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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Quail Meadow......3 Stone Creek........5 Puzzles................9 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 47 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY22, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Opinion Page 6 12Wednesday, February 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 A M D Y 000AF8L 000AM2I 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 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 A I 4 1 Candidates start push in District 5 race Pat Gabriel Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, has announced that she will be a candidate for County Commission District 5. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Marion County is a great place to live, work, and play. We are positioning ourselves to be leaders in the state in both job creation and quality of life. I want to help our county preserve our natural resources, provide job opportunities, and maintain quality services for our citizens without losing our small town charm and warmth. She moved to Marion County in 1996, and joined the Southwest State Road 200 Coalition in 1997. She was chosen vice president in 1998, and became president in 1999, a position which she still holds today. She is also chair of the Marion County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, December 2008 to present; and chair of the Marion County Fire Advisory February 2009 to present. She was chair of the Marion County Emergency Medical Response Task Force, a County Commission appointment, in 2001; member of the board of directors of the Public Policy See PAT Page 10 Francine Johannesen Francine Johannesen, CEO of the Marion County Building Industry Association, longtime resident, and community leader, has officially announced her candidacy for the 2012 Marion County Commission District 5 race. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Johannesens priorities center around a unified economic agenda designed to create jobs, to get people back to work, and to keep those jobs so our community can thrive today and into the future. I have had the privilege of working closely with our local officials and local leaders to promote pro-active economic development within our community and I want to further my commitment to ensure we are effective and efficient in rebuilding our community. said Johannesen. Johannesen believes by promoting pro-active economic development, capitalizing in innovation, leveraging our communitys greatest assets, and strengthening our education and workforce development, we will create a healthy environment for Marion County. Johannesen also states, All economies are local and many of us are working hard to create an atmosSee FERANCINE Page 10 Downtown Ocala becomes home on the range PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKA cattle drive featuring 27 cows were driven through downtown Ocala Saturday morning, Feb. 18, to the Southeastern Youth Fair a nd high school rodeo at the pavilion. Crowds lined some of the streets to see the herd make its way through traffic. Michael Hoffman, 6, of Morriston, waited on Osceola Avenue to see the drive. Lane Taylor, 5, and his sister, Cora Taylor, 3, of Southwest Ocala, were near Tuscawilla Park. They attend the fair regularly. This downtown visitor was wondering what all the fuss was about before the start of the drive at the southern end of Osceola Avenue. Alzheimers symposium planned More than 10,000 Marion County residents and their caregivers wake-up every day struggling to cope with Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers has become more prevalent over the past several years and it continues to grow. The number of people living with Alzheimers disease will only continue to grow as our population ages. On Tuesday, March 27, the Alzheimers Association is hosting a symposium at the Circle Square Cultural Center at On Top of the World starting at 8:30 a.m. for professionals and family caregivers who support those living with Alzheimers. The symposium will focus on the culture of aging. During the all-day event, registrants will learn about the most recent research developments and new methods in providing and caring for people living with the disease. Continuing Education Credits are available. Research is advancing all the time and there are new methods for helping those with Alzheimers being developed, said Brandy Gregg, Board Member, Alzheimers Association Central and North Florida Chapter. For professionals and family caregivers who are new to dealing with the disease or for those who are more seasoned, this symposium offers an opportunity to connect with others and to get updated and refreshed on caring for those living with the disease. The event is $35 with an additional $30 for nurses and certified nurses assistants who need CEUs. Register before March 1 to save $10. Admission includes See ALZHEIMERS Page 10 Quail Meadow Chocolates and Champagne Joan Christopher enjoying the fountain, being watched by Carol Sjogren and Marie Schneider. Barbara Haddix enjoying the party. that I really believe this (CPS-3) is part of the answer, stated one study participant from the Atlanta area. To enroll in the study, individuals complete two steps, one in person and one at home. As part of the in-person enrollment, individuals complete a brief written survey, have their waist measured, sign an informed consent, and give a small blood sample. The enrollment process is complete when individuals complete the more comprehensive baseline survey. Over the course of the study which is anticipated to last 20 to 30 years participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years that will be sent to their home. Many individuals diagnosed with cancer struggle to answer the question, What caused my cancer? In many cases, we dont know the answer, said Alpa V. Patel, Ph.D., principal investigator of CPS-3. Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s that collectively have involved millions of volunteer participants. The Hammond-Horn Study and previous Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS-I, and CPS-II) have played a major role in understanding cancer prevention and risk, and have contributed significantly to the scientific basis and development of public health guidelines and recommendations. Those studies confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, demonstrated the link between larger waist size and increased death rates from cancer and other causes, and showed the considerable impact of air pollution on heart and lung conditions. The current study, CPS-II, began in 1982 and is still ongoing. The initial enrollment process takes about 30 minutes at the local event and an additional 45 to 60 minutes at home to fill out the more comprehensive baseline survey. Periodic follow-up surveys of various lengths are expected to be sent every few years to individuals. The voluntary, long-term commitment by participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come. Taking an hour or so every few years to fill out a survey and potentially save someone from being diagnosed with cancer in the future is a commitment that thousands of volunteer participants have already made. Were looking for more like-minded individuals in marion county to join this effort that we know will save lives and improve the outlook for future generations, said Dr. Patel. For information or to learn how to get involved, visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. CANCERcontinued from Page 10

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S aturday morning, Feb. 11, saw many of Fairfield Villages neighbors gathering between 8 and 11 a.m. to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast sponsored by the Social Activities Committee. It was an early Valentine celebration and many took advantage of the time to sit and chat with friends during and after the nice breakfast at the nicely decorated tables. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, juices, and coffee were the mainstay of the morning. However, for a smile and a Please those enjoying the time with friends could be served a special Mimosa drink in really nice champagne flutes they were plastic, but they were still very nice. In the background, everyone was treated to appropriate Valentine music. For some reason, most of the ladies present really seemed to enjoy several of the old Elvis Presley hits. I cannot attest to what the gentlemen preferred actually I think it was the pancakes and sausage which just kept coming off the griddle. We all know the way to a mans heart right? Coming up on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 7 until 8 p.m., there will be a Managers Monthly Residents Event. The show is advertised as Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show, and it features Jim Buckland, C.H. (Maybe that means Certified Hypnotist, but I certainly do not know that I am just guessing.) Buckland is called a Master Hypnotist and is purported to be quite an entertaining fellow. Tickets are just $5 per person and the proceeds from the evening will be returned to the audience in drawings held after the show. Everyone is invited to come and BYOB and any snacks that would be appetizing for yourself or your group of friends. Tickets may be purchased in the managers office or at the door the evening of the performance. Actually I told our manager, Peggy Sluss, that I do not believe that I could be hypnotized. She asked if I would like to participate and not just be part of the audience. I am still considering that option, but I have not decided as yet. I would have to be sure that if I am wrong, and I could be hypnotized that I would not be caught on camera doing the funky chicken dance or trying to sing when everyone knows that I absolutely would be mortified if anyone heard me trying to sing. I do not have a bucket big enough to help me begin to carry that proverbial tune. Maybe I better just stick to taking the photos and writing about what others do here in Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely (hypnotized or not hypnotized) people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11 2Wednesday, February 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 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. Professional EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR United Way of Citrus County, a non-profit agency, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Professional Officer/Executive Director. This position serves as chief executive officer of United Way of Citrus County Providing innovative and strategic leadership while working with the Board of Directors to achieve community impact. Works with community partners, leaders, and staff to implement the strategic plans to improve education, achieve financial stability and promote healthy lives. Maintains accountability for the overall operational and fiscal integrity of the organization. Skills: Ability to prepare and administer a non-profit budget. Excellent communications skills (oral and written). Ability to work successfully with a non-profit governing board. Ability to coordinate the annual fund raising campaign. Knowledge of community planning operations. Provides a professional image to the community. Sound ethical and moral principles. Commitment to the mission, vision and values of United Way. Education: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in business, management, finance, accounting, social services or related fields. Experience: A minimum of 3 to 5 years managerial experience, preferably with a non-profit health/human service agency or business. Send r esume to: United Way of Citrus County 1205 NE 5th Street, Suite A Crystal River, FL 34429 General Complete stain glass tool and supply kit, excellent condition, $50 352-671-7959 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Pets A gift for Valentines! 4 adorable little Jack Russell/Chihuahua pups 9 wks.w/ Health Cert.2M/2F $300 ea 352-465-1797 Real Estate For Sale Mobile Homes In Park 55 + Community 2 BD 1 BA. Florida rm completely furnished washer & dryer, handicap access. Lot rent $269 Priced to sale $5500 obo (352) 671-2866 Real Estate For Sale Inverness Highlands West Two adjoining lots for sale-3566 S. Dean $8K adjoining lot $7K. (352) 302-1940 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 Vehicles Wanted WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 000AFU4 Door to Door Airport ServiceSeaports too Great Price No Ride Share EVER (352) 641-0651 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 000AMJA 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 Fairfield Village Hearts, flowers and hypnotism Priscilla Geissal Please read the classifieds From the left, Toni Belcher, Sandi Ford, Jeannie Chapman, Carol Starr, Ellie Lynch, and Loretta Zang smile happily as they realize that their hard work has netted great fun and lots of camaraderie for the Fairfield Village community. Since February is designated as Heart Month, the official pancake cook of the day, Jeannie Chapman (SAC Chair) shows the special heart pancakes she made for folks who had recuperated from illness and then came to participate in the Valentine Pancake Breakfast in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse on Saturday morning, Feb. 11. More photos on Page 8 Loretta Zang takes a break to smell the roses. Loretta was instrumental in the success of the Pancake Breakfast as were several other ladies.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants Wealth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $165 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute conference for new clients. 000AM6J 10Wednesday, February 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AJAI LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. 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She was a governors appointee to Withlachoochee Regional Planning Council, 2001 to 2008 and served on the Executive Board, was a member of EMS Advisory Committee at CFCC, 1999; AED Selection Committee at Munroe Regional Hospital, 2000; Charter Member of South West Rotary, 2001 2007; Sgt. Of Arms South West Ocala Rotary 2003/2004; President of South West Ocala Rotary 2005/2006; Member of Smart Growth Coalition, 2002 2005 and was Countryside Farms Homeowners Association Secretary 1998 2006. She graduated from Marion County Citizens Academy 2001, was appointed to Sheriffs Advisory Committee 2004/2005 and was appointed to Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2005. Gabriel attended Ohio State University, Hammel Actual Business College, Cincinnati Technical School, Cuyahoga Community College, and the Realtors National Marketing Institute, with courses leading to CRB designation. She has been a secretary for Industrial Contractor, worked in accounts receivable and payable and advertising for a major company, was an assistant director of personnel and a news editor at a hospital She began a real estate career as an agent in 1978 in Ohio, and achieved Million Dollar Club status, was honored as Professional of the Year, taught a 30-hour continuing education course, wrote and taught training modules and served on the Grievance Committee of the Cincinnati Board of Realtors before becoming the board president. In Florida she worked as an advertising representative for the St. Petersburg Times. Her husband is retired from AT&T and from the Ocala Star-Banner. She has a son who served in the Marines, reaching the rank of captain, and is now with the FBI in Washington, D.C.; and a daughter, who received her RN degree from CFCC and lives with her daughter in Citrus County. PATcontinued from Page 1 phere that is conducive to a better local economy. It is going to take dedication, hard work, and a great deal of teamwork to accomplish these priorities. Marion County is a great place to live and one of our greatest assets is the power of the people that live here. Through my formal education and my experience in problem solving, change and project management, I want to pull our resources together to get the job done. Johannesen has been a resident of Marion County since 1974 and graduated from Lake Weir High School with a full academic scholarship to the College of Central Florida where she received her Associate of Arts degree. She continued her undergraduate studies at Saint Leo University and obtained her degree in Business Administration, specializing in business management with a minor in marketing. She has held positions with the City of Ocala Electric Utility, Progress Energy of Florida, and is currently CEO at the Marion County Building Industry Association. Johannesen is currently active on the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, a member of the Ocala/Marion County Economic Development Corporation and the Republican Business Council. She is also an engaged volunteer leader and has worked with United Way, March of Dimes, Junior Achievement, ARC of Marion, and many others. Johannesen and her husband Chad have a daughter, Aubrey, and two opinionated Chihuahuas. FRANCINEcontinued from Page 1 continental breakfast, lunch, sessions, breaks and exhibits. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The event will have breakout sessions covering behaviors, communications, activities, research, financial programs and other Alzheimer-related topics. Respite services can be arranged off-site for those family caregivers who may require assistance to attend. To register for the event, please visit http://www.alz.org/cnfl or call 800-272-3900. ALZHEIMERScontinued from Page 1 Quail Meadow T o look at the calendar and see the events for the past week, you might think that all we do is eat! The ladies of Quail Meadow enjoyed a very delightful outing to Biancas in Ocala Palms for lunch. The food and fellowship were both enjoyable. If you havent attended one of the luncheons, you should plan to meet with us next month. The spaghetti dinner was fabulous! Seventy residents attended. Each lady was presented with a rose. The food was excellent. Dave Yoders was the pasta chef. There was a variety of sauces available: meatballs, sausage, turkey meatballs and sausage, and also a meatless sauce. All sauces were made by volunteers from our community. The servers were cute in their matching aprons (made by Marion Gartman). Servers for the event were Lil Carie, Carolyn Carlson, Marion Gartman, Maryann McGill and Theresa Yoders. Along with spaghetti, we had salad and dessert. No one left hungry! The unusual table decorations were made by Lil Carie and Earl Talley. The 50/50 drawing was won by Lil Carie. In addition, other prizes of the table decorations, candy, etc. were also given to the lucky ticket holders. During the evening, our disc jockey John Stone provided appropriate Valentine dinner music. Many were heard remarking that this was one of the best dinners we have had. The Red Hot Fillies (Red Hatters) celebrated Valentines Day with a Chocolates and Champagne party. This event was held at the Clubhouse. Everyone enjoyed the chocolate fountain and coating the strawberries, pineapple, and bananas from the flowing fountain. Bobbie Waite made the most unusual dessert centerpieces they looked like a flower pot with flowers in them, but the dirt was actually edible chocolate cookies, whipped cream, and pudding. The worms were also edible gummy worms! The races are coming! Mark your calendars now for Irish Derby Day March 17. The Quail Meadow horse race will be that night at the Clubhouse. Tickets are available from Lil Carie and Pat Talley. Ladies get out your hats there will be a contest for the best hat. Plenty of food Carolyn Slocumb Servers at the Ladies Luncheon at Biancas were Theresa Yoders, Lil Carie, Carolyn Carlson, Maryann McGill, Marion Gartman. Dave Yoders, Pasta Chef with Terry McGill and Ron Gartman. More photos on Page 12 Residents of Marion County have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Societys Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 will take place at the Ocala Relay for Life Trinity Catholic High School on April 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. These volunteers will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer My mom is a two-time cancer survivor and Im doing all I can to make sure my children dont have to say Local residents can take part in cancer prevention study Please see CANCER Page 12 000AM41 PAINTING A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich 40 Years Experience Interior and Exterior Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Free Furniture Moving Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 000AEUE 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000AMHM 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. 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But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Caution is still advised before making a financial commitment to a promising project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions. But its well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Expect to make new friends as your social circle expands. Also, remember to tell that family member how proud you are of his or her achievements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) New ventures continue to be favored. And with your self-confidence rising all the time, youll want to see how well you can do with a new challenge. So, go to it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a good time for the usually seriousminded Aquarian to let loose and enjoy some fun times. Expect to get good news about a workplace issue. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Changed plans might upset some people, but your needs should be respected. Offer explanations when necessary. But dont let yourself be talked into changing your decisions. B ORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for bringing people together. You would make a fine judge or counselor. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Thursday, Feb. 23 Go s pel group to appear A top gospel group, The Chuck Wagon Gang, will perform at Christs Church of Marion County on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family entertainment and be transported to a time and place where life was a bit simpler and time seemed to move at a slower pace. There is no admission charge; a freewill offering will be received. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.orgSaturday, Feb. 25 Stearn s to hol d to w n m eeting U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, (R-Fla.), will hold a series of town meetings on Saturday, Feb. 25. From 9 to 10 a.m. he will be at the Marion County Commission chambers, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. in Ocala. From 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. he will be at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. Highway 484. From 1 to 2 p.m. hell be at the American Legion, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd., Lady Lake. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. hell be at Fruitland Park City Hall, 506 W. Berckman St., Fruitland Park. All meetings are open to the public. King d o m o f the Sun Concert Ban d The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will present A Musical Potpourri concert series on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (formerly Forest High School), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Highlights from CATS, Jericho, More Than You Know, Slippery Gentlemen (featuring the trombone section) and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or check out the bands website at www.kingdomofthesunband.org.Monday, Feb. 27 School can d i d ate s to d ebate Diana Greene, George Tomyn, and Wally Wagoner, candidates for School Superintendent of the Marion County Schools, will participate in a debate sponsored by the Tea Party Solutions of Ocala. The debate will be held at the groups regular meeting time at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the Berean Baptist Church 4800 S.W. 20th St., Ocala. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend More participation in local government is the groups goal. Retire d nur s e s to m eet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country Club on Monday, Feb. 27. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows a noon. Our speaker will be Karen Strouse of the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Our charity will be the Guardian Ad Litem Program and a cash donation is appreciated. Retired RN's wishing to attend should contact Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by Wednesday, Feb. 22. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Brea s t cancer s urvivor s m eet The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Room 104. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28. At this meeting, Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top of the World, will speak to us about fall prevention. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Saturday, March 3 Tee Ti m e f or Tot s Community Bank and Trust of Florida is having the 10th annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament on March 3 at Del Webb Spruce Creek. Funds are being raised to benefit the Marion County Homeless Children & Youth program and they need our assistance more than ever. Right here in our own back yard there are over 1,500 school aged homeless children. These statistics are just shocking. All tournament information can be found on the www.teetimefortots.com website, including registration and sponsorship forms. El ks gear up f or Ar m y o f Hope Final plans are being made for the second annual Army of Hope, an afternoon of fun for the while family on Saturday, March 3. Starting at noon, the day's events planned for outside the front of the Elks lodge on Northeast 25th Avenue include clowns, face-painting, child ID program, bounce house, static military and law enforcement displays, plus two special highlights: a warbird flyover and a huge display of vintage Corvettes. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and that includes a big lunch and drink courtesy of US Food. In addition, there are lots of door prizes and raffles, plus music, throughout the afternoon. Proceeds from the event go to needy military families in our area. For more info, contact Mike Mongeluzzo at 352-6364127. Sho w ti m e f or S w eet A d eline s Music lovers need to mark your calendars for the Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus annual show, Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. The popular river songs will be featured in "Lazy River Dayze," with a guest performance by the Ocala Civic Theater Singers. Tickets at $10 may be reserved now. Group rates are available from $6-$8 Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. door prizes available. Tuesday, March 6 Bu dd y Lile s in concert Buddy Liles will be in concert on March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ocala Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.E. 60th Ave., Ocala. Liles has sung with the Florida Boys Quartet over 25 years, with Landmark Quartet of Cincinnati, Ohio and on Bill Gaither Videos. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Tuesday, March 13 Ocala Open Gol f TourneyA Charity Pro-Am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 13, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with the pro and get a few pointers on your own game. 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Two of Fairfields most beloved neighbors, Cecile Gautier (left) and Paula LeBlanc (right) stop long enough to smile for the camera as they came to enjoy the pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, and coffee with their many friends. One of Fairfields busiest and nicest gentlemen is Dan Ford. He thought the roses were very nice too. $28,100 donation A group of Ocala Palms residents and Florida Military Family Assistance Fund Committee Members made a trip to The Florida National Guard Headquarters in St. Augustine on in December to present the proceeds from the third annual Veterans Day Charity Golf Tournament. Present from left are: Tom and Rene Hopkins, Linda Holm, Joe and Barb Dedics, Terry Sutton ( FMFAF-VP), Pat DeJesus (FMFAFSecty/Treasurer) ,John DeJesus (FMFAF-President), MG Emmett Titshaw, BG Richard Capps (Ret), George Myron, MG Donald Tyre, BG Joseph Balskus and CSM Mike Hosford. A check in the amount of $28,100 was donated to the Florida National Guard Emergency Relief Fund for active duty soldiers and their families. S tone Creek has some residents who are published authors, and we also have a spa teacher who has recently seen one of her articles published. If you visit the indoor pool on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 to 11, you will see Barb Day teaching her classes. Recently, Barb had her pool games article published in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of AKWA Magazine which is the official publication of the Aquatic Exercise Association. This is the article Ruth Sova requested to copy for her students. Barb says, This is a very practical article I wrote to help other instructors utilize the idea that games can be played in water classes to emphasis/enhance aquatic exercise movements. Those of us who take Barbs classes have played many of the games listed in this article. Barb feels honored to have her article in such a prestigious magazine and gives us the background on Ruth Sova. Ruth is the founder of the Aquatic Exercise Association and is the president of the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institution. She was the author of the first manual for certifying instructors to teach water exercise programs. This manual was dated 1990 and it is the manual from which I studied to become a certified water aerobics instructor. She is an internationally known speaker, author, consultant on fitness, choreography, aquatic exercise and the business side of fitness. She is on the Wisconsin Governors Council on Physical Fitness and received the Governors Entrepreneurial Award. She has also won the IDEA Outstanding Business Award, the first Presidential Sports Award in aquatic exercise and AEAs Contribution to the Industry Award. She has authored 15 books. I believe Ruth is the one who started the entire idea of exercising in the water vertically instead of horizontally (like swimming). She is a great lady and so respected in the water aerobic industry, says Barb. Barb goes on to say, This is probably just a big deal to me to be asked permission by someone with high credentials as Ruth Sova for something I wrote! I was truly honored to think that my simple article could be so helpful to someone. Anyone who has taken Barbs classes knows that she gives 100 percent to all of her lesson plans. She is a teacher who explains why the class is doing something and changes the lesson each time the classes meets. You are given a true workout. My daughter came to a class thinking it was going to be easy but she told me she really got a workout and she is 28 years younger than me. Barbs students recently took up a collection to purchase Barb a Pandora bracelet to show her their appreciation for all that she does. Congratulations, Barb! We, at Stone Creek are happy to share in your accomplishment. Call for help Nancy Ko has been taking care of the labels and ink cartridges for education project for the past three years. These have been donated to Belleview-Santos Elementary School in Belleview. Nancy and her husband have their house for sale and they will be leaving Stone Creek. She would like to know if there is anyone who would be interested in helping her and taking over when she moves. The time involved is less than one hour every four months. This is a great project and I know as a former teacher, it is extremely beneficial to the school. Send Nancy an e-mail at konancy80@yahoo.com. Lets continue the Stone Creek tradition of helping our Ocala Community. Published authors at Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Barb Day

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7 6Wednesday, February 22, 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 A busy legal week: Im suing me The worst in a pair of teenagers I f you wanted to see the worst in American teenagers last week, you only needed to go as far as Gainesville High School. Two girls posted a pair of videos on a social networking site that were the most disgusting things you would ever want to see from kids. The first one had been pulled by the time most people had heard of it, but the second one was still available last weekend. It was a 13-minute racially charged rant against black people. You have to wonder what their parents think. They criticized blacks for the use of welfare, for getting pregnant, for the way they talk, and many other things. They also criticized them for their lack of graduation rate, which was ironic, because after all the publicity, the two girls were forced to withdraw from school because of threats against them. They also spent much of the time on the video giving nasty answers to those who had written them after their first performance, using every four-letter word in the book. Gainesville High officials said that the girls were not representative of the students at the large Alachua County school, but that's what you would expect them to say. The biggest concern we have is that there are others, maybe many others, who feel the way these girls do, and some of those might even be here in Marion County. Racism doesn't know county boundaries, especially with the social networks that are available to students nowadays. That means that school officials and teachers have to be alert to this sort of thing, and stop it before it gets going. Our teenagers should be better educated than these two Gainesville students about the progress of race relations. The videos have been pulled from the social networking site, but if you feel you must see the second one, it was still on a site called WorldStarhiphop.com this past weekend. Just search for the word rant. But a warning. Don't watch it with young children in the room, and don't watch it if you are sensitive to racial and vulgar remarks. For the most part, we wish we hadn't seen it, although editorially we felt we had to, so we would know what we were writing about. It's actually a little sad to see what some of our teenagers have come to. Let's make sure we don't allow any others to perform this sort of thing. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column The law of unintended consequencesBy Jim Flynn T he pull of gravity, spin of our planet, or trips around the sun may cause the U.S. Supreme Court to render occasional decisions with predictable long-term unintended consequences. One such decision was Dred Scott in 1857. As you recall from high school history, Dred Scott was a slave owned by Peter Blow, who sold him to John Emerson, an army doctor. Emerson was posted to several states, including Missouri, where slavery was illegal and slaves were permitted to purchase their freedom. When Scotts offer of the $300 freedom fee was rejected, he sued. Four years and several courts later, the Supreme Court, with five justices who had been slave owners, decided that slaves were neither people nor citizens of any state. In his house-divided speech in 1858, Abraham Lincoln predicted the Dred Scott decision would lead to war. It did, and nearly destroyed the nation. Roe v. Wade in 1973 was another decision influenced by the spins and pulls of planet earth. Youll recall that Roe sued the State of Texas for violating her right to an abortion. None of several courts was brave enough to play the coward card duck the tricky case by declaring it moot. Case dismissed because Roe was no longer pregnant. Instead the Court declared that Roe and every female have a right to abortion until the unborn is viable outside the womb. After rummaging the constitution for a reason, the Court decided abortion must be a privacy right, implied but not stated in the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment. A more recent dizzying decision was the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The Court said government has no authority to restrict the right of corporations to express themselves in elections, provided money isnt given directly to candidates as contributions a distinction without a difference. Corporations are no longer artificial persons created by statutes. In Citizens United five justices said corporations are real people who can exercise their voices to influence elections. We consider the finding asinine. What voices? Will stockholders be asked for their opinions on candidates and issues? Not likely. Modern corporations are run for the enrichment of executives and their hand-picked directors. Corporation managers will get two votes, one at work and the other at the polls. By a power not vested in the Supreme Court the Super Pac (political action committee) was born. In an outbreak of naivet five justices convinced themselves that Super Pacs would be independent from campaign committees and would not lead to political corruption. Pretenses of Super Pac independence from candidates and campaign committees evaporated quickly in recent presidential primaries. What next? The Super Pac decision wont start a civil war or encourage more abortions, but the Court has created another monster which could influence elections all the way down to county clerks. Despite its high level of legal learning, our Supreme Court seems permanently baffled by the law of unintended consequences. 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. FAMILY FEATURES O ne of the best ways to get more of natures healthiest superfoods into your daily diet is to think frozen. Frozen fruits and vegetables retain their nutritional value just as well as fresh. And when it comes to taste, one superfood is a freezer superstar: Wild Blueberries. These delicious little blue powerhouses have superior antioxidant capacity com pared with other fruits and veggies and theyre available year-round in your grocers freezer. Stock up and turn your own freezer into a daily source of healthpromoting superfood. Studies show that Wild Blueberries may help combat cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging. Brain benefits include: Improving motor skills Reversing short-term memory loss Theres no real secret to eating healthy. Just have a ready supply of Wild Blueberries in your freezer so you can enjoy these delicious recipes any time, in any season. Get more wildly healthy recipes at www.wildblueberries.com. Wild Blueberries grow naturally in the fields and barrens of Maine and Canada, and are fresh frozen at the peak of their antioxi dant power. Youll find them in your grocers frozen food section theyre easy and affordable all year-round.Sweet Wild Blueberry Omelet Rolls Serves 4 2 cups frozen Wild Blueberries, thawed 1/2 cup Wild Blueberry jam 8 eggs 2 tablespoons light cream 4 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon flour 2 tablespoons butter 1 ounce chopped pistachio Powdered sugar Mint leaves In small bowl, mix Wild Blueberries with Wild Blueberry jam to bind. In a second bowl, beat eggs with cream, sugar and flour. Place a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add half of the egg mixture and turn down heat in order to slowly cook eggs. Flip over the omelet. Place omelet on a plate, scatter half the Wild Blueberries on it and roll it up. Prepare a second omelet from remaining butter, egg cream and Wild Blueberries. Cut omelets into pieces and sprinkle with pistachio and powdered sugar. Garnish with mint leaves as desired. Nutritional Information per Serving: 410 calories, 18g fat, 170mg sodium, 53g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 13g protein Wild Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Serves 4 3 cups frozen Wild Blueberries 4 tablespoons brown sugar 1 piece of fresh ginger (walnut-size), peeled and grated 13 ounces canned coconut milk, divided 1 teaspoon toasted, grated coconut, for garnish Blend Wild Blueberries, brown sugar, ginger and 6 ounces coconut milk in blender until frothy. Pour remaining coconut milk into four glasses and slowly add Wild Blueberry mixture to each. Stir gently with a spoon to get a marbled white and blue look. Garnish with toasted coconut. Nutritional Information per Serving: 280 calories, 20g fat, 15mg sodium, 29g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 2g protein Tandoori Chicken Sticks with Wild Blueberry Fig SauceServes 4 as entre or 12 as an appetizer 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 package Tandoori Tikka or Tandoori Chicken marinade 1/2 cup low-fat, plain yogurt 2/3 cup frozen Wild Blueberries 1/2 cup Wild Blueberry jam 1/2 cup chopped fresh figs (or substitute pears) 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 2/3 cup cooked red lentils 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon powdered coriander 1 tablespoon oil or cooking spray Skewers Chop chicken into bite-sized chunks. Stir together Tandoori Tikka and yogurt in medium bowl and add chicken. Cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour. Sauce: Stir together Wild Blueberries and jam in a small saucepan. Rinse and chop figs. Add figs and orange zest. Cook sauce stirring until it just comes to a simmer. Remove from heat, cool slightly. Add lentils and season with salt, pepper and coriander. Pre-heat oven to 425F. Remove chicken from marinade and drain in a colander. Place chicken pieces in an oiled 11 x 13-inch glass baking dish, without allowing them to touch. Roast 8 to 10 minutes until done. Place chicken on skewers. Serve with the Wild Blueberry dipping sauce. Traditionally accompanied by rice as an entre. Nutritional Information per Serving: 123 calories, 1g fat, 130mg sodium, 14g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 14g protein, 30mg cholesterol Veggie Sticks with Ricotta Wild Blueberry DipServes 1 2 stalks celery 3 carrots 1/4cup part-skim ricotta (or cream cheese) 1 ounce crumbled Gorgonzola 1 tablespoon Wild Blueberry juice 1 pinch grated orange peel Freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup fresh Wild Blueberries Wash celery and carrots and cut into sticks. Mix ricotta and Gorgonzola with Wild Blueberry juice. Season with grated orange peel and pepper. Gently stir in Wild Blueberries and place in bowl for dipping. Nutritional Information per Serving: 351 calories, 17g protein, 14g fat, 43g carbohydrates, 737mg sodium, 44mg cholesterol Thedelicious secrettoa healthy freezer Wild Blueberries pack a bigger antioxidant punch than their larger, cultivated cousins. And because theyre smaller, they also freeze perfectly, maintaining superior color, texture and sweet and tangy flavor. Jim Clark Editor L ast week was very busy for me. I spent a lot of time doing the paperwork involved in filing for an injunction against myself. Thats right, Im suing me. Its all because some of our government officials seem to forget the first three words of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution; you know, the words We the people. This kind of thing happens when officials ignore the fact that we, the people, are the government not them. This is a government, as Abe Lincoln said at Gettysburg, of the people, by the people, for the people and shall not perish from the earth. Unfortunately, last week it perished in Ocala. The trigger for this is a schools vs. city dispute over utility deposits. The city wants them from the schools; the schools say they dont have to pay. Last week it was revealed that the city threatened to disconnect city utilities, which includes water and electric, from 23 schools and various school offices that use city facilities. That prompted the board to file for an injunction against the city. No, no, no, says the city. We wont shut down any schools, just the offices. First, thats not very comforting, and second, why did they list the schools in the threatening letter? Those of us who happen to live in the city of Ocala pay school taxes to Marion County and pay city taxes to Ocala. So, in effect, we are suing ourselves for demanding a deposit from ourselves. What a colossal waste of time, effort and money this entire dispute has caused. Personally, my school side is winning over my city side. One of the reasons for a utility deposit is to make sure the person posting the deposit is good for the bill. In fact, in one of my utilities, I believe its the phone, I dont have to pay a deposit, because over the years Ive always paid my bills on time. Just where does the city think the School Board is going to go? Is it going to shut down and disappear in the middle of the night, running out on its debts? So why should the city require a deposit from the schools? By the time you read this, there probably will have been a court hearing, and things might be settled. But just the fact that it was brought up at all is very disconcerting. At its next meeting, the City Council should ask for a show of hands from its audience: How many of you also pay School Board taxes? It should be unanimous, unless there are some out-of-county residents there. That show of hands should send a message to the city: Stop demanding that I pay myself a deposit. After all, I might win in court or I might lose or both. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 22, 2012 7 6Wednesday, February 22, 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 A busy legal week: Im suing me The worst in a pair of teenagers I f you wanted to see the worst in American teenagers last week, you only needed to go as far as Gainesville High School. Two girls posted a pair of videos on a social networking site that were the most disgusting things you would ever want to see from kids. The first one had been pulled by the time most people had heard of it, but the second one was still available last weekend. It was a 13-minute racially charged rant against black people. You have to wonder what their parents think. They criticized blacks for the use of welfare, for getting pregnant, for the way they talk, and many other things. They also criticized them for their lack of graduation rate, which was ironic, because after all the publicity, the two girls were forced to withdraw from school because of threats against them. They also spent much of the time on the video giving nasty answers to those who had written them after their first performance, using every four-letter word in the book. Gainesville High officials said that the girls were not representative of the students at the large Alachua County school, but that's what you would expect them to say. The biggest concern we have is that there are others, maybe many others, who feel the way these girls do, and some of those might even be here in Marion County. Racism doesn't know county boundaries, especially with the social networks that are available to students nowadays. That means that school officials and teachers have to be alert to this sort of thing, and stop it before it gets going. Our teenagers should be better educated than these two Gainesville students about the progress of race relations. The videos have been pulled from the social networking site, but if you feel you must see the second one, it was still on a site called WorldStarhiphop.com this past weekend. Just search for the word rant. But a warning. Don't watch it with young children in the room, and don't watch it if you are sensitive to racial and vulgar remarks. For the most part, we wish we hadn't seen it, although editorially we felt we had to, so we would know what we were writing about. It's actually a little sad to see what some of our teenagers have come to. Let's make sure we don't allow any others to perform this sort of thing. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column The law of unintended consequencesBy Jim Flynn T he pull of gravity, spin of our planet, or trips around the sun may cause the U.S. Supreme Court to render occasional decisions with predictable long-term unintended consequences. One such decision was Dred Scott in 1857. As you recall from high school history, Dred Scott was a slave owned by Peter Blow, who sold him to John Emerson, an army doctor. Emerson was posted to several states, including Missouri, where slavery was illegal and slaves were permitted to purchase their freedom. When Scotts offer of the $300 freedom fee was rejected, he sued. Four years and several courts later, the Supreme Court, with five justices who had been slave owners, decided that slaves were neither people nor citizens of any state. In his house-divided speech in 1858, Abraham Lincoln predicted the Dred Scott decision would lead to war. It did, and nearly destroyed the nation. Roe v. Wade in 1973 was another decision influenced by the spins and pulls of planet earth. Youll recall that Roe sued the State of Texas for violating her right to an abortion. None of several courts was brave enough to play the coward card duck the tricky case by declaring it moot. Case dismissed because Roe was no longer pregnant. Instead the Court declared that Roe and every female have a right to abortion until the unborn is viable outside the womb. After rummaging the constitution for a reason, the Court decided abortion must be a privacy right, implied but not stated in the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment. A more recent dizzying decision was the case of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. The Court said government has no authority to restrict the right of corporations to express themselves in elections, provided money isnt given directly to candidates as contributions a distinction without a difference. Corporations are no longer artificial persons created by statutes. In Citizens United five justices said corporations are real people who can exercise their voices to influence elections. We consider the finding asinine. What voices? Will stockholders be asked for their opinions on candidates and issues? Not likely. Modern corporations are run for the enrichment of executives and their hand-picked directors. Corporation managers will get two votes, one at work and the other at the polls. By a power not vested in the Supreme Court the Super Pac (political action committee) was born. In an outbreak of naivet five justices convinced themselves that Super Pacs would be independent from campaign committees and would not lead to political corruption. Pretenses of Super Pac independence from candidates and campaign committees evaporated quickly in recent presidential primaries. What next? The Super Pac decision wont start a civil war or encourage more abortions, but the Court has created another monster which could influence elections all the way down to county clerks. Despite its high level of legal learning, our Supreme Court seems permanently baffled by the law of unintended consequences. 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. FAMILY FEATURES O ne of the best ways to get more of natures healthiest superfoods into your daily diet is to think frozen. Frozen fruits and vegetables retain their nutritional value just as well as fresh. And when it comes to taste, one superfood is a freezer superstar: Wild Blueberries. These delicious little blue powerhouses have superior antioxidant capacity com pared with other fruits and veggies and theyre available year-round in your grocers freezer. Stock up and turn your own freezer into a daily source of healthpromoting superfood. Studies show that Wild Blueberries may help combat cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging. Brain benefits include: Improving motor skills Reversing short-term memory loss Theres no real secret to eating healthy. Just have a ready supply of Wild Blueberries in your freezer so you can enjoy these delicious recipes any time, in any season. Get more wildly healthy recipes at www.wildblueberries.com. Wild Blueberries grow naturally in the fields and barrens of Maine and Canada, and are fresh frozen at the peak of their antioxi dant power. Youll find them in your grocers frozen food section theyre easy and affordable all year-round.Sweet Wild Blueberry Omelet Rolls Serves 4 2 cups frozen Wild Blueberries, thawed 1/2 cup Wild Blueberry jam 8 eggs 2 tablespoons light cream 4 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon flour 2 tablespoons butter 1 ounce chopped pistachio Powdered sugar Mint leaves In small bowl, mix Wild Blueberries with Wild Blueberry jam to bind. In a second bowl, beat eggs with cream, sugar and flour. Place a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add half of the egg mixture and turn down heat in order to slowly cook eggs. Flip over the omelet. Place omelet on a plate, scatter half the Wild Blueberries on it and roll it up. Prepare a second omelet from remaining butter, egg cream and Wild Blueberries. Cut omelets into pieces and sprinkle with pistachio and powdered sugar. Garnish with mint leaves as desired. Nutritional Information per Serving: 410 calories, 18g fat, 170mg sodium, 53g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 13g protein Wild Blueberry Coconut Smoothie Serves 4 3 cups frozen Wild Blueberries 4 tablespoons brown sugar 1 piece of fresh ginger (walnut-size), peeled and grated 13 ounces canned coconut milk, divided 1 teaspoon toasted, grated coconut, for garnish Blend Wild Blueberries, brown sugar, ginger and 6 ounces coconut milk in blender until frothy. Pour remaining coconut milk into four glasses and slowly add Wild Blueberry mixture to each. Stir gently with a spoon to get a marbled white and blue look. Garnish with toasted coconut. Nutritional Information per Serving: 280 calories, 20g fat, 15mg sodium, 29g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 2g protein Tandoori Chicken Sticks with Wild Blueberry Fig SauceServes 4 as entre or 12 as an appetizer 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast 1 package Tandoori Tikka or Tandoori Chicken marinade 1/2 cup low-fat, plain yogurt 2/3 cup frozen Wild Blueberries 1/2 cup Wild Blueberry jam 1/2 cup chopped fresh figs (or substitute pears) 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 2/3 cup cooked red lentils 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon powdered coriander 1 tablespoon oil or cooking spray Skewers Chop chicken into bite-sized chunks. Stir together Tandoori Tikka and yogurt in medium bowl and add chicken. Cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour. Sauce: Stir together Wild Blueberries and jam in a small saucepan. Rinse and chop figs. Add figs and orange zest. Cook sauce stirring until it just comes to a simmer. Remove from heat, cool slightly. Add lentils and season with salt, pepper and coriander. Pre-heat oven to 425F. Remove chicken from marinade and drain in a colander. Place chicken pieces in an oiled 11 x 13-inch glass baking dish, without allowing them to touch. Roast 8 to 10 minutes until done. Place chicken on skewers. Serve with the Wild Blueberry dipping sauce. Traditionally accompanied by rice as an entre. Nutritional Information per Serving: 123 calories, 1g fat, 130mg sodium, 14g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 14g protein, 30mg cholesterol Veggie Sticks with Ricotta Wild Blueberry DipServes 1 2 stalks celery 3 carrots 1/4cup part-skim ricotta (or cream cheese) 1 ounce crumbled Gorgonzola 1 tablespoon Wild Blueberry juice 1 pinch grated orange peel Freshly ground pepper 1/2 cup fresh Wild Blueberries Wash celery and carrots and cut into sticks. Mix ricotta and Gorgonzola with Wild Blueberry juice. Season with grated orange peel and pepper. Gently stir in Wild Blueberries and place in bowl for dipping. Nutritional Information per Serving: 351 calories, 17g protein, 14g fat, 43g carbohydrates, 737mg sodium, 44mg cholesterol Thedelicious secrettoa healthy freezer Wild Blueberries pack a bigger antioxidant punch than their larger, cultivated cousins. And because theyre smaller, they also freeze perfectly, maintaining superior color, texture and sweet and tangy flavor. Jim Clark Editor L ast week was very busy for me. I spent a lot of time doing the paperwork involved in filing for an injunction against myself. Thats right, Im suing me. Its all because some of our government officials seem to forget the first three words of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution; you know, the words We the people. This kind of thing happens when officials ignore the fact that we, the people, are the government not them. This is a government, as Abe Lincoln said at Gettysburg, of the people, by the people, for the people and shall not perish from the earth. Unfortunately, last week it perished in Ocala. The trigger for this is a schools vs. city dispute over utility deposits. The city wants them from the schools; the schools say they dont have to pay. Last week it was revealed that the city threatened to disconnect city utilities, which includes water and electric, from 23 schools and various school offices that use city facilities. That prompted the board to file for an injunction against the city. No, no, no, says the city. We wont shut down any schools, just the offices. First, thats not very comforting, and second, why did they list the schools in the threatening letter? Those of us who happen to live in the city of Ocala pay school taxes to Marion County and pay city taxes to Ocala. So, in effect, we are suing ourselves for demanding a deposit from ourselves. What a colossal waste of time, effort and money this entire dispute has caused. Personally, my school side is winning over my city side. One of the reasons for a utility deposit is to make sure the person posting the deposit is good for the bill. In fact, in one of my utilities, I believe its the phone, I dont have to pay a deposit, because over the years Ive always paid my bills on time. Just where does the city think the School Board is going to go? Is it going to shut down and disappear in the middle of the night, running out on its debts? So why should the city require a deposit from the schools? By the time you read this, there probably will have been a court hearing, and things might be settled. But just the fact that it was brought up at all is very disconcerting. At its next meeting, the City Council should ask for a show of hands from its audience: How many of you also pay School Board taxes? It should be unanimous, unless there are some out-of-county residents there. That show of hands should send a message to the city: Stop demanding that I pay myself a deposit. After all, I might win in court or I might lose or both. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com.

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Two of Fairfields most beloved neighbors, Cecile Gautier (left) and Paula LeBlanc (right) stop long enough to smile for the camera as they came to enjoy the pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, and coffee with their many friends. One of Fairfields busiest and nicest gentlemen is Dan Ford. He thought the roses were very nice too. $28,100 donation A group of Ocala Palms residents and Florida Military Family Assistance Fund Committee Members made a trip to The Florida National Guard Headquarters in St. Augustine on in December to present the proceeds from the third annual Veterans Day Charity Golf Tournament. Present from left are: Tom and Rene Hopkins, Linda Holm, Joe and Barb Dedics, Terry Sutton ( FMFAF-VP), Pat DeJesus (FMFAFSecty/Treasurer) ,John DeJesus (FMFAF-President), MG Emmett Titshaw, BG Richard Capps (Ret), George Myron, MG Donald Tyre, BG Joseph Balskus and CSM Mike Hosford. A check in the amount of $28,100 was donated to the Florida National Guard Emergency Relief Fund for active duty soldiers and their families. S tone Creek has some residents who are published authors, and we also have a spa teacher who has recently seen one of her articles published. If you visit the indoor pool on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 to 11, you will see Barb Day teaching her classes. Recently, Barb had her pool games article published in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of AKWA Magazine which is the official publication of the Aquatic Exercise Association. This is the article Ruth Sova requested to copy for her students. Barb says, This is a very practical article I wrote to help other instructors utilize the idea that games can be played in water classes to emphasis/enhance aquatic exercise movements. Those of us who take Barbs classes have played many of the games listed in this article. Barb feels honored to have her article in such a prestigious magazine and gives us the background on Ruth Sova. Ruth is the founder of the Aquatic Exercise Association and is the president of the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institution. She was the author of the first manual for certifying instructors to teach water exercise programs. This manual was dated 1990 and it is the manual from which I studied to become a certified water aerobics instructor. She is an internationally known speaker, author, consultant on fitness, choreography, aquatic exercise and the business side of fitness. She is on the Wisconsin Governors Council on Physical Fitness and received the Governors Entrepreneurial Award. She has also won the IDEA Outstanding Business Award, the first Presidential Sports Award in aquatic exercise and AEAs Contribution to the Industry Award. She has authored 15 books. I believe Ruth is the one who started the entire idea of exercising in the water vertically instead of horizontally (like swimming). She is a great lady and so respected in the water aerobic industry, says Barb. Barb goes on to say, This is probably just a big deal to me to be asked permission by someone with high credentials as Ruth Sova for something I wrote! I was truly honored to think that my simple article could be so helpful to someone. Anyone who has taken Barbs classes knows that she gives 100 percent to all of her lesson plans. She is a teacher who explains why the class is doing something and changes the lesson each time the classes meets. You are given a true workout. My daughter came to a class thinking it was going to be easy but she told me she really got a workout and she is 28 years younger than me. Barbs students recently took up a collection to purchase Barb a Pandora bracelet to show her their appreciation for all that she does. Congratulations, Barb! We, at Stone Creek are happy to share in your accomplishment. Call for help Nancy Ko has been taking care of the labels and ink cartridges for education project for the past three years. These have been donated to Belleview-Santos Elementary School in Belleview. Nancy and her husband have their house for sale and they will be leaving Stone Creek. She would like to know if there is anyone who would be interested in helping her and taking over when she moves. The time involved is less than one hour every four months. This is a great project and I know as a former teacher, it is extremely beneficial to the school. Send Nancy an e-mail at konancy80@yahoo.com. Lets continue the Stone Creek tradition of helping our Ocala Community. Published authors at Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Barb Day

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But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Caution is still advised before making a financial commitment to a promising project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions. But its well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Expect to make new friends as your social circle expands. Also, remember to tell that family member how proud you are of his or her achievements. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) New ventures continue to be favored. And with your self-confidence rising all the time, youll want to see how well you can do with a new challenge. So, go to it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This is a good time for the usually seriousminded Aquarian to let loose and enjoy some fun times. Expect to get good news about a workplace issue. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Changed plans might upset some people, but your needs should be respected. Offer explanations when necessary. But dont let yourself be talked into changing your decisions. B ORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for bringing people together. You would make a fine judge or counselor. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Thursday, Feb. 23 Go s pel group to appear A top gospel group, The Chuck Wagon Gang, will perform at Christs Church of Marion County on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family entertainment and be transported to a time and place where life was a bit simpler and time seemed to move at a slower pace. There is no admission charge; a freewill offering will be received. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.orgSaturday, Feb. 25 Stearn s to hol d to w n m eeting U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, (R-Fla.), will hold a series of town meetings on Saturday, Feb. 25. From 9 to 10 a.m. he will be at the Marion County Commission chambers, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. in Ocala. From 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. he will be at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 S.E. Highway 484. From 1 to 2 p.m. hell be at the American Legion, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd., Lady Lake. From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. hell be at Fruitland Park City Hall, 506 W. Berckman St., Fruitland Park. All meetings are open to the public. King d o m o f the Sun Concert Ban d The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will present A Musical Potpourri concert series on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (formerly Forest High School), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Highlights from CATS, Jericho, More Than You Know, Slippery Gentlemen (featuring the trombone section) and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or check out the bands website at www.kingdomofthesunband.org.Monday, Feb. 27 School can d i d ate s to d ebate Diana Greene, George Tomyn, and Wally Wagoner, candidates for School Superintendent of the Marion County Schools, will participate in a debate sponsored by the Tea Party Solutions of Ocala. The debate will be held at the groups regular meeting time at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, at the Berean Baptist Church 4800 S.W. 20th St., Ocala. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend More participation in local government is the groups goal. Retire d nur s e s to m eet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country Club on Monday, Feb. 27. Sign in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows a noon. Our speaker will be Karen Strouse of the Guardian Ad Litem Program. Our charity will be the Guardian Ad Litem Program and a cash donation is appreciated. Retired RN's wishing to attend should contact Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by Wednesday, Feb. 22. Tuesday, Feb. 28 Brea s t cancer s urvivor s m eet The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Room 104. Our next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 28. At this meeting, Cammy Dennis, Fitness Director at On Top of the World, will speak to us about fall prevention. If you have any questions, please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904. Saturday, March 3 Tee Ti m e f or Tot s Community Bank and Trust of Florida is having the 10th annual Tee Time for Tots Golf Tournament on March 3 at Del Webb Spruce Creek. Funds are being raised to benefit the Marion County Homeless Children & Youth program and they need our assistance more than ever. Right here in our own back yard there are over 1,500 school aged homeless children. These statistics are just shocking. All tournament information can be found on the www.teetimefortots.com website, including registration and sponsorship forms. El ks gear up f or Ar m y o f Hope Final plans are being made for the second annual Army of Hope, an afternoon of fun for the while family on Saturday, March 3. Starting at noon, the day's events planned for outside the front of the Elks lodge on Northeast 25th Avenue include clowns, face-painting, child ID program, bounce house, static military and law enforcement displays, plus two special highlights: a warbird flyover and a huge display of vintage Corvettes. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10 and that includes a big lunch and drink courtesy of US Food. In addition, there are lots of door prizes and raffles, plus music, throughout the afternoon. Proceeds from the event go to needy military families in our area. For more info, contact Mike Mongeluzzo at 352-6364127. Sho w ti m e f or S w eet A d eline s Music lovers need to mark your calendars for the Summer Springs Sweet Adelines Chorus annual show, Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King Street, Ocala. The popular river songs will be featured in "Lazy River Dayze," with a guest performance by the Ocala Civic Theater Singers. Tickets at $10 may be reserved now. Group rates are available from $6-$8 Call Jackie at 352-888-8841. Tickets are also available at the door for $12. door prizes available. Tuesday, March 6 Bu dd y Lile s in concert Buddy Liles will be in concert on March 6 at 6 p.m. at the Ocala Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.E. 60th Ave., Ocala. Liles has sung with the Florida Boys Quartet over 25 years, with Landmark Quartet of Cincinnati, Ohio and on Bill Gaither Videos. He was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Tuesday, March 13 Ocala Open Gol f TourneyA Charity Pro-Am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tuesday, March 13, at Candler Hills Golf Club. Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Marion County and Interfaith Emergency Services. Start the day with breakfast then select a tee gift at the Nike tent. Participants will warm-up next to pros who will be vying for Ocala Open honors; play golf with the pro and get a few pointers on your own game. The day concludes with the Champions Roundup Barbeque and Awards Luncheon. For more information, call 352-861-9712 or 352-8542765. Happenings

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. 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She was a governors appointee to Withlachoochee Regional Planning Council, 2001 to 2008 and served on the Executive Board, was a member of EMS Advisory Committee at CFCC, 1999; AED Selection Committee at Munroe Regional Hospital, 2000; Charter Member of South West Rotary, 2001 2007; Sgt. Of Arms South West Ocala Rotary 2003/2004; President of South West Ocala Rotary 2005/2006; Member of Smart Growth Coalition, 2002 2005 and was Countryside Farms Homeowners Association Secretary 1998 2006. She graduated from Marion County Citizens Academy 2001, was appointed to Sheriffs Advisory Committee 2004/2005 and was appointed to Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2005. Gabriel attended Ohio State University, Hammel Actual Business College, Cincinnati Technical School, Cuyahoga Community College, and the Realtors National Marketing Institute, with courses leading to CRB designation. She has been a secretary for Industrial Contractor, worked in accounts receivable and payable and advertising for a major company, was an assistant director of personnel and a news editor at a hospital She began a real estate career as an agent in 1978 in Ohio, and achieved Million Dollar Club status, was honored as Professional of the Year, taught a 30-hour continuing education course, wrote and taught training modules and served on the Grievance Committee of the Cincinnati Board of Realtors before becoming the board president. In Florida she worked as an advertising representative for the St. Petersburg Times. Her husband is retired from AT&T and from the Ocala Star-Banner. She has a son who served in the Marines, reaching the rank of captain, and is now with the FBI in Washington, D.C.; and a daughter, who received her RN degree from CFCC and lives with her daughter in Citrus County. PATcontinued from Page 1 phere that is conducive to a better local economy. It is going to take dedication, hard work, and a great deal of teamwork to accomplish these priorities. Marion County is a great place to live and one of our greatest assets is the power of the people that live here. Through my formal education and my experience in problem solving, change and project management, I want to pull our resources together to get the job done. Johannesen has been a resident of Marion County since 1974 and graduated from Lake Weir High School with a full academic scholarship to the College of Central Florida where she received her Associate of Arts degree. She continued her undergraduate studies at Saint Leo University and obtained her degree in Business Administration, specializing in business management with a minor in marketing. She has held positions with the City of Ocala Electric Utility, Progress Energy of Florida, and is currently CEO at the Marion County Building Industry Association. Johannesen is currently active on the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, a member of the Ocala/Marion County Economic Development Corporation and the Republican Business Council. She is also an engaged volunteer leader and has worked with United Way, March of Dimes, Junior Achievement, ARC of Marion, and many others. Johannesen and her husband Chad have a daughter, Aubrey, and two opinionated Chihuahuas. FRANCINEcontinued from Page 1 continental breakfast, lunch, sessions, breaks and exhibits. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. The event will have breakout sessions covering behaviors, communications, activities, research, financial programs and other Alzheimer-related topics. Respite services can be arranged off-site for those family caregivers who may require assistance to attend. To register for the event, please visit http://www.alz.org/cnfl or call 800-272-3900. ALZHEIMERScontinued from Page 1 Quail Meadow T o look at the calendar and see the events for the past week, you might think that all we do is eat! The ladies of Quail Meadow enjoyed a very delightful outing to Biancas in Ocala Palms for lunch. The food and fellowship were both enjoyable. If you havent attended one of the luncheons, you should plan to meet with us next month. The spaghetti dinner was fabulous! Seventy residents attended. Each lady was presented with a rose. The food was excellent. Dave Yoders was the pasta chef. There was a variety of sauces available: meatballs, sausage, turkey meatballs and sausage, and also a meatless sauce. All sauces were made by volunteers from our community. The servers were cute in their matching aprons (made by Marion Gartman). Servers for the event were Lil Carie, Carolyn Carlson, Marion Gartman, Maryann McGill and Theresa Yoders. Along with spaghetti, we had salad and dessert. No one left hungry! The unusual table decorations were made by Lil Carie and Earl Talley. The 50/50 drawing was won by Lil Carie. In addition, other prizes of the table decorations, candy, etc. were also given to the lucky ticket holders. During the evening, our disc jockey John Stone provided appropriate Valentine dinner music. Many were heard remarking that this was one of the best dinners we have had. The Red Hot Fillies (Red Hatters) celebrated Valentines Day with a Chocolates and Champagne party. This event was held at the Clubhouse. Everyone enjoyed the chocolate fountain and coating the strawberries, pineapple, and bananas from the flowing fountain. Bobbie Waite made the most unusual dessert centerpieces they looked like a flower pot with flowers in them, but the dirt was actually edible chocolate cookies, whipped cream, and pudding. The worms were also edible gummy worms! The races are coming! Mark your calendars now for Irish Derby Day March 17. The Quail Meadow horse race will be that night at the Clubhouse. Tickets are available from Lil Carie and Pat Talley. Ladies get out your hats there will be a contest for the best hat. Plenty of food Carolyn Slocumb Servers at the Ladies Luncheon at Biancas were Theresa Yoders, Lil Carie, Carolyn Carlson, Maryann McGill, Marion Gartman. Dave Yoders, Pasta Chef with Terry McGill and Ron Gartman. More photos on Page 12 Residents of Marion County have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Societys Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico. The opportunity for local residents to enroll in CPS-3 will take place at the Ocala Relay for Life Trinity Catholic High School on April 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. These volunteers will help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer My mom is a two-time cancer survivor and Im doing all I can to make sure my children dont have to say Local residents can take part in cancer prevention study Please see CANCER Page 12 000AM41 PAINTING A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A 1 H O M E R E P A I R I N C A-1 H OME R EPAIR I NC Mike Semich 40 Years Experience Interior and Exterior Painting Free Pressure Cleaning with Exterior Paint Job Free Furniture Moving Seniors 10% Discount Licensed and Insured (352) 895-6047 000AEUE 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000AMHM 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. 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S aturday morning, Feb. 11, saw many of Fairfield Villages neighbors gathering between 8 and 11 a.m. to enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast sponsored by the Social Activities Committee. It was an early Valentine celebration and many took advantage of the time to sit and chat with friends during and after the nice breakfast at the nicely decorated tables. Pancakes, sausage, fruit, juices, and coffee were the mainstay of the morning. However, for a smile and a Please those enjoying the time with friends could be served a special Mimosa drink in really nice champagne flutes they were plastic, but they were still very nice. In the background, everyone was treated to appropriate Valentine music. For some reason, most of the ladies present really seemed to enjoy several of the old Elvis Presley hits. I cannot attest to what the gentlemen preferred actually I think it was the pancakes and sausage which just kept coming off the griddle. We all know the way to a mans heart right? Coming up on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 7 until 8 p.m., there will be a Managers Monthly Residents Event. The show is advertised as Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show, and it features Jim Buckland, C.H. (Maybe that means Certified Hypnotist, but I certainly do not know that I am just guessing.) Buckland is called a Master Hypnotist and is purported to be quite an entertaining fellow. Tickets are just $5 per person and the proceeds from the evening will be returned to the audience in drawings held after the show. Everyone is invited to come and BYOB and any snacks that would be appetizing for yourself or your group of friends. Tickets may be purchased in the managers office or at the door the evening of the performance. Actually I told our manager, Peggy Sluss, that I do not believe that I could be hypnotized. She asked if I would like to participate and not just be part of the audience. I am still considering that option, but I have not decided as yet. I would have to be sure that if I am wrong, and I could be hypnotized that I would not be caught on camera doing the funky chicken dance or trying to sing when everyone knows that I absolutely would be mortified if anyone heard me trying to sing. I do not have a bucket big enough to help me begin to carry that proverbial tune. Maybe I better just stick to taking the photos and writing about what others do here in Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely (hypnotized or not hypnotized) people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, February 22, 2012 11 2Wednesday, February 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! 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Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 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. Professional EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR United Way of Citrus County, a non-profit agency, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Professional Officer/Executive Director. This position serves as chief executive officer of United Way of Citrus County Providing innovative and strategic leadership while working with the Board of Directors to achieve community impact. Works with community partners, leaders, and staff to implement the strategic plans to improve education, achieve financial stability and promote healthy lives. Maintains accountability for the overall operational and fiscal integrity of the organization. Skills: Ability to prepare and administer a non-profit budget. Excellent communications skills (oral and written). Ability to work successfully with a non-profit governing board. Ability to coordinate the annual fund raising campaign. Knowledge of community planning operations. Provides a professional image to the community. Sound ethical and moral principles. Commitment to the mission, vision and values of United Way. Education: A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in business, management, finance, accounting, social services or related fields. Experience: A minimum of 3 to 5 years managerial experience, preferably with a non-profit health/human service agency or business. Send r esume to: United Way of Citrus County 1205 NE 5th Street, Suite A Crystal River, FL 34429 General Complete stain glass tool and supply kit, excellent condition, $50 352-671-7959 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Pets A gift for Valentines! 4 adorable little Jack Russell/Chihuahua pups 9 wks.w/ Health Cert.2M/2F $300 ea 352-465-1797 Real Estate For Sale Mobile Homes In Park 55 + Community 2 BD 1 BA. Florida rm completely furnished washer & dryer, handicap access. Lot rent $269 Priced to sale $5500 obo (352) 671-2866 Real Estate For Sale Inverness Highlands West Two adjoining lots for sale-3566 S. Dean $8K adjoining lot $7K. (352) 302-1940 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. 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Cohn Construction 000A93F Fairfield Village Hearts, flowers and hypnotism Priscilla Geissal Please read the classifieds From the left, Toni Belcher, Sandi Ford, Jeannie Chapman, Carol Starr, Ellie Lynch, and Loretta Zang smile happily as they realize that their hard work has netted great fun and lots of camaraderie for the Fairfield Village community. Since February is designated as Heart Month, the official pancake cook of the day, Jeannie Chapman (SAC Chair) shows the special heart pancakes she made for folks who had recuperated from illness and then came to participate in the Valentine Pancake Breakfast in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse on Saturday morning, Feb. 11. More photos on Page 8 Loretta Zang takes a break to smell the roses. Loretta was instrumental in the success of the Pancake Breakfast as were several other ladies.

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Quail Meadow......3 Stone Creek........5 Puzzles................9 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 47 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY22, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Opinion Page 6 12Wednesday, February 22, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 A M D Y 000AF8L 000AM2I 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 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 A I 4 1 Candidates start push in District 5 race Pat Gabriel Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, has announced that she will be a candidate for County Commission District 5. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Marion County is a great place to live, work, and play. We are positioning ourselves to be leaders in the state in both job creation and quality of life. I want to help our county preserve our natural resources, provide job opportunities, and maintain quality services for our citizens without losing our small town charm and warmth. She moved to Marion County in 1996, and joined the Southwest State Road 200 Coalition in 1997. She was chosen vice president in 1998, and became president in 1999, a position which she still holds today. She is also chair of the Marion County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, December 2008 to present; and chair of the Marion County Fire Advisory February 2009 to present. She was chair of the Marion County Emergency Medical Response Task Force, a County Commission appointment, in 2001; member of the board of directors of the Public Policy See PAT Page 10 Francine Johannesen Francine Johannesen, CEO of the Marion County Building Industry Association, longtime resident, and community leader, has officially announced her candidacy for the 2012 Marion County Commission District 5 race. The seat is being vacated by Chairman Charlie Stone, who is running for state representative. Johannesens priorities center around a unified economic agenda designed to create jobs, to get people back to work, and to keep those jobs so our community can thrive today and into the future. I have had the privilege of working closely with our local officials and local leaders to promote pro-active economic development within our community and I want to further my commitment to ensure we are effective and efficient in rebuilding our community. said Johannesen. Johannesen believes by promoting pro-active economic development, capitalizing in innovation, leveraging our communitys greatest assets, and strengthening our education and workforce development, we will create a healthy environment for Marion County. Johannesen also states, All economies are local and many of us are working hard to create an atmosSee FERANCINE Page 10 Downtown Ocala becomes home on the range PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKA cattle drive featuring 27 cows were driven through downtown Ocala Saturday morning, Feb. 18, to the Southeastern Youth Fair a nd high school rodeo at the pavilion. Crowds lined some of the streets to see the herd make its way through traffic. Michael Hoffman, 6, of Morriston, waited on Osceola Avenue to see the drive. Lane Taylor, 5, and his sister, Cora Taylor, 3, of Southwest Ocala, were near Tuscawilla Park. They attend the fair regularly. This downtown visitor was wondering what all the fuss was about before the start of the drive at the southern end of Osceola Avenue. Alzheimers symposium planned More than 10,000 Marion County residents and their caregivers wake-up every day struggling to cope with Alzheimers disease. Alzheimers has become more prevalent over the past several years and it continues to grow. The number of people living with Alzheimers disease will only continue to grow as our population ages. On Tuesday, March 27, the Alzheimers Association is hosting a symposium at the Circle Square Cultural Center at On Top of the World starting at 8:30 a.m. for professionals and family caregivers who support those living with Alzheimers. The symposium will focus on the culture of aging. During the all-day event, registrants will learn about the most recent research developments and new methods in providing and caring for people living with the disease. Continuing Education Credits are available. Research is advancing all the time and there are new methods for helping those with Alzheimers being developed, said Brandy Gregg, Board Member, Alzheimers Association Central and North Florida Chapter. For professionals and family caregivers who are new to dealing with the disease or for those who are more seasoned, this symposium offers an opportunity to connect with others and to get updated and refreshed on caring for those living with the disease. The event is $35 with an additional $30 for nurses and certified nurses assistants who need CEUs. Register before March 1 to save $10. Admission includes See ALZHEIMERS Page 10 Quail Meadow Chocolates and Champagne Joan Christopher enjoying the fountain, being watched by Carol Sjogren and Marie Schneider. Barbara Haddix enjoying the party. that I really believe this (CPS-3) is part of the answer, stated one study participant from the Atlanta area. To enroll in the study, individuals complete two steps, one in person and one at home. As part of the in-person enrollment, individuals complete a brief written survey, have their waist measured, sign an informed consent, and give a small blood sample. The enrollment process is complete when individuals complete the more comprehensive baseline survey. Over the course of the study which is anticipated to last 20 to 30 years participants will be asked to fill out follow-up surveys every few years that will be sent to their home. Many individuals diagnosed with cancer struggle to answer the question, What caused my cancer? In many cases, we dont know the answer, said Alpa V. Patel, Ph.D., principal investigator of CPS-3. Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s that collectively have involved millions of volunteer participants. The Hammond-Horn Study and previous Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS-I, and CPS-II) have played a major role in understanding cancer prevention and risk, and have contributed significantly to the scientific basis and development of public health guidelines and recommendations. Those studies confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, demonstrated the link between larger waist size and increased death rates from cancer and other causes, and showed the considerable impact of air pollution on heart and lung conditions. The current study, CPS-II, began in 1982 and is still ongoing. The initial enrollment process takes about 30 minutes at the local event and an additional 45 to 60 minutes at home to fill out the more comprehensive baseline survey. Periodic follow-up surveys of various lengths are expected to be sent every few years to individuals. The voluntary, long-term commitment by participants is what will produce benefits for decades to come. Taking an hour or so every few years to fill out a survey and potentially save someone from being diagnosed with cancer in the future is a commitment that thousands of volunteer participants have already made. Were looking for more like-minded individuals in marion county to join this effort that we know will save lives and improve the outlook for future generations, said Dr. Patel. For information or to learn how to get involved, visit cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer org, or call toll-free 1-888-604-5888. CANCERcontinued from Page 10