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Place of Publication: Ocala, Florida
Publication Date: 05-02-2012
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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Quail Meadow......3 Classified............7 Ocala Palms........8 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 5 WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Puzzles Page 4 Happenings Page 5 8Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES REPAIRS IN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODEL HEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING AID EXPIRES 6/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AID FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee BC/BS Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000BAY1 NEW LOCATION MAY 1ST Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. 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One of which, were sure, Mom will love. 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 000BA7K 000BAZ3 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! BY JIM CLARK Editor The new sign was shining brightly in the Tuesday morning sun last week as Ocala opened Southwest 67th Avenue Road to the public, leading into the Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport. The road now connects State Road 40 (West Silver Springs Boulevard) to Southwest 38th Street at the entrance to the Ocala Regional Sportsplex. The mostly two-lane road snakes through several curves as it opens up land for industrial development to the west of the airport. The ceremony was held in the presence of many city officials and the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Included in the ceremony was the placing of current day materials in a time capsule. Plans call for the capsule to be buried and then to be opened in the year 2035. City Manager Matt Brower welcomed guests to the opening of the 2.4-mile road, a $3.4 million project. The city has provided utilities along the route to encourage new industry. Brower said the goal was to bring jobs, and help grow Ocala International Airport. Suzy Heinbockel, Ocala City Council president, praised the decision to build the road and the park. Were paying attention. Were taking advice and trying to do the right thing, she said. Pete Tesch from the OcalaMarion County Economic Development Corp., said that with the new park we can attract the right type of business. Various dignitaries were called to the podium to place items in the capsule. Some of those included were a key to the city, the mayors gold medal, a current newspaper, a photo of the council, a Can Do hat, images, drawings and design of the park, a groundbreaking picture, a new county publication that shows pictorial images, a Chamber of Commerce ribbon, pictures of planning sessions, a history of the airport with an SD card (the hope was expressed that it could still be read in 2035), a journal in which guests had written their predictions, and a business card from the company that did the sign. After the conclusion of the ceremony, several participants headed south on the new road to get a look at the features. New road off West Highway 40 could help attract more industry Southwest 67th Avenue Road now connects to 38th Street at sports complex. Above, City Manager Matt Brower watches as the sign for the new Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport is unveiled at the intersection of West State Road 40 and Southwest 67th Avenue Road. At far right, Council Member Daniel Owen, right, makes a presentation for the time capsule with Janie Pope and Sonny Allen from the citys communications staff. At the immediate right, the time capsule is shown before its burial near the sign at the intersection.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Mothers across the country and in Ocala will celebrate national Moms Nite Out on Thursday, May 10, according to information from Simon Property Group. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an evening filled with pampering refreshments, entertainment, fashion and beauty services, all focused on rewarding Moms. A recent survey of 1,312 respondents conducted by BSM Media indicated the majority of mothers (58 percent) would like to spend a night out with a group of friends. We believe that moms deserve A Nite Off, so Simon malls are hosting a free event where they can enjoy their favorite destination in a new way, said Lisa Bennett, Assistant Vice President of Business Development at Simon Property Group. Simon has teamed up with several prestigious brands and organizations including Diet Coke, Dove Body Wash, Little Black Dress Vodka, and VISIT FLORIDA to celebrate Moms and their many contributions to the world. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. All event activities are free and open to moms of all ages. These events, thanks to an alliance with Little Black Dress Vodka, are helping raise awareness for Dress for Success, an international not-forprofit organization offering services designed to help underprivileged women find jobs and remain employed. Paddock Mall is the perfect venue to thank mothers and celebrate all they do, said Rose Maerkl, Marketing Administrative Assistant for Paddock Mall. Our recent survey with BSM Media indicated that one-third of moms go to the mall to escape their daily routines. Simon Malls National Moms Nite Out event attendees will have the chance to win one of several prizes and help support Dress for Success commitment to womens achievements simultaneously. Originally organized by Maria Bailey, CEO of BSM Media, author and Mom Talk Radio host, National Moms Nite Out unites social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mom bloggers and networks in giving moms a well-deserved night off. Bailey brought the first National Moms Nite Out to life after watching moms take care of everyone else on Mothers Day, but never themselves. National Moms Nite Out is one of the largest cooperative efforts of Mommy groups, Mom-focused organizations and corporations, bloggers and vloggers all coming together for one great night in support of motherhood, Bailey said. Moms Nite out to take place May10 at the Paddock Mall in Ocala Fairfield event James Dean and Joan Ewig did a solo dance for the enjoyment of the crowd who had chosen them as "king" and "queen" of the evening at a recent Fairfield Village event. See column on Page 2.PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL Sing, Sing, Sing at performance takes place at Ocala Palms The Ocala Palms Golden Sounds Chorus recently presented a show titled Sing, Sing, Sing, a tribute to famous singers. The chorus was founded by Elaine Liebegott in 1996 and the show was conducted by Bob Brouillard and directed by Noel Brouillard. Elaine Liebegott performs Make Believe. The entire Chorus got together to present an In Memoriam tribute to John Lennon, including A Hard Days Night, Hey Jude, Michelle, Yellow Submarine, A Day in the Life, Nowhere Man, Eleanor Rigby and Yesterday during the Sing, Sing, Sing show at Ocala Palms. Brenda Elliott performed My Favorite Things. Simpson Scott sang Some Enchanted Evening. Penny Wolf sng the classic country song by Patsy Cline, I Fall to Pieces.

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S aturday, April 21, saw a big rock and roll dinner party in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Hosted by the ALL manager, Peggy Sluss and the Social Activities Committee, there was lots of 50s fun, food, and dancing. Bart Rich did his usual excellent job as the disc jockey for the evening and chose lots of really good music from the time that many of our neighbors were rockin and rollin during their school days. There were poodle skirts, rolled up jeans, short sleeved tees holding the quintessential pack of cigs, and the cute little scarves tied at the neck of many of the girls. Everyone enjoyed harkening back to days of Elvis, Little Richard, Pat Boone, and Connie Francis. The special guest for the evening was the very quiet James Dean who mostly just stood around and watched what was going on in his own special way. He did make a move when asked to dance by the acclaimed queen of the evening Joan Ewig. Her beautiful smile and happy attitude can bring to life any stone cold figure and Jimmy Dean was not immune to her charms or her great appearance in the pink poodle skirt. Our wonderful neighbor, Sandy Williams, was thrilled to be the winner of the door prize presented by Chuck Belcher. He tried to take it back from her but found that though she is a tiny lady, one should not try to grab her cash. It was a funny moment as Chuck learned that little ladies can still pack quite a wallop when challenged. A new and welcomed committee gathered food together and made the trek to the homes of several of our regulars who were not able to come to the clubhouse for the festivities. Plates of fried chicken, meatballs, baked beans, slaw, and lots of delicious desserts were carried right to the homes of a number of great folks who could not come to join in the fun the way that they usually would. Everyone present enjoyed the fun and the music. We are all looking forward to the next activity which will have us gathering to enjoy fun and good times together here in Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7 2Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BAYA 6-V T605 only $ 479 8-V T875 only $ 589 12-V T1275 only $ 589 6-V P2000 only $ 429 only $ 4,495 was $4,795 000B9CR 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop before you buy and visit us! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! 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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 Card of Thanks Thank you St. Jude for answering my prayers E.K. Todays New Ads ALPINE COACH 2001, 37, 2 slides, 330 cummins turbo, loaded with options and includes 18 add a room. 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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. Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Gutters GUTTER CLEANING FREE ESTIMATES352-362-5187 Somebody else wants it! Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403Got something special you no longer use? Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Rockin and rollin The new "hospitality committee" made up of Linda Ford, Eilene Yudonin, Ann Kulesa, and Peggy Sluss readied a big cart of food to carry to those who were not feeling well and could not attend the fun of the s evening. Disc Jockey, Bart Rich, chose the "platters" of the evening for great dance music. Chuck Belcher tried unsuccessfully to keep Sandy Williams' winnings of the prize cash drawing of the evening. He was not able to keep Sandy from grabbing her cash with glee. Sunday, May 6 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. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken. For further information, call 352537-0207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org. Methodist Men plan breakfast The Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-canyou-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. for $5. at the church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Sunday, May 20 Student concert at UCC Dominic 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).

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 2, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 6Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point The not-so-Secret Services activities City opens beneficial new road A t last, one of those new roads that keep popping up all over Marion County opened up Tuesday morning as a road to somewhere and an important one it is. The city of Ocala held a ceremony to unveil the sign to its new Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport, and with it opened Southwest 67th Avenue Road. The road now goes from State Road 40 south to Southwest 38th Street. The southern portion of the road has been in existence for some time; it is used as the entrance to the Ocala Regional Sportsplex. But now reachable are a myriad of industrial sites along this road, which already has utilities available. It is a major effort to attract good, solid businesses to Ocala and Marion County, and with that, some decent jobs to help control the unemployment rate in this area. The area needs locations such as this if it is going to attract the right type of economic development. And with location, location, location being the most important thing for a lot of people, putting it within sight of the Ocala International Airport, and within a few miles of Interstate 75 with good four-lane access on State Road 40 makes the site ideal for growth in the financial area. Ocala City Council President Suzy Heinbockel put it perfectly when she said, Were paying attention; were taking advice; were trying to do the right thing. In this case, the city is doing the right thing. All of us, even those who do not live within the city limits, should hope that the project bears fruit. We all stand to benefit from more business, and more jobs, in the area. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Cross Florida Barge CanalThose of you who didnt live here in Florida back in the 1960s as I did, wont remember the controversy regarding the building of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. It was a great idea at the time and still is to this day. The reasons for not building were strictly political, with little foundation. It was a pity it didnt happen. Today, its being discussed again, and its even better now. Gas prices then were about 29 cents a gallon and fuel oil on a par with gas prices. Just think, with the Canal, it could knock off close to a week for shipping to get from major ports like Baltimore, New York, Savannah, and Charleston, S.C., to get to Gulf States such as Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and yes, the western part of Florida. Not only saving time but think of the cost of shipping products to the Gulf States. Shipping by sea has been proven to be the cheapest way to ship goods. Of course cost is a factor but, that is rather insignificant. I dont believe Florida should carry all the burden of building the canal. Other states and companies that would benefit from the Canal, could well help support the project. By the way this would not only be an advantage involving shipping from American ports, but from foreign ports as well. They said the Panama Canal couldnt be built, but when the United States took over the project, we showed them what American ingenuity could do. Oh yes, did I forget to mention, jobs. Can you imagine the impact the Canal would have on the economy of not only Florida but the country? Those of you who dont remember the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the C & O Canal, should know what good they did, and have done for this country and our economy as well as for other countries as well. Apparently property acquisition is not a problem, so why dont we pressure the Legislature and the governor to get it done now, not 10 years from now. For the governor, who hasnt done much in the way of progress for Florida, it could be a feather in his cap. Speaking just for Florida, do you have any idea of the impact it would have on our economy? Wow! So, lets get those dredges going and give a big Shout Out for Florida. Bill Ford Ocala 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. 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To paraphrase the presidents final joke, he said he had plenty more material, but had to cut it short to get the Secret Service home before its new curfew. That drew a big laugh from the crowd, but the camera panned to two men standing at the side, most assuredly members of the Secret Service. They werent laughing. In fact, their glare at the president could only be described as a scowl. By now, everyone should know what happened with the Secret Service. An advance team in Colombia was reportedly partying with prostitutes, and there was a dispute over payment that made the whole event public. The president wasnt there yet, and was obviously not in danger. Since then, a half dozen or so agents have been fired and rules have been tightened rules that shouldnt be needed for anyone, much less the people charged with protecting the president of the United States. If anyone thinks this was an isolated incident, well, dream on. Something like this didnt just come out of the blue, with a bunch of agents saying, Hey, lets do something weve never done before. Lets party with some girls. Another analysis over the weekend said the incident emphasizes how few women there are in the Secret Service. We havent heard the end of this tale. More accusations have already been made, tougher guidelines have already been imposed on the agents, and it is expected that more heads will roll. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, you must realize how important it is in world affairs for the president, every president, to have top-notch protection when he is out in public. If agents are dreaming about their exploits the week before, that may be hard to do. The president may joke about it, but you have to assume that underneath, hes a little apprehensive. I hope there will be better supervision of the agents in the future, and especially of the advance teams, those who arent directly involved with protection, but who are setting up safety measures. Their job should be the focus of all their concentration. Anything less produces danger to our country.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Trash talkingImagine a presidential candidate acting like a trash talking prize fighter or one of the pro wrestlers promoting an upcoming bout. Now that Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate, he is acting like the election is over. Just this week he said, President Obama should start packing in the White House. He obviously has no respect for the presidential office and is totally lacking in any class. Then we had Ann Romney claim we should elect Mitt because it is his turn. That privilege only applies to the Royal Family, she may be confused, or maybe she really thinks the Romneys are royalty. John Toner Ocala Please patronize our advertisers Quail Meadow C an you believe its already May? Of course, a few days last week felt like winter had returned. The May calendar already has a few events on it: Friday, May 4 is First Friday Poolside Gathering. Plan to spend the evening with friends and neighbors. Bring some snacks to share and meet at the pool (weather permitting) at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, between 2 and 6 p.m., all residents are invited to the Clubhouse to the wedding reception for Benny and Teresa Bachand. They were married last week in Hawaii. Plan to drop by and wish them much happiness. Red Hatters remember to call Carolyn and let her know if you are planning to go with us to the Butterfly Rainforest on May 9. Monday, May 21, we will have a potluck dinner and ice cream social at the Clubhouse more about this later. If you are looking for something to do, especially if you have young children visiting, let me recommend a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This is the home of Winter, the rescued dolphin. The movie, Dolphin Tale, is the story of this amazing dolphin. This young dolphin was caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She was rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital in December 2006, where she was named Winter. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, and the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, to bring about a groundbreaking miracle -a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. The real Winter, who plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people -both able and disabled -who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation. You can actually meet Winter at the aquarium. There are also several other rescued dolphins and other animals at the aquarium. At one display you can actually put your hand in the water and touch a sting ray. Today, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an internationally respected center for animal care, public education and marine research. Yet, in spite of tremendous growth and a global presence, it also remains a "neighborhood" aquarium, a place where children and adults alike can visit anytime to wonder at the unending diversity, grace and beauty of the creatures of the sea. The Clearwater Marine Aquariums mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. Admission to the aquarium is very reasonable AAA members can purchase discounted tickets at the AAA office. Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m., Chris Blair will be at the Quail Meadow Clubhouse to give you information on his qualifications for sheriff of Marion County. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions of Mr. Blair. Lets have a good turnout for this guest speaker. Carolyn Slocumb Calendar has several events in May Winter, the dolphin. Carolyns greatgranddaughter, Gabbie, touching a stingray 000BAXY

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5 4Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 000BAHW LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION 857-0461 Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 SCREENING 000BAXV Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000AYSO 000AQEZ IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 000BAYK Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Ovens Refrigerators Water Heaters Disposals Freezers APPLIANCE SERVICES 000AMP1 Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 000B9LO Se Habla Espaol Compassionate Vet Care for Dogs, Cats, Birds, Exotics & Horses at Your Ocala-Area Home or Farm at No Extra Cost to You! You sit & stay. We roll over & heal. (352)615-3997 000BAHJ LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Tree Trimming Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000AUBU 000AEUE 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000B351 PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior 000B7X3 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC 000AETV is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000B7V0 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 000B2L8 LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 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 711185 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The often skeptical Aries might find that an answer to a question is hard to believe. But check it out before you chuck it out. You might well be surprised at what you could learn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if youre proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel conflicted between what you want to do and what you should do. Best advice: Honor your obligations first. Then go ahead and enjoy your well-earned rewards. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That financial matter still needs to be sorted out before you can consider any major monetary moves. Pressures ease midweek, with news about a potential career change. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A workplace problem threatens to derail your wellplanned project. But your quick mind should lead you to a solution and get you back on track without too much delay. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) An opportunity opens up but could quickly close down if you allow pessimism to override enthusiasm. A trusted friend can offer the encouragement you need. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Youve come through a difficult period of helping others deal with their problems. Now you can concentrate on putting your energy to work on your own projects. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Forget about whos to blame and, instead, make the first move toward patching up a misunderstanding before it creates a rift that youll never be able to cross. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Good news for the travel-loving Sagittarian who enjoys galloping off to new places: That trip you put off will soon be back on your schedule. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A mood change could make the gregarious Goat seek the company of just a few friends. But you charge back into the crowd for weekend fun and games. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A decision you made in good faith could come under fire. Best advice: Open your mind to other possibilities by listening to your challengers point of view. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You can avoid being swamped by all those tasks dangling from your line this week by tackling them one by one, according to priority. The weekend brings good news. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a fine business sense and a love of the arts. You enjoy living life to its fullest. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Read the classifieds Saturday, May 5 Che ss Club to m eet 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 352-873-2276.Marion Lan d ing co mm unity yar d s ale 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. Rotary hol ds rib s ale Rotary 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 Y ar d 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. T w o -d ay violet s ho w an d plant s ale A 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 at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in front of the Appleton Museum. 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. Happenings And, dont miss the "How To" educational section focusing on repotting and grooming your violets, spotting problems, propagating leaves. The African Violet Club of Ocala is an enthusiastic, non-profit group of people living in the greater Ocala area. They 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) 352-237-3308 or (C) 352-342-0363. Main library plan s boo k s ale The 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. Hardcover books will be on sale for 50 cents, and thousands of paperbacks for 25 cents. Sholo m Par k Y oga Free 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. Sunday, May 6 Ocala Y outh Sy m phony concert The 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. A freewill offering will be received. More on Page 7

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5 4Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! 000BAHW LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION 857-0461 Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 SCREENING 000BAXV Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000AYSO 000AQEZ IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 000BAYK Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 Washers Dryers Microwaves Stoves Ovens Refrigerators Water Heaters Disposals Freezers APPLIANCE SERVICES 000AMP1 Christ Anglican Church 950 N.W. 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Florida 34475 352-351-8059 www.cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Visitors Are Always Welcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 000B9LO Se Habla Espaol Compassionate Vet Care for Dogs, Cats, Birds, Exotics & Horses at Your Ocala-Area Home or Farm at No Extra Cost to You! You sit & stay. We roll over & heal. (352)615-3997 000BAHJ LAWN/HOME Roys Lawn & Home Services Full Property Maintenance Tree Trimming Sod Installations Pressure Washing F REE E STIMATES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000AUBU 000AEUE 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000B351 PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial PAINTING 352-875-7433 875-7041 Interior & Exterior 000B7X3 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC 000AETV is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000B7V0 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 000B2L8 LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured 10% Discount To Seniors & Military 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 711185 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The often skeptical Aries might find that an answer to a question is hard to believe. But check it out before you chuck it out. You might well be surprised at what you could learn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if youre proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel conflicted between what you want to do and what you should do. Best advice: Honor your obligations first. Then go ahead and enjoy your well-earned rewards. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That financial matter still needs to be sorted out before you can consider any major monetary moves. Pressures ease midweek, with news about a potential career change. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A workplace problem threatens to derail your wellplanned project. But your quick mind should lead you to a solution and get you back on track without too much delay. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) An opportunity opens up but could quickly close down if you allow pessimism to override enthusiasm. A trusted friend can offer the encouragement you need. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Youve come through a difficult period of helping others deal with their problems. Now you can concentrate on putting your energy to work on your own projects. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Forget about whos to blame and, instead, make the first move toward patching up a misunderstanding before it creates a rift that youll never be able to cross. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Good news for the travel-loving Sagittarian who enjoys galloping off to new places: That trip you put off will soon be back on your schedule. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A mood change could make the gregarious Goat seek the company of just a few friends. But you charge back into the crowd for weekend fun and games. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A decision you made in good faith could come under fire. Best advice: Open your mind to other possibilities by listening to your challengers point of view. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You can avoid being swamped by all those tasks dangling from your line this week by tackling them one by one, according to priority. The weekend brings good news. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a fine business sense and a love of the arts. You enjoy living life to its fullest. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Read the classifieds Saturday, May 5 Che ss Club to m eet 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 352-873-2276.Marion Lan d ing co mm unity yar d s ale 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. Rotary hol ds rib s ale Rotary 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 Y ar d 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. T w o -d ay violet s ho w an d plant s ale A 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 at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in front of the Appleton Museum. 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. Happenings And, dont miss the "How To" educational section focusing on repotting and grooming your violets, spotting problems, propagating leaves. The African Violet Club of Ocala is an enthusiastic, non-profit group of people living in the greater Ocala area. They 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) 352-237-3308 or (C) 352-342-0363. Main library plan s boo k s ale The 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. Hardcover books will be on sale for 50 cents, and thousands of paperbacks for 25 cents. Sholo m Par k Y oga Free 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. Sunday, May 6 Ocala Y outh Sy m phony concert The 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. A freewill offering will be received. More on Page 7

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 2, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 6Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point The not-so-Secret Services activities City opens beneficial new road A t last, one of those new roads that keep popping up all over Marion County opened up Tuesday morning as a road to somewhere and an important one it is. The city of Ocala held a ceremony to unveil the sign to its new Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport, and with it opened Southwest 67th Avenue Road. The road now goes from State Road 40 south to Southwest 38th Street. The southern portion of the road has been in existence for some time; it is used as the entrance to the Ocala Regional Sportsplex. But now reachable are a myriad of industrial sites along this road, which already has utilities available. It is a major effort to attract good, solid businesses to Ocala and Marion County, and with that, some decent jobs to help control the unemployment rate in this area. The area needs locations such as this if it is going to attract the right type of economic development. And with location, location, location being the most important thing for a lot of people, putting it within sight of the Ocala International Airport, and within a few miles of Interstate 75 with good four-lane access on State Road 40 makes the site ideal for growth in the financial area. Ocala City Council President Suzy Heinbockel put it perfectly when she said, Were paying attention; were taking advice; were trying to do the right thing. In this case, the city is doing the right thing. All of us, even those who do not live within the city limits, should hope that the project bears fruit. We all stand to benefit from more business, and more jobs, in the area. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Cross Florida Barge CanalThose of you who didnt live here in Florida back in the 1960s as I did, wont remember the controversy regarding the building of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. It was a great idea at the time and still is to this day. The reasons for not building were strictly political, with little foundation. It was a pity it didnt happen. Today, its being discussed again, and its even better now. Gas prices then were about 29 cents a gallon and fuel oil on a par with gas prices. Just think, with the Canal, it could knock off close to a week for shipping to get from major ports like Baltimore, New York, Savannah, and Charleston, S.C., to get to Gulf States such as Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and yes, the western part of Florida. Not only saving time but think of the cost of shipping products to the Gulf States. Shipping by sea has been proven to be the cheapest way to ship goods. Of course cost is a factor but, that is rather insignificant. I dont believe Florida should carry all the burden of building the canal. Other states and companies that would benefit from the Canal, could well help support the project. By the way this would not only be an advantage involving shipping from American ports, but from foreign ports as well. They said the Panama Canal couldnt be built, but when the United States took over the project, we showed them what American ingenuity could do. Oh yes, did I forget to mention, jobs. Can you imagine the impact the Canal would have on the economy of not only Florida but the country? Those of you who dont remember the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the C & O Canal, should know what good they did, and have done for this country and our economy as well as for other countries as well. Apparently property acquisition is not a problem, so why dont we pressure the Legislature and the governor to get it done now, not 10 years from now. For the governor, who hasnt done much in the way of progress for Florida, it could be a feather in his cap. Speaking just for Florida, do you have any idea of the impact it would have on our economy? Wow! So, lets get those dredges going and give a big Shout Out for Florida. Bill Ford Ocala 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. 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To paraphrase the presidents final joke, he said he had plenty more material, but had to cut it short to get the Secret Service home before its new curfew. That drew a big laugh from the crowd, but the camera panned to two men standing at the side, most assuredly members of the Secret Service. They werent laughing. In fact, their glare at the president could only be described as a scowl. By now, everyone should know what happened with the Secret Service. An advance team in Colombia was reportedly partying with prostitutes, and there was a dispute over payment that made the whole event public. The president wasnt there yet, and was obviously not in danger. Since then, a half dozen or so agents have been fired and rules have been tightened rules that shouldnt be needed for anyone, much less the people charged with protecting the president of the United States. If anyone thinks this was an isolated incident, well, dream on. Something like this didnt just come out of the blue, with a bunch of agents saying, Hey, lets do something weve never done before. Lets party with some girls. Another analysis over the weekend said the incident emphasizes how few women there are in the Secret Service. We havent heard the end of this tale. More accusations have already been made, tougher guidelines have already been imposed on the agents, and it is expected that more heads will roll. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, you must realize how important it is in world affairs for the president, every president, to have top-notch protection when he is out in public. If agents are dreaming about their exploits the week before, that may be hard to do. The president may joke about it, but you have to assume that underneath, hes a little apprehensive. I hope there will be better supervision of the agents in the future, and especially of the advance teams, those who arent directly involved with protection, but who are setting up safety measures. Their job should be the focus of all their concentration. Anything less produces danger to our country.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Trash talkingImagine a presidential candidate acting like a trash talking prize fighter or one of the pro wrestlers promoting an upcoming bout. Now that Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate, he is acting like the election is over. Just this week he said, President Obama should start packing in the White House. He obviously has no respect for the presidential office and is totally lacking in any class. Then we had Ann Romney claim we should elect Mitt because it is his turn. That privilege only applies to the Royal Family, she may be confused, or maybe she really thinks the Romneys are royalty. John Toner Ocala Please patronize our advertisers Quail Meadow C an you believe its already May? Of course, a few days last week felt like winter had returned. The May calendar already has a few events on it: Friday, May 4 is First Friday Poolside Gathering. Plan to spend the evening with friends and neighbors. Bring some snacks to share and meet at the pool (weather permitting) at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, between 2 and 6 p.m., all residents are invited to the Clubhouse to the wedding reception for Benny and Teresa Bachand. They were married last week in Hawaii. Plan to drop by and wish them much happiness. Red Hatters remember to call Carolyn and let her know if you are planning to go with us to the Butterfly Rainforest on May 9. Monday, May 21, we will have a potluck dinner and ice cream social at the Clubhouse more about this later. If you are looking for something to do, especially if you have young children visiting, let me recommend a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This is the home of Winter, the rescued dolphin. The movie, Dolphin Tale, is the story of this amazing dolphin. This young dolphin was caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She was rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital in December 2006, where she was named Winter. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, and the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, to bring about a groundbreaking miracle -a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. The real Winter, who plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people -both able and disabled -who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation. You can actually meet Winter at the aquarium. There are also several other rescued dolphins and other animals at the aquarium. At one display you can actually put your hand in the water and touch a sting ray. Today, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an internationally respected center for animal care, public education and marine research. Yet, in spite of tremendous growth and a global presence, it also remains a "neighborhood" aquarium, a place where children and adults alike can visit anytime to wonder at the unending diversity, grace and beauty of the creatures of the sea. The Clearwater Marine Aquariums mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. Admission to the aquarium is very reasonable AAA members can purchase discounted tickets at the AAA office. Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m., Chris Blair will be at the Quail Meadow Clubhouse to give you information on his qualifications for sheriff of Marion County. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions of Mr. Blair. Lets have a good turnout for this guest speaker. Carolyn Slocumb Calendar has several events in May Winter, the dolphin. Carolyns greatgranddaughter, Gabbie, touching a stingray 000BAXY

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S aturday, April 21, saw a big rock and roll dinner party in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Hosted by the ALL manager, Peggy Sluss and the Social Activities Committee, there was lots of 50s fun, food, and dancing. Bart Rich did his usual excellent job as the disc jockey for the evening and chose lots of really good music from the time that many of our neighbors were rockin and rollin during their school days. There were poodle skirts, rolled up jeans, short sleeved tees holding the quintessential pack of cigs, and the cute little scarves tied at the neck of many of the girls. Everyone enjoyed harkening back to days of Elvis, Little Richard, Pat Boone, and Connie Francis. The special guest for the evening was the very quiet James Dean who mostly just stood around and watched what was going on in his own special way. He did make a move when asked to dance by the acclaimed queen of the evening Joan Ewig. Her beautiful smile and happy attitude can bring to life any stone cold figure and Jimmy Dean was not immune to her charms or her great appearance in the pink poodle skirt. Our wonderful neighbor, Sandy Williams, was thrilled to be the winner of the door prize presented by Chuck Belcher. He tried to take it back from her but found that though she is a tiny lady, one should not try to grab her cash. It was a funny moment as Chuck learned that little ladies can still pack quite a wallop when challenged. A new and welcomed committee gathered food together and made the trek to the homes of several of our regulars who were not able to come to the clubhouse for the festivities. Plates of fried chicken, meatballs, baked beans, slaw, and lots of delicious desserts were carried right to the homes of a number of great folks who could not come to join in the fun the way that they usually would. Everyone present enjoyed the fun and the music. We are all looking forward to the next activity which will have us gathering to enjoy fun and good times together here in Fairfield Village a lively place filled with lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7 2Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BAYA 6-V T605 only $ 479 8-V T875 only $ 589 12-V T1275 only $ 589 6-V P2000 only $ 429 only $ 4,495 was $4,795 000B9CR 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop before you buy and visit us! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! 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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Quail Meadow......3 Classified............7 Ocala Palms........8 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 5 WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Puzzles Page 4 Happenings Page 5 8Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES REPAIRS IN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODEL HEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING AID EXPIRES 6/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AID FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee BC/BS Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000BAY1 NEW LOCATION MAY 1ST Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. 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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! BY JIM CLARK Editor The new sign was shining brightly in the Tuesday morning sun last week as Ocala opened Southwest 67th Avenue Road to the public, leading into the Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport. The road now connects State Road 40 (West Silver Springs Boulevard) to Southwest 38th Street at the entrance to the Ocala Regional Sportsplex. The mostly two-lane road snakes through several curves as it opens up land for industrial development to the west of the airport. The ceremony was held in the presence of many city officials and the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Included in the ceremony was the placing of current day materials in a time capsule. Plans call for the capsule to be buried and then to be opened in the year 2035. City Manager Matt Brower welcomed guests to the opening of the 2.4-mile road, a $3.4 million project. The city has provided utilities along the route to encourage new industry. Brower said the goal was to bring jobs, and help grow Ocala International Airport. Suzy Heinbockel, Ocala City Council president, praised the decision to build the road and the park. Were paying attention. Were taking advice and trying to do the right thing, she said. Pete Tesch from the OcalaMarion County Economic Development Corp., said that with the new park we can attract the right type of business. Various dignitaries were called to the podium to place items in the capsule. Some of those included were a key to the city, the mayors gold medal, a current newspaper, a photo of the council, a Can Do hat, images, drawings and design of the park, a groundbreaking picture, a new county publication that shows pictorial images, a Chamber of Commerce ribbon, pictures of planning sessions, a history of the airport with an SD card (the hope was expressed that it could still be read in 2035), a journal in which guests had written their predictions, and a business card from the company that did the sign. After the conclusion of the ceremony, several participants headed south on the new road to get a look at the features. New road off West Highway 40 could help attract more industry Southwest 67th Avenue Road now connects to 38th Street at sports complex. Above, City Manager Matt Brower watches as the sign for the new Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport is unveiled at the intersection of West State Road 40 and Southwest 67th Avenue Road. At far right, Council Member Daniel Owen, right, makes a presentation for the time capsule with Janie Pope and Sonny Allen from the citys communications staff. At the immediate right, the time capsule is shown before its burial near the sign at the intersection.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Mothers across the country and in Ocala will celebrate national Moms Nite Out on Thursday, May 10, according to information from Simon Property Group. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an evening filled with pampering refreshments, entertainment, fashion and beauty services, all focused on rewarding Moms. A recent survey of 1,312 respondents conducted by BSM Media indicated the majority of mothers (58 percent) would like to spend a night out with a group of friends. We believe that moms deserve A Nite Off, so Simon malls are hosting a free event where they can enjoy their favorite destination in a new way, said Lisa Bennett, Assistant Vice President of Business Development at Simon Property Group. Simon has teamed up with several prestigious brands and organizations including Diet Coke, Dove Body Wash, Little Black Dress Vodka, and VISIT FLORIDA to celebrate Moms and their many contributions to the world. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. All event activities are free and open to moms of all ages. These events, thanks to an alliance with Little Black Dress Vodka, are helping raise awareness for Dress for Success, an international not-forprofit organization offering services designed to help underprivileged women find jobs and remain employed. Paddock Mall is the perfect venue to thank mothers and celebrate all they do, said Rose Maerkl, Marketing Administrative Assistant for Paddock Mall. Our recent survey with BSM Media indicated that one-third of moms go to the mall to escape their daily routines. Simon Malls National Moms Nite Out event attendees will have the chance to win one of several prizes and help support Dress for Success commitment to womens achievements simultaneously. Originally organized by Maria Bailey, CEO of BSM Media, author and Mom Talk Radio host, National Moms Nite Out unites social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mom bloggers and networks in giving moms a well-deserved night off. Bailey brought the first National Moms Nite Out to life after watching moms take care of everyone else on Mothers Day, but never themselves. National Moms Nite Out is one of the largest cooperative efforts of Mommy groups, Mom-focused organizations and corporations, bloggers and vloggers all coming together for one great night in support of motherhood, Bailey said. Moms Nite out to take place May10 at the Paddock Mall in Ocala Fairfield event James Dean and Joan Ewig did a solo dance for the enjoyment of the crowd who had chosen them as "king" and "queen" of the evening at a recent Fairfield Village event. See column on Page 2.PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL Sing, Sing, Sing at performance takes place at Ocala Palms The Ocala Palms Golden Sounds Chorus recently presented a show titled Sing, Sing, Sing, a tribute to famous singers. The chorus was founded by Elaine Liebegott in 1996 and the show was conducted by Bob Brouillard and directed by Noel Brouillard. Elaine Liebegott performs Make Believe. The entire Chorus got together to present an In Memoriam tribute to John Lennon, including A Hard Days Night, Hey Jude, Michelle, Yellow Submarine, A Day in the Life, Nowhere Man, Eleanor Rigby and Yesterday during the Sing, Sing, Sing show at Ocala Palms. Brenda Elliott performed My Favorite Things. Simpson Scott sang Some Enchanted Evening. 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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Quail Meadow......3 Classified............7 Ocala Palms........8 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 5 WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Puzzles Page 4 HappeningsPage 58Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES REPAIRS IN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODEL HEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING AID EXPIRES 6/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AID FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee BC/BS Inside W almar t Hwy 200 & Cor ner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000BA Y1 NEW L OC A TION M A Y 1S T Inside Cr ystal Riv er Mall Acr oss fr om K-Mar t 352-795-1484 R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. 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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! BY JIM CL ARK EditorThe new sign was shining brightly in the Tuesday morning sun last week as Ocala opened Southwest 67th Avenue Road to the public, leading into the Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport. The road now connects State Road 40 (West Silver Springs Boulevard) to Southwest 38th Street at the entrance to the Ocala Regional Sportsplex. The mostly two-lane road snakes through several curves as it opens up land for industrial development to the west of the airport. The ceremony was held in the presence of many city officials and the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Included in the ceremony was the placing of current day materials in a time capsule. Plans call for the capsule to be buried and then to be opened in the year 2035. City Manager Matt Brower welcomed guests to the opening of the 2.4-mile road, a $3.4 million project. The city has provided utilities along the route to encourage new industry. Brower said the goal was to bring jobs, and help grow Ocala International Airport. Suzy Heinbockel, Ocala City Council president, praised the decision to build the road and the park. Were paying attention. Were taking advice and trying to do the right thing, she said. Pete Tesch from the OcalaMarion County Economic Development Corp., said that with the new park we can attract the right type of business. Various dignitaries were called to the podium to place items in the capsule. Some of those included were a key to the city, the mayors gold medal, a current newspaper, a photo of the council, a Can Do hat, images, drawings and design of the park, a groundbreaking picture, a new county publication that shows pictorial images, a Chamber of Commerce ribbon, pictures of planning sessions, a history of the airport with an SD card (the hope was expressed that it could still be read in 2035), a journal in which guests had written their predictions, and a business card from the company that did the sign. After the conclusion of the ceremony, several participants headed south on the new road to get a look at the features. New road off West Highway 40 could help attract more industry Southwest 67th Avenue Road now connects to 38th Street at sports complex. Above, City Manager Matt Brower watches as the sign for the new Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport is unveiled at the intersection of West State Road 40 and Southwest 67th Avenue Road. At far right, Council Member Daniel Owen, right, makes a presentation for the time capsule with Janie Pope and Sonny Allen from the citys communications staff. At the immediate right, the time capsule is shown before its burial near the sign at the intersection.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Mothers across the country and in Ocala will celebrate national Moms Nite Out on Thursday, May 10, according to information from Simon Property Group. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an evening filled with pampering refreshments, entertainment, fashion and beauty services, all focused on rewarding Moms. A recent survey of 1,312 respondents conducted by BSM Media indicated the majority of mothers (58 percent) would like to spend a night out with a group of friends. We believe that moms deserve A Nite Off, so Simon malls are hosting a free event where they can enjoy their favorite destination in a new way, said Lisa Bennett, Assistant Vice President of Business Development at Simon Property Group. Simon has teamed up with several prestigious brands and organizations including Diet Coke, Dove Body Wash, Little Black Dress Vodka, and VISIT FLORIDA to celebrate Moms and their many contributions to the world. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. All event activities are free and open to moms of all ages. These events, thanks to an alliance with Little Black Dress Vodka, are helping raise awareness for Dress for Success, an international not-forprofit organization offering services designed to help underprivileged women find jobs and remain employed. Paddock Mall is the perfect venue to thank mothers and celebrate all they do, said Rose Maerkl, Marketing Administrative Assistant for Paddock Mall. Our recent survey with BSM Media indicated that one-third of moms go to the mall to escape their daily routines. Simon Malls National Moms Nite Out event attendees will have the chance to win one of several prizes and help support Dress for Success commitment to womens achievements simultaneously. Originally organized by Maria Bailey, CEO of BSM Media, author and Mom Talk Radio host, National Moms Nite Out unites social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mom bloggers and networks in giving moms a well-deserved night off. Bailey brought the first National Moms Nite Out to life after watching moms take care of everyone else on Mothers Day, but never themselves. National Moms Nite Out is one of the largest cooperative efforts of Mommy groups, Mom-focused organizations and corporations, bloggers and vloggers all coming together for one great night in support of motherhood, Bailey said. Moms Nite out to take place May10 at the Paddock Mall in Ocala Fairfield eventJames Dean and Joan Ewig did a solo dance for the enjoyment of the crowd who had chosen them as "king" and "queen" of the evening at a recent Fairfield Village event. See column on Page 2.PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL Sing, Sing, Sing at performance takes place at Ocala Palms The Ocala Palms Golden Sounds Chorus recently presented a show titled Sing, Sing, Sing, a tribute to famous singers. The chorus was founded by Elaine Liebegott in 1996 and the show was conducted by Bob Brouillard and directed by Noel Brouillard. Elaine Liebegott performs Make Believe. The entire Chorus got together to present an In Memoriam tribute to John Lennon, including A Hard Days Night, Hey Jude, Michelle, Yellow Submarine, A Day in the Life, Nowhere Man, Eleanor Rigby and Yesterday during the Sing, Sing, Sing show at Ocala Palms. Brenda Elliott performed My Favorite Things. Simpson Scott sang Some Enchanted Evening. 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Saturday, April 21, saw a big rock and roll dinner party in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Hosted by the ALL manager, Peggy Sluss and the Social Activities Committee, there was lots of 50s fun, food, and dancing. Bart Rich did his usual excellent job as the disc jockey for the evening and chose lots of really good music from the time that many of our neighbors were rockin and rollin during their school days. There were poodle skirts, rolled up jeans, short sleeved tees holding the quintessential pack of cigs, and the cute little scarves tied at the neck of many of the girls. Everyone enjoyed harkening back to days of Elvis, Little Richard, Pat Boone, and Connie Francis. The special guest for the evening was the very quiet James Dean who mostly just stood around and watched what was going on in his own special way. He did make a move when asked to dance by the acclaimed queen of the evening Joan Ewig. Her beautiful smile and happy attitude can bring to life any stone cold figure and Jimmy Dean was not immune to her charms or her great appearance in the pink poodle skirt. Our wonderful neighbor, Sandy Williams, was thrilled to be the winner of the door prize presented by Chuck Belcher. He tried to take it back from her but found that though she is a tiny lady, one should not try to grab her cash. It was a funny moment as Chuck learned that little ladies can still pack quite a wallop when challenged. A new and welcomed committee gathered food together and made the trek to the homes of several of our regulars who were not able to come to the clubhouse for the festivities. Plates of fried chicken, meatballs, baked beans, slaw, and lots of delicious desserts were carried right to the homes of a number of great folks who could not come to join in the fun the way that they usually would. Everyone present enjoyed the fun and the music. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 2, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messengeroffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 6Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point The not-so-Secret Services activities City opens beneficial new road At last, one of those new roads that keep popping up all over Marion County opened up Tuesday morning as a road to somewhere and an important one it is. The city of Ocala held a ceremony to unveil the sign to its new Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport, and with it opened Southwest 67th Avenue Road. The road now goes from State Road 40 south to Southwest 38th Street. The southern portion of the road has been in existence for some time; it is used as the entrance to the Ocala Regional Sportsplex. But now reachable are a myriad of industrial sites along this road, which already has utilities available. It is a major effort to attract good, solid businesses to Ocala and Marion County, and with that, some decent jobs to help control the unemployment rate in this area. The area needs locations such as this if it is going to attract the right type of economic development. And with location, location, location being the most important thing for a lot of people, putting it within sight of the Ocala International Airport, and within a few miles of Interstate 75 with good four-lane access on State Road 40 makes the site ideal for growth in the financial area. Ocala City Council President Suzy Heinbockel put it perfectly when she said, Were paying attention; were taking advice; were trying to do the right thing. In this case, the city is doing the right thing. All of us, even those who do not live within the city limits, should hope that the project bears fruit. We all stand to benefit from more business, and more jobs, in the area. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Cross Florida Barge CanalThose of you who didnt live here in Florida back in the 1960s as I did, wont remember the controversy regarding the building of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. It was a great idea at the time and still is to this day. The reasons for not building were strictly political, with little foundation. It was a pity it didnt happen. Today, its being discussed again, and its even better now. Gas prices then were about 29 cents a gallon and fuel oil on a par with gas prices. Just think, with the Canal, it could knock off close to a week for shipping to get from major ports like Baltimore, New York, Savannah, and Charleston, S.C., to get to Gulf States such as Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and yes, the western part of Florida. Not only saving time but think of the cost of shipping products to the Gulf States. Shipping by sea has been proven to be the cheapest way to ship goods. Of course cost is a factor but, that is rather insignificant. I dont believe Florida should carry all the burden of building the canal. Other states and companies that would benefit from the Canal, could well help support the project. By the way this would not only be an advantage involving shipping from American ports, but from foreign ports as well. They said the Panama Canal couldnt be built, but when the United States took over the project, we showed them what American ingenuity could do. Oh yes, did I forget to mention, jobs. Can you imagine the impact the Canal would have on the economy of not only Florida but the country? Those of you who dont remember the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the C & O Canal, should know what good they did, and have done for this country and our economy as well as for other countries as well. Apparently property acquisition is not a problem, so why dont we pressure the Legislature and the governor to get it done now, not 10 years from now. For the governor, who hasnt done much in the way of progress for Florida, it could be a feather in his cap. Speaking just for Florida, do you have any idea of the impact it would have on our economy? Wow! So, lets get those dredges going and give a big Shout Out for Florida. Bill Ford Ocala 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. 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To paraphrase the presidents final joke, he said he had plenty more material, but had to cut it short to get the Secret Service home before its new curfew. That drew a big laugh from the crowd, but the camera panned to two men standing at the side, most assuredly members of the Secret Service. They werent laughing. In fact, their glare at the president could only be described as a scowl. By now, everyone should know what happened with the Secret Service. An advance team in Colombia was reportedly partying with prostitutes, and there was a dispute over payment that made the whole event public. The president wasnt there yet, and was obviously not in danger. Since then, a half dozen or so agents have been fired and rules have been tightened rules that shouldnt be needed for anyone, much less the people charged with protecting the president of the United States. If anyone thinks this was an isolated incident, well, dream on. Something like this didnt just come out of the blue, with a bunch of agents saying, Hey, lets do something weve never done before. Lets party with some girls. Another analysis over the weekend said the incident emphasizes how few women there are in the Secret Service. We havent heard the end of this tale. More accusations have already been made, tougher guidelines have already been imposed on the agents, and it is expected that more heads will roll. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, you must realize how important it is in world affairs for the president, every president, to have top-notch protection when he is out in public. If agents are dreaming about their exploits the week before, that may be hard to do. The president may joke about it, but you have to assume that underneath, hes a little apprehensive. I hope there will be better supervision of the agents in the future, and especially of the advance teams, those who arent directly involved with protection, but who are setting up safety measures. Their job should be the focus of all their concentration. Anything less produces danger to our country.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Trash talkingImagine a presidential candidate acting like a trash talking prize fighter or one of the pro wrestlers promoting an upcoming bout. Now that Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate, he is acting like the election is over. Just this week he said, President Obama should start packing in the White House. He obviously has no respect for the presidential office and is totally lacking in any class. Then we had Ann Romney claim we should elect Mitt because it is his turn. That privilege only applies to the Royal Family, she may be confused, or maybe she really thinks the Romneys are royalty. John Toner Ocala Please patronize our advertisers Quail Meadow Can you believe its already May? Of course, a few days last week felt like winter had returned. The May calendar already has a few events on it: Friday, May 4 is First Friday Poolside Gathering. Plan to spend the evening with friends and neighbors. Bring some snacks to share and meet at the pool (weather permitting) at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, between 2 and 6 p.m., all residents are invited to the Clubhouse to the wedding reception for Benny and Teresa Bachand. They were married last week in Hawaii. Plan to drop by and wish them much happiness. Red Hatters remember to call Carolyn and let her know if you are planning to go with us to the Butterfly Rainforest on May 9. Monday, May 21, we will have a potluck dinner and ice cream social at the Clubhouse more about this later. If you are looking for something to do, especially if you have young children visiting, let me recommend a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This is the home of Winter, the rescued dolphin. The movie, Dolphin Tale, is the story of this amazing dolphin. This young dolphin was caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She was rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital in December 2006, where she was named Winter. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, and the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, to bring about a groundbreaking miracle -a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. The real Winter, who plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people -both able and disabled -who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation. You can actually meet Winter at the aquarium. There are also several other rescued dolphins and other animals at the aquarium. At one display you can actually put your hand in the water and touch a sting ray. Today, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an internationally respected center for animal care, public education and marine research. Yet, in spite of tremendous growth and a global presence, it also remains a "neighborhood" aquarium, a place where children and adults alike can visit anytime to wonder at the unending diversity, grace and beauty of the creatures of the sea. The Clearwater Marine Aquariums mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. Admission to the aquarium is very reasonable AAA members can purchase discounted tickets at the AAA office. Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m., Chris Blair will be at the Quail Meadow Clubhouse to give you information on his qualifications for sheriff of Marion County. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions of Mr. Blair. Lets have a good turnout for this guest speaker. Carolyn Slocumb Calendar has several events in May Winter, the dolphin. Carolyns greatgranddaughter, Gabbie, touching a stingray 000BAXY

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5 4 Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger LET US WORK FOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARION MESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! 000BAHW LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION 857-0461 Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 SCREENING 000BAXV Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000AYSO 000AQEZ IRRIGA TION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGA TION 3398 S.W 74th A ve., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor W e will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 000BA YK Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 W ashers Dry ers Micr o w av es Sto v es Ov ens Refriger ators W ater Heaters Disposals Fr eezers APPLIANCE SERVICES 000AMP1 Chr ist Anglican Church 950 N.W 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Flor ida 34475 352-351-8059 www .cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. V i sitors Ar e Always W elcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 000B9LO Se Habla Espaol Compassionate V et Care for Dogs, Cats, Birds, Exotics & Horses at Y our Ocala-Area Home or F arm at No Extra Cost to Y ou! Y ou sit & stay W e roll over & heal. (352)6 1 5-3997 000BAHJ LA WN/HOME Ro ys La w n & Home Services Full Pr operty Maintenance T r ee T rimming Sod Installations Pr essur e W ashing F REE E STIMA TES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 CERAMIC TILE La wson T ile Floors Walls T ub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000AUBU 000AEUE 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www .ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000B351 PLUMBING EP A Lead Certification #NA T -1 13266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated P lumbing and Pipe F r om Ba thr oom R emodeling to Fixing Leak y F aucets, and installing Bliss W alk-in T ubs Residential and Commercial P AINTING 352-87 5-7 433 87 5-7 04 1 Interior & Exterior 000B7X3 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC 000AETV is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 000B7V0 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 WIL SON AIR SER VICE T une Up Special W e Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 000B2L8 LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMA TES Jef f Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insur ed 10% Discount T o Seniors & Military CARPET CARE COMPLETE CARPET CARE COMPLETE CARPET CARE 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 71 1 185 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Y our Pr ofessional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The often skeptical Aries might find that an answer to a question is hard to believe. But check it out before you chuck it out. You might well be surprised at what you could learn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if youre proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel conflicted between what you want to do and what you should do. Best advice: Honor your obligations first. Then go ahead and enjoy your well-earned rewards. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That financial matter still needs to be sorted out before you can consider any major monetary moves. Pressures ease midweek, with news about a potential career change. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A workplace problem threatens to derail your wellplanned project. But your quick mind should lead you to a solution and get you back on track without too much delay. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) An opportunity opens up but could quickly close down if you allow pessimism to override enthusiasm. A trusted friend can offer the encouragement you need. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Youve come through a difficult period of helping others deal with their problems. Now you can concentrate on putting your energy to work on your own projects. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Forget about whos to blame and, instead, make the first move toward patching up a misunderstanding before it creates a rift that youll never be able to cross. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Good news for the travel-loving Sagittarian who enjoys galloping off to new places: That trip you put off will soon be back on your schedule. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A mood change could make the gregarious Goat seek the company of just a few friends. But you charge back into the crowd for weekend fun and games. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A decision you made in good faith could come under fire. Best advice: Open your mind to other possibilities by listening to your challengers point of view. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You can avoid being swamped by all those tasks dangling from your line this week by tackling them one by one, according to priority. The weekend brings good news. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a fine business sense and a love of the arts. You enjoy living life to its fullest. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Read the classifieds Saturday, May 5 Chess Club to m eetThe 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 352-873-2276.Marion Land ing community yard s aleMarion 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.Rotary holds rib s aleRotary 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 Y ard 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. Two -day violet s how and plant s aleA 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 at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in front of the Appleton Museum. 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. Happenings And, dont miss the "How To" educational section focusing on repotting and grooming your violets, spotting problems, propagating leaves. The African Violet Club of Ocala is an enthusiastic, non-profit group of people living in the greater Ocala area. They 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) 352-237-3308 or (C) 352-342-0363.Main library plans book s aleThe 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. Hardcover books will be on sale for 50 cents, and thousands of paperbacks for 25 cents. Sholom Par k Y ogaFree 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.Sunday, May 6 Ocala Y outh Sym phony 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. A freewill offering will be received.More on Page 7

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5 4 Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger LET US WORK FOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARION MESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! 000BAHW LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION 857-0461 Central Florida Screen Room & Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 SCREENING 000BAXV Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Christ the King Anglican Church Anglican Church 000AYSO 000AQEZ IRRIGA TION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGA TION 3398 S.W 74th A ve., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor W e will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 95 Call for details 000BA YK Residential & Restaurant Appliances 352-286-7887 W ashers Dry ers Micr o w av es Sto v es Ov ens Refriger ators W ater Heaters Disposals Fr eezers APPLIANCE SERVICES 000AMP1 Chr ist Anglican Church 950 N.W 70th Street (SR 326) Ocala, Flor ida 34475 352-351-8059 www .cac-ocala.org Service & Sunday School 10:00 a.m. V i sitors Ar e Always W elcom e The Only Church of the True 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal) 000B9LO Se Habla Espaol Compassionate V et Care for Dogs, Cats, Birds, Exotics & Horses at Y our Ocala-Area Home or F arm at No Extra Cost to Y ou! Y ou sit & stay W e roll over & heal. (352)6 1 5-3997 000BAHJ LA WN/HOME Ro ys La w n & Home Services Full Pr operty Maintenance T r ee T rimming Sod Installations Pr essur e W ashing F REE E STIMA TES Lic/Ins 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 3 5 2 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 352-342-4444 CERAMIC TILE La wson T ile Floors Walls T ub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000AUBU 000AEUE 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www .ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000B351 PLUMBING EP A Lead Certification #NA T -1 13266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated P lumbing and Pipe F r om Ba thr oom R emodeling to Fixing Leak y F aucets, and installing Bliss W alk-in T ubs Residential and Commercial P AINTING 352-87 5-7 433 87 5-7 04 1 Interior & Exterior 000B7X3 22 Yrs. of Excellent Local References Painting Carpentry Wall Repairs & Textures Popcorn Removal & Repairs Stucco Repairs Prompt Service A L C AS T ANO P A I N T I N G I N C P AINTING I NC 000AETV is discovered through worshiping together 71 1 187 000B7V0 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 WIL SON AIR SER VICE T une Up Special W e Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 000B2L8 LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in new landscape designs, dangerous tree removal and rimming, rock, mulch, paver stones, sod and more. FREE ESTIMA TES Jef f Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insur ed 10% Discount T o Seniors & Military CARPET CARE COMPLETE CARPET CARE COMPLETE CARPET CARE 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 71 1 185 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Y our Pr ofessional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The often skeptical Aries might find that an answer to a question is hard to believe. But check it out before you chuck it out. You might well be surprised at what you could learn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if youre proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel conflicted between what you want to do and what you should do. Best advice: Honor your obligations first. Then go ahead and enjoy your well-earned rewards. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That financial matter still needs to be sorted out before you can consider any major monetary moves. Pressures ease midweek, with news about a potential career change. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A workplace problem threatens to derail your wellplanned project. But your quick mind should lead you to a solution and get you back on track without too much delay. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) An opportunity opens up but could quickly close down if you allow pessimism to override enthusiasm. A trusted friend can offer the encouragement you need. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Youve come through a difficult period of helping others deal with their problems. Now you can concentrate on putting your energy to work on your own projects. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Forget about whos to blame and, instead, make the first move toward patching up a misunderstanding before it creates a rift that youll never be able to cross. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Good news for the travel-loving Sagittarian who enjoys galloping off to new places: That trip you put off will soon be back on your schedule. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A mood change could make the gregarious Goat seek the company of just a few friends. But you charge back into the crowd for weekend fun and games. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A decision you made in good faith could come under fire. Best advice: Open your mind to other possibilities by listening to your challengers point of view. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You can avoid being swamped by all those tasks dangling from your line this week by tackling them one by one, according to priority. The weekend brings good news. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a fine business sense and a love of the arts. You enjoy living life to its fullest. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Read the classifieds Saturday, May 5 Chess Club to m eetThe 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 352-873-2276.Marion Land ing community yard s aleMarion 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.Rotary holds rib s aleRotary 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 Y ard 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. Two -day violet s how and plant s aleA 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 at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in front of the Appleton Museum. 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. Happenings And, dont miss the "How To" educational section focusing on repotting and grooming your violets, spotting problems, propagating leaves. The African Violet Club of Ocala is an enthusiastic, non-profit group of people living in the greater Ocala area. They 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) 352-237-3308 or (C) 352-342-0363.Main library plans book s aleThe 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. Hardcover books will be on sale for 50 cents, and thousands of paperbacks for 25 cents. Sholom Par k Y ogaFree 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.Sunday, May 6 Ocala Y outh Sym phony 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. A freewill offering will be received.More on Page 7

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 2, 2012 3 The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messengeroffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 6Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point The not-so-Secret Services activities City opens beneficial new road At last, one of those new roads that keep popping up all over Marion County opened up Tuesday morning as a road to somewhere and an important one it is. The city of Ocala held a ceremony to unveil the sign to its new Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport, and with it opened Southwest 67th Avenue Road. The road now goes from State Road 40 south to Southwest 38th Street. The southern portion of the road has been in existence for some time; it is used as the entrance to the Ocala Regional Sportsplex. But now reachable are a myriad of industrial sites along this road, which already has utilities available. It is a major effort to attract good, solid businesses to Ocala and Marion County, and with that, some decent jobs to help control the unemployment rate in this area. The area needs locations such as this if it is going to attract the right type of economic development. And with location, location, location being the most important thing for a lot of people, putting it within sight of the Ocala International Airport, and within a few miles of Interstate 75 with good four-lane access on State Road 40 makes the site ideal for growth in the financial area. Ocala City Council President Suzy Heinbockel put it perfectly when she said, Were paying attention; were taking advice; were trying to do the right thing. In this case, the city is doing the right thing. All of us, even those who do not live within the city limits, should hope that the project bears fruit. We all stand to benefit from more business, and more jobs, in the area. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters Cross Florida Barge CanalThose of you who didnt live here in Florida back in the 1960s as I did, wont remember the controversy regarding the building of the Cross Florida Barge Canal. It was a great idea at the time and still is to this day. The reasons for not building were strictly political, with little foundation. It was a pity it didnt happen. Today, its being discussed again, and its even better now. Gas prices then were about 29 cents a gallon and fuel oil on a par with gas prices. Just think, with the Canal, it could knock off close to a week for shipping to get from major ports like Baltimore, New York, Savannah, and Charleston, S.C., to get to Gulf States such as Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and yes, the western part of Florida. Not only saving time but think of the cost of shipping products to the Gulf States. Shipping by sea has been proven to be the cheapest way to ship goods. Of course cost is a factor but, that is rather insignificant. I dont believe Florida should carry all the burden of building the canal. Other states and companies that would benefit from the Canal, could well help support the project. By the way this would not only be an advantage involving shipping from American ports, but from foreign ports as well. They said the Panama Canal couldnt be built, but when the United States took over the project, we showed them what American ingenuity could do. Oh yes, did I forget to mention, jobs. Can you imagine the impact the Canal would have on the economy of not only Florida but the country? Those of you who dont remember the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the C & O Canal, should know what good they did, and have done for this country and our economy as well as for other countries as well. Apparently property acquisition is not a problem, so why dont we pressure the Legislature and the governor to get it done now, not 10 years from now. For the governor, who hasnt done much in the way of progress for Florida, it could be a feather in his cap. Speaking just for Florida, do you have any idea of the impact it would have on our economy? Wow! So, lets get those dredges going and give a big Shout Out for Florida. Bill Ford Ocala 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. 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B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + ta x 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! SOD INSTALLED 857-0461 000B9KQ Jim Clark Editor If youve ever watched the Washington correspondents dinner on C-SPAN, you know its a time for levity, laughter and a bit of roasting to ease the tensions of covering the news in the nations capital. There are usually major speakers, and that was true this year as President Obama spoke and joked his way through a monologue in front of the room full of journalists. The most telling moment, however, came at the end of Obamas talk. To paraphrase the presidents final joke, he said he had plenty more material, but had to cut it short to get the Secret Service home before its new curfew. That drew a big laugh from the crowd, but the camera panned to two men standing at the side, most assuredly members of the Secret Service. They werent laughing. In fact, their glare at the president could only be described as a scowl. By now, everyone should know what happened with the Secret Service. An advance team in Colombia was reportedly partying with prostitutes, and there was a dispute over payment that made the whole event public. The president wasnt there yet, and was obviously not in danger. Since then, a half dozen or so agents have been fired and rules have been tightened rules that shouldnt be needed for anyone, much less the people charged with protecting the president of the United States. If anyone thinks this was an isolated incident, well, dream on. Something like this didnt just come out of the blue, with a bunch of agents saying, Hey, lets do something weve never done before. Lets party with some girls. Another analysis over the weekend said the incident emphasizes how few women there are in the Secret Service. We havent heard the end of this tale. More accusations have already been made, tougher guidelines have already been imposed on the agents, and it is expected that more heads will roll. Whether you are Republican or Democrat, you must realize how important it is in world affairs for the president, every president, to have top-notch protection when he is out in public. If agents are dreaming about their exploits the week before, that may be hard to do. The president may joke about it, but you have to assume that underneath, hes a little apprehensive. I hope there will be better supervision of the agents in the future, and especially of the advance teams, those who arent directly involved with protection, but who are setting up safety measures. Their job should be the focus of all their concentration. Anything less produces danger to our country.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at 352854-3986 or at editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Trash talkingImagine a presidential candidate acting like a trash talking prize fighter or one of the pro wrestlers promoting an upcoming bout. Now that Mitt Romney is the Republican candidate, he is acting like the election is over. Just this week he said, President Obama should start packing in the White House. He obviously has no respect for the presidential office and is totally lacking in any class. Then we had Ann Romney claim we should elect Mitt because it is his turn. That privilege only applies to the Royal Family, she may be confused, or maybe she really thinks the Romneys are royalty. John Toner Ocala Please patronize our advertisers Quail Meadow Can you believe its already May? Of course, a few days last week felt like winter had returned. The May calendar already has a few events on it: Friday, May 4 is First Friday Poolside Gathering. Plan to spend the evening with friends and neighbors. Bring some snacks to share and meet at the pool (weather permitting) at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, between 2 and 6 p.m., all residents are invited to the Clubhouse to the wedding reception for Benny and Teresa Bachand. They were married last week in Hawaii. Plan to drop by and wish them much happiness. Red Hatters remember to call Carolyn and let her know if you are planning to go with us to the Butterfly Rainforest on May 9. Monday, May 21, we will have a potluck dinner and ice cream social at the Clubhouse more about this later. If you are looking for something to do, especially if you have young children visiting, let me recommend a trip to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. This is the home of Winter, the rescued dolphin. The movie, Dolphin Tale, is the story of this amazing dolphin. This young dolphin was caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She was rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital in December 2006, where she was named Winter. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, and the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, to bring about a groundbreaking miracle -a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. The real Winter, who plays herself in "Dolphin Tale," today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people -both able and disabled -who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation. You can actually meet Winter at the aquarium. There are also several other rescued dolphins and other animals at the aquarium. At one display you can actually put your hand in the water and touch a sting ray. Today, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an internationally respected center for animal care, public education and marine research. Yet, in spite of tremendous growth and a global presence, it also remains a "neighborhood" aquarium, a place where children and adults alike can visit anytime to wonder at the unending diversity, grace and beauty of the creatures of the sea. The Clearwater Marine Aquariums mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. Admission to the aquarium is very reasonable AAA members can purchase discounted tickets at the AAA office. Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m., Chris Blair will be at the Quail Meadow Clubhouse to give you information on his qualifications for sheriff of Marion County. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions of Mr. Blair. Lets have a good turnout for this guest speaker. Carolyn Slocumb Calendar has several events in May Winter, the dolphin. Carolyns greatgranddaughter, Gabbie, touching a stingray 000BAXY

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Saturday, April 21, saw a big rock and roll dinner party in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Hosted by the ALL manager, Peggy Sluss and the Social Activities Committee, there was lots of 50s fun, food, and dancing. Bart Rich did his usual excellent job as the disc jockey for the evening and chose lots of really good music from the time that many of our neighbors were rockin and rollin during their school days. There were poodle skirts, rolled up jeans, short sleeved tees holding the quintessential pack of cigs, and the cute little scarves tied at the neck of many of the girls. Everyone enjoyed harkening back to days of Elvis, Little Richard, Pat Boone, and Connie Francis. The special guest for the evening was the very quiet James Dean who mostly just stood around and watched what was going on in his own special way. He did make a move when asked to dance by the acclaimed queen of the evening Joan Ewig. Her beautiful smile and happy attitude can bring to life any stone cold figure and Jimmy Dean was not immune to her charms or her great appearance in the pink poodle skirt. Our wonderful neighbor, Sandy Williams, was thrilled to be the winner of the door prize presented by Chuck Belcher. He tried to take it back from her but found that though she is a tiny lady, one should not try to grab her cash. It was a funny moment as Chuck learned that little ladies can still pack quite a wallop when challenged. A new and welcomed committee gathered food together and made the trek to the homes of several of our regulars who were not able to come to the clubhouse for the festivities. Plates of fried chicken, meatballs, baked beans, slaw, and lots of delicious desserts were carried right to the homes of a number of great folks who could not come to join in the fun the way that they usually would. Everyone present enjoyed the fun and the music. 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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Quail Meadow......3 Classified............7 Ocala Palms........8 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 5 WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012 Puzzles Page 4 HappeningsPage 58Wednesday, May 2, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 89 LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES REPAIRS IN OFFICE ONLY. ANY MAKE. ANY MODEL HEARING AID REPAIRS FREE HEARING AID EXPIRES 6/1/12 Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AID FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee BC/BS Inside W almar t Hwy 200 & Cor ner 484, Ocala 352-291-1467 000BA Y1 NEW L OC A TION M A Y 1S T Inside Cr ystal Riv er Mall Acr oss fr om K-Mar t 352-795-1484 R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. 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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! BY JIM CL ARK EditorThe new sign was shining brightly in the Tuesday morning sun last week as Ocala opened Southwest 67th Avenue Road to the public, leading into the Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport. The road now connects State Road 40 (West Silver Springs Boulevard) to Southwest 38th Street at the entrance to the Ocala Regional Sportsplex. The mostly two-lane road snakes through several curves as it opens up land for industrial development to the west of the airport. The ceremony was held in the presence of many city officials and the Ocala Marion County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Included in the ceremony was the placing of current day materials in a time capsule. Plans call for the capsule to be buried and then to be opened in the year 2035. City Manager Matt Brower welcomed guests to the opening of the 2.4-mile road, a $3.4 million project. The city has provided utilities along the route to encourage new industry. Brower said the goal was to bring jobs, and help grow Ocala International Airport. Suzy Heinbockel, Ocala City Council president, praised the decision to build the road and the park. Were paying attention. Were taking advice and trying to do the right thing, she said. Pete Tesch from the OcalaMarion County Economic Development Corp., said that with the new park we can attract the right type of business. Various dignitaries were called to the podium to place items in the capsule. Some of those included were a key to the city, the mayors gold medal, a current newspaper, a photo of the council, a Can Do hat, images, drawings and design of the park, a groundbreaking picture, a new county publication that shows pictorial images, a Chamber of Commerce ribbon, pictures of planning sessions, a history of the airport with an SD card (the hope was expressed that it could still be read in 2035), a journal in which guests had written their predictions, and a business card from the company that did the sign. After the conclusion of the ceremony, several participants headed south on the new road to get a look at the features. New road off West Highway 40 could help attract more industry Southwest 67th Avenue Road now connects to 38th Street at sports complex. Above, City Manager Matt Brower watches as the sign for the new Ocala Business Park at Ocala International Airport is unveiled at the intersection of West State Road 40 and Southwest 67th Avenue Road. At far right, Council Member Daniel Owen, right, makes a presentation for the time capsule with Janie Pope and Sonny Allen from the citys communications staff. At the immediate right, the time capsule is shown before its burial near the sign at the intersection.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Mothers across the country and in Ocala will celebrate national Moms Nite Out on Thursday, May 10, according to information from Simon Property Group. At Paddock Mall, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an evening filled with pampering refreshments, entertainment, fashion and beauty services, all focused on rewarding Moms. A recent survey of 1,312 respondents conducted by BSM Media indicated the majority of mothers (58 percent) would like to spend a night out with a group of friends. We believe that moms deserve A Nite Off, so Simon malls are hosting a free event where they can enjoy their favorite destination in a new way, said Lisa Bennett, Assistant Vice President of Business Development at Simon Property Group. Simon has teamed up with several prestigious brands and organizations including Diet Coke, Dove Body Wash, Little Black Dress Vodka, and VISIT FLORIDA to celebrate Moms and their many contributions to the world. The fun starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. All event activities are free and open to moms of all ages. These events, thanks to an alliance with Little Black Dress Vodka, are helping raise awareness for Dress for Success, an international not-forprofit organization offering services designed to help underprivileged women find jobs and remain employed. Paddock Mall is the perfect venue to thank mothers and celebrate all they do, said Rose Maerkl, Marketing Administrative Assistant for Paddock Mall. Our recent survey with BSM Media indicated that one-third of moms go to the mall to escape their daily routines. Simon Malls National Moms Nite Out event attendees will have the chance to win one of several prizes and help support Dress for Success commitment to womens achievements simultaneously. Originally organized by Maria Bailey, CEO of BSM Media, author and Mom Talk Radio host, National Moms Nite Out unites social media groups, companies, local playgroups, mom bloggers and networks in giving moms a well-deserved night off. Bailey brought the first National Moms Nite Out to life after watching moms take care of everyone else on Mothers Day, but never themselves. National Moms Nite Out is one of the largest cooperative efforts of Mommy groups, Mom-focused organizations and corporations, bloggers and vloggers all coming together for one great night in support of motherhood, Bailey said. Moms Nite out to take place May10 at the Paddock Mall in Ocala Fairfield eventJames Dean and Joan Ewig did a solo dance for the enjoyment of the crowd who had chosen them as "king" and "queen" of the evening at a recent Fairfield Village event. See column on Page 2.PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL Sing, Sing, Sing at performance takes place at Ocala Palms The Ocala Palms Golden Sounds Chorus recently presented a show titled Sing, Sing, Sing, a tribute to famous singers. The chorus was founded by Elaine Liebegott in 1996 and the show was conducted by Bob Brouillard and directed by Noel Brouillard. Elaine Liebegott performs Make Believe. The entire Chorus got together to present an In Memoriam tribute to John Lennon, including A Hard Days Night, Hey Jude, Michelle, Yellow Submarine, A Day in the Life, Nowhere Man, Eleanor Rigby and Yesterday during the Sing, Sing, Sing show at Ocala Palms. Brenda Elliott performed My Favorite Things. Simpson Scott sang Some Enchanted Evening. Penny Wolf sng the classic country song by Patsy Cline, I Fall to Pieces.