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Publication Date: 12-28-2011
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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Fairfield Village..3 Stone Creek........5 Classified..........11 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 40 WEDNESDAY, December 28, 2011 Happenings Page 4 Opinion Page 8 12 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Bradd Clark, the fire chief of Owasso, Oklahoma, has accepted the position of Ocala Fire Rescue Chief. Clark is expected to begin his new duties on Feb. 1 and will succeed John DeIorio. We are pleased to offer this position to Chief Clark, said Catherine Cameron, Ocala Assistant City Manager for Public Services, who headed the negotiations. He has a very impressive resume and I believe he will be an excellent fit for Ocala. From 2005 until present, Clark served as chief of the Owasso, Okla., fire department where he oversaw a department of 54 employees. From 20012005, he was the fire chief of Claremore, Oklahoma, Fire Department, and from 1997 to 2001 he was the chief of the Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Fire Department. He holds a masters degree in fire & emergency management administration and an undergraduate degree in fire protection & safety from Oklahoma State University. Clarks salary in Ocala will be $106,000. Oklahoma man named fire chief The Ocala Palms Ladies Annual Christmas Luncheon was held at the Holiday Inn and Suites on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's theme "The Golden Gala" offered Good Food, Entertainment, Fun and Great Door Prizes. The luncheon was chaired by Carol Sullivan and Diane Kilfoile. Della Lastooka was the co-chairperson. Committee members included: Judy Mitton, Elsie Bush, Nancy Myron, Verna Newman, Jean Tasillo, and Angie Fischetti. The entertainment was provided by "Noelie and the Greyhounds" featuring Noel Brouillard, Bob Brouillard, Andy Pietrzyk, and Barry Fies. All of the group members reside in Ocala Palms. Everyone attending the event had a wonderful time. It was a nice way to celebrate the holidays with friends and neighbors. The Ocala Palms Ladies at their Christmas luncheon. Ocala Palms Ladies hold annual luncheon The Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to deliver a long-term solution to its solid waste needs, ending a disposal debate that has spanned several commissions. Commissioners unanimously approved (4-0) a contract with A.C.M.S. Inc. to fund and dispose of waste at A.C.M.S.s Bushnell (Sumter County) landfill. Commissioner Kathy Bryant was absent from the meeting but also expressed her support for the project through a letter to the board chairman. Through the agreement, the county agrees to pay $20 million for 2.5 million tons of disposal capacity in A.C.M.S.s landfill at a guaranteed rate of eight dollars per ton. The A.C.M.S. site is projected to provide enough space to accommodate approximately 20 years worth of Marion County waste, depending on the amounts disposed each year. When combined with the remaining capacity at the countys Baseline landfill, this move is expected to meet county disposal needs for more than 30 years. The Sumter location addresses several of the disposal concerns expressed in previous commission discussions on solid waste topics, such as overall cost effectiveness, close proximity to Marion County and sufficient capacity to provide long-term disposal for county residential waste. This is a positive step forward to solving an issue that has been an ongoing concern for the citizens for a very long time, said Commission Chairman Charlie Stone. I am grateful for the support of the commisCounty to send solid waste to site in Sumter Please see WASTE Page 9 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRon McNeil speaks to the audience. U.S. Senate hopeful visits local Tea Party By Jim Clark E DITOR The campaign for the U.S. Senate came to Marion County Monday evening, when the local Tea Party Solutions welcomed candidate Ron McNeil as a speaker. McNeil, from Destin, is seeing the Republican nomination in the Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. There are 14 people listed as active on the Florida elections Website, although qualifying is still months away. Nelson is not listed on the site. That didnt stop McNeil from attacking the incumbent. Weve got to get Bill Nelson out of there. I was going to be a male version of Sarah Palin, go around and talk to people and get conservative people elected, but I got to thinking that if we dont get Bill Nelson out, then Obama may get drug in on his coattails. Florida is one of the biggest swing states. I knew that rather than trying to help someone else win a race, I had to win a race myself, so thats why Im here. He said there were 13 people running against him. Theyre all good folks, and I hope they vote for me in November. Later though, he didnt mince words when he said, These little fellas Im running against, I wouldnt hire them nor any of the folks in Washington to run any phase of my business. They cant do it, they just dont know how to do it. In response to questions, he said he would be the worst enemy the IRS ever had. His tax plan calls for elimination of the IRS. McNEILS QUOTES These little fellas Im running against. I wouldnt hire them not any of the foks in Washington to run any phase of my business. They cant do it, they just dont know how to do it. We send the biggest idiots to Washington (Politicians in Washington) should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. Please see PARTY Page 9 New Year, New Hearing, Nu-Tech Has Answers Wondering If You or A Loved One Has A Hearing Loss? 11250 S.W. 93rd Rd, Suite 100 Ocala Next to Chilis Restaurant (352) 671-2999 www.nutechhearing.com Always the newest technology... Always the lowest price guaranteed! Take this quiz: 1. Sit across from a friend or loved one with your eyes closed. 2. Have them read this list aloud to you at a normal conversation level. 3. Repeat each word as you hear it. If you dont hear a word, tell them to go the next word. 4. Have them record how many you missed. If you missed more than four you may have a hearing loss. Come to NuTech for a free full evaluation! Gin Cheap Third Juice Pick Cheat Nice Jar Pike Shawl Loaf Depth Shack Bite Fail Page Dab Tool Merge Room New Year Specials $ 695 Style Pro Open Fit 8 BANDS! 3-Year Warranty $ 895 Cemia Custom & Open Fit WIRELESS TECH! 3-Year Warranty $ 1,295 Lameo Custom & Open Fit BLUE TOOTH TECH! 3-Year Warranty $ 1,495 AQ Series Wireless & Blue Tooth NO BATTERIES TO CHANGE RECHARGABLE! 5-Year Warranty 000A66A Free Mobile Unit We can come to you! Attention: All Insurance Card Holders With These Plans FEDERAL OR EMPIRE PLAN You may qualify up to $3,000 in Hearing Aid Benefits Take advantage of your plan before they change it!

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we have our children when we are young! Did you notice the lights and wreaths at the entrances to Quail Meadow? The lights on the 49th Avenue entrance were a bright addition. We owe a special thank you to Pat Lepak for providing the electricity for these lights. Several residents worked together to put up the decorations this year: Chip Hayward, Norm Deschambeault, Don OBrian, Harry Sherwin, Bob Marinak, and Bud Avery thanks, guys! In case you havent enjoyed the beautiful music and lights display at the Talley home, you still have a few days. Earle spends all year working on this project which he says he does for the community. There are many other homes in our neighborhood with beautiful lights, so take time to drive around our community and enjoy the displays put out by our residents. As we are reflecting back on 2011, dont dwell on the negative things that is in the past look forward to a New Year, 2012, and resolve to make it a great year. Remember the New Years Eve party at the clubhouse. The festivities will begin at 9 p.m. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11 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$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Todays New Ads AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Jan. 1, 2012 1-800-438-8559 General Help SINGLE COPY ROUTES AVAILABLE.This is a great opportunity to own your own business. Unlimited potential for the right person to manage a route of newspaper racks and stores. Must have two vehicles and be able to work early morning hours. Email: emorales@chr onicle online.com or come to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. and fill out an application Sporting Goods 100% Cabretta Golf Gloves, all sizes for prices. cabretta@ embarqmail.com Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 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. Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills!), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $209,900. (Price below Estimate Villa.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 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! 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 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Jan. 1, 2012 1-800-438-8559 Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 000A5Q9 All-Day Weekend Features F r i d a y F i s h F r y 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Friday Fish Fry 11 am to Close Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. S a t u r d a y C h i c k e n n R i c e 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Saturday Chicken n Rice 11 am to Close Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. S u n d a y H o m e s t y l e C h i c k e n 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. D a i l y D i n n e r F e a t u r e s Daily Dinner Features Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables E v e r y D a y Every Day T h e r e s S o m e t h i n g Theres Something D i f f e r e n t T o Different To L o o k F o r w a r d T o Look Forward To. 2 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Read the Classifieds B y the time you are reading this, the presents will have been opened, the dinners eaten, and we are looking ahead to the year 2012. I hope each of you enjoyed your Christmas. Many of us had the privilege of having family visit for a few days having a 4-year-old for a few days lets you know why Quail Meadow Bright addition at Quail Meadow entrance Carolyn Slocumb Early deadline for next week All stories due by Thursday at 5 p.m. 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 000A488 Limit 2 Exp. 1/6/12 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. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 28, 2011 3 10 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Leisure ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A hectic period begins to wind down. Take time to draw some deep breaths and relax before getting into your next project. A long-absent family member makes contact. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You're eager to move forward with a new challenge that suddenly dropped in your lap. But you'd be wise to take this one step at a time to allow new developments to come through. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You're almost ready to make a commitment. A lingering doubt or two, however, should be resolved before you move ahead. An associate could provide important answers. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Caution is still the watchword as you move closer toward a decision about a new situation. If you act too fast, you might miss some vital warning signs. Go slowly and stay alert. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your new goal looks promising, and your golden touch does much to enhance its prospects for success. In your private life, Cupid does his best to make your new relationship special. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That impatient side of yours is looking to goad you into moving before you're ready to take that big step. Stay calm and cool. Let things fall into place before you act. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A legal matter you hoped could finally be settled could be a pesky problem for a while, until all the parties agree to stop disagreeing with each other. Be patient. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Partnerships -personal or professional -which began before the new year take on new importance. They also reveal some previously hidden risks. So be warned. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your associates are firmly on your side, and that persistent problem that has caused you to delay some activities should soon be resolved to your satisfaction. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Favorable changes continue to dominate, and you should be responding positively as they emerge. Someone wants to become more involved in what you're doing. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A friend wants to share a secret that could answer some questions you've wondered about for a long time. Meanwhile, travel aspects continue to be strong. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Stay on your new course despite so-called well-meaning efforts to discourage you. Rely on your deep sense of self-awareness to guide you to do what's right for you. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. HOROSCOPE I t does take some time to begin to know your neighbors when one lives in a 55+ community. The problem often is that the most talented and/or interesting people dont let others know what they can do or what they have done that is so interesting to new friends. Maybe this is because really intelligent and talented people do not feel the need to blow their own horn which leads me to one of my (for lack of a better word) pet peeves and that is those who feel they must tell us how smart, well-read, intuitive, or talented they are. Usually these folks make me suspect early on that they are trying to convince themselves of their abilities as much as they are trying to convince me and others to be in awe of them. Well, thank goodness we have very few of these people in Fairfield Village. For the most part, we have lots of folks who are very talented and intelligent, but they do not always let the rest of us know about these special gifts. However, I know one of our neighbors well enough to know about some of his many talents. His name is Bart Rich and his title (at present) is HOA president. Now I must comment here my husband was HOA president for about 8 months last year, and I found out just how stressful that job can be. My husband is one of those TYPE A personalities who focuses intently and feels deeply. Sadly, he wound up in ICU for 12 days and was very ill when he had to resign from his position. I will hasten to say that those were some difficult times as some of us were trying to become a Resident Owned Community, and there were many issues that neighbors did not always understand. As HOA President, Bart Rich focuses as well; but, I believe that he has learned to turn off some of the stress through use of some of his other talents and interests. Bart is multi-talented in that he sings, does an excellent job as an MC or disc jockey, and plays a mean game of pool billiards. No doubt, he has other talents, but I have not observed those as yet. He is a rather understated kind of guy who seems to be at ease when he is performing. Fairfield Village The many talents of our Fairfield Villagers Priscilla Geissal Bart Rich serenades the patrons at the Oasis Restaurant on State Road 200 on Thursday morning, Dec. 22 Owner, Dani, peaks around the "stationary" chef who welcomes the guests as does Dani. The "real" chef, Julio, loves to greet his many culinary fans. His arms are open wide. See FAIRFIELD Page 9 000A5DD NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! 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He said that the EPA should be housed in an office no bigger than this room. The meeting was held in Berean Baptist Church in southwest Ocala. He also added that the Department of Education ought to be gone. He was asked about term limits and joked that some politicians should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. He said he favored term limits for the House and Senate. We send the biggest idiots to Washington. He also said, I want about half the Republicans thrown out and I want all the Democrats thrown out. Attendees at the regular meeting of the organization were treated to a performance by Todd Allen Herendeen, who impersonated and sang songs by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond. He was backed up by his wife, Angel, and four other band members. Earlier he had told the crowd in a warm-up before the band entertained, Im 66, and its our generation that let this country get in the shape its in. It started with taking prayers out of the schools, and most families took prayer out of the home, Im afraid. Later, he added a sports analogy, talking about the player who wants the ball when the game is on the line. He said that he is that player. I will not choke, I may miss some shots, but I will not choke. McNeil has produced a 20-page booklet which outlines his plan. The booklet was distributed at the meeting, and is also available for a free download online at www.mcneil2012.com. Citing the fact that he was a businessman and not a politician, he commented, Ive never held political office, but I intend to hold this one. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9 4 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000A6AC sion, staff and concerned citizens for their input. District Four Commissioner Carl Zalak, III discussed the impact of the agreement on citizen disposal fees and overall solid waste costs. This agreement will allow us to be good stewards of our tax dollars and keep residential disposal fees low, Zalak said. It will save us, at a bare minimum, $60 million in solid waste costs. The county also has a number of security provisions in the contract if any problems should occur with the companys performance of the agreement. For example, there are safeguards built into the contract that would enable Marion County to take over operation of the landfill should A.C.M.S. default in its obligations. A.C.M.S. anticipates beginning construction for the landfill in January 2012. Construction is expected to last for approximately one year, after which the county would be able to use the site for disposal. Wednesday, Dec. 28 Public bingo at the Moose Each Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m., bingo is played with opportunities to win big! Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. Located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-8542200. Friday, Dec. 31 United Way Day of Caring deadlineUnited Way of Marion County will hold the 19th annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Friday, Dec. 31. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. Sunday, Jan. 1 KP Hole Park fees to changeEffective Jan. 1, the day use fee at KP Hole Park will change from $3 to $5. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Council had recommended the fee change to offset park expenses and assist with managing park capacity. The costs for annual individual and family passes remain unchanged, at $35 and $50 respectively. KP Hole Park is located at 9435 S.W. 190th Ave. Road in Dunnellon. For more information on this or other county parks, contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560. Monday, Jan. 2 Christs Church hosts pianist Christ's Church of Marion County will host Sarah Warner, graduate of Baylor School of Music and instructor of piano at The University of Oklahoma completing her Master of Piano Pedagogy, in concert Monday, Jan. 2, 5 p.m. Concert is open and Maybe he personifies that person that I have come to admire so much the one who does not feel the need to brag about what he or she can do or has done. On Thursday, Dec. 22, I had heard that Bart and his friend Rudy Dagnello were entertaining at the Oasis Restaurant from 9 until 11 a.m. so I decided to let my husband take me to breakfast and see what the action was at the restaurant that morning. I certainly am glad that I decided to be among the early risers and show up to enjoy the entertainment. Was I surprised? Yes! Was I pleasantly surprised? Yes! Was I thoroughly entertained early in the day? Emphatically, YES! Let me explain, also, that I am NOT an early morning person; therefore getting me to go somewhere voluntarily before 10 a.m. means that I must really be interested. It definitely was worth the effort that I put forth to get there to see what was happening. The food was delicious, the entertainment was outstanding, and .I was able to get some errands completed earlier in the day than usual for me. Since you will be reading this after Christmas, we, in Fairfield Village hope that your weekend was all that you had hoped it would be, and from those of us here to others of us here and friends in various communitieswe wish you a wonderfully happy New Years weekend. Stay safe and we will see you again in 2012. Happy New Year, Everyone, from all the good folks in Fairfield Village .a lively place filled with lovely people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 3 WASTEcontinued from Page 1 PARTYcontinued from Page 1 Happenings Early deadline for next week All news due Thursday by 5 p.m. free to the public. Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., of State Road 200, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, Jan. 3 Burrowing Owls: special programs The Pioneer Garden Club is proud to present to the public noted author and speaker Betty Gilbert. Ms. Gilbert has devoted the past 10 years to the study of the Burrowing Owl, and has written two beautiful books on the subject, taken thousands of photos and has a DVD available. Ms. Gilbert's program is Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. Also, the Marion Audubon Society presents Protecting Burrowing Owls...How did we fail? The Florida Wildlife Commission will help us learn about how to protect these owls as well as other birds. The program is Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. The Pioneer Garden Center is at 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, across the highway from Lowes Home Improvement Store. Telephone number is 352-236-4448; check our website at www.pioneergardenclub.org. Thursday, Jan. 5 WOW Singles to meet WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call 352-8619487 or 352-237-5842 for more info. Jan. 5, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, 2463 S.W. 27th Ave. near Best Buy Jan. 19, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Logans Roadhouse, 2621 S.W. 19th Ave. Road.Saturday, Jan. 7 Historical Novel Society meets The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. The first Writers' Retreat led by President Joyce Moore was a great success and the Chapter plans to offer more writers' workshops in the new year. All members are urged to attend on Jan. 7 for an important business meeting and election of officers. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.Gentle chair yoga planned Gentle chair yoga at the Freedom Library will be from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and continuing on Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. For information, contact Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950. Sunday, Jan. 8 Reflections Church Moving Beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, Reflections Church will be moving down Citrus Springs Boulevard to Citrus Springs Middle School for Sunday worship services. The time of the service will remain at 10:15 a.m. Childrens Church and child care will be available. Worship services will continue at the Citrus Springs Community Center until the move on Jan. 8. If you have any questions please call 352-7943326. Read the classifieds 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. 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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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8 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends The little girl at the five-hour layover Keep P.E. T hanks to a junk-food culture and sedentary lifestyle, one third of all Americans are obese, with the current trajectory on track for half of the U.S. population to be obese by 2030. The alarming rise in obesity among Americans is far more serious than bulging waistlines. It is a significant health problem. Studies estimate the rise in obesity could lead to millions of more cases of heart disease and stroke, and more than half a million extra cancer cases in the U.S. all of which would balloon health care costs. Even more alarming is the rise in child obesity. Child obesity has increased in American children from 6.5 percent in the 1990s to around 30 percent today with an accompanying rise in the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, liver diseases, asthma and sleep apnea. To combat child obesity, a healthy diet and physical activity are key. To its credit, Florida has promoted healthy eating habits with nutritional menus in school cafeterias and mandated one semester of physical education every year for middle school students. A bill (HB 4057) introduced by Republican State Rep. Larry Metz, however, would eliminate the state-mandated middle school physical education requirement in favor of reserving to local school districts the decision to offer physical education. Given the alarming upward trend in child obesity and its long-term health and financial consequences, Rep. Metzs bill is misguided. Not surprisingly, concerned health professionals are speaking against Metzs proposal. Dr. Ralph Sacco, past president of the American Heart Association and professor of neurology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, warned, If we dont get our middle school children being physically active as early as possible, we run the risk of more obesity and more bad habits. Dr. Keith Ayoob, associate professor of pediatrics at the Einstein College of Medicine also noted, kids who are more physically fit are better able to focus on academics. Theres also good evidence that in school districts where there are regular recess periods, there are fewer diagnoses of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). With research affirming a decrease in daily energy expenditure without a concomitant decrease in total energy consumption is a key factor for rising child obesity, physical education indisputably pays long-term dividends. Nevertheless, the focus on the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) and a constrained budget environment strongly suggest some Florida school districts would follow the national trend and unwisely opt to eliminate middle school physical education. Accordingly, Florida lawmakers are urged not to support Rep. Metzs bill since it has the potential to do far more harm than good for the long-term health of Florida students. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Perhaps 2013 will be a happy new yearT ime Magazines 2011 person-of-theyear committee chose The Protester a masked and anonymous symbol for discontented folks around the world, who spent this year exclaiming loudly Were mad as hell, and were not going to take this any more! Unlike more aggressive protesters in other countries, our occupy-something dissenters havent collapsed any stock exchanges or bodies of government. However, next year isnt even young yet. Theres plenty of time and opportunity for disorganized disapprovers to demonstrate during an election year. Union protesters werent successful in Wisconsin and Ohio this year, so they switched their strategy to an old-fashioned legal action. They filed petitions to recall the government officials they believe have done them wrong. Our rule of law is alive and slow, which is not as lively or invigorating as an old fashioned raucous protest. Political primary season followed by party conventions and campaign rallies will be fertile circumstances for protesters to renew their efforts to win the hearts and minds of American voters. Should we be concerned? We forget that the founding fathers of our nation were protesters and revolutionaries. Some of them believed periodic turmoil is healthy for a representative republic. Most of the time, our modern method of being revolutionary is voting a sizeable group of Congress members out of office in a single election. Their replacements may be worse, you say. Yes they could, and many will be as bad or worse if left in office too long. As a spoiled and pampered society most citizens are no longer culturally equipped to be demonstrative revolutionaries. We doubt even members of the NRA would be willing to spend a winter making burlap socks and living in a hut at Valley Forge, while waiting for Congress to supply shoes and food. We once had a neighbor who became disturbed by the changing world about him and ran for a municipal office using a campaign slogan Lets keep our town the way it used to be. As his silly slogan revealed, the town was already not the way it used to be, but our neighbor couldnt believe it could never be the same again. He received a few votes, most likely from family members. Thomas Wolfe observed in his popular novel titled You Cant Go Home Again that we cant go back to our families, to our childhoods, to our dreams, or to old forms and systems which once seemed everlasting, but which are changing constantly, to escape both time and memory. About our nation, Wolfe said The paradox of America is that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement. Sometimes however it is difficult to accept that this too shall pass. 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. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 28, 2011 5 B obbi Seidel once again planned a Chanukah dinner for the residents of Stone Creek. The event took place on Dec. 20 and some 65 friends and family attended at the Stone Creek Grille. Ted Schvimmer was the emcee for the celebration. Amy and Herb Schwartz began the evening with the traditional blessings and lighting of the Chanukah candles. Some members of the Stone Creek Glee Club sang traditional and nontraditional songs. Bobbi would like to thank Leah Kirby, Service Director and Chef Kathy and staff of the Stone Creek Grille for their exceptional job in making the evening a joy for all who attended. I would like to thank Bobbi Seidel for the information on Chanukah. The Chanukah holiday is an ancient one. It honors the struggle of ancient Jews to restore the Temple of Jerusalem. Long ago, Judea was ruled by the Syrian King Antiochus. He said that the Jews should give up worshipping Yahweh and worship the Greek gods instead. The Jews refused to abandon Yahweh. They decided to do something about it. A man named Judah Maccabee formed a group to fight back. They fought back for three years for control of Judea and finally they were triumphal. They removed all the Greek symbols from the Temple of Jerusalem and restored it with Jewish symbols. The job was finished on the 25th day of the month of Kislev. This is the day Chanukah is celebrated. The day varies in the Western calendar. To help celebrate, Judah and his followers lit an oil lamp. The supply of oil was very low, but this lamp stayed lit for eight days. To honor this extraordinary event, Jews today celebrate the Eight Days of Chanukah and call it the "Festival of Lights." They light a special eight-candle device called a menorah. People today give each other gifts, make special foods, have special dinners, and remember their ancestors, who fought to take their temple back. To all of our Jewish neighbors a very happy Chanukah and to our Christian neighbors a very blessed Christmas! How wonderful it is to learn about each. May 2012 be a year filled with good health and happiness for all! H ere's another one of those reasons why not only do I not fly but I don't want my grandkids flying, either. Recently, a 9-year-old girl was put on a Southwest Airlines plane in Nashville, Tennessee, to visit her relatives in New York. Her flight had scheduled stops in Columbus, Ohio, (I've been there, it's not exactly the hub of the universe) and Baltimore, Maryland, before going on to LaGuardia Airport in New York. Unfortunately, weather intervened. The plane was diverted to Cleveland, Ohio, and then she went to Baltimore. But that meant a change of planes in Baltimore, because the schedule had made her late, and when her scheduled flight arrived in New York, she wasn't on it. She spent five hours at the Baltimore airport as Southwest rebooked her. To their credit, the airline people took care of her. The attendant took her to a snack shop, and later the pilot bought her dinner. Meanwhile, though, no one told her parents in Nashville or her grandparents in New York where she was, and that started a frantic search by the family. Eventually she got to LaGuardia, the family was relieved, and Southwest was embarrassed. The ticket was refunded and there were vouchers given. Meanwhile, her mother said she will make the 17-hour drive to New York to pick her up she wasn't going to let her fly home. All of this brought back memories for me, but my memories are a little fonder. Back when I was 9, I flew from LaGuardia to St. Louis, Missouri, to spend a couple of weeks with my grandparents during the summer. They lived across the river in East St. Louis, Illinois. My parents had a two-week vacation every year and made the trip by auto, and this time they sent me ahead a couple of weeks, then drove out a couple of weeks later and I drove back with them. Jim Clark Editor I thought it was quite an adventure, but I can appreciate now how anxious they must have been. I was, however on a nonstop flight, a TWA constellation, the ones with the three tails, and as near as I can remember it was uneventful. It's a good thing I didn't know then what I know now. It was a good visit. Even then I loved baseball, and I remember my late Aunt Phyllis taking me, with a couple of friends of hers, to see a doubleheader between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Browns. It was the Browns' last season in St. Louis they became the Baltimore Orioles the next year. My grandparents took me to a outdoor beer garden one evening, and I played horseshoes with some of the locals. Much to my parents' dismay, they also taught me to make highballs, and I was a bartender when they arrived and a bunch of friends came over into my grandparents' finished basement (no air conditioning in those days). I never used that knowledge of bartending again alas, a career opportunity lost. But back to Chloe, the little girl who got a tour of the Baltimore airport she didn't expect. The story didn't say if she was as upset as her relatives, but at least it had a happy ending. That doesn't change my opinion of flying, though. As I've said before, If I don't drive, I don't go. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Stone Creek Chanukah celebration Patricia Gizzi Herb and Amy SchwartzBobbi Seidel and Jane Eaton Ted and Marcelle Schvimmer For your convenience we accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Layawa y available. For more information call 1-866-342-0508. Singer is a registered trademark of the SingerCompany, LTD 000A56O HEAVY DUTY SCHOOL MODEL SEW & SERGE SEWING MACHINES These are brand new 2011 Singer school model sewing machines. These sewing machines remain UNSOLD. THEY MUST BE SOLD NOW! These special heavy-duty school model machines have a metal hook and built for years of extended service. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 28, 2011 A7 A6Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000A4CI Thanks to our members: 2nd Chance Consignment 2nd Time Around Abba Computers Absolute Security ADT ACN Independant Representative Ruel and Maria Milson Action Jackson AFLAC Ins. American Cancer Society Antoines Changes Arbonne International At Your Service BBVA Compass Bank Beef O Brady Boomtown Media Building Blocks of Ocala Pre-School Carlson Insurance Service Central Florida Eye Institute Central Florida Insurance of Marion Oaks Champion Home Health Care, Inc. Chiropractic USA of Jasmine Closetworks of Ocala Coffee News Comfort Keepers Comp Care LLC Countryside Chem Dry Curves Custom Fabric Creations Decorative Designs Deems Kitchen & Bath Showrooms Dr. Harter & Associates Emeritus Senior Living Expert American Home Service Fairbanks Construction Florida Adventures Food & Health Inc Full Line Photography Studio FWH Associates Blue Cross Blue Shield Gem Galleria Jewelers Gladys Cleaning Service, Inc. of Ocala GNG Document Preparation Services Great Clips H&R Block Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Humana InCare DME Jo-Jos Finishing House Kastle Productions Ken Nadeau Kiefer Realty Kruman Services Inc. Krystal Publications Liberty Tax Service Lowes M&S Bank McLeod Financial Group Merchants and Southern Bank aka M & S Bank Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Cremation Society Neighborhood Storage Center New Approach Financial, Inc. NuTech Hearing, LLC Ocala Eye Ocala Family Physicians Ocala Golf Cart Supercenter Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ocalas Good Life Magazine Padgett Business Services Partylite Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC Phillips Printing Pre Paid Legal Precision Aluminum Premier Medical Center of Ocala Roberts Funeral Home Rotary Club Sandalwood Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, Inc. SAPP Cable Advertising Scentsy Dawn Costa SCORE Scott Cameron State Farm Security First Solutions Shades of Beauty South Marion Citizen Stentiford Construction Services, Inc. Stone Creek Golf Club Suntrust Bank Swan Financial Services Swan Insurance and Tax Service TD Bank Team Beachbody-Missy Ransome The Back Office The Dressing Room The Gene Martin Show The Karniewicz Law Firm The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa The source WOCA FM 96.7 AM 1370 TMCentral Technoligies Verizon Wireless Villages Computer & Repair Visiting Angels W.E. Bishop, Jr., P.A. West Marion Community Hospital Wilco Electric Willits Financial Services, Inc. Supportthosebusinessesthatlendahelpinghand! During 2011 The West Marion Business Association supported these worthy causes: PACE Center for Girls Interfaith with food & clothing drives Alzheimers Association Special Olympics American Cancer Society CASA Alzheimers Dementia Alliance Weve Promoted Our Members and the Business Community . . .and We Helped Our Community . . .and We Grew Our Membership. More than 700 people attended our two Business Expos. Six after hours mixers offered networking opportunities. Hats Socks Gloves 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 Your WMBA businesses say Thank You You can drop off your donations at these locations: 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. Helping Those In Need ...and We Continue Today. Learn more about the WMBA at westmba.com 000A4CI Thanks to our members: 2nd Chance Consignment 2nd Time Around Abba Computers Absolute Security ADT ACN Independant Representative Ruel and Maria Milson Action Jackson AFLAC Ins. American Cancer Society Antoines Changes Arbonne International At Your Service BBVA Compass Bank Beef O Brady Boomtown Media Building Blocks of Ocala Pre-School Carlson Insurance Service Central Florida Eye Institute Central Florida Insurance of Marion Oaks Champion Home Health Care, Inc. Chiropractic USA of Jasmine Closetworks of Ocala Coffee News Comfort Keepers Comp Care LLC Countryside Chem Dry Curves Custom Fabric Creations Decorative Designs Deems Kitchen & Bath Showrooms Dr. Harter & Associates Emeritus Senior Living Expert American Home Service Fairbanks Construction Florida Adventures Food & Health Inc Full Line Photography Studio FWH Associates Blue Cross Blue Shield Gem Galleria Jewelers Gladys Cleaning Service, Inc. of Ocala GNG Document Preparation Services Great Clips H&R Block Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Humana InCare DME Jo-Jos Finishing House Kastle Productions Ken Nadeau Kiefer Realty Kruman Services Inc. Krystal Publications Liberty Tax Service Lowes M&S Bank McLeod Financial Group Merchants and Southern Bank aka M & S Bank Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Cremation Society Neighborhood Storage Center New Approach Financial, Inc. NuTech Hearing, LLC Ocala Eye Ocala Family Physicians Ocala Golf Cart Supercenter Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ocalas Good Life Magazine Padgett Business Services Partylite Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC Phillips Printing Pre Paid Legal Precision Aluminum Premier Medical Center of Ocala Roberts Funeral Home Rotary Club Sandalwood Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, Inc. SAPP Cable Advertising Scentsy Dawn Costa SCORE Scott Cameron State Farm Security First Solutions Shades of Beauty South Marion Citizen Stentiford Construction Services, Inc. Stone Creek Golf Club Suntrust Bank Swan Financial Services Swan Insurance and Tax Service TD Bank Team Beachbody-Missy Ransome The Back Office The Dressing Room The Gene Martin Show The Karniewicz Law Firm The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa The source WOCA FM 96.7 AM 1370 TMCentral Technoligies Verizon Wireless Villages Computer & Repair Visiting Angels W.E. Bishop, Jr., P.A. West Marion Community Hospital Wilco Electric Willits Financial Services, Inc. Support those businesses that lend a helping hand! During 2011 The West Marion Business Association supported these worthy causes: PACE Center for Girls Interfaith with food & clothing drives Alzheimers Association Special Olympics American Cancer Society CASA Alzheimers Dementia Alliance Weve Promoted Our Members and the Business Community . . .and We Helped Our Community . . .and We Grew Our Membership. More than 700 people attended our two Business Expos. Six after hours mixers offered networking opportunities. Hats Socks Gloves 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 Your WMBA businesses say Thank You You can drop off your donations at these locations: 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. Helping Those In Need ...and We Continue Today. Learn more about the WMBA at westmba.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 28, 2011 A7 A6Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000A4CI Thanks to our members: 2nd Chance Consignment 2nd Time Around Abba Computers Absolute Security ADT ACN Independant Representative Ruel and Maria Milson Action Jackson AFLAC Ins. American Cancer Society Antoines Changes Arbonne International At Your Service BBVA Compass Bank Beef O Brady Boomtown Media Building Blocks of Ocala Pre-School Carlson Insurance Service Central Florida Eye Institute Central Florida Insurance of Marion Oaks Champion Home Health Care, Inc. Chiropractic USA of Jasmine Closetworks of Ocala Coffee News Comfort Keepers Comp Care LLC Countryside Chem Dry Curves Custom Fabric Creations Decorative Designs Deems Kitchen & Bath Showrooms Dr. Harter & Associates Emeritus Senior Living Expert American Home Service Fairbanks Construction Florida Adventures Food & Health Inc Full Line Photography Studio FWH Associates Blue Cross Blue Shield Gem Galleria Jewelers Gladys Cleaning Service, Inc. of Ocala GNG Document Preparation Services Great Clips H&R Block Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Humana InCare DME Jo-Jos Finishing House Kastle Productions Ken Nadeau Kiefer Realty Kruman Services Inc. Krystal Publications Liberty Tax Service Lowes M&S Bank McLeod Financial Group Merchants and Southern Bank aka M & S Bank Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Cremation Society Neighborhood Storage Center New Approach Financial, Inc. NuTech Hearing, LLC Ocala Eye Ocala Family Physicians Ocala Golf Cart Supercenter Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ocalas Good Life Magazine Padgett Business Services Partylite Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC Phillips Printing Pre Paid Legal Precision Aluminum Premier Medical Center of Ocala Roberts Funeral Home Rotary Club Sandalwood Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, Inc. SAPP Cable Advertising Scentsy Dawn Costa SCORE Scott Cameron State Farm Security First Solutions Shades of Beauty South Marion Citizen Stentiford Construction Services, Inc. Stone Creek Golf Club Suntrust Bank Swan Financial Services Swan Insurance and Tax Service TD Bank Team Beachbody-Missy Ransome The Back Office The Dressing Room The Gene Martin Show The Karniewicz Law Firm The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa The source WOCA FM 96.7 AM 1370 TMCentral Technoligies Verizon Wireless Villages Computer & Repair Visiting Angels W.E. Bishop, Jr., P.A. West Marion Community Hospital Wilco Electric Willits Financial Services, Inc. Supportthosebusinessesthatlendahelpinghand! During 2011 The West Marion Business Association supported these worthy causes: PACE Center for Girls Interfaith with food & clothing drives Alzheimers Association Special Olympics American Cancer Society CASA Alzheimers Dementia Alliance Weve Promoted Our Members and the Business Community . . .and We Helped Our Community . . .and We Grew Our Membership. More than 700 people attended our two Business Expos. Six after hours mixers offered networking opportunities. Hats Socks Gloves 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 Your WMBA businesses say Thank You You can drop off your donations at these locations: 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. Helping Those In Need ...and We Continue Today. Learn more about the WMBA at westmba.com 000A4CI Thanks to our members: 2nd Chance Consignment 2nd Time Around Abba Computers Absolute Security ADT ACN Independant Representative Ruel and Maria Milson Action Jackson AFLAC Ins. American Cancer Society Antoines Changes Arbonne International At Your Service BBVA Compass Bank Beef O Brady Boomtown Media Building Blocks of Ocala Pre-School Carlson Insurance Service Central Florida Eye Institute Central Florida Insurance of Marion Oaks Champion Home Health Care, Inc. Chiropractic USA of Jasmine Closetworks of Ocala Coffee News Comfort Keepers Comp Care LLC Countryside Chem Dry Curves Custom Fabric Creations Decorative Designs Deems Kitchen & Bath Showrooms Dr. Harter & Associates Emeritus Senior Living Expert American Home Service Fairbanks Construction Florida Adventures Food & Health Inc Full Line Photography Studio FWH Associates Blue Cross Blue Shield Gem Galleria Jewelers Gladys Cleaning Service, Inc. of Ocala GNG Document Preparation Services Great Clips H&R Block Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Humana InCare DME Jo-Jos Finishing House Kastle Productions Ken Nadeau Kiefer Realty Kruman Services Inc. Krystal Publications Liberty Tax Service Lowes M&S Bank McLeod Financial Group Merchants and Southern Bank aka M & S Bank Morgan Stanley Smith Barney National Cremation Society Neighborhood Storage Center New Approach Financial, Inc. NuTech Hearing, LLC Ocala Eye Ocala Family Physicians Ocala Golf Cart Supercenter Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ocalas Good Life Magazine Padgett Business Services Partylite Personal Care Medical Practices, PLLC Phillips Printing Pre Paid Legal Precision Aluminum Premier Medical Center of Ocala Roberts Funeral Home Rotary Club Sandalwood Rehabilitation and Ergonomics, Inc. SAPP Cable Advertising Scentsy Dawn Costa SCORE Scott Cameron State Farm Security First Solutions Shades of Beauty South Marion Citizen Stentiford Construction Services, Inc. Stone Creek Golf Club Suntrust Bank Swan Financial Services Swan Insurance and Tax Service TD Bank Team Beachbody-Missy Ransome The Back Office The Dressing Room The Gene Martin Show The Karniewicz Law Firm The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa The source WOCA FM 96.7 AM 1370 TMCentral Technoligies Verizon Wireless Villages Computer & Repair Visiting Angels W.E. Bishop, Jr., P.A. West Marion Community Hospital Wilco Electric Willits Financial Services, Inc. Support those businesses that lend a helping hand! During 2011 The West Marion Business Association supported these worthy causes: PACE Center for Girls Interfaith with food & clothing drives Alzheimers Association Special Olympics American Cancer Society CASA Alzheimers Dementia Alliance Weve Promoted Our Members and the Business Community . . .and We Helped Our Community . . .and We Grew Our Membership. More than 700 people attended our two Business Expos. Six after hours mixers offered networking opportunities. Hats Socks Gloves 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 Your WMBA businesses say Thank You You can drop off your donations at these locations: 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. Helping Those In Need ...and We Continue Today. Learn more about the WMBA at westmba.com

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8 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends The little girl at the five-hour layover Keep P.E. T hanks to a junk-food culture and sedentary lifestyle, one third of all Americans are obese, with the current trajectory on track for half of the U.S. population to be obese by 2030. The alarming rise in obesity among Americans is far more serious than bulging waistlines. It is a significant health problem. Studies estimate the rise in obesity could lead to millions of more cases of heart disease and stroke, and more than half a million extra cancer cases in the U.S. all of which would balloon health care costs. Even more alarming is the rise in child obesity. Child obesity has increased in American children from 6.5 percent in the 1990s to around 30 percent today with an accompanying rise in the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, liver diseases, asthma and sleep apnea. To combat child obesity, a healthy diet and physical activity are key. To its credit, Florida has promoted healthy eating habits with nutritional menus in school cafeterias and mandated one semester of physical education every year for middle school students. A bill (HB 4057) introduced by Republican State Rep. Larry Metz, however, would eliminate the state-mandated middle school physical education requirement in favor of reserving to local school districts the decision to offer physical education. Given the alarming upward trend in child obesity and its long-term health and financial consequences, Rep. Metzs bill is misguided. Not surprisingly, concerned health professionals are speaking against Metzs proposal. Dr. Ralph Sacco, past president of the American Heart Association and professor of neurology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, warned, If we dont get our middle school children being physically active as early as possible, we run the risk of more obesity and more bad habits. Dr. Keith Ayoob, associate professor of pediatrics at the Einstein College of Medicine also noted, kids who are more physically fit are better able to focus on academics. Theres also good evidence that in school districts where there are regular recess periods, there are fewer diagnoses of ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). With research affirming a decrease in daily energy expenditure without a concomitant decrease in total energy consumption is a key factor for rising child obesity, physical education indisputably pays long-term dividends. Nevertheless, the focus on the Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test (FCAT) and a constrained budget environment strongly suggest some Florida school districts would follow the national trend and unwisely opt to eliminate middle school physical education. Accordingly, Florida lawmakers are urged not to support Rep. Metzs bill since it has the potential to do far more harm than good for the long-term health of Florida students. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Perhaps 2013 will be a happy new yearT ime Magazines 2011 person-of-theyear committee chose The Protester a masked and anonymous symbol for discontented folks around the world, who spent this year exclaiming loudly Were mad as hell, and were not going to take this any more! Unlike more aggressive protesters in other countries, our occupy-something dissenters havent collapsed any stock exchanges or bodies of government. However, next year isnt even young yet. Theres plenty of time and opportunity for disorganized disapprovers to demonstrate during an election year. Union protesters werent successful in Wisconsin and Ohio this year, so they switched their strategy to an old-fashioned legal action. They filed petitions to recall the government officials they believe have done them wrong. Our rule of law is alive and slow, which is not as lively or invigorating as an old fashioned raucous protest. Political primary season followed by party conventions and campaign rallies will be fertile circumstances for protesters to renew their efforts to win the hearts and minds of American voters. Should we be concerned? We forget that the founding fathers of our nation were protesters and revolutionaries. Some of them believed periodic turmoil is healthy for a representative republic. Most of the time, our modern method of being revolutionary is voting a sizeable group of Congress members out of office in a single election. Their replacements may be worse, you say. Yes they could, and many will be as bad or worse if left in office too long. As a spoiled and pampered society most citizens are no longer culturally equipped to be demonstrative revolutionaries. We doubt even members of the NRA would be willing to spend a winter making burlap socks and living in a hut at Valley Forge, while waiting for Congress to supply shoes and food. We once had a neighbor who became disturbed by the changing world about him and ran for a municipal office using a campaign slogan Lets keep our town the way it used to be. As his silly slogan revealed, the town was already not the way it used to be, but our neighbor couldnt believe it could never be the same again. He received a few votes, most likely from family members. Thomas Wolfe observed in his popular novel titled You Cant Go Home Again that we cant go back to our families, to our childhoods, to our dreams, or to old forms and systems which once seemed everlasting, but which are changing constantly, to escape both time and memory. About our nation, Wolfe said The paradox of America is that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement. Sometimes however it is difficult to accept that this too shall pass. 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. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 28, 2011 5 B obbi Seidel once again planned a Chanukah dinner for the residents of Stone Creek. The event took place on Dec. 20 and some 65 friends and family attended at the Stone Creek Grille. Ted Schvimmer was the emcee for the celebration. Amy and Herb Schwartz began the evening with the traditional blessings and lighting of the Chanukah candles. Some members of the Stone Creek Glee Club sang traditional and nontraditional songs. Bobbi would like to thank Leah Kirby, Service Director and Chef Kathy and staff of the Stone Creek Grille for their exceptional job in making the evening a joy for all who attended. I would like to thank Bobbi Seidel for the information on Chanukah. The Chanukah holiday is an ancient one. It honors the struggle of ancient Jews to restore the Temple of Jerusalem. Long ago, Judea was ruled by the Syrian King Antiochus. He said that the Jews should give up worshipping Yahweh and worship the Greek gods instead. The Jews refused to abandon Yahweh. They decided to do something about it. A man named Judah Maccabee formed a group to fight back. They fought back for three years for control of Judea and finally they were triumphal. They removed all the Greek symbols from the Temple of Jerusalem and restored it with Jewish symbols. The job was finished on the 25th day of the month of Kislev. This is the day Chanukah is celebrated. The day varies in the Western calendar. To help celebrate, Judah and his followers lit an oil lamp. The supply of oil was very low, but this lamp stayed lit for eight days. To honor this extraordinary event, Jews today celebrate the Eight Days of Chanukah and call it the "Festival of Lights." They light a special eight-candle device called a menorah. People today give each other gifts, make special foods, have special dinners, and remember their ancestors, who fought to take their temple back. To all of our Jewish neighbors a very happy Chanukah and to our Christian neighbors a very blessed Christmas! How wonderful it is to learn about each. May 2012 be a year filled with good health and happiness for all! H ere's another one of those reasons why not only do I not fly but I don't want my grandkids flying, either. Recently, a 9-year-old girl was put on a Southwest Airlines plane in Nashville, Tennessee, to visit her relatives in New York. Her flight had scheduled stops in Columbus, Ohio, (I've been there, it's not exactly the hub of the universe) and Baltimore, Maryland, before going on to LaGuardia Airport in New York. Unfortunately, weather intervened. The plane was diverted to Cleveland, Ohio, and then she went to Baltimore. But that meant a change of planes in Baltimore, because the schedule had made her late, and when her scheduled flight arrived in New York, she wasn't on it. She spent five hours at the Baltimore airport as Southwest rebooked her. To their credit, the airline people took care of her. The attendant took her to a snack shop, and later the pilot bought her dinner. Meanwhile, though, no one told her parents in Nashville or her grandparents in New York where she was, and that started a frantic search by the family. Eventually she got to LaGuardia, the family was relieved, and Southwest was embarrassed. The ticket was refunded and there were vouchers given. Meanwhile, her mother said she will make the 17-hour drive to New York to pick her up she wasn't going to let her fly home. All of this brought back memories for me, but my memories are a little fonder. Back when I was 9, I flew from LaGuardia to St. Louis, Missouri, to spend a couple of weeks with my grandparents during the summer. They lived across the river in East St. Louis, Illinois. My parents had a two-week vacation every year and made the trip by auto, and this time they sent me ahead a couple of weeks, then drove out a couple of weeks later and I drove back with them. Jim Clark Editor I thought it was quite an adventure, but I can appreciate now how anxious they must have been. I was, however on a nonstop flight, a TWA constellation, the ones with the three tails, and as near as I can remember it was uneventful. It's a good thing I didn't know then what I know now. It was a good visit. Even then I loved baseball, and I remember my late Aunt Phyllis taking me, with a couple of friends of hers, to see a doubleheader between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Browns. It was the Browns' last season in St. Louis they became the Baltimore Orioles the next year. My grandparents took me to a outdoor beer garden one evening, and I played horseshoes with some of the locals. Much to my parents' dismay, they also taught me to make highballs, and I was a bartender when they arrived and a bunch of friends came over into my grandparents' finished basement (no air conditioning in those days). I never used that knowledge of bartending again alas, a career opportunity lost. But back to Chloe, the little girl who got a tour of the Baltimore airport she didn't expect. The story didn't say if she was as upset as her relatives, but at least it had a happy ending. That doesn't change my opinion of flying, though. As I've said before, If I don't drive, I don't go. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Stone Creek Chanukah celebration Patricia Gizzi Herb and Amy SchwartzBobbi Seidel and Jane Eaton Ted and Marcelle Schvimmer For your convenience we accept cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Layawa y available. For more information call 1-866-342-0508. Singer is a registered trademark of the SingerCompany, LTD 000A56O HEAVY DUTY SCHOOL MODEL SEW & SERGE SEWING MACHINES These are brand new 2011 Singer school model sewing machines. These sewing machines remain UNSOLD. THEY MUST BE SOLD NOW! These special heavy-duty school model machines have a metal hook and built for years of extended service. 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He said that the EPA should be housed in an office no bigger than this room. The meeting was held in Berean Baptist Church in southwest Ocala. He also added that the Department of Education ought to be gone. He was asked about term limits and joked that some politicians should be limited to two terms, one in office and one in prison. He said he favored term limits for the House and Senate. We send the biggest idiots to Washington. He also said, I want about half the Republicans thrown out and I want all the Democrats thrown out. Attendees at the regular meeting of the organization were treated to a performance by Todd Allen Herendeen, who impersonated and sang songs by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison and Neil Diamond. He was backed up by his wife, Angel, and four other band members. Earlier he had told the crowd in a warm-up before the band entertained, Im 66, and its our generation that let this country get in the shape its in. It started with taking prayers out of the schools, and most families took prayer out of the home, Im afraid. Later, he added a sports analogy, talking about the player who wants the ball when the game is on the line. He said that he is that player. I will not choke, I may miss some shots, but I will not choke. McNeil has produced a 20-page booklet which outlines his plan. The booklet was distributed at the meeting, and is also available for a free download online at www.mcneil2012.com. Citing the fact that he was a businessman and not a politician, he commented, Ive never held political office, but I intend to hold this one. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9 4 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000A6AC sion, staff and concerned citizens for their input. District Four Commissioner Carl Zalak, III discussed the impact of the agreement on citizen disposal fees and overall solid waste costs. This agreement will allow us to be good stewards of our tax dollars and keep residential disposal fees low, Zalak said. It will save us, at a bare minimum, $60 million in solid waste costs. The county also has a number of security provisions in the contract if any problems should occur with the companys performance of the agreement. For example, there are safeguards built into the contract that would enable Marion County to take over operation of the landfill should A.C.M.S. default in its obligations. A.C.M.S. anticipates beginning construction for the landfill in January 2012. Construction is expected to last for approximately one year, after which the county would be able to use the site for disposal. Wednesday, Dec. 28 Public bingo at the Moose Each Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m., bingo is played with opportunities to win big! Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. Located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-8542200. Friday, Dec. 31 United Way Day of Caring deadlineUnited Way of Marion County will hold the 19th annual Day of Caring on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Day of Caring offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org. The deadline for team and project applications is Friday, Dec. 31. For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org. Sunday, Jan. 1 KP Hole Park fees to changeEffective Jan. 1, the day use fee at KP Hole Park will change from $3 to $5. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Council had recommended the fee change to offset park expenses and assist with managing park capacity. The costs for annual individual and family passes remain unchanged, at $35 and $50 respectively. KP Hole Park is located at 9435 S.W. 190th Ave. Road in Dunnellon. For more information on this or other county parks, contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560. Monday, Jan. 2 Christs Church hosts pianist Christ's Church of Marion County will host Sarah Warner, graduate of Baylor School of Music and instructor of piano at The University of Oklahoma completing her Master of Piano Pedagogy, in concert Monday, Jan. 2, 5 p.m. Concert is open and Maybe he personifies that person that I have come to admire so much the one who does not feel the need to brag about what he or she can do or has done. On Thursday, Dec. 22, I had heard that Bart and his friend Rudy Dagnello were entertaining at the Oasis Restaurant from 9 until 11 a.m. so I decided to let my husband take me to breakfast and see what the action was at the restaurant that morning. I certainly am glad that I decided to be among the early risers and show up to enjoy the entertainment. Was I surprised? Yes! Was I pleasantly surprised? Yes! Was I thoroughly entertained early in the day? Emphatically, YES! Let me explain, also, that I am NOT an early morning person; therefore getting me to go somewhere voluntarily before 10 a.m. means that I must really be interested. It definitely was worth the effort that I put forth to get there to see what was happening. The food was delicious, the entertainment was outstanding, and .I was able to get some errands completed earlier in the day than usual for me. Since you will be reading this after Christmas, we, in Fairfield Village hope that your weekend was all that you had hoped it would be, and from those of us here to others of us here and friends in various communitieswe wish you a wonderfully happy New Years weekend. Stay safe and we will see you again in 2012. Happy New Year, Everyone, from all the good folks in Fairfield Village .a lively place filled with lovely people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 3 WASTEcontinued from Page 1 PARTYcontinued from Page 1 Happenings Early deadline for next week All news due Thursday by 5 p.m. free to the public. Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., of State Road 200, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, Jan. 3 Burrowing Owls: special programs The Pioneer Garden Club is proud to present to the public noted author and speaker Betty Gilbert. Ms. Gilbert has devoted the past 10 years to the study of the Burrowing Owl, and has written two beautiful books on the subject, taken thousands of photos and has a DVD available. Ms. Gilbert's program is Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. Also, the Marion Audubon Society presents Protecting Burrowing Owls...How did we fail? The Florida Wildlife Commission will help us learn about how to protect these owls as well as other birds. The program is Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Garden Club. The Pioneer Garden Center is at 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, across the highway from Lowes Home Improvement Store. Telephone number is 352-236-4448; check our website at www.pioneergardenclub.org. Thursday, Jan. 5 WOW Singles to meet WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call 352-8619487 or 352-237-5842 for more info. Jan. 5, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, 2463 S.W. 27th Ave. near Best Buy Jan. 19, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Logans Roadhouse, 2621 S.W. 19th Ave. Road.Saturday, Jan. 7 Historical Novel Society meets The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome. The first Writers' Retreat led by President Joyce Moore was a great success and the Chapter plans to offer more writers' workshops in the new year. All members are urged to attend on Jan. 7 for an important business meeting and election of officers. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.Gentle chair yoga planned Gentle chair yoga at the Freedom Library will be from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and continuing on Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. For information, contact Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950. Sunday, Jan. 8 Reflections Church Moving Beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, Reflections Church will be moving down Citrus Springs Boulevard to Citrus Springs Middle School for Sunday worship services. The time of the service will remain at 10:15 a.m. Childrens Church and child care will be available. Worship services will continue at the Citrus Springs Community Center until the move on Jan. 8. If you have any questions please call 352-7943326. Read the classifieds 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. 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Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE Ocalas Only 4-Star Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations Accommodations for Your Pet for Your Pet Tour our unique Tour our unique facility and you facility and you be the judge! be the judge! 352-861-4566 352-861-4566 B o a r d i n g G r o o m i n g Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com www.palmettokennels.com 000A5Q4 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting 000A5S5 FREE Seminar National Cremation Society T h i n k i n g A b o u t Thinking About C r e m a t i o n ? Cremation? 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Cohn Construction 0009S2W 0009TVO 0009XKN 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 35 00 Before 11:00 $ 30 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 2:30 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 12/31/11 Expries 12/31/11 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 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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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 28, 2011 3 10 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Leisure ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A hectic period begins to wind down. Take time to draw some deep breaths and relax before getting into your next project. A long-absent family member makes contact. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You're eager to move forward with a new challenge that suddenly dropped in your lap. But you'd be wise to take this one step at a time to allow new developments to come through. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You're almost ready to make a commitment. A lingering doubt or two, however, should be resolved before you move ahead. An associate could provide important answers. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Caution is still the watchword as you move closer toward a decision about a new situation. If you act too fast, you might miss some vital warning signs. Go slowly and stay alert. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your new goal looks promising, and your golden touch does much to enhance its prospects for success. In your private life, Cupid does his best to make your new relationship special. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That impatient side of yours is looking to goad you into moving before you're ready to take that big step. Stay calm and cool. Let things fall into place before you act. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A legal matter you hoped could finally be settled could be a pesky problem for a while, until all the parties agree to stop disagreeing with each other. Be patient. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Partnerships -personal or professional -which began before the new year take on new importance. They also reveal some previously hidden risks. So be warned. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your associates are firmly on your side, and that persistent problem that has caused you to delay some activities should soon be resolved to your satisfaction. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Favorable changes continue to dominate, and you should be responding positively as they emerge. Someone wants to become more involved in what you're doing. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A friend wants to share a secret that could answer some questions you've wondered about for a long time. Meanwhile, travel aspects continue to be strong. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Stay on your new course despite so-called well-meaning efforts to discourage you. Rely on your deep sense of self-awareness to guide you to do what's right for you. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. HOROSCOPE I t does take some time to begin to know your neighbors when one lives in a 55+ community. The problem often is that the most talented and/or interesting people dont let others know what they can do or what they have done that is so interesting to new friends. Maybe this is because really intelligent and talented people do not feel the need to blow their own horn which leads me to one of my (for lack of a better word) pet peeves and that is those who feel they must tell us how smart, well-read, intuitive, or talented they are. Usually these folks make me suspect early on that they are trying to convince themselves of their abilities as much as they are trying to convince me and others to be in awe of them. Well, thank goodness we have very few of these people in Fairfield Village. For the most part, we have lots of folks who are very talented and intelligent, but they do not always let the rest of us know about these special gifts. However, I know one of our neighbors well enough to know about some of his many talents. His name is Bart Rich and his title (at present) is HOA president. Now I must comment here my husband was HOA president for about 8 months last year, and I found out just how stressful that job can be. My husband is one of those TYPE A personalities who focuses intently and feels deeply. Sadly, he wound up in ICU for 12 days and was very ill when he had to resign from his position. I will hasten to say that those were some difficult times as some of us were trying to become a Resident Owned Community, and there were many issues that neighbors did not always understand. As HOA President, Bart Rich focuses as well; but, I believe that he has learned to turn off some of the stress through use of some of his other talents and interests. Bart is multi-talented in that he sings, does an excellent job as an MC or disc jockey, and plays a mean game of pool billiards. No doubt, he has other talents, but I have not observed those as yet. He is a rather understated kind of guy who seems to be at ease when he is performing. Fairfield Village The many talents of our Fairfield Villagers Priscilla Geissal Bart Rich serenades the patrons at the Oasis Restaurant on State Road 200 on Thursday morning, Dec. 22 Owner, Dani, peaks around the "stationary" chef who welcomes the guests as does Dani. The "real" chef, Julio, loves to greet his many culinary fans. His arms are open wide. See FAIRFIELD Page 9 000A5DD NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS Now Open on Fridays 000A4UH J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 J&J Jewelers Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 M e r r y C h r i s t m a s Merry Christmas & & H a p p y N e w Y e a r Happy New Year f r o m from J e f f J o d y J u d i t h Jeff, Jody, Judith & R i c h a r d & Richard Closed for vacation until Jan. 3, 2012 000A5M0 000A5FP 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. 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we have our children when we are young! Did you notice the lights and wreaths at the entrances to Quail Meadow? The lights on the 49th Avenue entrance were a bright addition. We owe a special thank you to Pat Lepak for providing the electricity for these lights. Several residents worked together to put up the decorations this year: Chip Hayward, Norm Deschambeault, Don OBrian, Harry Sherwin, Bob Marinak, and Bud Avery thanks, guys! In case you havent enjoyed the beautiful music and lights display at the Talley home, you still have a few days. Earle spends all year working on this project which he says he does for the community. There are many other homes in our neighborhood with beautiful lights, so take time to drive around our community and enjoy the displays put out by our residents. As we are reflecting back on 2011, dont dwell on the negative things that is in the past look forward to a New Year, 2012, and resolve to make it a great year. Remember the New Years Eve party at the clubhouse. The festivities will begin at 9 p.m. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, December 28, 2011 11 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$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Todays New Ads AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Jan. 1, 2012 1-800-438-8559 General Help SINGLE COPY ROUTES AVAILABLE.This is a great opportunity to own your own business. Unlimited potential for the right person to manage a route of newspaper racks and stores. Must have two vehicles and be able to work early morning hours. Email: emorales@chr onicle online.com or come to 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd. and fill out an application Sporting Goods 100% Cabretta Golf Gloves, all sizes for prices. cabretta@ embarqmail.com Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 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. Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Highlands, S.Carol Terrace. Huge 1 Family. Major updates youll enjoy only in a new home. Owner down sized, will negotiate. In natures paradise this 4 bedroom 3 bath on 2.8 acres fits a family with children who love to play explorer. Own deep well (no water bills!), plus new whole-house water treatment system, 16x34 in-ground screened pool with fountain and lights. New 2-zone energy efficient heat/cool; new full attic R-30 insulation; new attic solar fan; new ducts/vents; updated bathrooms, 2 new AirMaster air cleaning units to remove dust, pollen, mold spores. Majestic trees. Extra long concrete driveway. Watch the deer play from the lanai or living room window. Newer (2002) Timberline roof, ridge vents, 7 solar tubs thru out the house. Two hot water heaters. Wired for generator. Completely chain link fenced. Corral your horses, park your boat or RV. ON property 7 palm trees value $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $209,900. (Price below Estimate Villa.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 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! 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 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP/ Corral CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAPMEETS Jan. 1, 2012 1-800-438-8559 Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 000A5Q9 All-Day Weekend Features F r i d a y F i s h F r y 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Friday Fish Fry 11 am to Close Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. S a t u r d a y C h i c k e n n R i c e 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Saturday Chicken n Rice 11 am to Close Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. S u n d a y H o m e s t y l e C h i c k e n 1 1 a m t o C l o s e Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. D a i l y D i n n e r F e a t u r e s Daily Dinner Features Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables E v e r y D a y Every Day T h e r e s S o m e t h i n g Theres Something D i f f e r e n t T o Different To L o o k F o r w a r d T o Look Forward To. 2 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Read the Classifieds B y the time you are reading this, the presents will have been opened, the dinners eaten, and we are looking ahead to the year 2012. I hope each of you enjoyed your Christmas. Many of us had the privilege of having family visit for a few days having a 4-year-old for a few days lets you know why Quail Meadow Bright addition at Quail Meadow entrance Carolyn Slocumb Early deadline for next week All stories due by Thursday at 5 p.m. 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 000A488 Limit 2 Exp. 1/6/12 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. 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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Fairfield Village..3 Stone Creek........5 Classified..........11 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 40 WEDNESDAY, December 28, 2011 Happenings Page 4 Opinion Page 8 12 Wednesday, December 28, 2011 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Bradd Clark, the fire chief of Owasso, Oklahoma, has accepted the position of Ocala Fire Rescue Chief. Clark is expected to begin his new duties on Feb. 1 and will succeed John DeIorio. We are pleased to offer this position to Chief Clark, said Catherine Cameron, Ocala Assistant City Manager for Public Services, who headed the negotiations. He has a very impressive resume and I believe he will be an excellent fit for Ocala. From 2005 until present, Clark served as chief of the Owasso, Okla., fire department where he oversaw a department of 54 employees. From 20012005, he was the fire chief of Claremore, Oklahoma, Fire Department, and from 1997 to 2001 he was the chief of the Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Fire Department. He holds a masters degree in fire & emergency management administration and an undergraduate degree in fire protection & safety from Oklahoma State University. Clarks salary in Ocala will be $106,000. Oklahoma man named fire chief The Ocala Palms Ladies Annual Christmas Luncheon was held at the Holiday Inn and Suites on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's theme "The Golden Gala" offered Good Food, Entertainment, Fun and Great Door Prizes. The luncheon was chaired by Carol Sullivan and Diane Kilfoile. Della Lastooka was the co-chairperson. Committee members included: Judy Mitton, Elsie Bush, Nancy Myron, Verna Newman, Jean Tasillo, and Angie Fischetti. The entertainment was provided by "Noelie and the Greyhounds" featuring Noel Brouillard, Bob Brouillard, Andy Pietrzyk, and Barry Fies. All of the group members reside in Ocala Palms. Everyone attending the event had a wonderful time. It was a nice way to celebrate the holidays with friends and neighbors. The Ocala Palms Ladies at their Christmas luncheon. Ocala Palms Ladies hold annual luncheon The Marion County Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to deliver a long-term solution to its solid waste needs, ending a disposal debate that has spanned several commissions. Commissioners unanimously approved (4-0) a contract with A.C.M.S. Inc. to fund and dispose of waste at A.C.M.S.s Bushnell (Sumter County) landfill. Commissioner Kathy Bryant was absent from the meeting but also expressed her support for the project through a letter to the board chairman. Through the agreement, the county agrees to pay $20 million for 2.5 million tons of disposal capacity in A.C.M.S.s landfill at a guaranteed rate of eight dollars per ton. The A.C.M.S. site is projected to provide enough space to accommodate approximately 20 years worth of Marion County waste, depending on the amounts disposed each year. When combined with the remaining capacity at the countys Baseline landfill, this move is expected to meet county disposal needs for more than 30 years. The Sumter location addresses several of the disposal concerns expressed in previous commission discussions on solid waste topics, such as overall cost effectiveness, close proximity to Marion County and sufficient capacity to provide long-term disposal for county residential waste. This is a positive step forward to solving an issue that has been an ongoing concern for the citizens for a very long time, said Commission Chairman Charlie Stone. I am grateful for the support of the commisCounty to send solid waste to site in Sumter Please see WASTE Page 9 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKRon McNeil speaks to the audience. U.S. Senate hopeful visits local Tea Party By Jim Clark E DITOR The campaign for the U.S. Senate came to Marion County Monday evening, when the local Tea Party Solutions welcomed candidate Ron McNeil as a speaker. McNeil, from Destin, is seeing the Republican nomination in the Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson. There are 14 people listed as active on the Florida elections Website, although qualifying is still months away. Nelson is not listed on the site. That didnt stop McNeil from attacking the incumbent. Weve got to get Bill Nelson out of there. I was going to be a male version of Sarah Palin, go around and talk to people and get conservative people elected, but I got to thinking that if we dont get Bill Nelson out, then Obama may get drug in on his coattails. Florida is one of the biggest swing states. I knew that rather than trying to help someone else win a race, I had to win a race myself, so thats why Im here. He said there were 13 people running against him. 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