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N ew Orleans may have had more people for its Mardi Gras celebration but the Culinary Arts event had the ambiance and food to match the finest restaurants in New Orleans. Many of the recipes came from New Orleans restaurants. Larry Handley was the chair person in charge of choosing the recipes and according to those present he and his committee did an outstanding job. The menu originally consisted of Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Bienville. When the Culinary Arts Club could not obtain the oysters they switched to a crab and corn bisque. The other appetizer they had was New Orleans style barbecued shrimp which is really not a barbecue and crab stuffed mushrooms. The main course consisted of non-seafood Jambalaya of chicken and sausage, red beans and rice. Of course no meal is complete without desserts. Participants were treated to King Cake and Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce. How decadent is that! Jerry Martin, the wine connoisseur or sommelier, prepared a wine list that he paired with appetizers and the entree. What an evening great food and wine and wonderful company! All of this was accomplished without going to New Orleans. The night also had some fun activities like Mardi Gras trivia prepared by Culinary Arts only Marion Pierleoni. Marion is also president of the Leisure Arts and Leisure Arts is hosting a Trivia Night on March 10. Can you answer these trivia questions? Mardi Gras is French for: If you said, Fat Tuesday, you are correct. In Cajun French, chaudin means what? If you answered, Chitterlings which is pig stomach stuffed with sausage meat and seasoning, you are correct again. I am happy to report chaudin was not on the menu. Culinary Arts meets four times a year with a different theme. Members of the club prepare one of the items on the menu for all to enjoy. It is a great way to learn how to cook new items and taste different foods. Culinary Arts also plans on continuing their culinary classes. INDEX Fairfield Village..4 Puzzles................8 Quail Meadow....11 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 49 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012 Park Funds Page 9 Happenings Page 3 12Wednesday, March 7, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AR1E 8602 SW Highway 200, Next to Little Joeys in Big Lots Shopping Center Ocala, FL 34481 www.drcoinshop.com drcoinshop@gmail.com STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY We Are Always Buying: Selling: American Eagles (Gold & Silver) Bullion Maple Leafs (Gold & Silver) Philharmonics (Gold & Silver) Numismatic Coins Coin Supplies Chinese Pandas (Gold & Silver) CALL US TODAY! 352-817-6564 FREE Appraisals In-Store or In-Home Unwanted Broken Jewelry Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Flatware Silver Dollars Pre-1964 90% U.S. Coins Gold Coins (All Types U.S. & Foreign) All Types Silver & Gold Rounds & Bars NGC/PCGS Graded Coins American Eagles Spring forward: Turn clocks ahead March 11 David Moore has formally announced his candidacy for County Commission District 1 seat. Moore, a Republican, is challenging incumbent Mike Amsden. In his announcement, Moore described his campaign for office and his vision to see a return to government that is "of, by, and for 'We the People." "I am one of you. One of 'We the People," said Moore. "I believe that my life experiences, professional expertise, abilities, skills, consistent and principled philosophy, and understanding of the issues uniquely qualify me to be an authentic representative of all the people of Marion County and positions me as the best candidate for the Marion County Commission. We need new, fresh, bold, and principled leaders who have the courage and conviction to recommit and adhere to those conservative principles that made our community great. He further stated, As county commissioner, I will work to encourage job growth here in Marion County by working to remove governmental road blocks such as heavy taxation and unnecessary regulation. It is not the government that best creates jobs it is the private sector. In addition, we need to support the services here in Marion County that help make this the best place in the world to live. We need to support our hospitals, fire and rescue workers, police and sheriff, and county staff. Moore has been in the finance field for the past 14 years. He has a Bachelors Degree in Business along with a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice University. He is also scheduled to complete a Masters Degree in Leadership from Luther Rice University in May of this year. He and his wife Loida have a one son who attends a local, public elementary school in Marion County. He and his family are active members of Trinity Baptist Church. Amsden draws Republican challenger George TomynWally Wagoner Superintendent candidates debate By Jim Clark E DITOR The 2012 local political debate season got under way Monday night, Feb. 27, at the Tea Party Solutions meeting, as the two Republican candidates for superintendent of schools squared off. George Tomyn, executive director for school development and evaluation with the school system, and Wally Wagoner, deputy superintendent of operations, are both trying to succeed their boss, Jim Yancey, who has chosen not to run. Democrat Diana Greene, deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, is also in the race, but is still unopposed for the primary and, as of now, will not be on the ballot until November. The candidates actually agreed on many issues facing the school system. In their opening statements, Wagoner said, This is a very big business, albeit an educational business. Our only job is to teach and learn. The future of everyone in this room is tied to how we do our job. It is a huge bureaucracy that is very hard to change. Referring to his opponent, he stated, George feels entitled to his position, a comment that Tomyn waited until closing statements to challenge. In his opening, Tomyn emphasized his 35 years in Marion County as a teacher, assistant principal and principal before moving into the district office. Im deeply committed to our schools. I understand our business from top to bottom. I bring strong and proven leadership. People are the key ingredient to our success. After that the questioning started, at first from the moderator and then from the audience. Q What are your three primary goals? Wagoner Make sure students receive a great education, understand we have 6,000 employees, less than 3,000 in the classroom. We need to look every day at how to be more efficient. We should customize schools to fit the needs of students. Tomyn -Safe and clean schools, transparent management of resources, and every child should have a great opportunity to learn to meet our future. Q Concerning the budget, where would you cut? Tomyn We have discussed the need to have privatization of custodial services to privatization of transportation. We have to look at what were offering. Were teaching our students for jobs that do not exist yet. Wagoner Under my leadership we have privatization custodial and privatization of transportation. Anything tied to our core business, we need to see if someone can do it better. Q What about the proposal to go to a four-day week? Tomyn Lets hope we dont go to it. It was deemed by the state that we could not save money (state paying only four days of transportation). Its certainly not worth the disruption. Wagoner Its not a very good idea. Q How do you stand on vouchers? Wagoner I dont mind competition. We should design our schools so parents are clawing to get back in. Having a choice is OK. Tomyn Our school systems have evolved a great deal. Schools of choice are already here. Charter schools have to have the same accountability. For vouchers, I want to be very cautious. Students and teachers must be held to the same standards. Q Do you favor elected or appointed superintendent? Tomyn I believe in the power of democracy. An elected superintendent is the only thing I am familiar with. Twice the voters have declined to make it appointed. If the school board puts it on the ballot, I can argue for that if thats the direction the board wants to go. Wagoner Its a decision you all should make at the polls. Q How do you face the challenge of unfunded mandates? Wagoner The problem is Tallahassee is full of lobbyists who are still very powerful. We have to find ways to be successful under present Please see DEBATE Page 4 Baxley Bill passes House; ignition device for DUI offenders to be requiredLast week, the Florida House of Representatives passed CS/CS/HB 681 Interlock Ignition Devices Ordered for Probation for DUI sponsored by Representative Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala). This bill unanimously passed all three committees of reference on its way to the session floor. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there were 10,228 alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities in 2010 which represents 31 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2000 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates alcohol-related crashes in the United States cost the public $114.3 billion. CS/CS/HB 681 provides additional accountability for DUI offenders by ordering the installation of an interlock ignition device for at least three continuous months after their first offense, six continuous months after their second offense within five years, and 12 continuous months after their third offense within 10 years on all vehicles that are individually or jointly leased or owned and routinely operated by the defendant. This important pro-active legislation reduces recidivism and better ensures the safety of the citizens of Florida by requiring DUI offenders to verify that they are free from the influence of alcohol before operating a vehicle. This policy will change behavior, get offenders back to work, and save lives. We dont need more people in jail, we need them to stop drinking and driving, said Baxley. Health, Wellness Expo set at Paddock Mall March 10The 2012 Health and Wellness Expo sponsored by the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paddock Mall. For more information on the registration process, booth pricing, and sponsorship opportunities for the Expo call 352-629-8051, ext. 106. Stone Creek Mardi Gras time celebrated by residents of Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Marion Pierleoni King cakes for dessert.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 7, 2012 11 2Wednesday, March 7, 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 Medical Bnet CARE Manager The Centers is seeking a Bachelors level Care Manager to coordinate mental health svcs for children enrolled in Behavioral Health Network. Extensive travel required in Citrus & Hernando Counties. Use of personal vehicle reqd., State mileage rate pd. Work hours dictated by caseload. Please submit salary. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Dental Assistant 30 hours a week Certified and Experience, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Medical Medical Assistant The Centers is seeking a Medical Assistant (RMA or CMA) to work with the mentally ill at our Adult Med Clinic in Lecanto. Duties include pre-authoizations, vitals & administer meds, other clerical & clinical tasks. Certified or Registered Medical Asst Certification & min 2 yrs exp reqd. Salary $9.91-11.90/hr. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us 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 Medical Residential SA T ech Pool (352) 291-5489 The Centers is seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs -Pool (as needed) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. Salary $9.25-$9.75/hr plus 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Medical TBOSS Therapist The Centers is seeking Masters Level Therapist for TBOSS positions in Citrus County. Must have a min 2 yr exp working with adults, children & adolescents providing individual, group & family therapy. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc. (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Appliances LG Gas Dryer front load, 7.1 white 2 yrs old, Moving no gas avail. $400 (352) 897-7094 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffJewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 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 On Lake Rousseau 2 bedroom. 2 bath. 14x60MH, 8x20 FL room, 8x10 shed, 2-stall carport, Withlacoochee Backwaters MHP, $8500. 352-219-2240 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Marion County Homes For Sale By Owner Retirement Community Home 2/2 Italian tile floors Carpet in bedrooms + den, stainless steel appliances, fans, enclosed lanai, overside garage, landscaped, (352) 291-2795 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Home/Office Cleaning Let Me Do The Dirty Work 4 U House Cleaning LOURIE JACKSON (352)433-5292 (352)245-3001 lourieann1973 @gmail.com References Avail. L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 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CABIN FILTERS $ 70 00 Up To OFF One Service Or Repair $ 50$ 99 . . . . . . . . . $ 10 Off $ 100$ 199 . . . . . . $ 15 Off $ 200$ 299 . . . . . . $ 30 Off $ 300$ 399 . . . . . . $ 40 Off $ 400$ 499 . . . . . . $ 70 Off Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 3/31/12 Fuel Injector Service Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 3/31/12 $ 109 95 REG. $ 139 95 FUEL SAVING! Front Wiper Blades GOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 13.98 PAIR BETTER . . . . . . . . . . $ 28.77 PAIR BEST . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 48.88 PAIR FREE INSTALLATION! Must present coupon at time of write up. See advisor for details. Offer Expires 3/31/12 HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR WIPERS LATELY? Oil Change & Filter $ 19 95 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 3/31/12 Cannot be combined with any other offer. Must present coupon t time of write up. Synthetics and diesel extra. Some models higher. Tax, shop supplies & hazardous waste extra. See dealer for details. Offer Expires 3/31/12 Synthetic Oil Change $ 59 95 Our Gift To You Free Tire Rotation With Oil Change Quail Meadow I ts March and time for more activities! First on the list is the Ladies Luncheon on Friday, March 9. This month the ladies will meet at Noon at the Olive Garden Restaurant. Please make your reservations with Kathy Voss or Maryanne Ellner. All ladies of Quail Meadow are invited to attend. The next big event is the return of the Quail Meadow Horse Race! This year the Irish Derby/Ascot Races will be held on Saturday, March 17 at the Clubhouse. This is always an exciting event. This year there will also be a Ladies Flamboyant Hat Contest. Ladies, lets see who can have the best hat! Tickets are available from Lil Carie and Pat Talley. Reservations must be made by March 13. In addition to the races and the hat contest, sub sandwiches, snacks, and soft drinks will be provided. Do you like baseball? Let Theresa Yoders know if you would like to attend a Tampa Bay Rays game in the near future. A couple of weeks ago the picture of the servers for the spaghetti supper had the wrong information in the description. It should have said the servers of the Quail Meadow spaghetti dinner, not servers from Biancas. The new Quail Meadow telephone directory has been delivered to each home. If you have corrections or additions to the directory, please contact Kathy Voss. We want to give a huge thank you to Kathy for all the work she does in putting together the QM Reporter and the directory. This is all volunteer work and Kathy does an outstanding job. We appreciate you, Kathy. We have a new Sunshine Lady. Marlene Cigrand volunteered to take over this responsibility. Margaret Gerace had this responsibility for many years, but felt she needed a rest. Thank you, Margaret for your many years of service. Please notify Marlene if any of your neighbors are ill. Its time to clean out garages, closets, and attics! The Quail Meadow Spring Yard Sale will be Saturday, March 31. We usually have this sale the first Saturday in April, but this year that is Easter weekend and would not be the proper time to have a community sale. Carolyn Slocumb Ladies to have lunch

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Thursday, March 8 International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Woman's Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. Music and a keynote speech by Mindy Simmons, Florida's chanteuse, will be followed by the talk by Barbara Surian, of Ocala, and more music by a Trio from Patchwork. All men, women, boys and girls are invited to this nonreligious community event; there is no charge and refreshments will be served. The event is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41) just northwest of the Holder traffic light. For information, call 352-465-4225 or go to naturecoastuu.org. Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, March 8, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, March 10 Chili supper and bake sale Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper's Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on March 10 at Blessed Trinity Church. This is a change of date, which was originally Feb. 18. The event will have both red and white chili and will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the parish hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Adults are $6 and children $3. For information call 352-867-9860.Women's Spring BreakTake a break with the Women's Ministries of Christ's Church of Marion County on Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. and enjoy guest speaker Gaye Martin. Gaye's topics will include "Some Have It Some Don't," "Significant Signatures" and "Running the Race." The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. A love offering will be taken. For additional information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352-307-5101 or info@ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Methodist Men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, March 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. The Methodist Women will conduct a bake sale and the Stitch Sisters Craft Sale during the breakfast hours. Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, March 11 Youth Symphony recitalThe Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting a recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyone's musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738.Mezzo-soprano and pianist to performThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Megan Thompson, mezzo-soprano, and Donna Topp, pianist, will present Our Nations Story: A Musical Review. They will perform works by popular American composers including Gershwin, Bernstein, Joplin, Barber and Weill as well as Broadway and Disney favorites. The diversity of the music guarantees something for everyone. Megan Thompson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. While there she performed in several operas, competitions and solo recitals. She has appeared in many Ocala Civic Theatre productions including The Mikado. She is a soloist with the Central Florida Master Choir. Donna Dantz Topp graduated Cum Laude in music and psychology from Heidelberg University. She received her Masters from the State University of New York with further piano studies at the Eastman School of Music, Roberts Wesleyan College and Columbia University. While living in Rochester, Mississippi, Topp ran a private keyboard studio as well as being director of music, organist and choir director at several area churches. Since moving to Ocala she has been the accompanist for the Marion Civic Chorale, founded and directed the Oak Run Choraliers as well as substituting for many churches in the area. The public is invited. Admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, call the church office at 352237-4633. Tuesday, March 13 Ocala Open Golf TourneyA Charity Pro-Am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tues., March 13, 2012 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. conditions. T I agree. Were obligated to follow the rules and regulations the state gives us. Q Schools no w provide various meals H o w do you feel about that ? Tomyn We do have a very sophisticated approval process. We want to help those who are needy. We can do a good job of verifying. Wagoner I really cant punish a child for the behavior of the parents. Its an interesting issue. Food service operates like a business, with profit and loss statements. Q What about studying the founding fathers and the Constitution ? Wagoner I think we do a good job in that area, we bring a veteran into the classroom. All too often were just tested in reading, math, science. Tomyn We do teach American history, founding fathers and the Constitution. Geography, civics and history in the middle schools, in the high schools American history, world history and American Government. Q I filled in at a classroom last December and the 11 th graders didnt kno w about P earl H arbor Tomyn I know it is part of the curriculum. Wagoner Im shocked. Q Teachers cant teach w hen you have lack of discipline Tomyn We have no place in our schools (for those students), they need to be moved or even expelled. Wagoner I cant make parents be parents. We have a strong code of student conduct. Its more of an issue on the bus then in the classroom. If you fight on the bus, you shouldnt ride the rest of the year. Q A bout public comments at board meetings not being sho w n on T V. Wagoner Thats a decision the board makes. Im open to have public comment on TV. Tomyn The public should have an opportunity to speak at the appropriate time. Q Why a black history month ? Why not j ust teach about blacks as part of all A merican history Tomyn -We do teach all history. All of our schools have done something (for black history month). Wagoner We teach American history. Q What about complying w ith the class size amendment ? Tomyn Well keep our class sizes to the required number. We cant afford the messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 7, 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. 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Q What about coaches and administrative supplements ? Tomyn These are some of the greatest dropout programs. Wagoner -Theyre really as important as curriculum. We can still offer those programs with resources if we allocate correctly. (Both candidates said they didnt care about the superintendent supplement, although the superintendent salary is set by the state). FI NAL RE M ARK S Tomyn -I enjoy listening. It helps me formulate ideas. I do not feel entitled, but qualified. Wagoner I understand it is a serious business. Nothing is more important than a great education. The system is broken and we need to change that. Read the classifieds Happenings More on Page 9 The City of Ocala is extending an invitation to local residents to learn firsthand how their tax dollars are being spent. The city is accepting applications for a free, seven-session citizens academy that will begin April 5. The course will give citizens a behind-the-scenes look at city services and what it takes to deliver them. It also will delve into major challenges that face the community in coming years. Residents can learn about our services, meet the people who deliver them, and get a behind-thescenes look at our facilities, said Public Information Officer Sonny Allen, who is coordinating the academy. If you want to get a glimpse at a day in the life of a firefighter or ask an elected official about an issue that is on your mind, this is your opportunity. The program will include a number of hands-on activities, panel discussions and equipment demonstrations. A few of the topics will include economic development efforts, the challenge of providing electric power, and the state of local water resources. Classes will meet for about two hours at 6 p.m. on successive Thursdays. An application form can be downloaded from the Citys website at www.ocalafl.org, or picked up in the City Managers Office, located on the second floor of City Hall, 151 SE Osceola Ave. Registration deadline is March 22. For additional information, call Sonny Allen or Jackie McGuinness at 401-3977. City sets Citizens Academy

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P eggy Sluss, resident manager of Fairfield Village, produced another hit with one of her scheduled activities which was held in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse on Saturday night, Feb. 25. Jim Buckland, a certified hypnotist from Winter Haven, entertained a jovial audience with what he called, my G-rated show. As he asked for volunteers, he said, We will have fun from beginning to end and the whole time you are here, you will not do anything you will regret. You will not be asleep, not unconscious Buckland had 10 chairs set up for volunteers who would accept the challenge to be hypnotized. Originally, Buckland asked for 5 men and 5 women; however, when that did not happen, he settled for 8 ladies and 1 gentleman. As he began his program, Buckland explained that some people will be hypnotized, while others will not. There are varying factors, according to Buckland who said that he had been involved in therapy and entertainment for over 20 years. 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Education Day is open to the public schools on Friday, March 9th, 9:30 am until 2:00pm. 2:00pm Battle 30 Cannons Blasting 500+ Soldiers March Into Battle Come early and visit the camps, enjoy a variety of food and find a seat to watch as the battle begins. Sunday 10:00am Non-denomination Worship Service Donation: $5 Adults $2 for Children ages 8 to 17 Children under the age of 8 FREE 0009I5P Contact us by website: www.crystalriverreenactment.org Crystal River Civil War Reenactment presents Read the classifieds Fairfield Village Activity with hypnotist was a success Priscilla Geissal Though hypnotist Jim Buckland wanted five men and five women to volunteer, he managed to convince eight ladies and one gentleman to initiate the hypnosis experience. Certified Hypnotist and entertainer, Jim Buckland, prepares to invite Fairfield Village residents to be "stars of the show" by volunteering to be hypnotised. See FAIRFIELD Page 5 Tuesday, March 13 Caregivers invited to support group All caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on March. 13, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. Call 352-854-5200 for additional information. Thursday, March 15 Genealogical Society meeting The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. This months program will feature Paul Enchelmeyer, whose topic will be Ten Ways to be a Perfect Ancestor. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Thursday, March 15 Air Force Group meetsThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold our monthly meeting on Thursday evening, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Fellow AFA and Red Tail Chapter member Rob Thomas, Iraqi war veteran, will brief us on his experiences in Iraqi. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Saturday, March 17 Green Thumb plant show, sale setSpring is around the corner and plans for the 5th annual Green Thumb Plant Show and Sale are under way for the event that's a local favorite which happens to fall on St. Patricks Day this year, Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Dunnellon. Vendors selling orchids, trees, shrubs, native plants, soil enhancers, yard art, woody ornamentals, palms, roses and a variety of flowering plants will line the lawns of the historic village of Dunnellon, home of the shopping district known for its festivals and events. For booth space or more information, please contact Nancy at 352-208-6789. Scandinavian Club of Marion County The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on March 17. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be corn beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Harry Chambers on the keyboard. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 14th of March. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362. Thursday, March 22 Food for Thought at Our RedeemerA "Food for Thought Luncheon" will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, on Thursday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. The Speaker will be Joyce Semelka MS, RD. She will speak on medical nutrition self management. RSVP to reserve a seat to 352-368-4028.Saturday, March 24 Ocala Lions to collect items for Fisher HouseOn Saturday, March 24, the Ocala Lions Club will collect donations and personal care items to be given to the Fisher House Foundation in Tampa, for families of veterans or military personnel who are being treated at a nearby military or VA medical facility. The event will be at the Big Lots store, 8600 S.W. State Road 200 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher, provides a home-like facility for families to stay for brief periods of time in order to be near their loved ones undergoing medical treatment. Personal care items, such as shampoo or tooth paste/brushes, tissues, paper plates, paper cups and plastic food storage containers or bags are needed to help families needing to stay at Fisher House during this difficult time. Items may be purchased at Big Lots and monetary donations will be accepted. For further information about Fisher House, call (813) 910-3000 or contact Bill Thomas at 352-291-2600 about the event. Real men, real life, real impactA Rough Cut Men free seminar will take place on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker at Christs Church of Marion County will be David Dusek. Breakfast will be at 7 a.m. and the session at 8 a.m. A free will offering will be received. For additional information, call 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. City gets federal grant to start downtown projectU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has approved a $2.22 million grant for Ocala to realign the Florida Northern Railroad Lines along a stretch of Osceola Avenue from Southeast 3rd Street to Northeast 5th Street. The project is key to the creation of a linear park that the city plans along Osceola Avenue. The park ultimately will stretch from Southeast 3rd Street to Tuscawilla Park. It is intended to make the downtown area more pedestrian friendly and to provide more amenities and an improved ambiance to those living, working or visiting in the downtown area. This project not only addresses safety concerns, it addresses quality of life and economic development goals we have for downtown, said Deputy City Manager John Zobler. The linear park will feature wider sidewalks, decorative lighting, landscaping, and power pedestals to accommodate special events. In addition to allowing for the creation of the park, the railroad project will improve safety and freight rail operations by replacing degraded track and upgrading advance warning systems six highway-rail crossings. The grant requires a 10 percent match that will be provided equally by Florida Northern Railroad, the City of Ocala and the Florida Department of Transportation. City officials anticipate that the improvements could begin as early as October. U.S. Constitution for seniorsThe Senior Learning Center of the College of Central Florida will offer an introductory class to the U.S. Constitution on Thursdays from March 29 through May 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This class is open to all interested seniors over the age of 50. There is a yearly membership fee of $125 to join the Learning Center and over 40 different classes are currently being offered. For more information call 352-291-4444 or visit RAHAM@cf.edu. Bonsai exhibit and classesThe Master The Possibilities (MTP) Education Center and the Marion Bonsai Society will host their 5th annual exhibit. The exhibit will open on Wednesday, April 4 at 9 a.m., and close on Friday, April 6 at noon, at the MTP main lobby, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala (On Top Of the World). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon on Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Classes and Demonstrations are offered on Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. (Basics of the art of Bonsai) and Thursday, April 5, at 1 p.m. (Bonsai Demonstration). To register for these classes go to www.masterthepossibilities.com or call 352-854-3699 or visit the MTP office.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 7, 2012 5 8Wednesday, March 7, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 A Q C 6 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep an open mind about a suggestion you see as unworkable. Give it a chance to prove itself one way or another. The results could surprise both supporters and detractors. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) News about an upcoming venture causes you to make some last-minute adjustments in your plans. But the extra work will pay off, as you come to learn more about the potential benefits opening up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A more positive aspect grows out of your determination to reach your immediate goals. Continue to keep your focus sharp and on target by steering clear of petty quarrels and other pesky problems. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) By acting as a voice of reason, you can avoid adding to an already turbulent situation. You might have to shout over the tumult, but your words ultimately will be heard and heeded. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The possibility of a new acquisition always makes those Leonine eyes light up. But be careful that what you see is what you want. Appearances can often be deceiving. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) No matter how much you might feel that youre in the right, resist saying anything that could reignite a still unresolved situation. Let the matter drop, and move on. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Help with a personal problem comes from an unexpected source. You also find workplace pressures easing. Use this period of calm to restore your spent energies. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might have to share the credit for that project youre working on. But therell be enough credit to go around, and your efforts will be recognized and rewarded. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Details need to be dealt with before you can move on to another area. Make sure you dont leave any loose ends that could later cause everything to unravel. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) News about a change in the workplace carries with it a challenge you could find difficult to resist. Check it out. It could be what youve been waiting for. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Allowing your artistic nature full expression will help restore your spirits and will put you in the mood to take on that new career challenge. A Libra creates excitement. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Expect to happily plunge right into a hectic social whirl starting at weeks end. Your aspects favor new friendships as well as the strengthening of old relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: Like St. Patrick (who was also born this week), your spiritual strength is an inspiration to others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure the hypnosis. On the first round, he asked two ladies and the one gentleman to return to their seats in the audience. This left only six women to participate in the demonstration and be what he called, the stars of the show. One lady was a visitor with a resident, and the other five were all well-known Fairfield residents. I am sorry that I cannot identify the visitor because she was so cute during the performance. She was told by the hypnotist that she was the Laugh Police Lady, and she was to keep the audience under control when he gave her a special command. Well she did and produced even more laughter (as she was supposed to do, obviously) as she made comments at different times such as: You are being very rude! Please shut your face! I am just enforcing the lawyou are giving me such a hard time! Why wont you be nice? This is ridiculous! The lady next to her, Diane Blanchett, was told that she was from Mars and could only speak Martian. Roz Martin, who was to the left of Diane was told that she was the interpreter for the Martian lady. Roz, who is from South Africa originally, has a wonderful accent and that made her interpretive comments even more hilarious. Seated next to Roz was Linda Ford, who seemed hardly able to restrain her laughter; and she was soon allowed to return to the audience. The group was then down to five. The next person in line was Toni Belcher who was given a pair of google eye glasses and told that she had x-ray vision and could see right through the clothing of the people in the audience. Her shocked expression and comments, mainly something like, Oh, My! brought more laughter for the Laughter Police Lady to have to caution the audience that she might have to clear the room if you all dont cooperate. Naturally, that elicited even more chuckles. The last person in line was Norma Powers who seemed totally relaxed and followed the rather amusing directions given to her by Buckland. She enjoyed her time at the beach and then a bit later, she enjoyed fishing with a good friend and remembering being in first grade. As Buckland closed the show, he suggested that until the ladies exited the building, they would jump up, wave their arms, and cheer any time they heard the name, Jim Buckland. This proved to be the case about three different times as Peggy Sluss thanked the showman for a night of fun and entertainment. She also thanked everyone for attending and gave out three envelopes of door prizes ($70 each) to Cecile Gautier, Fran Glenny, and Toni Belcher when their ticket stubs were drawn from the fish bowl. All in all, it was another one of those times when I can say that the people of the Fairfield Village community demonstrated that we are a lively place filled with lovely (even when hypnotized) people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 4 Winners of the drawing for three door prizes of $70 each are, from left, Fran Glenny, Toni Belcher, and Cecile Gautier. The Marion County Public Library System invites writers from Marion and adjacent counties to participate in the 2012 Author Expo, to be held Saturday, April 14, at its Headquarters-Ocala location. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library, the event will provide a forum for local poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights to network and sell their books. Our first Author Expo is a great opportunity for the talented writers in Marion and surrounding counties to get together, talk about their books and share helpful hints with the public, said Roseanne Russo, information services manager for the Headquarters-Ocala location. The event is open to all authors in Marion, Lake, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter counties. Space is limited; prospective authors must apply by March 16 to participate. Registration includes a $10 fee in lieu of a percentage of book sales on the day of the event. For application guidelines and forms, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or www.friendsoftheocalalibrary.org, or stop by the Headquarters-Ocala location at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. For more information, call 352-671-8551. Authors invited to Expo on April 24 CenturyLink will host a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Saturday, April 14. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be at the Ocala Municipal Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd, beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $260 per team. Entry deadline is April 6. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $125 per hole without a team or $100 with a team. Presenting sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorship or registration, call Teresa Feather at 352368-8825. 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W henever somebody mentions the word free in my presence my right eye turns a vivid jaundice. It is not that I have anything against the word free; just the person who is trying to use it to gain some kind of an advantage over me. I know anybody employing this mono-verbiage, is hiding some very long strings. My father taught me a long time ago that there are no free lunches. Occasionally somebody will advertise a free lunch and I go and find out the lunch is free but they are going to charge you to get out of that restaurant. In the end, it would have been cheaper to buy my own lunch. My philosophy is simply this; if I cannot afford it, I do not want it. In my vast experience down through the years, I have discovered that I cannot afford free. And I think I know why. My understanding of the word free and the person employing that word is not the same. When I use the word free, I am insinuating that there is absolutely no cost associated with this product whatsoever. When others use the word free, they often are insinuating that I am just a free market for them to take advantage of in the neighborhood of my money. Unfortunately, I do not live in that neighborhood anymore. I especially do not accept any free offers via the telephone. If someone has something to give me for nothing, let him come to my door, hand it to me, shake my hand and get out of Dodge. To me, thats what free is all about. Just the other day I received one of those telephone calls. I must confess that I was in a rather curmudgeon attitude and was just looking around for someone on which to spit my scorn. Then the telephone rang. When I answered the phone, it turned out to be someone offering me, absolutely free, with no cost to me absolutely, a free crime prevention program for my blessed domicile. No thank you, sir, I said as politely as I could. Im not really interested. I assure you I have no PhD or DD attached to my name whatsoever and yet as simple as I am, I understood what the phrase Im not really interested was all about. Not so my affable telephone caller. But I assure you, sir, that this program is absolutely free to you. Its our way to say thank you to some of our customers. He rattled on as though we were having only a oneway conversation. If this is going to be a one-way conversation, who will take up the offering? I think I know. After five long minutes of him telling me how important it was for me to have security in my home and how his product was absolutely free to me, I finally got a word in edgewise. But I have my own security system, thank you. There is a slight pause and then he said, What is your home security system, if I may ask? All right. I will confess right now that I had a wee bit of naughtiness on my mind, but in my own defense the telephone caller opened the door. I always believe where there is an open door somebody ought to step in. My home security system is called, Napoleontwo-Claws, and furthermore Im quite satisfied with it. There was another pause on the other end of the phone and I heard someone clear their throat and then ask, Ive never heard of that program. What is Napoleon-twoClaws? You know what it is like when you are trying not to laugh and it is about all you can do not to laugh? For a brief moment, I felt a little bit guilty but then I remembered who was on the other end of the phone. Somebody that was trying to con me with some kind of free thingamajig. The Napoleon-twoClaws home security program that I have in my house is my cat. I call him Napoleon because he walks around with his right paw stuck in his coat between two buttons. There was an extended pause on the other end of the phone and finally he said, What would you do, sir, if someone broke into your house? Id send flowers to the funeral. The funeral? Whos funeral? Why, the funeral of the guy who tried to break into my house while Napoleontwo-Claws was on duty. The first moment an intruder would enter into my home, good old Napoleon would claw that sorry person to death. Then feeling good about my momentum at this point I continued, I live there and I have a hard time getting in my house without being clawed to death by Napoleon. And I feed the cat. My cat is the meanest, grumpiest, cantankerous animal on Gods green earth. If anybody, and I mean anybody, can get past Napoleon they can have anything in my house. Absolutely free. At that moment, I heard a distinctive click and I realized our conversation was over. I guess whatever he had that was free did not measure up to good old Napoleon-two-Claws. The only one I trust to give me something is God. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). What Jesus gives is absolutely free. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Listen to Pastor Snyder's radio program, Sunday Joy, each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on WOCA, 1370 AM and 96.7 FM. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7 6Wednesday, March 7, 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 Help for vets, spouses in assisted living Changing the clocks again T hose who drive to work early in the morning will have to face a dismal fact beginning next week. Its going to be darker, later. This Sunday morning (or Saturday night), we go through the annual ritual of turning our clocks ahead. In the spring, that means we lose an hours sleep, and that the sun rises an hour later. Of course at the end of the day, we get a little more daylight, but that also means putting the little children and grandchildren to bed while its still daylight. Weve argued against changing back and forth for years, as have many Americans, but to no avail. Someone, somewhere, thinks this is a good idea. So we just have to live with it. So dont forget, when you go to bed Saturday night, turn those clocks ahead, or else youll be an hour late for church on Sunday morning. O ur M essage Letters PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Readers are wonderful, appreciatedBy Priscilla Geissal R eactions to my Heart Felt Thanks article that appeared in recent past issues of the Messenger and the Citizen have been overwhelming and amazing at the same time. Thank you to all who have contacted me by phone or email. If, by some chance, I have not contacted you within a couple of weeks, please contact me again. I certainly am not above misplacing a name or phone number with all that has been going on at our home. Rest assured that there will be a follow up article in which I will reference the calls or emails from those of you who have said that my husbands experience spoke to you and your loved ones who have had similar experiences. This has prompted many of you to want to share your stories with others as well. I find that amazingly inspiring. My husband, Phil, has experienced some temporary setbacks. These have proved to be more like bumps in that road to recovery often heard about after major surgery for a serious condition. Many of you will recognize a similar pattern with your personal story as Phil has recently made two trips to the cardiologists office, had a short stint back in the hospital, made a visit to the lab for more blood work, and also paid a visit to the primary care physician (not necessarily in that order). There have been some additional concerns with new medications and some disconcerting bruising from those IV sites when a patient is prescribed Coumadin, Plavix, Heparin, aspirin, Prednisone or other such meds. I will be calling upon many of you who have magnificent stories of hope and recovery to share Your insights into the excellent care provided by many of our local physicians and caregivers are heartwarming. So, too, are the stories that perhaps began in some other part of the country before you migrated to Florida. There has been such a response that I feel sure that this may well become a series of stories of hope and thanks that will be unfolding and perhaps may be told by a better writer than I am. Whoever writes these stories, the stories need to be told. The thing that really jumps out at me the primary home care giver is the stress and angst felt as we try to be so strong for our loved ones. We have to learn that same old lesson that we hear over and over. We cannot help others if we dont take care of ourselves. That often becomes a secondary issue that should be given more attention. Honestly, I must say that there are times when I feel my patience wearing so thin that I become ashamed or embarrassed because I am in such good health that I think that I should not let the situation be causing me to lose my cool. However, from having talked with others, this is not an uncommon occurrence. We are all human, and we have our limits. I am trying to remember that. Thank you for giving me such encouragement. I feel that when this kind of story is shared, each of us is empowered to do a better job than we might have without having heard that others went through overwhelming illnesses or have felt much the same as we feel. Please feel free to email me at pbgeissal@aol.com if you have criticism or comments. 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. 000AOR5 000AR0I D a i l y D i n n e r F e a t u r e s Daily Dinner Features Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables Friday Fish Fry 11 am to Close Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. Saturday Chicken n Rice 11 am to Close Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. E v e r y D a y Every Day T h e r e s S o m e t h i n g D i f f e r e n t Theres Something Different T o L o o k F o r w a r d T o To Look Forward To. Monday, March 12 Saturday, March 17 C o r n e d B e e f & C a b b a g e D i n n e r $ 8 9 9 Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner $ 8.99 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 R 0 U 000AO0V This message provided by this newspaper. $ 4,595 15 to choose from 000APFH 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank You for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Same Day Service Guaranteed 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 12-V T1275 only $ 639 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS Free Pick-up within 10 miles Remanufactured Warranty 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car $ 5,295 from Carts from $1,895 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts 6-V P2000 only $ 475 000AQ3B Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 Jim Clark Editor I f you are a veteran or spouse of a veteran and you are in an assisted living community, or if you have a relative who is a veteran or spouse of a vet, Im going to tell you about a program I just found out about last week. Of course, a lot of you are smarter than I am, so you probably know about this already. But I didnt, and it cost my dad thousands of dollars over the years he was in assisted living before he died. The Veterans Administration, which I shall refer to as the VA, has a program under Disability Pension VA Benefits which pays so much per month to those who are qualified and are in an assisted living community (they like to be called communities, not facilities). You have to apply for it, and you cant apply until after you move in to an assisted living community. Once it is approved, according to one of my sources, it is retroactive to when you moved in and is paid monthly directly to the individual, not to the assisted living company. There are certain qualifications, such has having served in time of war (even if you didnt see combat) and receiving an honorable discharge. There are more, of course, as you would expect from a government agency. However, just the fact that some program is there is worth exploring. I found all this out because I started investigating last week for a family member who might have to go into assisted living. I went to three different communities, and each one told me about the program. One even gave me an information sheet, which has been passed on to the relative. What really annoys me is that in 1997, after my mother had died, we had to put my dad in assisted living because he had dementia, and we were afraid that harm might come to him if he were on his own. He was there for about seven years, in a place that has since been bought out by a different company. When we were investigating assisted living back 15 years ago, we knew very little about it. This time we knew what to ask, and the answers were very helpful. So if you think you might have someone who is eligible, ask the personnel, maybe the marketing director or administrator, to steer you in the right direction. Each of the people I talked to had someone they could refer me to for getting an application. Yes, youre dealing with the government, so we might sarcastically say Good luck. But lets face it. If theres a chance you can get some money out of the feds, by all means you should try.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Birth controlAs for the Sandra Fouke birth control contraception issue a few points. To begin with, seeing her portrayed as a college student doesn't wash. She's no 18-year-old coed but an olderthan-most law student of 30 or 31. Also she doesn't come across as too swift with her very excessive and comical contraception cost. This has nothing to do with health issues but the public paying for sex in our handout society. Today, we have people that knock success (being rich), reward mediocrity and failure with a president who apologies for our country to anyone over anything. Sad but true and let's hope things start changing in November. Bob Cronin Ocala Reminder: Deadline for photos, stories is Thursday of week before publication Just because it says its free doesnt mean its free James Snyder The Fourth annual Sheriffs Office car show is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sheriff's Operations Center at 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. There will be vehicles from the past and present on display. Car registration is $15 until 3/23 after which the fee is $20. There will be lots to see and do for the entire family. There will be a tram to take visitors on a tour around the complex and describe the facilities. There will be a bomb-destroying robot, demonstrations by the canine division, a SWAT demonstration, mounted police, concessions and free popcorn. The show is free to spectators. Proceeds of the show will go to the Sheriffs Office Foundation to support the volunteers programs; so come on out and support the volunteers. For more information call 352-368-3582 or foundation@marionso.com. 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W henever somebody mentions the word free in my presence my right eye turns a vivid jaundice. It is not that I have anything against the word free; just the person who is trying to use it to gain some kind of an advantage over me. I know anybody employing this mono-verbiage, is hiding some very long strings. My father taught me a long time ago that there are no free lunches. Occasionally somebody will advertise a free lunch and I go and find out the lunch is free but they are going to charge you to get out of that restaurant. In the end, it would have been cheaper to buy my own lunch. My philosophy is simply this; if I cannot afford it, I do not want it. In my vast experience down through the years, I have discovered that I cannot afford free. And I think I know why. My understanding of the word free and the person employing that word is not the same. When I use the word free, I am insinuating that there is absolutely no cost associated with this product whatsoever. When others use the word free, they often are insinuating that I am just a free market for them to take advantage of in the neighborhood of my money. Unfortunately, I do not live in that neighborhood anymore. I especially do not accept any free offers via the telephone. If someone has something to give me for nothing, let him come to my door, hand it to me, shake my hand and get out of Dodge. To me, thats what free is all about. Just the other day I received one of those telephone calls. I must confess that I was in a rather curmudgeon attitude and was just looking around for someone on which to spit my scorn. Then the telephone rang. When I answered the phone, it turned out to be someone offering me, absolutely free, with no cost to me absolutely, a free crime prevention program for my blessed domicile. No thank you, sir, I said as politely as I could. Im not really interested. I assure you I have no PhD or DD attached to my name whatsoever and yet as simple as I am, I understood what the phrase Im not really interested was all about. Not so my affable telephone caller. But I assure you, sir, that this program is absolutely free to you. Its our way to say thank you to some of our customers. He rattled on as though we were having only a oneway conversation. If this is going to be a one-way conversation, who will take up the offering? I think I know. After five long minutes of him telling me how important it was for me to have security in my home and how his product was absolutely free to me, I finally got a word in edgewise. But I have my own security system, thank you. There is a slight pause and then he said, What is your home security system, if I may ask? All right. I will confess right now that I had a wee bit of naughtiness on my mind, but in my own defense the telephone caller opened the door. I always believe where there is an open door somebody ought to step in. My home security system is called, Napoleontwo-Claws, and furthermore Im quite satisfied with it. There was another pause on the other end of the phone and I heard someone clear their throat and then ask, Ive never heard of that program. What is Napoleon-twoClaws? You know what it is like when you are trying not to laugh and it is about all you can do not to laugh? For a brief moment, I felt a little bit guilty but then I remembered who was on the other end of the phone. Somebody that was trying to con me with some kind of free thingamajig. The Napoleon-twoClaws home security program that I have in my house is my cat. I call him Napoleon because he walks around with his right paw stuck in his coat between two buttons. There was an extended pause on the other end of the phone and finally he said, What would you do, sir, if someone broke into your house? Id send flowers to the funeral. The funeral? Whos funeral? Why, the funeral of the guy who tried to break into my house while Napoleontwo-Claws was on duty. The first moment an intruder would enter into my home, good old Napoleon would claw that sorry person to death. Then feeling good about my momentum at this point I continued, I live there and I have a hard time getting in my house without being clawed to death by Napoleon. And I feed the cat. My cat is the meanest, grumpiest, cantankerous animal on Gods green earth. If anybody, and I mean anybody, can get past Napoleon they can have anything in my house. Absolutely free. At that moment, I heard a distinctive click and I realized our conversation was over. I guess whatever he had that was free did not measure up to good old Napoleon-two-Claws. The only one I trust to give me something is God. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). What Jesus gives is absolutely free. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Listen to Pastor Snyder's radio program, Sunday Joy, each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on WOCA, 1370 AM and 96.7 FM. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7 6Wednesday, March 7, 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 Help for vets, spouses in assisted living Changing the clocks again T hose who drive to work early in the morning will have to face a dismal fact beginning next week. Its going to be darker, later. This Sunday morning (or Saturday night), we go through the annual ritual of turning our clocks ahead. In the spring, that means we lose an hours sleep, and that the sun rises an hour later. Of course at the end of the day, we get a little more daylight, but that also means putting the little children and grandchildren to bed while its still daylight. Weve argued against changing back and forth for years, as have many Americans, but to no avail. Someone, somewhere, thinks this is a good idea. So we just have to live with it. So dont forget, when you go to bed Saturday night, turn those clocks ahead, or else youll be an hour late for church on Sunday morning. O ur M essage Letters PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column Readers are wonderful, appreciatedBy Priscilla Geissal R eactions to my Heart Felt Thanks article that appeared in recent past issues of the Messenger and the Citizen have been overwhelming and amazing at the same time. Thank you to all who have contacted me by phone or email. If, by some chance, I have not contacted you within a couple of weeks, please contact me again. I certainly am not above misplacing a name or phone number with all that has been going on at our home. Rest assured that there will be a follow up article in which I will reference the calls or emails from those of you who have said that my husbands experience spoke to you and your loved ones who have had similar experiences. This has prompted many of you to want to share your stories with others as well. I find that amazingly inspiring. My husband, Phil, has experienced some temporary setbacks. These have proved to be more like bumps in that road to recovery often heard about after major surgery for a serious condition. Many of you will recognize a similar pattern with your personal story as Phil has recently made two trips to the cardiologists office, had a short stint back in the hospital, made a visit to the lab for more blood work, and also paid a visit to the primary care physician (not necessarily in that order). There have been some additional concerns with new medications and some disconcerting bruising from those IV sites when a patient is prescribed Coumadin, Plavix, Heparin, aspirin, Prednisone or other such meds. I will be calling upon many of you who have magnificent stories of hope and recovery to share Your insights into the excellent care provided by many of our local physicians and caregivers are heartwarming. So, too, are the stories that perhaps began in some other part of the country before you migrated to Florida. There has been such a response that I feel sure that this may well become a series of stories of hope and thanks that will be unfolding and perhaps may be told by a better writer than I am. Whoever writes these stories, the stories need to be told. The thing that really jumps out at me the primary home care giver is the stress and angst felt as we try to be so strong for our loved ones. We have to learn that same old lesson that we hear over and over. We cannot help others if we dont take care of ourselves. That often becomes a secondary issue that should be given more attention. Honestly, I must say that there are times when I feel my patience wearing so thin that I become ashamed or embarrassed because I am in such good health that I think that I should not let the situation be causing me to lose my cool. However, from having talked with others, this is not an uncommon occurrence. We are all human, and we have our limits. I am trying to remember that. Thank you for giving me such encouragement. I feel that when this kind of story is shared, each of us is empowered to do a better job than we might have without having heard that others went through overwhelming illnesses or have felt much the same as we feel. Please feel free to email me at pbgeissal@aol.com if you have criticism or comments. 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. 000AOR5 000AR0I D a i l y D i n n e r F e a t u r e s Daily Dinner Features Monday Fried Pork Chops with choice of two vegetables Tuesday Butter Baked Chicken with choice of two vegetables Wednesday Broccoli Cheddar Chicken with choice of two vegetables Thursday Turkey n Dressing with choice of two additional vegetables Friday Fish Fry 11 am to Close Choose from our farm raised catfish, cut thin and tossed in a blend of cornmeal and seasonings. Or try our traditional Cod Fillets, hand dipped in our own special batter and fried to a golden brown. Served with Steak Fries and Cole Slaw. Saturday Chicken n Rice 11 am to Close Made from scratch. Our chicken tenderloin simmered in a hearty chicken gravy and served atop a bed of seasoned rice along with two vegetables. Sunday Homestyle Chicken 11 am to Close Enjoy two chicken breast fillets dipped in fresh buttermilk and hand breaded in our kitchen. Served with choice of two vegetables. E v e r y D a y Every Day T h e r e s S o m e t h i n g D i f f e r e n t Theres Something Different T o L o o k F o r w a r d T o To Look Forward To. Monday, March 12 Saturday, March 17 C o r n e d B e e f & C a b b a g e D i n n e r $ 8 9 9 Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner $ 8.99 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 R 0 U 000AO0V This message provided by this newspaper. $ 4,595 15 to choose from 000APFH 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Thank You for your business, we strive to make our customers satisfied.Same Day Service Guaranteed 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 12-V T1275 only $ 639 H OME OF THE G REAT D EALS Free Pick-up within 10 miles Remanufactured Warranty 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car $ 5,295 from Carts from $1,895 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts 6-V P2000 only $ 475 000AQ3B Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 Jim Clark Editor I f you are a veteran or spouse of a veteran and you are in an assisted living community, or if you have a relative who is a veteran or spouse of a vet, Im going to tell you about a program I just found out about last week. Of course, a lot of you are smarter than I am, so you probably know about this already. But I didnt, and it cost my dad thousands of dollars over the years he was in assisted living before he died. The Veterans Administration, which I shall refer to as the VA, has a program under Disability Pension VA Benefits which pays so much per month to those who are qualified and are in an assisted living community (they like to be called communities, not facilities). You have to apply for it, and you cant apply until after you move in to an assisted living community. Once it is approved, according to one of my sources, it is retroactive to when you moved in and is paid monthly directly to the individual, not to the assisted living company. There are certain qualifications, such has having served in time of war (even if you didnt see combat) and receiving an honorable discharge. There are more, of course, as you would expect from a government agency. However, just the fact that some program is there is worth exploring. I found all this out because I started investigating last week for a family member who might have to go into assisted living. I went to three different communities, and each one told me about the program. One even gave me an information sheet, which has been passed on to the relative. What really annoys me is that in 1997, after my mother had died, we had to put my dad in assisted living because he had dementia, and we were afraid that harm might come to him if he were on his own. He was there for about seven years, in a place that has since been bought out by a different company. When we were investigating assisted living back 15 years ago, we knew very little about it. This time we knew what to ask, and the answers were very helpful. So if you think you might have someone who is eligible, ask the personnel, maybe the marketing director or administrator, to steer you in the right direction. Each of the people I talked to had someone they could refer me to for getting an application. Yes, youre dealing with the government, so we might sarcastically say Good luck. But lets face it. If theres a chance you can get some money out of the feds, by all means you should try.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Birth controlAs for the Sandra Fouke birth control contraception issue a few points. To begin with, seeing her portrayed as a college student doesn't wash. She's no 18-year-old coed but an olderthan-most law student of 30 or 31. Also she doesn't come across as too swift with her very excessive and comical contraception cost. This has nothing to do with health issues but the public paying for sex in our handout society. Today, we have people that knock success (being rich), reward mediocrity and failure with a president who apologies for our country to anyone over anything. Sad but true and let's hope things start changing in November. Bob Cronin Ocala Reminder: Deadline for photos, stories is Thursday of week before publication Just because it says its free doesnt mean its free James Snyder The Fourth annual Sheriffs Office car show is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sheriff's Operations Center at 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. There will be vehicles from the past and present on display. Car registration is $15 until 3/23 after which the fee is $20. There will be lots to see and do for the entire family. There will be a tram to take visitors on a tour around the complex and describe the facilities. There will be a bomb-destroying robot, demonstrations by the canine division, a SWAT demonstration, mounted police, concessions and free popcorn. The show is free to spectators. Proceeds of the show will go to the Sheriffs Office Foundation to support the volunteers programs; so come on out and support the volunteers. For more information call 352-368-3582 or foundation@marionso.com. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 7, 2012 5 8Wednesday, March 7, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 0 0 0 A Q C 6 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep an open mind about a suggestion you see as unworkable. Give it a chance to prove itself one way or another. The results could surprise both supporters and detractors. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) News about an upcoming venture causes you to make some last-minute adjustments in your plans. But the extra work will pay off, as you come to learn more about the potential benefits opening up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A more positive aspect grows out of your determination to reach your immediate goals. Continue to keep your focus sharp and on target by steering clear of petty quarrels and other pesky problems. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) By acting as a voice of reason, you can avoid adding to an already turbulent situation. You might have to shout over the tumult, but your words ultimately will be heard and heeded. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) The possibility of a new acquisition always makes those Leonine eyes light up. But be careful that what you see is what you want. Appearances can often be deceiving. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) No matter how much you might feel that youre in the right, resist saying anything that could reignite a still unresolved situation. Let the matter drop, and move on. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Help with a personal problem comes from an unexpected source. You also find workplace pressures easing. Use this period of calm to restore your spent energies. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might have to share the credit for that project youre working on. But therell be enough credit to go around, and your efforts will be recognized and rewarded. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Details need to be dealt with before you can move on to another area. Make sure you dont leave any loose ends that could later cause everything to unravel. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) News about a change in the workplace carries with it a challenge you could find difficult to resist. Check it out. It could be what youve been waiting for. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Allowing your artistic nature full expression will help restore your spirits and will put you in the mood to take on that new career challenge. A Libra creates excitement. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Expect to happily plunge right into a hectic social whirl starting at weeks end. Your aspects favor new friendships as well as the strengthening of old relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: Like St. Patrick (who was also born this week), your spiritual strength is an inspiration to others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure the hypnosis. On the first round, he asked two ladies and the one gentleman to return to their seats in the audience. This left only six women to participate in the demonstration and be what he called, the stars of the show. One lady was a visitor with a resident, and the other five were all well-known Fairfield residents. I am sorry that I cannot identify the visitor because she was so cute during the performance. She was told by the hypnotist that she was the Laugh Police Lady, and she was to keep the audience under control when he gave her a special command. Well she did and produced even more laughter (as she was supposed to do, obviously) as she made comments at different times such as: You are being very rude! Please shut your face! I am just enforcing the lawyou are giving me such a hard time! Why wont you be nice? This is ridiculous! The lady next to her, Diane Blanchett, was told that she was from Mars and could only speak Martian. Roz Martin, who was to the left of Diane was told that she was the interpreter for the Martian lady. Roz, who is from South Africa originally, has a wonderful accent and that made her interpretive comments even more hilarious. Seated next to Roz was Linda Ford, who seemed hardly able to restrain her laughter; and she was soon allowed to return to the audience. The group was then down to five. The next person in line was Toni Belcher who was given a pair of google eye glasses and told that she had x-ray vision and could see right through the clothing of the people in the audience. Her shocked expression and comments, mainly something like, Oh, My! brought more laughter for the Laughter Police Lady to have to caution the audience that she might have to clear the room if you all dont cooperate. Naturally, that elicited even more chuckles. The last person in line was Norma Powers who seemed totally relaxed and followed the rather amusing directions given to her by Buckland. She enjoyed her time at the beach and then a bit later, she enjoyed fishing with a good friend and remembering being in first grade. As Buckland closed the show, he suggested that until the ladies exited the building, they would jump up, wave their arms, and cheer any time they heard the name, Jim Buckland. This proved to be the case about three different times as Peggy Sluss thanked the showman for a night of fun and entertainment. She also thanked everyone for attending and gave out three envelopes of door prizes ($70 each) to Cecile Gautier, Fran Glenny, and Toni Belcher when their ticket stubs were drawn from the fish bowl. All in all, it was another one of those times when I can say that the people of the Fairfield Village community demonstrated that we are a lively place filled with lovely (even when hypnotized) people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 4 Winners of the drawing for three door prizes of $70 each are, from left, Fran Glenny, Toni Belcher, and Cecile Gautier. The Marion County Public Library System invites writers from Marion and adjacent counties to participate in the 2012 Author Expo, to be held Saturday, April 14, at its Headquarters-Ocala location. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library, the event will provide a forum for local poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights to network and sell their books. Our first Author Expo is a great opportunity for the talented writers in Marion and surrounding counties to get together, talk about their books and share helpful hints with the public, said Roseanne Russo, information services manager for the Headquarters-Ocala location. The event is open to all authors in Marion, Lake, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter counties. Space is limited; prospective authors must apply by March 16 to participate. Registration includes a $10 fee in lieu of a percentage of book sales on the day of the event. For application guidelines and forms, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or www.friendsoftheocalalibrary.org, or stop by the Headquarters-Ocala location at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. For more information, call 352-671-8551. Authors invited to Expo on April 24 CenturyLink will host a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Saturday, April 14. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be at the Ocala Municipal Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd, beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $260 per team. Entry deadline is April 6. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $125 per hole without a team or $100 with a team. Presenting sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorship or registration, call Teresa Feather at 352368-8825. 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P eggy Sluss, resident manager of Fairfield Village, produced another hit with one of her scheduled activities which was held in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse on Saturday night, Feb. 25. Jim Buckland, a certified hypnotist from Winter Haven, entertained a jovial audience with what he called, my G-rated show. As he asked for volunteers, he said, We will have fun from beginning to end and the whole time you are here, you will not do anything you will regret. You will not be asleep, not unconscious Buckland had 10 chairs set up for volunteers who would accept the challenge to be hypnotized. Originally, Buckland asked for 5 men and 5 women; however, when that did not happen, he settled for 8 ladies and 1 gentleman. As he began his program, Buckland explained that some people will be hypnotized, while others will not. There are varying factors, according to Buckland who said that he had been involved in therapy and entertainment for over 20 years. 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See FAIRFIELD Page 5 Tuesday, March 13 Caregivers invited to support group All caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on March. 13, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. Call 352-854-5200 for additional information. Thursday, March 15 Genealogical Society meeting The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. This months program will feature Paul Enchelmeyer, whose topic will be Ten Ways to be a Perfect Ancestor. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Thursday, March 15 Air Force Group meetsThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold our monthly meeting on Thursday evening, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Fellow AFA and Red Tail Chapter member Rob Thomas, Iraqi war veteran, will brief us on his experiences in Iraqi. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Saturday, March 17 Green Thumb plant show, sale setSpring is around the corner and plans for the 5th annual Green Thumb Plant Show and Sale are under way for the event that's a local favorite which happens to fall on St. Patricks Day this year, Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Dunnellon. Vendors selling orchids, trees, shrubs, native plants, soil enhancers, yard art, woody ornamentals, palms, roses and a variety of flowering plants will line the lawns of the historic village of Dunnellon, home of the shopping district known for its festivals and events. For booth space or more information, please contact Nancy at 352-208-6789. Scandinavian Club of Marion County The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on March 17. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be corn beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Harry Chambers on the keyboard. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 14th of March. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352-861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352-347-8362. Thursday, March 22 Food for Thought at Our RedeemerA "Food for Thought Luncheon" will take place at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. State Road 200, on Thursday, March 22 at 11:30 a.m. The Speaker will be Joyce Semelka MS, RD. She will speak on medical nutrition self management. RSVP to reserve a seat to 352-368-4028.Saturday, March 24 Ocala Lions to collect items for Fisher HouseOn Saturday, March 24, the Ocala Lions Club will collect donations and personal care items to be given to the Fisher House Foundation in Tampa, for families of veterans or military personnel who are being treated at a nearby military or VA medical facility. The event will be at the Big Lots store, 8600 S.W. State Road 200 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Fisher House, founded in 1990 by Zachary Fisher, provides a home-like facility for families to stay for brief periods of time in order to be near their loved ones undergoing medical treatment. Personal care items, such as shampoo or tooth paste/brushes, tissues, paper plates, paper cups and plastic food storage containers or bags are needed to help families needing to stay at Fisher House during this difficult time. Items may be purchased at Big Lots and monetary donations will be accepted. For further information about Fisher House, call (813) 910-3000 or contact Bill Thomas at 352-291-2600 about the event. Real men, real life, real impactA Rough Cut Men free seminar will take place on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker at Christs Church of Marion County will be David Dusek. Breakfast will be at 7 a.m. and the session at 8 a.m. A free will offering will be received. For additional information, call 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. City gets federal grant to start downtown projectU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has approved a $2.22 million grant for Ocala to realign the Florida Northern Railroad Lines along a stretch of Osceola Avenue from Southeast 3rd Street to Northeast 5th Street. The project is key to the creation of a linear park that the city plans along Osceola Avenue. The park ultimately will stretch from Southeast 3rd Street to Tuscawilla Park. It is intended to make the downtown area more pedestrian friendly and to provide more amenities and an improved ambiance to those living, working or visiting in the downtown area. This project not only addresses safety concerns, it addresses quality of life and economic development goals we have for downtown, said Deputy City Manager John Zobler. The linear park will feature wider sidewalks, decorative lighting, landscaping, and power pedestals to accommodate special events. In addition to allowing for the creation of the park, the railroad project will improve safety and freight rail operations by replacing degraded track and upgrading advance warning systems six highway-rail crossings. The grant requires a 10 percent match that will be provided equally by Florida Northern Railroad, the City of Ocala and the Florida Department of Transportation. City officials anticipate that the improvements could begin as early as October. U.S. Constitution for seniorsThe Senior Learning Center of the College of Central Florida will offer an introductory class to the U.S. Constitution on Thursdays from March 29 through May 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This class is open to all interested seniors over the age of 50. There is a yearly membership fee of $125 to join the Learning Center and over 40 different classes are currently being offered. For more information call 352-291-4444 or visit RAHAM@cf.edu. Bonsai exhibit and classesThe Master The Possibilities (MTP) Education Center and the Marion Bonsai Society will host their 5th annual exhibit. The exhibit will open on Wednesday, April 4 at 9 a.m., and close on Friday, April 6 at noon, at the MTP main lobby, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala (On Top Of the World). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon on Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Classes and Demonstrations are offered on Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. (Basics of the art of Bonsai) and Thursday, April 5, at 1 p.m. (Bonsai Demonstration). To register for these classes go to www.masterthepossibilities.com or call 352-854-3699 or visit the MTP office.

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Thursday, March 8 International Womans DayBarbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Woman's Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs. Music and a keynote speech by Mindy Simmons, Florida's chanteuse, will be followed by the talk by Barbara Surian, of Ocala, and more music by a Trio from Patchwork. All men, women, boys and girls are invited to this nonreligious community event; there is no charge and refreshments will be served. The event is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41) just northwest of the Holder traffic light. For information, call 352-465-4225 or go to naturecoastuu.org. Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, March 8, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch. Any members in the area are welcomed. Saturday, March 10 Chili supper and bake sale Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper's Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on March 10 at Blessed Trinity Church. This is a change of date, which was originally Feb. 18. The event will have both red and white chili and will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the parish hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Adults are $6 and children $3. For information call 352-867-9860.Women's Spring BreakTake a break with the Women's Ministries of Christ's Church of Marion County on Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. and enjoy guest speaker Gaye Martin. Gaye's topics will include "Some Have It Some Don't," "Significant Signatures" and "Running the Race." The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. A love offering will be taken. For additional information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352-307-5101 or info@ccomc.org. Christ's Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.Methodist Men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, March 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. The Methodist Women will conduct a bake sale and the Stitch Sisters Craft Sale during the breakfast hours. Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, March 11 Youth Symphony recitalThe Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting a recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyone's musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738.Mezzo-soprano and pianist to performThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Megan Thompson, mezzo-soprano, and Donna Topp, pianist, will present Our Nations Story: A Musical Review. They will perform works by popular American composers including Gershwin, Bernstein, Joplin, Barber and Weill as well as Broadway and Disney favorites. The diversity of the music guarantees something for everyone. Megan Thompson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. While there she performed in several operas, competitions and solo recitals. She has appeared in many Ocala Civic Theatre productions including The Mikado. She is a soloist with the Central Florida Master Choir. Donna Dantz Topp graduated Cum Laude in music and psychology from Heidelberg University. She received her Masters from the State University of New York with further piano studies at the Eastman School of Music, Roberts Wesleyan College and Columbia University. While living in Rochester, Mississippi, Topp ran a private keyboard studio as well as being director of music, organist and choir director at several area churches. Since moving to Ocala she has been the accompanist for the Marion Civic Chorale, founded and directed the Oak Run Choraliers as well as substituting for many churches in the area. The public is invited. Admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, call the church office at 352237-4633. Tuesday, March 13 Ocala Open Golf TourneyA Charity Pro-Am event kicks off the Ocala Open on Tues., March 13, 2012 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. conditions. T I agree. Were obligated to follow the rules and regulations the state gives us. Q Schools no w provide various meals H o w do you feel about that ? Tomyn We do have a very sophisticated approval process. We want to help those who are needy. We can do a good job of verifying. Wagoner I really cant punish a child for the behavior of the parents. Its an interesting issue. Food service operates like a business, with profit and loss statements. Q What about studying the founding fathers and the Constitution ? Wagoner I think we do a good job in that area, we bring a veteran into the classroom. All too often were just tested in reading, math, science. Tomyn We do teach American history, founding fathers and the Constitution. Geography, civics and history in the middle schools, in the high schools American history, world history and American Government. Q I filled in at a classroom last December and the 11 th graders didnt kno w about P earl H arbor Tomyn I know it is part of the curriculum. Wagoner Im shocked. Q Teachers cant teach w hen you have lack of discipline Tomyn We have no place in our schools (for those students), they need to be moved or even expelled. Wagoner I cant make parents be parents. We have a strong code of student conduct. Its more of an issue on the bus then in the classroom. If you fight on the bus, you shouldnt ride the rest of the year. Q A bout public comments at board meetings not being sho w n on T V. Wagoner Thats a decision the board makes. Im open to have public comment on TV. Tomyn The public should have an opportunity to speak at the appropriate time. Q Why a black history month ? Why not j ust teach about blacks as part of all A merican history Tomyn -We do teach all history. All of our schools have done something (for black history month). Wagoner We teach American history. Q What about complying w ith the class size amendment ? Tomyn Well keep our class sizes to the required number. We cant afford the messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 7, 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. 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Q What about coaches and administrative supplements ? Tomyn These are some of the greatest dropout programs. Wagoner -Theyre really as important as curriculum. We can still offer those programs with resources if we allocate correctly. (Both candidates said they didnt care about the superintendent supplement, although the superintendent salary is set by the state). FI NAL RE M ARK S Tomyn -I enjoy listening. It helps me formulate ideas. I do not feel entitled, but qualified. Wagoner I understand it is a serious business. Nothing is more important than a great education. The system is broken and we need to change that. Read the classifieds Happenings More on Page 9 The City of Ocala is extending an invitation to local residents to learn firsthand how their tax dollars are being spent. The city is accepting applications for a free, seven-session citizens academy that will begin April 5. The course will give citizens a behind-the-scenes look at city services and what it takes to deliver them. It also will delve into major challenges that face the community in coming years. Residents can learn about our services, meet the people who deliver them, and get a behind-thescenes look at our facilities, said Public Information Officer Sonny Allen, who is coordinating the academy. If you want to get a glimpse at a day in the life of a firefighter or ask an elected official about an issue that is on your mind, this is your opportunity. The program will include a number of hands-on activities, panel discussions and equipment demonstrations. A few of the topics will include economic development efforts, the challenge of providing electric power, and the state of local water resources. Classes will meet for about two hours at 6 p.m. on successive Thursdays. An application form can be downloaded from the Citys website at www.ocalafl.org, or picked up in the City Managers Office, located on the second floor of City Hall, 151 SE Osceola Ave. Registration deadline is March 22. For additional information, call Sonny Allen or Jackie McGuinness at 401-3977. City sets Citizens Academy

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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Medical Bnet CARE Manager The Centers is seeking a Bachelors level Care Manager to coordinate mental health svcs for children enrolled in Behavioral Health Network. Extensive travel required in Citrus & Hernando Counties. Use of personal vehicle reqd., State mileage rate pd. Work hours dictated by caseload. Please submit salary. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Dental Assistant 30 hours a week Certified and Experience, Coleman Area 1-800-469-4467 Medical Medical Assistant The Centers is seeking a Medical Assistant (RMA or CMA) to work with the mentally ill at our Adult Med Clinic in Lecanto. Duties include pre-authoizations, vitals & administer meds, other clerical & clinical tasks. Certified or Registered Medical Asst Certification & min 2 yrs exp reqd. Salary $9.91-11.90/hr. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us 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 Medical Residential SA T ech Pool (352) 291-5489 The Centers is seeking Residential Substance Abuse Techs -Pool (as needed) for our Citrus County Adolescent Residential program in Lecanto, FL. Duties focus on reducing or minimizing the effects of substance abuse, a 12-Step recovery process, assisting the professional staff in the assurance of quality client care & transporting clients. Exp with troubled adolescents reqd. Must be available for shift work & weekends. Background screenings reqd. Salary $9.25-$9.75/hr plus 10% shift diff for 2nd/3rd shifts. DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify. 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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Marion County Homes For Sale By Owner Retirement Community Home 2/2 Italian tile floors Carpet in bedrooms + den, stainless steel appliances, fans, enclosed lanai, overside garage, landscaped, (352) 291-2795 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$200 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Home/Office Cleaning Let Me Do The Dirty Work 4 U House Cleaning LOURIE JACKSON (352)433-5292 (352)245-3001 lourieann1973 @gmail.com References Avail. L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 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This year the Irish Derby/Ascot Races will be held on Saturday, March 17 at the Clubhouse. This is always an exciting event. This year there will also be a Ladies Flamboyant Hat Contest. Ladies, lets see who can have the best hat! Tickets are available from Lil Carie and Pat Talley. Reservations must be made by March 13. In addition to the races and the hat contest, sub sandwiches, snacks, and soft drinks will be provided. Do you like baseball? Let Theresa Yoders know if you would like to attend a Tampa Bay Rays game in the near future. A couple of weeks ago the picture of the servers for the spaghetti supper had the wrong information in the description. It should have said the servers of the Quail Meadow spaghetti dinner, not servers from Biancas. The new Quail Meadow telephone directory has been delivered to each home. If you have corrections or additions to the directory, please contact Kathy Voss. We want to give a huge thank you to Kathy for all the work she does in putting together the QM Reporter and the directory. This is all volunteer work and Kathy does an outstanding job. We appreciate you, Kathy. We have a new Sunshine Lady. Marlene Cigrand volunteered to take over this responsibility. Margaret Gerace had this responsibility for many years, but felt she needed a rest. Thank you, Margaret for your many years of service. Please notify Marlene if any of your neighbors are ill. Its time to clean out garages, closets, and attics! The Quail Meadow Spring Yard Sale will be Saturday, March 31. We usually have this sale the first Saturday in April, but this year that is Easter weekend and would not be the proper time to have a community sale. Carolyn Slocumb Ladies to have lunch

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N ew Orleans may have had more people for its Mardi Gras celebration but the Culinary Arts event had the ambiance and food to match the finest restaurants in New Orleans. Many of the recipes came from New Orleans restaurants. Larry Handley was the chair person in charge of choosing the recipes and according to those present he and his committee did an outstanding job. The menu originally consisted of Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Bienville. When the Culinary Arts Club could not obtain the oysters they switched to a crab and corn bisque. The other appetizer they had was New Orleans style barbecued shrimp which is really not a barbecue and crab stuffed mushrooms. The main course consisted of non-seafood Jambalaya of chicken and sausage, red beans and rice. Of course no meal is complete without desserts. Participants were treated to King Cake and Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce. How decadent is that! Jerry Martin, the wine connoisseur or sommelier, prepared a wine list that he paired with appetizers and the entree. What an evening great food and wine and wonderful company! All of this was accomplished without going to New Orleans. The night also had some fun activities like Mardi Gras trivia prepared by Culinary Arts only Marion Pierleoni. Marion is also president of the Leisure Arts and Leisure Arts is hosting a Trivia Night on March 10. Can you answer these trivia questions? Mardi Gras is French for: If you said, Fat Tuesday, you are correct. In Cajun French, chaudin means what? If you answered, Chitterlings which is pig stomach stuffed with sausage meat and seasoning, you are correct again. I am happy to report chaudin was not on the menu. Culinary Arts meets four times a year with a different theme. Members of the club prepare one of the items on the menu for all to enjoy. It is a great way to learn how to cook new items and taste different foods. Culinary Arts also plans on continuing their culinary classes. INDEX Fairfield Village..4 Puzzles................8 Quail Meadow....11 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 4, NUMBER 49 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012 Park Funds Page 9 Happenings Page 3 12Wednesday, March 7, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AR1E 8602 SW Highway 200, Next to Little Joeys in Big Lots Shopping Center Ocala, FL 34481 www.drcoinshop.com drcoinshop@gmail.com STORE HOURS: MON.-FRI. 10AM-6PM, SAT. & SUN. 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"I believe that my life experiences, professional expertise, abilities, skills, consistent and principled philosophy, and understanding of the issues uniquely qualify me to be an authentic representative of all the people of Marion County and positions me as the best candidate for the Marion County Commission. We need new, fresh, bold, and principled leaders who have the courage and conviction to recommit and adhere to those conservative principles that made our community great. He further stated, As county commissioner, I will work to encourage job growth here in Marion County by working to remove governmental road blocks such as heavy taxation and unnecessary regulation. It is not the government that best creates jobs it is the private sector. In addition, we need to support the services here in Marion County that help make this the best place in the world to live. We need to support our hospitals, fire and rescue workers, police and sheriff, and county staff. Moore has been in the finance field for the past 14 years. He has a Bachelors Degree in Business along with a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice University. He is also scheduled to complete a Masters Degree in Leadership from Luther Rice University in May of this year. He and his wife Loida have a one son who attends a local, public elementary school in Marion County. He and his family are active members of Trinity Baptist Church. Amsden draws Republican challenger George TomynWally Wagoner Superintendent candidates debate By Jim Clark E DITOR The 2012 local political debate season got under way Monday night, Feb. 27, at the Tea Party Solutions meeting, as the two Republican candidates for superintendent of schools squared off. George Tomyn, executive director for school development and evaluation with the school system, and Wally Wagoner, deputy superintendent of operations, are both trying to succeed their boss, Jim Yancey, who has chosen not to run. Democrat Diana Greene, deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction, is also in the race, but is still unopposed for the primary and, as of now, will not be on the ballot until November. The candidates actually agreed on many issues facing the school system. In their opening statements, Wagoner said, This is a very big business, albeit an educational business. Our only job is to teach and learn. The future of everyone in this room is tied to how we do our job. It is a huge bureaucracy that is very hard to change. Referring to his opponent, he stated, George feels entitled to his position, a comment that Tomyn waited until closing statements to challenge. In his opening, Tomyn emphasized his 35 years in Marion County as a teacher, assistant principal and principal before moving into the district office. Im deeply committed to our schools. I understand our business from top to bottom. I bring strong and proven leadership. People are the key ingredient to our success. After that the questioning started, at first from the moderator and then from the audience. Q What are your three primary goals? Wagoner Make sure students receive a great education, understand we have 6,000 employees, less than 3,000 in the classroom. We need to look every day at how to be more efficient. We should customize schools to fit the needs of students. Tomyn -Safe and clean schools, transparent management of resources, and every child should have a great opportunity to learn to meet our future. Q Concerning the budget, where would you cut? Tomyn We have discussed the need to have privatization of custodial services to privatization of transportation. We have to look at what were offering. Were teaching our students for jobs that do not exist yet. Wagoner Under my leadership we have privatization custodial and privatization of transportation. Anything tied to our core business, we need to see if someone can do it better. Q What about the proposal to go to a four-day week? Tomyn Lets hope we dont go to it. It was deemed by the state that we could not save money (state paying only four days of transportation). Its certainly not worth the disruption. Wagoner Its not a very good idea. Q How do you stand on vouchers? Wagoner I dont mind competition. We should design our schools so parents are clawing to get back in. Having a choice is OK. Tomyn Our school systems have evolved a great deal. Schools of choice are already here. Charter schools have to have the same accountability. For vouchers, I want to be very cautious. Students and teachers must be held to the same standards. Q Do you favor elected or appointed superintendent? Tomyn I believe in the power of democracy. An elected superintendent is the only thing I am familiar with. Twice the voters have declined to make it appointed. If the school board puts it on the ballot, I can argue for that if thats the direction the board wants to go. Wagoner Its a decision you all should make at the polls. Q How do you face the challenge of unfunded mandates? Wagoner The problem is Tallahassee is full of lobbyists who are still very powerful. We have to find ways to be successful under present Please see DEBATE Page 4 Baxley Bill passes House; ignition device for DUI offenders to be requiredLast week, the Florida House of Representatives passed CS/CS/HB 681 Interlock Ignition Devices Ordered for Probation for DUI sponsored by Representative Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala). This bill unanimously passed all three committees of reference on its way to the session floor. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there were 10,228 alcohol-impaired traffic fatalities in 2010 which represents 31 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2000 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates alcohol-related crashes in the United States cost the public $114.3 billion. CS/CS/HB 681 provides additional accountability for DUI offenders by ordering the installation of an interlock ignition device for at least three continuous months after their first offense, six continuous months after their second offense within five years, and 12 continuous months after their third offense within 10 years on all vehicles that are individually or jointly leased or owned and routinely operated by the defendant. This important pro-active legislation reduces recidivism and better ensures the safety of the citizens of Florida by requiring DUI offenders to verify that they are free from the influence of alcohol before operating a vehicle. This policy will change behavior, get offenders back to work, and save lives. We dont need more people in jail, we need them to stop drinking and driving, said Baxley. Health, Wellness Expo set at Paddock Mall March 10The 2012 Health and Wellness Expo sponsored by the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paddock Mall. For more information on the registration process, booth pricing, and sponsorship opportunities for the Expo call 352-629-8051, ext. 106. Stone Creek Mardi Gras time celebrated by residents of Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Marion Pierleoni King cakes for dessert.