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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Ocala Palms........7 Puzzles................9 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 4 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012 Happenings Page 4 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B6ZQ LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION 857-0461 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 So Many Gifts For So Many Gifts For Mom, Its A Shame Mom, Its A Shame Mothers Day Mothers Day Only Comes Only Comes Around Once A Year. Around Once A Year. Theres only one Mothers Day. But with all the gifts we have for Mom, finding something shell love is easy. There are spring apparel items, Yankee Candles garden merchandise, Watkins lotions, and lots more. Who knows? You just might get the urge to celebrate Mothers Day twice. Complimentary gift wrap. www.crackerbarrel.com 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership 000B7X6 PHOTOS BY RON RATNERSpecial Olympics Torch RunLaw enforcement personnel took part in a Special Olympics Torch Run last Friday through downtown Ocala. Above, the start at Ocala Police Department. Below, the group of runners before they began. Earth, Arbor days to be observed all day SaturdayHow will you celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day this year? Will you plant a tree? Learn how to protect the environment? Recycle? How about doing all that while enjoying Marion Countys outdoors at a free, all-day celebration? Join UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, the city of Ocala Discovery Center and thousands of your neighbors and friends for the Earthfest and Arbor Day in the Great Outdoors event Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Discovery Center and Tuscawilla Park. Start with breakfast and a bird-watching tour with the Marion County Audubon Society and spend the rest of the day enjoying the outdoors with tree climbing, horseshoes, live music, family games, educational activities and food. Those with a competitive spirit can participate in a cornhole tournament; starting at 4 p.m., 16 teams of two will compete in a single elimination tournament for prizes including complete cornhole game sets. (Cornhole game cost is $20 per team, call 352-671-8400 for details or to register). In the mood for dunking? Try giving Marion County Commission Chair Charlie Stone, Commissioner Stan McClain and city of Ocala Council President Suzy Heinbockel a dunk tank splash from 5:30-7 p.m. Top off the evening with an outdoor movie (Dolphin Tale) at the park. Residents can also recycle old electronics and horseshoes at the event, with proceeds from the horseshoe recycling benefiting the Ocala Farm Ministry. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm and click on the Earthfest and Arbor Day item in the news box. Event will be April 28 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. In a unanimous vote at its Tuesday board meeting last week, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Ocala that will enable the county to save money in meeting nearterm utility capacity demands in the northern portion of the countys service area. The seven-year agreement, set to begin July 1, will provide a mutually beneficial arrangement: the county will ensure ondemand service to new residential developments in northern Marion, and the city will tap into a revenue source through the sale of reclaimed water and wastewater capacity to the county. The agreement also eliminates duplicity of utility infrastructure within the service area. We are committed to economizing Marion County taxpayer dollars wherever we can, and this agreement will help us do just that by saving millions of dollars that would have otherwise been needed to build plant upgrades in the north area, said Commission Chairman Charlie Stone, who spearheaded the countys participation in the cooperative effort. County and city officials began shaping the partnership in January as county officials evaluated a plan to develop sewer service in a north service area that borders city limits. The plan had been prompted by new residential development near the intersection of County 326 and U.S. Highway 441, and original estimates put the price tag for completion at approximately $5.5 million. Under the newly-inked agreement, the county will service the new development and continue working with the city to prevent redundancy in utility infrastructure construction. At the citys discretion, county customers within the new wholesale area will become city utility customers upon agreement expiration. For more information, contact Marion County Utilities at 352-671-8540. Agreement approved for utilities in northern part of county Saturday in the ParkA health-oriented event took place Saturday at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex on Southwest 38th Street. At the left, Cindy OConnor, Michael MarksdeMartino and his wife Libby took care of the Ocala Health Center table, while at the right, young Munroe volunteers Avery Askren, 11, and John McDonough, 8, greeted visitors.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Quail Meadow The New Pretenders were fabulous! Approximately 70 QM residents enjoyed the most entertaining program at the Clubhouse last Monday. The crackers, cheese, and of course the desserts were well-received. Everyone enjoyed having the time to visit with neighbors before the program. If you have never attended a program presented by The New Pretenders, you have missed a treat. This group is from On Top of the World community. They work hard in preparing a new program each year. Mary Ehle is the MC and her husband is the prop man (his shirt identifies him). Their name, The New Pretenders, explains their presentation. In other words, they are pretending. The songs this year were mainly from the 1950s and 60s. They began with I Heard It Through The Grapevine, complete with grape costumes. This was followed with Sugartime, Silver Threads, Gold Needles all with costumes New Pretenders entertain residents of Quail Meadow to match the music. They even had an Elvis impersonator this year he was presented as a dummy with a ventriloquist who took requests from the audience. A few of the other renditions were Mr. Postman, Love and Marriage, Charlie,The Man Who Never Returned, and If My Nose Was Running Money.0 They also had The Oak Ridge Boys who sang Elvirawho doesnt enjoy that song? If listening to all singing doesnt suit you, then you certainly would have enjoyed the dueling banjos. The program ended with special recognition to all who are serving or have served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force. The April Ladies Luncheon was held at Romas. The food was delicious, as usual. Check the Reporter for information on the May luncheon. CORRECTION: The date for the Red Hat trip to the Butterfly Rainforest has been changed to May 9. Contact Carolyn if you plan to take this trip. Carolyn Slocumb

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11 2 W ednesday, April 25, 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 aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Gara ge/ Y ard Sales OCALA Fairfield Village Community Yard & Bake Sale Saturday, 28th 8am-1p On 60th Ave.FREE COFFEE wtih purchase of a pastry $3 LUNCH Hotdog or Hamburger includes chips and soda Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. April 28th 9-5p Sun. April 29th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY F AIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 W anted to Buy Ca$h for Old Stuf fCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info(352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Hills Homes Forest Ridge V illages Updated, move in ready villa, 2/2/2, private lot, opt. membership to Citrus Hills. Appliances incl. 712 W T oucan Loop 352-746-0002 W aterfront L and AUCTIONS LAKE ROUSSEAU!5/3, @ 1 1am. 10.6 Acre p arcel & 4 residential lot s on Lake Rousseau in Cryst al River Proceeds benefit FL Sherif fs Y outh Ranches. Pre-Auction of fers accepted. Online/absentee bidding. ww .homestoranches.com. AB 1705 AU 2272. Call Greg Lord of Homes to Ranches Realty at (352)266-6180. V ehicles W anted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 V ehicles W anted WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPer fect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No pr oblem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Care F or the Elderly W onder ful CNA with all refs & requirements ,liable christian lady .Call Dee (352) 307-5730 000AMHM 352-347-9198 STEVE GRINDLES R ETRACTABLE G ARAGE D OOR S CREENS Operates in conjunction with your garage door. Motorized with remote control Gives privacy, heat reduction and air circulation 80% protection from UV rays Can be operated in a power failure Keeps pests & bugs out Will fit arched doorways High quality PVC screen available in 6 attractive colors. G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 10 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE 000B7QX EXPIRES 5/31/12 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. All inclusive: 18 holes of golf & golf carts, hotdog lunch special. Including tax. Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com $ 99 00 $ 99 00 4 SOME SPECIAL Any day after 9 am 000AYMF 000B0ON Read the classifieds Fairfield Village Coming up on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Fairfield Village community welcomes everyone in the area to come to the community-wide yard and bake sale. This semi-annual tradition will again offer all kinds of bargains for those who attend. There will be crafts and baked goods for sale in the Clubhouse. Along with the goodies will come a free cup of coffee for those who would like to partake of the fresh brewed beverage. Those who would like a quick and good lunch, there will be grilled hamburgers or hot dogs along with chips and a selection of sodas. All this for the bargain price of just $ 3; so those visiting should really stop by and sit and refresh themselves before continuing on the yard sale trek! If past years are indicators, there should all kinds of wonderful bargains for Come on out to our big sale this Saturday Priscilla Geissal those with the eye for the special piece. We all know that what is one persons yard sale item is another persons treasure, so this five-hour sale could be a fabulous treasure hunt for many. Also on April 28, and at the same time that the sale is going on, our wonderful Curry Andrews will be hitting the 5five-mile walk for what in years past was called the March of Dimes. Now referred to as the March for Babies, all of us are thrilled that Infantile Paralysis or Polio is a thing of the past because of Dr. Jonas Salks vaccine. The site again this year is Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway at 4255 S.E. 58th Ave. Last minute registration will be at 7 a.m. for those not already registered, so the event is still open so anyone who would like to do so may enter. The actual walk/run will begin at 8 a.m. with many supporters there to cheer on those brave enough to participate. Now the donations are diverted to help with needs for newborns at risk whose parents often have no possible way of providing adequate care for their babies without the help of those who volunteer and/or donate time and money. I have no doubt that all of us know someone who has had a serious concern about a newborn. It is very reassuring to know that there are sources available for those concerned parents and family members so that they do have some backup. By the time of this publication, we in Fairfield Village will have already had our Sock Hop. Next week, I will have photos and special information about the occasion that has been anticipated to be lots of fun for our community a lively place filled with lovely people. As I mentioned in an earlier article, our 92 year old neighbor has been doing this for 19 years. He is an inspiration to all of us who stop for a moment to recognize that people like Curry Andrews do more than just helphe and they inspire us to do what we can and not dwell on what should be done. If one kind gentleman can raise in excess of $20,000, what could we all do to help if we just took the time and the energy to do it? Come through the gate just off SW 60th Ave on Saturday, April 28 to find great bargains! Visit us at our clubhouse for lovely crafts and delicious baked goods. More photos from Ocala Palms celebration Heidi and Bob Willis Cookie and Bob Zeuch Charity picnic to benefit Ocala Honor Flight 2012 at Highland Memorial ParkHighland Memorial Park is hosting a charity picnic to benefit Ocala Honor Flight 2012 on Friday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and support this great local charity! The address for Highland Memorial Park is 1515 N.E. Third Street, Ocala (two blocks behind Cascades Office Complex). Lunch will be served on a donation basis with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the upcoming Honor Flight. Relax in the shade or take your lunch to go... its up to you. This event is a come-and-go as you please, casual type atmosphere. For more information, call Beverly Brown 352-369-1020. The mission of Ocala Honor Flight 2012 is to transport Americas World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial. This will be the final Ocala flight. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor Americas veterans for all their sacrifices (ocalahonorflight.org).

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced a policy change that will benefit the collections industry. Moving forward, no individual will be able to obtain a mortgage if they have outstanding unpaid collection accounts whether they be from credit cards, medical bills or other debts. If the combined outstanding balance on any of these debts is $1,000 or more, that individual will not be able to qualify for a mortgage. The rule, originally scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2012 has been delayed until July 1, 2012. Estimates are that some 35 percent of potential homebuyers in the many economically challenged areas will be locked out of the housing market. For those individuals who have not kept current on their bills or have had outstanding debt slip into collection, paying that debt is now going to be of paramount importance. For firms that specialize in collections there is a new tool to use in the process of recovery and in the marketing of their services to debt holders. No doubt many individuals will not know of these new rules until they begin the process of applying for a mortgage. It is then when they will be hit with the harsh news that all outstanding debts over $1,000, and any debts less than two years old, must be paid in full before closing. All of a sudden there will be a rush of individuals eager to make good on their debts, no matter how long they have resisted paying to that point. The government has just given the collections industry a huge bargaining chip when they deal with debtors. Firms that are established and experienced will be well positioned to use this new tool to full effect for their clients. During these last several years when so many have lost jobs and fallen behind in payments more and more private businesses have sought out the services of collections firms when they were not able to recover bad debt. Now, with the changes made by the FHA, firms that had lost hope of ever recovering what is owed to them have new hope. With so many having struggled financially over the last five years, there are millions who have outstanding debt. Many of those millions will one day want to be homeowners and now they must address their outstanding debt or forever be locked out of the American dream. This is a powerful incentive for them to pay and an effective argument for any collections agency to make when speaking with the debtor. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were locked in a hopeless standoff. She was effectively arguing her side of the issue and I was, well, lets say I was not agreeing. I will not say who won, just that it wasnt me. She then looked at me, put both hands on her hips and said, Time will tell that Im right. I cannot wait. The problem is, time is never on my side. I simply do not know what it is about time, but it never does me any favors. Always, and I mean always, time proves my wife was right. I hate it. I thought it was supposed to be Father Time we are dealing with. If it is, he certainly does not have the male side of the issue in good grips. Why does time always prove my wife right? Perhaps Mother Nature has so bullied Father Time that he always takes up the side of my wife. The past week I have been thinking about this aspect of life: time. It seems that for the most part, we have put a lot of pressure upon time. For example, my wife keeps reminding me that time heals all wounds. If it was not for time I would have no wounds, I retorted. I got in trouble just this past week because I was running out of time. I had to get across town for an appointment and believe me; time was not on my side. It would have been nice if I could just sit down with Father Time and negotiate a little bit. Would it be that hard for him to press the pause button and suspend time in order for me to catch up? Why is it so important that time keeps marching on? Why cant it, at least on the weekends, just take a slow stroll down memory lane? Often I look at my watch to determine if I have enough time to do a certain project. Time has become an austere taskmaster, refusing to give up one second. Think with me a little bit. Wouldnt it be nice to have every week just one do over moment? How hard would that be? Father Time insists on perfection always. He does not allow for screw-ups, which is rather pressing for me. If I could just have one 15minute period during the week that I could do over, I might be able to catch up a little. He wants me to be on time every time. When it is 2 p.m., it is only 2 p.m. for one second, that is all. I believe there is an error here somewhere. If time is so valuable, why cant I enjoy 2 p.m. for say, 15 minutes? But no, by the time I acknowledge that it is 2 p.m., Father Time is tapping his finger on his watch and saying, Lets keep moving because time waits for no man. At the very center of my life, and everybody elses as well, is the infamous clock representing time. And what a harsh, demanding element this invention has become. Who invented that clock in the first place? Why was it not good enough just to look at the sun and guess what time of day it was? If it was dark, it was time to go to sleep. If the sun was up and it was light outside, it was time to get up. Oh, how I miss those good old days. But no, Father Time tricked somebody into inventing a device that keeps time. Or, so Father Time convinced the unsuspecting inventor. The joke is on us who wear watches. No watch I have ever owned has ever kept time. All it does is show me that time is passing and I am late for an appointment. Where is that inventor that can invent some mechanism or some technology that can actually keep time? I would be the first one to buy such a contraption. Why cant Bill Gates come out of retirement and do something useful for humanity and invent the technology that actually keeps time. I would settle for half-hour increments. I could live with that. For many years now, time has not been on my side and neither has it been involved in the healing of any of my many wounds. Then never, contrary to what my wife says, has time ever told me anything. It just keeps on ticking while giving me a licking. I am older, but certainly, I am not any wiser. And I blame Father Time. He has not given me enough time to learn everything that I need to know. Every day it seems I am always running out of time. And I cannot believe it is my fault. Time marches on and I need to make the best of it as best I can. The apostle Paul understood the urgency of this matter we call time. He writes in his epistle, For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV). The only time we really have is now. I never have a now to do over so I need to make time my friend and not my enemy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. 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In conjunction with a new traffic light to be installed shortly, the residents have obtained a Marion County Commission revision of an ordinance that will allow them to cross Southwest 80th Avenue at the Southwest 80th Street intersection. The county ordinance currently restricts the use of golf carts on public streets outside developments. Indigo East is east of 80th Avenue, while the majority of OTOW activities take place west of the avenue. Included in the activities on the west side of the road are the festivals and events that take place at Circle Square Commons and the Cultural Center. The logical crossing point is 80tj Street, but the speed limit on the avenue is 55 mph, and there are curves just to the north and just to the south of that intersection, meaning that crossing without a traffic light would be hazardous. The contingent of Indigo East residents who attended the meeting Tuesday morning at the McPherson Complex broke out in applause when the motion was approved. Officials from OTOW, which is installing the light, said the work on the intersection should begin shortly. Materials have been ordered. The only doubt raised was by Commissioner Carl Zalak, who said he has received similar requests from people in northern communities, including Ocala Palms, and that this decision could open the door to many other exceptions. It was stated that the requests would have to be taken up on an individual basis. One of the differences that was noted is that 80th Avenue bisects the OTOW property, while Ocala Palms is all on the south side of U.S. Highway 27. The discussion was short and, on a motion by Kathy Bryant, the District 2 commissioner, the change was approved. Bryant emphasized to the audience, though, that this was not approval to travel by cart to Lowes, or Publix, or other stores along State Road 200. The ordinance change only applies to that intersection. In addition, there are no sidewalks along 80th Avenue for the golf carts to travel on. It also does not affect the intersection of 80th Avenue and State Road 200, which is controlled by the Florida Department of Transportation. Another traffic light to be installed on 80th Avenue so Indigo East residents can cross on golf carts PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKLooking east on Southwest 80th Street at the corner of 80th Avenue. FHA gives collections firms a new tool to help collecting bad debts Three horses breezed a furlong in :9 4/5 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Hip No. 967, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Broken Vow out of stakes placed Runaway in Love, by Runaway Groom. Hip No. 1171, a dark bay or brown colt by After Market consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, is out of stakes winner Travelator, by A.P Jet. Hip No. 1194, a dark bay or brown filly by Wildcat Heir consigned by Flying Fish, Agent, isout of Unrepentant, by Pleasant Tap, a daughter of stakes placed Roadie. Final results from OBS Under Tack Show

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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 Leyte-Vidal, 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 dont 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 352-629-8530 by April 20.Drug take-back program setThe Southwest District of the Marion County Sheriffs Office will have a take-back program for prescription drugs that local residents may have that are outdated or no longer needed. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, people should bring their unused drugs to the Southwest District Office for disposal. A deputy will be on hand to assist.Live bluegrass music plannedLive bluegrass music will be performed by The Broken Home Children from the Swamps of the Withlacoochee at the Razor Repair, across from Lowes on State Road 200. Donation is $3 for the event, Saturday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. The band consists of Machine Gun Joey, age 18; Cheese Andrew age 18; Jammin Jill age 17; and W. Va. Ray, age 84. Ray is the brother of well known picker Don Stover from West Virginia. The groups former venues included Reds, Stumpknockers, The Mason Jar, The Levee and festivals throughout the state. This will be an open air performance, so bring chairs. There will be food available from Talarigos Paradise Grille on site. For additional information, call Danny Maloney at 352854-6009.Doll collecting program plannedDoll 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 352-8758043.Car show scheduledOn Saturday, April 28, 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. The show was postponed from last week because of the weather. 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.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 Freyer-Nicholas. 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 352-537-0207 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. Christs 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. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, contact 352-8616182 or www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, May 1 Fair Tax meeting setA Fair Tax discussion will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at the Howard Johnson Inn (3951 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd/U.S. 27, Ocala) at 7 p.m. for a presentation on the Fair Tax. The Fair Tax is a bill in Congress and everyone should learn what this bill can do to boost our economy, create new jobs, and simplify our revenue system. For more information, contact Ron & Elaine Maiellaro at ocalafairtax@cfl.rr.com or 352-671-6724. Saturday, May 5 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Marion Landing community 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 25, 2012 9 4 W ednesday, April 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 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. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 000B7XN Where every service is an experience Where every service is an experience STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 FULL SERVICE SALON FULL SERVICE SALON LOCATED IN CANOPY OAK PLAZA Next Door to the new Publix on Hwy. 200 Call 237-7020 For Appt. 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Fresh, ripe Florida tomatoes are versatile enough to use in a creamy bisque, a sizzling stir fry, a crisp seafood salad, and a zesty tortellini toss. To get more easy, breezy tomato recipes, and to sign up for a free newsletter, visit www.floridatomatoes.org. T omato and Sweet Corn BisqueY ield: 4 servings 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 pound fr esh Florida corn kernels 1 large garlic clove, minced 4 cups low-sodium br oth (vegetable or chicken) Kosher salt and fr eshly gr ound pepper 2 tablespoons sour cr eam 2 medium Florida tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 scallion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantr o, plus mor e for garnish Melt butter in lar ge, heavy pot. Add onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until lightly browned, for about 6 to 7 minutes. Add corn and garlic, and cook while stirring until corn is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add broth and simmer until corn is tender about 15 minutes. Lightly season with kosher salt and pepper to taste. Using slotted spoon, transfer 1 1/2 cups corn to blender add sour cream and 1/2 cup cooking liquid and puree until smooth, for about 2 minutes. Return puree to soup. Add tomatoes, scallion and 1 tablespoon cilantro to soup and cook until heated through. Serve hot and garnish with cilantro and chopped tomato, if desired. T omato and T ortellini T ossY ield: 4 servings 2 to 3 cups fr esh br occoli flower ets 1 9-ounce package (about 2 1/2 to 3 cups) meat or cheese tortellini 1/2 cup pesto, homemade or stor e-bought 2 large Florida tomatoes, cor ed, quarter ed, and cut into large bite-size chunks Fr eshly gr ound pepper to taste 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese for garnish In small saucepan, steam broccoli for about 5 to 6 minutes, until just tender c risp. Drain and transfer to serving bowl. Bring medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add tortellini and cook until done according to package instructions. Drain and toss with broccoli and pesto until thoroughly coated. Add tomatoes and toss briefly Pepper dish and garnish with feta cheese. Serve at once.Sun and Sea Chef SaladY ield: 4 servings (about 1 1/3 cups of dressing) 2 large fully ripened fr esh Florida tomatoes (about 1 pound) 2 medium oranges, peeled 1/3 cup pr epar ed vinaigr ette dr essing 4 cups packed mixed salad gr eens or lettuce leaves 12 ounces cooked peeled and deveined shrimp (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 gr een pepper thinly sliced 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup) Core and cut each tomato into 12 wedges. Cut each orange crosswise into 6 slices; cut slices into halves. In blender or food processor place 8 tomato wedges and 4 end orange slices. Whirl until smooth, about 1 minute. Add vinaigrette; blend until smooth. Place 1 cup of greens on each of 4 chilled salad plates. T op each with equal amounts of tomato wedges, orange slice halves, shrimp, green pepper and goat cheese. Drizzle each salad with some dressing; serve with remaining dressing.W ith fr esh tomato r ecipes T omato T ipsCoring: Use a sharp paring knife to make several angled cuts through the stem and under the core.Seeding: Lay the tomato on its side and halve with a sharp serrated knife. Squeeze each half firmly enough to push out the seeds. Discard seeds.Peeling: To eliminate the skin in cooked dishes, gently lower 2 or 3 tomatoes at a time into enough boiling water to cover. Boil for 15 to 30 seconds, lift into a colan der with a slotted spoon. Rinse briefly under cold running water. Peel off and discard skins. Ginger ed S teak and Fr esh T omato S tir -FryY ield: 4 servings 1 pound fully ripened fr esh Florida tomatoes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound flank steak 1 1/2 cups br occoli flower ets 1 1/2 cups quarter ed fr esh mushr ooms 1 cup gr een onions (scallions) cut into 1-inch pieces 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup oyster sauce 1 tablespoon minced peeled fr esh gingerr oot or 1 teaspoon gr ound ginger 2 teaspoons cornstar ch 4 ounces snow peas, trimmed Cut tomatoes crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices; cut slices into quarters; set aside. In lar ge skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add steak; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. T urn; cook until browned and medium-rare, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil. T o skillet add broccoli, mushrooms, green onions and garlic; cook covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally until just tender about 5 minutes. Whisk together oyster sauce, 1/4 cup water ginger and cornstarch. Add to vegetables in skillet; cook and stir until sauce thickens. S tir in snow peas; cover and remove from heat. Meanwhile, thinly slice steak across grain; cut slices into quarters. T o skillet, add steak with any drippings and reserved tomatoes; cook stirring constantly just until heated through. Serve over steamed rice or fried noodles, if desired. Saturday, May 5 Rotary holds rib saleRotary Club of Ocala Southwest is selling delectable racks of barbecued baby back ribs on Saturday May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased from Rotarians as well as Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, M&S Bank, TD Bank, Law Office of W.E. Bishop and Coldwell Bank/Ellison Realty. Please pick up your order by 12:30 because the price of any remaining racks goes up to $20 at that time.UCC Annual Yard Sale Clothing, jewelry, tools, linens, home decor, antiques, books, games, puzzles, crafts, and much more at the First Congregational United Church of Christ annual yard sale, Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7171 SW State Road 200 (in the Enrichment Center). For more information, call 352-237-3035. Saturday, May 5 Two-day violet show and plant saleA show and plant sale open to the public by the African Violet Club of Ocala will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. There will be lots of unusual varieties of African violets on display and for sale from miniatures to trailers to plants measuring over a foot in diameter. Most of these plants are hybrids not available for sale locally: Pinks, whites and lavenders to darker violets and reds plus the rarer greens, solid blossoms, spotted, or "fantasy" blossoms, striped blossoms. There will be blossoms as small as a quarter-inch wide to ones over two inches wide. There are quilted leaves, variegated leaves, ruffled leaves a feast for the eyes! Other gesneriad varieties (the African violets cousins) will also be displayed and available for sale. Fresh-cut leaves for propagation will also be for sale. And, dont miss the "How To" educational section focusing on repotting and grooming your violets, spotting problems, propagating leaves. Who are we? The African Violet Club of Ocala is an enthusiastic, non-profit group of people living in the greater Ocala area. We meet monthly beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month (with the exception of the third Saturday in November and no official meeting in December) at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 9048 S.W. Highway 200. For further information: Carolee Carter (H) 352-2373308 or (C) 352-342-0363.Main library plans book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book dale at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Tenderly-treated hardcover books will be on sale for 50 cents, and thousands of paperbacks for 25 cents. Come and support your library by buying books in order that the Friends can continue to sponsor popular library programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to find out more about the Friends and join us.Sholom Park YogaFree classes on the first Saturday of the month, May November 9 a.m. Come early to prepare! The park is on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 miles north of State Road 200. Join us in the Peace Park to commune with nature.Sunday, May 6 Ocala Youth Symphony concertThe Ocala Youth Symphony will present its spring concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). The orchestra is made up of some 60 talented young musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. They will perform selections ranging from the classics to contemporary something for everyone's musical taste, A freewill offering will be received.Concert scheduledOn Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a program titled I Have Had Singing at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the program will include such favorites as Deep River, Cantique de Jean Racine, Evry Time I Feel the Spirit, and The Last Words of David. Past conductors Grat Rosazza and Wayne Earnest and the Howard Middle School Chorus will also participate. 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 352-537-0207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org.Saturday, May 12 High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 20 West Port student concert at UCCDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music.Sunday, June 3 Vendors sought for Blueberry FestivalCraft vendors are being sought for the first Blueberry Festival in Ocala to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. The event will be Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ocala. Vendor fee is $20 inside space, $15/outside. The deadline for applications is April 16. There will be prizes, a baking contest, fresh blueberries, 50/50 raffle, and food. Please call 352-291-1962 for applications and/or more information. Ongoing Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for more details.Hospice volunteers neededVolunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Donation of transport van soughtSheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. Contact Paula Bennighof, 352-291-1962pbennighof@gmail.com or Sheltering Hands Rescue at 352-817-0663 or sheltering hands@embarqmail.com.Guide Dog Foundation Needs VolunteersThe Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-6874335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7 6 W ednesday, April 25, 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 Hospital: Consider patience and patients At the meetings, red means stop If you've ever watched the television show "Law and Order," you've seen scenes from the Appellate Court and the state Supreme Court where both sides make their oral arguments. They stand in front of a podium which has three small lights, green, yellow and red, well in sight of the speaker. When he starts, the green light is on. When time is almost up, the yellow light comes on, and when time is up, the red light glows, and the lawyer immediately says thank you and sits down. Unfortunately, such discipline doesn't seem to apply to County Commission meetings. The county now has these little lights on the podium where members of the audience speak to the group. Those who took the trouble to get on the agenda ahead of time get five minutes. The others who wish to speak unannounced at the meeting get two minutes each. At last Tuesday's County Commission meeting, two speakers who did not get on the agenda stood up to speak, both about the taxing situation with Munroe Regional Medical Center. The first man spoke for 9 minutes and 8 seconds, and the second for 6 minutes and 30 seconds. One man got up after that and thanked the commissioners for not shutting off the speakers at the red light. We disagree. While people should have their say, they should have enough discipline to follow the rules. The commissioners should also have the fortitude to follow their rules and force spectators to abide by them. What's going to happen at the May 1 meeting if several people get up to speak and each one talks for six or nine minutes. The meeting could take forever, and now a precedent has been set. The commissioners won't be able to do anything about it, since they didn't enforce the rules this time around. Both speakers about the hospital made very good points, items that the commission should follow up on. And the commissioners should be praised for the fact that, unlike the School Board, they let the public speaker portion of the meeting be televised, even if the TV channel can't get the schedule straight (the digital schedule on Cox said it was a School Board meeting on TV that night). So a lot of things were done right. But let's streamline the process by following the rules, or let's change the rules so everyone knows where they stand. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Exceptional CongressmenBY JIM FLYNN Most Congress people arrive in Washington with ordinary backgrounds and an agenda of noble intentions to do good for constituents and the nation. It doesnt take long however for Congress people to become exceptional. To some extent its not their fault. It may be an effect of ingesting Washington air and water. On a Saturday some years ago we delivered our daughter to Washington for her congressional internship and were told the telephone and television service could not be activated until Monday. A kindly person at the apartment complex suggested we call the utilities and tell them in a friendly way that our daughter could not be at her apartment on weekdays, because she would be working at the offices of Congressman Dogoody (a pseudonym). With instant courtesy the utilities performed the installation on Sunday. Doing good in Congress can be financially rewarding. Nearly half of the sitting members are millionaires, an unlikely result considering their modest $174,000 annual salaries for their full-time jobs. In all fairness, some members are millionaires because of inheritances, marriages, or successful careers in the real world. Interestingly, over the past five years, while most Americans were watching their net worth decline, the exceptional members of Congress experienced a continuing rise in their net wealth very substantial increases for some. Notwithstanding occasional examples of ethics violations, most Congress people stay within their written code of conduct. The 15 page, short form Standards of Official Conduct of the House of Representatives can be carried in a brief case for quick reference if needed. Among other things the ethics standards cover gifts, events, travel, and conflicts of interest. They also say no one is placed at risk by seeking confidential Ethics Committee advice when in doubt a sort of a dig-safe warning to consider before digging an ethical hole. The Ethics Manual also says members should never use information received confidentially in performance of governmental duties as a means of making private profits. Why then was it necessary for CBSs 60 Minutes to uncover stock trading based on insider information which had been going on for years in the offices of Congress? Minority leader Nancy Pelosis office called the 60 Minutes expose a smear, and Speaker John Boehners office called it idiotic. How could Congressional leaders not have known about insider dealing when bills to stop trading on Congressional knowledge (Stock Act) had been introduced in three successive sessions 2006, 2007, and 2009 all of which died in committee. After two more years of foot dragging by both parties, 93 members of Congress signed on as cosponsors of what is now known as the STOCK ACT which President Obama signed into law on April 4, 2012. Little wonder Congress has a ten percent approval rating. Some members of Congress should be term limited at the polls come November, and regularly thereafter. Too long in public service is dangerous to their ethical health. 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. 000B86E MARION WOODS Independent Retir ement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! Three nutritious, chefprepared meals a day A full calendar of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities Complimentary shuttle service Exclusive travel program Weekly housekeeping and linen service Fitness room or exercise equipment Billiards lounge and game room Pets warmly welcomed TV and media room with Nintendo Wii Private dining room for special occasions Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! 000A W23 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 35 00 Before 11:00 $ 30 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 5/31/12 Expries 5/31/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000B2QE Friends BOOK SALE Fri., April 27 & Sat., April 28 10am to 4pm (both days) Library Meeting Room (352) 438-2520 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, Fl 34431 Inside Dunnellon Library ~ Behind Sweet Bay EVERY BOOK 50 All Categories, All Sizes, All Types 1000s of Hardcover & Paperbacks Bag of Books $2 (our bag) Jim Clark Editor Trying to follow this controversy concerning Munroe Regional Medical Center is really challenging for those of us who are just simple folk. All these tales of leases and taxes and rankings, etc., can make us dizzy. I do know one thing. If the Munroe powers-that-be succeed in getting a new tax on the ballot in November, it hasnt got a snowballs chance in you-know-where of succeeding, especially in this economy, even if there are some who are willing to pay a little more for the success of the hospital. All of this talk to get me thinking occurred at the County Commission last week, when a couple of speakers spoke about a recent meeting they had attended concerning the hospital. One said the vote to consider the tax was taken twice and that the reconsideration and the push for the tax may have been illegal. He spoke at length about how he considered the meeting was improperly conducted, not following Roberts Rules of Order. This got me thinking back to four years ago. I had been having some breathing problems for a few days, and this particular morning woke up really struggling. Every time I exhaled, I gurgled (didnt mean to gross you out). I asked my wife to take me to get looked at, and she knew something was wrong because I let her drive. When it comes to being in the car, Im a control freak. We went to one of the neighborhood walk-in clinics near my home, where they took one look at me and called an ambulance. I was transported to Munroe (no lights or sirens, thank goodness) where I was examined and admitted. This is not to say the other hospital isnt a good one. My father was a pharmacist who worked at both hospitals, but he retired from Munroe and my mom was a longtime volunteer there, so we have just naturally been Munroe oriented. A week after I was wheeled into Munroes Emergency Department, I was walking back into my home, feeling like a new man, and within a couple of days I was back at work (at the time it was in Williston). To this day, I feel that Munroe, and the cardiologist, Dr. Ali Nasser, who was assigned to me, saved my life. I still go to that cardiologist today. My heart was at about 5 to 10 percent functioning capacity when I went in; today its normal for someone my age. All of this leads me to my reasoning in the hospital dispute. I dont care who leases it, or who owns it, I just want to make sure its there if I should need it again, or if any of my family or friends needs it. I like to think that there are a lot of people who feel that way. When theyre speeding down the road in a rescue vehicle, theyre not stopping to ask if the hospital is being supported by a tax, if its privately leased, or if putting the tax on the ballot was legal. They just want to make sure there will be doctors and nurses waiting for them when they pull in. In all this discussion, Im hearing very little discussion about patients. It all seems to be about legalities and money. In fact, both sides need to have a little more patience, and think about the patients. This thing should be resolved without accusations and finger pointing. Just make sure that the one pointing is a nurse, saying, Take him into Room 2. Getting treatment should be the most important thing for all to consider.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Ocala Palms couples play golf, celebrate birthdays On March 25, 10 couples from Ocala Palms played golf and ended the day with a big celebration of several March birthdays. Everyone agrees the day couldn't have been better...blue skies, golfing with friends, delicious dinner and birthday cake! PHOTOS AND ARTICLE BY BARBARA DEDICS Mary and Ron Corey Barbara and Joe Dedics John and Pat DeJesus Linda and Ron Holm Rene and Tom Hopkins Bill and Linny Hudig Ruth and Mike Tedesco Martha and Mike Maggiorie and Bette DeGeorge More photos on Page 11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7 6 W ednesday, April 25, 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 Hospital: Consider patience and patients At the meetings, red means stop If you've ever watched the television show "Law and Order," you've seen scenes from the Appellate Court and the state Supreme Court where both sides make their oral arguments. They stand in front of a podium which has three small lights, green, yellow and red, well in sight of the speaker. When he starts, the green light is on. When time is almost up, the yellow light comes on, and when time is up, the red light glows, and the lawyer immediately says thank you and sits down. Unfortunately, such discipline doesn't seem to apply to County Commission meetings. The county now has these little lights on the podium where members of the audience speak to the group. Those who took the trouble to get on the agenda ahead of time get five minutes. The others who wish to speak unannounced at the meeting get two minutes each. At last Tuesday's County Commission meeting, two speakers who did not get on the agenda stood up to speak, both about the taxing situation with Munroe Regional Medical Center. The first man spoke for 9 minutes and 8 seconds, and the second for 6 minutes and 30 seconds. One man got up after that and thanked the commissioners for not shutting off the speakers at the red light. We disagree. While people should have their say, they should have enough discipline to follow the rules. The commissioners should also have the fortitude to follow their rules and force spectators to abide by them. What's going to happen at the May 1 meeting if several people get up to speak and each one talks for six or nine minutes. The meeting could take forever, and now a precedent has been set. The commissioners won't be able to do anything about it, since they didn't enforce the rules this time around. Both speakers about the hospital made very good points, items that the commission should follow up on. And the commissioners should be praised for the fact that, unlike the School Board, they let the public speaker portion of the meeting be televised, even if the TV channel can't get the schedule straight (the digital schedule on Cox said it was a School Board meeting on TV that night). So a lot of things were done right. But let's streamline the process by following the rules, or let's change the rules so everyone knows where they stand. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Exceptional CongressmenBY JIM FLYNN Most Congress people arrive in Washington with ordinary backgrounds and an agenda of noble intentions to do good for constituents and the nation. It doesnt take long however for Congress people to become exceptional. To some extent its not their fault. It may be an effect of ingesting Washington air and water. On a Saturday some years ago we delivered our daughter to Washington for her congressional internship and were told the telephone and television service could not be activated until Monday. A kindly person at the apartment complex suggested we call the utilities and tell them in a friendly way that our daughter could not be at her apartment on weekdays, because she would be working at the offices of Congressman Dogoody (a pseudonym). With instant courtesy the utilities performed the installation on Sunday. Doing good in Congress can be financially rewarding. Nearly half of the sitting members are millionaires, an unlikely result considering their modest $174,000 annual salaries for their full-time jobs. In all fairness, some members are millionaires because of inheritances, marriages, or successful careers in the real world. Interestingly, over the past five years, while most Americans were watching their net worth decline, the exceptional members of Congress experienced a continuing rise in their net wealth very substantial increases for some. Notwithstanding occasional examples of ethics violations, most Congress people stay within their written code of conduct. The 15 page, short form Standards of Official Conduct of the House of Representatives can be carried in a brief case for quick reference if needed. Among other things the ethics standards cover gifts, events, travel, and conflicts of interest. They also say no one is placed at risk by seeking confidential Ethics Committee advice when in doubt a sort of a dig-safe warning to consider before digging an ethical hole. The Ethics Manual also says members should never use information received confidentially in performance of governmental duties as a means of making private profits. Why then was it necessary for CBSs 60 Minutes to uncover stock trading based on insider information which had been going on for years in the offices of Congress? Minority leader Nancy Pelosis office called the 60 Minutes expose a smear, and Speaker John Boehners office called it idiotic. How could Congressional leaders not have known about insider dealing when bills to stop trading on Congressional knowledge (Stock Act) had been introduced in three successive sessions 2006, 2007, and 2009 all of which died in committee. After two more years of foot dragging by both parties, 93 members of Congress signed on as cosponsors of what is now known as the STOCK ACT which President Obama signed into law on April 4, 2012. Little wonder Congress has a ten percent approval rating. Some members of Congress should be term limited at the polls come November, and regularly thereafter. Too long in public service is dangerous to their ethical health. 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. 000B86E MARION WOODS Independent Retir ement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! Three nutritious, chefprepared meals a day A full calendar of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities Complimentary shuttle service Exclusive travel program Weekly housekeeping and linen service Fitness room or exercise equipment Billiards lounge and game room Pets warmly welcomed TV and media room with Nintendo Wii Private dining room for special occasions Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! 000A W23 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 35 00 Before 11:00 $ 30 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 5/31/12 Expries 5/31/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000B2QE Friends BOOK SALE Fri., April 27 & Sat., April 28 10am to 4pm (both days) Library Meeting Room (352) 438-2520 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, Fl 34431 Inside Dunnellon Library ~ Behind Sweet Bay EVERY BOOK 50 All Categories, All Sizes, All Types 1000s of Hardcover & Paperbacks Bag of Books $2 (our bag) Jim Clark Editor Trying to follow this controversy concerning Munroe Regional Medical Center is really challenging for those of us who are just simple folk. All these tales of leases and taxes and rankings, etc., can make us dizzy. I do know one thing. If the Munroe powers-that-be succeed in getting a new tax on the ballot in November, it hasnt got a snowballs chance in you-know-where of succeeding, especially in this economy, even if there are some who are willing to pay a little more for the success of the hospital. All of this talk to get me thinking occurred at the County Commission last week, when a couple of speakers spoke about a recent meeting they had attended concerning the hospital. One said the vote to consider the tax was taken twice and that the reconsideration and the push for the tax may have been illegal. He spoke at length about how he considered the meeting was improperly conducted, not following Roberts Rules of Order. This got me thinking back to four years ago. I had been having some breathing problems for a few days, and this particular morning woke up really struggling. Every time I exhaled, I gurgled (didnt mean to gross you out). I asked my wife to take me to get looked at, and she knew something was wrong because I let her drive. When it comes to being in the car, Im a control freak. We went to one of the neighborhood walk-in clinics near my home, where they took one look at me and called an ambulance. I was transported to Munroe (no lights or sirens, thank goodness) where I was examined and admitted. This is not to say the other hospital isnt a good one. My father was a pharmacist who worked at both hospitals, but he retired from Munroe and my mom was a longtime volunteer there, so we have just naturally been Munroe oriented. A week after I was wheeled into Munroes Emergency Department, I was walking back into my home, feeling like a new man, and within a couple of days I was back at work (at the time it was in Williston). To this day, I feel that Munroe, and the cardiologist, Dr. Ali Nasser, who was assigned to me, saved my life. I still go to that cardiologist today. My heart was at about 5 to 10 percent functioning capacity when I went in; today its normal for someone my age. All of this leads me to my reasoning in the hospital dispute. I dont care who leases it, or who owns it, I just want to make sure its there if I should need it again, or if any of my family or friends needs it. I like to think that there are a lot of people who feel that way. When theyre speeding down the road in a rescue vehicle, theyre not stopping to ask if the hospital is being supported by a tax, if its privately leased, or if putting the tax on the ballot was legal. They just want to make sure there will be doctors and nurses waiting for them when they pull in. In all this discussion, Im hearing very little discussion about patients. It all seems to be about legalities and money. In fact, both sides need to have a little more patience, and think about the patients. This thing should be resolved without accusations and finger pointing. Just make sure that the one pointing is a nurse, saying, Take him into Room 2. Getting treatment should be the most important thing for all to consider.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Ocala Palms couples play golf, celebrate birthdays On March 25, 10 couples from Ocala Palms played golf and ended the day with a big celebration of several March birthdays. Everyone agrees the day couldn't have been better...blue skies, golfing with friends, delicious dinner and birthday cake! PHOTOS AND ARTICLE BY BARBARA DEDICS Mary and Ron Corey Barbara and Joe Dedics John and Pat DeJesus Linda and Ron Holm Rene and Tom Hopkins Bill and Linny Hudig Ruth and Mike Tedesco Martha and Mike Maggiorie and Bette DeGeorge More photos on Page 11

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Ginger ed S teak and Fr esh T omato S tir -FryY ield: 4 servings 1 pound fully ripened fr esh Florida tomatoes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound flank steak 1 1/2 cups br occoli flower ets 1 1/2 cups quarter ed fr esh mushr ooms 1 cup gr een onions (scallions) cut into 1-inch pieces 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup oyster sauce 1 tablespoon minced peeled fr esh gingerr oot or 1 teaspoon gr ound ginger 2 teaspoons cornstar ch 4 ounces snow peas, trimmed Cut tomatoes crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices; cut slices into quarters; set aside. In lar ge skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add steak; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. T urn; cook until browned and medium-rare, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil. T o skillet add broccoli, mushrooms, green onions and garlic; cook covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally until just tender about 5 minutes. Whisk together oyster sauce, 1/4 cup water ginger and cornstarch. Add to vegetables in skillet; cook and stir until sauce thickens. S tir in snow peas; cover and remove from heat. Meanwhile, thinly slice steak across grain; cut slices into quarters. T o skillet, add steak with any drippings and reserved tomatoes; cook stirring constantly just until heated through. Serve over steamed rice or fried noodles, if desired. Saturday, May 5 Rotary holds rib saleRotary Club of Ocala Southwest is selling delectable racks of barbecued baby back ribs on Saturday May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased from Rotarians as well as Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, M&S Bank, TD Bank, Law Office of W.E. Bishop and Coldwell Bank/Ellison Realty. Please pick up your order by 12:30 because the price of any remaining racks goes up to $20 at that time.UCC Annual Yard Sale Clothing, jewelry, tools, linens, home decor, antiques, books, games, puzzles, crafts, and much more at the First Congregational United Church of Christ annual yard sale, Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7171 SW State Road 200 (in the Enrichment Center). For more information, call 352-237-3035. Saturday, May 5 Two-day violet show and plant saleA show and plant sale open to the public by the African Violet Club of Ocala will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. There will be lots of unusual varieties of African violets on display and for sale from miniatures to trailers to plants measuring over a foot in diameter. Most of these plants are hybrids not available for sale locally: Pinks, whites and lavenders to darker violets and reds plus the rarer greens, solid blossoms, spotted, or "fantasy" blossoms, striped blossoms. There will be blossoms as small as a quarter-inch wide to ones over two inches wide. There are quilted leaves, variegated leaves, ruffled leaves a feast for the eyes! Other gesneriad varieties (the African violets cousins) will also be displayed and available for sale. Fresh-cut leaves for propagation will also be for sale. And, dont miss the "How To" educational section focusing on repotting and grooming your violets, spotting problems, propagating leaves. Who are we? The African Violet Club of Ocala is an enthusiastic, non-profit group of people living in the greater Ocala area. We meet monthly beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month (with the exception of the third Saturday in November and no official meeting in December) at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 9048 S.W. Highway 200. For further information: Carolee Carter (H) 352-2373308 or (C) 352-342-0363.Main library plans book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book dale at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Tenderly-treated hardcover books will be on sale for 50 cents, and thousands of paperbacks for 25 cents. Come and support your library by buying books in order that the Friends can continue to sponsor popular library programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to find out more about the Friends and join us.Sholom Park YogaFree classes on the first Saturday of the month, May November 9 a.m. Come early to prepare! The park is on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 miles north of State Road 200. Join us in the Peace Park to commune with nature.Sunday, May 6 Ocala Youth Symphony concertThe Ocala Youth Symphony will present its spring concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). The orchestra is made up of some 60 talented young musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. They will perform selections ranging from the classics to contemporary something for everyone's musical taste, A freewill offering will be received.Concert scheduledOn Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a program titled I Have Had Singing at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the program will include such favorites as Deep River, Cantique de Jean Racine, Evry Time I Feel the Spirit, and The Last Words of David. Past conductors Grat Rosazza and Wayne Earnest and the Howard Middle School Chorus will also participate. 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 352-537-0207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org.Saturday, May 12 High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 20 West Port student concert at UCCDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music.Sunday, June 3 Vendors sought for Blueberry FestivalCraft vendors are being sought for the first Blueberry Festival in Ocala to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. The event will be Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ocala. Vendor fee is $20 inside space, $15/outside. The deadline for applications is April 16. There will be prizes, a baking contest, fresh blueberries, 50/50 raffle, and food. Please call 352-291-1962 for applications and/or more information. Ongoing Hospice seeks singersHospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for more details.Hospice volunteers neededVolunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Donation of transport van soughtSheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. Contact Paula Bennighof, 352-291-1962pbennighof@gmail.com or Sheltering Hands Rescue at 352-817-0663 or sheltering hands@embarqmail.com.Guide Dog Foundation Needs VolunteersThe Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-6874335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337.

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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 Leyte-Vidal, 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 dont 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 352-629-8530 by April 20.Drug take-back program setThe Southwest District of the Marion County Sheriffs Office will have a take-back program for prescription drugs that local residents may have that are outdated or no longer needed. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, people should bring their unused drugs to the Southwest District Office for disposal. A deputy will be on hand to assist.Live bluegrass music plannedLive bluegrass music will be performed by The Broken Home Children from the Swamps of the Withlacoochee at the Razor Repair, across from Lowes on State Road 200. Donation is $3 for the event, Saturday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. The band consists of Machine Gun Joey, age 18; Cheese Andrew age 18; Jammin Jill age 17; and W. Va. Ray, age 84. Ray is the brother of well known picker Don Stover from West Virginia. The groups former venues included Reds, Stumpknockers, The Mason Jar, The Levee and festivals throughout the state. This will be an open air performance, so bring chairs. There will be food available from Talarigos Paradise Grille on site. For additional information, call Danny Maloney at 352854-6009.Doll collecting program plannedDoll 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 352-8758043.Car show scheduledOn Saturday, April 28, 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. The show was postponed from last week because of the weather. 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.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 Freyer-Nicholas. 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 352-537-0207 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. Christs 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. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, contact 352-8616182 or www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, May 1 Fair Tax meeting setA Fair Tax discussion will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at the Howard Johnson Inn (3951 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd/U.S. 27, Ocala) at 7 p.m. for a presentation on the Fair Tax. The Fair Tax is a bill in Congress and everyone should learn what this bill can do to boost our economy, create new jobs, and simplify our revenue system. For more information, contact Ron & Elaine Maiellaro at ocalafairtax@cfl.rr.com or 352-671-6724. Saturday, May 5 Chess Club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276.Marion Landing community 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 25, 2012 9 4 W ednesday, April 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 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. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 000B7XN Where every service is an experience Where every service is an experience STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 STUDIO 200 FULL SERVICE SALON FULL SERVICE SALON LOCATED IN CANOPY OAK PLAZA Next Door to the new Publix on Hwy. 200 Call 237-7020 For Appt. 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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced a policy change that will benefit the collections industry. Moving forward, no individual will be able to obtain a mortgage if they have outstanding unpaid collection accounts whether they be from credit cards, medical bills or other debts. If the combined outstanding balance on any of these debts is $1,000 or more, that individual will not be able to qualify for a mortgage. The rule, originally scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2012 has been delayed until July 1, 2012. Estimates are that some 35 percent of potential homebuyers in the many economically challenged areas will be locked out of the housing market. For those individuals who have not kept current on their bills or have had outstanding debt slip into collection, paying that debt is now going to be of paramount importance. For firms that specialize in collections there is a new tool to use in the process of recovery and in the marketing of their services to debt holders. No doubt many individuals will not know of these new rules until they begin the process of applying for a mortgage. It is then when they will be hit with the harsh news that all outstanding debts over $1,000, and any debts less than two years old, must be paid in full before closing. All of a sudden there will be a rush of individuals eager to make good on their debts, no matter how long they have resisted paying to that point. The government has just given the collections industry a huge bargaining chip when they deal with debtors. Firms that are established and experienced will be well positioned to use this new tool to full effect for their clients. During these last several years when so many have lost jobs and fallen behind in payments more and more private businesses have sought out the services of collections firms when they were not able to recover bad debt. Now, with the changes made by the FHA, firms that had lost hope of ever recovering what is owed to them have new hope. With so many having struggled financially over the last five years, there are millions who have outstanding debt. Many of those millions will one day want to be homeowners and now they must address their outstanding debt or forever be locked out of the American dream. This is a powerful incentive for them to pay and an effective argument for any collections agency to make when speaking with the debtor. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were locked in a hopeless standoff. She was effectively arguing her side of the issue and I was, well, lets say I was not agreeing. I will not say who won, just that it wasnt me. She then looked at me, put both hands on her hips and said, Time will tell that Im right. I cannot wait. The problem is, time is never on my side. I simply do not know what it is about time, but it never does me any favors. Always, and I mean always, time proves my wife was right. I hate it. I thought it was supposed to be Father Time we are dealing with. If it is, he certainly does not have the male side of the issue in good grips. Why does time always prove my wife right? Perhaps Mother Nature has so bullied Father Time that he always takes up the side of my wife. The past week I have been thinking about this aspect of life: time. It seems that for the most part, we have put a lot of pressure upon time. For example, my wife keeps reminding me that time heals all wounds. If it was not for time I would have no wounds, I retorted. I got in trouble just this past week because I was running out of time. I had to get across town for an appointment and believe me; time was not on my side. It would have been nice if I could just sit down with Father Time and negotiate a little bit. Would it be that hard for him to press the pause button and suspend time in order for me to catch up? Why is it so important that time keeps marching on? Why cant it, at least on the weekends, just take a slow stroll down memory lane? Often I look at my watch to determine if I have enough time to do a certain project. Time has become an austere taskmaster, refusing to give up one second. Think with me a little bit. Wouldnt it be nice to have every week just one do over moment? How hard would that be? Father Time insists on perfection always. He does not allow for screw-ups, which is rather pressing for me. If I could just have one 15minute period during the week that I could do over, I might be able to catch up a little. He wants me to be on time every time. When it is 2 p.m., it is only 2 p.m. for one second, that is all. I believe there is an error here somewhere. If time is so valuable, why cant I enjoy 2 p.m. for say, 15 minutes? But no, by the time I acknowledge that it is 2 p.m., Father Time is tapping his finger on his watch and saying, Lets keep moving because time waits for no man. At the very center of my life, and everybody elses as well, is the infamous clock representing time. And what a harsh, demanding element this invention has become. Who invented that clock in the first place? Why was it not good enough just to look at the sun and guess what time of day it was? If it was dark, it was time to go to sleep. If the sun was up and it was light outside, it was time to get up. Oh, how I miss those good old days. But no, Father Time tricked somebody into inventing a device that keeps time. Or, so Father Time convinced the unsuspecting inventor. The joke is on us who wear watches. No watch I have ever owned has ever kept time. All it does is show me that time is passing and I am late for an appointment. Where is that inventor that can invent some mechanism or some technology that can actually keep time? I would be the first one to buy such a contraption. Why cant Bill Gates come out of retirement and do something useful for humanity and invent the technology that actually keeps time. I would settle for half-hour increments. I could live with that. For many years now, time has not been on my side and neither has it been involved in the healing of any of my many wounds. Then never, contrary to what my wife says, has time ever told me anything. It just keeps on ticking while giving me a licking. I am older, but certainly, I am not any wiser. And I blame Father Time. He has not given me enough time to learn everything that I need to know. Every day it seems I am always running out of time. And I cannot believe it is my fault. Time marches on and I need to make the best of it as best I can. The apostle Paul understood the urgency of this matter we call time. He writes in his epistle, For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV). The only time we really have is now. I never have a now to do over so I need to make time my friend and not my enemy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. 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Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop before you buy and visit us! W e Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Same Day Service Guaranteed Free Pick-upwithin 10 milesRemanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standardonly $5,495 was $5,995Flip Back Seatonly $39910% Discount to V eterans labor & parts NEW TROJAN BA TTERIES ON SALE 000B70J SOD INST ALLED 85 7-0461 000B8HX OCALA AND FR UITLAND P ARK ST ORES ARE FEA TURING A I s t i me a f r i e n d o r an e n e m y? James Snyder BY JIM CL ARK EditorPeople in Indigo East will finally be able to join their fellow On Top of the World residents in traveling to their activities and amenities by golf cart. However, drivers on Southwest 80th Avenue will have to contend with another traffic light on the high-speed, two-lane road. In conjunction with a new traffic light to be installed shortly, the residents have obtained a Marion County Commission revision of an ordinance that will allow them to cross Southwest 80th Avenue at the Southwest 80th Street intersection. The county ordinance currently restricts the use of golf carts on public streets outside developments. Indigo East is east of 80th Avenue, while the majority of OTOW activities take place west of the avenue. Included in the activities on the west side of the road are the festivals and events that take place at Circle Square Commons and the Cultural Center. The logical crossing point is 80tj Street, but the speed limit on the avenue is 55 mph, and there are curves just to the north and just to the south of that intersection, meaning that crossing without a traffic light would be hazardous. The contingent of Indigo East residents who attended the meeting Tuesday morning at the McPherson Complex broke out in applause when the motion was approved. Officials from OTOW, which is installing the light, said the work on the intersection should begin shortly. Materials have been ordered. The only doubt raised was by Commissioner Carl Zalak, who said he has received similar requests from people in northern communities, including Ocala Palms, and that this decision could open the door to many other exceptions. It was stated that the requests would have to be taken up on an individual basis. One of the differences that was noted is that 80th Avenue bisects the OTOW property, while Ocala Palms is all on the south side of U.S. Highway 27. The discussion was short and, on a motion by Kathy Bryant, the District 2 commissioner, the change was approved. Bryant emphasized to the audience, though, that this was not approval to travel by cart to Lowes, or Publix, or other stores along State Road 200. The ordinance change only applies to that intersection. In addition, there are no sidewalks along 80th Avenue for the golf carts to travel on. It also does not affect the intersection of 80th Avenue and State Road 200, which is controlled by the Florida Department of Transportation. Another traffic light to be installed on 80th Avenue so Indigo East residents can cross on golf carts PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKLooking east on Southwest 80th Street at the corner of 80th Avenue. FHA gives collections firms a new tool to help collecting bad debts Three horses breezed a furlong in :9 4/5 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Hip No. 967, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Broken Vow out of stakes placed Runaway in Love, by Runaway Groom. Hip No. 1171, a dark bay or brown colt by After Market consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, is out of stakes winner Travelator, by A.P Jet. Hip No. 1194, a dark bay or brown filly by Wildcat Heir consigned by Flying Fish, Agent, isout of Unrepentant, by Pleasant Tap, a daughter of stakes placed Roadie. Final results from OBS Under Tack Show

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11 2 W ednesday, April 25, 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 aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Gara ge/ Y ard Sales OCALA Fairfield Village Community Yard & Bake Sale Saturday, 28th 8am-1p On 60th Ave.FREE COFFEE wtih purchase of a pastry $3 LUNCH Hotdog or Hamburger includes chips and soda Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. April 28th 9-5p Sun. April 29th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY F AIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 W anted to Buy Ca$h for Old Stuf fCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info(352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Real Es t ate F or Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. Citrus Hills Homes Forest Ridge V illages Updated, move in ready villa, 2/2/2, private lot, opt. membership to Citrus Hills. Appliances incl. 712 W T oucan Loop 352-746-0002 W aterfront L and AUCTIONS LAKE ROUSSEAU!5/3, @ 1 1am. 10.6 Acre p arcel & 4 residential lot s on Lake Rousseau in Cryst al River Proceeds benefit FL Sherif fs Y outh Ranches. Pre-Auction of fers accepted. Online/absentee bidding. ww .homestoranches.com. AB 1705 AU 2272. Call Greg Lord of Homes to Ranches Realty at (352)266-6180. 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All inclusive: 18 holes of golf & golf carts, hotdog lunch special. Including tax. Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com $ 99 00 $ 99 00 4 SOME SPECIAL Any day after 9 am 000AYMF 000B0ON Read the classifieds Fairfield Village Coming up on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Fairfield Village community welcomes everyone in the area to come to the community-wide yard and bake sale. This semi-annual tradition will again offer all kinds of bargains for those who attend. There will be crafts and baked goods for sale in the Clubhouse. Along with the goodies will come a free cup of coffee for those who would like to partake of the fresh brewed beverage. Those who would like a quick and good lunch, there will be grilled hamburgers or hot dogs along with chips and a selection of sodas. All this for the bargain price of just $ 3; so those visiting should really stop by and sit and refresh themselves before continuing on the yard sale trek! If past years are indicators, there should all kinds of wonderful bargains for Come on out to our big sale this Saturday Priscilla Geissal those with the eye for the special piece. We all know that what is one persons yard sale item is another persons treasure, so this five-hour sale could be a fabulous treasure hunt for many. Also on April 28, and at the same time that the sale is going on, our wonderful Curry Andrews will be hitting the 5five-mile walk for what in years past was called the March of Dimes. Now referred to as the March for Babies, all of us are thrilled that Infantile Paralysis or Polio is a thing of the past because of Dr. Jonas Salks vaccine. The site again this year is Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway at 4255 S.E. 58th Ave. Last minute registration will be at 7 a.m. for those not already registered, so the event is still open so anyone who would like to do so may enter. The actual walk/run will begin at 8 a.m. with many supporters there to cheer on those brave enough to participate. Now the donations are diverted to help with needs for newborns at risk whose parents often have no possible way of providing adequate care for their babies without the help of those who volunteer and/or donate time and money. I have no doubt that all of us know someone who has had a serious concern about a newborn. It is very reassuring to know that there are sources available for those concerned parents and family members so that they do have some backup. By the time of this publication, we in Fairfield Village will have already had our Sock Hop. Next week, I will have photos and special information about the occasion that has been anticipated to be lots of fun for our community a lively place filled with lovely people. As I mentioned in an earlier article, our 92 year old neighbor has been doing this for 19 years. He is an inspiration to all of us who stop for a moment to recognize that people like Curry Andrews do more than just helphe and they inspire us to do what we can and not dwell on what should be done. If one kind gentleman can raise in excess of $20,000, what could we all do to help if we just took the time and the energy to do it? Come through the gate just off SW 60th Ave on Saturday, April 28 to find great bargains! Visit us at our clubhouse for lovely crafts and delicious baked goods. More photos from Ocala Palms celebration Heidi and Bob Willis Cookie and Bob Zeuch Charity picnic to benefit Ocala Honor Flight 2012 at Highland Memorial ParkHighland Memorial Park is hosting a charity picnic to benefit Ocala Honor Flight 2012 on Friday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and support this great local charity! The address for Highland Memorial Park is 1515 N.E. Third Street, Ocala (two blocks behind Cascades Office Complex). Lunch will be served on a donation basis with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the upcoming Honor Flight. Relax in the shade or take your lunch to go... its up to you. This event is a come-and-go as you please, casual type atmosphere. For more information, call Beverly Brown 352-369-1020. The mission of Ocala Honor Flight 2012 is to transport Americas World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial. This will be the final Ocala flight. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor Americas veterans for all their sacrifices (ocalahonorflight.org).

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Ocala Palms........7 Puzzles................9 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 4 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012 Happenings Page 4 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B6ZQ LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION 857-0461 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 So Many Gifts For So Many Gifts For Mom, Its A Shame Mom, Its A Shame Mothers Day Mothers Day Only Comes Only Comes Around Once A Year. Around Once A Year. Theres only one Mothers Day. But with all the gifts we have for Mom, finding something shell love is easy. There are spring apparel items, Yankee Candles garden merchandise, Watkins lotions, and lots more. Who knows? You just might get the urge to celebrate Mothers Day twice. Complimentary gift wrap. www.crackerbarrel.com 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership 000B7X6 PHOTOS BY RON RATNERSpecial Olympics Torch RunLaw enforcement personnel took part in a Special Olympics Torch Run last Friday through downtown Ocala. Above, the start at Ocala Police Department. Below, the group of runners before they began. Earth, Arbor days to be observed all day SaturdayHow will you celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day this year? Will you plant a tree? Learn how to protect the environment? Recycle? How about doing all that while enjoying Marion Countys outdoors at a free, all-day celebration? Join UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, the city of Ocala Discovery Center and thousands of your neighbors and friends for the Earthfest and Arbor Day in the Great Outdoors event Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Discovery Center and Tuscawilla Park. Start with breakfast and a bird-watching tour with the Marion County Audubon Society and spend the rest of the day enjoying the outdoors with tree climbing, horseshoes, live music, family games, educational activities and food. Those with a competitive spirit can participate in a cornhole tournament; starting at 4 p.m., 16 teams of two will compete in a single elimination tournament for prizes including complete cornhole game sets. (Cornhole game cost is $20 per team, call 352-671-8400 for details or to register). In the mood for dunking? Try giving Marion County Commission Chair Charlie Stone, Commissioner Stan McClain and city of Ocala Council President Suzy Heinbockel a dunk tank splash from 5:30-7 p.m. Top off the evening with an outdoor movie (Dolphin Tale) at the park. Residents can also recycle old electronics and horseshoes at the event, with proceeds from the horseshoe recycling benefiting the Ocala Farm Ministry. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm and click on the Earthfest and Arbor Day item in the news box. Event will be April 28 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. In a unanimous vote at its Tuesday board meeting last week, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Ocala that will enable the county to save money in meeting nearterm utility capacity demands in the northern portion of the countys service area. The seven-year agreement, set to begin July 1, will provide a mutually beneficial arrangement: the county will ensure ondemand service to new residential developments in northern Marion, and the city will tap into a revenue source through the sale of reclaimed water and wastewater capacity to the county. The agreement also eliminates duplicity of utility infrastructure within the service area. We are committed to economizing Marion County taxpayer dollars wherever we can, and this agreement will help us do just that by saving millions of dollars that would have otherwise been needed to build plant upgrades in the north area, said Commission Chairman Charlie Stone, who spearheaded the countys participation in the cooperative effort. County and city officials began shaping the partnership in January as county officials evaluated a plan to develop sewer service in a north service area that borders city limits. The plan had been prompted by new residential development near the intersection of County 326 and U.S. Highway 441, and original estimates put the price tag for completion at approximately $5.5 million. Under the newly-inked agreement, the county will service the new development and continue working with the city to prevent redundancy in utility infrastructure construction. At the citys discretion, county customers within the new wholesale area will become city utility customers upon agreement expiration. For more information, contact Marion County Utilities at 352-671-8540. Agreement approved for utilities in northern part of county Saturday in the ParkA health-oriented event took place Saturday at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex on Southwest 38th Street. At the left, Cindy OConnor, Michael MarksdeMartino and his wife Libby took care of the Ocala Health Center table, while at the right, young Munroe volunteers Avery Askren, 11, and John McDonough, 8, greeted visitors.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Quail Meadow The New Pretenders were fabulous! Approximately 70 QM residents enjoyed the most entertaining program at the Clubhouse last Monday. The crackers, cheese, and of course the desserts were well-received. Everyone enjoyed having the time to visit with neighbors before the program. If you have never attended a program presented by The New Pretenders, you have missed a treat. This group is from On Top of the World community. They work hard in preparing a new program each year. Mary Ehle is the MC and her husband is the prop man (his shirt identifies him). Their name, The New Pretenders, explains their presentation. In other words, they are pretending. The songs this year were mainly from the 1950s and 60s. They began with I Heard It Through The Grapevine, complete with grape costumes. This was followed with Sugartime, Silver Threads, Gold Needles all with costumes New Pretenders entertain residents of Quail Meadow to match the music. They even had an Elvis impersonator this year he was presented as a dummy with a ventriloquist who took requests from the audience. A few of the other renditions were Mr. Postman, Love and Marriage, Charlie,The Man Who Never Returned, and If My Nose Was Running Money.0 They also had The Oak Ridge Boys who sang Elvirawho doesnt enjoy that song? If listening to all singing doesnt suit you, then you certainly would have enjoyed the dueling banjos. The program ended with special recognition to all who are serving or have served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force. The April Ladies Luncheon was held at Romas. The food was delicious, as usual. Check the Reporter for information on the May luncheon. CORRECTION: The date for the Red Hat trip to the Butterfly Rainforest has been changed to May 9. Contact Carolyn if you plan to take this trip. Carolyn Slocumb



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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Ocala Palms........7 Puzzles................9 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 4 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Classifieds Page 11 12 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B6ZQ LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION 857-0461 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 S o M a n y G i f t s F o r So Many Gifts For M o m I t s A S h a m e Mom, Its A Shame M o t h e r s D a y Mothers Day O n l y C o m e s Only Comes A r o u n d O n c e A Y e a r Around Once A Year. Theres only one Mothers Day. But with all the gifts we have for Mom, finding something shell love is easy. There are spring apparel items, Yankee Candles garden merchandise, Watkins lotions, and lots more. Who knows? You just might get the urge to celebrate Mothers Day twice. Complimentary gift wrap. www.crackerbarrel.com 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership 000B7X6 PHOTOS BY RON RATNERSpecial Olympics Torch RunLaw enforcement personnel took part in a Special Olympics Torch Run last Friday through downtown Ocala. Above, the start at Ocala Police Department. Below, the group of runners before they began. Earth, Arbor days to be observed all day SaturdayHow will you celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day this year? Will you plant a tree? Learn how to protect the environment? Recycle? How about doing all that while enjoying Marion Countys outdoors at a free, all-day celebration? Join UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, the city of Ocala Discovery Center and thousands of your neighbors and friends for the Earthfest and Arbor Day in the Great Outdoors event Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Discovery Center and Tuscawilla Park. Start with breakfast and a bird-watching tour with the Marion County Audubon Society and spend the rest of the day enjoying the outdoors with tree climbing, horseshoes, live music, family games, educational activities and food. Those with a competitive spirit can participate in a cornhole tournament; starting at 4 p.m., 16 teams of two will compete in a single elimination tournament for prizes including complete cornhole game sets. (Cornhole game cost is $20 per team, call 352-671-8400 for details or to register). In the mood for dunking? Try giving Marion County Commission Chair Charlie Stone, Commissioner Stan McClain and city of Ocala Council President Suzy Heinbockel a dunk tank splash from 5:30-7 p.m. Top off the evening with an outdoor movie (Dolphin Tale) at the park. Residents can also recycle old electronics and horseshoes at the event, with proceeds from the horseshoe recycling benefiting the Ocala Farm Ministry. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm and click on the Earthfest and Arbor Day item in the news box. Event will be April 28 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. In a unanimous vote at its Tuesday board meeting last week, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Ocala that will enable the county to save money in meeting nearterm utility capacity demands in the northern portion of the countys service area. The seven-year agreement, set to begin July 1, will provide a mutually beneficial arrangement: the county will ensure ondemand service to new residential developments in northern Marion, and the city will tap into a revenue source through the sale of reclaimed water and wastewater capacity to the county. The agreement also eliminates duplicity of utility infrastructure within the service area. We are committed to economizing Marion County taxpayer dollars wherever we can, and this agreement will help us do just that by saving millions of dollars that would have otherwise been needed to build plant upgrades in the north area, said Commission Chairman Charlie Stone, who spearheaded the countys participation in the cooperative effort. County and city officials began shaping the partnership in January as county officials evaluated a plan to develop sewer service in a north service area that borders city limits. The plan had been prompted by new residential development near the intersection of County 326 and U.S. Highway 441, and original estimates put the price tag for completion at approximately $5.5 million. Under the newly-inked agreement, the county will service the new development and continue working with the city to prevent redundancy in utility infrastructure construction. At the citys discretion, county customers within the new wholesale area will become city utility customers upon agreement expiration. For more information, contact Marion County Utilities at 352-671-8540. Agreement approved for utilities in northern part of county Saturday in the Park A health-oriented event took place Saturday at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex on Southwest 38th Street. At the left, Cindy OConnor, Michael MarksdeMartino and his wife Libby took care of the Ocala Health Center table, while at the right, young Munroe volunteers Avery Askren, 11, and John McDonough, 8, greeted visitors.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Quail Meadow T he New Pretenders were fabulous! Approximately 70 QM residents enjoyed the most entertaining program at the Clubhouse last Monday. The crackers, cheese, and of course the desserts were well-received. Everyone enjoyed having the time to visit with neighbors before the program. If you have never attended a program presented by The New Pretenders, you have missed a treat. This group is from On Top of the World community. They work hard in preparing a new program each year. Mary Ehle is the MC and her husband is the prop man (his shirt identifies him). Their name, The New Pretenders, explains their presentation. In other words, they are pretending. The songs this year were mainly from the 1950s and 60s. They began with I Heard It Through The Grapevine, complete with grape costumes. This was followed with Sugartime, Silver Threads, Gold Needles all with costumes New Pretenders entertain residents of Quail Meadow to match the music. They even had an Elvis impersonator this year he was presented as a dummy with a ventriloquist who took requests from the audience. A few of the other renditions were Mr. Postman, Love and Marriage, Charlie,The Man Who Never Returned, and If My Nose Was Running Money.0 They also had The Oak Ridge Boys who sang Elvirawho doesnt enjoy that song? If listening to all singing doesnt suit you, then you certainly would have enjoyed the dueling banjos. The program ended with special recognition to all who are serving or have served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force. The April Ladies Luncheon was held at Romas. The food was delicious, as usual. Check the Reporter for information on the May luncheon. CORRECTION: The date for the Red Hat trip to the Butterfly Rainforest has been changed to May 9. Contact Carolyn if you plan to take this trip. Carolyn Slocumb

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, April 25, 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 Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA Fairfield Village Community Yard & Bake Sale Saturday, 28th 8am-1p On 60th Ave.FREE COFFEE wtih purchase of a pastry $3 LUNCH Hotdog or Hamburger includes chips and soda Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. April 28th 9-5p Sun. April 29th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Somebody else wants it! Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 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 Waterfront Land AUCTIONS -LAKE ROUSSEAU! 5/3, @ 11am. 10.6 Acre parcel & 4 residential lots on Lake Rousseau in Crystal River. Proceeds benefit FLSheriffs Youth Ranches. Pre-Auction offers accepted. Online/absentee bidding. ww.homestoranches.com. AB 1705 AU 2272. Call Greg Lord of Homes to Ranches Realty at (352)266-6180. Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 Vehicles Wanted WE BUY ANY VEHICLEPerfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. 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Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com $ 9 9 0 0 $ 99 00 4 SOME SPECIAL Any day after 9 am 000AYMF 000B0ON Read the classifieds Fairfield Village C oming up on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Fairfield Village community welcomes everyone in the area to come to the community-wide yard and bake sale. This semi-annual tradition will again offer all kinds of bargains for those who attend. There will be crafts and baked goods for sale in the Clubhouse. Along with the goodies will come a free cup of coffee for those who would like to partake of the fresh brewed beverage. Those who would like a quick and good lunch, there will be grilled hamburgers or hot dogs along with chips and a selection of sodas. All this for the bargain price of just $ 3; so those visiting should really stop by and sit and refresh themselves before continuing on the yard sale trek! If past years are indicators, there should all kinds of wonderful bargains for Come on out to our big sale this Saturday Priscilla Geissal those with the eye for the special piece. We all know that what is one persons yard sale item is another persons treasure, so this five-hour sale could be a fabulous treasure hunt for many. Also on April 28, and at the same time that the sale is going on, our wonderful Curry Andrews will be hitting the 5five-mile walk for what in years past was called the March of Dimes. Now referred to as the March for Babies, all of us are thrilled that Infantile Paralysis or Polio is a thing of the past because of Dr. Jonas Salks vaccine. The site again this year is Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway at 4255 S.E. 58th Ave. Last minute registration will be at 7 a.m. for those not already registered, so the event is still open so anyone who would like to do so may enter. The actual walk/run will begin at 8 a.m. with many supporters there to cheer on those brave enough to participate. Now the donations are diverted to help with needs for newborns at risk whose parents often have no possible way of providing adequate care for their babies without the help of those who volunteer and/or donate time and money. I have no doubt that all of us know someone who has had a serious concern about a newborn. It is very reassuring to know that there are sources available for those concerned parents and family members so that they do have some backup. By the time of this publication, we in Fairfield Village will have already had our Sock Hop. Next week, I will have photos and special information about the occasion that has been anticipated to be lots of fun for our community a lively place filled with lovely people. As I mentioned in an earlier article, our 92 year old neighbor has been doing this for 19 years. He is an inspiration to all of us who stop for a moment to recognize that people like Curry Andrews do more than just help he and they inspire us to do what we can and not dwell on what should be done. If one kind gentleman can raise in excess of $20,000, what could we all do to help if we just took the time and the energy to do it? Come through the gate just off SW 60th Ave on Saturday, April 28 to find great bargains! Visit us at our clubhouse for lovely crafts and delicious baked goods. More photos from Ocala Palms celebration Heidi and Bob WillisCookie and Bob Zeuch Charity picnic to benefit Ocala Honor Flight 2012 at Highland Memorial ParkHighland Memorial Park is hosting a charity picnic to benefit Ocala Honor Flight 2012 on Friday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and support this great local charity! The address for Highland Memorial Park is 1515 N.E. Third Street, Ocala (two blocks behind Cascades Office Complex). Lunch will be served on a donation basis with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the upcoming Honor Flight. Relax in the shade or take your lunch to go... its up to you. This event is a come-and-go as you please, casual type atmosphere. For more information, call Beverly Brown 352-369-1020. The mission of Ocala Honor Flight 2012 is to transport Americas World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial. This will be the final Ocala flight. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor Americas veterans for all their sacrifices (ocalahonorflight.org).

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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced a policy change that will benefit the collections industry. Moving forward, no individual will be able to obtain a mortgage if they have outstanding unpaid collection accounts whether they be from credit cards, medical bills or other debts. If the combined outstanding balance on any of these debts is $1,000 or more, that individual will not be able to qualify for a mortgage. The rule, originally scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2012 has been delayed until July 1, 2012. Estimates are that some 35 percent of potential homebuyers in the many economically challenged areas will be locked out of the housing market. For those individuals who have not kept current on their bills or have had outstanding debt slip into collection, paying that debt is now going to be of paramount importance. For firms that specialize in collections there is a new tool to use in the process of recovery and in the marketing of their services to debt holders. No doubt many individuals will not know of these new rules until they begin the process of applying for a mortgage. It is then when they will be hit with the harsh news that all outstanding debts over $1,000, and any debts less than two years old, must be paid in full before closing. All of a sudden there will be a rush of individuals eager to make good on their debts, no matter how long they have resisted paying to that point. The government has just given the collections industry a huge bargaining chip when they deal with debtors. Firms that are established and experienced will be well positioned to use this new tool to full effect for their clients. During these last several years when so many have lost jobs and fallen behind in payments more and more private businesses have sought out the services of collections firms when they were not able to recover bad debt. Now, with the changes made by the FHA, firms that had lost hope of ever recovering what is owed to them have new hope. With so many having struggled financially over the last five years, there are millions who have outstanding debt. Many of those millions will one day want to be homeowners and now they must address their outstanding debt or forever be locked out of the American dream. This is a powerful incentive for them to pay and an effective argument for any collections agency to make when speaking with the debtor. T he Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were locked in a hopeless standoff. She was effectively arguing her side of the issue and I was, well, lets say I was not agreeing. I will not say who won, just that it wasnt me. She then looked at me, put both hands on her hips and said, Time will tell that Im right. I cannot wait. The problem is, time is never on my side. I simply do not know what it is about time, but it never does me any favors. Always, and I mean always, time proves my wife was right. I hate it. I thought it was supposed to be Father Time we are dealing with. If it is, he certainly does not have the male side of the issue in good grips. Why does time always prove my wife right? Perhaps Mother Nature has so bullied Father Time that he always takes up the side of my wife. The past week I have been thinking about this aspect of life: time. It seems that for the most part, we have put a lot of pressure upon time. For example, my wife keeps reminding me that time heals all wounds. If it was not for time I would have no wounds, I retorted. I got in trouble just this past week because I was running out of time. I had to get across town for an appointment and believe me; time was not on my side. It would have been nice if I could just sit down with Father Time and negotiate a little bit. Would it be that hard for him to press the pause button and suspend time in order for me to catch up? Why is it so important that time keeps marching on? Why cant it, at least on the weekends, just take a slow stroll down memory lane? Often I look at my watch to determine if I have enough time to do a certain project. Time has become an austere taskmaster, refusing to give up one second. Think with me a little bit. Wouldnt it be nice to have every week just one do over moment? How hard would that be? Father Time insists on perfection always. He does not allow for screw-ups, which is rather pressing for me. If I could just have one 15minute period during the week that I could do over, I might be able to catch up a little. He wants me to be on time every time. When it is 2 p.m., it is only 2 p.m. for one second, that is all. I believe there is an error here somewhere. If time is so valuable, why cant I enjoy 2 p.m. for say, 15 minutes? But no, by the time I acknowledge that it is 2 p.m., Father Time is tapping his finger on his watch and saying, Lets keep moving because time waits for no man. At the very center of my life, and everybody elses as well, is the infamous clock representing time. And what a harsh, demanding element this invention has become. Who invented that clock in the first place? Why was it not good enough just to look at the sun and guess what time of day it was? If it was dark, it was time to go to sleep. If the sun was up and it was light outside, it was time to get up. Oh, how I miss those good old days. But no, Father Time tricked somebody into inventing a device that keeps time. Or, so Father Time convinced the unsuspecting inventor. The joke is on us who wear watches. No watch I have ever owned has ever kept time. All it does is show me that time is passing and I am late for an appointment. Where is that inventor that can invent some mechanism or some technology that can actually keep time? I would be the first one to buy such a contraption. Why cant Bill Gates come out of retirement and do something useful for humanity and invent the technology that actually keeps time. I would settle for half-hour increments. I could live with that. For many years now, time has not been on my side and neither has it been involved in the healing of any of my many wounds. Then never, contrary to what my wife says, has time ever told me anything. It just keeps on ticking while giving me a licking. I am older, but certainly, I am not any wiser. And I blame Father Time. He has not given me enough time to learn everything that I need to know. Every day it seems I am always running out of time. And I cannot believe it is my fault. Time marches on and I need to make the best of it as best I can. The apostle Paul understood the urgency of this matter we call time. He writes in his epistle, For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV). The only time we really have is now. I never have a now to do over so I need to make time my friend and not my enemy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. 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However, drivers on Southwest 80th Avenue will have to contend with another traffic light on the high-speed, two-lane road. In conjunction with a new traffic light to be installed shortly, the residents have obtained a Marion County Commission revision of an ordinance that will allow them to cross Southwest 80th Avenue at the Southwest 80th Street intersection. The county ordinance currently restricts the use of golf carts on public streets outside developments. Indigo East is east of 80th Avenue, while the majority of OTOW activities take place west of the avenue. Included in the activities on the west side of the road are the festivals and events that take place at Circle Square Commons and the Cultural Center. The logical crossing point is 80tj Street, but the speed limit on the avenue is 55 mph, and there are curves just to the north and just to the south of that intersection, meaning that crossing without a traffic light would be hazardous. The contingent of Indigo East residents who attended the meeting Tuesday morning at the McPherson Complex broke out in applause when the motion was approved. Officials from OTOW, which is installing the light, said the work on the intersection should begin shortly. Materials have been ordered. The only doubt raised was by Commissioner Carl Zalak, who said he has received similar requests from people in northern communities, including Ocala Palms, and that this decision could open the door to many other exceptions. It was stated that the requests would have to be taken up on an individual basis. One of the differences that was noted is that 80th Avenue bisects the OTOW property, while Ocala Palms is all on the south side of U.S. Highway 27. The discussion was short and, on a motion by Kathy Bryant, the District 2 commissioner, the change was approved. Bryant emphasized to the audience, though, that this was not approval to travel by cart to Lowes, or Publix, or other stores along State Road 200. The ordinance change only applies to that intersection. In addition, there are no sidewalks along 80th Avenue for the golf carts to travel on. It also does not affect the intersection of 80th Avenue and State Road 200, which is controlled by the Florida Department of Transportation. Another traffic light to be installed on 80th Avenue so Indigo East residents can cross on golf carts PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKLooking east on Southwest 80th Street at the corner of 80th Avenue. FHA gives collections firms a new tool to help collecting bad debts Three horses breezed a furlong in :9 4/5 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Hip No. 967, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Broken Vow out of stakes placed Runaway in Love, by Runaway Groom. Hip No. 1171, a dark bay or brown colt by After Market consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, is out of stakes winner Travelator, by A.P Jet. Hip No. 1194, a dark bay or brown filly by Wildcat Heir consigned by Flying Fish, Agent, isout of Unrepentant, by Pleasant Tap, a daughter of stakes placed Roadie. Final results from OBS Under Tack Show

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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 Leyte-Vidal, 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 dont 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 352-629-8530 by April 20. Drug take-back program setThe Southwest District of the Marion County Sheriffs Office will have a take-back program for prescription drugs that local residents may have that are outdated or no longer needed. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, people should bring their unused drugs to the Southwest District Office for disposal. A deputy will be on hand to assist. Live bluegrass music planned Live bluegrass music will be performed by The Broken Home Children from the Swamps of the Withlacoochee at the Razor Repair, across from Lowes on State Road 200. Donation is $3 for the event, Saturday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. The band consists of Machine Gun Joey, age 18; Cheese Andrew age 18; Jammin Jill age 17; and W. Va. Ray, age 84. Ray is the brother of well known picker Don Stover from West Virginia. The groups former venues included Reds, Stumpknockers, The Mason Jar, The Levee and festivals throughout the state. This will be an open air performance, so bring chairs. There will be food available from Talarigos Paradise Grille on site. For additional information, call Danny Maloney at 352854-6009. 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 352-8758043. Car show scheduled On Saturday, April 28, 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. The show was postponed from last week because of the weather. 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. 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 Freyer-Nicholas. 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 352-537-0207 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. Christs 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. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, contact 352-8616182 or www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, May 1 Fair Tax meeting setA Fair Tax discussion will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at the Howard Johnson Inn (3951 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd/U.S. 27, Ocala) at 7 p.m. for a presentation on the Fair Tax. The Fair Tax is a bill in Congress and everyone should learn what this bill can do to boost our economy, create new jobs, and simplify our revenue system. For more information, contact Ron & Elaine Maiellaro at ocalafairtax@cfl.rr.com or 352-671-6724. Saturday, May 5 Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Marion Landing community 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 25, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. 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S AGI TT ARIU S ( Nov 22 to Dec 21) The sage Sagittarian should demand a full explanation of inconsistencies that might be cropping up in what had seemed to be a straightforward deal. C A P RI C OR N ( Dec 22 to Jan 19) A conflict between obligations to family and to the job can create stressful problems. Best advice: Balance your dual priorities so that one doesnt outweigh the other. A Q UARIU S ( Jan 20 to Feb 18) Dont guess, speculate or gossip about that socalled mystery situation at the workplace. Bide your time. An explanation will be forthcoming very soon. P I SC E S ( Feb 19 to March 20) Boredom might be creeping in and causing you to lose interest in a repeat project. Deal with it by flipping over your usual routine and finding a new way to do an old task. B OR N TH I S W EEK: You can warm the coldest heart with your lyrical voice and bright smile. You find yourself at home, wherever you are. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings

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Fresh, ripe Florida tomatoes are versatile enough to use in a creamy bisque, a sizzling stir fry, a crisp seafood salad, and a zesty tortellini toss. To get more easy, breezy tomato recipes, and to sign up for a free newsletter, visit www.floridatomatoes.org. Tomato and Sweet Corn BisqueYield: 4 servings 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 pound fresh Florida corn kernels 1 large garlic clove, minced 4 cups low-sodium broth (vegetable or chicken) Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 medium Florida tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 scallion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish Melt butter in large, heavy pot. Add onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until lightly browned, for about 6 to 7 minutes. Add corn and garlic, and cook while stirring until corn is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add broth and simmer until corn is tender, about 15 minutes. Lightly season with kosher salt and pepper to taste. Using slotted spoon, transfer 1 1/2 cups corn to blender, add sour cream and 1/2 cup cooking liquid and puree until smooth, for about 2 minutes. Return puree to soup. Add tomatoes, scallion and 1 tablespoon cilantro to soup and cook until heated through. Serve hot and garnish with cilantro and chopped tomato, if desired. Tomato and Tortellini TossYield: 4 servings 2 to 3 cups fresh broccoli flowerets 1 9-ounce package (about 2 1/2 to 3 cups) meat or cheese tortellini 1/2 cup pesto, homemade or store-bought 2 large Florida tomatoes, cored, quartered, and cut into large bite-size chunks Freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese for garnish In small saucepan, steam broccoli for about 5 to 6 minutes, until just tendercrisp. Drain and transfer to serving bowl. Bring medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add tortellini and cook until done according to package instructions. Drain and toss with broccoli and pesto until thoroughly coated. Add tomatoes and toss briefly. Pepper dish and garnish with feta cheese. Serve at once. Sun and Sea Chef Salad Yield: 4 servings (about 1 1/3 cups of dressing) 2 large fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes (about 1 pound) 2 medium oranges, peeled 1/3 cup prepared vinaigrette dressing 4 cups packed mixed salad greens or lettuce leaves 12 ounces cooked peeled and deveined shrimp (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 green pepper, thinly sliced 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup) Core and cut each tomato into 12 wedges. Cut each orange crosswise into 6 slices; cut slices into halves. In blender or food processor, place 8 tomato wedges and 4 end orange slices. Whirl until smooth, about 1 minute. Add vinaigrette; blend until smooth. Place 1 cup of greens on each of 4 chilled salad plates. Top each with equal amounts of tomato wedges, orange slice halves, shrimp, green pepper and goat cheese. Drizzle each salad with some dressing; serve with remaining dressing. With fresh tomato recipes Tomato Tips Coring: Use a sharp paring knife to make several angled cuts through the stem and under the core. Seeding: Lay the tomato on its side and halve with a sharp serrated knife. Squeeze each half firmly enough to push out the seeds. Discard seeds. Peeling: To eliminate the skin in cooked dishes, gently lower 2 or 3 tomatoes at a time into enough boiling water to cover. Boil for 15 to 30 seconds, lift into a colan der with a slotted spoon. Rinse briefly under cold running water. Peel off and discard skins. Gingered Steak and Fresh Tomato Stir-FryYield: 4 servings 1 pound fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound flank steak 1 1/2 cups broccoli flowerets 1 1/2 cups quartered fresh mushrooms 1 cup green onions (scallions) cut into 1-inch pieces 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup oyster sauce 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh gingerroot or 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons cornstarch 4 ounces snow peas, trimmed Cut tomatoes crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices; cut slices into quarters; set aside. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add steak; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Turn; cook until browned and medium-rare, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil. To skillet add broccoli, mushrooms, green onions and garlic; cook covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk together oyster sauce, 1/4 cup water, ginger and cornstarch. Add to vegetables in skillet; cook and stir until sauce thickens. Stir in snow peas; cover and remove from heat. Meanwhile, thinly slice steak across grain; cut slices into quarters. To skillet, add steak with any drippings and reserved tomatoes; cook stirring constantly, just until heated through. Serve over steamed rice or fried noodles, if desired. Saturday, May 5 Rotary holds rib saleRotary Club of Ocala Southwest is selling delectable racks of barbecued baby back ribs on Saturday May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased from Rotarians as well as Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, M&S Bank, TD Bank, Law Office of W.E. Bishop and Coldwell Bank/Ellison Realty. Please pick up your order by 12:30 because the price of any remaining racks goes up to $20 at that time. UCC Annual Yard Sale Clothing, jewelry, tools, linens, home decor, antiques, books, games, puzzles, crafts, and much more at the First Congregational United Church of Christ annual yard sale, Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7171 SW State Road 200 (in the Enrichment Center). For more information, call 352-237-3035. Saturday, May 5 Two-day violet show and plant saleA show and plant sale open to the public by the African Violet Club of Ocala will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. There will be lots of unusual varieties of African violets on display and for sale from miniatures to trailers to plants measuring over a foot in diameter. Most of these plants are hybrids not available for sale locally: Pinks, whites and lavenders to darker violets and reds plus the rarer greens, solid blossoms, spotted, or "fantasy" blossoms, striped blossoms. There will be blossoms as small as a quarter-inch wide to ones over two inches wide. There are quilted leaves, variegated leaves, ruffled leaves a feast for the eyes! Other gesneriad varieties (the African violets cousins) will also be displayed and available for sale. Fresh-cut leaves for propagation will also be for sale. And, dont miss the "How To" educational section focusing on repotting and grooming your violets, spotting problems, propagating leaves. Who are we? The African Violet Club of Ocala is an enthusiastic, non-profit group of people living in the greater Ocala area. We meet monthly beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month (with the exception of the third Saturday in November and no official meeting in December) at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 9048 S.W. Highway 200. For further information: Carolee Carter (H) 352-2373308 or (C) 352-342-0363. Main library plans book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book dale at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Tenderly-treated hardcover books will be on sale for 50 cents, and thousands of paperbacks for 25 cents. Come and support your library by buying books in order that the Friends can continue to sponsor popular library programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to find out more about the Friends and join us.Sholom Park YogaFree classes on the first Saturday of the month, May November 9 a.m. Come early to prepare! The park is on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 miles north of State Road 200. Join us in the Peace Park to commune with nature.Sunday, May 6 Ocala Youth Symphony concertThe Ocala Youth Symphony will present its spring concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). The orchestra is made up of some 60 talented young musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. They will perform selections ranging from the classics to contemporary something for everyone's musical taste, A freewill offering will be received. Concert scheduled On Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a program titled I Have Had Singing at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the program will include such favorites as Deep River, Cantique de Jean Racine, Evry Time I Feel the Spirit, and The Last Words of David. Past conductors Grat Rosazza and Wayne Earnest and the Howard Middle School Chorus will also participate. 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 352-537-0207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org.Saturday, May 12 High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfast The Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 20 West Port student concert at UCCDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music. Sunday, June 3 Vendors sought for Blueberry FestivalCraft vendors are being sought for the first Blueberry Festival in Ocala to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. The event will be Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ocala. Vendor fee is $20 inside space, $15/outside. The deadline for applications is April 16. There will be prizes, a baking contest, fresh blueberries, 50/50 raffle, and food. Please call 352-291-1962 for applications and/or more information. Ongoing Hospice seeks singers Hospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for more details.Hospice volunteers needed Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Donation of transport van sought Sheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. Contact Paula Bennighof, 352-291-1962pbennighof@gmail.com or Sheltering Hands Rescue at 352-817-0663 or sheltering hands@embarqmail.com. Guide Dog Foundation Needs VolunteersThe Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-6874335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, April 25, 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 Hospital: Consider patience and patients At the meetings, red means stop I f you've ever watched the television show "Law and Order," you've seen scenes from the Appellate Court and the state Supreme Court where both sides make their oral arguments. They stand in front of a podium which has three small lights, green, yellow and red, well in sight of the speaker. When he starts, the green light is on. When time is almost up, the yellow light comes on, and when time is up, the red light glows, and the lawyer immediately says thank you and sits down. Unfortunately, such discipline doesn't seem to apply to County Commission meetings. The county now has these little lights on the podium where members of the audience speak to the group. Those who took the trouble to get on the agenda ahead of time get five minutes. The others who wish to speak unannounced at the meeting get two minutes each. At last Tuesday's County Commission meeting, two speakers who did not get on the agenda stood up to speak, both about the taxing situation with Munroe Regional Medical Center. The first man spoke for 9 minutes and 8 seconds, and the second for 6 minutes and 30 seconds. One man got up after that and thanked the commissioners for not shutting off the speakers at the red light. We disagree. While people should have their say, they should have enough discipline to follow the rules. The commissioners should also have the fortitude to follow their rules and force spectators to abide by them. What's going to happen at the May 1 meeting if several people get up to speak and each one talks for six or nine minutes. The meeting could take forever, and now a precedent has been set. The commissioners won't be able to do anything about it, since they didn't enforce the rules this time around. Both speakers about the hospital made very good points, items that the commission should follow up on. And the commissioners should be praised for the fact that, unlike the School Board, they let the public speaker portion of the meeting be televised, even if the TV channel can't get the schedule straight (the digital schedule on Cox said it was a School Board meeting on TV that night). So a lot of things were done right. But let's streamline the process by following the rules, or let's change the rules so everyone knows where they stand. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Exceptional CongressmenBY JIM FLYNN Most Congress people arrive in Washington with ordinary backgrounds and an agenda of noble intentions to do good for constituents and the nation. It doesnt take long however for Congress people to become exceptional. To some extent its not their fault. It may be an effect of ingesting Washington air and water. On a Saturday some years ago we delivered our daughter to Washington for her congressional internship and were told the telephone and television service could not be activated until Monday. A kindly person at the apartment complex suggested we call the utilities and tell them in a friendly way that our daughter could not be at her apartment on weekdays, because she would be working at the offices of Congressman Dogoody (a pseudonym). With instant courtesy the utilities performed the installation on Sunday. Doing good in Congress can be financially rewarding. Nearly half of the sitting members are millionaires, an unlikely result considering their modest $174,000 annual salaries for their full-time jobs. In all fairness, some members are millionaires because of inheritances, marriages, or successful careers in the real world. Interestingly, over the past five years, while most Americans were watching their net worth decline, the exceptional members of Congress experienced a continuing rise in their net wealth very substantial increases for some. Notwithstanding occasional examples of ethics violations, most Congress people stay within their written code of conduct. The 15 page, short form Standards of Official Conduct of the House of Representatives can be carried in a brief case for quick reference if needed. Among other things the ethics standards cover gifts, events, travel, and conflicts of interest. They also say no one is placed at risk by seeking confidential Ethics Committee advice when in doubt a sort of a dig-safe warning to consider before digging an ethical hole. The Ethics Manual also says members should never use information received confidentially in performance of governmental duties as a means of making private profits. Why then was it necessary for CBSs 60 Minutes to uncover stock trading based on insider information which had been going on for years in the offices of Congress? Minority leader Nancy Pelosis office called the 60 Minutes expose a smear, and Speaker John Boehners office called it idiotic. How could Congressional leaders not have known about insider dealing when bills to stop trading on Congressional knowledge (Stock Act) had been introduced in three successive sessions 2006, 2007, and 2009 all of which died in committee. After two more years of foot dragging by both parties, 93 members of Congress signed on as cosponsors of what is now known as the STOCK ACT which President Obama signed into law on April 4, 2012. Little wonder Congress has a ten percent approval rating. Some members of Congress should be term limited at the polls come November, and regularly thereafter. Too long in public service is dangerous to their ethical health. 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. 000B86E MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! Three nutritious, chefprepared meals a day A full calendar of activities, events, and volunteer opportunities Complimentary shuttle service Exclusive travel program Weekly housekeeping and linen service Fitness room or exercise equipment Billiards lounge and game room Pets warmly welcomed TV and media room with Nintendo Wii Private dining room for special occasions Call and arrange for a FREE Lunch & Tour today. Space is limited. ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! 000AW23 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 35 00 Before 11:00 $ 30 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 5/31/12 Expries 5/31/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000B2QE Friends BOOK SALE Fri., April 27 & Sat., April 28 10am to 4pm (both days) Library Meeting Room (352) 438-2520 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, Fl 34431 Inside Dunnellon Library ~ Behind Sweet Bay EVERY BOOK 50 All Categories, All Sizes, All Types 1000s of Hardcover & Paperbacks Bag of Books $2 (our bag) Jim Clark Editor T rying to follow this controversy concerning Munroe Regional Medical Center is really challenging for those of us who are just simple folk. All these tales of leases and taxes and rankings, etc., can make us dizzy. I do know one thing. If the Munroe powers-that-be succeed in getting a new tax on the ballot in November, it hasnt got a snowballs chance in you-know-where of succeeding, especially in this economy, even if there are some who are willing to pay a little more for the success of the hospital. All of this talk to get me thinking occurred at the County Commission last week, when a couple of speakers spoke about a recent meeting they had attended concerning the hospital. One said the vote to consider the tax was taken twice and that the reconsideration and the push for the tax may have been illegal. He spoke at length about how he considered the meeting was improperly conducted, not following Roberts Rules of Order. This got me thinking back to four years ago. I had been having some breathing problems for a few days, and this particular morning woke up really struggling. Every time I exhaled, I gurgled (didnt mean to gross you out). I asked my wife to take me to get looked at, and she knew something was wrong because I let her drive. When it comes to being in the car, Im a control freak. We went to one of the neighborhood walk-in clinics near my home, where they took one look at me and called an ambulance. I was transported to Munroe (no lights or sirens, thank goodness) where I was examined and admitted. This is not to say the other hospital isnt a good one. My father was a pharmacist who worked at both hospitals, but he retired from Munroe and my mom was a longtime volunteer there, so we have just naturally been Munroe oriented. A week after I was wheeled into Munroes Emergency Department, I was walking back into my home, feeling like a new man, and within a couple of days I was back at work (at the time it was in Williston). To this day, I feel that Munroe, and the cardiologist, Dr. Ali Nasser, who was assigned to me, saved my life. I still go to that cardiologist today. My heart was at about 5 to 10 percent functioning capacity when I went in; today its normal for someone my age. All of this leads me to my reasoning in the hospital dispute. I dont care who leases it, or who owns it, I just want to make sure its there if I should need it again, or if any of my family or friends needs it. I like to think that there are a lot of people who feel that way. When theyre speeding down the road in a rescue vehicle, theyre not stopping to ask if the hospital is being supported by a tax, if its privately leased, or if putting the tax on the ballot was legal. They just want to make sure there will be doctors and nurses waiting for them when they pull in. In all this discussion, Im hearing very little discussion about patients. It all seems to be about legalities and money. In fact, both sides need to have a little more patience, and think about the patients. This thing should be resolved without accusations and finger pointing. Just make sure that the one pointing is a nurse, saying, Take him into Room 2. Getting treatment should be the most important thing for all to consider.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Ocala Palms couples play golf, celebrate birthdays On March 25, 10 couples from Ocala Palms played golf and ended the day with a big celebration of several March birthdays. Everyone agrees the day couldn't have been better...blue skies, golfing with friends, delicious dinner and birthday cake! PHOTOS AND ARTICLE BY BARBARA DEDICS Mary and Ron Corey Barbara and Joe Dedics John and Pat DeJesus Linda and Ron Holm Rene and Tom Hopkins Bill and Linny HudigRuth and Mike Tedesco Martha and Mike Maggiorie and Bette DeGeorge More photos on Page 11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, April 25, 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 Hospital: Consider patience and patients At the meetings, red means stop I f you've ever watched the television show "Law and Order," you've seen scenes from the Appellate Court and the state Supreme Court where both sides make their oral arguments. They stand in front of a podium which has three small lights, green, yellow and red, well in sight of the speaker. When he starts, the green light is on. When time is almost up, the yellow light comes on, and when time is up, the red light glows, and the lawyer immediately says thank you and sits down. Unfortunately, such discipline doesn't seem to apply to County Commission meetings. The county now has these little lights on the podium where members of the audience speak to the group. Those who took the trouble to get on the agenda ahead of time get five minutes. The others who wish to speak unannounced at the meeting get two minutes each. At last Tuesday's County Commission meeting, two speakers who did not get on the agenda stood up to speak, both about the taxing situation with Munroe Regional Medical Center. The first man spoke for 9 minutes and 8 seconds, and the second for 6 minutes and 30 seconds. One man got up after that and thanked the commissioners for not shutting off the speakers at the red light. We disagree. While people should have their say, they should have enough discipline to follow the rules. The commissioners should also have the fortitude to follow their rules and force spectators to abide by them. What's going to happen at the May 1 meeting if several people get up to speak and each one talks for six or nine minutes. The meeting could take forever, and now a precedent has been set. The commissioners won't be able to do anything about it, since they didn't enforce the rules this time around. Both speakers about the hospital made very good points, items that the commission should follow up on. And the commissioners should be praised for the fact that, unlike the School Board, they let the public speaker portion of the meeting be televised, even if the TV channel can't get the schedule straight (the digital schedule on Cox said it was a School Board meeting on TV that night). So a lot of things were done right. But let's streamline the process by following the rules, or let's change the rules so everyone knows where they stand. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column Exceptional CongressmenBY JIM FLYNN Most Congress people arrive in Washington with ordinary backgrounds and an agenda of noble intentions to do good for constituents and the nation. It doesnt take long however for Congress people to become exceptional. To some extent its not their fault. It may be an effect of ingesting Washington air and water. On a Saturday some years ago we delivered our daughter to Washington for her congressional internship and were told the telephone and television service could not be activated until Monday. A kindly person at the apartment complex suggested we call the utilities and tell them in a friendly way that our daughter could not be at her apartment on weekdays, because she would be working at the offices of Congressman Dogoody (a pseudonym). With instant courtesy the utilities performed the installation on Sunday. Doing good in Congress can be financially rewarding. Nearly half of the sitting members are millionaires, an unlikely result considering their modest $174,000 annual salaries for their full-time jobs. In all fairness, some members are millionaires because of inheritances, marriages, or successful careers in the real world. Interestingly, over the past five years, while most Americans were watching their net worth decline, the exceptional members of Congress experienced a continuing rise in their net wealth very substantial increases for some. Notwithstanding occasional examples of ethics violations, most Congress people stay within their written code of conduct. The 15 page, short form Standards of Official Conduct of the House of Representatives can be carried in a brief case for quick reference if needed. Among other things the ethics standards cover gifts, events, travel, and conflicts of interest. They also say no one is placed at risk by seeking confidential Ethics Committee advice when in doubt a sort of a dig-safe warning to consider before digging an ethical hole. The Ethics Manual also says members should never use information received confidentially in performance of governmental duties as a means of making private profits. Why then was it necessary for CBSs 60 Minutes to uncover stock trading based on insider information which had been going on for years in the offices of Congress? Minority leader Nancy Pelosis office called the 60 Minutes expose a smear, and Speaker John Boehners office called it idiotic. How could Congressional leaders not have known about insider dealing when bills to stop trading on Congressional knowledge (Stock Act) had been introduced in three successive sessions 2006, 2007, and 2009 all of which died in committee. After two more years of foot dragging by both parties, 93 members of Congress signed on as cosponsors of what is now known as the STOCK ACT which President Obama signed into law on April 4, 2012. Little wonder Congress has a ten percent approval rating. Some members of Congress should be term limited at the polls come November, and regularly thereafter. Too long in public service is dangerous to their ethical health. 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. 000B86E MARION WOODS Independent Retirement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! 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ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE! 000AW23 732-GOLF (4653) Open to the Public $ 5 00 OFF Current Rate with coupon and Tee Time Reservation Our Low Current 18 Hole Rates $ 35 00 Before 11:00 $ 30 00 After 11:00 $ 20 00 After 3:00 Just 1 mile west of I-75 on US 27 (Exit 354) Expires 5/31/12 Expries 5/31/12 Rates subject to change. 18 Hole Championship Course Dress Code: Collared Shirt Required NO Jeans GOLF OUTINGS WELCOME! 000B2QE Friends BOOK SALE Fri., April 27 & Sat., April 28 10am to 4pm (both days) Library Meeting Room (352) 438-2520 20351 Robinson Rd., Dunnellon, Fl 34431 Inside Dunnellon Library ~ Behind Sweet Bay EVERY BOOK 50 All Categories, All Sizes, All Types 1000s of Hardcover & Paperbacks Bag of Books $2 (our bag) Jim Clark Editor T rying to follow this controversy concerning Munroe Regional Medical Center is really challenging for those of us who are just simple folk. All these tales of leases and taxes and rankings, etc., can make us dizzy. I do know one thing. If the Munroe powers-that-be succeed in getting a new tax on the ballot in November, it hasnt got a snowballs chance in you-know-where of succeeding, especially in this economy, even if there are some who are willing to pay a little more for the success of the hospital. All of this talk to get me thinking occurred at the County Commission last week, when a couple of speakers spoke about a recent meeting they had attended concerning the hospital. One said the vote to consider the tax was taken twice and that the reconsideration and the push for the tax may have been illegal. He spoke at length about how he considered the meeting was improperly conducted, not following Roberts Rules of Order. This got me thinking back to four years ago. I had been having some breathing problems for a few days, and this particular morning woke up really struggling. Every time I exhaled, I gurgled (didnt mean to gross you out). I asked my wife to take me to get looked at, and she knew something was wrong because I let her drive. When it comes to being in the car, Im a control freak. We went to one of the neighborhood walk-in clinics near my home, where they took one look at me and called an ambulance. I was transported to Munroe (no lights or sirens, thank goodness) where I was examined and admitted. This is not to say the other hospital isnt a good one. My father was a pharmacist who worked at both hospitals, but he retired from Munroe and my mom was a longtime volunteer there, so we have just naturally been Munroe oriented. A week after I was wheeled into Munroes Emergency Department, I was walking back into my home, feeling like a new man, and within a couple of days I was back at work (at the time it was in Williston). To this day, I feel that Munroe, and the cardiologist, Dr. Ali Nasser, who was assigned to me, saved my life. I still go to that cardiologist today. My heart was at about 5 to 10 percent functioning capacity when I went in; today its normal for someone my age. All of this leads me to my reasoning in the hospital dispute. I dont care who leases it, or who owns it, I just want to make sure its there if I should need it again, or if any of my family or friends needs it. I like to think that there are a lot of people who feel that way. When theyre speeding down the road in a rescue vehicle, theyre not stopping to ask if the hospital is being supported by a tax, if its privately leased, or if putting the tax on the ballot was legal. They just want to make sure there will be doctors and nurses waiting for them when they pull in. In all this discussion, Im hearing very little discussion about patients. It all seems to be about legalities and money. In fact, both sides need to have a little more patience, and think about the patients. This thing should be resolved without accusations and finger pointing. Just make sure that the one pointing is a nurse, saying, Take him into Room 2. Getting treatment should be the most important thing for all to consider.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Ocala Palms couples play golf, celebrate birthdays On March 25, 10 couples from Ocala Palms played golf and ended the day with a big celebration of several March birthdays. Everyone agrees the day couldn't have been better...blue skies, golfing with friends, delicious dinner and birthday cake! PHOTOS AND ARTICLE BY BARBARA DEDICS Mary and Ron Corey Barbara and Joe Dedics John and Pat DeJesus Linda and Ron Holm Rene and Tom Hopkins Bill and Linny HudigRuth and Mike Tedesco Martha and Mike Maggiorie and Bette DeGeorge More photos on Page 11

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Fresh, ripe Florida tomatoes are versatile enough to use in a creamy bisque, a sizzling stir fry, a crisp seafood salad, and a zesty tortellini toss. To get more easy, breezy tomato recipes, and to sign up for a free newsletter, visit www.floridatomatoes.org. Tomato and Sweet Corn BisqueYield: 4 servings 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 pound fresh Florida corn kernels 1 large garlic clove, minced 4 cups low-sodium broth (vegetable or chicken) Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons sour cream 2 medium Florida tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 scallion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish Melt butter in large, heavy pot. Add onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until lightly browned, for about 6 to 7 minutes. Add corn and garlic, and cook while stirring until corn is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add broth and simmer until corn is tender, about 15 minutes. Lightly season with kosher salt and pepper to taste. Using slotted spoon, transfer 1 1/2 cups corn to blender, add sour cream and 1/2 cup cooking liquid and puree until smooth, for about 2 minutes. Return puree to soup. Add tomatoes, scallion and 1 tablespoon cilantro to soup and cook until heated through. Serve hot and garnish with cilantro and chopped tomato, if desired. Tomato and Tortellini TossYield: 4 servings 2 to 3 cups fresh broccoli flowerets 1 9-ounce package (about 2 1/2 to 3 cups) meat or cheese tortellini 1/2 cup pesto, homemade or store-bought 2 large Florida tomatoes, cored, quartered, and cut into large bite-size chunks Freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese for garnish In small saucepan, steam broccoli for about 5 to 6 minutes, until just tendercrisp. Drain and transfer to serving bowl. Bring medium saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add tortellini and cook until done according to package instructions. Drain and toss with broccoli and pesto until thoroughly coated. Add tomatoes and toss briefly. Pepper dish and garnish with feta cheese. Serve at once. Sun and Sea Chef Salad Yield: 4 servings (about 1 1/3 cups of dressing) 2 large fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes (about 1 pound) 2 medium oranges, peeled 1/3 cup prepared vinaigrette dressing 4 cups packed mixed salad greens or lettuce leaves 12 ounces cooked peeled and deveined shrimp (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 green pepper, thinly sliced 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup) Core and cut each tomato into 12 wedges. Cut each orange crosswise into 6 slices; cut slices into halves. In blender or food processor, place 8 tomato wedges and 4 end orange slices. Whirl until smooth, about 1 minute. Add vinaigrette; blend until smooth. Place 1 cup of greens on each of 4 chilled salad plates. Top each with equal amounts of tomato wedges, orange slice halves, shrimp, green pepper and goat cheese. Drizzle each salad with some dressing; serve with remaining dressing. With fresh tomato recipes Tomato Tips Coring: Use a sharp paring knife to make several angled cuts through the stem and under the core. Seeding: Lay the tomato on its side and halve with a sharp serrated knife. Squeeze each half firmly enough to push out the seeds. Discard seeds. Peeling: To eliminate the skin in cooked dishes, gently lower 2 or 3 tomatoes at a time into enough boiling water to cover. Boil for 15 to 30 seconds, lift into a colan der with a slotted spoon. Rinse briefly under cold running water. Peel off and discard skins. Gingered Steak and Fresh Tomato Stir-FryYield: 4 servings 1 pound fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pound flank steak 1 1/2 cups broccoli flowerets 1 1/2 cups quartered fresh mushrooms 1 cup green onions (scallions) cut into 1-inch pieces 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 cup oyster sauce 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh gingerroot or 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons cornstarch 4 ounces snow peas, trimmed Cut tomatoes crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices; cut slices into quarters; set aside. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add steak; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Turn; cook until browned and medium-rare, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove to platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil. To skillet add broccoli, mushrooms, green onions and garlic; cook covered, over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk together oyster sauce, 1/4 cup water, ginger and cornstarch. Add to vegetables in skillet; cook and stir until sauce thickens. Stir in snow peas; cover and remove from heat. Meanwhile, thinly slice steak across grain; cut slices into quarters. To skillet, add steak with any drippings and reserved tomatoes; cook stirring constantly, just until heated through. Serve over steamed rice or fried noodles, if desired. Saturday, May 5 Rotary holds rib saleRotary Club of Ocala Southwest is selling delectable racks of barbecued baby back ribs on Saturday May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased from Rotarians as well as Bank of the Ozarks, Alarion Bank, M&S Bank, TD Bank, Law Office of W.E. Bishop and Coldwell Bank/Ellison Realty. Please pick up your order by 12:30 because the price of any remaining racks goes up to $20 at that time. UCC Annual Yard Sale Clothing, jewelry, tools, linens, home decor, antiques, books, games, puzzles, crafts, and much more at the First Congregational United Church of Christ annual yard sale, Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7171 SW State Road 200 (in the Enrichment Center). For more information, call 352-237-3035. Saturday, May 5 Two-day violet show and plant saleA show and plant sale open to the public by the African Violet Club of Ocala will take place on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. There will be lots of unusual varieties of African violets on display and for sale from miniatures to trailers to plants measuring over a foot in diameter. Most of these plants are hybrids not available for sale locally: Pinks, whites and lavenders to darker violets and reds plus the rarer greens, solid blossoms, spotted, or "fantasy" blossoms, striped blossoms. There will be blossoms as small as a quarter-inch wide to ones over two inches wide. There are quilted leaves, variegated leaves, ruffled leaves a feast for the eyes! Other gesneriad varieties (the African violets cousins) will also be displayed and available for sale. Fresh-cut leaves for propagation will also be for sale. And, dont miss the "How To" educational section focusing on repotting and grooming your violets, spotting problems, propagating leaves. Who are we? The African Violet Club of Ocala is an enthusiastic, non-profit group of people living in the greater Ocala area. We meet monthly beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month (with the exception of the third Saturday in November and no official meeting in December) at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 9048 S.W. Highway 200. For further information: Carolee Carter (H) 352-2373308 or (C) 352-342-0363. Main library plans book saleThe Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book dale at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Tenderly-treated hardcover books will be on sale for 50 cents, and thousands of paperbacks for 25 cents. Come and support your library by buying books in order that the Friends can continue to sponsor popular library programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to find out more about the Friends and join us.Sholom Park YogaFree classes on the first Saturday of the month, May November 9 a.m. Come early to prepare! The park is on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 miles north of State Road 200. Join us in the Peace Park to commune with nature.Sunday, May 6 Ocala Youth Symphony concertThe Ocala Youth Symphony will present its spring concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). The orchestra is made up of some 60 talented young musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. They will perform selections ranging from the classics to contemporary something for everyone's musical taste, A freewill offering will be received. Concert scheduled On Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a program titled I Have Had Singing at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the program will include such favorites as Deep River, Cantique de Jean Racine, Evry Time I Feel the Spirit, and The Last Words of David. Past conductors Grat Rosazza and Wayne Earnest and the Howard Middle School Chorus will also participate. 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 352-537-0207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org.Saturday, May 12 High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfast The Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 20 West Port student concert at UCCDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music. Sunday, June 3 Vendors sought for Blueberry FestivalCraft vendors are being sought for the first Blueberry Festival in Ocala to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. The event will be Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ocala. Vendor fee is $20 inside space, $15/outside. The deadline for applications is April 16. There will be prizes, a baking contest, fresh blueberries, 50/50 raffle, and food. Please call 352-291-1962 for applications and/or more information. Ongoing Hospice seeks singers Hospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We have a special choral group known as the Journey Singers that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County Hospice Houses, private homes, and other selective venues. We offer a wide choice of music, including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. If you can read music and sing a cappella (that is, without instrumental accompaniment), and have a compassionate heart, join us in this rewarding journey. Call Kathy Berning at 352-873-7441 for more details.Hospice volunteers needed Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming an Odyssey Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352-622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Donation of transport van sought Sheltering Hands Animal Rescue is seeking a donation of a cargo van to transport cats in their Community Cats Program to spay and neuter. Vehicle must be in working condition. The donation is tax-deductible based on book value. Contact Paula Bennighof, 352-291-1962pbennighof@gmail.com or Sheltering Hands Rescue at 352-817-0663 or sheltering hands@embarqmail.com. Guide Dog Foundation Needs VolunteersThe Guide Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-6874335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337.

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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 Leyte-Vidal, 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 dont 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 352-629-8530 by April 20. Drug take-back program setThe Southwest District of the Marion County Sheriffs Office will have a take-back program for prescription drugs that local residents may have that are outdated or no longer needed. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, people should bring their unused drugs to the Southwest District Office for disposal. A deputy will be on hand to assist. Live bluegrass music planned Live bluegrass music will be performed by The Broken Home Children from the Swamps of the Withlacoochee at the Razor Repair, across from Lowes on State Road 200. Donation is $3 for the event, Saturday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. The band consists of Machine Gun Joey, age 18; Cheese Andrew age 18; Jammin Jill age 17; and W. Va. Ray, age 84. Ray is the brother of well known picker Don Stover from West Virginia. The groups former venues included Reds, Stumpknockers, The Mason Jar, The Levee and festivals throughout the state. This will be an open air performance, so bring chairs. There will be food available from Talarigos Paradise Grille on site. For additional information, call Danny Maloney at 352854-6009. 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 352-8758043. Car show scheduled On Saturday, April 28, 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. The show was postponed from last week because of the weather. 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. 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 Freyer-Nicholas. 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 352-537-0207 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. Christs 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. Christs Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, contact 352-8616182 or www.ccomc.org.Tuesday, May 1 Fair Tax meeting setA Fair Tax discussion will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at the Howard Johnson Inn (3951 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd/U.S. 27, Ocala) at 7 p.m. for a presentation on the Fair Tax. The Fair Tax is a bill in Congress and everyone should learn what this bill can do to boost our economy, create new jobs, and simplify our revenue system. For more information, contact Ron & Elaine Maiellaro at ocalafairtax@cfl.rr.com or 352-671-6724. Saturday, May 5 Chess Club to meet The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352873-2276. Marion Landing community 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 25, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. 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The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently announced a policy change that will benefit the collections industry. Moving forward, no individual will be able to obtain a mortgage if they have outstanding unpaid collection accounts whether they be from credit cards, medical bills or other debts. If the combined outstanding balance on any of these debts is $1,000 or more, that individual will not be able to qualify for a mortgage. The rule, originally scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2012 has been delayed until July 1, 2012. Estimates are that some 35 percent of potential homebuyers in the many economically challenged areas will be locked out of the housing market. For those individuals who have not kept current on their bills or have had outstanding debt slip into collection, paying that debt is now going to be of paramount importance. For firms that specialize in collections there is a new tool to use in the process of recovery and in the marketing of their services to debt holders. No doubt many individuals will not know of these new rules until they begin the process of applying for a mortgage. It is then when they will be hit with the harsh news that all outstanding debts over $1,000, and any debts less than two years old, must be paid in full before closing. All of a sudden there will be a rush of individuals eager to make good on their debts, no matter how long they have resisted paying to that point. The government has just given the collections industry a huge bargaining chip when they deal with debtors. Firms that are established and experienced will be well positioned to use this new tool to full effect for their clients. During these last several years when so many have lost jobs and fallen behind in payments more and more private businesses have sought out the services of collections firms when they were not able to recover bad debt. Now, with the changes made by the FHA, firms that had lost hope of ever recovering what is owed to them have new hope. With so many having struggled financially over the last five years, there are millions who have outstanding debt. Many of those millions will one day want to be homeowners and now they must address their outstanding debt or forever be locked out of the American dream. This is a powerful incentive for them to pay and an effective argument for any collections agency to make when speaking with the debtor. T he Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I were locked in a hopeless standoff. She was effectively arguing her side of the issue and I was, well, lets say I was not agreeing. I will not say who won, just that it wasnt me. She then looked at me, put both hands on her hips and said, Time will tell that Im right. I cannot wait. The problem is, time is never on my side. I simply do not know what it is about time, but it never does me any favors. Always, and I mean always, time proves my wife was right. I hate it. I thought it was supposed to be Father Time we are dealing with. If it is, he certainly does not have the male side of the issue in good grips. Why does time always prove my wife right? Perhaps Mother Nature has so bullied Father Time that he always takes up the side of my wife. The past week I have been thinking about this aspect of life: time. It seems that for the most part, we have put a lot of pressure upon time. For example, my wife keeps reminding me that time heals all wounds. If it was not for time I would have no wounds, I retorted. I got in trouble just this past week because I was running out of time. I had to get across town for an appointment and believe me; time was not on my side. It would have been nice if I could just sit down with Father Time and negotiate a little bit. Would it be that hard for him to press the pause button and suspend time in order for me to catch up? Why is it so important that time keeps marching on? Why cant it, at least on the weekends, just take a slow stroll down memory lane? Often I look at my watch to determine if I have enough time to do a certain project. Time has become an austere taskmaster, refusing to give up one second. Think with me a little bit. Wouldnt it be nice to have every week just one do over moment? How hard would that be? Father Time insists on perfection always. He does not allow for screw-ups, which is rather pressing for me. If I could just have one 15minute period during the week that I could do over, I might be able to catch up a little. He wants me to be on time every time. When it is 2 p.m., it is only 2 p.m. for one second, that is all. I believe there is an error here somewhere. If time is so valuable, why cant I enjoy 2 p.m. for say, 15 minutes? But no, by the time I acknowledge that it is 2 p.m., Father Time is tapping his finger on his watch and saying, Lets keep moving because time waits for no man. At the very center of my life, and everybody elses as well, is the infamous clock representing time. And what a harsh, demanding element this invention has become. Who invented that clock in the first place? Why was it not good enough just to look at the sun and guess what time of day it was? If it was dark, it was time to go to sleep. If the sun was up and it was light outside, it was time to get up. Oh, how I miss those good old days. But no, Father Time tricked somebody into inventing a device that keeps time. Or, so Father Time convinced the unsuspecting inventor. The joke is on us who wear watches. No watch I have ever owned has ever kept time. All it does is show me that time is passing and I am late for an appointment. Where is that inventor that can invent some mechanism or some technology that can actually keep time? I would be the first one to buy such a contraption. Why cant Bill Gates come out of retirement and do something useful for humanity and invent the technology that actually keeps time. I would settle for half-hour increments. I could live with that. For many years now, time has not been on my side and neither has it been involved in the healing of any of my many wounds. Then never, contrary to what my wife says, has time ever told me anything. It just keeps on ticking while giving me a licking. I am older, but certainly, I am not any wiser. And I blame Father Time. He has not given me enough time to learn everything that I need to know. Every day it seems I am always running out of time. And I cannot believe it is my fault. Time marches on and I need to make the best of it as best I can. The apostle Paul understood the urgency of this matter we call time. He writes in his epistle, For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV). The only time we really have is now. I never have a now to do over so I need to make time my friend and not my enemy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, April 25, 2012 3 10 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger CARPET CARE C O M P L E T E C A R P E T C A R E C O M P L E T E C A R P E T C A R E COMPLETE CARPET CARE 352-282-1480 Free In Home Estimates Lifetime Warranty Lic & Ins Specializing in: Carpet Stretching Carpet Repair 000B3UV 10% Discount for seniors, law enforcement & military C ARPET & U PHOLSTERY C LEANING LLC 000ATVZ A I R C O N D I T I O N I N G AIR CONDITIONING Wilson Air service 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. 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However, drivers on Southwest 80th Avenue will have to contend with another traffic light on the high-speed, two-lane road. In conjunction with a new traffic light to be installed shortly, the residents have obtained a Marion County Commission revision of an ordinance that will allow them to cross Southwest 80th Avenue at the Southwest 80th Street intersection. The county ordinance currently restricts the use of golf carts on public streets outside developments. Indigo East is east of 80th Avenue, while the majority of OTOW activities take place west of the avenue. Included in the activities on the west side of the road are the festivals and events that take place at Circle Square Commons and the Cultural Center. The logical crossing point is 80tj Street, but the speed limit on the avenue is 55 mph, and there are curves just to the north and just to the south of that intersection, meaning that crossing without a traffic light would be hazardous. The contingent of Indigo East residents who attended the meeting Tuesday morning at the McPherson Complex broke out in applause when the motion was approved. Officials from OTOW, which is installing the light, said the work on the intersection should begin shortly. Materials have been ordered. The only doubt raised was by Commissioner Carl Zalak, who said he has received similar requests from people in northern communities, including Ocala Palms, and that this decision could open the door to many other exceptions. It was stated that the requests would have to be taken up on an individual basis. One of the differences that was noted is that 80th Avenue bisects the OTOW property, while Ocala Palms is all on the south side of U.S. Highway 27. The discussion was short and, on a motion by Kathy Bryant, the District 2 commissioner, the change was approved. Bryant emphasized to the audience, though, that this was not approval to travel by cart to Lowes, or Publix, or other stores along State Road 200. The ordinance change only applies to that intersection. In addition, there are no sidewalks along 80th Avenue for the golf carts to travel on. It also does not affect the intersection of 80th Avenue and State Road 200, which is controlled by the Florida Department of Transportation. Another traffic light to be installed on 80th Avenue so Indigo East residents can cross on golf carts PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKLooking east on Southwest 80th Street at the corner of 80th Avenue. FHA gives collections firms a new tool to help collecting bad debts Three horses breezed a furlong in :9 4/5 to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the fourth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Hip No. 967, consigned by Halcyon Hammock Farm, Agent, is a dark bay or brown colt by Broken Vow out of stakes placed Runaway in Love, by Runaway Groom. Hip No. 1171, a dark bay or brown colt by After Market consigned by Harris Training Center LLC, is out of stakes winner Travelator, by A.P Jet. Hip No. 1194, a dark bay or brown filly by Wildcat Heir consigned by Flying Fish, Agent, isout of Unrepentant, by Pleasant Tap, a daughter of stakes placed Roadie. Final results from OBS Under Tack Show

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CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA Fairfield Village Community Yard & Bake Sale Saturday, 28th 8am-1p On 60th Ave.FREE COFFEE wtih purchase of a pastry $3 LUNCH Hotdog or Hamburger includes chips and soda Sporting Goods GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. April 28th 9-5p Sun. April 29th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 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. 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Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com $ 9 9 0 0 $ 99 00 4 SOME SPECIAL Any day after 9 am 000AYMF 000B0ON Read the classifieds Fairfield Village C oming up on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Fairfield Village community welcomes everyone in the area to come to the community-wide yard and bake sale. This semi-annual tradition will again offer all kinds of bargains for those who attend. There will be crafts and baked goods for sale in the Clubhouse. Along with the goodies will come a free cup of coffee for those who would like to partake of the fresh brewed beverage. Those who would like a quick and good lunch, there will be grilled hamburgers or hot dogs along with chips and a selection of sodas. All this for the bargain price of just $ 3; so those visiting should really stop by and sit and refresh themselves before continuing on the yard sale trek! If past years are indicators, there should all kinds of wonderful bargains for Come on out to our big sale this Saturday Priscilla Geissal those with the eye for the special piece. We all know that what is one persons yard sale item is another persons treasure, so this five-hour sale could be a fabulous treasure hunt for many. Also on April 28, and at the same time that the sale is going on, our wonderful Curry Andrews will be hitting the 5five-mile walk for what in years past was called the March of Dimes. Now referred to as the March for Babies, all of us are thrilled that Infantile Paralysis or Polio is a thing of the past because of Dr. Jonas Salks vaccine. The site again this year is Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway at 4255 S.E. 58th Ave. Last minute registration will be at 7 a.m. for those not already registered, so the event is still open so anyone who would like to do so may enter. The actual walk/run will begin at 8 a.m. with many supporters there to cheer on those brave enough to participate. Now the donations are diverted to help with needs for newborns at risk whose parents often have no possible way of providing adequate care for their babies without the help of those who volunteer and/or donate time and money. I have no doubt that all of us know someone who has had a serious concern about a newborn. It is very reassuring to know that there are sources available for those concerned parents and family members so that they do have some backup. By the time of this publication, we in Fairfield Village will have already had our Sock Hop. Next week, I will have photos and special information about the occasion that has been anticipated to be lots of fun for our community a lively place filled with lovely people. As I mentioned in an earlier article, our 92 year old neighbor has been doing this for 19 years. He is an inspiration to all of us who stop for a moment to recognize that people like Curry Andrews do more than just help he and they inspire us to do what we can and not dwell on what should be done. If one kind gentleman can raise in excess of $20,000, what could we all do to help if we just took the time and the energy to do it? Come through the gate just off SW 60th Ave on Saturday, April 28 to find great bargains! Visit us at our clubhouse for lovely crafts and delicious baked goods. More photos from Ocala Palms celebration Heidi and Bob WillisCookie and Bob Zeuch Charity picnic to benefit Ocala Honor Flight 2012 at Highland Memorial ParkHighland Memorial Park is hosting a charity picnic to benefit Ocala Honor Flight 2012 on Friday, April 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and support this great local charity! The address for Highland Memorial Park is 1515 N.E. Third Street, Ocala (two blocks behind Cascades Office Complex). Lunch will be served on a donation basis with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the upcoming Honor Flight. Relax in the shade or take your lunch to go... its up to you. This event is a come-and-go as you please, casual type atmosphere. For more information, call Beverly Brown 352-369-1020. The mission of Ocala Honor Flight 2012 is to transport Americas World War II Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial. This will be the final Ocala flight. The Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor Americas veterans for all their sacrifices (ocalahonorflight.org).

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Ocala Palms........7 Puzzles................9 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 4 WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Classifieds Page 11 12 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B6ZQ LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION 857-0461 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 S o M a n y G i f t s F o r So Many Gifts For M o m I t s A S h a m e Mom, Its A Shame M o t h e r s D a y Mothers Day O n l y C o m e s Only Comes A r o u n d O n c e A Y e a r Around Once A Year. Theres only one Mothers Day. But with all the gifts we have for Mom, finding something shell love is easy. There are spring apparel items, Yankee Candles garden merchandise, Watkins lotions, and lots more. Who knows? You just might get the urge to celebrate Mothers Day twice. Complimentary gift wrap. www.crackerbarrel.com 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership 000B7X6 PHOTOS BY RON RATNERSpecial Olympics Torch RunLaw enforcement personnel took part in a Special Olympics Torch Run last Friday through downtown Ocala. Above, the start at Ocala Police Department. Below, the group of runners before they began. Earth, Arbor days to be observed all day SaturdayHow will you celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day this year? Will you plant a tree? Learn how to protect the environment? Recycle? How about doing all that while enjoying Marion Countys outdoors at a free, all-day celebration? Join UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Service, the city of Ocala Discovery Center and thousands of your neighbors and friends for the Earthfest and Arbor Day in the Great Outdoors event Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Discovery Center and Tuscawilla Park. Start with breakfast and a bird-watching tour with the Marion County Audubon Society and spend the rest of the day enjoying the outdoors with tree climbing, horseshoes, live music, family games, educational activities and food. Those with a competitive spirit can participate in a cornhole tournament; starting at 4 p.m., 16 teams of two will compete in a single elimination tournament for prizes including complete cornhole game sets. (Cornhole game cost is $20 per team, call 352-671-8400 for details or to register). In the mood for dunking? Try giving Marion County Commission Chair Charlie Stone, Commissioner Stan McClain and city of Ocala Council President Suzy Heinbockel a dunk tank splash from 5:30-7 p.m. Top off the evening with an outdoor movie (Dolphin Tale) at the park. Residents can also recycle old electronics and horseshoes at the event, with proceeds from the horseshoe recycling benefiting the Ocala Farm Ministry. For more information, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.htm and click on the Earthfest and Arbor Day item in the news box. Event will be April 28 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. In a unanimous vote at its Tuesday board meeting last week, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners approved an interlocal agreement with the city of Ocala that will enable the county to save money in meeting nearterm utility capacity demands in the northern portion of the countys service area. The seven-year agreement, set to begin July 1, will provide a mutually beneficial arrangement: the county will ensure ondemand service to new residential developments in northern Marion, and the city will tap into a revenue source through the sale of reclaimed water and wastewater capacity to the county. The agreement also eliminates duplicity of utility infrastructure within the service area. We are committed to economizing Marion County taxpayer dollars wherever we can, and this agreement will help us do just that by saving millions of dollars that would have otherwise been needed to build plant upgrades in the north area, said Commission Chairman Charlie Stone, who spearheaded the countys participation in the cooperative effort. County and city officials began shaping the partnership in January as county officials evaluated a plan to develop sewer service in a north service area that borders city limits. The plan had been prompted by new residential development near the intersection of County 326 and U.S. Highway 441, and original estimates put the price tag for completion at approximately $5.5 million. Under the newly-inked agreement, the county will service the new development and continue working with the city to prevent redundancy in utility infrastructure construction. At the citys discretion, county customers within the new wholesale area will become city utility customers upon agreement expiration. For more information, contact Marion County Utilities at 352-671-8540. Agreement approved for utilities in northern part of county Saturday in the Park A health-oriented event took place Saturday at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex on Southwest 38th Street. At the left, Cindy OConnor, Michael MarksdeMartino and his wife Libby took care of the Ocala Health Center table, while at the right, young Munroe volunteers Avery Askren, 11, and John McDonough, 8, greeted visitors.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Quail Meadow T he New Pretenders were fabulous! Approximately 70 QM residents enjoyed the most entertaining program at the Clubhouse last Monday. The crackers, cheese, and of course the desserts were well-received. Everyone enjoyed having the time to visit with neighbors before the program. If you have never attended a program presented by The New Pretenders, you have missed a treat. This group is from On Top of the World community. They work hard in preparing a new program each year. Mary Ehle is the MC and her husband is the prop man (his shirt identifies him). Their name, The New Pretenders, explains their presentation. In other words, they are pretending. The songs this year were mainly from the 1950s and 60s. They began with I Heard It Through The Grapevine, complete with grape costumes. This was followed with Sugartime, Silver Threads, Gold Needles all with costumes New Pretenders entertain residents of Quail Meadow to match the music. They even had an Elvis impersonator this year he was presented as a dummy with a ventriloquist who took requests from the audience. A few of the other renditions were Mr. Postman, Love and Marriage, Charlie,The Man Who Never Returned, and If My Nose Was Running Money.0 They also had The Oak Ridge Boys who sang Elvirawho doesnt enjoy that song? If listening to all singing doesnt suit you, then you certainly would have enjoyed the dueling banjos. The program ended with special recognition to all who are serving or have served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force. The April Ladies Luncheon was held at Romas. The food was delicious, as usual. Check the Reporter for information on the May luncheon. CORRECTION: The date for the Red Hat trip to the Butterfly Rainforest has been changed to May 9. Contact Carolyn if you plan to take this trip. Carolyn Slocumb