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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Ocala Palms........3 Stone Creek........5 Fairfield Village10 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0U7 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 4/27/12 Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000ATG1 Gem Galleria Jewelers for life s special moments Yes we do... www.gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith WALMART Hwy. 200 Ocala 352-291-1467 Crystal River Mall 352-795-1484 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE BC/BS Best of the Best four years in a row FREE PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. EXP 5/1/12 One More Week! BATTERIES 000AZ63 HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm REPAIRS IN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODEL HEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING TEST CLEANING BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID EXPIRES 5/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 All-Day Weekend Features F r i d a y F i s h F r y 1 1 a m t o C l o s e 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. S a t u r d a y C h i c k e n n R i c e 1 1 a m t o C l o s e 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. S u n d a y H o m e s t y l e C h i c k e n 1 1 a m t o C l o s e 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. 000B0TP 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 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. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKWest Marion Business ExpoThe West Marion Business Association held its spring business expo at Circle Square Cultural Center last Thursday. Above, left, Susan Napolitano and Jane Houldsworth describe the services of Visiting Angels to Kathy Abrams of Quail Meadow. Above, right, Jim Martin of The Ranch Spa talks with Mary Jo Raible of Stone Creek. Summary of answers on various topics in District 5 debate Second of two parts By Jim Clark E DITOR The District 5 debate among County Commission candidates produced some discussion on varied topics in the county. Not all candidates answered each question. Here is a summary of the answers of Earl Arnett, Bob Cretul, Pat Gabriel and Butch Verrando. Regarding where there could be cost savings and reductions, Arnett said, Most of the wasteful spending is in administration. We have too much administration and administration is making too high a salary. People who are working on the street are not receiving their fair wage. He added that he had talked with several employees of the county who make comments about way to make things better and that the county does not do what they suggest. But he added, The biggest way of cutting costs is to cut the overhead of administration. About unfunded mandates, Verrando said, Unfunded mandates are not real. If the state government passes down an unfunded mandate, theyre essentially making a law and telling you to figure out how to pay for it. Thats tyranny. Theres no reason the county has to abide by state mandates. He added that the county has too many people. The biggest single expense is payroll. I believe real unemployment is about 20 percent. We in the county are not sharing in some of that pain, but businesses are. Gabriel later added that she wanted smaller, more efficient government, and wanted to see if there were any county departments and positions are redundant. The county has started consolidating different departments. She spoke about the fire department and emergency services being merged, and said there should be consideration of human resources. She said that purchasing departments had been consolidated. Previously all our departments had their own purchasing departments. We pulled together, and this has saved a lot of money. We can do a lot more that way. She added that there could be consolidation with the city (Ocala). There are talks behind the scenes of merging the parks departments. Verrando was asked about a proposed major development at Interstate 75 and County Road 318, north of Ocala. It does exactly what Agenda 21 says they want to do. They want to congregate humans into high density groups, walk to work, walk around, no cars, so that nature has all the available room. Its between Gainesville and Ocala, which means lots of the college professors can come down here and pollute our county with liberals. Verrando added, We have about 14,000 empty houses.. We dont need more empty homes, we dont need apartment buildings, we dont need developers coming in here and doing what theyve been doing. I Please see DEBATE Page 3 PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKSheriffs car showThe annual car show at the Marion County Sheriffs Office off U.S. 27 Saturday attracted vehicles of all sizes and shapes. At t he left is John Birds 1947 Ford coupe with Tweety Bird under the wiper. At the right isa DeLorean from 1983, owned by Jim Griner of Fort McCoy. Back to the Future, anyone ? More photos on Page 12. More photos from car show PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThis 1950 Chevy convertible was the best in show winner last year. PHOTO BY RON RATNERAs the show opened, this line of vehicles was ready for the spectators. This old highway patrol car had quite a passenger in the back seat.PHOTO BY RON RATNER PHOTO BY RON RATNERRich Andrews with the Sheriff's Foundation was flipping charbroil burgers for lunch. 000B1IK MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! Three nutritious, chefprepared meals a day A full calendar of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities Complimentary shuttle service Exclusive travel program Weekly housekeeping and linen service Fitness room or exercise equipment Billiards lounge and game room Pets warmly welcomed TV and media room with Nintendo Wii Private dining room for special occasions Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE!

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 11 2Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0ZW 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 effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Personals Errand runner! Retired county teacher, female, available for driving vehicles north, taking care of errands. Great driving record. References. 352-207-3929 Professional INSURANCE AGENTS 220 or 440 Licensed Insurance Agents needed Immediate openings for Sales Producer or Customer Service Representative. Full time or Pt time possibilities. Great Salary, benes & bonuses. Email resume to Tracy Fero tfero@feroinsurance. com or call 352-422-2160 Estate Sales ESTATE SALE Sat, April 7th 8 to 2 NO EARLY BIRDS hshld furn, jewelry, lots of great items 5801-5787 SW 60TH Fairfield Village Medical Equipment Fully Raised Massaging Lift Chair Like New Cond. $200 (352)209-4073 Sporting Goods 40 Acres/Levy Co.Hunting Property Camper, Pond, Feeders, Plots, Stands Blinds $75,000. (352) 593-0335 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Mobile Homes In Park Oasis Mobile Home Park, Inverness FL2 bedroom. 2 bath. 14x60 Fully Furnished Manatee Mobile Home. Carport, Screen room, and Shed. Has roof over and remodelled kitchen and baths. Virtually everything furnished. Parking behind M/H for trailer or boat. Excellent Shape. Great low rent park. $ 12000. Call 815 986 4510 or cell 815 298 2964. Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON Available April 1st RAINBOW SPRINGS completely renovated 3BR 2 BA $800. month (352) 465-2022 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Crystal River Homes 9690 W Green Ln 3 bedroom. 2 bath. Energy wise, move in ready, garage, fenced back w/playhouse. 352-563-1341 Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Trucks FORD 2010 F150 Platinum Supercrew, 4x4, 22200 miles, black, leather, navigation, rear view camera, tow package, excellent condition, $12900 wary@netscape.com Trucks L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREEW EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Dunnellon L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREEW EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! W e are now in the season of several religious holidays. The first celebration is the Jewish Passover. Passover begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month of the Hebrew calendar. This date corresponds in the month of March or April as per the Gregorian calendar. Hence, Passover is also considered a spring festival which begins on the night of the full moon after the Vernal Equinox falling on the 14th day of Nisan. Another tradition followed by the Jews is that the Nisan month would not start until the barley gets ripe. Passover this year begins at sundown on April 6 and ends April 13. This is a very sacred Jewish holiday. The first and last days of the Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Its the season for several religious holidays Passover week are considered the most important. In the Orthodox and Conservative Jewish communities, no work is performed on those days. Passover is a Jewish holy day that commemorates the escape of the Hebrew (Israelite) people from enslavement in Egypt. The book of Exodus tells of the 10 plagues that YHWH (God) inflicted upon the Egyptians before Pharaoh would release his Hebrew slaves. The last plague was the killing of all of the firstborn sons, including Pharaohs son. The Hebrew people were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a spring lamb. Upon seeing this mark, the Spirit of the Lord passed over these homes without killing the first born sons hence, the term, Passover. When Pharaoh freed the Israelites, they left in such a hurry; they couldnt wait for the bread to rise. In commemoration of this, during the Passover week, no leavened bread is eaten. In Jewish homes, the Passover Seder (meal) is observed on the first night. This is a very special meal with required foods prepared to be eaten along with the required (4) cups of wine. It is also necessary for a member of the family to recount the story of the Exodus from Egypt. For more on this event in history, read the book of Exodus in the Bible. Good Friday, a Christian observance, is also on April 6. This is the day of remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus. Many churches will have special services on this day. The next religious celebration is the Christian Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday. This year we will celebrate Easter on April 8. The date for this celebration varies each year. In fact, the Eastern Orthodox churches follow a different calendar in marking the day to celebrate Easter. The Eastern Orthodox Easter for 2012 will be observed on April 15. Easter Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The death and burial of Jesus happened after Passover; therefore we celebrate the resurrection after Passover. Easter falls between March 22 and April 25. The complete account of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is recorded in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Whether you celebrate Passover or Resurrection Sunday, we send you best wishes for a year of good health and happiness. Have you really observed the pine trees lately? At this time of the year the pine trees begin putting out yellow sprouts of growth at the tip of the branches. Beginning approximately two weeks before Easter, these small sprouts change their shape and become little crosses. Remember, as the poem says: Only God can make a tree. This Friday the 6th, is the First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Come join your neighbors for an evening of fellowship. Do you have your ticket for the New Pretenders? They will perform at the clubhouse on April 16th. Call Theresa Yoders or Charlotte Payne for tickets ($3). Cheese, crackers, and homemade desserts will be provided. Upcoming Events of the VFW-Post 4781The Men's Auxiliary serves shrimp and wings baskets on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. It is $5 per dinner or two for $10. V-Burgers (two for $2 along with chips) and special beer prices is available on the last Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. On the second Tuesday of the month, the ladies dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This month's dinner includes pork chops, scalloped potatoes, peas, rolls, and dessert for $7. Bingo is played each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available until 1:30. Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Karaoke takes place in the Canteen each Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and each Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. Non-members must be signed in by a Post 4781 member. For information regarding any events, please call 352873-4781. Post #4781 is at State Road 200 and Southweest 110th Street behind Sims Furniture. along with assorted dishes/flatware/glasses / towels and other kitchen and household supplies. Don't forget the upcoming food drive that the veterans are having! They say that all good things must come to an end. In some ways that is true. After two and half years and close to 150 articles, this is my last article. It is now time to allow someone else to tell Stone Creek's story. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many residents of Stone Creek who have allowed me to interview them for articles. There are many, many talented people in Stone Creek and it was a pleasure to meet them and write about them. To my editors, Jim Clark and Michel Northsea thank you for the opportunity to highlight the people and events of Stone Creek! From this experience I have come to realize that the people of Stone Creek are Stone Creek's greatest asset. They are there to help you celebrate and in times of sorrow they are there to comfort and support you. As a community, they are extremely generous to the Ocala community with many, many outreach programs. It has truly been my privilege and honor to write about the Stone Creek Family. Thank you and God bless! CREEK continued from Page 5 Rita, Beth mom and David.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 10Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior 000AW75 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC 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 000B1GL Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 TRANSPORTATION 000ATVZ A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. 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Exp. 5/31/12 $2,595 00 000AYSB BANKRUPTCY Petition Preparer PARALYZED BY MEDICAL BILLS AND CREDIT DEBT? $250 OR LESS!! Call Elizabeth Soon 352-245-4500 This office is a debt relief agency only. We help people prepare and file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. 000AYL1 000AZFD SOD INSTALLED 857-0461 was opposed to the project when it was announced and Im still opposed to it. If we fill all the empty homes, then we might look at it, if someone is dumb enough to live in an apartment and walk to work. Cretul was asked if he would vote to make Marion County a U.N. free zone. I live my freedom, and no one will take it away from me. He paraphrased the saying about someone getting his gun when they can take it from my cold dead fingers, a phrase made popular years ago by gun groups and popularized by actor Charlton Heston. Gabriel was asked about the failure of the merger of 9-11 dispatchers. My position is we keep working on it. The merger is not going to affect the response time except for about 30 seconds, but we have lowered our response time by taking over EMSA. Asked about the landfill, Cretul was asked about the county coming up with only a 35-year temporary fix. I think we need to start the educational process for the young people who are a little more concerned about the environment because they are the ones who are going to live in it. Cretul also emphasized accountability in government. We all must be accountable for our actions. If youre doing your job, youre OK. If youre not doing your job, we have to talk. If youre overpaid and youre turning into a burden, we have to talk. Maybe, its sorry sir, but maybe you just have to go away. The debate was one of a series conducted by Tea Party Solutions, which meets Monday evenings at Berean Baptist Church. A spokesman said the next debate will be held later in April and will center around the sheriffs race. DEBATEcontinued from Page 1 Recently, the Ocala Palms Worship Community sponsored a food and clothing drive to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services in support of Interfaiths Bring the Harvest Home program. The church has held multiple drives through the past years specifically for IES and the response of the Ocala Palms residents has been positive and very generous. An Interfaith truck, staffed by volunteers from the church, was in the Clubhouse parking lot. The volunteers, coordinated by Craig Cotton and Gary Nelson, were on hand to load the truck and offer assistance. By days end, a record 7,730 pounds of clothing and food had been donated for distribution to IES clients. Cotton and Nelson, volunteers for Interfaiths Bring the Harvest Home program, challenge other Marion County retirement communities (who are not presently involved) to participate in this rewarding program. For information on organizing a food drive, call Cotton at 352351-8297 or Nelson at 352-867-8901. Ocala Palms Worship Community holds food and clothing drive Frank Horner's truck is used as intermediary transport to IES warehouse. Volunteers include Frank Horner, Gary Nelson, Larry Fleming, Jack Neal (in truck), Craig Cotton, Bob Duby and Gene Jennseen. Sally Mayer arrives with donations. Fairfield Village L ots of things are on the agenda for the month of April in Fairfield Village. There should be plenty to keep most of our neighbors entertained when they are not busy with all the lawn work that has been so evident for the past couple of weeks. Obviously, there are many of us who enjoy working in our yards especially with all the beautiful weather that we have been having. Coming up on Saturday, April 7, there will be a highly anticipated Easter brunch. Because many people will be busy with family and friends on Easter Sunday, the decision was made to have the brunch on Saturday. The menu planned includes scrambled eggs, sliced ham, hash brown potatoes, Danish pastries, orange juice or raspberry mimosas along with coffee. The serving time is set for between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., so there will be plenty of time for all to visit and enjoy a good time with friends. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. Saturday, April 21 is set for a special evening of fun between 5 and 9 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring out the poodle skirts and white buck shoes and head to the clubhouse to enjoy a 50s style sock hop. Music will be provided by Bart Rich; and if previous years are any indication, there should be plenty of fun and lots of good music for everyone to enjoy. The event is being sponsored cooperatively between the Social Activity Committee and the ALL General Manager, Peggy April will be busy Priscilla Geissal Sluss, who has been providing regular activities that have been very well received. On the last Saturday of the month, April 28, the 2012 Spring Yard and Bake Sale will be held by the Fairfield Village SAC. This big event will be held between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be sales at many of our individual homes and special sales in the Clubhouse. Lunch will be served at the Clubhouse for a very reasonable $3. This will include a choice of grilled hamburgers or hot dogs, chips, and a soda. There will be homemade bakery items for sale with free coffee for those purchasing bakery items. Everyone is invited to come and join us for good food, a good time, and some really good bargains available for purchase. All indications are that there will be lots of activity during the month of April, and this will be another time for all of us as well as those who visit our community to see that Fairfield Village really is a lively place filled with lovely people. Loretta Zang, left, and Jean Chapman of Fairfield SAC get some of the many snack items readied for the big Semi-Annual Craft and Yard Sale to be held April 28 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dave and Shirley Hanson's little pottery yard cat looks so real and so "cool" at the same time as he checks out the neighbors behind his fashionable shaded eyewear. A cute little kitty hides in the new ivy planter guarded by the new gnome added to the yard trimmings in Shirley and Dave Hanson's yard. 000B0UN PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 000B0XF LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Tree Trimming Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444

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Wednesday, April 4 Bonsai exhibit and classes The Master The Possibilities (MTP) Education Center and the Marion Bonsai Society will host their 5th annual exhibit. The exhibit will open on Wednesday, April 4 at 9 a.m., and close on Friday, April 6 at noon, at the MTP main lobby, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala (On Top Of the World). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon on Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Classes and Demonstrations are offered on Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. (Basics of the art of Bonsai) and Thursday, April 5, at 1 p.m. (Bonsai Demonstration). To register for these classes go to www.masterthepossibilities.com or call 352-854-3699 or visit the MTP office. Saturday, April 7 Chess Club to meet The Chess Club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Passover seder scheduledCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Passover seder on the second night of the holiday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at the Arbor Club Ballroom at On Top of the World Southwest 94th Street, Ocala. The seder will be conducted mainly in English with participation from those present. Sonia Peterson will be leading. The traditional Passover fare consists of a beef, chicken or fish entre and the cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Reservations are requested by March 31 to Estelle by calling 352-237-8277. Congregation Beth Israel is a progressive, inclusive, contemporary Jewish community under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. Visit our website: bethisraelocala.org or email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com. Miskhan congregation to celebrate PassoverThe public is invited to attend a Passover celebration offering teachings for all. Learn about your roots while enjoying dinner, praise music and the use of symbolic items. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. on April 7 at the Mishkan Congregation. Call for reservations, 352-687-4434.Sunday, April 8 Easter Sunday at Christs Church Christ's Church of Marion County invites you to join us on Easter Sunday. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. with two classes available. Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. featuring the choir's Easter presentation "Jesus, I Love You." Following this service is our monthly Friendship Fellowship Luncheon with a potluck of Easter specialties and socializing for all to enjoy.Thursday, April 12 Air Force Association changes meetingThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its April chapter meeting one week early on the second Thursday of the month, April 12. The time will be 7 p.m. and the location is the same, the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Any questions call Mike Emig 352-854-8328. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, April 14 Methodist Men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, April 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St,, Ocala look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Garage, bake sale at Christs Church Christ's Church of Marion County suggests that somebody's trasn can become your treasure. Please visit our garage sale and bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Fashion show scheduled"April In Paris" Fashion Show luncheon sponsored by Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will be held April 14, 11a.m. to 2 p.m., at On Top Of the World Arbor Club. Fashions will be presented by Belks. Tickets are $20. Please contact Alicia 352-237-9956 or Bert 352-8611585. Authors invited to ExpoThe Marion County Public Library System invites writers from Marion and adjacent counties to participate in the 2012 Author Expo, to be held Saturday, April 14, at its Headquarters-Ocala location. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library, the event will provide a forum for local poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights to network and sell their books. The event is open to all authors in Marion, Lake, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter counties. Space is limited; prospective authors must apply by March 16 to participate. Registration includes a $10 fee in lieu of a percentage of book sales on the day of the event. For application guidelines and forms, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or www.friendsoftheocalalibrary.org, or stop by the Headquarters-Ocala location at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. For more information, call 352671-8551. Golf tourney to benefit United way CenturyLink will host a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Saturday, April 14. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be at the Ocala Municipal Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd, beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $260 per team. Entry deadline is April 6. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $125 per hole without a team or $100 with a team. Presenting sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorship or registration, call Teresa Feather at 352-368-8825. Artists on display at Circle Square Local artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek and other communities in Ocala showcase their masterpieces at this annual art expo on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Works include paintings, sculptures, stained glass, portrait sketches, clay jewelry, metal artwork, watercolors and much more. Enjoy live entertainment by the Paul De Ritter Duo as during the expo. This event is free and open to the public. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information, visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call On Top of the Worlds Health and Recreation Office at 352-854-8707 Ext. 7530. Sunday, April 15 Southern Express in concert The Southern Express Orchestra from Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as show unes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Thursday, April 19 Rotary golf tournament setThe Ocala Rotary Club is hosting its 22nd annual golf tournament at the Ocala Golf Club on Thursday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds Benefit the Marion County Youth at the Discovery Science Center and other Rotary Charities. The cost is $85 per player for a four person scramble, shotgun start which includes, lunch, golf and drinks. Prizes will be awarded after play for longest drive, closest to the pin, top teams and hole in one. Entry deadline is April 17 at 5 p.m. Contact Kay Kelly at 352-732-7080 for more information. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 9 4Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AW23 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 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 5/31/12 Expries 5/31/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000AYCJ Thomas Markham Pastor Christian Life Assembly of God is located at 9644 SW Hwy. 484 (near SR 200), Ocala, FL 34481 For information call 352-237-6950 Join us for Easter Week services at Christian Life Assembly of God to experience the greatest story ever told. There will be the presence of the Holy Spirit, beautiful music, an inspiring message, and lots of friendly people. On Palm Sunday morning, April 1, Kevin and Cherie Daniels will be our music and ministry guests. Service begins at 10:45 On Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 P.M. we will observe Communion On Easter Sunday morning, April 8 at 10:45, we will present The Thorn Experience, a story of the love, sacrifice, and hope of Easter. 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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Spiritual aspects are strong. Take time to reflect on the path youre on and where you hope it will lead you. Its also a good time to reach out to loved ones. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You could be assuming far too many responsibilities, whether its at work or in personal matters. Be careful that youre not weighed down by them. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre getting closer to your goals. And since nothing succeeds like success (or the promise thereof), dont be surprised to find new supporters swimming alongside you. BORN THIS WEEK: You are always the first to try new ventures and confront new challenges. You inspire others with your courage to follow your bold example. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5 8Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0ON 000AYME 000AUCS VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 000AZ5R John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000AO92 Read the classifieds Stone Creek L ast Saturday, the Reunion Center was transformed into a gala ballroom for an evening of celebration with the new piano. The evening featured David Leighton on the piano and Cantor Kim Komrad singing. Music included Chopin, Puccini and other great composers. There was a special medley of six songs written by Celestine Akins, mother of Allen who lives at Stone Creek. Celestine wrote poetry and songs. None of her works were ever published. The songs were on paper and the melodies she kept in her head. Allen, upon his retirement, decided to write the sheet music to Celestine's songs. He has now completed 14 of his mother's songs. Celestine is age 86 and her husband Tommy is 91 and they have been married for 71 years. It was a great evening for all but a truly special one for Celestine as she heard her songs and music played for the first time. Beth and Karl Mueller and their volunteers provided homemade truffles, succulent strawberries and champagne. Beth was able to decorate the tables with beautiful red roses which were donated Artistic Flowers. Artistic Flowers also donated corsages and a bouquet of roses for Kim. It was truly an evening to remember and many of the guests were dressed in formal wear. President, Rita Singer of the Culture Vultures who sponsored the event, thanked the many residents and Pulte over the last nine months to make a dream a reality. The Stone Creek Veterans Club has successfully completed their second month of donation deliveries to the newly renovated Ritz Hotel now called Veterans Village/Ocala. This latest March delivery consisted of five truckloads of donated furniture/supplies to outfit the 36 apartments at the Village. Donations included an almost new exercise treadmill, four TV sets, a dining room table and six chairs, a half dozen each lamps and pictures, Celebrating the new piano Patricia Gizzi Celestine Akins listens to Kim Komrad sing one of her songs. Please see CREEK Page 11 FAMILY FEATURES E aster is a time for honored family traditions. From Easter hats, egg hunts and meals shared with those you love, each celebration creates its own special memories. Here are ways to bring some familiar flavors to the Easter table in a whole new way, including savory Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin, a family favorite from Tamie J. of Prosper, Texas, last years Grand Prize Winner in the Spreading Smuckers Traditions Recipe Contest; as well as sweet Citrus Apple Tart, a favorite dish from the Smucker family cookbook. These easy, delicious recipes can be made or prepared in advance, leav ing more time to enjoy your familys cherished traditions. For more Easter recipes to help your family celebrate, visit www.smuckers.com.Strawberry Spring SaladPrep Time: 10 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1/2 cup Smuckers Strawberry Syrup 2 tablespoons Crisco Pure Canola Oil 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 5-ounce package spring salad greens or other salad greens mix 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 tangerine or small orange, peeled, seeded, cut into bite-size pieces 12 strawberries, sliced vertically 1/4 cup sunflower kernels 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled Combine syrup, oil and vinegar to make vinaigrette. Whisk until blended. Place salad greens, green onion, orange pieces, strawberries and sun flower kernels in a large salad bowl. Add vinaigrette. Toss lightly. Crumble blue cheese over top. Serve immediately.Triple Berry Baked BriePrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 12 servings 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 1/3 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Northwest Triple Berry Preserves 8 ounces round baby wheel brie cheese 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or pecans 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water Assorted crackers, pear slices and/or apple slices Heat oven to 400F. Unfold puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll gently to seal any cracks in pastry. Spoon preserves onto center of pastry. Place cheese on top of preserves. Sprinkle evenly with nuts. Fold pastry up over the cheese to cover. Trim excess pastry and press to seal seams. Reserve pastry scraps. Whisk egg and water in small bowl. Brush seams with egg mixture. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Cut pastry scraps into decorative shapes and arrange on top, if desired. Brush with egg mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with crackers and sliced fruit. Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork TenderloinCook Time: 4 hours Prep Time: 20 minutes Yield: 8 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds pork tenderloin 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1 cup chicken broth 1 10-ounce jar Smuckers Sweet Orange Marmalade 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 cloves garlic 1 large onion, sliced 1 package fresh mushroom caps 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown tender loin on all sides. In blender, mix teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, orange marmalade, fresh ginger, brown sugar and garlic. Blend until a smooth sauce. Put browned tenderloin into slow cooker. Slice onion and add to slow cooker. Add mushrooms, pepper, salt and pepper flakes. Cover with the teriyaki sauce mixture. Cook on high for about 4 hours. Turn tenderloin a couple of times while cooking. When done, remove the tender loin and let rest for about 10 min utes. To serve, slice diagonally and pour sauce, mushrooms and onions over top. Citrus Apple TartPrep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 9-inch single Classic Crisco Pie Crust 4 medium Granny Smith apples (about 2 pounds) 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, diced 1/4 cup Smuckers Sweet Orange Marmalade OR Smuckers Organic Orange Marmalade Prepare recipe for single crust pie. Roll out dough, place in a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press to fit without stretching dough. Trim edges even with tart pan. Chill until ready to fill. Heat oven to 350F. Peel and core apples. Cut in half, end-to-end. Slice apples crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add apple slices and toss to coat. Randomly place about 1/2 of apples into bottom of crust in two layers, cutting apples as necessary to fill all gaps. Arrange row of apples lengthwise along outside edge of pan, overlapping the slices about 1/8 inch. Fill in center with smaller pieces of apples. Dot with butter. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until apples are fork tender and edges of apples begin to brown. Cool on wire rack. Heat orange marmalade in small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 20 seconds; stir. Brush marmalade over tart. 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 B 0 U B

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 7 6Wednesday, April 4, 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 Should community colleges have sports? Celebrating another year E very week, most newspapers carry a little item on the top of the front page that lists the volume number and issue number. Its something that hardly anyone pays attention to as they go through the pages. We do the same thing here at theMessenger but today its worth noting the numbers. Todays newspaper is Volume 5, No. 1, which means we are starting our fifth year of publication with the newspaper. The paper serves various communities north of State Road 200, extending all the way to U.S. Highway 27 and even a little bit beyond. The paper is an offshoot of the South Marion Citizen which serves the State Road 200 Corridor and areas south of that. We thank you for supporting us for the completed years, and hope that the readers and advertisers will continue to do so. We have regular correspondents in two of our communities, Fairfield Village and Quail Meadow, and a vacancy has just popped up in Stone Creek. (Anyone who lives there and wants to do it, just give us a call). The newspaper would not be what it is without the efforts of these dedicated volunteers. Various folks from Ocala Palms submit items to us, but we are still looking for someone there to take over coordination of the submissions. Its easy for them to fall by the wayside when they are coming in from multiple sources and are not all labeled the same. So we hope that the folks in Ocala Palms can get together and find a way to have one person submitting all the items, as is done at all the other communities in both newspapers. We compliment previous editor Michel Northsea, currently office coordinator, whose work helped make the paper as good as it is. We hope you will all continue to support us. So please keep an eye on that volume number, and hopefully we can watch it grow. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters One (1) Mill Property Tax, A Travesty to Homeowners A couple of things happened this past week regarding Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC). First, I ran into Butch Verrando, a Republican, Tea Party member outside the Friendship Public Library. I presume he was wanting enough names to get on the ballot, he never told me so. I asked him his position regarding MRMC and it was soon apparent he had no experience with hospital management or funding. He felt it should be sold. I'm not endorsing anyone but Pat Gabriel seems to know what needs to be done by the County Commission and in particular, what will affect those of us living in the 200 Corridor. Second, comes the article regarding a one (1) mill fee on homeowners to help support MRMC. After reading this, I realize we're far from a resolution. Right now, homeowners are bearing the greater part of the tax burden of financing Marion County. To add a one mill, or $1 per assessed $1,000 of property value to finance a 10-year bond against homeowners, is tantamount to going to the same well over and over again. Don't people realize a great portion of homeowners in Ocala are senior citizens living on a fixed income? It seems the great generation is still carrying the burden for the "let someone else do it generation." What about those freeloaders who pay no taxes, nor pay for any type of health care, and have multiple babies by multiple parents, plus don't work and feel the world owes them something. But they can buy booze and cigarettes. These people go to a hospital and the welfare department and expect to be taken care of, now. Granted the 1/2 cent sales tax would not garner as much money for MRMC, but a sales tax is equitable to all residents of Marion County, plus what we get from tourists. It appears we're still grasping at straws. I've had great respect for the hospital board. Steve Purvis and his staff are doing a great job. Kulbar Ghumman on many occasions has shown great empathy and spoken eloquently on behalf of MRMC. Probably the worst members on the hospital board are lawyers, as they always look out for number one, themselves. Finally, I also heard, those of us on Social Security are receiving "entitlements." You are absolutely right, we are "entitled" to getting our own money back we invested for 60 to 70 years, plus its accrued interest, in my case for 64 years. When I turned 16 years old in 1947, I started paying social security as well as income tax. Franklin Roosevelt developed Social Security to insure those people reaching retirement age, would have a comfortable income. It was a Social Security fund only, not a discretionary fund to be raided by the Republicans and put in the general fund. Don't forget the key word here is "Security." As I said earlier, each year thereafter I paid into the fund. After I got out of the navy after serving during the Korean War, and as I made more money, I always paid the maximum, and my money accrued interest. You people out there who are uninformed don't realize, that we, the last of the great generation, were paying into our retirement fund long before you were born. Plain and simple. President Obama is trying to do the same for health care for those who not now have health care and having to be carried by those of us who do. Yep folks, Social Security was required and thank God it was, just as President Obama is tryReader 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. 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WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs M any years ago when I was working in Palatka, being a sports fan, I used to go to the basketball games at St. Johns River Junior College, which become a community college and is now a college. I often wondered why a community college had so many out-of-town players. Those questions cropped up again when I moved to Ocala. One time I looked at Central Florida Community Colleges roster, and there were several players from Russia. I sarcastically asked, What community are they serving Minsk? Now comes the word that because of equality and other issues, St. Johns is dropping basketball. The Vikings, as they are called, are keeping some other sports, but basketball (they only had a mens team) is falling by the wayside. To me that brings up the question: Do our community colleges really need to have interscholastic sports? I know, they are not community colleges in name any more, but in theory they still serve specific geographic areas. Take a look at the basketball teams of the College of Central Florida for the season just concluded. The men had only one local player, from Ocala Forest. They had two from London (as in England) and a bunch of others from around the state and U.S. Likewise, the women had only one local player, from Trinity Catholic. They had one from Sweden, and some from several places around the U.S., including one from my old stomping grounds in New Jersey, where they spelled the name of her town (Paterson) and the name of her high school (Paramus Catholic) wrong on the website roster. These colleges, with the majority of their degrees being of the two-year variety, were originally conceived as an alternative to four-year schools, both in availability and cost. But many of their sports have turned into farm teams for the major universities. Players are at the school for one or two years to hone their skills, or their grades, and then transfer to a four-year school, where they are not subject to the NCAAs transfer rule of sitting out for a season. One thing St. Johns is doing is taking some of the money saved and turning it into academic scholarships for minority students. Shouldnt other schools do the same? Im all for athletics, but it should not be a reason for giving a student a free ride at a local college. Let more students with academic prowess get the financial help even if they dont play basketball, baseball or whatever. This is not an issue that the local schools should be deciding. This is something that, on a statewide level, legislators say should be changed. Leave the athletics to the bigger state four-year schools and universities. Let our local colleges do what they were intended to do, bridge the gap for deserving students in the community. Or if the athletics continue, make the eligibility the same as high school you play for the school in your district. One of the worst things that was done in the past couple of years when the local colleges started giving four-year degrees was the changing of the name, dropping the word community from the title. Where is it written that a school cant be a community college and still offer degrees? Restore the name community college, and emphasize that these schools should serve their communities, not England, Sweden or Russia, or even New Jersey.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. ing to see that all Americans have health care. We had huge success with Social Security, so what's to prevent Obama's health care program from being successful. I really think it's due to the generation gap between the "great generation" and the more uninformed present day permissive generation. You know those of us who are part of the last great generation are still supporting the present day generation in one way or another. Maybe, everyone should be required to buy a home so they could be taxed the one mill for the next 10 years, pay their fair share and then it would be more equitable. By the way, here in Florida, I helped bring Medicare to life in 1965 and the public said it would never work, but it has, quite successfully. Having spent my life in the health care and not-for-profit fields as well as lobbying the Florida and Georgia legislatures, worked for the House of Representatives, served on an advisory committee to Governor Zell Miller of Georgia, and serving on President Kennedy's Inaugural Committee, I guess you might say, I've been around a bit. But this is not about me, it's about Marion County and MRMC,and its wants and needs. MRMC needs our help and we should all want to help "our hospital." by spreading that responsibility equitably throughout our area. Bill Ford Oak Run Please see LETTER Page 7 LETTERcontinued from Page 6 By Dr. Nathan GrossmanSome rumors have been circulating that the Marion County Health Department is closing. Nothing could be further from the truth. The recently announced partnership between the health department and Heart of Florida Health Center will produce better, more comprehensive care for the departments current patients. The centers mission is to improve the overall health status of Marion County residents. That is well-aligned with the health department mission: to protect and proHealth Department open for business and here to stay mote the health of county residents. Weve partnered with Heart of Florida for a number of years already. Combining services just makes sense. We will strengthen Heart of Florida, as many functions that remain at the health department will help the center provide their patients better access to specialized care. Heart of Florida will strengthen us, as their main mission is primary care. We are both working hard to make the transition as seamless to our patients as possible. Public health is much more than primary care. We will still link people to needed health services a core public health function and we will do that through Heart of Florida. Other public health functions remain. Here are a just a few: Immunizations. The department provides immunizations and tuberculosis testing, some at no cost, to protect the community from vaccine-preventable diseases. Maternity We provide pregnancy testing, routine prenatal care for women delivering in Ocala and high-risk prenatal care for women delivering at Shands Health Care. Healthy Start This program provides access to medical services, education, and counseling for pregnant women and children up to age 3. School Health Registered nurses at Marion County Public Schools help care for children with complex needs, perform health screenings, teach health classes and train school staff members. WIC and Nutrition The Women, Infants and Children program provides foods, counseling, and other services at the departments main building in Ocala and at community clinics. The nutrition program provides medical nutrition therapy. Family Planning Women under age 55 can get annual exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and treatment for minor GYN problems. Social Services We help fight the spread of HIV and AIDS through testing, counseling and case management. Programs for these and other sexually transmitted diseases are discreet. Dental Clinic The clinic provides fillings, cleanings and extractions, as well as emergency dental care for children from birth to age 17. Some dental services are provided for adults. Communicable Disease Tuberculosis, hepatitis, rabies and other communicable diseases are a critical public health concern. We provide testing for these diseases and work to prevent their spread. Environmental Health We investigate animal bites and alert the public to help control the spread of rabies. We inspect wells and septic systems and regulate food service operations and small drinking water systems. Vital Statistics Birth certificates for anyone born within the state from 1930 to the present are available, and certificates for deaths that occurred in Marion County from 2006 to present. Public Health Preparedness Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and emergency planning help ensure that people with special medical needs are sheltered. Health Education We educate the community on chronic diseases and related risk factors; the causes and impacts of vehicle, water and home injuries; and on the benefits of sexual abstinence. The Marion County Health Department works to protect and promote the health of county residents in many ways, and we are here to stay. Our partnership with Heart of Florida will make both agencies stronger and result in better access to primary care for the countys most vulnerable people. Dr. Nathan Grossman is director of the Marion County Health Department. Guest Column Christs Church of Marion County scheduleWednesday, April 4: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8: Easter Sunday. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck Luncheon following the Worship Service. Tuesday, April 10: Mens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14: Garage and Bake Sale, 8:30 a.m to 2 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 7 6Wednesday, April 4, 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 Should community colleges have sports? Celebrating another year E very week, most newspapers carry a little item on the top of the front page that lists the volume number and issue number. Its something that hardly anyone pays attention to as they go through the pages. We do the same thing here at theMessenger but today its worth noting the numbers. Todays newspaper is Volume 5, No. 1, which means we are starting our fifth year of publication with the newspaper. The paper serves various communities north of State Road 200, extending all the way to U.S. Highway 27 and even a little bit beyond. The paper is an offshoot of the South Marion Citizen which serves the State Road 200 Corridor and areas south of that. We thank you for supporting us for the completed years, and hope that the readers and advertisers will continue to do so. We have regular correspondents in two of our communities, Fairfield Village and Quail Meadow, and a vacancy has just popped up in Stone Creek. (Anyone who lives there and wants to do it, just give us a call). The newspaper would not be what it is without the efforts of these dedicated volunteers. Various folks from Ocala Palms submit items to us, but we are still looking for someone there to take over coordination of the submissions. Its easy for them to fall by the wayside when they are coming in from multiple sources and are not all labeled the same. So we hope that the folks in Ocala Palms can get together and find a way to have one person submitting all the items, as is done at all the other communities in both newspapers. We compliment previous editor Michel Northsea, currently office coordinator, whose work helped make the paper as good as it is. We hope you will all continue to support us. So please keep an eye on that volume number, and hopefully we can watch it grow. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters One (1) Mill Property Tax, A Travesty to Homeowners A couple of things happened this past week regarding Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC). First, I ran into Butch Verrando, a Republican, Tea Party member outside the Friendship Public Library. I presume he was wanting enough names to get on the ballot, he never told me so. I asked him his position regarding MRMC and it was soon apparent he had no experience with hospital management or funding. He felt it should be sold. I'm not endorsing anyone but Pat Gabriel seems to know what needs to be done by the County Commission and in particular, what will affect those of us living in the 200 Corridor. Second, comes the article regarding a one (1) mill fee on homeowners to help support MRMC. After reading this, I realize we're far from a resolution. Right now, homeowners are bearing the greater part of the tax burden of financing Marion County. To add a one mill, or $1 per assessed $1,000 of property value to finance a 10-year bond against homeowners, is tantamount to going to the same well over and over again. Don't people realize a great portion of homeowners in Ocala are senior citizens living on a fixed income? It seems the great generation is still carrying the burden for the "let someone else do it generation." What about those freeloaders who pay no taxes, nor pay for any type of health care, and have multiple babies by multiple parents, plus don't work and feel the world owes them something. But they can buy booze and cigarettes. These people go to a hospital and the welfare department and expect to be taken care of, now. Granted the 1/2 cent sales tax would not garner as much money for MRMC, but a sales tax is equitable to all residents of Marion County, plus what we get from tourists. It appears we're still grasping at straws. I've had great respect for the hospital board. Steve Purvis and his staff are doing a great job. Kulbar Ghumman on many occasions has shown great empathy and spoken eloquently on behalf of MRMC. Probably the worst members on the hospital board are lawyers, as they always look out for number one, themselves. Finally, I also heard, those of us on Social Security are receiving "entitlements." You are absolutely right, we are "entitled" to getting our own money back we invested for 60 to 70 years, plus its accrued interest, in my case for 64 years. When I turned 16 years old in 1947, I started paying social security as well as income tax. Franklin Roosevelt developed Social Security to insure those people reaching retirement age, would have a comfortable income. It was a Social Security fund only, not a discretionary fund to be raided by the Republicans and put in the general fund. Don't forget the key word here is "Security." As I said earlier, each year thereafter I paid into the fund. After I got out of the navy after serving during the Korean War, and as I made more money, I always paid the maximum, and my money accrued interest. You people out there who are uninformed don't realize, that we, the last of the great generation, were paying into our retirement fund long before you were born. Plain and simple. President Obama is trying to do the same for health care for those who not now have health care and having to be carried by those of us who do. Yep folks, Social Security was required and thank God it was, just as President Obama is tryReader 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 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) 000AEUE 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 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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WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs M any years ago when I was working in Palatka, being a sports fan, I used to go to the basketball games at St. Johns River Junior College, which become a community college and is now a college. I often wondered why a community college had so many out-of-town players. Those questions cropped up again when I moved to Ocala. One time I looked at Central Florida Community Colleges roster, and there were several players from Russia. I sarcastically asked, What community are they serving Minsk? Now comes the word that because of equality and other issues, St. Johns is dropping basketball. The Vikings, as they are called, are keeping some other sports, but basketball (they only had a mens team) is falling by the wayside. To me that brings up the question: Do our community colleges really need to have interscholastic sports? I know, they are not community colleges in name any more, but in theory they still serve specific geographic areas. Take a look at the basketball teams of the College of Central Florida for the season just concluded. The men had only one local player, from Ocala Forest. They had two from London (as in England) and a bunch of others from around the state and U.S. Likewise, the women had only one local player, from Trinity Catholic. They had one from Sweden, and some from several places around the U.S., including one from my old stomping grounds in New Jersey, where they spelled the name of her town (Paterson) and the name of her high school (Paramus Catholic) wrong on the website roster. These colleges, with the majority of their degrees being of the two-year variety, were originally conceived as an alternative to four-year schools, both in availability and cost. But many of their sports have turned into farm teams for the major universities. Players are at the school for one or two years to hone their skills, or their grades, and then transfer to a four-year school, where they are not subject to the NCAAs transfer rule of sitting out for a season. One thing St. Johns is doing is taking some of the money saved and turning it into academic scholarships for minority students. Shouldnt other schools do the same? Im all for athletics, but it should not be a reason for giving a student a free ride at a local college. Let more students with academic prowess get the financial help even if they dont play basketball, baseball or whatever. This is not an issue that the local schools should be deciding. This is something that, on a statewide level, legislators say should be changed. Leave the athletics to the bigger state four-year schools and universities. Let our local colleges do what they were intended to do, bridge the gap for deserving students in the community. Or if the athletics continue, make the eligibility the same as high school you play for the school in your district. One of the worst things that was done in the past couple of years when the local colleges started giving four-year degrees was the changing of the name, dropping the word community from the title. Where is it written that a school cant be a community college and still offer degrees? Restore the name community college, and emphasize that these schools should serve their communities, not England, Sweden or Russia, or even New Jersey.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. ing to see that all Americans have health care. We had huge success with Social Security, so what's to prevent Obama's health care program from being successful. I really think it's due to the generation gap between the "great generation" and the more uninformed present day permissive generation. You know those of us who are part of the last great generation are still supporting the present day generation in one way or another. Maybe, everyone should be required to buy a home so they could be taxed the one mill for the next 10 years, pay their fair share and then it would be more equitable. By the way, here in Florida, I helped bring Medicare to life in 1965 and the public said it would never work, but it has, quite successfully. Having spent my life in the health care and not-for-profit fields as well as lobbying the Florida and Georgia legislatures, worked for the House of Representatives, served on an advisory committee to Governor Zell Miller of Georgia, and serving on President Kennedy's Inaugural Committee, I guess you might say, I've been around a bit. But this is not about me, it's about Marion County and MRMC,and its wants and needs. MRMC needs our help and we should all want to help "our hospital." by spreading that responsibility equitably throughout our area. Bill Ford Oak Run Please see LETTER Page 7 LETTERcontinued from Page 6 By Dr. Nathan GrossmanSome rumors have been circulating that the Marion County Health Department is closing. Nothing could be further from the truth. The recently announced partnership between the health department and Heart of Florida Health Center will produce better, more comprehensive care for the departments current patients. The centers mission is to improve the overall health status of Marion County residents. That is well-aligned with the health department mission: to protect and proHealth Department open for business and here to stay mote the health of county residents. Weve partnered with Heart of Florida for a number of years already. Combining services just makes sense. We will strengthen Heart of Florida, as many functions that remain at the health department will help the center provide their patients better access to specialized care. Heart of Florida will strengthen us, as their main mission is primary care. We are both working hard to make the transition as seamless to our patients as possible. Public health is much more than primary care. We will still link people to needed health services a core public health function and we will do that through Heart of Florida. Other public health functions remain. Here are a just a few: Immunizations. The department provides immunizations and tuberculosis testing, some at no cost, to protect the community from vaccine-preventable diseases. Maternity We provide pregnancy testing, routine prenatal care for women delivering in Ocala and high-risk prenatal care for women delivering at Shands Health Care. Healthy Start This program provides access to medical services, education, and counseling for pregnant women and children up to age 3. School Health Registered nurses at Marion County Public Schools help care for children with complex needs, perform health screenings, teach health classes and train school staff members. WIC and Nutrition The Women, Infants and Children program provides foods, counseling, and other services at the departments main building in Ocala and at community clinics. The nutrition program provides medical nutrition therapy. Family Planning Women under age 55 can get annual exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and treatment for minor GYN problems. Social Services We help fight the spread of HIV and AIDS through testing, counseling and case management. Programs for these and other sexually transmitted diseases are discreet. Dental Clinic The clinic provides fillings, cleanings and extractions, as well as emergency dental care for children from birth to age 17. Some dental services are provided for adults. Communicable Disease Tuberculosis, hepatitis, rabies and other communicable diseases are a critical public health concern. We provide testing for these diseases and work to prevent their spread. Environmental Health We investigate animal bites and alert the public to help control the spread of rabies. We inspect wells and septic systems and regulate food service operations and small drinking water systems. Vital Statistics Birth certificates for anyone born within the state from 1930 to the present are available, and certificates for deaths that occurred in Marion County from 2006 to present. Public Health Preparedness Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and emergency planning help ensure that people with special medical needs are sheltered. Health Education We educate the community on chronic diseases and related risk factors; the causes and impacts of vehicle, water and home injuries; and on the benefits of sexual abstinence. The Marion County Health Department works to protect and promote the health of county residents in many ways, and we are here to stay. Our partnership with Heart of Florida will make both agencies stronger and result in better access to primary care for the countys most vulnerable people. Dr. Nathan Grossman is director of the Marion County Health Department. Guest Column Christs Church of Marion County scheduleWednesday, April 4: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8: Easter Sunday. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck Luncheon following the Worship Service. Tuesday, April 10: Mens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14: Garage and Bake Sale, 8:30 a.m to 2 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5 8Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0ON 000AYME 000AUCS VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 000AZ5R John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000AO92 Read the classifieds Stone Creek L ast Saturday, the Reunion Center was transformed into a gala ballroom for an evening of celebration with the new piano. The evening featured David Leighton on the piano and Cantor Kim Komrad singing. Music included Chopin, Puccini and other great composers. There was a special medley of six songs written by Celestine Akins, mother of Allen who lives at Stone Creek. Celestine wrote poetry and songs. None of her works were ever published. The songs were on paper and the melodies she kept in her head. Allen, upon his retirement, decided to write the sheet music to Celestine's songs. He has now completed 14 of his mother's songs. Celestine is age 86 and her husband Tommy is 91 and they have been married for 71 years. It was a great evening for all but a truly special one for Celestine as she heard her songs and music played for the first time. Beth and Karl Mueller and their volunteers provided homemade truffles, succulent strawberries and champagne. Beth was able to decorate the tables with beautiful red roses which were donated Artistic Flowers. Artistic Flowers also donated corsages and a bouquet of roses for Kim. It was truly an evening to remember and many of the guests were dressed in formal wear. President, Rita Singer of the Culture Vultures who sponsored the event, thanked the many residents and Pulte over the last nine months to make a dream a reality. The Stone Creek Veterans Club has successfully completed their second month of donation deliveries to the newly renovated Ritz Hotel now called Veterans Village/Ocala. This latest March delivery consisted of five truckloads of donated furniture/supplies to outfit the 36 apartments at the Village. Donations included an almost new exercise treadmill, four TV sets, a dining room table and six chairs, a half dozen each lamps and pictures, Celebrating the new piano Patricia Gizzi Celestine Akins listens to Kim Komrad sing one of her songs. Please see CREEK Page 11 FAMILY FEATURES E aster is a time for honored family traditions. From Easter hats, egg hunts and meals shared with those you love, each celebration creates its own special memories. Here are ways to bring some familiar flavors to the Easter table in a whole new way, including savory Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin, a family favorite from Tamie J. of Prosper, Texas, last years Grand Prize Winner in the Spreading Smuckers Traditions Recipe Contest; as well as sweet Citrus Apple Tart, a favorite dish from the Smucker family cookbook. These easy, delicious recipes can be made or prepared in advance, leav ing more time to enjoy your familys cherished traditions. For more Easter recipes to help your family celebrate, visit www.smuckers.com.Strawberry Spring SaladPrep Time: 10 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1/2 cup Smuckers Strawberry Syrup 2 tablespoons Crisco Pure Canola Oil 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 5-ounce package spring salad greens or other salad greens mix 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 tangerine or small orange, peeled, seeded, cut into bite-size pieces 12 strawberries, sliced vertically 1/4 cup sunflower kernels 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled Combine syrup, oil and vinegar to make vinaigrette. Whisk until blended. Place salad greens, green onion, orange pieces, strawberries and sun flower kernels in a large salad bowl. Add vinaigrette. Toss lightly. Crumble blue cheese over top. Serve immediately.Triple Berry Baked BriePrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 12 servings 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 1/3 cup Smuckers Orchards Finest Northwest Triple Berry Preserves 8 ounces round baby wheel brie cheese 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or pecans 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water Assorted crackers, pear slices and/or apple slices Heat oven to 400F. Unfold puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll gently to seal any cracks in pastry. Spoon preserves onto center of pastry. Place cheese on top of preserves. Sprinkle evenly with nuts. Fold pastry up over the cheese to cover. Trim excess pastry and press to seal seams. Reserve pastry scraps. Whisk egg and water in small bowl. Brush seams with egg mixture. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Cut pastry scraps into decorative shapes and arrange on top, if desired. Brush with egg mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with crackers and sliced fruit. Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork TenderloinCook Time: 4 hours Prep Time: 20 minutes Yield: 8 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds pork tenderloin 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1 cup chicken broth 1 10-ounce jar Smuckers Sweet Orange Marmalade 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 cloves garlic 1 large onion, sliced 1 package fresh mushroom caps 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown tender loin on all sides. In blender, mix teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, orange marmalade, fresh ginger, brown sugar and garlic. Blend until a smooth sauce. Put browned tenderloin into slow cooker. Slice onion and add to slow cooker. Add mushrooms, pepper, salt and pepper flakes. Cover with the teriyaki sauce mixture. Cook on high for about 4 hours. Turn tenderloin a couple of times while cooking. When done, remove the tender loin and let rest for about 10 min utes. To serve, slice diagonally and pour sauce, mushrooms and onions over top. Citrus Apple TartPrep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 9-inch single Classic Crisco Pie Crust 4 medium Granny Smith apples (about 2 pounds) 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, diced 1/4 cup Smuckers Sweet Orange Marmalade OR Smuckers Organic Orange Marmalade Prepare recipe for single crust pie. Roll out dough, place in a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press to fit without stretching dough. Trim edges even with tart pan. Chill until ready to fill. Heat oven to 350F. Peel and core apples. Cut in half, end-to-end. Slice apples crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add apple slices and toss to coat. Randomly place about 1/2 of apples into bottom of crust in two layers, cutting apples as necessary to fill all gaps. Arrange row of apples lengthwise along outside edge of pan, overlapping the slices about 1/8 inch. Fill in center with smaller pieces of apples. Dot with butter. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until apples are fork tender and edges of apples begin to brown. Cool on wire rack. Heat orange marmalade in small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 20 seconds; stir. Brush marmalade over tart. 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 B 0 U B

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Wednesday, April 4 Bonsai exhibit and classes The Master The Possibilities (MTP) Education Center and the Marion Bonsai Society will host their 5th annual exhibit. The exhibit will open on Wednesday, April 4 at 9 a.m., and close on Friday, April 6 at noon, at the MTP main lobby, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala (On Top Of the World). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon on Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Classes and Demonstrations are offered on Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. (Basics of the art of Bonsai) and Thursday, April 5, at 1 p.m. (Bonsai Demonstration). To register for these classes go to www.masterthepossibilities.com or call 352-854-3699 or visit the MTP office. Saturday, April 7 Chess Club to meet The Chess Club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Passover seder scheduledCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Passover seder on the second night of the holiday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at the Arbor Club Ballroom at On Top of the World Southwest 94th Street, Ocala. The seder will be conducted mainly in English with participation from those present. Sonia Peterson will be leading. The traditional Passover fare consists of a beef, chicken or fish entre and the cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Reservations are requested by March 31 to Estelle by calling 352-237-8277. Congregation Beth Israel is a progressive, inclusive, contemporary Jewish community under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. Visit our website: bethisraelocala.org or email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com. Miskhan congregation to celebrate PassoverThe public is invited to attend a Passover celebration offering teachings for all. Learn about your roots while enjoying dinner, praise music and the use of symbolic items. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. on April 7 at the Mishkan Congregation. Call for reservations, 352-687-4434.Sunday, April 8 Easter Sunday at Christs Church Christ's Church of Marion County invites you to join us on Easter Sunday. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. with two classes available. Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. featuring the choir's Easter presentation "Jesus, I Love You." Following this service is our monthly Friendship Fellowship Luncheon with a potluck of Easter specialties and socializing for all to enjoy.Thursday, April 12 Air Force Association changes meetingThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its April chapter meeting one week early on the second Thursday of the month, April 12. The time will be 7 p.m. and the location is the same, the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Any questions call Mike Emig 352-854-8328. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, April 14 Methodist Men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, April 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St,, Ocala look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Garage, bake sale at Christs Church Christ's Church of Marion County suggests that somebody's trasn can become your treasure. Please visit our garage sale and bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Fashion show scheduled"April In Paris" Fashion Show luncheon sponsored by Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will be held April 14, 11a.m. to 2 p.m., at On Top Of the World Arbor Club. Fashions will be presented by Belks. Tickets are $20. Please contact Alicia 352-237-9956 or Bert 352-8611585. Authors invited to ExpoThe Marion County Public Library System invites writers from Marion and adjacent counties to participate in the 2012 Author Expo, to be held Saturday, April 14, at its Headquarters-Ocala location. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library, the event will provide a forum for local poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights to network and sell their books. The event is open to all authors in Marion, Lake, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter counties. Space is limited; prospective authors must apply by March 16 to participate. Registration includes a $10 fee in lieu of a percentage of book sales on the day of the event. For application guidelines and forms, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or www.friendsoftheocalalibrary.org, or stop by the Headquarters-Ocala location at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. For more information, call 352671-8551. Golf tourney to benefit United way CenturyLink will host a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Saturday, April 14. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be at the Ocala Municipal Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd, beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $260 per team. Entry deadline is April 6. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $125 per hole without a team or $100 with a team. Presenting sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorship or registration, call Teresa Feather at 352-368-8825. Artists on display at Circle Square Local artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek and other communities in Ocala showcase their masterpieces at this annual art expo on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Works include paintings, sculptures, stained glass, portrait sketches, clay jewelry, metal artwork, watercolors and much more. Enjoy live entertainment by the Paul De Ritter Duo as during the expo. This event is free and open to the public. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information, visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call On Top of the Worlds Health and Recreation Office at 352-854-8707 Ext. 7530. Sunday, April 15 Southern Express in concert The Southern Express Orchestra from Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as show unes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Thursday, April 19 Rotary golf tournament setThe Ocala Rotary Club is hosting its 22nd annual golf tournament at the Ocala Golf Club on Thursday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds Benefit the Marion County Youth at the Discovery Science Center and other Rotary Charities. The cost is $85 per player for a four person scramble, shotgun start which includes, lunch, golf and drinks. Prizes will be awarded after play for longest drive, closest to the pin, top teams and hole in one. Entry deadline is April 17 at 5 p.m. Contact Kay Kelly at 352-732-7080 for more information. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 9 4Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AW23 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 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 5/31/12 Expries 5/31/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000AYCJ Thomas Markham Pastor Christian Life Assembly of God is located at 9644 SW Hwy. 484 (near SR 200), Ocala, FL 34481 For information call 352-237-6950 Join us for Easter Week services at Christian Life Assembly of God to experience the greatest story ever told. There will be the presence of the Holy Spirit, beautiful music, an inspiring message, and lots of friendly people. On Palm Sunday morning, April 1, Kevin and Cherie Daniels will be our music and ministry guests. Service begins at 10:45 On Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 P.M. we will observe Communion On Easter Sunday morning, April 8 at 10:45, we will present The Thorn Experience, a story of the love, sacrifice, and hope of Easter. 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LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Congratulations. Youre really getting things done to purr-fection. And dont forget to take a catnap now and again to keep those energy levels up and bristling for action. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your plain-talking honesty is admirable. But sometimes sharp words can leave painful scars. Be careful that what you say doesnt come back to hurt you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A stress-filled period takes a positive turn as you deal with the underlying problem. Act now to avoid a recurrence by changing some basic rules in your relationship. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your rising energy levels make it easier for you to achieve some important objectives. This could lead to a big boost in how youre perceived, both at home and on the job. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A changing picture begins to emerge as you learn more about an offer that seemed so right but could be so wrong. Look to a trusted adviser for guidance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Spiritual aspects are strong. Take time to reflect on the path youre on and where you hope it will lead you. Its also a good time to reach out to loved ones. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You could be assuming far too many responsibilities, whether its at work or in personal matters. Be careful that youre not weighed down by them. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Youre getting closer to your goals. And since nothing succeeds like success (or the promise thereof), dont be surprised to find new supporters swimming alongside you. BORN THIS WEEK: You are always the first to try new ventures and confront new challenges. You inspire others with your courage to follow your bold example. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 10Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior 000AW75 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC 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 000B1GL Door to Door Airport Service Seaports too Orlando, Tampa $75 Port Canaveral $125 Companion $25 (352) 641-0651 TRANSPORTATION 000ATVZ A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. 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Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 10% OFF REPAIRS CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000AUBU Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 SCREENING 000B0F9 711185 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger 0 0 0 A Z Y O Two and a Half Ton Heat Pump R410A Refrigerant 13 S.E.E.R Split System Digital Thermostat Overflow Protection Switch. Permit Fee not included. Mention coupon when scheduling appointment. Exp. 5/31/12 $2,595 00 000AYSB BANKRUPTCY Petition Preparer PARALYZED BY MEDICAL BILLS AND CREDIT DEBT? $250 OR LESS!! Call Elizabeth Soon 352-245-4500 This office is a debt relief agency only. We help people prepare and file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. 000AYL1 000AZFD SOD INSTALLED 857-0461 was opposed to the project when it was announced and Im still opposed to it. If we fill all the empty homes, then we might look at it, if someone is dumb enough to live in an apartment and walk to work. Cretul was asked if he would vote to make Marion County a U.N. free zone. I live my freedom, and no one will take it away from me. He paraphrased the saying about someone getting his gun when they can take it from my cold dead fingers, a phrase made popular years ago by gun groups and popularized by actor Charlton Heston. Gabriel was asked about the failure of the merger of 9-11 dispatchers. My position is we keep working on it. The merger is not going to affect the response time except for about 30 seconds, but we have lowered our response time by taking over EMSA. Asked about the landfill, Cretul was asked about the county coming up with only a 35-year temporary fix. I think we need to start the educational process for the young people who are a little more concerned about the environment because they are the ones who are going to live in it. Cretul also emphasized accountability in government. We all must be accountable for our actions. If youre doing your job, youre OK. If youre not doing your job, we have to talk. If youre overpaid and youre turning into a burden, we have to talk. Maybe, its sorry sir, but maybe you just have to go away. The debate was one of a series conducted by Tea Party Solutions, which meets Monday evenings at Berean Baptist Church. A spokesman said the next debate will be held later in April and will center around the sheriffs race. DEBATEcontinued from Page 1 Recently, the Ocala Palms Worship Community sponsored a food and clothing drive to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services in support of Interfaiths Bring the Harvest Home program. The church has held multiple drives through the past years specifically for IES and the response of the Ocala Palms residents has been positive and very generous. An Interfaith truck, staffed by volunteers from the church, was in the Clubhouse parking lot. The volunteers, coordinated by Craig Cotton and Gary Nelson, were on hand to load the truck and offer assistance. By days end, a record 7,730 pounds of clothing and food had been donated for distribution to IES clients. Cotton and Nelson, volunteers for Interfaiths Bring the Harvest Home program, challenge other Marion County retirement communities (who are not presently involved) to participate in this rewarding program. For information on organizing a food drive, call Cotton at 352351-8297 or Nelson at 352-867-8901. Ocala Palms Worship Community holds food and clothing drive Frank Horner's truck is used as intermediary transport to IES warehouse. Volunteers include Frank Horner, Gary Nelson, Larry Fleming, Jack Neal (in truck), Craig Cotton, Bob Duby and Gene Jennseen. Sally Mayer arrives with donations. Fairfield Village L ots of things are on the agenda for the month of April in Fairfield Village. There should be plenty to keep most of our neighbors entertained when they are not busy with all the lawn work that has been so evident for the past couple of weeks. Obviously, there are many of us who enjoy working in our yards especially with all the beautiful weather that we have been having. Coming up on Saturday, April 7, there will be a highly anticipated Easter brunch. Because many people will be busy with family and friends on Easter Sunday, the decision was made to have the brunch on Saturday. The menu planned includes scrambled eggs, sliced ham, hash brown potatoes, Danish pastries, orange juice or raspberry mimosas along with coffee. The serving time is set for between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., so there will be plenty of time for all to visit and enjoy a good time with friends. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. Saturday, April 21 is set for a special evening of fun between 5 and 9 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring out the poodle skirts and white buck shoes and head to the clubhouse to enjoy a 50s style sock hop. Music will be provided by Bart Rich; and if previous years are any indication, there should be plenty of fun and lots of good music for everyone to enjoy. The event is being sponsored cooperatively between the Social Activity Committee and the ALL General Manager, Peggy April will be busy Priscilla Geissal Sluss, who has been providing regular activities that have been very well received. On the last Saturday of the month, April 28, the 2012 Spring Yard and Bake Sale will be held by the Fairfield Village SAC. This big event will be held between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be sales at many of our individual homes and special sales in the Clubhouse. Lunch will be served at the Clubhouse for a very reasonable $3. This will include a choice of grilled hamburgers or hot dogs, chips, and a soda. There will be homemade bakery items for sale with free coffee for those purchasing bakery items. Everyone is invited to come and join us for good food, a good time, and some really good bargains available for purchase. All indications are that there will be lots of activity during the month of April, and this will be another time for all of us as well as those who visit our community to see that Fairfield Village really is a lively place filled with lovely people. Loretta Zang, left, and Jean Chapman of Fairfield SAC get some of the many snack items readied for the big Semi-Annual Craft and Yard Sale to be held April 28 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dave and Shirley Hanson's little pottery yard cat looks so real and so "cool" at the same time as he checks out the neighbors behind his fashionable shaded eyewear. A cute little kitty hides in the new ivy planter guarded by the new gnome added to the yard trimmings in Shirley and Dave Hanson's yard. 000B0UN PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 000B0XF LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Tree Trimming Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 11 2Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0ZW 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 effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Personals Errand runner! 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Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLON Available April 1st RAINBOW SPRINGS completely renovated 3BR 2 BA $800. month (352) 465-2022 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Crystal River Homes 9690 W Green Ln 3 bedroom. 2 bath. Energy wise, move in ready, garage, fenced back w/playhouse. 352-563-1341 Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Houses one block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Trucks FORD 2010 F150 Platinum Supercrew, 4x4, 22200 miles, black, leather, navigation, rear view camera, tow package, excellent condition, $12900 wary@netscape.com Trucks L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREEW EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Dunnellon L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREEW EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! W e are now in the season of several religious holidays. The first celebration is the Jewish Passover. Passover begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month of the Hebrew calendar. This date corresponds in the month of March or April as per the Gregorian calendar. Hence, Passover is also considered a spring festival which begins on the night of the full moon after the Vernal Equinox falling on the 14th day of Nisan. Another tradition followed by the Jews is that the Nisan month would not start until the barley gets ripe. Passover this year begins at sundown on April 6 and ends April 13. This is a very sacred Jewish holiday. The first and last days of the Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Its the season for several religious holidays Passover week are considered the most important. In the Orthodox and Conservative Jewish communities, no work is performed on those days. Passover is a Jewish holy day that commemorates the escape of the Hebrew (Israelite) people from enslavement in Egypt. The book of Exodus tells of the 10 plagues that YHWH (God) inflicted upon the Egyptians before Pharaoh would release his Hebrew slaves. The last plague was the killing of all of the firstborn sons, including Pharaohs son. The Hebrew people were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a spring lamb. Upon seeing this mark, the Spirit of the Lord passed over these homes without killing the first born sons hence, the term, Passover. When Pharaoh freed the Israelites, they left in such a hurry; they couldnt wait for the bread to rise. In commemoration of this, during the Passover week, no leavened bread is eaten. In Jewish homes, the Passover Seder (meal) is observed on the first night. This is a very special meal with required foods prepared to be eaten along with the required (4) cups of wine. It is also necessary for a member of the family to recount the story of the Exodus from Egypt. For more on this event in history, read the book of Exodus in the Bible. Good Friday, a Christian observance, is also on April 6. This is the day of remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus. Many churches will have special services on this day. The next religious celebration is the Christian Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday. This year we will celebrate Easter on April 8. The date for this celebration varies each year. In fact, the Eastern Orthodox churches follow a different calendar in marking the day to celebrate Easter. The Eastern Orthodox Easter for 2012 will be observed on April 15. Easter Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The death and burial of Jesus happened after Passover; therefore we celebrate the resurrection after Passover. Easter falls between March 22 and April 25. The complete account of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is recorded in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Whether you celebrate Passover or Resurrection Sunday, we send you best wishes for a year of good health and happiness. Have you really observed the pine trees lately? At this time of the year the pine trees begin putting out yellow sprouts of growth at the tip of the branches. Beginning approximately two weeks before Easter, these small sprouts change their shape and become little crosses. Remember, as the poem says: Only God can make a tree. This Friday the 6th, is the First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Come join your neighbors for an evening of fellowship. Do you have your ticket for the New Pretenders? They will perform at the clubhouse on April 16th. Call Theresa Yoders or Charlotte Payne for tickets ($3). Cheese, crackers, and homemade desserts will be provided. Upcoming Events of the VFW-Post 4781The Men's Auxiliary serves shrimp and wings baskets on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. It is $5 per dinner or two for $10. V-Burgers (two for $2 along with chips) and special beer prices is available on the last Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. On the second Tuesday of the month, the ladies dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This month's dinner includes pork chops, scalloped potatoes, peas, rolls, and dessert for $7. Bingo is played each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available until 1:30. Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Karaoke takes place in the Canteen each Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and each Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. Non-members must be signed in by a Post 4781 member. For information regarding any events, please call 352873-4781. Post #4781 is at State Road 200 and Southweest 110th Street behind Sims Furniture. along with assorted dishes/flatware/glasses / towels and other kitchen and household supplies. Don't forget the upcoming food drive that the veterans are having! They say that all good things must come to an end. In some ways that is true. After two and half years and close to 150 articles, this is my last article. It is now time to allow someone else to tell Stone Creek's story. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many residents of Stone Creek who have allowed me to interview them for articles. There are many, many talented people in Stone Creek and it was a pleasure to meet them and write about them. To my editors, Jim Clark and Michel Northsea thank you for the opportunity to highlight the people and events of Stone Creek! From this experience I have come to realize that the people of Stone Creek are Stone Creek's greatest asset. They are there to help you celebrate and in times of sorrow they are there to comfort and support you. As a community, they are extremely generous to the Ocala community with many, many outreach programs. It has truly been my privilege and honor to write about the Stone Creek Family. Thank you and God bless! CREEK continued from Page 5 Rita, Beth mom and David.

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Ocala Palms........3 Stone Creek........5 Fairfield Village10 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0U7 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 4/27/12 Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000ATG1 Gem Galleria Jewelers for life s special moments Yes we do... www.gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith WALMART Hwy. 200 Ocala 352-291-1467 Crystal River Mall 352-795-1484 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE BC/BS Best of the Best four years in a row FREE PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. EXP 5/1/12 One More Week! BATTERIES 000AZ63 HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm REPAIRS IN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODEL HEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING TEST CLEANING BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID EXPIRES 5/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 All-Day Weekend Features F r i d a y F i s h F r y 1 1 a m t o C l o s e 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. S a t u r d a y C h i c k e n n R i c e 1 1 a m t o C l o s e 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. S u n d a y H o m e s t y l e C h i c k e n 1 1 a m t o C l o s e 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. 000B0TP 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 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. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKWest Marion Business ExpoThe West Marion Business Association held its spring business expo at Circle Square Cultural Center last Thursday. Above, left, Susan Napolitano and Jane Houldsworth describe the services of Visiting Angels to Kathy Abrams of Quail Meadow. Above, right, Jim Martin of The Ranch Spa talks with Mary Jo Raible of Stone Creek. Summary of answers on various topics in District 5 debate Second of two parts By Jim Clark E DITOR The District 5 debate among County Commission candidates produced some discussion on varied topics in the county. Not all candidates answered each question. Here is a summary of the answers of Earl Arnett, Bob Cretul, Pat Gabriel and Butch Verrando. Regarding where there could be cost savings and reductions, Arnett said, Most of the wasteful spending is in administration. We have too much administration and administration is making too high a salary. People who are working on the street are not receiving their fair wage. He added that he had talked with several employees of the county who make comments about way to make things better and that the county does not do what they suggest. But he added, The biggest way of cutting costs is to cut the overhead of administration. About unfunded mandates, Verrando said, Unfunded mandates are not real. If the state government passes down an unfunded mandate, theyre essentially making a law and telling you to figure out how to pay for it. Thats tyranny. Theres no reason the county has to abide by state mandates. He added that the county has too many people. The biggest single expense is payroll. I believe real unemployment is about 20 percent. We in the county are not sharing in some of that pain, but businesses are. Gabriel later added that she wanted smaller, more efficient government, and wanted to see if there were any county departments and positions are redundant. The county has started consolidating different departments. She spoke about the fire department and emergency services being merged, and said there should be consideration of human resources. She said that purchasing departments had been consolidated. Previously all our departments had their own purchasing departments. We pulled together, and this has saved a lot of money. We can do a lot more that way. She added that there could be consolidation with the city (Ocala). There are talks behind the scenes of merging the parks departments. Verrando was asked about a proposed major development at Interstate 75 and County Road 318, north of Ocala. It does exactly what Agenda 21 says they want to do. They want to congregate humans into high density groups, walk to work, walk around, no cars, so that nature has all the available room. Its between Gainesville and Ocala, which means lots of the college professors can come down here and pollute our county with liberals. Verrando added, We have about 14,000 empty houses.. We dont need more empty homes, we dont need apartment buildings, we dont need developers coming in here and doing what theyve been doing. I Please see DEBATE Page 3 PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKSheriffs car showThe annual car show at the Marion County Sheriffs Office off U.S. 27 Saturday attracted vehicles of all sizes and shapes. At t he left is John Birds 1947 Ford coupe with Tweety Bird under the wiper. At the right isa DeLorean from 1983, owned by Jim Griner of Fort McCoy. Back to the Future, anyone ? More photos on Page 12. More photos from car show PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThis 1950 Chevy convertible was the best in show winner last year. PHOTO BY RON RATNERAs the show opened, this line of vehicles was ready for the spectators. This old highway patrol car had quite a passenger in the back seat.PHOTO BY RON RATNER PHOTO BY RON RATNERRich Andrews with the Sheriff's Foundation was flipping charbroil burgers for lunch. 000B1IK MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! Three nutritious, chefprepared meals a day A full calendar of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities Complimentary shuttle service Exclusive travel program Weekly housekeeping and linen service Fitness room or exercise equipment Billiards lounge and game room Pets warmly welcomed TV and media room with Nintendo Wii Private dining room for special occasions Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE!



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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Ocala Palms........3 Stone Creek........5 Fairfield Village10 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012 Happenings Page 4 PuzzlesPage 912Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0U7 Where every service is an experience Where every service is an experience STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 FULL SERVICE SALON 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 Hair & Nails Hair & Nails 15% OFF ANY SERVICE For New Clients Only Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 4/27/12 Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000A TG1 Gem Galleria Jewelers for life s special moments Yes we do... www.gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith WALMART Hwy. 200 Ocala 352-291-1467 Crystal River Mall 352-795-1484 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE BC/BS Best of the Best four years in a row FREE PREMIUM ZINC BA TTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT LIMIT 2 P ACKS PER VISIT EXP 5/1/12 One More Week! BATTERIES 000AZ63 HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm REPAIRS IN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODEL HEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING TEST CLEANING BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID EXPIRES 5/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 All-Day Weekend Features Friday Fish Fry 11 am to Close 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 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 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. 000B0TP Daily Dinner Features 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 Every Day Every Day Theres Something Different Theres Something Different To Look Forward To. To Look Forward To. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKWest Marion Business ExpoThe West Marion Business Association held its spring business expo at Circle Square Cultural Center last Thursday. Above, left, Susan Napolitano and Jane Houldsworth describe the services of Visiting Angels to Kathy Abrams of Quail Meadow. Above, right, Jim Martin of The Ranch Spa talks with Mary Jo Raible of Stone Creek. Summary of answers on various topics in District 5 debate Second of two partsBy Jim Clark EDITORThe District 5 debate among County Commission candidates produced some discussion on varied topics in the county. Not all candidates answered each question. Here is a summary of the answers of Earl Arnett, Bob Cretul, Pat Gabriel and Butch Verrando. Regarding where there could be cost savings and reductions, Arnett said, Most of the wasteful spending is in administration. We have too much administration and administration is making too high a salary. People who are working on the street are not receiving their fair wage. He added that he had talked with several employees of the county who make comments about way to make things better and that the county does not do what they suggest. But he added, The biggest way of cutting costs is to cut the overhead of administration. About unfunded mandates, Verrando said, Unfunded mandates are not real. If the state government passes down an unfunded mandate, theyre essentially making a law and telling you to figure out how to pay for it. Thats tyranny. Theres no reason the county has to abide by state mandates. He added that the county has too many people. The biggest single expense is payroll. I believe real unemployment is about 20 percent. We in the county are not sharing in some of that pain, but businesses are. Gabriel later added that she wanted smaller, more efficient government, and wanted to see if there were any county departments and positions are redundant. The county has started consolidating different departments. She spoke about the fire department and emergency services being merged, and said there should be consideration of human resources. She said that purchasing departments had been consolidated. Previously all our departments had their own purchasing departments. We pulled together, and this has saved a lot of money. We can do a lot more that way. She added that there could be consolidation with the city (Ocala). There are talks behind the scenes of merging the parks departments. Verrando was asked about a proposed major development at Interstate 75 and County Road 318, north of Ocala. It does exactly what Agenda 21 says they want to do. They want to congregate humans into high density groups, walk to work, walk around, no cars, so that nature has all the available room. Its between Gainesville and Ocala, which means lots of the college professors can come down here and pollute our county with liberals. Verrando added, We have about 14,000 empty houses.. We dont need more empty homes, we dont need apartment buildings, we dont need developers coming in here and doing what theyve been doing. I Please see DEBATE Page 3 PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKSheriffs car showThe annual car show at the Marion County Sheriffs Office off U.S. 27 Saturday attracted vehicles of all sizes and shapes. At t he left is John Birds 1947 Ford coupe with Tweety Bird under the wiper. At the right isa DeLorean from 1983, owned by Jim Griner of Fort McCoy. Back to the Future, anyone? More photos on Page 12. More photos from car show PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThis 1950 Chevy convertible was the best in show winner last year. PHOTO BY RON RATNERAs the show opened, this line of vehicles was ready for the spectators. This old highway patrol car had quite a passenger in the back seat.PHOTO BY RON RATNER PHOTO BY RON RATNERRich Andrews with the Sheriff's Foundation was flipping charbroil burgers for lunch. 000B1IK MARION WOODS Independent Retir ement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! Three nutritious, chefprepared meals a day A full calendar of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities Complimentary shuttle service Exclusive travel program Weekly housekeeping and linen service Fitness room or exercise equipment Billiards lounge and game room Pets warmly welcomed TV and media room with Nintendo Wii Private dining room for special occasions Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE!

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0ZW T O PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD, CALL T oll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDA Y THROUGH FRIDA Y 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLA TIONSAll ads require prepayment. W e accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisement s may be canceled as soon as result s are obt ained. Y ou will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the p aper 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 effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Cards Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 P ersonals Errand runner!Retired county teacher, female, available for driving vehicles north, taking care of errands. Great driving record. References.352-207-3929 Prof essional INSURANCE AGENTS220 or 440 Licensed Insurance Agents needed Immediate openings for Sales Producer or Customer Service Representative. Full time or Pt time possibilities. Great Salary, benes & bonuses. Email resume to Tracy Fero tfero@feroinsurance. com or call 352-422-2160 Es t ate Sales EST A TE SALE Sat, April 7th 8 to 2 NO EARL Y BIRDS hshld fur n, jewelry, lots of great items 5801-5787 SW 60TH Fair field V illage M edical Equipment Fully Raised Massaging Lift Chair Like New Cond. $200 (352)209-4073 Sporting Goods 40 Acr es/Levy Co.Hunting Property Camper, Pond, Feeders, Plots, Stands Blinds $75,000. (352) 593-0335 W anted to Buy Ca$h for Old Stuf fCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info(352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 M obile Homes In P ark Oasis Mobile Home Park, Inverness FL2 bedroom. 2 bath. 14x60 Fully Furnished Manatee Mobile Home. Carport, Screen room, and Shed. Has roof over and remodelled kitchen and baths. Virtually everything furnished. Parking behind M/H for trailer or boat. Excellent Shape. Great low rent park. $ 12000. Call 815 986 4510 or cell 815 298 2964. Rent: Houses Unfurnished DUNNELLONA vailable April 1st RAINBOW SPRINGS completely renovated 3BR 2 BA $800. month(352) 465-2022 Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Cr ys t al Riv er Homes 9690 W Green Ln 3 bedroom. 2 bath. Energy wise, move in ready, garage, fenced back w/playhouse. 352-563-1341 Dunnellon 10 ACRES w/2 Housesone block, one doublewide. $175K 352-854-5564 352-465-2159 V ehicles W anted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 V ehicles W anted WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPer fect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No pr oblem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 T rucks FORD2010 F150 Platinum Supercrew, 4x4, 22200 miles, black, leather, navigation, rear view camera, tow package, excellent condition, $12900 wary@netscape.com T rucks LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREEWEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! Dunnellon LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREEWEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! We are now in the season of several religious holidays. The first celebration is the Jewish Passover. Passover begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month of the Hebrew calendar. This date corresponds in the month of March or April as per the Gregorian calendar. Hence, Passover is also considered a spring festival which begins on the night of the full moon after the Vernal Equinox falling on the 14th day of Nisan. Another tradition followed by the Jews is that the Nisan month would not start until the barley gets ripe. Passover this year begins at sundown on April 6 and ends April 13. This is a very sacred Jewish holiday. The first and last days of the Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Its the season for several religious holidays Passover week are considered the most important. In the Orthodox and Conservative Jewish communities, no work is performed on those days. Passover is a Jewish holy day that commemorates the escape of the Hebrew (Israelite) people from enslavement in Egypt. The book of Exodus tells of the 10 plagues that YHWH (God) inflicted upon the Egyptians before Pharaoh would release his Hebrew slaves. The last plague was the killing of all of the firstborn sons, including Pharaohs son. The Hebrew people were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a spring lamb. Upon seeing this mark, the Spirit of the Lord passed over these homes without killing the first born sons hence, the term, Passover. When Pharaoh freed the Israelites, they left in such a hurry; they couldnt wait for the bread to rise. In commemoration of this, during the Passover week, no leavened bread is eaten. In Jewish homes, the Passover Seder (meal) is observed on the first night. This is a very special meal with required foods prepared to be eaten along with the required (4) cups of wine. It is also necessary for a member of the family to recount the story of the Exodus from Egypt. For more on this event in history, read the book of Exodus in the Bible. Good Friday, a Christian observance, is also on April 6. This is the day of remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus. Many churches will have special services on this day. The next religious celebration is the Christian Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday. This year we will celebrate Easter on April 8. The date for this celebration varies each year. In fact, the Eastern Orthodox churches follow a different calendar in marking the day to celebrate Easter. The Eastern Orthodox Easter for 2012 will be observed on April 15. Easter Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The death and burial of Jesus happened after Passover; therefore we celebrate the resurrection after Passover. Easter falls between March 22 and April 25. The complete account of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is recorded in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Whether you celebrate Passover or Resurrection Sunday, we send you best wishes for a year of good health and happiness. Have you really observed the pine trees lately? At this time of the year the pine trees begin putting out yellow sprouts of growth at the tip of the branches. Beginning approximately two weeks before Easter, these small sprouts change their shape and become little crosses. Remember, as the poem says: Only God can make a tree. This Friday, the 6th, is the First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Come join your neighbors for an evening of fellowship. Do you have your ticket for the New Pretenders? They will perform at the clubhouse on April 16th. Call Theresa Yoders or Charlotte Payne for tickets ($3). Cheese, crackers, and homemade desserts will be provided. Upcoming Events of the VFW-Post 4781The Men's Auxiliary serves shrimp and wings baskets on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. It is $5 per dinner or two for $10. V-Burgers (two for $2 along with chips) and special beer prices is available on the last Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. On the second Tuesday of the month, the ladies dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This month's dinner includes pork chops, scalloped potatoes, peas, rolls, and dessert for $7. Bingo is played each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available until 1:30. Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Karaoke takes place in the Canteen each Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and each Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. Non-members must be signed in by a Post 4781 member. For information regarding any events, please call 352873-4781. Post #4781 is at State Road 200 and Southweest 110th Street behind Sims Furniture. along with assorted dishes/flatware/glasses / towels and other kitchen and household supplies. Don't forget the upcoming food drive that the veterans are having! They say that all good things must come to an end. In some ways that is true. After two and half years and close to 150 articles, this is my last article. It is now time to allow someone else to tell Stone Creek's story. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many residents of Stone Creek who have allowed me to interview them for articles. There are many, many talented people in Stone Creek and it was a pleasure to meet them and write about them. To my editors, Jim Clark and Michel Northsea thank you for the opportunity to highlight the people and events of Stone Creek! From this experience I have come to realize that the people of Stone Creek are Stone Creek's greatest asset. They are there to help you celebrate and in times of sorrow they are there to comfort and support you. As a community, they are extremely generous to the Ocala community with many, many outreach programs. It has truly been my privilege and honor to write about the Stone Creek Family. Thank you and God bless! CREEKcontinued from Page 5 Rita, Beth mom and David.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim 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 Messengeroffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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The merger is not going to affect the response time except for about 30 seconds, but we have lowered our response time by taking over EMSA. Asked about the landfill, Cretul was asked about the county coming up with only a 35-year temporary fix. I think we need to start the educational process for the young people who are a little more concerned about the environment because they are the ones who are going to live in it. Cretul also emphasized accountability in government. We all must be accountable for our actions. If youre doing your job, youre OK. If youre not doing your job, we have to talk. If youre overpaid and youre turning into a burden, we have to talk. Maybe, its sorry sir, but maybe you just have to go away. The debate was one of a series conducted by Tea Party Solutions, which meets Monday evenings at Berean Baptist Church. A spokesman said the next debate will be held later in April and will center around the sheriffs race. DE B A T Econtinued from Page 1 Recently, the Ocala Palms Worship Community sponsored a food and clothing drive to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services in support of Interfaiths Bring the Harvest Home program. The church has held multiple drives through the past years specifically for IES and the response of the Ocala Palms residents has been positive and very generous. An Interfaith truck, staffed by volunteers from the church, was in the Clubhouse parking lot. The volunteers, coordinated by Craig Cotton and Gary Nelson, were on hand to load the truck and offer assistance. By days end, a record 7,730 pounds of clothing and food had been donated for distribution to IES clients. Cotton and Nelson, volunteers for Interfaiths Bring the Harvest Home program, challenge other Marion County retirement communities (who are not presently involved) to participate in this rewarding program. For information on organizing a food drive, call Cotton at 352351-8297 or Nelson at 352-867-8901. Ocala Palms Worship Community holds food and clothing drive Frank Horner's truck is used as intermediary transport to IES warehouse. Volunteers include Frank Horner, Gary Nelson, Larry Fleming, Jack Neal (in truck), Craig Cotton, Bob Duby and Gene Jennseen. Sally Mayer arrives with donations. Fairfield Village Lots of things are on the agenda for the month of April in Fairfield Village. There should be plenty to keep most of our neighbors entertained when they are not busy with all the lawn work that has been so evident for the past couple of weeks. Obviously, there are many of us who enjoy working in our yards especially with all the beautiful weather that we have been having. Coming up on Saturday, April 7, there will be a highly anticipated Easter brunch. Because many people will be busy with family and friends on Easter Sunday, the decision was made to have the brunch on Saturday. The menu planned includes scrambled eggs, sliced ham, hash brown potatoes, Danish pastries, orange juice or raspberry mimosas along with coffee. The serving time is set for between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., so there will be plenty of time for all to visit and enjoy a good time with friends. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. Saturday, April 21 is set for a special evening of fun between 5 and 9 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring out the poodle skirts and white buck shoes and head to the clubhouse to enjoy a 50s style sock hop. Music will be provided by Bart Rich; and if previous years are any indication, there should be plenty of fun and lots of good music for everyone to enjoy. The event is being sponsored cooperatively between the Social Activity Committee and the ALL General Manager, Peggy April will be busy Priscilla Geissal Sluss, who has been pro viding regular activities that have been ver y well received. On the last Saturday of the month, April 28, the 2012 Spring Y ard and Bake Sale will be held by the F airfield V illage SAC. This big event will be held between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be sales at many of our individual homes and special sales in the Clubhouse. Lunch will be ser ved at the Clubhouse for a ver y reasonable $3. This will include a choice of grilled hamburgers or hot dogs, chips, and a soda. There will be homemade baker y items for sale with free cof fee for those purchasing baker y items. Ever yone is invited to come and join us for good food, a good time, and some really good bar gains available for pur chase. All indications are that there will be lots of activity during the month of April, and this will be another time for all of us as well as those who visit our community to see that F airfield V illage really is a lively place filled with lovely people. Loretta Zang, left, and Jean Chapman of Fairfield SAC get some of the many snack items readied for the big Semi-Annual Craft and Yard Sale to be held April 28 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dave and Shirley Hanson's little pottery yard cat looks so real and so "cool" at the same time as he checks out the neighbors behind his fashionable shaded eyewear. A cute little kitty hides in the new ivy planter guarded by the new gnome added to the yard trimmings in Shirley and Dave Hanson's yard. 000B0UN PLUMBING EP A Lead Certification #NA T -1 13266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated P lumbing and Pipe F r om Ba thr oom R emodeling to Fixing Leak y F aucets, and installing Bliss W alk-in T ubs Residential and Commercial 000B0XF LA WN/HOME Ro ys La w n & Home Services Full Pr operty Maintenance T r ee T rimming Sod Installations Pr essur e W ashing F REE E STIMA TES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444

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Wednesday, April 4 Bonsai exhibit and classesThe Master The Possibilities (MTP) Education Center and the Marion Bonsai Society will host their 5th annual exhibit. The exhibit will open on Wednesday, April 4 at 9 a.m., and close on Friday, April 6 at noon, at the MTP main lobby, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala (On Top Of the World). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon on Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Classes and Demonstrations are offered on Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. (Basics of the art of Bonsai) and Thursday, April 5, at 1 p.m. (Bonsai Demonstration). To register for these classes go to www.masterthepossibilities.com or call 352-854-3699 or visit the MTP office.Saturday, April 7 Chess Club to meetThe Chess Club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Passover seder scheduledCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Passover seder on the second night of the holiday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at the Arbor Club Ballroom at On Top of the World Southwest 94th Street, Ocala. The seder will be conducted mainly in English with participation from those present. Sonia Peterson will be leading. The traditional Passover fare consists of a beef, chicken or fish entre and the cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Reservations are requested by March 31 to Estelle by calling 352-237-8277. Congregation Beth Israel is a progressive, inclusive, contemporary Jewish community under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. Visit our website: bethisraelocala.org or email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com.Miskhan congregation to celebrate PassoverThe public is invited to attend a Passover celebration offering teachings for all. Learn about your roots while enjoying dinner, praise music and the use of symbolic items. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. on April 7 at the Mishkan Congregation. Call for reservations, 352-687-4434.Sunday, April 8 Easter Sunday at Christs ChurchChrist's Church of Marion County invites you to join us on Easter Sunday. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. with two classes available. Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. featuring the choir's Easter presentation "Jesus, I Love You." Following this service is our monthly Friendship Fellowship Luncheon with a potluck of Easter specialties and socializing for all to enjoy.Thursday, April 12 Air Force Association changes meetingThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its April chapter meeting one week early on the second Thursday of the month, April 12. The time will be 7 p.m. and the location is the same, the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Any questions call Mike Emig 352-854-8328. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, April 14 Methodist Men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, April 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St,, Ocala look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Garage, bake sale at Christs ChurchChrist's Church of Marion County suggests that somebody's trasn can become your treasure. Please visit our garage sale and bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Fashion show scheduled"April In Paris" Fashion Show luncheon sponsored by Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will be held April 14, 11a.m. to 2 p.m., at On Top Of the World Arbor Club. Fashions will be presented by Belks. Tickets are $20. Please contact Alicia 352-237-9956 or Bert 352-8611585.Authors invited to ExpoThe Marion County Public Library System invites writers from Marion and adjacent counties to participate in the 2012 Author Expo, to be held Saturday, April 14, at its Headquarters-Ocala location. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library, the event will provide a forum for local poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights to network and sell their books. The event is open to all authors in Marion, Lake, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter counties. Space is limited; prospective authors must apply by March 16 to participate. Registration includes a $10 fee in lieu of a percentage of book sales on the day of the event. For application guidelines and forms, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or www.friendsoftheocalalibrary.org, or stop by the Headquarters-Ocala location at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. For more information, call 352671-8551.Golf tourney to benefit United wayCenturyLink will host a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Saturday, April 14. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be at the Ocala Municipal Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd, beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $260 per team. Entry deadline is April 6. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $125 per hole without a team or $100 with a team. Presenting sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorship or registration, call Teresa Feather at 352-368-8825. Artists on display at Circle SquareLocal artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek and other communities in Ocala showcase their masterpieces at this annual art expo on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Works include paintings, sculptures, stained glass, portrait sketches, clay jewelry, metal artwork, watercolors and much more. Enjoy live entertainment by the Paul De Ritter Duo as during the expo. This event is free and open to the public. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information, visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call On Top of the Worlds Health and Recreation Office at 352-854-8707 Ext. 7530.Sunday, April 15 Southern Express in concertThe Southern Express Orchestra from Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as show unes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550.Thursday, April 19 Rotary golf tournament setThe Ocala Rotary Club is hosting its 22nd annual golf tournament at the Ocala Golf Club on Thursday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds Benefit the Marion County Youth at the Discovery Science Center and other Rotary Charities. The cost is $85 per player for a four person scramble, shotgun start which includes, lunch, golf and drinks. Prizes will be awarded after play for longest drive, closest to the pin, top teams and hole in one. Entry deadline is April 17 at 5 p.m. Contact Kay Kelly at 352-732-7080 for more information. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AW23 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 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 5/31/12 Expries 5/31/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000AYCJ Thomas Markham Pastor Christian Life Assembly of God is located at 9644 SW Hwy. 484 (near SR 200), Ocala, FL 34481 For information call 352-237-6950 Join us for Easter Week services at Christian Life Assembly of God to experience the greatest story ever told. There will be the presence of the Holy Spirit, beautiful music, an inspiring message, and lots of friendly people. On Palm Sunday morning, April 1, Kevin and Cherie Daniels will be our music and ministry guests. Service begins at 10:45 On Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 P.M. we will observe Communion On Easter Sunday morning, April 8 at 10:45, we will present The Thorn Experience, a story of the love, sacrifice, and hope of Easter. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0ON 000AYME 000AUCS VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 000AZ5R John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000AO92 Read the classifieds Stone Creek Last Saturday, the Reunion Center was transformed into a gala ballroom for an evening of celebration with the new piano. The evening featured David Leighton on the piano and Cantor Kim Komrad singing. Music included Chopin, Puccini and other great composers. There was a special medley of six songs written by Celestine Akins, mother of Allen who lives at Stone Creek. Celestine wrote poetry and songs. None of her works were ever published. The songs were on paper and the melodies she kept in her head. Allen, upon his retirement, decided to write the sheet music to Celestine's songs. He has now completed 14 of his mother's songs. Celestine is age 86 and her husband Tommy is 91 and they have been married for 71 years. It was a great evening for all but a truly special one for Celestine as she heard her songs and music played for the first time. Beth and Karl Mueller and their volunteers provided homemade truffles, succulent strawberries and champagne. Beth was able to decorate the tables with beautiful red roses which were donated Artistic Flowers. Artistic Flowers also donated corsages and a bouquet of roses for Kim. It was truly an evening to remember and many of the guests were dressed in formal wear. President, Rita Singer of the Culture Vultures who sponsored the event, thanked the many residents and Pulte over the last nine months to make a dream a reality. The Stone Creek Veterans Club has successfully completed their second month of donation deliveries to the newly renovated Ritz Hotel now called Veterans Village/Ocala. This latest March delivery consisted of five truckloads of donated furniture/supplies to outfit the 36 apartments at the Village. Donations included an almost new exercise treadmill, four TV sets, a dining room table and six chairs, a half dozen each lamps and pictures, Celebrating the new piano Patricia Gizzi Celestine Akins listens to Kim Komrad sing one of her songs. Please see CREEK, Page 11 FAMILY FEATURES Easter is a time for honored family traditions. From Easter hats, egg hunts and meals shared with those you love, each celebration creates its own special memories. Here are ways to bring some familiar flavors to the Easter table in a whole new way, including savory Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin, a family favorite from Tamie J. of Prosper, Texas, last years Grand Prize Winner in the Spreading SmuckersTraditions Recipe Contest; as well as sweet Citrus Apple Tart, a favorite dish from the Smucker family cookbook. These easy, delicious recipes can be made or prepared in advance, leav ing more time to enjoy your familys cherished traditions. For more Easter recipes to help your family celebrate, visit www.smuckers.com.Strawberry Spring SaladPrep Time: 10 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1/2 cup SmuckersStrawberry Syrup 2 tablespoons CriscoPure Canola Oil 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 5-ounce package spring salad greens or other salad greens mix 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 tangerine or small orange, peeled, seeded, cut into bite-size pieces 12 strawberries, sliced vertically 1/4 cup sunflower kernels 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled Combine syrup, oil and vinegar to make vinaigrette. Whisk until blended. Place salad greens, green onion, orange pieces, strawberries and sun flower kernels in a large salad bowl. Add vinaigrette. Toss lightly. Crumble blue cheese over top. Serve immediately.Triple Berry Baked BriePrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 12 servings 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 1/3 cup SmuckersOrchards FinestNorthwest Triple Berry Preserves 8 ounces round baby wheel brie cheese 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or pecans 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water Assorted crackers, pear slices and/or apple slices Heat oven to 400F. Unfold puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll gently to seal any cracks in pastry. Spoon preserves onto center of pastry. Place cheese on top of preserves. Sprinkle evenly with nuts. Fold pastry up over the cheese to cover. Trim excess pastry and press to seal seams. Reserve pastry scraps. Whisk egg and water in small bowl. Brush seams with egg mixture. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Cut pastry scraps into decorative shapes and arrange on top, if desired. Brush with egg mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with crackers and sliced fruit.Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork TenderloinCook Time: 4 hours Prep Time: 20 minutes Yield: 8 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds pork tenderloin 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1 cup chicken broth 1 10-ounce jar SmuckersSweet Orange Marmalade 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 cloves garlic 1 large onion, sliced 1 package fresh mushroom caps 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown tender loin on all sides. In blender, mix teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, orange marmalade, fresh ginger, brown sugar and garlic. Blend until a smooth sauce. Put browned tenderloin into slow cooker. Slice onion and add to slow cooker. Add mushrooms, pepper, salt and pepper flakes. Cover with the teriyaki sauce mixture. Cook on high for about 4 hours. Turn tenderloin a couple of times while cooking. When done, remove the tender loin and let rest for about 10 min utes. To serve, slice diagonally and pour sauce, mushrooms and onions over top. Citrus Apple TartPrep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 9-inch single Classic CriscoPie Crust 4 medium Granny Smith apples (about 2 pounds) 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, diced 1/4 cup SmuckersSweet Orange Marmalade OR SmuckersOrganic Orange Marmalade Prepare recipe for single crust pie. Roll out dough, place in a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press to fit without stretching dough. Trim edges even with tart pan. Chill until ready to fill. Heat oven to 350F. Peel and core apples. Cut in half, end-to-end. Slice apples crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add apple slices and toss to coat. Randomly place about 1/2 of apples into bottom of crust in two layers, cutting apples as necessary to fill all gaps. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, April 4, 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 Should community colleges have sports? Celebrating another year Every week, most newspapers carry a little item on the top of the front page that lists the volume number and issue number. Its something that hardly anyone pays attention to as they go through the pages. We do the same thing here at theMessenger, but today its worth noting the numbers. Todays newspaper is Volume 5, No. 1, which means we are starting our fifth year of publication with the newspaper. The paper serves various communities north of State Road 200, extending all the way to U.S. Highway 27 and even a little bit beyond. The paper is an offshoot of theSouth Marion Citizen, which serves the State Road 200 Corridor and areas south of that. We thank you for supporting us for the completed years, and hope that the readers and advertisers will continue to do so. We have regular correspondents in two of our communities, Fairfield Village and Quail Meadow, and a vacancy has just popped up in Stone Creek. (Anyone who lives there and wants to do it, just give us a call). The newspaper would not be what it is without the efforts of these dedicated volunteers. Various folks from Ocala Palms submit items to us, but we are still looking for someone there to take over coordination of the submissions. Its easy for them to fall by the wayside when they are coming in from multiple sources and are not all labeled the same. So we hope that the folks in Ocala Palms can get together and find a way to have one person submitting all the items, as is done at all the other communities in both newspapers. We compliment previous editor Michel Northsea, currently office coordinator, whose work helped make the paper as good as it is. We hope you will all continue to support us. So please keep an eye on that volume number, and hopefully we can watch it grow. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters One (1) Mill Property Tax, A Travesty to Homeowners A couple of things happened this past week regarding Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC). First, I ran into Butch Verrando, a Republican, Tea Party member outside the Friendship Public Library. I presume he was wanting enough names to get on the ballot, he never told me so. I asked him his position regarding MRMC and it was soon apparent he had no experience with hospital management or funding. He felt it should be sold. I'm not endorsing anyone but Pat Gabriel seems to know what needs to be done by the County Commission and in particular, what will affect those of us living in the 200 Corridor. Second, comes the article regarding a one (1) mill fee on homeowners to help support MRMC. After reading this, I realize we're far from a resolution. Right now, homeowners are bearing the greater part of the tax burden of financing Marion County. To add a one mill, or $1 per assessed $1,000 of property value to finance a 10-year bond against homeowners, is tantamount to going to the same well over and over again. Don't people realize a great portion of homeowners in Ocala are senior citizens living on a fixed income? It seems the great generation is still carrying the burden for the "let someone else do it generation." What about those freeloaders who pay no taxes, nor pay for any type of health care, and have multiple babies by multiple parents, plus don't work and feel the world owes them something. But they can buy booze and cigarettes. These people go to a hospital and the welfare department and expect to be taken care of, now. Granted the 1/2 cent sales tax would not garner as much money for MRMC, but a sales tax is equitable to all residents of Marion County, plus what we get from tourists. It appears we're still grasping at straws. I've had great respect for the hospital board. Steve Purvis and his staff are doing a great job. Kulbar Ghumman on many occasions has shown great empathy and spoken eloquently on behalf of MRMC. Probably the worst members on the hospital board are lawyers, as they always look out for number one, themselves. Finally, I also heard, those of us on Social Security are receiving "entitlements." You are absolutely right, we are "entitled" to getting our own money back we invested for 60 to 70 years, plus its accrued interest, in my case for 64 years. When I turned 16 years old in 1947, I started paying social security as well as income tax. Franklin Roosevelt developed Social Security to insure those people reaching retirement age, would have a comfortable income. It was a Social Security fund only, not a discretionary fund to be raided by the Republicans and put in the general fund. Don't forget the key word here is "Security." As I said earlier, each year thereafter I paid into the fund. After I got out of the navy after serving during the Korean War, and as I made more money, I always paid the maximum, and my money accrued interest. You people out there who are uninformed don't realize, that we, the last of the great generation, were paying into our retirement fund long before you were born. Plain and simple. President Obama is trying to do the same for health care for those who not now have health care and having to be carried by those of us who do. Yep folks, Social Security was required and thank God it was, just as President Obama is tryReader 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 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) 000AEUE 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev Matthew W alter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Chur ch 000A1LU 000AETV is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pmOCALA GOLF CART SUPERCENTER People Driven 6-V T605only$499 8-V T875only$599 12-V T1275only$639 6-V P2000only$469 HOME OF THE GREA T DEALS 10% DISCOUNTto V eterans (labor & parts)SAME DA Y SERVICEFree Pick-Up within 10 miles only $4,295 was $4,795Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from2009 Club Car Precedent2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standardonly $4,995 was $5,995Quality Used Carts as low as only $1,995 000B1IC CANADIAN MEDS 000B0ZT Quality Medications, Low Prices WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th A ve., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE MA TCH COMPE TITOR PRICES On RX Drugs Many years ago when I was working in Palatka, being a sports fan, I used to go to the basketball games at St. Johns River Junior College, which become a community college and is now a college. I often wondered why a community college had so many out-of-town players. Those questions cropped up again when I moved to Ocala. One time I looked at Central Florida Community Colleges roster, and there were several players from Russia. I sarcastically asked, What community are they serving Minsk? Now comes the word that because of equality and other issues, St. Johns is dropping basketball. The Vikings, as they are called, are keeping some other sports, but basketball (they only had a mens team) is falling by the wayside. To me that brings up the question: Do our community colleges really need to have interscholastic sports? I know, they are not community colleges in name any more, but in theory they still serve specific geographic areas. Take a look at the basketball teams of the College of Central Florida for the season just concluded. The men had only one local player, from Ocala Forest. They had two from London (as in England) and a bunch of others from around the state and U.S. Likewise, the women had only one local player, from Trinity Catholic. They had one from Sweden, and some from several places around the U.S., including one from my old stomping grounds in New Jersey, where they spelled the name of her town (Paterson) and the name of her high school (Paramus Catholic) wrong on the website roster. These colleges, with the majority of their degrees being of the two-year variety, were originally conceived as an alternative to four-year schools, both in availability and cost. But many of their sports have turned into farm teams for the major universities. Players are at the school for one or two years to hone their skills, or their grades, and then transfer to a four -year school, where they are not subject to the NC AA s transfer r ule of sitting out for a season. One thing St. Johns is doing is taking some of the money saved and turning it into academic scholarships for minority students. Shouldn t other schools do the same? Im all for athletics, but it should not be a reason for giving a student a free ride at a local college. Let more students with academic prowess get the financial help even if they don t play basketball, baseball or whatever This is not an issue that the local schools should be deciding. This is something that, on a statewide level, legislators say should be changed. Leave the athletics to the bigger state four -year schools and universities. Let our local colleges do what they were intended to do, bridge the gap for deser ving students in the community Or if the athletics continue, make the eligibility the same as high school you play for the school in your district. One of the worst things that was done in the past couple of years when the local colleges started giving four -year degrees was the changing of the name, dropping the word community from the title. Where is it written that a school can t be a community college and still offer degrees? R estore the name community college, and emphasize that these schools should ser ve their communities, not England, Sweden or R ussia, or even New Jersey .Jim Clark is the editor of the W est Mar ion Messenger He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger .com or at 352-854-3986. ing to see that all Americans have health care. W e had huge success with Social Security so what's to prevent Obama's health care program from being successful. I really think it's due to the generation gap between the "great generation" and the more uninformed present day permissive generation. Y ou know those of us who are part of the last great generation are still supporting the present day generation in one way or another Maybe, ever yone should be required to buy a home so they could be tax ed the one mill for the next 10 years, pay their fair share and then it would be more equitable. By the way here in Florida, I helped bring Medicare to life in 1965 and the public said it would never work, but it has, quite successfully Having spent my life in the health care and not-for -profit fields as well as lobbying the Florida and Georgia legislatures, worked for the House of R epresentatives, ser ved on an advisor y committee to Governor Zell Miller of Georgia, and ser ving on P resident K ennedy's Inaugural Committee, I guess you might say I've been around a bit. But this is not about me, it's about Marion County and MRMC,and its wants and needs. MRMC needs our help and we should all want to help "our hospital." by spreading that responsibility equitably throughout our area. Bill Ford Oak Run Please see LETTER, Page 7 LETTERcontinued from Page 6 By Dr. Nathan GrossmanSome rumors have been circulating that the Marion County Health Department is closing. Nothing could be further from the truth. The recently announced partnership between the health department and Heart of Florida Health Center will produce better, more comprehensive care for the departments current patients. The centers mission is to improve the overall health status of Marion County residents. That is well-aligned with the health department mission: to protect and proHealth Department open for business and here to stay mote the health of county residents. Weve partnered with Heart of Florida for a number of years already. Combining services just makes sense. We will strengthen Heart of Florida, as many functions that remain at the health department will help the center provide their patients better access to specialized care. Heart of Florida will strengthen us, as their main mission is primary care. We are both working hard to make the transition as seamless to our patients as possible. Public health is much more than primary care. We will still link people to needed health services a core public health function and we will do that through Heart of Florida. Other public health functions remain. Here are a just a few: Immunizations. The department provides immunizations and tuberculosis testing, some at no cost, to protect the community from vaccine-preventable diseases. Maternity. We provide pregnancy testing, routine prenatal care for women delivering in Ocala and high-risk prenatal care for women delivering at Shands Health Care. Healthy Start. This program provides access to medical services, education, and counseling for pregnant women and children up to age 3. School Health. Registered nurses at Marion County Public Schools help care for children with complex needs, perform health screenings, teach health classes and train school staff members. WIC and Nutrition. The Women, Infants and Children program provides foods, counseling, and other services at the departments main building in Ocala and at community clinics. The nutrition program provides medical nutrition therapy. Family Planning. Women under age 55 can get annual exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and treatment for minor GYN problems. Social Services. We help fight the spread of HIV and AIDS through testing, counseling and case management. Programs for these and other sexually transmitted diseases are discreet. Dental Clinic. The clinic provides fillings, cleanings and extractions, as well as emergency dental care for children from birth to age 17. Some dental services are provided for adults. Communicable Disease. Tuberculosis, hepatitis, rabies and other communicable diseases are a critical public health concern. We provide testing for these diseases and work to prevent their spread. Environmental Health. We investigate animal bites and alert the public to help control the spread of rabies. We inspect wells and septic systems and regulate food service operations and small drinking water systems. Vital Statistics Birth certificates for anyone born within the state from 1930 to the present are available, and certificates for deaths that occurred in Marion County from 2006 to present. Public Health Preparedness. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and emergency planning help ensure that people with special medical needs are sheltered. Health Education. We educate the community on chronic diseases and related risk factors; the causes and impacts of vehicle, water and home injuries; and on the benefits of sexual abstinence. The Marion County Health Department works to protect and promote the health of county residents in many ways, and we are here to stay. Our partnership with Heart of Florida will make both agencies stronger and result in better access to primary care for the countys most vulnerable people.Dr. Nathan Grossman is director of the Marion County Health Department. Guest Column Christs Church of Marion County scheduleWednesday, April 4: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8: Easter Sunday. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck Luncheon following the Worship Service. Tuesday, April 10: Mens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14: Garage and Bake Sale, 8:30 a.m to 2 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, April 4, 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 Should community colleges have sports? Celebrating another year Every week, most newspapers carry a little item on the top of the front page that lists the volume number and issue number. Its something that hardly anyone pays attention to as they go through the pages. We do the same thing here at theMessenger, but today its worth noting the numbers. Todays newspaper is Volume 5, No. 1, which means we are starting our fifth year of publication with the newspaper. The paper serves various communities north of State Road 200, extending all the way to U.S. Highway 27 and even a little bit beyond. The paper is an offshoot of theSouth Marion Citizen, which serves the State Road 200 Corridor and areas south of that. We thank you for supporting us for the completed years, and hope that the readers and advertisers will continue to do so. We have regular correspondents in two of our communities, Fairfield Village and Quail Meadow, and a vacancy has just popped up in Stone Creek. (Anyone who lives there and wants to do it, just give us a call). The newspaper would not be what it is without the efforts of these dedicated volunteers. Various folks from Ocala Palms submit items to us, but we are still looking for someone there to take over coordination of the submissions. Its easy for them to fall by the wayside when they are coming in from multiple sources and are not all labeled the same. So we hope that the folks in Ocala Palms can get together and find a way to have one person submitting all the items, as is done at all the other communities in both newspapers. We compliment previous editor Michel Northsea, currently office coordinator, whose work helped make the paper as good as it is. We hope you will all continue to support us. So please keep an eye on that volume number, and hopefully we can watch it grow. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters One (1) Mill Property Tax, A Travesty to Homeowners A couple of things happened this past week regarding Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC). First, I ran into Butch Verrando, a Republican, Tea Party member outside the Friendship Public Library. I presume he was wanting enough names to get on the ballot, he never told me so. I asked him his position regarding MRMC and it was soon apparent he had no experience with hospital management or funding. He felt it should be sold. I'm not endorsing anyone but Pat Gabriel seems to know what needs to be done by the County Commission and in particular, what will affect those of us living in the 200 Corridor. Second, comes the article regarding a one (1) mill fee on homeowners to help support MRMC. After reading this, I realize we're far from a resolution. Right now, homeowners are bearing the greater part of the tax burden of financing Marion County. To add a one mill, or $1 per assessed $1,000 of property value to finance a 10-year bond against homeowners, is tantamount to going to the same well over and over again. Don't people realize a great portion of homeowners in Ocala are senior citizens living on a fixed income? It seems the great generation is still carrying the burden for the "let someone else do it generation." What about those freeloaders who pay no taxes, nor pay for any type of health care, and have multiple babies by multiple parents, plus don't work and feel the world owes them something. But they can buy booze and cigarettes. These people go to a hospital and the welfare department and expect to be taken care of, now. Granted the 1/2 cent sales tax would not garner as much money for MRMC, but a sales tax is equitable to all residents of Marion County, plus what we get from tourists. It appears we're still grasping at straws. I've had great respect for the hospital board. Steve Purvis and his staff are doing a great job. Kulbar Ghumman on many occasions has shown great empathy and spoken eloquently on behalf of MRMC. Probably the worst members on the hospital board are lawyers, as they always look out for number one, themselves. Finally, I also heard, those of us on Social Security are receiving "entitlements." You are absolutely right, we are "entitled" to getting our own money back we invested for 60 to 70 years, plus its accrued interest, in my case for 64 years. When I turned 16 years old in 1947, I started paying social security as well as income tax. Franklin Roosevelt developed Social Security to insure those people reaching retirement age, would have a comfortable income. It was a Social Security fund only, not a discretionary fund to be raided by the Republicans and put in the general fund. Don't forget the key word here is "Security." As I said earlier, each year thereafter I paid into the fund. After I got out of the navy after serving during the Korean War, and as I made more money, I always paid the maximum, and my money accrued interest. You people out there who are uninformed don't realize, that we, the last of the great generation, were paying into our retirement fund long before you were born. Plain and simple. President Obama is trying to do the same for health care for those who not now have health care and having to be carried by those of us who do. Yep folks, Social Security was required and thank God it was, just as President Obama is tryReader 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 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) 000AEUE 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev Matthew W alter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Chur ch 000A1LU 000AETV is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pmOCALA GOLF CART SUPERCENTER People Driven 6-V T605only$499 8-V T875only$599 12-V T1275only$639 6-V P2000only$469 HOME OF THE GREA T DEALS 10% DISCOUNTto V eterans (labor & parts)SAME DA Y SERVICEFree Pick-Up within 10 miles only $4,295 was $4,795Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from2009 Club Car Precedent2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standardonly $4,995 was $5,995Quality Used Carts as low as only $1,995 000B1IC CANADIAN MEDS 000B0ZT Quality Medications, Low Prices WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th A ve., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE MA TCH COMPE TITOR PRICES On RX Drugs Many years ago when I was working in Palatka, being a sports fan, I used to go to the basketball games at St. Johns River Junior College, which become a community college and is now a college. I often wondered why a community college had so many out-of-town players. Those questions cropped up again when I moved to Ocala. One time I looked at Central Florida Community Colleges roster, and there were several players from Russia. I sarcastically asked, What community are they serving Minsk? Now comes the word that because of equality and other issues, St. Johns is dropping basketball. The Vikings, as they are called, are keeping some other sports, but basketball (they only had a mens team) is falling by the wayside. To me that brings up the question: Do our community colleges really need to have interscholastic sports? I know, they are not community colleges in name any more, but in theory they still serve specific geographic areas. Take a look at the basketball teams of the College of Central Florida for the season just concluded. The men had only one local player, from Ocala Forest. They had two from London (as in England) and a bunch of others from around the state and U.S. Likewise, the women had only one local player, from Trinity Catholic. They had one from Sweden, and some from several places around the U.S., including one from my old stomping grounds in New Jersey, where they spelled the name of her town (Paterson) and the name of her high school (Paramus Catholic) wrong on the website roster. These colleges, with the majority of their degrees being of the two-year variety, were originally conceived as an alternative to four-year schools, both in availability and cost. But many of their sports have turned into farm teams for the major universities. Players are at the school for one or two years to hone their skills, or their grades, and then transfer to a four -year school, where they are not subject to the NC AA s transfer r ule of sitting out for a season. One thing St. Johns is doing is taking some of the money saved and turning it into academic scholarships for minority students. Shouldn t other schools do the same? Im all for athletics, but it should not be a reason for giving a student a free ride at a local college. Let more students with academic prowess get the financial help even if they don t play basketball, baseball or whatever This is not an issue that the local schools should be deciding. This is something that, on a statewide level, legislators say should be changed. Leave the athletics to the bigger state four -year schools and universities. Let our local colleges do what they were intended to do, bridge the gap for deser ving students in the community Or if the athletics continue, make the eligibility the same as high school you play for the school in your district. One of the worst things that was done in the past couple of years when the local colleges started giving four -year degrees was the changing of the name, dropping the word community from the title. Where is it written that a school can t be a community college and still offer degrees? R estore the name community college, and emphasize that these schools should ser ve their communities, not England, Sweden or R ussia, or even New Jersey .Jim Clark is the editor of the W est Mar ion Messenger He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger .com or at 352-854-3986. ing to see that all Americans have health care. W e had huge success with Social Security so what's to prevent Obama's health care program from being successful. I really think it's due to the generation gap between the "great generation" and the more uninformed present day permissive generation. Y ou know those of us who are part of the last great generation are still supporting the present day generation in one way or another Maybe, ever yone should be required to buy a home so they could be tax ed the one mill for the next 10 years, pay their fair share and then it would be more equitable. By the way here in Florida, I helped bring Medicare to life in 1965 and the public said it would never work, but it has, quite successfully Having spent my life in the health care and not-for -profit fields as well as lobbying the Florida and Georgia legislatures, worked for the House of R epresentatives, ser ved on an advisor y committee to Governor Zell Miller of Georgia, and ser ving on P resident K ennedy's Inaugural Committee, I guess you might say I've been around a bit. But this is not about me, it's about Marion County and MRMC,and its wants and needs. MRMC needs our help and we should all want to help "our hospital." by spreading that responsibility equitably throughout our area. Bill Ford Oak Run Please see LETTER, Page 7 LETTERcontinued from Page 6 By Dr. Nathan GrossmanSome rumors have been circulating that the Marion County Health Department is closing. Nothing could be further from the truth. The recently announced partnership between the health department and Heart of Florida Health Center will produce better, more comprehensive care for the departments current patients. The centers mission is to improve the overall health status of Marion County residents. That is well-aligned with the health department mission: to protect and proHealth Department open for business and here to stay mote the health of county residents. Weve partnered with Heart of Florida for a number of years already. Combining services just makes sense. We will strengthen Heart of Florida, as many functions that remain at the health department will help the center provide their patients better access to specialized care. Heart of Florida will strengthen us, as their main mission is primary care. We are both working hard to make the transition as seamless to our patients as possible. Public health is much more than primary care. We will still link people to needed health services a core public health function and we will do that through Heart of Florida. Other public health functions remain. Here are a just a few: Immunizations. The department provides immunizations and tuberculosis testing, some at no cost, to protect the community from vaccine-preventable diseases. Maternity. We provide pregnancy testing, routine prenatal care for women delivering in Ocala and high-risk prenatal care for women delivering at Shands Health Care. Healthy Start. This program provides access to medical services, education, and counseling for pregnant women and children up to age 3. School Health. Registered nurses at Marion County Public Schools help care for children with complex needs, perform health screenings, teach health classes and train school staff members. WIC and Nutrition. The Women, Infants and Children program provides foods, counseling, and other services at the departments main building in Ocala and at community clinics. The nutrition program provides medical nutrition therapy. Family Planning. Women under age 55 can get annual exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and treatment for minor GYN problems. Social Services. We help fight the spread of HIV and AIDS through testing, counseling and case management. Programs for these and other sexually transmitted diseases are discreet. Dental Clinic. The clinic provides fillings, cleanings and extractions, as well as emergency dental care for children from birth to age 17. Some dental services are provided for adults. Communicable Disease. Tuberculosis, hepatitis, rabies and other communicable diseases are a critical public health concern. We provide testing for these diseases and work to prevent their spread. Environmental Health. We investigate animal bites and alert the public to help control the spread of rabies. We inspect wells and septic systems and regulate food service operations and small drinking water systems. Vital Statistics Birth certificates for anyone born within the state from 1930 to the present are available, and certificates for deaths that occurred in Marion County from 2006 to present. Public Health Preparedness. Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and emergency planning help ensure that people with special medical needs are sheltered. Health Education. We educate the community on chronic diseases and related risk factors; the causes and impacts of vehicle, water and home injuries; and on the benefits of sexual abstinence. The Marion County Health Department works to protect and promote the health of county residents in many ways, and we are here to stay. Our partnership with Heart of Florida will make both agencies stronger and result in better access to primary care for the countys most vulnerable people.Dr. Nathan Grossman is director of the Marion County Health Department. Guest Column Christs Church of Marion County scheduleWednesday, April 4: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7: Mens Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, April 8: Easter Sunday. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Potluck Luncheon following the Worship Service. Tuesday, April 10: Mens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14: Mens Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14: Garage and Bake Sale, 8:30 a.m to 2 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0ON 000AYME 000AUCS VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR (352) 237-4852 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 000AZ5R John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000AO92 Read the classifieds Stone Creek Last Saturday, the Reunion Center was transformed into a gala ballroom for an evening of celebration with the new piano. The evening featured David Leighton on the piano and Cantor Kim Komrad singing. Music included Chopin, Puccini and other great composers. There was a special medley of six songs written by Celestine Akins, mother of Allen who lives at Stone Creek. Celestine wrote poetry and songs. None of her works were ever published. The songs were on paper and the melodies she kept in her head. Allen, upon his retirement, decided to write the sheet music to Celestine's songs. He has now completed 14 of his mother's songs. Celestine is age 86 and her husband Tommy is 91 and they have been married for 71 years. It was a great evening for all but a truly special one for Celestine as she heard her songs and music played for the first time. Beth and Karl Mueller and their volunteers provided homemade truffles, succulent strawberries and champagne. Beth was able to decorate the tables with beautiful red roses which were donated Artistic Flowers. Artistic Flowers also donated corsages and a bouquet of roses for Kim. It was truly an evening to remember and many of the guests were dressed in formal wear. President, Rita Singer of the Culture Vultures who sponsored the event, thanked the many residents and Pulte over the last nine months to make a dream a reality. The Stone Creek Veterans Club has successfully completed their second month of donation deliveries to the newly renovated Ritz Hotel now called Veterans Village/Ocala. This latest March delivery consisted of five truckloads of donated furniture/supplies to outfit the 36 apartments at the Village. Donations included an almost new exercise treadmill, four TV sets, a dining room table and six chairs, a half dozen each lamps and pictures, Celebrating the new piano Patricia Gizzi Celestine Akins listens to Kim Komrad sing one of her songs. Please see CREEK, Page 11 FAMILY FEATURES Easter is a time for honored family traditions. From Easter hats, egg hunts and meals shared with those you love, each celebration creates its own special memories. Here are ways to bring some familiar flavors to the Easter table in a whole new way, including savory Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork Tenderloin, a family favorite from Tamie J. of Prosper, Texas, last years Grand Prize Winner in the Spreading SmuckersTraditions Recipe Contest; as well as sweet Citrus Apple Tart, a favorite dish from the Smucker family cookbook. These easy, delicious recipes can be made or prepared in advance, leav ing more time to enjoy your familys cherished traditions. For more Easter recipes to help your family celebrate, visit www.smuckers.com.Strawberry Spring SaladPrep Time: 10 minutes Yield: 6 servings 1/2 cup SmuckersStrawberry Syrup 2 tablespoons CriscoPure Canola Oil 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 5-ounce package spring salad greens or other salad greens mix 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 tangerine or small orange, peeled, seeded, cut into bite-size pieces 12 strawberries, sliced vertically 1/4 cup sunflower kernels 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled Combine syrup, oil and vinegar to make vinaigrette. Whisk until blended. Place salad greens, green onion, orange pieces, strawberries and sun flower kernels in a large salad bowl. Add vinaigrette. Toss lightly. Crumble blue cheese over top. Serve immediately.Triple Berry Baked BriePrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Yield: 12 servings 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed 1/3 cup SmuckersOrchards FinestNorthwest Triple Berry Preserves 8 ounces round baby wheel brie cheese 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or pecans 1 large egg 1 tablespoon water Assorted crackers, pear slices and/or apple slices Heat oven to 400F. Unfold puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll gently to seal any cracks in pastry. Spoon preserves onto center of pastry. Place cheese on top of preserves. Sprinkle evenly with nuts. Fold pastry up over the cheese to cover. Trim excess pastry and press to seal seams. Reserve pastry scraps. Whisk egg and water in small bowl. Brush seams with egg mixture. Place seam-side down on baking sheet. Cut pastry scraps into decorative shapes and arrange on top, if desired. Brush with egg mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with crackers and sliced fruit.Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork TenderloinCook Time: 4 hours Prep Time: 20 minutes Yield: 8 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 pounds pork tenderloin 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce 1 cup chicken broth 1 10-ounce jar SmuckersSweet Orange Marmalade 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 1/4 cup brown sugar 3 cloves garlic 1 large onion, sliced 1 package fresh mushroom caps 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown tender loin on all sides. In blender, mix teriyaki sauce, chicken broth, orange marmalade, fresh ginger, brown sugar and garlic. Blend until a smooth sauce. Put browned tenderloin into slow cooker. Slice onion and add to slow cooker. Add mushrooms, pepper, salt and pepper flakes. Cover with the teriyaki sauce mixture. Cook on high for about 4 hours. Turn tenderloin a couple of times while cooking. When done, remove the tender loin and let rest for about 10 min utes. To serve, slice diagonally and pour sauce, mushrooms and onions over top. Citrus Apple TartPrep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes Yield: 8 servings 1 9-inch single Classic CriscoPie Crust 4 medium Granny Smith apples (about 2 pounds) 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, diced 1/4 cup SmuckersSweet Orange Marmalade OR SmuckersOrganic Orange Marmalade Prepare recipe for single crust pie. Roll out dough, place in a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press to fit without stretching dough. Trim edges even with tart pan. Chill until ready to fill. Heat oven to 350F. Peel and core apples. Cut in half, end-to-end. Slice apples crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices. Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Add apple slices and toss to coat. Randomly place about 1/2 of apples into bottom of crust in two layers, cutting apples as necessary to fill all gaps. Arrange row of apples lengthwise along outside edge of pan, overlapping the slices about 1/8 inch. Fill in center with smaller pieces of apples. Dot with butter. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until apples are fork tender and edges of apples begin to brown. Cool on wire rack. Heat orange marmalade in small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH for 20 seconds; stir. Brush marmalade over tart. 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 000B0UB

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Wednesday, April 4 Bonsai exhibit and classesThe Master The Possibilities (MTP) Education Center and the Marion Bonsai Society will host their 5th annual exhibit. The exhibit will open on Wednesday, April 4 at 9 a.m., and close on Friday, April 6 at noon, at the MTP main lobby, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala (On Top Of the World). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon on Friday. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Classes and Demonstrations are offered on Wednesday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. (Basics of the art of Bonsai) and Thursday, April 5, at 1 p.m. (Bonsai Demonstration). To register for these classes go to www.masterthepossibilities.com or call 352-854-3699 or visit the MTP office.Saturday, April 7 Chess Club to meetThe Chess Club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Passover seder scheduledCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Passover seder on the second night of the holiday, April 7 at 6 p.m. at the Arbor Club Ballroom at On Top of the World Southwest 94th Street, Ocala. The seder will be conducted mainly in English with participation from those present. Sonia Peterson will be leading. The traditional Passover fare consists of a beef, chicken or fish entre and the cost is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Reservations are requested by March 31 to Estelle by calling 352-237-8277. Congregation Beth Israel is a progressive, inclusive, contemporary Jewish community under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. Visit our website: bethisraelocala.org or email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com.Miskhan congregation to celebrate PassoverThe public is invited to attend a Passover celebration offering teachings for all. Learn about your roots while enjoying dinner, praise music and the use of symbolic items. The celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. on April 7 at the Mishkan Congregation. Call for reservations, 352-687-4434.Sunday, April 8 Easter Sunday at Christs ChurchChrist's Church of Marion County invites you to join us on Easter Sunday. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. with two classes available. Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. featuring the choir's Easter presentation "Jesus, I Love You." Following this service is our monthly Friendship Fellowship Luncheon with a potluck of Easter specialties and socializing for all to enjoy.Thursday, April 12 Air Force Association changes meetingThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its April chapter meeting one week early on the second Thursday of the month, April 12. The time will be 7 p.m. and the location is the same, the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Any questions call Mike Emig 352-854-8328. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, April 14 Methodist Men serve breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, April 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St,, Ocala look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Garage, bake sale at Christs ChurchChrist's Church of Marion County suggests that somebody's trasn can become your treasure. Please visit our garage sale and bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Fashion show scheduled"April In Paris" Fashion Show luncheon sponsored by Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will be held April 14, 11a.m. to 2 p.m., at On Top Of the World Arbor Club. Fashions will be presented by Belks. Tickets are $20. Please contact Alicia 352-237-9956 or Bert 352-8611585.Authors invited to ExpoThe Marion County Public Library System invites writers from Marion and adjacent counties to participate in the 2012 Author Expo, to be held Saturday, April 14, at its Headquarters-Ocala location. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library, the event will provide a forum for local poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights to network and sell their books. The event is open to all authors in Marion, Lake, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter counties. Space is limited; prospective authors must apply by March 16 to participate. Registration includes a $10 fee in lieu of a percentage of book sales on the day of the event. For application guidelines and forms, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or www.friendsoftheocalalibrary.org, or stop by the Headquarters-Ocala location at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. For more information, call 352671-8551.Golf tourney to benefit United wayCenturyLink will host a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Saturday, April 14. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be at the Ocala Municipal Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd, beginning at 8 a.m. The cost is $260 per team. Entry deadline is April 6. Entry fee includes golf, cart, lunch and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $125 per hole without a team or $100 with a team. Presenting sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorship or registration, call Teresa Feather at 352-368-8825. Artists on display at Circle SquareLocal artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek and other communities in Ocala showcase their masterpieces at this annual art expo on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Works include paintings, sculptures, stained glass, portrait sketches, clay jewelry, metal artwork, watercolors and much more. Enjoy live entertainment by the Paul De Ritter Duo as during the expo. This event is free and open to the public. Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information, visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call On Top of the Worlds Health and Recreation Office at 352-854-8707 Ext. 7530.Sunday, April 15 Southern Express in concertThe Southern Express Orchestra from Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as show unes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550.Thursday, April 19 Rotary golf tournament setThe Ocala Rotary Club is hosting its 22nd annual golf tournament at the Ocala Golf Club on Thursday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds Benefit the Marion County Youth at the Discovery Science Center and other Rotary Charities. The cost is $85 per player for a four person scramble, shotgun start which includes, lunch, golf and drinks. Prizes will be awarded after play for longest drive, closest to the pin, top teams and hole in one. Entry deadline is April 17 at 5 p.m. Contact Kay Kelly at 352-732-7080 for more information. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000AW23 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 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 5/31/12 Expries 5/31/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000AYCJ Thomas Markham Pastor Christian Life Assembly of God is located at 9644 SW Hwy. 484 (near SR 200), Ocala, FL 34481 For information call 352-237-6950 Join us for Easter Week services at Christian Life Assembly of God to experience the greatest story ever told. There will be the presence of the Holy Spirit, beautiful music, an inspiring message, and lots of friendly people. On Palm Sunday morning, April 1, Kevin and Cherie Daniels will be our music and ministry guests. Service begins at 10:45 On Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 P.M. we will observe Communion On Easter Sunday morning, April 8 at 10:45, we will present The Thorn Experience, a story of the love, sacrifice, and hope of Easter. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 4, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim 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 Messengeroffice in Kingsland Plaza. 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The merger is not going to affect the response time except for about 30 seconds, but we have lowered our response time by taking over EMSA. Asked about the landfill, Cretul was asked about the county coming up with only a 35-year temporary fix. I think we need to start the educational process for the young people who are a little more concerned about the environment because they are the ones who are going to live in it. Cretul also emphasized accountability in government. We all must be accountable for our actions. If youre doing your job, youre OK. If youre not doing your job, we have to talk. If youre overpaid and youre turning into a burden, we have to talk. Maybe, its sorry sir, but maybe you just have to go away. The debate was one of a series conducted by Tea Party Solutions, which meets Monday evenings at Berean Baptist Church. A spokesman said the next debate will be held later in April and will center around the sheriffs race. DE B A T Econtinued from Page 1 Recently, the Ocala Palms Worship Community sponsored a food and clothing drive to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services in support of Interfaiths Bring the Harvest Home program. The church has held multiple drives through the past years specifically for IES and the response of the Ocala Palms residents has been positive and very generous. An Interfaith truck, staffed by volunteers from the church, was in the Clubhouse parking lot. The volunteers, coordinated by Craig Cotton and Gary Nelson, were on hand to load the truck and offer assistance. By days end, a record 7,730 pounds of clothing and food had been donated for distribution to IES clients. Cotton and Nelson, volunteers for Interfaiths Bring the Harvest Home program, challenge other Marion County retirement communities (who are not presently involved) to participate in this rewarding program. For information on organizing a food drive, call Cotton at 352351-8297 or Nelson at 352-867-8901. Ocala Palms Worship Community holds food and clothing drive Frank Horner's truck is used as intermediary transport to IES warehouse. Volunteers include Frank Horner, Gary Nelson, Larry Fleming, Jack Neal (in truck), Craig Cotton, Bob Duby and Gene Jennseen. Sally Mayer arrives with donations. Fairfield Village Lots of things are on the agenda for the month of April in Fairfield Village. There should be plenty to keep most of our neighbors entertained when they are not busy with all the lawn work that has been so evident for the past couple of weeks. Obviously, there are many of us who enjoy working in our yards especially with all the beautiful weather that we have been having. Coming up on Saturday, April 7, there will be a highly anticipated Easter brunch. Because many people will be busy with family and friends on Easter Sunday, the decision was made to have the brunch on Saturday. The menu planned includes scrambled eggs, sliced ham, hash brown potatoes, Danish pastries, orange juice or raspberry mimosas along with coffee. The serving time is set for between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., so there will be plenty of time for all to visit and enjoy a good time with friends. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. Saturday, April 21 is set for a special evening of fun between 5 and 9 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring out the poodle skirts and white buck shoes and head to the clubhouse to enjoy a 50s style sock hop. Music will be provided by Bart Rich; and if previous years are any indication, there should be plenty of fun and lots of good music for everyone to enjoy. The event is being sponsored cooperatively between the Social Activity Committee and the ALL General Manager, Peggy April will be busy Priscilla Geissal Sluss, who has been pro viding regular activities that have been ver y well received. On the last Saturday of the month, April 28, the 2012 Spring Y ard and Bake Sale will be held by the F airfield V illage SAC. This big event will be held between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be sales at many of our individual homes and special sales in the Clubhouse. Lunch will be ser ved at the Clubhouse for a ver y reasonable $3. This will include a choice of grilled hamburgers or hot dogs, chips, and a soda. There will be homemade baker y items for sale with free cof fee for those purchasing baker y items. Ever yone is invited to come and join us for good food, a good time, and some really good bar gains available for pur chase. All indications are that there will be lots of activity during the month of April, and this will be another time for all of us as well as those who visit our community to see that F airfield V illage really is a lively place filled with lovely people. Loretta Zang, left, and Jean Chapman of Fairfield SAC get some of the many snack items readied for the big Semi-Annual Craft and Yard Sale to be held April 28 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Dave and Shirley Hanson's little pottery yard cat looks so real and so "cool" at the same time as he checks out the neighbors behind his fashionable shaded eyewear. A cute little kitty hides in the new ivy planter guarded by the new gnome added to the yard trimmings in Shirley and Dave Hanson's yard. 000B0UN PLUMBING EP A Lead Certification #NA T -1 13266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated P lumbing and Pipe F r om Ba thr oom R emodeling to Fixing Leak y F aucets, and installing Bliss W alk-in T ubs Residential and Commercial 000B0XF LA WN/HOME Ro ys La w n & Home Services Full Pr operty Maintenance T r ee T rimming Sod Installations Pr essur e W ashing F REE E STIMA TES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444

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Passover begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, the first month of the Hebrew calendar. This date corresponds in the month of March or April as per the Gregorian calendar. Hence, Passover is also considered a spring festival which begins on the night of the full moon after the Vernal Equinox falling on the 14th day of Nisan. Another tradition followed by the Jews is that the Nisan month would not start until the barley gets ripe. Passover this year begins at sundown on April 6 and ends April 13. This is a very sacred Jewish holiday. The first and last days of the Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Its the season for several religious holidays Passover week are considered the most important. In the Orthodox and Conservative Jewish communities, no work is performed on those days. Passover is a Jewish holy day that commemorates the escape of the Hebrew (Israelite) people from enslavement in Egypt. The book of Exodus tells of the 10 plagues that YHWH (God) inflicted upon the Egyptians before Pharaoh would release his Hebrew slaves. The last plague was the killing of all of the firstborn sons, including Pharaohs son. The Hebrew people were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a spring lamb. Upon seeing this mark, the Spirit of the Lord passed over these homes without killing the first born sons hence, the term, Passover. When Pharaoh freed the Israelites, they left in such a hurry; they couldnt wait for the bread to rise. In commemoration of this, during the Passover week, no leavened bread is eaten. In Jewish homes, the Passover Seder (meal) is observed on the first night. This is a very special meal with required foods prepared to be eaten along with the required (4) cups of wine. It is also necessary for a member of the family to recount the story of the Exodus from Egypt. For more on this event in history, read the book of Exodus in the Bible. Good Friday, a Christian observance, is also on April 6. This is the day of remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus. Many churches will have special services on this day. The next religious celebration is the Christian Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday. This year we will celebrate Easter on April 8. The date for this celebration varies each year. In fact, the Eastern Orthodox churches follow a different calendar in marking the day to celebrate Easter. The Eastern Orthodox Easter for 2012 will be observed on April 15. Easter Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. The death and burial of Jesus happened after Passover; therefore we celebrate the resurrection after Passover. Easter falls between March 22 and April 25. The complete account of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is recorded in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Whether you celebrate Passover or Resurrection Sunday, we send you best wishes for a year of good health and happiness. Have you really observed the pine trees lately? At this time of the year the pine trees begin putting out yellow sprouts of growth at the tip of the branches. Beginning approximately two weeks before Easter, these small sprouts change their shape and become little crosses. Remember, as the poem says: Only God can make a tree. This Friday, the 6th, is the First Friday gathering at the clubhouse. Come join your neighbors for an evening of fellowship. Do you have your ticket for the New Pretenders? They will perform at the clubhouse on April 16th. Call Theresa Yoders or Charlotte Payne for tickets ($3). Cheese, crackers, and homemade desserts will be provided. Upcoming Events of the VFW-Post 4781The Men's Auxiliary serves shrimp and wings baskets on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. It is $5 per dinner or two for $10. V-Burgers (two for $2 along with chips) and special beer prices is available on the last Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. On the second Tuesday of the month, the ladies dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This month's dinner includes pork chops, scalloped potatoes, peas, rolls, and dessert for $7. Bingo is played each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available until 1:30. Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the Canteen from 6 to 8 p.m. Food is available. Karaoke takes place in the Canteen each Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and each Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. Non-members must be signed in by a Post 4781 member. For information regarding any events, please call 352873-4781. Post #4781 is at State Road 200 and Southweest 110th Street behind Sims Furniture. along with assorted dishes/flatware/glasses / towels and other kitchen and household supplies. Don't forget the upcoming food drive that the veterans are having! They say that all good things must come to an end. In some ways that is true. After two and half years and close to 150 articles, this is my last article. It is now time to allow someone else to tell Stone Creek's story. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many residents of Stone Creek who have allowed me to interview them for articles. There are many, many talented people in Stone Creek and it was a pleasure to meet them and write about them. To my editors, Jim Clark and Michel Northsea thank you for the opportunity to highlight the people and events of Stone Creek! From this experience I have come to realize that the people of Stone Creek are Stone Creek's greatest asset. They are there to help you celebrate and in times of sorrow they are there to comfort and support you. As a community, they are extremely generous to the Ocala community with many, many outreach programs. It has truly been my privilege and honor to write about the Stone Creek Family. Thank you and God bless! CREEKcontinued from Page 5 Rita, Beth mom and David.

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INDEX Quail Meadow......2 Ocala Palms........3 Stone Creek........5 Fairfield Village10 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 1 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012 Happenings Page 4 PuzzlesPage 912Wednesday, April 4, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B0U7 Where every service is an experience Where every service is an experience STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 FULL SERVICE SALON 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 Hair & Nails Hair & Nails 15% OFF ANY SERVICE For New Clients Only Cannot be combined with other offers. 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ANY MODEL HEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING TEST CLEANING BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID EXPIRES 5/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 All-Day Weekend Features Friday Fish Fry 11 am to Close 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 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 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. 000B0TP Daily Dinner Features 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 Every Day Every Day Theres Something Different Theres Something Different To Look Forward To. To Look Forward To. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKWest Marion Business ExpoThe West Marion Business Association held its spring business expo at Circle Square Cultural Center last Thursday. Above, left, Susan Napolitano and Jane Houldsworth describe the services of Visiting Angels to Kathy Abrams of Quail Meadow. Above, right, Jim Martin of The Ranch Spa talks with Mary Jo Raible of Stone Creek. Summary of answers on various topics in District 5 debate Second of two partsBy Jim Clark EDITORThe District 5 debate among County Commission candidates produced some discussion on varied topics in the county. Not all candidates answered each question. Here is a summary of the answers of Earl Arnett, Bob Cretul, Pat Gabriel and Butch Verrando. Regarding where there could be cost savings and reductions, Arnett said, Most of the wasteful spending is in administration. We have too much administration and administration is making too high a salary. People who are working on the street are not receiving their fair wage. He added that he had talked with several employees of the county who make comments about way to make things better and that the county does not do what they suggest. But he added, The biggest way of cutting costs is to cut the overhead of administration. About unfunded mandates, Verrando said, Unfunded mandates are not real. If the state government passes down an unfunded mandate, theyre essentially making a law and telling you to figure out how to pay for it. Thats tyranny. Theres no reason the county has to abide by state mandates. He added that the county has too many people. The biggest single expense is payroll. I believe real unemployment is about 20 percent. We in the county are not sharing in some of that pain, but businesses are. Gabriel later added that she wanted smaller, more efficient government, and wanted to see if there were any county departments and positions are redundant. The county has started consolidating different departments. She spoke about the fire department and emergency services being merged, and said there should be consideration of human resources. She said that purchasing departments had been consolidated. Previously all our departments had their own purchasing departments. We pulled together, and this has saved a lot of money. We can do a lot more that way. She added that there could be consolidation with the city (Ocala). There are talks behind the scenes of merging the parks departments. Verrando was asked about a proposed major development at Interstate 75 and County Road 318, north of Ocala. It does exactly what Agenda 21 says they want to do. They want to congregate humans into high density groups, walk to work, walk around, no cars, so that nature has all the available room. Its between Gainesville and Ocala, which means lots of the college professors can come down here and pollute our county with liberals. Verrando added, We have about 14,000 empty houses.. We dont need more empty homes, we dont need apartment buildings, we dont need developers coming in here and doing what theyve been doing. I Please see DEBATE Page 3 PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKSheriffs car showThe annual car show at the Marion County Sheriffs Office off U.S. 27 Saturday attracted vehicles of all sizes and shapes. At t he left is John Birds 1947 Ford coupe with Tweety Bird under the wiper. At the right isa DeLorean from 1983, owned by Jim Griner of Fort McCoy. Back to the Future, anyone? More photos on Page 12. More photos from car show PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThis 1950 Chevy convertible was the best in show winner last year. PHOTO BY RON RATNERAs the show opened, this line of vehicles was ready for the spectators. This old highway patrol car had quite a passenger in the back seat.PHOTO BY RON RATNER PHOTO BY RON RATNERRich Andrews with the Sheriff's Foundation was flipping charbroil burgers for lunch. 000B1IK MARION WOODS Independent Retir ement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! 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