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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Fairfield Village..3 Ocala Palms........4 Quail Meadow......5 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 7 WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 Puzzles Page 10 Classifieds Page 11 12Wednesday, May 16, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BE7H 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-9 000BFJ6 Monday Pizza Special 18 Cheese $7.95 Daily Specials 11am-3pm Sr. Specials 3-5pm ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT SUNDAY Lobster & 2 Sides 1 LB. $ 11 95 $ 16 95 FRIDAY Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings 1 1 2 LB. Baby Back Ribs & 2 Sides $ 16 50 SLAB $ 9 95 1/2 SLAB 000BELA W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 000BG3S *Hearing test always free. Not a medical exam. Audiometric test to determine proper amplification ne ed only. **Hearing aids do not restore natural hearing. Individual experiences vary depending on severity of hearing loss, accuracy of evaluation, proper fit and ability to adapt to amplification. A PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE PRICE, DISCOUNTED FEE OR REDUCED FEE SERV ICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. N E E D H E A R I N G A I D S ? M i r a c l e E a r H e a r i n g A i d C e n t e r i s N O W O f f e r i n g H E A R I N G A I D S A T N O C O S T T O F E D E R A L W O R K E R S A N D R E T I R E E S T h a t s R i g h t . N o C o P a y N o E x a m F e e N o A d j u s t m e n t F e e HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm OCALA Inside Walmart Oakridge Plaza 9570 SW Hwy. 200 (Corner of Hwy. 484 & 200) 352-291-1467 CRYSTAL RIVER Inside Sears Crystal River Mall 352-795-1484 22 YEARS IN MARION COUNTY AND STILL GOING STRONG! Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance pays total cost of 2 Miracle Ear ME200 series aids. If you have Federal Government Insurance with enrollment code #104, #105, #111, or #112, you are covered for hearing aids with no out of pocket expenses. 3 yr. warranty. If you have a basic plan, we have factory pricing for non-qualifiers. Business and community leaders from the City of Ocala and surrounding communities will go behind bars for the Muscular Dystrophy Associations Ocala Executive Lock-Up on Thursday, June 7 at Carrabbas Italian Grill, who graciously donated the use of their facility. The apprehended will be arrested by volunteers and transported to jail at Carrabbas during the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. While being incarcerated, jailbirds will have their mug-shot and finger prints taken and sentenced behind bars for approximately one hour to raise bail money. Funds raised at the Ocala Executive Lock-Up will support MDAs various programs that benefit over 1,300 families in Central Florida, including an estimated 100 residing in Marion County. Bail money will provide clinic visits, fund support group sessions, assist with repairs of wheelchairs, leg braces, and communication devices, and send children with Muscular Dystrophy to a week-long MDA Summer Camp at no charge to their families. MDA medical services are available in Orlando at the Lucerne Orlando Regional Hospital for those who are diagnosed with any of the 43 neuromuscular diseases covered by the organization. MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and public health education. Florida's 24 regional workforce boards and the nearly 100 one-stop career centers they oversee continue to demonstrate their strong commitment to helping unemployed Floridians get to work. In April, nearly 30,000 job placements of Floridians who were assisted by the boards were reported. Since January, nearly 124,000 job placements have been reported statewide including about 27,500 job seekers who had been receiving unemployment compensation. These placements are an indicator of hiring in Florida as the state's economic recovery continues. Governor Rick Scott has made job creation and economic growth the top priority for his administration. "The work of regional boards to connect job seekers with employers looking to hire is instrumental to our ongoing efforts to retain and grow jobs in Florida," said Governor Rick Scott. "We can tell from Chief Executive magazine's recent improved ranking of Florida from the No. 3 spot to No. 2 that our state is becoming known as the best place for businesses to expand and create jobs. In light of these job opportunities, we will remain focused on outcomes such as job placements that matter most to Florida families and businesses." A northeast Ocala man has been arrested in connection with the death of an 11-month-old girl on Feb. 29. Jesus Mata, 24, was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. He arrested on May 11 and was held on $50,000 bond, but was released on the same day. According to a news release from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, The girl, Ayanna Ross, was taken to the hospital after she was found unresponsive by family friends, Mata and Shawna Parker. Doctors discovered Ayanna had a subdural hematoma and was transferred to Shands Hospital where she died. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be blunt trauma and the manner of death was ruled homicide. After an investigation, detectives determined Mata was responsible for Ayannas injuries. Mata had allegedly changed his story several times about how Ayanna got her injuries but ultimately indicated he was caring for the child when she became fussy and he had trouble calming her. Mata told detectives he began throwing the child in the air. At that time, the child fell to the floor, striking her head. Mata then shook the child to snap her out of it. Then, he set her down to rest instead of seeking medical attention. Please see MDA Page 2 Please see WORKFORCE Page 2 MDA makes plans for annual lockup Drill team Members of the Marion County Sheriffs Office precision drill team performed for the public last week at the Sheriffs complex in northwest Ocala. As seen in the bottom photo, their drills drew applause from those in attendance.PHOTOS BY RON RATNER Man accused in death of baby Swan Lake On May 4, Ocala Palms Swan residents Pollie and Ollie welcomed their new addition to the Swan Family. Mama and Papa and baby are doing fine. There possibly may be more siblings to follow as Mama Pollie continues to sit on two more eggs while Papa Ollie swims leisurely with Baby. There's a possibility a contest will be conducted in search for names for the new baby(s). Workforce boards tout success; Marion 10th in state rankings doptera research facility. In addition to the rainforest, the museum is a great way to get a history lesson on early life in Florida. If you are looking for something to do, just travel north on I-75 to Archer Road and follow the signs to the museum it only takes about 45 minutes to get there. Dont forget the potluck dinner and ice cream social at the clubhouse on Monday, May 21. Dinner is at 6 oclock. Fix a dish to share, bring your own place settings, and enjoy the evening. Ice cream and all the toppings will be provided by the social committee. QUAILcontinued from Page 5 Above are some of the images presented by the Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow from their visit to the Butterfly Rainforest. too. Can I smoke a pipe? I did not think it fair for my mother to make me eat spinach and then not allow me to smoke a pipe. At the time, my mother was not too amused with my argument concerning Popeyes pipe. I tried explaining that Popeyes use of spinach was only occasionally but his use of the pipe was continuously. This argument had no effect upon my mother, but it did cause severe pain in my left ear as she led me by my ear back to the table to finish my spinach. At the time, my mother had a one-track mind, which led to a plate of spinach. I, on the other hand, had a one-track mind, which led as far away from that plate of spinach as possible. I listened with amusement to all this spinach news this past week. Reflecting upon this incident from my past, a verse of Scripture came to my mind. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 KJV). At the time of my spinach eating frenzy, my mother thought she was doing the right thing. At the time she was, much to my consternation. Its not so much, what we do, as it is what we know. SNYDERcontinued from Page 2 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186

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O ne of the great joys of getting older, and there is at least one joy involved in this grueling process, is discovering that you were right all the time. I try not to boast here because, well, thats just the kind of person I am. And, Im not going to make a list of all of the things I was right about. No sense in boasting, but I just cant resist one. Some of these things centered on my relationship with my mother. One advantage a mother has over her children is that sense of authority and being right all the time. Looking back, I can see that she was not right all the time. As a young person, my mother told me things I have since learned not to be true. For example: It takes more than clean underwear to survive an accident. The boogieman under my bed does not exist... any more. None of my friends wants to jump off a bridge. I will grow up even if I dont clean up my plate. And, its almost impossible to behave yourself and have a good time simultaneously. My mother, like other mothers, was not a bad mother. She just had bad information, much of which she got from her mother. Im not sure where grandmother got her information, but it too was wrong. And, when you have bad information, there is nothing more you can do but inflict it upon your children. And my mother inflicted away at us children. This week another one of these not true things, was revealed. This one was the mother of all untrue things mothers tell their children. I must confess there is a bittersweet sense of victory in this recent announcement. I cant tell you how many times my mother told me to Eat your spinach. Its good for you. When I would protest she would further admonish me by saying, Finish all of your spinach on your plate, it wont kill you. Boy was she wrong. I hate to say, I told you so. However, the temptation is beyond my ability to resist. After all, Im only a man. I guess I never ate enough spinach for the strength to resist everything. For years, I told my mother that spinach was not good for me. Now, I have scientific proof as well as verification from the United States government that spinach can kill you. Where was all this information and government verification when I was young and being force-fed spinach? Some things should be retroactive. If I could find a way to give back all the spinach I have eaten from my mothers table I certainly would do it right now. (Could someone find me a porkbarrel?) Of course, there is always the idea that my mother knew this and was simply trying to kill me. No, after further thought, Im sure that is far from being true. But dont think I havent been pondering this, lately. She had plenty of evidence to incite this kind of attitude toward me, I assure you. My mother used everything she could think of to get me to eat my spinach. She used intimidation, arguments and a gold oldfashioned thrashing. None of it seemed to make her spinach taste any better. One of the arguments my mother used to get me to eat spinach was good ole Popeye. Popeye eats spinach, my mother would taunt me. Look at all of the things he does because of eating spinach. Of course, from my observation, Popeye only ate spinach when he was in extreme trouble and his life was being threatened. I tried to have an agreement with my mother that I would eat spinach every time my life was threatened. Then she threatened my life. Her arguments continued. Certainly you want to be like Popeye, dont you? my mother pleaded. To which I responded, Yes, and he smokes a pipe messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11 2Wednesday, May 16, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000B7QX EXPIRES 5/31/12 WMM SMC Must have 4 players. Not valid with any other offer. All inclusive: 18 holes of golf & golf carts, hotdog lunch special. Including tax. 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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY We Are Always Buying: Selling: American Eagles (Gold & Silver) Bullion Maple Leafs (Gold & Silver) Philharmonics (Gold & Silver) Numismatic Coins Coin Supplies Chinese Pandas (Gold & Silver) CALL US TODAY! 352-817-6564 FREE Appraisals In-Store or In-Home Unwanted Broken Jewelry Sterling Silver Jewelry Sterling Silver Flatware Silver Dollars Pre-1964 90% U.S. Coins Gold Coins (All Types U.S. & Foreign) All Types Silver & Gold Rounds & Bars NGC/PCGS Graded Coins American Eagles 000BFVS 000BEXI LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION 857-0461 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. 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Must have computer background Call for more info 352-854-6557 X13 DFWP/EEO Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA Fri. 18, & Sat. 19 8am-1pm 6350 SW 82nd Place Woods & Meadows COMMUNITY GARAGE SALEoff 103rd St and 80th Ave.Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 18, 19, 20th Time: 8:00-Until Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Ca$h for Old StuffCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Auctions Estates ORLANDO AUCTIONS No Minimums, No Reserves! Inventory of Cabinet Manuf. Facility, May 16, Bankruptcy & Consignment Auctions, May 19. Ewald Auction Rlty AB2473/AU1340 10% BP 407-275-6853 Crystal River Homes 1185 Country Club Road 3 bedroom. 1 bath. $105,000 obo 352-228-9691 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Call 352-854-3986 T O P LACE Y OUR A DIN The Lock-Up is one of the many events in MDAs yearlong fundraising campaign culminating in the MDA Labor Day Show of Strengths. A complete list of all 265 Jailbirds who are attending the 2012 Ocala Executive Lock-Up thus far. can be found on the West Marion Messenger website. If you are interested in participating in this event or would like more information please contact the MDA office at 407-562-2035. MDAcontinued from Page 1 WORKFORCEcontinued from Page 1 The results from April's Monthly Job Placement Report underscore continued progress with 29,514 individuals placed in jobs. Of these individuals, 6,754 were receiving unemployment compensation. "With every job placement, we are advancing workforce and economic development goals to strengthen Florida's economy," said Chris Hart IV, President/CEO of Workforce Florida Inc., the state's chief workforce policy organization. "Economic success starts at the regional level and I commend boards statewide and their front-line staff for maintaining a strong focus on jobs." The top 10 ranked regional workforce boards for reported job placements in April are: 1.Workforce Solutions Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties Board Chair Angie Metcalf and President/CEO Richard Stetson 2.Pasco Hernando Workforce Board Pasco and Hernando counties Board Chair Lex Smith and President/CEO Jerome Salatino 3.Florida Crown Workforce Board Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist and Union counties Board Chair Jennie Reed and Executive Director John Chastain 4.Heartland Workforce Desoto, Hardee and Highlands counties Board Chair David Royal and President Roger Hood 5.Brevard Workforce Board Chair Jack Rood and President Lisa Rice 6.Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties Board Chair Darrin Wall and Executive Director Richard Williams 7.South Florida Workforce Miami-Dade and Monroe counties Board Chair Alvin West and Executive Director Rick Beasley 8.WorkNet Pinellas Pinellas County Board Chair Dr. Tony Leisner and President Ed Peachey 9.Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties Board Chair Dr. David O. Miller and Executive Director Linda Sumblin 10.Workforce Connection Citrus, Levy and Marion counties Board Chair Suzanne Mills and Chief Executive Officer Rusty Skinner READ THE CLASSIFIEDS At a time when education budgets are being cut and every cost closely questioned, Marion County Public Schools has the lowest administrative cost of all Florida school districts. This indicates more dollars directed into the classroom per student than any other district. As a result, Marions ranking jumped from third last year to first this year. Floridas Department of Education released its annual survey of school district administrative expenditures earlier this month, with an average state-wide cost of $553.31 per Unweighted Full-Time Equivalent (UFTE). Marions cost is $449.30 per UFTE, up just over one percent from last years $441.76. The financial information comes from data transmitted by districts to the Department of Education annually. UFTE is based on official student numbers determined by counts taken in October and February of each year. Given this number, Marion is ranked as the 16th largest school district in Florida. The results also consider general fund and special revenue funds. The summary is required by the Educational Funding Accountability Act. Marion County has consistently ranked among the lowest when it comes to administrative costs per pupil: 2010-11 lowest in state 2009-10 3rd lowest 2008-09 3rd lowest 2007-08 6th lowest 2006-07 7th lowest For more information, visit www.fldoe.org/fefp/AdministrativeExpenditures.asp. Administrative costs low in county schools Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com My mother was wrong about spinach James Snyder See SNYDER Page 1 2

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 16, 2012 3 10Wednesday, May 16, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Leisure ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A stubborn refusal to go ahead on a project mystifies colleagues who expected more flexibility. But once you explain your position, theyll understand and even applaud you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A relationship seems to be stuck in the same place. Now its up to you, dear Bovine, to decide how far you want it to go and how intense you want it to be. Choose well and choose soon. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relationship progresses more slowly than you would prefer. Best advice: Insist on a frank and open discussion. What is learned could change minds and, maybe, hearts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its all right to be grateful to a workplace colleague who has done you a good turn. But gratitude shouldnt be a lifelong obligation. The time to break this cycle is now. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Its going to be especially nice to be the King of the Zodiac at this time. A recent money squeeze eases. Plans start to work out, and new friends enter Your Majestys domain. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Before you make a commitment on any level (personal, professional, legal), get all the facts. There might be hidden problems that could cause trouble later on. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Personal relationships improve. Professional prospects also brighten. A job offer could come through by months end. An old friend seeks to make contact. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your senses detect that something is not quite right about a matter involving a workplace colleague. Follow your keen instincts and dont get involved. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A prospect offers rewards, but it also demands that you assume a great deal of responsibility. Knowing you, youre up to the challenge, so go for it, and good luck. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A favor you did a long time ago is repaid, as a trusted colleague steps in to help you with a suddenly expanded workload. A family member has vital news. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A new job offer could require moving across the country. But before you let your doubts determine your decision, learn more about the potentials involved. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your sense of fair play doesnt allow you to rush to judgment about a friend who might have betrayed you. Good! Because all the facts are not yet in. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a romantic nature that allows you to find the best in people. You would excel at poetry and drama. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. RENEWED SURFACES We Specialize In Repairing Your Concrete Not Just Coloring Over It!! WE MAKE YOUR CONCRETE LOOK GOOD! By Re-Surfacing Your Concrete! Driveways Pool Decks Patios Garages Entrance Ways Non Skid Protection Many Colors! 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ADULTS & CHILDREN WELCOME CHECK UP and CLEANINGS NEW PATIENTS & EMERGENCIES WELCOME Hablamos Espaol CALL TODA Y 000BFHC Most Insurances Accepted Accepting: Chase Health Advance And Care C redit 5445 Commercial Way, Spring Hill CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 352-596-9900 Amir Akel, DMD www.akeldental.com SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS DISCOUNT FOR CASH PAYING 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! The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Fairfield Village R ecently, Jane and Peter Richards hosted an event at in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. It was most interesting and very worthwhile. Though much of the time was focused on professional nurses and their many accomplishments along with their challenges, a major portion of the time focused on wellness, health, and nutrition. There was a wealth of valuable information given and a wonderful assortment of healthy and delicious refreshments enjoyed. The Richards are fairly recent neighbors here in Ocala as they lived part of the time back in Jacksonville, even since they bought their home here in Fairfield Village. Now they are fulltime residents if you dont count the time they spend traveling. Jane did her nutrition training at Tusk University, and by her presentation, she surely learned a great deal there and in her professional life since then/ Several neighborhood nurses (who are dearly loved residents) gave some of their background in education and in their professional lives. Our beloved Becky Weller was in the Army Nursing Cadet Corps training even though the war-time service ended before she was ready to serve fully as she had planned. She told us lots about the strictness of her training back when and how she sometimes wonders if things have changed a great deal. Becky trained in Indiana at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond. She showed a great photo of her graduating class and told how they all became such good friends even while they were working and training what sounded like unfathomable hours. One thing that she said which really struck home with me was, When people are in the hospital, its for nursing care, and they deserve and should expect excellence. Lil Oliver spoke to just that fact when she talked about how her 20-monthold daughter spent a very long time in what was known as an iron lung back when Polio was such a horrendous scourge in this country. She said without the help of the nurses, Jean Chapman has just been selected as Florida's Co-President of Florida's Registered Nurses Retired. What an honor..What a responsibility! We are so proud of/for Jean. Calling all nurses Priscilla Geissal See FAIRFIELD Page 9

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As I close this special Thank You from Curry Andrews, I would like to add my own Thank you! to this generous, loving, unique man who works so hard to help others. I feel blessed to know him and even more blessed to be his friend. I love you, Curry, and so do lots and lots of other people and little babies who will not know you but will live and be healthy because of the walking and working you have done for them. You, sir, are one of the special breed of men and women about whom we refer when we speak of The Greatest Generation. CURRYcontinued from Page 7 she wonders if she could ever have made it through to the other side and wellness. She also pointed out how another of our neighbors, Diane Blanchett, who lives across from the Olivers has been such a help in the recent illness of Lils husband. Lil pointed out that her husband would listen and do what Diane told him which relieved a great deal of stress for them. Jean Chapman graduated in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1983. She is board certified in geriatrics and worked in that field for 25 plus years. Jean told us that as she got closer to the age of her patients, she decided to change her specialty to the opposite extreme. She went into neonatal care and finds it challenging and very rewarding. Jean also spoke about an organization to which she was introduced some years ago by Becky Weller. RNR (Registered Nurses Retired) is a wonderful organization and Jean has become more and more involved so much so that she has just been selected as State Co-President for the State of Florida. Quite an impressive position in my opinion! Part of the meeting was conducted by using video presentations about nursing and the emphasis on health by way of good nutrition. One significant fact that Jane pointed out is that a raw apple has over 600 phytonutrients which are vital for good nutritional health. She also pointed out that each of us should consume at least plate of fruits and vegetables each meal. Sometimes eating all the fruits and vegetables that we should each day is not practical for some people so she offered an alternative in the product that she and her husband promote. She pointed out the excellent nutritional value of a product called Juice Plus and showed how this could be a very good alternative for many people. The mornings gathering was very pleasant and those who attended felt it was time well spent. This is usually true when Fairfield Villagers gather for whatever reason because this is a lively place filled with lovely (and health-conscious) people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 3 Jane Richards spoke about nutrition and the benefits of a product she promotes (Juice Plus). Those attending the meeting found the information extremely valuable. Earl Arnett has released his background and platform in the race for County Commission. He says he is the candidate who has the experience Marion County needs to navigate these hard economic times. He has been a civic leader in the community since he arrived here in 1981. For many years he was a member of the Ocala Noon Optimist Club serving at both the local and state level. Earl was one of the founding members of the Republican Business Council. He was also a member of Mad Dads. Arnett has been married to his wife Shelia for more than 20 years. They have a blended family with three children and four grandchildren. When asked why hes running, he answered its for my children and grandchildren. I dont want to be the first generation to leave our children and our grandchildren with a diminished future because I wouldn't step up and make a difference. He is a veteran and served his country as a Medic in the U.S. Army. He has been a member at Central Christian Church since 1981. He has served as a Deacon and Ministry Leader there. He has been a lifelong Christian and is unashamedly a conservative Christian who is Pro-Life. He believes there is a choice that of the child and his/her right to life. He has been a commercial pilot and flight instructor as well as owner of a cable TV marketing company. He owned a private investigation firm in Marion County for 13 years. He has operated his current business in downtown Ocala since 1998. He owned and operated an investigative agency here in Marion County for 13 years. "There are very few roads in Marion County that I have not traveled, very few communities that I havent spent time in." Earl's investigations over those 13 years have taken him to every corner of Marion County: from the accident reconstruction on C25A outside of Belleview to the witness statements on the campus of North Marion Middle School; the asset recovery of a lake house estate in Salt Springs to the 2+ week surveillance that provided information to the Marion County Sheriff's Office that led to the rescue of a kidnapped child. As a member of the MAD DADS street patrol in the late 1980s, he partnered with other concerned citizens walking the streets of the west side of Ocala as a deterrent to prostitutes and drug dealers. "Those 13 years as a private investigator took me to the four corners of Marion County and have given me firsthand knowledge of our diverse county. I have a much wider variety of knowledge than any of my opponents." He has owned and operated a small business downtown since 1998. Like many businesses, times have been tough over these past several years. His fiscal responsibility has allowed the doors to remain open. Five similar businesses have closed their doors in the past couple of years, succumbing to the touch economic times. Earl looked for innovative ways to market his business cutting costs to the bare essentials to stay afloat. This fiscal responsibility will lend itself well to the County Commissioner role. "The light at the end of the tunnel can be seen we just need to make sure it's not an oncoming train. This is not the time to let down our guard!" "When you consider these diverse experiences, they have given me the ability and knowledge to help lead Marion County through these tough economic times. These experiences have helped shape my decision making ability. I have had to make hard decisions and I will continue to do so as I represent you." County candidate Arnett discusses platform, qualifications The Ocala Palm Ladies and Mens Golf Associations and community members again supported the annual Marion County Sheriffs Office Teddy Bears for Children Program. The stuffed animals are used to comfort children who have been traumatized or victimized. On Saturday, April 21st, one hundred and eight golfers participated in the annual Teddy Bear Tournament and each golfer donated a bear. Undersheriff Dan Kuhn attended the awards ceremony following the tournament and accepted the stuffed animals on behalf of Sheriff Dean. This year over 300 stuffed animals were collected and a cash donation was given to the Sheriffs Foundation. Ocala Palms supports Teddy Bears for Children program The 108 golfers who took part in the event. Diane Kilfoile, Bill Negron, Undersheriff Dan Kuhn, Barry Fies, Todd Niesen. Lenore and Anthony Comparetto, Terry Dines, Karen Smith Angie Fischetti, Judy and Bob Duby, Ron Maxim. Della Lastooka, David Leigh. The truck with more than 300 bears.

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T he QMRPOA monthly meeting was most enjoyable. We were honored to have Chris Blair as the guest speaker. He is running for sheriff of Marion County in the next election. He gave us some background information on his qualifications for this very important position. He has 35 years experience with the Marion County Sheriffs Office. His record of accomplishments during those years of service speaks for itself. Blair has lived in Ocala for the past 43 years. He is married and has two children; his son is a high school teacher and football coach and his daughter is in college. If you would like more information on Blair, you can go to his website: www.ChrisBlairForSheriff.com. For your information, there will be no QMRPOA business meetings during June, July, and August. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the board members. Have you noticed any strange wildlife in the neighborhood? Several residents have reported seeing a very large catlike animal roaming the yards late in the evening. One resident had several potted plants destroyed that were on a back patio. Be aware of your surroundings and call 911 if you see this animal. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow had a fabulous trip to the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville. This magnificent place is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. Upon entering the museum you are greeted by a huge skeleton of a Colombian Mammoth. The bones of this were found in the Florida panhandle. Its hard to imagine an animal this large roaming on our land many, many years ago. Upon entering the rainforest, you are greeted with hundreds of butterflies. The forest is absolutely beautiful with all types of flowers, ferns, tropical trees, birds, waterfalls, and of course, the butterflies. The forest is a 6,400 square foot outdoor, screened enclosure. You will be fascinated by the beauty of all of this. The butterflies are very friendly just ask Mickey Parker. They wanted to stay with her. The McGuire Center (located at the museum) is the worlds largest LepiWednesday, May 16 Conversation to practice English College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, offers its free summer program, "Conversation Cafe," welcoming all internationals with an opportunity to practice speaking English in a small group setting, every Wednesday at 6:30. Child care is provided. No books, no classes, just talking. More information at 352-854-6981. 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.Friday, May 18 Fallen Officers Memorial scheduledThe Fallen Officers Memorial will take place 10 a.m., Friday, May 18, in front of the building thats home for both the Marion County Tax Collector and Marion County Property Appraiser, on the campus of the McPherson Governmental Complex, 601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. This event is open to the public. Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold an all-youcan-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner with a 25-item salad bar on Friday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, beverage included and children under 18 eat free. Saturday, May 19 Italian Dinner at St. Jude The annual Italian Dinner sponsored by the Ladies Guild is planned for Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Jude Catholic Community. A traditional Italian meal will be served. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12. Takeouts will be available as usual. Tickets will be available before and after the weekend Masses. No tickets will be sold at the door. For additional information please contact Linda at 532-347-0154. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. 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. Marian Musical Meditation at St. Jude Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. is the date and time for the special Marian Music Meditation Program to be presented by the Music Ministry of St. Jude Catholic Community, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. May is the month devoted to Mary, the Mother of God and we show our devotion to her through music, scripture and prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge. Sunday, May 20 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is May 20. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 854-8930.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. Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at West Marion Medical Building, Room 240, on Monday, May 21. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows at noon. Our speaker will be Dr. Jose Gaudier who will speak on Medicine in Art History. Our charity is the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center. Items needed are: food items such as mayonnaise, jelly, cereals, children's snacks, bottled water and juice. Household supplies such as bleach, laundry detergent, dish soap, scrubbing sponges, sheets and towels are also needed. Retired RN's wishing to attend should contact Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Thursday May 17. 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. 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An Ungodly socialist America?Any question we are headed in that direction? France just elected a Socialist as president. He represents the far left, unions, redistribution of wealth and the continuance of social programs that will bankrupt the country. He wants to put the tax burden on the producers of wealth so they can support the entitlement society that believes they have the right to take from producers what they make for themselves. Pay close attention, this sounds just like our Democratic Party! Sadly, it appears nearly half of Americans now share that belief, thinking the government should provide for them, that they are entitled, deserving to be provided for by other peoples money. This is further supported by the direct actions of the so called Occupy/99 percent crowd, who are endorsed by Obama, Pelosi and other prominent Democrats as well as the Communist, Socialist and Nazi parties. They, along with similar groups, promote the end of capitalism, having a socialist/communist country, and are very destructive. In addition to desecrating our American flag, they commit violence against other citizens and the willful destruction of property. The damage they have caused exceeds messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7 6Wednesday, May 16, 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 Letter to the Editor Not the smartest guy in the room, with students Ease the testing in our schools T eens of today have a lot of pressures to face. Peer pressure is only a minor part of what this generation is experiencing with intense pressure to succeed. Perhaps one of the biggest pressures is standardized testing in school. So much weight is placed on test scores that if a student does not meet the state-mandated level of success, he or she will have to exchange a special-interest elective and instead take a remedial class to boost the level of knowledge in that subject. The bar of excellence has been raised by the Florida Department of Education and has been passed down to the local school districts to enforce. We all know there are many ways to learn, and we dont want any child left behind because of a test score. What makes humans unique is our individuality and ability to be different. Some people do well on test and others dont. So to say all students must score on the highest tier to move on is dangerous. The number score does not necessarily mean the subject matter is not understood, learned or that it is an accurate measure of intelligence. We agree there has to be a method to gauge how much knowledge has been grasped. But we dont want our children to spend all their time testing or preparing for a test. How much testing is too much? Theres the FCAT, SAT, ACT, EOC and PERT all acronyms for current standardized tests. Gone are what most of us experienced the end-ofyear exams and term papers contributing to the determination if one will advance to the next grade level. Children are tested on writing, reading math, algebra and science. It starts in third grade when students are expected to pass the FCAT to move on to fourth grade. And 10th-graders must pass the FCAT with a level expectation or they cannot graduate. There has to be a balance so children have time to be children. When a student has spent his or her entire school life in an intensive reading class because he or she cant pass the mandated reading FCAT test, it is bothersome. Education equates to success in life, so lets find a way to strike a balance and value each individuals innate quest for knowledge with a diminished cookie-cutter approach the battery of standardized tests demands. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial 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. 000BGY4 Jim Clark Editor It was a couple of weeks ago, as I was sitting in a room conducting an interview, that a sudden thought hit me: I was nowhere near the smartest person in the room. In fact, the opposite was probably true. That can be very disconcerting, especially when youre sitting there with three 17-year-olds who are still in high school. What made it so extremely obvious was that these three seniors were also finishing their sophomore years in junior college, and would be graduating with an AA degree before they got their high school diplomas. They were three of the 42 West Port High School seniors who were about to graduate from the College of Central Florida. That means that next school year, theyll each enter college as a junior. As I sat there and listened to them answer questions, the first thing that struck me was their poise. Here they were, sitting with some old guy they had never met before, and they werent the least bit intimidated. They elaborated on each question without being prodded, unlike some people who will give you a two-word answer and wait for the next question. Each of them also spoke well, using perfect grammar, not speaking awkwardly after each phrase, the way so many people do, uh, you know. I knew I was in trouble right off the bat when I asked future plans. One wanted to go into light design and technical theater, and computer engineering; one wanted to study the human mind, and the other wanted to go into international studies and foreign languages. When I went to high school, there was no such thing as technical theater or computer engineering. The human mind was always there, but not many of us wanted to study it we were afraid what wed find. As for foreign languages, I took three years of Spanish, which hasnt helped me a whole lot, although if I struggle enough I can read some basics. As far as speaking it, forget it! There were some other light bulbs that went off in my head as we were talking. 000BE0D Free Seminar War Time Veterans Many veterans and surviving spouses are unaware that they could be eligible to receive a significant monthly income through the Veterans Administration Aid & Attendance for Assisted Living. Ocalas Most Desired Assisted Living 11311 S.W. 95th Circle Ocala, FL 34481 Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:00-7:30 at Quiet Oaks Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 22, 2012 to 352-861-2088 Complimentary refreshments will be served Seating is limited Cordially invites you to an Educational Seminar with consultant Mark Camp Come learn more about how to qualify for this program. 0 0 0 B F V 2 NOVIA WEST 6785 West Hwy. 40, Ocala, FL 622-1200 Serious Big Boy Toys Headquarters Savings now available to AQHA & Thoroughbred Breeders Association members. Exclusive campaign with Grasshopper. Bad Boy Mowers starting at $2999 Golf Cart Sales & Service A LL M AJOR B RANDS 2 & 4 C YCLE R EPAIRED NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDAS MOST TRUSTED HEARING AID CENTERS 000BG8L We really get into what we do! Do you have ringing in your ears? Do you often ask people to repeat themselves? Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone? Do people say you like the TV too loud? If youre curious about hearing aids...if you think you may have a hearing loss... even if you currently wear hearing aids, we urge you to attend Our special 8-day event! May 14 through May 23, 2012 FEATURING BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY! Video Ear Inspection Set for Seniors Audibel Hearing Centers is pleased to offer video ear inspections to the public. A state licensed technician will examine the inside of your ear canal and eardrum with a state of the art video monitor. The camera equipment allows the patient to view the process on a TV screen. You will receive a full explanation of exactly what you are seeing. The technician will be able to detect wax build up that may be the reason for your hearing loss. You will receive a complete hearing evaluation and we will give you a copy for your medical records. All of this is free with NO OBLIGATION. Appointment times are limited! For time and availability call 352-873-0034 ALSO offices in Lady Lake, Inverness, Homosassa & The Villages. OCALA 2400 SW College Rd., 206 352-873-0034 Factory discounts for a limited time only! 30% OFF MSRP Audibel RANGE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY We honor most insurances 10 million dollars at a cost to taxpayers of over 19 million. The Democrats and liberal media have called them a civic group just like the Tea Parties. Not even close, since the Tea Parties have committed no crimes, have not cost taxpayers money nor caused any damage to others or their property. Its called having class, loving our country, our flag and our God. If this isnt bad enough for our country, we now have our president endorsing same sex marriage! This is a direct attack on the Word of God and it scares me as to just how far our acceptance has come. I was taught years ago that what one generation rejects, the next may tolerate, then the next may accept. Just how far do we think God will allow us to move away from him till he says enough is enough? The far left liberals want God removed from every aspect of our American way of life. Every believer in America should be praying for our country to turn back to God, seek his face and to forgive us for not taking a firmer stand for him. If we dont turn back to God, America will soon fall, its as simple as that! Which America do you want? I certainly dont want Obamas! Wayne Rackley Ocala One was that West Port High School offers top quality education to those who are willing to work for it, as this trio obviously was. Second, something I already knew, was that there are teachers who are totally dedicated to their students. In this case, it was Ginger Cruze, who is in charge of the advanced placement program, because you could see the emotion in her as she finished watching the interview, knowing that these students would be leaving her after two years of studies. Third, was the feeling that I was seeing the answer to those who are always saying how bad a shape this country will be in when the current crop of young people takes the reins. If these three are representative of those who will be responsible for our country in the future, well, were in pretty good shape. So my thanks to a couple of people, particularly the aforementioned Ginger Cruze, who helped set up the interview with the students, and to Kevin Christian of the Marion County School Board, who first notified us that there were many students about to graduate from CF before high school commencement exercises. And, most importantly, thanks to Gabriela Saenz, Dakota Gardner and Justin Gonzales, whose personality and cooperation made the story possible. If you know any of the 42 grads who successfully completed this program, congratulate them on a job well done. Realize, too, that there is another group waiting to advance to senior class status, so West Port is by no means finished producing some top notch advanced students. As for me, I can take a hint. In the chance that I might want to do a similar interview next year, Ill spend a lot of time reading and studying and trying to recall some of those things I learned back in school. Somehow, though, I think Ill still be at the bottom of the academic list when we go into that room next spring. Jim Clark is editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352854-3986. Priscilla Geissal is shown with Curry Andrews. BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL Special to the Messenger Again this year, for the twentieth year in a row, my wonderful 92 year old friend who is my neighbor here in Fairfield Village worked the entire month of April collecting donations for the March for Babies, formerly called the March of Dimes, which was held this year on Saturday, April 28. Amazingly, this agile and spritely gentleman walked the entire five-mile course in just one hour and 45 minutes. Even just as amazing was his collection of $1,850 to be used to help prevent and correct birth defects. This is particularly true in these difficult economic times when most of his donations were very small because many people are having financial issues that consume most of their cash. Curry asked me if I would write a follow-up to my previous article as a thank you to all the many people who contributed or helped in any way. This project is very dear to Currys heart, which, by the way was the recipient of a new valve a couple of years ago. That feat is within itself most remarkable because people of Currys mature age are not usually considered candidates for heart surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Gainesville. However, because of Currys walking regimen and healthy lifestyle, he was able to have the surgery and has made remarkable progress since then. How many of us know someone of Currys years to be able to work a regular job which he does joyfully at the Publix in Paddock Shopping Center? Many of Ocalas residents know Curry and love his Curry Andrews: Thank you for helping my babies Please see CURRY Page 9

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An Ungodly socialist America?Any question we are headed in that direction? France just elected a Socialist as president. He represents the far left, unions, redistribution of wealth and the continuance of social programs that will bankrupt the country. He wants to put the tax burden on the producers of wealth so they can support the entitlement society that believes they have the right to take from producers what they make for themselves. Pay close attention, this sounds just like our Democratic Party! Sadly, it appears nearly half of Americans now share that belief, thinking the government should provide for them, that they are entitled, deserving to be provided for by other peoples money. This is further supported by the direct actions of the so called Occupy/99 percent crowd, who are endorsed by Obama, Pelosi and other prominent Democrats as well as the Communist, Socialist and Nazi parties. They, along with similar groups, promote the end of capitalism, having a socialist/communist country, and are very destructive. In addition to desecrating our American flag, they commit violence against other citizens and the willful destruction of property. The damage they have caused exceeds messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 16, 2012 7 6Wednesday, May 16, 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 Letter to the Editor Not the smartest guy in the room, with students Ease the testing in our schools T eens of today have a lot of pressures to face. Peer pressure is only a minor part of what this generation is experiencing with intense pressure to succeed. Perhaps one of the biggest pressures is standardized testing in school. So much weight is placed on test scores that if a student does not meet the state-mandated level of success, he or she will have to exchange a special-interest elective and instead take a remedial class to boost the level of knowledge in that subject. The bar of excellence has been raised by the Florida Department of Education and has been passed down to the local school districts to enforce. We all know there are many ways to learn, and we dont want any child left behind because of a test score. What makes humans unique is our individuality and ability to be different. Some people do well on test and others dont. So to say all students must score on the highest tier to move on is dangerous. The number score does not necessarily mean the subject matter is not understood, learned or that it is an accurate measure of intelligence. We agree there has to be a method to gauge how much knowledge has been grasped. But we dont want our children to spend all their time testing or preparing for a test. How much testing is too much? Theres the FCAT, SAT, ACT, EOC and PERT all acronyms for current standardized tests. Gone are what most of us experienced the end-ofyear exams and term papers contributing to the determination if one will advance to the next grade level. Children are tested on writing, reading math, algebra and science. It starts in third grade when students are expected to pass the FCAT to move on to fourth grade. And 10th-graders must pass the FCAT with a level expectation or they cannot graduate. There has to be a balance so children have time to be children. When a student has spent his or her entire school life in an intensive reading class because he or she cant pass the mandated reading FCAT test, it is bothersome. Education equates to success in life, so lets find a way to strike a balance and value each individuals innate quest for knowledge with a diminished cookie-cutter approach the battery of standardized tests demands. Citrus County Chronicle O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial 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. 000BGY4 Jim Clark Editor It was a couple of weeks ago, as I was sitting in a room conducting an interview, that a sudden thought hit me: I was nowhere near the smartest person in the room. In fact, the opposite was probably true. That can be very disconcerting, especially when youre sitting there with three 17-year-olds who are still in high school. What made it so extremely obvious was that these three seniors were also finishing their sophomore years in junior college, and would be graduating with an AA degree before they got their high school diplomas. They were three of the 42 West Port High School seniors who were about to graduate from the College of Central Florida. That means that next school year, theyll each enter college as a junior. As I sat there and listened to them answer questions, the first thing that struck me was their poise. Here they were, sitting with some old guy they had never met before, and they werent the least bit intimidated. They elaborated on each question without being prodded, unlike some people who will give you a two-word answer and wait for the next question. Each of them also spoke well, using perfect grammar, not speaking awkwardly after each phrase, the way so many people do, uh, you know. I knew I was in trouble right off the bat when I asked future plans. One wanted to go into light design and technical theater, and computer engineering; one wanted to study the human mind, and the other wanted to go into international studies and foreign languages. When I went to high school, there was no such thing as technical theater or computer engineering. The human mind was always there, but not many of us wanted to study it we were afraid what wed find. As for foreign languages, I took three years of Spanish, which hasnt helped me a whole lot, although if I struggle enough I can read some basics. As far as speaking it, forget it! There were some other light bulbs that went off in my head as we were talking. 000BE0D Free Seminar War Time Veterans Many veterans and surviving spouses are unaware that they could be eligible to receive a significant monthly income through the Veterans Administration Aid & Attendance for Assisted Living. Ocalas Most Desired Assisted Living 11311 S.W. 95th Circle Ocala, FL 34481 Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:00-7:30 at Quiet Oaks Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 22, 2012 to 352-861-2088 Complimentary refreshments will be served Seating is limited Cordially invites you to an Educational Seminar with consultant Mark Camp Come learn more about how to qualify for this program. 0 0 0 B F V 2 NOVIA WEST 6785 West Hwy. 40, Ocala, FL 622-1200 Serious Big Boy Toys Headquarters Savings now available to AQHA & Thoroughbred Breeders Association members. Exclusive campaign with Grasshopper. Bad Boy Mowers starting at $2999 Golf Cart Sales & Service A LL M AJOR B RANDS 2 & 4 C YCLE R EPAIRED NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDAS MOST TRUSTED HEARING AID CENTERS 000BG8L We really get into what we do! Do you have ringing in your ears? Do you often ask people to repeat themselves? Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone? Do people say you like the TV too loud? If youre curious about hearing aids...if you think you may have a hearing loss... even if you currently wear hearing aids, we urge you to attend Our special 8-day event! May 14 through May 23, 2012 FEATURING BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY! Video Ear Inspection Set for Seniors Audibel Hearing Centers is pleased to offer video ear inspections to the public. A state licensed technician will examine the inside of your ear canal and eardrum with a state of the art video monitor. The camera equipment allows the patient to view the process on a TV screen. You will receive a full explanation of exactly what you are seeing. The technician will be able to detect wax build up that may be the reason for your hearing loss. You will receive a complete hearing evaluation and we will give you a copy for your medical records. All of this is free with NO OBLIGATION. Appointment times are limited! For time and availability call 352-873-0034 ALSO offices in Lady Lake, Inverness, Homosassa & The Villages. OCALA 2400 SW College Rd., 206 352-873-0034 Factory discounts for a limited time only! 30% OFF MSRP Audibel RANGE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY We honor most insurances 10 million dollars at a cost to taxpayers of over 19 million. The Democrats and liberal media have called them a civic group just like the Tea Parties. Not even close, since the Tea Parties have committed no crimes, have not cost taxpayers money nor caused any damage to others or their property. Its called having class, loving our country, our flag and our God. If this isnt bad enough for our country, we now have our president endorsing same sex marriage! This is a direct attack on the Word of God and it scares me as to just how far our acceptance has come. I was taught years ago that what one generation rejects, the next may tolerate, then the next may accept. Just how far do we think God will allow us to move away from him till he says enough is enough? The far left liberals want God removed from every aspect of our American way of life. Every believer in America should be praying for our country to turn back to God, seek his face and to forgive us for not taking a firmer stand for him. If we dont turn back to God, America will soon fall, its as simple as that! Which America do you want? I certainly dont want Obamas! Wayne Rackley Ocala One was that West Port High School offers top quality education to those who are willing to work for it, as this trio obviously was. Second, something I already knew, was that there are teachers who are totally dedicated to their students. In this case, it was Ginger Cruze, who is in charge of the advanced placement program, because you could see the emotion in her as she finished watching the interview, knowing that these students would be leaving her after two years of studies. Third, was the feeling that I was seeing the answer to those who are always saying how bad a shape this country will be in when the current crop of young people takes the reins. If these three are representative of those who will be responsible for our country in the future, well, were in pretty good shape. So my thanks to a couple of people, particularly the aforementioned Ginger Cruze, who helped set up the interview with the students, and to Kevin Christian of the Marion County School Board, who first notified us that there were many students about to graduate from CF before high school commencement exercises. And, most importantly, thanks to Gabriela Saenz, Dakota Gardner and Justin Gonzales, whose personality and cooperation made the story possible. If you know any of the 42 grads who successfully completed this program, congratulate them on a job well done. Realize, too, that there is another group waiting to advance to senior class status, so West Port is by no means finished producing some top notch advanced students. As for me, I can take a hint. In the chance that I might want to do a similar interview next year, Ill spend a lot of time reading and studying and trying to recall some of those things I learned back in school. Somehow, though, I think Ill still be at the bottom of the academic list when we go into that room next spring. Jim Clark is editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352854-3986. Priscilla Geissal is shown with Curry Andrews. BY PRISCILLA GEISSAL Special to the Messenger Again this year, for the twentieth year in a row, my wonderful 92 year old friend who is my neighbor here in Fairfield Village worked the entire month of April collecting donations for the March for Babies, formerly called the March of Dimes, which was held this year on Saturday, April 28. Amazingly, this agile and spritely gentleman walked the entire five-mile course in just one hour and 45 minutes. Even just as amazing was his collection of $1,850 to be used to help prevent and correct birth defects. This is particularly true in these difficult economic times when most of his donations were very small because many people are having financial issues that consume most of their cash. Curry asked me if I would write a follow-up to my previous article as a thank you to all the many people who contributed or helped in any way. This project is very dear to Currys heart, which, by the way was the recipient of a new valve a couple of years ago. That feat is within itself most remarkable because people of Currys mature age are not usually considered candidates for heart surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Gainesville. However, because of Currys walking regimen and healthy lifestyle, he was able to have the surgery and has made remarkable progress since then. How many of us know someone of Currys years to be able to work a regular job which he does joyfully at the Publix in Paddock Shopping Center? Many of Ocalas residents know Curry and love his Curry Andrews: Thank you for helping my babies Please see CURRY Page 9

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T he QMRPOA monthly meeting was most enjoyable. We were honored to have Chris Blair as the guest speaker. He is running for sheriff of Marion County in the next election. He gave us some background information on his qualifications for this very important position. He has 35 years experience with the Marion County Sheriffs Office. His record of accomplishments during those years of service speaks for itself. Blair has lived in Ocala for the past 43 years. He is married and has two children; his son is a high school teacher and football coach and his daughter is in college. If you would like more information on Blair, you can go to his website: www.ChrisBlairForSheriff.com. For your information, there will be no QMRPOA business meetings during June, July, and August. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of the board members. Have you noticed any strange wildlife in the neighborhood? Several residents have reported seeing a very large catlike animal roaming the yards late in the evening. One resident had several potted plants destroyed that were on a back patio. Be aware of your surroundings and call 911 if you see this animal. The Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow had a fabulous trip to the Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville. This magnificent place is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. Upon entering the museum you are greeted by a huge skeleton of a Colombian Mammoth. The bones of this were found in the Florida panhandle. Its hard to imagine an animal this large roaming on our land many, many years ago. Upon entering the rainforest, you are greeted with hundreds of butterflies. The forest is absolutely beautiful with all types of flowers, ferns, tropical trees, birds, waterfalls, and of course, the butterflies. The forest is a 6,400 square foot outdoor, screened enclosure. You will be fascinated by the beauty of all of this. The butterflies are very friendly just ask Mickey Parker. They wanted to stay with her. The McGuire Center (located at the museum) is the worlds largest LepiWednesday, May 16 Conversation to practice English College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, offers its free summer program, "Conversation Cafe," welcoming all internationals with an opportunity to practice speaking English in a small group setting, every Wednesday at 6:30. Child care is provided. No books, no classes, just talking. More information at 352-854-6981. 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.Friday, May 18 Fallen Officers Memorial scheduledThe Fallen Officers Memorial will take place 10 a.m., Friday, May 18, in front of the building thats home for both the Marion County Tax Collector and Marion County Property Appraiser, on the campus of the McPherson Governmental Complex, 601 S.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. This event is open to the public. Spaghetti dinner at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold an all-youcan-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner with a 25-item salad bar on Friday, May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, beverage included and children under 18 eat free. Saturday, May 19 Italian Dinner at St. Jude The annual Italian Dinner sponsored by the Ladies Guild is planned for Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Jude Catholic Community. A traditional Italian meal will be served. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12. Takeouts will be available as usual. Tickets will be available before and after the weekend Masses. No tickets will be sold at the door. For additional information please contact Linda at 532-347-0154. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. 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. Marian Musical Meditation at St. Jude Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. is the date and time for the special Marian Music Meditation Program to be presented by the Music Ministry of St. Jude Catholic Community, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. May is the month devoted to Mary, the Mother of God and we show our devotion to her through music, scripture and prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge. Sunday, May 20 Afternoon of music offered by Jazz SocietyThe Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is May 20. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society. For more info call Gladys at 854-8930.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. Retired nurses to meetThe Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at West Marion Medical Building, Room 240, on Monday, May 21. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m., lunch at 11:30 and the speaker follows at noon. Our speaker will be Dr. Jose Gaudier who will speak on Medicine in Art History. Our charity is the Ocala Domestic/Sexual Assault Center. Items needed are: food items such as mayonnaise, jelly, cereals, children's snacks, bottled water and juice. Household supplies such as bleach, laundry detergent, dish soap, scrubbing sponges, sheets and towels are also needed. Retired RN's wishing to attend should contact Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882 by Thursday May 17. 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. 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As I close this special Thank You from Curry Andrews, I would like to add my own Thank you! to this generous, loving, unique man who works so hard to help others. I feel blessed to know him and even more blessed to be his friend. I love you, Curry, and so do lots and lots of other people and little babies who will not know you but will live and be healthy because of the walking and working you have done for them. You, sir, are one of the special breed of men and women about whom we refer when we speak of The Greatest Generation. CURRYcontinued from Page 7 she wonders if she could ever have made it through to the other side and wellness. She also pointed out how another of our neighbors, Diane Blanchett, who lives across from the Olivers has been such a help in the recent illness of Lils husband. Lil pointed out that her husband would listen and do what Diane told him which relieved a great deal of stress for them. Jean Chapman graduated in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1983. She is board certified in geriatrics and worked in that field for 25 plus years. Jean told us that as she got closer to the age of her patients, she decided to change her specialty to the opposite extreme. She went into neonatal care and finds it challenging and very rewarding. Jean also spoke about an organization to which she was introduced some years ago by Becky Weller. RNR (Registered Nurses Retired) is a wonderful organization and Jean has become more and more involved so much so that she has just been selected as State Co-President for the State of Florida. Quite an impressive position in my opinion! Part of the meeting was conducted by using video presentations about nursing and the emphasis on health by way of good nutrition. One significant fact that Jane pointed out is that a raw apple has over 600 phytonutrients which are vital for good nutritional health. She also pointed out that each of us should consume at least plate of fruits and vegetables each meal. Sometimes eating all the fruits and vegetables that we should each day is not practical for some people so she offered an alternative in the product that she and her husband promote. She pointed out the excellent nutritional value of a product called Juice Plus and showed how this could be a very good alternative for many people. The mornings gathering was very pleasant and those who attended felt it was time well spent. This is usually true when Fairfield Villagers gather for whatever reason because this is a lively place filled with lovely (and health-conscious) people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 3 Jane Richards spoke about nutrition and the benefits of a product she promotes (Juice Plus). Those attending the meeting found the information extremely valuable. Earl Arnett has released his background and platform in the race for County Commission. He says he is the candidate who has the experience Marion County needs to navigate these hard economic times. He has been a civic leader in the community since he arrived here in 1981. For many years he was a member of the Ocala Noon Optimist Club serving at both the local and state level. Earl was one of the founding members of the Republican Business Council. He was also a member of Mad Dads. Arnett has been married to his wife Shelia for more than 20 years. They have a blended family with three children and four grandchildren. When asked why hes running, he answered its for my children and grandchildren. I dont want to be the first generation to leave our children and our grandchildren with a diminished future because I wouldn't step up and make a difference. He is a veteran and served his country as a Medic in the U.S. Army. He has been a member at Central Christian Church since 1981. He has served as a Deacon and Ministry Leader there. He has been a lifelong Christian and is unashamedly a conservative Christian who is Pro-Life. He believes there is a choice that of the child and his/her right to life. He has been a commercial pilot and flight instructor as well as owner of a cable TV marketing company. He owned a private investigation firm in Marion County for 13 years. He has operated his current business in downtown Ocala since 1998. He owned and operated an investigative agency here in Marion County for 13 years. "There are very few roads in Marion County that I have not traveled, very few communities that I havent spent time in." Earl's investigations over those 13 years have taken him to every corner of Marion County: from the accident reconstruction on C25A outside of Belleview to the witness statements on the campus of North Marion Middle School; the asset recovery of a lake house estate in Salt Springs to the 2+ week surveillance that provided information to the Marion County Sheriff's Office that led to the rescue of a kidnapped child. As a member of the MAD DADS street patrol in the late 1980s, he partnered with other concerned citizens walking the streets of the west side of Ocala as a deterrent to prostitutes and drug dealers. "Those 13 years as a private investigator took me to the four corners of Marion County and have given me firsthand knowledge of our diverse county. I have a much wider variety of knowledge than any of my opponents." He has owned and operated a small business downtown since 1998. Like many businesses, times have been tough over these past several years. His fiscal responsibility has allowed the doors to remain open. Five similar businesses have closed their doors in the past couple of years, succumbing to the touch economic times. Earl looked for innovative ways to market his business cutting costs to the bare essentials to stay afloat. This fiscal responsibility will lend itself well to the County Commissioner role. "The light at the end of the tunnel can be seen we just need to make sure it's not an oncoming train. This is not the time to let down our guard!" "When you consider these diverse experiences, they have given me the ability and knowledge to help lead Marion County through these tough economic times. These experiences have helped shape my decision making ability. I have had to make hard decisions and I will continue to do so as I represent you." County candidate Arnett discusses platform, qualifications The Ocala Palm Ladies and Mens Golf Associations and community members again supported the annual Marion County Sheriffs Office Teddy Bears for Children Program. The stuffed animals are used to comfort children who have been traumatized or victimized. On Saturday, April 21st, one hundred and eight golfers participated in the annual Teddy Bear Tournament and each golfer donated a bear. Undersheriff Dan Kuhn attended the awards ceremony following the tournament and accepted the stuffed animals on behalf of Sheriff Dean. This year over 300 stuffed animals were collected and a cash donation was given to the Sheriffs Foundation. Ocala Palms supports Teddy Bears for Children program The 108 golfers who took part in the event. Diane Kilfoile, Bill Negron, Undersheriff Dan Kuhn, Barry Fies, Todd Niesen. Lenore and Anthony Comparetto, Terry Dines, Karen Smith Angie Fischetti, Judy and Bob Duby, Ron Maxim. Della Lastooka, David Leigh. The truck with more than 300 bears.

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The time to break this cycle is now. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Its going to be especially nice to be the King of the Zodiac at this time. A recent money squeeze eases. Plans start to work out, and new friends enter Your Majestys domain. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Before you make a commitment on any level (personal, professional, legal), get all the facts. There might be hidden problems that could cause trouble later on. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Personal relationships improve. Professional prospects also brighten. A job offer could come through by months end. An old friend seeks to make contact. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your senses detect that something is not quite right about a matter involving a workplace colleague. Follow your keen instincts and dont get involved. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A prospect offers rewards, but it also demands that you assume a great deal of responsibility. Knowing you, youre up to the challenge, so go for it, and good luck. 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Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Fairfield Village R ecently, Jane and Peter Richards hosted an event at in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. It was most interesting and very worthwhile. Though much of the time was focused on professional nurses and their many accomplishments along with their challenges, a major portion of the time focused on wellness, health, and nutrition. There was a wealth of valuable information given and a wonderful assortment of healthy and delicious refreshments enjoyed. The Richards are fairly recent neighbors here in Ocala as they lived part of the time back in Jacksonville, even since they bought their home here in Fairfield Village. Now they are fulltime residents if you dont count the time they spend traveling. Jane did her nutrition training at Tusk University, and by her presentation, she surely learned a great deal there and in her professional life since then/ Several neighborhood nurses (who are dearly loved residents) gave some of their background in education and in their professional lives. Our beloved Becky Weller was in the Army Nursing Cadet Corps training even though the war-time service ended before she was ready to serve fully as she had planned. She told us lots about the strictness of her training back when and how she sometimes wonders if things have changed a great deal. Becky trained in Indiana at Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond. She showed a great photo of her graduating class and told how they all became such good friends even while they were working and training what sounded like unfathomable hours. One thing that she said which really struck home with me was, When people are in the hospital, its for nursing care, and they deserve and should expect excellence. Lil Oliver spoke to just that fact when she talked about how her 20-monthold daughter spent a very long time in what was known as an iron lung back when Polio was such a horrendous scourge in this country. She said without the help of the nurses, Jean Chapman has just been selected as Florida's Co-President of Florida's Registered Nurses Retired. What an honor..What a responsibility! We are so proud of/for Jean. Calling all nurses Priscilla Geissal See FAIRFIELD Page 9

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O ne of the great joys of getting older, and there is at least one joy involved in this grueling process, is discovering that you were right all the time. I try not to boast here because, well, thats just the kind of person I am. And, Im not going to make a list of all of the things I was right about. No sense in boasting, but I just cant resist one. Some of these things centered on my relationship with my mother. One advantage a mother has over her children is that sense of authority and being right all the time. Looking back, I can see that she was not right all the time. As a young person, my mother told me things I have since learned not to be true. For example: It takes more than clean underwear to survive an accident. The boogieman under my bed does not exist... any more. None of my friends wants to jump off a bridge. I will grow up even if I dont clean up my plate. And, its almost impossible to behave yourself and have a good time simultaneously. My mother, like other mothers, was not a bad mother. She just had bad information, much of which she got from her mother. Im not sure where grandmother got her information, but it too was wrong. And, when you have bad information, there is nothing more you can do but inflict it upon your children. And my mother inflicted away at us children. This week another one of these not true things, was revealed. This one was the mother of all untrue things mothers tell their children. I must confess there is a bittersweet sense of victory in this recent announcement. I cant tell you how many times my mother told me to Eat your spinach. Its good for you. When I would protest she would further admonish me by saying, Finish all of your spinach on your plate, it wont kill you. Boy was she wrong. I hate to say, I told you so. However, the temptation is beyond my ability to resist. After all, Im only a man. I guess I never ate enough spinach for the strength to resist everything. For years, I told my mother that spinach was not good for me. Now, I have scientific proof as well as verification from the United States government that spinach can kill you. Where was all this information and government verification when I was young and being force-fed spinach? Some things should be retroactive. If I could find a way to give back all the spinach I have eaten from my mothers table I certainly would do it right now. (Could someone find me a porkbarrel?) Of course, there is always the idea that my mother knew this and was simply trying to kill me. No, after further thought, Im sure that is far from being true. But dont think I havent been pondering this, lately. She had plenty of evidence to incite this kind of attitude toward me, I assure you. My mother used everything she could think of to get me to eat my spinach. She used intimidation, arguments and a gold oldfashioned thrashing. None of it seemed to make her spinach taste any better. 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Job entails working with movement of re cycled materials & containers in an outdoor setting. This is a drug free environment; drug screens and background checks are required. Top Pay for Top candidates. Benefit package. B ring resume and apply in person at 711 S. Adolph Pt. Lecanto FL. NO PHONE CALLS General Help Crown Jewel Club Operations At Oak Run Country Club is looking for a PT Accounting Clerk seeking a qualified individual who posses excellent organization, Interpersonal & communication skills. Must have computer background Call for more info 352-854-6557 X13 DFWP/EEO Garage/ Yard Sales OCALA Fri. 18, & Sat. 19 8am-1pm 6350 SW 82nd Place Woods & Meadows COMMUNITY GARAGE SALEoff 103rd St and 80th Ave.Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 18, 19, 20th Time: 8:00-Until Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Ca$h for Old StuffCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info (352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Real Estate For Sale PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Auctions Estates ORLANDO AUCTIONS No Minimums, No Reserves! Inventory of Cabinet Manuf. Facility, May 16, Bankruptcy & Consignment Auctions, May 19. Ewald Auction Rlty AB2473/AU1340 10% BP 407-275-6853 Crystal River Homes 1185 Country Club Road 3 bedroom. 1 bath. $105,000 obo 352-228-9691 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! Call 352-854-3986 T O P LACE Y OUR A DIN The Lock-Up is one of the many events in MDAs yearlong fundraising campaign culminating in the MDA Labor Day Show of Strengths. A complete list of all 265 Jailbirds who are attending the 2012 Ocala Executive Lock-Up thus far. can be found on the West Marion Messenger website. If you are interested in participating in this event or would like more information please contact the MDA office at 407-562-2035. MDAcontinued from Page 1 WORKFORCEcontinued from Page 1 The results from April's Monthly Job Placement Report underscore continued progress with 29,514 individuals placed in jobs. Of these individuals, 6,754 were receiving unemployment compensation. "With every job placement, we are advancing workforce and economic development goals to strengthen Florida's economy," said Chris Hart IV, President/CEO of Workforce Florida Inc., the state's chief workforce policy organization. "Economic success starts at the regional level and I commend boards statewide and their front-line staff for maintaining a strong focus on jobs." The top 10 ranked regional workforce boards for reported job placements in April are: 1.Workforce Solutions Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties Board Chair Angie Metcalf and President/CEO Richard Stetson 2.Pasco Hernando Workforce Board Pasco and Hernando counties Board Chair Lex Smith and President/CEO Jerome Salatino 3.Florida Crown Workforce Board Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist and Union counties Board Chair Jennie Reed and Executive Director John Chastain 4.Heartland Workforce Desoto, Hardee and Highlands counties Board Chair David Royal and President Roger Hood 5.Brevard Workforce Board Chair Jack Rood and President Lisa Rice 6.Chipola Regional Workforce Development Board Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington counties Board Chair Darrin Wall and Executive Director Richard Williams 7.South Florida Workforce Miami-Dade and Monroe counties Board Chair Alvin West and Executive Director Rick Beasley 8.WorkNet Pinellas Pinellas County Board Chair Dr. Tony Leisner and President Ed Peachey 9.Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties Board Chair Dr. David O. Miller and Executive Director Linda Sumblin 10.Workforce Connection Citrus, Levy and Marion counties Board Chair Suzanne Mills and Chief Executive Officer Rusty Skinner READ THE CLASSIFIEDS At a time when education budgets are being cut and every cost closely questioned, Marion County Public Schools has the lowest administrative cost of all Florida school districts. This indicates more dollars directed into the classroom per student than any other district. As a result, Marions ranking jumped from third last year to first this year. Floridas Department of Education released its annual survey of school district administrative expenditures earlier this month, with an average state-wide cost of $553.31 per Unweighted Full-Time Equivalent (UFTE). Marions cost is $449.30 per UFTE, up just over one percent from last years $441.76. The financial information comes from data transmitted by districts to the Department of Education annually. UFTE is based on official student numbers determined by counts taken in October and February of each year. Given this number, Marion is ranked as the 16th largest school district in Florida. The results also consider general fund and special revenue funds. The summary is required by the Educational Funding Accountability Act. Marion County has consistently ranked among the lowest when it comes to administrative costs per pupil: 2010-11 lowest in state 2009-10 3rd lowest 2008-09 3rd lowest 2007-08 6th lowest 2006-07 7th lowest For more information, visit www.fldoe.org/fefp/AdministrativeExpenditures.asp. Administrative costs low in county schools Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com My mother was wrong about spinach James Snyder See SNYDER Page 1 2

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Fairfield Village..3 Ocala Palms........4 Quail Meadow......5 VOLUME 5, NUMBER 7 WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012 Puzzles Page 10 Classifieds Page 11 12Wednesday, May 16, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000BE7H 2775 NW 49th Avenue Ocala Shops at Foxwood 352-368-7662 Fax 352-622-5318 Mon.-Thurs. 11-9 Fri.-Sat. 11-10 Sun. 12-9 000BFJ6 Monday Pizza Special 18 Cheese $7.95 Daily Specials 11am-3pm Sr. Specials 3-5pm ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT ROMA ITALIAN RESTAURANT SUNDAY Lobster & 2 Sides 1 LB. $ 11 95 $ 16 95 FRIDAY Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings 1 1 2 LB. Baby Back Ribs & 2 Sides $ 16 50 SLAB $ 9 95 1/2 SLAB 000BELA W h a t s F o r Whats For L U N C H ? LUNCH? O u r M o n d a y T h r u F r i d a y D a i l y L u n c h S p e c i a l s Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials A r e F r e s h l y P r e p a r e d E v e r y D a y Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Served from 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W. College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Store Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership I n t r o d u c i n g C o u n t r y H o u s e S a l a d P l u s C h o i c e o f B a k e d P o t a t o o r S o u p Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Served Monday thru Friday from 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick ory smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sourdough croutons served with your choice of a Baked Potato with butter and sour cream or a cup of soup. Wednesday CHICKEN POT PIE Freshly baked, loaded with chunks of chicken breast and topped with a golden flaky crust Thursday TURKEY N DRESSING Tender, oven roasted turkey breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Monday BAKED CHICKEN N DRESSING A tender, juicy chicken breast served with savory dressing and choice of one vegetable Tuesday MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATOES A slice of homestyle meatloaf, mashed potatoes and choice of one vegetable $ 5 99 000BG3S *Hearing test always free. Not a medical exam. Audiometric test to determine proper amplification ne ed only. **Hearing aids do not restore natural hearing. Individual experiences vary depending on severity of hearing loss, accuracy of evaluation, proper fit and ability to adapt to amplification. A PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE PRICE, DISCOUNTED FEE OR REDUCED FEE SERV ICE, EXAMINATION OR TREATMENT. N E E D H E A R I N G A I D S ? M i r a c l e E a r H e a r i n g A i d C e n t e r i s N O W O f f e r i n g H E A R I N G A I D S A T N O C O S T T O F E D E R A L W O R K E R S A N D R E T I R E E S T h a t s R i g h t . N o C o P a y N o E x a m F e e N o A d j u s t m e n t F e e HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm OCALA Inside Walmart Oakridge Plaza 9570 SW Hwy. 200 (Corner of Hwy. 484 & 200) 352-291-1467 CRYSTAL RIVER Inside Sears Crystal River Mall 352-795-1484 22 YEARS IN MARION COUNTY AND STILL GOING STRONG! Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance pays total cost of 2 Miracle Ear ME200 series aids. If you have Federal Government Insurance with enrollment code #104, #105, #111, or #112, you are covered for hearing aids with no out of pocket expenses. 3 yr. warranty. If you have a basic plan, we have factory pricing for non-qualifiers. Business and community leaders from the City of Ocala and surrounding communities will go behind bars for the Muscular Dystrophy Associations Ocala Executive Lock-Up on Thursday, June 7 at Carrabbas Italian Grill, who graciously donated the use of their facility. The apprehended will be arrested by volunteers and transported to jail at Carrabbas during the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. While being incarcerated, jailbirds will have their mug-shot and finger prints taken and sentenced behind bars for approximately one hour to raise bail money. Funds raised at the Ocala Executive Lock-Up will support MDAs various programs that benefit over 1,300 families in Central Florida, including an estimated 100 residing in Marion County. Bail money will provide clinic visits, fund support group sessions, assist with repairs of wheelchairs, leg braces, and communication devices, and send children with Muscular Dystrophy to a week-long MDA Summer Camp at no charge to their families. MDA medical services are available in Orlando at the Lucerne Orlando Regional Hospital for those who are diagnosed with any of the 43 neuromuscular diseases covered by the organization. MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and public health education. Florida's 24 regional workforce boards and the nearly 100 one-stop career centers they oversee continue to demonstrate their strong commitment to helping unemployed Floridians get to work. In April, nearly 30,000 job placements of Floridians who were assisted by the boards were reported. Since January, nearly 124,000 job placements have been reported statewide including about 27,500 job seekers who had been receiving unemployment compensation. These placements are an indicator of hiring in Florida as the state's economic recovery continues. Governor Rick Scott has made job creation and economic growth the top priority for his administration. "The work of regional boards to connect job seekers with employers looking to hire is instrumental to our ongoing efforts to retain and grow jobs in Florida," said Governor Rick Scott. "We can tell from Chief Executive magazine's recent improved ranking of Florida from the No. 3 spot to No. 2 that our state is becoming known as the best place for businesses to expand and create jobs. In light of these job opportunities, we will remain focused on outcomes such as job placements that matter most to Florida families and businesses." A northeast Ocala man has been arrested in connection with the death of an 11-month-old girl on Feb. 29. Jesus Mata, 24, was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child. He arrested on May 11 and was held on $50,000 bond, but was released on the same day. According to a news release from the Marion County Sheriffs Office, The girl, Ayanna Ross, was taken to the hospital after she was found unresponsive by family friends, Mata and Shawna Parker. Doctors discovered Ayanna had a subdural hematoma and was transferred to Shands Hospital where she died. An autopsy determined the cause of death to be blunt trauma and the manner of death was ruled homicide. After an investigation, detectives determined Mata was responsible for Ayannas injuries. Mata had allegedly changed his story several times about how Ayanna got her injuries but ultimately indicated he was caring for the child when she became fussy and he had trouble calming her. Mata told detectives he began throwing the child in the air. At that time, the child fell to the floor, striking her head. Mata then shook the child to snap her out of it. Then, he set her down to rest instead of seeking medical attention. Please see MDA Page 2 Please see WORKFORCE Page 2 MDA makes plans for annual lockup Drill team Members of the Marion County Sheriffs Office precision drill team performed for the public last week at the Sheriffs complex in northwest Ocala. As seen in the bottom photo, their drills drew applause from those in attendance.PHOTOS BY RON RATNER Man accused in death of baby Swan Lake On May 4, Ocala Palms Swan residents Pollie and Ollie welcomed their new addition to the Swan Family. Mama and Papa and baby are doing fine. There possibly may be more siblings to follow as Mama Pollie continues to sit on two more eggs while Papa Ollie swims leisurely with Baby. There's a possibility a contest will be conducted in search for names for the new baby(s). Workforce boards tout success; Marion 10th in state rankings doptera research facility. In addition to the rainforest, the museum is a great way to get a history lesson on early life in Florida. If you are looking for something to do, just travel north on I-75 to Archer Road and follow the signs to the museum it only takes about 45 minutes to get there. Dont forget the potluck dinner and ice cream social at the clubhouse on Monday, May 21. Dinner is at 6 oclock. Fix a dish to share, bring your own place settings, and enjoy the evening. Ice cream and all the toppings will be provided by the social committee. QUAILcontinued from Page 5 Above are some of the images presented by the Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow from their visit to the Butterfly Rainforest. too. Can I smoke a pipe? I did not think it fair for my mother to make me eat spinach and then not allow me to smoke a pipe. At the time, my mother was not too amused with my argument concerning Popeyes pipe. I tried explaining that Popeyes use of spinach was only occasionally but his use of the pipe was continuously. This argument had no effect upon my mother, but it did cause severe pain in my left ear as she led me by my ear back to the table to finish my spinach. At the time, my mother had a one-track mind, which led to a plate of spinach. I, on the other hand, had a one-track mind, which led as far away from that plate of spinach as possible. I listened with amusement to all this spinach news this past week. Reflecting upon this incident from my past, a verse of Scripture came to my mind. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. (James 4:17 KJV). At the time of my spinach eating frenzy, my mother thought she was doing the right thing. At the time she was, much to my consternation. Its not so much, what we do, as it is what we know. SNYDERcontinued from Page 2 T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186