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INDEX Quail Meadow......7 Ocala Palms........8 Rev. Snyder........10 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012 Happenings Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B6K9 MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 When Mom made the choice to move to Marion Woods, Tom and I were thrilled. Being part of the opening management team, we learned firsthand the advantages of our residents living the all-inclusive good life. Mom didnt want to pay for services she didnt need in other places, why should you? Call me and Ill tell you more. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. 000B3LL W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 A s is often the case, this week was what many of us could aptly call ordinary in Fairfield Village. Not anything really extraordinary has been called to my attention during the last seven days. Yes, there are things coming up this weekend and in the next couple of weeks, but this past week was quietly what life often is somewhat uneventful or spectacular so far as I know. This gave me cause to stop and think about what that might actually mean. We have had no special events, but do we really need something special to be going on in our lives every single week? Seems to me that the answer is, Of course not. Isnt the ordinary quite acceptable for most of the time? Living in a pleasant community surrounded by amiable people and doing what we choose to do on any given day is what many of us looked forward to as we anticipated retirement. On those former ordinary days, we were frantically racing to work, rushing to get everything we were expected to do done in the allotted time frame, hurrying home so that we could take care of the daily tasks, wishing we had time just to relax and smell the roses, imagining what it might be like to be without so many extra responsibilities, etc. Is that what Edith and Archie Bunker were referencing in the intro to All in the Family when they sang (albeit off key) those were the days! I wonder if we look back now and think that those days were very special too? I, for one, do feel that those ordinary days were every bit as wonderful as the ones we have now. Frankly, I do not remember looking forward to retirement at all. I loved my profession, but not every day was extraordinary obviously. The ordinary ones were by far the most numerous, but there were those times when that special day happened or some unusual event made things remarkable and more noteworthy than had been anticipated. Those exceptional times were worth waiting for especially when they were totally unexpected. I was a high school teacher; and, believe it or not, I taught and coached in the same county high school in northwest Georgia for 33 years. There were lots of ordinary days, but there were enough of the extraordinary that I can look back and know that the time was well spent. Teenagers are certainly not always easy to understand, but for me they were easy to love. Some might find that hard to believe, but I do not think I could have found a better way to spend my professional life than being there to help young people find the joy of learning and explore the possibilities for their futures. While I was working every day, I had very little time to do the things that I was encouraging my students to do. There were very few spare minutes to spend with that special book that I wanted to read or that new project that I wanted to start. Those things had to be put on the shelf for a later time. Well, I have found, quite surprisingly, that now I am able to do more of that learning and exploring than I ever would have imagined. On any ordinary day, I usually have the opportunity to explore some new interest, learn some new thing, read some book that I had wanted to read before, and still have time to Fairfield Village Ordinary is just fine Priscilla Geissal smell my roses right in my own yard. I guess what I am rambling on about is the fact that although each day has its own challenges as we age, each day has its own rewards; and then we have that extraordinary day when we can say happily, These are the days! I hope my friends and neighbors here in Fairfield Village enjoy each of these ordinary days as well. We are in a good spot to do that a lively place filled with lovely people. On an "ordinary" day, we can view spectacular sunsets from our own front yards in Fairfield Village. PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSALI can take the time to "smell the roses" in my own yard on an "ordinary day." By Jim Clark E DITOR Two of the candidates for Marion County School Board District 1 made an appearance before the State Road 200 Coalition last week and spoke about their platforms in this years election. Woody Clymer and Nancy Stacy addressed the group, which was holding its regular April meeting. A third District 1 candidate listed on the Election website, Gerald Kellogg, did not return calls inviting him to the event, according to the organizations president, Pat Gabriel. Clymer, speaking with a downhome humor, noted his work in education in Marion County since 1972. That time included being a principal at different levels, and for a while he was director of employee and labor relations for the district. He told the audience, composed mostly of retirees, that We are failing to tap in to one of our most natural resources, and that is the retirement community. We have retired CEOs, educators who have retired, people who have served in World War II, Korea and other wars, and we have failed to pick their brain as to how they can help us run a better operation and a lot of it is because we wont like what they tell us. He criticized the current board for the four-day week proposal. We needed to have a town meeting before we decided to have a four-day work week. He said the board should have gotten opinions on the negative effects on parents, businesses, law enforcement, the whole package. They make a decision and then try to go out and sell you on it. He said there needs to be more discipline. We have lost the art of disciplining kids. Stacy has said that she got into school activities when the board tried to force a year-round school on the parents. She said the students would have gone to school the same number of days, but that the breaks would have been staggered, sometimes with different children in a family having different three-week breaks. It would have been an attack on the family, she said. She said that statistics show that during a long vacation, our learning loss occurs within three weeks. According to her brochure, she got into the race because she checked the campaign contributions of her competitor she spotted the name of the very ex-superintendent who brought this destructive fad to Marion County. She also defended the classroom teachers. Teachers are not the problem. They have become the scapegoats. Socialism has taken over the schools. Also speaking was Carol Ely, District 2 candidate. Currently she is unopposed in that race. School superintendent candidates George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner, who earlier had debated at a Tea Party meeting, also exchanged views with the Coalition members. The School Board race will be decided in the August primary. The race is non-partisan, and everyone in the county can vote. Woody ClymerNancy Stacy School candidates discuss issues The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. As of last May, anyone newly applying for Social Security, Veterans Affairs or other federal benefits will need to choose an electronic payment method paper checks will no longer be an option. People currently receiving their federal benefits by paper check must switch to direct deposit by March 1, 2013. Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios highlighted the savings to taxpayers by ceremonially writing a check to American taxpayers in the amount of $1 billion. "More than 18 million baby boomers are expected to reach retirement age during the next five years, with 10,000 people a day becoming eligible for Social Security benefits," said Rios. "It costs 92 cents more to issue a payment by paper check than by direct deposit. We are retiring the Social Security paper check option in favor of electronic payments because it is the right thing to do for benefit recipients and American taxpayers alike." The Treasury Department published a final rule in December 2010, to gradually eliminate paper checks for federal benefit payments. In addition to the taxpayer savings, electronic payments are safer and more convenient than paper checks. Last year alone, more than 540,000 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) paper checks were reported lost or stolen and had to be replaced. On Jan. 31, 1940, Ida Mae Fuller received the first monthly Social Security benefit check and, to date, about 165 million people have received Social Security benefits. The movement toward electronic payments has been steadily increasing. According to the 2010 Federal Reserve Payments Study, electronic payments now make up over three-quarters of all noncash payments nationwide. There were 5.7 billion fewer checks written in 2009 than in 2006, a decline of 6.1 percent per year while electronic payments grew 9.3 percent during that same period. Among federal benefit recipients, approximately eight in 10 receive their Social Security or other federal benefit payment electronically. The Treasury Department's public education campaign provides information to Americans about the change to how federal benefit payments are being delivered and makes it easy for current check recipients to switch online at www.GoDirect.org or by calling a toll-free helpline. Switching from checks to direct deposit is fast, easy and free at www.GoDirect.org, by calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center's tollfree helpline at 1-800-333-1795, or by speaking with a bank or credit union representative. Feds phasing out paper checks for Social Security PHOTO BY RON RATNERVolunteer appreciationA crowd of more than 1,000 people showed up for the annual volunteer appreciation dinner last Thursday put on by the Marion County Sheriffs Office at the Livestock Pavilion. Sheriff Ed Dean was on hand to honor those who have helped the department in the past year. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKReady to read Members of Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 salute the flag presented by the Belleview ROTC at the quarterly reading of deceased veterans names Saturday, April 14, at Veterans Memorial Park. The Legion post members performed the reading of the names. More photos, Page 2.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11 2Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Clerical/ Secretarial High paced office has immediate opening Accounts Payable/Payroll/ Admin. Assistant Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in Quickbooks & full knowledge of Excel, Word & all Micro soft programs. Must type a min of 55 wpm. Paid Holidays, Paid sick leave, Paid vacations & health insurance available. Pay DOE. Apply in person at 711 S. Adolph Pt. Lecanto Fl. 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 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Pets DOG Bo is a gentle loving 15 month old Shepherd/Lab Mix, brindle in color, neutered male, weighs 55 lbs. Is house trained, walks well on leash, and would make the greatest of companions. Hes a little shy at first, but warms up quickly. Call Karen @ 218-780-1808 DOG Halo is a sweet, active, spayed 2 y/o bulldog mix. She is a super happy, outgoing, and loves to play. She walks well on leash, is a beautiful red color, and medium size. She is currently a shelter dog and desperately needs a human of her own to love. She would need to be the only dog at home. Call Anne 352-201-8664 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 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. Citrus Hills Homes Forest Ridge Villages Updated, move in ready villa, 2/2/2, private lot, opt. membership to Citrus Hills. Appliances incl. 712 W Toucan Loop 352-746-0002 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Care For the Elderly C areGiver/Family chores, Foresthills & Goldenhills community, excellent references email coach14232004@yahoo. com or call (239) 293-6012 Computers Computer Problem? 352-503-4137 Senior Discount John Warnken In home service L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Computers Computers Computers Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000AWFT 000B48S Fore Ranch Community Sat., April 21 7 am 1 pm Off ST. RD. 200 turn at SW 48 Ave. Follow Signs 6-V T605 only $ 479 8-V T875 only $ 589 12-V T1275 only $ 589 6-V P2000 only $ 429 only $ 4,295 was $4,795 000B4YE 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop before you buy and visit us! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Same Day Service Guaranteed Free Pick-up within 10 miles Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standard only $ 4,995 was $5,995 Quality Used Carts as low as only $1,995 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts N EW T ROJAN B ATTERIES O N S ALE R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000B1ST 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 Children planning to attend kindergarten during the 2012-13 school year can register early at their local elementary school. Once again, parents can complete and print online forms to bring with them when registering their child at school. Doing so will save lots of time in the waiting line. These forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12.fl.us, the districts website. Registration packets will also be available at the Belleview, Dunnellon, Freedom, and Headquarters Libraries, CDS, Health Department as well as local elementary schools. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2012, to enter kindergarten when school starts this August. Currently, more than 3,000 children attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. To register, parents must present the following: The childs certified birth certificate (or legal document stating the childs birth date), proof of residency (the physical address where the child resides; no PO Boxes), proof of the childs physical examination during the past 12 months, court records (if applicable in custody cases), a Florida Certificate of Immunization/shot record, and the childs Social Security card. Parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten may do so in the Guidance Office of their local elementary school or join us for one of our registration events: April 28 at College of Central Florida (Youth Festival) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the Marion County Library Headquarters (Ocala) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, parents may contact the school their child plans to attend or the Elementary Education Office of Marion County Public Schools at 352-2360577. Marion kindergarten registration opens Read the classifieds The Circle Square Cultural Center on Southwest 80th Street was proud to have the Hands Across the Highway Art Expo again. Many art lovers came to view the photographs and original art work on display as well as other types of art. The viewers were entertained by the Paul De Ritter quintet fom Leesburg. Photos in the lobby were the prize winning photos from the On Top of the World Shutterbugs club annual exhibit held in Nov. Another art show worth going to will be the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key on April 28 and 29. For more information please call 352.543.5400. The Paul De Ritter quintet from Leesburg is entertaining the art lovers with very nice music. Art show at OTOWMarion Nassy brought her oldest brother, Havelock Brewster, a yearly visitor from Chevy Chase, Maryland, to enjoy the various arts represented at the show.PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL More photos from Ocala ceremony Above, Fred Pulis, commanded of American Legion Post 354, reads the names of recently deceased veterans. At left, the Belleview ROTC is in perfect stap presenting the colors.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK By Jeff Bryan R IVERLAND N EWS Dunnellon will be booming once again, as the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the town's mining boom of the 1800s with its annual Boomtown Days Dunnellon. Its really great, its going to be so exciting, Beverly Leisure, executive director of the Chamber, said. It all comes together. Festivities begin Thursday with an aquatic/sports show in Dunnellon Plaza with a Poker Run and Chinese Auction also slated. The Chinese Auction will take place at Sears in the Dunnellon Plaza while the Poker Run will start at Gruff's Tap & Grill. The Boom or Bust Dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday between the First Realty Building and Rainbow Title. There will be a live band, food and drinks. Admission is free. During the Boom or Bust Dance, the annual Boomtown Mayor will be chosen. Candidates for Boomtown Mayor this year are: Chet Garron of the Moose Lodge and Dick Morton from the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon. The annual Street Festival, the staple of Boomtown Days, will be Saturday and Sunday. The Little Miss & Mister Dunnellon Pageant will be Saturday, while the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant will be Sunday. This will be the 60th year for the annual pageant. Admission to the festival for each day is $2 for adults; children 12 and younger are free. Part of the proceeds from this years event will go toward the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch. Saturday's festivities will also feature the third annual Pet Parade. Entry forms for the Pet Parade are available at the Chamber of Commerce or those who wish, can register the morning of the event. Cost to enter the Pet Parade is $8 and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. There will be live entertainment, featuring bands and artists. Boomtown Days in Dunnellon

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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. Genealogical Society to meet The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. This months program will feature Judy Wright, who will answer questions about Family Tree Maker 2012. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Steel drum ensemble to performYoung at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, on April 19 will present the Amazing Steel Drum Ensemble. This is a group of young people using hand crafted drums, to provide "happy" music. Their purpose is to reach the young and their families. This a 6 p.m. event to accommodate school hours. You are invited to bring your children and grandchildren, just bring a covered dish to share. The church is at 5010 College Road.Baritone in concert Douglas Ladnier (baritone) will be in concert on Thursday evening, April 19, at 7 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church. He has a repertoire of songs which includes hymns, spirituals, Broadway show stoppers and ballads. He has appeared at Ocala West many times in the past, and we are pleased to have him return again. Don't miss this wonderful evening of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-8549550. Saturday, April 21 Car show scheduled On Saturday, April 21, the second annual multi-charity car show will take place at Living Water Church, 11120 S.W. County Road 484, one mile west of state road 200.All proceeds will benefit Salvation Army, Interfaith services, Annie Johnsons senior services and the Marion County Humane Society. Music, door prizes, awards with gift bags will be given to the first 80 cars registered. Show time is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with registration until noon. Fee is $10. For more information, call Sid at 352-489-7379. Saturday in the Park recreationThe public is invited to the free Saturday in the Park at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex, 3500 S.W. 67th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21. The health-oriented recreational event is being presented by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with Munroe Regional Medical Center, ARC Marion, Marion County Childrens Alliance, and Heart of Florida Health Center. This is the second in a series of four Saturday in the Park events. The event teaches all ages how to stay fit and healthy while having fun. Below is a list of some of the activities: Health screenings, which include checking blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, kids fitness screenings, BMI, and grip strength. Fitness demonstrations and clinics in soccer, basketball, tae kwon do, volleyball, golf, and zumba. Games for all ages including sack races, wheelbarrow races, three-legged races, kickball, and hula hoop contest! Punt, pass, and kick Fort McCoy Cougars Jump Rope for Hearts Demo Team Healthy cooking demonstration by Chef Randal, from the Ocala Hilton Junior Leagues Healthy Recipe Cookbook winners announced! The first 500 kids receive a free kite! For more information please contact Munroes Health Resource Line at 352-867-8181 or City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.Book sale for Center for the Blind A book sale to benefit the Florida Center for the Blind will take place Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Florida Center for the Blind, 7634 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. All proceeds benefit the center. For information, call 352-873-4700.Two-day concert band performanceThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band invites you to their Swing into Spring: concert series on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI) Auditorium, 1614 Fort King Street, Ocala. Musical selections include: Procession of the Nobles, Highlights from Glee, Stardust, featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster; Old Hound Dog Rag, and, featuring the KOS big band: Pennsylvania 6-5000, Dont Get Around Much Anymore, and Sing, Sing, Sing, and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information call 352-624-9291 or check out the band website at kingdomofthesunband.org.The Contours coming to Cultural Center In the summer of 1962, the The Contours with original member Joe Billingslea recorded Berry Gordy Jr.'s, "Do You Love Me," resulting in the group's (and label's) first hit and remained on the charts for five months. The song was the Gordy label's first million-seller, and it still holds the record as Motown's fastest rising hit of all time. The Contours with Joe Billingslea continue to record and tour extensively. Their show is jam-packed with dazzling, high-energy choreography, impeccable harmonies and those timeless Motown grooves that everyone knows and loves. This show is as high energy as it was in the 1960s, though the flips and splits of yesteryear have been replaced by a brilliant choreography more suited to gentlemen in their second half-century of life! See The Contours with original member Joe Billingslea on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information on the 2012 entertainment lineup including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. W henever I am out in public, I try conducting myself with the greatest of care knowing that people are watching. The thing that bothers me the most is that many people have never mastered the fine art of how to dress in public. Some people have never been taught how to dress, let alone how to dress in public. Whenever I go to the mall, and believe me it is as seldom as possible, I cannot help noticing some of these people. What I cannot understand is why young men wear pants too big for them and young women wear pants too small for them. Perhaps we ought to get a little group together and try to reverse this trend. Somebody got the wrong information. I was in the mall the other day and noticed several young men in front of me with trousers several sizes too big and were constantly falling down. One hand was grabbing their trousers while the other hand was hanging onto a cell phone. I wanted to go up and tell them that there is this marvelous new invention called The Belt that would solve the problem that they were having. Once they have The Belt, they can put it on and forget about their trousers falling down to their ankles. If there is anything I do not want to see it is somebodys trouser falling down to their ankles. Criticize me if you want to, but I simply cannot not follow these young men walking down the mall. By the time I go the space of three stores, I am a nervous wreck wondering when those trousers are actually going to fall. Young women are no different. It seems to me that most young women purchase their entire wardrobe when they are in the first grade. At that time, the clothing fits very nicely. By the time these young women hit the 10th grade, those first-grade clothing are not only out of style, but fit no more. Where are their mothers? I know the economy is bad, but really, is it so bad that people cannot afford to upgrade their wardrobe, as they get older and consequently bigger? Shouldnt there be some sale on mirrors these days? If I were a congressman in Washington, D.C., I would work very hard to pass a bill that would make it illegal to walk out of your house on any given morning without first looking into the mirror to see if everything is covered. That is the kind of change I can believe in. As I get older, it gets more difficult to conduct myself as a gentleman because there is so much I do not want to see. Last week I had to return an item to a store and was unprepared for what I was to encounter. I assumed I was well prepared for the day. I went through the normal routine of exercising my eyes to look upward. I try my best when I am out in public to look into the eyes of people, especially those of the gentler sex. This particular day I had really met my match. I stood in line waiting to return my item and I was not thinking too much about the process. I was humming to myself some hymn that was on my mind at the time and was not paying attention to the surroundings. As I say, I trained my eyes to look upward when I am out in public. Eventually, it was my turn to go to the counter and return the item. I walked up and was aghast. I said to myself, Look at the eyes, look at the eyes, look at the eyes. For some reason my eyes were not paying any attention whatsoever. All those years of training seem to have gone out the window. My eyes were in a staring mode and I did not know how to break it. It really is not my fault; I think people should take personal responsibility for their person when they go out in public. They should make sure that everything is prim and proper because you never know what you are going to run into in any given day. For a moment, I had forgotten what I was at the counter for, I tried to shift my eyes into a higher level and it was all I could do to communicate what I needed to communicate at the time. But my eyes, oh, my eyes. They certainly were not helping me in this regard. I might as well come clean and confess. As I walked up to the counter to return my item I could not help but notice that the woman behind the counter was wearing, and you will not believe me, a beard. Yes, I said a beard, whiskers and all. I could not believe it at first. I thought maybe my eyes were trying to get back at me for being so harsh on them the last few months. But no, there in full view of everybody, including my pair of eyes, was a woman with a beard any man would have been proud to wear. All I could think of at the time was what Job said. I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? (Job 31:1 KJV). My motto: be careful little eyes where you stare. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9 4Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A sudden change of plans could lead to a misunderstanding with a friend or family member. Be ready to offer a full explanation of your decision. A past favor is returned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect pressure from those who want you to change your position on a matter of importance. However, the determined Bovine will be able to withstand the bullying and win out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its time to stop dwelling on past disappointments and move on to other possibilities. By weeks end, youll be meeting new people and making new plans for the future. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A long-simmering situation between coworkers threatens to heat up and could create problems with your work schedule. Best advice: Consult a supervisor on how to proceed. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might have just learned that someone close to you is keeping a secret. And, of course, the Cats curiosity has gone into overdrive. But be patient. All is revealed soon enough. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Dont give up. The recognition citing the good work you recently did will come through. Meanwhile, an opportunity opens up that can lead to a lot of traveling later on. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A financial crunch eases, but its still a good idea to keep a tight rein on what you spend for nonessentials. Education becomes a major focus as the week winds down. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Recent encounters with stressful situations could require some restorative measures to get your energy levels back up. Talk to your doctor about a diet and exercise program. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) New connections follow changes on the job or in your personal life. But keep your feelings reined in until these relationships have a chance to develop. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Pay more attention to your aches and pains, and avoid self-diagnoses. Seek professional advice to make sure these problems wont lead to something more serious. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You love doing research and learning new things, so youll be happy to know that education becomes a big part of your life at this time, and for some time to come. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your Piscean penchant for doing things logically could be challenged by an equally strong emotional reaction to a new situation. Best advice: Keep the two factors in balance. BORN THIS WEEK: You love music and nature. You would be an excellent environmentalist, as well as a fine singer or musician. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure FAMILY FEATURES C hef Mary Ann Esposito, host of the PBS television show Ciao Italia, knows all about the joys and benefits of cooking with olive oil. Olive oil is 100 percent natural, contains no cholesterol, trans fats, sodium or sugar. It adds a delicious splash of flavor to any recipe. As a rule of thumb, she says, substitute an equal amount of olive oil for other cooking oils. Here are some more of her tips for eating deliciously with Filippo Berio Olive Oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Has a rich, full flavor, fragrant aroma, low acidity and deep greenish-gold color. Its ideal for salad dressings, marinades, sauces, roasting potatoes and dipping bread. Drizzle it over air-popped popcorn for a healthiersnack,anduseitinChefMaryAnnsrecipeforMarinatedCarrot,Caper and Sweet Red Pepper Salad. Olive Oil: Has a rich golden color; perfectly balanced with a mild flavor. Its ideal as a base for sauces and for sauting meat, poultry, fish or vegetables. Try it in Chef Mary Anns recipe for Eggplant Rolls. Extra Light Olive Oil: Has a subtle taste and light bouquet, which allows natural flavors of food to come through. It has a high smoke point, which makes it perfect for frying, stir-frying and baking. For a great break fast, use it to scramble eggs. For dinner, try it in Chef Mary Anns recipe for Devilish Chicken. Visit www.filippoberio.com and www.ciaoitalia.com for more healthy, delizioso recipes from Chef Mary Ann. Marinated Carrot, Caper and Sweet Red Pepper SaladServes 4 Marinade 1/3 cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 1/4 teaspoons salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons salt-packed capers, well rinsed Salad 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch-long matchstick pieces 1 tablespoon salt 2 large sweet red bell peppers cut into thin, 2-inch-long strips 1 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb 1/4 cup minced flat leaf parsley 2 tablespoons minced mint Combine all marinade ingredients in a 12 x 9-inch rectangular glass or ceramic dish. Mix well. Set aside. Fill a 12to 14-inch saut pan three-quarters full with water. Add carrots and salt. Bring to a boil and cook until a knife tip easily pierces carrots. Drain in colander and transfer to dish with marinade. Toss well. Add peppers and fennel and toss again. Let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour, tossing occasionally to meld the flavors. Just before serving, toss parsley and mint into salad. Serve at room temperature. Eggplant Rolls Serves 8 1 large eggplant (7 to 8 inches long), stem removed, cut into 8 1/4-inch-thick lengthwise slices 2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Olive Oil 2/3 cup minced fresh oregano or mint 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 cup pine nuts 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce 1 cup toasted bread crumbs, made from stale bread Chefs Secret: Purchase eggplants that are very shiny, have intact stem tops, show no bruising or soft spots and feel heavy. Preheat oven to 350F, or fire up the grill. Brush eggplant slices on both sides with olive oil and place in single layers on slightly oiled rimmed baking sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes, or just until soft. Set aside to cool. Alternatively, grill eggplant slices on both sides until they soften and grill marks appear. Mix oregano (or mint), salt, pepper and pine nuts together in a bowl. Spread a couple of tablespoons of the mixture along length of each eggplant slice, and then roll slices into bundles. Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce in the base of a 12 x 9-inch casserole dish. Place eggplant bundles in rows in the dish and spread remaining sauce evenly over top. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake 5 minutes longer. Serve hot and sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Chef Mary Ann Esposito is an accom plished cookbook author and the creator and host of Ciao Italia, the longest-running cooking series on television. Devilish Chicken Serves 4 1 3 1/2 to 4-pound free-range, organic chicken, butterflied 1/4 cup Filippo Berio Extra Light Olive Oil Fine sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Cayenne pepper or dried hot red pepper flakes 1 cup dry white wine Lemon wedges To butterfly chicken, place it on a plastic cutting board, breast side down. With kitchen shears or a boning knife, cut along both sides of backbone and remove and discard the bone or save for stock. Turn chicken over skin side up and flatten it by pressing down with hands or a meat pounder. Coat chicken completely with olive oil, then season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Transfer chicken to a dish, cover, and marinate for several hours. This step can be done the day before. Preheat grill. When coals are white or a gas grill temperature reaches 500F, place chicken on grill, breast side down. Cook, turning frequently, and keeping the fire under control so as not to burn the chicken. About 10 minutes into grilling, begin basting chicken with wine. Continue basting every 10 minutes. The chicken is cooked when a meat thermometer inserted into the thigh bone registers between 175F and 180F. Transfer chicken to a cutting board, and cut into serving pieces. Serve hot with lemon wedges and a squirt of lemon juice. Use your fingers, not a fork, to eat.

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Sunday, April 22 Afternoon of music by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, usually on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. well most months. This month, because of a scheduling conflict, April 22 is the date. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 352-8548930. Monday, April 23 Veterans group to meetThe 40/8 Voiture 472, an organization of honorably discharged veterans formed after World War I, will meet on Monday, April 23, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks, State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top of the World. Come and enjoy comradeship and light refreshments. For further information, call Larry at 352-509-4755 or Ben at 352-209-5916. Tuesday, April 24 Event can help you be a teacher The American Board, a non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and certifying community-based teachers in Florida, will host a public event on how local residents can become certified Florida teachers. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Howard Academy Community Center, 306 N.W. 7th Ave. in Ocala and will be led by Florida Teacher Certification Specialist Rebecca Ruffing. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required for entry. Anyone with a bachelors degree can become a full-time teacher within a year as long as they plan the right path. Ruffing said. We are searching for people who have real-life experience and want to apply that experience in the classroom. At the event, attendees will learn what to expect in a career as a teacher and receive advisement on a personalized path to certification. Ruffing can be contacted at rruffing@americanboard.org or 386-4538515 to answer questions about the event or about the paths to teacher certification in Florida. Breast Cancer Support meeting The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. The April 24th meeting will be a presentation by Dr. Anderson from Boissoneault Oncology Institute who will speak to us on current radiation techniques, benefits and cautions of this type of therapy following or preceding breast cancer surgery. This meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room 235 in order to accommodate a larger attendance and is open to anyone who would like to hear Dr. Andersons message. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 for more information. Friday, April 27 Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceThe Queen of Peace Pro-Family Ministry will be holding an "All you can eat Spaghetti and Meatballs and 25 item salad bar" dinner on Friday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, drink included, children under 18 eat free. High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The speaker will be Josephine LeyteVidal, a Master Gardner who will give us a talk and a video. Even if you do not have a garden, it will be interesting to see how it is done. This will also coincide for this date being Arbor Day. You don't want to miss the always great buffet lunch after the meeting. The cost is a bargain at only $12 per person. All master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Bring a friend! Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854-9612 for reservations or further information. Free tree seminar offeredA free seminar designed for tree removal contractors, landscape professionals and others interested in the proper methods of tree care will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, April 27 at the Discovery Center, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave. Sponsored by the City of Ocala and Asplundh, the seminar will include discussion of preventative pruning techniques, new developments in tree biology, and basics of tree care. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ed Gilman of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Those interested in attending should RSVP city staff at 352-629-8329 or 352-6298530 by April 20. Saturday, April 28 Doll collecting program planned "Doll Collecting as a Hobby" will be the topic of a program given at the "Dolly and Me" Tea, sponsored by the Kingdom of the Sun Doll Club of Ocala, on Saturday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. According to a recent poll, doll collecting is the second most popular hobby in the United States, running closely behind the first, which is stamp collecting. The event will be held in the Enrichment Center at the First Congregational Church of Ocala United Church of Christ at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (minimum age 6) and will include a handmade souvenir doll. There will also be many door prizes and wonderful raffle items. For information, call 352 509-4218 or 352 867-7835. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dolly to tea. Dollies do not need tickets! Lunch, art auction planned The Ocala Decorative Artists are sponsoring a Basket Lunch and Art Auction on Saturday, April 28, at the Ocala West United Methodist Church. Tickets need to be bought in advance. Tickets are $8.50 and you get lunch and a chance for a door prize. A limited number of tickets are still available. For tickets, contact Margaret Fredrick at 352-854-5158. Fundraising barbecue for WagonerA fundraising barbecue for School Superintendent candidate Wally Wagoner will take place on Saturday, April 28, at Abshier Blueberry Farm, 3960 S.E. 115th St., Belleview, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase tickets call Julie at 352-875-8043. Sunday, April 29 Bluegrass Mass to be performed On Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m., the Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr., will perform A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. They will be accompanied by Dominic Muzzi and George Custers Bluegrass Boys, with narrator Rev. Ronal FreyerNicholas. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information, call 352-5370207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Joy Night at Christs Church Lift up your hearts in praise, Joy Night, 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Christ's Church of Marion County invites you to join us and other area churches in an evening of traditional and contemporary music and worship for your entire family. Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. 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Thursday April 19th 11 am All faiths are welcome, bring a friend. Rabbi Ephraim Rubinger Father Matthew Walter Christ The King Anglican Church 3850 W. Anthony Rd., Ocala, FL 34475 Take Hwy. 441 N (Pine Ave.) to NW 35th St. and turn right (there will be a McDonalds and a Winn Dixie on the right corner). Go to W. Anthony Rd. and turn left (this is a four way stop). Travel .3 miles to 3850 on left. Contact Rabbi Rubinger for details: 352-624-7390 The Community for Jewish Spiritual Journeys 000AYMJ Read the classifieds On March 26, the fourth annual Lukey Tournament was held at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. The tournament is held to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Cooleys Anemia, also known as Thalassemia. The tournament namesake is young Luke Mete, the 7-year-old grandson of Ocala Palms residents Rich and Carol Mete. Cooleys Anemia is a genetic blood disorder for which there is no known cure at this time. The medical course of action that is taken is for frequent blood transfusions and, in young Lukes case, a bone marrow transplant. At this time Luke is in remission and we all are hoping and praying for the best. Further information on this genetic disorder may be found at the following websites: www.thelukeyfoundation.c om and www.cooleysanemia.org. The tournament is a one day affair that is hosted by Ernie Reads Monday Golf Group. After a great day of golf a cookout and awards ceremony is held at the Ocala Palms pool area and Royal Palm Room. Sixtyseven golfers participated in the tournament this year and 115 great people showed up for the cookout. A trophy is awarded each year to one player from the mens division and one player from the womens division with the lowest net score. The trophies are donated by BJ Trophies and Awards and we greatly appreciate their generosity. This years winners were, in the mens division, Rick Tuman of Leeward Air Ranch with a net score of 59 and, for the second consecutive year in the womens division, Ocala Palms resident Mary Ellen Misiaszek with a net score of 62. A great time was had by all and many thanks go out to those volunteers who prepared the great hamburgers and hot dogs. Special thanks to Rick Braun who always works the night before preparing his world famous bratwurst and sauerkraut. For dessert, Karah Stanfill honored us once again with her delicious banana pudding. This years tournament raised $1,054 which was donated to the Lukey Foundation. Tournament held at Ocala Palms Rick Tuman, Ernie Read, Mary Ellen Misiaszek. Ernie Read, Carol Mete, Rich Mete (Carol and Rich are Lukes grandparents and Ernie is the tournament host and mover and shaker. Ernie Read and Barry Fies, Ocala Palms Director of Golf. The Cox brothers, with Nick Truby lurking in the background. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7 6Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Forcing people into the 21st Century Reminder: Lock your car, take your keys T his is not the first time weve referenced an old television public service announcement: Lock your car, take your keys. That also applies to your house. Lock your doors or become a statistic. It is the best way to avoid being robbed. Various parts of the country have reported a surge in car burglaries. Items such as laptop computers, cell phones, GPS units, iPad tablets, mp3 players, jewelry, guns and even personal identification documents like a birth certificate and Social Security card are among the items stolen. In the majority of these cases, cars have been left unlocked, making it an invitation for the criminal to enter with minimal risk. There is a good way to find out what is happening in your neighborhood. The sheriffs office website offers Crime Mapping, a great way to track trends and crimes taking place throughout Marion County. Just go to the following website: http://map.citizenserviceportal.com/d efault.aspx?agency=MCSO. From there, follow the directions. If youre a person who lives in the city of Ocala, you can find the same information at this website: http://www.ocalapd.com/pages/Crime_ Mapping. We urge citizens to protect their belongings by keeping vehicles and residences locked at all times. Do not leave valuable items in plain sight inside the vehicle doing so only entices thieves to break in and steal those items. And, if you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, call 911. A lot of these crimes are committed by those called creepers. They go from carport to carport just trying the doors to see if the car is unlocked. If it is well, youre in trouble. Each and every one of us can do our part in sending a message to the petty criminal: My car is locked and whats inside is mine, not yours. Be smart always lock car doors and the front and back door of your home at all times. Dont become a statistic. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Simple honesty can fit on a bumper stickerBy Jim Flynn I f you are self-employed or retired youve already sent to the IRS your first estimated tax payment for 2012 real money based on income you havent received yet. Meanwhile, living nearby are some of the 46 percent of Americans who paid no taxes for 2011 and are unlikely to pay any in 2012. Our system of taxation is mysterious and corrupt. Tax laws are called a code because theyre supposed to be understandable rules for collection and payment of taxes. In reality our tax laws and IRS rulings are 70,000 pages of Washington gobbledygook, which include hundreds of loopholes. The Tax Code is a deceptive game of hide-in-plain-sight. One of my favorite deceptions was a politically influenced ruling that millions in earnings from a worldwide tour by a famous performer should be treated as profits from an investment of her body and voice, and taxed at the lower rate of capital gains. Depending on whom you know, warbling around the world in grand style can be construed as risk-taking. On the other hand singing Saturday night at a local nightclub to earn a few extra bucks on weekends is taxed at the higher rates of ordinary income. Some giant corporations also pay less tax than others for reasons not intended to be understood by ordinary taxpayers. Its all part of the game of politically preferred treatment for friends and supporters. How can we fix the goulash we refer to as the U.S. Tax Code? The only intelligent answer is to deposit the code, rulings, and forms 1040 AtoZ in a recycle trash bin and start anew. An attempt by Congress to reform the current tax code would most likely result in adding goo to the same old stew. There are a number of alternative ideas for raising revenue to run the government. Many European countries have a valueadded tax (VAT) on production. Its easy to collect and difficult to defraud, but it doesnt do away with all other taxes, and it tends to encourage bigger government. Then theres the Fair Tax, a national retail sales tax with refunds to help the less fortunate. Its almost as complicated as our present tax code. A fair tax bill has been gathering dust in Congress for more than a decade. Our favorite is a Flat Tax on all income, regardless of source salaries, benefits, bonuses, dividends, interest, inheritances, capital gains, gambling, lotteries and profits. Our vision is a tithe (ten percent) from income above the poverty level and from business profits. All citizens and business beneficiaries should have a financial stake in the success and well being of the nation. Editor, columnist, and television host Fareed Zakaria suggested playfully that the logical remedy for our corrupt and complex tax system would be a two-page tax code, with no room for loopholes, preferences, credits, exemptions, and exceptions. Theres a bumper sticker which describes a two-page Flat Tax: If 10% is enough for God, its enough for the IRS. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. 000B5WJ Join us for informative lectures on Native American Topics, History and a Drumming Circle. Browse through our Native crafters booths, enjoy dancing, story telling and more! Entry Donations: $3.00 per adult $1.00 per child, 6-16 y.o. Children 5 and under FREE $3 per car park entry fee Visit our website at: www.redeaglelodge.org In conjunction with Citrus County Chronicle and Ft. Cooper State Park Presents our 12th Annual RED EAGLE LODGE POW-WOW NATIVE AMERICAN INTERTRIBAL of West Central Florida, Inc. A Non-Profit Organization Located at Ft Cooper State Park, Citrus County, Florida April 20, 21 & 22, 2012 000B5SL 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 000AZ5R Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000B3KQ 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 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 Jim Clark Editor O ver the past few years, its been obvious that some people have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. Those of us who have websites and e-mails have been part of the effort to educate the public on the use of electronics. Now the federal government is getting in the act. As you can read elsewhere, beginning March 1, 2013, the feds will get rid of all paper checks for benefits, including Social Security. No longer will you be rushing to your mailbox on a certain day of the month to get that check and take it to the bank. You will have a choice. You can either get direct deposit into a checking or savings account or, absent both of those, you can get a prepaid debit card. This will apply to more government benefit checks besides Social Security. A complete list is in the story that starts today on Page 1. Frankly, its hard to understand why anyone would not want direct deposit. The report of stolen or lost checks, especially Social Security, is astronomical. There is also the convenience of knowing that if you are temporarily unavailable, if youre sick or out of town, your money keeps flowing into your account, even if youre not there to cash a check. One thing that hasnt been mentioned much, as near as we can find out, is the effect on the U.S. Postal Service. Is this going to be costly to the postal people, who are going to lose a lot of business? Some might say they want to continue to use cash, and thats why they cash their Social Security check every month. Thats fine. Now you can cash one of your own checks every month and still get the cash. A debit card, of course, is just as good. You take your prepaid debit card to the store, pay for your items, and theres always a little question on the keypad: Do you want cash back? Thats how many of us get cash now without even bothering to go to the bank. If youre one of the 90 percent of Social Security recipients who already get direct deposit, nothing will change. But if youre in that other 10 percent, get ready for some changes. And please, keep the kicking and screaming down. It doesnt become you at all. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986. D o you ever look up at the sky early in the morning? Easter Sunday morning, about 6:30, as I was walking back to the house with the newspaper, I looked up at the sky and the moon was full and very bright; then, to my surprise, a shooting star came from the northern sky. What a marvelous way to begin the day! If you arent an early riser, then take time to look at the night sky usually some of the planets are visible. The First Friday gathering last week was actually held outside by the pool. There werent many of us there because of the holiday weekend, but we enjoyed the get-together. The pool looked very inviting. Speaking of the pool, if you need ID wristbands contact Lil Carie. We must wear our bands in the pool area. Visitors must be accompanied by a QM resident. Several residents have mentioned to me about the speeders on Northwest 32nd Street. Many of these drivers are using 32nd as a cut-through to 44th Avenue, or to Publix. However, many have observed our own residents exceeding the 25 mph speed limit on the street. We have many residents who walk on 32nd and they have complained about the speeders and others who pass cars on this street. Slow down! Its better to go slower and not be involved in an accident, such as hitting a walker, or someone on a bicycle. Remember, bingo is Tuesday, the 24th. There are only two more nights of bingo after this Tuesday. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow had a very enjoyable day which began with the Lazy River Cruise on the Withlacoochee. Captain Mike is very knowledgeable of the history of this area. The cruise began at the dock at Stumpknockers on State Road 200. The cruise, on a covered pontoon boat, is a very leisurely scenic tour that takes approximately two hours. Did you know that the Withlacoochee River flows north? We were excited about seeing the blue heron nest with two babies poking their heads out of the nest; daddy heron was on the ground under the tree watching us. This tour is an excellent way to learn about the river and the wild inhabitants. After the trip we headed across the bridge to Reds Restaurant. Talk about good food you should try this restaurant. You wont believe the size of the servings (ask Barbara Haddix about the beef sandwich). They are only open for breakfast and lunch and are closed on Monday. By the way, we made Bruce Waite an honorary Red Hat member for the day! The next Red Hat outing will be May 2, going to the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville. Call Carolyn if you are interested in going. Hey speeders! Slow down on 32nd Street in Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Top, the Red Hatters on their river cruise on the Withlacoochee. Bottom, First Friday gathering, Steve Kane, Maryann McGill, Theresa Yoders, Terry McGill, Teresa Hite, Benny Bachand and Lil Carie. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Quail Meadow

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7 6Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Forcing people into the 21st Century Reminder: Lock your car, take your keys T his is not the first time weve referenced an old television public service announcement: Lock your car, take your keys. That also applies to your house. Lock your doors or become a statistic. It is the best way to avoid being robbed. Various parts of the country have reported a surge in car burglaries. Items such as laptop computers, cell phones, GPS units, iPad tablets, mp3 players, jewelry, guns and even personal identification documents like a birth certificate and Social Security card are among the items stolen. In the majority of these cases, cars have been left unlocked, making it an invitation for the criminal to enter with minimal risk. There is a good way to find out what is happening in your neighborhood. The sheriffs office website offers Crime Mapping, a great way to track trends and crimes taking place throughout Marion County. Just go to the following website: http://map.citizenserviceportal.com/d efault.aspx?agency=MCSO. From there, follow the directions. If youre a person who lives in the city of Ocala, you can find the same information at this website: http://www.ocalapd.com/pages/Crime_ Mapping. We urge citizens to protect their belongings by keeping vehicles and residences locked at all times. Do not leave valuable items in plain sight inside the vehicle doing so only entices thieves to break in and steal those items. And, if you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, call 911. A lot of these crimes are committed by those called creepers. They go from carport to carport just trying the doors to see if the car is unlocked. If it is well, youre in trouble. Each and every one of us can do our part in sending a message to the petty criminal: My car is locked and whats inside is mine, not yours. Be smart always lock car doors and the front and back door of your home at all times. Dont become a statistic. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Simple honesty can fit on a bumper stickerBy Jim Flynn I f you are self-employed or retired youve already sent to the IRS your first estimated tax payment for 2012 real money based on income you havent received yet. Meanwhile, living nearby are some of the 46 percent of Americans who paid no taxes for 2011 and are unlikely to pay any in 2012. Our system of taxation is mysterious and corrupt. Tax laws are called a code because theyre supposed to be understandable rules for collection and payment of taxes. In reality our tax laws and IRS rulings are 70,000 pages of Washington gobbledygook, which include hundreds of loopholes. The Tax Code is a deceptive game of hide-in-plain-sight. One of my favorite deceptions was a politically influenced ruling that millions in earnings from a worldwide tour by a famous performer should be treated as profits from an investment of her body and voice, and taxed at the lower rate of capital gains. Depending on whom you know, warbling around the world in grand style can be construed as risk-taking. On the other hand singing Saturday night at a local nightclub to earn a few extra bucks on weekends is taxed at the higher rates of ordinary income. Some giant corporations also pay less tax than others for reasons not intended to be understood by ordinary taxpayers. Its all part of the game of politically preferred treatment for friends and supporters. How can we fix the goulash we refer to as the U.S. Tax Code? The only intelligent answer is to deposit the code, rulings, and forms 1040 AtoZ in a recycle trash bin and start anew. An attempt by Congress to reform the current tax code would most likely result in adding goo to the same old stew. There are a number of alternative ideas for raising revenue to run the government. Many European countries have a valueadded tax (VAT) on production. Its easy to collect and difficult to defraud, but it doesnt do away with all other taxes, and it tends to encourage bigger government. Then theres the Fair Tax, a national retail sales tax with refunds to help the less fortunate. Its almost as complicated as our present tax code. A fair tax bill has been gathering dust in Congress for more than a decade. Our favorite is a Flat Tax on all income, regardless of source salaries, benefits, bonuses, dividends, interest, inheritances, capital gains, gambling, lotteries and profits. Our vision is a tithe (ten percent) from income above the poverty level and from business profits. All citizens and business beneficiaries should have a financial stake in the success and well being of the nation. Editor, columnist, and television host Fareed Zakaria suggested playfully that the logical remedy for our corrupt and complex tax system would be a two-page tax code, with no room for loopholes, preferences, credits, exemptions, and exceptions. Theres a bumper sticker which describes a two-page Flat Tax: If 10% is enough for God, its enough for the IRS. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. 000B5WJ Join us for informative lectures on Native American Topics, History and a Drumming Circle. Browse through our Native crafters booths, enjoy dancing, story telling and more! Entry Donations: $3.00 per adult $1.00 per child, 6-16 y.o. Children 5 and under FREE $3 per car park entry fee Visit our website at: www.redeaglelodge.org In conjunction with Citrus County Chronicle and Ft. Cooper State Park Presents our 12th Annual RED EAGLE LODGE POW-WOW NATIVE AMERICAN INTERTRIBAL of West Central Florida, Inc. A Non-Profit Organization Located at Ft Cooper State Park, Citrus County, Florida April 20, 21 & 22, 2012 000B5SL 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 000AZ5R Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000B3KQ 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 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 Jim Clark Editor O ver the past few years, its been obvious that some people have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. Those of us who have websites and e-mails have been part of the effort to educate the public on the use of electronics. Now the federal government is getting in the act. As you can read elsewhere, beginning March 1, 2013, the feds will get rid of all paper checks for benefits, including Social Security. No longer will you be rushing to your mailbox on a certain day of the month to get that check and take it to the bank. You will have a choice. You can either get direct deposit into a checking or savings account or, absent both of those, you can get a prepaid debit card. This will apply to more government benefit checks besides Social Security. A complete list is in the story that starts today on Page 1. Frankly, its hard to understand why anyone would not want direct deposit. The report of stolen or lost checks, especially Social Security, is astronomical. There is also the convenience of knowing that if you are temporarily unavailable, if youre sick or out of town, your money keeps flowing into your account, even if youre not there to cash a check. One thing that hasnt been mentioned much, as near as we can find out, is the effect on the U.S. Postal Service. Is this going to be costly to the postal people, who are going to lose a lot of business? Some might say they want to continue to use cash, and thats why they cash their Social Security check every month. Thats fine. Now you can cash one of your own checks every month and still get the cash. A debit card, of course, is just as good. You take your prepaid debit card to the store, pay for your items, and theres always a little question on the keypad: Do you want cash back? Thats how many of us get cash now without even bothering to go to the bank. If youre one of the 90 percent of Social Security recipients who already get direct deposit, nothing will change. But if youre in that other 10 percent, get ready for some changes. And please, keep the kicking and screaming down. It doesnt become you at all. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986. D o you ever look up at the sky early in the morning? Easter Sunday morning, about 6:30, as I was walking back to the house with the newspaper, I looked up at the sky and the moon was full and very bright; then, to my surprise, a shooting star came from the northern sky. What a marvelous way to begin the day! If you arent an early riser, then take time to look at the night sky usually some of the planets are visible. The First Friday gathering last week was actually held outside by the pool. There werent many of us there because of the holiday weekend, but we enjoyed the get-together. The pool looked very inviting. Speaking of the pool, if you need ID wristbands contact Lil Carie. We must wear our bands in the pool area. Visitors must be accompanied by a QM resident. Several residents have mentioned to me about the speeders on Northwest 32nd Street. Many of these drivers are using 32nd as a cut-through to 44th Avenue, or to Publix. However, many have observed our own residents exceeding the 25 mph speed limit on the street. We have many residents who walk on 32nd and they have complained about the speeders and others who pass cars on this street. Slow down! Its better to go slower and not be involved in an accident, such as hitting a walker, or someone on a bicycle. Remember, bingo is Tuesday, the 24th. There are only two more nights of bingo after this Tuesday. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow had a very enjoyable day which began with the Lazy River Cruise on the Withlacoochee. Captain Mike is very knowledgeable of the history of this area. The cruise began at the dock at Stumpknockers on State Road 200. The cruise, on a covered pontoon boat, is a very leisurely scenic tour that takes approximately two hours. Did you know that the Withlacoochee River flows north? We were excited about seeing the blue heron nest with two babies poking their heads out of the nest; daddy heron was on the ground under the tree watching us. This tour is an excellent way to learn about the river and the wild inhabitants. After the trip we headed across the bridge to Reds Restaurant. Talk about good food you should try this restaurant. You wont believe the size of the servings (ask Barbara Haddix about the beef sandwich). They are only open for breakfast and lunch and are closed on Monday. By the way, we made Bruce Waite an honorary Red Hat member for the day! The next Red Hat outing will be May 2, going to the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville. Call Carolyn if you are interested in going. Hey speeders! Slow down on 32nd Street in Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Top, the Red Hatters on their river cruise on the Withlacoochee. Bottom, First Friday gathering, Steve Kane, Maryann McGill, Theresa Yoders, Terry McGill, Teresa Hite, Benny Bachand and Lil Carie. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Quail Meadow

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Sunday, April 22 Afternoon of music by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, usually on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. well most months. This month, because of a scheduling conflict, April 22 is the date. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 352-8548930. Monday, April 23 Veterans group to meetThe 40/8 Voiture 472, an organization of honorably discharged veterans formed after World War I, will meet on Monday, April 23, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks, State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top of the World. Come and enjoy comradeship and light refreshments. For further information, call Larry at 352-509-4755 or Ben at 352-209-5916. Tuesday, April 24 Event can help you be a teacher The American Board, a non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and certifying community-based teachers in Florida, will host a public event on how local residents can become certified Florida teachers. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Howard Academy Community Center, 306 N.W. 7th Ave. in Ocala and will be led by Florida Teacher Certification Specialist Rebecca Ruffing. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required for entry. Anyone with a bachelors degree can become a full-time teacher within a year as long as they plan the right path. Ruffing said. We are searching for people who have real-life experience and want to apply that experience in the classroom. At the event, attendees will learn what to expect in a career as a teacher and receive advisement on a personalized path to certification. Ruffing can be contacted at rruffing@americanboard.org or 386-4538515 to answer questions about the event or about the paths to teacher certification in Florida. Breast Cancer Support meeting The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. The April 24th meeting will be a presentation by Dr. Anderson from Boissoneault Oncology Institute who will speak to us on current radiation techniques, benefits and cautions of this type of therapy following or preceding breast cancer surgery. This meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room 235 in order to accommodate a larger attendance and is open to anyone who would like to hear Dr. Andersons message. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 for more information. Friday, April 27 Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceThe Queen of Peace Pro-Family Ministry will be holding an "All you can eat Spaghetti and Meatballs and 25 item salad bar" dinner on Friday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, drink included, children under 18 eat free. High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The speaker will be Josephine LeyteVidal, a Master Gardner who will give us a talk and a video. Even if you do not have a garden, it will be interesting to see how it is done. This will also coincide for this date being Arbor Day. You don't want to miss the always great buffet lunch after the meeting. The cost is a bargain at only $12 per person. All master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Bring a friend! Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854-9612 for reservations or further information. Free tree seminar offeredA free seminar designed for tree removal contractors, landscape professionals and others interested in the proper methods of tree care will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, April 27 at the Discovery Center, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave. Sponsored by the City of Ocala and Asplundh, the seminar will include discussion of preventative pruning techniques, new developments in tree biology, and basics of tree care. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ed Gilman of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Those interested in attending should RSVP city staff at 352-629-8329 or 352-6298530 by April 20. Saturday, April 28 Doll collecting program planned "Doll Collecting as a Hobby" will be the topic of a program given at the "Dolly and Me" Tea, sponsored by the Kingdom of the Sun Doll Club of Ocala, on Saturday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. According to a recent poll, doll collecting is the second most popular hobby in the United States, running closely behind the first, which is stamp collecting. The event will be held in the Enrichment Center at the First Congregational Church of Ocala United Church of Christ at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (minimum age 6) and will include a handmade souvenir doll. There will also be many door prizes and wonderful raffle items. For information, call 352 509-4218 or 352 867-7835. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dolly to tea. Dollies do not need tickets! Lunch, art auction planned The Ocala Decorative Artists are sponsoring a Basket Lunch and Art Auction on Saturday, April 28, at the Ocala West United Methodist Church. Tickets need to be bought in advance. Tickets are $8.50 and you get lunch and a chance for a door prize. A limited number of tickets are still available. For tickets, contact Margaret Fredrick at 352-854-5158. Fundraising barbecue for WagonerA fundraising barbecue for School Superintendent candidate Wally Wagoner will take place on Saturday, April 28, at Abshier Blueberry Farm, 3960 S.E. 115th St., Belleview, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase tickets call Julie at 352-875-8043. Sunday, April 29 Bluegrass Mass to be performed On Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m., the Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr., will perform A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. They will be accompanied by Dominic Muzzi and George Custers Bluegrass Boys, with narrator Rev. Ronal FreyerNicholas. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information, call 352-5370207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Joy Night at Christs Church Lift up your hearts in praise, Joy Night, 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Christ's Church of Marion County invites you to join us and other area churches in an evening of traditional and contemporary music and worship for your entire family. Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Saturday, May 5 Marion Landing yard sale Marion Landing will be holding its annual community yard sale on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace. Rain date: May 19. This event is free and open to the public. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5 8Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger AIRPORT EXPRESS! DIRECT TRANSPORTATION Your door to curbside check-in Your own courteous driver Your schedule is our priority You ride in a comfort vehicle We go Beyond Door-to-Door We make you feel safe . 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Thursday April 19th 11 am All faiths are welcome, bring a friend. Rabbi Ephraim Rubinger Father Matthew Walter Christ The King Anglican Church 3850 W. Anthony Rd., Ocala, FL 34475 Take Hwy. 441 N (Pine Ave.) to NW 35th St. and turn right (there will be a McDonalds and a Winn Dixie on the right corner). Go to W. Anthony Rd. and turn left (this is a four way stop). Travel .3 miles to 3850 on left. Contact Rabbi Rubinger for details: 352-624-7390 The Community for Jewish Spiritual Journeys 000AYMJ Read the classifieds On March 26, the fourth annual Lukey Tournament was held at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. The tournament is held to raise funds and awareness in the fight against Cooleys Anemia, also known as Thalassemia. The tournament namesake is young Luke Mete, the 7-year-old grandson of Ocala Palms residents Rich and Carol Mete. Cooleys Anemia is a genetic blood disorder for which there is no known cure at this time. The medical course of action that is taken is for frequent blood transfusions and, in young Lukes case, a bone marrow transplant. At this time Luke is in remission and we all are hoping and praying for the best. Further information on this genetic disorder may be found at the following websites: www.thelukeyfoundation.c om and www.cooleysanemia.org. The tournament is a one day affair that is hosted by Ernie Reads Monday Golf Group. After a great day of golf a cookout and awards ceremony is held at the Ocala Palms pool area and Royal Palm Room. Sixtyseven golfers participated in the tournament this year and 115 great people showed up for the cookout. A trophy is awarded each year to one player from the mens division and one player from the womens division with the lowest net score. The trophies are donated by BJ Trophies and Awards and we greatly appreciate their generosity. This years winners were, in the mens division, Rick Tuman of Leeward Air Ranch with a net score of 59 and, for the second consecutive year in the womens division, Ocala Palms resident Mary Ellen Misiaszek with a net score of 62. A great time was had by all and many thanks go out to those volunteers who prepared the great hamburgers and hot dogs. Special thanks to Rick Braun who always works the night before preparing his world famous bratwurst and sauerkraut. For dessert, Karah Stanfill honored us once again with her delicious banana pudding. This years tournament raised $1,054 which was donated to the Lukey Foundation. Tournament held at Ocala Palms Rick Tuman, Ernie Read, Mary Ellen Misiaszek. Ernie Read, Carol Mete, Rich Mete (Carol and Rich are Lukes grandparents and Ernie is the tournament host and mover and shaker. Ernie Read and Barry Fies, Ocala Palms Director of Golf. The Cox brothers, with Nick Truby lurking in the background. Pat Van Aman and Pat Herndon (Pat Van Aman missed playing in the tournament because of hand surgery). Peggy and Coy Adams.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9 4Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A sudden change of plans could lead to a misunderstanding with a friend or family member. Be ready to offer a full explanation of your decision. A past favor is returned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect pressure from those who want you to change your position on a matter of importance. However, the determined Bovine will be able to withstand the bullying and win out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its time to stop dwelling on past disappointments and move on to other possibilities. By weeks end, youll be meeting new people and making new plans for the future. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A long-simmering situation between coworkers threatens to heat up and could create problems with your work schedule. Best advice: Consult a supervisor on how to proceed. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might have just learned that someone close to you is keeping a secret. And, of course, the Cats curiosity has gone into overdrive. But be patient. All is revealed soon enough. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Dont give up. The recognition citing the good work you recently did will come through. Meanwhile, an opportunity opens up that can lead to a lot of traveling later on. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A financial crunch eases, but its still a good idea to keep a tight rein on what you spend for nonessentials. Education becomes a major focus as the week winds down. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Recent encounters with stressful situations could require some restorative measures to get your energy levels back up. Talk to your doctor about a diet and exercise program. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) New connections follow changes on the job or in your personal life. But keep your feelings reined in until these relationships have a chance to develop. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Pay more attention to your aches and pains, and avoid self-diagnoses. Seek professional advice to make sure these problems wont lead to something more serious. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You love doing research and learning new things, so youll be happy to know that education becomes a big part of your life at this time, and for some time to come. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your Piscean penchant for doing things logically could be challenged by an equally strong emotional reaction to a new situation. Best advice: Keep the two factors in balance. BORN THIS WEEK: You love music and nature. You would be an excellent environmentalist, as well as a fine singer or musician. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure FAMILY FEATURES C hef Mary Ann Esposito, host of the PBS television show Ciao Italia, knows all about the joys and benefits of cooking with olive oil. Olive oil is 100 percent natural, contains no cholesterol, trans fats, sodium or sugar. It adds a delicious splash of flavor to any recipe. As a rule of thumb, she says, substitute an equal amount of olive oil for other cooking oils. Here are some more of her tips for eating deliciously with Filippo Berio Olive Oil: Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Has a rich, full flavor, fragrant aroma, low acidity and deep greenish-gold color. Its ideal for salad dressings, marinades, sauces, roasting potatoes and dipping bread. Drizzle it over air-popped popcorn for a healthiersnack,anduseitinChefMaryAnnsrecipeforMarinatedCarrot,Caper and Sweet Red Pepper Salad. Olive Oil: Has a rich golden color; perfectly balanced with a mild flavor. Its ideal as a base for sauces and for sauting meat, poultry, fish or vegetables. Try it in Chef Mary Anns recipe for Eggplant Rolls. Extra Light Olive Oil: Has a subtle taste and light bouquet, which allows natural flavors of food to come through. It has a high smoke point, which makes it perfect for frying, stir-frying and baking. For a great break fast, use it to scramble eggs. For dinner, try it in Chef Mary Anns recipe for Devilish Chicken. Visit www.filippoberio.com and www.ciaoitalia.com for more healthy, delizioso recipes from Chef Mary Ann. Marinated Carrot, Caper and Sweet Red Pepper SaladServes 4 Marinade 1/3 cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 1/4 teaspoons salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons salt-packed capers, well rinsed Salad 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch-long matchstick pieces 1 tablespoon salt 2 large sweet red bell peppers cut into thin, 2-inch-long strips 1 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb 1/4 cup minced flat leaf parsley 2 tablespoons minced mint Combine all marinade ingredients in a 12 x 9-inch rectangular glass or ceramic dish. Mix well. Set aside. Fill a 12to 14-inch saut pan three-quarters full with water. Add carrots and salt. Bring to a boil and cook until a knife tip easily pierces carrots. Drain in colander and transfer to dish with marinade. Toss well. Add peppers and fennel and toss again. Let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour, tossing occasionally to meld the flavors. Just before serving, toss parsley and mint into salad. Serve at room temperature. Eggplant Rolls Serves 8 1 large eggplant (7 to 8 inches long), stem removed, cut into 8 1/4-inch-thick lengthwise slices 2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Olive Oil 2/3 cup minced fresh oregano or mint 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 cup pine nuts 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce 1 cup toasted bread crumbs, made from stale bread Chefs Secret: Purchase eggplants that are very shiny, have intact stem tops, show no bruising or soft spots and feel heavy. Preheat oven to 350F, or fire up the grill. Brush eggplant slices on both sides with olive oil and place in single layers on slightly oiled rimmed baking sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes, or just until soft. Set aside to cool. Alternatively, grill eggplant slices on both sides until they soften and grill marks appear. Mix oregano (or mint), salt, pepper and pine nuts together in a bowl. Spread a couple of tablespoons of the mixture along length of each eggplant slice, and then roll slices into bundles. Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce in the base of a 12 x 9-inch casserole dish. Place eggplant bundles in rows in the dish and spread remaining sauce evenly over top. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake 5 minutes longer. Serve hot and sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Chef Mary Ann Esposito is an accom plished cookbook author and the creator and host of Ciao Italia, the longest-running cooking series on television. Devilish Chicken Serves 4 1 3 1/2 to 4-pound free-range, organic chicken, butterflied 1/4 cup Filippo Berio Extra Light Olive Oil Fine sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Cayenne pepper or dried hot red pepper flakes 1 cup dry white wine Lemon wedges To butterfly chicken, place it on a plastic cutting board, breast side down. With kitchen shears or a boning knife, cut along both sides of backbone and remove and discard the bone or save for stock. Turn chicken over skin side up and flatten it by pressing down with hands or a meat pounder. Coat chicken completely with olive oil, then season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Transfer chicken to a dish, cover, and marinate for several hours. This step can be done the day before. Preheat grill. When coals are white or a gas grill temperature reaches 500F, place chicken on grill, breast side down. Cook, turning frequently, and keeping the fire under control so as not to burn the chicken. About 10 minutes into grilling, begin basting chicken with wine. Continue basting every 10 minutes. The chicken is cooked when a meat thermometer inserted into the thigh bone registers between 175F and 180F. Transfer chicken to a cutting board, and cut into serving pieces. Serve hot with lemon wedges and a squirt of lemon juice. Use your fingers, not a fork, to eat.

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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. Genealogical Society to meet The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. This months program will feature Judy Wright, who will answer questions about Family Tree Maker 2012. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Steel drum ensemble to performYoung at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, on April 19 will present the Amazing Steel Drum Ensemble. This is a group of young people using hand crafted drums, to provide "happy" music. Their purpose is to reach the young and their families. This a 6 p.m. event to accommodate school hours. You are invited to bring your children and grandchildren, just bring a covered dish to share. The church is at 5010 College Road.Baritone in concert Douglas Ladnier (baritone) will be in concert on Thursday evening, April 19, at 7 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church. He has a repertoire of songs which includes hymns, spirituals, Broadway show stoppers and ballads. He has appeared at Ocala West many times in the past, and we are pleased to have him return again. Don't miss this wonderful evening of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-8549550. Saturday, April 21 Car show scheduled On Saturday, April 21, the second annual multi-charity car show will take place at Living Water Church, 11120 S.W. County Road 484, one mile west of state road 200.All proceeds will benefit Salvation Army, Interfaith services, Annie Johnsons senior services and the Marion County Humane Society. Music, door prizes, awards with gift bags will be given to the first 80 cars registered. Show time is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with registration until noon. Fee is $10. For more information, call Sid at 352-489-7379. Saturday in the Park recreationThe public is invited to the free Saturday in the Park at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex, 3500 S.W. 67th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21. The health-oriented recreational event is being presented by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with Munroe Regional Medical Center, ARC Marion, Marion County Childrens Alliance, and Heart of Florida Health Center. This is the second in a series of four Saturday in the Park events. The event teaches all ages how to stay fit and healthy while having fun. Below is a list of some of the activities: Health screenings, which include checking blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, kids fitness screenings, BMI, and grip strength. Fitness demonstrations and clinics in soccer, basketball, tae kwon do, volleyball, golf, and zumba. Games for all ages including sack races, wheelbarrow races, three-legged races, kickball, and hula hoop contest! Punt, pass, and kick Fort McCoy Cougars Jump Rope for Hearts Demo Team Healthy cooking demonstration by Chef Randal, from the Ocala Hilton Junior Leagues Healthy Recipe Cookbook winners announced! The first 500 kids receive a free kite! For more information please contact Munroes Health Resource Line at 352-867-8181 or City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.Book sale for Center for the Blind A book sale to benefit the Florida Center for the Blind will take place Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Florida Center for the Blind, 7634 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. All proceeds benefit the center. For information, call 352-873-4700.Two-day concert band performanceThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band invites you to their Swing into Spring: concert series on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI) Auditorium, 1614 Fort King Street, Ocala. Musical selections include: Procession of the Nobles, Highlights from Glee, Stardust, featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster; Old Hound Dog Rag, and, featuring the KOS big band: Pennsylvania 6-5000, Dont Get Around Much Anymore, and Sing, Sing, Sing, and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information call 352-624-9291 or check out the band website at kingdomofthesunband.org.The Contours coming to Cultural Center In the summer of 1962, the The Contours with original member Joe Billingslea recorded Berry Gordy Jr.'s, "Do You Love Me," resulting in the group's (and label's) first hit and remained on the charts for five months. The song was the Gordy label's first million-seller, and it still holds the record as Motown's fastest rising hit of all time. The Contours with Joe Billingslea continue to record and tour extensively. Their show is jam-packed with dazzling, high-energy choreography, impeccable harmonies and those timeless Motown grooves that everyone knows and loves. This show is as high energy as it was in the 1960s, though the flips and splits of yesteryear have been replaced by a brilliant choreography more suited to gentlemen in their second half-century of life! See The Contours with original member Joe Billingslea on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information on the 2012 entertainment lineup including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. W henever I am out in public, I try conducting myself with the greatest of care knowing that people are watching. The thing that bothers me the most is that many people have never mastered the fine art of how to dress in public. Some people have never been taught how to dress, let alone how to dress in public. Whenever I go to the mall, and believe me it is as seldom as possible, I cannot help noticing some of these people. What I cannot understand is why young men wear pants too big for them and young women wear pants too small for them. Perhaps we ought to get a little group together and try to reverse this trend. Somebody got the wrong information. I was in the mall the other day and noticed several young men in front of me with trousers several sizes too big and were constantly falling down. One hand was grabbing their trousers while the other hand was hanging onto a cell phone. I wanted to go up and tell them that there is this marvelous new invention called The Belt that would solve the problem that they were having. Once they have The Belt, they can put it on and forget about their trousers falling down to their ankles. If there is anything I do not want to see it is somebodys trouser falling down to their ankles. Criticize me if you want to, but I simply cannot not follow these young men walking down the mall. By the time I go the space of three stores, I am a nervous wreck wondering when those trousers are actually going to fall. Young women are no different. It seems to me that most young women purchase their entire wardrobe when they are in the first grade. At that time, the clothing fits very nicely. By the time these young women hit the 10th grade, those first-grade clothing are not only out of style, but fit no more. Where are their mothers? I know the economy is bad, but really, is it so bad that people cannot afford to upgrade their wardrobe, as they get older and consequently bigger? Shouldnt there be some sale on mirrors these days? If I were a congressman in Washington, D.C., I would work very hard to pass a bill that would make it illegal to walk out of your house on any given morning without first looking into the mirror to see if everything is covered. That is the kind of change I can believe in. As I get older, it gets more difficult to conduct myself as a gentleman because there is so much I do not want to see. Last week I had to return an item to a store and was unprepared for what I was to encounter. I assumed I was well prepared for the day. I went through the normal routine of exercising my eyes to look upward. I try my best when I am out in public to look into the eyes of people, especially those of the gentler sex. This particular day I had really met my match. I stood in line waiting to return my item and I was not thinking too much about the process. I was humming to myself some hymn that was on my mind at the time and was not paying attention to the surroundings. As I say, I trained my eyes to look upward when I am out in public. Eventually, it was my turn to go to the counter and return the item. I walked up and was aghast. I said to myself, Look at the eyes, look at the eyes, look at the eyes. For some reason my eyes were not paying any attention whatsoever. All those years of training seem to have gone out the window. My eyes were in a staring mode and I did not know how to break it. It really is not my fault; I think people should take personal responsibility for their person when they go out in public. They should make sure that everything is prim and proper because you never know what you are going to run into in any given day. For a moment, I had forgotten what I was at the counter for, I tried to shift my eyes into a higher level and it was all I could do to communicate what I needed to communicate at the time. But my eyes, oh, my eyes. They certainly were not helping me in this regard. I might as well come clean and confess. As I walked up to the counter to return my item I could not help but notice that the woman behind the counter was wearing, and you will not believe me, a beard. Yes, I said a beard, whiskers and all. I could not believe it at first. I thought maybe my eyes were trying to get back at me for being so harsh on them the last few months. But no, there in full view of everybody, including my pair of eyes, was a woman with a beard any man would have been proud to wear. All I could think of at the time was what Job said. I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? (Job 31:1 KJV). My motto: be careful little eyes where you stare. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11 2Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. 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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Clerical/ Secretarial High paced office has immediate opening Accounts Payable/Payroll/ Admin. Assistant Must have a minimum of 5 years experience in Quickbooks & full knowledge of Excel, Word & all Micro soft programs. Must type a min of 55 wpm. Paid Holidays, Paid sick leave, Paid vacations & health insurance available. Pay DOE. Apply in person at 711 S. Adolph Pt. Lecanto Fl. 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 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Pets DOG Bo is a gentle loving 15 month old Shepherd/Lab Mix, brindle in color, neutered male, weighs 55 lbs. Is house trained, walks well on leash, and would make the greatest of companions. Hes a little shy at first, but warms up quickly. Call Karen @ 218-780-1808 DOG Halo is a sweet, active, spayed 2 y/o bulldog mix. She is a super happy, outgoing, and loves to play. She walks well on leash, is a beautiful red color, and medium size. She is currently a shelter dog and desperately needs a human of her own to love. She would need to be the only dog at home. Call Anne 352-201-8664 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 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. Citrus Hills Homes Forest Ridge Villages Updated, move in ready villa, 2/2/2, private lot, opt. membership to Citrus Hills. Appliances incl. 712 W Toucan Loop 352-746-0002 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Care For the Elderly C areGiver/Family chores, Foresthills & Goldenhills community, excellent references email coach14232004@yahoo. com or call (239) 293-6012 Computers Computer Problem? 352-503-4137 Senior Discount John Warnken In home service L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Computers Computers Computers Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! Easy to Keep Clean Mildew & Oil Resistant Commercial Grade Quality NEW CONCRETE 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable We Install New or Replace Old Slabs Driveways Drive Extensions Patios Walkways Total Concrete Service A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000AWFT 000B48S Fore Ranch Community Sat., April 21 7 am 1 pm Off ST. RD. 200 turn at SW 48 Ave. Follow Signs 6-V T605 only $ 479 8-V T875 only $ 589 12-V T1275 only $ 589 6-V P2000 only $ 429 only $ 4,295 was $4,795 000B4YE 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop before you buy and visit us! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Same Day Service Guaranteed Free Pick-up within 10 miles Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standard only $ 4,995 was $5,995 Quality Used Carts as low as only $1,995 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts N EW T ROJAN B ATTERIES O N S ALE R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000B1ST 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 Children planning to attend kindergarten during the 2012-13 school year can register early at their local elementary school. Once again, parents can complete and print online forms to bring with them when registering their child at school. Doing so will save lots of time in the waiting line. These forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12.fl.us, the districts website. Registration packets will also be available at the Belleview, Dunnellon, Freedom, and Headquarters Libraries, CDS, Health Department as well as local elementary schools. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2012, to enter kindergarten when school starts this August. Currently, more than 3,000 children attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. To register, parents must present the following: The childs certified birth certificate (or legal document stating the childs birth date), proof of residency (the physical address where the child resides; no PO Boxes), proof of the childs physical examination during the past 12 months, court records (if applicable in custody cases), a Florida Certificate of Immunization/shot record, and the childs Social Security card. Parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten may do so in the Guidance Office of their local elementary school or join us for one of our registration events: April 28 at College of Central Florida (Youth Festival) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the Marion County Library Headquarters (Ocala) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, parents may contact the school their child plans to attend or the Elementary Education Office of Marion County Public Schools at 352-2360577. Marion kindergarten registration opens Read the classifieds The Circle Square Cultural Center on Southwest 80th Street was proud to have the Hands Across the Highway Art Expo again. Many art lovers came to view the photographs and original art work on display as well as other types of art. The viewers were entertained by the Paul De Ritter quintet fom Leesburg. Photos in the lobby were the prize winning photos from the On Top of the World Shutterbugs club annual exhibit held in Nov. Another art show worth going to will be the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key on April 28 and 29. For more information please call 352.543.5400. The Paul De Ritter quintet from Leesburg is entertaining the art lovers with very nice music. Art show at OTOWMarion Nassy brought her oldest brother, Havelock Brewster, a yearly visitor from Chevy Chase, Maryland, to enjoy the various arts represented at the show.PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL More photos from Ocala ceremony Above, Fred Pulis, commanded of American Legion Post 354, reads the names of recently deceased veterans. At left, the Belleview ROTC is in perfect stap presenting the colors.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK By Jeff Bryan R IVERLAND N EWS Dunnellon will be booming once again, as the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the town's mining boom of the 1800s with its annual Boomtown Days Dunnellon. Its really great, its going to be so exciting, Beverly Leisure, executive director of the Chamber, said. It all comes together. Festivities begin Thursday with an aquatic/sports show in Dunnellon Plaza with a Poker Run and Chinese Auction also slated. The Chinese Auction will take place at Sears in the Dunnellon Plaza while the Poker Run will start at Gruff's Tap & Grill. The Boom or Bust Dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday between the First Realty Building and Rainbow Title. There will be a live band, food and drinks. Admission is free. During the Boom or Bust Dance, the annual Boomtown Mayor will be chosen. Candidates for Boomtown Mayor this year are: Chet Garron of the Moose Lodge and Dick Morton from the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon. The annual Street Festival, the staple of Boomtown Days, will be Saturday and Sunday. The Little Miss & Mister Dunnellon Pageant will be Saturday, while the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant will be Sunday. This will be the 60th year for the annual pageant. Admission to the festival for each day is $2 for adults; children 12 and younger are free. Part of the proceeds from this years event will go toward the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch. Saturday's festivities will also feature the third annual Pet Parade. Entry forms for the Pet Parade are available at the Chamber of Commerce or those who wish, can register the morning of the event. Cost to enter the Pet Parade is $8 and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. There will be live entertainment, featuring bands and artists. Boomtown Days in Dunnellon

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INDEX Quail Meadow......7 Ocala Palms........8 Rev. Snyder........10 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012 Happenings Page 3 Puzzles Page 9 12Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B6K9 MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 When Mom made the choice to move to Marion Woods, Tom and I were thrilled. Being part of the opening management team, we learned firsthand the advantages of our residents living the all-inclusive good life. Mom didnt want to pay for services she didnt need in other places, why should you? Call me and Ill tell you more. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. 000B3LL W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 A s is often the case, this week was what many of us could aptly call ordinary in Fairfield Village. Not anything really extraordinary has been called to my attention during the last seven days. Yes, there are things coming up this weekend and in the next couple of weeks, but this past week was quietly what life often is somewhat uneventful or spectacular so far as I know. This gave me cause to stop and think about what that might actually mean. We have had no special events, but do we really need something special to be going on in our lives every single week? Seems to me that the answer is, Of course not. Isnt the ordinary quite acceptable for most of the time? Living in a pleasant community surrounded by amiable people and doing what we choose to do on any given day is what many of us looked forward to as we anticipated retirement. On those former ordinary days, we were frantically racing to work, rushing to get everything we were expected to do done in the allotted time frame, hurrying home so that we could take care of the daily tasks, wishing we had time just to relax and smell the roses, imagining what it might be like to be without so many extra responsibilities, etc. Is that what Edith and Archie Bunker were referencing in the intro to All in the Family when they sang (albeit off key) those were the days! I wonder if we look back now and think that those days were very special too? I, for one, do feel that those ordinary days were every bit as wonderful as the ones we have now. Frankly, I do not remember looking forward to retirement at all. I loved my profession, but not every day was extraordinary obviously. The ordinary ones were by far the most numerous, but there were those times when that special day happened or some unusual event made things remarkable and more noteworthy than had been anticipated. Those exceptional times were worth waiting for especially when they were totally unexpected. I was a high school teacher; and, believe it or not, I taught and coached in the same county high school in northwest Georgia for 33 years. There were lots of ordinary days, but there were enough of the extraordinary that I can look back and know that the time was well spent. Teenagers are certainly not always easy to understand, but for me they were easy to love. Some might find that hard to believe, but I do not think I could have found a better way to spend my professional life than being there to help young people find the joy of learning and explore the possibilities for their futures. While I was working every day, I had very little time to do the things that I was encouraging my students to do. There were very few spare minutes to spend with that special book that I wanted to read or that new project that I wanted to start. Those things had to be put on the shelf for a later time. Well, I have found, quite surprisingly, that now I am able to do more of that learning and exploring than I ever would have imagined. On any ordinary day, I usually have the opportunity to explore some new interest, learn some new thing, read some book that I had wanted to read before, and still have time to Fairfield Village Ordinary is just fine Priscilla Geissal smell my roses right in my own yard. I guess what I am rambling on about is the fact that although each day has its own challenges as we age, each day has its own rewards; and then we have that extraordinary day when we can say happily, These are the days! I hope my friends and neighbors here in Fairfield Village enjoy each of these ordinary days as well. We are in a good spot to do that a lively place filled with lovely people. On an "ordinary" day, we can view spectacular sunsets from our own front yards in Fairfield Village. PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSALI can take the time to "smell the roses" in my own yard on an "ordinary day." By Jim Clark E DITOR Two of the candidates for Marion County School Board District 1 made an appearance before the State Road 200 Coalition last week and spoke about their platforms in this years election. Woody Clymer and Nancy Stacy addressed the group, which was holding its regular April meeting. A third District 1 candidate listed on the Election website, Gerald Kellogg, did not return calls inviting him to the event, according to the organizations president, Pat Gabriel. Clymer, speaking with a downhome humor, noted his work in education in Marion County since 1972. That time included being a principal at different levels, and for a while he was director of employee and labor relations for the district. He told the audience, composed mostly of retirees, that We are failing to tap in to one of our most natural resources, and that is the retirement community. We have retired CEOs, educators who have retired, people who have served in World War II, Korea and other wars, and we have failed to pick their brain as to how they can help us run a better operation and a lot of it is because we wont like what they tell us. He criticized the current board for the four-day week proposal. We needed to have a town meeting before we decided to have a four-day work week. He said the board should have gotten opinions on the negative effects on parents, businesses, law enforcement, the whole package. They make a decision and then try to go out and sell you on it. He said there needs to be more discipline. We have lost the art of disciplining kids. Stacy has said that she got into school activities when the board tried to force a year-round school on the parents. She said the students would have gone to school the same number of days, but that the breaks would have been staggered, sometimes with different children in a family having different three-week breaks. It would have been an attack on the family, she said. She said that statistics show that during a long vacation, our learning loss occurs within three weeks. According to her brochure, she got into the race because she checked the campaign contributions of her competitor she spotted the name of the very ex-superintendent who brought this destructive fad to Marion County. She also defended the classroom teachers. Teachers are not the problem. They have become the scapegoats. Socialism has taken over the schools. Also speaking was Carol Ely, District 2 candidate. Currently she is unopposed in that race. School superintendent candidates George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner, who earlier had debated at a Tea Party meeting, also exchanged views with the Coalition members. The School Board race will be decided in the August primary. The race is non-partisan, and everyone in the county can vote. Woody ClymerNancy Stacy School candidates discuss issues The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. As of last May, anyone newly applying for Social Security, Veterans Affairs or other federal benefits will need to choose an electronic payment method paper checks will no longer be an option. People currently receiving their federal benefits by paper check must switch to direct deposit by March 1, 2013. Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios highlighted the savings to taxpayers by ceremonially writing a check to American taxpayers in the amount of $1 billion. "More than 18 million baby boomers are expected to reach retirement age during the next five years, with 10,000 people a day becoming eligible for Social Security benefits," said Rios. "It costs 92 cents more to issue a payment by paper check than by direct deposit. We are retiring the Social Security paper check option in favor of electronic payments because it is the right thing to do for benefit recipients and American taxpayers alike." The Treasury Department published a final rule in December 2010, to gradually eliminate paper checks for federal benefit payments. In addition to the taxpayer savings, electronic payments are safer and more convenient than paper checks. Last year alone, more than 540,000 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) paper checks were reported lost or stolen and had to be replaced. On Jan. 31, 1940, Ida Mae Fuller received the first monthly Social Security benefit check and, to date, about 165 million people have received Social Security benefits. The movement toward electronic payments has been steadily increasing. According to the 2010 Federal Reserve Payments Study, electronic payments now make up over three-quarters of all noncash payments nationwide. There were 5.7 billion fewer checks written in 2009 than in 2006, a decline of 6.1 percent per year while electronic payments grew 9.3 percent during that same period. Among federal benefit recipients, approximately eight in 10 receive their Social Security or other federal benefit payment electronically. The Treasury Department's public education campaign provides information to Americans about the change to how federal benefit payments are being delivered and makes it easy for current check recipients to switch online at www.GoDirect.org or by calling a toll-free helpline. Switching from checks to direct deposit is fast, easy and free at www.GoDirect.org, by calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center's tollfree helpline at 1-800-333-1795, or by speaking with a bank or credit union representative. Feds phasing out paper checks for Social Security PHOTO BY RON RATNERVolunteer appreciationA crowd of more than 1,000 people showed up for the annual volunteer appreciation dinner last Thursday put on by the Marion County Sheriffs Office at the Livestock Pavilion. Sheriff Ed Dean was on hand to honor those who have helped the department in the past year. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKReady to read Members of Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 salute the flag presented by the Belleview ROTC at the quarterly reading of deceased veterans names Saturday, April 14, at Veterans Memorial Park. The Legion post members performed the reading of the names. More photos, Page 2.



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INDEX Quail Meadow......7 Ocala Palms........8 Rev. Snyder........10 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012 Happenings Page 3 PuzzlesPage 912Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B6K9 MARION WOODS Independent Retir ement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 When Mom made the choice to move to Marion Woods, Tom and I were thrilled. Being part of the opening management team, we learned firsthand the advantages of our residents living the all-inclusive good life. Mom didnt want to pay for services she didnt need in other places, why should you? Call me and Ill tell you more. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. 000B3LL Whats For Whats For LUNCH? LUNCH? Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 As is often the case, this week was what many of us could aptly call ordinary in Fairfield Village. Not anything really extraordinary has been called to my attention during the last seven days. Yes, there are things coming up this weekend and in the next couple of weeks, but this past week was quietly what life often is somewhat uneventful or spectacular so far as I know. This gave me cause to stop and think about what that might actually mean. We have had no special events, but do we really need something special to be going on in our lives every single week? Seems to me that the answer is, Of course not. Isnt the ordinary quite acceptable for most of the time? Living in a pleasant community surrounded by amiable people and doing what we choose to do on any given day is what many of us looked forward to as we anticipated retirement. On those former ordinary days, we were frantically racing to work, rushing to get everything we were expected to do done in the allotted time frame, hurrying home so that we could take care of the daily tasks, wishing we had time just to relax and smell the roses, imagining what it might be like to be without so many extra responsibilities, etc. Is that what Edith and Archie Bunker were referencing in the intro to All in the Family when they sang (albeit off key) those were the days! I wonder if we look back now and think that those days were very special too? I, for one, do feel that those ordinary days were every bit as wonderful as the ones we have now. Frankly, I do not remember looking forward to retirement at all. I loved my profession, but not every day was extraordinary obviously. The ordinary ones were by far the most numerous, but there were those times when that special day happened or some unusual event made things remarkable and more noteworthy than had been anticipated. Those exceptional times were worth waiting for especially when they were totally unexpected. I was a high school teacher; and, believe it or not, I taught and coached in the same county high school in northwest Georgia for 33 years. There were lots of ordinary days, but there were enough of the extraordinary that I can look back and know that the time was well spent. Teenagers are certainly not always easy to understand, but for me they were easy to love. Some might find that hard to believe, but I do not think I could have found a better way to spend my professional life than being there to help young people find the joy of learning and explore the possibilities for their futures. While I was working every day, I had very little time to do the things that I was encouraging my students to do. There were very few spare minutes to spend with that special book that I wanted to read or that new project that I wanted to start. Those things had to be put on the shelf for a later time. Well, I have found, quite surprisingly, that now I am able to do more of that learning and exploring than I ever would have imagined. On any ordinary day, I usually have the opportunity to explore some new interest, learn some new thing, read some book that I had wanted to read before, and still have time to Fairfield Village Ordinary is just fine Priscilla Geissal smell my roses right in my own yard. I guess what I am rambling on about is the fact that although each day has its own challenges as we age, each day has its own rewards; and then we have that extraordinary day when we can say happily, These are the days! I hope my friends and neighbors here in Fairfield Village enjoy each of these ordinary days as well. We are in a good spot to do that a lively place filled with lovely people. On an "ordinary" day, we can view spectacular sunsets from our own front yards in Fairfield Village. PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSALI can take the time to "smell the roses" in my own yard on an "ordinary day." By Jim Clark EDITORTwo of the candidates for Marion County School Board District 1 made an appearance before the State Road 200 Coalition last week and spoke about their platforms in this years election. Woody Clymer and Nancy Stacy addressed the group, which was holding its regular April meeting. A third District 1 candidate listed on the Election website, Gerald Kellogg, did not return calls inviting him to the event, according to the organizations president, Pat Gabriel. Clymer, speaking with a downhome humor, noted his work in education in Marion County since 1972. That time included being a principal at different levels, and for a while he was director of employee and labor relations for the district. He told the audience, composed mostly of retirees, that We are failing to tap in to one of our most natural resources, and that is the retirement community. We have retired CEOs, educators who have retired, people who have served in World War II, Korea and other wars, and we have failed to pick their brain as to how they can help us run a better operation and a lot of it is because we wont like what they tell us. He criticized the current board for the four-day week proposal. We needed to have a town meeting before we decided to have a four-day work week. He said the board should have gotten opinions on the negative effects on parents, businesses, law enforcement, the whole package. They make a decision and then try to go out and sell you on it. He said there needs to be more discipline. We have lost the art of disciplining kids. Stacy has said that she got into school activities when the board tried to force a year-round school on the parents. She said the students would have gone to school the same number of days, but that the breaks would have been staggered, sometimes with different children in a family having different three-week breaks. It would have been an attack on the family, she said. She said that statistics show that during a long vacation, our learning loss occurs within three weeks. According to her brochure, she got into the race because she checked the campaign contributions of her competitor she spotted the name of the very ex-superintendent who brought this destructive fad to Marion County. She also defended the classroom teachers. Teachers are not the problem. They have become the scapegoats. Socialism has taken over the schools. Also speaking was Carol Ely, District 2 candidate. Currently she is unopposed in that race. School superintendent candidates George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner, who earlier had debated at a Tea Party meeting, also exchanged views with the Coalition members. The School Board race will be decided in the August primary. The race is non-partisan, and everyone in the county can vote. Woody Clymer Nancy Stacy School candidates discuss issues The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. As of last May, anyone newly applying for Social Security, Veterans Affairs or other federal benefits will need to choose an electronic payment method paper checks will no longer be an option. People currently receiving their federal benefits by paper check must switch to direct deposit by March 1, 2013. Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios highlighted the savings to taxpayers by ceremonially writing a check to American taxpayers in the amount of $1 billion. "More than 18 million baby boomers are expected to reach retirement age during the next five years, with 10,000 people a day becoming eligible for Social Security benefits," said Rios. "It costs 92 cents more to issue a payment by paper check than by direct deposit. We are retiring the Social Security paper check option in favor of electronic payments because it is the right thing to do for benefit recipients and American taxpayers alike." The Treasury Department published a final rule in December 2010, to gradually eliminate paper checks for federal benefit payments. In addition to the taxpayer savings, electronic payments are safer and more convenient than paper checks. Last year alone, more than 540,000 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) paper checks were reported lost or stolen and had to be replaced. On Jan. 31, 1940, Ida Mae Fuller received the first monthly Social Security benefit check and, to date, about 165 million people have received Social Security benefits. The movement toward electronic payments has been steadily increasing. According to the 2010 Federal Reserve Payments Study, electronic payments now make up over three-quarters of all noncash payments nationwide. There were 5.7 billion fewer checks written in 2009 than in 2006, a decline of 6.1 percent per year while electronic payments grew 9.3 percent during that same period. Among federal benefit recipients, approximately eight in 10 receive their Social Security or other federal benefit payment electronically. The Treasury Department's public education campaign provides information to Americans about the change to how federal benefit payments are being delivered and makes it easy for current check recipients to switch online at www.GoDirect.org or by calling a toll-free helpline. Switching from checks to direct deposit is fast, easy and free at www.GoDirect.org, by calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center's tollfree helpline at 1-800-333-1795, or by speaking with a bank or credit union representative. Feds phasing out paper checks for Social Security PHOTO BY RON RATNERVolunteer appreciationA crowd of more than 1,000 people showed up for the annual volunteer appreciation dinner last Thursday put on by the Marion County Sheriffs Office at the Livestock Pavilion. Sheriff Ed Dean was on hand to honor those who have helped the department in the past year. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKReady to readMembers of Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 salute the flag presented by the Belleview ROTC at the quarterly reading of deceased veterans names Saturday, April 14, at Veterans Memorial Park. The Legion post members performed the reading of the names. More photos, Page 2.

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To register, parents must present the following: The childs certified birth certificate (or legal document stating the childs birth date), proof of residency (the physical address where the child resides; no PO Boxes), proof of the childs physical examination during the past 12 months, court records (if applicable in custody cases), a Florida Certificate of Immunization/shot record, and the childs Social Security card. Parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten may do so in the Guidance Office of their local elementary school or join us for one of our registration events: April 28 at College of Central Florida (Youth Festival) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the Marion County Library Headquarters (Ocala) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, parents may contact the school their child plans to attend or the Elementary Education Office of Marion County Public Schools at 352-2360577. Marion kindergarten registration opens Read the classifieds The Circle Square Cultural Center on Southwest 80th Street was proud to have the Hands Across the Highway Art Expo again. Many art lovers came to view the photographs and original art work on display as well as other types of art. The viewers were entertained by the Paul De Ritter quintet fom Leesburg. Photos in the lobby were the prize winning photos from the On Top of the World Shutterbugs club annual exhibit held in Nov. Another art show worth going to will be the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key on April 28 and 29. For more information please call 352.543.5400. The Paul De Ritter quintet from Leesburg is entertaining the art lovers with very nice music. Art show at OTOWMarion Nassy brought her oldest brother, Havelock Brewster, a yearly visitor from Chevy Chase, Maryland, to enjoy the various arts represented at the show.PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL More photos from Ocala ceremony Above, Fred Pulis, commanded of American Legion Post 354, reads the names of recently deceased veterans. At left, the Belleview ROTC is in perfect stap presenting the colors.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK By Jeff Bryan RIVERLANDNEWSDunnellon will be booming once again, as the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the town's mining boom of the 1800s with its annual Boomtown Days Dunnellon. Its really great, its going to be so exciting, Beverly Leisure, executive director of the Chamber, said. It all comes together. Festivities begin Thursday with an aquatic/sports show in Dunnellon Plaza with a Poker Run and Chinese Auction also slated. The Chinese Auction will take place at Sears in the Dunnellon Plaza while the Poker Run will start at Gruff's Tap & Grill. The Boom or Bust Dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday between the First Realty Building and Rainbow Title. There will be a live band, food and drinks. Admission is free. During the Boom or Bust Dance, the annual Boomtown Mayor will be chosen. Candidates for Boomtown Mayor this year are: Chet Garron of the Moose Lodge and Dick Morton from the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon. The annual Street Festival, the staple of Boomtown Days, will be Saturday and Sunday. The Little Miss & Mister Dunnellon Pageant will be Saturday, while the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant will be Sunday. This will be the 60th year for the annual pageant. Admission to the festival for each day is $2 for adults; children 12 and younger are free. Part of the proceeds from this years event will go toward the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch. Saturday's festivities will also feature the third annual Pet Parade. Entry forms for the Pet Parade are available at the Chamber of Commerce or those who wish, can register the morning of the event. Cost to enter the Pet Parade is $8 and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. There will be live entertainment, featuring bands and artists. Boomtown Days in Dunnellon

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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.Genealogical Society to meetThe Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. This months program will feature Judy Wright, who will answer questions about Family Tree Maker 2012. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Steel drum ensemble to performYoung at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, on April 19 will present the Amazing Steel Drum Ensemble. This is a group of young people using hand crafted drums, to provide "happy" music. Their purpose is to reach the young and their families. This a 6 p.m. event to accommodate school hours. You are invited to bring your children and grandchildren, just bring a covered dish to share. The church is at 5010 College Road.Baritone in concertDouglas Ladnier (baritone) will be in concert on Thursday evening, April 19, at 7 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church. He has a repertoire of songs which includes hymns, spirituals, Broadway show stoppers and ballads. He has appeared at Ocala West many times in the past, and we are pleased to have him return again. Don't miss this wonderful evening of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-8549550.Saturday, April 21 Car show scheduledOn Saturday, April 21, the second annual multi-charity car show will take place at Living Water Church, 11120 S.W. County Road 484, one mile west of state road 200.All proceeds will benefit Salvation Army, Interfaith services, Annie Johnsons senior services and the Marion County Humane Society. Music, door prizes, awards with gift bags will be given to the first 80 cars registered. Show time is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with registration until noon. Fee is $10. For more information, call Sid at 352-489-7379.Saturday in the Park recreationThe public is invited to the free Saturday in the Park at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex, 3500 S.W. 67th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21. The health-oriented recreational event is being presented by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with Munroe Regional Medical Center, ARC Marion, Marion County Childrens Alliance, and Heart of Florida Health Center. This is the second in a series of four Saturday in the Park events. The event teaches all ages how to stay fit and healthy while having fun. Below is a list of some of the activities: Health screenings, which include checking blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, kids fitness screenings, BMI, and grip strength. Fitness demonstrations and clinics in soccer, basketball, tae kwon do, volleyball, golf, and zumba. Games for all ages including sack races, wheelbarrow races, three-legged races, kickball, and hula hoop contest! Punt, pass, and kick Fort McCoy Cougars Jump Rope for Hearts Demo Team Healthy cooking demonstration by Chef Randal, from the Ocala Hilton Junior Leagues Healthy Recipe Cookbook winners announced! The first 500 kids receive a free kite! For more information please contact Munroes Health Resource Line at 352-867-8181 or City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.Book sale for Center for the BlindA book sale to benefit the Florida Center for the Blind will take place Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Florida Center for the Blind, 7634 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. All proceeds benefit the center. For information, call 352-873-4700.Two-day concert band performanceThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band invites you to their Swing into Spring: concert series on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI) Auditorium, 1614 Fort King Street, Ocala. Musical selections include: Procession of the Nobles, Highlights from Glee, Stardust, featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster; Old Hound Dog Rag, and, featuring the KOS big band: Pennsylvania 6-5000, Dont Get Around Much Anymore, and Sing, Sing, Sing, and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information call 352-624-9291 or check out the band website at kingdomofthesunband.org.The Contours coming to Cultural CenterIn the summer of 1962, the The Contours with original member Joe Billingslea recorded Berry Gordy Jr.'s, "Do You Love Me," resulting in the group's (and label's) first hit and remained on the charts for five months. The song was the Gordy label's first million-seller, and it still holds the record as Motown's fastest rising hit of all time. The Contours with Joe Billingslea continue to record and tour extensively. Their show is jam-packed with dazzling, high-energy choreography, impeccable harmonies and those timeless Motown grooves that everyone knows and loves. This show is as high energy as it was in the 1960s, though the flips and splits of yesteryear have been replaced by a brilliant choreography more suited to gentlemen in their second half-century of life! See The Contours with original member Joe Billingslea on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information on the 2012 entertainment lineup including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. Whenever I am out in public, I try conducting myself with the greatest of care knowing that people are watching. The thing that bothers me the most is that many people have never mastered the fine art of how to dress in public. Some people have never been taught how to dress, let alone how to dress in public. Whenever I go to the mall, and believe me it is as seldom as possible, I cannot help noticing some of these people. What I cannot understand is why young men wear pants too big for them and young women wear pants too small for them. Perhaps we ought to get a little group together and try to reverse this trend. Somebody got the wrong information. I was in the mall the other day and noticed several young men in front of me with trousers several sizes too big and were constantly falling down. One hand was grabbing their trousers while the other hand was hanging onto a cell phone. I wanted to go up and tell them that there is this marvelous new invention called The Belt that would solve the problem that they were having. Once they have The Belt, they can put it on and forget about their trousers falling down to their ankles. If there is anything I do not want to see it is somebodys trouser falling down to their ankles. Criticize me if you want to, but I simply cannot not follow these young men walking down the mall. By the time I go the space of three stores, I am a nervous wreck wondering when those trousers are actually going to fall. Young women are no different. It seems to me that most young women purchase their entire wardrobe when they are in the first grade. At that time, the clothing fits very nicely. By the time these young women hit the 10th grade, those first-grade clothing are not only out of style, but fit no more. Where are their mothers? I know the economy is bad, but really, is it so bad that people cannot afford to upgrade their wardrobe, as they get older and consequently bigger? Shouldnt there be some sale on mirrors these days? If I were a congressman in Washington, D.C., I would work very hard to pass a bill that would make it illegal to walk out of your house on any given morning without first looking into the mirror to see if everything is covered. That is the kind of change I can believe in. As I get older, it gets more difficult to conduct myself as a gentleman because there is so much I do not want to see. Last week I had to return an item to a store and was unprepared for what I was to encounter. I assumed I was well prepared for the day. I went through the normal routine of exercising my eyes to look upward. I try my best when I am out in public to look into the eyes of people, especially those of the gentler sex. This particular day I had really met my match. I stood in line waiting to return my item and I was not thinking too much about the process. I was humming to myself some hymn that was on my mind at the time and was not paying attention to the surroundings. As I say, I trained my eyes to look upward when I am out in public. Eventually, it was my turn to go to the counter and return the item. I walked up and was aghast. I said to myself, Look at the eyes, look at the eyes, look at the eyes. For some reason my eyes were not paying any attention whatsoever. All those years of training seem to have gone out the window. My eyes were in a staring mode and I did not know how to break it. It really is not my fault; I think people should take personal responsibility for their person when they go out in public. They should make sure that everything is prim and proper because you never know what you are going to run into in any given day. For a moment, I had forgotten what I was at the counter for, I tried to shift my eyes into a higher level and it was all I could do to communicate what I needed to communicate at the time. But my eyes, oh, my eyes. They certainly were not helping me in this regard. I might as well come clean and confess. As I walked up to the counter to return my item I could not help but notice that the woman behind the counter was wearing, and you will not believe me, a beard. Yes, I said a beard, whiskers and all. I could not believe it at first. I thought maybe my eyes were trying to get back at me for being so harsh on them the last few months. But no, there in full view of everybody, including my pair of eyes, was a woman with a beard any man would have been proud to wear. All I could think of at the time was what Job said. I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? (Job 31:1 KJV). My motto: be careful little eyes where you stare.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 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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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A sudden change of plans could lead to a misunderstanding with a friend or family member. Be ready to offer a full explanation of your decision. A past favor is returned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect pressure from those who want you to change your position on a matter of importance. However, the determined Bovine will be able to withstand the bullying and win out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its time to stop dwelling on past disappointments and move on to other possibilities. By weeks end, youll be meeting new people and making new plans for the future. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A long-simmering situation between coworkers threatens to heat up and could create problems with your work schedule. Best advice: Consult a supervisor on how to proceed. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might have just learned that someone close to you is keeping a secret. And, of course, the Cats curiosity has gone into overdrive. But be patient. All is revealed soon enough. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Dont give up. The recognition citing the good work you recently did will come through. Meanwhile, an opportunity opens up that can lead to a lot of traveling later on. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A financial crunch eases, but its still a good idea to keep a tight rein on what you spend for nonessentials. Education becomes a major focus as the week winds down. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Recent encounters with stressful situations could require some restorative measures to get your energy levels back up. Talk to your doctor about a diet and exercise program. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) New connections follow changes on the job or in your personal life. But keep your feelings reined in until these relationships have a chance to develop. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Pay more attention to your aches and pains, and avoid self-diagnoses. Seek professional advice to make sure these problems wont lead to something more serious. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You love doing research and learning new things, so youll be happy to know that education becomes a big part of your life at this time, and for some time to come. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your Piscean penchant for doing things logically could be challenged by an equally strong emotional reaction to a new situation. Best advice: Keep the two factors in balance. BORN THIS WEEK: You love music and nature. You would be an excellent environmentalist, as well as a fine singer or musician. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure FAMILY FEATURES Chef Mary Ann Esposito, host of the PBS television show Ciao Italia, knows all about the joys and benefits of cooking with olive oil. Olive oil is 100 percent natural, contains no cholesterol, trans fats, sodium or sugar. It adds a delicious splash of flavor to any recipe. As a rule of thumb, she says, substitute an equal amount of olive oil for other cooking oils. Here are some more of her tips for eating deliciously with Filippo Berio Olive Oil:Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Has a rich, full flavor, fragrant aroma, low acidity and deep greenish-gold color. Its ideal for salad dressings, marinades, sauces, roasting potatoes and dipping bread. Drizzle it over air-popped popcorn for a healthiersnack,anduseitinChefMaryAnnsrecipeforMarinatedCarrot,Caper and Sweet Red Pepper Salad.Olive Oil: Has a rich golden color; perfectly balanced with a mild flavor. Its ideal as a base for sauces and for sauting meat, poultry, fish or vegetables. Try it in Chef Mary Anns recipe for Eggplant Rolls.Extra Light Olive Oil: Has a subtle taste and light bouquet, which allows natural flavors of food to come through. It has a high smoke point, which makes it perfect for frying, stir-frying and baking. For a great break fast, use it to scramble eggs. For dinner, try it in Chef Mary Anns recipe for Devilish Chicken. Visit www.filippoberio.com and www.ciaoitalia.com for more healthy, delizioso recipes from Chef Mary Ann. Marinated Carrot, Caper and Sweet Red Pepper SaladServes 4 Marinade 1/3 cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 1/4 teaspoons salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons salt-packed capers, well rinsed Salad 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch-long matchstick pieces 1 tablespoon salt 2 large sweet red bell peppers cut into thin, 2-inch-long strips 1 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb 1/4 cup minced flat leaf parsley 2 tablespoons minced mint Combine all marinade ingredients in a 12 x 9-inch rectangular glass or ceramic dish. Mix well. Set aside. Fill a 12to 14-inch saut pan three-quarters full with water. Add carrots and salt. Bring to a boil and cook until a knife tip easily pierces carrots. Drain in colander and transfer to dish with marinade. Toss well. Add peppers and fennel and toss again. Let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour, tossing occasionally to meld the flavors. Just before serving, toss parsley and mint into salad. Serve at room temperature. Eggplant RollsServes 8 1 large eggplant (7 to 8 inches long), stem removed, cut into 8 1/4-inch-thick lengthwise slices 2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Olive Oil 2/3 cup minced fresh oregano or mint 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 cup pine nuts 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce 1 cup toasted bread crumbs, made from stale bread Chefs Secret: Purchase eggplants that are very shiny, have intact stem tops, show no bruising or soft spots and feel heavy. Preheat oven to 350F, or fire up the grill. Brush eggplant slices on both sides with olive oil and place in single layers on slightly oiled rimmed baking sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes, or just until soft. Set aside to cool. Alternatively, grill eggplant slices on both sides until they soften and grill marks appear. Mix oregano (or mint), salt, pepper and pine nuts together in a bowl. Spread a couple of tablespoons of the mixture along length of each eggplant slice, and then roll slices into bundles. Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce in the base of a 12 x 9-inch casserole dish. Place eggplant bundles in rows in the dish and spread remaining sauce evenly over top. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake 5 minutes longer. Serve hot and sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Chef Mary Ann Esposito is an accom plished cookbook author and the creator and host of Ciao Italia, the longest-running cooking series on television.Devilish ChickenServes 4 1 3 1/2 to 4-pound free-range, organic chicken, butterflied 1/4 cup Filippo Berio Extra Light Olive Oil Fine sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Cayenne pepper or dried hot red pepper flakes 1 cup dry white wine Lemon wedges To butterfly chicken, place it on a plastic cutting board, breast side down. With kitchen shears or a boning knife, cut along both sides of backbone and remove and discard the bone or save for stock. Turn chicken over skin side up and flatten it by pressing down with hands or a meat pounder. Coat chicken completely with olive oil, then season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Transfer chicken to a dish, cover, and marinate for several hours. This step can be done the day before. Preheat grill. When coals are white or a gas grill temperature reaches 500F, place chicken on grill, breast side down. Cook, turning frequently, and keeping the fire under control so as not to burn the chicken. About 10 minutes into grilling, begin basting chicken with wine. Continue basting every 10 minutes. The chicken is cooked when a meat thermometer inserted into the thigh bone registers between 175F and 180F. Transfer chicken to a cutting board, and cut into serving pieces. Serve hot with lemon wedges and a squirt of lemon juice. Use your fingers, not a fork, to eat.

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Sunday, April 22 Afternoon of music by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, usually on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. well most months. This month, because of a scheduling conflict, April 22 is the date. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 352-8548930.Monday, April 23 Veterans group to meetThe 40/8 Voiture 472, an organization of honorably discharged veterans formed after World War I, will meet on Monday, April 23, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks, State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top of the World. Come and enjoy comradeship and light refreshments. For further information, call Larry at 352-509-4755 or Ben at 352-209-5916.Tuesday, April 24 Event can help you be a teacherThe American Board, a non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and certifying community-based teachers in Florida, will host a public event on how local residents can become certified Florida teachers. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Howard Academy Community Center, 306 N.W. 7th Ave. in Ocala and will be led by Florida Teacher Certification Specialist Rebecca Ruffing. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required for entry. Anyone with a bachelors degree can become a full-time teacher within a year as long as they plan the right path. Ruffing said. We are searching for people who have real-life experience and want to apply that experience in the classroom. At the event, attendees will learn what to expect in a career as a teacher and receive advisement on a personalized path to certification. Ruffing can be contacted at rruffing@americanboard.org or 386-4538515 to answer questions about the event or about the paths to teacher certification in Florida.Breast Cancer Support meetingThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. The April 24th meeting will be a presentation by Dr. Anderson from Boissoneault Oncology Institute who will speak to us on current radiation techniques, benefits and cautions of this type of therapy following or preceding breast cancer surgery. This meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room 235 in order to accommodate a larger attendance and is open to anyone who would like to hear Dr. Andersons message. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 for more information.Friday, April 27 Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceThe Queen of Peace Pro-Family Ministry will be holding an "All you can eat Spaghetti and Meatballs and 25 item salad bar" dinner on Friday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, drink included, children under 18 eat free.High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The speaker will be Josephine LeyteVidal, a Master Gardner who will give us a talk and a video. Even if you do not have a garden, it will be interesting to see how it is done. This will also coincide for this date being Arbor Day. You don't want to miss the always great buffet lunch after the meeting. The cost is a bargain at only $12 per person. All master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Bring a friend! Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854-9612 for reservations or further information. Free tree seminar offeredA free seminar designed for tree removal contractors, landscape professionals and others interested in the proper methods of tree care will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, April 27 at the Discovery Center, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave. Sponsored by the City of Ocala and Asplundh, the seminar will include discussion of preventative pruning techniques, new developments in tree biology, and basics of tree care. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ed Gilman of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Those interested in attending should RSVP city staff at 352-629-8329 or 352-6298530 by April 20.Saturday, April 28 Doll collecting program planned"Doll Collecting as a Hobby" will be the topic of a program given at the "Dolly and Me" Tea, sponsored by the Kingdom of the Sun Doll Club of Ocala, on Saturday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. According to a recent poll, doll collecting is the second most popular hobby in the United States, running closely behind the first, which is stamp collecting. The event will be held in the Enrichment Center at the First Congregational Church of Ocala United Church of Christ at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (minimum age 6) and will include a handmade souvenir doll. There will also be many door prizes and wonderful raffle items. For information, call 352 509-4218 or 352 867-7835. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dolly to tea. Dollies do not need tickets!Lunch, art auction plannedThe Ocala Decorative Artists are sponsoring a Basket Lunch and Art Auction on Saturday, April 28, at the Ocala West United Methodist Church. Tickets need to be bought in advance. Tickets are $8.50 and you get lunch and a chance for a door prize. A limited number of tickets are still available. For tickets, contact Margaret Fredrick at 352-854-5158.Fundraising barbecue for WagonerA fundraising barbecue for School Superintendent candidate Wally Wagoner will take place on Saturday, April 28, at Abshier Blueberry Farm, 3960 S.E. 115th St., Belleview, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase tickets call Julie at 352-875-8043.Sunday, April 29 Bluegrass Mass to be performedOn Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m., the Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr., will perform A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. They will be accompanied by Dominic Muzzi and George Custers Bluegrass Boys, with narrator Rev. Ronal FreyerNicholas. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information, call 352-5370207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org.Joy Night at Christs ChurchLift up your hearts in praise, Joy Night, 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Christ's Church of Marion County invites you to join us and other area churches in an evening of traditional and contemporary music and worship for your entire family. Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Saturday, May 5 Marion Landing yard saleMarion Landing will be holding its annual community yard sale on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace. Rain date: May 19. This event is free and open to the public. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger AIRPORT EXPRESS! DIRECT TRANSPORTATION Your door to curbside check-in Your own courteous driver Your schedule is our priority You ride in a comfort vehicle We go Beyond Door-to-Door We make you feel safe . 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The medical course of action that is taken is for frequent blood transfusions and, in young Lukes case, a bone marrow transplant. At this time Luke is in remission and we all are hoping and praying for the best. Further information on this genetic disorder may be found at the following websites: www.thelukeyfoundation.c om and www.cooleysanemia.org. The tournament is a one day affair that is hosted by Ernie Reads Monday Golf Group. After a great day of golf a cookout and awards ceremony is held at the Ocala Palms pool area and Royal Palm Room. Sixtyseven golfers participated in the tournament this year and 115 great people showed up for the cookout. A trophy is awarded each year to one player from the mens division and one player from the womens division with the lowest net score. The trophies are donated by BJ Trophies and Awards and we greatly appreciate their generosity. This years winners were, in the mens division, Rick Tuman of Leeward Air Ranch with a net score of 59 and, for the second consecutive year in the womens division, Ocala Palms resident Mary Ellen Misiaszek with a net score of 62. A great time was had by all and many thanks go out to those volunteers who prepared the great hamburgers and hot dogs. Special thanks to Rick Braun who always works the night before preparing his world famous bratwurst and sauerkraut. For dessert, Karah Stanfill honored us once again with her delicious banana pudding. This years tournament raised $1,054 which was donated to the Lukey Foundation. Tournament held at Ocala Palms Rick Tuman, Ernie Read, Mary Ellen Misiaszek. Ernie Read, Carol Mete, Rich Mete (Carol and Rich are Lukes grandparents and Ernie is the tournament host and mover and shaker. Ernie Read and Barry Fies, Ocala Palms Director of Golf. The Cox brothers, with Nick Truby lurking in the background. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Forcing people into the 21st Century Reminder: Lock your car, take your keys This is not the first time weve referenced an old television public service announcement: Lock your car, take your keys. That also applies to your house. Lock your doors or become a statistic. It is the best way to avoid being robbed. Various parts of the country have reported a surge in car burglaries. Items such as laptop computers, cell phones, GPS units, iPad tablets, mp3 players, jewelry, guns and even personal identification documents like a birth certificate and Social Security card are among the items stolen. In the majority of these cases, cars have been left unlocked, making it an invitation for the criminal to enter with minimal risk. There is a good way to find out what is happening in your neighborhood. The sheriffs office website offers Crime Mapping, a great way to track trends and crimes taking place throughout Marion County. Just go to the following website: http://map.citizenserviceportal.com/d efault.aspx?agency=MCSO. From there, follow the directions. If youre a person who lives in the city of Ocala, you can find the same information at this website: http://www.ocalapd.com/pages/Crime_ Mapping. We urge citizens to protect their belongings by keeping vehicles and residences locked at all times. Do not leave valuable items in plain sight inside the vehicle doing so only entices thieves to break in and steal those items. And, if you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, call 911. A lot of these crimes are committed by those called creepers. They go from carport to carport just trying the doors to see if the car is unlocked. If it is well, youre in trouble. Each and every one of us can do our part in sending a message to the petty criminal: My car is locked and whats inside is mine, not yours. Be smart always lock car doors and the front and back door of your home at all times. Dont become a statistic. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Simple honesty can fit on a bumper stickerBy Jim FlynnIf you are self-employed or retired youve already sent to the IRS your first estimated tax payment for 2012 real money based on income you havent received yet. Meanwhile, living nearby are some of the 46 percent of Americans who paid no taxes for 2011 and are unlikely to pay any in 2012. Our system of taxation is mysterious and corrupt. Tax laws are called a code because theyre supposed to be understandable rules for collection and payment of taxes. In reality our tax laws and IRS rulings are 70,000 pages of Washington gobbledygook, which include hundreds of loopholes. The Tax Code is a deceptive game of hide-in-plain-sight. One of my favorite deceptions was a politically influenced ruling that millions in earnings from a worldwide tour by a famous performer should be treated as profits from an investment of her body and voice, and taxed at the lower rate of capital gains. Depending on whom you know, warbling around the world in grand style can be construed as risk-taking. On the other hand singing Saturday night at a local nightclub to earn a few extra bucks on weekends is taxed at the higher rates of ordinary income. Some giant corporations also pay less tax than others for reasons not intended to be understood by ordinary taxpayers. Its all part of the game of politically preferred treatment for friends and supporters. How can we fix the goulash we refer to as the U.S. Tax Code? The only intelligent answer is to deposit the code, rulings, and forms 1040 AtoZ in a recycle trash bin and start anew. An attempt by Congress to reform the current tax code would most likely result in adding goo to the same old stew. There are a number of alternative ideas for raising revenue to run the government. Many European countries have a valueadded tax (VAT) on production. Its easy to collect and difficult to defraud, but it doesnt do away with all other taxes, and it tends to encourage bigger government. Then theres the Fair Tax, a national retail sales tax with refunds to help the less fortunate. Its almost as complicated as our present tax code. A fair tax bill has been gathering dust in Congress for more than a decade. Our favorite is a Flat Tax on all income, regardless of source salaries, benefits, bonuses, dividends, interest, inheritances, capital gains, gambling, lotteries and profits. Our vision is a tithe (ten percent) from income above the poverty level and from business profits. All citizens and business beneficiaries should have a financial stake in the success and well being of the nation. Editor, columnist, and television host Fareed Zakaria suggested playfully that the logical remedy for our corrupt and complex tax system would be a two-page tax code, with no room for loopholes, preferences, credits, exemptions, and exceptions. Theres a bumper sticker which describes a two-page Flat Tax: If 10% is enough for God, its enough for the IRS. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. 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Boyett, Jr Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy 200, Ste. 1 19 Ocala Fl 34481 www .edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000AO92 Jim Clark Editor Over the past few years, its been obvious that some people have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. Those of us who have websites and e-mails have been part of the effort to educate the public on the use of electronics. Now the federal government is getting in the act. As you can read elsewhere, beginning March 1, 2013, the feds will get rid of all paper checks for benefits, including Social Security. No longer will you be rushing to your mailbox on a certain day of the month to get that check and take it to the bank. You will have a choice. You can either get direct deposit into a checking or savings account or, absent both of those, you can get a prepaid debit card. This will apply to more government benefit checks besides Social Security. A complete list is in the story that starts today on Page 1. Frankly, its hard to understand why anyone would not want direct deposit. The report of stolen or lost checks, especially Social Security, is astronomical. There is also the convenience of knowing that if you are temporarily unavailable, if youre sick or out of town, your money keeps flowing into your account, even if youre not there to cash a check. One thing that hasnt been mentioned much, as near as we can find out, is the effect on the U.S. Postal Service. Is this going to be costly to the postal people, who are going to lose a lot of business? Some might say they want to continue to use cash, and thats why they cash their Social Security check every month. Thats fine. Now you can cash one of your own checks every month and still get the cash. A debit card, of course, is just as good. You take your prepaid debit card to the store, pay for your items, and theres always a little question on the keypad: Do you want cash back? Thats how many of us get cash now without even bothering to go to the bank. If youre one of the 90 percent of Social Security recipients who already get direct deposit, nothing will change. But if youre in that other 10 percent, get ready for some changes. And please, keep the kicking and screaming down. It doesnt become you at all.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986. Do you ever look up at the sky early in the morning? Easter Sunday morning, about 6:30, as I was walking back to the house with the newspaper, I looked up at the sky and the moon was full and very bright; then, to my surprise, a shooting star came from the northern sky. What a marvelous way to begin the day! If you arent an early riser, then take time to look at the night sky usually some of the planets are visible. The First Friday gathering last week was actually held outside by the pool. There werent many of us there because of the holiday weekend, but we enjoyed the get-together. The pool looked very inviting. Speaking of the pool, if you need ID wristbands contact Lil Carie. We must wear our bands in the pool area. Visitors must be accompanied by a QM resident. Several residents have mentioned to me about the speeders on Northwest 32nd Street. Many of these drivers are using 32nd as a cut-through to 44th Avenue, or to Publix. However, many have observed our own residents exceeding the 25 mph speed limit on the street. We have many residents who walk on 32nd and they have complained about the speeders and others who pass cars on this street. Slow down! Its better to go slower and not be involved in an accident, such as hitting a walker, or someone on a bicycle. Remember, bingo is Tuesday, the 24th. There are only two more nights of bingo after this Tuesday. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow had a very enjoyable day which began with the Lazy River Cruise on the Withlacoochee. Captain Mike is very knowledgeable of the history of this area. The cruise began at the dock at Stumpknockers on State Road 200. The cruise, on a covered pontoon boat, is a very leisurely scenic tour that takes approximately two hours. Did you know that the Withlacoochee River flows north? We were excited about seeing the blue heron nest with two babies poking their heads out of the nest; daddy heron was on the ground under the tree watching us. This tour is an excellent way to learn about the river and the wild inhabitants. After the trip we headed across the bridge to Reds Restaurant. Talk about good food you should try this restaurant. You wont believe the size of the servings (ask Barbara Haddix about the beef sandwich). They are only open for breakfast and lunch and are closed on Monday. By the way, we made Bruce Waite an honorary Red Hat member for the day! The next Red Hat outing will be May 2, going to the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville. Call Carolyn if you are interested in going. Hey speeders! Slow down on 32nd Street in Quail Meadow Car olyn Slocumb Top, the Red Hatters on their river cruise on the Withlacoochee. Bottom, First Friday gathering, Steve Kane, Maryann McGill, Theresa Yoders, Terry McGill, Teresa Hite, Benny Bachand and Lil Carie. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Quail Meadow

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Forcing people into the 21st Century Reminder: Lock your car, take your keys This is not the first time weve referenced an old television public service announcement: Lock your car, take your keys. That also applies to your house. Lock your doors or become a statistic. It is the best way to avoid being robbed. Various parts of the country have reported a surge in car burglaries. Items such as laptop computers, cell phones, GPS units, iPad tablets, mp3 players, jewelry, guns and even personal identification documents like a birth certificate and Social Security card are among the items stolen. In the majority of these cases, cars have been left unlocked, making it an invitation for the criminal to enter with minimal risk. There is a good way to find out what is happening in your neighborhood. The sheriffs office website offers Crime Mapping, a great way to track trends and crimes taking place throughout Marion County. Just go to the following website: http://map.citizenserviceportal.com/d efault.aspx?agency=MCSO. From there, follow the directions. If youre a person who lives in the city of Ocala, you can find the same information at this website: http://www.ocalapd.com/pages/Crime_ Mapping. We urge citizens to protect their belongings by keeping vehicles and residences locked at all times. Do not leave valuable items in plain sight inside the vehicle doing so only entices thieves to break in and steal those items. And, if you see someone suspicious in your neighborhood, call 911. A lot of these crimes are committed by those called creepers. They go from carport to carport just trying the doors to see if the car is unlocked. If it is well, youre in trouble. Each and every one of us can do our part in sending a message to the petty criminal: My car is locked and whats inside is mine, not yours. Be smart always lock car doors and the front and back door of your home at all times. Dont become a statistic. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Simple honesty can fit on a bumper stickerBy Jim FlynnIf you are self-employed or retired youve already sent to the IRS your first estimated tax payment for 2012 real money based on income you havent received yet. Meanwhile, living nearby are some of the 46 percent of Americans who paid no taxes for 2011 and are unlikely to pay any in 2012. Our system of taxation is mysterious and corrupt. Tax laws are called a code because theyre supposed to be understandable rules for collection and payment of taxes. In reality our tax laws and IRS rulings are 70,000 pages of Washington gobbledygook, which include hundreds of loopholes. The Tax Code is a deceptive game of hide-in-plain-sight. One of my favorite deceptions was a politically influenced ruling that millions in earnings from a worldwide tour by a famous performer should be treated as profits from an investment of her body and voice, and taxed at the lower rate of capital gains. Depending on whom you know, warbling around the world in grand style can be construed as risk-taking. On the other hand singing Saturday night at a local nightclub to earn a few extra bucks on weekends is taxed at the higher rates of ordinary income. Some giant corporations also pay less tax than others for reasons not intended to be understood by ordinary taxpayers. Its all part of the game of politically preferred treatment for friends and supporters. How can we fix the goulash we refer to as the U.S. Tax Code? The only intelligent answer is to deposit the code, rulings, and forms 1040 AtoZ in a recycle trash bin and start anew. An attempt by Congress to reform the current tax code would most likely result in adding goo to the same old stew. There are a number of alternative ideas for raising revenue to run the government. Many European countries have a valueadded tax (VAT) on production. Its easy to collect and difficult to defraud, but it doesnt do away with all other taxes, and it tends to encourage bigger government. Then theres the Fair Tax, a national retail sales tax with refunds to help the less fortunate. Its almost as complicated as our present tax code. A fair tax bill has been gathering dust in Congress for more than a decade. Our favorite is a Flat Tax on all income, regardless of source salaries, benefits, bonuses, dividends, interest, inheritances, capital gains, gambling, lotteries and profits. Our vision is a tithe (ten percent) from income above the poverty level and from business profits. All citizens and business beneficiaries should have a financial stake in the success and well being of the nation. Editor, columnist, and television host Fareed Zakaria suggested playfully that the logical remedy for our corrupt and complex tax system would be a two-page tax code, with no room for loopholes, preferences, credits, exemptions, and exceptions. Theres a bumper sticker which describes a two-page Flat Tax: If 10% is enough for God, its enough for the IRS. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. 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Boyett, Jr Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy 200, Ste. 1 19 Ocala Fl 34481 www .edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000AO92 Jim Clark Editor Over the past few years, its been obvious that some people have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. Those of us who have websites and e-mails have been part of the effort to educate the public on the use of electronics. Now the federal government is getting in the act. As you can read elsewhere, beginning March 1, 2013, the feds will get rid of all paper checks for benefits, including Social Security. No longer will you be rushing to your mailbox on a certain day of the month to get that check and take it to the bank. You will have a choice. You can either get direct deposit into a checking or savings account or, absent both of those, you can get a prepaid debit card. This will apply to more government benefit checks besides Social Security. A complete list is in the story that starts today on Page 1. Frankly, its hard to understand why anyone would not want direct deposit. The report of stolen or lost checks, especially Social Security, is astronomical. There is also the convenience of knowing that if you are temporarily unavailable, if youre sick or out of town, your money keeps flowing into your account, even if youre not there to cash a check. One thing that hasnt been mentioned much, as near as we can find out, is the effect on the U.S. Postal Service. Is this going to be costly to the postal people, who are going to lose a lot of business? Some might say they want to continue to use cash, and thats why they cash their Social Security check every month. Thats fine. Now you can cash one of your own checks every month and still get the cash. A debit card, of course, is just as good. You take your prepaid debit card to the store, pay for your items, and theres always a little question on the keypad: Do you want cash back? Thats how many of us get cash now without even bothering to go to the bank. If youre one of the 90 percent of Social Security recipients who already get direct deposit, nothing will change. But if youre in that other 10 percent, get ready for some changes. And please, keep the kicking and screaming down. It doesnt become you at all.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986. Do you ever look up at the sky early in the morning? Easter Sunday morning, about 6:30, as I was walking back to the house with the newspaper, I looked up at the sky and the moon was full and very bright; then, to my surprise, a shooting star came from the northern sky. What a marvelous way to begin the day! If you arent an early riser, then take time to look at the night sky usually some of the planets are visible. The First Friday gathering last week was actually held outside by the pool. There werent many of us there because of the holiday weekend, but we enjoyed the get-together. The pool looked very inviting. Speaking of the pool, if you need ID wristbands contact Lil Carie. We must wear our bands in the pool area. Visitors must be accompanied by a QM resident. Several residents have mentioned to me about the speeders on Northwest 32nd Street. Many of these drivers are using 32nd as a cut-through to 44th Avenue, or to Publix. However, many have observed our own residents exceeding the 25 mph speed limit on the street. We have many residents who walk on 32nd and they have complained about the speeders and others who pass cars on this street. Slow down! Its better to go slower and not be involved in an accident, such as hitting a walker, or someone on a bicycle. Remember, bingo is Tuesday, the 24th. There are only two more nights of bingo after this Tuesday. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow had a very enjoyable day which began with the Lazy River Cruise on the Withlacoochee. Captain Mike is very knowledgeable of the history of this area. The cruise began at the dock at Stumpknockers on State Road 200. The cruise, on a covered pontoon boat, is a very leisurely scenic tour that takes approximately two hours. Did you know that the Withlacoochee River flows north? We were excited about seeing the blue heron nest with two babies poking their heads out of the nest; daddy heron was on the ground under the tree watching us. This tour is an excellent way to learn about the river and the wild inhabitants. After the trip we headed across the bridge to Reds Restaurant. Talk about good food you should try this restaurant. You wont believe the size of the servings (ask Barbara Haddix about the beef sandwich). They are only open for breakfast and lunch and are closed on Monday. By the way, we made Bruce Waite an honorary Red Hat member for the day! The next Red Hat outing will be May 2, going to the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville. Call Carolyn if you are interested in going. Hey speeders! Slow down on 32nd Street in Quail Meadow Car olyn Slocumb Top, the Red Hatters on their river cruise on the Withlacoochee. Bottom, First Friday gathering, Steve Kane, Maryann McGill, Theresa Yoders, Terry McGill, Teresa Hite, Benny Bachand and Lil Carie. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Quail Meadow

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Sunday, April 22 Afternoon of music by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, usually on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. well most months. This month, because of a scheduling conflict, April 22 is the date. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 352-8548930.Monday, April 23 Veterans group to meetThe 40/8 Voiture 472, an organization of honorably discharged veterans formed after World War I, will meet on Monday, April 23, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks, State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top of the World. Come and enjoy comradeship and light refreshments. For further information, call Larry at 352-509-4755 or Ben at 352-209-5916.Tuesday, April 24 Event can help you be a teacherThe American Board, a non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and certifying community-based teachers in Florida, will host a public event on how local residents can become certified Florida teachers. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Howard Academy Community Center, 306 N.W. 7th Ave. in Ocala and will be led by Florida Teacher Certification Specialist Rebecca Ruffing. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required for entry. Anyone with a bachelors degree can become a full-time teacher within a year as long as they plan the right path. Ruffing said. We are searching for people who have real-life experience and want to apply that experience in the classroom. At the event, attendees will learn what to expect in a career as a teacher and receive advisement on a personalized path to certification. Ruffing can be contacted at rruffing@americanboard.org or 386-4538515 to answer questions about the event or about the paths to teacher certification in Florida.Breast Cancer Support meetingThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. The April 24th meeting will be a presentation by Dr. Anderson from Boissoneault Oncology Institute who will speak to us on current radiation techniques, benefits and cautions of this type of therapy following or preceding breast cancer surgery. This meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room 235 in order to accommodate a larger attendance and is open to anyone who would like to hear Dr. Andersons message. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 for more information.Friday, April 27 Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceThe Queen of Peace Pro-Family Ministry will be holding an "All you can eat Spaghetti and Meatballs and 25 item salad bar" dinner on Friday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, drink included, children under 18 eat free.High Twelve Club to meetThe Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. The speaker will be Josephine LeyteVidal, a Master Gardner who will give us a talk and a video. Even if you do not have a garden, it will be interesting to see how it is done. This will also coincide for this date being Arbor Day. You don't want to miss the always great buffet lunch after the meeting. The cost is a bargain at only $12 per person. All master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Bring a friend! Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854-9612 for reservations or further information. Free tree seminar offeredA free seminar designed for tree removal contractors, landscape professionals and others interested in the proper methods of tree care will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, April 27 at the Discovery Center, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave. Sponsored by the City of Ocala and Asplundh, the seminar will include discussion of preventative pruning techniques, new developments in tree biology, and basics of tree care. The guest speaker will be Dr. Ed Gilman of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Those interested in attending should RSVP city staff at 352-629-8329 or 352-6298530 by April 20.Saturday, April 28 Doll collecting program planned"Doll Collecting as a Hobby" will be the topic of a program given at the "Dolly and Me" Tea, sponsored by the Kingdom of the Sun Doll Club of Ocala, on Saturday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. According to a recent poll, doll collecting is the second most popular hobby in the United States, running closely behind the first, which is stamp collecting. The event will be held in the Enrichment Center at the First Congregational Church of Ocala United Church of Christ at 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (minimum age 6) and will include a handmade souvenir doll. There will also be many door prizes and wonderful raffle items. For information, call 352 509-4218 or 352 867-7835. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dolly to tea. Dollies do not need tickets!Lunch, art auction plannedThe Ocala Decorative Artists are sponsoring a Basket Lunch and Art Auction on Saturday, April 28, at the Ocala West United Methodist Church. Tickets need to be bought in advance. Tickets are $8.50 and you get lunch and a chance for a door prize. A limited number of tickets are still available. For tickets, contact Margaret Fredrick at 352-854-5158.Fundraising barbecue for WagonerA fundraising barbecue for School Superintendent candidate Wally Wagoner will take place on Saturday, April 28, at Abshier Blueberry Farm, 3960 S.E. 115th St., Belleview, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase tickets call Julie at 352-875-8043.Sunday, April 29 Bluegrass Mass to be performedOn Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m., the Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr., will perform A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. They will be accompanied by Dominic Muzzi and George Custers Bluegrass Boys, with narrator Rev. Ronal FreyerNicholas. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need. For further information, call 352-5370207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org.Joy Night at Christs ChurchLift up your hearts in praise, Joy Night, 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Christ's Church of Marion County invites you to join us and other area churches in an evening of traditional and contemporary music and worship for your entire family. Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Saturday, May 5 Marion Landing yard saleMarion Landing will be holding its annual community yard sale on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace. Rain date: May 19. This event is free and open to the public. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger AIRPORT EXPRESS! DIRECT TRANSPORTATION Your door to curbside check-in Your own courteous driver Your schedule is our priority You ride in a comfort vehicle We go Beyond Door-to-Door We make you feel safe . 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The medical course of action that is taken is for frequent blood transfusions and, in young Lukes case, a bone marrow transplant. At this time Luke is in remission and we all are hoping and praying for the best. Further information on this genetic disorder may be found at the following websites: www.thelukeyfoundation.c om and www.cooleysanemia.org. The tournament is a one day affair that is hosted by Ernie Reads Monday Golf Group. After a great day of golf a cookout and awards ceremony is held at the Ocala Palms pool area and Royal Palm Room. Sixtyseven golfers participated in the tournament this year and 115 great people showed up for the cookout. A trophy is awarded each year to one player from the mens division and one player from the womens division with the lowest net score. The trophies are donated by BJ Trophies and Awards and we greatly appreciate their generosity. This years winners were, in the mens division, Rick Tuman of Leeward Air Ranch with a net score of 59 and, for the second consecutive year in the womens division, Ocala Palms resident Mary Ellen Misiaszek with a net score of 62. A great time was had by all and many thanks go out to those volunteers who prepared the great hamburgers and hot dogs. Special thanks to Rick Braun who always works the night before preparing his world famous bratwurst and sauerkraut. For dessert, Karah Stanfill honored us once again with her delicious banana pudding. This years tournament raised $1,054 which was donated to the Lukey Foundation. Tournament held at Ocala Palms Rick Tuman, Ernie Read, Mary Ellen Misiaszek. Ernie Read, Carol Mete, Rich Mete (Carol and Rich are Lukes grandparents and Ernie is the tournament host and mover and shaker. Ernie Read and Barry Fies, Ocala Palms Director of Golf. The Cox brothers, with Nick Truby lurking in the background. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A sudden change of plans could lead to a misunderstanding with a friend or family member. Be ready to offer a full explanation of your decision. A past favor is returned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect pressure from those who want you to change your position on a matter of importance. However, the determined Bovine will be able to withstand the bullying and win out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Its time to stop dwelling on past disappointments and move on to other possibilities. By weeks end, youll be meeting new people and making new plans for the future. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A long-simmering situation between coworkers threatens to heat up and could create problems with your work schedule. Best advice: Consult a supervisor on how to proceed. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might have just learned that someone close to you is keeping a secret. And, of course, the Cats curiosity has gone into overdrive. But be patient. All is revealed soon enough. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Dont give up. The recognition citing the good work you recently did will come through. Meanwhile, an opportunity opens up that can lead to a lot of traveling later on. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A financial crunch eases, but its still a good idea to keep a tight rein on what you spend for nonessentials. Education becomes a major focus as the week winds down. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Recent encounters with stressful situations could require some restorative measures to get your energy levels back up. Talk to your doctor about a diet and exercise program. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) New connections follow changes on the job or in your personal life. But keep your feelings reined in until these relationships have a chance to develop. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Pay more attention to your aches and pains, and avoid self-diagnoses. Seek professional advice to make sure these problems wont lead to something more serious. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) You love doing research and learning new things, so youll be happy to know that education becomes a big part of your life at this time, and for some time to come. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your Piscean penchant for doing things logically could be challenged by an equally strong emotional reaction to a new situation. Best advice: Keep the two factors in balance. BORN THIS WEEK: You love music and nature. You would be an excellent environmentalist, as well as a fine singer or musician. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure FAMILY FEATURES Chef Mary Ann Esposito, host of the PBS television show Ciao Italia, knows all about the joys and benefits of cooking with olive oil. Olive oil is 100 percent natural, contains no cholesterol, trans fats, sodium or sugar. It adds a delicious splash of flavor to any recipe. As a rule of thumb, she says, substitute an equal amount of olive oil for other cooking oils. Here are some more of her tips for eating deliciously with Filippo Berio Olive Oil:Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Has a rich, full flavor, fragrant aroma, low acidity and deep greenish-gold color. Its ideal for salad dressings, marinades, sauces, roasting potatoes and dipping bread. Drizzle it over air-popped popcorn for a healthiersnack,anduseitinChefMaryAnnsrecipeforMarinatedCarrot,Caper and Sweet Red Pepper Salad.Olive Oil: Has a rich golden color; perfectly balanced with a mild flavor. Its ideal as a base for sauces and for sauting meat, poultry, fish or vegetables. Try it in Chef Mary Anns recipe for Eggplant Rolls.Extra Light Olive Oil: Has a subtle taste and light bouquet, which allows natural flavors of food to come through. It has a high smoke point, which makes it perfect for frying, stir-frying and baking. For a great break fast, use it to scramble eggs. For dinner, try it in Chef Mary Anns recipe for Devilish Chicken. Visit www.filippoberio.com and www.ciaoitalia.com for more healthy, delizioso recipes from Chef Mary Ann. Marinated Carrot, Caper and Sweet Red Pepper SaladServes 4 Marinade 1/3 cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 1/4 teaspoons salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons salt-packed capers, well rinsed Salad 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch-long matchstick pieces 1 tablespoon salt 2 large sweet red bell peppers cut into thin, 2-inch-long strips 1 cup thinly sliced fennel bulb 1/4 cup minced flat leaf parsley 2 tablespoons minced mint Combine all marinade ingredients in a 12 x 9-inch rectangular glass or ceramic dish. Mix well. Set aside. Fill a 12to 14-inch saut pan three-quarters full with water. Add carrots and salt. Bring to a boil and cook until a knife tip easily pierces carrots. Drain in colander and transfer to dish with marinade. Toss well. Add peppers and fennel and toss again. Let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour, tossing occasionally to meld the flavors. Just before serving, toss parsley and mint into salad. Serve at room temperature. Eggplant RollsServes 8 1 large eggplant (7 to 8 inches long), stem removed, cut into 8 1/4-inch-thick lengthwise slices 2 tablespoons Filippo Berio Olive Oil 2/3 cup minced fresh oregano or mint 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/2 cup pine nuts 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce 1 cup toasted bread crumbs, made from stale bread Chefs Secret: Purchase eggplants that are very shiny, have intact stem tops, show no bruising or soft spots and feel heavy. Preheat oven to 350F, or fire up the grill. Brush eggplant slices on both sides with olive oil and place in single layers on slightly oiled rimmed baking sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes, or just until soft. Set aside to cool. Alternatively, grill eggplant slices on both sides until they soften and grill marks appear. Mix oregano (or mint), salt, pepper and pine nuts together in a bowl. Spread a couple of tablespoons of the mixture along length of each eggplant slice, and then roll slices into bundles. Spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce in the base of a 12 x 9-inch casserole dish. Place eggplant bundles in rows in the dish and spread remaining sauce evenly over top. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, and bake 5 minutes longer. Serve hot and sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Chef Mary Ann Esposito is an accom plished cookbook author and the creator and host of Ciao Italia, the longest-running cooking series on television.Devilish ChickenServes 4 1 3 1/2 to 4-pound free-range, organic chicken, butterflied 1/4 cup Filippo Berio Extra Light Olive Oil Fine sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Cayenne pepper or dried hot red pepper flakes 1 cup dry white wine Lemon wedges To butterfly chicken, place it on a plastic cutting board, breast side down. With kitchen shears or a boning knife, cut along both sides of backbone and remove and discard the bone or save for stock. Turn chicken over skin side up and flatten it by pressing down with hands or a meat pounder. Coat chicken completely with olive oil, then season with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Transfer chicken to a dish, cover, and marinate for several hours. This step can be done the day before. Preheat grill. When coals are white or a gas grill temperature reaches 500F, place chicken on grill, breast side down. Cook, turning frequently, and keeping the fire under control so as not to burn the chicken. About 10 minutes into grilling, begin basting chicken with wine. Continue basting every 10 minutes. The chicken is cooked when a meat thermometer inserted into the thigh bone registers between 175F and 180F. Transfer chicken to a cutting board, and cut into serving pieces. Serve hot with lemon wedges and a squirt of lemon juice. Use your fingers, not a fork, to eat.

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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.Genealogical Society to meetThe Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. This months program will feature Judy Wright, who will answer questions about Family Tree Maker 2012. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.Steel drum ensemble to performYoung at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, on April 19 will present the Amazing Steel Drum Ensemble. This is a group of young people using hand crafted drums, to provide "happy" music. Their purpose is to reach the young and their families. This a 6 p.m. event to accommodate school hours. You are invited to bring your children and grandchildren, just bring a covered dish to share. The church is at 5010 College Road.Baritone in concertDouglas Ladnier (baritone) will be in concert on Thursday evening, April 19, at 7 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church. He has a repertoire of songs which includes hymns, spirituals, Broadway show stoppers and ballads. He has appeared at Ocala West many times in the past, and we are pleased to have him return again. Don't miss this wonderful evening of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-8549550.Saturday, April 21 Car show scheduledOn Saturday, April 21, the second annual multi-charity car show will take place at Living Water Church, 11120 S.W. County Road 484, one mile west of state road 200.All proceeds will benefit Salvation Army, Interfaith services, Annie Johnsons senior services and the Marion County Humane Society. Music, door prizes, awards with gift bags will be given to the first 80 cars registered. Show time is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with registration until noon. Fee is $10. For more information, call Sid at 352-489-7379.Saturday in the Park recreationThe public is invited to the free Saturday in the Park at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex, 3500 S.W. 67th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21. The health-oriented recreational event is being presented by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with Munroe Regional Medical Center, ARC Marion, Marion County Childrens Alliance, and Heart of Florida Health Center. This is the second in a series of four Saturday in the Park events. The event teaches all ages how to stay fit and healthy while having fun. Below is a list of some of the activities: Health screenings, which include checking blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, kids fitness screenings, BMI, and grip strength. Fitness demonstrations and clinics in soccer, basketball, tae kwon do, volleyball, golf, and zumba. Games for all ages including sack races, wheelbarrow races, three-legged races, kickball, and hula hoop contest! Punt, pass, and kick Fort McCoy Cougars Jump Rope for Hearts Demo Team Healthy cooking demonstration by Chef Randal, from the Ocala Hilton Junior Leagues Healthy Recipe Cookbook winners announced! The first 500 kids receive a free kite! For more information please contact Munroes Health Resource Line at 352-867-8181 or City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.Book sale for Center for the BlindA book sale to benefit the Florida Center for the Blind will take place Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Florida Center for the Blind, 7634 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. All proceeds benefit the center. For information, call 352-873-4700.Two-day concert band performanceThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band invites you to their Swing into Spring: concert series on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI) Auditorium, 1614 Fort King Street, Ocala. Musical selections include: Procession of the Nobles, Highlights from Glee, Stardust, featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster; Old Hound Dog Rag, and, featuring the KOS big band: Pennsylvania 6-5000, Dont Get Around Much Anymore, and Sing, Sing, Sing, and others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information call 352-624-9291 or check out the band website at kingdomofthesunband.org.The Contours coming to Cultural CenterIn the summer of 1962, the The Contours with original member Joe Billingslea recorded Berry Gordy Jr.'s, "Do You Love Me," resulting in the group's (and label's) first hit and remained on the charts for five months. The song was the Gordy label's first million-seller, and it still holds the record as Motown's fastest rising hit of all time. The Contours with Joe Billingslea continue to record and tour extensively. Their show is jam-packed with dazzling, high-energy choreography, impeccable harmonies and those timeless Motown grooves that everyone knows and loves. This show is as high energy as it was in the 1960s, though the flips and splits of yesteryear have been replaced by a brilliant choreography more suited to gentlemen in their second half-century of life! See The Contours with original member Joe Billingslea on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information on the 2012 entertainment lineup including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670. Whenever I am out in public, I try conducting myself with the greatest of care knowing that people are watching. The thing that bothers me the most is that many people have never mastered the fine art of how to dress in public. Some people have never been taught how to dress, let alone how to dress in public. Whenever I go to the mall, and believe me it is as seldom as possible, I cannot help noticing some of these people. What I cannot understand is why young men wear pants too big for them and young women wear pants too small for them. Perhaps we ought to get a little group together and try to reverse this trend. Somebody got the wrong information. I was in the mall the other day and noticed several young men in front of me with trousers several sizes too big and were constantly falling down. One hand was grabbing their trousers while the other hand was hanging onto a cell phone. I wanted to go up and tell them that there is this marvelous new invention called The Belt that would solve the problem that they were having. Once they have The Belt, they can put it on and forget about their trousers falling down to their ankles. If there is anything I do not want to see it is somebodys trouser falling down to their ankles. Criticize me if you want to, but I simply cannot not follow these young men walking down the mall. By the time I go the space of three stores, I am a nervous wreck wondering when those trousers are actually going to fall. Young women are no different. It seems to me that most young women purchase their entire wardrobe when they are in the first grade. At that time, the clothing fits very nicely. By the time these young women hit the 10th grade, those first-grade clothing are not only out of style, but fit no more. Where are their mothers? I know the economy is bad, but really, is it so bad that people cannot afford to upgrade their wardrobe, as they get older and consequently bigger? Shouldnt there be some sale on mirrors these days? If I were a congressman in Washington, D.C., I would work very hard to pass a bill that would make it illegal to walk out of your house on any given morning without first looking into the mirror to see if everything is covered. That is the kind of change I can believe in. As I get older, it gets more difficult to conduct myself as a gentleman because there is so much I do not want to see. Last week I had to return an item to a store and was unprepared for what I was to encounter. I assumed I was well prepared for the day. I went through the normal routine of exercising my eyes to look upward. I try my best when I am out in public to look into the eyes of people, especially those of the gentler sex. This particular day I had really met my match. I stood in line waiting to return my item and I was not thinking too much about the process. I was humming to myself some hymn that was on my mind at the time and was not paying attention to the surroundings. As I say, I trained my eyes to look upward when I am out in public. Eventually, it was my turn to go to the counter and return the item. I walked up and was aghast. I said to myself, Look at the eyes, look at the eyes, look at the eyes. For some reason my eyes were not paying any attention whatsoever. All those years of training seem to have gone out the window. My eyes were in a staring mode and I did not know how to break it. It really is not my fault; I think people should take personal responsibility for their person when they go out in public. They should make sure that everything is prim and proper because you never know what you are going to run into in any given day. For a moment, I had forgotten what I was at the counter for, I tried to shift my eyes into a higher level and it was all I could do to communicate what I needed to communicate at the time. But my eyes, oh, my eyes. They certainly were not helping me in this regard. I might as well come clean and confess. As I walked up to the counter to return my item I could not help but notice that the woman behind the counter was wearing, and you will not believe me, a beard. Yes, I said a beard, whiskers and all. I could not believe it at first. I thought maybe my eyes were trying to get back at me for being so harsh on them the last few months. But no, there in full view of everybody, including my pair of eyes, was a woman with a beard any man would have been proud to wear. All I could think of at the time was what Job said. I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? (Job 31:1 KJV). My motto: be careful little eyes where you stare.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 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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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. 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Same Day Service Guaranteed Free Pick-upwithin 10 milesRemanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standardonly $4,995 was $5,995Quality Used Carts as low as only $1,99510% Discount to Veterans labor & parts NEW TROJAN BATTERIES ON SALE R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. Call to schedule an appointment. 000B1ST 352-854-5570 www.flprobate.net Ramunno Law Firm MAIN OFFICE OFF HWY. 200 Jasmine Professional Park 7500 SW 61st Ave., #100 Ocala, FL 34476 Children planning to attend kindergarten during the 2012-13 school year can register early at their local elementary school. Once again, parents can complete and print online forms to bring with them when registering their child at school. Doing so will save lots of time in the waiting line. These forms are available under the Student Enrollment option in the Parent Information tab at www.marion.k12.fl.us, the districts website. Registration packets will also be available at the Belleview, Dunnellon, Freedom, and Headquarters Libraries, CDS, Health Department as well as local elementary schools. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2012, to enter kindergarten when school starts this August. Currently, more than 3,000 children attend kindergarten in Marion County Public Schools. To register, parents must present the following: The childs certified birth certificate (or legal document stating the childs birth date), proof of residency (the physical address where the child resides; no PO Boxes), proof of the childs physical examination during the past 12 months, court records (if applicable in custody cases), a Florida Certificate of Immunization/shot record, and the childs Social Security card. Parents wanting to register their child for kindergarten may do so in the Guidance Office of their local elementary school or join us for one of our registration events: April 28 at College of Central Florida (Youth Festival) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at the Marion County Library Headquarters (Ocala) 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, parents may contact the school their child plans to attend or the Elementary Education Office of Marion County Public Schools at 352-2360577. Marion kindergarten registration opens Read the classifieds The Circle Square Cultural Center on Southwest 80th Street was proud to have the Hands Across the Highway Art Expo again. Many art lovers came to view the photographs and original art work on display as well as other types of art. The viewers were entertained by the Paul De Ritter quintet fom Leesburg. Photos in the lobby were the prize winning photos from the On Top of the World Shutterbugs club annual exhibit held in Nov. Another art show worth going to will be the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key on April 28 and 29. For more information please call 352.543.5400. The Paul De Ritter quintet from Leesburg is entertaining the art lovers with very nice music. Art show at OTOWMarion Nassy brought her oldest brother, Havelock Brewster, a yearly visitor from Chevy Chase, Maryland, to enjoy the various arts represented at the show.PHOTOS BY MIKE ROPPEL More photos from Ocala ceremony Above, Fred Pulis, commanded of American Legion Post 354, reads the names of recently deceased veterans. At left, the Belleview ROTC is in perfect stap presenting the colors.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK By Jeff Bryan RIVERLANDNEWSDunnellon will be booming once again, as the Dunnellon Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates the town's mining boom of the 1800s with its annual Boomtown Days Dunnellon. Its really great, its going to be so exciting, Beverly Leisure, executive director of the Chamber, said. It all comes together. Festivities begin Thursday with an aquatic/sports show in Dunnellon Plaza with a Poker Run and Chinese Auction also slated. The Chinese Auction will take place at Sears in the Dunnellon Plaza while the Poker Run will start at Gruff's Tap & Grill. The Boom or Bust Dance will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday between the First Realty Building and Rainbow Title. There will be a live band, food and drinks. Admission is free. During the Boom or Bust Dance, the annual Boomtown Mayor will be chosen. Candidates for Boomtown Mayor this year are: Chet Garron of the Moose Lodge and Dick Morton from the Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon. The annual Street Festival, the staple of Boomtown Days, will be Saturday and Sunday. The Little Miss & Mister Dunnellon Pageant will be Saturday, while the Queen of the Rainbow Pageant will be Sunday. This will be the 60th year for the annual pageant. Admission to the festival for each day is $2 for adults; children 12 and younger are free. Part of the proceeds from this years event will go toward the Boys & Girls Club Dunnellon branch. Saturday's festivities will also feature the third annual Pet Parade. Entry forms for the Pet Parade are available at the Chamber of Commerce or those who wish, can register the morning of the event. Cost to enter the Pet Parade is $8 and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. There will be live entertainment, featuring bands and artists. Boomtown Days in Dunnellon

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INDEX Quail Meadow......7 Ocala Palms........8 Rev. Snyder........10 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012 Happenings Page 3 PuzzlesPage 912Wednesday, April 18, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B6K9 MARION WOODS Independent Retir ement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 When Mom made the choice to move to Marion Woods, Tom and I were thrilled. Being part of the opening management team, we learned firsthand the advantages of our residents living the all-inclusive good life. Mom didnt want to pay for services she didnt need in other places, why should you? Call me and Ill tell you more. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. 000B3LL Whats For Whats For LUNCH? LUNCH? Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 As is often the case, this week was what many of us could aptly call ordinary in Fairfield Village. Not anything really extraordinary has been called to my attention during the last seven days. Yes, there are things coming up this weekend and in the next couple of weeks, but this past week was quietly what life often is somewhat uneventful or spectacular so far as I know. This gave me cause to stop and think about what that might actually mean. We have had no special events, but do we really need something special to be going on in our lives every single week? Seems to me that the answer is, Of course not. Isnt the ordinary quite acceptable for most of the time? Living in a pleasant community surrounded by amiable people and doing what we choose to do on any given day is what many of us looked forward to as we anticipated retirement. On those former ordinary days, we were frantically racing to work, rushing to get everything we were expected to do done in the allotted time frame, hurrying home so that we could take care of the daily tasks, wishing we had time just to relax and smell the roses, imagining what it might be like to be without so many extra responsibilities, etc. Is that what Edith and Archie Bunker were referencing in the intro to All in the Family when they sang (albeit off key) those were the days! I wonder if we look back now and think that those days were very special too? I, for one, do feel that those ordinary days were every bit as wonderful as the ones we have now. Frankly, I do not remember looking forward to retirement at all. I loved my profession, but not every day was extraordinary obviously. The ordinary ones were by far the most numerous, but there were those times when that special day happened or some unusual event made things remarkable and more noteworthy than had been anticipated. Those exceptional times were worth waiting for especially when they were totally unexpected. I was a high school teacher; and, believe it or not, I taught and coached in the same county high school in northwest Georgia for 33 years. There were lots of ordinary days, but there were enough of the extraordinary that I can look back and know that the time was well spent. Teenagers are certainly not always easy to understand, but for me they were easy to love. Some might find that hard to believe, but I do not think I could have found a better way to spend my professional life than being there to help young people find the joy of learning and explore the possibilities for their futures. While I was working every day, I had very little time to do the things that I was encouraging my students to do. There were very few spare minutes to spend with that special book that I wanted to read or that new project that I wanted to start. Those things had to be put on the shelf for a later time. Well, I have found, quite surprisingly, that now I am able to do more of that learning and exploring than I ever would have imagined. On any ordinary day, I usually have the opportunity to explore some new interest, learn some new thing, read some book that I had wanted to read before, and still have time to Fairfield Village Ordinary is just fine Priscilla Geissal smell my roses right in my own yard. I guess what I am rambling on about is the fact that although each day has its own challenges as we age, each day has its own rewards; and then we have that extraordinary day when we can say happily, These are the days! I hope my friends and neighbors here in Fairfield Village enjoy each of these ordinary days as well. We are in a good spot to do that a lively place filled with lovely people. On an "ordinary" day, we can view spectacular sunsets from our own front yards in Fairfield Village. PHOTOS BY PRISCILLA GEISSALI can take the time to "smell the roses" in my own yard on an "ordinary day." By Jim Clark EDITORTwo of the candidates for Marion County School Board District 1 made an appearance before the State Road 200 Coalition last week and spoke about their platforms in this years election. Woody Clymer and Nancy Stacy addressed the group, which was holding its regular April meeting. A third District 1 candidate listed on the Election website, Gerald Kellogg, did not return calls inviting him to the event, according to the organizations president, Pat Gabriel. Clymer, speaking with a downhome humor, noted his work in education in Marion County since 1972. That time included being a principal at different levels, and for a while he was director of employee and labor relations for the district. He told the audience, composed mostly of retirees, that We are failing to tap in to one of our most natural resources, and that is the retirement community. We have retired CEOs, educators who have retired, people who have served in World War II, Korea and other wars, and we have failed to pick their brain as to how they can help us run a better operation and a lot of it is because we wont like what they tell us. He criticized the current board for the four-day week proposal. We needed to have a town meeting before we decided to have a four-day work week. He said the board should have gotten opinions on the negative effects on parents, businesses, law enforcement, the whole package. They make a decision and then try to go out and sell you on it. He said there needs to be more discipline. We have lost the art of disciplining kids. Stacy has said that she got into school activities when the board tried to force a year-round school on the parents. She said the students would have gone to school the same number of days, but that the breaks would have been staggered, sometimes with different children in a family having different three-week breaks. It would have been an attack on the family, she said. She said that statistics show that during a long vacation, our learning loss occurs within three weeks. According to her brochure, she got into the race because she checked the campaign contributions of her competitor she spotted the name of the very ex-superintendent who brought this destructive fad to Marion County. She also defended the classroom teachers. Teachers are not the problem. They have become the scapegoats. Socialism has taken over the schools. Also speaking was Carol Ely, District 2 candidate. Currently she is unopposed in that race. School superintendent candidates George Tomyn and Wally Wagoner, who earlier had debated at a Tea Party meeting, also exchanged views with the Coalition members. The School Board race will be decided in the August primary. The race is non-partisan, and everyone in the county can vote. Woody Clymer Nancy Stacy School candidates discuss issues The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check for millions of baby boomers and others applying for federal benefits, a move that will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. As of last May, anyone newly applying for Social Security, Veterans Affairs or other federal benefits will need to choose an electronic payment method paper checks will no longer be an option. People currently receiving their federal benefits by paper check must switch to direct deposit by March 1, 2013. Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios highlighted the savings to taxpayers by ceremonially writing a check to American taxpayers in the amount of $1 billion. "More than 18 million baby boomers are expected to reach retirement age during the next five years, with 10,000 people a day becoming eligible for Social Security benefits," said Rios. "It costs 92 cents more to issue a payment by paper check than by direct deposit. We are retiring the Social Security paper check option in favor of electronic payments because it is the right thing to do for benefit recipients and American taxpayers alike." The Treasury Department published a final rule in December 2010, to gradually eliminate paper checks for federal benefit payments. In addition to the taxpayer savings, electronic payments are safer and more convenient than paper checks. Last year alone, more than 540,000 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) paper checks were reported lost or stolen and had to be replaced. On Jan. 31, 1940, Ida Mae Fuller received the first monthly Social Security benefit check and, to date, about 165 million people have received Social Security benefits. The movement toward electronic payments has been steadily increasing. According to the 2010 Federal Reserve Payments Study, electronic payments now make up over three-quarters of all noncash payments nationwide. There were 5.7 billion fewer checks written in 2009 than in 2006, a decline of 6.1 percent per year while electronic payments grew 9.3 percent during that same period. Among federal benefit recipients, approximately eight in 10 receive their Social Security or other federal benefit payment electronically. The Treasury Department's public education campaign provides information to Americans about the change to how federal benefit payments are being delivered and makes it easy for current check recipients to switch online at www.GoDirect.org or by calling a toll-free helpline. Switching from checks to direct deposit is fast, easy and free at www.GoDirect.org, by calling the U.S. Treasury Electronic Payment Solution Center's tollfree helpline at 1-800-333-1795, or by speaking with a bank or credit union representative. Feds phasing out paper checks for Social Security PHOTO BY RON RATNERVolunteer appreciationA crowd of more than 1,000 people showed up for the annual volunteer appreciation dinner last Thursday put on by the Marion County Sheriffs Office at the Livestock Pavilion. Sheriff Ed Dean was on hand to honor those who have helped the department in the past year. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKReady to readMembers of Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 salute the flag presented by the Belleview ROTC at the quarterly reading of deceased veterans names Saturday, April 14, at Veterans Memorial Park. The Legion post members performed the reading of the names. More photos, Page 2.