapping bow and a Christmas tree bulb. Before I could get out of the way of the decorating frenzy in our home, I ran across something in the back of a box. How it got there, I have no way of knowing. How I got up this morning, I have no way of knowing either. However, there was a photo album from when I was young. I want to stress the fact that there was a time when I was a young person. We will not discuss how long ago that was, but just know that there was a time in my illustrious career when I was a young person. I opened up the album and saw all of those photographs from when I was a young person. The photograph that really caught my attention was one taken before I was 1 year old. I had forgotten this photo. Of course, I have no recollection of when that photo was taken. I was about 9 months old and I was occupied with the rascal who confiscated my bottle. I had simple concerns at that time. I was not worried about world affairs, politics or the economy. As long as I knew where my next bottle was coming from, I was a happy camper in a diaper. I miss those days of naivety. I am looking forward someday returning to that state of mind. I delighted looking at all of those pictures of whats was supposed to be me when I was very young. Then I found a picture I had completely forgotten about. It is valuable at times to go back and relive the past. I know you cannot really relive the past, but you can look at the past and see how far you have come. Photographs are a marvelous way of reliving the past. These were the old black and white photographs, so you know how long ago that was. The photo that really caught my attention was when I was very young. I believe this is the first photo ever taken of me. It was in the year of our Lord 1951 and I was nine months old. Looking at that picture I had to admit to myself that I really was a cute little guy. It was a black-andwhite photo but my mother had carefully colored it with crayons. She did a marvelous job but then she had a great piece of work to begin with, if I say so myself. The important thing about this photo was it was a picture of me, but it was also a picture of the winner of the cutest baby award in our community in 1951. I had won a beauty award when barely 9 months old. How many people can boast about that? I really do not know any of the details of that beauty contest. After all, every 9month-old baby is cute. I really do not think I was the cutest baby but then again I won the title and I have the picture in my hand. Unfortunately my beauty career peaked then and it has been on a downward slide ever since. I have the skid marks to prove it. After looking at that picture for a while, went into the bathroom and looked into the mirror. What a shock. I could not see any resemblance in the mirror to anything in the picture. It would be a stretch for anybody to say that the two pictures were of the same person. The verse of Scripture that has encouraged me throughout my life has been Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV), Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Life is full of ups and downs, gains and losses but in the end, those who trust Christ are marvelously guided throughout life and enjoy life of blessing to the Lord. Whatever happened to cute?

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The Pinebook Neighborhood collected 40 pairs of pajamas and 35 books for the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County in partnership with United Way of Marion County. This event was coordinated by Peggy and Dick Thomas. The Crafts of the Mind Book Club collected 26 pairs of pajamas and 82 pairs of socks for the Alpha House. Carol Wilkes, president of the Crafts of the Mind Book Club thanks the many members for their generosity. The Garden Club is sponsoring the "Help a Senior" program for the third year. They gave 120 gifts to seniors in various assisted living facilities chosen by Home Instead Senior Care. This is the third year that the Garden Club has responded to the call for gifts to seniors. The event was coordinated by Linda Fiorella and it has been a huge success. The Garden Club also collects food each month for the Brothers' Keeper Soup Kitchen. The Veterans are once again collecting Toys for Tots. The event is speared headed by Steve Farrell and Joe Byrne. Boxes of Toys for Tots have been filled with toys from books, stuffed animals, dolls, games and bikes. The collection continues until December 18th. Steve and Joe have made many trips to deliver the many toys collected from the residents of Stone Creek so The gift of giving Patricia Gizzi Please see CREEK Page 6 Jim Samuelson, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, Connie Drake, president of the Garden Club and Linda Fiorella.

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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Quail Meadow......3 Fairfield Village..5 Rev. Snyder........10 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 38 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2011 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, December 14, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000A1J5 Everyone loves a parade PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThousands gathered along Silver Springs Boulevard Saturday night for the annual Ocala Christmas Parade. Shown above is the crow d at 25th Avenue, the starting point. As early as 4:30, one hour before the start, one little girl was heard to say, Hurry up, S anta. She had a long wait. Part of the fun of a parade is the anticipation. These children gathered early to wait for the line of march to approach them. At the left, Bode Wigginton, 4, and Kylie MacLean, 3, enjoy some food while waiting on the 25th Avenue curb. At the right, a bundled-up Lorrialee Clay, 4, gives the thumbs-up sign as the parade is about to start. By BOB WOODS The day was Dec. 7. The occasion was the 20th anniversary of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch/Unit 186 who sponsored a Remembrance Day luncheon honoring Pearl Harbor survivors. The place was Stumpknockers restaurant on State Road 200 at the Marion/Citrus County line. The luncheon is to honor all military and civilian personnel who were at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. A solemn Two-Bell ceremony was performed by members of the branch honoring all those departed shipmates who are now serving on the Staff of the Supreme Commander. Each survivor was presented by Inverness Mayor Bob Plaisted a beautiful plaque commemorating the occasion. A delicious meal was served to all those in attendance by invitation. Upon the conclusion of the meal, each survivor was given a knife to start the desert portion of the meal by cutting into a cake baked in their honor One must remember that these survivors are in the late 80s if not their 90s. A serviceman entering the service at 18 years of age would have been at this ceremony 70 years later after the attack by Japanese forces on Pearl Harbor 88 years of age. Each year the number of survivors dwindles. The attack put the United States into World War II and the WW II veterans have been classified as members of the Greatest Generation. Luncheon held to honor remaining Pearl Harbor survivors Pearl Harbor survivors are shown at Stumpknockers on Dec. 7. Marion County Animal Services staff worked late into last Wednesday night to take custody of 28 dogs and 18 cats that were living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. The animals lived in a Citra-area single-wide mobile home (16552 N.E. 45th Court) with their owners: Denise Decker, 44, Norman Lock, 45, and Maydine Baldwin. After receiving a tip about animals in poor condition at that location, animal control officers responded and observed several dogs with significant hair loss outside the home. The owners granted the officers permission to enter the home after a Marion County Sheriffs Office deputy arrived. Once inside, officers found fecal matter and urine saturating the floors and furniture. According to Dr. Martha Zimmerman, DVM, Animal Services staff veterinarian, most of the dogs are suffering from sarcoptic mange, hookworms, hair loss and heavy flea infestation, most likely from their living conditions and poor air quality. The cats have ear mites, as well as skin and respiratory issues. The dogs include toy fox terriers, Chihuahuas and Parson Russell terriers that range in age from 1 day to 4 years, in addition to a 10-year-old German shepherd mix. The cats include domestic short hair and Siamese mixes and range in age from 5 weeks to 2 years. The animals are now housed at the Marion County Animal Center, where staff is providing medical and nutritional care. The county plans to file a petition for custody of the animals. Dogs, cats rescued from unsafe conditions