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INDEX Puzzles................8 Quail Meadow......9 Rev. Snyder........10 Fairfield Village11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Memorial DayPage 512 Wednesday, June 6, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 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 000BN6S 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 $ 16 95 Snow Crabs Market Price FRIDAY Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings 1 1 2 LB. Baby Back Ribs & 2 Sides $ 16 95 SLAB $ 9 95 1/2 SLAB 000BN70 Whats For Whats For LUNCH? LUNCH? Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Our Monday Thr u Friday Daily Lunch Specials Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Ar e Fr eshly Pr epar ed Ever y Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Ser ved fr om 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Stor e Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Satur day 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Intr oducing Countr y House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Ser ved Monday thr u Friday fr om 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick or y smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sour dough cr outons ser ved 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 Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Formerly Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted 000BNMY DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 W est 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-C LOSE Expires 7/28/12 NEW Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES Eat Like Everyday is a Sunday Supper At Moms House starting at 11 AM Homemade Meatloaf with Real Mashed Potatoes Farm Raised Catfish Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy Country Smoked Ham Steak & Many More Incl. veggies, salad or soup, and homemade cornbread Expires 7/28/12 Plus regular menu & blackboardd specials! $ 9.25 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best WEST MARION 71 1 186 those who have ser ved and those who now ser ve is always in the air One person pointed out, during the sharing time that although we are so grateful for our ser vice people, we are equally appreciative of the sacrifices made by their families as they live the ser vice life as well. On a bit of a somber note, we all remembered those whom we have lost this past year but we added the thought that life was made better by each of these people as they lived and loved during their allotted time on this earth. W e agreed that we should keep in mind that we can make a difference with a positive attitude and love of others that we show in our own personal ways. Several neighbors enter tained with cute jokes and then ever yone was encour aged to join in a game of water volleyball at the pool. Even though the skies were beginning to cloud up, the game began with two couples while others went to get their swimsuits to join in. Those who gathered agreed that we had a wonderful time sharing food, fun, (and some foolishness) with others here in F airfield V illage, a lively place filled with lovely (and patriotic) people. F AIRFIELDcontinued from Page 11 Two couples begin the volleyball tournament. FFV manager Peggy Sluss, along with her husband, Ray, enjoyed the Memorial Day cookout. Lil Oliver gave a little "mini-roast" of our "Mayor" R. B. Weller. The biggest question concerned Kentucky and Indiana basketball. The question remains debatable. At least 68 American flags are flying the day after Memorial Day in our immediate neighborhood. Auditions for two dogs to play Bruiser and Rufus in Ocala Civic Theatres summer youth production of Legally Blonde: The Musical will be on Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Based on the 2001 hit film starring Reese Witherspoon, this is the story of Elle Woods, the perky-in-pink California blonde sorority girl. When Elle moves across the country to enroll at Harvard Law School, hoping to win back her handsome but pompous ex-boyfriend, she brings along her beloved pet chihuahua, Bruiser. Elle soon makes friends with ditzy hair stylist Paulette, who has a cherished pet of her own: Rufus the bulldog. In this show, dogs are womans, not mans, best friend! Both Bruiser and Rufus will be played by real dogs in the stage production. The dogs cast in the roles do not have to be the exact breeds (bulldog and chihuahua) as the dogs in the movie, but they need to be well-behaved, intelligent, obedient, lovable, talented, and have a basic level of training. Rufus should be a calm, friendly, stocky dog. Bruiser plays a large role in the show and appears in many scenes with Elle. The actress cast as Elle will attend the dog auditions so education director and show director Jackie Osterman can determine how well each canine candidate interacts with her. Rehearsals normally run Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Some Saturday rehearsals may be needed as performances approach. The show runs July 2029. For more information on what will be asked of the dogs and their owners or handlers during the rehearsal and performance process, call 236-2274. The Ocala Civic Theatre is at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Ocala Civic Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving more than 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season. Marion County Solid Wastes monthly furniture collection events are held at varying recycling centers throughout the county to provide more convenient locations for citizens to bring their old furniture. Solid Waste then transports the furniture to the landfill. June furniture collection event in this area will be June 23, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blitchton Recycling Center, 13247 N. Highway 27. Solid Wastes electronic recycling events give residents a chance to recycle household electronics such as televisions, radios, computer monitors and stereos free of charge. The next electronics recycling opportunity is as follows: July 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wrigley Fields park, 405 E. Highway 316, Citra. For a full list of accepted items and more information, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/solidwaste.htm or call 352-671-8465. PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield Village has an oceanWho says theres no ocean in Marion County? This sailor proudly flies the red, white and blue on Memorial Day at this beach in Fairfield Village. And you know its on the ocean, because the sign says so. Fairfield Village column on Page 11, more photos on Page 12. Ocala Civic Theatre going to the dogs 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. 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 mugshot 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 reFurniture, electronic collection dates announced by county officials MDA gets ready for fundraising lockup on June 7 Please see LOCKUP, Page 3 Blueberry Festival attracts arts and crafts The first of what organizers hope will be an annual Blueberry Festival took place Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, U.S. Highway 27 at the Interstate. At left, Julie Rosko displayed her crepe paper roses, of which she has 60 colors available. At left, Ashley Bullard of MK Creations is shown with Kylie Bullard, age 4.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK

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R.B. is one of those people whom everyone loves, and he is a really good sport when someone is doing a bit of a mini roast for him. As usual, his grin was a constant throughout all that Lil was revealing about R.B. It turns out that the Olivers are from Kentucky and the Wellers are from Indiana, so there was a little bit of a difference of opinion about which state taught the other state about basketball. Something that always makes me proud personally is the fact that so many American flags fly in our Fairfield Village. Memorial Day is for remembrance, and though we enjoy our gathering for fun, the feeling of gratitude for Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 12

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Christs Church of Marion Wednesday, June 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 10: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12: Men's Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Joy Lutheran ChurchJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352-3048711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Countryside Presbyterian VBSThe Fruits of the Spirit will be moderated by Pastor Gary Marshall and a light supper will be served at our adult vacation bible school on July 9 to 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. All adults are welcome. 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I am not sure exactly why June is the month of choice for these couples; I just go along with the flow. Consequently, through the years, I have officiated at many weddings during the month of June. I must confess that weddings are not my favorite form of activity. I would much rather be doing something else, anything else, than officiating at the wedding ceremony of a young couple who are in love. When I first began this area of my pastoral work, I was very nervous. I was concerned that people were watching and judging me and therefore I needed to have everything perfect. The day of the wedding found me an absolute nervous wreck. If it was not for several Apple Fritters that morning, I am not sure how I would get through the day. I feel that my personal inconvenience at these nuptial ceremonies qualified me to indulge in eating several, if not many, Apple Fritters. Everybody needs something to help endure the inconveniences of life. Apple Fritter is my chosen remedy. I remember when I came to the shocking conclusion that nobody at the wedding ceremony was watching me. The wedding ceremony was concluded and the reception was over and I was in the restroom washing my hands when I happened to look into the mirror. There to my chagrin I discovered that the back of my collar was not covering my tie. Nobody even hinted that I had a wardrobe malfunction. It was then I realized that nobody was paying any attention to me. I could come to the wedding ceremony in a swimsuit and nobody would notice. Not that I have been tempted in this area, mind you. After all, the focus of the whole affair is the bride. Since this amazing discovery, weddings have not been quite so difficult for me. I do not worry about my appearance because nobody else is worrying about my appearance. I often counsel young grooms who seem quite nervous that nobody is even aware of their presence. Nobody comes to a wedding to see the groom. The only thing that really matters is the bride. After a wedding everybody always says, Wasnt the bride beautiful? Or, Didnt the bride look beautiful in her wedding dress? I have yet to hear somebody say, Wasnt that groom handsome? Or, I loved the grooms tuxedo. It just never happens. This is the reason why every groom wears a rented tuxedo. Nobody is admiring him or his attire. The wedding dress is something altogether difI cry at weddings, too James Snyder ferent. Very few brides rent a wedding dress. Even though they are only going to wear it, supposedly, once in their lifetime, they all want to buy that special wedding dress. One reason I am not so very fond of weddings is the premarital counseling involved. Of all the counseling I have given through the years, I am wondering if anybody ever paid attention to what I said. I think I could do the whole counseling session in pig Latin and the couple would sit there smiling at me as though they understood every word I was saying. With that in mind, I have tried through the years to make the counseling sessions as long and painful as possible. If they can survive a series of premarital counseling sessions from me, then they deserve a lifetime of holy matrimonial bliss. One strange phenomenon I have seen in weddings throughout the years is the number of people who cry at weddings. For some it may be overwhelmed with happiness. Others may be overwhelmed with memories of their own wedding. But the father of the bride is the one I watch. It is very hard for some of these fathers to keep back the tears, not because they are losing a daughter, or because they are gaining a son-in-law, but because they are losing a whole lot of money on this wedding. Then it got me thinking. Most weddings cost a small fortune. Of course small is a relative term. A young bride coached by her mother will find ways to burn through the fathers bank account. No price is too much to pay for this daughter of ours, the mother explains. Shes worth everything it costs. And the father weeps some more. Especially if there is a younger daughter in the wings. Looking into the situation the more I discovered just how much people pay for their weddings. When anybody asks me about performing the wedding ceremony and how much I charge, I always say that I do not charge anything. What I am really saying is that I would prefer cash. I always leave that to the discretion of the groom. Usually, the groom is so discreet in paying me that I actually never see any money. When I discover how much the wedding has cost and how much I was not given as an honorarium for my services, I too, weep at weddings. Occasionally, I meet a young couple who understand the importance of a Christian marriage. Although it is viewed as oldfashioned, I like to reflect what the Bible says. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24 KJV). This kind of a wedding calls for tears of joy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Religion pairs 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 is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and public health education. The Lock-Up is one of the many events in MDAs yearlong fundraising campaign. LOCKUPcontinued from Page 1 Taking a backstage tour at the Ocala Civic Theatre The Ocala Civic Theatre provided tours of its facility, including backstage areas, orchestra, prop rooms and the area where sets are built. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKProduction manager Tim Tygert shows a drawing of the placement of lights for Fiddler on the Roof at the Ocala Civic Theatre. One of the prop men holds up a tommy gun from the production of Chicago. Betsy, one of the tour guides, shows the back room which not only houses larger props, such as this bed, but is also where the orchestra plays. The director has a TV screen so he can see what is happening on stage. The musicians have microphones so the audience hears the music as part of the production. Some of those taking the tour on Saturday, June 3, look out to the audience area from the stage, while standing in front of an easily moved room.

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Thursday, June 7 Florida corruption is subject of programThe League of Women and Men Voters Marion County in cooperation with Integrity Florida offer the following program to the community: Florida Earns a C-Grade for Corruption: The Story Behind the Score. The program will be Thursday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at Live Oak Hall in On Top of the World, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Admission is free. Presenter will be Dan Krassner, executive director of Integrity Florida, a non-partisan research institute whose mission is to promote integrity in government and expose public corruption. Saturday, June 9 Book sale scheduledA mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will take place Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200 in Ocala. There will be used books, CDs, videos and crafts. Buy five books get one free. Also, donate your aluminum beverage cans. For more information, call 352-291-1962.All Electric Fun Fly-In FestivalThe Tri-County R/C Club will host their annual All Electric Fun Fly-In Festival at the Rainbow R/C Air Park, Bridges Road in Dunnellon, on Saturday, June 9, starting at 8 a.m. This is an annual event for electric powered remote controlled airplanes of all sizes large and small including war birds, scale aircraft, ducted fan jets, bi-planes and many more. The flying field consists of a new smooth hard material surface runway measuring 300 feet in length and 30 feet in width. This is in addition to the 700plus-foot grass runway. The Rainbow Caf will be open serving soft drinks, hotdogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings. This is a great family event and one everyone can enjoy. For additional information and directions please see http://www.tricountyrcclub.homestead.com/ or contact Matt Wayne at 352-527-8836.Tuesday, June 12 Support group at HospiceAll caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on June 12, from 3-4 p.m. in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. Call 352-854-5200 for additional information.Thursday, June 14 NARFE to meetThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees and spouses Chapter 2279 will meet at the Olive Garden restaurant in Ocala on Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting.Palm Cay GOP to meetOn June 14, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club. The speakers for June are Stan McClain, candidate for County Commissioner in District 3, Carol Ely, candidate for Marion County School Board District 2, George Tomyn, candidate for Superintendent of Schools, and Pam Archer, candidate for Marion County Committee Woman. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-4389662Friday, June 15 Elder Abuse Symposium scheduledA former star of the television show Father Knows Best will be featured in the Ocala Elder Abuse Symposium, to be conducted Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center, College of Central Florida. The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to wear something purple. The event will feature Lauren Chapin, who played the youngest child on the famed television show of the 1950s. To reserve a spot call 1-888-902-3011, ext. 7920.Saturday, June 16 Are you interested in publishing?Interested in publishing? On Saturday, June 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of Freedom Public Library present guest speaker Rik Feeney, book coach, consultant and author of more than 48 books, reports and CDs. Mark your calendars and join us for his presentation Publishing in 2012 and Beyond in the librarys meeting room. Feeney is a dynamic speaker possessing a wealth of knowledge in the field of publishing. Seating is limited; admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.Thursday, June 21 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its June meeting on Thursday the 21st at 7 p.m. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, June 23 Moose to sponsor golf tournamentA 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. Thanks to everyone in QM who put out flags for Memorial Day. Our streets looked very patriotic. In spite of the rain, we still showed our love of the USA and remembrance of those who have fought for our freedoms. Today, June 6, is the day known as D-Day. On this day in 1944 a great event of World War II took place. It was the Normandy landings by the Allies. This important event of World War II was also referred to as Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord. This assault was conducted in two phases: an air assault that took place just after midnight, and the amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armored divisions on the French coast at 6:30 a.m. This was the largest amphibious invasion of all time. Just fewer than 200,000 Allied personnel were involved. The landings took place along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. The coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The weather played a very important role in this operation. The conditions had to be just right in order for it to be successful. A full moon and a spring tide were required for this maneuver. Just two days prior to the landing, the weather was not cooperating and it seemed that the planned assault would be cancelled. Then, at a meeting on June 5 with General Eisenhower and the chief meteorologist, it was decided that there would be a brief time of good conditions just after midnight. General Eisenhower then ordered that the invasion take place as planned. This was a turning point in the outcome of World War II. The beaches at Normandy are still known and marked on maps by their invasion code names. Streets near the beaches are named after the units that fought there. Did you know that last Friday (the 1st) was National Donut Day? This is a day when all of us should eat donuts and not feel guilty. Maybe, if you missed celebrating on Friday, we could have a delayed celebration. Its too bad we dont have a Krispy Kreme location here in Ocala. In Atlanta, you always look for the flashing light on the Krispy Kreme sign on Ponce de Leon Drive. This was the notice that the donuts were hot just out of the cooker. After a trip to the Fox Theater it was a requirement that you go to Krispy Kreme for fresh donuts and coffee. Here in Ocala, we do have Dunkin Donuts and Tas-T-O Donuts, both of these are excellent providers of this treat. About the origin of this day, there are several renditions. One that seems the most logical is that it is a day to honor the women who served donuts (or doughnuts) to soldiers during World War I. Donut Day was sponsored by the Salvation Army of Chicago in 1938. The donut was used as a means of bringing some cheer to the soldiers. The chief global marketing officer for Dunkin Donuts says that donuts bring more smiles to faces than any other treat (I wonder if they mean the chocolate covered glazed). By the way, Dunkin Donuts sell 5.3 million donuts and donut holes every day! One controversy is over the spelling is it doughnuts, or donuts? Either way you spell the delicious treat, it is something that all of us enjoy eating. We are so thankful for the rain we received from Beryl. It was great to stay inside and just look out at the wonderful rain. Our rain gauge was overflowing at five inches. Volunteers needed: Kathy Voss needs a few more volunteers to deliver the QM Reporter once a month. If you can help, please give Kathy a call. Ladies, dont forget to make your reservations for the monthly ladies luncheon. We are going to Mimis Friday, the 8th. Call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin for reservations. All ladies of QM are invited. Also, the Red Hat luncheon at Queen Pats is on Thursday the 14th. Reservations are required. Please call Pat or Carolyn to make your reservation.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9 4 W ednesday, June 6, 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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LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A workplace situation can be awkward for Librans who prefer to keep their problems private. But you might have to tell-all if you hope to see it resolved in your favor. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Although your financial situation starts to improve this week, you still need to be cautious about money matters. Avoid major obligations, for now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your overall aspects continue to brighten, allowing you to tackle longdeferred challenges. A change in travel plans could work to your benefit. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Things seem to be slowing down for the usually restless Sea Goat. But wouldnt a bit of respite be just what you need right now? Activity picks up by June 17. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Personal relationships take a positive turn for both married and single Aquarians. Professional commitments, however, could be complicated by newly emerging events. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A decision you thought was final might be reopened as new facts are discovered. This could lead to a shortterm problem, but might ultimately prove beneficial. BORN THIS WEEK: Your keen interest in pursuing global events could lead you into a career as a politician or reporter. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Sunday, June 24 Watch, clock collectors to meetChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, except December, at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.E. 110th St., Ocala, off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture. Doors open at 8 a.m. The organizations mission is to advance the knowledge of horology (the study of time keeping). The local chapters membership is made up of collectors and craftsman of clocks and watches. The chapter covers Marion, Alachua, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Sumter and Hernando counties. The meetings consist of a general membership meeting, mart, and presentation. The presentation topics are on repair and maintenance of clocks and watches and related subjects. The public is welcome. We encourage people who are avid collectors or those who have an interest in clocks and watch to attend. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, contact Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.Tuesday, June 26 Breast Cancer support groupThe Breast Cancer Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS) 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 June 26 meeting will be off site in Stone Creek community in their Grille Room at 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop for a 1 p.m. luncheon. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904 to sign up if you have not already done so.Friday, June 29 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, June 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children 18 and under are free. Menu is all you can eat and includes spaghetti, meat balls, bread and a 25-item salad bar. Beverage is included.Saturday, June 30 Ocala West to mark anniversaryOcala West UM Church will be celebrating its 25th anniversary June 30 and July 1. All former pastors and their families along with all charter members will gather in celebration of Gods blessing on one of the newest and fastest growing churches in the 200 corridor. The theme of the celebration will be Led by the spirit to do great things! Saturday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a boxed chicken dinner served in Stanfield Hall followed by a worship service with Past Pastor Archie Buie delivering the message of the evening. Sunday, July1, Past Pastor Don Hanna will bring the message at all three of the services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. All charter members will be introduced at the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is invited to attend. Memorial Day in Ocala PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Belleview ROTC led the presentation of the colors at the beginning of the ceremony at Veterans Park on Monday, May 28. The Kingdom of the Sun Band played appropriate music. Part of the crowd that turned out on under threatening skies. Diana Bennett, a recent Air Force Academy graduate who attended Forest High School, spoke to the crowd. David Reeves was the emcee.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 6, 2012 7 6 W ednesday, June 6, 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 This is a yearly column, updated with latest information. This is a big month for many young people in Marion County, as they leave high school and move on to the next phase of their lives. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled or have already been held for local high schools, a landmark day for a few hundred young adults who are ready to venture out into the world. This graduating class has been through a little more than many of us. These young people were second-graders on Sept. 11, 2001, when two planes smashed into the World Trade Center in New York, one hit the Pentagon and another crashed in Pennsylvania, changing the face of America forever. They are venturing into an uncertain world, one filled with fear of terrorism, one filled with eroding freedoms in the name of security. Those of us who have lived through many years of strife and conflict and many years of prosperity and peace, can give some words of advice to the young graduates. Whether they pay attention is up to them, and whether they agree is also up to them. But at least its a point of view that they can use to steer them in whatever direction they want to go. With just a few changes from the previous years columns, here we go: 1. If you have a chance to continue your education, by all means do so. In this era, it is almost impossible to advance yourself in the job market without some sort of post-secondary education. It can be college, junior college, trade school or specialized classes, but make sure you learn Heres a message to our high school graduating Class of 2012 D-Day invasion was 68 years ago June 6 Once again, we mark the anniversary of a very special day in the annals of American History. On this date, June 6, 68 years ago, Allied troops began the assault on the beaches of Normandy, the invasion that would eventually lead to the end of World War II in Europe. Thousands were killed storming those beaches, but thousands of others made it through and marched into the French countryside, eventually taking charge of what had been German strongholds. Each year there are fewer and fewer D-Day survivors who are around to remember the brutal days that started by setting sail from England. The Americans who fought in World War II and took part in the great crusade against the Germans and Japanese have been called the Greatest Generation. History views these fighters favorably, rightly giving them credit for saving the freedom of Europe, if not the world. Those of us who are enjoying the benefits of that freedom should never forget the role these brave souls played in keeping the world free. Maybe some out there lost relatives in that invasion, and know personally the sacrifices that were made. So take a moment today to remember the heroes. And lets always keep alive the memory of June 6, 1944. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest Column 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. 711184 000BNTN 1317 SE 25th Loop Suite 102 Oakhurst Professional P ark Ocala, FL (352) 236-6060 Patricia A. Jones, M.D. P.A. 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Your brains are still relatively young you have a better capacity to learn than many of us old dogs, who find it hard to learn new tricks. 2. If you go to college, learn the difference between opinion and fact from your professors. The good ones will make it clear for you but there are some who will ram their thoughts down your throat, without making it clear that its what they think, not what the world accepts as truth. 3. If you havent already, develop a good work ethic. When it comes to studying and school assignments, the days of someone looking over your shoulder to make sure you are doing what you are supposed to are over. Youre on your own. Your education, or your job, are what you make it. Take a look at employment ads in almost every major field. Theyll say things like self-starter or must work well without supervision. Managers in the business world dont want to have to watch every step that you do. Learn to work by yourself with maximum effort. Remember, the world doesnt owe you a living you have to go out and make your own mark. 4. Choose your friends wisely. Hang around with people who have good goals, who want to make a decent mark in this world. There was a great commercial on TV (I cant remember what product it was for) where one guy in a group of wild young people gets a suit-and-tie job, so the others always want him to buy dinner, because they arent doing a thing. You will undoubtedly encounter some of these students steer clear and be your own person. Some years later, these will be the students who will come to you begging for a job. 5. Stay active. There will come a time in your life when you cant exercise like you used to but that day isnt here yet for most of you. Im afraid that we are producing a generation of computer-chair potatoes (as opposed to couch potatoes), those who do nothing but sit in front of a computer screen for all their free time. Get out and do something. You can walk, you can run, you can play a sport, you can swim just do something. Its good for your mind and your body. 6. Along that same line, learn how to talk to people, face to face. There is entirely too much Facebook, Tweeting, and other social networking going on, but sometimes young people have to talk to someone in person and they dont know what to say, or how to behave. Get off the phone and the computer and speak to people. Someday when youre interviewing for a job, it wont be on Facebook. But someday during that same job interview, your potential boss is going to ask permission to look at your Facebook postings, and all that cute little stuff and foul language that some of you might use will come back to haunt you. 7. Volunteer in the community. There are all sorts of things that need doing. Some involve some physical work, others involve using your brains to help people. Give something back to the community show that you care. You never know someday you may be one of the people who needs help, and maybe there will be folks around who will recall what you did for others, and youll get some help in return. And dont do it for the glory and the recognition. The best volunteers are those who work behind the scenes, who get nothing out of it but personal satisfaction. 8. Finally, keep the faith, and not just religious faith. If you are a religious person, you will be tested. Most of those who are religious find great solace in that faith, so dont let yourself get tempted away from it. But there is another kind of faith, faith in your fellow human beings, faith in the country. Be aware of the times you live in, for sure, but realize there are so many places in the world that are worse off than we are. While we live in the fear that there could be another attack on us somewhere in the U.S., there are people who live with the very real fear of being blown up every day. While we have medical care available to us when we get sick, there are people who succumb to the least little illness because their bodies cant fight diseases, or they have no access to things as simple as an aspirin. As you depart from high school, thank your teachers, your counselors, your school employees. They surely dont get rich doing what they do, but almost all of them love their profession. Someday you will realize how good the days of high school were. But for now, youve reached your goal of getting your diploma, which is a job well done. Congratulations!Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Traffic nightmares The reports have been pouring in lately of serious, if not fatal, traffic accidents all around Marion County. While some accidents involve out-ofarea drivers on the Interstate, there are far too many on our local roads, with a couple more over the past weekend, not counting the serious wreck in which no one died when a truck plowed into pickups stopped for a light in Belleview. So please be careful as you venture out there. Whether youre entering busy two-lane 80th Avenue or crossing busy U.S. Highway 27, remember that those vehicles on the road are coming at you a lot faster than you realize. Dont take chances. We want you back with us next week. BY JIM FLYNN Special to the MessengerWhen we were an agrarian nation, the vision of comfortable retirement was a rocking chair on the front porch of a house without a mortgage. With industrialization came the illusory three-legged stool. For decades after World War II, financial advisers touted the mythical stool as the perfect plan on which to base a secure old age a defined-benefit pension, Social Security, and personal savings. To attract and keep employees, companies promoted their defined -benefit plans. They also touted their generous matching contributions to Social Security, which many companies used as an offset in pension payout calculations a doubleduty leg which giveth and taketh back. Before federal regulation of pension plans, small companies which wanted to provide an affordable retirement benefit to employees would often start with a money-purchase plan. The company would deposit a modest percentage of annual wages (say 5 percent) into an individual account for each employee. Some money-purchase plans allowed employee contributions; most did not. Some also had a profitsharing feature, a performance incentive which might add two or three percent to employee accounts. Employees liked the idea of having real money accounts in their own names. Unlike defined-benefit plans which were available Retirement without a leg to sit on to public employees and unionized workers, participants in money purchase plans had no idea how much their accounts would be worth at retirement or how to invest the funds to last for the rest of their lives. Many years ago we witnessed the down side of a money purchase plan. The first employee to retire had the bad fortune to exit at a time when the stock market was in steep decline. His fund was barely what the company had contributed during his years of employment. All the investment earnings had disappeared. Around the time Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in 1974, companies began considering how they could discontinue the long-term financial obligations of defined-benefit plans. Since 1990 two-thirds of definedbenefit plans have disappeared. In their place are individual retirement accounts 401Ks, 403Bs, and IRAs all of which are similar to money-purchase plans. Employees and employers contribute significant sums to 401Ks and 403Bs, but the risk of loss is on the employees. Outside of government and unionized employment, defined benefit plans have all but disappeared. Personal savings, including home ownership, have taken a beating. And Social Securitys longterm performance is uncertain. Is it possible to build another three-legged stool? There are books and speakers who say yes, but the time to start is in your 20s. All three legs have to be built from your own savings, divided into three parts, assuming you can find a job and pay off your student loans before your turn 50. For those of us not in our 20s, hang on to the house until its value rises to what it was in 2007. Avoid paying taxes by all legal means. Buy an annuity. Find a job and keep working until youre 90. If youre fired, sue your employer for age discrimination. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com BY JASON ALDERMAN Special to the MessengerAs parents, we hope we're doing a good job raising our children teaching them right from wrong, instilling the desire to learn and demonstrating how to manage money responsibly. But what if they see us preaching one behavior while practicing another? What's to stop them from following in our sometimes misguided footsteps? As Father's Day approaches, let me share a few things dads can do to teach their kids sound financial habits that will last them a lifetime and point out a few bad behaviors you may not even be aware of. Ask yourself: Do you avoid conversations about money with your kids because that's how you were raised? Or because you don't feel qualified to give advice? Do you pay your bills on time to prevent late fees and possible dings to your credit score? Do you balance your checkbook regularly to avoid overdrafts and bounced checks? Have you set up an emergency fund and are you disciplined enough not to tap it for everyday expenses? Are you sometimes caught offguard by bills you should anticipate? If your family is experiencing financial difficulties (layoff, foreclosure, massive bills), are you having age-appropriate, non-traumatic discussions about the need for everyone to make sacrifices? Do you complain about your job within their earshot or say you'd rather stay home with them but need to earn money? You could be setting them up to resent both work and money. If college is on the horizon, have you had frank discussions about how it will be financed? Have you started a college savings fund, explored student loan programs or discussed contributions they'll be expected to make? When your kids constantly break or lose expensive items or run through their allowance early, do you repeatedly bail them out with no consequences? OK, that's a lot of potentially negative outcomes. Let's concentrate on a few positive actions you can take that will encourage responsible financial behavior in your kids: Use allowances to teach your kids how to handle money wisely, not as a tool to reinforce good behavior. Track their discretionary (toys, candy) and non-discretionary (school supplies, clothes) expenses. Depending on their ages and maturity, decide which expenses they should be responsible for managing, and dedicate a reasonable amount for each category in their allowances. A few other suggestions: Use allowances to teach important life lessons. For example, build in dedicated percentages they must set aside for savings, charity and investments then involve them in choosing how the money is spent. When you use an ATM explain that it's not free money, but rather has been earned and saved by you. To encourage saving during these times of low interest rates, offer to match their savings at 50 percent. Teach by example. If money is tight and you have to deny your kids nonnecessary items, give up something of your own that they know you'll miss. Open a 529 Qualified State Tuition Plan or a Coverdell Education Savings Account to start saving for your children's education and let them know about it well before you start discussing college choices. Father's Day is when children traditionally express love for their dads. Show how much you care in return by starting them out with a healthy, realistic attitude toward personal finances. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. This Fathers Day, teach your children about finances Munroe Regional Medical Center announced today that it has been named a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. This is the ninth consecutive year Munroe has earned the Patient Safety Excellence Award recognition from HealthGrades, making the medical center one of only 10 hospitals in the country to accomplish this distinction. Munroe is also the only hospital across Marion, Lake, Sumter, Citrus and Alachua County to receive the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for 9 consecutive years (2004-2012). The Patient Safety Excellence Award indicates that Munroes patient safety ratings are in the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals. In a new study released today by HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, Munroe is one of only 263 hospitals in the country to receive this designation. Not only is Munroe top in the country for Patient Safety but earlier this year they received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award and were named one of Americas 50 Best Hospitals. The study finds that Medicare patients at Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals were almost 48 percent less likely to experience one of 13 preventable safety events compared to hospitals in the bottom 5 percent in the nation. If all hospitals performed at Munroes level of distinction, approximately 254,000 patient safety events and 56,367 deaths among Medicare patients could have been avoided. To identify the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients, HealthGrades analyzed approximately 40 million hospitalization records from 5,000 hospitals nationwide that participate in the Medicare program. Participation in the HealthGrades study is not voluntary, and hospitals cannot choose to opt out of the analysis. Munroe Regional Medical Center has been, and will be, committed to providing our community with high quality, safe patient care, said Steve Purves, President and CEO at Munroe Regional. Being one of only 10 hospitals in the United States to earn the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award nine consecutive years is a testament to our employees, physicians, volunteers and board members and their dedication to our patients and the community we serve. From improving communication to implementing protocols to make surgery safer, hospitals across the country are working harder to reduce preventable patient safety events. The results of these efforts are clear among this years HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals. Patients of hospitals performing in the top 5 percent of the nations hospitals were almost 48 percent less likely to experience a patient safety event compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5 percent, said Kristin Reed, MPH, vice president of hospital quality programs at HealthGrades and author of the study. Hospitals like Munroe Regional Medical Center are not only setting the bar for high standards of patient safety but also serving as an example for other hospitals. HeathGrades uses Medicare inpatient data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database and Patient Safety Indicator software from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to calculate event rates for 13 indicators of patient safety for all of the nations hospitals. All analysis was based on data from 2008 to 2010. These indicators identify the bestperforming hospitals, which represent the top 5 percent of all U.S. hospitals and are this years HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients. HealthGrades developed this award to give patients more information about choosing a hospital. Munroe honored for patient safety

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 6, 2012 7 6 W ednesday, June 6, 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 This is a yearly column, updated with latest information. This is a big month for many young people in Marion County, as they leave high school and move on to the next phase of their lives. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled or have already been held for local high schools, a landmark day for a few hundred young adults who are ready to venture out into the world. This graduating class has been through a little more than many of us. These young people were second-graders on Sept. 11, 2001, when two planes smashed into the World Trade Center in New York, one hit the Pentagon and another crashed in Pennsylvania, changing the face of America forever. They are venturing into an uncertain world, one filled with fear of terrorism, one filled with eroding freedoms in the name of security. Those of us who have lived through many years of strife and conflict and many years of prosperity and peace, can give some words of advice to the young graduates. Whether they pay attention is up to them, and whether they agree is also up to them. But at least its a point of view that they can use to steer them in whatever direction they want to go. With just a few changes from the previous years columns, here we go: 1. If you have a chance to continue your education, by all means do so. In this era, it is almost impossible to advance yourself in the job market without some sort of post-secondary education. It can be college, junior college, trade school or specialized classes, but make sure you learn Heres a message to our high school graduating Class of 2012 D-Day invasion was 68 years ago June 6 Once again, we mark the anniversary of a very special day in the annals of American History. On this date, June 6, 68 years ago, Allied troops began the assault on the beaches of Normandy, the invasion that would eventually lead to the end of World War II in Europe. Thousands were killed storming those beaches, but thousands of others made it through and marched into the French countryside, eventually taking charge of what had been German strongholds. Each year there are fewer and fewer D-Day survivors who are around to remember the brutal days that started by setting sail from England. The Americans who fought in World War II and took part in the great crusade against the Germans and Japanese have been called the Greatest Generation. History views these fighters favorably, rightly giving them credit for saving the freedom of Europe, if not the world. Those of us who are enjoying the benefits of that freedom should never forget the role these brave souls played in keeping the world free. Maybe some out there lost relatives in that invasion, and know personally the sacrifices that were made. So take a moment today to remember the heroes. And lets always keep alive the memory of June 6, 1944. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest Column 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. 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Your brains are still relatively young you have a better capacity to learn than many of us old dogs, who find it hard to learn new tricks. 2. If you go to college, learn the difference between opinion and fact from your professors. The good ones will make it clear for you but there are some who will ram their thoughts down your throat, without making it clear that its what they think, not what the world accepts as truth. 3. If you havent already, develop a good work ethic. When it comes to studying and school assignments, the days of someone looking over your shoulder to make sure you are doing what you are supposed to are over. Youre on your own. Your education, or your job, are what you make it. Take a look at employment ads in almost every major field. Theyll say things like self-starter or must work well without supervision. Managers in the business world dont want to have to watch every step that you do. Learn to work by yourself with maximum effort. Remember, the world doesnt owe you a living you have to go out and make your own mark. 4. Choose your friends wisely. Hang around with people who have good goals, who want to make a decent mark in this world. There was a great commercial on TV (I cant remember what product it was for) where one guy in a group of wild young people gets a suit-and-tie job, so the others always want him to buy dinner, because they arent doing a thing. You will undoubtedly encounter some of these students steer clear and be your own person. Some years later, these will be the students who will come to you begging for a job. 5. Stay active. There will come a time in your life when you cant exercise like you used to but that day isnt here yet for most of you. Im afraid that we are producing a generation of computer-chair potatoes (as opposed to couch potatoes), those who do nothing but sit in front of a computer screen for all their free time. Get out and do something. You can walk, you can run, you can play a sport, you can swim just do something. Its good for your mind and your body. 6. Along that same line, learn how to talk to people, face to face. There is entirely too much Facebook, Tweeting, and other social networking going on, but sometimes young people have to talk to someone in person and they dont know what to say, or how to behave. Get off the phone and the computer and speak to people. Someday when youre interviewing for a job, it wont be on Facebook. But someday during that same job interview, your potential boss is going to ask permission to look at your Facebook postings, and all that cute little stuff and foul language that some of you might use will come back to haunt you. 7. Volunteer in the community. There are all sorts of things that need doing. Some involve some physical work, others involve using your brains to help people. Give something back to the community show that you care. You never know someday you may be one of the people who needs help, and maybe there will be folks around who will recall what you did for others, and youll get some help in return. And dont do it for the glory and the recognition. The best volunteers are those who work behind the scenes, who get nothing out of it but personal satisfaction. 8. Finally, keep the faith, and not just religious faith. If you are a religious person, you will be tested. Most of those who are religious find great solace in that faith, so dont let yourself get tempted away from it. But there is another kind of faith, faith in your fellow human beings, faith in the country. Be aware of the times you live in, for sure, but realize there are so many places in the world that are worse off than we are. While we live in the fear that there could be another attack on us somewhere in the U.S., there are people who live with the very real fear of being blown up every day. While we have medical care available to us when we get sick, there are people who succumb to the least little illness because their bodies cant fight diseases, or they have no access to things as simple as an aspirin. As you depart from high school, thank your teachers, your counselors, your school employees. They surely dont get rich doing what they do, but almost all of them love their profession. Someday you will realize how good the days of high school were. But for now, youve reached your goal of getting your diploma, which is a job well done. Congratulations!Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Traffic nightmares The reports have been pouring in lately of serious, if not fatal, traffic accidents all around Marion County. While some accidents involve out-ofarea drivers on the Interstate, there are far too many on our local roads, with a couple more over the past weekend, not counting the serious wreck in which no one died when a truck plowed into pickups stopped for a light in Belleview. So please be careful as you venture out there. Whether youre entering busy two-lane 80th Avenue or crossing busy U.S. Highway 27, remember that those vehicles on the road are coming at you a lot faster than you realize. Dont take chances. We want you back with us next week. BY JIM FLYNN Special to the MessengerWhen we were an agrarian nation, the vision of comfortable retirement was a rocking chair on the front porch of a house without a mortgage. With industrialization came the illusory three-legged stool. For decades after World War II, financial advisers touted the mythical stool as the perfect plan on which to base a secure old age a defined-benefit pension, Social Security, and personal savings. To attract and keep employees, companies promoted their defined -benefit plans. They also touted their generous matching contributions to Social Security, which many companies used as an offset in pension payout calculations a doubleduty leg which giveth and taketh back. Before federal regulation of pension plans, small companies which wanted to provide an affordable retirement benefit to employees would often start with a money-purchase plan. The company would deposit a modest percentage of annual wages (say 5 percent) into an individual account for each employee. Some money-purchase plans allowed employee contributions; most did not. Some also had a profitsharing feature, a performance incentive which might add two or three percent to employee accounts. Employees liked the idea of having real money accounts in their own names. Unlike defined-benefit plans which were available Retirement without a leg to sit on to public employees and unionized workers, participants in money purchase plans had no idea how much their accounts would be worth at retirement or how to invest the funds to last for the rest of their lives. Many years ago we witnessed the down side of a money purchase plan. The first employee to retire had the bad fortune to exit at a time when the stock market was in steep decline. His fund was barely what the company had contributed during his years of employment. All the investment earnings had disappeared. Around the time Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in 1974, companies began considering how they could discontinue the long-term financial obligations of defined-benefit plans. Since 1990 two-thirds of definedbenefit plans have disappeared. In their place are individual retirement accounts 401Ks, 403Bs, and IRAs all of which are similar to money-purchase plans. Employees and employers contribute significant sums to 401Ks and 403Bs, but the risk of loss is on the employees. Outside of government and unionized employment, defined benefit plans have all but disappeared. Personal savings, including home ownership, have taken a beating. And Social Securitys longterm performance is uncertain. Is it possible to build another three-legged stool? There are books and speakers who say yes, but the time to start is in your 20s. All three legs have to be built from your own savings, divided into three parts, assuming you can find a job and pay off your student loans before your turn 50. For those of us not in our 20s, hang on to the house until its value rises to what it was in 2007. Avoid paying taxes by all legal means. Buy an annuity. Find a job and keep working until youre 90. If youre fired, sue your employer for age discrimination. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com BY JASON ALDERMAN Special to the MessengerAs parents, we hope we're doing a good job raising our children teaching them right from wrong, instilling the desire to learn and demonstrating how to manage money responsibly. But what if they see us preaching one behavior while practicing another? What's to stop them from following in our sometimes misguided footsteps? As Father's Day approaches, let me share a few things dads can do to teach their kids sound financial habits that will last them a lifetime and point out a few bad behaviors you may not even be aware of. Ask yourself: Do you avoid conversations about money with your kids because that's how you were raised? Or because you don't feel qualified to give advice? Do you pay your bills on time to prevent late fees and possible dings to your credit score? Do you balance your checkbook regularly to avoid overdrafts and bounced checks? Have you set up an emergency fund and are you disciplined enough not to tap it for everyday expenses? Are you sometimes caught offguard by bills you should anticipate? If your family is experiencing financial difficulties (layoff, foreclosure, massive bills), are you having age-appropriate, non-traumatic discussions about the need for everyone to make sacrifices? Do you complain about your job within their earshot or say you'd rather stay home with them but need to earn money? You could be setting them up to resent both work and money. If college is on the horizon, have you had frank discussions about how it will be financed? Have you started a college savings fund, explored student loan programs or discussed contributions they'll be expected to make? When your kids constantly break or lose expensive items or run through their allowance early, do you repeatedly bail them out with no consequences? OK, that's a lot of potentially negative outcomes. Let's concentrate on a few positive actions you can take that will encourage responsible financial behavior in your kids: Use allowances to teach your kids how to handle money wisely, not as a tool to reinforce good behavior. Track their discretionary (toys, candy) and non-discretionary (school supplies, clothes) expenses. Depending on their ages and maturity, decide which expenses they should be responsible for managing, and dedicate a reasonable amount for each category in their allowances. A few other suggestions: Use allowances to teach important life lessons. For example, build in dedicated percentages they must set aside for savings, charity and investments then involve them in choosing how the money is spent. When you use an ATM explain that it's not free money, but rather has been earned and saved by you. To encourage saving during these times of low interest rates, offer to match their savings at 50 percent. Teach by example. If money is tight and you have to deny your kids nonnecessary items, give up something of your own that they know you'll miss. Open a 529 Qualified State Tuition Plan or a Coverdell Education Savings Account to start saving for your children's education and let them know about it well before you start discussing college choices. Father's Day is when children traditionally express love for their dads. Show how much you care in return by starting them out with a healthy, realistic attitude toward personal finances. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. This Fathers Day, teach your children about finances Munroe Regional Medical Center announced today that it has been named a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. This is the ninth consecutive year Munroe has earned the Patient Safety Excellence Award recognition from HealthGrades, making the medical center one of only 10 hospitals in the country to accomplish this distinction. Munroe is also the only hospital across Marion, Lake, Sumter, Citrus and Alachua County to receive the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for 9 consecutive years (2004-2012). The Patient Safety Excellence Award indicates that Munroes patient safety ratings are in the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals. In a new study released today by HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, Munroe is one of only 263 hospitals in the country to receive this designation. Not only is Munroe top in the country for Patient Safety but earlier this year they received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award and were named one of Americas 50 Best Hospitals. The study finds that Medicare patients at Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals were almost 48 percent less likely to experience one of 13 preventable safety events compared to hospitals in the bottom 5 percent in the nation. If all hospitals performed at Munroes level of distinction, approximately 254,000 patient safety events and 56,367 deaths among Medicare patients could have been avoided. To identify the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients, HealthGrades analyzed approximately 40 million hospitalization records from 5,000 hospitals nationwide that participate in the Medicare program. Participation in the HealthGrades study is not voluntary, and hospitals cannot choose to opt out of the analysis. Munroe Regional Medical Center has been, and will be, committed to providing our community with high quality, safe patient care, said Steve Purves, President and CEO at Munroe Regional. Being one of only 10 hospitals in the United States to earn the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award nine consecutive years is a testament to our employees, physicians, volunteers and board members and their dedication to our patients and the community we serve. From improving communication to implementing protocols to make surgery safer, hospitals across the country are working harder to reduce preventable patient safety events. The results of these efforts are clear among this years HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals. Patients of hospitals performing in the top 5 percent of the nations hospitals were almost 48 percent less likely to experience a patient safety event compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5 percent, said Kristin Reed, MPH, vice president of hospital quality programs at HealthGrades and author of the study. Hospitals like Munroe Regional Medical Center are not only setting the bar for high standards of patient safety but also serving as an example for other hospitals. HeathGrades uses Medicare inpatient data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database and Patient Safety Indicator software from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to calculate event rates for 13 indicators of patient safety for all of the nations hospitals. All analysis was based on data from 2008 to 2010. These indicators identify the bestperforming hospitals, which represent the top 5 percent of all U.S. hospitals and are this years HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients. HealthGrades developed this award to give patients more information about choosing a hospital. Munroe honored for patient safety

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But trying to force the issue right now could backfire. Wait for movement to resume on the 11th. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Keep your thoughts focused on the positive as you deal with an unexpected turn of events in a personal or professional relationship. This could be the start of a welcome change. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Health matters take on added importance at this time. Deal with them before they interfere with your summer plans. A relationship that cooled off could soon warm up again. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) While a few details involving upcoming decisions still need your attention, you fun-loving Felines can begin to spend more time enjoying your lively social life again. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) That long-sought-after career change could require you to move to another city. Weigh your decision carefully before either accepting or rejecting the offer out of hand. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A workplace situation can be awkward for Librans who prefer to keep their problems private. But you might have to tell-all if you hope to see it resolved in your favor. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Although your financial situation starts to improve this week, you still need to be cautious about money matters. Avoid major obligations, for now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your overall aspects continue to brighten, allowing you to tackle longdeferred challenges. A change in travel plans could work to your benefit. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Things seem to be slowing down for the usually restless Sea Goat. But wouldnt a bit of respite be just what you need right now? Activity picks up by June 17. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Personal relationships take a positive turn for both married and single Aquarians. Professional commitments, however, could be complicated by newly emerging events. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A decision you thought was final might be reopened as new facts are discovered. This could lead to a shortterm problem, but might ultimately prove beneficial. BORN THIS WEEK: Your keen interest in pursuing global events could lead you into a career as a politician or reporter. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Sunday, June 24 Watch, clock collectors to meetChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, except December, at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.E. 110th St., Ocala, off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture. Doors open at 8 a.m. The organizations mission is to advance the knowledge of horology (the study of time keeping). The local chapters membership is made up of collectors and craftsman of clocks and watches. The chapter covers Marion, Alachua, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Sumter and Hernando counties. The meetings consist of a general membership meeting, mart, and presentation. The presentation topics are on repair and maintenance of clocks and watches and related subjects. The public is welcome. We encourage people who are avid collectors or those who have an interest in clocks and watch to attend. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, contact Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.Tuesday, June 26 Breast Cancer support groupThe Breast Cancer Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS) 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 June 26 meeting will be off site in Stone Creek community in their Grille Room at 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop for a 1 p.m. luncheon. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904 to sign up if you have not already done so.Friday, June 29 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, June 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children 18 and under are free. Menu is all you can eat and includes spaghetti, meat balls, bread and a 25-item salad bar. Beverage is included.Saturday, June 30 Ocala West to mark anniversaryOcala West UM Church will be celebrating its 25th anniversary June 30 and July 1. All former pastors and their families along with all charter members will gather in celebration of Gods blessing on one of the newest and fastest growing churches in the 200 corridor. The theme of the celebration will be Led by the spirit to do great things! Saturday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a boxed chicken dinner served in Stanfield Hall followed by a worship service with Past Pastor Archie Buie delivering the message of the evening. Sunday, July1, Past Pastor Don Hanna will bring the message at all three of the services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. All charter members will be introduced at the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is invited to attend. Memorial Day in Ocala PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Belleview ROTC led the presentation of the colors at the beginning of the ceremony at Veterans Park on Monday, May 28. The Kingdom of the Sun Band played appropriate music. Part of the crowd that turned out on under threatening skies. Diana Bennett, a recent Air Force Academy graduate who attended Forest High School, spoke to the crowd. David Reeves was the emcee.

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Thursday, June 7 Florida corruption is subject of programThe League of Women and Men Voters Marion County in cooperation with Integrity Florida offer the following program to the community: Florida Earns a C-Grade for Corruption: The Story Behind the Score. The program will be Thursday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at Live Oak Hall in On Top of the World, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Admission is free. Presenter will be Dan Krassner, executive director of Integrity Florida, a non-partisan research institute whose mission is to promote integrity in government and expose public corruption. Saturday, June 9 Book sale scheduledA mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will take place Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200 in Ocala. There will be used books, CDs, videos and crafts. Buy five books get one free. Also, donate your aluminum beverage cans. For more information, call 352-291-1962.All Electric Fun Fly-In FestivalThe Tri-County R/C Club will host their annual All Electric Fun Fly-In Festival at the Rainbow R/C Air Park, Bridges Road in Dunnellon, on Saturday, June 9, starting at 8 a.m. This is an annual event for electric powered remote controlled airplanes of all sizes large and small including war birds, scale aircraft, ducted fan jets, bi-planes and many more. The flying field consists of a new smooth hard material surface runway measuring 300 feet in length and 30 feet in width. This is in addition to the 700plus-foot grass runway. The Rainbow Caf will be open serving soft drinks, hotdogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings. This is a great family event and one everyone can enjoy. For additional information and directions please see http://www.tricountyrcclub.homestead.com/ or contact Matt Wayne at 352-527-8836.Tuesday, June 12 Support group at HospiceAll caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on June 12, from 3-4 p.m. in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. Call 352-854-5200 for additional information.Thursday, June 14 NARFE to meetThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees and spouses Chapter 2279 will meet at the Olive Garden restaurant in Ocala on Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting.Palm Cay GOP to meetOn June 14, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club. The speakers for June are Stan McClain, candidate for County Commissioner in District 3, Carol Ely, candidate for Marion County School Board District 2, George Tomyn, candidate for Superintendent of Schools, and Pam Archer, candidate for Marion County Committee Woman. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-4389662Friday, June 15 Elder Abuse Symposium scheduledA former star of the television show Father Knows Best will be featured in the Ocala Elder Abuse Symposium, to be conducted Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center, College of Central Florida. The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to wear something purple. The event will feature Lauren Chapin, who played the youngest child on the famed television show of the 1950s. To reserve a spot call 1-888-902-3011, ext. 7920.Saturday, June 16 Are you interested in publishing?Interested in publishing? On Saturday, June 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of Freedom Public Library present guest speaker Rik Feeney, book coach, consultant and author of more than 48 books, reports and CDs. Mark your calendars and join us for his presentation Publishing in 2012 and Beyond in the librarys meeting room. Feeney is a dynamic speaker possessing a wealth of knowledge in the field of publishing. Seating is limited; admittance will be on a first come, first served basis.Thursday, June 21 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its June meeting on Thursday the 21st at 7 p.m. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, June 23 Moose to sponsor golf tournamentA 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. Thanks to everyone in QM who put out flags for Memorial Day. Our streets looked very patriotic. In spite of the rain, we still showed our love of the USA and remembrance of those who have fought for our freedoms. Today, June 6, is the day known as D-Day. On this day in 1944 a great event of World War II took place. It was the Normandy landings by the Allies. This important event of World War II was also referred to as Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord. This assault was conducted in two phases: an air assault that took place just after midnight, and the amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armored divisions on the French coast at 6:30 a.m. This was the largest amphibious invasion of all time. Just fewer than 200,000 Allied personnel were involved. The landings took place along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. The coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The weather played a very important role in this operation. The conditions had to be just right in order for it to be successful. A full moon and a spring tide were required for this maneuver. Just two days prior to the landing, the weather was not cooperating and it seemed that the planned assault would be cancelled. Then, at a meeting on June 5 with General Eisenhower and the chief meteorologist, it was decided that there would be a brief time of good conditions just after midnight. General Eisenhower then ordered that the invasion take place as planned. This was a turning point in the outcome of World War II. The beaches at Normandy are still known and marked on maps by their invasion code names. Streets near the beaches are named after the units that fought there. Did you know that last Friday (the 1st) was National Donut Day? This is a day when all of us should eat donuts and not feel guilty. Maybe, if you missed celebrating on Friday, we could have a delayed celebration. Its too bad we dont have a Krispy Kreme location here in Ocala. In Atlanta, you always look for the flashing light on the Krispy Kreme sign on Ponce de Leon Drive. This was the notice that the donuts were hot just out of the cooker. After a trip to the Fox Theater it was a requirement that you go to Krispy Kreme for fresh donuts and coffee. Here in Ocala, we do have Dunkin Donuts and Tas-T-O Donuts, both of these are excellent providers of this treat. About the origin of this day, there are several renditions. One that seems the most logical is that it is a day to honor the women who served donuts (or doughnuts) to soldiers during World War I. Donut Day was sponsored by the Salvation Army of Chicago in 1938. The donut was used as a means of bringing some cheer to the soldiers. The chief global marketing officer for Dunkin Donuts says that donuts bring more smiles to faces than any other treat (I wonder if they mean the chocolate covered glazed). By the way, Dunkin Donuts sell 5.3 million donuts and donut holes every day! One controversy is over the spelling is it doughnuts, or donuts? Either way you spell the delicious treat, it is something that all of us enjoy eating. We are so thankful for the rain we received from Beryl. It was great to stay inside and just look out at the wonderful rain. Our rain gauge was overflowing at five inches. Volunteers needed: Kathy Voss needs a few more volunteers to deliver the QM Reporter once a month. If you can help, please give Kathy a call. Ladies, dont forget to make your reservations for the monthly ladies luncheon. We are going to Mimis Friday, the 8th. Call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin for reservations. All ladies of QM are invited. Also, the Red Hat luncheon at Queen Pats is on Thursday the 14th. Reservations are required. Please call Pat or Carolyn to make your reservation.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9 4 W ednesday, June 6, 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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Christs Church of Marion Wednesday, June 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 10: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12: Men's Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Joy Lutheran ChurchJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352-3048711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Countryside Presbyterian VBSThe Fruits of the Spirit will be moderated by Pastor Gary Marshall and a light supper will be served at our adult vacation bible school on July 9 to 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. All adults are welcome. 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I am not sure exactly why June is the month of choice for these couples; I just go along with the flow. Consequently, through the years, I have officiated at many weddings during the month of June. I must confess that weddings are not my favorite form of activity. I would much rather be doing something else, anything else, than officiating at the wedding ceremony of a young couple who are in love. When I first began this area of my pastoral work, I was very nervous. I was concerned that people were watching and judging me and therefore I needed to have everything perfect. The day of the wedding found me an absolute nervous wreck. If it was not for several Apple Fritters that morning, I am not sure how I would get through the day. I feel that my personal inconvenience at these nuptial ceremonies qualified me to indulge in eating several, if not many, Apple Fritters. Everybody needs something to help endure the inconveniences of life. Apple Fritter is my chosen remedy. I remember when I came to the shocking conclusion that nobody at the wedding ceremony was watching me. The wedding ceremony was concluded and the reception was over and I was in the restroom washing my hands when I happened to look into the mirror. There to my chagrin I discovered that the back of my collar was not covering my tie. Nobody even hinted that I had a wardrobe malfunction. It was then I realized that nobody was paying any attention to me. I could come to the wedding ceremony in a swimsuit and nobody would notice. Not that I have been tempted in this area, mind you. After all, the focus of the whole affair is the bride. Since this amazing discovery, weddings have not been quite so difficult for me. I do not worry about my appearance because nobody else is worrying about my appearance. I often counsel young grooms who seem quite nervous that nobody is even aware of their presence. Nobody comes to a wedding to see the groom. The only thing that really matters is the bride. After a wedding everybody always says, Wasnt the bride beautiful? Or, Didnt the bride look beautiful in her wedding dress? I have yet to hear somebody say, Wasnt that groom handsome? Or, I loved the grooms tuxedo. It just never happens. This is the reason why every groom wears a rented tuxedo. Nobody is admiring him or his attire. The wedding dress is something altogether difI cry at weddings, too James Snyder ferent. Very few brides rent a wedding dress. Even though they are only going to wear it, supposedly, once in their lifetime, they all want to buy that special wedding dress. One reason I am not so very fond of weddings is the premarital counseling involved. Of all the counseling I have given through the years, I am wondering if anybody ever paid attention to what I said. I think I could do the whole counseling session in pig Latin and the couple would sit there smiling at me as though they understood every word I was saying. With that in mind, I have tried through the years to make the counseling sessions as long and painful as possible. If they can survive a series of premarital counseling sessions from me, then they deserve a lifetime of holy matrimonial bliss. One strange phenomenon I have seen in weddings throughout the years is the number of people who cry at weddings. For some it may be overwhelmed with happiness. Others may be overwhelmed with memories of their own wedding. But the father of the bride is the one I watch. It is very hard for some of these fathers to keep back the tears, not because they are losing a daughter, or because they are gaining a son-in-law, but because they are losing a whole lot of money on this wedding. Then it got me thinking. Most weddings cost a small fortune. Of course small is a relative term. A young bride coached by her mother will find ways to burn through the fathers bank account. No price is too much to pay for this daughter of ours, the mother explains. Shes worth everything it costs. And the father weeps some more. Especially if there is a younger daughter in the wings. Looking into the situation the more I discovered just how much people pay for their weddings. When anybody asks me about performing the wedding ceremony and how much I charge, I always say that I do not charge anything. What I am really saying is that I would prefer cash. I always leave that to the discretion of the groom. Usually, the groom is so discreet in paying me that I actually never see any money. When I discover how much the wedding has cost and how much I was not given as an honorarium for my services, I too, weep at weddings. Occasionally, I meet a young couple who understand the importance of a Christian marriage. Although it is viewed as oldfashioned, I like to reflect what the Bible says. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24 KJV). This kind of a wedding calls for tears of joy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Religion pairs 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 is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and public health education. The Lock-Up is one of the many events in MDAs yearlong fundraising campaign. LOCKUPcontinued from Page 1 Taking a backstage tour at the Ocala Civic Theatre The Ocala Civic Theatre provided tours of its facility, including backstage areas, orchestra, prop rooms and the area where sets are built. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKProduction manager Tim Tygert shows a drawing of the placement of lights for Fiddler on the Roof at the Ocala Civic Theatre. One of the prop men holds up a tommy gun from the production of Chicago. Betsy, one of the tour guides, shows the back room which not only houses larger props, such as this bed, but is also where the orchestra plays. The director has a TV screen so he can see what is happening on stage. The musicians have microphones so the audience hears the music as part of the production. Some of those taking the tour on Saturday, June 3, look out to the audience area from the stage, while standing in front of an easily moved room.

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R.B. is one of those people whom everyone loves, and he is a really good sport when someone is doing a bit of a mini roast for him. As usual, his grin was a constant throughout all that Lil was revealing about R.B. It turns out that the Olivers are from Kentucky and the Wellers are from Indiana, so there was a little bit of a difference of opinion about which state taught the other state about basketball. Something that always makes me proud personally is the fact that so many American flags fly in our Fairfield Village. Memorial Day is for remembrance, and though we enjoy our gathering for fun, the feeling of gratitude for Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 12

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INDEX Puzzles................8 Quail Meadow......9 Rev. Snyder........10 Fairfield Village11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Memorial DayPage 512 Wednesday, June 6, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO ADVERTISE HERE CALL TOM OR SUSIE AT 854-3986 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 000BN6S 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 $ 16 95 Snow Crabs Market Price FRIDAY Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings 1 1 2 LB. Baby Back Ribs & 2 Sides $ 16 95 SLAB $ 9 95 1/2 SLAB 000BN70 Whats For Whats For LUNCH? LUNCH? Our Monday Thru Friday Daily Lunch Specials Our Monday Thr u Friday Daily Lunch Specials Are Freshly Prepared Every Day Ar e Fr eshly Pr epar ed Ever y Day Enjoy a lunch-sized portion of some of our favorite meals. Ser ved fr om 11AM 4PM 3801 S.W College Road, Ocala (352) 854-7870 Stor e Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6am-10pm, Friday & Satur day 6am-11pm CBOCS General Partnership Introducing Country House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Intr oducing Countr y House Salad Plus Choice of Baked Potato or Soup Ser ved Monday thr u Friday fr om 11AM 2PM. Our fresh green mix with grilled chicken tenderloin, hick or y smoked bacon pieces, wedges of vine-ripened tomatoes, red onion, shredded Colby cheese and our own sour dough cr outons ser ved 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 Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Formerly Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted 000BNMY DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 W est 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-C LOSE Expires 7/28/12 NEW Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES Eat Like Everyday is a Sunday Supper At Moms House starting at 11 AM Homemade Meatloaf with Real Mashed Potatoes Farm Raised Catfish Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy Country Smoked Ham Steak & Many More Incl. veggies, salad or soup, and homemade cornbread Expires 7/28/12 Plus regular menu & blackboardd specials! $ 9.25 Taste The Best Taste The Best Taste The Best WEST MARION 71 1 186 those who have ser ved and those who now ser ve is always in the air One person pointed out, during the sharing time that although we are so grateful for our ser vice people, we are equally appreciative of the sacrifices made by their families as they live the ser vice life as well. On a bit of a somber note, we all remembered those whom we have lost this past year but we added the thought that life was made better by each of these people as they lived and loved during their allotted time on this earth. W e agreed that we should keep in mind that we can make a difference with a positive attitude and love of others that we show in our own personal ways. Several neighbors enter tained with cute jokes and then ever yone was encour aged to join in a game of water volleyball at the pool. Even though the skies were beginning to cloud up, the game began with two couples while others went to get their swimsuits to join in. Those who gathered agreed that we had a wonderful time sharing food, fun, (and some foolishness) with others here in F airfield V illage, a lively place filled with lovely (and patriotic) people. F AIRFIELDcontinued from Page 11 Two couples begin the volleyball tournament. FFV manager Peggy Sluss, along with her husband, Ray, enjoyed the Memorial Day cookout. Lil Oliver gave a little "mini-roast" of our "Mayor" R. B. Weller. The biggest question concerned Kentucky and Indiana basketball. The question remains debatable. At least 68 American flags are flying the day after Memorial Day in our immediate neighborhood. Auditions for two dogs to play Bruiser and Rufus in Ocala Civic Theatres summer youth production of Legally Blonde: The Musical will be on Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Based on the 2001 hit film starring Reese Witherspoon, this is the story of Elle Woods, the perky-in-pink California blonde sorority girl. When Elle moves across the country to enroll at Harvard Law School, hoping to win back her handsome but pompous ex-boyfriend, she brings along her beloved pet chihuahua, Bruiser. Elle soon makes friends with ditzy hair stylist Paulette, who has a cherished pet of her own: Rufus the bulldog. In this show, dogs are womans, not mans, best friend! Both Bruiser and Rufus will be played by real dogs in the stage production. The dogs cast in the roles do not have to be the exact breeds (bulldog and chihuahua) as the dogs in the movie, but they need to be well-behaved, intelligent, obedient, lovable, talented, and have a basic level of training. Rufus should be a calm, friendly, stocky dog. Bruiser plays a large role in the show and appears in many scenes with Elle. The actress cast as Elle will attend the dog auditions so education director and show director Jackie Osterman can determine how well each canine candidate interacts with her. Rehearsals normally run Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Some Saturday rehearsals may be needed as performances approach. The show runs July 2029. For more information on what will be asked of the dogs and their owners or handlers during the rehearsal and performance process, call 236-2274. The Ocala Civic Theatre is at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Ocala Civic Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving more than 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season. Marion County Solid Wastes monthly furniture collection events are held at varying recycling centers throughout the county to provide more convenient locations for citizens to bring their old furniture. Solid Waste then transports the furniture to the landfill. June furniture collection event in this area will be June 23, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blitchton Recycling Center, 13247 N. Highway 27. Solid Wastes electronic recycling events give residents a chance to recycle household electronics such as televisions, radios, computer monitors and stereos free of charge. The next electronics recycling opportunity is as follows: July 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wrigley Fields park, 405 E. Highway 316, Citra. For a full list of accepted items and more information, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/solidwaste.htm or call 352-671-8465. PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield Village has an oceanWho says theres no ocean in Marion County? This sailor proudly flies the red, white and blue on Memorial Day at this beach in Fairfield Village. And you know its on the ocean, because the sign says so. Fairfield Village column on Page 11, more photos on Page 12. Ocala Civic Theatre going to the dogs 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. 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 mugshot 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 reFurniture, electronic collection dates announced by county officials MDA gets ready for fundraising lockup on June 7 Please see LOCKUP, Page 3 Blueberry Festival attracts arts and crafts The first of what organizers hope will be an annual Blueberry Festival took place Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, U.S. Highway 27 at the Interstate. At left, Julie Rosko displayed her crepe paper roses, of which she has 60 colors available. At left, Ashley Bullard of MK Creations is shown with Kylie Bullard, age 4.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK



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INDEX Puzzles................8 Quail Meadow......9 Rev. Snyder........10 Fairfield Village11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Memorial Day Page 5 12 Wednesday, June 6, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 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 000BN6S 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 $ 16 95 Snow Crabs Market Price FRIDAY Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings 1 1 2 LB. Baby Back Ribs & 2 Sides $ 16 95 SLAB $ 9 95 1/2 SLAB 000BN70 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 Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Formerly Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted 000BNMY DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-C LOSE Expires 7/28/12 NEW Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES Eat Like Everyday is a Sunday Supper At Moms House starting at 11 AM Homemade Meatloaf with Real Mashed Potatoes Farm Raised Catfish Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy Country Smoked Ham Steak & Many More Incl. veggies, salad or soup, and homemade cornbread Expires 7/28/12 Plus regular menu & blackboardd specials! $ 9.25 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 those who have served and those who now serve is always in the air. One person pointed out, during the sharing time that although we are so grateful for our service people, we are equally appreciative of the sacrifices made by their families as they live the service life as well. On a bit of a somber note, we all remembered those whom we have lost this past year, but we added the thought that life was made better by each of these people as they lived and loved during their allotted time on this earth. We agreed that we should keep in mind that we can make a difference with a positive attitude and love of others that we show in our own personal ways. Several neighbors entertained with cute jokes and then everyone was encouraged to join in a game of water volleyball at the pool. Even though the skies were beginning to cloud up, the game began with two couples while others went to get their swimsuits to join in. Those who gathered agreed that we had a wonderful time sharing food, fun, (and some foolishness) with others here in Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely (and patriotic) people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 11 Two couples begin the volleyball tournament. FFV manager Peggy Sluss, along with her husband, Ray, enjoyed the Memorial Day cookout. Lil Oliver gave a little "mini-roast" of our "Mayor" R. B. Weller. The biggest question concerned Kentucky and Indiana basketball. The question remains debatable. At least 68 American flags are flying the day after Memorial Day in our immediate neighborhood. Auditions for two dogs to play Bruiser and Rufus in Ocala Civic Theatres summer youth production of Legally Blonde: The Musical will be on Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Based on the 2001 hit film starring Reese Witherspoon, this is the story of Elle Woods, the perky-in-pink California blonde sorority girl. When Elle moves across the country to enroll at Harvard Law School, hoping to win back her handsome but pompous ex-boyfriend, she brings along her beloved pet chihuahua, Bruiser. Elle soon makes friends with ditzy hair stylist Paulette, who has a cherished pet of her own: Rufus the bulldog. In this show, dogs are womans, not mans, best friend! Both Bruiser and Rufus will be played by real dogs in the stage production. The dogs cast in the roles do not have to be the exact breeds (bulldog and chihuahua) as the dogs in the movie, but they need to be well-behaved, intelligent, obedient, lovable, talented, and have a basic level of training. Rufus should be a calm, friendly, stocky dog. Bruiser plays a large role in the show and appears in many scenes with Elle. The actress cast as Elle will attend the dog auditions so education director and show director Jackie Osterman can determine how well each canine candidate interacts with her. Rehearsals normally run Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Some Saturday rehearsals may be needed as performances approach. The show runs July 2029. For more information on what will be asked of the dogs and their owners or handlers during the rehearsal and performance process, call 236-2274. The Ocala Civic Theatre is at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Ocala Civic Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving more than 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season. Marion County Solid Wastes monthly furniture collection events are held at varying recycling centers throughout the county to provide more convenient locations for citizens to bring their old furniture. Solid Waste then transports the furniture to the landfill. June furniture collection event in this area will be June 23, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blitchton Recycling Center, 13247 N. Highway 27. Solid Wastes electronic recycling events give residents a chance to recycle household electronics such as televisions, radios, computer monitors and stereos free of charge. The next electronics recycling opportunity is as follows: July 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wrigley Fields park, 405 E. Highway 316, Citra. For a full list of accepted items and more information, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/solidwaste.htm or call 352-671-8465. PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield Village has an oceanWho says theres no ocean in Marion County? This sailor proudly flies the red, white and blue on Memorial Day at this beach in Fairfield Village. And you know its on the ocean, because the sign says so. Fairfield Village column on Page 11, more photos on Page 12. Ocala Civic Theatre going to the dogs 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. 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 mugshot 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 reFurniture, electronic collection dates announced by county officials MDA gets ready for fundraising lockup on June 7 Please see LOCKUP Page 3 Blueberry Festival attracts arts and crafts The first of what organizers hope will be an annual Blueberry Festival took place Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, U.S. Highway 27 at the Interstate. At left, Julie Rosko displayed her crepe paper roses, of which she has 60 colors available. At left, Ashley Bullard of MK Creations is shown with Kylie Bullard, age 4. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK

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R.B. is one of those people whom everyone loves, and he is a really good sport when someone is doing a bit of a mini roast for him. As usual, his grin was a constant throughout all that Lil was revealing about R.B. It turns out that the Olivers are from Kentucky and the Wellers are from Indiana, so there was a little bit of a difference of opinion about which state taught the other state about basketball. Something that always makes me proud personally is the fact that so many American flags fly in our Fairfield Village. Memorial Day is for remembrance, and though we enjoy our gathering for fun, the feeling of gratitude for Please see FAIRFIELD Page 12

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Christs Church of Marion Wednesday, June 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 10: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12: Men's Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Joy Lutheran ChurchJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352-3048711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Countryside Presbyterian VBSThe Fruits of the Spirit will be moderated by Pastor Gary Marshall and a light supper will be served at our adult vacation bible school on July 9 to 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. All adults are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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I am not sure exactly why June is the month of choice for these couples; I just go along with the flow. Consequently, through the years, I have officiated at many weddings during the month of June. I must confess that weddings are not my favorite form of activity. I would much rather be doing something else, anything else, than officiating at the wedding ceremony of a young couple who are in love. When I first began this area of my pastoral work, I was very nervous. I was concerned that people were watching and judging me and therefore I needed to have everything perfect. The day of the wedding found me an absolute nervous wreck. If it was not for several Apple Fritters that morning, I am not sure how I would get through the day. I feel that my personal inconvenience at these nuptial ceremonies qualified me to indulge in eating several, if not many, Apple Fritters. Everybody needs something to help endure the inconveniences of life. Apple Fritter is my chosen remedy. I remember when I came to the shocking conclusion that nobody at the wedding ceremony was watching me. The wedding ceremony was concluded and the reception was over and I was in the restroom washing my hands when I happened to look into the mirror. There to my chagrin I discovered that the back of my collar was not covering my tie. Nobody even hinted that I had a wardrobe malfunction. It was then I realized that nobody was paying any attention to me. I could come to the wedding ceremony in a swimsuit and nobody would notice. Not that I have been tempted in this area, mind you. After all, the focus of the whole affair is the bride. Since this amazing discovery, weddings have not been quite so difficult for me. I do not worry about my appearance because nobody else is worrying about my appearance. I often counsel young grooms who seem quite nervous that nobody is even aware of their presence. Nobody comes to a wedding to see the groom. The only thing that really matters is the bride. After a wedding everybody always says, Wasnt the bride beautiful? Or, Didnt the bride look beautiful in her wedding dress? I have yet to hear somebody say, Wasnt that groom handsome? Or, I loved the grooms tuxedo. It just never happens. This is the reason why every groom wears a rented tuxedo. Nobody is admiring him or his attire. The wedding dress is something altogether difI cry at weddings, too James Snyder ferent. Very few brides rent a wedding dress. Even though they are only going to wear it, supposedly, once in their lifetime, they all want to buy that special wedding dress. One reason I am not so very fond of weddings is the premarital counseling involved. Of all the counseling I have given through the years, I am wondering if anybody ever paid attention to what I said. I think I could do the whole counseling session in pig Latin and the couple would sit there smiling at me as though they understood every word I was saying. With that in mind, I have tried through the years to make the counseling sessions as long and painful as possible. If they can survive a series of premarital counseling sessions from me, then they deserve a lifetime of holy matrimonial bliss. One strange phenomenon I have seen in weddings throughout the years is the number of people who cry at weddings. For some it may be overwhelmed with happiness. Others may be overwhelmed with memories of their own wedding. But the father of the bride is the one I watch. It is very hard for some of these fathers to keep back the tears, not because they are losing a daughter, or because they are gaining a son-in-law, but because they are losing a whole lot of money on this wedding. Then it got me thinking. Most weddings cost a small fortune. Of course small is a relative term. A young bride coached by her mother will find ways to burn through the fathers bank account. No price is too much to pay for this daughter of ours, the mother explains. Shes worth everything it costs. And the father weeps some more. Especially if there is a younger daughter in the wings. Looking into the situation the more I discovered just how much people pay for their weddings. When anybody asks me about performing the wedding ceremony and how much I charge, I always say that I do not charge anything. What I am really saying is that I would prefer cash. I always leave that to the discretion of the groom. Usually, the groom is so discreet in paying me that I actually never see any money. When I discover how much the wedding has cost and how much I was not given as an honorarium for my services, I too, weep at weddings. Occasionally, I meet a young couple who understand the importance of a Christian marriage. Although it is viewed as oldfashioned, I like to reflect what the Bible says. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24 KJV). This kind of a wedding calls for tears of joy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Religion pairs 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 is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and public health education. The Lock-Up is one of the many events in MDAs yearlong fundraising campaign. LOCKUPcontinued from Page 1 Taking a backstage tour at the Ocala Civic Theatre The Ocala Civic Theatre provided tours of its facility, including backstage areas, orchestra, prop rooms and the area where sets are built. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKProduction manager Tim Tygert shows a drawing of the placement of lights for Fiddler on the Roof at the Ocala Civic Theatre. One of the prop men holds up a tommy gun from the production of Chicago. Betsy, one of the tour guides, shows the back room which not only houses larger props, such as this bed, but is also where the orchestra plays. The director has a TV screen so he can see what is happening on stage. The musicians have microphones so the audience hears the music as part of the production. Some of those taking the tour on Saturday, June 3, look out to the audience area from the stage, while standing in front of an easily moved room.

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Thursday, June 7 Florida corruption is subject of programThe League of Women and Men Voters Marion County in cooperation with Integrity Florida offer the following program to the community: Florida Earns a C-Grade for Corruption: The Story Behind the Score. The program will be Thursday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at Live Oak Hall in On Top of the World, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Admission is free. Presenter will be Dan Krassner, executive director of Integrity Florida, a non-partisan research institute whose mission is to promote integrity in government and expose public corruption. Saturday, June 9 Book sale scheduled A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will take place Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200 in Ocala. There will be used books, CDs, videos and crafts. Buy five books get one free. Also, donate your aluminum beverage cans. For more information, call 352-291-1962.All Electric Fun Fly-In FestivalThe Tri-County R/C Club will host their annual All Electric Fun Fly-In Festival at the Rainbow R/C Air Park, Bridges Road in Dunnellon, on Saturday, June 9, starting at 8 a.m. This is an annual event for electric powered remote controlled airplanes of all sizes large and small including war birds, scale aircraft, ducted fan jets, bi-planes and many more. The flying field consists of a new smooth hard material surface runway measuring 300 feet in length and 30 feet in width. This is in addition to the 700plus-foot grass runway. The Rainbow Caf will be open serving soft drinks, hotdogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings. This is a great family event and one everyone can enjoy. For additional information and directions please see http://www.tricountyrcclub.homestead.com/ or contact Matt Wayne at 352-527-8836.Tuesday, June 12 Support group at Hospice All caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on June 12, from 3-4 p.m. in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. Call 352-854-5200 for additional information. Thursday, June 14 NARFE to meet The National Association of Retired Federal Employees and spouses Chapter 2279 will meet at the Olive Garden restaurant in Ocala on Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. Palm Cay GOP to meetOn June 14, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club. The speakers for June are Stan McClain, candidate for County Commissioner in District 3, Carol Ely, candidate for Marion County School Board District 2, George Tomyn, candidate for Superintendent of Schools, and Pam Archer, candidate for Marion County Committee Woman. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-4389662 Friday, June 15 Elder Abuse Symposium scheduled A former star of the television show Father Knows Best will be featured in the Ocala Elder Abuse Symposium, to be conducted Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center, College of Central Florida. The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to wear something purple. The event will feature Lauren Chapin, who played the youngest child on the famed television show of the 1950s. To reserve a spot call 1-888-902-3011, ext. 7920.Saturday, June 16 Are you interested in publishing? Interested in publishing? On Saturday, June 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of Freedom Public Library present guest speaker Rik Feeney, book coach, consultant and author of more than 48 books, reports and CDs. Mark your calendars and join us for his presentation Publishing in 2012 and Beyond in the librarys meeting room. Feeney is a dynamic speaker possessing a wealth of knowledge in the field of publishing. Seating is limited; admittance will be on a first come, first served basis. Thursday, June 21 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its June meeting on Thursday the 21st at 7 p.m. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, June 23 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. T hanks to everyone in QM who put out flags for Memorial Day. Our streets looked very patriotic. In spite of the rain, we still showed our love of the USA and remembrance of those who have fought for our freedoms. Today, June 6, is the day known as D-Day. On this day in 1944 a great event of World War II took place. It was the Normandy landings by the Allies. This important event of World War II was also referred to as Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord. This assault was conducted in two phases: an air assault that took place just after midnight, and the amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armored divisions on the French coast at 6:30 a.m. This was the largest amphibious invasion of all time. Just fewer than 200,000 Allied personnel were involved. The landings took place along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. The coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The weather played a very important role in this operation. The conditions had to be just right in order for it to be successful. A full moon and a spring tide were required for this maneuver. Just two days prior to the landing, the weather was not cooperating and it seemed that the planned assault would be cancelled. Then, at a meeting on June 5 with General Eisenhower and the chief meteorologist, it was decided that there would be a brief time of good conditions just after midnight. General Eisenhower then ordered that the invasion take place as planned. This was a turning point in the outcome of World War II. The beaches at Normandy are still known and marked on maps by their invasion code names. Streets near the beaches are named after the units that fought there. Did you know that last Friday (the 1st) was National Donut Day? This is a day when all of us should eat donuts and not feel guilty. Maybe, if you missed celebrating on Friday, we could have a delayed celebration. Its too bad we dont have a Krispy Kreme location here in Ocala. In Atlanta, you always look for the flashing light on the Krispy Kreme sign on Ponce de Leon Drive. This was the notice that the donuts were hot just out of the cooker. After a trip to the Fox Theater it was a requirement that you go to Krispy Kreme for fresh donuts and coffee. Here in Ocala, we do have Dunkin Donuts and Tas-T-O Donuts, both of these are excellent providers of this treat. About the origin of this day, there are several renditions. One that seems the most logical is that it is a day to honor the women who served donuts (or doughnuts) to soldiers during World War I. Donut Day was sponsored by the Salvation Army of Chicago in 1938. The donut was used as a means of bringing some cheer to the soldiers. The chief global marketing officer for Dunkin Donuts says that donuts bring more smiles to faces than any other treat (I wonder if they mean the chocolate covered glazed). By the way, Dunkin Donuts sell 5.3 million donuts and donut holes every day! One controversy is over the spelling is it doughnuts, or donuts? Either way you spell the delicious treat, it is something that all of us enjoy eating. We are so thankful for the rain we received from Beryl. It was great to stay inside and just look out at the wonderful rain. Our rain gauge was overflowing at five inches. Volunteers needed: Kathy Voss needs a few more volunteers to deliver the QM Reporter once a month. If you can help, please give Kathy a call. Ladies, dont forget to make your reservations for the monthly ladies luncheon. We are going to Mimis Friday, the 8th. Call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin for reservations. All ladies of QM are invited. Also, the Red Hat luncheon at Queen Pats is on Thursday the 14th. Reservations are required. Please call Pat or Carolyn to make your reservation. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, June 6, 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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But trying to force the issue right now could backfire. Wait for movement to resume on the 11th. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Keep your thoughts focused on the positive as you deal with an unexpected turn of events in a personal or professional relationship. This could be the start of a welcome change. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Health matters take on added importance at this time. Deal with them before they interfere with your summer plans. A relationship that cooled off could soon warm up again. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) While a few details involving upcoming decisions still need your attention, you fun-loving Felines can begin to spend more time enjoying your lively social life again. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) That long-sought-after career change could require you to move to another city. Weigh your decision carefully before either accepting or rejecting the offer out of hand. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A workplace situation can be awkward for Librans who prefer to keep their problems private. But you might have to tell-all if you hope to see it resolved in your favor. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Although your financial situation starts to improve this week, you still need to be cautious about money matters. Avoid major obligations, for now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your overall aspects continue to brighten, allowing you to tackle longdeferred challenges. A change in travel plans could work to your benefit. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Things seem to be slowing down for the usually restless Sea Goat. But wouldnt a bit of respite be just what you need right now? Activity picks up by June 17. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Personal relationships take a positive turn for both married and single Aquarians. Professional commitments, however, could be complicated by newly emerging events. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A decision you thought was final might be reopened as new facts are discovered. This could lead to a shortterm problem, but might ultimately prove beneficial. BORN THIS WEEK: Your keen interest in pursuing global events could lead you into a career as a politician or reporter. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Sunday, June 24 Watch, clock collectors to meetChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, except December, at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.E. 110th St., Ocala, off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture. Doors open at 8 a.m. The organizations mission is to advance the knowledge of horology (the study of time keeping). The local chapters membership is made up of collectors and craftsman of clocks and watches. The chapter covers Marion, Alachua, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Sumter and Hernando counties. The meetings consist of a general membership meeting, mart, and presentation. The presentation topics are on repair and maintenance of clocks and watches and related subjects. The public is welcome. We encourage people who are avid collectors or those who have an interest in clocks and watch to attend. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, contact Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.Tuesday, June 26 Breast Cancer support group The Breast Cancer Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS) 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 June 26 meeting will be off site in Stone Creek community in their Grille Room at 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop for a 1 p.m. luncheon. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904 to sign up if you have not already done so. Friday, June 29 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, June 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children 18 and under are free. Menu is all you can eat and includes spaghetti, meat balls, bread and a 25-item salad bar. Beverage is included. Saturday, June 30 Ocala West to mark anniversaryOcala West UM Church will be celebrating its 25th anniversary June 30 and July 1. All former pastors and their families along with all charter members will gather in celebration of Gods blessing on one of the newest and fastest growing churches in the 200 corridor. The theme of the celebration will be Led by the spirit to do great things! Saturday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a boxed chicken dinner served in Stanfield Hall followed by a worship service with Past Pastor Archie Buie delivering the message of the evening. Sunday, July1, Past Pastor Don Hanna will bring the message at all three of the services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. All charter members will be introduced at the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is invited to attend. Memorial Day in Ocala PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Belleview ROTC led the presentation of the colors at the beginning of the ceremony at Veterans Park on Monday, May 28. The Kingdom of the Sun Band played appropriate music. Part of the crowd that turned out on under threatening skies. Diana Bennett, a recent Air Force Academy graduate who attended Forest High School, spoke to the crowd. David Reeves was the emcee.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 6, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, June 6, 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 T his is a yearly column, updated with latest information. This is a big month for many young people in Marion County, as they leave high school and move on to the next phase of their lives. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled or have already been held for local high schools, a landmark day for a few hundred young adults who are ready to venture out into the world. This graduating class has been through a little more than many of us. These young people were second-graders on Sept. 11, 2001, when two planes smashed into the World Trade Center in New York, one hit the Pentagon and another crashed in Pennsylvania, changing the face of America forever. They are venturing into an uncertain world, one filled with fear of terrorism, one filled with eroding freedoms in the name of security. Those of us who have lived through many years of strife and conflict and many years of prosperity and peace, can give some words of advice to the young graduates. Whether they pay attention is up to them, and whether they agree is also up to them. But at least its a point of view that they can use to steer them in whatever direction they want to go. With just a few changes from the previous years columns, here we go: 1. If you have a chance to continue your education, by all means do so. In this era, it is almost impossible to advance yourself in the job market without some sort of post-secondary education. It can be college, junior college, trade school or specialized classes, but make sure you learn Heres a message to our high school graduating Class of 2012 D-Day invasion was 68 years ago June 6 O nce again, we mark the anniversary of a very special day in the annals of American History. On this date, June 6, 68 years ago, Allied troops began the assault on the beaches of Normandy, the invasion that would eventually lead to the end of World War II in Europe. Thousands were killed storming those beaches, but thousands of others made it through and marched into the French countryside, eventually taking charge of what had been German strongholds. Each year there are fewer and fewer D-Day survivors who are around to remember the brutal days that started by setting sail from England. The Americans who fought in World War II and took part in the great crusade against the Germans and Japanese have been called the Greatest Generation. History views these fighters favorably, rightly giving them credit for saving the freedom of Europe, if not the world. Those of us who are enjoying the benefits of that freedom should never forget the role these brave souls played in keeping the world free. Maybe some out there lost relatives in that invasion, and know personally the sacrifices that were made. So take a moment today to remember the heroes. And lets always keep alive the memory of June 6, 1944. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column 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. 711184 000BNTN 1317 SE 25th Loop Suite 102 Oakhurst Professional Park Ocala, FL (352) 236-6060 Patricia A. Jones, M.D. P.A. Board Certified Family Medicine Now Accepting New Patients Most insurances accepted Including Preferred Care Partners (PCP) Lab on-site Privileges at MRMC, ORMC & West Marion Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available United Health Care Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Dr. James A. Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. museumeyecare@live.com Need a NEW Optometrist? Transfer Prescriptions and or Records Call 352-622-3937 000BLCI MUSEUM EYECARE Jim Clark Editor as much as you can. Youve made it through one important period youve got your high school diploma. Now look to see what else you can do to learn. Your brains are still relatively young you have a better capacity to learn than many of us old dogs, who find it hard to learn new tricks. 2. If you go to college, learn the difference between opinion and fact from your professors. The good ones will make it clear for you but there are some who will ram their thoughts down your throat, without making it clear that its what they think, not what the world accepts as truth. 3. If you havent already, develop a good work ethic. When it comes to studying and school assignments, the days of someone looking over your shoulder to make sure you are doing what you are supposed to are over. Youre on your own. Your education, or your job, are what you make it. Take a look at employment ads in almost every major field. Theyll say things like self-starter or must work well without supervision. Managers in the business world dont want to have to watch every step that you do. Learn to work by yourself with maximum effort. Remember, the world doesnt owe you a living you have to go out and make your own mark. 4. Choose your friends wisely. Hang around with people who have good goals, who want to make a decent mark in this world. There was a great commercial on TV (I cant remember what product it was for) where one guy in a group of wild young people gets a suit-and-tie job, so the others always want him to buy dinner, because they arent doing a thing. You will undoubtedly encounter some of these students steer clear and be your own person. Some years later, these will be the students who will come to you begging for a job. 5. Stay active. There will come a time in your life when you cant exercise like you used to but that day isnt here yet for most of you. Im afraid that we are producing a generation of computer-chair potatoes (as opposed to couch potatoes), those who do nothing but sit in front of a computer screen for all their free time. Get out and do something. You can walk, you can run, you can play a sport, you can swim just do something. Its good for your mind and your body. 6. Along that same line, learn how to talk to people, face to face. There is entirely too much Facebook, Tweeting, and other social networking going on, but sometimes young people have to talk to someone in person and they dont know what to say, or how to behave. Get off the phone and the computer and speak to people. Someday when youre interviewing for a job, it wont be on Facebook. But someday during that same job interview, your potential boss is going to ask permission to look at your Facebook postings, and all that cute little stuff and foul language that some of you might use will come back to haunt you. 7. Volunteer in the community. There are all sorts of things that need doing. Some involve some physical work, others involve using your brains to help people. Give something back to the community show that you care. You never know someday you may be one of the people who needs help, and maybe there will be folks around who will recall what you did for others, and youll get some help in return. And dont do it for the glory and the recognition. The best volunteers are those who work behind the scenes, who get nothing out of it but personal satisfaction. 8. Finally, keep the faith, and not just religious faith. If you are a religious person, you will be tested. Most of those who are religious find great solace in that faith, so dont let yourself get tempted away from it. But there is another kind of faith, faith in your fellow human beings, faith in the country. Be aware of the times you live in, for sure, but realize there are so many places in the world that are worse off than we are. While we live in the fear that there could be another attack on us somewhere in the U.S., there are people who live with the very real fear of being blown up every day. While we have medical care available to us when we get sick, there are people who succumb to the least little illness because their bodies cant fight diseases, or they have no access to things as simple as an aspirin. As you depart from high school, thank your teachers, your counselors, your school employees. They surely dont get rich doing what they do, but almost all of them love their profession. Someday you will realize how good the days of high school were. But for now, youve reached your goal of getting your diploma, which is a job well done. Congratulations! Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Traffic nightmares T he reports have been pouring in lately of serious, if not fatal, traffic accidents all around Marion County. While some accidents involve out-ofarea drivers on the Interstate, there are far too many on our local roads, with a couple more over the past weekend, not counting the serious wreck in which no one died when a truck plowed into pickups stopped for a light in Belleview. So please be careful as you venture out there. Whether youre entering busy two-lane 80th Avenue or crossing busy U.S. Highway 27, remember that those vehicles on the road are coming at you a lot faster than you realize. Dont take chances. We want you back with us next week. BY JIM FLYNN Special to the Messenger W hen we were an agrarian nation, the vision of comfortable retirement was a rocking chair on the front porch of a house without a mortgage. With industrialization came the illusory three-legged stool. For decades after World War II, financial advisers touted the mythical stool as the perfect plan on which to base a secure old age a defined-benefit pension, Social Security, and personal savings. To attract and keep employees, companies promoted their defined -benefit plans. They also touted their generous matching contributions to Social Security, which many companies used as an offset in pension payout calculations a doubleduty leg which giveth and taketh back. Before federal regulation of pension plans, small companies which wanted to provide an affordable retirement benefit to employees would often start with a money-purchase plan. The company would deposit a modest percentage of annual wages (say 5 percent) into an individual account for each employee. Some money-purchase plans allowed employee contributions; most did not. Some also had a profitsharing feature, a performance incentive which might add two or three percent to employee accounts. Employees liked the idea of having real money accounts in their own names. Unlike defined-benefit plans which were available Retirement without a leg to sit on to public employees and unionized workers, participants in money purchase plans had no idea how much their accounts would be worth at retirement or how to invest the funds to last for the rest of their lives. Many years ago we witnessed the down side of a money purchase plan. The first employee to retire had the bad fortune to exit at a time when the stock market was in steep decline. His fund was barely what the company had contributed during his years of employment. All the investment earnings had disappeared. Around the time Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in 1974, companies began considering how they could discontinue the long-term financial obligations of defined-benefit plans. Since 1990 two-thirds of definedbenefit plans have disappeared. In their place are individual retirement accounts 401Ks, 403Bs, and IRAs all of which are similar to money-purchase plans. Employees and employers contribute significant sums to 401Ks and 403Bs, but the risk of loss is on the employees. Outside of government and unionized employment, defined benefit plans have all but disappeared. Personal savings, including home ownership, have taken a beating. And Social Securitys longterm performance is uncertain. Is it possible to build another three-legged stool? There are books and speakers who say yes, but the time to start is in your 20s. All three legs have to be built from your own savings, divided into three parts, assuming you can find a job and pay off your student loans before your turn 50. For those of us not in our 20s, hang on to the house until its value rises to what it was in 2007. Avoid paying taxes by all legal means. Buy an annuity. Find a job and keep working until youre 90. If youre fired, sue your employer for age discrimination. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com BY JASON ALDERMAN Special to the Messenger As parents, we hope we're doing a good job raising our children teaching them right from wrong, instilling the desire to learn and demonstrating how to manage money responsibly. But what if they see us preaching one behavior while practicing another? What's to stop them from following in our sometimes misguided footsteps? As Father's Day approaches, let me share a few things dads can do to teach their kids sound financial habits that will last them a lifetime and point out a few bad behaviors you may not even be aware of. Ask yourself: Do you avoid conversations about money with your kids because that's how you were raised? Or because you don't feel qualified to give advice? Do you pay your bills on time to prevent late fees and possible dings to your credit score? Do you balance your checkbook regularly to avoid overdrafts and bounced checks? Have you set up an emergency fund and are you disciplined enough not to tap it for everyday expenses? Are you sometimes caught offguard by bills you should anticipate? If your family is experiencing financial difficulties (layoff, foreclosure, massive bills), are you having age-appropriate, non-traumatic discussions about the need for everyone to make sacrifices? Do you complain about your job within their earshot or say you'd rather stay home with them but need to earn money? You could be setting them up to resent both work and money. If college is on the horizon, have you had frank discussions about how it will be financed? Have you started a college savings fund, explored student loan programs or discussed contributions they'll be expected to make? When your kids constantly break or lose expensive items or run through their allowance early, do you repeatedly bail them out with no consequences? OK, that's a lot of potentially negative outcomes. Let's concentrate on a few positive actions you can take that will encourage responsible financial behavior in your kids: Use allowances to teach your kids how to handle money wisely, not as a tool to reinforce good behavior. Track their discretionary (toys, candy) and non-discretionary (school supplies, clothes) expenses. Depending on their ages and maturity, decide which expenses they should be responsible for managing, and dedicate a reasonable amount for each category in their allowances. A few other suggestions: Use allowances to teach important life lessons. For example, build in dedicated percentages they must set aside for savings, charity and investments then involve them in choosing how the money is spent. When you use an ATM explain that it's not free money, but rather has been earned and saved by you. To encourage saving during these times of low interest rates, offer to match their savings at 50 percent. Teach by example. If money is tight and you have to deny your kids nonnecessary items, give up something of your own that they know you'll miss. Open a 529 Qualified State Tuition Plan or a Coverdell Education Savings Account to start saving for your children's education and let them know about it well before you start discussing college choices. Father's Day is when children traditionally express love for their dads. Show how much you care in return by starting them out with a healthy, realistic attitude toward personal finances. Ja son Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. This Fathers Day, teach your children about finances Munroe Regional Medical Center announced today that it has been named a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. This is the ninth consecutive year Munroe has earned the Patient Safety Excellence Award recognition from HealthGrades, making the medical center one of only 10 hospitals in the country to accomplish this distinction. Munroe is also the only hospital across Marion, Lake, Sumter, Citrus and Alachua County to receive the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for 9 consecutive years (2004-2012). The Patient Safety Excellence Award indicates that Munroes patient safety ratings are in the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals. In a new study released today by HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, Munroe is one of only 263 hospitals in the country to receive this designation. Not only is Munroe top in the country for Patient Safety but earlier this year they received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award and were named one of Americas 50 Best Hospitals. The study finds that Medicare patients at Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals were almost 48 percent less likely to experience one of 13 preventable safety events compared to hospitals in the bottom 5 percent in the nation. If all hospitals performed at Munroes level of distinction, approximately 254,000 patient safety events and 56,367 deaths among Medicare patients could have been avoided. To identify the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients, HealthGrades analyzed approximately 40 million hospitalization records from 5,000 hospitals nationwide that participate in the Medicare program. Participation in the HealthGrades study is not voluntary, and hospitals cannot choose to opt out of the analysis. Munroe Regional Medical Center has been, and will be, committed to providing our community with high quality, safe patient care, said Steve Purves, President and CEO at Munroe Regional. Being one of only 10 hospitals in the United States to earn the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award nine consecutive years is a testament to our employees, physicians, volunteers and board members and their dedication to our patients and the community we serve. From improving communication to implementing protocols to make surgery safer, hospitals across the country are working harder to reduce preventable patient safety events. The results of these efforts are clear among this years HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals. Patients of hospitals performing in the top 5 percent of the nations hospitals were almost 48 percent less likely to experience a patient safety event compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5 percent, said Kristin Reed, MPH, vice president of hospital quality programs at HealthGrades and author of the study. Hospitals like Munroe Regional Medical Center are not only setting the bar for high standards of patient safety but also serving as an example for other hospitals. HeathGrades uses Medicare inpatient data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database and Patient Safety Indicator software from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to calculate event rates for 13 indicators of patient safety for all of the nations hospitals. All analysis was based on data from 2008 to 2010. These indicators identify the bestperforming hospitals, which represent the top 5 percent of all U.S. hospitals and are this years HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients. HealthGrades developed this award to give patients more information about choosing a hospital. Munroe honored for patient safety

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 6, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, June 6, 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 T his is a yearly column, updated with latest information. This is a big month for many young people in Marion County, as they leave high school and move on to the next phase of their lives. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled or have already been held for local high schools, a landmark day for a few hundred young adults who are ready to venture out into the world. This graduating class has been through a little more than many of us. These young people were second-graders on Sept. 11, 2001, when two planes smashed into the World Trade Center in New York, one hit the Pentagon and another crashed in Pennsylvania, changing the face of America forever. They are venturing into an uncertain world, one filled with fear of terrorism, one filled with eroding freedoms in the name of security. Those of us who have lived through many years of strife and conflict and many years of prosperity and peace, can give some words of advice to the young graduates. Whether they pay attention is up to them, and whether they agree is also up to them. But at least its a point of view that they can use to steer them in whatever direction they want to go. With just a few changes from the previous years columns, here we go: 1. If you have a chance to continue your education, by all means do so. In this era, it is almost impossible to advance yourself in the job market without some sort of post-secondary education. It can be college, junior college, trade school or specialized classes, but make sure you learn Heres a message to our high school graduating Class of 2012 D-Day invasion was 68 years ago June 6 O nce again, we mark the anniversary of a very special day in the annals of American History. On this date, June 6, 68 years ago, Allied troops began the assault on the beaches of Normandy, the invasion that would eventually lead to the end of World War II in Europe. Thousands were killed storming those beaches, but thousands of others made it through and marched into the French countryside, eventually taking charge of what had been German strongholds. Each year there are fewer and fewer D-Day survivors who are around to remember the brutal days that started by setting sail from England. The Americans who fought in World War II and took part in the great crusade against the Germans and Japanese have been called the Greatest Generation. History views these fighters favorably, rightly giving them credit for saving the freedom of Europe, if not the world. Those of us who are enjoying the benefits of that freedom should never forget the role these brave souls played in keeping the world free. Maybe some out there lost relatives in that invasion, and know personally the sacrifices that were made. So take a moment today to remember the heroes. And lets always keep alive the memory of June 6, 1944. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest Column 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. 711184 000BNTN 1317 SE 25th Loop Suite 102 Oakhurst Professional Park Ocala, FL (352) 236-6060 Patricia A. Jones, M.D. P.A. 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Your brains are still relatively young you have a better capacity to learn than many of us old dogs, who find it hard to learn new tricks. 2. If you go to college, learn the difference between opinion and fact from your professors. The good ones will make it clear for you but there are some who will ram their thoughts down your throat, without making it clear that its what they think, not what the world accepts as truth. 3. If you havent already, develop a good work ethic. When it comes to studying and school assignments, the days of someone looking over your shoulder to make sure you are doing what you are supposed to are over. Youre on your own. Your education, or your job, are what you make it. Take a look at employment ads in almost every major field. Theyll say things like self-starter or must work well without supervision. Managers in the business world dont want to have to watch every step that you do. Learn to work by yourself with maximum effort. Remember, the world doesnt owe you a living you have to go out and make your own mark. 4. Choose your friends wisely. Hang around with people who have good goals, who want to make a decent mark in this world. There was a great commercial on TV (I cant remember what product it was for) where one guy in a group of wild young people gets a suit-and-tie job, so the others always want him to buy dinner, because they arent doing a thing. You will undoubtedly encounter some of these students steer clear and be your own person. Some years later, these will be the students who will come to you begging for a job. 5. Stay active. There will come a time in your life when you cant exercise like you used to but that day isnt here yet for most of you. Im afraid that we are producing a generation of computer-chair potatoes (as opposed to couch potatoes), those who do nothing but sit in front of a computer screen for all their free time. Get out and do something. You can walk, you can run, you can play a sport, you can swim just do something. Its good for your mind and your body. 6. Along that same line, learn how to talk to people, face to face. There is entirely too much Facebook, Tweeting, and other social networking going on, but sometimes young people have to talk to someone in person and they dont know what to say, or how to behave. Get off the phone and the computer and speak to people. Someday when youre interviewing for a job, it wont be on Facebook. But someday during that same job interview, your potential boss is going to ask permission to look at your Facebook postings, and all that cute little stuff and foul language that some of you might use will come back to haunt you. 7. Volunteer in the community. There are all sorts of things that need doing. Some involve some physical work, others involve using your brains to help people. Give something back to the community show that you care. You never know someday you may be one of the people who needs help, and maybe there will be folks around who will recall what you did for others, and youll get some help in return. And dont do it for the glory and the recognition. The best volunteers are those who work behind the scenes, who get nothing out of it but personal satisfaction. 8. Finally, keep the faith, and not just religious faith. If you are a religious person, you will be tested. Most of those who are religious find great solace in that faith, so dont let yourself get tempted away from it. But there is another kind of faith, faith in your fellow human beings, faith in the country. Be aware of the times you live in, for sure, but realize there are so many places in the world that are worse off than we are. While we live in the fear that there could be another attack on us somewhere in the U.S., there are people who live with the very real fear of being blown up every day. While we have medical care available to us when we get sick, there are people who succumb to the least little illness because their bodies cant fight diseases, or they have no access to things as simple as an aspirin. As you depart from high school, thank your teachers, your counselors, your school employees. They surely dont get rich doing what they do, but almost all of them love their profession. Someday you will realize how good the days of high school were. But for now, youve reached your goal of getting your diploma, which is a job well done. Congratulations! Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. He can be reached at editor@westmarionmessenger.com or at 352-854-3986. Traffic nightmares T he reports have been pouring in lately of serious, if not fatal, traffic accidents all around Marion County. While some accidents involve out-ofarea drivers on the Interstate, there are far too many on our local roads, with a couple more over the past weekend, not counting the serious wreck in which no one died when a truck plowed into pickups stopped for a light in Belleview. So please be careful as you venture out there. Whether youre entering busy two-lane 80th Avenue or crossing busy U.S. Highway 27, remember that those vehicles on the road are coming at you a lot faster than you realize. Dont take chances. We want you back with us next week. BY JIM FLYNN Special to the Messenger W hen we were an agrarian nation, the vision of comfortable retirement was a rocking chair on the front porch of a house without a mortgage. With industrialization came the illusory three-legged stool. For decades after World War II, financial advisers touted the mythical stool as the perfect plan on which to base a secure old age a defined-benefit pension, Social Security, and personal savings. To attract and keep employees, companies promoted their defined -benefit plans. They also touted their generous matching contributions to Social Security, which many companies used as an offset in pension payout calculations a doubleduty leg which giveth and taketh back. Before federal regulation of pension plans, small companies which wanted to provide an affordable retirement benefit to employees would often start with a money-purchase plan. The company would deposit a modest percentage of annual wages (say 5 percent) into an individual account for each employee. Some money-purchase plans allowed employee contributions; most did not. Some also had a profitsharing feature, a performance incentive which might add two or three percent to employee accounts. Employees liked the idea of having real money accounts in their own names. Unlike defined-benefit plans which were available Retirement without a leg to sit on to public employees and unionized workers, participants in money purchase plans had no idea how much their accounts would be worth at retirement or how to invest the funds to last for the rest of their lives. Many years ago we witnessed the down side of a money purchase plan. The first employee to retire had the bad fortune to exit at a time when the stock market was in steep decline. His fund was barely what the company had contributed during his years of employment. All the investment earnings had disappeared. Around the time Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) in 1974, companies began considering how they could discontinue the long-term financial obligations of defined-benefit plans. Since 1990 two-thirds of definedbenefit plans have disappeared. In their place are individual retirement accounts 401Ks, 403Bs, and IRAs all of which are similar to money-purchase plans. Employees and employers contribute significant sums to 401Ks and 403Bs, but the risk of loss is on the employees. Outside of government and unionized employment, defined benefit plans have all but disappeared. Personal savings, including home ownership, have taken a beating. And Social Securitys longterm performance is uncertain. Is it possible to build another three-legged stool? There are books and speakers who say yes, but the time to start is in your 20s. All three legs have to be built from your own savings, divided into three parts, assuming you can find a job and pay off your student loans before your turn 50. For those of us not in our 20s, hang on to the house until its value rises to what it was in 2007. Avoid paying taxes by all legal means. Buy an annuity. Find a job and keep working until youre 90. If youre fired, sue your employer for age discrimination. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com BY JASON ALDERMAN Special to the Messenger As parents, we hope we're doing a good job raising our children teaching them right from wrong, instilling the desire to learn and demonstrating how to manage money responsibly. But what if they see us preaching one behavior while practicing another? What's to stop them from following in our sometimes misguided footsteps? As Father's Day approaches, let me share a few things dads can do to teach their kids sound financial habits that will last them a lifetime and point out a few bad behaviors you may not even be aware of. Ask yourself: Do you avoid conversations about money with your kids because that's how you were raised? Or because you don't feel qualified to give advice? Do you pay your bills on time to prevent late fees and possible dings to your credit score? Do you balance your checkbook regularly to avoid overdrafts and bounced checks? Have you set up an emergency fund and are you disciplined enough not to tap it for everyday expenses? Are you sometimes caught offguard by bills you should anticipate? If your family is experiencing financial difficulties (layoff, foreclosure, massive bills), are you having age-appropriate, non-traumatic discussions about the need for everyone to make sacrifices? Do you complain about your job within their earshot or say you'd rather stay home with them but need to earn money? You could be setting them up to resent both work and money. If college is on the horizon, have you had frank discussions about how it will be financed? Have you started a college savings fund, explored student loan programs or discussed contributions they'll be expected to make? When your kids constantly break or lose expensive items or run through their allowance early, do you repeatedly bail them out with no consequences? OK, that's a lot of potentially negative outcomes. Let's concentrate on a few positive actions you can take that will encourage responsible financial behavior in your kids: Use allowances to teach your kids how to handle money wisely, not as a tool to reinforce good behavior. Track their discretionary (toys, candy) and non-discretionary (school supplies, clothes) expenses. Depending on their ages and maturity, decide which expenses they should be responsible for managing, and dedicate a reasonable amount for each category in their allowances. A few other suggestions: Use allowances to teach important life lessons. For example, build in dedicated percentages they must set aside for savings, charity and investments then involve them in choosing how the money is spent. When you use an ATM explain that it's not free money, but rather has been earned and saved by you. To encourage saving during these times of low interest rates, offer to match their savings at 50 percent. Teach by example. If money is tight and you have to deny your kids nonnecessary items, give up something of your own that they know you'll miss. Open a 529 Qualified State Tuition Plan or a Coverdell Education Savings Account to start saving for your children's education and let them know about it well before you start discussing college choices. Father's Day is when children traditionally express love for their dads. Show how much you care in return by starting them out with a healthy, realistic attitude toward personal finances. Ja son Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney. This Fathers Day, teach your children about finances Munroe Regional Medical Center announced today that it has been named a recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. This is the ninth consecutive year Munroe has earned the Patient Safety Excellence Award recognition from HealthGrades, making the medical center one of only 10 hospitals in the country to accomplish this distinction. Munroe is also the only hospital across Marion, Lake, Sumter, Citrus and Alachua County to receive the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award for 9 consecutive years (2004-2012). The Patient Safety Excellence Award indicates that Munroes patient safety ratings are in the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals. In a new study released today by HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital, Munroe is one of only 263 hospitals in the country to receive this designation. Not only is Munroe top in the country for Patient Safety but earlier this year they received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award and were named one of Americas 50 Best Hospitals. The study finds that Medicare patients at Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals were almost 48 percent less likely to experience one of 13 preventable safety events compared to hospitals in the bottom 5 percent in the nation. If all hospitals performed at Munroes level of distinction, approximately 254,000 patient safety events and 56,367 deaths among Medicare patients could have been avoided. To identify the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients, HealthGrades analyzed approximately 40 million hospitalization records from 5,000 hospitals nationwide that participate in the Medicare program. Participation in the HealthGrades study is not voluntary, and hospitals cannot choose to opt out of the analysis. Munroe Regional Medical Center has been, and will be, committed to providing our community with high quality, safe patient care, said Steve Purves, President and CEO at Munroe Regional. Being one of only 10 hospitals in the United States to earn the HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award nine consecutive years is a testament to our employees, physicians, volunteers and board members and their dedication to our patients and the community we serve. From improving communication to implementing protocols to make surgery safer, hospitals across the country are working harder to reduce preventable patient safety events. The results of these efforts are clear among this years HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award hospitals. Patients of hospitals performing in the top 5 percent of the nations hospitals were almost 48 percent less likely to experience a patient safety event compared to hospitals ranked in the bottom 5 percent, said Kristin Reed, MPH, vice president of hospital quality programs at HealthGrades and author of the study. Hospitals like Munroe Regional Medical Center are not only setting the bar for high standards of patient safety but also serving as an example for other hospitals. HeathGrades uses Medicare inpatient data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) database and Patient Safety Indicator software from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to calculate event rates for 13 indicators of patient safety for all of the nations hospitals. All analysis was based on data from 2008 to 2010. These indicators identify the bestperforming hospitals, which represent the top 5 percent of all U.S. hospitals and are this years HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award recipients. HealthGrades developed this award to give patients more information about choosing a hospital. Munroe honored for patient safety

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But trying to force the issue right now could backfire. Wait for movement to resume on the 11th. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Keep your thoughts focused on the positive as you deal with an unexpected turn of events in a personal or professional relationship. This could be the start of a welcome change. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Health matters take on added importance at this time. Deal with them before they interfere with your summer plans. A relationship that cooled off could soon warm up again. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) While a few details involving upcoming decisions still need your attention, you fun-loving Felines can begin to spend more time enjoying your lively social life again. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) That long-sought-after career change could require you to move to another city. Weigh your decision carefully before either accepting or rejecting the offer out of hand. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A workplace situation can be awkward for Librans who prefer to keep their problems private. But you might have to tell-all if you hope to see it resolved in your favor. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Although your financial situation starts to improve this week, you still need to be cautious about money matters. Avoid major obligations, for now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your overall aspects continue to brighten, allowing you to tackle longdeferred challenges. A change in travel plans could work to your benefit. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Things seem to be slowing down for the usually restless Sea Goat. But wouldnt a bit of respite be just what you need right now? Activity picks up by June 17. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Personal relationships take a positive turn for both married and single Aquarians. Professional commitments, however, could be complicated by newly emerging events. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A decision you thought was final might be reopened as new facts are discovered. This could lead to a shortterm problem, but might ultimately prove beneficial. BORN THIS WEEK: Your keen interest in pursuing global events could lead you into a career as a politician or reporter. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Leisure Sunday, June 24 Watch, clock collectors to meetChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors will meet on the fourth Sunday of each month, except December, at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.E. 110th St., Ocala, off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture. Doors open at 8 a.m. The organizations mission is to advance the knowledge of horology (the study of time keeping). The local chapters membership is made up of collectors and craftsman of clocks and watches. The chapter covers Marion, Alachua, Citrus, Lake, Levy, Sumter and Hernando counties. The meetings consist of a general membership meeting, mart, and presentation. The presentation topics are on repair and maintenance of clocks and watches and related subjects. The public is welcome. We encourage people who are avid collectors or those who have an interest in clocks and watch to attend. There is a $2 fee which covers refreshments and expenses. For information, contact Jim Beeman at 352-369-3924.Tuesday, June 26 Breast Cancer support group The Breast Cancer Sisterhood of Survivors (SOS) 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 June 26 meeting will be off site in Stone Creek community in their Grille Room at 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop for a 1 p.m. luncheon. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904 to sign up if you have not already done so. Friday, June 29 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Friday, June 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children 18 and under are free. Menu is all you can eat and includes spaghetti, meat balls, bread and a 25-item salad bar. Beverage is included. Saturday, June 30 Ocala West to mark anniversaryOcala West UM Church will be celebrating its 25th anniversary June 30 and July 1. All former pastors and their families along with all charter members will gather in celebration of Gods blessing on one of the newest and fastest growing churches in the 200 corridor. The theme of the celebration will be Led by the spirit to do great things! Saturday, June 30, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a boxed chicken dinner served in Stanfield Hall followed by a worship service with Past Pastor Archie Buie delivering the message of the evening. Sunday, July1, Past Pastor Don Hanna will bring the message at all three of the services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. All charter members will be introduced at the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is invited to attend. Memorial Day in Ocala PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKThe Belleview ROTC led the presentation of the colors at the beginning of the ceremony at Veterans Park on Monday, May 28. The Kingdom of the Sun Band played appropriate music. Part of the crowd that turned out on under threatening skies. Diana Bennett, a recent Air Force Academy graduate who attended Forest High School, spoke to the crowd. David Reeves was the emcee.

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Thursday, June 7 Florida corruption is subject of programThe League of Women and Men Voters Marion County in cooperation with Integrity Florida offer the following program to the community: Florida Earns a C-Grade for Corruption: The Story Behind the Score. The program will be Thursday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at Live Oak Hall in On Top of the World, 8415 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. Admission is free. Presenter will be Dan Krassner, executive director of Integrity Florida, a non-partisan research institute whose mission is to promote integrity in government and expose public corruption. Saturday, June 9 Book sale scheduled A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will take place Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200 in Ocala. There will be used books, CDs, videos and crafts. Buy five books get one free. Also, donate your aluminum beverage cans. For more information, call 352-291-1962.All Electric Fun Fly-In FestivalThe Tri-County R/C Club will host their annual All Electric Fun Fly-In Festival at the Rainbow R/C Air Park, Bridges Road in Dunnellon, on Saturday, June 9, starting at 8 a.m. This is an annual event for electric powered remote controlled airplanes of all sizes large and small including war birds, scale aircraft, ducted fan jets, bi-planes and many more. The flying field consists of a new smooth hard material surface runway measuring 300 feet in length and 30 feet in width. This is in addition to the 700plus-foot grass runway. The Rainbow Caf will be open serving soft drinks, hotdogs and hamburgers with all the trimmings. This is a great family event and one everyone can enjoy. For additional information and directions please see http://www.tricountyrcclub.homestead.com/ or contact Matt Wayne at 352-527-8836.Tuesday, June 12 Support group at Hospice All caregivers are invited to a new Support Group at Hospice of Marion County on June 12, from 3-4 p.m. in the Education Center at 3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Ocala. Caregivers of loved ones with any disease or illness are welcome. The group will offer an opportunity to connect with others in the same situation and provide guidance as well as emotional and spiritual support. Call 352-854-5200 for additional information. Thursday, June 14 NARFE to meet The National Association of Retired Federal Employees and spouses Chapter 2279 will meet at the Olive Garden restaurant in Ocala on Thursday, June 14, at 1 p.m. for lunch and a short meeting. Palm Cay GOP to meetOn June 14, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club. The speakers for June are Stan McClain, candidate for County Commissioner in District 3, Carol Ely, candidate for Marion County School Board District 2, George Tomyn, candidate for Superintendent of Schools, and Pam Archer, candidate for Marion County Committee Woman. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-4389662 Friday, June 15 Elder Abuse Symposium scheduled A former star of the television show Father Knows Best will be featured in the Ocala Elder Abuse Symposium, to be conducted Friday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center, College of Central Florida. The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to wear something purple. The event will feature Lauren Chapin, who played the youngest child on the famed television show of the 1950s. To reserve a spot call 1-888-902-3011, ext. 7920.Saturday, June 16 Are you interested in publishing? Interested in publishing? On Saturday, June 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Friends of Freedom Public Library present guest speaker Rik Feeney, book coach, consultant and author of more than 48 books, reports and CDs. Mark your calendars and join us for his presentation Publishing in 2012 and Beyond in the librarys meeting room. Feeney is a dynamic speaker possessing a wealth of knowledge in the field of publishing. Seating is limited; admittance will be on a first come, first served basis. Thursday, June 21 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its June meeting on Thursday the 21st at 7 p.m. The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, June 23 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. T hanks to everyone in QM who put out flags for Memorial Day. Our streets looked very patriotic. In spite of the rain, we still showed our love of the USA and remembrance of those who have fought for our freedoms. Today, June 6, is the day known as D-Day. On this day in 1944 a great event of World War II took place. It was the Normandy landings by the Allies. This important event of World War II was also referred to as Operation Neptune and Operation Overlord. This assault was conducted in two phases: an air assault that took place just after midnight, and the amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armored divisions on the French coast at 6:30 a.m. This was the largest amphibious invasion of all time. Just fewer than 200,000 Allied personnel were involved. The landings took place along a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. The coast was divided into five sectors: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. The weather played a very important role in this operation. The conditions had to be just right in order for it to be successful. A full moon and a spring tide were required for this maneuver. Just two days prior to the landing, the weather was not cooperating and it seemed that the planned assault would be cancelled. Then, at a meeting on June 5 with General Eisenhower and the chief meteorologist, it was decided that there would be a brief time of good conditions just after midnight. General Eisenhower then ordered that the invasion take place as planned. This was a turning point in the outcome of World War II. The beaches at Normandy are still known and marked on maps by their invasion code names. Streets near the beaches are named after the units that fought there. Did you know that last Friday (the 1st) was National Donut Day? This is a day when all of us should eat donuts and not feel guilty. Maybe, if you missed celebrating on Friday, we could have a delayed celebration. Its too bad we dont have a Krispy Kreme location here in Ocala. In Atlanta, you always look for the flashing light on the Krispy Kreme sign on Ponce de Leon Drive. This was the notice that the donuts were hot just out of the cooker. After a trip to the Fox Theater it was a requirement that you go to Krispy Kreme for fresh donuts and coffee. Here in Ocala, we do have Dunkin Donuts and Tas-T-O Donuts, both of these are excellent providers of this treat. About the origin of this day, there are several renditions. One that seems the most logical is that it is a day to honor the women who served donuts (or doughnuts) to soldiers during World War I. Donut Day was sponsored by the Salvation Army of Chicago in 1938. The donut was used as a means of bringing some cheer to the soldiers. The chief global marketing officer for Dunkin Donuts says that donuts bring more smiles to faces than any other treat (I wonder if they mean the chocolate covered glazed). By the way, Dunkin Donuts sell 5.3 million donuts and donut holes every day! One controversy is over the spelling is it doughnuts, or donuts? Either way you spell the delicious treat, it is something that all of us enjoy eating. We are so thankful for the rain we received from Beryl. It was great to stay inside and just look out at the wonderful rain. Our rain gauge was overflowing at five inches. Volunteers needed: Kathy Voss needs a few more volunteers to deliver the QM Reporter once a month. If you can help, please give Kathy a call. Ladies, dont forget to make your reservations for the monthly ladies luncheon. We are going to Mimis Friday, the 8th. Call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin for reservations. All ladies of QM are invited. Also, the Red Hat luncheon at Queen Pats is on Thursday the 14th. Reservations are required. Please call Pat or Carolyn to make your reservation. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9 4 Wednesday, June 6, 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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Christs Church of Marion Wednesday, June 6: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9: Men's Prayer Group, 8 a.m. Sunday, June 10: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12: Men's Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. Phone is 352-8616182, website is www.ccomc.org.Joy Lutheran ChurchJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold its vacation Bible school from July 23 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. All children from 5 years of age through fifth grade are encouraged to attend and join the fun. The cost is $12 per child and scholarships are available. This year the theme for vacation bible school is Adventures on Promise Island where students discover Gods lifesaving love. These students will learn Gods Promises: God is with you, God cares about you, God gives you what you need, God saves you and God answers you. They will see God at work in the lives of the Old Testament and New Testament as Bible characters realize Gods promises are for them too. Registration for vacation Bible school is available during the month of June, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4 p.m. at the church office. The program planners are also looking for students in the 6th grade and older plus some adults who would like to volunteer and assist the teachers. For further information contact the VBS Coordinator, Joan Greve at 352-3048711 or the church office at 352-854-4509 ext. 221. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Countryside Presbyterian VBSThe Fruits of the Spirit will be moderated by Pastor Gary Marshall and a light supper will be served at our adult vacation bible school on July 9 to 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. All adults are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. 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I am not sure exactly why June is the month of choice for these couples; I just go along with the flow. Consequently, through the years, I have officiated at many weddings during the month of June. I must confess that weddings are not my favorite form of activity. I would much rather be doing something else, anything else, than officiating at the wedding ceremony of a young couple who are in love. When I first began this area of my pastoral work, I was very nervous. I was concerned that people were watching and judging me and therefore I needed to have everything perfect. The day of the wedding found me an absolute nervous wreck. If it was not for several Apple Fritters that morning, I am not sure how I would get through the day. I feel that my personal inconvenience at these nuptial ceremonies qualified me to indulge in eating several, if not many, Apple Fritters. Everybody needs something to help endure the inconveniences of life. Apple Fritter is my chosen remedy. I remember when I came to the shocking conclusion that nobody at the wedding ceremony was watching me. The wedding ceremony was concluded and the reception was over and I was in the restroom washing my hands when I happened to look into the mirror. There to my chagrin I discovered that the back of my collar was not covering my tie. Nobody even hinted that I had a wardrobe malfunction. It was then I realized that nobody was paying any attention to me. I could come to the wedding ceremony in a swimsuit and nobody would notice. Not that I have been tempted in this area, mind you. After all, the focus of the whole affair is the bride. Since this amazing discovery, weddings have not been quite so difficult for me. I do not worry about my appearance because nobody else is worrying about my appearance. I often counsel young grooms who seem quite nervous that nobody is even aware of their presence. Nobody comes to a wedding to see the groom. The only thing that really matters is the bride. After a wedding everybody always says, Wasnt the bride beautiful? Or, Didnt the bride look beautiful in her wedding dress? I have yet to hear somebody say, Wasnt that groom handsome? Or, I loved the grooms tuxedo. It just never happens. This is the reason why every groom wears a rented tuxedo. Nobody is admiring him or his attire. The wedding dress is something altogether difI cry at weddings, too James Snyder ferent. Very few brides rent a wedding dress. Even though they are only going to wear it, supposedly, once in their lifetime, they all want to buy that special wedding dress. One reason I am not so very fond of weddings is the premarital counseling involved. Of all the counseling I have given through the years, I am wondering if anybody ever paid attention to what I said. I think I could do the whole counseling session in pig Latin and the couple would sit there smiling at me as though they understood every word I was saying. With that in mind, I have tried through the years to make the counseling sessions as long and painful as possible. If they can survive a series of premarital counseling sessions from me, then they deserve a lifetime of holy matrimonial bliss. One strange phenomenon I have seen in weddings throughout the years is the number of people who cry at weddings. For some it may be overwhelmed with happiness. Others may be overwhelmed with memories of their own wedding. But the father of the bride is the one I watch. It is very hard for some of these fathers to keep back the tears, not because they are losing a daughter, or because they are gaining a son-in-law, but because they are losing a whole lot of money on this wedding. Then it got me thinking. Most weddings cost a small fortune. Of course small is a relative term. A young bride coached by her mother will find ways to burn through the fathers bank account. No price is too much to pay for this daughter of ours, the mother explains. Shes worth everything it costs. And the father weeps some more. Especially if there is a younger daughter in the wings. Looking into the situation the more I discovered just how much people pay for their weddings. When anybody asks me about performing the wedding ceremony and how much I charge, I always say that I do not charge anything. What I am really saying is that I would prefer cash. I always leave that to the discretion of the groom. Usually, the groom is so discreet in paying me that I actually never see any money. When I discover how much the wedding has cost and how much I was not given as an honorarium for my services, I too, weep at weddings. Occasionally, I meet a young couple who understand the importance of a Christian marriage. Although it is viewed as oldfashioned, I like to reflect what the Bible says. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24 KJV). This kind of a wedding calls for tears of joy.The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, Ocala. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-6874240 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church website is www.whatafellowship.com. Religion pairs 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 is a voluntary health agency working to defeat neuromuscular diseases through worldwide research, comprehensive services, and public health education. The Lock-Up is one of the many events in MDAs yearlong fundraising campaign. LOCKUPcontinued from Page 1 Taking a backstage tour at the Ocala Civic Theatre The Ocala Civic Theatre provided tours of its facility, including backstage areas, orchestra, prop rooms and the area where sets are built. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKProduction manager Tim Tygert shows a drawing of the placement of lights for Fiddler on the Roof at the Ocala Civic Theatre. One of the prop men holds up a tommy gun from the production of Chicago. Betsy, one of the tour guides, shows the back room which not only houses larger props, such as this bed, but is also where the orchestra plays. The director has a TV screen so he can see what is happening on stage. The musicians have microphones so the audience hears the music as part of the production. Some of those taking the tour on Saturday, June 3, look out to the audience area from the stage, while standing in front of an easily moved room.

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R.B. is one of those people whom everyone loves, and he is a really good sport when someone is doing a bit of a mini roast for him. As usual, his grin was a constant throughout all that Lil was revealing about R.B. It turns out that the Olivers are from Kentucky and the Wellers are from Indiana, so there was a little bit of a difference of opinion about which state taught the other state about basketball. Something that always makes me proud personally is the fact that so many American flags fly in our Fairfield Village. Memorial Day is for remembrance, and though we enjoy our gathering for fun, the feeling of gratitude for Please see FAIRFIELD Page 12

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INDEX Puzzles................8 Quail Meadow......9 Rev. Snyder........10 Fairfield Village11 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012 Happenings Page 4 Memorial Day Page 5 12 Wednesday, June 6, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger T O A D V E R T I S E H E R E C A L L T O M O R S U S I E A T 8 5 4 3 9 8 6 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 000BN6S 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 $ 16 95 Snow Crabs Market Price FRIDAY Pizza Pasta Steak Subs Salads Wings 1 1 2 LB. Baby Back Ribs & 2 Sides $ 16 95 SLAB $ 9 95 1/2 SLAB 000BN70 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 Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Formerly Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm Crossroads Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted 000BNMY DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N M ON .-S AT 11-C LOSE Expires 7/28/12 NEW Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES Eat Like Everyday is a Sunday Supper At Moms House starting at 11 AM Homemade Meatloaf with Real Mashed Potatoes Farm Raised Catfish Chicken Fried Steak and Gravy Country Smoked Ham Steak & Many More Incl. veggies, salad or soup, and homemade cornbread Expires 7/28/12 Plus regular menu & blackboardd specials! $ 9.25 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 those who have served and those who now serve is always in the air. One person pointed out, during the sharing time that although we are so grateful for our service people, we are equally appreciative of the sacrifices made by their families as they live the service life as well. On a bit of a somber note, we all remembered those whom we have lost this past year, but we added the thought that life was made better by each of these people as they lived and loved during their allotted time on this earth. We agreed that we should keep in mind that we can make a difference with a positive attitude and love of others that we show in our own personal ways. Several neighbors entertained with cute jokes and then everyone was encouraged to join in a game of water volleyball at the pool. Even though the skies were beginning to cloud up, the game began with two couples while others went to get their swimsuits to join in. Those who gathered agreed that we had a wonderful time sharing food, fun, (and some foolishness) with others here in Fairfield Village, a lively place filled with lovely (and patriotic) people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 11 Two couples begin the volleyball tournament. FFV manager Peggy Sluss, along with her husband, Ray, enjoyed the Memorial Day cookout. Lil Oliver gave a little "mini-roast" of our "Mayor" R. B. Weller. The biggest question concerned Kentucky and Indiana basketball. The question remains debatable. At least 68 American flags are flying the day after Memorial Day in our immediate neighborhood. Auditions for two dogs to play Bruiser and Rufus in Ocala Civic Theatres summer youth production of Legally Blonde: The Musical will be on Monday, June 25 at 6 p.m. Based on the 2001 hit film starring Reese Witherspoon, this is the story of Elle Woods, the perky-in-pink California blonde sorority girl. When Elle moves across the country to enroll at Harvard Law School, hoping to win back her handsome but pompous ex-boyfriend, she brings along her beloved pet chihuahua, Bruiser. Elle soon makes friends with ditzy hair stylist Paulette, who has a cherished pet of her own: Rufus the bulldog. In this show, dogs are womans, not mans, best friend! Both Bruiser and Rufus will be played by real dogs in the stage production. The dogs cast in the roles do not have to be the exact breeds (bulldog and chihuahua) as the dogs in the movie, but they need to be well-behaved, intelligent, obedient, lovable, talented, and have a basic level of training. Rufus should be a calm, friendly, stocky dog. Bruiser plays a large role in the show and appears in many scenes with Elle. The actress cast as Elle will attend the dog auditions so education director and show director Jackie Osterman can determine how well each canine candidate interacts with her. Rehearsals normally run Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Some Saturday rehearsals may be needed as performances approach. The show runs July 2029. For more information on what will be asked of the dogs and their owners or handlers during the rehearsal and performance process, call 236-2274. The Ocala Civic Theatre is at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center. The theatre produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Ocala Civic Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving more than 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season. Marion County Solid Wastes monthly furniture collection events are held at varying recycling centers throughout the county to provide more convenient locations for citizens to bring their old furniture. Solid Waste then transports the furniture to the landfill. June furniture collection event in this area will be June 23, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Blitchton Recycling Center, 13247 N. Highway 27. Solid Wastes electronic recycling events give residents a chance to recycle household electronics such as televisions, radios, computer monitors and stereos free of charge. The next electronics recycling opportunity is as follows: July 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wrigley Fields park, 405 E. Highway 316, Citra. For a full list of accepted items and more information, visit www.marioncountyfl.org/solidwaste.htm or call 352-671-8465. PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALFairfield Village has an oceanWho says theres no ocean in Marion County? This sailor proudly flies the red, white and blue on Memorial Day at this beach in Fairfield Village. And you know its on the ocean, because the sign says so. Fairfield Village column on Page 11, more photos on Page 12. Ocala Civic Theatre going to the dogs 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. 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 mugshot 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 reFurniture, electronic collection dates announced by county officials MDA gets ready for fundraising lockup on June 7 Please see LOCKUP Page 3 Blueberry Festival attracts arts and crafts The first of what organizers hope will be an annual Blueberry Festival took place Sunday, June 3, at Ramada Inn, U.S. Highway 27 at the Interstate. At left, Julie Rosko displayed her crepe paper roses, of which she has 60 colors available. At left, Ashley Bullard of MK Creations is shown with Kylie Bullard, age 4. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK