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Publication Date: 05-09-2012
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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........5 Quail Meadow....10 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 Social Security Page 5 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BDUM MARION WOODS Independent Retir ement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! 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Three of the graduates gave their views during an interview the day before graduation from CF. Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz described what was going through their minds during their two-year course. Here are some of their responses: How long have you been in the local school system?Justin: I came from West Palm Beach in the sixth grade.Dakota: All the way through.Gabriela: I came here in the seventh grade from Miami. When did you first realize that you could get a head start on things?Justin: I first heard about the dual enrollment program as a freshman. My friend who was a junior graduated with her AA, and I thought that was really cool. He said he thought he could do that if he tried really hard.Dakota: Everything starts at home, so my mom, who is a single mom, believed that her child would not become a statistic, then put me through advanced programs, first private schools and then magnet schools. Tomorrows the big day; it all pays off.Gabriela: Ive always been in advanced courses, and I thought Id give it a shot, that I could do it, and here I am, Im graduating tomorrow. What do you want to do in the future?Justin: Im majoring at UCF in light design and my goal is to get a masters in technical theater, and Im going to double major in computer engineering.Dakota: A major passion of mine has been the human mind, why were thinking what were thinking, what youre thinking, I kind of want to go and learn more about psychology. He plans to attend Regent University in Virginia Beach.Gabriela: I am majoring in international relations and minoring in foreign languages. She will be attending UCF. What kind of courses did you have to take out of the norm?Justin: We had to take the basic courses last year, this year we could expand and take what we wanted to take. And I think the most fascinating course I took was human growth and development, and what that is, is how the human mind adapts over time, through trials and tribulations, eventually to death, and how they cope with death. That was my favorite course.Dakota: Actually, Ive gone through a transitional period over the past few months. I wanted to do accounting for such a long time so I was taking pre-calculus, economics all at a college level. It really opened my eyes into how our economy works, which is phenomenal to know. But it wasnt my calling.Gabriela: My favorite course was sociology. I got to learn about religion, you learn about government and economics, there was a whole bunch of variety. What do you say to fellow students who might be coming into the program?Justin: I would tell them to just try their hardest. It never hurts to take a chance on something that could change your life completely, and by taking this chance being able to get two years of college out of the way, saves us so much time by being able to take those prerequisites instead of taking them in actual college. Were able to expand on our major more and in depth.Dakota: It gives a solid foundation in time management, which is one of the most important things that you can do as a productive member of society. You need to pay your bills on time, you have deadlines and quotas to meet, depending on your profession, so this really gives you an introduction on how life is, and the workload of life. Graduating before they graduate PHOTO BY JIM CLARKFrom the left, Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz, each 17 years old, pose before being interviewed at West Port High School Thursday, May 3. WPHS seniors get college diplomas at CF commencement Please see GRADUATION, Page 3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDerby hat winnerRachel Kaser, left, won the prize basket for her Kentucky Derby hat on the Downtown Square in Ocala Saturday. Angie Lewis presents the prize, while other contestants look on. More photos, Page 12 Letter carriers to collect food this SaturdayOn Saturday, May 12, letter carriers throughout Marion County will participate in the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger. This annual effort has become the largest one-day food drive in the nations history, resulting in more than a half billion pounds of food to local food banks, pantries and shelters in all 50 states. Last year in Marion County, 278,500 pounds of nonperishable food was collected and donated to Interfaith Emergency Services for distribution to the Salvation Army, Brothers Keeper, St. Theresas Catholic Church and the Help Agency of the Forest food banks. The Ocala Post Office was ranked first in the nation in their union member category for the fifth year for the communitys outstanding effort in supporting this program. In Marion County alone, more than one million pounds of food has been collected. Postal customers are asked to hang a food donation on their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail on Saturday, May 12, and the carrier will do the rest. Collection barrels will also be set up at all Post Office branches to accommodate those with Post Office Boxes. For individuals interested in volunteering for the collection and unloading/loading, please call Thomas Curtis at 572-5634. Service hours for high school students are available. United Way of Marion County, USPS, Campbells, Valpak, Feeding America, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and AFL-CIO have partnered with the NALC to help stamp out hunger. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKAvengers downtownSome of the small children shied away from the Black Widow, left, of the Avengers, but Sue McCue of northern Ocala, right, had no problem posing with the character from the movie Friday evening. More photos, Page 7. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDerby Day DowntownThis was the lineup of Derby hat entries in the contest on the Downtown Square in Ocala Saturday. Below, some people gathered around the big televisions to watch the festivities from Louisville. These folks are watching trainer Bob Baffert being interviewed during the pre-race walk.

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Plans for upcoming Memorial Day festivities were announced and neighbors present were reminded of the need for extra side dishes even though the main part of the menu will be furnished. The celebration will be held on Sunday, May 27, and those members who have not already picked up their tickets were encouraged to do so and to remind others who might not know to do that. There will be the Fourth of July barbecue and then other activities coming up early in the fall including the Halloween fun that was not a part of last years calendar. Though it was one of the most popular of our events, it had to be left out last year. This year, the costumes and the fun will resume and the photos might really surprise some readers. Water aerobics is resuming each morning although Toni Belcher will have to remain on the poolside for a bit longer while she recovers from recent surgery. Until her return, her husband, Chuck, has volunteered to be the instructor/leader until Toni is released by her doctor. Chuck may have some new ideas for the mostly female group, so I may just have to go get some photos to check out what is going on up there in the morning hours. LOL as the texters would add. We have a number of new members of our community, and they are beginning to find out that lots of things are available at the Clubhouse and lots of nice people are there participating. We welcome all these new people and hope that any of them who have ideas for me to include in my writing will contact me, and I will do all that I can to make use of the information. My email is pbgeissal@aol.com or phone number is 352-6946251. By the time this goes to press, we will be approaching Mothers Day Weekend. May I extend best wishes to all the mothers and those who have taken the role of mother to many people. To say that there is no greater role is such an understatement. I was blessed to have my mom live to be almost 86 years old and I loved every moment that I was able to spend with her. She was a most wonderful and talented lady and I miss her daily. I hope she is smiling down from Heaven when I say Happy Mothers Day, Mom! In the meantime, I hope that I can continue to say with certainty that Fairfield Village is a place where so many special mothers live that they help to make our community a lively place filled with lovely (and lovable) people. Fairfield SAC meeting focuses on planning Priscilla Geissal Looking very serious and studying information to give to those present are Sandi Ford, Norma Powers, Loretta Zang, and Toni Belcher of Fairfield's SAC. Below, some of those who attended the meeting. She looked at me as only a waitress behind a counter can and rattled off names I have never heard before. As best I could understand, they were flavors or kinds of espresso coffee. Finally, when she took a breath I jumped in and said with all the confidence I could muster without compromising my good nature, No, Miss. I dont want any espresso, just a regular cup of coffee. Exactly, she said with a falsetto smile. Most people enjoy our cappuccinos. What kind of cappuccino would you like. Then she rattled off an endless list of cappuccino flavors, most I had never heard of before. About this time, the caffeine deficiency began seeping into my attitude. I think that somewhere in our constitution is the right to order regular coffee at a price that does not compromise the mortgage on my home. Young lady, I said as calmly as possible under the circumstances, listen to me very carefully. I want coffee. Not espresso. Not cappuccino. Just two cups of plain, regular, good old American coffee. Oh, she said in a burst of enlightenment. You want coffee. Why didnt you say so in the first place? There is no satisfaction more fulfilling than finally getting through and arriving at a common understanding. Now, she said in a confidential tone, what flavor coffee do you want? Columbian, French Vanilla, Cinnamon, Chocolate Mint, Swiss Mocha . There is only one place I know where I can get exactly what I need. Jesus put it this way; And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it (John 14:13 14 KJV). If you need anything from the Lord, just ask. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKMid-Florida Duck DerbyThe Mid-Florida Duck Derby will be Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park. For a suggested $5 donation to Childrrens Home Society, which set up this table on the Square last Friday, you can adopt a duck for the day and have a chance to win great prizes. You can make your donation at the Derby on Saturday.

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This is a very important week. This is the week the mail carriers collect non-perishable food for the Stamp Out Hunger drive. This is a yearly project of the National Association of Letter Carriers. This is the 20th year for this event. Saturday, the 12th, is the official day of collection, but as in past years, there will be collection boxes at the Clubhouse all of this week. Robby (the mail carrier for some of us) says it is a great help if we put the contributions at the Clubhouse instead of on our mailboxes. However, if you cant get to the Clubhouse, then, please, put your canned good in a plastic bag on your mail box. If you happen to notice a lot of splashing at the pool, its just the water aerobics classes. Classes are held every morning. This is a fun way to get in that aerobic exercise we all need. If you are interested, just come to the pool any morning. The May ladies luncheon is Friday, the 11th. We will be meeting at the new Big Apple Eatery at Noon. The Big Apple Eatery is now located in the Ramada Inn (the former Pinstripe Restaurant). Please call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin to make reservations. Sunday, the 13th is a very important day its Mothers Day. In 1912, West Virginia was the first state to officially adopt Mothers Day as a day to honor all mothers. Then in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Congressional resolution establishing a national Mothers Day. Anna Jarvis is credited with the success of designating a day to honor all mothers. Ironically, she never had any children of her own. She often expressed dismay over the commercialization of the day. She once said, I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit. Happy Mothers Day to all mothers! The annual National Day of Prayer was Thursday, May 3, an event celebrated across the nation. This years theme was One Nation Under God, inspired by Psalms 33:12, Blessed is the nation whose God is our Lord. The National Day of Prayer stretches back to 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for guidance in forming the new nation. President Abraham Lincoln later called for a day of prayer in 1863 and President Harry Truman signed a joint resolution of Congress in 1952 declaring an annual national day of prayer. President Ronald Reagan, in 1988, permanently set the event for the first Thursday of May. Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the 5th? This day commemorates the Mexican armys victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This is not Mexican Independence Day that is Sept. 15. This is not a national holiday, but rather a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, freedom, and liberty; its also a good excuse to enjoy some good Mexican food and a Margarita. Mark your calendars! May 21 is the pot luck dinner and ice cream bar at the Clubhouse. You should have received the QMPOA census request form. Please return the completed forms to the QMPOA mailbox in the clubhouse, or call any board member for more information. Gabriela: Its a great opportunity, if they think theyre capable and theyll do the work, I say they should go for it. It helps us get more mature and get ready for what happens after we graduate. And it helps us prepare, and it saves us two years. Do you worry at all about going into a four-year school as a junior, where youll be some of the youngest in you class.? Do you worry about fitting in?Justin: The way this program has taught me, age doesnt mean anything. The way your mind works, you can be a 15-year old and have the mind of a 30year old. It helps plan your future. If you think youre not going to fit in, thats not going to help you. Age is just a number. Its about how you put in your work and your effort, thats all that really matters in college.Dakota: I consider it an honor to be so young and to be able to rise to such an occasion, being a junior and being a freshman at the same time. Im blown away by the opportunity given to me.Gabriela: We take classes at CF, we encounter people much older us. We learn to be able to encounter other students. I think it will be a great chance, a great opportunity. What are your extracurricular activities?Justin: I am in theater, so I am here almost every single day until 9 p.m. Its a lot of work, but Ive been able to manage and organize how I study, how I take notes, how I do my homework, helped me to develop an organized lifestyle. Hes behind the scenes, building sets, lighting up the show, doing the sound, the little things youre not supposed to notice.Dakota: I am in the band, play trumpet. That includes the marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, its been a phenomenal experience, helped me be the leader I am. Ive been band captain, been quartermaster, given responsibility in charge of so many people, with power comes responsibility. Its been a challenge.Gabriela: I was in ROTC for three years, they teach you leadership, they have many different activities. Like the military they have rankings and the higher you get, the more people you have underneath you. Im also on the tennis team. Did it ever occur to you, wow, were graduating before getting out of high school?Justin: It hasnt hit me yet, but after I look back on all the work that Ive done the past two years, Ive gone through a lot, and its definitely changed how my mindset is and it has made be a better person.Dakota: I absolutely feel that I have met my potential, and I really feel that I made my mom proud. And that was something rally big for me. Im not a statistic.Gabriela: I feel accomplished, Im graduating tomorrow, and I still cant believe I can say Im graduating from college before I graduate from high school. Is there anything you want to add?Gabriela: The professors here are incredible, leaving a lasting impact on me, I definitely recommend it. Its a great experience, you wont miss out. Dakota: I think being at West Port and CF dual enrollment has really opened the door for me, you can go to college now, you can save money, you dont have to be a statistic. Its been a challenge, but its been awesome, you can let the next generation know what to look out for.Justin: I cant stress enough how many opportunities you have if youre in this program. If you just graduate with a high school diploma, you have to take courses for two years in college spending money that doesnt have to be spent. With these two years, we have so much more time, freedom and money to use for our benefit. Weve all grown up together. It expands your mind because of how well the professors teach, how well they involve their students, how well theyre organized. Everything about this program has been able to better me as a person and get me prepared for what life really is. Have you talked to your older relatives to see what it was like when they went to high school?Justin: My family grew up in California told me I was blessed with this wonderful opportunity. After listening to them and going through all these courses, all the rigorous and tedious things, I can see what a better all-around person Ive become.Dakota: My grandmother told me school wasnt really a priority for many students. They said the schools didnt offer as much as they did now. They didnt have honors courses, didnt have advanced placement courses.Gabriela: My family is from Ecuador, everything is much different. My mom says she wishes they had this. 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When our recent visit in Ohio concluded, we headed for the airport. I do not mind traveling, but my least favorite mode is the airplane. The reason being, of course, is the airport itself. In my opinion, someone devised the modern airport to intimidate the average traveler. Arriving at the airport, we immediately headed for the ticket counter where we received our boarding passes. Then we surrendered our luggage to the personnel behind the counter, not knowing if we would ever see that same luggage again in our lifetime. Someday I hope to visit all the places my luggage has seen. Next, we made our way through the security booth. As you know, they do not permit metal through this gate. If a passenger passes through and a buzzer goes off, he is summoned back for guards to examine his personal effects to detect the offensive object. I went through about 17 times. Not until I got down to my underwear did the security personnel determine there must be a defect in the radar detection equipment. (I plan to file my briefs in a Florida court this week.) Finally, we left the security area and I started feeling a little more confident until we came to a big sign over the entryway. My wife and I found little comfort in the words written: Terminal Entrance. Contrary to their friendly little sign, I did, in fact have plans of returning. Our flight plan called for a two hour stopover before arriving at our final destination. Nothing quite compares to spending a free hour or two at an airport. Did I say free? Allow me to recount that opinion. There is absolutely nothing free at an airport. I cannot prove it, but I am sure they have figured out a way to charge for the air we breathe. For instance, a 15 cent cup of coffee can cost in the neighborhood of $17.95. I dont even like visiting that neighborhood. If I lived there, I would move. However, being the good natured, charming individual that I am, it does not take much to make me happy. All I need to allay any stress is a simple cup of coffee. Have you ever noticed how things seem to go a lot easier with a steaming jolt of java? With a full hour to spare at the airport, my wife and I looked for something to occupy our time. Then I espied the perfect diversion. With a mischievous twinkle in my left eye, I looked at my wife and said, Lets get a cup of coffee and relax a while. One thing I can always count on my wife, she knows a good thing when she hears it. Unfortunately, she does not hear it too often from my lips. Walking over to the coffee shop and, being the man, I approached the counter to place our order. I would like two regular coffees, I said with anticipation to the young woman behind the counter. The thing that makes a man a man is that he always knows what he wants. It is that confidence that separates the men from the boys. The young woman looked at me, snapped her chewing gum several times and said in a monotone, Marvelous, you want espresso or cappuccino? No, Miss, I replied as cool and sophisticated as any gentleman you will ever meet. No, Miss. We just want two plain coffees. Kn o w ing wha t y o u w an t j us t a p l ain cu p o f c o f f e e, p l ease James Snyder See S NYD ER, Page 11

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Saturday, May 12 High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 13 Brunch at West Marion MooseThe Mothers Day Brunch at the West Marion Moose Lodge will be May 13 and is open to the public. An additional treat is a flower gift for each mom. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is invited to this special Mothers Day Event. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200, across from Oak run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200.Tuesday, May 15 Commission to start earlyThe May 15 Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the McPherson Complex Auditorium (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). The meeting will recess at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 1:30 p.m., if necessary. If reconvening is not necessary, the regularly scheduled zoning meeting will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323.Bahia Oaks homeowners to meetBahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association (BOHA) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala. All homeowners are invited.Thursday, May 17 Air Force Association meetsThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its May meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Representatives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Division of Emergency Management, will brief us on what to do if a hurricane hits our part of Florida. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328.Saturday, May 19 Two-day show for Dunnellon HighThe Hallelujah Girls will be presented by the Dunnellon High School Drama Club at the historic Dunnellon Train Depot on May 19, 7 p.m. and May 20, 3:30 p.m. This play is a joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" The train depot is in historic downtown Dunnellon at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at Dunnellon High School at 352-465-6745 for more information.Scandinavian Club to meetThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Chicken Cordon Bleu or Bourbon Salmon with rice, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Silver and Ivory. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations, food preference and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 16th of May. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Sunday, May 20 West Port student concert at UCCDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music.Monday, May 21 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J. Green American Legion Post # 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976.Tuesday, May 29 Breast cancer group to meetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 104. The May 29 meeting will be a presentation by Knan Lee, who will speak and demonstrate Hatha Yoga, which relaxes the body and mind, improves musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates health and well being. For further information, call Gail Tirpak at 352-2916904.Sunday, June 3 Blueberry Festival plannedOn Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 3810 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd. (U.S. Highway 27), the inaugural Blueberry Festival will take place, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, a baking contest, 50/50 raffle, book sale, plants, a food area and fresh blueberries. There will also be Horebowtique Mini Therapy pigs, Brick City Oil Slickers VW Club, Ocala K-9 Unit, Ocala Carriage rides, Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet and the Blueberry Princess. Admission is $1 for adults Children under 12 are free. For more information call 352-291-1962 or email at pbennighof@gmail. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9 4 W ednesday, May 9, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messengeroffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 000BE7H 6-V T605 only $ 479 8-V T875 only $ 579 12-V T1275 only $ 589 6-V P2000 only $ 419 000BC7J 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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GEM INI ( May 21 to J une 20) Those nagging new doubts about an upcoming decision should alert you to step back (at least temporarily) so you can reassess its potential impact from a new perspective. CA NC ER (June 21 to J uly 22) That unpleasant situation you hoped would go away by itself needs immediate attention before it affects an upcoming decision. Expect your supporters to rally around your cause. LE O (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youre moving up and away from that recent setback. But remain cautious about finances. An exercise in thrift today helps cushion a possible end-of-the-month money squeeze. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) Youre still dealing with overtones of pessimism that cause you to doubt your ability to make some needed changes. But the negative pressures will ease up by weeks end. LIBR A ( Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) There could be some fallout from the way you handled a recent family problem. But those who know that you were in the right wont hesitate to step in on your behalf. SCORPI O ( Oct. 23 to N ov 21) Financial strains ease by weeks end. Meanwhile, focus on cultivating that new relationship if you hope to have it blossom into something more meaningful. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec. 21) Health matters once again dominate the week. Be careful not to ignore recurrences of an old problem. An almost-forgotten commitment resurfaces. CAP RICORN ( Dec. 22 to J an. 19) The emergence of an unusual selfish streak could dismay those close to you. Defy it dont justify it so you can become your gracious self again. AQ UA RIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) Reassess your decision to stay with the status quo. It might seem like the sensible thing to do right now, but changes around you could make that choice a risky one. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) Move decisively but cautiously when dealing with a delicate personal matter. The fewer mistakes you make now, the less likely it is that the problem will recur later on. BORN THI S WEEK: You can find beauty where many cannot. 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What they don t realize is if recipes are pre pared with fresh items and cooked with corn oil, they can actually be adding benefits to their diet. According to USDA data, corn oil, such as MazolaCorn Oil, contains more choles terol-blocking plant sterols than any other cooking oil four times as many as olive oil. It also contains 40 percent more than canola oil. This will help the health fulness of everyone s fiestas. Setting a Healthier T ableWhether it s for a fiesta with friends, or a weeknight dinner it s possible to set a healthier table by using MazolaCorn Oil, so Mazolahas partnered with W omenHeart, the nation s only patient-centered or ganiza tion serving the 42 million women living with or who are at risk for heart disease, to encourage people to pledge to set a healthier table when they cook. Herb Mesa, The Next Food Network S tar finalist, celebrity chef and personal trainer who is working with Mazolato share the news about plant sterols, says By taking the Set a Healthier Table pledge on the MazolaFacebook page, you can show your commitment to health for both you and your family. To take an active role in your health, visit www.Facebook.com/MazolaBrand and pledge to increase the amount of plant sterols in your familys diet. For every pledge taken, Mazolawill donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000), to WomenHeart. For healthy fiesta recipes, visit www.mazola.com. Roasted Poblano Chicken Quesadillas Prep T ime: 10 to 15 minutes Cook T ime: 10 to 15 minutes Y ield: 6 servings 2 medium poblano peppers 2 cups (8 ounces) shr edded Mexican cheese blend 1 cup cooked, shr edded chicken 1/4 cup chopped fr esh cilantr o 1 teaspoon onion salt 6 8 to 10-inch flour tortillas 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil Roast peppers under the broiler, over a gas flame or on grill. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until surface skin on the peppers is blistered and charred. Using tongs, transfer peppers to a paper bag or a covered bowl and set aside until cool enough to handle. Rinse peppers under running water to remove stem, seeds, pith and all charred material. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Heat griddle or large skillet over mediumhigh heat, or place oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to 400F. Combine roasted pepper strips, cheese, chicken, cilantro and onion salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the filling and spread over one half of each tortilla. Fold remaining half over to form a semi-circle. Lightly brush both sides of quesadillas with corn oil. Heat quesadillas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. (For broiler method, place quesadillas on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.) Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Tips: Filling can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. For convenience, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Bananas Empanadas Prep T ime: 20 minutes Bake T ime: 20 minutes Y ield: 12 empanadas 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) spiced rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 packages (1 1.6 ounces each) empanada dough disks 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bananas, rum and cinnamon. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Separate each empanada disk and place on an oiled baking sheet. To assemble, place some filling mixture on half of the round disk, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold other half of pastry over filling, pressing edges to seal. Lightly brush each empanada with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 20 min utes, until pastry is golden. Favorite Foods Can Help Your HeartAccording to the FDA, clinical studies indicate that, when con sumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorp tion of cholesterol, which in turn can lower LDL cholesterol. And while 58 percent of Americans stated in a recent survey they believe corn oil is bad for you, corn oil is actually the cooking oil with the highest amount of plant sterols per serving. Incorporating corn oil whenever you use cooking oil, as well as consuming other foods containing plant sterols such as fruits, vege tables, nuts, seeds, cereals and legumes can contribute to a diet low in saturated fat and choles terol, which can have an important effect on health. Learn more at www.mazola.com.Fiesta Black Bean, Corn and Pepper SaladY ield: 18 servings Prep T ime: 30 minutes 1 tablespoon lime juice 1-1/2 tablespoons cilantr o, finely minced 3/4 cup queso fr esco cheese Saut garlic and onion in corn oil over medium heat in a lar ge skillet until slightly softened. Add cumin, chili powder salt, peppers and zucchini; continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add black beans and corn and continue cooking to heat through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. T ransfer to serving dish; squeeze 2 lime wedges over mixture and stir Garnish with remaining lime and cilantro. Serve warm or chilled. 2 teaspoons minced fr esh garlic 1/2 cup diced r ed onion 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup diced red pepper 1 cup diced zucchini 2 cans reduced sodium black beans (15 ounces each), drained and rinsed 2 cups frozen corn 1/2 cup salsa Oca l a P a lm s r e s i d e n ts e n jo y mini-cr ui se On April 12, 56 Ocala Palms residents boarded the V ictory Casino Cruise Line at Port Canaveral for a chance to "hit" big, either at the tables or with the "one-armed bandit." Whether "playing" or just enjoying the music on the deck, the mini-cruise proved to be a successful day for all. At the end of the day Heidi W illis and T om T race were among several happy winners. Organizers for this event were Ocala Palms residents, Jetta Hanover Bar bara Lietzel and Rene Hopkins. These ladies work very hard to arrange such outings. Copy and photos by Barb Dedics Peg Adams, Bev McKarge, Jan Miller and Patricia Hamill Barb Dedics, Ruby Kasper and Rene Hopkins Rene Hopkins, Barbara Lietzel and Jetta Hanover Phil Pelletier, Betty and Claude Roy, Percy and Sherene Pelletier Chris Septer and Marva Meredith Heidi Willis and Tom Trace Summer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new workers mind when they see their first pay stub: Wheres the rest of my money? Generally, employers are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare tax from a workers paycheck. The amounts you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes are matched by your employer. Usually the money that is withheld is referred to as Social Security taxes on the employees payroll statement. Sometimes the deduction is labeled as FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. So let us tell you how that money is being used, and whats in it for you. The taxes paid now translate to a lifetime of protection, when you eventually retire or if you become disabled. In the event that you die young, your dependent children and spouse may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work. Today you probably have family members grandparents, for example who already enjoy Social Security benefits that your Social Security taxes help provide. You may be a long way from retirement now, so you may find it hard to appreciate the value of benefits that could be 40 or 50 years away. But consider that your Social Security taxes could pay off sooner than you think. Social Security provides valuable disability benefits and studies show that a 20-yearold has about a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled sometime before reaching retirement age. Another bit of helpful advice for young workers: be wary if youre offered a job under the table or off the books. If you work for any employer who pays you only in cash, understand that youre likely not getting Social Security credit for the work youre doing. Want to learn more about Social Security and what it means to young workers? If so, we invite you to enjoy a webcast: Social Security 101: Whats In It For Me? The webcast will fill you in on the details you should know to get the most out of Social Security. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/social_security_101.html. If you have questions about Social Security, the best place to go is online to www.socialsecurity.gov. Adon Williams is district manager for Social Security in Ocala. Why young workers should care about Social Security Adon Williams S y m p h o n y U n d e r Th e S t ar sF ine Arts F or Ocala (F AFO) will hold the 19th annual Symphony Under The Stars on Sunday May 13, Mother s Day at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard, (formerly Ocala Municipal Golf Course). The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing a celebration of music from the last four decades. Symphony Under The Stars is a perfect way to spend Mother s Day The evening is family oriented and picnic baskets are encouraged. Spread a blanket, bring your own folding lawn chairs. Theres not a bad seat in the house. It is an evening of music under the stars that ends with a spectacular fireworks display (weather permit ting.) The fun begins when the gates open at 6 p.m. The concert starts at 7. There will be vendors selling food and drinks, or patrons may bring their own. Adirondack chairs may be reser ved by calling 352-867-0355. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, or in advance at: Carriage T rade, the F AFO office, F rancks Pharmacy Gateway Bank, Macys, Ocala Golf Club, Stellas Modern P antr y The V illages Plastic Surger y & Y ours T r uly

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7 6 W ednesday, May 9, 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 Mom still around? Make sure you call her Legislators cause damage to higher ed At a time when the state university system is struggling with massive cuts, Florida Gov. Rick Scotts decision to sign a bill creating a 12th university is flawed. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been sapped from the Florida university system and now legislators and the governor are creating a new university by splitting USF Polytechnic off from the University of South Florida despite the lack of a demonstrated need or public request to do so. Departing Senate budget chairman JD Alexander has led the charge making the formation of Florida Polytechnic his primary focus. Despite broad opposition, but that hasnt stopped Alexander from wielding his enormous influence to make it happen. Members of both sides of the legislative aisle have blasted the move, calling it a wasteful power play and saying the governor has broken his promise to voters to be fiscally responsible. Initially the university will lack accreditation, which will affect enrollment as the first class of students could well graduate without an accredited degree. This decision weakens the other established state universities and specifically hurts USF as more than $70 million will be transferred to Florida Polytechnic for the construction of a new campus. This is a classic case of a powerful state politician using his influence to drive home a pet project. The creation of a new university is not in Floridas best interest and not something driven by public interest it is driven by the personal interest of one man. Gov. Scott, who campaigned as an outsider, has allowed himself to be drawn in to the insider politics of Tallahassee and, in doing so, is damaging the future of higher education in Florida.Citrus County Chronicle Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters War on womenThe war on women is a false claim created by the liberal media and the current administration as a way to divide women and the conservative community. The majority of American women are much too intelligent to accept their plan. What began as a debate regarding the government demanding the Catholic Church pay for and furnish contraceptives to women who are covered under the Churchs health insurance suddenly became a bogus argument which the administration calls a war on women. Whether a majority of Catholic women of child-bearing age do or do not use contraceptives is not part of the debate. The fact is that the prescribed doctrine of the Catholic Church forbids the use of contraceptives and this doctrine is wellknown throughout Catholic congregations. The real war in this incidence is the governments attempt to ignore and overrule Amendment One of the Constitution which states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof -the administration is attempting to prohibit the free exercise of the Catholic Church and their established doctrine regarding contraceptives. The real war on women has been in existence since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court created Roe versus Wade, a law declaring abortion legal. This war is waged against women and their unborn children, both male and female. Abortion is the authentic war on women and is promoted by President Obama and his entire administration. Their advocacy for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion supplier in the world, has continued without interruption since the beginning of his administration. This organization reports hundreds of thousands of abortions performed each year. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. 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. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Jim Clark Editor This Year, Give MOM A Gift That Really Rocks. If youre looking for a Mothers Day gift that Mom will really love, look no farther than our front porch. Our Hinkle Rocking Chairs are hand-crafted and available in a variety of styles. 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 000BDS0 000BD8M ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun 12-8 ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT CALL FOR RESERVATIONS Treat Mom to a Feast Treat Mom to a Feast MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL: SURF & TURF Lobster Tail & Filet $ 22 95 or Hand Cut Prime Rib 1 Person $ 14 95 2 Person $ 22 50 Pick of two sides: Baked Potato, Pasta, Vegetable, French Fries The year was 1997. I was temporarily working out of state but came back to Ocala around New Years Day, visiting my family. We rode somewhere, I cant remember where, and when we got to my parents house, which is now my home, I got out of the car and opened the door for my 82year-old mom. She took my hand and got out of the car, but gave me a wistful look as she did so. That look sent chills through me I dont know why. I stayed at the house a couple more hours, then had to leave, driving by myself. That look haunted me for hours. About a week later, she collapsed and died of congestive heart failure in the bedroom of that same house. Somehow, she knew she was seeing me for the last time. There are certain built-in instincts that mothers have, that most of us men just dont understand. Through most of our lives, we take a lot of what they do for granted, but then suddenly theyre gone, and the love and importance of what they did for you over all those years really hits you. This will be my 16th Mothers Day without my mom, and let me tell you, it doesnt get any easier. As you look back, there are so many things you wish you had said or wish you had done that can never take place. On this annual weekend celebration, I have a bit of advice for all the people out there whose mother is still alive. Call her. If you have a grandmother who is still alive, same thing. Call her. In this day of e-mail, Twitter and Facebook, among others, its awfully easy to send a quick message saying Happy Mothers Day. Some may send cards, others may send flowers. But the best way to honor mom is to call her. Talk to her so she can hear your voice, hear your thoughts, talk to you and exchange ideas. A lot of mothers, especially those who live alone, sit there and just wait for the telephone to ring. There is no substitute for that personal contact that lets her know that you care. There are many times that I wish I could talk to my mother just one more time, to tell her I love her and I miss her. If your mother is still around, you still have that opportunity. Dont blow it.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Away from White House?Recently we hear a lot of criticism about President Obamas time away from the white house. Here are some facts to consider. At this time in the Presidents term he has taken 38 vacation days and he also spent 32 days at Camp David, for a total of 70 days away from the White House. G.W. Bush during that same time frame spent 102 days at his Crawford Ranch, he also spent 123 days at Camp David for a total of 225 days away from the White House. Ronald Reagan was absent for 436 days (more than a year ) during his two terms. President Clinton took the least of all, only 28 days. So what justifies this criticism of President Obama? John Toner Ocala Correspondents soughtThe West Marion Messenger is seeking volunteer correspondents for various communities in its circulation area, most notably Ocala Palms, Stone Creek and The Falls of Ocala, to gather and submit articles each week. It is not necessary that the correspondents write detailed stories, only that they gather news items from each community. If you are interested, please write editor@westmarionmessenger.com Avengers hit townThe movie The Avengers opened at the Marion Theater last week, and Friday night costumes appeared outside the theater. At the far left is Carter Moore, age 4, and to the left is Caleb Johnson, 5, of Forest Glenn in Ocala. Caleb was told to say cheese, and did so, despite the mask. It was all part of the Feel Downtown program Friday and Saturday in the downtown area.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7 6 W ednesday, May 9, 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 Mom still around? Make sure you call her Legislators cause damage to higher ed At a time when the state university system is struggling with massive cuts, Florida Gov. Rick Scotts decision to sign a bill creating a 12th university is flawed. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been sapped from the Florida university system and now legislators and the governor are creating a new university by splitting USF Polytechnic off from the University of South Florida despite the lack of a demonstrated need or public request to do so. Departing Senate budget chairman JD Alexander has led the charge making the formation of Florida Polytechnic his primary focus. Despite broad opposition, but that hasnt stopped Alexander from wielding his enormous influence to make it happen. Members of both sides of the legislative aisle have blasted the move, calling it a wasteful power play and saying the governor has broken his promise to voters to be fiscally responsible. Initially the university will lack accreditation, which will affect enrollment as the first class of students could well graduate without an accredited degree. This decision weakens the other established state universities and specifically hurts USF as more than $70 million will be transferred to Florida Polytechnic for the construction of a new campus. This is a classic case of a powerful state politician using his influence to drive home a pet project. The creation of a new university is not in Floridas best interest and not something driven by public interest it is driven by the personal interest of one man. Gov. Scott, who campaigned as an outsider, has allowed himself to be drawn in to the insider politics of Tallahassee and, in doing so, is damaging the future of higher education in Florida.Citrus County Chronicle Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters War on womenThe war on women is a false claim created by the liberal media and the current administration as a way to divide women and the conservative community. The majority of American women are much too intelligent to accept their plan. What began as a debate regarding the government demanding the Catholic Church pay for and furnish contraceptives to women who are covered under the Churchs health insurance suddenly became a bogus argument which the administration calls a war on women. Whether a majority of Catholic women of child-bearing age do or do not use contraceptives is not part of the debate. The fact is that the prescribed doctrine of the Catholic Church forbids the use of contraceptives and this doctrine is wellknown throughout Catholic congregations. The real war in this incidence is the governments attempt to ignore and overrule Amendment One of the Constitution which states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof -the administration is attempting to prohibit the free exercise of the Catholic Church and their established doctrine regarding contraceptives. The real war on women has been in existence since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court created Roe versus Wade, a law declaring abortion legal. This war is waged against women and their unborn children, both male and female. Abortion is the authentic war on women and is promoted by President Obama and his entire administration. Their advocacy for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion supplier in the world, has continued without interruption since the beginning of his administration. This organization reports hundreds of thousands of abortions performed each year. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. 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. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Jim Clark Editor This Year, Give MOM A Gift That Really Rocks. If youre looking for a Mothers Day gift that Mom will really love, look no farther than our front porch. Our Hinkle Rocking Chairs are hand-crafted and available in a variety of styles. 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 000BDS0 000BD8M ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun 12-8 ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT CALL FOR RESERVATIONS Treat Mom to a Feast Treat Mom to a Feast MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL: SURF & TURF Lobster Tail & Filet $ 22 95 or Hand Cut Prime Rib 1 Person $ 14 95 2 Person $ 22 50 Pick of two sides: Baked Potato, Pasta, Vegetable, French Fries The year was 1997. I was temporarily working out of state but came back to Ocala around New Years Day, visiting my family. We rode somewhere, I cant remember where, and when we got to my parents house, which is now my home, I got out of the car and opened the door for my 82year-old mom. She took my hand and got out of the car, but gave me a wistful look as she did so. That look sent chills through me I dont know why. I stayed at the house a couple more hours, then had to leave, driving by myself. That look haunted me for hours. About a week later, she collapsed and died of congestive heart failure in the bedroom of that same house. Somehow, she knew she was seeing me for the last time. There are certain built-in instincts that mothers have, that most of us men just dont understand. Through most of our lives, we take a lot of what they do for granted, but then suddenly theyre gone, and the love and importance of what they did for you over all those years really hits you. This will be my 16th Mothers Day without my mom, and let me tell you, it doesnt get any easier. As you look back, there are so many things you wish you had said or wish you had done that can never take place. On this annual weekend celebration, I have a bit of advice for all the people out there whose mother is still alive. Call her. If you have a grandmother who is still alive, same thing. Call her. In this day of e-mail, Twitter and Facebook, among others, its awfully easy to send a quick message saying Happy Mothers Day. Some may send cards, others may send flowers. But the best way to honor mom is to call her. Talk to her so she can hear your voice, hear your thoughts, talk to you and exchange ideas. A lot of mothers, especially those who live alone, sit there and just wait for the telephone to ring. There is no substitute for that personal contact that lets her know that you care. There are many times that I wish I could talk to my mother just one more time, to tell her I love her and I miss her. If your mother is still around, you still have that opportunity. Dont blow it.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Away from White House?Recently we hear a lot of criticism about President Obamas time away from the white house. Here are some facts to consider. At this time in the Presidents term he has taken 38 vacation days and he also spent 32 days at Camp David, for a total of 70 days away from the White House. G.W. Bush during that same time frame spent 102 days at his Crawford Ranch, he also spent 123 days at Camp David for a total of 225 days away from the White House. Ronald Reagan was absent for 436 days (more than a year ) during his two terms. President Clinton took the least of all, only 28 days. So what justifies this criticism of President Obama? John Toner Ocala Correspondents soughtThe West Marion Messenger is seeking volunteer correspondents for various communities in its circulation area, most notably Ocala Palms, Stone Creek and The Falls of Ocala, to gather and submit articles each week. It is not necessary that the correspondents write detailed stories, only that they gather news items from each community. If you are interested, please write editor@westmarionmessenger.com Avengers hit townThe movie The Avengers opened at the Marion Theater last week, and Friday night costumes appeared outside the theater. At the far left is Carter Moore, age 4, and to the left is Caleb Johnson, 5, of Forest Glenn in Ocala. Caleb was told to say cheese, and did so, despite the mask. It was all part of the Feel Downtown program Friday and Saturday in the downtown area.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5 8 W ednesday, May 9, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000B9L9 CANADIAN MEDS 000BDAM Quality Medications, Low Prices WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs 000BC61 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. 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What they don t realize is if recipes are pre pared with fresh items and cooked with corn oil, they can actually be adding benefits to their diet. According to USDA data, corn oil, such as MazolaCorn Oil, contains more choles terol-blocking plant sterols than any other cooking oil four times as many as olive oil. It also contains 40 percent more than canola oil. This will help the health fulness of everyone s fiestas. Setting a Healthier T ableWhether it s for a fiesta with friends, or a weeknight dinner it s possible to set a healthier table by using MazolaCorn Oil, so Mazolahas partnered with W omenHeart, the nation s only patient-centered or ganiza tion serving the 42 million women living with or who are at risk for heart disease, to encourage people to pledge to set a healthier table when they cook. Herb Mesa, The Next Food Network S tar finalist, celebrity chef and personal trainer who is working with Mazolato share the news about plant sterols, says By taking the Set a Healthier Table pledge on the MazolaFacebook page, you can show your commitment to health for both you and your family. To take an active role in your health, visit www.Facebook.com/MazolaBrand and pledge to increase the amount of plant sterols in your familys diet. For every pledge taken, Mazolawill donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000), to WomenHeart. For healthy fiesta recipes, visit www.mazola.com. Roasted Poblano Chicken Quesadillas Prep T ime: 10 to 15 minutes Cook T ime: 10 to 15 minutes Y ield: 6 servings 2 medium poblano peppers 2 cups (8 ounces) shr edded Mexican cheese blend 1 cup cooked, shr edded chicken 1/4 cup chopped fr esh cilantr o 1 teaspoon onion salt 6 8 to 10-inch flour tortillas 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil Roast peppers under the broiler, over a gas flame or on grill. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until surface skin on the peppers is blistered and charred. Using tongs, transfer peppers to a paper bag or a covered bowl and set aside until cool enough to handle. Rinse peppers under running water to remove stem, seeds, pith and all charred material. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Heat griddle or large skillet over mediumhigh heat, or place oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to 400F. Combine roasted pepper strips, cheese, chicken, cilantro and onion salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the filling and spread over one half of each tortilla. Fold remaining half over to form a semi-circle. Lightly brush both sides of quesadillas with corn oil. Heat quesadillas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. (For broiler method, place quesadillas on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.) Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Tips: Filling can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. For convenience, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Bananas Empanadas Prep T ime: 20 minutes Bake T ime: 20 minutes Y ield: 12 empanadas 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) spiced rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 packages (1 1.6 ounces each) empanada dough disks 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bananas, rum and cinnamon. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Separate each empanada disk and place on an oiled baking sheet. To assemble, place some filling mixture on half of the round disk, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold other half of pastry over filling, pressing edges to seal. Lightly brush each empanada with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 20 min utes, until pastry is golden. Favorite Foods Can Help Your HeartAccording to the FDA, clinical studies indicate that, when con sumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorp tion of cholesterol, which in turn can lower LDL cholesterol. And while 58 percent of Americans stated in a recent survey they believe corn oil is bad for you, corn oil is actually the cooking oil with the highest amount of plant sterols per serving. Incorporating corn oil whenever you use cooking oil, as well as consuming other foods containing plant sterols such as fruits, vege tables, nuts, seeds, cereals and legumes can contribute to a diet low in saturated fat and choles terol, which can have an important effect on health. Learn more at www.mazola.com.Fiesta Black Bean, Corn and Pepper SaladY ield: 18 servings Prep T ime: 30 minutes 1 tablespoon lime juice 1-1/2 tablespoons cilantr o, finely minced 3/4 cup queso fr esco cheese Saut garlic and onion in corn oil over medium heat in a lar ge skillet until slightly softened. Add cumin, chili powder salt, peppers and zucchini; continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add black beans and corn and continue cooking to heat through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. T ransfer to serving dish; squeeze 2 lime wedges over mixture and stir Garnish with remaining lime and cilantro. Serve warm or chilled. 2 teaspoons minced fr esh garlic 1/2 cup diced r ed onion 2 tablespoons MazolaCorn Oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup diced red pepper 1 cup diced zucchini 2 cans reduced sodium black beans (15 ounces each), drained and rinsed 2 cups frozen corn 1/2 cup salsa Oca l a P a lm s r e s i d e n ts e n jo y mini-cr ui se On April 12, 56 Ocala Palms residents boarded the V ictory Casino Cruise Line at Port Canaveral for a chance to "hit" big, either at the tables or with the "one-armed bandit." Whether "playing" or just enjoying the music on the deck, the mini-cruise proved to be a successful day for all. At the end of the day Heidi W illis and T om T race were among several happy winners. Organizers for this event were Ocala Palms residents, Jetta Hanover Bar bara Lietzel and Rene Hopkins. These ladies work very hard to arrange such outings. Copy and photos by Barb Dedics Peg Adams, Bev McKarge, Jan Miller and Patricia Hamill Barb Dedics, Ruby Kasper and Rene Hopkins Rene Hopkins, Barbara Lietzel and Jetta Hanover Phil Pelletier, Betty and Claude Roy, Percy and Sherene Pelletier Chris Septer and Marva Meredith Heidi Willis and Tom Trace Summer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new workers mind when they see their first pay stub: Wheres the rest of my money? Generally, employers are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare tax from a workers paycheck. The amounts you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes are matched by your employer. Usually the money that is withheld is referred to as Social Security taxes on the employees payroll statement. Sometimes the deduction is labeled as FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. So let us tell you how that money is being used, and whats in it for you. The taxes paid now translate to a lifetime of protection, when you eventually retire or if you become disabled. In the event that you die young, your dependent children and spouse may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work. Today you probably have family members grandparents, for example who already enjoy Social Security benefits that your Social Security taxes help provide. You may be a long way from retirement now, so you may find it hard to appreciate the value of benefits that could be 40 or 50 years away. But consider that your Social Security taxes could pay off sooner than you think. Social Security provides valuable disability benefits and studies show that a 20-yearold has about a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled sometime before reaching retirement age. Another bit of helpful advice for young workers: be wary if youre offered a job under the table or off the books. If you work for any employer who pays you only in cash, understand that youre likely not getting Social Security credit for the work youre doing. Want to learn more about Social Security and what it means to young workers? If so, we invite you to enjoy a webcast: Social Security 101: Whats In It For Me? The webcast will fill you in on the details you should know to get the most out of Social Security. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/social_security_101.html. If you have questions about Social Security, the best place to go is online to www.socialsecurity.gov. Adon Williams is district manager for Social Security in Ocala. Why young workers should care about Social Security Adon Williams S y m p h o n y U n d e r Th e S t ar sF ine Arts F or Ocala (F AFO) will hold the 19th annual Symphony Under The Stars on Sunday May 13, Mother s Day at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard, (formerly Ocala Municipal Golf Course). The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing a celebration of music from the last four decades. Symphony Under The Stars is a perfect way to spend Mother s Day The evening is family oriented and picnic baskets are encouraged. Spread a blanket, bring your own folding lawn chairs. Theres not a bad seat in the house. It is an evening of music under the stars that ends with a spectacular fireworks display (weather permit ting.) The fun begins when the gates open at 6 p.m. The concert starts at 7. There will be vendors selling food and drinks, or patrons may bring their own. Adirondack chairs may be reser ved by calling 352-867-0355. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, or in advance at: Carriage T rade, the F AFO office, F rancks Pharmacy Gateway Bank, Macys, Ocala Golf Club, Stellas Modern P antr y The V illages Plastic Surger y & Y ours T r uly

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Saturday, May 12 High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfastThe Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 13 Brunch at West Marion MooseThe Mothers Day Brunch at the West Marion Moose Lodge will be May 13 and is open to the public. An additional treat is a flower gift for each mom. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is invited to this special Mothers Day Event. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200, across from Oak run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200.Tuesday, May 15 Commission to start earlyThe May 15 Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the McPherson Complex Auditorium (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). The meeting will recess at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 1:30 p.m., if necessary. If reconvening is not necessary, the regularly scheduled zoning meeting will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323.Bahia Oaks homeowners to meetBahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association (BOHA) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala. All homeowners are invited.Thursday, May 17 Air Force Association meetsThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its May meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Representatives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Division of Emergency Management, will brief us on what to do if a hurricane hits our part of Florida. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328.Saturday, May 19 Two-day show for Dunnellon HighThe Hallelujah Girls will be presented by the Dunnellon High School Drama Club at the historic Dunnellon Train Depot on May 19, 7 p.m. and May 20, 3:30 p.m. This play is a joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" The train depot is in historic downtown Dunnellon at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at Dunnellon High School at 352-465-6745 for more information.Scandinavian Club to meetThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Chicken Cordon Bleu or Bourbon Salmon with rice, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Silver and Ivory. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations, food preference and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 16th of May. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Sunday, May 20 West Port student concert at UCCDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music.Monday, May 21 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J. Green American Legion Post # 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976.Tuesday, May 29 Breast cancer group to meetThe Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 104. The May 29 meeting will be a presentation by Knan Lee, who will speak and demonstrate Hatha Yoga, which relaxes the body and mind, improves musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates health and well being. For further information, call Gail Tirpak at 352-2916904.Sunday, June 3 Blueberry Festival plannedOn Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 3810 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd. (U.S. Highway 27), the inaugural Blueberry Festival will take place, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, a baking contest, 50/50 raffle, book sale, plants, a food area and fresh blueberries. There will also be Horebowtique Mini Therapy pigs, Brick City Oil Slickers VW Club, Ocala K-9 Unit, Ocala Carriage rides, Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet and the Blueberry Princess. Admission is $1 for adults Children under 12 are free. For more information call 352-291-1962 or email at pbennighof@gmail. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9 4 W ednesday, May 9, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messengeroffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday 000BE7H 6-V T605 only $ 479 8-V T875 only $ 579 12-V T1275 only $ 589 6-V P2000 only $ 419 000BC7J 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER O CALA G OLF C ART S UPERCENTER Stop before you buy and visit us! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Same Day Service Guaranteed People Driven People Driven Free Pick-up within 10 miles only $ 4,495 was $4,795 Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standard only $ 5,495 was $5,995 Flip Back Seat only $399 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL $250 OFF ANY CART TILL 5/15/12 A RIES ( March 21 to April 19) You Ewes and Rams will find your ideas cheered by a mostly receptive flock. Those few dissenters could well be turned around by your charm and powers of persuasion. TAU R US ( April 20 to May 20) Its time for the bold and beautiful Bovine to shake off the dust of the past and shape up with new ideas for the future. This could surprise some folks, but theyll soon adjust. GEM INI ( May 21 to J une 20) Those nagging new doubts about an upcoming decision should alert you to step back (at least temporarily) so you can reassess its potential impact from a new perspective. CA NC ER (June 21 to J uly 22) That unpleasant situation you hoped would go away by itself needs immediate attention before it affects an upcoming decision. Expect your supporters to rally around your cause. LE O (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youre moving up and away from that recent setback. But remain cautious about finances. An exercise in thrift today helps cushion a possible end-of-the-month money squeeze. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) Youre still dealing with overtones of pessimism that cause you to doubt your ability to make some needed changes. But the negative pressures will ease up by weeks end. LIBR A ( Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) There could be some fallout from the way you handled a recent family problem. But those who know that you were in the right wont hesitate to step in on your behalf. SCORPI O ( Oct. 23 to N ov 21) Financial strains ease by weeks end. Meanwhile, focus on cultivating that new relationship if you hope to have it blossom into something more meaningful. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec. 21) Health matters once again dominate the week. Be careful not to ignore recurrences of an old problem. An almost-forgotten commitment resurfaces. CAP RICORN ( Dec. 22 to J an. 19) The emergence of an unusual selfish streak could dismay those close to you. Defy it dont justify it so you can become your gracious self again. AQ UA RIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) Reassess your decision to stay with the status quo. It might seem like the sensible thing to do right now, but changes around you could make that choice a risky one. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) Move decisively but cautiously when dealing with a delicate personal matter. The fewer mistakes you make now, the less likely it is that the problem will recur later on. BORN THI S WEEK: You can find beauty where many cannot. 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This is a very important week. This is the week the mail carriers collect non-perishable food for the Stamp Out Hunger drive. This is a yearly project of the National Association of Letter Carriers. This is the 20th year for this event. Saturday, the 12th, is the official day of collection, but as in past years, there will be collection boxes at the Clubhouse all of this week. Robby (the mail carrier for some of us) says it is a great help if we put the contributions at the Clubhouse instead of on our mailboxes. However, if you cant get to the Clubhouse, then, please, put your canned good in a plastic bag on your mail box. If you happen to notice a lot of splashing at the pool, its just the water aerobics classes. Classes are held every morning. This is a fun way to get in that aerobic exercise we all need. If you are interested, just come to the pool any morning. The May ladies luncheon is Friday, the 11th. We will be meeting at the new Big Apple Eatery at Noon. The Big Apple Eatery is now located in the Ramada Inn (the former Pinstripe Restaurant). Please call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin to make reservations. Sunday, the 13th is a very important day its Mothers Day. In 1912, West Virginia was the first state to officially adopt Mothers Day as a day to honor all mothers. Then in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Congressional resolution establishing a national Mothers Day. Anna Jarvis is credited with the success of designating a day to honor all mothers. Ironically, she never had any children of her own. She often expressed dismay over the commercialization of the day. She once said, I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit. Happy Mothers Day to all mothers! The annual National Day of Prayer was Thursday, May 3, an event celebrated across the nation. This years theme was One Nation Under God, inspired by Psalms 33:12, Blessed is the nation whose God is our Lord. The National Day of Prayer stretches back to 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for guidance in forming the new nation. President Abraham Lincoln later called for a day of prayer in 1863 and President Harry Truman signed a joint resolution of Congress in 1952 declaring an annual national day of prayer. President Ronald Reagan, in 1988, permanently set the event for the first Thursday of May. Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the 5th? This day commemorates the Mexican armys victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This is not Mexican Independence Day that is Sept. 15. This is not a national holiday, but rather a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, freedom, and liberty; its also a good excuse to enjoy some good Mexican food and a Margarita. Mark your calendars! May 21 is the pot luck dinner and ice cream bar at the Clubhouse. You should have received the QMPOA census request form. Please return the completed forms to the QMPOA mailbox in the clubhouse, or call any board member for more information. Gabriela: Its a great opportunity, if they think theyre capable and theyll do the work, I say they should go for it. It helps us get more mature and get ready for what happens after we graduate. And it helps us prepare, and it saves us two years. Do you worry at all about going into a four-year school as a junior, where youll be some of the youngest in you class.? Do you worry about fitting in?Justin: The way this program has taught me, age doesnt mean anything. The way your mind works, you can be a 15-year old and have the mind of a 30year old. It helps plan your future. If you think youre not going to fit in, thats not going to help you. Age is just a number. Its about how you put in your work and your effort, thats all that really matters in college.Dakota: I consider it an honor to be so young and to be able to rise to such an occasion, being a junior and being a freshman at the same time. Im blown away by the opportunity given to me.Gabriela: We take classes at CF, we encounter people much older us. We learn to be able to encounter other students. I think it will be a great chance, a great opportunity. What are your extracurricular activities?Justin: I am in theater, so I am here almost every single day until 9 p.m. Its a lot of work, but Ive been able to manage and organize how I study, how I take notes, how I do my homework, helped me to develop an organized lifestyle. Hes behind the scenes, building sets, lighting up the show, doing the sound, the little things youre not supposed to notice.Dakota: I am in the band, play trumpet. That includes the marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, its been a phenomenal experience, helped me be the leader I am. Ive been band captain, been quartermaster, given responsibility in charge of so many people, with power comes responsibility. Its been a challenge.Gabriela: I was in ROTC for three years, they teach you leadership, they have many different activities. Like the military they have rankings and the higher you get, the more people you have underneath you. Im also on the tennis team. Did it ever occur to you, wow, were graduating before getting out of high school?Justin: It hasnt hit me yet, but after I look back on all the work that Ive done the past two years, Ive gone through a lot, and its definitely changed how my mindset is and it has made be a better person.Dakota: I absolutely feel that I have met my potential, and I really feel that I made my mom proud. And that was something rally big for me. Im not a statistic.Gabriela: I feel accomplished, Im graduating tomorrow, and I still cant believe I can say Im graduating from college before I graduate from high school. Is there anything you want to add?Gabriela: The professors here are incredible, leaving a lasting impact on me, I definitely recommend it. Its a great experience, you wont miss out. Dakota: I think being at West Port and CF dual enrollment has really opened the door for me, you can go to college now, you can save money, you dont have to be a statistic. Its been a challenge, but its been awesome, you can let the next generation know what to look out for.Justin: I cant stress enough how many opportunities you have if youre in this program. If you just graduate with a high school diploma, you have to take courses for two years in college spending money that doesnt have to be spent. With these two years, we have so much more time, freedom and money to use for our benefit. Weve all grown up together. It expands your mind because of how well the professors teach, how well they involve their students, how well theyre organized. Everything about this program has been able to better me as a person and get me prepared for what life really is. Have you talked to your older relatives to see what it was like when they went to high school?Justin: My family grew up in California told me I was blessed with this wonderful opportunity. After listening to them and going through all these courses, all the rigorous and tedious things, I can see what a better all-around person Ive become.Dakota: My grandmother told me school wasnt really a priority for many students. They said the schools didnt offer as much as they did now. They didnt have honors courses, didnt have advanced placement courses.Gabriela: My family is from Ecuador, everything is much different. My mom says she wishes they had this. 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When our recent visit in Ohio concluded, we headed for the airport. I do not mind traveling, but my least favorite mode is the airplane. The reason being, of course, is the airport itself. In my opinion, someone devised the modern airport to intimidate the average traveler. Arriving at the airport, we immediately headed for the ticket counter where we received our boarding passes. Then we surrendered our luggage to the personnel behind the counter, not knowing if we would ever see that same luggage again in our lifetime. Someday I hope to visit all the places my luggage has seen. Next, we made our way through the security booth. As you know, they do not permit metal through this gate. If a passenger passes through and a buzzer goes off, he is summoned back for guards to examine his personal effects to detect the offensive object. I went through about 17 times. Not until I got down to my underwear did the security personnel determine there must be a defect in the radar detection equipment. (I plan to file my briefs in a Florida court this week.) Finally, we left the security area and I started feeling a little more confident until we came to a big sign over the entryway. My wife and I found little comfort in the words written: Terminal Entrance. Contrary to their friendly little sign, I did, in fact have plans of returning. Our flight plan called for a two hour stopover before arriving at our final destination. Nothing quite compares to spending a free hour or two at an airport. Did I say free? Allow me to recount that opinion. There is absolutely nothing free at an airport. I cannot prove it, but I am sure they have figured out a way to charge for the air we breathe. For instance, a 15 cent cup of coffee can cost in the neighborhood of $17.95. I dont even like visiting that neighborhood. If I lived there, I would move. However, being the good natured, charming individual that I am, it does not take much to make me happy. All I need to allay any stress is a simple cup of coffee. Have you ever noticed how things seem to go a lot easier with a steaming jolt of java? With a full hour to spare at the airport, my wife and I looked for something to occupy our time. Then I espied the perfect diversion. With a mischievous twinkle in my left eye, I looked at my wife and said, Lets get a cup of coffee and relax a while. One thing I can always count on my wife, she knows a good thing when she hears it. Unfortunately, she does not hear it too often from my lips. Walking over to the coffee shop and, being the man, I approached the counter to place our order. I would like two regular coffees, I said with anticipation to the young woman behind the counter. The thing that makes a man a man is that he always knows what he wants. It is that confidence that separates the men from the boys. The young woman looked at me, snapped her chewing gum several times and said in a monotone, Marvelous, you want espresso or cappuccino? No, Miss, I replied as cool and sophisticated as any gentleman you will ever meet. No, Miss. We just want two plain coffees. Kn o w ing wha t y o u w an t j us t a p l ain cu p o f c o f f e e, p l ease James Snyder See S NYD ER, Page 11

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G ARAGE D OOR R EP AIR 10 Y ears Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www .RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSF ORM Y OUR G ARA GE 000BBZZ Y our ser vice was most appreciated after a long flight & we did not have to worr y about leaving our car for 10 days! Thank you Richard! -Barb Murphy, Publisher/Coffee News No Ride Share! No Stops! Licensed & Insured For Y our Safety! Fairfield Village With many of our neighbors going the way of the snow birds soon, there were some adjustments made in the Social Activities Committee that were announced at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 1, at 6 p.m. Carol Starr has left to return north for the summer and her secretarial duties will be assumed during her absence by Norma Powers. Norma will relinquish the responsibilities once Carol returns in the fall. Both ladies do such an excellent job and are very much appreciated for all that they do for the community. Plans for upcoming Memorial Day festivities were announced and neighbors present were reminded of the need for extra side dishes even though the main part of the menu will be furnished. The celebration will be held on Sunday, May 27, and those members who have not already picked up their tickets were encouraged to do so and to remind others who might not know to do that. There will be the Fourth of July barbecue and then other activities coming up early in the fall including the Halloween fun that was not a part of last years calendar. Though it was one of the most popular of our events, it had to be left out last year. This year, the costumes and the fun will resume and the photos might really surprise some readers. Water aerobics is resuming each morning although Toni Belcher will have to remain on the poolside for a bit longer while she recovers from recent surgery. Until her return, her husband, Chuck, has volunteered to be the instructor/leader until Toni is released by her doctor. Chuck may have some new ideas for the mostly female group, so I may just have to go get some photos to check out what is going on up there in the morning hours. LOL as the texters would add. We have a number of new members of our community, and they are beginning to find out that lots of things are available at the Clubhouse and lots of nice people are there participating. We welcome all these new people and hope that any of them who have ideas for me to include in my writing will contact me, and I will do all that I can to make use of the information. My email is pbgeissal@aol.com or phone number is 352-6946251. By the time this goes to press, we will be approaching Mothers Day Weekend. May I extend best wishes to all the mothers and those who have taken the role of mother to many people. To say that there is no greater role is such an understatement. I was blessed to have my mom live to be almost 86 years old and I loved every moment that I was able to spend with her. She was a most wonderful and talented lady and I miss her daily. I hope she is smiling down from Heaven when I say Happy Mothers Day, Mom! In the meantime, I hope that I can continue to say with certainty that Fairfield Village is a place where so many special mothers live that they help to make our community a lively place filled with lovely (and lovable) people. Fairfield SAC meeting focuses on planning Priscilla Geissal Looking very serious and studying information to give to those present are Sandi Ford, Norma Powers, Loretta Zang, and Toni Belcher of Fairfield's SAC. Below, some of those who attended the meeting. She looked at me as only a waitress behind a counter can and rattled off names I have never heard before. As best I could understand, they were flavors or kinds of espresso coffee. Finally, when she took a breath I jumped in and said with all the confidence I could muster without compromising my good nature, No, Miss. I dont want any espresso, just a regular cup of coffee. Exactly, she said with a falsetto smile. Most people enjoy our cappuccinos. What kind of cappuccino would you like. Then she rattled off an endless list of cappuccino flavors, most I had never heard of before. About this time, the caffeine deficiency began seeping into my attitude. I think that somewhere in our constitution is the right to order regular coffee at a price that does not compromise the mortgage on my home. Young lady, I said as calmly as possible under the circumstances, listen to me very carefully. I want coffee. Not espresso. Not cappuccino. Just two cups of plain, regular, good old American coffee. Oh, she said in a burst of enlightenment. You want coffee. Why didnt you say so in the first place? There is no satisfaction more fulfilling than finally getting through and arriving at a common understanding. Now, she said in a confidential tone, what flavor coffee do you want? Columbian, French Vanilla, Cinnamon, Chocolate Mint, Swiss Mocha . There is only one place I know where I can get exactly what I need. Jesus put it this way; And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it (John 14:13 14 KJV). If you need anything from the Lord, just ask. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKMid-Florida Duck DerbyThe Mid-Florida Duck Derby will be Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park. For a suggested $5 donation to Childrrens Home Society, which set up this table on the Square last Friday, you can adopt a duck for the day and have a chance to win great prizes. You can make your donation at the Derby on Saturday.

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........5 Quail Meadow....10 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 Social Security Page 5 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BDUM MARION WOODS Independent Retir ement Living $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! $ 99 MOVES YOU IN! CALL NOW AND SAVE $3,600 MARION WOODS 352-671-1700 1661 SE 31st Street, Ocala, FL 34471 *For a limited time. Restrictions apply. See managers for details. In the mood to have some fun and meet new friends? Come to Marion Woods and find out what the smiles are all about. Youll love it. Mom does! 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Three of the graduates gave their views during an interview the day before graduation from CF. Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz described what was going through their minds during their two-year course. Here are some of their responses: How long have you been in the local school system?Justin: I came from West Palm Beach in the sixth grade.Dakota: All the way through.Gabriela: I came here in the seventh grade from Miami. When did you first realize that you could get a head start on things?Justin: I first heard about the dual enrollment program as a freshman. My friend who was a junior graduated with her AA, and I thought that was really cool. He said he thought he could do that if he tried really hard.Dakota: Everything starts at home, so my mom, who is a single mom, believed that her child would not become a statistic, then put me through advanced programs, first private schools and then magnet schools. Tomorrows the big day; it all pays off.Gabriela: Ive always been in advanced courses, and I thought Id give it a shot, that I could do it, and here I am, Im graduating tomorrow. What do you want to do in the future?Justin: Im majoring at UCF in light design and my goal is to get a masters in technical theater, and Im going to double major in computer engineering.Dakota: A major passion of mine has been the human mind, why were thinking what were thinking, what youre thinking, I kind of want to go and learn more about psychology. He plans to attend Regent University in Virginia Beach.Gabriela: I am majoring in international relations and minoring in foreign languages. She will be attending UCF. What kind of courses did you have to take out of the norm?Justin: We had to take the basic courses last year, this year we could expand and take what we wanted to take. And I think the most fascinating course I took was human growth and development, and what that is, is how the human mind adapts over time, through trials and tribulations, eventually to death, and how they cope with death. That was my favorite course.Dakota: Actually, Ive gone through a transitional period over the past few months. I wanted to do accounting for such a long time so I was taking pre-calculus, economics all at a college level. It really opened my eyes into how our economy works, which is phenomenal to know. But it wasnt my calling.Gabriela: My favorite course was sociology. I got to learn about religion, you learn about government and economics, there was a whole bunch of variety. What do you say to fellow students who might be coming into the program?Justin: I would tell them to just try their hardest. It never hurts to take a chance on something that could change your life completely, and by taking this chance being able to get two years of college out of the way, saves us so much time by being able to take those prerequisites instead of taking them in actual college. Were able to expand on our major more and in depth.Dakota: It gives a solid foundation in time management, which is one of the most important things that you can do as a productive member of society. You need to pay your bills on time, you have deadlines and quotas to meet, depending on your profession, so this really gives you an introduction on how life is, and the workload of life. Graduating before they graduate PHOTO BY JIM CLARKFrom the left, Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz, each 17 years old, pose before being interviewed at West Port High School Thursday, May 3. WPHS seniors get college diplomas at CF commencement Please see GRADUATION, Page 3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDerby hat winnerRachel Kaser, left, won the prize basket for her Kentucky Derby hat on the Downtown Square in Ocala Saturday. Angie Lewis presents the prize, while other contestants look on. More photos, Page 12 Letter carriers to collect food this SaturdayOn Saturday, May 12, letter carriers throughout Marion County will participate in the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger. This annual effort has become the largest one-day food drive in the nations history, resulting in more than a half billion pounds of food to local food banks, pantries and shelters in all 50 states. Last year in Marion County, 278,500 pounds of nonperishable food was collected and donated to Interfaith Emergency Services for distribution to the Salvation Army, Brothers Keeper, St. Theresas Catholic Church and the Help Agency of the Forest food banks. The Ocala Post Office was ranked first in the nation in their union member category for the fifth year for the communitys outstanding effort in supporting this program. In Marion County alone, more than one million pounds of food has been collected. Postal customers are asked to hang a food donation on their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail on Saturday, May 12, and the carrier will do the rest. Collection barrels will also be set up at all Post Office branches to accommodate those with Post Office Boxes. For individuals interested in volunteering for the collection and unloading/loading, please call Thomas Curtis at 572-5634. Service hours for high school students are available. United Way of Marion County, USPS, Campbells, Valpak, Feeding America, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and AFL-CIO have partnered with the NALC to help stamp out hunger. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKAvengers downtownSome of the small children shied away from the Black Widow, left, of the Avengers, but Sue McCue of northern Ocala, right, had no problem posing with the character from the movie Friday evening. More photos, Page 7. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDerby Day DowntownThis was the lineup of Derby hat entries in the contest on the Downtown Square in Ocala Saturday. Below, some people gathered around the big televisions to watch the festivities from Louisville. These folks are watching trainer Bob Baffert being interviewed during the pre-race walk.



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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........5 Quail Meadow....10 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 6 WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 Social Security Page 5 Puzzles Page 9 12 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BDUM 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! Friendship Center Golf Cars 8441 S.W. Hwy. 200, Suite 121, Ocala, FL 3448 1 Mon.-Sat. 8:30am 5:00pm 352-854-2060 SALES, SERVICE & ACCESSORIES Ask about our full line of Utility & Rough Terrain Vehicles All 6 Months No Payments/Deferred Interest are subject to a one-time $50.00 Processing Fee and Florida DOC Stamp Fees on Purchases of $1500.00 or Greater with Approved Credit. Drive FREE for 6 Months $ 0 PAYMENT INTEREST DOWN OR 1.9% FOR 36 MONTHS* AUTHORIZED DEALER 000BC6A Stressed out at work ? Make a play date with a Club Car Precedent golf car. These dependable, stylish vehicles get you out of the house and into the open air. Whether you want to drive through the neighborhood or off the first tee . go solo or spe nd some time with the family, a Club Car golf car will release your inner child. For promotional detail s, visit your local deale r. T605, 6 Volt $ 583 00 P2000, 6 Volt $ 530 00 T105, 6 Volt $ 643 00 T875, 8 V olt $ 673 00 T1275, 12 Volt $ 683 00 Prices Include Sales Tax & EPA, Plus At-Home Installation G o l f C a r G o l f C a r Golf Car B a t t e r i e s B a t t e r i e s Batteries 000BC6A BY JIM CLARK Editor Last Friday, 42 West Port High School seniors graduated before they graduated. After taking advanced courses from the College of Central Florida, the 42 received their Associate Degrees at the CF graduation last Friday evening more than a month before their scheduled June 7 commencement exercises at West Ports campus. Three of the graduates gave their views during an interview the day before graduation from CF. Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz described what was going through their minds during their two-year course. Here are some of their responses: How long have you been in the local school system? Justin : I came from West Palm Beach in the sixth grade. Dakota : All the way through.Gabriela : I came here in the seventh grade from Miami. When did you first realize that you could get a head start on things? Justin : I first heard about the dual enrollment program as a freshman. My friend who was a junior graduated with her AA, and I thought that was really cool. He said he thought he could do that if he tried really hard. Dakota : Everything starts at home, so my mom, who is a single mom, believed that her child would not become a statistic, then put me through advanced programs, first private schools and then magnet schools. Tomorrows the big day; it all pays off. Gabriela : Ive always been in advanced courses, and I thought Id give it a shot, that I could do it, and here I am, Im graduating tomorrow. What do you want to do in the future? Justin : Im majoring at UCF in light design and my goal is to get a masters in technical theater, and Im going to double major in computer engineering. Dakota : A major passion of mine has been the human mind, why were thinking what were thinking, what youre thinking, I kind of want to go and learn more about psychology. He plans to attend Regent University in Virginia Beach.Gabriela : I am majoring in international relations and minoring in foreign languages. She will be attending UCF. What kind of courses did you have to take out of the norm? Justin : We had to take the basic courses last year, this year we could expand and take what we wanted to take. And I think the most fascinating course I took was human growth and development, and what that is, is how the human mind adapts over time, through trials and tribulations, eventually to death, and how they cope with death. That was my favorite course. Dakota : Actually, Ive gone through a transitional period over the past few months. I wanted to do accounting for such a long time so I was taking pre-calculus, economics all at a college level. It really opened my eyes into how our economy works, which is phenomenal to know. But it wasnt my calling.Gabriela : My favorite course was sociology. I got to learn about religion, you learn about government and economics, there was a whole bunch of variety. What do you say to fellow students who might be coming into the program? Justin : I would tell them to just try their hardest. It never hurts to take a chance on something that could change your life completely, and by taking this chance being able to get two years of college out of the way, saves us so much time by being able to take those prerequisites instead of taking them in actual college. Were able to expand on our major more and in depth. Dakota : It gives a solid foundation in time management, which is one of the most important things that you can do as a productive member of society. You need to pay your bills on time, you have deadlines and quotas to meet, depending on your profession, so this really gives you an introduction on how life is, and the workload of life. Graduating before they graduate PHOTO BY JIM CLARKFrom the left, Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz, each 17 years old, pose before being interviewed at West Port High School Thursday, May 3. WPHS seniors get college diplomas at CF commencement Please see GRADUATION Page 3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDerby hat winner Rachel Kaser, left, won the prize basket for her Kentucky Derby hat on the Downtown Square in Ocala Saturday. Angie Lewis presents the prize, while other contestants look on. More photos, Page 12 Letter carriers to collect food this SaturdayOn Saturday, May 12, letter carriers throughout Marion County will participate in the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger. This annual effort has become the largest one-day food drive in the nations history, resulting in more than a half billion pounds of food to local food banks, pantries and shelters in all 50 states. Last year in Marion County, 278,500 pounds of nonperishable food was collected and donated to Interfaith Emergency Services for distribution to the Salvation Army, Brothers Keeper, St. Theresas Catholic Church and the Help Agency of the Forest food banks. The Ocala Post Office was ranked first in the nation in their union member category for the fifth year for the communitys outstanding effort in supporting this program. In Marion County alone, more than one million pounds of food has been collected. Postal customers are asked to hang a food donation on their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail on Saturday, May 12, and the carrier will do the rest. Collection barrels will also be set up at all Post Office branches to accommodate those with Post Office Boxes. For individuals interested in volunteering for the collection and unloading/loading, please call Thomas Curtis at 572-5634. Service hours for high school students are available. United Way of Marion County, USPS, Campbells, Valpak, Feeding America, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and AFL-CIO have partnered with the NALC to help stamp out hunger. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKAvengers downtownSome of the small children shied away from the Black Widow, left, of the Avengers, but Sue McCue of northern Ocala, right, had no problem posing with the character from the movie Friday evening. More photos, Page 7. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDerby Day Downtown This was the lineup of Derby hat entries in the contest on the Downtown Square in Ocala Saturday. Below, some people gathered around the big televisions to watch the festivities from Louisville. These folks are watching trainer Bob Baffert being interviewed during the pre-race walk.

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G ARAGE D OOR R EPAIR 10 Years Experience ~ Licensed and Insured www.RetractScreen.com T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E T R A N S F O R M Y O U R G A R A G E TRANSFORM YOUR GARAGE 000BBZZ Your service was most appreciated after a long flight & we did not have to worry about leaving our car for 10 days! Thank you Richard! -Barb Murphy, Publisher/Coffee News No Ride Share! No Stops! Licensed & Insured For Your Safety! Fairfield Village W ith many of our neighbors going the way of the snow birds soon, there were some adjustments made in the Social Activities Committee that were announced at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 1, at 6 p.m. Carol Starr has left to return north for the summer and her secretarial duties will be assumed during her absence by Norma Powers. Norma will relinquish the responsibilities once Carol returns in the fall. Both ladies do such an excellent job and are very much appreciated for all that they do for the community. Plans for upcoming Memorial Day festivities were announced and neighbors present were reminded of the need for extra side dishes even though the main part of the menu will be furnished. The celebration will be held on Sunday, May 27, and those members who have not already picked up their tickets were encouraged to do so and to remind others who might not know to do that. There will be the Fourth of July barbecue and then other activities coming up early in the fall including the Halloween fun that was not a part of last years calendar. Though it was one of the most popular of our events, it had to be left out last year. This year, the costumes and the fun will resume and the photos might really surprise some readers. Water aerobics is resuming each morning although Toni Belcher will have to remain on the poolside for a bit longer while she recovers from recent surgery. Until her return, her husband, Chuck, has volunteered to be the instructor/leader until Toni is released by her doctor. Chuck may have some new ideas for the mostly female group, so I may just have to go get some photos to check out what is going on up there in the morning hours. LOL as the texters would add. We have a number of new members of our community, and they are beginning to find out that lots of things are available at the Clubhouse and lots of nice people are there participating. We welcome all these new people and hope that any of them who have ideas for me to include in my writing will contact me, and I will do all that I can to make use of the information. My email is pbgeissal@aol.com or phone number is 352-6946251. By the time this goes to press, we will be approaching Mothers Day Weekend. May I extend best wishes to all the mothers and those who have taken the role of mother to many people. To say that there is no greater role is such an understatement. I was blessed to have my mom live to be almost 86 years old and I loved every moment that I was able to spend with her. She was a most wonderful and talented lady and I miss her daily. I hope she is smiling down from Heaven when I say Happy Mothers Day, Mom! In the meantime, I hope that I can continue to say with certainty that Fairfield Village is a place where so many special mothers live that they help to make our community a lively place filled with lovely (and lovable) people. Fairfield SAC meeting focuses on planning Priscilla Geissal Looking very serious and studying information to give to those present are Sandi Ford, Norma Powers, Loretta Zang, and Toni Belcher of Fairfield's SAC. Below, some of those who attended the meeting. She looked at me as only a waitress behind a counter can and rattled off names I have never heard before. As best I could understand, they were flavors or kinds of espresso coffee. Finally, when she took a breath I jumped in and said with all the confidence I could muster without compromising my good nature, No, Miss. I dont want any espresso, just a regular cup of coffee. Exactly, she said with a falsetto smile. Most people enjoy our cappuccinos. What kind of cappuccino would you like. Then she rattled off an endless list of cappuccino flavors, most I had never heard of before. About this time, the caffeine deficiency began seeping into my attitude. I think that somewhere in our constitution is the right to order regular coffee at a price that does not compromise the mortgage on my home. Young lady, I said as calmly as possible under the circumstances, listen to me very carefully. I want coffee. Not espresso. Not cappuccino. Just two cups of plain, regular, good old American coffee. Oh, she said in a burst of enlightenment. You want coffee. Why didnt you say so in the first place? There is no satisfaction more fulfilling than finally getting through and arriving at a common understanding. Now, she said in a confidential tone, what flavor coffee do you want? Columbian, French Vanilla, Cinnamon, Chocolate Mint, Swiss Mocha . There is only one place I know where I can get exactly what I need. Jesus put it this way; And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it (John 14:13 14 KJV). If you need anything from the Lord, just ask. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKMid-Florida Duck Derby The Mid-Florida Duck Derby will be Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park. For a suggested $5 donation to Childrrens Home Society, which set up this table on the Square last Friday, you can adopt a duck for the day and have a chance to win great prizes. You can make your donation at the Derby on Saturday.

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T his is a very important week. This is the week the mail carriers collect non-perishable food for the Stamp Out Hunger drive. This is a yearly project of the National Association of Letter Carriers. This is the 20th year for this event. Saturday, the 12th, is the official day of collection, but as in past years, there will be collection boxes at the Clubhouse all of this week. Robby (the mail carrier for some of us) says it is a great help if we put the contributions at the Clubhouse instead of on our mailboxes. However, if you cant get to the Clubhouse, then, please, put your canned good in a plastic bag on your mail box. If you happen to notice a lot of splashing at the pool, its just the water aerobics classes. Classes are held every morning. This is a fun way to get in that aerobic exercise we all need. If you are interested, just come to the pool any morning. The May ladies luncheon is Friday, the 11th. We will be meeting at the new Big Apple Eatery at Noon. The Big Apple Eatery is now located in the Ramada Inn (the former Pinstripe Restaurant). Please call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin to make reservations. Sunday, the 13th is a very important day its Mothers Day. In 1912, West Virginia was the first state to officially adopt Mothers Day as a day to honor all mothers. Then in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Congressional resolution establishing a national Mothers Day. Anna Jarvis is credited with the success of designating a day to honor all mothers. Ironically, she never had any children of her own. She often expressed dismay over the commercialization of the day. She once said, I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit. Happy Mothers Day to all mothers! The annual National Day of Prayer was Thursday, May 3, an event celebrated across the nation. This years theme was One Nation Under God, inspired by Psalms 33:12, Blessed is the nation whose God is our Lord. The National Day of Prayer stretches back to 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for guidance in forming the new nation. President Abraham Lincoln later called for a day of prayer in 1863 and President Harry Truman signed a joint resolution of Congress in 1952 declaring an annual national day of prayer. President Ronald Reagan, in 1988, permanently set the event for the first Thursday of May. Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the 5th? This day commemorates the Mexican armys victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This is not Mexican Independence Day that is Sept. 15. This is not a national holiday, but rather a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, freedom, and liberty; its also a good excuse to enjoy some good Mexican food and a Margarita. Mark your calendars! May 21 is the pot luck dinner and ice cream bar at the Clubhouse. You should have received the QMPOA census request form. Please return the completed forms to the QMPOA mailbox in the clubhouse, or call any board member for more information. Gabriela : Its a great opportunity, if they think theyre capable and theyll do the work, I say they should go for it. It helps us get more mature and get ready for what happens after we graduate. And it helps us prepare, and it saves us two years. Do you worry at all about going into a four-year school as a junior, where youll be some of the youngest in you class.? Do you worry about fitting in?Justin : The way this program has taught me, age doesnt mean anything. The way your mind works, you can be a 15-year old and have the mind of a 30year old. It helps plan your future. If you think youre not going to fit in, thats not going to help you. Age is just a number. Its about how you put in your work and your effort, thats all that really matters in college. Dakota : I consider it an honor to be so young and to be able to rise to such an occasion, being a junior and being a freshman at the same time. Im blown away by the opportunity given to me. Gabriela : We take classes at CF, we encounter people much older us. We learn to be able to encounter other students. I think it will be a great chance, a great opportunity. What are your extracurricular activities? Justin : I am in theater, so I am here almost every single day until 9 p.m. Its a lot of work, but Ive been able to manage and organize how I study, how I take notes, how I do my homework, helped me to develop an organized lifestyle. Hes behind the scenes, building sets, lighting up the show, doing the sound, the little things youre not supposed to notice. Dakota : I am in the band, play trumpet. That includes the marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, its been a phenomenal experience, helped me be the leader I am. Ive been band captain, been quartermaster, given responsibility in charge of so many people, with power comes responsibility. Its been a challenge.Gabriela : I was in ROTC for three years, they teach you leadership, they have many different activities. Like the military they have rankings and the higher you get, the more people you have underneath you. Im also on the tennis team. Did it ever occur to you, wow, were graduating before getting out of high school? Justin : It hasnt hit me yet, but after I look back on all the work that Ive done the past two years, Ive gone through a lot, and its definitely changed how my mindset is and it has made be a better person. Dakota : I absolutely feel that I have met my potential, and I really feel that I made my mom proud. And that was something rally big for me. Im not a statistic. Gabriela : I feel accomplished, Im graduating tomorrow, and I still cant believe I can say Im graduating from college before I graduate from high school. Is there anything you want to add? Gabriela : The professors here are incredible, leaving a lasting impact on me, I definitely recommend it. Its a great experience, you wont miss out. Dakota : I think being at West Port and CF dual enrollment has really opened the door for me, you can go to college now, you can save money, you dont have to be a statistic. Its been a challenge, but its been awesome, you can let the next generation know what to look out for.Justin : I cant stress enough how many opportunities you have if youre in this program. If you just graduate with a high school diploma, you have to take courses for two years in college spending money that doesnt have to be spent. With these two years, we have so much more time, freedom and money to use for our benefit. Weve all grown up together. It expands your mind because of how well the professors teach, how well they involve their students, how well theyre organized. Everything about this program has been able to better me as a person and get me prepared for what life really is. Have you talked to your older relatives to see what it was like when they went to high school? Justin : My family grew up in California told me I was blessed with this wonderful opportunity. After listening to them and going through all these courses, all the rigorous and tedious things, I can see what a better all-around person Ive become. Dakota : My grandmother told me school wasnt really a priority for many students. They said the schools didnt offer as much as they did now. They didnt have honors courses, didnt have advanced placement courses. Gabriela : My family is from Ecuador, everything is much different. My mom says she wishes they had this. 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I do not mind traveling, but my least favorite mode is the airplane. The reason being, of course, is the airport itself. In my opinion, someone devised the modern airport to intimidate the average traveler. Arriving at the airport, we immediately headed for the ticket counter where we received our boarding passes. Then we surrendered our luggage to the personnel behind the counter, not knowing if we would ever see that same luggage again in our lifetime. Someday I hope to visit all the places my luggage has seen. Next, we made our way through the security booth. As you know, they do not permit metal through this gate. If a passenger passes through and a buzzer goes off, he is summoned back for guards to examine his personal effects to detect the offensive object. I went through about 17 times. Not until I got down to my underwear did the security personnel determine there must be a defect in the radar detection equipment. (I plan to file my briefs in a Florida court this week.) Finally, we left the security area and I started feeling a little more confident until we came to a big sign over the entryway. My wife and I found little comfort in the words written: Terminal Entrance. Contrary to their friendly little sign, I did, in fact have plans of returning. Our flight plan called for a two hour stopover before arriving at our final destination. Nothing quite compares to spending a free hour or two at an airport. Did I say free? Allow me to recount that opinion. There is absolutely nothing free at an airport. I cannot prove it, but I am sure they have figured out a way to charge for the air we breathe. For instance, a 15 cent cup of coffee can cost in the neighborhood of $17.95. I dont even like visiting that neighborhood. If I lived there, I would move. However, being the good natured, charming individual that I am, it does not take much to make me happy. All I need to allay any stress is a simple cup of coffee. Have you ever noticed how things seem to go a lot easier with a steaming jolt of java? With a full hour to spare at the airport, my wife and I looked for something to occupy our time. Then I espied the perfect diversion. With a mischievous twinkle in my left eye, I looked at my wife and said, Lets get a cup of coffee and relax a while. One thing I can always count on my wife, she knows a good thing when she hears it. Unfortunately, she does not hear it too often from my lips. Walking over to the coffee shop and, being the man, I approached the counter to place our order. I would like two regular coffees, I said with anticipation to the young woman behind the counter. The thing that makes a man a man is that he always knows what he wants. It is that confidence that separates the men from the boys. The young woman looked at me, snapped her chewing gum several times and said in a monotone, Marvelous, you want espresso or cappuccino? No, Miss, I replied as cool and sophisticated as any gentleman you will ever meet. No, Miss. We just want two plain coffees. Knowing what you want just a plain cup of coffee, please James Snyder See SNYDER Page 11

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Saturday, May 12 High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfast The Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 13 Brunch at West Marion MooseThe Mothers Day Brunch at the West Marion Moose Lodge will be May 13 and is open to the public. An additional treat is a flower gift for each mom. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is invited to this special Mothers Day Event. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200, across from Oak run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200.Tuesday, May 15 Commission to start early The May 15 Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the McPherson Complex Auditorium (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). The meeting will recess at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 1:30 p.m., if necessary. If reconvening is not necessary, the regularly scheduled zoning meeting will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323. Bahia Oaks homeowners to meet Bahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association (BOHA) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala. All homeowners are invited. Thursday, May 17 Air Force Association meetsThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its May meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Representatives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Division of Emergency Management, will brief us on what to do if a hurricane hits our part of Florida. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328.Saturday, May 19 Two-day show for Dunnellon HighThe Hallelujah Girls will be presented by the Dunnellon High School Drama Club at the historic Dunnellon Train Depot on May 19, 7 p.m. and May 20, 3:30 p.m. This play is a joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" The train depot is in historic downtown Dunnellon at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at Dunnellon High School at 352-465-6745 for more information. Scandinavian Club to meet The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Chicken Cordon Bleu or Bourbon Salmon with rice, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Silver and Ivory. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations, food preference and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 16th of May. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Sunday, May 20 West Port student concert at UCCDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music. Monday, May 21 Legion post to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post # 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Tuesday, May 29 Breast cancer group to meet The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 104. The May 29 meeting will be a presentation by Knan Lee, who will speak and demonstrate Hatha Yoga, which relaxes the body and mind, improves musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates health and well being. For further information, call Gail Tirpak at 352-2916904. Sunday, June 3 Blueberry Festival plannedOn Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 3810 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd. (U.S. Highway 27), the inaugural Blueberry Festival will take place, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, a baking contest, 50/50 raffle, book sale, plants, a food area and fresh blueberries. There will also be Horebowtique Mini Therapy pigs, Brick City Oil Slickers VW Club, Ocala K-9 Unit, Ocala Carriage rides, Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet and the Blueberry Princess. Admission is $1 for adults Children under 12 are free. For more information call 352-291-1962 or email at pbennighof@gmail. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. 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Same Day Service Guaranteed P e o p l e D r i v e n People Driven Free Pick-up within 10 miles only $ 4,495 was $4,795 Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standard only $ 5,495 was $5,995 Flip Back Seat only $399 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL $250 OFF ANY CART TILL 5/15/12 A RIE S ( March 21 to April 19) You Ewes and Rams will find your ideas cheered by a mostly receptive flock. Those few dissenters could well be turned around by your charm and powers of persuasion. TAU R US ( April 20 to May 20) Its time for the bold and beautiful Bovine to shake off the dust of the past and shape up with new ideas for the future. This could surprise some folks, but theyll soon adjust. GE M INI ( May 21 to J une 20) Those nagging new doubts about an upcoming decision should alert you to step back (at least temporarily) so you can reassess its potential impact from a new perspective. CA N C ER (J une 21 to J uly 22) That unpleasant situation you hoped would go away by itself needs immediate attention before it affects an upcoming decision. Expect your supporters to rally around your cause. L E O (J uly 23 to Aug 22) Youre moving up and away from that recent setback. But remain cautious about finances. An exercise in thrift today helps cushion a possible end-of-the-month money squeeze. VIRG O ( Aug 23 to Sept 22) Youre still dealing with overtones of pessimism that cause you to doubt your ability to make some needed changes. But the negative pressures will ease up by weeks end. L I B R A ( Sept 23 to Oct 22) There could be some fallout from the way you handled a recent family problem. But those who know that you were in the right wont hesitate to step in on your behalf. SCO R P I O ( Oct 23 to N ov 21) Financial strains ease by weeks end. Meanwhile, focus on cultivating that new relationship if you hope to have it blossom into something more meaningful. SA GI TTA RI US (N ov 22 to Dec 21) Health matters once again dominate the week. Be careful not to ignore recurrences of an old problem. An almost-forgotten commitment resurfaces. CAP RI CO RN ( Dec 22 to J an 19) The emergence of an unusual selfish streak could dismay those close to you. Defy it dont justify it so you can become your gracious self again. A Q UA RI US (J an 20 to Feb 18) Reassess your decision to stay with the status quo. It might seem like the sensible thing to do right now, but changes around you could make that choice a risky one. P I SC E S ( Feb 19 to March 20) Move decisively but cautiously when dealing with a delicate personal matter. The fewer mistakes you make now, the less likely it is that the problem will recur later on. BO RN TH I S W EEK: You can find beauty where many cannot. And you enjoy sharing your discovery with others. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Happenings

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000B9L9 CANADIAN MEDS 000BDAM Quality Medications, Low Prices WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs 000BC61 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 D u n n e l l o n H i g h S c h o o l D r a m a t e e r s D u n n e l l o n H i g h S c h o o l D r a m a t e e r s Dunnellon High School Dramateers p r e s e n t present by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooton Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Performances held at Dunnellon Historic Train Depot 12061 S. 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What they dont realize is if recipes are pre pared with fresh items and cooked with corn oil, they can actually be adding benefits to their diet. According to USDA data, corn oil, such as Mazola Corn Oil, contains more choles terol-blocking plant sterols than any other cooking oil four times as many as olive oil. It also contains 40 percent more than canola oil. This will help the health fulness of everyones fiestas. Setting a Healthier TableWhether its for a fiesta with friends, or a weeknight dinner, its possible to set a healthier table by using Mazola Corn Oil, so Mazola has partnered with WomenHeart, the nations only patient-centered organiza tion serving the 42 million women living with or who are at risk for heart disease, to encourage people to pledge to set a healthier table when they cook. Herb Mesa, The Next Food Network Star finalist, celebrity chef and personal trainer who is working with Mazola to share the news about plant sterols, says By taking the Set a Healthier Table pledge on the Mazola Facebook page, you can show your commitment to health for both you and your family. To take an active role in your health, visit www.Facebook.com/MazolaBrand and pledge to increase the amount of plant sterols in your familys diet. For every pledge taken, Mazola will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000), to WomenHeart. For healthy fiesta recipes, visit www.mazola.com. Roasted Poblano Chicken Quesadillas Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 2 medium poblano peppers 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon onion salt 6 8 to 10-inch flour tortillas 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil Roast peppers under the broiler, over a gas flame or on grill. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until surface skin on the peppers is blistered and charred. Using tongs, transfer peppers to a paper bag or a covered bowl and set aside until cool enough to handle. Rinse peppers under running water to remove stem, seeds, pith and all charred material. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Heat griddle or large skillet over mediumhigh heat, or place oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to 400F. Combine roasted pepper strips, cheese, chicken, cilantro and onion salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the filling and spread over one half of each tortilla. Fold remaining half over to form a semi-circle. Lightly brush both sides of quesadillas with corn oil. Heat quesadillas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. (For broiler method, place quesadillas on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.) Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Tips: Filling can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. For convenience, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Bananas Empanadas Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes Yield: 12 empanadas 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) spiced rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 packages (11.6 ounces each) empanada dough disks 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bananas, rum and cinnamon. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Separate each empanada disk and place on an oiled baking sheet. To assemble, place some filling mixture on half of the round disk, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold other half of pastry over filling, pressing edges to seal. Lightly brush each empanada with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 20 min utes, until pastry is golden. Favorite Foods Can Help Your HeartAccording to the FDA, clinical studies indicate that, when con sumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorp tion of cholesterol, which in turn can lower LDL cholesterol. And while 58 percent of Americans stated in a recent survey they believe corn oil is bad for you, corn oil is actually the cooking oil with the highest amount of plant sterols per serving. Incorporating corn oil whenever you use cooking oil, as well as consuming other foods containing plant sterols such as fruits, vege tables, nuts, seeds, cereals and legumes can contribute to a diet low in saturated fat and choles terol, which can have an important effect on health. Learn more at www.mazola.com.Fiesta Black Bean, Corn and Pepper SaladYield: 18 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes 1 tablespoon lime juice 1-1/2 tablespoons cilantro, finely minced 3/4 cup queso fresco cheese Saut garlic and onion in corn oil over medium heat in a large skillet until slightly softened. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, peppers and zucchini; continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add black beans and corn and continue cooking to heat through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. Transfer to serving dish; squeeze 2 lime wedges over mixture and stir. Garnish with remaining lime and cilantro. Serve warm or chilled. 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic 1/2 cup diced red onion 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup diced red pepper 1 cup diced zucchini 2 cans reduced sodium black beans (15 ounces each), drained and rinsed 2 cups frozen corn 1/2 cup salsa Ocala Palms residents enjoy mini-cruise On April 12, 56 Ocala Palms residents boarded the Victory Casino Cruise Line at Port Canaveral for a chance to "hit" big, either at the tables or with the "one-armed bandit." Whether "playing" or just enjoying the music on the deck, the mini-cruise proved to be a successful day for all. At the end of the day, Heidi Willis and Tom Trace were among several happy winners. Organizers for this event were Ocala Palms residents, Jetta Hanover, Barbara Lietzel and Rene Hopkins. These ladies work very hard to arrange such outings. Copy and photos by Barb Dedics Peg Adams, Bev McKarge, Jan Miller and Patricia Hamill Barb Dedics, Ruby Kasper and Rene Hopkins Rene Hopkins, Barbara Lietzel and Jetta Hanover Phil Pelletier, Betty and Claude Roy, Percy and Sherene Pelletier Chris Septer and Marva Meredith Heidi Willis and Tom Trace S ummer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new workers mind when they see their first pay stub: Wheres the rest of my money? Generally, employers are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare tax from a workers paycheck. The amounts you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes are matched by your employer. Usually the money that is withheld is referred to as Social Security taxes on the employees payroll statement. Sometimes the deduction is labeled as FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. So let us tell you how that money is being used, and whats in it for you. The taxes paid now translate to a lifetime of protection, when you eventually retire or if you become disabled. In the event that you die young, your dependent children and spouse may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work. Today you probably have family members grandparents, for example who already enjoy Social Security benefits that your Social Security taxes help provide. You may be a long way from retirement now, so you may find it hard to appreciate the value of benefits that could be 40 or 50 years away. But consider that your Social Security taxes could pay off sooner than you think. Social Security provides valuable disability benefits and studies show that a 20-yearold has about a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled sometime before reaching retirement age. Another bit of helpful advice for young workers: be wary if youre offered a job under the table or off the books. If you work for any employer who pays you only in cash, understand that youre likely not getting Social Security credit for the work youre doing. Want to learn more about Social Security and what it means to young workers? If so, we invite you to enjoy a webcast: Social Security 101: Whats In It For Me? The webcast will fill you in on the details you should know to get the most out of Social Security. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/social_security_101.html. If you have questions about Social Security, the best place to go is online to www.socialsecurity.gov. Adon Williams is district manager for Social Security in Ocala. Why young workers should care about Social Security Adon Williams Symphony Under The StarsFine Arts For Ocala (FAFO) will hold the 19th annual Symphony Under The Stars on Sunday, May 13, Mothers Day, at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard, (formerly Ocala Municipal Golf Course). The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing a celebration of music from the last four decades. Symphony Under The Stars is a perfect way to spend Mothers Day. The evening is family oriented and picnic baskets are encouraged. Spread a blanket, bring your own folding lawn chairs. Theres not a bad seat in the house. It is an evening of music under the stars that ends with a spectacular fireworks display (weather permitting.) The fun begins when the gates open at 6 p.m. The concert starts at 7. There will be vendors selling food and drinks, or patrons may bring their own. Adirondack chairs may be reserved by calling 352-867-0355. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, or in advance at: Carriage Trade, the FAFO office, Francks Pharmacy, Gateway Bank, Macys, Ocala Golf Club, Stellas Modern Pantry, The Villages Plastic Surgery & Yours Truly.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, May 9, 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 Mom still around? Make sure you call her Legislators cause damage to higher ed A t a time when the state university system is struggling with massive cuts, Florida Gov. Rick Scotts decision to sign a bill creating a 12th university is flawed. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been sapped from the Florida university system and now legislators and the governor are creating a new university by splitting USF Polytechnic off from the University of South Florida despite the lack of a demonstrated need or public request to do so. Departing Senate budget chairman JD Alexander has led the charge making the formation of Florida Polytechnic his primary focus. Despite broad opposition, but that hasnt stopped Alexander from wielding his enormous influence to make it happen. Members of both sides of the legislative aisle have blasted the move, calling it a wasteful power play and saying the governor has broken his promise to voters to be fiscally responsible. Initially the university will lack accreditation, which will affect enrollment as the first class of students could well graduate without an accredited degree. This decision weakens the other established state universities and specifically hurts USF as more than $70 million will be transferred to Florida Polytechnic for the construction of a new campus. This is a classic case of a powerful state politician using his influence to drive home a pet project. The creation of a new university is not in Floridas best interest and not something driven by public interest it is driven by the personal interest of one man. Gov. Scott, who campaigned as an outsider, has allowed himself to be drawn in to the insider politics of Tallahassee and, in doing so, is damaging the future of higher education in Florida. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters War on womenThe war on women is a false claim created by the liberal media and the current administration as a way to divide women and the conservative community. The majority of American women are much too intelligent to accept their plan. What began as a debate regarding the government demanding the Catholic Church pay for and furnish contraceptives to women who are covered under the Churchs health insurance suddenly became a bogus argument which the administration calls a war on women. Whether a majority of Catholic women of child-bearing age do or do not use contraceptives is not part of the debate. The fact is that the prescribed doctrine of the Catholic Church forbids the use of contraceptives and this doctrine is wellknown throughout Catholic congregations. The real war in this incidence is the governments attempt to ignore and overrule Amendment One of the Constitution which states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof -the administration is attempting to prohibit the free exercise of the Catholic Church and their established doctrine regarding contraceptives. The real war on women has been in existence since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court created Roe versus Wade, a law declaring abortion legal. This war is waged against women and their unborn children, both male and female. Abortion is the authentic war on women and is promoted by President Obama and his entire administration. Their advocacy for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion supplier in the world, has continued without interruption since the beginning of his administration. This organization reports hundreds of thousands of abortions performed each year. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. 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. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Jim Clark Editor This Year, Give MOM A Gift That Really Rocks. If youre looking for a Mothers Day gift that Mom will really love, look no farther than our front porch. Our Hinkle Rocking Chairs are hand-crafted and available in a variety of styles. 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 000BDS0 000BD8M ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun 12-8 ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT CALL FOR RESERVATIONS Treat Mom to a Feast Treat Mom to a Feast MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL: SURF & TURF Lobster Tail & Filet $ 22 95 or Hand Cut Prime Rib 1 Person $ 14 95 2 Person $ 22 50 Pick of two sides: Baked Potato, Pasta, Vegetable, French Fries T he year was 1997. I was temporarily working out of state but came back to Ocala around New Years Day, visiting my family. We rode somewhere, I cant remember where, and when we got to my parents house, which is now my home, I got out of the car and opened the door for my 82year-old mom. She took my hand and got out of the car, but gave me a wistful look as she did so. That look sent chills through me I dont know why. I stayed at the house a couple more hours, then had to leave, driving by myself. That look haunted me for hours. About a week later, she collapsed and died of congestive heart failure in the bedroom of that same house. Somehow, she knew she was seeing me for the last time. There are certain built-in instincts that mothers have, that most of us men just dont understand. Through most of our lives, we take a lot of what they do for granted, but then suddenly theyre gone, and the love and importance of what they did for you over all those years really hits you. This will be my 16th Mothers Day without my mom, and let me tell you, it doesnt get any easier. As you look back, there are so many things you wish you had said or wish you had done that can never take place. On this annual weekend celebration, I have a bit of advice for all the people out there whose mother is still alive. Call her. If you have a grandmother who is still alive, same thing. Call her. In this day of e-mail, Twitter and Facebook, among others, its awfully easy to send a quick message saying Happy Mothers Day. Some may send cards, others may send flowers. But the best way to honor mom is to call her. Talk to her so she can hear your voice, hear your thoughts, talk to you and exchange ideas. A lot of mothers, especially those who live alone, sit there and just wait for the telephone to ring. There is no substitute for that personal contact that lets her know that you care. There are many times that I wish I could talk to my mother just one more time, to tell her I love her and I miss her. If your mother is still around, you still have that opportunity. Dont blow it.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Away from White House?Recently we hear a lot of criticism about President Obamas time away from the white house. Here are some facts to consider. At this time in the Presidents term he has taken 38 vacation days and he also spent 32 days at Camp David, for a total of 70 days away from the White House. G.W. Bush during that same time frame spent 102 days at his Crawford Ranch, he also spent 123 days at Camp David for a total of 225 days away from the White House. Ronald Reagan was absent for 436 days (more than a year ) during his two terms. President Clinton took the least of all, only 28 days. So what justifies this criticism of President Obama? John Toner Ocala Correspondents sought The West Marion Messenger is seeking volunteer correspondents for various communities in its circulation area, most notably Ocala Palms, Stone Creek and The Falls of Ocala, to gather and submit articles each week. It is not necessary that the correspondents write detailed stories, only that they gather news items from each community. If you are interested, please write editor@westmarionmessenger.com Avengers hit townThe movie The Avengers opened at the Marion Theater last week, and Friday night costumes appeared outside the theater. At the far left is Carter Moore, age 4, and to the left is Caleb Johnson, 5, of Forest Glenn in Ocala. Caleb was told to say cheese, and did so, despite the mask. It was all part of the Feel Downtown program Friday and Saturday in the downtown area.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, May 9, 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 Mom still around? Make sure you call her Legislators cause damage to higher ed A t a time when the state university system is struggling with massive cuts, Florida Gov. Rick Scotts decision to sign a bill creating a 12th university is flawed. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been sapped from the Florida university system and now legislators and the governor are creating a new university by splitting USF Polytechnic off from the University of South Florida despite the lack of a demonstrated need or public request to do so. Departing Senate budget chairman JD Alexander has led the charge making the formation of Florida Polytechnic his primary focus. Despite broad opposition, but that hasnt stopped Alexander from wielding his enormous influence to make it happen. Members of both sides of the legislative aisle have blasted the move, calling it a wasteful power play and saying the governor has broken his promise to voters to be fiscally responsible. Initially the university will lack accreditation, which will affect enrollment as the first class of students could well graduate without an accredited degree. This decision weakens the other established state universities and specifically hurts USF as more than $70 million will be transferred to Florida Polytechnic for the construction of a new campus. This is a classic case of a powerful state politician using his influence to drive home a pet project. The creation of a new university is not in Floridas best interest and not something driven by public interest it is driven by the personal interest of one man. Gov. Scott, who campaigned as an outsider, has allowed himself to be drawn in to the insider politics of Tallahassee and, in doing so, is damaging the future of higher education in Florida. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters War on womenThe war on women is a false claim created by the liberal media and the current administration as a way to divide women and the conservative community. The majority of American women are much too intelligent to accept their plan. What began as a debate regarding the government demanding the Catholic Church pay for and furnish contraceptives to women who are covered under the Churchs health insurance suddenly became a bogus argument which the administration calls a war on women. Whether a majority of Catholic women of child-bearing age do or do not use contraceptives is not part of the debate. The fact is that the prescribed doctrine of the Catholic Church forbids the use of contraceptives and this doctrine is wellknown throughout Catholic congregations. The real war in this incidence is the governments attempt to ignore and overrule Amendment One of the Constitution which states Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof -the administration is attempting to prohibit the free exercise of the Catholic Church and their established doctrine regarding contraceptives. The real war on women has been in existence since 1973 when the U.S. Supreme Court created Roe versus Wade, a law declaring abortion legal. This war is waged against women and their unborn children, both male and female. Abortion is the authentic war on women and is promoted by President Obama and his entire administration. Their advocacy for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion supplier in the world, has continued without interruption since the beginning of his administration. This organization reports hundreds of thousands of abortions performed each year. Mabel Ryan President Life Education Ministry, Inc. 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. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Jim Clark Editor This Year, Give MOM A Gift That Really Rocks. If youre looking for a Mothers Day gift that Mom will really love, look no farther than our front porch. Our Hinkle Rocking Chairs are hand-crafted and available in a variety of styles. 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 000BDS0 000BD8M ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun 12-8 ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT CALL FOR RESERVATIONS Treat Mom to a Feast Treat Mom to a Feast MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL: SURF & TURF Lobster Tail & Filet $ 22 95 or Hand Cut Prime Rib 1 Person $ 14 95 2 Person $ 22 50 Pick of two sides: Baked Potato, Pasta, Vegetable, French Fries T he year was 1997. I was temporarily working out of state but came back to Ocala around New Years Day, visiting my family. We rode somewhere, I cant remember where, and when we got to my parents house, which is now my home, I got out of the car and opened the door for my 82year-old mom. She took my hand and got out of the car, but gave me a wistful look as she did so. That look sent chills through me I dont know why. I stayed at the house a couple more hours, then had to leave, driving by myself. That look haunted me for hours. About a week later, she collapsed and died of congestive heart failure in the bedroom of that same house. Somehow, she knew she was seeing me for the last time. There are certain built-in instincts that mothers have, that most of us men just dont understand. Through most of our lives, we take a lot of what they do for granted, but then suddenly theyre gone, and the love and importance of what they did for you over all those years really hits you. This will be my 16th Mothers Day without my mom, and let me tell you, it doesnt get any easier. As you look back, there are so many things you wish you had said or wish you had done that can never take place. On this annual weekend celebration, I have a bit of advice for all the people out there whose mother is still alive. Call her. If you have a grandmother who is still alive, same thing. Call her. In this day of e-mail, Twitter and Facebook, among others, its awfully easy to send a quick message saying Happy Mothers Day. Some may send cards, others may send flowers. But the best way to honor mom is to call her. Talk to her so she can hear your voice, hear your thoughts, talk to you and exchange ideas. A lot of mothers, especially those who live alone, sit there and just wait for the telephone to ring. There is no substitute for that personal contact that lets her know that you care. There are many times that I wish I could talk to my mother just one more time, to tell her I love her and I miss her. If your mother is still around, you still have that opportunity. Dont blow it.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Away from White House?Recently we hear a lot of criticism about President Obamas time away from the white house. Here are some facts to consider. At this time in the Presidents term he has taken 38 vacation days and he also spent 32 days at Camp David, for a total of 70 days away from the White House. G.W. Bush during that same time frame spent 102 days at his Crawford Ranch, he also spent 123 days at Camp David for a total of 225 days away from the White House. Ronald Reagan was absent for 436 days (more than a year ) during his two terms. President Clinton took the least of all, only 28 days. So what justifies this criticism of President Obama? John Toner Ocala Correspondents sought The West Marion Messenger is seeking volunteer correspondents for various communities in its circulation area, most notably Ocala Palms, Stone Creek and The Falls of Ocala, to gather and submit articles each week. It is not necessary that the correspondents write detailed stories, only that they gather news items from each community. If you are interested, please write editor@westmarionmessenger.com Avengers hit townThe movie The Avengers opened at the Marion Theater last week, and Friday night costumes appeared outside the theater. At the far left is Carter Moore, age 4, and to the left is Caleb Johnson, 5, of Forest Glenn in Ocala. Caleb was told to say cheese, and did so, despite the mask. It was all part of the Feel Downtown program Friday and Saturday in the downtown area.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000B9L9 CANADIAN MEDS 000BDAM Quality Medications, Low Prices WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES On RX Drugs 000BC61 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. 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Williams St., Dunnellon Saturday, May 19, 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 20, 3:00 pm Tickets: $5.00 (Sold at the door only) SUPPOR T YOUR LOCAL YOUN G TA LENT 000B7TB F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n c a l l D i a n n e S e l l n e r For more information, call Dianne Sellner, F a c u l t y A d v i s o r a t ( 3 5 2 ) 4 6 5 6 7 4 5 Faculty Advisor at (352) 465-6745 Sponsored by Fine Jewelry, Watches, Giftware & Repairs Custom Designs and Redesigns Appraisals Gem Identifications Buy Old Gold Estate Jewelry 000BD9C for life s special moments Yes we do... www.gemgalleriajewelers.com 8441 SW SR 200 Ste 101 HOURS: M-F 9-5 SAT 9-1 GOLF CART ACCESSIBLE 237-2240 PAT & RICH LAUGEN Gemologist, AJP, Goldsmith FREE GIFT for moms WHILE SUPPLIES LAST Gem Galleria Jewelers FAMILY FEATURES W ho doesnt love a fiesta? Americans love to eat tacos, carnitas, tortilla chips and other tradi tional Mexican dishes. However, many also worry about how healthy these dishes can be. What they dont realize is if recipes are pre pared with fresh items and cooked with corn oil, they can actually be adding benefits to their diet. According to USDA data, corn oil, such as Mazola Corn Oil, contains more choles terol-blocking plant sterols than any other cooking oil four times as many as olive oil. It also contains 40 percent more than canola oil. This will help the health fulness of everyones fiestas. Setting a Healthier TableWhether its for a fiesta with friends, or a weeknight dinner, its possible to set a healthier table by using Mazola Corn Oil, so Mazola has partnered with WomenHeart, the nations only patient-centered organiza tion serving the 42 million women living with or who are at risk for heart disease, to encourage people to pledge to set a healthier table when they cook. Herb Mesa, The Next Food Network Star finalist, celebrity chef and personal trainer who is working with Mazola to share the news about plant sterols, says By taking the Set a Healthier Table pledge on the Mazola Facebook page, you can show your commitment to health for both you and your family. To take an active role in your health, visit www.Facebook.com/MazolaBrand and pledge to increase the amount of plant sterols in your familys diet. For every pledge taken, Mazola will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $50,000), to WomenHeart. For healthy fiesta recipes, visit www.mazola.com. Roasted Poblano Chicken Quesadillas Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings 2 medium poblano peppers 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon onion salt 6 8 to 10-inch flour tortillas 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil Roast peppers under the broiler, over a gas flame or on grill. Heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until surface skin on the peppers is blistered and charred. Using tongs, transfer peppers to a paper bag or a covered bowl and set aside until cool enough to handle. Rinse peppers under running water to remove stem, seeds, pith and all charred material. Pat dry and cut into 1-inch strips. Heat griddle or large skillet over mediumhigh heat, or place oven rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler to 400F. Combine roasted pepper strips, cheese, chicken, cilantro and onion salt in a small bowl. Evenly divide the filling and spread over one half of each tortilla. Fold remaining half over to form a semi-circle. Lightly brush both sides of quesadillas with corn oil. Heat quesadillas for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. (For broiler method, place quesadillas on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted.) Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. Tips: Filling can be refrigerated up to 2 days ahead. For convenience, use shredded rotisserie chicken. Bananas Empanadas Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 20 minutes Yield: 12 empanadas 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 4 ripe bananas, sliced 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) spiced rum 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 packages (11.6 ounces each) empanada dough disks 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bananas, rum and cinnamon. Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes. Separate each empanada disk and place on an oiled baking sheet. To assemble, place some filling mixture on half of the round disk, leaving a small border around the edge. Fold other half of pastry over filling, pressing edges to seal. Lightly brush each empanada with oil. Bake in preheated 400F oven for 20 min utes, until pastry is golden. Favorite Foods Can Help Your HeartAccording to the FDA, clinical studies indicate that, when con sumed as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, plant sterols can help reduce the absorp tion of cholesterol, which in turn can lower LDL cholesterol. And while 58 percent of Americans stated in a recent survey they believe corn oil is bad for you, corn oil is actually the cooking oil with the highest amount of plant sterols per serving. Incorporating corn oil whenever you use cooking oil, as well as consuming other foods containing plant sterols such as fruits, vege tables, nuts, seeds, cereals and legumes can contribute to a diet low in saturated fat and choles terol, which can have an important effect on health. Learn more at www.mazola.com.Fiesta Black Bean, Corn and Pepper SaladYield: 18 servings Prep Time: 30 minutes 1 tablespoon lime juice 1-1/2 tablespoons cilantro, finely minced 3/4 cup queso fresco cheese Saut garlic and onion in corn oil over medium heat in a large skillet until slightly softened. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, peppers and zucchini; continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add black beans and corn and continue cooking to heat through, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. Transfer to serving dish; squeeze 2 lime wedges over mixture and stir. Garnish with remaining lime and cilantro. Serve warm or chilled. 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic 1/2 cup diced red onion 2 tablespoons Mazola Corn Oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup diced red pepper 1 cup diced zucchini 2 cans reduced sodium black beans (15 ounces each), drained and rinsed 2 cups frozen corn 1/2 cup salsa Ocala Palms residents enjoy mini-cruise On April 12, 56 Ocala Palms residents boarded the Victory Casino Cruise Line at Port Canaveral for a chance to "hit" big, either at the tables or with the "one-armed bandit." Whether "playing" or just enjoying the music on the deck, the mini-cruise proved to be a successful day for all. At the end of the day, Heidi Willis and Tom Trace were among several happy winners. Organizers for this event were Ocala Palms residents, Jetta Hanover, Barbara Lietzel and Rene Hopkins. These ladies work very hard to arrange such outings. Copy and photos by Barb Dedics Peg Adams, Bev McKarge, Jan Miller and Patricia Hamill Barb Dedics, Ruby Kasper and Rene Hopkins Rene Hopkins, Barbara Lietzel and Jetta Hanover Phil Pelletier, Betty and Claude Roy, Percy and Sherene Pelletier Chris Septer and Marva Meredith Heidi Willis and Tom Trace S ummer will be here before we know it. That means millions of high school and college students will be searching for jobs. Whether a new worker is beginning the career of a lifetime or just earning some extra money for the school year to come, there is one question that is likely to be on each new workers mind when they see their first pay stub: Wheres the rest of my money? Generally, employers are required to withhold Social Security and Medicare tax from a workers paycheck. The amounts you pay in Social Security and Medicare taxes are matched by your employer. Usually the money that is withheld is referred to as Social Security taxes on the employees payroll statement. Sometimes the deduction is labeled as FICA taxes, which stands for Federal Insurance Contributions Act. So let us tell you how that money is being used, and whats in it for you. The taxes paid now translate to a lifetime of protection, when you eventually retire or if you become disabled. In the event that you die young, your dependent children and spouse may be able to receive survivors benefits based on your work. Today you probably have family members grandparents, for example who already enjoy Social Security benefits that your Social Security taxes help provide. You may be a long way from retirement now, so you may find it hard to appreciate the value of benefits that could be 40 or 50 years away. But consider that your Social Security taxes could pay off sooner than you think. Social Security provides valuable disability benefits and studies show that a 20-yearold has about a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled sometime before reaching retirement age. Another bit of helpful advice for young workers: be wary if youre offered a job under the table or off the books. If you work for any employer who pays you only in cash, understand that youre likely not getting Social Security credit for the work youre doing. Want to learn more about Social Security and what it means to young workers? If so, we invite you to enjoy a webcast: Social Security 101: Whats In It For Me? The webcast will fill you in on the details you should know to get the most out of Social Security. Check it out at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars/social_security_101.html. If you have questions about Social Security, the best place to go is online to www.socialsecurity.gov. Adon Williams is district manager for Social Security in Ocala. Why young workers should care about Social Security Adon Williams Symphony Under The StarsFine Arts For Ocala (FAFO) will hold the 19th annual Symphony Under The Stars on Sunday, May 13, Mothers Day, at the Ocala Golf Club on Silver Springs Boulevard, (formerly Ocala Municipal Golf Course). The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be performing a celebration of music from the last four decades. Symphony Under The Stars is a perfect way to spend Mothers Day. The evening is family oriented and picnic baskets are encouraged. Spread a blanket, bring your own folding lawn chairs. Theres not a bad seat in the house. It is an evening of music under the stars that ends with a spectacular fireworks display (weather permitting.) The fun begins when the gates open at 6 p.m. The concert starts at 7. There will be vendors selling food and drinks, or patrons may bring their own. Adirondack chairs may be reserved by calling 352-867-0355. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, or in advance at: Carriage Trade, the FAFO office, Francks Pharmacy, Gateway Bank, Macys, Ocala Golf Club, Stellas Modern Pantry, The Villages Plastic Surgery & Yours Truly.

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Saturday, May 12 High Tea at Church of AdventThe Church of the Advent at 11251 S.W. Highway 484 (across from the fire department) is having a High Tea on Saturday, May 12, the day before Mothers Day. It will begin at 2 p.m. and the ticket cost is $10 per person. Hats and gloves are optional but bring your own tea cup. There will be entertainment and an array of prizes. Join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call 352-465 7272.Leave your name and number, we will return your call.Methodist Men plan breakfast The Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, May 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Look for the signs. Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities. Sunday, May 13 Brunch at West Marion MooseThe Mothers Day Brunch at the West Marion Moose Lodge will be May 13 and is open to the public. An additional treat is a flower gift for each mom. Brunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The public is invited to this special Mothers Day Event. West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of State Road 200, across from Oak run entrance. Phone is 352-854-2200.Tuesday, May 15 Commission to start early The May 15 Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for 9 a.m. has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the McPherson Complex Auditorium (601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala). The meeting will recess at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 1:30 p.m., if necessary. If reconvening is not necessary, the regularly scheduled zoning meeting will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323. Bahia Oaks homeowners to meet Bahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association (BOHA) will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala. All homeowners are invited. Thursday, May 17 Air Force Association meetsThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its May meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m., at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Representatives from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Division of Emergency Management, will brief us on what to do if a hurricane hits our part of Florida. Everyone is welcome. For information call Mike Emig 352-854-8328.Saturday, May 19 Two-day show for Dunnellon HighThe Hallelujah Girls will be presented by the Dunnellon High School Drama Club at the historic Dunnellon Train Depot on May 19, 7 p.m. and May 20, 3:30 p.m. This play is a joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!" The train depot is in historic downtown Dunnellon at 12061 S. Williams St. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door. Call Dianne Sellner at Dunnellon High School at 352-465-6745 for more information. Scandinavian Club to meet The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on May 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Chicken Cordon Bleu or Bourbon Salmon with rice, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The entertainment will be Silver and Ivory. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations, food preference and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 16th of May. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362. Sunday, May 20 West Port student concert at UCCDominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035). Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music. Monday, May 21 Legion post to meet The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post # 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976. Tuesday, May 29 Breast cancer group to meet The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 104. The May 29 meeting will be a presentation by Knan Lee, who will speak and demonstrate Hatha Yoga, which relaxes the body and mind, improves musculoskeletal fitness and flexibility, and elevates health and well being. For further information, call Gail Tirpak at 352-2916904. Sunday, June 3 Blueberry Festival plannedOn Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 3810 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd. (U.S. Highway 27), the inaugural Blueberry Festival will take place, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, a baking contest, 50/50 raffle, book sale, plants, a food area and fresh blueberries. There will also be Horebowtique Mini Therapy pigs, Brick City Oil Slickers VW Club, Ocala K-9 Unit, Ocala Carriage rides, Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet and the Blueberry Princess. Admission is $1 for adults Children under 12 are free. For more information call 352-291-1962 or email at pbennighof@gmail. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, May 9, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. 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Same Day Service Guaranteed P e o p l e D r i v e n People Driven Free Pick-up within 10 miles only $ 4,495 was $4,795 Remanufactured Warranty 15 to choose from 2009 Club Car Precedent 2012 Club Car Precedent Gold Standard only $ 5,495 was $5,995 Flip Back Seat only $399 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL $250 OFF ANY CART TILL 5/15/12 A RIE S ( March 21 to April 19) You Ewes and Rams will find your ideas cheered by a mostly receptive flock. Those few dissenters could well be turned around by your charm and powers of persuasion. TAU R US ( April 20 to May 20) Its time for the bold and beautiful Bovine to shake off the dust of the past and shape up with new ideas for the future. This could surprise some folks, but theyll soon adjust. GE M INI ( May 21 to J une 20) Those nagging new doubts about an upcoming decision should alert you to step back (at least temporarily) so you can reassess its potential impact from a new perspective. CA N C ER (J une 21 to J uly 22) That unpleasant situation you hoped would go away by itself needs immediate attention before it affects an upcoming decision. Expect your supporters to rally around your cause. L E O (J uly 23 to Aug 22) Youre moving up and away from that recent setback. But remain cautious about finances. An exercise in thrift today helps cushion a possible end-of-the-month money squeeze. VIRG O ( Aug 23 to Sept 22) Youre still dealing with overtones of pessimism that cause you to doubt your ability to make some needed changes. But the negative pressures will ease up by weeks end. L I B R A ( Sept 23 to Oct 22) There could be some fallout from the way you handled a recent family problem. But those who know that you were in the right wont hesitate to step in on your behalf. SCO R P I O ( Oct 23 to N ov 21) Financial strains ease by weeks end. Meanwhile, focus on cultivating that new relationship if you hope to have it blossom into something more meaningful. 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T his is a very important week. This is the week the mail carriers collect non-perishable food for the Stamp Out Hunger drive. This is a yearly project of the National Association of Letter Carriers. This is the 20th year for this event. Saturday, the 12th, is the official day of collection, but as in past years, there will be collection boxes at the Clubhouse all of this week. Robby (the mail carrier for some of us) says it is a great help if we put the contributions at the Clubhouse instead of on our mailboxes. However, if you cant get to the Clubhouse, then, please, put your canned good in a plastic bag on your mail box. If you happen to notice a lot of splashing at the pool, its just the water aerobics classes. Classes are held every morning. This is a fun way to get in that aerobic exercise we all need. If you are interested, just come to the pool any morning. The May ladies luncheon is Friday, the 11th. We will be meeting at the new Big Apple Eatery at Noon. The Big Apple Eatery is now located in the Ramada Inn (the former Pinstripe Restaurant). Please call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin to make reservations. Sunday, the 13th is a very important day its Mothers Day. In 1912, West Virginia was the first state to officially adopt Mothers Day as a day to honor all mothers. Then in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Congressional resolution establishing a national Mothers Day. Anna Jarvis is credited with the success of designating a day to honor all mothers. Ironically, she never had any children of her own. She often expressed dismay over the commercialization of the day. She once said, I wanted it to be a day of sentiment, not profit. Happy Mothers Day to all mothers! The annual National Day of Prayer was Thursday, May 3, an event celebrated across the nation. This years theme was One Nation Under God, inspired by Psalms 33:12, Blessed is the nation whose God is our Lord. The National Day of Prayer stretches back to 1775 when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for guidance in forming the new nation. President Abraham Lincoln later called for a day of prayer in 1863 and President Harry Truman signed a joint resolution of Congress in 1952 declaring an annual national day of prayer. President Ronald Reagan, in 1988, permanently set the event for the first Thursday of May. Did you celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the 5th? This day commemorates the Mexican armys victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. This is not Mexican Independence Day that is Sept. 15. This is not a national holiday, but rather a day to celebrate Mexican heritage, freedom, and liberty; its also a good excuse to enjoy some good Mexican food and a Margarita. Mark your calendars! May 21 is the pot luck dinner and ice cream bar at the Clubhouse. You should have received the QMPOA census request form. Please return the completed forms to the QMPOA mailbox in the clubhouse, or call any board member for more information. Gabriela : Its a great opportunity, if they think theyre capable and theyll do the work, I say they should go for it. It helps us get more mature and get ready for what happens after we graduate. And it helps us prepare, and it saves us two years. Do you worry at all about going into a four-year school as a junior, where youll be some of the youngest in you class.? Do you worry about fitting in?Justin : The way this program has taught me, age doesnt mean anything. The way your mind works, you can be a 15-year old and have the mind of a 30year old. It helps plan your future. If you think youre not going to fit in, thats not going to help you. Age is just a number. Its about how you put in your work and your effort, thats all that really matters in college. Dakota : I consider it an honor to be so young and to be able to rise to such an occasion, being a junior and being a freshman at the same time. Im blown away by the opportunity given to me. Gabriela : We take classes at CF, we encounter people much older us. We learn to be able to encounter other students. I think it will be a great chance, a great opportunity. What are your extracurricular activities? Justin : I am in theater, so I am here almost every single day until 9 p.m. Its a lot of work, but Ive been able to manage and organize how I study, how I take notes, how I do my homework, helped me to develop an organized lifestyle. Hes behind the scenes, building sets, lighting up the show, doing the sound, the little things youre not supposed to notice. Dakota : I am in the band, play trumpet. That includes the marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, its been a phenomenal experience, helped me be the leader I am. Ive been band captain, been quartermaster, given responsibility in charge of so many people, with power comes responsibility. Its been a challenge.Gabriela : I was in ROTC for three years, they teach you leadership, they have many different activities. Like the military they have rankings and the higher you get, the more people you have underneath you. Im also on the tennis team. Did it ever occur to you, wow, were graduating before getting out of high school? Justin : It hasnt hit me yet, but after I look back on all the work that Ive done the past two years, Ive gone through a lot, and its definitely changed how my mindset is and it has made be a better person. Dakota : I absolutely feel that I have met my potential, and I really feel that I made my mom proud. And that was something rally big for me. Im not a statistic. Gabriela : I feel accomplished, Im graduating tomorrow, and I still cant believe I can say Im graduating from college before I graduate from high school. Is there anything you want to add? Gabriela : The professors here are incredible, leaving a lasting impact on me, I definitely recommend it. Its a great experience, you wont miss out. Dakota : I think being at West Port and CF dual enrollment has really opened the door for me, you can go to college now, you can save money, you dont have to be a statistic. Its been a challenge, but its been awesome, you can let the next generation know what to look out for.Justin : I cant stress enough how many opportunities you have if youre in this program. If you just graduate with a high school diploma, you have to take courses for two years in college spending money that doesnt have to be spent. With these two years, we have so much more time, freedom and money to use for our benefit. Weve all grown up together. It expands your mind because of how well the professors teach, how well they involve their students, how well theyre organized. Everything about this program has been able to better me as a person and get me prepared for what life really is. Have you talked to your older relatives to see what it was like when they went to high school? Justin : My family grew up in California told me I was blessed with this wonderful opportunity. After listening to them and going through all these courses, all the rigorous and tedious things, I can see what a better all-around person Ive become. Dakota : My grandmother told me school wasnt really a priority for many students. They said the schools didnt offer as much as they did now. They didnt have honors courses, didnt have advanced placement courses. Gabriela : My family is from Ecuador, everything is much different. My mom says she wishes they had this. 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I do not mind traveling, but my least favorite mode is the airplane. The reason being, of course, is the airport itself. In my opinion, someone devised the modern airport to intimidate the average traveler. Arriving at the airport, we immediately headed for the ticket counter where we received our boarding passes. Then we surrendered our luggage to the personnel behind the counter, not knowing if we would ever see that same luggage again in our lifetime. Someday I hope to visit all the places my luggage has seen. Next, we made our way through the security booth. As you know, they do not permit metal through this gate. If a passenger passes through and a buzzer goes off, he is summoned back for guards to examine his personal effects to detect the offensive object. I went through about 17 times. Not until I got down to my underwear did the security personnel determine there must be a defect in the radar detection equipment. (I plan to file my briefs in a Florida court this week.) Finally, we left the security area and I started feeling a little more confident until we came to a big sign over the entryway. My wife and I found little comfort in the words written: Terminal Entrance. Contrary to their friendly little sign, I did, in fact have plans of returning. Our flight plan called for a two hour stopover before arriving at our final destination. Nothing quite compares to spending a free hour or two at an airport. Did I say free? Allow me to recount that opinion. There is absolutely nothing free at an airport. I cannot prove it, but I am sure they have figured out a way to charge for the air we breathe. For instance, a 15 cent cup of coffee can cost in the neighborhood of $17.95. I dont even like visiting that neighborhood. If I lived there, I would move. However, being the good natured, charming individual that I am, it does not take much to make me happy. All I need to allay any stress is a simple cup of coffee. Have you ever noticed how things seem to go a lot easier with a steaming jolt of java? With a full hour to spare at the airport, my wife and I looked for something to occupy our time. Then I espied the perfect diversion. With a mischievous twinkle in my left eye, I looked at my wife and said, Lets get a cup of coffee and relax a while. One thing I can always count on my wife, she knows a good thing when she hears it. Unfortunately, she does not hear it too often from my lips. Walking over to the coffee shop and, being the man, I approached the counter to place our order. I would like two regular coffees, I said with anticipation to the young woman behind the counter. The thing that makes a man a man is that he always knows what he wants. It is that confidence that separates the men from the boys. The young woman looked at me, snapped her chewing gum several times and said in a monotone, Marvelous, you want espresso or cappuccino? No, Miss, I replied as cool and sophisticated as any gentleman you will ever meet. No, Miss. We just want two plain coffees. Knowing what you want just a plain cup of coffee, please James Snyder See SNYDER Page 11

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Plans for upcoming Memorial Day festivities were announced and neighbors present were reminded of the need for extra side dishes even though the main part of the menu will be furnished. The celebration will be held on Sunday, May 27, and those members who have not already picked up their tickets were encouraged to do so and to remind others who might not know to do that. There will be the Fourth of July barbecue and then other activities coming up early in the fall including the Halloween fun that was not a part of last years calendar. Though it was one of the most popular of our events, it had to be left out last year. This year, the costumes and the fun will resume and the photos might really surprise some readers. Water aerobics is resuming each morning although Toni Belcher will have to remain on the poolside for a bit longer while she recovers from recent surgery. Until her return, her husband, Chuck, has volunteered to be the instructor/leader until Toni is released by her doctor. Chuck may have some new ideas for the mostly female group, so I may just have to go get some photos to check out what is going on up there in the morning hours. LOL as the texters would add. We have a number of new members of our community, and they are beginning to find out that lots of things are available at the Clubhouse and lots of nice people are there participating. We welcome all these new people and hope that any of them who have ideas for me to include in my writing will contact me, and I will do all that I can to make use of the information. My email is pbgeissal@aol.com or phone number is 352-6946251. By the time this goes to press, we will be approaching Mothers Day Weekend. May I extend best wishes to all the mothers and those who have taken the role of mother to many people. To say that there is no greater role is such an understatement. I was blessed to have my mom live to be almost 86 years old and I loved every moment that I was able to spend with her. She was a most wonderful and talented lady and I miss her daily. I hope she is smiling down from Heaven when I say Happy Mothers Day, Mom! In the meantime, I hope that I can continue to say with certainty that Fairfield Village is a place where so many special mothers live that they help to make our community a lively place filled with lovely (and lovable) people. Fairfield SAC meeting focuses on planning Priscilla Geissal Looking very serious and studying information to give to those present are Sandi Ford, Norma Powers, Loretta Zang, and Toni Belcher of Fairfield's SAC. Below, some of those who attended the meeting. She looked at me as only a waitress behind a counter can and rattled off names I have never heard before. As best I could understand, they were flavors or kinds of espresso coffee. Finally, when she took a breath I jumped in and said with all the confidence I could muster without compromising my good nature, No, Miss. I dont want any espresso, just a regular cup of coffee. Exactly, she said with a falsetto smile. Most people enjoy our cappuccinos. What kind of cappuccino would you like. Then she rattled off an endless list of cappuccino flavors, most I had never heard of before. About this time, the caffeine deficiency began seeping into my attitude. I think that somewhere in our constitution is the right to order regular coffee at a price that does not compromise the mortgage on my home. Young lady, I said as calmly as possible under the circumstances, listen to me very carefully. I want coffee. Not espresso. Not cappuccino. Just two cups of plain, regular, good old American coffee. Oh, she said in a burst of enlightenment. You want coffee. Why didnt you say so in the first place? There is no satisfaction more fulfilling than finally getting through and arriving at a common understanding. Now, she said in a confidential tone, what flavor coffee do you want? Columbian, French Vanilla, Cinnamon, Chocolate Mint, Swiss Mocha . There is only one place I know where I can get exactly what I need. Jesus put it this way; And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it (John 14:13 14 KJV). If you need anything from the Lord, just ask. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com. SNYDERcontinued from Page 3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKMid-Florida Duck Derby The Mid-Florida Duck Derby will be Saturday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park. For a suggested $5 donation to Childrrens Home Society, which set up this table on the Square last Friday, you can adopt a duck for the day and have a chance to win great prizes. You can make your donation at the Derby on Saturday.

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Three of the graduates gave their views during an interview the day before graduation from CF. Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz described what was going through their minds during their two-year course. Here are some of their responses: How long have you been in the local school system? Justin : I came from West Palm Beach in the sixth grade. Dakota : All the way through.Gabriela : I came here in the seventh grade from Miami. When did you first realize that you could get a head start on things? Justin : I first heard about the dual enrollment program as a freshman. My friend who was a junior graduated with her AA, and I thought that was really cool. He said he thought he could do that if he tried really hard. Dakota : Everything starts at home, so my mom, who is a single mom, believed that her child would not become a statistic, then put me through advanced programs, first private schools and then magnet schools. Tomorrows the big day; it all pays off. Gabriela : Ive always been in advanced courses, and I thought Id give it a shot, that I could do it, and here I am, Im graduating tomorrow. What do you want to do in the future? Justin : Im majoring at UCF in light design and my goal is to get a masters in technical theater, and Im going to double major in computer engineering. Dakota : A major passion of mine has been the human mind, why were thinking what were thinking, what youre thinking, I kind of want to go and learn more about psychology. He plans to attend Regent University in Virginia Beach.Gabriela : I am majoring in international relations and minoring in foreign languages. She will be attending UCF. What kind of courses did you have to take out of the norm? Justin : We had to take the basic courses last year, this year we could expand and take what we wanted to take. And I think the most fascinating course I took was human growth and development, and what that is, is how the human mind adapts over time, through trials and tribulations, eventually to death, and how they cope with death. That was my favorite course. Dakota : Actually, Ive gone through a transitional period over the past few months. I wanted to do accounting for such a long time so I was taking pre-calculus, economics all at a college level. It really opened my eyes into how our economy works, which is phenomenal to know. But it wasnt my calling.Gabriela : My favorite course was sociology. I got to learn about religion, you learn about government and economics, there was a whole bunch of variety. What do you say to fellow students who might be coming into the program? Justin : I would tell them to just try their hardest. It never hurts to take a chance on something that could change your life completely, and by taking this chance being able to get two years of college out of the way, saves us so much time by being able to take those prerequisites instead of taking them in actual college. Were able to expand on our major more and in depth. Dakota : It gives a solid foundation in time management, which is one of the most important things that you can do as a productive member of society. You need to pay your bills on time, you have deadlines and quotas to meet, depending on your profession, so this really gives you an introduction on how life is, and the workload of life. Graduating before they graduate PHOTO BY JIM CLARKFrom the left, Justin Gonzales, Dakota Gardner and Gabriela Saenz, each 17 years old, pose before being interviewed at West Port High School Thursday, May 3. WPHS seniors get college diplomas at CF commencement Please see GRADUATION Page 3 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKDerby hat winner Rachel Kaser, left, won the prize basket for her Kentucky Derby hat on the Downtown Square in Ocala Saturday. Angie Lewis presents the prize, while other contestants look on. More photos, Page 12 Letter carriers to collect food this SaturdayOn Saturday, May 12, letter carriers throughout Marion County will participate in the 20th annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) National Food Drive to Stamp Out Hunger. This annual effort has become the largest one-day food drive in the nations history, resulting in more than a half billion pounds of food to local food banks, pantries and shelters in all 50 states. Last year in Marion County, 278,500 pounds of nonperishable food was collected and donated to Interfaith Emergency Services for distribution to the Salvation Army, Brothers Keeper, St. Theresas Catholic Church and the Help Agency of the Forest food banks. The Ocala Post Office was ranked first in the nation in their union member category for the fifth year for the communitys outstanding effort in supporting this program. In Marion County alone, more than one million pounds of food has been collected. Postal customers are asked to hang a food donation on their mailbox before their letter carrier delivers the mail on Saturday, May 12, and the carrier will do the rest. Collection barrels will also be set up at all Post Office branches to accommodate those with Post Office Boxes. For individuals interested in volunteering for the collection and unloading/loading, please call Thomas Curtis at 572-5634. Service hours for high school students are available. United Way of Marion County, USPS, Campbells, Valpak, Feeding America, the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and AFL-CIO have partnered with the NALC to help stamp out hunger. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKAvengers downtownSome of the small children shied away from the Black Widow, left, of the Avengers, but Sue McCue of northern Ocala, right, had no problem posing with the character from the movie Friday evening. More photos, Page 7. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKDerby Day Downtown This was the lineup of Derby hat entries in the contest on the Downtown Square in Ocala Saturday. Below, some people gathered around the big televisions to watch the festivities from Louisville. These folks are watching trainer Bob Baffert being interviewed during the pre-race walk.