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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Ocala Palms........3 Fairfield Village..5 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 45 WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2012 Saving his mom Page 2 Happenings Page 4 12 Wednesday, February 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000A9HZ 000AHOH W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. 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 The six local Rotary clubs have joined forces to raise funds for the Ocala Discovery Center, while providing a good time for the children who are enjoying the Center and who will continue to benefit from its programs. Feb. 11 is the date for the Rotary Discovery Fest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside of the building at Tuscawilla Park. There will be games, activities and great food for your entire family. Tickets will be available at the gate. Children get in for free if they are 5 years old or younger. Tickets are only $5 for children between 6 and 12 years and $10 if 13 years or older. The Ocala Discovery Center moved into the old Armory building in 2009 after the ground floor was renovated. Now its time to renovate the second floor (which was used as a basketball court and volleyball court when the building originally opened in 1941) and to install an elevator to allow access for the disabled. The new second floor will provide space for traveling exhibits and educational gatherings. Money raised during the Discovery Fest will be added to the $20,000 already donated by Rotarians early last year. For more information go to www.mydiscoverycenter.org. Rotary is the worlds oldest service organization. Discovery Fest to be on Feb. 11 PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDuring the ceremony honoring the Four Chaplains, who are shown on the table at the top right, candles were lit on the table, above, by Suzanne Hough and Jean Kirby, members of the DAR. Colors were presented by the North Marion Young Marines. Four Chaplains ceremony honors heroes sacrifice Speaker Chaplain Capt. Gary R. Pollitt By Jim Clark E DITOR It may have been Super Bowl Sunday, but for those gathered at Veterans Memorial Park on the afternoon of Feb. 5, something far more important to them was being remembered. There was a Four Chaplains ceremony that attracted a small crowd to a corner of the park near the plaque honoring the four men of God who sacrificed so much during an attack on a ship in World War II. The four men saved many sailors whose ship had been torpedoed by the Germans. The ship didnt have a chance, going down in a very short time. The crowd heard Chaplain Capt. Gary R. Politt, U.S. Navy Retired, of Jacksonville, tell them about the men who sacrificed their own safety and stayed to help others as the ship was going down. There is also testimony that they gave up their life jackets to others who had none. In addition to the speaker, who was introduced by Chaplain Col. Lamar Hunt, U.S. Navy retired, the crowd heard the playing of Assembly and Taps by Lee Muncaster; the introductions by Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Elden H. Luffman; the invocation by Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Mike Harrison, USNR retired; saw the presentation of the colors by the North Marion Young Marines; the singing of the National Anthem and Eternal Father Strong to Save by Marcia Muncaster; the leading of the Pledge of Allegiance by Larry Duncan, American Merchant Marine veteran and a park volunteer; recognition of guests by Jeffrey Askew, Veterans Service director; saw the lighting of the memorial candle for each of the Four Chaplains by Suzanne Hough and Jean Kirby, Daughters of the American Revolution; the Memorial Prayer by Chaplain Col. Janet Horton, U.S. Army, retired; the benediction by Rabbi Zeev Harari, Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala, and Amazing Grace by John the Bagpiper. Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc. has planned a For The Love of Animals Gala. Its a fundraising event featuring The Johnny Mello Show and Adult Magic Demonstrations by Magic Mark, Beasley, a high-energy interactive magician. The show will be held Saturday night, Feb. 11, from 7 until 10 p.m. in the Silver Springs Shores Community Center, located at 590 Silver Road, Silver Springs Shores. The gala will begin with 20 minutes of magical demonstrations and continue with Doo Wop, Rock-n-Roll and Country Music selections from the best of by-gone eras. Its a fast paced round robin sing off of six local singers who will perform 1950s and 1960s style music. Featured performers include: Johnny Mello, Sultry Lady, Doo Wop Momma, David Max Baldwin, Jimbo Killingsworth, Dennis Trimmer and Magic Mark There will be a 50/50 cash drawing, multi prize raffles and over 30 instant door prize winners. Food will be available but is extra. This is also a BYOB event. The gala will benefit Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc., the Silver Springs Shores Residents Association, Feisty Acres Cat Rescue and Zen Doggie Rescue. Advance tickets can be obtained from Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc ($10 each or two tickets for $15). Ticket holders are asked to bring a bag of dry dog or cat food as a donation for local rescue groups. For further information, tickets or directions, call John Marinelli at 352-6871776 or visit www.haveaheart.us. For the Love of Animals fundraiser set Please see CHAPLAINS Page 7 Two residents of Stone Creek were arrested recently. Howard Gluck, 79, faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, grand theft and resisting arrest. Brenda R. Gluck, 68, was accused of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting without violence and disorderly conduct. According to the report from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, a deputy responded in response to a theft. The victim said some plants were stolen from a house under construction, and he suspected the Glucks, because he had a problem in the past with stolen sod. When the deputy went to the Gluck residence, he said they were upset and denied any wrongdoing. They advised they had bought the plants at a local store. The deputy went back to the site of the incident and Brenda Gluck followed, demanding that the deputy remove his car from her driveway. Branda Gluck came to the incident location and refused to leave the location. After a couple of warnings, the deputy arrested her and attempted to handcuff her. She resisted, and hit the deputy on the arm and chest, according to the report. As the deputy attempted to place Brenda Gluck in his car, Howard Gluck came and started yelling at the deputy. He refused to back away and according to the report hit the deputy on the chest. The deputy got Brenda Gluck into his car, but Howard Gluck attempted to let her out by opening the door. He was then placed under arrest, and a backup deputy arrived and handcuffed him. Two from Stone Creek arrested by deputies Stone Creek O n Saturday, Jan. 28, residents witnessed a murder at Stone Creek. While none of the residents called 911, the police were immediately present. The Stone Creek residents were participants in Murder Me Always by Lee Mueller. This murder mystery/dinner theatre was sponsored by the Culture Vultures. The performers came from West Port High School/Marion County Center for the Arts. The dinner of roast pork, mashed potatoes and string beans was prepared by the Booster moms under the direction of Chef Kim Barwick. Director and teacher Janet Shelley said, We are glad to be a part of this great relationship with Stone Creek. We, at Stone Creek, are also appreciative of this on-going relationship with the West Port High School. There were 56 students who came to prepare scenery, move tables, decorate, waitress and deliver the performance, and the all important job of cleaning up. Rita Singer, president of the Culture Vultures, had many people to thank for the event. She thanked Del Webb/Pulte for supporting the fundraising efforts of the club that have resulted in the purchase of a piano for the enjoyment of Stone Creek Residents. The Pulte Marketing Department took student Justin Gonzalezs design and created the evening program. They also purchased 20 tickets for special guests. Resident Barry Browne gave of his day along with Chris Vaida, technical director, to provide the sound and lighting for the event. There were many others who gave of their time to make this evening special. Rick and Marge Casey were Event Food Coordinators for the evening. They took the needed training from the Kitchen Club so that they could provide this service to the Culture Vultures. As the mystery unfolded, residents got to question the actors to determine who was the killer. The questions from the residents were not many. I guess residents watch many CSI television shows and were able to figure who was the killer. The residents then got a ballot to vote for the person or persons they considered committed the crime. They never told the audience the results of the vote and I will not divulge the identity of the killer in case you have the opportunity to see this presentation at a future date. I am happy to report that in this killing the killer and the deceased along with the other actors were given a standing ovation. The parents also held a silent auction. There were seven baskets on which residents could make bids. One basket included two one-hour massages; there was a basket of beer, lagers and ales; an original watercolor by artist Pam Eden; a garden basket; a pendant made by jewelry artist, Barbara Jones with a decorative curio cabinet, collector porcelain cups with tea and sweets. For Valentines Day there was a basket with sparkling wine, assorted boxes of chocolates, champagne flutes, candles and sweet bouquet of heart lollipops. The proceeds from the bids went to the Center for the Arts. It was a truly wonderful evening in which the relationship between students and Stone Creek was made stronger. Rita Singer wants you to save the date of Saturday, March 24 when there will be a concert to show off the piano to the Stone Creek Community. Residents working together can make wonderful things happen. Residents witness a murder Patricia Gizzi West Port Booster moms held a silent auction. Director Jaanet Shelley and Rita Singer, president of the Culture Vultures. Chef Kim Barwick and helpers prepared the dinner.

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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Medical LPN The Centers is seeking full-time LPN for Citrus County Med Clinic in Lecanto, FL. Provides quality client care in accordance with acceptable nursing practice and focuses on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse & mental illness. $17.00/hr Full benefits pkg 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 Therapist The Centers is seeking Outpatient Licensed or Masters Level Therapist for positions in Citrus County. Must have a min 1 yr exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg 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 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Professional Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. A leading provider of the higher education to the military and a leader in the online education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 15,000 students at the traditional University campus ( main campus), though the Center for the Online Learning, and at 17 regional centers in seven states. Saint Leo University is creating a pool of potential adjunct instructors to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the Ocala Center location in Ocala Florida. Appointments are for the immediate and upcoming terms. A Masters degree in ESOL, TESOL, Foreign Language Education or a closely related field is the minimum requirement. The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution. Also, candidates must have eighteen graduate credit hours in ESOL or closely related field. For additional information & application instructions, please visit: www. saintleo.edu/jobs Saint Leo University is an equal opportunity employer. Catholics, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Employment Info Personal Assistant Needed Urgently for : shipping, organizing, graphic design, quick books, and any other misc. job requests.you will be paid $580/wk. send your resume to : laurann.doherty@aol.com Garage/ Yard Sales COMMUNITY YARD SALE Sat. Feb. 11, 8A-2P Countryside Presbyterian Church. 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala. White Elephant, Clothing, Jewelry, Tools, Toys, Crafts, Books, CDs, Bake Sale. Many and other items. Cafe. Medical Equipment Jazzy Motorized Wheel Chair Good Condition $800 obo (570) 778-7969 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Pets DOG Kebo is a 1 year old Bulldog Mix. He weighs 50 lbs. He loves to play fetch and is friendly. He is neutered, has all shots, and is micro-chipped. He is looking for a forever home. Call 352-746-8400 How To Make Your Car Disappear...Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly! www.westmarionmessenger.com TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes Large 1 Fam. Carol Terrace, Inverness. 4BR 3BA, 2700 sq ft under air, 2.8 acres fully fenced, important updates done. $220,000. Owner 352-419-7017 Crystal River Homes Plantation area Energy-wise 3 bedroom. 2 bath. Garage. Ready move in. Fenced backyard w/playhouse. 352-563-1341 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 Trucks GMC 2007 Sierra 2500 Crew Cab, 4x4, Turbo Diesel, price $7000 407-792-2275 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And theFREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWERANDCONVENIENCEOF THECLASSIFIEDSTOWORKFORYOU! 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 Quail Meadow Congratulations to couple celebrating 60th anniversary A s this is being written, it is Groundhog Day! Now we have two different predictions this year: (1) Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania predicts another 6 weeks of winter, (2) General Beauregard Lee in Georgia says that spring is on the way. Since we are closer to Georgia, I say we go with General Beau Lee! Congratulations to Charles and Kathleen Reich who are celebrating 60 years of marriage on Feb. 2. Time is running out to get your tickets for the spaghetti dinner to be held at the Clubhouse on Monday, the 13th. Reservations must be made by the 8th. Call Kathy Voss or Charlotte Payne for tickets. Where else can you get a spaghetti dinner for a $5 donation? Its time for the Ladies Luncheon! This months outing will be on Friday, the 10th, at Biancas Caf. Biancas is located in Ocala Palms. Reservations are needed by the 8th. Contact Maryanne Ellner or Kathy Voss for more information. All ladies of Quail Meadow and their guests are invited. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow (Red Hats) will celebrate Valentines Day with champagne and chocolates on Tuesday, the 14th. Please RSVP to Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb. As always, guests are welcome. Would you like to learn to play some new games? If so, Bunco players meet the second Wednesday of each month at the Clubhouse. New players are always welcome. The fun begins at 6 p.m. If you dont think Bunco would interest you, then how about Mah Jongg? If you are interested, come to the Clubhouse every Thursday at 1 p.m. Contact Fil DiFiore for more information. The regular players are willing to teach you how to play the game. The officers and board members of the Quail Meadow Property Owners Association are as follows: Judy Zobel, president; Kay Levine, vice president; Maxine Turley, secretary; Betty Levine, assistant secretary; Dot Avery, treasurer; Brooke Hamlin, assistant treasurer and Elaine Sherwin, director. They are looking for volunteers for the Welcome Committee and also the Architectural Review Committee. If you are interested, contact one of the board members. Carolyn Slocumb Harbour View Elementary School Student Stephen Flanner, 8, was recognized by Marion County Fire Rescue on Jan. 24 for the bravery and composure he showed during an emergency on Sept. 17. When his mother, Kristin Metcalf, began having a severe asthma attack she asked Stephen to run across the street to his grandmothers house for help. In the meantime Kristin lost conciousness, and when Stepehn couldnt locate his grandmother he called 911. Stephen, who was 7 years old at the time, calmly provided dispatchers with the necessary information and then watched after his 2-yearold sister until rescuers arrived seven minutes later. He did outstanding. He did better than most adults do during an emergency situation, MCFR Firefighter/Paramedic Brent Murray said during Tuesdays recognition event. To honor Stephen for a job well done, MCFR invited him, his mother and his sister to meet their rescuers and to take a tour of Spruce Creek Station 30, 7900 S.E. 135th St., Summerfield. During their visit, Boy honored for saving mom Stephen was presented with a goody bag, had the chance to climb aboard engine and rescue vehicles and took a tour of the station. Crew members from South Forest Station 6, who also responded to Stephens emergecy call, were also present. During the event, Metcalf credited public education efforts and Stephens previous teacher for providing students instruction on what to do during an emergency situation. Each year, Marion County Fire Rescue makes it a priority to visit all public elementary schools within the county during Octobers Fire Prevention Month campaign, which teaches children how to communicate with operators during a 911 emergency and the importance of having a family safety evacuation plan. PHOTO BY MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUEStephen Flanner with his mom, Kristin Metcalf. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Marion County sponsored by the College of Central Florida is seeking volunteers in new program opportunities as follows: Reading Readiness VolunteersVolunteers that can give 1-2 hours per week in a head-start early learning center are needed to help 4-year-olds become ready to read. A dramatic reading voice is helpful however training in this area will be provided. Volunteers will be reading simplistic picture books multiple times in a way that helps students develop emergent literacy skills and encouraging students to participate in the reading experience. Background screenings will be provided at no cost to the volunteer.Living Green VolunteersVolunteers who are committed to a sustainable green environment and who are willing to teach others the importance utilizing simple techniques for living green and sustaining natural resources are needed for a speakers bureau or team to present educational materials in public venues and small group discussions. Training by environmental professionals will be provided at no cost. Life/Resource CoachesVolunteers with hearts of compassion are needed to work with a local church program and local emergency services program serving to help homeless individuals and families achieve permanent housing and economic security. Empathetic, creative, problem solving individuals are needed to provide guidance is job search, budgeting, transportation, and securing housing. Training and background screenings will be provided at no cost to the volunteer.Vet-to-Vet MentorsVeterans (men and women) are needed to assist with coordination of educational seminars and resource referrals for veterans. Seminars topics include all phases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, VA benefits, personal financial planning and mentoring veterans in job preparedness classes. Training will be provided. For additional information on any of these volunteer positions, contact Joyce Wright, at 291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Lend a hand Read the classifieds

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Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Lenten Season is soon approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) with a pancake supper in Swenson Hall. Plan to drop in anytime between these hours to enjoy pancakes and sausage. A freewill offering will be taken. February 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 3528544509 ext 221. First Congregational United Church of ChristAsh Wednesday service at First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22. The church is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Call 352-237-3035 for more information. Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold Shabbat evening services on Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, building 300 in Ocala. In keeping with the Jewish Reconstructionists Movement of joyous song and worship, Congregation Beth Israel has appointed Sally Smith-Adams as accompanist for the liberal congregation. Ms. Smith-Adams is an accomplished keyboard and piano player and has accompanied such greats as the Zim brothers and other performers and cantors at Jewish resorts in the New York Catskills. Her lively style and appreciation of Jewish liturgical music make for a meaningful worship experience. Sonia Peterson and Judi Siegal will be leading the service and all are welcome to experience the warmth and joy of Reconstructionist worship. Read the classifieds

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Wednesday, Feb. 8 Moose Bingo open to the public Each week in February beginning at 12:45 p.m. bingo is played with opportunities to win big. Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charitable endeavors. Everyone is welcome with a variety of lunch selections available. We are located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance to Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2000.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. Saturday, Feb. 11 Methodist men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. look for the signs. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Mega book sale A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, featuring used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will be Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information, call 352-291-1962. Yard sale at CountrysideA yard sale will take place in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, crafts, books, videos, CDs and much more will be available. For further information, call the church at 352-2374633. 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. Thursday, Feb. 16 Air Force Association meetingThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold our monthly meeting on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Jason Teaman, from U. S. Congressman Cliff Stearns staff, will be presenting a program on how high school students apply to the U.S. Military Academies. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328. Friday, Feb. 17 VFW Ladies plan fashion show The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4781 will have their annual Fashion Show on Feb. 17 at noon. The theme is Let Freedom Spring. The luncheon will be prepared by Margie with the help of dedicated members. Lots of gifts have been collected. Marilyn French is the chairperson. For tickets and more information, call Regina at 352873-3631. Tickets are available for tables of eight or more. This is a sellout event. 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. Arts, crafts at Queen of PeaceThe Council of Catholic Women of Queen of Peace Church will sponsor an Art and Craft Show in the Parish Hall, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendars, you wont want to miss the work of these local talented Artists and Crafters. Hot dog lunch will be available to purchase. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Feb. 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Roast Beef Au Jus, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Bob Maas and his accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of February. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352 3478362. Amateur Radio Class to begin A 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.Hospice trail ride 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. Sunday, Feb. 19 German American Club event The German American Club of Marion County will host a Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and join in the fun for $10 per member or $15 per non-member. Music provided by Alpine Express. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Attire is either a costume or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, February 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenge 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 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. 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But instead of trying to ram your ideas through to an unreceptive audience, stand back and wait for a more favorable environment later this month. TA U R U S ( April 20 to May 20) Job commitments call for the tidy Taurean to charge into those problem-plagued projects and get them into shape. Then go ahead and enjoy the fun and friendships of your expanding social life. G E MI N I ( May 21 to J une 20) The pressures of the workplace are beginning to ease. While you still need to stay connected to your ongoing commitments, youll be able to take more time to relax with family and friends. CA N C E R (J une 21 to J uly 22) You might feel that you need to prove how much you can do. But be careful not to take on more than you can handle, or you risk being bogged down. An Aries has a message for you. L EO (J uly 23 to Aug 22) Financially it could be a little tight for a while. So resist the urge to splurge on things you dont really need. There will be time enough to indulge yourself when the money squeeze eases later this month. VIRG O ( Aug 23 to Sept 22) You demand trust from others. But someone is creating a situation that could put your own trustworthiness in question. Be sure to keep all lines of communication open. LIBRA ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) A problem delays the recognition that you hoped to receive for your hard work. But all will soon be resolved. Remember to make patience your watchword this week. SC O RPI O (O ct 23 to N ov 21) Those wonderful ideas could expand your workplace prospects and ultimately lead you on a new career path. Your personal life also opens up new vistas. SAGITTARI U S (N ov 22 to D ec 21) So much seems to be swirling around you these days that you might find it hard to focus on priorities. Best advice: Take things one at a time, and youll get through them all. CAPRIC O R N (D ec 22 to J an 19) Work out situations with what you have, and avoid the temptation to create complications where they dont exist. This applies both at home and in the workplace. AQ U ARI U S (J an 20 to Feb 18) Keep your keen senses open to possible changes in personal and/or professional situations. Knowing what might lie ahead gives you an edge on how to handle it. PISC E S ( Feb 19 to March 20) Personal pressures at work could create a problem with your performance. Best advice: Focus on the job ahead of you. If necessary, you can deal with the other issue later. B O R N THIS W EEK : Like your fellow Aquarian Abraham Lincoln, you have a way of handling the most difficult situations with grace and conviction. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings

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This is what Mediterranean cooking is all about. Add some Mediterranean inspiration to your everyday meals with these recipes using Crisco olive oils to help you turn an ordinary meal into a memorable one. Use extra virgin olive oil to add a full-bodied flavor to salads, vegetables and meats. Pure olive oil offers a mild, subtle olive flavor with a hint of fruit to sauts and stirfries. Light tasting olive oil is ideal as an all-purpose cooking oil that can be used for sauting, roasting vegetables or in baked goods like muffins, cakes and brownies. For more recipes, visit www.crisco.com. Roasted Lemon-Garlic ChickenPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Yield: 4 servings Chicken: Crisco Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray 1 tablespoon Crisco Pure Olive Oil or Crisco Light Tasting Olive Oil 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 (4 to 5 pound) whole chicken, rinsed with neck and giblets removed Salt and pepper Gravy: 1/2 cup cold water 1/4 cup milk 1 (0.87 to 1.2 ounces) package chicken gravy mix 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1.Heat oven to 400F. Spray a shallow roasting pan with rack with no-stick cooking spray. 2.Mix oil, oregano and garlic. Brush mixture over entire chicken. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Place in prepared pan, breast side down; let stand 30 minutes. Turn chicken breast side up. 3.Roast 65 to 70 minutes, basting occasionally. Chicken is done when meat thermometer registers 170F or when juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pricked. Transfer chicken to carving board; tent with aluminum foil. Allow to rest 10 minutes. 4.Skim grease from the pan drippings. Place 1/4 cup skimmed pan drippings into small saucepan. Add water, milk, gravy mix, oregano, garlic and lemon juice to pan. Cook, stirring constantly until gravy thickens. 5.Carve chicken. Place on serving platter. Serve with warm lemon-garlic gravy. Mediterranean EssentialsFresh and flavorful ingredients are the key to great Mediterranean cooking, so keep some of these essential ingredients on hand:Mediterranean Linguine with Basil and TomatoesPrep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 1-pound box linguine pasta 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste 1/2 cup Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 pints grape tomatoes (4 cups), cut in half 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste 18 to 20 basil leaves, cut in thin strips 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish 1.Heat 6 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta and salt. Cook for the minimum recommended time on package directions. While pasta cooks, prepare sauce. 2.Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and pepper flakes. 3.Drain cooked pasta. Add to skillet. Cook and stir 1 minute or until pasta is coated and hot. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in basil and cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.Lavender Olive Oil Cake with Honeyed Ricotta Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Yield: 8 to 10 servings Pillsbury Baking Spray with Flour 1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel 1 tablespoon culinary lavender, crushed, plus additional 1 to 2 tablespoons for garnish 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2/3 cup plain yogurt 3 large eggs 2/3 cup Crisco Pure Olive Oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons honey 3/4 cup ricotta cheese, at room temperature 1.Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan generously with baking spray; set aside. 2.Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together sugar, orange peel, lavender and pepper in a large mixing bowl until evenly distributed. Add yogurt, eggs and olive oil; continue whisking until smooth. Whisk in vanilla. Add flour mixture and gently whisk in until just combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan. 3.Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. 4.Whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add honey and continue to whip until stiff. Add ricotta cheese, a dollop at a time, and beat until fluffy. Slice cake. Top slices with honeyed ricotta and sprinkle with lavender. Vegetables tomatoes, onions, shallots, peppers, carrots, spinach, eggplant Grains pasta, couscous, oats, barley, corn, rice Dairy yogurt, unsalted butter Beans and legumes chickpeas, cannellini beans, lentils Fresh herbs and spices cumin, garlic, rosemary, fennel, oregano, basil Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano, pecorino, ricotta, Manchego, feta Condiments olive oil, balsamic vinegar, olives, capers, honey T he Social Activities Committee in Fairfield Village is doing something a little different this year for Valentines Day. On Saturday morning, Feb. 11 from 8 until 11 a.m., there will be continuous serving of a great Valentine Pancake Breakfast. For the very reasonable Fairfield Village charge of $3, one can enjoy pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and/or tea. There will be sugar-free syrup available for those who need or prefer it. You know you cant beat that price anywhere in this time of inflation, and you can really have a wonderful Saturday morning joining in with neighbors and friends for a lovely beginning of the day. Tickets will be available at the door. So come and bring your honey (spouse, significant other, friend, or just come on down) and join in with everyone for a Saturday morning of pancakes and sweet talk in FFV a lively place filled with lovely people. Priscilla Geissal Bring your honey to Valentine breakfast Toni Belcher (SAC Activities Director) seems to know a little secret about the Valentines Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Clubhouse. Read the classifieds

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The story of the Four Chaplains follows: * Reprinted with permission from the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation It was the evening of Feb. 2, 1943, and the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was crowded to capacity, carrying 902 service men, merchant seamen and civilian workers. Once a luxury coastal liner, the 5,649-ton vessel had been converted into an Army transport ship. The Dorchester, one of three ships in the SG-19 convoy, was moving steadily across the icy waters from Newfoundland toward an American base in Greenland. SG-19 was escorted by Coast Guard Cutters Tampa, Escanaba and Comanche. Hans J. Danielsen, the ships captain, was concerned and cautious. Earlier the Tampa had detected a submarine with its sonar. Danielsen knew he was in dangerous waters even before he got the alarming information. German U-boats were constantly prowling these vital sea lanes, and several ships had already been blasted and sunk. The Dorchester was now only 150 miles from its destination, but the captain ordered the men to sleep in their clothing and keep life jackets on. Many soldiers sleeping deep in the ships hold disregarded the order because of the engines heat. Others ignored it because the life jackets were uncomfortable. On Feb. 3, at 12:55 a.m., a periscope broke the chilly Atlantic waters. Through the cross hairs, an officer aboard the German submarine U-223 spotted the Dorchester. The U-223 approached the convoy on the surface, and after identifying and targeting the ship, he gave orders to fire the torpedoes, a fan of three were fired. The one that hit was decisive and deadly striking the starboard side, amid ship, far below the water line. Danielsen, alerted that the Dorchester was taking water rapidly and sinking, gave the order to abandon ship. In less than 20 minutes, the Dorchester would slip beneath the Atlantics icy waters. Tragically, the hit had knocked out power and radio contact with the three escort ships. The CGC Comanche, however, saw the flash of the explosion. It responded and then rescued 97 survivors. The CGC Escanaba circled the Dorchester, rescuing an additional 132 survivors. The third cutter, CGC Tampa, continued on, escorting the remaining two ships. Aboard the Dorchester, panic and chaos had set in. The blast had killed scores of men, and many more were seriously wounded. Others, stunned by the explosion were groping in the darkness. Those sleeping without clothing rushed topside where they were confronted first by a blast of icy Arctic air and then by the knowledge that death awaited. Men jumped from the ship into lifeboats, overcrowding them to the point of capsizing, according to eyewitnesses. Other rafts, tossed into the Atlantic, drifted away before soldiers could get in them. Through the pandemonium, according to those present, four Army chaplains brought hope in despair and light in darkness. Those chaplains were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander D. Goode, Jewish; Lt. John P Washington, Roman Catholic; and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed. Quickly and quietly, the four chaplains spread out among the soldiers. There they tried to calm the frightened, tend the wounded and guide the disoriented toward safety. Witnesses of that terrible night remember hearing the four men offer prayers for the dying and encouragement for those who would live, says Wyatt R. Fox, son of Reverend Fox. One witness, Private William B. Bednar, found himself floating in oilsmeared water surrounded by dead bodies and debris. I could hear men crying, pleading, praying, Bednar recalls. I could also hear the chaplains preaching courage. Their voices were the only thing that kept me going. Another sailor, Petty Officer John J. Mahoney, tried to re-enter his cabin but Rabbi Goode stopped him. Mahoney, concerned about the cold Arctic air, explained he had forgotten his gloves. Never mind, Goode responded. I have two pairs. The rabbi then gave the petty officer his own gloves. In retrospect, Mahoney realized that Rabbi Goode was not conveniently carrying two pairs of gloves, and that the rabbi had decided not to leave the Dorchester. By this time, most of the men were topside, and the chaplains opened a storage locker and began distributing life jackets. It was then that Engineer Grady Clark witnessed an astonishing sight. When there were no more lifejackets in the storage room, the chaplains removed theirs and gave them to four frightened young men. It was the finest thing I have seen or hope to see this side of heaven, said John Ladd, another survivor who saw the chaplains selfless act. Ladds response is understandable. The altruistic action of the four chaplains constitutes one of the purest spiritual and ethical acts a person can make. When giving their life jackets, Rabbi Goode did not call out for a Jew; Father Washington did not call out for a Catholic; nor did the Reverends Fox and Poling call out for a Protestant. They simply gave their life jackets to the next man in line. As the ship went down, survivors in nearby rafts could see the four chaplains arms linked and braced against the slanting deck. Their voices could also be heard offering prayers. Of the 902 men aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, 672 died, leaving 230 survivors. When the news reached American shores, the nation was stunned by the magnitude of the tragedy and heroic conduct of the four chaplains. Valor is a gift, Carl Sandburg once said. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it until the test comes. That night Reverend Fox, Rabbi Goode, Reverend Poling and Father Washington passed lifes ultimate test. In doing so, they became an enduring example of extraordinary faith, courage and selflessness. The Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart were awarded posthumously December 19, 1944, to the next of kin by Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, Commanding General of the Army Service Forces, in a ceremony at the post chapel at Fort Myer, Va. A one-time only posthumous Special Medal for Heroism was authorized by Congress and awarded by the President Eisenhower on Jan. 18, 1961. Congress attempted to confer the Medal of Honor but was blocked by the stringent requirements that required heroism performed under fire. The special medal was intended to have the same weight and importance as the Medal of Honor. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, February 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Four Chaplains deserving of honor Cracking down on pill mills I n recent months Florida has begun to crack down on pill mills medical facilities that obligingly distribute potent prescriptions to patients whether they need them for legitimate purposes or not. Additionally, legislative efforts to convince the governor that a database of those prescribed powerful drugs were ultimately successful. With pharmacists able to identify individuals who are receiving similar prescriptions at more than one pharmacy, a serious bite can be taken out of those who doctor-shop for purposes of abuse or profit. In recent years Floridas reputation as the place for people to come to get prescriptions for heavy-duty narcotics like Oxycontin has been unsurpassed. Be it by air, land or sea, those desiring to make money by legally (barely) obtaining, then selling, the pills have found Florida to be the land of opportunity. Conveniently, purchasers have been able to get their prescriptions, as well as the drugs from the pillmill outlets. Now, with few exceptions, doctors must allow pharmacies to distribute the drugs vs. one-stop-shopping operations. Grasping the reality of the situation, authorities have stepped up efforts to crack down on the facilities that wantonly provide these drugs, as well as making it harder on those obtaining them for illicit purposes. Local law enforcement officials are confident the efforts will have an impact. Bolstering the initiative is the establishment of the database that identifies when individuals seek to obtain prescription medications from more than one outlet. Unfortunately, abuse of prescription medications has not carried the stigma of certain traditionally illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin. The reality is that the damage to individuals and society as a whole is no different. There are drug dealers, abusers and addicts. Lives become destroyed and famiO ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column By Jim Flynn If Republican presidential hopefuls continue to abuse each other through a dozen more caucuses and primaries from Maine through Super Tuesday, their nominee will be dog meat come November. Mr. Obama is loading up on Republicans ill-conceived mutual nastiness. Rarely has one partys potential nominees served up so many revelations of their rivals political vulnerabilities and defects of character. The basic disagreement among Republicans centers around who is a true conservative. The problem is conservatives come in 57 varieties and 28 flavors. Mitt Romney, a progressive fiscal conservative, has a recurring case of foot-inmouth affliction. If he captures the nomination hell get pounded from March to November by allegations that he enjoys firing people and that his main concern is middle-class folks, not the poor or the wealthy. His comments may have been unintended and taken out of context, but that doesnt make them less bumbling. Newt Gingrich is a campaign fashion conservative. Hes the brightest and most glib loose cannon since Theodore Roosevelt. Like TR, Gingrich has an idea per minute, many of which are entertainingly bizarre, such as an embassy on the moon and colonization of the planet Mars. Gingrich is the Republican counterpart to Mr. Obama too many ideas for which there will never be enough money. Rick Santorum is a righteous social conservative. Hes an advocate for the working middle class, whose voters Romney has been chasing with dumb comments and whose allegiance Gingrich believes belongs to him. Although he says hes a fiscal conservative, Santorum has baggage from his time as a Senator pork for his district, disliked by colleagues, and insider work in Washington after he lost his seat. Santorums fuzzy foreign policy includes a regime change in Iran a familiar justification for another unprovoked war. Focus on the family is Santorums curative for all domestic problems marriage, birth, work ethic, and other social values. Its unlikely to appeal to independent voters. Congressman Ron Paul is a constitutional conservative, who advocates if it isnt authorized by the Constitution, then government shouldnt be doing it. His goals are less spending, lower taxes, taking back control of the money system from the Federal Reserve, and elimination of unneeded government agencies. His maverick common-sense advice may be several generations late in Washington, but his message deserves to be heard. So what are the odds that a Republican can capture the White House next November? Unemployment is gradually declining; jobs are increasing; and the only question Republicans need ask is Which candidate can win? According to bookmakers, none of the above: Rick Santorum 100/1, Ron Paul 50/1, Newt Gingrich 20/1, and Mitt Romney 13/10. President Obama is odds-on 5/8 to win re-election. A conservative Republican has to receive a substantial percentage of independent votes to win the presidency. Considering the nasty atmosphere among the potential nominees at this point in time, we wouldnt bet on it. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. 000AGZJ crayconst.com CRC058138 Enjoy the benefits of all Florida has to offer, any time of the year with a Sliding Garage Screen Door! Its like adding an extra room! 352-465-4629 *Installation prices may vary. 16x7 Sliding Garage Screen Door Acrylic & glass windows custom made for your screen room. S t a r t i n g a t Starting at $ 6 9 5 $ 695 O p t i o n a l S c r e e n Optional Screen C h o i c e s Choices 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com 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. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000AG4D 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. 000AG7D 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 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! 0009RZK 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE 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 Jim Clark Editor T he story of the Four Chaplains is one that everyone should know and appreciate. The four men who gave their lives that others might live is among the most inspirational war stories available. It happened in 1943, when the four men of God were on board a ship that was torpedoed by a German sub. The ship sank rapidly, but several men were saved, some because of the efforts of the four men. I hope you read the story on the front page today, all the way to its conclusion. The complete tale of the heroics of these men is taken from a Four Chaplains Memorial Web page, and permission to reprint the story was readily granted. There was a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park this past Sunday, with a small crowd in attendance on the most beautiful of February days. There were lots of people in uniform, and many in hats that said Merchant Marine. One man explained that he had been coming to these ceremonies for years, and was always the only member of the Merchant Marine to attend. This year he made a concerted effort to see that others who were in that branch of the service were in attendance. The crowd heard the speaker refer to service, service, service as he described a little of the sacrifices that chaplains make in their military duties, which can include work on the front lines. The ceremony at the park was conducted near the southern sidewalk, at the scene of the plaque honoring the chaplains. Some rode by on Fort King Street in cars and on bicycles, oblivious to the touching ceremony that was being held just off the road. This was the 12th annual memorial celebration, and theres no reason to think that it wont continue in the future, although the age of the attendees seems to be getting older. The bagpipe music of Amazing Grace and other selections, and the bugle playing of Assembly and Taps adds to the solemnity of the occasion. There is a slide show of the event available on our newspaper web site and, again, the complete story of the tale of the Four Chaplains starts on Page 1. These men are worth remembering, and their sacrifices should be honored throughout the year.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Odds that GOP can pick winner lies and friends suffer the consequences. There are many, many people who have legitimate uses for these prescribed drugs and with the consent of caring, conscientious physicians they should not be deprived because of the abuses of others. With the crack down on pill mills and the establishment of a database, the deserving should be provided whats medically appropriate while the dealers and recreational users should be out of luck. Citrus County Chronicle Please see EDITORIAL Page 7 EDITORIALcontinued from Page 6 CHAPLAINS continued from Page 1 Did you know you can help care for some of the smallest, youngest and most helpless animals in Marion County? By becoming a foster parent to a cat or dog thats too young or sick to be placed for adoption, you can give that animal a second chance at a happy ending. Feb. 4-12 is designated as the Florida Week for the Animals and is the perfect time to sign up for Marion County Animal Services foster program. Staff will welcome you to the program once you submit your application (available at the Animal Center) and confirm you meet all the requirements, including ensuring your own animals are current on their rabies vaccines and county licenses. Sign up for Animal Services foster program this week to stand up for animals all year long. Call 352-671-8700. Fostering help for future pets

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The story of the Four Chaplains follows: * Reprinted with permission from the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation It was the evening of Feb. 2, 1943, and the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was crowded to capacity, carrying 902 service men, merchant seamen and civilian workers. Once a luxury coastal liner, the 5,649-ton vessel had been converted into an Army transport ship. The Dorchester, one of three ships in the SG-19 convoy, was moving steadily across the icy waters from Newfoundland toward an American base in Greenland. SG-19 was escorted by Coast Guard Cutters Tampa, Escanaba and Comanche. Hans J. Danielsen, the ships captain, was concerned and cautious. Earlier the Tampa had detected a submarine with its sonar. Danielsen knew he was in dangerous waters even before he got the alarming information. German U-boats were constantly prowling these vital sea lanes, and several ships had already been blasted and sunk. The Dorchester was now only 150 miles from its destination, but the captain ordered the men to sleep in their clothing and keep life jackets on. Many soldiers sleeping deep in the ships hold disregarded the order because of the engines heat. Others ignored it because the life jackets were uncomfortable. On Feb. 3, at 12:55 a.m., a periscope broke the chilly Atlantic waters. Through the cross hairs, an officer aboard the German submarine U-223 spotted the Dorchester. The U-223 approached the convoy on the surface, and after identifying and targeting the ship, he gave orders to fire the torpedoes, a fan of three were fired. The one that hit was decisive and deadly striking the starboard side, amid ship, far below the water line. Danielsen, alerted that the Dorchester was taking water rapidly and sinking, gave the order to abandon ship. In less than 20 minutes, the Dorchester would slip beneath the Atlantics icy waters. Tragically, the hit had knocked out power and radio contact with the three escort ships. The CGC Comanche, however, saw the flash of the explosion. It responded and then rescued 97 survivors. The CGC Escanaba circled the Dorchester, rescuing an additional 132 survivors. The third cutter, CGC Tampa, continued on, escorting the remaining two ships. Aboard the Dorchester, panic and chaos had set in. The blast had killed scores of men, and many more were seriously wounded. Others, stunned by the explosion were groping in the darkness. Those sleeping without clothing rushed topside where they were confronted first by a blast of icy Arctic air and then by the knowledge that death awaited. Men jumped from the ship into lifeboats, overcrowding them to the point of capsizing, according to eyewitnesses. Other rafts, tossed into the Atlantic, drifted away before soldiers could get in them. Through the pandemonium, according to those present, four Army chaplains brought hope in despair and light in darkness. Those chaplains were Lt. George L. Fox, Methodist; Lt. Alexander D. Goode, Jewish; Lt. John P Washington, Roman Catholic; and Lt. Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed. Quickly and quietly, the four chaplains spread out among the soldiers. There they tried to calm the frightened, tend the wounded and guide the disoriented toward safety. Witnesses of that terrible night remember hearing the four men offer prayers for the dying and encouragement for those who would live, says Wyatt R. Fox, son of Reverend Fox. One witness, Private William B. Bednar, found himself floating in oilsmeared water surrounded by dead bodies and debris. I could hear men crying, pleading, praying, Bednar recalls. I could also hear the chaplains preaching courage. Their voices were the only thing that kept me going. Another sailor, Petty Officer John J. Mahoney, tried to re-enter his cabin but Rabbi Goode stopped him. Mahoney, concerned about the cold Arctic air, explained he had forgotten his gloves. Never mind, Goode responded. I have two pairs. The rabbi then gave the petty officer his own gloves. In retrospect, Mahoney realized that Rabbi Goode was not conveniently carrying two pairs of gloves, and that the rabbi had decided not to leave the Dorchester. By this time, most of the men were topside, and the chaplains opened a storage locker and began distributing life jackets. It was then that Engineer Grady Clark witnessed an astonishing sight. When there were no more lifejackets in the storage room, the chaplains removed theirs and gave them to four frightened young men. It was the finest thing I have seen or hope to see this side of heaven, said John Ladd, another survivor who saw the chaplains selfless act. Ladds response is understandable. The altruistic action of the four chaplains constitutes one of the purest spiritual and ethical acts a person can make. When giving their life jackets, Rabbi Goode did not call out for a Jew; Father Washington did not call out for a Catholic; nor did the Reverends Fox and Poling call out for a Protestant. They simply gave their life jackets to the next man in line. As the ship went down, survivors in nearby rafts could see the four chaplains arms linked and braced against the slanting deck. Their voices could also be heard offering prayers. Of the 902 men aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester, 672 died, leaving 230 survivors. When the news reached American shores, the nation was stunned by the magnitude of the tragedy and heroic conduct of the four chaplains. Valor is a gift, Carl Sandburg once said. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it until the test comes. That night Reverend Fox, Rabbi Goode, Reverend Poling and Father Washington passed lifes ultimate test. In doing so, they became an enduring example of extraordinary faith, courage and selflessness. The Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart were awarded posthumously December 19, 1944, to the next of kin by Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, Commanding General of the Army Service Forces, in a ceremony at the post chapel at Fort Myer, Va. A one-time only posthumous Special Medal for Heroism was authorized by Congress and awarded by the President Eisenhower on Jan. 18, 1961. Congress attempted to confer the Medal of Honor but was blocked by the stringent requirements that required heroism performed under fire. The special medal was intended to have the same weight and importance as the Medal of Honor. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, February 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Four Chaplains deserving of honor Cracking down on pill mills I n recent months Florida has begun to crack down on pill mills medical facilities that obligingly distribute potent prescriptions to patients whether they need them for legitimate purposes or not. Additionally, legislative efforts to convince the governor that a database of those prescribed powerful drugs were ultimately successful. With pharmacists able to identify individuals who are receiving similar prescriptions at more than one pharmacy, a serious bite can be taken out of those who doctor-shop for purposes of abuse or profit. In recent years Floridas reputation as the place for people to come to get prescriptions for heavy-duty narcotics like Oxycontin has been unsurpassed. Be it by air, land or sea, those desiring to make money by legally (barely) obtaining, then selling, the pills have found Florida to be the land of opportunity. Conveniently, purchasers have been able to get their prescriptions, as well as the drugs from the pillmill outlets. Now, with few exceptions, doctors must allow pharmacies to distribute the drugs vs. one-stop-shopping operations. Grasping the reality of the situation, authorities have stepped up efforts to crack down on the facilities that wantonly provide these drugs, as well as making it harder on those obtaining them for illicit purposes. Local law enforcement officials are confident the efforts will have an impact. Bolstering the initiative is the establishment of the database that identifies when individuals seek to obtain prescription medications from more than one outlet. Unfortunately, abuse of prescription medications has not carried the stigma of certain traditionally illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin. The reality is that the damage to individuals and society as a whole is no different. There are drug dealers, abusers and addicts. Lives become destroyed and famiO ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column By Jim Flynn If Republican presidential hopefuls continue to abuse each other through a dozen more caucuses and primaries from Maine through Super Tuesday, their nominee will be dog meat come November. Mr. Obama is loading up on Republicans ill-conceived mutual nastiness. Rarely has one partys potential nominees served up so many revelations of their rivals political vulnerabilities and defects of character. The basic disagreement among Republicans centers around who is a true conservative. The problem is conservatives come in 57 varieties and 28 flavors. Mitt Romney, a progressive fiscal conservative, has a recurring case of foot-inmouth affliction. If he captures the nomination hell get pounded from March to November by allegations that he enjoys firing people and that his main concern is middle-class folks, not the poor or the wealthy. His comments may have been unintended and taken out of context, but that doesnt make them less bumbling. Newt Gingrich is a campaign fashion conservative. Hes the brightest and most glib loose cannon since Theodore Roosevelt. Like TR, Gingrich has an idea per minute, many of which are entertainingly bizarre, such as an embassy on the moon and colonization of the planet Mars. Gingrich is the Republican counterpart to Mr. Obama too many ideas for which there will never be enough money. Rick Santorum is a righteous social conservative. Hes an advocate for the working middle class, whose voters Romney has been chasing with dumb comments and whose allegiance Gingrich believes belongs to him. Although he says hes a fiscal conservative, Santorum has baggage from his time as a Senator pork for his district, disliked by colleagues, and insider work in Washington after he lost his seat. Santorums fuzzy foreign policy includes a regime change in Iran a familiar justification for another unprovoked war. Focus on the family is Santorums curative for all domestic problems marriage, birth, work ethic, and other social values. Its unlikely to appeal to independent voters. Congressman Ron Paul is a constitutional conservative, who advocates if it isnt authorized by the Constitution, then government shouldnt be doing it. His goals are less spending, lower taxes, taking back control of the money system from the Federal Reserve, and elimination of unneeded government agencies. His maverick common-sense advice may be several generations late in Washington, but his message deserves to be heard. So what are the odds that a Republican can capture the White House next November? Unemployment is gradually declining; jobs are increasing; and the only question Republicans need ask is Which candidate can win? According to bookmakers, none of the above: Rick Santorum 100/1, Ron Paul 50/1, Newt Gingrich 20/1, and Mitt Romney 13/10. President Obama is odds-on 5/8 to win re-election. A conservative Republican has to receive a substantial percentage of independent votes to win the presidency. Considering the nasty atmosphere among the potential nominees at this point in time, we wouldnt bet on it. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. 000AGZJ crayconst.com CRC058138 Enjoy the benefits of all Florida has to offer, any time of the year with a Sliding Garage Screen Door! Its like adding an extra room! 352-465-4629 *Installation prices may vary. 16x7 Sliding Garage Screen Door Acrylic & glass windows custom made for your screen room. S t a r t i n g a t Starting at $ 6 9 5 $ 695 O p t i o n a l S c r e e n Optional Screen C h o i c e s Choices 352-622-3937 museumeyecare@live.com 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. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000AG4D 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. 000AG7D 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 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! 0009RZK 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 8 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE 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 Jim Clark Editor T he story of the Four Chaplains is one that everyone should know and appreciate. The four men who gave their lives that others might live is among the most inspirational war stories available. It happened in 1943, when the four men of God were on board a ship that was torpedoed by a German sub. The ship sank rapidly, but several men were saved, some because of the efforts of the four men. I hope you read the story on the front page today, all the way to its conclusion. The complete tale of the heroics of these men is taken from a Four Chaplains Memorial Web page, and permission to reprint the story was readily granted. There was a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park this past Sunday, with a small crowd in attendance on the most beautiful of February days. There were lots of people in uniform, and many in hats that said Merchant Marine. One man explained that he had been coming to these ceremonies for years, and was always the only member of the Merchant Marine to attend. This year he made a concerted effort to see that others who were in that branch of the service were in attendance. The crowd heard the speaker refer to service, service, service as he described a little of the sacrifices that chaplains make in their military duties, which can include work on the front lines. The ceremony at the park was conducted near the southern sidewalk, at the scene of the plaque honoring the chaplains. Some rode by on Fort King Street in cars and on bicycles, oblivious to the touching ceremony that was being held just off the road. This was the 12th annual memorial celebration, and theres no reason to think that it wont continue in the future, although the age of the attendees seems to be getting older. The bagpipe music of Amazing Grace and other selections, and the bugle playing of Assembly and Taps adds to the solemnity of the occasion. There is a slide show of the event available on our newspaper web site and, again, the complete story of the tale of the Four Chaplains starts on Page 1. These men are worth remembering, and their sacrifices should be honored throughout the year.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Odds that GOP can pick winner lies and friends suffer the consequences. There are many, many people who have legitimate uses for these prescribed drugs and with the consent of caring, conscientious physicians they should not be deprived because of the abuses of others. With the crack down on pill mills and the establishment of a database, the deserving should be provided whats medically appropriate while the dealers and recreational users should be out of luck. Citrus County Chronicle Please see EDITORIAL Page 7 EDITORIALcontinued from Page 6 CHAPLAINS continued from Page 1 Did you know you can help care for some of the smallest, youngest and most helpless animals in Marion County? By becoming a foster parent to a cat or dog thats too young or sick to be placed for adoption, you can give that animal a second chance at a happy ending. Feb. 4-12 is designated as the Florida Week for the Animals and is the perfect time to sign up for Marion County Animal Services foster program. Staff will welcome you to the program once you submit your application (available at the Animal Center) and confirm you meet all the requirements, including ensuring your own animals are current on their rabies vaccines and county licenses. Sign up for Animal Services foster program this week to stand up for animals all year long. Call 352-671-8700. Fostering help for future pets

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, February 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AFF7 000AHR4 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 FAMILY FEATURES R ipe vegetables, fresh herbs and fragrant spices all lend vibrant, bold flavors to mouthwatering meals that are worth lingering over with friends. This is what Mediterranean cooking is all about. Add some Mediterranean inspiration to your everyday meals with these recipes using Crisco olive oils to help you turn an ordinary meal into a memorable one. Use extra virgin olive oil to add a full-bodied flavor to salads, vegetables and meats. Pure olive oil offers a mild, subtle olive flavor with a hint of fruit to sauts and stirfries. Light tasting olive oil is ideal as an all-purpose cooking oil that can be used for sauting, roasting vegetables or in baked goods like muffins, cakes and brownies. For more recipes, visit www.crisco.com. Roasted Lemon-Garlic ChickenPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 40 minutes Yield: 4 servings Chicken: Crisco Olive Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray 1 tablespoon Crisco Pure Olive Oil or Crisco Light Tasting Olive Oil 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 (4 to 5 pound) whole chicken, rinsed with neck and giblets removed Salt and pepper Gravy: 1/2 cup cold water 1/4 cup milk 1 (0.87 to 1.2 ounces) package chicken gravy mix 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1.Heat oven to 400F. Spray a shallow roasting pan with rack with no-stick cooking spray. 2.Mix oil, oregano and garlic. Brush mixture over entire chicken. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Place in prepared pan, breast side down; let stand 30 minutes. Turn chicken breast side up. 3.Roast 65 to 70 minutes, basting occasionally. Chicken is done when meat thermometer registers 170F or when juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pricked. Transfer chicken to carving board; tent with aluminum foil. Allow to rest 10 minutes. 4.Skim grease from the pan drippings. Place 1/4 cup skimmed pan drippings into small saucepan. Add water, milk, gravy mix, oregano, garlic and lemon juice to pan. Cook, stirring constantly until gravy thickens. 5.Carve chicken. Place on serving platter. Serve with warm lemon-garlic gravy. Mediterranean EssentialsFresh and flavorful ingredients are the key to great Mediterranean cooking, so keep some of these essential ingredients on hand:Mediterranean Linguine with Basil and TomatoesPrep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 1-pound box linguine pasta 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste 1/2 cup Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 pints grape tomatoes (4 cups), cut in half 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Salt and pepper to taste 18 to 20 basil leaves, cut in thin strips 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish 1.Heat 6 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta and salt. Cook for the minimum recommended time on package directions. While pasta cooks, prepare sauce. 2.Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and pepper flakes. 3.Drain cooked pasta. Add to skillet. Cook and stir 1 minute or until pasta is coated and hot. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in basil and cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.Lavender Olive Oil Cake with Honeyed Ricotta Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 55 minutes Yield: 8 to 10 servings Pillsbury Baking Spray with Flour 1 3/4 cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated orange peel 1 tablespoon culinary lavender, crushed, plus additional 1 to 2 tablespoons for garnish 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2/3 cup plain yogurt 3 large eggs 2/3 cup Crisco Pure Olive Oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons honey 3/4 cup ricotta cheese, at room temperature 1.Heat oven to 350F. Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan generously with baking spray; set aside. 2.Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together sugar, orange peel, lavender and pepper in a large mixing bowl until evenly distributed. Add yogurt, eggs and olive oil; continue whisking until smooth. Whisk in vanilla. Add flour mixture and gently whisk in until just combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan. 3.Bake 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely. 4.Whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add honey and continue to whip until stiff. Add ricotta cheese, a dollop at a time, and beat until fluffy. Slice cake. Top slices with honeyed ricotta and sprinkle with lavender. Vegetables tomatoes, onions, shallots, peppers, carrots, spinach, eggplant Grains pasta, couscous, oats, barley, corn, rice Dairy yogurt, unsalted butter Beans and legumes chickpeas, cannellini beans, lentils Fresh herbs and spices cumin, garlic, rosemary, fennel, oregano, basil Cheese Parmigiano-Reggiano, pecorino, ricotta, Manchego, feta Condiments olive oil, balsamic vinegar, olives, capers, honey T he Social Activities Committee in Fairfield Village is doing something a little different this year for Valentines Day. On Saturday morning, Feb. 11 from 8 until 11 a.m., there will be continuous serving of a great Valentine Pancake Breakfast. For the very reasonable Fairfield Village charge of $3, one can enjoy pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee and/or tea. There will be sugar-free syrup available for those who need or prefer it. You know you cant beat that price anywhere in this time of inflation, and you can really have a wonderful Saturday morning joining in with neighbors and friends for a lovely beginning of the day. Tickets will be available at the door. So come and bring your honey (spouse, significant other, friend, or just come on down) and join in with everyone for a Saturday morning of pancakes and sweet talk in FFV a lively place filled with lovely people. Priscilla Geissal Bring your honey to Valentine breakfast Toni Belcher (SAC Activities Director) seems to know a little secret about the Valentines Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Clubhouse. Read the classifieds

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Wednesday, Feb. 8 Moose Bingo open to the public Each week in February beginning at 12:45 p.m. bingo is played with opportunities to win big. Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and its charitable endeavors. Everyone is welcome with a variety of lunch selections available. We are located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance to Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2000.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. Saturday, Feb. 11 Methodist men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. look for the signs. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Mega book sale A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, featuring used books, CDs, videos and crafts, will be Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information, call 352-291-1962. Yard sale at CountrysideA yard sale will take place in Founders Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. White elephant, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, crafts, books, videos, CDs and much more will be available. For further information, call the church at 352-2374633. 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. Thursday, Feb. 16 Air Force Association meetingThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold our monthly meeting on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Jason Teaman, from U. S. Congressman Cliff Stearns staff, will be presenting a program on how high school students apply to the U.S. Military Academies. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328. Friday, Feb. 17 VFW Ladies plan fashion show The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4781 will have their annual Fashion Show on Feb. 17 at noon. The theme is Let Freedom Spring. The luncheon will be prepared by Margie with the help of dedicated members. Lots of gifts have been collected. Marilyn French is the chairperson. For tickets and more information, call Regina at 352873-3631. Tickets are available for tables of eight or more. This is a sellout event. 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. Arts, crafts at Queen of PeaceThe Council of Catholic Women of Queen of Peace Church will sponsor an Art and Craft Show in the Parish Hall, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendars, you wont want to miss the work of these local talented Artists and Crafters. Hot dog lunch will be available to purchase. Scandinavian Club of Marion County: The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Feb. 18. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Roast Beef Au Jus, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Bob Maas and his accordion. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 15th of February. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen at 352 3478362. Amateur Radio Class to begin A 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.Hospice trail ride 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. Sunday, Feb. 19 German American Club event The German American Club of Marion County will host a Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and join in the fun for $10 per member or $15 per non-member. Music provided by Alpine Express. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Attire is either a costume or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, February 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenge 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 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 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 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 000AF8L ARI E S ( March 21 to April 19) You dont like rejection. But instead of trying to ram your ideas through to an unreceptive audience, stand back and wait for a more favorable environment later this month. TA U R U S ( April 20 to May 20) Job commitments call for the tidy Taurean to charge into those problem-plagued projects and get them into shape. Then go ahead and enjoy the fun and friendships of your expanding social life. G E MI N I ( May 21 to J une 20) The pressures of the workplace are beginning to ease. While you still need to stay connected to your ongoing commitments, youll be able to take more time to relax with family and friends. CA N C E R (J une 21 to J uly 22) You might feel that you need to prove how much you can do. But be careful not to take on more than you can handle, or you risk being bogged down. An Aries has a message for you. L EO (J uly 23 to Aug 22) Financially it could be a little tight for a while. So resist the urge to splurge on things you dont really need. There will be time enough to indulge yourself when the money squeeze eases later this month. VIRG O ( Aug 23 to Sept 22) You demand trust from others. But someone is creating a situation that could put your own trustworthiness in question. Be sure to keep all lines of communication open. LIBRA ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) A problem delays the recognition that you hoped to receive for your hard work. But all will soon be resolved. Remember to make patience your watchword this week. SC O RPI O (O ct 23 to N ov 21) Those wonderful ideas could expand your workplace prospects and ultimately lead you on a new career path. Your personal life also opens up new vistas. SAGITTARI U S (N ov 22 to D ec 21) So much seems to be swirling around you these days that you might find it hard to focus on priorities. Best advice: Take things one at a time, and youll get through them all. CAPRIC O R N (D ec 22 to J an 19) Work out situations with what you have, and avoid the temptation to create complications where they dont exist. This applies both at home and in the workplace. AQ U ARI U S (J an 20 to Feb 18) Keep your keen senses open to possible changes in personal and/or professional situations. Knowing what might lie ahead gives you an edge on how to handle it. PISC E S ( Feb 19 to March 20) Personal pressures at work could create a problem with your performance. Best advice: Focus on the job ahead of you. If necessary, you can deal with the other issue later. B O R N THIS W EEK : Like your fellow Aquarian Abraham Lincoln, you have a way of handling the most difficult situations with grace and conviction. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 8, 2012 3 10 Wednesday, February 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AILF 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 000AI1V 000AH61 A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 000AI5P Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Ovens Refrigerators Water Heaters Disposals Freezers APPLIANCE SERVICES 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 000ABON PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. 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Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Joy Lutheran ChurchThe Lenten Season is soon approaching. On Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate Shrove Tuesday (the English name for the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday) with a pancake supper in Swenson Hall. Plan to drop in anytime between these hours to enjoy pancakes and sausage. A freewill offering will be taken. February 22 is Ash Wednesday and worship service will be at 6:45 p.m. The Wednesday night Lenten Services theme will be Dark Nights of the Soul. Senior Pastor Edward Holloway Jr. will provide the messages on such topics as Alone in Sin, Lonely, Cold, Breathless, Lost, In Pain, and Alone-Again. A Soup Supper will precede the Wednesday night Lenten services at 5:30 p.m. The theme for the Sunday services in Lent (8:15 and 11 a.m.) will be A Journey from Fear to Love. Pastor Holloways messages will be on Fear of the World, Fear of My Own Way, Fear of God, Fear of the Holy Spirit and Fear of Light. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call the church office at 3528544509 ext 221. First Congregational United Church of ChristAsh Wednesday service at First Congregational United Church of Christ is at 6 p.m. on Feb. 22. The church is at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Call 352-237-3035 for more information. Congregation Beth Israel Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold Shabbat evening services on Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 Highway 200, building 300 in Ocala. In keeping with the Jewish Reconstructionists Movement of joyous song and worship, Congregation Beth Israel has appointed Sally Smith-Adams as accompanist for the liberal congregation. Ms. Smith-Adams is an accomplished keyboard and piano player and has accompanied such greats as the Zim brothers and other performers and cantors at Jewish resorts in the New York Catskills. Her lively style and appreciation of Jewish liturgical music make for a meaningful worship experience. Sonia Peterson and Judi Siegal will be leading the service and all are welcome to experience the warmth and joy of Reconstructionist worship. Read the classifieds

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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Medical LPN The Centers is seeking full-time LPN for Citrus County Med Clinic in Lecanto, FL. Provides quality client care in accordance with acceptable nursing practice and focuses on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse & mental illness. $17.00/hr Full benefits pkg 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 Therapist The Centers is seeking Outpatient Licensed or Masters Level Therapist for positions in Citrus County. Must have a min 1 yr exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg 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 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Professional Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. A leading provider of the higher education to the military and a leader in the online education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 15,000 students at the traditional University campus ( main campus), though the Center for the Online Learning, and at 17 regional centers in seven states. Saint Leo University is creating a pool of potential adjunct instructors to teach English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at the Ocala Center location in Ocala Florida. Appointments are for the immediate and upcoming terms. A Masters degree in ESOL, TESOL, Foreign Language Education or a closely related field is the minimum requirement. The degree must be from a regionally accredited institution. Also, candidates must have eighteen graduate credit hours in ESOL or closely related field. For additional information & application instructions, please visit: www. saintleo.edu/jobs Saint Leo University is an equal opportunity employer. Catholics, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Employment Info Personal Assistant Needed Urgently for : shipping, organizing, graphic design, quick books, and any other misc. job requests.you will be paid $580/wk. send your resume to : laurann.doherty@aol.com Garage/ Yard Sales COMMUNITY YARD SALE Sat. Feb. 11, 8A-2P Countryside Presbyterian Church. 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala. White Elephant, Clothing, Jewelry, Tools, Toys, Crafts, Books, CDs, Bake Sale. Many and other items. Cafe. Medical Equipment Jazzy Motorized Wheel Chair Good Condition $800 obo (570) 778-7969 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Inverness Homes Large 1 Fam. Carol Terrace, Inverness. 4BR 3BA, 2700 sq ft under air, 2.8 acres fully fenced, important updates done. $220,000. Owner 352-419-7017 Crystal River Homes Plantation area Energy-wise 3 bedroom. 2 bath. Garage. Ready move in. Fenced backyard w/playhouse. 352-563-1341 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 Trucks GMC 2007 Sierra 2500 Crew Cab, 4x4, Turbo Diesel, price $7000 407-792-2275 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And theFREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWERANDCONVENIENCEOF THECLASSIFIEDSTOWORKFORYOU! 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 Quail Meadow Congratulations to couple celebrating 60th anniversary A s this is being written, it is Groundhog Day! Now we have two different predictions this year: (1) Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania predicts another 6 weeks of winter, (2) General Beauregard Lee in Georgia says that spring is on the way. Since we are closer to Georgia, I say we go with General Beau Lee! Congratulations to Charles and Kathleen Reich who are celebrating 60 years of marriage on Feb. 2. Time is running out to get your tickets for the spaghetti dinner to be held at the Clubhouse on Monday, the 13th. Reservations must be made by the 8th. Call Kathy Voss or Charlotte Payne for tickets. Where else can you get a spaghetti dinner for a $5 donation? Its time for the Ladies Luncheon! This months outing will be on Friday, the 10th, at Biancas Caf. Biancas is located in Ocala Palms. Reservations are needed by the 8th. Contact Maryanne Ellner or Kathy Voss for more information. All ladies of Quail Meadow and their guests are invited. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow (Red Hats) will celebrate Valentines Day with champagne and chocolates on Tuesday, the 14th. Please RSVP to Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb. As always, guests are welcome. Would you like to learn to play some new games? If so, Bunco players meet the second Wednesday of each month at the Clubhouse. New players are always welcome. The fun begins at 6 p.m. If you dont think Bunco would interest you, then how about Mah Jongg? If you are interested, come to the Clubhouse every Thursday at 1 p.m. Contact Fil DiFiore for more information. The regular players are willing to teach you how to play the game. The officers and board members of the Quail Meadow Property Owners Association are as follows: Judy Zobel, president; Kay Levine, vice president; Maxine Turley, secretary; Betty Levine, assistant secretary; Dot Avery, treasurer; Brooke Hamlin, assistant treasurer and Elaine Sherwin, director. They are looking for volunteers for the Welcome Committee and also the Architectural Review Committee. If you are interested, contact one of the board members. Carolyn Slocumb Harbour View Elementary School Student Stephen Flanner, 8, was recognized by Marion County Fire Rescue on Jan. 24 for the bravery and composure he showed during an emergency on Sept. 17. When his mother, Kristin Metcalf, began having a severe asthma attack she asked Stephen to run across the street to his grandmothers house for help. In the meantime Kristin lost conciousness, and when Stepehn couldnt locate his grandmother he called 911. Stephen, who was 7 years old at the time, calmly provided dispatchers with the necessary information and then watched after his 2-yearold sister until rescuers arrived seven minutes later. He did outstanding. He did better than most adults do during an emergency situation, MCFR Firefighter/Paramedic Brent Murray said during Tuesdays recognition event. To honor Stephen for a job well done, MCFR invited him, his mother and his sister to meet their rescuers and to take a tour of Spruce Creek Station 30, 7900 S.E. 135th St., Summerfield. During their visit, Boy honored for saving mom Stephen was presented with a goody bag, had the chance to climb aboard engine and rescue vehicles and took a tour of the station. Crew members from South Forest Station 6, who also responded to Stephens emergecy call, were also present. During the event, Metcalf credited public education efforts and Stephens previous teacher for providing students instruction on what to do during an emergency situation. Each year, Marion County Fire Rescue makes it a priority to visit all public elementary schools within the county during Octobers Fire Prevention Month campaign, which teaches children how to communicate with operators during a 911 emergency and the importance of having a family safety evacuation plan. PHOTO BY MARION COUNTY FIRE RESCUEStephen Flanner with his mom, Kristin Metcalf. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Marion County sponsored by the College of Central Florida is seeking volunteers in new program opportunities as follows: Reading Readiness VolunteersVolunteers that can give 1-2 hours per week in a head-start early learning center are needed to help 4-year-olds become ready to read. A dramatic reading voice is helpful however training in this area will be provided. Volunteers will be reading simplistic picture books multiple times in a way that helps students develop emergent literacy skills and encouraging students to participate in the reading experience. Background screenings will be provided at no cost to the volunteer.Living Green VolunteersVolunteers who are committed to a sustainable green environment and who are willing to teach others the importance utilizing simple techniques for living green and sustaining natural resources are needed for a speakers bureau or team to present educational materials in public venues and small group discussions. Training by environmental professionals will be provided at no cost. Life/Resource CoachesVolunteers with hearts of compassion are needed to work with a local church program and local emergency services program serving to help homeless individuals and families achieve permanent housing and economic security. Empathetic, creative, problem solving individuals are needed to provide guidance is job search, budgeting, transportation, and securing housing. Training and background screenings will be provided at no cost to the volunteer.Vet-to-Vet MentorsVeterans (men and women) are needed to assist with coordination of educational seminars and resource referrals for veterans. Seminars topics include all phases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, VA benefits, personal financial planning and mentoring veterans in job preparedness classes. Training will be provided. For additional information on any of these volunteer positions, contact Joyce Wright, at 291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Lend a hand Read the classifieds

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Ocala Palms........3 Fairfield Village..5 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 45 WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2012 Saving his mom Page 2 Happenings Page 4 12 Wednesday, February 8, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000A9HZ 000AHOH W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. 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 The six local Rotary clubs have joined forces to raise funds for the Ocala Discovery Center, while providing a good time for the children who are enjoying the Center and who will continue to benefit from its programs. Feb. 11 is the date for the Rotary Discovery Fest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outside of the building at Tuscawilla Park. There will be games, activities and great food for your entire family. Tickets will be available at the gate. Children get in for free if they are 5 years old or younger. Tickets are only $5 for children between 6 and 12 years and $10 if 13 years or older. The Ocala Discovery Center moved into the old Armory building in 2009 after the ground floor was renovated. Now its time to renovate the second floor (which was used as a basketball court and volleyball court when the building originally opened in 1941) and to install an elevator to allow access for the disabled. The new second floor will provide space for traveling exhibits and educational gatherings. Money raised during the Discovery Fest will be added to the $20,000 already donated by Rotarians early last year. For more information go to www.mydiscoverycenter.org. Rotary is the worlds oldest service organization. Discovery Fest to be on Feb. 11 PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDuring the ceremony honoring the Four Chaplains, who are shown on the table at the top right, candles were lit on the table, above, by Suzanne Hough and Jean Kirby, members of the DAR. Colors were presented by the North Marion Young Marines. Four Chaplains ceremony honors heroes sacrifice Speaker Chaplain Capt. Gary R. Pollitt By Jim Clark E DITOR It may have been Super Bowl Sunday, but for those gathered at Veterans Memorial Park on the afternoon of Feb. 5, something far more important to them was being remembered. There was a Four Chaplains ceremony that attracted a small crowd to a corner of the park near the plaque honoring the four men of God who sacrificed so much during an attack on a ship in World War II. The four men saved many sailors whose ship had been torpedoed by the Germans. The ship didnt have a chance, going down in a very short time. The crowd heard Chaplain Capt. Gary R. Politt, U.S. Navy Retired, of Jacksonville, tell them about the men who sacrificed their own safety and stayed to help others as the ship was going down. There is also testimony that they gave up their life jackets to others who had none. In addition to the speaker, who was introduced by Chaplain Col. Lamar Hunt, U.S. Navy retired, the crowd heard the playing of Assembly and Taps by Lee Muncaster; the introductions by Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Elden H. Luffman; the invocation by Chaplain Lt. Cmdr. Mike Harrison, USNR retired; saw the presentation of the colors by the North Marion Young Marines; the singing of the National Anthem and Eternal Father Strong to Save by Marcia Muncaster; the leading of the Pledge of Allegiance by Larry Duncan, American Merchant Marine veteran and a park volunteer; recognition of guests by Jeffrey Askew, Veterans Service director; saw the lighting of the memorial candle for each of the Four Chaplains by Suzanne Hough and Jean Kirby, Daughters of the American Revolution; the Memorial Prayer by Chaplain Col. Janet Horton, U.S. Army, retired; the benediction by Rabbi Zeev Harari, Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala, and Amazing Grace by John the Bagpiper. Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc. has planned a For The Love of Animals Gala. Its a fundraising event featuring The Johnny Mello Show and Adult Magic Demonstrations by Magic Mark, Beasley, a high-energy interactive magician. The show will be held Saturday night, Feb. 11, from 7 until 10 p.m. in the Silver Springs Shores Community Center, located at 590 Silver Road, Silver Springs Shores. The gala will begin with 20 minutes of magical demonstrations and continue with Doo Wop, Rock-n-Roll and Country Music selections from the best of by-gone eras. Its a fast paced round robin sing off of six local singers who will perform 1950s and 1960s style music. Featured performers include: Johnny Mello, Sultry Lady, Doo Wop Momma, David Max Baldwin, Jimbo Killingsworth, Dennis Trimmer and Magic Mark There will be a 50/50 cash drawing, multi prize raffles and over 30 instant door prize winners. Food will be available but is extra. This is also a BYOB event. The gala will benefit Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc., the Silver Springs Shores Residents Association, Feisty Acres Cat Rescue and Zen Doggie Rescue. Advance tickets can be obtained from Have A Heart for Companion Animals, Inc ($10 each or two tickets for $15). Ticket holders are asked to bring a bag of dry dog or cat food as a donation for local rescue groups. For further information, tickets or directions, call John Marinelli at 352-6871776 or visit www.haveaheart.us. For the Love of Animals fundraiser set Please see CHAPLAINS Page 7 Two residents of Stone Creek were arrested recently. Howard Gluck, 79, faces charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, grand theft and resisting arrest. Brenda R. Gluck, 68, was accused of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting without violence and disorderly conduct. According to the report from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, a deputy responded in response to a theft. The victim said some plants were stolen from a house under construction, and he suspected the Glucks, because he had a problem in the past with stolen sod. When the deputy went to the Gluck residence, he said they were upset and denied any wrongdoing. They advised they had bought the plants at a local store. The deputy went back to the site of the incident and Brenda Gluck followed, demanding that the deputy remove his car from her driveway. Branda Gluck came to the incident location and refused to leave the location. After a couple of warnings, the deputy arrested her and attempted to handcuff her. She resisted, and hit the deputy on the arm and chest, according to the report. As the deputy attempted to place Brenda Gluck in his car, Howard Gluck came and started yelling at the deputy. He refused to back away and according to the report hit the deputy on the chest. The deputy got Brenda Gluck into his car, but Howard Gluck attempted to let her out by opening the door. He was then placed under arrest, and a backup deputy arrived and handcuffed him. Two from Stone Creek arrested by deputies Stone Creek O n Saturday, Jan. 28, residents witnessed a murder at Stone Creek. While none of the residents called 911, the police were immediately present. The Stone Creek residents were participants in Murder Me Always by Lee Mueller. This murder mystery/dinner theatre was sponsored by the Culture Vultures. The performers came from West Port High School/Marion County Center for the Arts. The dinner of roast pork, mashed potatoes and string beans was prepared by the Booster moms under the direction of Chef Kim Barwick. Director and teacher Janet Shelley said, We are glad to be a part of this great relationship with Stone Creek. We, at Stone Creek, are also appreciative of this on-going relationship with the West Port High School. There were 56 students who came to prepare scenery, move tables, decorate, waitress and deliver the performance, and the all important job of cleaning up. Rita Singer, president of the Culture Vultures, had many people to thank for the event. She thanked Del Webb/Pulte for supporting the fundraising efforts of the club that have resulted in the purchase of a piano for the enjoyment of Stone Creek Residents. The Pulte Marketing Department took student Justin Gonzalezs design and created the evening program. They also purchased 20 tickets for special guests. Resident Barry Browne gave of his day along with Chris Vaida, technical director, to provide the sound and lighting for the event. There were many others who gave of their time to make this evening special. Rick and Marge Casey were Event Food Coordinators for the evening. They took the needed training from the Kitchen Club so that they could provide this service to the Culture Vultures. As the mystery unfolded, residents got to question the actors to determine who was the killer. The questions from the residents were not many. I guess residents watch many CSI television shows and were able to figure who was the killer. The residents then got a ballot to vote for the person or persons they considered committed the crime. They never told the audience the results of the vote and I will not divulge the identity of the killer in case you have the opportunity to see this presentation at a future date. I am happy to report that in this killing the killer and the deceased along with the other actors were given a standing ovation. The parents also held a silent auction. There were seven baskets on which residents could make bids. One basket included two one-hour massages; there was a basket of beer, lagers and ales; an original watercolor by artist Pam Eden; a garden basket; a pendant made by jewelry artist, Barbara Jones with a decorative curio cabinet, collector porcelain cups with tea and sweets. For Valentines Day there was a basket with sparkling wine, assorted boxes of chocolates, champagne flutes, candles and sweet bouquet of heart lollipops. The proceeds from the bids went to the Center for the Arts. It was a truly wonderful evening in which the relationship between students and Stone Creek was made stronger. Rita Singer wants you to save the date of Saturday, March 24 when there will be a concert to show off the piano to the Stone Creek Community. Residents working together can make wonderful things happen. Residents witness a murder Patricia Gizzi West Port Booster moms held a silent auction. Director Jaanet Shelley and Rita Singer, president of the Culture Vultures. Chef Kim Barwick and helpers prepared the dinner.