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INDEX Ocala Palms........5 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....11 Classifieds........11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 8 WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012 Rev. Snyder Page 3 Happenings Page 4 12 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger R AMUNNO L AW F IRM P A Lorenzo Ramunno, Esq. Member of Florida Bar and New York Bar Wills and Estate Planning Probate Law Trusts and Trust Administration Real Estate Contracts Powers of Attorney Pre-Marital Agreements We offer free consultations for Estate Planning Serving clients in Florida for 23 years. 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ALL INSURANCE ACCEPTED AND PROCESSED. Toward the purchase of two new premium digital hearing aids. Cannot be combined with any other offer. We Will Beat ANY Quote on the Same Hearing Aid by Any Competitor. Ocala West OTOW Winn Dixie Entrance (Not Publix Entrance) 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 Ocala East CHELSEA SQUARE Next to McDonalds 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 All Competitors Hearing Aid Coupons Honored Hearing Solutions For more information, visit our website: dBhearingsolutions.com honor the war dead in the 1860s. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by General John Logan. The day was then observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of the Confederate and Union soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. After World War I the holiday was changed to honor all Americans who died fighting in any war. We now celebrate Memorial Day as a national holiday on the last Monday in May. We might note however, some southern states have a separate day set aside for Confederate Memorial Day. In Florida, along with several other states, April 26 is the day recognized. January 19 and June 3 are also dates used by other southern states. Did you purchase a poppy to wear? In 1922, the VFW became the first veterans organization to sell poppies nationally. Since the late 1950s on the Thursday before Memorial Day, small American flags are placed on each of the graves in Arlington National Cemetery. In some other national cemeteries the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts decorate the graves with flags. However you spent your Memorial Day, I hope you took time out to reflect on those brave men and women who through the years gave their all for our country. God bless the USA. The Ladies Luncheon for Quail Meadows residents. QUAILcontinued from Page 11 Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com BY JIM CLARK Editor On May 28, 1955, Ocala Police Assistant Chief Mahlon Otis Tuck was shot and killed after responding to the scene of the murders of Deputy Robert Wooten and Deputy Curtis Youngblood, both of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The two deputies had been shot and killed as they approached the home of a mentally ill man. As officers responding to the initial shooting surrounded the home, the suspect opened fire a second time and fatally wounding Assistant Chief Tuck. The man was taken into custody and later died while in a state mental hospital. On Friday morning, May 18, members of Tucks family were among those attending the annual Fallen Officers Memorial at the McPherson Complex in Ocala. A sizeable crowd attended the event, which featured the reading of all the names on the memorial as well as military-type honors. Speaker Judge Willard Pope described to the officers in attendance and the crowd the types of situations that they encountered and noted that sometimes officers had a half-second to make up their minds about the use of force. Some of you have called 10-24, shots fired, yet you choose to do this. You do it because thats who you are and thats what youre made of. Pope continued, If you dont fight against wrong, you become part of it. Fallen officers honored From the left, Frank Tuck and friend, Lucy Stegall, Della Tuck and M.O. Tuck Jr. Please see OFFICERS Page 2 PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe riderless horse, a symbol of a fallen officer. The speaker was Judge Willard Pope. On Memorial Day, many Americans observe Memorial Day by attending ceremonies or visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some fly the flag of the United States at half-staff. This year, a coalition of nonprofit organizations who provide assistance to military personnel, survivors, Veterans and their families are offering another way for Americans to express their appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our nations heroes. On May 10th, the Yellow Ribbon Registry Network, a collaboration of sixteen nonprofit organizations serving the men and women who have worn our nations uniform launched Operation Honor Wall www.operationhonorwall.org By visiting this virtual wall, grateful Americans can log on and leave a message in honor of family members, loved ones or friends who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. A number of business and elected leaders have joined Operation Honor Wall in an effort to encourage Americans to express their gratitude for those who have served and sacrificed leading up to Memorial Day. The project, led by the Florida based nonprofit organization; VeteransPlus aims to collect 4 to 5 million honor messages from grateful Americans before Memorial Day on May 28th. With celebrities such as Actor Gary Sinise, San Francisco 49ers Kicker David Akers, Actor Dean Cain and Christian recording Artist Matthew West, we hope to recapture the enthusiasm and patriotism of Americans for the more solemn occasion of Memorial Day by providing a means for them to express their appreciation on line, says John Pickens, Executive Director of VeteransPlus. We hope to rally national pride and appreciation for those who have given so much by offering everyone an opportunity to personally say thank you in their own way, he continued. In addition to the nonprofits that have joined forces in this project, a number of business leaders and celebrities have Operation Honor Wall launched Please see WALL Page 2 PHOTO BY MICHEL NORTHSEARelay for Life The West Marion Relay for Life, rained out the first weekend it was planned, went off this Friday, May 18, without a hitch. Bill Cousins and Edward Demarest hang a Relay for Life sign up over the Missions/Education booth. More photos, Page 10.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 23, 2012 11 2 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials. Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Wanted to Buy Ca$h for Old StuffCostume Jewelry, Military, Knives, Toys, Tools, Magazines, Coins & Iron SkilletsCall for Info(352) 237-2478 or (352) 682-6003 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 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. 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 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Sport/Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET 2009 Tahoe LTZ 4WD, 29,700 miles, white, leather, DVD, navigation, sunroof, warranty, excellent condition, $12700, ppeo@netscape.com Quail Meadow T hank you, thank you, thank you! The response to the food drive was tremendous. The residents of Quail Meadow really come to the rescue of those less fortunate. We had at least 15 boxes full at the Clubhouse and many packages left by your mailboxes. I understand that the pantry at Interfaith is empty, so this food drive will be a great help. Remember we have a collection box at the Clubhouse all the time. Donations are taken to Interfaith each Wednesday. The identity of the mystery animal has been solved: a QM resident who has a security camera saw a fox on his system. Apparently this fox likes our neighborhood. Belated congratulations to Art and Dottie Guglielmi on their 50th wedding anniversary. The Ladies Luncheon was enjoyed by 18 residents. Everyone enjoyed the new Big Apple Restaurant, now located in the Ramada Inn. Please note: The Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday water aerobics classes are now meeting at 9 a.m. Arent these love bugs a nuisance? It seems to me they are much more numerous this year. You might like to know they have no known predator. Tests show that no bird or animal will eat them. Hopefully they will be gone in a few more days. Dont let them stay on your cars they will eat through the paint. May 28 Memorial Day: This is a day of remembrance a day to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women who served, or are serving in our military. Probably each of us can name a family member or friend who served in the armed forces either many years ago, or are serving now. Do you remember when Memorial Day was called Decoration Day? This name was given because it was a day set aside to place flowers on the graves of those who gave their all for our country. There are several accounts of how the day began. It is believed that it had many beginnings in various towns with the people gathering to Food drive response was tremendous in Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL Page 12 He told those gathered, Heroes dont wear capes, they wear badges. You meet the definition of a hero, because thats who you are and thats what you do. He said that the fallen officers would tell you they would do it all over again ...would want you to be careful ... and that there are no regrets. The ceremony featured the reading of the names by Chief Joanne Black of the Dunnellon Police Department. A memorial wreath was placed by Arlene Rutherford, who recalls Deputy William Rutherford of the Marion County Sheriffs Office, who was killed Jan. 2, 1990, when his car was struck by a drunk driver, who also died in the crash. The Marion County Sheriffs Office Honor Guard, which recently won a national championship, performed in the parking lot. There was a flyover by air units, a 21gun salute, the playing of Taps and a riderless horse. OFFICERScontinued from Page 1 stepped-up to help promote Operation Honor Wall. We are proud to have great American companies including: Ryder, Sysco, Clear Channel, Crown Automotive Group, Checkers, KForce, Rallys, CACI, Werner Enterprises and Pfizer on board with us in this project said VeteransPlus Director for Strategic Partnerships, Chris Fitzpatrick. We not only appreciate these business leaders participating in this Memorial Day project, but these are companies who support our armed forces, Veterans and their families every day in so many other ways. Their participation in Operation Honor Wall will help create a memorial from millions of Americans who visit the Honor Wall via the website, Facebook, Twitter and each company involved continued Fitzpatrick. VeteransPlus and Operation Honor Wall would like to give a special thanks to Ryder System, Inc, Student Veterans of America and the office of U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis, CoChair of the House Veterans Committee. WALLcontinued from Page 1 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThe names as listed on the memorial. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThe sound of Taps from Officer Ronnie Williams. Members of the awardwinning Sheriffs Honor Guard.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK PHOTO BY JIM CLARK A FLYOVER BY THE COMBINED AIR UNITS. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKOcala Police Chief Greg Graham gave closing remarks. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAbove, Chaplain Doug Green gives the invocation. At right, Chaplain Robert Murray gives the closing benediction behind the wreath which had been placed by Arlene Rutherford.

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According to a study in Athens, Greece, scientists have found a good laugh is a calorie burner not to be ignored. You can be sure this gained my attention. Some American researchers found that 10 to 15 minutes of genuine giggling can burn off the number of calories found in a medium square of chocolate. These scientists discovered a way to measure how many calories people burn when they laugh. When I read this, I laughed for 39 minutes, allowing me to eat two medium squares of chocolate. At this rate, Ill be able to eat several pounds of chocolate a day. Now thats what I call a diet. According to their findings, the average person burns 20 percent more calories when laughing, compared to not laughing. If somebody laughs for 10 or 15 minutes a day they would burn up to 50 calories, depending on body size and the intensity of the laughter. This means if I laughed for 10 to 15 minutes a day, I would burn enough calories to lose 4-1/2 pounds in a year. Thats nothing to laugh at. This means in 50 years I would completely disappear from the face of the earth. Which poses a question; when a person loses weight, where does that weight go? Im not one to jump on the latest bandwagon but there is nothing funny about carrying around extra weight. For some its like having a monkey on their back, for me its more like a gorilla. Up to this point, my weight loss program has been a laughing matter. Little did I know my laughing was burning calories! My exercise program has been a real joke, which may have done me good and I didnt know it. To be honest, my regimen has not produced the results I desired. Just a few years ago, I exercised my right as an American citizen to vote for the president of my choice, which has been quite taxing on me, you can be sure. This kind of exercise takes more out of a person than realized at the time and must be good because I lost a great chunk of money in paying my taxes this year. Every day I exercise my right to remain silent when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is giving me a piece of her mind. Although I have not lost any weight with this exercise, I havent lost any arguments, either. Personally, I think its a good trade-off. Now, with this new information I shall change my whole approach to dieting. Instead of working hard, exercising every day and watching what I eat, I shall throw caution to the wind and laugh all day long. I shall laugh off all criticism with good humor. I shall roll in the aisles with uncontrollable mirth. My only concern is that I dont die laughing. For the observant person, like Yours Truly, each day provides plenty of things to laugh about. My only problem is to know exactly where to start. I could start laughing at my Beloved but Im sure I would lose something other than weight, so I dont want to go there, if you know what I mean. A good guffaw, Ive discovered, carries more than just personal benefits. An old proverb says, Laugh, and the whole world laughs with you. So, I can see where my laughing is going to help other people lose weight. Why didnt somebody think of this before? I may have lost some time; but be assured I am determined to giggle my way to Giggle The Pounds Away With Laughtercise supreme health in the days and months ahead. To begin my regimen of laughter, I only need to wake up in the morning. Believe me when I say, not waking up in the morning is no laughing matter. When I wake up, I yawn, stretch and then go to the bathroom. One look in the mirror is good for a good belly laugh, which helps start the day in the right direction. For the next laugh, I turn to the early morning news programs, which is good for a laugh-a-minute. We truly live in a funny world, at least for the person who takes the time to see the funny side of the street. All those people on early morning television seriously think what they say is important. When in reality, very little of what they say makes any difference in anyones day. If they only knew how insignificant their opinions are, they probably wouldnt get up in the morning and go to work. They give, on any given morning, sidesplitting, rib-tickling, laugh-aminute exercises. If you happen to see me walking down the street with a smile all over my face, dont be alarmed. I am engaged in my Laughtercise for the day. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones (Proverbs 17:22).The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com. James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Quiet Oaks Assisted Living Facility had a booth at this years Relay. Marketing Director Noreen Taylor and her husband, Scott, put up one of their signs. More photos from West Marion Relay for Life PHOTOS BY MICHEL NORTHSEA At left, The Oakwood Crawlers had a cruise ship theme going on with their campsite for this years relay. Team members Mary Sorrel, left, and her daughter, Haylee, pose with some of decorations. At right, Team Techies, from Rasmussen College, members, Scott Gamet, left, and Jessica Lee, right, put the finishing touches on one of their signs. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, the annual Highland Memorial Day community celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park, 1515 N.E. Third St. in Ocala (two blocks behind the Cascades Office Complex). This event will feature the "Heroes of Freedom" presentation a powerful patriotic presentation featuring Real Life Heroes from every conflict from World War II to present day a time of meet and greet with community members immediately follows, plus the annual What is Memorial Day and What Does it Mean to Me? Essay contest awards ceremony. Two winning essays will receive a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond; two first and two second runners-up will receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond. The event also includes the Historic Avenue of Flags display, war history display, antique military display, wreath-laying ceremony, posting of our nations Colors, 21-gun salute and more! Closing ceremonies will include prayer for our service men and women and a soloist performance of God Bless America. Admission, lunch and all Highland Memorial Park plans event for Memorial Day exhibits are free! Bring a donation item to support Operation Shoe Box. Parking and restrooms are handicap accessible. Justin Baxley, president of Highland Memorial Park said, Memorial Day is all about remembering. Our hope is to provide an experience, following the traditional Memorial Day services at the beautiful Marion County Veterans Park, which allows the community to come together and remember. We also want to provide an opportunity for our nations heroes to interact with children and young families who need to hear their stories of valor and liberty. For additional information, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466 or visit the event website at www.highlandmemorialday.com Veterans Park to hold service A Memorial Day Service will take place at Veterans Park on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. The park is at Northeast 25th Avenue and Fort King Street. VFW eventsAll dinners are open to the public in the hall: The Men's Auxiliary serves fried shrimp or chicken baskets on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. V-Burgers (two for $2 along with chips and special beer prices) are available on the last Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. On the second Tuesday of the month, the ladies dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, June 12, the menu includes spaghetti with meatballs, tossed salad, garlic bread, and neapolitan ice cream. The donation is $6. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available until 1:30. Members and Guests: (Non-members must be signed in by a Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the canteen from 6 to 8. Food is available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the entertainment of karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. The VFW is at State Road 200/Southwest 110th Street. Read the classifieds

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Friday, May 25 Free child fingerprinting plannedNational Missing and Exploited Children Awareness Day is this Friday, May 25th. More than 40,000 children went missing in the state of Florida in 2011. In the event your child goes missing, having their fingerprints on file is crucial to helping law enforcement locate your child and bring them home safely. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will be at the Paddock Mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering free youth fingerprinting services for children 0-17 years of age. We will also have members of our cybercrimes and human trafficking teams present to help parents understand these issues and how they could affect your family. Other agencies/groups participating include: Safe Kids Marion, Kid Central Inc., Department of Children and Families, Domestic Violence Center, The Centers, Marion County Childrens Alliance, Kimberlys Center, Florida Mentor and the Arnette House, Inc. These agencies will have information on hand regarding services they provide. Please, take the time to safeguard your child. Join us at the Paddock Mall, in front of the Belk entrance, this Friday. Saturday, May 26 African Violet Club meetsThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation), 9048 S.W. Highway 200. There will be a program and light refreshments will be served. For more information, go to http://www.AfricanVioletClubOfOcala.org. 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. Saturday, June 2 Historical Novel group meets The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The program for June 2 will be an interactive workshop on character development that is so essential in novel writing. Priscilla Watkins and Carol Megge will open the program with an explanation of the relationship between plot and character. Those who wish to participate will be encouraged to create a character with interesting goals, motivations, and unique personalities, and then those characters will be placed in various situations and their reactions recorded. Handouts will be provided, but please bring paper and pens to record the story and characters as they develop. Everyone interested in writing and reading is welcome to attend and participate in what should be a fun learning experience. For information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or go to www.fchns.org. Sunday, June 3 Blueberry Festival plannedOn Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 3810 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd. (U.S. Highway 27), the inaugural Blueberry Festival will take place, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, a baking contest, 50/50 raffle, book sale, plants, a food area and fresh blueberries. There will also be Horebowtique Mini Therapy pigs, Brick City Oil Slickers VW Club, Ocala K-9 Unit, Ocala Carriage rides, Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet and the Blueberry Princess. Admission is $1 for adults Children under 12 are free. For more information call 352-291-1962 or email at pbennighof@gmail. Saturday, June 23 Marion Oaks Democratic dinner The Marion Oaks Democratic Club will hold a fundraising dinner dance on Saturday, June 23, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Donation is $50 per person. BYOB, and setups wll be available. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. For ticket information call Henry Gabriel, 352-3477029; Winsome Stern, 352-347-3457; Joann Byrd, 352-2082681; or Linda Jones, 352-347-0580. Moose to sponsor golf tournament A four person best ball golf tournament will be held on June 23 at Marion Oaks Country Club. Longest drive and closest to the pin contests are part of the fun. Mulligans will be available for purchase. Tee time is 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. This 18-hole event will offer free coffee, donuts, prizes and plenty of laughs followed by a chicken and fixins lunch at West Marion Moose Lodge. For more information call Joe Edel, 352-238-1485, Fred Pulis, 352-854-9976 or signup sheets are available at West Marion Moose Lodge 352-854-2200. Golf outing is open to Moose members and guests. This project is to help raise funds for the kitchen stove replacement. Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at our first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Ocala. The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for 8-foot inside table, $15 for an outside 12x12 feet space (no tables or chairs included.) The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 3. There will be arts and crafts, lots of plants, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, beer/wine, food and of course, chili. Call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 23, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. 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Plan a special weekend event for family and/or friends. S A GI TTA RIUS ( Nov 22 to Dec 21) Your quick wit helps you work through an already difficult situation without creating more problems. Creative aspects begin to dominate by the weeks end. CA PRI CO R N ( Dec 22 to J an 19) Be patient. Youll soon receive news about a project that means so much to you. Meanwhile, you might want to reconsider a suggestion you previously turned down. A QU A RIUS (J an 20 to Feb 18) There are still some aspects about that new job offer you need to resolve. In the meantime, another possibility seems promising. Be sure to check that out as well. PIS C ES ( Feb 19 to March 20) Opening up your emotional floodgates could leave you vulnerable to being hurt later on. Watch what you say, in order to avoid having your words come back to haunt you. BO R N TH IS WEEK: Youre usually the life of the party, which gets you on everyones invitation list. 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R ecently, actually this past month of May, we have lost several very important people in our community. With Memorial Day coming up, I felt that it would be worthwhile to mention these people and what they have meant to our Fairfield Village community. In 13 days, between May 2 and May 15, we have lost five people who were/are irreplaceable to our community. We hope that this trend will end, and we will not lose more such valuable people in the near future. On May 2, Barbara Watson passed away in a hospice facility. Barbara lived alone and was a very private person, but she was known and regularly recognized riding her bicycle around our lovely community streets. She will be missed. Our sympathy to her loved ones on their loss. On May 5, two of our most active neighbors suffered a terrible loss when their daughter, who was a young mother, died quite unexpectedly. Ed and Frann Glenney spent 19 months away from FFV to be with another daughter, Jody, who had quite a battle with bone cancer. Happily, Jody is recovering and her prospects are reported as very good. Her sister, Stacey Glenney Knapp died in West Palm Beach. Her husband, Fred, and their 3-year-old daughter have been visiting here with the Glenneys as they plan the adjustments they must make with the loss of the young mother. Our hearts go out to all the family. On May 7, Vee Redding died in hospice care. Vee had been one of the comanagers of our community with his wife, Romayne, for a number of years before leaving because of ill health several years ago. Vee battled cancer and lived much longer than any medical predictor would have thought. He was known as a very competent manager who helped many people in extra ways. Again, our sympathy is extended to his wife and family. On May 8, Tom McNeill passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center. Tom had spent quite some time in a rehab facility while he faced many health issues quite bravely with the support of his wife, Dee, and his children and other family. Tom was part of Fairfield Villages maintenance staff before he became ill and was known for his excellent work ethic, attitude, and knowledge of how to get things done right. Our community has lost a very special person, and we will miss Tom McNeill very much. Sympathy is extended to his family along with wishes that his memory will help sustain them all. On May 15, Mike Riley passed away at Legacy House after many years of fighting serious debilitating conditions. Even with his many health problems, Mike was always ready to be a part of things that made our community better. He was a very active member of the Homeowners Association and worked tirelessly to help keep our community headed in the right direction. He spent many hours working at his computer and researching information that was very valuable for all of our neighbors. We are so sad to lose Mike, but we know that his physical suffering has ended so that we can all be assured that his wife, Karen, will know that he is at peace. Sympathy is extended to the Riley family, but also many thanks for all the energy that Mike used to help others even when he was in such pain himself. This article must be looked at as only one thingit is meant as a celebration of the lives of 5 people who made the others of us living here in Fairfield Village have a better life than we would have had without their contributions to our total community. Thirteen days and five losses so much to grieve, but also so much to celebrate and thank whatever deity we believe in to give us the opportunity to be touched in such positive ways by such special people. None of us knows how many days we have on this earth, but we know that we can make those days into good ones with positive associations and interactions with others. Some people seem to choose to be negative, but these people and their families were among the glass half full group who make life better for all of us even if they did not know all the people that they helped. May God bless Barbara Watson, Vee Redding, Stacey Knapp, Tom McNeill, Mike Riley and all their families. We will miss you all, but we are all better people for having known you and by having been touched by your positive nature here in our community known for its lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Technology brought war into the home A farce in school tests Last week we told you that we thought there was too much emphasis on test scores in the Florida education system. Now the state Board of Education has gone to an extreme that for all practical purposes says that the FCAT writing test is a waste of time. The state issued an order changing the passing grade for the writing part of the FCAT, making it easier for students to pass, and therefore graduate. The reason? Too many failed the test as it was currently scored. The logic fails to impress us. Apparently the thought is that if many young people are failing the test, where others in the past have passed, then the test is too tough. So the solution is not to learn why suddenly students cant pass the writing test; the solution is to back off and let fewer students fail, so they can graduate. The writing test is a poor indicator of what students know. It is judged subjectively, unlike subject questions, such as math, that have a right or wrong answer. So the state may finally agree with those who have said for years that this test is unfair. Unfortunately, when young people cant write clear sentences, they have a strike against them in the business world. In this era of phonic abbreviations for words to fit them into the letter limit of Twitter, correct spelling and proper grammar have gone out the window. The inability to write properly can have an effect on things such as resumes, final papers in college, etc. The state should make an effort to find out what the common mistakes were in the essays that originally caused to many to fail, and take corrective steps. But in the future, the state should make the essay part of the exam informative and not part of the final grade. Of course, it doesnt seem to matter. After all, if you dont like the results, you can always change the standards in the middle of the school year. Thats what happened here. Better still, scrap the FCAT as constituted altogether. Let individual districts set their own standards for graduation. Maybe then teachers can teach the children what they need to know to succeed, not what they need to know to pass the test. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Munroe, taxes and Obama health care At first glance it may seem these three subjects are not related, but they sure are, in every way. First Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC), is the hospital that is Marion County's and its surrounding area our hospital. That being said, in November we probably will be asked to support a referendum regarding a one (1) mill increase in our property taxes. Forget it, vote it down, just deny it. But, if a proposal is put on the ballot to increase the sales tax by 1/2 of one percent, go for it. In this way, taxes are distributed equally amongst the population in our area. We would even realize income through this tax increase from tourists. Yep tourists. Now, this may not generate as much income, say some of those who support the millage increase, but it's totally equitable, so all residents are footing the bill. I picture in my mind, people buying cigarettes, alcohol and other unnecessary items who don't own property and are not paying a millage increase. I could go deeper but I don't think it would be printed. Now let's address President Obama's health care program. First, insurance companies and some businesses are vehemently against it as are a great number of Republicans. Now, if politicians have a hand, and are involved in it, it's probably a good health care program. Get politicians involved in anything and it becomes a, "will it get me re-elected or not approach." Having worked for the Congress and lobbied two legislatures, politicians are at the top of, what's in it for me, rung of the ladder. Most politicians are lawyers, so that should be self explaining. I was with Medicare from its inception back in July 1965, as a financial and medical auditor. I can tell you that people in the couple years leading up to Medicare being implemented, were just as opposed to Medicare as they are Obamacare. But, and it should be said proudly, that Obamacare is also a good thing. It's been implied that senior citizens would be adversely effected by Obamacare. Hogwash. More political mumbo jumbo. Then there's those people who either work for a company that doesn't provide health care, or those who can't afford health insurance as we know it, who will then have health care available to them. Think of the people who would be taken off of the welfare and Medicade rolls. Example. I know a person who was working for a company that didn't provide health care and his wife was in the same boat in her job. No family health care for the four family members. So, the father had to quit a job he liked, and took another job, only because it provided health care for his family. People, this is not an exception, this happens all the time. It's a fact that, health care is expensive and we can blame insurance companies for that, not President Obama. After all health care has been around for years and President Obama has only been in office a little over three years. You do the math. So, which do you prefer, life with health care or the alternative. The Republicans, through an ad on TV and the print medial, are accusing a person supporting Obamacare by calling it the death program. How ridiculous is that? I guess it takes all kinds. We're on the verge of being the worst state in the country on education, let's not go the same route on health care. Bill Ford Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. 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Baby Back Ribs & 2 Sides $ 16 50 SLAB $ 9 95 1/2 SLAB 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 Jim Clark Editor T here were a couple of events last weekend that I attended that really brought into the limelight the change in recent technology. The first was the wedding of a family member Friday night, in which he invited everyone to take pictures with their cell phones and e-mail him the results, which he would compile and make available to everyone. Although he did have a friend who is a good photographer taking standard photos, and a couple of us used our digital cameras to take pictures, others did take him up on his offer. The second was a First Communion of a grandson on Sunday morning in St. Augustine Beach area. The church didnt want people using a flash during Mass, and although that didnt stop a few people, cell phones being used was a common sight. Quickly, there were many pictures of both events posted on Facebook. When we were growing up, this type of thing wasnt even a part of the imagination. Those same advances in technology have changed the way Americans look at war. During the wars early in our lives, except for a few grainy newsreels, the written word was the main description of the fighting. The Vietnam era changed that, with cameras and correspondents bringing the battles, and the deaths, right into our living rooms. That changed the way many people looked at war, but it also changed the way many people celebrated Memorial Day. Suddenly the day took on a more personal meaning, after we sat there and watched people die on our TV screens. Monday is Memorial Day, a day of honoring all those who died while fighting for their country. Its a national event, flags will fly, some places will have parades, many other places will have ceremonies. But for many people its a personal event. There are many among us who have lost friends or relatives in war, and this is a particularly emotional day for those survivors who remember the heroes gone before us. So this coming Monday, amid the celebration, activities, beach visits and other fun times, take time to recall why this day is being celebrated. Without the sacrifices of these people who went before us into war, some of these celebrations might not be possible. On Memorial Day, thats worth remembering. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Fairfield Village Five losses in 13 days Priscilla Geissal The flowers bloom in memory of those we have lost.

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R ecently, actually this past month of May, we have lost several very important people in our community. With Memorial Day coming up, I felt that it would be worthwhile to mention these people and what they have meant to our Fairfield Village community. In 13 days, between May 2 and May 15, we have lost five people who were/are irreplaceable to our community. We hope that this trend will end, and we will not lose more such valuable people in the near future. On May 2, Barbara Watson passed away in a hospice facility. Barbara lived alone and was a very private person, but she was known and regularly recognized riding her bicycle around our lovely community streets. She will be missed. Our sympathy to her loved ones on their loss. On May 5, two of our most active neighbors suffered a terrible loss when their daughter, who was a young mother, died quite unexpectedly. Ed and Frann Glenney spent 19 months away from FFV to be with another daughter, Jody, who had quite a battle with bone cancer. Happily, Jody is recovering and her prospects are reported as very good. Her sister, Stacey Glenney Knapp died in West Palm Beach. Her husband, Fred, and their 3-year-old daughter have been visiting here with the Glenneys as they plan the adjustments they must make with the loss of the young mother. Our hearts go out to all the family. On May 7, Vee Redding died in hospice care. Vee had been one of the comanagers of our community with his wife, Romayne, for a number of years before leaving because of ill health several years ago. Vee battled cancer and lived much longer than any medical predictor would have thought. He was known as a very competent manager who helped many people in extra ways. Again, our sympathy is extended to his wife and family. On May 8, Tom McNeill passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center. Tom had spent quite some time in a rehab facility while he faced many health issues quite bravely with the support of his wife, Dee, and his children and other family. Tom was part of Fairfield Villages maintenance staff before he became ill and was known for his excellent work ethic, attitude, and knowledge of how to get things done right. Our community has lost a very special person, and we will miss Tom McNeill very much. Sympathy is extended to his family along with wishes that his memory will help sustain them all. On May 15, Mike Riley passed away at Legacy House after many years of fighting serious debilitating conditions. Even with his many health problems, Mike was always ready to be a part of things that made our community better. He was a very active member of the Homeowners Association and worked tirelessly to help keep our community headed in the right direction. He spent many hours working at his computer and researching information that was very valuable for all of our neighbors. We are so sad to lose Mike, but we know that his physical suffering has ended so that we can all be assured that his wife, Karen, will know that he is at peace. Sympathy is extended to the Riley family, but also many thanks for all the energy that Mike used to help others even when he was in such pain himself. This article must be looked at as only one thingit is meant as a celebration of the lives of 5 people who made the others of us living here in Fairfield Village have a better life than we would have had without their contributions to our total community. Thirteen days and five losses so much to grieve, but also so much to celebrate and thank whatever deity we believe in to give us the opportunity to be touched in such positive ways by such special people. None of us knows how many days we have on this earth, but we know that we can make those days into good ones with positive associations and interactions with others. Some people seem to choose to be negative, but these people and their families were among the glass half full group who make life better for all of us even if they did not know all the people that they helped. May God bless Barbara Watson, Vee Redding, Stacey Knapp, Tom McNeill, Mike Riley and all their families. We will miss you all, but we are all better people for having known you and by having been touched by your positive nature here in our community known for its lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 104, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Among Friends On Point Technology brought war into the home A farce in school tests Last week we told you that we thought there was too much emphasis on test scores in the Florida education system. Now the state Board of Education has gone to an extreme that for all practical purposes says that the FCAT writing test is a waste of time. The state issued an order changing the passing grade for the writing part of the FCAT, making it easier for students to pass, and therefore graduate. The reason? Too many failed the test as it was currently scored. The logic fails to impress us. Apparently the thought is that if many young people are failing the test, where others in the past have passed, then the test is too tough. So the solution is not to learn why suddenly students cant pass the writing test; the solution is to back off and let fewer students fail, so they can graduate. The writing test is a poor indicator of what students know. It is judged subjectively, unlike subject questions, such as math, that have a right or wrong answer. So the state may finally agree with those who have said for years that this test is unfair. Unfortunately, when young people cant write clear sentences, they have a strike against them in the business world. In this era of phonic abbreviations for words to fit them into the letter limit of Twitter, correct spelling and proper grammar have gone out the window. The inability to write properly can have an effect on things such as resumes, final papers in college, etc. The state should make an effort to find out what the common mistakes were in the essays that originally caused to many to fail, and take corrective steps. But in the future, the state should make the essay part of the exam informative and not part of the final grade. Of course, it doesnt seem to matter. After all, if you dont like the results, you can always change the standards in the middle of the school year. Thats what happened here. Better still, scrap the FCAT as constituted altogether. Let individual districts set their own standards for graduation. Maybe then teachers can teach the children what they need to know to succeed, not what they need to know to pass the test. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Y our L etters Munroe, taxes and Obama health care At first glance it may seem these three subjects are not related, but they sure are, in every way. First Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC), is the hospital that is Marion County's and its surrounding area our hospital. That being said, in November we probably will be asked to support a referendum regarding a one (1) mill increase in our property taxes. Forget it, vote it down, just deny it. But, if a proposal is put on the ballot to increase the sales tax by 1/2 of one percent, go for it. In this way, taxes are distributed equally amongst the population in our area. We would even realize income through this tax increase from tourists. Yep tourists. Now, this may not generate as much income, say some of those who support the millage increase, but it's totally equitable, so all residents are footing the bill. I picture in my mind, people buying cigarettes, alcohol and other unnecessary items who don't own property and are not paying a millage increase. I could go deeper but I don't think it would be printed. Now let's address President Obama's health care program. First, insurance companies and some businesses are vehemently against it as are a great number of Republicans. Now, if politicians have a hand, and are involved in it, it's probably a good health care program. Get politicians involved in anything and it becomes a, "will it get me re-elected or not approach." Having worked for the Congress and lobbied two legislatures, politicians are at the top of, what's in it for me, rung of the ladder. Most politicians are lawyers, so that should be self explaining. I was with Medicare from its inception back in July 1965, as a financial and medical auditor. I can tell you that people in the couple years leading up to Medicare being implemented, were just as opposed to Medicare as they are Obamacare. But, and it should be said proudly, that Obamacare is also a good thing. It's been implied that senior citizens would be adversely effected by Obamacare. Hogwash. More political mumbo jumbo. Then there's those people who either work for a company that doesn't provide health care, or those who can't afford health insurance as we know it, who will then have health care available to them. Think of the people who would be taken off of the welfare and Medicade rolls. Example. I know a person who was working for a company that didn't provide health care and his wife was in the same boat in her job. No family health care for the four family members. So, the father had to quit a job he liked, and took another job, only because it provided health care for his family. People, this is not an exception, this happens all the time. It's a fact that, health care is expensive and we can blame insurance companies for that, not President Obama. After all health care has been around for years and President Obama has only been in office a little over three years. You do the math. So, which do you prefer, life with health care or the alternative. The Republicans, through an ad on TV and the print medial, are accusing a person supporting Obamacare by calling it the death program. How ridiculous is that? I guess it takes all kinds. We're on the verge of being the worst state in the country on education, let's not go the same route on health care. Bill Ford Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per week. 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. CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 To place your food ad in this section! Color RED is free! 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 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 000BJ0G 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 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 Jim Clark Editor T here were a couple of events last weekend that I attended that really brought into the limelight the change in recent technology. The first was the wedding of a family member Friday night, in which he invited everyone to take pictures with their cell phones and e-mail him the results, which he would compile and make available to everyone. Although he did have a friend who is a good photographer taking standard photos, and a couple of us used our digital cameras to take pictures, others did take him up on his offer. The second was a First Communion of a grandson on Sunday morning in St. Augustine Beach area. The church didnt want people using a flash during Mass, and although that didnt stop a few people, cell phones being used was a common sight. Quickly, there were many pictures of both events posted on Facebook. When we were growing up, this type of thing wasnt even a part of the imagination. Those same advances in technology have changed the way Americans look at war. During the wars early in our lives, except for a few grainy newsreels, the written word was the main description of the fighting. The Vietnam era changed that, with cameras and correspondents bringing the battles, and the deaths, right into our living rooms. That changed the way many people looked at war, but it also changed the way many people celebrated Memorial Day. Suddenly the day took on a more personal meaning, after we sat there and watched people die on our TV screens. Monday is Memorial Day, a day of honoring all those who died while fighting for their country. Its a national event, flags will fly, some places will have parades, many other places will have ceremonies. But for many people its a personal event. There are many among us who have lost friends or relatives in war, and this is a particularly emotional day for those survivors who remember the heroes gone before us. So this coming Monday, amid the celebration, activities, beach visits and other fun times, take time to recall why this day is being celebrated. Without the sacrifices of these people who went before us into war, some of these celebrations might not be possible. On Memorial Day, thats worth remembering. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Fairfield Village Five losses in 13 days Priscilla Geissal The flowers bloom in memory of those we have lost.

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Friday, May 25 Free child fingerprinting plannedNational Missing and Exploited Children Awareness Day is this Friday, May 25th. More than 40,000 children went missing in the state of Florida in 2011. In the event your child goes missing, having their fingerprints on file is crucial to helping law enforcement locate your child and bring them home safely. The Marion County Sheriffs Office will be at the Paddock Mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering free youth fingerprinting services for children 0-17 years of age. We will also have members of our cybercrimes and human trafficking teams present to help parents understand these issues and how they could affect your family. Other agencies/groups participating include: Safe Kids Marion, Kid Central Inc., Department of Children and Families, Domestic Violence Center, The Centers, Marion County Childrens Alliance, Kimberlys Center, Florida Mentor and the Arnette House, Inc. These agencies will have information on hand regarding services they provide. Please, take the time to safeguard your child. Join us at the Paddock Mall, in front of the Belk entrance, this Friday. Saturday, May 26 African Violet Club meetsThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, May 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation), 9048 S.W. Highway 200. There will be a program and light refreshments will be served. For more information, go to http://www.AfricanVioletClubOfOcala.org. 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. Saturday, June 2 Historical Novel group meets The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd. in Beverly Hills. The program for June 2 will be an interactive workshop on character development that is so essential in novel writing. Priscilla Watkins and Carol Megge will open the program with an explanation of the relationship between plot and character. Those who wish to participate will be encouraged to create a character with interesting goals, motivations, and unique personalities, and then those characters will be placed in various situations and their reactions recorded. Handouts will be provided, but please bring paper and pens to record the story and characters as they develop. Everyone interested in writing and reading is welcome to attend and participate in what should be a fun learning experience. For information call Marian Fox 352-726-0162 or go to www.fchns.org. Sunday, June 3 Blueberry Festival plannedOn Sunday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Conference Center, 3810 N.W. Bonnie Heath Blvd. (U.S. Highway 27), the inaugural Blueberry Festival will take place, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, a baking contest, 50/50 raffle, book sale, plants, a food area and fresh blueberries. There will also be Horebowtique Mini Therapy pigs, Brick City Oil Slickers VW Club, Ocala K-9 Unit, Ocala Carriage rides, Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet and the Blueberry Princess. Admission is $1 for adults Children under 12 are free. For more information call 352-291-1962 or email at pbennighof@gmail. Saturday, June 23 Marion Oaks Democratic dinner The Marion Oaks Democratic Club will hold a fundraising dinner dance on Saturday, June 23, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Donation is $50 per person. BYOB, and setups wll be available. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. For ticket information call Henry Gabriel, 352-3477029; Winsome Stern, 352-347-3457; Joann Byrd, 352-2082681; or Linda Jones, 352-347-0580. Moose to sponsor golf tournament A four person best ball golf tournament will be held on June 23 at Marion Oaks Country Club. Longest drive and closest to the pin contests are part of the fun. Mulligans will be available for purchase. Tee time is 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. This 18-hole event will offer free coffee, donuts, prizes and plenty of laughs followed by a chicken and fixins lunch at West Marion Moose Lodge. For more information call Joe Edel, 352-238-1485, Fred Pulis, 352-854-9976 or signup sheets are available at West Marion Moose Lodge 352-854-2200. Golf outing is open to Moose members and guests. This project is to help raise funds for the kitchen stove replacement. Sunday, Oct. 21 Teams sought for Chili Cook Off Teams from organizations or businesses are being sought to prepare and sell their chili at our first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook Off to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue. Event will be held Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Ocala. The entry fee is $25 per team and each team is allowed to retain their chili sale proceeds or donate them to their favorite charity. For art and craft vendors wanting to sell items, the price is $25 for 8-foot inside table, $15 for an outside 12x12 feet space (no tables or chairs included.) The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 3. There will be arts and crafts, lots of plants, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle, beer/wine, food and of course, chili. Call 352-291-1962 or email pbennighof@gmail.com for applications and/or more information. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, May 23, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and SR 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 Editor Jim Clark Circulation Barbara Jaggers Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Northsea Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean and Susie Mirabile Regional Manager John Provost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger. Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Messenger office in Kingsland Plaza. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. 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CANC ER (J une 21 to J uly 22) A continually changing personal situation makes you feel as if youre riding an emotional roller coaster. But hold on tight; stability starts to set in early next week. LE O (J uly 23 to Aug 22) Believe it or not, someone might dare to say No! to the Regal Ones suggestion. But instead of being miffed, use this rebuff to recheck the proposition and, perhaps, make some changes. V IRG O ( Aug 23 to S ept 22) You might find it difficult to make a decision about a family matter. But delay can only lead to more problems. Seek out trusted counsel and then make that important decision. LI B R A (S ept 23 to Oct 22) Concentrate your focus on what needs to be done, and avoid frittering away your energies on less-important pursuits. Therell be time later for fun and games. S CO RPI O ( Oct 23 to Nov 21) Although the conflicts seem to be letting up, you still need to be wary of being drawn into workplace intrigues. Plan a special weekend event for family and/or friends. S A GI TTA RIUS ( Nov 22 to Dec 21) Your quick wit helps you work through an already difficult situation without creating more problems. Creative aspects begin to dominate by the weeks end. CA PRI CO R N ( Dec 22 to J an 19) Be patient. Youll soon receive news about a project that means so much to you. Meanwhile, you might want to reconsider a suggestion you previously turned down. A QU A RIUS (J an 20 to Feb 18) There are still some aspects about that new job offer you need to resolve. In the meantime, another possibility seems promising. Be sure to check that out as well. PIS C ES ( Feb 19 to March 20) Opening up your emotional floodgates could leave you vulnerable to being hurt later on. Watch what you say, in order to avoid having your words come back to haunt you. BO R N TH IS WEEK: Youre usually the life of the party, which gets you on everyones invitation list. 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According to a study in Athens, Greece, scientists have found a good laugh is a calorie burner not to be ignored. You can be sure this gained my attention. Some American researchers found that 10 to 15 minutes of genuine giggling can burn off the number of calories found in a medium square of chocolate. These scientists discovered a way to measure how many calories people burn when they laugh. When I read this, I laughed for 39 minutes, allowing me to eat two medium squares of chocolate. At this rate, Ill be able to eat several pounds of chocolate a day. Now thats what I call a diet. According to their findings, the average person burns 20 percent more calories when laughing, compared to not laughing. If somebody laughs for 10 or 15 minutes a day they would burn up to 50 calories, depending on body size and the intensity of the laughter. This means if I laughed for 10 to 15 minutes a day, I would burn enough calories to lose 4-1/2 pounds in a year. Thats nothing to laugh at. This means in 50 years I would completely disappear from the face of the earth. Which poses a question; when a person loses weight, where does that weight go? Im not one to jump on the latest bandwagon but there is nothing funny about carrying around extra weight. For some its like having a monkey on their back, for me its more like a gorilla. Up to this point, my weight loss program has been a laughing matter. Little did I know my laughing was burning calories! My exercise program has been a real joke, which may have done me good and I didnt know it. To be honest, my regimen has not produced the results I desired. Just a few years ago, I exercised my right as an American citizen to vote for the president of my choice, which has been quite taxing on me, you can be sure. This kind of exercise takes more out of a person than realized at the time and must be good because I lost a great chunk of money in paying my taxes this year. Every day I exercise my right to remain silent when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is giving me a piece of her mind. Although I have not lost any weight with this exercise, I havent lost any arguments, either. Personally, I think its a good trade-off. Now, with this new information I shall change my whole approach to dieting. Instead of working hard, exercising every day and watching what I eat, I shall throw caution to the wind and laugh all day long. I shall laugh off all criticism with good humor. I shall roll in the aisles with uncontrollable mirth. My only concern is that I dont die laughing. For the observant person, like Yours Truly, each day provides plenty of things to laugh about. My only problem is to know exactly where to start. I could start laughing at my Beloved but Im sure I would lose something other than weight, so I dont want to go there, if you know what I mean. A good guffaw, Ive discovered, carries more than just personal benefits. An old proverb says, Laugh, and the whole world laughs with you. So, I can see where my laughing is going to help other people lose weight. Why didnt somebody think of this before? I may have lost some time; but be assured I am determined to giggle my way to Giggle The Pounds Away With Laughtercise supreme health in the days and months ahead. To begin my regimen of laughter, I only need to wake up in the morning. Believe me when I say, not waking up in the morning is no laughing matter. When I wake up, I yawn, stretch and then go to the bathroom. One look in the mirror is good for a good belly laugh, which helps start the day in the right direction. For the next laugh, I turn to the early morning news programs, which is good for a laugh-a-minute. We truly live in a funny world, at least for the person who takes the time to see the funny side of the street. All those people on early morning television seriously think what they say is important. When in reality, very little of what they say makes any difference in anyones day. If they only knew how insignificant their opinions are, they probably wouldnt get up in the morning and go to work. They give, on any given morning, sidesplitting, rib-tickling, laugh-aminute exercises. If you happen to see me walking down the street with a smile all over my face, dont be alarmed. I am engaged in my Laughtercise for the day. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones (Proverbs 17:22).The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com. James Snyder Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Quiet Oaks Assisted Living Facility had a booth at this years Relay. Marketing Director Noreen Taylor and her husband, Scott, put up one of their signs. More photos from West Marion Relay for Life PHOTOS BY MICHEL NORTHSEA At left, The Oakwood Crawlers had a cruise ship theme going on with their campsite for this years relay. Team members Mary Sorrel, left, and her daughter, Haylee, pose with some of decorations. At right, Team Techies, from Rasmussen College, members, Scott Gamet, left, and Jessica Lee, right, put the finishing touches on one of their signs. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, the annual Highland Memorial Day community celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Highland Memorial Park, 1515 N.E. Third St. in Ocala (two blocks behind the Cascades Office Complex). This event will feature the "Heroes of Freedom" presentation a powerful patriotic presentation featuring Real Life Heroes from every conflict from World War II to present day a time of meet and greet with community members immediately follows, plus the annual What is Memorial Day and What Does it Mean to Me? Essay contest awards ceremony. Two winning essays will receive a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond; two first and two second runners-up will receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond. The event also includes the Historic Avenue of Flags display, war history display, antique military display, wreath-laying ceremony, posting of our nations Colors, 21-gun salute and more! Closing ceremonies will include prayer for our service men and women and a soloist performance of God Bless America. Admission, lunch and all Highland Memorial Park plans event for Memorial Day exhibits are free! Bring a donation item to support Operation Shoe Box. Parking and restrooms are handicap accessible. Justin Baxley, president of Highland Memorial Park said, Memorial Day is all about remembering. Our hope is to provide an experience, following the traditional Memorial Day services at the beautiful Marion County Veterans Park, which allows the community to come together and remember. We also want to provide an opportunity for our nations heroes to interact with children and young families who need to hear their stories of valor and liberty. For additional information, call Community Care Director, Beverly Brown at 352-671-6466 or visit the event website at www.highlandmemorialday.com Veterans Park to hold service A Memorial Day Service will take place at Veterans Park on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. The park is at Northeast 25th Avenue and Fort King Street. VFW eventsAll dinners are open to the public in the hall: The Men's Auxiliary serves fried shrimp or chicken baskets on the first and third Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. A fish fry is held on the second and fourth Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. V-Burgers (two for $2 along with chips and special beer prices) are available on the last Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5:30 p.m. On the second Tuesday of the month, the ladies dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, June 12, the menu includes spaghetti with meatballs, tossed salad, garlic bread, and neapolitan ice cream. The donation is $6. Bingo is open to the public each Monday and Thursday with early bird specials starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is available until 1:30. Members and Guests: (Non-members must be signed in by a Post 4781 member) Monday Night Bar Bingo is played in the canteen from 6 to 8. Food is available from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the entertainment of karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. The VFW is at State Road 200/Southwest 110th Street. Read the classifieds

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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. 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 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE Perfect Cond. or Not Titled,No title, No problem. Paying up to $25K any make, any model Call A.J. 813-335-3794/ 531-4298 Sport/Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET 2009 Tahoe LTZ 4WD, 29,700 miles, white, leather, DVD, navigation, sunroof, warranty, excellent condition, $12700, ppeo@netscape.com Quail Meadow T hank you, thank you, thank you! The response to the food drive was tremendous. The residents of Quail Meadow really come to the rescue of those less fortunate. We had at least 15 boxes full at the Clubhouse and many packages left by your mailboxes. I understand that the pantry at Interfaith is empty, so this food drive will be a great help. Remember we have a collection box at the Clubhouse all the time. Donations are taken to Interfaith each Wednesday. The identity of the mystery animal has been solved: a QM resident who has a security camera saw a fox on his system. Apparently this fox likes our neighborhood. Belated congratulations to Art and Dottie Guglielmi on their 50th wedding anniversary. The Ladies Luncheon was enjoyed by 18 residents. Everyone enjoyed the new Big Apple Restaurant, now located in the Ramada Inn. Please note: The Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday water aerobics classes are now meeting at 9 a.m. Arent these love bugs a nuisance? It seems to me they are much more numerous this year. You might like to know they have no known predator. Tests show that no bird or animal will eat them. Hopefully they will be gone in a few more days. Dont let them stay on your cars they will eat through the paint. May 28 Memorial Day: This is a day of remembrance a day to reflect on the sacrifices made by the men and women who served, or are serving in our military. Probably each of us can name a family member or friend who served in the armed forces either many years ago, or are serving now. Do you remember when Memorial Day was called Decoration Day? This name was given because it was a day set aside to place flowers on the graves of those who gave their all for our country. There are several accounts of how the day began. It is believed that it had many beginnings in various towns with the people gathering to Food drive response was tremendous in Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL Page 12 He told those gathered, Heroes dont wear capes, they wear badges. You meet the definition of a hero, because thats who you are and thats what you do. He said that the fallen officers would tell you they would do it all over again ...would want you to be careful ... and that there are no regrets. The ceremony featured the reading of the names by Chief Joanne Black of the Dunnellon Police Department. A memorial wreath was placed by Arlene Rutherford, who recalls Deputy William Rutherford of the Marion County Sheriffs Office, who was killed Jan. 2, 1990, when his car was struck by a drunk driver, who also died in the crash. The Marion County Sheriffs Office Honor Guard, which recently won a national championship, performed in the parking lot. There was a flyover by air units, a 21gun salute, the playing of Taps and a riderless horse. OFFICERScontinued from Page 1 stepped-up to help promote Operation Honor Wall. We are proud to have great American companies including: Ryder, Sysco, Clear Channel, Crown Automotive Group, Checkers, KForce, Rallys, CACI, Werner Enterprises and Pfizer on board with us in this project said VeteransPlus Director for Strategic Partnerships, Chris Fitzpatrick. We not only appreciate these business leaders participating in this Memorial Day project, but these are companies who support our armed forces, Veterans and their families every day in so many other ways. Their participation in Operation Honor Wall will help create a memorial from millions of Americans who visit the Honor Wall via the website, Facebook, Twitter and each company involved continued Fitzpatrick. VeteransPlus and Operation Honor Wall would like to give a special thanks to Ryder System, Inc, Student Veterans of America and the office of U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis, CoChair of the House Veterans Committee. WALLcontinued from Page 1 PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThe names as listed on the memorial. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKThe sound of Taps from Officer Ronnie Williams. Members of the awardwinning Sheriffs Honor Guard.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK PHOTO BY JIM CLARK A FLYOVER BY THE COMBINED AIR UNITS. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKOcala Police Chief Greg Graham gave closing remarks. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAbove, Chaplain Doug Green gives the invocation. At right, Chaplain Robert Murray gives the closing benediction behind the wreath which had been placed by Arlene Rutherford.

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ALL INSURANCE ACCEPTED AND PROCESSED. Toward the purchase of two new premium digital hearing aids. Cannot be combined with any other offer. We Will Beat ANY Quote on the Same Hearing Aid by Any Competitor. Ocala West OTOW Winn Dixie Entrance (Not Publix Entrance) 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 Ocala East CHELSEA SQUARE Next to McDonalds 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 All Competitors Hearing Aid Coupons Honored Hearing Solutions For more information, visit our website: dBhearingsolutions.com honor the war dead in the 1860s. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by General John Logan. The day was then observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of the Confederate and Union soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. After World War I the holiday was changed to honor all Americans who died fighting in any war. We now celebrate Memorial Day as a national holiday on the last Monday in May. We might note however, some southern states have a separate day set aside for Confederate Memorial Day. In Florida, along with several other states, April 26 is the day recognized. January 19 and June 3 are also dates used by other southern states. Did you purchase a poppy to wear? In 1922, the VFW became the first veterans organization to sell poppies nationally. Since the late 1950s on the Thursday before Memorial Day, small American flags are placed on each of the graves in Arlington National Cemetery. In some other national cemeteries the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts decorate the graves with flags. However you spent your Memorial Day, I hope you took time out to reflect on those brave men and women who through the years gave their all for our country. God bless the USA. The Ladies Luncheon for Quail Meadows residents. QUAILcontinued from Page 11 Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com BY JIM CLARK Editor On May 28, 1955, Ocala Police Assistant Chief Mahlon Otis Tuck was shot and killed after responding to the scene of the murders of Deputy Robert Wooten and Deputy Curtis Youngblood, both of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. The two deputies had been shot and killed as they approached the home of a mentally ill man. As officers responding to the initial shooting surrounded the home, the suspect opened fire a second time and fatally wounding Assistant Chief Tuck. The man was taken into custody and later died while in a state mental hospital. On Friday morning, May 18, members of Tucks family were among those attending the annual Fallen Officers Memorial at the McPherson Complex in Ocala. A sizeable crowd attended the event, which featured the reading of all the names on the memorial as well as military-type honors. Speaker Judge Willard Pope described to the officers in attendance and the crowd the types of situations that they encountered and noted that sometimes officers had a half-second to make up their minds about the use of force. Some of you have called 10-24, shots fired, yet you choose to do this. You do it because thats who you are and thats what youre made of. Pope continued, If you dont fight against wrong, you become part of it. Fallen officers honored From the left, Frank Tuck and friend, Lucy Stegall, Della Tuck and M.O. Tuck Jr. Please see OFFICERS Page 2 PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe riderless horse, a symbol of a fallen officer. The speaker was Judge Willard Pope. On Memorial Day, many Americans observe Memorial Day by attending ceremonies or visiting cemeteries and memorials. Some fly the flag of the United States at half-staff. This year, a coalition of nonprofit organizations who provide assistance to military personnel, survivors, Veterans and their families are offering another way for Americans to express their appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our nations heroes. On May 10th, the Yellow Ribbon Registry Network, a collaboration of sixteen nonprofit organizations serving the men and women who have worn our nations uniform launched Operation Honor Wall www.operationhonorwall.org By visiting this virtual wall, grateful Americans can log on and leave a message in honor of family members, loved ones or friends who have paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. A number of business and elected leaders have joined Operation Honor Wall in an effort to encourage Americans to express their gratitude for those who have served and sacrificed leading up to Memorial Day. The project, led by the Florida based nonprofit organization; VeteransPlus aims to collect 4 to 5 million honor messages from grateful Americans before Memorial Day on May 28th. With celebrities such as Actor Gary Sinise, San Francisco 49ers Kicker David Akers, Actor Dean Cain and Christian recording Artist Matthew West, we hope to recapture the enthusiasm and patriotism of Americans for the more solemn occasion of Memorial Day by providing a means for them to express their appreciation on line, says John Pickens, Executive Director of VeteransPlus. We hope to rally national pride and appreciation for those who have given so much by offering everyone an opportunity to personally say thank you in their own way, he continued. In addition to the nonprofits that have joined forces in this project, a number of business leaders and celebrities have Operation Honor Wall launched Please see WALL Page 2 PHOTO BY MICHEL NORTHSEARelay for Life The West Marion Relay for Life, rained out the first weekend it was planned, went off this Friday, May 18, without a hitch. Bill Cousins and Edward Demarest hang a Relay for Life sign up over the Missions/Education booth. More photos, Page 10.