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Publication Date: 01-25-2012
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Saturday, Jan. 28 Car show scheduled The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 145 Marion County will be holding its annual car show Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Market of Marion, 12888 S.E. U.S. Highway 441, Belleview. Admission is free. Car registration is $20. Vendor space available. For information, call 352-236-3069.Rally for Life scheduled Rally for Life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. in front of Ocala City Hall, 151 S.E. Osceola Ave. Parking is available all around the building and in government parking lots. In the past this rally was held on the Square, but this year has been moved to City Hall. Keynote Speakers will be Sisters of Life from New York, on the The Dignity of the Human Person and Building a Culture of Life.Sunday, Jan. 29 Joy night at Christs Church Join other Ocala area churches for an evening of traditional and contemporary music and worship through congregational singing of praise songs, solos and ensembles. Coffee and cookies follows. Everyone is invited. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th Street, off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org. INDEX Fairfield..............3 Quail Meadow......4 OBS Sales............5 Opinion................6 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 43 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY25, 2012 Stone Creek Page 2 Happenings Page 4 8 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. $ 4 49 000ABRG Limit 2 Exp. 2/3/12 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 3-Piece WHOLE WING SNACK $ 3 49 2 PC. THIGH & LEG 2 SIDES & BISCUIT Limit 2 Exp. 2/3/12 $ 3 99 Limit 2 Exp. 2/3/12 Limit 2 Exp. 2/3/12 $ 4 49 New WITH BISCUIT 1 SIDE 0009RZK 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE 000AC09 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 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. 000ACVM 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 D i f f e r e n t Theres Something Different T o L o o k F o r w a r d T o To Look Forward To. 711186WEST MARIONMESSENGER 000ABQO 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank You for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Sale on all Trojan Batteries 6-V Power Trans only $ 479 6-V T605 only $ 499 8-V T875 only $ 599 12-V T1275 only $ 629 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS We Make Deals! Free Pick-up within 10 miles Starting at $ 4,995 COME TAKE A DRIVE!Utility 4x4 Utility 4x4 and gas and gas available available Back seat only $ 449 2012 Club Car 000A68I Stone to run for state office M arion County Commissioner Charlie Stone has filed his papers and publicly announced his candidacy for State Representative in District 22. Stone is the Chairman of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and represents District 5. He was elected in 2004 and reelected in 2008. As a commissioner, he says he has advocated tirelessly for lower taxes, less regulation, and fiscal restraint. In a news release, Stone says he has also been a leader on economic development issues, working with the chambers of commerce and the economic development commission to bring more and better-paying jobs to Marion County. Stone is a proven conservative and a leader that the people of our community can trust, said fellow County Commissioner Stan McClain. Charlie Stone has been a friend to our small businesses, to our seniors and veterans, and to me personally. I am looking forward to working with him as a State Representative with the same enthusiasm that I worked with him while we have served together on the County Commission. Stone is also a member of the Ocala-Marion County Chamber of Commerce and has been a long-time resident and business leader of Marion County. Under the most probable scenarios, the re-districting process will cause a vacancy in the District 22 seat, creating an opportunity for Commissioner Stone to serve in Tallahassee. As a county commissioner, I have fought to keep government lean and taxes low, and we have set the table for a Marion County economic recovery that is ahead of the rest of the state, said Commissioner Stone. As a state representative, I want to take those same principles of fiscal restraint to Tallahassee and work to bring jobs and prosperity back not just to my home area but also the entire state. Floridas best days are just around the corner. Books and volunteers needed for Goodwill Preschool Literacy Program Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs through March 14. Please consider donating new or like-new books for children ages 2 through 5, or volunteering for the program. Throughout the year, volunteers for Goodwills BookWorks program read to children at Head Start centers and then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Last year, the program put more than 31,000 books into the hands of preschool children from needy families. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any GoodwillSuncoast store or donation site in Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando or Polk counties. For store and donation site locations, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.orghttp://www.goodwill-suncoast.org/> or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer for BookWorks, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013 or 1976. Annual book drive starts Feb. 1 Charlie Stone Firefighters honored On Saturday, Jan. 14, five members from Ocala Fire Rescue received awards for saving a life. The firefighters were recognized for their professionalism and quick response to a medical emergency in 2011. After arriving on scene, they performed CPR and administered advanced life saving procedures which resulted in the citizen being successfully resuscitated. The patient was later discharged from the hospital. Shown receiving the award are Fire Equipment Operator Gary Hamilton, Firefighter Alex Sada and Firefighter Michael Lipphardt. Also honored but not present for the photo were Capt. Marvin Davis and Firefighter Ken Thomas Sr. T he Home Instead Senior Care office serving Marion County has announced the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program to honor senior volunteers for the tireless contributions they make to their local communities. The program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15. Nomination forms also can be requested at ckoehler@homeinsteadinc.com. State Senior Hero winners will receive plaques, and their stories will be posted on the SalutetoSeniorService.com website. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winners nonprofit charity of choice. According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care network, 52 percent of seniors volunteer their time through unpaid community service. Nearly 20 percent (one in five) of seniors surveyed started volunteering when they reached the traditional age of retirement 65 or older. Furthermore, 20 percent of seniors who volunteer say that their community service is the most important thing they do. Helping others defines life for many local retired seniors, said Jim Samuelson owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Marion County. And what a difference we have observed in seniors health, attitude and outlook among those who choose to stay active as they age. Dr. Erwin Tan, director of the Senior Corps, a national organization that links more than 400,000 Americans 55 and older to service opportunities, agrees. The one thing that I hear constantly from the seniors in our programs is that volunteering gives them a purpose in life they say that its the reason they get up in the morning. In addition, its a great way for them to learn new things whether a skill or just something about an issue in which they have an interest, Tan said. Volunteering is just a great way to expand their horizons and feel like theyre still a valuable part of their community. For more information about the Salute to Senior Service program or Home Instead Senior Care, please call (352) 622-6447 The Home Instead Senior Care network completed 600 telephone interviews with seniors age 65 and older in the U.S. who currently volunteer their time through unpaid community service. The sampling error is +/-4.0% at a 95 percent confidence level. Search on for states outstanding senior volunteers READ THE CLASSIFIEDS HAPPENINGS

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S addlewood Elementary Schools library was the recipient of 15 decorated bags that included a book and activities to go with the story. School principal, Cheryl Laffey and librarian, Linda Grant accepted the books for the school. The idea for this wonderful creation came from the Leisure Arts Club. The following members of the Leisure Arts Club made the bags. They are Chris Bargovic, Annette Desormey, Diane Sheets, Paula Forte, Jan Kennedy, Joanne Novak and Nancy Ko. Each woman took a book and decorated the bag to look like the cover of their book. Some of the books included If you give a Mouse a Cookie, The Keeping Quilt, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Giving Tree. Teachers will be able to check out these books in a bag from the library and do the activities with their class. The Crafts of the Mind Book Club collected approximately 600 books from the residents of Stone Creek. They then sold these books at the Fall Festival. The unsold books were donated to the Salvation Army in Ocala. The money made from the sale of the books was $247 and this money was donated to the Leisure Arts Club to purchase the childrens books that were placed in the bags. Millie DAguanno, then president of Leisure Arts accepted the donation from the Book Club at their meeting on Oct. 18. Here we had two clubs coming together to help a local elementary school. Saddlewood was the recipient of these books because Corey Goss, a Stone Creek resident teaches at the school. Millie is hoping that the two clubs can work together this year to make more books for another local elementary school. Millie is planning on giving a workshop for grandparents to make bags to give to their grandchildren. Be on the outlook for this workshop. Don Hunt of the Veterans Club sends his thanks and appreciation to the residents of Stone Creek for the food donated to the food drive which ended on Jan. 16. This food will be donated to the Interfaith Agency to help the needy in Ocala. Upcoming at the Stone Creek Grille: Winter High Tea is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 352-291-2140 for reservations. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7 2 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. 0 0 0 A 7 N 7 Be at least 18 years of age. Possess a valid drivers license. Possess proof of liability insurance. Routes are 7 days a week, early morning hours. OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS Email: mgaouette@chronicleonline.com or bring resume to: 1624 N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal River There are immediate opportunities for independent contractors to manage and grow single copy newspaper routes in Citrus and Marion Counties General LOOSE WEIGHT GAIN ENERGYScientifically Based nutritional Program for weight management, stress relief and energy increase Call (352) 291-1943 for a free Consultation visit http:\\PhilipConnie.gr ateshapetoday.com Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Jan. 28th 9-5p Sun. Jan 29th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 GUNS WANTEDCollector will Pay fair prices for your Unwanted Fire Arms(352) 873-7587 Pets DOG Buddy is a 4 year old brindle bulldog mix. Hes well behaved, knows basic commands, very gentle, and lovable. Hes looking for a forever home. He has all shots and is neutered and micro-chipped. Call 352-270-8512 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 FOR SALE OR LEASE 2/2/1 enclosed porch, Central Heat and Air All Kitchen Appliances $95.K (352) 742-2770 Inverness Homes Have it all! Inverness Over Flowing With Value!!! 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 miniumn $10K each. Occupancy at funding. Approx. 2700 sq ft under air. $212,500. (Price below Estimate Zillow.com) Contact owner, 352-556-1510, 352-238-6274 email: rosepub@excite.com Homosassa Homes Riverhaven Village, Homosassa, FL GREAT LOCATION, GREAT HOUSE, GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! 2147 sf, 3/2 + lr/dr comb, den, sunroom, inside laundry, all appliances. blt. by Rusaw in 1989, well maintained, upgrades, move in ready. Asking $160,000 all offers considered. Realtors 3% See visual tour: www.visualtour.com/sho w.asp?t=2656780&prt=10 003&sk=13 Frank or Helen Harris, 352-628-1434 email: hharris3 @tampabay.rr.com Recreation Vehicles Infinity 99 M/Home by 4 Winds, 35 Triton V-10 gas, 44K mis. front rear a/c, Onan Gen. back up camera, leveling jacks, TV, fully equipped incl tow bars & hitch + brks buddy, assisted for tow vech. all manuals for coach & appls. NON Smoker incls hoses, sewer & electric hook-ups, 7 new NEW Goodyear tires, See at Oak Bend Village Route 40 W. Dunnellon call for tour (352) 465-6335 Was $22,500 Now $19,750 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond or not .Titled,no title, no problem. 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P lavix 75mg 100 ct $77.00 Nexium 40mg 100 ct. $88.00 Boniva 3 pills $69.00 WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! On RX Drugs R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000A8QX 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 John M. 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After last years action, Florida public radio and TV stations evaluated offerings to see what can be dropped or modified. There have been service changes and layoffs. Certainly its not over yet. So where does this leave us? The state Legislature over time had been reducing funding, and its a good idea for public broadcasting to gradually wean itself from receiving public monies while retaining its service model. But the governors coldturkey approach could drive some stations out of business. We all should support public broadcasting however we can. That might mean investing in membership (just think: a mere 30 cents for every Floridian would make up the loss). It could be urging your company to become an underwriter. It could be participating in fundraiser golf tournaments or other events that some stations say theyre resorting to this year. And of course, if the state Legislature again includes funding for public broadcasting, as it did last year, you can let Gov. Scott know that you support it. Citrus County Chronicle OPINIONcontinued from Page 6

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O n Wednesday, Jan 11 in the Clubhouse, residents of the Fairfield Village community had an informal meeting with the new Regional Manager of Sales and Operations for Solstice Communities. Ron Achille met with a group of interested (and inquisitive) neighbors who had a number of pertinent questions to ask. Achille is responsible for Fairfield Village and nine other communities operated by Solstice. He stressed that the company is interested in the long term growth and proper management of all the properties, and he assured the interested group that all questions and requests would receive the expected concern. There would be answers/responses forthcoming either immediately or upon the study of the situations. Nothing would go unnoticed all would receive a response. One thing that he reiterated that has been said before was that there will continue to be an open door policy we are partners and we need to work together. Peggy Sluss, local manager, thanked Achille for his time and commitment to the good relationship which all of the Fairfield Villagers want to maintain. A follow-up (of sorts) happened when the HOA met on Thursday, Jan.19. President Bart Rich commented on the positive attitude that we have seen demonstrated by management and how very few concerns have been noted lately. Rich mentioned that Anchille had contacted him to pass along the fact that the company is checking into the questions concerning the sound system in the clubhouse, some additional maintenance to the pool, and some efforts at providing some kind of noise reduction that might help with the billiards room. For now and the foreseeable future, things look very encouraging for the people of Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 6 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point T ime for my regular rant about voting in Florida, and it's not what you might think. I go against supervisors of elections, editors and, yes, even some publishers with my election opinions. I received my sample ballot for next week's Republican Presidential Primary last Saturday. It had all the usual stuff, including all the presidential candidates who have dropped out of the race since the ballot was printed. But there was something else that drives me crazy. It said that early voting had started, and it gave a list of early voting sites. I have never voted early, and I never will. I have no idea what happens to my votes when I cast them early and they sit there for 10 days before suddenly emerging to be counted. I don't want my vote lost in oblivion somewhere I want it to count. For years and years we got along without early voting we can do so now. Don't give me this stuff about making it available to more people. There have been absentee ballots. available for years, and they still are. If you can't be here on Election Day, get an absentee ballot. Yes, I want everyone who is eligible to vote, but only on Jan. 31. Another rule that's posted on the sample ballot is the one that requires all voters to produce a photo ID and signature ID at the polls to be eligible to vote. For most people, that's a simple thing called a driver's license. And if for some reason you're not driving, it's easy to get a Florida ID card. Why do people have a problem with that? It's got nothing to do with the various discrimination claims that some people make. It has everything to do with preventing election fraud. What's really interesting is that it says you must have the photo ID even if the poll workers know you. That's just another safety move to prevent cronyism, dead people voting, etc. So get ready to get out there on Jan. 31, if you're eligible, and cast your ballot. Your vote counts I think. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Early votes? I want mine to count Public radio, TV need support P ublic radio listeners laugh about driveway moments when youve arrived at your destination but sit there with the car radio on, so engrossed in the story youre unable to tear yourself away. There just arent many similar stories about commercial radio. Public radio and public TV, as well offers the type of quality, in-depth programming unavailable elsewhere. That focus on content is due in part to its public-private support format. At the national level, there is ongoing discussion about de-funding public broadcasting. In Florida, after more than 30 years, its now a reality: in 2011 Gov. Rick Scott vetoed almost $4.8 million in state funding approved by the Legislature for public radio and TV stations. Stations budgets have long included other funding sources, but not sufficient to make up the loss without changes to format, services or structure. They include listener/viewer memberships, corporate and foundation grants, university affiliations, and underwriting fees. Underwriting is similar to commercial broadcastings advertising, but Federal Communications Commission rules prohibit mentioning prices, offering inducements to buy, issuing calls to action or making qualitative claims. Underwriting is intended to identify supporters, not specifically to promote companies, products or services. There are several sides to this, of course. National Public Radio, for example, has been accused of bias from both liberal and conservative camps. Government funding also presents a concern for those who are suspicious that the relationship between broadcasters and the governments that help support them is too close, too simpatico. Fair criticisms, all. However, think about societal benefits. Studies by two national, bipartisan polling firms rank the Public Broadcasting System as Americas most trusted institution. Public radio and TV stations offer a living laboratory for university-based journalism students, as well as classroom extensions for both traditional and homeO ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Coach or players, brains or no brains? Well, the Denver Broncos have now finished their season. So now we can stop jumping on Tim Tebows back. Tebow time is on hold until next year. Lets hope he has better coaches by then. It seems as if when Denver doesnt win its Tebows fault. Conversely if they do win, Tebows a hero. Neither is right. Now, right up front I am not nor will I be a Florida fan, except where Tebow is concerned as he was a recruit of Ron Zooks. Urban Meyer is pathetic. Being from Ohio, Im afraid Ive supported my last Ohio State team until Meyer is gone, which may not be too long as hell probably get sick again. Poor baby! But, to the more serious side of this article. Football players and coaches can not be construed as being in the top 70 percent of those with intelligence. Ive said before, I had a professor in college who told his class that average, as in having a C is not too bright, and was he right. Just listen to the grammar of football players whove turned analysts as well as coaches and players themselves and youll get my point. When you have a preponderance of football players, who dont finish college, what can you expect? But, more to the point, it was put forward in the media, that so went Tebow, so went the Broncos. Wrong! So went the coaching staff, so went the Broncos. John Fox was a so-so coach with the Carolina Panthers, and hes not doing too well at Denver. Last week John Elway said to let Tebow go and do his thing, they did and they won. But in the game against New England, from the first down utilizing a play up the middle, we knew this was going to be a long night and so it was. At 12:23 in the 4th quarter, and down by 32, Denver ran the ball up the middle 76 percent of the time. Whos at fault? John Fox and the offensive coordinator. Tebow has not yet earned the right to call his own plays. Thats left to the more experienced coaches. If John Elway had any sense, he would get rid of his entire coaching staff and start over. The offensive and defensive lines were pathetic. What would have happened to Denver if Jim Harbaugh was the coach? Win! Every, and I mean every, sports analyst on ESPN, CBS, FOX and NBC made fun and wisecracks about Tim Tebow. Now that hes away from Florida I can see he will have a bright future. Sure hes not in the mold of the old guy way thinking of quarterbacks and many of those quarterbacks are putting him down. As I said before, I liked Tebow when he was with Florida but now let him blossom into his place in football history. If he doesnt, it wont be his fault. Ill bet if they let him call his own plays next year, they will go 12-4 at the very least. But folks, its coaches, coaches, coaches. Clean house in Denver, bring in John Gruden, and away we go. Bill Ford Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. 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. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5 4 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior 000ACYT 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000A1LU GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 000A7TJ 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! C r a y c o n s t @ m s n c o m C r a y c o n s t @ m s n c o m Crayconst@msn.com OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 1 6 x 7 1 6 x 7 16 x 7 S L I D I N G G A R A G E S L I D I N G G A R A G E SLIDING GARAGE S C R E E N D O O R S C R E E N D O O R SCREEN DOOR $ 6 9 5 $ 6 9 5 $ 695 ONSTRUCTION RAY R A Y RAY C C C C C C O N S T R U C T I O N ONSTRUCTION CRC058138 Starting at A c r y l i c & G l a s s W i n d o w s A c r y l i c & G l a s s W i n d o w s Acrylic & Glass Windows 000A7BI AIRPORT SERVICE Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 0009JDF 000AD9O LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 0009FKZ 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS is discovered through worshiping together 711187 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Winter Special Will waive service call with repairs. Offering freeze protection for your irrigation system and backflow preventor. Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Call for details! 000A82F CLEANING SERVICES L E T U S L E T U S LET US S H O W Y O U S H O W Y O U SHOW YOU H O W H O W HOW I T S D O N E I T S D O N E ITS DONE C L E A N I N G C L E A N I N G CLEANING T h a t i s T h a t i s That is 10 Years experience References Available 352-301-6214 000A914 LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Painting Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger 0 0 0 A C Z 9 PAINTING A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich 40 Years Experience Interior and Exterior Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Free Furniture Moving Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 SCREENING 000AADF 000ABON PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial K ELLEAN K AI T RUESDELL J D ., LL M LL.M. ~ Masters Degree in Estate Planning / University of Miami School of Law (352) 873-4141 Wills, Pour-Over Wills, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Health & Financial Powers of Attorney, The Truesdell Living Will, Pre-Need Guardian Affidavits, DNRs, Trust Funding & Administration, Probate, Guardianship, Asset Protection, Medicaid Qualification for Health Care, Recent Law Changes, and more. 000ADID F LORIDA E STATE P LANNING D OCUMENTS A SSET P ROTECTION AND M ANAGEMENT B REAKFAST W ORKSHOP W EDNESDAY F EBRUARY 8, 2012 10:00 AM R ESERVATIONS R EQUIRED N O C OST N O O BLIGATION Kellean Kai Trusdell, J.D., LL.M Attorney & Counselor at Law KELLEANTRUESDELL.COM The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, FL 34482 Quail Meadow January has turned into a month of good eating F riday the 13th was not an unlucky day for the women of Quail Meadow. This was the first ladies luncheon of the New Year. There were 30 of us who stuffed ourselves at the Braised Onion the newly opened restaurant on N.E. 25th Avenue (next to the Elks Club). I heard nothing but rave reviews of the food; especially the various soups. The restaurant was an excellent choice for the luncheon. Check your QM Reporter for the location of the February luncheon. Next on the eating agenda was the January potluck dinner at the clubhouse. About 50 residents gathered on Monday night for an evening of eating and visiting. We have excellent cooks here in Quail Meadow. Pat Tobins Saltine Cracker Candy was a big hit with everyone. The 50/50 drawing was won by Jim and Carolyn Carlson. After enjoying all the good food, many of us stayed and visited for the evening. It was a very pleasant time enjoyed by all. If you see Carol Sjogren smiling more these days its because her daughter is here. Bill and Carols daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Tony Colella, purchased a home here in Quail Meadow and have joined the community. We welcome them, along with all other new residents, to our community. The next eating event at the clubhouse will be a spaghetti dinner on Feb. 13. Tickets, for a $5 donation, can be purchased from Charlotte Payne and Kathy Voss. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 8. Many of you have been asking if we are having a horse race this year. The answer is yes. It will be in March. There will be more on this later. Please, please, please if you are out walking at night use a flashlight and/or wear reflective clothing. Our streets are very dark and it is hard to see you. Carolyn Slocumb Ladies luncheon Ladies luncheon Ladies luncheon Potluck at the clubhouse Left to right Tony Colella, Bonnie Colella, Carol Sjogren, Bill Sjogren (this is the family mentioned in the article). Wednesday, Jan. 25 Public bingo at the Moose Every Wednesday, bingo begins at 12:45 p.m. with opportunities to win big! Try your luck, meet new friends while supporting the Moose and its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome with a variety of lunch specials. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Friday, Jan. 27 High Twelve Club meetsThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold a luncheon and meeting on Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dave Schlenker, columnist for the Ocala Star Banner. Following the meeting, we will have a buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited. Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854 9612 for reservations or further information. Saturday, Jan. 28 Camellia show scheduled The Ocala Camellia Society will present its annual camellia show on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. The Annual Ocala Camellia Society Camellia Show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States. On Jan. 28, you are invited to enter blooms from 7 to 10 a.m. Judging will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 or 1 p.m. The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out. For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page. Moose Golf TournamentTeams are being organized for a golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Moose Lodge and its charitable endeavors. A shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Prizes and awards for all participants followed by a chicken feast. This event is for members, friends and qualified signed up guests. For pricing and more information call Joe Edel at 352-237-1485. Happenings Parents wishing to enroll their students in public schools outside their zoned attendance areas must apply for student reassignment for the 2012-13 school year by Friday, April 13. Late applications are not eligible and will not be accepted. Applications may be picked up at any public school guidance office or at the Marion County Public Schools District Office, 512 S.E. 3rd St., Ocala. Most requests will not be processed until this summer. Reassignment approval is not guaranteed, and as indicated on the application some reassignment requests require appropriate documentation as proof, including those for medical and safety reasons. Transfers may also be made for diversity reasons. Parents should read the request form completely and provide all required documentation to support their requests. Incomplete forms may not be processed. Because of state-mandated class size limits, reassignments may be turned down for lack of space in the grade requested. In such cases, the district may seek available space at nearby schools if the request is valid. For more information, please contact the Student Reassignment Office at 352-671-7747. Out-of-area school requests being accepted Congrats colt tops OBS winter mixed sale finale Ocala, Fl. Hip No. 328, a yearling colt by Congrats consigned by Strouds Lane Farm LLC, went to Bortolazzo Stable, LLC for $90,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Summer School, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mud Route. Hip No. 473, a Two Step Salsa colt consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, was sold to Summerfield, Agent, for $50,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Haute Monde, by Malabar Gold, a half sister to graded stakes placed Ellwood and Jake. Hip No. 483, a filly by City Zip consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to H. H., Agent for $45,000. The chestnut filly is out of Iron Red, by Brief Ruckus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Si Si Sezyou. Norman Hendry went to $32,000 for Hip No. 393, Hot Dixie Storm, a filly by High Cotton consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Breaking Storm, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to stakes winner Peace Symbol. For the session, 174 horses grossed $1,316,300 compared with 192 horses selling for a total of $ 917,600 last year. The average price of $7,565 was a 58.3 percent increase from $4,779 in 2011 while the median price of $4,850 increased 70.2 percent from $2,850. The buyback percentage was 26.0 percent; it was 31.7 percent a year ago. For Tuesdays Consignor Preferred session, 71 horses grossed $1,267,000 compared with 117 horses bringing a total of $1,458,400 at the corresponding session in 2011. The average price was $17,845, up 43.2 percent from $12,465 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000, up 66.7 percent from $9,000 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 29 percent; it was 28.2 percent last year. For the Horses of Racing Age section, 74 horses sold for a total of $1,033,200, averaging $13,962 with a $6,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 25.3 percent. Next on the OBS agenda is the March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9. The OBS Day of Champions races will be run on Monday, March 12. Complete OBS Sales results are available shortly after the conclusion of each session at the companys website at obssales.com http://www.obssales.com/>. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5 4 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior 000ACYT 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000A1LU GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 000A7TJ 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 4 6 5 4 6 2 9 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! C r a y c o n s t @ m s n c o m C r a y c o n s t @ m s n c o m Crayconst@msn.com OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 1 6 x 7 1 6 x 7 16 x 7 S L I D I N G G A R A G E S L I D I N G G A R A G E SLIDING GARAGE S C R E E N D O O R S C R E E N D O O R SCREEN DOOR $ 6 9 5 $ 6 9 5 $ 695 ONSTRUCTION RAY R A Y RAY C C C C C C O N S T R U C T I O N ONSTRUCTION CRC058138 Starting at A c r y l i c & G l a s s W i n d o w s A c r y l i c & G l a s s W i n d o w s Acrylic & Glass Windows 000A7BI AIRPORT SERVICE Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 0009JDF 000AD9O LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 0009FKZ 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS is discovered through worshiping together 711187 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Winter Special Will waive service call with repairs. Offering freeze protection for your irrigation system and backflow preventor. Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Call for details! 000A82F CLEANING SERVICES L E T U S L E T U S LET US S H O W Y O U S H O W Y O U SHOW YOU H O W H O W HOW I T S D O N E I T S D O N E ITS DONE C L E A N I N G C L E A N I N G CLEANING T h a t i s T h a t i s That is 10 Years experience References Available 352-301-6214 000A914 LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Painting Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger 0 0 0 A C Z 9 PAINTING A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich 40 Years Experience Interior and Exterior Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Free Furniture Moving Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 SCREENING 000AADF 000ABON PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial K ELLEAN K AI T RUESDELL J D ., LL M LL.M. ~ Masters Degree in Estate Planning / University of Miami School of Law (352) 873-4141 Wills, Pour-Over Wills, Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts, Health & Financial Powers of Attorney, The Truesdell Living Will, Pre-Need Guardian Affidavits, DNRs, Trust Funding & Administration, Probate, Guardianship, Asset Protection, Medicaid Qualification for Health Care, Recent Law Changes, and more. 000ADID F LORIDA E STATE P LANNING D OCUMENTS A SSET P ROTECTION AND M ANAGEMENT B REAKFAST W ORKSHOP W EDNESDAY F EBRUARY 8, 2012 10:00 AM R ESERVATIONS R EQUIRED N O C OST N O O BLIGATION Kellean Kai Trusdell, J.D., LL.M Attorney & Counselor at Law KELLEANTRUESDELL.COM The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, FL 34482 Quail Meadow January has turned into a month of good eating F riday the 13th was not an unlucky day for the women of Quail Meadow. This was the first ladies luncheon of the New Year. There were 30 of us who stuffed ourselves at the Braised Onion the newly opened restaurant on N.E. 25th Avenue (next to the Elks Club). I heard nothing but rave reviews of the food; especially the various soups. The restaurant was an excellent choice for the luncheon. Check your QM Reporter for the location of the February luncheon. Next on the eating agenda was the January potluck dinner at the clubhouse. About 50 residents gathered on Monday night for an evening of eating and visiting. We have excellent cooks here in Quail Meadow. Pat Tobins Saltine Cracker Candy was a big hit with everyone. The 50/50 drawing was won by Jim and Carolyn Carlson. After enjoying all the good food, many of us stayed and visited for the evening. It was a very pleasant time enjoyed by all. If you see Carol Sjogren smiling more these days its because her daughter is here. Bill and Carols daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Tony Colella, purchased a home here in Quail Meadow and have joined the community. We welcome them, along with all other new residents, to our community. The next eating event at the clubhouse will be a spaghetti dinner on Feb. 13. Tickets, for a $5 donation, can be purchased from Charlotte Payne and Kathy Voss. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 8. Many of you have been asking if we are having a horse race this year. The answer is yes. It will be in March. There will be more on this later. Please, please, please if you are out walking at night use a flashlight and/or wear reflective clothing. Our streets are very dark and it is hard to see you. Carolyn Slocumb Ladies luncheon Ladies luncheon Ladies luncheon Potluck at the clubhouse Left to right Tony Colella, Bonnie Colella, Carol Sjogren, Bill Sjogren (this is the family mentioned in the article). Wednesday, Jan. 25 Public bingo at the Moose Every Wednesday, bingo begins at 12:45 p.m. with opportunities to win big! Try your luck, meet new friends while supporting the Moose and its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome with a variety of lunch specials. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.Friday, Jan. 27 High Twelve Club meetsThe Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold a luncheon and meeting on Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dave Schlenker, columnist for the Ocala Star Banner. Following the meeting, we will have a buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person. All Master Masons and guests are invited. Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854 9612 for reservations or further information. Saturday, Jan. 28 Camellia show scheduled The Ocala Camellia Society will present its annual camellia show on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. The Annual Ocala Camellia Society Camellia Show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States. On Jan. 28, you are invited to enter blooms from 7 to 10 a.m. Judging will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 or 1 p.m. The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out. For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page. Moose Golf TournamentTeams are being organized for a golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Moose Lodge and its charitable endeavors. A shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Prizes and awards for all participants followed by a chicken feast. This event is for members, friends and qualified signed up guests. For pricing and more information call Joe Edel at 352-237-1485. Happenings Parents wishing to enroll their students in public schools outside their zoned attendance areas must apply for student reassignment for the 2012-13 school year by Friday, April 13. Late applications are not eligible and will not be accepted. Applications may be picked up at any public school guidance office or at the Marion County Public Schools District Office, 512 S.E. 3rd St., Ocala. Most requests will not be processed until this summer. Reassignment approval is not guaranteed, and as indicated on the application some reassignment requests require appropriate documentation as proof, including those for medical and safety reasons. Transfers may also be made for diversity reasons. Parents should read the request form completely and provide all required documentation to support their requests. Incomplete forms may not be processed. Because of state-mandated class size limits, reassignments may be turned down for lack of space in the grade requested. In such cases, the district may seek available space at nearby schools if the request is valid. For more information, please contact the Student Reassignment Office at 352-671-7747. Out-of-area school requests being accepted Congrats colt tops OBS winter mixed sale finale Ocala, Fl. Hip No. 328, a yearling colt by Congrats consigned by Strouds Lane Farm LLC, went to Bortolazzo Stable, LLC for $90,000 to top the Open session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Companys 2012 Winter Mixed Sale. The chestnut colt is out of Summer School, by Royal Academy, a half sister to graded stakes winner Mud Route. Hip No. 473, a Two Step Salsa colt consigned by Get Away Farm, Agent, was sold to Summerfield, Agent, for $50,000. The dark bay or brown colt is out of Haute Monde, by Malabar Gold, a half sister to graded stakes placed Ellwood and Jake. Hip No. 483, a filly by City Zip consigned by Beth Bayer, Agent, went to H. H., Agent for $45,000. The chestnut filly is out of Iron Red, by Brief Ruckus, a half sister to graded stakes winner Si Si Sezyou. Norman Hendry went to $32,000 for Hip No. 393, Hot Dixie Storm, a filly by High Cotton consigned by Summerfield (Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck), Agent. The dark bay or brown filly is out of Breaking Storm, by Stormy Atlantic, a half sister to stakes winner Peace Symbol. For the session, 174 horses grossed $1,316,300 compared with 192 horses selling for a total of $ 917,600 last year. The average price of $7,565 was a 58.3 percent increase from $4,779 in 2011 while the median price of $4,850 increased 70.2 percent from $2,850. The buyback percentage was 26.0 percent; it was 31.7 percent a year ago. For Tuesdays Consignor Preferred session, 71 horses grossed $1,267,000 compared with 117 horses bringing a total of $1,458,400 at the corresponding session in 2011. The average price was $17,845, up 43.2 percent from $12,465 a year ago, while the median price was $15,000, up 66.7 percent from $9,000 in 2011. The buyback percentage was 29 percent; it was 28.2 percent last year. For the Horses of Racing Age section, 74 horses sold for a total of $1,033,200, averaging $13,962 with a $6,500 median price. The buyback percentage was 25.3 percent. Next on the OBS agenda is the March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 and 14. The Under Tack Show is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9. The OBS Day of Champions races will be run on Monday, March 12. Complete OBS Sales results are available shortly after the conclusion of each session at the companys website at obssales.com http://www.obssales.com/>. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com.

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O n Wednesday, Jan 11 in the Clubhouse, residents of the Fairfield Village community had an informal meeting with the new Regional Manager of Sales and Operations for Solstice Communities. Ron Achille met with a group of interested (and inquisitive) neighbors who had a number of pertinent questions to ask. Achille is responsible for Fairfield Village and nine other communities operated by Solstice. He stressed that the company is interested in the long term growth and proper management of all the properties, and he assured the interested group that all questions and requests would receive the expected concern. There would be answers/responses forthcoming either immediately or upon the study of the situations. Nothing would go unnoticed all would receive a response. One thing that he reiterated that has been said before was that there will continue to be an open door policy we are partners and we need to work together. Peggy Sluss, local manager, thanked Achille for his time and commitment to the good relationship which all of the Fairfield Villagers want to maintain. A follow-up (of sorts) happened when the HOA met on Thursday, Jan.19. President Bart Rich commented on the positive attitude that we have seen demonstrated by management and how very few concerns have been noted lately. Rich mentioned that Anchille had contacted him to pass along the fact that the company is checking into the questions concerning the sound system in the clubhouse, some additional maintenance to the pool, and some efforts at providing some kind of noise reduction that might help with the billiards room. For now and the foreseeable future, things look very encouraging for the people of Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 6 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point T ime for my regular rant about voting in Florida, and it's not what you might think. I go against supervisors of elections, editors and, yes, even some publishers with my election opinions. I received my sample ballot for next week's Republican Presidential Primary last Saturday. It had all the usual stuff, including all the presidential candidates who have dropped out of the race since the ballot was printed. But there was something else that drives me crazy. It said that early voting had started, and it gave a list of early voting sites. I have never voted early, and I never will. I have no idea what happens to my votes when I cast them early and they sit there for 10 days before suddenly emerging to be counted. I don't want my vote lost in oblivion somewhere I want it to count. For years and years we got along without early voting we can do so now. Don't give me this stuff about making it available to more people. There have been absentee ballots. available for years, and they still are. If you can't be here on Election Day, get an absentee ballot. Yes, I want everyone who is eligible to vote, but only on Jan. 31. Another rule that's posted on the sample ballot is the one that requires all voters to produce a photo ID and signature ID at the polls to be eligible to vote. For most people, that's a simple thing called a driver's license. And if for some reason you're not driving, it's easy to get a Florida ID card. Why do people have a problem with that? It's got nothing to do with the various discrimination claims that some people make. It has everything to do with preventing election fraud. What's really interesting is that it says you must have the photo ID even if the poll workers know you. That's just another safety move to prevent cronyism, dead people voting, etc. So get ready to get out there on Jan. 31, if you're eligible, and cast your ballot. Your vote counts I think. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352-854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Early votes? I want mine to count Public radio, TV need support P ublic radio listeners laugh about driveway moments when youve arrived at your destination but sit there with the car radio on, so engrossed in the story youre unable to tear yourself away. There just arent many similar stories about commercial radio. Public radio and public TV, as well offers the type of quality, in-depth programming unavailable elsewhere. That focus on content is due in part to its public-private support format. At the national level, there is ongoing discussion about de-funding public broadcasting. In Florida, after more than 30 years, its now a reality: in 2011 Gov. Rick Scott vetoed almost $4.8 million in state funding approved by the Legislature for public radio and TV stations. Stations budgets have long included other funding sources, but not sufficient to make up the loss without changes to format, services or structure. They include listener/viewer memberships, corporate and foundation grants, university affiliations, and underwriting fees. Underwriting is similar to commercial broadcastings advertising, but Federal Communications Commission rules prohibit mentioning prices, offering inducements to buy, issuing calls to action or making qualitative claims. Underwriting is intended to identify supporters, not specifically to promote companies, products or services. There are several sides to this, of course. National Public Radio, for example, has been accused of bias from both liberal and conservative camps. Government funding also presents a concern for those who are suspicious that the relationship between broadcasters and the governments that help support them is too close, too simpatico. Fair criticisms, all. However, think about societal benefits. Studies by two national, bipartisan polling firms rank the Public Broadcasting System as Americas most trusted institution. Public radio and TV stations offer a living laboratory for university-based journalism students, as well as classroom extensions for both traditional and homeO ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Coach or players, brains or no brains? Well, the Denver Broncos have now finished their season. So now we can stop jumping on Tim Tebows back. Tebow time is on hold until next year. Lets hope he has better coaches by then. It seems as if when Denver doesnt win its Tebows fault. Conversely if they do win, Tebows a hero. Neither is right. Now, right up front I am not nor will I be a Florida fan, except where Tebow is concerned as he was a recruit of Ron Zooks. Urban Meyer is pathetic. Being from Ohio, Im afraid Ive supported my last Ohio State team until Meyer is gone, which may not be too long as hell probably get sick again. Poor baby! But, to the more serious side of this article. Football players and coaches can not be construed as being in the top 70 percent of those with intelligence. Ive said before, I had a professor in college who told his class that average, as in having a C is not too bright, and was he right. Just listen to the grammar of football players whove turned analysts as well as coaches and players themselves and youll get my point. When you have a preponderance of football players, who dont finish college, what can you expect? But, more to the point, it was put forward in the media, that so went Tebow, so went the Broncos. Wrong! So went the coaching staff, so went the Broncos. John Fox was a so-so coach with the Carolina Panthers, and hes not doing too well at Denver. Last week John Elway said to let Tebow go and do his thing, they did and they won. But in the game against New England, from the first down utilizing a play up the middle, we knew this was going to be a long night and so it was. At 12:23 in the 4th quarter, and down by 32, Denver ran the ball up the middle 76 percent of the time. Whos at fault? John Fox and the offensive coordinator. Tebow has not yet earned the right to call his own plays. Thats left to the more experienced coaches. If John Elway had any sense, he would get rid of his entire coaching staff and start over. The offensive and defensive lines were pathetic. What would have happened to Denver if Jim Harbaugh was the coach? Win! Every, and I mean every, sports analyst on ESPN, CBS, FOX and NBC made fun and wisecracks about Tim Tebow. Now that hes away from Florida I can see he will have a bright future. Sure hes not in the mold of the old guy way thinking of quarterbacks and many of those quarterbacks are putting him down. As I said before, I liked Tebow when he was with Florida but now let him blossom into his place in football history. If he doesnt, it wont be his fault. Ill bet if they let him call his own plays next year, they will go 12-4 at the very least. But folks, its coaches, coaches, coaches. Clean house in Denver, bring in John Gruden, and away we go. Bill Ford Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. 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. 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S addlewood Elementary Schools library was the recipient of 15 decorated bags that included a book and activities to go with the story. School principal, Cheryl Laffey and librarian, Linda Grant accepted the books for the school. The idea for this wonderful creation came from the Leisure Arts Club. The following members of the Leisure Arts Club made the bags. They are Chris Bargovic, Annette Desormey, Diane Sheets, Paula Forte, Jan Kennedy, Joanne Novak and Nancy Ko. Each woman took a book and decorated the bag to look like the cover of their book. Some of the books included If you give a Mouse a Cookie, The Keeping Quilt, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Giving Tree. Teachers will be able to check out these books in a bag from the library and do the activities with their class. The Crafts of the Mind Book Club collected approximately 600 books from the residents of Stone Creek. They then sold these books at the Fall Festival. The unsold books were donated to the Salvation Army in Ocala. The money made from the sale of the books was $247 and this money was donated to the Leisure Arts Club to purchase the childrens books that were placed in the bags. Millie DAguanno, then president of Leisure Arts accepted the donation from the Book Club at their meeting on Oct. 18. Here we had two clubs coming together to help a local elementary school. Saddlewood was the recipient of these books because Corey Goss, a Stone Creek resident teaches at the school. Millie is hoping that the two clubs can work together this year to make more books for another local elementary school. Millie is planning on giving a workshop for grandparents to make bags to give to their grandchildren. Be on the outlook for this workshop. Don Hunt of the Veterans Club sends his thanks and appreciation to the residents of Stone Creek for the food donated to the food drive which ended on Jan. 16. This food will be donated to the Interfaith Agency to help the needy in Ocala. Upcoming at the Stone Creek Grille: Winter High Tea is planned for Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 352-291-2140 for reservations. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 25, 2012 7 2 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. 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After last years action, Florida public radio and TV stations evaluated offerings to see what can be dropped or modified. There have been service changes and layoffs. Certainly its not over yet. So where does this leave us? The state Legislature over time had been reducing funding, and its a good idea for public broadcasting to gradually wean itself from receiving public monies while retaining its service model. But the governors coldturkey approach could drive some stations out of business. We all should support public broadcasting however we can. That might mean investing in membership (just think: a mere 30 cents for every Floridian would make up the loss). It could be urging your company to become an underwriter. It could be participating in fundraiser golf tournaments or other events that some stations say theyre resorting to this year. And of course, if the state Legislature again includes funding for public broadcasting, as it did last year, you can let Gov. 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Saturday, Jan. 28 Car show scheduled The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 145 Marion County will be holding its annual car show Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Market of Marion, 12888 S.E. U.S. Highway 441, Belleview. Admission is free. Car registration is $20. Vendor space available. For information, call 352-236-3069.Rally for Life scheduled Rally for Life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. in front of Ocala City Hall, 151 S.E. Osceola Ave. Parking is available all around the building and in government parking lots. In the past this rally was held on the Square, but this year has been moved to City Hall. Keynote Speakers will be Sisters of Life from New York, on the The Dignity of the Human Person and Building a Culture of Life.Sunday, Jan. 29 Joy night at Christs Church Join other Ocala area churches for an evening of traditional and contemporary music and worship through congregational singing of praise songs, solos and ensembles. Coffee and cookies follows. Everyone is invited. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th Street, off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org. INDEX Fairfield..............3 Quail Meadow......4 OBS Sales............5 Opinion................6 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 43 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY25, 2012 Stone Creek Page 2 Happenings Page 4 8 Wednesday, January 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Famous Recipe Chicken NOW OPEN SW S.R. 200 in front of Walmart Next to Bob Evans 236-5337 Try our convenient drive-thru. Coupons good at all Ocala locations. $ 4 49 000ABRG Limit 2 Exp. 2/3/12 2 JUMBO BREAST STRIPS 1 SIDE & BISCUIT 3 PC. OVEN ROASTED BREAST, THIGH, LEG OR BREAST, THIGH, WING 3-Piece WHOLE WING SNACK $ 3 49 2 PC. 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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 000AC09 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 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. 000ACVM 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 D i f f e r e n t Theres Something Different T o L o o k F o r w a r d T o To Look Forward To. 711186WEST MARIONMESSENGER 000ABQO 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank You for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Sale on all Trojan Batteries 6-V Power Trans only $ 479 6-V T605 only $ 499 8-V T875 only $ 599 12-V T1275 only $ 629 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS We Make Deals! Free Pick-up within 10 miles Starting at $ 4,995 COME TAKE A DRIVE!Utility 4x4 Utility 4x4 and gas and gas available available Back seat only $ 449 2012 Club Car 000A68I Stone to run for state office M arion County Commissioner Charlie Stone has filed his papers and publicly announced his candidacy for State Representative in District 22. Stone is the Chairman of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners and represents District 5. He was elected in 2004 and reelected in 2008. As a commissioner, he says he has advocated tirelessly for lower taxes, less regulation, and fiscal restraint. In a news release, Stone says he has also been a leader on economic development issues, working with the chambers of commerce and the economic development commission to bring more and better-paying jobs to Marion County. Stone is a proven conservative and a leader that the people of our community can trust, said fellow County Commissioner Stan McClain. Charlie Stone has been a friend to our small businesses, to our seniors and veterans, and to me personally. I am looking forward to working with him as a State Representative with the same enthusiasm that I worked with him while we have served together on the County Commission. Stone is also a member of the Ocala-Marion County Chamber of Commerce and has been a long-time resident and business leader of Marion County. Under the most probable scenarios, the re-districting process will cause a vacancy in the District 22 seat, creating an opportunity for Commissioner Stone to serve in Tallahassee. As a county commissioner, I have fought to keep government lean and taxes low, and we have set the table for a Marion County economic recovery that is ahead of the rest of the state, said Commissioner Stone. As a state representative, I want to take those same principles of fiscal restraint to Tallahassee and work to bring jobs and prosperity back not just to my home area but also the entire state. Floridas best days are just around the corner. Books and volunteers needed for Goodwill Preschool Literacy Program Help bring the joy of reading to children who may not otherwise have books in their lives. A drive to collect books for Goodwills BookWorks preschool literacy program starts Feb. 1 and runs through March 14. Please consider donating new or like-new books for children ages 2 through 5, or volunteering for the program. Throughout the year, volunteers for Goodwills BookWorks program read to children at Head Start centers and then present each child with a personalized book to take home. Last year, the program put more than 31,000 books into the hands of preschool children from needy families. To donate books, attach a note indicating they are For BookWorks and drop them off at any GoodwillSuncoast store or donation site in Marion, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando or Polk counties. For store and donation site locations, visit www.goodwill-suncoast.orghttp://www.goodwill-suncoast.org/> or call toll-free 888-279-1988. To volunteer for BookWorks, call Goodwill Community Relations at 888-279-1988, ext. 1013 or 1976. Annual book drive starts Feb. 1 Charlie Stone Firefighters honored On Saturday, Jan. 14, five members from Ocala Fire Rescue received awards for saving a life. The firefighters were recognized for their professionalism and quick response to a medical emergency in 2011. After arriving on scene, they performed CPR and administered advanced life saving procedures which resulted in the citizen being successfully resuscitated. The patient was later discharged from the hospital. Shown receiving the award are Fire Equipment Operator Gary Hamilton, Firefighter Alex Sada and Firefighter Michael Lipphardt. Also honored but not present for the photo were Capt. Marvin Davis and Firefighter Ken Thomas Sr. T he Home Instead Senior Care office serving Marion County has announced the Salute to Senior ServiceSM program to honor senior volunteers for the tireless contributions they make to their local communities. The program will include a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and culminate with the selection of a national Salute to Senior Service winner during Older Americans Month in May. Nominees must be 65 years of age or older and volunteer at least 15 hours a month. Nominations will be accepted at www.SalutetoSeniorService.com through March 15. Nomination forms also can be requested at ckoehler@homeinsteadinc.com. State Senior Hero winners will receive plaques, and their stories will be posted on the SalutetoSeniorService.com website. In addition, $5,000 will be donated to the national winners nonprofit charity of choice. According to research conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care network, 52 percent of seniors volunteer their time through unpaid community service. Nearly 20 percent (one in five) of seniors surveyed started volunteering when they reached the traditional age of retirement 65 or older. Furthermore, 20 percent of seniors who volunteer say that their community service is the most important thing they do. Helping others defines life for many local retired seniors, said Jim Samuelson owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Marion County. And what a difference we have observed in seniors health, attitude and outlook among those who choose to stay active as they age. Dr. Erwin Tan, director of the Senior Corps, a national organization that links more than 400,000 Americans 55 and older to service opportunities, agrees. The one thing that I hear constantly from the seniors in our programs is that volunteering gives them a purpose in life they say that its the reason they get up in the morning. In addition, its a great way for them to learn new things whether a skill or just something about an issue in which they have an interest, Tan said. Volunteering is just a great way to expand their horizons and feel like theyre still a valuable part of their community. For more information about the Salute to Senior Service program or Home Instead Senior Care, please call (352) 622-6447 The Home Instead Senior Care network completed 600 telephone interviews with seniors age 65 and older in the U.S. who currently volunteer their time through unpaid community service. The sampling error is +/-4.0% at a 95 percent confidence level. Search on for states outstanding senior volunteers READ THE CLASSIFIEDS HAPPENINGS