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nounced very soon. Spring and fall are the two times that our community has this fun event which offers lots of real bargains for shoppers. The planning committee is working on some additional new possibilities that will be even more enticing to our community and to others who might want to come and join us on that Saturday. The Ladies Lunch Bunch has scheduled its next gathering to be at Sammys restaurant in Jasmine Plaza at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 26. The Sunshine Red Hats meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. this Friday, March 16. Those playing Rummikub meet at the Fairfield clubhouse at 1 p.m. each Tuesday. Bunco is set for each Wednesday at 1 p.m.; while Mah Jongg is being enjoyed on Sunday and Thursday also at 1 p.m. Anyone interested is invited to attend. The same 1 afternoon time has turned out to be a popular one for these recreational activities. Card playing is set for each Tuesday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m., while dominoes is on the calendar for Fridays at 6 p.m. as well. Billiards breaks the time pattern somewhat as it is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. It seems that there are many activities that can be enjoyed by attendance at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse at the regularly scheduled times, As the weather warms up, word is that the water aerobics group will soon be reorganizing probably upon the return of Toni Belcher who is away visiting her mother who has been quite ill in Oklahoma. New neighbors are invited to check the calendars in the Clubhouse for other upcoming activities being scheduled even ahead into 2013. Lots of fun times can be had by joining in the fun in Fairfield Villagea lively place filled with lovely people. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 50 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012 Fairfield Page 9 Quail Meadow Page 2 12 Wednesday, March 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 9 At left, although attendance at the SAC meeting was relatively "small"....the plans for future activities are BIG! Hopefully, more neighbors will choose to attend and plan activities. Above, some of the St. Patricks decorations were up early. 000AT89 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 RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000A93F 0 0 0 A R G S 6-V T605 only $ 499 8-V T875 only $ 599 12-V T1275 only $ 639 6-V P2000 only $ 469 only $ 4,295 was $4,795 000ARYB8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop before you buy and visit us! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Same Day Service Guaranteed Free Pick-up within 10 miles Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standard only $ 4,995 was $5,995 Quality Used Carts as low as only $1,995 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts M ARCH M ADNESS Car show County official George Albright put on his annual car show Saturday at the county complex. Above, Connor Henderson, 4, whose mother works at the tax collectors office, enjoys a ride down the slide. At left, Albrights 1931 Miller Ford race car is shown. More photos available on our website at www.westmarionmessenger.com (no hyphens in address).PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has notified city officials that it has found no deficiencies during its annual inspection of the Ocala International Airport. City officials were notified of the positive inspection results through a letter from Jim Price, certification safety inspector, FAA Southern Region, Airports Division. This inspection, which is conducted annually, is designed to ensure that the airport is meeting stringent FAA standards. It covers all aspects of airport operations, including self-inspection programs, pavement management for runways and taxiways, airfield markings and lighting, training and inspection records, fuel inspection records, wildlife mitigation, airport certification manuals and emergency preparedness. As part of the inspection, Ocala Fire Rescue personnel had to demonstrate that they meet FAA standards related to airport familiarization, airport communications, aircraft familiarization, aircraft emergency evacuation and firefighting operations. We commend you for the procedures you are using in the day-to-day operation of the airport. The appearance of the airport indicates they are effective, Price wrote in the letter. The inspection was conducted Feb. 1. Airport passes inspection Beverages, fencing services, junk/litter removal, medical supplies and tire sales/disposal. At first glance, this seems like a disparate mix of services to group together. What they have in common, however, is that theyre each one of the 116 commodity/service areas for which Marion County Procurement Services (and other county departments) solicit quotes and proposals. At a recent Board of County Commissioners meeting, Procurement Services launched a monthlong campaign geared toward increasing awareness of the countys need for these types of wideranging services and for encouraging our local businesses to participate in the bidding and quote processes that are part of obtaining those services. The ultimate goal keep tax dollars circulating locally when possible. Our communitys economic success depends on local businesses, said Commission Chairman Charlie Stone. Through this campaign, we will raise awareness of additional revenue possibilities for Marion County businesses. An area that Procurement Services staff is particularly focused on through its campaign is increasing the number of businesses registered in its local business directory. The directory is one of the biggest perks the county offers to local businesses according to Procurement Services Director Susan Olsen. By signing up with the local business directory, vendors are automatically notified about quotes and bids specific to the commodity or service the vendor has chosen on the application, Olsen said. This is a free service the county offers to local vendors only. Businesses can complete and submit the local business directory application online at www.marioncountyfl.org/procurement.htm. Procurement Services will host a vendor open house at its office (2511 S.E. Third St., Ocala) as part of its campaign on Tuesday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; at the event businesses can learn more about how to work with Marion County. Staff members are also scheduling presentations with local business groups to discuss the basics of working with the county. To pre-register for the vendor open house (walk-ins are also welcome) or see about scheduling a presentation for your business group, contact Procurement Services at 352-671-8444 or purchasing@marioncountyfl.org. County wants to add opportunities to work with local businesses Relax Amberly L. Snapp gives a massage to an unidentified visitor at the Health and Wellness Expo at the Paddock Mall last Saturday.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK By Jim Clark E DITOR It was supposed to be a District 3 County Commission candidate debate, but since one of the hopefuls didnt attend, Stan McClain had to answer all the questions himself. The Tea Party Solutions meeting Monday night featured McClain, the Republican incumbent who is being opposed by Democrat Patricia Reed, who was invited but did not attend. McClain is also expected to receive opposition from Jeff Gold, a Republican. In his opening remarks, McClain commented, The oppression from the top is unbelievable. It was become painful to see how many rules and regulations are pushed down to us. McClain noted that government at the local level is very important, and we have to continue to say no. With the countys large population, McClain noted, I probably face more voters (than state representatives). He drew a reaction from the crowd when he said he and his wife had 11 children and four grandchildren. He praised earlier commissions for their fiscal responsibility, and said, Were reaping some of the benefits now. As a result, he said, he didnt have a sky is falling mentality. He said he stands on his record, a conservative record, and added, Weve taken a view that our government needs to be smaller. He said that he continues to look for ways for the private sector to take over some responsibilities. Asked about impact fees and the countys moratorium, he said that eliminating them was fine with me. McClain said he didnt know if the decision has spurred growth, and as for the loss of funds, noted the government didnt take money out of someones pocket. McClain speaks to Tea Party McClain Please see McCLAIN Page 5

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H ave you noticed the flag in the Clubhouse library? This is a very special flag that was given to us by Karen Hutchison. The framed flag and the description letter are displayed on a shelf in the library. This flag was given to Karens daughter-in-law, Becky Hutchison, and it was requested that it be donated to a community where veterans were among the residents. Since Quail Meadow has many veterans, Becky asked Karen if it could be donated to us. The letter reads: This flag recently flew over a military installation in the Middle East (actually a secret location). The Hutchison family would like to donate it to Quail Meadow with thanks and appreciation for a wonderful community. We are very grateful to Karen and her family for their generosity in giving the flag to Quail Meadow. Take a few minutes and stop by the library and look at this flag. While there, remember all of our men and women who serve in the armed services protecting our freedom. A group of the Red Hot Fillies enjoyed lunch at the Ocean Buffet last week. The food there is delicious! The next outing scheduled for April 11 will be a boat trip on the Withlacoochee River with Captain Mike. Contact Carolyn if you would like to make this trip (we are limited to 18). The Social Committee is busy making plans for events for the upcoming months. The New Pretenders will entertain us on April 16. Tickets (for a donation of $3) are available from Charlotte Payne and Theresa Yoders. Dont forget that Saturday, the 17th, the Irish Derby/Ascot races will take place at the Clubhouse at 7 p.m. Ladies, are your hats ready for the contest? messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11 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. 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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 Classic Vehicles AUTO SWAP CORRAL SHOW19th Annual Sumter Swap Meets SUMTER COUNTY Fairgrounds, BushnellFeb. 17, 18, 19th 1-800-438-8559 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! 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. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3 10 Wednesday, March 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000ARZU A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000ATGH W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e Where every service is an experience S T U D I O 2 0 0 S T U D I O 2 0 0 STUDIO 200 F U L L S E R V I C E S A L O N FULL SERVICE SALON LOCATED IN CANOPY OAK PLAZA Next Door to the new Publix on Hwy. 200 Call 237-7020 For Appt. Walk-ins Welcome Family Owned & Operated H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails 15% OFF ANY SERVICE For New Clients Only Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 3/30/12 000ATR8 000ACTO 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 35 00 Before 11:00 $ 30 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 2:30 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 3/21/12 Expries 3/21/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 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.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 Iraq. 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 thats 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 corned 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 352347-8362. Sunday, March 18 Jazz Society offers free music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month, March 18, is the date. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.Monday, March 19 Legion post to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 19 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, call Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Happenings More on Pages 4-5 A RIE S ( March 21 to April 19) This is a good time to reassess important relationships, both personal and professional, to see where problems might exist and how they can be overcome. Keep communication lines open. TA URU S ( April 20 to May 20) Its not easy to bring order to a chaotic situation, whether its in the workplace or at home. But if anyone can do it, you can. A pleasant surprise awaits you by weeks end. G E M INI ( May 21 to June 20) Be careful that you dont make an upcoming decision solely on the word of those who might have their own reasons for wanting you to act as they suggest. Check things out for yourself. CA N C ER ( June 21 to July 22) A personal relationship that seems to be going nowhere could be restarted once you know why it stalled. An honest discussion could result in some surprising revelations. L EO ( July 23 to Aug 22) That unexpected attack of self-doubt could be a way of warning yourself to go slow before making a careerchanging decision. Take more time to do a closer study of the facts. VIR G O ( Aug 23 to Sept 22) A workplace problem needs your attention, now, before it deteriorates to a point beyond repair. A trusted third party could be helpful in closing the gaps that have opened. L IBR A ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) A recent family situation could give rise to a new problem. Keep an open mind and avoid making judgments about anyones motives until all the facts are in. SC ORPIO (O ct 23 to N ov 21) Rely on your alwayssharp intuition to alert you to potential problems with someones attempt to explain away the circumstances behind a puzzling incident. SAG I TTA RIU S (N ov 22 to D ec 21) Although you still need to do some snipping off of those lingering loose ends from a past project, you can begin moving on to something else. CA PRI C ORN (D ec 22 to Jan 19) With your self-confidence levels rising, you should feel quite comfortable with agreeing to take on a possibly troublesome, but potentially well-rewarded, situation. A QU A RIU S ( Jan 20 to Feb 18) Travel is favored, both for business and for fun. The end of the week brings news about an upcoming project that could lead toward that promised career change. PI SC E S ( Feb 19 to March 20) You might feel suddenly overwhelmed by a flood of responsibilities. But if you deal with each one in its turn, youll soon be able to hold your head above water and move on. BORN T HI S WEEK: You have a wonderful way of offering comfort as well as guidance. You would do well in the healing arts. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure

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T he regular monthly meeting of the Social Activities Committee was held in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6. Though the gathering was rather small, those who attended showed considerable interest in upcoming activities. Of special interest is the St. Patricks Day Potluck Dinner scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 17, at 5 p.m. This annual event is always a community favorite. This year the SAC will provide corned beef and cabbage as well as some other very Irish dishes that will be complemented by the additional culinary delights which will be brought by those attending. Everyone who plans to come and add a dish or two is asked to remember that there be a minimum serving for eight. The food should be at the clubhouse and ready to be served before the 5 p.m. time set for the dinner. Also, there will be special entertainment this year in the form of a game that was hinted at by the SAC officers. Something similar to Name that Tune appears to be in the plans with appropriate small prizes being awarded to the winners. Bart Rich will be part of the plans for the evening and that will be more than just acceptable since our community disc jockey and entertainer is always fun. Other than St. Patricks Day, there will be other celebrations forthcoming. Naturally there will be the traditional Memorial Day barbecue and the 4th of July festivities. In addition, there are some other plans that are not yet finalized that will be announced soon for our communitys neighbors to enjoy. There promises to be lots of things to do and enjoy coming up in the next weeks and months. The semi-annual Fairfield yard sale is being planned and will be anmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, March 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Read the classifieds Fairfield Village Fairfield Villages SAC looks ahead to pleasant activities Priscilla Geissal See FAIRFIELD Page 12 000AORQ 000ASWV CARPET CARE COMPLETE CARPET CARE C ARPET & U PHOLSTERY C LEANING 352-282-1480 Free In Home Estimates Lifetime Warranty Lic & Ins Specializing in: Carpet Stretching Carpet Repair Carpet Seaming LLC 000AT12 00098Y6 IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. 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Wednesday, March 21 Former Vermont residents to gatherVermonters will be gathering at Rainbow Springs Park for a day of fun on Wednesday, March 21, beginning at 11 a.m. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served and you are asked to bring a salad, dessert, casserole, etc. to share. The state park fee is $2 and if you wish to enter for door prizes at the gathering, $1 will be charged. The park is on U.S. Highway 41, north of Dunnellon. For information, call 352-854-4527.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, Florida 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. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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Asked about the springs protection ordinance, he noted, The more I looked at it, the more I realized it was not the right thing to do for Marion County. I do see the encroachment of government. He was questioned about the proposed tech development at Interstate 75 and County Road 318 north of Ocala, and defended the property owner, saying that he was a strong proponent for property rights and that someone had made an investment in the property. He said he could support the development if it could pay for itself. Speaking about the Munroe Regional Medical Center trustees, he indicated he felt the hospital needed to either be sold or leased, and said there were seven proposals on the table. As far as a hospital tax, he said that the people elected me to represent you, so you wont be bombarded by proposals to vote on. But he said there was another side. Sometimes I get a little ticked off. Just send it to a referendum and let the people vote it down, then were done with it. We dont need more taxes in Marion County. About grants and handouts, he said, There is no free money. He pointed out that if the money is coming from the state, or federal government, or water management district, then the taxpayers gave it to them. Theyll just be giving you your money back. McClain vigorously defended the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Im afraid the citizens are in trouble. In the revolution we were an ocean away from the tyrant, and he added that it was not that way in America. A lot of people dont understand why its so important. McClain said it was important to have a congressman from Marion County for the majority of local citizens. He pointed out that a legislator out of Hernando County would more than likely be our sitting congressman. If we had a strong congressman from Marion County, the difference that it would make for you is tremendous. We have to have a voice in Washington. We have to have people who will go fight for us. The next debate is scheduled for March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Tea Party Solutions meeting at Berean Baptist Church. It will feature candidates for District 5, the seat being vacated by Charlie Stone. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, March 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AMP1 Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. 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On RX Drugs McCLAINcontinued from Page 1 Sunday, March 25 Cantata at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will have a special Easter musical cantata Come Walk With Me on Sunday, March 25, at 8 a.m. and on Palm Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Please join us for worship and fellowship. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th S., Ocala. Phone is 352854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.Collison Trio concert at Nazarene churchThe Collison Trio will give a concert at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. (Airport Road) on Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. The Collison Trio is made up of a father and his two teenage daughters who live in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and travel throughout the region presenting the gospel in song and estimony. All are invited to come and enjoy this evening of song. Concert open to the public Appearing together for the first time are Cantor Kim Komrad, a classically trained soprano, and renowned pianistco0nductor David Leighton, in two performances. The first will be the Gala Celebration of the Stone Creek Piano, Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Reunion Center ballroom in Stone Creek. This is for Stone Creek residetns and invited guests only. The next day, on Sunday, March 25, open to the public, they will perform An Afternoon of Music: The Sounds of Jewish Composers, at 2:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, 1109 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala. For information and tickets, contact herbamy@embarqmail.com, or call 352-854-9440. Organ students to perform Hosted by the Ocala Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the organ students of the University of Florida will present a varied program on Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m. on the beautiful pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. The program will include works by David German, J.S. Bach, Csar Franck, Olivier Messiaen, Johann Pachelbel, Derek Bourgeois, and John Weaver. Some of the students are organ majors while others are doubling majors or minors in music with mechanical and aerospace engineering or linguistics. Their professor, Dr. Laura Ellis, presented a concert for Ocala AGO last November. Admission to the concert is free but a free-will offering will be taken. The American Guild of Organists is an organization with a national membership of over 20,000. Visit their website at www.agohq.org. For further information, call 352-537-0207.Thursday, March 29 Spring Business Expo The West Marion Business Associations annual Spring Business Expo will be Thursday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cultural Center of On Top of the World, 8395 S.W. 80th St. The event is free and open to the public. There will be drawings for more than 50 door prizes and for a grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card. Other sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Village Crier, The Gene Martin Show, Coffee News, Comfort Keepers and the South Marion Citizen.U.S. Constitution for seniors The 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. FAMILY FEATURES A bake sale is a sweet way to support any charitable cause, whether its raising money for new uniforms or donating to a local animal shelter. These tips and recipes from the celebration experts at Wilton will make bake sale treats that stand out among the rest its a piece of cake. Baking delicious goodies is just the start to a suc cessful bake sale. Add some dazzling details. The eye-catching finishes on Bake-Sale Ready Cupcakes swirls of colorful icing topped with jumbo sprinkles and butterfly decorations, complete with vibrant wraps will ensure they sell out fast. Serve sweets-on-a-stick like Kaleidoscope Cookie Pops and School Star Cereal Treat Pops. Favorite treats are more fun and easier to eat when customers can just grab them and enjoy. Offer size options. Sell some cupcakes and mini breads by the eaches and cookies by the pop. Have dozens available, too. Wrap goodies using treat bags and ribbon, or pack in colorful, easy-to-transport boxes making them perfect gifts customers will want to keep for themselves. Visit www.wilton.com for other bake sale ideas and recipes, and for all of your baking and decorating supplies.Coconut Lime Mini BreadsBreads 1-1/2cups all-purpose flour 1teaspoon finely grated lime zest 1/2teaspoon baking powder 1/2cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1cup granulated sugar 3eggs 1-1/2teaspoons coconut extract 1/3cup unsweetened coconut milk Topping (optional) 1/2cup confectioners sugar 1to 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 3tablespoons toasted sweetened flaked coconut Preheat oven to 350F. Line cavities of Petite Loaf Pan with Petite Loaf Baking Cups. In medium bowl, combine flour, lime zest and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in coconut extract. Add flour mixture alternately with coconut milk to butter mixture; mix until well combined. Divide mixture evenly into baking cups. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool loaves in pan 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pan; cool completely. To make icing, combine confectioners sugar and lime juice in small bowl to desired consistency. Drizzle icing over tops of loaves, allowing icing to run down sides. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Makes 9 petite loaves. Zucchini & Apple Bread 2-1/2cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4cups granulated sugar 2teaspoons ground cinnamon 2teaspoons baking powder 1/2teaspoon salt 1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg 3/4cup vegetable oil 3eggs 1teaspoon vanilla extract 1medium zucchini, shredded (about 1-1/2 cups) 1medium apple, peeled, cored and shredded (about 1 cup) 3/4cup chopped pecans or walnuts Preheat oven to 325F. Spray 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In medium bowl, whisk together oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture. Stir in zucchini, apple and pecans, mixing until just combined. (Do not overmix.) Turn mixture into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes. Loosen edges of bread from pan. Remove bread from pan; cool completely. Makes about 12 servings.Kaleidoscope Cookie Pops 2-3/4cups all-purpose flour 1teaspoon baking powder 1teaspoon salt 1cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1-1/2cups granulated sugar 1egg 1-1/2teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2teaspoon almond extract Round Comfort Grip Cutter Assorted Colors Cookie Icing Assorted Jumbo Sprinkles or other favorite Sugars and Sprinkles Cookie Treat Sticks Candy Melts candy (optional) Preheat oven to 350F. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and extracts; mix well. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls. On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12-inch diameter x 1/8-inch thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 8 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies completely. Outline and fill-in cookie with Cookie Icing. Add zigzag border to some cookies. If desired, pipe alternating circles of colors onto cookie surface; immediately pull toothpick through icing from center of cookie to outer edge, pulling colors through. Or, arrange sprinkles and sugars on iced cookie surface. Let dry. Attach sticks to back of cookies with icing or melted candy. Let dry. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.Bake Sale-Ready CupcakesAssorted Primary, Gold or Silver Baking Cups Favorite cupcake recipe or mix Buttercream or Chocolate Buttercream Icing Golden Yellow or other desired Icing Color Jumbo Stars and Jumbo Nonpareil Sprinkles Butterfly or other favorite Icing Decorations Preheat oven to 350F. Line cavities of standard muffin pan with baking cups. Bake your favorite cupcakes in prepared pan. Cool completely. Color buttercream icing with icing color. Pipe tip 1M buttercream or chocolate buttercream icing swirl on cupcake top; insert icing decoration. Each cupcake serves 1.School Star Cereal Treat Pops1/4cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine 4cups mini marshmallows 6cups crisp rice cereal Cookie Treat Sticks Cookie Icing Assorted Sprinkles Spray Star Cookie Treat Pan and rubber spatula or wooden spoon with vegetable pan spray. In large saucepan, melt butter. Add marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add cereal; mix well. Press into prepared pan; insert cookie sticks. When cool to touch, remove from pan. Repeat with remaining cereal mixture. (If mixture becomes hard to work with, microwave at 50 percent power 30 to 60 seconds to soften.) Outline treat with Cookie Icing; add Sprinkles. Let dry. Makes about 2 dozen pops.Candy Bark 2packages (12 oz. ea.) White or Light Cocoa Candy Melts candy Rainbow Chip Crunch or other Sprinkles or Sugars Line 10.5 x 15.5-inch cookie pan with parchment paper. Melt Candy Melts candy following package instructions; spoon into prepared pan. Tap pan on counter to remove air bubbles; if needed, smooth top with large spatula. Sprinkle on Rainbow Chip Crunch. Chill until firm, about 15 minutes. Remove parchment from pan; break candy into smaller serving pieces.

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how to vote and make their votes count. I agree that recently the minority Democratic party in the House and Senate have stopped many of the harmful bills introduced by the Republicans but the public is unaware of their actions. There is very little publicity that is allowed outside of Tallahassee that is not beneficial to the Republican Party, and if a blurb does escape from time to time the Democrat electorate does not understand what is being done to them. The Democratic Party in Florida does not understand that this is their state also and if you want something you must fight for it. The Democratic Party does not know how to organize a grass roots campaign to represent the people and are afraid to fight where they might possibly lose an election. By not fighting, you have already lost! Jerry Segovis Ocala messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, March 14, 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 Boys of summer, though its still winter No open government on the part of the feds N ow that Undersheriff Dan Kuhn has been cleared to run for sheriff without quitting his job by the Office of Special Counsel, there remains one big question which has gone unanswered. Who complained? Someone had to alert the federal government about the possibility of a conflict with the Hatch Act, although that conflict was so remote that it was ultimately dismissed by the Counsel. Forgetting the discussion of whether the Hatch Act is effective in the current political scene, we have to wonder who tried to blow the whistle on Kuhn. Unfortunately, were probably going to get little help from the feds, who say that these complaints are privileged and the person who filed them cant be identified. Why? This is another example of those who work in the federal government failing to realize that they work for us, for we the people. We deserve to know whether this was a political dirty trick by a candidate, or whether it was some overzealous citizen who is against Kuhns candidacy. His opponents, if they didnt file the complaint, have to come out and say so vehemently. That might help clear the air. But it wont change the fact that the federal government, for a while, looked as if it would interfere in a local election, and wont tell us why. Hopefully, someone who has the ability to do so will file with the courts to get a release of the complaint. Until then, were in the dark, which is where our federal government likes to keep us. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Y our L etters By Jim Flynn S ocial Security is no longer the threatening third rail of American politics. Until the reforms of the Greenspan Commission in 1983, politicians did not dare fiddle with Social Security for fear of being electrocuted by voters at the next election. Based on the Commissions recommendations, Congress raised the retirement age and extended the solvency of Social Security for 75 years to 2058. Unfortunately theyve been very short years. More reform is on the horizon, and Social Security has few champions. In 2010, during a rare moment of harmony, Democrats and Republicans agreed to extend the politically popular payroll tax cuts put in place by generous George Bush, who financed two wars and wild Congressional spending with checks from China. More recently, President Obama insisted on an extension of the extension. Some key Democrats balked at extending a reduction which is adding $89 billion to this years deficit. After lengthy dissension between and among Republicans and Democrats, the President was granted a vote-buying extension of the FICA tax holiday to the end of 2012, which occurs right after the November election. Whats next? Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, a Democrat and one of the honorable members of Congress, was opposed to the tax holiday extension for the right reason. He said Make no mistake; this is the beginning of the end of the sanctity of Social Security. The very real risk is that Social Security will become just another program to be paid for with deficit spending, and then in the future, perhaps raided to reduce the deficit. Republicans may not be known as Social Security cheerleaders, but they knew when the third rail needed repairs. It was President Reagan who appointed the Greenspan Social Security Reform Commission. Unfortunately the Commissions reforms were seriously negated by the irresponsible spending of George Bush and his no-veto Congress. As for Democrats, their lengthy reputation as supporters of Social Security is fading. Mr. Obama and key members of his administration believe too much federal support goes to senior citizens, and too little to social programs they favor, such as Obamacare and food stamps. Mr. Obamas 2010 Commission on Fiscal Responsibility (debt and deficit), cochaired by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, included more than a few members who were in favor of privatizing Social Security. It was of no consequence, because the President ignored the Commissions work and report. It was also little noticed that during last years debt and deficit wrestling match between Congress and the White House, President Obama suggested a plan for major changes and spending reductions 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. Jim Clark Editor F ishing is not my favorite activity actually, Ive only been fishing once in my life, as a boy, caught some little fish up at Greenwood Lake, New York, watched him squirm, told my father to put him back in the water so he wouldnt suffer, and never touched a rod and reel again. But I once had a fisherman describe the feeling the first time he went out in season, in the early morning on a peaceful lake, with nothing to concentrate on, except what he was doing. He said it was pure relaxation. I had that feeling last week. It came on Monday evening when the New York Mets Dillon Gee threw the first pitch of the spring training season. Baseball is back. All is right with the world. I leaned back in my recliner, a glass of iced tea (decaf) on the table by my side, and it felt so right. As you may gather, Im a baseball nut. Unlike a lot of baseball fans, I am just as comfortable watching a Little League game (I used to coach) as a Major League game. Ive been to Williamsport, to Little Leagues World Series, and Ive been to numerous Major League games. Thats all great, but I am a diehard Mets fan. They started playing 50 years ago, in the 1962 season, and last year they looked as if they hadnt learned much in those 50 years. They were, however, missing their ace pitcher last season, Johan Santana, who threw two scoreless innings in the second game of the spring last week, leading to wild speculation about the chances this year. Mets fans are used to the saying, Wait til next year! I dont care. I just enjoy sitting back, rooting for my team, from the comfort of my living room. My wife missed this spring opener because she is out of town. It has taken more than 48 years together, but Im finally getting her converted a little. She can recognize Jose Reyes (now a Marlin) and David Wright. She knows the names of some of the others, including Santana. I even coerced her, one year, to name our new cat Mookie, after Mookie Wilson, who was a star fielder and later a first base coach for the Mets. My favorite baseball movie is Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones. There are a couple of lines in that movie that always stick with me. One is uttered by Costner, as he looks over the field he has built, and says, Its perfect. The other is the dialogue by Jones, trying to talk Costner out of selling his farm. He describes the sport this way: The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again. That, in a nutshell, is why I like baseball. Thats why every year, about this time, I get that relaxed, contented feeling. All of you can have your NBA playoffs and Stanley Cup playoffs. March Madness ends about the time the regular baseball season starts. Ill take the baseball season over all of those other sports. So if you need to contact me after April 1, consult the baseball schedule first and see what time the Mets are playing. If you call during those hours, youll probably have to leave a message. But dont worry. Ill get back to you probably sometime in October.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. The power of the third rail has fizzled to Social Security and Medicare in exchange for new tax revenues. That a Democrat president would suggest such changes to congressional Democrats is a sign of things to come, as suggested by Senator Harkin. Seniors and aging boomers would be well advised to take a cue from the Tea Partys emphasis on Congress in the 2008 election. It matters more who serves in the House and Senate than who may sit in the Oval Office for the next four years. Please see FLYNN Page 7 FLYNNcontinued from Page 6 Floridas DemocratsI read an article in the Tampa Bay Times dated March 8 where the Democrats in the Florida House and Senate feel that they are invisible and irrelevant. While this is true they must realize that the general electorate does not read or understand politics especially Florida politics where the minority rules. While the Democrats hold the majority number of voters in their party, the Republican and Independents understand Please see LETTER Page 7 LETTERcontinued from Page 6 Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com 000AR7J 000ANVV Sponsored by: S P R I N G SPRING B U S I N E S S BUSINESS E X P O EXPO BlueCross BlueShield of Florida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Thurs., March 29 9 a.m.-1 p.m. On Top of the World Cultural Center 8395 SW 80th Street, Ocala Open to the Public Over 50 Door Prizes Grand Prize Drawing $500 Visa Gift Card Visitors must visit 20 booths to qualify for drawing. Shop with WMBA members: westmba.com FREE 000ATQU (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants Wealth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $165 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute conference for new clients. 000ATFR

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how to vote and make their votes count. I agree that recently the minority Democratic party in the House and Senate have stopped many of the harmful bills introduced by the Republicans but the public is unaware of their actions. There is very little publicity that is allowed outside of Tallahassee that is not beneficial to the Republican Party, and if a blurb does escape from time to time the Democrat electorate does not understand what is being done to them. The Democratic Party in Florida does not understand that this is their state also and if you want something you must fight for it. The Democratic Party does not know how to organize a grass roots campaign to represent the people and are afraid to fight where they might possibly lose an election. By not fighting, you have already lost! Jerry Segovis Ocala messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 14, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, March 14, 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 Boys of summer, though its still winter No open government on the part of the feds N ow that Undersheriff Dan Kuhn has been cleared to run for sheriff without quitting his job by the Office of Special Counsel, there remains one big question which has gone unanswered. Who complained? Someone had to alert the federal government about the possibility of a conflict with the Hatch Act, although that conflict was so remote that it was ultimately dismissed by the Counsel. Forgetting the discussion of whether the Hatch Act is effective in the current political scene, we have to wonder who tried to blow the whistle on Kuhn. Unfortunately, were probably going to get little help from the feds, who say that these complaints are privileged and the person who filed them cant be identified. Why? This is another example of those who work in the federal government failing to realize that they work for us, for we the people. We deserve to know whether this was a political dirty trick by a candidate, or whether it was some overzealous citizen who is against Kuhns candidacy. His opponents, if they didnt file the complaint, have to come out and say so vehemently. That might help clear the air. But it wont change the fact that the federal government, for a while, looked as if it would interfere in a local election, and wont tell us why. Hopefully, someone who has the ability to do so will file with the courts to get a release of the complaint. Until then, were in the dark, which is where our federal government likes to keep us. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Y our L etters By Jim Flynn S ocial Security is no longer the threatening third rail of American politics. Until the reforms of the Greenspan Commission in 1983, politicians did not dare fiddle with Social Security for fear of being electrocuted by voters at the next election. Based on the Commissions recommendations, Congress raised the retirement age and extended the solvency of Social Security for 75 years to 2058. Unfortunately theyve been very short years. More reform is on the horizon, and Social Security has few champions. In 2010, during a rare moment of harmony, Democrats and Republicans agreed to extend the politically popular payroll tax cuts put in place by generous George Bush, who financed two wars and wild Congressional spending with checks from China. More recently, President Obama insisted on an extension of the extension. Some key Democrats balked at extending a reduction which is adding $89 billion to this years deficit. After lengthy dissension between and among Republicans and Democrats, the President was granted a vote-buying extension of the FICA tax holiday to the end of 2012, which occurs right after the November election. Whats next? Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, a Democrat and one of the honorable members of Congress, was opposed to the tax holiday extension for the right reason. He said Make no mistake; this is the beginning of the end of the sanctity of Social Security. The very real risk is that Social Security will become just another program to be paid for with deficit spending, and then in the future, perhaps raided to reduce the deficit. Republicans may not be known as Social Security cheerleaders, but they knew when the third rail needed repairs. It was President Reagan who appointed the Greenspan Social Security Reform Commission. Unfortunately the Commissions reforms were seriously negated by the irresponsible spending of George Bush and his no-veto Congress. As for Democrats, their lengthy reputation as supporters of Social Security is fading. Mr. Obama and key members of his administration believe too much federal support goes to senior citizens, and too little to social programs they favor, such as Obamacare and food stamps. Mr. Obamas 2010 Commission on Fiscal Responsibility (debt and deficit), cochaired by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, included more than a few members who were in favor of privatizing Social Security. It was of no consequence, because the President ignored the Commissions work and report. It was also little noticed that during last years debt and deficit wrestling match between Congress and the White House, President Obama suggested a plan for major changes and spending reductions 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. Jim Clark Editor F ishing is not my favorite activity actually, Ive only been fishing once in my life, as a boy, caught some little fish up at Greenwood Lake, New York, watched him squirm, told my father to put him back in the water so he wouldnt suffer, and never touched a rod and reel again. But I once had a fisherman describe the feeling the first time he went out in season, in the early morning on a peaceful lake, with nothing to concentrate on, except what he was doing. He said it was pure relaxation. I had that feeling last week. It came on Monday evening when the New York Mets Dillon Gee threw the first pitch of the spring training season. Baseball is back. All is right with the world. I leaned back in my recliner, a glass of iced tea (decaf) on the table by my side, and it felt so right. As you may gather, Im a baseball nut. Unlike a lot of baseball fans, I am just as comfortable watching a Little League game (I used to coach) as a Major League game. Ive been to Williamsport, to Little Leagues World Series, and Ive been to numerous Major League games. Thats all great, but I am a diehard Mets fan. They started playing 50 years ago, in the 1962 season, and last year they looked as if they hadnt learned much in those 50 years. They were, however, missing their ace pitcher last season, Johan Santana, who threw two scoreless innings in the second game of the spring last week, leading to wild speculation about the chances this year. Mets fans are used to the saying, Wait til next year! I dont care. I just enjoy sitting back, rooting for my team, from the comfort of my living room. My wife missed this spring opener because she is out of town. It has taken more than 48 years together, but Im finally getting her converted a little. She can recognize Jose Reyes (now a Marlin) and David Wright. She knows the names of some of the others, including Santana. I even coerced her, one year, to name our new cat Mookie, after Mookie Wilson, who was a star fielder and later a first base coach for the Mets. My favorite baseball movie is Field of Dreams with Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones. There are a couple of lines in that movie that always stick with me. One is uttered by Costner, as he looks over the field he has built, and says, Its perfect. The other is the dialogue by Jones, trying to talk Costner out of selling his farm. He describes the sport this way: The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again. That, in a nutshell, is why I like baseball. Thats why every year, about this time, I get that relaxed, contented feeling. All of you can have your NBA playoffs and Stanley Cup playoffs. March Madness ends about the time the regular baseball season starts. Ill take the baseball season over all of those other sports. So if you need to contact me after April 1, consult the baseball schedule first and see what time the Mets are playing. If you call during those hours, youll probably have to leave a message. But dont worry. Ill get back to you probably sometime in October.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. The power of the third rail has fizzled to Social Security and Medicare in exchange for new tax revenues. That a Democrat president would suggest such changes to congressional Democrats is a sign of things to come, as suggested by Senator Harkin. Seniors and aging boomers would be well advised to take a cue from the Tea Partys emphasis on Congress in the 2008 election. It matters more who serves in the House and Senate than who may sit in the Oval Office for the next four years. Please see FLYNN Page 7 FLYNNcontinued from Page 6 Floridas DemocratsI read an article in the Tampa Bay Times dated March 8 where the Democrats in the Florida House and Senate feel that they are invisible and irrelevant. While this is true they must realize that the general electorate does not read or understand politics especially Florida politics where the minority rules. While the Democrats hold the majority number of voters in their party, the Republican and Independents understand Please see LETTER Page 7 LETTERcontinued from Page 6 Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com 000AR7J 000ANVV Sponsored by: S P R I N G SPRING B U S I N E S S BUSINESS E X P O EXPO BlueCross BlueShield of Florida An Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Thurs., March 29 9 a.m.-1 p.m. On Top of the World Cultural Center 8395 SW 80th Street, Ocala Open to the Public Over 50 Door Prizes Grand Prize Drawing $500 Visa Gift Card Visitors must visit 20 booths to qualify for drawing. Shop with WMBA members: westmba.com FREE 000ATQU (352) 369-9933 7380 SW 60th Ave., Suite 1, Ocala, FL 34476 Certified Public Accountants Wealth Management & Financial Planning Tax return preparation starting at $165 for Basic 1040 Form All state returns Free E-File Complimentary 30-minute conference for new clients. 000ATFR

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Asked about the springs protection ordinance, he noted, The more I looked at it, the more I realized it was not the right thing to do for Marion County. I do see the encroachment of government. He was questioned about the proposed tech development at Interstate 75 and County Road 318 north of Ocala, and defended the property owner, saying that he was a strong proponent for property rights and that someone had made an investment in the property. He said he could support the development if it could pay for itself. Speaking about the Munroe Regional Medical Center trustees, he indicated he felt the hospital needed to either be sold or leased, and said there were seven proposals on the table. As far as a hospital tax, he said that the people elected me to represent you, so you wont be bombarded by proposals to vote on. But he said there was another side. Sometimes I get a little ticked off. Just send it to a referendum and let the people vote it down, then were done with it. We dont need more taxes in Marion County. About grants and handouts, he said, There is no free money. He pointed out that if the money is coming from the state, or federal government, or water management district, then the taxpayers gave it to them. Theyll just be giving you your money back. McClain vigorously defended the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Im afraid the citizens are in trouble. In the revolution we were an ocean away from the tyrant, and he added that it was not that way in America. A lot of people dont understand why its so important. McClain said it was important to have a congressman from Marion County for the majority of local citizens. He pointed out that a legislator out of Hernando County would more than likely be our sitting congressman. If we had a strong congressman from Marion County, the difference that it would make for you is tremendous. We have to have a voice in Washington. We have to have people who will go fight for us. The next debate is scheduled for March 19 at 7 p.m. at the Tea Party Solutions meeting at Berean Baptist Church. It will feature candidates for District 5, the seat being vacated by Charlie Stone. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, March 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AMP1 Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. 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On RX Drugs McCLAINcontinued from Page 1 Sunday, March 25 Cantata at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will have a special Easter musical cantata Come Walk With Me on Sunday, March 25, at 8 a.m. and on Palm Sunday, April 1 at 11 a.m. Please join us for worship and fellowship. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th S., Ocala. Phone is 352854-9550. Pastor is the Rev. Alan Jefferson.Collison Trio concert at Nazarene churchThe Collison Trio will give a concert at Ocala West Church of the Nazarene at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. (Airport Road) on Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. The Collison Trio is made up of a father and his two teenage daughters who live in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and travel throughout the region presenting the gospel in song and estimony. All are invited to come and enjoy this evening of song. Concert open to the public Appearing together for the first time are Cantor Kim Komrad, a classically trained soprano, and renowned pianistco0nductor David Leighton, in two performances. The first will be the Gala Celebration of the Stone Creek Piano, Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in the Reunion Center ballroom in Stone Creek. This is for Stone Creek residetns and invited guests only. The next day, on Sunday, March 25, open to the public, they will perform An Afternoon of Music: The Sounds of Jewish Composers, at 2:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, 1109 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala. For information and tickets, contact herbamy@embarqmail.com, or call 352-854-9440. Organ students to perform Hosted by the Ocala Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), the organ students of the University of Florida will present a varied program on Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m. on the beautiful pipe organ at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala. The program will include works by David German, J.S. Bach, Csar Franck, Olivier Messiaen, Johann Pachelbel, Derek Bourgeois, and John Weaver. Some of the students are organ majors while others are doubling majors or minors in music with mechanical and aerospace engineering or linguistics. Their professor, Dr. Laura Ellis, presented a concert for Ocala AGO last November. Admission to the concert is free but a free-will offering will be taken. The American Guild of Organists is an organization with a national membership of over 20,000. Visit their website at www.agohq.org. For further information, call 352-537-0207.Thursday, March 29 Spring Business Expo The West Marion Business Associations annual Spring Business Expo will be Thursday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cultural Center of On Top of the World, 8395 S.W. 80th St. The event is free and open to the public. There will be drawings for more than 50 door prizes and for a grand prize of a $500 Visa gift card. Other sponsors include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Village Crier, The Gene Martin Show, Coffee News, Comfort Keepers and the South Marion Citizen.U.S. Constitution for seniors The 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. FAMILY FEATURES A bake sale is a sweet way to support any charitable cause, whether its raising money for new uniforms or donating to a local animal shelter. These tips and recipes from the celebration experts at Wilton will make bake sale treats that stand out among the rest its a piece of cake. Baking delicious goodies is just the start to a suc cessful bake sale. Add some dazzling details. The eye-catching finishes on Bake-Sale Ready Cupcakes swirls of colorful icing topped with jumbo sprinkles and butterfly decorations, complete with vibrant wraps will ensure they sell out fast. Serve sweets-on-a-stick like Kaleidoscope Cookie Pops and School Star Cereal Treat Pops. Favorite treats are more fun and easier to eat when customers can just grab them and enjoy. Offer size options. Sell some cupcakes and mini breads by the eaches and cookies by the pop. Have dozens available, too. Wrap goodies using treat bags and ribbon, or pack in colorful, easy-to-transport boxes making them perfect gifts customers will want to keep for themselves. Visit www.wilton.com for other bake sale ideas and recipes, and for all of your baking and decorating supplies.Coconut Lime Mini BreadsBreads 1-1/2cups all-purpose flour 1teaspoon finely grated lime zest 1/2teaspoon baking powder 1/2cup (1 stick) butter, softened 1cup granulated sugar 3eggs 1-1/2teaspoons coconut extract 1/3cup unsweetened coconut milk Topping (optional) 1/2cup confectioners sugar 1to 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 3tablespoons toasted sweetened flaked coconut Preheat oven to 350F. Line cavities of Petite Loaf Pan with Petite Loaf Baking Cups. In medium bowl, combine flour, lime zest and baking powder. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in coconut extract. Add flour mixture alternately with coconut milk to butter mixture; mix until well combined. Divide mixture evenly into baking cups. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool loaves in pan 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pan; cool completely. To make icing, combine confectioners sugar and lime juice in small bowl to desired consistency. Drizzle icing over tops of loaves, allowing icing to run down sides. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Makes 9 petite loaves. Zucchini & Apple Bread 2-1/2cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4cups granulated sugar 2teaspoons ground cinnamon 2teaspoons baking powder 1/2teaspoon salt 1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg 3/4cup vegetable oil 3eggs 1teaspoon vanilla extract 1medium zucchini, shredded (about 1-1/2 cups) 1medium apple, peeled, cored and shredded (about 1 cup) 3/4cup chopped pecans or walnuts Preheat oven to 325F. Spray 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In medium bowl, whisk together oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture. Stir in zucchini, apple and pecans, mixing until just combined. (Do not overmix.) Turn mixture into prepared pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan 10 minutes. Loosen edges of bread from pan. Remove bread from pan; cool completely. Makes about 12 servings.Kaleidoscope Cookie Pops 2-3/4cups all-purpose flour 1teaspoon baking powder 1teaspoon salt 1cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1-1/2cups granulated sugar 1egg 1-1/2teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2teaspoon almond extract Round Comfort Grip Cutter Assorted Colors Cookie Icing Assorted Jumbo Sprinkles or other favorite Sugars and Sprinkles Cookie Treat Sticks Candy Melts candy (optional) Preheat oven to 350F. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg and extracts; mix well. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls. On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12-inch diameter x 1/8-inch thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 8 to 11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies completely. Outline and fill-in cookie with Cookie Icing. Add zigzag border to some cookies. If desired, pipe alternating circles of colors onto cookie surface; immediately pull toothpick through icing from center of cookie to outer edge, pulling colors through. Or, arrange sprinkles and sugars on iced cookie surface. Let dry. Attach sticks to back of cookies with icing or melted candy. Let dry. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.Bake Sale-Ready CupcakesAssorted Primary, Gold or Silver Baking Cups Favorite cupcake recipe or mix Buttercream or Chocolate Buttercream Icing Golden Yellow or other desired Icing Color Jumbo Stars and Jumbo Nonpareil Sprinkles Butterfly or other favorite Icing Decorations Preheat oven to 350F. Line cavities of standard muffin pan with baking cups. Bake your favorite cupcakes in prepared pan. Cool completely. Color buttercream icing with icing color. Pipe tip 1M buttercream or chocolate buttercream icing swirl on cupcake top; insert icing decoration. Each cupcake serves 1.School Star Cereal Treat Pops1/4cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine 4cups mini marshmallows 6cups crisp rice cereal Cookie Treat Sticks Cookie Icing Assorted Sprinkles Spray Star Cookie Treat Pan and rubber spatula or wooden spoon with vegetable pan spray. In large saucepan, melt butter. Add marshmallows; cook and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add cereal; mix well. Press into prepared pan; insert cookie sticks. When cool to touch, remove from pan. Repeat with remaining cereal mixture. (If mixture becomes hard to work with, microwave at 50 percent power 30 to 60 seconds to soften.) Outline treat with Cookie Icing; add Sprinkles. Let dry. Makes about 2 dozen pops.Candy Bark 2packages (12 oz. ea.) White or Light Cocoa Candy Melts candy Rainbow Chip Crunch or other Sprinkles or Sugars Line 10.5 x 15.5-inch cookie pan with parchment paper. Melt Candy Melts candy following package instructions; spoon into prepared pan. Tap pan on counter to remove air bubbles; if needed, smooth top with large spatula. Sprinkle on Rainbow Chip Crunch. Chill until firm, about 15 minutes. Remove parchment from pan; break candy into smaller serving pieces.

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T he regular monthly meeting of the Social Activities Committee was held in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6. Though the gathering was rather small, those who attended showed considerable interest in upcoming activities. Of special interest is the St. Patricks Day Potluck Dinner scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 17, at 5 p.m. This annual event is always a community favorite. This year the SAC will provide corned beef and cabbage as well as some other very Irish dishes that will be complemented by the additional culinary delights which will be brought by those attending. Everyone who plans to come and add a dish or two is asked to remember that there be a minimum serving for eight. The food should be at the clubhouse and ready to be served before the 5 p.m. time set for the dinner. Also, there will be special entertainment this year in the form of a game that was hinted at by the SAC officers. Something similar to Name that Tune appears to be in the plans with appropriate small prizes being awarded to the winners. Bart Rich will be part of the plans for the evening and that will be more than just acceptable since our community disc jockey and entertainer is always fun. Other than St. Patricks Day, there will be other celebrations forthcoming. Naturally there will be the traditional Memorial Day barbecue and the 4th of July festivities. In addition, there are some other plans that are not yet finalized that will be announced soon for our communitys neighbors to enjoy. There promises to be lots of things to do and enjoy coming up in the next weeks and months. The semi-annual Fairfield yard sale is being planned and will be anmessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, March 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. 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Wednesday, March 21 Former Vermont residents to gatherVermonters will be gathering at Rainbow Springs Park for a day of fun on Wednesday, March 21, beginning at 11 a.m. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be served and you are asked to bring a salad, dessert, casserole, etc. to share. The state park fee is $2 and if you wish to enter for door prizes at the gathering, $1 will be charged. The park is on U.S. Highway 41, north of Dunnellon. For information, call 352-854-4527.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, Florida 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. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3 10 Wednesday, March 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger J a s m i n e P l a z a 3 5 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6 1 6 0 S W S R 2 0 0 U n i t 1 0 4 O c a l a F l o r i d a 3 4 4 7 6 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 S T O R E H O U R S : T U E S F R I 1 0 5 S A T 1 0 2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 Readers Choice Winner Jewelry Store 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Affordable New & Estate Jewelry 000ARZU A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s A l l r e p a i r s d o n e o n p r e m i s e s All repairs done on premises. B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 000ATGH W h e r e e v e r y s e r v i c e i s a n e x p e r i e n c e Where every service is an experience S T U D I O 2 0 0 S T U D I O 2 0 0 STUDIO 200 F U L L S E R V I C E S A L O N FULL SERVICE SALON LOCATED IN CANOPY OAK PLAZA Next Door to the new Publix on Hwy. 200 Call 237-7020 For Appt. Walk-ins Welcome Family Owned & Operated H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails H a i r & N a i l s Hair & Nails 15% OFF ANY SERVICE For New Clients Only Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 3/30/12 000ATR8 000ACTO 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 35 00 Before 11:00 $ 30 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 2:30 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 3/21/12 Expries 3/21/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 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.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 Iraq. 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 thats 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 corned 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 352347-8362. Sunday, March 18 Jazz Society offers free music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month, March 18, is the date. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.Monday, March 19 Legion post to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 19 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, call Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Happenings More on Pages 4-5 A RIE S ( March 21 to April 19) This is a good time to reassess important relationships, both personal and professional, to see where problems might exist and how they can be overcome. Keep communication lines open. TA URU S ( April 20 to May 20) Its not easy to bring order to a chaotic situation, whether its in the workplace or at home. But if anyone can do it, you can. A pleasant surprise awaits you by weeks end. G E M INI ( May 21 to June 20) Be careful that you dont make an upcoming decision solely on the word of those who might have their own reasons for wanting you to act as they suggest. Check things out for yourself. CA N C ER ( June 21 to July 22) A personal relationship that seems to be going nowhere could be restarted once you know why it stalled. An honest discussion could result in some surprising revelations. L EO ( July 23 to Aug 22) That unexpected attack of self-doubt could be a way of warning yourself to go slow before making a careerchanging decision. Take more time to do a closer study of the facts. VIR G O ( Aug 23 to Sept 22) A workplace problem needs your attention, now, before it deteriorates to a point beyond repair. A trusted third party could be helpful in closing the gaps that have opened. L IBR A ( Sept 23 to O ct 22) A recent family situation could give rise to a new problem. Keep an open mind and avoid making judgments about anyones motives until all the facts are in. SC ORPIO (O ct 23 to N ov 21) Rely on your alwayssharp intuition to alert you to potential problems with someones attempt to explain away the circumstances behind a puzzling incident. SAG I TTA RIU S (N ov 22 to D ec 21) Although you still need to do some snipping off of those lingering loose ends from a past project, you can begin moving on to something else. CA PRI C ORN (D ec 22 to Jan 19) With your self-confidence levels rising, you should feel quite comfortable with agreeing to take on a possibly troublesome, but potentially well-rewarded, situation. A QU A RIU S ( Jan 20 to Feb 18) Travel is favored, both for business and for fun. The end of the week brings news about an upcoming project that could lead toward that promised career change. PI SC E S ( Feb 19 to March 20) You might feel suddenly overwhelmed by a flood of responsibilities. But if you deal with each one in its turn, youll soon be able to hold your head above water and move on. BORN T HI S WEEK: You have a wonderful way of offering comfort as well as guidance. You would do well in the healing arts. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure

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H ave you noticed the flag in the Clubhouse library? This is a very special flag that was given to us by Karen Hutchison. The framed flag and the description letter are displayed on a shelf in the library. This flag was given to Karens daughter-in-law, Becky Hutchison, and it was requested that it be donated to a community where veterans were among the residents. Since Quail Meadow has many veterans, Becky asked Karen if it could be donated to us. The letter reads: This flag recently flew over a military installation in the Middle East (actually a secret location). The Hutchison family would like to donate it to Quail Meadow with thanks and appreciation for a wonderful community. We are very grateful to Karen and her family for their generosity in giving the flag to Quail Meadow. Take a few minutes and stop by the library and look at this flag. While there, remember all of our men and women who serve in the armed services protecting our freedom. A group of the Red Hot Fillies enjoyed lunch at the Ocean Buffet last week. The food there is delicious! The next outing scheduled for April 11 will be a boat trip on the Withlacoochee River with Captain Mike. Contact Carolyn if you would like to make this trip (we are limited to 18). The Social Committee is busy making plans for events for the upcoming months. The New Pretenders will entertain us on April 16. Tickets (for a donation of $3) are available from Charlotte Payne and Theresa Yoders. Dont forget that Saturday, the 17th, the Irish Derby/Ascot races will take place at the Clubhouse at 7 p.m. Ladies, are your hats ready for the contest? messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, March 14, 2012 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! 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nounced very soon. Spring and fall are the two times that our community has this fun event which offers lots of real bargains for shoppers. The planning committee is working on some additional new possibilities that will be even more enticing to our community and to others who might want to come and join us on that Saturday. The Ladies Lunch Bunch has scheduled its next gathering to be at Sammys restaurant in Jasmine Plaza at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 26. The Sunshine Red Hats meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. this Friday, March 16. Those playing Rummikub meet at the Fairfield clubhouse at 1 p.m. each Tuesday. Bunco is set for each Wednesday at 1 p.m.; while Mah Jongg is being enjoyed on Sunday and Thursday also at 1 p.m. Anyone interested is invited to attend. The same 1 afternoon time has turned out to be a popular one for these recreational activities. Card playing is set for each Tuesday and Saturday evening at 6 p.m., while dominoes is on the calendar for Fridays at 6 p.m. as well. Billiards breaks the time pattern somewhat as it is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoons. It seems that there are many activities that can be enjoyed by attendance at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse at the regularly scheduled times, As the weather warms up, word is that the water aerobics group will soon be reorganizing probably upon the return of Toni Belcher who is away visiting her mother who has been quite ill in Oklahoma. New neighbors are invited to check the calendars in the Clubhouse for other upcoming activities being scheduled even ahead into 2013. Lots of fun times can be had by joining in the fun in Fairfield Villagea lively place filled with lovely people. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 50 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012 Fairfield Page 9 Quail Meadow Page 2 12 Wednesday, March 14, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 9 At left, although attendance at the SAC meeting was relatively "small"....the plans for future activities are BIG! Hopefully, more neighbors will choose to attend and plan activities. Above, some of the St. Patricks decorations were up early. 000AT89 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 RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000A93F 0 0 0 A R G S 6-V T605 only $ 499 8-V T875 only $ 599 12-V T1275 only $ 639 6-V P2000 only $ 469 only $ 4,295 was $4,795 000ARYB8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop before you buy and visit us! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Same Day Service Guaranteed Free Pick-up within 10 miles Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standard only $ 4,995 was $5,995 Quality Used Carts as low as only $1,995 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts M ARCH M ADNESS Car show County official George Albright put on his annual car show Saturday at the county complex. Above, Connor Henderson, 4, whose mother works at the tax collectors office, enjoys a ride down the slide. At left, Albrights 1931 Miller Ford race car is shown. More photos available on our website at www.westmarionmessenger.com (no hyphens in address).PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has notified city officials that it has found no deficiencies during its annual inspection of the Ocala International Airport. City officials were notified of the positive inspection results through a letter from Jim Price, certification safety inspector, FAA Southern Region, Airports Division. This inspection, which is conducted annually, is designed to ensure that the airport is meeting stringent FAA standards. It covers all aspects of airport operations, including self-inspection programs, pavement management for runways and taxiways, airfield markings and lighting, training and inspection records, fuel inspection records, wildlife mitigation, airport certification manuals and emergency preparedness. As part of the inspection, Ocala Fire Rescue personnel had to demonstrate that they meet FAA standards related to airport familiarization, airport communications, aircraft familiarization, aircraft emergency evacuation and firefighting operations. We commend you for the procedures you are using in the day-to-day operation of the airport. The appearance of the airport indicates they are effective, Price wrote in the letter. The inspection was conducted Feb. 1. Airport passes inspection Beverages, fencing services, junk/litter removal, medical supplies and tire sales/disposal. At first glance, this seems like a disparate mix of services to group together. What they have in common, however, is that theyre each one of the 116 commodity/service areas for which Marion County Procurement Services (and other county departments) solicit quotes and proposals. At a recent Board of County Commissioners meeting, Procurement Services launched a monthlong campaign geared toward increasing awareness of the countys need for these types of wideranging services and for encouraging our local businesses to participate in the bidding and quote processes that are part of obtaining those services. The ultimate goal keep tax dollars circulating locally when possible. Our communitys economic success depends on local businesses, said Commission Chairman Charlie Stone. Through this campaign, we will raise awareness of additional revenue possibilities for Marion County businesses. An area that Procurement Services staff is particularly focused on through its campaign is increasing the number of businesses registered in its local business directory. The directory is one of the biggest perks the county offers to local businesses according to Procurement Services Director Susan Olsen. By signing up with the local business directory, vendors are automatically notified about quotes and bids specific to the commodity or service the vendor has chosen on the application, Olsen said. This is a free service the county offers to local vendors only. Businesses can complete and submit the local business directory application online at www.marioncountyfl.org/procurement.htm. Procurement Services will host a vendor open house at its office (2511 S.E. Third St., Ocala) as part of its campaign on Tuesday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; at the event businesses can learn more about how to work with Marion County. Staff members are also scheduling presentations with local business groups to discuss the basics of working with the county. To pre-register for the vendor open house (walk-ins are also welcome) or see about scheduling a presentation for your business group, contact Procurement Services at 352-671-8444 or purchasing@marioncountyfl.org. County wants to add opportunities to work with local businesses Relax Amberly L. Snapp gives a massage to an unidentified visitor at the Health and Wellness Expo at the Paddock Mall last Saturday.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK By Jim Clark E DITOR It was supposed to be a District 3 County Commission candidate debate, but since one of the hopefuls didnt attend, Stan McClain had to answer all the questions himself. The Tea Party Solutions meeting Monday night featured McClain, the Republican incumbent who is being opposed by Democrat Patricia Reed, who was invited but did not attend. McClain is also expected to receive opposition from Jeff Gold, a Republican. In his opening remarks, McClain commented, The oppression from the top is unbelievable. It was become painful to see how many rules and regulations are pushed down to us. McClain noted that government at the local level is very important, and we have to continue to say no. With the countys large population, McClain noted, I probably face more voters (than state representatives). He drew a reaction from the crowd when he said he and his wife had 11 children and four grandchildren. He praised earlier commissions for their fiscal responsibility, and said, Were reaping some of the benefits now. As a result, he said, he didnt have a sky is falling mentality. He said he stands on his record, a conservative record, and added, Weve taken a view that our government needs to be smaller. He said that he continues to look for ways for the private sector to take over some responsibilities. Asked about impact fees and the countys moratorium, he said that eliminating them was fine with me. McClain said he didnt know if the decision has spurred growth, and as for the loss of funds, noted the government didnt take money out of someones pocket. McClain speaks to Tea Party McClain Please see McCLAIN Page 5