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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 02-01-2012
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INDEX Quail Meadow......4 Puzzles................8 Fairfield Village11 Classifieds........11 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 44 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 Happenings Page 3 Rally for Life Page 7 12 Wednesday, February 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ACIE THE ONLY FACTORY CLUB CAR AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVING YOU IN S.W. MARION COUNTY Friendship Center Golf Cars SALES, SERVICE & ACCESSORIES 8441 S.W. Hwy. 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481 352-854-2060 Mon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm AUTHORIZED DEALER 2012 Gold Standard Club Car New Factory Body Not Painted All Lights & Turn Signals New 8 Volt Batteries New DOT Tires Fold Down Windshield Rear View Mirrors Automatic Charger 2 Year Factory Warranty $ 5,995 00 New 2012 Club Car Precedent Champion Series New Factory Body All Lights & Turn Signals Speed Upgrade 19.2 10 Aluminum Wheels and New DOT Tires Fold Down Windshield Rear View Mirrors Sand Bucket w/Scoop 6 Pack Cooler Automatic Charger 4 Year Factory Warranty PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF 3 Speed Fan 3 Door Dash Battery Fill System 1st Yr. Tune-Ups 2011 Demo Clearance Club Car Precedent Build your own STARTING AT AN UNBELIEVABLE LOW $ 4,795 00 WITH FACTORY WARRANTY Plus 10% Off All Upgrades and Accessories Head/Tail Lights Fold Down Windshield Rear View Mirror Sweater Basket Standard Speed PRESENT AD LIMITED QUANTITY T605, 6 Volt $ 525 00 P2000 6 Volt $ 475 00 T875, 8 Volt $ 615 00 T1275, 12 Volt $ 625 00 T105, 6 Volt $ 585 00 Ask about our full line of Utility & Rough Terrain Vehicles Prices Include Sales Tax & EPA BATTERIES INSTALLATION AT YOUR HOME $ 8,895 00 Starting At GIFT BASKET GIVEAWAY Come in to register No purchase necessary Winner announced 3/1/12 By Jim Clark E DITOR Last Thursday evening in Macon, Ga., Allen Golson, CEO of Coliseum Health System, spoke at his companys awards banquet. This was to be his final speech as CEO, since he had accepted a position as CEO of Ocala Health Systems, including Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital. At the dinner, he praised his wife for her support and praised health system workers. He received a standing ovation from the crowd of about 200. Friday morning, he and his wife, Carol, boarded his twin-engine six-seat Cessna to fly to Ocala. He told friends they were coming to Ocala to look at some real estate. But as his plane circled to the south end of Ocala International Airport and made its final approach, something went terribly wrong. As it approached 38th Street, the plane, witnesses said, suddenly veered to the left, possibly to avoid hitting the buildings on the north side of the street, and crashlanded in a field, catching fire upon impact. Allen Golson, 55, was killed. His wife, Carol, 52, was pulled from the wreckage by nearby workers and survived. They were the only people on board. The crash site is a short distance south of the airport, just southeast of the Ocala Regional Sportsplex, a little over a mile east of West Port High School and just over a mile north-northwest of Fairfield Village and The Centers on 60th Avenue. The Macon Telegraph reported that investigators found that the landing gear was retracted, or in the up position, not Plane crash claims life of hospital CEO PHOTOS COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEThe doomed plane lies in a field off Southwest 38th Street. Below, the photo shows the proximity of the crash site to businesses on the other side of the street. down as you would expect from a plane about to land. The paper also said that the investigation showed that Carol was seated near the rear of the plane, not in the cockpit. Golson had been in contact with the tower at OIA, indicating that he was on final approach. According to officials, he gave no indication of any trouble on board. The Golsons had been married for 30 years after meeting at the University of Alabama. They had no children, but other relatives were in Ocala on Saturday to visit the crash site. The wreckage was taken to Gainesville on Saturday where the investigation will continue. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKCamellia show The Camellia Show at the Pioneer Garden Club Saturday produced the best in show, above, from a couple in Tallahassee. Below, the display table that greeted those arriving for the show. Marion Woods retirement community, 1661 S.E. 31st St. S.E. in Ocala, invites local veterans and the general public to a remembrance of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. Iwo Jima, site of the famous flagraising photo by Joe Rosenthal, was a pivotal one-month battle between the United States and Japan during World War II. February marks the 67th anniversary. Complimentary refreshments will be provided during the remembrance. The community is also hosting a free veterans benefits seminar to educate local veterans and surviving spouses, who may be unaware that their wartime service could qualify them to receive up to $2,019 per month through the Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance program. The purpose of the seminar is to offer details about the history of Aid and Attendance, outline the requirements to qualify for this tax-free benefit, and inform applicants about the needed documentation. Aid and Attendance is one of the VAs most overlooked available benefits. Space is limited so guests are asked to RSVP by calling Marion Woods at 352-671-1700. Marion Woods is one of Holiday Retirements more than 300 Independent Retirement Living communities throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, call 352-671-1700. www.holidaytouch.com Iwo Jima remembrance scheduled for next Tuesday The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring to more than 2,200 veterans whose personal information, including Social Security numbers, was posted on Ancestry.com following the mistaken release of data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). VA places the highest priority upon safeguarding the personal information of our Veterans, said Jerry L. Davis, VAs chief information security officer. When lapses occur, we will immediately take prompt remedial action, such as notification. The family history website, which provides access to genealogical and historical information, had requested information from VA about deceased veterans. Under FOIA, VA is obligated to release requested records upon written request unless they may be withheld. Therefore, VA provided the website with the data on March 18, 2011. On Dec. 13, 2011, after the information had been posted on the history website, VA learned that it included data about some living veterans because some of the death reports provided to the website were inaccurate. Fortunately, no personal health information was included in this data release, Davis said. Ancestry.com has worked with us and immediately removed all the information that we had supplied them. There is no indication personally identifiable information of any veteran has been misused. However, VA is still notifying all potentially affected veterans so they can be vigilant and take steps to protect against identity theft. VA is also offering VA accidentally releases living vets data Please see VETS Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 1, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, February 1, 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. Todays New Ads AUCTION! 9.68 AC. IN OXFORD! Thurs, 2/9 @ 11am. All Proceeds Benefit Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches! www.flarealestateauctions.com. Online & absentee bidding available. AB1705AU2272. Call Greg Lord of Homes to Ranches Realty at (352) 266-6180. 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 Medical Residential SA T ech Pool The Centers is seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs -Pool (as needed) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. Salary $9.25-$9.75/hr plus 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify.Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters. us Trades/ Skills JOB F AIR February 8th 10AM -2PMCANDLER HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 8143 SW 90th T err Rd. POSITIONS INCLUDE: CABLE INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER WAIT STAFF & BARTENDERS COOKS TICKET AGENT GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LICENSED SPRAY TECHNICIAN Come find your place in the World!DFWP/EOE Trades/ Skills JOB F AIR February 8th 10AM -2PMCANDLER HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 8143 SW 90th T err Rd. POSITIONS INCLUDE: CABLE INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER WAIT STAFF & BARTENDERS COOKS TICKET AGENT GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LICENSED SPRAY TECHNICIAN Come find your place in the World!DFWP/EOE Wanted to Buy Ca$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 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. 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/Homeby 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 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond or not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Somebody else wants it! Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? Vehicles Wanted Certified Service 000AF9B SULLIVAN SULLIVAN FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS 4000 SW College Rd. OCALA 352-620-0008 4040 SW College Rd. OCALA 352-732-4700 SULLIVAN BUICK-GMC SULLIVAN CADILLAC FREE CAR WASH w/any service 10% OFF CABIN FILTERS FREE TIRE ROTATION w/any oil change Local competitors ad/written estimate or Internet quote, including freight charges, for identical tire(s) required during guarantee period for price match. Must present ad at time of write up. Offer valid at participating dealers through 2/29/12 $ 169 95 Transmission Flush Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 $ 70 00 Up To OFF One Service Or Repair $ 50$ 99 . . . . . . . . . $ 10 Off $ 100$ 199 . . . . . . $ 15 Off $ 200$ 299 . . . . . . $ 30 Off $ 300$ 399 . . . . . . $ 40 Off $ 400$ 499 . . . . . . $ 70 Off Fuel Injector Service Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 $ 109 95 REG. $ 139 95 FUEL SAVING! Oil Change & Filter $ 19 95 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/20/12 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon t time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 Synthetic Oil Change $ 59 95 Our Gift To You Free Tire Rotation With Oil Change Front Wiper Blades GOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 13.98 PAIR BETTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 28.77 PAIR BEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 48.88 PAIR FREE INSTALLATION! Must present coupon at time of write up. See advisor for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR WIPERS LATELY? Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 Fairfield Village T he local news at noon today said Its April in January in central Florida! Well, my response is All seasons are wonderful when you live in a great community. We all know that the weather can change on a dime, as the old saying goes, but in Fairfield Village most people just enjoy each day and revel in the gorgeous weather that we have most of the time. I walked outside just now and saw growing in my own yard, plants that are normally associated with each individual season back in my home area of northwest Georgia. Granted, the tomato plant is in a pot, but it decided to come back to life from last summer. When or how? Who knows? But for sure, I did not buy new tomatoes to plant in January. Then, there is the beautiful purple plant (Im horticulturally challenged with names of plants) which definitely attracts the butterflies. The Impatiens (I know that one) survived when we covered them during the freezing temperatures. My Poinsettia, planted in the yard last year after being enjoyed all during the holidays, is blooming now although it is a very small plant. The same is true of my Chrysanthemums who have now shown beautiful little baby yellow blooms. Baby plants, like baby children, are adorable. We are so blessed to live in such a pleasant part of this great country of ours. I look around and see basically all 4 seasons represented in my small garden area. What joy! With the Almighty providing us with so much beauty, it is evident that it is a blessing to be a part of Central Florida and Fairfield Village. All seasons are wonderful in Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal The gorgeous purple plant is an attraction for the butterflies. The fall is usually the time for mums, but we can enjoy them year round. Last years potted Poinsettia is becoming a beautiful addition to the outdoor garden. The little Impatiens survived the cold and look very springy!

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 1, 2012 3 10 Wednesday, February 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 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 0009JDF 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 000AF9E AIRPORT SERVICE Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 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 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 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 is discovered through worshiping together 711187 GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 000AG5C 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 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 OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. 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 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! 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 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 000AFPI 000AB90 For Peace of Mind Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated CALL MICHAEL PEACE REALTOR (352) 789-3518 Cell (352) 854-9717 Office (352) 547-2857 E-Fax mpeace@ellisonrealty.com www.ellisonrealty.com/michaelpeace ELLISON REALTY, INC. 7621 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala, FL 34476 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000A6WT 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 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000AEKV A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000A9SB Check us out at F P C O c a l a o r g FPCOcala.org o r c a l l 3 5 2 6 2 9 7 5 6 1 and well snailmail or call 352-629-7561 or email you our current newsletter! Four Sunday Services year-round; and very friendly and mission-minded too! When we retired to Ocala from Ohio and began looking for a church, we wanted to keep experiencing babies being baptized, childrens choirs, teenagers being confirmed, and youth Sundays! Now, weve found everything we were looking for and more at First Presbyterian Church in the historic district of Downtown Ocala! C h u r c h S h o p p i n g ? Church Shopping? 000AF8L Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000ADPO MUSEUM EYECARE CANADIAN MEDS 000AFPY Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. 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 000ACFV credit monitoring for one year at no charge to every veteran whose name was mistakenly released and posted on the history website. FOIA requires federal agencies to disclose requested records unless they may be withheld under specific statutory exemptions. Under FOIA, VA was obligated to provide the website with the name, social security number, date of birth, date of death, military branch assignments, and the dates of entry on active duty and release from active duty for deceased veterans. VA has launched an effort to determine why inVETScontinued from Page 1 formation about living veterans was included in a database about deceased veterans. The error did not affect the VA benefits of any veteran. VA is committed to protecting veterans personal information and to improving information processing to avoid erroneous data. Veterans who believe they may have been affected by this incident who have not been notified by VA may verify whether their information was involved by writing to: Department of Veterans Affairs, OIT Privacy Officer (005R1A), 810 Vermont Ave., NW Washington DC 20420, (Attn: Garnett Best). Affected veterans can request a free credit report for one year from one or more of the three national credit bureaus by calling 1877-322-8228 or by visiting http://www.annualcreditreport.com. Information about this and other protections, including placing a fraud alert on credit accounts, is available by calling the Federal Trade Commission at its toll free number, 1-877-4384338, or by visiting its website, http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/m icrosites/idtheft/index.html. Happenings Wednesday, Feb. 1 Public bingo at the Moose Every Wednesday, bingo is played at the Moose to benefit the Lodge's Charity endeavors. Early bird starts at 12:45 p.m. with a variety of lunch specials. Come try your luck at big winnings. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352854-2200. Thursday, Feb. 2 Concert at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p. m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.Friday, Feb. 3 Sheriffs Office sells ribs for United WayMarion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Judge Cochran at 352-368-3594 or Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 4 Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 8732276 Gentle Chair Yoga continuesGentle Chair Yoga will continue Feb. 4 and 11 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Freedom Public Library. It is excellent for anyone with limited mobility. Call Ingrid Crane for further info at 352-854-7950. Willie Nelson at Circle SquareMusic icon and winner of 25 Grammy, CMA and American Music Awards Willie Nelson comes to the Circle Square Cultural Center! Willies popular hits such as Mama Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, On The Road Again, Always On My Mind and many more classics are ageless songs that span generations. With his brilliant 6 decade career that speaks volumes of his musics relevance and performance power, the 75 year old Willie Nelson continues to sell out venues all over the world! Dont miss the legendary Willie Nelson live in concert on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information on the 2012 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Sunday, Feb. 5 Q uartet in concert The Gulf Ridge Quartet will perform during worship at 10:30 a.m. at Living Water Wesleyan Church. A fellowship meal will follow the performance of the quartet. Living Water is at 11120 S.W. County Road 484, just one mile west of State Road 200. Call 352-489-2636 for more info. Thursday, Feb. 9 Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Friday, Feb. 10, Casino trip offered as fundraiser The Ocala 200 Lions Club will be sponsoring a fundraiser to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 10. Cost is $30 per person. Trip includes round-trip transportation and $30 return for free play and lunch vouchers. Gaming tables are available. The bus will leave the Winn-Dixie (Porters) parking lot at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. All proceeds, as always, will be used by the Lions for community projects. There will be no refunds issued unless club is able to resell on waiting list. Deadline: Feb. 1. For more information and to register, call Diane Melnick, 352-861-2730 or E-mail at Melnick8350@aol.com. Wednesday, Feb. 15 World Has Talent auditions setAuditions for the Circle Square Cultural Centers third annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Active adults age 55+ are invited on stage where the top chosen acts will perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, May 5. The chosen contestants will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.Bereavement program set The Widowed Persons Service of Marion County will be giving a six-week support group program beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the First Congregational Church, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The hours are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The group is open to all those who have recently lost a spouse. For questions, please call Marianne at 352-854-2872. Saturday, Feb. 18 Beth Israel hosts games Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com. Congregation Beth Israel is a progressive, liberal, inclusive Jewish community under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. Hospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 12th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Sat., Feb. 18, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, former Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. Horses for Hospice trail ride set 000AF3N Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Ovens Refrigerators Water Heaters Disposals Freezers APPLIANCE SERVICES 000ACRZ The Perfect Valentines Gift One phone call to the Big Sun Barbershop Chorus and youll have a gift shell never forget! We will provide: 2 Love Songs, a Rose and a Personalized Card! 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, February 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 0 0 0 A F 1 W 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 A 8 O T $ 4,995 Starting at 000ADSB 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 Same Day Service Guaranteed 6-V T605 only $ 529 8-V T875 only $ 629 12-V T1275 only $ 629 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS EZ-Go Free Pick-up within 10 miles Utility 4x4 and gas available COME TAKE A DRIVE!2012 Club Car Flip Back Seat only $ 399 starting at $2,950 WALMART Hwy. 200 Ocala 352-291-1467 Crystal River Mall 352-795-1484 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE BC/BS Best of the Best four years in a row FREE PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. EXP 3/1/12 One More Week! BATTERIES 000AFAR HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm REPAIRS MUST PRESENT COUPON. ANY MAKE OR MODEL. HEARING AID REPAIRS $ 79 .95 ONE WEEK ONLY HEARING TEST CLEANING BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID EXPIRES 3/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 000ADF4 000AFF7 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 000ACXG Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting L o o k f o r u s L o o k f o r u s Look for us o n F a c e b o o k o n F a c e b o o k on Facebook 000AE8E EXPIRES 3/4/12 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. Valid All Day All inclusive: 18 holes of golf & golf carts, hotdog lunch special. Including tax. Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com $ 9 9 0 0 $ 99 00 WEEKEND 4 SOME SPECIAL Saturday & Sunday RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000A93F READ THE CLASSIFIEDS Read the classifieds Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb M ark your calendars for Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. This is the next QMRPOA meeting. There will be a special presentation by Detective Bobby Levay of the Marion County sheriffs office. Detective Levay captured the two women who were involved in the attack on one of our residents in the Winn Dixie parking lot. Detective to speak to property owners This attack took place on the morning of Jan. 17 as the shopper was placing her groceries in the trunk of her car. The attackers tried to snatch the womans purse and threatened her with a knife. Fortunately, our resident is OK, but quite upset by this ordeal. The good news is she wasnt injured and the culprits are now in the Marion County jail. Let this be a lesson to all of us to be aware of our surroundings. It seems we are hearing of more and more schemes that are targeting senior citizens. If you receive suspicious phone calls, just hang up and call the sheriffs office to report the incident. One of our residents received a call last week asking for a Social Security number! Never, ever give out this information. Come to the meeting Monday and hear Detective Levay discuss ways we can protect ourselves. Did you know that the Chinese New Year began on Jan. 23? The Chinese calendar is based on the cycles of the moon the beginning of the year begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice. This is the Year of the Dragon. Those born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1985, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012 are considered Dragons. This Friday, Feb. 3, is the First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Come join us for an evening of fellowship with our friends and neighbors. Bring some snacks and have an enjoyable evening. The Orlando area lost The Senator a few weeks ago (I know this doesnt pertain to Quail Meadow, but some of us remember the tree). This was the 118foot tall cypress tree that was a tourist attraction in Big Tree Park, located off U.S. Highway 17 just outside of Longwood. At one time the tree was 165 feet tall, but in 1925 a hurricane took off the top. The tree was estimated to be approximately 3,500 years old, the 5th oldest tree in the world. This was a popular attraction long before Disney World also, there was no charge to enter the park! I remember going there many times with my children and also taking students there on field trips. The Senator burned from the inside out. At first, arson was suspected, but later examinations ruled out this explanation; lightning is now the suspected culprit. The tree collapsed from the fire. Reminder: Feb. 13 is the spaghetti dinner at the clubhouse. Charlotte Payne and Kathy Voss have the tickets. There will be a Food and Clothing Drive on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Ocala Palms Retirement Center for residents only to benefit the Interfaith Emergency Services. The drive will be held from 8 am to 3 pm at the Clubhouse Parking Lot. Sponsored by the Ocala Palms Worship Community. Food, clothing drive set at Ocala Palms Amateur Radio Class to beginA Technician Amateur Radio Class will start Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. for seven weeks at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Management Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The FCC test will be given on March 31, 2012 with a test fee of $15.00, collected on the test day. Manuals will be available to loan to students. This class should prepare you to pass the FCC test and obtain an Amateur Radio Technician License. For more information contact Charles Hensley at 352732-3795 or e-mail KC4Q@arrl.net.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 1, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, February 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AEFQ I have been shopping for years for affordable hearing aids with great technology. Finally was able to get better hearing so I can hear in crowds again! Thank you, NuTech Hearing. John P. WE ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE PLANS. PLEASE CALL... TWO LOCATIONS 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. GULF TO LAKE HWY., INVERNESS 1/2 mile east of Walmart www.nutechhearing.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Lots of mixed signals can create an unreliable situation in which to make decisions. Best advice: Hold off on making any commitments until youre sure you know whats going on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An apparently friendly offer comes with some strings attached. Be careful not to get tied into something you dont really want. Thoroughly examine all your options before making a choice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) If youre not careful, distractions can interrupt your best efforts. Continue to focus on what you need to do. Youll soon have lots of time to enjoy the rewards of your dedication. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Knowledge replaces suspicion as you begin to learn more about that act of betrayal. On a lighter note, someone close to you might be planning a pleasant surprise. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Control your sometimesoveractive jealousy gene before you find yourself saying or doing something that you could later regret. Best advice: Stop obsessing and move on. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Its a good time to loosen up and do something wonderful and exciting before your more reserved nature resurfaces. A message brings news of imminent change. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Cheer up. Things begin to improve significantly by mid-February. However, you might still need help to get through the rest of this sometimes-difficult period. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Something you learned last week takes on new meaning as you begin to relate it to another situation in your life. Its best to keep this matter to yourself for now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your energy level is climbing, and so is your selfconfidence. Good for you, because youll need a good dollop of both to tackle an exciting challenge on the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A family issue might interrupt a career-linked project. Try to give the matter the attention it needs, but be careful not to jeopardize your workplace situation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Some self-doubt shows up this week, causing you to question your ability to handle a new challenge. But you know you can do it, and this is your chance to prove it. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A personal matter requires you to be as clear and forthcoming as possible in order to avoid misunderstandings. A career move is eased with the emergence of new facts. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of reaching people that makes them feel good about themselves. You would be an excellent motivational speaker. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Marion County Public Library Special Events HelpersAre you looking for that short-term volunteer project that has long-term, positive impact on the community? The Marion County Public Library System hosts a number of special programs and events throughout the calendar year and needs volunteers who can assist. Examples of programs and events include the Colossal, Reading, Entertaining Artsy, Teen Event (CREATE), the Fairy Tale Extravaganza and the Summer Library Programming events. Volunteers will help staff prepare for the event, setting up displays, taking registration or a variety of other activities, depending upon the program/event. For volunteers who are looking for a fun, one-time event, with lots of activity and excitement, this is for you. Many events occur on the weekends, while some events do occur during the week. Library events target all age groups from tiny tots to adults! Must be 14 year of age or older to volunteer with Marion County Public Library Systems. Volunteers must also be processed through background screening. Complete orientation to the public library system and its programs, as well as the details for the event will be made available to the volunteer. Each volunteer will have a supervisor and/or staff contact with whom they will work. Marion County Health DepartmentThe Marion County Health Department is looking for a volunteer switchboard operator to work in conjunction with their main switchboard operator. These operators direct calls to appropriate clinic and/or office, take messages when necessary, greets and directs clients to appropriate program staff. Must have a clear background screen. Switchboard of multi-line phone experience is preferred. Minimum commitment of 8 hours per week for 6 months is required. Training will be provided. Please contact Sheila Storlie at 352-629-0137 ext 2104 for additional information. Heart of Florida Health Center Greeter positions are available in the visitor lobby of the dental clinic and in the waiting room. Phone Outreach phone patients to remind them of appointments. Clerical Assistant filing, computer knowledge, and some office experience needed. For additional information on any of these positions please contact Phyllis Silverman at 732-6599. Visitor & Convention BureauGreet visitors, suggest and explain activities and attractions in Marion County. Re-stock brochures and displays. Make gift bags for events in Marion County with direction from volunteer coordinator. Label letters for mail-outs. Friendly and outgoing personality desired. Some knowledge of the area and things to do in Marion County is helpful. Ability to direct, greet and suggest things to visitors. Training is provided. For additional information contact Desi Leibfried at 438-2800/ This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, 291-4444. Volunteers needed throughout Marion County Wildland Task Force to meetThe Marion County Multi-Agency Wildland Task Force, composed of representatives from Marion County Fire Rescue, Florida Forest Service, United States Forest Service, Dunnellon Fire Rescue, Ocala Fire Rescue, Marion County Emergency Management, Marion County Parks and Recreation, Florida State Parks, St. Johns Water Land Management and private land management groups, will hold a meeting to ensure that agencies are informed of communication procedures, potential concerns, available resources and organizational structures with regard to the upcoming wildfire season. The meeting will be Monday, Feb. 6, and 9 a.m. at the Marion County Fire Rescue Headquarters, 2631 S.E. Third St., Ocala. This will be the second meeting this year to plan for the 2012 wildfire season. At the first meeting on Jan. 10, Marion Countys extremely dry conditions were of concern. As such, task force members have encouraged local residents to postpone backyard burning, if possible, and exercise caution with outdoor activities that could lead to wildfires. The group will continue to meet on a regular basis to discuss operational and response levels, as well as educational opportunities. The Task Force was formed following the 1998 wildfire season and meets frequently during peak wildfire dangers to ensure agencies stay informed to minimize the negative effects wildfires have on our community.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, February 1, 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 Questions abound about fatal wreck The victims are still there A mid all the tributes pouring in for former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, amid all the sorrowful vigils after his death last Sunday, amid all the flowers, etc., left for the family, there is one group of people that we feel must be remembered the victims. Paterno was by no means guilty of any physical crimes in the sex abuse scandal which has one of his former assistants charged with abuse of boys, but in Paternos own words, he should have done more. When it was brought to his attention that some sort of improprieties had occurred, he told school superiors, but failed to go any further, especially with the legal reporting of an alleged crime. As a result, the school dismissed the football coach, who had been a part of the college scene for decades. Just a few months later, lung cancer claimed his life. There was no doubt that Paterno was a great football coach his record speaks for itself. But the cloud of the scandal will be over his head as long as the current generation of people lives. Some might disagree, but just look at the record. Remember Woody Hayes, the legendary Ohio State coach? His career ended after the 1978 Gator Bowl when he hit an opposing player in the neck. Despite the adulation of the fans, his school fired him, and to this day thats one of the major things for which he is remembered. Some sentimentalists have used the firing of Paterno to say he died of a broken heart. But lets not kid ourselves. Lung cancer is a serious, progressive disease, and one can be reasonably sure that it did not develop overnight inside the body of the coach, although it wasnt made public until after he was fired. So lets take away a couple of things from this awful situation: first, there were boys who were victims in this case, and we doubt that they or their families are forgetting that in the shadow of Paternos death; second, those who might be susceptible to a disease such as lung cancer should make sure that they get annual tests to try to catch this awful disease early enough to survive; and third, the fact that we lost a great football coach is important to the sports world, but way down the list of priorities. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Class warfare at its best I have never witnessed such a broad attack on our American way of life, our capitalistic system, as now being waged by this administration and the liberal media. Painting the very successful as being the greedy enemy, promoting class warfare, making every effort to divide and conquer and to destroy America as we know it. Remember Obamas pledge to fundamentally change our country without being questioned as to what changes? This is America, the land of opportunity, free enterprise and individual freedom based on our Constitution. We are not a European country, we do not embrace socialism, Marxism, Communism or having a dictatorship. If you want this, move! Put this in the bank, as soon as Romney reveals his income tax forms, he will be attacked for making too much money and paying too little taxes, even though it will show he filed an honest return, paying the taxes due. The tax code permits investors to be taxed at less than the top income tax rate, which is designed to encourage our making investments, risk taking and job creation. Some businesses succeed, some fail, but at least we have the opportunities that no other country in the world offers. Its time we stop screaming the rich dont pay their fair share, the top 10 percent pay most of the taxes. What percent would you say is fair? It will be reported that Romney only pays about 15 percent in taxes, while the average American pays 18 percent, which is an outright lie since the majority of us pay less than 15 percent. Nearly half of us dont pay any income tax, and even though they dont pay a dime, many will get refunds in the thousands of dollars. You can bet they are wanting everyone else to pay more taxes and most will vote for Obama and his view of an entitlement society. Why not, they do not want to do anything to rock the boat, stop the flow of taxpayer money to themselves. We are facing the most important election I have seen in my lifetime, and I began voting for Eisenhower. We are divided as a nation more than I have ever witnessed and a divided Nation will not survive. In November, we will decide which America we want, and it scares me how many now want a big daddy government that will take care of them, not calling for self reliance and responsibility. As I said earlier, if you want that type of country, move! If you do nothing else, study Obamacare carefully, it will destroy America as we know it and will just be the beginning if he is re-elected. Anybody But Obama. God bless America! Wayne Rackley 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. 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Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 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 000A9HZ 000ACTO 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 3/21/12 Expries 3/21/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! Jim Clark Editor M any years ago when I was younger, I used to love driving at night when taking long trips. I always felt that you could see what was coming from a greater distance, and usually most of the people on the road were commercial drivers, in those days people who knew how to drive better than most. But I, and everyone else, have to be grateful that I wasnt on the Interstate early Sunday morning in southern Alachua County. I cant imagine driving down the highway, encountering a virtual blackout of smoke, and realizing too late that there was traffic stopped in front of you. By now everyone realizes there were 20 vehicles involved in that wreck and that, at this writing, at least 10 people died. There were two disturbing news items to come from that crash. First, there is talk that the brush fire in Paynes Prairie that caused all the problems was set by man. There had been no lightning in the area, and, contrary to early reports, there were no controlled burns. It was still to be decided whether it started accidentally or was arson, but either way, the failure to immediately control the blaze resulted in all these fatalities. It is important that investigators use every resource possible to find out who is responsible for that fire. Those people should face appropriate charges. Second, it appears that the road was closed because of the smoke, but reopened later when it appeared to clear. Obviously, that was the wrong decision. The Alachua County sheriff was interviewed on television, and she pointed out how quickly things can change. Unfortunately, the old clich Discretion is the better part of valor would have been appropriate in this case. Whoever made the decision to reopen the highway will have to live with that decision forever. Along with the Interstate, other roads had to be closed. U.S. Highway 441 in southern Alachua County was closed, off and on, because of the smoke. This meant diverting traffic, and that had an effect in northern Marion County all weekend. Southbound Interstate traffic was detoured off the highway at Williston Road, then directed on State Road 121 all the way to U.S. Highway 27 in Williston, then back toward Ocala. This put a lot of traffic on the road on U.S. 27 west of I75. This ripple effect was still being felt Monday morning. In addition, the message being put out by various websites was confusing. One site was saying the highway was open, another was saying one side was open, another was saying it was closed, all at the same time. The best thing to do, and it will be in the future when things like this happen, is to avoid the area altogether. Hopefully, the smoke has cleared and the roads can be back to normal. But for the families of those 10 victims, nothing will be normal again. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Please patronize our advertisers Rally for Life held at City Hall A Rally for Life took place Saturday, Jan. 29, at Ocala City Hall. Above, part of the crowd that attended. At left, the Knights of Columbus and, in the background at the right, Sisters Giovanna Maraie and Mary Karen, who were two of the speakers. Photos by Jim Clark Father Patrick J. ODoherty of Queen of Peace Church gave the opening prayer and was the first speaker. Queen of Peace singers provided music.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, February 1, 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 Questions abound about fatal wreck The victims are still there A mid all the tributes pouring in for former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno, amid all the sorrowful vigils after his death last Sunday, amid all the flowers, etc., left for the family, there is one group of people that we feel must be remembered the victims. Paterno was by no means guilty of any physical crimes in the sex abuse scandal which has one of his former assistants charged with abuse of boys, but in Paternos own words, he should have done more. When it was brought to his attention that some sort of improprieties had occurred, he told school superiors, but failed to go any further, especially with the legal reporting of an alleged crime. As a result, the school dismissed the football coach, who had been a part of the college scene for decades. Just a few months later, lung cancer claimed his life. There was no doubt that Paterno was a great football coach his record speaks for itself. But the cloud of the scandal will be over his head as long as the current generation of people lives. Some might disagree, but just look at the record. Remember Woody Hayes, the legendary Ohio State coach? His career ended after the 1978 Gator Bowl when he hit an opposing player in the neck. Despite the adulation of the fans, his school fired him, and to this day thats one of the major things for which he is remembered. Some sentimentalists have used the firing of Paterno to say he died of a broken heart. But lets not kid ourselves. Lung cancer is a serious, progressive disease, and one can be reasonably sure that it did not develop overnight inside the body of the coach, although it wasnt made public until after he was fired. So lets take away a couple of things from this awful situation: first, there were boys who were victims in this case, and we doubt that they or their families are forgetting that in the shadow of Paternos death; second, those who might be susceptible to a disease such as lung cancer should make sure that they get annual tests to try to catch this awful disease early enough to survive; and third, the fact that we lost a great football coach is important to the sports world, but way down the list of priorities. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Class warfare at its best I have never witnessed such a broad attack on our American way of life, our capitalistic system, as now being waged by this administration and the liberal media. Painting the very successful as being the greedy enemy, promoting class warfare, making every effort to divide and conquer and to destroy America as we know it. Remember Obamas pledge to fundamentally change our country without being questioned as to what changes? This is America, the land of opportunity, free enterprise and individual freedom based on our Constitution. We are not a European country, we do not embrace socialism, Marxism, Communism or having a dictatorship. If you want this, move! Put this in the bank, as soon as Romney reveals his income tax forms, he will be attacked for making too much money and paying too little taxes, even though it will show he filed an honest return, paying the taxes due. The tax code permits investors to be taxed at less than the top income tax rate, which is designed to encourage our making investments, risk taking and job creation. Some businesses succeed, some fail, but at least we have the opportunities that no other country in the world offers. Its time we stop screaming the rich dont pay their fair share, the top 10 percent pay most of the taxes. What percent would you say is fair? It will be reported that Romney only pays about 15 percent in taxes, while the average American pays 18 percent, which is an outright lie since the majority of us pay less than 15 percent. Nearly half of us dont pay any income tax, and even though they dont pay a dime, many will get refunds in the thousands of dollars. You can bet they are wanting everyone else to pay more taxes and most will vote for Obama and his view of an entitlement society. Why not, they do not want to do anything to rock the boat, stop the flow of taxpayer money to themselves. We are facing the most important election I have seen in my lifetime, and I began voting for Eisenhower. We are divided as a nation more than I have ever witnessed and a divided Nation will not survive. In November, we will decide which America we want, and it scares me how many now want a big daddy government that will take care of them, not calling for self reliance and responsibility. As I said earlier, if you want that type of country, move! If you do nothing else, study Obamacare carefully, it will destroy America as we know it and will just be the beginning if he is re-elected. Anybody But Obama. God bless America! Wayne Rackley 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. 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Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 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. 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But I, and everyone else, have to be grateful that I wasnt on the Interstate early Sunday morning in southern Alachua County. I cant imagine driving down the highway, encountering a virtual blackout of smoke, and realizing too late that there was traffic stopped in front of you. By now everyone realizes there were 20 vehicles involved in that wreck and that, at this writing, at least 10 people died. There were two disturbing news items to come from that crash. First, there is talk that the brush fire in Paynes Prairie that caused all the problems was set by man. There had been no lightning in the area, and, contrary to early reports, there were no controlled burns. It was still to be decided whether it started accidentally or was arson, but either way, the failure to immediately control the blaze resulted in all these fatalities. It is important that investigators use every resource possible to find out who is responsible for that fire. Those people should face appropriate charges. Second, it appears that the road was closed because of the smoke, but reopened later when it appeared to clear. Obviously, that was the wrong decision. The Alachua County sheriff was interviewed on television, and she pointed out how quickly things can change. Unfortunately, the old clich Discretion is the better part of valor would have been appropriate in this case. Whoever made the decision to reopen the highway will have to live with that decision forever. Along with the Interstate, other roads had to be closed. U.S. Highway 441 in southern Alachua County was closed, off and on, because of the smoke. This meant diverting traffic, and that had an effect in northern Marion County all weekend. Southbound Interstate traffic was detoured off the highway at Williston Road, then directed on State Road 121 all the way to U.S. Highway 27 in Williston, then back toward Ocala. This put a lot of traffic on the road on U.S. 27 west of I75. This ripple effect was still being felt Monday morning. In addition, the message being put out by various websites was confusing. One site was saying the highway was open, another was saying one side was open, another was saying it was closed, all at the same time. The best thing to do, and it will be in the future when things like this happen, is to avoid the area altogether. Hopefully, the smoke has cleared and the roads can be back to normal. But for the families of those 10 victims, nothing will be normal again. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Please patronize our advertisers Rally for Life held at City Hall A Rally for Life took place Saturday, Jan. 29, at Ocala City Hall. Above, part of the crowd that attended. At left, the Knights of Columbus and, in the background at the right, Sisters Giovanna Maraie and Mary Karen, who were two of the speakers. Photos by Jim Clark Father Patrick J. ODoherty of Queen of Peace Church gave the opening prayer and was the first speaker. Queen of Peace singers provided music.

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Thoroughly examine all your options before making a choice. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) If youre not careful, distractions can interrupt your best efforts. Continue to focus on what you need to do. Youll soon have lots of time to enjoy the rewards of your dedication. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Knowledge replaces suspicion as you begin to learn more about that act of betrayal. On a lighter note, someone close to you might be planning a pleasant surprise. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Control your sometimesoveractive jealousy gene before you find yourself saying or doing something that you could later regret. Best advice: Stop obsessing and move on. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Its a good time to loosen up and do something wonderful and exciting before your more reserved nature resurfaces. A message brings news of imminent change. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Cheer up. Things begin to improve significantly by mid-February. However, you might still need help to get through the rest of this sometimes-difficult period. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Something you learned last week takes on new meaning as you begin to relate it to another situation in your life. Its best to keep this matter to yourself for now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your energy level is climbing, and so is your selfconfidence. Good for you, because youll need a good dollop of both to tackle an exciting challenge on the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A family issue might interrupt a career-linked project. Try to give the matter the attention it needs, but be careful not to jeopardize your workplace situation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Some self-doubt shows up this week, causing you to question your ability to handle a new challenge. But you know you can do it, and this is your chance to prove it. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A personal matter requires you to be as clear and forthcoming as possible in order to avoid misunderstandings. A career move is eased with the emergence of new facts. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of reaching people that makes them feel good about themselves. You would be an excellent motivational speaker. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Marion County Public Library Special Events HelpersAre you looking for that short-term volunteer project that has long-term, positive impact on the community? The Marion County Public Library System hosts a number of special programs and events throughout the calendar year and needs volunteers who can assist. Examples of programs and events include the Colossal, Reading, Entertaining Artsy, Teen Event (CREATE), the Fairy Tale Extravaganza and the Summer Library Programming events. Volunteers will help staff prepare for the event, setting up displays, taking registration or a variety of other activities, depending upon the program/event. For volunteers who are looking for a fun, one-time event, with lots of activity and excitement, this is for you. Many events occur on the weekends, while some events do occur during the week. Library events target all age groups from tiny tots to adults! Must be 14 year of age or older to volunteer with Marion County Public Library Systems. Volunteers must also be processed through background screening. Complete orientation to the public library system and its programs, as well as the details for the event will be made available to the volunteer. Each volunteer will have a supervisor and/or staff contact with whom they will work. Marion County Health DepartmentThe Marion County Health Department is looking for a volunteer switchboard operator to work in conjunction with their main switchboard operator. These operators direct calls to appropriate clinic and/or office, take messages when necessary, greets and directs clients to appropriate program staff. Must have a clear background screen. Switchboard of multi-line phone experience is preferred. Minimum commitment of 8 hours per week for 6 months is required. Training will be provided. Please contact Sheila Storlie at 352-629-0137 ext 2104 for additional information. Heart of Florida Health Center Greeter positions are available in the visitor lobby of the dental clinic and in the waiting room. Phone Outreach phone patients to remind them of appointments. Clerical Assistant filing, computer knowledge, and some office experience needed. For additional information on any of these positions please contact Phyllis Silverman at 732-6599. Visitor & Convention BureauGreet visitors, suggest and explain activities and attractions in Marion County. Re-stock brochures and displays. Make gift bags for events in Marion County with direction from volunteer coordinator. Label letters for mail-outs. Friendly and outgoing personality desired. Some knowledge of the area and things to do in Marion County is helpful. Ability to direct, greet and suggest things to visitors. Training is provided. For additional information contact Desi Leibfried at 438-2800/ This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, 291-4444. Volunteers needed throughout Marion County Wildland Task Force to meetThe Marion County Multi-Agency Wildland Task Force, composed of representatives from Marion County Fire Rescue, Florida Forest Service, United States Forest Service, Dunnellon Fire Rescue, Ocala Fire Rescue, Marion County Emergency Management, Marion County Parks and Recreation, Florida State Parks, St. Johns Water Land Management and private land management groups, will hold a meeting to ensure that agencies are informed of communication procedures, potential concerns, available resources and organizational structures with regard to the upcoming wildfire season. The meeting will be Monday, Feb. 6, and 9 a.m. at the Marion County Fire Rescue Headquarters, 2631 S.E. Third St., Ocala. This will be the second meeting this year to plan for the 2012 wildfire season. At the first meeting on Jan. 10, Marion Countys extremely dry conditions were of concern. As such, task force members have encouraged local residents to postpone backyard burning, if possible, and exercise caution with outdoor activities that could lead to wildfires. The group will continue to meet on a regular basis to discuss operational and response levels, as well as educational opportunities. The Task Force was formed following the 1998 wildfire season and meets frequently during peak wildfire dangers to ensure agencies stay informed to minimize the negative effects wildfires have on our community.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 1, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, February 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 0 0 0 A F 1 W 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. 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Detective Levay captured the two women who were involved in the attack on one of our residents in the Winn Dixie parking lot. Detective to speak to property owners This attack took place on the morning of Jan. 17 as the shopper was placing her groceries in the trunk of her car. The attackers tried to snatch the womans purse and threatened her with a knife. Fortunately, our resident is OK, but quite upset by this ordeal. The good news is she wasnt injured and the culprits are now in the Marion County jail. Let this be a lesson to all of us to be aware of our surroundings. It seems we are hearing of more and more schemes that are targeting senior citizens. If you receive suspicious phone calls, just hang up and call the sheriffs office to report the incident. One of our residents received a call last week asking for a Social Security number! Never, ever give out this information. Come to the meeting Monday and hear Detective Levay discuss ways we can protect ourselves. Did you know that the Chinese New Year began on Jan. 23? The Chinese calendar is based on the cycles of the moon the beginning of the year begins on the second new moon after the winter solstice. This is the Year of the Dragon. Those born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1985, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, and 2012 are considered Dragons. This Friday, Feb. 3, is the First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Come join us for an evening of fellowship with our friends and neighbors. Bring some snacks and have an enjoyable evening. The Orlando area lost The Senator a few weeks ago (I know this doesnt pertain to Quail Meadow, but some of us remember the tree). This was the 118foot tall cypress tree that was a tourist attraction in Big Tree Park, located off U.S. Highway 17 just outside of Longwood. At one time the tree was 165 feet tall, but in 1925 a hurricane took off the top. The tree was estimated to be approximately 3,500 years old, the 5th oldest tree in the world. This was a popular attraction long before Disney World also, there was no charge to enter the park! I remember going there many times with my children and also taking students there on field trips. The Senator burned from the inside out. At first, arson was suspected, but later examinations ruled out this explanation; lightning is now the suspected culprit. The tree collapsed from the fire. Reminder: Feb. 13 is the spaghetti dinner at the clubhouse. Charlotte Payne and Kathy Voss have the tickets. There will be a Food and Clothing Drive on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Ocala Palms Retirement Center for residents only to benefit the Interfaith Emergency Services. The drive will be held from 8 am to 3 pm at the Clubhouse Parking Lot. Sponsored by the Ocala Palms Worship Community. Food, clothing drive set at Ocala Palms Amateur Radio Class to beginA Technician Amateur Radio Class will start Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. for seven weeks at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, Emergency Management Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The FCC test will be given on March 31, 2012 with a test fee of $15.00, collected on the test day. Manuals will be available to loan to students. This class should prepare you to pass the FCC test and obtain an Amateur Radio Technician License. For more information contact Charles Hensley at 352732-3795 or e-mail KC4Q@arrl.net.

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Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000A6WT 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 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000AEKV A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000A9SB Check us out at F P C O c a l a o r g FPCOcala.org o r c a l l 3 5 2 6 2 9 7 5 6 1 and well snailmail or call 352-629-7561 or email you our current newsletter! Four Sunday Services year-round; and very friendly and mission-minded too! When we retired to Ocala from Ohio and began looking for a church, we wanted to keep experiencing babies being baptized, childrens choirs, teenagers being confirmed, and youth Sundays! Now, weve found everything we were looking for and more at First Presbyterian Church in the historic district of Downtown Ocala! C h u r c h S h o p p i n g ? Church Shopping? 000AF8L Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000ADPO MUSEUM EYECARE CANADIAN MEDS 000AFPY Quality Medications, Low Prices Viagra 100mg $4.00 ea. 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 000ACFV credit monitoring for one year at no charge to every veteran whose name was mistakenly released and posted on the history website. FOIA requires federal agencies to disclose requested records unless they may be withheld under specific statutory exemptions. Under FOIA, VA was obligated to provide the website with the name, social security number, date of birth, date of death, military branch assignments, and the dates of entry on active duty and release from active duty for deceased veterans. VA has launched an effort to determine why inVETScontinued from Page 1 formation about living veterans was included in a database about deceased veterans. The error did not affect the VA benefits of any veteran. VA is committed to protecting veterans personal information and to improving information processing to avoid erroneous data. Veterans who believe they may have been affected by this incident who have not been notified by VA may verify whether their information was involved by writing to: Department of Veterans Affairs, OIT Privacy Officer (005R1A), 810 Vermont Ave., NW Washington DC 20420, (Attn: Garnett Best). Affected veterans can request a free credit report for one year from one or more of the three national credit bureaus by calling 1877-322-8228 or by visiting http://www.annualcreditreport.com. Information about this and other protections, including placing a fraud alert on credit accounts, is available by calling the Federal Trade Commission at its toll free number, 1-877-4384338, or by visiting its website, http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/m icrosites/idtheft/index.html. Happenings Wednesday, Feb. 1 Public bingo at the Moose Every Wednesday, bingo is played at the Moose to benefit the Lodge's Charity endeavors. Early bird starts at 12:45 p.m. with a variety of lunch specials. Come try your luck at big winnings. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352854-2200. Thursday, Feb. 2 Concert at Ocala WestThe Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p. m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.Friday, Feb. 3 Sheriffs Office sells ribs for United WayMarion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Judge Cochran at 352-368-3594 or Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 4 Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 8732276 Gentle Chair Yoga continuesGentle Chair Yoga will continue Feb. 4 and 11 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Freedom Public Library. It is excellent for anyone with limited mobility. Call Ingrid Crane for further info at 352-854-7950. Willie Nelson at Circle SquareMusic icon and winner of 25 Grammy, CMA and American Music Awards Willie Nelson comes to the Circle Square Cultural Center! Willies popular hits such as Mama Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys, On The Road Again, Always On My Mind and many more classics are ageless songs that span generations. With his brilliant 6 decade career that speaks volumes of his musics relevance and performance power, the 75 year old Willie Nelson continues to sell out venues all over the world! Dont miss the legendary Willie Nelson live in concert on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information on the 2012 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Sunday, Feb. 5 Q uartet in concert The Gulf Ridge Quartet will perform during worship at 10:30 a.m. at Living Water Wesleyan Church. A fellowship meal will follow the performance of the quartet. Living Water is at 11120 S.W. County Road 484, just one mile west of State Road 200. Call 352-489-2636 for more info. Thursday, Feb. 9 Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Friday, Feb. 10, Casino trip offered as fundraiser The Ocala 200 Lions Club will be sponsoring a fundraiser to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 10. Cost is $30 per person. Trip includes round-trip transportation and $30 return for free play and lunch vouchers. Gaming tables are available. The bus will leave the Winn-Dixie (Porters) parking lot at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. All proceeds, as always, will be used by the Lions for community projects. There will be no refunds issued unless club is able to resell on waiting list. Deadline: Feb. 1. For more information and to register, call Diane Melnick, 352-861-2730 or E-mail at Melnick8350@aol.com. Wednesday, Feb. 15 World Has Talent auditions setAuditions for the Circle Square Cultural Centers third annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Active adults age 55+ are invited on stage where the top chosen acts will perform at The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, May 5. The chosen contestants will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes! Auditions will be held on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.Bereavement program set The Widowed Persons Service of Marion County will be giving a six-week support group program beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the First Congregational Church, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The hours are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The group is open to all those who have recently lost a spouse. For questions, please call Marianne at 352-854-2872. Saturday, Feb. 18 Beth Israel hosts games Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com. Congregation Beth Israel is a progressive, liberal, inclusive Jewish community under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. Hospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 12th annual Horses for Hospice Trail Ride on Sat., Feb. 18, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This years ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, former Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and Trail Ride chairman. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommys BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes. Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218. Horses for Hospice trail ride set 000AF3N Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Ovens Refrigerators Water Heaters Disposals Freezers APPLIANCE SERVICES 000ACRZ The Perfect Valentines Gift One phone call to the Big Sun Barbershop Chorus and youll have a gift shell never forget! We will provide: 2 Love Songs, a Rose and a Personalized Card! (Total cost $35) Call Dan Cupid 352.804.7464 Valentines delivered Feb. 13 & 14

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 1, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, February 1, 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. Todays New Ads AUCTION! 9.68 AC. IN OXFORD! Thurs, 2/9 @ 11am. All Proceeds Benefit Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches! www.flarealestateauctions.com. Online & absentee bidding available. AB1705AU2272. Call Greg Lord of Homes to Ranches Realty at (352) 266-6180. 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 Medical Residential SA T ech Pool The Centers is seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs -Pool (as needed) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. Salary $9.25-$9.75/hr plus 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify.Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters. us Trades/ Skills JOB F AIR February 8th 10AM -2PMCANDLER HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 8143 SW 90th T err Rd. POSITIONS INCLUDE: CABLE INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER WAIT STAFF & BARTENDERS COOKS TICKET AGENT GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LICENSED SPRAY TECHNICIAN Come find your place in the World!DFWP/EOE Trades/ Skills JOB F AIR February 8th 10AM -2PMCANDLER HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER 8143 SW 90th T err Rd. POSITIONS INCLUDE: CABLE INSTALLATION TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER WAIT STAFF & BARTENDERS COOKS TICKET AGENT GROUNDS MAINTENANCE LICENSED SPRAY TECHNICIAN Come find your place in the World!DFWP/EOE Wanted to Buy Ca$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 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. 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/Homeby 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 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond or not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Somebody else wants it! Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? Vehicles Wanted Certified Service 000AF9B SULLIVAN SULLIVAN FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS 4000 SW College Rd. OCALA 352-620-0008 4040 SW College Rd. OCALA 352-732-4700 SULLIVAN BUICK-GMC SULLIVAN CADILLAC FREE CAR WASH w/any service 10% OFF CABIN FILTERS FREE TIRE ROTATION w/any oil change Local competitors ad/written estimate or Internet quote, including freight charges, for identical tire(s) required during guarantee period for price match. Must present ad at time of write up. Offer valid at participating dealers through 2/29/12 $ 169 95 Transmission Flush Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 $ 70 00 Up To OFF One Service Or Repair $ 50$ 99 . . . . . . . . . $ 10 Off $ 100$ 199 . . . . . . $ 15 Off $ 200$ 299 . . . . . . $ 30 Off $ 300$ 399 . . . . . . $ 40 Off $ 400$ 499 . . . . . . $ 70 Off Fuel Injector Service Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 $ 109 95 REG. $ 139 95 FUEL SAVING! Oil Change & Filter $ 19 95 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/20/12 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon t time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 Synthetic Oil Change $ 59 95 Our Gift To You Free Tire Rotation With Oil Change Front Wiper Blades GOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 13.98 PAIR BETTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 28.77 PAIR BEST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 48.88 PAIR FREE INSTALLATION! Must present coupon at time of write up. See advisor for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR WIPERS LATELY? Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 2/29/12 Fairfield Village T he local news at noon today said Its April in January in central Florida! Well, my response is All seasons are wonderful when you live in a great community. We all know that the weather can change on a dime, as the old saying goes, but in Fairfield Village most people just enjoy each day and revel in the gorgeous weather that we have most of the time. I walked outside just now and saw growing in my own yard, plants that are normally associated with each individual season back in my home area of northwest Georgia. Granted, the tomato plant is in a pot, but it decided to come back to life from last summer. When or how? Who knows? But for sure, I did not buy new tomatoes to plant in January. Then, there is the beautiful purple plant (Im horticulturally challenged with names of plants) which definitely attracts the butterflies. The Impatiens (I know that one) survived when we covered them during the freezing temperatures. My Poinsettia, planted in the yard last year after being enjoyed all during the holidays, is blooming now although it is a very small plant. The same is true of my Chrysanthemums who have now shown beautiful little baby yellow blooms. Baby plants, like baby children, are adorable. We are so blessed to live in such a pleasant part of this great country of ours. I look around and see basically all 4 seasons represented in my small garden area. What joy! With the Almighty providing us with so much beauty, it is evident that it is a blessing to be a part of Central Florida and Fairfield Village. All seasons are wonderful in Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal The gorgeous purple plant is an attraction for the butterflies. The fall is usually the time for mums, but we can enjoy them year round. Last years potted Poinsettia is becoming a beautiful addition to the outdoor garden. The little Impatiens survived the cold and look very springy!

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INDEX Quail Meadow......4 Puzzles................8 Fairfield Village11 Classifieds........11 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 44 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012 Happenings Page 3 Rally for Life Page 7 12 Wednesday, February 1, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ACIE THE ONLY FACTORY CLUB CAR AUTHORIZED DEALER SERVING YOU IN S.W. MARION COUNTY Friendship Center Golf Cars SALES, SERVICE & ACCESSORIES 8441 S.W. Hwy. 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 34481 352-854-2060 Mon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm AUTHORIZED DEALER 2012 Gold Standard Club Car New Factory Body Not Painted All Lights & Turn Signals New 8 Volt Batteries New DOT Tires Fold Down Windshield Rear View Mirrors Automatic Charger 2 Year Factory Warranty $ 5,995 00 New 2012 Club Car Precedent Champion Series New Factory Body All Lights & Turn Signals Speed Upgrade 19.2 10 Aluminum Wheels and New DOT Tires Fold Down Windshield Rear View Mirrors Sand Bucket w/Scoop 6 Pack Cooler Automatic Charger 4 Year Factory Warranty PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF 3 Speed Fan 3 Door Dash Battery Fill System 1st Yr. Tune-Ups 2011 Demo Clearance Club Car Precedent Build your own STARTING AT AN UNBELIEVABLE LOW $ 4,795 00 WITH FACTORY WARRANTY Plus 10% Off All Upgrades and Accessories Head/Tail Lights Fold Down Windshield Rear View Mirror Sweater Basket Standard Speed PRESENT AD LIMITED QUANTITY T605, 6 Volt $ 525 00 P2000 6 Volt $ 475 00 T875, 8 Volt $ 615 00 T1275, 12 Volt $ 625 00 T105, 6 Volt $ 585 00 Ask about our full line of Utility & Rough Terrain Vehicles Prices Include Sales Tax & EPA BATTERIES INSTALLATION AT YOUR HOME $ 8,895 00 Starting At GIFT BASKET GIVEAWAY Come in to register No purchase necessary Winner announced 3/1/12 By Jim Clark E DITOR Last Thursday evening in Macon, Ga., Allen Golson, CEO of Coliseum Health System, spoke at his companys awards banquet. This was to be his final speech as CEO, since he had accepted a position as CEO of Ocala Health Systems, including Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital. At the dinner, he praised his wife for her support and praised health system workers. He received a standing ovation from the crowd of about 200. Friday morning, he and his wife, Carol, boarded his twin-engine six-seat Cessna to fly to Ocala. He told friends they were coming to Ocala to look at some real estate. But as his plane circled to the south end of Ocala International Airport and made its final approach, something went terribly wrong. As it approached 38th Street, the plane, witnesses said, suddenly veered to the left, possibly to avoid hitting the buildings on the north side of the street, and crashlanded in a field, catching fire upon impact. Allen Golson, 55, was killed. His wife, Carol, 52, was pulled from the wreckage by nearby workers and survived. They were the only people on board. The crash site is a short distance south of the airport, just southeast of the Ocala Regional Sportsplex, a little over a mile east of West Port High School and just over a mile north-northwest of Fairfield Village and The Centers on 60th Avenue. The Macon Telegraph reported that investigators found that the landing gear was retracted, or in the up position, not Plane crash claims life of hospital CEO PHOTOS COURTESY MARION COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICEThe doomed plane lies in a field off Southwest 38th Street. Below, the photo shows the proximity of the crash site to businesses on the other side of the street. down as you would expect from a plane about to land. The paper also said that the investigation showed that Carol was seated near the rear of the plane, not in the cockpit. Golson had been in contact with the tower at OIA, indicating that he was on final approach. According to officials, he gave no indication of any trouble on board. The Golsons had been married for 30 years after meeting at the University of Alabama. They had no children, but other relatives were in Ocala on Saturday to visit the crash site. The wreckage was taken to Gainesville on Saturday where the investigation will continue. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKCamellia show The Camellia Show at the Pioneer Garden Club Saturday produced the best in show, above, from a couple in Tallahassee. Below, the display table that greeted those arriving for the show. Marion Woods retirement community, 1661 S.E. 31st St. S.E. in Ocala, invites local veterans and the general public to a remembrance of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. Iwo Jima, site of the famous flagraising photo by Joe Rosenthal, was a pivotal one-month battle between the United States and Japan during World War II. February marks the 67th anniversary. Complimentary refreshments will be provided during the remembrance. The community is also hosting a free veterans benefits seminar to educate local veterans and surviving spouses, who may be unaware that their wartime service could qualify them to receive up to $2,019 per month through the Department of Veterans Affairs Aid and Attendance program. The purpose of the seminar is to offer details about the history of Aid and Attendance, outline the requirements to qualify for this tax-free benefit, and inform applicants about the needed documentation. Aid and Attendance is one of the VAs most overlooked available benefits. Space is limited so guests are asked to RSVP by calling Marion Woods at 352-671-1700. Marion Woods is one of Holiday Retirements more than 300 Independent Retirement Living communities throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, call 352-671-1700. www.holidaytouch.com Iwo Jima remembrance scheduled for next Tuesday The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering free credit monitoring to more than 2,200 veterans whose personal information, including Social Security numbers, was posted on Ancestry.com following the mistaken release of data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). VA places the highest priority upon safeguarding the personal information of our Veterans, said Jerry L. Davis, VAs chief information security officer. When lapses occur, we will immediately take prompt remedial action, such as notification. The family history website, which provides access to genealogical and historical information, had requested information from VA about deceased veterans. Under FOIA, VA is obligated to release requested records upon written request unless they may be withheld. Therefore, VA provided the website with the data on March 18, 2011. On Dec. 13, 2011, after the information had been posted on the history website, VA learned that it included data about some living veterans because some of the death reports provided to the website were inaccurate. Fortunately, no personal health information was included in this data release, Davis said. Ancestry.com has worked with us and immediately removed all the information that we had supplied them. There is no indication personally identifiable information of any veteran has been misused. However, VA is still notifying all potentially affected veterans so they can be vigilant and take steps to protect against identity theft. VA is also offering VA accidentally releases living vets data Please see VETS Page 10